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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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MFTA’s Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party is Tuesday, October 23!

SAVE THE DATE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 6-10 pm For one magical night, the MFTA warehouse is transformed as we host 300 guests who decorate masks, enjoy performances, eat, drink, and dance the night away. The Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party is … Continue reading

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WasteDiversions Preview: Fashion Re/Action

Many of the works in WasteDiversions were created through collaboration, from  large-scale collage and assemblage made during Friends of MFTA’s open studio program, to today’s preview, Wearables and Costumes, from MFTA recipient Culture Push.  These works were created during Culture … Continue reading

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Plenty of love at an anti-Valentine’s Day benefit

Allyson from the newly-accepted and interestingly-named organization F*It Club sent over photos from a benefit a few weeks ago, entitled F Love: An (Anti) Valentine’s Day Party. During their very first trip to the warehouse, the group was able to find … 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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Last-minute Halloween ideas

Happy Halloween, everyone! If you’re like me, you’ve put off on making a costume until today and now you’re scrambling to make something. If you’re even more like me, maybe you grabbed an old sheriff badge you found in your … Continue reading

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NYU Dance Educators @ MFTA

Yesterday, Materials for the Arts hosted students from the NYU Dance Education Masters Program. Students learned how to make “no-sew” projects, including a stretch jersey skirt, a tunic, and a laced skirt. As the name would imply, “no-sew” projects do not … Continue reading

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