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 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 18 – 20, 2020
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 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, December 2 – 4, 2020
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

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 5 -6, 2020
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 7 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE:  $290.00 for Booth Museum Members, $315.00 for not-yet-members

*25 lbs of clay included per student.  

6-Week Oil Painting Class with Artist Celeste McCollough – “The Landscape in Color”

The class will explore all aspects of landscape painting with a particular emphasis on color. Strategies will be taught about how to use the building blocks of color to make the painting feel harmonious and pleasing so as to express a particular statement about the subject. Brief demonstrations will be presented throughout the six weeks to emphasize particular points and each student will receive one-on-one instruction. Bring some of your favorite photographic or other references to work from. The class will be taught in oil paints.  All levels welcome.

6 Consecutive Tuesdays
January 5 – February 9, 2021
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $170 for Booth Museum Members, $195 for not-yet-members

2-Day Studio Pastel Workshop with Artist Karen Margulis / Expressive Pastels: Loosen Up and Add some Spice to your Paintings

It has been said that as artists we are either moving toward or away from abstraction. No matter where we fall on this journey we can all benefit from ideas to help us create more expressive paintings. I am always striving to interpret my subject by including my own personal touch rather than copying the reference or painting exactly the way I see it. On day one of the workshop I will share some of the ways I have discovered that help me paint in a more expressive ‘loose’ manner. I will introduce a simple method for a successful pastel painting from the planning stage to the addition of those final important spices! On the second day we will explore the use of underpaintings and how they contribute to more expressive pastel paintings. I will demonstrate two different underpainting techniques. Students will use an underpainting to develop their paintings. There will be demos, handouts and plenty of individual help at the easel during the workshop.

Friday – Saturday, January 22 – 23, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $290.00 for Booth Museum Members, $315.00 for not-yet-members

Open Sudio – 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, January 29, 2021
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

3-Day Wildlife Painting Workshop with Artist Greg Beecham / Sculpting with Paint
The emphasis of this workshop will be on equipping each attendee with the tools necessary to attain their own next level. This process will involve painting demonstrations by Greg as he teaches and answers questions. Greg will work alongside each person as they paint while also helping problem solve. He will critique the work of those students who desire it. Greg will also self-critique his own work to give students an awareness of his procedures, progress, mistakes, etc.
*Intermediate to advanced students.
Wednesday – Friday, February 3 – 5, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE: $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $450.00 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 12 – 14, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $450.00 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 16 – 18, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $450.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Landscape Workshop with Artist Thomas Caleb Goggans / Reflecting the Land and Sky

Few things are more mesmerizing than a mirrored landscape in beautiful water. Capturing such richly layered scenes is achieved through confident use of color, well-articulated light, accurate drawing, and an organized approach. Thomas Caleb Goggans, a nationally recognized contemporary naturalist painter, will help each attendee approach composing an image with confidence, gain a deeper understanding of paint and color, a greater mastery of materials, and discover the power of a strong plan coupled with experimentation.  Participants will learn about developing a clear vision, applying intentional progression, and achieve inspiring artwork through demonstrations, info loaded talks, personal critiques, and individual guidance in this three day workshop.

Thursday – Saturday, March 11 – 13, 2021
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

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 19, 2021
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

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, March 25 – 26, 2021
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

4-Day Landscape Oil Workshop with Artist Scott Christensen / Developing Your Artistic Thoughts

This four-day landscape oil painting workshop is dedicated to helping the artist make more informed decisions with their outdoor paintings. Combining indoor lectures, painting, and demonstrations, the artist will gain a greater understanding of the in-depth decision-making process to further support and guide their work.  

Wednesday – Saturday, April 14 – 17, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Participants: 15
FEE:  $1,350 for Booth Museum Members, $1,375 for not-yet-members

$500 deposit due at time of registration.  Balance due no later than 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop.

SECOND WORKSHOP ADDED.  CALL 770.387.1553 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

2-Day Pastel and Oil Workshop with Artist Nancy Nowak / UN-GREEN: How to Paint the Landscape Without Painting all that Green

GREEN…green grass, green trees, green foliage, green bushes. The issue is how to paint all that green without having a green painting. Nancy Nowak will show, through the use of various underpainting techniques and use of other warm and cool colors how to actually work with a green landscape and make it sing. Instruction and demos will include discussion on materials, in-depth study of composition, value studies, color temperatures and color harmony, importance of simplifying, massing, dierent methods and techniques of underpainting, and step-by-step painting instruction with critiques

Thursday – Friday, April 22 – 23, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 9 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $300.00 for Booth Museum Members, $325.00 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 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

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

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.  

Friday,  May 14, 2021
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

 3-Day Portrait Painting Workshop with Artist Bart Lindstrom

This workshop will be three days, focusing on painting portraits with full-color alla prima methods. Bart Lindstrom will demonstrate his approach to using color and values. Workshop attendees will first be introduced to color mixing, and helped to understand why it is based directly on complimentary color theory. Attendees will then be given a chance to work with the palette and color system from live models with direct assistance and guidance. The goal of this workshop is to help demystify color, and turn complimentary color theory into a useful, dependable, and exciting painting tool.
Wednesday – Friday, May 26 – 28, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $325.00 for Booth Museum Members, $350.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Cold Wax Painting Workshop with Artist Randall Graham

Students will explore the world of cold wax painting as they combine liquid wax with oil paint to create heavily textured works, discovering new techniques to bring life and depth to their work. After learning about cold wax materials and tools, students work with the cold wax medium, learning through demonstration, the study of contemporary painters, and hands-on instruction as they work on their own projects. Participants consider the essentials for painting with cold wax medium including beginning layers, color combinations and composition then move on to explore more elaborate and creative techniques. Through layering, creating surface effects, transfers, mark making, blotting and compression, incorporating additives, powders and pigments, collage, and glazing, students create paintings that range from velvety smooth to carved and jagged.

 Friday – Sunday, June 11 – 13, 2021
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $290.00 for Booth Museum Members, $315.00 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

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 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

6-Week Oil & Pastel Class with Artist Gary Baughman

Gary Baughman’s paintings are steeped in a logical understanding of biologic and atmospheric principles that govern the appearance of natural things. He weaves this understanding into his painting lessons in order that students will be able to portray their works in a more believable but painterly way. Students will glean a fresh understanding about natural subjects and an enlightened eye for finding and rendering good painting studies. Gary’s teaching style is one of “making strengths stronger and weaknesses irrelevant.” He is a patient encourager to which his past and current students will attest. Beginners to intermediate students. Students can work with either oils or pastels.

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

2-Day Workshop with Artist Jesse Lane – “Dramatic Portraits in Colored Pencil”

Learn the secrets of turning colored pencil into a Fine Art medium…creating works as rich and nuanced as any oil painting. Draw a dramatic, realistic portrait with award-winning artist Jesse Lane. Jesse will guide you step by step, sharing his signature style… including special tips for creating nuanced skin tones, compelling eyes, and realistic hair. Classes are thorough as Jesse breaks down complex rendering into simple shapes. Everyone works on the same portrait as Jesse gives detailed demos and also works with students one-on-one.

Thursday – Friday, October 28 – 29, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 15 students, Maximum of 25 students
FEE: $360 for Booth Museum Members, $410 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

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

 

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

 

Children’s Art Programs and Classes

Children’s Summer Art Programs

 

 

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