First Annual Lawrence Creates Holiday Maker Market

Are you a Lawrence Creates Makerspace member maker, artist, baker? Do you have a desire to create to help your neighbors, the world? Then please join us as we celebrate this holiday season of peace and joy at Lawrence Creates on December 12-13, 2014.

The First Annual Holiday Maker Market
Friday, December 12th, 4:00-9:00pm and
Saturday, December 13th, 8:00am-Noon
At Lawrence Creates Makerspace and Center for Innovation
512 E. 9th Street (9th & NJ)
in Lawrence Kansas

Invitation to the Maker Meetup tonight (Tuesday) at 7:30

Dear members and friends of the Lawrence Creates Makerspace,

Creativity is the key to economic development, and Lawrence is one of the most creative places in the United States.

The Lawrence Creates Makerspace is a community of creative people working together to provide the space, tools, information, education, and other services people need to develop products and services, at a very reasonable cost.

And we have a good time doing it!

Are you an artist or a maker? Do you like spending time with creative people?

Final Friday Lawrence Art Party - with Jime and Aaron, Acoustic Duo

August Final Friday Lawrence Art Party features music by Jime and Aaron, acoustic duo. There will be grilled sausages from Fritz’s in KC, sculptures, paintings, demos by Lawrence Creates Makerspace Members, and more!

We will be displaying works by
Suzanne Peters Ashley, Fabric Artist
Rodolfo Parisi, Vidographer
Clifton Rendón, Photographer
Valerie Ford, Textile Artist
Frank Shopen, Sculptor
Garret Tufte, Innovator & Artist
Kassidee Quaranta, Artist
Maria Lis Cabriza, Oil Painter
Lesa Weller, Multimedia Artist

Lawrence Creates Makerspace and the Confabularryum on Channel 6 News

Thank you Tabatha Mills and Channel 6 for coming to the Lawrence Creates Makerspace to shoot this news spot on the upcoming Confabularryum. The Makerspace will hold several Maker demos and co--founder Barbara Kerr will give a great presentation on creativity!

There will also be Maker groups there from KC. Makerspace member and and 3D printing and screen printing instructor Tim Middleton will be there representing the Science City Maker Studio, where he teaches kids.

Lawrence Creates Makerspace Donations Requested

Donations Requested:

We need equipment donations, new or used. Can you help? Donations are eligible for tax deductions. Top priorities:

- #1 - an urgent need! A large exhaust fan or whole house fan, to exhaust hot air from near the ceiling.

- #2 - this would make our space so much more comfortable! A used central AC system, so we can air condition our offices and training rooms.

- Shop vacs to use for dust collection

- A laser cutter.

Please send an email to if you can help.

The Neverending Art Project: How I bit off more than I could chew (and digest)

Since 2003 I have been working with adolescent males that have been placed out of home at the O'Connell Youth Ranch. At 33 years of age, I have essentially spent my late adolescence and early adulthood operating within a group home setting and, as my wife could tell you, have assimilated some of the oppositional behaviors that are present in the home. Through my years at the Ranch, I have witnessed countless young men 'waste' their time with a 'fake-it-till-you-make-it' attitude that only serves to reify their disillusionment with the justice system and the adult world.