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 from 1pm-3pm

Portraiture
September 14, 21, 28
Instructor: Erina Davidson
Using a mirror, photograph, and grid technique, students will create a final portrait incorporating a variety of drawing materials. We will learn observational skills to better understand our own image, ways of representing others, and how translate what we see onto paper.

Figure Drawing
February 22, 29, March 7
March 14. 21, 28
Instructor: Yael Levy
Learn to draw the figure, facial expressions, and portraits in this two-part workshop. We will focus on proportion and anatomy, line quality, shading, color and composition strategies to improve your technical skills. Explore different methods and materials while drawing from reference and observation, including live, clothed models! All levels welcome. Enroll in one or both sessions.

Create, Collect & Collage
April 25, May 2, 9
Instructor: Erina Davidson
Students will source and create collage materials to develop their own personal image library and visual language. The final project will be a 2D mixed media piece (or an inspiration board) using found materials, hand-drawn and hand-painted elements, and digital photography.

Instructor Bios
Erina Davidson is an artist and educator, originally from Tokyo, Japan and is currently residing in Oakland. She received her BFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013.

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.

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$175 per session. 10% multi-session / sibling discount.
Tuition Assistance available.

Contact us with any questions classes@kala.org or 510-841-7000 x203