(Pictured left to right, Top row: Jason Baltazar, Lavinia Roberts, Lisa Hamilton. Middle Row: Ekaterina Korzh, Anne Rogers. Bottom Row: Tiana Honda, Stephanie Alaniz, Alexander Landerman)
Join us as we welcome 8 new teachers this summer to the Lawrence Arts Center! We know you will love these extraordinary classes and humans. Enroll by May 22nd to get $10 off tuition!
Jason Baltazar is a proud Salvadoran American. He received his PhD from the University of Kansas, where he studied creative writing and speculative fiction. His stories have appeared in Boston Review, Wigleaf, Wrongdoing Magazine, and other venues. He currently teaches creative writing and literature courses at James Madison University.
- Making Stuff Up: Writing Fiction, June 7 – Aug. 9, Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30PM, $180 ($162)
Lavinia Roberts is an award-winning playwright, visual artist, and educator. She is published with Pioneer Drama, Heuer Publishing, Brooklyn Publishers, Big Dog Plays, Applause Books, Smith, and Kraus, Plays: The Drama Magazine for Young People, and others. She has received productions in over 50 states, in cities such as Washington D.C., Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia. Her work has been viewed internationally in cities such as Bath, London, Port Elizabeth, Athens, and Mumbai.
- Laughing Matters: Writing Comedy, June 8 – July 13, Wednesdays 6 – 7:30PM, $100 ($90)
Lisa Hamilton (b. Orange, California) uses her practice to examine the pull of the natural world. Through movement, texture, weight she explores nature’s relation to the fragile, yet resilient landscape of the body. Like an offering, she creates pieces that allow the personality of every natural object define its use. The ritual of wearing her work may be all that is needed to recreate the connection to the natural world she first experienced as a child. Her work has been exhibited Internationally and Nationally including The Santa Reparata International School of the Arts, Florence, Italy; Precious Collective, United Kingdom; Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California; Agora Gallery, New York, New York; The Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles, Missouri; Bluestem Missouri Crafts Gallery, Columbia, Missouri; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; The Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa; IncuArts Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii. She received her BFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry and minor in Art History from Missouri State University. Lisa is currently pursuing an MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry at University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.
- Off to a Rocky Start, July 5 – 26, Tuesdays 5 – 8PM, $140 ($126)
Ekaterina Korzh the MA graduate of the SAAH UIOWA Jewelry & Metal Arts program, current MFA student at the KU received her first master’s in Socio-Economic Geography. Her first steps in jewelry making started in Colombia where she took her first jewelry classes with Francisco Jose Pineros. Today, she is a selected artist of the WAR-POLEMOS group exhibition at IHM_Schmuck 2020, second place at the A’Design 2019 Award in Milan, part of the 2019 COLLECTIVA Meeting, and a participant in the 9March-Project 2020 Feminist Group Exhibition. Her work has been shown in the USA, Italy, Russia, Colombia, Portugal, etc. Ekaterina travels a lot and devotes her pieces to this never-ending geography practice.
- Recycled Plastic Jewelry, Aug. 6, Saturday 10AM – 1PM, $60 ($54)
- Goldwork Embroidered Jewelry, Aug. 2 – 11, Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30PM, $110 ($99)
Anne Rogers is currently an MFA candidate in Fiber/Textiles at the University of Kansas. They graduated in Spring 2019 with a BA in Studio Art and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies from Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA . They have received grants to intern at Cave Paper in Minneapolis, MN and Española Valley Fiber Arts Center in Española, NM. In May 2020, they completed a graduate certificate concentrated in hand papermaking at University of Iowa Center for the Book in Iowa City, IA. In their free time, Anne enjoys bicycling, cooking, and spending time with the prairie.
- Hyperbolic Crochet Workshop, July 16 – 17, Saturday & Sunday 1 – 3PM, $60 ($54)
- Papermaking, June 7 – July 12, Tuesdays 5:30 – 8PM, $170 ($153)
Tiana Honda is an artist and printmaker who was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi in the small town of Hilo. Honda earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in 2019 and currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas as a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art candidate at the University of Kansas.
- Intro to Intaglio, July 19 – Aug. 9, Tuesdays 5:30 – 8PM, $120 ($108)
Stephanie Alaniz (they/she) was born in Corpus Christi, Texas where they received their Bachelor of Fine Art from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in 2016. Alaniz went on to receive their Master of Fine Art from West Virginia University in 2019. They have shown their work internationally in places such as Egypt, France, and Nepal as well as numerous places in the US. They currently live in Emporia, Kansas and teach at Emporia State University. They are a fat queer artist, challenging socially created beauty-norms with the intention of breaking down the stigma towards fat bodies, general fatphobia, and normalizing insecurities.
- Beginning Printmaking, June 9 – July 28, Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30PM, $180 ($162)
- Pronto Plate Lithography, July 6 – 27, Wednesdays 5:30 – 8PM, $120 ($108)
Alexander Landerman utilizes letterpress printing and drawing mediums to explore relationships between humans and animals. Landerman completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2-Dimensional Art at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, and his Masters of Fine Art in Printmaking at Indiana University. His work is represented throughout the United States and internationally; he has participated in numerous residency programs such as the Jentel Artist Foundation and the Petrified Forest National Park AiR program. He is currently faculty at Indiana University where he runs the Letterpress Studio and continues to create work combining traditional drawing techniques with emerging digital practices and letterpress printing.
- Type & Image, June 13 – 29, Mondays & Wednesdays 6 – 9PM, $180 ($162)