Classes & Workshops

Spark your creativity and learn something new! Explore our diverse schedule of classes for both adults and children and find the one that fuels your passion. Check back often…new programs are always in the works! If you are interested in teaching at the BOTTLE WORKS, click to view the Class Proposal Form.



Learn to Make Nut Roll with Rosemary Pawlowski

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November 18, 10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Want to be the dessert hero the holiday season? Come to the BOTTLE WORKS to learn how to make homemade nut rolls from BOTTLE WORKS’ very own Rosemary Pawlowski!

Those attending should bring:

  • a rolling pin
  • a cookie sheet
  • a cloth to cover the 2 nut rolls they will be taking home to bake!

Class will demonstrate how to prepare the dough, make the filling(s), how to fill the rolls and bake to perfection! Participants will also receive a copy of the recipe (known as the OMOS recipe). Word of note:   The recipe makes 16-18 rolls.

Nut Roll Class will be held in the Tulip Building’s kitchen. Space is limited.

$20 for BW Members; $25 for Non-members.





Learn the Skills of Impressionism Acrylics Workshop with Alan Rauch

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Thursdays, September 28 – November 2, 6 – 8:00 PM

These classes are for the beginner as well as the more advanced student. Each student will be guided by Professional Artist/Instructor Alan Rauch in learning drawing skills, basic perspective, light and shadow, composition, brushing techniques and color theory. Students will be encouraged to find his/her personal style. Individual expression is encouraged. Materials List:  Acrylics-assorted colors, bristle brushes, 16” x 20” canvases, table easel, pack of white paper plates, water container.

Member $75, Non-member $80




Beginners Stained Glass Classes 

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Thursdays, September 14 – October 19, 68:00 PM

This class is for beginners! Theresa Walters will work with each person individually according to their level and pace. Students will be instructed in basic glass cutting, working with patterns, and constructing a stained glass panel or sun catcher. All materials provided. Six sessions.

Member $80, Non-member $85






Kids’ West African Dance

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Tuesdays starting September 19, 6:30 – 7:15 PM

Join us every Tuesday for Kids’ West African Dance! Come learn the rhythms and dances of West Africa in this high energy, multi-level dance class. Our class is focused on moving to the rhythm, having fun, and creating community. Kulani members Gwen Triplin & Holly Lees teach dance and Jeanette Hunsberger is our wonderful drummer. All students are welcome to join the performing group Kulani Kids. For kids ages 5-18.

Suggested donation of $5 per student, to benefit the BOTTLE WORKS.

Drop-ins welcome or call to register.






Preschool Art & Motion

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Saturdays, 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Join Holly Lees, BOTTLE WORKS’ Mindfulness & Arts Facilitator, on Saturdays for our Preschool Program Each session will include a fun and active learning game, a circle time lesson, and time for art creation and exploration. Our art projects will teach sensory and fine motor skills combining art subjects like ABCs, history, mindfulness, science or story telling. The programming will also focus on the process of art making over the creation of a final art project. We will emphasize the role of art and group learning in growing happy, healthy, social, educated preschoolers.

The Preschool activities are geared for students 3 to 4 years old. $10 per session.

Schedule of Events :

Dec. 2 – Snow Fun! No need to wait for old man winter! We’ll make and play with our own indoor snow.  We’ll create a snow-inspired keepsake to take home, too!

Dec. 9 – Catch the Gingerbread Man! Help create a giant gingerbread man! Then, use your creativity to decorate uniquely designed gingerbread ornaments to take home for your tree or gifts.

Dec. 16 – Join in our Reindeer Games! We’ll jingle, jangle and wiggle our way through our own style of Reindeer Games. and make super-cute reindeer puppets to bring home.

Pre-registration is encouraged. To register your child, click the button above,  Call 814.535.2020 or email Holly at





Paint like Picasso: a Beginner Level Class for Children

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Saturday, November 18, 1 – 3 PM

Come draw and paint like Picasso with instructor Tanya Kvarta during this one-day workshop. All supplies included!

