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Kaleidoscope ARTivities for Children

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July 7-25, 2014

Augustana 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 35th St., Rock Island. (Map)

Pre-registration is required. Payment must accompany registration form. Please make checks payable to Augustana Kaleidoscope. Mail or bring checks to 610 35th St. Rock Island, Ill., 61201.

Interested parties should fill out a registration form. For more information or printed brochures, call (309) 794-7729.

Mail-in form and check to reserve a space. There will not be a letter of confirmation.

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.

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.