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Workshops · Educators

Making Space: From the Museum to the Classroom

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Azikiwe Mohammed and Black Painters Academy at Rashid Johnson’s Red Stage presented by Creative Time. Photo courtesy Brian Redondo / Art 21

Calling all teachers and educators! Discover new methods to transform the classroom into an encouraging artmaking space in a hands-on workshop with maker Azikiwe Mohammed and his Black Painters Academy. In this workshop, you will create projects that could suit a range of differently aged students using common classroom materials. Participants will also discuss best practices to feel comfortable with making, wherever they are on their journey!

This program is free with registration and priority will be given to educators.

Our Workshops for Educators provide a meeting space for activists, artists, and educators to exchange knowledge and methods for generating critical discussion and structural change while promoting safer and braver spaces. Over the last decade, the Museum has developed educational content, tools, and methods for using contemporary art to engage youth and learning communities in questioning and ideating.

These workshops are designed to consider how teachers enter conversations with diverse knowledge and support each other and their students. The goal of the series is to provide educators with inspiration and resources to nurture creativity, social emotional learning, and justice in education.


American Sign Language interpretation for public programs is available free of charge upon request with three weeks’ advance notice.

For all accessibility questions or requests, please contact

About the Artist

Azikiwe Mohammed (he/him) is a crafter who builds physical spaces that include Blackness and the stories of the people of this land. Sometimes that land is physical, sometimes it lives in our bodies. In 2023, Mohammed exhibited work at Canada gallery, the High Line, and California African American Museum (CAAM). Mohammed lives in New York City and is a 2023-2025 resident/fellow of Project for Empty Space in Newark, NJ.


Support for Education and Public Engagement programs is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

We gratefully acknowledge the Bowery Council of the New Museum for its support of Education and Public Engagement Programs.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

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