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Meet Our Featured Artist: Fuko Ito!

In order to properly meet Fuko Ito, you must first meet the Fumblys: the plush, pastel, creatures that populate the paper landscapes of her monumental drawings, stretching accordion books, and the soft perimeters of lithographs and woodcut prints. Fuko joins the instructor team at the Lawrence Arts Center from the University of Kansas, where she … Continued

Meet our new instructor: Katie Foster!

Red cloth. Milk. Needles. Bonesaw. Spoon. Toy soldier. Everything in the dark. At the bottom of the belly in the shape of a body beginning to disappear “This is the beginning of Major Diamonds Nights & Knives, or at least the version of the poem that revealed itself to me. As hidden inscriptions on the underside of … Continued

Let’s Print T-shirts at the Lawrence Arts Center!

Don’t miss this one time chance to take a workshop with nationally renowned printmaker, Emmy Lingscheit. In Relief Printing T-shirts & Textiles, you will design, carve, and print wearables in a single day. Working with linoleum and permanent textile ink, this class will explore black-and-white image composition as well as techniques for developing and printing repeating … Continued

Spotlight on New Instructor David Titterington

David Titterington studied oil painting with Robert Julius Brawley at the University of Kansas. He spent five years in Japan researching the 88-temple Shikoku pilgrimage and painting sacred sites. David currently teaches Art at Haskell Indian Nations University and is excited to join the Lawrence Arts Center faculty this summer with his new class, Drawn … Continued

Meet our new instructors this summer!

We have some fantastic new instructors this summer in our adult arts education program, teaching everything from sewing fundamentals to writing from memory to a class about inflatables! Each of these exceptional artists brings a wide range and depth of experience to our studios. Click on the links below to learn more about these artists and … Continued

Resident Artists’ Spotlight: Tressa Jones & Carly Slade

Applications for next year’s printmaking and ceramics residency are due April 15th! We checked in with last year’s residents to see where are they now! This is what they had to say: Tressa Jones –  Printmaking Artist in Residence 2016-17: The yearlong Printmaking residency at the LAC provided invaluable time, facilities, and space, which I … Continued

Sculpting Fabric with Liza MacKinnon

Our new Sculpting Fabric class with Liza MacKinnon will explore multiple materials and forms. Students will learn hand sewing techniques to create more than 12 different forms of flowers using anything from burnt organza to ribbon cockade. Layers of cotton, felt, ribbons, beads, and accessories from Liza’s personal stash of treasures will be used to … Continued

New Class: Print to 3D with Michael Benedetti

Join our Printmaking Artist in Residence, Michael Benedetti, for a new class called “Print to 3D.” This class will utilize printmaking’s inherent qualities, repetition and the multiple, to create sculptures and 3D forms. Michael will start by introducing and demonstrating multiple screenprinting techniques. Students will then learn how to transform their flat screen printed images … Continued

Go big! Join us for Steamroller Printing.

Your only chance this year to make GIANT prints! Taught by our Print Studio Manager, Tonja Torgerson, students enrolled in this class have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks carving colossal woodcuts. The class will culminate in a public steamroller printing event in front of the Arts Center following the Art Tougeau parade. The students can use … Continued