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THE ARTS IN ACTION | Visual Arts | Dance | Theater | New Media | Arts-Based Preschool | Exhibitions

fall 2010 course catalog, performances & events for adults and children 785-843-2787 | lawrenceartscenter.org

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The mission of the Lawrence Arts Center is to enrich individuals and the community by nurturing love of the arts through education, exploration, and expression. Our vision is to be a center of excellence, embracing innovation while honoring tradition and welcoming all people and ages. As the unifying leader in the Lawrence arts community, we will be a vital resource by both attracting artists and promoting the public’s support of the arts.

welcome.

Executive Director Susan Tate | susantate@lawrenceartscenter.org Theater and Film Program Director Ric Averill | ricaverill@lawrenceartscenter.org Dance Program Director Candi Baker | candi@lawrenceartscenter.org Exhibitions Director Ben Ahlvers | ben@lawrenceartscenter.org 940 Dance Company Artistic Director Susan Rieger | susanrieger@lawrenceartscenter.org Arts-Based Preschool and Early Childhood Education Director Linda Reimond | preschool@lawrenceartscenter.org Business Director Rick Yarnell | business@lawrenceartscenter.org Technical Director Danny Rogovein | dannyr@lawrenceartscenter.org Board of Directors Lindy Eakin, President Grace Carmody Tom Carmody Bill Carswell Carol Ann Carter Julie Carter Larry Chance Ellen Chindamo Steve Fredrickson Brian Horsch Lisa Leroux-Smith Michel Loomis Molly Murphy Mike Orozco Kate Harding Pohl Maria Preston-Cargill Dan Schriner Evan Williams Lawrence Arts Center is a not-for-profit educational corporation. This program is presented in part by the Kansas Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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Susan Tate PHOTO BY MIKE YODER

This afternoon as I stood in the Arts Center discussing the Lawrence premiere of earthwork with the film’s creators, a troupe of middle school zombies paused in their parade to observe a performance of young ballerinas en pointe. Photographic works by Bill Snead and John Gary Brown lined the wall, Ardys Ramberg had just completed her three-dimensional work “Wild,” CASA’s casitas covered three long tables. One gallery held an installation by our ceramics artist-in-residence, a second the work of 10 regional artists; our front gallery awaited transformation by a textile artist. In the theater, a young tech crew was building sets for HAMLET AND ZOMBIES. Fifty-five high school Summer Youth Theater actors returned from an afternoon at the Spencer Museum of Art studying social protest photographs and posters in preparation for HAIR. Every day, the Arts Center is our intersection of art, scholarship, social mission, and education.

We are committed to constant, dynamic interaction in a highly collaborative environment within the Lawrence Arts Center and across the community. Celebrating our 35th anniversary, we offer organizational stability combined with diversity and the intentional, chaotic interplay that generates creativity and innovation. In these pages, you will see a glimpse of what more than 100 visual artists, teachers, dancers, actors, and musicians will offer this fall. Visual and performance arts play a catalytic role in our lives, spurring creativity and innovation in ourselves and our children. Please join us as an artist, a seeker, a student, a performer, a leap-taker, an audience member, an adult, or a child.

Susan Tate Executive Director

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what’s going on ART IN ThE OPEN

Artists in all media are invited to work in our lobby. Please contact Pat Russell at the Arts Center for more information: patrussell@lawrenceartscenter.org.

fall 2010

earthwork TO PREMIERE AT ARTS CENTER

Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11

This award-winning film tells the story of Kansas crop artist, Stan Herd, who in 1994 traveled from Lawrence to New York City and risked everything to create a massive environmental artwork on land owned by Donald Trump. In dealing with the difficulties of bringing his unique, rural art form to an urban canvas, Stan unexpectedly encountered the true meaning of his art and its ultimate, lasting rewards. The film, by KU alum writer/director Chris Ordal, has won a staggering number of awards at film festivals across the country. The Arts Center is proud to bring it home for its local premiere. Buy tickets at the Arts Center or online at lawrenceartscenter.org. For additional information, see earthworkmovie.com and facebook.com/earthwork. • Friday, September 10, 8pm—public screening, tickets $10.50. • Saturday, September 11—film intensive classes for youth and adults; see page 15 for enrollment info. • Saturday, September 11, 8pm—special event screening; Q&A with members of the cast, producers, and writer/director; reception with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and special music by artists featured in the film; tickets $50.

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER CELEBRATES 35 YEARS

Join us for an evening of music, food, and dancing. Tickets $75 ($60 in advance). Special thanks to Stevens & Brand, Douglas County Bank, Hallmark Cards, and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, sponsors of our 35th anniversary celebration. Many thanks, too, to our committee members: Deanell Tacha, Matt All, Vickie Otten, Ellen Chindamo, Dan Sabatini, Heather Hoy, Colette Gaches, Eliza Bullock, Ron Hinton, Diane Guthrie, Joan Golden, Marilyn Dobski, Lisa Simons, Sheryl Jacobs, and Marki Bieri.

OC TOBER IS CLAY MONTh AT ThE ARTS CENTER

See page 20 for details about the International Cone Box Show, the Figurative Show, and the Cup Show, as well as how to enroll in the Arts Center’s Ceramics Symposium featuring six artists from around the country.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

In ceramics: Akiko Jackson is from Kahuku, Hawai’i. After receiving a master of arts degree from California State University-Northridge, she moved to Richmond, Va., where she received her master of fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Previous to her most recent exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Akiko has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, most notably in the American Museum of Ceramic Art, Los Angeles, Calif.; Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, Calif.; 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Va.; the 4th World Ceramic Biennale Korea, Republic of Korea; and the Australian International Ceramics Triennale, Sydney Australia. See www.akikojackson.com. In print making: Nicolette Ross is from Florida; her bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking is from the University of Central Florida. She earned her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis. Nicolette taught bookbinding, printmaking, and the artist book at Washington University. See www.nicoletteross.com.

find yourself inside The Lawrence Arts Center teaching staff offers individual sessions on a limited basis in the areas of theater and film, acting, dance, metals, jewelry, glass, ceramics, photography, printmaking, and digital media. Rates begin at $30 per hour. To enquire or to enroll, contact the Arts Center at 843-2787.

Space for your event

The Lawrence Arts Center is available for rental. Consider the lobby spaces and the galleries for weddings and receptions. The state-of-the-art theater offers the perfect space for professional seminars and presentations. Contact Danny Rogovein: dannyr@lawrenceartscenter.org.

WE SAY ThANK YOU! you make the difference .........................................................4

FALL FORWARD for your calendar ....................................................................5 city of the arts........................................................................5 performances & more ...........................................................18 exhibitions ...........................................................................20

CLASSES

Anniversary Benefit Party: Saturday, October 2, 7:30pm

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ENROLLMENT FOR FALL BEGINS AUGUST 20 (AUGUST 16 FOR MEMBERS AND DANCE STUDENTS)

school’s out all-arts camps .....................................................6 guide to all-arts youth classes ................................................7 visual arts for youth ...............................................................8 visual arts for adults ...............................................................9 dance...................................................................................12 theater ................................................................................15 new media ...........................................................................16 arts-based preschool ............................................................17 class registration form ..........................................................27 ENROLL BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1 AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT

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you make the difference Hundreds of individuals, families and organizations show their love for the arts in our community through their gifts to the Arts Center. Your gifts support community arts programs such as scholarships, artist residencies, workshops, and exhibitions.

Special thanks to these members of the Imagination Society, 2010: Nancy Ashton Peter Bass and Laura Buhr Jim and Susan Bateman Bev Billings Judy and Dave Billings Rita Blitt John Gary and Christie Brown John and Eliza Bullock Don and Jolissa Buchner Grace and Tom Carmody Kay and Tom Carmody Barbara and Bill Carswell Carol Ann Carter Julie and Wayne Carter Larry and Kathy Chance Brad and Ellen Chindamo Louis and Phyllis Copt Aron and Hannah Cromwell Matt Cullen and Terri Lintecum Tom and Marilyn Dobski Clare Doveton

Lindy Eakin and Liz Miller Jason and Machaela Edmonds Gretchen and Mark Edwards Ann Evans Dana and Phyl Fertig Joe and Paula Flannery Ray Fleming Steve Fredrickson and Thea Rademacher Ron and Colette Gaches Brenda Gadd Sidney Garrett Jan and Jack Gaumnitz John and Virginia Gaunt Joan and Web Golden Emily Hill and Burke Griggs Lisa Grossman and Kelly Barth Sue and Al Hack Thadd and Eliza Hale Chris and Tree Hanna Dan and Jay Haugh Hauptil Family

Randy and Saralyn Hardy Stan Herd Dave and Gunda Hiebert Stephen and Marcia Hill Ron and Barb Hinton Kathleen and Tom Hodge David and Ann Hollond Bill and Carolie Hougland Al and Diane Horning Brian and Marilyn Horsch Matt and Heather Hoy Bud and Sheryl Jaconbs Terry and Robin Jacobsen Monte and Kay Johnson Mark and June Jones Maurice and Betsy Joy Bird and Michel Loomis Jill and Mark LaPoint Andy and Megan Lees Mike and Cindy Maude Gene and Carol Meyer

Steve and Kathy McDowell Mike and Dee Michaelis Gerry Miller Marty Moore and Durand Reiber Ed Noonen and Melissa McCormick Barbara Nordling Mike and Deborah Orozco Jim and Vickie Otten Joan Parker John and Nancy Parker Bruce Pfannenstiel Lynn and Sally Piller Kim and Mike Rack Phil and Rachel Rademacher Pete Rowland Dan and Nicole Sabatini Jerry and Mary Kay Samp Bill and Dru Sampson Janet Satz Miles and Paula Schnaer Dan Schriner and Sally Hare-Schriner

Beth Schultz Roger Shimomura and Janet Davidson-Hues Lisa and Dolph Simons Rick Stein John and Linda Stewart John and Deanell Tacha Brad and Susan Tate Elinor and Michael Tourtellot Margaret Weisbrod-Morris and Jonathon Morris Roger Walter and Evan Williams Ken and Annette Wertzberger Mary Wharff and Andy Bloomer Pete and Ann Wiklund Steve and Susie Wilson Dan Winter Mary and Wint Winter Jack and Judy Wright

Lawrence Decorating Center Mainline Printing Mass. St. Music McCaffrey-Collins Interior Design McCray Lumber McDonald’s of Lawrence Payless Shoe Source Pendleton’s Country Market Peoples Optical Printing Solutions Rademacher Financial

Sabatini Architects Stevens & Brand, LLP Sunflower Broadband US Bank Vinland Valley Nursery Weaver’s World Company The Write Design Yarn Barn

Thank you to these Lawrence businesses for their support of the Lawrence Arts Center: Americana Music Academy American Century Investments Aneita’s Alterations Art Frames AT&T Foundation The Bay Leaf Beautiful Music Beimer’s BBQ Bittersweet Garden and Floral Black Hills Energy Bracker’s Good Earth Clay

Callahan Creek Central National Bank Central Soyfoods Circle S Ranch City Wine Market Community Mercantile Cottins Hardware Douglas County Bank Dr. John Hay DDS Emprise Bank Evan Williams Catering

The Eye Doctors Optometrists Fritzel Construction Fun and Games Gaches, Braden, and Associates Great Harvest Bread Co Hallmark Cards Hill’s Pet Nutrition Intrust Bank HyVee J & S Coffee Kizer Cummings Jewelry

Callahan Creek has donated strategic marketing studies and the redesign of the Arts Center’s logo, brand, and tagline. On behalf of the Lawrence Arts Center’s staff and Board of Directors, thank you, Callahan Creek.

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER MEMBERShIP FORM

Please mail to Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 or see lawrenceartscenter.org. Enjoy the Arts Center to its fullest! As a member, you provide for community arts programs such as scholarships, artist residencies, workshops and exhibitions. Your support is important and sincerely appreciated. Name Address

City, State, Zip

Home Phone

Work Phone

Amount of donation

Individual $50

Family $100

Friend $250

Email Address Patron $500

Imagination Society $1,000

Senior (55+) $30

University Student (18+) $30

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for your calendar AUGUST

13 Story Slam 2010 see page 18 13 through September 4 Enamel Artist Herb Friedson see page 20 20 Fall enrollment begins (August 16 for LAC members and dance students) 20–22 Busker Fest! see page 18 21 Dance Information Day, auditions for Advanced Ballet Performance Company and Advanced Jazz Performance Ensemble see page 18 27 Final Friday 27 through September 26 Stan Herd and Simon Cordova see page 20 28 SPRING AWAKENING see page 18

29 English Tea Dance Benefit see page 18

17–18 New Play Festival: AMERICAN BEAR see page 19

8 Story Slam 2010 see page 18

22–23 JACK AND JILL: A ROMANCE see page 19

31 Deadline for early bird 10% enrollment discount

18 New Play Festival: PROP 8 ON TRIAL see page 19

8–9 940 at 9:40 PREVIEW CONCERT see page 18

29 Final Friday

24 Final Friday

14 Dads and Daughters Ballroom performance see page 18

SEPTEMBER

1 Auditions for theater, new media, music, and musical theater groups see page 15 10 Story Slam 2010 see page 18 10–11 Local premiere of earthwork see page 3 10 through October 9 Works by Rita Blitt see page 20 11 Film Intensive see page 15 16–17 New Play Festival: THE PALUDAN SISTERS: IT’S ALL RELATIVE see page 19

24 through October 24 Artists as Cowboys: New paintings by Jouvelt see page 20 19 Auditions for THE SNOW QUEEN see page 13 27 Cast/parents meeting for THE SNOW QUEEN see page 13

English Alternative Theatre eat.ku.edu

Americana Music Academy 1419 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, KS 66045 785-830-9640 americana-music.org

Fresh Produce Art Collective dotdotdotartspace.wordpress.com

Art Tougeau Art Car Parade arttougeau.org Asteroid head Art Club asteroidhead.com B.A.L.M. Darin White beautyartandlifemovement.org 785-764-2216 Diane’s Artisan Gallery 4 East 7th St. Lawrence, KS 66044 785-856-1155 EMU Theatre emutheatre.net

The Invisible hand Gallery Adam Smith 801 1/2 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, KS 66044 785-813-1813 Kaw Valley Quilters Guild Sammie Messick ragtop@sunflower.com KU Art and Design Gallery Art and Design Building, 3rd Floor Lawrence, KS 66045 785-864-4401 | arts.ku.edu KU School of the Arts Lawrence, KS 66045 785-864-4662 | sota.ku.edu KU School of Music Lawrence, KS 66045 785-864-3436 | music.ku.edu

15 through November 27 Body Awareness: National Ceramics Invitational see page 20 15 through November 27 2010 International Cone Box Show see page 20 15 through November 27 Cups: A national invitational ceramic show see page 20

OC TOBER

2 Lawrence Arts Center 35th Anniversary Benefit Party see page 3

22 School’s Out! Classes for K-12th graders see page 6

4 First Saturday Players present THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA see page 18

22–23 2010 Lawrence Arts Center Ceramics Symposium see page 21

city of the arts American Indian Repertory Theatre http://aireptheatre.org

15 School’s Out! Classes for 7th-12th graders see page 6

Lawrence Arts Commission lawrenceartscommission.org Lawrence ArtMarket lawrenceartmarket@ thecenterforart.com Lawrence ArtWalk info@lawrenceartwalk.org lawrenceartwalk.org

31 Halloween Concert and Costume Contest see page 18

12 Story Slam 2010 see page 18 26 Final Friday 30 through December 1 Poinsettias from sale to benefit Arts-Based Preschool available for pickup see page 17

NOVEMBER

3 Orders due for poinsettia sale to benefit Arts-Based Preschool see page 17 5 School’s Out! Classes for K-6th graders see page 6 5–7 Regional Choreography Festival see page 18 7–8 City Youth Theater presents EAT: IT’S NOT ABOUT THE FOOD see page 18

DECEMBER

3–23 Lawrence Photo Alliance Members Show see page 20 4 First Saturday Players present ALICE IN WONDERLAND see page 18 10-12, 17-19 THE SNOW QUEEN see page 18 31 Final Friday

Lawrence is home to many and varied arts organizations, cultivating a vibrant arts scene in our community. Check with these organizations for information about upcoming events.

