Welcome Educators!

The Mint Museum is a rich source for student experiences and teacher professional development that supports learning for all grade levels and subject areas.

Our programs use works of art to engage in thoughtful discussion, close looking, and critical thinking. We hope you can join us this school year at our Randolph and Uptown locations for a tour, training, or workshop that get you and your students thinking like artists.

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Professional Development

Mint Museum Teacher Fellowship Program: Craft in the Laboratory

The Mint Museum invites 6-12th grade art and STEM teachers to apply to its inaugural Teacher Fellowship Program. The fellowship provides a professional development opportunity for teams of teachers to work with Museum staff to develop content, activities, and classroom applications for the upcoming special exhibition, Craft in the Laboratory: The Science of Making Things.

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Professional Development for Your Organization

The Mint’s education staff can provide onsite half day professional development sessions for educators on topics such as visual literacy, inquiry, and storytelling through art. Sessions must be booked at least six weeks in advance and are based on availability. For more information or to book a session, contact Gennifer Stanley, School Programs Assistant.


Connect with works of art, collaborate with fellow educators, learn new teaching strategies, and develop your creative capacities. Day-long workshops are offered throughout the school year. Please check back for a list of upcoming workshops.

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The outer doors to the star gallery in mint museum uptown. There are different sized stars painted on the wall beside the doors

STAR Galleries

The Student Artist Galleries, located at both Uptown and Randolph, are dedicated to showcasing student work from Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.

Do you want to see your students’ work displayed at The Mint Museum?
Contact Gennifer Stanley, School Programs Assistant.

Student Group Tours

Make The Mint Museum your classroom! The Museum’s school tours engage students in inquiry-based experiences with art that strengthen curriculum connections and develop visual literacy skills. Tours support the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and the Common Core Standards.

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ASC School Funding Opportunities

The Museum offers combined tour and studio programs through the Arts & Science Council’s School Funding Opportunities. Programs will focus on special exhibitions, the Craft + Design collection, and Romare Bearden’s work. Visit the Education Provider Directory to learn more about participation in this grant opportunity.

Romare Bearden Resource Kit

Explore Bearden’s work and life through hands-on learning materials and projects. Kits include CDs, videos, books, visual aids, and a lesson plan. For more information or to request a kit contact Gennifer Stanley, School Programs Assistant.