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

Painting Demonstration and Conversation with Artist Howard Post presented by the Booth Art Academy
In third grade Howard Post decided to become an artist. When he was told he couldn’t make a living as an artist he became an illustrator. That career exposed him to many different approaches and subjects and taught him discipline. “You can’t sit around waiting for inspiration,” he says. Today, this native Arizonan is considered a master impressionist who shows the contemporary West in a modern fashion. This event will be moderated by Booth Executive Director Seth Hopkins.

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Saturday, October 28, 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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2-Day Oil Painting Workshop (The Secrets of Dynamic Landscapes) with Artist John Guernsey presented by the Booth Art Academy
Gain new insights and skills in color mixing, light and shadow theory, and brushwork, and create paintings with a professional and dynamic look. Gain confidence in the painting process, from start to finish, and learn ways to handle complex subject matter with great ease and simple gestures. Through a variety of lecture,  demonstrations, enjoyable practice studies, and one-on-one assistance, you be challenged to apply some unique techniques, and to think in new ways about oil painting.  Expect a focused, yet relaxed, atmosphere with lots of fun and camaraderie.

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Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $225.00 for Museum members
$250.00 for not-yet-members
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2-Day Watercolor Portrait Workshop with Artist Dylan Pierce presented by the Booth Art Academy
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.

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Thursday & Friday, November 16 & 17, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 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 2 & 3, 2017
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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Morning Workshop with Artist Kathy Forbes / I Have an Etsy Shop – Now What? presented by the Booth Art Academy
Etsy offers a great online storefront at a low cost, with a built-in audience who is already on the site searching for quality hand-made goods.  Whether you’ve never sold your art before or you are ready to reach a wider audience, selling on Etsy can be a good way to subsidize your hobby or grow your small business.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 35 students
FEE:  $35.00 for Museum members
$45.00 for not-yet-members
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4-Week Introduction to Pottery Class presented by the Booth Art Academy
Join pottery instructor Whitney Rupp for four sessions of clay exploration.  Beginner to intermediate level adult ceramic enthusiasts are invited to practice both hand-building and wheel throwing techniques in this pressure-free class.  Students will attend three consecutive Tuesdays and then return to glaze their pieces on March 6.  Cost includes clay, glaze, and firing.

4 Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, and March 6, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE:  $125.00 for Museum members
$150.00 for not-yet-members
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TWO WORKSHOPS! 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.

Friday – Sunday, February 16 – 18, 2018
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

Tuesday – Thursday, February 20 – 22, 2018
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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Painting Demonstration by Artist Z.Z. Wei presented by Booth Western Art Museum
Z.Z. Wei, Featured Artist for our 15th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering, will present a painting demonstration moderated by Booth Western Art Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins.  His work is at once lonely yet peaceful, playful yet dark.  Each oil is an exploration of the relationship between the power of nature and the strength of human beings, taking the viewer to a quiet place both half in shadow and half in light.  Make plans now to join us for this special event!  To learn more about Z.Z. Wei visit www.zzweiart.com.

Friday, March 9, 2018
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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2-Day Introduction to Printmaking Workshop presented by the Booth Art Academy in conjunction with Atlanta Printmakers Studio
Students will learn the basics of block printing, screenprinting, drypoint, and monoprinting.  No previous printmaking experience is required.  All supplies are included!  Join Booth Art Academy and Atlanta Printmakers Studio for this fun and educational program!

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Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25, 2018
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 20 students
FEE:  $125.00 for Museum members
$150.00 for not-yet-members
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3-Day Workshop “Painting Flowers in Oil – Alla Prima” with Artist Pat Fiorello presented by the Booth Art Academy
This workshop will help you approach painting flowers in oil directly with a loose, fresh, impressionistic approach. There will be demonstrations, instruction, critique, and guidance while you paint. You will learn approaches to understand and simplify flower shapes, depict form and depth thru observations of light and shadow patterns, and mix clean, vibrant color.

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Friday – Sunday, May 4 – 6, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $325.00 for Museum members
$350.00 for not-yet-members
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After School Art Classes – Art Explorers (Ages 7-12)

Students will experiment with a variety of different art materials and techniques in these structured, yet relaxed, classes designed to be instructional while allowing each artist to explore their own creativity.  All classes are held at the Booth Art Academy, 1 North Gilmer Street, Cartersville, GA 30120.  *Art projects will be original to each session and will not repeat. Click here for more information.

Art Explorers Session 2:  4 Tuesdays / October 3, 10, 17, & 24 (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Fee: $60 for Booth Museum Members
$70 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 6 / Max. 15 students

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Art Explorers – Mosaics & Handbuilding Pottery:  4 Tuesdays / February 6, 13, 20, and March 6 (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Fee: $60 for Booth Museum Members
$70 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 6 / Max. 15 students
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Summer Camps

2017 Summer Camps were a success! Thank you to all our participants, volunteers, and instructors. Stay tuned for more information on the 2018 Summer Camp 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.