Creative REuse in the Classroom
YEAR 1, EPISODE 1
Thanks to the support of The New York Community trust, MFTA teaching artists are working in schools with no full time art teacher in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
YEAR 1, EPISODE 2
Creative Reuse in the Classroom continues in Episode 2 with an in-depth look at the many challenges students and educators alike face at PS5 in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Many of the students live in neighborhood shelters, making the school a safe haven during the day. Teachers feel responsible for providing resources that students can access regardless of their living situation.
What happens next during Ms. Camacho’s and Ms. Van’s 5th grade classes underscores why MFTA is committed to finding creative ways to integrate arts programming into classrooms and demonstrates how art can play a transformational role in the lives of NYC students.
YEAR 2, EPISODE 1
MFTA teaching artists show students and teachers how they can use everyday materials to create hands-on projects in school. Creative Reuse in the Classroom: Year II, episode 1 highlights one of the many projects of Greg VandeHey, as he guides students in making cars from drinking straws and broken toys to help them become more enthusiastic about friction and motion studies in Science.
YEAR 2, EPISODE 2
Teaching artist Greg VandeHey is helping students at PS 297 engineer cars created from drinking straws and broken toys. In episode 2, students put their creative reuse inventions to the test using the lessons they’ve learned about friction and motion studies in Science.
YEAR 2, EPISODE 3
From the classroom to the warehouse, students are learning how to achieve sustainability through creative reuse.
In episode 3, students take a trip to MFTA for inspiration as they get set to recreate a rainforest using paper and file folders.
MFTA Creative Reuse in the Classroom Short Documentary