Since its founding in 1938, the Rehoboth Art League RAL has worked to provide arts experiences through our events, exhibitions, and education programs. Through our Visual Arts Outreach program, the art league is able to bring arts experiences to Sussex County’s areas that are most in need of opportunity.
Developed in response to cuts made to arts education in public schools, our Outreach program now serves hundreds of students each year. During scheduled classes, art league instructors travel all over southern Delaware to work with children, seniors, and other ‘at risk’ populations to offer free arts education. Scheduled classes allow participants a chance to create a variety of different fine art or craft projects in mediums including drawing, painting, collage, pottery, printmaking, jewelry making or textile work. Our Outreach program serves youth in afterschool and summer camp programs to instill the value of lifelong experiences in the arts. And we visit libraries and senior centers to provide stimulating lessons in a supportive environment. Community partnerships with organizations including First State Community Action Agency, Easter Seals, Boys & Girls Clubs, Salvation Army, and Sussex Consortium allow our Visual Arts Outreach program to be a success for the community.