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Artist Jan Gaumnitz Gives the Gift of Art to Preschoolers

When exhibiting artists stop by to visit the preschool, a certain magic occurs… Young minds unleash a barrage of questions and a bemused smile quickly takes over the artist’s face. Carefully constructed artist statements go out the window and make way for simple, direct answers straight from the heart. Both parties leave the experience inspired … Continued


4-6 year olds Explore Science and Nature in “My Colorful World”

Is your 4-6 year old artist curious about the world around them? In the My Colorful World camp from June 25th – 28th, we will investigate how color can be explored in science and nature through various art mediums. We will ask questions like: Do snakes see color?    Are they the same color on … Continued


Ceramics Studio Classes for 4-6 Year Olds

Kick off your little one’s summer with our Ceramics Studio class taught by instructor Hollie Rice June 4-7! In this two hour class, 4-6 year-old artists will use their imaginations to make playful objects with the tactile medium of clay. “For me, creating things is as essential to my survival as breathing. Often, I discover my sense … Continued


Get Ready for the Preschool & Kindergarten Guest Artist Series!

Thanks to a Fine Arts Grant from the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, the Early Childhood Education program at the Lawrence Arts Center is gearing up to launch a Guest Artist Series in the coming school year! The grant will help bring fine arts practitioners from various backgrounds to the Arts Center,  providing preschool and kindergarten … Continued


Summer fun for preschool and kindergarten artists!

Are summer plans in place for your little ones? Come check out early childhood camps and classes at the Lawrence Arts Center! We have science camps, cooking camps, performance camps, and all kinds of classes for art and play. To enroll in any of our summer early childhood education camps or classes click here. The following … Continued


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