education
ADULT PROGRAMS

Wine-ArtW.jpgWINE & ART
$20/person

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.

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Make Your Mark - Bookmarks!
Instructor: Amy Nielsen
6-8 pm Thursday, February 8

Oil Pastels
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
6-8 pm Thursday, March 8

Printmaking – Ink, Print & Repeat!
Instructor: Meghan Purcell
6-8 pm Thursday, April 5

Artnado – Collaborative Art Experience
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6-8:30 pm Thursday, May 3 (extended time) 


THURSDAYS AT THE FIGGE
Enjoy Thursdays at the Figge each week at the museum! Enjoy a drink at the bar or stroll through galleries. 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.

Thursday, February 1
5:30 p.m. Opening Reception: 40th Annual Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition
7 p.m. Exhibition Remarks

Thursday, February 8
5:30 pm Sandwich baskets
6:30 pm Camerata Woodwind Quintet performance
 

ART LOVERS BOOK CLUB
1 pm First Wednesday of each month
Figge Board Room
Free; members-only program


All art lovers with a Figge Museum membership are invited to join a lively discussion on the first Wednesday of the month to discuss artistic literature. Each program includes a short introduction, discussion led by a Figge docent, and group discussion. Bring a brown bag lunch if desired. For more information, contact Heather at 563.345.6630 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org

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Download Book Club philosophy and Book Club outline

February 7
My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator by Katherine Kuh
Discussion questions

May 2 
Confessions of an Art Addict by Peggy Guggenheim

June 6
Mad Enchantment: Claud Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King


THE GALLERY GAP

Click here to listen to a delightful new podcast hosted by Melissa Mohr, director of education at the Figge Art Museum and Dr. Claire Kovacs, director of the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art. Melissa and Claire will be having a conversation onunderrepresented populations of artists in galleries across the world. 



YOGA AT THE FIGGE
10:30 am Saturday
January 20, February 17, March 24 and April 21
Free will donation
Bring a yoga mat

Join us for a series of free yoga classes at one of the most beautiful spaces in the Quad Cities! Each session will feature a relaxing routine led by a local instructor. All experience levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome.

Space is limited with 90 spots available for the adult class (age 13 or older) and 18 spots available for the children’s class (age 5-18).

Registration must be made in advance at figge.eventbrite.com. For questions or to apply to be included in the rotation for instruction, contact 563.345.6638 or yoga@figgeartmuseum.org.


GUIDED MINDFULLNESS MEDITATION IN THE GALLERIES
Coming soon
The Figge is pleased to announce the development of a new mindfulness meditation program. Decrease stress as you enhance mental health and functioning while surrounded by beautiful works of art during a one-hour guided mindfulness meditation session. Stay tuned for more information on session times and registration information!



INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FIGGE DOCENT?
Join the next class of candidate docents! Candidate docents must have a strong interest in visual arts, enjoy public speaking and have a genuine appreciation for museum education. Knowledge of art history and studio art is helpful, but not required. 

This class is offered free of charge to those who are interested.

Candidate Program Requirements
Figge membership (educator level available, $40)
Text (Patrick Frank, Prebles’ Artforms, 11th ed.)
Training course completion (20 hours)
Docent mentorship program completion
(10 hours)

Active Docent Requirements
Maintain active membership status
Attend monthly trainings
Give a minimum of five tours per year (July 1-June 30)
Undergo annual evaluations
Have fun!

Three classes are open for registration:
Class A: 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays from February 6-April10
Class B: 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from February 6-April 10
Class C: 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays from August 14-September 25

To learn more or to sign up, contact Melissa Mohr at mmohr@figgeartmuseum.org.


FREE ADMISSION FOR SENIORS  
First Thursday of every month
Seniors age 60 and over


Take a tour, watch a film and explore the many exhibitions throughout the museum, all at no charge on the first Thursday of the month. Seniors will be extended the 10% member's discount to the Figge Cafe and Museum Store on first Thursdays. 

Thursday, January 4
1:30 pm Tour
2:30 pm Film

Upcoming dates in 2018: February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3
 


THURSDAYS AT THE FIGGE

Enjoy Thursdays at the Figge each week at the museum! Enjoy a drink at the bar or stroll through galleries. Join us for a lecture, a workshop, a performance or a special activity. Meet friends or bring your family. Every Thursday evening offers a different experience.

Thursdays at the Figge will be on hiatus December 14, 2017-January 26, 2018.



 

STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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.








 

FOR TEACHERS

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