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Teen Studio After School (Spring)

Teen Studio After School (Spring)

Have your own art goals? New to making art?

This class will allow your art practice to grow in any direction you’d like.

During this spring session, teens will continue to explore different modes of expression and creative processes while improving technical, representational, and conceptual skills. In this supportive studio environment, participants will gather weekly in skill-based art-making projects and practice different drawing, design, and print media tools and techniques including other mixed media to further explore visual storytelling and artivism. Through weekly focused assignments, Kala teaching artists will provide support to teens in pursuing their own personal art goals and interests in specific media, or artistic aspects they want to learn and develop. Kala instructors work closely with participants to create an inclusive space for creativity, inquiry, self-expression, reflection, and collaboration.  While at Kala, they will have the opportunity to connect with Kala’s Residency Program artists and visit Kala’s Print Studio, Digital Media Lab, and gallery exhibitions on view. All levels are welcome.

Visit Learn More- Program Info to learn more details, including class notes, safety guidelines/COVID-19 protocols, enrollment info, school breaks, tuition assistance, and payment and cancellation policy.

Grades:  6-12th
Break Dates (Berkeley Unified School District Calendar)
April 3-7: Spring Recess

Not sure if you’d like to register yet? Sign up for a Trial Day/Drop-In now!

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

  • Tuition: $445
  • Location: Kala Gallery and Classroom
  • Instructor: Yael Levy
  • 6 Classes
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 — May 22, 2024
  • 4:00 PM — 6:30pm
  • Materials fee included with tuition


About the Instructor:

Yael Levy is a mixed media artist, storyteller, printmaker, and art teacher based in Berkeley, CA. She draws, paints, collages, and writes. She often self publishes her work, and sometimes prints and binds it by hand. She loves playing with forms and format and mixing digital and tactile techniques. Most of Yael’s work is based on her own experience as a brown, bi-racial, bilingual, and bisexual woman. She also enjoys telling others’ stories, making up imaginary creatures, and just painting images of beautiful nature. She believes the creative process to be its own reward and the act of making an incredible tool for healing and growing. Born and raised in Israel, Yael first moved to New York City in 2002 to attend the Art Students League of New York, later completing a BFA of Illustration from Parsons The New School for Design(2011). After four years doing design and illustrations for The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, she moved to California to pursue an MFA in Comics at CCA (2017). In recent years she’s been a Teaching Artist with Kala Art Institute, Richmond Art Center, and JCC of the East Bay and ran workshops for various Zine Fests. Her work has been published by The Nib (2018), Birdy Magazine(2019), Forward Comix(2017 & 2020), The Baylies(2021) and SAW(2021). www.leahyaellevy.com