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.Browse All Classes
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.
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.
School's Out Sea Life 1st-2nd Gr
1st and 2nd Grades
Under the sea, we got no troubles, life is the bubbles! Explore oceanography and sea life through art as you submerge yourself in an all day underwater adventure. Explore sea creature anatomy, sea shanties, pirate life, and marine biology.
School's Out Winter Camping 3rd-5th gr
3rd - 5th Grades
Hoist the flag at your very own summer camp in winter. Build a camping world complete with printed badges, campfire stories, naturalist art, and a teepee taboot. Pack your bags and pitch a tent in this interactive school's out day.
9th - 12th Grades
Take your artistry to the next level. Work on studio practices to make pieces missing from your portfolio while learning valuable entrepreneurial skills to boost your visibility such as website development, grant and scholarship writing, show setup, pricing your art, talking to galleries, and more. Develop your future as an artist with professional guidance on practices from artists and specialists in the field.This class has another section in the spring and each artist who completes the program will have a culminating Final Friday solo show at a downtown gallery in Lawrence. Scholarships and financial aid are available. This class will fill; please email email@example.com with a letter of intent and three images of artwork.