YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS
Summer Art Workshops for Kids
Register by March 31st to receive $5 off per class!
Unleash your creativity in one or more of these popular workshops! Each workshop is taught by a different instructor with theme-related projects! Cost includes all supplies. Kids should bring a sack lunch, beverage and snack to class. Registration is for individual sessions.
Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563.345.6630 to register! Download a registration form.
Fridays at the Figge (elementary students completing K-5th)
9 a.m.-4 p.m. selected Fridays
Cost per class: $45 members/$55 non-members
Drawing • June 9
Painting • June 16
Mixed Media • June 30
Printmaking • July 7
Sculpture • July 14
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Art in the Middle (middle school students)
9 a.m.-4 p.m. selected Wednesdays
Cost per class: $50 members/$60 non-members
Drawing • June 7
Painting • June 14
Cartooning • June 21
Printmaking • June 28
Sculpture • July 12
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Summer Drawing Program
For one week this July, this fun but intensive drawing course will offer high school students a college-level art experience. The SDP boosts students’ portfolios, allows individual time with top-notch professors from Western Illinois University and interaction with art students from area schools. To apply, students must submit a digital portfolio and application by Friday, May 5.
Program Dates: Monday through Friday, July 17-21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Program Cost: $50
Supplies: Students supply their own newsprint pad and portfolio, all other supplies are
provided. For more information, contact Heather at email@example.com or
563.345.6630, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org. Download more information and the interactive application form.
2016 Brand Boeshaar Scholarship
Since 2000, the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Program has awarded $576,000 to graduating seniors in eastern Iowa and western Illinois who wish to study fine arts, design or art education in college.
To be considered for one of four prestigious $12,000 scholarships, applicants must submit a completed application, high school transcript, two letters of support and a portfolio of 12 works. The program is funded by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund, managed by the Figge Education Department and administered by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.
The application deadline is March 4, 2017. Applications and letters of support may be completed online. Portfolios may be submitted Friday, March 3, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563.345.6630 with questions.
Download additional information and the application for the 2017 scholarships!
2016 Scholarship Recipients
The Lillian L. Brand Scholarship - Iris Johnson, Rock Island High School
The Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship - Reilly Moeller, Davenport Central High School
The Lucille Brand Boeshaar Scholarship - Amy VanFossen, Homeschool
The William Brand Boeshaar Scholarship - Amanda Matthews, Bettendorf High School
These students received honorable mentions and were recipients of a $500 scholarship:
Don Heggen Memorial Scholarship - Anastasia Sperling, Bettendorf High School and Aimee Bradbury-Johnson, Bettendorf High School
WQPT PBS Kids Go! Writer's Contest
The 2017 PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest is underway! This free regional contest is a chance for budding authors and artists in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades to write and illustrate their very own book. Four winners will be selected from each grade level and all entrants will receive a Certificate of Achievement. Complete details and official registration form are available at wqpt.org/storycontest/.
Figge Factory T-shirt Design Contest
Quad City Area high school students were invited to partake in a t-shirt design contest. The winner of this year’s contest is Emma Doyle rom Bettendorf High School! Her design will be featured on Figge t-shirts available in the museum store in February. In her artist’s vision she said, “My artwork is meant to showcase the rise of women within S.T.E.M.
programs; details such as the beaker, geometric designs, and gears represent the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math while the gears are shaped into the pictograph for the female gender.” Her design really turns S.T.E.M into S.T.E.A.M.
2017 Summer Art Workshops for Kids
Each of these popular workshops is taught by a different instructor with theme-related projects! Cost includes all supplies. Kids should bring a sack lunch, beverage and snack to class. Registration is for individual sessions. Register by March 31st to receive $5 off per class! Become a member and save even more!
Contact Heather at email@example.com or 563.345.6630 to register!
Fridays at the Figge
(elementary students completing K-5th)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Selected Fridays
Cost per class: $45 member, $55 non-member
Mixed Media 6.30.17
Art in the Middle
(middle school students)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Selected Wednesdays
Cost per class: $45 member, $60 non-member
Scouts at the Figge
Boy Scouts of all ages can have fun learning experiences while earning arts and crafts badges/patches at the Figge Art Museum. A guided tour of the Figge's permanent galleries and traveling exhibitions begins each workshop. See photos of scouts at the Figge.
Learn more about Boy Scout programs
For more information about programs for Girl Scouts, visit the Girl Scout website or contact Ashley Arnold at ashleya@GirlScoutsToday.org or 309.788.0833 x308.
Birthday Fun at the Figge!
Have a fun, creative birthday party! The Figge is equiped to make any birthday celebration a memorable one for your child. Multiple options are available and are geared towards specific age groups. Complete the registration form.
Summer Drawing Program
For two weeks each July, this fun but intensive drawing course offers high school students a college-level art experience. The SDP boosts students’ portfolios, allows individual time with top-notch professors and interaction with art students from area schools.
To apply, students must submit a digital portfolio and application. Watch this space for an application for the 2017 Summer Drawing Program. For more information, contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563.345.6630