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

January 4, 2017 Learn to paint with watercolors.
February 1, 2017 Create paper figures.
March 1, 2017 Use simple colors to paint a portrait.
April 5, 2017 Explore Idaho through painted shapes and forms.
May 3, 2017 Use multiple materials to tell a story.

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

January 5, 2017 Make a print similar to Roger Shimomura’s lithographs.
February 2, 2017 Create your own animation inspired by Laura Heit: Earth & Sky.
March 2, 2017 Explore Geraldine Ondrizek: Chromosome Painting and create artwork about personal traits.
April 6, 2017 Use Idaho as inspiration to create artwork like those of the artists in The 2017 Idaho Triennial.
May 4, 2017 Make a three-dimensional work of art similar to those seen in Selections from the Wilfred Davis Fletcher Collection.

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

January 5, 2017 Learn about Roger Shimomura’s artwork in Minidoka: Artist as Witness.
February 2, 2017  Learn about the space missions Laura Heit depicts in her animated installations.
March 2, 2017 Explore Geraldine Ondrizek’s artwork and discover the role of genetics in our daily lives.
April 19, 2017 Talk with a juror from the exhibition Higher Ground.
May 4, 2017 Visit our artist lab in conjunction with The 2017 Idaho Triennial. Also, come celebrate Idaho Gives with Boise's cultural organizations during a Cultural District Open House at BAM (4:30 - 7 p.m.).

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

December 18, 2016 Talk with an author about the ways images can inspire stories like those found in Tall Tales.
January 15, 2017 Discover watercolor through the artwork of Kenjiro Nomura and Takuichi Fujii.
February 19, 2017 Explore animation in Laura Heit: Earth & Sky.
March 19, 2017 Learn about utilizing fabric in art.
April 16, 2017 Museum Closed
May 21, 2017  Talk with a local sculptor about what inspires shape and form.

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

December 31, 2016  Make drawings come to life after experiencing Laura Heit: Earth & Sky.
January 28, 2017 Try printmaking in conjunction with Laura Heit’s artwork.
February 25, 2017 Enjoy BAM Family Day from noon – 4:00 p.m. A special day featuring demonstrations, new Family Activity Packs, and hands-on studio projects related to the artwork in The 2017 Idaho Triennial.
March 25, 2017 Be inspired by Geraldine Ondrizek: Chromosome Painting and reflect who you are through color and fabric.
April 29, 2017 Visit The 2017 Idaho Triennial and create a work of art inspired by community.
 May 27, 2017  Create a work of art inspired by shape and form after visiting Selections from the Wilfred Davis Fletcher Collection.