Kids’ Summer Camp: Art Around the World!

Join us while we travel the globe without ever leaving the studio! While expressing themselves creatively and getting to know one another, campers will learn a bit of geography, history, chemistry, and geology.  Physical activity is sure to be part of each day, whether we go for a walk on a sunny day, or play active indoor games.  Camp runs 10am- 3pm each day.

$300 per child ($275 for each sibling).  Clay on Main will provide snacks, but please pack a lunch.

To register a child, CLICK HERE, or call 610-987-0273.  Please call to register multiple children for a sibling discount.

Tie-Dyeing Workshop

Tie-Dyeing

Instructors: Dolores Kirschner and JoAnn Morrell

Tie-dyeing is a simple craft that’s fun to do with friends. We’ll provide t-shirts, or bring your own shirt or other piece of fabric (cotton only, please!) Dolores and JoAnn will use their knowledge of color theory and textiles to help you create a vibrant, harmonious combination of color and pattern.

$50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children

Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. All materials included. Our workshops are family-friendly; children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

To register online for this workshop, click HERE.

Encaustic Painting Workshop

Instructor: Lisa Gauker

Surround yourself with the heavenly smell of beeswax, while crafting a richly layered, gorgeous painting.  Encaustic is an ancient technique used by contemporary artists, where molten beeswax and resin over paint create luminous effects. This technique creates depth because of its multiple layers.  Come with an idea or just let the medium guide your creative process.  No painting experience necessary.  Previous students welcome.

$50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children.

To register online, click HERE, or register by calling the studio at 610-987-0273.  Please register at least one week prior to workshop, or call the studio to check for availability if within one week.

Design Your Own Tattoo Workshop

Instructor: Megan German

Professional tattoo artist Megan German will help you develop a tattoo that will look good for the long term, as well as share her knowledge about the history and techniques of tattooing. Bring your ideas, or take advantage of Megan’s library of original designs and experience to develop one during class.

$50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children.

Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. All materials included. Our workshops are family-friendly; children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

To register online, click HERE.

Jammin’ for Dollars and Silent Auction

It’s that time again!

Jammin' for Dollar prep.
Jammin’ for Dollar prep.

Clay on Main invites you to our annual fundraiser, Jammin’ for Dollars to be held on Friday, April 12th at Clay on Main.

Doors open at 6:30 PM for appetizers and silent auction preview.
This relaxing evening includes dinner; a silent auction and an after dinner jam with your friends and neighbors.

Support Clay on Main while you enjoy homemade treats and listen to the music of local singer/songwriters.  If you play an instrument bring it along and jam – or just listen!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Fused Glass Bowls Workshop

Instructor: Dolores Kirschner

Come create a luminous and functional work of art. Dolores will lead you through the process of using brightly colored glass to create simple patterns. All work is done at room temperature and is accessible to students ages 4 and up of all skill levels. Your creations will be fired and available for later pickup. Fused glass creations are utterly lovely with an inviting surface – you’re sure to be pleased!

$50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children.

Register at least one week prior to workshop to ensure enrollment. All materials included. Our workshops are family-friendly; children 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

To register online, click HERE!

Encaustic Painting Workshop

Instructor: Lisa Gauker

Surround yourself with the heavenly smell of beeswax, while crafting a richly layered, gorgeous painting.  Encaustic is an ancient technique used by contemporary artists, where molten beeswax and resin over paint create luminous effects. This technique creates depth because of its multiple layers.  Come with an idea or just let the medium guide your creative process.  No painting experience necessary.

$50 for each adult, $18 for school-aged children.

To register online, click HERE, or register by calling the studio at 610-987-0273.  Please register at least one week prior to workshop, or call the studio to check for availability if within one week.

Children’s Fraktur Art Workshop w/ Rachel Yoder

Bring die Kinner (the children) out to learn about fraktur art and the popular PA Dutch folk art motifs (hearts, tulips and distlefinks). The Children will create their own crayon resist water color paintings focusing on symmetry, color palette and what the motifs symbolize to them.
This workshop is free, but donations for supplies are appreciated.  To register, email clayonmain@gmail.com and let us know how many will be participating so we can get a head count!
This workshop runs in conjunction with Rachel Yoder’s exhibition of work in the same style.

Rachel Yoder, a PA Dutch folk artist with deep familial roots in the Oley Valley, will exhibit her work at Clay on Main’s gallery from January 27 to February 17.  The opening, on Sunday, January 27 from 4-6pm, is free and open to the public.  Viewers can expect to see brightly colored painting of abstracted figures and patterns derived from plants and animals in a bold graphic style, often painted on wood.  Her work is focused on contemporary interpretations of fraktur style painting and portraits of der Belsnickel.  She has exhibited at Tyler School of Art, Kutztown University and The Hex Factory gallery.  Yoder explains, “Clay on Main is where I have always envisioned my work being able to shine; especially since my family is out of Oley, and it’s a very special and sacred place to me.”

Yoder earned a BS in Art Education from Tyler School of Art in 2011, then spent three years teaching art in Philadelphia before deciding to return to the Oley Valley where she has deep Pennsylvania Dutch roots in the Fisher and Deturk families.  Besides being close to family, the area is also a rich source of inspiration for her artwork because of the palpable Pennsylvania Dutch culture and heritage of this area.  This past spring, she also received her MFA in Communication Design from Kutztown University.

In addition to paintings and decorative objects, Yoder is also an author and illustrator; she has illustrated two bilingual children’s books.  She both wrote and illustrated Penny Olive; Davey Applebutter was written by Douglas J. Madenford.  Both books were written to engage young people and help preserve Pennsylvania Dutch culture. Yoder lives and works in Boyertown, Pennsylvania with her husband and three children.

Rachel Yoder: PA Dutch Folk Art

Rachel Yoder, a PA Dutch folk artist with deep familial roots in the Oley Valley, will exhibit her work at Clay on Main’s gallery from January 27 to February 17.  The opening, on Sunday, January 27 from 4-6pm, is free and open to the public.  Viewers can expect to see brightly colored painting of abstracted figures and patterns derived from plants and animals in a bold graphic style, often painted on wood.  Her work is focused on contemporary interpretations of fraktur style painting and portraits of der Belsnickel.  She has exhibited at Tyler School of Art, Kutztown University and The Hex Factory gallery.  Yoder explains, “Clay on Main is where I have always envisioned my work being able to shine; especially since my family is out of Oley, and it’s a very special and sacred place to me.”