Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar, Classes & 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 starting Feb 18, 2019
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 Eva
Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm
Feb. 18, 25
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 $30
Open Paint Wednesdays Oil  
3rd Weds. Oils
Wednesday, February 20 • starting at 10 am 
Painting Shadows

Warm light of the sun causes cool shadows.  Learn how to block you painting with cool and warm tones.  Bring a photo with strong shadows or work from example.  Suggested colors: phthalo blue, cad yellow light, cad orange, red light, ultramarine blue, and white.  Bring your usual oil painting supplies, including tape and paper towels.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  We will read instructions at 10 am.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
TWA—Thursday Watercolor Afternoons
Every Thursday • 1 to 4 pm

Come share your watercolor experience with friends!

Have drawers full of unfinished watercolor paintings?  Here’s your chance to get those old paintings finished!  There can be limited advice from participating watercolorists. Cost of TWA is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase at Town Hall Arts that day. 
Demo, Art Auction, Dinner with Artist Heinie Hartwig at Saddle Creek Resort
Thursday, February 21 
Save this date for an exciting one-hour oil painting demonstration by famous artist Heinie Hartwig of Soulsbyville, followed by three-course dinner in the Saddle Creek Resort Grandview Room and auction of Heinie’s painting.  The evening will also include a silent auction of local art to raise funds for Young at Art, Town Hall Arts’ program to provide free classes for those under 16 or over 60.  

Heinie’s 24x18 on-site painting will be auctioned at the end of the evening, starting at $100. Please make dinner reservations with Larry at the store—see choices and prices below.
Heinie uses the “old world” color formulas in his work.  He spent years studying the great masters and experimenting to achieve results that have been sought after by international collectors.  He describes his work as “atmospheric realism handled in an impressionistic manner”.  He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Triton Museum Competition Award.  His art is displayed at Brigham Young University, Mills College, Robert Louis Stevenson School, the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies, and various museums in the United States and Russia.  

Call to ARTISTS--
If you would like to donate a painting for the silent auction,
 you may drop it off with Larry or bring it the night of the event.  
Please let us know if you are bringing a painting 
so we can have a small easel and paperwork ready for you. 

Young at Art offers free classes to those under 16 or over 60.  
Our fund for free classes is currently depleted.
Dinner includes house salad and bread, choice of entrée, choice of desert, and coffee, tea, or soft drink. 

 Please chose from the following entries:
 • Chicken Marsala $24.50
 • Bistro Steak $28.50 (Provide Temp please—R, MR, M, MW, W)
 • Salmon Piccata $28.50
Dessert choices:
Ice cream sundae with chocolate or caramel sauce
Chocolate soufflé cake
Fruit cobbler with whipped cream or ice cream

Please reserve you place by February 14 with Larry, 785-2050,
or  Be sure to include choice of dessert and temp of bistro steak.
Make checks payable to Town Hall Arts.
Oil--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.  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.

Life Drawing with Sue
Thursday, February 28 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Life Drawing with Sue Smith of Mokelumne Hill

No experience needed.  Limited instruction if you want it.   Materials available at Town Hall Arts. You will need an 18x24 newsprint pad and drawing pencils (charcoal or graphite – 4B and/or 6B).  Model is Della Mae. Cost for session is $15.
Open Paint Wednesdays Pastel 
 4th Wednesday Pastels
Wednesday, February 27 • starting at 10 am 
Time for Goslings!

Follow a handout and paint this delightful little gosling. You will need a piece of 8x8 suede matboard (available from Larry), pastels, and backboard.  We will read from the lesson at 10 am. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Beginning Watercolor with Susie
Saturday, March 2 • 1:00 am to 4 pm

to be announced
Size of class is limited to 8 students.  Cost of class is $20, $25 if paint, brushes, and palette provided.

Open Paint Wednesdays
1st Wednesday Watercolors
Wednesday, March 6 • starting at 10 am 

Create Mood With Light

Feel the warm February light of this winter scene.  Plan to paint on 1/4 sheet (11x15).  Bring your usual watercolor supplies.  Suggested colors are yellow, orange, alizarin crimson, phthalo Blue (Green Shade), burnt umber, cobalt violet, new gamboge, thalo green, burnt sienna, and purple madder.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  We will read instructions at 10 am.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Open Paint Wednesdays
2nd Wednesday Acrylics
Wednesday, March 13 • starting at 10 am 
Use Crackle Medium for Realistic Tree Bark!

Bring your usual acrylic supplies, including flat and liner brushes, and paint in these colors:  white, burnt umber, black, and background colors of your choice.  You will also need DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackle Medium (available at Town Hall Arts).There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  We will read instructions at 10 am.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
SOP--Saturday Open Pastels
Saturday, March 16 • 1-4 pm
Come share your pastel experience with friends.  Bring your unfinished pastels or start a new one.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  Bring or buy your own supplies.  Pictured is pastel painting by Susie.  Cost of SOP is $5, which may go towards any purchase as Town Hall Arts that day.
Camp Carolyn March 20-22, 2019
Carolyn Macpherson of Washington 
Easing into Encaustic Painting with Carolyn Macpherson of Washington

Have you always wanted to experiment with the smooth transparent medium encaustics, but found the list of supplies needed is a little overwhelming...the thought of working with hot wax a bit daunting?
At Carolyn's next camp, learn innovative techniques for working with wax.  

Wednesday, March 20
We will work with the Cold Wax method using Dorland's Wax Medium (available at Town Hall Arts) and any old oil paints one might have.  Most supplies will be provided for Wednesday and Thursday, but participants will need to purchase Dorland’s Wax Medium and Encaustic Gesso.

Thursday, March 21
We will work with acrylics and watercolor for a Faux Encaustic techniques with no heat involved.

Friday, March 22
Finally, working with the hot wax process itself to produce stunning, translucent paintings.  Carolyn will provide the heated pallet, heat guns, and the encaustic paints in a safe, controlled environment.  This class will be limited to no more than six participants.
Cost of three-day workshop is $75, or $30 each day, with an additional $10 supply fee for the Friday workshop.
Carolyn will also do the demo for the Mother Lode Art Association at 1 pm, Monday, March 18, at the Sonora Library