Camp Kala–Enroll with a friend and save $50/week! Need-based tuition assistance available!

Looking for a unique experience for your student this summer? Camp Kala, the Summer Youth Arts Program at Kala Art Institute is guaranteed fun, high caliber art education in a professional art environment for youth entering grades 1-12. Class sizes are small so that each student receives individual attention from Kala’s fabulous teaching artists and assistants.

A typical day includes primary instruction in a variety of artistic techniques and concepts, outdoor activities, gallery tours and/or presentations by special guest artists and speakers. Students must bring their own sac lunch and snacks to sustain them throughout the day.

Contact us for all the info: jamila@kala.org510.841.7000 x203

Community Connections through Experimental Artmaking
Grades 5-8 •
July 5-9, 9:00am-3:00pm $375

During this one-week program we will investigate our connections to community as artists. Learn and use observational drawing and painting skills, mixed media collage, silkscreen experimentation, and a collaborative mural project to investigate the spaces in and around theKala Art Institute. Our work together will be informed and inspired by contemporary artists such as Laylah Ali and Mark Bradford. We will practice documentation and reflect on the art making process to build understanding of how spaces and communities inspire our creative minds.

Mixed Media Madness • Grades 1-5 $375
July 12-16, 9:00am-3:00pm
July 19-23, 9:00am-3:00pm

This one or two week-long program is packed with fun activities designed to engage and inspire young artists. Draw, paint, print and build using traditional materials in surprising ways while unleashing imagination and creativity. We will look for inspiration and ideas in the work of artists from all over the world while learning basic art concepts and techniques. Have some fun, think a little, and make lots and lots of art!

High School Printmaking Intensive • Grades 9-12 $375

July 26-30, 10:30am-4:00pm

Students will work in a professional environment as print makers to create a small portfolio of quality prints, document their artistic process, and archive completed work in a digital format. This is a fast moving week with a new project each morning and afternoon. Learn the technical aspects of printmaking including image transfer tricks, paper selection, color mixing, and ink layering, registration, and editioning protocols. Art making workshops will be complemented by tours of Kala’s professional art studios, archive and gallery. Guest speakers will share insights into arts careers and artistic practice. Families and friends are invited to join us at the end of the week to view a selection of student work.

High School Afternoon Studio • Grades 9-12 $275
August 2-6, 1pm-5pm

This studio intensive workshop presents a changing daily menu of artistic techniques that allow students to explore and expand their own studio practice. Each afternoon the work of several contemporary artists is introduced to inspire the project that follows. Students will be exposed to a variety of media and approaches to visual thinking including photo-journalism, gesture and line drawing, collage, accordion book making, sticky-note and chalk animation, image transfers and mapping. We will study works by artists such as Julie Mehretu, Morgan O’Hara, Adam Fowler, Nina Katchadourian, Brian Dettmer, William Kentridge and Fran Siegel.
Our studio process and resulting artwork will be documented in a digital portfolio and celebrated in a show of work in the studio gallery on Friday!

Professional Development: Access Points to Printmaking for Educators & Teaching Artists
August 10 & 12, 10am-3pm$170

Join us for a two-day printmaking workshop where you will experience monotype, relief printing, stencil and masking techniques and more. Work on printing presses and practice simple hand burnishing techniques that will allow you to teach printmaking in any classroom.

Model lessons will be presented from multiple perspectives, demonstrating the ways in which the printing process can be paired with an existing curriculum or presented independently. Particular emphasis will be placed on energizing your own artistic practice while learning new techniques that will be accessible to your students. We will discuss resources, materials and concepts to add to your toolbox of projects.

Jamila Dunn
Artists-in-Schools Program Coordinator
Kala Art Institute
Tel. 510.841.7000 x203
Fax. 510.841.7004

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