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February 2021

Kaleidoscope is offering its first online at-home art classes in March and April. After you register, you will receive a Zoom link to the class. These classes are intended for children ages 5-8. Class size will be capped at 15.

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2-D Animal Art: Playing with Patterns

Lions, tigers, giraffes, oh my! Jump into the wild world of animals and play with supplies you have at home.

In this two-session online course we will draw a picture of an animal and then create patterns with various scraps of color and collage.  

Saturdays: 9:30-10:15 a.m., March 20 and March 27  

Cost is $5. The instructor will be Kara Fedje.

What you need to supply:

Paper scraps (magazines, etc)
Markers or crayons
Newspaper or tablecloth to cover your table

3-D Animal Art: Repurposed Sculptures

Do you have pesky plastic containers lying around that you have always wanted to turn into something bigger, better, bolder? What if you imagined a jar to be a fish, pig, or elephant?

In this two-session online course, we will create a new creature with things found at home. Join us as we make repurposed papier-maché animal sculptures!  

Saturdays: 9:30-10:15 a.m., April 10 and April 17  

Cost is $5. The instructor will be Kara Fedje.

What you will need to supply: 

An empty milk gallon jug or two small containers
Five toilet paper tubes or paper towel tubes or paper taped into tubes
Newspaper, paper towel, tissue paper or copy paper cut into strips
Masking tape
50% glue and 50% water mixture in a pan
Newspaper or table cloth to keep your table clean

Kara Fedje, an artist and museum educator, 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. 

For more information, call 309-794-7729.

Who's who at Kaleidoscope

Co-director Corrine Smith is an adjunct assistant professor of art at Augustana. She has a B.F.A. from Southern Illinois University and an M.F.A. from the University of Kentucky and exhibits her work internationally.

Co-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.

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.

Catherine Gehrmann received her B.A. in Biochemistry from Augustana College. She has worked in the arts with children of all ages.

Jenna Happel has worked as an educator with children for many years throughout the Quad Cities. She teaches young people to create art for therapeutic resources.

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

Cate Strahl has a B.A. in elementary education from Augustana College. She has worked with students of all ages, and was an assistant at Kaleidoscope before joining the faculty.