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Arts/Crafts

Tutoring & Coaching

Our coaches are credentialed teachers, artists, and college students who are passionate about their expertise and about building mentor relationships with kids. Each coach integrates social and emotional skill-building into their tutoring sessions, helping kids navigate challenges and build self-awareness.

Please note: Booking a coach session through our website requires at least 72 hours of lead time. If you are looking to book a coaching session with less than 72 hours notice, please email miranda@edmo.org or call office 415.282.6673.


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Choose from our extensive list of subject areas and get matched with an experienced professional — or schedule time with your favorite Coach!
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EDMO offers both private, 1:1 sessions and group coaching for up to 3 children.

Arts/Crafts

Specialties

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Knitting

Not only does knitting allow us to create personalized works of art that we can wear, it also has a calming effect, and the repetitive movements have also been effective in the management of disruptive behavior and ADHD in children. EDMO coaches will work with young knitters of any skill level to review techniques such as rib stitching, cable stitching, and seed stitching—and will help your child create a knitted masterpiece of their choosing! Required materials: yarn, knitting needles, scissors

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Embroidery

Kids of all ages find embroidery to be a rewarding form of creative expression, whether they're using yard and thread to create brightly colored pictures or going 3D with the addition of pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. EDMO coaches will help kids of any skill level learn basic embroidery stitches, tackle fun challenges, and even design and create large projects. Required materials: Embroidery hoop, small scissors, fabric, embroidery floss, embroidery needles

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Sewing

Sewing, either by hand or with a machine, lets kids' creative spirit shine! EDMO coaches can help children at all skill levels learn how to sew. The sessions can cover basic skills such as threading a needle, mastering basic stitches, using pins, and needle safety. Or coaches can help more experienced crafters work with different fabrics, sew with special attachments (such as hooks, buttons, or bias tape), hem clothing, or take on bigger projects.

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Photography

At EDMO, all kids are artists! Our coaches will help children of all skill levels learn how to take beautiful, expressive photographs. Students can expect to explore the functions of a camera and the artistic aspects of either film or digital photography. The tutors can work with them on basic skills, provide exercises and gentle feedback, and help coach them through larger projects. Recommended materials: Digital or film camera

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Arts & Crafts

EDMO coaches will help children of all ages and skill levels bring forth their creative engineering skills by engaging them with a variety of maker-oriented projects. They might learn about the elements of simple machines and then create cool projects using scrap paper, popsicle sticks, and other items that can found around the house. We can work with your family to come up with fun, creative, engaging, resourceful projects — no need to purchase materials of any kind.

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Calligraphy

Take your cursive writing skills a big step farther, and infuse words with artistic expression! EDMO coaches will work with kids who have mastered basic writing skills, whether they have taken calligraphy classes before or not, to wield broad-tipped pens or brushes. In these sessions, kids will practice entrance strokes (both thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes) and then move to more advanced techniques to establish their own individual style. A contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner." Required materials: Calligraphy pens, ink, paper (graph paper preferred), pencil, eraser, and ruler

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Origami

Origami is an engaging way for kids to express their creativity as well as improve their fine motor skills, concentration, and patience. EDMO coaches will work with children of all skill levels to master basic skills and make fun, beautiful crafts. Coaching sessions will focus mostly on animal origami, but suggestions of other shapes and forms are more than welcome!

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Mural Painting

At EDMO, we believe artistic expression is a very important aspect in a child's development and that all kids are artists! EDMO coaches can help kids of all skill level learn about the fundamentals of painting. Students can expect to learn about painting tools and techniques in the realm of murals. Required materials: Paint, paint brushes, and a form of canvas (such as paper, cardboard, or canvas)

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Painting

At EDMO, we believe artistic expression is a very important aspect in a child's development and that all kids are artists! EDMO coaches can help kids of all skill level learn about the fundamentals of painting. Students can expect to learn about painting tools and various techniques, and coaches will offer exercises that help them polish up their existing skills and work through new projects. Required materials: Paint, paint brushes, and a form of canvas (such as paper, cardboard, or canvas)

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Drawing/Illustration

At EDMO, we believe artistic expression is a very important aspect in a child's development and that all kids are artists! EDMO coaches can help kids of all skill level learn different strategies and techniques in drawing and build new skills through successively complex projects. Depending on the student's interest, we can explore traditional or digital drawing. Recommended materials: Paper, drawing utensil

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Crochet

Not only does crocheting allow us to create personalized works of art that we can wear, it also has a calming effect, and the repetitive movements have also been effective in the management of disruptive behavior and ADHD in children. EDMO coaches will help kids of any skill level learn basic crochet stitches, improve existing skills, and work on exciting, creative projects. Required materials: Yarn, crochet hooks, tapestry needle

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Ceramics

Time for clay play! EDMO coaches can help kids at all skill levels learn the basic techniques of hand building using air-dry clay, completing a new project each time they meet. Children will expand their spatial awareness and channel their creative energies. Required supplies: air-dry clay, clay tool kit, tray for working on (such as a cooking sheet, cutting board, or sheet of wax paper), texture tools (which could include forks, leaves, bottles, or stamps), paper, and pencil

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Oil Painting

At EDMO, we believe artistic expression is a very important aspect in a child's development and that all kids are artists! EDMO coaches can help kids of all skill level learn about the fundamentals of working with oil paints. Students can expect to learn about painting tools and various techniques, and coaches will offer fun, creative exercises that help them polish their growing skills. Required materials: Oil paints, paint brushes, and a form of canvas (paper, cardboard, or canvas)

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