Kaleidoscope Art Enrichment Program Begins

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Children and Families invited to join Kaleidoscope for Autumn ARTivities at Augustana College

Kaleidoscope, Augustana’s art enrichment program for area youth, begins its three-week fall season, Autumn ARTivities, on Saturday, October 8. Classes include Spin the Color Wheel, and Trick, Treat, or Treasure for children ages 4-5; Cars Too and It’s a jungle out there! for ages 6-8; and Pet Portraits and Elements of Earth, Water, and Fire for older children.

Kaleidoscope also offers two upcoming festive workshops. On October 15 from 1-2:30 p.m., a Scarecrow Workshop provides a great opportunity for children ages 6 and up and their parents to participate in creating scarecrows large and small for indoors and out. Participants will stitch and construct using a variety of materials. On October 22 from 1-2:30 p.m. Kaleidoscope will sponsor a Halloween Workshop, in which children ages four through twelve can create a variety of ghoulish ghosts, pumpkins, masks and other scary Halloween treats.

The Kaleidoscope faculty includes practicing artists and art educators from the Quad Cities area with advanced training in art. Several faculty members teach in area schools and most have taught in the Kaleidoscope program for several years. Directors Rowen Schussheim-Anderson and Corrine Smith teach in the art department at Augustana College.

Autumn ARTivities continues with a second session in November. More information on the program can be found at www.augustana.edu/kaleidoscope. For questions or to register please call (309) 794-7747.