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Fall sessions for 2023

• Session I classes are Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

• Session II classes are Nov. 4, 11, 18 and Dec. 2.

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: Fall 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 II: Spin the Color Wheel

Nov. 4, 11, 18 and Dec. 2 (skipping Thanksgiving weekend)

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Surprise Surprise Surprise
Explore cutting, gluing and folding paper to create a variety of fun and inviting projects.
3-4-year-olds | Brian Nickell | $50

Farm Time Fun
Young artists will use paint, clay and oil pastels to create art about farm life. We will look at the work of famous artists to inspire us on our farm journey!
5-6-year-olds | Leana Carter and Laura Carter | $50

Technicolor Critters
Did you know that some animals can change color!?  We will explore some of these fascinating creatures and recreate them in creative ways with tempera and acrylic.  We will also work in mixed media.
7-9-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $50

Colors of Fall Landscape Design 
Learn new techniques in chalk pastel and colored pencil.  Receive a small sketchpad to keep. 
10-13-year-olds | Heike Ehlers | $50

11 a.m.-noon

Cartooning for Pre-K 
Learn to draw using basic shapes as the foundation. Create a variety of characters…people, animals, super heroes, and villains!
3-4-year-olds | Brian Nickell | $50

Imagine That!
Take a look at your recyclables in a new way! We will use our imaginations to create new art out of materials like newspapers, cereal boxes, paper tubes and more!   
5-6-year-olds | Leana Carter and Laura Carter| $50

Thankful for Colors!  
Draw your favorite animals using color study.  Blend all the colors to make browns.  We will use colored pencils and oil pastels. We will also make one small sculpture.
7-9-year-olds | Heike Ehlers | $50

What Color is your House?
Do you slither in?  Or walk through a gryphon door?  Does a camp fire make you hufflepuff?  Are you afraid of a raven’s claw?  Mixed media surprises lurk around every corner.
10-15-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $50


Holiday Cardmaking and Giftmaking Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.

Join us to make holiday and winter solstice creations.
4-5-year-olds | Leana Carter and Laura Carter | $15
6-7-year-olds | Brian Nickell | $15
8-10-year-olds | Cate Strahl | $15
11-15-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $15

Who's who at Kaleidoscope

Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, co-director, taught at Augustana since 1982, and she started Kaleidoscope the same year. With a B.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology and 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 the University of Maryland and M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame, she exhibits her works widely.

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

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 M.F.A. from the University of Illinois-Urbana. She has taught at elementary through high school levels.

Brian Nickell has a B.A. from the University of Iowa and Masters in Education from St. Xavier, Chicago. Of the 36 years he taught, 24 were at Madison Elementary in Davenport.

Cate Strahl has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Augustana College. She has worked with students of all ages and has taught elementary school.

This begins our 42nd year of Kaleidoscope!