CosmicKIDS consults, designs and teaches a variety of creative and academic programs for dozens of non-profit organizations, schools and families. We apply the core values of creative engagement, character development, and holistic health practices to provide children, families & organizations with unique and transformative educational experiences. We currently serve over 180 kids across the Bay Area with a series of creative curriculums that weave together a deep passion for arts education, character development, academic readiness, holistic health and community building. Why do I say we?
"To be an artist is to believe in life."
"Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children."
CosmicKIDS facilitates imaginative problem solving to help teach leadership + community stewardship through the heART of learning. We educate, inspire, and empower kids, families, and schools to transform and thrive. Each curriculum is based on the belief that humans are innately creative, resourceful and fundamentally interdependent. We adapt programs to fit the specific needs of each community to deliver truly vibrant educational experiences with lasting impact.
∞ that we have a social and ecological responsibility to teach our children from the heART.
∞ that everyone deserves creative engagement as an integral part of their education.
∞ that the most effective way to learn is to have fun!
∞ that art-making + creative play helps us cultivate resilience + community.
∞ that equity and inclusion are the basis of responsible service.
∞ that social + restorative justice matter.
∞ the possibility of magical outcomes with the right attitude + approach.
CosmicKIDS envisions a world in which the measure of our success is an internal barometer based in creative fulfillment, endless curiosity, moral wonder, thriving relationships + holistic health.
CosmicKIDS works with both private + public clients to create and implement meaningful mission-driven initiatives. This work is based on 15 years of experience serving diverse communities through Behavioral Therapy, therapeutic play, academic support/tutoring, arts enrichment and program design. With a unique combination of visual recording and design-based facilitation approaches, we know that change begins from within. We continue to develop strategies for building connections with self and others to support personal change and ultimately shift limiting social paradigms.
By incorporating art, creative play, and mindfulness practices into the lives of our children, we are creating natural learning opportuninties based in a deeper connection to the self, to others, and to the planet.
Elements of heART
The Elements of heART program is designed to foster a curiosity for expressive visual arts concepts while cultivating a deeper sense of self through community building and application of strong character choices. Our model supports social and emotional resilience and visual literacy through playful facilitation of young A.R.T.I.S.T.S. who understand that meaningful innovation is synonymous with developing the values of a courageous, compassionate leader. Our content is visual, our context is character and together our framework is making a vital impact for hundreds of K-5 kids in the Bay Area...
Making art makes a difference. Learning through art transforms lives.
in small kindness + contagious curiosity.