Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar, Classes & 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 starting Dec 9, 2018
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.
Monday Open Oils  Monday afternoon, 
December 10 1 to 4pm
Come paint with friends on Monday afternoon!

How about a holiday cow? Enjoy the valuable Critique-Aperitif at 4 pm. Bring your own art supplies and refreshment to share. Standing easels provided.  Acrylic painters welcome. Cost of MOO is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase at Town Hall Arts that day. MOO is limited to 10 artists, so please sign up by the Friday before.
Open Paint Wednesdays Oil - 2nd Weds. Acrylics
Wednesday, December 12 • starting at 10 am 
Winter Landscape

The key to a white winter landscape can be in the pattern of the dark trunks and branches of trees.  For best results, use a canvas board—any size for this project.  Suggested acrylic colors are cad red, yellow ochre, ultra blue, white, burnt umber, burnt sienna, and black. Bring your usual acrylic 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.
Life Drawing with Sue
Thursdays, December 13 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Life Drawing with Sue Smith of Mokelumne Hill

Life Drawing will now happen every other Thursday morning at Town Hall Arts.  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.
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. 
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.

SOP--Saturday Open Pastels
Saturday, December 15 • 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.
Young at Art — Golden Club
Monday, December 17 • 1 pm to 4 pm
Free Seniors Class—Christmas Collage

 If you are 60 or older, this class is completely free for you—all supplies are included, but save any special 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.) to make a 9x12 winter collage.  Look through your old cards for a simple holiday design you might like to follow for your design or choose one from the box at the class.  Funding for this class was obtained through silent auctions of local artists’ donated works.   Please sign up with Larry by Wednesday, December 13.  Class limit is eight students.  Please cancel if you have registered for the class and cannot make it so the space can go to another person.  If the class does not fill, younger folks may sign up for this class after December 13 for $15.
Open Paint Wednesdays Oil 3rd Wedesdays Oils
Wednesday, December 19 starting at 10 am
Celebrate the holiday season with a little holly painting—any size you want. 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.
Open Paint Wednesdays Pastel  - 4th Wednesday Pastels
Wednesday, December 26 • starting at 10 am 
An Owl
The owl is always an interesting subject to paint.  Pop this great horned owl with a dark, blended background. Bring your usual pastel supplies, including tape.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.   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, January 5 • 1:00 am to 4 pm
To be announced Size of class is limited to 8 students.  

Cost of class is $20.  
Acrylics with Peggi
Two Saturdays, January 12 and 19 • 10 – 3 pm with lunch break

Acrylic painting with Peggi Kroll-Roberts of Angels Camp

Details to follow.
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 17 or over 70.  Details to follow.
Open Paint Wednesdays Oil  
3rd Weds. Oils

Wednesday, January 16 • starting at 10 am 
Starting with a Full Color Block-in

Using colors you want to finish your painting with right from the beginning will give your artwork a unique sparkle.  The example uses a 9x12 canvas, and these colors:  phthalo blue, cad yellow light, cad orange cad 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.
Open Paint Wednesdays Pastel 
 4th Wednesday Pastels
Wednesday, January 23 • starting at 10 am 
Sunset on the River
Proper value ranges bring life and luminosity to a painting of sky and water. You will need sanded paper, pastels, backboard, flat wash synthetic brushes --1/4” to 1”, and rubbing alcohol.  We will read from the handout at 10 am. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Camp Carolyn Coming in March, 2019
A week of watercolor with 
Carolyn Macpherson of Washington 
Details to follow!
French Dinner with Instructor Chantal Plummer at Saddle Creek Resort
POST PONED UNTIL SPRING 2019
Learn to order in French!  Includes silent art auction. 
Details to follow.
Artists—please consider donating a French-related item for the silent auction to benefit Young at Art!