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After School Studio Thursdays (Spring 2022)

After School Studio (Thursdays)
In our small classes, participants engage in skill-based instruction, free choice options, and hands-on project activities. Our instructors are practicing artists, and child whisperers who create a fun, responsive and supportive studio environment for all young artists to share and celebrate art. Class activities include storytelling, studio time, games, movement, and ongoing self-reflection to build trust and understanding.

We offer a snacks per day, and lots of fun art activities. Lessons and project activities may include drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media art inspired by the art of local and contemporary artists of various intersections of identities, experiences and backgrounds.

Visit Learn More- Program Info for more after school studio program details, including class notes, transportation, safety guidelines/COVID-19 protocols, enrollment info, school breaks, tuition assistance, and payment and cancellation policy.

10% multi-session / sibling discount. Payment plan options available and tuition assistance.

Schedule: Thursdays,  2:30-5:30pm

Spring Session: Jan 6- June 2, 2022: $1,071 (21 weeks)

Break Dates (BUSD Calendar)
April 4-8: Spring Recess Break

Follow this link to sign up for the Tuesday Spring Session.

  • Tuition: $1071
  • Location: Kala Gallery and Classroom
  • Instructor: Natalie Palms & Erina Davidson
  • 21 Classes
  • Thursday, January 6, 2022 — June 2, 2022
  • 2:30 PM — 5:30 PM
  • Materials included


About the Instructor:


Natalie Palms is a multidisciplinary artist, working primarily in textiles. She studied Art and Social Behavioral Studies in her hometown of Los Angeles before moving to Oakland. She received her BFA in Individualized Studies at California College of the Arts in 2015.  Upon graduating, she began teaching K-8th art in numerous schools throughout the Bay Area. As a multiracial woman, creating a classroom environment focused on social emotional learning, anti-racism, and sharing culturally diverse artists is important to her. She has recently launched her own business creating accessories she hand dyes and prints, while curating and leading textile focused workshops for children and adults throughout the Bay Area. www.nataliepalms.com / natalierose_textiles


Erina Davidson is a printmaker and teaching artist at  Kala’s Artists-In-Schools program, Saturday Teen Studio, and the After School Studio Program. She received her BFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, where she was an undergraduate teaching assistant with a focus on intaglio and screenprinting. She was previously a printmaker in residence at Second State Press in Philadelphia, PA and has made work at the Dirt Palace in Providence, RI where she contributed a window installation in 2015. In addition to being a part of the youth art programs, she is also currently a studio assistant in Kala’s print studio. www.erinadavidson.com