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Educational Workshops and Programs

TAKE A CLASS: MFTA education programs help you differentiate instruction and engage students in learning with hands-on, standards-aligned art projects made using free supplies from the warehouse.

We also offer seasonal P-Credit (+30) courses for NYCDOE staff through the After School Professional Development Program. All courses show teachers sustainable and inexpensive ways to align project-based, hands-on learning with their curriculum and the Common Core standards.
Find out more information.

Spring 2017 P-Credit Courses: Save the Dates
Learn how items from the recycling bin and free supplies from Materials for the Arts can be creatively reused to make engaging projects for lessons in all content areas. During these studio-style courses, teachers develop lesson plans, aligned with the Arts Blueprint and Common Core standards.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS AT MFTA OR AT YOUR SITE
MFTA’s studio-style professional development workshops teach a variety of art projects that can be aligned with the ELA and Math Common Core standards or other instructional goals. Workshops include expert instruction and studio time where participants adapt projects for their specific instructional setting with the advice of teaching artists. Workshops for schools focus on engaging students in differentiated, hands-on projects that are aligned with the Common Core standards.

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.

FIELD TRIPS
Group visits to MFTA show participants the "art of reuse" firsthand as they tour the warehouse, explore art made from salvaged materials, and use their creativity and MFTA supplies to make artwork to take home.

IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCIES
Residency programs bring Materials for the Arts to your school or site to enhance and reinforce curricula in math, science, social studies, and language arts. Teaching artists lead multiple art-making workshop sessions that model creative reuse and project-based learning for students and staff.

“These workshops were extraordinary! I have already continued implementing these creative ideas in my classroom.” Participant teacher from MFTA residency, PS 209 in Queens

Contact Director of Education John Kaiser at 718-729-2165 or jkaiser@mfta.nyc.gov.

TEAMBUILDING WORKSHOPS
Principals from the Children First Network, staff from Louis Vuitton, and representatives from The UK Mission to the United Nations have all attended Team Building Workshops with MFTA, where participants work together to create large-scale collaborative art pieces such as quilts, sculptures, or mosaics for display at their site location.

Contact the Education Center at 718-729-2165 or at education@mfta.nyc.gov to book your workshop.

FAMILY ART EVENTS AND ART BOOTHS
Our teaching artists bring a variety of materials and tools and will lead participants in creating empowering and environmentally conscious art projects.
Invite an MFTA artist to your site for a family art event or art booth designed for large audiences. Past workshops have included the creation of sculptures and mosaics inspired by animal biology, NYC history, English language arts, and more. Family Engagement workshops and art booths include musical instrument-making, community quilts, puppet-making, and giant cardboard sculptures.

Email education@mfta.nyc.gov to request an art booth, workshop, or program.


Contact
John Cloud Kaiser, Director of Education
Tel. 718-729-2165
Fax. 718-729-2823

education@materialsforthearts.org


Education Center at MFTA

33-00 Northern Boulevard, Floor 3
Long Island City, NY 11101

Photo Credit: Barbara Korein/Materials for the Arts
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P-Credit (+30) Courses:
Learn how free supplies from Materials for the Arts can be creatively reused to make engaging projects for lessons in all content areas. During these studio-style courses, teachers focus on developing lesson plans, aligned with the Arts Blueprint and Common Core Standards for their own students.
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