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.

April Wine & Art session is FULL

MAY
Memories and Mementos - Vacation Journals
6-8 pm Thursday, May 7
Instructor: Andrew Huot

Vacations and trips with family or friends offer a lifetime of memories and keepsakes. With the help of artist Andrew Huot you can make journals to record your recollections of special trips and journeys as well as store some of the precious mementos you’ve collected

Download a flyer with new Wine & Art sessions beginning in May!



STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
 

IKEBANA – ART OF JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGING
Instructor: Michi Shearer
6-7:30 pm Tuesdays, March 24, 31 and April 7, 14
$55/member; $65/non-member
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$60.00 materials fee payable to instructor at first class includes flowers for all 4 classes
Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, encompasses several distinctive styles which have developed over its 500 year history.  In this class you’ll learn several of the styles and practice creating graceful floral arrangements with simple, elegant lines using fresh flowers, branches, and foliage of the season.  Nurture your appreciation of nature’s beauty and infinite design possibilities while you experience the relaxing, calming qualities of Ikebana.
 

April
 
ACRYLIC PAINTING: BACK TO BASICS – Beg/Int
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6-8 pm Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
$90/member; $100/non-member
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Well-known Quad City artist Allen Holloway will take this painting class from the basics of color theory, brush types and painting surfaces to the application of different mediums and glazing techniques.  Beginning and intermediate painters alike will learn special tips to aid them in creating a beautiful finished landscape painting ready for hanging.  **Students should bring one 4”x6” (minimum size) color photo of the landscape they plan to paint.
 

FIGURE DRAWING CLASS
Instructor: Emily Christenson
6-8 pm Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28
$70/member; $80/non-member
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This class will be taught by artist Emily Christenson. There will be drawing  from unclothed models, and students at all levels of figure drawing experience are welcome.  From beginner to advanced, students will benefit from Emily’s vast figure drawing background. Please note this is NOT a punch card registration course.                   
 

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP – Beg/Int
Instructor: Don Heggen
10 am-3 pm  Saturday, April 18, 2015
$50 members; $60 non-members
Students should bring a sack lunch/beverage
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Wake up your watercolor skills in this lively painting workshop.  QC artist Don Heggen will share his tips and techniques for glazing, textural effects, layering, washes and more that will bring watercolor students up to the next level!
 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
BOOK ARTS: SEWN STRUCTURE SAMPLER – Beg
Instructor: Kat Anderson
6-8 pm Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22
$80/members; $90/non-members
Materials Fee: $20 payable to instructor at first class



May

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Beg/Int

Instructor: Cindy Bergthold
12-4 pm Saturday, May 9
$40/member; $50/non-member
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Artist Cindy Bergthold will share tips and techniques for taking great digital photographs: composition, expression, and use of camera options such as shutter mode ( how and when to use), aperture mode with control of depth of field, and manual mode when one desires to control all.  They will need to bring cameras and preferably a clear data card. Students will photograph in a two-block radius of the Figge, and we will follow with a brief critique of a selected dozen of their best shots of the day.
 
 
MOKUHANGA - JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING
Instructor: Andrew Huot
6-8:30 pm Tuesdays, May 19-June 9
$85/members; $95/non-members
Materials fee: $36 payable to instructor (includes 2 wood carving blocks, paste, printing paper)
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This workshop will present the technique of Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing. Using simple hand tools, we will carve multiple blocks to create composite images and print on thin papers with a "baren" hand tool. Mokuhanga is the technique used to create traditional Japanese prints, and is a process that doesn't require a press. This technique, once learned, is easy to recreate at home.
 

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP – MINIATURES
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino
10:30 am-2:30 pm Saturday, May 23
$40/member; $50/non-member
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Students should bring a sack lunch/beverage

Experience the power of art on a small scale with artist Ralph Iaccarino in this relaxed, fun workshop. Focusing on images, forms, shapes, color and a variety of watercolor painting techniques, students will create 6”x6” paintings that reflect their inner mystic.