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 563.326.7804 x2045 or 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-ArtW.jpgWINE & ART
If interested, please register as soon as possible for the June session.

6-8 pm Thursday, June 5
Fiber Mosaics with Lori Miller
$20/student; all supplies provided

Pre-registration required
Call 563.326.7804 x2045 or email

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.

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No Wine & Art in July
Awesome Acrylics with Allen Holloway • August 7

Special Wine & Art in October
Cancer Survivors & Caretakers Art Night with Emily Christenson • October 2
Spend a creative evening painting with artist Emily Christenson.  Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine and a sweet treat while you express yourself artfully in a relaxed, social studio setting. This special evening is a collaborative effort between Living Proof, a Quad Cities' cancer survivors program, and the Figge Art Museum to help celebrate the strength and resilience of cancer survivors and the caretakers who offered them comfort and aid.


WATERCOLOR – Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Ralph Iaccarino
12-3 pm Fridays, March 28 and April 4, 11, 18, 25
$95/member; $105/non-member
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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.

DRAWING: SELF PORTRAITS – Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
6-8 pm Tuesdays, April 1-29
$80/member; $90/non-member
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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 PAINTINGBeginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Allen Holloway
6-8 pm Tuesdays, April 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20
$80/member; $90/non-member
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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
$35/member; $45/non-member
$20 materials fee payable to instructor
**Students should bring a sack lunch
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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 d├ęcor with texture and interesting detail with the one-of-a-kind art you’ll make in this fun, lively class.


PASTEL PAINTING – Beginners/Intermediate
Instructor: Pat Halverson  
6-8 pm Tuesdays, August 19, 26 & September 2, 9
$80/member; $90/non-member
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Bring your favorite landscape photo to life in this fun, informative class. Students will learn how to see beyond just grass, trees, sky, buildings or water as they recreate a still photograph into a colorful pastel panorama.  Focusing on shape, value, temperature, and color harmony, the goal is to produce more than a copy of the photo. We want to produce a painting!  
Instructor: Lu Ann Steffen   
10 am-4 pm Saturday, August 23
$60/member; $70/non-member
$45 materials fee payable to instructor (covers materials/tools)
**Students should bring a sack lunch
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Students will learn the basics for combining and layering firey, multi-colored dichroic glass shapes to achieve beautiful and dramatic one-of-a-kind pendants.  Learn the art of  glass cutting and cold working glass pieces after fusing, experiment with color combinations and finish off pieces by gluing bails for hanging on a chain. Students will be able to make several pieces of jewelry. No previous experience necessary. All tools provided.
Instructor: Rowen Schussheim-Anderson 
9 am-4 pm   Saturday, August 30
$70/member $80/non-member
$20 materials fee payable to instructor
**Students should bring a sack lunch
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Explore textile methods from around the world in this lively workshop.  The class will begin with an artistically-inspiring docent-guided tour of the Innovators and Legends: Generations in Fiber and Textiles exhibition. The tour will be followed by hands-on studio time, where students will  net a small African musical instrument, learn the Peruvian off-loom method of wrapping, bead weave on a bead loom as in the Americas and Africa, and explore Oriental rug methods. Each student will also have a chance to weave on a harness loom during the class.


FLORAL WATERCOLOR – Beginner/Intermediate Workshop
Instructor: Cindy Bergthold
10am-2pm  Saturday, September 13
$35/member; $45non-member
**Class will meet at 10am in the conservatory at Vander Veer Park.
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Create vibrant, flowing floral paintings as you paint outdoors in the beautiful VanderVeer gardens.  Artist Cindy Bergthold will share plein-air painting tips and techniques and lead students in a study of light, form, texture and color that will add richness and depth to the paintings.