education

YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS

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.









Studio1

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 haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org 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)


 

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.