Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar of Classes and Events

PLEASE scroll down to the descriptions for requirements for classes currently offered. 

Please note, a small deposit will be required to hold your place in most classes.  $2 classroom fee will now be charged for each class as well.

 

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.


Galerie Copper 

Galerie Copper’s featured artist for September is Alanna McDaniel of Arnold.  Alanna started painting when her children were young and especially enjoys painting still lifes of fruits and vegetables in acrylics.  Read more about Alanna under Galerie Artists 2014
 

Galerie Copper artists include Dorothy Babinsky, Kim Barrington, Diana Boyd, Judie Cain, Patricia Cherry, Barbara Conley, Kitty Davids, Geneva Davis, Marlene Dotur, George Allen Durkee, Patty Ehlers, Diana Eppler, Sarah Evans, Libby Fife, Margo Flanagan, Brent Frazer, Debbie Gurich, Gemma Gylling, Renetta Hayes, Susie Hoffman, Frank Hynes, Marie Jobes, Alvin Joe, James Kelly, Randy Klassen, Ann Nancy Macomber, Carolyn Macpherson, Pamela Mejia, Ken McBride, Ruth Morrow, Pat Rohovit, Mary Jean St. Claire, Selma Sattin, Sunny Sorensen, Dianne Stearns, Ellie Stone, Irene Taylor, Rey Varela, Eva Walker, Staci Williams, Janet Wilmeth, and Terri Wilson.

  


Atelier Copper
Classes starting September 15, 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.

Expressions in Oil with Diana Boyd of Sonora


Afternoon Expressions in Oil
  September 8, 15, 22, 29

  October 6, 13, 20, 27

     Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm


Cost is $125 for 4 weeks, $8 classroom fee

$200 for 8 week plus $16 classroom fee


Life Drawing
Thursdays • 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.
Copper Art Club
Wednesday, September 17 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Creating Rich Shadows in Watercolor Study

Learn color recipes for developing rich shadows and letting complementary colors mix on the watercolor paper.  Bring a photo of a structure with shadows.  Participants will work from handouts. 
No instruction; no cost to club members.
Drawing
Friday, September 19 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Drawing Basics with Alanna McDaniel of Arnold


Learn basic drawing techniques with Alanna.  Supplies needed include drawing paper pad, smooth and/or rough Bristol board, variety of pencils, charcoal, eraser, stump, and ruler.  Cost of class is $15 plus $2 classroom fee.

Acrylics
Friday, September 19 • 1 pm to 4 pm


Acrylic Basics with Alanna McDaniel of Arnold


Join us for learning fun and letting your self-expression bloom!' This month, we will explore many more new techniques with acrylic paints. The new, brilliantly colored 'open' acrylic paints are fabulous! I highly recommend them for rich, luminescent images. Acrylic paints are so forgiving and versatile; they are the ideal paint for beginners and long time painters who wish to paint quickly and with ease. For any level, mistakes are the best thing you can make in painting! They are the gateway to discovering something wonderfully new, and how best to approach your next masterpiece!

 

Our class will suit all levels of artistic experience.  Supplies include 16x20 canvas panel, palette paper, as many brushes as you like, including 12, 8, 4, 2 flats, round 6, and filbert 4.  Golden Open Acrylic paints in these colors: titanium white, black, ultramarine blue, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow medium, burnt sienna, and phthalo green. 

 

Cost of class is $15 plus $2 classroom fee.


Six TOWN HALL ARTS pieces to be auctioned at 4 pm, Saturday, Sept. 20 on KVIE!
Opening bids will begin at 30% of stated value and are subject to change due to Preview Gala pre-bidding.

Gallery will be closed Saturday so the Hoffmans can attend the event in Sacramento.



Copper Art Club
Wednesday, September 24 • 10 to 1pm
Open Painting with Optional Watercolor Poppy Pour

Pour a rhythmic design of poppies, mask, and then add a complementary background. No cost for club members (we will be following a handout); $10 non-members.

39ers Club

Friday, September 26 • 1 pm to 3 pm

Acrylic Waterfall with Carol Earle of Oakdale


Free for those born in 1939 or before.  Younger seniors may take the class for $15.


Copper Art Club
Wednesday, October 1 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Optional Eye Painting Study

Continuing our study of facial features-- You will need a pad of canvas paper or small canvas and your usual oil painting supplies, including rags or paper towels, and Titanium White. Recommended bristle brushes:  #1, two #6 filberts, #6 bright. 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.  No cost to club members-- non-members, $20.
A Day with Carol
Friday, October 3 • 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 $20 plus $2 classroom fee.


