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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope offer classes and workshops for ages 4 through adult.

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!

All children, staff, and teachers will be required to wear masks at all times. We will practice social distancing in all classes.

Pre-registration is required online or by mail. For more information or brochures, call 309-794-7729.

Register for Kaleidoscope

Your online registration or mail-in form and check reserve your space. You will not receive a letter of confirmation.

Heart Art

1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5

Warm the hearts of family and friends with one-of-a-kind handmade Valentines. We will explore a variety of materials. Fee is $14.

4-6-year-olds: Leana Carter

7-8-year-olds: Cate Strahl

9-12-year-olds: Seth Chappell

Session I: March 5, 12, 19, 26

9:30-10:30 a.m.

A Very Hungry Caterpillar

Explore the books and art of Eric Carle through hands-on art projects. We will hear stories and make our own characters and animals using paint and collage techniques!
4-6-year-olds | Leana Carter | $46

The Final Frontier

Let’s explore the universe! We will create two and three-dimensional art from all kinds of household items!
7-8-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $46

Pastel Studio

Learn to work with oil and chalk pastels. Compose landscapes, portraits and other genres.
9-12-year-olds | Cate Strahl | $46

11 a.m.-noon

Space Explorers

Take a trip to space through art! We will make straw rockets and create our own universes while exploring in tempera paint, clay and chalk pastels!
4-6-year-olds | Leana Carter | $46

Pokemon Drawing

Using a variety of media, we will learn how to draw. We will draw Pokemon and other characters.
7-8-year-olds | Heike Ehlers | $46

Leprechauns and Woodland Folk

What’s behind that tree?  Who’s under that rock?  We will create mixed media art based on mystical and mythical creatures from folklore.
9-12-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $46

Session II: April 2, 9, 16, 23

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Color Party

Look at artists who loved colors like Alma Thomas and Mark Rothko. Be a color scientist by mixing and exploring the beautiful world of colors! Explore different art materials such as watercolors and oil pastels to create colorful masterpieces.
4-6-year-olds | Leana Carter | $46

Animals in our Backyard

We will draw our favorite animals that live nearby. We’ll explore a wide variety of drawing media.
7-8-year-olds | Heike Ehlers | $46

Buggies, Buggies, Buggies

Insects, arachnids and all sorts of creepy crawlers come out for springtime fun.  Let’s make our own mixed media creations to share our love of bugs. 
9-12-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $46

11 a.m.-noon

Art is Everywhere!

Check out artists like El Anatsui who makes art with recycled materials. Learn how art can be discovered in very surprising places. Use found objects to make sculptures and other art works.
4-6-year-olds | Leana Carter | $46

Under the Sea

All kinds of fun awaits beneath the waves as we take a dive and explore the ocean. Create using mixed media.
7-8-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $46

Focus on Pokemon

Explore a variety of media as we draw Pokemon and other fun characters.
9-12-year-olds | Heike Ehlers | $46

Who's who at Kaleidoscope

Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, 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 internationally.

Julie Schneider is the registrar for Kaleidoscope and the secretary of the artdepartment.

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.

Cate Strahl has a B.A. in elementary education from Augustana College. She has worked with students of all ages and currently is a fourth-grade teacher in the Bettendorf School District.