INTERACTIVE ART EDUCATION AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON

Back to School 2020

MFTA is dedicated to helping all our teachers during this difficult time.  We have built an online, digital learning system that will work perfectly to continue arts integrated learning in your student’s lives. Each student can log into the virtual tour of our gallery and art lesson hosted by our MFTA Teaching Artists.

This will be a way to keep your students engaged, while at home or in the classroom, and a way to continue to integrate the Arts through technology into their lives. We are New York Strong. And MFTA is here to help our teachers and students grow and thrive.

—The MFTA Education Team

FREE INTERACTIVE CLASSES + MORE

ONLINE EDUCATION CENTER

MFTA’s Free Interactive Online Art Classes inspire students to independently work on a work of art during or after school hours.

Inspired by the field trips taught by our master teachers, these age appropriate interactive art lessons include videos, information about sustainability, and a hands on art activity they’ll share with their class.

FREE + PAID FIELD TRIPS WITH A LIVE ARTIST

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

Using a video conferencing application like Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Webex, a MFTA Teaching Artist can directly teach your students

We begin with an introduction about Materials for the Arts and the reusable materials in their spaces, and then go into a hands on art activity for your students.

“Thank you so much! The students had a really wonderful time. It was a much needed break from our usual heavy load of classwork. Thank you for designing a coherent trip experience from the videos you used, your directions, and giving students ample time to complete their projects!  Stay safe and healthy!”
(Shilu) Ms. Ahmed, Q212
2nd Grade Virtual Field Trip

FREE RESOURCES

DIGITAL LESSON PLANS

We are pleased to share our Creative Reuse Lesson Plans, inspired by Joy Suarez, for teachers to incorporate into their online curriculum.

These low or no budget projects can be used across multiple subject areas, learning styles and ability levels.

BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH COLLABORATION

VIRTUAL RESIDENCIES + WORKSHOPS

Whether it’s Family Art Nights, Professional Development Workshops for educators or In-School Residencies, MFTA can have a positive impact on your students, staff, and school community. 

With Live Teaching Artists that can support both virtual and in-person classroom programming, MFTA’s expert educators can facilitate a hands-on dynamic lessons and workshops surrounding reuse and repurposing of materials in your own space. 

THIRD THURSDAYS + GALLERY OPENINGS + ARTIST TALKS

MFTA LIVE EVENTS

Learn about MFTA’s upcoming and past events on our What’s Happening page. MFTA opens its doors for a variety of community events, including performances, artist workshops, discussions, gallery openings, fundraisers, and more. Engage with the MFTA team while enjoying and participating in creative activities.

Want to learn more?

P-CREDIT / + 30 / A+ / CTLE HOURS

COURSES FOR EDUCATORS

Take your educational career to the next level with MFTA’s studio-style Professional Development courses and workshops.

Our classes provide educators with the insight and tools to integrate the arts across the curriculum. MFTA’s unique approach to Creative REuse which combines hands on art making with supporting your students’ growth.

JOIN OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EMAIL LIST

Want to be the first to know? Join our Professional Development Email List for course details, registration notifications, P-Credit/CTLE Courses, and more!

Friends of Materials for the Arts provides funding for additional educational programs, public outreach initiatives and supplemental donation pickups. The partnership between the Materials for the Arts and Friends enhances MFTA’s ability to expand and strengthen its mission and vision.