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 - Fall 2022-23
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.

Art Academy Ages 5-9 Ages 9-12 Ages 13-18 Beginner Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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Oil Painting
9:30-11:30 a.m. (4 classes beginning the Saturday of your choice)

As students move beyond the beginning principles of oil painting, they will learn the value of composition and how light effects color while applying it to still-life, landscape, and portraits. Each class will build upon the last, moving students forward in the art of oil.

Painting Adult Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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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

Drawing Adult Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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Happy Little Trees
Saturday, December 10, 1-3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Allen Halloway

Want to paint a picturesque landscape like the ones Bob Ross taught? At this Happy Little Trees monthly class, participants will learn to make a painting in one sitting using water-based oil paint. This class is offered regularly. Check back for more dates soon!

Painting Adult Beginner Beyond Beginner

 

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Make & Take Holiday Craft: Cardboard Gingerbread Houses
Saturday, December 17, 9-11 a.m.

Students will create and decorate their own gingerbread house made out of cardboard and craft materials in this one-day workshop. We will use a variety of supplies to add details - including miniature paper pine trees and cotton ball snowmen.

Drawing Holiday Workshops Ages 9-12 Beginner

 

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Cultivating Mindfulness
Sunday, December 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join us to cultivate mindfulness through art, qigong, meditation, and sound healing in the Figge galleries.

Wellness Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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Holiday Zentangle for Adults
Monday, December 19, 5-6:30 p.m.

This beginner friendly drawing class for adults is a great way to "chill out" and enjoy the holiday season. In this class we will learn how to make patterns and designs. Zentangles are often used in adult coloring books and are a great way to reduce stress!

Drawing Holiday Workshops Adult Beginner

 

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Illustration
Tuesday, January 3, 10, 17 and 24, 5-7:30 p.m.

In this course, students will explore various types of illustration by looking at a variety of artwork and creating sketches.

Drawing Ages 9-12 Ages 13-18 Beginner Beyond Beginner

 

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Taking Photos with you Phone
Wednesday, January 4, 11, 18, 25, 9:30-11 a.m.

Want to take better pictures with your phone? This class reviews a brief history of photography, techniques with demonstrations and hands-on practice.

Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner Beyond Beginner Intermediate

 

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​Mastering the Light & Form (Pencil & Charcoal)
Wednesday, January 4, 11, 18, 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This class will introduce students to the essential information needed to draw still life, landscape, and the figure exploring a variety of approaches in charcoal and pencil.

Drawing Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner

 

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Watercolor Painting
Thursdays in January (5, 12, 19, 26), 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Join our ongoing watercolor class with instructor Pat Bereskin. Each month as we discover techniques, brush use, color theory, wet into wet, and more. Students will observe some demonstrations by the instructor, but have time in class to work on their own paintings.


Painting Adult Beginner

 

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Winter Birds - Drawing & Painting
Thursday, January 5, 12, 19, 26, 9:30-11 a.m.

Are you a bird nerd -or want to be? Join fellow bird-lover, Laura Warner, to enjoy your favorite feathered friends through drawing and painting.

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

 

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Portrait Painting
Thursday, January 5, 12, 19, 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Learn to see and simplify the landscape of the human face and no longer be intimidated by what appears to be a difficult subject.

Painting Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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Wine & Art: Silk Painting
Thursday, January 5, 6-8 p.m.

Join us for our monthly Wine & Art class. For this session students will enjoy a glass of wine and light snacks while learning the basics of silk painting. Create a beautiful watercolor-style painting on silk. All supplies included.

Wine & Art Adult Beginner

 

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Painting for Children
Saturday, January 7, 14, 21, 28, 9-11 a.m.

Acrylic painting with emphasis on light, shape, form, and texture. Landscapes, cityscapes and still life with exploration of color theory will be our focus. Students will paint in class.

Painting Ages 9-12 Beginner Beyond Beginner Intermediate

 

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Taking Photos With Your Phone
Monday, January 9, 16, 23, and 30, 5:30-7 p.m.

Want to take better pictures with your phone? This class reviews a brief history of photography, techniques with demonstrations and hands-on practice. Class participants will learn with their own iPhone, Smartphone or tablet in the studio.

Drawing Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner Beyond Beginner Intermediate

 

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Yoga at the Figge
Saturday, January 14 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join us at the Figge for yoga asana. Bring your own mat for this movement-based class led by instructors from Tapas Yoga Shala. The class will take place surrounded by art in the Quad City Bank and Trust Grand Lobby at the Figge Art Museum, where participants will face the windows overlooking the beautiful Mississippi River.

Wellness Ages 13-18 Adult Beginner Beyond Beginner Intermediate Advanced

 

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FIGGE ART MUSEUM

225 West Second Street
Davenport, Iowa

 

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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

 

CAFE HOURS

Monday - Sunday Closed

*The Figge Cafe is closed until further notice

*See calendar for holiday exceptions