Booth Art Academy

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.

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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

Children’s Art Camps and Classes

Art Bugs
(Ages 4 – 6)

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: $65 for Museum members
$85 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 20 students
9:00 am – noon
July 10 – 12 / Instructor: Natalie Goodwin

Pottery
(Ages 7 – 12)

All levels of potters are welcome in this class where you are certain to have lots of messy, muddy fun! Learn pinch, coil, and slab building and get time on the potter’s wheel!

Fee: $105 for Museum members
$130 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 12 students
9:00 am – noon
* Glazing days: June 15, July 20, July 27
July 10 – 13 / Instructor: Ashley Rader

Photography With Your Smartphone
(Ages 10+)

Learn the basic principles of photography and creative techniques that you can apply to your mobile device, point & shoot, or DSLR camera. Learn what editing apps to use. Learn to take a great shot, use correct lighting, and manipulate, share, print, and store your images.

July 17 – 20, 9:00 am – noon
Fee: $105 for Museum members
$130 for not-yet-members
***Bring your smartphone
Min. 5 / Max. 12 students
Instructor: Juliana Thomas

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!

July 24 – 27, 9:00 am – noon
Fee: $105 for Museum members
$130 for not-yet-members
Supplies included
Min. 5 / Max. 12 students
Instructor: Natalie Goodwin

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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