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Renetta Hayes, award-winning pastellist from Jamestown is our featured artist for May. Read more about Renetta on the Galerie Artists 2013 page.
Galerie Copper features artwork by foothill artists Dorothy Babinsky, Kim Barrington, Diana Boyd, Judie Cain, Barbara Conley, Geneva Davis, Marlene Dotur, George Allen Durkee, Dava Ellinger, Diana Eppler, Sarah Evans, Jill Figler, Margo Flanagan, Brent Fraser, Dola Garretson, Debbie Gurich, Gemma Gylling, Renetta Hayes, Susie Hoffman, Don Hukari, Frank Hynes, Marie Jobes, Randy Klassen, Nancy Macomber, Carolyn Macpherson, Ken McBride, Ruth Morrow, Thomas Morrow, Pat Rohovit, Mary Jean St. Claire,Selma Sattin, Michael Severin, Sunny Sorensen, Dianne Stearns, Ellie Stone, Carolyn Troedson, Glenn Wasson, Staci Williams, Janet Wilmeth and Terri Wilson.
Town Hall Arts, under the clock, 145 Stone St., Copperopolis Town Square.
Congratulations to Geneva Davis,
top selling artist last week at Galerie Copper.
Town Hall Arts/Galerie Copper Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10 am to 5 pm
Fridays/Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm • Sundays 12-5 pm
Classes starting May 20, 2013
NOccasionally scheduled class days or times will change, so please check website regularly. Also, to insure you are booked for a class, please sign-up directly with Larry at the store: email@example.com
Life Drawing with Sunny
May 6, 13, 20, 28 (Tuesday), June 3, 10, 17, 24 • 1 pm to 4 pm
Life Drawing with Sunny Sorensen of Hathaway Pines
For the third summer, Sunny Sorensen will be again leading this popular life drawing group at Town Hall Arts, where you will work from a live, nude model to increase your observation and drawing skills. We have typically short warm-up gesture poses and timed poses up to an hour. Homework every week with critique the following session. Some demos, minimal instruction, always critiques to help you improve. Beginners and intermediate drawers are welcome. New in 2013: Each month, two hours of one session will be devoted to "Fabulous Fakes." Materials all available at Town Hall Arts. 18x24 newsprint pad, vine or hard charcoal, kneadable eraser. Better quality paper for long poses and any drawing tools you want. Sign up by the month. May $50; June $40. Payment due upon enrollment. Group size limited to eight. Walk-ins-- when room available-- $15 for a three hour session.
Wednesday, May 22 • 10:30 - noon
Kim Barrington of Angels Camp
this special opportunity for kids grade K-8th with well-known
children’s art instructor Kim Barrington. This class is limited to eight students. Cost is $15. All supplies provided.
Copper Art Club
Watercolor in the
Afternoon with Kim
Wednesday, May 22 • 1 pm to 4 pm
Come enjoy an
afternoon of watercolor painting with Kim Barrington of Angels Camp. Cost is $10 members; $15
Watercolor with Martha
Thursday and Friday, May 23, 24 • 10 am to 3 pm
Martha Wallace of Avery
Dr. Phil ‘s
Bombay Inks are very intense in color and are lots fun to work with. They are
very staining and do not lift, but mingling the colored inks together on
watercolor paper is well worth the experience and the outcome is truly
rewarding. I use them along with regular watercolors and masking fluid to
create layers of similar natural elements to create depth in paintings. Come
play for this two-day and go home with a new approach to watercolor.
Watercolors: Daniel Smith watercolors, or any good
quality w/c paints. Colors are as follows: aureolin, cobalt blue, indathrone, new
gamboge, organic vermillion, quinacridone pink, quinacridone sienna,
quinacridone gold, quinacridone coral, rose of ultramarine (Martha is slowly
changing over to quinacridone purple to change out this color), ultramarine
turquoise, and ultramarine blue.
You can purchase a full set of Dr. Phil’s Bombay Inks or you can purchase 3-4
colors that are close together on the color wheel (analogous) example: #1}
yellow, orange, & pink or red,
#2} yellow, green, blue/green, blue, etc. Larry is in the process of bringing in the display.
synthetic brushes. Recommended sizes: 1” or 2” flat wash brush, rounds #6, #8,
#12, #3 happy strokes or #3 rigger.
Pike w/c palette, but any palette with a large mixing area will work.
Paper: 140 lb.
Arches cold press – 1 full sheet cut or ripped into ¼ sheets
Masking Fluid: Any
good masking fluid will do. Don’t forget to bring crummy brushes to apply
masking fluid with.
