Summer Art Workshops for Kids

The museum offers all-day workshops for kids during the summer—Fridays at the Figge classes for children completing grades K–5, and Art in the Middle classes for middle school students. All workshops are held 9 am–4 pm. Sign up for a single session or for the whole series. Each workshop is taught by a different instructor with new theme-related projects each year. Cost includes all supplies. Kids should bring a sack lunch, beverage and snack to class. Click on the class to register or call 563.345.6630.  

Fridays at the Figge

(Elementary students completing K-5th)

Fridays 9 am-4 pm Cost per class: $45/member; $60/non-memberDownload a flyer

Art in the Middle

(Middle school students)

Selected Wednesdays 9 am-4 pm Cost per class: $45/member; $60/non-memberDownload a flyer

Dance Me a Story: Exploring Literature Through Ballet

10:30 a.m. Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8

Dance Me a Story is a fun interactive program for people of all ages that encourages reading through the vehicle of dance. Read the story, turn on the music, grab a costume and learn the choreography. Many stories presented will be based on well-known fairy tales. Meet in the John Deere Auditorium - free!

Big Picture: In the House

Wednesdays, July 10 through August 7
Morning Session: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Join the Figge Big Picture Outreach Program for this special IN-HOUSE series geared for all young art enthusiasts. The Big Picture is designed for K-12 school classrooms to connect curriculum with art; teaching "big picture" ideas from a visual perspective. This summer these on-hour drop-in sessions will highlight a variety of art connections using Figge outreach lessons here in the museum studios. Each week the program is offered, participants will learn a new art concept, share in an art discussion, explore museum outreach objects and complete a fun activity to reinforce the theme of the day's lesson. Suitable for ages 5-12. Parents welcome to join or explore the museum. Meet in the Figge's Quad City Bank & Trust Grand Lobby. No reservations needed. Contact Laura with questions 563.345.6641. 

Boy Scout Programs

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 is included in each workshop.  Badge workshops are 3-hour events and include completion of all requirements for the particular badge the boys are working towards.

We also offer non-badge workshops through our Partner Program.  Scout packs can schedule one of these 2-hour events that includes a guided museum tour and a studio art experience.  Activities accomplished in a Partner Program can be often be applied toward one of the art badges in the Boy Scout manual. Registration is required a minimum of 2 weeks before the scheduled event.  A minimum of 10 Scouts/workshop is required. Call 563.345-6655 or to schedule a workshop.

Girl Scout Programs

For more information about programs for Girl Scouts, visit the Girl Scout website or contact Kelsey at 563.345-6655 or

Birthday Fun at the Figge

Have a fun, creative birthday party! The Figge is equipped to make any birthday celebration a memorable one for your child. Multiple options are available and are geared towards specific age groups. Complete the registration form. To schedule a party, please contact Kelsey Vandercoy at or 563.345.6655.  

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Visit the New Family Activity Center 

Stop in to see the newly refurbished Family Activity Center. It's the perfect escape for the whole family! 

Fun Facts. fpo


The Figge Art Museum opened on August 6, 2005, and is the renamed successor to the Davenport Museum of Art, which was opened on October 10, 1928, as the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery.


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