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Special Events

Painting Demonstrations

Local artists Kathryn Wills and Claudia Willis will each be demonstrating their painting technique at the Firehouse. Meet the artists and hear a bit about their work. Both Artists will have artwork featured in the Fresh Works exhibit.

11:30 am to 2:30 pm Saturday, May 17 with Kathryn Wills


Bikes on Bridge

11:30 am to 2:30 pm Saturday, May 31st
with Claudia Willis


Pitta Song

Art Talk & Demo with Sophia Sattar

On March 26, Danville artist Sophia Sattar hosted a very sucessful talk at the Firehouse.  Her rhythmic and colorful abstract paintings were featured in the lobby and downstairs hallway galleries. Check back for more art programs like this in the future.











Two-Day Plein Air Painting Workshop with Bryan Mark Taylor

June 13-14, 2014 from 9:30 to 4:30.
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton

Space is limited. The workshop fee is $199 before April 1, or $209 after that.

Bryan Mark Taylor's two day Plein Air Painting Workshop is for painters who want to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of outdoor painting. Bryan will focus on principles of seeing and composing regardless of the media used. The workshop will include demonstrations (in oil), lectures, practices, and critique. He will focus the artist on effectively capturing light, atmosphere, and mood in paint while using strong composition and color harmony.

Young @ Art

An exciting and educational afternoon program for kids ages 5-11.  Kids will learn about each new exhibit in the Harrington Gallery and then create a fun art project to take home. Visit PleasantonFun.com to sign up.


Young @ Art

 Think Big – Or Small!

Kids will view the annual Fresh Works! Juried Exhibit, do a bit of judging of their own, and then create both a large and small artwork to reflect the variation in sizes of art in the gallery. 

1 class $15/R/$20N
Ages 5-11/Code 57092
Thursday, May 15, 4:30-5:45
Firehouse Arts Center
Instructors: Julie Finegan, Debbie Wardrope


Brilliant Landscapes

Kids will see a beautiful collection of watercolor landscapes by master watercolorist Jade Fon as well as some other noted painters. Then, in the studio, they will try their hand at their own watercolor landscapes.

1 class $15/R/$20N
Ages 5-11/Code 57905
Thursday, July 24, 4:30-5:45
Firehouse Arts Center
Instructors: Julie Finegan, Debbie Wardrope


For The Birds

Kids will view an exhibit all about birds. In the studio the will create artwork with a bird theme.

1 class $15/R/$20N
Ages 5-11/Code 57906
Thursday, August 14, 4:30-5:45
Firehouse Arts Center
Instructors: Julie Finegan, Debbie Wardrope