Classes & Camps

Both the Bothwell Arts Center and Bankhead Theater are operated by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center and offer a wide-range of programs providing access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond.

Digital Art and Animation  Workshop – Grade 5-12
Bothwell Arts Camp

 

Merge creativity and technical skills with this digital art course. Create animated gifs, add effects to photograph and make stunning computer generated graphics. Learn the tools, techniques, and fundamentals, behind good designs, and create your own eye-catching compositions. Learn from industry professionals, and use your design skills in everything from classroom presentation, mobile apps to social media.

Register Here
Thursday, March 7
6 week, no class April 4th
Class I -3:30-4:30pm (Grade 5-6th)
Class II – 4:30-5:30pm (Grade 7-12th)
$220 software included

For more information contact, contact@bitsbytesandpixels.com or (925) 236-2576

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Creative Writing  Workshop – Age 8-17
Bothwell Arts Camp

Introduce genre, literary terms, and forms • Identify and write a variety of sentences, experimenting with tenses and perspectives • Incorporate vocabulary words into writing • Generate ideas from life experience and personal interests • Analyze drafts to make changes and additions • Create a narrative arc, develop characters, build worlds • Share final drafts with an audience.

TUES AND THURS, Feb 5, 7 and 12, 14
4:00-5:15PM
Ages 8-17
$50/per session Title 1 scholarships available

Register Here call 925.447.2787 or agiancola@lvpac.org for more information

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Musical Theatre Camp with Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) Young Performer
Grades 2-5  and Little Performer  – Grade K-1.
Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St, Livermore, CA 94550

Step onto the stage with fellow 2nd – 5th-grade performers in the beloved classic Aladdin Kids! Through the process of rehearsing a musical, students will learn basic theatre skills while having fun and making new friends. In addition to their rehearsal once a week, students are expected to practice their songs and lines at home. At the end of the session, Aladdin Kids will come to life on the BACT stage with colorful sets and costumes.

TUESDAY- Young Performers (Grade 2-5) Register Here 
Tuition: $345
Tuesday- 4:30-6:00pm
Dates: January 22 - April 23, 2019, *Final class held from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Bankhead Theater
No Class: April 2
Performances: Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM and Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 PM at the Bankhead Theater

TUESDAY- Little Performers (Grade K-1) Register Here 
Tuition: $225
Tuesday- 3:30-4:15pm
Class Dates: January 22 - April 23, 2019 *Final Showcase held the last day of class at the Bankhead Theater
No Class: April 2
Little Performers Final Showcase: April 23 at 3:45 PM at the Bankhead Theater

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Winter Break  Bothwell Arts Camp:

January 2, 3, 4 2019
Ages 6 – 10 and 11 – up
Time 10am – 4pm
$190
Register Here

WINTER BREAK ART at the Bothwell is the perfect creative outlet for the winter break. Multiple fun projects will be created: canvas, paper, drawing, painting and lots more! An artists’ reception will take place on Friday where family and friends are invited to see the works on display, and the artists get gallery experience. Perfect for the budding artist and the serious art students looking to stretch their depth of knowledge, techniques and portfolio pieces. Fun themes; serious art!

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Thanksgiving  Bothwell Arts Camp:
One day November 19th
Ages 6 – 12 and 11-18
Time 10am – 4pm
$70
Register Here

Thanksgiving Break Art at the Bothwell is inspiring and creative. A variety of media will be used: watercolor, acrylic, collage, mixed media, charcoal, pencil, and lots more! An artists’ reception will
take place on Friday where family and friends are invited to see the works on display. Perfect for the budding artist wanna-bes and the serious art students looking to stretch their depth of knowledge, techniques and portfolio pieces. Ignite your child’s imagination!

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Musical Theatre Camp with Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) Young Performer – Grades 2-5 and Next Stage Performer  – Grade 5-8.
Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St, Livermore, CA 94550

Step onto the stage with fellow 2nd – 5th-grade performers in the beloved classic Annie Kids! Through the process of rehearsing a musical, students will learn basic theatre skills while having fun and making new friends. In addition to their rehearsal once a week, students are expected to practice their songs and lines at home. At the end of the session, Annie Kids will come to life on the BACT stage with colorful sets and costumes.
Tuition: $345, Payment plans available, email classes@bactheatre.org or call 510-296-4433 x2.

TUESDAY- Young Performers (Grade 2-5)
Time- 4:30-6:00pm
Dates: 9/18 – 1/15
NO CLASS: 11/19 – 11/23, 12/24-1/4
Performances: 1/14 @ 7:00pm & 1/15 @ 7:00pm
Register Here

THURSDAY – Young Performers (Grade 2-5)
Time -4:30-6:00pm
Dates: 9/20 – 1/17
NO CLASS: 11/19 – 11/23, 12/24-1/4
Performances: 1/16 @ 7:00pm & 1/17 @ 7:00pm
Register Here

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY – Next Stage Performer (Grade 5-8)
Time -4:30-6:00pm
Dates: 9/20 – 1/17
NO CLASS: 11/19 – 11/23, 12/24-1/4
Performances: 1/16 @ 7:00pm & 1/17 @ 7:00pm
Register Here

Final Performances will take place at the Bankhead Theatre.

