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Dear Kaleidoscope Families,

Most “live” summer activities at Augustana have been cancelled due to COVID-19.  We are very sad to cancel Kaleidoscope, but with the large numbers of children who attend in the summer session we feel it is the responsible and healthy path for us to take.

We certainly plan to offer classes starting in the fall, and hope to see you all then!

Stay well!

Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, Co-Director
Corrine Smith, Co-Director

For more information, call 309-794-7729.

Who's who at Kaleidoscope

Co-director Corrine Smith 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.

Co-director Rowen Schussheim-Anderson 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 Art Department.

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.

Catherine Gehrmann received her B.A. in Biochemistry from Augustana College. She has worked in the arts with children of all ages.

Jenna Happel has worked as an educator with children for many years throughout the Quad Cities. She teaches young people to create art for therapeutic resources.

Jennifer Lanphere received her B.A. from University of Iowa. She taught for 30 years in the Davenport school system. 

Chris Sederstrom has a B.A. from Marycrest and an M.A. from Xavier University. She has taught art for 35 years and is also active at the Figge Art Museum.

Cate Strahl has a B.A. in elementary education from Augustana College. She has worked with students of all ages, and was an assistant at Kaleidoscope before joining the faculty.