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01 Sunday

02 Monday

03 Tuesday

04 Wednesday

05 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

06 Friday

LOOK AGAIN: Ear...
10:00 am—11:30 am

We invite individuals living with mild memory loss and their care partners to enjoy a facilitated art discussion in the museum’s galleries in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Attendees are invited to socialize in the BIMA Bistro with light snacks and fun conversations afterward.

This program does require pre-registration. To register, please contact Kenna Little, Alzheimer Association’s Early Stage Memory Loss Manager at 206-529-3868 or kelittle@alz.org.

First Friday of each month | 10 AM
BIMA Galleries & Bistro | FREE

07 Saturday

08 Sunday

09 Monday

Summer Camp
9:30 am—3:30 pm

Summer Camp 2018 header

BIMA is excited to offer three summer camps for different age groups.


WORDS AND PICTURES: Comics 101

July 9-13 | 9:30am-3:30pm
$375 General | $325 Family level and above members

Students entering grades 5-8

Description

Comics, manga, graphic novels—combining words and pictures together to tell amazing stories is what it’s all about. In this step-by-step class, young cartoonists will learn the basics of character design, story development, page layout, penciling, editing, and inking techniques through fun, challenging explorations designed to inspire creativity and ignite a desire to write and draw stories.

Instructor Bio

Lin Lucas is a multi-talented artist who not only works and teaches in the realm of comics, but also in dance, theater, and storytelling. Lin has taught visual and performing arts for numerous schools and arts organizations in the Seattle and Portland area. Lin has a BA in elementary education and served as Diversity Coordinator while on the faculty at the Northwest School. He brings a social justice lens to all of his work with students.

Register Here2

 


BUILD IT! CAMP: Wood & Wire

August 6-10 | 9:30am-3:30pm
$375 General | $325 Family level and above members

Students entering grades 1-4

Description

Let your imagination run wild in this week-long camp for elementary school-aged kids! Learn to build using sustainable materials including wood, wire, and other fun scrap media. Students will explore free-standing sculpture, hanging puppets, mini-houses and more! Safety and basic tool skills, as well as creative engineering for connecting materials, will be carefully covered.

Instructor Bio

Rachel Knudson is the founder of Sticky Art Lab, an educational art studio for creative reuse in Berkeley, CA. She brings years of hands-on experience teaching young inventors and creators about new ways of seeing, playing and experimenting with uncommon materials, along with a love of community-building, humor, and the environment.

Register Here2

10 Tuesday

Summer Camp
9:30 am—3:30 pm

Summer Camp 2018 header

BIMA is excited to offer three summer camps for different age groups.


WORDS AND PICTURES: Comics 101

July 9-13 | 9:30am-3:30pm
$375 General | $325 Family level and above members

Students entering grades 5-8

Description

Comics, manga, graphic novels—combining words and pictures together to tell amazing stories is what it’s all about. In this step-by-step class, young cartoonists will learn the basics of character design, story development, page layout, penciling, editing, and inking techniques through fun, challenging explorations designed to inspire creativity and ignite a desire to write and draw stories.

Instructor Bio

Lin Lucas is a multi-talented artist who not only works and teaches in the realm of comics, but also in dance, theater, and storytelling. Lin has taught visual and performing arts for numerous schools and arts organizations in the Seattle and Portland area. Lin has a BA in elementary education and served as Diversity Coordinator while on the faculty at the Northwest School. He brings a social justice lens to all of his work with students.

Register Here2

 


BUILD IT! CAMP: Wood & Wire

August 6-10 | 9:30am-3:30pm
$375 General | $325 Family level and above members

Students entering grades 1-4

Description

Let your imagination run wild in this week-long camp for elementary school-aged kids! Learn to build using sustainable materials including wood, wire, and other fun scrap media. Students will explore free-standing sculpture, hanging puppets, mini-houses and more! Safety and basic tool skills, as well as creative engineering for connecting materials, will be carefully covered.

Instructor Bio

Rachel Knudson is the founder of Sticky Art Lab, an educational art studio for creative reuse in Berkeley, CA. She brings years of hands-on experience teaching young inventors and creators about new ways of seeing, playing and experimenting with uncommon materials, along with a love of community-building, humor, and the environment.

Register Here2

Inspired Chef
6:00 pm—8:30 pm

Featured Chefs: Stephanie Knutson and Marcia Newlands

A series of pop-up dinners featuring themed menus inspired by our chef's cooking influences and passions in life.

