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

Alvin Joe of Foster City is our featured Artist of the Month for July. Alvin, a very accomplished and nationally published watercolorist, has taught several art classes at Town Hall Arts.  Read more about Alvin 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, 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.


Congratulations to James Kelly,
Top Selling Artist At Galerie Copper Last wee


Town Hall Arts, under the clock, 145 Stone St.,
Copperopolis Town Square.

Atelier Copper
Classes starting July 21, 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.

The Play’s the Thing!
Sunday and Monday, July 20, 21 • 7 pm @ Brice Station

Our Granddaughter, Ariana (14)  will be part of the Murphys Theatre Mirror Projectʼs production of Twelfth Night. Performances are at 7 pm Sunday, July 20, and Monday, July 21, at Brice Station Winery, Murphys. Cost is $10 and you pay at the door. Folks may bring a picnic dinner--Brice Station wine is available for purchase by the glass or by the bottle. There are only seven kids with multiple parts in this production. They are working really hard and weʼre sure it will be a memorable performance! Come and see how they “mirror” the adult version of Twelfth Night, now playing at the theater.


The Mirror Project is an intensive Shakespearean training and performance experience for students ages 10-17. Classes are taught by company actors performing in MCT’s summer repertory productions and by various guest artists, giving students an opportunity to work closely with a variety of professional theatre artists. The final product of the conservatory will be a full-length public student production of Twelfth Night.


Expressions in Oil with Diana Boyd of Sonora

Morning Expressions in Oil
Session I:  July 21, 28
Session II:  August 4, 11, 18, 25
Mondays • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost is $125 for 4 weeks, $8 classroom fee.

Afternoon Expressions in Oil
Session I:  July 21, 28
Session II:  August 4, 11, 18, 25
Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm
Cost is $125 for 4 weeks, $200 for 8 weeks payable at first class
$8 classroom fee per session.

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, July 23 • 10 am to 1 pm

Open Painting with Optional Newborn Portrait Study

Learn alignment of features on a newborn’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 newborn if you have one.  No cost for club member; $10 non-members.

Friday, July 25 • 10 am to 1 pm
Acrylic Basics with Alanna McDaniel

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. Leonardo Da Vinci is noted for saying that "a great painting comes from a great drawing"; beginning at this stage, we will make a basic still life drawing for which your acrylic painting will be the icing!  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.
Copper Art Club
Wednesday, July 30 • 10 am to 1 pm

Open Painting with Optional One-Drawing-A-Day #11
Warm-Up—a watercolor postcard.  For the drawing exercise, you won’t need a pencil—you will be drawing with a brush!  Bring any watercolor supplies you have and a photo of a local scene you would like to paint on a postcard.  Postcards provided.  No instruction; no cost.

Copper Art Club
Wednesday, August 6 • 10 am to 1 pm

Open Painting with Optional Egg-to-Head ¾ View Painting

Learn alignment of facial features. Turn a painting of an egg into a face.  You will need a 9x12 canvas board and your usual oil painting supplies, including rags or paper towels, and Titanium White. Several filberts in large (#12), medium (#4 -6), and small (#2) are useful in this exercise.  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.

Second Fridays with Carol

Friday, August 8 • 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, August 13 • 10 am to 1 pm

Open Painting

Thursday and Friday, August 14, 15 • 10 am to 3 pm

Celebrate the 150 years of Yosemite National Park

with Martha Wallace!


This class will be a study of moving water with watercolor and collage. Martha will have rice paper packets that you may purchase for $10.

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, 2 full sheets masa paper.

Cost is $80 for workshop plus $4 classroom fee. 

Saturday, August 16 • 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,


Cost of class is $20, plus $2 classroom fee. 


Thursday and Friday, August 21, 22• 10 am to 3 pm

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing Basics with Peggi Kroll-Roberts of Angels Camp


More information to come.

Cost of instruction is $80 plus $4 classroom fee.

Class is limited to eight students.

$40 deposit holds your spot.

39ers' Club

Friday, August 29 • 1 pm to 3 pm

Expressions in Watercolor with Irene Taylor of Sonora

If you were born in 1939 or before, this class is completely free for you--supplies are included.  Funding for this class was obtained through silent auctions of local artists’ donated works.  Information on class subject to come.  Please sign up with Larry by Wednesday, August 29.  Younger folks may take the class for $15.


Saturday August 30 • 10 am to 2 pm

and Sunday August 31 - 10 am to 11 am

Stained Glass Mosaic Lighted Blocks or Stepping Stones

with Kathie Peery of Copperopolis


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/stepping stones or $25/glass blocks, plus $4 classroom fee.  Please let Larry know by Aug. 25 which project you will be doing—block or stepping stone.

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