See it, try it!
Welcome to Art On Demand, the Lawrence Arts Center’s access to
Field Trips, Workshops, or both put together.
Free field trips are available from 9 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday. Field trips outside of our regular hours will be charged a fee.
Workshops take place in Arts Center studios for one hour and are $5/student for public organizations, $10/student for private groups and parties. Workshops On Demand can be paired with a Field Trip to create a longer, more in-depth experience. Workshops can be scheduled any day of the week, from 9am to 7pm.
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Field Trips on Demand
Choose which type of field trip experience you would like from the options below.
Use the building and gallery spaces in combination to work with friends and on your own to connect art-making to art showing. Activities may include Gallery I-Spy, make a mini gallery, guided sketching and art-making, and more.
Walk through our dance, performing, and visual arts studios learning about all the different types of art along the way. See where artists work.
Take a guided tour through our galleries and experience art by observation and conversation. A docent will provide background information, intriguing questions, and objectives to students as they experience artwork in our three primary galleries and one community gallery.
Explore our main theater to get a glimpse into the inner workings of our main stage and backstage areas. Get a sneak-peek of our costume shop, scene shop, props storage, dressing rooms, lighting grid, and fly rails. Get ready for hands on performance and movement activities.
Workshops on Demand
Work in the studios with professional teaching artists to create projects in different mediums. Whether you are setting this up for a special group experience or a private party, these workshops are a wonderful, art-making experience for youth to feel successful and creative. Many workshops can earn a badge for Scout troops; just look for workshops that include BADGE READY! in the listing. Additionally, many of our Workshops connect directly to the exhibits in the gallery; feel free to connect a gallery tour or critique before or after your scheduled workshop.
ART GAMES TOUR // Use the building and gallery spaces in combination to work with friends and on your own to connect art-making to art showing. Activities may include Gallery I-Spy, make a mini gallery, guided sketching and art-making, and more. (Min 10/Max 60, Ages 5-18)
ACRYLIC PAINTING // Use acrylic paint in a fun and colorful workshop that will produce your own painting. (Min 10/Max 25, Ages 5-18) BADGE READY!
BUTTON MAKING // Make drawings that can be pressed in a button maker to create your own mini wearable art. (Min 10/Max 30, Ages 5-18)
MARK-MAKING: EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING // In this fun and engaging drawing workshop, use several fun and strange mark-making methods to create art. (Min 10/Max 25, Ages 5-18)
REALISTIC ILLUSTRATION BASICS // Use a variety of observational drawing exercises to start a foundation for drawing realistically. (Min 10/Max 25, Ages 8-18) BADGE READY!
MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE // Create a fun and whimsical mini-sculpture out of a variety of materials. (Min 10/Max 25, Ages 5-18) BADGE READY!
PHOTOSHOP FOR ARTISTS // Learn how Photoshop works to manipulate a photo with filters, color, and other digital effects. (Min 10/Max 12, Ages 8-18) BADGE READY!
DIGITAL ANIMATION // Work in our Digital Lab to make a basic digital illustration using software. (Min 10/Max 12, Ages 8-18) BADGE READY!
DIGITAL PAINTING // Use digital tablets and Photoshop to work on a digital drawing. (Min 10/Max 12, Ages 8-18) BADGE READY!
PRINTMAKING POSTERS AND CARDS // Use relief printing to turn your artwork into multiples on paper, posters, stickers, or another 2D media. (Min 10/Max 30, Ages 5-18)
SCREENPRINT T-SHIRTS // Go through the full experience of bringing drawings to print as you make a collaborative illustration, burn a screen, and print on t-shirts. Bring your own light colored shirt. (Min 10/Max 20, Ages 8-18)
WATERCOLOR PAINTING // Wash your paper with vibrant color as you learn how to control and create with watercolors. (Min 10/Max 25, Ages 5-18) BADGE READY!
GALLERY TOUR // Take a guided tour through our galleries and experience art by observation and conversation. A docent will provide background information, intriguing questions, and objectives throughout our three primary galleries and one community gallery. (Min 10/Max 60, Ages 5-18)
DECORATIVE GLAZING // Learn the basics of glazing as you embellish a piece of functional pottery to be fired in our kiln. (Min 10/Max 25, Ages 5-18)
CLAY HANDBUILDING // Learn the basics of clay handbuilding and make a small, ceramic sculpture to be fired in our kiln. (Min 10/Max 25, Ages 5-18) BADGE READY!
THROW ON THE WHEEL CRASH COURSE // A process based workshop that shows you how to throw on the potter’s wheel from start to finish. Although you might not nail it during this short workshop, you’ll want to come back for more! (Min 10/Max 15, Ages 8-18)
PERFORMING ARTS TOUR // Split time between backstage and the main stage as you learn about Theater productions through hands-on performance and movement activities. (Min 10/Max 60, Ages 5-18)
IMPROV GAMES // Explore on-the-spot collaboration and imagination through hilarious improvisation games! (Min 10/Max 30, Ages 5-18)
PLAY-IN-A-DAY // Create your own characters, setting, and storyline in a single hour through fast decision making and wacky world building. (Min 10/Max 30, Ages 5-13)
COMEDY WITH SHAKESPEARE // Create your own jokes, insults, and characters by mixing modern day hilarity with the rules of Shakespeare. (Min 10, Max 30, Ages 8-18)