For Adults

FIRST THURSDAY    Print
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


March 18, 2018 Printmaking
April 15, 2018 Sculpting
May 20, 2018 Painting
June 17, 2018 Collaging
July 15, 2018 Sculpting
August 19, 2018  Printmaking


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.

Upcoming Senior Tours


March 21, 2018 An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher
April 18, 2018 Heather Carson: Sculpted Light
May 16, 2018 Consider the Source
June 20, 2018 Mapping the Present: Selections from the Driek and Michael Zirinsky Collection
July 18, 2018 Heather Carson: Sculpted Light
August 15, 2018 Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art

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.


CLASSES 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!

Watercolor Open Studio


  Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Instructor: Terra Feast, Curator of Education
$45 ($60 non-members) Pre-registration deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018
Explore watercolor painting with the Boise Art Museum. BAM’s open studio format combines basic techniques for beginners, refreshers for dabbling artists and helpful hints and tips for seasoned painters.  No prior drawing or painting experience is necessary. Basic materials provided for use in class. Course combines demonstrations, discussions and individualized instruction. All levels are welcome. Register Now»

Workshop: Introduction to Illuminated Pages

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018  |   10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$55 ($70 non-members) Pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Workshop fee includes all materials for use during class.
Work directly with artist and calligrapher Suzann Swenson and the Idaho Inkspots Calligraphy Guild to learn more about historic techniques used in illuminated manuscripts as well as contemporary processes and applications. After exploring the pages of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, participants will practice creating an illuminated letter using traditional materials such as 23K gold leaf and opaque watercolor. All levels welcome. No experience necessary. Register Now»

Artist Workshop: Printmaking

Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 16, 2018  |   10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$55 ($75 non-members) Pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Workshop fee includes all materials for use during class.
Work directly with printmaker and designer Caitlin Harris who will lead participants through two printmaking processes from the initial design to the final print. Participants will learn both dry point and linoleum cut and will walk away with small editions of both. No prior experience necessary. Register Now»