Mixtapes on Paper: A Virtual Zine Workshop for Teachers

Co-presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM), this joint virtual teacher workshop will focus on lyricism, exchange, and the art of zine making.

During the workshop, teachers from Baltimore and St. Louis will learn more about the exhibition The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century, co-organized by SLAM and the BMA. Participants will explore the history and function of zines and consider a range of applications for incorporating zines as an invitation to students to explore hip hop culture and music using the mixtape as a metaphor. The zine portion of the workshop will be led by two practicing teachers and artists. Workshop participants will also have opportunities to build connections with fellow educators in another city for a possible zine exchange with students.

Participants will receive a free ticket to The Culture at the BMA.


Mixtapes on Paper will be held online via Zoom. This event is now sold out.

Enrollment is free and space is limited! All educator levels are welcome, but the content is best suited to middle and high school educators.

If registrations are closed, email Kate Collins at to be added to the waitlist.

Teaching Artists

Meghann Harris is a non-binary designer and illustrator dedicated to changing the face of the design community through their work as an educator. “Harris,” as they are known amongst students and friends, received both their BFA (2011) in Graphic Design and their MAT (2012) from MICA. In addition to founding the Graphic Design/Interactive Media Production pathway at Baltimore Design School, Mx. Harris is also the club sponsor for both the National Art Honor Society and Gender and Sexuality Alliance, working to build inclusive spaces in the school. Mx. Harris speaks, annually, about their curriculum throughout the country and was a finalist for Baltimore City Teacher of the Year two years in a row, 2019 and 2020, as well as a semi-finalist in 2022. During the summer, Harris teaches at Girls Garage in Berkeley, CA, teaching young girls and gender-expansive youth the power of building expertise in male-dominated trades. When they are not teaching, Harris’ illustration and design work focuses on anything that makes them chuckle: from weird peach-butt creatures that they doodle everywhere to blob men that annoy and harass their brain until they come out in the pages of their sketchbook.

Erin Nutsugah is an accomplished educator celebrating her eleventh year in Baltimore City Public Schools. For the last three years, she has taught Health & Wellness to grades 6-9 as well as 12th grade AP Studio Art, and she loves allowing students to explore and reflect in both these subject areas. Before that, she was an award-winning high school English Language Arts teacher and department lead. In addition, Ms. Nutsugah holds Model Teacher status and has led professional development and written district curriculum for both ELA & Health. At her beloved Baltimore Design School, Ms. Nutsugah moderates BDS’ student arts collective Zine Club Plus and helps put on the biannual Coffeehouse events. In her personal life, she is also a practicing fiber artist & illustrator, and lives in the Hamilton neighborhood with her author/illustrator husband and two dumb cats.


Derrick Adams. Style Variation 34. 2020. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchase with exchange funds from the Pearlstone Family Fund and partial gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., BMA 2021.156. Courtesy of the Artist

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