Community & Family Events

Join us for a fun day of learning and creating artwork together. Community members and families are invited to visit Kala and participate in hands-on workshops and activities that connect to our exhibitions on view and/or explore a variety of themes related to the community as we learn new art-making skills. Themes may include family, legacy, culture, traditions, belonging, and identity. To learn more, please contact

Upcoming Events

Community Art Workshop: Lunar New Year – Creating Paper Lanterns 

Date: Jan 28, 2023
Time: 12-3 pm
Location: Kala Community Classroom @ Kala Art Institute
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Lunar New Year brings families together to celebrate the new year, with lighting a lantern as a way to bring good fortune, make a wish, or set an intention. In many Asian cultures, the lantern during Lunar New Year gathers people and stories together. In this workshop, participants will design and build a unique lantern using matboards and translucent materials, incorporating images and text. Participants will learn various book arts/printmaking tools and techniques to build and decorate their own lanterns to take home. We will explore pattern, adventures in time reversal, and the distance between the real and the ideal. If you’d like to personalize your lantern, we invite participants to bring a small and light object/paper to add to it.

This Lantern Mark workshop will be facilitated by artist Linda Zeb Hang and Kala staff.

*DThis community workshop is open for all ages (5 yrs and up). Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Mask-wearing indoors is required for all visitors in Kala’s gallery and community classroom. Space limited. 

Artist Bio: Linda Zeb Hang(she/they) is a sculptor, dancer, book expedition designer, lithographer, publisher and living soil/foods advocate. Born in South-side Stockton, California to working-class Hmong refugees, Linda’s point of view is rooted in their Animistic, Shaman and Buddhist ‘life-world.’ Linda studied sculpture, Typographic Design, Book Arts and Horticulture in San Francisco CA and lives and works in Oakland CA.


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