Introducing….the Teen Artist Co-Op!



New this fall! Teen Artist Co-Op

The Lawrence Arts Center is excited to debut the Teen Artist Co-Op starting this fall!

The Teen Artist Co-Op allows students 13-18 years old to explore the Arts Center’s studios and equipment while honing a personal style with mentorship from working artists!

Teen Artist Co-Op members meet weekly on Monday afternoons for Open Studios, attend weekend Teen Artist Workshops for FREE, and receive 20% off enrollment for any teen visual art courses each season they are a member.

Co-Op members will benefit from the support of a creative community as they build their portfolio, discover new techniques, learn about opportunities to exhibit their work, or just hang out and doodle with peers.

Teen Artist Co-Op Open Studios

Co-Op Open Studios are held weekly and will begin each meeting with a short discussion or sketchbook prompt to reflect on our creative practices while learning about other artists and ideas for inspiration. After this quick check-in, the studios are yours to explore! Members can create digital designs, get their hands messy in the ceramics studio, crochet themselves a cape, or get help working on an artist statement. Co-Op members receive $50 towards purchasing personal art supplies and materials to further their ideas. We’ll end each meeting by sharing our successes and challenges in the studio or bouncing around our ideas for next week.

Click here to register for Teen Co-Op Open Studios today:

Teen Co-Op Open Studios (A): Mondays, September 11-October 16; 4-6:30 pm (six weeks)
Teen Co-Op Open Studios (B): Mondays, October 30-December 11; 4-6:30 pm (six weeks, no meeting the week of Thanksgiving)

Members of Teen Artists Co-Op Open Studios receive free access to weekend Teen Artist Workshop and a special codeword for 20% of enrollment for any teen visual art course offered during the season in which they are enrolled.

Teen Artists’ Workshops

Teen Artists’ Workshops are fun, relaxed opportunities to work with experienced artists to learn new studio techniques or professional practices to add to your creative ‘tool belt.’ Co-Op members enrolled in Teen Artist Co-Op Open Studios receive free access to all Teen Artist’s Workshop.

Fall Teen Artist Workshops:

Screen Print Crash Course: Sunday, September 14; 1-3:30 pm

Dive into screen printing in a workshop led by Hang12, the Art Center’s teen curatorial collective! We’ll work together to create a collaborative design and learn the basics of screen printing to turn it into a t-shirt or tote! Click here to register today!

Photo Documentation: Art in the Spotlight: Sunday, December 3; 1-3:30 pm

Learn from professional photographer Aaron Paden how to make your artwork shine for use in a portfolio or application. Participants are encouraged to bring a finished artwork to have photographed with a professional set-up and we’ll practice using simple DIY tricks to make the most of our phones and at-home set-ups. Click here to register today!

Teen Drop-in Studios

Teen Drop-in Studios are FREE for any teens to attend! Participants are encouraged to bring in-progress work, sketchbooks, or ideas for input and guidance from a LAC artist. Hang out and make something, bring your friends, or meet new ones! Drop-in Studios is a chance to give the Arts Center a try! Drop in, meet other art-minded teens, and get introduced to our studios and your creative potential. (Free registration through the LAC website is encouraged but not required).

Click Here to see a full list of 2023 Fall Teen Artist Co-Op opportunities.

*LAC Members enrolled in Teen Artist Co-Op receive a 20% discount on top of listed member prices. Instructions for redeeming Co-Op members’ free workshops and 20% discount will be sent by email upon enrollment. 

Teen Visual Art Classes 

Visual Art classes in ceramics, printmaking, photography, creative writing, drawing, painting and more are offered year round! Teen Artist Co-Op members will receive a password for a 20% enrollment discount for any teen visual art class. Click here to see a list of all fall teen visual art classes.