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Teen Studio After School (Fall)

Strengthen your art skills, and explore your creativity!

Have your own art goals? New to making art? 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!

Teens will explore different modes of expression and creative processes while improving technical, representational, and conceptual skills. Participants will gather weekly in skill-based art-making, and hands-on projects in a fun, supportive studio environment led by professional artists.

Youth will practice different drawing, painting, and print media tools and techniques while working from observation and reference. Through weekly focused assignments, participants will be supported in pursuing their own personal art goals and interests in specific media, or artistic aspects they want to learn and develop. Kala instructors work closely with participants to create an inclusive space for creativity, inquiry, self-expression, reflection, and collaboration. All levels are welcome.

While at Kala, they will have the opportunity to connect with Kala’s Residency Program artists and visit Kala’s Print Studio, Digital Media Lab, and gallery exhibitions on view.

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Grades:  6-12th

Fall Semester runs from  Sept 13- Dec 6, 2023 (12 sessions)

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

  • Tuition: $710
  • Location: Kala Gallery and Community Classroom
  • Instructor: Yael Levy
  • 10 Classes
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023 — December 6, 2023
  • 4:00 PM — 6:30pm
  • Materials fee included with tuition


About the Instructor:

Yael Levy is a mixed media artist, storyteller, printmaker, and art teacher based in Berkeley, CA. She draws, paints, collages, and writes. She often self publishes her work, and sometimes prints and binds it by hand. She loves playing with forms and format and mixing digital and tactile techniques. Most of Yael’s work is based on her own experience as a brown, bi-racial, bilingual, and bisexual woman. She also enjoys telling others’ stories, making up imaginary creatures, and just painting images of beautiful nature. She believes the creative process to be its own reward and the act of making an incredible tool for healing and growing. Born and raised in Israel, Yael first moved to New York City in 2002 to attend the Art Students League of New York, later completing a BFA of Illustration from Parsons The New School for Design(2011). After four years doing design and illustrations for The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, she moved to California to pursue an MFA in Comics at CCA (2017). In recent years she’s been a Teaching Artist with Kala Art Institute, Richmond Art Center, and JCC of the East Bay and ran workshops for various Zine Fests. Her work has been published by The Nib (2018), Birdy Magazine(2019), Forward Comix(2017 & 2020), The Baylies(2021) and SAW(2021). www.leahyaellevy.com