For Families

Toddler Wednesday  Sponsored by Target
10 a.m. –  noon
Come make art together! The first Wednesday of each month, anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., children ages 2-3 with an adult are invited to explore art media related to BAM’s exhibitions. Dress for mess! Bring a container if you would like something in which to carry home your artwork.

Activity Calendar – Toddler Wednesday


May 3, 2017 Use multiple materials to tell a story.
June 7, 2017 Build a work of art that makes noise.
July 5, 2017 Create colorful mosaics.
August 2, 2017 Learn to draw with oil pastels.
 

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.

Studio Art Exploration  Sponsored by the Art4Moore Fund of the Tides Foundation
Drop in 4 – 7 p.m.

Art lovers of all ages and abilities are invited to drop in and explore art media in the Albertson’s Education Studios.

Activity Calendar – Studio Art Exploration


May 4, 2017 Make a three-dimensional work of art similar to those seen in An Intentional Eye.
June 1, 2017 Visit the 2017 Idaho Triennial, then paint a landscape with bright colors.
July 6, 2017 Discover Sean Kenney's artwork made from LEGO® bricks and participate in a free build with the Idaho Lego Users Group.
August 3, 2017 Explore When Modern Was Contemporary and create an image with simplified shapes and forms.


Art Answers
Drop in 4 – 7 p.m.
A comfortable way for visitors of all ages to learn more about artwork, exhibitions, artists, and materials. Just look for the ‘Ask Me’ sign in BAM’s galleries!

Program Calendar – Art Answers


June 1, 2017 Learn about video art in the 2017 Idaho Triennial.
July 6, 2017  Visit the exhibition Bricks & Stones featuring artwork by Sean Kenney and discover the history of LEGO® bricks.
August 3, 2017 Gain knowledge about the artists featured in When Modern Was Contemporary.
 

Sunday Demonstrations
1 – 3 p.m.

Join local artists and experts for afternoon demonstrations and special hands-on experiences related to the exhibitions. The third Sunday each month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Free with admission.

Activity Calendar – Sunday Demo


May 21, 2017 Talk with a local sculptor about what inspires shape and form.
June 18, 2017 Explore different styles of portraiture after visiting When Modern Was Contemporary.
July 16, 2017 Talk to an engineer about building techniques in conjunction with the exhibition featuring artwork made from LEGO® bricks.
August 20, 2017 Discover some of the challenges of contemporary painting, with a local artist.


Family ART Saturday  Sponsored by Richard and Sondra Hackborn
Noon – 3 p.m.
Children accompanied by their adult friends are invited to drop in any time between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month for a hands-on art workshop. This program is recommended for children ages 12 and under, accompanied by an adult.

Activity Calendar – Family Art Saturday


May 27, 2017 Create a work of art inspired by shape and form after visiting An Intentional Eye.
June 24, 2017 Come celebrate BAM's 80th birthday with special guests and activities all day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
July 29, 2017 Investigate Sean Kenney's artwork made from LEGO® bricks and create an artwork from simple squares.
August 26, 2017 Discover how to paint modern forms like those seen in When Modern Was Contemporary.