Welcome to the wonderful world of the Ocarina, musical instrument!
Russell Lawson will take you from start to finish in creating your own OCARINA! You will be pleased to discover that these beautiful instruments are also easy to play!
The ocarina is a truly modern instrument with ties to the ancient past. Music lovers of any age or skill level can enjoy it is wonderful instruments with minimal effort. If you are looking for something truly unique that will bring a lifetime of joy, look no further, for the ocarina is pure musical magic! Over the course of this class, you will learn the mechanics and fundamentals of flute making and create a beautiful, one of a kind instrument with your own hands.
This is 3-part class, including shaping and form building the sound box and mouth piece, to drilling the holes in the precise measurements, to personalization of your piece, to learning how to play the Ocarina with a song you will learn!
Saturday July 2, from 12-4pm [Weekend Part 1]
1st class will be making the basic shape of the clay instrument & making the sound box and mouth piece.
Sunday July 3, from 1-4pm [Weekend Part 2]
2nd class you will be filing the dried clay shape, drilling the musical holes & adding your own personal artistic engravings to the clay, prior to your piece being fired and glazed. Your choice of color glaze!
Saturday July 30, from 10-12 [4 weeks later!] Pickup/Learn how to play the Ocarina
On your 3rd class, 4 week later, you will learn how to play a song as you pick up your finished ocarina! Russell will teach everyone a song to play using your very own personalized ocarina! Sure way to impress all your friends!
Through this course you will leave with the mechanical understanding of this beautiful and unique instrument, and leave with the new knowledge of how to play your Ocarina! You definitely get your money’s worth in this unique offering. Sign up early to guarantee your spot! Very Limited class size.
Sign up today on Eventbrite at the link below:
Or click the ‘Buy Tickets’ link on www.EngageKingsport.com
Location of the class: Kingsport Renaissance Arts Center
2nd Floor, Rm#228.
1200 E. Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660
For Adults, and Teens 12 + (with adult supervision).
For any questions, or to sign up over the phone, please call the Office of Cultural Arts at 423-392-8414 or 392-8415. More details found at www.EngageKingsport.com
Ocarinas belong to the family of instruments known as wind or aerophones, which includes, but not limited to flutes, recorders, tin flutes, and whistles. The ocarina is unique in that it functions by way of a phenomenon known as helmholtz residence. Unlike flutes, whose tone is governed by the placement of holes on the body, tone is governed by the size of the chamber. Pitch is determined by combinations of holes covered and not by breath pressure.
Early incarnations of the ocarina have been dated as far back as 10,000 years ago, and have been found in nearly every part of the world. Such instruments were mesoamerican flutes introduced into Europe in the 15th and 16th century by returning Spanish conquistadors.
It wasn’t until 1853 when Italian Craftsman Giuseppe Donati revamped the simple flutes into a robust and versatile instrument that we know today as the modern or classical ocarina. In the Nazis local dialect of bolognese, the term ocarina translates into “little goose” as his new creation resembles a goosebuddy with no head. In 1964 a mathematician named John Tyler devised a four to six whole system which is now commonly referred to as the English system. This new system is much simpler while still allowing for a full 12 note octave.
Adventure into the fun and unpredictable world of Acrylic Pouring!
Elena Corradino will teach you everything there is to know about this exciting style of abstract art.
You will make 10 paintings of various shapes and sizes, and each will be different. You will learn 5 different types of pours, including a double flip cup, AND 3 ways to make “cells”. You will discuss color theory and what makes abstract art pop, and Elena will go into detail about the materials, brands she uses, etc. You will leave with the knowledge of how to do this on your own as well as beautiful art!
Link to Sign Up & Register For the Class:
Register HERE: Tickets link
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Kingsport Carousel 2nd Floor Studio, 350 Clinchfield St., Kingsport, TN, 37660
10am – 2:30pm (30 min break for lunch, bring-your-own or eat local) 4hr instruction/creative time
All materials you need will be provided.
