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.

The Booth Art Academy is not responsible for issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for workshops missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond the Academy’s control.

The Booth Art Academy reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental to the Academy environment.

 

REGISTER IN THE LINKS BELOW OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 770-387-1553

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, August 17 – 19, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $475.00 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.

Wednesday – Friday, August 24 – 26, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $475.00 for not-yet-members

2-Day Oil Workshop with Artist Amanda Lovett / “Finishing Touches”

How many paintings have you started, on your own or in a workshop, that you always wanted to finish but haven’t been sure what to do next? Do you feel you need just a few suggestions or a bit of instruction to get you to the point of completing those ‘started’ paintings tucked away in your studio? This class will include ideas on painting ‘back in’ to a dry oil painting, how to match color when doing so, and many other helpful tips to make your life easier in the future. Whether you are looking to complete existing paintings, or just get a better understanding of how to go about putting those finishing touches that really make your painting sing, my goal is to help you focus on an area of painting that can sometimes be overlooked in workshops. A special supply list will be available when you sign up and it is certainly best, but not necessarily required, to have reference material for the paintings you wish to complete.

Saturday – Sunday, August 27 – 28, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $285.00 for Booth Museum Members, $335.00 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, September 7 – 9, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $400.00 for Booth Museum Members, $450.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Workshop with Artist Chris Groves / “Abstract Landscapes and Cityscapes Using Oil, Cold Wax Medium, and Mixed Media”

This workshop will cover two main topics:  Pushing toward Abstraction in one’s artwork as a way of loosening up, as well as using a variety of tools, techniques, and mediums.  Experimenting with Cold Wax Medium as an addition to oil paint will be covered as a way to add texture, layering and mark making.  Using all the basics of landscape painting as a foundation toward abstraction will be heavily discussed as well as  adding a variety of tools and Cold Wax Medium in order to achieve beyond the basics while allowing exploration of new directions.  Note: this workshop can be a taken alone or as a prep for Chris’ Enlargement Workshop.

Tuesday – Thursday, September 13 – 15, 2022
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 Workshop with Artist Chris Groves / “Enlarging Your Paintings”

This workshop will cover all topics related to enlarging your paintings.  We will start with rigorous critiques on reference materials such as drawings, sketches, color notes, plein air studies, and photographs to avoid many issues that may arise due to a larger canvas size.  Composition will be heavily stressed as we learn how to manipulate a larger canvas with lots of paint.  A variety of bigger tools and diverse mediums will be covered to help the artists gain confidence in covering the canvas quickly.  Two weeks prior to class, Chris will offer a zoom meeting to answer any questions and help prepare the artists for the workshop.  For this meeting, artists are asked to supply one reference photograph of what they would like to enlarge.  If painting abstractly, students can supply notes on thematic intention.

Friday – Sunday, September 16 – 18, 2022
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 Seascapes Workshop with Artist Nikki Davidson / “Dynamic Seascapes”

This workshop will focus on how to create the rhythmic movement of the sea. Students will learn the simple secrets for techniques that capture the essence of tidal force and wave action as well as how to create that foamy brine. Whether the scene is close to the shore or miles out to sea, the painting process is the same. Students will learn what constitutes good composition through lecture and demos, how to create depth with a strong value structure as well as color temperature theories. Students will learn the process of underpainting which is the roadmap to the finished painting. Students will get lots of individual instruction and critiques geared to promote confidence and learning. I grew up around the sea and it’s my favorite element to paint. Please join me for a fun and educational experience. *ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

Wednesday – Friday, September 21 – 23, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $325.00 for Booth Museum Members, $375.00 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 28 – 30, 2022
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

Open Studio / “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.  

Thursday, October 6, 2022
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

3-Day Landscape Workshop with Artist Thomas Caleb Goggans / “Reflecting 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, October 7 – 9, 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 Figure Workshop with Artist Peggi Kroll-Roberts / “The Figure in Oil – Studio and Plein Air”

In this workshop, the figure will be the subject matter; however, the focus will be on improving drawing skills and seeing values and colors correctly, along with understanding their relationships to each other.  There will be daily demonstrations emphasizing the big shapes and establishing their relationships correctly.  This provides a springboard to adding additional information, if the individual artist desires.  Students will address design and technique in a manner in which the individual artist may express themselves in a personal way.  Students will experience many specific assignments, which will help them to “get to the point a little more quickly.”  Be ready to cover a lot of canvas and to “learn through earnest mileage.”  Students will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction and individual demonstrations will be given as needed.  ***Oil, acrylic, gouache, and watercolor are all welcome.  This workshop will be both in the studio and outdoors. 

