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 
Sept. 28, 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, September  28 • 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. Class cost is $30.
Open Paint Thursdays
4th Thursday Pastels 
Thursday, September 24  starting at 11 am
A Scottish Beach 

Beach scenes present the perfect chance to paint an open landscape. Please bring your own backboard, paper, tape, and pastels and a flat brush for the underpainting. A light beige sheet of UArt paper is recommended. (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 Thursdays 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.
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.
Open Paint Thursdays
1st Thursday Oils
Thursday, October 1 • 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 are provided. Acrylic painters welcome. Cost of Open Paint Thursdays is $5. 
Beginning Watercolor with Susie 
Sunday, October 4 • 1pm – 4 pm

Snow Shadows 

Welcome cooler weather with the charming country scene. Bring your usual watercolor supplies, pencil, eraser, 9x12 sheet of Arches 140 lb. Cold Press paper, waterproof backboard, watercolor card and backboard, paper towels, and removable tape. Colors used are Aureolin Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Blue, Rose, Ultramarine Blue, and Viridian. 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 
2nd Thursday Acrylics 
Thursday, October 8 • starting at 11 am 
Autumn Trees 

Jump into autumn with this easy acrylic painting. Bring your usual acrylic supplies, a fan brush, and palette knife. Handout and standing easels are provided. Cost of Open Paint Thursdays is $5.

Paint Your Pet Class 
Saturday, October 17 • 1 to 4 pm

Beginning Pet Portraits in Oil with Susie—Freddy the Pup

(NOTE: no class 10/3; possible cat portrait 10/10)

Whose pet will we paint this week? It’s Ana’s Fredy! 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 for handling oil paint. For this class, 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. Don’t forget to wear your paint clothes! Please let us know ahead of time if you will need supplies. 

Class size is limited to 6 students.

Open Paint Thursdays 
3rd Thursday Watercolors 
Thursday, October 22 • 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 a $5 fee for Open Paint Days. (9x12 cold press watercolor paper is available for purchase from Town Hall Arts.)