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Children, families invited to create art for the season

October  04, 2011

Kaleidoscope masterpiece
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 festive workshops. On October 15 from 1-2:30 p.m., the 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 12 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 For questions or to register, please call (309) 794-7747.

Media inquiries may be directed to Andrew Walter, events & outreach manager, at (309) 230-9879.

Sam Schlouch
Senior Communication Director
(309) 794-7833