Booth Art Academy

Located in historic downtown Cartersville, the Booth Art Academy was founded to provide the community and surrounding areas with a place where artists of any level could develop their capabilities.  Adult students have the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized artists and instructors in any media, while younger artists can access camps and classes in pottery, painting, drawing, sculpture, and more. All students have access to study and explore Booth Western Art Museum’s world-class art collection!

Location:  All classes are held at the Booth Art Academy / TRC Building, 1 North Gilmer Street, Cartersville, GA 30120, unless otherwise noted.

Cancellation Policy:  All Booth Art Academy (BAA) programming is subject to cancellation if the minimum class enrollment is not met.  If BAA cancels a program, registered students will receive a full refund.  For BAA programs that are not canceled, registration fees are fully refundable up to 30 days prior to an adult class or workshop and 14 days prior to a youth class or workshop.  For cancellations less than 30 days (adults) and 14 days (youth) prior to a class or workshop, refunds will only be given if there is a waiting list with a student who agrees to take your place.  If not, no refund will be issued.  There will be no refunds or prorating for missed classes.

The Booth Art Academy is not responsible for issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for workshops missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond the Academy’s control.

The Booth Art Academy reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental to the Academy environment.

 

CALL 770-387-1553 TO REGISTER!

3-Day Landscape Workshop with Artist John Guernsey / The Secrets of Dynamic Landscapes

Gain new insights and skills in color mixing, light and shadow theory, and brushwork. Create paintings with a professional and dynamic look. Gain confidence in the painting process and learn ways to handle complex subject matter with great ease and simple gestures. Through a variety of lectures, demonstrations, practice studies, and one-on-one assistance, you will be challenged to apply unique techniques and to think in new ways about oil painting. Expect a focused, yet relaxed, atmosphere with lots of fun and camaraderie.

Wednesday – Friday, November 10 – 12, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $375.00 for Booth Museum Members, $425.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Figure Painting Workshop with Artist Seth Haverkamp / Energized Start, Graceful Finish

In this workshop, students will work from a live model to vigorously apply paint in simplified blocks to capture the gesture of the pose. Using a limited palette, students will paint with both thin and thick paint, in conjunction with wiping paint out, to achieve a successful drawing. Students will then work on pushing values to paint in the fall of light and add a three dimensional effect. Using a grey toned canvas with paint scumbled over it, with thick paint in the lighter areas, a fully realized figure can be achieved. Paint manipulation and brush handling will be discussed and demonstrated. Seth will discuss how this leads directly into a multiple layered studio figure painting. Seth will also discuss the similarity between painting from life and from photographs.

Wednesday – Friday, November 17 – 19, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $375.00 for Booth Museum Members, $425.00 for not-yet-members

4-Day Still-Life Workshop with Artist Elizabeth Robbins – “The Art of Still-Life Painting”

This workshop, focusing on the art of still-life painting (oil), will be four days, 9am-4pm daily with an hour lunch break. Elizabeth will discuss the concept of painting strong light and shadows, along with painting with emotion and not just copying what is seen. Elizabeth will do daily demonstrations and discuss important concepts such as composition, temperature changes, edges, and seeing things as shapes. There will be a strong emphasis on painting florals and vases. 

 Please visit https://inspiredtopaint.com/elizabeth-robbins-bio/ for the latest supply list and instructional videos by Elizabeth.

Tuesday – Friday, November 30 – December 3, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $400 for Booth Museum Members, $450 for not-yet-members

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 4 -5, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 7 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE: $300.00 for Booth Museum Members, $350.00 for not-yet-members
*25 lbs of clay included per student.

Open Studio – Single Pose

This 3-hour session will consist of a single pose and students will work on their own with a nude model.  There will be no instructor.  The class size will be limited to 10 students and all skill levels are welcome.  Participants will bring their own supplies.  Advance registration is required.  

Friday, December 10, 2021
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

Open Studio – Single Pose

This 3-hour session will consist of a single pose and students will work on their own with a nude model.  There will be no instructor.  The class size will be limited to 10 students and all skill levels are welcome.  Participants will bring their own supplies.  Advance registration is required.  

