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.

 

CALL 770-387-1553 TO REGISTER!

Adult Classes

 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 5 – 7, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $475.00 for Booth Museum Members, $500.00 for not-yet-members

2-Day Pottery Workshop with Artists Jody & Susan Folwell

Jody Folwell has long been one of the important innovators in Pueblo pottery. She is a daughter of Rose Naranjo, sister of Michael Naranjo, and the mother of potters Polly Rose Folwell and Susan Folwell. Her pottery can be found in museums around the country and her work has been featured in numerous books, including “The Art of Clay” and “Legacy of Generations”. Her revolutionary work of the 1970’s changed the surface of Santa Clara pottery with her distinctive firings, use of various clay slips, and utilizing non-traditional design elements. Creative patina and a wide variety of subject matter in her designs, not only follow elements of traditional Pueblo subjects but reach out to current events of the world. Today, Jody continues to evolve in her art and each piece brings together different aspects of her long history of making pottery. (Source: King Galleries). Join Jody and Susan in this 2-Day Workshop where everyone will produce a beautiful keepsake or two no matter their skill level!

Thursday – Friday, May 13 – 14, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE: $300 for Booth Museum Members, $350 for not-yet-members
ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

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, May 19 – 21, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $570 for Booth Museum Members, $595 for not-yet-members

5-Day Intensive Portrait Workshop with Artist Seth Haverkamp

In this workshop we will concentrate on representing a likeness through large shapes. By making large shapes progressively smaller, students will begin replacing the big shapes with simplified versions of the features until they have a fully developed portrait. Students will work from a live model and the class size will be kept small to allow for more one-on-one instruction.

Monday – Friday, June 21 – 25, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 8 students
FEE: $600 for Booth Museum Members, $650 for not-yet-members

4-Day Landscape Workshop with Artist Bill Davidson / Getting Glowing Paintings and the Glow in Life

Students will learn critical information on how to create paintings that glow. This will include how a glowing sky and the landscape should relate for atmosphere and mood, designing the simple way, and how small mind-shifts get glow in your life and makes painting way easier. Students will also learn how to paint energetic looking and loose paintings and how to mix paint for color harmonies and proper values. This is a non-judgmental workshop so be prepared to enjoy yourself and learn a lot. Bill’s instruction is nationally sought after and he has done multiple STREAMLINE VIDEO’s on painting.

Thursday – Sunday, July 22 – 25, 2021
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

5-Day Portrait Workshop with Artist Sivananda Nyayapathi / Portraiture from Concept to Completion

This is a five day structured portrait drawing / painting workshop. The participants will start from the concept / design stage and take their art work to a completion by the end of the workshop. Participants may choose to draw or paint as they wish. There will be a drawing demonstration on the first day and a painting demonstration on the second day. There will be a lecture also that will cover fundamental concepts of model lighting, drawing for likeness, measurement, values, shapes, color, and painting techniques. The participants will work from a live model. Participants will get one-on-one critique and guidance as they work.

Monday – Friday, July 26 – 30, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $500.00 for Booth Museum Members, $550.00 for not-yet-members

6-Week Drawing Class with Artist Nikki Davidson

This course is geared to all levels of experience in drawing. The beginning student will learn the tried and true method of “Drawing From The Right Side Of The Brain” in pencil. The student will learn the method in just one class and we will move forward from there. The intermediate to advanced students are encouraged to work from their own photos or from those that I provide. Any dry medium is acceptable such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, or pastel. Students will also learn more about composition, value structure, edges, volume and depth.

6 Consecutive Tuesdays, July 27 – August 31, 2021
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $200.00 for Booth Museum Members, $250.00 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.

Thursday – Saturday, August 5 – 7, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $375.00 for Booth Museum Members, $425.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Watercolor Workshop with Artist Alan Shuptrine – “Americana”

Join renowned watercolor artist, Alan Shuptrine, for an Americana watercolor workshop! In this workshop, participants will to learn how to interpret and recreate realistic landscapes in watercolor including how to incorporate the color white. Including a nod to our American culture, with beautiful old barns and Old Glory, Alan will teach different techniques and methods for creating a watercolor composition. All skill levels welcome.

Thursday – Saturday, August 12 – 14, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $240 for Booth Museum Members, $290 for not-yet-members

2-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Nancy Franke – “Gesture & Feeling / Painting Studies of the Figure”

Any subject can be broken down into simple shapes. We will learn to see as painters, first by doing some quick studies from simple still life objects. Translating this understanding to painting the figure from photos will then be our focus, rather than creating detailed portraits, or rendering photographic images. Tips for simplifying the subject, while communicating gesture and feeling will be emphasized. We want to catch the truth in a light and effective way! A live model session will be offered on the second morning. Nancy will do demos each day and give lots of personal instruction. Bring big brushes, lots of paint, and expect to do 2 – 3 studies each day, as we experiment and have fun in a non-judgmental setting.

