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
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.
6-8 pm Thursday, November 5
Instructor: Cindy Bergthold
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!
Wine & Art will return in February 2016.
Download a flyer with new Wine & Art sessions!
Wine and Art will return in February, 2016
STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
PATTERNS IN TEXTILES
Instructor: Rowen Schussheim-Anderson
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
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.
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
CYANOTYPE PRINTING FROM DIGITAL NEGATIVES
6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21
GROOVIN' WITH WATERCOLOR • ALL LEVELS
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino
12-3 p.m. Fridays, October 16, 23, 30 & November 6, 13
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.
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 3
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.
ACRYLIC PAINTING • PAINTING IN MONET'S FOOTSTEPS
Instructor: Emily Majeski
6-8:30 pm Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17 & 24
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!
COLOR PENCIL • HOLIDAY CARD WORKSHOP
Instructor: Denise Mohr
10 am-1 pm Saturday, December 5
$35members; $45/non member
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
$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
$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.
ACRYLIC PAINTING • CAPTURING NATURE Beg/Int
Instructor: Pam Ohnemus
12-3 pm Fridays, January 22, 29 & February 5, 12, 19
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.