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 scheduled as of 
November 16, 2020
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
Oil with Eva
Every Monday NOON to 4 pm
No class 11/23 and 11/30

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. Class cost is $30.

Open Paint Thursdays
Thursday, November 19
Paint Open Oils Friday
Every Friday 1 to 4 pm
Come paint with friends on Friday afternoon! 

Enjoy the valuable Critique-Aperitif at 4.
Bring your own art supplies. Standing easels provided.
Acrylic painters welcome.  
Cost of POOF is $5.

Oil Painting 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. Bring rags, paper towels, turp pot, and rounded-tip palette knife. Larry has fan brushes available for purchase. Cost is $75 a lesson.
Open Paint Thursdays
1st Thursday Oils 
Thursday, December 3 • starting at 11 am

Early Morning Snow

Learn about design, painting light, and controlling values from a four-page handout of instructions. Suggested colors are Van Dyke Brown, Phthalo Green, Naples Yellow, Rose, Cobalt Blue, and Ivory Black. Standing easels are provided. Acrylic painters welcome. Cost of Open Paint Thursdays is $5.

Beginning Watercolor with Susie 
Sunday, December 6 • 1:00 – 4 pm

Storm Sparkles

Watercolor and moody subjects go well together. Learn how this is done in this soft, wet scene with sparkling reflections. 

Bring your usual watercolor supplies, including a sheet of 9x12 Arches cold press paper, a watercolor card, and a 1” flat brush. Suggested colors are Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cobalt Blue, Davy’s Gray, Raw Sienna and Raw Umber. Size of class is limited to 8 students. Cost of class is $25 ($35 if everything, including Arches paper and card, are supplied). 

Town Hall Arts continues to sell the following watercolor papers by the sheet for classes: 9x12 Arches Cold Press paper, Yupo, Masa paper, Magic Rub Erasers, and watercolor cards and journals.

Open Paint Thursdays 
Special Holiday Thursday Collage
Thursday, December 10 • starting at 11 am 

Christmas Collage Fun

Get ready to paint with paper! Susie has three large totes of Christmas joy for you to use, but feel free to bring any old Christmas cards, papers, catalogs, magazines, tissue, bits of ribbon, fabric, hopeless watercolor paintings, and any other embellishments you have around the house (buttons, scrapbooking supplies, old jewelry, etc.) to make this winter collage. Find a simple holiday design you would like to follow for your collage. Susie has some 9x12 mat board for you to use as a ground and acrylic matte medium to use as archival glue. Just bring an old, stiff brush for pasting. Cost of Open Paint Thursdays is $5.

Open Paint Thursdays
3rd Thursday Watercolors
Thursday, December 17 • starting at 11 am

Focal Area

Learn where to put the focal area in your composition and how to make it pop. Bring a photo you have always wanted to paint or work from example. Also bring your usual watercolor supplies. There is a $5 fee for Open Paint Days. (9x12 cold press watercolor paper is available for purchase from Town Hall Arts.)

Open Paint Thursdays 
4th Thursday Pastels
Thursday, December 31 • starting at 11 am 
Winter Light

Weather conditions can transform the color of light. Read how this occurs in rain, snow, and cloudy skies. Please bring your own backboard, paper, and tape. (Larry has sanded pastel paper available for purchase by the sheet if needed. He also has colored suede matboard to use for pastels.) You will receive a handout of instructions. Cost of Open Paint Thursdays is $5.