Please no Pets.
(Limit to 7 Students) Age 13+
*Online sales end 48 hours prior to class.
Please call us with any questions: 423-392-8414
In this hands-on class, learn to create beautiful wire wrap jewelry from a master wire sculpture artist.
Using semi-precious gemstones, fine copper or silver wire and over two decades of experience, Russell Lawson guides each student to gain a working knowledge of essential wire wrapping techniques. Students will become familiar with the tools of the trade and add an exponentially utilitarian skill set to their artistic repertoire.
In this 2-hour session, students will create one complete wire-wrapped pendant with a semi-precious gemstone wrapped in fine copper or silver wire. Fee for the instruction, supplies, knowledge and complete pendant is only $75. All materials will be provided.
Students will have the option to add-on a “to-go” kit for supplies to make an additional pendant at home, using their new skills (add $25 at checkout). The kit includes one semi-precious gemstone (gemstones will vary) and fine wire. Wire cutter is not included in add-on kit.
Location: Kingsport Renaissance Arts Center (2nd floor, Room #228):
Sunday, June 5: from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Register online now at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/engage-kingsport-oca-office-31583742351 or call 423-392-8414. Online sales will end 48 hours prior to the class.
For more information about the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, please visit www.EngageKingsport.com.
UPDATE! Due to heavy rain and wind, the start time will be delayed today, working around the rain. Thank you for your patience! The sculpture artists will begin around 1:00 to start heating up the furnace. Master Sculpture Artist, Jim Gallucci will be on hand to narrate and explain the process during the next couple hours. 3:00 is the new estimate on actual pour time!
You don’t want to miss being a part of this! The 2022 Kingsport Iron Pour will take place on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, with workshops taking place in the weeks prior. See below for details.
The 2022 Kingsport, TN Iron Pour… using white-hot iron! FLAMES & FAMILY FUN!
You’re not just invited to watch, you’re invited to make your own art. On Saturday, May 7th, the furnace will roar, crackle, flame, and spark with power and excitement! Join us for an iron pour demonstration conducted by Sculpture artist Tripp Jarvis and a team of master sculptors as they heat 500 pounds of iron until it’s white hot, then pour it into molds made in the Scratch Mold Workshop. Let the fireworks begin!
To watch, it’s free! To participate by creating your own scratch mold, it’s only $15. Thru one of the scratch mold workshops, you can create your own piece of Iron Art! See the details below to sign up!
On Saturday, May 7th, at 12 Noon, the sculpture team will begin heating up the iron! Join us at 12 Noon on Saturday as the sculpture team narrates the steps of the process of preparing the iron and heating the iron to 3000 degrees! You’ll have the opportunity to ask your questions directly to the master sculpture artists. 1:00 is the projected time to begin the pouring into the scratch molds. Be sure to stay to watch your piece being poured!
Popcorn will be available during the show!
Venue: The Inventor Center 118 Shelby St., Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
Scratch Mold Workshops:
(Classes usually fill up quickly, sign up early for the best slots)
Direct link to ticket sales: https://secure.rec1.com/TN/kingsport-tn/catalog/index?filter=Y2F0ZWdvcnklNUIyNDQ2NyU1RD0xJnNlYXJjaD0mbG9jYXRpb24lNUIzMjU5MiU1RD0xJnJlbnRhbCU1QmZyb20lNUQ9JnJlbnRhbCU1QnRvJTVEPQ==
Class option 1: Thursday, April 14, 10:00am – 12 noon
Class option 2: Thursday, April 21, 10:00am – 12 noon
Class option 3: Friday, April 29, 10:00am – 12 noon
Class option 4: Friday, April 29, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (*SOLD OUT*)
Class option 5: Saturday, April 30, 10:00am – 12 noon (*SOLD OUT*)
Class option 6: Friday, May 6, 10:00am – 12 noon
Class option 7: Friday, May 6, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (*SOLD OUT*)
Class option 8: Saturday, May 7th, 10:00am – 12 noon (*SOLD OUT*)
(This is the morning of the Iron Pour event. All molds must be completed no later than 12:30pm)
Create your own iron artwork by making a Scratch Mold. Suitable for beginners and students of all skill level, you’ll scratch unique designs into an 8-inch sand mold which will be cast with molten iron by professional artists during the main event (held on Saturday, May 7th). At the end of the night, take home your one-of-a-kind art. The workshop cost includes all materials needed for the workshop and the casting of your piece in iron on May 7th during the main event. Rain or shine. Advance registration required. $15 scratch block mold. Adults 16+, Ages 6-15 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult.