Wednesday – Friday, November 2 – 4, 2022
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $500.00 for Booth Museum Members, $550.00 for not-yet-members

1-Day Workshop with Artists Allen & Patty Eckman / “Daisy & Butterfly Paper Casts”

In this all-day workshop, students will use Eckman Fine Art paper, casts, and bonding agent to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind life-size sculpture of 4 daisies with stems and leaves, and 2 delicate butterflies perched on the flowers.  Allen and Patty will demo and work with students throughout this exciting day! ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

Friday, November 11, 2022
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 20 students
FEE:  $150.00 for Booth Museum Members, $200.00 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, November 16 – 18, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $570 for Booth Museum Members, $620 for not-yet-members

2-Day Watercolor Workshop with Artist Alan Shuptrine / “Watercolor Boot Camp”

Brrr!! It’s snowing! Join Alan Shuptrine in this 2-day workshop to learn how to interpret and recreate realistic winter and snow scene landscapes in watercolor. Day One will be a “Boot Camp” style class where several different techniques, watercolor methods, concepts, and tricks of the trade will covered, including painting from back to front to create depth in a landscape and utilizing the white of the watercolor paper to create light and shadow.   Then, on Day Two it’s time to paint!  Participants will utilize the skills learned the previous day as they explore the usage of lighter colors in a composition.   All skill levels welcome!

Thursday – Friday, November 17 – 18, 2022
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE: $225 for Booth Museum Members, $275 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 30 – December 2, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $400.00 for Booth Museum Members, $450.00 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 3 – 4, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 7 students, Maximum of 12 students
FEE: $325.00 for Booth Museum Members, $375.00 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 9, 2022
9:00 am – noon
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students
FEE: $15.00

2-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Stephanie Amato / “Painting With Intention”

The focus of this workshop is on helping students identify what their goal is and how to achieve it.  By focusing on composition, value,  and temperature I will guide the student to trust in their knowledge and complete a successful painting.  For the alla prima artist there will be still-life and floral setups to choose from.  For the plein air artist I will encourage them to bring in a small outdoor study which they will reproduce into a larger finished painting.  A class critique will be given on the final afternoon.

Thursday – Friday, January 19-20, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $300.00 for Booth Museum Members, $375.00 for not-yet-members

 

3-Day Egg Tempera Workshop with Artist Kathy Morris / “Painting the Portrait with Egg Tempera”

This workshop is designed for artists who would like to learn techniques and approaches for working in egg tempera. Students will be introduced to the world of egg tempera and learn the unique working properties of this medium used by the old masters. Kathy will provide individual instruction while sharing her knowledge of egg tempera and painting techniques. She will teach students  how to mix egg tempera paint from scratch and guide them through her method of creating a portrait with egg tempera. Working from a photo reference Kathy will provide, students will learn how to make egg tempera paint, prepare an ideal modern surface from aluminum composite panels, transfer a drawing, create an ink wash underpainting, build color and light through multiple layers, and learn about paint application and the use of brushes for egg tempera.

BEGINNERS WELCOME! ALL PIGMENTS, DISTILLED WATER, AND EGGS ARE PROVIDED!   

Wednesday – Friday, January 25 – 27, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $350.00 for Booth Museum Members, $425.00 for not-yet-members

 

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, February 1 – 3, 2023
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $400 for Booth Museum Members, $475 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.

Monday – Thursday, February 6 – 9, 2023
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $750.00 for Booth Museum Members, $825.00 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 10 – 12, 2023
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $450.00 for Booth Museum Members, $525.00 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 14 – 16, 2023
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 11 students
FEE:  $450.00 for Booth Museum Members, $525.00 for not-yet-members

Plein Air Painters of America Week at The Booth Art Academy

Hosted by Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA

February 19 – 24, 2023

Join us at the Booth Art Academy where artists will have the unique opportunity to study with Plein Air Painters of America master instructors Kyle Ma, Dave Santillanes, Mitch Baird, and Ned Mueller! 