Acrylics in the Afternoon 1 pm to 4 pm 

Bring a blank 16x20 canvas. Carol supplies everything else.  Class cost is $20 plus $2 classroom fee.
Copper Art Club
Wednesday, October 8 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Oil Painting Home Decor

Save those home magazines and pick out a favorite room to paint!  Add to it your own special style and what you know about composition for a unique design. No instruction; no cost to club members.  $10 non-members.
Copper Art Club
Friday, October 10, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Watercolor with Susie—Winter Monochromatic Scene

This great class for beginners is a requested repeat from 2012.  Please bring a 2H pencil and eraser, Arches 9x12 cold press paper and backboard or block, watercolor cards, safe-release tape, bone folder, dark blue or violet paint of your choice, and brushes—1” wash, 8 and 4 rounds, and a rigger.  Also bring your usual watercolor supplies, including paper towels and water containers.  Cost of class is $20 plus $2 classroom fee.
Kids’ Klub
Saturday, October 11 •  10:30 am to noon


Halloween Masks with Kim Barrington of Angels Camp


This class is completely free and open to kids of all ages.  Pre-registration is required as space is limited.  More information to come.

Copper Art Club
Wednesday, October 15 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Pastel Sketching

We will make a simple value sketch with a dark gray pastel pencil and then add colors lightly to allow the shadows to show through.  Nu-pastels used in this sketch are burnt sienna, cream, deep ochre, ultramarine, orange, pale blue, pinky-gray, raw umber, reddish brown, and sea green.  If you are new to pastels, the club has two sets of 12 Nupastels that members may use for this exercise.  Bring any photo you think would work will with this exercise.  Handout with chickens will be available.  No instruction; no cost to club members, $10 non-members.

Acrylics
Friday, October 17 • 10 am to 1 pm

Acrylic Basics with Alanna McDaniel of Arnold


Come join us in learning the many techniques available to create your own vibrant acrylic still life painting!  We will review the dynamics of a color wheel to help you make richer colors, discuss the importance of value to make your images burst with life, and explore a myriad of techniques to help personalize your paintings. Our class will suit all levels of artistic experience.  Supplies include 16x20 canvas panel, palette paper, as many brushes as you like, including a 12, 8, 4, 2 flats, round 6, and filbert 4, all available on the 50% off Soft Grip rack.  Golden Open Acrylic paints in these colors: titanium white, black, ultramarine blue, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow medium, burnt

sienna, and phthalo green.  Cost of class is $15 plus $2 classroom fee.

Pastels—3rd Saturday with Tina
Saturday, October 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 $20, plus $2 classroom fee. 

Copper Art Club
Wednesday, October 22 • 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.  No cost for club member; $10 non-members.
39ers Club
Friday, October 24 • 1 pm to 3 pm

Afternoon with Carol Earle

Free for those born in 1939 or before.
Painting
Saturday and Sunday, October 25, 26 • 9:30 am to 3 pm

Basic Figure Painting with Judie Cain

Students will work from live clothed models. 
Focus will be on process, stressing values and proportions.
Details to follow.
Copper Art Club
Wednesday, October 29 • 10 am to 1 pm

Open Painting with Optional One-Drawing-A-Day #12 - creating monoprints.

You will need sheets of watercolor paper, watercolor crayons, a spray bottle filled with water, and a picture of a European landmark.  Other items can be added to the printing process—such as leaves, scraps of paper.  Work from handout: no instruction; no cost to club members, $10 non-members.


Mosaics
Saturday November 1 • 10 am to 2 pm
and Saturday, November 8 • 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: $20/stepping stones or $25/glass blocks, plus $4 classroom fee.  Please let Larry know by October 24 which project you will be doing—block or stepping stone.
Copper Art Club
Wednesday, November 5 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Optional Nose Painting Study

Continuing our study of facial features--You will need a pad of canvas paper or 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.  No cost to club members-- non-members, $20.

Watercolor
Thursday and Friday, November 6, 7 • 10 am to 3 pm

Watercolor with Martha Wallace

Details to follow.  Cost for two day-class is $80 plus $4 classroom fee.
Copper Art Club
Wednesday, November 12 • 10 am to 1 pm
Open Painting with Optional Practicing the Five Elements of Shading in Acrylics

This is a great chance to tryout the Golden Open Acrylics!  All you need is a very dark color (black, violet, brown, or dark blue) and titanium white.  We will discover the unique qualities of the open acrylics together.  No instruction; no cost to club members; $10 non-members.


A Day with Carol
Friday, November 14 • 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 $20 plus $2 classroom fee.

Acrylics in the Afternoon 1 pm to 4 pm  
Bring a blank 16x20 canvas. Carol supplies everything else.  Class cost is $20 plus $2 classroom fee.

Pastels—3rd Saturday with Tina
Saturday, November 15 • 10 am to 4 pm
Pastels with Tina Moore of Stockton

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 $20, plus $2 classroom fee.  

39ers Club
Friday, November 21 • 1 pm to 3 pm
Afternoon with Carol Earle

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


A Day with Carol
Friday, December 12 • 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 $20 plus $2 classroom fee.

Acrylics in the Afternoon 1 pm to 4 pm  
Bring a blank 16x20 canvas. Carol supplies everything else.  Class cost is $20 plus $2 classroom fee.

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.


Pastels—3rd Saturday with Tina
Saturday, December 20 • 10 am to 4 pm

Pastels with Tina Moore of Stockton

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 $20, plus $2 classroom fee.  


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