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March Events

Wheel Throwing Open Studio every Monday 6pm – 8pm, Tuesday 10am – 12pm & Wednesday 6pm – 8pm
Vitality Arts Older Adults Open Studio every Tuesday 9am – 12pm
Plein Air Club every Thursday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Thursday 3/5, 1pm – 3:30pm, Vitality Arts Older Adults: Art Expression 4 Week Course begins
Friday 3/6, 10am- 12pm, Vitality Arts: Coffee & Chat
Saturday 3/7, 10:30am – 12pm, North Central Library Hand-Built Pottery Totem Class
Tuesday 3/10, 2pm – 4pm, St. Francis Library Polymer Clay Nordic Owl Class
Friday 3/13, 6pm – 8pm, Kids Art Fun Night
Friday 3/13, 6pm, 2nd Annual Art-A-Thon begins
Saturday 3/14, 12pm – 1pm & 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Free Family Art Day
Saturday 3/14, 12:30pm – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Saturday 3/14, 3pm – 5pm, Sunshine Artists Gallery Show Opening
Saturday 3/14, 8pm – 10pm, Adult Paint Night
Sunday 3/15, 12:30pm – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Sunday 3/15, 6pm, 2nd Annual Art-A-Thon ends
Monday 3/16, 6pm – 8pm, Acrylic Painting 4 Week Course begins
Wednesday 3/18, 4:30pm – 5:45pm, Crooked Lake Library Jellyfish Watercolor
Saturday 3/21, 9>30am – 12pm Watercolor Painting Class
Saturday 3/21, 1pm – 3:30pm, Mandala Mosaic Class
Monday 3/23, Spring Vitality Arts Older Adults 8 Week Courses begin
Sunday 3/29, Clay Fairy Garden House Class

You can donate to Rumriver Art Center through Amazon Smile

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Amazon Smile is just like Amazon, but all purchases get a percentage donated to the non profit of your choice. Log on to Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.com/) with your same log in information as Amazon.com and designate Rumriver Art Center as your charity.

Remember, only purchases at Amazon Smile (not amazon.com) support charity.

Thank you for choosing Rumriver Art Center as your charity!

February Events

Wheel Throwing Open Studio every Tuesday 10am – 12pm, 6pm – 8pm & every Wednesday 6pm – 8pm
Plein Air Club every Thursday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday 2/1, 2pm – 3:15pm, Northtown Library – Catching Snowflakes
Wednesday 2/5, 5:30pm – 7pm, Art at Avant: Make a Clay Mug
Thursday 2/6, 1pm – 3pm, Vitality Arts Older Adults: Mindful Art Practice 4 Week Course begins
Friday 2/7, 12pm – 2pm, Vitality Arts: Coffee & Chat
Saturday 2/8, 12pm – 4pm, Anoka Winterfest
Monday 2/10, 6pm – 8pm, Acrylic Painting 4 Week Course begins
Saturday 2/15, 12:30pm – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Sunday 2/16, 12pm – 1pm & 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Free Family Art Day
Friday 2/21, 10am – 11:30am, Free Senior Art Day
Saturday 2/22, 1pm – 2:30pm, Hand-Built Pottery Snowman Class
Tuesday 2/25, 6pm – 8pm, Wine & Canvas at Kitchen Table
Friday 2/28, 6pm – 8pm, Kids Art Fun Night
Saturday 2/29, 12:30pm – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class

Gallery Events

Stop in to our Acrylic Painting & Plein Air Painting Club gallery exhibit Saturday, February 1st from 12pm to 4pm to see a Plein Air Painting demonstration done by Paul Boecher and on Wednesday, February 5th from 11:30am – 1:30pm to meet the artist.

January Events

Wheel Throwing Open Studio every Tuesday 10am – 12pm, 6pm – 8pm & every Wednesday 6pm – 8pm
Plein Air Club every Thursday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Friday 1/3, 9am – 12pm, Artist Academy Harry Potter Wand Class
Friday 1/3, 1pm – 3:30pm, Artist Academy Wheel Throwing Pottery
Friday 1/3, 1pm – 4pm, Artist Academy Acrylic Painting
Monday 1/6, Vitality Arts 8 Week Courses begin
Monday 1/6, Homeschool 6 Week Courses begin
Monday 1/6, 6pm – 8pm, Acrylic Painting 4 Week Course begins
Thursday 1/9, 6pm – 7:30pm, Kids Artist Sketchbook 6 Week Course begins
Saturday 1/11, 12:30pm – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Saturday 1/11, 2pm – 4pm, Vitality Arts & Plein Air Painting Gallery Show Opening
Wednesday 1/15, 6pm – 8pm, Acrylic Painting Class
Saturday 1/18, 1pm – 3:30pm, Watercolor Painting Class
Sunday 1/19, 12pm – 1pm & 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Free Family Art Day
Tuesday 1/21, 4pm – 5:30pm, Rumriver Library Harry Potter Dragons
Friday 1/24, 10am – 11:30am, Free Senior Art Day
Saturday 1/25, 12:30 – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Saturday 1/25, 4pm – 6:30pm, Wheel Throwing 6 Week Course begins
Wednesday 1/29, 6pm – 8pm, Acrylic Painting Class
Friday 1/31, 6pm – 8pm, Kids Art Fun Night

Winter Weather Policy

Safety is our first priority in extreme winter weather. The safety of all students is the first priority when determining if Rumriver Art Center should stay open in extreme winter weather. If we cancel a class, we will give participants either a refund or credit to use on any other class.

