Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
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No newsletters July 20-August 10
Photo for Aug. 5 Golden Club project added.
Martha to do Window Boxes Aug. 20, 21.
Three-hour life pose set for Monday morning, Sept. 14.
New Open Wednesday classes added to September and October.

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 July 6th, 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.

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!

One make-up class July 6, then Diana’s scheduled classes will resume in January.


Choose morning or afternoon class:

Mondays • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Paint from a photo provided by Diana.

Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm  Paint from your own photo or use one from a.m. group.

Cost is $150 for one session
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, July 8 • 10 am to 2 pm
Pastel Flowers on Suede Mat Board

Experience the creamy feeling of pastel sticks on suede mat board. Bring whatever pastels you have and photos of flowers. Pieces of suede mat board may be purchased for this activity. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Young at Art — Golden Club
Wednesday, July 8 • 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Free Senior Class with Carol Earle of Oakdale
“Waterfall”, acrylic on 9x12 canvas
Make a beautiful finished painting to take home!


If you were born in 1945 or before, this class is completely free for you--supplies are included.  Funding for this class was obtained through silent auctions of local artists’ donated works.   Please sign up with Larry by Friday before the scheduled class.  Younger folks may sign up for this class the Monday before if there is room and take it for $15--also, supplies are not furnished for you youngin’s.

SPECIAL SALE
GRAHAM WATERCOLOR or ACRYLIC PAINT
BUY 3 AND GET A 4TH TUBE FREE! 
HURRY WHILE SUPPLY LASTS.


Life Drawing
Thursdays, July 9 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Beginning Life Drawing with Maggie Sloan of Murphys
From Pillow to Torso


Drawing the torso correctly is the one of the most important parts of figure drawing, and in this class we'll continue developing our skill at making accurate drawings (If you didn't take the previous class, don't worry. Beginners are welcome!). We'll practice starting with big shapes and refining them into a finished contour drawing. Along the way  we'll learn more about proportions, measuring, and anatomical landmarks that can help us find our way to beautiful and correct drawings.  Cost of class is $20.
A Day with Carol
Friday, July 10 • 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.
Oil in the Afternoon 1 pm to 4 pm  
Bring a blank 16x20 canvas. Carol supplies everything else.  Class cost is $25.
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, July 15 • starting at 10 am
The Plane-Change Accent in Watercolor

Learn how to use simple gradation on the shadow side of a barn.  This process will also be applied to a cylinder where the plane change is called the “core” of the shadow.  You will need a landscape photo that has both a rectangular building and a cylinder-shaped structure—such as a barn with a silo.  Handouts are available to follow.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Life Drawing
Thursdays, July 16 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Beginning Life Drawing with Maggie Sloan of Murphys
Arms and Hands


Arms and hands can add expression and grace to a drawing, but they're some of the hardest parts of the body to draw correctly. We'll study the anatomy of the arm and hand, and learn how to use simple shapes to successfully block in these complicated and tricky forms. Cost of class is $20.
Pastels—Saturday with Tina
Saturday, July 18 • 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 $25.



No Newsletters July 20 to August 10 --- painting in France!
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, July 22 • starting at 10 am
Watercolor Mountains, Valleys, and Streams
                                             ~~~ with Terry Harrison DVD

Learn simple watercolor exercises to make snow-topped mountains, misty mountains, stone walls, skies with clouds, and tree trunks and foliage with one of UK’s top-selling published artists.  This is a three-week series that will end with a completed half-sheet painting.  You will need your usual watercolor supplies, including an old credit card, masking fluid, and paper towels.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Life Drawing
Thursdays, July 23 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Beginning Life Drawing with Maggie Sloan of Murphys
Legs and Feet

In this class we'll learn about legs and feet. First we'll study how to block in the legs in proportion to the body, then we'll learn about the anatomy of the leg and the foot in order to make a more beautiful drawing. Give your drawings a good foundation and make them stand up for themselves!  Cost of class is $20.
Acrylics
Friday, July 24 • 1 pm to 4 pm
Bluebird with Carol Earle of Oakdale

Come peruse Larry’s new collection of 266 colors of Americana Acrylic and paint a country blue bird with Carol Earle of Oakdale. You will need Americana Acrylics in these colors:  Peaches n’ Cream, Blue Chiffon, Sapphire, Traditional Burnt Umber, Pumpkin, Snow White, and Soft Black.  Suggested brushes are Liner No. 3, round #6, angles 1/2 “and 1/4”, and 3/4” flat brush.  You will also need an 11x14 canvass.  Cost of class is $25.
Mosaics
Saturday, July 25 • 10 am to 2 pm
Stained Glass Mosaic 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
Grout stone outside Sunday at 10 a.m. and polish (sealer will be given to apply the following day).
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, July 29 • starting at 10 am
Watercolor Mountains, Valleys, and Streams
                                      ~~~ with Terry Harrison DVD


Make a craggy valley with one of UK’s top-selling published artists.  This is the second exercise in a three-week series that will end with a completed half-sheet painting.  You will need your usual watercolor supplies, including an old credit card, masking fluid, and paper towels.

