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Nov. 22-27: Thanksgiving Break at the School of Dance

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the School of Dance will not hold classes from Tuesday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 27th. School of Dance classes will resume as scheduled on Monday, November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving!


Choreographing for the Camera Master Class with Tori Lawrence

Choreographing for the Camera Saturday, November 19, 4:00-6:00pm $30.00 ($24.00 Member Price) This Fall, the dance program is thrilled to have Tori Lawrence + Co. in our studios as they prepare for a main stage performance on November 4-5th. Following the performance, Tori Lawrence will offer a Master Class in choreographing for the camera, open to … Continued


November 14-19: Second Parent/Teacher Discussion Week in the School of Dance

The School of Dance would like to welcome parents and guardians to this semester’s first Parent/Teacher Discussion Week this month, Nov. 14-19. Parent/Teacher Discussion Week is an opportunity for instructors to discuss what students are learning, provide information about upcoming events, and to answer any questions face to face. Parents/Guardians will be invited into the studio … Continued


Children’s Art To Travel to D.C.

Beautiful Holiday ornaments made by Arts Based preschoolers, kindergarteners and Katie Alldritt’s 1st-5th grade Animals in Art class will be displayed on the National Christmas Tree in Washington D.C. this holiday season. To give you a little history on this tradition, the first National Christmas Tree was lit in 1923 by President Calvin Coolidge. Every year, the … Continued


It’s Alive!

There’s a chill in the air… golden leaves flutter to the ground… pumpkins move from patch to porch… and a volt of electricity shoots out of the Arts Center MainStage… IT’S ALIVE! Those thudding footsteps you hear on your way to your weekly ceramics class? They just might belong to a newly awakened Frankenstein’s monster as he … Continued


Kyla Strid: Cups of Conversation

This week marks the 1st annual National Clay Week—a time to “celebrate the journey of clay and unite the broader clay community through this material that we all know and love.” As a part of this celebration, potters from all over the country will be participating in “Cups of Conversation: 50 States,” a program designed to connect … Continued


Featured Artist: Simon Levin

Simon Levin is a potter, kiln builder and writer who has been wood firing for 25 years. After finishing graduate school at the University of Iowa in 1998, he and his wife Susan moved to rural Wisconsin to establish Mill Creek pottery. Simon has built kilns for many universities in the US, Taiwan and China, as well … Continued


LAC Printmakers on the Road!

Members of the education staff went to Louisville to represent the Lawrence Arts Center at the Mid-America Print Council Conference (MAPC). This biennial regional printmaking conference is the largest meet up of midwest printmakers; featuring panel discussions, demonstrations, and exhibitions. Print Fellow Tonja Torgerson and Artist-in-Resident Tressa Jones hosted a booth at the Publishers’ Fair to … Continued


Guest Teacher in Modern and Contemporary Classes!

During the month of October, guest dancer Taryn Griggs will be at the Lawrence Arts Center rehearsing with Tori Lawrence +Co. in preparation for a multimedia dance performance, Progress, on November 4-5th on our stage.  She will be teaching the following Modern and Contemporary classes during the week of October 24-28th: Tuesday:  Modern II 7-8 pm & Contemporary … Continued


School’s Out Next Friday

Come spend the day at the Arts Center for a School’s Out Screenprinting Workshop!  Students get crash course in silkscreen, the most versatile of the printmaking processes. Students learn the technical process of silkscreen printing and poster design while exploring their creative interests.  The class culminates with a print run on t-shirts and you walk … Continued