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 March 18, 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 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.
Ninth Anniversary Celebration of Town Hall Arts
Art Contest and Silent Auction to benefit Young at Art
Monday, April 1 
Ninth Anniversary Celebration of Town Hall Arts
Art Contest and Silent Auction to benefit Young at Art
(providing free classes for kids under 16 and over 60)
Celebration: 4 pm to 6 pm Public is invited. 
Come help us celebrate another year of business in Copper Town Square!! 
Enjoy refreshments catered by Saddle Creek Resort, live music, and beautiful art! 

Thursday, March28-- CALL TO ARTISTS! 
The theme is “Pottery” this year your interpretation 
Win $100 gift certificate for art supplies at Town Hall Arts! 

Bring your artwork (any media) to Larry Thursday, March 28, following the Ninth Anniversary theme, "Pottery”, for a chance to win a $100, $50, or $25 gift certificate for art supplies from Town Hall Arts. Original art only, framed appropriately for gallery hanging. Winner will be announced at reception. 
This is a People’s Choice award! 
Come place your vote!

Also, please check your stock for the silent auction donation to help fund our FREE CLASSES program for kids under 16 and over 60. Please donate a painting for the silent auction April 1!

Oil with Eva 
Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm
March 18, 25

Oil Painting with Eva Walker of Angels Camp

Have fun with this happy pig Monday and also bring a hat for a Kodak moment of yourself to paint next time. 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.

TWA—Thursday Watercolor Afternoons
Every Thursday • 1 to 4 pm

Come share your watercolor experience with friends!

Have drawers full of unfinished watercolor paintings?  Here’s your chance to get those old paintings finished!  There can be limited advice from participating watercolorists. Cost of TWA is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase at Town Hall Arts that day. 
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.

Camp Carolyn March 20-22, 2019
Carolyn Macpherson of Washington 
Easing into Encaustic Painting with Carolyn Macpherson of Washington

Have you always wanted to experiment with the smooth transparent medium encaustics, but found the list of supplies needed is a little overwhelming...the thought of working with hot wax a bit daunting?
At Carolyn's next camp, learn innovative techniques for working with wax.  

Wednesday, March 20
We will work with the Cold Wax method using Dorland's Wax Medium (available at Town Hall Arts) and any old oil paints one might have.  Most supplies will be provided for Wednesday and Thursday, but participants will need to purchase Dorland’s Wax Medium and Encaustic Gesso.

Thursday, March 21
We will work with acrylics and watercolor for a Faux Encaustic techniques with no heat involved.

Friday, March 22
Finally, working with the hot wax process itself to produce stunning, translucent paintings.  Carolyn will provide the heated pallet, heat guns, and the encaustic paints in a safe, controlled environment.  This class will be limited to no more than six participants.
Cost of three-day workshop is $75, or $30 each day, with an additional $10 supply fee for the Friday workshop.
Carolyn will also do the demo for the Mother Lode Art Association at 1 pm, Monday, March 18, at the Sonora Library

Open Paint Wednesdays Pastel 
4th Wednesday Pastels

Wednesday, March 27 • starting at 10 am 

Aerial Perspective

Learn how to create the illusion of distance with atmospheric manipulation. Bring your own photo to work from or work from example. Please bring your usual pastel supplies. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Life Drawing with Sue
Thursday, March 28 • 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).  Model is Della Mae. Cost for session is $15.
Young at Art — Free Class!
Saturday, March 30 • 1 pm to 3 pm 
Free Kids Class with Susie

Watercolor Duck

If you are under 16 or over 60, this class is completely free for you—supplies are included! Learn more about color and paint this happy landing duck with watercolor! Funding for this class was obtained through silent auctions of local artists’ donated works. Space is limited to 8 students. Please reserve your space with Larry by Monday, March 25.

Open Paint Wednesdays 
1st Wednesday Watercolors
Wednesday, April 3 • starting at 10 am 

Create Mood With Light

Feel the warm February light of this winter scene. Plan to paint on 1/4 sheet (11x15). Bring your usual watercolor supplies. Suggested colors are yellow, orange, alizarin crimson, phthalo Blue (Green Shade), burnt umber, cobalt violet, new gamboge, thalo green, burnt sienna, and purple madder. There can be limited instruction from participating artists. We will read instructions at 10 am. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Beginning Watercolor with Susie 
Saturday, April 6 • 1:00 am to 4 pm 
To be announced 

Along with your usual watercolor supplies, be sure to bring your own paper towels and removable tape. Size of class is limited to 8 students. Cost of class is $20, $25 if paint, brushes, and palette provided.
Open Paint Wednesdays 
2nd Wednesday Acrylics
Wednesday, April 10 • starting at 10 am  
Underpaint Texture with Gesso

This session we will sketch and complete a thick, textured base with gesso for final oil or acrylic painting next week.  The thick gesso underpainting will take at least a day to dry, so we will paint over it next week. Bring a favorite photo, find one in the classroom files, or work from the example on the handout.  Also, bring something to work on when you’ve finished the underpainting.  You will need a canvas, Gesso, and palette knife. There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  We will read instructions at 10 am.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
SOP--Saturday Open Pastels
Saturday, April 13 • 1-4 pm
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.
Open Paint Wednesdays Oil
3rd Weds. Oils
Wednesday, April 17 • starting at 10 am
Painting Over the Gessoed Canvas

Bring your textured canvas and instructions from last week and enjoy painting over it today with oil (or acrylic).  Bring your usual oil painting supplies, including tape and paper towels.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  We will continue reading instructions at 10 am.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Two Saturdays--Oil with Chella
Oil Painting with Chella Gonsalves of Modesto

Saturday, April 20 • 10 to 3 with lunch break

Mixing Oil Colors with a Limited Palette

Saturday, April 27 • 10 to 3 with lunch break
Plein Air with Limited Palette

Chella is an associate member of Oil Painters of America and has studied with I. Rice Perira, Margo Hoff, Art Sherwyn, Brian Blood, Bob Gerbracht, Stan Goldstein, E. John Robinson, Gerald Brommer, Dan Petersen, Alexander Neporte, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, and Bob Burridge. She has taught art for 50 years, including 27 years for the Modesto City School District.

Supplies: oil colors—Gamblin Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian, Cad. Yellow Med., Cad Red light, and Titanium White; Hog bristle brushes size 2, 4 round, 2-4 filberts, 6/8 flat; palette knife—2 1/4 x 5 blade; gel medium (in tube); three 9x12 canvas panels coated three times with gesso. Other items include palette papers, hand towels or rags, Handiwrap, notebook, pencil, plastic gloves (optional), and empty pizza boxes for wet painting transport.

For Saturday, April 27, please bring what you need for painting outdoors, such as French easel, hat, sunscreen, backpack, bottled water, folding chair, and dress for the weather.

Lessons will include: designing/composing with aid of the universal design concept—Notan. Learn how to use/see the seven elements and seven principles of art. Students will be learning about the process of painting, not necessarily finishing a painting for display.

This class is designed for beginner and intermediate artists of all ages.. Size is limited to eight students. Cost is $120 for both sessions, or $70 for one.