Registration for Fall P-Credit Courses is now open:

Registration for Fall P-Credit Courses is now open:

Posted on August 21, 2017 by

Project Based Learning: Reuse in ELA Saturdays 9:30 am – 5pm 11/11 – 1/6 Engage students in meaningful investigations, promote informal academic conversations, and encourage deeper comprehension of texts in ELA and across the curriculum. From bookmaking and game invention …

Many Kin: Sol’Sax on educating through his artworks and reaching a wide audience

Many Kin: Sol’Sax on educating through his artworks and reaching a wide audience

Posted on January 30, 2018 by

I’ve loved it here at Materials for the Arts the opportunity has been amazing the things that I see coming through here are always shocking and amazing and quite the inspiration. To be able to pull something that was in …

Sol’Sain’t: Sol’Sax on the use of mannequins in his solo exhibition

Sol’Sain’t: Sol’Sax on the use of mannequins in his solo exhibition

Posted on January 5, 2018 by

The thing that comes to my mind is there’s are so many mannequins. For me, it’s been really interesting to deal with the mannequins because my whole thing is that we are not many kin we are one kin, a …

Recap: Third Thursday with #MFTAir Sol’Sax

Recap: Third Thursday with #MFTAir Sol’Sax

Posted on January 2, 2018 by

  Artist-in-residence Sol’Sax guided us through our Third Thursday “Material Poetry” workshop creating sculptures and mixed-media pieces inspired by our favorite poems, songs and artists.

December Third Thursday with Sol’Sax: Material Poetry

December Third Thursday with Sol’Sax: Material Poetry

Posted on December 6, 2017 by

We’re bringing our favorite songs and poems to life with artist-in-residence Sol’Sax. Think about the lines and verses you’ve dedicated to memory. What images come to mind? During our December 21, Third Thursday workshop we’ll take a look through MFTA’s …

Three Ways to Give Back Post-Thanksgiving

Three Ways to Give Back Post-Thanksgiving

Posted on November 21, 2017 by

Now that you’ve eaten your fair share of turkey, delighted in Patti Labelle’s sweet potato pie and expressed gratitude for family and friends, it’s time to give back. 2016 is on pace to be the hottest year on record, and …

Third Thursday: Building Sculptures with McKendree Key

Third Thursday: Building Sculptures with McKendree Key

Posted on November 9, 2017 by

McKendree Key leads our November Third Thursday workshop. Key’s practice is centered on the exploration of wasted, overlooked or inaccessible spaces in the city. Since 2004 she has made large-scale interactive works which she refers to as “Divided Spaces,” installations …

Election Day Educator’s Professional Development Workshop

Election Day Educator’s Professional Development Workshop

Posted on October 30, 2017 by

Paper Construction- STEM and Art Tuesday, November 7, 9:30 am -3:30 pm Professional Development Workshop for teachers on the Election Day PD Day Improve your students’ curriculum by integrating art projects throughout any Common Core-aligned unit in English Language Arts, Social Studies, or …

Grab Your Tickets to Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party

Grab Your Tickets to Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party

Posted on August 22, 2017 by

Purchase your tickets before September 29 to take advantage of the $75 Early Bird special to the Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party, a fun filled evening of food, drink, and entertainment at our fabulous warehouse in Long Island City. Tickets available …

Third Thursday Workshop: Weave Found Objects with Dianne Smith

Third Thursday Workshop: Weave Found Objects with Dianne Smith

Posted on July 5, 2017 by

 Inspired by the long line of basket weavers in her family that kept that African tradition alive in Belize artist-in-residence Dianne Smith leads our free workshop on weaving with found materials. We’ll also take a tour of Dianne’s solo exhibition …