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Creative Infusion: Art and Reuse in the Classroom (Online: Spring 2022)

February 12 @ 9:00 am - March 26 @ 5:00 pm

Dates: 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 (6 Saturdays)
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Credits: 3 P-Credits/45 CTLE hours*
Instruction: Online Instruction**
Course Location:
Session 1: Materials for the Arts, 33-00 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
Sessions 2-6: Online Zoom Synchronous and Asynchronous

This course is taught virtually except for session 1 on February 12, which is in person at Materials for the Arts. During the first session, participants will receive their materials to be brought home, as sessions 2-6 are online with both synchronous and asynchronous work. Participants are required to attend class each week.


Course Description: Creative Infusion is an introduction to a wide range of ideas, techniques and methods used for integrating art made with reusable and recycled materials across the curriculum. This course teaches teachers curriculum integration by giving them an understanding of art techniques that they can use to teach literacy, math, science and social studies. Art becomes the tool to integrate a brave new learning community for integrating the concepts behind critical consciousness as the lens to address bias and diversity for a deeper understanding of the school and the global community. Participants will learn various strategies for differentiating instruction providing them with the tools to create and present achievable equitable projects, specifically designed to reach a wide scope of learning modalities and cultural differences that make them better educators, leaders, and artists.

For more information, view the syllabus on the ASPDP Website. MFTA_Creative Infusion

Note: Due to the adaption of this course for online learning, some group work may be completed on an individual basis.


Items include items that may need to be purchased (ex. Hot Glue Gun) or materials that can be found or gathered (ex. Recycled Paper, Cardboard Boxes.)

  • Hole punch
  • Cereal box
  • Recycled cardboard (ex. boxes, containers, etc.)
  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Wire
  • Yarn
  • Fabric scraps
  • Brown shopping bag
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • glue gun
  • tape
  • magazines
  • photos
  • scrapbook/mixed papers
  • ribbons


Registration for this course will open Monday, January 24.
*To receive P-Credits, participants must first register for the course on the ASPDP website and then pay for the course on MFTA’s website.
** Classes are LIVE with Teaching Artist Joy Suarez. This is not a self-directed online course.


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February 12 @ 9:00 am
March 26 @ 5:00 pm
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Materials for the Arts
3300 Northern Boulevard
New York, NY 11101 United States


Materials for the Arts