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Showcasing Safety in Kawaii Animal Drawings

IMAGES L-R: Finn, 8; Ariah, 9; Ada, 9                       Miss Katie’s 3rd-5th grade drawing and painting students put a relevant twist on their Kawaii animal drawings by adding in some masks! This seems like a good time to remind everyone that here at the Lawrence Arts … [more]


Keeping Up with Youth Education!

Wondering what Youth Education has been up to? Our artists have been busy in the studios! Their work is currently on display in our upstairs hallway, where you can find Baby Yoda and spider monkey paintings, anime and fairy houses. Other works include lion faces, sunsets and watercolor cacti. Sun catchers can be found casting … [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]


Two children color flowers with a marker.

Youth Visual Arts in Full Swing this Fall

Happy first day of fall! Here at the Lawrence Arts Center we have just finished up our second week of fall youth classes. Times are crazy right now, but here in the studios we are trying to slow it down and nurture the creative process within our young people. More than ever, kids need a … [more]


We’re hiring an Americorps VISTA Virtual Education Coordinator

Goal of the Project: The Virtual Education Coordinator VISTA member will increase access to arts and STEM programming for youth in Lawrence and throughout the state by migrating the Lawrence Arts Center’s Creative Laboratory curriculum to a permanent virtual space. This, in tandem with organizing a virtual STEAM Educators Conference in the Spring of 2021, … [more]


Children display their paper crafts.

Animals and Artrageous Imagination Abound in Saturday Youth Classes

After a long week of school, what better way to kick off the weekend than making art with Miss Katie Alldritt on Saturday mornings? We are holding our on-site classes with health and safety protocols in place to create a safe and fun environment for our young artists.  Animals in Art K-2nd grade September 12 … [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]


A woman demonstrates painting to children.

Draw and Paint with Miss Katie Alldritt Starting This Week!

Miss Katie had a blast teaching all of your kiddos virtually this summer and would love to see them this fall in our on-site classes! In-person classes will be taught with health and safety protocols in place to create a relaxing and safe environment for our students. Young creators can make art and enjoy time with … [more]


Children use ink rollers on paper.

Early Childhood Education Gets Creative in House or at Home

Whether at the Lawrence Arts Center or in your own home, our early childhood art explorations will bring your child’s creativity to life! This fall we are offering visual arts classes that incorporate singing and playing with painting, drawing and more. At-home classes include supply kits with everything the student will need for projects, plus … [more]