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Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting

Prospective 2018-2019 Kelly Galloway Kindergarten families are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm in Room 105 (the kindergarten room) at the Lawrence Arts Center.  The curriculum developed for this groundbreaking arts based kindergarten completes the continuum of the award winning academic programming pioneered at the Arts Center.  With … Continued

Tell Us What You Think!

We want to know how your class went this Fall! Take 2 minutes to let us know in this lightening fast survey: Adult Classes: 6th-12th grade classes: 1st-5th grade classes: Preschool & K classes: Dance classes:

Volunteer at the Lawrence Arts Center!

Are you interested in volunteering at the Lawrence Arts Center? We have opportunities to help in our classrooms with teachers, in the office with staff, and on special projects with artists! Please contact Cindy Velline at to schedule your volunteer hours.

Holiday Classes Now Enrolling

We still have room in our holiday classes that are beginning soon.  Help your child get into the holiday spirit with our festive classes for our littlest artists. In Santa’s Helper: Holiday Surprise taught by Linda Reimond you and your child(ren) will create a surprise for someone special.  Here’s a hint: It’s made of clay, … Continued

Holiday Happenings for our Youngest Students

Santa’s Helper: Holiday Surprise – Linda Reimond Shhhh. . . Create a surprise for someone special in this child/adult workshop, Here’s a hint: It’s made of clay, You can see you, too; With your very own hands, And created by you! $25/pair. ($22.50/members) $15 for one additional child.  Two children per adult max. Class code:  … Continued

Little Players & Little Movers this Fall

Take a look at our offerings for 3-5 year olds this fall in the School of Theatre and Music and the School of Dance!   School of Theatre and Music: Little Players (4 Years to Kindergarten) Treasure Trunk Theatre: Students will open a treasure trunk that sparks inspired interactive adventures. Students will use their voices, bodies, … Continued

It’s Not Too Late To Join the FUN!

Come join our Early Childhood program this summer.  Jazzy July is a great way to introduce preschool to a child who will be starting preschool in the fall!  Click here to enroll in any of our innovative summer classes! Jazzy July (our summer preschool) still has a few spots left.  You may choose between Monday/Wednesday … Continued

Early Academic Training. . .

Peter Gray, Ph. D states “A number of well-controlled studies have compared the effects of academically oriented early education classrooms with those of play-based classrooms. . . The results are quite consistent from study to study:  Early academic training somewhat increases children’s immediate scores on the specific tests that the training is aimed at (no surprise), … Continued

Kindergarten and Play!

Christopher Brown is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education at the University of Texas at Austin. He has noted a disturbing trend in in Kindergarten.  “Research has consistently shown classrooms that offer children the opportunities to engage in play-based and child-centered learning activities help children grow academically, socially andemotionally. Furthermore, recess … Continued