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Inventor Grrls in 5 Days!

Only five days left until Inventor Grrls begins! And we have two full scholarships! This Design/Build workshop for 6th-9th grade girls partners with local organizations (Gould Evans Architecture, Bowersock Dam, Lawrence Creates Makerspace, and others) to solve real-world problems with art and design. Learn how to use new and expanded media in teams to create cool … Continued

Jan. 27: Attire Swap, New Student/Parent Meet & Greet!

Biannual Attire Swap 9:00-11:30am, Lower Lobby – the School of Dance Attire Swap is a great way to save a few bucks while getting ready for your current or next year’s Level Attire. Swap your outgrown leotards, jazz pants, and dance shows for something new-ish! Bring your loved and laundered items to the Main Lobby, … Continued

Register for the End of Year Showcases!

Deadline: February 3 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 … Continued

The Positive Power of Art

You might be surprised to know that the arts and health have over 100 years of partnership. Visual art, music, dance, creative writing, dramatic play and theater have been used for decades to enhance individual experience in hospitals, mental health treatment centers, senior care facilities, emergency rooms, occupational therapy clinics, pediatric care facilities and more. … Continued

Middle School Classes!

Inspire your junior high aged kids with the variety of classes offered at the Lawrence Arts Center! Bring them in to explore the tactile nature of clay in Throw on the Wheel where they will learn pottery-making. The wares produced in this class will be functional reminders of learning and fun. Hand Drawn Animation and Documentary Film … 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:


ArtSpace STEAM is our hands-on, arts based application of STEM. Each week students will engage in a new experiment and activity based around the Scientific/Artistic Method. This program stands out through its emphasis on individualized learning and inquiry. Come on over for one or all five STEAM afternoons a week this Winter/Spring 2018! Enrollment is … Continued

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.

Introducing Brandon Keenan!

  Brandon Keenan holds an arts degree from KU and has experience inspiring students to learn, explore, and have fun. He is teaching two exciting classes this Winter/Spring 18! Handdrawn Animation and Radical Printmaking are designed for 6th-12th graders who are looking to learn and experiment.