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 scheduled as of 
May 19th, 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

Open Paint Thursdays

2nd Thursday Acrylics
Thursday, May 14 starting at 11 am

Open Acrylic Painting 


Bring your own project to work on and your usual acrylic supplies. Space is limited so please call to let us know you are coming. There is no charge for Open Paint Days.

Oil--Fridays with Heinie 

Every Friday • 10 am to 4 pm – starting May 15

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. 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 $75 a lesson.
Monday Open Oils 
Monday afternoons, May 18, 25 • 1 to 4 pm
Come paint with friends on Monday afternoon! 

Enjoy the valuable Critique-Aperitif at 4.
Bring your own art supplies. Standing easels provided. Acrylic painters welcome. 

There is no cost for MOO. Space is limited so please call to let us know you are coming.
Town Hall Arts will continue to sell 12x16 oil palettes and disposable paper tablets for the palettes. Larry also has Gamsol and size 6 flat brushes at this time. 

Open Paint Thursdays 

3rd Week Watercolors
Thursday, May 21 • 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. Space is limited so please call to let us know you are coming. There is no charge now for Open Paint Days. (9x12 cold press watercolor paper is available for purchase from Town Hall Arts.)
Open Paint Thursdays 
4th Thursday Pastels 
Thursday, May 28 • starting at 11 am 
Open Pastels Please bring your own project, 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.) Space is limited so please call to let us know you are coming. There is no charge for Open Paint Thursdays. 
Monday Open Oils 
Monday afternoon, June 1   1 to 4 pm
Come paint with friends on Monday afternoon! Photo of deer on 17 by Scot Neiman is available for you to paint if you like. No instruction provided—work from this photo or bring your own. Enjoy the valuable Critique-Aperitif. Bring your own art supplies and refreshment to share. Standing easels provided. Acrylic painters welcome. There is no cost for MOO. Town Hall Arts will continue to sell 12x16 oil palettes and disposable paper tablets for the palettes. Larry also has Gamsol and size 6 flat brushes at this time.
Open Paint Thursday 
1st Thursday Oils 
Friday, June 4 • starting at 11 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. Space is limited so please call to let us know you are coming. Artists are welcome to work in any media on their own projects on Open Paint Days. There is no charge for Open Painting Days. 
Beginning Watercolor with Susie 
First Sundays 
Sunday, June 7 • 1 pm to 4 pm 
Wading Heron 

Get back into painting with a foothill favorite! You will need a 9x12 sheet of Arches watercolor paper, a watercolor card, masking fluid and pick-up, and your usual watercolor supplies, including removable tape and paper towels. Size of class is limited to 6 students. Cost of class is $20, or $25 if paint 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 paper, Yupo, Masa paper and watercolor cards and journals. 
Oil with Eva 
Mondays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 • 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 ad 12x16 canvases will continue to be available at Town Hall Arts. Larry also has Gamsol and Turpenoid for purchase. Class cost is $30. 
Open Paint Thursdays 
2nd Thursday Acrylics 
Thursday, June 11 • starting at 11 am 
Using the whole range—inks, fluids, and heavy body Acrylics are available in different viscosity, from inks to fluids, to heavy body. Make a composition using all three! Bring your usual acrylic supplies, including a toothbrush and palette knife. Space is limited so please call to let us know you are coming. There is no charge for Open Paint Days. 
Open Paint Thursdays
 3rd Thursday Watercolors 
Thursday, June 18 • starting at 11 am 
Remembering Masa 

Achieve a loose, batik look by painting on Masa oriental paper, adhering it to watercolor paper, and then adding the finishing touches. Besides your usual watercolor supplies, you will need Masa paper (available from Larry), archival glue (such as Yes Glue), and a brayer or rolling pin. Please bring a photo of something you would like to paint, along with a flipped (horizontally) version of the same photo if possible. This flipped photo is helpful if you decide to choose the reverse side of your Masa paper to work on. Pictured is a masa example by Susie—it is not the lesson. Space is limited so please call to let us know you are coming. There is no charge now for Open Paint Days. (9x12 cold press watercolor paper is available for purchase from Town Hall Arts.)
Open Paint Thursdays 
4th Thursday Pastels
Thursday, June 25  starting at 11 am 
Underpainting

 Beginning your pastel with an underpainting can help improve the final result and set the tone for the entire painting. Bring your own photo or work from example. 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. 
Mosaic Stepping Stones 
Saturday, June 27 • 11 to 3 pm (pt. 1)
Sunday, June 28 12 to 2 pm (pt. 2)
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. This class will be held in The Courthouse, but check in with Larry first at Town Hall Arts.