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)
August 1

Art in the Middle
Grades 6-8 • 9 am-4 pm
$50 members; $60 non-members (per class)
July 30

To register, contact Heather at 563.326.7804 x2045 or 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 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, 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@ 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 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.

Family Gallery

This gallery is designed to encourage looking and creating.  
Located on Level 2, next to the Family Activity Center.

FamGal-W.jpgSeldom 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 or 563.326.7804 x2045.

Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Recipients

The Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Program awards four scholarships annually to students who wish to earn a degree in fine art, graphic design or art education at a college or university. This year’s scholarships were presented to the following individuals:

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Lillian L. Brand Avery Gott (Moline High School)
Isabelle M. Brand Emma DeMarr (Davenport West High School)
Lucille Brand Boeshaar Jasmine Mendez (Moline High School)
William Brand Boeshaar Maxwell McInnis (Bettendorf High School)
Honorable Mentions Malcom Kresse (Davenport Central High School)
and Sydney Griffin (Moline High School)

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\

View artwork from 2013 recipients 

Supported by Brand Boeshaar Foundation and Hubbell Waterman Foundation.

The Education Department is committed to helping visitors of all ages and diverse learning styles gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Figge’s unique collections and changing exhibitions. Programs and services are designed to promote life-long learning in the visual arts, stimulate independent and critical thinking skills, and encourage visitors to see the world around them differently.