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

September 4, 2019 Make a sculpture.
October 2, 2019 Create a collage.
November 6, 2019 Explore patterns.
December 4, 2019 Collage with yarn.
January 1, 2020 No program – BAM closed for New Year’s.
February 5, 2020 Make art with bubbles.

First Thursday
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

September 5, 2019 Margaret Jacobs: Steel Medicine—Create a wire sculpture.
October 3, 2019 Make art with artists as part of a special Preview Night for BOSCO’s Open Studio Weekend.
November 7, 2019 Outside the Lines—Make a print with line and shape.
December 5, 2019 Ceramics and Textiles of the Southwest: Gifts of the Carley Collection—Create a patterned design on clay.
January 2, 2020 Impressionism in the Northwest—Paint a personally meaningful landscape.
February 6, 2020 Ann Gardner—Create artwork with light.

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

Program Calendar – Art Answers

September 5, 2019 Explore Margaret Jacobs: Steel Medicine and learn about ironworkers with BAM docents.
October 3, 2019 Visit with artists as part of a special Preview Night for BOSCO’s Open Studio Weekend.
November 7, 2019 Speak with artist Anne Boyles about creating compositions through color, line, and shape after visiting Outside the Lines.
December 5, 2019 Speak to BSU Anthropology Professor, Dr. Mikael Fauvelle, about clay objects in conjunction with Ceramics and Textiles of the Southwest: Gifts of the Carley Collection.
January 2, 2020 Speak to a plein air painter, Laurie Asahara, after visiting Impressionism in the Northwest.
February 6, 2020 Learn how glass is made with Dr. Matt Kohn from Boise State University while exploring Ann Gardner’s installations.

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

September 12, 2019 Margaret Jacobs: Steel Medicine
October 10, 2019 Wally Dion: Current
November 14, 2019 Outside the Lines
December 12, 2019 Ceramics and Textiles of the Southwest: Gifts of the Carley Collection
January 9, 2020 Impressionism in the Northwest
February 13, 2020 Ann Gardner

 


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

September 18, 2019 Margaret Jacobs: Steel Medicine
October 16, 2019 Wally Dion: Current
November 20, 2019 Outside the Lines
December 18, 2019 Ceramics and Textiles of the Southwest: Gifts of the Carley Collection
January 15, 2020 Impressionism in the Northwest
February 19, 2020 Ann Gardner

 


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

September 15, 2019 Metalworking: Anika Smulovitz
October 20, 2019 Quilting: Laura Reardon
November 17, 2019 Printmaking: Alexandra Velardes
December 15, 2019 Fiber Arts: Betty Hayzlett
January 19, 2020 Painting: Sherri Carter
February 16, 2020 Glassblowing: Zion Warne

Family 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 – Family Art Saturday

September 28, 2019 Margaret Jacobs: Steel Medicine – Build a hanging sculpture.
October 26, 2019 Wally Dion: Current – Quilt with unusual materials.
November 30, 2019 Outside the Lines – Build and sculpt with clay.
December 28, 2019 Ceramics & Textiles of the Southwest: Gifts of the Carley Collection – Create designs with yarn.
January 25, 2020 Impressionism in the Northwest – Paint with texture.
February 29, 2020 Ann Gardner – Experiment with transparency and light.

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!