Every one of all ages, is invited to watch the Iron Pour for free on Saturday May 7th! The show starts at 12noon, with the pouring taking place approximately 1:00pm.
Click the link below to reserve your spot!
Direct link to ticket sales:
Please call the Office of Cultural Arts with any questions: 423-392-8414 More information online: www.EngageKingsport.com
This Scratch Mold Workshop and Iron Pour is hosted by Engage Kingsport and the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at the Inventor Center located at 118 Shelby Street. The Kingsport Iron Pour is made possible by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Thank you TAC!
Kingsport is doing a Sculpture “Ride” in honor of the 13th Sculpture Walk opening this year! This sculpture ‘ride’ will be in place of the traditional sculpture walk.
Limited to the first 15 people – The 2021 Sculpture ‘RIDE’ begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 23rd. Opening Reception will be at the new City Hall, 415 Broad St, Kingsport, TN 37660, following the shuttle ride. Charlie Brouwer, guest juror for the 2021 Sculpture Walk XIII, will be visiting to share his insight with us into the artwork he chose for the show.
The ‘Sculpture Ride’ to view the sculptures will begin at 10 a.m. and is free to the public, but seats must be reserved in advance. Please reserve your seat online today by clicking the eventbrite link, or call the Office of Cultural Arts at 423-392-8414 to reserve your seat! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/190605876307
We look forward to seeing you!
Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts 423-392-8414
You don’t want to miss being a part of this! The 2021 Kingsport Iron Pour will take place on Saturday, May 8th, 2021, with workshops taking place in the weeks prior. You have a chance to create your own iron artwork! See details below.
You’re not just invited to watch, you’re invited to make your own art. On Saturday, May 8th, the furnace will roar, crackle, flame, and spark with power and excitement! Join us for an iron pour demonstration conducted by Sculpture artist Tripp Jarvis and a team of master sculptors as they heat 500 pounds of iron until it’s white hot, then pour it into molds made in the Scratch Mold Workshop. Let the fireworks begin!
To watch, it’s free! To participate by creating your own mold, it’s only $15 to create your own Iron Art thru one of the workshops. (see below for details)
Food Trucks will be on site with us as the iron pour is heating up! 11:30am – 3pm is projected time of the fun!
Venue: The Inventor Center 118 Shelby St., Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
Scratch Mold Workshops:
Class option 1: Friday, April 30th, 10am – 12 noon (Update: SOLD OUT!)
Class option 2: Friday, April 30th, 6pm-8pm (Update: SOLD OUT!)
Class option 3: Friday, May 7th, 10am – 12 noon (Update: SOLD OUT!)
Class option 4: Friday, May 7th, 6pm-8pm (Update: SOLD OUT!)
Class option 5: Saturday, May 8th, 10am – 12 noon (This is the morning of the Iron Pour event. All molds must be completed no later than 1pm) (Update: SOLD OUT!)
Create your own iron artwork by making a Scratch Mold. Suitable for beginners and students of all skill level, you’ll scratch unique designs into an 8-inch sand mold which will be cast with molten iron by professional artists during the main event (held on Saturday, May 8th). At the end of the night, take home your one-of-a-kind art. The workshop cost includes all materials needed for the workshop and the casting of your piece in iron on May 8th during the main event. Rain or shine. Advance registration required. $15 scratch block mold. (ALL WORKSHOPS ARE SOLD OUT – But join us for the IRON POUR demonstration on May 8th!)
