Youth Programs

Performing Arts Classes & Camps

Ages 5-6


Students will build their own play based on the characters in Seussical KIDS, relying on their imaginations and guided by their teacher. These little Performers create a brand new story full of adventure, song, and dance. Their play will be showcased as the prologue to the Young Performers class final production and they will then join the older students on stage in the finale of Seussical KIDS.

Final Performances: Saturday Class: Sa, 1/26, 11:00am | Tuesday Class:  Sa, 1/26, 2:00pm | Thursday Class: Sa, 1/26, 5:00pm

  • Tuesday Session Tu       9/25-1/16*      3:30pm-4:15pm        Code: 9650
  • Thursday Session Th       9/27-1/18*      3:30pm-4:15pm        Code: 9651
  • Saturday Session Sa       9/29-1/20*      9:30am-10:15am      Code: 9652

*No class: 11/20, 11/22, 11/24, 12/25, 12/27, 12/29, 1/1, 1/3, 1/5


Ages 7-10


This class is the perfect forum to learn basic musical theater skills in acting, voice, and

dance, while encouraging teamwork. Note that students will be expected to practice at home. Students will perform under the bright lights at the Amador Theater.

Final Performances: Saturday Class: Sa, 1/26, 11:00am | Tuesday Class:  Sa, 1/26, 2:00pm | Thursday Class: Sa, 1/26, 5:00pm

  • Tuesday Session Tu       9/25-1/16*      4:30pm-6:00pm        Code: 9655
  • Thursday Session Th       9/27-1/18*      4:30pm-6:00pm        Code: 9654
  • Saturday Session Sa       9/29-1/20*      10:30am-12:00pm    Code: 9653

*No class: 11/20, 11/22, 11/24, 12/25, 12/27, 12/29, 1/1, 1/3, 1/5


Grades 3-5


Be a part of a Firehouse Arts Center holiday tradition. Youth participants will learn songs in a supportive and process-based environment in preparation for the 7th Annual Holiday Youth Music Festival to be performed Saturday, 11/24 at 6:00pm at the Firehouse Arts Center. In addition to experienced teaching artists, high school music students from the High School Music Collaborative will help guide the young performers in this process.

– Brush-Up Rehearsal W, 11/14, 4:00-5:00pm

– Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all classes to be prepared for the performance on Sa, 11/24 at 6:00pm.

– Those missing two or more classes may not be prepared to perform

– Participants are encouraged to bring water

  • M | 9/17-11/5 | 4:00-5:00pm | Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Andrew Mondello
  • 8 classes | $155R/$171N
  • Code: 9656

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Ages 7-10


Learn by doing in this fun and engaging Drama Camp. Participants will engage in a host of theater games and activities designed to keep their performance ‘toolbox’ well stocked; great for beginners or experienced performers. Staff from Summer Drama Camps 2018 will facilitate this three-day performing arts experience.

  • Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Firehouse Arts Center Staff
  • W-F 12/26-12/28 9:00am-3:00pm | Firehouse Arts Center | Instructor: Summer Drama Camp 2018 Staff
  • 3 classes | $105R/$115N
  • Code: 9660

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Online resident registration begins Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. PST

Youth Art Classes

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 to sign up.


  • Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • 4:30-5:45pm
  • Ages 5-11, R$15/N$18
  • Code 6938

The Harrington Gallery will be showing a great collection of pictures of dogs painted by Bay Area artists. This will be a fun opportunity to look at some wonderful paintings of these loyal and wonderful pets and then paint, draw, and collage some of our own in the art classroom.

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  • Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
  • 4:30-5:45pm
  • Ages 5-11, R$15/N$18
  • Code 6940
  • Note: Registration Opens 8/15/2018

This gallery exhibit  is all about structures, like bridges and highways, and the ways artists see them. Just as there are many layers in construction of large structures, we will construct some paper sculptures and make some fun technical drawings of amazing bridges and highways.


  • Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
  • 4:30-5:45pm
  • Ages 5-11, R$15/N$18
  • Code 6942
  • Note: Registration Opens 8/15/2018

A colorful and amazing quilt show in the gallery will address the joy of music and theater.  After looking at the works of art, let’s design our own stage and theater set in the classroom!


  • Thursday, Dec 6, 2018
  • 4:30-5:45pm
  • Ages 5-11, R$15/N$18
  • Code 6944
  • Note: Registration Opens 8/15/2018

Kids will see a wide variety of artwork in the Harrington Gallery during the Pleasanton Art League Members’ exhibit.  What can we learn about the colors?  The styles?  The arrangements of shapes?  A related art project follows in Studio A.

Literary Arts Youth Programs

Dog Litter-ature: Inspired by the Harrington Gallery exhibit DogShow   Pups, pups, and more pups! Creative writing, reading, and games centered around everybody’s favorite four-legged friend. Program lead by Meg Fleming.

  • Ages 8-12
  • Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • 4:00-5:00pm
  • Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center
  • $5 Suggested Donation