Early Learning Experiences in Lawrence

Early Learning Experiences

Grow Their Creativity and Confidence

Let their imagination take them anywhere they need to go with arts-based early learning experiences at Lawrence Arts Center. We offer young children the ability to explore the arts and creativity through hands-on, engaging experiences.

Expressing creativity and imagination allows children to develop skills and grow an understanding of the world around them.

Our Facilities & Curriculum

Art-Based Early Learning Experiences

Through creative, hands-on learning experiences, children have the opportunity to explore the arts no matter their ability, developmental level, age, or background. The early childhood learning experiences at Lawrence Arts Center use a creative, arts-based teaching structure to enhance a child’s natural interest in learning through play. The arts allow children to think creatively, to build their own ideas, to solve problems in more than one way, and try new things.

Our environment creates an excellent foundation of early learning experiences as children move into the academic world and throughout life.

A Unique Environment For Arts

The arts- and play-based preschool and kindergarten are located in Lawrence at 940 New Hampshire St. We are equipped with everything we need to provide your child a safe, fun, and enriching environment.

Benefits of Arts- and Play-Based Early Learning Experiences

Well-Rounded Development

Through art, music, dance, play and imagination, children learn and grow both physically and cognitively and develop strong social skills.

Qualified, Dedicated Teachers

Our teachers are all trained in early childhood education, child development, or art. Plus, they love working with young artists!

Financial Aid Available

Every child deserves access to early childhood arts; to support that, we offer financial aid.

Current Classes

Art & Play

Coloring Outside the Lines [24SU]
06/28/24 - 07/19/24, 9:15AM - 10:15AM | FR
Ages 2 to 3 | Linda Reimond | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CEC3
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
This child/adult class allows you and your 2- or 3-year-old to explore the arts together. We will paint, sing, print, sculpt, and PLAY in a safe hands-on atmosphere. Plan to get messy, so play clothes are a must!
Coloring Outside the Lines[24SU]
06/28/24 - 07/19/24, 10:45AM - 11:45AM | FR
Ages 2 to 3 | Linda Reimond | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CEC4
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
This child/adult class allows you and your 2- or 3-year-old to explore the arts together. We will paint, sing, print, sculpt, and PLAY in a safe hands-on atmosphere. Plan to get messy, so play clothes are a must!
July Integrated Arts[24SU]
06/28/24 - 07/19/24, 9:30AM - 11:30AM | FR
Ages 3 to 6 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CEI2
Members $90 | Non-Members $100
Integrated Arts is ideal for your child's first class away from home, or as a supplement to traditional preschool programs. Together, we will explore a variety of art and sensory experiences. Play clothes a must! Child must be fully toilet trained.
Jazzy July Preschool Fun[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/17/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, WE
Ages 3 to 5 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CEP5
Members $117 | Non-Members $130
Join in the Arts-Based Preschool's summer creative adventures through arts- and play-based experiences in our outdoor and indoor classrooms. Children must be fully toilet trained. Play clothes a must. Snack is provided.
Jazzy July Preschool Fun[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/17/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | MO, WE
Ages 3 to 5 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CEP6
Members $117 | Non-Members $130
Join in the Arts-Based Preschool's summer creative adventures through arts- and play-based experiences in our outdoor and indoor classrooms. Children must be fully toilet trained. Play clothes a must. Snack is provided.
Jazzy July Preschool Fun[24SU]
07/2/24 - 07/18/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | TU, TH
Ages 3 to 5 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CEP7
Members $94.5 | Non-Members $105
Join in the Arts-Based Preschool's summer creative adventures through arts- and play-based experiences in our outdoor and indoor classrooms. Children must be fully toilet trained. Play clothes a must. Snack is provided. No class July 4.
Jazzy July Preschool Fun[24SU]
07/2/24 - 07/18/24, 9:30AM - 12:00PM | TU, TH
Ages 3 to 5 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CEP8
Members $94.5 | Non-Members $105
Join in the Arts-Based Preschool's summer creative adventures through arts- and play-based experiences in our outdoor and indoor classrooms. Children must be fully toilet trained. Play clothes a must. Snack is provided. No class July 4.
Clay-mazing[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/27/24, 1:00PM - 3:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH
Ages 4 to 6 | Becky Rogers | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CEK3
Members $90 | Non-Members $100
Join us as we learn and use basic, fundamental clay techniques to create unique ceramic art. There will also be opportunities to create 2D art and PLAY.
Imagineering Adventures[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 1:00PM - 3:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH
Ages 4 to 6 | Emily Casey | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CEK4
Members $67.5 | Non-Members $75
This camp is for you if you enjoy creatively solving problems and creating unique solutions! We'll dream big and let our imaginations take us on an adventure as we use science, technology, engineering, art and math in fun and exciting ways!
Design Dreamers[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/11/24, 1:00PM - 3:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH
Ages 4 to 6 | Rebecca Zarazan Dunn | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CEK5
Members $90 | Non-Members $100
Calling all budding architects and designers! Build a miniature playhouse out of carboard and recycled materials, outfitted with mini furniture and mini food too. Take your creation home at the end of the week for hours of imaginary fun with your favorite figurine friends.
The Breakfast Club[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/18/24, 1:00PM - 3:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH
Ages 4 to 6 | Becky Rogers | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CEK6
Members $90 | Non-Members $100
Bring your appetite for this cooking camp full of your favorite breakfast foods. In addition to the art of cooking, we will create visual art and PLAY.

