Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar, Classes & Events
To sign up for classes, please contact Larry or call 785-2050

PLEASE scroll down for descriptions and requirements for all classes currently offered.
Atelier Copper
Classes starting August 12, 2019

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 with 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.

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.
It’s time for you to MOO--
    Monday Open Oils
Monday afternoons, 
August 12, 19, 26; Sept. 2, 16 
 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 
2nd Wednesday Acrylics
Wednesday, August 14 • starting at 10 am 

Spray and Stencil with Acrylic

Save you old spray bottles for this one! You will dilute different colors of acrylic paint in the pump spray bottles. Find some stuff you can ruin, like old doilies, soiled lace, or nuts and bolts. The example uses old silverware. Bring your usual acrylic supplies, including paper towels, removable tape, and a backboard to work on. You could work on acrylic paper, illustration board (still available), or canvas. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

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 prefers these sizes of canvases for students:  9x12, 12x16, 12x24, 18x24, 5x7, and 8x16.  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, and rounded-tip 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, thalo blue, sap green, cad green, and burnt sienna. Cost is $300 for four lessons.

Open Paint Wednesdays 
3rd Wednesday Oils
Wednesday, August 21 • starting at 10 am 
Two Herons in a Tree

Photo provided (or bring your own).  Bring your usual oil painting supplies, including tape and paper towels.  Photo is a 1:2 ratio, so you might want to use a 10x20 or 8x16 canvas.  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
4th Wednesday Pastels Wednesday
August 28 starting at 10 am

Waterfall in Pastel 

Paint in pastel over a watercolor wash on sanded paper. Please bring your own backboard, tape, pastels, and watercolors—burnt sienna, cobalt blue, and ultramarine blue. (Larry has sanded pastel paper available for purchase by the sheet if needed.) 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
1st Wednesday Watercolors 
Wednesday, September 4 starting at 10 am 

Add Pizzazz to your Watercolor with Gesso—Queen Anne’s Lace 

This lesson will introduce you to some other options for painting in watercolor. You will need acrylic gesso, Arches 140-lb. watercolor paper any size, your usual watercolor supplies and an extra palette surface for gesso, paper towels and removable tape and these suggested colors: Burnt Sienna, Cad. Orange, Alizarin Crimson, Sepia, Phthalo Blue, and Winsor Red. 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.

Beginning Watercolor with Susie 
Thursday, September 5 • 1 pm to 4 pm 

To be announced

 Size of class is limited to 8 students.

Cost of class is $20, or $25 if paint and brushes are supplied for your use that day.

You will need paper (type to be determined) and a watercolor card—both may be purchased from Larry.

Mosaic Stepping Stones 
Sunday, September 15 • 12 pm to 4 pm 
Monday, September 16 • 10 am to 12 pm

 Stained Glass Stepping Stones with Kathie Peery of Copperopolis

Kathie will provide a pattern and jars of colored glass for your background. 

Call Larry if you want to request a special pattern for your stepping stone. All supplies are included for this project. Kathie has been doing stained glass for 15 years and has expanded into mosaics as a means to use all of the scraps from glass panels. Pictured is a mosaic stepping stone path by Sharon Gore. 

Class cost: $25. This class will be held in The Courthouse, but check in with Larry first at Town Hall Arts, 510 Egan St. 

Oil with Eva
Mondays September 23, 30; 1 pm to 4 pm 
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. 

She will provide photo to paint from. Class size limited to 10 students. Class cost is $30.