Art Reach

FREE ArtReach Program

Supported in part by grants from the J.R. Simplot Company Foundation, the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

ArtReach is now available to teachers remotely, and is accessible on any device. This easy-to-use online platform includes images, written and recorded discussion guides, and art-making videos. Teachers can download content in advance or share with students using wifi.


Content
These 45- to 60-minute remote programs are intended to provide high-quality art education experiences from the Boise Art Museum to your classroom in an easy-to-use format that meets state and national teaching and learning standards.

You provide:
•  Students
•  Computer with internet access or downloaded content provided by BAM
•  Monitor(s)/Projection screen
•  Space for discussion and tools for hands-on art activity

BAM provides:
• High-quality artwork images on online platform
• Written and recorded program with scripts, artwork information, and discussion questions
• Video examples and instructions for art making
• Supplies for a hands-on experience (if requested) or a supply list for home schools
• Free passes that encourage students to visit BAM

Ready to Book?

Questions? Please call 208-345-8330 x118


During registration, school teachers will have the option of requesting free art materials for their program. They can be received by in-person delivery (within 50 miles of BAM), mail, or teacher pick-up. BAM can provide homeschools with a supply list. Please reserve the program at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure preparation and delivery/pick up of art materials in time for your lesson.

After you register, you will be emailed an Access Code that opens your selected ArtReach program for three weeks.  You will have unlimited access to the program during that time.


Program Descriptions

While BAM created these programs with the curricula of each of the grade levels in mind, teachers may choose to adapt a program from any grade level, to fit the needs of their students.

Recommended
Grade Level
Program Themes Additional Information
 

K-3

 

Community and Home

 

  • Communities across cultures
  • Community and self
  • Studies of Home
  • Hands-On Art Project:
    Community and Home Collage Project
     
 

Teaching Standards & Learning Objectives »

 

Curricular Connections & Extensions »

 

K-3

 

Birds

 

  • Symbolism
  • Art Media
  • Perspectives
  • Hands-On Art Project:
    Bird Drawing with Oil Pastels
 

Teaching Standards & Learning Objectives »

 

Curricular Connections & Extensions »

 

K-3

 

3D Sculpture

 

  • Form
  • 2D versus 3D artwork
  • Non-traditional Media
  • Hands-On Art Project:
    Sculpture with Clay
 

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K-3

 

Art and the Environment

 

  • Environmental issues
  • Relationship between people and land
  • Abstract and idealized environments
  • Hands-On Art Project:
    Watercolor and Charcoal Environments
 

Teaching Standards & Learning Objectives »

 

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4-8

 

3D Sculpture

 

  • Form
  • 2D versus 3D artwork
  • Non-traditional Media
  • Hands-On Art Project:
    Sculpture with Clay
 

Teaching Standards & Learning Objectives »

 

Curricular Connections & Extensions »

 

4-8

 

Art and the Environment

 

  • Environmental issues
  • Relationship between people and land
  • Abstract and idealized environments
  • Hands-On Art Project:
    Watercolor and Charcoal Environments
 

Teaching Standards & Learning Objectives »

 

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4-8

 

Language of Art

 

  • Visual Messages
  • Interpretation
  • Various art-making methods
  • Hands-On Art Project:
    Painting with Watercolors
 

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4-8

 

James Castle

 

  • A close look at an Idaho artist
  • Messages and Meaning
  • Found materials
  • Hands-On Art Project:
    Charcoal Portrait Drawing
 

Teaching Standards & Learning Objectives »

 

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9-12

 

Many Voices: Perspectives on History, Identity, and Society

 

  • American History
  • Individual and
    collective identities
  • Social commentary and practice
  • Hands-On Art Project:
    Monotypes with a message
 

Teaching Standards & Learning Objectives »

 

Curricular Connections & Extensions »

 

9-12

 

Art and the Environment

 

  • Environmental issues
  • Relationship between people and land
  • Abstract and idealized environments
  • Hands-On Art Project:
    Watercolor and Charcoal Environments
 

Teaching Standards & Learning Objectives »

 

Curricular Connections & Extensions »

 

9-12

 

James Castle

 

  • A close look at an Idaho artist
  • Messages and Meaning
  • Found materials
  • Hands-On Art Project:
    Charcoal Portrait Drawing
 

Teaching Standards & Learning Objectives »

 

Curricular Connections & Extensions »

 

Adult

 

Collecting & Curating

 

  • Comparing
  • Classifying
  • Making Connections
  • Hands-On Art Project:
    Collecting and Curating Clay Collections
 

Summary and Learning Objectives »

Three Options for Program Participation

Teacher-Led

Select Teacher View

Teachers use the script to lead a classroom discussion with students.

Teacher-Led using BAM-narrated audio

Select Student View

Teachers guide their students through the experience by playing the audio files linked to each slide for the class to discuss.

Students Use Independently

Select Student View

Students view images, listen to audio, and consider the questions independently. Teachers then have students share their experiences in a class discussion.

Ready to Book?

Questions? Please call 208-345-8330 x118