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March 2020

Postponed – Contemporary Reuse 2020 – Exhibition Opening & Artmaking Night

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the exhibition opening of "Contemporary Reuse 2020." This year's exhibition will feature the unique works of six artists: Cecile Chong, Lars Fisk, Howard Lerner, Tijay Mohammed, Carolina Piñafiel, and Jason Rohlf, who reuse materials in a various ways. 

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February 2020

Knotted Works with Whitney Oldenburg

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us to create knotted works of art with Whitney Oldenburg, MFTA’s Fall 2019 Artist-in-Residence.

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Props, Costumes and Set Design for Oral Presentations across the Curriculum (Spring 2020)

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is designed to enhance oral presentations in the classroom through the use of project based learning to create props, costumes and set designs made from reusable materials. Through guided art instruction, participants create hands-on art projects that integrate differentiated instruction into various learning modalities and multiple subject areas, providing critical thinking skills to enhancing rigor in the classroom.

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January 2020

Make Mitten Puppets with Author Fran Quittel

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of puppet making and storytelling with accomplished author, Fran Quittel.

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December 2019

Gallery Exhibition Opening: “Loose Ends” by Whitney Oldenburg

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the exhibition opening of Loose Ends by MFTA’s Fall 2019 Artist-in-Residence Whitney Oldenburg. At the event, enjoy a live violin performance by Whitney Biennial artist, Laura Ortman.

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On View at the MFTA Gallery: Loose Ends by Whitney Oldenburg

December 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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New Member Orientation: December 2019

December 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Welcome Orientation on Monday, December 2, from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Materials for the Arts is for newly accepted organizations and new staff members of already registered...

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November 2019

Dance Performance and Artmaking

November 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the connection between performance and design with Valerie Green/Dance Entropy. Make your own head sculpture inspired by VG/DE’s contemporary performance Utopia...

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Music: The Sounds of Math, Science and Social Studies (Fall 2019)

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is designed for teachers to integrate music into the classroom through fun and simple techniques, learning basic concepts found in music while designing a series of hands-on indigenous inspired instruments...

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Chancellor’s Conference Day: Creative Reuse Workshop

November 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Election Day/Chancellor's Conference Day for Staff Development at Materials for the Arts. Learn to create percussion instruments using found objects from our warehouse. Immerse yourself in global rhythms while learning how to integrate them into your classroom curriculum...

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