Schedule: Wednesdays, 4:30- 6:30pm Session Dates: Jan 17- Mar 20 (10 weeks) Have your own art goals or are new to making art? This class will be a place for your art practice to grow in any direction you’d like. We will explore many different possibilities and get inspired by different artists and styles! During this winter session, teens will continue to explore different modes of expression and creative processes while improving technical, representational, and conceptual skills in a supportive studio environment. Participants will gather weekly in skill-based art-making projects and practice different drawing, painting, and print media tools and techniques including other mixed media to further explore visual storytelling. Through 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. All levels are welcome. 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. Instructor 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.