Lawrence Art Guild | Gallery 1109 Linda Baranski, president 1109 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, KS 66044 785-856-2784 lawrenceartguild.org Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, KS 66044 785-843-2787 lawrenceartscenter.org

29–31 CATS AND BATS see page 18

11–12 School’s Out! Classes for K-6th graders see page 6

Lawrence Chamber Orchestra Jacqueline Bogner 785-691-7824 lawrencechamberorchestra@hotmail.com lawrencechamberorchestra.org Lawrence Children’s Choir P.O. Box 4173 Lawrence, KS 66046 785-331-4662 lawrencechildrenschoir.org

Lawrence Photo Alliance lawrencephotoalliance.org Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont St. Lawrence, KS 66044 785-843-3833 lawrencepubliclibrary.com The Lied Center of Kansas 1600 Stewart Dr. Lawrence, KS 66045 785-864-2787 | lied.ku.edu

Lawrence Civic Choir Pat Fairchild patfair@sunflower.com 785-841-0324 lawrencecivicchoir.org

940 Dance Company 785-843-2787 | 940dancecompany.org

Lawrence Community Theatre 1501 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, KS 66044 785-843-SHOW (7469) theatrelawrence.com Lawrence Percolator lawrencepercolator@gmail.org

Spencer Museum of Art 1301 Mississippi St. Lawrence, KS 66045 785-864-4710 spencerart.ku.edu University Dance Kansas University 1530 Naismith Dr., Room 460 Lawrence, KS 66045 785-864-4264 | dance.ku.edu

University Theatre Kansas University 311 Murphy Hall 1530 Naismith Dr. Lawrence, KS 66045 785-864-3982 | kutheatre.com Van Go Mobile Arts 715 New Jersey St Lawrence, KS 66044 785-842-3797 | van-go.org Thunderbird Theatre 155 Indian Ave. Lawrence, KS 66046-4800 785-749-8433 Wonderfair Art Gallery, Shoppe, and Studio 803 1/2 Massachusetts St. (above the Casbah) Lawrence, KS 66044 785-856-3247

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school’s out all-arts camps

F I N D S O M E T h I N G C O N S T R U C T I V E T O D O W h E N S C h O O L’ S O U T ! Spend all or part of a day at the Arts Center! Just because school’s out doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Come hang out with us on School’s Out days — October 15 for 7th-12th graders; October 22 for Kindergarteners-12th graders; and November 5, 11, and 12 for Kindergarteners-6th graders. These camps are designed to engage students in active learning while they express their talents and creativity. Materials are provided. Choose morning or afternoon, or both when available. half-day students should bring a snack. Full-day students should bring a sack lunch and two snacks.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Relief Printmaking for Teens (9th-12th grade)— Nicolette Ross, Artist-in-residence Learn basic concepts of relief printmaking by combining digital, photographic and hand-drawn resources. You’ll create unique prints from linoleum and cardboard using additive and reductive relief methods. No drawing experience is necessary. FA-AYX91: Fri, Oct 15, 1-4pm, $40

School’s Out and Up Pop Puppets (K-3rd grade)—LAC Staff Students will make their own puppets and create a play for presentation the last 15 minutes of class. FA-TCKPUP: Fri, Nov 5, 1-4pm, $25

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

Printmaking (4th-6th grade)—LAC Staff This workshop will introduce the basic concepts of printmaking, shape, line, and artistic composition. Each student will create several unique works of art through the use of a variety of print and collage techniques including relief, collograph, and monoprinting. FA-AYX42: Fri, Nov 5, 1-4pm, $40

handbuilding with Clay (7th-9th grade)—LAC Staff Come experiment in handbuilding clay methods such as pinch and coil. Create a sculptural form in an afternoon. FA-AYX71: Fri, Oct 15, 1-4pm, $40

Freaky Friday: Spooky Musical Theater (K-2nd grade)—LAC Staff Spend the day creating a musical play, complete with dancing and costumes. Performance at 3:30pm. Bring a sack lunch. FA-XYK001: Fri, Oct 22, 9am-4pm, $40 Monsters’ Ball: Musical Revue (3rd-5th grade)—LAC Staff Join us for a frightening brew of songs, dance, and stories. Performance at 3:45pm. Bring a sack lunch. FA-XYT001: Fri, Oct 22, 9am-4pm, $40 haunted New hampshire house (6th-8th grade)—LAC Staff Spend a day in this version of mega-sculpture fit for zombies. Bring a sack lunch. FA-XYS001: Fri, Oct 22, 9am-4pm, $40

Clay Creations (K-3rd grade)—LAC Staff This class will explore handbuilding to create sculptural and functional forms. FA-AYX12: Fri, Nov 5, 9am-noon, $40

Animation Alive (4th-6th grade)—LAC Staff Spend your afternoon away from school animating away in our digital media lab. FA-AYX12: Fri, Nov 5, 9am-noon, $25

Early bird enrollment discounts!

Enroll in any class listed in this course catalog before September 1 and receive a 10% discount. (This incentive ends on August 31.)

Drypoint Etching and Monoprinting (9th-12th grade)— Nicolette Ross, Artist-in-residence Create unique prints from Plexiglass using a variety of drawing, tracing and painterly techniques. No drawing experience is necessary. FA-AYX92: Fri, Oct 22, 1-4pm, $40

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ThURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Printmaking (K-3rd grade)—LAC Staff Kids will be introduced to the basic concepts of printmaking, shape, line and artistic composition. Each student will create several unique works of art using a variety of print and collage techniques including relief, collograph, and monoprinting. FA-AYX13: Thu, Nov 11, 9am-noon, $40

Drawing and Painting (K-3rd grade)—LAC Staff Kids learn to find their own unique artistic style in this class by exploring various drawing and painting techniques and mediums. FA-AYX14: Fri, Nov 12, 9am-noon, $40

Let’s Make a Musical (K-2nd grade)—LAC Staff Make up stories around some of our favorite songs, and maybe even make up a song or two. We’ll do a short musical for parents and friends the last half hour of class on Friday. Bring a sack lunch. FA-TCKMUS: Thu-Fri, Nov 11-12 (2 days), 9am-4pm, $80

Drawing and Painting (K-3rd grade)—LAC Staff Kids learn to find their own unique artistic style in this class by exploring various drawing and painting techniques and mediums. FA-AYX15: Thu, Nov 11, 1-4pm, $40 harry Potter Dance Adventures (3rd-6th grade)— Molly Gordon/LAC Staff The world of Harry Potter inspires us with tales of witches and wizards as we create our own story of Hogwarts. We will create sets and costumes, invent spells and charms, and move with the force of magic. An informal performance will be presented to family and friends on Friday. Bring a sack lunch if enrolling in both classes. FA-DYS345A: Thu-Fri, Nov 11-12 (2 days), 9am-noon, $40 FA-DYS345B: Thu-Fri, Nov 11-12 (2 days), 1-4pm, $40 Both classes (includes supervised lunchtime): $79 Round ’Em Up, Let Your Worries Ride Free (3rd-6th grade)—Christie and Jeff Dobson Explore creating good relationships, learn to deal with bullying, and increase self esteem — all in a short film about cowboys and cowgirls. Bring a sack lunch. FA-FCTS0: Thu-Fri, Nov 11-12 (2 days), 9am-4pm, $80 Clay Creations (3rd-6th grade)— Akiko Jackson, Artist-in-residence Create sculptural, functional forms through handbuilding. FA-AYX43: Thu, Nov 11, 9am-noon, $40

Let’s Make a Musical (K-2nd grade)—LAC Staff Make up stories around some of our favorite songs, and maybe even make up a song or two. We’ll do a short musical for parents and friends the last half hour of class on Friday. Bring a sack lunch. FA-TCKMUS: Thu-Fri, Nov 11-12 (2 days), 9am-4pm, $80

harry Potter Dance Adventures (3rd-6th grade)— Molly Gordon/LAC Staff The world of Harry Potter inspires us with tales of witches and wizards as we create our own story of Hogwarts. We will create sets and costumes, invent spells and charms, and move with the force of magic. An informal performance will be presented to family and friends on Friday. Bring a sack lunch if enrolling in both classes. FA-DYS345A: Thu-Fri, Nov 11-12 (2 days), 9am-noon, $40 FA-DYS345B: Thu-Fri, Nov 11-12 (2 days), 1-4pm, $40 Both classes (includes supervised lunchtime): $79 Round ’Em Up, Let Your Worries Ride Free (3rd-6th grade)—Christie and Jeff Dobson Explore creating good relationships, learn to deal with bullying, and increase self esteem — all in a short film about cowboys and cowgirls. A great place to spend your “school’s out” days! Bring a sack lunch. FA-FCTS0: Thu-Fri, Nov 11-12 (2 days), 9am-4pm, $80 Trash or Treasure (3rd-6th grade)— Mollie Blackburn Join us as we go on scavenger hunts and learn how to transform your finds into unique sculpture or jewelry. Basic 3-D construction skills using metal, mixed media, and found objects are covered. FA-AYX44: Fri, Nov 12, 9am-noon, $40 Clay Creations (3rd-6th grade)— Akiko Jackson, Artist-in-residence Create sculptural, functional forms through handbuilding. FA-AYX43: Fri, Nov 12, 1-4pm, $40


guide to all-arts youth classes O P T I O N S F O R 1 S T- 1 2 T h G R A D E R S ? W E h A V E ’ E M ! Parents, looking for constructive, supervised opportunities for your kids after school and on days when school’s out? Kids, looking for fun and a chance to learn something new? The Arts Center offers an abundance of options to fit most every interest. There are many terrific, arts-based experiences here to choose from! You’ll find course descriptions, dates, and details on pages 6, 8, and 12-16. Enrollment begins August 20 (August 16 for Lawrence Arts Center members and dance students). If you enroll before September 1 (midnight the night before, to be exact), you’ll be eligible for a 10% early bird discount for all classes listed in this course catalog. Enroll online at lawrenceartscenter.org or see page 27. MONDAYS

FRIDAYS

ThURSDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

TUESDAYS

SATURDAYS

K-2ND GRADE VISUAL ARTS

Mudpie Madness 3D Mania

DANCE

Tactile Textures

Printmaking Art Explorers Club

Drawing and Painting (1st-2nd)

Boys Dance and Theater I

Ballet I (2nd grade+)

Wild Things

ThEATER

OCTOBER 15

Intro to Ballet (1st grade) Ballet I (2nd grade+)

Kinder Ballet Ballet I (2nd grade+) Family Fairy Tales

Princesses, Wizards, Lizards Down the Rabbit Hole Home School Arts

NEW MEDIA

3RD-5Th GRADE VISUAL ARTS DANCE

ThEATER

Comic Book Art

Trash or Treasure Drawing and Painting

Clay Creations Pottery Camp

History of Puppets

Ballet III (4th grade+) Ballet IV (5th grade+) Contemporary Modern I Contemporary Modern II

Ballet II (3rd grade+) Ballet IV (5th grade+) Boys Dance and Theater I

Ballet III (4th grade+) Jazz Hip Hop I

Ballet II (3rd grade+) Ballet IV (5th grade+) Dads and Daughters Ballroom

Monday Group

“Not Afraid Of”

Wednesday Group Home School Arts

6Th-8Th GRADE VISUAL ARTS

Drawing and Painting

Pottery Camp

Metal Maniacs Darkroom Photo (6th-9th)

DANCE

Ballet V (7th grade+) Contemporary Modern Dance II

Ballet V (7th grade+)

Ballet V (7th grade+)

Ballet V (7th grade+) Jazz Hip Hop II/III Dads and Daughters Ballroom

Home School Theater

First Saturday Players

Dramatic Writing (3rd-8th)

Digital Photography

Digital Film Production Digital Editing Workshop

NEW MEDIA

Boys Dance and Theater II

Ballet II (3rd grade+) Ballet III (4th grade+) Ballet IV (5th grade+) Hip Hop Fun Tap I (2nd-4th+) Tap II Irish Step Dance

Puppets and Plays “Not Afraid Of” Dramatic Writing (3rd-8th)

NEW MEDIA

ThEATER

DANCE

Handbuilt Ceramics

Foundation Drawing

FREE Portfolio Review

Darkroom Photo (6th-9th) Portfolio Development Portfolio Prep

Advanced Ballet Performance Company

Ballet VI (9th grade+)

Jazz Hip Hop II/III Ballet VI (9th grade+) Jazz Performance Ensemble

City Youth Theater Home School Theater

First Saturday Players

Digital Photography

Digital Film Production Digital Editing Workshop

ThEATER NEW MEDIA

City Youth Theater LAC Voices (10th-12th)

• 7th-9th grade: Handbuilding with Clay • 9th-12th grade: Relief Printmaking

OCTOBER 22

• K-2rd grade: Freaky Friday • 3rd-5th grade: Monster’s Ball • 6th-8th grade: Haunted New Hampshire House • 9th-12th grade: Drypoint Etching and Monoprinting

NOVEMBER 5 • 1st-3rd grade: Clay Creations • 1st-3rd grade: Up Pop Puppets • 4th-6th grade: Animation Alive • 4th-6th grade: Printmaking

NOVEMBER 11

Acting for Camera (3rd-8th) • K-2nd grade: Let’s Make a Musical • K-3rd grade: Printmaking • K-3rd grade: Drawing and Painting Ballet V (7th grade+) • 3rd-6th grade: Irish Step Dance Harry Potter Dance Adventures • 3rd-6th grade: Round ’Em Up • 3rd-6th grade: Acting for Camera (3rd-8th) Clay Creations

NOVEMBER 12

9Th-12Th GRADE (NEW!) VISUAL ARTS

SChOOL’S OUT DAYS

Totally Awesome Wearables

Ballet VI (9th grade+) Irish Step Dance

• K-2nd grade: Let’s Make a Musical • 1st-3rd grade: Drawing and Painting • 3rd-6th grade: Harry Potter Dance Adventures • 3rd-6th grade: Round ’Em Up • 3rd-6th grade: Trash or Treasure • 3rd-6th grade: Clay Creations

9th-12th grade students also welcome in most adult classes.

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visual arts for youth COME JOIN ThE FUN... EXPERIMENT WITh NEW MEDIUMS OR DEVELOP YOUR EXPERTISE IN ANY AREA Join us after school and on Saturdays. This fall, we have loads of things to explore — everything from clay to metals to textiles to photography. Most materials are provided. We now offer visual arts classes designed for high school students, too: beginners and those developing portfolios. FINANCIAL AID is available. For an application, visit lawrenceartscenter.org or ask at the front desk. EARLY BIRD ENROLLMENT DISCOUNTS! Enroll before September 1 and receive a 10% discount. Enroll online at lawrenceartscenter.org or see page 27.

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Mudpie Madness—LAC Staff Dig in, play with, and get your hands dirty in mud! Students will discover the magical qualities of clay to make handbuilt forms, bowls, creatures, and just about anything else they can imagine while developing skills. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY0211: Mon, Sep 13-Oct 4 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0212: Mon, Oct 11-Nov 1 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0213: Mon, Nov 8-29 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55

Trash or Treasure—Mollie Blackburn Join us as we go on scavenger hunts and learn how to transform our finds into unique sculpture or jewelry. Basic 3D construction skills using metal, mixed media, and found objects are covered. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY0431: Tue, Sep 14-Nov 2 (8wks), 4-5:30pm, $55

Drawing and Painting—Sarah Wertzberger Learn to find your own unique artistic style by exploring various drawing and painting techniques and media! Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY0161: Mon, Sep 13-Oct 4 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0162: Mon, Oct 11-Nov 1 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0163: Mon, Nov 8-29 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55

handbuilt Ceramics— Akiko Jackson, Artist-in-residence This class will introduce artists to beginning handbuilding techniques of pinch, coil, slab, and alternative shortcut methods. Focus on surface, texture, and low- to medium-fire temperature glazes. Students with all levels of experience are welcome. Min 6/Max 14 FA-AY0291: Thu, Sep 23-Oct 28 (6wks), 4-5:30pm, $70 FA-AY0292: Thu, Nov 4-Dec 2 (4wks, no class Nov 25), 4-5:30pm, $50

3D Mania—LAC Staff Explore your world in shape, form, color, and movement. Discover sculpture techniques by using paper, recycled materials, and more. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY0411: Mon, Sep 13-Oct 4 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0412: Mon, Oct 11-Nov 1 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0413: Mon, Nov 8-29 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 Tactile Textiles: Yarns, Strings, and Things— Sarah Wertzberger Come discover the endless tactile possibilities of fiber arts! Explore simple weaving, felting, fabric collage, yarn art, pattern printing, tie-dye, and more. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY0611: Tue, Sep 14-Oct 5 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0612: Tue, Oct 12-Nov 2 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0613: Tue, Nov 9-30 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 Printmaking—Nicolette Ross, Artist-in-residence Kids will be introduced to printmaking, shape, line, and artistic composition and create several unique works of art through a variety of techniques. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY0711: Wed, Sep 15-Oct 6 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0712: Wed, Oct 13-Nov 3 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0713: Wed, Nov 10-Dec 8 (4wks, no class Nov 24), 4-5:30pm, $55 NEW! Art Explorers Club—LAC Staff With a story for starters, kids will explore drawing, painting, printing, ceramics, music, dance, theater, science, math, and play — while enhancing their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. FA-APK-1: Wed, Sep 22-Oct 13 (4wks), 3-4pm, $45 FA-APK-2: Wed, Oct 20-Nov 10 (4wks), 3-4pm, Fee: $45 FA-APK-3: Wed, Nov 17-Dec 15 (4wks, no class Nov 24), 3-4pm, $45

Drawing and Painting—Jason Barr Kids learn to find their own unique artistic style by exploring various drawing and painting techniques and media. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY0131: Tue, Sep 14-Oct 5 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0132: Tue, Oct 12-Nov 2 (4wks), 4-5:30pm,$55 FA-AY0133: Tue, Nov 9-30 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 Clay Creations This class will explore handbuilding to create sculptural and functional forms. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY0232: Wed, Sep 22-Oct 13 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0233: Wed, Nov 3-Dec 1 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 Pottery Camp—LAC Staff Learn how to make ceramic sculptures, bowls, vases, plates, mugs, and more. Youth will be able to learn to use the potters wheel, as well as construction and glazing techniques. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY0231: Wed, Oct 20-Nov 10 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 history of Puppets While exploring the cultural and geographical history of the puppet, we’ll employ hands-on puppet creations. We will also view films and animations from various regions and export the art form of storytelling through puppets. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY1031: Thu, Sep 23-Oct 14 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY1032: Thu, Oct 21-Nov 11 (4wks), 4-5:30pm,$55 Comic Book Art—Lori hanson Back by popular demand! Create your own comic characters and adventures! This class is for youth who want to learn fun and easy ways to make comics. Students will also learn the basic tools and techniques for developing their drawing skills. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY0531: Sat, Sep 18-Nov 6 (8wks), 10am-noon, $55

Drawing and Painting (1st-2nd grade)—LAC Staff Kids learn to find their own unique artistic style by exploring basics of drawing and painting. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY0111: Thu, Sep 23-Oct 14 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0112: Thu, Oct 28-Nov 18 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55

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Pottery Camp—Jessica Conner Learn how to make ceramic sculptures, bowls, vases, plates, mugs, and more. You can learn to use the potters wheel, as well as construction and glazing techniques. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AY0261: Tue, Sep 14-Oct 5 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0262: Tue, Oct 12-Nov 2 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 FA-AY0263: Tue, Nov 9-30 (4wks), 4-5:30pm, $55 Metal Maniacs—Mollie Blackburn Create one-of-a-kind, hand-held, wearable art objects. Design and construct your own unique “bling” or pocket treasures. We’ll cover the fundamentals of metalsmithing and jewelry design — cold connections, surface treatments, and incorporating mixed media and found objects. Min 5/Max 12 FA-AY0961: Wed, Sep 15-Oct 20 (6wks), 3-5pm, $60 FA-AY0962: Wed, Oct 27-Dec 8 (6wks, no class Nov 24), 3-5pm, $60 Darkroom Photography (6th-9th grade)—Ann Dean Explore art photography in this fun, informative class for young photographers. Learn the basics of 35mm photography, including composition and how the camera works. You will develop and print your own film in the darkroom. Bring a 35mm film camera and two rolls of TMAX 400 36-exposure black-and-white film, available at Wolfe’s Camera in Topeka. Min 6/Max 10 FA-AY0861: Wed, Sep 29-Nov 17 (8wks), 4-5:30pm, $155 Digital Photography (6th-9th grade)—Ann Dean See New Media classes on page 16. Min 5 FA-AY0862: Tue, Sep 14-Nov 2 (8wks), 4-5:30pm, $145

NEW! We now offer visual arts classes for 9th-12th graders (high school students aged 14 or older). Some of these classes are more specifically for 10th-12th graders. Students age 14+ can also enroll in most adult classes. See pages 9-11.

