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Too Cool For School? Enroll in a Middle or High School School’s Out Day

Here at the LAC, we’re pretty extra. Extracurricular, that is! Don’t roll your eyes just yet; from our joint STEAM project with Boys and Girls Club to our Creative Youth Development programs HANG12 and stARTup, we strive to provide quality humanities after school programming to foster creativity, analytical skills, and professional development. Did you know … Continued


Lawrence Arts Center Collaborates with Zinn Writers in Residence

Mercedes Lucero and Alex Kimball Williams visit with educators at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School   Zinn Writers in Residence: In memory of their daughter Rebecca, a gifted poet and lifelong writer, Dick and Diane Zinn support a Writer in Residence each year at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, connecting 7th grade students with inspiring regional … Continued


Gift a Class and Make it a Local Handmade Holiday!

Teaching Artist and screenprint instructor Alicia Kelly’s holiday card   Looking for that perfect last minute local gift, but would rather not leave the warmth and safety of a flickering Netflix marathon? Why compromise? Enrollment in a Winter/Spring class at the Lawrence Arts Center makes the perfect surprise, and with online and phone registration options, … Continued


December Events in Youth Visual Arts

Detail from Serotonin Vision Quest, intaglio print, by Artist in Residence Johanna Winters Hang 12 and Johanna Winters Collaborate with USD 497: In November, Artist in Residence Joanna Winters guided high school art students in developing an edition of prints inspired by techniques from her studio and participants’ personal struggles. Opening Friday, November 30th, works from the … Continued


Art-a-cadabra: Elementary Illusionists

While the fall semester is drawing to a close, there’s still an opportunity for a week of after-school fun in the STEAM education class Illusionists. Running from Monday, December 5th to Thursday, December 9th, elementary school students will conjure an array of arts-based activities from optical tricks to performative feats. We’ll be pulling rabbits out … Continued


Boys and Girls Club Break the Internet

The Art Hawks behind the thearthawk.weebly.com were a group of 20 1st-5th graders that are part of the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence. Teaching Artists Leah Towle and Ashley Russell visited them for a week, and then they came to work at the Lawrence Arts Center for the following two weeks for “Break the Internet.” The … Continued


Youth Visual Arts News for November!

November 2018 Hello My Fellow Radicals, Yes, you are radical in so many ways, whether through your practice of the arts, as loving parents and caretakers, or as participants in our community. Today I am speaking directly to your involvement in out-of-school education. I truly believe that learning doesn’t stop when the last school bell … Continued


2019 Winter/ Spring Catalog Out Now

  Want to keep up on everything Lawrence Arts Center, from gallery events like A Cat-temporary Exhibition: Indifferent Affection to Youth and Adult Classes in Visual Arts, Dance, Performance, and Early Childhood Education? Look no further! Our 2019 Winter/ Spring catalog (cat-alog?) will be hitting mailboxes in early November and is available now online! Browse … Continued


New! Bring a Buddy Discount Available for Fall Second Session Youth Classes

The second round of our fall Youth Visual Arts classes are quickly approaching, with many beginning the week of October 21st. These six-week sessions, weeklong ARTspace STEAM intensives, and School’s Out camps are a great opportunity to learn a new skill, develop after-school creative interests, and above all, meet new friends. To celebrate, we’re offering … Continued


Illuminated Arts: Get Your Glow On!

Calling all creatures of the night! What do jack-o-lanterns, bioluminescent jellyfish, a Doors poster, and the Lawrence Arts Center have in common? They all glow in the dark! After the Autumn Equinox on September 22nd, we’re going be spending more of our active time after sundown. But don’t despair! The mad scientists of the Lawrence … Continued