Art Classes for Teens in Lawrence

Art For Every Teen

boy drawing his own hand
girls using prints in art class
girl painting

Embrace Art

Whether you’re a dedicated student of ceramics or a prolific doodler, there’s a place for you at Lawrence Arts Center! We provide a varied assortment of art classes for teens in Lawrence. These courses cover everything from sculpture to sticker design to screen printing and metalsmithing.

Use high-quality materials and tools and learn from professional artists to pursue ideas without grades or assessments. Explore your personal style and make art that matters to you.

If you’re interested in enrolling your teen in art classes, reach out! We have financial aid available to ensure every teenager in our community has access to art classes.

Our Facilities & Curriculum

Visual Arts Center

We’re committed to providing the Lawrence area with a facility that welcomes them into the world of art. This includes dedicated spaces for art classes for teens in Lawrence, each featuring the tools and technology they need to safely connect with their inner artist.

  • Ceramics Studio
  • Digital Media Lab
  • Metals Studio
  • Printmaking Studio
  • Photography Studio
  • Painting & Drawing Studios

Teen Art Classes

The art classes we offer for teens span everything from day camps to visual arts studios. The subject of classes varies from graphic novels to sculpture, watercolor to ceramics. The choice is yours! For more details on our art classes for teens, view the class descriptions.

Current Classes

Teen Artist Co-Op

Ceramics & Sculpture

Bite-Sized Clay Sculptures[24SU]
06/21/24 - 06/21/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | FR
Ages 13 to 18 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTCFRIP3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Learn to model tiny food-themed ceramic sculptures good enough to eat! Students will have the opportunity to make their sculptures into charms, pendants, or shadowbox sculptures.
Ceramics: Make a Mug![24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 13 to 18 | Maeve Hilgers | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTCP5
Members $90 | Non-Members $100
Use simple handbuilding techniques to quickly shape flat clay slabs into functional mugs with some character. We'll also learn to pull and attach handles, create texture and brush on pattern designs with colorful clay slips.
Painting with Clay[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Maeve Hilgers | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTC6
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Go beyond the surface of ceramic decoration as we learn different ways to bring color and style to handbuilt ceramic forms. We'll learn to easily transfer designs from our sketchbook onto clay, create carved and impressed textures, and add color and pattern with slips and underglaze.
Ceramics: Make it Small![24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTCP8
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This clay sculpture class will celebrate the small and shrink big things into pocket-sized art. We’ll learn to model, shape, and assemble clay with specialized tools and even practice making a mini-pot on a pint-sized potter’s wheel.
Wheel Thrown Ceramics (C)[24SU]
07/29/24 - 08/2/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTCP9
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This camp will introduce students to the skills needed to create a pot on the wheel with guided instruction as we practice creating functional forms. When not on the wheel, students can explore hand-building techniques to create small objects and sculptures.
Clay Jewlery[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Michelle Rogne | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTCP10
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Create fashionable clay adornments using hand-building techniques to create pendants, earrings, pins, and bracelets. Students will also make a ceramic jewelry box, ring holder, or earring tree to hold our ceramic treasures. Students in this class are encouraged to attend an additional session on Saturday, August 17th to assemble their jewelry creations.
Wheel Thrown Ceramics (D)[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Michelle Rogne | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTCA10
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This camp will introduce students to the skills needed to create a pot on the wheel with guided instruction as we practice creating functional forms. When not on the wheel, students can explore hand-building techniques to create small objects and sculptures.
Papier Mache Sculpture[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Jake Lewis | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYT212P4
Members $130.5 | Non-Members $145
Take your papier mache skills beyond the basics while learning versatile sculpture techniques using simple materials that can be used to create sculptures, costumes, puppets, and more. We’ll experiment together to hone our skills while making a GIANT collaborative puppet and have time to pursue personal projects. *This was originally scheduled for June 24-28 and has changed due to a scheduling conflict.
Ceramics: Set the Table[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Catherine Meihaus | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTCP4
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Make a dinner setting with a plate, cup, bowl, and spoon in your personal art style. We will look to see how artists design dinnerware in a unified motif and learn to use handbuilding techniques to transform slabs of clay using geometric templates, drape molds, and more. We’ll finish with colored slip and glaze so you’re ready for your next big meal.
Polymer Clay Techniques[24SU]
06/17/24 - 06/17/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO
Ages 13 to 18 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTJMONA3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Make intricate sculptures with oven-bake polymer clay as we learn to use specialized tools to model, shape, and assemble our material to produce small charms, pins, earrings, and other fun things.
Ceramics: Slips & Drips![24SU]
06/18/24 - 06/18/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | TU
Ages 13 to 18 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTCTUEP3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Learn to draw, paint, scratch, and drip colorful clay slips to make whimsical designs. We’ll practice on tile wall hangings before designing colorful clay cups!
Ceramics: Painted Plates[24SU]
06/20/24 - 06/20/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | TH
Ages 13 to 18 | Maeve Hilgers | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTCTHRP3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Decorate a plate with your own design as we consider color, pattern and balance while learning to carefully apply underglazes to make colorful compositions good enough to eat off.
Assembled Sculptures[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Traci Bunkers | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTJP6
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Construct sculptural artworks using cold-fusion techniques you can easily replicate at home. We’ll start by gathering materials at the thrift store and stroll down alleyways to reclaim materials that spark our imaginations. In the studio, we’ll learn how to engineer structural armatures to attach materials with wire, adhesives, rivets, ad screws.
Family Clay Workshop: Clay Bookends[24SU]
06/29/24 - 06/29/24, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM | SA
Ages 5 to 120 | Cindy Kersenbrock | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYFWA
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
Learn basic ceramic hand-building techniques to create sculptural bookends to keep your favorite stories held together in style.
Family Clay Workshop: Hand Built Planters[24SU]
07/27/24 - 07/27/24, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM | SA
Ages 5 to 120 | Cindy Kersenbrock | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYFWB
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
Make your art grow as we learn to make one-of-a-kind planters full of texture and pattern to hang on the wall or put on a shelf.

