Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar of Classes and Events
Check this out!
  • Early Bird Special price for French trip extended to March 4
  • Carolyn Macpherson adds Saturday watercolor class March 21 to her Foothill visit
  • Tina Moore moves to second Saturday for pastels in March and April
  • Libby Fife of Valley Springs to teach color classes two Fridays in June

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

For 2015, Town Hall Arts plans to expand its supplies, framing, and classes, and will be downsizing Galerie Copper a bit.  We still plan to feature artists in the gallery in the future, but not on a monthly basis.  I am happy to say that there is so much talent up here in the foothills that we have featured a different artist each month for five years with no repeats!

 




Atelier Copper
Classes starting March 1st, 2015
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.
Deadline Extended to March 4th to sign up  for Trip to France with Diana!
Early Bird Special price extended for French trip to March 4 -- after March 4, trip price increases.

We invite you to enjoy this elegantly restored 18th century farmhouse filled with comfortable modern amenities. See July listing below for more details...




Expressions in Oil with Diana Boyd of Sonora

Expressions in Oil with Diana Boyd of Sonora

Tried and true right brain methods have made this oil painting class fun and popular. Classes include instruction in painting from upside-down photos, right-side-up still lifes, and timed pieces, using a variety of grounds.  Diana's style both on canvas and as an instructor is loose, expressive and full of spirit!   Please have your own turp pot with lid and container for your brushes.
 $50 deposit holds your place in this popular class!

Session I:  Mondays • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm • Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23
                  Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm • March 2, 9, 16, 23
Session II:  Mondays • 6-27 April

Cost is $150 for one session or $250 for two if you pay at or before your first class.

We invite you to paint the beautiful countryside
of the Dordogne region of France.

Space still available on France trip…
Get brochure from Larry NOW!
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, March 4 • 10 am to 5 pm
Open Painting with Optional Ear 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.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Life Drawing
Thursdays  • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Life Drawing with George Allen Durkee of Mountain Ranch

Want to improve your drawing skills?  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).  Cost for session is $15.
Watercolor
Thursday, March 5, 12, April 9, 16 • 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Watercolor Painting with Irene Taylor of Sonora

Focus will be on limited palette, colors, and shapes. Bring your usual watercolor supplies, including pencil, eraser, and paper towels. Irene’s paints are Graham Cad Yellow Lt., Pyrol Red, Anthraquinone Blue, Azo Orange, Viridian, and Dioxazine Purple.  Class will have from 3-10 students.  Sign up early!  Cost of class is $15 per session.

Oil
Saturday, March 7 • 9 am to 4 pm
All-Day Oil Cowboy Portrait with Carol Earle of Oakdale

Paint and 18x24 canvas included in cost.  Bring a lunch.
Cost of class is $55, cash or check payable to Town Hall Arts.



Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, March 11 • 10 am to 1 pm
I Hate Hands—An Understanding of How to Draw Hands Study

Bring your own project or work on this one with the group. This activity aims to give an understanding of the hand, its structure, and how to draw and paint it competently from any angle.  You will receive a 4-page handout by British artist Crawfurd Adamson that will explain how to observe and practice drawing the hand.  Bring a standard make-up mirror that tilts if you have one, 4B and 6B drawing pencil, and drawing paper. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

SunflowerDay with Carol
Friday, March 13 • 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 $25.

Acrylics in the Afternoon 1 pm to 4 pm  

Bring a blank 16x20 canvas. Carol supplies everything else.  Class cost is $25

Pastels—3rd Saturday with Tina
Saturday, March 14 • 10 am to 4 pm  DATE CHANGE
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 $25..
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, March 18 • 10 am to 5 pm
Open Painting with Optional Snowdrops in Watercolor

It’s all there—mask, wash, lift out, and negative painting.  You will be given a handout of instructions.  Best done on good quality cold press paper.  Bring your watercolor supplies, including pencil, eraser, masking fluid, and paper towels.  Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Gouache
Thursday and Friday March 19, 20 • 10 am to 3 pm
Fundamentals of Art with Gouache with Peggi Kroll-Roberts of Angels Camp

Practice the fundamentals of design, drawing, value, and color in a relaxed, easy, and fun atmosphere.  Peggi was an illustrator for 17 years before transitioning into fine arts.  She has been a professional fine artist for 25 years.

