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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SEPTEMBER Fabulous Fall THIS SESSION IS FULL
Instructor: Amy Nielsen
6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 1

Artist Amy Nielsen will share basic calligraphy techniques and creative applications in watercolor painting. Students will combine this winning duo of art materials with the natural textures and shapes of leaf printing to design beautiful wall art they’ll be proud to display. 

OCTOBER Functional Art – Decorative Charger Plate
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 6

Enrich your collection of decorative fall accents with a beautifully painted charger plate you create during this fun Wine & Art class. It’s all about painting a beautiful countryside scene with the rich reds and golds of autumn complete with pumpkins and haystacks of a bygone era.

NOVEMBER El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 3

Explore the background and lore of the Mexican Day of the Dead, a special day for the celebration of loved ones who have passed from this life, and create an art project inspired by this holiday of compassion and remembrance.


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

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

September 22
7 pm Artist Talk: Lilly McElroy

September 29
5 pm Living Proof Exhibit Reception
5:30 pm Book Release adn Signing
6 pm Documentary Screening

October 6
7 pm Panty Pulpers

October 13
5:30 pm Opening Reception: Rembrandt and the Jews
7 pm Gallery Talk 


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.