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 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
⊕ Wed, 2:45- 5:30 pm: Jan 11- May 17
⊕ Thur, 2:45-5:30 pm: Jan 5- May 25

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

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Teen Studio Program (6-12th)

Classes for Youth in Grades 6-12

⊕ ENROLL NOW: Drawing Exploration: Observation, Imagination, and Memory- 11/29- 12/13

⊕ After School Teen Studio Art
⊕ Drawing for Teens
⊕ Teen Studio: Zine Workshop
⊕ Teen Studio Trial Days

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Adult Classes

Spring (January – May 2023) classes are here! – Gift certificates now available for the new year – Early Bird 10% Discount through 12/19

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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Artists in Schools & Community

In 2021-2022, our AIS program is partnering up with schools and community partners  with in person and online workshops and classes for both during school and after school,

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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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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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