Classes are held in the AmeriServ Learning Center

Inks and Drinks Painting Party

February 22 from 6-8 PM

The Bottle Works is throwing a party and you are invited! Don’t miss our Inks & Drinks Alcohol Ink Paint Party. We will have a paintbrush in one hand, a drink in the other and friends all around!

Make a unique greeting card, pendant or pin with Denise Urban of Studio U! This is a BYOB event. Feel free to bring your favorite drink — alcoholic or non-alcoholic– and a snack to share at the party!

Costs $35; $30 for BW Members. All supplies are included. To register for this party click the link below or call 814-535-2020

Still Life Painting in Water Colors with Jamie

Six week session for Ages 18+

Fridays 5-7 PM Feb 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Expand your creativity! Learn the technique of painting water color still life from instructor Jamie Coptic.

In class you will be learning how to paint a still life with watercolor paint. Jamie will be doing a short lecture, then move into having the students work for most of the class. You will learn from instruction, watching Jamie work, and hands on one on one time with the instructor. The goal is to get the a few fine sketches completed, and about 2 or 3 finished paintings of flowers, fruits in a basket, etc… Composition, color theory, learning of materials, and drafting with pencil and painting will all be covered in the class.

Jamie Coptic is a largely self taught painter, who attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for a time. Jamie’s passion for the arts is contagious, and she is looking to share it with everyone from a first time painter to a seasoned pro.  “I am in my natural element every time I lay brush to canvas.”

Investment $80/person + supplies, or $75/person for BW Members. Download supply list.   Supply List

Register today by calling 814-535-2020 or  Register Online

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The Art of Pysanky Egg Decorating

March 16 from 12-3 PM SOLD OUT

March 30 from 12-3 PM

The Pysanky Egg workshop is back! Pysanky is an ancient and beautiful form of folk art from Ukraine. Eggs are decorated with images and designs using beeswax and dyes resulting in an artful keepsake typically given to friends or family.
Learn the art of Pysanky and create your own beautiful keepsake. Participants 12+ of all skill levels are welcome. Cost: $35; $30 for BW members. All supplies are included. Space is limited. To register call 814.535.2020 or register online by clicking the button below.
Not a Member?! Become a member TODAY! Bottle Works Members receive special discounts on workshop, classes, and special events!

Learning Impressionism with Alan Rauch

in the AmeriServ Learning Center

Thursdays 6-8 PM at the ArtWorks building

or Saturdays 1-3 PM at the ArtWorks building
6-week session $75
Drop-Ins $15


Join Alan Rauch to learn the skills of Impressionism on Thursday nights.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Supplies are not included. Please bring the following items to class.

  • Pack of assorted size bristle brushes
  • Pack of 1 inch to 2 inch wide brushes
  • Table easel
  • 4 canvases (16x20)
  • Plastic water container
  • Pack of paper plates
  • 4 oz tubes of acrylic paint
    • 2 shades of red
    • 2 shades of blue
    • 2 shades of yellow
    • 2 shades of green
    • Titanium white
    • Black


Call 814.535.2020 to register securely over the phone. Payment is due with reservation.

Acrylic Painting Class
with Richard Hower

in the AmeriServ Learning Center

Time: 6:30 – 9 PM
Dates: January 9th, 16,23,30, Feb 6, 13
Location: Classroom – 2nd Floor ArtWorks Building.

New six week session begins January 9!


Class Age Range: Adults

Class Level: All Levels

Cost: $90 for 6-week session; BW Members $85 for 6-week session 
         $20 per drop in session; BW Members $15 per drop in session


Discover the joy of acrylic painting on Wednesdays with Richard Hower. Richard’s class is perfect for beginners as well as more experience artists who are seeking to advance their skills and techniques. 

You are welcome to work at your own pace given your own skill level and need. You will explore drawing techniques, color composition, color theory and much more! Bring in a picture or let your imagination be your inspiration!

Supplies are not included. Please bring the following items to class:

  • Easel
  • Canvas
  • Water container
  • Paper plates
  • Acrylic paint
    • Blue
    • Red
    • Yellow
    • Black
    • White


Call 814.535.2020 to register securely over the phone. Payment is due with reservation. Drop in sessions are also available. 

Fluid Acrylics Workshop

with Sandy Vigna

April 27 from 10AM – 12PM

If you can pour, you can paint!

Join us for our Fluid Acrylics Workshop with instructor Sandy Vigna.

This is the perfect workshop for the entire family. Participants can create two 12″x 12″ canvas paintings. Each canvas will have a unique one of a kind design based on how you pour your paint.
All painting supplies are included. All you need to bring is an apron.

Cost is $25 or $20 for Bottle Works Members.

To Register call 814-535-2020 to register over the phone, or click the button below.

Don’t have a painting apron? No Worries. You can arrive to the workshop in style by ordering a custom Bottle Works apron, for just $20.39.

To order, visit or copy and paste the link below.

Digital Photography: Technique and Creative Expression

The Digital Photography class will be held in the spring. Stay Tuned for dates!

Ages and Skill level: 15 years old and up; Open to all skill levels

Supplies:Supplies are not included.

Shopping list:

Digital Camera

32GB Flash Drive

Cost: Non Member $40 Member $35

These days, everyone’s a photographer…but few are actually GOOD photographers! Want to learn how to create photos that will stand out from the crowd? Master techniques to capture the right light and get stunning shots? Join a new Wednesday night class instructed by professional photographer Michael Karcher, a former Johnstown Magazine photographer to learn all these things are more. Digital Photography: Technique and Creative Expression will cover topics such as how to find or create your own light, how to set up a portrait shot, and photo composition. All you need is a digital camera and a 32GB flash drive!

Classes are open to all skill levels 15 years or older.

Click on the register button to register online, or you can call 814.535.2020 to register securely over the phone. Payment is due with reservation.


Please note that the Bottle Works engages in photography and recording of programs and events for its own print and online publication/promotional purposes. Staff and volunteers will make every effort to notify members of the public when filming and/or photography is taking place. Please notify a staff member/volunteer if you do not want to be photographed or filmed.