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, no coat is required!

Browse our catalog for a confetti of Youth and Adult Visual Arts classes in printmaking, ceramics, metals and jewelry, digital arts, writing, fiber arts, and more! This season, give the ultimate gift of the handmade.


The New Year presents a fresh start to explore a new craft or skill. Some of our favorite classes for adventurers of all ages include:


Youth Visual Arts:

Time Traveler Mask Making

For the History Buff: Dive into historical inspiration to create your own 2D and 3D wearable creations. 1-5th grade.

Digital Comics

Comic fiend? Transform from reader to maker using digital illustration and storyboarding. 3-5th grade.

You Can Paint

For the beginning Banksy. Experiment with color mixing, composition, and a variety of techniques! 6-9th grade

Art Around the World 

For the globe trekker (or kitchen table geographer). Study culture through making, performance, and dance. 1-5th grade.


Adult Visual Arts:

Runaway Puppets: Large Scale Puppets for the Stage

For the dramatic. Who says you can’t have it all? Puppetry, narrative, sculpture, and costume design led by Artist in Residence Johanna Winters.

Beginning Handbuilding

For the mug collector.

Spaceships, Magic, and the End of the World 

Arthur C. Clark fan? Octavia Butler aficionado? Try your hand at your nightstand favorites.

Imaginative Drawing 

For the workday daydreamer. We see you doodling during that staff meeting. Break the borders of your legal pad for expansive sketches.

Risograph: Publishing and Artist Books 

For your favorite activist. Explore lo-fi zines and immediate images with the newest addition to the John Talleur Print Studio!



Many of our classes begin the week of January 6th!  Enroll now online or through our front desk at 785-843-2787.