My plans for this month were to wrap up our Art Jam 3D Academy classes with an art show and to highlight our work with the Culpeper Wellness Foundation as we continue to celebrate our 15th year in Culpeper. But as we all know, not much has gone as planned during the past few weeks.
We canceled our last two weeks of art classes, and while initially I thought I would be able to just reschedule those a little later, I’m now packing up projects to mail to students and their families. Most of our second quarter classes have been canceled or are in jeopardy at this point, including Kaleidoscope art camp which I coordinate for the county each year.
We have been busy helping our customers, especially the local ones, make adjustments as the situation changes. We are 100% working from home at this point, but Tony and I do stop in the office to pick up mail and check messages. Email is the quickest way to reach us, and we are working mostly normal business hours. Our kids are accustomed to us working from home, but we do try to get outside during the day when the weather’s nice. Which reminds me, for those of you who are relatively new to teleworking with kids, keep an eye on our Facebook page for tips. We’ve been juggling both since 2003!
Our friends at KASH Imprints have begun a fundraiser for local businesses and nonprofits that’s called #HereForGoodCPEP. Tony designed the “Here for Good” graphic that’s available on t-shirts and stickers, and we have an Art Jam shirt too. For every Art Jam shirt sold, we’ll receive $10 which we will put towards restarting our art classes once we’re able. Click here to purchase.
We sincerely hope you and those dear to you are well. These are incredibly challenging times, and if there’s anything we can do to make some part of your day easier, please let us know.