Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
Calendar, Classes & Events
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 Nov 12, 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.
It’s time for you to MOO--
    Monday Open Oils November 12 • 1 pm to 4 pm

Come paint with friends on Monday afternoon!  No instruction—bring your own photo to work from.  Enjoy the valuable Critique-Aperitif.   Bring your own art supplies and refreshment to share.  Standing easels provided.  Acrylic painters welcome.  Cost of MOO is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase at Town Hall Arts that day.  MOO is limited to 10 artists, so please sign up by the Friday before.

Open Paint Wednesdays 2nd Wednesday Acrylics
Wednesday, November 14 • starting at 10 am 
Winter Delight

Start (or finish from last month) this warm winter scene in acrylics.  Written instructions available.  Bring your usual acrylic painting supplies. You will also need a canvas, spritz bottle, 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.
Bring your usual acrylic painting supplies. You will also need a canvas, spritz bottle, 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.
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.

SOP--Saturday Open Pastels
Saturday, November 17  • 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 Oil  
3rd Weds. Oils
Wednesday, November 21 • starting at 10 am
Start with a Complementary Block-In

Many artists find landscapes difficult because of all the greens.  The complementary block-in is a perfect solution for this kind of situation.  Try starting this barn painting, or one of your own, with a complementary color block-in. Bring your usual oil painting supplies, including tape and paper towels. Handout will be read at 10 a.m. 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.
Monday Open Oils
Monday afternoon, November 26 • 1 to 4 pm
Come paint with friends on Monday afternoon!  How about a holiday horse?  If you would like a horse photo to work from, please let Susie know by Saturday, Nov. 24, and she will print one for you.  Enjoy the valuable Critique-Aperitif at 4 pm.  Bring your own art supplies and refreshment to share.  Standing easels provided.  Acrylic painters welcome.  Cost of MOO is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase at Town Hall Arts that day.  MOO is limited to 10 artists, so please sign up by the Friday before.
Open Paint Wednesdays Pastel 
 4th Wednesday Pastels

Wednesday, November 28 • 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.
Beginning Art with Susie
Saturday, December 1,  1:00 am to 4 pm
Christmas Card Collage Fun

Save those Christmas cards, papers, catalogs, magazines, tissue, bits of ribbon, fabric, and hopeless watercolor paintings.  Collect any other embellishments you have around the house (buttons, scrapbooking supplies, old jewelry, etc.) and make a winter collage with your scraps on 9x12 matboard provided by Susie.  Bring your usual watercolor and/or acrylic supplies and a stiff bristle brush for pasting.  Look through your old cards for a simple holiday design you would like to follow for your collage.  Matte medium will be provided for pasting.  Size of class is limited to 8 students.  Cost of class is $20. 
Drawing in Oil with Susie
Monday, December 3 • 1 pm to 4 pm
Drawing and Painting in Oil with Susie

You can do it!  Draw and paint this adorable cardinal.  This is a great class for beginners, who can sign up to use Susie’s paint and palette. You will need an 8x10 deep canvas, brushes, turp and turp pot, palette, rags or paper towels, tape, 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 $20, $25 if paint and palette provided.
Open Paint Wednesdays ~ 1st Wednesday Watercolors Wednesday, December 5 • starting at 10 am  
Poinsettias –Focus on Interesting Shapes 

Take the most interesting shapes and focus sharply on them, leaving the rest to the imagination.  Get creative with color!  Work from handout or live plant.  Bring your usual watercolor 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
Save these dinner dates!
French Dinner with Instructor Chantal Plummer at Saddle Creek Resort
Thursday, January 24 • 6 pm  
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!
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.