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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]


CVKey is at the LAC!

As part of our ongoing mission to open our doors in the safest and healthiest way possible, the Lawrence Arts Center has joined a community pilot program to test a health verification mobile app called CVKey. CVKey was developed by a non-profit group co-founded by former Google vice president Brian McClendon, called CVKey Project. CVKey … [more]


Ink lettering that says "thank you."

Adult Arts: Printmaking and Paper Arts Enrolling Now!

We’d like to give a shout out to our upcoming paper arts classes and teachers! This past spring, our classes moved to a virtual platform at a moment’s notice, and our teachers provided a one-of-a-kind experience. Here’s what some of our students had to say: “I’ll admit that I had some reservations about shifting from … [more]


Adult Education: Fall Writing Classes

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Writing classes are rad, And so are you… When you enroll in these virtual classes! Write your own escape with Jackie Hedeman Wednesdays, September 9, 2020 – October 14, 2020 7:00PM – 8:00PM What does it mean to create a world? In this fiction writing class for all levels, we’ll … [more]


Woman paints a small piece of pottery.

Adult Arts: Fall Studio Usage and Policies

We are opening up our Ceramics, Print, and Graphics studios for in-person use! Studio manager Adam Meistrell provides more details in this video. Access to the studios requires enrollment in either a virtual or in-person class. After enrolling, you will have access to our virtual portal where you can utilize the SignUpGenius to reserve a time … [more]


Allison Sheldon working on an exhibition

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]