Masked!

Masked!

Posted on October 1, 2012 by

Marvelous! Mask-making Workshop with Joy Suarez Repurpose a variety of surprising materials to make fabulous masks in this workshop with our Master Teaching Artist Joy Suarez. Prepare for fall fun or create a fantastic mask for MFTA’s Masked Marvelous Cocktail …

Fall Art of Reuse Workshop Series for community-based educators

Fall Art of Reuse Workshop Series for community-based educators

Posted on August 30, 2012 by

10-hour Professional Development Series for Community-based Educators Learn to make a variety of art projects by creatively reusing items from the recycling bin and free supplies from Materials for the Arts. During this 10-hour professional development series participants create their …

Masks and fractions

Masks and fractions

Posted on May 1, 2012 by

Esther from PS 48 in Staten Island shared these images of projects she made from previous trips to the warehouse. Over the winter, Esther picked up trim and craft items to make the masks, and during her last trip in …

Dicapo pigs

Dicapo pigs

Posted on February 10, 2012 by

Angela from the wonderful Dicapo Opera Theatre sent over some photos from a production in 2004 that used fabric and other items from MFTA. The piece is an opera ballet called Gloria, a Pig’s Tale that was done in cooperation with the …

Did you know? Cleaning up is an art too!

Did you know? Cleaning up is an art too!

Posted on February 9, 2012 by

Materials for the Arts is grateful for our dedicated group of volunteers, who contribute almost 100 hours of work per week to our program. Volunteers assist with setting out donations, cleaning the warehouse, completing clerical work, and in our classrooms …

Creative Reuse: From Tribeca to the classroom

Creative Reuse: From Tribeca to the classroom

Posted on January 4, 2012 by

Thierry Despont, the architect, designer, and artist, has organized an exhibition which presents contemporary artwork alongside 18th and 19th century furniture and antiques. The exhibition, Le Cabinet de Curiosités, features the work of artists from Marlborough Gallery’s roster including  Despont, …

Trippy tigers

Trippy tigers

Posted on July 19, 2011 by

On a recent visit to the warehouse, Carly Hoogendyk shared how her group, MFTA recipient Hole in the Sky Productions, used FREE tiger masks from MFTA in their latest production.

ROAR! How NYC teachers make learning engaging

ROAR! How NYC teachers make learning engaging

Posted on July 14, 2011 by

We’re at the midway point of our first July P credit course, “Creative Infusion,” and I’m amazed by each one of the creations that have come out of the studio classrooms. The teachers participating in this course are filled with …

An end of year masquerade

An end of year masquerade

Posted on June 21, 2011 by

A group of fourth graders visited MFTA last week. After exploring the warehouse floor they headed to the studios to see how they could deck out a donation of wayfarer-style sunglasses. Check out the pictures to see their fantastic creations.