Thursday – Friday, August 19 – 20, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425 for Booth Museum Members, $475 for not-yet-members

5-Day Studio Landscape Workshop with Artist Dan Young / Simplifying Your Paintings to Create More Impact

The emphasis of this class will be on how to create paintings with more visual impact. The importance of fundamentals will be our starting point. This workshop will explore the process of making a piece of art instead of a copy of a photo. We will stress the importance of having a plan when you start a painting which will help tremendously with your success rate. Plan to create two smaller paintings daily. Bring photos and/or field paintings for reference. There will be demos, individual attention, and hopefully a few laughs.

Monday – Friday, August 23 – 27, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 12 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $540.00 for Booth Museum Members, $590.00 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, September 2, 2021
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Dawn Whitelaw / Painting Western Characters from Life

This workshop will focus on painting the figure (in western attire) from life. We will concentrate both on painting quick figure studies as well as longer (3 hours) poses. Weather permitting, the class may move outside for a session in natural light. While understanding the importance of painting from life, Dawn also strives to keep things simple, “It’s not about rendering every eyelash, but about finding the character for your subject and presenting the essential information.”

Wednesday – Friday, September 8 – 10, 2021
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $375.00 for Booth Museum Members, $425.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Chris Groves – “Between Realism and Abstraction”

This class will introduce the artist to the foundational elements of abstraction in order to loosen up in their painting. Emphasis on color theory, color notes, and sketches in various materials and tools will be discussed and demonstrated.

Tuesday – Thursday, September 14 – 16, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425 for Booth Museum Members, $475 for not-yet-members

3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Chris Groves – “Landscapes”

The classical approach of monochromatic under painting, directed observation, application of color, and glazing techniques will be discussed and shown.  Various techniques of drawing along with preliminary charcoal sketches, value and color studies, and fundamentals of color mixing will be covered. 

Friday – Sunday, September 17 – 19, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425 for Booth Museum Members, $475 for not-yet-members

3-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Artist Roger Dale Brown / The Intricacies of Painting the Landscape in the Studio

In this 3 day intensive workshop Roger will give a keynote presentation on the subject of building a good foundation in studio. The slide show and class will focus on developing a larger painting from foundation to the subtleties of brush work, techniques, color harmonies, tonality and impression of detail. There will be lots of information that will be given to the students in a understandable way. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced artists that want to push it to the next level. Come ready to work.

Friday – Sunday, September 24 – 26, 2021
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

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 29 – October 1, 2021
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

3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Richard Oversmith / Painting the Alla Prima Landscape

This workshop is designed for students to improve their impressionist landscape painting skills. Our goal at the end of the three days will be to paint with more confidence and with clear intent. Working on canvases with large brushes will help students focus on the bigger shapes of a composition. Emphasis will be put on paint application, values, edges, color harmony, and simplifying a composition to create paintings that have unity. Richard will demonstrate daily and show you stroke-by-stroke how he composes his vision. He will go through step-by-step how to edit, omit, and simplify certain elements of a painting to make a stronger composition. Students will come away with a deeper understanding of how to approach and execute a painting from start to finish.

Wednesday – Friday, October 13 – 15, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE: $430.00 for Booth Museum Members, $480.00 for not-yet-members

Open Studio – Short Pose

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 21, 2021
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

1-Day Workshop with Artist MC Poulsen / Painting the Falls of Yellowstone

Who doesn’t love the sound, the smell, the energy of falling water? Standing at the base of Yellowstone backcountry waterfalls is an experience that vibrates in my memories. Painting these waterfalls brings these memories to life. The Yellowstone Waterfall Project is a once in a lifetime experience that has spanned over 10 years. I look forward to sharing all of this with you. In the backcountry, I do my sketches on paper instead of canvas. Paper dries fast, transports easily and is light to carry. In this class, I will teach how to sketch on paper. Students can use oils, acrylics, or watercolors. Paper will be provided.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $175 for Booth Museum Members, $225 for not-yet-members

1-Day Workshop with Artist Nancy Cawdrey / Introduction to Dye on Silk Painting

This will be a fun exploratory class using various ancient and modern applications in silk painting, including gold and clear gutta resist, “no flow” technique, wet-on-wet, dry brush, washes, detailing, and so forth. Nancy will do short demonstrations to show the various techniques and sequences of silk painting, step by step. As in all water media, light to dark application of dye is important. We will learn the rules and then encourage participants to “break” the rules to achieve their own unique style. There will be opportunities to learn from each other. Materials will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own supplies, including silk, dyes, gutta, stretcher bars, etc. Participants are encouraged to bring some simple drawings/ideas to paint (butterflies, animals, sky photos, flowers). The format size will be 8″ x 10″ and 6″ x 6″.

