Classes are held in the AmeriServ Learning Center

Life Drawing Classes at the Bottle Works

Have you always wanted to be the subject matter of a masterpiece?

The Bottle Works is looking to add a series of Life Drawing classes, workshops, and open studios, to be held in our “Black Box” Theater, to our spring line up, and we are in need of art models.

Applicants should be capabale of holding poses for long periods of time, while sitting, standing, laying down, or crouching, and should be comfortable with being unclothed in front of a group of artists. Art Models will be compensated at a pre-determined hourly rate.

Art Models of all gender, age (18+), body shape, and race will be considered.

Interested parties should contact our Creative Director, Matt Lamb at or 814-535-2020. 

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for upcoming drawing classes, please email Matt at

Alcohol Ink Card Making Workshop w/ Jaime Helbig

Saturday July 18 from 10 AM-12 PM

Learn to make your own alcohol ink cards!

Join Jaime Helbig for an Alcohol Ink Card Making Workshop. Jaime will guide you through the process of creating your own, one of a kind, birthday, holiday, get well, thank you, or any occasion cards.

All supplies are included, and you will leave the workshop with four, ready to mail, hand made cards.

Non-Member $15
BW Member $12

Call 814-535-2020 to register

Linoleum Cut Printmaking Workshop with Eddie Spaghetti Art

Saturday July 25 from 2-5 PM

$35 all supplies included.

All ages welcome, minors should have adult supervision.
Join us at the Bottle Works, and learn the art of linoleum cut printmaking from professional printmaker, instructor, and Johnstown native Eddie Spaghetti!

Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for a relief printing surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife or V-shaped chisel. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper. The actual printmaking can be done by hand or with a printing press.

Teen & Adult Workshop: Aug 3 – 7
Mega Masters Art

Monday- Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Ages 13+

Instructor: Joanne Mekis

Become A Master of Art this summer! Learn various art styles and techniques such as Impressionism, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Fauvism, Pop Art with instructor Joanne Mekis! Creators can anticipate developing their attention to detail by sketching en plein air (in the open/ or outdoors) on Bottle Works’ Rooftop Garden and throughout Cambria City. The camp will feature lessons on painting, drawing, pen and ink, among other disciplines. Joanne will be introducing new materials; returning participants are welcome.

Learning Impressionism with Alan Rauch

in the AmeriServ Learning Center

Virtual Offerings Coming Soon!

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

Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9 PM

New dates coming in the fall of 2020

Class Age Range: Adults

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. 

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.