Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Classes and 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 beginning Dec. 2, 2019
Please sign up for classes with Larry
or phone the gallery @ 209-785-2050
 A deposit may be 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.
Oil with Eva
December 2, Monday • 1 pm to 4 pm 
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.  She will provide photo to paint from.  Class size limited to 10 students.  Oil palettes and paper ad 12x16 canvases will continue to be available at Town Hall Arts.  Class cost is $30.
Open Paint Thursdays
1st Thursday Oils on the Patio
Thursday, December 5 • starting at 10 am 
Start with One Shape

Learn to mass in the general color and major shape of trees before adding the sunset shapes.  Bring your usual oil painting supplies, including tape and paper towels.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  There is no charge for Open Painting.
Oil--Fridays with Heinie
Every Friday • 10 - 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.

Young at Art – Free Class
Sunday, December 8 • 2 to 3:30 pm
Holiday Shoeprint Art with Susie

Back by request…step into drawing with Shoeprint Art!  We will use acrylics, markers, buttons, beads, and your shoe to create this tangled Rudolph. 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, December 5.  A $5.00 refundable deposit is required at registration to hold your space.
Monday Open Oils
Monday afternoons
  1 - 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. Town Hall Arts will continue to sell 12x16 oil palettes and disposable paper tablets for the palettes.
Open Paint Thursdays
2nd Thursday Acrylics
Thursday, December 11 • starting at 10 am
Tree Ring Pour

Bring liquid acrylics or add water to regular acrylics to make it the consistency of chocolate syrup.  (Tree ring color are shown in photo… looks like violet, magenta, yellow, ochre, gold, white.)  Also bring your usual acrylic supplies, disposable gloves, any size canvas you would like, and a cardboard box or tray to catch dripping paint under it.  12x16 canvases are still available for purchase at Town Hall Arts.  You will be given a handout of steps to follow.  The actual painting will go quickly, so bring another project to work on.  There is no charge for Open Paint Days.
Open Paint Thursdays
3rd Thursday Watercolors
Thursday, December 19 • starting at 10 am 
Watercolor Journaling

This is a great time to work on your watercolor journal from your last trip or start a new one with any theme. (Pictured are pages from Nancy Snyder’s watercolor journal.) Larry still sells 10x7 journals that feature watercolor paper interspersed with sketching paper, which is great for painting, writing, and pasting in memories.  Bring all of your usual watercolor supplies.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  There is no charge now for Open Paint Days.  (9x12 cold press watercolor paper will also continue to be available for purchase from Town Hall Arts.)
Open Paint Thursdays 
4th Thursday Pastels
Thursday, December 26 • starting at 10 am 
Pastel Catch-Up Day

Bring all those unfinished pastel projects and paint with friends!  Please bring your own backboard, paper, tape, and pastels.  (Larry has sanded pastel paper available for purchase by the sheet if needed.  He also has suede matboard for pastels.)  There can be limited instruction from participating artists. There is no charge for Open Paint Thursdays.

Open Paint Thursdays
3rd Thursday Watercolors
Thursday, January 16 • starting at 10 am

Backruns can be “happy accidents” and an interesting technique.  Bring a photo of trees or work from examples.  Backruns are more likely to occur on smooth (hot press) papers rather than on rough-textured papers.  Bring all of your usual watercolor supplies.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  There is no charge now for Open Paint Days.  9x12 cold press watercolor paper is available for purchase from Town Hall Arts.