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Adult Workshops

Precious Metal Clay

Come learn how to make beautiful fine silver jewelry using a truly amazing material called Precious Metal Clay (PMC).

PMC’s clay body is made up of microscopic particles of metal held together by an organic binder and water. When fired at specific temperatures, the binder and water burn off allowing the silver particles to fuse into SOLID metal. PMC can be easily sculpted or molded and impressed with textures and stamps. Firing and polishing of student’s pieces will be done during class. Students will leave this one day workshop with several of their own one-of-a-kind silver creations.

Wendy Schuster is a PMC artist and instructor who has been working with PMC since first hearing about it 13 years ago. She has taught beginning, advanced, and certification classes at several schools and businesses, as well as in her home studio, in Reading, PA. She is a juried artisan at the state and local levels and has 22 years of design experience in her professional life. Read more

Beginners Precious Metal Clay (PMC) ~ Upcoming Date to be announced

During this FUN full day workshop students will be taught a variety of basic techniques including: adding texture with tools and rubber stamps, how to make molds and simple texturing tools, creating bails, setting heat safe stones, torch firing, antiquing and polishing. The instructor’s extensive supply of stamps, molds, textures, and tool kits are made available for student’s use during the workshop.  Students will also be able to choose one fire safe stone from a selection made available during class.

Firing and polishing of student’s pieces will be done during class.  Students will leave this one day workshop with several of their own one-of-a-kind silver creations.*

Materials fee can range $35-65 for metal clay payable to instructor at class

$125

Members $115 

PMC RINGS workshop -  Saturday, April 25th 9  - 5pm  Ages 16+

PMC rings

In this Precious Metal Clay (PMC) class students will learn how to make their Fine Silver rings in a style that is uniquely their own!  Wendy will cover two methods in PMC ring construction: a simple overlap technique and a slightly more challenging butt joint technique, which has no visible interior seam. Stamping, texturing, setting heat safe stones and antiquing and polishing will also be covered during class in addition to sizing techniques. Wendy’s extensive supply of stamps, molds, textures, and tool kits will be made available to student during class time.

Students will leave this one day workshop with several of their own one-of-a-kind silver creations!

$125 

Members $115 

+ Materials fee can range $35-65 for metal clay payable to instructor at class.

 

* PLEASE NOTE:

* The number of pieces made by each student will vary and is dependent on the volume of clay purchased and the size of each piece made.

* Students who have previously taken my PMC classes are welcome to come and use the time as PMC Studio Time, i.e. they don’t have to do whatever we’re doing for the class being offered that day, they can work on whatever they’d like.  First priority is to the students who are there to learn the techniques being taught in the designated class.

Mailing pieces is an option made available to students.  An additional charge of $4.75 is necessary to cover, postage, insurance and packaging materials.

Pysanky – Ukrainian Hand-Decorated Eggs w/ Basia Andrusko

Thursday March 12th 7-10pm SOLD OUT

Thursday April 2nd 7-10pn

Also teaching Teen Night Workshop

Explore the art, symbolism and joy in creating Pysanky. Each participant will create a unique and beautiful egg!

Perfect gifts or a special treasure for Spring!

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You will be guided through all the steps of transforming a plain egg into a work of art.
Learn how to make Ukrainian Hand-Decorated Eggs, using the age-old method of wax resist. Lines of wax are applied to the eggshell, using a small tool called a “kistka”. The egg is then put into a dye bath, with the wax protecting the covered shell from subsequent color changes. This process is alternately repeated (wax/dye/wax/dye). After the full design is applied, the wax is removed (by melting it over a candle flame and wiping off) to reveal the bright colors underneath.
This Pysanka, or Ukrainian Easter egg, can then be displayed on a stand or hung as an ornament.

Materials (eggs, stylus, dyes, wax…) and instruction will be provided to make one or two Pysanky.
Kits will also be available for purchase, so that students can continue to make Pysanky and wax-resist batik-style eggs at home, for all seasons and occasions.

Please Submit a Registration Form

April 2nd $30

+ $10 material fee due in class

Also teaching Teen Night Workshop - March 13, 2015  7-10pm $30.00 + $10.00 Material fee to be paid directly to the instructor

Teaching Artist: Basia Andrusko
I have been writing Pysanky for over four decades, gathering in the kitchen during Lent to carry on the Ukrainian tradition.
I find the creation process very soothing and meditative, and look forward to the moment of melting off the wax to reveal the design.
I write pysanky with traditional patterns, but I also enjoy creating egg art with fresh interpretations and original designs (like my beach-inspired seashell patterns).

