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

The Art of Pysanky Egg Decorating

Beginners February 22 11 AM – 2 PM-SOLD OUT

Beginners February 29 11 AM – 2 PM SOLD OUT

Intermediate March 14 11 AM – 2 PM

Beginners March 21 from 11 AM – 2 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 from Paulett Siminich and create your own beautiful keepsake. Participants 12+ of all skill levels are welcome. Prior decorating experience required for Intermediate class.

Cost: $35; $30 for BW members.
All supplies are included.
Space is limited.
To register call 814.535.2020 or click the link below

Not a Member?! Become a member TODAY! Bottle Works Members receive special discounts on workshop, classes, and special events!

Alcohol Ink Card Making Workshop w/ Jaime Helbig

Saturday March 28 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

Learning Impressionism with Alan Rauch

in the AmeriServ Learning Center

Thursdays 6-8 PM at the ArtWorks building or Saturdays 1-3 PM beginning Feb 22

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

January 15 – February 19, February 26 – April 1

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. 

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.

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.