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Enjoy interesting, fun studio art activities paired with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres and great conversation during Wine & Art nights at the Figge. Featuring a different art medium each month, you’ll create finished art works to display in your home in these cool, casual studio sessions.

Acrylic Painting: Sunset Serenade
6-8 pm Thursday, August 13
Instructor: Allen Holloway

Capture the glorious colors of an Iowa sunset on a canvas you’ll be proud to display in this fun, social evening. Paint the brilliant pallet of a rose/purple/gold-hued sunset and the silhouetted shapes created by the brightness of the light as day surrenders to dusk.
Watercolor Miniatures
6–8 pm Thursday, September 3
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino

Enjoy creating art on a small scale with artist Ralph Iaccarino in this relaxed, fun evening. Focusing on images, forms, shapes, color and a variety of watercolor painting techniques, students will create 6”x6” paintings that reflect their inner mystic.
Day of the Dead
6–8 pm Thursday, October 1
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame

Artist Gloria Burlingame will lead the class on a creative journey celebrating the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead.  Students will make Day of the Dead-inspired art and learn some history and interesting facts about this special day that honors friends and family who have passed from this world but live in the minds and hearts of those who loved them.

Holiday Cards
6-8 pm Thursday, November 5
Instructor: Cindy Bergthold

Design cards:  cards of thanks, cards of praise, and/or holiday greeting cards.  Materials would include:  card paper, colored or patterned paper, markers, sharpies, colored pencils, watercolors, tracing paper, scissors, rubber cement glue, magazines, rulers, pencils, erasers, scratch paper, glitter, and handouts on alphabets I would have you run.  What about some graphite carbon paper?  I will also look for cheap stickers, etc. to embellish.

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Enjoy Thursdays at the Figge each week at the museum! Enjoy a drink at the bar while watching the eagles soar over the majestic Mississippi River. Stroll through galleries filled with art and experience one of our world-class traveling exhibitions. Join us for a lecture, a class, a performance or a special activity. Meet friends or bring your family—every Thursday at the Figge will offer a different experience, and admission is free. Most Thursdays begin at 5 pm with a cash bar and light snacks.

July 30
PechaKucha Night

August 6
10th Anniversary Celebration

August 13
Art Talk with Giselle Simon

August 20
Book Talk with Sally Pemberton


Create something colorful, bold, and fun - take a studio art class. Double the fun and come with a friend! Learn more about adult studio art classes.



Learn more about Figge outreach programs for K-12 teachers, including The Big Picture, Museums Alive!, Art Lessons to Go and Study Tours.