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How getting involved in performing arts can help your child

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At Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, we strive to not only provide incredible entertainment but also to enrich the minds of our audience. Part of that includes grabbing the attention of young people.

Studies have shown that involvement in the arts is associated with improvement in math, reading, critical thinking, problem-solving and more. The benefits don’t end in the classroom, however.

  1. Those that enroll in the arts, whether music, dance or drama, tend to have more advanced self-presentation skills than their peers. In turn, that leads to greater confidence and poise in stressful situations.
  2. The arts offer an ideal platform for self-expression. For example, children that play an instrument often find their music to be therapeutic. That means that while they may not be mature enough to talk yet about emotions like an adult, they can still express them in a highly effective manner.
  3. Performing arts makes great exercise. Think about how physically fit a singer must be to hold notes for an extended period of time!
  4. Problem-solving and perseverance can come from being involved in the arts. Let’s say that your child is involved in a play. From start to finish, they will have to learn collaboration and develop a number of reasoning and critical thinking skills, in addition to motivation and concentration.
  5. Being a part of the arts can promote empathy and compassion. You might be thinking to yourself that all of the previously mentioned benefits can be attained by getting your child into sports. That may be true, but performing arts can also grow your child’s interpersonal skills. As opposed to winning and losing, the arts deals primarily with working toward a performance goal, as well as the child’s individual development throughout the process.

Source: http://www.washingtonchristian.org/washington/5-great-ways-performing-arts-can-benefit-your-child

Educational Outreach

We want to provide every student in the Tri-Valley with a chance to experience the arts through educational activities. That’s why LVPAC presents performances at schools and at the Bankhead Theater and provides free monthly events, workshops, master classes with visiting artists and so many more fun opportunities.

As you’ll see on our Educational Outreach page, LVPAC funds The Easy Bay Jazz All-Stars, as well as other programs in the area. Students can enjoy tickets to the family-friendly Bankhead Theater events for just $16.

Recent Educational Outreach Events

  • Run Boy Run concert – In November, our audience enjoyed a performance by the winners of the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest. Folks of all ages loves the sound of the traditional style of the Appalachian South.
  • A master class with Scottish vocalist, Julie Fowlis, whose voice was featured in Disney’s Brave.
  • Family holiday performance – This event included performances by Livermore-Amador Symphony, Cantabella Children’s Chorus and Valley Dance Theatre. Children were also invited to get up close and personal with the musician’s instruments following the performance.
  • Christmas ornament craft workshop – LVPAC hosted this event Dec. 14 and it was a huge success as children and their parents created homemade ornaments for the holiday season.

If your child is interested in the performing arts, LVPAC has plenty of opportunities for them to get started. Feel free to contact us for more information.

And don’t forget that 2017 will be filled with unforgettable operas, ballet, theatre, concerts, holiday events and more.

Three Gold Medal Winning Livermore Wines Supporting Arts Education

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wine-box_250x300This unique gift box features three Gold Medal-winning Livermore Valley wines in the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; packed in a natural pine wooden box with the Livermore Arts Bankhead Theater logo. Includes one bottle each of Mia Nipote 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1846 by Nottingham Cellars 2014 Chardonnay, and Cuda Ridge Wines 2013 Malbec. All proceeds support the LVPAC Education Fund.
Purchase must be picked up at the Bankhead Theater lobby between 12 noon – 6 pm.

Purchase

 

How to Contribute

Help us share the performing arts with children. To learn more about these programs that support school and family performances and student tickets or to donate by phone or mail, please contact our development staff at 925-583-2305 or email us for assistance.

Support for Education Programs (PDF)

UPCOMING
Theater Etiquette

How does a student know what is expected of him or her if that student has never before attended a live performance? To help answer that question and provide a road map for proper theatre etiquette, download this helpful guide.

Theater Etiquette PDF (English)

Etiqueta de Teatro PDF (Español)

Upcoming Events

Sat 19

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Sat, January 19 @ 8:00 pm
Organizer: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
925.462.2121
Sat 19

Django Shredders

Sat, January 19 @ 8:00 pm
Mon 21

Branford Marsalis Quartet

Mon, January 21 @ 7:30 pm
Tue 29

Jake Shimabukuro

Tue, January 29 @ 7:30 pm

Call 925.373.6800 or email websales@livermoreperformingarts.org for tickets and information