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thank you, Arts Center donors

creative placemakers, 2014 Kay, Tom, Tyler & Jeff Carmody Ray Fleming Marilyn & Tom Dobski The Thomas D. Galloway Family Sarah Fayman Jan & Jack Gaumnitz

Harrison Family Fund of the Anne & David Hollond Douglas County Community Deborah & Rocco Landesman Foundation Ellen Le Compte

Barbara Nordling Sally Hare-Schriner & Dan Schriner

Susan & Brad Tate Evan Williams & Roger Walter

Gary Nemchock Doug Stull & Lori Norwood

Sally & Lynn Piller Nicole & Dan Sabatini

inspiration society, 2014 Chris Barteldes Joan & Web Golden

Gunda & Dave Hiebert Diane & Al Horning

Marilyn & Brian Horsch Sheryl & Bud Jacobs

Molly & Robert Krause Christine & Mike McGrew

Dru & Bill Sampson Paula & Miles Schnaer

imagination society, 2014 Ben Ahlvers Jean & Justin Anderson Jeannie & Ric Averill Linda Bailey Jennifer & Eric Barton Susan & Jim Bateman Beverly Smith Billings McCaffrey Collins Design Amanda Clark & Reid Bork Dorothy & Bob Bowline Karen & Keith Braman Anne & Wally Brockhoff Jolisa & Don Buchner Judith & Ken Calhoun Grace & Tom Carmody Carol Ann Carter

Betsy & Steve Clark Margie & George Coggins Phyllis & Louis Copt Joan & Steve Craig Janet Davidson-Hues & Roger Shimomura Ann Dean & Ryan Johnson Janice & Paul DeBauge Vicki & Joe Douglas Clare Doveton Kaye & Chris Drahozal Chris Wolf Edmonds & Steve Edmonds Ann Evans Dana Fertig Betsy & Tim Forcade

Colette & Ron Gaches Brenda Gadd Melody & Joe Gatti John & Virginia Gaunt Sandra Gautt Matthew Gilhousen Bobbie & Steve Gish Kerry & Jeff Glasgow Emily Hill & Burke Griggs Erin & Justin Hamilton Tree & Chris Hanna Terri & Tom Harper Tanja & Kelly Harrison Tracy Harrison & Vic Peterson Susan & JIm Hasselle Leslie & Blake Hawley

Stacy Galloway Haywood & Jay Hauptli & Cindi Kroll Hauptli Vickie & Jim Otten Giles Thompson Derek Haywood Liz & Tony Krsnich Nancy & John Parker Jennifer & Dave Unekis Sandra & Don Hazlett Jill & Mark LaPoint Amy & Chris Phalen Kevan & Gail Vick Barbara & Jon Heeb Michel & Burdett Loomis Kim & Mike Rack Margaret Weisbrod Morris Nancy Helmstadter Lois Orth-Lopes & Steve Lopes Saralyn Reece Hardy & Jonathan Morris Tim Caboni Alli & Shane Lopez Durand Reiber & Marty Moore Annette & Ken Wertzberger Marcia & Stephen Hill Carrie & Jim Mandigo Jeremy Robbins Mary Wharff & Andy Bloomer Barbara & Steven Hillmer Cindy & Michael Maude Sherri Soule & Tom Ruddy Susie & Steve Wilson Jackie & Russell Hilton Carol & Gene Meyer Leni & Neil Salkind Kimberly & Tim Wingate Heather & Matthew Hoy Dee & Mike Michaelis Elizabeth Schultz Judy & Jack Wright Stephen Johnson Liz Miller & Lindy Eakin Lisa & Dolph Simons Doug Wolff & Nancy Yost Betsy & Maurice Joy Leigh & Greg Moore Dona & Bill Snead Hong Zhang & John Kennedy Patty & Marty Kennedy Kristin & Timothy Morland Alice Steuerwald Laura Kirk & Paul Fellers Molly Murphy Pam & Mike Sullivan Diane & Robert Knapp Melissa McCormick & Ed Noonen Sidney & Tod Sutton Karen & Ed Komp Debra & Mike Orozco Deanell & John Tacha

business supporters GENERAL DONORS Architectural Titanium, LLC AT&T Foundation City Wine Market Cottin’s Hardware Dennis Brown Painting First Management The Granada – Mike Logan Graham Enterprises J&S Coffee Kennedy Glass Microsoft Corporation Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Peoples Pew Charitable Trusts Prairie Elf Tree Farm Slimmer Automotive Sunflower Rentals, Inc. Evan Williams Catering Mainline Printing Douglas County Community Foundation City of Lawrence Yarn Barn Weaver’s

SCHOLARSHIP DONORS EDUCATION DONORS PERFORMANCE DONORS Radiologic Professional Services, FREE STATE FESTIVAL Arizona Trading Company Boston Financial Data Services Cider Gallery P.A. 715 Collective Brands Bartlett & West City of Lawrence Select One Security and AesthetiCare Ethel and Raymond Rice Berry Plastics Free State Brewery Communications American Century Investments Foundation Bracker’s Good Earth Clay Ingredient TCK - The Trust Company of Anne & David Hollond First Management, Inc. Brit’s Kansas Public Radio Kansas Au Marche First State Bank & Trust Dillon’s Laugh Out Loud Toyota Crown Automotive Morris Laing Lawrence Journal World Enel Green Power North America Treanor Architects Douglas County Heritage O’Malley Beverage Great Harvest Bread Co. Lawrence Public Library Ty & Katie Porter Conservation Council Ross and Marianna Beach Hill’s Pet Nutrition National Endowment for the US Bank Fun & Games Foundation Ingredient Arts Wilkerson, Saunders, Gaches, Braden, and Associates Security Benefit McAlister’s Deli Pachamamas Anderson, DDS Grandstand Sportswear Shumaker Family Foundation McDonald’s of Lawrence Prairie Fire Entertainment Images St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee Papa Kenos Replay Lounge PRESCHOOL DONORS INTRUST Bank US Bank The Raven Bookstore Sprint Black Hills Energy Jim & Susan Hasselle Stoneback Appliance The Eye Doctors, Optometrists Creative Road Studio Johnny’s Tavern DANCE DONORS Ranjbar Orthodontics the Granada Hallmark Cards Kansas Humanities Council Ann Dean Photography The Ethel and Raymond The Olivia Collection Hy-Vee Laugh Out Loud Dr. John Hay, DDS Rice Foundation University of Kansas Lawrence OB-GYN Specialists Lawrence Noon Rotary Club Sabatini Architects Sylas & Maddy’s US Bank McDonald’s of Lawrence Love Garden Sounds Teresa Mulinazzi Kempf, CFP The Ross & Marianna Beach Weaver’s Meritrust Credit Union Mass Street Sweet Shoppe Ameriprise Financial Foundation, Inc. Munchers O’Connor Company, Inc., Piller Services, Inc. TradeWInd Energy Pendleton’s Country Market Family Foundation The Burger Stand Wal-Mart Prairie Band Potawatomie P1 Group, Inc. Westar Nation Foundation Pediatric and Adolescent Wheatfield’s US Bancorp Medicine Vinland Valley Nursery York Children’s Foundation

EXHIBITIONS DONORS Allen Press Auto-Owners Insurance Beimer’s BBQ Bittersweet Garden & Floral Boulevard Brewing Company Callahan Creek CEK Insurance Checkers Emprise Bank Gould Evans Invisible Hand Gallery James Otten, DDS, Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Care Kansas Humanities Council Lawrence Paper Company Mass Street Music Morgan Stanley Phoenix Gallery Pix Ninja Studios Stephens Real Estate Sunflower Rentals, Inc. Truity Credit Union

grant and foundation funding ROTARY OF LAWRENCE



welcome The Lawrence Arts Center welcomes all people and ages while embracing innovation and honoring tradition. The mission of the Lawrence Arts Center is to enrich and invigorate the community through education, performance, and exhibition. As a focal point for the arts community, we serve as a vital cultural resource to the people of Lawrence.

summer 2014

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event rental space The Arts Center is available for rental. Consider the lobby spaces and galleries for weddings and receptions. The versatile theater offers the perfect space for professional seminars and presentations. LEARN MORE ONLINE or contact Heather Hoy:

financial aid

preschool and kindergarten.....................6 1st-5th grade..........................................7 6th-12th grade Arts Institutes.................10 adults arts............................................. 12 school of dance......................................16 performance opportunities..................... 20

Access to art is vital. Financial aid is available throughout the year for children and adults. Applications are available at the front desk and online at The Arts Center, a qualified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is a creative gathering place, a place to be captivated by the power of art. Each year we welcome more than 200,000 patrons through our doors and employ more than 150 visual and performing artists . We ask for the support of local businesses and individuals to make sure we can continue to be a resource for all in our community — scholarships, workshops, artists’ residencies, exhibits, and performances are just a few of the ways your support can make a difference!


get involved

exhibits and art talks ............................28

productions ........................................... 19

SPECIAL EVENTS free state festival................................... 23


The Lawrence Arts Center offers progressive educational programming for preschoolers through adults in visual and performing arts. We invite beginners and adventurers of all ages who wish to experience an art form. Classes begin with early childhood and elementary school, Arts Institutes for teenagers and continuing education for adults. Member prices are shown in parentheses throughout class listings—become a member when you enroll! Member enrollment begins March 22 | Open enrollment begins March 30




785.843.2787 and our staff will assist you in finding the perfect class to suit your interests and schedule.

940 New Hampshire St. in Lawrence, KS and ask a staff member to assist you at the front desk. and find class listings at the click of a button!


Once enrolled, you will receive an email from the Arts Center confirming your enrollment with instructions on where to come, when to arrive, and what to bring. If a class becomes unavailable, we will notify you two business days before the start date of the class and provide you with information about refund options, or offer suggestions on possible substitutions. If you need to cancel your enrollment, to receive a full refund please contact the Arts Center no later than five business days before the start date of the class.

join Join us as a member to support our mission of bringing arts education, performance, and contemporary exhibition to the region. Members enjoy a full week of early enrollment and a 10% discount on all regular class enrollments! Membership discounts cannot be used with other special offers, for preschool tuition, or for private sessions.

give Members and donors are essential to the success of the Lawrence Arts Center and are vital to our ability to survive and strengthen our offerings. We thank you for your financial support. Donors at our Imagination Society, Inspiration Society, and Creative Placemaker levels receive special recognition and invitations to behind the scenes events throughout the year. The Lawrence Arts Center is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization, so your contribution is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

on the cover 2014 Free State Festival

This catalog is published four times annually by the Lawrence Arts Center, and is made possible by our advertisers. If you would like to advertise in the course and events catalog please contact Heather Hoy, 785.843.2787 or The Lawrence Arts Center is located at 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Photographs in this catalog are by Ann Dean, Marlo Angell, Jessica Conner, Liza Mackinnon, and Amy Albright unless noted.

what’s happening summer art camps Summertime is camp season at the Lawrence Arts Center. There are options for all ages and interests, all summer long. Regardless of age, students enhance skills in creativity, innovation, communication, flexibility, critical thinking and problem solving while building artistic skills. From Preschool art camps, to integrated arts & science camps, to career and college prep, the studios at the Arts Center are the place to be this summer.

school of dance master class series Beginning this June, the Lawrence Arts Center’s School of Dance will host this six part series of master classes with distinguished guest artists. The series was conceived to enrich the offering within the School of Dance, and to benefit the entire dance community. Open to adults, college students, and dancers’ ages 12+. Find out more about the guest teachers and classes online.

art tougeau block party and parade In celebration of with all things wheeled, Lawrence holds this event to honor mankind’s large creative cerebral cortex, bipedal locomotion and opposable thumbs. Art Tougeau is an all-inclusive event that applauds self-expression in the medium of all things wheeled. Join us for some good, clean fun on wheels.

May 30 & 31

artist in residence exhibitions Featuring printmaking resident John McCaughey, May 23— June 22, and ceramics resident Kyla Strid, June 27—July 25, exhibiting new work developed during their year-long residency at the Lawrence Arts Center.

free state festival As a recipient of a prestigious National Endowment for the Art’s Our Town award, the Arts Center is expanding the Free State Film Festival into a week long celebration of film, digital media, installations, music, ideas and performances in the heart of Lawrence. Taking place in unexpected places indoors and out in the Lawrence Cultural District, the Free State Festival will flood the city in a new wave of film, music, art, and ideas.

June 25—29

We love the arts! Thanks to the

Lawrence Arts Center

for enriching and nurturing our community’s love of the arts. Meritrust is honored to support this organization’s programs and services!


from the director Dear Friends, I love the divine sense of the Lawrence Arts Center. I’m in our theater on a catwalk watching a rehearsal for our Pinocchio directed by Ric Averill. The performances will be over when you read this, but perhaps you will have seen our new creation of the classic tale with Spencer Lott, visiting puppeteer from New Victory Theater in NYC, Arts Center dancers and actors of all ages, and original music by Lawrence’s Drakkar Sauna. Our Creative Observer exhibition is closing after two months of art, films, conversation, music, and lectures inspired by William Burroughs, one of Lawrence’s most famous citizens who, according to Norman Mailer, “is the only American novelist who may conceivably be possessed by genius.” Opinions on this diverge, but history and popular culture prove that dissenters, demurrers, and different thinkers are drawn to our town, as was Burroughs, and whatever the reason, it is distilled at our Arts Center.

