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Neal Barbour
Director of Youth Education

785-843-2787, ext. 134

Originally from Spokane, Washington, with a BA in Writing and Video Production from Western Washington University, Neal has a wide range of experience as a videographer, screenprinter, preschool teacher and translator, working in a variety of locations and settings including Chile, Germany, and across the west coast.  After ten years of itinerant artistry, Neal moved to Portland, OR to obtain a Masters in Education with concentrations in Art and English from Portland University.  He taught public High and Middle School for three years in Oregon, before moving to Lawrence, Kansas in 2011. Neal was a member of the fine arts faculty at Topeka West High School where he taught Jewelry, Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design, and Sculpture for four years before joining the Lawrence Arts Center’s education team as the lead teacher, curriculum specialist and all around arts education guru.