Kala’s education programs are at the heart of our work. As a community-oriented organization, Kala Art Institute is firmly committed to quality art education for all local children, youth, and adults. We offer Artists-in-Schools (AIS) programs, summer camps and workshops for youth and families, and open registration for adult art classes. With a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, we offer tuition assistance for our youth programs and subsidies for qualifying schools.  Contact us to learn more.

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Camp Kala Summer Youth Arts Program

Camp Kala 2024 Registration is Now Open!

June 17- August 9, 2024
Sign up now for weekly camps for youth ages 6-11 years and 11-17 years.

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Adult Art Classes

July – December 2024 art classes are open for registration ! Members Receive 10% Off

We have an exciting assortment of in-person classes ranging from printmaking to photography, painting and drawing, and more!

We want to hear from you! What do you want to learn? Take this survey and LET US KNOW!

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After School Program (1st-5th)

After School Studio program

After School Studio is a fun, interactive art-making experience designed for young artists in Grades 1-5.

2024 Fall  Classes Are Now Open!

⊕ Tuesdays: September 3- December 17, 2024: 2:45-5:30 pm
⊕ Thursdays: September 5- December 19, 2024:  2:45-5:30 pm

10% Multi-child / Multi-session Discount / Sliding Scale / Tuition- Assistance

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Group Visits & Tours

We welcome K-12 students classrooms, university/college students, and adult group visits to our Kala Gallery & Community Classroom, and Heinz Print Studio.

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Artists in School & Community

In 2022-2023, our Artist in School and Community program is partnering up with school and community partners to bring artists to teach workshops and classes both during school and after school hours.

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Community & Family Events

Events - Figure Drawing Session and Community Print Festival
Events - Figure Drawing Session and Community Print Festival

Community members and families are invited to visit Kala and participate in hands-on workshops and activities that connect to our exhibitions on view and/or explore a variety of themes related to the community as we learn new art-making skills.  To learn more, please contact education@kala.org.

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Professional Development & Resources

Alexa Heung of In Light Image 2014

Professional development for educators is offered through both school-site programs and a variety of courses at our West Berkeley studios. Additionally, access education resources for school and home use. Please contact us for more info: education@kala.org

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