Heather Lewis Workshop

Art Workshop: Outdoor Sketching and Painting at HOF with Heather Lewis

Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This Art Workshop is set in the lovely gardens and grounds of the Historic Odessa Foundation.

The artist/teacher, and daughter of the late Jack Lewis (1912-2012), Heather Lewis will share her love of sketching and offer her expertise on capturing what is seen in an outdoor setting, while on the move! Instructor Heather Lewis is a long-time artist/ instructor. Classes will begin with an instructional talk from Heather, and then students will break off to sketch at their own pace. This is a great class for all levels of experience. Everyone is welcome! Participants will be able to view each other’s art and the art exhibit after the workshop. This Art Workshop is held in conjunction with the art exhibit Everyday Life, Everyday People:  The Work of Jack Lewis, Selections from the Nancy and Russell Suniewick Collection.

Rain or Shine Event

Meet at the HOF Visitor Center, corner of Main & 2nd Streets


Materials are NOT included.

Suggested Materials List:  a lightweight, easy carry tote: Sketchbook- 8×10, or smaller, multimedia, or watercolor; graphite pencil, charcoal, pencil sharpener, eraser; choice of color media- watercolors (pan style set), 3 brushes - large, medium and small, pen, crayons, colored pencils, water soluble colored pencils, or pastel, and/or colored markers.

(*Also, it is strongly recommended that art workshop participants bring supplies related to their personal comfort: sunscreen, bug spray, sun hat, water repellent, windbreaker/ sweater, water bottle, snack, etc.)


$35/person Reservations Required by June 9th: Jennifer Cabell Kostik or (302)378-4119




Heather Lewis, Artist, Teach, Coach

Heather possesses a life-long immersion in the arts beginning in Delaware with artist parents Dorothy and Jack Lewis, fine art training at The Philadelphia College of Art, The State University of New York, and over four decades of actively creating art for exhibition and sale.

PASSIONATE about helping others connect with their own creativity, she is a seasoned studio arts instructor and creativity coach who inspires learning through her engaging and encouraging teaching style. She has taught and conducted workshops throughout the northeast for all different age levels from elementary to college, and seniors. She currently is a studio arts professor at York County Community College in Wells, Maine, (20 years), and The River Tree Arts Center (10 years) in Kennebunkport, Maine. She provides coaching privately, as well.

“As with her paintings, Heather’s classroom instruction serves as a magical conduit through which others discover their own dreams, visions, images, and feelings. She creates a learning environment where her students feel safe to explore and, simultaneously, challenged and stretched to their highest potential. Heather truly embraces and models the belief that her classroom provides the venue to set the creator in each of us free. (Susan M. Vitale)

REFRESHING and ORIGINAL, Lewis masterfully captures and interprets the beauty of the natural world around her, infusing it with a certain emotional vitality.

“My work is a response, a visual record, if you will, to living in this watery world with dramatic ocean and marsh scenes, rolling farmland, and ever changing light. Sometimes expressed abstractly, and sometimes, quite literally, it is the evidence of what I’m thinking about, feeling, and noticing- my observations, memories, and often, my dreams. So, with my feet firmly planted in the clouds, I make some marks.”

Heather Lewis exhibited extensively in her native Delaware, central New York, and throughout New England, with work included in prominent private and corporate collections.

Heather Lewis is a long-time resident of the Maine seacoast, where she lives and works from her beloved farmhouse and barn studio; she also travels frequently to southern Delaware to visit and paint favorite marshes and waterways from her youth, and to speak about her artist family. These places and people are a constant source of inspiration for her art.