Free Portfolio Review (10th-12th grade)— Carol Ann Carter/Pat Nemchock/Misha Kligman One time only! High school students who are serious about studying art in college are invited to have their work looked over by three professional artists/teachers. Get feedback to help you prepare your college portfolio. FA-AY0192: Tue, Aug 31, 4-5:30pm, Free! Building a Body of Work: Portfolio Development (10th-12th grade)—Lori hanson Need to expand your portfolio? Here’s a chance to create a breadth of work to show your versatility and strengths. This small-group setting will allow the instructor to work one-on-one with students. Min 5/Max 7 FA-AY0193: Wed, Sep 15-Dec 1 (11wks, no class Nov 24), 3:30-5:30pm, $170 Portfolio Preparation: Life Drawing (10th-12th grade)—Pat Nemchock Life drawing is a key component in any scholarship-level portfolio review. Through this class your understanding of the underlying structure of the body will develop, along with your ability to represent the form on paper, and you’ll have pieces for your portfolio. Instruction followed by two hours of drawing from a female model. We will work from short to long poses with a variety of media. Supplies included with materials fee. Min 5/Max 12 FA-AY0194: Wed, Nov 3-Dec 15 (6wks, no class Nov 24), 3:45-6pm, $100 plus $10 materials fee Foundation Drawing—Misha Kligman This class will help solidify your knowledge of drawing before entering college and also help in portfolio preparation. Learn and practice a variety of approaches to depicting pictorial space — contour, gesture, volume summary, and linear perspective. FA-AAD011: Mon, Sep 13-Nov 29 (12wks), 5:30-7:30pm, $160 What to do when school’s out? See our All-Arts Camps for K-12th grade students on page 6.


visual arts for adults

TAKE ThE TIME ... TRY SOMEThING NE W ... IMAGINE ThE POSSIBILITIES The Arts Center offers all kinds of classes for adults. If you’re even remotely interested in art, you’ll find something here to capture that interest — whether it’s something completely new and different, or a continuing study of a particular art form or medium. Some classes meet once or twice a week for several weeks; others are one-day workshops. Most materials are provided, except where indicated. Students age 14+ are welcome in many adult classes. FINANCIAL AID is available throughout the year for children and adults. For an application, visit lawrenceartscenter.org or ask at the front desk.

BOOKMAKING

CERAMICS

Then Fold in Paper—Roberta Woods Would you like to create some unusual and handmade books, just in time for the holidays? This four-week course will introduce you to several non-adhesive book structures, including the accordion-fold book, single and multi-signature pamphlets, and the flag book. Learn about the special properties of paper, folding and cutting techniques, and simple sewing structures — plus whip up some beautiful paste papers to cover your creations. Min 5/Max 10 FA-AAR0761: Sat, Sep 18-Oct 9 (4wks), 1-3pm, $105

The Lawrence Arts Center’s Ceramics Program is focused on high-temperature clays and glazes that are fired in a gas kiln. Unless otherwise noted, class fees include 25lbs of clay, use of basic studio tools and equipment, glazes, and firing fees. The ceramics studio is open 9am-9pm weekdays, and 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, except for holidays and special events (hours as posted). Students are welcome to work in the studio outside of class time; however, classes have studio right-of-way.

Making Simple Books—Marsha Poholsky Make books without traditional sewn bindings. Explore single-sheet books, accordion-fold books, tunnel books and other styles with folding and glue. Min 5/Max 10 FA-AAR0762: Sat, Oct 30-Dec 11 (6wks, no class Nov 27), 9:30-11:30am, $130 Intro to Bookbinding— Nicolette Ross, Artist-in-residence Learn to create beautiful hand-bound journals, sketchbooks, and artist books. Get introduced to various pamphlet, accordion, Coptic, long stitch, and stab bindings, as well as the construction of a handmade box to hold your creations. Min 5/Max 10 FA-AAR072: Tue, Sep 14-Nov 2 (8wks), 1-3:30pm, $150 The Artist Book— Nicolette Ross, Artist-in-residence This self-directed course will examine current definitions and uses of the book form in contemporary art. Create a work of art integrating the book (or metaphor thereof) into your current artistic practice. This could take the form of an editioned artist’s book, sculpture, installation, or other format determined by the nature of the project. Previous bookbinding experience is helpful but not required, as some basic binding techniques will be covered as needed.. Min 5/Max 10 FA-AAR073: Wed, Sep 15-Dec 1 (11wks, no class Nov 24), 7-9pm, $190

First Time Potter—Amy Lenharth Get introduced to the potters wheel and basic potterymaking techniques. Amy will offer weekly demonstrations and discussions and help students with projects and developing skills on the wheel. Min 6/Max 14 FA-AAC011: Mon, Sep 20-Nov 29 (11wks), 7-9pm, $155 Wood Firing—Ben Ahlvers Originating thousands of years ago, wood firing has been used all over the world and holds a prominent place in contemporary ceramic art. The anagama kiln that this class will fire pieces in uses wood as its fuel source, opposed to conventional kilns that use electricity or natural gas. The process creates unique surfaces, both in texture and color. The firing takes several days and requires stoking over the duration. Ben will demonstrate wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques, and video and PowerPoint presentations will be given. 25lbs of stoneware will be provided. Experience with clay, and attendance at kiln prep and clean up is required. Kiln loading and the one firing will take place in early October. This class is in partnership with the University of Kansas Ceramics Department. FA-AAC058: Mon-Fri, Sep 13-17 (5 days), 6:30-9:30pm, $120 PLUS $25 materials fee

Early bird enrollment discounts!

Enroll in any class listed in this course catalog before September 1 and receive a 10% discount. (This incentive ends on August 31.)

2010 Lawrence Arts Center Ceramics Symposium

On October 22-23 the Arts Center will host six nationally recognized ceramicists for two days of workshops. These artists represent a diverse range of techniques and approaches to ceramic art. This Ceramics Symposium will offer dialogue and demonstrations related to the contemporary ceramic art world. The six artists will be paired up in three different studios at the Arts Center, demonstrating their construction techniques and encouraging dialogue with the audience. Participants are encouraged to visit each of the three studios throughout the two-day symposium. Student rates available. For more details, see page 21 and check lawrenceartscenter.org. FA-AAC050ALL: Fri-Sat, Oct 22-23, $75 FA-AAC050FRI: Fri, Oct 22, $50 FA-AAC050SAT: Sat, Oct 23, $50 FA-AAC051ALL (student): Fri-Sat, Oct 22-23, $65 FA-AAC051FRI (student): Fri, Oct 22, $40 FA-AAC051SAT (student): Sat, Oct 23, $40 handbuilding–Clay as a Medium for Sculpture— Akiko Jackson, Artist-in-residence Get introduced to beginning handbuilding techniques of pinch, coil, slab, and alternative shortcut methods. Projects will begin with large-scale sculpture and progress to small detailed works. Focus on surface, texture, and low- to medium-fire temperature glazes. Students with all levels of experience are welcome. Class will include group demonstrations and individual instructor attention. Min 6/Max 14 FA-AAC031: Mon, Sep 20-Nov 29 (11wks), 5-7pm, $165 Intermediate/Advanced: Installation and Multiples–Clay as a Medium for Sculpture— Akiko Jackson, Artist-in-residence This class will focus on ideas of space, installation, and multiples. Handbuild multiple parts with the goal of installing the works off the pedestal (e.g., wall, floor, suspensions, outdoor). Focus on hanging techniques and hardware, one-part mold-making, and alternative surface treatments, along with low- to medium-glaze options. Intermediate to advanced level experience is required. Class will include group demonstrations and individual instructor attention. Min 6/Max 14 FA-AAC0521: Tue, Sep 21-Nov 30 (11wks), 8-10pm, $165

Intermediate/Advanced: Mold-making and Slip-casting–Clay as a Medium for Sculpture— Akiko Jackson, Artist-in-residence Focus on mold-making techniques: one-part, two-part, and three-part molds using No. 1 pottery plaster. Cast and pull molds from found objects to combine and alter them into larger sculpture. This will be done by slipcasting the molds or pressing the molds with clay. Focus on clay and slip recipes, plaster-to-water ratios, and low- to mediumtemperature glazes. Intermediate to advanced level experience is required. Class will include group demonstrations and individual instructor attention. Min 6/Max 14 FA-AAC0522: Tue, Sep 21-Nov 30 (11wks), 5:30-7:30pm, $165 Glaze Exploration—Amy Lenharth This hands-on, practical course is aimed at the serious hobbyist. We will cover the basic chemistry of clay and glazes, common glaze defects and how to fix them, and the search for new colors through testing. The focus will include both low-fire oxidation glazes and high-fire reduction glazes. Respirators are required. Min 6/Max 14 FA-AAC0531: Wed, Sep 22-Nov 10 (8wks), 8-10pm, $125

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visual arts for adults CERAMICS, continued Surface Decoration Techniques—Amy Lenharth Form is only the beginning! Take your work a step further and take time to explore the surface of your pots and sculpture. Many methods of decoration will be explored, including sprigging, stamping, sliptrailing, hakeme, mishima, sgraffito, impasto, inlay, carving, wax resist, and texturing. Some experience necessary; students can work on thrown forms or slab tiles. Min 6/Max 14 FA-AAC0532: Wed, Sep 22-Dec 1 (10wks, no class Nov 24), 5:30-7:30pm, $150 Cool, Crazy Ceramics—hollie Rice Take a fresh and exciting approach to creating ceramic sculpture and functional art. This class requires an openness to clay and a willingness to have fun! Min 6/Max 14 FA-AAC044: Thu, Sep 23-Dec 2 (10wks, no class Nov 25), 8-10pm, $150 Family Pottery—hollie Rice Come to class together for a special art experience with your child or children. Everyone will learn basic pottery techniques while making keepsakes for the family to share. Any adult/child combo ages 7+ is welcome. Up to two children per adult (please make sure to enroll everyone who participates). Min 6/ Max 14 FA-AAC094: Thu, Sep 23-Dec 2 (10wks, no class Nov 25), 5:30-7:30pm, $150 Pottery Skill Building—Jessica Conner Come build your pottery skills without the hassle of glazing and having to keep everything that you make. Learn basic throwing techniques and practice through repetition. Projects will be recycled (with the exception of bowls, which will be donated to the Souper Bowl fundraiser). This is the perfect class to hone your skills as a potter. You may choose to pay an additional small fee to fire a pot. This class will use the studio clay as provided. Min 6/Max 14 FA-AAC055: Fri, Sep 24-Dec 3 (9wks, no class Oct 22 or Nov 26), 10am-noon, $140 Crystalline Glazes—James Noury We’ll learn what crystalline glazes are, how they work, about kiln firing, and problem solving with runny glazes. We’ll focus on forms that appropriately carry crystal glazes. Min 6/Max 14 FA-AAC056: Sat, Sep 25-Nov 20 (8wks, no class Oct 23), 1-3pm, $125

Private Ceramics Sessions—LAC Staff Can’t find a class that fits your interest or schedule? These individualized lessons are meant for those who need individual attention from a professional to create a work of art or to hone a technique. Meeting times are to be arranged by teacher and student. Choose from among our highly qualified staff. To learn more about them, see lawrenceartscenter.org. FA-AACBA: Ben Ahlvers FA-AACAJ: Akiko Jackson, Artist-in-residence FA-AACJC: Jessica Conner FA-AACHR: Hollie Rice FA-AACAL: Amy Lenharth $35 hour, minimum 1 hour Looking for Digital Arts classes? See New Media on page 16.

DRAWING AND PAINTING Observational Drawing—Pat Nemchock Always wanted to learn to draw but thought you couldn’t? Drawing what your eye sees is a totally learnable skill, and during these eight weeks you will come to realize that you have drawing ability — you just needed to know how to access it. We’ll focus on still life and portraiture. Discover the joy of drawing! All supplies included. Min 6/Max 10 FA-AAD034: Thu, Sep 30-Nov 18 (8wks), 10am-noon, $110 plus $15 materials fee Portraiture—Jeff Ridgway Focus on the art of portrait painting, working from a live model. Learn the basics of drawing the head, using values to define the planes of the face, lighting, and the mixing of flesh colors. The preferred medium for this class is oil; however, watercolor and acrylic are welcome. Please bring a notepad, a sketchbook, and a 16x20 canvas along with your paints and art supplies. Be prepared to start working at the first class. A suggested materials list is available at the front desk. Min 6/Max 10 FA-AAP033: Wed, Sep 15-Dec 1 (11wks), 7-10pm, $190 Introduction to Painting—Jason Romanishin Never painted before and want to learn how? We will cover the fundamentals of painting techniques, color mixing, and composition. Ask for a suggested materials list at enrollment. Min 6/Max 10 FA-AAP012: Tue, Sep 14-Nov 2 (8wks), 7-9pm, $115

Mudpie Madness—LAC Staff What can be more fun than digging in, playing with, and getting your hands dirty in mud? Discover the magical qualities of clay to make handbuilt forms, bowls, creatures, and anything else you can imagine while developing technical skills. Min 6/Max 14 FA-AAC015: Thu, Sep 23-Nov 11 (8wks), 10am-noon, $125

Studio Sessions with Louis Copt This class is for self-directed students and artists who like to work in a group and share ideas and encouragement. Work in any medium you choose. Louis will meet with you individually to guide you through your painting process. Please bring your own materials. Min 4/Max 10 FA-AAP043: Wed, Sep 15-Oct 6 (4wks), 1-3pm, $90 FA-AAP041: Mon, Nov 15-Dec 6 (4wks), 1-3pm, $90

Ceramics Open Studio—LAC Staff This is for advanced-level students who want to work independently. Fees include equipment use, firing, and basic glazes. You must provide your own clay. Unless posted otherwise, participants have open access to the studio during Arts Center Hours, but scheduled classes have the right-of-way. You must attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, September 20 at 6:30pm in the studio. FA-AAC110: Sep 20-Dec 3, $165

Beginning Watercolor—Louis Copt Now is the time to pick up those watercolor brushes and dive in to some serious (but fun) painting. This class is for all levels, beginner to experienced. Louis will devote part of the class time to demonstrations; the rest of the time will be for individual work on subjects of your choice. We will focus on making color charts, experimenting with different techniques, materials, and surfaces. Work on small painting, and be encouraged to experiment and try different ways of working. Some supplies are provided, but they are limited. If you are just starting out, stop by or call the Arts Center for a suggested materials list. Min 4/Max 15 FA-AAP0511: Mon, Sep 13-Oct 4 (4wks), 7-9pm, $90 FA-AAP0512: Mon, Nov 15-Dec 6 (4wks), 7-9pm, $90

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Life Drawing—Jeff Ridgway Working from a live model, learn techniques for drawing the human figure. Focus on drawing techniques in various drawing media. This class is for beginners to advanced students. You will need to purchase basic drawing supplies; please request a list of suggested materials when enrolling. Must be age 18+ to enroll. Min 6/Max 10 FA-AAD024: Thu, Sep 16-Dec 2 (11wks, no class Nov 25), 7-10pm, $190 Intermediate/Advanced Oil Painting—Paul hotvedt Learn about color theory, lighting techniques, still life, and working with photographic references. Ample time for discussion included. Ask for a suggested materials list when enrolling. Min 6/Max 10 FA-AAP026: Sat, Sep 18-Nov 13 (8wks, no class Oct 23), 10am-noon, $115 Drawing and Painting—Sarah Wertzberger Want to learn or “brush up” on drawing and painting techniques? We’ll draw and paint from life, learn about color mixing techniques, and more. Ask for a materials list when enrolling. Min 6/Max 10 FA-AAD096: Tue, Sep 14-Nov 2 (8wks), 7-9pm, $110 Experimental Drawing—Misha Kligman Explore novel drawing materials and techniques to open new possibilities in your work and expand your concept of drawing. Learn and practice observational and concept-based drawing using silverpoint, copperpoint, gesso, graphite, and charcoal powders (and perhaps found textures, photo transfers, and collage). You will be encouraged to explore your own imagery. Min 6/Max 10 FA-AAD031: Mon, Sep 13-Nov 29 (12wks), 8-10pm, $160 Foundation Drawing—Misha Kligman This class is for adults who are new to drawing, as well as high school students who want to solidify their knowledge of drawing before entering college. For students wanting to enter college/art school, the class will help in portfolio preparation. Learn and practice a variety of approaches to depicting pictorial space, including contour, gesture, volume summary, and linear perspective. FA-AAD011: Mon, Sep 13-Nov 29 (12wks), 5:30-7:30pm, $160 Painting: Secrets of Impressionism—Madison Rhea Impressionists are well-known forefathers of modern painters. Learn to paint in the styles of Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, Cezanne, Monet, and more. Learn the history of their artistic movement while exploring the secrets behind their techniques. Study their brilliant colors and textures while working to obtain their significant use of gestural brush strokes. Subject matter includes still-life, floral, portraiture, and landscape. Min 6/Max 12 FA-AAP053: Wed, Sep 15-Dec 1 (11wks, no class Nov 24), 8-10pm, $140

INTERDISCIPLINARY CLASSES Mixed-Media Collage—Laura Jost This class provides an introduction to the diversity of styles, concepts, and techniques used in mixed-media collages. The first two weeks focus on learning about collage materials (including glues and surfaces), techniques, and how to conceptualize a collage. In the last three weeks, you will make a collage based on your own ideas and materials. Min 5/Max 12 FA-AAX022: Tue, Sep 14-Nov 2 (8wks), 10am-noon, $125 Arts Excursion—Whitney Jacobs No passport or extra bag fee required! Be sure to bring an open mind and willingness to explore on this visual arts excursion. All aboard! Want to tinker in metals, acquaint yourself with observational drawing techniques, build and glaze a ceramic creation, try printmaking on for size, dabble in watercolors and acrylic paints, experience working with traditional darkroom photography, and more? This mobile class allows you to explore the impressive studio spaces and exceptional array of artistic outlets offered through the Arts Center. Min 5/Max 12 FA-AAX014: Thu, Sep 16-Nov 4 (8wks), 5-7pm, $125

JEWELRY AND METALS Photo Etching, Rings, and Stone Settings— Tiffany Kunkler Enjoy learning the fundamentals of jewelry and fabrication techniques. Explore ring fabrication, gemstone setting, and photo etching using PNP. Consider applications in jewelry through demonstrations, group discussions, and practice to achieve a finished piece. Min 4/Max 10 FA-AAJ0431: Wed, Sep 15-Dec 1 (11wks, no class Nov 24), 7-9pm, $190 Metal Reminiscence—Mollie Blackburn Use your treasured photos to create lasting metal mementos for keepsakes, personalized jewelry, or scrapbooking. Basic jewelry and metals skills will be covered so that we can fashion silhouettes of those we hold dear. Beginners welcome! Min 4/Max 10 FA-AAJ0432: Wed, Sep 15-Dec 1 (11wks, no class Nov 24), 9:30-11:30am, $190 Totally Awesome Wearables—Whitney Jacobs Get introduced to projects that are just as enjoyable to make as they are to wear! Familiarize yourself with metals by creating a unique copper-etched wearable, design your own resin bottle cap pins, and walk away with wearable projects that are sure to be conversation starters. FA-AAJ0962: Sat, Sep 11-18 (2wks), 9am-noon, $60


visual arts for adults FAMILY CLASSES These adult/child classes offer special opportunities for family members to create together! Enroll and come to class with your child.

