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 February 27, 2017
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
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! Please have your own turp pot with lid and container for your brushes. Paint list available at sign-up.

Mondays • 1 pm to 4 pm

Paint from your own photo or use one of Diana’s. 

Cost is $150 for one session or $250 for two months if you pay at or before your first class.

Class dates for 2017:

Session II  February 27
Session III: March 6, 13, 20, 27
Session IV:  April 3, 10, 17, 24
Session V:  May 1, 8, 15, 22

Open Paint Wednesdays ~~Oil or Acrylics
Wednesday, March 1 • starting at 10 am 
Big Art—Small Canvas

This is a painting done only in primary colors.  You will only need red, blue, and yellow paint.    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.
Life Drawing with George
Thursday, March 2 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Life Drawing with George Allen Durkee of Sheep Ranch

Want to improve your drawing skills?  Draw from a live model on Thursday mornings.  No experience needed.  Limited instruction if you want it, or George will stay out of your face if you don’t.  Materials available at Town Hall Arts. You will need an 18x24 newsprint pad and drawing pencils (charcoal or graphite – 4B and/or 6B).  Model is Shari. Cost for session is $15.
Beginning Art with Susie
          Every First and Third Thursday Afternoon

Thursdays, March 2 • 1:30 am to 4 pm
Fear Conquering Exercise in Watercolor

Jump right in and splash around! Bring several 1/8 sheets or 9x12 sheets of Arches cold press paper and your usual watercolor supplies. By now, you should have the primary and secondary colors in watercolor paint. Larry has the list. We will add phthalo green and alizarin crimson to our palettes this session to make a vibrant black, which we can use in a night scene if there is time. Plan to set up your own palette today, if you haven’t already. Size of class is limited to 8 students. Cost of class is $20.
Oil Painting with Heinie
Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, 31  ~ 10 am to 4 pm
Old Masters’ 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.  Mix your medium in a 12 oz. container: 1/2 odorless mineral spirits (Turpenoid or Gamsol), 1/2 linseed oil, 20 drops of cobalt dryer.  No Liquin.  Bring rags, paper towels, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 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.  Class size 3-14.  Cost is $100 for one class or $300 for all four.

Mosaics with Kathie
Saturday, March 4 • 10 to 2 pm
      and  Sunday, March 6 • noon to 1 pm in gazebo

(Repeating May 6)
Stained Glass Stepping Stones with Kathie Peery of Copperopolis

Kathie will provide a pattern and jars of colored glass for your background. All supplies are included for this project. Kathie has been doing stained glass for ten 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.  Call Larry if you want Kathie to bring you a special pattern.  Class cost: $25.
Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, March 8  • starting at 10 am
Creating Mood with Value

Selection of the dominant value helps set the mood, or key, of your composition.  Learn how to set mood in your painting with contrast and continuity.  Work from your own photo or examples. 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.

Watercolor Portraits with Maggie
Thurs. March 9  ~ 10 am to 1 pm
Watercolor Portrait from Photographs with Maggie Sloan of Murphys

Watercolor is the perfect medium for painting translucent, sensitive portraits. Learn how to choose a photo, draw your image, and paint a portrait in watercolor. Using demonstrations, practice exercises, and fearless paint slinging, Maggie will teach you to trust in your paint, brushes, water, and your intuitions. Bring your watercolor supplies, drafting tape, paper towels, and some photos of people you'd like to paint. We'll go through them on the first day and talk about what makes a good photo for a painted portrait.
Maggie uses Arches #300 hot press. It’s heavy enough to take wet washes without buckling and you don’t have to stretch it. The surface is more absorbent than lighter weight paper, and withstands multiple layers of paint and scrubbing.  She suggests buying a half sheet and having it cut into 4 pieces to begin with (Larry will cut this for you and also has ready-made mats to fit this size). You will probably want a larger piece for your final portrait.  Also have some scraps of hot press watercolor paper for testing your colors. Maggie uses sable brushes, all rounds: #16 (very large), #7, and #3. There are some good quality synthetics if you don’t wish to use sable. She does not use flats at all, except for scrubbing when she needs to erase something.  Please bring a roll of paper towels or several flour sack dishtowels and a drawing board large enough to fit your paper. Maggie uses gatorboard or foamboard (both available at THA’s and clear plastic pins to hold her paper to the board. Also, please choose a palette with deep paint wells and plenty of mixing space.   A portrait to trace will be available for beginners.  Class size: 3-16 students.  Color list is available at sign-up.  Cost of each class is $30, or three for $75.  Maggie will move to the fourth Thursday afternoon in March.

