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.

Back to School 2020

Whether you are at home or in the classroom, bring creative reuse to your students with our online resources, lesson plans, and activities.

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

Paper Maker: STEAM Across the Curriculum, Designing and Constructing with Paper (Summer 2022)

July 11 @ 9:00 am - July 16 @ 5:00 pm

Registration for this course will open Tuesday, May 31st. Dates:  7/11 – 7/16 (Monday – Saturday) Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Credits: 3 P-Credit/45 CTLE hours* Instruction: In-Person with one asynchronous day Course Description: MFTA incorporates STEAM into each project based learning workshop designed for implementation across the classroom curriculum, easily modified, easy to turn key, participants […]

Project Based Learning: Making Books, Games and Props to Animate for Multi Media Presentations (Summer 2022)

July 18 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 5:00 pm

Registration for this course will open Tuesday, May 31st. Dates:  7/18 – 7/23 (Monday – Saturday) Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Credits: 3 P-Credit/45 CTLE hours* Instruction: In-Person with one asynchronous day Course Description: This course is designed for teachers who are interested in offering their students a deeper investigation of STEAM through project-based learning by […]

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

July 25 @ 9:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm

Registration for this course will open Tuesday, May 31st. Dates:  7/25 – 7/30 (Monday – Saturday) Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Credits: 3 P-Credit/45 CTLE hours* Instruction: In-Person with 1 asynchronous day Course Description: Creative Infusion is an introduction to a wide range of ideas, techniques and methods used for integrating art made with reusable and […]

P-Credit

Music: The Sounds of Math, Science & Social Studies (Summer 2022)

August 1 @ 9:00 am - August 6 @ 5:00 pm

Registration for this course will open Tuesday, May 31st. Dates:  8/1 – 8/6 (Monday – Saturday) Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Credits: 3 P-Credit/45 CTLE hours* Instruction: In-Person with 1 asynchronous day Course Description: This course is designed for teachers to integrate music into the classroom through fun and simple techniques, learning basic concepts found in […]

P-Credit

From Posters to Podcasts: Social Activism from the 20th Century to Today (Summer 2022)

August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm

Registration for this course will open Tuesday, May 31st. Dates:  8/8 – 8/13 (Monday – Saturday) Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Credits: 3 P-Credit/45 CTLE hours* Instruction: In-Person with 1 asynchronous day Course Description: The purpose of this course is to build teacher content knowledge around 20th and 21st century social activism and explore how current […]

“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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