Youth Art Classes in Lawrence

Art For Every Child

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Spark Their Creativity

There’s no shortage of youth art classes for you and your child to explore at Lawrence Arts Center! Give your child a leg up in life by allowing them to engage their full brain and develop vital social and emotional skills.

Students in our youth visual arts program have the opportunity to use high quality materials and learn from professional artists in our immersive courses. Watch your child investigate, develop, create, refine, and explore in a multitude of mediums!

To ensure our courses are accessible to all, there are financial aid options available, so don’t let cost hold you back from letting your child explore the arts!

Our Facilities & Curriculum

Exploring Art for Kids

The youth art classes we offer span everything from day camps and family classes to visual arts studios for kids and teens. The subject of classes varies from graphic novels to sculpture, watercolor to ceramics. The choice is yours! For more details on our youth art classes, view the class descriptions.

Community Arts Center

We’re committed to providing the Lawrence area with a facility that welcomes them into the world of art. This includes dedicated spaces for art classes for kids in Lawrence, each featuring the tools and technology you need to fully embrace your inner artist.

includes our dedicated spaces for art classes for kids in Lawrence, each featuring the tools and technology you need to fully embrace your inner artist.

  • Ceramics Studio
  • Digital Media Lab
  • Metals Studio
  • Printmaking Studio
  • Photography Studio
  • Painting & Drawing Studios

