Looking for something fun to do for you or your children? Take an art class! The Booth Art Academy offers a variety of art classes throughout the year for both children and adults. All art classes are open to the public but Booth Museum members receive a discount on registration. Prices and class offerings vary. All classes are held at the TRC building at 1 North Gilmer Street unless otherwise noted. To sign up for an art class, call central scheduling at 770-387-3849. Registration will end one week before the first day of class. The registration fee is fully refundable up to 14 days prior to the class.


Adults

2-Day Pastel Workshop with Artist Margaret Dyer, PSA-Master presented by the Booth Art Academy
The Figure in Pastels
Students will be taught a traditional pastel painting technique while working with a live model.  Emphasis will be on developing form using light and shadow.  Students do not need prior pastel experience but some drawing experience would be helpful.

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Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $225.00 for Museum members
$250.00 for not-yet-members
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2-Day Landscape Workshop with Artist G. Russell Case presented by the Booth Art Academy
Western painter G. Russell Case is inspired by nature, but he places little value on literal translations.  His sweeping, idealized versions of the western landscape are compositions that combine the beauty of the natural world with the rich imagination and originality of an artist’s mind. Influenced by the monumental scale of Maynard Dixon and the unfiltered color and light of Thomas Moran, Case’s work is simple, pure, and fresh.

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Tuesday & Wednesday, July 18 & 19, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $250.00 for Museum members
$285.00 for not-yet-members
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CLASS FULL – REGISTRATION CLOSED! 2-Day Landscape Painting Fundamentals Workshop with Artist Matt Smith presented by the Booth Art Academy
This workshop will focus on the foundational basics of sound art and how they relate to our subject, the landscape. A solid understanding of these fundamentals: drawing, value, design and color are essential when it comes to analyzing our subject and coming up with a plan to construct our painting. This is the information everyone needs to clearly understand before venturing into the field.

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Friday & Saturday, July 21 – 22, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $250.00 for Museum members
$285.00 for not-yet-members
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6-Week Drawing Class with Artist Nikki Davidson presented by the Booth Art Academy
This course is geared to all levels of experience in drawing.  The beginning student will learn the tried and true method of “Drawing From The Right Side Of The Brain” in pencil.  The student will learn the method in just one class and we will move forward from there.  The intermediate to advanced students are encouraged to work from their own photos or from those provided by the instructor.  Any dry medium is acceptable such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, or pastel.

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6 Consecutive Tuesdays, August 1 thru September 5
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $135.00 for Museum members
$150.00 for not-yet-members
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2-Day Landscape Workshop with Artist Ray Roberts presented by the Booth Art Academy
Ray Roberts is known to set up his easel on the edge of a cliff or in the surf to capture luminous light and magnificent, vanishing landscapes.  His use of vibrant colors, bold textures, and subtle shifting patterns of light are meant to perceive motion and bring the picture to life.  Like many landscape painters, Roberts depicts a spiritual and admiring connection with nature in his paintings

Thursday & Friday, August 17 – 18, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $250.00 for Museum members
$285.00 for not-yet-members
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2-Day Introduction to Encaustic Painting Workshop with Artist Helen DeRamus presented by the Booth Art Academy
Get started with this marvelous medium with demonstrations and hands-on painting.  Learn to use encaustic with mixed media and create finished paintings.  Topics covered include supports, making paint and medium, fusing, transferring photos, the safe  studio, and much, much more.

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Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 12 students
Materials list to be provided
FEE:  $225.00 for Museum members
$250.00 for not-yet-members
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3-Day Tree Painting Workshop with Artist Chris Groves presented by the Booth Art Academy
Learn how to analyze and draw information from reference material by creating color studies and basic layouts. Drawing and Composition will be heavily stressed as we learn various steps to organizing and painting trees, from outline drawing to massing and forming, to sky-holes and care with edges. There will be individual critiques throughout each day. Students are asked to bring any and all reference materials they may wish to paint.