Friday, January 7, 2022
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

2-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Suzanne Barrett-Justis / Painting Your Pets

Let’s have fun painting your pets! Suzanne will be demoing the paintings of the two most popular pets, the cat and the dog. Students are welcome to bring photos of their own pets to paint or they can paint from the same reference photos as Suzanne. Learn how to start paintings by working with negative spaces, color block your pets into the substrate, and render your finished piece. Suzanne will also lecture and offer plenty of one-on-one instruction. The class will focus on Alla Prima painting covering everything from composition, color mixing, brush technique, using paint scrapers, and more. This class, for beginning to intermediate artists, is designed to be lighthearted and fun. There will be a drawing at the end, and 2 students will go home with Suzanne’s demos that were painted in class!

Friday – Saturday, January 14 – 15, 2022
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $225.00 for Booth Museum Members, $275.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Workshop with Artist Michele Byrne – “Impressionistic Painting with Palette Knife and Brush”

Learn to create dramatic paintings with a palette knife and impressionistic brushwork. You will learn how to design a painting through value and strong composition that will lead your eye through the painting to tell a story. You are the director and in this class I will show you how to direct the viewer’s eye with value studies and strong compositional plans. You will learn various techniques on how to hold the knife and make a great variety of marks. Information on paint manipulation and brushwork will also be included. Each morning there will be demos and in the afternoon I will spend time with each student helping them through the process.

Wednesday – Friday, January 19 – 21, 2022
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $350 for Booth Museum Members, $375 for not-yet-members

 

3-Day Landscape & Still-Life Workshop with Artist Phil Starke / “Light and Shadow”

This workshop will be about thinking in terms of light and shadow when looking at our subject (landscape and still-life). Students will learn how to use light and shadow to construct a good composition, set up simple values that capture the essence of a scene, and how to simplify the thought process of mixing color. Student will be using both photographs of landscape and still- life set-ups. We will go through the painting process from thumbnails to finished painting, touching on the fundamental principles of painting. Demonstrations will be in oil but acrylics and pastels are welcome.

Thursday – Saturday, January 27 – 29, 2022
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $540 for Booth Museum Members, $590 for not-yet-members

3-Day Oil Workshop with Artist Cindy Baron – “Harmony and the Landscape”

This workshop is designed to show how to take a tonal painting and build layers of color and harmonize. There will be a demonstration each day to talk about technique, composition, and design. I will work with each artist to help them achieve a better knowledge of the medium, as we work to a completed painting. Design, values, and colors will be discussed along with a critique at the end of the workshop. Photo references will be supplied or you may bring your own. Beginners to advanced students are welcome.

Friday – Sunday, February 11 – 13, 2022
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $475.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Watercolor Workshop with Artist Cindy Baron – “Innovative Methods to Bring Richness and Life to Your Landscapes”

A different, unique approach to creating watercolor paintings that sing. I will show you how mixing layers of paint with a limited palette will hold their vibrancy, harmonize, and create an atmosphere that is exciting and complimentary to nature. My watercolors are filled with richness and depth applied only by applications of washes of color that are transparent and opaque. As a watercolorist and oil painter, I am able to apply techniques from both to give my paintings a unique feel. You will learn a different approach to mixing, throwing color on paper, and letting them mix to appear more natural to nature. Step-by-step I will show you how my palette of colors, techniques and lifting of pigment will develop into a painting with harmony and atmosphere. I have a very unusual approach. I will share all my tools, materials, and knowledge. I will introduce gouache and show you how to bring an exciting, spontaneous life to your paintings. With this class you will be given an insight into the capability of what watercolor paintings can achieve. We will learn the importance of studies to help problem solve a composition, the importance of subtle value changes to harmonize a painting, and glazing techniques that unite a painting.

Tuesday – Thursday, February 15 – 17, 2022
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 11 students
FEE: $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $475.00 for not-yet-members

4-Day Portrait Workshop with Artist Michelle Dunaway / Capturing the Essence

During this four day intensive workshop, Michelle will lecture, demonstrate her painting techniques, and provide one-on-one instruction as students paint from life. The class will focus on Alla Prima painting, covering everything from composition and color mixing of skin tones to more advanced techniques such as color temperature which gives the visual illusion of the subject receding or coming forward in space.  The beautiful intricacies of edges and brushwork will be a main focus as a way to lead the eye through the composition, making punctuations in paint and resting spots for the eye. This tool can be observed in nature and portrayed in paint to evoke emotion and rhythms in the painting.  The class will do three paintings over the four days:  two head studies and a two-day pose that covers advanced techniques for capturing a likeness, painting hands,  and placing the sitter in an environment.  Michelle will also do a slideshow of her work, including step-by-step photographs of her more elaborate finished studio work, while discussing things to keep in mind when taking a study back into the studio to make a completed work for the gallery. Beginners to advanced students are welcome as Michelle will work one-on-one with each student to help them achieve their next level in painting and give students  specific guidance to meet their individual artistic goals.

