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Mobile art studio still reaching students amid coronavirus

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 12:00:52-04

BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Continuing their mission of connecting with kids through art, On The Move Art Studio is still making sure under-served neighborhoods are getting art supplies in their hands even while school is not in session.

On The Move has been gathering up donated art supplies and making kits to deliver to one of their main service areas, Paris Independent Elementary School. The kits have paper, colored pencils, a sharpener, and other tools to help them stay creative while cooped up at home. The kits will be delivered later this week with the school's NTI work.

On The Move co-founder Kathy Werking is hopeful these kits will help keep kids busy and stimulated. She is also doing daily lessons on Facebook to maintain a connection with their students.

Werking said, "I don't want us to completely disappear from our students' lives, and so by keeping those daily contacts through Facebook as well as delivering the art supplies, they know we're still there for them, that we care about them and that we haven't abandoned them."

Like so many other non-profits, On The Move is taking a large financial hit due to the coronavirus. If you would like to donate to their mission you can do so the following ways. Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onthemoveartstudio/ or Their website: https://www.onthemoveartstudio.org/donate.html

On The Move is a 501c3, all donations are tax deductible.
To follow along with Werking's daily art lessons visit:https://www.facebook.com/artonhighstreet/ or https://www.facebook.com/pariselementary/