Child/Parent Dance, Sing, Play—Janice Griffin This class is for our youngest students to enjoy with a parent or caregiver. Puppets, rhythm sticks, scarves, hoops, balloons, and child-sized play equipment help develop gross motor skills. You’ll “dance like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire,” sing fun songs, and learn new ways to exercise, sing, and play together.

Beginning Jewelry—Rachel Sudlow Explore the possibilities of designing and creating wearable objects using metal. Learn fundamental techniques and develop an understanding of the processes and materials that go into making jewelry. Class will consist of demonstrations, group and individual discussions, as well as ample time to work on practicing the skills you learn and creating a finished piece. Min 5/Max 12 FA-AAJ0111: Mon, Sep 13-Nov 29 (12wks), 5-7pm, $195 FA-AAJ0112: Mon, Sep 13-Nov 29 (12wks), 7-9pm, $195 Enameling—herb Friedson Learn to decorate metal objects and jewelry with one or more layers of translucent pigment made from powdered glass that are then fused to a smooth surface using a kiln. The process produces richly colored, intricate designs. Min 5/Max 10 FA-AAJ032: Tue, Sep 14-Oct 19 (6wks), 7-9:30pm, $190 One-Day Enameling Workshop—herb Friedson Learn the fundamentals of enameling in this one-day intensive workshop. Explore the process of design and application of translucent pigment made from powdered glass to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind bowl. No experience is necessary; all materials are included. Min 5/Max 10 FA-AAJ036: Sat, Sep 25, 10am-4pm (lunch on your own), $65 Introduction to Dichroic Glass Fusing— Nancy Goodall Explore a new glass technique! Learn to cut and assemble dichroic glass and create a professional, finished look of your own jewelry design. Learn about transparency, depth, safety, and getting the most sparkle and fun with glass. Create beautiful jewelry pieces of your choice — pendants, earrings, pins, or cufflinks. Pieces will be fired at the end of the class to be returned later at an arranged time. Basic materials are provided. Min 4/Max 12 FA-AAJ0461: Sat, Oct 23, 1-5pm, $65 Wirewrapping Techniques—Nancy Goodall Learn basic wirewrapping techniques to make a beautiful bracelet or pendant. All materials and tools are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your favorite flat-nosed, round-nosed, and chain-nosed pliers if you have them, as well as flush cutters. Min 4/Max 12 FA-AAJ0961: Sat, Oct 9, 1-5pm, $65 Beginning Metalsmithing—Bryan Parks Explore fundamental metalworking techniques such as soldering, riveting, and basic 3D forming as a way to produce small sculpture and functional objects. We will look at textures and finishes for metal, with a goal of making at least one major piece and several small samples during the class. The general focus in this class will be making things other than jewelry. Min 5/Max 12 FA-AAJ024: Thu, Sep 23-Dec 2 (10wks, no class Nov 25), 7-9:30pm, $190

PhOTOGRAPhY Photo 1: Beginning Darkroom—Jason Romanishin Learn the fundamentals of photography with an introduction to the black-and-white darkroom. Focus on development, printing techniques, and more. Bring a 35mm SLR (or other 35mm camera that can be set to manual exposure), and provide your own film and paper. Darkroom chemicals are provided, and you will have access to the darkroom outside of class. Includes a $5 fee for safe chemical disposal. Min 5/Max10 FA-AAH014: Thu, Sep 16-Nov 4 (8wks), 7-9pm, $130 Photography Open Studio For experienced photographers only — at least two classes, or the equivalent experience, are mandatory to enroll in open studio. Participants have access to the studio equipment and darkroom during Arts Center hours, but scheduled classes have the right-of-way. You must provide your own materials and chemistry. FA-AAH1101: Mon-Sat, Sun hours as posted, Sep 14-Oct 5 (4wks), $50 FA-AAH1102: Mon-Sat, Sun hours as posted, Oct 12-Nov 2 (4wks), $50 FA-AAH1103: Mon-Sat, Sun hours as posted, Nov 9-30 (4wks), $50 Also see New Media classes on page 16.

PRINTMAKING handprinted holiday Card—Christa Dalien Impress loved ones with a handprinted card this holiday season. You will be guided through the steps necessary to create an edition of 20 one-color screen-printed cards. Bring a 5x7 black-and-white, high-contrast image that you would like to print, or use one of the predesigned images ready for your use. Other materials are available to embellish and make each card lovely. Min 4/Max 8 FA-AAR106: Sat, Nov 20, 9am-noon, $35 Introduction to Printmaking— Nicolette Ross, Artist-in-residence Printmaking is one of the oldest and most diverse forms of art making. Get introduced to monoprint, relief, and etching, as well as nontraditional contemporary applications. Work on a group or individual project outside the boundaries of traditional printmaking techniques or on a traditional edition of signed prints. No previous printmaking experience is required. Min 4/Max 10 FA-AAR012: Tue, Sep 14-Nov 30 (12wks), 7-9pm, $190

Letterpress—Tim O’Brien If you like the written word and making images, this class gives you a chance to combine the two. Tim will teach you to design, set, and print type to create stationery, business cards, and broadsheets, or a project of your own. Introductory supplies, such as basic inks and proofing paper, are included. Min 4/Max 8 FA-AAR044: Thu, Sep 16-Dec 2 (11wks, no class Nov 25), 7-9pm, $190 Printmaking Open Studio This is for experienced printmakers interested in working independently. At least two printmaking classes, or the equivalent experience, are recommended before signing up. Participants have access while the studio is open, but scheduled classes have the right-of-way. Equipment use, basic inks, and tools are included. Participants must provide their own paper and specialty inks, and attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, September 13 at 6:30pm. FA-AAR110: Mon-Fri, Sep 13-Dec 3 (12wks), $165

WRITING Creative Writing Workshop— Laurie Martin-Frydman Want to participate in a writing community? Enjoy the camaraderie offered at this workshop, open to writers of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. This workshop not only critiques writing, but is also a forum to exchange ideas and information about the writing process and publishing opportunities. Open to students ages 18+. Min 5 /Max 12 FA-AAW012: Tue, Sep 14-Nov 2 (8wks), 7-9pm, $95 Ounce, Dice, Trice: Play with Your Words— Mary Wharff In this class, we’ll play with words — not sentences, not essays or stories or poems; simply words — the shape of words, the harmonies and dissonance. The rhythm. We’ll invent new words and mess around with existing ones. Using the book Ounce, Dice, Trice as a springboard, we’ll make our own lists and combinations and categories in each class. We’ll work together and individually and share our word creations at the end of each session. Fun for writers and non-writers alike, this class will open your mind to a whole new way of experiencing the root of our languages: words. Min 5/Max 12 FA-AAW033: Wed, Sep 15-Oct 20 (6wks), 8:15-9:45pm, $95 (includes the book)

Ages 12-24 months FA-DYC12A: Tue, Sep 14-Nov 2 (8wks), 10:20-11:20am, $80 per child/adult duo FA-DYC13A: Wed, Sep 15-Nov 3 (8wks), 9:15-10:15am, $80 per child/adult duo FA-DYC12B: Tue, Nov 9-Dec 7 (4wks), 9:15-10:15am, $40 per child/adult duo FA-DYC13B: Wed, Nov 10-Dec 8 (4wks), 10:20-11:20am, $40 per child/adult duo Ages 2-3 FA-DYC22A: Tue, Sep 14-Nov 2 (8wks), 9:15-10:15am, $80 per child/adult duo FA-DYC23A: Wed, Sep 15-Nov 3 (8wks), 10:20-11:20am, $80 per child/adult duo FA-DYC22B: Tue, Nov 9-Dec 7 (4wks), 9:15-10:15am, $40 per child/adult duo FA-DYC23B: Wed, Nov 10-Dec 8 (4wks), 10:20-11:20am, $40 per child/adult duo Coloring Outside the Lines— LAC Preschool Staff FA-APC-1: Fri, Sep 17-Oct 8 (4wks), 9:30-10:30am, $55 FA-APC-2: Fri, Oct 29-Nov 19 (4wks), 9:30-10:30am, $55 Fun for the whole family! Include a sibling for $10/day Saturday Coloring Outside the Lines— LAC Preschool Staff FA-APCS-1: Sat, Sep 18, 9:30-10:30am, $18 FA-APCS-2: Sat, Oct 16, 9:30-10:30am, $18 FA-APCS-3: Sat, Nov 13, 9:30-10:30am, $18 Include a sibling for $10/day. Family Pottery—hollie Rice FA-AAC094: Thu, Sep 23-Dec 2 (10wks, no class Nov 25), 5:30-7:30pm, $150 Memoir Writing—Jerry Masinton Good memoir writing doesn’t have to be fancy or “literary.” It’s simply the act of recalling significant moments or scenes in your life for yourself, your family, and others interested. We’ll discuss easy rules as you plan and write your memoir. We’ll share stories and learn from each other. Bring a pad and pencil. Min 5 /Max 12 FA-AAW023: Wed, Sep 15-Nov 3 (8wks), 6:30-8pm, $95 Looking for Digital Arts classes? See New Media on page 16.

Silk Screen—Christa Dalien Silk screen, or serigraphy, is a form of printing in which an image is obtained by squeezing ink through silk onto paper or fabric. Design your own image and learn how to print it. Simple process, beautiful results. Min 4/Max 8 FA-AAR031: Mon, Sep 13-Nov 1 (8wks), 7-9pm, $175

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DANCE PHOTOS BY MICHAEL MANLEY

C O M E D A N C E W I T h U S T h I S FA L L ! The Lawrence Art Center’s Dance Program offers semester classes for youth and adults in ballet and contemporary dance (modern, jazz, hip hop, and tap). Sequential training in classical ballet is available for students in 2nd grade and older. We also offer performance opportunities, as well as dance adventures for youth that meet for eight-week sessions or on days when school is out. There are exciting world dance experiences and fitness and yoga classes for adults, too. DATES The Fall 2010 semester begins August 23 and ends December 18 (no classes September 6 and November 23-28). The Winter/Spring 2011 semester begins January 3 and ends May 13. ALL-NEW FEE STRUCTURE Our Dance Program’s new fee structure makes fees easier to calculate. We offer discounts for students and families enrolling in two or more dance classes per semester. See page 14.

CLASSICAL BALLET TRAINING

At this point, students enter a sequential training program that trains the body’s flexibility, strength, musicality, and coordination in order to become an advanced dancer. As students progress, this training requires an increased time commitment; however, students are allowed to choose to study at a slower pace and stay at a level for a longer time period in order to master technical requirements at that level. Minimum time of study at each level is one year. Dress code for girls: Black leotard and ballet pink tights with pink ballet shoes. Hair should be tightly secured away from face. Dress code for boys: Black tights, black pants, shorts or sweat pants, and a white T-shirt tucked in with black ballet shoes. (See Handbook for more detailed information.)

Ballet I (2nd grade+)— Cynthia Crews/Deborah Bettinger This is the child’s first full ballet class. Students start at the barre with ballet exercises such as plies in different EARLY BIRD ENROLLMENT DISCOUNTS! Enroll before September 1 and receive a 10% discount. foot positions, battement tendu and battement degage, Enroll online at lawrenceartscenter.org or see page 27. rond de jambes and grand battements. As most ballet terminology is based on French vocabulary, dancers will begin to learn the correct terms and pronunciations. They K-1ST GRADE BALLET move to the center for simple adagio work and then learn Kinder Ballet (Kindergarten)—Molly Gordon ballet steps moving across the floor. Students learn simple ballet movements in center place; CDYB15 (Cindy): Fri, 4:15-5:15pm (1hr), $160 INTRODUCTORY SEMESTER combine two or more locomotor or axial movements CDYB16 (Deborah): Sat, 9-10am (1hr), $160 CLASSES together in simple patterns; and learn about the basic ele- CDYB13 (Deborah): Wed, 5:3o-6:30pm (1hr), $160 ments of dance by contrasting concepts such as high space Ballet II (3rd grade+ and completion of Ballet I or PRESChOOL BALLET and low space, light and strong energy, and rhythmic equivalent)—Paige Comparato/Deborah Bettinger Students learn, through creative movement exploration, patterns and tempos. They learn to combine movements Ballet training continues with dancers at this level doing basic body and movement concept in preparation for later to express ideas, feelings, and moods from stories. Dress new exercises at the barre — grand plies; several batteballet classes. Simple ballet terms are introduced. Enroll code: Any color leotard, pink tights (optional), ballet ment variations, including battement degage and grand in appropriate age class. Dress code: Any color leotard, shoes. Short ballet skirts are welcome. battement; ronde de jambe a terre and en l’air. Concentrapink tights (optional), ballet shoes. Short ballet skirts are CDYIB16A: Sat, 10:30-11:30am (1hr), $160 tion on port de bras with careful placement of the head welcome. CDYIB16B: Sat, 11:30-12:30am (1hr), $160 and arm positions are learned in adagio (slow, sustained Preschool Ballet I (ages 3-4)— Introduction to Ballet (1st grade)— combinations). New allegro steps and new tours (turns) Jennifer Flynn/Maria Thompson Deborah Bettinger are introduced. Two classes a week are recommended. CDYPB11A (Jennifer): Mon, 10-10:45 (45 min), $160 Students prepare for formal ballet training in these CDYB22 (Paige): Tue, 4:15-5:15 pm (1hr), $160 CDYPB16 (Maria): Sat, 9-9:45am (45 min), $160 classes. They learn to stand at the ballet barre and do be- CDYB24 (Deborah): Thu, 4:15-5:15 pm (1hr), $160 ginning plies and basic warm-ups. They work on patterns CDYB26 (Deborah): Sat, 10-11am (1hr), $160 Preschool Ballet II (ages 4-5)— traveling through space and learn several folk dances to Jennifer Flynn/Maria Thompson CDYPB21 (Jennifer): Mon, 10:45-11:30am (45 min), $160 begin to understand formations such as circles and double lines with foot and arm patterns. They learn about correct CDYPB26 (Maria): Sat, 9:45-10:30am (45 min), $160 alignment and ways to stretch. Creative exploration and Preschool Ballet I/II (ages 3-5)—Betsy McCafferty music continues to be part of each class. Dress code: Any CDYPB11B: Mon, 3:30-4:15pm (45 min), $160 color leotard, pink tights (optional), ballet shoes. Short ballet skirts are welcome. CDYIB25: Fri, 4:15-5:15pm (1hr), $160

FINANCIAL AID is available throughout the year for children and adults. For an application, visit lawrenceartscenter.org or ask at the front desk.

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An Advanced Ballet Performance Company, being formed this year, will be available by audition to advanced dancers only. See Performance Opportunities on page 13.

Ballet III (4th grade+ and completion of Ballet II or equivalent) —Cynthia Crews/Deborah Bettinger Exercises for students at the barre continue to add variations in beats and musicality, as well as more difficult combinations. Alignment work is stressed. Pirouettes are introduced, and adagio and allegro combinations become more complex. Three classes a week are recommended; two are required. CDYB31 (Cindy): Mon, 4:15-5:30 pm (1.25hr), $190 CDYB33 (Deborah): Wed, 4:15-5:30 pm (1.25hr), $190 CDYB36 (Deborah): Sat, 11am-noon (1hr), $160 Ballet IV (5th grade+ and completion of Ballet III or equivalent)—Cynthia Crews/Paige Comparato/ Deborah Bettinger Students work on quality and details of all ballet steps and exercises, as well as learning new more complex versions of the exercises. Adagio work stresses quality, slow controlled movement, and the use of the head and eyes. Allegro work adds beats and changes of direction. Three to four classes a week are recommended; two are required. CDYB41 (Cindy, with Pointe): Mon, 5:30-7pm (1.5hr), $216 *CDYB42 (Paige): Tue, 5:15-6:15pm (1hr), $160 *CDYB44 (Deborah): Thu, 5:15-6:15pm (1hr), $160 CDYB46 (Deborah): Sat, noon-1:30pm (1.5hr), $216


dance PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES NEW! Advanced Ballet Performance Company (by audition only)— Cynthia Crews, Artistic Director

This exciting new company will be directed by former principal dancer with the Tulsa Ballet Company, Cynthia Crews. Dancers must be in at least 9th grade and serious students, taking advanced ballet at least four times a week. Students will learn original and classical ballet dances, perform in various dance events at the Arts Center, and perform in other venues in and around Lawrence. Scholarships are available. Auditions: Sat, Aug 21, 10-11:30am CDYBX61: Mon, 7-9pm, $216 for Arts Center dance students ($300 for non-LAC dancers)

Advanced Jazz Performance Ensemble (by audition only)—Molly Gordon, Artistic Director

In this performance class students will be able to learn more choreography and work toward presenting their work at upcoming dance events and events in Lawrence. Auditions: Sat, Aug 21, 1-2pm CDYJX33: Wed, 3-4:30pm, $216 for Arts Center dance students ($300 for non-LAC dancers)

ThE SNOW QUEEN (auditions open to all ages)—

Ric Averill and Deborah Bettinger, Artistic Directors

THE SNOW QUEEN is back! Revisited by the directors, this new version has a sleeker script with all the beauty and charm of Hans Christian Andersen’s strange tale of love and loyalty. This unique ballet/drama has a cast of more than 100 community and professional actors and dancers, an original script by Ric Averill, charming choreography by Deborah Bettinger, and a live orchestra performance conducted by Jeff Dearinger. Families are encouraged to audition together and join the cast of community and professional actors and dancers. We welcome people age 5 to 95 to audition. Rehearsals will begin the first week of October with weekly rehearsals until December. Full schedules will be available at the September 27 cast/parents meeting. Don’t miss out on being a part of this community tradition! Auditions: Sun, Sep 19 • noon-1:30pm for ages 5-8 • 1-3:30pm for ages 9-11 • 3-5pm for ages 12-18 • 3:30-4pm for adults Callbacks: Mon, Sep 20 (if needed) Informational meeting for cast and parents: Mon, Sep 27, 5:30pm Performances: Fri-Sat-Sun, Dec 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 Participation Fee: $90 (enrollment will take place at auditions and at the cast/parents meeting)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND presented by Youth Ballet Company (open to ballet students ages 8-high school)—Deborah Bettinger, Artistic Director Auditions: Sat, Jan 8 (watch for information to come in the next issue or at lawrenceartscenter.org) Performances: Fri-Sat, Mar 11-12

