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Freesearch Friday: Livingroom Life Science with KU Natural History Museum

above: Maria Sibylla Merian, detail from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium I’m going to say something that will surprise no one: I’ve always been an indoor kid. I’m pale and itchy, with a level of paleness and itchiness that no amount of SPF or hydrocortisone can combat. I hate swimming. I hate your barbecue. I hate summer. … [more]


Keeping up with Elementary Art!

We are three weeks into our session and Miss Katie’s elementary art students have been rocking it! Check them out below, pictured with their latest projects. You can also view their work on display at the Arts Center. Here is a little recap: The 3rd-5th graders in Drawing & Painting painted these lovely watercolor geodes. … [more]


Lawrence Arts Center students creating in class

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]


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]


School’s Out! Miniatures and Magic in Youth Visual Arts

On February 15th, 21st, and 22nd, school’s out. At the Lawrence Arts Center, we’ve planned elementary classes for the day off, offering thematic art experiences for grades 1st through 5th!  From 9 AM to 4 PM, your student can explore visual arts and theatrical movement while practicing concepts in science, engineering, and mathematics. Mini-Masterpieces Kansas … [more]


Gift a Class and Make it a Local Handmade Holiday!

Teaching Artist and screenprint instructor Alicia Kelly’s holiday card   Looking for that perfect last minute local gift, but would rather not leave the warmth and safety of a flickering Netflix marathon? Why compromise? Enrollment in a Winter/Spring class at the Lawrence Arts Center makes the perfect surprise, and with online and phone registration options, … [more]


December Events in Youth Visual Arts

Detail from Serotonin Vision Quest, intaglio print, by Artist in Residence Johanna Winters Hang 12 and Johanna Winters Collaborate with USD 497: In November, Artist in Residence Joanna Winters guided high school art students in developing an edition of prints inspired by techniques from her studio and participants’ personal struggles. Opening Friday, November 30th, works from the … [more]


Art-a-cadabra: Elementary Illusionists

While the fall semester is drawing to a close, there’s still an opportunity for a week of after-school fun in the STEAM education class Illusionists. Running from Monday, December 5th to Thursday, December 9th, elementary school students will conjure an array of arts-based activities from optical tricks to performative feats. We’ll be pulling rabbits out … [more]


Last call for fall classes!

If you’re looking for something creative to do now that the weather has changed, you’re in luck! A few classes remain open for enrollment in November. Join us to wind down 2018 with a little more dance, drama, magic and holiday preparation!