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.
Mindful Mondays – A Fresh Start to your Week!
A Guided Mindfulness Meditation
Two Sessions: 7:15 – 7:45 AM and 8 – 8:30 AM
Start your week off with a clear mind and healthy body!
Join us at BOTTLE WORKS every Monday morning!
$10 includes a light and healthy continental-style breakfast
Receive one week free by purchasing a Five-Session Series Card for $40!
Portrait Painting with Diana Williams Register Now
Every Monday and Friday: Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 18
1:30 – 3:30 PM in ArtWorks Classroom
After raising five daughters and taking care of the ancient homestead property where her and her husband live, Diana Williams’ husband presented her with a small oil paint set. Her husband suggested she move on from the small sketches she had done throughout the years of her beloved family.
With the help of mentor and friend Jackie Dixon, Diana spent her later years pursing the daunting task of becoming a self-trained portrait artist, what she had only dreamed of since her teens. Her works show her unique ability to capture not only the likeness, but also the true spirit o f her subjects.
The objective is to become familiar with the unique methods used by portrait painter Diana Williams. Her goal will be to teach and demonstrate the steps so that each student will have the necessary information to use as they practice. These sessions will help the student understand the process so that they can apply the techniques within their own skill set.
The amount of material we will cover in class is vast so when class time begins we will be focusing on learning the process. Even though my students claim to really enjoy this training, all students who apply should be expecting an intense program of study. Realizing varying degrees of success is the reward more so than the social aspect that is rightly intended in some art classes.
Why Take the Class
Please take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn portrait painting from someone who has a won multitude of prestigious awards in her field, such as, but not limited to, placing seven times in the Latrobe Art League Intra Club Show; four of those, receiving Best In Show. Diana Williams is truly a master of her trade.
Open to all levels of dedicated students. Class size is limited.
Members $150, Non-members $155 for all 6 classes plus $30 material fee (all paint is included)
Students should supply their own:
- Canvas 11 inches x 14 inches (Upon registration, students will receive email instructions on how to prepare the canvas)
- 1 or 2 strong bristle brushes to spread the undercoat on the canvas
- 2 or 3 fine filberts or flats for details/sable if possible or soft synthetics
- 1 or 2 medium size soft brushes, no larger than the end of your little finger
- 1 large fan or soft fluffy mop brush to smooth and ‘knock down’ the brush marks
- Small Pallet
For more information contact BOTTLE WORKS at 814.535.2020 or email Maddy at email@example.com
Painting Workshop with Richard Hower Register Now
Wednesdays: July 12 – August 16 from 6:30 – 9:00 PM
This workshop is designed for those at all skill levels. 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).
Member $85, Non-member $90.
One class drop in’s: Members $15, Non- Members $20
For more information and to register, call the BOTTLE WORKS at 814.535.2020 or Richard at 814.446.6574.
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.
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 Register Now!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 814.242.5741.
Pound Fitness Register Now!
Join Kayla Grush, an occupational therapist and fitness rebel, on Thursdays from 6 -7 PM for pound fitness! Classes begin June 29th and continue for 5 sessions. (Until July 27th)
What is pound? Pound is cardio fitness class that incorporates lightly weighted drumsticks called Ripstix. Ripstix specially designed exercise drumsticks that weigh ¼ pound each. Pound fitness channels the inner rock star in everyone. It is a fun and effective full body workout for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Each exercise can be modified to become easier or more difficult. Pound encompasses a combination of cardio, conditioning, and bodyweight training all while unleashing one’s ability to rock! Not only does one Pound workout burn up to 900 calories, it can improve one’s rhythm, timing, and coordination. This stress-relieving rock out workout will leave the students feeling like rock stars!
Member $40, Non-member $45
Drop in classes are $10!
Call BOTTLE WORKS at 535-2020 to register today!
More information can be found at www.poundfit.com.
Yoga and Belly Dance with Adriann White Register Now!
Safely stretch away stiffness to become limber again and have a spring in your step! Sessions are 7 weeks long. Sign up for the full session to enjoy the discounted rate of $49.00. Schedule won’t permit all 7 classes? Enjoy the option of drop-in classes at $10.00 per class. This is a great way to introduce Yoga to your friends! The 5:45 PM Wednesday class also coincides with a Children’s Yoga class, by Kristen Panek, at ArtWorks. If you have small children, they can do yoga with Kristen in the building next door, while you get to stretch and unwind in peace.
Mondays, 6:30 PM
Wednesdays, 5:45 PM and 7 PM
Contact Adriann White for preregistration at email@example.com or 814.539.0924.
Kids Yoga with Kristen Panek Register Now!
Wednesdays at 5:45pm / Price: $5.00 per child. Ages range from 4 year old to 12 year old.
Visit www.yogabykristen.com for more details.
PIANO CLASSES by Laura Williamson
One of our resident artists, Laura Williamson, offers piano classes for adults of all ages and levels!
Class length is a relaxing 75 minutes, which allows time for learning new concepts and pieces, ensemble playing, individual review and practice, and a few minutes of socializing.
INTRODUCTION TO PIANO FOR ADULTS
At Piano For Pleasure we want your first learning experience to be fun and stress-free! You’ll play tuneful melodies, develop healthy technique, and learn keyboard geography, note names, and basic rhythms. No prior knowledge will be assumed and the emphasis is on personal enjoyment!
Tuesdays, 10:05 – 11:15 AM or
Thursdays, Noon – 1:15 PM
If you know a little about music but are new to the piano, or if you played previously but want a thorough (and fun!) review of the basics, this class is for you! You’ll be reading music and using both hands in no time, and you’ll also learn a few easy chord progressions so you can pick out your favorite songs!
Wednesdays,10:00 – 11:15 AM
This class is for Piano For Pleasure students currently playing from Piano Pronto Movement 1 (the green book), or any late beginner wanting to continue their musical journey. Playing a variety of familiar music, you’ll have a lot of fun while developing hands-together coordination; learning easy scales, chords and progressions; and improving your sight reading.
Tuesdays, 1:15 – 2:30 PM
This class is for Piano For Pleasure students who are ready to begin Piano Pronto Movement 2 (the orange book), or other adults who can read and play hands-together music that occasionally moves out of five-finger positions. Using the rhythm and instrument features on the digital pianos, you’ll have fun playing a variety of music from the classical, jazz and folk traditions, and you’ll also learn the chord progression frequently used in pop music.
Tuesdays, Noon – 1:15 PM
This class is for Piano For Pleasure students currently playing from Piano Pronto Movement 2 (the orange book), or any adult pianist who plays (or used to play) at an intermediate level. Come enjoy the camaraderie of a class environment, where we play an enjoyable mix of solos and ensembles, and have a lot of fun using the digital pianos to create our very own keyboard orchestra!
Wednesdays, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
For more information or to register, call 814.410.6144 or visit us on the web: http://lbwpiano.com
Studio P.M. with Natalie Register Now!
Paint and Sip every Third Friday of the Month! Check the calendar for additional dates as well. 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.
Third Fridays, 6:30 – 9:30 PM