Materials for the Arts is offering both In-Person and Virtual Field Trips

Using a video conferencing application like Zoom or Webex, a live MFTA Teaching Artist can teach directly to your students about the reusable materials in their spaces.

Our Virtual Field Trips begin with an introduction about Materials for the Arts, and then go into a hands-on art activity for your students.

In-Person Field Trips include a walk-through in the gallery, a tour of our warehouse, and a hands-on project in our classroom studios.

Please note: at this time, our field trip calendar for the 2021-22 school year is full. We look forward to working with your students next year!


Participants learn the art of reuse firsthand as they tour the MFTA warehouse, explore our art gallery, and use their creativity to make artwork using found materials in their spaces. Virtual Field Trip with a live Teaching Artist.

$175.00 per class.


Friends of Materials for the Arts offers Title 1 Schools the opportunity to receive up to 4 free field trips per school. Field trips can be scheduled for any month.

Limited funding available.


The Free Field Trip Wait List opens after we close our first round of Free Field Trips. Please know that Wait Listed Field Trips CANNOT schedule dates until additional funding has been secured. Additional Funding is not guaranteed.

I wanted to thank you and your team for the wonderful virtual trips that were provided for our second graders. Our students and teachers loved the trip. It was something that everyone enjoyed and kept talking about. As always, MFTA is wonderful! Stay safe and thank you again!!!!
Alma Flener, Bilingual Special Education Teacher
Virtual Field Trip with Q148

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.