home school classes

Create in Clay!

for those who embrace alternative methods to create

Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30

a rolling enrollment ~

$104 for 4 weeks  


2-Day Paper Clay with Jerry Bennett


Explore Paper Clay!

A Great workshop for beginners or those with experience!

April 12 & 13th

Sign up for both days or Sunday only !
$180 / $90 •  All levels, adults

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Summer Camps in Clay!

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Weekly Tuition: 5-day Workshops

Half Day $160 / Full Day $300
Before Care (7:30 – 9) & After Care (3:30-5:30) available $10hr


 Pottery Summer Camp Days ~

Go to Tyler Park Center for the Arts website for other morning and afternoon camp sessions

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Spring Pottery Classes

Pick a day to be inspired by Clay!


check out our Spring Class Schedule and contact Jennifer Miller at 267-218-0290 or email her at earthcenterpottery@yahoo.com

Friends Night Out


Come Enjoy!

Bring friends &

make New ones!

A Clay Project with your own
Creative Twist!
every 3rd Friday of the Month 7.30-10pm


Stay connected through Facebook to find out what the monthly project will be. 

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Please pay online or contact Jennifer 267-218-0290 or earthcenterpottery@yahoo.com

Kiln Building with Gloria Kosco


Manabigama wood fired kiln has been built at Tyler Park Center for the Arts. click here to stay tuned for info on the first firing!




The workshop will be made up of 10-15 participants who will assist in the laying of the bricks.  Two to four participants will be working at a time and will receive specific kiln building instruction.

The hours of this workshop will vary, with weekend time slots as well as weekday times available.  Students will sign up for determined times.

The kiln is outside so weather and daylight will determine work times.  Students will learn about kiln construction from start to finish including shelf preparation, loading and firing.  Once the kiln is built, an inaugural firing will be scheduled with the workshop participants.  The kiln will fire for 16 hours and will need to be tended to and stoked for that duration.

For information & registration

contact 215-297-5980 or workshops@tylerparkarts.org

1-Day Workshop ~ Bending the Rules & Expanding Your Options

Tom Laudenslager

Bending the Rules and Expanding Your Options

Sunday, December 2nd • 10AM-5PM $125

Tom Laudenslager has been a working artist and teacher for almost 35 years, focusing primarily on clay for the last 20 years. His approach to material & process respects tradition but borrows freely from other art media. In this one day workshop, Tom will demonstrate a variety of hand building techniques he uses to create functional & sculptural works in clay. These building methods can be used to create work that is either spontaneous in approach, or precise & contemplative.

Participants will have the opportunity to begin construction, and in some cases complete a piece during the workshop.

Techniques will include the use of repposse-like forming, texturizing, carving, and strategies for delicate hollow cutting. Finishing approaches will include engobes (colored slips), post-firing pigment, stain, wax based patina and the selective use of abrasives. Strategies for successful firing of delicate work will also be discussed.

Tom received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, and has done extensive course work at other institutions, including Tyler School of Art, University of the Arts, Art New England, and Moravian College. He lives in a relatively quiet spot in Southeastern Pennsylvania with his wife of 25 years.



Flat to Functional: 1-Day Handbuilding Pottery Workshop


with Lisa Naples

September 23rd, 2012

10:00am-4:30pm $125





Come one, come all. This course is for all levels of experience including “none”. During this workshop Lisa plans to saturate your brain with hands-on slab building technique. She’ll cover notions of texture and “dry” as well as “wet” slip application using colored slips. Of course, there will be a lot of talk about form, too, ‘cause it all starts there. Lisa hopes to stimulate the most creative bones in your body and really get you revved up to go back to your own studio inspired.

See more of Lisa’s work http://www.lisanaples.com



Morning: Demo: begin w/rolling slabs—a basic ‘how to’ that includes a discussion of tools. Demo: adding texture to slabs and constructing simple cylindrical forms Demo of a pinched tray/plate Demo of more complex pots and further discussion of dart cutting concepts for articulating form.

Lunch around 12:30-1:00

Afternoon: Hands on for participants Discussion of surface treatment: Dry and Wet slip application Demo: constructing and adding slab-built handles to pots.

Student Spotlight

Simple & Beautiful – Lovely Work!  

Click here to see more of what our students create! 

Throw yourself in to a 2 day pottery workshop!






Once described as a Pottery Zen Boot Camp, this workshop will provide a format for us to practice, practice & practice our pottery skills. Working with the needs of the group, we will get down to the nitty gritty mechanics and physics of “turning” clay.