ThE VELVETEEN RABBIT presented by Peanut and Pretzel, Popcorn, and Pistachio Creative Dance Companies (open to youth dancers, ages 5-15)—Candi Baker, Artistic Director; Molly Gordon and Paige Comparato, Co-directors Auditions: Watch for information to come in the next issue or at lawrenceartscenter.org Performance: Sat, Apr 16 Ballet V: Advanced Ballet 1 (7th grade+ and completion of Ballet IV or equivalent)— Cynthia Crews/Shannon Pickett/Deborah Bettinger Students continue to work on quality, details, and complexity of steps as they work on developing further their ability to work en pointe. Here the dancer is putting all the learning together and moving with strength, elegance, and grace, sensing the coordination and musicality of the each movement combination. Four classes a week are recommended; three are required. CDYB51 (Cindy): Mon, 5:30-7pm (1.5hr), $216 CDYB52 (Shannon): Tue, 6:45-8:15pm (1.5hr), $216 CDYB53 (Cindy): Wed, 5:30-7pm (1.5hr), $216 CDYB54 (Deborah): Thu, 6:45-8:15pm (1.5hr), $216 CDYB56 (Deborah): Sat, noon-1:30pm (1.5hr), $216

Ballet VI: Advanced Ballet 2 (9th grade+ and completion of Ballet V or equivalent)— Shannon Pickett/Deborah Bettinger/Cynthia Crews Students at this level have made a full commitment to the serious study of ballet. They have potential to go into a career in dance or go on as a dance major in college. They are integrating the artistry, the complexity, and the challenges of dancing en pointe in every class. Four classes a week are required. Advanced Ballet Company class/rehearsal can count as one class (see Performance Opportunities). CDYB62 (Shannon): Tue, 6:45-8:15pm (1.5hr), $216 CDYB63 (Deborah): Wed, 6:30-7:45pm (1.25hr), $190 CDYB64 (Cindy): Thu, 6:45-8:15pm (1.5hr), $216 CDYB66 (Deborah): Sat, noon-1:30pm (1.5hr), $216

Fall Master Classes and Workshops

Plans are in the works for this year’s master classes and workshops, presented by the Dance Program at the Lawrence Arts Center. Potential guest faculty members may include Sean Duus from Kansas City Ballet and Willie Lenoir from the University of Kansas, as well as an artist from the Kansas City hip hop Academy. We’re also looking to add a hoop dancing workshop this year! Watch lawrenceartscenter.org for information, or call us at 785-843-2787.

BALLET POINTE

All students must be taking a minimum of three regular ballet classes a week to dance en pointe. Beginning Pointe— Paige Comparato/Deborah Bettinger Due to the physical demands of pointe work, proper body alignment and strong feet and ankles are vital. Students must have recommendation by their teacher, 3-4 years consistent ballet training, and be at least 11 years old. Special pointe shoes are worn by the ballerina to enhance grace and beauty. First year pointe students have class twice a week for a half hour in order to carefully begin the training process and accustom the body to the challenges of dancing en pointe. CDYBP42 (Paige): Tue, 6:15-6:45pm (0.5hr), $80 CDYBP44 (Deborah): Thu, 6:15-6:45pm (0.5hr), $80 *Starred Ballet IV classes must be taken with these Beginning Pointe classes. Intermediate Pointe— Cynthia Crews/Shannon Pickett/Deborah Bettinger Students will wear pointe shoes for part of the following Ballet V classes and should enroll accordingly. No additional fee for pointe training. See Ballet V. CDYB51 (Cindy): Mon, 5:30-7pm CDYB52 (Shannon): Tue, 6:45-8:15pm CDYB53 (Cindy): Wed, 5:30-7pm CDYB54 (Deborah): Thu, 6:45-8:15pm Advanced Pointe Advanced students are encouraged to wear pointe shoes for part of all classes. Pointe shoes will be required during all or part of the following Ballet VI classes and advanced pointe students should enroll accordingly. No additional fee. See Ballet VI. CDYB62: Tue, 6:45-8:15pm CDYB63: Wed, 6:30-7:45pm CDYB64: Thu, 6:45-8:15pm

ADULT BALLET

Our teachers will make you feel right at home in these well-designed classes for the true beginner, students returning to dance after a break in studies, or advanced students looking for a place to dance. Students in 9th grade+ are welcome in adult ballet classes. Adult Beginning Ballet—Cynthia Crews CDAB13: Wed, 7-8:15pm (1.25hr), $190 Adult Intermediate Ballet—Shannon Pickett CDAB22: Tue, 8:15-9:30pm (1.25hr), $190 Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet— Deborah Bettinger CDAB23: Wed, 7:45-9pm (1.25hr), $190 Adult Advanced Ballet—Cynthia Crews CDAB32: Tue, 9-10:30am (1.5hr), $216

CONTEMPORARY DANCE Contemporary Dance includes dance styles with roots in the United States and continue to stay fresh and exciting as each new generation discovers them. At the Lawrence Arts Center, we offer experiences in all major dance styles — contemporary modern dance, jazz, hip hop, and tap.

MODERN DANCE

Technical training to increase the dancer’s physical skills and improvisations to develop the expressive potential of the dancer are the two aspects of a modern dance class. Flexible use of the back, off-center movement, use of the floor and parallel positions are some of the characteristics of this training.

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Modern Dance I (3rd-5th grade+)—Susan Rieger Students will learn to explore the basics elements of all movement and dance as communication and expression through fun, insightful improvisations. They will learn exercises to increase strength, flexibility, and coordination as grow in understanding of movement possibilities. CDYM11: Mon, 4:15-5:15pm (1hr), $160 Modern Dance II (4th -8th grade+ and completion of Level I or equivalent)—Susan Rieger Students learn more complex exercises and combinations across the floor, growing in their understanding and ability to execute contemporary modern dance. They begin learning the fundamentals of choreography. CDYM21: Mon, 5:15-6:15pm (1hr), $160

ADULT

Our teachers have a vast wealth of knowledge and will

help you feel at home. Personal attention and well-structured classes help adults gain or regain their confidence as dancers. Students in 9th grade+ are welcome in adult contemporary dance classes. Adult Modern Dance I—Susan Rieger CDAM11: Mon, 6:15-7:15pm (1hr), $160 Modern Dance II—Susan Rieger/Jennifer Flynn CDAM21 (Susan): Mon, 8:15-9:30pm (1.25hr), $190 CDAM23 (Jennifer): Wed, 8:15-9:30pm (1.5hr), $216 Modern Dance III (Advanced-Professional Level)— Susan Rieger CDAM35: Fri, 9-10:30am (1.5 hours), $216 Modern Improvisation—Susan Rieger This improvisation class is open and comfortable for the non-dancer and trained dancer alike. Tap into your sense of play and creativity in a class that introduces several structures that will be a jumping-off place for responding to inner impulses, the environment, and the group. Some contact improvisation will be part of every class. DAM41: Mon, 7:15-8:15pm (1hr), $160

Adult Pointe—Deborah Bettinger CDABP13: Wed, 9-9:30pm (0.5hr), $80 Qualified Adult Advanced students are welcome to enroll in Ballet V and VI, listed under Classical Ballet Training.

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(classes with codes that start with “C”) • Tuition is due at enrollment. • A student must be enrolled to take class and will be asked to observe class if enrollment has not been processed. • A three-payment option is available. A $10 processing fee will be added to your total bill before it is divided into three payments: –1st payment due at enrollment –2nd payment due October 1, 2010 –3rd payment due November 1, 2010 • The following student/family discounts apply: –15% for two semester classes –20% for three semester classes –30% for four or more semester classes (Based on summer fees, these discounts produce multi-class total fees similar to the previous payment chart and should be easier to calculate.)

Jazz/hip hop II/III (7th-12th grade and completion of Beginning or equivalent)—Molly Gordon Students learn more complex exercises and combinations across the floor, growing in their understanding and ability to execute the steps of each discipline. CDYJ234: Thu, 5:15-6:30pm (1.25hr), $190 Advanced Jazz students in 9th-12th grade can join adult classes after completing the youth jazz classes. Advanced Jazz Performance Ensemble (by audition only)—Molly Gordon See Performance Opportunities for audition information

ADULT

Adult Jazz/hip hop I—Molly Gordon CDAJ14: Thu, 8:30-9:30pm (1hr), $160 Adult Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Jazz—Molly Gordon CDAJ22: Wed, 8-9:30pm (1.5hr), $216

SESSION CLASSES

(classes with codes that start with “D”) Performance classes and special workshops are priced individually. See descriptions. Financial aid Scholarships are available to qualified families. Ask for an application form at the front desk or download one at lawrenceartscenter.org. A 10% deposit of your total is due at enrollment. Dance Class Cards You may purchase a Dance Class Card for up to four adult classes and use it for any adult class during the semester. • 1-hour classes: $12 per class up to three classes/ $46 for 4 classes • 1.5-hour classes: $17 per class up to three classes/ $65 for 4 classes Questions? Call 785-843-2787 or email patrussell@lawrenceartscenter.org.

JAZZ AND hIP hOP

Jazz dance began to appear during the jazz age of the 1920s and continues to be inspired by today’s greats. Characteristics of jazz include explosive leaps, isolation movements of body parts, and grounded dancing. Hip Hop is a related dance form that developed from street dancing and was inspired by rap music. Characteristic movements include poppin’, locking and breaking, as well as free-style moves, giving students a change to develop some of their own moves.

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hip hop Fun (3rd-5th grade)—Molly Gordon Students are introduced to the basic moves often found in hip hop and jazz. They will warm up with exercises to strengthen and stretch, learn beginning isolation movements, and enjoy the distinctive beat of hip hop style music. CDYJ16: Sat, 12:30-1:30pm (1hr), $160 Jazz/hip hop I (4th grade+)—Molly Gordon Isolation, grounded movement, and rhythmic excitement will inspire students as they learn the basics of jazz and hip hop movement vocabularies and dance techniques. Warm-ups will begin building the strength, flexibility, and coordination needed to go on in dance. CDYJ13: Wed, 4:30-5:30pm (1hr), $160

TAP

American tap dancing appeared in the early 1900s, gaining popularity in the Vaudeville theaters of the 1930s. Influences include clogging, Irish step dancing, Spanish Flamenco dancing, the dances of the African slaves, and jazz music. In addition to the traditional rhythms of the taps, improvisation has been an element often leading to new steps and styles, including shuffle, “buck and wing,” soft shoe, time steps, and stomping. Dancers learn to hear the rhythms and timing as they learn the footwork

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Tap I: Beginning Tap (2nd grade+)—LAC Staff Students develop a great sense of rhythm and timing with this timeless dance form. Students will be introduced to the basics: shuffles, flap ball-changes, shuffle-off-toBuffalo, and more. CDYT16: Sat, 1:30-2:15pm (1hr), $160 Tap II (3rd grade+ and completion of Level I or equivalent)—LAC Staff Students continue to train in the subtleties of tap. CDYT26: Sat, 2:15-3pm (1hr), $160

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Adult Tap I /II—Molly Gordon CDAT12: Tue, 5:15-6:15pm (1hr), $160

DANCE ADVENTURES FOR YOUTh PRESChOOL

Elves and Fairies (ages 3-5)—Jennifer Flynn Young children can explore creative movements inspired by children’s tales from around the world. We will stretch and warm up then go for a dance adventure through movement and folktales to a different country each week. DYS14: Thu, Sep 17-Nov 5 (8wks), 3:15-4pm, $80 Also see Ballet Introductory Semester Classes on page 14 and Child/Parent Dance, Sing, Play (a Family Class) on page 11.

1ST-2ND GRADE

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Where in the World Are the Wild Things?— Molly Gordon Dance, leap, and twirl as we recreate this classic children’s tale about mystery and friendship. An informal performance will presented at the end of the session. DYS24: Thu, Sep 17-Nov 5 (8wks), 4:15-5:15pm, $80

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BOYS DANCE AND ThEATER

Boys Dance and Theatre I (2nd-4th grade+)— Ric Averill/Molly Gordon This class focuses on the dance training particularly important to young male dancers and actors. Learn to jump higher, leap farther, and move with confidence on and off the stage. CDYS12: Tue, 4:15-5:15pm (1hr), $160 Boys Dance and Theatre II (5th-8th grade+ and completion of Level I or equivalent)— Justin hundley More work on details, coordination, strength and stretching will increase your abilities and confidence. Some introduction of specific dance styles, such as hip hop, ballet, and modern dance, are included. Taught by a dancer from the professional 940 Dance Company. CDYS15: Fri, 5:15-6:15pm (1hr), $160 What to do when school’s out? See our All-Arts Camps on page 6.

WORLD DANCE Irish Step Dance (3rd-12th grade)— Katherine Lindboe Learn the basic vocabulary of Irish dancing and how the movements fit with the music. Learn basic softshoe steps (reel, jig, and slip jig) — and basic hardshoe steps (hornpipe and treble jig). Students will choreograph their own “treble reel” and showcase their dances. CDYS16: Sat, 3-4pm (1hr), $160

BALLROOM

Dads and Daughters Ballroom (girls ages 8+ and their dads)—Christie Curtis/Blue Barrand Dads, spend some quality time with your daughters while learning classic ballroom dances from this father/daughter duo. Couples will perform on the stage for family and friends at 7pm during the last class. DYS44: Thu, Aug 26-Oct 14 (8wks), 6:30-7:30pm, $61 per couple Beginning Ballroom—LAC Staff Learn the basic ballroom dances from this delightful, award-winning father-daughter team so that you and your partner can dance confidently on the floor. Includes ballroom (Foxtrot, Swing, Waltz) and/or Latin dances. DAS14: Thu, Sep 15-Nov 11 (8wks), 7:30-8:30pm, $81 per couple Latin Rhythms—LAC Staff Grab your favorite partner and join this class to learn popular Latin rhythms and dances, including the Salsa, Rumba, and Cha-Cha. DAS24: Thu, Nov 18-Dec 16 (4wks), 7:30-8:30pm, $41 per couple

FITNESS AND YOGA Ashtanga Yoga—Todd Wyant Explore yoga principles, breathing, and flow in this intermediate/advanced class. The class can be vigorous; previous yoga experience is required. CDAY24: Thu, 9-10:30am (1.5hr), $216 Iyengar Yoga—hannah Cromwell Iyengar is a classical form of yoga that emphasizes correct alignment so that students reap its full benefits — strength, flexibility, and clarity of mind. Hannah is a highly trained, certified Iyengar instructor who teaches students to their ability. Please bring a yoga mat. Beginners welcome in this mixed-level class. DAY12A: Tue, Aug 24-Oct 19 (8wks, no class Sep 7), 6:15-7:45pm, $106 DAY12B: Tue, Oct 26-Dec 14 (8wks), 6:15-7:45pm, $106 hatha Yoga—Sarah Wertzberger Deepen the bond between mind and body, while gaining core strength and flexibility. Beginners class includes instruction in Vinyasa flow, alignment, restorative postures, breathing techniques, and meditation. The all levels class explores subtleties of alignment, breathing techniques, and meditation. DAY13A (beginners): Wed, Aug 25-Oct 13 (8wks), 9-10:15am, $80 DAY13B (beginners): Wed, Oct 20-Dec 15 (8wks), 9-10:15am, $80 DAY25A (all levels): Fri, Aug 27-Oct 15 (8wks), 9-10:15am, $80 DAY25B (all levels): Fri, Oct 22-Dec 17 (8wks), 9-10:15am, $80 Stretch and Tone (Intermediate/Advanced)— Deborah Bettinger Deb’s longtime Saturday class focuses on yoga-based stretching and strengthening exercises. Get your body centered and your blood flowing and feel great all day. CDAY16: Sat, 8-9am (1hr), $160 Yin Yoga—Alice Steuerwald This class targets the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine, bringing your attention inward. Gain greater body awareness, knowledge of structural issues, and knowledge of how to care for yourself. DAY21A: Mon, Aug 23-Oct 18 (8wks, no class Sep 6), noon-1pm, $80 DAY21B: Mon, Oct 25-Dec 13 (8wks), noon-1pm, $80 Body Journey: Yoga Especially for Seniors— Alice Steuerwald Gain a sense of peace and an awareness of self through breath and movement. Learn about pranayama, appropriate strength training, micro movement, and yoga. DAY11A: Mon, Aug 23-Oct 18 (8wks, no class Sep 6), 10:45-11:45am, $80 DAY11B: Mon, Oct 25-Dec 13 (8wks), 6:15-7:15pm, $80 Diverse Dance—Molly Gordon This class is designed for people with diverse physical and mental abilities. Students will improvise using different types of music and props. The class focuses on each person’s ability to move creatively. This class is wheelchair accessible. DAS12: Tue, Sep 14-Nov 2 (8wks), 2-3pm, $80 Movement/Dance for Adults—LAC Staff Begin with gentle stretching and easy movements to increase range of motion in the older body. Work at your own pace on balance, strength, and coordination to enhance mobility and confidence. Explore and experience various dance forms and learn about some of the distinguishing characteristics of each. All abilities welcome. DAS34: Thu, Sep 16-Nov 4 (8wks), 1-2:30pm, $80


theater AUDITIONS Let us get to know you and place you in theater, new media, music, and musical theater performance groups! Join us on Wednesday, September 1 in the theater. No preparation necessary; song and monologue options. • 5pm—All talent, preschoolers-2nd graders • 5:45pm—3rd-5th graders auditioning for Wednesday Group (THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE) • 6:30pm—6th-8th graders auditioning for First Saturday Players (THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, to be performed October 2; and/or ALICE IN WONDERLAND, to be performed December 4) 7:15pm—9th-12th graders auditioning for City Youth Theater (EAT: IT’S NOT ABOUT THE FOOD) and LAC VOICES, a gleeful 10th-12th grade show choir • 8pm—Adults (a preliminary call to gauge interest in and possibly cast for professional/community productions, including the New Play Festival, performed September 16-18; CATS AND BATS, performed October 29-31; a short film in November; THE SNOW QUEEN, performed December 10-19; DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE, performed February 4-12; THE MUSIC MAN, performed March 31-April 8; and NYFRM THE SPRITE, performed April 22-23). Fall productions and production-based classes will be cast from these auditions on September 1. Every effort will be made to cast and work with all who audition. More auditions for roles in THE SNOW QUEEN will take place on Sunday, September 19. We offer non-performance based general theater education, too.

