These matinees give area schoolchildren the opportunity to attend a performing-arts presentation in a theater and, for many students, serve as an introduction to live performance. Featured performances for the 2019/20 season include 1984, One Small Step, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Alice in Wonderland, Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium, and Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks. Please note that individual home school groups must make a reservation as part of a larger group.
Some artists bring their talents directly to local schools. These performances or master classes help us reach many additional area students through the arts—allowing them to ask questions of the artists and get to know them as people as well as performers.
Purdue Convocations wants to ensure that every student has access to performing-arts events. Our scholarship program helps remove economic barriers that prevent students from attending Convocations events by providing scholarships that subsidize tickets and transportation to student matinees and placing artist residencies in schools with demonstrated economic need.
Resources for Teachers
From the Adjective Monster to Weather and Wind, ARTSEDGE offers lesson plans that will help you integrate arts across the curriculum. These fully developed lesson plans, teaching how-tos, links, artist interviews and many other features are a wealth of information, support sites and teaching research available to teachers free of charge.
This blog is a place where teachers can look for sources and resources, share ideas, learn about what other schools and teachers are doing and discuss the arts integration approach to teaching.
Purdue Convocations education events and scholarship opportunities are made possible with support from:
Learn more about support Purdue Convocations educational programming by contacting our Development Team at 765-494-9712 or visit convocations.org/support.