Stuff: Drawing pencils, eraser, sketch tablet, water containers, paper towels,
rags, water squirt bottle, gold or silver pen. DON’T WEAR GOOD
CLOTHES THE INKS ARE VERY STAINING! Cost of class is $80.
Copper Art Club
Wednesday, May 29 • 9:30 to 12:30
Open painting--join friends and finish a project.
New for club members: shop the town! Show you club card and get 10% off at Fancy Pans, Flourish,
and Copper Cellars on Art Club Wednesday. Panini's is offering a free scoop of ice cream dessert with purchase of lunch for Art Club members on Wednesdays.
Oil Painting with George
Eight-week class on
May 30, June 6, 13,
20, 27, July 11, 18, 25
9 am to 12+ pm
Oil Painting with
George Allen Durkee of Mountain Ranch
Students will meet once a week at Atelier Copper for
instruction and individually tailored weekly assignments. On occasion, students will paint during
class time, or en plein air nearby.
Emphasis will be on color mixing and paint handling. Some painting experience and minimum
level of drawing knowledge are required for this class. Supply list available from Larry. Cost is $300.
Acrylics with Jim
Friday afternoons May 3, 17, 31, June 7 •
1 pm – 4 pm
Head Painting—Exploring Skin Tones with
Jim Leitzell of Greeley Hill
Learn how to
make you painting look like your model using Liquitex or the new Golden Open Acrylic Paints. In this class, you will learn the basics of skin-tone mixing
that may be applied to any type of acrylic or oil painting.
artist Jim Leitzell has taught art for years throughout Northern California,
including locally at Columbia College.
Students will work from photos and possibly live models.
an 8x10 photo with the head at least 4” high. You may come with the sketch already on the canvas if you
Supplies include Liquitex or Golden Open Acrylics Cad
Yellow Med., Cad Red Lt., Quinacridone Magenta, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine
Blue, Phthalo Blue (green shade), Phthalo Green (blue shade), Permanent Green
Light, Titanium White. Copper Art
Club members new to acrylics may use acrylic paint from the club basket for this class. Recommended brushes include Simply
Simmons #20 bright, #18 round, #2 liner, and 1” one-stroke. Bring palette and paper towels. Cost for this four-lesson series in
$50. A deposit of $25 is required
by April 19 to hold your spot.
Acrylic Pouring with Koby
SUNDAY, June 2 • noon to 4 pm
Poured Acrylics—all levels-- with Koby
Evanoff of Mokelumne Hill
Join this easy and fast method of making
beautiful art with guaranteed success and instant gratification! You will be making at least nine
finished paintings in this class. Supply
list includes these painting surfaces: two 5x7’s, four 8x10’s, two 11x14’s, and
one 16x20. These can be gessoed
masonite (Larry Boards), canvas board, or stretched canvas. Also bring a bucket
for water (at least one gallon), a putty knife, stir sticks, straws, one roll
of paper towels, rags, and disposable gloves. This is a very messy experience, so please wear
appropriate clothing! You will
need to bring any acrylic paint and squeeze bottles (available at Town Hall
Arts) that you have for this class.
Beginners who are Copper Art Club members may use club paint for the
lesson. Cost of this popular class,
which is limited to seven students, is $35. Sign up now!
Oil over Acrylics
Saturday, June 8 • 10
am to 4 pm
Chipmunks with Kitty Davids of Sonora
More information to come.
Copper Art Club
Wednesday, June 12 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
enjoy a cup of coffee and work on your project in Atelier Copper with
friends. To start off your day, join
the "One Drawing a Day" group.
For this lesson, you will need a bamboo pen and ink. No instruction; no
Pastels with Tina
Saturday, June 15 • 9:30 to 3 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 Tina Moore. 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 on-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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost of class is $40.
Copper Art Club
Zentangle Lesson 4 with Susie
Wednesday June 19 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bring any zentangle supplies
you have. You will need a 2H
pencil, a .01 Micron pen, and a
small sketchbook for tangle practice.
Beginners may purchase the One Zentangle a Day book at Town Hall
Arts and become aquainted with the first nine zentangles (3 lessons) before class. Cost is
$10 members; $15 non-members.
Please pay Larry before class.
Watercolor with Selma
Friday, June 21 •
10 am -noon
Hummingbirds with Selma Sattin of Copperopolis
Join Selma for a morning of painting hummingbirds
with watercolor and pen. Students
use cut flowers, photographs, and artifacts - (humming bird feeders,
etc). Techniques: graded washes, color mixing,
embellishment with pen and ink. Class limited to nine
students. Cost is $15.
Third Annual Art, Wine, and Jazz on the Square
Saturday, June 22 • 10 am to 4 pm
Local artists' sidewalk sale.