Creative Writing

Wheel Thrown Ceramics (B)[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Jake Lewis | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTCP7
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This camp will introduce students to the skills needed to create a pot on the wheel with guided instruction as we practice creating functional forms. When not on the wheel, students can explore hand-building techniques to create small objects and sculptures.
Teen Writer's Club: Summer Edition[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Jenea Havener | 10th & Mass Studios
Enrolling Now | CYTSAA4
Members $130.5 | Non-Members $145
Stretch your creative writing muscles in this multi-genre class! We'll explore poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Each day will start at 10th and Mass Studios and travel around downtown throughout the week. Making stops at Raven Book Store to pick-up writing journals, jotting notes in the park, or grabbing a treat and writing in the café at Sunflower Outdoor and Bike.

Digital Media & Photography

Digital Media: Make a GIF![24SU]
06/21/24 - 06/21/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | FR
Ages 13 to 18 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTDFRIP3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Make super-short GIF animations of your very own while learning basic Photoshop tools and tricks.
Portfolio Practice[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 13 to 18 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPA5
Members $90 | Non-Members $100
Practice preparing a portfolio in this condensed look at best practices for documenting, formatting, and presenting your art in an online portfolio.
Digital Media: Poster Design[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 1:30AM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 13 to 18 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPP5
Members $90 | Non-Members $100
Practice with graphic design in this camp that will teach Photoshop techniques to create layers of font, color, texture, and images, to make posters that bring awareness to or support the places, events, people, or causes that you think make our community special.
Darkroom Photography (A)[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Ann Dean | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CYTG6
Members $144 | Non-Members $160
Learn the basics of 35mm photography, including composition and camera mechanics, film development and darkroom printing. Film, chemicals and paper provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own 35mm film camera or one can be provided by the Arts Center upon request.
Darkroom Photography (B)[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Ann Dean | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTGP8
Members $144 | Non-Members $160
Learn the basics of 35mm photography, including composition and camera mechanics, film development and darkroom printing. Film, chemicals and paper provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own 35mm film camera or one can be provided by the Arts Center upon request.
Fashion Photography[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Erika Kjorlie Geery | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTBBA10
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Express your unique style as we create fashionable looks and capture them with digital photography. We'll build and model outfits using vintage and costume clothing while learning to take striking photos using ambient street lighting and carefully composed studio lighting.
Digital Media: Lego Animation[24SU]
06/18/24 - 06/18/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | TU
Ages 13 to 18 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTDTUEA3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Play with stop-motion animation basics to create a short animation with Lego bricks and characters. We’ll capture our movements with cameras and use stop-motion editing software to make our Lego go-go.
Advanced Alcohol Marker Techniques[24SU]
06/20/24 - 06/20/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | TH
Ages 13 to 18 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Completed | CYTJTHRA3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Elevate your drawings and illustrations with a better understanding of the possibilities of alcohol markers. Learn to control your materials to create intense color, blended hues, highlights, and shadows to produce more impactful imagery.
Digital Media: 5-Minute Docs[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTDA7
Members $130.5 | Non-Members $145
