ADULT & TEEN ART CLASSES
(Ages 16 and older)
Looking 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 email@example.com
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 & 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 session.
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.
STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
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FIGURE DRAWING - CLOTHED MODEL
Instructor: Bill Gustafson
6-8 pm Wednesdays, October 5 - 26
Take traditional figure drawing to the next level with artist Bill Gustafson in this clothed figure course for beginning to advanced artists. Students will study line, form, shape and value and learn techniques for rendering fabric folds and creases which will bring your figure drawings to life!
PAINTING - IMPRESSIONIST LEANINGS
Instructor: Pat Halverson
12-3 pm Fridays, October 28 - November 18
Experiment with color, value, shape, form and mixing and layering techniques in this fun, exploratory class. Artist Pat Halverson will lead students on a journey of artistic discovery using the medium of your choice: Acrylics, Water-soluble Oils, Soft Pastels or Gouache. Students will learn ways to apply these materials to make interesting textural effects, achieve brilliant color and enticing shadows and highlights. Your creative journey begins with a single brush stroke!
WATERCOLOR - FIND YOUR STYLE
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino
6-8:30 pm Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Explore the many techniques that make watercolor such a versatile medium with artist Ralph Iaccarino. Students will learn ways to blend, texturize, express color that goes from vivid to translucent, move color from shadow to brilliant highlights and much more in this class that celebrates the beauty of watercolor - a special and spectacular painting medium.
PRINTMAKING FOR THE BEGINNER
Instructor: Gail Ray
6-8 pm Tuesdays, November 8 - 29
Learn basic printmaking techniques in this fun beginners' class lead by artist Gail Ray. Students will become familiar with simple "kitchen table" printing techniques, designing and carving holiday images which they'll print as holiday cards, gift tags and stationery. The second project, a relief (raised) print called a collagraph, will be a design of the student's choice and printed on a press in the studio. Please note: carving tools, ink, brayers (rollers for spreading ink) will be provided.
SWEET TREATS SATURDAY - CUPCAKE DéCOR FOR BIGS AND LITTLES
Instructor: Onnica Marquez
10:30 am-12 pm Saturday, November 12
Kids and their special big person will delight in decorating fall-themed cupcakes. Everyone will start with three pre-baked cupcakes prepared by food artist Onnica Marquez. Under Onnica's creative direction, Littles and Bigs will use frosting and selected cake decorations to transform their cupcakes from ordinary to "Oh my!" as their cakes turn into owls, turkeys and squirrels! Funny, delicious and yours to enjoy!
PASSION FOR POINSETTIAS - WATERCOLOR CRAYON WORKSHOP
**Offsite at Wallace's Garden Center; 2605 Devils Glen Rd., Bettendorf
Class will meet at front of store; students will paint in the greenhouse poinsettia display
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
12-3 pm Sunday, November 13
White, red, and colors in between - enjoy the beauty of this seasonal flower as you learn painterly techniques with water soluble wax crayons. This versatile medium can be used wet or dry to give your floral images vibrant color and the deep, velvety finish unique to poinsettias. Wallace's Garden Center is happy to host this creative workshop!
PASTEL PAINTING - WINTER LANDSCAPES
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6-8:30 pm Tuesdays, November 22, 29 & December 6, 13
Warm up in the Figge studios with artist Allen Holloway as he leads students in a quest to create their inner visions of a cool winter evening at dusk. Learn how to transition from the clarity and bright light of daytime to the cool, deep colors and hazy outlines that signal the passage of day into night. Allen will share tips on blending, feathering, layering and a host of other soft pastel techniques to help students achieve a sumptuously colored, velvety-textured winter evening landscape.
ACRYLIC PAINTING - LOVELY LANDSCAPES - BEG/INT
Instructor: Pam Ohnemus
12-3 pm Fridays, January 20, 27 & February 3, 10, 17
Artist Pam Ohnemus will explore color theory and share techniques artists use to create texture, pattern, depth of field, natural highlights, shadow and more in this acrylic painting class. Students will enjoy creative studio time and paint a canvas that captures the splendor of the outdoors!