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Early Ed Talks: Social/Emotional Skills

About our guest blogger… Rudi Monson’s daughter is currently in her second year of preschool at the Lawrence Arts Center. Her older daughter spent three years in the Arts Center’s Early Childhood Education program, including kindergarten. Rudi holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Middle School Education from the University of Kansas, and a master’s in Curriculum … Continued


Writes of Spring: New Writing Classroom, New Classes!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new writing classroom, and to celebrate, we’re adding more writing classes to our roster than ever before! Our own Jackie Hedeman will teach Not-So-Secret Selves: Writing Real Life! Jackie describes herself as a “writer, audience member, chocolate chip cookie connoisseur, spy.” We describe her as our grant writer, … Continued


Guerilla Arts Spring Break Camp

With a record-breaking number of snow days, this winter has left us with a pretty severe case of cabin fever. Our Youth Visual Arts program invites you to break out of the winter rut, venture outside, and celebrate spring, Arts Center style! The week of March 11th, we’re hosting a topic-specific, weeklong,  School’s Out Camp … Continued


From Broadway to orchestra to disco, performing arts has it all this spring!

Hello and Happy March! Take a peek at what is coming up!   You’ve got one more weekend to catch the fantastic musical Oliver! Join us during our final weekend of performances March 1-3. Wondering what daring adventure awaits you? After running away from the orphanage run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, Oliver meets the Artful … Continued


Spring is busting out all over in the School of Dance!

This Month in the School of Dance! March 8 & 9 | Spring Double Dance Feature Presents Ish (modern) and Thumbelina (ballet) The School of Dance presents two original dance productions based on two fantastic stories. Ish, a modern dance feature, is based on the book by Peter H. Reynolds which tells the story of two … Continued


March 25-30: Class Observation Week at the School of Dance

Observe dance classes at the School of Dance and Studio 720! Hosted each semester, our Class Observation Week is an opportunity for students and instructors to share the classroom experience with interested parents. Class Observation Week is open to parents, family members, and friends; however, seating is limited. We encourage observers to arrive a few minutes early … Continued



March 11-17: Spring Break at the School of Dance

The School of Dance will not hold classes during Spring Break from March 11 through March 17. The Lawrence Arts Center building and galleries will remain open. Check out the Arts Center’s calendar for event info. Classes will resume on Monday, March 18. Happy Spring Break!


9th Street Blog – Community Meeting this Sunday!

The third community input session for the  Rebuilding East 9th Street project is happening this Sunday, March 3rd from 2-5 PM at the new Amtrak depot! Please join us for this interactive (doodle-listen-speak) gathering to wrap up the work from our previous meetings and solidify the values that will be used to guide the art selection for the … Continued