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After School Programs Trial Days (Grades 1-5)

We want your child to experience our after-school programs so your family can decide if it is the best fit for them. We schedule Trial Days on a space-available basis. If you sign up for a class, Kala will prorate the total tuition for the remaining time in our school year.

After School Studio Spring 2024 Session: 2:45 pm- 5:30 pm*
Tuesdays: Jan 9-  May 21, 2024
Thursdays: Jan 11-  May 23, 2024

Daily tuition: $54/day

*Please read the class description for the Tuesday/Thursday classes on our website. No classes during April 1-5, 2024.

PLEASE NOTE: The tuition fee is a flat rate regardless of participant arrival/departure. Visit Learn More- Program Info for more program details, including class schedule, transportation, health and safety guidelines, expectations, enrollment info, school breaks, tuition assistance, and payment and cancellation policy. Once we reach capacity, we will not be able to offer Trial Days for any after school program. Please check back later. Any questions, please email youtharts@kala.org

10% multi-session / sibling discount. Payment plan options and tuition assistance are available.

PLEASE NOTE: New this year is a 5.46% registration processing fee per order.

  • Tuition: $54
  • Location: Kala Gallery & Community Classroom
  • Instructor: Natalie Palms, Jennifer Mazzucco, Joey Rose
  • Tuesday, Thursday,
  • Materials included with fee


About the Instructor:

Natalie Palms is a multidisciplinary artist, working primarily in textiles. She studied Art and Social Behavioral Studies in her of Los Angeles before moving to Oakland. She received her BFA in Individualized Studies at California College of the Arts in 2015.  Upon graduating, she began teaching K-8th art in numerous schools throughout the Bay Area. As a multiracial woman, creating a classroom environment focused on social emotional learning, anti-racism, and sharing culturally diverse artists is important to her. She has recently launched her own business creating accessories she hand dyes and prints, while curating and leading textile focused workshops for children and adults throughout the Bay Area. www.nataliepalms.com / natalierose_textiles

Jennifer Mazzucco is an artist and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford and Masters degree in teaching from Pace University. Jennifer is also a  freelance illustrator focusing primarily on children’s books and editorials, and co-founder of two arts-related non-profit organizations. Her watercolor illustrations have been published in the Society of Illustrators, Psychology Today, Family Circle among many other publications. She illustrated children’s books for both Gibb’s Smith and AugustHouse Publishers including The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday, an Appalachian Folktale by Donald Davis. Her paintings, mixed media work, and handmade books have been exhibited at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Ridgefield Dance Conservatory, Joseloff Galleries, Enchanted Garden Studios, and more. Her large-scale work has been commissioned by private clients, yoga studios, and retreat centers. When Jennifer is not in her studio making art or teaching it, she is immersed in nature with her tripawd rescue pup Jyoti and filming snails in the courtyard for inspiration. The body of work she is presently working on contains a prolific series of color wheels, geometric mandala-inspired art, flora, fauna, and beyond.  jennifermazzucco.com

Joseph (Joey) Rose Avalos-Pangilinan is a Mexican American artist and educator currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pulling inspiration from queer navigation, transformation, and community as a collective, his work aims to immortalize personal narrative and familial histories. Joey’s work promotes space as a form of catharsis, in hopes of healing those who connect with his subjects by unpacking broader conversations on themes such as trauma, familial/cultural connection and vulnerability. In 2021, Joey graduated from San Francisco State Univeristy with a BA in Studio Art and a Minor in Education, and received the 2021 Martin Wong Scholarship for Painting/Drawing. This past year, Joey has been an artist in residence at local elementary schools throughout the Bay Area, supplying colorful & vibrant pedagogy that supports the development of our young, future artists. Joey teaches onsite and offsite at the Junior Center for Art & Science and Kala Art Institute. www.instagram.com/joeyroseart