Category Archives: P credit

Creative PD for Teachers: 2012 Summer Institutes at MFTA (Win a free course too!)

Materials for the Arts Summer Institute Courses with Joy Suarez, MFTA Master Teaching Artist This summer, learn how items from the recycling bin and free supplies from Materials for the Arts can be creatively reused to make engaging projects for … Continue reading

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“I have a bird in spring”

With a forecast high of 81 degrees, spring may have come and gone already! Rest assured, MFTA will keep tweeting like a bird in spring all season long… A Keith Haring exhibition opened at the Brooklyn Museum last week. The … Continue reading

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Art and the Common Core: Professional development course for teachers

Paper: From Pulp to Fiction, a “P” credit course for teachers, starts Saturday, April 21! Learn how items from the recycling bin and free supplies from Materials for the Arts can be creatively reused for engaging lessons in all content … Continue reading

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TEACHERS: Use art to teach the Common Core, MFTA’s PD course starts February 10!

All public school teachers in New York City are eligible to visit our warehouse and receive free MFTA supplies for their classrooms. While these supplies may not be conventional art materials, they can be used to create low-cost, engaging lessons … Continue reading

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Teachers: Bring literacy to life with no sew costumes!

The Common Core Standards (.pdf) encourage students to discuss and retell key details from texts to demonstrate understanding and mastery. An exciting way to encourage these discussions, especially regarding characters, is for students to design costumes based on what they … Continue reading

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Are you too old to jump in? MFTA’s take on playpens

A couple of months ago, MFTA recipients were bombarded by these brightly colored orbs in the warehouse–almost like the streets of San Francisco were in this famous Bravia commercial, which you can see after the jump.

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Creative Reuse: From Tribeca to the classroom

Thierry Despont, the architect, designer, and artist, has organized an exhibition which presents contemporary artwork alongside 18th and 19th century furniture and antiques. The exhibition, Le Cabinet de Curiosités, features the work of artists from Marlborough Gallery’s roster including  Despont, … Continue reading

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Sewing designs and bookmaking from a local school

These photos were sent over from Mrs. Ferguson, a former participant in one of our Professional Development bookmaking workshops. She used the techniques and methods in the workshop and brought them back to the Beach Channel High School here in Queens. Aside … Continue reading

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Teachers: Do your lessons need a Creative Infusion?

Learn how items from the recycling bin and free supplies from Materials for the Arts can be creatively reused for engaging lessons in all content areas. During this multi-session course, teachers focus on developing hands-on, Common Core-aligned lesson plans for … Continue reading

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Creative Reuse: From the Studio Museum to our classrooms

The Bearden Project opened at The Studio Museum in Harlem today. It is a must see, especially if you’re interested in creative reuse. The exhibition is the third Bearden-related show featured on this blog and one of many which celebrate … Continue reading

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