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Art in Rider Park: Local Clay Artist to Hold Classes for Students

The First Community Foundation Partnership of PA will host the Lycoming Arts for an Artist in Residency at Rider Park. Local clay artist Kathy Gorg will lead five classes in making hand-built clay creations inspired by nature. Participants will create a textured clay bowl and a small animal sculpture. Each session will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on May 28 & June 4, 11, and 18. Participants must attend all five classes. An art show will be held during the Williamsport First Friday event at Lycoming Arts, 46 W. 4th Street, Williamsport, on July 5 from 5:00-9:00 p.m., for participants to display their creations.

This project was made possible through the AIE Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA Arts in Education Partner in this region is Northern Tier Partners for the Arts (NTP4Arts). NTP4Arts supports Arts in Education Residency programs in Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga counties. NTP4Arts’ Arts in Education Residency Program strives to provide intensive on-going arts experiences that affirm the creative potential of each person, enhance technical knowledge and ability, inspire creativity, stimulate the expression of personal vision, and applaud excellence.

This program is limited to 15 participants, at least 16 years or older. The cost for the entire program is $100 per person, which includes all materials, firings, and artist instruction. Limited scholarships are available upon request. For questions and to register for this program please email with the subject line “Art in Rider Park.” Directions to the Park can be downloaded at

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