Makda Amdetsyon Education Coordinator

Makda Amdetsyon is an educator, researcher, and maker. She joined Art21 as the Education Coordinator in June 2024. Makda comes to this role with a background in facilitating reflective and inquiry driven museum visits and artmaking classes for K-12 students and teachers at the Brooklyn Museum. In addition to her work as an educator, Makda is experienced in artist engagement and communication. During her time at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, she interviewed artisans and co-produced public programs for the annual Folklife Festival. Makda’s work as a researcher focuses on craft, bridging her art practice and academic studies on American craft and material culture. 

Makda is also a textile artist and sewist. She has spent the past several years honing her craft in weaving, dyeing, and sewing at craft schools across the country. She holds a BA in Communications from University of Maryland, College Park and an MA in Art, Education and Community Practice from New York University.