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After School Studio Thursdays (Fall 2022)

After School Studio (Thursdays)
During the week,  participants engage in skill-based instruction,  hands-on structured projects, and open studio time to explore and experiment. Our instructors are practicing artists who create a fun, responsive, and supportive studio environment for all young artists to share and celebrate art. Monthly themes and project activities incorporate drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, and mixed media art inspired by the art of local and contemporary artists of various intersections of identities, cultural experiences, and backgrounds.

Other class activities may include visits from guest artists, storytelling, gallery tours, games, movement, and conversational and written reflections to help build an appreciation for art and the role of art(ists) in our community.  We take a break once a day to snack and socialize.

PLEASE NOTE: Tuition fees are a flat rate regardless of participant arrival/departure. Visit Learn More- Program Info for more program details, including class schedule, transportation, safety guidelines/COVID-19 protocols, expectations, enrollment info, school breaks, tuition assistance, and payment and cancellation policy.

No Classes: November 21 – November 25: Fall Break (BUSD Calendar).

WE WILL CONTINUE TO ENROLL STUDENTS  IN SEPTEMBER.  Last day to sign up will be for the October 27th class. We will adjust tuition accordingly.

Fall Semester runs from  9/8- 12/15 (14 sessions full program)

Remaining 11 Sessions, 9/29- 12/15: $550

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

Fall 2022 Overview and Monthly Themes
– September:  Space – exploring positive + negative space, linear perspective, and proportions through drawing; paper cutouts and cyanotype making (photographic process)
– October: Painting and Murals/Muralists – mixing secondary and tertiary colors, practicing brushstrokes and gestural painting, incorporating the themes and messages of Diwali into collaborative large form painting; learning about Bay Area muralists as well as Diego Rivera and Faith Ringgold
– November: Shape and Form (3D) – Día de Muertos activities (tin art, relief sculpture), creating forms inspired by the work of Ruth Asawa, assemblage / mixed media cardboard collage, abstract sculptural forms
– December:
Mini-Exhibition – finishing projects, titling our art and exhibition, learning how to collectively put an art show together (projections, video, shadows, etc.)

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

Please note:  New this year is a 5.25% registration processing fee per order.

  • Tuition: $550
  • Location: Kala Gallery and Classroom
  • Instructor: Natalie Palms
  • 12 Classes
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022 — December 15, 2022
  • 2:45 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

Joseph (Joey) Rose Avalos-Pangilinan is a Mexican American artist and educator currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pulling inspiration from queer navigation, transformation, and community as a collective, his work aims to immortalize personal narrative and familial histories. Joey’s work promotes space as a form of catharsis, in hopes of healing those who connect with his subjects by unpacking broader conversations on themes such as trauma, familial/cultural connection and vulnerability. In 2021, Joey graduated from San Francisco State Univeristy with a BA in Studio Art and a Minor in Education, and received the 2021 Martin Wong Scholarship for Painting/Drawing. This past year, Joey has been an artist in residence at local elementary schools throughout the Bay Area, supplying colorful & vibrant pedagogy that supports the development of our young, future artists. Joey teaches onsite and offsite at the Junior Center for Art & Science and Kala Art Institute. www.instagram.com/joeyroseart