ADULT & TEEN ART CLASSES
(Ages 16 and older)


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.

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 personalized cards for the holidays or to say something special to friends or family. Using a wide variety of materials that includes card stock, color and patterned paper, watercolors, glitter, collage supplies and more artist Cindy Bergthold will help you make fun, fabulous cards you’ll be proud to send!

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STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS


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
Supply list

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.


THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
ART GLASS – YOUR DESIGN!
 Beg/Int
10 am-4 pm Saturday, August 29


September

ACRYLIC PAINTING – PET PORTRAITS 
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16 & 23
$80/member; $90/non-member
Supply list

Paint a portrait of your best friend!  Animal portraitist Allen Holloway will teach students basic animal anatomy, explain how to block out your composition and share techniques for painting various backgrounds and life-like fur.  Bring a 4”x6” (minimum) photo of your cat or dog and learn how to translate the stillness of a photographic pose to a painting that captures the warmth and love you share with your pet.


DRAWING WITH COLOR PENCILS
Instructor: Denise Mohr
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29
$70/member; $80/non-member
Supply list

Experience the amazing effects possible when you draw with color pencils.  Students will learn many techniques, from layering, burnishing, blending and how to trace or copy an image to begin a picture to drawing a drop of water and creating depth in your composition using highlights and shadow. Artist Denise Mohr will  lead students on an exploration of value, shape, color and form, sharing tips and techniques that will take your color pencil drawings to new levels!


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

Come explore the intricate weavings of pattern in textiles. This course will focus on block printing on fabric and students will learn about repeat structures used in the textile design industry. We’ll also learn the art form of batik (wax resist) on fabric as produced in Indonesia and West Africa. Class will meet in Abbey Studio of Augustana College. Directions to the building as well as parking information will be emailed to class participants.


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
Supply list

Develop  your personal style and discover your vision as a painter in the medium of watercolor with artist Ralph Iaccarino.  Explore color theory and learn how to use art elements and design principles including value, shape, pattern, balance, space and rhythm to create flowing, vibrantly colored watercolor paintings.


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
Supply list

Explore the world of alternative photo processes utilizing this hybrid method of creating cyanotypes. The class will be divided into three two hour sessions. The first class will cover the process and the type of photographic image that works best with this printing process. In the second class students will create a digital file of the negative for their cyanotype print. Students will process and print a finished cyanotype print in the third and final class. 


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

Beginning Drawing is for those with a desire to draw but don’t know what to draw or how to begin a picture. This class will get you started! Starting with line drawings of basic forms, students will learn value and shading techniques that give dimension to 2D studies. Observational drawing will be used.



November
 
ACRYLIC PAINTING • PAINTING IN MONET'S FOOTSTEPS
4 weeks
Instructor: Emily Majeski
6-8:30 pm Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17 & 24
$90/members; $100/non-member
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Learn to paint in the style of Monet, the father of French Impressionism.  Artist Emily Majeski, who has visited Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny, France and seen the internationally-celebrated series of water lily paintings at the Orangerie in Paris, will lead students on a fun, relaxed, productive 4-week painting journey based on the Impressionist genre.  A not-to-be-missed painting opportunity! 



December
 
COLOR PENCIL • HOLIDAY CARD WORKSHOP
Instructor: Denise Mohr
10 am-1 pm  Saturday, December 5
$35members; $45/non member
Supply list

Say Happy Holidays! with beautiful, colorful personalized cards you make in this fun workshop.  Artist Denise Mohr will teach students a variety of techniques and card styles that will make your holiday greetings to friends and family cherished, one-of-a-kind delights! 


COVERED IN PAPER • PAPER CASE BOOKS
Instructor: Andrew Huot
6-8:30 pm Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15
$70members; $80/non member
Supply list
$35 materials fee payable to instructor at first class

Paper has been used for book covers long before the modern paperback. Since the 16th Century, paper covers have proven to be strong and attractive. This class will explore the use of paper for making covers for hand sewn books. Participants will go home with three hand made books to use as sketchbooks or journals, or to give as a gift.


HOLIDAY WORKSHOP • DECORATING PAPER WITH PASTE
Instructor: Andrew Huot
10am – 2pm  Saturday, December 12
$35members; $45/non member
Supply list
$20 materials fee payable to instructor at class time

Paste Paper is a traditional bookbinding material used since the 16th century. A paint and paste mixture is applied to the paper with brushes, then patterned with an assortment of combs, tools, and stamps.  We will make a variety of samples that can be used for books, boxes, origami, or as wrapping paper.  Historical as well as contemporary patters will be demonstrated.



January
 
ACRYLIC PAINTING • CAPTURING NATURE  Beg/Int
Instructor: Pam Ohnemus
12-3 pm Fridays, January 22, 29 & February 5, 12, 19
$95/member; $105/non-member
Supply list

Artist Pam Ohnemus will share techniques artists use to create, texture, pattern, collage and abstract designs in this acrylic painting class. Color theory and use of the art elements and principles of design will also be explored. Students will paint a canvas that captures the color and awesome design of nature.