Booth Art Academy

Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond, Opens Sept. 9

Looking for something fun to do? Take an art class! All art classes are open to the public and Booth Museum Members receive discounts. All classes are held at the TRC Building, 1 North Gilmer Street, Cartersville, GA 30120, unless otherwise noted. Classes are first come, first serve and registrations will end one week prior the first day of camp. The registration fee is fully refundable up to 14 days prior to the class or if class doesn’t reach a minimum number of participants.

CALL 770-387-1553 TO REGISTER!

Adult Classes

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 31 – September 4, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $150.00 for Booth Museum Members, $165.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Oil Painting 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.

Friday – Sunday, August 10 – 12, 2018
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $350.00 for Booth Museum Members, $375.00 for not-yet-members

5-Day Portrait Painting Workshop with Artist Seth Haverkamp / Learning to Paint by Learning to See

In this intensive 5-day workshop, students will concentrate on representing a portrait through large shapes with an emphasis on a simplified approach to creating a likeness. Working from a live model, students will begin painting the head with large shapes of value indicating where the features will be. Next, students will get a likeness of their subject by painting planes of the face and focusing on shadow shapes. By making large shapes progressively smaller students will begin placing simplified versions of the features until they have a fully developed portrait. The color palette will remain limited and students will see how to achieve many different “flesh” colors with very few colors on the palette. Seth will discuss how this leads directly into a multiple layered studio portrait. Seth will also discuss the similarity between painting from life and from photographs. We will next focus on the clothed figure, still-life, and color. Through color studies, students will learn how to paint the color of the light as an important aspect to painting realism. The final two days of the workshop will focus on bringing everything together as previously discussed and will consist of one long portrait or figure painting with in an interior scene. This will allow time for a more fully developed painting as well as direct experience in color relationships, perspective, value, and shape.

Monday – Friday, August 27 – 31, 2018
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $570.00 for Booth Museum Members, $595.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Workshop with Artist Chris Groves – Skyscapes Over Landscapes

We will cover how to convincingly paint a variety of types of clouds, from drawing to paint application, working with simple value, limited temperature, and edges to form clouds of all sizes and shapes. We will also cover how to form strong compositions with your clouds over different types of landscapes (buildings, marsh, seascapes, etc.), and how to tie them together to finish your paintings. Past and present artists will be covered by use of slides and books throughout the 3 days; along with demos, class discussions, and one-on-one critiques. Students will bring their own reference materials. We will use our color studies, created in class, to use with these reference materials.

Friday – Sunday, September 14 – 16, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $450.00 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, October 3 – 5, 2018
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $350.00 for Booth Museum Members, $375.00 for not-yet-members

1-Day Painting Demonstration with Artist Quang Ho

As part of our 16th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium, artist Quang Ho will be giving a painting demonstration on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Bergman Theatre.  Admission to this event will be $100 for museum members and $150 for not-yet members.  Registration is now open and spots are filling-up fast!  Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from this gifted teacher, master painter, and one of the greatest artists of our time.

Saturday, October 27, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
FEE:  $100.00 for Booth Museum Members / $150.00 for not-yet-members
Location: The Bergman Theatre / Booth Western Art Museum

3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Kathie Odom / Contagious Oil Painting

Be an artist, not just a good painter! Join Kathie in the excitement of expression through oil painting. Catch her love of painting plein air, expressive brushwork, and her joy of using beautiful color! For Intermediate to Advanced Students that are serious about plein air! I call myself a “Nostalgic Impressionist” as a way of identifying the subjects and style of painting that interest me most. Also, I am really passionate about plein air painting and allow myself to get lost in the wonderful process of it all!

Thursday – Saturday, November 8 – 10, 2018
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $350.00 for Booth Museum Members, $375.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Watercolor Portrait Workshop with Artist Dylan Scott Pierce

Focus on how to bring to life the features of a face; the eyes, nose, and mouth in watercolor. Dylan will demonstrate the process of layering and juxtaposing for beautiful skin tones. Principles for creating depth and realism and capturing personality, mood, and expression will be demonstrated. This class is best for those at intermediate level. There will be step-by-step demos and time for you to paint with one-on-one help.

Wednesday – Friday, November 14 – 16, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $225.00 for Booth Museum Members, $250.00 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 1 & 2, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 7 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE: $270.00 for Booth Museum Members, $295.00 for not-yet-members

1-Day Painting Demonstration with Artist Scott Christensen

In conjunction with our upcoming exhibition East/West Visions: Scott Christensen & Quang Ho, renowned landscape painter Scott Christensen will be giving a painting demonstration on Friday, January 18, 2019, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Bergman Theatre.  Admission to this event will be $100 for museum members and $150 for not-yet members.  Both an artist and a teacher, Scott Christensen is one of the most revered landscape painters in the country.  Participants will gain a greater understanding of the in-depth decision making process that goes into Scott’s work.

