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Kaleidoscope adds classes for younger and older students

Now in its 41st year, Kaleidoscope at Augustana's art classes for children is expanding this fall to offer classes for 3-year-olds and 12- to 15-year-olds.

Children will create masterpieces in the style of “Art on the Farm” and works featuring their favorite four-legged friends. Those are just a few of the options awaiting children who sign up for the “ARTivities” offered during Kaleidoscope’s fall sessions.

Kaleidoscope offers two four-week sessions: Session I begins Oct. 15 and Session II begins Nov. 12. Additionally, children can sign up for two workshop sessions, held from 1-2:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 and Dec. 3. All classes are held at the Augustana Art Building, 610 35th St., Rock Island.

Kaleidoscope classes are taught by Augustana College studio art faculty and community artists. Classes classes feature various art forms, including drawing, painting, clay construction, beadwork and calligraphy.

Kaleidoscope launched at Augustana in 1982 when Professor Rowen Schussheim-Anderson joined the faculty of Augustana College’s art department.

"It is exciting to be able to continue offering quality, affordable art programming for area youth,” she said. “The buzz on Saturday mornings is palpable when families come to create art."

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