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.

Holiday Closure: Kala gallery will be closed from Nov 24 – 28. We will reopen on Wed, Dec 1.

Kala Art Institute is located in Huichin, the home territory of Chochenyo speaking Ohlone people, on unceded Lisjan Ohlone land. While Kala can claim space, the Ohlone community is not federally recognized, has no land base, and has been politically and economically marginalized. We acknowledge that this is a complicated history in which we benefit from the genocide of Indigenous communities past and present. Please join us in reflecting and honoring the sacrifices and invaluable contributions made by the Indigenous culture bearers who came before us and are here now.

Teen Studio Program

Teen Studio- Drawing & Painting

Teen Studio – Upcoming Classes in 2022

Tuesdays, 4- 5:30pm (1.5 hrs)
Jan 4- Mar 8 (10 weeks)
Grades: 6-12

Tuesdays, 5:45- 7:15pm (1.5 hrs)
Jan 4- Mar 8 (10 weeks)
Grades: 6-12

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After School Program


Our fun and interactive art making experiences are designed for young artists in K-5th grades.

  • After School Studio Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-5:30 pm
    Spring Semester: January 4- June 2, 2022
  • 10% Multi-child / Multi-session Discount
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