Exinclusivity -Space of InclusionReception: Thursday, October 17, 6-8pm

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.

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Veterans Residency Program

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Kala’s Veteran Artist-in-Residence (AIR) and Exhibition program will provide four California artists with a six-month residency with 24/7 access to Kala’s state-of-the-art technical facilities, along with the opportunity to produce work in collaboration with Kala programs, including an exhibition in the Kala gallery. Veteran artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply.

Deadline to Apply for 2019-2020 is November 15th, 2019.

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Adult Classes

New Summer/Fall Kala Art Classes ready for sign-ups

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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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After School Studio

Join Kala’s After School Studio for fun art making throughout the school year!
Designed for artists in grades TK-5
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30-5:30pm

We offer two snacks per day and lots of hands-on project activities. There are focused art lessons every day and several free choice activities in a variety of media (drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, etc.). Our instructors are practicing artists, and child whisperers, who know when the kids need to go outside to play on the grass. Instructors read books, play games and listen to music to create a fun, responsive and supportive environment for all students.

BUSD offers transportation from BAM, Oxford, Cragmont and Washington elementary schools.

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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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Saturday Teen Studio

Enrollment open for 2019-2020
Kala Art Institute is offering a Saturday Studio program in our San Pablo Avenue studio. The program offers a focused studio environment where middle and high school students can dive deep into the creative process. Our time together includes skill-based instruction in a variety of visual art media. Students are encouraged to follow their own vision in applying the techniques that we are exploring together. We offer professional art materials and instruction on our printmaking presses.

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