An art teacher at an elementary school in Vermont bought a bunch of art supplies, like crayons and paint sets.  Then she put together 173 “emergency art kits,”and mailed one to every kid in her school.

“I wanted the students to have art materials, not only for the ‘Art for Remote Learning’ exercises, but also for a creative outlet during these difficult days of social distancing,” said Arista Alanis, who is the school art teacher and the community arts coordinator for Vermont Studio Center in Johnson. “Creativity is one way to process all of these current challenges.”

Kits included loose-leaf paper for drawing, a pencil and colored pencils, an eraser and sharpener, a watercolor set, an oil and pastel set, thin markers, a carton of 24 crayons, an origami pack and more, according to a press release from the Vermont Studio Center.