Much Madness is divinest Sense – To a discerning Eye – Much Sense – the starkest Madness – ’Tis the Majority In this, as all, prevail – Assent - and you are sane – Demur – you’re straightway dangerous – And handled with a Chain – — Emily Dickinson

Theaters, dance studios, art rooms, galleries, and other creative spaces have always been havens for different thinkers, and we see this every day in children, teenagers, and adults who inhabit the Lawrence Arts Center. We teach serious artistic practice in dance, theater, and visual arts; we teach academic subjects, such as physics, history, reading, chemistry, and writing, in arts immersive environments; and we offer a place for those who hear the beats of different drummers and those who “demur.” (In the theater, visual art, dance, we can demur, but honestly, so our noses do not grow.) It’s madness to obsessively write poetry; to stay on stage late into the night with a dance instructor, a puppeteer, a cellist, and a kazoo player, or to lose sleep firing a kiln, or to give voice to iconoclastic artists, to create space and time for all the varied carols of the world; or to turn trash and found objects into elements of a sculpture for preschoolers, but it is beautiful to do so, and we cannot help but do it, and according to Emily Dickinson, it makes divine sense.*

Chief Executive Officer Susan Tate | Chief Operating Officer Stacy Galloway Haywood Executive Director of Programs and Partnerships Margaret Weisbrod Morris Exhibitions Director Ben Ahlvers | Marketing Director/Graphic Designer Amy Albright | Director of Digital Media Marlo Angell | Artistic Director, Performing Arts Ric Averill | Dance School Assistant Colleen Brady | Development and Marketing Project Coordinator Ruth Dewitt | Performing Arts Coordinator Erika Gray | Development Director Heather Hoy | Events & Technical Coordinator Whintey Juneau |

Please join us this summer at the Lawrence Arts Center to dance, write, paint, act, make movies, and in other ways for short times transcend the usual contexts, try disequilibrium, and create something new.

Curator of Education Laurie McLane-Higginson


Office Manager Beth Murphy |

*and not just because art reduces truancy rates, raises S.A.T. scores, and catalyzes economic development

visiting & resident artists Artists in residence work at the Arts Center and teach in our studios all year. They bring a wealth of experience, enthusiasm, and skills to Lawrence. Visiting Artists come to Lawrence to write, direct, perform, choreograph, collaborate, and otherwise make new work for short periods of time. Thank you to these donors for their generous support of our Visiting and Resident Artist Program: Ellie LeCompte, Anne and David Hollond, Sarah Fayman, Lori Norwood and Doug Stull, the Thomas D. Galloway Family, Jan and Jack Gaumnitz, Sally Hare-Schriner and Dan Schriner, Nicole and Dan Sabatini, Jim Otten, DDS, and Kay and Tom Carmody, as well as many who joined in to “Raise the Paddle” at our 2013 Benefit Art Auction. Funding is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Artists in Residence 2013-14 John McCaughey, printmaker Kyla Strind, Anchorage, Alaska, ceramicist

Jeremy Kane, Alaska, ceramicist Alex Kipp, New York City, actor Breanna Pine, Los Angeles, actress Mark Rector, Chicago, actor John Waters, Baltimore, film director, Visiting Artists 2013-14 screen writer, actor Dan Anderson, Edwardsville, ceramicist Cima Katz, Lawrence, artist Jill Anderson, Omaha, actress Luke DuBois, New York City, visual artist, curator Shin hee Chin, Mcpherson, artist Nina Katchadourian, New York City, visual artist Alicia Kelly, Lawrence, artist Wayne Hawkins, Kansas City, jazz pianist Seth Golay, Kansas City, actor Tom Picasso, New York City, actor Anna Han, Arizona, pianist Katie Gilchrist, Kansas City Spencer Lott , New York City, puppeteer

Brad Schwieger, Athens, ceramicist Amy Kelly, Kansas City, actress Ry Kincaid, Kansas City, actor Sylvia Stoner-Hawkins, Kansas City, singer Paula Weber, Kansas City, choreographer Jenna Dannenberger, CT, choreographer Krystyna Hilding, Lawrence, choreographer Patrick Suzeau, Lawrence, performer Willie Lenior, Lawrence, master teacher Tobin James, Kansas City, master teacher Sean Duus, Kansas City, master teacher Michelle Hayes, Lawrence, master teacher

Lead Instructor and Studio Assistant Grace Peterson | Arts-Based Preschool and Early Childhood Education Director Linda Reimond Facility Maintenance Director Steve Richardson Exhibitions Assistant Jeremy Rockwell Studio Manager Kyla Strid | Board of Directors Dan Schriner, Chairman Brian Horsch Tom Carmody, Vice Chairman Sheryl Jacobs Larry Chance, Treasurer Tony Krsnich Jean Anderson Michel Loomis Tim Caboni Molly Murphy Matt Gilhousen Jim Otten Joan Golden Dru Sampson Diane Horning Evan Williams Emily Bowersock Hill National Advisory Board Rocco Landesman Judith Sabatini Mike MIchaelis Roger Shimomura Deanell Reece Tacha


education connect. invent. expand your world. The Lawrence Arts Center’s arts education program encourages students to think boldly and express themselves in an exciting place that supports learning. Students enhance skills in creativity, innovation, communication, flexibility, critical thinking and problem solving while building artistic skills. Instructors are professional teaching artists.

A rts - B ased E A R LY E D U C A T I O N

play. create. learn. ages 3 to 5


Jumpin’ June Fun Preschool Faculty Join in the Arts-Based Preschool’s creative adventures during the month of June. This class will offer creative art and play activities both indoors and outdoors. Snack provided. SU-AP-1: Mon, Wed, 6/2-6/25, 9:30AM12PM, $140 (126) SU-AP-2: Tues/Thurs, 6/3-6/26, 9:30AM12PM, $140 (126)


McDonald’s of Lawrence

Jazzy July Fun Preschool Faculty Join in or continue the Arts-Based Preschool’s creative adventures during the month of July. This class will offer creative art and play activities both indoors and outdoors. Snack provided. SU-AP-3: Mon, Wed, 6/30-7/23, 9:30AM12PM, $140 (126) SU-AP-4: Tues, Thurs, 7/1-7/24, 9:30AM12PM, $140 (126) Integrated Arts Preschool Faculty Experience a wide variety of indoor and outdoor creative activities that excite a love for learning and enjoyment of the arts. SU-API: Fridays, 6/6-7/25, 9:30AM11:30AM, $110 (99)

Coloring Outside the Lines

Linda Reimond Join us for some 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. Fun for the whole family! Include a sibling for $10/day. SU-APC-1: Fridays, 6/6-6/27, 9:30AM10:30AM, $60 (54) SU-APC-2: Fridays, 6/6-6/27, 10:45AM11:45AM, $60 (54) SU-APC-3: Fridays, 7/11-7/25, 9:30AM10:30AM, $45 (40.5) SU-APC-4: Fridays, 7/11-7/25, 10:45AM11:45AM, $45 (40.5)

ages 4-5

Play clothes a must!

The Breakfast Club

A rts - B ased PRESCHOOL 28 YEARS OF INSPIRING THE CHILDREN OF LAWRENCE—join us for year 29! The Lawrence Arts Center’s Arts-Based Preschool offers a creative approach to early education, learning reading, writing, science, and math for children ages 3 to 5. Music, sculpture, painting, drawing, and creative movement are integral to this award-winning program that provides social, motor, and creative experiences within a sound preschool curriculum. This caring, thoughtful early educational environment nurtures creative thinking, decision-making, imagination, and cultural awareness. Arts-Based Preschool is now enrolling for 2014-2015 school year. Children must be fully toilet trained. Children who turn 3 years of age in September or October can enroll in the Tuesday/Thursday morning preschool class if space is available. For more information, please contact Linda Reimond, Preschool Director, by phone at 785.843.2787, or email preschool@


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Megan Hay Young chefs-in-training will make a variety of delicious breakfasts every morning all week. Food preparation will also include some basic culinary skills like measuring, mixing, and cleaning up. Creative and YUMMY! SU-APK-1a: Mon-Thurs, 6/2-6/5, 9:30AM11:30AM, $72 ($64.80)

SmART Moves

Paige Comparato Combining creative movement, music, and stories students will share a week of active fun and imagination. SU-APK-2a: Mon-Thurs, 6/9-6/12, 9:30AM11:30AM, $72 ($64.80)

Construction Zone

Megan King Build with wood, fabric, and everything in between in this inventive class. 3-D art at its finest and guaranteed to broaden your imagination. SU-APK-3a: Mon-Thurs, 6/16-6/19, 9:30AM-11:30AM, $72 ($64.80)


Super Duper

Kim Rack SUPER size, SUPER messy, and SUPER heroes will be part of this week’s camp. SU-APK-4a: Mon-Thurs, 6/23-6/26, 9:30AM-11:30AM, $72 ($64.80)

Showtime with an Encore Becky O’Keefe Sing, dance and act out classic songs and stories with movement, dance, drama, and instruments. Students will make props, costumes, and instruments to support the process. SU-APK-5a: Mon-Thurs, 6/30-7/3, 9:30AM11:30AM, $72 ($64.80) The Artist Studio

Hollie Rice Students explore drawing, painting, printmaking and ceramics in this camp. Students focus on basic art principles such line, color, and shape. SU-APK-6a: Mon-Thurs, 7/7-7/10, 9:30AM11:30AM, $72 ($64.80)

Art Space: Where Art & Science Meet

Pat Pisani We will explore art, science, and nature and connect artistic concepts or materials with scientific principles. Students get a jump start on their understanding of science by putting creative thinking and problem solving skills to use while creating art. SU-APK-7a: Mon-Thurs, 7/14-7/17, 9:30AM-11:30AM, $72, ($64.80)

Let’s Stick Together

Kim Rack Inspired by “all things sticky” students will make art, build, and enjoy “hands-on sticky” activities. Imagine what can happen with sticky stuff like clay, tape, glue, bubbles, to name a few. We will create amazing art guaranteed to broaden your imagination. SU-APK-8a,Mon-Thurs, 7/21-7/24, 9:3011:30am, $72 ($64.80)


Play clothes a must! Ages 5-6 or just completed kindergarten

SmART Moves

Paige Comparato Combining creative movement, music, and stories students will share a week of active fun and imagination. SU-APK-1b: Mon-Thurs, 6/2-6/5, 1PM-3PM, $72 ($64.80)

art space summer camps

1st thru 5th grade

The Artist’s Studio

Hollie Rice Students explore drawing, painting, printmaking and ceramics in this camp. Students focus on basic art principles such line, color, and shape. SU-APK-2b: Mon-Thurs, 6/9-6/12, 1PM-3PM, $72 ($64.80)

Construction Zone

Megan King Build with wood, fabric, and everything in between in this inventive class. 3-D art at its finest and guaranteed to broaden your imagination. SU-APK-3b: Mon-Thurs, 6/16-6/19, 1PM3PM, $72 ($64.80)


Kim Rack SUPER size, SUPER messy, and SUPER heroes will be part of this week’s camp. SU-APK-4b: Mon-Thurs, 6/23-6/26, 1PM3PM, $72 ($64.80)

Summertime Chefs Megan Hay Each day student have a new food preparation experience involving summertime favorites. Students learn basic culinary skills like measuring, mixing, cleaning up, and creating artwork, too. Bon Appetite! SU-APK-5b: Mon-Thurs, 6/30-7/3, 1PM-3PM, $72 ($64.80) Showtime with an Encore

Becky Ford O’Keefe Our budding actors will sing, dance, and act out some of our favorite songs and stories with movement, dance, drama and instruments. Creating props, costumes, and instruments will enhance our singing and acting. Curtain Up! SU-APK-6b, Mon-Thurs,7/7-7/10, 1-3pm $72 ($64.80)

Art & Science: the Perfect Mix

Pat Pisani When we mix art and science we get a jump start on our understanding of both by putting our problem solving and creative thinking skills to work. That way we can connect artistic concepts and materials with scientific principles. SU-APK-7b: Mon-Thurs, 7/14-7/17, 1PM3PM, $72, ($64.80)

Sticky Business

Kim Rack This class covers all things sticky--like clay, glue, gloop, ubleck, to name a few. Students imagine, create art, build, and experience”hands-on” sticky stuff. SU-APK-8b, Mon-Thurs, 7/21-7/24, 1-3pm $72 ($64.80)

The Lawrence Arts Center leads the way in taking STEM to STEAM. In 2009, the White House and the United States Department of Education challenged the nation to find innovative, rigorous ways to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to youth. Acknowledging the vital role art has in teaching innovative and creative thinking, the Art Space program places the Lawrence Arts Center at the epicenter of the movement to add an “A” for “art,” turning STEM into STEAM. Art Space is the Arts Center’s integrated visual art and science program for students 1st -5th grades. Based on the idea that critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to innovate are essential skills in all educational environments, Arts Space is an inspired learning environment in which students try new things, test the limits of their imaginations, practice innovation, and build creative connections. Art Space summer camps focus on a key principle of art and connect art concepts with scientific concepts, under a cultural theme relevant to young people. Camps are team-taught and designed to balance experiences in visual art with performing arts. Scientists-in-residence work with instructors and students to connect art with scientific concepts in an atmosphere in which students apply creativity in a new context. Camps often incorporate visits by artists and STEM professionals. This integrated science and art curriculum meets national art education and science standards and was developed for the program through a grant from the Elizabeth Schultz Foundation of the Douglas County Community Foundation, Tradewind Energy, Enel Green Power, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and Target. Reading lists and classroom reference material provided by the Lawrence Public Library. All students should bring a healthy snack for mid-morning and the afternoon, and a sack lunch. No soda, please. Sessions are 9am-4pm, with a break for lunch at 12-1pm with Arts Center staff. class listings next page!

ten summer weeks of art space camps

1st thru 5th grade — explore. imagine. invent.

