Classes are held in the AmeriServ Learning Center

Learning Impressionism with Alan Rauch

in the AmeriServ Learning Center

Thursdays 6-8 PM at the ArtWorks building

or Saturdays from 1-3 PM beginning Sept 2019

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.

Gilda Jagger Beach Glass Art Workshop

Thursday September 19 from 6-8 PM

Are you looking for a way to use all of the shells, beach glass, etc…that you collected on your vacation this year?

Join Gilda Jagger for a one night workshop that will allow you to utilize those items and your own creativity to make your own framed Beach Glass art masterpiece.

Arrive at Bottle Works your leisure 5:30-6:00 PM. BYOB, snacks, or soft drinks if you would like.

Beach Glass Art takes about 2 hours to complete. This is not a follow-along of one design so bring your creativity!

We have a lot of examples on our Pinterest Page (search Pinterest for Gilda Jagger Studios). We have other examples on our
website ( We will have samples with us the night of the party and templates if you’d like to use.
Wood frame is approx 12.25″ x 15.25″. Glass area is approx 13.5″ x 10.5″. The frame is already stained chocolate brown. If
you would like to change color, we will walk you through painting the frame using chalk paint. We have tons of beachy items
to choose from … shells, glass, starfish, sand …. you name it. You are also welcomed to bring your own beach treasures to
preserve. Call Doreen anytime with questions 814-937-2634. Walk-ins (a walk-in is someone who did not leave a deposit or
prepayment) will be welcome night of the event if seats are not sold out.

Cost $50/ person

Acrylic Painting Class
with Richard Hower

in the AmeriServ Learning Center

Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9 PM
September 4-October 9

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.