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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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Arcade 1st-2nd

1st - 2nd Grades

It's on like Donkey Kong! This entire week is devoted to creating a playable, cardboard arcade in the lobby. Each student will work on their own or with friends to create a kinetic sculpture that can be a part of the arcade at the end of the week. STEAM concepts focus on forces, motion, and engineering and will ensure each game works. Using the backdrop of the 1980's, artwork will be big, bold, brash, and definitely neon. At the very end of the week we will open our arcade to the public to play games galore. No quarters, just imagination.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYS41BWL 06/25 - 06/29 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Barbour, Neal $0.00 ($0.00) Enrollment Closed
SU-AYS41B 06/25 - 06/29 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Barbour, Neal $130.00 ($117.00) Enroll Now!
Art Detectives 1st-2nd

Art Detectives 1st-2nd

1st - 2nd Grades

A stolen art piece! Hidden clues! Can the Art Detectives solve the case in time? In this years special edition of Art Detectives assembles the greatest spy team ever for an interactive art-making, truth sleuthing, detective adventure that explores forgeries, secret codes, iconography, character development, and immersive theater. STEAM concepts include spycraft engineering, forensics, tech surveillance, and other sleuthing skills to solve the crime. Create art works in dance, performing, and visual arts that lead down a twisting path of mystery!

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYS21B 06/11 - 06/15 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Barbour, Neal $130.00 ($117.00) Class is Full
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Art Detectives 1st-2nd

1st - 2nd Grades

A stolen art piece! Hidden clues! Can the Art Detectives solve the case in time? In this years special edition of Art Detectives assembles the greatest spy team ever for an interactive art-making, truth sleuthing, detective adventure that explores forgeries, secret codes, iconography, character development, and immersive theater. STEAM concepts include spycraft engineering, forensics, tech surveillance, and other sleuthing skills to solve the crime. Create art works in dance, performing, and visual arts that lead down a twisting path of mystery!

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYS21BWL 06/11 - 06/15 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Barbour, Neal $130.00 ($117.00) Enroll Now!
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Trailer Wars

9th - 12th Grades

It's on! Make a movie trailer to a film that doesn't exist and then screen them with everyone else's in this mini movie trailer festival.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AYF49 06/25 - 06/29 MO TU WE TH FR 1:00PM - 4:00PM Barbour, Neal $136.00 ($122.40) Enroll Now!