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.

Adults

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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Booth Artists’ Guild Presents:  2-Day Painting & Glazing Workshop with Artist Dr. Daniel E. Sachs
The traditional oil glazing technique taught by Dr. Sachs is taken from Renaissance techniques developed by the Venetians.  Learn to superimpose thin layers of oil glazes over umber and white underpaintings.  This will add a richness of saturated colors to your paintings not seen in most modern painting styles.  Students will paint on day one and glaze on day two.

Wednesday & Friday, April 13 & 15, 2016
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Minimum of 8 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:  6-Week Drawing Class with Artist Nikki Davidson
Beginning students will learn drawing and shading basics incorporating proportion, perspective, and three dimensional shading. Beginners will learn the skills needed to render realistic images with the “Drawing From The Right Side of The Brain” concept. Intermediate students will continue to develop their skills through assigned projects from the instructor but will be encouraged to bring their own reference photos to work from.

Six (6) Consecutive Tuesdays, August 2 through September 6, 2016
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 Nocturne Workshop with Artist Chris Groves
This workshop will consist of lectures and individual critiques. Class will begin with a lecture on techniques with respect to nocturnes, specific palette options, and use of techniques in color mixing, color theory, dominate color, and saturated color within the nocturne. Demos will follow, using value and temperature to render and paint a nocturne correctly, along with a quick history of artists painting nocturnes. Discussions will take place on how to turn a daytime photograph or painting into a nocturne.

Friday – Sunday, September 9 – 11, 2016
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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Booth Artists’ Guild Presents:  2-Day Workshop: Plein Air Concepts for the Studio Landscape Painter with Artist Amanda Lovett
Even if you never leave the studio, applying the basic Plein Air Techniques will improve your ability to add depth, atmosphere, and life to your landscapes.  This workshop will cover basic to advanced techniques of painting in Plein Air and how to apply them to your studio work or use them in the field.  This informative workshop will consist of instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on painting by each student.  Individual instruction will be emphasized!

Thursday – Friday, September 29 – 30, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE:  $255.00 for Museum members
$280.00 for not-yet-members
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Booth Artists’ Guild Presents:  2-Day Watercolor Basics Workshop with Artist Dylan Pierce
This class is perfect for those who have never painted with watercolor or those who want to get better!  We will pack as much as we can into this exciting workshop designed to teach students the basics of watercolor.  There will be demos and lots of one-on-one help.  Join us for the weekend and learn the fundamental techniques of controlling watercolor!

Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 13 students
FEE:  $185.00 for Museum members
$210.00 for not-yet-members
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Children

In Stitches!  Exploring Fiber Arts (Ages 7 – 12)
Have you ever wanted to weave a bracelet or knit a scarf?  If so, then jump into the wooly world of fiber!  Students will make fun projects while learning new skills like dyeing, weaving, knitting, and more.  This class gets you ready for our In Stitches! Summer Camp.

Four Tuesdays: April 12, 19, 26 & May 3
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: The Resource Center
Instructor: Mersia Martin
Fee: $50 for Museum members, $65 for not-yet-members
Price includes supplies
Minimum 5 students / Max. 15

Summer Camps

Pottery (Ages 7 – 12)pottery
All levels of potters are welcome in this class where you are certain to have lots of messy, muddy fun!  Learn the basic ceramic techniques of pinch, coil, and slab building and get plenty of time on the potter’s wheel.  Be ready to get dirty and have loads of fun!

Fee: $105  for Museum members
$130 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 15 students
9:00 am – noon (all classes/all sessions)

Session 1:  June 7 – 10 / Instructor: Peggy Cline
Session 2:  June 21 – 24 / Instructor: Peggy Cline
Session 3:  July 12 – 15 / Instructor: Whitney Rupp
*Glazing days are:  June 17, July 1, and July 22

Art Bugs (Ages 4 – 6)art bugs
Bring some color and excitement to your summer!  Try out all kinds of different art projects.  Enjoy this fun-packed and playful camp designed especially for our youngest artists!

Fee: $65  for Museum members
$85 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 20 students
9:00 am – noon (all classes/all sessions)

Session 1:  June 7 – 9 / Instructor: Natalie Goodwin
Session 2:  July 12 – 14 / Instructor: Natalie Goodwin

Graffiti Outbreak! (Ages 7 – 12)graffiti
Street Art is everywhere!  Learn how to create your own street art…legally!  Learn the “do’s and don’ts” and then practice on things as big as a wall and as small as a t-shirt.  Tags, murals, stencils, spray paint, and more!

June 14 – 17, 9:00 am – noon
Fee: $105 for Museum members
$130 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 20 students
Instructor:  Kent Mullinax

In Stitches! (Ages 7 – 12)in stitches
Have you ever wanted to weave a bracelet or knit a scarf?  If so, then jump into the wooly world of fiber!  Make fun projects while learning new skills like dyeing, weaving, knitting, and more!

June 14 – 17, 9:00 am – noon
Fee: $105 for Museum members
$130 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 20 students
Instructor:  Mersia Martin

Art Unglued! (Ages 7 – 12)art unglued
Prepare to go crazy with art!  Focus on creativity and learn to think outside the box while experimenting with art.  Make art in ways you’ve never thought of before!

June 28 – July 1, 9:00 am – noon
Fee: $105 for Museum members
$130 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 20 students
Instructor:  Mersia Martin

Art Soup (Ages 7 – 12)art soup
What do you get when you mix painting and drawing, then add a pinch of cartooning, a spoonful of sculpture, and a dash of mixed-media?  You get Art Soup!  Art, friends, and fun…the recipe for a great week!

July 18 – 22, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee: $200 for Museum members
$225 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 20 students
Instructor:  Booth Art Academy Staff

Art Soup is a FULL DAY / FULL WEEK CAMP!
Each camper must bring a sack lunch (with an ice pack if contents are perishable).
NO NUTS PLEASEWater will be provided.

Painting & Printmaking (Ages 7 – 12)painting printmaking
Jump in head first to this exciting and fast-paced camp where you’ll discover Seurat, Kahlo, Faith Ringgold, William H. Johnson, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Shepard Fairey, and many more!  No time for napping here!

July 26 – 29, 9:00 am – noon
Fee: $105 for Museum members
$130 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 20 students
Instructor:  Kent Mullinax

Jr. Volunteers

The Booth Art Academy is currently accepting applications for Jr. Volunteers. If you or someone you know is interested, click here for the application.

Directions to Booth Art Academy:Art camp_smaller

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.