Saturday, October 23, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $175 for Booth Museum Members, $225 for not-yet-members
All Supplies Included

PAINTING ON A FIRM FOUNDATION 6-WEEK OIL & PASTEL CLASS WITH ARTIST GARY BAUGHMAN

Do you feel a certain dissatisfaction with your artwork?  Do you want to improve but don’t know quite where to begin?  In this course you will acquire an understanding of how to make good choices in the preparation and the execution of better paintings. Your paintings will become stronger and more painterly.  The instructor will encourage you to make lively paintings via your selection of interesting subjects, center of interest placement, proper use of painting tools, and choice of attractive color schemes. Also stressed will be the color wheel and its use, value ranges, and construction of variable edge treatments.  The instructor will demonstrate as well as give easel-side coaching. Painting will be alla prima and one painting will be completed during each class.  Each session will conclude with a positive, encouraging critique.    

 6 Consecutive Tuesdays
October 12 – November 16, 2021
10:00 am –2:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $200.00 for Booth Museum Members, $250.00 for not-yet-members

4-Day Watercolor Workshop with Artist Mick McAndrews / Sophisticated Simplicity in Watercolor

Immerse yourself in the unique qualities of watercolor in this comprehensive workshop designed for painters looking to strengthen their skills in composition, expand their visual language, and develop their artistic voice. Create more interest in your paintings as you exploit the wonder and intrinsic beauty of watercolor. Discussions and demonstrations will emphasize the importance of developing dynamic shapes, value contrast, and edge quality to produce sound compositions. Working with a limited palette, simplifying scenes, atmospheric perspective, and color theory will also be addressed. Less experienced painters can follow along in step-by-step group paintings while more experienced painters will work from their own reference material with individual guidance as necessary.

Thursday – Sunday, November 4 – 7, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 20 students
FEE: $400.00 for Booth Museum Members, $450.00 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 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

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

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 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

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

Children’s Summer Art Programs

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES (Please read carefully):
All classes will take place Tuesdays – Thursdays, from 10:00 am to noon, with a short snack break at 11:00 am. Snacks and water will not be provided, but will be the responsibility of the parent. Please no nuts. Each student will be assigned to their own table. Masks will be required (students , instructors, and parents) at all times. Hand sanitizer will be available. The sign-in/sign-out table will be located along the sidewalk by the side-door entrance to room #6. No one should enter or exit through the front door of the Booth Art Academy/TRC. We will check the temperatures of each student each morning. Only staff and students will be allowed in the classroom. One parent per child should be responsible for drop-off/pick-up. Parents should maintain a 6’ distance while in the drop-off/pick-up line. Parents should speak with their children (prior to coming to class) about the importance of wearing their masks, using hand sanitizer, staying at their assigned table, and maintaining a safe distance from other students.

Let’s Explore: Color! (Ages 7 – 12)

Color makes artwork bold, bright, and exciting! Become a master artist by learning the basics of color theory. Create your own color wheel (an important tool used by professional artists) in a messy paint mixing experiment. We will then use our color wheels to create artwork that uses different color schemes!

June 1 – 3, 2021
10:00 am – noon
Fee: $60 for Museum members
$85 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 6 / Max. 8 students

 

Treasure Map Fun (Ages 7 – 12)

Let your imagination be your guide as we design and draw an authentic looking treasure map! Inspired by the journals and drawings of Lewis and Clark, we will plan the best route to buried treasure through landforms we encounter along the way. We will develop symbols and design a compass rose using a variety of art materials. Don’t forget to imagine what amazing treasure is waiting where the “X” marks the spot!

 June 8 – 10, 2021
10:00 am – noon
Fee: $60 for Museum members
$85 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 6 / Max. 8 students

 

 

Playful Patterns (Ages 7 – 12)

Our brain is wired to look for patterns in the world around us! Discover how artists play with patterns to create amazing artwork. We will look closely to identify organic and geometric patterns that we see every day and make playful, patterned artwork using a variety of mediums like paint, printmaking, and paper!

July 6 – 8, 2021
10:00 am – noon
Fee: $60 for Museum members
$85 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 6 / Max. 8 students

 

 

Messy Mixed Media (Ages 7 – 12)

Artists are adventurous and love to try new things! Get your hands messy as we try a little bit of everything by experimenting with lots of different art materials. Try out a little sculpture, a bit of drawing, a splash of paint, and then blend it all together in a mixed media work of art!

July 13 – 15, 2021
10:00 am – noon
Fee: $60 for Museum members
$85 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 6 / Max. 8 students

 

 

 

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