education

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 haaronson@figgeartmuseum.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 haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org 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 haaronson@figgeartmuseum.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/. Deadline is March 31.


 

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.









 






 

 
Supported by Brand Boeshaar Foundation and Hubbell Waterman Foundation.

The Education Department is committed to helping visitors of all ages and diverse learning styles gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Figge’s unique collections and changing exhibitions. Programs and services are designed to promote life-long learning in the visual arts, stimulate independent and critical thinking skills, and encourage visitors to see the world around them differently.