FOR EDUCATORS

Learn the Art of Creative REuse

The MFTA Education Center offers high-impact workshops and classes to teachers, students and the public. Held at MFTA’s Long Island City facility and in schools across NYC, these workshops focus on the Creative REuse of everyday materials and increase student engagement by showing teachers how to integrate the arts across the curriculum.  MFTA’s teaching artists model useful techniques and showcase ideas that support our Creative REuse philosophy, inspiring teachers to include more art in their schools.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Earn P- and CTLE Credits while taking your educational career to the next level.

IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Help students & parents make more meaningful connections between sustainability & art.

FIELD TRIPS

Bring your students to the MFTA warehouse for multimodal arts learning activities.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

Bring Creative Reuse into any community with multi-generational family engagement events.

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMING

P-Credit

Protected: Creative Infusion: Art and Reuse in the Classroom (Summer 2020)

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...

P-Credit

Music; the Sounds of Math, Science, and Social Studies (Summer 2020)

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 18 @ 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 made from reusable materials to experiment on and compose rhythms with...

P-Credit

Project Based Learning; Making Books, Games and Props to Animate for Multi Media Presentations (Summer 2020)

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 25 @ 5:00 pm

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

P-Credit

Paper; Pulp to Fiction (Summer 2020)

July 27 @ 9:00 am - August 1 @ 5:00 pm

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

P-Credit

From Posters to Podcasts: Social Activism from the 20th Century to Today (Summer 2020)

August 3 @ 9:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm

This course takes place at MFTA and at the NY Historical Society. The purpose of this course is to build teacher content knowledge around 20th and 21st century social activism and explore how current activism can be informed by activism of the past through hands-on art-making and STEAM integration...

“Through MFTA educational programs and field trips, our teachers are able to find close connections between the artwork the students create and our core curriculum, which helps the students find relevance and a deeper understanding in what they are learning.”
James E. Brown
Principal, PS 297 in Brooklyn

EDUCATION BY THE NUMBERS

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supplier of materials to NYC public schools

6000

Students visit MFTA each year

30000

reached via MFTA Education Center programs

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