Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Classes and 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 beginning January 27, 2019
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
Oil with Eva 
Monday, January 27 • 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. 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. Class cost is $30.

Open Paint Thursdays
5th Thursday Drawing
Thursday, January 30  starting at 10 am 
Draw a bird in six easy steps!

Posture, proportion, and angles create the silhouette of the bird.  Learn to draw the bird using basic shapes and then paint it in the medium of you choice.  Bring both drawing and painting supplies.  Larry does sell Magic Rub Erasers which are great for drawing and watercolor.   There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  Artists are welcome to work in any media on their own projects on Open Paint Days, for which there is no charge.
Oil--Fridays with Heinie
Every Friday • 10 - 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 prefers these sizes of canvases for students:  9x12, 12x16, 12x24, 18x24, 5x7, and 8x16.  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, and rounded-tip 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, thalo blue, sap green, cad green, and burnt sienna. Cost is $300 for four lessons.

Beginning Watercolor with Susie
First Sundays
February 2 • 1 pm to 4 pm

Field of Daisies

Look forward to spring with this happy daisy painting. Bring your usual watercolor supplies, including a pencil, eraser, 9x12 or smaller sheet of Arches 140 lb. Cold Press Paper, watercolor card, paper towels, masking fluid, pickup, old brush, and removable tape. Size of class is limited to 8 students. Colors used include Indian yellow, blue, green, and burnt sienna. 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.

Open Paint First Fridays!
1st Friday Oils
Friday, February 7 • starting at 10 am 
Start with One Shape

Because we do not have the Courthouse on the first Thursdays, we will have the first of the month’s Open Paint on Fridays.  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.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  Artists are welcome to work in any media on their own projects on Open Paint Days.  There is no charge for Open Painting Days.
Open Paint Thursdays
2nd Thursday Acrylics
Thursday, February 13  • starting at 10 am
Push Your Pour with a Hair Dryer!

Pour your acrylic paint on the canvas—then push it around with a hair dryer for some very unique effects. Colors used are white, ochre, and blue.  Remember your paint has to be the consistency of chocolate syrup, so be sure to add enough water to make the pouring easy.  You will need paper cups and stir sticks.  Bring a hair dryer if you have one.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists. There is no charge for Open Paint Days.

Open Paint Thursdays

3rd Thursday Watercolors

Thursday, February 20 starting at 10 am

Watercolor Journaling 

This is a great time to work on your watercolor journal from your last trip or start a new one with any theme. (Pictured are pages from Nancy Snyder’s watercolor journal.) Larry still sells 10x7 journals that feature watercolor paper interspersed with sketching paper, which is great for painting, writing, and pasting in memories. Bring all of your usual watercolor supplies. There can be limited instruction from participating artists. There is no charge now for Open Paint Days. (9x12 cold press watercolor paper will also continue to be available for purchase from Town Hall Arts.)
Open Paint Thursdays 
4th Thursday Pastels
Thursday, February 27 • starting at 10 am 

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.