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New Youth Classes Begin Soon!

Brand new youth classes begin October 21st! Middle schoolers can sign up now for More Metals and Sketchbook Studio, because who doesn’t love wearable art and filling up an empty sketchbook? Elementary-age students can enroll in Clay Tourist and Jewelry  In Clay Tourist, students will take their ceramic talents to the next level by hand-building both functional … [more]


Group picture of students on School's out day

Upcoming School’s Out Workshops

If you’re looking for something for your kids to do on their upcoming days off school, we are offering some tantalizing options: Candy Creations for Elementary (1st-5th) and Two Day Moviemaking for Middle School (6th-8th). Candy Creations is a Wonka-esque two day candy extravaganza from 9 am – 4 pm. Students will invent new candy … [more]


Kris Kuksi and Hang 12 Students

Heading into Fall with HANG12

During the months of September and October, HANG12 has been working alongside local artist Kris Kuksi to plan, curate, and install a high school submission show based on recreating personal mythologies and finding the symbolism within them.  In September, Kris Kuksi gave presentations to Free State High School and Lawrence High students, before welcoming them … [more]



Five stARTup Artists to Be Featured for May Final Friday

above: painting by stARTup artist Juliana Wilches Five of our graduating stARTup artists, Symon Knox, Ruby McLendon, Quincy Grove, Addie Thornsbury, and Wil Myslivy, were featured during April Final Friday, with shows opening at a variety of downtown galleries and public spaces. This month, artists Violet Amouak, Mina Dailey, Juliana Wilches, Liam Hoey-Kummerow, and Maya … [more]


Youth Visual Arts Education May Newsletter

above: the 2019 USD 497 Exhibition, on view through May 10th   Enroll Now for Our Summer Discount! Sure, summer doesn’t officially start until June 20th, but as artists we rarely follow the rules, and around here summer classes start the week of June 2nd. To satisfy our impatience for popsicle/firefly/lawn sprinkler season, we’re offering … [more]


Five stARTup Artists to be Featured on April Final Friday

This Final Friday, we’re celebrating youth art! Along with the Annual USD 497 Exhibition, opening Friday, April 26th, five artists from the Lawrence Arts Center’s stARTup cohort will hold solo show receptions at downtown galleries. Artists Quincy Grove, Symon Knox, Ruby McLendon, Wil Myslivy, and Addie Thornsbury began working within our stARTup professional development program … [more]


Students of Zinn Writers in Residence Program to Present at the 6th Annual Poetry Fair

In January, poets Mercedes Lucero and Alex Kimball Williams began an eight-week writing intensive with 7th grade students from Liberty Central Middle School. Presenting a curriculum of verse poetry novels, 180 students were prompted to respond by creating their own poetry. These submissions will be shared at the 2019 Annual Poetry Fair on Sunday, April … [more]


Youth Visual Arts in April -Win a Free Summer Youth Class!

Above: the Boys and Girls Club ” Points of Youth” on display   Boys & Girls Club’s “Points of Youth” on Display Through April 18th If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Lower Lobby Gallery, be sure to visit this month for “Points of Youth,”  a multimedia exhibition created in conjunction with the … [more]


Too Cool For School? Enroll in a Middle or High School School’s Out Day

Here at the LAC, we’re pretty extra. Extracurricular, that is! Don’t roll your eyes just yet; from our joint STEAM project with Boys and Girls Club to our Creative Youth Development programs HANG12 and stARTup, we strive to provide quality humanities after school programming to foster creativity, analytical skills, and professional development. Did you know … [more]