adult classes

Every child is an artist, and so is every adult! Our clases are taught by practicing artists and creative instructors.

To register: call or email the Gallery: 724.452.0539 or bottlebrushgallery @ You can also stop in the Gallery during regular business hours. Art can be messy, so dress casually, please!

Classes, Meetings and Workshops


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!
November 12:  “Sabbath’s Theatre” by Philip Roth
December 10: “”Nora Webster” by Colin Toibin
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
November 12:  “Sabbath’s Theatre” by Philip Roth
December 10: “”Nora Webster” by Colin Toibin

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 and party classes available too–  please email us for information.

Class Dates:  Oct 29 (our 3rd anniversary!!), *Nov 19, *Dec 17. We take a break in January and resume classes in February 2016.

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

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


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.