Looking for an art class? Rowayton Arts Center’s Winter Session begins Jan. 6 with class sign ups going on now for both adult and children. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
Weekly offerings include Oil Painting Methods, Figure Drawing, Wonders and Spontaneity of Watercolors, Still Life and the Modern Masters, Painting with the Palette Knife plus much more! Check out the schedule at rowaytonarts.org/education and for more information, call RAC at (203) 866-2744.
Shop one-of-a-kind gifts by local artists at Rowayton Arts Center’s annual Holiday Gift Show from Nov. 29 to Dec. 24, 2019. There’s a Coffee and Bagels breakfast offered at the RAC this Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) is seeking original, handcrafted works from artists for the annual Holiday Gift Show, running between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2019. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
RAC will accept small ornaments and holiday-related items as well as jewelry, pottery and ceramics, candles, wooden toys and items, small furniture, knitted or crocheted items, fiber art, original cards and small prints or paintings. Receiving dates are Nov. 15 to 17, 2019. In order to participate, artists must sign up for a time to drop off their work.
The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) will host a creative writing workshop in which participants take in the artwork in the current RAC exhibition, “Autumn Juried Show” for inspiration in writing a poem. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
Norwalk’s Poet Laureate Bill Hayden will lead participants in an “Ekphrastic Poetry Experience” (poetry written about works of art) at the workshop on Monday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Writers of all levels will be given time to preview the artwork in the gallery before choosing of one or more pieces to focus on to create poetry. Afterwards, the group will gather to share and discuss the drafts. Anyone wanting to further edit their works is encouraged to contact Hayden for help.
A new show at the Rowayton Arts Center, with works by 83 area artists, will be on view Oct. 13 through Nov. 9, 2019. The opening reception is free and open to the public from 4 to 6 p.m., this Sunday, Oct. 13.
Looking for a fall art class? The Rowayton Arts Center has everything from “Intro to Painting” and “Figure Drawing” to “Alla Prima Portraiture” plus much more. You can check out the schedule for both kids and adults online, here. Here are many of the classes. Some start in early September or even August, so register soon:
One-Time Workshops for Youth
Fashion Workshop for Beginners — Instructor: Jessica LaRock — Sep 28 – Sep 29 (Sat – Sun) — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Halloween Workshop — Instructor: Jessica LaRock — Oct 25 (Fri) — 4 to 6 p.m.
Fashion Workshop for Intermediates — Instructor: Jessica LaRock— Nov 2 – Nov 3 (Sat – Sun) — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fashion Workshop for Advanced — Instructor: Jessica LaRock— Nov 9 – Nov 10 (Sat – Sun) — 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Holiday Art Workshop — Instructor: Nancy Chapman — Dec 7 (Sat) — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Classes for Youths
Click on the links for fees and further information:
Portfolio Development for HS Students — Instructor: Nancy McTague-Stock — Saturdays, Sept.
A new show at the Rowayton Arts Center, “At the Table” is on view now through July 21, 2019. This all media exhibition features artwork by more than 50 RAC Exhibiting Artists members from the area. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center (RAC)
RAC gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 to 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Chair for the exhibition is Amy Schott and the Co-chair is Milan Chilla. The judge, Westport artist Heidi Palmer, focuses on three elements in her work: light, air and the meaning of time. Light governs her compositions, defines form and serves as the catalyst for delving into the ephemeral effects of air and atmosphere, which clarify the painting’s sense of place.
The Rowayton Arts Center is hosting a “Farm to Gallery” fundraising event on Wednesday, July 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The evening celebrates all things culinary with the current show “At the Table” on display and the recent “Food for Thought” creative writing contest. Winners of “Food for Thought” will be on hand to read their food-inspired short poetry and prose. Curated cocktails featuring Tuck Gin and summer wines chosen by the Rowayton Wine Store will complement a lovely spread of summery light fare thanks to Palmer’s Market and other sponsors. Proceeds benefit RAC as well as the food pantry at The Open Door Shelter in Norwalk. The fee for the event is $30 (suggested donation).
The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) announces the selection of two new exhibiting members who were juried in May. — an announcement from Rowayton Arts Center
These artists are Stacey Schneider of Norwalk and Anna Badini of Stamford. To become an exhibiting member, artists submit works to be reviewed by the Artist Selection Committee, which meets three times a year in January, May and September. Artists who are selected for three of the six RAC juried exhibits within a two-year period are also eligible for exhibiting member status. There are currently over 250 exhibiting members.