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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]

Art supplies shown inside kit box.

A La Carte Art Kits

While we are about to start our first week of classes on-site here at the Arts Center, we understand that some might feel more comfortable making art at home or in the open air. Our Art A La Carte Kits are the perfect fit! These take home kits are full of goodies like art supplies, … [more]

Storybook Drama Encourages Learning Through Expression

Local actor Kayla Sandusky believes that being involved in the arts is very important, especially for the young and very young! Now in her fifth year at the Arts Center, this fall Kayla is teaching virtual Storybook Drama classes for children ages three to six that encourage learning, self-expression, and creativity. Chosen stories address topics, … [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]