Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar of Classes and Events
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    Details on Carolyn Macpherson's Saturday, March 21 class
    Open Wednesdays adds The Importance of Shapes, Edges, and Symbols in Watercolor on May 20
    Life model Rick returns this week
    Space still available for Trip to France with Diana in July


    DONATIONS NEEDED!   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 and join us for our 5th Anniversary Celebration!

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 23rd, 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!

Session I:  Mondays • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm • March 23
                  Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm • March 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!

(No Open Paint Wednesday March 25)


(No Life Drawing Thursday, March 26)


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:

Life Drawing
Thursday April 2, 9, 16 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm  (skip March 19, 26)
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.
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.

Watercolor
Thursday, 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 palette includes13 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.
Day at the Seashore with Carol
Friday, April 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.


Acrylics in the Afternoon 1 pm to 4 pm  
Bring a blank 16x20 canvas. Carol supplies everything else.  Class cost is $25
KVIE AUCTION
Submit art online April 13- June 13

We are rapidly approaching Art Auction Season for KVIE again, although the actual live broadcast is not until September 18-20. Individual on-line submissions are accepted April 13 – June 13, at kvie.org/artauction.

You may state on your entry that you are affiliated with Town Hall Arts/Galerie Copper. Six paintings will be selected to represent the gallery in the Town Hall Arts segment of the broadcast, but other accepted pieces may also auctioned throughout the three-day period. Donated paintings must be at least 16 x 20 inches. You will be notified by e-mail by June 15 if your artwork is accepted for auction on TV.

Last year, Galerie Copper was represented by Judie Cain, Alvin Joe, Dorothy Babinsky, M. J. St. Claire, Ruth Morrow, and Susie Hoffman. M.J. received the California Gold Award for her painting of Half Dome, and Judie did a fabulous job as our gallery expert on public television. We all had great fun watching the auction on TV and hope you will consider donating a piece to this worthy cause.
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.

Pastels—3rd Saturday with Tina
Saturday, April 18 • 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 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

Practice the fundamentals of design, drawing, value, and color in a relaxed, easy, and fun atmosphere, working from still life or plein air.  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.
Values
Saturday, April 25 • 10 am to 4 pm
Using a Four-Value System in Oils and Gouache with Judie Cain of Murphys

Using a limited palette, we will mix and use four values to compose a variety of simple compositions.  Even with excellent drawing,compositional skills and masterful color mixing, without a strong value structure holding the painting together, the desired impact often becomes mediocre.  This class will help build a solid foundation to painters of all skill levels.  Demo, color mixing, application, and handouts.  Cost: $35 per session.

Repeated Saturday, May 30 • 10 am to 4 pm
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.

Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 20 • starting at 10 am

The Importance of Shapes, Edges, and Symbols in Watercolor

Please bring pictures of barns and trees and your usual watercolor supplies, including paper towels.  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.


Watercolor
Thursday and Friday, May 21-22 • 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 includes 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.
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
Values
Saturday, May 30 • 10 am to 4 pm
Using a Four-Value System in Oils and Gouache with Judie Cain of Murphys

Using a limited palette, we will mix and use four values to compose a variety of simple compositions.  Even with excellent drawing, compositional skills and masterful color mixing, without a strong value structure holding the painting together, the desired impact often becomes mediocre.  This class will help build a solid foundation to painters of all skill levels.  Demo, color mixing, application, and handouts.  Cost: $35 per session.

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.