Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Classes and Events


To sign up for classes, please contact Larry
 larry@townhallarts.com or call 785-2050


PLEASE scroll down for descriptions and requirements for all classes currently offered.
Atelier Copper
Classes beginning Nov. 11, 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--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.



Open Paint Thursdays
1st Thursday Oils on the Patio
Thursday, November 7 • starting at 10 am 

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
November 10  1 - 4 pm 
To be announced

Size of class is limited to 8 students.  Cost of class is $20, or $25 if paint, masking fluid, 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, November 14 • 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. 11x14 is a good size for this.  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 Days. 
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
3rd Thursday Watercolors
Thursday, November 21 • starting at 10 am
Backruns

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.

Oil with Eva
Mondays Nov. 25 
1 - 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. 
Beginning Watercolor with Susie
First Sundays
December 1 • 1 pm to 4 pm
to be announced

Bring your usual watercolor supplies, including masking fluid and pick up, pencil, eraser, 9x12 sheet of Arches 140 lb. Cold Press paper, watercolor card, paper towels, and removable tape.  Size of class is limited to 8 students.  Cost of class is $20, or $25 if paint, masking fluid, 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
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.
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.