Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Open Paint Wednesdays

The Open Paint Wednesdays meets in the Atelier Copper Room every Wednesday.


Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied to any purchase at Town Hall Arts that day.


Current scheduled Wednesdays listed below, also see Classes & Events for our other scheduled classes


Watercolor
August 16 • starting at 10 am 
Vineyard in Italy

Get ready for your European adventure with this loosely painted Italian vineyard.  Learn steps to painting en plein air in your watercolor journal for your trip.  (You may want to include this as the first painting in your journal.)  Bring your usual watercolor supplies, including paper towels and tape.  This quick study may also be done on a 1/8 sheet of Arches paper.  Colors used by this artist are raw umber, burnt umber, Payne’s grey, terre verte, Hooker’s green, yellow ochre, yellow, Prussian blue, and cad red. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.

Watercolor
August 30 • 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.


Pastel Pencil on Toned Paper
September 6 • starting at 10 am 
Anatomy of the Eyes
Eyes are the focal point of your portrait.  All measurements are take from and adjusted to the eyes.  Learn how eyelid, pupil, and iris are described by value.  If you like, bring a photo of with clear focused eyes as reference material and draw your own portrait after reading the 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.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.


Acrylic–
September 13 and 20 • starting at 10 am 
That Old Black Magic
Here is another fun acrylic painting on music.  Bring your acrylic paint supplies, 9x12 canvas, and matte medium.  We will prepare the ground with antiqued music September 13 and bring this back on the 20th to finish with the snowman Halloween painting.  Copies of That Old Black Magic sheet music will be provided, along with a picture of the snowman painting.  Also bring along an unfinished acrylic to work on if you finish early. Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.


Oil
October 18  • starting at 10 am
Vibrating Color--Using a Contrasting Underpainting
Come with a prepared square canvas painted entirely with cad red acrylic.  (If you would like a bit of texture, apply a heavy acrylic gel to the canvas first with a palette knife.)  Suggested oil colors:  white, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, cobalt blue, indigo, and cad orange.  Bring your usual oil painting supplies, including paper towels or rags, and tape.  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.



Watercolor & Acrylics–
October 25 and Nov. 1 • starting at 10 am 
Printing with Leaves
Take your art to a new level.  Combine a loose watercolor painting with acrylic leaf stamping for this unique art experience.  Printing with leaves is an interesting way to use natural materials to create intriguing patterns using the principles of design and elements of composition.  In this two-week session, you will practice the technique of direct printing, tracing, stenciling, layering, and glazing.  Bring interesting leaves!  Besides your usual watercolor supplies, you will need a sketchbook and pencil, acrylic gloss gel medium, gesso, newspaper, paper towels, and brayer.  Also, bring a piece of plexiglas if you have it.  Watercolors suggested are Daniel Smith quin crimson and quin gold; Graham cobalt blue, dioxazine purple, Hooker’s green, thalo blue, and titanium white. 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.
Graphite
November 22• starting at 10 am 
Drawing the Child’s Body

One day you may be working on a portrait of a little boy and you know something is wrong, but you can’t figure out what.  Very often it is the misplacement of the ears.  Learn some tips on the correct way to draw children’s ears.  You will need graphite pencils and drawing paper, or sketchbook.  Bring a photo to work from afterwards if you like.  Also, this is Open Painting, so feel free to work on your own project with us.  Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts.
Open Paint Wednesdays-- Watercolor