They make great gifts, especially to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, new home, or just to share with someone special.

 

Still Life in Oils

Still life painting workshop for all levels:

a 2day workshop w/ Artist Rene Egan

Two Sundays: 10:00-4:00 April 19th, April 26th

This workshop focuses on the fundamental principles essential in creating a still life painting. A great course for the beginner painter, as well as the intermediate level student. Read more

Concepts dealing with form, light temperature, paint handling and compositional elements are introduced. The instructor demos and lectures on each concept. The student will create one painting combining these learned skills. Students can use oil paints or acrylic paint if preferred.
Supplies that are needed will be emailed to those that sign up.

Please Submit a Registration Form

$200

$180 members & returning students

Renee Egan an experienced Bucks County artist, attended several art schools and has taken many painting workshops throughout the 20 years that she has been painting. View her website: www.eganpaint.com

 

 

Intro to The Portrait & Figure

Introduction to Drawing w/ Renee Egan

May 16th – MAY 23RD TWO SATURDAYS 1-4pm

For the beginner or intermediate level student who wishes to learn the fundamentals of Drawing the figure, or who wants to brush up on necessary skills to perfect the figure. Read more

Students will develop skill and confidence by starting to learn how to draw the human skeleton and it’s muscle placement. We will end with the use of a real model that the student will start with quick 10 minute sketches to a longer extended pose.

Please Submit a Registration Form

$185

$165 Members

Materials used: charcoal, pastel, pencil, charcoal paper
$20 additional fee for model (payable @ class)
Level: Beginner thru Intermediate

Guest Artist Pottery Workshop w/ John Cheer

June 6th & 7th

$200 *plus clay Register @EarthCenterPottery.com

Day 1: Discover What is Possible With Clay in a Hand-Building Workshop 10-6 pm

Day 2: Centering Clay Can Be Fun in a Wheel-Throwing Workshop 10-6pm Read more

If you own tools please bring them.

All pieces will be bisque-fired only.

See Johns’ work on his website

Painting the Landscape in Oil w/ Renee Egan

Sunday Mornings : 10:00-1:00

June 14-28th 3 sessions.

Fee $200.00, returning student $185.00

Students will learn traditional oil painting techniques while painting on Tyler’s beautiful locations as well as learning specific color mixing techniques, and brush applications. Adults 15+

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Supplies will be provided on the first class, and students will be given a supply list of materials that they will need for the other classes.

 See Renee’s work on her website http://www.eganpaint.com/

Please Submit a Registration Form

$200 

$180 members and returning students  

 

Team Building workshops

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 arts & crafts approach.

Offerings in a multitude of mediums to boost morale, creativity and productivity!

For details & scheduling contact Director@tylerparkarts.org  267-218-0290

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.

Check out the links below for more information on our workshops, classes, special events, and the annual craft show.

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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! 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 most exciting project, a wood burning kiln.

Sign up for the newsletter to keep in touch with TPCA!

 

 

Current Workshops for all ages! click here for current adult workshops and youth & teen workshops.

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Crafts in the Meadow Our Fall Invitational Craft Show is a fine art and craft event showcasing excellence in craftsmanship alongside a festive weekend of live music, performing arts and refreshments.

 

 

 

Pottery classes for Adults and Children at Earth Center Pottery. 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: earthcenterpottery@yahoo.com or 267-218-0290

Learn more at Earth Center Pottery

 

 

Schedule a special night at TPCAOfferings in a multitude of mediums including beading, marbleized silk, stained glass and fusion, fine art, gourd decorating, book making & more!

For details & scheduling contact Director@tylerparkarts.org

 

Friends Night Out

3RD Friday of each month from 7.30 – 10pm!

Click here to register and pay online $40

 

Kids, Friends & Family Day

3rd Sunday of each month from 1-3pm!

Click here to register and pay online $30

 

1st Fridays World Percussion Drum Circle    7:30 to 10:00 – $10

Energize your spirit, release tension, move with the rhythms of life in the drum circle. Learn to play exotic rhythms in the circle.

