Art & Child Development

Did you know? Studies have found a strong correlation between art and other achievements. A compelling report by Americans for the Arts has revealed that young individuals who immerse themselves in arts (three hours a day on three days each week through one full year) are four times more likely to excel academically, bag awards in math, science, or writing, than their peers who don't.
Child on ipad doing art

Art Provides Kids

  • A Cognitive Boost

    Engaging in art challenges the brain, amplifying problem-solving abilities and memory. Imagine what a single line can transform in

  • Opportunity to Express Emotions

    Got feelings? Sketch them out. Art offers a therapeutic way for kids to channel emotions.

  • Creative Confidence

    Mastering the canvas can boost self-belief and foster innovation.

Project-Based & Collaborative

Our Classes are Social Bridges: Kids collaborate on projects, share artworks online, and connect with a global community of budding artists.

They gain skills for the digital age: Kids need to be proficient with modern tools and platforms, preparing them for a tech-driven world.

And what’s more, in our, hands-on project-based digital arts course, your kids will get to learn how to do one of their favorite things, create characters!
Teens on a video call

They’ll also receive:

  • An Immersive Learning Experience: Dive deep into the foundations of art, understand each element, and learn how they can be the building blocks of their unique expression.

  • Exposure to Experts: We've got renowned artists, ready to sprinkle some of their magic and wisdom in your artistic journey!

  • An Understanding of Visual grammar: In this media rich world, the ability to communicate through a visual medium is ever more important. More than just lines and colors, we explore the stories, the emotions, and the heart behind every creation.
  • Course Curriculum

    Week 1

    Line & Gesture

    Discover how a single line can sketch a gesture, setting the stage for a character's personality and motion.
    Line drawing on ipad

    Week 2

    Shape of Characters

    From silhouettes to body structures, understand how shapes define and distinguish your characters.
    Shapes and character

    Week 3

    Value in Emotion

    Play with light and dark values to give your characters depth, emotion, and a dynamic feel.
    Black and white sketch anime faces

    Week 4

    Dive deep into palettes and hues, ensuring your character stands out, resonates, and feels alive.
    Hue and palette, character design

    Week 5

    Texture in Character Design

    Add tactile depth to your characters. Whether it's the roughness of a dragon's scales or the softness of a fairy's wings, texture can make your designs pop and feel touch-real.
    Character 3D

    Week 6

    Space & Character Development

    Characters don't exist in a vacuum. Learn to create realms of depth and dimension, giving your characters a world to inhabit and interact with.
    Cartoon of girl on a trampoline

    Week 7

    Form & Character Dynamics

    Transition your character designs from simple 2D sketches to robust 3D designs. Understand the anatomy, perspectives, and how different angles can bring out the best in your creations.
    3D character

    Week 8

    Presenting Character Art

    It's showtime! Learn to showcase your characters, refine their backstories, and delve into the world of narrative art. Create compelling stories that revolve around your creations, giving them purpose and resonance.
    Anime illustration, woman martial artist

    Course Logistics

    This 8 Week Course begins Wednesday January 3, 2024

    • Time: Either a morning session 9-11:30 am or afternoon session 4-6:30 pm Pacific Time

    • Tools Required: A tablet with either Procreate or Photoshop

    About Your Guide

    Cassie Zhang

    Cassie is not just any instructor; she's a visual artist, art guide, and a certified HeartMath Coherence Trainer, based right in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her mission is to spread love and joy through her uplifting classes and colorful artwork, all inspired by the boundless heart and playfulness of childhood. With a background in murals, commercial illustration, and art installations, Cassie now channels her expertise into facilitating engaging classes and workshops for both children and adults, fostering creativity and smiles wherever she goes.
    Cassie Zhang

    Your MC

    Jaimee Freeman

    Jaimee is a talented 12 year old aspiring animator/artist, based in Santa Cruz CA. Versed in both physical and digital art mediums, Jaimee is skilled in Procreate digitally and in watercolor and acrylic when painting. She has had a passion for the visual arts since she was very young. She finds it to be the chief way in which she expresses herself and wants to help other kids find their joy and self-expression through art as well. She will be your hostess with the mostest, interviewing amazing artists through this journey.
    Jaimee Freeman

    Meet Your Guest Speaker

    Garrett Lee

    Garrett is an illustrator in Los Angeles working in the animation industry. He has professional experience as a visual development artist, background painter, and colorscript artist on multiple Oscar and Emmy nominated feature films and television series, most recently Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
    Garrett Lee

    Save Now! Classes are 50% off

    Choose your learning path:

    • - Live, interactive classes are standard
    • - We also have economical "Recorded-Only" classes, and group Classroom Editions

    What Students are Saying
    About Our Courses

    “Coherence Education has helped me on my journey of music, self-confidence, and my knowledge of AI tools. I enjoy connecting with kids from all around the globe and learning about them. Coherence Education has helped me and so many others to get to know each other better, and to learn and grow as individuals. ”


    “I loved these classes, they are really fun and I feel like I'm really learning something. The teachers are awesome and really nice. I can't wait for the next classes to start. I wish they were sooner. ”


    “I've decided that I love the Coherence Education Courses, they've been amazing. The past 8 weeks of my life of taking the courses, have been amazing, engaging, very profound. They branch out to things I don't know about even if it's a topic I think I know. They are very engaging, interactive and you never get bored”