Tag Archives: Common Core

Teachers: Stock up for back to school season-everything’s free at MFTA!

Jan McCray, assistant principal at the High School for Art and Design, adds art prints to her shopping cart.  She said teachers could use the photographs and paintings as inspiration for their students, or turn the poster over and use … Continue reading

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What does a Creative Infusion look like at school?

With free MFTA supplies and a bit of training, you can unleash your students’ creativity,  making your school a more vibrant and welcoming place to be! Using free MFTA supplies, students at IS 231 in Queens studied the Industrial Revolution … 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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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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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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*TEACHERS* Last chance to sign up for Paper: From Pulp to Fiction

Paper: From Pulp to Fiction (Joy Suarez, instructor) STARTS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Using everyday items from the recycling bin and free supplies from the MFTA warehouse, participants in “Paper” learn sustainable  techniques for papermaking, pen and ink, block prints, stenciling, … Continue reading

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