ADULT ART CLASSES
Looking 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 563.326.7804 x2045 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or download 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 & ART
6-8 pm Thursday, March 6
with Gloria Burlingame
$20/student; all supplies provided
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 sessions.
This month, celebrate spring with a rabbit-themed mixed-media art experience, utilizing a combination of techniques including origami, brush painting and scratch board.
Download a flyer with more information.
with Cindy Bergthold • April 3
with Don Heggen • May 1
with Lori Miller • June 5
ART HISTORY MEMBER CLASS
Ancient Roman Art & Culture
2:30-4:30 pm Sundays, March 2, 9, 16, 23
Join us for a four-week art history class that explores ancient Roman art and culture, especially as it pertains to ancient glassmaking.
Dr. Ethan Gannaway will teach the course in the John Deere Auditorium. The class is free for members, but pre-registration is required. Contact Heather Aaronson at email@example.com
or 563.326.7804 x2045 to sign up.
Dr. Gannaway is a visiting assistant professor in the History Department at St. Ambrose University. He teaches and researches interdisciplinary topics centered on the ancient world, using text and image to understand the past with emphasis on ancient Rome.
12:45-4:30 pm Saturday, March 8
River Action and the Figge Art Museum are co-sponsoring a workshop for photographers of all skill levels who are interested in exploring ways to improve the quality of their photos. This free workshop – Beyond a Snapshot: the Art of Building and Creating Fine Photographs – will be held at the Figge, and will bring together a talented panel of professionals to discusshow to use light, composition and other tools to enhance your photographs. Reservations are required due to limited seating. To reserve a spot, email Riveraction at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 563.322.2969.
STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
LAMPWORK BEADS – Beginner
Instructor: Desiree Border
6-8 pm Tuesdays, February 25 and March 4, 11
$160/members; $170non-members (price includes supplies)
***Limited Registration (6)
Ages 16+(under 18 parent present)
Supply list: 1 pair safety glasses; all other supplies provided by instructor
The art of glass bead-making, or "lampworking", has dates back to as early as 2450 BCE. Using contemporary methods, Quad Cities glass artist Desiree Border will carefully guide students in torch safety, technique and the creation of their own glass beads. This extraordinary class offers an exciting opportunity in hot glass work and will give students a better appreciation of this versatile medium. Students should bring safety glasses. Cotton clothing is recommended.
WATERCOLOR – All levels
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino
6-8:30 pm Thursdays, February 27 and March 6, 13, 20
Satisfy your artistic muse in this casual and informative watercolor class. Artist Ralph Iaccarino will touch on everything from paper types and brushes to color theory and lead students in an exploration of shape, color, pattern, space, rhythm and more. Create vibrant, flowing watercolor paintings while finding your artistic vision and shaping your personal artist’s statement in this fun, relaxed studio experience.
Facilitator: Alexx Heald-Alejo
6-8 pm Tuesdays, February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8
Punchcards: $20/3 classes/student; $30/3 classes/adult; $12/single session
Students will draw from an unclothed model in a professional studio environment. This facilitated experience will include multiple poses from warm-up gesture sketches to longer poses for finished drawings.
WATERCOLOR – Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino
12-3 pm Fridays, March 28 and April 4, 11, 18, 25
Artist Ralph Iaccarino will lead beginning students in an exploration of watercolor painting techniques. Class discussions on color theory, value, shape, pattern, balance, space and rhythm will help students learn how to create flowing, vibrantly colored watercolor paintings. Finding your vision and personal style will also be explored.
RUG HOOKING – Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Beth Anne Smiley
6-8 pm Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25
; $35 materials fee payable to instructor
Brought to the Eastern Seaboard of the United States and the Canadian Maritime provinces in the mid-1800’s, rug hooking grew from a craft practiced by the poorer class into an art form prized by all classes. Used as blankets, rugs, floor runners and wall hangings, these texturally sumptuous handmade art works use both established patterns and decorative motifs as imagery. Instructor Beth Anne Smiley will lead students in an exploration of this revered craft form using pre-cut wool strips to create a 10” x12” hooked mat in a floral-themed pattern. The March 4, 11 and 18 classes will meet in the Figge studios. The March 25 class will meet at the instructor’s Davenport studio; instructor will provide directions.
FABRIC FLOWERS AND FIBER CUFFS – Workshop
Instructor: Cindy Carraway
10 am-4 pm Saturday, April 19
Materials fee (includes morning & afternoon classes): $10 payable to instructor
***Students should bring a sack lunch
***Limited Registration (10)
Expand your wardrobe possibilities and wear your art! Create one-of-a-kind textile accessories during this relaxed, fun studio experience. In this 2-part class, bead and fiber artist Cindy Carraway will teach students how to form lovely fabric flowers in the morning session which can be used as accents on the fiber cuffs you’ll make in the afternoon.
DRAWING: SELF PORTRAITS – Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
6-8 pm Tuesdays, April 1-29
Supply list TBA
Explore the proportions, shapes, shadows and forms that make up a face you see every day – your own! Create contour drawings with the use of mirrors and photos then explore shading techniques to draw a graphite likeness of yourself.
ACRYLIC PAINTING – Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6-8 pm Tuesdays, April 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20
Instructor Allen Holloway will introduce painters to unusual materials and fun, interesting techniques in this out-of-the-box acrylics class. Enjoy a casual yet productive painting experience in a studio setting that encourages expression of your creative spirit.
MOSAICS – Workshop
Instructor: Mary Stringer
10 am-2 pm Saturday, May 3
$20 materials fee payable to instructor
**Students should bring a sack lunch
Create a flowing, rhythmic, colorfully patterned design on a picture frame or tray using the mosaic technique of embedding small ceramic squares and reclaimed pieces of broken glass dishes in a plaster base. Brighten up your home décor with texture and interesting detail with the one-of-a-kind art you’ll make in this fun, lively class.