This summer’s Inspired Chef series draws from a myriad of influences on our BIMA Bistro chefs' passion for food: regional cuisine from around the world; amazing restaurants or chefs and the cookbooks they’ve written; Stephanie and Marcia's personal connections to particular regions or cuisines; and locally sourced foods of the summer season plentiful in our own region.

Tuesdays, July 10-August 28

Two seatings: 6 PM & 7 PM

Set menu: $45 per person
Included: Soup or salad, entree, and dessert. Beverages not included.

Make your reservation: 206-451-4011

Please note membership discount does not apply to Inspired Chef events

Themes

  • July 10 - Middle Eastern
  • July 17 - Moroccan
  • July 24 - Mexican
  • July 31 - Spanish
  • Aug 7 - California
  • Aug 14 - Sicilian
  • Aug 21 - NW
  • Aug 28 - Greek

11 Wednesday

Summer Camp
9:30 am—3:30 pm

Summer Camp 2018 header

BIMA is excited to offer three summer camps for different age groups.


WORDS AND PICTURES: Comics 101

July 9-13 | 9:30am-3:30pm
$375 General | $325 Family level and above members

Students entering grades 5-8

Description

Comics, manga, graphic novels—combining words and pictures together to tell amazing stories is what it’s all about. In this step-by-step class, young cartoonists will learn the basics of character design, story development, page layout, penciling, editing, and inking techniques through fun, challenging explorations designed to inspire creativity and ignite a desire to write and draw stories.

Instructor Bio

Lin Lucas is a multi-talented artist who not only works and teaches in the realm of comics, but also in dance, theater, and storytelling. Lin has taught visual and performing arts for numerous schools and arts organizations in the Seattle and Portland area. Lin has a BA in elementary education and served as Diversity Coordinator while on the faculty at the Northwest School. He brings a social justice lens to all of his work with students.

Register Here2

 


BUILD IT! CAMP: Wood & Wire

August 6-10 | 9:30am-3:30pm
$375 General | $325 Family level and above members

Students entering grades 1-4

Description

Let your imagination run wild in this week-long camp for elementary school-aged kids! Learn to build using sustainable materials including wood, wire, and other fun scrap media. Students will explore free-standing sculpture, hanging puppets, mini-houses and more! Safety and basic tool skills, as well as creative engineering for connecting materials, will be carefully covered.

Instructor Bio

Rachel Knudson is the founder of Sticky Art Lab, an educational art studio for creative reuse in Berkeley, CA. She brings years of hands-on experience teaching young inventors and creators about new ways of seeing, playing and experimenting with uncommon materials, along with a love of community-building, humor, and the environment.

Register Here2

12 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

Summer Camp
9:30 am—3:30 pm

Summer Camp 2018 header

BIMA is excited to offer three summer camps for different age groups.


WORDS AND PICTURES: Comics 101

July 9-13 | 9:30am-3:30pm
$375 General | $325 Family level and above members

Students entering grades 5-8

Description

Comics, manga, graphic novels—combining words and pictures together to tell amazing stories is what it’s all about. In this step-by-step class, young cartoonists will learn the basics of character design, story development, page layout, penciling, editing, and inking techniques through fun, challenging explorations designed to inspire creativity and ignite a desire to write and draw stories.

Instructor Bio

Lin Lucas is a multi-talented artist who not only works and teaches in the realm of comics, but also in dance, theater, and storytelling. Lin has taught visual and performing arts for numerous schools and arts organizations in the Seattle and Portland area. Lin has a BA in elementary education and served as Diversity Coordinator while on the faculty at the Northwest School. He brings a social justice lens to all of his work with students.

Register Here2

 


BUILD IT! CAMP: Wood & Wire

August 6-10 | 9:30am-3:30pm
$375 General | $325 Family level and above members

Students entering grades 1-4

Description

Let your imagination run wild in this week-long camp for elementary school-aged kids! Learn to build using sustainable materials including wood, wire, and other fun scrap media. Students will explore free-standing sculpture, hanging puppets, mini-houses and more! Safety and basic tool skills, as well as creative engineering for connecting materials, will be carefully covered.

Instructor Bio

Rachel Knudson is the founder of Sticky Art Lab, an educational art studio for creative reuse in Berkeley, CA. She brings years of hands-on experience teaching young inventors and creators about new ways of seeing, playing and experimenting with uncommon materials, along with a love of community-building, humor, and the environment.

