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Kindergarten Exploration Night

In Lawrence, we are so fortunate to have a variety of options for our children entering kindergarten. Early Childhood Educators often answer questions about full day vs. half day kindergarten opportunities, the benefits of an additional year of preschool for late summer birthdays, and aspects of kindergarten readiness. The Kelly Galloway Kindergarten, created around learning … Continued

Preschool and Kindergarten Enrollment is Open!

Preschool and Kindergarten enrollment will open to the general public at 9 am on Saturday, February 10th for the 2018-2019 school year. Enrollment is not currently offered online, but the front desk staff is happy to assist you in enrolling your child in our programs. Click here for enrollment forms for preschool Click here for … Continued

Printmaking AIR Michael Benedetti Makes Valentines in the Preschool

Arts based preschoolers and kindergarteners were treated to a visit from Printmaking Artist-in-Residence Michael Benedetti this week. With just a few weeks until Valentine’s Day, young artists created cards of their own design and hand printed them with Michael’s guidance. Lots of smiles, bright colors, and cat jokes were shared by all. One of the … Continued

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

A Holiday Carol from the Arts Based Preschool

Whether it’s making art with boxing gloves or finding clever new ways to divert a homesick child’s attention, our early education staff is one multi-talented group of teachers! But did you know singing and songwriting was also in their repertoire? Check out this new holiday carol performed by preschool instructors and written by Early Education … 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:

Stone Soup Supper

The annual Arts Based Preschool and Kindergarten Stone Soup Supper provides a yearly opportunity for children, families, and preschool staff to come together for warm soup, home-made pumpkin bread and community. Inspired by the book Stone Soup by Heather Forest, this Thanksgiving-time celebration puts everyone in the mood for sharing and caring. “The Stone Soup Supper … Continued

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