Local art teacher streams lessons from home

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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Christy Johnston has always been interested in virtual learning. When she heard NCSD would be out of school for an extended period of time, she decided to see if people would be interested in at home art lessons.

"I just kind of threw an idea out there on my personal Facebook page asking people if they'd be interested in daily live art lessons and I had pretty good feedback," said Paradise Valley Elementary art teacher Christy Johnston.

Just like that, Johnston began hosting live art lessons every morning at 10 a.m. Friends and people she'd never even met, began tuning in.

"Really it's a great way to build connections. It's a tool, it's a resource, it's informal, it's fun, it's family friendly. It's just a way to help get kids through the day without feeling like we have kind of a drag going on. We want them to be able to enjoy life as much as possible," said Johnston.

All you need to get started, is a piece of paper and a pencil.

"That's been fun, to kind of see students getting creative with some basic supplies," said Johnston.

Johnston said she's not the only teacher reaching out remotely and it shows how much they care about their students.

"It's just incredible to see the heart of teachers is still that we just want to educate our kids and want to be there for them," said Johnston.

"Art at Home" can be found on Facebook and Johnston live streams at 10 a.m. almost every day.