Payment Options

General Enrollment
This is the basic class tuition which factors in admin fees, paying teaching artists a competitive wage,  and studio/facility use. This is a self funded program and participant fees allow us to continuously offer education in core classes and experiment with new classes and processes.

Pay It Forward Enrollment
If it is within your means, you can pay more than the general class tuition to sponsor someone in need of financial assistance!

Scholarship I & II Enrollment
This reduced class tuition is reserved for those who would not otherwise be able to take this class because of funds. These tickets are limited, so please select General Enrollment if this does not apply to you.

Member Discount
Kala Members at the Artist/Student level and above save 10% on all classes. Become a member today!

Additional Financial Aid 
If you are seeking further tuition assistance in order to enroll in an adult class, please complete and submit this form at least 2 – 4 weeks before the first day of class. (Note: Please be aware that certain classes may fill up before this timeline.) Our goal is to provide support to as many applicants as possible; however we have limited scholarship funds available during the year. We ask each participant to contribute what they can.

Buy a gift certificate online for the Kala class of your choice – or for a dollar amount! Let your creative loved ones experience the excellent workshops taught by Kala’s community of professional artists.

We will send you a customized gift certificate that you can use to present as a gift. It will include the gift recipients name and any message that you submitted. The gift certificate will be e-mailed to you as a printable pdf unless you request a hardcopy.

Please note that the recipient (or if it’s a child, their guardian) will need to enter the coupon code on the gift certificate at checkout.

Thank you for choosing Kala Art Institute! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at or (510) 841-7000 x 202