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Fall sessions for 2022

Kaleidoscope will offer two Saturday workshops this fall, and two four-week sessions of Saturday morning classes.

Classes have expanded to include older and younger students. We've added classes for 3-year-olds and ages 12-15 for the first time.

• Workshops are 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and Dec. 3.

• Session I classes are Oct. 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5.

• Session II classes are Nov 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10 (skipping Thanksgiving weekend).

Two classes are offered in each session: One from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and another from 11 a.m.-noon. Children who take both classes will have supervision between classes.

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

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.

Saturday workshops

Saturday workshops are for ages 4-15. Workshops run from 1-2:30 p.m. The fee is $15.

Oct. 29: Happy Halloween!

Join us for some ghost busting fun! We’ll make “spooktacular” art, working with a variety of materials. 
4-6-year-olds | Leana Carter
7-9-year-olds | Cate Strahl
10-15-year-olds | Seth Chappell

Dec. 3: Cards and Treasures!

Create holiday treasures at this workshop. We’ll also collage cards and make beautiful decorations.
4-6-year-olds | Leana Carter
7-9-year-olds | Brian Nickell
10-15-year-olds | Seth Chappell

SESSION I: Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

The fee for each class is $48.

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Artstart (class is closed)

This beginning class is designed to enhance and encourage the curious mind. Experiment with a variety of art materials. Learn about shapes, patterns, and lines! Make Van Gogh sunflowers and Monet water lilies.
3-4-year-olds | Brian Nickell

Fall Festivals

Make art from around the world as we explore fall festivals. We will use paint and clay to create art from places such as Mexico, India, China and the United States.
5-6-year-olds | Leana Carter

Four-Legged Friends 

We will focus on drawing favorite animals we see in the fall. We will create landscapes and each of us will embellish a small gourd. 
7-9-year-olds | Heike Ehlers

Master of Disguise

Who will you be for Halloween? We will use basic cosplay materials and techniques to create one-of-a-kind, wearable masks. 
10-15-year-olds | Seth Chappell

11 a.m.–noon

Young at Art 

This beginning class is designed to enhance and encourage the curious mind. Explore color, shape, and texture and learn about famous artists too! Spin the color wheel! Learn about and make a variety of animals with a compositional background. Experiment with many different art materials. 
3-4-year-olds | Brian Nickell

Fun on the Farm

Look at artists such as Grant Wood and Grandma Moses as we explore art on the farm. We will use different techniques to make animals and other farm themed art!
5-6-year-olds | Leana Carter

The Colors of Autumn

Pumpkin spice and everything nice! Welcome the season by creating autumnal art. Celebrate all the colors of the changing leaves.
7-9-year-olds | Seth Chappell

Trees and Rivers

Learn basic drawing skills and new techniques in chalk, pastel and pencil. We will draw upon nature as an inspiration.
10-15-year-olds | Heike Ehlers

SESSION II: Nov 12, 19, Dec 3, 10

The fee for each class is $48. 

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Jungle Adventures

Explore the jungle with art! Learn about texture and color in a place that is full of plants and animals! Create art using chalk, pastels, paint and more!
5-6-year-olds | Leana Carter

Calendar Celebrations

November celebrates more than just Turkey Day. We’ll look at the calendar and create fun art based on four different “holidays.”
7-9-year-olds | Seth Chappell

Drawing Sunsets

Learn chalk and oil pastel techniques as we sketch fall landscapes.  Learn how to draw with ebony and graphite pencils, also.  
10-15-year-olds | Heike Ehlers

11 a.m.-noon

Art Time

In this beginning class, designed to enhance and encourage the curious mind, we will learn about art materials. We will explore beginning art basics and primary and secondary colors. Make a bridge and other architectural structures. 
3-4-year-olds | Brian Nickell

Space Explorers

Create out-of-this-world art using paper, paint and clay. Young artists will use multiple art techniques while exploring space and all its boundless inspiration.  
5-6-year-olds | Leana Carter

Frost on Pumpkins

Create drawings using our favorite shapes in autumn. Look at gourds, pumpkins, and more. We will also make some small sculptures.
7-9-year-olds | Heike Ehlers

Horns and Antlers

Let’s take a look at animals with fantastic horns and antlers! Using all kinds of objects and art forms, we’ll create amazing animals and celebrate their natural headwear.
10-15-year-olds | Seth Chappell

Who's who at Kaleidoscope

Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, director, professor in the Augustana Art Department, has taught here 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.

Brian Nickell has a B.A. from the University of Iowa and a masters in education from St Xavier, Chicago. Of the 36 years he has taught, 24 have been 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 is currently teaching elementary school.

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.