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Summer Youth Theatre New Class! Costuming Basics

Join us behind the scenes of Summer Youth Theatre in this costuming class designed for 5th-12th graders. From the basics of sewing a button to the excitement of backstage buzz, join our SYT team to help create costumes for our summer shows!   Guided by industry professionals, students will learn the basics of costume design … Continued


Winter-Spring Makeup Classes

The School of Dance has a few make up classes to host before our Winter-Spring semester wraps up. Check back here for more information on class make up dates, listed in early May!  


June 1: Deadline to Register for the Lawrence Dance Intensives!

A collaboration between the Lawrence Arts Center and the University of Kansas Department of Theatre and Dance, this two-week ballet intensive provides dancers with world-class instruction by accomplished faculty, guest artists, and choreographers in the KU dance studios. Full Intensive: Mon-Fri, June 4-15, 9AM-4PM, 2 wks Deadline to register: June 1 Tuition: $625 / Course … Continued


Last Week of Winter-Spring Classes

FINAL WEEK OF WINTER-SPRING CLASSES A friendly reminder that the final week of Winter-Spring dance classes is May 11-17. Our Winter-Spring semester culminates in our End of Year Showcase on May 18-19 on the Main Stage Theater at the Lawrence Arts Center. DRESS REHEARSALS FOR END OF YEAR SHOWCASES Dress rehearsals occur during class time … Continued


All About End of Year Showcases!

School of Dance End of Year Showcases May 18 | 5:30PM, 7:30PM May 19 | 10AM, 12PM, 5:30PM, 7:30PM   The Fall and Winter/Spring semesters culminate in the annual School of Dance End of Year Showcases on the Arts Center’s Mainstage. This event is a crucial component of the dance curriculum and a milestone in … Continued


10 Shows You Should See This Spring

The time has finally come! Over the last 6 months, 10 high school students have been working to learn what happens behind the scenes in the local art scene. They have each been creating a body of work that will be installed in downtown galleries for April and May’s Final Fridays. Now it is time … Continued


HANG12 is Hiring!

HANG12 is the Lawrence Arts Center’s high school curatorial group. Since its inception three years ago, HANG12 has hung over 40 shows in downtown Lawrence galleries. The group has ten current members but is looking to expand. The eight positions that are open range from Graphic Designer to Communications to Social Media to Materials Engineer. … Continued


100 Classes of Summer

This is what thrills us about education and it’s our time to shine; summer at the Lawrence Arts Center is ripe with learning and excitement. We have 100 different week-long classes for K-12th graders where they can make incredible work in the arts. From clay to digital to cardboard to invisible ink to you name … Continued


Meet our new instructors this summer!

We have some fantastic new instructors this summer in our adult arts education program, teaching everything from sewing fundamentals to writing from memory to a class about inflatables! Each of these exceptional artists brings a wide range and depth of experience to our studios. Click on the links below to learn more about these artists and … Continued