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.


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 814.539.092



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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