Living Arts & Science Center Helps Kids Be Creative
Fostering creativity is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children. Many people believe that creativity is something children are born with, but it is a skill that can be developed and nurtured.
The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley has written that “creativity is a key component of health and happiness and a core skill to practice with kids.
“Creativity is not limited to artistic and musical expression – it is also essential for science, math, and even social and emotional intelligence.
“Creative people are more flexible and better problem solvers, which makes them more able to adapt to technological advances and deal with change – as well as take advantage of new opportunities.”
For more than 47 years, the Living Arts & Science Center in downtown Lexington has provided unique opportunities for exploration and education in the arts and sciences, and what is essentially creativity training.
If you haven’t checked out LASC’s programming lately, you will be surprised at the wide range of offerings provided.
Included in a robust calendar of events are free family events throughout the year, monthly Art & Science Discovery Nights, free Art Exhibits and a full schedule of year-round classes.
For students with financial need, scholarships are available.
A helpful program for parents is No School Day Classes.
When Fayette County schools are out, the learning gets fun at the LASC.
Students can spend a full or partial day immersed in interactive art and science exploration led by professional teaching artists and scientists.
Class topics include favorites like comic creation, drawing with realism, anime and making art with candy.
There is something to inspire imaginations of all ages and skill level.
During winter break, LASC is offering two class sessions: Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-31.
And the excitement keeps building. The Living Arts & Science Center will open an 11,000 square-foot expansion and renovation to its historic home on Martin Luther King Boulevard in early 2016.
This expansion brings with it new opportunities including Lexington’s only fixed planetarium, a digital media studio, a clay studio, a teaching kitchen, an expanded Discovery Science Exhibit and a Maker Space for drop-in independent exploration.
There is no reason to put creativity on holiday. Now is the time to get to know the new Living Arts & Science Center, the place where creativity grows.
Info: Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. 252-5222 or www.lasclex.org.