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Adult Visual Arts: Private Lessons with your Favorite Teachers

Private lessons are a great way to keep you flexing those art muscles, and they are affordable too! Most lessons are $36/hour of instruction, and you can schedule them on your own time. Students age 14 and up are welcome unless otherwise noted. Check out our instructors and the mediums offered: Teacher Virtual or In-person … [more]


‘Moby-Dick’ Scholar to Join Artist of Life-Size Whale in Virtual Talk on Friday | LJW

By Lauren Fox on September 23, 2020 The artist of a life-size scratchboard whale and a “Moby-Dick” scholar will come together in a virtual conversation Friday night through the Lawrence Arts Center. Jos Sances’ piece “Or, The Whale” currently occupies an entire wall of the art center’s large gallery. In August, the Journal-World interviewed Sances about his … [more]


Youth Visual Arts in Full Swing this Fall

Happy first day of fall! Here at the Lawrence Arts Center we have just finished up our second week of fall youth classes. Times are crazy right now, but here in the studios we are trying to slow it down and nurture the creative process within our young people. More than ever, kids need a … [more]


We’re hiring an Americorps VISTA Virtual Education Coordinator

Goal of the Project: The Virtual Education Coordinator VISTA member will increase access to arts and STEM programming for youth in Lawrence and throughout the state by migrating the Lawrence Arts Center’s Creative Laboratory curriculum to a permanent virtual space. This, in tandem with organizing a virtual STEAM Educators Conference in the Spring of 2021, … [more]


LIVE Inside the Early Childhood Classroom

We’re having lots of fun these days broadcasting live experiences, and this week, we brought you inside the Early Childhood classroom for some spontaneous creative play! Miss Linda & Miss Andria kept us entertained with some delightful ‘out of the box’ adventures and showed us fun projects to do at home with easy-to-find materials. Tearing … [more]


Adult Visual Arts: Something for everyone in October!

This October we have a line-up that will knock your socks off! Dip your fingers into some clay, make your own holiday cards, get your stitch-fix, cook a delicious dinner, get the most out of your photos, find power in your words, or adorn yourself with fabulous jewelry. We have something for everyone, so enroll … [more]


Early Childhood Education Program Starts the School Year Safely & Creatively!

The 2020-21 school year in the arts based preschool and kindergarten programs is off and running with new health and safety regulations in place. Class sizes and durations may be shorter, but creative play is still front and center of this groundbreaking curriculum. “We had a gloomy weather week last week, but that didn’t put … [more]


The Nutcracker outside of the Lawrence Arts Center

We’ll see you in 2021 for The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet

With careful consideration for our common health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lawrence Arts Center has joined the ranks of dance companies across the nation in making the difficult decision to put on hold our seasonal holiday production. The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet is one of Lawrence’s preeminent annual performances, as well as … [more]


Printmaking Artist in Residence Shares Love of Craft in Fall Class

Dayon Royster loves sharing everything he knows about printmaking. One of two artists in residence this year at the Lawrence Arts Center, Dayon has been teaching printmaking for several years, beginning as a graduate Student at the University of Iowa. Dayon has said that, “Because printmaking is so process-based, I get a lot of questions … [more]


Join Regional Artist Jessica Belangee for an Introduction to Water Media

Instructor Jessica Belangee grew up among the flora and fauna of the rural Midwest. Using gathered organic elements that she collected and examined, Jessica learned an appreciation of the intricacies of flowers and fungi alike. As an undergrad at Southern Illinois University and a graduate student at KU, Jessica studied painting, where she discovered that … [more]