Supplies for this class include Graham Gouache paint in these colors:  Cad Yellow Light, Cad Yellow, Cad Red Lt., Cad Red, Viridian, Sap Green, and Phthalo Blue, also Titanium White and Ivory or Lamp Black in large tubes if you plan to continue with gouache, or you may use any other water media paint—acrylic or watercolor.  Other supplies include a 2B pencil, Staedtler or Magic Rub eraser, San Francisco Slant Palette, Bee Super Deluxe Sketch Book 8x8 or smaller, Strathmore drawing paper 8x10 or smaller.  Recommended brushes are Windsor-Newtown 1/2” and 1/4” One Stroke sable flats and Royal #10 Majestic Filbert.  Cost of two-day class is $100.
NEW -- Saturday Watercolor Class
Saturday • March 21
   Carolyn Macpherson has added this teaching date to her visit!
                                              Sign up now—all levels. 
Details to follow.
Watercolor Camp
Wednesday – Friday • March 25, 26, 27 • 10 am to 1 pm

Three-Day Watercolor Camp with Carolyn Macpherson of Oregon
Wednesday, March 25
How to Tell When Your Painting is Finished

When should you put down your brush and declare a painting is done? 
How much more detail does it really need? 

There is a major difference between an interpretation of a subject and an exact photographic replica.  Bring in paintings that you have questions about and Carolyn will help you analyze what remains to be done or perhaps what to eliminate.  She will demonstrate on several of her paintings how and why she makes those decisions with the goal of creating a stronger composition.
Thursday, March 26
Painting a Landscape Plein Air-Style from a Photograph

How does one infuse atmosphere and a sense of place into a landscape when one could only take a photograph?
Too cold and windy to sit outside?
Too busy a location?
How does one capture reality of a place in these situations?

This workshop will teach you how to infuse atmosphere and realism into a painting created from a photograph.You will learn how to take notes, make sketches, and capture true color samples for your atmospheric scene. Bring lots of landscape photos with you and we will analyze and paint a memorable scene based on sound design and atmospheric principles.
Friday, March 27
The Art of Mistakes

We all make them, but in painting they can lead to our best work, particularly if one is trained in how to crank your creativity up to a new level.  A mistake can lead to an unanticipated approach to your subject.  It can cause you to view your painting style in a totally different way and may lead to a significant breakthrough. 

Bring your mistakes, your flaws, to Carolyn’s workshop.  She will demonstrate how she has worked through some of her “boo-boos” and turned the results into a winning painting.

For this watercolor camp, please bring your usual watercolor supplies, including paper towels. 
Sign up now—this popular class only happens once a year and fills quickly!
Cost of the three-day workshop is $75. 




Fifth Anniversary Celebration of Town Hall Arts
Wednesday, April 1
Art Contest and Silent Auction
to benefit Kids’ Klub and Young at Art
(providing free classes for kids under 17 and over 70)

Reception: 4 pm to 6 pm
Public is invited.
Come help us celebrate another year of business in Copper Town Square!!

CALL TO ARTISTS!
It’s Wood this year—your interpretation!
Win $100 gift certificate for art supplies at Town Hall Arts!
Bring your artwork (any media) to Larry Friday, March 27, following the Fifth Anniversary theme, "Wood”, for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate for art supplies from Town Hall Arts.  Original art only, framed appropriately for gallery hanging.  Winner will be announced at reception.
 
DONATIONS NEEDED!   Also, please check your stock for the silent auction donation to help fund our FREE CLASSES program for kids under 17 and over 70.  Our funds are depleted for these classes.  Please donate a painting for the silent auction April 1!