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robot ruckus

Grab the closest pith helmet & prime your Tarzan yell to swing into this summer’s rainforest & jungle extravaganza. Students focus on harmony and color creating in a variety of mediums including dioramas, Zentanlge leaf drawings and terrariums in art. In performing arts, students trek deep into the stories, music and cultures of the rainforest. Science this week connects the principles of harmony & color with the biodiversity, ecosystems and biomes.

Calling all future robot inventors: leave your remote controls at home, ‘cause this week is bionic! Students investigate movement and form through the subject of robots, androids and artificial intelligence. Science for the week covers human physiology, body systems and engineering.

that’s incredible! jedi academy organic mechanics This camp is the one place that marvelous supers, Space takes center stage in all things Star Wars this week. it is OK to play with your food. champions and Students focus on the artistic Actually,….it’s required. Art principles of color, form and space inspired by food, agriculture and heroes

Art principles: harmony, color Art mediums: drawing & painting, 3D sculpture Science concepts: biodiversity, ecosystems & biomes MORNING SESSION The Last Rainforest (art): Inspired by world cultures, famous films, works of art and artists, the jungle & rainforest offer an array of subjects for art in this class. Jungle Books (theater): Students explore classic and contemporary jungle themed fiction and non-fiction through dramatic play. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX111: Mon-Fri, 6/2-6/6, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX131: Mon-Fri, 6/2-6/6, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) AFTERNOON SESSION Hey, Hey We’re the Monkeys! (art): Using jungle and rainforest as both subject and material, students survey the diversity of animals, plants and cultures found in the world’s rainforests and jungles through art. Jungle Jives (movement): Students take a jungle safari tour exploring music and movement from around the world. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX112: Mon-Fri, 6/2-6/6, 1-4PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX132: Mon-Fri, 6/2-6/6, 1-4PM, $121 ($110)


Artistic principle: movement, form Artistic mediums: sculpture, 3D mixed media Science concepts: physiology, body systems, engineering MORNING SESSION Automatic Art (art): Students explore movement and form creating active, mobile sculptures, Rube Goldbergs, and “robot automata” The 6 Million Billion Dollar Man (theater): students develop and act out narratives about the intersection of robots, artificial intelligence and real life. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX211: Mon-Fri, 6/9-6/13, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX231: Mon-Fri, 6/9-6/13, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) AFTERNOON SESSION Robot Factory (art): Utilizing a variety of media, students create an array of robots of their own design. Sonic Bionic (movement): students explore robotic & technology-based music and movement. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX212: Mon-Fri, 6/9-6/13, 1-4PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX232: Mon-Fri, 6/9-6/13, 1-4PM, $121 ($110)

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Attention girls and boys: learn the extraordinary stories behind the well-known accounts of superheroes, champions and heroes from modernday Marvel & DC Comics to ancient Greece. Students will investigate how size, contrast and emphasis translates through visual art, creative movement, theater and science. Artistic principles: size, contrast, emphasis Artistic mediums: ceramics, drawing and Painting, 3d sculpture and installation Science concepts: Anatomy, the elements / perodic table, rocks and minerals MORNING SESSION: Champions Anonymous (art): Students build superhero and champion–themed sculptures in clay and mixed-media. Myths and Legends (theater): Students bring classic Marvelous characters to life through dramatic play (1st-2nd) SU-AYX311: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/20, 1PM-4PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX331: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/20, 1PM-4PM, $121 ($110) AFTERNOON SESSION: Build Your Own Super (art): Students develop their own superheroes in a variety of media. Dynamics Action (movement): Students learn how superheroes can boost their super “powers” through dance training and exercises. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX312: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/20, 1PM-4PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX332: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/20, 1PM-4PM, $121 ($110)

week 4

while creating Jedi gear in paper mache, costuming and mixed media sculpture. Students also dip their light sabers into character development and creative movement. In science, students discover the universe, stars, and outer space. Artistic principles: color, form & space Artistic mediums: sculpture, paper mache, textile arts - costumes Science concepts: stars, gravity dark matter & electromagnetic radiation MORNING SESSION Gearing–up Jedi (art): Students get their Jedi gear and tool kits ready for serious Jedi studies the way a real Jedi would… making it themselves! The Force Is With You: A Jedi Drama (theater)-Students bring Jedi characters to life in a space drama. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX411: Mon-Fri, 6/23-6/27, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX431: Mon-Fri, 6/23-6/27, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) AFTERNOON SESSION Space Station Dantooine (art): Students imagine and create everything they would need for space travel and for a stint on a rebel space station. Order of the Jedi Training Academy (movement): Younglings and Padawans train in gathering the force, using their light sabers, and saving the galaxy from the dark side. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX412: Mon-Fri, 6/23-6/27, 1-4PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX432: Mon-Fri, 6/23-6/27, 1-4PM, $121 ($110)

week 5

organic matter is the subject -and material- of this camp. Students explore color, form and texture as they follow these principles through visual & performing arts and science. In addition to teaching staff and resident scientist, the week includes a visiting chef, and may involve sudden acts of random popcorn.

Artistic principles: color, form, texture Artistic mediums: clay, sculpture, painting Science concepts: agriculture/ horticulture, biology/ botany MORNING SESSION Food for Thought (art): Students create food related art in painting, drawing and a variety of media, drawing inspiration from artists through the ages from Ai Wei Wei to Archiomboldo’s renaissance “food portraits”. Meatball Theater (theater): What do you call cheese that doesn’t belong to you? Nacho cheese! Students hone skills of “shaggy dog” tales, jokes, standup and improv comedy. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX511: Mon-Fri 6/30-7/3, 9AM-12PM, $99 ($90) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX531: Mon-Fri 6/30-7/3, 9AM-12PM AFTERNOON SESSION Pottery (art): students create food-related practical and sculptural ceramic art Flight of the Concord Grapes (dance): students jam-out with creative movement & music (1st-2nd) SU-AYX512: Mon-Fri 6/30-7/3, 1-4PM, $99 ($90) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX532: Mon-Fri 6/30-7/3, 1-4PM, $$99 ($90)

Green Power

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week 9

big blue planet

raiders of the lost art

box city, beijing

the fanstastic dr. who time scholastic traveler’s institute Calling all time ladies and time muppet lords: grab the nearest TARDIS fanatics workshop and head into a new dimension

Explore the big blue planet we call Earth, focusing on the ocean and underwater worlds. The concept of balance in both art and nature is in the spotlight this week. Science includes oceanography, the tides and lunar gravity, climate and conservation. Scuba gear not needed! Artistic Principles: harmony, contrast, shape& size Artistic Mediums: drawing and painting, printmaking, ceramics, character development & dramatic play Science concepts: tides and lunar gravity, pollution, oceanography MORNING SESSION Surfin’ Safari (art): Students create a marine- themed environments out of clay. Whale-Whoppers (theater): Students learn the narrative art of telling a tall tale, then invent and perform their own unbelievable whopper. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX611: Mon-Fri, 7/7-7/11, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX631: Mon-Fri, 7/7-7/11, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) AFTERNOON SESSION Gone Fishin’ (art): Students create fish prints & flags, and design unique marine “camoflage” collages. Surf’s Up! (movement): Students hit the beach exploring water, the deep sea and marine life through movement and ocean themed music. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX612: Mon-Fri, 7/7-7/11, 1-4PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX632: Mon-Fri, 7/7-7/11, 1-4PM, $121 ($110)

Students get their Indiana Jones on jumping into adventure and digging deep into the drama of ancient civilizations. The focus this week is on the principles of pattern, line and shape. Students learn how these concepts are used by archeologists and art historians. Snakes not included! Artistic Principle: pattern, line, shape Artistic Mediums: ceramics, drawing and painting Science concept: archeology, archeological dig MORNING SESSION Treasures, Trinkets and Artifacts (art): Students create pottery and ceramic sculpture. Raiders of the Lost Art (theater): Students develop and perform an Indiana Jones-themed short play. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX711: Mon-Fri, 7/14-7/18, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX731: Mon-Fri, 7/14-7/18, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) AFTERNOON SESSION Dig It! (art): Students experience the how-to’s of archeological digs by constrcuting a dig of their own. The Greatest Most Adventurous Adventure Ever (movement): Students choreograph a narrative dance about an adventure. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX712: Mon-Fri, 7/14-7/18, 1-14PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX712: Mon-Fri, 7/14-7/18, 1-14PM, $121 ($110)

While planning, designing, building and laying-in a kid-sized, comprehensive box metropolis, students build appreciation for the concept of shape, form and balance as they are applied in urban design as well as visual and performing art. The City is installed in the Lobby of the Arts Center, with a public opening on the last day of camp. Artistic principle: shape, form, balance Artistic mediums: sculpture and installation, storytelling, creative movement Science concepts: 3D models, civil engineering, globalization & hydro engineering MORNING SESSION Construction Zone (art): Working as a group with Guest Artist Juniper Tangpuz, students construct a life-sized city with mega-sized pieces of cardboard. Cardboard Confessions (theater): Students invent dialogues to narrate the story of Beijing Box City. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX811: Mon-Fri, 7/21-7/25, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX831: Mon-Fri, 7/21-7/25, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) AFTERNOON SESSION Building Beijing (art): With Guest Artist Juniper Tangpuz, students talk urban planning, design, and install Beijing Box City in our front gallery. Installation will be exhibited as a work in progress through the week. Traffic Jam (movement): Students create a dance inspired by traffic and the dynamics between atomic elements. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX812: Mon-Fri, 7/21-7/25, 1-4PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX832: Mon-Fri, 7/21-7/25, 1-4PM, $121 ($110)

Designed for Muppet enthusiasts, devotees and future puppet engineers. Students dive into all things puppet from simple & easy puppets to more complex characterizations inspired by The Muppets. Students focus on the principles of line, balance and emphasis as applied in visual & performing art and science while exploring the world of pupptery. Googly-eyes included. Artistic principles: line, balance, emphasis Artistic mediums: mixed media, scuplture, textiles Science concepts: physics, simple machines MORNING SESSION Puppet Mania (art): Students survey the world of puppets and create a variety of types, from simple to more complex, using a selection of techniques and materials. The Puppet Show (theater): Students put their puppets to use developing skits and improv comedy. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX911: Mon-Fri, 7/29-8/2, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX931: Mon-Fri, 7/29-8/2, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110)

week 10

at the LAC. Students will focus on geometry, time, and space across subjects. Artistic principles: line, form, pattern, rhythm Artistic mediums: drawing, printmaking, sculpture Science concepts: physics, time, space, geometry and the golden ratio MORNING SESSION TARDIS 101 (art): Students imagine time travel to design and create time traveling gear. Dr. Who-sical (theater): Students develop and perform their own original Dr. Who episode. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX1011: Mon-Fri, 8/4-8/8, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX1031: Mon-Fri, 8/4-8/8, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110) AFTERNOON SESSION: Galactic Gizmos and Gadgets: (art): Students invent and create essential equipment needed by time lords and ladies. Sonic screwdrivers included. Time Traveler’s Ball (movement): Students explore space and time in creative movement (1st-2nd) SU-AYX1012: Mon-Fri, 8/4-8/8, 1-4PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX1032: Mon-Fri, 8/4-8/8, 1-4PM, $121 ($110)

AFTERNOON SESSION Puppets Most Wanted (art): Students focus on creaating individualized, more developed puppet characters using a selection of techiniques and materials. Muppet Mambo (movement): Students focus on revealing character through movement and gesture. (1st-2nd) SU-AYX912, Mon-Fri, 7/29-8/2, 1-4PM, $121 ($110) (3rd-5th) SU-AYX932, Mon-Fri, 7/29-8/2, 1-4PM, $121 ($110)

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arts institutes 6th thru 12th grade

experiment. design. accomplish.

week 1

Beginning Potter

6th-12th Grade Jessica Conner This class will introduce students to the potter’s wheel and fundamental techniques for making pottery. Instructor will provide weekly demonstrations, lead discussions, and help with projects as well as developing skills on the wheel. SU-AYC21: Mon-Fri, 6/2-6/6, 1PM-4PM, $143 ($130)

