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Kelly Galloway Kindergarten students work hands-on with professional visiting artists

At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten, we create art with professional artists. We are delighted to announce a Fine Arts Grant from the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation that will allow students to work with a professional artist weekly! We welcome guest artists in a wide variety of disciplines, including: •  Dance and creative movement •  Theatre •  Ceramics … Continued


Meet the Arts Institute Instructor: Raven Harper

Raven Harper received her BFA in Textile Design from the University of Kansas. She is currently an instructor at the Prairie Moon Waldorf School where she enjoys teaching children how to knit, crochet, sew, and felt. Due to the Waldorf School’s emphasis on using natural materials, Raven’s handwork class has focused on using wool, cotton yarn … Continued


Shakespeare Takes Social Media

Always up for a challenge, the Summer Youth Theatre cast of Romeo & Juliet turned to Twitter last week to dramatize a scene from their upcoming production. The scene in question? Act One, Scene V – the masquerade party where Romeo and Juliet fall in love. The characters with the quick thumbs? Friar John (a Franciscan … Continued


SYT season opens with five sold out shows!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. kicked off the Summer Youth Theatre season with all shows sold out! This extraordinary production featured talented actors ages 4th through 8th grade supported behind the scenes by student tech crew and interns and guided by professional theatre staff. This coming weekend our senior SYT company will perform Romeo & Juliet … Continued


The Little Mermaid Kicks Off the SYT Season

The Lawrence Arts Center’s Summer Youth Theatre season kicks off with the opening of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. this Thursday, June 14. With a cast of over 100 talented young performers, this beloved musical delights the whole family with theatrical flourishes such as a scene-stealing seaweed chorus and Ursula’s living tentacles. Actress Lilyana Otter … Continued


4-6 year olds Explore Science and Nature in “My Colorful World”

Is your 4-6 year old artist curious about the world around them? In the My Colorful World camp from June 25th – 28th, we will investigate how color can be explored in science and nature through various art mediums. We will ask questions like: Do snakes see color?    Are they the same color on … Continued


Spotlight on Instructor Bailey Marable

Bailey Marable started her career in teaching at the Lawrence Art Center in 2002. She is  also known around town as an enthusiastic wife, mother, and metalsmith.  She’s excited to dig in to a full summer with youth classes, including the always popular Studio Tourist, where 9th-12th graders visit artist studios the week of July 9 … Continued


Kelly Galloway Kindergarten takes STEM to STEAM

At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten we fully embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  We also realize we need STEAM because you can’t spell SmART without ART! We celebrate STEAM through: Cooking—hands-on math, science, healthy living Music—math, science, sound, rhythm, patterns Observation—questions, scientific principles Blocks—science, math engineering, spatial relationships “Junque” box—engineering, assemblage art, problem-solving Animals—classroom … Continued


Razzle Dazzle kicks off the summer!

From the Seem-To-Be-Players to Summer Youth Theatre, to the Kansas Nutcracker, to classical music and beyond, Ric Averill guided the Lawrence Arts Center’s Performing Arts Program and changed the lives of so many in our community. Last weekend we said thank you and welcomed him back as Artistic Director of Performing Arts Emeritus in a … Continued