(Ages 16 and older)

classes-women-W-(1).jpgLooking for something creative and fun to do? Take an art class! Members receive a discount on all classes (learn more). To register, contact Heather Aaronson at or 563.326.7804 x2045 or download a registration form to your computer desktop, fill out and submit electronicallyIf you experience any problems downloading the registration form, send us an email.

Classes supported in part by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund.

Gift Certificates Available
Turn gift giving into an art form this season with a truly one-of-a-kind present: Figge studio art classes! Gift certificates are available for any amount.

Wine-ArtW.jpgWINE & ART
$20 per person

Enjoy interesting, fun studio art activities paired with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres and great conversation during Wine & Art nights at the Figge. Featuring a different art medium each month, you’ll create finished art works to display in your home in these cool, casual studio session.

Download a flyer with more information. 

Mixed Media Summer Salute
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6-8 pm Thursday, August 3

Printmaking: Kitchen Table Creations
Instructor: Lynn Gingras-Taylor
6-8 pm Thursday, September 7

Download a registration form. Print form and mail to the Figge OR download to your computer desktop. Form will not submit unless it is completed and submitted after opening on your desktop. 

Art History Class: De Stijl
Instructor: Wynne Schafer
1-3 pm Sunday, August 20
John Deere Auditorium
Free for all

Explore the progressive early modern design and art movement of “De Stijl”. This Dutch movement, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, was inspired by Cubism and Bauhaus. The movement sought to meet the needs of the machine age society.

Fabric Art & Design
Instructor: Rowen Schussheim-Anderson
6-8 pm Tuesdays, September 5-26
**Offsite at Augustana College
$80/member; $90/non-member
Materials fee of $35 payable to instructor at class time. 

Explore fabric design! Create lively repeat designs on fabric using block printing methods. Explore batik, an age-old wax resist technique practiced in Africa and Asia to produce beautiful organic designs.
Class will meet in Abbey Studio at Augustana College.

Drawing Portraits in Black and White

Instructor: Nick DiGioia
5:30-7:30 pm Tuesdays, September 5-26
$80/member; $90/non-member
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Students will learn how to create successful, realistic portraits as artist Nick DiGioia shares his broad base of knowledge, tips and techniques on drawing human faces in varied expressions. Discover how shape, value, shading and proportion come together as you learn the basics of portraiture, using your own face as your model (mirrors will be provided). 

Instructor: Bill Gustafson
6-8 pm Wednesday, September 6-27
$80/member; $90/non-member
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Mixed Media–Georgia O’Keeffe Sampler
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
6-8 pm Tuesdays, September 19 and 26, October 3 and 10
$80/member; $90/non-member
$5 materials fee payable to instructor (instructor will supply all media, for in-class use only)
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Artist Gloria Burlingame will take students on a journey through iconic artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s storied career and artistic phases, from drawings and paintings of architecture to fantastic floral images and beyond. Students will create exciting art based on images and techniques gleaned from studies of O’Keeffe’s amazing body of work. Each week a new medium will be explored, including graphite, watercolor, soft pastel, color pencil and oil pastel.

Acrylic Painting – Fall Feeling
Instructor: Pam Ohnemus
12-3 pm, Fridays, September 29-October 27
$95/member; $105/non-member
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Paint close-up views of fall leaves, grasses and flowers in this fun painting class.  Artist Pam Ohnemus will lead students in an exploration of color, texture, space and share information, techniques and tips that will help students successfully paint their selected images on canvas realistically and in rich detail.

Pastels – Fall Fun
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6-8 pm, Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25
$80/member; $90/non-member
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Photography Workshop – Landscapes 
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Limited registration up to 20

Instructor: Trent Foltz
10 am-3 pm Saturday, October 7
$50/member; $60/non-member
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This workshop is for anyone seeking to take their photographic skills further, using landscape as the subject. It’s a perfect blend of photography and exploration of your personal style and vision, ending with a class critique. The session will begin at the Figge with an introduction/discussion hour followed by a drive (in your cars) to Middle Park in Bettendorf. After a couple hours of photography in the park, class will reconvene at the Figge for a viewing and discussion of that day’s pictures.
Middle Park is located on Middle Road at 23rd. The parking lot is on 23rd

Please note: A basic understanding of ‘f’ stops, shutter speeds and ISO’s is required.

WebClass.jpgDrawing: Combining Mediums
Instructor: Curtis Parce
6-8 pm Wednesdays, October 25, November 1, 8, 15
$80/member; $90/non-member
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Push the boundaries of traditional drawing in this fun class with artist Curtis Parce, who will lead students in an exploration of multiple drawing materials. Using a variety of mediums and applying techniques demonstrated by the instructor, students will learn ways to incorporate a mix of mediums to create dynamic, visually exciting art work.

Watercolor – Inner Rhythms
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino
6-8:30 pm Wednesdays, November 15, 22, 29 & December 6, 13
$95/member; $105/non-member
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