Watercolor with Doris
Thursday Afternoon • March 9 • 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Beginning Watercolor with Doris Olsen of Sonora

Class size is 4 to 8 students.
Cost of each class is $30, or sign up for three sessions at once for $75.

Watercolor and Oil or Acrylic
Second Saturdays with Carol

Saturday, March 11 • 9 am to 4 pm
Carol Earle of Oakdale

Watercolor in the Morning • 9 am to noon  
Carol will furnish paint and brushes. Cost is $25.


Acrylic/Oil in the Afternoon • 1-4 pm Bring a blank 16x20 canvas.
Carol supplies everything else. 
Class cost is $25.



Open Paint Wednesdays--Pastel
Wednesday, March 15 • starting at 10 am
Creating Depth with Pastel

One rewarding aspect of painting a landscape is creating the illusion of depth and distance. Learn tips on blending pastels while creating the illusion of depth. If you are new to pastels, there is a box of 12 assorted colors in the classroom that you may use. You may work on sanded paper, suede mat board, or try out the Ampersand Pastel Boards on sale this month 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.
Life Drawing
Thursday, March 16 • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Life Drawing with George Allen Durkee of Sheep Ranch

Want to improve your drawing skills? Draw from a live model on Thursday mornings. No experience needed. Limited instruction if you want it, or George will stay out of your face if you don’t. Materials available at Town Hall Arts. You will need an 18x24 newsprint pad and drawing pencils (charcoal or graphite – 4B and/or 6B).

Model is George. Cost for session is $15.
Beginning Art with Susie
          Every First and Third Thursday Afternoon

Thursdays, March 16 • 1:30 am to 4 pm
Fear Conquering Exercise in Watercolor

Jump right in and splash around! Bring several 1/8 sheets or 9x12 sheets of Arches cold press paper and your usual watercolor supplies. By now, you should have the primary and secondary colors in watercolor paint. Larry has the list. We will add phthalo green and alizarin crimson to our palettes this session to make a vibrant black, which we can use in a night scene if there is time. Plan to set up your own palette today, if you haven’t already. Size of class is limited to 8 students. Cost of class is $20.

All Media -- Camp Carolyn
Wednesday-Friday, March 22-24, 2017


Paint with Carolyn Macpherson of Washington


Wednesday,  March 22 • 10 am-1 pm
The Tao of Tea

Over cups of your favorite tea (or alternate beverage), Carolyn will guide your way through the many unique ways a bag of tea can be worked into a piece of memorable art.  We will use the tea bags themselves, so begin saving those precious bags now.  Let them dry out and then remove the dried tea from the bags. SAVE BOTH. We will work them into collages; stain papers with the tea and create oriental subjects; work them into the en-caustic-like paintings; and use inks and oriental stamps. Carolyn will provide the stamps, inks, and en-caustic mediums.  Attendees simply need to bring tea and coffee grounds, those dried tea bags, your favorite media to work in, and the paper or canvas to put the subject onto. Our goal will be to achieve tranquility and harmony in this soothing workshop.
Thursday, March 23 • 10 am-1 pm
The Basic Elements of Landscape Painting—How to paint trees, reflections and skies in your favorite medium for Plein Air Painting.  
Using first watercolor techniques, then acrylics, and finally water-soluble oils, Carolyn will demonstrate these all important basics or an effective plein air painting.  Bring a favorite landscape photograph and she will guide you through a translation process that will make the viewer believe you had painted it there on the spot.
Using the color green effectively is always an issue when painting outdoors, so attention will be given to how to mix believable greens.  While reflections are often easier to translate with watercolors, Carolyn will also give tips on how to achieve wet blends in oils and acrylics. Skies set the mood for every landscape, so techniques for creating airy, dense and atmospheric skies will be covered.  Bring your favorite art medium as well as sufficient paper or canvas to practice the techniques on.
Friday, March 24 • starting at 10 am
A Day of Plein Air Painting

