Rumriver Art Center is a North Metro non-profit organization offering classes, camps, and community events. Classes include drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor, wheel throwing pottery, hand-built pottery/sculpture, art sketchbook/art history, and mixed media. Many of their classes can be attended as a family or parent-child pair.
Community Events at Rumriver Art Center
The art center offers Free Family Art Days when families can enjoy a free themed art class. While Family Art Days are free, reservations are required for these events and donations are appreciated. They offer two one-hour sessions to choose. The first beginning at 12pm and the second at 1:30pm. These classes are best for ages four and up. Register for Free Family Art Days Here.
Besides the Free Family Art Days, look for free art classes through Anoka County Libraries, art fairs, and Art in the Park events.
Families can throw art themed birthday parties at Rumriver starting at $175 for watercolor painting to $300 for pottery-themed parties. The party guests will leave with their own art creation (except pottery, which needs to be fired and picked up later). Parties include an art project of your choosing and leave time for cake and refreshments, which you provide.
Find more birthday party ideas in our Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities.
Rum River Art Classes and Camps
Rumriver offers a variety of kid classes for both kids and adults and camps during the summer. Find classes here and summer camp options here. For more summer camp ideas, we have compiled a Guide to Twin Cities Summer Camps. Camps prices start at $115 and scholarships are available. Below is an example of summer camp creations.