Learn to use basic film editing software to create a five-minute (or less) documentary about your favorite downtown place, thing, person, or whatever! We’ll spend the week collecting and editing footage before debuting our short films at a family and friends film festival at the end of the week. Popcorn provided. Students are encouraged to bring a digital recording device or one can be provided by the Arts Center upon request.
Digital Media: Making the Brand[24SU]
07/29/24 - 08/2/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPA9
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Learn what it takes to build a brand, logo, or mascot character that communicates an idea or exudes a vibe. We’ll learn digital design tools to craft our ideas and explore online marketplaces that could be used to launch a product line. We’ll produce a batch of stickers and trading cards, and take a trip to Acme T-Shirt Company to put our brand on a shirt.

Drawing & Painting

Watercolor Painting[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CYTJA6
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Dive into the hypnotizing world of watercolor to learn the fundamentals of color mixing, practice brush strokes, and explore special effects. Students of all skill levels will work to create finished artworks and set up their own watercolor palette to take home at the end of the week!
Oil Painting: Start to Finish[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Rachel Downs-Doubrava | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYT21A8
Members $144 | Non-Members $160
Investigate oil painting from surface construction to final touches in this camp that will teach you how to work with oil from thin glazed layers to thick impasto techniques. Students will explore personal mood and experience to create individual abstract expressions.
Acrylic Painting[24SU]
07/29/24 - 08/2/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CYTJA9
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Explore the basics of acrylic painting while creating a finished canvas painting. Students will learn to lay out a composition, mix colors and experiment with paint application.
Graphic Novels[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Erika Kjorlie Geery | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTJP10
Members $130.5 | Non-Members $145
Learn to tell visual stories with original characters or fan fiction. We'll spend time sketching storyboards and designing characters, then work to produce a colorful panel page using alcohol markers, pen and ink.
Dynamic Figure Drawing[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Whitney Jacobs | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CYT212A4
Members $144 | Non-Members $160
Gain confidence in drawing the human body with a dynamic approach to rendering people. Students will spend time investigating human anatomy and skeletal structure using still-life models and photo studies before working with dressed models.
Mini-Masterpieces[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Whitney Jacobs | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTJP4
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Shrink the great works of the masters down to the size of a matchbook or spoon! We'll learn to carefully control our brush to paint on tiny canvases and found objects, making small-scale artworks that pack a punch.
Drawing on the Body[24SU]
06/17/24 - 06/17/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | MO
Ages 13 to 18 | BryAnn Burke | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CYTJMONP3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Learn about Mehndi, the long tradition of creating decorative designs on hands, feet, and the body using the dried leaves of the henna plant. We’ll look to traditional designs from India, Africa, Pakistan, and other places throughout the world before creating original designs on paper and then our hands or feet using traditional and contemporary tools and materials.
Drawing: Focus on the Face[24SU]
06/18/24 - 06/18/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | TU
Ages 13 to 18 | Whitney Jacobs | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CYTJTUEA3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Practice portraiture basics to create drawings that look like the people you're trying to draw. We will work from a live model to learn about facial proportions and how to render the planes of the face using various drawing tools.
Urban Art: Street Style Lettering[24SU]
06/21/24 - 06/21/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Jules Sotomayor | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTJFRIA3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Learn to create street-style lettering using drawing and painting skills in the studio. We'll learn about the history of graffiti writing styles before designing tags or throw-ups to paint onto model train boxcars with brushes and markers.

