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April 08 - May 06, 2024

Teen Studio: Acrylic Painting

Kala Gallery and Classroom • 2990 San Pablo Avenue BerkeleyCA  94702 Organized by Kala Art Institute
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Schedule: Mondays, 4-6 pm (2 hrs) Session Dates:  April 8- May 6, 2024 (5 sessions) Grades: 6-12th This 5-session class will offer students the opportunity to dive deeper into the art of painting. We will look at some great masters of painting as well as contemporary and local artists and consider composition, color theory, subject matter, and the many different textures and layers one can achieve with acrylic. From translucent watercolor-like layers, through flat and graphic colors to thick impasto-like textures. Do you mix your colors on the palette or the canvas? For that matter, do you paint on canvas, board, or paper? What's the right brush for which task? We will try painting from observation, photos, and our imaginations and have a chance to work on more than one painting simultaneously as we start to consider the idea of a series. All levels are welcome. Instruction is provided to meet each student's individual interests, needs, and strengths. Bio: 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 formats 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 completed her BFA in Illustration at Parsons School of Design and MFA in Comics at CCA (2017).


Kala Gallery and Classroom

2990 San Pablo Avenue BerkeleyCA  94702

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