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The Summer Catalog is now online!

The summer catalogs are now available at the front desk and set to hit mailboxes in Lawrence this week. In the meantime, please click here to enjoy our digital copy and let the summer planning begin! 


March Madness is Adult Visual Arts

Have You Seen Our New Writing Classroom? Believe your eyes! If you haven’t visited our lower lobby lately, you may have missed the Think Tank, our new writing classroom. With a roster of spring writing classes in poetry and prose, we’re thrilled to have a dedicated space for the craft, and are looking forward to … Continued


Ish & Thumbelina Photo Gallery

We are just a day away from opening night of the Dance Double Feature: Ish and Thumbelina! Talented photographer Ann Dean stopped by to capture some of the magical moments of the modern Ish and the classical Thumbelina. Take a peek at some of the incredible performers from The School of Dance and join us … Continued


Celebrate Artist INC Live Lawrence 2019 with Slide Slam!

After eight intensive weeks of professional development, our Artist INC Live Lawrence participants are ready to celebrate! Our graduating fellows, a diverse group of practicing artists across the disciplines of visual arts, performance, and music, will present their final project, Slide Slam talks at the Cider Gallery. This lively presentation format is fast-paced and fun. Come … Continued


Early Ed Talks: Social/Emotional Skills

About our guest blogger… Rudi Monson’s daughter is currently in her second year of preschool at the Lawrence Arts Center. Her older daughter spent three years in the Arts Center’s Early Childhood Education program, including kindergarten. Rudi holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Middle School Education from the University of Kansas, and a master’s in Curriculum … Continued


Writes of Spring: New Writing Classroom, New Classes!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new writing classroom, and to celebrate, we’re adding more writing classes to our roster than ever before! Our own Jackie Hedeman will teach Not-So-Secret Selves: Writing Real Life! Jackie describes herself as a “writer, audience member, chocolate chip cookie connoisseur, spy.” We describe her as our grant writer, … Continued


Spring is busting out all over in the School of Dance!

This Month in the School of Dance! March 8 & 9 | Spring Double Dance Feature Presents Ish (modern) and Thumbelina (ballet) The School of Dance presents two original dance productions based on two fantastic stories. Ish, a modern dance feature, is based on the book by Peter H. Reynolds which tells the story of two … Continued


March 25-30: Class Observation Week at the School of Dance

Observe dance classes at the School of Dance and Studio 720! Hosted each semester, our Class Observation Week is an opportunity for students and instructors to share the classroom experience with interested parents. Class Observation Week is open to parents, family members, and friends; however, seating is limited. We encourage observers to arrive a few minutes early … Continued


March 11-17: Spring Break at the School of Dance

The School of Dance will not hold classes during Spring Break from March 11 through March 17. The Lawrence Arts Center building and galleries will remain open. Check out the Arts Center’s calendar for event info. Classes will resume on Monday, March 18. Happy Spring Break!


Call For Entries: “Art Madness”

Calling All Arts Center Artists: It’s Art Madness! What is Art Madness? Art Madness aims to be a celebration of Lawrence Arts Center student and instructor success. On March 2nd, we will be turning the Arts Center into a one-night gallery extravaganza. Students of all ages, instructors, and all family and friends are invited to … Continued