New Online Art Classes for Adults Offered by Rowayton Arts Center

Dana Goodfellow Aqua Water Art

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Aqua Water by Dana Goodfellow

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The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) is offering three weekly art classes for adults starting June 4 over Zoom. RAC Instructors Dana Goodfellow, Christy Gallagher and Susan Fehlinger will lead students online to provide an opportunity to learn and grow in their artistic specialties.

— an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center

Dana Goodfellow will teach “From Realism to Abstraction” on Thursdays from 2 pm to 5 p.m., beginning June 4 for four weeks. The goal of this class is to use theories of composition, layout, design and perspective to allow for stronger realistic or abstract paintings. This class is a mixture of students whose work is either realistic or abstract or a mixture of both styles.

The first half hour will be dedicated to teaching time using a combination of lectures and demonstrations. Students will then have time to paint on their own while keeping contact with Dana through the Zoom platform.  Individual instruction and encouragement will be given throughout the class to help each student reach their goals. The fee for this class is $110.

Christy Gallagher will teach “Watercolor and the Landscape” on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. beginning June 9 for six weeks. Though everyone is still staying at home, there are many ways to paint in our gardens and our neighborhoods. Another way is to paint from windows — inside or outside — each window offering a chance to observe our surroundings in new and exciting ways.

Dana Goodfellow Aqua Water Art

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Aqua Water by Dana Goodfellow

Each class will begin with a 30 to 40 minutes on Zoom where Christy will compare two different artists from history, to provide a guide on how to approach the days lesson in a fresh new way.

The class will reconvene again at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the work done during the interim. This class is most appropriate for Intermediate and Advanced watercolor artists. The fee for this class is $160.

Susan Fehlinger will teach “Painting with the Palette Knife” on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 4 p.m. beginning June 9. In this interactive online class, students will learn the joys and challenges of painting with the palette knife.

The class will be painting from photographs covering a variety of subject matter to show how versatile this tool can be. Participants will also be experimenting with mediums to achieve transparent glazes and layering effects in oils or acrylics. The fee for this class is $110.

For more information and to register online, visit this Web page.

About Rowayton Arts Center

RAC celebrates the study, creation and appreciation of the arts through classes, exhibitions and events open to all in the community.

The gallery and art school overlook the scenic Five Mile River at 145 Rowayton Ave. with space for regional artists to exhibit their art and a classroom for workshops and classes at all levels offered to children and adults. Visit and follow @rowaytonarts.

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