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Arts Enrichment- Arte y Cultura: Folk Art from Latin America (Grades K-5)

Explore art as a creative expression of culture! In this interactive class, students will explore art, design, color, line, pattern, and shapes through folk art from Latin America. Learn how these artworks communicate ideas, values, history and culture, and create their own meaningful stories. Young artists will use a variety of media such as watercolor, color pencils, yarn, and paper to create collages, drawings, and paintings inspired by such art works as the molas (Kuna/Panama), huichol yarn paintings (Huichol/Mexico), alebrijes (Mexico), and more! Discover your connections to these intricate, colorful, and symbolic artworks!

Spanish speakers/learners, and ELL students are encouraged to participate.

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.

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

Tuition $      (includes materials)
Member Price 

Grades K-5

  • Location: Online
  • Instructor: Etty Alberto
  • Friday,
  • 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.