Kala Art Institute’s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education.

The heart of Kala’s mission as a vital, California art-making hub is supporting artists and engaging the community. Kala offers professional facilities to those working in and across printmaking and digital media, installation, sound, and performance.

Kala Gallery will be closed for a private event on Thursday, January 18, 2-5pm. Please call the office (510-841-7000) if you have any questions. Thank you!

Adult Classes

2018 Classes Online!

Kala’s adult education programs connect communities of learners. We provide unique studio opportunities that align with Kala’s overall mission to help artists sustain their creative work. Kala classes are taught by working artists and utilize our exceptional equipment. Develop a new skill, build on previous experience, or take a class just for fun! Private group instruction and tutoring sessions are also available.

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Class Spotlight on Intro to Printmaking

For beginners, this course will provide an intensive experience with the medium of printmaking. Students will have a chance to learn and work in relief printing, intaglio, monotype, collagraph, and more!

Space is limited, so sign up today!

Tuition: $420
Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
Tuesdays, January 9, 2018 — February 27, 2018

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Camp Kala

Engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute. Class sizes are small so everyone receives individual attention from Kala’s fabulous teaching artists and assistants. Each week offers new projects and materials culminating in a gallery exhibition and celebration of student work. Discover new creativity this summer at Camp Kala!

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Events & Performances

Zhiwan Cheung
Zhiwan Cheung

Kala Gallery Talks with Media Arts Fellows Zhiwan Cheung & Christoph Steger

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7-8:30pm
Kala Gallery: 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

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Artist-in-Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program provides accepted artists with 24-hour access to Kala’s Print Studio and Electronic Media Center. Established in 1974, Kala’s Artist-in-Residence program is geared towards providing short- and long-term communal studio space at low monthly rates to both emerging and established artists. The program has steadily grown to reach its current annual population of approximately seventy-five artists from the Bay Area and beyond.

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