 

Build your Business with Specialized Team Building Workshops.
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 arts & crafts approach.

Offerings in a multitude of mediums to boost morale, creativity and productivity!

 

The Wood Fired Surface with Gloria Kosco

Upcoming date to be announced

Before each community wood firing, a glazing opportunity will be offered.

Noon – 1pm - Slide presentation and discussion on the possibilities presented with a Wood Fired Kiln. Free for All.

1-4pm -Glazing Workshop - Further discussion will be presented on clay, glazes, slips for the wood kiln atmosphere.   Read more

Glazes for the will be available for students to work with.  Participants can bring enough bisque ware to fill approximately two cubic feet of space. (If time allows, you may glaze more.).  All ware for this workshop must be made of clay that fires to cone 9 or higher.

Willingness to experiment is a must.

 

Glazing Workshop  Wednesday August 20th 5-8 pm

$45

$35 members  

Questions? or Registration - Please call 267.218.0290 or email woodkiln@tylerparkarts.org

Please Submit a Registration Form

Upcoming Dates to be Announced

Renee Egan

Painting workshops with Renee Egan - Learn Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor Painting painting techniques in various workshops. Tyler Park has many beautiful locations! Lean about light, specific color mixing techniques, and brush applications.

 

jelloprint

Jello Printmaking with Dawn Wesemann - Learn how to make beautiful, multi-layered prints using gelatin as the printing plate. Make note cards, gift tags, and more as you explore design, color, and texture… and everything cleans up with soap and water! 

paste-paper-samples

Paste Paper with Annelies Van Dommellen and Gloria KoscoUsing a special Rice Paint, create patterned paper exploring pattern and surface textures while learning about the basic elements of design and color. Leave with a variety of beautiful paper to be used in bookmaking, box making, cards, envelopes, and more!

PAPER

Paper Mache’  & Decorate! Turn recycle items into useful and decorative objects using tin cans, plastic, glass jars, cardboard and more.  Possibilities are endless using found objects to make bowls, boxes, ornaments, sculpture and more.

 

silk painting Drawing and Painting on FabricLearn a simple technique that enables you to draw on cotton or silk. Explore color, line and pattern to create a one of a kind work of art!

 

nuno

Nuno Fiber “Skinny Scarves” Accessorize with a signature scarf in NUNO ; a Japanese felting technique using a background of fabric. Shapes of your liking are cut from the wools in wafer thin segments and  laid out in a pattern (stripes, polka dots, grid, paisley?) producing a floaty, eyecatching wearable item.

 

screenScreen Printing on Clay and TShirts - Learn how to create simple screen-printing screens and use them on both ceramic and cloth surfaces! Each student will have the opportunity to develop and print their own design on a t-shirt and clay form.  Join us as we welcome ceramic artist and printmaker Hope Rovelto for an exciting and fun workshop. Ages 16+

 

beads

Bead & Wire Workshop with Tracey DeLellis Students will learn the basics of knotting, beading and design. Each student will complete at least 3 finished jewelry projects.

 

  Wildife Woodcarving Workshop w/ Hal Houser Students will learn about and be introduced to woodcarving using various tools, techniques, materials, and resources to create a finished standing Sandpiper Decoy. Finishing techniques including painting will be included. Ages 16+.

 

photographghy classExploring Your SLR Camera - An introductory to intermediate level course in photography, with a focus on camera utilization and functionality. Become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operations, and how to use your camera’s settings and features as elements of effective photographic composition.

 

glass fusion Glass fushion is the art of layering pieces of glass and then firing them in the kiln to permanently fuse them together. Students will learn to cut glass and design pieces. Using colored glass pieces, glass dots, glass frit, and glass noodles, students will create unique and colorful designs on items such as glass plates.

 

Stained Glass with Kelly Lock - Learn basic techniques and you will create unique stained glass works of art. A great workshop for beginners and those with experience.

 

bead Glass Bead Making (Lampworking) with Leanne PurkisLearn to create unique glass beads. Using a special torch they will learn to wrap hot glass around steel rods (mandrels). Basic bead shaping and decorative techniques will be covered.

 

glass ornaments

Hand Blown Glass Ornaments with Leanne PurkisUsing a small torch, each student will have the chance to experiment with shapes and colors to create ten unique ornaments. No prior glass working experience is necessary.