Art Reach

FREE ArtReach Program
(for Schools Outside of Ada County)

Supported in part by grants from J.R. Simplot Company Foundation, Gladys E. Langroise Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, and the Whittenberger Foundation.

BAM’s ArtReach Program serves schools outside Ada County. A BAM trained educator travels to classrooms and engages students for 90 minutes in lively discussions and hands-on activities related to BAM’s collection and the classroom curricula. Visits are developed for pre-K through twelfth grades.

Download 2017-2018 Brochure

FREE Pre-K-12 Art Experiences in Your Classroom

Can’t come to the Museum? Outside of Ada County? Within 50 miles of BAM? We’ll come to you!

Beginning August 22, 2016, classroom teachers may call 345-8330 ext. 36 to make a reservation at least three weeks in advance. Only the classroom teacher may make reservations. ArtReach visits are provided September 15, 2015 – May 27, 2016.

You provide:

  • 90 uninterrupted minutes
  • Students (up to 30) with first-name-only name tags
  • Electric power source
  • Projection screen (or paper-covered wall)
  • Space for discussion and hands-on activity
  • Your normal classroom discipline

BAM ArtReach Instructor brings:

  • Projector and other equipment
  • Supplies for a hands-on experience
  • 3-5 digital images (Original artwork cannot
    travel due to insurance and liability issues.
  • Free passes that encourage students to
    visit BAM
Times: The program is offered Tuesday through Friday, September 19, 2016 through May 26, 2017. Morning and afternoon times available. One visit per classroom. Cost: This program is free for schools outside of Ada County, within a 50-mile radius of the Museum. Thanks to the generous grant support from the J.R. Simplot Company Foundation and Gladys E. Langroise Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, and the Whittenberger Foundation, the $60 visit/materials fee is waived. In addition, students who participate in BAM’s ArtReach Program will receive a Free Return Pass to visit the Museum.Content: Before your visit, an ArtReach Instructor will contact you to discuss the ways in which the visit can enhance classroom curricula. A Pre-Visit Art Pack will be emailed to you prior to the visit to help prepare the students and to offer ideas for extending the experience beyond BAM’s visit.