Learn More- After School Programs Online

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

Classes are small and allows for group and individual interactions between students and instructors. Our experienced educators bring unique teaching and learning experiences that students will love as they learn, create, and share together!

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

Online Class Expectations & Sharing
We’ll be sharing artwork, ideas, techniques, and thoughts online, and together, cultivating a culture of respect, collaboration, and creativity.
– Please be prompt. 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.
– 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, etc. ​

Art Supplies & Materials
Art supplies and materials are included in the program tuition. Students are welcome to use their own, and Kala will provide a supply list. Most of our projects will use materials students have at home–these include scissors, pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, paper, and ruler. Help us assess your materials needs by submitting the survey below.

  Art Supply & Equipment Survey

Technical Needs
– Laptop, desktop, or tablet with microphone and webcam inputs.
– Strong, consistent, high-speed WiFi and internet connection. Test your internet speed.
– Online classes delivered via the Zoom app. Please make sure to install and test the app beforehand. Download the software on zoom.us and test your connection on zoom.us/test.
– Check out this FAQ for helpful tips.

Zoom Link and Login
When you register for a Kala class, we will send you an email with a Zoom link and login information. Always use this link to log into the weekly live-streamed sessions which will be recorded;  students can access recordings if they miss a session. To ensure that our sessions are secure, we’re adhering to the recommended precautions. Please make sure you review and sign our Online Class Waiver which you can access through your ActiveNet account.

Enrollment Options During the Academic Year
Enroll for fall and/or spring seasons. We do not offer programming during school holidays, no-school days, etc. In general, we follow the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) calendar. Kala offers 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 or apply below.

Apply for Tuition Assistance

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. Payments are automatically debited on the first day of the month. Tuition includes art supplies.

Cancellation & Withdrawal Policy
Please note that registrations are for the season and/or academic year; 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.

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.

For more program information, visit Learn More- After School Program Online.

Contact: Kala Youth Arts Education Program- Tel: 510.841.7000 x203 • E-mail: youtharts@kala.org