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Teaching Beyond the Square, Manny Cantor Materials Center

July 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Manny Cantor Center is excited to announce the founding of the flagship Materials Center at our Educational Alliance Art School.  

The Center is the first of its kind in New York City. Established in partnership with Teaching Beyond the Square, a nonprofit that seeks to improve the quality of early childhood education for all children through an exploration-based approach. The Materials Center houses a large collection of natural objects and “found”materials to be re-purposed for art making. The Materials Center houses a large collection of found materials and natural objects. Gathered and donated by local residents and businesses, these materials are objects from our everyday lives that are often discarded, but could be re-purposed or transformed into something new, encouraging creativity, problem-solving, and action. We believe that these materials can enhance and enrich children’s learning, creative expression, and symbolic development. We offer the materials at low- or no-cost to families, artists, schools and centers, and offer programming to promote further learning and experiences with materials.

The center offers low- or no-cost materials to families, schools, and centers, along with workshops that focus on how to use these materials to enhance and enrich children’s learning, creative expression, and symbolic development. Stay tuned for workshops, and early childhood classes!

Help Us Set Up Your Materials Center!

Help us sort all our new funny, fascinating, and beautiful donations! Every day at The Materials Center brings us unexpected treasures.  Contact Robin Koo, Materials Center Coordinator and Program Director of Teaching Beyond the Square at robin@teachingbeyondthesquare.org to learn more.

Open Hours:

The public is welcome to visit, donate or come pick up a bag at these times!

Summer Hours:
Monday, June 19th, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Monday, July 10th, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Monday, July 17th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Monday, July 24th, 9:00am – 1:00pm

About Teaching Beyond the Square

Teaching Beyond the Square is a non-profit organization that seeks to
improve the quality of early childhood education for all children. Our
work is guided by an exploration-based approach and our goal is to help
make the voices of young children be heard and made visible.

Details

Start:
July 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue

Manny Cantor Materials Center
197 East Broadway
New York, 10002 United States
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