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Spotlight on Dot: Meet Aggie Walsh and Raechel Cook

Meet Aggie Walsh and Raechel Cook, two of the dancers for Dot, the Lawrence Art Center’s dance performance for very young children! At the urging of her two dancer children, Agnes Walsh took her first dance class at the age of 41. She is thrilled to be part of Dot because she not only gets to … Continued

Go big! Join us for Steamroller Printing.

Your only chance this year to make GIANT prints! Taught by our Print Studio Manager, Tonja Torgerson, students enrolled in this class have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks carving colossal woodcuts. The class will culminate in a public steamroller printing event in front of the Arts Center following the Art Tougeau parade. The students can use … Continued

Meet the Auction Artist: Stephen T. Johnson

March Madness has taken over Lawrence, including the Art Auction! Stephen T. Johnson’s depiction of KU Basketball star Frank Mason captures the grace and power of the game infused with Jayhawk pride. See this piece in the galleries as part of this year’s Benefit Art Auction through April 14 or click here to bid online. About … Continued

Comedian/ Filmmaker Hari Kondabolu Takes the Stage on April 2

“There’s no working comic who can seamlessly blend personal and socio-political comedy as substantively and satisfyingly as Hari Kondabolu.” – Exclaim Fresh off the heels of his acclaimed documentary, The Problem With Apu, celebrated comedian Hari Kondabolu heads to the Arts Center on April 2 for an evening of stand up comedy. Best known for … Continued

Summer Youth Theatre Audition Workshop!

Summer Youth Theatre auditions are just around the corner and we want to help your student feel prepared!   Join us on Saturday, March 31st from 2-5 pm for our annual SYT audition workshop with instructor Sadie Barbee. Students may come prepared with the audition they are planning to present or the instructor will supply … Continued

Spotlight on Emma Davison- Assistant Director & Choreographer of Cinderella

Emma Davison grew up taking visual art, theatre and dance classes here at the Arts Center and has recently returned to assistant direct and choreograph this weekend’s production of Cinderella with Director/ Choreographer Paige Comparato. Emma, who works at the Spencer Museum of Art, talked with us about everything from getting her start in the … Continued

Enroll in Jewelry Design with Rachael Sudlow

Rachael Sudlow‘s upcoming Jewelry Design class is perfect for beginners and also for experienced jewelers looking to create a collection of jewelry and develop their skills. You will leave the first class with a ring forged from scratch! Every subsequent week, you’ll learn a range of new techniques to make earrings, rings, and pendants that … Continued

New Class: “Drawing Stories” with Lora Jost

Drawing Stories – Here’s what we’ll do: I’m excited to offer a new beginning-level drawing class this spring, a hands-on introduction to visual storytelling called Drawing Stories. Students will engage in a variety of exercises each week to help them discover the stories they would like to tell and how to tell them through drawing … Continued