New Year, New Skills! Resolutions in Adult Visual Arts.

Ring in the New Year! Jewelry by Teaching Artist Carly Kimbrough


The new year offers a great opportunity to learn a new skill or renew artistic practice. Many of winter/spring session classes begin the week of January 6th. Browse our catalog for returning classes and new offerings in printmaking, ceramics, metals, fiber arts, writing, book and paper arts, and more!


Featured Class: Screenprinting Structures 

Alicia Kelly, Screenprinting Structures

Take printmaking into the 3rd dimension in Screenprinting Structures. Artist Alicia Kelly will lead students through the creation of folded forms, from templates to pop-ups, built from custom printed paper. Along with screenprinting techniques, the course will cover introductory paper cutting methods to generate one of a kind paper sculpture.


Featured Class: Beginning Handbuilding

Antonio Martinez at work in the studio. Photo credit: Vicky Diaz-Camacho/KANSAN

Join Lawrence Arts Center Teaching Artist Antonio Martinez for an introduction to handbuilt ceramic techniques including pinch pots, coil, and slab construction.


Call for Entries: Apply to our Local Project Based Residency. 

For 2019, the Lawrence Arts Center has launched a new project based residency, open specifically for residents of Douglas County, KS.  Our Local Project-Based Residency is available to help support, sustain, and foster the growth of artists by providing material support for the development of special projects. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary and experimental works, the Lawrence Arts Center aims to facilitate projects that would not be achievable within the financial and physical restrictions of the artist’s individual studio, and to assist local artists to create works competitive on a national scale.
Recent Project Based Resident Danielle Wyckoff at work in the John Talleur Print Studio

In addition to visual artists working in any medium, the Lawrence Arts Center Project-Based Residency is open to writers, dancers, or creators working in other performance-based media within Douglas County, KS. This residency is designed to offer expanded community support for artists working outside of academic programs, and is unavailable for current students.

Selected artists will receive a stipend of up to $500.00 per project, use of studio space during times established by the Arts Center, and up to 8 hours of private instruction in any studio space or medium. The Lawrence Arts Center houses printmaking, ceramics, and jewelry facilities, performance spaces, and areas for public installation and alternative display solutions.

The Lawrence Arts Center is staffed with experts in each of our program fields, as well as arts professionals, and two annual artists-in-residence in printmaking and ceramics who can prove invaluable resources and energetic studio co-inhabitants for short-term residencies.

Apply now! We are accepting applications through SlideRoom. Click here for application details and submissions.

Questions? Contact Director of Adult Visual Arts Education Kyla Strid at