Friday, January 18, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
FEE: $100.00 for Booth Museum Members / $150.00 for not-yet-members
Location: The Bergman Theatre / Booth Western Art Museum

1-Day  Colored Pencil Technique Workshop with Artist Susan Gardner

The emphasis of this class will be on basic methods involved in drawing with Prismacolor colored pencils.  Blending methods, techniques of layering color, achieving specific textures, and framing the artwork will all be discussed.  Students will get hands-on experience drawing several objects during the class.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $90 for Booth Museum Members, $115 for not-yet-members

Interactive Presentation with Artist T. Allen Lawson – “The Abstract Qualities in Representational Art”

T. Allen Lawson is drawn to the quieter side of life. Over time he has developed a discipline of patiently observing and studying the often unnoticed rhythms and subtleties of his surroundings. In his paintings he strives to build layers and textures with pigment to create the abstraction and nuanced depth he feels in nature and the world around him.  Born and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming, the American West is an integral part of who he is.

Friday, February 8, 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
FEE: $25 for Booth Museum Members, $35 for not-yet-members
Location: Booth Western Art Museum – Bergman Theatre

3-Day Pastel Workshop with Artist Denise LaRue Mahlke

There is a quiet thoughtfulness to the work of Denise LaRue Mahlke. Her paintings convey a sense of restfulness and peace that reflect the spiritual connection she feels for the landscape. “My desire is to express through my paintings and drawings, the emotional impact that I feel in my experience of being in nature,  rejoicing and delighting in God’s creation. My hope is to give the viewer a deeper sense of connectivity to the beauty of nature and the joy that I find in Him.”  Intermediate to advanced students.

Monday – Wednesday, February 11 – 13, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 7 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $300 for Booth Museum Members, $325 for not-yet-members

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

This workshop is designed to show how to take a tonal painting, 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 achieve a better knowledge of the medium, 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 are welcomed.

TWO WORKSHOPS!!!
Friday – Sunday, February 15 – 17, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday, February 19 – 21, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $370 for Booth Museum Members, $395 for not-yet-members

2-Day  Painting Workshop with Artist Laura Lanford – “Fundamentals of Oil Painting Using a Light And Shadow Approach”

Learn how to speak with the visual language of paint by simplifying complex subject matter into basic abstract compositions.  Paint anything from life or photos of your choice!  Differentiate and establish 6 values to convey dynamic and clear paintings.  Values, design, clean color, temperatures, edges, drawing with shape, brushwork, drill/practice tips will all be addressed.   Demo included.  Beginner to intermediate students with some experience required.

Thursday – Friday, April 11 – 12, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $250 for Booth Museum Members, $275 for not-yet-members

2-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Amy Wilmoth Watts – “Opening Up” as an Artist

Growing up in the south did nothing to dampen Amy Watt’s Western dreams. Despite being born on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon Line, she has relentlessly pursued her cowgirl aspirations. Not only does she love to read Western history, she paints about it as well. Her Western heroes range from Quanah Parker to Kit Carson. Amy and her husband James live on a farm in Statham, Georgia where they raise beef cattle and ride and train Quarter Horses.

Friday – Saturday, April 26-27, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $225 for Booth Museum Members, $250 for not-yet-members

Children’s Art Camps and Classes

After School Art Classes (Ages 7 – 12)

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.

Session One
4 Consecutive Tuesdays,  September 4 – 25, 2018
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $60 for Booth Museum Members, $70 for not-yet-members

Session Two
4 Consecutive Tuesdays,  October 9 – 30, 2018
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $60 for Booth Museum Members, $70 for not-yet-members

Saturday Art Classes (Ages 7 – 12)

Students will learn about still-life paintings and see how Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, the leaders of Modern Art, each painted them in their own unique styles.  All of the supplies are included and students will take home a finished still-life painting in each session!

Session One – Picasso
Saturday, November 10, 2018
10:00 am to noon
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $25 for Booth Museum Members, $30 for not-yet-members

Session Two – Matisse
Saturday, December 1, 2018
10:00 am to noon
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $25 for Booth Museum Members, $30 for not-yet-members

After School Cartooning Class (Ages 7 – 12)

Learn shapes, movement, and perspective.  Discover how to develop your own characters and storylines.  All supplies included.
4 Consecutive Tuesdays, March 5 – 26, 2019
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $60 for Booth Museum Members, $70 for not-yet-members

CALL 770-387-1553 TO REGISTER!

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

CALL 770-387-1553 TO REGISTER!

The Booth Art Academy

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

770-387-1300