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

Fall 2022 Classes are here! Check back for more classes as we add them on a rolling basis!  Early Bird 10% Discount through August 20

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)

Teen Studio Program. Images by Yael Levy

Upcoming Fall 2022 Classes for Youth in Grades 6-12

⊕ After School Teen Studio Art
⊕ Drawing for Teens
⊕ Digital Photography
⊕ Comics and Zines
⊕ Teen Studio Trial Days

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Community & Family Workshops

Image by Jocelyn Jones

Join us each month for a fun, filled afternoon of learning and creating artwork together. Explore themes related to  family, legacy, home, and community as we learn new artmaking skills.

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After School Program (1st-5th)

After school studio participants.


Check back in  early August  for Fall 2022 classes.

Our fun and interactive art making experiences are designed for young artists in K-5th grades.

  • After School Studio Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:45-5:30 pm
  • 10% Multi-child / Multi-session Discount / Tuition- Assistance
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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

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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