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.

*Please note, all of Kala’s in-person and off-site youth arts and family  programs will resume as virtual art experiences this fall. Please check back for updates.

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After School Studio

Enrollment for our After School Studio Online Is Now Open!
Designed for artists in grades K-5.

September 16 – December 17, 2020 (Fall)
January 5- May 27, 2021 (Spring)

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 pm (grades 3-5)
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 pm (grades K-2)

In our small, online classes, we offer lots of hands-on project activities, including art lessons every day, where students explore a variety of media (drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, etc.) and themes related to the world around them. Classes are led by our amazing teaching artists who create a fun, responsive and supportive online environment for all students. Trial Days available!

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Arts Enrichment Online

Fall 2020 Arts Enrichment Online Enrollment Open!
Sign up for Kala’s fun and interactive online after school arts enrichment program designed for students in grades K-5.

10 sessions remaining this fall, 1 hr each. Sign up now!

September 17 – December 18, 2020 (Fall)

Fridays, 2:30-3:30 pm (grades K-5)

Arte y Cultura: Folk Art from Latin America: Students explore art, color, pattern, and shapes while learning about folk art from Latin America. Trial Days available!

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School Programs

This fall,  our AIS program  has moved online. We currently offer virtual art experiences through Zoom to schools, families, and community partners, for both during and after school classes. Kala is offering the following AIS Arts Enrichment Online programs for students from September- December 2020. Learn more about our fall 2020 online programming!

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Saturday Teen Studio

Enrollment for 2020-2021 coming soon!
Kala Art Institute will soon be offering our Teen Studio program online using Zoom . The program offers a focused studio environment where middle and high school students can dive deep into the creative process. Our time together includes skill-based instruction in a variety of visual art media. Students are encouraged to follow their own vision in applying the techniques that we are exploring together. We offer professional art materials and instruction.

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Field Trips

We invite classrooms to participate in Kala’s 2020 guided virtual field-trip program that includes a virtual gallery tour and an interactive art-making activity in conjunction with our exhibitions on view.

View original artwork in a (virtual) gallery environment, learn from working artists and build observation, discussion, critical thinking and art-making skills along the way.

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Camp Kala

And It’s a Wrap!

Thank you to all the families, students, and teachers who made Camp Kala Online 2020 an amazing experience for all! This summer camp was a unique experience  for everyone and we hope to continue to see you again as we continue to build  our virtual programming throughout the school year.  If you have any questions on our past programs, please contact youtharts@kala.org.


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Professional Development

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. 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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