Arts Field Trips

Let Southern Delaware inspire the artists in your students!

 

Southern Delaware has long been a magnet for performers, musicians, artisans and crafters who are inspired by the natural beauty and the laid back vibe of our seaside and rural communities. The area is full of studios, galleries, art leagues, and performing arts venues and theaters, and our calendar is full of art shows and festivals, studio tours, live theater performances for kids and adults, and concerts of all kinds.

Many of our local art leagues offer classes, some of them single classes, so educators and homeschooling parents might, in addition to looking into the following resources, want to check out the links below the listings to view class schedules. Additionally, there are many crafts classes offered by our State Parks including sea glass jewelry and Sailor's Valentine classes, and more. Check out their program schedules here...

The information below was provided by the individual sites. For additional information, please contact each site.

 

Heidi Lowe Gallery: Make a Ring

328 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone number: 302-227-9203
Website
Email[email protected]
Days/Hours of operation:  Year round. Metalsmithing lesson is appointment-based. Must call ahead for this. Otherwise, gallery is always open and displaying unique, innovative artist's works. Visit anytime during posted hours to view works by artists from around the country.
Focus: Art and metal fabrication. Learn the basic metalsmithing techniques while making a silver ring to wear.  3 hour class.
Ages/Grade levels: Age 13 and above male or female.
Also available: Artist therapist Heidi Lowe and Therapist- Cher Stout offer Art and Therapy, a 5 hour class including looking to individual core values through writing exercise.  Students learn about their unique qualities that make them an individual and learn to trust their decision making. After the writing exercise students then learn the basic metalsmithing techniques while make a silver ring to wear.  Inside the ring they engrave their core values as a reminder of what they stand for and who they are uniquely in the world. This class is for a group of no less than 6 and no more than 12 The class is 5-6 hours and would include a break for lunch.  This has been geared toward young girls in the past but could be re-directed toward boys in the future. Fee includes the silver for the ring. Ages 13 – 18.
Cost: Call for rates. 
 

Gallery One

32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE 19970
Phone number: 302-537-5055
Website
Email[email protected]
Days/Hours of operation: Open 7 days a week except Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Hours of operation are April-October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and November-March from 10am to 4pm.
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Tours: Self-guided. Call a week ahead for groups, otherwise visit anytime during posted hours.
Focus: Various types of artwork. Theme wall where the partner artists paint to a different theme each month. Suitable for 3rd grade and up. 
Cost: Free
 

Mispillion Art League

5 N. Walnut Street
Milford, DE 19963
Phone number: 302-430-7646
Website
Email[email protected]
Days/Hours of operation:    Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., open until 6 p.m. on Fridays. Closed Sunday, Monday, and major holidays.
Guided tour: Available. Gallery space has member and invited guests’ artworks on display throughout the year. For large groups that would like a personalized tour, 24 hour notice would be appreciated, otherwise visitors are welcome anytime during posted hours.
Programs: Free art seminars, open to the public, are presented on the 3rd Thursday of each month from January through October from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Classes for children ages 5 through adult are held year round. Classes/workshops offered in watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, drawing, and more. See website for complete listing with dates, times, and costs. Classes may run for a single session or weekly for several sessions. Classes are grouped by grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and adult. Many of the children’s classes and some of the adult classes include all needed materials. For others a supply list is provided. Classes range from beginner level to intermediate. Information can be mailed upon request, but is also available on the website. 
 

The Studio On 24 (blown glass studio & gallery)

20231 John J Williams Hwy.
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone number: 403-644-4424
Website
Email[email protected]
Days/Hours of operation:  Call for appointment
Tours: Guided tours available. We have a large viewing area and can accommodate school or private tours.  The Studio is open by appointment in our off season and free to visit the gallery or watch us create our blown Glass design when the furnace is up and hot. Best to either call or e-mail to see when we are hot.
Focus: Blown Glass studio and Gallery
Ages/Grade levels:  All levels
Materials: Website is informative.
Additional information or suggestions: Always best to plan your visit early in the morning before lunch
 

Other resources to check out include

Rehoboth Art League

Millsboro Art League

Milton Arts Guild

Nanticoke River Arts Council, Seaford

Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach

The Milton Theatre

Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre

Possum Point Players, Georgetown

Freeman Stage, Selbyville

Second Street Players, Milford

Coastal Concerts

Rehoboth Beach Film Society

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival

 

Don't forget to check out our History and Science & Nature Field Trip destinations, too!

 

Artist credits: 

Button Link from Field Trip Home Page: Rosemary Connelly, Causey Mansion, Milford, DE. LiveCheapMakeArt.com, Watercolor, pen & ink

Slide Image, this page: John Donato, John Donato Art, Ocean View, DE