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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Teen Studio

Teen Studio -November & December Sessions

Register now for new and exciting Teen Studio Online classes!

Intro do Digital Imaging: Exploring the Surreal
Session Dates: December 3, 10, 17
Grades 6-12

Intro to (Analog) Graphic Design: Japanese Design, Contemporary Collage, and More 
Session Dates: Dec 5, 12, 19
Grades 7-12

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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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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.

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After School Programs

Enroll in Kala’s fall After School Programs Online Today!

Partake in fun, interactive, and virtual art making experiences designed for young artists in K-5th grades. Trial Days available. Tuition assistance available.

After School Studio:
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 pm: Grades K-2
Thursdays, 3:30- 5:00 pm: Grades 3-5

Arts Enrichment:
Fridays, 2:30- 3:30 pm: Grades K-5

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