Wine and Art

Enjoy a variety of studio classes paired with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres and socializing during Wine & Art. Each session features a different art medium, and you’ll create finished artworks to display in your home.

Sessions cost $20/student; supplies, snacks and wine are provided. Pre-registration is required. Contact Heather Aaronson at 563.326.7804 x2045 or haaronson@ to register.

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Spring in Beautiful Japan
Instructor: Anna Ito
6-8 pm Thursday, March 2
Enjoy a culturally-rich evening with Artist Anna Ito at this special spring Wine & Art.  Anna Ito will teach basic brush calligraphy strokes which we will use to form beautiful Japanese calligraphic KANJI symbols and write your names in the Katakana alphabet.  You'll create one-of-a-kind art works using brush calligraphy, kimono fabric and Zen stone.

Special Wine & Art
Instructor: Vanessa Brown
6-8 pm Thursday, March 23
Join us on Thursday, March 23 for a very special Wine & Art event.  The Figge is collaborating on an installation with artist Jean Shin to create: Jean Shin - MAiZE a Collaborative Creation with the Figge Art Museum. The artist's vision is defined by using recycled green plastic pop bottles repurposed in the shape of cornstalks in order to build a maze installation on the 3rd floor gallery. The Figge is working with schools and a number of community organizations to collect over 10,000 bottles which will be used to construct approximately 1,200 'cornstalks'.  Your work will be a part of this monumental art installation at the Figge!  As always, you'll enjoy wine, light hors d'oeuvres and creative camaraderie.
Abstract Exstencilism – Design & Painting
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino
6-8 pm Thursday, April 13
Explore the diversity and elegance of symmetry with abstract exstencilism.  Using stencils, rulers and compasses, amaze yourself with the beautifully ingenious kaleidoscopic designs you'll achieve with this unique style of art.
Art & Poetry – LiterARTure!
Instructor: Laura Winton
6-8 pm Thursday, May 4
Make your poetry a work of art using artistic techniques to make your poetry!  Join poet Laura Winton for a unique Wine & Art night of poetry and art making.  Laura will lead us in experimental approaches to poetry using word collage and blackout (redacted) format combined with mixed media techniques to create finished works of literary and artistic quality!