Local Puppeteer Visits Episcopal Students

Upper and Lower School students at Episcopal recently got to experience the magic of puppets when local puppet maker and puppeteer, Clay Achee, stopped by for a visit. He taught Upper School Honors and Masters Visual arts students about the art of puppet making for a class assignment that requires them to make a puppet of their own. He also introduced three-year-old students in the Lower School to his puppets, River and Ziggy. “Teaching puppet making is the best way to learn the skill yourself,” Achee says. He is now working on the second season of the LPB show, “Ziggy’s Arts Adventures,” an art education program designed for first through fifth graders. Visiting schools helps Achee harness his inner child and better understand what resonates with children.

This article was originally published in June 2023.

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