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DIY with Harriet Taub

Nowadays it’s easy to find DIY goods and community driven art collectives on any number of social media sites and in trendy boutiques. Back in the 60’s and 70’s, DIY appeared in the form of Better Homes & Gardens and … Continue reading

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Salvaged Scrabble

We’re submitting our proposal “Salvaged Scrabble” for World Maker Faire New York 2012 today! SALVAGED SCRABBLE WITH MFTA Spell your way through NYC’s waste stream. Use paper and fabric collected from the city’s most creative companies to make unique letter … Continue reading

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DIY: No-sew T-shirt scarf

Enjoy the thought of making wearable art pieces but lack confidence in your sewing capabilities? No problem! MFTA’s own Jenny Kraft has found a way to take any old shirt and transform it into a fun scarf without any needle … Continue reading

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DIY project: CD calendar

With the rise in popularity of portable gadgets that have more than one function (my phone can play music, take pictures, do math, etc.), people have basically stopped using CDs–not to mention cassette tapes and records. Instead of throwing obsolete … Continue reading

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Make this! DIY CD cube display case instructions

This DIY project shows you how to create a CD cube display–a perfect way to organize cluttered work spaces and show off your favorite knickknacks or art projects. By creatively re-using your old CD cases, you can easily and inexpensively … Continue reading

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Appropriating the Unwanted: Collage and creative reuse

We are thrilled that Haydee Naula is completing an internship with us this summer. Haydee first came to MFTA when she was working at PS 112 in Queens with the educational nonprofit (and MFTA recipient) City Year. In addition to … Continue reading

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FELTING & FIBER ART: Open studio workshop next Thursday!

Third Thursdays: Felting and Fiber Arts Workshop with Beth Goldowitz and Sasha Ascher of MFTA recipient Town Square Thursday, July 19, 2012, 6 – 8 pm Make your own FELT artwork in the MFTA studios! Learn basic felting techniques from … Continue reading

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Third Thursdays: DIY Fashion Extravaganza workshop with Culture Push’s Michael DiPietro!

Visitors to MFTA since late March have been greeted by a fierce warrior decked out in upcycled fashion. The warrior, a mannequin donated to MFTA by Barneys, shows off fashion created in collaborative workshops led by Michael DiPietro. We are … Continue reading

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WasteDiversions Preview: Pepto stares with red eyes

This week we’ll be offering previews of MFTA Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, WasteDiversions, which opens this Thursday, March 29! Each day until Thursday’s opening reception, we’ll show two works featured in the exhibition. The assemblage above is a collaboration between MFTA … Continue reading

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Did you know? Cleaning up is an art too!

Materials for the Arts is grateful for our dedicated group of volunteers, who contribute almost 100 hours of work per week to our program. Volunteers assist with setting out donations, cleaning the warehouse, completing clerical work, and in our classrooms … Continue reading

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