Saturday Teen Studio

Join Kala’s Saturday Teen Studio Art program for skill-based art making during the academic year!

Designed for artists in grades 6-12
Saturdays, usually 3-6 session classes, 1.5-2 hrs each session
10% multi-session / sibling discount. Tuition Assistance available.

*In-person youth arts programs will resume as virtual online studio art experiences and classes this fall. Please check-in for program updates. Fall/spring classes TBA soon.


Past teen classes include:

  • Figure Drawing
  • Collage & The Artistic Process
  • Portraiture
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Comics & Zines
  • Artist Books
  • Urban/Nature Drawing
  • Digital Photography


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.

Beatriz Escobar is an artist and educator working primarily with participatory art projects, installation and photography. Beatriz believes that art can free our imaginations and offer inspiration for us to shape the world we want to live in. Beatriz is originally from Brazil and is now based in the Bay Area, where she received her MFA in Social Practice from California College of the Arts. She is photography mentor to youth with First Exposures, a member of the Dia de los Muertos Committee at the Oakland Museum of California, and a Program Associate at Destiny Arts Center. Beatriz received a 2017 CCA Impact Award 2017, and 2019 Alternative Exposure Grant from Southern Exposure. She was a 2017-2018 Creative Dissent Fellow at YBCA and is currently an Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts.

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.

Ava Morton is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator from Houston, Texas. Morton’s writing and artistic practices are entwined and often focus on (re)contextualization, subversion, and affect. Her most recent research takes a particular interest in linguistics, sound, and the boundaries of the body. Her studio practice employs the tactics of drawing in space, to build loosely figurative sculptures and videos. She has taught art to young people at SFMOMA, Art4Life, and Art Mix Creative Learning Center. Morton received her BFA and BA in Biological-Anthropology from UC-Santa Barbara, and an MFA and MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts.


Contact us with any questions or 510-841-7000  x203