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Arts Enrichment- Arte y Cultura: Contemporary Explorations (Grades K-5)

Artwork by Jet Martinez: Caracol

Continuing to explore how artists communicate ideas, values, history, and culture through three and two dimensional artworks, students will learn and discuss contemporary Latin American/Latinx artists inspired by traditional/folk art, including Jet Martinez (USA/Mexico), Roberto Lugo (USA/Puerto Rico), Roberto Mamani Mamani (Bolivia) and others. In this interdisciplinary art class, students will  examine artworks that focus on various themes such as rituals and traditions, folk art/craft, identity, and environmental and social justice. Using a variety of media such as watercolor, color pencils, and acrylics, these young artists will create artworks of their own while gaining an understanding of an  artist’s ideas, creative process, and intentions. La maestra habla español.

Bilingual English/Spanish speakers/learners  are encouraged to participate.

Fridays, 2:30-3:45pm

Spring (8 remaining sessions): 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21    *No class 2/12, 4/9

Tuition Assistance
Kala is dedicated to providing financial support and access to our programs to students and families who would otherwise not be able to participate because of funds. We’ve simplified the application process; you can now apply online. If you have any questions, please  youtharts@kala.org or 510-841-7000 x203.


Tuition includes art supplies; these can be picked up curbside at Kala or shipped to you for an additional fee. Additional fees depend on location and the lead-time before the sessions begin. Please  visit  Kala’s Curbside Pickup and Shipping Info.

Artwork (Left) by Jet Martinez.

Visit Learn More- After School Program Online for more information about this program.

Tuition $220  (includes materials)

Grades K-5

  • Location: Online
  • Instructor: Etty Alberto
  • 16 Classes
  • Friday, January 22, 2021 — May 21, 2021
  • 2:30 PM — 3:45 PM PDT
  • Materials fee included with tuition

About the Instructor:

Etty Alberto is a visual artist and educator from Saint Paul, MN. She teaches in Kala’s AIS and Camp Kala programs, and Attitudinal Healing Connection in Oakland. Etty is the Founder of Más Arte, a free summer camp currently providing art kits and lesson plans to families in San Antonio, Chicago, Saint Paul, and Minneapolis. She teaches art at several schools in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. Etty aims to inspire our youth to explore meditation in fine art, artistic activism, and sustainable multidisciplinary art practices. She is a graduate of the 2019 New York Foundation of Arts Immigrant mentorship program in Oakland. In addition to teaching art, Etty creates artwork influenced by self-discovery as a transnational artist. https://www.instagram.com/ettyalberto/