In 2018, we offered a record amount of demonstrations and free workshops as part of the Pastel Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) Outreach Program to educate participants about the pastel medium.
In May, we offered our first free session at the Portsmouth Library. It was targeted at beginners with limited to no experience with pastels. There were 14 participants, both adults and kids, who all said they had fun and learned a lot.
In the summer we offered 4 sessions at the International Institute of New England in Manchester, NH to both refugee and immigrant children, their parents and sponsors. We received glorious feedback and they would like us to double our sessions offered in 2019.
We closed out 2018 with 3 more demos at the Portsmouth Library concurrent with our Art of Pastel exhibition. Each session had a dozen or more participants and we look forward to returning to Portsmouth again in 2019.
If you would like to book a demo or would like to help sponsor our outreach efforts, please contact our Outreach Chair, Joelle Feldman: firstname.lastname@example.org