Visit www.EngageKingsport.com & click on “Buy Tickets” at the top to reserve your spot! Call 423-392-8414 with any questions.
Direct link to ticket page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iron-pour-scratch-mold-workshop-tickets-148818848181?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
This Scratch Mold Workshop and Iron Pour is hosted by Engage Kingsport and the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at the Inventor Center located at 118 Shelby Street, and is made possible by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
About the Office of Cultural Arts
The Office of Cultural Arts (OCA), part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community. We operate the Renaissance Arts Center, the Farmer’s Market, the Kingsport Carousel, the Carousel Fine Craft Show, Kingsport Public Art Program, Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series and a broad range of support to the area’s arts organizations. The OCA works in tandem with Engage Kingsport, Inc., the “Friends of the Cultural Arts” group, a private, volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit community organization.
About the City of Kingsport
Founded in 1917, the City of Kingsport (pop. 53,000) is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the eastern U.S. The city is widely known as a planned community, designed by renowned city planner John Nolen and wrapping around the foot of Bays Mountain – a 3,500-acre park, nature preserve, planetarium and observatory. Kingsport is recognized as an International Safe Community by the National Safety Council, a Healthier Tennessee community, and won the 2009 Harvard Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiatives. While many city names are duplicated throughout the U.S., there’s only one Kingsport – a fact that invokes community pride, known locally as the “Kingsport Spirit.”
Intro to sewing class! This is a 3 hour course that will get you acquainted with your machine and you’ll leave with a completed pin cushion. Limited space available. Must provide your own machine with all parts. If you do not have a machine there are a limited number of machines available for rent, but must be reserved. Instructor: Arielle Sprinkle, of Storybook Creations
Saturday, March 14th in the 2nd level Studio Space at the Kingsport Carousel
350 Clinchfield St. Kingsport, TN 37660.
10am – 1pm (3-hr course)
$40 per student
www.EngageKingsport.com – “Buy Tickets”
*Online sales end 48 hours prior to class.
Join our Beach Vacation themed Acrylic Pour, Alcohol Ink & Resin!
Love the Beach?! Come away from this summer-inspired class, with a set of 4 acrylic pour beach coasters, 2 compact alcohol ink beach scenes, and a large resin beach scene. Shells and sand will be available, or you bring your own! All pieces will be resin-ed. No experience is needed to take this class. Instructor for this class is Elena Corradino.
Saturday, July 13th or August 3rd in the 2nd level Studio Space at the Kingsport Carousel. Start time is 10am – 2:30pm (30 min break for lunch, bring-your-own or eat local) 4hr instruction/creative time. All materials you need will be provided. Cost is $100 /per person. Click here to reserve your spot!
Pets are Not allowed, thank you!
For any additional information please call 423-392-8414
Welcome all to our scratch mold workshop
and iron pour!
In about an hour and a half attendees who take part in this workshop will be able to make a sand mold of their design that will then be filled with molten iron forming a lasting metal positive image. You make your own design! Bring your ideas with you. Designs can be anything from your initials, your house number to patterns with complex designs. You will be making a one-of-a-kind creation out of iron. Jim and his crew will give you instruction and help you out with the mold making. This scratch mold workshop and iron pour is hosted by Engage Kingsport and the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at the Inventor Center located at 118 Shelby Street.
On March 9th between 9 am and 3 pm there will be a scratch mold workshop. The estimated time for the iron pouring to begin is at 3:30pm. While the iron pour finishes up we will have a band and a food truck for your dinner and your entertainment.
To participate in this workshop your options for both days are purchasing:
- A scratch mold- $35 per person,
- A scratch mold and dinner – $50 per person
- Just the food for $20
- An additional scratch mold may be added (limit 1 per person) for $25.