Kala Art and Design


Kalaa Art & Design studio aims to develop a unique artistic voice, unlocking freedom of self-expression, and Designing. Extracurricular activities in the arts and Fashion design can show colleges and universities that you are well-rounded and understand the value of the arts in society. Creative pursuits can be very rewarding and even stress-reducing throughout your academic journey.


More and more schools are looking into hand dexterity abilities apart from your perfect score in your academia. For many, it would be a place to sharpen their artistic creativity, but for many others “Kalaa” would be a moderator to bring out a hidden artist or designing ability from within, in an unexpected way in which, they were oblivious so far! It provides a field to nurture an ability to become efficient in certain skills that require high precision, hand-eye coordination, and application of fine motor skills.

Studio Overview

Art and Design class emphasizes four different facets of art and design classes in a small group setting, which also allows for peer-to-peer learning experiences. The Art curriculum is designed to give an understanding of the Appreciation of art and building skills gradually. Starting from fundamental techniques to gradually progressing towards more difficult materials and techniques to harness and fundamentals to absorb. The curriculum gradually evolves as per students’ interests, natural tendencies & talents from basic to advanced level sketching, and painting. Students learn Art Methodology & Techniques, Visualization & Conceptualization, and finally Presentation & Articulation with their exhibited work.
The Fashion & Textiles Design curriculum is designed to give fundamental skills of fashion Design viz; sewing, sketching, embroidery, hand stitches, etc. Starting from fundamental techniques to gradually progress toward Garment designing and development is the program’s focus. Students culminate their learning by developing their portfolio for better presentation and visual articulation.

Certificates & Affilation

Kalaa Art & Design provides visual arts certificates with affiliation to Vedic wellness University, Florida. Vedic Wellness University has its Academic roots in Ancient wisdom from all Cultures and Traditions and is Registered under Florida Education Department in the USA. Read more

In-house Art Exhibition Services

Kalaa artists enjoy opportunities to organize and present art shows as formal public exhibitions, including opening receptions and public talks. This service is provided to currently enrolled students and alumni. Kalaa organizes the annual art and design Exhibition for all the students to get the experience and pride in their achievements.

Community Outreach

Kalaa designers participate voluntarily in the program ‘Dress a Girl Around the World’. is a Campaign under Hope 4 Women International (a 501 (c) 3 organization) bringing dignity to women around the world since the year 2006.  It is a good opportunity for students to contribute to the community and to be aware of lives that have not privileged like most of us are.

Art Contests

Kalaa artists are provided various opportunities to participate in and present their artwork or Design concepts to various local, national, and international contests. Our students have won various art competitions viz; Alemeda Art Contest, Pleasanton Art League, Livermore Art contest, National Reflection art contest, etc.

Art Blog

Kalaa artists are provided a digital platform to publish their narrative skills through blogs. I would love to encourage and would like to publish an art blog authored by kids talking about their artwork, critique, and inspiration.  The blog is published on the website and is a good way for creative minds to express their understanding of the art and the process involved in creating their work. It is an integrated and holistic approach to skill development that showcases their creative literary abilities interjected with art.

Art & Fashion Design Portfolio

We can help students prepare effectively portraying their multi-dimensions, for their college applications. At our studios, students can fully conceptualize and develop, both digital and hard-copy portfolios to enhance all college applications.
This program emphasizes our specialized, multi-year Portfolio Course. Let us know if your kid is interested in architecture, design, visual communication, graphic arts, fine arts, fashion, animation and gaming, liberal arts, Life science, Science, and/or engineering.

Highschool Volunteer

Middle School volunteers are needed during summer. High School volunteers are needed throughout the year. All Teen Staff Members will receive a 15% discount on their tuition bills. To receive this discount, the Teen Staff Members, including Volunteers, must work at least three hours per week.

Nidhi L Sharda, PhD

Hi, I’m Nidhi an educator, researcher, and mother.

I strongly believe in the power of creative learning, especially in today’s digital world, where attention span is defined by the length of YouTube videos and creativity by the chatbox emoji icons. I give credence to taking a moment and getting in tune with one’s inner self needs a headspace and holding a paintbrush or embroidery needle in your hand can be that magic wand for many.

Art & Design had been my love since my formative years. As a design professional, I loved to inculcate my teaching with creative exploration with a multitude of designs, influenced by traditional influence, crafts, flora, and fauna. environment, culture, social, and political scenario.

I have spent 15 years of my career in the University teaching and the Design Institute (National Institute of Fashion Technology, India) as a Professor of Design & Head of the Department. In these years I have taught and guided Undergraduate, Post Graduate, and Ph.D. students.

I’m a Ph.D. from the University of Delhi, India, Faculty of Science in “Sustainable Dyes and its implementation on textile Designs”. I personally appreciate art and design forms with their innate beauty involving a Scientific and sustainable approach for better ecological models. and have presented and published various research papers on natural dyes and Sustainable design in international journals and forums.