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Printmaking Artist in Residence Shares Love of Craft in Fall Class

Dayon Royster loves sharing everything he knows about printmaking. One of two artists in residence this year at the Lawrence Arts Center, Dayon has been teaching printmaking for several years, beginning as a graduate Student at the University of Iowa. Dayon has said that, “Because printmaking is so process-based, I get a lot of questions … [more]


Join Regional Artist Jessica Belangee for an Introduction to Water Media

Instructor Jessica Belangee grew up among the flora and fauna of the rural Midwest. Using gathered organic elements that she collected and examined, Jessica learned an appreciation of the intricacies of flowers and fungi alike. As an undergrad at Southern Illinois University and a graduate student at KU, Jessica studied painting, where she discovered that … [more]


Animals and Artrageous Imagination Abound in Saturday Youth Classes

After a long week of school, what better way to kick off the weekend than making art with Miss Katie Alldritt on Saturday mornings? We are holding our on-site classes with health and safety protocols in place to create a safe and fun environment for our young artists.  Animals in Art K-2nd grade September 12 … [more]


Dance Parties Offer Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family

Locked in the house with nowhere to get your groove on? Have a house full of toddlers with energy to spare? Looking for a dance party with all the fun but none of the germs? Join us at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and find a party to fit your needs! This month the Lawrence Arts … [more]


ELNA + E9th Fall Event – SAVE THE DATE!

The Rebuilding East Lawrence project team is pleased to invite you to the final event! We are psyched to partner with ELNA and their Annual Block Party to create one amazing, art-filled, socially-distanced community event! Join us on Saturday October 3rd, from 5-10 pm Come see some of the final results of the Rebuilding East … [more]


Exhibits Extended Through October 24 & Virtual Art Talk Just Announced!

Our current slate of exhibitions – Jos Sances’s Or, The Whale; Jeff Weinberg’s Table Pieces; and Leon Richmond’s Theater of the Absurdo – have been so popular for socially distant viewing that we’ve decided to keep them around for another month! So if you haven’t made it in to the galleries yet or just need … [more]


Draw and Paint with Miss Katie Alldritt Starting This Week!

Miss Katie had a blast teaching all of your kiddos virtually this summer and would love to see them this fall in our on-site classes! In-person classes will be taught with health and safety protocols in place to create a relaxing and safe environment for our students. Young creators can make art and enjoy time with … [more]


Artist in Residence Shares Love of Ceramics with Students

Ashlyn Pope was an artist from the start. But while her mother reports that it was a pencil and paper that originally drew her in, Ashlyn says it was the finicky nature of ceramics that captured her heart. “I was drawn to clay once in college when the first piece I ever made fell apart,” … [more]


Early Childhood Education Gets Creative in House or at Home

Whether at the Lawrence Arts Center or in your own home, our early childhood art explorations will bring your child’s creativity to life! This fall we are offering visual arts classes that incorporate singing and playing with painting, drawing and more. At-home classes include supply kits with everything the student will need for projects, plus … [more]


Virtual Phoneography Class With a Kit

If your kids are looking to level up their photos, look no further! Ann Dean’s ever popular Virtual Phonography class with a kit is back for fall! Students will learn the basics of photography and how to get the most out of their cell phone camera. Explore and share your world virtually through the camera … [more]