Town Hall Arts/ Galerie Copper
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Seventh Anniversary Celebration of Town Hall Arts
Seventh Anniversary Celebration of Town Hall Arts
Art Contest and Silent Auction
to benefit Kids’ Klub and Young at Art

THIS Saturday, April 1

(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!
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 March 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 III: March 27
Session IV:  April 3, 10, 17, 24
Session V:  May 1, 8, 15, 22

Open Paint Wednesdays--Watercolor or Acrylic
Wednesday, March 29 • starting at 10 am
Cat in the Window Collage

Using rice paper with watercolor or acrylic magnifies the possibilities If your painting in many exciting ways. The cat in the window is painted perfectly straightforward on watercolor board. The curtain of rice paper is then carefully added with matte medium. You may paint with watercolor or with acrylics using the watercolor method. The advantage of using acrylics is that the acrylic paint on the cat will not lift when you add the rice paper. You will receive a handout to follow. Bring your own supplies, including tape and paper towels. All supplies, including a new assortment of rice paper, are available for purchase at Town Hall Arts. 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 30  ~ 10 am to 1 pm

      Then second and fourth Thursday afternoons in April • 1 to 4 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.

Oil Painting with Heinie
Fridays, March 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 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.



Open Paint Wednesdays--Graphite
Wednesday, April 5 • starting at 10 am 
Drawing the Mouth of a Child

A small child’s mouth is different every time you look at it. Learn some tips to get you started on drawing the soft mouth of a child.  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, April 6 • 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.

Beginning Art with Susie
Every First and Third Thursday Afternoon

Thursdays, April 6, 20 • 1:30 am to 4 pm

To be announced
Size of class is limited to 8 students. Cost of class is $20.

Watercolor and Acrylic
Second Saturdays with Carol
Saturday, April 8 • 9 am to 4 pm 

Watercolor in the Morning • 9 am to noon 

Carol will furnish paint and brushes. Cost is $25.



Oil/Acrylics in the Afternoon • 1-4 pm 

Bring a blank 16x20 canvas. 

Carol supplies everything else. Class cost is $25.

Open Paint Wednesdays--Acrylics
Wednesday, April 12 • starting at 10 am

Using Additives for Texture


There is a large range of additives available to today’s acrylic artist. To create a textured effect for this doorway, we will add sawdust or dried egg shells to an acrylic impasto medium. Details on what to bring will follow. You may also bring along your music bird that we started several weeks ago and we will finish that in acrylics, too. 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, April 13 • 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.

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.


Open Paint Wednesdays – 
Pastel Pencil on Toned Paper

Wednesday, April 19 • 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. Try out our new pencil sharpener for pastel pencils in the classroom! 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 20 • 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.
Drawing with Judie
Two Saturday afternoons, April 22, 29
Details to follow.

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.
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.
Mosaics with Kathie
Saturday, May 6 • 10 to 2 pm
and Sunday, May 7 • 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--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. Details to follow.
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.

Illustration with Nicole
Saturday, May 27 • 1 – 4 pm

The Art of Illustrating Flowers with Nicole Caldwell of Stockton 

Learn how to interpret your favorite flower into simple and stylish illustrations. We will practice transforming fun 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. Class cost is $25.
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