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Kaleidoscope ARTivities for Children

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Summer 2015

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. Summer online registration has closed.

Checks made payable to Augustana Kaleidoscope may be mailed or delivered in person to 610 35th St. Rock Island, Ill., 61201.

For more information or printed brochures, call 309-794-7729.

Materials are included in all class and workshop fees. Unattended classes will result in a refund (minus a $3 handling fee for paper registration/$1 for online) 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.

Session I: July 6-10

9:30-10:30 a.m.

11 a.m.-noon

Spin the Color Wheel
We will learn about colors as we create watercolor paintings, finger paintings, small animal sculptures and more. Colorful creations all around!

4-6 year olds, Heike Ehlers, $45

Dr. Seuss
Join us to discover the stories and things in the creative world of Dr. Seuss. We will construct with recycled materials, draw, paint and collage.

4-6 year olds, Addie Corby-Winn, $45

Multicultural Art
Join us to create art, crafts and symbolic imagery from around the world. We’ll work two- and threedimensionally with a wide variety of materials.

7-8 year olds, Addie Corby-Winn, $45

SumMore Art!
From animals to abstracts, we will create in paint, fiber and clay. We’ll make animal environments, too.

7-9 year olds, Jennifer Lanphere, $45

Basket Making
Learn the basic basketry skills and weaving techniques to make a round fruit basket using natural reed with accent colors. Please bring an old towel to work on in class.

9-12 year olds, Deb Steffen, $45

Bright Days of Summer
Learn techniques in drawing, painting and crafting. Color will be our focus as we create pop art posters and look at modern artists for our inspiration.

9-12 year olds, Heike Ehlers, $45

Session II: July 13-17

9:30-10:30 a.m.

11 a.m.-noon

Sample the arts as we explore shape, pattern and texture. We will draw, paint, collage and construct.

4-6 year olds, staff, $45

It’s a Jungle out there!
We’ll collage, paint and sculpt birds, frogs and animals as we discover the wonders of the rainforest.

4-6 year olds, staff, $45

Pet Portraits
Draw a portrait of your pet and create a clay sculpture, too. Enjoy colorful tooling and other media as we create our favorite four-legged friends.

7-8 year olds, Heike Ehlers, $45

Exploring Design
We’ll paint with compasses, create patterns with protractors and investigate symmetry as we work with a variety of materials.

7-8 year olds, Jennifer Heckenkamp, $45

Tessellation Patterns
Discover the fascinating art of tessellations. We’ll make unique patterns and create collages with paper and mixed media.

9-12 year olds, Jennifer Heckenkamp, $45

Animal Portraits
Learn techniques working with pastels and watercolors. We’ll create some of our favorite animals as we work two- and three-dimensionally.

7-8 year olds, Heike Ehlers, $45

Session III: July 20-24

9:30 a.m.-10:30 am.

11 a.m.-noon

Beat the Heat
Create lots of “hot” art with summer as our inspiration. We’ll paint, print, construct and work with colored sand.

4-6 year olds, Corrine Smith, $45

Animal Lovers
We’ll draw, paint and construct the wonderful world of animals. Discover color, pattern, shape and texture.

4-6 year olds, Corrine Smith, $45

Minions! (Class is full)
Join us to create a clutch of Minions all different sizes. From ballerinas to Vikings, you’ll create your own attire for each. Lots of three-dimensional construction working with a wide variety of materials.

7-8 year olds, Chuck Knudsen, $45

Signs of Summer
We’ll work with watercolors, air-dry clay, driftwood, rocks, and other natural materials in this multi-media class.

7-8 year olds, Heike Ehlers, $45

Mythical Animal Drawing
Learn to draw fantasy animals. Explore shading techniques using color pencils, pen and ink and watercolors. You’ll receive a sketchbook to take home.

9-12 year olds, Heike Ehlers, $45

Float your own Boat!
Draw, design and create your own boat that floats! A wide variety of materials will be used—a perfect class for young engineers.

9-12 year olds, Chuck Knudsen, $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, 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 is the registrar for Kaleidoscope and the secretary of the Augustana art department.

Addie Corby-Winn has a B.A. in fine art and art education from St. Ambrose University and has taught at Muscatine High School. She currently teaches at Rock Island High School and exhibits her work locally.

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

Jennifer Heckenkamp has a B.A. from Augustana College. She has been teaching in the Moline School District for nine years.

Chuck Knudsen has been an artist and art educator for more than 35 years. He exhibits his work internationally.

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

Deb Steffen has a B.A. from Western Illinois University and an M.S. in education from Drake University. She teaches at Camanche High School.