For Educators

Virtual Programming | Spring 2021

This school year has been challenging to navigate for teachers and students alike. Piedmont Arts hopes these virtual programming options provide support and excitement for you and your students and help with engagement. The museum looks forward to being able to bring arts programs back into schools in the next school year.

If you utilize any of the museum's programs, please provide your feedback through the brief survey.

Treasure Chest Zoom Lessons

30 minute Zoom lessons are available on select dates this spring. If you need an additional time slot, please contact Sarah Short at Zoom tours are also available by appointment.

To sign up, click the link below. You will receive a confirmation of availability.


Black History

Lesson Dates Lesson Times  
2/23/2021 10 am – 10:30 am 12:30 pm – 1 pm
2/25/2021 10 am – 10:30 am 12:30 pm – 1 pm

Watch the museum's African American Read-In + Family Day (originally airing 2/20/2021).


Ancient China

Lesson Dates Lesson Times  
3/2/2021 10 am – 10:30 am 12:30 pm – 1 pm
3/4/2021 10 am – 10:30 am 12:30 pm – 1 pm


Ancient Egypt

Lesson Dates Lesson Times  
3/9/2021 10 am – 10:30 am 12:30 pm – 1 pm
3/11/2021 10 am – 10:30 am 12:30 pm – 1 pm


Colonial Williamsburg

Lesson Dates             Lesson Times  
3/23/2021 10 am – 10:30 am 12:30 pm – 1 pm
3/25/2021 10 am – 10:30 am 12:30 pm – 1 pm


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Virtual Plays + Performances

The Little Red Hen, Musical Theatre

Run time: 44 minutes

This musical production provides a new twist on a classic tale. In this version, the Red Hen is new the farm and trying to make friends, but she struggles as her perspective doesn’t always align with those of her new farm-mates. This silly tale can help guide discussions about empathy and working together through an engaging and professionally recorded stage performance. The teacher guide provides extension activities about story structure and other literary elements.

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You can find many more, free opportunities and activities for your students at

The Princess and the Pea, Opera

Run time: 32 minutes

Virginia Opera is pleased to present its first production of Virtually Amazing Opera, its digital learning platform! Dr. Glenn Winters’ The Princess & the Pea kicks off our newly envisioned program with more to come. The Princess, lost on her way to a costume party, gets help from an unlikely friend. But can she pass the Queen’s test or will she fail and lose the Prince forever? 

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Minds in Motion, Interactive Lessons

Run time: varying from 5-15 minutes

Welcome to the fun and engaging Minds In Motion Video Series! Meet the Minds In Motion Team and get ready to move, groove and get your MIND (and body!) in MOTION. Sponsored by Atlantic Union Bank with additional support from Tidewater Children's Foundation, Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Art and Annie Sandler, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

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