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Vitality Arts: Drawing
The Drawing class is designed to both challenge and encourage participants through lessons that emphasize observation, practice and peer support. Instructors present creative exercises for students that train the hand to record what the eyes see. The drawing class will use pencil, charcoal, pastel and more to create their work.
Dates: Mondays January 14 through March 4
Time: 9am to 12pm
Cost: $105 (includes all Materials)
Instructor: Deb Kirkeeide

Vitality Arts: Art History & Exploration
Art History and Exploration will take a in depth look at a specific artist for each class. We will look at slides of their work and life. Students will have a chance work a small project inspired by the artist work.

Monday, February 4, 12pm - 1:30pm (Marc Chagall)

Monday, March 4, 12pm - 1:30pm (Lee Krasner)

Monday, April 1, 12pm - 1:30pm (Alexander Calder)

Cost: $15 per class
Ages: Adults



The Vitality Arts program is devoted to the transformative power of the arts and creativity, inspiring vitality in those over 55. Classes are geared and designed to improve the health, well-being, and renewed sense of purpose adults ages 55+, but any adult can register. 

The Rumriver Art Center Offers these 8 Week Art Courses

Vitality Arts: Acrylic Painting
Acrylic paint is a very forgiving medium. Through the eight week course students will learn the tools and techniques to be able to grow as artists. Students will learn the fundamentals of fine art painting on a variety of painting surfaces. Through thoughtful instruction the individual student will choose a comfortable style to express their inner artist. They will explore their creativity by creating thumbnail studies leading to completion of a larger studio painting. Each session will allow the individual to work at their own pace and develop the skills needed to have fun and continue to paint and connect with other artists. During each session students will set daily goals and discuss next steps to successful solutions. "Escape to another place, slow down and enjoy the journey!"
Dates: Wednesdays January 16 through March 6
Time: 9:30am to 12pm
Cost: $125 (includes all Materials)
Instructor: Paul T Boecher

Vitality Arts: Hand-Built Pottery
A perfect class for beginners as well as the more experienced! Clay is a wonderful material to create with as it allows many ways to express oneself. In this 8 week clay class the participants will learn the basic hand-building techniques with clay. Each week they will be introduced to a new technique to build on what they learned the week before, which will give them a variety of ways to create with clay. In each class the participants will create a clay creation as well as decorate it with under-glazes.
Dates: Tuesdays January 15 through March 5
Time: 1pm - 3:30pm
Cost: $135 (includes all Materials)
Instructor: Angie Renee