Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar, Classes & Events
 

 Many have asked where we are going on our painting adventure this year.  

How about the coast of Maine?

At end of September—oil or acrylics with Australian Colley Whisson. See the section on the website for registration information and biography info.

To sign up for classes, please contact Larry
 larry@townhallarts.com or call 785-2050


PLEASE scroll down for descriptions and requirements for all classes currently offered.
Atelier Copper
Classes starting July 16, 2018
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.

A Word about Painting at Town Hall Arts:
Standing easels, table covers, and water containers are provided for students. Please use table covers with acrylics and oils. You do not need to put easels away -- please leave them out for cleaning after each class.

Masking tape, paper towels, rags, pencils, paint, brushes, spray bottles, and table easels are not provided (unless otherwise stated by teacher).  These items are available for purchase.

Please dump acrylic water in the “Acrylic Dump” bucket and not down the sink.  Please plan to wash out your oil brushes at home.  A turp pot is available for used Turpenoid if you do not wish to transport it home.
Oil with Eva
Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm
July 16; August 6, 13, 20, 27
Oil Painting with Eva Walker of Angels Camp

If you’d like to achieve a more painterly touch to your oil paintings, this class is for you! Eva has studied with Diana Boyd, David Shevlino, Kathleen Dumphy, and Milt Kobiashi.  Class size limited to 10 students.  Class cost is $30.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, July 18 • starting at 10 am 
Success Times Three

Learn the secrets of simplifying your painting into three shapes, three values, and three colors.   Bring your usual oil painting supplies, including tape and paper towels. You will be given a handout to follow. There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  You can also use acrylic paint for this project if you like.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Life Drawing with Sue
Every Thursday • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Life Drawing with Sue Smith of Mokelumne Hill

No experience needed.  Limited instruction if you want it.   Materials available at Town Hall Arts. You will need an 18x24 newsprint pad and drawing pencils (charcoal or graphite – 4B and/or 6B). Models are: 6/14 Lauren, 6/21 Gary, and 6/28 Lauren.    Cost for session is $15.

Oil--Fridays with Heinie
Every Friday • 10 am to 4 pm 

Old Masters’ Oil Techniques with Heinie Hartwig of Soulsbyville

Learn to paint the way the old masters from 1860 to 1900 painted—detailed, yet fast and loose.  You will complete a good-sized painting in this six-hour class.  Paintings will include landscapes, seascapes, still life, abstracts, and barns. Heinie is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and is listed in American and international auction houses.  He paintings hang in museums in America and Russia. 
You may choose your canvas size.  Heinie prefers these sizes for students:  9x12, 12x16, 12x24, 18x24, 5x7, and 8x16.  Heinie will demo the first lesson on 12x16.  Your medium will be a mixture of mineral spirits, linseed oil, and drops of Cobalt Dryer—see Heinie for measurement amounts.  Bring rags, paper towels, turp pot, rounded tip and palette knife.  You will need these brushes: either Princeton or Briston Silver in flats 4, 8, 12, and fan brush size 6, and Princeton Neptune watercolor script brush #6.  Oil paint colors:  ivory black, Permabla white, yellow light, cad yellow deep, cad red light, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cerulean or thalo blue, sap green, cad green, and burnt sienna. Cost is $300 for four lesson, which you may start at any time.

Young at Art
Saturday, July 21 • 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Make Your Own Paint—with Eggs!

Free Class for Kids and Seniors with Joan Muggleton of Sonora
Free for those under 17 or over 70!

If you were born before 1948 or after 2001, this class is completely free for you—all supplies are included.  Joan will show you, step-by-step, how to create your own paints, made with non-toxic pigments made from finely ground minerals.  You will break fresh eggs use the yolks to mix with the pigments.  Funding for this class was obtained through silent auctions of local artists’ donated works. Please sign up with Larry by Thursday before the scheduled class.  Class limit is eight students.  Please cancel if you have registered for the class and cannot make it so the space can go to another person.  If the class does not fill, those in the “middle” are welcome to register for the class Friday, July 20, for a $20 fee, which will go to the Young at Art Program.