Download FORMS:

Mosaics
Saturday, April 4 • 10 am to 2 pm
and  Wednesday, April 8 • 2 pm to 3 pm

Stained Glass Mosaic Lighted Blocks or Stepping Stones with Kathie Peery of Copperopolis
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: $25/stepping stones or $30/glass blocks. 
Please let Larry know by January 23 which project you will be doing—block or stepping stone. 

Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, April 8 • 10 am to 5 pm
One-Drawing-A-Day Exercise  #14 —Watercolor a New Way

Bring your own project or work on this one with the group. This week’s activity is from One Drawing A Day--Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media…a great book for trying out new methods.  No palettes or pencil for this watercolor--we will squeeze the paint right onto the watercolor paper and push it around with brush and water.  Bring a picture of a park-like scene with trees and your usual watercolor supplies, including paper towels. 
Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Pastels—3rd Saturday with Tina
Saturday, April 11 • 10 am to 4 pm  DATE CHANGE
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 $25..

Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, April 15 • 10 am to 5 pm
Open Painting with Optional Three-Year-Old Portrait Study

Seems like every time we run this lesson we have had bad weather…so here it is again.
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. 
Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, April 22 • 10 am to 5 pm

Open Painting with Optional Painting the Hair in Oil Study

Continuing our study of the figure in oil--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 (while they last) that they may use for this study.  Handouts of instructions will be available.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied to any purchase at Town Hall Arts that day.

Fundamentals of Art  with Peggi Kroll-Roberts of Angels Camp
Thursday and Friday April 23, 24 • 10 am to 3 pm

Still Life or Plein Air.  Details to follow.
Cost of two-day class is $100.

Color
Saturday, April 25 • 10 am to 4 pm
Repeated Saturday, May 30 • 10 am to 4 pm


Color Demystified with Judie Cain of Murphys
 - an Intensive Study of Basic Color Mixing and Application


No “happy accidents” but purposeful color mixing and combing for anyone interested in or using color in the arts with simple color palettes.  Dynamic colors and neutrals taught using visual instruction and handouts.
No materials or experience necessary.  (Bring a notebook)
 Cost: $35 per session.



Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, April 29 • 10 am to 5 pm
Open Painting with Optional Acrylic Rose Painting

Open Wednesdays provide studio time for artists to bring their own project and/or work on this one with the group. For the rose painting, the suggested acrylic paint colors are carmine, permanent red, cobalt blue, permanent green and cadmium yellow.   You will be given a handout of instructions. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 6 • starting at 10 am
Open Painting with Value and Form on Toned Paper

Learn how to use two pencils and toned paper to create a four-value portrait. Supplies include Conte Sanguine XVIIIe 013 Sketching Pencil, white sketching pencil, Strathmore Velvet Gray Charcoal Paper or Strathmore Toned Tan Sketching Notebook, X-acto knife, sanding pad, kneaded eraser. You will be given a handout to follow.

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


Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 13 • starting at 10 am
Open Painting with Field of Poppies in Acrylic

Map out a field of poppies in acrylics with a little more detail in the foreground and neutralized colors in the middle ground. Bring acrylic supplies, canvas, and photos of poppies. You will receive a handout to follow.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Fundamentals of Art with Peggi Kroll-Roberts of Angels Camp
Thursday and Friday May 28-29 • 10 am to 3 pm
Still Life or Plein Air.  Details to follow.
Cost of two-day class is $100
Color with Libby Fife of Valley Springs
Fridays, June 5 and 19

     Details to follow.
Oil
Paint with Diana Boyd in France JULY 21-31
           (not including travel time)
 We invite you to enjoy the elegantly restored eighteenth century farmhouse, Maison d’Alienor, in Southwestern France.  From Maison d’Alienor, it is a leisurely stroll to Eymet, a medieval village where a weekly farmers market has been held every Thursday morning since 1270! 


Ask Larry for brochure today.