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 April 24, 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 V: May 1, 8, 15, 22
Session VI: June 5, 12, 19, 26
Open Paint Wednesdays Oil or Acrylics
Wednesday, April 26 • 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.
Life Drawing
Thursday, April 27 • 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 Ashleigh. Cost for session is $15.

Watercolor Portraits with Maggie
Thursday, April 27• 1 to 4 pm
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.  Lesson cost is $60 a month for two lessons.
Oil Painting with Heinie
Fridays,  April 28 ~ 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. 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. Class size 3-12. Cost is $100 for per class, or $300 for four lesson.



Young at Art — Golden Club
Saturday, April 29 • 1 pm to ?
Free Senior Class with Susie

Make this beautiful Calaveras vineyard scene in acrylic.
If you were born in 1947 or before, this class is completely free for you—all supplies are included.  Funding for this class was obtained through silent auctions of local artists’ donated works.   Please sign up with Larry by Friday before the scheduled class.  Class limit is eight students.
Open Paint Wednesdays -- Watercolor
Wednesday, May 3 • 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.
Life Drawing with George
Thursday, May 4 • 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
Thursdays, May 4 • 1:30 am to 4 pm
Watercolor Fun with Triads

After a quick review of the four triads, we will work wet-in-wet, allowing colors to mix on the paper, and then wipe out our landing duck with tissues and cotton balls. Bring your watercolor cards and sponges to tap out some triad trees while you are waiting for the wash to dry.  Bring your usual watercolor supplies, including your rigger brush, spray bottle, 9x12 sheet of Arches 140 paper, tissues, cotton balls, and paper towels.  Also, bring your color clock if you have one.  Size of class is limited to 8 students.  Cost of class is $20.
Paper Making/Collage
                    with Jan and Jill
Saturday, May 6, 10 am – 1 pm
and Tuesday, May 9, 1 pm to 4 pm

Handmade Paper and Abstract Collage with Jan Palemone and Jill Figler of Sonora

Saturday--Paper Making-- 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.

Tuesday—Collage-- 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 Tuesday class include a set of watercolor pencils or watercolor paint, 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.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Oil
Wednesday, May 10 • starting at 10 am

Composing with Value

This lesson focuses on some of the different choices you have as you are painting. Choose one of your favorite landscape photographs or work from example. By composing with shapes and value, you can more effectively catch the spirit and truth of nature. 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.

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. Two days of plein air painting nearby locations!  Bring your plein air oil set-up. 

Cost of two-day workshop is $75.

Click on this link and read about Jim and Greta!


Watercolor and Colored Pencil
     Second Saturdays with Carol

Saturday, May 13 • 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.

Colored Pencil in the Afternoon --- 1 pm to 4 pm 
Class cost is $25.
Open Paint Wednesdays--Pastel
Wednesday, May 17 • starting at 10 am
Using an Analogous Color Scheme

Follow the creation of light in a landscape using an analogous color scheme. 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 Ampersand Pastel Boards. 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.
Pastels with Tina
Saturday, May 20 • 10 am to 3 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.
Open Paint Wednesdays--Watercolor
Wednesdays, May 24 and 31  • starting at 10 am
Cinque Terre Watercolor on 1/2 Sheet

Ciao!  Get ready for your European adventure with this large painting of one of the villages of Cinque Terre.  These five picturesque medieval villages are nestled in the rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera.  Directions and tracing will be available.  Bring your watercolor supplies, 1/2 sheet of Arches cold press 140 or 300 lbs., saran wrap, and old credit card, masking fluid, micron pen.  Colors used include cerulean, phthalo blue, opera, violet, raw sienna, magenta, Prussian blue, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, and Indian yellow.  We will spend two Wednesdays on this painting.  You may work with us on this or catch up on any project you have going.   Cost of Open Paint Wednesdays is $5, which may be applied toward any purchase that day at Town Hall Arts
Young at Art — Kids’ Klub
Saturday, May 27 • 10:30 pm to noon
Free Kids Class with Susie--Pear Collage

Have fun making this pear collage while learning all about color! 
If you were born in the year 2000 or after, this class is completely free for you--supplies are included.  Funding for this class was obtained through silent auctions of local artists’ donated works.   Space is limited to 8 students. 

