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Featured Classes: Introduction to Digital Photo and Darkroom Photography

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


May Postcards from Adult Visual Arts

above: images from Printmaking Artist in Residence, Johanna Winters show ENDLNG, opening Friday, May 31st. Early Enrollment Discount  Picnic blankets, fireworks, front yard poppies… the bright red hues of summer are on our mind. As visual artists, we love a cadmium, a crimson, a vermilion, and a madder. This summer, Adult Visual Arts has created … Continued



the Shared Table Enrolling Now

Above: a primary sketch for the Shared Table this summer instructors Thomas Huang and Kyla Strid will present the Shared Table, a collaborative studio arts course in which students will build a dinner party; hand crafting a collaborative dining table, and forming and firing individual ceramic place settings. Of the class, Huang explains  I’m curious … Continued


A Conversation with 2017/2018 Printmaking Artist in Residence Michael Benedetti

Deadlines for our 2019/2020 Printmaking and Ceramic Artist in Residency applications are due Monday, April 15th. These 12-month residencies offer our resident artists an intensive period of studio practice and outreach development, as well as provide our LAC faculty, staff, and students extended time to learn alongside these phenomenal additions to our community. While we … Continued


A Conversation With 2017/ 2018 Artist in Residence, Shiyuan Xu!

Above: Shiyuan Xu working in her studio   April is a bittersweet time around the Lawrence Arts Center. Looking forward to May and June, when our current Artists in Residence will present their exit solo shows, we both anticipate the phenomenal quality of their exhibitions and struggle to push aside our sadness at the thought … Continued


Enroll Now for a $10 Discount on Adult Classes!

Above: Ann Dean, “Fresh Linens at La Guarida, Havana Centro, Cuba” (2017) Featured Class: Write Here, Write Now Our spring classes are in full bloom! Did you miss enrollment? Not to fear, Priscilla Howe’s Write Here, Write Now will meet beginning April 19th. This process writing class will examine narrative construction through a series of … Continued


March Madness is Adult Visual Arts

Have You Seen Our New Writing Classroom? Believe your eyes! If you haven’t visited our lower lobby lately, you may have missed the Think Tank, our new writing classroom. With a roster of spring writing classes in poetry and prose, we’re thrilled to have a dedicated space for the craft, and are looking forward to … Continued


Writes of Spring: New Writing Classroom, New Classes!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new writing classroom, and to celebrate, we’re adding more writing classes to our roster than ever before! Our own Jackie Hedeman will teach Not-So-Secret Selves: Writing Real Life! Jackie describes herself as a “writer, audience member, chocolate chip cookie connoisseur, spy.” We describe her as our grant writer, … Continued


Call For Entries: “Art Madness”

Calling All Arts Center Artists: It’s Art Madness! What is Art Madness? Art Madness aims to be a celebration of Lawrence Arts Center student and instructor success. On March 2nd, we will be turning the Arts Center into a one-night gallery extravaganza. Students of all ages, instructors, and all family and friends are invited to … Continued