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January 2019


January 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Calling Actors, Singers, and Dancers ages 8 and up! After running away from the orphanage run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, Oliver meets the Artful Dodger and is recruited to pick pockets for Fagin. There, Oliver finds a friend in Nancy, but neither she nor the boy is fit for a life of crime.   Auditions: Saturday, January 5 ON THE MAIN STAGE! 9:30am:  8-9 year olds 11:00am:  10-12 year olds 1:00pm:  13-15 year olds 2:30pm:  16-18 year olds 3:30pm:…


AUDITION Ish and Thumbelina

January 5, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 2:45 pm

IN THE BLACK BOX! Ish (spring modern production) directed by Amanda Pintore This is an audition for lead roles only. Dancers in Contemporary I-III and Modern I-II classes are automatically cast in this production. Dancers who would like a leading role, to be rehearsed outside of class, should attend the audition time listed. Audition Time: Saturday, January 5, 9:45 AM Please arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time in appropriate dance attire and ready to move. Rehearsals: Dancers enrolled in…


Join the Ukulele Orchestra!

January 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - April 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Work as a group to create comic, vibrant ukulele performances in an orchestral setting. We’ll sing and play pop, rock, and vintage favorites as well as write our own songs. You will need your own ukulele and to feel somewhat comfortable with strumming and basic chords.

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FEATURED CLASS: Runaway Puppets with Johanna Winters

January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - February 27, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

Wednesdays, January 9 through February 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm $175 (members $157.50)   In this class, students will collaborate with the Lawrence Arts Center Performing Arts department to construct large-scale, wearable masks and sculptures for the spring production of The Runaway Orchestra, an original work by Ric Averill. Through an exploration of puppetry, caricature, and costume design, students will gain experience in constructing wearable sculpture for a theatrical production.   2018/19 Printmaking Artist in Residence Johanna Winters hails from Minneapolis, MN, where…

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FEATURED CLASS: Social Stitchery with Ben Wills

January 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Fridays, January 11 through February 15 from 10 am to 12 pm FREE! Join us for free crochet and knitting lessons. We’ll start with creating samples, which will be turned into scarves and donated to Bert Nash to help the homeless. All yarn and tools are provided. This project combines learning a new craft with the gift of warmth for someone in need. Please call the front desk at 785-843-2787 to enroll in this free class.   Benjamin Wills is…



FAMILY CLASSES | Family Pottery with Andrew Cho (winter)

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am

Parents and children work together to make imaginative clay projects on the wheel and with their hands. Enrollment fee covers one parent and one child.   Andrew Cho is a ceramist who draws on ceramic vessels. Drawings exist in an imagined space. Forms and depths are illusions in the mind of the viewer, while objects exist in actual space, taking up room and displacing things around them. Andrew Cho's work uses the tension between these two types of space to address…

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January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Show up, do art. Use fashion to communicate time period and identity. Alter your ego through wearable constructions inspired by historical art and contemporary artists. Our free family programs take place every second Saturday and fourth Wednesday of each month, offering interactive visits through the galleries and arts activities inspired by exhibiting artists. All ages are welcome, so bring your whole family to get creative. No registration required — just come join us!



Storybook Drama classes for Pre-K and Kindergarteners!

January 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - May 4, 2019 @ 10:30 pm

Storybook Drama is ideal for a child's first theatre class experience. Winter enrollment opens November 18.   You Must Wear a Hat! Kayla Sandusky We will act out and explore Simon Phillip's book, You Must Wear a Hat!, where a child and his cool collection of animal friends work together to attend a most fabulous hat party. WI-AYZ156: 1/19, SA, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM, $15 ($13.50) Not All Princesses Wear Pink Kayla Sandusky We will act out and explore Jane Yolen's…




January 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Show up, do art. Exhibition walkthrough featuring watercolor and photographic works by Tara Moorman. Art can act as a record keeper of both chronological and emotional histories. Join us in writing exercises that connect story to composition through collaborative poetry.  Our free family programs take place every second Saturday and fourth Wednesday of each month, offering interactive visits through the galleries and arts activities inspired by exhibiting artists. All ages are welcome, so bring your whole family to get creative.…


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