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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Teen Studio

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Teen Studio – March & April Classes
Register now for new and exciting Teen Studio Online class!

In Reel Time: Intro to Digital Storytelling
Dates: March 10- May 26, 2021
Wednesdays, 3-5pm
Ages: 13-24 years old
Free! Stipend!

Drawing the Figure: Experimenting with Graphite & Ink (Online)
Dates: March 27, April 3, April 10
Saturdays, 1-4 pm

Linoleum Block Printing: Transfer, Carve, and Print (Online)
Dates: April 14, 21, 28
Wednesdays, 4-6pm

Watercolor Painting: Layers, Edges, and Effects (Online)
Dates: April 17, 21, May 1
Saturdays, 1-3 pm

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Adult Classes

Kala Adult Classes

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We are so excited to offer new online adult workshops! We are working on creating more online classes and programming for our winter season. Stay tuned for more information! We are also rolling out new sliding scale and sponsored enrollment options.

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Family & Community Workshops

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Needle & Thread: Designing with Embroidery

Dates: March 20, 27, April 2
Saturdays, 11:00- 12:30 pm

Join us for this intergenerational, three-session virtual embroidery workshop!

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After School Programs

Enroll in Kala’s Spring After School Programs Online Today!

Partake in fun, interactive, and virtual art making experiences designed for young artists in K-5th grades. Trial Days available. Tuition assistance available.

After School Studio: Ongoing Enrollment
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 pm: Grades K-2
Wednesdays,  4:00- 5:30 pm: Grades 3-5

Arts Enrichment- Arte y Cultura: Ongoing Enrollment
Fridays, 2:30- 3:45 pm: Grades K-5

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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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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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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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