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Summer sessions for 2023

• Session I classes are June 5-9.

• Session II classes are June 12-16.

• Session II classes are June 19-23.

Classes are held at the Augustana Art Studio Building, 610 35th St., Rock Island, Ill., 61201. (Map

Materials are included in the class fee. There will be activities and supervision during the break between classes. Please have children dress appropriately for art classes that can get messy!

Pre-registration is required online or by mail.

Register for Kaleidoscope: Summer 2023

Your online registration or mail-in form and check reserve your space. You will not receive a letter of confirmation. For more information or brochures, call 309-794-7729.

Session I: June 5-9

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Creativity Kingdom

Jump into a world where anything is possible!  We will be inspired by fairy tales and also tap into our own imaginations to create art.  We will work with and learn about a wide variety of materials such as paint, pastels and clay to create our masterpieces.
4-6-year-olds | Leana Carter and Laura Carter | $50

Insectoids From Space

What kinds of bugs live on other planets?  Create your own visions with all kinds of colors, textures and materials.
7-10-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $50

11 a.m.-noon

Underwater ART-venture

Plunge into an ocean of creativity using art to explore fish and other fascinating creatures of the sea.  Young artists will discover techniques to make 3-D and 2-D art projects in this underwater ART-venture.  
4-6-year-olds | Leana Carter and Laura Carter | $50

Cardboard Exploration

Using a material that we all have around, cardboard, we will create 3-dimensional art in many forms. 
7-10-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $50

Session II: June 12-16

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Jurassic Arts

Draw, paint and make art about our favorite prehistoric creatures.  Young artists will learn about line, color, shape and form while creating projects about dinosaurs and more!
4-6-year-olds | Leana Carter and Laura Carter | $50

Holiday Stories from Around the World

Put some chill on the hot weather by exploring the traditional wintery tales from around the world, and create art to retell those stories.  We will use mixed media.
10-15-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $50

11 a.m.-noon

Paint Party

Spend a week mixing, splattering, experimenting and creating with paint.  Young artists will explore different types of paint and tools while looking at painters from Jackson Pollack to Claude Monet and Alma Thomas.
4-6-year-olds | Leana Carter and Laura Carter | $50

Wintery Critters

Take a magical journey to the frozen forest to create some of winter’s creatures in the heat of the summer. We will create 3-dimensional art using a multitude of materials.
7-9-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $50

Mythological Animal Drawing

Focus on drawing skills and creative new use of watercolor media.
10-13-year-olds | Heike Ehlers | $50

Session III: June 19-23

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Ice cream for ART!

Young artists will take a look at Pop Art, an art movement inspired by ice cream and comic books. While discovering this fun and colorful art movement, students will make projects inspired by artists such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg using techniques from printmaking to sculpting.
4-6-year-olds | Leana Carter | $50

Colors and shapes of Summer

Create summer scenes as we learn about color theory and practice chalk and oil pastel drawing.
7-9-year-olds | Heike Ehlers | $50

Mythical Monsters

Let’s take a look at all sorts of odd creatures from the world of mythology and then use art to bring them to life.
10-13-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $50

11 a.m.-noon

Colors, Creatures and Sunshine

Young artists will learn about the art of Mexico, a place full of color and magic.  Look at alebrijes, sculptures of fantastical creatures, and great artists like Frida Kahlo while we draw, paint and sculpt!
4-6-year-olds | Leana Carter and Laura Carter | $50

Sunshine and Daisies

Summer flowers and happy buzzing friends will help us make fun summery creations to brighten your day.
7-10-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $50

Who's who at Kaleidoscope

Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, co-director, 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 widely.

Megan Quinn, co-director, has taught at Augustana since 1980. She has been a visiting artist and an advocate for public arts programming. With a B.S. from University of Maryland and an M.FA University of Notre Dame, she exhibits her works widely. 

Julie Schneider is the registrar for Kaleidoscope and the secretary of the Art Department.

Laura Carter has a B.A. in Art Education from Augustana College. She has been an art educator in the Davenport Community Schools for the past 20 years.

Leana Carter has a B.A. in English and Art from the University of Iowa and a teaching degree from Humboldt State University. She has taught art in California, Mexico and the Davenport Community Schools.

Seth Chappell is a premier puppet creator and artist. He specializes in designing original custom puppets for a variety of mediums, including stage and video.

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.