PERFORMANCE-BASED ThEATER EDUCATION

9Th-12Th GRADE

10Th-12Th GRADE

NEW! Music Performance Opportunity Lawrence Arts Center VOICES— Richard Walker/Molly Gordon Calling all Gleeks! This jazz/pop/glee ensemble is what you’ve been waiting for! It’s an educational show-choir for singers of advanced ability with a strong interest in performing music as a career or serious avocation. We will help you develop your solo and ensemble singing skills as we prepare for an early December show of 10-15 hot arrangements of great pop and jazz songs in tight harmony. Who knows, there may even be a trip or two in our future! Auditions: Wed, Sep 1, 7:15pm FA-TCNGLEE: Thu, Sep 9-Dec 2 (12wks, no rehearsal Nov 25), 5:30-7pm, $300 Performance: Sat, Dec 5, 7:30pm

See audition details above.

GENERAL ThEATER EDUCATION

3RD-5Th GRADE

PRESChOOL-K (4- and 5-year-olds)

Wednesday Group: ThE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE— Jennifer Glenn This group will meet to rehearse, block, memorize, do character studies, build sets, find costumes, and end the session with a performance for parents and friends. This is the place to be for up-and-coming young actors. Wednesday Group is part of our professional actor training track. We may invite some 2nd and/or 6th graders, too. FA-TCTW: Wed, Sep 8-Nov 17 (11wks), 4-5:30pm, $99

6Th-9Th GRADE+

First Saturday Players: ThE PRINCESS AND ThE PEA—Jennifer Glenn This delightful story will be brought to life with sets, costumes, and music. A great opportunity for young actors to perform in wonderful productions suitable for the entire family, including preschoolers. FA-TCS3A: Wed, Sep 8-29, 5:30-7pm; AND Fridays as needed, 5-6pm; AND Sat, Oct 2, 10am, $75 Performances: Sat, Oct 2, 11am and 2pm (bring a lunch) First Saturday Players: ALICE IN WONDERLAND—Jennifer Glenn This classic offers many roles for actors with different levels of experience. FA-TCS3B: Wed, Oct 6-Dec 1 (8wks, no rehearsal Nov 24), 5:30-7pm; AND Fridays as needed, 5-6pm; AND Sat, Dec 4, 10am, $75 Performances: Sat, Dec 4, 11am and 2pm (bring a lunch)

GET IN ON ThE AC T!

City Youth Theater: EAT (IT’S NOT ABOUT ThE FOOD)—LAC Staff This play by Linda Daugherty, resident playwright of the Dallas Children’s Theatre, dramatizes the dangerous and baffling world of eating disorders in girls and boys. City Youth Theater is a partner program between GaDuGi SafeCenter, the Arts Center and others. The aim is to focus community attention on young adults and their thoughts and feelings about pressing social issues. This is a complex, wonderful play and we need some very talented students to work with us. Possible touring performances in the schools. FA-TCNCYT: Tue and Thu, Sep 7-Nov 18 (11wks), 4-6pm; AND Saturdays as needed, $25 Performances: Fri, Nov 19, 7:30pm; Sat, Nov 20, 7:30pm

Family Fairy Tales: Theater Workshop— Elizabeth Sullivan/Ric Averill/Amanda Clark/ LAC Staff This parent-child class on Saturdays will give preschoolers and Kindergarteners a wonderful exposure to acting in a safe environment. The group will act out fairy tales, songs, and simple stories with their parents as partners and fellow actors. Lots of fun! FA-TCP1: Sat, Sep 18, 9:30-11am, $15 per child/adult duo FA-TCP2: Sat, Oct 16, 9:30-11am, $15 per child/adult duo FA-TCP3: Sat, Nov 20, 9:30-11am, $15 per child/adult duo

K-2ND GRADE

Princesses, Wizards, and Lizards—Jennifer Glenn Students will explore similar themes to the First Saturday Players production of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA and will receive free tickets to attend the performance on Oct 2, 11am or 2pm. These young students will work with Jennifer to create their own short play to perform during their final class. FA-TCK1: Wed, Sep 8-Oct 13 (6wks), 3-4pm, $63 Down the Rabbit hole—Jennifer Glenn Students will study ALICE IN WONDERLAND and play with the material in a manner similar to the First Saturday Players production and will receive free tickets to attend the performance on Dec 4, 11am or 2pm. These young students will work with Jennifer to create their own short play to perform during their final class. FA-TCK2: Wed, Oct 20-Dec 1 (6wks, no class Nov 24), 3-4pm, $63

The Arts Center’s Theater Program offers fantastic experiences for people of all ages. Develop material, act it out, paint the furniture, get on stage, rig the lights — then check out our New Media Program on the next page to learn how to film, edit, and more. Enroll online at lawrenceartscenter.org or see page 27. FINANCIAL AID is available all through the year for children and adults. Ask at the front desk or see lawrenceartscenter.org.

Early bird enrollment discounts!

Enroll in any class in this course catalog before September 1 and receive a 10% discount. Puppets and Plays—LAC Staff Learn to make several different kinds of puppets and use your favorites to make up and share a play with your parents and friends at on the last day of class. FA-TCK3: Thu, Sep 9-Oct 14 (6wks), 4:30-5:30pm, $63 “Not Afraid Of”—Susanna Pitzer This two-week Tuesday-Thursday set of October tales will be brought to life by our youngest actors and actresses under the direction of award-winning author and actress Susanna Pitzer. Susanna wrote a book called Not Afraid of Dogs and will work with students to create stories about overcoming their own fears. Performance at 5:30pm on last day of class. FA-TCK4: Tue and Thu, Oct 19-28 (4 days), 4-6pm, $50

3RD-5Th GRADE

Monday Group: Movement, Masks, and Superheroes—Elizabeth Sullivan/LAC Staff This group combines art and theater as student actor/ artists learn Greek theater traditions, comedia del’arte techniques, and contemporary improvisation — and create their own superheroes and masks as the end product. A short performance for parents and friends will be held during the last half hour of the last class. FA-TCTM: Mon, Sep 13-Nov 1 (8wks), 4:30-6pm, $75

3RD-8Th GRADE

Dramatic Writing—Ric Averill Want to write a play or a movie? Bring in existing work or start a new project. Published playwright and produced screenwriter Ric will guide students through the process of moving from page to stage, from concept to camera. FA-TCTDW: Thu, Oct 7-28 (4wks), 4:45-6pm, $48

9Th GRADE-ADULTS

Technical Theater Practicum—Danny Rogovein Tech theater students of all ages will run the productions of the New Play Festival, CATS AND BATS, EAT (IT’S NOT ABOUT THE FOOD), and THE SNOW QUEEN, including operating the fly system, sound, lights, and putting together finishing touches on the settings. We’ll do prep work and construction as called, show technical, and dress rehearsals and performances. Per show basis, Sep 1-Dec 20. FA-TATECH: $30 for entire semester, including one or more shows

ADULTS

Acting Shakespeare’s Verse—Larry Mitchell Based on the teachings, text, and research of Roger Gross, this advanced adult acting class will learn that the beautiful rhythm of iambic pentameter is not something for the actor to hide or disguise, but to embrace. Students will memorize in verse and use the text to inform their choices. From oral interpretation of sonnets to cuttings from the Bard’s plays, the class will culminate in a performance of “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits.” FA-TASHK: Mon, Sep 13-Nov 1 (8wks), 7-9pm, $80 The Sketchy Show (ages 16+)—Larry Mitchell Bring your game and work with Larry Mitchell on sketch comedy, creating skits, learning improv games, and getting ready to take a sketch comedy show “on the road!” FA-TSKCH: Mon, Nov 8-29 (4wks), 7-9pm, $40

hOME SChOOL CLASSES home School All Arts (K-5th grade)—LAC Staff Arts Center staff in all disciplines — theater, new media, visual art, and dance — will take students through a 12-week exploration of their diverse areas to help them gain a sense of which area they might like to explore further. FA-TCHSAA: Wed, Sep 15-Dec 8 (12wks, no class Nov 24), 1-3pm, $120 home School Theater (6th-12th grade)— Amanda Clark Amanda will work with students at all levels of experience using both improvisation and existing scripts to explore the various roles of actor, director, and theater technicians. Students will work with classic and modern scripts and learn unique theatre exercises. FA-TCHST: Tue, Sep 14-Nov 30 (12wks), 1-3pm, $120

AND MORE! Private acting lessons and dramatic writing coaching are available through the Arts Center’s Theater and Film staff. Contact Ric Averill at ricaverill@lawrenceartscenter.org. Group lessons may be available depending on interest. What to do when school’s out? See our All-Arts Camps on page 6.

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new media

Thanks to sponsors Sally hare-Schriner and Dan Schriner

N E W C L A S S E S , N E W T E C h N O L O G Y, N E W M E D I A ! We’re pleased to offer this new discipline at the Lawrence Arts Center. Our state-of-the-art digital lab, other technologies, and expertise enable us to offer some great new courses for youth and adults. The New Media Program includes study and practice in exciting fields like digital photography, digital arts, and digital cinema. Some courses you’ll recognize; others are brand new. Take a look! FINANCIAL AID is available throughout the year for children and adults. For an application, please visit lawrenceartscenter.org or ask at the front desk. NEED A SUPER TUTOR? Our new director of Media Arts and Digital Cinema, Marlo Angell, will be happy to work with you to find studio time with a tutor in the digital media lab. EARLY BIRD ENROLLMENT DISCOUNTS! Enroll in any class listed in this course catalog before September 1 and receive a 10% discount. (This incentive ends on August 31.) Enroll online at lawrenceartscenter.org or see page 27.

DIGITAL CINEMA YOUTh

Film Intensive: Acting for the Camera (3rd-8th grade)—Jeanne Averill Get tips on auditioning for commercial, television, and film roles. Students will end up with a tape, and a composite tape will be shared with an area casting agent. You may be cast in Arts Center digital cinema projects in late September and early October. Bring a sack lunch! FA-TACT (3rd-8th grade): Sat, Sep 11, 10am-2pm, $50 Youth Digital Film Production (6th-12th grade)— LAC Staff Work with our amazing staff of filmmakers and learn the basics of digital cinema production — storyboard, screenwriting, camera work, scheduling, sound, lights, directing, and acting for the camera. FA-FCSP1: Wed, Sep 14-Nov 3 (8wks), 4-5:30pm, $88 Youth Digital Editing Workshop (6th-12th grade)— LAC Staff Students interested in post production should continue their work in film production with an exploration of editing in our state-of-the-art digital media lab. FA-FCSP2: Wed, Nov 10-Dec 8 (4wks, no class Nov 24), 4-5:30pm, $44 What to do when school’s out? See our All-Arts Camps on page 6.

ADULTS

Narrative Filmmaking—Joel Feigenbaum/ Jim Jewell/Matt Jacobson/Marlo Angell/LAC Staff We’re pleased to introduce the Arts Center’s new professional track for the study of digital cinema. Sessions may be taken separately for focused study or jointly as a full production experience. FA-FAPNF1 (Short Script Practicum): Thu, Sep 9-30 (4wks), 7-9pm, $80 FA-FAPNF2 (Production): Thu, Oct 7-Nov 11 (6wks), 7-9pm AND weekend film shoots, $120 FA-FAPNF3 (Post Production): Thu, Nov 18-Dec 16 (5wks), 7-9pm, $100 Enroll in all three for $270 (a $30 savings)

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Film Intensive: Filmmakers Round Table Join some of the filmmakers from earthwork and learn about the business. Format allows a combination of Q&A and hands-on activities. FAINT2: Sat, Sep 11, 11am-2pm (followed by screening of earthwork), $30, $15 for high school/university students Experimental Filmmaking—LAC Staff Explore experimental filmmaking techniques by creating a video art installation to exhibit in the Arts Center gallery. FA-FAPEF: Wed, Sep 15-Nov 3 (8wks), 7:30-9:30pm, $105 Act One Screenwriting—Marlo Angell Learn the fundamentals of creating a script from germinal idea through character selection, exploration of inciting incident, and the turn that happens at the end of a good first act. Bring an existing idea or work on a new one. FA-FASC1: Mon, Sep 20-Nov 8 (8wks), 7:30-9:30pm, $105 Act Two Screenwriting—Marlo Angell Follow your main character through obstacles and challenges as your plot develops. Create believable and important changes for the characters, write actively at home, and finish the work you’ve always meant to. FA-FASC2: Tue, Sep 21-Nov 9 (8wks), 7:30-9:30pm, $105 Screenplay Revision—Marlo Angell Rewrite and workshop scenes from Act One/Act Two Screenwriting classes or other existing work. FA-FASC3: Tue, Nov 16-Dec 7 (4wks), 7:30-9:30pm, $55 Practicum in Music Video Production—LAC Staff Pitch it, produce it, and edit it. Work with a local band to create a music video from start to finish. FA-FAPMV: Wed, Nov 10-Dec 16 (6wks), 5:30-7pm, $75 Acting for the Camera—Jeanne Averill One of the Kansas City area’s most frequently booked actresses will share tips on auditioning for commercial, television, and film roles. Students will end up with a tape, and a composite tape will be shared with an area casting agent. Students may be cast in Arts Center digital cinema projects in late September and early October. FA-FAACT (adults): Sat, Oct 16, 1-4pm, $60 Digital Media Lab Open Studio For experienced Photoshop, iMovie, Adobe, and Final Cut Express users only — at least two classes or equivalent experience mandatory to enroll. Participants have access during Arts Center hours, but scheduled classes have the right-of-way. Knowledgeable room monitor will be available with prior arrangement. Max in studio: 8 Mon-Sat, Sun hours as posted, Sep 7-Dec 10 Purchase pass: $25 first hour, $10 each additional hour (up to 4hrs at a time)

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DIGITAL ARTS

Intro to Digital Photography (6th-9th grade/ adults)—Ann Dean Learn to take better pictures and develop your technique. Explore basic camera functions, exposure, composition, and lighting. Through weekly assignments, slide lectures, and video screenings, we will cover several areas of photography while getting to know the camera better. You must provide your own flash drive for assignments. Min 5 FA-0562 (6th-9th grade): Tue, Sep 14-Nov 2 (8wks), 4-5:30pm, $145 FA-AAL0111 (adults): Mon, Sep 13-Nov 1 (8wks), 5:30-7:30pm, $145 FA-AAL0112 (adults): Mon, Sep 13-Nov 1 (8wks), 8-10pm, $145

Basic Photoshop—Robbin Loomas Photoshop is a magical tool for artists, photographers, and anyone wanting to have some visual fun. This class is for beginners and intermediate students and will explore photo manipulation and image editing. Learn how to improve your current photographs, how to restore old photographs, and build collage and composite artwork. Students must provide their own flash drive to store work. Min 5 FA-AAL022 Thu, Sep 16-Nov 4 (8wks), 7-9pm, $145

Wetlands Photo Workshop—Ann Dean Photograph the natural world with a local photographer. The first week we will meet at the Arts Center and carpool to the Wetlands. The following week we will evaluate our images. This field trip will give you the opportunity to ask questions in a real-world environment and to learn about basic composition techniques and camera operation in the field. We will reschedule in the event of rain. Min 4 FA-AAL046: Sat, Oct 2, 7-9am AND Sat, Oct 9, 9am-noon, $48 Photo Essay—Ann Dean A photo essay is a set or series of photographs intended to tell a story or evoke a series of emotions in the viewer. The results of this unique realm of photo journalism are often used as the focal point for Web sites, portfolios, books, and articles. Students in this class will develop a topic and create a purposeful photo essay with assistance form the instructor. Some experience with photography is necessary, but all skill levels are welcome. Min 5 FA-AAL021: Mon, Nov 8-Dec 13 (6wks), 7-9pm, $110 Photography Open Studio For experienced photographers only — at least two classes, or the equivalent experience, are mandatory to enroll in open studio. Participants have access to the studio equipment and darkroom during Arts Center hours, but the scheduled classes have the right-of-way. Students must provide their own materials and chemistry. FA-AAH1101: Mon-Sat, Sun hours as posted, Sep 14-Oct 5 (4wks), $50 FA-AAH1102: Mon-Sat, Sun hours as posted, Oct 12-Nov 2 (4wks), $50 FA-AAH1103: Mon-Sat, Sun hours as posted, Nov 9-30 (4wks), $50 Also see Photography on page 11 and photography classes for youth on page 8.

Ah ha! Saturdays with Gwen Kerth These one-day workshops are designed to help you build upon your beginner to intermediate Photoshop skills. Be creative, try new techniques. FA-AAL0601 (Vintage Digital Collage): Sat, Sep 25, 10am-2pm, $40 FA-AAL0602 (Pop Art): Sat, Oct 16, 10am-2pm, $40 FA-AAL0603 (Typeface Intensified): Sat, Oct 30, 10am-2pm, $40 Enroll in all three workshops for $100 (a $20 savings) Vintage Digital Collage—Gwen Kerth This class is a great starting point for beginners and intermediate users who want to learn how to create highly textured vintage photo collage projects. Produce beautiful digital layers utilizing color enhancement, blending modes, and scanner manipulation. Students must provide their own flash drive to store work. Min 5 FA-AAL064 Tue, Sep 28-Nov 2 (6wks), 7-9pm, $105 Intermediate/Advanced Photoshop— Robbin Loomas This class is for artists, photographers, and others who have some experience working with Photoshop and want to learn more advanced techniques for manipulating photos and editing images. Students must provide their own flash drive to store work. Min 5/Max 10 FA-AAL033: Sat, Nov 9-Dec 14 (4wks), 2-4pm, $75 Typograffiti—Gwen Kerth Explore digital grafitti as a medium for visually communicating a personal quote, poem, or political statement. Students will learn digital software techniques to help distort and enhance their personal statement. No software knowledge needed. Students must provide their own flash drive to store work. Min 5 FA-AAL065: Tue, Nov 9-Dec 14 (6wks), 7-9pm, $105


arts-based preschool

h A P P Y 2 5 T h B I R T h D A Y, A R T S - B A S E D P R E S C h O O L . . . L E T ’ S C E L E B R AT E ! Save the date for our Birthday/Anniversary/Reunion/Open house: April 16, 2011

The Arts-Based Preschool is for children ages 3-5 and provides social, motor, and creative experiences that excite a love for learning. Music, sculpture, painting, drawing, and creative movement are an integral part of this exciting program. The self-esteem of your child will grow through rich and varied experiences with the arts in combination with sound preschool education. In addition to the full-time staff, the Lawrence Arts Center Preschool’s curriculum allows students the opportunity to work with professional artists, actors, dancers, and musicians; attend performances; and create in the ceramics studio. Lots of fun, lots of love, and lots of good arts experiences that nurture creative thinking, decision making, imagination, and art appreciation. Children who turn 3 in September or October can enroll in the Tuesday/Thursday morning preschool class (space is limited; please call for availability). Children must be fully toilet trained. Please contact Linda Reimond, preschool director, at 843-2787 for information.

