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.

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: Woodcut Printing on T-Shirts and Textiles

Learn to print on t-shirts and textiles using traditional methods of woodblock carving. Each student will carve their own blocks to create a single image on a shirt, or a repeating pattern on a larger textile. We will discuss graphic design, drawing, block carving, tools and press operation. This method uses a high density ink, specially made for beautiful block prints on cotton fabric, that is resilient to fading and wear.  Each student gain a greater understanding of the relief carving process and translate their ideas into a wearable object. No experience necessary.

Space is limited, so sign up today!

Tuition: $210
Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
Mondays, July 16, 2018 — July 30, 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

Left: Among Points, Along Lines, Sarah Klein & David Kwan - Right: Note to Self, Rachel Livendale

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 2pm
Artists’ Talk with Sarah Klein/David Kwan and Rachel Livedalen

Join us for an afternoon gallery talk with Kala Media Arts Fellows Sarah Klein and David Kwan & Kala Fellowship Artist Rachel Livedalen on Saturday, June 23 at 2pm.

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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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