Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar of Classes and Events
Check these out!

  • New "Open Paint Wednesdays" to replace Art Club in 2015
  • New watercolor classes with Irene in January
  • Trip to France with Diana in July 21 - July 31.

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

Galerie Copper’s last and final artist to be featured as Artist of the Month at Galerie Copper is Susie Hoffman. (This was my daughter's idea (she does our website)).
See the full bio and scrapbook in Galerie Artists 2014 I have enjoyed learning so many forms of media from our teachers at Town Hall Arts and hope to see all of you at my first one-man show from 5-8 pm, Friday, Dec. 5, at Frog's Tooth Tasting Room in Murphys. 

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 December 16, 2014
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.
Copper Art Club
Wednesday, December 17 • 10 am to 5 pm
Open Painting with “Accentuate the Negative” Watercolor

Create a wintry landscape using both positive and negative painting. Bring your usual watercolor supplies.

No cost to club members. 
Non-member cost is $5 that may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Life Drawing
Thursdays  (skip Christmas) • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Life Drawing with George Allen Durkee of Mountain Ranch

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).
 
$10 a week plus $2 classroom fee. Sign up with Larry.
39ers Club
Friday, December 19 • 1 pm to 3 pm
Afternoon with Carol Earle

Free for those born in 1939 or before.  More information to come.


Copper Art Club
Wednesday, December 31 • 10 am to 3 pm
Open Painting with “Spidery Oak Branches against the Sky in Oil”

Examine how to keep the delicacy of barren oak branches against a pale sky in oil. Bring your usual oil painting supplies. No cost to club members.

Non-member cost is $5 that may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts


Expressions in Oil with Diana Boyd of Sonora

Diana’s January classes:

Expressions in Oil
Session I:  Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm • January 5, 12, 19, 26
Session II: Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm • February 2, 9, 16, 23


Cost is $150 for one session or $250 if you sign up for both by Jan. 5.
Cash or checks payable to Town Hall Arts.


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


Open Paint Wednesdays
Wednesday, January 7 • 10 am to 5 pm
Open Painting with “Finding Spheres in Animal Shapes” Activity

Copper Art Club has changed to "Open Paint Wednesdays" and everyone is welcome. 

Bring any project you would like to work on or participate in the suggested activity each week.  Notice how the body of the cat is made up of many spheres. We will apply the elements of shading spheres to painting a cat with Open Acrylics. For this activity, you will need a No. 6 filbert and a No. 2 round, and these open acrylic colors: Burnt umber, Cad Red Medium, Cad Yellow Medium, Ivory Black, and Titanium White. 

Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts
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A Day with Carol
Friday, January 9 • 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, cash or check to Town Hall Arts
Oil
Saturday, January 10 • 9 am to 4 pm
All-Day Oil Portrait with Carol Earle of Oakdale

Learn easy way to mix portrait colors. Paint and 18x24 canvas included in cost.

Bring a lunch.

Cost of class is $55 cash or check payable to Town Hall Arts.



Open Painting Wednesdays
Wednesday, January 14 • 10 am to 5 pm
Open Painting with “Adding Water to Pastels” Activity

Copper Art Club has changed to Open Painting Wednesdays and everyone is welcome. Bring any project you would like to work on or participate in the suggested activity each week. This week’s activity is “Adding Water to Pastels”. This gives pastel paintings a whole new look because the dry pigment turns into paint. If you are new to pastels, we have two sets of 12 Nupastels that you may use for this exercise. Bring any photo you think would work will with this exercise. Handout with barn 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, January 15, 22, 29 • 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Watercolor Painting with Irene Taylor of Sonora

Focus will be on limited palette, colors, and shapes.
January 15:  Florals/still life
January 22:  Landscapes/rocks
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.  Sign up early!  Cost of class is $15 per session or $36 if you sign up for all three by January 15.  Please pay by cash or check to Town Hall Arts.

Pastels—3rd Saturday with Tina
Saturday, January 17 • 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 Painting Wednesdays
Wednesday, January 21 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Optional Three-Year-Old Portrait Study

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.

Gouache
Friday and Saturday, January 23, 24 • 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.  Other supplies include a 2B pencil, Staedtler or Magic Rub eraser, San Francisco Slant Palette, Bee Super Deluxe Sketch Book 8x8 or smaller, Stathmore 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 in cash or check payable to Town Hall Arts.
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.


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.


Copper Art Club
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  Saturday, February 14 • 10 am to 11 am

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

November 1: glue pieces in place.
November 8: 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. 
Cash or check to Town Hall Arts.

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.
Watercolor
Thursday and Friday, February 19-20 • 10 am to 3 pm
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.
Cash or check to Town Hall Arts.

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.
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.  Cash or checks to Town Hall Arts.

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.





Checks can be made payable to Town Hall Arts

All fees due at sign-up unless otherwise indicated

 
Classes excluded from this fee are Kids’ Klub, 39ers, and Copper Art Club Wednesdays