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


Life Drawing
Thursdays, July 30 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Beginning Life Drawing with Maggie Sloan of Murphys
Drawing the face from life: Planes of the face and features

During this first class of two in drawing the face we'll learn how to block in the planes of the face as a basis for drawing a likeness. We'll also begin to study the placement of the features. Cost of class is $20.
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! 


Space still available. Speak with Larry @ the Galerie today for more details!

All Day with Carol
Saturday, August 1 • 9 am to 4 pm
Seascape in Oil with Carol Earle of Oakdale

Details to follow.  Cost is $55.
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, August 5 • starting at 10 am
Watercolor Mountains, Valleys, and Streams
                                         ~~~  with Terry Harrison DVD

Now is time to put together everything you have learned from Terry Harrison.  This is the final large painting that completes the three-week Harrison series. You will need your usual watercolor supplies, including a half sheet of watercolor paper (22x15), an old credit card, masking fluid, and paper towels. 

Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Young at Art — Golden Club
Wednesday, August 5 • 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Free Senior Class with Carol Earle of Oakdale
Make a beautiful finished painting to take home!

If you were born in 1945 or before, this class is completely free for you--supplies are included.  Funding for this class was obtained through silent auctions of local artists’ donated works.   Please sign up with Larry by Friday before the scheduled class.  Younger folks may sign up for this class the Monday before if there is room and take it for $15--also, supplies are not furnished for you youngin’s.  Details to follow.




THURSDAY AUGUST 6TH TOWN HALL ARTS WILL BE CLOSED


Interactive Workshop for Artists
Friday, August 7 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Slaying the Dragons-- 
Overcoming the fears and insecurities that plague artists   


Have you ever been jealous of another artist's work or reputation? Does the blank canvas look terrifying at times? Do you think your luck has run out when inspiration just doesn't come? Come join this interactive workshop and find understanding, encouragement, and practical strategies for moving forward, building confidence, and producing your best work yet! Dr. Linda Abbott Trapp is an award-winning watercolor artist and former Dean and faculty member at the California School of Professional Psychology, a prolific published author, and a globe-traveling business owner who has given more than 3,000 seminars. See www.lindaabbotttrapp.com for her art, and Amazon.com for her recent books.  Materials: pen and paper only.  Cost of workshop is $35.
TGIF
First Friday Afternoon Oil Paint-In
Friday,  August 7  1 pm to 4 pm paint,
 followed by optional dinner at Saddle Creek Resort

This is your chance to finish those stacks of half-painted canvases in your closet!  Larry will set up easels and we will paint starting at 1 pm with Happy Hour Critique in the studio at 4 pm, followed by an optional dinner at Saddle Creek Resort.  Please let Larry know by the Wednesday before if you are coming.  Non-painting spouses welcome to join in the TGIF optional dinner.  Cost of the TGIF painting afternoon is $10, which may be applied toward any purchase at Town Hall Arts that day.
It’s time for you to MOO! -- Monday Open Oils
Monday afternoons 1-4 pm  Starting Monday, August 10
Come paint with friends on Monday afternoons! No instruction—bring your own photo to work from.  Enjoy the valuable Critique-Aperitif at 4 pm. Bring your own art supplies and refreshment to share.  Standing easels provided. Cost of MOO is $10, which may be applied toward any purchase at Town Hall Arts that day. MOO is limited to 10 artists, so please sign up by the Friday before.

Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, August 12 • starting at 10 am
Mixing and Contrasting Complements for a Sunset Painting

Learn the basics of color and make a stunning sunset painting with only two colors in oils or other medium of your choice.  Bring your own supplies and photos of sunsets.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Life Drawing
Thursdays, August 13 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Beginning Life Drawing with Maggie Sloan of Murphys
Drawing the face from life: Continued: Features.