Music & Movement

Feel the Beat[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/27/24, 2:15PM - 3:15PM | MO, TU, WE, TH
Ages 4 to 6 | Jordan Mills | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CEM5
Members $45 | Non-Members $50
Bongos, djembes, cajons and more! In this music camp, kids will learn about different types of drums and percussion instruments. We will learn about beat, tempo and rhythm with a drum circle at the end of every class.
Beginner Ukulele[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/11/24, 1:00PM - 2:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH
Ages 6 to 8 | Jordan Mills | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CEM6
Members $45 | Non-Members $50
This camp is designed for 6-8 year olds who already own a ukulele. For this beginner class, you will need to bring a ukulele each day. We will learn the fundamentals of playing, holding, and tuning your ukulele. As well as simple chords and fun songs.
Musical Engineers[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/18/24, 1:00PM - 3:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH
Ages 4 to 6 | Jordan Mills | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CEM7
Members $90 | Non-Members $100
How does a guitar string make noise? What makes a drum so loud? What exactly makes a bell jingle? In this camp, engineers will learn the in's and out's of musical instruments while constructing their own instruments out of recyclables and household materials.
Tiny Tunes[24SU]
06/29/24 - 07/20/24, 9:45AM - 10:15AM | SA
Ages 0 to 2 | Jordan Mills | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CEM10
Members $45 | Non-Members $50
In this music class, caregivers and babies aged 2 or younger, will bounce, wiggle, and move to fun tunes while exploring different baby-friendly instruments. You and your baby will leave with music activities you can incorporate at home to keep moving, grooving and connecting.
Magical Musicians[24SU]
06/29/24 - 07/20/24, 10:30AM - 11:00AM | SA
Ages 2 to 3 | Jordan Mills | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CEM11
Members $45 | Non-Members $50
Our magical musicians and their caregivers will explore music through play, movement, and instruments while embracing this amazing stage in their development

Make Art Part of Their Daily Life

Interested in enrolling your child in early learning experiences Lawrence? We have financial aid available to those who need it to ensure classes are accessible to everyone.

Art is for Everyone

Making Art Accessible to All

Lawrence Arts Center is here to ensure anyone—of any age and any background—can connect with a supportive community and flex their creative muscles. With contemporary exhibitions, performances, and an array of music education classes for adults and kids, everyone will find something that’s right for them.

Our primary state-of-the-art facility at 940 New Hampshire St. features classrooms, studios, theatres, and more. To further support the community, we also have a space for classes and rehearsal at 10th & Mass Studios.

The Value of Early Learning Experiences