Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar of Classes and Events
Check this out!
  • Details listed on Carolyn Macpherson's Watercolor Camp in March.
  • Martha Wallace class date change--moved up one week.
  • Carol Earle has "Barn Day" February 13.
  • Photo of  Maison D'Alienor, the 18th-Century farmhouse in southern France where artists will stay and paint with Diana Boyd in July.

News of note:
     Free kids's class with Kim Barrington Saturday 1/31

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 January 26th, 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 • Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
                 Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm • February 2, 9, 16, 23

Session II: Mondays, 2nd - 23rd of March

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



Sign up now to go to France with Diana this summer! 


Open Painting Wednesdays
Wednesday, January 28 • 10 am to 1 pm
One-Drawing-A-Day #13 —Line is Color

Bring your own project or work on this one with the group. This week’s activity is from the One Drawing A Day book.  We will make a line drawing using a minimum of five different colors.  You may use pastels, colored pencils, or watercolor crayons.  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, January 29 • 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Watercolor Painting with Irene Taylor of Sonora

Focus will be on limited palette, colors, and shapes.

January 29:  Birds, or your favorite animal (bring photo)

Bring your usual watercolor supplies, including paper towels. 
Beginners may check with Larry for supply list. 
Class will have from 3-10 students.  Cost of class is $15

Kids’ Klub
Saturday, January 31 • 10:30 am to noon
Watercolor Valentines with Kim Barrington of Angels Camp

This is a great FREE watercolor class for kids of all ages. There is no cost for instruction or supplies. Funds for these classes are obtained through silent auctions of artists’ donated works.


Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, February 4 • 10 am to 5 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.  Non-member cost is $5, which may be applied to any purchase at Town Hall Arts that day.
Mosaics
Saturday, February 7 • 10 am to 2 pm
and  Wednesday, February 11 • 2 pm to 3 pm (date change)

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

February 7th: glue pieces in place.
February 11th: 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: $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, February 11 • 10 am to 2 pm
Open Painting with Optional Chiaroscuro and Sfumato Drawing

Learn the terms and tools for drawing portraits on gray paper. Supply list to come. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.


BarnDay with Carol
Friday, February 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.

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, February 18 • 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.
Pastels—3rd Saturday with Tina
Saturday, February 21 • 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, February 25 • 10 am to 5 pm
Open Painting with “Dramatic Pastel Skies” Activity

Bring any project you would like to work on or participate in the suggested activity each week.  You may come at anytime during the day to use the studio, but the activity will start at 10 am.  This week’s activity is skies in pastels.  Bring any photo you think would work will with this exercise.  Handout will be available.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Watercolor
Thursday and Friday, February 26, 27 • 10 am to 3 pm (date change)
Watercolor and Acrylic Gel Medium, Workshop 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.
MISC:  drawing pencils, eraser, sketch tablet, drawing board

Martha will provide the acrylic gel.
Cost for two-day class is $100 plus acrylic gel cost per student.

March 1 Deadline for deposit for Trip to France with Diana!

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



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.
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.

Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, March 18 • 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.
Watercolor Camp
Wednesday – Friday • March 25, 26, 27 • 10 am to 1 pm
Three-Day Watercolor Camp with Carolyn Macpherson of Oregon

Bring your usual watercolor supplies and any photos you would like to paint. 
Details to follow, but sign up now—this popular class only happens once a year and fills quickly!

Cost of the three-day workshop is $75.
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. 



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


Color Demystified with Judie Cain-Papais
 - 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 experience necessary just an inquisitive mind and a passion for color.  Bring your usual oil painting supplies.  Cost is $35.


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.