Reserve your space now! Cost of space (10x10) is $10, with all space fees benefiting the Children's Art Program (Kids' Klub) at Town Hall Arts. To sign up for a space, call Larry, 785, 2050, or e-mail him at email@example.com and send $10 check made to Town Hall Arts to 145 Stone St., Copperopolis, 95228. You can also come by the store if you want to choose your location on the square.
Plein Air painters who wish to paint Town Square this day are welcome to set up at no charge. Please see Larry to reserve a spot on the square for your easel set up.
Colored Pencils with Gemma
Saturday and Sunday
June 29/30 • 10 am to 3 pm
Mountain Lion Workshop
with Gemma Gylling of Valley Springs
In Gemma’s workshop, you will learn to create realistic animals using
colored pencils. By learning to draw an animal’s eye, nose, mouth and fur, you
will master the steps needed to create believable looking animals. Gemma will
share her secrets on the best ways to break a reference photo down to small
manageable sections rather than viewing the drawing as a whole. You will do
this by drawing an animal portrait on suede matboard, which is included in the
instructional kit provided by Gemma. If the animal portrait is not completed in the class,
you’ll have the step-by-step instructions along with a photo to take home. Supply list available from Larry. Cost for workshop is $60, which
includes one Mountain Lion Kit.
Gemma’s other animal portrait kits may be purchased at Town Hall Arts at
Expressions in Oil with Diana
Mondays 1 pm to 4 pm
Session I: July 1, 8, 15, 22
Session II: July 29, August.
5, 12, 19
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!
Beginner to advanced students welcome. You may sign up for one session
for $125, or both for $200. Deposit
of $50 by June 10 is required. No drop-ins. Minimum class size is
A Day With Carol
Friday, July 12
Carol Earle of Oakdale
Watercolor in the morning, 9 am to noon. $20. All supplies furnished.
Acrylics or Oils in the afternoon, 1 pm to 4 pm. Bring a 16x20 canvas. $20.
Oil Painting Workshop with Judie
Friday - Sunday July 21-23
Intensive Workshop with Judie Cain of Murphys
Judie Cain, an accomplished and published artist, has taught
oil painting fundamentals and color workshops in the western states and her
Forest Meadows studio for several years. This workshop will consist of
three days of intensive color mixing, including warm and cool neutrals as well
as values. On Friday, students
will mix and paint the cool color palette; Saturday will feature the warm color
palette, and, on Sunday, students will use the full palette of combined
colors. Plan to paint a small
painting each day and come away with a thorough knowledge of color usage and
application! Cost is $125 for the
three-day workshop. Deposit of $50
by July 12 will hold your spot in this class.
Watercolor with Selma
Friday, August 2 • 10 am -noon
Watercolor with Selma Sattin of Copperopolis
Join Selma for a morning of painting Cost is $20.
Mosaics with Kathy
Saturday, August 3 •
10 am to 2 pm
and Sunday, August 4 • noon to 1 pm
Stained Glass Mosaic Stepping Stones with Kathie Peery of
Saturday: glue pieces in place.
Sunday: 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. You can never have
too many stepping-stones!
Class cost: $20. Deposit of
$10 due July 12.
Oil Painting Basics with Judie
August 16, 23, 30 and
September 6 • 9:30 am to 3 pm
Back to Basics with
Judle Cain of Murphys
… fundamentals for
all experience levels
Among the basics that we’ll cover will be
design/composition, shapes/drawing, values (warm, cool, dark,
light) and edges (hard, soft, lost). We’ll touch on use of color
and mixing neutrals in this relaxed workshop with individual instruction.
First session: come prepared to paint. Bring paints
and materials and set up (easel, brushes, etc.) that you generally use. Bring a painting, finished or not, for an introductory
critique, along with an extra blank canvas (ex. 9x12, 11x14) and note
pad. Cost of workshop is
Please, no turpentine or wearing of fragrances.
About the artist: Judie Cain has been a full time artist for over
25 years. During that time the award- winning artist has shown her work
in many distinctive galleries in the western states, including Carmel, Cannon
Beach, OR, and
Gig Harbor, WA. Judie’s images also appear on several
decorative home products. Her works are found in collections worldwide.