We'll continue studying features —eyes, ears, nose and mouth—and learn to put them all together to create a face. Cost is $20.
A Day with Carol
Friday, August 14 • 9 am to 4 pm
Carol Earle of Oakdale
Watercolor and Ink in the Morning 9 am to noon  
Carol will furnish paint and brushes. Cost is $25.
Oil in the Afternoon 1 pm to 4 pm  
Bring a blank 16x20 canvas. Carol supplies everything else.  Class cost is $25.
Pastels—Saturday with Tina
Saturday, August 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 $25.
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, August 19 • starting at 10 am 
Drawing a Day Lesson 20 –Drawing Spectators

Select a photo with a crowd of people.  Bring fountain or dip pen and ink and watercolor crayons or pencils for color.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Watercolor
Thursday and Friday, August 20, 21 • 10 am to 3 pm

Window Boxes with Martha Wallace of Avery

Come paint 2-4 small Window Box paintings with Martha.  Learn how to create textures for walls (wood, brick, stone), simple window boxes overflowing with flowers, colorful awnings, and lace curtains made easy.  Supplies include two to four 1/8 sheets Arches watercolor paper (measures 7 1/2 x 11), your usual watercolor supplies, including paper towels.  Martha will provide the simple supplies to create special textures.  The finished paintings will mat and frame up 11x14.  Larry has made double mats in many colors to fit this size!
Cost for two-day class is $100.
 
WATERCOLORS: Martha uses Daniel Smith watercolors, but any good quality watercolors are fine. Colors are as follows: aureolin, cobalt blue, indathrone, new gamboge, organic vermillion, quinacridone pink, quinacridone sienna, rose of ultramarine, quinacridone purple, 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 have with a large mixing area
PAPER: 140 lb. Arches cold press w/c paper full sheet.
Misc:  drawing pencils, eraser, sketch tablet, drawing board

Cost of two-day class: $100.
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, August 26 • starting at 10 am 
Using a blue wash for shadows in Watercolor or Acrylics

Learn how to lay in the shading in vibrant colors in planning your painting.  Bring your usual watercolor supplies.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Structure of the Head
Thursday and Friday, August 27, 28 • 10 am to 3 pm
Structure of the Head with Peggi-Kroll Roberts of Angels Camp

Bring 8x10 photos (Xerox copy) of heads, each in both color and black and white. 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. 

This class is limited to 10 students, so leave a $50 deposit with Larry now to hold your place. 

Cost of two-day class is $100.

Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, September 2 • starting at 10 am
Open Painting with Optional Seven-Year-Old Portrait Study

Learn alignment of features on a seven-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.  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.
TGIF
First Friday Afternoon Oil Paint-In

Friday, September 4,  1 pm to 4 pm paint,  followed by optional dinner at  Saddle Creek Resort
This is your chance to finish those stacks of half-painted canvases in your closet!  Larry will set up easels and we will paint starting at 1 pm with Happy Hour Critique in the studio at 4 pm, followed by an optional dinner at Saddle Creek Resort.  Please let Larry know by the Wednesday before if you are coming.  Non-painting spouses welcome to join in the TGIF optional dinner.  Cost of the TGIF painting afternoon is $10, which may be applied toward any purchase at Town Hall Arts that day.
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, September 9 • starting at 10 am
Before
Before
Open Painting with Save That Old Watercolor Painting!

No watercolor painting is hopeless! Here is one way you might save it -- transform it into a cool winter atmosphere with a rice paper overlay.

Bring your old watercolor landscape paintings.
After
After
You can purchase a piece of rice paper from Larry.

You might also bring sand and crumpled dry leaves for additional texture.


You will need archival glue and an old brush for the glue. Handout 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
Monday, September 14 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Three-hour pose with Maggie Sloan of Murphys

There will be no instruction with this session, but Maggie will be there to answer any questions. Cost of session is $15.
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, September 16 • starting at 10 am
Open Painting with Optional Flower Painting on Round Format

Spark your imagination!  Try a round format for your flower.  Round matboard pieces are provided that can be gessoed to use in any medium.  Bring your painting supplies, gesso if needed, and photos of flowers. 

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

Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, September 23 • starting at 10 am
Figure Painting in Oil—the Front Torso

Learn to see the shapes of the torso itself, without arms.  You will need your regular oil painting supplies, a small canvas, filbert bristle brushes, and white and black oil paint. 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.
Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, September 30 • starting at 10 am
Analyzing Form on Toned Paper

Learn how to analyze the shapes of shadows and their edges and to record them in terms of value.  You will use two pencils with toned paper to shape the shadows that fall across a form.  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, October 7 • starting at 10 am
Paint Acrylics Like Oils

Use both brush and palette knife to capture a variety of effects with acrylics.  Bring photos of trees, filbert brushes, and painting surface.  Suggested colors are yellow ochre, white, and ultramarine blue.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.