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September 2019

New Member Orientation: September 2019

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Welcome Orientation on Monday, September 9, from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at Materials for the Arts is for newly accepted organizations and new staff members of already registered...

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Free

August 2019

Artist Talk: Roberto Visani and Michael Kelly Williams

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a conversation with our current and former Artists-in-Residence, Roberto Visani and Michael Kelly Williams. The two will discuss their art, personal stories, creative reuse, racial identity, and politics, during this special celebration of artists.

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Free

Stonewall 50: Fashion & Activism in LGBTQ History (Summer 2019)

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

How has clothing been used as a form of expression and social activism throughout history? This two-day, one-credit course dives into the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, and explores fashion...

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New Member Orientation: August 2019

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Welcome Orientation on Thursday, July 11th, from 12:00 – 1:00pm at Materials for the Arts is for newly accepted organizations and new staff members of already registered...

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Free

July 2019

Raw Fibers – The Art of Fabric (Summer 2019)

July 29 - August 3

This studio class will take a single product, fabric, and work out the historical, economic, scientific, social and mathematical properties that are inherent in its use and production through hands-on art making...

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$240

Project Based Learning – Making Books, Games and Props to Animate for Multi Media Presentations (Summer 2019)

July 22 - July 27

This course is designed for teachers who are interested in offering their students a deeper investigation of project based learning by using reusable materials...

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$240
Neon-colored Post-it notes are arranged in a grid, forming pixelated-looking patterns in pinks, purples, yellows, turquoises, black and white.

On View at the MFTA Gallery: The Artists of Materials for the Arts

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - September 6 @ 3:00 pm

The Artists of Materials for the Arts showcases the creations of teaching artists and staff of MFTA. It is a collection of works made by those who teach, support, and practice creative reuse every day. MFTA’s teaching artists educate students, teachers, and the public in various forms of sustainable artmaking through workshops, field trips, and residencies. Our staff works to ensure the thousands of recipient organizations of MFTA have access to free materials; a vital resource to NYC’s artistic and…

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Gallery Exhibit Opening: “The Artists of Materials for the Arts”

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MFTA invites you to celebrate our newest gallery exhibit, The Artists of Materials for the Arts. This exhibit showcases artwork created by MFTA staff and teaching artists...

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Free

Creative Infusion – Art and Reuse in the Classroom (Summer 2019)

July 15 - July 20

SOLD OUT - 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...

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$240

New Member Orientation: July 2019

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Welcome Orientation on Thursday, July 11th, from 12:00 – 1:00pm at Materials for the Arts is for newly accepted organizations and new staff members of already registered...

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Free
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