Watercolors (and Flamingos!) in Plein Air

Watercolors (and Flamingos!) in Plein Air

Continuing Education
a stone tower in the background with plastic white flamingoes wading in a pond below it
Amy Simon Berg


Wednesday, September 7
6:00 pm
Saturday, September 10
8:00 am

Dates & Price

Onsite & Online, live-streamed 

September 7 & September 10, 2022

Online Orientation: Wednesday, September 7, 6–6:30 pm

Onsite session: Saturday, September 10, 8 am–12 pm (Inclement weather date is Sunday, September 11)

Register by September 5, 2022

Fee: $99

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

Enjoy exclusive early-morning Gardens access—and your very own view of 1,000 white flamingoes wading in the Chimes Tower basin, courtesy of Light: Installations by Bruce Munro—during this plein air watercolor experience. Start your class online as instructor Diana Heitzman offers tips and techniques for painting en plein air. Then, during the four-hour painting session—which begins a full two hours before the Gardens open to guests—capture the whimsical flamingo flock view, or the surrounding Hillside Garden and Chimes Tower landscape, all while listening to the tranquil sound of the waterfall. Heitzman will be on hand to provide individualized instruction during the painting session. While this plein air experience is focused on watercolors, those using other media may also attend.

Bring your own equipment—paints, brushes, easels, tools, etc.—in the medium of your choice.

Includes Gardens Admission for the day.

Inclement weather date Sunday, September 11.


Onsite & Online, live-streamed


Diana Heitzman

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.