Art Academy at the Family Museum

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Art Academy is partnering with the Family Museum (K-4th grade) and the Figge Art Museum (5th grade-adult) to offer quality art education in the Quad City area. Classes meet once a week through the traditional school year (August-May).

Beginner and Intermediate Art Classes (K-4th Grade)

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From its humble beginning of art lessons at Pat Beréskin’s kitchen table, the Art Academy at both the Family Museum and the Figge Art Museum has taken off and now serves 200+ students weekly. These classes offer a smaller learning environment surrounding artists with peers and teachers who are personally invested in art education.

Students in these classes at the Family Museum have the opportunity to:

  • Learn basic concepts of value, form, depth, color mixing, anatomy, and sight size.
  • Experiment with different mediums including pastels, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, pencil, printmaking, sculpture, and fabric.
  • Gain experience with drawing from life and not solely from the imagination.
  • Learn to view the world through careful observation and an artistic eye.

Students are expected to follow directions, interact with peers in an artistically-driven and supportive manner, make observations, clean up after themselves, and take care of supplies. $85 materials fee and 9 monthly payments of $85.

Interested in getting your child enrolled? Set up an interview by emailing artacademyfm@gmail.com.

*You will need to fill out a Family Museum registration form in addition to Art Academy forms. Registration Form

Preschool Artist Series

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Give your child the opportunity to explore the world of drawing, painting, and clay using shapes, colors, and values through Art Academy's Preschool Artist Series

  • Fridays 8:30 - 10:00 am
  • September 6, 2024 - May 23, 2025
  • Age: 4 years (must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2024)
  • $85 materials fee and 9 monthly payments of $85

Looking for a creative environment for your child? Set up an interview by emailing artacademyfm@gmail.com.

*You will need to fill out a Family Museum registration form in addition to Art Academy forms. Registration Form

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