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 June 18, 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.
It’s time for you to MOO-- Monday Open Oils
Now with Paint & Pizza!
Monday afternoons 1-4 pm
June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 24, 31; August 14, 28
Come paint with friends on Monday afternoons!  No instruction—bring your own photo or still life to work from.  Enjoy the valuable Critique-Aperitif at 4 pm.  Bring your own art supplies and refreshment to share.  Standing easels provided.  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.  New this summer--Paint & Pizza!  Let’s go over to our new pizza place—Gold Dust Pizza—afterwards.  You will receive 15% off you bill with your Town Hall Arts receipt!
Open Paint Wednesdays –
Pastel Pencil on Toned Paper
Wednesday, June 21 • starting at 10 am 
Proportions of the Head

The proportions of the head that we use today were applied as early as the 1500’s. These are helpful rules that were born from observation.  Review these simple concepts and apply them to your own drawing. Work from your own photo or examples in 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. 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.

Life Drawing with George
Thursday, June 22, 29 • 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 Rick June 8, Meridith June 15, and Shari June 22, Elisa June 29. Cost for session is $15.
Young at Art — Kids’ Klub
Thursdays, June 22 • 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Free Kids Class with Susie—Watercolor Duck

Learn more about color and paint this happy landing duck with watercolor!  If you were born in the year 2000 or after, this class is completely free for you--supplies are included.  Funding for this class was obtained through silent auctions of local artists’ donated works.  

Space is limited to 8 students.  Please reserve your space with Larry by Monday, June 19.

Oil Painting with Heinie
Fridays • 10 am to 4 pm 

  June 23, and 30
Old Masters’ 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.  Class size 3-12.  Cost is $300 for four lessons.
Watercolor with Susie
Saturday, June 24 • 9 am to noon
Grapes on Masa Paper

For this requested class, you will need Arches 140 lb. cold press paper (bring full sheet to cut in long rectangle, as example), Yes or Nori glue, brayer, old kitchen towel, and your regular watercolor supplies. Photos of wine grapes for reference will be supplied. Cost is $20.

Illustration with Nicole
Saturday, June 24 • 1 – 4 pm
The Art of Illustrating Animals with Nicole Caldwell of Stockton

Learn how to interpret your favorite animals into simple and stylish illustrations. We will practice transforming fun fauna forms into simple line drawings, then inking in the details freehand with micron pens, and shading with illustration markers for a polished professional look. Our creative critters will be adorned with pen work patterns inspired by the zentangle method. So let your creativity run wild with an evening of inky enjoyment!

Nicole is an art and archaeological conservator trained at SACI in Florence, Italy. She is a California native, recently moved back to Stockton after three years of working as an objects conservator at the Baha'i World Center in Haifa, Israel. As the new head Curator of Collections at the Haggin Museum, Nicole has a minor in Studio Arts and has sold paintings and illustrations in every country she where she has lived (US, Canada, India, Italy, and Israel).

Bring 2-4 sheets of 5x7 to 8x10 paper (thicker paper with a smooth surface if best), illustration paper, bleed-free marker paper, or ideally brown craft/illustration paper (for contrast) such as toned tan paper or mixed media pad, and 1-3 photos of animals (full body if possible). You will also need a mechanical pencil, gum eraser, black micron pens 005, 01, and a 05 or 08, white gel pen or white colored pencil, Prismacolor double-ended art markers in 3 shades of grey- a light, medium, and dark.

Class size is 4 to 14 students.  Please register by June 22.  Class cost is $25.
Open Paint Wednesdays --Oil or Acrylics
Wednesday, June 28 • starting at 10 am
Big Art—Small Canvas—Making Color Your Subject

Learn to paint with just the right balance of neutral and saturated hues.  Bring your usual oil or acrylic supplies.  We will be working on mini canvases.  Size 1 and 2 filberts are helpful in mini paintings. 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, July 5 • 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.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Watercolor and Acrylics
Second Saturdays with Carol
Saturday, July 8 • 9 am to 4 pm
Carol Earle of Oakdale

Watercolor in the Morning • 9 am to noon
Carol will furnish paint and brushes. Cost is $25.

Acrylics in the Afternoon • 1 pm to 4 pm  Class cost is $25.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, July 12  • starting at 10 am
Color Harmony

Learn some helpful information about color combinations that harmonize.  Choose one of your favorite landscape photographs or work from example. Bring your usual oil painting supplies. You can also use acrylic paint if you like.  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.
SOP--Summer Open Pastels
Saturdays, July 15, August 19 • 1 to 4 pm  
This is an open pastel painting class while Tina is off for the summer.  Bring your unfinished pastels or start a new one.  Cost of SOP is $5, which may go towards any purchase as Town Hall Arts that day.
Oil with Eva
Mondays; July 17, August 7 & 21 - 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 fo r you!Eva has studied with Diana Boyd, David Shevlino, Kathleen Dumphy, and Matt Kobiashi.  Class size limited to 10 students.  Cost of three class session is $90, or $35 per session.
Open Paint Wednesdays--Pastel
Wednesday, July 19 • starting at 10 am
Pastel Tips and Techniques

Many of the perceived difficulties of pastels may be overcome with some basic tips and suggested tools.  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.  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--Pastel
Wednesday, July 26 • starting at 10 am
Watercolor Catch-Up and Composition Review

Bring those unfinished watercolor projects and work on them while reviewing pattern schemes and composition.  Handouts available.  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, August 2  • starting at 10 am
Oil Catch-Up Day—Play with Design

Bring those unfinished oil paintings and work on them while learning the one basic rule of composition that is the secret for designing great paintings.  Handouts available.  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 VI:  September 11, 18, 26, Oct. 2
Session VII:  October 9, 16, 23, 30
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.
Pastels with Tina
Saturday, September16 • 10 am to 3 pm  

Pastels with Tina Moore of Stockton

A pastel workshop to help you get the most out of the wonderful medium of pastels will be offered by award-winning artist/instructor Tina Moore.  Tina is a Distinguished Pastellist with the Pastel Society of the West Coast and a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Women Artists of the West and the Sierra Pastel Society.  Learn to put life, depth, and drama in your pastel paintings.  Both experienced pastel painters and those new to the medium will be able to make a beautiful painting with plenty of one-on-one instruction.  Participants can make their own choices regarding subject matter.  The principles apply whether you are painting a portrait, landscape, or anything else.   Bring a photo to draw or still life to set up.  Supply list available from Larry at Town Hall Arts, 785-2050,  Cost of class is $25.
Paint in Croatia - October 2017

View the Slikamilina website for workshop details! This is scheduled as a Pastels and Oils workshop, but stay tuned, this too may expand.


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Croatia Tour Payment Details:
     $300 Deposit to reserve your place
      50% – 90 days before start date of your tour
      Balance – 60 days prior to departure date