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

 

6-Week Drawing Class with Artist Nikki Davidson presented by the Booth Art Academy
Beginning students will learn drawing and shading basics incorporating proportion, perspective, and three dimensional shading. Beginners will learn the skills needed to render realistic images with the “Drawing From The Right Side of The Brain” concept. Intermediate students will continue to develop their skills through assigned projects from the instructor but will be encouraged to bring their own reference photos to work from.

Six (6) Consecutive Tuesdays, August 2 through September 6, 2016
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $100.00 for Museum members
$115.00 for not-yet-members
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Michael Goettee 1-Day Introduction to Acrylics Workshop presented by the Booth Art Academy
Spend the day with professional artist Michael Goettee as you learn the benefits of working with acrylic paint, hear how he comes up with ideas for his very unique paintings, and see how he incorporates 3D aspects and air brushing into his work.  This class is designed to let students paint, have fun, and learn about this versatile medium.  Don’t have acrylic paint?  Don’t worry…we’ll provide some!

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Saturday, August 6, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Materials list to be provided
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $125.00 for Museum members
$150.00 for not-yet members
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3-Day Nocturne Workshop with Artist Chris Groves presented by the Booth Art Academy
This workshop will consist of lectures and individual critiques. Class will begin with a lecture on techniques with respect to nocturnes, specific palette options, and use of techniques in color mixing, color theory, dominate color, and saturated color within the nocturne. Demos will follow, using value and temperature to render and paint a nocturne correctly, along with a quick history of artists painting nocturnes. Discussions will take place on how to turn a daytime photograph or painting into a nocturne.

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Friday – Sunday, September 9 – 11, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $350.00 for Museum members
$375.00 for not-yet-members
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Painting Demonstration with Everett Raymond Kinstler presented by the Booth Art Academy
World-renowned portrait painter Everett Raymond Kinstler will lead a painting demonstration as part of the opening ceremonies for his exhibition, Everett Raymond Kinstler: Journeys West and Beyond at Booth Western Art Museum. Kinstler has painted seven U.S. Presidents (including two official White House portraits), Katherine Hepburn, Tony Bennett, Gregory Peck, Paul Newman and John Wayne, just to name a few.

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Friday, September 16, 2016
10:00 am – Noon
Bergman Theatre
Tickets: $25 for Booth Museum Members
$30 for not-yet-members
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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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4-Week Introduction to Linocut Printmaking presented by the Booth Art Academy
If you are interested in printmaking but don’t know where to start, this is the class for you.  Linocut is a relief printing technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used as the relief surface.  Students will learn how to plan their design, cut their blocks, and produce an edition of prints.  No previous printmaking experience is required.  Maybe this is the year to create your own Christmas cards!

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4 Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 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

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

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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Children

Check back soon as more programming is announced!

Summer Camps

 

Art Bugs (Ages 4 – 6)art bugs
Bring some color and excitement to your summer!  Try out all kinds of different art projects.  Enjoy this fun-packed and playful camp designed especially for our youngest artists!

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July 12 –  14, 9:00 am – noon
Fee: $65  for Museum members
$85 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 20 students
Instructor: Natalie Goodwin

Pottery (Ages 7 – 12)pottery
All levels of potters are welcome in this class where you are certain to have lots of messy, muddy fun!  Learn the basic ceramic techniques of pinch, coil, and slab building and get plenty of time on the potter’s wheel.  Be ready to get dirty and have loads of fun!

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July 12 – 15 (Glazing Day: July 22)
Fee: $105  for Museum members
$130 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 15 students
9:00 am – noon (all classes/all sessions)
Instructor: Whitney Rupp

Art Soup (Ages 7 – 12)art soup
What do you get when you mix painting and drawing, then add a pinch of cartooning, a spoonful of sculpture, and a dash of mixed-media?  You get Art Soup!  Art, friends, and fun…the recipe for a great week!

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July 18 – 22, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee: $200 for Museum members
$225 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 20 students
Instructor:  Booth Art Academy Staff

Art Soup is a FULL DAY / FULL WEEK CAMP!
Each camper must bring a sack lunch (with an ice pack if contents are perishable).
NO NUTS PLEASEWater will be provided.

Painting & Printmaking (Ages 7 – 12)painting printmaking
Jump in head first to this exciting and fast-paced camp where you’ll discover Seurat, Kahlo, Faith Ringgold, William H. Johnson, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Shepard Fairey, and many more!  No time for napping here!

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July 26 – 29, 9:00 am – noon
Fee: $105 for Museum members
$130 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 20 students
Instructor:  Kent Mullinax

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:Art camp_smaller

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.