education
ADULT PROGRAMS

Docent Candidate Class 
9 a.m.-Noon Saturdays, August 20-October 1
$125 plus a Figge membership


Share your knowledge and love of the visual arts with others by becoming a Figge docent. Docent candidates are taught to look at, analyze and discuss works of art in order to engage visitors to the museum in conversations about selected works in the galleries. Candidates should have a strong interest in the visual arts, enjoy public speaking and have a genuine appreciation for all visitors. To learn more, contact Melissa Mohr at mmohr@figgeartmuseum.org. or 563.326.7804 x7895.

 

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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JUNE Delicious Dessert!
Instructor: 
Meghan Purcell
6-8 pm  Thursday, June 2
Who doesn’t love dessert? With artist Meghan Purcell, students will take a look at the fabulously colorful dessert paintings of Wayne Thiebaud. Inspired by his love of all things sweet, we’ll mix it up in the studios, using oil pastels combined with watercolors and prepare our own sweet treat pictures!

JULY Prairie Painting
Instructor: Pam Ohnemus
6-8 pm  Thursday, July 7

AUGUST Prince of the Prairie
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6-8 pm  Thursday, August 4

 


THURSDAYS AT THE FIGGE

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, or have a meal at the cafe (open 4:30-7 pm). 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. 



UPCOMING THURSDAYS

June 2
6 pm Outreach Collection Exploration

June 9
7 pm Jackson Pollock's Mural Film Q & A

June 23
7 pm Art Historian Talk: Demystifying the Mystery of Art Appaising
This event is in conjunction with the Quad Cities Museum Week: Discover the Mysteries celebration.

June 30
5:30 pm David Plowden Opening Reception
7 pm Curator Talk: Andrew Wallace

July 7
6 pm Artist Talks: Picturing the Prairie

July 14
5 pm Metro Arts Reception and Showcase
6 pm QC Arts Remarks

July 28
5:30 pm Sandwich Baskets
6:30 pm PechaKucha Night

August 4
5:30 pm Party on the Plaza
6 pm Live Music: Flash in a Pan

August 18
5 pm Film Festival: Azubuike Urban Exposure Visual Media Program

August 25
7 pm Musical Tour: Kendra Swanson

September 1
5:30 Sandwich Baskets
7 pm An Evening with the International Writing Program

September 8
5:30 pm Opening Reception and Talk: Living Proof Exhibit


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.