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 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. Call 770-387-1553 to reserve your spot.

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 Stephanie Amato – The Dynamic Still-Life

In this two-day workshop, we will focus on the tools needed to create a dynamic and expressive still life. Stephanie will examine the fundamentals of simplifying the subject through composition, lighting, design as well as value and temperature.  Some areas to be covered will include understanding soft and hard edges, using transparent paints for brilliant darks, creating reflections in glass and how to create a dynamic still life set up.  Working from life, get ready for some loose, quick and dynamic painting. Call 770-387-1553 to reserve your spot.

Thursday & Friday, March 7 – 8, 2019

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $250 for Booth Museum Members, $275 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. Call 770-387-1553 to reserve your spot.

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.  Call 770-387-1553 to reserve your spot.

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

2-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Nancy Franke / Gesture and 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 children (or any 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. Call 770-387-1553 to reserve your spot.

Thursday – Friday, May 30 – 31, 2019
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $450.00 for not-yet-members

2-Day Portrait Drawing Workshop with  Artist Sivananda Nyayapathi

There will be a demonstration and a brief lecture that will cover fundamental concepts of model lighting, drawing for likeness, measurement, values, and shapes.  Students will work from a live model and can work with charcoal or graphite pencils.  Students will get one-on-one critique and guidance as they work. Call 770-387-1553 to reserve your spot.
 
Saturday & Sunday, June 22-23, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $260 for Booth Museum Members, $285 for not-yet-members

1-Day  Equine Art Workshop with Artist Elizabeth Lewis Scott

Explore the horse in form and motion as we cover the anatomy and gestures of this amazing animal. Drawing materials are the primary medium for this workshop, however, students are encouraged to bring other mediums if they prefer.  Bring an example of your work for a “friendly” critique at the end of the day.  Artists of all levels will enjoy this unique class.

Saturday, July 20, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $100 for Booth Museum Members, $125 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 30 – September 3, 2019
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $170.00 for Booth Museum Members, $195.00 for not-yet-members

2-Day Watercolor Workshop with Artist Alan Shuptrine / Painting the Dogwood Tree

Learn to paint the dogwood tree and incorporate it into realistic watercolor landscapes. Using both wet-in-wet technique and detailed dry brush. Renowned Alan Shuptrine will teach participants how to literally “sculpt” a floral subject into a painting from back to front, and utilize the white of the paper to create dramatic light and shadow. Unlike most watercolorists who gradually add pigment to paper (from light-to-dark), Alan Shuptrine was influenced by Andrew Wyeth, and his father, Hubert Shuptrine, who painted from dark-to-light, much like an oil painter. This allows for bolder brushstrokes, spontaneity, and a fresher look. For those who have ever been intimidated by watercolor, Alan will help build confidence as students develop their paintings. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to have personal one-on-one instruction from a nationally recognized watercolor realist.  Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Friday – Saturday, August 2 -3, 2019
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $165.00 for Booth Museum Members, $190.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Oil & Pastel Workshop with Artist Gary Baughman / Trees, Seas, and Cloud-Strewn Skies

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. Gary is an avid plein air artist and one of the goals of this workshop is to teach the students to work more rapidly in the alla prima mode in preparation for their own plein air work.  Painting in small formats, 9x12 and 11x14, students will be encouraged to accomplish at least two finished works per day.  Beginners to intermediate students.  Students can work with either oils or pastels.

Wednesday – Friday, August 14 – 16, 2019
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE:  $225.00 for Booth Museum Members, $250.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Oil Workshop with Artist Amanda Lovett / Barnes, Barrels, and Bushels

Adding more substance and interest to your composition can often times enhance the story you’re trying to tell. However, the word ‘perspective’ can clear a classroom faster than a canvas on fire! One of the best ways to overcome this feeling of panic (and need for a high quality extinguisher) is to learn to keep only the bare essentials necessary to imply an object rather than completely replicate it. So let’s be fearless together and no longer be afraid to tell the ‘whole’ story. Join me for three days of lively demos, hands-on painting, and one-on-one instruction.

Friday – Sunday, August 23 – 25, 2019
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $350.00 for Booth Museum Members, $375.00 for not-yet-members

4-Day Plein Air Event with Artists Kathie Odom, Lori Putnam, and Dawn Whitelaw

Nationally recognized artists Kathie Odom, Lori Putnam, and Dawn Whitelaw will be at the Booth Art Academy for 4 days of lectures, demonstrations, and workshops!  Students will attend a 2-day workshop with one of the 3 instructors, chosen (depending on availability) at the time of registration.  All students will attend artist presentations and painting demonstrations by each of the 3 instructors.  All students will also have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions with the 2 instructors that are not their primary instructor.  A maximum of 15 students will be in each workshop.  All workshops will be outdoors at designated sites around Cartersville, GA.  In the event of inclement weather, workshops will be moved indoors at the Booth Art Academy.  A 50% deposit will be required to register.  Final balance payments will be due 30 days prior to the event.  There will be no refunds after this date unless there is a wait list.  Students will receive a Materials List once the final payment is made.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to study with 3 master artists!                           Call 770-387-1553 to reserve your spot.

