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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After School Program (1st-5th)

After School Studio program

After School Studio is a fun, interactive art-making experience designed for young artists in Grades 1-5.
Register for the Fall Season! Open Enrollment!

⊕ Tuesdays,  ending Dec 19, 2023, 2:45-5:30 pm
⊕ Thursdays, ending Dec 21, 2023, 2:45-5:30 pm

10% Multi-child / Multi-session Discount / Sliding Scale / Tuition- Assistance

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Teen Studio Art Program (6-12th)

FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Classes for Youth in Grades 6-12

⊕ Teen Studio After School Art: Sept 13-Dec 6, 4-6:30pm
⊕ Illustration 101: Oct 5-26, 4-5:30pm
⊕ Acrylic Painting: Expressive  Layers of Color: Oct 6-Nov 3, 4-6pm
⊕ Drawing Exploration: Nov 28-Dec 12, 4-6pm
⊕ Teen Studio Trial Days

10% multi-session / sibling discount and *tuition assistance available*We will be reviewing applications for youth art programs starting August 1, 2023

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Adult Art Classes

September-December 2023 classes are here! Members Receive 10% Off

We have an exciting assortment of in-person classes to offer!

We want to hear from you! What do you want to learn? Who do you want to learn from? Take this survey and LET US KNOW!

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Group Visits & Tours

We welcome K-12 students classrooms, university/college students, and adult group visits to our Kala Gallery & Community Classroom.

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Artists in School & Community

In 2022-2023, our Artist in School and Community program is partnering up with school and community partners to bring artists to teach workshops and classes both during school and after school hours.

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Camp Kala Summer Youth Arts Program

Camp Kala 2021

Thank you to all our families and young artists for participating in Camp Kala 2023

See you next summer at Camp Kala 2024!

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Community & Family Events

Community Figure Drawing Session at Kala (Participant Drawings)

Community members and families are invited to visit Kala and participate in hands-on workshops and activities that connect to our exhibitions on view and/or explore a variety of themes related to the community as we learn new art-making skills.  To learn more, please contact education@kala.org.

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Professional Development & Resources

Alexa Heung of In Light Image 2014

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

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