FAQ

Why Art?
More and more schools are looking into hand dexterity abilities apart from your perfect score in your academia. Engaging in creative skills does not necessarily mean that you are aiming to be only a designer or an artist, but, it nurtures an ability to become efficient in certain skills that require high precision, hand-eye coordination, and application of fine motor skills like performing surgery Extracurricular activities in the arts and 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

What type of studio are you?
The Kalaa Art & Design is a classical teaching studio and online school, not a recreational facility. We teach the  Art & Design ideas, theories, techniques, and methods of different media in the visual arts, and Fashion & Textiles Design covering both Western and Asian traditions. Our students excel in all the core aspects of any of the subjects they explore with us.  We focus on giving students both Art  & Design learning, rehearsing, and creating their own ideas.

What is a teacher-to-student ratio?
Approximately five or less for Art and painting classes, allotted by age group.

Group of four for Fashion Design and Embroidery class.

What will I do in my studio training when will I get promoted to the upper level?
You will learn in a small group of students in your age group, Your current work is always based on skills-building and creative thinking. Each course has its syllabus, and each syllabus carries at least two levels of advancement. It may take a teen or an adult anywhere from 10 months to a year and a half to cross from one level of advancement to the next. It all depends on the time you may devote to it. Children will work more slowly idea is to build their skills and creative thinking (most of us can copy nicely but can’t create). Most students of all ages will begin with Drawing, which includes color theory, brushwork, many different work surfaces, and different media continuity and practice is the key!

Do I need prior experience?
No. You need the will to learn, and the desire to appreciate your skills. We will mentor both beginners and more experienced students. We emphasize the use of traditional techniques, tools, and methods in new and creative ways. Our objective is that studio skills become life-skills in seeing and knowing, problem-solving, self-confidence, respect, and appreciating beauty as such and using designs to add dimension to your profile and lifestyle.

Do you teach Adults? Who do you teach?
Kalaa students come from all walks of life, and bring an enormous amount of knowledge to bear on our studio practice! Our adult students include Engineers, an economist, CPAs, Physicist, as well as others serving as computer software designers, interior decorators, psychologists, homemakers, grad students, school teachers, and office administrators, to list a few.

How long is each Session?

Sessions are based on levels. Please check the below link for the details
(View class levels and duration)

How do I pay for classes?

Course Fees are structured as per class level (View class levels and Fees) and are payable on a monthly basis. We request you to pay the fees in the first week of the month with reference to the student’s name. Payment can be made via Google Pay/ Zelle/ Venmo/ Paypal/ check.

What happens if I miss a regularly scheduled class?
A student enrolled in a regular session can enjoy up to two make-up classes, the make-ups must be booked and fulfilled within the current session, make-ups will not be honored after the term ends. If for some reason a student is going on planned vacation fees will be adjusted accordingly.

When is the studio closed for the holidays?
Please view Kalaa Art & Design Holiday Calendar.

Where do I park?
Limited roadside car parking is available. Kalaa does not accommodate class-time traffic. During class times, please park close by, on our neighboring side streets, All drop-offs must take place in a legal parking zone. Please use the studio property premise for walking to the studio.

Do you also provide supplies?
We provide all the art supplies needed for the class. (Included in registration fees). Online students may not pay registration fees and can procure their own materials if they are far away located from the studio.

For the Fashion Design course, we provide machines for sewing projects and drafting supplies. Sewing fabric and materials for garment construction, the student has to buy on their own.

What is COVID Protocol for the studio classes?

Parent’s responsibilities

  • The kid is not sick.
  • Please ensure that your kids wash their hands frequently.
  • I’ll also want students to wear masks all the time while in the studio.
  • In case any family member in this group is not well kindly inform me.

What is Kalaa doing?

  • A hand sanitizer dispenser is available.
  • In case hand sanitizer runs out, and is not available at stores, we have hand wash soap available.
  • I suggest everyone sanitize their hands at the start of the class and the end of the class.
  • I’ll sanitize all the surfaces that the student would come in contact with.