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Leah Towle
STEAM Program and Acting Instructor

Leah earned her B.A. in Elementary Education at Bethel College in North Newton, KS. While there, she worked on many theatrical productions as a costume designer, stage manager, actress, and director. She has experience designing curriculum for the education program at Morry's Camp and researching the development of empathy in preschoolers. Most recently she directed Ladies of the Fly, an adaptation of Lord of the Flies by a local Lawrence playwright. At the Arts Center, Leah is a teacher for the STEAM program and for basic acting.

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Artspace Masterminds  1st-2nd gr

Artspace Masterminds 1st-2nd gr

1st - 2nd Grades

Math is the secret language of art. Learn to play with shapes, numbers, and codes creating patterned pieces in dance, theater, and visual arts. From Fibonacci numbers to fractals enjoy this very MC Escher-esque class.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYX514B 10/27 - 12/08 FR 4:00PM - 5:30PM Towle, Leah $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
Artspace Masterminds 3rd-5th gr

Artspace Masterminds 3rd-5th gr

3rd - 5th Grades

Math is the secret language of art. Learn to play with shapes, numbers, and codes creating patterned pieces in dance, theater, and visual arts. From Fibonacci numbers to fractals enjoy this very MC Escher-esque class.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYX534B 10/27 - 12/08 FR 4:00PM - 5:30PM Towle, Leah $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
Artspace Science BOOM! 1st-2nd gr

Artspace Science BOOM! 1st-2nd gr

1st - 2nd Grades

Explore and discover the way the world works through science, art, and theater. This class breathes life into science concepts and helps students create art based upon them. Creative movement based on the human skeleton, camouflage drawings, creating inventions, and performing science based plays.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYX114 09/11 - 10/16 MO 4:00PM - 5:30PM Towle, Leah $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
Artspace Science BOOM! 3rd-5th gr

Artspace Science BOOM! 3rd-5th gr

3rd - 5th Grades

Explore and discover the way the world works through science, art, and theater. This class breathes life into science concepts and helps students create art based upon them. Creative moevement based on the human skeleton, camouflage drawings, creating inventions, and performing science based plays.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYX134 09/11 - 10/16 MO 4:00PM - 5:30PM Towle, Leah $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
Audition Masters

Audition Masters

6th - 12th Grade

Build essential acting skills while mastering the art of the audition. Learn techniques in polishing the perfect pieces to get the roles you want.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYZ021 07/31 - 08/04 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Towle, Leah $130.00 ($117.00) Enroll Now!
Basic Acting I

Basic Acting I

4th - 8th Grades

Students engage the voice, body, and imagination by participating in theatre exercises and games. Class will be held in the Black Box Theatre.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYZ413 09/13 - 12/06 WE 6:00PM - 7:00PM Towle, Leah $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
Box City Cairo 3rd-5th

Box City Cairo 3rd-5th

3rd - 5th Grades

While planning, designing, and engineering a kid sized box metropolis, students apply their imaginations and cultural relevance to filling in a city. Using Cairo as an example, we will look at urban planning and design and how it shapes the world we live in. Students gain appreciation for shape, form, and proportion as they apply these principles to their expanding city. The real magic happens as students take ownership of their structures, identities, and culture within the city. The city is installed in the lobby for all to enjoy, with a public opening on the last day of camp, and will act as a backdrop to the following camp Dig It.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYX831 07/24 - 07/28 MO TU WE TH FR 9:00AM - 12:00PM Towle, Leah $130.00 ($117.00) Class is Full
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Improv Your Way Through Anything

Adults

Need more fun in your life? Want a space where being silly is approved? Come play classic theatre and comedy tv games that tease your brain and challenge your spontaneity. Expand your comfort zone in a class that is the opposite of serious.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AAZ14 09/14 - 12/07 TH 6:00PM - 7:00PM Towle, Leah $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
Intro to Improv for Kids

Intro to Improv for Kids

Kindergarten - 3rd Grades

Learn the basics of improvisation through theatrical exercises and games. Students will explore teh foundational improv concept of "Yes, and...!" in a playful environment. Class will be held in the Black Box Theatre.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYZ012 09/12 - 12/05 TU 5:30PM - 6:30PM Towle, Leah $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
River Adventure 3rd-5th

River Adventure 3rd-5th

3rd - 5th Grades

A river runs through it! The Arts Center, that is. Using both an indoor river installation in the Arts Center lobby as well as field trips to different places of the Kaw, students examine the diverse ecosystems found within riverways. STEAM concepts focus on conservation and recycling, buoyancy and displacement, hydropower and ecosystems. Students will use guidance in balance, forms, and pattern to build race-able boats, make fish prints, create recycled sculptures, write river haikus, and more. Come be a part of this water world!

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYX1031 08/07 - 08/11 MO TU WE TH FR 9:00AM - 12:00PM Towle, Leah $130.00 ($117.00) Class is Full
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Theatre Exploration II: Make a Play!

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Now that you know about many of the arts necessary in theatre, put them all together by producing your own play! Students will get a taste of theatre in action and strengthen their understanding of technical theatre and performance by developing their own production. Class will be held in the Black Box Theatre.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYZ0221 09/11 - 12/04 MO 5:30PM - 6:30PM Towle, Leah $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!