Youth Programs

Performing Arts Classes & Camps

Spring 2015 Registration Information: Online (Resident Only) starts 1/5 | Mail-In (Resident Only) starts 1/12 | Open Registration (Walk-In & Non-Resident) starts 1/19
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Little Performers – Aristocats KIDS  This feline adventure is sure to get your toes tapping with its jazzy, upbeat songs in this fun stage adaptation of the classic Disney movie. Learn basic performance techniques with an emphasis on theatre games and specific songs and dances for the show. Then join the Young Performers on stage for the final performance under the bright lights of the Firehouse Arts Center. Final class meets from 4 :00-6:00 pm the Firehouse Arts Center.

Tuesday Session   3 spots left as of 1/26/16 at 10:30am
  •  14 classes $160R/$176N
  • Ages 5 & 6
  • Registration Code: 61595
  • Tu 3/1 – 5/31 | 3:30-4:15pm
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Building
  • Performances: 5/24 & 5/31 7:30pm
Thursday Session   FULL
  •  14 classes $160R/$176N
  • Ages 5 & 6
  • Registration Code: 61598
  • Th 3/3 – 6/2 | 3:30-4:15pm
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Building
  • Performances: 5/26 & 5/2 7:30pm

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Young Performers – Aristocats KIDS  What’s a cat to do? In this jazzy musical adaptation of the classic Disney movie, Madame’s jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O’Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley cats come to their rescue! Join this fun-filled musical theatre class and learn singing, acting and dancing. Skill building, stage confidence, and focus on the ensemble will be emphasized. Final dress rehearsal and performances take place at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Tuesday Session    FULL
  •  14 classes $160R/$176N
  • Ages 7-10
  • Registration Code: 61596
  • Tu 3/1 – 5/31 | 4:30-6:oopm
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Building
  • Performances: 5/24 & 5/31 7:30pm
Thursday Session    FULL

  •  14 classes $160R/$176N
  • Ages 5 & 6
  • Registration Code: 61599
  • Th 3/3 – 6/2 | 4:30-6:oopm
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Building
  • Performances: 5/26 & 5/2 7:30pm
 Spring Drama Camp KIDS
Spring Drama Camp for KIDS  Young performers will engage in scene work, dance, music theater, and ensemble building in this spring camp designed to build skills and energize students for the upcoming season of Summer Drama Camps. Participants will work on a variety of scenes, songs, and monologues from various shows or may work on scenes and songs from one particular show. There will be an in-camp culminating performance at the Amador Theater Friday, 4/8 at 1:00pm.
  •  5 classes $165R/$181N
  • Ages 7-10
  • Registration Code: 61663
  • M 4/4 – F 4/8 | 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center

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For more information, contact Mark Duncanson at 925-931-4828


Youth Art Classes

Young@Art is 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. 

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Upcoming Young@Art Classes:

Colorful Landscapes  Students will enjoy a large group exhibit and a variety of beautiful paintings. Then the group will go upstairs to the studio and create landscape drawings and paintings using different colorful materials.
  •  1 class $15R/$20N
  • Ages 5-11
  • Registration Code: 61044
  • Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, 4:30-5:45
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center
  • Instructors: Julie Finegan, Debbie Wardrope

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 Around the Firehouse Young@Art students will take a walk around the Firehouse Arts Center facility to view the permanent artworks in and around the building and begin developing an awareness and appreciation for public artworks in Pleasanton.  In the studio, they will make a design for their own imaginary sculpture and its location.

  •  1 class $15R/$20N
  • Ages 5-11
  • Registration Code: 61641
  • Thursday, March 10, 2016, 4:30-5:45
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center
  • Instructors: Julie Finegan, Debbie Wardrope

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 Looking at Lines The Harrington Gallery will be hosting the 6th Annual Juried Exhibit, “Fresh Works”, which includes a large number of artworks by many artists.  We will discuss the variety of ways that these artists use line in their work, then create artwork focusing on using lots of lines.

  •  1 class $15R/$20N
  • Ages 5-11
  • Registration Code: 61642
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016, 4:30-5:45
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center
  • Instructors: Julie Finegan, Debbie Wardrope

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Spring Into Summer Participants will see paintings of wonderful plants and insects that could be living right in their own backyards! In the studio, they will create their own “Backyard Beauty” art piece, using a variety of media and some special props.

  •  1 class $15R/$20N
  • Ages 5-11
  • Registration Code: 61643
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016, 4:30-5:45
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center
  • Instructors: Julie Finegan, Debbie Wardrope

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