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Basket Workshops w/ Karen Wychock

Berry Baskets:  June 25th 

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strawberry-basket-compressedBerry Baskets:  June 25th 9:30-1:30 Berry baskets could be found in New Jersey in the late 19th century to transport strawberries from the fields of New Jersey to the restaurants of New York City. Berry baskets were traditionally hand woven of oak or hickory splints on the farms during the cold, winter months. They were designed to hold individual servings of berries. If you are lucky, you can still find original berry baskets at local antique shops.

Why not join us and weave your own berry baskets? The baskets will be woven of reed over a wooden mold. We will then use copper nails to attach the handle to the basket and then lash the rims with ash.

$40 + Material fee $ 20.00 for 2 baskets paid to Karen Wychock directly.


Karen Wychock, a retired art teacher, is a juried member of both the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen and the PA Guild of Craftsmen. She has taught beginning and advanced classes throughout PA as well as in her home studio in Warrington, PA. She sells her work at a number of shows throughout the tri-state area. Check out her website at or facebook for additional information.



BasketWorkshop2-compressed-225x300Baskets & Blooms! March 19th 9:30-2:00  This charming 6” x 6” square reed basket with pre-bent oak handle and ash lashing is perfect for holding your fresh cut spring & summer flowers. Four small bottles fit snugly inside to hold your favorite blooms! A variety of dyed reed will be available to add interest to your basket.

$40 + Material Fee $25.00 paid to Karen Wychock directly. Colored bottles may be purchased from the instructor for an additional $6.


basket-photo-resized-for-webWeaving a Mail/Wall Basket: April 2nd 9:30 – 2:00 Is the junk mail piling up on your kitchen counter or your entryway table? This mail basket could be the secret to turning your pile of mail into a legitimate design statement. It can sit on your kitchen counter, fit right over a door knob or even be wall mounted! It also looks great filled with flowers on your front door!

The basket measures 10” long x 3” wide x 10” high (can be taller). It is a reed basket with an oak handle. Dyed reed (red, green, blue and black) will be available to create pattern and design within the basket.

$40  + Material Fee $25.00 paid to Karen Wychock directly.


Reed-3.-865–-medium-market-basket-with-oak-bonnet-handle-and-runners-1024x683Weaving a Market Basket :April 30th  9:30 – 4:30 Working over a wooden mold in the manner of the Shakers, we will be weaving a market basket. It will be made of a combination of reed, ash and oak. The carrier will be woven of reed with oak handles and runners. The rims will be made of pre-bent reed. We will be lashing our rims to the basket with ash. You may choose to add color to your basket or keep it natural. There will be a variety of dyed reeds available for embellishment. Market Basket – dimensions are 8” W x 14” L x 6 ½” H

$50 + $45.00 Material fee paid to Karen Wychock directly

Pysanky – Ukrainian Hand-Decorated Eggs w/ Basia Andrusko

Beginners Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Workshop

Upcoming dates to be announced.

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

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You will be guided through all the steps of transforming a plain egg into a work of art. Adult and/or teen students will learn the age old Ukrainian method of Pysanky, decorating eggshells. We will apply a series of melted beeswax and dyes to create traditional star patterns. When complete, the wax is melted off, revealing the vivid colors. Students will have the option of turning their Pysanka into a Christmas ormanent.

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.

either Workshop $30  + $10 material fee to instructor

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.


Class and a Glass ~ Art Happy Hour!

4th Fridays from 7-10 pm
Come join us every 4th Friday of the month for a relaxed, fun night creating your own work of fine art or craft!

Each class will include a professional art lesson and all materials. No experience necessary!

Bring some friends and your favorite beverage for a unique adults only night out!

$40. BYOB. Non- alcoholic beverages will be available.

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4th Fridays from 7-10 pm $40 ( some classes require additional Material fee to be paid directly to the instructor )

Earth Center Pottery Friends Night Out is still the 3rd Friday of the Month!

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


$35 members  

Questions? or Registration – Please call 267.218.0290 or email

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.



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 with Annelies Van Dommellen and Gloria Kosco – Using 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 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 Fabric – Learn 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 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+



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 Purkis – Learn 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 Purkis – Using 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. 



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.

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



Summer Camp Sessions!  

June 29th through August 21st 2015
Morning, Afternoon and all day options for aspiring young artists ages 5 through teen.




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: 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


Friends Night Out

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

Click here to register and pay online $40


Family, Friends, and Me: NEW OFFERING EVERY Sunday 1-3pm

Fun kids clay workshop, adult family members welcome! Family & Friends are welcomed to make a piece of their own.

Register for single sessions @ $25 per participant (adult as well as child) $10 discounts if Register in Advance for 4 consecutive sessions

Click here to register and pay online


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!