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Camp Kala 2024 Wk4 • Teen Studio: Acrylic Painting • Ages 11-17

Learn how to build a painting from the ground up! We will explore various styles and techniques for working with acrylic paint including underpainting and building value. Youth will experiment with brushwork, color, and paint mediums to create unique works of art on canvas and other surfaces. Through a mixed media approach, participants will work on their observational drawing skills and expand their painting techniques, all while growing their notions of image-making. All levels are welcome!

All levels are welcome; Instruction is provided to meet each student’s interests, needs, and strengths.

Sliding scale/tuition assistance
10% multi-session / sibling discount 

  • Tuition: $465
  • Location: Kala Community Classroom & Gallery
  • Instructor: Krista Wright
  • 5 Classes
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, July 8, 2024 — July 12, 2024
  • 10:00 AM — 4:00PM
  • Materials fee included with tuition


About the Instructor:

Krista Wright (she/they) is an artist and educator based in the Bay Area. She has always been passionate about art, and the way it connects us to ourselves and each other. With this passion for creation and community building through art, she earned a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2019, and has worked with various organizations since including; The San Francisco Art Institute Young Artists Program, The Aptos Middle School Beacon Initiative, Balboa High School After School Teen Arts Program, and The Kala Art Institute, to bring art to youth. She has taught and assisted classes in painting, drawing, and printmaking across the bay to kids of all ages for the past 5 years. Her work centers on re-imagining imaginary friends from the past and placing them in the present. In her printmaking work, she creates lore for her creatures; with sculptural work, she brings them into the 3rd dimension; and in her paintings, she places these creatures in everyday scenarios.