Learn More- After School Studio Online

We are excited to welcome students to the 2020-2021 Kala After School Studio Online program. Our team of educators and staff are here to support our young artists’ creativity throughout the year!

Classes & Instructors
Fall Season: September- December 2020
Spring Season: January- May 2021

The After School Studio Online classes are designed for K-2nd and 3rd-5th grade students. Classes meet via Zoom weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 – 5:00pm with 3rd-5th graders, and Wednesdays at 2:30-3:45 pm with K-2nd graders.

Classes are small and taught by experienced Kala teaching artists. Small class size allows for group and individual interactions between students and instructors as they learn, create, and share together. Our teaching artists each bring a unique artistic and teaching experience that students will love!

– Tuesdays: Art class designed for students in 3rd-5th grades. (12 weeks)
– Wednesdays: Art class designed for students in K- 2nd grades. (12 weeks)
– Thursdays: Art class designed for students in 3rd-5th grades. (12 weeks)

Technical Needs You’ll need a computer or tablet, wifi, and access to Zoom. Check out this FAQ for helpful tips.
– Laptop, desktop, or tablet with microphone and webcam inputs.
– Online classes are delivered on the Zoom app, so please make sure to install and test the app beforehand. You can download the software on zoom.us
– Also, a strong, consistent, high-speed internet connection. To test your connection visit zoom.us/test

Zoom Link and Login When you register online, you’ll be  provided with a Zoom link and login information. Please use this link during the semester when logging  into the weekly live-streamed sessions.

Art activities will be recorded so students can access them if they miss a session. We’re taking recommended precautions to ensure that our sessions are secure. Please make sure you review and sign our Online Class Waiver which you can access through your ActiveNet account.

Online Class Expectations & Sharing We’ll be sharing work, ideas, techniques, and thoughts together online, cultivating a culture of respect, collaboration, and creativity.

– Please be prompt. Classes will begin promptly at 2:30 pm (K-2nd grades) or 3:30 pm (3rd-5th) daily. Make sure your child stays hydrated and has snacks nearby, as needed.
– Please set aside a safe and quiet space for your child to work at during the program duration.
– Make sure students have access their art kit supplies and any assistance from a parent/guardian, if needed. Younger children may need some supervision.

Kala will share updates with parents/guardians including access to the class recordings, and Padlet (online gallery/bulletin board) that students and instructors will use to share artwork, resource materials, lessons plans, etc. ​

Art Supplies & Materials Art supplies are included in the program tuition, but students are welcome to use their own. Most of our projects will use materials students already have; a supply  list will be provided before the program start. Please make sure you have these materials at home: scissors, pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, paper, and ruler. If you don’t have these, we can add them to the art kit. Help us assess your materials needs by submitting the survey below.

  Art Supply & Equipment Survey

Curbside Pickup of Art Supplies Curbside pick of art supplies will take place at Kala Art Institute Gallery located at our San Pablo Avenue space at 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 (Click here for directions). Contact youtharts@kala.org as soon as possible if you are unable to pick up art supplies during these times. 

Please Note Shipping is available for an additional fee and varies on location  and how much lead time before a session begins (approx. $15-$30 ).  We strongly encourage families to request any shipping needs early so that students receive their materials on time (approx. 3-6 business days).

View Current Curbside Pickup Information

Contact Kala Youth Arts Education Program
Tel: 510.841.7000 x203  or 510.306.1541 ( number preferred while working remotely) • E-mail: youtharts@kala.org

Instructor Bios


Erina Davidson is a printmaker and teaching artist at  Kala’s Artists-In-Schools program, Saturday Teen Studio, and the After School Studio Program. She received her BFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, where she was an undergraduate teaching assistant with a focus on intaglio and screenprinting. She was previously a printmaker in residence at Second State Press in Philadelphia, PA and has made work at the Dirt Palace in Providence, RI where she contributed a window installation in 2015. In addition to being a part of the youth art programs, she is also currently a studio assistant in Kala’s print studio.


Jocelyn Jones is is a Bay Area native from Berkeley, California.  She studied fine art at San Francisco State University, graduating in 2009 with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in art studio practice and cinema production.  She is a multi-disciplinary artist, working primarily in painting and drawing figurative work. She teaches art to youth of all ages throughout the Bay Area.