(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. If 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.

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Fiber Collage Creations
Instructor: Lori Miller
6-8 pm Thursday, June 8

Watercolor Summer Scenes
Instructor: Amy Nielsen
6-8 pm Thursday, July 6

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


Dichroic Glass Jewelry Workshop–Beginner and beyond
Instructor: Lu Steffen
10 am-4 pm Saturday, June 10
$60/member; $70/non-member
Materials fee of $50 payable to instructor at class time
**Students should bring a sack lunch/beverage
Supply list

Design fabulous dichroic glass pendants, earrings and pins by layering fiery, multi-colored glass shapes to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. Students will learn how to cut and fuse glass while experimenting with dramatic color combinations.  Larger glass pieces will be available for students who also would like to make a small bowl or plate.
**The instructor will take all completed pieces to her studio for finishing and return them to the Figge for pick-up approximately 1-2 weeks following the course.

Pop-in Pottery Painting
Instructor: Sally Gierke
10 am-1 pm Saturday, July 8
$50/member; $60/non-member
**Students should bring a sack lunch and beverage.
Registration fee includes all materials, including bisqueware, glazes and firing.
Supply list

Students can select from an assortment of functional and decorative bisqueware for glazing, using the creative techniques shared by potter Sally Gierke. Brush, dab, stamp and drag glazes for unique effects in this fun, social workshop.  
The instructor will take all completed pieces to her studio for firing and return them to the Figge for pick-up approximately 1-2 weeks following the course.

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–Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Nick DiGioia
5:30-7:30 pm Tuesdays, September 5-26
$80/member; $90/non-member
Supply list

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
Supply list TBA

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)
Supply list

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
Supply list

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
Supply list TBA