Monthly Education Programs
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||Create a mixed-media map of Idaho.|
|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 Sponsored by the Art4Moore Fund of Tides Foundation
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
Program Calendar – Art Answers
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||The 2020 Idaho Triennial|
|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
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
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||Pleating & Smocking: Lily Martina Lee|
|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||Ceramics and Textiles from the Southwest
Sculpt a storyteller from air-dry clay.
|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
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services MA 11-16-0430-16.
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!