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Hypnotized at Grand Central Station

Today we took an early lunch and headed over to Grand Central to see Nick Cave’s amazing performance piece – Heard NY.  This combines all of our favorite art forms – dance, visual art, music, site specific performance art, creative material … Continue reading

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Marvelous! Mask-making Workshop with Joy Suarez Repurpose a variety of surprising materials to make fabulous masks in this workshop with our Master Teaching Artist Joy Suarez. Prepare for fall fun or create a fantastic mask for MFTA’s Masked Marvelous Cocktail … 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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Masks and fractions

Esther from PS 48 in Staten Island shared these images of projects she made from previous trips to the warehouse. Over the winter, Esther picked up trim and craft items to make the masks, and during her last trip in … Continue reading

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Dicapo pigs

Angela from the wonderful Dicapo Opera Theatre sent over some photos from a production in 2004 that used fabric and other items from MFTA. The piece is an opera ballet called Gloria, a Pig’s Tale that was done in cooperation with the … 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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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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Trippy tigers

On a recent visit to the warehouse, Carly Hoogendyk shared how her group, MFTA recipient Hole in the Sky Productions, used FREE tiger masks from MFTA in their latest production.

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ROAR! How NYC teachers make learning engaging

We’re at the midway point of our first July P credit course, “Creative Infusion,” and I’m amazed by each one of the creations that have come out of the studio classrooms. The teachers participating in this course are filled with … Continue reading

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An end of year masquerade

A group of fourth graders visited MFTA last week. After exploring the warehouse floor they headed to the studios to see how they could deck out a donation of wayfarer-style sunglasses. Check out the pictures to see their fantastic creations.

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