Come learn and watch yourself grow through the changes in the seasons using mindful ways inside and outside with Nature as your teacher. Observe, listen, paint, mold clay and more to connect to all of nature. Using children’s yoga,…Read more
This kiln will be a permanent fixture in Tyler State Park lasting years and experienced by many. Students from nearby high schools and colleges, professional artists, and adult students will come from all over our region to participate in the process of wood…Read more
Pottery classes for Adults and Children at Earth Center Pottery have begun. There is always room to join us for a session. All levels of experience welcome for wheel and hand built pottery. Contact Jennifer for…Read more
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Schedule a special workshop at TPCA. Introduce stress reduction, interdependent group practices, mindfulness, meditations and guaranteed self confidence building to your business or organization with out multi-discipline fine…Read more
Come learn and watch yourself grow through the changes in the seasons using mindful ways inside and outside with Nature as your teacher. Observe, listen, paint, mold clay and more to connect to all of nature. Using children’s yoga, quiet meditation, books and music and drama activities your child will strengthen their self confidence and thrive in a loving natural environment.
All year long on Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 or 1:00-3:00
This kiln will be a permanent fixture in Tyler State Park lasting years and experienced by many. Students from nearby high schools and colleges, professional artists, and adult students will come from all over our region to participate in the process of wood firing. Please call 267.218.0290 or email email@example.com
Firing The Manabigama at Tyler Park Center for the Arts
Fully mentored group workshops are available in our Manabigama Wood Fired Kiln. This is a great option for guilds and groups of potters who want to be fully involved in the process of firing their work.
The Firing Workshop encompasses three days. Depending on the density of the stack, one or more days will be allotted for cooling of the kiln. ***All glazing must be completed before arriving for Day 1 of The Firing Workshop. ***
General Kiln info:
Our Manabigama has approximately 30 cubic feet of stacking space.
Depending on size of the ware, an estimated 100-300 average sized pieces can be loaded into the kiln. The ware chamber accommodates four stacks of 4-5 shelves.
Each shelf is 24″ x 12″ with the height being determined as we load.
Fired Results, description of each of the 4 stacks.
Front Stack. Fires to cone 12+. The ware in the front of the kiln receives heavy ash and requires no glaze. This is a great place for sculptural forms, bottles, and covered jars. Glazed ware will not be loaded in the front of the kiln. (Slipware is ok).
Middle 2 Stacks. Fires to cone 10-11. A medium amount of ash accumulates in the middle of the kiln with areas for beautiful flashing. Pieces with interior glaze can be loaded here.
Rear Stack. Fires to cone 9-10.
The rear stack is quieter with nice flashing and is the best place for glazeware.
Workshop Timeline. Day 1 Loading the Kiln: This takes about 8 hours to accomplish, so be prepared to stay all day. We will be working in shifts, but it is recommended that participants be present throughout the day.
Participants arrive with their bisqued and glazed ware. *No Greenware will be loaded! No glazing during loading! All ware will be unpacked and layer out onto 4 tables, each table represents one kiln stack. At this time we will be determining stack placement.
Each member of the group will be guided through the processes of wadding their work, loading the kiln, and bricking up the door.
Day 2 Fire Kiln. * 16-24 hours: Depending on density of ware and stack, the firing will last for 16-24 hours. Preheat will start between Midnight and 3 am. Serious stoking begins at 6am. We will be working in 2 hour shifts, each shift will need 3 participants. Sign up will happen in advance and be confirmed on Day 1.
Day 3 Unloading: Unloading and clean up will take Most of the day. Please be prepared to stay till the end. All participants will work to clean and rewash the Kiln and Shelves. We will unload the kiln by stack and place ware on 4 tables to display and learn from. You may also spend time looking at pots and having an informal critique.
In this “plein air” course students will attempt to capture the light during the twilight hours. Direct painting & drawing, composition, color mixing and painting techniques will be discussed and applied.
Supplies for the first class will be provided, along with a list of suggested supplies.
Pottery classes for Adults and Children at Earth Center Pottery have begun. There is always room to join us for a session. All levels of experience welcome for wheel and hand built pottery. Contact Jennifer for details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-218-0290
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Throughout the Year we hold Community Days. A Free day to come visit Tyler Park Center for the Arts and get to know us! Some of our workshop instructors will be doing demos and letting you try your hand at a craft. Try wood carving, the pottery wheel, bookmaking and more! Read more
We will have small art projects available for visitors to try as well as demonstrations and information about our ongoing workshops for adults and kids, as well as our summer camps.
This is a great way to meet our teaching artists and our staff. See our historic barn and sculpture garden where we have art and music workshop, concerts, and summer camps. You can see our newest and most exciting project, a wood burning kiln, as a work in progress outside in the park. You can sign up to be a volunteer for one or more of our many events, or even become a member in the Art Center.
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Our professional teaching artists will be there to demonstrate many exciting art techniques. All ages & experience welcome.
Energize your spirit, release tension, move with the rhythms of life in the drum circle. We will be learning exotic rhythms and playing them in the circle. Jim, our rhythm facilitator is a dedicated student and experienced teacher. But it is really about having fun and playing with others to make beautiful exciting music. Bring your own drum or rent one for the evening. Drum repair available.
Jim Davidson is a world percussionist and plays drums of many cultures, usually African style dununba (jun-jun), the big barrel bass drums in a djembe ensemble. He is a student of West African and Middle Eastern percussion and has studied with many masters including Mamady Keita, Famoudou Konate, Menes Yahuda, Quint Lange and Glen Velez. As a member of the African drum ensemble PaTaGun.com since 1998, Jim has performed in many venues, taught classes and individual students.
Our mission is to enrich the community through fine arts, crafts, and music: to encourage art education and excellence, and to nurture artists in a community of connection and support.
A 1 Year Membership from February through January includes tickets to the annual Crafts in the Meadow invitational show, an invitation to the Members Party, discounts on Events and Workshops for all ages & the knowledge that you are supporting a growing, diverse educational arts organization in your community!
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Tyler Park Center for the Arts is always accepting proposals for workshops and successive class programs in art, poetry, music, botanical arts and environmental consciousness. Other relevant program suggestions will be considered ~ Please complete a workshop proposal form and contact us with your information & inspiration - email@example.com or 267-218-0290
Participants are encouraged to register early and Please submit a registration form. Register online or by calling 267.218.0290. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tuition for each workshop is noted in the descriptions. TPCA members receive a 10% discount. We prefer you pay online but do accept checks. You may register online or by phone and mail a check if there's ample time to receive.
Additional material fees needed for courses are paid directly to the instructor during class hours.
Cancellations made with 30 days notice will receive a 90% refund if we can fill the spot in the class. For less than 30 days, partial refunds are granted based on our ability to fill the class.
Snow and Inclement Weather
Severe weather poses many safety concerns for participants that may require modifications to the workshop’s hours. Based on current conditions in the area immediately surrounding the event and our best judgment, the Guild staff may delay the opening of a workshop or postpone a workshop to the following day. Circumstances that justify amending workshop hours include icy roads, rapid snowfall, tornado warnings, and other severe weather conditions. TPCA does not offer weather-related refunds of class fees unless the workshop is cancelled.
Support artists and artisans in a manner that facilitates sharing their talents and experiences with the Bucks County area community through art-based educational programs
Use the power of art as a tool for community and civic pride
Foster community engagement in groups such as youth minorities and the chronically ill through experiential art education
Partner with like-minded organizations to achieve our goals