Thursday – Sunday, September 5 – 8, 2019
Times vary daily
Minimum of 24 students, Maximum of 45 students
FEE: $475

Schedule:

  • Thursday:
  • Check-in at Booth Art Academy:                   6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Instructor Presentations:                               7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Friday:
  • Open Instructor Painting Demos:                 9:00 am – noon
  • Lunch:                                                                noon – 1:00 pm
  • Assigned Breakout Session #1:                     1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Break:                                                                 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Assigned Breakout Session #2:                      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday:
  • 2-Day Workshop:                                              9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
  • Registration Begins:
  • Booth Museum Members:                               January 22, 2019
  • Public:                                                                  January 25, 2019 

2-Day Workshop with Artist Chris Groves / Between Realism and Abstraction

This 2-day class will introduce the artist to 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. Call to 770-387-1553 to reserve your spot.

Wednesday – Thursday, September 11 – 12, 2019
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $270.00 for Booth Museum Members, $295.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day 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. Call 770-387-1553 to reserve your spot.

Friday – Sunday, September 13 – 15, 2019
9:00 am –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 Watercolor Workshop with  Artist Dylan Scott Pierce – Fur and Feathers

We will overview the fundamentals of watercolor such as gradual washes, transparent layering, losing edges, matching wetness, wet into wet, dry into damp, complementary grays, negative painting and warm to cool color theory, juxtaposing colors. This course is recommended for intermediate watercolor students.

We will overview the fundamentals of watercolor such as gradual washes, transparent layering, losing edges, matching wetness, wet into wet, dry into damp, complementary grays, negative painting and warm to cool color theory, juxtaposing colors. This course is recommended for intermediate watercolor students.

Wednesday, October 2 – 4, 2019                                                                                                         9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $250 for Booth Museum Members, $275 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, October 16 – 18, 2019
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 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.

Friday – Sunday, November 8 -10, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $350.00 for Booth Museum Members, $375.00 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.

Wednesday – Friday, November 20 -22, 2019.
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 7 -8, 2019
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 7 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE:  $270.00 for Booth Museum Members, $295.00 for not-yet-members

*25 lbs of clay included per student. 

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, December 4 – 6, 2019
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

Children’s Art Camps and Classes

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

Saturday Art Classes (Ages 7 – 12)

Students will learn about seascape paintings and see how Winslow Homer and Paul Signac each painted them in their own unique styles. All of the supplies are included and students will take home a finished painting in each session!

Session OneWinslow Homer
Saturday, March 23, 2019
10:00 am to noon
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE: $25 for Booth Museum Members, $30 for not-yet-members

Session Two – Paul Signac
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 am to noon
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE: $25 for Booth Museum Members, $30 for not-yet-members

Children’s Summer Art Camps 

 

Art Bugs (Ages 4 – 6)

This year bring some color and excitement to your summer!  Try out all kinds of different art projects.  Enjoy this fun-packed and playful camp designed especially for our youngest artists! Fee: $75  for Museum members, $100 for not-yet-members. Supplies included. Min. 5 / Max. 15 students.

Session 1:  June 4 – 6, 2019 – 9:00 am – noon

Session 2:  July 9 – 11, 2109 – 9:00 am – noon

Pottery (Ages 7 – 12)

All levels of potters are welcome in this class where you are certain to have plenty of messy, muddy fun! You will learn pinch, coil, and slab building and get lots of time on the potter’s wheel! Fee: $115 for Museum members, $140 for not-yet-members.Supplies included.            Min. 5/ Max. 12 students.

Session 1: June 4 – 7, 2019 – 9:00 am – noon

Session 2: July 9 – 12, 2019 – 9:00 am – noon

Cartooning (Ages 7 – 12)
Do you love cartoons and superheroes? Then this is the camp for you! Learn shapes, movement, and perspective. Plus, discover step-by-step how to develop your own characters and storylines. Fee: $115 for Museum members, $140 for not-yet-members.
Supplies included.Min. 5 / Max. 20 students.

Session 1: June 11 – 14, 2019 – 9:00 am – noon

 Session 2:  July 16 – 19, 2019 – 9:00 am – noon

Claymation (Ages 10+)
Make your art come to life!  Be the director, art designer, and writer of a Claymation “short” film.  Using wire armatures and modeling clay, make the characters and design the set for your film production! Fee: $115 for Museum members, $140 for not-yet-members. Supplies included.Min. 5 / Max. 12 students.

Session 1:  June 18 – 21, 2019- 9:00 am – noon

Session 2:  July 23 – 26, 2019 – 9:00 am – noon

Art Soup (Ages 7 – 12)

What do you get when you mix a little painting with a little  drawing, and then you add a pinch of cartooning, with a spoonful of sculpture, and a dash of mixed-media?  You get Art Soup!  Art, friends, and fun…the perfect recipe for a delicious  week!
Fee: $115 for Museum members,$140 for not-yet-members. Supplies included. Min. 5 / Max. 20 students.

1 Session Only:  June 25 – 28, 2019- 9:00 am – noon

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