Cost:  $850 per student for Booth Museum Members and $950 per student for not-yet-members.  Students will receive four days of instruction, one full day of artist lectures, and Booth Museum admission for the week.  A ‘lecture only’ option is available for $150. 

Format:  PAPA instructors will work in teams of two (Kyle Ma & Dave Santillanes and Mitch Baird & Ned Mueller).  Students will participate in 2 two-day workshops, first with one team of instructors and then with the other team of instructors.  This will allow students to receive instruction from all four PAPA instructors.  The week will kick-off on Monday with a full day of artist lectures by the PAPA instructors. 

Painting Locations:  All of the workshops will be outdoors in and around Cartersville, GA. In the event of inclement weather, workshops will be moved indoors to the Booth Art Academy. 

Registration:  A $500 deposit will be required to register.  Final balance payments can be made by calling Kent Mullinax at 770.387.1553 no later than 30 days prior to the start of the event.  Registration fees are fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the start of the event.  For cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start of the event, refunds will only be given if there is a waiting list with a student who agrees to take your place. Students will be responsible for their accommodations, transportation, meals, and supplies.

4-Day Workshop with Artist David Shevlino / “Alla Prima Still-Life and Figure Painting”

This class is about painting alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, painterly response to our subjects.  Be prepared to use large brushes for big, bold strokes of paint. Students will learn to look at a subject, still-life and the figure, and see it in terms of large  basic shapes.  Working on a toned ground, we’ll start by sketching and placing the subject on the canvas and determining a composition.  For the figure we begin by blocking in a mid-tone on a gray canvas, then add darks, highlights and different color temperatures.  We’ll use a similar approach when painting still- life. By using large brushes and strokes of paint, we learn to simplify form, values and color.  We also learn to interpret and break down planes into large swathes of color instead of becoming distracted by small details.  This helps us to paint our subjects with greater clarity, tonal harmony, and directness. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their subject with greater economy.

Wednesday – Saturday, March 1 – 4, 2023
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $500 for Booth Museum Members, $575 for not-yet-members

 

 

 3-Day Plein Air Workshop with Artist Suzie Baker

What do you get when you take a workshop with Suzie? You will experience a fun-filled, guided, hands-on learning experience. Students receive instruction on principles of painting ranging from drawing, color, value, composition, color theory, and SO MUCH MORE. Every day, you will apply what is being taught by getting outside to paint. You will see field demos and receive one-on-one instruction at your easel throughout the workshop.

Wednesday – Friday, March 8 -10, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $430.00 for Booth Museum Members, $530.00 for not-yet-members

 

 

 

 3-Day  Oil Painting Workshop with Artist Barbara Jaenicke / “Painting the Poetic Landscape”

Once you learn the basic mechanics of painting the landscape, it’s time to learn how to add the poetry. We’ll examine the difference between paintings that merely contain elements of the landscape, and those that convey a distinct visual message… and how to gain the skills necessary to accomplish this.  Skills covered will include composition, editing, value structure, color temperature and chroma. We’ll also address how to make every stroke count, considering the particulars of how you apply paint to surface and how the quality of the application will contribute to your painting’s message.  Each day of the workshop will begin with a demonstration followed by students working on a specific painting exercise for the remainder of the day.  Students will receive plenty of individual help from the instructor at the easel during their painting time. This workshop is open to all levels, although artists with at least some basic landscape painting experience will benefit most.

Tuesday – Thursday, March 14 – 16, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $430.00 for Booth Museum Members, $530.00 for not-yet-members

 

 

 

3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Dawn Whitelaw / “Developing Your Creative Voice”

Push the boundaries of working from reference to help discover your personal point of view. There will be a heavy emphasis on concept, design and color harmony skills to help you create a good foundation for your painting. Students will chose their own subject. A color booklet of notes is provided along with 4 weeks of online help to finish up the paintings started in class.

