YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS
2014 Summer Kids Classes
Reserve your spot for summer fun now! These all-day classes introduce children to drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture.
Fridays at the Figge
Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5 • 9 am-4 pm
$45 members; $55 non-members (per class)
June 13, 20, 27 • July 11 • August 1
Art in the Middle
Grades 6-8 • 9 am-4 pm
$50 members; $60 non-members (per class)
June 11, 18, 25 • July 9, 30
To register, contact Heather at 563.326.7804 x2045 or email@example.com
. Payment is due at registration.
Download a flyer with more information about Fridays at the Figge.
Download a flyer with more information about Art in the Middle.
2014 Summer Drawing Program
Sessions: 9:30 am-12:30 pm
July 14–18 & July 21–25
$50 per student
Application deadline: Monday, June 2 Applications may be submitted online; limited to 15 students
The Summer Drawing Program gives talented high school art students a college-level experience while helping them prepare their portfolios for college admission and scholarships. This two-week course is the only program of its kind in the Quad Cities for aspiring young artists who plan to major in art.
Learn more about the program and fill out application, or fill out the application or letter of support online.
For questions, contact Heather Aaronson, education programs coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563.326.7804 x2045.
Funded in part by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund and the Hubbell Waterman Foundation. Sponsored by Butler Insurance Service and Western Illinois University.
2014 Summer Kids Pass
The Discover Davenport Summer Fun Kids Pass, valid from Memorial Day through Labor Day, is on sale now! For just $50, kids ages 15 and younger can explore the city, participate in activities and enjoy experiences in family-friendly environments.
Visit the Downtown, North or West YMCA branches for same-day processing (children must be present) and to get your Kids Pass today! Passes also may be purchased at www.cityofdavenport.com, and at the River’s Edge or Modern Woodmen Park. Call 563.326.7812 with questions.
The Figge Art Museum is one of many proud partners of the Summer Kids Pass. Participants will enjoy free museum admission and use of the hands-on activity spaces in the Figge.
Groups of five or more should contact Heather Aaronson in advance at haaronson@ figgeartmuseum.org or 563.345.6630 to arrange for tours or sketching in the galleries.
Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Scouts at the Figge
Boy Scouts of all ages can have fun learning experiences while earning arts and crafts badges/patches at the Figge Art Museum. A guided tour of the Figge's permanent galleries and traveling exhibitions begins each workshop. See photos of scouts at the Figge.
Learn more about Boy Scout programs
For more information about programs for Girl Scouts, visit the Girl Scout website or contact Emily Droessler at EmilyD@GirlScoutsToday.org or 309.788.0833 x308.
Celebrate your birthday at the Figge!
Have a fun, creative birthday party! The Figge is equipeed to make any birthday celebration a memorable one for your child. Multiple options are available and are geared towards specific age groups. Learn more.
Visit Studio 1 to explore installations that are designed to complement selected special exhibitions with hands-on activities that will challenge your imagination and encourage broad thought.
Currently in Studio1: drawing materials are available for all to enjoy.
This gallery is designed to encourage looking and creating.
Located on Level 2, next to the Family Activity Center.
Seldom Seen Works from the Figge Collection
Take this opportunity to view 2 works of art which are rarely on view at the Figge. Icon, a painting by Harland Goudie, a professor at Knox College, and Byron Burford's Cocoa-Outdoors . The paintings will be hung in the Family Gallery, along with information about the paintings and artists, and activities for the entire family.
Brand Boeshaar Scholarship
Since 2000, the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Program has awarded $576,000 to graduating seniors in eastern Iowa and western Illinois who wish to study fine arts, design or art education in college. To be considered for this prestigious $12,000 scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application, high school transcript, two letters of support, and a portfolio of 12 works. The program is funded by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund, managed by the Figge Education Department, and administered by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.
Application and portfolio deadline for 2014 has passed.
Please consider applying for the scholarship in 2015.
Questions? Contact Heather at email@example.com or 563.326.7804 x2045.
View artwork from 2013 recipients
2013 Scholarship Recipients
The Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship: Marina Kruger, Moline High School
The Lillian L. Brand Scholarship: Joshua Byrne, Davenport Central High School
The Lucille Brand Boeshaar Scholarship: Emily Grooms, Moline High School
The William Brand Boeshaar Scholarship: Grant Chaddick, Riverdale Senior High School
Honorable Mention: Chris Miller, Moline High School
Honorable Mention: Lilia Torres, Moline High School\