Classes

Immerse yourself in art and get creative through a wide range of class offerings from kids and teens to adults. Find the class based on your interests and register today!

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Art Academy - School Year 2023-2024
Various Days and Times

The Art Academy at the Figge is designed for students to enhance their artistic skills through various teaching techniques Beréskin (aka “Mrs. B”) has perfected over the years. Students bring their most current artwork and interview with Bereskin for the ongoing academy classes that meet weekly during the school year (August-May). This allows the student to see if it is a good fit for them and Bereskin to evaluate what level is best suited for the student.

Clay Painting Drawing Fiber Photography Sculpture Other Art Academy

 

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Figure Drawing
Every Other Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Learn figure drawing by practicing your skills and adapting to change in these facilitated classes (not instructed). Bring your own supplies; all non-toxic and non-photographic media are welcome. Registration required

Painting Drawing Other Adult Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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Freedom of Acrylic Painting
Tuesday, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m.

This Acrylic class explores all aspects of painting in a relaxed environment. Suitable for absolute beginners and advanced students, embracing a carefree approach to the painting process.

Painting Adult Beginner Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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The Healing Art of Letting Go
Saturdays, June 1, 8, and 15th, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Allow yourself to let go. Learn how to create and dismantle your artwork, while also participating in wellness practices.

Painting Drawing Wellness Other Adult Beginner

 

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Fairy Garden Décor
Saturdays, June 1 & 8, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Students will explore fantasy and whimsical themes to create mini gardens, magical door mugs, huts, drawings, paintings, and more.

Clay Painting Drawing Sculpture Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner

 

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Independent Study
Monday - Thursday, June 3 - 6, 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Explore various techniques in this freeform independent class, with assistance from our instructor, Pat Bereskin. Choose your preferred medium(s) and let your creativity free!

Camps Painting Drawing Ages 13-18 Adult Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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Intro to Pastel Painting
Monday - Thursday, June 3 - 6, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Want to make a piece of art with an approachable medium? Try out painting with pastels, a different way to create something beautiful.

Camps Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner

 

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Landscape Painting
Wednesday and Thursday, June 5th and 6th; Monday and Tuesday, June 10th and 11th, 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Whether you want to be like Albert Bierstadt or Bob Ross, this introductory painting class can help you move towards your artistic goals!

Camps Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beyond Beginner

 

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Beginning Oil Painting: Still Life
Monday - Thursday, June 10 - 13, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you always wanted to learn about oil painting? Try out this summer course to learn essential techniques and materials, as well as how to care for these items.

Camps Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner

 

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Water: Reflection and Motion
Tuesdays, June 11, 18, and 25, 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Students will study the abstract reflections and movements of water with acrylic painting techniques.

Camps Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner

 

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Beginning Oil Painting: Landscape
Monday - Thursday, June 17 - 20, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you always wanted to learn about oil painting? Try out this summer course to learn essential techniques and materials, as well as how to care for these items.

Camps Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner

 

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Watercolor: Independent Study
Fridays, June 28, July 5, 12, and 19

If you are looking to gain more insight on your watercolor skills, while also working on new paintings, then this class is for you!

Camps Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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Plein Air Painting Camp (SOLD OUT)
Monday - Wednesday, July 1 - 3, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enjoy the summer weather by painting local Davenport scenery en plein air, an important technique for any aspiring artist.

Camps Painting Ages 9-12 Ages 13-18 Beginner

 

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Monster Camp (Morning Session)
Monday - Wednesday, July 1 - 3, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Think outside of the box and have fun to create your own unique monster!

Camps Painting Drawing Sculpture Ages 5-9 Beginner

 

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Watercolor: Summer Fruits
Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, and 23, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Students will learn beginner watercolor techniques to create vibrant paintings inspired by delicious, summer fruits.

Camps Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner

 

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Acrylic Landscape Painting
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30, 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Students will learn how to create acrylic landscape paintings using techniques to more easily observe shapes, values, and colors.

Camps Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner

 

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Fantasy, Fairies, & Trolls (Morning Session)
Monday - Thursday, July 15 - 18, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore your creative side as we learn to create art that would live in the whimsical world of a fantasy novel.

Camps Painting Drawing Sculpture Ages 5-9 Beginner

 

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Fantasy, Fairies & Trolls (Afternoon Session)
Monday - Thursday, July 15 - 18, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Explore your creative side as we learn to create art that would live in the whimsical world of a fantasy novel.