Wednesday – Friday, March 29 -31, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 14 students
FEE: $450.00 for Booth Museum Members, $525.00 for not-yet-members

 

3-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Artist Christine Lashley / “Dynamic Landscapes / Water Reflections”

Understand the visual language of water and learn how to create reflections, submerged rocks and glistening highlights. Lectures cover strong fundamentals of painting and simple tools to break down the complexity of water. Christine teaches a flexible approach to creating art with special techniques for achieving loose brushwork and clean colors. Daily demos in oil with some thumbnail sketch demos in watercolor. Students will learn how to apply wet layers and non-toxic (solvent-free) ways to use oil paints. Workshop includes hand-outs, one-on-one instruction, and painting/sketching on location (weather permitting). Studio time will finish the workshop with special attention to interpreting a scene vs. just ‘making a copy’. This workshop is geared to oil painters, but students may work in any media and do not need both oil and watercolor to participate. Oil painters please note that this workshop will be run SOLVENT-FREE. No Gamesol, Turpenoid, Spike Lavender oil, Turpenoid, etc. will be used. Christine will teach you how to paint without solvent. This workshop is for all levels, however students should have familiarity with equipment and media of choice.

Wednesday – Friday, April 5 – 7, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 9 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $550.00 for Booth Museum Members, $650.00 for not-yet-members

 

3-Day Costumed Figure Painting Workshop with Artist Nancy Boren / “Different Approaches”

The costumed figure is exciting and challenging to paint. We will explore several different ways to light a figure in the studio and will do several paintings in the 3 days using various techniques: a white background, a toned background, a limited palette as well as a full palette of colors. I also incorporate block printing into my paintings on occasion — I will demonstrate that and bring some scraps of easy to cut material for you to make your own small stamps. It is helpful to be well-versed in all of these approaches when you start to consider the best way to implement a painting idea. Are you trying to create something straightforward, or mysterious, or monumental? Learn how to fill your bag of tricks with options.  I will do short demonstrations, all in oil, but you will get a lot of painting time in with one-on-one instruction. Other media is welcome, but my expertise is in oil.  The last afternoon I will be happy to critique two pieces you bring from home. Hearing the critique of others’ work can be informative and helpful to all the students but participating in the critique is not a requirement.

Wednesday – Friday, April 12-14, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $525.00 for not-yet-members

 

 3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Michele Usibelli / “Techniques & Composition for Dramatic Paintings”

Join this intensive, 3-day workshop and discover approaches and techniques for creating dynamic paintings. Incorporating the design elements of Composition/Design, Value, Color, Paint Application and more, Michele will guide you through her painting process from concept to completion. Workshop will begin with an abbreviated lecture on the principles of design and composition, Michele will reinforce these lessons through demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. Students will experience and study all aspects of painting from life, to photographs, even plein air, weather permitting! Students should bring photographs, field studies and plein air paintings from which to work. Students working in oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor and pastel are welcome to attend.

A fun and informative class, Michele has built her reputation on giving each of her students special instruction that is timely and appropriate, specifically geared for where you are in your painting journey.

ADDED VALUE: Michele’s workshop was designed to coincide with a workshop being taught by Jane Hunt. Students will receive all the benefits of studying with Michele, along with several ‘bonus’ learning opportunities for both groups and instructors to interface!

Wednesday – Friday, April 19 – 21, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $500.00 for Booth Museum Members, $575.00 for not-yet-members

 

3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Jane Hunt / “The Keys to Stronger Landscapes”

This comprehensive landscape course focuses on core skills to strengthen studio work.  All areas of the process will be covered, with a particular emphasis on values, composition and color harmony. Jane de-mystifies the painting process by teaching straightforward, easy to understand steps.  Using tried and true principles as a jumping off point allows students to loosen up and find their own voice. They’ll leave this class with the skills needed to take their work to the next level.  There will be demos, discussions, handouts, and plenty of painting time and individual attention.  Open to all levels (ideal for intermediate students).

ADDED VALUE: Jane’s workshop was designed to coincide with a workshop being taught by Michele Usibelli.  Students will receive all the benefits of studying with Jane, along with several ‘bonus’ learning opportunities for both groups and instructors to interface!

