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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.


Summer 2014 at Materials for the Arts

BERNARD KLEVICKAS: HISTORY OF STUFF
MFTA artist-in-residence Bernard Klevickas’ work involves taking apart discarded objects made from plastic, metal, and Styrofoam. He then reassembles those materials into large patchwork sculptures composed of dynamic “quilts” of different materials and colors that remind us to rethink the things we put into the waste stream every day.

Exhibit will be on view from May 16 – August 15.


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 focus on developing lesson plans, aligned with the Arts Blueprint and Common Core standards, for their own students.
Mondays - Saturdays, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, beginning July 7.  Registration will open in May.

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. 

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.
Check our calendar for upcoming events.

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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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