BIO
Kala Art Institute's mission is to help artists sustain their creative efforts over time through its Artist-in- Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to increase appreciation of this work through exhibitions, public programming and educational efforts.

Artists at Kala are encouraged to produce innovative artwork of the highest quality, and are given total freedom to realize their artistic vision using media that span the Gutenberg to digital eras. Artists are also provided with a number of professional development opportunities, and a spirit of exchange and education is nurtured through artist involvement in exhibitions, special events, lectures, teaching, and classroom experience. Additionally, Kala is committed to offering quality art education to the general public and public school children through its on-site program of classes and workshops and its Artists-in-Schools program, established in 1991, providing multiple-week artist-led instruction to students in East Bay public schools and summer programs.

HISTORY

Founded in 1974 by Archana Horsting and Yuzo Nakano as an international workshop and forum for ideas, Kala Art Institute provides exceptional facilities to professional artists working in all forms of printmaking, digital media, photography, and book arts. Located in the former Heinz ketchup factory in West Berkeley since 1979, Kala’s 15,200 square foot facility houses an extensive array of artmaking equipment, as well as a public exhibition gallery, an art library and an extensive print archive. Established artists associated with Kala over the years include Squeak Carnwath, Roy de Forest, Jessica Dunne, Bella Feldman, Barbara Foster, Sonya Rapoport, Peter Voulkos, and William Wiley. In addition to the artists in residence program, the organization’s annual activities include over 100 classes and workshops open to the general public; 8-12 visual art exhibitions in Kala’s gallery as well as off-site locations; on-going lectures, artists talks, and special events open to the general public; and an Artists- in-Schools program that provides curriculum-based visual arts education to children in schools in Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland. Kala currently serves approximately 25,000 individuals annually, many of whom reside in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area.
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EVENT

Digital Workflow with Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw


Dates:
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:10 - Sun Apr 28, 2013

Location:
Berkeley, California
United States of America

Learn to develop good digital workflow habits by utilizing Adobe Bridge & Camera Raw software in this two day workshop designed to facilitate better digital photographic practices. This class will be helpful to anyone using digital media as part of their artistic practice. It will encourage individuals to fit the system to their use patterns, and streamline their capture, import, output, and storage processes.

Kim Snyder is a photographer based in San Francisco. She focuses on personal mapping and the archeology of place in her mixed media pieces, utilizing both traditional film photography and digital layering methods. Recently, she has exhibited works at the Berkeley Art Center and Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. Presently, she is obtaining her MFA at San Francisco State University. Having developed excellent relationships with her artistic mentors, Kim hopes to provide similar opportunities to her students, and to encourage others to become involved with the creative process. Grounded in a strong belief that sharing understanding and craft can benefit both parties, Kim encourages students to engage with the experience of making. www.kimberlyjosnyder.com


EVENT

Pinhole Photography


Dates:
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:00 - Sat Apr 27, 2013

Location:
Berkeley, CA , California
United States of America

Learn the basics of film photography by building a pinhole camera! In one day, you will build a camera, take pictures, and develop them in the black and white darkroom.

Adam Donnelly received his BA in English with a concentration in journalism from the University of Delaware in 2004 and studied at the New England School of Photography from 2007 to 2009. He is currently pursuing his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute and his work is rooted in pinhole photography and literature. His practice involves converting used hardcover books into pinhole cameras through which he explores connections between text and image. Adam has exhibited work at the Garner Center in Boston, MA, The Converse Gallery at the company’s head quarters in North Andover, MA, The Paul Sack and Diego Rivera galleries at SFAI, Pure Beauty on Haight Street in San Francisco, and at Rebound Books’ Higher Space Gallery in San Rafael, CA. In addition, Adam has also taught pinhole workshops at both the Kala Art Institute and SFAI.


OPPORTUNITY

EXPERIMENTAL SCREENPRINTING


Deadline:
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:00

Location:
Berkeley, CA , California
United States of America

This class is for artists seeking to experiment with the screenprint process. Students will push the media, experiment with inks, color, and composition by layering screens and colors, and/or printing on new media. Students will be invited to develop, with the instructor, individual projects, which push the versatility of screenprint both in inventing process and with materials.


OPPORTUNITY

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator for Artists


Deadline:
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:00

Location:
Berkeley, California
United States of America

This class will be helpful to anyone interested in using digital media as part of their artistic practice. It will encourage individuals to tailor the process their interests, and learn to create scalable graphics which are useful in many forms of digital and print output. The topics covered during the class will include learning about layers, creating with shapes, using drawing tools, type, color palettes, libraries and much more.


OPPORTUNITY

Night School: Vessels


Deadline:
Tue Apr 02, 2013 19:00

Location:
Berkeley, CA , California
United States of America

Night School is a class series based around themes. In each class of the Night School, artist instructors will explore and illuminate the class theme with brief lectures, fast projects and exciting assignments.

Night School takes on the large topic fullness to emptyness and everything between in this exciting session. We utilize negative sapce and postive space, vessels and containers, vaccums and black holes, and more in a series of excercises and projects. During the course of the class there will be diverse range of media including: printmaking, collage, painting, drawing, and paper mache.