With degrees in Childhood Development, Theatre Arts, English, and Music our instructors have over 80 years of combined teaching experience and have directed/acted/or produced over 200 main-stage productions.
The bottom line is you won't find owners and teachers as experienced, passionate, talented, caring, fun, and artistic as the faculty at the Harrington Arts Academy.
At the Harrington Arts Academy we offer courses in stage acting, musical theatre, improvisation, acting for the camera, creative movement, dance, drawing, painting, creative writing, mommy and me activities, voice, speech, and arts and crafts. To maximize the students‘ interest in the arts we carefully select courses from our catalogue to offer each new quarter. Culminating each 4-8 week course we’ll host an intimate gathering showcasing the students’ talents, highlighting their successes. We also provide unique family experiences (i.e. themed dance nights, socials, parties, and other fun-filled events). Eliminating the competitive nature of theatre/dance allows us to focus entirely on individual growth and the creative process.
Exploring creativity spans all ages, that’s why our course catalogue ranges from toddlers to adults.
|About the Owners: |
We are a husband and wife team with a love for the arts, education, and relating to students of all ages. With many years of teaching experience and a family tradition of educators and artists, we are committed to sharing our passion with Loveland and the surrounding communities.
| ||Brandon Harrington: |
Brandon has been a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past eight years. With a degree in Theatre Arts and a teaching credential in Secondary English, Brandon has taught Accelerated 9th grade English, Technical Theatre, Beginning/Advanced Acting, Rehearsal and Performance, Speech and Debate, Writer’s Workshop, and has directed 12 stage productions; Beauty and the Beast, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Wiz, Rent, and Jesus Christ Superstar just to name a few. He recently won an “Excellence in Arts” award from his district and his drama program was recognized as one of the top 50 programs west of the Mississippi. He grew up in the theatre, as both his parents were Drama teachers. In fact, both his parents and younger sister Brittany are currently directing shows at Loveland High School. Being an educator is in his blood and he loves sharing the arts with aspiring students. Brandon is a working actor and is the creator and star of his own one-man kid’s TV show, The Boo Show www.thebooshow.com. He has also performed in over 40 stage productions. In addition to being an accomplished director and actor, Brandon also is an experienced scenic artist, choreographer, and has owned his own DJ business. Besides his growing family and loved ones, nothing is more important to him than being a teacher and expressing himself through the wonderful world of theatre.
|Lauren Harrington: |
Lauren has been a Kindergarten teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past eight years. Graduating Summa Cum Laude with her multiple subject teaching credential and an emphasis in childhood development, Lauren has excelled as an educator. She is a dancer, actress, choreographer, director, make up artist, and loving mom. Lauren has performed in 15 stage productions. Some of her favorites include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bye Bye Birdie, Cabaret, Crazy for You and The Wiz. Lauren has been an aerobic and “Spinning” instructor, cheerleading coach, and personal trainer, making fitness and healthy living high priorities. Lauren has also taught Drama and Speech/Debate to children ages 6-12 for the Ohlone College program, “Ohlone for Kids.” Lauren believes in nurturing each child’s creative potential.