Door County Art News: Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art Updates

• Two Informational Sessions

Artists of all levels are invited to attend two free educational presentations to be held Friday, November 21, at 6:30 pm at the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art (KAFA). Refreshments will be provided.

In the first session, the idea will be to provide better understanding of contemporary oil painting materials. Andrea Harris will present a practical, hands-on educational presentation on Gamblin Oil Colors. Harris, who studied at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, will give a 90-minute presentation that will cover all aspects of oil paints, mediums and varnishes. All attendees will receive Gamblin product samples and literature, and attending instructors will receive the Gamblin DVD, “Navigating Color Space.”

Also, an informational session about the academy’s new part time curriculum will be held. The academy now offers students, of all levels, the opportunity to attend instructed figure drawing classes on Saturday afternoons, or Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, or all four three-hour-sessions. The sessions will be held with the full time students. In addition, instructed drawing from the cast will be offered on Saturdays with open studio time available on Sundays to continue the cast project. Schedules, tuition, and materials information will be discussed.

Please call to reserve space, 920.388.4391, but if you decide to come at the last moment please attend.

Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art is located at 109 Duvall Street, Kewaunee. For more information visit

• Zelten Joins Teaching Staff

A recent graduate of the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art (KAFA), with a passion for portraiture and landscape painting, Mark Zelten joined the staff at KAFA as a Teaching Assistant.

Norma Bell, KAFA owner, stated her delight in Marks addition to the Academy.

“Mark was an outstanding student and in addition to a strong work ethic, and desire to succeed, brought natural talent, enthusiasm and a constant smile to the studios,” said Bell. “We welcome him and know that students will thrive under his tutelage.”

Zelten, a Kewaunee native who attended KAFA from 2005 – 2008, will be working with new students, concentrating on developing drawing skills beginning with Bargue drawings, graphic drawing, and drawing the figure with charcoal in large format. All graduates of the academy are expected to be classified as master draftsmen before they complete their training.

For further information call 920.388.4391 or visit