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.

Community and School Programs at Pioneer Works are made possible, in part, by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

After School Programs

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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

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Pioneer Works offers a range of themed tours for K-12 groups in the areas of visual arts, technology, and music. Special requests concerning the themes or focus of the tour are welcome. School Tours are led by Pioneer Works staff, trained educators, and artists.

We offer a series of free hands-on and discussion-based workshops for K-12 students during exhibitions

K-12 school group tours are free of charge thanks to the generous support of The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.


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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

A boy wearing a white shirt that reads "Red Hook Regatta" in blue text holds a boat over his head victoriously, as folks in the background sitting on the beach cheer him on

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.