Ages 7 – 9

Member $40, Non-member $45






Acrylic Painting Classes with Richard Hower

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Wednesdays, September 27 – November 8, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Richard Hower, artist and teacher, will work with each person according to their level and need. Students will work at their own pace. Emphasis is to paint the things that interest you. Bring reference pictures to use as subject matter. Brush techniques will be explored along with color theory, color mixing and composition. Each student is asked to bring their own supplies, including: acrylic paint brushes, canvas and easel (optional).

Series: Member $85, Non-member $90

One class drop in: Member $15, Non-member $20





Healing and Hope for Survivors!

BottleWorks Ethnic Arts Center, Women’s Help Center and YogaSong are offering a trauma informed yoga, expressive arts and support group for survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. gTvNBdtTtlzS_6XI7fHQ28NLwF5jBhg473MFBwXw0H4,mn6SVbhfTVN3s4Ug-iXaC1MP7bFOtTucy8Pu8rivR74 The Healing and Hope Group is a free program for female adult survivors of sexual abuse and no experience in yoga, art or music is necessary. If you’re interested in joining this group, please contact Katelyn at Women’s Help Center. An intake appointment is required prior to the beginning of group. All inquiries and calls please direct to Katelyn at Women’s Help Center at 814.536.5361.






Yoga with Rachel Allen

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Rachel Allen is a RYT 200 Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance. Rachel is also a Certified Music Practitioner/Sound Healer and Usui Reiki Level III Practitioner/Teacher. Rachel creates a healing environment in her classes by weaving together the elements of breathwork, the yogic philosophy, the asana yoga postures, affirmations and live music for meditation. Her theme based style of teaching creates space for self acceptance, abundance, clarity, compassion and joy. ArtWorks, Tuesday Gentle Yoga 10:00 am All drop in classes $10.00 or 4 week session $30.00 Rachel Allen, RYT 200, Certified Music Practitioner weaves themes of healing, compassion and self acceptance into yogic philosophy, breathwork, yoga forms and live music for meditation. Rachel is also a trauma sensitive teacher and uses choice based language and body based verbal cues. No physical adjustments unless requested.

Checks made payable to BOTTLE WORKS Ethnic Arts Center. Register by contacting Rachel directly at, 814.242.5741.





Pound Fitness

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Thursdays, 6 – 7:00 PM

Join occupational therapist and fitness rebel, Kayla Grush, for Pound Fitness. Pound is cardio fitness that incorporates lightly weighted drumsticks called Ripstix. Burn calories and improve rhythm, timing, and coordination.  Exercises can be modified to become easier or more difficult.  This stress-relieving rock out workout will leave the students feeling like rock stars! Make sure to bring your own yoga mat or towel!

3 Sessions for $25 (must be used by December 31, 2017) Drop in classes are $10! Call BOTTLE WORKS at 535-2020 to register today! More information can be found at





Yoga and Belly Dance with Adriann White

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All Levels Yoga with Adriann White

Mondays, September 11 – October 30 (No yoga on Labor Day), 6:30 – 7:30 PM Wednesdays, September 6 – October 25, 5:45 – 6:45 PM

Sessions are 8 weeks long.  Sign up for the full session to enjoy the discounted rate of $56.00. Schedule won’t permit all 8 classes?  Enjoy the option of drop-in classes at $10.00 per class. This is a great way to introduce Yoga to your friends! Register by contacting Adriann at or 814.539.0924.



Beginner Belly Dance with Adriann White

Wednesdays, 4 week session $28, No drop-in

Please contact Adriann for start dates and to register at or 814.539.0924




Supported Stretch and Balance with Adriann White

Fridays, September 8 – October 6, 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Supported Stretch and Balance is designed for folks who want the benefits of yoga stretching but cannot easily get up and down from the floor.  All stretches are done either seated or standing, with the chair available to provide extra needed stability. $35.

Register at or 814.539.0924





Piano Classes by Laura Williamson

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One of our resident artists, Laura Williamson, offers piano classes for adults of all ages and levels!

