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 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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1-Day Jewelry Workshop with Artist Leah Barr presented by the Booth Art Academy
Swirly-Curly Wire & Glass Bead Necklaces – Learn to twist, swirl, curl, and coil wire into beautiful shapes for embellishments and components, and use beads of all sizes to create a unique and eclectic necklace.  No experience is required and everything you need is included!  Plan to join us for this fun day of making your own jewelry.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $125.00 for Museum members
$150.00 for not-yet-members
All materials and tools included
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How to Collect Art: The Basics with Seth Hopkins presented by the Booth Art Academy
There’s a big difference between collecting art and buying art.  Many questions need to be answered and decisions made early in the process.  Important topics like educating your family about your collection, documenting your collection, and understanding how to evaluate a work of art before you buy it will all be covered.  Join Booth Western Art Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins as he shares the tools you will need to collect like a pro!

Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee: $25 for Museum members
$35 for not-yet-members
Location: Booth Western Art Museum / Bergman Theatre
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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.

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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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Sculpting Demonstration and Conversation with Featured Artist Chris Navarro presented by the Booth Art Academy
Chris Navarro, Featured Artist for our 14th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering, will present a sculpting demonstration moderated by Booth Western Art Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins.  Best known for his large bronze monumental sculptures, Mr. Navarro has gone from being a rodeo cowboy to one of the premier sculptors of the west.  Make plans now to join us for this special event!  To learn more about Chris Navarro visit www.chrisnavarro.com.

Friday, March 10, 2017
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location:  Booth Western Art Museum / Bergman Theatre
FEE:  $30.00 for Museum members
$40.00 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.

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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 Oil Painting Workshop with Artist Amanda Lovett  / Understanding the Essentials of Color presented by the Booth Art Academy
The best way to learn a difficult subject is to break it down into its simplest form. Color theory can become as simple as one, two, three. Using a three color palette, we will spend two days working through fun and interesting painting exercises that will help strengthen your understanding of color mixing, creating mood, color schemes and much more. The workshop will end by applying what you learn to your own painting!

Thursday & Friday, April 13 & 14, 2017
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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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 Painting Workshop with Artist Karen Appleton presented by the Booth Art Academy
This two day oil painting workshop focuses on seeing and mixing clean color combined with precise paint handling.  Painting still-life, specifically sandwiches and snacks, we will practice methods for keeping color so rich and thick you’ll be tempted to eat them.

Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21, 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 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.

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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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.