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Member & Donor Art Show

Member and Donor Art Show : An Annual Exhibition of the creative works of TPCA Members. All work accepted. Join us next year! Read more

2018 Cash awards recognizing an emerging and professional artist were selected by Juror  Stacie Speer Scott. Stacie is an artist and educator whose paintings and collage works are widely shown in Philadelphia and Bucks County galleries and exhibitions. She is the recipient of several major awards, among them are the Thornton Oakley Award for Watercolor and Phillips Mill Awards for Painting. Also known for her energized teaching processes, Scott facilitates programs for various education, healthcare and cultural institutions including the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA.

Winner: Emerging Artist – Barbara Konchak, Jewelry Artist

Winner: Professional Artist – Jim Graham, Glass Artist

Jim Graham: Glass #2 $650
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Barbara Konschak: Crochet Rope with a Lamp Work Cabochon and Bead $185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Pysanky – Hand-Decorated Eggs w/ Basia Andrusko

Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Workshops

Explore the art, symbolism and joy in creating Pysanky.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

Members “My Favorite Tree” Photo Contest

Juror Bruce Daniels, Facilities Director and Project Manager at Grounds for Sculpture Park and Museum will be judging entries on strength of image and story. A private tour at Grounds for Sculpture will be awarded to 2 selected entries, announced on April 21st, 2018.

Sculptures & Garden

Artists in the Meadow 2017

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Fine Art Artists

Jewelry Artists

Leather Artists

Woven & Fiber Artists

Glass Artists

Metal Artists

Mixed Media Artists


Ceramic Artists

Wood Artists


Photography Artists


Other Unique Artists


Sculptors Corners – Live Demonstrations


Non Profits

Community Day

March 18, 2018 1 – 4pm

Community Day is a free event open to all ages, with hands on stations set up with a sampling of the children and adult activities and workshops that are offered here throughout the year.

Artists demonstrating to be announced.

Light food & refreshments available for purchase.

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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 Perry

 

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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

Volunteer for Crafts in the Meadow

Thank you volunteering some of your time to TPCA. Your involvement is integral to the success of this wonderful community of artists, students & art lovers.

Crafts in the Meadow is a valuable part of what TPCA offers to the community and we can’t pull off such a fantastic event without YOU!

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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Become a member Today!

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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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: 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

 

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!

 

Membership

Your membership supports the mission of this community art center. Our mission is to enrich the community through fine arts, crafts and music. Encourage art education and excellence while nurturing artists in a community of connection and support.

 

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A 1-year TPCA Membership includes tickets to the annual Crafts in the Meadow
• Discounts for TPCA Workshops, Tours and Summer Camps
Members Art Show 
• Tuition Free Introductory Classes (Limited enrollment, see application and requirements)
• A beautiful TPCA Tote Bag
Members “Favorite Tree Photo Competition”
“Art in the Barn” Talks, Critiques and Readings (free for members)
• the knowledge that you are supporting a growing, diverse educational arts organization in your community!

Whether You’re New or Renewing, just follow these steps and you’re part of Tyler Park Center for the Arts!

Click here if you are interested in Volunteering