Elementary Visual Arts

Art-Mart; Ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
07/29/24 - 08/2/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Kim Brook | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68A9
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This camp will prepare young artists to sell their work at Art Mart as we fill our booths with handmade stickers and prints, learn simple projects for home décor, and create jewelry and fashion designs that will fly off the shelves. Each young artist will design and prepare a vendor’s booth before inviting family and friends to spend special ‘LAC Art Bucks’ at the Art Mart grand opening!
Art-Mart; Ages 9-12 AM[24SU]
07/29/24 - 08/2/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Bailey Kivett | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912A9
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This camp will prepare young artists to sell their work at Art Mart as we fill our booths with handmade stickers and prints, learn simple projects for home décor, and create jewelry and fashion designs that will fly off the shelves. Each young artist will design and prepare a vendor’s booth before inviting family and friends to spend special ‘LAC Art Bucks’ at the Art Mart grand opening!
Art-Mart; Ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
07/29/24 - 08/2/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | AnnaBelle Lee Withington | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68P9
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This camp will prepare young artists to sell their work at Art Mart as we fill our booths with handmade stickers and prints, learn simple projects for home décor, and create jewelry and fashion designs that will fly off the shelves. Each young artist will design and prepare a vendor’s booth before inviting family and friends to spend special ‘LAC Art Bucks’ at the Art Mart grand opening!
Art-Mart; Ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
07/29/24 - 08/2/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | AnnaBelle Lee Withington | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912P9
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This camp will prepare young artists to sell their work at Art Mart as we fill our booths with handmade stickers and prints, learn simple projects for home décor, and create jewelry and fashion designs that will fly off the shelves. Each young artist will design and prepare a vendor’s booth before inviting family and friends to spend special ‘LAC Art Bucks’ at the Art Mart grand opening!
Anime & Beyond; Ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68A10
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Dive into the world of anime, cartooning, and illustration to create characters and imaginative environments fit for comic book-style storytelling. Campers will practice the tricks of traditional anime facial proportions and expressions. Gain control over alcohol markers for vibrant colors and intriguing shadows as campers push their artistic boundaries to craft original unique characters.
Anime & Beyond; Ages 9-12 AM[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912A10
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Dive into the world of anime, cartooning, and illustration to create characters and imaginative environments fit for comic book-style storytelling. Campers will practice the tricks of traditional anime facial proportions and expressions, gain control over alcohol markers for vibrant colors and intriguing shadows, and push their artistic boundaries to craft unique characters of their own.
Anime & Beyond; ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY68P10
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Dive into the world of anime, cartooning, and illustration to create characters and imaginative environments fit for comic book-style storytelling. Campers will practice the tricks of traditional anime facial proportions and expressions, gain control over alcohol markers for vibrant colors and intriguing shadows, and push their artistic boundaries to craft unique characters of their own.
Anime & Beyond; Ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912P10
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Dive into the world of anime, cartooning, and illustration to create characters and imaginative environments fit for comic book-style storytelling. Campers will practice the tricks of traditional anime facial proportions and expressions, gain control over alcohol markers for vibrant colors and intriguing shadows, and push their artistic boundaries to craft unique characters of their own.
Art You Can Wear!; Ages 6-8[24SU]
06/17/24 - 06/17/24, 9:00AM - 4:00PM | MO
Ages 6 to 8 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68MON3
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
Make art you can wear as we explore ideas in fashion and other wearable art!
Art You Can Wear!; Ages 9-12[24SU]
06/17/24 - 06/17/24, 9:00AM - 4:00PM | MO
Ages 9 to 12 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912MON3
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
Make art you can wear as we explore ideas in fashion and other wearable art!
Art for Your Room! Ages 6-8[24SU]
06/18/24 - 06/18/24, 9:00AM - 4:00PM | TU
Ages 6 to 8 | AnnaBelle Lee Withington | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68TUE3
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
Create decorative works of art to add style and personal flair to your bedroom!
Art for Your Room! Ages 9-12[24SU]
06/18/24 - 06/18/24, 9:00AM - 4:00PM | TU
Ages 9 to 12 | AnnaBelle Lee Withington | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912TUE3
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
Create decorative works of art to add style and personal flair to your bedroom!
