Youth Education and Outreach
We offer unique educational programs in which professional artists bring the arts of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts to K-12 classrooms and other educational venues throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Programming can be developed for any age level and tailored to meet specific needs, curricula, and include connections to other subjects such as history and science.
Interested in scheduling a field trip? Programming scheduled at our facility in Hyattsville includes a free tour of our community studios and gallery—a great way to introduce students to an active, working visual arts community and an opportunity to discuss careers in the arts. We can also bring our instructors straight into your classroom!
Interested in having our teaching artists lead a workshop at your institution? Our teachers have brought the disciplines of printmaking, papermaking, and book arts to many notable institutions, such as the National Postal Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Baltimore Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts to name a few.
For more information or to schedule programming for your school or other youth educational center, contact Melissa Ezelle.
For more information or to schedule programming for your group, organization, or adult educational center, contact Education and Engagement Manager Jen Sheckels.
Interested in leading or assisting with youth and outreach programming? We're looking for teachers and volunteers to support our growing programming opportunities! Use the button below to connect with us!
We love bringing creative, hands-on activities like printmaking into the classroom (above, with students at Rosa Parks Elementary School) and local community events!
Artistic Director Gretchen Schermerhorn leads a "Wine and Design" bookmaking activity at the National Postal Museum in June, 2019.