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The Augustana College Department of Art will offer Kaleidoscope classes in three sessions this summer: June 21-25, June 28-July 2, and July 5-9.

Classes are held at the Augustana Art Studio Building, 610 35th St., Rock Island, Ill., 61201. (Map

The fee is $50 per class. Materials are included. 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

Payment may be submitted by mailing checks to Kaleidoscope, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, Ill., 61201-2296 or by visiting campus at the Art Studio Building, Augustana College, 610 35th St.

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

If you are unable to attend the class, you will receive a refund (minus a $5 handling fee) if notification precedes the first class session. You must call 309-794-7729 to receive a refund.


9:30–10:30 a.m.

Celebrate Summer!

Join us to create our own version of summer favorites. Bubble art, summer fruits, pool toys, and sunshine fun! A wide variety of materials will be used.
4-6 year-olds | Kara Fedje | $50

Animals of Summer: Drawing and Painting

Enjoy learning basic drawing and painting techniques as we make our favorite animals from near and far. We’ll also make a small sculpture using clay and found objects.
7-9 year-olds | Heike Ehlers | $50


What does an alien from Venus look like? What about Mars? Explore planets and create three-dimensional constructions of creatures that might call that planet home. A wide variety of materials will be used.
9-12 year-olds | Seth Chappell | $50

11 a.m.–noon

Beautiful Bugs!

Create a variety of crawly critters with paint, clay, collage and upcycled materials. We’ll work two-and three-dimensionally to create bugs with style!
4-6 year olds | Kara Fedje | $50

Greatest Class on Earth!

Ladies and Gentlemen! Join us under the big top for a fun filled circus fueled fandango! Whether you are a ringmaster, a clown or strong person, there will definitely be no lion around.
7-9 year olds | Seth Chappell | $50

Shapes of Summer: Line Design

Explore drawing and shading techniques, working with pencil, pen, and markers. Create line designs, landscapes and more in this multi-media design class.
9-12-year-olds | Heike Ehlers | $50


9:30–10:30 a.m.

Things that Fly

Join us to make a fun and fanciful butterfly mobile, three-dimensional sculpture, a kite and more! We’ll work with a variety of media and techniques.
4-6-year-olds | Kara Fedje | $50

Gotta Catch’em All: Pokemon Drawing

Discover drawing and painting techniques as we create our favorite Pokemon characters. Practice shading and three-dimensional effects as we create old and new character from this anime art.
7-9-year-olds | Heike Ehlers | $50

11 a.m.–noon

Nature Explorers

We’ll take a close look at nature and discover exciting designs, patterns and colors as we draw, paint and collage with a variety of materials.
4-6-year-olds | Kara Fedje | $50

North Pole in July

Elves on the beach! Reindeers in the sun! Summertime snow! Join us for a week of winter creating in the heat of summer. Lots of constructing and collage.
7-9-year-olds | Seth Chappell | $50

Drawing from Land to Sea

Learn new skills in landscape drawing as we create chalk and oil pastel drawings of our favorite local and regional summer scenes. Create a watercolor mixed media painting too!
9-12-year-olds | Heike Ehlers | $50


9:30–10:30 a.m.


Create your own zoo as we draw, paint, collage and construct in this multi-media class. We’ll make animals wild and tame of all shapes and sizes!
4-6-year-olds | Kara Fedje | $50

The Wonders of Sky and Sea

Construct three-dimensional birds and sea life out of clay. Build habitats, bird houses and aquariums. We will als draw sea life and winged creatures in foil!
7-9-year-olds | Jennifer Lanphere | $50

Multimedia Studio

Can’t decide what art form you like best? This is the class for you! We’ll create two- and three-dimensionally as we construct, collage, paint and draw, working from representational and abstract imagery.
9-12-year-olds | Chris Sederstrom | $50

11 a.m.–noon

Trucks, Cars, Trains and Planes!

Ways of transportation will be our theme as we create our own designs. We’ll work with a variety of materials, two- and three-dimensionally.
4-6-year-olds | Kara Fedje | $50

Mixed Media Workshop

Explore a variety of art and upcycled materials as we assemble, paint, collage, and draw from a variety of subject matter.
7-9-year-olds | Chris Sedersrtom | $50

The Art of Watercolor Painting

Join us as we discover the T.B.C’s of painting with watercolors! T=techniques we will apply in paintings; B=brushstrokes — several different ones; C=color — build a palette, using the primary, secondary and intermediate colors to create. We will paint from a nature study, still life, landscape and an abstraction.
9-12-year-olds | Jennifer Lanphere | $50

Who's who at Kaleidoscope

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.

Kara Fedje, summer coordinator, is an artist and museum educator who has worked at the Illinois State
Museum, Des Moines Art Center, Putnam Museum and the Family Museum. She has an extensive
teaching background serving diverse audiences of all ages.

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.

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