Kaleidoscope Fall ARTivities for Children October 8 - December 10, 2011

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Augustana College has been offering creative art classes for children for more than 60 years. Classes are offered all year to ages 4-12, although in summer, children can attend a week at a time instead of a series of Saturdays. Kaleidoscope is directed by Augustana College professor of art Rowen Schussheim-Anderson. Some 15 professional artists, art historians and art educators teach the classes.

Classes are held at the Augustana Art Studio, 610 35th St., Rock Island.

Pre-registration is required. Payment must accompany registration form. Please make checks payable to Augustana Kaleidoscope. Mail or bring checks to 610 35th St. Rock Island, Ill., 61201.

For more information or printed brochures, call (309) 794-7747.

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

Materials are included in all class and workshop fees. If you are unable to attend the class, you will receive a refund (minus a $3 handling fee) if notification precedes the first class session. There will be supervision between classes. Please have your children dress appropriately for art classes -- we can get messy!

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Spin the Color Wheel

Learn about colors and shape as we create in paper. paint, and more.  Make a color wheel and colorific 3-dimensonal animals.

4-5 year olds | Julianna Munden | $28

Cars Too

Get on the fast track with us as we paint cars that move. Design a speedway and papier-mâché a micro bus.

6-8 year olds | Linda Burau | $28

Elements of Earth, Water and Fire

Learn drawing techniques in this multi-media session. We also will create a painting and a collage. Learn how to draw fire and wind in this creative class.

9-14 year olds | Heike Ehlers | $28

11 a.m.-noon

Trick, Treat or Treasure

Make one-of-a-kind fall treasures, including

your own Halloween bag, a mask and more,

as we paint and work in 3D.

4-6 year olds | Julianna Munden | $28

It's a Jungle Out There!

Work with papier-mâché, fabrics and more as we make some WILD animals.

7-8 year olds | Linda Burau | $28

Pet Portraits

Draw your favorite pets and animals in this class. Learn portrait drawing skills as we create in chalk pastel, colored pencil, and pen and ink.

9-12 year olds | Heike Ehlers | $28

CLASSES (November 12 & 19)

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Rain Forest Red, Yellow and Blue

We'll build, collage and paint creatures, birds, bugs and butterflies inspired by the rain forest!

4-6 year olds | Jennifer Lanphere | $18

Aluminum Tooling

Using the shapes of autumn, we will create

several hanging pieces. Learn new skills in this multi-media course.

7 year olds to adults | Heike Ehlers | $18

11 a.m.-noon

Global Celebration

Learn how different cultures celebrate special days as we explore paint, collage and more. Make a turkey and other art projects with fall holidays in mind.

4-6 year olds | Ingrid Bogdanowicz  | $18


Create fall art with a look at Native American and autumn themes. Use paints and feathers to make a dream catcher, a buffalo skin drawing and other fun creations.

7-8 year olds | Jennifer Lanphere | $18

Wire Trees

Explore a new material...create a tree sculpture working in wire. We'll be inspired by nature

and autumn.

9-12 year olds | Heike Ehlers | $18


October 15


Scarecrow Workshop

Create scarecrows large and small for indoors and out. We'll stitch and construct using a variety of materials.

6 year olds to adults | Linda Burau and Corrine Smith | $14

October 22


Halloween Workshop

Make a bunch of ghoulish ghosts to hang in

your trees. Make pumpkins, masks and creepy stuff, too!

4-6 year olds | Corrine Smith | $14

7-8 year olds | Linda Burau | $14

9-12 year olds | Heike Ehlers | $14