Category Archives: Hands-on PD

Vital Theatre presents “Show Way”

The Vital Theatre, an MFTA recipient since 2001, presents Show Way, a musical that traces a family’s history, and the contours of a culture, through quilting. In Show Way, Toshi Georgiana looks for a beloved family heirloom. As she searches, … Continue reading

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Reuse & Create: Spring 2013 art workshops at MFTA

Learn to excite students and families through art while engaging everyone in hands-on learning! During these studio workshops, participants learn art projects that can be easily and inexpensively realized at schools and community centers. SERIES DISCOUNT: The four workshops below … Continue reading

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Fall Art of Reuse Workshop Series for community-based educators

10-hour Professional Development Series for Community-based Educators Learn to make a variety of art projects by creatively reusing items from the recycling bin and free supplies from Materials for the Arts. During this 10-hour professional development series participants create their … Continue reading

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Learning ELA in the shadows!

On June 7, over 50 teachers and staff from New York City public schools joined us at Materials for the Arts and MFTA recipient Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School to learn how to bring puppetry into their English classes. Check … Continue reading

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Bringing Literacy to Life: June 7 Shadow Puppetry Workshop for English Language Arts

Learn to bring literacy to life using shadow puppetry during this hands-on workshop with Joy Suarez at Materials for the Arts. Using items from the recycling bin and free supplies from MFTA, participants will learn techniques to create a variety … Continue reading

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Can trash be therapeutic? Absolutely!

Yesterday students in School of Visual Arts’ art therapy graduate program visited MFTA for a tour and workshop. The students were exposed to MFTA’s particular brand of art making, which incorporates both items from our warehouse and supplies collected from … Continue reading

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Free Parent Engagement Workshops: Bring students, families, and staff together through art

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Bring families, students, and staff together through art

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Art of Reuse: Spring professional development workshop series

This spring at MFTA, learn to creatively reuse items from your recycling bin to make extraordinary art projects! While open to the public, the Art of Reuse workshop series is especially designed for community-based educators: After school providers, social service … Continue reading

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Reuse inspiration with Hudson High School

Materials For The Arts helped build and energize the arts at Hudson High School by teaching an all-staff training in creative reuse techniques this past Monday. MFTA teaching artists showcased many reuse art project ideas and trained teachers about the NYC … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution? More Creative Reuse! (January Workshops at MFTA)

MFTA is pleased to offer three hands-on workshops in January. Each workshop includes an instructor-led demonstration as well studio time when participants gain experience working with items reclaimed from the recycling bin as well as objects found in the MFTA … Continue reading

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