Beginner’s oil pastel class offered at Lewes Public Library starting Sept. 30

September 17, 2021

The Lewes Public Library will offer a free eight-week introductory art course, Creating Whimsical Masterpieces with Pastel, at 2 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 30 to Nov. 18. 

Led by local professional teaching artist John Donato, the course is designed to be a fun, engaging and empowering artistic experience for adults 55+ who would like to investigate their creative potential while building a basic level of mastery using oil pastels. With support from their teacher and peers, participants will investigate idea creation, personal style, and finishing techniques while producing their own finished artwork. 

The class series will conclude with a recognition event at the library where participants can reveal their artwork to the public, and it will be displayed onsite during December.

Space is limited, and registration is required at Sessions are one hour each, and participants must commit to attending all eight sessions. All supplies and materials will be provided.

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on

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