Category: Blog

  • Meet Dianne Novak: Mentee from Rumriver Art Center’s 2020-21 Artist Mentorship Program

    I sat down with Dianne Novak to see how her year with our mentorship program went for her, I asked her when did she first think she wanted to be an artist? Dianne always thought of herself as a writer and didn’t think she could be an artist as well. She grew up surrounded by… Read More

  • Meet Bill Hogan: Mentee from Rumriver Art Center’s 2020-21 Artist Mentorship Program

    I would like to introduce you to Bill Hogan, he was a mentee for this last year. Bill’s focus was on watercolor painting and he worked with Jerry Jorgenrud for the last 9 months. They have a show at the Rumriver Art Gallery opening on Saturday, July 17 from 2pm-4pm which runs through August 13…. Read More

  • Juneteenth Rose Project

    Join Wou Browne for a fun project to celebrate Juneteenth. You will create a rose project using acrylic paint. Materials Needed: pencil, eraser, canvas or paper, paintbrush and acrylic paint.

  • Spring 2021 Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show

    Rumriver Art Center has a Vitality Arts Program for Older Adults Ages 55+. We offer 8 week courses in a variety of mediums throughout the year. At the end of each 8 week session, we have a culminating event to celebrate the talents and artwork of our Vitality Arts program participants. Since the pandemic, we… Read More

  • Parrot Watercolor Project

    Join Larry Weinberg for a fun class where you will learn to draw a colorful parrot. Material Needed: Drawing Paper, pencil, eraser, and material to add color (watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

  • Meet Anita Cholewa, A 2020-21 RRAC Artist Mentorship Program Mentee

    As our Mentorship program year is rapping up, I sat down with mentee Anita Cholewa to see how the year went for her and to get to know her a bit better. Anita grew up in Chicago. She started drawing as a child and her father noticed her talent and signed her up for drawing… Read More

  • Tulips Watercolor Project

    MaryLeah Marshall takes you through the process of painting beautiful Tulips using watercolors. Materials Needed: watercolor paper, paintbrush, watercolor paint, pencil, and eraser.

  • Rabbit Drawing Project

    Larry Weinberg takes you step-by-step to create a fun rabbit drawing project. Materials Needed: drawing paper, pencil, eraser, and blending stump.

  • Blarney Castle Project

    MaryLeah Marshall takes you through the process of drawing Blarney Castle located in Ireland. Materials Needed: drawing paper/sketchbook, pencil, eraser and blending tool.

  • Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show Winter 2021

    Enjoy the artwork from the Vitality Arts winter session of Painting, Drawing and Pottery. The artwork was created during the 8 week session during the winter.