After School Studio

At Kala, we nurture curiosity and creativity through the arts. Students explore, learn, and experiment with a variety of visual art media, techniques and concepts, and dive deep into the creative process. Our interactive art experiences encourage students to connect, to collaborate, and to explore important issues and themes related to our personal and community experiences.

In our small classes, teaching artists engage students in skill-based instruction and hands-on project activities where they learn, share, and celebrate their work. Our instructors are practicing artists, and child whisperers who create fun, responsive and supportive home studio environments for all young artists. Class activities include storytelling, studio time, games, movement, and ongoing self-reflection to build trust and understanding.

*Families: Please follow this link to the Arts Enrichment Online classes found in the PTA After School Enrichment Program Directory. These classes are now open to all families, anywhere.

Enrollment for Kala’s fall After School Studio Online Is Now Open!

Join Kala’s After School Studio Online for fun, interactive, and virtual art making experiences for young artists throughout the school year! Designed for young artists in grades K-5.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO OUR AFTER SCHOOL STUDIO PROGRAM

Program Dates
September 16 – December 17, 2020 (Fall)
January 5- May 27, 2021 (Spring)

Schedule
Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm (Grades 3-5, 12 weeks)
Wednesdays from 2:30-3:45pm (Grades K-2, 12 weeks)

Enrollment Options During the Academic Year
We offer semester or full year online after school studio program enrollment on Tuesdays , Wednesdays, and Thursdays, depending on the age group.  Choose one or two days per week, on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays (grades 3-5) or one day a week on Wednesdays (grades K-2). Enroll for only the fall season or fall and spring season. At this time, we do not offer programming during school holidays, no-school days, etc. In general, we follow the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) calendar.

Mid-Season Enrollment
We offer rolling mid-session enrollment, when space is available, and prorate tuition based on the actual number of remaining days in the program.

Multi-child / Multi-session Discount
Enroll 2 kids, 2 days per week, or 2  sessions  during the year and save 10%.

Tuition Assistance
We are committed to including all families in our youth and family programs. Please contact us to inquire about tuition assistance at youtharts@kala.org or 510-841-7000 x203.

Learn More About Our After School Studio Online Program

Break Dates
November 23- 27: Thanksgiving Break
December 21- January 1: Winter Break
April 3-9: Spring Break

Payment
Your total tuition will be based on the actual number of days in the BUSD calendar on the day of your program. If you select the payment plan option, 10% of the tuition (based on selected sessions) is due at the time of enrollment, then the balance will be divided into equal monthly payments, regardless of the number of classes in that specific month. Tuition includes art supplies.

Payments are automatically debited on the first day of the month from September-June. If you are enrolling mid-year, please contact us to request that your payment be pro-rated from the time you enroll through the remainder of the school year.

Cancellation & Withdrawal Policy
Please note that registrations are for a full academic year, however, we do allow mid-season withdrawals per our youth arts cancellation and withdrawal policy. Kala reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment or other circumstances.

Virtual Trial Days
We want your child to experience our program so your family can decide if it is the best fit for them. We schedule trial days on a space-available basis. Single trial days are $33 (90 min) for the older group (3-5th grade) and $27.50 (75 min) for the younger group (kindergarten – 2nd grade).  If you then sign up for the program, your total tuition will be prorated for the time remaining in our year.

Trial Day tuition does not include art supplies. You will receive a list of supplies to be used on that day, which may include drawing paper, construction paper, pencil, scissors, eraser, color pencils, crayons, markers, and glue. If families need access to such supplies, please contact . We have a limited amount of gently used art materials we can provide but only for Curbside Pickup. Contact youtharts@kala.org to schedule a trial day.

Click here to Register for a Trial Day

Please Note: All students must complete kindergarten before the start of the after school studio program. Workshop content and teaching staff may be subject to change.

Contact us to learn more youtharts@kala.org 510-841-7000 x 203