Educational Outreach

Our goal is to ensure that every student in the Tri-Valley is provided with an opportunity to experience the arts each year through educational activities. LVPAC presents performances at schools and at the Bankhead Theater and provides free monthly family events, as well as workshops and master classes with visiting artists. Portions of these activities are underwritten through generous contributions and matching gifts to our education fund.

Educational Activities

LVPAC funds The East Bay Jazz All-Stars and other programs in the Tri-Valley; $16 student tickets for all LVPAC Presents performances; family–friendly Bankhead Theater events; and free in–school performances, workshops and master classes. Portions of these activities are underwritten through generous contributions and matching gifts to our education fund.

Summer Educational Program

Register for any class here or call now for more information 925.583.2312.

    • Art Camp – Summer Art at the Bothwell
      • Summer art at the Bothwell is sure to be your child’s summer highlight! These crazy creative art lessons are taught by professional artists at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. Each week has a different theme, and many different media will be used: watercolor, acrylic, collage, mixed media, clay, chalk, pencil; oils and spray paints for the older group and some craft projects included for the younger group. Multiple fun projects will be created: canvas, paper, sculptures, fabrics, murals, and more! Fridays culminates with an exhibition of the completed works. These classes are fun for the serious artists as well as the budding artists.
        Date/Days – Monday through Friday, 10 am – 4 pm
        Sessions – June 26 – June 30; July 31 – August 4; August 7 – August 11
        Grade /Age– Classes for 7-10 year-olds and 11-17 year-old
        Time – 10:00am – 04:00pm
        Number of students – TBD
        Location -Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore
        Cost $300.00 if Registered before May 15, $350, after May 15. Sibling discounts available.
        Scholarships– Limited spots available
        Website – http://www.bothwell.lvpac.org/
  • Some Have Greatness Thrust upon Them
    • The Some Have Greatness summer theater camp, presented by Teaching Artists from Livermore Shakespeare Festival, offers a special blend of skill building and performance for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8, in a 2-week afternoon course. Building on the success of the So Wise So Young second grade program, we will branch out from literacy to performance, building confidence and collaborative skills, expressivity and creativity along the way. For kids entering grades 3 – 5, there will be time spent crafting the costumes and props and age-appropriate theater games. For students entering grades 6-8, time will be spent delving deeper into script analysis and character development with activities designed to help the students relate the character’s stories to their own lives and experiences. Theater games and improv exercises will also be a part of the curriculum. The Teaching Artists will lead students to a final presentation for family and friends.
      Date/days – 2 weeks, Monday through Friday, July 17-21 and July 24 – 28, 1-4 pm.
      Grade – 3rd – 5th grade, 6th – 8th grade
      Time – 1:00pm – 4:00 pm
      Number of students – 60 (30 in week 1 and 30 in week 2)
      Location – Bothwell Arts Center, Both East End and West End rooms,
      Websitewww.LivermoreShakes.org
      Cost– $350.00
  • Creative Writing Camp at the Bothwell
    • Every great story has its ups and downs. Campers explore the concepts of story structure through micro fiction, storyboarding, comics and more. Then they apply their new understanding and inspiration to their own creations.
      Explore Introduce genres • Write in past, present, and future tense • Diagram sentences • Distinguish between fragments, sentences, and run-on sentences Incorporate vocabulary words into writing • Generate ideas from life experience • Write personal narratives • Analyze drafts to make changes and additions • Write a variety of sentences • Create a narrative arc • Share final drafts with an audience.
      Teacher – Connie Pam, MFA, Creative writing
      Date/days – Morning, Monday – Friday, July 17th -21st
      Number of students – 15
      Time – 9:30 am -11:00 am
      Grade/ Age – grade 3rd and up, 8 through 17th
      Location – Bothwell Arts Center, Both East End and West End rooms
      Cost– $110.00
  • Music Camp – Music with Derik Nelson and his family
    • Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Derik Nelson & Family’s signature sound features velvety three–part vocal harmonies only a family can deliver. They‘ve garnered nearly 3 million views on You Tube, and toured over 40 locations across the West Coast to raise money for music education. Derik has appeared regularly as the lead guitarist on the television’s “ GLEE,” among other shows.
      Date/Days – TBD
      Number of students – 10
      Grade – High school students
      Time – TBD
      Scholarships- Available
      Location – Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore – CA-94550
      Cost -$300.00
      Website – https://www.deriknelson.com/
  • Engineering Camp has been cancelled.
Student Tickets

Discounted Student Tickets (21 & under) are available for most of our LVPAC Presents ($16) and Resident Company performances (prices vary)! Bring a valid student ID to purchase your ticket, or to pick-up from will-call. There is a one ticket limit per student; prices and availability are subject to change. Enjoy the performance!

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.

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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)

Three Gold Medal Winning Wines Support LVPAC Education Fund

This 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.

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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)

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Evenings on the Green

Tue, June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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