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Adult Arts: More to Explore in November!

The weather feels like winter but we still have some amazing classes starting in November- both virtual and in-person. Find your voice through blogging or create your own holiday decorations. Express yourself with us and enroll today! Blogging for Beginners with Amy Hund (Virtual) Thursday, November 5 – December 3, 7 pm – 9 pm … [more]


Art is for everyone. Art is for everywhere.

When Katie Aldritt asked her youth drawing and painting students what they looked forward to most when things returned to “normal” she wasn’t sure what to expect–drawings of friends in school, going to the movies, a trip to the library, perhaps. What she received were drawings of the “Red Dancer,” the downtown landmark sculpture that … [more]


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]


Photo of Or, The Whale.

‘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]


A person holds up her hand as purple lights sine on her.

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]


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]


Watercolor painting

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]


Dance Parties Offer Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family

Locked in the house with nowhere to get your groove on? Have a house full of toddlers with energy to spare? Looking for a dance party with all the fun but none of the germs? Join us at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and find a party to fit your needs! This month the Lawrence Arts … [more]


Two pieces of pottery.

Artist in Residence Shares Love of Ceramics with Students

Ashlyn Pope was an artist from the start. But while her mother reports that it was a pencil and paper that originally drew her in, Ashlyn says it was the finicky nature of ceramics that captured her heart. “I was drawn to clay once in college when the first piece I ever made fell apart,” … [more]


Art supplies on a table.

Adult Arts: The New Kits on the Block

We’ve got the right stuff – in our new kits for Drawing Lawrence, and Hand Lettering! Drawing Lawrence with Kent Smith Friday, September 11 – October 30, 10:00AM – 12:00PM Students will be encouraged to venture out to various landmarks in Lawrence to draw and sketch the character of each place. The instructor will work with … [more]