Art for the Dinner Table! Ages 6-8[24SU]
06/20/24 - 06/20/24, 9:00AM - 4:00PM | TH
Ages 6 to 8 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY68THR3
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
Set the table with your crafty creations as we learn to make functional artwork for the kitchen table.
Art for the Dinner Table! Ages 9-12[24SU]
06/20/24 - 06/20/24, 9:00AM - 4:00PM | TH
Ages 9 to 12 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY912THR3
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
Set the table with your crafty creations as we learn to make functional artwork for the kitchen table.
Art in the Garden! Ages 6-8[24SU]
06/21/24 - 06/21/24, 9:00AM - 4:00PM | FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68FRI3
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
Bring color and whimsey to your garden or yard as we make works of art to put outside.
Art in the Garden! Ages 9-12[24SU]
06/21/24 - 06/21/24, 9:00AM - 4:00PM | FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Completed | CY912FRI3
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
Bring color and whimsey to your garden or yard as we make works of art to put outside.
Blended Arts: Level Up! Ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68P4
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This blended arts camp will combine Performing and Visual Arts Instructions. We’ll press ‘start’ on our imaginations to make art and tell stories inspired by our favorite video games. Campers will make puppets, props, and more to level up our storytelling for a special performance for family and friends at the end of the week.
Blended Arts: Level Up! Ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY68A4
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This blended arts camp will combine Performing and Visual Arts Instructions. We’ll press ‘start’ on our imaginations to make art and tell stories inspired by our favorite video games. Campers will make puppets, props, and more to level up our storytelling for a special performance for family and friends at the end of the week.
Blended Arts: Level Up! Ages 9-12 AM[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY912A4
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This blended arts camp will combine Performing and Visual Arts Instructions. We’ll press ‘start’ on our imaginations to make art and tell stories inspired by our favorite video games. Campers will make puppets, props, and more to level up our storytelling for a special performance for family and friends at the end of the week.
Make it Move! Ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 6 to 8 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68A5
Members $81 | Non-Members $90
Bring your art to life as we learn to make kinetic artworks that move! We’ll look to artists who combine engineering and artmaking to make sculptures that sway, twist, or move with mechanical elements.
Make it Move! Ages 9-12 AM[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 9 to 12 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912A5
Members $81 | Non-Members $90
Bring your art to life as we learn to make kinetic artworks that move! We’ll look to artists who combine engineering and artmaking to make sculptures that sway, twist, or move with mechanical elements.
Make it Move! Ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 6 to 8 | Traci Bunkers | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68P5
Members $81 | Non-Members $90
Bring your art to life as we learn to make kinetic artworks that move! We’ll look to artists who combine engineering and artmaking to make sculptures that sway, twist, or move with mechanical elements.
Make it Move! Ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 9 to 12 | Traci Bunkers | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912P5
Members $81 | Non-Members $90
Bring your art to life as we learn to make kinetic artworks that move! We’ll look to artists who combine engineering and artmaking to make sculptures that sway, twist, or move with mechanical elements.
Super-Big & Teeny-Tiny; Ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68A6
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Use your art like a magic spell to make everyday things super-big or teeny-tiny. We’ll learn to create large artworks that will show us how to see small things in new ways and we will shrink giant objects into small works of art that can fit in our pockets.
Super-Big & Teeny-Tiny; Ages 9-12 AM[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Completed | CY912A6
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Use your art like a magic spell to make everyday things super-big or teeny-tiny. We’ll learn to create large artworks that will show us how to see small things in new ways and we will shrink giant objects into small works of art that can fit in our pockets.
Super-Big & Teeny-Tiny; Ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Bailey Kivett | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912P6
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Use your art like a magic spell to make everyday things super-big or teeny-tiny. We’ll learn to create large artworks that will show us how to see small things in new ways and we will shrink giant objects into small works of art that can fit in our pockets.
Super-Big & Teeny-Tiny; Ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Bailey Kivett | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68P6
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Use your art like a magic spell to make everyday things super-big or teeny-tiny. We’ll learn to create large artworks that will show us how to see small things in new ways and we will shrink giant objects into small works of art that can fit in our pockets.
