education
ADULT PROGRAMS

Wine-ArtW.jpgWine & Art
$20 per 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. All materials provided.

Contact Heather Aaronson at 563.326.7804 x2045 or haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org to register.

Receive a free 3-month extension on a Figge membership when you sign up during your Wine & Art class. (Applies to any membership level.)

Acrylic Painting – Dreamscapes
6-8 pm Thursday, September 6
Instructor: Allen Holloway

Primitive Art - Expressions in Color
6-8:30 pm Thursday, October 4
Instructor: Lori Miller

Creative Sessions: Beautiful Writing with Calligraphy 

Living Proof Exhibit special program
No alcoholic beverages will be served at this event

Free
6-8 pm Thursday, October 25
Instructor: Dana Keeton

From France with Love
6-8 pm Thursday, November 1
Instructor: Amy Nielsen
 


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.

Enjoy Happy Hour every Thursday starting at
4 pm! View the Happy Hour menu.


Thursday, August 16
4-7 pm Book Sale

Thursday, August 23
5 pm Reception
6 pm Azubuike Urban Exposure Film Festival

Thursday, August 30
6:30 pm Panel Discussion


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

Download a flyer with more information.
Download Book Club philosophy and Book Club outline


September 5
Art of Beatrix Potter by Emily Zach

October 3
The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals and Breakthroughs in Modern Art by Sebastian Smee

November 7
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer
 


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. 

September 6
1:30 pm Tour
2:30 pm Film



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. 

 


Interested in becoming
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.

 

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.