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Artist-In-Residence Dayon Royster Shares Insights into Printmaking & His Work

Step inside the print studio to see Artist-in-Residence Dayon Royster at work! Last weekend, Royster presented a free virtual demonstration via Zoom and the recording is now available for those who missed it. Through conversation with Adult Education Director Kyla Strid and questions from participants, he discusses tips, thematic connections, and even shares some pieces … [more]


Artist Follow Up: Abigail Smithson and What Basketball Means to Lawrence

In February 2020 the Arts Center hosted project-based resident Abigail Smithson. During her stay in Lawrence, Smithson’s exhibit, The Need for a New Game, showed at the Explore Lawrence visitor center downtown. At the time, Smithson was also preparing an episode for her podcast, Dear Adam Silver. Episode 70, What Basketball Means to Lawrence, KS, … [more]


Adult Arts: New Ceramics Class Hand Building from Home

Spots are filling up fast in our ceramics classes so we are excited to announce a new course offering, Hand Building from Home with Shantel Wright! This will be a virtual class, tailored toward students’ interests and ability levels. Class starts Saturday, January 16th, and there are 12 spots available. Enroll today!  ENROLL NOW!


New Cat Totes Make Make Purrfect Valentine’s Gifts

Looking for a gift for someone who has been swept away by the magic of our Kitty City exhibit? Or maybe you need a stylish new bag for those winter art supplies… Well, stretch those paws and sharpen your claws because these charming totes designed by Katie Alldritt and printed by Matthew Willie Garcia are … [more]


Adult Arts: Intro to Digital Photography Show and Tell!

Ann Dean’s student may be beginners, but the quality of their work is nothing less than incredible! Ann has shared the works of her most recent Intro to Digital Photography students through this online gallery in Zenfolio. A fabulous artist and teacher, Ann loves to help her students learn to get the most out their … [more]


Adult Arts: Classes start next week, enroll today!

Classes start next week, and slots are filling up fast! But don’t fret, there is still time to enroll. If you’re looking for something new and different, check out this stellar lineup! Sunday, January 10th Open Model with Jeff Ridgway, In-Person Monday, January 11th Ceramic Jewelry with Kyla Strid, Virtual Intro to Digital Photography with … [more]


Adult Arts: Get in Line for our Drawing and Painting classes!

Early enrollment for our winter session classes ends December 20th. Don’t miss out, and get a $10 discount when you enroll now! We have drawing and painting courses to fit all types of learners at the Lawrence Arts Center. Check out the classes that are on our holiday list, give the gift of art, and … [more]


Silkscreen Demonstration Rescheduled for January 9

Due to weather conditions on Dayon Royster’s travel route, the December 12 Free Virtual Silkscreen Demonstration has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 9th at 2:30pm. If you have already registered for the event, your registration will automatically carry over to the new date. If you haven’t signed up, register here! We apologize for any inconvenience … [more]


Adult Education: Get to Know the Paper Arts!

Dayon Royster, our Printmaking Artist-in-Residence, is giving a free demonstration at 2:30 pm Saturday, December 12. Get to know all about printmaking and Dayon’s process! If it captures your imagination, enroll in a printmaking class by December 20 and receive a $10 discount! Check out our available courses for the winter and spring sessions: Intaglio … [more]


Artist-in-Residence Ashlyn Pope Shares Process, Craft, & Stories

Last Wednesday, the community was treated to a free virtual cup-making demonstration by multi-talented Artist-in-Residence Ashlyn Pope. Her talk was informative, entertaining and inspirational – covering not only the process of making cups, but her cultural background and the themes present in her work. And if you missed it, we have you covered! You can … [more]