About RPAC

RPAC Art Center and Academy opened its doors in July of 2019. The owner and founder Dee Dee Colabella had envisioned a place where artists could have access to continuing education, private and semi-private work spaces, studio space to display and hang their work, and a gallery storefront to sell it. 

RPAC offers a fun and creative environment that allows artists and students alike a place to express their creativity. Students learn from talented instructors with years of real-world experience while working in a space surrounded by professional artists. This kind of learning environment gives students quality guidance and instruction that helps them grow immensely as future artists and designers.

Our Team

Dee Dee Colabella

Owner | Founder | Instructor

A Ridgefield native since 2004, Dee Dee Colabella has 30 years of experience in the arts working in the fields of graphic arts, advertising, event planning, and education. Dee Dee has a master of fine arts degree from Western Connecticut State University.

Greg Mursko

Co-Founder | Instructor

With over 30 years of advertising and graphic design experience, Greg offers our students tons of real-world design and illustration experience. Greg has over five years teaching graphic design and studio art at the collegiate level. He currently holds a master of arts degree from Syracuse University and a master of fine arts degree from Western Connecticut University.