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 Arts 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.

LVPAC 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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Drawing Nature with Pencil - Jan 23 through Feb 27

When Jan 23 through Feb 27

Age All Ages


Amount $125

Presented By Bothwell Arts Center

Join artist Nancy Saltsman on a journey of discovery using your pencil and a sketch pad. Participants will explore the pleasure and techniques for rendering objects from Nature. Using pencils you will create drawings employing your unique way of seeing. Materials list upon registration Direct any questions about the class content and materials to Nancy […]

Watercolor Tools, Tricks and Techniques - Nov, Dec, Jan

When Nov, Dec, Jan

Age Adults


Amount $75/3 Classes

Presented By Nancy Saltsman

Online Watercolor Art Class with Award-Winning Artist Nancy Saltsman Participants will employ the use of additional methods expanding existing painting practices. We will explore the use of mediums, papers, multiple glazes, templates, brushes and new products from the watercolor market. Two levels of art classes offered: introductory class and an advanced class. Suggested materials list […]


Art History In Action: A Creative Approach to Art History - Monthly Nov 2020 - June 2021

When Monthly Nov 2020 - June 2021

Age 5-10 and 11-18

Where Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore

Amount $75+

Presented By Thomasin Dewhurst

An Art Class Series with THOMASIN DEWHURST This course, for students ages 5 to 18, introduces some of the major periods in ART HISTORY, and a variety of ideas and practices in Western and Non-Western arts and architecture. Students develop an understanding of art history through analyzing works of art and placing them in historical […]