Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar of Classes and Events

Check these out!

  • Diana Boyd's new November session
  • Life Drawing Class every Thursday morning with professional nude models
  • Stained Glass Mosaics Weekend
  • Martha Wallace with Masa Nov. 6,7
  • Beginning Watercolor with Susie Nov. 13
  • A Day with Carol Earle Nov. 14
  • Free Super Seniors' class Nov. 21


PLEASE scroll down for descriptions and requirements for all classes currently offered. 

Galerie Copper 

Galerie Copper’s featured artist for October is Carol Earle of Oakdale.  Carol has taught watercolor, acrylics, and oil on the second Friday at Town Hall Arts for three years.  She is a national instructor for the Creative Painting Convention in Las Vegas, the Learning Product Art Expo in Pasadena, and Yosemite National Park. Read more about Carol under Galerie Artists 2014
 




Atelier Copper
Classes starting October 27, 2014
Occasionally scheduled class days or times will change, so please check this website regularly.
Please sign up for classes with Larry
or phone the gallery @ 209-785-2050
 
 A deposit is required to hold your place in most classes.

Expressions in Oil with Diana Boyd of Sonora


Afternoon Expressions in Oil

  October 27  November 3, 10, 17, 24

     Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm


Cost is $125 for 4 weeks, $8 classroom fee

$200 for 8 week plus $16 classroom fee


Copper Art Club
Wednesday, October 29 • 10 am to 1 pm

Open Painting with Optional One-Drawing-A-Day #12 - creating monoprints.

You will need sheets of watercolor paper, watercolor crayons, a spray bottle filled with water, and a picture of a European landmark.  Other items can be added to the printing process—such as leaves, scraps of paper.  Work from handout: no instruction; no cost to club members, $10 non-members.


Life Drawing
Thursdays • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Life Drawing with George Allen Durkee of Mountain Ranch

Draw from a live nude model on Thursday mornings.  No experience needed.  Limited instruction if you want it, or George will stay out of your face if you don’t.  Materials available at Town Hall Arts. You will need an 18x24 newsprint pad and drawing pencils (charcoal or graphite – 4B and/or 6B). 
$10 a week plus $2 classroom fee. Sign up with Larry.
Mosaics
Saturday November 1 • 10 am to 2 pm
and Saturday, November 8 • 10 am to 11 am

Stained Glass Mosaic Lighted Blocks or Stepping Stones with Kathie Peery of Copperopolis

November 1: glue pieces in place.
November 8: grout stone and polish (sealer will be given to apply the following day).

Kathie will provide a pattern and jars and jars of colored glass for your background.  All supplies are included for this project.  Kathie has been doing stained glass for ten years and has expanded into mosaics as a means to use all of the scraps from glass panels.    Class cost: $20/stepping stones or $25/glass blocks, plus $4 classroom fee.  Please let Larry know by October 24 which project you will be doing—block or stepping stone.
Copper Art Club
Wednesday, November 5 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Optional Nose Painting Study

Continuing our study of facial features--You will need a pad of canvas paper or small canvas and your usual oil painting supplies, including rags or paper towels, and Titanium White. Recommended bristle brushes: two #6 filberts. Participants will receive a free sample tube of Gamblin Chromatic Black oil paint that they may use for this study.  Handouts of instructions will be available.  No cost to club members-- non-members, $20.

Watercolor
Thursday and Friday, November 6, 7 • 10 am to 3 pm

Watercolor with Martha Wallace

WATERCOLORS: Martha uses Daniel Smith watercolors, but any good quality w/c are fine. Colors are as follows: aureolin, cobalt blue, indathrone, new gamboge, organic vermillion, quinacridone pink, quinacridone sienna, rose of ultramarine, quinacridone coral, quinacridone gold, ultramarine turquoise, and ultramarine blue.
BRUSHES:  Martha uses good synthetic bushes. Recommended sizes: 1” and or 2” flat brush, rounds #6, #8, #12, brush, #3 rigger, #2 fan brush.
PALETTE: John Pike watercolor palette or any that you may have with a large mixing area
PAPER: 140 lb. Arches cold press w/c paper full sheet, 2 full sheets masa paper.
Misc:  drawing pencils, eraser, sketch tablet, drawing board, archival glue such as Yes or Nori, diluted 2/3 glue, 1/3 water.

Cost for two-day class is $80 plus $4 classroom fee..

Copper Art Club
Wednesday, November 12 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Optional Practicing the Five Elements of Shading in Acrylics

This is a great chance to tryout the Golden Open Acrylics!  All you need is a very dark color (black, violet, brown, or dark blue) and titanium white.  We will discover the unique qualities of the open acrylics together.  No instruction; no cost to club members; $10 non-members.
Watercolor
Monday, November 13 • 1pm to 4pm
Watercolor with Susie—Winter Monochromatic Scene

This great class for beginners is a requested repeat from 2012.  Please bring a 2H pencil and eraser, Arches 9x12 cold press paper and backboard or block, watercolor cards, safe-release tape, bone folder, dark blue or violet paint of your choice, and brushes—1” wash, 8 and 4 rounds, and a rigger.  Also bring your usual watercolor supplies, including paper towels and water containers.  Cost of class is $20 plus $2 classroom fee.

