Each Spring semester, the 2nd year Community Access Through the Arts class visits Materials For The Arts, located in Long Island City, NYC.
Materials for the Arts is New York’s premiere reuse center, providing a way for companies and individuals to donate unneeded supplies to thousands of nonprofit organizations with arts programming and public schools. We offer a wide variety of events, workshops, and classes to help people see and experience creative reuse up close.
Director of Education, John Kaiser, gave students a tour of the MFTA space, which included galleries, an artist-in-residence studio, workshop rooms, and the massive room devoted to donated materials and their distribution. After the tour, students participated in an art-making workshop using recycled materials, facilitated by Kaiser.
Thanks to John Kaiser, MFTA, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for the important and inspiring work that you do.