SPECIAL CLASSES for preschool-aged children Classes without a minimum enrollment will be cancelled. Integrated Arts—LAC Preschool Staff Enjoy the arts and learn — a real variety of creative experiences. Integrated Arts is ideal for your child’s first class away from home, or as a supplement to traditional preschool programs. Children must be fully toilet trained. Play clothes a must! Ages 3-5. FA-API-1: Fri, Sep 17-Nov 5 (8wks), 1-3pm, $130 holiday Integrated Arts—LAC Preschool Staff Children can get ready for the holiday season with a variety of creative activities, including creating gifts and wrapping paper, and holiday cooking. Children must be fully toilet trained. Play clothes a must! Ages 3-5. FA-API-2: Fri, Nov 19-Dec 17 (4wks, no class Nov 26), 1-3pm, $65 Coloring Outside the Lines—LAC Preschool Staff This child/adult class allows you and your 2- or 3-year-old to explore the arts together. We will paint and play, and sing and play, and print and play in this hands-on atmosphere. Plan to get messy, so play clothes a must! FA-APC-1: Fri, Sep 17-Oct 8 (4wks), 9:30-10:30am, $55 FA-APC-2: Fri, Oct 29-Nov 19 (4wks), 9:30-10:30am, $55 Fun for the whole family! Include a sibling for $10/day.

(enroll online at lawrenceartscenter.org or use the form on page 27)

Early bird enrollment discounts!

Enroll in any class listed in this course catalog before September 1 and receive a 10% discount. (This incentive ends on August 31.) Saturday Coloring Outside the Lines— LAC Preschool Staff Join us for some good ol’ messy fun! This child/adult class is an excellent opportunity to get creative and explore the arts with your 2- or 3-year old. Play clothes are a must for both of you! FA-APCS-1: Sat, Sep 18, 9:30-10:30am, $18 FA-APCS-2: Sat, Oct 16, 9:30-10:30am, $18 FA-APCS-3: Sat, Nov 13, 9:30-10:30am, $18 Fun for the whole family! Include a sibling for $10/day.

ANNUAL FAMILY CONCERT Paul Mesner Puppets return to the Arts Center: January 29, 2011 Make plans now to join us at our annual Family Concert to see the Paul Mesner Puppets’ adaptation of PUSS IN BOOTS. Two shows: 10am and 1pm. Look for more details in the next issue. Many thanks to Black Hills Energy, who is sponsoring the event.

K-2ND GRADE NEW! Art Explorers Club—LAC Staff With a story for starters, “explorers” will discover the arts by exploring drawing, painting, printing, ceramics, music, dance, theater, science, math, and play. Children will enhance their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Play clothes a must! FA-APK-1: Wed, Sep 22-Oct 13 (4wks), 3-4pm, $45 FA-APK-2: Wed, Oct 20-Nov 10 (4wks), 3-4pm, Fee: $45 FA-APK-3: Wed, Nov 17-Dec 15 (4wks, no class Nov 24), 3-4pm, $45

Get your poinsettias here!

Beat the holiday rush! The LAC Arts-Based Preschool is selling poinsettia plants for the holiday season. Orders are due by November 3. Plants will be available for pickup November 30 and December 1. Call 785-843-2787 to have an order form sent to you or print an order form at lawrenceartscenter.org beginning October 1.

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performances T h E AT E R A N D NEW MEDIA AUDITIONS SEPTEMBER 1

Audition for theater, new media, music, and musical theater performance groups! Join us on Wednesday, September 1 in the theater, beginning at 5pm. Audition time slots are set by age group, preschoolers through adults. Fall productions and production-based classes will be cast from these auditions. Every effort will be made to cast and work with all who audition. See page 15. (More auditions for roles in THE SNOW QUEEN will take place on Sunday, September 19. See page 13.)

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940 DANCE COMPANY’S FALL SChEDULE The 940 Dance Company has planned an energetic season. The Lawrence Arts Center’s resident professional, contemporary dance company, led by Artistic Director Susan Rieger, has four stellar dancers returning: Bobbi Foudree, Jennifer Flynn, Eric Tedder, and Ashley Trullinger. Two apprentices will be joining 940 this season: Justin Hundley, a recent BFA dance graduate of Missouri State University, and Michaela Sherman of Omaha, Neb., who holds a BFA in dance from Stephens College. 940 will be touring its new youth performance this fall. THE TWO FACES OF THE WIND explores the beneficial and destructive capabilities of the wind, in a visually exciting performance and accompanying workshops for K-8th grade audiences. There will be a local performance for Lawrence 5th graders this fall. October 8 and 9—9:40pm 940 at 9:40 Preview Concert New this fall! The company reconvenes in September, so this is an early peek at choreographic seeds that will likely develop further throughout the year. November 5, 6, 7 Regional Choreography Festival 940 is proud to host the Regional Choreography Festival, a weekend event bringing together choreographers and dancers from across the Midwest. Performances are open to the public at affordable ticket prices. Watch for updates at lawrenceartscenter.org or call us at 785-843-2787.

August 29—2:30pm English Tea Dance Benefit (for Dance Shoe Fund Scholarship)

October 14—7pm Dads and Daughters Ballroom Performance Girls age 8+ and their dads who are learning classic ballroom dances this fall perform on the stage for family and friends at the end of the session. See page 14 for course information.

DANCE PROGRAM NEWS AUDITIONS AUGUST 21

Dancers are invited to join us for Dance Information Day on Saturday, August 21, 10am-1pm, and to audition. • 10-11:30am | Auditions for the new Advanced Ballet Performance Company • 1-2pm | Auditions for the Advanced Jazz Performance Ensemble

MASTER CLASSES AND WORKShOPS

Plans are in the works for this year’s master classes and workshops. Potential guest faculty members may include Sean Duus from Kansas City Ballet and Willie Lenoir from the University of Kansas, as well as an artist from the Kansas City Hip Hop Academy. We’re also looking to add a hoop dancing workshop this year! Watch lawrenceartscenter.org for information, or call us at 785-843-2787.

the forecast calls for snow! December 10, 11, 17, 18—7pm | December 12, 19—2pm ThE SNOW QUEEN The Arts Center’s Dance and Theater Programs combine to bring back this unique ballet/ drama based on the classic winter tale by Hans Christian Andersen. All new for 2010, a cast of more than 100 children and adults of all levels of experience will have the opportunity to be dancers, actors, and stage hands. This magical fairy tale is a holiday tradition. The 11-piece orchestra will play Jeff Dearinger’s arrangements of Ric Averill’s original music. Deb Bettinger’s artistic choreography and Averill’s script and stage direction create a magical, haunting and occasionally dangerous world as young Gerda travels to the Great North to rescue her childhood friend, Kai, who has been abducted by the Snow Queen. Bettinger and Averill plan the release of a storybook version of the play complete with some of Averill and Dearinger’s original music. Theater and dance auditions September 19, with callbacks on September 20 and 21 (see page 13). There is a $90 participation fee for being part of this professional and educational experience. Tickets: $17 adults, $12 seniors and students

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BUSKER FEST!

Downtown Lawrence comes alive the weekend of August 20-22 with street performers — jugglers, fire eaters, dancers, magicians, acrobats, and more. And that’s only the beginning. You, too, can learn the wiles of busker art! Busker Workshops at the Arts Center are just $5 each and limited in size, so sign up early. • 10-10:45am | Mime and Clown with Beth Byrd • 10:15-11am | Juggling with Brian Wendling • 10:45-11:30am | Belly Dancing with Amber Proctor • 11-11:45am | Puppeteering with Bob Aiken Sign up by emailing the Lawrence Arts Center with Busker Workshop in the subject line. Include your contact information, name, and age of the participant. We will reply with a confirmation and more information.

FAMILY AND YOUTh ThEATER August 28—7pm SPRING AWAKENING Don’t miss our final Summer Youth Theater event — a staged reading of the original play by Frank Wedekind, translated by Jonathan Franzen. October 4—2pm ThE PRINCESS AND ThE PEA First Saturday Players, our talented 6th grade+ acting troupe directed by Jennifer Glenn, presents this delightful story for young children and their families. $5 suggested donation at the door October 29—7pm October 30, 31—2pm CATS AND BATS Join veteran actors Ric Averill, Jerry Mitchell, Susanna Pitzer, Jennifer Glenn, and more as Lucy the Cat has yet another adventure with Ranger the Mutt, Fang the Ferret and Belfry the Bat. Great Halloween entertainment and sing-a-longs. Wear your costume on October 31! Tickets: $10 adults, $7.50 seniors and students (group rates available) October 31—4:15pm halloween Concert and Costume Contest Fun for the whole family, just before trick-or-treating! Ric Averill, Trish Averill, Jennifer Glenn, Steve Mason, and friends present this annual favorite — classic Halloween songs, a few spontaneous stories, and of course our Costume Contest with prizes for everyone (thanks to Fun and Games for providing pirzes yet again!). Tickets: $5

November 7, 8—7:30pm EAT: IT’S NOT ABOUT ThE FOOD City Youth Theater is a partnership of GaDuGi SafeCenter, Lawrence Arts Center, and others to focus community attention on young adults and their thoughts and feelings about pressing social issues. This play dramatizes the dangerous and baffling world of eating disorders among girls and boys. Candidly exploring causes and warning signs, it takes a hard look at society and media influences and tells individual stories of young people struggling with this epidemic and too often tragic problem. Auditions September 1. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors and students December 4—2pm ALICE IN WONDERLAND Jennifer’s delightful original script is the second in our First Saturday Players series for very young children. Great holiday entertainment for the entire family. $5 suggested donation at the door March 31-April 8 ThE MUSIC MAN Meredith Wilson’s classic family Broadway musical about an early 1900s “flim-flam” travelling salesman was the first play in which director Ric Averill ever performed. Nostalgia and sentimentality will make this romantic musical comedy a delightful spring must-see for the entire family. Featuring a cast of community and professional actors of all ages. Auditions September 1 (additional auditions January 23, with callbacks on January 24-25). Other Winter/Spring productions will include THREES (The Three Little Pigs, The Three Bears, and The Three Sillies) by First Saturday Players; the annual Cabaret Showcase and Film Festival by City Youth Theater; and THE ADVENTURES OF NYFRM THE SPRITE.

18+ ThEATER FOR ADULT AUDIENCES STORY SLAM: ThE AUDIENCE AS PERFORMER (an 18+ event)

Life is a series of stories. Some are crazy, some are tragic, but in the end, most are funny. Bring your true-life stories to our monthly Story Slam, where the rules are simple. Come prepared to tell a story based on the theme of the evening, sign up between 7 and 7:30pm, and if your name is one of 10 pulled from the hat, tell your five- to eight-minute story. At the end of the evening, audience members cast their votes for favorite story, and we’ll have a Best Of event in the spring. Come and participate, or just sit back with a cocktail and be entertained. Hosted by David Hollond; original cocktails by Kendra Marable. (This is an 18 and older event.) Themes this fall are “freaks” (August 13), “school” (September 10), “X” (October 8), and “food/drink” (November 12).


performances & more PROFESSIONAL TRACK CLASSES In addition to offering community classes for all, the Arts Center offers professional track classes for those who want to move forward in their careers. Performanceoriented theater classes include First Saturday Players, City Youth Theatre, and our 3rd-5th grade production of THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE on the last day of the class. Our new pop-rock glee club show choir, LAC VOICES, offers additional training and experience for voice students. And our expanded Digital Cinema production class is for those interested in film production careers.

AVERILL WINS AWARDS FOR PLAYS... AND PLAYS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL (an 18+ event)

The Arts Center is pleased to present the New Play Festival featuring three new works September 16-18. A $30 pass gets you into all three productions. Individual tickets are $15 adults, $12.50 for seniors and students. (This is an 18 and older event.) For more information about the playwrights, check lawrenceartscenter.org. September 16, 17—7:30pm Mainstage Theater ThE PALUDAN SISTERS: IT’S ALL RELATIVE Written and performed by Kari and Kirsten Paludan These two homegrown divas and Arts Center alums return to their roots with the Midwest debut of this multimedia musical memoir. Hilarious and heartbreaking, it showcases the sisters’ diverse musical styles and gives you a sneak peek into what it’s like to grow up singing together. Kari and Kirsten invite you to peruse their family scrapbook and listen to a wide array of music — from classical, jazz, and lullabies, to current songs (written by Kirsten) and ’70s disco hits. Join them as they come full circle to share their family stories and sing the music that shaped their lives. Don’t miss the homecoming! September 17, 18—7:30pm Black Box Theater AMERICAN BEAR A new play about home by Larry Mitchell, in cooperation with the Sustainable Theatre Project In this Midwestern realistic drama, Eddie, the prodigal younger son, returns home after the death of his parents with his fiancee Lonnie. Jules, the older brother, has never left the house and has never seen or heard of Lonnie. What follows tests the limits of love, family, and home. Sustainable Theatre Project is a non-profit collaborative ensemble with a mission to create entertaining, affordable, and socially relevant theatre for the cities of Austin, Texas, and Lawrence, while maintaining the highest possible standards of sustainability as budget and all practical means allow. See sustainabletheatreproject.org.

September 18—7:30pm Mainstage Theater PROP 8 ON TRIAL This multimedia performance, written and directed by Lisa Cordes, and produced by Fishtank Performance Studio, examines the 2010 trial challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. Using 12 actors to portray more than 40 attorneys, plaintiffs, and expert witnesses, the performance telescopes the trial’s key arguments with key video evidence submitted by the plaintiffs, as well as professional and amateur media coverage of the trial. Two days into the trial the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling blocking the broadcast of a video feed of the trial. In response, news and activist organizations began liveblogging the proceedings. Those blogs, as well as actual trial transcripts, twitter feeds, and newspaper reports are the framework of the performance. Inspired by the Living Newspaper plays of the Federal Theater Project during the 1930s, the original source material and live blogging provides a “ripped from the headlines” immediacy to the project. This production was developed with support from a 2010 Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, implemented by the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art; and an ArtsKC Inspiration award. It was produced in cooperation with Fishtank Productions in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District.

AND MORE ThEATER FOR 18+ October 22, 23—7:30pm JACK AND JILL: A ROMANCE Winner of the Theatre Critics Association award for best new play, this work by Jane Martin is a story about falling in love and all the joy and heartache that follows. It is a modern, undeniably entertaining, all-but-fairy-tale romance. Presented by the Sustainable Theatre Project. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students (This is an 18 and older event.) February 4-12 DEAD MAN’S CELL PhONE McArthur Genius Fellowship winner Sarah Ruhl’s quirky comedy comes to life, directed by Ric Averill. While at a cafe, a man dies — but his cell phone will not stop ringing. The woman at the next table, Jean, picks it up and finds herself stuck in the middle of the dead man’s troubles. She meets his widow, his mother, and his mistress — and ends up falling in love with the dead man’s brother. Cast will be a combination of local and regional professional actors. Auditions September 1 (additional auditions January 9). (This is an 18 and older event.)

ThEATER PROGRAM NEWS INTRODUCING ThE NEW MEDIA/ DIGITAL CINEMA PROGRAM

We’re pleased to welcome Mario Angell, director of New Media and Digital Cinema. Our New Media Program includes study and practice in digital cinema, digital photography, and digital arts. Watch for new classes to in screenwriting, video production, Photoshop, and other aspects of making movies and videos. Take a look at courses on page 16.

Congratulations to Ric Averill, Theater and Film Program director, who won three playwriting competitions this year, including the American Alliance for Theatre in Education Unpublished Play Award for TURNS, first developed here at the Arts Center. A musician as well as a playwright, Ric also played some pianos in New York this summer as part of a traveling global art project, “Play Me, I’m Yours.” The streets of New York were host to 60 pianos found or donated throughout the city and painted by the artists and volunteers. The installation, by the British artist Luke Jerram, has been touring the world since 2008.

Fall Film Intensive On Saturday, September 11, we’re offering two Film Intensive classes — Filmmakers Round Table (for adults) and Acting for the Camera (for 3rd-8th graders), in conjunction with the premiere of earthwork. See page 16 for enrollment information. Narrative Film Production We now offer a series of classes in professional production, culminating in the making of an eight- to 10-minute short film. Writer/producer/director Joel Feignbaum, a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Kansas, is serving as creative director. An awardwinning screenwriter, Joel has worked in the television/ motion picture industry for 30 years. Over the course of his career, he has worked with a long list of talented actors including George Clooney, Jessica Alba, Keri Russell, Bo Derek, Heather Locklear, Ann-Margret, Joel Grey, Mickey Rooney, Ed Asner, and others. He has directed music videos for Christina Aguilera, Brian Setzer, the Goo Goo Dolls, Ziggy Marley, and The Flaming Lips. Currently he is in development of an indie feature thriller, Bedlam, to be filmed in the Midwest. See page 16. Film Festival We’re already looking ahead to May 7, 2011, the date of our next Film Festival. Entries are due by April 1, 2011. Grand prize is $500, which is nothing to sneeze at.

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER MUSIC December 4—7:30pm Lawrence Arts Center VOICES to Bring a Little Glee to River City Our 10th-12th grade by-audition-only choir will give a holiday concert filled with jazz and pop arrangements with choreography and a backup band. See page 15 for audition info.

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IMAGE BY TOM BARTEL IN “BODY AWARENESS”

2010 INTERNATIONAL CONE BOX SHOW

ENAMEL BY HERB FRIEDSON

REPRESENTING AND SERVING OUR COMMUNIT Y’S ARTISTS The Lawrence Arts Center provides the community with 15-18 exhibitions each year in its two galleries. Individual artists are encouraged to apply to display their work in the Arts Center (see www.lawrencearts center.org/exhibition). Exhibitions are supported by grants, donations, sales, and primarily by the proceeds of the Lawrence Benefit Art Auction, the major spring fundraising event of the Lawrence Arts Center (see www.lawrenceartauction.org). In recent years, the Center has shown in its galleries more than 1,000 diverse local and regional artists in all media, ranging from local preschool children to internationally known artists from such places as Tibet, Korea, China, Canada, Germany, and Indonesia. The mission of the exhibition program is to represent and serve the community’s artists in every form and expression. Such richness reflects the community that the Arts Center serves. Thank you to our Exhibitions Program sponsor, Emprise Bank.

