Heather Lewis possesses a life-long immersion in the arts beginning in Delaware with artist parents, fine art training at The Philadelphia College of Art, and over three decades of actively creating art for exhibition and sale. PASSIONATE about helping others reconnect 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 pre-school to college. She is an adjunct studio arts professor at York County Community College. “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. She has 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 which is a constant source of inspiration for her art.


Creativity Coaching

“Do you feel stuck? Heather Lewis, professional artist, educator, and creativity coach- will help you to identify and better manage aspects of your creative life. Whether pertaining to materials and processes, inspiration, business, understand what’s working and challenging you. Get support and encouragement set and achieve short and long term goals. This exciting forum will help you get out of that creative rut!”

Please contact info@rivertreearts.org or call 207-967-9120 if you would like more information about Heather’s Creativity Coaching





Intro to Painting

Sunday afternoons 1:00 – 4:00 pm
April 28 – June 23 (8 weeks)   (no class May 12)
Instructor: Heather Lewis
Adults (ages 16+)

Understand the fundamentals of working with color, and composition! Learn through foundational exercises that take the guesswork out of mixing color, setting up a palette and, with plenty of studio time, explore materials and processes, learn from the work of Masters past and present, and paint! All skill levels welcome. There will be small breaks for a light snack and a stretch. Coffee and tea will be provided during the break.

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh


Materials List: drawing board, set student grade gouache, set student grade acrylic paint, medium sized (8×10, 9X12) pad bristol paper and /or water color paper, set of assorted sized round paint brushes, wide brush (house painting brush), 2B pencil, eraser, masking tape, large white plate to use as palette, rags, water containers. During first class instructor will provide basic materials, and talk about those needed during session.



Observational Drawing

Tuesdays 6pm – 8:30pm
Adults (ages 16+)
7 weeks  April 30 – June 11, 2019
Instructor: Heather Lewis

Learn how to capture what you see on paper! With plenty of studio time working from set-ups, veteran artist/ teacher Heather Lewis, will introduce you to age old exercises and techniques. Gain confidence as your drawing skills develop!  All skill levels welcome. There will be a few breaks so please pack a lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided during the break.

Materials List: drawing board, pad 18 x 24 newsprint, vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, sand paper block, kneaded eraser