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. 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.

CALL 770-387-1553 TO REGISTER!

ADULTS

6-Week Drawing Class with Artist Nikki Davidson
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 that I provide. Any dry medium is acceptable such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, or pastel.  Students will also learn more about composition, value structure, edges, volume and depth.

6 Consecutive Tuesdays, July 31 – September 4, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $150.00 for Booth Museum Members, $165.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Artist John Guernsey / The Secrets of Dynamic Landscapes
Gain new insights and skills in color mixing, light and shadow theory, and brushwork. Create paintings with a professional and dynamic look. Gain confidence in the painting process and learn ways to handle complex subject matter with great ease and simple gestures. Through a variety of lectures, demonstrations, practice studies, and one-on-one assistance, you will be challenged to apply unique techniques and to think in new ways about oil painting. Expect a focused, yet relaxed, atmosphere with lots of fun and camaraderie.

Friday – Sunday, August 10 – 12, 2018
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $350.00 for Booth Museum Members, $375.00 for not-yet-members

5-Day Portrait Painting Workshop with Artist Seth Haverkamp / Learning to Paint by Learning to See
In this intensive 5-day workshop, students will concentrate on representing a portrait through large shapes with an emphasis on a simplified approach to creating a likeness. Working from a live model, students will begin painting the head with large shapes of value indicating where the features will be. Next, students will get a likeness of their subject by painting planes of the face and focusing on shadow shapes. By making large shapes progressively smaller students will begin placing simplified versions of the features until they have a fully developed portrait. The color palette will remain limited and students will see how to achieve many different “flesh” colors with very few colors on the palette. Seth will discuss how this leads directly into a multiple layered studio portrait. Seth will also discuss the similarity between painting from life and from photographs. We will next focus on the clothed figure, still-life, and color. Through color studies, students will learn how to paint the color of the light as an important aspect to painting realism. The final two days of the workshop will focus on bringing everything together as previously discussed and will consist of one long portrait or figure painting with in an interior scene. This will allow time for a more fully developed painting as well as direct experience in color relationships, perspective, value, and shape.

Monday – Friday, August 27 – 31, 2018
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $570.00 for Booth Museum Members, $595.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Workshop with Artist Chris Groves – Skyscapes Over Landscapes
We will cover how to convincingly paint a variety of types of clouds, from drawing to paint application, working with simple value, limited temperature, and edges to form clouds of all sizes and shapes. We will also cover how to form strong compositions with your clouds over different types of landscapes (buildings, marsh, seascapes, etc.), and how to tie them together to finish your paintings. Past and present artists will be covered by use of slides and books throughout the 3 days; along with demos, class discussions, and one-on-one critiques. Students will bring their own reference materials. We will use our color studies, created in class, to use with these reference materials.

Friday – Sunday, September 14 – 16, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $450.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Landscape Painting Workshop with Artist David Boyd, Jr. / Painting the Urban Still-life
David Boyd, Jr. has advanced the Urban Environment to its own art form. He finds beauty in our everyday life with his unique view of the world. So original is his composition that the subjects acquire a life of their own. David conveys the character he sees in the urban world and shares that insight with every student. Each day’s painting demo by David will be followed by individual instruction. Join us for this wonderful opportunity to study with David Boyd, Jr. learning to see and paint the “Urban Still-Life”.

Wednesday – Friday, October 3 – 5, 2018
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $350.00 for Booth Museum Members, $375.00 for not-yet-members

1-Day Painting Demonstration with Artist Quang Ho
As part of our 16th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium, artist Quang Ho will be giving a painting demonstration on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Bergman Theatre.  Admission to this event will be $100 for museum members and $150 for not-yet members.  Registration is now open and spots are filling-up fast!  Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from this gifted teacher, master painter, and one of the greatest artists of our time.

Saturday, October 27, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
FEE:  $100.00 for Booth Museum Members / $150.00 for not-yet-members
Location: The Bergman Theatre / Booth Western Art Museum

3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Kathie Odom / Contagious Oil Painting
Be an artist, not just a good painter! Join Kathie in the excitement of expression through oil painting. Catch her love of painting plein air, expressive brushwork, and her joy of using beautiful color! For Intermediate to Advanced Students that are serious about plein air! I call myself a “Nostalgic Impressionist” as a way of identifying the subjects and style of painting that interest me most. Also, I am really passionate about plein air painting and allow myself to get lost in the wonderful process of it all!

Thursday – Saturday, November 8 – 10, 2018
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $350.00 for Booth Museum Members, $375.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Watercolor Portrait Workshop with Artist Dylan Scott Pierce
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.

Wednesday – Friday, November 14 – 16, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $225.00 for Booth Museum Members, $250.00 for not-yet-members

2-Day Portrait Sculpture Workshop with Artist Kevin Chambers
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 1 & 2, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 7 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE: $270.00 for Booth Museum Members, $295.00 for not-yet-members

CALL 770-387-1553 TO REGISTER!

SUMMER CAMPS

Members only registration through February 28!

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.

DIRECTIONS TO 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.