• Winter/Severe Weather Policy Reminder

    Safety is our first priority in extreme weather. The safety of all students is the first priority when determining if Rumriver Art Center should stay open in extreme 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… Read More

  • Drawing a Tree Project by Deborah Ann Kirkeeide

    Deb takes you step by step in creating your tree drawing. The materials you will need are; #2 pencil, eraser, drawing paper, q-tip

  • Watercolor Wildflower Project with MaryLeah

    MaryLeah Marshall takes you step by step to create your own wildflower watercolor. For the best results use 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper. You can use watercolor pans, tubes or liquid. A round size #10 watercolor brush is preferred.

  • Charly Harper Birds Project

    American artist Charly Harper (1922 – 2007) had a way of turning everything into geometric or free form shapes. For this project we are inspired by his birds.

  • RRAC Mentorship program- Cheryl Barr

    I sat down and chatted with Cheryl Barr. She is one of our watercolor mentors for this year’s mentorship program. Cheryl came from a very creative family. They were very musical and as a child Cheryl was required to take piano lessons, which she said she “detested”. She was always drawing and asked if her… Read More

  • Notan Artful Moment with Angie

    We all need to to take short breaks from our stressful lives. There is no better way than to use our creativity. Artful Moments are short creative projects that are a fun way to release some creative energy.

  • Sunflower Watercolor Project with MaryLeah

    MaryLeah Marshall takes you step by step on creating a watercolor sunflower. For best results we suggest 140lb cold press watercolor paper for this project.

  • New Art Hanging at Allina

    Rumriver Art Center has art on display at Allina’s Customer Experience Center in Coon Rapids, MN (880 Evergreen Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433).The current gallery show features the art of Dick and Diane Gardner. They have a variety of different acrylic paintings on display. Check out some of their work below!

  • RRAC Mentorship program-Pat Undis

    I would like to introduce you to artist and mentor Pat Undis. Pat is one of our mentors for this year’s mentorship program and we are happy to have her onboard. I sat down with Pat to learn more about her creative journey. I asked her when did she know she wanted to be an… Read More

  • Van Gogh Sunflower Oil Pastel Project

    Join Larry Weinberg as he experiments with color on this Van Gogh Sunflower project. Vincent Van Gogh did over 10 painting of the still life of sunflowers in a vase. Vincent was using the sunflower to experiment with color. He would choose two primary colors for each of the various paintings. We are inspired by… Read More