We’re so close to $10,000 from Chase Bank – vote on Facebook TODAY!

We’re so close to $10,000 from Chase Bank – vote on Facebook TODAY!

Posted on September 19, 2012 by

Thanks to everybody’s votes and efforts to spread the word we are WITHIN REACH of winning $10,000 from the Chase Bank Facebook contest. However, to WIN we need your help getting several hundred more votes before the contest ends tonight …

Wishing our students, teachers, families, and staff a great year!

Wishing our students, teachers, families, and staff a great year!

Posted on September 6, 2012 by

The staff of MFTA wishes our City’s students, teachers, families, and school staff the best of luck for the year as they start classes today! After a hard day learning or teaching you might crave an aspirin, but try some …

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School!

Posted on September 4, 2012 by

Give Your Students a Fabulous Learning Environment for FREE with Materials for the Arts MFTA makes donations from New York City’s most creative companies and individuals available for free to New York City public schools and qualified nonprofit organizations. TEACHERS: …

Back to school is Poppin at MFTA

Back to school is Poppin at MFTA

Posted on August 23, 2012 by

Thanks to Poppin, we have a huge donation of pens, markers, and tape dispensers – they are a welcome, bright addition to any MFTA recipient’s desk! We have more back-to-school donations featured on our Facebook page!

Teachers: Art, literacy and P Credits this fall at MFTA

Teachers: Art, literacy and P Credits this fall at MFTA

Posted on August 16, 2012 by

Project Based Learning: Reuse in English Language Arts Starts Saturday, September 22 Advanced Course for ELA-integrated Art Projects Build student success by learning to use items from the recycling bin and free supplies from MFTA for classroom projects and presentations. …

Teachers: Stock up for back to school season-everything’s free at MFTA!

Teachers: Stock up for back to school season-everything’s free at MFTA!

Posted on August 13, 2012 by

Jan McCray, assistant principal at the High School for Art and Design, adds art prints to her shopping cart.  She said teachers could use the photographs and paintings as inspiration for their students, or turn the poster over and use …

DOE staff are invited to a reception Thursday, August 2!

DOE staff are invited to a reception Thursday, August 2!

Posted on July 26, 2012 by

Materials for Education Reception Thursday, August 2 6 – 8 pm New York City Department of Education teachers, staff, and administrators are invited to a reception celebrating their work and the creative reuse of MFTA materials for education. Materials for …

Fiber art at its best!

Posted on July 25, 2012 by

Teachers are hard at work this week creating all kinds of fiber art projects in our Raw Fibers course! They’re weaving on things like CD cases, sequin honey comb, and mesh from the warehouse–they also created their own looms out …

Up to our elbows in pulp – and loving it!

Posted on July 18, 2012 by

Shanna contributes regularly to our Facebook page, and I’m thrilled that she’s started to blog! She has been with us since October 2011, helping schools and teachers register to receive MFTA supplies, lending a hand during school group visits, and assisting warehouse staff …

FELTING & FIBER ART: Open studio workshop next Thursday!

FELTING & FIBER ART: Open studio workshop next Thursday!

Posted on July 13, 2012 by

Third Thursdays: Felting and Fiber Arts Workshop with Beth Goldowitz and Sasha Ascher of MFTA recipient Town Square Thursday, July 19, 2012, 6 – 8 pm Make your own FELT artwork in the MFTA studios! Learn basic felting techniques from …