Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar, Classes & 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 starting September 18, 2017
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 Diana
Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm
Session VI:  September 18, Oct. 2, 9
Session VII:  October 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6
Expressions in Oil with Diana Boyd of Sonora

Tried and true right brain methods have made this oil painting class fun and popular. Classes include instruction in painting from upside-down photos, right-side-up still lifes, and timed pieces, using a variety of grounds.  Diana's style both on canvas and as an instructor is loose, expressive and full of spirit!   Paint from your own photo or use one of Diana’s.  Please have your own tape, turp pot with lid, and container for your brushes.  Paint list available at sign-up.  Cost is $150 for one session or $250 for two months if you pay at or before your first class.  $50 deposit holds your place.
Open Paint Wednesdays --Acrylic–
Wednesday, September 20 • starting at 10 am 
That Old Black Magic

Here is another fun acrylic painting on music.  Bring your acrylic paint supplies, 9x12 canvas, and matte medium.  We will prepare the ground with antiqued music September 13 and bring this back on the 20th to finish with the snowman Halloween painting.  Copies of That Old Black Magic sheet music will be provided, along with a picture of the snowman painting.  Also bring along an unfinished acrylic to work on if you finish early. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Life Drawing with George
Thursdays September 21, 28 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Life Drawing with George Allen Durkee of Sheep Ranch

Want to improve your drawing skills?  Draw from a live model on Thursday mornings.  No experience needed.  Limited instruction if you want it, or George will stay out of your face if you don’t.  Materials available at Town Hall Arts. You will need an 18x24 newsprint pad and drawing pencils (charcoal or graphite – 4B and/or 6B).  Models are Laura August 31, Barbara September 7, and Brandy September 14.  Cost for session is $1
Beginning Art with Susie
Thursday, September 21 • 1:30 – 4 pm
Zentangle Leaves

This is a drop-in class zentangle class with no particular lesson presented.  Bring your finished artwork we did September 7, or any other unfinished zentangle project you wish to finish zentangling.  If you haven’t zentangled before, you will receive a handout of tangles we have done so far.  Cost of this Beginning Art session is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Open Paint Wednesdays--Watercolor
Wednesday, September 27  • starting at 10 am
 Starry Night Christmas Cards with Margo Flanagan of Manteca

While some of us will be traveling down Italy on the train this very day, Margo will continue to burn the home fires of Open Paint Wednesday.  Join her on one of her fun projects—Christmas watercolor cards.  You will need a package of watercolor cards, scrap of paper, removable tape, paper towels, and you usual watercolor supplies.  Colors used are cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, violet, spa green, Payne’s gray.  Margo will show you how easy it is to make your own cards this year!  Beginners welcome.  Cost of this Open Paint this Wednesdays is $10--$5 for Margo and $5 to spend that day at the store.

Oil--Fridays with Heinie
September 29; October 6, 13  Fridays • 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.

Watercolor and Oils
Saturday with Carol
Saturday, September 30 • 9 am to 4 pm
 
Carol Earle of Oakdale
Watercolor in the Morning • 9 am to noon 
Carol will furnish paint and brushes. Cost is $25.
Oil in the Afternoon • 1 pm to 4 pm 
Class cost is $25.
Paint in Croatia - October 2017


View the Slikamilina website for workshop details! This is scheduled as a Pastels and Oils workshop, but stay tuned, this too may expand.

Inclusions/Exclusion:http://www.slikamilina.ca/pricing-book/inclusions-exclusions/

Aline's Bio: http://www.slikamilina.ca/aline-ordman-pastel-tour/

Aline's CV: http://www.slikamilina.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/RESUME.pdf

Registration page: http://www.slikamilina.ca/pricing-book/registration-pageus/

Croatia Tour Payment Details:
     $300 Deposit to reserve your place
     *ONCE PAID,  YOUR DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE
      50% – 90 days before start date of your tour
      Balance – 60 days prior to departure date



Open Paint Wednesdays--Watercolor
Wednesday, October 4  • starting at 10 am
Zentangle Bookmarks with Margo Flanagan of Manteca

Our world travelers will now be on an island in the Adriatic Sea while Margo shows you how to make charming bookmarks with zentangles. You will need a 5x7 Robert Bateman sketchbook, a Micron .01 pen, a 2H pencil, and eraser. Beginners welcome.  Cost of this Open Paint this Wednesdays is $10--$5 for Margo and $5 to spend that day at the store.