Face Off: Creating Characters through Makeup Design

6th-8th Grade Trish Neuteboom Explore the world of stage makeup. Students will experiment with different techniques including animals, scars and wounds, and looking really, really, old. At the end of the week students will apply and present a character that will astound your family. SU-AYT24: Mon-Fri, 6/2-6/6, 9AM-12PM, $127 ($116)

Metals: Distinctive Design

6th-12th Grade Dan Dakotas Students will discover the basics of metalwork, then design and create finished works to express their personality using metal as a medium. SU-AYJ72: Mon-Fri, 6/2-6/6, 1PM-4PM, $143 ($130)

Narrative Filmmaking

6th- 12th Grade Juli Pitzer Learn digital storytelling fundamentals such as cinematography, shot composition and post production by writing, shooting and editing a short film. SU-AYL32: Mon-Fri, 6/2-6/6, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110)

week 2

Handbuilding with Clay

6th-12th Grade Kim Brook Students will be introduced to basic building techniques through pinch pots, coiling, and slab construction, then transition into more advanced forming and surface decoration techniques. Intermediate and advanced students are also welcome to participate. SU-AYC12: Mon-Fri, 6/9-6/13, 1PM-4PM, $143 ($130)


Imagination & Drawing: Think & Draw Inventively

9th-12th Grade Pat Nemchock For students who like anime, science fiction, or to simply draw from the imagination, and for those who you have a hard time thinking of what to do, or how to do it. The class will learn a variety of “inventive drawing techniques” that students will use to inspire drawings that reflect each student’s individual interests. Class includes wide variety of media to engage a variety of interests. SU-AYD29C: Mon-Fri, 6/9-6/13, 1PM-5PM, $193 ($175)

Realism A: Draw Everything

9th-12th Grade Carolyn Berry, Pat Nemchock The only prerequisite for this class is a desire to build expertise at drawing from what you see. The class will spend time on drawing exercises that will develop skills, and more importantly, confidence in drawing ability. By the end of the week, students will draw a self portrait and create an interesting, fully rendered color still life. SU-AYD29A: Mon-Fri, 6/9-6/13, 8:30AM12:30PM, $193 ($175)

Realism B: Boosting Observational Skills

9th-12th Grade Carolyn Berry, Pat Nemchock For students who have some drawing experience, but desire to improve their confidence in drawing realistically. The class will sharpen observational skills by rendering a self-portrait in pastels, and working from a clothed model to create strong figurative work. SU-AYD29B: Mon-Fri, 6/9-6/13, 8:30AM12:30PM, $193 ($175)

Lego & Toy Animation

6th - 8th grade Juli Pitzer Make Lego and other toy figures come to life through stop motion animation techniques, from photographing to video editing. SU-AYL92: Mon-Fri, 6/9-6/13, 9AM-12PM, $121 ($110)

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week 3

Darkroom Photography

6th-8th Grade Ann Dean Explore art photography in this fun, informative class for young photographers. Students will take pictures and learn the basics of 35mm photography including composition and how the camera works, and will develop and print their own film in the darkroom. Students should bring a 35mm film camera and 2 rolls of TMAX 400 black-and-white film, available at Jayhawk Bookstore or Wolfe’s Camera in Topeka. Cameras available for loan for the duration of class. SU-AYH26: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/20, 1PM-4PM, $143 ($130)

Handbuilding with Clay

6th-12th Grade Amy Lenharth Students will be introduced to basic building techniques through pinch pots, coiling, and slab construction, then transition into more advanced forming and surface decoration techniques. Intermediate and advanced students are also welcome to participate. SU-AYC12: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/20, 1PM-4PM, $143 ($130)

Experimental Drawing & Painting 9th-12th Grade Pat Nemchock For students who are interested in improving their techniques in order to express meaning in drawings/paintings. The class draw upon art history as a springboard for this exploration. Over the course of a week students will create three to five art pieces using a variety of drawing and painting materials. SU-AYD29E: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/20, 1PM-5PM, $193 ($175)

Painting: Gaining Confidence

9th-12th Grade Carolyn Berry, Pat Nemchock For students who have taken drawing but haven’t learned how to paint, or have limited painting experience. With the focus creating many paintings using a variety of techniques, students will gain skill and painting technique. Tempera, acrylic and oil painting techniques will be taught. The class will cover both figurative and still life paintings. SU-AYD29D: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/20, 8:30PM12:30PM, $193 ($175)

Animation Foundation

6th-8th Grade Richard Varney Learn the basic fundamentals of digital animation, storyboards, animatics, sound editing, scene editing, and production. Flip Boom Cartoon animation software will be introduced as well as other digital software applications in the production of basic animation. SU-AYL74: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/20, 9AM-12PM, $127 ($116)

Animation with Illustrator & Photoshop

9th-12th Grade Carolyn Berry Learn how to create original animated cartoon characters using Adobe Ilustrator and Photoshop. Basic caricature drawing, Illustrator and Photoshop skills will be covered. SU-AYL63: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/20, 1PM-4PM, $127 ($116)

week 4

Beginning Potter

6th-12th Grade Kim Brook This class will introduce students to the potter’s wheel and fundamental techniques for making pottery. Instructor will provide demonstrations, and help with projects as well as developing skills on the wheel. SU-AYC41: Mon-Fri, 6/23-6/27, 9AM-12PM, $154 ($140)

Ceramic 3-D Tiles

6th-12th Grade Sarita Mahinay Learn to create a three dimensional image coming off of a flat surface. Tiles will be designed to hang on a wall or to sit in a garden. SU-AYC66: Mon-Fri, 6/23-6/27, 1PM-4PM, $154 ($140)

Darkroom Photography

9th-12th Grade Ann Dean Explore art photography in this fun, informative class for young photographers. Students will take pictures and learn the basics of 35mm photography including composition and how the camera works, and will develop and print their own film in the darkroom. Students should bring a 35mm film camera and 2 rolls of TMAX 400 black-and-white film, available at Jayhawk Bookstore or Wolfe’s Camera in Topeka. Cameras available for loan for the duration of class. SU-AYH49: Mon-Fri, 6/23-6/27, 1PM-4PM, $154 ($140)

Fiber Arts

6th-12th Grade Jessica Conner Students will work with textiles to create sculptural forms, clothing, and pillows. SU-AYP54: Mon-Fri, 6/23-6/27, 1PM-4PM, $154 ($140)

Silkscreen & Digital Printmaking 9th-12th Grade John McCaughey This course explores different techniques and application of screen-printing with an emphasis on digital processes and design applications to create imagery. SU-AYR031: Mon-Fri, 6/23-6/27, 1PM-4PM, $165 ($150)

week 5

Beginning Potter

6th-12th Grade Amy Lenharth This class will introduce students to the potter’s wheel and fundamental techniques for making pottery. Instructor will provide weekly demonstrations, lead discussions, and help with projects as well as developing skills on the wheel. SU-AYC66: Mon-Fri, 6/30-7/3, 1PM-4PM, $154 ($140)

Face Off: Creating Characters through Makeup Design

6th-12th Grade Cheryl Weaver Explore the world of stage makeup. Students will experiment with different techniques including animals, scars and wounds, and looking really, really, old. At the end of the week students will apply and present a character that will astound your family. SU-AYT24: Mon-Fri, 6/30-7/3, 1PM-4PM, $127 ($116)

week 6

Beginning Potter

6th-12th Grade Jessica Conner Students will learn basic hand building techniques through pinch pots, coiling and slab construction and transition into more advanced forming and surface decoration techniques. For beginning to intermediate students. SU-AYC26: Mon-Fri, 7/7-7/11, 1PM-4PM, $154 ($140)

Face Off: Creating Characters through Makeup Design

6th-8th Grade Trish Neuteboom Explore the world of stage makeup. Students will experiment with different techniques including animals, scars and wounds, and looking really, really, old. At the end of the week students will apply and present a character that will astound your family. SU-AYT24: Mon-Fri, 7/7-7/11, 9AM-12PM, $127 ($116)

Abstraction in 2-D Media

6th-12th Grade Sarita Mahinay Students will create abstract works of art by finding lines and shapes in their surroundings as well as objects. Each student will work with watercolor, charcoal, and collage to create a series of images that explore abstraction. SU-AYP013: Mon-Fri, 7/7-7/11, 1AM-4PM, $176 ($160)

Downtown Documentary

6th-8th Grade Ann Dean Photograph cultural treasures in the area around the arts center. Document historic downtown Lawrence, the warehouse arts district, the site of Langston Hughes childhood home, quirky architectural elements and brick street patterns and more. You will need your own digital camera with memory card, all skill levels are welcome. SU-AYL038: Mon-Fri, 7/7-7/11, 1PM-4PM, $127 ($116)

Beginning Printmaking 6th-12th Grade John McCaughey Learn the foundations of relief print, etching, collagraph, and monoprint techniques. SU-AYR012: Mon-Fri, 7/7-7/11, 1PM-4PM, $165 ($150)

Interpretive Drawing & Painting:Expression

6th-12th Grade Amy Lenharth Create a variety of surfaces for several types of tiles: simple geometric, sculpted high relief, carved, and textured. Finished work can be either functional or sculptural. SU-AYC66: Mon-Fri, 7/14-7/18, 1PM-4PM, $154 ($140)

9th-12th Grade Pat Nemchock Expressionism is an early 20th century style of art that is charged with an emotional and spiritual vision of the world. The Expressionist spirit embodies a form of expression that offers an avenue to explore the artists’ inner landscape of the heart and mind. The class will use art history as the backdrop for a week that will enlighten students on methods for creating this personal and energized art form. SU-AYD29G: Mon-Fri, 7/21-7/25, 1PM-5PM, $193 ($175)


Life Drawing

week 7 Ceramic Tiles

6th-12th Grade Joel Pollock Students will discover the basics of metalwork, then design and create finished works to express their personality using metal as a medium. SU-AYJ72: Mon-Fri, 7/14-7/18, 1PM-4PM, $154 ($140)

week 8

Beginning Potter

6th-12th Grade Jessica Conner This class will introduce students to the potter’s wheel and fundamental techniques for making pottery. Instructor will provide weekly demonstrations, lead discussions, and help with projects as well as developing skills on the wheel. SU-AYC66: Mon-Fri, 7/21-7/25, 1PM-4PM, $154 ($140)

9th-12th Grade Pat Nemchock Learning to draw the figure from life is immensely important in an art student’s growth as an artist. This class welcomes all students new to life drawing, as well as expereinced figurative students. The only prerequisite is a desire to draw the female model from life. All supplies included. SU-AYD29F: Mon-Fri, 7/21-7/25, 8:30PM12:30PM, $193 ($175)

Metals: Distinctive Design

6th-12th Grade Dan Dakotas Students will discover the basics of metalwork, then design and create finished works to express their personality using metal as a medium. SU-AYJ72: Mon-Fri, 7/21-7/25, 1PM-4PM, $154 ($140)

Digital Arts Camp

9th-12th Grade Robbin Loomas A computer becomes your canvas! This camp will explore photo art and digital painting through a variety of software programs and tools, including Photoshop and Corel Painter, Wacom pens, and tablets. SU-AYL26: Mon-Fri, 7/21-7/25, 1PM-4PM, $127 ($116)

week 9

Downtown Documentary

9th-12th grade Ann Dean Photograph cultural treasures in the area around the arts center. Document historic downtown Lawrence, the warehouse arts district, the site of Langston Hughes childhood home, quirky architectural elements and brick street patterns and more. You will need your own digital camera with memory card, all skill levels are welcome. SU-AYL040: Mon-Fri, 7/28-8/1, 1PM-4PM, $127 ($116)

Face Off: Creating Characters through Makeup Design

6th-8th Grade Cheryl Weaver Explore the world of stage makeup. Students will experiment with different techniques including animals, scars and wounds, and looking really, really, old. At the end of the week students will apply and present a character that will astound your family. SU-AYT24: Mon-Fri, 7/28-8/1, 1PM-4PM, $127 ($116)

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adult arts

available to students 14 and older

envision. connect. energize. The Lawrence Arts Center faculty offers private lessons. Meeting times are arranged on an hourly basis and are to be arranged by teacher and student. Choose from our highly qualified staff listed under disciplines below.