 Tuesday – Friday, February 22– 25, 2022
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $750.00 for Booth Museum Members, $775.00 for not-yet-members 

3-Day Landscape Workshop with Artist TJ Cunningham / Accurately & Expressively Painting Trees
I often hear the remark that painting the landscape is easier than painting a portrait because “trees don’t care if you get their branches wrong.” While I see the point, as a professional landscape artist, I am acutely aware of the tremendous importance of trees in a painting and the pressure to paint them convincingly. If you have ever tried to paint a tree, you know exactly what I mean. That’s why I am teaching this intensive workshop all about trees. We’ll look at basic tree species and best practices to identify and paint them during our time together. I’ll introduce you to painters, historic and contemporary, who paint trees masterfully. Most importantly, we’ll paint together, and I will carefully explain and demonstrate my approach to painting trees. This studio workshop will include lots of personal instruction and daily demonstrations. Reference photographs will be provided.

Thursday – Saturday, March 3 – 5, 2022
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 9 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE: $480 for Booth Museum Members, $530 for not-yet-members

3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Kathie Odom / Cabin Fever: Painting the Countryside

While awaiting Spring, join Kathie in the studio and in the field as together you explore oil painting old structures in the landscape. Beginner to advanced students with some experience preferred.
Monday – Wednesday, March 7 – 9, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $475.00 for not-yet-members

Open Studio – Single Pose

This 3-hour session will consist of a single pose and students will work on their own with a nude model.  There will be no instructor.  The class size will be limited to 10 students and all skill levels are welcome.  Participants will bring their own supplies.  Advance registration is required.  

Friday, March 18, 2022
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

3-Day Landscape Studio Workshop with Artist Dave Santillanes / Capturing the Atmosphere
This 3-day workshop is for all levels and will focus on designing a studio painting from plein air studies and/or photos. Artists will learn to analyze the information they gathered in the field, interpreting color and value relationships in order to create depth in a landscape painting. Many outdoor painting principles will be discussed – including how to design a landscape and the importance of values, shapes, and edges – but with a greater focus on composing a finished piece. There will be slide presentations, demonstrations, critiques, and lots of one-on-one instruction.

Thursday – Saturday, April 7 – 9, 2022
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $450 for Booth Museum Members, $500 for not-yet-members

3-Day Landscape/Plein Air Workshop with Artist Kathleen Dunphy

Frustrated with trying to catch the ever-changing light condition while painting outdoors? Always wanted to learn about plein air painting but have been afraid to try it? Need some inspiration to kick-start your work? This class is for you!  Join Kathleen Dunphy, award-winning oil painter, for an intensive workshop of painting landscapes on location. Kathleen will walk you through her process for creating dynamic, light-filled paintings.  All levels welcome, beginner to professional. This workshop starts with a comprehensive lecture on the fundamentals of good painting and tips for plein air work. Kathleen will discuss using her limited palette and show students how to simplify the plein air experience. Workshop includes lectures, hand-outs, demonstrations, lots of one-on-one instruction and painting on location at various picturesque sites. Kathleen demonstrates her painting technique and students get the opportunity to paint several studies in this high-energy, 3-day class. Students must provide their own art supplies, meals, and transportation to and from painting sites. Space is limited so register early! 

Friday – Sunday, April 22 – 24, 2022
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $650 for Booth Museum Members, $700 for not-yet-members

 

3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Patrick Saunders / Painting Without Borders

Explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography with award winning painter Patrick Saunders. Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex with one approach. Patrick will demonstrate the process of simplifying the subject and moving to finish as rapidly as possible in order to add more energy and excitement to your painting. Students will learn about composition, value, texture, color temperature and accuracy in paint application. While Patrick will be demonstrating in oil paint, students are welcome to use acrylic and pastels, as the approach and concepts will be interchangeable.

