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We miss you! Not being surrounded by our creative community has made finding our way through this “new normal” especially difficult. We believe in the power of the arts to sustain our communities and keep us connected, especially in times of difficulty. We recognize this public health crisis as more than an emergency of the medical kind and presents a challenge to all that holds us together.

Therefore, instead of calling it quits during the closure of our building, we’ve decided to embrace our sense of invention and flex our creative muscles by bringing the arts to you through virtual experiences. We invite you to join us on this new adventure.

We are working hard with our teaching artists to create fun and exciting lessons for your creative kids. Exciting things such as art-viewing scavenger hunts, virtual studio visits, project demos, and lesson plans are coming your way. Additionally, we know how much community means and we want to continue to foster that spirit by continued collaborative experiences. Check out both our Doodle of the Day and Gallery Scroll for ways to submit art to show virtually with others.

If you are enrolled in a Spring class, on Monday, March 30 we will email you specific instructions on how your class will move to a flipped classroom, where students start with instruction online and then connect with teachers and the class to get feedback and opportunities to share. Your initial email will include the class overview, explanation of how to use online resources, a simple list of supplies, and interesting resources that attach to the class content. By accessing special project videos on YouTube, students will work to start an art project. Then your class will meet online through the video chat app Zoom to share the artwork, ask questions, get special live demos, and enjoy one another’s company. In this way, your kids can still make art AND connect with students around Lawrence doing the same.

We are flexible, adaptive, and focused on continuing to be a creative center for our community. We hope to emerge from this experience in true Lawrence style; healthy, hardy and better than ever. We’re looking forward to seeing you, in-person, soon.

Until then,
Margaret Weisbrod Morris, CEO and Neal Barbour, Director of Youth Education

For any questions, resources, or suggestions, please contact: neal@lawrenceartscenter.org

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Start:
March 26 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 13 @ 5:00 pm