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

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.

PAPER MAKER- STEAM Across Curriculum Designing and Constructing with Paper (Spring 2020)

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

MFTA incorporates STEAM into each project based learning workshop designed for implementation across the classroom curriculum, easily modified, participants will be able to provide a diverse level of learning techniques to reach all modalities of learners in the classroom. In this studio art course, participants will experiment with numerous techniques found in cutting, folding, shaping and molding multiple weights and sizes of paper found in the MFTA warehouse.

“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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