adult classes

Every child is an artist, and so is every adult! Below is the class listing for adults, taught by our practicing artists and  creative instructors.

To register: call or email the Gallery: 724.452.0539 or bottlebrushgallery @ yahoo.com unless otherwise indicated in the event description. You can also stop in the Gallery during regular business hours. All materials included in registration fee unless priced separately in the description. Visual art can be messy, so dress casually, please!

Classes, Meetings and Workshops

linebirdDRAWING (Pets and Animals) Level: Beginner.

Animals and Pets-Give yourself the gift of creating fun portraits of your furry family members or any other animal you would enjoy drawing. We will learn how to get a likeness, and have fun with color, shape and texture to draw animals! A library of pet images will be available to work from or bring photos of your pets. Easy to follow, instructor demonstrations and lots of non-judgmental individual attention provided. A variety of techniques will be explored including light, form, and texture to help get grounded in creating beautiful illustrations of your pet or select from an assortment of animals from a provided portfolio.

Advance registration and payment required. Call the Gallery to sign up!Limit 10 students per class (4 weekly classes per session)

Missed classes can be made up with 1 weeks notice with personal one-on-one coaching by the instructor.

To read about your instructor Ron Jesiolowski, please visit his web site: http://rjjrdesign.wix.com/ron-jesiolowski

“You have inspired me every day to push myself beyond my comfort zone and I am shocking myself everyday with the work I am producing.  It really is all thanks to you.  I don’t know if you realize how wonderful of a teacher you are but I am here to remind you that you have

made me grow into the artist I am today and are to thank for the artist I will become.  Thank you for everything!” — Jenna

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Dates and Times:  Wednesday Evenings April 15th-May 6th, 7:00-9:00pm. Feel free to bring refreshments.

Cost: $80.00

Adults 18+

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER! ANY 1 SERIES OF 4 CLASSES $80.00

SIGN UP FOR TWO CLASSES (SERIES OF 4 CLASSES) $150.00. Save $10.

Additional Fee: $20 Materials Fee Due at First Class Meeting.
Instructor: Ron Jesiolowski- Professor of Drawing and Painting Waynesburg University
Questions? Contact us via Facebook, email at bottlebrushgallery@yahoo.com  or call the Gallery 724.452.0539.

 

 

watercolorducksWATER COLORS (Nature and Landscapes) Level: Beginner.

Painting with Water Colors- If you want to relax and loosen up this course is for you! Learn the beauty, simplicity and fluidity of watercolors and how simple shapes and effective use of color can naturally ignite your creativity and provide the skills to render virtually any subject. A library of landscapes and scenery images will be available to work from or bring a photo of your favorite vacation spot! Students will leave with at least two finished paintings and also with the inspiration to paint more. All you bring is yourself and clothing that you could get some paint on!

Easy to follow instructor follow along demonstrations of each and lots of individual attention provided.

Advance registration and payment required. Call the Gallery to sign up!

Limit 10 students per class (4 weekly classes per session)

Missed classes can be made up with 1 weeks notice with personal one-on-one coaching by the instructor.

To read about your instructor Ron Jesiolowski, please visit his web site: http://rjjrdesign.wix.com/ron-jesiolowski

“You have helped me more than you will ever know. Art has really helped me grow as a person: you are such an inspiration to me and every other student you come in contact with. Thank you for having such a positive impact on my life! Please continue to inspire others like you have inspired me.” -Anastasia


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Dates and Times:  Tuesday Mornings April 14th-May 5th, 10:00am-12:00pm.

Cost: $80.00

Adult 18+

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER! ANY 1 SERIES OF 4 CLASSES $80.00

SIGN UP FOR TWO CLASSES (SERIES OF 4 CLASSES) $150.00. Save $10.

Additional Fee: $20 Materials Fee Due at First Class Meeting.
Instructor: Ron Jesiolowski- Professor of Drawing and Painting Waynesburg University
Questions? Contact us via Facebook, email at bottlebrushgallery@yahoo.com  or call the Gallery 724.452.0539.
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NEW! Bottlebrush Reading Group!

Make time in 2015 to enjoy a good read and embrace the emotional power a group can give to enhance your experience. Join us in the inviting atmosphere of an art gallery with group coordinator Sandy Ferrainola.
The Bottlebrush is hosting a reading group the second Thursday of every month at 7pm. The “Bottlebrush Bibliophiles” is open to adults… male or female, married, single… all are welcome! No children, please. Guidelines for discussion and monthly schedule will be distributed at each gathering. If you would like to bring a snack to share with the group, feel free. Bring a friend, too!
You can read the book at your leisure in any format– eReader, hardcover or paperback, audio CD, or on your iPad.
Dates and Times: Meets the second Thursday of every month at 7pm.  Questions? Contact us via Facebook or call the Gallery 724.452.0539

Note: no meetings in July and September.

Group Coordinator: Sandy Ferrainola

“Time for Me”: A Women’s Creative Circle

Facilitator and Leader: MJ McCurdy

$25 includes all materials and a finished piece to take home!

As women, we all seem to make time for everyone else in our lives– but when is OUR time? Time For Me is a way to set aside time for ourselves, to meet new friends and express our inner creativity. At each class we will explore various creative forms, learning a different technique each time, then use that technique to express our inner selves. You do not have to be artistically gifted to join us!

This is an on-going class that usually meets the last Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm, with exceptions due to holidays. You are free to attend one class, two classes, or every class if you would like. Each class you attend is $25 and includes all materials needed for the evening. Bring beverages for yourself and snacks for others, if you would like to share.

Women from 13 to 100 are welcome! Private group classes available too– email us for information.

Class Dates:  Apr 30, May 21, June 25, July 30, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29

Contact the Gallery to register, with questions or to confirm the dates.

Please register for classes in advance so we have enough supplies.

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Songwriters In Harmony: A Monthly Songwriters Workshop

Our monthly songwriters’ circle meets the third Thursday of every month from 7-9pm. Hosted by Bruce Hoffman, this group is an extension of the Calliope Pittsburgh Songwriters’ Circle. Bring your instrument and your songs to share with the group. Acoustic musicians of all genres welcome. No admission fee. Water and tea available at no charge; other beverages are BYOB.
Dates and Times: Meets every third Thursday of the month, 7-9pm. Leader: Bruce Hoffman. Free.
Please note dates are subject to change; join the mailing list so you are updated regularly on the group’s activities.