August 13–September 4 Six Decades of Enameling: A retrospective by Herb Friedson

Herb Friedson is a pioneer in the enameling arts, and this retrospective exhibition will include new pieces as well as some of his earliest works. His work has been shown in more than 120 regional, national, and international exhibitions including those at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York; Cleveland Museum of Art, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York; Long Beach Museum of Art; Nelson Gallery/Atkins Museum; and Biennale Internationale in Limoge, France.

August 27– September 26

Stan Herd and Simon Cordova STAN HERD

Stan Herd will exhibit photos and materials connected with the creation of the piece, “Countryside.” Simon Cordova will show photographs of the making of the film earthwork.

September 10– October 9

Fear of War, Courage to Hope...While Dancing: Works by Rita Blitt Reception: September 25, 5-7pm “I am happy that I had the courage in 1975 to begin dancing on paper, first with one hand, then in 1977 with both hands simultaneously, and the guts to always follow my inspirations.”—Rita Blitt

September 24– October 24

Artists as Contemporary Cowboys: New paintings by Jouvelt Reception: September 24, 5pm Jouvelt revisits traditional paint on canvas portraits, illustrating seven Lawrence artists (Eric Dobbins, Stan Herd, David Loewenstein, Molly Murphy, Wayne Propst, Roger Shimomura, and Yuri Zupancic), styled as modern-day cowboy legends living among us.

October 15–November 27

“Body Awareness” is a contemporary ceramic figurative exhibit curated by Ben Ahlvers. Featuring the work of eight artists from throughout North America, it will provide the opportunity experience cutting-edge ceramics created in a variety of methods.

October 15–November 27

The 2010 International Cone Box Show Reception: October 15, 7-9pm The 2010 International Orton Cone Box Show is a staple exhibition in the field of ceramics. The concept for this exhibition was started by William Bracker in the early 1970s. The original idea was to encourage and promote creativity and excellence in the ceramic community. The Standard Orton Cone Box was chosen as the size limitation for the show. All entries had to fit into the interior space of a cone box. This exhibit includes 150 ceramic works from around the world.

October 15– November 27

SIMON CORDOVA

CUPS BY KRISTEN KIEFFER

Cups: A national invitational ceramic show Reception: October 15, 7-9pm

Utilitarian potters from across the nation have been invited to participate in an exhibit featuring the cup form. The show promises a wide range of styles, forms, surfaces, and creative approaches to this everyday object.

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December 3–23

Body Awareness: National Ceramics Invitational Reception: October 15, 7-9pm

Lawrence Photo Alliance Members Show Reception: December 3, 7-9pm This exhibition will showcase photography by current members of the Lawrence Photo Alliance.

PHOTO BY PAUL HERPICH

Introducing Our Featured Artist for the 31st Annual Benefit Art Auction, Roger Shimomura Save the date: April 9, 2011

Roger Shimomura’s paintings, prints, and theatre pieces address sociopolitical issues of Asian America. Shimomura received his B.A. from the University of Washington-Seattle, and his M.F.A. from Syracuse University. He has had more than 125 solo exhibitions of paintings and prints, as well as presented his experimental theater pieces at such venues as the Franklin Furnace, New York City; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn.; and The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. During his 25-year teaching career in the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts, Simomura won many teaching awards. Shimomura is in the permanent collections of more than 80 museums nationwide. His personal papers and letters are being collected by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He is represented by The Flomenhaft Gallery, New York City; Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle; and Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City.


exhibitions A MONTh OF CL AY October at the Lawrence Arts Center will feature a variety events and exhibitions featuring Ceramic Art. This fall will mark third year of collaboration between the Lawrence Arts Center’s Ceramics Program and the University of Kansas Ceramics Program. Students from both institutions will work together to load and fire the university’s anagama wood-fired kiln. This unique process utilizes wood as a fuel source to reach temperatures higher than 2300 degrees over the course of several days. The kiln will hold hundreds of handmade ceramic artworks. Following the firing with KU, the Exhibitions Program will open three exhibitions featuring contemporary ceramic art opening October 15. The 2010 International Orton Cone Box Show is a staple exhibition in the field of ceramics. The jurors (Malcom Davis, Peter Callas, and Inge Balch) have selected approximately 150 exceptional pieces out of more than 285 entries from across the globe. “Body Awareness” is a contemporary ceramic figurative exhibit curated by Ben Ahlvers. This exhibit will feature the work of eight North American artists, providing viewers the opportunity experience cutting-edge ceramics created in a variety of methods. Our Front Gallery Space will feature a ceramic cup show. Functional potters from around the country have been invited to participate by submitting five cups to the Lawrence Arts Center for this exhibit. And our month of clay will close out with the second Lawrence Arts Center Ceramics Symposium. On October 22 and 23, six artists will converge in Lawrence to demonstrate and present their art to participants from around the region. These artists offer a diverse range of creative process and concepts but are all connected by clay. This intimate environment provides for great dialogue between the artists and participants. In 2007 the Lawrence Arts Center’s Ceramics Symposium was featured in Art & Perception magazine. It’s programming like this, along with the terrific teachers and students at the Arts Center, that make the Ceramics Program here a national destination. To sign up to attend the symposium workshops, see enrollment information on page 9.

Meet the faculty for the 2010 Lawrence Arts Center Ceramics Symposium: October 22-23 Tom Bartel is known for his “disturbing yet humorous” fragmented figures that take cues from a “shotgun blast” of influences, ranging from antiquity to popular culture. Tom utilizes coil building with terracotta clay and also works with slips and glazes to produce rich, worn surfaces. His work has been featured in several publications. Tom is an assistant professor at Ohio University.

Matt Long has been a potter for more than 20 years. A professor and head of the ceramics program at the University of Mississippi, he exhibits nationally and keeps a very active workshop schedule. He says, “My passion for clay lies within functional pottery. I believe that pots have a nature of their own — a soul, a breath of reality, that is inherently guided by their maker. In a world that is fast paced and oriented around convenience in life rather than quality of life, handmade functional pots can slow things down, allowing the user to enjoy the important aspects of human interaction and selfintrospection.”

David hiltner’s pottery references rural landscapes, silos, rolling hills, and furrowed fields. The patterns, textures, and colors translated into the vessel are memories, moments, and thoughts frozen by fire. These vessels are created to celebrate the land that inspires and sustains. David is executive director of Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Mont., which has quickly become a destination and resource for ceramic artists around the world.

Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter, professor and chair of the School of Art at the University of MontanaMissoula. Julia was raised in Boston and received her M.F.A. at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and B.F.A. at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her work can be found in numerous museum and private collections around the country. She has an extensive history of presentations and exhibitions.

Linda Christianson is a well-known and respected Minnesota studio potter and instructor. She received her B.A. in studio art from Hamine University in St. Paul where she also participated in their graduate apprentice program. She pursued further practical experience through a ceramic studio workshop program at the Banff Centre School for Fine Arts. Her work has been widely exhibited across the country and around the world. Linda has also taught in many centers for ceramic arts and her reputation as an educator puts her much in demand for her workshops in functional pottery, surface decoration, and wood-firing techniques.

Mark Burns has been creating art and educating students for more than 25 years and continues as the head of the ceramics program and professor at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. His sculptures are in Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, N.Y.; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Shigaraki Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Japan; among many others. Mark is a dynamic speaker with rich background in art and travel. His ceramic sculptures are composed of handmade and slipcast ceramics. The imagery he uses is narrative, nostalgic and rooted in 1950s popular culture.

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER BENEFIT ART AUC TION About 2010 The Lawrence Arts Center would like to thank all of the generous artists, sponsors, and attendees who made the 2010 Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction a success. A very special thank you to Peoples Optical and the Eye Doctors for their generous sponsorship and also to our 2010 Featured Artist, Carol Ann Carter. Ben Ahlvers Norman Akers Lynda Andrus Susan Ashline Ric Averill Colette Bangert Jason Barr Tom Bartel Randall Bennett Geoff Benzing Deborah Bettinger Shawn Bitters Nancy Bjorge Ellie Blair Rita Blitt William Bowerman Judy Brawley Vernon Brejcha Larry Brow John Gary Brown Alan Brummell

Grace Carmody Carol Ann Carter Paul and Deb Chaussee Ellen Chindamo Daniel Coburn Bill Collins Jim Connelly Jessica Conner Louis Copt Vaughn Cowden Laurie Culling Christa Dalien Ann Dean Dee Ann DeRoin Eric Dobbins Clare Doveton David Dunfield Natalie Anne Dye Constance Ehrlich Dilesh Fernando

John Ferry Alison Filley Barry Fitzgerald Jane Flanders Tim Forcade Joelle Ford Howard Freedman Herb Friedson Linda Frost Andrea Fuhrman D. W. Gates Jan Gaumnitz John Gaunt Bob Gent Daniel Georgie Steve Graber Susan Grace Colleen Gregoire Sarah Gross Lisa Grossman Diane Guthrie

Tudy Youngberg Haller Brooks Hanson Dana Hassett Dianna Henry Stan Herd Dick Herpich Paul Herpich Ann Frame Hertzog and Steven Hertzog David Hiltner Gary Hinman Ron Hinton Diane Horning Brian Horsch Paul Hotvedt Stephanie Howarter Hobart Jackson Shakura Jackson Ted Johnson

Stephen Johnson Lora Jost Gwen Kerth Erik Kessinger Hak Yun Kim Matt Kirby Frances Kite Margo Kren Michael Krueger Amy Lenharth Dori Lewman Dave Loewenstein Robbin Loomas Denise Low-Weso Tom MacDonald Aaron Marable Bailey Marable Justin Marable Kendra Marable Emily Markoulatos Laurie Marlowe

Nancy Marshall Helen Martin Marshall Maude Michael McCaffrey Linda McKay Lynn Metzger Gerry Miller Rick Mitchell Darren Moore Kristin Morland Molly Murphy Yoonmi Nam Jon Eric Narum Matt Needham Thomas North Marty Olson Will Orvedal Jack Ozegovic George Paley Joan Parker Suzanne Perry

Sally Piller Amy Plymat Ardys Ramberg Laura Ramberg Ken Ratzlaff Madison Rhea Cheryl Roth Janet Satz Brad Schwieger Doug Sheafor Roger Shimomura Celia Smith Deb Stavin Rick Stein Rachael Sudlow Leah Tacha Glenda Taylor Kay Trieb David Van Hee Marciana Vequist Tim vonHolten

Shanna Wagner Irene Ward Chuck Wehner Margaret WeisbrodMorris Tom Weso Karen Wiley Donika Wiley Blake Wilkinson Chris Wolf-Edmonds Matt Woodard Gary Woodward Russell Wrankle Josie Wrath Carolyn Young Robert Zerwekh Hong Zhang

About 2011 The 31st annual Art Auction is scheduled for April 9, 2011. Roger Shimomura will be our Featured Artist. Viewers will have the opportunity to bid on approximately 150 works of original art beginning March 11, 2011. This benefit auction serves as the primary fundraiser for the Lawrence Arts Center’s Exhibition Program.

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Lawrence Piano

Studio

Teaching the joy of music over 29 years in the Lawrence area

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Mon-Fri 6:30-8:00 Saturday 6:30-6:30 Sunday 7:30-4:00 904 Vermont Downtown Lawrence 785.841.5553 WheatFieldsBakery.com

FIND YOURSELF INSIDE The Lawrence Arts Center McCaffrey/Collins

Lessons begin Sept. 7th

Group and Private Lessons-All Ages

www.lawrencepiano.com Eric Sakumura, Owner

2512 W 6th Suite B, Lawrence, KS 66049

785.842.2182

design

has spaces available for rent for meetings and events.

Interiors • Fine Art 785.843.2787 lawrenceartscenter.org

785 841-0961

www.mccolldesign.com


Early bird class enrollment discounts

L A W R E N C E A R T S C E N T E R FA L L 2 0 1 0 C L A S S E N R O L L M E N T F O R M Student Name

Age

Enroll early and receive a 10% discount! This incentive, good for all classes listed in this course catalog, ends on August 31.

Birthdate

Parent Name/s (if student is under age 18) Address

City

Work Phone

State

Home Phone

Zip

Financial aid available

Cell Phone

Financial aid is available throughout the year for children and adults. Applications are available online at lawrenceartscenter.org and at the front desk.

Email Address Emergency Contact (other than parent/s) CLASS CODE

Phone

CLASS NAME, DAY, DATE, AND TIME

CLASS FEE

Enrollment dates

Enrollment for fall courses begins August 16 for Arts Center members and dance students, and August 20 for the general public.

Enrollment questions?

Call 785-843-2787 or email patrussell@ lawrenceartscenter.org.

FOR DANCE STUDENTS SUBTOTAL of Dance semester class fees (codes that begin with “C”): $ NUMBER of Dance semester classes (codes that begin with “C”): 1 = full price 2 = 15% discount 3 = 20% discount

4 or more = 30% discount

DANCE SEMESTER CLASS FEES (subtotal fees x % discount): $ Please check here if requesting a payment plan for Dance classes:

Less a 10% discount on class fees for:

Note: Dance session classes (codes that begin with “D”) aren’t eligible for these multiple class discounts.

Inclement weather policy

CLASS FEES (including Dance semester class fees, calculated above left) $ current LAC membership senior (age 55+) early enrollment (by August 31) $ (

Please check here if requesting financial aid:

)

TOTAL CLASS FEES $

(a 10% co-payment of total class fees is due at enrollment when requesting financial aid)

• A three-payment option is available for Dance classes. A $10 processing fee will be added to your total bill before it is divided into three payments. The first payment is due at enrollment, the second payment is due October 1, 2010. The third payment is due November 1, 2010. Payments are late after the 10th of each month and a $10 fee will be charged. We do not send bills unless payment is overdue. The opportunity to arrange a payment plan with the Arts Center indicates your commitment to pay for the entire semester. Notice must be given immediately in order to drop a class, or you will be required to pay for the class. • All payments are due before the end of the session (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). Past-due accounts will be submitted to a collection agency 30 days after the end of a session and all collection fees will be paid by student. • Please make checks payable to the Lawrence Arts Center. A $30 fee will be charged for all returned checks. • No refunds or credits will be given unless requested at least one week prior to the start of class. • A $10 processing fee per class will be charged for all withdrawals.

Notes

WAIVER OF LIABILITY, MEDICAL RELEASE, & INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT In consideration for myself and my minor children being permitted by the Lawrence Arts Center to participate in activities described in the Schedule for Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer, I hereby waive, release, and discharge any and all claims and damages for personal injury, death, or property damage which I or my minor children may sustain or which may occur as a result of my or my minor children’s participation in these activities. I understand and agree that: 1. This release is intended to discharge in advance the employees and agents from and against any and all liability, except for their sole negligence or intentional acts, connected in any way with the participation of myself or my minor children in activities; 2. The described activity may be of a hazardous, strenuous, and/or physical nature; 3. Participation in the described activity may occasionally result in injury or property damage; 4. Knowing the risk involved, nevertheless I voluntarily request permission for myself or minor child to participate in the described activity; 5. I hereby assume any and all risks of injury, death, or property damage, and to release and hold harmless the Lawrence Arts Center, its officers, employees, and agents, except for their sole negligence or intentional acts; 6. This waiver, release, and assumption of risk is to be binding on the heirs and assigns; 7. I will indemnify and hold the Lawrence Arts Center harmless from any loss, liability, damage, cost, or expense, including litigation, which they may incur as a result of any injury and/or property damage which myself or my minor children may sustain while participating in said activities; 8. I will make good any loss or damage or cost the Lawrence Arts Center may have to pay if any litigation arises on account of any claim made by said minors or by anyone on said minor’s behalf; 9, In the event that said minor requires medical or surgical treatment while under the supervision of said Lawrence Arts Center personnel in connection with the described activity, such supervisor may authorize treatment; 10. I will pay all medical, hospital, or other expenses which I or my minor children may incur as a result of such treatment; 11. Activities are not child care as defined by the State of Kansas. I certify that I have custody or am the legal guardian of said minors by court order, and that I and my minor children are physically able to participate in the described activities. I have carefully read this Waiver of Liability, Medical Release, and Indemnification Agreement and fully understand its contents. I give permission for images of myself or my child to be used in Lawrence Arts Center media materials, including newspaper, television, and Web site. If I would like my child to transport himself or herself to and from classes at the Lawrence Arts Center, I am responsible for providing written permission. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between myself and the Lawrence Arts Center, and that I sign it of my own free will.

PRINT NAME SIGNATURE

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY: Date Payments

(Enrollment will not be processed without this signed waiver of liability)

Cash Check Amount Paid $ Financial Aid Award

Credit RECEIPT #

Paid in Full

When Lawrence Public Schools are cancelled due to inclement weather, all Lawrence Arts Center children’s classes and any classes between 9am and 5pm will automatically be cancelled. The cancellation decision for adult evening classes will be made by 1pm and will be reported on local radio stations KPR 91.5FM and KLWN 1320AM. The Arts Center will offer a make-up class when possible.

DATE

CVV2

Exp.

• Enrollment will not be processed without enrollment fee. • You are enrolled in class/es unless you are notified; the Arts Center does not send receipts or confirmations. • Classes not meeting a minimum enrollment will be cancelled. • The administration reserves the right to alter policies pertaining to courses, fees, and other notices in this publication as deemed necessary for the proper functioning of the Arts Center.

MONTH AMOUNT RECEIPT

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ABOUT THE NEW LOGO The genesis of the mark for the Lawrence Arts Center grew from the idea that art is more than an object; it’s an expression. It’s a deep, instinctual need to create that exists within all people. Simply, art is discovery and expression. At their core, discovery and expression are about opening our minds, our eyes, our hands. At the Lawrence Arts Center, this begins right inside the door. Inspiration for the new logo grew from that foundation and the three iconic arch shapes of the building’s roof line. When these shapes are combined they become unfolding wings, enhancing the idea of nurture and revelation. The overlapping elements also represent the multi-faceted and transformational artistic experience the Lawrence Arts Center provides. The Lawrence Arts Center: Find Yourself Inside.

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