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Friday – Sunday, September 15 – 17, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $350.00 for Museum members
$375.00 for not-yet-members
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2-Day Plein Air Workshop with Artist Brett Weaver presented by the Booth Art Academy
This two day workshop will begin by focusing on helping the student to plan and develop a good design. Brett breaks down the painting process into basic fundamental elements and encourages his students to keep their approach and subject matter as simple as possible. Brett will demo and lecture in the mornings and students will paint in the afternoon with one-on-one instruction and guidance. Discussions will also include the other important fundamentals of composition, drawing, edges, and textures.  Painting will take place in Downtown Cartersville.

Saturday & Sunday, September 30 – October 1, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE:  $250.00 for Museum members
$275.00 for not-yet-members
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2-Day “Introduction to Soft Pastels” Workshop with Artist Denise LaRue Mahlke presented by the Booth Art Academy
This workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of pastel painting, in the field and the studio. Participants will learn about the various types of pastel papers and homemade grounds, different types of pastels from hard to soft, drawing and painting techniques, how and when to blend, underpainting and block-in techniques, on location painting tips, and more.

Thursday & Friday, October 5 – 6, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $250.00 for Museum members
$285.00 for not-yet-members
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2-Day Oil Painting Workshop (The Secrets of Dynamic Landscapes) with Artist John Guernsey presented by the Booth Art Academy
Gain new insights and skills in color mixing, light and shadow theory, and brushwork, and create paintings with a professional and dynamic look. Gain confidence in the painting process, from start to finish, and learn ways to handle complex subject matter with great ease and simple gestures. Through a variety of lecture,  demonstrations, enjoyable practice studies, and one-on-one assistance, you be challenged to apply some unique techniques, and to think in new ways about oil painting.  Expect a focused, yet relaxed, atmosphere with lots of fun and camaraderie.

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $225.00 for Museum members
$250.00 for not-yet-members
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2-Day Watercolor Portrait Workshop with Artist Dylan Pierce presented by the Booth Art Academy
Focus on how to bring to life the features of a face; the eyes, nose, and mouth in watercolor. Dylan will demonstrate the process of layering and juxtaposing for beautiful skin tones. Principles for creating depth and realism and capturing personality, mood, and expression will be demonstrated.  This class is best for those at intermediate level. There will be step-by-step demos and time for you to paint with one-on-one help.

Thursday & Friday, November 16 & 17, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $185.00 for Museum members
$210.00 for not-yet-members
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2-Day Portrait Sculpture Workshop with Artist Kevin Chambers presented by the Booth Art Academy
This two day sculpture workshop will focus on classical portraiture. Students will build a life size bust from a provided live model using water based clay on a provided armature. The class will cover classical techniques and approaches for building a basic portrait and demos for creating each feature. Basic anatomy and how to obtain a likeness in your portrait will also be discussed.

Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 7 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE:  $250.00 for Museum members
$275.00 for not-yet-members
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Children

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Summer Camps

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Jr. Volunteers

Each year the Booth Art Academy seeks students who are interested in volunteering during Summer Camps. Currently all positions are filled. Please check back during the fall for the Jr. Volunteer application.


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Arriving From  I-75

  • Take I-75 to exit #288 to Main Street, Cartersville, Georgia.
  • Follow Main Street (Highway #113 / #61) into the business district – approximately 2.2 miles.
  • Turn right on Gilmer Street and go through the traffic light at the corner of Cherokee and Gilmer.
  • The Resource Center building and parking lot is on the right.

Arriving From the West on Highway # 113/ #61 

  • Take Highway #113 / #61 to Main Street, Cartersville, Georgia.
  • Follow Main Street into the business district.
  • After crossing the railroad tracks, proceed to the 1 st traffic light and turn left onto Gilmer Street.
  • Go through the traffic light at the corner of Cherokee and Gilmer.
  • The Resource Center building and parking lot is on the right.