Nature Art Series


The KPNC teams up with Heather Jackson, local artist, to bring you an fun and educational art workshop series.

Heather Jackson

Heather Jackson is a local artist, having lived in the Auburn area for over 36 years. Growing up, Heather attended Auburn City Schools and in 1996, graduated from Auburn University with a BFA in Visual Communications with a concentration in graphic design. Heather has worked at Auburn University for over 22 years as a graphic designer and is currently working in the Office of Communications & Marketing.

In 2015, Heather became certified as a Zentangle teacher (CZT) and has taught Zentangle classes at the Jan Dempsey Community Art Center. She is currently enrolled in a Color of Woman International Creativity Teacher Program and will receive her certification in February of 2021 with 5 paintings to add to her lifelong portfolio.

Heather believes everyone is a creative being and art is for all! She also maintains that there is no right or wrong way to create art, just your way.

Creativity is a wonderful and powerful way to express one’s self, especially creating art with intention and mindfulness. In fact, mindful art can be therapeutic, healing, and transformational. When we approach life with intention, we gather gratitude and appreciation for ourselves and all others in the world around us.

Heather has loved the great outdoors since childhood, and the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center has been a long-time favorite place for her to enjoy the aesthetic and serenity of nature.

There is a wide variety of wildlife and plants to see, sketch, and learn about. I have often envisioned bringing community together through creating art in nature, thus the idea for this Nature Art Series was born. I am excited to be teaching a monthly art series throughout 2021, in collaboration with the KPNC, that invites the community to engage in nature appreciation, education, and conservation through intentional creativity.


Create Your Own Journal
January 16, 2021 | 1 – 3 PM
Create a beautiful personalized nature themed journal using paints, pens and collage.

Create a Unique Valentine Card for Your Beloved
February 13, 2021 | 1 – 3 PM
Create a unique nature themed valentine card for your beloved on water color paper using paints and Zentangle.

Color Wheel and Zentangle
March 6, 2021 | 1 – 3 PM
Create a fabulous color wheel while learning to mix colors as well as patterns inspired by nature and Zentangle.

Recycled Plastic Bottle Critters
April 17, 2021 | 2 – 4 PM
Inspired by Earth Day, learn how to “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” by creating fun planters from recycling plastic 2 liter soda bottles. Design your own critter such as a bunny, a frog, a pig, a bear, panda bear, cow, fox, dog, and cat.

Mandala Sun Catchers
May 1, 2021 | 2 – 4 PM
Create a beautiful sun catcher with mandala inspired nature designs.

Hummingbird Zentangle Art
June 5, 2021 | 9 – 11 AM
Description coming soon.

July 10, 2021 | 9 – 11 AM
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August 21, 2021 | 9 – 11 AM
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Tree Magic
September 11, 2021 | 9 – 11 AM
Reconnect to the wonder, magic and symbolism of trees through a memorable tree story or experience. Create a beloved tree painting using acrylic, collage and Zentangle.

Tangling Pumpkins
October 16, 2021 | 1 – 3 PM
Description coming soon.

Leaf Printing
November 13, 2021 | 1 – 3 PM
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Holiday Nature Ornament
December 11, 2021 | 1 – 3 PM
Description coming soon.

Online registration is available for each class; or, you may pay “at the door” so long as there is still space available. Maximum number of students is 12. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a caregiver/parent. All attendees must wear a face covering and temperatures will be checked upon arrival. Social distancing will be enforced during the workshop. The workshop will be cancelled if we do not have a minimum of 4 participants.