All Media with Judie
Saturdays, October 7 and 14 • 10 am to 4 pm

Critique and Repair with Judie Cain of Murphys

Not satisfied with some of your paintings?  Bring one or two to class and Judie will discuss the problems and make suggestions in such areas as composition, values, and color.  You’ll be working on the problem paintings or will begin anew.  Instructions will be made on how to begin and develop a painting so that the work will have good “bones” from the start, avoiding future problems.  This fundamentals class is open to all painting mediums, student experience, and color palettes.  Murphys artist Judie Cain has taught oil painting fundamentals and color classes and has had gallery representation in three states. Class is limited to eight students.   Cost of the two Saturdays is $75.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Watercolor
Wednesday, October 11   • starting at 10 am
Fun Panda in Watercolor with Margo Flanagan of Manteca

Details to follow. Beginners welcome.  Cost of this Open Paint this Wednesdays is $10--$5 for Margo and $5 to spend that day at the store.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Watercolor
Wednesday, October 18  • starting at 10 am

Spider Web Watercolor

Get ready for Halloween with this colorful spider-web painting!  Besides your regular watercolor supplies, you will need masking fluid and dip pen or small brush, pick-up, and pencil.  Work on any size watercolor paper you like .You will be given a handout to follow; no instruction provided.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Beginning Art with Susie
Thursday, October 19 • 1:30 – 4 pm
Boo Tangles

Combine watercolor and tangles for a delightful little Halloween painting.  Besides you regular watercolor supplies, you will need 1/8 sheet watercolor paper, Micron.01 pen, ruler, 2H pencil, Magic Rub Eraser, Masking fluid and pickup, shampoo.  Colors used are Prussian blue and Pyrol Orange.  Optional is an orange Sharpie Hi-Liter or orange Sharpie accent pen.  Size of class is limited to 8 students.  Cost of class is $20.

Open Paint Wednesdays—Watercolor & Acrylics
Wednesday, Nov. 1 and 8 • starting at 10 am 
Printing with Leaves

Take your art to a new level.  Combine a loose watercolor painting with acrylic leaf stamping for this unique art experience.  Printing with leaves is an interesting way to use natural materials to create intriguing patterns using the principles of design and elements of composition.  In this two-week session, you will practice the technique of direct printing, tracing, stenciling, layering, and glazing.  Bring interesting leaves!  Besides your usual watercolor supplies, you will need a sketchbook and pencil, acrylic gloss gel medium, gesso, newspaper, paper towels, and brayer.  Also, bring a piece of plexiglas if you have it.  Watercolors suggested are Daniel Smith quin crimson and quin gold; Graham cobalt blue, dioxazine purple, Hooker’s green, thalo blue, and titanium white. You will be given a handout to follow.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Oil with Eva
Session I : Mondays, November 13, 20, 27  • 1 pm to 4 pm
Session II : Mondays, December 4, 11, 18 • 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.  Class size limited to 10 students.  Class cost is $35 per class or $90 per session.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Pastel
Wednesday, November 15 • starting at 10 am
Blurred Edges and Simultaneous Contrast

Learn to combine blended areas with the freshness of stroke marks.  Also read about the importance of contrast and how to achieve this in your painting.  If you are new to pastels, there is a box of 12 assorted colors in the classroom that you may use. Plan to work on sanded paper or Ampersand Pastel Boards.  No instruction; you will be given a handout to follow.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Graphite
Wednesday, November 22 • starting at 10 am 
Drawing the Child’s Body

There are no straight lines anywhere on a child’s body.  Learn tips on how to draw the torso of a child.  You will need graphite pencils and drawing paper, or sketchbook.  Follow handout; no instruction provided.  Bring a photo to work from afterwards if you like.  Also, this is Open Painting, so feel free to work on your own project with us.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, November 29  • starting at 10 am 
Limited Palette Poinsettia

For this painting, you will be using analogous neighbors in a complementary color scheme.  Handouts available; no instruction provided.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Open Paint Wednesdays--Watercolor
Wednesday, December 6  • starting at 10 am
Stamped Forest

We will make tree stamps with scraps of matboard (provided) and load them with color to stamp on your watercolor painting. Besides your regular watercolor supplies, you will need an X-acto knife, paper towels, spray bottle, and masking tape.  Suggested paint colors are Antwerp Blue, aureolin, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, Payne’s gray, and Winsor Yellow.  You will be given a handout to follow.  No instruction is provided on all Open Painting days.  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.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, December 13  • starting at 10 am
Painting with Complements

Try a painting using only a pair of complements.  Notice the incredible variety of interesting effects that can be obtained using this limited palette.  Choose one of your favorite photographs or work from example. Bring your usual oil painting supplies. You will be given a handout to follow.  No instruction is provided on all Open Painting days.  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.

Open Paint Wednesdays –
Pastel Pencil on Toned Paper
Wednesday, December 27 • starting at 10 am 
Anatomy of the Eyes

Eyes are the focal point of your portrait.  All measurements are take from and adjusted to the eyes.  Learn how eyelid, pupil, and iris are described by value.  If you like, bring a photo of with clear focused eyes as reference material and draw your own portrait after reading the handout.   Supplies include CarbOthello pastel pencil Caput Martuum Red #645, CarbOthello pastel pencil in Titanium White #100, and 1/4 sheet of Strathmore Velvet Gray Charcoal Paper, kneaded eraser.  All supplies are available at Town Hall Arts.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Open Paint Wednesdays-- Watercolor
Wednesday, January 3 • starting at 10 am
Common Properties of Watercolor

Always wondered which colors are transparent, opaque, staining, or granulating? Receive a handout that will explain it all and paint a luminous lighthouse with layers.  Follow handout; no instruction provided.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, January 10  • starting at 10 am
Oil Catch-Up Day—Play with Design

Bring those unfinished oil paintings and work on them while learning the one basic rule of composition that is the secret for designing great paintings.  Handouts available; no instruction provided.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.