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Stamping on Clay & Paper with Tracey DeLellis

Create your own large scale rubber stamp for clay and paper! Stamps will be hand cut and can be used for ENDLESS art projects!

Independent Saturday workshops: 12pm – 4pm

May 5th and June 2nd

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Students will create clay projects and stamp prints on handmade papers. This process can be used at home and in the clay studio. Stamping can bring a new artistic twist for artists of all skill levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felting Workshop with Nelly Kouzmina

Explore the possibilities of felt-making and learn various techniques to create one of the oldest forms of textile using natural fibers – wool.

Saturday May 19th

10am – 4pm Ages 15+ – $130   + $20 material fee to instructor

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Morning: Basic felting techniques – students will leave with a “flat” felt scarf
Afternoon: Nuno felting – a combination of fabric with fabric to create light weight felt

Space is limited to 7 Students – Please bring lunch.

Nelly Kouzmina is a Fiber Artist and instructor based in Princeton, NJ. She received many awards for her work – Best in the show award,New Hope Arts Festival, Best in Fiber Art – Trenton City Museum,Artist of the Year (2017), Plainsboro, NJ, and many more. She taught and continues teaching beginners to advanced classes and summer camps at West Windsor Art Council, NJ, Artists of Yardley,PA, Lawrenceville and Plainsboro Twps, NJ.

 

Whimsical Windchime Workshop

Come learn how to design and create your very own Musical Beaded Wind Chime with Bonnie Pelberg! She will guide you through the process of designing and building your very own Musical Beaded Wind Chime! The sky is the limit on your creative piece of functional art! Bring your friends or family and make one together. Participants will create their very own Wind Chime to take home in this one night workshop. No experience is necessary.

Friday, May 4th (7-10pm)

$40 + $25 material fee payable to instructor (ages 17+)  Read more

Bonnie Pelberg of Wired by Design, has been designing and creating Beaded Windchimes, Jewelry, Keyrings, Beaded Crocheted Scarves and Pins for 5 years at her in-home studio and is always  expanding her offerings. Her pieces are currently being sold in 11 stores in the Philadelphia and New Jersey Area. She is also available to teach Beaded Jewelry Making and Re-purposing classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pysanky – Hand-Decorated Eggs w/ Basia Andrusko

Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Workshops

Explore the art, symbolism and joy in creating Pysanky.

May 3rd (6-9pm) – Limit 8 students

Ages 12 & up – 30$ + $10 material fee to instructor

June 9th (11-3pm) – Limit 8 students

Ages 12 & up – 40$ + $10 material fee to instructor

Each workshop 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 Pysanky into a unique Seasonal ornaments.

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.

Basia  has been writing Pysanky for over four decades, gathering in the kitchen during Lent to carry on the Ukrainian tradition.
She finds the creation process very soothing and meditative, and look forward to the moment of melting off the wax to reveal the design.
She writes pysanky with traditional patterns, but also enjoys 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.

 

 

Japanese Dye Techniques with Gina Tavelli

Come experiment with this traditional Japanese dye resist techniques still used in many cultures.

Shibori: 2-day class: April 28th & 29th

Batik: 2-day class – May 12th & 13th

Sat 9:30 to 4:00pm w/ a 30 min break at noon (bring a bagged lunch.) &

Sunday 9:30 – 12pm. Read more

 

Shibori technique involves the  folding and clamping of fabric as the resist to multiple layers of dye baths. By twisting and wrapping fabric you can invent a pattern of your own. We will use cotton and silk charmeuse.

Bring rubber gloves, newspaper if available.

Shibori: 2-day class: April 28th & 29th

$100 + $12 materials fee to instructor

 

 

 

 


Batik is hot wax design technique . You can sketch out a design or explore free form.

Melted bee and paraffin waxes are applied with a long brush or jungting onto fabric as a resist to multiple dye baths. A new layer of wax is applied after each color when cloth has dried.

Crackle is one effect that can happen to wax areas before the final dye. All the wax is removed by running an iron on top of newspaper at the end. Cotton muslin will be provided

Batik: 2-day class – May 12th & 13th

$100 + $20 materials fee to instructor

 

Drawing off the Page with Ivia Yavelow

Experiment combining drawing with collage, print making, installation, and sculpture to create unique mixed media pieces.

4 week workshop: Wednesday evenings 7 – 9:30pm

May 9th – May 30th Read more

With attention to process and concept over finesse of the finished product, students will use charcoal, graphite, paint, and ink to make immersive, layered works that combine multiple media and styles, all learning from each other and investigating how art objects and their contexts inform each other. This class will focus on a process and material based approach to working. We will also consider how drawings are situated in spaces to be presented (such as books or walls) and varying methods of mounting work on walls, floor, and ceiling.