Box City: London Through the Looking Glass; Ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68A7
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Travel down the rabbit hole and create a cardboard version of jolly ol’ London with a wonderland twist! We’ll learn about the architectural traditions and the vibrant cultural melting pot of London’s many neighborhoods before building collaborative cardboard structures in small groups. Inspired by a Summer Youth Theater production of Alice in Wonderland, we’ll give our buildings a dream-like appearance and assemble our kid-sized cityscape in the Main Lobby for family, friends, and audiences to tour at the end of the week. (These structures may be too large to take home!)
Box City: London Through the Looking Glass; Ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Sydni William | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68P7
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Travel down the rabbit hole and create a cardboard version of jolly ol’ London with a wonderland twist! We’ll learn about the architectural traditions and the vibrant cultural melting pot of London’s many neighborhoods before building collaborative cardboard structures in small groups. Inspired by a Summer Youth Theater production of Alice in Wonderland, we’ll give our buildings a dream-like appearance and assemble our kid-sized cityscape in the Main Lobby for family, friends, and audiences to tour at the end of the week. (These structures may be too large to take home!)
Box City: London Through the Looking Glass; Ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Sydni William | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912P7
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Travel down the rabbit hole and create a cardboard version of jolly ol’ London with a wonderland twist! We’ll learn about the architectural traditions and the vibrant cultural melting pot of London’s many neighborhoods before building collaborative cardboard structures in small groups. Inspired by a Summer Youth Theater production of Alice in Wonderland, we’ll give our buildings a dream-like appearance and assemble our kid-sized cityscape in the Main Lobby for family, friends, and audiences to tour at the end of the week. (These structures may be too large to take home!)
Blended Arts: Prairie Power; ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY68A8
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
In this special camp, we will explore the beauty of prairie ecosystems through blended Dance and Visual Arts instruction. Campers will learn about the diverse plants and animals of the plains to make art and move our bodies inspired by prairie dogs, bison, meadowlarks, and more. At the end of the week, we’ll debut our grassland dances and artworks to our family and friends with a special performance.
Blended Arts: Praire Power; ages 9-12 AM[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY912A8
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
In this special camp, we will explore the beauty of prairie ecosystems through blended Dance and Visual Arts instruction. Campers will learn about the diverse plants and animals of the plains to make art and move our bodies inspired by prairie dogs, bison, meadowlarks, and more. At the end of the week, we’ll debut our grassland dances and artworks to our family and friends with a special performance.
Blended Arts: Prairie Power; ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Maeve Hilgers | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY68P8
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
In this special camp, we will explore the beauty of prairie ecosystems through blended Dance and Visual Arts instruction. Campers will learn about the diverse plants and animals of the North American plains to make art and move our bodies in ways inspired by prairie dogs, bison, meadowlarks, and more. At the end of the week, we’ll debut our grassland dances and artworks to our family and friends with a special performance.
Blended Arts: Prairie Power; ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Maeve Hilgers | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY912P8
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
In this special camp, we will explore the beauty of prairie ecosystems through blended Dance and Visual Arts instruction. Campers will learn about the diverse plants and animals of the North American plains to make art and move our bodies in ways inspired by prairie dogs, bison, meadowlarks, and more. At the end of the week, we’ll debut our grassland dances and artworks to our family and friends with a special performance.
Box City: London Through the Looking Glass; Ages 9-12 AM [24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912A7
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Travel down the rabbit hole and create a cardboard version of jolly ol’ London, England with a wonderland twist! We’ll learn about the architectural traditions and the vibrant cultural melting pot of London’s many neighborhoods before building collaborative cardboard structures in small groups. Inspired by an SYT production of Alice in Wonderland, we’ll give our buildings a dream-like appearance and assemble our kid-sized cityscape in the Main Lobby for family, friends, and Alice in Wonderland audiences to tour at the end of the week. (These structures may be too large to take home!)
Blended Arts: Level Up! Ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY912P4
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This blended arts camp will combine Performing and Visual Arts Instructions. We’ll press ‘start’ on our imaginations to make art and tell stories inspired by our favorite video games. Campers will make puppets, props, and more to level up our storytelling for a special performance for family and friends at the end of the week.

