The Lawrence Art Center is a small building where big things are happening. Located on Franklin Road just north of Pendleton Pike, the Lawrence Art Center offers classes for all age groups, special events and a summer camp for area residents.
Featured classes include weekly Mommy and Me art classes, a Friday morning drawing class, and Saturday ceramics classes (held at Lawrence North High School). Class prices are on a per-class basis, making it a flexible option for busy families. It’s easy to register for individual classes on the website. Felting classes are offered seasonally by local sculptor, Gary Schmitt.
The Lawrence Art Center also hosts a Poetry night the fourth Tuesday of every month, as well as a musical jam session on the first Friday of every month. Area hobbyists and professionals come together on these nights to share their talents and socialize.
The summer of 2013 was the inaugural summer for the Lawrence Art Center summer camp. The one week camp was so well received that for 2014, five weeks of camp will be offered. The camp will take place at the Fortune Academy, and each will revolve around a particular theme. Campers will learn about various types of art by visiting artists, and have plenty of opportunities to create.
Assorted pieces of art are on display, including a large sculpture called “Bending Blue Notes” by Lawrence Township teacher, Brad Holmes. The art center sponsors exhibits exhibitions at various locations around the city. The Lawrence Art Center fills a vital community need for artistic expression and education. The center is open daily from 9am – 5pm. Stop by to see the space for yourself, and to learn more about this important organization.