Art Teacher Streams Live Videos for Kids Amid Coronavirus Crisis

March 19, 2020

An elementary art teacher is remaining positive while she continues to be creative among the coronavirus pandemic.

Cassie Stephens, a teacher at Johnson Elementary School in Franklin, Tennessee, wants to engage with kids while they're sitting at home, reported Good Morning America.

"I want them to experience art for normalcy," she said. "We are all scared and confused."

The art teacher has been teaching art for over 20 years. She wants to make sure children are still learning amidst the coronavirus crisis.

Stephens took to Instagram and Facebook to host a live stream where she demonstrated a robot art project as thousands of people tuned in.

When she learned that her school district would close until April 6, she found a way to host art classes virtually. The art teacher is planning to go live every weekday until schools reopen. The course is from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CST on Facebook and Instagram.

The current theme is robots, but she plans to switch it up each week. She has also set up an email account so parents and children can send photos of their work.

"My email is flooded with thanks yous and kids holding up their art, and that means the world to me," Stephens said.

Stephens posted her website on her social media so parents and students can get in touch with her.

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