Tag Archives: puppets

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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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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Maple Grove: Not just a cemetery!

Ever think you’d be able to see a puppet show in a cemetery? At Maple Grove Cemetery you can do just that, and more. Earlier this week, Carl Ballenas at Friends of Maple Grove (an MFTA recipient since 2009) in … 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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Bringing Literacy to Life: June 7 Shadow Puppetry Workshop for English Language Arts

Learn to bring literacy to life using shadow puppetry during this hands-on workshop with Joy Suarez at Materials for the Arts. Using items from the recycling bin and free supplies from MFTA, participants will learn techniques to create a variety … Continue reading

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Third Thursdays: Animation Dance Party video

We thank the participants in April’s Third Thursday open studio workshop and Gregory VandeHey of MFTA recipient Free Style Arts Association

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Paying it forward in Staten Island

These photos were sent by Wynter, an art teacher from Tottenville High School in Staten Island. She used fabric, buttons, and other materials from the warehouse to make bags, accessories, and hand puppets with her students. In her words, her “fashion … Continue reading

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Can trash be therapeutic? Absolutely!

Yesterday students in School of Visual Arts’ art therapy graduate program visited MFTA for a tour and workshop. The students were exposed to MFTA’s particular brand of art making, which incorporates both items from our warehouse and supplies collected from … Continue reading

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Late hours and school workshops thanks to Macy’s

Aside from the wonderful donation of holiday ornaments and decorations this year, Macy’s has helped underwrite late-night shopping in 2012. Grants and donations to FOMA help us stay open late every Thursday and the first Monday of each month to … Continue reading

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Puppet photos from this weekend’s workshop

Over the weekend, MFTA teaching artist Pamela Isaac hosted a puppet making workshop at Society of Illustrators with artist Melissa Sweet. People of all ages attended and learned about how  items from the warehouse can be reused to make all different … Continue reading

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