Please reserve your space with Larry by Wednesday, May 24.
Illustration with Nicole
Saturday, May 27 • 1 – 4 pm
The Art of Illustrating Animals with Nicole Caldwell of Stockton

Learn how to interpret your favorite animals into simple and stylish illustrations. We will practice transforming fun fauna forms into simple line drawings, then inking in the details freehand with micron pens, and shading with illustration markers for a polished professional look. Our creative critters will be adorned with pen work patterns inspired by the zentangle method. So let your creativity run wild with an evening of inky enjoyment!

Nicole is an art and archaeological conservator trained at SACI in Florence, Italy. She is a California native, recently moved back to Stockton after three years of working as an objects conservator at the Baha'i World Center in Haifa, Israel. As the new head Curator of Collections at the Haggin Museum, Nicole has a minor in Studio Arts and has sold paintings and illustrations in every country she where she has lived (US, Canada, India, Italy, and Israel).

Bring 2-4 sheets of 5x7 to 8x10 paper (thicker paper with a smooth surface if best), illustration paper, bleed-free marker paper, or ideally brown craft/illustration paper (for contrast) such as toned tan paper or mixed-media pad, and 1-3 photos of animals (full body if possible). You will also need a mechanical pencil, gum eraser, black micron pens 005, 01, and a 05 or 08, white gel pen or white colored pencil, Prismacolor double-ended art markers in 3 shades of grey- a light, medium, and dark.
Class size is 4 to 14 students.  Please register by Feb. 2.  Class cost is $25.

Beginning Art with Susie
Thursday, June 1 • 1:30 – 4 pm
This week--Zentangle Lesson 3

Zentangle is the doodle art form that allows anyone to achieve a relaxed focus while creating beautiful images using repetitive patterns.  Learn the basics of this art trend that has become so popular in the last five years.  Supplies needed include a Micron 01 pen in black and red, a 6-shade graphite pencil set, some Q-tips, a Magic Rub eraser, and a Robert Bateman 3 ½ x 5” Artist Sketchbook, and a small sheet (1/16) of Arches watercolor paper for the fish (Larry can cut you a piece).  Also helpful with this lesson is the 08 Micron pen and a Mono Zero Elastomer Eraser.  Zentangles are usually done on 3-½ x 3-½ inch heavy drawing paper “tiles” with deckled edges.  Paper tiles will be provided for this class, but you can make your own from a large sheet of Stonehenge or Editions paper.   We will start this class with the three new tangles.  If you missed the first two lessons, you may catch up in the book, or take a private lesson from Susie to catch up.  We will not be reviewing basics at this class. Our book that we are working from, One Zentangle a Day, is available for purchase at discount from Town Hall Arts.  We will also add watercolor to the fish painting, so bring any watercolor supplies you have. Size of class is limited to 8 students.  Cost of class is $20.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Graphite
Wednesday, 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.
Life Drawing
Thursday, June 8 • 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 Rick. Cost for session is $15.

Mosaics with Kathie
Saturday, June 10 • 10 to 2 pm
and Sunday, June 11 • noon to 1 pm 

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. A larger, 18x18 stepping stone may also be available (great for address numbers) at an additional cost—details to follow. Class cost: $25.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Acrylics
Wednesday, June 14  • starting at 10 am

to be announced
Watercolor with Susie
Saturday, June 24 • 9 am to noon
Grapes on Masa Paper

For this requested class, you will need Arches 140 lb. cold press paper (bring full sheet to cut in long rectangle, as example), Yes or Nori glue, brayer, old kitchen towel, and your regular watercolor supplies. Photos of wine grapes for reference will be supplied. Cost is $20.

Open Paint Wednesdays –
Pastel Pencil on Toned Paper
Wednesday, 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.

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