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After School Studio Thursdays (Fall 2023)

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: The tuition is a flat fee regardless of participant arrival/departure. Visit Learn More- Program Info for more details, COVID-19 protocols, tuition assistance, and payment and cancellation policy.

Fall Semester: September – December 21, 2023
No Classes: November 20-24, 2023

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

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

  • Tuition: $580
  • Location: Kala Gallery and Classroom
  • Instructor: Jennifer Mazzucco / Joseph Rose
  • 11 Classes
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023 — December 21, 2023
  • 2:45 PM — 5:30 PM
  • Materials included


About the Instructor:

Jennifer Mazzucco is an artist and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford and Masters degree in teaching from Pace University. Jennifer is also a  freelance illustrator focusing primarily on children’s books and editorials, and co-founder of two arts-related non-profit organizations. Her watercolor illustrations have been published in the Society of Illustrators, Psychology Today, Family Circle among many other publications. She illustrated children’s books for both Gibb’s Smith and AugustHouse Publishers including The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday, an Appalachian Folktale by Donald Davis. Her paintings, mixed media work, and handmade books have been exhibited at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Ridgefield Dance Conservatory, Joseloff Galleries, Enchanted Garden Studios, and more. Her large-scale work has been commissioned by private clients, yoga studios, and retreat centers. When Jennifer is not in her studio making art or teaching it, she is immersed in nature with her tripawd rescue pup Jyoti and filming snails in the courtyard for inspiration. The body of work she is presently working on contains a prolific series of color wheels, geometric mandala-inspired art, flora, fauna, and beyond.  jennifermazzucco.com

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