WINE & ART
9 am-noon Saturdays
6-8 pm Thursday, February 6
Valentine's Cards and Japanese Brush Writing with Anna Ito
$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.
Mixed Media with Gloria Burlingame • March 6
Printmaking with Cindy Bergthold • April 3
Wonderful Watercolor with Don Heggen • May 1
ART LOVERS BOOK CLUB
Next meeting TBA
Free; members-only program
All art lovers with a Figge Museum membership are invited to join a lively discussion in the Figge cafe about artistic literature. Each program includes a short introduction, discussion led by a Figge docent, and group discussion. Bring a brown bag lunch if desired.
For more information, contact Heather Aaronson at 563.326.7804 x2045 or email@example.com.
CANDIDATE DOCENT TRAINING PROGRAM
October 19-December 7
Share your knowledge and love of the visual arts with others by becoming a Figge docent.Docent candidates are taught to look at, analyze and discuss works of art in order to engage visitors to the museum in conversations about selected works in the galleries. Candidates should have a strong interest in the visual arts, enjoy public speaking and have a genuine appreciation for all visitors To learn more, contact Melissa Hueting at 563.326.7804 x7895 or firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Create something colorful, bold, and fun - take a studio art class. Double the fun and come with a friend! Learn more about adult studio art classes.
1:30 pm Sundays in December
December 8 with Sylvia Martin
The Art for Meditation Tour will feature several pieces of religious art as well as two secular pieces with a focus on how this art was used for meditation in the past and how it can be used for meditation today. Tour participants will also learn about the relationship between meditation and devotions.
December 15 with Stephanie Raphael-Nakos
Advent is the time of preparation, waiting and watching laced with wonder. Art can facilitate our preparation and add beauty, insight and hope that we might tend to this special season and ourselves in deeper and more satisfying ways. The Advent tour may help us focus on how waiting, watching and wonder can be exciting in different ways than shopping, decorating and hustle and bustle.
December 22 wtih Barb Hansen
The season of Advent, when we await the coming of Christ, is a good time to review the history and purpose of religious art. We will explore some beautiful religious paintings, most of them painted in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Baltasar de Echave y Rioja, The Adoration of the Magi, 1659, oil on canvas, 1925.84
Delve deeper into the significance of the art featured in an exhibition by joining a docent-led tour on Sunday at 1:30 pm. Our knowledgable docents will deepen your understanding, and you'll come away with a greater appreciation of the artwork presented.
1:30 pm Sundays, December 8, 15, 22
about Figge outreach programs for K-12 teachers, including The Big Picture, Museums Alive!, Art Lessons to Go and Study Tours.