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New Class: Print to 3D with Michael Benedetti

Join our Printmaking Artist in Residence, Michael Benedetti, for a new class called “Print to 3D.” This class will utilize printmaking’s inherent qualities, repetition and the multiple, to create sculptures and 3D forms. Michael will start by introducing and demonstrating multiple screenprinting techniques. Students will then learn how to transform their flat screen printed images … Continued


Spotlight on Dot: Meet Braden Young

Meet Braden Young, the musician for Dot, the Lawrence Art Center’s dance performance for very young children! Braden Young is a composer and musician with an eclectic body of work ranging from musical theatre to modern rock to experimental weirdness.  When he’s not busy raising two children he enjoys writing, recording, and playing in several local … Continued


Its Membership Week! Summer Class Enrollment is Open for Members

Membership has its benefits. Say what? Summer classes and camps tend to fill fast, so Arts Center members have first dibs with a full week of early enrollment and a 10% discount on all regular class enrollments! Member prices are shown in parentheses throughout class listings. Membership discounts cannot be used with other special offers, … Continued




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