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Kaleidoscope ARTivities for Children

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July 7-25, 2014

College has been offering creative art classes for children for more than 60 years. Classes are offered all year to ages 4-12, although in summer, children can attend a week at a time instead of a series of Saturdays. Kaleidoscope is directed by Augustana College professor of art Rowen Schussheim-Anderson. Some 15 professional artists, art historians and art educators teach the classes.

Classes are held at the Augustana Art Studio, 610 35 St., Rock Island. (Map)

Summer registration has closed.

Materials are included in all class and workshop fees. Unattended classes will result in a refund (minus a $3 handling fee) if notification precedes the first class session. There will be supervision between classes. Please have children dress appropriately for art classes. This means clothing that can get dirty after painting, drawing, etc.

Kaleidoscope is supported by Quad City Arts Dollar$ funds, provided by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; the Doris and Victor Day Foundation; and the John Deere Foundation.

Week 1 (July 7-11)

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

11 a.m. to Noon

Once Upon a Storybook

We'll paint, print and collage our favorite storybook animals, birds and insects.

4-5 year olds, Jan Eberlein-Johnson, $45


No scary monsters here! Come and create all kinds of monsters in this multimedia class. Bring your wild imagination!

4-5 year olds, Jennifer Heckenkamp, $45

Animals from the Outback

From koalas to kangaroos, explore the critters from "down under." We'll use papier-mache, fabric, paint and more.

5-7 year olds, Linda Burau, $45

Nature Prints

Monoprints and collagraphs, where you'll make your own printing plates from different textures combined with found objects from nature to create unique prints on paper and fabric.

5-7 year olds, Jan Eberlein-Johnson, $45

Lego Fans!

Calling all Lego fans! We will paint, collage and use photography to create functional crafts with and about Legos. Please bring a plain white or colored T-shirt to class.

7-8 year olds, Jennifer Heckenkamp, $45

Out on a Limb

Create drawings, sculptures, a sun catcher and a one-of-akindmobile. We'll create with a variety of materials includingmany natural found objects.7-8 year olds, Heike Ehlers, $45

Shapes of Summer

Create drawings, painted designs and a sculpture in this mixed-media class. We'll explore a variety of techniques. 

9-12 year olds, Heike Ehlers, $45

Calligraphy 101

Learn the basics of the beautiful art form of "fancy lettering." You'll get to keep your own pen and holder and booklet of fonts.
**Let us know if you are right or left handed on the registration form.

9-year-olds to adult, Linda Burau, $45

Week 2 (July 14-18)

9:30 to 10:30

11 a.m. to Noon

Little Hands

Create finger paintings and use your hands to print designs. We'll make a small sculpture and a summer-themed bowlusing cardboard, foam, clay and more.

4-6 year olds, Heike Ehlers, $45

Dr. Seuss

"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!"-Dr. Seuss

Join us and create a variety of art and crafts related to ourfavorite Dr. Seuss classics.

4-6 year olds, Jamie Bond, $45

Wise Old Owls

Join us to create owls of all shapes and sizes. We'll work two and three dimensionally using a variety of materials.

7-8 year olds, Jamie Bond, $45

Quilt Collage

Combine shapes of paper and fabric to make collages ofbeautiful colors and patterns.

7-8 year olds, Jan Eberlein-Johnson, $45

Bamboo Brush Painting

Learn the unique technique of painting with a simple bamboobrush. Inspired by animals, birds and plants, we'll create with ink and watercolor.

9-12 year olds, Jan Eberlein-Johnson, $45

Pastel Workshop

Create a landscape, self-portrait and original designs as welearn techniques in chalk and oil pastel. Each student willreceive a set of oil pastels to keep.

9-12 year olds, Heike Ehlers, $45

Week 3 (July 21-25)

9:30 to 10:30

11 a.m. to Noon

Flower Power

Inspired by summer flowers, we'll create drawings, paintingsand sculptures using oil crayons, watercolors and clay.

4-5 year olds, Jan Eberlein-Johnson, $45

Small Wonders

Explore the tiny but fascinating world of insects. We'll take aclose look at natures' line, pattern and texture as we create two- and three dimensionally.

4-5 year olds, Corrine Smith, $45

Color my World

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. Come create imaginative colorful works of art from rainbows to colorwheels...color, color everywhere!

5-7 year olds, Jamie Bond, $45

Down by the Beach

Sunshine, bathing suits, popsicles and sandy toes, summeris well on its way! Join us in constructing art about the beachand its sandy creatures, too.

5-7 year olds, Jamie Bond, $45

Art in Our Backyard

Inspired by the animals and nature we see around us we'll draw,paint, collage and sculpt. We'll also explore aluminum tooling.

7-8 year olds, Heike Ehlers, $45

The Art of Sculpture

Design and create clay animals, masks and super-heroes,using lots of mixed media.

7-8 year olds, Jennifer Lanphere, $45

Painters' Studio

Learn watercolor, tempera and acrylic paint techniques. Our subject matter will be landscapes, portraits, still lifes and creative abstracts.

9-12 year olds, Jennifer Lanphere, $45

Oriental Kites

Draw and paint a variety of kites, including a Japanese fishkite using paper and fabric.

9-12 year olds, Jan Eberlein-Johnson, $45

Who's who at Kaleidoscope

Corrine Smith, Co-Director is an adjunct assistant professor of art at Augustana. She has a B.F.A. from Southern Illinois University and an M.F.A. from the University of Kentucky and exhibits her work internationally.

Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, Co-Director and Chair of the Art Department, is chair of the art department at Augustana. She has taught at Augustana since 1982, when she started Kaleidoscope. With a B.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology and an M.F.A. from Arizona State University, she exhibits her work internationally.

Julie Schneider has been academic secretary for the Department of Art since August of 2013.

Jamie Bond has a B.A. in elementary education with an endorsement in art from Augustana. Currently she is teaching kindergarten through eighth grade art in the Davenport Community School District.


Linda Burau has a B.A. in art education from the College of St. Teresa and has taught art at the elementary through high school levels.

Heike Ehlers has a B.A. from Augustana College and an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois-Urbana. She has taught at the elementary through high school levels.

Jennifer Lanphere has a B.A. in art education from the University of Iowa. She taught elementary art in the Davenport school system for over 30 years.

Nicole Walsh received her B.A. in Art Education from Augustana College. She teaches elementary art in the Geneseo School district and creates art by making new things from old objects.