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Pen to Periodical: Fall Writing with Charles Higginson

Students in this fall’s LAC class in nonfiction magazine writing will get a rare opportunity. In addition to the instructor, Charles Higginson, five local experts in the magazine game will visit to share their insights. Visitors will include Nathan Pettengill, editor of Lawrence Magazine, Kelly Gibson, editor of Manhattan Magazine, and writers Katherine Dinsdale, Mary … Continued


STEAM Reimagined: New Fall Elementary Classes

STEAM Reimagined Programs Enrolling Now! Recycling household materials into kites, inspiring  theatrical productions with entomology, animating memes, exploring the science behind magic shows, and printing with photosensitive stencils are just a few of the activities featured in our upcoming fall Artspace STEAM program. Starting in September, these classes for elementary students have been reimagined as … Continued


A New Season of Play12!

Play12, the Lawrence Arts Center’s youth acting company, expands upon the foundation of acting and focuses on production, creation, community, and leadership skills through public performance. 8th-12th Grade 5:30-7:30pm, Sundays & Wednesdays, 9/9-11/14 Play12 is the Lawrence Arts Center’s youth premiere performance company. The company consists of 8th-12th graders who produce, create, and perform shows and events … Continued


Neal Barbour Named White-Riley-Peterson Fellow

The Lawrence Arts Center is happy to announce that our Director of Youth Education, Neal Barbour, has been selected as a 2018- 2019 White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellow! This ten-month fellowship, beginning in October, will bring together 16 national professionals in the field of afterschool and expanded public programming to initiate changes in statewide policies. Neal will … Continued





Labor Day: No Classes!

A friendly reminder that we will not be holding dance classes on Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy the holiday weekend and we will see you back in the studios on Tuesday!


Meet Our New Instructor: Fuko Ito!

In order to properly meet Fuko Ito, you must first meet the Fumblys: the plush, pastel, creatures that populate the paper landscapes of her monumental drawings, stretching accordion books, and the soft perimeters of lithographs and woodcut prints. Fuko joins the instructor team at the Lawrence Arts Center from the University of Kansas, where she … Continued


Ric Averill and Amanda Pintore receive awards in Minneapolis

Elizabeth Sullivan, Director of Performing Arts, Amanda Pintore, Associate Director of Performing Arts & Education, and Ric Averill, Artistic Director of Performing Arts Emeritus traveled to Minneapolis this month to The American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) conference.  Amanda and Ric were recognized for multiple awards in the field of theatre for youth. Ric … Continued