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January 2019

Join the Ukulele Orchestra

January 7 @ 5:30 pm - April 29 @ 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 @ 6:30 pm - February 27 @ 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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FAMILY CLASSES | Family Pottery with Andrew Cho (winter)

January 12 @ 9:00 am - March 2 @ 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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Storybook Drama classes for Pre-K and Kindergarteners!

January 19 @ 10:30 am - May 4 @ 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 @ 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.…


Theatre and Dance for the Very Young: Goodnight Moon

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - January 27 @ 3:00 pm

January 24 | 6pm January 25 | 6pm January. 26 | 11am, 2pm & 6pm January 27 | 3pm $15 Adult/$12 Senior/$10 Student Proceeds from this performance support the Preschool/Kindergarten Financial Aid Fund Margaret Wise Brown’s classic story Goodnight Moon has been loved and passed down through the generations for more than 60 years. The bunny in the blue and white striped PJs wants to delay going to bed for as long as possible, so he says goodnight to every object…

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Tara Moorman

January 24 @ 7:00 pm

Tara Fisher Moorman was raised in a family of men and women who were always making something: building homes and furniture or designing clothes and beautiful quilts. Productivity was valued. Tara embraces their creative and artistic traditions. Her work is inspired by old family photographs and a desire to bring her ancestors and their stories to life. This work allows her to merge art with love of family, history, and storytelling. Her ancestors beckon her to keep working and sharing her…


February 2019


Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards 2019

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate Langston Hughes's’ birthday with a reading reception for Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award winners, complete with birthday cake and live music! Co-sponsored by The Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center, the award honors the work of Hughes, who spent his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. Each year, the award is given to two writers to encourage and support Douglas County residents who continue in Hughes’ tradition of portraying life experience through poetry and prose. This year, a one-time…


Souper Bowl Saturday!

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Lawrence Arts Center’s annual Souper Bowl Saturday is on its way again! We are gearing up for the event by making lots of beautiful ceramic bowls for you to choose from. This community event raises funds through the sale of handmade bowls and donated soups and bread. The bowls, $10 and up, come with complimentary soup and bread and the proceeds benefit the Arts Center's visual arts education programs. We are thankful for all of our artists, makers, and…


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