For Educators

Photo credit: Kevin Allen
We support arts learning in and out of the classroom. Our resources and experiences for educators and students include tours, professional development, partnerships, and the Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) arts-integration curriculum.

What We Offer

Guided Experiences

Introduce Pre-K–12 students to visual art and women artists by scheduling an in-person or virtual learning experience.

Professional Development

Join us for on-site or online educator professional development sessions and leave energized and primed with new ideas!

ABC Curriculum

A birds-eyed view of a display of artists books showing a variety of folded paper and works of art.
Our signature Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) curriculum uses artists’ books to highlight natural connections between visual arts and language arts.


Black and white photograph of a primary school classroom in 1948. Light-skinned children sit at dark wood desks attending to books and papers or looking directly into the camera. At the center, the young teacher assists a girl with her lesson.
NMWA educators welcome opportunities to develop tailored partnerships with individual schools and teachers, school districts, and youth organizations.

Teacher In-Service

Learn along with colleagues by requesting a customized teacher in-service experience, delivered by museum educators in your context.


Introduce your Pre-K–12 students to art by women, past and present, using our free teacher resources.

Stay in the Loop!

Sign up for our quarterly teacher newsletter to learn about upcoming professional development opportunities, programs, and resources.


Education programming is made possible by the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, with additional support provided by the Marcia and Frank Carlucci Charitable Foundation, the Leo Rosner Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the Harriet E. McNamee Youth Education Fund, William and Christine Leahy, the Nora Roberts Foundation, Sylvan C. Coleman Trust, and the Junior League of Washington.