Fibers, Textiles & Sewing

Fiber Arts: Hand Dyed Patterns[24SU]
06/21/24 - 06/21/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Finn Finnerty | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTJFRIP3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Learn to create beautiful complex patterns on hand dyed fabric using simple twists, folds, and binding techniques inspired by historic Japanese shibori tradition.
Fiber Arts Grab Bag![24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 13 to 18 | Finn Finnerty | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTJP5
Members $90 | Non-Members $100
Get a taste of a variety of fiber arts techniques as we learn to dye fabric, create stamped textile designs, and assemble appliqué and embroidered motifs. We’ll bring it all together as we learn to use a sewing machine to create a simple bag using our fiber experiments.
Fiber Collage Figures[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Catherine Meihaus | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTJA7
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Draw inspiration from an exhibition in the gallery featuring artworks by Dallas, Texas-based artist Niki Dionne. We will explore mixed-media methods that combine fabrics, paint, yarn, and more. Students will learn to simply and stylize the figure to basic shapes that we will cut from reclaimed fabrics and assemble onto loose canvas. At the end of the week, we’ll learn to stretch and attach our fiber collages to wooden frames to make our figures ready for the wall.
Sewn Sculptures[24SU]
07/29/24 - 08/2/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Traci Bunkers | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTJP9
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Stitch and sew soft sculptures that combine machine sewing with hand stitching to make playful three-dimensional forms. We'll practice sewing simple forms and experiment with upcycling stuffed animals in a Frankenstein style to create wild new creatures.
Up-Cycled Fashions[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Finn Finnerty | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTBBP10
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Give those thrift stores new life in this camp that will teach you easy alteration and transformation techniques to make old stuff new. After scouring the racks at downtown thrift stores, we’ll learn simple hand stitching and how to use a sewing machine to make one-of-a-kind fashion statements.
Hand-Dyed Fabrics[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Kim Brook | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPP8
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Create one-of-a-kind designs on fabric with simple hand-dying techniques you can do at home. We’ll learn to make folded shibori patterns, use wax stamps to create Batique motifs, and dye in reverse using bleach. Each student will apply what we learn to produce pillowcases, wall hangings, upcycled fashions, and more.