Wednesday – Friday, April 19 – 21, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $500.00 for Booth Museum Members, $575.00 for not-yet-members

 

 

 3-Day Workshop with Artist Pat Fiorello / “Painting Luminous Flowers with Fun and Ease”

Learn to paint flowers in oil directly with a loose and fresh approach in this 3 day workshop with Pat Fiorello.  She will share a simple approach to painting flowers using a base of transparent paints followed by opaque paints to achieve clean colors and a luminous glow. We’ll cover how to simplify flower shapes, depict form thru observation of light and shadow patterns, mix color and add expressive brushwork to your paintings. There will be demo’s, instruction and one-on-one guidance as needed while you paint.  We’ll also cover a few topics specific to flowers as a subject including painting roses, how to paint white flowers, and how to depict a glass vase. On the first day, we’ll paint together with photo supplied by the instructor to concentrate on learning this technique. Then you will work from your own fresh flower set-ups on days 2 and 3. Students should have some experience with oil paint.

Wednesday – Friday, April 26 – 28, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $425.00 for Booth Museum Members, $500.00 for not-yet-members 

 

3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Patrick Saunders / “Painting Without Borders”

Explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography with award winning painter Patrick Saunders. Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex with one approach. Patrick will demonstrate the process of simplifying the subject and moving to finish as rapidly as possible in order to add more energy and excitement to your painting. Students will learn about composition, value, texture, color temperature and accuracy in paint application. While Patrick will be demonstrating in oil paint, students are welcome to use acrylic and pastels, as the approach and concepts will be interchangeable.

Monday – Wednesday, May 1 – 3, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $475.00 for Booth Museum Members, $550.00 for not-yet-members

 

 3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Patrick Saunders / “Capturing Character – Painting Dynamic Animal Portraits”

Learn to paint dynamic animal portraits, capturing a likeness as rapidly as possible. This 3-day workshop will focus on the accuracy of drawing, values, edges, texture, and color. Learn to paint alla prima, with dynamic brushwork and texture, achieving not only a likeness, but energetic and engaging paintings. We will focus on quick starts and a less is more approach. Learn what factors contribute to a likeness vs. unnecessary details that can contribute to an overworked, lifeless painting. All levels welcome, even if you’ve never painted animals before. Patrick’s simple steps for evaluating your paintings in progress will improve not only your skills as a painter, but your painting abilities in general

Thursday – Saturday, May 4 – 6, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $475.00 for Booth Museum Members, $550.00 for not-yet-members

 

4-Day Painting Workshop with Artists Shanna Kunz & Elizabeth Robbins / “Designing the Still-Life and the Landscape with Color and Composition”

This is a two-for-one learning opportunity! Both instructors have over 20 years experience of teaching art classes and workshops. Elizabeth and Shanna have built an online course called Inspired To Paint, teaching hundreds of aspiring artists. This is an in-person workshop that explores a strong design in both genres through connected values, shapes, and color choices. We will use thumbnails and notans to simplify the landscape and work from photo sources – your own or the instructors’. The still-life portion will work from life and photos and explore light and shadow, form and subject/background solutions. Some drawing experience and familiarity with the medium of your choice is recommended. Instructors will both work in oil but students can work in acrylics as well if they choose. Join us as we describe our decision making processes in-depth to complete realistic, beautiful paintings. We will have critiques and personal direction near the end of the workshop.  Note: Participation in the workshop will also include 3 months of access to Shanna & Elizabeth’s “Inspired to Paint” online course.

Wednesday – Saturday, May 10 – 13, 2023
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 10 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $650.00 for Booth Museum Members, $750.00 for not-yet-members

 

3-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Johanne Mangi / “Painting Horses – Plain & Simple”

Visually there’s nothing quite like the beauty of a horse whether in Portrait or Landscape. This workshop will take the mystery out of how to paint these majestic beauties. Johanne is known for her ability to teach in simple terms and use methods that push you beyond your imagination. But first you have to know what you are looking at. Students will go on a field trip to a local farm to learn and observe firsthand the important landmarks that make this subject look real and alive. Through demos and attentive instruction students will walk away with new confidence. This workshop is not about copying but understanding what it is you are painting. The point is to retain this knowledge and put it to good use no matter what you choose to paint. This is not a “one trick pony” workshop. Johanne’s goal is not to burden you with terminology and rules. It’s all about painting and getting the results you crave. She has always encouraged an expanded limited palette to keep choices simple when learning value and color. It’s not that scary. Drawing and edges? Not a problem. Be prepared for fun and hard work. This 3 Day Workshop packs a punch!

