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 Aug 13, 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 Eva
Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm
August 13, 20, 27
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.  Class size limited to 10 students.  Class cost is $30.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, August 15 • starting at 10 am 

Edges occur with every brushstroke.  They are indispensible for leading the viewer’s eye through the painting. 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.

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--Pastel
Wednesday, August 22  • starting at 10 am
Pastel Catch-Up Day

Catch up on those half-finished pastels while learning how to use notans to compose your painting.  Handout will be read at 10 a.m.  Bring your own supplies, which always include 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--Mixed Media
Watercolor,WC Pencil, and Acrylic
Wednesday, August 29  • starting at 10 am
Harvest Fun

Using a watercolor pencil is a great way to start a painting.  With the addition of only water to the watercolor pencil line, you can start to develop the basic values in your subject.  Adding gold and black acrylic can create a dramatic contrast that will give you a bold start on a dynamic semi-abstract painting.  Feel free to add cocktail napkins, oriental papers, newspapers, stencils, and anything you ‘d like to enrich the surface with wonderful textures.  You will need YES glue, acrylic paints, watercolor paints, a black watercolor pencil, tape and paper towels and any collage items you like.  Also, 300-lb. watercolor paper is best for a collage ground.  Tracings available for 8x11 and 1/4 sheet (10x14), but feel free to draw this painting any size you like.  We will read the instructions 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.
It’s time for you to MOO--
    Monday Open Oils
Monday afternoon, September 3 • 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--Watercolor
Wednesday, September 5 • starting at 10 am
Compose from the Top

Try this unique placement of your focal point, pioneered by Cézanne.  Have more space for motion in your composition.  Bring your own photo or work from example.  Bring your own watercolor 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.
Saturday Beginning Watercolor  with Susie
Saturdays, September 8 & November 3 • 1– 4 pm

Lessons to be announced.  
Pastel Drawing with Diana
Thursdays • 1 pm to 4 pm
September 13, 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.

SOP--Saturday Open Pastels
Saturday, September 15  • 10 am
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--Any Medium
Wednesday, September 19, 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.
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.