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STEAM Reimagined: New Fall Elementary Classes

STEAM Reimagined Programs Enrolling Now! Recycling household materials into kites, inspiring  theatrical productions with entomology, animating memes, exploring the science behind magic shows, and printing with photosensitive stencils are just a few of the activities featured in our upcoming fall Artspace STEAM program. Starting in September, these classes for elementary students have been reimagined as … Continued

Neal Barbour Named White-Riley-Peterson Fellow

The Lawrence Arts Center is happy to announce that our Director of Youth Education, Neal Barbour, has been selected as a 2018- 2019 White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellow! This ten-month fellowship, beginning in October, will bring together 16 national professionals in the field of afterschool and expanded public programming to initiate changes in statewide policies. Neal will … Continued

ART BEAT: Inventor Girls Become Inventor Women

I remember when Lauri invented the talking crosswalk, though I forget what she called it. This was still several years before accessible pedestrian signals were omnipresent. Lauri was in fifth grade when I was in fourth, and that year at the school Invention Fair she came out with an idea for a crosswalk sign that … Continued

Art Detectives Solved the Case

Each year, the Art Detectives remain vigilant to prevent heists and art theft at the Lawrence Arts Center. They have foiled a forger and uncovered a secret historical treasure, but this year they faced their greatest challenge yet: solving a heist as it unfolded. When a cryptic message came in from their mole planted in … Continued

Inventor GRRLS Symposium

Monday, May 21 | 4:45 – 6:00 pm Lawrence Arts Center, Main Lobby   The Inventor Grrls are proud to present their end-of-semester projects to the public next Monday, May 21st. Our premiere cohort of six inventors will exhibit their projects in the Main Lobby, offer a short presentation about their process, and participate in … Continued

Lawrence Arts Center Receives an NEA Grant

Recently, the Lawrence Arts Center received some very exciting news. The National Endowment for the Arts approved an Art Works grant to the Lawrence Arts Center in support of “Laboratory for Creativity,” an initiative to expand access to ARTSpace, the Arts Center’s award-winning out-of-school time STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) curriculum for 1st-5th … Continued

School’s Out, Fun’s In

When school is out on Friday, February 16th and then again on Thursday and Friday, February 22nd-23rd, the Arts Center will be busy with fun art activities. We combine the performing and visual arts for an all-day arts experience for 1st through 5th graders. Friday, February 16th will be Kinetic Kids, where students look at … Continued


ArtSpace STEAM is our hands-on, arts based application of STEM. Each week students will engage in a new experiment and activity based around the Scientific/Artistic Method. This program stands out through its emphasis on individualized learning and inquiry. Come on over for one or all five STEAM afternoons a week this Winter/Spring 2018! Enrollment is … Continued