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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Drawing Anime and Manga Art for Kids
Mondays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, 5:30-7 p.m.

Whether you create your own manga, are an anime fan, or simply like the art style, this class is designed for those who are interested in the art forms originating from Japan. In this course we will learn about manga and anime as well as learn many useful drawing approaches so students can create their own unique characters.

Drawing Ages 9-12 Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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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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Paw-Prints & Other A-MEWS-ing Tails
Monday - Thursday, June 3 - 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Inspired by the Figge's artworks featuring cats and other animals, students will create personal narratives about animals through creative writing and illustration.

Camps Drawing Ages 5-9 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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Woodland Illustrations
Monday - Thursday, June 10 - 13, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn how to draw your favorite forest animals using watercolor pencil techniques.

Camps Drawing Ages 5-9 Beginner

 

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Charcoal Textures
Monday - Thursday, June 10 - 13, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Study an assortment of items through direct observation and learn how to replicate what you see by using charcoal pencils.

Camps Drawing Ages 13-18 Beyond Beginner

 

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I Spy Fabulous Fantasies: Writing and Illustrating
Monday - Thursday, June 17 - 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Calling upon the children's book series, "I Spy", this class combines drawing and writing skills to create one detail-oriented masterpiece!

Camps Drawing Ages 9-12 Beyond 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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Drawing 101
Monday - Wednesday, July 1 - 3, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students will build foundational drawing skills and practice these techniques through various projects and exercises.

Camps Drawing Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner

 

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Meow! Purrfect Poetry
Monday - Thursday, July 8 - 11, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Unleash your inner poet and learn how to write about your furry, feline friends!

Camps Drawing Ages 9-12 Beyond Beginner

 

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Nature Camp
Monday - Thursday, July 8 - 11, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This drawing class will be a breath of fresh air...literally! Come with us as we sketch what we see from the great outdoors.

Camps Drawing Sculpture Ages 9-12 Beginner

 

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Cartooning: People and Perspective (Morning Session)
Monday - Thursday, July 8 - 11, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you love cartoons and want to learn how to draw your characters in different poses, then this class is for you!

Camps Drawing Ages 5-9 Beginner

 

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Circus Camp
Monday - Thursday, July 8 - 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Explore the curious world of circuses and learn to sculpt unique structures and characters.

Camps Clay Drawing Sculpture Ages 9-12 Beginner

 

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People and Perspective (Afternoon Session)
Monday - Thursday, July 8 - 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Turn your 2D drawing into an active illustration by learning how to use perspective and point of view effectively.

Camps Drawing Ages 13-18 Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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Dog Camp
Monday - Thursday, July 8 - 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A dog can be your best friend, as well as your artistic muse! Be inspired by your canine companion to create art in this fun summer camp.

Camps Drawing Ages 5-9 Beginner

 

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Figure Drawing: Intro to Life Drawing
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you're looking to learn how to draw the human body, then join us for this drawing class and directly observe a live model.

Camps Drawing Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner

 

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Creative Collage (Morning Session)
Monday - Thursday, July 15 - 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Create your own book adorned with collage, while you also learn the different facets of storytelling.

Camps Drawing Other Ages 5-9 Beginner

 

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Figure This: Sketching and Drawing
Monday - Thursday, July 15 - 18, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Students will build their drawing skills by using techniques pioneered by Charles Bargue, references of Greek & Roman figure sculptures, and a live clothed model.

Camps Drawing Ages 13-18 Beyond 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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Creative Collage (Afternoon Session)
Monday - Thursday, July 15 - 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Create your own book adorned with collage, while you also learn the different facets of storytelling.

Camps Drawing Other Ages 9-12 Beyond Beginner

 

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Perfect Parts: This and That
Monday - Thursday, July 15 - 18, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Take a closer look and learn how to draw different types of human characteristics in this class.

Camps Drawing Ages 9-12 Ages 13-18 Beyond 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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Animal Adventures
Monday - Thursday, July 22 - 25, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Find your favorite animal at the Niabi Zoo to create both 2D and 3D masterpieces!

Camps Drawing Sculpture Ages 5-9 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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Urban Sketching
Monday - Thursday, July 22 - 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Find inspiration for your drawings and illustrations by observing the landscape and structures of the Quad Cities

Camps Drawing Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner

 

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Cursive to Calligraphy
Monday - Thursday, July 22 - 25, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Calligraphy can be just as unique as a fingerprint. Come join us to find and develop your style in the visual art of writing.

Camps Drawing Ages 9-12 Ages 13-18 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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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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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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The Figge Art Museum was designed by British architect David Chipperfield. It was Chipperfield’s first architectural commission in the United States.

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LOCATION
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