NEW THIS FALL: Classes in the first session will meet for TEN weeks, September 11-November 16. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, a 4-week holiday-themed session will be offered. Registration for that session will begin on or before November 1st. Classes in the first fall session will meet for 75 minutes. During the shorter holiday-themed session, classes will meet for 90 minutes. (Schedule and class descriptions TBD.) The fee for the first 10-week fall session is $215. The 4-week holiday-themed session will be $100. All class fees include materials.

INTRODUCTION TO PIANO: FROM THE VERY BEGINNING! Thursday afternoons, 12:00 – 1:15 PM At Piano for Pleasure your first experience at the piano will be fun and stress-free! Play familiar melodies and even create your own music while learning about keyboard geography, note names, basic rhythms, and easy chords. No prior knowledge will be assumed or expected; the emphasis is on personal enjoyment! Bring a lunch if you like, and bring a friend or two to share in the joy and FUN of making music at the piano! EARLY

ELEMENTARY (A LITTLE FURTHER ALONG!) Thursday afternoons, 1:15 – 2:30 PM If you have taken an Introductory class at Piano For Pleasure, or you played piano a little but want to review the basics before taking up the instrument again, this class is for you! Beginning with the “Prelude” book from the Piano Pronto series, our main focus will be learning to read music and coordinate both hands, but we will also have fun playing chords and using the rhythm and instrument features on the digital pianos to play popular tunes and create our very own keyboard orchestra!

ELEMENTARY (PIANO PRONTO “PRELUDE”) Wednesday mornings 10:00 – 11:15 AM This class is for current or previous Piano For Pleasure students already playing from “Prelude” book in the Piano Pronto series, or others playing at a similar level. Staying mostly in the key of C major, we will play solo and ensemble arrangements of familiar melodies from the folk, classical and popular traditions.  We will also learn to play chords and progressions used in many classic pop and rock hits.

LATE ELEMENTARY (PIANO PRONTO “MOVEMENT 1″) Tuesday afternoons 1:15 – 2:30 PM This class is for current Piano For Pleasure students playing from “Movement 1” of the Piano Pronto series, or others playing at a similar level. Using accessible arrangements of familiar melodies from the classical and folk traditions, we’ll continue expanding our musical horizons by learning about major scale patterns and chords. We’ll also have fun using the instrument features on the digital pianos to play some cleverly arranged ensembles!

INTERMEDIATE I (Piano Pronto Movement 2) Tuesday afternoons 12:00 – 1:15 PM This relaxed-paced class is for current Piano For Pleasure students playing from Movement 2 of the Piano Pronto series, or any early-intermediate level pianist comfortable playing with both hands in the keys of C, G and F major. Have fun playing solo and ensemble arrangements of familiar melodies from the classical and folk traditions, and learn some basic chord progressions so you can play your favorite popular songs.

INTERMEDIATE II (Piano Pronto Movement 2, plus supplemental activities) Wednesday mornings 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM This class is for middle and upper intermediate pianists wanting to expand their musical horizons beyond what they learned in traditional lessons. You’ll love being part of a “piano orchestra” when we use the instrument sounds on the digital pianos to play ensembles, and you’ll marvel at how easy it can be to play your favorite popular songs using chords. Bring the rest of your morning coffee with you and join in the fun! For more information or to register, call 814.410.6144 or visit us on the web:





Crochet for Beginners

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Saturdays, January 6 – 27, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Come beat the winter blues and learn a skill you can practice by the fire during those gloomy days! Learn the basic techniques with instructor Amanda Gelet. You will learn the skills needed to make your first crochet projects, and then apply those skills towards large projects upon the completion of the class. Supplies included for the first 3 classes. Supplies for the final class on January 27 will be the responsibility of the student so they can get the materials they prefer for the larger project. More information will be provided upon the first day of class.

Member $110, Non-member $115





Studio P.M. with Natalie

Paint and Sip! Check the calendar for dates each month. This BYOB event is a fun way to explore your creative side with a guided painting session, then take home your masterpiece! Canvas, supplies, step-by-step instruction included. $35. Price may vary for fundraisers.





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