LIVERMORE, CA – (May 15, 2017) – Enrollment has begun for a range of Summer Enrichment Programs offered to students in grades 3–12 by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.  The camps will provide interactive, hands-on experiences, allowing students to explore art, music, acting, writing, and/or engineering, and touching on key elements in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) curriculum.

One program, Summer Art at the Bothwell, is offered in multiple sessions and can be repeated with different art projects completed each time. The first program, an engineering-focused camp begins June 12, 2017, and the last program, a music camp focused on singing and songwriting techniques led by performers Derik Nelson and Family, begins August 7th. A bring-your-own-lunch, extended care option is offered July 17–21 for an added fee. Special prices are available for Livermore residents and a limited number of scholarships are available through the LVPAC Education Fund, for more information contact Kiran Guleria, Education Program Manager, at 925-583-2312 or [email protected]

The LVPAC Summer Enrichment Programs offered are:

Engineering Camp offers a chance for students to increase their tinkering confidence by building a “smart bird” that can float, play music, act as a nightlight, and play games. The camp teaches real skills in consumer electronics, wiring and the basics of C++, circuit boards and sound waves. One session for grades 3-6 runs from 12:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, June 12-15. Location: Bothwell Arts Center

Summer Art at the Bothwell: Three one-week sessions allow students to create multiple projects using various media from watercolor, acrylic and pencils, to clay, fabrics and more. At the close of each week, an artist’s exhibit will showcase completed works. Sessions run from 10:00 am – 4:00pm Monday through Fridays, June 26-30, July 31 to August 4, August 7-11. Two levels are offered for students in grades 2-5 or grades 6-12. Location: Bothwell Arts Center

Creative Writing Camp lets students expand their storytelling abilities while strengthening fundamental skills such as sentence structure, vocabulary use, and narrative creation. They will also learn how to analyze and correct drafts. One session for grades 3- 12 runs from 9:30 – 11:30 am, Monday through Friday, July 17-21. Location: Bothwell Arts Center

Shakespeare Camp, led by artists from Livermore Shakespeare Festival, will have students finding their inner actor with theater games and improv. Younger students craft costumes, while older students learn to analyze scripts and relate character’s stories to their own. The program ends with a performance for family and friends. The two-week program runs July 17 – 28, from 1:00 – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Students are split into two levels, grades 3-5 or 6-8. Location: Bothwell Arts Center

A Music Camp for teens, led by sibling singer/songwriters Derik Nelson & Family, will build singing, songwriting and performance skills as well as explore the use of media in music today. Derik, Riana and Dalten will be performing at the Bankhead at the close of the week. One session from 10:00 – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, August 7-11 for students grades 6-12.  Location: Bankhead Theater

For camp fees, registration and other information visit bothwell.lvpac.org.

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center offers wide-ranging programs that provide access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond. In-school student assemblies, community cultural events, classes, workshops, and camps are scheduled throughout the year, reaching thousands of young people. Major annual events such as STEAM Fest in the fall and the new Innovation Fair in the spring help students connect their classroom learning with the wider world. In addition, the LVPAC Educational Fund underwrites $16 student tickets for most performances at the Bankhead Theater, as well as limited scholarships for camps and workshops.

Located in the heart of downtown Livermore at 2400 First Street, the Bankhead Theater welcomes artists from diverse musical genres, as well as theater, dance, comedy and other entertainment for all ages. The Bothwell Arts Center at 2466 Eighth Street is an arts incubator, offering affordable studio, classroom, rehearsal, performance and event space. Art exhibits curated by the Bothwell are on display year round in the Visitor’s Center and Gallery in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater which is open to the public seven days a week with free admission. Together the Bankhead and Bothwell are home to nine resident performing arts companies and over 40 studio artists and cultural arts instructors.