Art Classes

BW Classes take place in the AmeriServ Learning Center!

Comic Works – How to Draw Spider-Man w/ Khoi Pham

Saturday September 30 6:30-8:30 PM

Superstar artist Khoi Pham is returning to the Bottle Works for Ditko Con 2023!

We couldn’t let him get away without offering a class. Join us after the con from 6:30 – 8:30 PM for How to draw Spider-Man! No better way to wrap up an incredible day of honoring Steve Ditko then to learn to draw his most iconic creation from a Marvel Comics artist that was inspired by him. Khoi’s work in the comic industry spans throughout Marvel, DC, and independent comics. He provided interior art on many different titles including The Mighty Avengers and Incredible Hercules, and done variant covers for Star Wars, Alien, Predator, and many, many, more!!!

Khoi will hold a drawing demonstration and show you all of the basics of creating your own original Ditko inspired Spider-Man piece. Bring your own supplies and draw along with him!

All ages are welcome. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

$25 or $20 for BW Members

Khoi’s appearance is sponsored by our friends at 1st Summit Bank & Ditko Ink!

Boos & Brain Slugs – Crochet for Kids w/Simple Stitch by Rayna

Simple Stitch by Rayna is back with a kids crochet class for ages 8 +!

Each student will learn the basics of amigurumi in order to create their own crochet ghost or brain slug just in time for the Halloween haunting season.

All Supplies are included. Ages 8+

$20 or $15 for BW Members

Life Figure Drawing Workshop with Kyle 

Live Model Figure Drawing Workshop with Kyle

Draw from life in our Life Figure Drawing Workshop with artist Kyle Reidmiller!

The 4th Saturday of each month from 1-3:30 PM

Kyle will teach you the process of drawing the human figure. Students will learn the basics of working on a figurative drawing from life, a draped/partially clothed, or nude model. Gesture drawing, simplified shapes and forms, and contour drawing will be discussed; all methods to measure and proportion to achieve outstanding observational drawings. This workshop is intended to teach the basics, but all levels of experience are welcome. Those with experience can use the workshop as live model time.

Cost: $15 per session or $10 per session for BW Members.

You must be 18 years old to register or be registered and accompanied by a parent/guardian.

About the instructor/moderator:
Kyle Reidmiller is a figurative painter based in Western PA. He received his BFA in Studio Arts-Drawing from IUP in 2016 and his MFA Painting from Edinboro in 2019. As an emerging artist, his practice revolves around drawing and painting people; he has led classes and workshops on portraiture and figure drawing for the last four years.

Your supplies are up to you! A sketch pad and pencil are recommended for starters, but you can feel free to work in your preferred medium. (Charcoal, pastel, graphite, paint…etc.)

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.