Beginner Art Academy

Beréskin Classes Moving to Figge Art Museum and Family Museum! 

Beginning this fall, the Beréskin Art Academy will now be offering its classes through the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa and the Family Museum in Bettendorf, Iowa. Pat Bereskin, who started the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, will be working with the Figge and Family Museum on the transition. 

The newly branded Art Academy at the Figge is for intermediate to advanced level students in upper elementary school through high school age. The Beginner Art Academy at the Family Museum is for beginner level students in early elementary grades. Both locations will begin their class offerings in August. The Art Academy is designed for students to enhance their artistic skills through various teaching techniques Bereskin (aka “Mrs. B”) has perfected over the years. Students bring their most current artwork and interview with Bereskin for the ongoing academy classes that meet weekly during the school year (August-May). This allows the student to see if it is a good fit for them and Bereskin to evaluate what level is best suited for the student.

Bereskin will be closing the gallery on August 1, 2022 and will to focus on her art and teaching. She has been teaching art to children for three decades and after 28 years at the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, the classes will be moving locations, but the Art Academy she worked hard to build will remain intact for future generations. 

In addition to the Art Academy classes, the Figge will have new class offerings ranging from one-day workshops to multi-week classes suitable for all ages throughout the year. Instructors will include those from the Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy as well as those teachers who have been teaching at the Figge. 

Registration information and how to be involved with the Art Academy will be available starting this summer at and for the Beginner Art Academy at Stay tuned!

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We had a wonderful time. Thank you very much! This was the cleanest and most interactive museum we have been to.Susie and Sam