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Teen Studio After School (Wed) Fall

Have your own art goals? New to making art? Working on a portfolio?

This class will be a place for your art practice to grow in any direction you’d like. If you don’t yet know which way you want your art to go, don’t let that stop you, we will explore many different possibilities and get inspired by different artists and styles!

Participants will gather weekly to engage in skill-based art making, and hands-on projects in a fun, supportive studio environment. Teens will explore different modes of expression and dive deep into the creative process while improving technical, representational, and conceptual skills. Our Kala instructors work closely with participants to create a space for creativity, inquiry, self-expression, reflection, and collaboration.

Youth will practice different drawing, painting, and mixed media tools and techniques while working from observation and reference.  Along with the possibility of mixing digital and traditional media, there will be opportunities to draw the figure, facial expressions, and portraits as well as still life and the landscape/environment. They will learn about line quality, shading, color, and composition Through weekly focused assignments, participants will be supported in pursuing their own personal art goals and interests such as portfolio building,  specific media, or artistic aspects they want to learn and develop. All levels are welcome, and differentiated instruction is available.

Our young artists will have the freedom to explore a range of issues and themes relevant to their lives and their communities. While at Kala, they will have the opportunity to engage with Kala’s Residency Program artists, and visit Kala’s Print Studio, Digital Media Lab, and gallery exhibitions on view.

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

Schedule: Wednesdays, 4- 6:30pm

Grades:  6-12th

Fall Semester runs from  9/14- 11/16 (10 sessions full program)

Remaining 8 Sessions (9/28- 12/15): $650

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10% multi-session / sibling discount. Monthly payment plan options available, and tuition assistance.

  • Tuition: $650
  • Location: Kala Gallery and Community Classroom
  • Instructor: champoy
  • 10 Classes
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 — November 16, 2022
  • 4:00 PM — 6:30pm
  • Materials fee included with tuition


About the Instructor:

champoy is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker and educator weaving historical and personal narratives through film, installation and performance. Born and raised in the highlands of Bukidnon, a landlocked province in the island of Mindanao, they have an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts – Major In Advertising Arts from the University Of San Carlos in the island of Cebu and an MFA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley.

In 2021, they worked on a multimedia installation project entitled “Dismantle With Care (or When There’s Nothing Hindering Something From Being A Replica Of What It Was Supposed To Transform)” which was exhibited at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives. They also made an experimental film, a collaboration with their daughter, entitled ” Ancestors Calling Collect”. The film was prompted from their research into the colonial circulation of objects from the Philippines to US museums poetically woven with moments of their life during the pandemic lockdown. It was featured as one of the films at the APAture Festival’s 2021 Film Showcase.

They are a recipient of the Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prize For Excellence In Creative Practice, the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award, a Nancy Sayavong Materials Grant, the East Bay Fund for Individuals in the Arts and very recently a fully funded fellowship through The Alternative Art School to work with artist Nato Thompson.

They are currently a graduate fellow at The Headlands Center For The Arts; the fellowship group show, “Phantom Limb”,  was exhibited at the Kala Gallery in  June 2022. They are also a co-creator at The School For The Ecocene, while also being a full-time parent.