Strengthen Your Teaching Practice with Arts Integration

Take your educational career to the next level with MFTA’s studio-style Professional Development courses and workshops. Our classes provide educators with the insight and tools to integrate the arts across the curriculum.  MFTA’s unique approach to Creative Reuse which combines hands on art making with supporting your students’ growth.

Important Notice:
Due to COVID-19, we have transformed our in-person P-Credit classes into live, online courses. Upon registering for our courses, participants can schedule a socially distant Curbside Pickup Appointment at our warehouse to receive a pre-packed box of materials for your professional development course. In addition, participants will need to independently purchase or borrow materials in our course supply list.

*Out-of-state participants may request shipped materials for an additional fee. Contact for more details. 


New York City and New York State educational department advancement opportunities: MFTA is an exemplar DOE P-credit course provider with ASPDP.

Strengthened curriculum: Courses provide enhancement for a variety of subject areas including social studies, science, math and ELA.

Access to free materials for project-based learning & art in your classroom!

Earn career building P-Credits:

  1. Click through to the ASPDP website, to pay the P-Credit fee.*
  2. Then pay for a Creative Reuse Educational course on the MFTA website.

*If you do not need P-Credits, you are not required to register on the ASPDP website. Simply sign up for the course on the MFTA website. All classes are automatically applied toward CTLE hours; no additional fee or registration required.


Creative Infusion: Art and Reuse in the Classroom (Online: Summer 2021)

July 5 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm

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...

Props, Costumes and Set Design for Oral Presentations across the Curriculum (Online: Summer 2021)

July 12 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 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...

PAPER MAKER- STEAM Across Curriculum Designing and Constructing with Paper (Online: Summer 2021)

July 19 @ 9:00 am - July 24 @ 5:00 pm

MFTA incorporates STEAM into each project based learning workshop designed for implementation across the classroom curriculum, easily modified, easy to turn key, participants will be able to provide a diverse level of learning techniques...

Paper; Pulp to Fiction (Online: Summer 2021)

July 26 @ 9:00 am - July 31 @ 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...


From Posters to Podcasts: Social Activism from the 20th Century to Today (Online: Summer 2021)

August 9 @ 9:00 am - August 14 @ 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...


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Recognized as 2018 ASPDP Exemplar Program by the NYC DOE Office of Teacher Effectiveness for providing excellence in Teacher Education

Awarded Rubin Foundation grant for Social Justice Arts Education

Awarded NY State Council on the Arts grant for Arts Integration in NYC Schools


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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.