ADULT ART CLASSES

classes-women-W-(1).jpgLooking for something creative and fun to do? Take an art class! Members receive a discount on all classes (learn more). To register, contact Heather Aaronson at haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563.326.7804 x2045 or download a registration form. If you experience any problems downloading the registration form, send us an email.

Classes supported in part by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund.


Gift Certificates Available
Turn gift giving into an art form this season with a truly one-of-a-kind present: Figge studio art classes! Gift certificates are available for any amount.



Wine-ArtW.jpgWINE & ART

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.

JULY
Mixed Media Fiber Arts
6-8 pm Thursday, July 2

Instructor: Lori Miller 
Experiment with a variety of printed and dimensional fabrics, fibers, stitching techniques and more in this fun, explorative evening. Artist Lori Miller will demonstrate mixed media techniques using familiar materials in unexpected ways to make unusual and exciting art works!

AUGUST
Acrylic Painting: Sunset Serenade
6-8 pm Thursday, August 13
Instructor: Allen Holloway

$20/person
Capture the glorious colors of an Iowa sunset on a canvas you’ll be proud to display in this fun, social evening. Paint the brilliant pallet of a rose/purple/gold-hued sunset and the silhouetted shapes created by the brightness of the light as day surrenders to dusk.
 
SEPTEMBER
Watercolor Miniatures
6–8 pm Thursday, September 3
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino

$20/person
Enjoy creating art on a small scale with artist Ralph Iaccarino in this relaxed, fun evening. Focusing on images, forms, shapes, color and a variety of watercolor painting techniques, students will create 6”x6” paintings that reflect their inner mystic.
 
OCTOBER
Day of the Dead
6–8 pm Thursday, October 1
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame

$20/person
Artist Gloria Burlingame will lead the class on a creative journey celebrating the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead.  Students will make Day of the Dead-inspired art and learn some history and interesting facts about this special day that honors friends and family who have passed from this world but live in the minds and hearts of those who loved them.

NOVEMBER
Holiday Cards
6-8 pm Thursday, November 5
Instructor: Cindy Bergthold
$20/person

Design cards:  cards of thanks, cards of praise, and/or holiday greeting cards.  Materials would include:  card paper, colored or patterned paper, markers, sharpies, colored pencils, watercolors, tracing paper, scissors, rubber cement glue, magazines, rulers, pencils, erasers, scratch paper, glitter, and handouts on alphabets I would have you run.  What about some graphite carbon paper?  I will also look for cheap stickers, etc. to embellish.

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STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS


July

OIL PASTEL WORKSHOP
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18
$40/member; $50/non-member
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Students should bring a sack lunch/beverage
 
Artist Gloria Burlingame will share oil pastel techniques in blending, layering, sgraffito and more in this lively color-focused workshop. Students will create several small works of art inspired by a studio still life and their favorite landscape photos.


August

WATERCOLOR PAINTING – SUMMER LIGHT (5 weeks)
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino
6-8:30 pm Wednesdays, August 19, 26 & September 2, 9 16
$95/member; $105/non-member
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Add the brilliant light and deep shadows of summer to the flowers and plants in your watercolor paintings. Artist Ralph Iaccarino will share tips and techniques on value, color and more in this informative, relaxed painting experience as you discover your inner vision and personal style.


ART GLASS – YOUR DESIGN! Beg/Int
Instructor: Lu Ann Steffen  
10 am-4 pm Saturday, August 29
$60/member; $70/non-member
$50 materials fee payable to instructor (covers materials/tools)
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Students should bring a sack lunch/beverage

Explore the power and beauty of glass with artist Lu Steffen and design a large glass art piece or decorative plate. Lu will share her skills, tips and techniques for creating one-of-a-kind glass art that showcases combinations of color ranging from subtly dramatic to rich, sparkling, iridescent composites. Design a stunning glass art piece you’ll be proud to display in this casual, relaxed studio experience.

The instructor will take students’ creations after class to be fused in her studio; students can pick up their finished pieces at the Figge about two weeks after the workshop. All tools provided by instructor for use during class only.


September

ACRYLIC PAINTING – PET PORTRAITS 
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16 & 23
$80/member; $90/non-member
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DRAWING WITH COLOR PENCILS
Instructor: Denise Mohr
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29
$70/member; $80/non-member
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October

PATTERNS IN TEXTILES
Instructor: Rowen Schussheim-Anderson
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
$70/member; $80/non-member
Materials fee $25: Payable to instructor (covers all fabric, dye, wax and studio materials)
Class will be held OFFSITE at Augustana College

GROOVIN' WITH WATERCOLOR • ALL LEVELS
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino
12-3 p.m. Fridays, October 16, 23, 30 & November 6, 13
$105/member; $115/non-member
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CYANOTYPE PRINTING FROM DIGITAL NEGATIVES
Students should have a solid background knowledge of photographic principles Instructor: Randy Richmond
6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21
$55/member; $65/non-member
LIMITED REGISTRATION Materials fee: $15 payable to instructor includes negative film, paper, developers

BEGINNING DRAWING
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 3
$90/members; $100/non-member
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