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 ~ email@example.com / 215-630-5140
7:30pm Hand Drumming Workshop $5
8:00 to 10:00 Drum Circle $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. 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.
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.
The Party and Fundraiser were a great success!
… Thanks to all who supported this unique & collaborative community project!
We had Information on the Project, Great Discussion on the Process, Live Music, Good Food & Great Company!
We added lots of fuel to the kiln flame & ourselves with a little wine, Fondue & roasting marshmallows over a fire !
Many thanks to all who contributed to the evening!
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.” Read more
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
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
Community Day is a great opportunity to see all we do at Tyler Park Center for the Arts.
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!
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.
An evening filled with wonderful music, fine food, friends, family, students, supporters & a spirited auction.
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.