Sunday – Tuesday, May 1 – 3, 2022
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $475.00 for Booth Museum Members, $525.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Floral Painting Workshop with Artist Patrick Saunders / The Dynamic Floral in Oils

The painted floral requires a balance of spontaneity and accuracy, a perfect subject to practice adding energy to all of your paintings. Learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, how to start and when to stop. Each day will include a full demonstration followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings with frequent one-on-one instruction. We will work from both photos and cut flowers in the studio. Class size is limited to 15, so that each student can receive the maximum amount of interaction with the instructor. A suggested materials list will be provided prior to the class.

Wednesday – Friday, May 4 – 6, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $475.00 for Booth Museum Members, $525.00 for not-yet-members

Open Studio – Short Poses

This 3-hour session will consist of multiple short poses and students will work on their own with a nude model.  There will be no instructor.  The class size will be limited to 10 students and all skill levels are welcome.  Participants will bring their own supplies.  Advance registration is required.  

Friday, May 13, 2022
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

3-Day Workshop with Artist Marc Chatov / Still-Life Painting in Oils

“I have found the still-life to be the most biographical form of painting.  Even a self-portrait is not so revealing of an artist’s personality.  The objects, atmosphere, lighting and composition bring forth a sense of the artist’s being.  His/her mood, character, and interest all are reflected in the still-life.”  Chatov’s workshop environments are casual, encouraging, and informative.  This workshop will be centered on utilizing objects of personal interest to develop compositions and design.  Marc will discuss his use of color, value relationships, and understanding the importance of esthetics.  Marc will give a demonstration in the mornings followed by individual instruction. 

Thursday – Saturday, May 19 – 21, 2022
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $475 for Booth Museum Members, $525 for not-yet-members

4-Day Landscape Workshop with Artist Bill Davidson / Painting Smarter Not Harder

In this “Painting Smarter Not Harder” workshop, students learn to see a better way quicker which will spark confidence and imagination, all while having lots of fun.  The following topics will all be covered: 1) choosing the best attitude to eliminate confusing mental thoughts, 2) why your materials may be defeating you, 3) the simplest way to learn to see better, 4) three simple questions to create foolproof designs, 5) how to easily nail your values, 6) how to create a simplified mother color wash, 7) the simplest way to mix exciting colors, temperatures, and harmonies, 8) how to apply textured, layered paint without mud or nasty grays, 9) how to use chromatic black as a game changer, 10) the easiest order of places to paint first, 11) how to check your shapes , edges, and depth, 12) the key questions needed to make a great finish.  Bill’s workshops are about losing ego, having fun, accelerated growth,  and learning in a spirited atmosphere. Join the fun and warp speed your growth!  Please visit billdavidson.biz for the latest supply list.

Thursday – Sunday, July 21 – 24, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $630.00 for Booth Museum Members, $680.00 for not-yet-members

Open Studio – Single Pose

This 3-hour session will consist of a single pose and students will work on their own with a nude model.  There will be no instructor.  The class size will be limited to 10 students and all skill levels are welcome.  Participants will bring their own supplies.  Advance registration is required.  

Thursday, August 4, 2022
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

3-Day Master Portraiture Workshop with Artist Igor Babailov, Hon.RAA, KStA, MFA(PhD), D.Litt.(Hon.Causa)

This workshop is a rare opportunity to learn the insights of portraiture and advance your skills in painting and drawing portraits from life. If one can comfortably paint a portrait entirely from life, one will always be able to work from photographs as well, and not the other way around, this is the reality!  The workshop features:  beautiful life models, master demonstrations, and one-on-one instruction by Igor Babailov.  To learn more about Igor visit: www.babailov.com

Friday – Sunday, August 5 – 7, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $715.00 for Booth Museum Members, $765.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Pastel & Oil Workshop with Artist Margaret Dyer

In Margaret’s workshops students are taught a traditional pastel & oil painting technique. Working with a live model, students will explore drawing, composition, anatomy, proportion, value, color and pastel application. Emphasis will be on developing form using light and shadow using Margaret’s easy step-by-step method. For those who are bewildered by color or are wanting to speed up and become less tight in their work, this is an excellent class to take. Students do not need prior pastel experience. Some drawing would be helpful, but not imperative.

