Through experiential education in music, visual arts, movement, drama, and nature studies, Kaleidoscope provides children ages 6 – 10 with new and creative ways to understand the world and express themselves.

Fusing learning and fun, this one week program educates as it inspires, with a dynamic team of professional, teaching artists and environmental educators. Participants share their work with family and friends in an “open studio” presentation at the program’s conclusion. Kaleidoscope is coordinated by TAPIT/new works, a Madison-based, non-profit, professional arts organization founded in 1985 by Donna Peckett and Danielle Dresden.

Program Activities

Each morning, participants enjoy:

      • Hands-on nature studies in the neighborhood.
      • Field trips to Olbrich Gardens and the surrounding natural landscape of Schenk’s Corners.
      • Guest speakers exploring ecosystems, wildlife, and protecting the environment.

Each afternoon, participants enjoy:

      • Visual arts with Amy Cavi, artist and art educator with a background in teaching people of all ages and abilities.
      • Movement and Drama with Donna Peckett, a Kennedy Center-trained teaching artist, award-winning choreographer, and professional performer.
      • Music with Julie Mazer, music educator, whose work fosters discovery and development of music appreciation, knowledge, and practice.


A limited number of scholarships are available from the Neil Allen Peckett Memorial Fund of TAPIT/new works. Contact 608.244.2938 or for more information.


Register EARLY space is limited!
Payments by credit card, check, or cash are accepted. Visit or call 608.244.2938 for information.

Dates: One week, Monday through Friday. June 24 – 28, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

TAPIT/new works
1957 Winnebago Street, 53704 at Schenk’s Corners, Madison’s east side.

One 5-day week: $325