Animals and Pots

Handbuilding Kim Brook Students learn basic hand building techniques such as pinch pots, coiling and slab construction then transition into more advanced forming and surface decoration techniques. For beginning to intermediate students. SU-AAC011: Sat, 6/7-8/23, 1:30-3:30PM, $165 ($150)

Kyla Strid This class focuses on bringing animal imagery and vessel making together. Narrative surfaces to zoomorphic forms; this class is not about making things cute, it’s about making things a bit on the wild side. Experience wheel throwing and hand building is needed. SU-AAC151 Wed, 6/4- 7/23, 5-7pm, $160 ($144)

1st Time Potter Jessica Conner,

Ceramic Surface Design Kyla Strid

Neil Goss, Kim Brook This class teaches throwing on the wheel. Weekly demonstrations focus on understanding the fundamentals of clay and gradually developing skills on the wheel. Students learn to make cylinders, bowls, plates, cups and altered forms. Glazing and surface decoration will also be taught. SU-AAC012: Jessica: Tues, 6/3-8/19, 5-7PM, $165 ($150) SU-AAC017: Neil: Wed, 6/4-8/20, 7:309:30PM, $165 ($150) SU-AAC016: Kim: Sat, 6/7-8/23, 10:30AM12:30PM, $165 ($150)

Returning Potter

Neil Goss, Kim Brook Refine your technique achieve new goals. The class will review the basics, then incorporate more advanced work such as creating lidded vessels, pulled handles, and assembling separate components. SU-AAC023: Neil: Mon, 6/2-8/18, 7PM-9PM, $165 ($150) SU-AAC023: Kim: Tues, 6/3-8/19, 7:30-9:30PM, $165 ($150)


Explore the wild and wonderful world of ceramic surface techniques! Students will be encouraged to develop layered surfaces by using multiple methods on wet, bisque, and glaze-fired work. Slip trailing, stenciling, stamping, staining with oxides, Mishima, sgrafitto, shellac resist, decaling, china painting and other image transfer techniques will be demonstrated. Experience with clay is recommended, potters and sculptors welcome. SU-AAC141: Thurs, 5-7pm, 6/5- 7/24, $160 ($144)

Private Ceramics Sessions

To learn more visit www.lawrenceartscenter. org. $35 hour, minimum 1 hour. 9AM-9PM Hollie Rice: SU-AACHR: 5/1-8/31 Jessica Conner: SU-AACJC: 5/1-8/31 Kim Brook: SU-AACKB: 5/1-8/31 Kyla Strid: SU-AACKS: 5/1-8/31 Neil Goss: SU-AACNG: 5/1-8/31 Ben Ahlvers: SU-AACBA: 5/1-8/31

Ceramics Revolution Hollie Rice

This class focuses on fresh, new and exciting approaches to ceramic sculpture and functional art. All skill levels are welcome. The only requirement is an openness to clay and a willingness to experiment with new ideas in ceramics. SU-AAC024: Thur, 6/5-8/21, 7-9PM, $165 ($150)


digital media & photography Intro to Photoshop Workshop

Robbin Loomas Just bought Photoshop and have no idea what to do? Or thinking about buying and want to know what it can do for you? Come learn what is possible and get started in the right direction. SU-AAL022: Tues/Thur, 6/3-6/5, 7-9PM, $55 ($50)

Photoshop & Scrapbooking

Robbin Loomas Learn how to use Photoshop tools to create exciting scrapbooks. Combine images and add text and effects. SU-AAL042: Tues/Thur, 7/1-7/3, 7-9PM, $55 ($50)

Photoshop & the Portrait

Robbin Loomas Learn the basics of portrait retouching. We’ll practice techniques for how to make people look good without going overboard. SU-AAL052: Sat, 6/14-6/14, 12-4PM, $55 ($50)

Digital Painting: Intro to Corel Painter

Robbin Loomas Corel Painter is a software program that allows you to paint with a computer and Wacom stylus. You can create paintings from blank canvas using a variety of mediums such as oil, watercolor, pastels and chalk or transform a photograph into a painting. SU-AAL032: Tues/Thur, 6/24-6/26, 7-9PM, $55 ($50)

Wordpress 1, 2, 3 Marlo Angell

Learn the basics of by developing your own blog or website. Learn how to create posts and pages, explore themes, customize your menus, add widgets and add media such as photos and video to create a web presence. SU-AAL027: Thur, 7/10-7/17, 6-8PM, $55 ($50)

iPhonography Robbin Loomas

The iPhone has a great camera. Learn how to make the most of it by taking photos in class and using apps to process those images. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password and be prepared to buy and download a few inexpensive apps. SU-AAL036: Sat, 7/19-7/19, 12-4PM, $55 ($50)

Art & the iPad Robbin Loomas The iPad is an amazing creative tool for the digital artist. Learn how to draw and paint directly on the iPad and create amazing art from existing photos. Be sure you have your Apple ID and password and be prepared to buy and download a few inexpensive apps. SU-AAL062: Tues/Thur, 7/29-7/31, 7-9PM, $55 ($50) Intro to Digital Photography

Ann Dean Take better pictures, develop your photographic technique and learn more about your digital camera. In this beginning class students will explore basic camera functions, composition, light and exposure through weekly assignments and slide lectures. Bring your camera and flash drive to class. SU-AAL011: Mon, 6/2-7/21, 7-9PM, $143 ($130)

Intermediate Digital Photography

Ann Dean This class is for the more experienced photographer who already understands the basic concepts of the camera and composition. Finetune your skills and become more comfortable with creative manual exposure modes. Bring a digital camera and flash drive to class for weekly assignments. A tripod, multiple lenses and external flash recommended but not required. SU-AAL021: Wed, 7/2-7/30, 7-9PM, $99 ($90)

Darkroom Photography

Jason Romanishin Learn fundamentals of darkroom photography from processing film to developing prints. Increase knowledge using various darkroom techniques including multiple exposures, solarization, photograms, reversals, and toning. Bring a manually adjustable 35mm single lens reflex camera and provide your own film and paper. Chemicals are supplied and access to lab outside of class is available. Cameras also available for loan. SU-AAH014: Thurs, 6/5-8/21, 7-9PM, $165 ($150)

Private Photography Sessions

To learn more visit www.lawrenceartscenter. org. $35 hour, minimum 1 hour. 9AM-9PM Ann Dean: SU-AAHAD: 5/1-8/31 Jason Romanishin: SU-AAHJR: 5/1-8/31 Marlo Angell: SU-AAHMA: 5/1-8/31

Private Digital Media Sessions

To learn more visit www.lawrenceartscenter. org. $35 hour, minimum 1 hour. 9AM-9PM Robbin Loomas: SU-AALRL: 5/1-8/31 Ann Dean: SU-AALAD: 5/1-8/31

drawing and painting Beginning Drawing John McCaughey This class is for adults new or returning to drawing. This class will focus on skills to train the eye and hand to transfer imagery from the real world to the page. In-class activities offer techniques that pay attention to each student’s area of strength and struggle. This class is open to beginners as well as all levels of experience. SU-AAD017: Wed, 6/4-7/24, 5-6:30PM, $154 ($140) Life Drawing and Anatomy for Jeff Ridgway the Artist

Students learn to draw the human figure working from a live model. Instructor will focus on developing skill in a variety of drawing media. Open to all levels. Students will need to purchase basic drawing supplies. Must be at least 18 to enroll. No photographic devices allowed. SU-AAD024: Thurs, 6/5-8/21, 7-10PM, $264 ($240)

Open Model

Jeff Ridgway You will have the opportunity to draw from the model each week using your choice of media. The models will do quick gesture poses at the beginning of each session and then a longer pose for the group. This class is not for beginners. Enrollees must provide their own art supplies. Must be 18 to enroll. Photographic devices not allowed. Students who enroll in Life Drawing receive a 50% discount on Open Model class. SU-AAD117: Sun, 6/1-8/17, 1-3PM, $220 ($200)

Introduction to Painting

Jason Romanishin Learn the basics of painting from composition and color theory to paint application, and build familiarity with the medium of paint. The first day of class will address terms and needed materials and a look at the current exhibitions. SU-AAP012: Tues, 6/3-8/19, 7:30-9:30PM, $176 ($160)

Oil Painting

Kaylyn Munro This class will introduce the basics of painting with oil paints. Working at first with a still life setup, students will learn about the basic tools, chemistry, and control of the paint with fundamental exercises that are of value to beginning and experienced artists alike. In the second half of the course students learn how to creatively use photographs of their choice as reference for developing paintings incorporating lessons in composition, focus and color. Basic supplies will be provided. SU-AAP023: Mon, 6/2-8/18, 7-9PM, $165 ($150)


John Hulsey Learn the watercolor secrets of the pros from nationally recognized award-winning professional artist John Hulsey, whose work has been featured in Watercolor, American Artist and International Artist magazines. Mr. Hulsey has been painting and teaching watercolor for over 30 years, and he will show you how to master the simple but essential techniques which can lift your work up to a new level. Beginners and advanced students are welcome. Bring sample of current work to first class, along with all painting supplies and tools. SU-AAP037: Wed, 6/4-7/9, 7-9PM, $176 ($160)

Private Painting Sessions

Advanced Encaustic: Exploring Surface & Depth for Painting

Gina Adams In this two day workshop you will learn advanced Painting and Sculptural To learn techniques using the Encaustic Process and materials. Do you already more visit have experience working in encaustic but would like guidance on improvwww.lawing the layers and content of your paintings? This is class designed for renceartscenthose who have some knowledge of the Encaustic process and wish to $35 develop their technique further. Encaustic process on layering, collage, hour, minimum and 2d relief will be covered, and for those whose knowledge is not 1 hour. 9AM-9PM as advanced basic concepts and safety will be covered as well. A Kaylyn Munro: SUfull supply list will be sent to participants one month before the AADKM: 5/1-8/31 workshop begins. Lora Jost: SU-AADLJ: SU-AAP068: Sat/Sun, 5/17-5/18, 9AM-5PM, $330 5/1-8/31 ($300) Carolyn Berry: SU-AAPCB: 5/1-8/31

jewelr y and metals Beginning Metalsmithing Joel Pollock Learn basic metal working techniques to saw, texture, color, rivet and solder small scale metal projects. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. Bring your ideas and the instructor will provide technical guidance and inspiration. SU-AAJ012: Thurs, 6/5-8/21, 6-8PM, $176 ($160) Jewelry Design Rachael Sudlow

Working in copper, brass, and sterling silver, students will explore fundamental techniques such as sawing, filing, drilling, soldering, forming, and stone setting. This class will focus on skills to create basic jewelry pieces. Materials will be available for purchase. SU-AAJ0112: Wed, 6/4-8/20, 7-9PM, $190 ($171)

Metals Open Studio Rachael Sudlow

Finish up a project from your last class, or continue to explore jewelry making and metalsmithing in the metals studio. You must have prior metals experience to enroll. Equipment and tools will be available but students must supply their own materials. SU-AAJ110: Wed, 6/4-8/20, 5-7PM, $209 ($190)

Beginning Enameling Herb Friedson

In this class you will learn the basic techniques of enamel on copper using glass powder, glass threads, glass beads and experimental techniques. No experience with enameling is required to take this class. SU-AAJ132: Tues, 6/3-7/8, 5:30-8PM, $203 ($185)

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Herb Friedson Learn the fundamentals of enameling in this one day intensive workshop. Students will learn the process of design and application of translucent pigment made from powdered class to create a beautiful one of a kind bowl. No experience is necessary to take this class. All materials included. SU-AAJ036: Sat, 6/7-6/7, 12AM-5PM, $78, ($70.20)

Stained Glass Open Studio

Shanna Wagner This is for people that have experience in stained glass. Bring your own supplies and work on a project of your choice. SU-AAJ046: Sat, 7/5-8/23, 9-11AM, $176 ($160

printmaking and book arts Intro to Bookbinding

Liza MacKinnon Learn fundamental book binding techniques to create beautiful hand bound journals, sketchbooks, and artist books. Students will complete multiple samples of various pamphlet, accordion, Coptic, long stitch and stab bindings in traditional Eastern and Western binding methods. The class will finish with the construction of custom display boxes to house each collection. In addition to their finished products, students take home comprehensive hand-illustrated instructions for each technique. SU-AAR072: Wed, 6/4-7/23, 7-9PM, $165 ($150)

Experimental Print Media

John McCaughey This experimental class will merge painting, printmaking, and collage. Participants will engage in the techniques demonstrated by the instructor which include monotypes/ prints, collographs, collage, and etching. All experience levels will enjoy these accessible approaches to art making. SU-AAR075: Mon, 6/2-7/21, 7:30PM-9:30PM, $165 ($150)

Screen & Digital Print

John McCaughey Screen-printing, or serigraphy, is an accessible approach to image-making made famous by Andy Warhol. This course explores different techniques and application of screen-printing with an emphasis on digital processes and design applications to create dynamic imagery. Open to beginners as well as experienced screen printers. SU-AAR032: Tues, 6/3-7/22, 5-7PM, $165 ($150)


Tim O’Brien If you like the written word and making images, this class gives you a chance to combine the two. Tim O’Brien will teach how to design, set and print type to create stationery, business cards and broadsheets, or the student’s own project. Basic supplies included. SU-AAR044: Thurs, 6/5-7/24, 7:30PM9:30PM, $165 ($150)

Private Printmaking Sessions

To learn more visit www.lawrenceartscenter. org. $35 hour, minimum 1 hour. 9AM-9PM John McCaughey: SU-AARJM: 5/1-8/31, Tim O’Brien: SU-AARTB: 5/1-8/31

writing Writing Your Life Story

Helen Swan Using a flexible outline, students will write segments of their life story. In addition, we will engage in class discussions and lectures on the art of authoring an autobiography. Each week students will write an assignment then share it in class in a supportive environment. No prior experience necessary. SU-AAW021: Mon, 6/2-7/21, 6PM-7:30PM, $121 ($110)


Marlo Angell Learn and explore fundamentals such as character, dialogue, and plot structure of screenwriting in a workshop setting. Bring an existing idea or create a new one, write actively at home, and get to work on the tour de force you’ve always meant to write. SU-AAW025: Wed, 6/4-7/30, 7PM-9PM, $121 ($110)

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school of dance the summer school of dance at the Lawrence Arts Center welcomes you!

