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We’re Causing a Hubbub and You’re Invited!

This November, you and your 2-6 year old are invited to embark on a raucous new adventure. Our Hubbub Play Lab series will transform your sleepy Saturdays into a tumultuous celebration of sounds, noises, delicious words, and ah…. quiet. The Play Labs for Hubbub are virtual and each enrolled family attends three times on Zoom starting November … [more]

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2020 Early Childhood Poinsettia Sale!

Add a little extra happiness to your holidays with poinsettias from the Arts Center! Our Early Childhood Education team is raising funds for programming again this year with its annual sale of these colorful, traditional plants. Our annual sale brings in funds to support both the Linda Reimond Arts-Based Preschool and the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten … [more]

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Art Adventures Take Kids on an Imagination Journey

It can be hard to map your child’s path to an adventure these days–especially one that doesn’t involve a computer screen–but the Lawrence Arts Center has the key. Our early childhood education team has compiled a collection of dozens of Art Adventures that will take children out of the virtual and put them back into … [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]

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LIVE Inside the Early Childhood Classroom

We’re having lots of fun these days broadcasting live experiences, and this week, we brought you inside the Early Childhood classroom for some spontaneous creative play! Miss Linda & Miss Andria kept us entertained with some delightful ‘out of the box’ adventures and showed us fun projects to do at home with easy-to-find materials. Tearing … [more]

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Early Childhood Education Program Starts the School Year Safely & Creatively!

The 2020-21 school year in the arts based preschool and kindergarten programs is off and running with new health and safety regulations in place. Class sizes and durations may be shorter, but creative play is still front and center of this groundbreaking curriculum. “We had a gloomy weather week last week, but that didn’t put … [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]

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]

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Make Art with the Whole Family

Making art by yourself is fun, but making art TOGETHER can be even better! From the ever-popular Family Pottery class to our groundbreaking Play Lab series, there’s plenty of opportunity for multi-generational creativity this fall. And don’t forget, our adult education classes are 14 and up, so you can enroll in classes of all mediums … [more]

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At Home Learning Starts NOW!

Public school may be delayed until September, but at-home learning doesn’t have to wait… Elementary kids will love our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Art a la Carte Summer Supply kits. Young makers will keep busy, stay safe, and have fun with a variety of creative projects that can fit into any schedule. … [more]