A Day with Carol
Friday, November 14 • 9 am to 4 pm
Carol Earle of Oakdale

Watercolor in the Morning 9 am to noon 

Carol will furnish paint and brushes. Cost is $20 plus $2 classroom fee.
Acrylics in the Afternoon 1 pm to 4 pm 

Bring a blank 16x20 canvas. Carol supplies everything else.  Class cost is $20 plus $2 classroom fee.

Pastels—3rd Saturday with Tina
Saturday, November 15 • 10 am to 4 pm
Pastels with Tina Moore of Stockton

A pastel workshop to help you get the most out of the wonderful medium of pastels will be offered by award-winning artist/instructor Tina Moore. Tina is a Distinguished Pastellist with the Pastel Society of the West Coast and a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Women Artists of the West and the Sierra Pastel Society. Learn to put life, depth, and drama in your pastel paintings. Both experienced pastel painters and those new to the medium will be able to make a beautiful painting with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Participants can make their own choices regarding subject matter. The principles apply whether you are painting a portrait, landscape, or anything else. Bring a photo to draw or still life to set up. Supply list available from Larry at Town Hall Arts, 785-2050, larry@townhallarts.com. Cost of class is $20, plus $2 classroom fee.  

Copper Art Club
Wednesday, November 19 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Optional “Let It Snow” Watercolor

Learn how to add a touch of winter weather to your watercolor landscape.  Bring your usual watercolor supplies.  We will work from a handout. 

No instruction; no cost to club members.
Non-member cost is $10.

39ers Club
Friday, November 21 • 1 pm to 3 pm
Afternoon with Carol Earle

Free for those born in 1939 or before.  More information to come.


Copper Art Club
Wednesday, November 26 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Optional Three-Year-Old Portrait Study

Learn alignment of features on a three-year-old’s head. For the drawing exercise, you will use a 2B or softer pencil, Magic Rub eraser, ruler, and drawing paper. Bring a photo of a child this age, if you have one, to do a painting in the medium of your choice. Working from handout--no instruction; no cost.
Copper Art Club
Wednesday, December 3 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Optional Mouth Oil Painting Study

Continuing our study of facial features--You will need a small canvas and your usual oil painting supplies, including rags or paper towels, and Titanium White. Recommended bristle brushes: two #6 filberts. Participants will receive a free sample tube of Gamblin Chromatic Black oil paint that they may use for this study.  Handouts of instructions will be available.

No cost to club members-- non-members, $20.

A Day with Carol
Friday, December 12 • 9 am to 4 pm
Carol Earle of Oakdale

Watercolor in the Morning 9 am to noon  
Carol will furnish paint and brushes. Cost is $20 plus $2 classroom fee.

Acrylics in the Afternoon 1 pm to 4 pm  
Bring a blank 16x20 canvas. Carol supplies everything else.  Class cost is $20 plus $2 classroom fee.

39ers Club
Friday, December 19 • 1 pm to 3 pm
Afternoon with Carol Earle

Free for those born in 1939 or before.  More information to come.


Pastels—3rd Saturday with Tina
Saturday, December 20 • 10 am to 4 pm

Pastels with Tina Moore of Stockton

Bring a photo to draw or still life to set up.  Supply list available from Larry at Town Hall Arts, 785-2050, larry@townhallarts.com.  Cost of class is $20, plus $2 classroom fee.  


Open Painting Wednesdays
Wednesday, January 14 • 10 am to 5 pm
Open Painting with “Adding Water to Pastels” Activity

Copper Art Club has changed to Open Painting Wednesdays and everyone is welcome. Bring any project you would like to work on or participate in the suggested activity each week. This week’s activity is “Adding Water to Pastels”. This gives pastel paintings a whole new look because the dry pigment turns into paint. If you are new to pastels, we have two sets of 12 Nupastels that you may use for this exercise. Bring any photo you think would work will with this exercise. Handout with barn will be available.

Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.



Open Painting Wednesdays
Wednesday, January 21 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Five-Year-Old Portrait Study

Bring your own project or work on this one with the group. This activity is a continuation of our Children’s Portrait Series. By age five, distinct personalities have emerged. Learn the alignment of features on a five-year-old’s head. For the drawing exercise, you will use a 2B or softer pencil, Magic Rub eraser, ruler, and drawing paper. Bring a photo of a child this age, if you have one, to do a painting in the medium of your choice.

Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.


Checks can be made payable to Town Hall Arts

All fees due at sign-up unless otherwise indicated

 
Classes excluded from this fee are Kids’ Klub, 39ers, and Copper Art Club Wednesdays