Again, using your favorite art medium, pack for a plein air painting session with Carolyn.   Bring a bag lunch along and lots of water, as one can spend an extra long day.   An easel, sunscreen and sun hat are essential items as well.  Carolyn will visit each artist as they paint and provide one-on-one instruction.  Come prepared to demystify the art of plein air-painting.
Cost of this three-day workshop is $75.
Friday Evening, March 24
…starting at 4:30 pm

Camp Carolyn will conclude with this watercolor demo and dinner


  •  Free Live Watercolor Painting Demonstration on the Ninth Green Patio, Saddle Creek Resort
  •  Raffle for Young at Art
  •  Dinner with the Artist, Carolyn Macpherson of Washington, at beautiful Saddle Creek Resort!

Dinner includes your choice of three entrees, salad, bread, dessert, coffee or soft drink.  Costs, including tip and tax, are as follows:
Bistro Steak (please state temp.) or Salmon: $27.85; Chicken Marsala: $24.05.
Dessert choices are Caramel or Chocolate Sundae, Chocolate Souffle Cake, or Cobbler.
Please call Larry with your choices by March 18.
Make checks payable to Town Hall Arts.
Paper Making/Collage with Jan and Jill
Saturday, March 25, 9:30 – 12:30   AND   Monday, March 27, 9:30 -12:30
Handmade Paper and Abstract Collage with Jan Palemone and Jill Figler of Sonora

Saturday--Paper Making with Jan. You will be introduced to the ancient craft and history of making paper. Jan will demonstrate couching and pressing techniques for forming sheets of paper. The use of decorative additives, embeddings, and imprinting techniques will also be explored. You will create two unique sheets of handmade paper. The theme will be embedding puzzle pieces and imprinting with leaves. There is a $10 supply charge for this class.

Monday—Collage with Jill. Jill will help you create an abstract collage using your handmade paper, rice papers, and watercolor pencils. The goal of the class is to have a completed art piece by the end of the workshop. Most of the supplies for the Saturday class will be provided for the $10 supply fee. Please bring 3-4 bath towels for drying the paper. Supplies for the Monday class include a set of 12 watercolor pencils, a 2H pencil, Yes or Nori paste, rice paper if you did not make your paper on Saturday, a 12x16 piece of Arches 140 watercolor cold press paper, eraser, paper towels, and brush for glue. All supplies are available for purchase at Town Hall Arts.

Jan Palemone has taught art at a variety of venues over the last 15 years. Jill is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. Class size: 3-12 students. Classes are $30 each, or $50 for the two-day workshop. Paper-making class has an additional $10 supply fee.
Watercolor Portraits with Maggie
Thurs. March 30  ~ 10 am to 1 pm
Watercolor Portrait from Photographs with Maggie Sloan of Murphys

Watercolor is the perfect medium for painting translucent, sensitive portraits. Learn how to choose a photo, draw your image, and paint a portrait in watercolor. Using demonstrations, practice exercises, and fearless paint slinging, Maggie will teach you to trust in your paint, brushes, water, and your intuitions. Bring your watercolor supplies, drafting tape, paper towels, and some photos of people you'd like to paint. We'll go through them on the first day and talk about what makes a good photo for a painted portrait.
Maggie uses Arches #300 hot press. It’s heavy enough to take wet washes without buckling and you don’t have to stretch it. The surface is more absorbent than lighter weight paper, and withstands multiple layers of paint and scrubbing.  She suggests buying a half sheet and having it cut into 4 pieces to begin with (Larry will cut this for you and also has ready-made mats to fit this size). You will probably want a larger piece for your final portrait.  Also have some scraps of hot press watercolor paper for testing your colors. Maggie uses sable brushes, all rounds: #16 (very large), #7, and #3. There are some good quality synthetics if you don’t wish to use sable. She does not use flats at all, except for scrubbing when she needs to erase something.  Please bring a roll of paper towels or several flour sack dishtowels and a drawing board large enough to fit your paper. Maggie uses gatorboard or foamboard (both available at THA’s and clear plastic pins to hold her paper to the board. Also, please choose a palette with deep paint wells and plenty of mixing space.   A portrait to trace will be available for beginners.  Class size: 3-16 students.  Color list is available at sign-up.  Cost of each class is $30, or three for $75.  Maggie will move to the fourth Thursday afternoon in March.

