Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar, Classes & Events
 

 Many have asked where we are going on our painting adventure this year.  

How about the coast of Maine?

At end of September—oil or acrylics with Australian Colley Whisson. See the section on the website for registration information and biography info.

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 June 11, 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.
Oil with Diana
Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm

Session V:  June 11, 18
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 a one-month session or $250 for two months.  $50 for one lesson if room available.
Open Paint Wednesdays--Any Medium
Wednesday, June 13  • starting at 10 am
Paint with Friends

Come paint with friends.  No instruction. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Life Drawing with Sue
Every Thursday • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Life Drawing with Sue Smith of Mokelumne Hill

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). Models are: 6/14 Lauren, 6/21 Gary, and 6/28 Lauren.    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.

Two Saturdays with Peggi
Practice the fundamentals of design, drawing, value, and color in a relaxed, easy, and fun atmosphere.  Peggi Kroll-Roberts was an illustrator for 17 years before transitioning into fine arts.  She has been a professional fine artist for 25 years and conducts workshops throughout the world.
Saturday, June 16 • 10 am to 3 pm
Beginning Drawing with Peggi Kroll-Roberts of Angels Camp
Cost is $45.  Limited to eight students.  
Saturday, June 23 • 10 am to 3 pm
Beginning Value Study with Peggi Kroll-Roberts of Angels Camp
Cost is $45.  Limited to eight students. 
Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, June 20  • 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.  There can be limited instruction from participating artists.  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, June 27  • starting at 10 am
Dandelions

Learn the easy way to make dandelions using pastels.  Colors used are white, black, green, and burnt sienna.  Blue suede matboard is available for purchase for this project. You may also use colored paper or color your paper ahead of time with watercolor or acrylic paints.  Bring your own supplies, which always includes tape and paper towels.  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.

SOP--Saturday Open Pastels
Saturday, June 30 • 10 am

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.
Oil with Eva
Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm
June 25; July  9, 16; August 6, 13, 20, 27
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--Watercolor
Wednesday, July 4  • starting at 10 am
Watercolor Catch-Up Day

Bring those unfinished watercolor paintings and work on them with friends.  Use your own supplies, including tape and paper towels.  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.

First Saturday Beginning Watercolor
Saturday, July 7 • 1– 4 pm
Watercolor with Susie

Project to be announced.  Cost of class is $20 ($25 if supplies furnished).

Open Paint Wednesdays--Acrylics
Wednesday, July 11 • starting at 10 am
Painting with Cobwebs

Use Halloween-type fake webbing to create a unique abstract design with three colors of your choice.  Work on any size paper or canvas.  Bring your acrylic supplies, tape, webbing if you have it, and paper towels. 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.

Mosaic Stepping Stones
Saturday, July 14 • 10 to 2 pm
Grouting time to be arranged
Stained Glass Stepping Stones with Kathie Peery of Copperopolis

Surprise Mom with a homemade stepping stone! Kathie will provide a pattern and jars of colored glass for your background.  Call Larry if you want to request a special pattern for your stepping stone.  All supplies are included for this project. Kathie has been doing stained glass for 15 years and has expanded into mosaics as a means to use all of the scraps from glass panels.  Pictured is a mosaic stepping stone path by Sharon Gore.  Class cost: $25.

Young at Art
Saturday, July 21 • 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Make Your Own Paint—with Eggs!

Free Class for Kids and Seniors with Joan Muggleton of Sonora
Free for those under 17 or over 70!
If you were born before 1948 or after 2001, this class is completely free for you—all supplies are included.  Joan will show you, step-by-step, how to create your own paints, made with non-toxic pigments made from finely ground minerals.  You will break fresh eggs use the yolks to mix with the pigments.  Funding for this class was obtained through silent auctions of local artists’ donated works. Please sign up with Larry by Thursday before the scheduled class.  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, those in the “middle” are welcome to register for the class Friday, July 20, for a $20 fee, which will go to the Young at Art Program.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Watercolor
Wednesday, August 1 • starting at 10 am
Planning Lost and Found Edges

To avoid a rigid painting, you must lose some edges.  Learn a trick to plan these edges before you paint.  Bring a photo with good contrast to work from or work from the example photo of John Singer Sargent.  Bring your usual watercolor supplies, including tape and paper towels.  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.

Open Paint Wednesdays-- Acrylics
Wednesday, August 8 • starting at 10 am 
Acrylic Catch-Up Day

Bring those unfinished acrylic paintings and work on them with friends.  Receive a handout on how to make a pleasing composition.  Bring your usual acrylic painting supplies, which always include tape and paper towels.  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.