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Neal Barbour
Director of Youth Education

Originally from Spokane, Washington, with a BA in Writing and Video Production from Western Washington University, Neal has a wide range of experience as a videographer, screenprinter, preschool teacher and translator, working in a variety of locations and settings including Chile, Germany, and across the west coast. After ten years of itinerant artistry, Neal moved to Portland, OR to obtain a Masters in Education with concentrations in Art and English from Portland University. He taught public High and Middle School for three years in Oregon, before moving to Lawrence, Kansas in 2011. Neal was a member of the fine arts faculty at Topeka West High School where he taught Jewelry, Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design, and Sculpture for four years before joining the Lawrence Arts Center’s education team as the lead teacher, curriculum specialist and all around arts education guru.

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1 Day Oil Painting

6th - 12th Grades

Spend one day learning the basics of oil painting. Develop a composition, create an underpainting, learn color mixing, and apply oil paint.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYX995 02/23 - 02/23 FR 9:00AM - 3:00PM Barbour, Neal $78.00 ($70.20) Enroll Now!
ARTspace: Science BOOM! 1st-2nd gr

ARTspace: Science BOOM! 1st-2nd gr

1st - 2nd Grades

This class uses art to breathe life into science concepts, making them come alive in exciting new ways

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYX114B 10/23 - 12/04 MO 4:00PM - 5:30PM Barbour, Neal $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
WI-AYA141A 01/22 - 03/12 MO 4:30PM - 6:00PM Barbour, Neal $136.50 ($122.85) Enroll Now!
SP-AYA141B 03/26 - 05/14 MO 4:30PM - 6:00PM Barbour, Neal $136.50 ($122.85) Enroll Now!
ARTspace: Science BOOM! 3rd-5th gr

ARTspace: Science BOOM! 3rd-5th gr

3rd - 5th Grades

This class uses art to breathe life into science concepts, making them come alive in exciting new ways

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYX134B 10/23 - 12/04 MO 4:00PM - 5:30PM Barbour, Neal $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
Guerilla Art Spring Break Camp 1st - 2nd Grades

Guerilla Art Spring Break Camp 1st - 2nd Grades

1st - 2nd Grades

A guerrilla artist inspires others through the creation of temporary, public art in unexpected places. Guerrilla art adds to the cultural landscape of an area and creates a sense of community in a neighborhood. This class introduces students to the methods and ideas behind guerrilla art and help students exercise getting their ideas out into the world. No supplies needed, just bring your sense of humor, curiosity, and inventiveness.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SP-AYX191 03/19 - 03/23 MO TU WE TH FR 9:00AM - 4:00PM Barbour, Neal $232.00 ($208.80) Enroll Now!
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Kinetic Kids 1st - 2nd Grades

1st - 2nd Grades

Get ready to move! We'll look at motion and forces as we create kinetic works of art in both performance and sculpture. Fidget cubes, interconnected machines, tiny customized vehicles, and more.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYX195 02/16 - 02/16 FR 9:00AM - 4:00PM Barbour, Neal $71.00 ($63.90) Enroll Now!
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Pop Up Gallery 1st - 2nd Grades

1st - 2nd Grades

Two days, one pop up gallery. Students will spend time in both performance and visual arts working on pieces that will be installed into a "pop up" gallery. This includes drawing, painting, sculpture, movement, video, and anything their imaginations can conceive and create.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYX194 02/22 - 02/23 TH FR 9:00AM - 4:00PM Barbour, Neal $126.00 ($113.40) Enroll Now!
stARTup 9th-12th

stARTup 9th-12th

9th - 12th Grades

Take your artistry to the next level. Develop your future as an artist with professional guidance from local artists and specialists in the field. This class for middle and high school artists culminates with gallery shows for the April and May Final Fridays in Lawrence and Kansas City. Scholarships and financial aid are available

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYRG393 09/06 - 12/13 WE 3:30PM - 6:30PM Barbour, Neal $272.00 ($244.80) Enroll Now!
WI-AYP933 01/10 - 05/09 WE 3:30PM - 6:30PM Barbour, Neal $285.00 ($256.50) Enroll Now!