Kala’s education programs are at the heart of our work. As a community-oriented organization, Kala Art Institute is firmly committed to quality art education for all local children, youth and adults. We offer Artists-in-Schools (AIS) programs, summer camps and workshops for youth and families, and open registration classes for adults. With a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, we offer tuition assistance for our youth programs, and subsidies for qualifying schools.  Contact us to learn more.

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Teen Studio Program

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Teen Studio – Upcoming Classes

Saturdays, 10am- 1pm
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Ages: 12+

Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13
Ages: 12+

Tuesdays, 3:45- 4:45pm
Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9
Grades: 6-12

Tuesdays, 5- 6pm
Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9
Grades: 6-12

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After School Studio Program


Our fun and interactive art making experiences are designed for young artists in K-5th grades.

After School Studio Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-5:30 pm
Fall Semester: August 31-  December 16, 2021
Spring Semester: January 4- June 2, 2022

10% Multi-child / Multi-session Discount
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Camp Kala Summer Youth Arts Program

Thank you to all our families and young artists for participating in Camp Kala 2021!

See you next summer at Camp Kala 20221!

Camp Kala offers your child a safe, fun, and creative experience during our week-long camps in painting and drawing, mixed media, sculpture, digital photography,  and more! 10% multi-session / sibling discount.

Registration will open in January 2022

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Family & Community Workshops

Join us each month for a fun, filled afternoon of learning and creating artwork together. Explore themes related to  family, legacy, home, and community as we learn new artmaking skills.

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School Programs

This year, 2021-2022, our AIS program is partnering up with schools and communities with in person and online workshops. In 2020-2021, we offered virtual art experiences through Zoom to schools, families, and community partners, for both during and after school classes.

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Field Trips

We invite classrooms to participate in our  field-trip program (in person or online) for elementary and middle school students. Our program includes a  gallery experience and an art-making activity in conjunction with one of our fall or winter exhibitions on view.

Please check back for more information soon!

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Professional Development For Educators

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Professional development for educators is offered through both school-site programs and a variety of courses at our West Berkeley studios. Please contact us for more info: youtharts@kala.org

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Education Resources

Our Education staff compiled a list of resources that our families and students might find helpful during this time. Kala makes no claims about the efficacy or warranties of each program, network, or organization on this list. We will continue to update the content/format.

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