Participants are encouraged to bring in found objects to make marks with or special papers or images to draw on. Any other mark making tools of choice: charcoal, India Ink, pencils, graphite (compressed or powder form), crayons stamps, markers, etc.

$130. + $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at the time of class. Limited to 10 students

Ivia Sky Yavelow is a mixed media artist who has been making and exhibiting interdisciplinary artwork since 2010. Yavelow holds a BA in Studio Arts from Bard College and was a 2015 Visual Arts Fellow at the Edward F. Albee Foundation. She has shown in the tri-state area for over 10 years, and studied a variety of art making techniques with artists such as Elaine Daniels, Judy Tobie, Judy Pfaff, Daniella Dooling, and Kenji Fujita. Ivia also teaches at Raven’s Run art camp in New Hope, PA. See more of Ivia’s work at http://www.iviaskyyavelow.com/

Wood Kiln Firing

Next firings
May 18th – 20th & June 15th – 17th

The Tyler Park Arts Manabigama (Japanese for “beautiful learning kiln”) is a single chamber wood kiln designed to be efficient, and give beautiful results. The kiln reaches Cone 10 over a firing of 24 hours. A diverse range of atmospheric and ash glaze effects are achieved in this relatively short firing time.

Community firings are split into “Shares”. One share is 4 cubic feet, about the size of a 30 gallon plastic tote full of work.

Please click more to see more information & register below – and bring your willingness to experiment! Read more

Firing Schedule:

Participants may glaze and and work the Friday before the firing. Loading the Kiln will begin 9AM. The door should be closed up by 3 and we will start firing at that time. We will start with a small camp fire, and build a coal bed. 555601_560507977336602_52685566_nFiring will last for around 24 hours and we will divide the work stoking into 5 hr shifts.

The Unloading with be the following Thursday when the kiln is cool. We will clean and wash the kiln shelves and sweep out the kiln firebox for the next firing.

Community Firings

  • Clay Type: All clay must be made from Cone 10 Stoneware or Porcelain. Recommended clays are Laguna B-Mix Wood, 750 and Standard Clays 119, 508, 437
  • Limit Per Firing: 8 full shares, 4 cubic feet, about the size of a 30 gallon plastic tote full of work per share.
  • Shifts: Participants must sign up for shifts stoking the kiln during glazing on Friday, or Saturday as the kiln is being loaded.
  • Firing Supervisor: Nathan Willever will lead firings and instruct glazing, loading the kiln and stoking patterns.
  • Provided with your share: Flashing Slip, Glazes, Wadding, Cones, Wood, Firing leader.

Price: 180$ per full share 90$ per half share.
Please register below – and bring your willingness to experiment!

Questions & Information
Nathan Willever
woodkiln@tylerparkarts.org
603-828-9476

To sign up for a firing, or to get information about the kiln, complete the registration form below or contact Nate. Payment must be received no less than 3 weeks prior to firing date to reserve your space. If you prefer to pay by check, it can be made payable to Tyler Park Center for the Arts can be mailed to TPCA Wood Kiln 10 Stable Mill Trail, Richboro PA 18954 along with printed registration from confirmation email.

Time slots are 5 hours long, actual stoking time is 4 hours. You will be observing for the first and last half hours of your scheduled time. This observation time is important as it informs the new stokers of everything they need to know about the kiln and its progress. This observation process is for everyone, even if you are a seasoned stoker.

Please note, signing up for a time slot is a commitment! You must arrive on time and stay the entire shift. We will always have enough people per shift as to be considerate of physical limitations. Stoking is calmer and the atmosphere is cooler during the first three shifts.

Private Rental & Mentored Workshops: Fully mentored group workshops are available. This is a great option for guilds and groups of potters who want to be fully involved in the process of firing their work. Participants arrive with their bisqued and glazed ware. Each member of the group will be guided through the processes of wadding their work, loading the kiln, bricking up the door, firing the kiln, unloading the kiln, and cleaning their work.

Current cost for renting the entire kiln is $1500. We ask for a 400$ security deposit when signing up for a date.

Please contact Nathan Willever at woodkiln@tylerparkarts.org to schedule a firing date.

Nathan Willever was raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine. Nathan was a student of multiple artists during workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. He has taught numerous classes and workshops on functional pottery at institutions such as The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA, and Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI. Nathan is currently a studio potter and educator living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Basket Workshops w/ Karen Wychock

Gathering Baskets: June 9th (9am – 3pm)

Ages : teen – Adult

Working over wooden molds, in the methods of the Shakers, you have an opportunity to weave a traditional gathering basket. The baskets will be woven of reed. The handles are made of pre-bent oak.  Read more

Cost : $50.00 per Person Plus + Material Fee : $40.00 Paid to Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewelry Design w/ Monique Perry

Come learn how to create your own beautiful jewelry.

