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 November 20, 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 Eva
Session I : Mondays, November 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--Acrylic/Oil
Wednesday, November 22 • starting at 10 am
Autumn Ablaze

Paint this vibrant autumn scene with an acrylic underpainting today and finish it in oil next week.  We will only do the acrylic underpainting this Wednesday, so bring other acrylic projects to do if you finish early.  You will be given a line drawing for an 11x14 canvas and written instructions for the acrylic underpainting on the 15th.  Suggested acrylic colors (these are Golden Fluid Acrylic colors, but you may use equivalent):  Nickel Azo Yellow, Transparent Pyrol Orange, Quin Magenta, Permanent Violet Dark, Dioxazine Purple, Cerulean Blue Deep, and Phthalo Turquoise.  On November 22, we will paint in oils to finish and oil written instructions will be handed out then.  Suggest oil colors (these are Holbein Aqua Oil colors, but you may use equivalent in regular oils):  Titanium White, Cream, Marigold, Yellow Grey, Orange Grey, Caramel, Deep Yellow, Jaune Brilliant, Orange, Rose Grey, Purple Lake, Light Magenta, Rose Violet, Mauve, Lilac, Lavender, Cerulean Blue, and Cobalt Green.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Town Hall Arts and Gallerie Copper closed Thursday for Thanksgiving.

Have a pleasant holiday!
Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, November 29  • starting at 10 am 
Koi Practice

This is a practice session for those in Heinie’s class or anyone interested in painting koi in oil.  Bring your notes and we will revisit painting koi on a large canvas.  Bring a dry, prepared background in oil, or plan to bring acrylics to make the dry background for your fish, which are painted in oil.  Bring your usual oil supplies and pictures of koi fish. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Life Drawing with George
Every Thursday • 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 Barbara Sept. 28 and Brandi Oct. 5.  Cost for session is $15.
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.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Watercolor
Wednesday, December 6  • starting at 10 am
Creating a Backlit Fall Landscape

Learn an easy, effective, and fail-safe way to render a backlit woodland landscape.  Work on any size Arches 140 lb. paper you like.  Besides you usual watercolor supplies, you will need masking fluid and pick-up, paper towels, mist bottle, natural fiber brush, backboard, toothbrush, and tissue.  Suggested colors are primary yellow, quinacridone gold, quin coral, cobalt blue, Antwerp Blue, Winsor yellow, Scarlet Lake, quin burnt orange.   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, December 7 • 1:30 – 4 pm
Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, December 13  • 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--Collage
Wednesday, December 20  • starting at 10 am
Christmas Card Collage Get Together

Save those Christmas cards, papers, catalogs, magazines, tissue, bits of ribbon, fabric, and hopeless watercolor paintings.  Collect any other embellishments you have around the house (buttons, scrapbooking supplies, old jewelry, etc.) and make a winter collage with your scraps on a piece of matboard or illustration board, available at Town Hall Arts.  Bring your usual acrylic supplies, matte medium, and a stiff bristle brush for pasting.  Look through your old cards for a simple holiday design you would like to follow for your collage.  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, January 3 • 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.
Oil with Diana
Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm

Session I:  January 8, 15, 22, 29
Session II:  February 5, 12, 19, 26

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.
Demo, Art Auction, and Dinner
              with  Artist Heinie Hartwig
Saddle Creek Resort
Includes Silent Auction of local work
Saturday, January 13 • 5 pm

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 17 or over 70. 

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.

Dinner includes house salad and bread, choice of entrée, Chef’s choice desert, and coffee, tea, or soft drink.  Please chose from the following entries:
 • Chicken Marsala $24.50
 • Bistro Steak $28.00 (Provide Temp please—R, MR, M, MW, W)
 • Salmon Piccata $28.00
Please reserve you place by January 6 with Larry, 785-2050. 
Make checks payable to Town Hall Arts.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, January 17  • starting at 10 am
Vibrating Color--Using a Contrasting Underpainting

Come with a prepared square canvas painted entirely with cad red acrylic.  (If you would like a bit of texture, apply a heavy acrylic gel to the canvas first with a palette knife.)  Suggested oil colors:  white, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, cobalt blue, indigo, and cad orange.  Bring your usual oil painting supplies, including paper towels or rags, and tape.  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.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Graphite
Wednesday, January 24 • 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, January 31  • 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
Wednesday, February 7 • 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-- Watercolor
Wednesday, February 14 • 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.