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.

Application deadline was Friday, May 19.

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 or 563.345.6630, or visit

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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 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.

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2017 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 was March 4, 2017. Please consider applying for the 2018 Brand Boeshaar Scholarship. Contact Heather at or 563.345.6630 with questions

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2017 Scholarship Recipients
Lillian L. Brand Scholarship: Emily Beck, Davenport Central High School
Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship: Samantha Rossow, Bettendorf High School
Lucille Brand Boeshaar Scholarship: Lauren Brewer, Pleasant Valley High School
William Brand Boeshaar Scholarship: Janiece Maddox, Davenport Central High School

Honorable Mentions
Recipients of $500 each from the Don Heggen Memorial Scholarship Fund
Don Heggen Memorial Scholarship Fund: Karlie Westmoreland, Davenport Central High School – Creative Arts Academy
Don Heggen Memorial Scholarship Fund: Santiago Marquez, Davenport Central High School – Creative Arts Academy


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.