This summer, the School of Dance has expanded opportunities for beginners, dance-lovers and serious dance students to provide a unique summer experience for all ages and interest levels. This summer features:

preschool dance All young children’s classes are designed to introduce dance through movement exploration that respects each child’s age and ability. The goals are to improve motor skills, self-control and encourage the confidence in movement within a playful environment. Classes prepare children for the study of ballet, modern dance, sports and other physical activities. Enroll in age appropriate classes.

Preschool Dance I

(age 3-4) Donna Jo Harkrider SU-CDYPD16: Sat, 6/7-7/26, 9AM-9:45AM, $92, ($82.80)

the School of Dance at the Arts Center offers:


• the Guest Exploration Series, six-weeks of guest master teachers covering everything from ballet to flamenco to modern for the community at large • the Summer Ballet and Dance Intensives for grades 2nd through college, a competitively structured program to provide the 21st century dancer a strong foundation in technique and diverse training through various dance forms and techniques • preschool and 1st thru 5th grade weekly dance camps, weekly themed camps that focus on developing creativity, confidence, and expression though dance • enriched four-day workshops for actors and tappers • weekly summer classes as well as open classes for children, college students, and adults • a School of Dance community performance production of Ride Riding Hood Preschool Dance II

(age 3.5 - 4.5) Donna Jo Harkrider SU-CDYPD26: Sat, 6/7-7/26, 9:50AM-10:35AM, $92, ($82.80)

Preschool Dance III

(age 4 - 5) Donna Jo Harkrider SU-CDYPD36: Sat, 6/7-7/26, 10:40AM11:25AM, $92, ($82.80)

youth and adult ballet Kinder Ballet

(Kindergarten) Donna Jo Harkrider Students are introduced to simple ballet movements, learn the basic elements of dance, and participate in storytelling using movement. SU-CDYKB16: Sat, 6/77/26, 11:30AM12:15PM, $92, ($82.80)

Comprehensive technical training based on the major disciplines of dance: ballet, modern dance, jazz, and tap.

Superior instruction that builds the knowledge, strength, flexibility and coordination appropriate for each discipline. Exploration & enrichment programs throughout the year develops dancers as thinking artists. Guest artists, master classes and intensive workshops to broaden understanding and awareness of the larger world of dance. Unique performance opportunities that offer age- and training-appropriate stage experiences.


open classes: appropriate for all ages who meet the technical level of the class, unless otherwise notated, and allow the option of drop-ins using a “class card” as an alternative to tuition. class cards can be purchased at the front desk and used only for Adult, Open, and Fitness classes. To get the best price on classes, consider becoming a Member and receiving 10% off tuition or enrolling in multiple classes.



Want to try a class? First one is on us! E-mail or call the front desk for more information.

Beginning-Intermediate Ballet

(1st Grade+ and Ballet I-Ballet IV or equivalent) Shannon Pickett, Cynthia Crews, Paige Comparato SU-CDYIB2: Tues, 6/3-7/29, 4:30PM-6PM, $135, ($121.50)

Beginning-Intermediate Ballet

(3rd Grade+ Ballet II-Ballet V or equivalent) Shannon Pickett, Cynthia Crews, Paige Comparato SU-CDYIB4: Paige, Thurs, 6/5-7/31, 5:30PM7PM, $135, ($121.50) (open class)

Intermediate-Advanced Ballet

(6th Grade+ and Ballet V-VII or equivalent) Jerel Hilding, Cynthia Crews, Shannon Pickett, Melissa Dockum This class is for all ages and backgrounds that meet the technical skill level. Pointe shoes are optional.(open class) SU-CDYAB1: Mon, 6/2-7/28, 5PM-6:30PM, $135, ($121.50) SU-CDYAB4: Thurs, 6/5-7/31, 4:30PM-6PM, $135, ($121.50) SU-CDYAB6: Sat, 5/1-8/31, 10AM-11:30AM, $120, ($108)

Intermediate-Advance Pointe

To enroll in this class, dancers must also be enrolled in Saturday’s Inter/Adv Ballet Class and be placed by instructor. Students will be placed on his/her first class. WI-CDYAP6: Sat, 6/7-7/26, 11:30AM-12PM, $56, ($50.40)

Adult Ballet I Shannon Pickett,

Cynthia Crews, Paige Comparato Donna Jo Harkrider SU-CDAB14: Thurs, 6/5-7/31, 6:30PM-7:45PM, $117, ($105.30) (open class)

Adult Ballet II

Shannon Pickett, Cynthia Crews, Paige Comparato SU-CDAB22: Tues, 6/3-7/29, 7PM8:30PM, $135, ($121.50) (open class)

youth and adult modern Modern

Donna Jo (9th Grade +) Harkrider This class will explore modern techniques, elements and concepts pioneered by Graham, Limón, and Horton. Keeping a rich connection to American dance history, this class is for all backgrounds and experience levels. SU-CDAIM2: Monday, 6/2-7/28, 6:30PM7:30PM, $99, ($89.10) (open class)

youth and adult tap/jazz Jazz/Tap Combo

Donna Jo (Beginner Ages 5-9) Harkrider This class will cover the essential elements in both Jazz and Tap dance and encourage a life-long love of day. It’s the perfect combo for any dancer. Parents, consider taking the 80’s Jazz Fitness class while your little one is dancing next door. SU-CDYJT6: Sat, 6/7-7/26, 12:15PM-1:15PM, $88, ($79.20)

Intermediate/Advance Tap

(All Ages. Level Tap III or equivalent) Donna Jo Harkrider Intermediate/Advance students practice tap skills in lessons focused on learning rhythmic tap sequences and on identifying rhythmic patterns, structures, syncopation, counterpoint, as well as call and response. SU-CDYAT4: Thurs, 6/5-7/31, 7PM-8PM, $99, ($89.10)

Intermediate /Advanced Jazz

(All ages that meet technique level II/III or equivalent) Donna Jo Harkrider Come and dance to the beat! This class will journey through the popular jazz standards to current day combinations. Take this class to leap, turn, and express yourself. SU-CDYAJ3: Thurs, 6/5-7/31, 6PM-7PM, $88, ($79.20) (open class)

Tap! (Adult) Donna Jo Harkrider Come take this up-beat class and make your own sounds. From Fred Astaire to Savion Glover, this class will cover a wide range of rhythm. This class is open to all talent levels. SU-CDAT12: Tues, 6/3-7/29, 6PM-7PM, $99, ($89.10) (open class)

fitness and well-being

Stretch and Tone

Feel great all day. Stretch and Tone focuses on Yoga-based stretching and strengthening exercises that center your body and get your blood flowing. Intermediate to advanced level class. SU-CDWBC16: Sat, 6/7-7/26, 9AM-10AM, $88, ($79.20) (open class)

Morning Salutations ( Yoga/Pilates)

This class will focus on core strength, range of motion, and balance in an encouraging environment. Come in comfortable clothes and bring your mat! Suitable for all ages and levels. SU-CDWBC13: Wed, 6/4-7/30, 5PM-6PM, $99, ($89.10) (open class)

This class is designed to prepare your body and mind for the rest of the day. Focusing on core, body awareness, and energy, this class will help you feel great throughout the day. CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE LARGE GALLERY! SU-CDWBS12: Tues, 6/2-7/29, 9AM-10AM, $99, ($89.10) (open class) SU-CDWBS14: Thurs, 6/5-7/31, 9AM-10AM, $99, ($89.10) (open class)

80’s Jazz Fitness

social dance

Motion and Strength

If you remember the 80’s, this class is for you. Come prepared to work up a sweat dancing to the best of the 80’s. What you wear is up to you, but be sure to bring a towel. Enroll your children in Kinder Ballet and Combo Jazz/Tap and take this class at the same time. SU-CDWBJ6: Sat, 6/7-7/26, 12PM-1PM, $88, ($79.20)

Ballroom Blue Barrand, Christie Curtis Learn the basic ballroom dances from this delightful, award-winning father/daughter team so that you and your partner can dance together confidently. Includes ballroom (foxtrot, swing, waltz) and/or Latin dances. SU-DAS14: Thurs, 6/5-7/24, 7:45PM-8:45PM, $108, ($97.20)

auditions Carmine Ballere Scholarship

April 19 2014, 2:30-4:00

Established in 1997, this scholarship is awarded to those students who have demonstrated excellence and commitment in dance. Encouraging the study of ballet and supporting life-long devotion to dance, this scholarship covers the costs of four ballet and pointe classes per week and all production and participation fees during the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 semesters. The awardees will be required to serve as teacher’s assistants for one preschool/Kinder class per week. They must currently be enrolled in Ballet IV-VII to audition.

Lawrence Ballet Theatre 2014-2015

June 28, 1:15-3pm

The Arts Center’s pre-professional advanced ballet company selects members by an annual audition. Members are expected to meet requirements set by the artistic director. Throughout the season, they participate in special workshops and master classes, work with professional guest choreographers, perform in their own concert, and attend the Mid-States Regional Ballet Association Festival. Dancers must currently be 12 years of age or older and in Ballet level IV or higher to audition.

summer family dance theater production Red Riding Hood Paige Comparato, Shannon Pickett, Cynthia Crews Looking for a great way to end your summer dance experience? Join us as we retell the popular fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood through dance and music. Don’t miss out on this summer dance performance opportunity! FOR DANCERS AGE 6 AND UP—FAMILIES ENCOURAGED! SU-DYX345: Mon-Fri, 7/21-8/2, 9AM-12PM, $120, ($108)

dance workshops all ages

Dance for Musical Theater: Make the Audition!

Dreaming of Broadway, but still working on becoming a triple-threat? This class will teach you what it takes! Each day begins with ballet and ends with a jazz class featuring classic combinations from a popular Broadway musical. Bring your new moves and skills to the mock-audition held on the last day. All experience levels are welcome: dancers and non-dancers alike! SU-DYW03: Mon-Thurs, 6/23-6/26, 5PM-7PM, $75, ($67.5)

Happy Feet! Tap Workshop

TAP and STOMP to the beat of your own drum. This workshop is for tap lovers of all ages and will feature non-stop rhythms. All experience levels are welcome: dancers and non-dancers alike! Beginner-Intermediate SU-DYW04: Mon-Thurs, 6/30-7/3, 5PM-6PM, $50, ($45) Intermediate-Advanced SU-DYW05: Mon-Thurs, 6/30-7/3, 6PM-7PM, $50, ($45)

d a n c e c a m p s f o r l i t t l e m o ve r s Where the Wild Things Are

Inspired by Maurice Sendak’s classic book, dancers explore the wilderness of their imaginations in this adventurous class. Young dancers will explore how emotions are expressed through dance. (Ages 3-4) SU-DYPS1: Mon-Fri, 6/2-6/6, 9-10AM, $60, ($54) (Ages 4-6) SU-DYPS12: Mon-Fri, 6/2-6/6, 9-10AM, $60, ($54)

dance intensives dancers age 9+ and level II or higher Summer Dance Intensive

(Ages 9-13 and level II,III, IV or equivalent) This intensive is designed to nourish and train developing dancers through a diverse set of classes. Each day, dancers will focus on cultivating technique and movement in traditional ballet, and receive training in a variety of styles such as modern, jazz, music appreciation, hair and make-up for performance, yoga, Pilates, and cultural dance. Dancers will be divided into appropriate technique levels and perform in a final day demonstration at 1pm. SU-DYW01: Mon-Fri, 6/9-6/13, 9AM-2PM, $300, ($270 if enrolled by May 17th)

Summer Dance and Choreography Intensive

(Ages 12-19 and levels IV,V,VI,VII or equivalent) This intensive is aimed to stretch and develop maturing dancers in a pre-professional environment. Each day dancers will begin with ballet technique and be challenged through various styles including pointe, variations, modern, jazz, yoga, Pilates, and cultural dance through a diverse set of classes, while working and learning from professional choreographers. Dancers will be divided into appropriate technique levels and will perform on the final day on the main stage at 1pm. Dancers interested in creating dances, sign up for the additional Choreography Elective Class! SU-DYW02: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/27, 9AM-3PM, $600, ($540 if enrolled by May 17th)

Choreography Elective

Whether they’re tumbling acrobats, jumping clowns, or clapping lion-tamers, young dancers will have the opportunity to run away with the circus in this jaw-dropping fun class. (Ages 3-4) SU-DYPS3: Mon-Fri, 6/9-6/13, 9-10AM, $60, ($54) (Ages 4-6) SU-DYPS32: Mon-Fri, 6/9-6/13, 9-10AM, $60, ($54)

A unique and important component of the Summer Dance and Choreography Intensive, this class is designed to give students the opportunity to research movement, create phrases, and express a concept in a positive environment. Students who demonstrate excellence will be invited to present their choreography during the final show on June 27. SU-CDYCE135: Mon-Fri (no class on Tuesdays & Thursdays), 6/16-6/25, 3PM-4PM, $45, ($40.5)


guest artist exploration series

At the Circus!

