The Art of Paying It Forward

The Art of Paying It Forward

Posted on December 4, 2013 by

We believe in the power of thank yous. They bring people together, fostering new relationships and bolstering old ones.  At Materials for the Arts, the only requirement we have for our recipient organizations is to write thank you letters to …

Smitten with Kittens

Smitten with Kittens

Posted on August 1, 2013 by

We got a very special donation at Materials for the Arts recently. Somebody dropped off a 5-month old kitten at our building and the building manager brought him upstairs to see if we could help find him a new home. …

10 Games for Project-Based Instruction

10 Games for Project-Based Instruction

Posted on June 11, 2013 by

35 teachers joined The Education Center at Materials for the Arts to create exciting games and game boards for project-based instruction by reusing materials in our warehouse. After spending the day with us, they learned how to reuse items from the recycling …

Vital Theatre presents “Show Way”

Vital Theatre presents “Show Way”

Posted on January 14, 2013 by

The Vital Theatre, an MFTA recipient since 2001, presents Show Way, a musical that traces a family’s history, and the contours of a culture, through quilting. In Show Way, Toshi Georgiana looks for a beloved family heirloom. As she searches, …

Give your classroom a Creative Infusion with MFTA’s P Credit course for teachers

Give your classroom a Creative Infusion with MFTA’s P Credit course for teachers

Posted on December 10, 2012 by

Creative Infusion: Art & Reuse in the Classroom Introduction to Project Based Learning | Starts Saturday, April 27 Learn the basics of differentiating instruction by integrating creative projects into all content areas. With the guidance of MFTA’s master teaching artist, …

P Credit Course for Teachers: Help all students learn with hands-on, project-based learning

P Credit Course for Teachers: Help all students learn with hands-on, project-based learning

Posted on December 10, 2012 by

Project Based Learning: Reuse in ELA Advanced Course for ELA-integrated Art Projects | Starts Saturday, February 9 Build student success by learning to use items from the recycling bin and free supplies from MFTA for classroom projects and presentations. These …

Rise up for MFTA

Rise up for MFTA

Posted on December 6, 2012 by

The MFTA Nation is a large and energetic one. We love hearing good news stories about our recipients and donors and are always happy to share their work with our friends.  Recently, we received a check through Crowdrise an online …

TEACHERS – Paper: From Pulp to Fiction starts tomorrow – Register today!

TEACHERS – Paper: From Pulp to Fiction starts tomorrow – Register today!

Posted on November 9, 2012 by

Our P credit course Paper: From Pulp to Fiction starts this Saturday. For more information, or to register today, click here.

New start date for Paper: From Pulp to Fiction is November 10

New start date for Paper: From Pulp to Fiction is November 10

Posted on November 2, 2012 by

Due to the storm, we have rescheduled the first session of our P credit course Paper: From Pulp to Fiction. The original start date, Saturday, November 3, has been moved to the following Saturday, November 10. The course meets for …

Paper: From Pulp to Fiction, our P credit course for teachers starts next Saturday!

Posted on October 31, 2012 by

Paper: From Pulp to Fiction In-depth Paper Course Starts Saturday, November 10 (Rescheduled from November 3 start date) This course explores the history, production, and uses of paper with connections in social studies, science, math, and language arts. Participants will …