Precious Metal Clay – Upcoming dates to be announced.

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Monique is a traditional metalsmith, metal clay artist, and an enamellist. She uses sterling silver, fine silver, precious metal clay, semi-precious gemstones, enamels, and 22 and 24kt gold accents in her work. She creates unique one of a kind wearable works of art by combining a variety of techniques from the three disciplines.

Monique holds several certifications in precious metal clay, is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen. She is a member of the PA Society of Goldsmiths, and the Greater Philadelphia Metal Clay Guild. Monique’s work has been published multiple times in Handmade Business magazine, Art Jewelry Magazine, and her work was featured on the cover and in a feature article of Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2016.

Learn more about Monique at http://www.moniquesartjewelry.com or on Facebook

 

Precious Metal Clay – Creating and exploring textures April 7th (9:30 – 4pm) 

Come learn how to make beautiful fine silver jewelry using Precious Metal Clay. In this one day workshop, students will create their own unique patterns to use in texturing their metal clay design. Using sheets of scratch foam and ball stylus tools, they will sketch/draw deep impressions in the foam, which will be used to create a wonderful relief in the metal clay. Students may create a pendant, and/or earrings. Other texturing methods will be reviewed and discussed. All pieces will be completed in class including firing, burnishing, adding patina, and polishing. Students will leave with a finished piece they can be proud to wear! Beginners are welcome! Limit 8 people (ages 18+) Students should bring a brown bag lunch, wear closed toe shoes please.

$140 beginners + Materials fee $50 for metal clay payable to instructor at class – includes one 16gram pack of PMC3, scratch foam, use of instructors tools and equipment.

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Enameling on Copper – Pendant & Trinket Dish  Upcoming Date to Be Announced

fullsizeoutput_311cLearn the beauty of enameling (fusing glass to metal) in this beginner level workshop, creating a pendant and small trinket dish. You will fuse multiple layers of enamel on a copper base, and create interest to your design by applying and embedding fine silver foil elements into your pieces. In this one day workshop, you will be using non-leaded transparent and opaque enamels, Copper blanks, and fine silver foils. Leather cords or chains are extra.

Limit 8 people (ages 18+) Students must wear closed toed shoes

$125 beginners + Materials fee $55 for metal clay payable to instructor at class

Story Pole Sculpture

Join local artists in creating a story pole at TPCA

Dates to be announced or contact us to schedule a time to add your story! (ages 12+)

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Pottery Classes & Workshops

Pottery classes for Adults and Children at Earth Center Pottery ~  There is always room to join us! 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

Friends Night Out is held from 7.30-10pm the 3rd Friday of the month. $40

 
 

Sewing Classes

The Sewing Studio at Tyler State Park is a place to create an idea, make a friend, challenge your capabilities, be part of a community, learn to operate a sewing machine, shake off the stresses of the day, and develop professional sewing techniques.

http://www.thesewingstudioattylerstatepark.com/
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Kids Classes

Monday September 12 – December 19 (15 Weeks)
4:30 -5:30
5:30- 6:30
6:30 – 8:00

Tuesday September 6 – December 20
4:30- 5:30
5:30- 6:30

Wednesday September 7 – September 21
4:00-5:00
5:00-6:00
6:15-7:45

Thursday (15 weeks)
September 8 – December 22
4:30- 5:30
5:30-7:00

Friday September 9 – December 23
4:30- 5:30
5:30- 6:30

Saturday September 10 – December 24
9:00/9:30 – 10:30
10:30- 11:30
3:00 – 4:30 (5 weeks) $108
September 10 – October 8

16 Weeks – 1 Hours – $256
1.5 Hours – $346

15 Weeks – 1 Hours – $240
1.5 Hours – $324

Adult Classes

Thursday 7:00 – 9:00

For More Info contact Barbara at 215-917-0196 or barbara.barsky@gmail.com

 

Birthday Parties & Girls Night Out!

Schedule a special night at TPCA.

Offerings 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  267-218-0290

Family, Friends, and Me:

Sunday Afternoons 1 – 3 pm

Fun kids clay workshop, adult family members welcome! Read more

Children over 7 may attend by themselves, but under 7 must be accompanied by an adult who will assist the child with their clay project.

Family & Friends are welcomed to make a piece of their own.

Walking pots, Bird baths or feeders, Animal creations, Fairy & Critter houses, holiday decorations, cups & plates and more!

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