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Materials for the Arts is New York’s premiere reuse center, providing a way for companies and individuals to donate unneeded supplies to thousands of nonprofit organizations with arts programming and public schools. We offer a wide variety of events, workshops, and classes to help people see and experience creative reuse up close.

Spring 2014 at MFTA
P-CREDIT COURSES
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 focus on developing lesson plans, aligned with the Arts Blueprint and Common Core standards, for their own students.
Saturdays, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, beginning March 1

Project Based Learning: Reuse in ELA
Create projects to engage students in meaningful investigations, promote informal academic conversations, and encourage deeper comprehension of texts in ELA and across the curriculum. Projects include: advance book-making, music and literacy, games and gameboards, individual and group project studio time, performance and peer assessment through multimedia presentation.
March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29, and April 5

Paper: From Pulp to Fiction
This course explores the history, production, and uses of paper with connections to social studies, science, math, and language arts. Projects include: papermaking, quilt-making, ink-making, calligraphy, block-prints, silkscreen, collage, paper sculptures, and marbling.
April 26, May 3, May 10, May 31, June 7, and June 14

Volunteer Nights: Every Wednesday (except Holidays) from 6 – 8 pm, help us sort and display a variety of donated materials in our warehouse.

Third Thursdays: On the Third Thursday of every month at Materials for the Arts, you are invited to a free reuse art-making workshop exploring unusual supplies found in our warehouse.
January 16, 6:30 – 8:30: “Reuse Relays” with Director of Education John Kaiser
February 20, 6:30-8:30: "Catchers" with artist Mary Valverde

Check our calendar for upcoming events.  


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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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