For Adults

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Admission by donation
BAM offers extended hours on the First Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. along with special programs including Ask a Docent at Noon and 2 p.m., Art Break Tour at 2 p.m., and Studio Art Exploration and Art Answers from 4 – 7 p.m. DETAILS »

Sunday Demonstrations
3rd Sunday of each month | 1 – 3 p.m.

Join local artists and experts for afternoon demonstrations and special hands-on experiences related to the exhibitions. Free with admission. BAM members FREE.

Activity Calendar – Sunday Demo

September 16, 2018 Painting
October 21, 2018 Metalworking
November 18, 2018 Collaging
December 16, 2018 Glassblowing

Especially for Seniors  Sponsored by Idaho Power
3rd Wednesday of each month | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Seniors (62+) receive free admission all day on the Third Wednesday of each month.

Senior Tour | 2 p.m.
BAM invites area senior citizens to a docent-led tour featuring a different exhibition each month.

Art Break Tour 
Every Thursday | 2 p.m.
Every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. enjoy a 30-minute talk presented by BAM Docents focusing on artwork found in the Museum
’s exhibitions. Free with admission. BAM members FREE.


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!

Fused Glass Workshop

Saturday, November 10, 10AM-2PM
Saturday, November 10, 2018  |  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Reché , Artist, Fusions Glass Studio
$55 ($75 non-members) Pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Learn basic glass fusing in BAM’s studios! This introductory class will cover fusing temperatures and their effects on the glass. Explore the exhibition A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass and discuss a variety of kiln glass techniques demonstrating the diversity of glass. Students will draw inspiration from finished work to create their own fused suncatcher. No prior experience is necessary. All levels are welcome. Materials will be provided at the course. Register Online »

Drawing From Observation

Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018
Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018  |  3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: John Taye, Artist
$55 ($75 non-members) Pre-registration deadline: Friday, October 26, 2018
Explore drawing with the Boise Art Museum. Inspired by Boise Art Museum’s exhibition Construction, Deconstruction, and Abstraction: The Art of James Castle, students will practice basic drawing techniques and working through observation by exploring perspective and still life collections. A variety of styles, subjects, and formats will be introduced. No prior drawing experience is necessary. All levels are welcome. Register Online »

Community Workshop: Collaged Cards

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018  |  Noon – 4:00 p.m. (drop-in)
Cost: $10 for a set of 6 cards
Explore the art of collage at the Boise Art Museum! This drop-in workshop will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to make their own original collaged greeting cards. Great for holiday gifts! Allow one hour per set. All ages welcome. No pre-registration is necessary for this drop-in workshop. Organized by BAM’s Education Department and BAM’s Teen Volunteer Corps