As soon as the decision has been made to cancel a class we will post on the RRAC website, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also call us at 763-323-8830 to find out if there will be class.

Rumriver Art Center follows the Anoka-Hennepin school district when deciding to cancel classes. If the school district cancels classes, we will too. You can find out if the school district is closed from media outlets including WCCO, KSTP, Fox 9, Kare 11, CCX (also known as Northwest Community TV), and WCCO radio.

In case of very extreme winter weather, you have the final decision on whether or not to attend class. If RRAC is open, students are expected to attend and no refunds or credits will be given. However, if you feel you would be in danger you can choose to stay home.

December Classes and Events & Winter Break

Wheel Throwing Open Studio every Tuesday 10am – 12pm & every Wednesday 6pm – 8pm, skip 12/24 & 12/25
Plein Air Club every Thursday 9:30am – 12:00pm, skip 12/26
Monday 12/2, 6pm-8pm, Acrylic Painting 4 Week Course begins (ends 12/23)
Tuesday 12/3, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Holiday Polymer Clay Ornament Class at Ramsey City Hall
Wednesday 12/4, 6pm – 8pm, Wine & Canvas Acrylic Painting Class at Kitchen Table
Friday 12/6, 2pm-5pm, Vitality Arts Student Gallery Show Opening
Saturday 12/7, 10am-12pm, Free Senior Art Day: Mosaic Art
Saturday 12/7, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Northtown Library: Polymer Clay Fairy Snails
Friday 12/13, 10am – 12pm, Free Senior Art Day: Mindful Art Practice
Saturday 12/14, 10am – 12pm, Harry Potter Wand Class
Saturday 12/14, 12:30pm – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Saturday 12/14, 3pm – 5pm, RRAC Holiday Show & Shop
Sunday 12/15, 12pm-1pm & 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Free Family Art Day
Thursday 12/19, 6pm – 8pm, Adult Paint Night
Saturday 12/21, 1pm – 3:30pm, Watercolor Painting Class
Friday 12/27, 6pm-8pm, Kids Art Fun Night

Artist Academy Winter Break Classes

Celebrate Winter break and no school with Rumriver Art Center’s Artist Academy classes!

Monday, December 30
9am – 12pm Harry Potter Inspired Polymer Clay Nordic Owl
1pm – 4pm Harry Potter Dragon Drawing

Tuesday, December 31
9am – 12pm Pokemon Polymer Clay
1pm – 4pm Anime Workshop

Thursday, January 2
9am – 12pm Hand-Built Pottery Pinch Pot Monster
1pm – 4pm Mosaic Stained Glass Picture Frame

Friday, January 3
9am – 12pm Harry Potter Wand Class
1pm – 3:30pm Wheel Throwing Pottery
1pm – 4pm Acrylic Painting

Help Rumriver Art Center win $10,000!

Larry’s wonderful daughter Ally submitted our story about the Rumriver Art Center and how its a place for the community to be creative to #MyGivingStory. Please check out our story and vote for the Rumriver Art Center! The 20 stories garnering the most votes will be forwarded to the judging panel, which will select the winners. You can vote everyday until December 10th! Please vote and share!

https://mygivingstory.givingtuesday.org/fbcontests/profiletab/MyGivingStory2019/3267997

Give to the Max Day Thank You!

Thank you all so much for your support for Give to the Max Day! With your help we were able to raise almost $15,000! These funds will help us continue to provide our Free Family Art Days, Free Senior Art Days and Kids Art Fun Nights. We are beyond grateful for your support!

November Classes and Events

Wheel Throwing Open Studio every Tuesday 10am – 12pm & every Wednesday 6pm – 8pm
Plein Air Club every Thursday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday 11/2, 10:30am -12pm, North Central Library, Dragonfly Painting
Saturday 11/2, 2pm – 5pm, Handweavers Guild Gallery Show Opening
Saturday 11/9, 10am – 12pm, Free Senior Art Day: Acrylic Painting
Saturday 11/9, 11am-1pm, Rogers Library: Adult Mandala Class
Wednesday 11/13, 6pm – 8pm, Acrylic Painting Class
Thursday 11/14, 5:30pm – 8pm, Give To The Max Day Open House
Friday 11/15, 10am – 12pm, Free Senior Art Day: Hand-Built Pottery
Saturday 11/16, 10am-12pm, Harry Potter Wand Class
Saturday 11/16, 1pm – 3:30pm, Watercolor Painting Class
Sunday 11/17, 12pm – 1pm & 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Free Family Art Day
Sunday 11/17, 12:30pm – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class
Friday 11/22, 6pm – 8pm, Kids Art Fun Night
Tuesday 11/26, 4pm – 5:30pm, St. Francis Library Hand-Built Pottery Gnome Class
Saturday 11/30, 12:30pm – 3pm, Wheel Throwing Pottery Class