Register Here2

GO Figure! Life...
3:30 pm—5:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check out all three GO Figure! programs:


  

GO Figure! Live Nude Model Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm | BIMA Classroom

  • April 12, 26
  • May 3, 10, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14
  • September 6, 13, 27
  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Come to work independently or with instructor Emily Browne's guidance to build skills on observational drawing, line work, value, foreshortening/perspective, and color. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils.

 


 

GO Figure! Summer Drawing Sessions

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23

Location to be shared at Reception Desk at BIMA each week

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Keep your hand drawing during our daytime model sessions set in unique locations from the BIMA galleries to the Island Gateway campus, weather permitting. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session.

 

13 Friday

Summer Camp
9:30 am—3:30 pm

Summer Camp 2018 header

BIMA is excited to offer three summer camps for different age groups.


WORDS AND PICTURES: Comics 101

July 9-13 | 9:30am-3:30pm
$375 General | $325 Family level and above members

Students entering grades 5-8

Description

Comics, manga, graphic novels—combining words and pictures together to tell amazing stories is what it’s all about. In this step-by-step class, young cartoonists will learn the basics of character design, story development, page layout, penciling, editing, and inking techniques through fun, challenging explorations designed to inspire creativity and ignite a desire to write and draw stories.

Instructor Bio

Lin Lucas is a multi-talented artist who not only works and teaches in the realm of comics, but also in dance, theater, and storytelling. Lin has taught visual and performing arts for numerous schools and arts organizations in the Seattle and Portland area. Lin has a BA in elementary education and served as Diversity Coordinator while on the faculty at the Northwest School. He brings a social justice lens to all of his work with students.

Register Here2

 


BUILD IT! CAMP: Wood & Wire

August 6-10 | 9:30am-3:30pm
$375 General | $325 Family level and above members

Students entering grades 1-4

Description

Let your imagination run wild in this week-long camp for elementary school-aged kids! Learn to build using sustainable materials including wood, wire, and other fun scrap media. Students will explore free-standing sculpture, hanging puppets, mini-houses and more! Safety and basic tool skills, as well as creative engineering for connecting materials, will be carefully covered.

Instructor Bio

Rachel Knudson is the founder of Sticky Art Lab, an educational art studio for creative reuse in Berkeley, CA. She brings years of hands-on experience teaching young inventors and creators about new ways of seeing, playing and experimenting with uncommon materials, along with a love of community-building, humor, and the environment.

Register Here2

14 Saturday

15 Sunday

16 Monday

17 Tuesday

Inspired Chef
6:00 pm—8:30 pm

Featured Chefs: Stephanie Knutson and Marcia Newlands

A series of pop-up dinners featuring themed menus inspired by our chef's cooking influences and passions in life.

This summer’s Inspired Chef series draws from a myriad of influences on our BIMA Bistro chefs' passion for food: regional cuisine from around the world; amazing restaurants or chefs and the cookbooks they’ve written; Stephanie and Marcia's personal connections to particular regions or cuisines; and locally sourced foods of the summer season plentiful in our own region.

Tuesdays, July 10-August 28

Two seatings: 6 PM & 7 PM

Set menu: $45 per person
Included: Soup or salad, entree, and dessert. Beverages not included.

Make your reservation: 206-451-4011

Please note membership discount does not apply to Inspired Chef events

Themes

  • July 10 - Middle Eastern
  • July 17 - Moroccan
  • July 24 - Mexican
  • July 31 - Spanish
  • Aug 7 - California
  • Aug 14 - Sicilian
  • Aug 21 - NW
  • Aug 28 - Greek

18 Wednesday

19 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

Drink and Draw ...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check our other two GO Figure! programs:


 

GO Figure! Drink and Draw at the Alehouse

Third Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm

FREE | Clothed model and drawing materials provided

Ages: 21+

Come for a drink and stay to draw during this fun, free clothed model drop-in session facilitated by Emily Browne and hosted by BIMA at the Alehouse on Winslow, 500 Winslow Way E, Suite 110.

 

 

20 Friday

21 Saturday

Artist's Book T...
11:00 am—12:00 pm

Please join us for one of our upcoming Book Talks featuring the works currently on display in the Sherry Grover Gallery. Either BIMA Founder and Book Arts Curator, Cynthia Sears, or a special guest will guide a showing of selected works outside the display cases, allowing viewers to see the movement and multiple dimensions so critical to the appreciation of the book arts.

