Lumberyard Arts Center Classes & Registration Required Events

Pre-registration is required for all classes unless otherwise indicated. Register online by clicking the link below each class listing and filling out the short registration form. After completing the online form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006. 

Summer Music Camp 2018 


Contact Coordinator Wendy Conover for questions: 785-594-3186 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Xtream Gingerbread House Party

Hosted by: Arlena McLaren 

Date: Saturday, December 1

Time: 3 sessions (choose one): 11am-12pm; or 1-2pm; or 3-4pm

Age: Children and teens; Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult

Class fee: $15  FREE, thanks to our sponsors Xtream powered by Mediacom!

You must pre-register to attend. Limited spots available. 

Who knew art could taste this good? Each participant will create their own house for decoration or dessert. All supplies included. All ages welcome, but children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are encouraged to display their completed houses in the Lumberyard classrooms during the evening’s Festival of Lights events. Thanks to sponsor Mediacom, this year's event is free to kids and teens, but you must pre-register to claim a spot. 

About the teacher: Arlena McLaren has been creating and designing for over 25 years. She earned her BFA in graphic design from Fort Hays State University and for over 11 years worked at Baker University as a designer and creative director, gaining extensive knowledge of publication design, 3D design, and marketing. In 2003, she hosted her first gingerbread party with her daughter and a couple of friends and her passion for gingerbread and creating “edible” structures was born. What began as a small family holiday party grew into multiple parties with more and more attendees. In 2013, she moved the party to the Lumberyard Arts Center and the event has been growing ever since. When she is not busy planning or creating her next gingerbread piece, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with the summer art program at the Lumberyard Arts and doing freelance design work.

 

Register for Xtream Gingerbread House Party

You must register to attend. Limited spots available. 

The event is free! If you'd like to make a donation to the Lumberyard Arts Center, click the button in the blue box to the right of this page or mail a check to

P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Thank you!


Make-a-Gift: Clay Class

Teachers: Meg Cundiff & Dina Kehl

Dates: Saturday, November 24, & Saturday, December 8th

Times: 4-6pm

Age: Kids 8-14 years

Class fee: $15, includes all supplies

You must pre-register by Friday, November 23rd to attend. Finished, fired artwork will be available for pick up starting December 12th.

Come play with clay!  Kids will learn the basics of Earthenware low fire clay while making a hand built tile. Each child will take away a ready to hang piece of art to give as a gift or keep (art will be fired and ready to pick up by December 12th). While making our own creative tiles, we will also make work to contribute to a collaborative piece to be featured at the arts center's Chocolate Auction.

About the Teachers: Dina Kehl is in her 29th year of teaching elementary art, currently in the Blue Valley School District.  She personally enjoys working in clay and loves teaching young children how to create 3D works of art. Meg Cundiff is a freelance artist who likes to work in a variety of mediums and to encourage kids and adults to fearlessly create masterpieces of their own.

 

Register for Make a Gift Clay Class

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


 

Yoga with Art, K-2nd grade

Teacher: Jane Taul, Registered Yoga Teacher

Date: Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, & 29 (4 weeks)

Times: 3:15-4:15pm (begins directly after school)

Class fee: $30

You must pre-register by Thursday, October 25th to attend. Please note this class takes place at the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center, in the Community Room.

Jane Taul’s popular Yoga with Art class is back! An exploration of coordination, balance, stability, creative thinking and problem solving, with an emphasis on calming the body and mind. We will be creating yoga poses to demonstrate the meaning of our individual drawings, so the students will be encouraged to create independently as well as part of a team. Thinking outside the box and coloring outside the lines is encouraged!

About the teacher: Jane Taul is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500), certified and insured through the National Yoga Alliance. She has completed a combined total of 28 months of Teacher Training and Advanced Teacher Training at Westside Yoga School in Lawrence, and has been teaching since 2008.

 

 Register for Yoga with Art, K-2nd grade

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Design a Pillow Class

Teacher: Kathleen Thomas

Dates: Saturday, October 13

Times: 9-11am

Class fee: $20 class fee, $10 supply fee

You must pre-register by Friday, September 21st to attend. The $20 class fee is due when you sign up (you can pay via PayPal or by mailing a check). Please bring the $10 supply fee with you to class. Class limited to 10 students so sign up early.

Create your own practical piece of home decor in this easy and fun class! Each student will design and create a one-of-kind decorative pillow to take home. Choose a pre-made pillow slip from a vaerity of colors and use pre-cut, ready-to-iron on items for your design as instructor Kathleen Thomas walks you through the process start to finish. All supplies provided, but bring a pair of fabric scissors if you have them. 

About the teacher: Kathleen Thomas has been creating fabric art for over 20 years. She's taught multiple Fabric Art classes at the Lumberyard Arts Center and her fabric art landscapes, still lifes, and holiday cards have been popular items at the arts center's Chocolate Auction and Holiday Art-A-Fair. 

 

Register for Design a Pillow Class

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Art Explorers—K-5th grade 

Teacher: Becky Weaver

Dates: Mondays in October (October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)

Times: 4-5pm

Class Fee: $35, plus $5 supply fee

You must pre-register by Friday, September 21st to attend. Please bring the $5 supply fee when you walk your child in to the first class. 

Fall into art! We will take inspiration from the season around us to create Fall inspired art.  During this camp, students will get a chance to work in a number of different media as they explore the art elements and principles.  All art will be available to take home. Remember, art is messy so please dress appropriately!

About the Teacher: Becky Weaver grew up in Baldwin City, graduating from Baldwin High School in 2003, and has been involved in community arts in a variety of ways. She earned a BA in Studio Art from Simpson College and a BFA in Art Education from Washburn University.  Weaver taught K-12 art in Osage City for four years. Currently, she is in her second year as the high school art instructor at BHS.

 

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Fall After School Theater—Fractured Fairy Tales

Teacher: Jennifer Glenn

Dates & Times: Wednesdays 3:15-4:30pm, beginning September 26th (with a few exceptions--see below)

NO REHEARAL on Wednesday, October 31, or Wednesday, November 21 (Thanksgiving Break)

Final After School Rehearsal at BJHS is Wednesday, December 5

Performance: Saturday, December 8, 11am at the Baldwin City Public Library (800 7th St.)

Class Fee: $85

You must pre-register by Friday, September 21st to attend. 

Come produce and perform FRACTURED FAIRY TALES with us this fall! In this multi-age camp, everyone will have a chance to audition, be cast, and rehearse a scripted play. We will also gather and create sets, costumes, and props for our performance on Saturday, December 8, 11am, at the Baldwin City Public Library. We will use improvisation and theater games to learn to work together, warm-up, and have fun. This is a great opportunity for young actors to get their feet wet in a semiformal play situation or for the more experienced to work on their acting chops.

About the Teacher: Jennifer Glenn has been teaching and directing theater for more than thirty years.  She has worked with many Kansas communities, including Lawrence, Baldwin City, Hays, Overland Park, and Topeka. She has taught at the Lawrence Arts Center, the Lumberyard Arts Center, Theater Lawrence, Lawrence USD 497, Baldwin USD 348, Blue Valley USD 229, Olathe USD 233, and Shawnee Mission USD 512. At the Lawrence Arts Center, where she taught theater arts and preschool, she also directed in the Summer Youth Theater program, the First Saturday Players, and performed and directed with the Seem-To-Be Players for a number of years, including touring nationally. She was the 2003 Phoenix Award winner for performance, presented by the Lawrence Arts Commission. She has a BFA from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and postgraduate education in Children’s Theater at the University of Kansas, where she studied with Jed Davis.

 

 Register for Fall Youth Theater

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


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