Current Classes

Elementary Visual Arts

Art-Mart; Ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
07/29/24 - 08/2/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Kim Brook | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68A9
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This camp will prepare young artists to sell their work at Art Mart as we fill our booths with handmade stickers and prints, learn simple projects for home décor, and create jewelry and fashion designs that will fly off the shelves. Each young artist will design and prepare a vendor’s booth before inviting family and friends to spend special ‘LAC Art Bucks’ at the Art Mart grand opening!
Art-Mart; Ages 9-12 AM[24SU]
07/29/24 - 08/2/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Bailey Kivett | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912A9
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This camp will prepare young artists to sell their work at Art Mart as we fill our booths with handmade stickers and prints, learn simple projects for home décor, and create jewelry and fashion designs that will fly off the shelves. Each young artist will design and prepare a vendor’s booth before inviting family and friends to spend special ‘LAC Art Bucks’ at the Art Mart grand opening!
Art-Mart; Ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
07/29/24 - 08/2/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | AnnaBelle Lee Withington | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68P9
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This camp will prepare young artists to sell their work at Art Mart as we fill our booths with handmade stickers and prints, learn simple projects for home décor, and create jewelry and fashion designs that will fly off the shelves. Each young artist will design and prepare a vendor’s booth before inviting family and friends to spend special ‘LAC Art Bucks’ at the Art Mart grand opening!
Art-Mart; Ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
07/29/24 - 08/2/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | AnnaBelle Lee Withington | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912P9
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This camp will prepare young artists to sell their work at Art Mart as we fill our booths with handmade stickers and prints, learn simple projects for home décor, and create jewelry and fashion designs that will fly off the shelves. Each young artist will design and prepare a vendor’s booth before inviting family and friends to spend special ‘LAC Art Bucks’ at the Art Mart grand opening!
Anime & Beyond; Ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68A10
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Dive into the world of anime, cartooning, and illustration to create characters and imaginative environments fit for comic book-style storytelling. Campers will practice the tricks of traditional anime facial proportions and expressions. Gain control over alcohol markers for vibrant colors and intriguing shadows as campers push their artistic boundaries to craft original unique characters.
Anime & Beyond; Ages 9-12 AM[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912A10
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Dive into the world of anime, cartooning, and illustration to create characters and imaginative environments fit for comic book-style storytelling. Campers will practice the tricks of traditional anime facial proportions and expressions, gain control over alcohol markers for vibrant colors and intriguing shadows, and push their artistic boundaries to craft unique characters of their own.
Anime & Beyond; ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY68P10
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Dive into the world of anime, cartooning, and illustration to create characters and imaginative environments fit for comic book-style storytelling. Campers will practice the tricks of traditional anime facial proportions and expressions, gain control over alcohol markers for vibrant colors and intriguing shadows, and push their artistic boundaries to craft unique characters of their own.
Anime & Beyond; Ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912P10
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Dive into the world of anime, cartooning, and illustration to create characters and imaginative environments fit for comic book-style storytelling. Campers will practice the tricks of traditional anime facial proportions and expressions, gain control over alcohol markers for vibrant colors and intriguing shadows, and push their artistic boundaries to craft unique characters of their own.
Blended Arts: Level Up! Ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY68A4
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This blended arts camp will combine Performing and Visual Arts Instructions. We’ll press ‘start’ on our imaginations to make art and tell stories inspired by our favorite video games. Campers will make puppets, props, and more to level up our storytelling for a special performance for family and friends at the end of the week.
Blended Arts: Level Up! Ages 9-12 AM[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY912A4
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This blended arts camp will combine Performing and Visual Arts Instructions. We’ll press ‘start’ on our imaginations to make art and tell stories inspired by our favorite video games. Campers will make puppets, props, and more to level up our storytelling for a special performance for family and friends at the end of the week.
Blended Arts: Level Up! Ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68P4
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This blended arts camp will combine Performing and Visual Arts Instructions. We’ll press ‘start’ on our imaginations to make art and tell stories inspired by our favorite video games. Campers will make puppets, props, and more to level up our storytelling for a special performance for family and friends at the end of the week.
Make it Move! Ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 6 to 8 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68A5
Members $81 | Non-Members $90
Bring your art to life as we learn to make kinetic artworks that move! We’ll look to artists who combine engineering and artmaking to make sculptures that sway, twist, or move with mechanical elements.
Make it Move! Ages 9-12 AM[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 9 to 12 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912A5
Members $81 | Non-Members $90
Bring your art to life as we learn to make kinetic artworks that move! We’ll look to artists who combine engineering and artmaking to make sculptures that sway, twist, or move with mechanical elements.
Make it Move! Ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 9 to 12 | Traci Bunkers | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912P5
Members $81 | Non-Members $90
Bring your art to life as we learn to make kinetic artworks that move! We’ll look to artists who combine engineering and artmaking to make sculptures that sway, twist, or move with mechanical elements.
Make it Move! Ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/3/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE
Ages 6 to 8 | Traci Bunkers | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68P5
Members $81 | Non-Members $90
Bring your art to life as we learn to make kinetic artworks that move! We’ll look to artists who combine engineering and artmaking to make sculptures that sway, twist, or move with mechanical elements.
Super-Big & Teeny-Tiny; Ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68A6
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Use your art like a magic spell to make everyday things super-big or teeny-tiny. We’ll learn to create large artworks that will show us how to see small things in new ways and we will shrink giant objects into small works of art that can fit in our pockets.
Super-Big & Teeny-Tiny; Ages 9-12 AM[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Completed | CY912A6
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Use your art like a magic spell to make everyday things super-big or teeny-tiny. We’ll learn to create large artworks that will show us how to see small things in new ways and we will shrink giant objects into small works of art that can fit in our pockets.
Super-Big & Teeny-Tiny; Ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Bailey Kivett | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68P6
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Use your art like a magic spell to make everyday things super-big or teeny-tiny. We’ll learn to create large artworks that will show us how to see small things in new ways and we will shrink giant objects into small works of art that can fit in our pockets.
Super-Big & Teeny-Tiny; Ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/12/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Bailey Kivett | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912P6
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Use your art like a magic spell to make everyday things super-big or teeny-tiny. We’ll learn to create large artworks that will show us how to see small things in new ways and we will shrink giant objects into small works of art that can fit in our pockets.
Box City: London Through the Looking Glass; Ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68A7
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Travel down the rabbit hole and create a cardboard version of jolly ol’ London with a wonderland twist! We’ll learn about the architectural traditions and the vibrant cultural melting pot of London’s many neighborhoods before building collaborative cardboard structures in small groups. Inspired by a Summer Youth Theater production of Alice in Wonderland, we’ll give our buildings a dream-like appearance and assemble our kid-sized cityscape in the Main Lobby for family, friends, and audiences to tour at the end of the week. (These structures may be too large to take home!)
Box City: London Through the Looking Glass; Ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Sydni William | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY68P7
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Travel down the rabbit hole and create a cardboard version of jolly ol’ London with a wonderland twist! We’ll learn about the architectural traditions and the vibrant cultural melting pot of London’s many neighborhoods before building collaborative cardboard structures in small groups. Inspired by a Summer Youth Theater production of Alice in Wonderland, we’ll give our buildings a dream-like appearance and assemble our kid-sized cityscape in the Main Lobby for family, friends, and audiences to tour at the end of the week. (These structures may be too large to take home!)
Box City: London Through the Looking Glass; Ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Sydni William | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912P7
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Travel down the rabbit hole and create a cardboard version of jolly ol’ London with a wonderland twist! We’ll learn about the architectural traditions and the vibrant cultural melting pot of London’s many neighborhoods before building collaborative cardboard structures in small groups. Inspired by a Summer Youth Theater production of Alice in Wonderland, we’ll give our buildings a dream-like appearance and assemble our kid-sized cityscape in the Main Lobby for family, friends, and audiences to tour at the end of the week. (These structures may be too large to take home!)
Blended Arts: Prairie Power; ages 6-8 AM[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY68A8
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
In this special camp, we will explore the beauty of prairie ecosystems through blended Dance and Visual Arts instruction. Campers will learn about the diverse plants and animals of the plains to make art and move our bodies inspired by prairie dogs, bison, meadowlarks, and more. At the end of the week, we’ll debut our grassland dances and artworks to our family and friends with a special performance.
Blended Arts: Praire Power; ages 9-12 AM[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY912A8
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
In this special camp, we will explore the beauty of prairie ecosystems through blended Dance and Visual Arts instruction. Campers will learn about the diverse plants and animals of the plains to make art and move our bodies inspired by prairie dogs, bison, meadowlarks, and more. At the end of the week, we’ll debut our grassland dances and artworks to our family and friends with a special performance.
Blended Arts: Prairie Power; ages 6-8 PM[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 6 to 8 | Maeve Hilgers | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY68P8
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
In this special camp, we will explore the beauty of prairie ecosystems through blended Dance and Visual Arts instruction. Campers will learn about the diverse plants and animals of the North American plains to make art and move our bodies in ways inspired by prairie dogs, bison, meadowlarks, and more. At the end of the week, we’ll debut our grassland dances and artworks to our family and friends with a special performance.
Blended Arts: Prairie Power; ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
07/22/24 - 07/26/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Maeve Hilgers | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CY912P8
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
In this special camp, we will explore the beauty of prairie ecosystems through blended Dance and Visual Arts instruction. Campers will learn about the diverse plants and animals of the North American plains to make art and move our bodies in ways inspired by prairie dogs, bison, meadowlarks, and more. At the end of the week, we’ll debut our grassland dances and artworks to our family and friends with a special performance.
Box City: London Through the Looking Glass; Ages 9-12 AM [24SU]
07/15/24 - 07/19/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Katie Alldritt | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912A7
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
Travel down the rabbit hole and create a cardboard version of jolly ol’ London, England with a wonderland twist! We’ll learn about the architectural traditions and the vibrant cultural melting pot of London’s many neighborhoods before building collaborative cardboard structures in small groups. Inspired by an SYT production of Alice in Wonderland, we’ll give our buildings a dream-like appearance and assemble our kid-sized cityscape in the Main Lobby for family, friends, and Alice in Wonderland audiences to tour at the end of the week. (These structures may be too large to take home!)
Blended Arts: Level Up! Ages 9-12 PM[24SU]
06/24/24 - 06/28/24, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 9 to 12 | Andrew C Smith | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CY912P4
Members $135 | Non-Members $150
This blended arts camp will combine Performing and Visual Arts Instructions. We’ll press ‘start’ on our imaginations to make art and tell stories inspired by our favorite video games. Campers will make puppets, props, and more to level up our storytelling for a special performance for family and friends at the end of the week.