 

Wednesday – Friday, May 17 – 19, 2023
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $450.00 for Booth Museum Members, $550.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Workshop with Artist Karen Weihs / “From Realism to Abstraction”

Students will learn techniques on how to manipulate various knifes 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 Karen will spend time with each student helping them through the process.

Wednesday – Friday, May 24 – 26, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE: $430.00 for Booth Museum Members, $530.00 for not-yet-members

4-Day Painting Workshop with Artist Bill Davidson / “Painting Smarter Not Harder”

Students will learn to see a better way quicker which will spark confidence and imagination, all while having lots of fun.  The following topics will all be covered: choosing the best attitude to eliminate confusing mental thoughts, why your materials may be defeating you, the simplest way to learn to see better, three simple questions to create foolproof designs, how to easily nail your values, creating a simplified color-wash, the simplest way to mix exciting colors, temperatures, and harmonies, how to apply textured, layered paint without mud or nasty grays, how to use chromatic black as a game changer, the easiest order of places to paint first, how to check your shapes , edges, and depth, and the key questions needed to make a great finish.  Bill’s workshops are about losing ego, having fun, accelerated growth,  and learning in a spirited atmosphere. Join the fun and warp speed your growth!  Please visit billdavidson.biz for the latest supply list.

 

Thursday – Sunday, July 20 – 23, 2023
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $650.00 for Booth Museum Members, $725.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Acrylic Painting Workshop with Artist Claudia Hartley / “Abstracting the Landscape”

Modernize your paintings to be more joyful and “happy”! Students will learn to abstract the landscape from appropriate photos which will be supplied by Claudia. Students will learn composition, the use of cool and warm colors, vibrant color mixing, and experimenting. Claudia will give demonstrations, individual instruction, and critiques. Students will have the opportunity to complete a painting each day. The goal: learn, have fun, and fall in love with acrylic paints!  To learn more about Claudia, visit: www.claudiahartley.com.

 

Wednesday – Friday, July 26 – 28, 2023
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $375.00 for Booth Museum Members, $475.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Workshop with Artist Bill Farnsworth / “Figures in a Landscape”

Bill Farnsworth will teach a 3-day oil painting workshop dealing with figures in a landscape. Bill will demo every morning to show students how a figure in a landscape can give the painting scale and a strong narrative. He will emphasize getting the gesture right and how to weave two pieces of reference together.  Students will start the first day planning their painting in black and white to get their value structure right. The last two days they will work in limited color.  To learn more about Bill, visit:  www.billfarnsworth.com.

 

Wednesday – Friday, August 2 – 4, 2023
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $450.00 for Booth Museum Members, $525.00 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 7 – 11, 2023
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 12 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $650.00 for Booth Museum Members, $750.00 for not-yet-members

3-Day Pastel & Oil Workshop with Artist Margaret Dyer / “The Figure in Pastels & Oil”

In Margaret’s workshops students are taught a traditional pastel & oil painting technique. Working with a live model, students will explore drawing, composition, anatomy, proportion, value, color and pastel application. Emphasis will be on developing form using light and shadow using Margaret’s easy step-by-step method. For those who are bewildered by color or are wanting to speed up and become less tight in their work, this is an excellent class to take. Students do not need prior pastel experience. Some drawing would be helpful, but not imperative.  To learn more about Margaret Dyer, visit www.margaretdyer.com.

 

Wednesday – Friday, August 16 – 18, 2023
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $450.00 for Booth Museum Members, $525.00 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.

 

Wednesday – Friday, August 23 – 25, 2023
9:00 am –4:00 pm
Minimum of 8 students, Maximum of 15 students
FEE:  $450.00 for Booth Museum Members, $525.00 for not-yet-members

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

CALL 770-387-1553 TO REGISTER!

The Booth Art Academy