Glass, Jewelry & Metals

Metals: Make a Ring[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 13 to 18 | Jules Sotomayor | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CYTJA5
Members $94.5 | Non-Members $105
Create a simple ring while learning to cut, shape, file, and polish your metal design.
Set Stone Jewelry[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Bailey Kivett | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTJP7
Members $144 | Non-Members $160
Create jewelry that showcases the beauty of natural stones. Students will select a stone to inspire their design, then learn to saw, file, sand, and polish metal to create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Our finished jewelry will be ready to wear on a chain or cord.

Mixed Media & Craft

Visual Journaling[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Rachel Downs-Doubrava | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPA7
Members $130.5 | Non-Members $145
Diary+Sketchbook+Scrapbook. Combine these artistic practices and take the idea of a journal to a whole new level in this camp that will encourage students to respond to artworks, nature, and the human experience. We will transform old books into new works of art by ripping, tearing, pasting, drawing, painting, and writing while expressing and depicting personal multi-media narratives.

Paper Arts & Printmaking

Screen Printing: Tees & Totes[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Alicia Kelly | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CYTPA6
Members $144 | Non-Members $160
Create your own t-shirts, totes and posters in this camp that will teach the foundations of screen printing. Students will experiment with hand-drawn stencils, color and design to create piles of prints and wearable works of art.
Cut-Ups & Cut-Outs: From Photo to Paper-Cut[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Alicia Kelly | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPP7
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Learn to create intricate cut-paper designs with an X-Acto knife in this camp that will provide first-hand insight into this unique art form with instruction from Lawrence cut-paper artist Alicia Kelly and Zoom conversations LAC exhibiting artist Rosa Leff. Each student will create an original, framed, cut-paper design inspired by investigative walks down Mass Street with our sketchbooks or cameras.
Draw + Print: Exploring Intaglio [24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | Sydni William | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPA4
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Apply your drawing skills to a historic printmaking method called intaglio. We’ll learn to incise detailed lines into metal copper plates using sharp etching needles and how to prepare our printing plates with ink before rolling them through a large printing press. Allowing us to reproduce our drawn image again and again!
Cyanotype: Printing with the Sun![24SU]
06/17/24 - 06/17/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO
Ages 13 to 18 | AnnaBelle Lee Withington | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPMONA3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Create prints with sunlight using a special cyanotype printmaking technique. We'll start in the print studio to prepare paper and fabrics with a photosensitive solution before heading outside to make prints with the power of the sun.
Printmaking: Painterly Prints[24SU]
06/18/24 - 06/18/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | TU
Ages 13 to 18 | Sydni William | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPTUEA3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Use the printing press to make one-of-a-kind painterly prints using a variety of simple techniques. We’ll experiment with stencils, reductive drawing, and loosely painted mark-making, to produce prints with depth and movement.
Screen Print Crash Course[24SU]
06/20/24 - 06/20/24, 1:30PM - 4:00PM | TH
Ages 13 to 18 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPTHRP3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Jump into screen-printing with this workshop that will encourage students to work collaboratively to create a design for printing onto tote bags and posters while learning the screen printing process from start to finish.
Printmaking: Stamps for Style[24SU]
06/21/24 - 06/21/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | FR
Ages 13 to 18 | AnnaBelle Lee Withington | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPFRIA3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Carve handmade stamps while learning the basics of relief printing to add your personal style to zippered pencil bags, iron-on patches, stickers, greeting cards, and more.
Printmaking: A Taste of Intaglio [24SU]
06/20/24 - 06/20/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | TH
Ages 13 to 18 | Sydni William | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPTHRA3
Members $40.5 | Non-Members $45
Get a taste of this traditional printmaking technique to reproduce your drawings again and again. We’ll learn to incise lines into plexiglass with a sharp point and use the printing press to create a stack of prints from of our designs.
Printmaking Possibilities[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 13 to 18 | AnnaBelle Lee Withington | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYTPA8
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Discover the many possibilities of printmaking in this camp that will teach you to make multiples using the printing press and more. We’ll learn to make loose monotypes, carve relief prints, and try our hand at screen printing. Before we begin we’ll visit Wonder Fair to soak in the immense collection of prints for inspiration.

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