Camps Painting Drawing Sculpture Ages 9-12 Beginner

 

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Feast Your Eyes
Monday - Thursday, July 15 - 18, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

You can look, but don't eat! Study food-themed still life displays, while learning new drawing techniques and mediums.

Camps Painting Drawing Ages 13-18 Beginner

 

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Calico Cats Camp
Monday - Thursday, July 22 - 25, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take inspiration from your feline friends and the Figge's own cat artwork collection to create 2D and 3D pieces.

Camps Painting Drawing Sculpture Ages 9-12 Beginner

 

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Dragon Camp (Morning Session)
Monday - Thursday, July 29 - August 1, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Inspired by the Year of the Dragon, students will explore dragons and other mythological creatures from various cultures and will use 2D and 3D techniques to create their own creatures.

Camps Painting Drawing Sculpture Ages 5-9 Beginner

 

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Dragon Camp (Afternoon Session)
Monday - Thursday, July 29 - August 1, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Inspired by the Year of the Dragon, students will explore dragons and other mythological creatures from various cultures and will use 2D and 3D techniques to create their own creatures.

Camps Painting Drawing Sculpture Ages 9-12 Ages 13-18 Beginner

 

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Portfolio Builder
Monday - Thursday, July 29 - August 1, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Are you a high school student interested in pursuing the arts in college? In this class, you can learn how to make your body of work stronger, as well as learn valuable art techniques.

Camps Painting Drawing Other Ages 13-18 Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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Wine & Art: Summer Fruits
Thursday, August 1, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Students will create vibrant acrylic paintings inspired by delicious, sweet summer fruits like oranges, watermelons, strawberries, and more.

Painting Wine & Art Adult Beginner

 

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Tina Garrett: Starting Methods in Portraiture Workshop
August 2, 3, and 4, 2024, 9am-4pm with a one hour lunch break at noon

Come learn the art of painting portraiture in this 3 day class with renowned artist Tina Garrett

Painting Other Adult Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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Portfolio Enhancement for High School Artists
Mondays, August 5 and 12, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a high school student interested in pursuing the arts in college? In this class, you can learn how to make your body of work stronger, as well as learn valuable art techniques.

Painting Drawing Photography Sculpture Other Ages 13-18 Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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Watercolor: Next to Nature
Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us in this class to take step outside of the studio and connect with nature to inspire your future watercolor creations.

Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beyond Beginner

 

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Art Academy - School Year 2024-2025
Various Days and Times

The Art Academy at the Figge is designed for students to enhance their artistic skills through various teaching techniques Beréskin (aka “Mrs. B”) has perfected over the years. Students bring their most current artwork and interview with Bereskin for the ongoing academy classes that meet weekly during the school year (August-May). This allows the student to see if it is a good fit for them and Bereskin to evaluate what level is best suited for the student.

Clay Painting Drawing Fiber Photography Sculpture Other Art Academy

 

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Developing Your Painting Skills
Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

If you are looking to gain more insight on your painting skills, while also working on new pieces, then this class is for you!

Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beyond Beginner

 

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The Search in Landscape Painting
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Students will explore the creative adventure of composing, developing, and completing an acrylic landscape painting.

Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner

 

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Watercolor: Autumn Birds Along the Mississippi
Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Find your muse from a feathered friend and join us to learn various watercolor painting techniques.

Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beyond Beginner

 

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The Healing Art of Letting Go
Saturdays, September 7, 14, and 21, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Allow yourself to let go. Learn how to create and dismantle your artwork, while also participating in wellness practices.

Painting Drawing Wellness Other Adult Beginner

 

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Silk Painting
Saturdays, September 21 and 28, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us in this unique class that combines painting and fibers to create your next masterpiece!

Painting Fiber Other Adult Beginner

 

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The Figge Art Museum is the repository of the Grant Wood Collection and Archive. The archive contains 249 pieces of art and memorabilia collected by his sister, Nan, over a period of more than 60 years.

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FIGGE ART MUSEUM

225 West Second Street
Davenport, Iowa

 

PHONE

Museum | 563.326.7804

Cafe | 563.345.6647

 

MUSEUM HOURS

Monday | Closed

Tuesday - Wednesday | 10am - 5pm

Thursday | 10am - 8pm

Friday - Saturday | 10am - 5pm

Sunday | 12pm - 5pm

*Closing procedures will begin 15 minutes before closing time

 

CAFE HOURS

Monday - Sunday Closed

*The Figge Cafe is closed until further notice

*See calendar for holiday exceptions