Wednesday – Friday, August 10 – 12, 2022
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $475.00 for not-yet-members

 

3-Day Figure Painting Workshop with Artist Seth Haverkamp / Energized Start, Graceful Finish

In this workshop, students will work from a live model to vigorously apply paint in simplified blocks to capture the gesture of the pose. Using a limited palette, students will paint with both thin and thick paint, in conjunction with wiping paint out, to achieve a successful drawing. Students will then work on pushing values to paint in the fall of light and add a three dimensional effect. Using a grey toned canvas with paint scumbled over it, with thick paint in the lighter areas, a fully realized figure can be achieved. Paint manipulation and brush handling will be discussed and demonstrated. Seth will discuss how this leads directly into a multiple layered studio figure painting. Seth will also discuss the similarity between painting from life and from photographs.

Wednesday – Friday, August 17 – 19, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $475.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Artist Amanda Lovett / Plein Air Concepts for Studio Landscape Painting

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 out in the field. It’s a matter of learning how to see, deciding what’s important to the scene, and recognizing how much information you can lose in a photo. I’ll show you how to gather information every time you set foot outside, even when you’re not painting. Join me for three days of lively demos, hands-on painting and one-on-one instruction.

Wednesday – Friday, August 24 – 26, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $475.00 for not-yet-members

2-Day Oil Workshop with Artist Amanda Lovett / Finishing Touches

How many paintings have you started, on your own or in a workshop, that you always wanted to finish but haven’t been sure what to do next? Do you feel you need just a few suggestions or a bit of instruction to get you to the point of completing those ‘started’ paintings tucked away in your studio? This class will include ideas on painting ‘back in’ to a dry oil painting, how to match color when doing so, and many other helpful tips to make your life easier in the future. Whether you are looking to complete existing paintings, or just get a better understanding of how to go about putting those finishing touches that really make your painting sing, my goal is to help you focus on an area of painting that can sometimes be overlooked in workshops. A special supply list will be available when you sign up and it is certainly best, but not necessarily required, to have reference material for the paintings you wish to complete.

Saturday – Sunday, August 27 – 28, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $285.00 for Booth Museum Members, $335.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Landscape Painting Workshop with Artist David Boyd, Jr. / Painting the Urban Still-Life

David Boyd, Jr. has advanced the Urban Environment to its own art form.  He finds beauty in our everyday life with his unique view of the world.  So original is his composition that the subjects acquire a life of their own.  David conveys the character he sees in the urban world and shares that insight with every student.  Each day’s painting demo by David will be followed by individual instruction.  Join us for this wonderful opportunity to study with David Boyd, Jr. learning to see and paint the “Urban Still-Life”.

Wednesday – Friday, September 7 – 9, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $400.00 for Booth Museum Members, $450.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Artist Lori Putnam / Take It Inside: A Studio Workshop

Leave this workshop motivated to make the most of your time in the studio. Lori believes that working both en plein air AND indoors expedites an artist’s growth at lightening speed. She divides her time equally among the two, not just producing, but experimenting and stretching the bounds of creativity. Demonstrations, lessons, and group exercises will be both fun and informative. Some areas you can expect to explore in this workshop: Have failed plein air and studio work? Lori will help you! Know when (and how) to save ‘em, scrap ‘em, or pitch ‘em. Love working from life? You won’t believe some the painting inspiration you will find right under your nose. Wanting to experiment, play with color, and loosen up? There’s a full day for that one. Wear your old clothes! Wondering if you have any ‘real’ creativity in you? Lori will pull out creativity you didn’t even know you had. *The entirety of this workshop will be held indoors. *Experience Level: Advanced-Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Painters welcome.

Wednesday – Friday, September 28 – 30, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $550.00 for Booth Museum Members, $600.00 for not-yet-members

Open Studio – Short Poses

This 3-hour session will consist of multiple short poses and students will work on their own with a nude model.  There will be no instructor.  The class size will be limited to 10 students and all skill levels are welcome.  Participants will bring their own supplies.  Advance registration is required.  