Open Paint Wednesdays -- Watercolor
Wednesday, March 29 • starting at 10 am
Weave Two Themes in One Subject

Weave two paintings together to combine two observations or subjects. In the example, one painting depicts the sky and water and the other the sea grasses and flowers growing on the shore. You will need a backboard, and Arches paper in the size you want to paint, ruler, and scissors. Paint from your own ideas or from sample. Colors suggested are lemon yellow, permanent rose, phthalo blue. 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.
Save this DATE:  Saturday, April 1
Seventh Anniversary Celebration of Town Hall Arts
Art Contest and Silent Auction
to benefit Kids’ Klub and Young at Art
(providing free classes for kids under 17 and over 70)

Celebration: 4 pm to 6 pm
Public is invited.
Come help us celebrate
another year of business
in Copper Town Square!!
Enjoy refreshments catered by Saddle Creek Resort,
live music, and beautiful art!
CALL TO ARTISTS!
It’s “Copper” this year—your interpretation. (That should be easy!)
                   Win $100 gift certificate for art supplies at Town Hall Arts!
Bring your artwork (any media) to Larry Thursday, March 30, following the Seventh Anniversary theme, "Copper”, for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate for art supplies from Town Hall Arts.  Original art only, framed appropriately for gallery hanging.  Winner will be announced at reception.
 
DONATIONS NEEDED!   Also, please check your stock for the silent auction donation to help fund our FREE CLASSES program for kids under 17 and over 70.  Our funds are depleted for these classes.  Please donate a painting for the silent auction April 2!

Pastels with Tina ~~ Saturdays
Saturday, April 15 • 10 am to 4 pm
Pastels with Tina Moore of Stockton

A pastel workshop to help you get the most out of the wonderful medium of pastels will be offered by award-winning artist/instructor Tina Moore. Tina is a Distinguished Pastellist with the Pastel Society of the West Coast and a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Women Artists of the West and the Sierra Pastel Society. Learn to put life, depth, and drama in your pastel paintings. Both experienced pastel painters and those new to the medium will be able to make a beautiful painting with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Participants can make their own choices regarding subject matter. The principles apply whether you are painting a portrait, landscape, or anything else. Bring a photo to draw or still life to set up.

Supply list available from Larry at Town Hall Arts, 785-2050,
larry@townhallarts.com. Cost of class is $25.


Drawing with Judie
Two Saturday afternoons, April 22, 29
Details to follow.

Oil Painting with Jim
Thursday-Friday, May 11-12, 2017

Paint with Jim Toenjes, West Coast traveling oil painting
instructor. Here is Jim’s latest painting from where he is currently staying in the
desert. Details to follow.
Paint in Croatia - October 2017


View the Slikamilina website for workshop details! This is scheduled as a Pastels and Oils workshop, but stay tuned, this too may expand.

Inclusions/Exclusion:http://www.slikamilina.ca/pricing-book/inclusions-exclusions/

Aline's Bio: http://www.slikamilina.ca/aline-ordman-pastel-tour/

Aline's CV: http://www.slikamilina.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/RESUME.pdf

Registration page: http://www.slikamilina.ca/pricing-book/registration-pageus/

Croatia Tour Payment Details:
     $300 Deposit to reserve your place
     *ONCE PAID,  YOUR DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE
      50% – 90 days before start date of your tour
      Balance – 60 days prior to departure date