Classes & Workshops

CLASSES + WORKSHOPS for ADULTS

BAM’s studio art program encourages the creative abilities of all participants by offering experiences in a variety of art media which provide opportunities for making connections with BAM’s exhibitions. Through reputable artists and educators, we provide quality instruction for all ages in a small-class, non-competitive and enjoyable atmosphere.  Class size is limited to optimize learning.  Participants must pre-register to reserve a space as class size is limited.  Please dress for mess!

**CANCELED** Ceramics: Handbuilding (8-session class)

Ceramics: Handbuilding (8-session class + open studio)
This class has been canceled.
Class sessions: Fridays | April 10, 17, 24 & May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Open studio: Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages:
18+
Instructor: Shaylie Woodhouse

Learn the basics of handbuilding with local artist, Shay Woodhouse. In this beginner-level course, you will have the opportunity to explore form and composition through your choice of functional or nonfunctional ceramics (i.e., pottery or sculpture). Supplies provided—students are welcome to bring personal tools.

Register by: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Cost: $160 member ($190 non-member)

 

Printmaking (8-session class) | Tuesdays + Wednesdays | May 12 – June 3, 2020

Printmaking (8-session class)
Tuesdays + Wednesdays | May 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 & June 2, 3, 2020
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Ages:
18+
Instructor: Caitlin Harris

Explore printmaking inspired by The 2020 Idaho Triennial. Design and print your own edition of linocut prints with local artist Caitlin Harris. Students will learn to use linocut tools and practice design principles to create a multiple color linoleum cut. Students will also experiment with letterpress printing. All levels welcome. Supplies provided—students are welcome to bring personal tools.

Register by: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Cost: $220 member ($250 non-member)

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Bookmaking Workshop | June 6, 2020

Bookmaking Workshop (1-day workshop)
Saturday, June 6, 2020 |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages: 18+
Instructor: Lisa Cheney

Join local artist Lisa Cheney for a day of bookmaking inspired by the exhibition, Unbound: Books as Art. Lisa will teach you how to make your own hand-bound sketchbook/journal from single sheets of paper or heavy boards. This bookbinding technique is unique in that there is no need to fold and trim papers to make a signature. Participants will create practice books and a final larger book. Supplies provided—students are welcome to bring personal tools and materials.

Register by: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Cost: $110 member ($140 non-member)

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ART CAMPS for CHILDREN

BAM’s studio art programs encourage the creative abilities of all participants by offering experiences in a variety of art media. Campers will spend time with original artwork and make their own projects in the studios every day. All activities are inspired by BAM’s current exhibitions and instructed by professional Art Educators and Artists. Group sizes are small for individualized attention and safety. Pre-registration required.

 

Please bring campers dressed for messy and outdoor activities. Bring a packed lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, and hat. A Medical Information Card for each student will be mailed when the registration form is received. The student may attend only after the form has been completed, signed and returned to BAM. Children are required to be checked in and out of classes and camps at BAM by a parent or guardian each day.

 

Full-Day Camps

Unbound: Books as Art | June 15-19, 2020 | Ages 6-10

CAMP: Unbound: Books as Art
June 15-19, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: 6-10

Investigate books as artworks! Campers will use a wide range of media to design their own creative books.

Register by: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Cost: $175 member ($205 non-member)

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Park Explorers (visit 5 cultural institutions) | June 22-26, 2020 | Ages 7-12

CAMP: Park Explorers
w/ Zoo Boise, The Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Discovery Center of Idaho, & Idaho State Museum
June 22-26, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 7-12

Explore Julia Davis Park! Visit a different cultural institution each day. Partners include: Boise Art Museum, Zoo Boise, Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Idaho State Museum, and Discovery Center of Idaho. A detailed schedule will be provided.

Register by: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Cost: $200 BAM or Partner Institution* member ($230 non-member)

*Please indicate institution membership on registration form. Partner institution discount not available for online registration.

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Inner Strength | June 22-26, 2020 | Ages 6-10

CAMP: Inner Strength
June 22-26, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: 6-10

Create artwork inspired by you, your family, and your friends! Campers will experiment with multiple ways to make a portrait and create works inspired by their own experiences and the artwork at BAM.

Register by: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Cost: $175 member ($205 non-member)

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Outside the Lines | July 27-31, 2020 | Ages 6-10

CAMP: Outside the Lines
July 27-31, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: 6-10

Line! Shape! Color! Texture! Form! Space! Campers will explore elements of art and use them to inspire their own artworks. (Projects and experiences will be distinct from Spring Break Camp.)

Register by: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Cost: $175 member ($205 non-member)

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Elements of Nature (w/ Zoo Boise) | August 3-7, 2020 | Ages 7-12

CAMP: Elements of Nature (w/ Zoo Boise)
August 3-7, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 7-12

Join BAM and Zoo Boise to learn about wildlife and create with natural materials. Campers will create art inspired by animals, habitats, and environments.

Register by: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Cost: $200 BAM or Zoo Boise* member ($230 non-member)

*Please indicate Zoo Boise membership on registration form to receive discount. Discount not available for online registration.

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Half-Day Camps

Idaho Artists | June 8 – 12, 2020 | Ages 4-8 or 6-10

HALF-DAY CAMP: Idaho Artists
June 8 – 12, 2020

4-8 yrs. | 9 a.m. – noon
or  6-10 yrs. | 1 – 4 p.m.

Be an Idaho artist! Campers will create projects inspired by local Idaho artists exhibiting in The 2020 Idaho Triennial.

Register by:
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Cost: $90 member ($120 non-member)

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What if? | July 13-17, 2020 | Ages 4-8 or 6-10

HALF-DAY CAMP: What if?
July 13-17, 2020

4-8 yrs. | 9 a.m. – noon
or  6-10 yrs. | 1 – 4 p.m.

How do artists ask and answer questions with their artwork? Campers will ask questions and create visual answers with a variety of media.

Register by: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Cost: $90 member ($120 non-member)

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Mirage: Energy, Water and Creativity | August 10-14, 2020 | Ages 4-8 or 6-10

HALF-DAY CAMP: Mirage: Energy, Water and Creativity
August 10 – 14, 2020

4-8 yrs. | 9 a.m. – noon
or  6-10 yrs. | 1 – 4 p.m.

Express your creative energy! Campers will explore the use of water in art by building with clay, painting, creating sun prints, and more.

Register by:
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Cost: $90 member ($120 non-member)

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