Back by popular demand! Dance in the ring of fairies and learn about the world of fairies. This dance camp is designed to let young dancers delve into fairyland while developing confidence in moving and dance. (Ages 3-4) SU-DYPS4: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/20, 9-10AM, $60, ($54) (Ages 4-6) SU-DYPS42: Mon-Fri, 6/16-6/20, 9-10AM, $60, ($54)

Castle in the Sky

Based on the animated film by Hayao Miyazaki, young dancers dance in the clouds of their own cities and live in the castles of their dreams. Be it dragons or princesses, floating trees or skyscrapers, they will create the environment in which they will fly! (Ages 3-4) SU-DYPS2: Mon-Fri, 6/23-6/27, 9-10AM, $60, ($54) (Ages 4-5) SU-DYPS22: Mon-Fri, 6/23-6/27, 9-10AM, $60, ($54)

Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!

What will you discover walking down the yellow brick road? In this class young dancers explore how to imitate their favorite animals through dance. A perfect class for every little munchkin! (Ages 3-4) SU-DYPS5: Mon-Thurs, 6/30-7/3, 9-10AM, $48, ($43.20) (Ages 4-6) SU-DYPS52: Mon-Thurs, 6/30-7/3, 9-10AM, $48, ($43.20)

dance! dance! dance! camps! grades 1-5, all experience levels welcome Dance! Dance! Groove!

This week-long camp is a wonderful way for students to establish fundamentals in dance while getting their groove on! Each day dancers will work on ballet technique as well as jazz combinations. Dancers will have a blast building upon choreography all week and showing off their moves on the last day. (1st-2nd) SU-DYS17: Mon-Fri, 7/7-7/11, 9-12PM, $120, ($108) (3rd-5th) SU-DYS37: Mon-Fri, 7/7-7/11, 9-12PM, $120, ($108)

Dance! Dance! Create!

Dancers will incorporate ballet and modern each day in this week-long camp designed to train and inspire. Dancers will explore choreography, creating a piece through a collective choreographic process which will be performed on the final day. (1st-2nd) SU-DYS27: Mon-Fri, 7/14-7/18, 9-12PM, $120, ($108) (3rd-5th) SU-DYS57: Mon-Fri, 7/14-7/18, 9-12PM, $120, ($108)

adults and dancer’s ages 12+ The Lawrence Arts Center’s School of Dance is proud to host this six part series of master classes with renowned guest artists. This series is designed to inspire and enrich the dance community at large. Open to adults, college students, and dancer’s ages 12+. Find out more about the guest teachers and classes online.

Ballet Master Class with Sean Duus

(Kansas City Ballet School) SU-CDMS31: Wed, 6/4-6/4, 6PM-7:30PM, $15, ($13.5)

Flamenco Master Class with Michelle Hayes (Kansas University Dance Professor and Chair) SU-CDMS32: Wed, 6/11-6/11, 6PM-7:30PM, $15, ($13.5)

Modern/Graham Master Class with Tobin James (Störling Dance Theater Associate Artistic Director) SU-CDMS33: Wed, 6/18-6/18, 6PM-7:30PM, $15, ($13.5)

Jazz Master Class with Willie Lenoir

(Kansas Universality Dance Lecturer) SU-CDMS34: Wed, 6/25-6/25, 6PM-7:30PM, $15, ($13.5)

Modern/Horton Master Class with Gary Abbot

(UMKC Modern Assit. Prof. & Co Funder of Deeply Rooted) SU-CDMS35: Wed, 7/2-7/2, 6PM-7:30PM, $15, ($13.5)

Intermediate/Advance Ballet Master Class with Krystyna Hilding (Kansas University Dance Lecturer) SU-CDMS36: Wed, 7/9-7/9, 6PM-7:30PM, $15, ($13.5)

performing arts Story Slam

Real stories, live & uncensored. Second Friday of every month. Stories told live. Extraordinary, witty, suspenseful: whatever yarns you have, spin them. This is a don’t-miss occasion to hear and share whoppers, MOTH–style, the second Friday of each month. Raconteurs step up to the mic to bring laughs, tears, surprise, amazement, and the occasional awkward moment. All are welcome, bring a tale to tell on the theme for the evening, or just come to eavesdrop. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults, 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout. Donations encouraged! April 11 • Fresh May 9 • Grand Slam Event (the best of the y ear’s story tellers) Story Slammers: Story Slam is on hiatus during the summer months of June and July……. to allow Slammers ample time to get themselves into situations that generate a year’s worth of new stories to tell. Have a great summer & see you in August!

Peter Pan

Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Lyrics by Eric Svejcar B ook & Additional Lyrics by David Zellnik • Based on the play by J.M. Barrie & the 1953 Disney film Directed by Ric Averill • Music Direction by Patricia Ahern Guaranteed to enthrall audiences of any age, the Disney film classic meets the stage as a rollicking live musical highlighting the adventures of the Darling children, Wendy, Michael and John and their escapades in Never-Never land guided by the precocious and magical Peter Pan, a little boy who never grew up. Pirates, Fairies, Lost Boys, Indians and mermaids join the Darling children on their journey learning to believe.

June 12 | 7 pm June 13 | 7 pm June 14 | 3 pm & 7 pm

Lawrence Ballet Theatre

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Directed by Ryan Kathman One of Shakespeare’s great comedies, Twelfth Night follows the exploits of the shipwrecked Viola and her path to love and happiness. A brilliant comedy featuring jealousy, mistaken Identity, cross-dressing and all the comic mishaps, misunderstandings, fights, duels and unexpectedly happy outcomes typical of Shakespeare. By the end, everyone gets their just desserts, including the audience who leaves happy and full of wisdom about of the madness of love.

April 4 and 5 | 7:30pm

June 19 | 7:30 pm June 20 | 7:30 pm June 21 | 7:30 pm June 22 | 3:00 pm

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tickets $10 adults | $7.50 seniors | $5.00 students Artistic Director, Cynthia Crews Annual production starring the Art Center’s pre-professional ballet company, the Lawrence Ballet Theatre, with the original choreographies of Jenna Dannenberger, Hanan C. Misko, Paula Weber, Krystyna Hilding, and Cynthia Crews. In addition to these current creations is the beautifully haunting restaging of Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides set to the music of Frederic Chopin.

End of Year School of Dance Showcase & Gala May 10 | 11am/2pm/7pm May 17 | 11am/2pm Showcases:

all tickets $6

The Hobbit By Edward Mast, Adapted from J.R.R. Tolkein’s novel Directed by Ellen Moore, Guest Director from New York The stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein’s classic following the tale of Bilbo Baggins, a conservative hobbit who reluctantly sets out with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure from the dragon Smaug, winning the hearts of hobbits and humans alike. July 17 | 7 pm July 18 | 7 pm July 19 | 3 pm & 7 pm

Monty Python’s Spamalot Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle • From the Original Screenplay Monty Python and the Holy Grail Directed by Will Averill • Musical Direction by Mary Baker • Orchestra Conducted by Ric Averill Lovingly ripped off from the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that riffs the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Diverting a bit from the true story, this hilarious musical features such oddities as a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchmen, the Knights that say “Ni” and killer rabbits. Rollicking silliness for the audience and cast alike. July 24 | 7:30 pm July 25 | 7:30 pm July 26 | 7:30 pm July 27 | 3 pm tickets for all shows: $10 adults | $7.50 seniors/students

The End-of-Year Dance Showcases are a crucial component of the dance curriculum to demonstrate the progress of each class. These unique performances highlight the focus, hard work and dedication taking place in the School of Dance throughout the year.

Red Riding Hood

Directed and Produced by Paige Comparato , Shannon Pickett, and Cynthia Crews

August 2 | 3 pm and 7 pm August 3 | 2 pm

tickets $7 Adults and $5 Student/Child Trek over the river and through the woods with Little Red Riding Hood as she dances her fateful journey. On the way to Grandmother’s house, unlucky Little Red contends with townspeople, forest animals, a field of daffodils, a noble huntsman, and of course, the sly Wolf who changes all of her plans.

GALA: May 17 | 7pm tickets $12 adult | $10 senior | $8 child The Dance Gala features select performances by students in the School of Dance, highlighted classes, special performances by the Lawrence Ballet Theatre, professional guest-artists, and our graduating senior dancers. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR LAWRENCE BALLET THEATRE, EMERGENCE AND SCHOOL OF DANCE GALA PROVIDED BY

Teresa Mulinazzi Kempf, CFP Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Dr. John Hay, DDS



summer youth theater

AUDITIONS May 4 | CALLBACKS May 4, 5 & 6

Summer Youth Theater is a performance-based theater arts program for youth grades 3 thru 12. Professional directors, choreographers, musicians and theater technicians observe Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National Theater Education Standards while working with kids to produce high quality shows performed for enthusiastic, often sold out audiences. Most importantly, SYT kids have fun, make new friends, and create memories to last a lifetime! Auditions: Prepared audition is expected. There will be simultaneous time slots for both the 3rd–8th and 8th–12th grade programs. Call the Arts Center, 785.843.2787 to sign up for a one hour time slot in advance: 2-3 PM, 3-4 PM or 4-5 PM. Auditionees will audition as a group in their chosen hour time slot. All students auditioning for the musicals Peter Pan and Spamalot should prepare a monologue of 1 minute or less and 16 bars of a musical theater, classical or popular song. Accompanist will be provided (please bring music). All students auditioning for The Hobbit and Twelfth Night should prepare a monologue of 1 minute or less. Students auditioning for Twelfth Night may use a Shakespeare monologue. Callbacks: All students who audition will be called back.

Callbacks for non-musicals: Twelfth Night and The Hobbit will be held beginning promptly at 6:30PM on Sunday, May 4. All who auditioned are called back so plan on a long Sunday. Auditions will end by 9:30 PM.

junior players (3rd thru 8th grade)

june Disney’s Peter Pan

july The Hobbit

Directed by Ric Averill Music Direction by Patricia Ahern

Directed by Ellen Anthony Moore

Fly into summer with SYT’s rollicking version of Disney’s classic tale. All who audition will be cast. Neverland adventures await, be you a Pirate, Fairy, Lost Boy, Indian, Mermaid or, of course, the unforgettable Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Crocodile or the Darling children visiting them.

Travel with SYT to the charming and mysterious world of Middle Earth. Students cloak themselves in performances of J.R.R. Tolkein’s unforgettable characters; Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Wizard, Thorin Oakenshield, dwarfs, Gollum, Goblins, elves and, of course, the dragon Smaug. Roles for all who audition.

Rehearsals: May 27–June 14, Mon-Fri, 1-5PM Performances June 12–14

Rehearsals: June 30–July 19, Mon-Fri, 1-5 PM Performances: July 17–19

SU-TYPP: Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr., Fee: $250 ($225) $450 for students who participate both months of SYT

SU-TYHOB: The Hobbit, fee: $250 ($225) $450 for students who participate both months of SYT


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Callbacks for musicals: Callbacks for Spamalot and Peter Pan will begin at 4 PM on Monday, May 5 and end by 9:30 PM. All students who audition for these musicals should attend callbacks.

Tuesday, May 6, will be held for possible callbacks for the musicals. Students will be notified if they are expected for an additional callback.

senior players (8th thru 12th grade)

june Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Directed by Ryan Kathman Once again, SYT showcases the sheer delight of Shakespeare on the LAC stage. From a shipwreck to mistaken identities, one of Shakespeare’s most charming comedies comes to life, starring some of the Bard’s most sensational roles for women, a parade of inspiring leading characters, charming support roles featuring music, parties, and even some gender-bending disguises. Rehearsals: May 27–Jun 22, Mon-Thurs, 3-10 PM, Fri 3-6 PM Performances: June 19–22 SU-TWELFTH: Twelfth Night, $300 ($270) $550 for students who participate in both months of SYT

july Monty Python’s Spamalot Directed by Will Averill Musical Direction by Mary Baker Orchestra Conducted by Ric Averill Madcap, absurd and eternally silly, Monty Python’s archetypal British humor comes to life on the Lawrence Arts Center stage. This pursuit of the Holy Grail features plenty of cross-dressing and a plethora of roles for male and female actors in equal measure from King Arthur and Patsy, his horse; Sir Lancelot and the Lady of the Lake; Sirs Bedevere & Galahad, Minstrels, Not Dead Fred and everyone’s favorite taunting Frenchmen. There are roles aplenty for all who audition in this delightful ensemble production. Rehearsals: June 30–July 27, Mon-Thurs, 3-10 PM, Fri 3-6 PM Performances: July 24-27 SU-TMONTY: Monty Python’s Spamalot, $300 ($270) $550 for students who participate in both months of SYT

syt audition workshops summer youth theater audition workshops for 3rd thru 8th graders Dance for Musical Theater: Make the Audition!

Dreaming of being on Broadway, but still working on becoming a triple-threat…this class will teach you what it takes! Each day begins with ballet technique and ends with a jazz class featuring classic combinations from a popular Broadway musical. Bring your new moves and skills to the mockaudition held on the last day. All experience levels are welcome: dancers and non-dancers alike! SU-DYW03: Mon-Thurs, 6/236/26, 5-7PM, $75, ($67.50)

Screen to Stage Classics MidSpring MidSummer Comedy Larry Mitchell, Ric Averill,

Amanda Clark, Hanan Misko Explore popular songs and stories that have made the transition from screen to stage, such as the Lion King, Peter Pan, Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. This workshop prepares students to select a monologue and audition song for SYT’s Peter Pan. SP-TCSYT1: Sat, Mar 29, 1:004:00PM, $30, ($27); $20 for each additional workshop.

