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.
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.
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.