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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Adult Classes

January – May 2023 classes are here! – Gift certificates now available for the new year 

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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Teen Studio Program (6-12th)

Classes for Youth in Grades 6-12

⊕ After School Teen Studio Art- 3/15 – 5/17
⊕ Compass Drawing: Topophilia & A Sense of Place – 3/16 – 4/20
⊕ Drawing for Teens- 3/21 – 5/30
⊕ Teen Studio Trial Days

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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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After School Programs (1st-5th)

After School Studio program

Fun, interactive art-making experiences designed for young artists in Grades 1-5

⊕ Tue: 2:45-5:30 pm: Jan 3- May 23 (spots still available)
⊕ Thur, 2:45-5:30 pm: Jan 5- May 25 (spots still available)

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

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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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Professional Development & Resources

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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. Additionally, access education resources for school and home use. Please contact us for more info: education@kala.org

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