Booth Art Academy

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.

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Adults

Booth Artists’ Guild Presents:  6-Week Drawing Class with Artist Nikki Davidson
Drawing in a realistic manner requires that you access the right side of your brain.  In this class, you will learn how to do that!  Students will learn this method on the first day of class and then spend the next 2 classes honing their skills.  The last 3 weeks will be spent learning how to shade in order to give your drawings a perfect 3-dimensional appearance.  All skill levels welcome.

6 Consecutive Tuesdays, August 18 through September 22, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $100.00 for Museum members
$115.00 for not-yet-members
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Booth Artists’ Guild Presents:  3-Day Tonalism Workshop with Artist Chris Groves
Tonalism was an artistic style that emerged in the 1880’s when American artists began to paint landscape forms with an overall tone of colored atmosphere or mist.  Join artist Chris Groves in this workshop that will include lectures, individual critiques, and demonstrations.  Learn how to turn a typical daytime scene into a Tonalist painting.

Friday – Sunday, September 11 – 13, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $325.00 for Museum members
$350.00 for not-yet-members
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Booth Artists’ Guild Presents a Featured Artists Demo with Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott, & Logan Hagege
Booth Western Art Museum welcomes as the Featured Artists for our 13th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott, and Logan Hagege.  Join us for this rare opportunity to watch these rising stars of Western Art paint the same western scene in their own unique style.  Booth Executive Director Seth Hopkins will moderate this exciting event.

Friday, October 23, 2015
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location:  Booth Museum’s Bergman Theatre
FEE:  $30.00 for Museum members
$40.00 for not-yet-members
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Adult Pottery
All levels of ceramic enthusiasts are invited to practice both hand-building and wheel throwing techniques in this pressure-free class.  If you’re brave, you can even try your hand at face jugs!  Students will attend three consecutive Tuesdays and then return to glaze their pieces on December 1.

Four Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, and December 1
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE:  $125.00 for Museum members
$150.00 for not-yet-members
Price includes supplies
Instructor: Peggy Cline
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Booth Artists’ Guild Presents:  2-Day “Perspective in the Landscape” Workshop with Artist Amanda Lovett
Remove the mystery around the word “perspective.”  In this workshop, you will receive the building blocks to understand one, two, and three point perspective.  Begin with the basics of the geometric shapes most often found in perspective drawing and take a journey all the way to the proper perspective of shadows.  Before you know it, perspective will become second nature.

Saturday – Sunday, November 7 – 8, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $255.00 for Museum members
$280.00 for not-yet-members
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Booth Artists’ Guild Presents:  1-Day Equine Art Workshop with Artist Elizabeth Lewis Scott
Explore the horse in form and motion as we cover the anatomy and gestures of this amazing animal.  Drawing materials are the primary medium for this workshop, however, students are encouraged to bring other mediums if they prefer.  Bring an example of your work for a “friendly” critique at the end of the day.  Artists of all levels will enjoy this unique class.

Saturday, December 5, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $85.00 for Museum members
$110.00 for not-yet-members
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Booth Artists’ Guild Presents:  3-Day Oil Painting Workshop / Harmony and the Landscape with Artist Cindy Baron
Cindy Baron is nationally recognized in both watercolors and oils, painting the grand landscapes of the western mountains and coastal shorelines.  She was raised in South Bend, Indiana and has had the experience of living all over the country.  She is a full time artist and conducts workshops and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design.  This workshop is designed to show how to take a tonal painting, build layers of color and harmonize.  All levels of artists are welcome.

Friday – Sunday, February 26 – 28, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $370.00 for Museum members
$395.00 for not-yet-members
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Children

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Come have some messy muddy fun!  Learn the basic ceramic techniques of pinch, coil, and slab building and have a day to experience the potter’s wheel.  Students will take home several completed pieces.  Students will attend three consecutive Mondays and then return to glaze their pieces on October 26.

Four Mondays, September 28, October 5, 12, and 26
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Fee:  $60 for Museum members / $75 for not-yet-members
Price includes supplies
Minimum 5 students / Maximum 15 students
Instructor:  Mersia Martin

1-DAY SATURDAY WORKSHOP / THE BOOTH MUSEUM COLLECTION!nieto
Painting Workshop (Ages 7 – 12)  
Spend the day painting your version of John Nieto’s Gray Wolf’s Favorite Mount.  Paint, eat pizza, and have fun!

Saturday, September 12
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Fee: $35 Museum members / $45 not-yet-members
Supplies included / Pizza served for lunch!
Minimum 5 students / Maximum 20 students
Instructor:  Kent Mullinax

1-DAY SATURDAY WORKSHOP / CLAUDE MONET & IMPRESSIONISM! Monet
Painting Workshop (Ages 7 – 12)  
Spend the day painting like Claude Monet.  Re-create one of his famous paintings and then paint your own Lake Allatoona sunset!

Saturday, November 7
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Fee: $35 Museum members / $45 not-yet-members
Supplies included / Pizza served for lunch!
Minimum 5 students / Maximum 20 students
Instructor:  Kent Mullinax

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Summer Camps

Check back often as plans are released for the 2016 Summer Camps!

Jr. Volunteers

Jr. Volunteer opportunities will start back in February 2016. Stay tuned!

 

Directions to the Booth Art Academy:

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.