Piccadilly Puppets celebrates Arts in Education Week!

A group of Kindergarten students holing shadow puppets they made in a workshop
Kindergarten students in a shadow puppet workshop

Whether you are a student, educator, parent, or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week.

The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. Students of all ages benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communities.

Right now, many schools are virtual or limited in how they hold classes, and it might be easier to put off arts education “until things get better”. Schools need to spend money on masks and cleaning and maybe running more busses, and money for the arts just might not seem as important, but for some children, the arts are everything!

We salute artists that are stretching themselves creatively to find new ways to give performances for young audiences. We salute teachers who are spending twice as much time developing lessons to give virtually. We encourage schools and other organizations to be open to new ideas for bringing the arts to all of your students.

  • Arts education promotes academic achievement: A 2020 study of over 112,000 students showed that “highly engaged instrumental music students were, on average, academically over one year ahead of their peers.”
  • Arts education advances social and emotional development.
  • Arts education reduces disciplinary infractions: A recent study showed that arts education experiences reduce the proportion of students in school receiving disciplinary infractions by 3.6%.
  • Stay enrolled and graduate: Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.

Every school day needs arts education!

Engage your students through the performing arts!

Welcome back to school, all of you educators! We want to help you teach your students by reinforcing your lessons with fun, entertaining puppet shows and workshops! Each show has connections to English Language Arts, Science, or Social Studies, outlined on the show page of the website. Our study guides include vocabulary and suggested activities.

image of the classroom guide for Butterfly Ballad
Study guides provided!

We can do workshops, too!

Piccadilly Puppets Shows

We’re booking shows for the school year, and performing in Morrow and Augusta!

For the first time in decades(!) Piccadilly Puppets is not booking school shows through Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, but we are still available! You can book puppet shows for your school directly with us. Call (404)636-0022!

Saturday, September 12  4-6 pm  Cool Kids Read at Southlake Mall

Join us for plenty of fun activities including: Balloon Art, Free Bookmark Crafts, Storytime with the Clayton County Library, a Book Swap and plenty of Prizes!! Piccadilly Puppets will perform Once upon a Time in China at 5:15.

While you’re at the event, you can help us set a record for the most kids reading aloud in a shopping center! We’ll be reading from Dr. Seuss’ new book, “What Pet Should I Get?”

http://www.southlakemall.com/events

Sunday, September 13 2:00 pm “Artrageous! Family Sunday” at Morris Museum of Art, Augusta

Butterfly Ballad and other fun activities!

http://www.themorris.org/calendar/calendar.html