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February 2019

Open Enrollment for Arts-Based Preschool & Kindergarten

February 9 @ 9:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm

FALL 2019 ENROLLMENT BEGINS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019   Linda Reimond Arts-Based Preschool 33 years inspiring children. 33 years encouraging a lifetime love of learning. The Lawrence Arts Center’s Arts-Based Preschool offers a creative approach to early education. The preschool provides social, motor, and creative experiences within an award-winning curriculum. The program includes music, creative movement, sculpture, painting, drama, drawing, and opportunities to work with visiting artists alongside experienced early education specialists. This caring, thoughtful early educational environment nurtures creative…

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March 2019

$189

FAMILY CLASSES | Family Clay Sculpture with Traci Bunkers

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - May 7 @ 5:30 pm

Together parents and children learn the basics of hand-building with clay to create functional and whimsical pieces. Sculpt, fire, glaze, and embellish fun and fantastical future family heirlooms. Enrollment fee covers one family member and one child.   Traci Bunkers, author of The Art Journal Workshop, Print & Stamp Lab, and Print It!, is a passionate mixed-media & fiber artist who loves rusty things, glitter glue, old books to cut up, and cheap cameras. Making her own books and art…

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$189

FAMILY CLASSES | Family Printmaking with Brandon Keenan

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - May 7 @ 5:30 pm

Parents and children work together to carve blocks, roll ink, and make multiples on fabric and paper. Enrollment fee covers one parent and one child.   Brandon Keenan graduated from the University of Kansas in 2017 with BFAs in Visual Art and History of Art. While his early studies focused mostly on various types of printmaking, during his last year of undergrad he worked mostly with painting and installation. Keenan’s work focuses on memories, questions of their reliability and how…

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$204

FAMILY CLASSES | Family Pottery with Andrew Cho (spring)

March 23 @ 9:00 am - May 11 @ 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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FREE FAMILY ART EXPERIENCES | I Spy: Gallery Edition

March 27 @ 3:00 pm

Show up, do art. Our galleries will be overflowing with work in all mediums, from a phenomenal array of artists, for our annual Benefit Art Auction Exhibition. Join us for an afternoon of “I Spy” challenges, Arts Center style! Our free family programs offer 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!

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April 2019

INSIGHT Art Talk: Benefit Art Auction Exhibition Selected Artists

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Benefit Art Auction artists Matt Burke, Judith G. Levy, Angie Pickman and Rick Stein will talk about their work in this year's exhibition. Meet the artists, browse the galleries, and bid on original art on a beautiful spring evening! INSIGHT Art Talks are free, open to the public and made possible by support from Truity Credit Union.

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The Runaway Orchestra

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - April 7 @ 6:00 pm

April 5 | 6pm April 6 | 2pm & 6pm April 7 | 3pm $15 Adult/$12 Senior/$10 Student Puppetry, Classical Neo-Romantic Music, Story, Dance, and Lights all blend to introduce young people to the instruments and families of the orchestra. There is to be a new Conductor for the Orchestra and the Violin, Clarinet, Tuba, and Snare Drum aren’t about to stand for it, so off they go into the big city. While there, they are split up and troubles…

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Theatre and Dance for the Very Young: Baby Disco

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

April 6 | 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 4pm Get ready to move and groove in our brand new dance party designed specifically for very young children. Designed in our Play Lab series, all of the music and decorations were created with children as artistic partners in the process. Join us for glow paint, disco balls, snacks, live music, and an open dance floor just for you and your young person! Join us for our Play Lab series, a research-based space for…

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Arts-Based Kindergarten & Preschool Exhibitions

April 14 @ 9:00 am - April 21 @ 9:00 pm

Linda Reimond Preschool Exhibition This exhibit features works from preschool students at the Lawrence Arts Center. Illuminating the roots of imagination through fearless creativity, this exhibit offers a rare and inspiring glimpse of the origin of ingenuity and inspiration. Arts Center preschoolers have the opportunity to work with professional artists, actors, dancers, and musicians, attend performances, and create in the studios. Creative confidence and innovative skills are clear in the work of these very young students Kelly Galloway Kindergarten Exhibition Piloted…

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