education

YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS

Big Picture: In the House:

Wednesdays, June 7-August 2
(no session on July 5)
10:30-11:30 am Morning Session
1:30-2:30 pm Afternoon Session

Join the Figge Big Picture Outreach Program for this special IN-HOUSE series. The Big Picture is usually designed for K-12 classrooms to connect curriculum with art. This summer, these one-hour drop-in sessions will highlight a variety of art connections using Figge outreach lessons in the museum studios. Each week participants will learn a new art concept, share in art discussion, explore museum outreach objects and complete a fun activity to reinforce the theme of the day’s lesson.

This is an excellent way for multiple ages to engage in learning while having tons of fun! Suitable for ages 5-12; parents are welcome to join in or explore the museum during each session. No reservations needed; simply choose the morning or afternoon session.

For more information, contact Laura Dunn, outreach coordinator, at 563.345.6641 or Brian Allen, outreach educator, at 563.345.6654.


Summer Art Workshops for Kids

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.

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 haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563.345.6630, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.

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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 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.

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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 haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org or 563.345.6630 with questions

Download additional information and the application for the 2017 scholarships.

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.