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 
August 3rd, 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
Mondays; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 12 NOON 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 are available at Town Hall Arts. Larry also has Gamsol for purchase. Class cost is $30.
Open Paint Thursdays
1st Thursday Oils
Thursday, August 5 starting at 11 am
Ditch the Details!

If you want to paint in a more impressionistic style, think of your work as an arrangement of color shapes with a few punches stroked in. Try this marsh scene example, or bring your own photo to work from. Handout of instructions and standing easels provided. Acrylic painters welcome. There is no cost for Open Paint Days. Town Hall Arts will continue to sell 12x16 oil palettes and disposable paper tablets for the palettes. Larry also has size 6 flat brushes at this time.

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
2nd Thursday Acrylics
Thursday, August 13 • starting at 11 am

Painting Coastal Scenes

Learn how to paint choppy water, cliffs, wet sand, rocks, and crashing and breaking water. Besides your regular acrylic supplies, these items are handy for this lesson: an old credit card, foliage and flat brushes, and a palette knife. Handout of instructions and standing easels are provided. There is no cost for Open Paint Days at this time. Town Hall Arts will continue to sell 12x16 disposable palette paper. Larry also has size 6 flat and fan brushes at this time.
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. 

There is no cost for POOF.

Town Hall Arts will continue to sell 12x16 oil palettes and disposable paper tablets for the palettes. Larry also has size 6 flat brushes at this time.

Paint Your Pet Class
Saturday Afternoon, August 15 • 1 to 4 pm

Beginning Pet Portraits in Oil with Susie—Ozzy the Cat

 Whose pet will we paint this week? It’s Crystal’s Ozzy! (Pictured below is painting of Cora’s dog, Cooper, from last time.) If you would like have your pet be the subject of a class painting session, please send your pet’s photo with good resolution, taken in natural light, to We will check it out to see if it is a good candidate for our Paint Your Pet Class. Students will all paint from the same photo each session. Learn the basics of drawing, mixing paint, and general procedures including clean up, for oil painting. Please bring a 9x12 canvas and your usual oil supplies. You have no supplies? No problem in this unique beginner class. Cost of class is $20, or $35 if all supplies are furnished (including canvas) for your use that day. We will have a fun Aperitif Critique at 4 pm, so be sure to bring refreshments to share. Please let us know ahead of time if you will need supplies. Class size is limited.

Open Paint Thursdays
3rd Thursday Watercolors
Thursday, August 20 • starting at 11 am

After the Storm 

Watercolor and moody subjects go well together. Learn how this is done in this soft, wet scene. Bring your usual watercolor supplies. There is no charge now for Open Paint Days at this time. (9x12 cold press watercolor paper is available for purchase from Town Hall Arts.)
Open Paint Thursdays 
4th Thursday Pastels 
Thursday, August 27 starting at 11 am

Paint the Mediterranean Sun

Take out your brightest colors and paint the vibrant landscapes of the southern Mediterranean, while learning the importance of underpainting. Use the example photo in the handout or bring your own. 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. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5.

Open Paint Thursdays
1st Thursday Oils
Thursday, September 3, starting at 11 am
Falling for Yellow

Explore the properties of yellow pigments so you can make the best choices for your paintings. Handout of instructions and standing easels provided. Bring a photo with lots of yellow foliage or work from example. Acrylic painters welcome. Cost of Open Paint Thursdays is $5. Town Hall Arts continues to sell 12x16 disposable paper tablets. Larry also has size 6 flat and fan brushes at this time.
Beginning Watercolor with Susie
Sunday, September 6 • 1pm – 4 pm
Working with Complementary Colors

Get ready for autumn with this attractive little chickadee painting, done in the two complementary colors of orange and blue. You will need 1/4 sheet of Arches cold press paper (this will make two paintings). Painting size is 5 x 14 inches. Complementary paint colors are Cad. Orange and Phthalo Blue. New Gamboge, Prussian Blue, and Burnt Sienna are also helpful for this project. Tracing provided for you to copy if you wish. Bring your usual watercolor supplies, including paper towels, waterproof backboard, watercolor card, water sprayer, tissue, masking fluid, 2H pencil, Magic Rub eraser, Pro-White, and tape. Cost of class is $20 ($30 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, and watercolor cards and journals.
Mosaic Stepping Stones
Saturday, September 19, 9 am to 1 pm AND
Sunday, September 20, 12 to 2 pm
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. Class size is limited.