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.

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ADULTS

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 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?
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.

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
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
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
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
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!

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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Plein Air Painters of America Week
March 26-30, 2018
Artists will have the rare opportunity to study with some of the greatest plein air painters in America. Plein Air Painters of America master instructors Kenn Backhaus, Jill Carver, Len Chmiel, Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith, Skip Whitcomb, and Dan Young are coming to the southeast to teach at the Booth Art Academy.

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3-Day Pastel Workshop with Artist Denise LaRue Mahlke/Pastels 101 – First Steps  in Pastel Painting
This workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of pastel painting, in the field and the studio. Participants will learn about the various types of pastel papers and homemade grounds, different types of pastels from hard to soft, drawing and painting techniques, how and when to blend, underpainting and block-in techniques, on location painting tips, and more.  Note: Returning students and intermediate students will have the opportunity to work on more advanced techniques.

Wednesday – Friday, April 4 – 6, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $300.00 for Museum members
$325.00 for not-yet-members
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3-Day Workshop “Painting Flowers in Oil – Alla Prima” with Artist Pat Fiorello
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.

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): Mosaics & Handbuilding Pottery
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.

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.

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.