Learn & Engage

Pioneer Works educational programs invite audiences of all ages to engage in tours, workshops, and classes that explore learning through visual art, music, science, and technology. School Programs and Adult Classes reflect on themes and methods emerging from the work of Artists-in-Residence and current Exhibitions; while Community Partnerships and Programs are rooted in collaborations with Red Hook organizations and neighbors.

After School Programs

In partnership with Red Hook elementary, middle and high schools, Pioneer Works develops engaging experiences for K-12 students that encourage learning through arts, music, sciences and technology. School Programs often feature themes, topics and materials that are explored throughout Pioneer Works Exhibitions, and are led by current or alumni Artists-in-Residence as well as skilled multidisciplinary educators.

School Tours

We offer 3rd-12th Red Hook youth a series of free hands-on and discussion-based workshops during exhibition tours.

Generous funding for school programs is provided by Nissan.

Education programs at Pioneer Works are also supported in part by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


Our free or low cost classes provide an opportunity for participants of all ages to learn from our current and alumni Artists-in-Residence and intimately engage with their work through accessible entrypoints.

Community Partners & Collaborations

Pioneer Works partners with arts, cultural & community based organizations in Red Hook to celebrate the amazing creative and grassroots energy of our neighborhood. We work alongside local non-profits to develop workshops with and for Red Hook audiences. Collaborations spark ideas and opportunities to strengthen and deepen relationships with our neighbors, and often blossom into events, installations and project-based programs.