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School’s Out & Radical 80s Art is in!

When school is out, art is in! We base our School’s Out Workshops on our summer programming model, mixing performance and visual arts together to take a deep dive into a fun and engaging theme. Students participate in creative, project-based learning in both disciplines to create wondrous works of art in a lively and social … [more]

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A Full November in the School of Dance

Madeline’s Rescue was well attended.  Thanks to all who came out to see the show and support the Lawrence Ballet Theatre company!     We enjoyed having The Raven Bookstore on site to sell books from the Madeline series. LBT parents did a fantastic job working the concessions table and taking over some of the … [more]

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Performing Arts this November: Snow Queen, SYT 2020, and More!

It’s time for a big winter announcement! The Snow Queen is coming February 21, 22, 28, and 29! Join us for a brand new collaboration between Performing Arts & the School of Dance as the Lawrence Arts Center revives the history and inspiring story of the Snow Queen through dance, song, and live orchestration. Based … [more]

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Back By Popular Demand: Creative classes for 2 to 8 year olds

We are very excited to announce that we have added two additional Coloring Outside the Lines classes to our fall program. If you have a 2 or 3 year old and would like to take our 4 week adult/child art exploration class, enroll now before it’s too late! Classes start November 15th and run through December … [more]

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From Pumpkins to Poinsettias

In the arts based early education program, seasons are marked by spontaneous encounters with nature as well as highly anticipated organized outings. Our annual trip to Pendleton’s Country Market is a little bit of both! In the past, littles, families and teachers enjoyed picking pumpkins, diving in corn, as well as the occasional unexpected delight … [more]

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Happy Halloween from the School of Dance

No Dance Classes after 12 pm on October 31, 2019. Be safe, be spooky and make it great! Enjoy the evening! Classes will resume, as usual, on Friday, November 1. Happy Halloween from the School of Dance

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Souper Bowl Preparations Are in Full Swing

Souper Bowl may not be until February, but the preparation begins many months before. It takes a village, aka an amazing team of ceramic artists, to create enough bowls to pull off this annual favorite event. On February 1, the day before everyone turns their attention to football, hundreds will come through our doors to buy … [more]

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Madeline Will Rescue Your Heart

Madeline has been described as charmingly impetuous, irrepressible, mischievous, and precocious. She may have been the smallest of the 12 little girls in two straight lines, but she certainly was the feistiest. Wearing their flat sailor hats and identical coats, Madeline’s unnamed classmates all look alike except for their hair. But Madeline stands out, not … [more]

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Arts Center to Host Integrated Dance Education Opportunities by AXIS Dance Company

The Lawrence Arts Center is proud to welcome AXIS Dance Company, a nationally acclaimed ensemble of disabled and non-disabled performers, to lead two public events on November 11th. In addition to their artistic performance program, AXIS Dance Company builds access to dance education for people of all ages with and without disabilities. The Company has received seven … [more]

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stARTup has started up!

For the last three years, the Lawrence Arts Center has been running a program for high school students that connects professional skills to studio practices. StARTup is a program for high school artists looking to take their art to a professional level. They work on studio practices to make pieces missing from their portfolio and … [more]