Monthly Education Programs

Toddler Wednesday
1st Wednesday of each month | 10 a.m. –  noon
Come make art together! Dress for mess. Drop-in, designed for children under 6 years of age. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with admission. BAM members FREE.

Activity Calendar – Toddler Wednesday

February 5, 2020 Make art with bubbles.
March 4, 2020 Play with air-dry clay.
April 1, 2020 No program in April.
May 6, 2020 Draw portraits with oil pastels.
June 3, 2020 Create an abstract collage.
July 1, 2020 Make textured prints using recycled bubble wrap.
August 5, 2020 Design and build a sketchbook.

First Thursday – Art ’til 8
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Admission by donation all day
BAM offers extended hours on the First Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. along with special programs including Studio Art Exploration and Art Answers. Admission and programs are by donation.

Studio Art Exploration
Drop-in, 4 – 7 p.m.

Hands-on art making in BAM’s Education Studios. Drop-in designed for all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Activity Calendar – Studio Art Exploration

February 6, 2020 Ann Gardner: The Shape of Air
Create artwork with light.
March 5, 2020 Ceramics and Textiles from the Southwest
Build a cardboard loom, then design & weave a tapestry.
April 2, 2020 No program in April. Enjoy a free online audio guide of The 2020 Idaho Triennial.
May 7, 2020 Women in American Impressionism
Draw an impressionistic portrait with oil pastels.
June 4, 2020 Outside the Lines
Collage an abstract artwork.
July 2, 2020 Ann Gardner: The Shape of Air
Make a bubble painting.
August 6, 2020 Unbound: Books as Art
Bind a sketchbook or journal.

Art Answers
Drop-in, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Stop by to learn more about artwork, exhibitions, artists, and materials.

Program Calendar – Art Answers

February 6, 2020 Learn how glass is made with Dr. Matt Kohn from Boise State University while exploring Ann Gardner’s installations.
March 5, 2020 Join artist Genie Sue Weppner and discuss creating ceramic artworks in conjunction with Ceramics and Textiles from the Southwest.
April 2, 2020 No program in April. Enjoy a free online audio guide of The 2020 Idaho Triennial.
May 7, 2020 Learn about painter Sherri Carter’s artistic process after viewing the exhibition Women in American Impressionism.
June 4, 2020 Visit with artist Lorelle Rau about her work and the
elements of art after seeing Outside the Lines.
July 2, 2020 Explore glass art with artist Delia Dante in
conjunction with Ann Gardner: The Shape of Air.
August 6, 2020 Investigate bookmaking with artist Caitlin Harris after viewing Unbound: Books as Art.

Art Break Tour
2nd Thursday of each month | 2 p.m.
Recharge with art and enjoy a 30-minute docent-led tour. Free with admission. BAM members FREE.

Upcoming Art Break Tours

February 13, 2020 Ann Gardner: The Shape of Air
March 12, 2020 Ceramics and Textiles of the Southwest: Gifts of the Carley Collection
April 9, 2020 No tour in April – BAM Closed
May 14, 2020 Women in American Impressionism
June 11, 2020 Outside the Lines
July 9, 2020 Ann Gardner: The Shape of Air
August 13, 2020 Unbound: Books as Art

 


Draw Inspiration
3rd Tuesday of each month | 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Come be inspired to draw in the Museum! Drop-in, designed for all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Look closely at artworks of your choice and practice your sketching. BAM provides paper, drawing clipboards, pencils, and portable seats. Feel free to bring your own small sketchbook and pencils (pens, markers, and paint are not permitted in the Museum). Free with price of admission. BAM members FREE.


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.

Senior Tour | 2 p.m.
BAM invites senior citizens to participate in a free, docent-led tour featuring a BAM exhibition. Seating available.

Upcoming Senior Tours

February 19, 2020 Ann Gardner: The Shape of Air
March 18, 2020 No tour – BAM Closed
April 15, 2020 No tour – BAM Closed
May 20, 2020 Women in American Impressionism
June 17, 2020 Outside the Lines
July 15, 2020 Ann Gardner: The Shape of Air
August 19, 2020 Unbound: Books as Art

 


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

Join local artists and experts for afternoon demonstrations related to the exhibitions.  Free with admission. BAM Members FREE.

Activity Calendar – Sunday Demo

February 16, 2020 Glassblowing: Zion Warne
March 15, 2020 Ceramics: Shay McCall Woodhouse
April 19, 2020 No program in April – BAM Closed
May 17, 2020 Painting: John Taye
June 21, 2020 Drawing: Kristen Furlong
July 19, 2020 Fused Glass: Christopher Gibson
August 16, 2020 Bookmaking: Lisa Cheney

Hands-on Art Saturday
Last Saturday of each month | Noon – 3 p.m.
Come make art together! Drop-in, designed for all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with admission. BAM Members FREE.

Activity Calendar – Hands-on Art Saturday

February 28, 2020 Ann Gardner: The Shape of Air
Experiment with transparency and light.
March 28, 2020 No program – BAM Closed
April 25, 2020 The 2020 Idaho Triennial
Create artwork inspired by local Idaho artists.
May 30, 2020 Women in American Impressionism
Paint an impressionistic portrait.
June 27, 2020 Outside the Lines
Build a 3D collage.
July 25, 2020 Ann Gardner: The Shape of Air
Create with recycled materials.
August 29, 2020 Women in American Impressionism 
Design a Victorian frame for your own artwork.

ART ADVENTURE GUIDES
for Families

Pick up copy at BAM’s front desk when you visit, or download a copy now!
Art Adventure Guide – English »
Art Adventure Guide – Spanish »


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services MA 11-16-0430-16.

IMLS

FAMILY ACTIVITY PACKS

Available any time you visit the Museum! BAM offers activity packs for families with children ages 4-12 to use as they explore the Museum’s exhibitions. Includes games, stories, and more!