At Rumriver Art Center, we believe in the power of the arts and the important role they play in the lives of our students. The arts are valuable for not only the social and psychological benefits but also for health benefits

Art programming – both formal and more informal – is available at the Rumriver Art Center. The Rumriver Art Center was awarded an arts grant from Aroha Philanthropies and its new statewide initiative, Seeding Vitality Arts MN. Aroha Philanthropies is devoted to the transformative power of the arts and creativity, inspiring vitality in those over 55.

The Vitality Arts programs are designed to improve the health, well-being, and renewed sense of purpose for older adults. 

Vitality Arts: Beginning Pottery Wheel Class

In this class students will learn the basic wheel throwing techniques. Each class meets once a week for 2½ hours to teach the basics of wheel thrown pottery: wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, glazing, and basic studio etiquette. Included in the cost is everything you need while you are in class: basic pottery tools, buckets and towels, 25 lbs of clay. You will be responsible for your clay and if necessary you can purchase an additional 25lbs of clay and clay tools.

Dates: Thursdays 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Time: 9:30am - 12pm
4 week session cost: $125
Ages: 55+

By registering for a class you are agreeing to our policies outlined on our POLICIES WEBPAGE

Vitality Arts 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 you 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.

Dates: Every Thursday starting 6/21 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Cost: $10/class (most materials are included; however, the use of some materials might have a material fee)
Ages: 55 and up