The Arts and Humanities Academy Spring Exhibition (Berkeley HS)
The Arts and Humanities Academy (AHA) Spring Exhibition is back at Kala! Join us to celebrate the amazing artwork created by young people at Berkeley High School in partnership with Kala’s Artist-in-Schools program.
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, April 13- Friday, April 28, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 13, 6:30-8pm
● AHA sophomores concluded their study of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner by exploring the meaning of forgiveness through an arts-integrated kite project incorporating poetry and visual arts. Come see all 60 kites!
● AHA Juniors engaged in creating There to Here: An Interdisciplinary Project integrating History, English, Chemistry, and Art culminating in a 30-panel quilt investigating immigration narratives.
● AHA seniors created websites to explore the relationship between dystopian fiction from AP Literature & Composition and social policy from AP Government. Work includes editorial illustration (seen here as a draft), infographic design, and web design. The website is on display and shared with families on the AHA E-tree.
View a sample of Senior AP Studio Art portfolios that demonstrate an inquiry-based sustained investigation of materials, processes, and ideas through practice, experimentation, and revision. Students are in the process of completing 15 artworks for their portfolios.
About AHA and AIS
The Arts and Humanities Academy (AHA) provides a unique high-level, arts-based education to a diverse group of students in grades 10-12. Creating original art requires deep learning and thinking. The exhibition at Kala showcases the powerful learning that engages our students. This exhibition allows students to share not just their finished products with parents and community members, but also to reflect on their problem-solving and perseverance during the creative process.
Kala’s Artist-in-Schools (AIS) program builds strong connections with schools and youth in grades K-12 throughout the East Bay. Professional artists conduct residencies that are tailored to meet the needs of each school and community space by working closely with teachers and staff to develop curricula and arts activities that both challenges students and captivates non-standard learners. Many of our projects are interdisciplinary and connect art making with other academic disciplines.