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 Jan 14, 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
January 14, 28
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, 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.
Life Drawing with Sue
Thursday, January 17 • 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.

Acrylics with Peggi
Saturday January 19 • 10 – 3 pm with lunch break

Acrylic painting with Peggi Kroll-Roberts of Angels Camp

We will learn the properties of acrylics through simple fun exercises.  Painting from still life, we will explore the fundamentals such as design, drawing, value and color, which can lead us to success by applying one idea at a time.  With this approach many questions are answered by simply painting.  You will need 8x10 canvas boards or mixed media Bristol paper, synthetic flat or filbert brushes, paper towels, disposable palette, and these acrylic colors:  titanium white, cad yellow, cad red, cerulean blue, and black.  Cost is $45 per lesson.  Limited to eight students.
Drawing in Oil with Susie
Monday, January 21 • 1 pm to 4 pm
Drawing and Painting in Oil with Susie
You can do it! Draw and paint Harley, the Corgi pup. This is a great class for beginners, who can sign up to use Susie’s paint, turp, and palette for an extra $5. You will need a square canvas, brushes, turp and turp pot, palette, rags or paper towels, tape, #6 flat brush, and oil paint. Minimum colors: Cad Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Green, Yellow Ochre, Azo Yellow, Titanium White. Class size is limited to eight, so sign up early. Cost of class is $15, or $20 if paint, turp, and palette provided.
Open Paint Wednesdays 
 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.
SOP--Saturday Open Pastels
Saturday, January 26 • 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.
Open Paint Wednesdays
 5th Wednesday Collage
Wednesday, January 30 • starting at 10 am 
Rainbow Collage

Start looking now!  What have you collected--tickets, labels, currency, buttons, shells, crayons, ribbons?  Bring them in and make a themed rainbow collage.  (Pictured are many-colored tickets.)  You will need your own supplies—matte medium works great for collage.  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, February 2 • 1:00 am to 4 pm
Experience Yupo!

Details to follow.  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, February 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, thalo 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.
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.
Camp Carolyn Coming in March 20-22, 2019
A week of watercolor with 
Carolyn Macpherson of Washington 
Details to follow! 

Carolyn will also do the demo for the Mother Lode Art Association 
1 pm, Monday, March 18, at the Sonora Library

French Dinner with Instructor Chantal Plummer at Saddle Creek Resort
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!