Friends and Family Classes

Family Clay Workshop: Clay Bookends[24SU]
06/29/24 - 06/29/24, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM | SA
Ages 5 to 120 | Cindy Kersenbrock | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYFWA
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
Learn basic ceramic hand-building techniques to create sculptural bookends to keep your favorite stories held together in style.
Family Clay Workshop: Hand Built Planters[24SU]
07/27/24 - 07/27/24, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM | SA
Ages 5 to 120 | Cindy Kersenbrock | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CYFWB
Members $72 | Non-Members $80
Make your art grow as we learn to make one-of-a-kind planters full of texture and pattern to hang on the wall or put on a shelf.

Teaching Artists

Andrew C Smith

Director of Youth Visual Arts

Katie Alldritt

Lead Youth Visual Arts Instructor

Sydni William

Youth Visual Arts Coordinator

Cindy Kersenbrock

Youth Visual Arts

AnnaBelle Lee Withington

Youth Visual Arts

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Matthew Lord

Adult & Youth Visual Arts

BryAnn Burke

Youth Visual Arts

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Traci Bunkers

Youth Visual Arts

Maeve Hilgers

Youth Visual Arts

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Leah Towle

STEAM Program, School of Theatre and Music

Makenzie Schaeffer

Youth Visual Arts

Rachel Johnson

Youth Visual Arts

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Michelle Rogne

Adult & Youth Visual Arts

Jules Sotomayor

Youth Visual Arts

Yekyoung Kim

Youth Visual Arts

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Todd Poteet

Youth Visual Arts

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Rae Atakpa

Adult & Youth Visual Arts

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Ann Dean

Adult & Youth Visual Arts

Finn Finnerty

Youth Visual Arts

Blanca Herrada

Exhibitions Coordinator

Alicia Kelly

Adult & Youth Visual Arts, Hang12 Mentor

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Make Art Part of Their Daily Life

Interested in enrolling your child in an arts class in Lawrence? We have financial aid available to those who need it to ensure classes are accessible to everyone.

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Art is for Everyone

Making Art Accessible to All

Lawrence Arts Center is here to ensure anyone—of any age and any background—can connect with a supportive community and flex their creative muscles. With contemporary exhibitions, performances, and an array of music education classes for adults and kids, everyone will find something that’s right for them.

Our primary state-of-the-art facility at 940 New Hampshire St. features classrooms, studios, theatres, and more. To further support the community, we also have a space for classes and rehearsal at 10th & Mass Studios.

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What's So Great About Youth Art Classes?