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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


Elementary Ceramics-Mudpie Madness Enrolling Now

We’ve been dusting up a storm to prepare our ceramics studio for October’s 2018 Ceramics Symposium and to celebrate we’re offering clay options galore in our fall programming. We haven’t forgotten the little ones!  Children in grades 1 through 5 can explore the basics of handbuilt forms with local artist and ceramicist extraordinaire  Andrew Cho in Mudpie … Continued


Fall Family Class Offerings

Looking for something to do as a family this fall? Throughout the year, we offer a number of classes that focus on working in the studio as a team. These six-week classes help you bring the mess out of your home studio (kitchen table?) and into the Arts Center for one night a week. Here … Continued


Youth art classes for fall: we’re so excited!

September 2018 Hello Friends, Breathe. You made it! The heat is diminishing. The kids are back at school. The uncertainty (also read as adventure) of summer is over.  So, now what? After running over 100 classes this summer that change each week and offer a multitude of surprises, I know I’m more than ready to … Continued



STEAM Reimagined: New Fall Elementary Classes

STEAM Reimagined Programs Enrolling Now! Recycling household materials into kites, inspiring  theatrical productions with entomology, animating memes, exploring the science behind magic shows, and printing with photosensitive stencils are just a few of the activities featured in our upcoming fall Artspace STEAM program. Starting in September, these classes for elementary students have been reimagined as … Continued


Neal Barbour Named White-Riley-Peterson Fellow

The Lawrence Arts Center is happy to announce that our Director of Youth Education, Neal Barbour, has been selected as a 2018- 2019 White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellow! This ten-month fellowship, beginning in October, will bring together 16 national professionals in the field of afterschool and expanded public programming to initiate changes in statewide policies. Neal will … Continued


ART BEAT: Inventor Girls Become Inventor Women

I remember when Lauri invented the talking crosswalk, though I forget what she called it. This was still several years before accessible pedestrian signals were omnipresent. Lauri was in fifth grade when I was in fourth, and that year at the school Invention Fair she came out with an idea for a crosswalk sign that … Continued