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Membership

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!

 

New or Renew ~ Be a part of Tyler Park Center for the Arts! 

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Professional Artist $20

Individual $35

Family $50

Contributor $100

Patron $250

Sustaining Member $500

Charter Member $1,000

Sponsoring Member $1,500

Benefactor $2,500

Share Some Enthusiasm – Volunteer!

There are endless opportunities @ TPCA

to share your skills,

love of the arts,

and just plain enthusiasm

All throughout the year! 

Volunteer to Grow with Us! 

 

 

Contribute to Workshops, Summer Camps, Special Events, Gardens, Crafts in the Meadow and more!

Many thanks to all who helped make 2012 a fantastic year of events!

for information and details contact Anne Houser ~ annehouser@verizon.net / 215-630-5140

TPCA

World Percussion Drum Circle

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.  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.

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Check out a Video from our first circle!

 

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.

Community Day

A great opportunity to see all we do at TPCA.

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.

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

Our professional teaching artists will be there to demonstrate many exciting art techniques. All ages & experience welcome.

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

Team Building workshops

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!

For details & scheduling contact

Director@tylerparkarts.org  267-218-0290

MANABIGAMA KILN PROJECT

A Community Kiln  at Tyler Park Center for the Arts.

A group of dedicated potters, students and volunteers have built a Manabigama Kilnwhich translates from Japanese as a  beautiful  learning  kiln.Read more

Print a Project Flyer    

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  woodkiln@tylerparkarts.org

video by Christian Roebling

“The qualities unique to wood fired ceramics result from a complex drama involving human intention, material properties, and a factor best known as The Life of the Fire.” Jack Troy

Draco Joins Our Sculpture Garden!

Nationally Acclaimed Sculptor Peter Cimino has crafted an Old World Dragon of mythical proportions! This magnificent sculpture is joining our Garden  - Come see “Draco” and Meet the artist at the opening party on Friday, April 20 7pm-9pm.

July 14th Community Day

Community Day ~ Art and Animals!

Sunday, July14th, noon-4pm

Free and open to all ages.

TPCA has invited Lulu’s Rescue & Lambertville Animal Welfare to join in a 2nd Community Day event.  

Animal themed art projects will be offered as participants walk through the art center’s historic stable.  Learn how to twist rope for a horse lead or dog leash,  roll a felted cat toy, and practice the basics of drawing animals. Come and meet our staff of professional teaching artists and try your hand at wood carving.  

Misha Moo is one of the rescued studio cats at Tyler Park Center for the Arts.  Cats are naturally attracted to the art center’s barn location.  Over the years, staff at TPCA have rescued and found families for feral kittens and strays.  Most recently a litter of feral kittens were caught, handle and homed! The Mother was then caught and spayed.

For TPCA, the idea of partnering with rescue groups was a natural extension when considering an animal themed community event.  Lulu’s Rescue will feature dogs for adoption while Lambertville Animal Welfare will introduce their adoptable cats.  Both organizations are comprised of dedicated volunteers who rescue and foster animals awaiting adoption.  They literally save dogs and cats from euthanasia in overcrowded animal shelters.  Come meet some of these animals, learn about the efforts of these volunteers, and create animal themed artwork and crafts.

Members Appreciation Party

New or Renew ~ Be a part of Tyler Park Center for the Arts!

On  March 28th, 2014 members and donors got together at TPCA for the annual Appreciation Party. This year we had a members Art Show, which runs through the week. It was amazing to see the impressive works of those in the TPCA community. To the Sounds of Michael Notorangelo & Samuel Haines, we enjoyed a night of art, good food and company.

Thanks to all who give with their time and generosity to Tyler Park Center for the Arts.


  

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Mindfulness in Nature for Kindergarteners

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

(starting September 8th)