Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper

September Classes
Open Wednesday September 18 will be the first class held in the Courthouse.
Open Wednesday Pastels will be held in the Courthouse Wednesday, September 25
Eva and Heinie’s classes will also move to the Courthouse

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 beginning September 16, 2019

Classes will continue in the old store until September 16.  Open Wednesday September 18 will be the first class held in the Courthouse.

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.
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.

Location change: this class will be held in the back patio of the new store.

Open Paint Wednesdays 
3rd Wednesday Oils
Wednesday, September 18 • starting at 10 am

Color of Foliage

Deciduous trees present us with spectacular autumn foliage.  Learn how foliage changes colors with the seasons and paint trees in the season of your choice.  Bring your usual oil painting supplies, including tape and paper towels.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists. 

Larry will continue to sell 2-packs of 12x16 canvases. 

There is no charge for Open Paint Wednesdays. 

This is the first class to be held in The Courthouse, which is next to Town Hall Arts, so just park in rear.

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.

Calaveras Artists Studio Tour September 21-22
Pick up your map at 
Town Hall Arts 
or any of the associated locations!
Don’t miss this free tour of
 Calaveras Art Studios!
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. 
Oil palette paper will continue to be available at Town Hall Arts.  Class cost is $30.
Open Paint Wednesdays 
4th Wednesday Pastels 
Wednesday, September 25 • starting at 10 am
Holiday Sketches 

Read how one UK artist makes quick sketches on vacation as a source for later pastel paintings. Please bring your own backboard, paper, tape, and pastels.  (Larry has sanded pastel paper available for purchase by the sheet if needed.)  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  This class is held in the Courthouse.  There is no charge for Open Paint Wednesdays.
Open Paint Thursdays
1st Thursday Oils on the Patio
Thursday, October 3 • starting at 10 am
Munsell Color Wheel

The Munsell Color Wheel starts with five primaries—yellow, red, violet, blue, and green.  Learn how this color wheel, invented by Albert Munsell in 1898, shows all the properties of color and has been used by oil painters for years. Handout includes printouts for you to make your own Munsell Color Wheel. Bring your usual oil painting supplies, including tape and paper towels, and scissors.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  There is no charge for Open Paint Thursdays.
Beginning Watercolor with Susie
1st Sundays
October 6 • 1 pm to 4 pm 

Project 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.  Please let us know ahead of time if you will need supplies.  Town Hall Arts will continue to sell the following watercolor papers by the sheet for classes: 9x12 Arches Cold Press, Yupo, Masa paper and watercolor cards.

Open Paint Thursdays
2nd Thursday Acrylics
Thursday, October 10 • starting at 10 am 
Basket of Apples – Layering Washes in Acrylic

For this piece, you will paint acrylic like both watercolor and oils. Bring your usual acrylic supplies. Background wash needs to dry, so use fast-drying acrylic paints Ultramarine Blue, Black, and White for this.  12x16 canvases are still available for purchase at Town Hall Arts.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  There is no charge for Open Paint Wednesdays.
Young at Art – Free Class
Sunday, October 13 • 1 pm to 3 pm
Free Class for Kids Under 16 or over 60
Make this spooky Halloween scene with watercolor and ink! If you are under 16 or over 60, this class is completely free for you—supplies are included!  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 Thursday, October 10. 
A $5.00 refundable deposit is required at registration to hold your space.