Thursday, October 6, 2022
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

Plein Air Painters of America Week at The Booth Art Academy
Hosted by Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
October 23 -28, 2022

Join us at the Booth Art Academy where artists will have the unique opportunity to study with Plein Air Painters of America master instructors Chris Morel, Spike Ress, Roger Dale Brown, and Marc Hanson!

Cost: $850 per student for Booth Museum Members and $950 per student for not-yet-members. Students will receive four days of instruction, one full day of artist lectures, and Booth Museum admission for the week. A ‘lecture only’ option is available for $150.

Format: PAPA instructors will work in teams of two (Chris Morel & Spike Ress and Roger Dale Brown & Marc Hanson). Students will participate in 2 two-day workshops, first with one team of instructors and then with the other team of instructors. This will allow students to receive instruction from all four PAPA instructors. The week will kick-off on Monday with a full day of artist lectures by the PAPA instructors.

Painting Locations: All of the workshops will be outdoors in and around Cartersville, GA. In the event of inclement weather, workshops will be moved indoors to the Booth Art Academy.

Registration: A $500 deposit will be required to register. Final balance payments can be made by calling Kent Mullinax at 770.387.1553 no later than 30 days prior to the start of the event. Registration fees are fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the start of the event. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start of the event, refunds will only be given if there is a waiting list with a student who agrees to take your place. Students will be responsible for their accommodations, transportation, meals, and supplies.

3-Day Figure Workshop with Artist Peggi Kroll-Roberts / The Figure in Oil – Studio and Plein Air

In this workshop, the figure will be the subject matter; however, the focus will be on improving drawing skills and seeing values and colors correctly, along with understanding their relationships to each other.  There will be daily demonstrations emphasizing the big shapes and establishing their relationships correctly.  This provides a springboard to adding additional information, if the individual artist desires.  Students will address design and technique in a manner in which the individual artist may express themselves in a personal way.  Students will experience many specific assignments, which will help them to “get to the point a little more quickly.”  Be ready to cover a lot of canvas and to “learn through earnest mileage.”  Students will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction and individual demonstrations will be given as needed.  ***Oil, acrylic, gouache, and watercolor are all welcome.  This workshop will be both in the studio and outdoors. 

Wednesday – Friday, November 2 – 4, 2022
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $500.00 for Booth Museum Members, $550.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Artist Don Demers – “The How and Why of Landscape Painting”

This three day course will focus on painting on location (plein air) as a form of study and not as a performance art.  We will discuss and examine not only “how” to create work outdoors, but also the all-important “why”.  This conceptual aspect of painting is something that many artists pass by and it is the very essence of artistic intent.  We will be working primarily outside and approaching our subjects with methods ranging from sketching (visual journaling) to simple color studies to more developed and finished works.  This class is intended for experienced painters.  All media are welcome, however the daily demos will be conducted in oil.  I will also be doing short demos in charcoal and white chalk on gray paper.

Wednesday – Friday, November 9 – 11, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $570 for Booth Museum Members, $620 for not-yet-members

3-Day Landscape Workshop with Artist John Guernsey / The Secrets of Dynamic Landscapes

Gain new insights and skills in color mixing, light and shadow theory, and brushwork. Create paintings with a professional and dynamic look. Gain confidence in the painting process and learn ways to handle complex subject matter with great ease and simple gestures. Through a variety of lectures, demonstrations, practice studies, and one-on-one assistance, you will be challenged to apply unique techniques and to think in new ways about oil painting. Expect a focused, yet relaxed, atmosphere with lots of fun and camaraderie.
Wednesday – Friday, November 30 – December 2, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $400.00 for Booth Museum Members, $450.00 for not-yet-members

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 3 – 4, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 7 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE: $325.00 for Booth Museum Members, $375.00 for not-yet-members
*25 lbs of clay included per student.

Open Studio – Single Pose

This 3-hour session will consist of a single pose and students will work on their own with a nude model.  There will be no instructor.  The class size will be limited to 10 students and all skill levels are welcome.  Participants will bring their own supplies.  Advance registration is required.  

Friday, December 9, 2022
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

Location:
The Booth Art Academy
1 North Gilmer Street
Cartersville, GA 30120

CALL 770-387-1553 TO REGISTER!

The Booth Art Academy

Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Drive
PO Box 3070
Cartersville, Georgia 30120

770-387-1300