Arts in Education

Students, Teachers Ignite Passion During National Arts in Education Week
Posted on 09/14/2023
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Carson City students and teachers have been igniting passion and creativity during National Arts in Education Week, September 11-17, with loud bursts of color, sounds and enthusiasm during instruction time as well as during lunch and before and after school.

Throughout the week, students from all grade levels have participated in a variety of activities, including musical performances, watercolors, choirs, instrument petting zoos, ceramic wheel demonstrations, photography activities, famous painting displays, theater performances, Jazz bands and pep rallies.

The week serves as a reminder that the arts are not only a luxury in schools but also a necessity, fostering creativity, nurturing talent and preparing students for success in both academically and in the community, said Alisa Kuniya, M.F.A., Ceramics teacher at Carson High.

“Research consistently shows that art and creative expression enhances cognitive development, boosts self-esteem and encourages critical thinking skills,” Kuniya continued. “The arts also provide a vital outlet for expression and communication, allowing students to explore their emotions and ideas in unique ways.”

Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. Celebrated annually across the United States, the creative week aims to raise awareness about the value of arts education in the lives of students and the broader community. Carson City School District has always been a strong advocate for arts education, recognizing its role in fostering creativity, critical thinking and self-expression among students.