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

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

Make Your Mark: Bookmarks
6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 7 
Instructor: Amy Nielsen

Art for Fun!
6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 12
Instructor: Marcia Moore

When the Circus Came to Town
6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 2 
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame



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, April 19
4 pm Happy Hour 
5 pm Social Hour; craft beer provided by Wake Brewing
6 pm Short Film Program
7 pm Feature Film
Free Admission

Thursday, April 26
4 pm Happy Hour
6:30 pm Scholar Talk: Ilona Katzew, Ph.D.
Free Admission

Thursday, May 3
4 pm Happy Hour 
5:30 pm Opening Reception
6:30 pm Exhibition Remarks and Awards Ceremony
Free Admission

 

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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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

July 11
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

August 1
Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered by Dianne Hale

September 5
Art of Beatrix Potter by Emily Zach
 


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, 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.


MindfulnessW.jpgGuided Mindfullness Meditation
in the Galleries

9-10 am Wednesday, May 16

Join us in the gentle practice of mindfulness meditation at the Figge Art Museum galleries. Practitioners will be guided in ways to calm the mind and body, and to bring awareness to the present moment. Meditations will be led by experienced meditation practitioners from the Prairie River Sangha. All are welcome to join in, whether new to meditation or not.

This is a free program, but advanced registration is required and is limited to 10 participants. To register, contact Brooke Wessel: bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org
 


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.


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. 

May 3
1:30 pm Tour
2:30 pm Film
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6 

 

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.