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


Graphite
June 7 • starting at 10 am
Drawing the Ears of a Child

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. 

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

Acrylics
June 14 • starting at 10 am
Catch Up Day

Bring in all of your acrylic or other projects and enjoy finishing them with the group. As artists, we tend to work mostly in isolation with our thoughts and materials; we thrive on feedback from family, friends, collectors, and students.  Some of our most valuable lessons have come from times spent painting with friends on Open Paint Wednesdays.  Come finish a project, start a new one, have a cup of coffee, and enjoy painting with friends on Open Wednesdays.  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
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.

Oil or Acrylics
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.

Watercolor
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.
Oil
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.