• RRAC Mentor Program: Meet Jerry Jorgenrud

    I want to introduce you to Jerry Jorgenrud.  Jerry is an artist and one of the mentors for this year’s mentorship program at The Rumriver Art Center.  Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to watch him paint, which you can see as well on the video below.  I was inspired by his use of color and how… Read More

  • Salt Shaker Pencil Drawing Lesson with Deborah Ann

    Join Deborah Ann Kirkeeide creating a pencil drawing of Salt Shaker. The materials you will need is a pencil, paper, eraser and tissue for blending.

  • Creating A Watercolor Dragonfly with MaryLeah

    Join MaryLeah Marshall as she shows you how to create a marvelous watercolor dragonfly. The materials you will need are 140lb cold press watercolor paper, watercolor round brush watercolor pans, tubes or liquid.

  • The Highwaymen and Albert Earnest Backus

    The Highwaymen and Albert Earnest Backus – A Floridian Artist who spent his life paying it forward. Larry, the Director at The Rumriver Art Center, told me about the Highwaymen, which he had discovered by watching the Antique Roadshow.  I thought I would look into it and see what they were about.  The Highwaymen were a loose… Read More

  • Pencil Feather Drawing

    Watch how Deborah Ann Kirkeeide takes you through the process of a pencil drawing of a feather. Materials you will need is pencil, eraser and drawing paper.

  • Lakefront Watercolor Project With MaryLeah

    MaryLeah Marshall takes you through step by step to create your own summer lakefront watercolor. Materials you will need; 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper, watercolor pans or tubes, watercolor round and flat brush.

  • Grumpy Cat Project

    Tardar Sauce, is a cat and Internet celebrity known for her “grumpy” facial expression, and thus known by the common name Grumpy Cat. Her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, says that her permanently grumpy-looking face is due to an under bite and feline dwarfism. This adorable grumpy cat will be used as our inspiration for our drawing… Read More

  • Cherry Tree Blossom Watercolor Project with MaryLeah Marshall

    Watercolor artist MaryLeah Marshall takes you through layer by layer to create cherry tree blossom. You will need 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper, watercolor paint and around round watercolor

  • Ring Tailed Lemur Project

    The Ring-tailed Lemur is a large strepsirrhine primate and the most recognized lemur due to its long, black and white ringed tail. Like all lemurs it is endemic to the island of Madagascar. It is omnivorous and active exclusively in daylight hours. The Ring-tailed Lemur is highly social, living in groups of up to 30… Read More

  • What makes a good mentor? What makes a good mentee?

    The Rumriver Art center has a call out for our new 55+ Mentorship program.  The purpose of the Artist Mentorship Program is to provide older adults who never had the opportunity to find their artistic voice during their youth a chance to explore and find it now. Many older adults had to put their art and creativity… Read More