Painting the Chimes Tower En Plein Air

Painting the Chimes Tower En Plein Air

Creative Arts Class with Online and Onsite Components
A fall foliage scene with a stone tower in the background.
Becca Mathias

Dates & Prices

October 23–26, 2024

Fee: $99

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $89

Fee includes all-day admission to the Gardens on the day the class is onsite.

Register by October 20, 2024

This class is intended as an adult learning experience. Find out more about our Family Learning experiences.

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded. Please note that refunds are not available for programs moved to scheduled inclement weather dates.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Experience and capture the ephemeral colors of Longwood’s Hillside Garden in the fall and the pristine reflections of morning light on Longwood’s 50-foot waterfall with this plein air offering. Begin the class online as instructor Diana Heitzman offers techniques and tips for painting en plein air. Then, enjoy early-morning Gardens access as you put your knowledge into practice during a four-hour, in-person painting experience with your choice of medium, easel, and tools. You’ll find plenty of inspiration in this spectacular setting. 

Course Schedule

Online Orientation
Wednesday, October 23, 6:00–6:30 pm

On-site Class
Saturday, October 26, 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Inclement Weather Date
Sunday, October 27, 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Full course content includes both the online and the onsite components.


Online via Zoom
Onsite throughout the Gardens

This program will take place partially or entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear footwear suited for walking on uneven paths and through wet areas.


Diana Heitzman

Diana Heitzman is an artist who is active in botanical painting. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and studied at Temple University in Rome, Italy. Post-graduation, Heitzman studied graphic design and advertising at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and worked as an art director. Heitzman has taught in Cape May County as well as Mt Cuba Center and Center of the Creative Arts in Delaware. She has shown her work in several galleries and completed multiple commissions, including the Wilmington Flower Market Poster. For the past 20 years she has exhibited and sold her paintings at the annual Philadelphia Flower Show. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators.