Community Programs

The Rumriver Art Center partners with many local community organizations to provide art education through classes and programs throughout the year. We have an ongoing partnership with the City of Ramsey for the “Art in the Park” series. We work with various county libraries to offer free classes at your local library. We are the resource for the north metro art community.

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Date Night Clay Mug Class with The City of Ramsey (with childcare option!)

Celebrate Valentine’s day, Galentine’s Day, or simply embrace an evening of creativity with friends on February 13th with a special date night featuring childcare!

Expert teaching artists from the Rumriver Art Center will guide you to create a one-of-a-kind clay hand-built pottery mug! You’ll learn to form the body and handle of the mug using slabs and coils, then personalize your creation with carvings using vibrant underglazes and the sgraffito technique. Mugs will be kiln fired at the Rumriver Art Center, becoming food-safe and ready for pickup in approximately two weeks, ready to hold your beverage of choice.

As you’re immersed in crafting your mug, take comfort in knowing your child enjoying a fun and safe evening down the hall. Kids of all skill levels can get in touch with their creative side through a structured step-by-step approach. This method allows more experienced artists to move ahead while ensuring novice artists feel supported and confident in their creative journey.

Pre-registration is required for both, space is limited. Please note: registration for youth and adults is separate. Childcare is ONLY for adults registered in the Date Night Art Class. Adults must be in class and present on site at all times.

Clay Mug Class is $45/person, ages 18+, and limited to 14 participants. CLICK HERE to register.

Childcare is offered for $5/child, ages 5-12, and limited to 20 participants. CLICK HERE to register.

Date: Tuesday, February 13th
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Ramsey Public Works (14199 Jaspar St NW, Ramsey, MN 55303)

Check out more of our community events below.

While we rely on the community to support us, Rumriver Art Center is also proud to support our community!

We have donated gift certificates to the following programs:
FRASER walk for Autism
Anoka Tornadoes Baseball Booster Club
St. Stephens Mardi Gras
St. Vincent de Paul
Mercy Hospital Foundation
Lincoln Fun Run
Children’s Workshop Montessori
Anoka County 4-H
Northern Starz
Northern Lights
St. Francis Elementary School