Drawing in Oil with Susie
Monday, July 23 • 1 pm to 4 pm
Drawing and Painting in Oil with Susie

You can do it!  Draw and paint this adorable bear cub--great class for beginners.  You will need your usual oil supplies, including and an 8x10 or 11x14 canvas, brushes, turp and turp pot, palette, rags or paper towels, tape, and oil paint. Minimum colors:  Cad Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Green, Burnt Sienna, Azo Yellow, Titanium White.  Class size is limited to eight, so sign up early.  Cost of class is $15.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Pastel
Wednesday, July 25  • starting at 10 am
 White Blossoms on Blue Suede Matboard

You will receive a handout of instructions, which we will read at 10 a.m.  Bring your own supplies, which always include tape and paper towels.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Young at Art
Thursday, July 26 • 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Rainbow Cat with Susie – Acrylic on Canvas
Free for those under 17 or over 70!

Learn to draw and paint this delightful cat in rainbow colors!  If you were born before 1948 or after 2001, this class is completely free for you—all supplies are included.  Funding for this class was obtained through silent auctions of local artists’ donated works. Please sign up with Larry by Monday before the scheduled class.  Class limit is eight students.  Please cancel if you have registered for the class and cannot make it so the space can go to another person.  If the class does not fill, those in the “middle” are welcome to register for the class Wednesday, July 25, for a $20 fee, which will go to the Young at Art Program.

SOP--Saturday Open Pastels
Saturday, July 28 , August 25 • 10 am
Come share your pastel experience with friends.  Bring your unfinished pastels or start a new one.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  Bring or buy your own supplies.  Pictured is pastel painting by Susie.  Cost of SOP is $5, which may go towards any purchase as Town Hall Arts that day.
It’s time for you to MOO--
    Monday Open Oils
Monday afternoon, July 30 • 1 to 4 pm

Come paint with friends on Monday afternoon!  No instruction—bring your own photo to work from.  Enjoy the valuable Critique-Aperitif.   Bring your own art supplies and refreshment to share.  Standing easels provided.  Acrylic painters welcome.  Cost of MOO is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase at Town Hall Arts that day.  MOO is limited to 10 artists, so please sign up by the Friday before.
Open Paint Wednesdays--Watercolor
Wednesday, August 1 • starting at 10 am
Planning Lost and Found Edges

To avoid a rigid painting, you must lose some edges.  Learn a trick to plan these edges before you paint.  Bring a photo with good contrast to work from or work from the example photo of John Singer Sargent.  Bring your usual watercolor supplies, including tape and paper towels.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

First Saturday Beginning Watercolor
Saturday, August 4 • 1– 4 pm
Working with Complementary Colors

First, we will review colors and make a color clock.  If you have purchased the Stephen Quiller Palette, bring it and we will arrange the colors on your palette to match your color clock.  This month, our limited palette will consist of complementary colors for this attractive bird painting.  You will need 1/4 sheet of Arches cold press paper (this will make two paintings).  We will be using Cad. Orange and Phthalo Blue.  Tracing provided for you to copy if you wish.  Bring your usual watercolor supplies, including paper towels, water sprayer, tissue, masking fluid, 2H pencil, Magic Rub eraser, Pro-White, and tape.  Cost of class is $20 ($25 if paint and brushes furnished).

Open Paint Wednesdays-- Acrylics
Wednesday, August 8 • starting at 10 am 
Acrylic Catch-Up Day

Bring those unfinished acrylic paintings and work on them with friends.  Receive a handout on how to make a pleasing composition.  Bring your usual acrylic painting supplies, which always include tape and paper towels.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, August 15 • starting at 10 am 
Success Times Three

Learn the secrets of simplifying your painting into three shapes, three values, and three colors.   Bring your usual oil painting supplies, including tape and paper towels. You will be given a handout to follow. There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  You can also use acrylic paint for this project if you like.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.