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Adult Arts: Natural Dyeing Fabrics Workshop

In Natural Dyeing Fabrics, students will be exploring indigo dyeing with a natural fructose vat and bundle dyeing, a technique that transfers common natural dye materials like marigold flowers and onion skins onto mordanted fabrics. In this class we will learn natural dye terminology, ways to prepare your fabric for the best results, as well … [more]


Adult Arts: Summer Workshops

In addition to our new Summer Sampler Series, we are also offering several short one- and two-day workshops! If you are short on time, you can still get your art fix with your favorite teachers. We hope to hold these classes in person, while implementing health and safety measures. We will be limiting the class … [more]


Adult Arts: Summer Sampler Series

Come unleash your inner artist or simply try something new with our Summer Sampler Series! Classes include jewelry, ceramics, drawing, writing, and fiber arts. With our new health and safety measures in place, we hope to hold these classes in person. To make things as safe as possible we are limiting class sizes and will … [more]


Lawrence Arts Center Facility Disinfected Continually Using State-of-the-Art Technology

During our building closure, facility maintenance staff have installed a new cleaning system to provide fast and safe sanitizing with no toxins! This technology keeps our building clean and healthy while leaving only water and oxygen behind. How it works: Oxygen from the air is safely turned into ozone, then infused into ordinary cold tap water. Ozone is attracted to … [more]


A tote bag and t-shirt feature a screen printed graphic.

Adult Arts: Tees, Totes, Baskets, Vases, and Planters, Oh My!

Pre-ordered T-shirts and tote bags will be available for pickup starting July 6th! They turned out beautifully and feature our new summer logo designed by local artist Alicia Kelly. If you missed the order deadline, do not fret. We’ve got you covered! We have a limited supply of extra T-shirts and tote bags available for … [more]


Adult Arts Feature Teacher: Life Lessons with Jeff Ridgway

Jeff Ridgway has been at the Lawrence Arts Center since 1993, making him one of our longest-teaching instructors. With his legendary sense of humor, Ridgway is student favorite. Ridgway enjoys teaching drawing, but he sees the process as more than simply utilizing a medium to create an image. “Anatomy and life drawing help us to … [more]


Adult Arts: June Newsletter

Summer is here and so is our new catalog with a mix of virtual and on-site classes in accordance with Douglas County Health and Safety Guidelines. To learn more about how we are adapting, check out our phased re-opening plan here. Important Dates: June 1 | Summer Session starts June 3 | Dear Lawrence: Freedom … [more]


A tote bag and t-shirt feature a screen printed graphic.

Totes and Tees: Order by June 18th & Pick-up Starting July 6th

Love the Lawrence Arts Center and want to show your support for the arts? You can now purchase tote bags or T-shirts with our official summer logo designed by local artist Alicia Kelly. Tote bags: $12  ORDER NOW! T-Shirts: $20 Sizes: Adult XS to 4XL in Crew neck / XS-3XL in V-neck. *Shirts may shrink … [more]


March for George Floyd in Downtown Lawrence

Dear Lawrence: Freedom and Protest

Dear Lawrence, We want to know what freedom means to you. Current events, from COVID to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Tony McDade, have brought into focus the inequity that Americans still face. One way that “we the people” can rise up against injustice is to assert our right to … [more]


Four people participating in a zoom meeting for a photography class.

Adult Arts Photography with Ann Dean: Simply the Best!

Lawrence Arts Center Teaching Artist Ann Dean was honored with the Best of Lawrence: Artist Working in Photography or Digital Images title in 2018 and 2019. Recently, Ann has been announced as a returning finalist in the 2020 Best of Lawrence Awards!  At the Lawrence Arts Center, we feel lucky to have Ann as a … [more]