For Families

Toddler Wednesday
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

April 4, 2018 Create a work of art that shines.
May 2, 2018 Learn how to make a print.
June 6, 2018 Create a collage made of maps.
July 4, 2018 Construct a sculpture made of simple shapes.
August 1, 2018 Learn to draw with oil pastels.

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 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

April 5, 2018 Create a geometric sculpture inspired by Heather Carson.
May 3, 2018 Make a collage using multiple materials.
June 7, 2018 Create a map of your identity inspired by Mapping the Present: Selections from the Driek and Michael Zirinsky Collection.
July 5, 2018 View Heather Carson: Sculpted Light and create your own sculptures using simple lines.
August 2, 2018 Explore Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art and create an image with bold shapes and colors.

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

April 5, 2018 Learn how different types of light are created in conjunction with Heather Carson: Sculpted Light.
May 3, 2018 Talk with ceramicists about the properties of clay in Consider the Source.
June 7, 2018 Learn why artists collect specimens as seen in Mapping the Present: Selections from the Driek and Michael Zirinsky Collection.
July 5, 2018 Discover unusual materials that can be used to create sculptures in Heather Carson: Sculpted Light.  
August 2, 2018 Gain knowledge about the origins of abstract art in Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art.

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

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

Family ART Saturday
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

March 31, 2018 Visit An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher and paint an abstract work of art.
April 28, 2018 Make a reflective work of art after viewing Heather Carson’s light sculptures.
May 26, 2018 Create a work of art related to earth, air, fire, and water depicted in Consider the Source.
June 30, 2018 Work together to create a map of your family history..
July 28, 2018 Investigate Heather Carson’s sculptures and create your own artwork with neon colors.
August 25, 2018 Make a print with abstract forms inspired by those seen in Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art.