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Member & Donor Art Show

Member and Donor Art Show : March 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and April 7th & 8th 2018

Exhibition / hours are Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday March 18th 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Read more

All members work were accepted. 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

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 March 24th

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.

Thursday, March 15th – SOLD OUT

Tuesday, March 20th

6 – 9pm Ages 12 & up – 30$ + $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.

Workshop $30  + $10 material fee to instructor

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.



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

April 4th – April 25th or 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

Artists in the Meadow 2017


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 make beautiful jewelry.

Precious Metal Clay – Saturday April 7th

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Monique Perry





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 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.


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!

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.


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.

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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!