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Meet our new Ceramics instructor: Antonio Martinez

We are thrilled to introduce our new ceramics instructor, Antonio Martinez! Antonio Martinez is currently a third year graduate student and instructor in ceramics at the University of Kansas. Prior to attending KU, he got his BFA in ceramics in 2014 from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. Following graduation, Antonio was a youth art … [more]

Video: The Masks of The Nutcracker

We went behind the scenes of this year’s production of The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet to learn more about the showstopping masks that bring the Nutcracker Prince, the Mouse Queen, and a small army of mouse soldiers to life. Artist Kent Smith captures the magic of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic by sculpting three dimensional masks that … [more]

January stARTup Show!

The amazing group stARTup will be opening another show during the January Final Friday in Lawrence! This motivated group is comprised of high school students who make, market, manage their own artwork and shows. Come out to Edward Jones to support this peer-curated show! When: January 26, 2018 from 5-8pm Where: Edward Jones in downtown … [more]

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 … [more]

Daytime classes

The Lawrence Arts Center has classes for 1st-2nd and 3rd-5th graders during the day! A combination of visual arts and movement, Arts Studio is an excellent afternoon activity. These classes are designed to give students a full range of arts exploration through visual arts creation and imaginative action. Another great choice is our Art Around … [more]

Adult+Child Classes at LAC

If you are looking for fun and enriching experiences with the children in your lives, then you have found the perfect venue. The Lawrence Arts Center is offering classes to build relationships through the mediums of art and performance. Play Lab: DOT, for 2-3 and 4-5 year old children, is a series of movement based … [more]

Handmade bowl from Souper Bowl

Souper Bowl Saturday 2018!

The Lawrence Arts Center’s annual Souper Bowl Saturday is on its way again! We are gearing up for the event by making lots of beautiful ceramic bowls for you to choose from. This community event is built on a foundation of locally handmade bowls, soups, and breads. The bowls, $10 and up, come with complimentary … [more]

Gift Alert: Wine Tasting Tickets Make a Great Date Night!

When it comes to holiday giving, we believe the best gift is a future gift. Treat your sweetheart to a night out at the Lawrence Arts Center Wine Tasting. Try wines from around the world, courtesy of Ad Astra Selections, and enjoy small bites from Culinaria. With City Wine Market conveniently located around the corner, … [more]

New Classes in the School of Theatre and Music!

We are so excited to share our newest class offerings for the winter/spring session. Take a look below and see what adventure is waiting for you!   Hands On! Storytelling and Puppetry 1st – 5th Grades      Tuesday 4-5pm Join us on a fantastic journey across the globe using puppetry. Students will create a puppet project … [more]

Video: Medical Professional Finds Value in Art Classes

“Different forms of art add a whole new dimension to people… people may be able to find a way to express something in themselves they can’t do in any other way.” – Susan Stahl When Occupational Therapist Susan Stahl took a drawing class at the Arts Center, she developed skills to create her own exercises … [more]