Capturing the Range of Light—
A Plein Air Journey
Monday and Tuesday • August 26, 27
Join plein air painter Sunny Sorensen for a
stimulating two-day plein air workshop on Tioga Pass. Learn what Edgar
Payne found so fascinating about the High Sierra. Focus will
be on capturing fleeting light with your palette. Instruction will include
demos and personal attention. We will cover composition, aerial
perspective, and keying color to value. Some experience with plein air painting
is recommended. Use any medium you are at peace with. You cannot struggle
with a new medium and chase light at the same time without some degree of
There is camping at Saddlebag Lake (10,000'), at
Tioga Lake on Hwy 120, Lee Vining Creek near the bottom of the pass, and in
Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite NP. Yosemite requires reservations well in
advance. There is also lodging at Tioga Pass Resort (TPR) reserve well in
advance, and in Lee Vining. For those unaccustomed to high elevations, it is
recommended you arrive the day before to acclimate. If you have never
painted the High Sierra, this will be an experience you will not forget.
Workshop, which does not include travel, meals,
or lodging, costs $180.
Size is limited to 6. Sign up with Larry at Town Hall
Arts with $50 deposit.
More info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monoprinting with Ken
Saturday, September 28 • 9-12 noon and 1-3pm
Pour it On with Ken McBride of Oakdale
Ken returns to Copper for some fun paint play on the
square. In the morning session, we
will “pour it on” under canopies on the square. In the afternoon, we will come inside and learn Ken’s
finishing tricks to complete our paintings. Cost is $45 for the day, which includes all paint and paper. You will need to bring your usual
watercolor brushes and supplies. $20
deposit, check or cash, saves your spot.
The following classes are on-going at Atelier Copper,
but no dates have been set yet.
Drawing with Cassandra
Date to be announced
Drawing Made Easy
with Cassandra Antkowiak of Walnut Creek
Don’t miss this extremely popular teacher from
the Bay Area! Have you always
wished you could draw confidently?
Well, if you can hold a pencil and write your name, Cassandra can show
you the trucks and techniques that make drawing fun and easy. It is no wonder that folks line up for
her classes in the East Bay! This
class is designed to give beginners confidence as well as new skills, while
enhancing skills already possessed. Take the fear out of art and express
yourself the way you’ve always wished you could. It’s easier than you ever thought! All you need to bring is a sketchbook (8x10, 9x12, or
whatever you already have) and a pencil or two.
Cassandra has been making art all of her life,
and has taught quite a variety of classes in high schools and colleges. She has completed art workshops
in Mendocino, North Light Art School, Oregon, France, Italy, and Mexico. For many years she has been teaching
drawing and painting both privately, and thought the adult education
Atelier Copper is lucky to have this very
patient and supportive instructor who will help you to relax and enjoy your
drawing experience. Cost of class:
Watercolor with Pat
Date to be announced
Watercolor with Pat
Strout of Concord Pat has painted in
watercolor and acrylics for over 40 years. She received the California Council for Adult Education
Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and has done many guest demonstrations for
art associations in the Bay Area. Pat will supply practice paper for color
mixing. Bring your usual
watercolor supplies and good quality (Arches 140 lb. quarter sheet stretched
and ready to paint). Pat will
provide photos for floral painting.
Cost of class: $20.
Beginning Drawing Camp for Adults
Dates to be announced
Copper Art Camp for
with Marlene Dotur of Jamestown
Come learn the secrets that artists have known
since the beginning of time--the fundamental principles of realism--line,
negative/positive space, perspective and light/shadow. These principles are the foundation of all art. The
belief that certain people, called “artists”, have been magically given special
talents is a myth. Award -winning artist Marlene Barnes Dotur will
introduce you to a new way of seeing and build your confidence with your newly
acquired drawing skills. She will awaken
the artist within you. Come learn
to draw and become an artist with retired art teacher Marlene Dotur! Cost is $120 for the 6-week session.
Camp for AdultsDates to be announced
Camp for Adults with Marlene Dotur of Jamestown
This is a second series of classes designed for those who took Marlene’s
first drawing camp and would like to continue with lessons. Expand your drawing skills and
creativity by working more independently. Must have a understanding
of the basic drawing terms and techniques taught in the Basic Drawing
Camp. We will review if needed. This camp will present more in
depth instruction to further your understanding of supplies and visual
skills needed to advance your goal toward bringing out that
artist within you.
is $120 for the 6-week session.
Copper Art Club
Drawing with Monika
Date to be announced
Stattner of Sonora has returned to Copper Art Club to share her special drawing
techniques with members. Monika
prefers students to use Stonehenge 100% rag paper, 22x15, available by the sheet at
Town Hall Arts. Other supplies include graphite pencils 2H, H, HB, 2B, 3B; one kneadable eraser and one white eraser; 18" or longer ruler, page protector (clear sheet), thin marker, dark color; removable tape, Xacto knife. Please bring a photo you would like to render in great detail. Make sure it is a sharp image and not smaller than 7"x7". The $10 member fee
for this class is due Monday and is not refundable. Drop-ins welcome at $15 class cost.