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 or call 785-2050

PLEASE scroll down for descriptions and requirements for all classes currently offered.
Atelier Copper
Classes starting Sep 17, 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 Judie
Mondays 1 pm to 4 pm
   September 17 and 24
Oil Painting with Judie Cain of Murphys

Do you have some just OK paintings that could be fabulous? Is it the composition, values, color, or perspective that is s0 troublesome?  Bring a painting or two to class for Judie to review and suggest ways to repaint and revitalize the work.  Learn from other people’s problem solving experience.  This class will be fun, casual, and eye opening.
Prizewinning Murphys Artist Judie Cain has taught oil painting fundamentals and color classes, and has had gallery representation in three western states.  Class size limited to 8.  Some painting experience is helpful.  Bring your usual oil painting supplies.  Cost is $30 per class.
Open Paint Wednesdays—
Watercolor or Any Media
Wednesday, September 19 • starting at 10 am 
Painting Chinese Lantern Blossoms

The contrast of light and dark in your painting will come partly from the various colors of the flowers, but also from the highlights and shadows created by the angle of light.  A still-life bouquet of Chinese Lanterns will be set up for all media, and there will be an instructional handout for watercolor.   Bring all of your own paint supplies, including tape and paper towels.  We will read from a handout at 10 a.m.  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.
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.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Any Medium
Wednesday, September 26, October 3  • starting at 10 am
Paint with Friends

Come paint with friends. No instruction.
Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Town Hall Arts will be closed Thursday, Sept. 20,
and Thursday through Saturday, October 11-13.
Pastel Drawing with Diana
Thursdays • 1 pm to 4 pm
September 27
Pastel Drawing with Diana Boegel of Sonora

Learn to draw glass with pastel pencils.  Diana learned classical painting (based on artists of the 17th century)  at the David Hardy Atelier in the Bay Area.  This class will offer what Diana has learned and practiced over her years of study.  You will need a 9x12 matboard (available for purchase), a pink pearl eraser, a primacolor kneaded eraser, drawing board, removable tape, and Conté pencils in these colors:  #2144 St. Michael’s Green,  #2156 Sky Blue, #2154 Raw Umber, #2128 Scarlett, #2199 Purple, #2113 White, #2120 Light Grey, #2104 Medium Yellow, #2110 Ultramarine, and #2105 Violet.  You make purchase these in a boxed set from Larry.  Please let him know ahead of time to prepare a box for you.  Cost of one class is $25 or two for $40.

Mosaic Stepping Stones
Saturday, October 6 • 10 to 2 pm
(Grouting time to be arranged)
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. 

Open Paint Wednesdays
2nd Wednesday Acrylics
Wednesday, October 10 • starting at 10 am 
Winter Delight

Learn how to create soft edges and a warm atmosphere in snow.   You will receive an 8-page handout of instructions.  Bring your usual acrylic painting supplies. You will also need a canvas, spritz bottle, and 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
3rd Wednesday Oil
Wednesday, October 17 • starting at 10 am 
Start with a Complementary Block-In

Many artists find landscapes difficult because of all the greens.  The complementary block-in is a perfect solution for this kind of situation.  Try starting this barn painting, or one of your own, with a complementary color block-in. Bring your usual oil painting supplies, including tape and paper towels. Handout will be read at 10 a.m. 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.
Open Paint Wednesdays Pastel  
4th Weds. Pastels
Wednesday, October 24 • starting at 10 am 

To be announced.
Young at Art  
Saturday, October 27   1 to 3 pm 
Pumpkin Cards with Susie – watercolor and gouache

 Free for those under 17 or over 70! Have fun creating your own charming pumpkin window cards using both watercolor and gouache. Learn how watercolor can paint itself! 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 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, October 26, for a $20 fee, which will go to the Young at Art Program.  $1.50 mats are available for purchase if you wish to frame your card.   
Open Paint Wednesdays Watercolor  
Wednesday, October 31 • starting at 10 am 
Paint Dappled Sunlight on Foliage

The key to catching the mood of dappled sunlight is to keep the eye moving by including a variety of contrasts in shapes, value, color, and textures.  Bring your usual watercolor supplies, including tape and paper towels.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  We will start reading the instructions at 10 am.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Saturday Beginning Watercolor  with Susie
Saturday, Nov. 3  - 1– 4 pm

No Beginning Watercolor Session scheduled for October.  Next lesson November 3.

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