Book Talks meet in BIMA's Sherry Grover Gallery from 11am to 12pm on the following Saturdays: 

July 21- Gabby Cooksey
August 11- Cynthia Sears
August 18- Sandra Kroupa
September 1- Cynthia Sears
September 15- Ed Marquand

Due to the sensitive nature of handling Artist's Books, participants are asked to wash and dry their hands prior to the meeting. 

Space is limited for these events and reservations are recommended. Please choose no more than two of the offered programs so that others may have a chance to participate. If you are unable to get a reservation for the event of your choice, contact Amy Goldthwaite who will begin a waiting list two weeks prior to each of the talks.

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Questions may be directed to Amy Goldthwaite, Curatorial Associate at amygold@biartmuseum.org.

Meet the Artist...
1:00 pm—4:00 pm

Meet the Artist is an informal opportunity to engage with our current exhibiting artists in the galleries. Ask questions and learn first-hand about their work, inspiration, and process.

Free. No registration required.

Saturday, July 21, 1-4 PM

Saturday, August 4, 1-4 PM

Saturday, August 11, 1-4 PM

Saturday, August 18, 1-4 PM

Sunday, September 23, 1-4 PM

22 Sunday

23 Monday

24 Tuesday

Inspired Chef
6:00 pm—8:30 pm

Featured Chefs: Stephanie Knutson and Marcia Newlands

A series of pop-up dinners featuring themed menus inspired by our chef's cooking influences and passions in life.

This summer’s Inspired Chef series draws from a myriad of influences on our BIMA Bistro chefs' passion for food: regional cuisine from around the world; amazing restaurants or chefs and the cookbooks they’ve written; Stephanie and Marcia's personal connections to particular regions or cuisines; and locally sourced foods of the summer season plentiful in our own region.

Tuesdays, July 10-August 28

Two seatings: 6 PM & 7 PM

Set menu: $45 per person
Included: Soup or salad, entree, and dessert. Beverages not included.

Make your reservation: 206-451-4011

Please note membership discount does not apply to Inspired Chef events

Themes

  • July 10 - Middle Eastern
  • July 17 - Moroccan
  • July 24 - Mexican
  • July 31 - Spanish
  • Aug 7 - California
  • Aug 14 - Sicilian
  • Aug 21 - NW
  • Aug 28 - Greek

25 Wednesday

26 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

GO Figure! Life...
3:30 pm—5:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check out all three GO Figure! programs:


  

GO Figure! Live Nude Model Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm | BIMA Classroom

  • April 12, 26
  • May 3, 10, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14
  • September 6, 13, 27
  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Come to work independently or with instructor Emily Browne's guidance to build skills on observational drawing, line work, value, foreshortening/perspective, and color. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils.

 


 

GO Figure! Summer Drawing Sessions

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23

Location to be shared at Reception Desk at BIMA each week

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Keep your hand drawing during our daytime model sessions set in unique locations from the BIMA galleries to the Island Gateway campus, weather permitting. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session.

 

27 Friday

28 Saturday

Bistro Closed
10:00 am—6:00 pm

29 Sunday

30 Monday

31 Tuesday

Inspired Chef
6:00 pm—8:30 pm

Featured Chefs: Stephanie Knutson and Marcia Newlands

A series of pop-up dinners featuring themed menus inspired by our chef's cooking influences and passions in life.

This summer’s Inspired Chef series draws from a myriad of influences on our BIMA Bistro chefs' passion for food: regional cuisine from around the world; amazing restaurants or chefs and the cookbooks they’ve written; Stephanie and Marcia's personal connections to particular regions or cuisines; and locally sourced foods of the summer season plentiful in our own region.

Tuesdays, July 10-August 28

Two seatings: 6 PM & 7 PM

Set menu: $45 per person
Included: Soup or salad, entree, and dessert. Beverages not included.

Make your reservation: 206-451-4011

Please note membership discount does not apply to Inspired Chef events

Themes

  • July 10 - Middle Eastern
  • July 17 - Moroccan
  • July 24 - Mexican
  • July 31 - Spanish
  • Aug 7 - California
  • Aug 14 - Sicilian
  • Aug 21 - NW
  • Aug 28 - Greek