CoachArt Goes Virtual: Online Lessons for CoachArt Kids

 In CoachArt Community, Los Angeles, News, Our Mission, Parent Resources, San Diego, San Francisco

CoachArt’s 1-on-1 and group lessons have traditionally taken place in person. But now that everyone’s using “social distancing” to avoid coronavirus, we’re using “virtual” (online) lessons to allow our volunteer coaches to continue to provide transformative free lessons in arts and athletics for kids impacted by chronic illness.

Learn about CoachArt’s Virtual Programming! 

Meet some of our staff who will be leading virtual lessons!

CoachArt will be offering free virtual lessons for our students, including:

[NEW] Virtual Tutorials:

These recorded video lessons (some shot on Facebook Live) will be available for any family to learn skills from our staff or volunteers. For Facebook Live lessons, visit us on the CoachArt Facebook page, here.  Our first virtual tutorial starts March 26th, 2020 at 2pm PST!

Virtual Clubs

These 4-8 week courses will have the same format and sign-up process as our in-person clubs, but they will take place on Zoom, an online videoconferencing service. We’ll be choosing activities that we think are the best fit for online lessons.

Virtual 1-on-1 lessons

Our volunteer coaches are utilizing video chat to provide 1-on-1 instruction for all sorts of arts and athletic lessons including music, dance, art, cooking, yoga, and more! All of our existing and new 1-on-1 matches will be provided with tools.

For more information on CoachArt’s Virtual Programming, Visit



Facebook Live Virtual Tutorials Schedule

Origami on Facebook Live

Thursday, March 26 at 2 pm PDT

Led by Molly, Deputy Director

Watercolor on Facebook Live

Friday, March 27 at 2 pm PDT

Led by Jessica, Program Assistant

Free verse poetry on Facebook Live

Wednesday, April 1 at 4 pm PDT

Led by Jasmin, Program Associate

Painting on Facebook Live

Friday, April 3 at 4 pm PDT

Led by Erick, Senior Program Manager


Virtual Clubs Schedule for Enrolled CoachArt Students:

Los Angeles: Write Your Own Comic Club

Fridays from 4-5 pm PDT

Starting on April 3rd

Sign-ups coming soon!

San Diego: TikTok Dance Workshop

Sunday, April 5

11 am to Noon PDT

Sign-ups coming soon!

Bay Area: Comic Book Club

Fridays from 4-5 pm PDT

Starting on April 3rd

Sign-ups coming soon!


If you have any questions about CoachArt and its programs, please contact us at



Give a "virtual high five" on National High Five Day (Thursday, April 19th), and $5 will be donated to CoachArt!Since 2001, CoachArt has matched volunteer coaches with students for one-on-one or group lessons in arts and athletics. Our vision is that one day every family impacted by chronic illness will be connected to a community of support and an opportunity to learn and grow together.

CoachArt offers free art and athletic lessons to chronically ill children and their siblings between the ages of 5-18 in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego. If your child has been diagnosed with a chronic condition, we invite you to fill out a student eligibility form or get in touch to learn if CoachArt is right for your child.

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