About Kaleidoscope School of Art
Fun fact: Mr Doug has been teaching at Kaleidoscope since 1987! Major in Art & Design at Southern Illinois University with a final BA in Interpersonal Communications from Trinity International University.
Fun fact: Laura has been teaching at Kaleidoscope since before the year 2000! She also teaches preschool in the community.
Fun fact: Carla has the gift of encouragement and loves to hear a person’s story. Carla has a Bachelor of Science and post graduate work from Louisiana Tech University in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Fun fact: Megan was born in Hawaii Fine Art degree- Art Institute of Chicago
Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in oil painting at the American Academy of Art
"Enriching Lives Through Visual Arts"
Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization situated in downtown Barrington. Founded in 1986, and redefined in 2014 as a non-for-profit, Kaleidoscope offers quality art instruction to Barrington and the surrounding communities. Classes are available throughout the year to students of all ages, preschool through seniors. Our warm and welcoming atmosphere fosters student growth in a variety of ways and embodies the message that "Art is for Everyone".
As our mission to reach out in our community unfolds, Kaleidoscope will partner with local organizations to bring art to everyone. Art has the power to guide self-expression and build a sense of self. It is our hope that through our new community Art-Reach programs, we are able to use our talents as artists and teachers to address larger needs in the community.
Annmarie joined the team in January 2020, bringing a wealth of non-for-profit experience. As the former President of BJWC and Board Member of Barrington Giving Day, Annmarie is an active leader in the community. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University, and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from The George Washington University.