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 Workshop: Plein Air Concepts for the Studio Landscape Painter with Artist Amanda Lovett presented by the Booth Art Academy
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!

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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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1-Day Featured Artist Workshop with Merrill Mahaffey presented by the Booth Art Academy
Booth Western Art Museum welcomes Merrill Mahaffey as the Featured Artist for our 14th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium.  Mahaffey’s monumental  landscapes reflect his high standards of craftsmanship, exploration, and invention.  He has become one of the leading Western artists of our time and continues to lead the way for new generations of artists/explorers who will interpret the western landscape.

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Friday , October 21, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $150 for Museum members / $185 for not-yet-members
Materials list to be provided / Beginner to Advanced
Minimum 5 students / Maximum 15 students
Location: The Resource Center
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See Merrill’s work at www.merrillmahaffey.com

4-Week Introduction to Mosaics presented by the Booth Art Academy
Geared toward beginners, this class is for those who want to learn the basics of mosaic art.  Students will be introduced to the techniques, tools, and materials needed to create beautiful art.  Design, layout, cutting, adhesives, and grouting will all be covered and students will complete several projects during the class.  So, get ready to experiment and join us as we explore all the possibilities of mosaics!

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4 Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, and 30, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fee: $160 for Museum members / $185 for not-yet-members
All supplies included
Instructor:  Booth Staff
Minimum 5 students / Maximum 15 students
Location: The Resource Center

2-Day Watercolor Basics Workshop with Artist Dylan Pierce presented by the Booth Art Academy
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!

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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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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.

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Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, 2016
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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Western American Art History 101 with Seth Hopkins presented by the Booth Art Academy
Learn the history of Western Art from Catlin and Bodmer, through Remington and Russell, including the art colonies of Taos and Santa Fe, and on through the living masters of today.  Class time includes interactive discussions and gallery walks through the Booth Museum.  Suggested textbook: The West of the Imagination, Goetzmann & Goetzmann, available in The Booth Museum Store.

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Four Thursdays, February 9 & 23, and March 2 & 16, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students,  Maximum of 25 students
Fee: $100 for Museum members
$150 for not-yet-members
Location: Booth Western Art Museum
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3-Day Oil Painting Workshop / Harmony and the Landscape with Artist Cindy Baron presented by the Booth Art Academy
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.

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Friday – Sunday, February 10 – 12, 2017
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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1-Day Colored Pencil Technique Workshop with Artist Susan Gore Gardner presented by the Booth Art Academy
The emphasis of this class will be on basic methods involved in drawing with Prismacolor colored pencils.  Blending methods, techniques of layering color, achieving specific textures, and framing the artwork will all be discussed.  Students will get hands-on experience drawing several objects during the class.

Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $85.00 for Museum members
$105.00 for not-yet-members
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4-Week Introduction to Folk Art Face Jugs presented by the Booth Art Academy
Many historians believe that the first face jugs made in the United States were made in the Edgefield area of South Carolina by slaves.  These potters would work on their face jugs after their work of making functional pottery was done for the day.  Learn about these artistic expressions of slave culture and create your own face jugs with clay.

4 Wednesdays, March 15, 22, 29, and April 19, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fee: $160 for Museum members / $185 for not-yet-members
All supplies included
Instructor:  Booth Staff
Minimum 5 students / Maximum 10 students
Location: The Resource Center
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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.

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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Children

Check back soon as more programming is announced!

Summer Camps

Another summer has come and gone. Enjoy your fall and winter. Check back later for Summer Camps 2017 schedule!

 

 

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.