Beginner Art Academy and Art Classes

Art Classes at the Family Museum! 

The Family Museum is excited to partner with Pat Beréskin to offer young artists an opportunity to learn about art! We will be offering three different types of classes:

Art Academy at the Family Museum

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Join us for the Art Academy - a collaboration between the Family Museum and The Figge Art Museum. Beginner classes will take place at the Family Museum, and when your little artist is ready to move on, more advanced and intermediate classes will continue at The Figge. Instruction includes learning about famous artists, drawing, painting, and using various mediums to enhance and explore the artist within the child. Classes span the traditional school year. 

To register, please contact bereskinartgallery@gmail.com

*You will need to fill out a Family Museum registration form in addition to registering through Beréskin Art Gallery. Registration Form

Preschool Artist Series

Have fun exploring the world of drawing, painting, and clay through various mediums with Miss W! Using shapes, colors, and values students will learn the principles of art through a hands-on approach.

  • Experiment while having fun with hands-on projects in a creative environment.
  • Nurture their natural and inner creativity.
  • Meet new friend while exploring lifelong love of learning

Fridays 8:45 - 9:45 am
September 9, 2022 - May 19, 2023
Age: 4 years (must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2022)
$850 (paid in 9 monthly payments and includes a one-time $85 materials fee).

For more details or to register, please email Julie at the Family Museum or call her at (563) 344-4170.

Registration Form

Paint Like an Artist Series

Session 1: Paint like an Artist
Saturdays: September 10, 17, 24, and October 1
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am
Grades: K - 4th
Instructor: Hannah Wiekhorst
Cost: $145
Register Now Online or fill out a Registration Form

From Van Gogh to Matise, Rembrandt to Cassatt, we will look at artists for inspiration as we paint at easels and learn color theory and mark making techniques. *Students should bring four 11 x 17 canvases to class; a sketch pad; and a Ziploc bag with pencil, eraser, and sharpener.

Session 2: Art and Rhythm! 
Saturdays: October 8, 15, 22, and 29
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am
Grades: 2 – 5
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nstructor: Hannah Wiekhorst
Cost: $145
Register Now Online or fill out a Registration Form

Explore Van Doesburg, Mondrian, DaVinci, and more to experience how music inspires art and how art inspires music in line, shapes, form, and color.  *Students should bring four 11 x 17 canvases to class; a sketch pad; and a Ziploc bag with pencil, eraser, and sharpener.

Session 3: Winter Snow Fun!
Saturdays: January 7, 14, 21, and 28 
Time: 9:00 -10:30 am
Grades: K – 4
Instructor: Hannah Wiekhorst
Cost: $145
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Snow fun and how artists depict people in the winter enjoying themselves will be the focus of our next series. Grandma Moses, Monet, Tesha Art, and Palmer will take the children through a variety of expressions of snowy days in acrylic paint. *Students should bring four 11 x 17 canvases to class; a sketch pad; and a Ziploc bag with pencil, eraser, and sharpener.

Session 4: You Go Girl!
Saturdays: February 4, 11, 18, and 25 
Time: 9:00 -10:30 am 
Grades: 2 – 5
Instructor: Hannah Wiekhorst
Cost $145
Register Now Online or fill out a Registration Form

Exploring the way artists depict people interacting in paintings shows us relationships and feelings. Mary Cassatt, Georgia O'Keefe, Beatrix Potter, and Tatiana Illiina will help us find the woman's voice in expressing their point of view through the brush. *Students should bring four 11 x 17 canvases to class; a sketch pad; and a Ziploc bag with pencil, eraser, and sharpener.

We love the interaction with fellow kids as well as playing to help with development.Kisha

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