Ric Averill Practice scenes and prepare a comedy monologue from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Use your monologue for auditions, or to impress your friends! SP-TYSYT2: Sat, Apr 5, 1:004:00PM, fee: $30, ($27), $20 for each additional workshop.

A Terrible Tragedy

Amanda Clark, Larry Mitchell Is love dangerous? It might be, but this workshop is not. Students explore Romeo and Juliet, rehearsing and reading scenes and eventually preparing a classic Shakespeare tragic monologue. SP-TCSYT3: Sat, Apr 19, 1:004:00PM, $30, ($27), $20 for each additional workshop.


summer youth theater audition workshops for 8th thru 12th graders Musical Theater Mayhem Kip Niven, Patricia Ahern, Hanan Misko Sing and dance your way onto stage! Build your audition notebook by exploring several monologues and audition songs. Students will leave with material for college or SYT auditions. SP-TYSYT1: Sat, Mar 29, 1:004:00PM, $30, ($27), $20 for each additional workshop.

Comic Shake Up with the Bard Jeanne Averill,

Don Schawang Feeling shaky about how to audition for a Shakespearean comedy? Prepare a comedy monologue for this summer’s SYT comedy. All students will leave with a comic monologue for auditions…or to impress your Saturday night date! SP-TYSYT2: Sat, Apr 5, 1:00PM4:00PM, $30, ($27), $20 for each additional workshop.

Bring It On Amanda Clark, Larry Mitchell, Hanan Misko Preparing for “The British Invasion”? Learn how to do it right in this final SYT audition workshop. Students should bring both song and monologue for development, encouragement and final prep SYT audition. SP-TCSYT4: Sat, Apr 26, 1:004:00PM, $30, ($27), $20 for each prior additional workshop.

To Be Ready or Not To Be

Jeanne Averill, Don Schawang Depressed about how to audition for a Shakespearean tragedy? Discover the key to the Bard’s tragic monologues in this workshop. Students will explore key famous and lesser known passages from Shakespeare’s tragedies and will select one for the upcoming SYT or college audition. SP-TYSYT3: Sat, April 19, 1:004:00pm, fee: $30, ($27), $20 for each additional workshop.

technical theater (3rd – 12th grade) The technical track of Summer Youth Theater focuses on making SYT productions happen from behind the scenes. Students build, paint, learn sound, lights, props, stage management and run both the junior and senior player performances as crews and crew chiefs. Schedules will run concurrent with afternoon rehearsals (see facing page), and performances the third week and afternoon/evening rehearsals and performances the fourth week of each month.Discounted enrollment fee of $350 for both months for tech theater students who participate in all four shows.

june SYT technical theater

july SYT technical theater

Peter Pan / Twelfth Night

The Hobbit / Spamalot

SU-TCJUNE: May 27–June 6, 9:30 AM–1 PM (first two weeks, no class Memorial Day), Monday-Friday; then June 9-14 Peter Pan rehearsals TBA and performance times; and finally June 16-22 Twelfth Night rehearsals TBA and performance times; $200 ($180)

SU-TCJULY: June 30-July 11, 9:30 AM – 1 PM (first two weeks), Monday-Friday; then July 14-19 The Hobbit rehearsals TBA and performance times; and finally July 21-27 Spamalot rehearsals TBA and performance times; $200 ($180)

5 Minutes till Places

Jeanne Averill, Ric Averill, Hanan Misko, Kip Niven Preparing for “The British Invasion”? Learn how to do it right in this final SYT audition workshop. Students should bring both song and monologue for development, encouragement and final prep for SYT auditions. SP-TYSYT4: Sat, Apr 26, 1:00PM4:00PM, $30, ($27), $20 for each prior additional workshop.

Saturday • September 13 • 2014


EDUCATION PROGRAM FALL BENEFIT DINNER Save the date for this relaxing, delicious event that raises funds for Lawrence Arts Center scholarships!

No Contracts Convenient class times Online Reservation System

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June 25 • 26 • 27 • 28 • 29 Plan to enjoy entertaining new independent films, innovative new outdoor art installations and performance events, live music, and thought-provoking discussions about art, film, and ideas throughout downtown and along the 9th Street corridor in the Lawrence Cultural District for the Lawrence Arts Center’s Free State Festival this summer, June 25 through 29, 2014!


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Outdoor digital art installations and public projections will be displayed in surprising places and unexpected ways after dark throughout downtown and east on 9th Street. Adults and children alike are sure to be delighted by these creative summer light shows.


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Partnering with the Lawrence Arts Center, the University of Kansas will curate a series of talks, panels and inventive presentations on new, fresh, interesting and innovative ideas on diverse topics. Film screeenings, concerts, children’s activities, and special ideas events will be held at the Arts Center and select downtown venues. Check the website for tickets, schedules and venues!

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Partnerships with area organizations such as the Lawrence Public Library, Wild West Film Fest, Women of Lawrence Film (WOLF), music venues and food vendors will infuse the festival with vitality, community spirit and local color. Innovative educational opportunities in digital media and film will be offered to area youth organizations such as Van Go, Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence.


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas offers enrichment short courses and special events specially developed for folks 50 and better at 32 sites in 18 cities across Kansas and Greater Kansas City. No tests. No homework. No pressure. It’s learning just for the joy of it. To receive the Osher Institute’s catalog, locate courses near you, or for more information, call toll free 877-404-5823 or visit



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April 14 – April 20

May 16 – Jul 5

Influenced by James BridIe’s definition of the “New Aesthetic,”McCaughey’s work explores the intersection where the digital world merges with the actual environment. Finding beauty in the discarded, juxtaposing old with the new, and blurring lines between organic and manmade, this exhibition spotlights the aesthetic place where physical and digital meet.

final fridays On the last Friday of every month, hundreds of people stream in and out of galleries, restaurants, bars and coffee shops in pursuit of art and music.





INISIGHT art talk May 29, 7pm


Reception May 23, 7-9pm


May 23-June 22


The annual USD 497 Public School show features works selected by public school art teachers of K-12 students from across Lawrence. Showcasing a cross section of the diverse, excellent visual arts programing in Lawrence public schools, this exhibit spotlights the value of arts learning and the importance of fine arts programs in public education. Viewed consecutively after the Lawrence Arts Center Arts-based Preschool Exhibition, the exhibit is an enlightening window into the trajectory of artistic development and creative growth happening everyday in Lawrence.

NOT compatible: new works by john paul mccaughey, 2013-14 printmaking artist in residence

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Final Friday Reception April 25, 5-7pm

This exhibition features five artists working to capture the unknown through abstracted natural forms in the medium of drawing. The group’s work questions the roots of perception and the observable universe, attempting to unravel reality through the act of drawing. While their processes range from obsessively analytical to the purely expressive, these five artists oscillate between clarity and chaos, using the medium of drawing as a source of inquiry into matter, consciousness, and energy.

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April 23 – May 8

Participating artists: David Mazure, Greg Fuqua, Basil El Halwagy, Doug Russell, Sara Schneckloth


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Reception May 30, 5-9pm

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This exhibit features works from preschool students at the Lawrence Arts Center. Illuminating the roots of imagination through fearless creativity, this exhibit offers a rare and inspiring glimpse of the origin of ingenuity and inspiration. The Arts-Based Preschool curriculum allows students the opportunity to work with professional artists, actors, dancers, and musicians; attend performances; and create in the ceramics studio. Through rich and varied experiences with the arts in combination with a sound preschool education, creative confidence and innovative skills are clear in the work of these very young students.

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INSIGHT art talk June 30, 7pm Borrowed from the bees and inspired by daily experiences in a life of travel, Strid’s work features the places, people, plants, books, conversations, foods, or insects encountered in her changing environments. Translating quiet moments and backyard treasures into the forms and surfaces of pots, her work parallels the waggle dance of bees, translating and communicating sources found along a wandering path of life.

tall grass. deep water. An exhibition by Chris Wolf Edmonds and Pam Sullivan July 11 – August 23 Reception July 25, 5-9pm

LACES: an exhibition of work by lawrence arts center educational staff July 25th -August 27th, Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania Street Reception July 25, 5-9pm Featuring the artwork of over 45 staff and faculty of the Lawrence Arts Center. A multiplicity of work that includes ceramics, drawing and painting, handmade books, jewelry, photos, prints, sculpture, and film & digital media. The impressive collection embodies the diversity of experience, perspective and aesthetics present in the faculty and staff at the Lawrence Arts Center. THANK YOU TO THE WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS CREATIVE OBSERVER EXHIBITION SPONSORS

INSIGHT art talk July 17, 7pm Edmonds and Sullivan share a love of nature and creative visual poetry through color, texture, fabric, stitching, paint, and print. This exhibition features the newest fiber works from both artists and a variety of techniques and mediums.

I N S I G H T art talks This lecture series brings visiting and exhibiting artists to the podium to talk about their work, and opens dialogue between artist and viewer. INSIGHT Art Talks bring a deeper understanding of works on display in the galleries throughout the year. Check website for scheduled talks. All talks start at 7pm, cash bar available!

John McCaughey | May 29 Kyla Strid | June 30 Chris Wolf Edmonds and Pam Sullivan | July 17


34th Annual

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O riginal artwork from over 150 artists


steven spooner THURSday, APRIL 10 | 7pm | $15/$12 A piano recital like no other! Steven Spooner has prepared not one, but seven entirely different programs. The audience will be asked to vote, via cell phone, for the program of their choice. Options will include some of the world’s most beautiful piano music!


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TUESday, APRIL 15 | 8pm (doors open at 7pm | $40 2014 featured artist The Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction serves as the primary funding source for the Exhibitions Program at the Lawrence Arts Center and features approximately 150 original artworks generously donated by local and national artists. This is an exellent opportunity to purchase original art and support exhibitions at the Arts Center. Silent auction begins March 14 live auction April 12 Doors open, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin 5:30 pm Live auction begins 7:30 pm Reserve tickets online or call 785.843.2787 $40 in advance ($50 at the door) Enter drawing to win $5,000 bidding credit (suggested donation $100) MA JOR BENEFIT AUCTION SPONSORS

Welsh violist, pianist, composer, and singer John Cale’s singular career began in contemporary classical music, where he was mentored by Aaron Copland and worked with John Cage and minimalists Terry Riley and La Monte Young in the 60s. He co-founded the influential band Velvet Underground along with Lou Reed. In addition to his recordings with the Velvet Underground, Cale has released numerous solo albums, including last year’s album, Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood. Cale has produced seminal recordings including the Stooges 1969 debut, Patti Smith’s Horses (1975), Squeeze’s 1978 debut, and albums by Happy Mondays, Alejandro Escovedo, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Jesus Lizard, Jonathan Richman, among many others. He has recently collaborated with LCD Soundsystem, Danger Mouse, Laurel Halo and others.

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pre-parade painting & final fridays street party Friday, May 31 | 5 to 9pm

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY James Otten DDS Advanced Aesthetic & Restorative Care F r e e S t at e B r e w i n g C o m pa n y • B i e m e r ’ s B B Q • C h e c k e r s B i t t e r s w e e t GAR D EN & F L ORA L • B o u l e v a r d B REWING

Grab your friends & family, bring your car, bikes, skateboards or whatever & decorate it for the parade. Paint and dance to live music, and hang out on a spring night with everyone else. The Lawrence Arts Center provides cool cardboard cars for the kids to paint, come early as they run out quickly. Street pARTiers can also view other custom show vehicles from all over the United States in town for the parade. Kick off the summer celebrating creativity and honoring the human spirit with a sense of humor. Or, just hang out and have some good, clean fun on wheels.

community supported art

ArtShares, Lawrence Artwork Pick-up Party May 24, 2014 | 1pm

The inaugural ArtShares, Lawrence is an art subscription service for locally produced art. The program, like many others around the world, offers a reasonably priced way to support artists and receive limited edition contemporary art. Much like Community Supported Agriculture, in which shareholders invest in a local farm and receive a monthly payout of fruits and vegetables, ArtShares asks shareholders to invest in original art. Four artists receive commissions to create works of art for the program. Thirty “shares” will be made available to the public for $300 each. Shareholders will receive three limited edition works of art and two tickets to a performance at the Lawrence Arts Center. Investors receive their shares at an exclusive Artwork Pick-Up Party in May, 2014 where artists and patrons connect. All art is limited edition for 2014 ArtShares, Lawrence. 2014 ArtShares, Lawrence Artists include Stephen Johnson, Kristen Morland, Dave Van Hee, and Lawrence Arts Center ceramics artist-in-residence Kyla Strid. Lawrence ArtShares can be purchased at the Lawrence Arts Center in person or by phone.


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directed by Alison Christy April 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 2014 William Inge Memorial Theatre

music & lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman, book by Will Holt

directed by John Staniunas April 25, 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4, 2014 Crafton-Preyer Theatre

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summer 2014 classes • performances • events • exhibits