LEARN

Providing Opportunities to Experience the Arts

Everyone in the Tri-Valley should have the opportunity to experience the arts at whatever age and whatever level they are. Livermore Performing Arts Center offers educational activities and classes, performances at schools and at the Bankhead Theater, and free events for the whole family. For students, there are also workshops and master classes with visiting artists. Portions of these activities are underwritten through generous contributions and matching gifts to our education fund.

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center funds a number of cultural arts programs, free family events, workshops and master classes and in-school performances throughout the year. For example, the East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars Program is fully funded by Livermore Arts. The East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars is an after-school program for high-caliber musical performance and education for high school jazz musicians. Portions of these activities are underwritten through generous contributions and matching gifts to our education fund.

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 Education staff at 925-583-2312 or email us for assistance.


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Workshops

Figure Drawing Workshop with Ghada Jamal

Age 18+

Wednesdays from 7-10 pm beginning Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Figure Drawing classes with instruction for all levels. Classes will cover gesture, proportion, structure, form, line drawings, pose analysis through weight distribution and directional lines. Materials used will be pencils, charcoal, and ink. Instructor and professional artist Ghada Jamal will lead you through the challenge and joys of drawing the human figure. Tables, chairs, drawing boards, and table easels are provided. Bring your own standing easel, and drawing/painting materials. Only odorless turpentine, please. Soft music is played and refreshments are provided.

Evening Figure Drawing Workshop

Age 18+

Thursdays 7-10 pm beginning March 10, 2022. Evening Figure Drawing workshop comes at last to the Bothwell! This is great experience for all levels of artists. Just starting off? There is no better way to learn to draw the human figure than practice, practice, practice. Experienced artist? Hone your skills with this professional-level figure drawing workshop. Friendly and welcoming, the Figure Drawing Workshops are legendary at the Bothwell for an artist-friendly atmosphere. Figure drawing workshop open to all artists over 18. Under 18 with parental permission in writing. We get our models through the Bay Area Models Guild: http://www.bayareamodelsguild.org/   Models pose mostly nude, but sometimes with costumes or props.

Morning Figure Drawing Workshop

Age 18+

Fridays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. The Figure Drawing workshops at the Bothwell are welcoming and supportive for all skill levels of artists. The weekly Figure Drawing sessions have no instructor, but beginners are welcome to join us and hone those art skills. Drop-in sessions. The Tri Valley’s longest-running Figure Drawing workshop is welcoming and supportive for all skill levels of artists. The weekly Figure Drawing sessions have no instructor, but beginners are welcome to join us and hone those art skills. Drop-in sessions.

Classes

Adult Art Classes with Barbara Stanton

Fridays 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Bothwell Arts Center
All levels of participants are welcome and encouraged! Whatever your art goals are, professional artist Barbara Stanton can guide you along the path of creativity. Barbara is an accomplished, award-winning artist and has been teaching engaging, and inspiring art classes at the Bothwell Arts Center.

Children’s Art Classes with Barbara Stanton

Fridays 3:30 – 5:30 pm | Bothwell Arts Center
Join us for these fun and educational art classes. Your child will start out learning basic drawing skills and be introduced to drawing from life. He/she will also experiment with pastels, watercolor, oil painting, color pencil pen & ink, scratchboard, etc. The longer they stay in the class the more they will get to try different mediums.