One night only (for the next 105 years)

One night only (for the next 105 years)

Posted on June 5, 2012 by

Did you know that today is the last time you’ll be able to see the Transit of Venus this century? In fact, it will be the last time you’ll be able to see it for the next 105 years. The …

New Year’s Resolution? More Creative Reuse! (January Workshops at MFTA)

New Year’s Resolution? More Creative Reuse! (January Workshops at MFTA)

Posted on December 14, 2011 by

MFTA is pleased to offer three hands-on workshops in January. Each workshop includes an instructor-led demonstration as well studio time when participants gain experience working with items reclaimed from the recycling bin as well as objects found in the MFTA …

Last-minute Halloween ideas

Last-minute Halloween ideas

Posted on October 31, 2011 by

Happy Halloween, everyone! If you’re like me, you’ve put off on making a costume until today and now you’re scrambling to make something. If you’re even more like me, maybe you grabbed an old sheriff badge you found in your …

Bill Gates on education + NYT on New York takeout containers = MFTA

Bill Gates on education + NYT on New York takeout containers = MFTA

Posted on October 25, 2011 by

This weekend Bill and Melinda Gates weighed in on schools, teaching, and education reform in the Wall Street Journal. The Gates summarize a Scholastic study commissioned by their foundation, which found that teachers want (surprise!) “more involvement from parents, more …

Learn to integrate elementary math and art on Election Day

Learn to integrate elementary math and art on Election Day

Posted on October 19, 2011 by

This Election Day join Materials for the Arts to learn art projects that link the elementary math Common Core standards and art. Teaching artists Joy Suarez and John Kaiser will show teachers and school staff free or low-cost art projects …