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Get the Creativity Flowing with Winter 2021 Classes!

And so the winter session begins! Whether in-person or virtual, this summer and fall we saw great success in our youth visual arts classes. Our students and teachers rolled with the changes and adapted to foster fun, creative spaces where all of our young artists felt safe expressing themselves through their work. Break those cold-weather … [more]

CEK and Auto-Owners Insurance Support Kits for Kids

In an effort to reach young people safely and creatively during the pandemic, the Arts Center has created a variety of all-supplies-included Art Kits in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), early childhood and dance. And while these kits have been available for purchase throughout the summer and fall, they will now … [more]

Kitty City Residents Inspire Purr-fect Paintings

From our feline-inspired projects to the litters of kittens we have down in Kitty City, we are CAT CRAZY over here at the Lawrence Arts Center. How fabulous are these Cheshire Cats that Miss Katie Alldritt’s 3rd-5th grade drawing and painting students created? They may have been a little inspired by this little short-haired tabby … [more]

Child pokes head out of painted box building.

Evergy Continues Support for ARTspace’s STEAM Education Programs

The Lawrence Arts Center would like to thank Evergy for its generous support of our ARTspace program. Evergy makes community investments in organizations that align with the company’s mission and focus areas, which include providing “access to opportunities for all ages and backgrounds and basic needs that help people contribute to society.” The ARTspace program … [more]

Give “Kits for Kids” This Giving Tuesday!

Consider a gift to the Arts Center for #GivingTuesday and help support Kits for Kids! Our fun-filled art kits have been available for purchase since this summer, but with your help, we can distribute them FREE OF COST to those in need. Thanks to meaningful partnerships with community organizations like Boys & Girls Club of … [more]

Youth Ed’s Mr. Neal Accepts Teaching Position at Bishop Seabury Academy

We are proud to announce (though heartbroken to know) that Director of Youth Education Neal Barbour has accepted a teaching position at Bishop Seabury Academy. While he will officially be departing the Lawrence Arts Center in mid-December, his legacy in Youth Education will remain, and he will always be a member of our family. Neal … [more]

School’s Out, But Art Is In!

Last week we held our Dark Magic School’s Out workshop! The young artists created their very own spell books with different kinds of magical paper for each page, wands topped with crystals, and much much more! We think their masks add to the mystique of their dark magic alter egos…. So what’s next? This week … [more]

Drawings of cartoon animals wearing face masks

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]

Young artist uses finger to smear paint on stamp

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]