Open Studio

The open studio class give students a chance to come to the art center to work on their projects. You can bring your own materials or for small fee can use ours. We will have an artist present to answer questions, give assistance, and provide materials. You can come every week or just stop in when you have need.
Cost: $7.50/single open studio session (optional material fee $5, see registration link for details)
Ages: all ages (children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

Every Wednesday 6pm - 8pm 

Every Thursday 9:30am - 11:30am 

Adult Art Classes

The Art of Canvas Painting and Craft Winemaking

Plein air painting is painting outdoors. Paul Boecher will lead Plein Air Club members to different places to paint outdoors. This is a great opportunity for beginners to the more accomplished. If you always wanted to learn how to paint outdoors this is your opportunity. A table top and easel will be provided. Participants must bring all other materials/supplies. Plein Air painters can use acrylic, oil or watercolor paint on canvas board or paper.
If you have questions, please contact Larry Weinberg (763-323-8830 or
Teacher: Paul Boecher

Every Thursday

Time: 9:30am - 12pm

Cost: $15/class

Ages: 15 and up

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Woman's cafe is a safe place to gather with women and create. For the month of November we will count our blessings and create a gratitude box out of clay. You can use your box to remind you to be grateful or to write your gratitudes on a piece of paper and place in the box to honor what you are thankful for. Come and join us to create this special box. Treat yourself to a night of being creative. No experience necessary.

Date: Tuesday, November 7th

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Cost: $25
Ages: 18+

Join us for two unique nights of creativity. This is a two-part class. At the first session (held at the Rum River Art Center), the class will mix the ingredients to make two types of wine (no grape stomping is involved) and each class member will create an original canvas painting, which will also be turned into a custom wine label. Five weeks later the wine will be ready for bottling. At the second session (held at Genesis Winemaking), class members will socialize while tasting and bottling the wine, and your canvas painting will be reproduced as your custom wine label. Each class participant will end up with their canvas painting and 2 bottles of custom-labeled, craft wine.
The class is perfect for winemakers and artists of all levels - whether novice or connoisseur.

Part 1 is held at Rumriver Art Center North Studio (2665 4th Ave, Suite 108, Anoka 55303, 763.323.8830)
Part 2 is held at Genesis Winemaking (Main St. Square, 228 E. Main St, Suite 111, Anoka 55303, 763.270.8521)


Part 1: Monday, October 16 6pm - 8:30pm; Part 2: Monday, November 20, 6pm - 7:30pm

Cost: $55

Ages: 21+

Looking for more classes? Check out our 2 Hour ClassesCommunity Classes and Free Family Art Day!