New Fall 2008 line-up of art classes at the Figge released. Print
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Sunday, 17 August 2008 11:40

 


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Registrations are being accepted for Figge’s fall art classes. Some classes run up to 8 weeks long, while others are a half-day workshop format. Instructional courses include Tapestry Weaving Techniques, Techniques in Jewelry, Improving Your Digital Photographs, Figure Drawing, Solvent-Free Oil Painting, Novice Drawing, and Novice Painting. Art history offerings include Appreciation of Visual Arts and Twentieth Century Photography. Figge’s fall course flyer can be downloaded at http://www.figgeartmuseum.org. For registration and supply list contact Heather Aaronson, Education Assistant, at 563-326-7804 x 2045 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Figge Art Museum is located at 225 West 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801. Details of the classes are listed here:

 

ImageAppreciation of Visual Arts:
From the Renaissance through Modernity

Instructor: Robert Hopson, Ph.D.
7 – 8:30 pm Wednesday, September 17-November 5
Fee: Members: $80; Non-members: $100
Textbook: Marilyn Stokstad’s Art: A Brief History (3rd Edition)
Description: An exploration of methods and mediums used to create art and the relationship of art and civilization. Major artists are covered as well as historical, religious, intellectual relevance. This course is open to Figge members and the general public. Registration and payment is due Tuesday, September 16. Call 563.326.7804 x2045 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please note: The Figge is normally closed Wednesday evening. Class participants may enter the Figge main entrancefrom 6:30-7 pm and must check in at the Visitor Services desk in the main lobby.

Twentieth Century Photography
Instructor: Kate Elliott
Tuesday, September 30-October 28, 7:00-8:30 pm
Course fee: $55 members; $65 non-members
Description: Traces the development of photography throughout the 20th century. This course is offered in conjunction with the exhibition In the Light: Photographs from the Brent Sikkema(September 13, 2008-January 4, 2009). Registration and payment is due September 26. Call 563.326.7804 x2045 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


101: CLASS: Tapestry Weaving Techniques
Instructor: Rowen Schussheim-Anderson
7-9 pm Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 14, 21 (No class on October 7)
$80 member/$90 nonmember
Description: Students will learn several woven tapestry techniques including stripes, angles, interlocking, slit, hatching, checkerboard, curve, and dovetail. Each student will begin a small tapestry using a small, basic frame loom provided by the instructor. Includes a tour of the exhibition Mother and Child: Henry Moore's West Dean Tapestries. Students may purchase frames from the instructor at the end of the class. For registration and supply list contact Heather Aaronson, Education Assistant, at 563-326-7804 x 2045 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


102: CLASS: Novice Drawing
Instructor: Gloria Burlingame
6-8 pm Tuesdays, September 16, 22, 30; October 7, 14
$60 member/$70 nonmember
Description: This five-week class focuses on the use of line, value, and shape as the foundation of drawing. Students are introduced history of drawing, complete contour, blind contour, cross contour drawing, pointillism, blending techniques, and one-and two-point perspective. For registration and supply list contact Heather Aaronson, Education Assistant, at 563-326-7804 x 2045 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


103: CLASS: Techniques in Jewelry
Instructor: Peggy Sands
5:30-8:30 pm Wednesdays, September 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5
On-site at West High School (3505 W. Locust, Davenport)
$160 member/$170 nonmember
Description: In this eight-week class students will gain fundamental jewelry making skills including how to set semi-precious stones in copper, brass and sterling silver. Several jewelry techniques will be introduced, including sawing, casting, soldering, fabricating, buffing and enameling on copper. The class will include material selection, proper equipment use for safety, demonstrations of techniques, work time and an opportunity to evaluate what was created. For registration and supply list contact Heather Aaronson, Education Assistant, at 563-326-7804 x 2045 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


104: CLASS: Novice Painting
Instructor: Marj Hier
6-8 pm Thursdays, September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16
$60 member/$70 nonmember
Description: This five-week class features the basics of painting and color theory, watercolor and acrylic techniques. The subject matter for the class will include still-life, landscape, and portraiture. For registration and supply list contact Heather Aaronson, Education Assistant, at 563-326-7804 x 2045 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


105: CLASS: Solvent-Free Oil Painting
Instructor: Peter Xiao
6-8:30 pm Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
$85 member/$100 nonmember
Description: This five-week class features introduces free flowing walnut oil. This medium gives the artist greater freedom and control over their color without the addition of solvents. Students will be introduced to the unique properties of oil paint using this medium and by studying other works in oil. For registration and supply list contact Heather Aaronson, Education Assistant, at 563-326-7804 x 2045 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


106: WORKSHOP: Improving Your Digital Photographs
Instructor: Cindy Bergthold
12-4 pm Saturday, October 11
$25 member/$30 nonmember
Description: This half-day workshop instructs students on composition, angles, lighting, cropping and color variations. After receiving instruction
and looking at examples of successful photographs, students will shoot images in and around the Figge studios and lobby then critique their work. No instruction will be given on camera operation during this course. This workshop is offered in conjunction with the exhibition In the Light:Photographs from the Brent Sikkema Collection (September 13, 2008-January 4, 2009). For registration and supply list contact Heather Aaronson, Education Assistant, at 563-326-7804 x 2045 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


107: WORKSHOP: Figure Drawing Instruction
11 am – 4 pm Saturday, October 18
Instructor: Kristin Quinn
$35 member/$40 nonmember
Description: In this half-day workshop students will draw from two models using charcoal and conté crayon. They will learn approaches to drawing the human figure and discuss successful figure drawings by famous artists. The instructor will provide students with feedback during the class and lead a group critique at the end of the workshop. Students under the age of 18 need to have written permission from a parent or guardian to attend. For registration and supply list contact Heather Aaronson, Education Assistant, at 563-326-7804 x 2045 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .