A Community Kiln is being built at Tyler Park Center for the Arts.
A group of dedicated potters, students and volunteers have set forth to build the Manabigama Kiln; which translates from Japanese as “a beautiful learning kiln.” …
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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.
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A 1 Year Membership includes tickets to the annual Crafts in the Meadow invitational show, an invitation to the Members Party in our Outdoor Sculpture Garden, discounts on Events and Workshops for all ages &…Read more
We also need volunteers to support the art center for one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and help us to make improvements on our historic building and continue to provide our outreach programs for the community! Can you help with gardening next weekend? Set up and Service during the event? Contact Anne Houser (215) 630-5140 email@example.com.
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Begin your bookbinding repertoire with variations on the accordion fold. The basic accordion fold book is made from a long strip of paper, folded to create peaks and valleys. The accordion can become the actual pages or it can become the spine of the book, with attached pages.
Popular variations of the accordion are the flag book and tunnel book. We will construct books, covers, and containers for the books. ( $10 materials fee, payable to instructor on day of class.)
The Indiegogo fundraiser was a great success – we exceeded our goal with your generous contributions!
You can continue to donate to support this unique & collaborative community project as well as all else we do here at Tyler Park Center for the Arts through this website.
In a workshop atmosphere, where potters, artists, and community come together,we will collectively experience the worlds oldest firing technique. We will be firing up to 2400 degrees by stoking a flame every ten minutes for 12-16 hours. Stoneware and porcelain clays will reach a temperature where they become somewhat molten. It is then that ash from the burning embers travels through the kiln and sticks to the pottery. Wood ash containing silica melts at high temperatures and forms a glass like surface on areas of the ware inside the kiln. Where the ash does not land the flame touches up against the clay leaving its mark. The kiln, weighing approximately 6 tons is made of refractory fire brick. Each brick will be laid by hand and mortared together.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Come for the Workshop $5 Or join the Circle $10 or both! 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. Read more
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.
A 1 Year Membership includes tickets to the annual Crafts in the Meadow invitational show, an invitation to the Members Party in our Outdoor Sculpture Garden, 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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