Saturday Teen Studio
Join Kala’s Saturday Teen Studio Art program for skill-based art making during the academic year!
*Please note, some Kala’s in-person youth arts programs will resume as virtual studio art experiences and classes. Please check-in for class updates.
Designed for artists in grades 6-12
Session 1: February 22, 29, March 7
Session 2: May 30, June 6, 13 New online virtual classes!
Instructor: Yael Levy
Learn to draw the figure, facial expressions, and portraits. We will focus on proportion and anatomy, line quality, value and composition strategies to improve your technical skills. Explore different methods and materials while drawing from reference and observation. We will have the unique and novel opportunity to explore how learning together online using Zoom can inform the studio environment. The class will review, discuss, create, and share artwork during these sessions. All levels welcome.
Saturdays from 1pm-2:30pm
Create, Collect & Collage: Exploring The Artistic Process Through Inspiration Boards
May 23, May 30, June 6 New online virtual classes!
Instructor: Erina Davidson
Students will reflect on different ways that they create their inspiration boards/image libraries digitally (online, desktop files, Pinterest, Instagram, etc) and manually (magazine cut outs, newspapers, printed images, cutouts from books, photographs, stickers, etc.). Class will discuss the importance of inspiration boards and image libraries in our own art-making, and how to make a body (multiple pieces) of artwork directly informed by our personal interests and themes that are important to us. Class will include group discussions, slide shows, and student sharing of work over Zoom. Students will create their own physical inspiration board (2D mixed media piece) using a variety of found materials, hand-drawing/painted elements, digital photography, and printouts they’ve collected over time. How can we make art on our own time, in our own space? What does it look like when we turn our digital inspiration boards into a physical piece of art?
Saturdays from 3pm-4:30pm
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.
Leah Yael Levy is a visual artist storyteller and teacher based in Berkeley, CA. Born and raised in Israel, she first moved to New York City in 2002 to attend the Art Students League of New York, and later completed a BFA of Illustration from Parsons the New School for Design (2011). She moved to California to pursue an MFA in Comics at California College of the Arts (2017). She is a Teaching Artist in Kala’s Artists in Schools program and was an Artist In Residence at Kala. She also teaches Mural Painting for the Richmond Art Center and various art classes for the JCC of the East Bay.
$135 per session. 10% multi-session / sibling discount.
Tuition Assistance available.