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 Children | Summer Camps

Adults

6-Week Charcoal Drawing Class with Artist Nikki Davidson
Why charcoal?  Charcoal is one of the most forgiving and easy-to-learn mediums, it’s fun, and it promotes creativity!  Learn how to shade your drawings so that they take on a very realistic, 3 dimensional appearance.  This class is designed for beginners through advanced students so bring your original reference photos and let’s start drawing!

Six Tuesdays, February 24 through March 31
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
FEE: $100 for Museum members
$115 for not-yet-members
Materials list to be provided
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
Instructor: Nikki Davidson
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Introduction to Mosaics
This basic class is designed for the beginner with little or no experience.  During the first session, students will use both wood boards and bottles to create their works of art.  At the second session, students will learn how to apply grout and finish their pieces.

Tuesday, April 21 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and
Tuesday, April 28 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FEE: $60 for Museum members
$75 for not-yet-members
Price includes supplies
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
Instructor: Kent Mullinax

Booth Artists’ Guild Presents:  3-Day Portrait Painting Workshop with Cowboy Artists of America Member R.S. Riddick
In conjunction with the Cowboy Artists of America 50th Anniversary Reunion, please join Cowboy Artists of America Member R.S. Riddick in this 3-day workshop devoted to the portrait where students will work from a live model.  Mr. Riddick’s paintings are appreciated world-wide and hang in collections throughout the U.S. and abroad.  He has been named one of America’s top 100 most collectable living artists by the Encompass American Fine Art Newsbook.  In addition, he won 6 awards at the 2014 Cowboy Artists of America Annual Exhibit including Best of Show, the CAA Stetson award, and the Ray Swanson Memorial award.

Monday – Wednesday, June 22 -24, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE:  $350.00 for Museum members
$385.00 for not-yet-members
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Booth Artists’ Guild Presents:  3-Day Tonalism Workshop with Artist Chris Groves
Tonalism was an artistic style that emerged in the 1880’s when American artists began to paint landscape forms with an overall tone of colored atmosphere or mist.  Join artist Chris Groves in this workshop that will include lectures, individual critiques, and demonstrations.  Learn how to turn a typical daytime scene into a Tonalist painting.

Friday – Sunday, September 11 – 13, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $325.00 for Museum members
$350.00 for not-yet-members
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Children

In Stitches!  Introduction to 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 four new skills: dyeing, weaving, knitting, and felting.  These classes are an introduction to Fiber Arts and a sneak-preview of an exciting new camp coming this Summer to Booth Art Academy!

Four Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28, and May 5
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FEE: $50 for Museum members
$65 for not-yet-members
Price includes supplies
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
Instructor: Mersia Martin

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Summer Camps

For information and schedule on 2015 Summer Camps, click here.

Jr. Volunteers

For information and an application on becoming a Jr. Volunteer, click here.

 

Directions to the 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.