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01 Wednesday

02 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.

Seattle Art Fai...
6:00 pm—9:00 pm

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is a proud cultural partner of the 2018 Seattle Art Fair, a unique and innovative art experience showcasing the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest. Taking place August 2-5 at CenturyLink Field Event Center, the fair features over 90 local, regional, and international art galleries presenting modern and contemporary art.  

03 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 | Times will vary. Inquire via contact info above.
BIMA Galleries & Bistro | FREE

Seattle Art Fai...
11:00 am—8:00 pm

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is a proud cultural partner of the 2018 Seattle Art Fair, a unique and innovative art experience showcasing the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest. Taking place August 2-5 at CenturyLink Field Event Center, the fair features over 90 local, regional, and international art galleries presenting modern and contemporary art.  

Art in Action!
11:00 am—2:00 pm

Let your visit to the Museum spark your creativity!

Drop in and create while you're visiting the art museum! Join teaching artists in one of BIMA's light-filled galleries as they guide make-and-take art projects designed for all ages. No preregistration is necessary for this free program.

PROJECTS:

July 6 - Nature Mobiles taught by Juliette Wallace
Combine flowers, plants, and shells from our area with your own drawings and cut paper to create a bright summer inspired mobile.

July 13 - T-Shirt Hackathon taught by Lisa Keller
How can you customize a basic T-shirt? Come to our t-shirt hackathon and explore the possibilities!

July 20 - Felt patches and badges taught by Lisa Keller
Design your own felt patches and badges so you can wear your heart on your sleeve!

July 27 - Soft circuits taught by BI High School Spartronics
Light up your artwork by building electric circuits with the help of Bainbridge High School's Spartronics robotics team.

August 3 - Color Tessellations taught by Nicole Schluter
Experiment with a meditative, Zentangle-inspired method of filling geometric shapes with your own patterns and designs.

August 10 - Contour Hand Drawings taught by Nicole Schluter
Play with using a continuous line to create a picture! Contour drawing is a great way for people of all skill levels to build their observational abilities.

August 17 - Collage taught by Michele Soderstrom
Explore the medium of collage by layering papers, images, and more to create one of a kind artwork.

August 24 - Trading Cards taught by Danielle Gordon
Make your own trading cards, "collecting" drawings of plants and animals you find in the museum!

August 31 - Bookbinding taught by Lisa Keller
Learn basic folding and stitching techniques to create a handmade book and custom cover.

September 1 - DIY Stickers taught by Scott McCall
Make your own stickers using common art supplies. Bring home stickers for your collection or trade with your friends

September 2 - Wire and glass bead sculptures taught by Isobel Coney
Draw inspiration from Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles's artworks to create your own wire and bead sculptures.

 

Drop-In | Free | 11am-2pm | Museum Galleries 

Questions? Contact Education Director, Kristin Tollefson at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004

04 Saturday

Seattle Art Fai...
11:00 am—7:00 pm

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is a proud cultural partner of the 2018 Seattle Art Fair, a unique and innovative art experience showcasing the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest. Taking place August 2-5 at CenturyLink Field Event Center, the fair features over 90 local, regional, and international art galleries presenting modern and contemporary art.  

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

05 Sunday

Seattle Art Fai...
11:00 am—6:00 pm

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is a proud cultural partner of the 2018 Seattle Art Fair, a unique and innovative art experience showcasing the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest. Taking place August 2-5 at CenturyLink Field Event Center, the fair features over 90 local, regional, and international art galleries presenting modern and contemporary art.  

06 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

07 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

08 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

09 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.

 

10 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

Art in Action!
11:00 am—2:00 pm

Let your visit to the Museum spark your creativity!

Drop in and create while you're visiting the art museum! Join teaching artists in one of BIMA's light-filled galleries as they guide make-and-take art projects designed for all ages. No preregistration is necessary for this free program.

PROJECTS:

July 6 - Nature Mobiles taught by Juliette Wallace
Combine flowers, plants, and shells from our area with your own drawings and cut paper to create a bright summer inspired mobile.

July 13 - T-Shirt Hackathon taught by Lisa Keller
How can you customize a basic T-shirt? Come to our t-shirt hackathon and explore the possibilities!

July 20 - Felt patches and badges taught by Lisa Keller
Design your own felt patches and badges so you can wear your heart on your sleeve!

July 27 - Soft circuits taught by BI High School Spartronics
Light up your artwork by building electric circuits with the help of Bainbridge High School's Spartronics robotics team.

August 3 - Color Tessellations taught by Nicole Schluter
Experiment with a meditative, Zentangle-inspired method of filling geometric shapes with your own patterns and designs.

August 10 - Contour Hand Drawings taught by Nicole Schluter
Play with using a continuous line to create a picture! Contour drawing is a great way for people of all skill levels to build their observational abilities.

August 17 - Collage taught by Michele Soderstrom
Explore the medium of collage by layering papers, images, and more to create one of a kind artwork.

August 24 - Trading Cards taught by Danielle Gordon
Make your own trading cards, "collecting" drawings of plants and animals you find in the museum!

August 31 - Bookbinding taught by Lisa Keller
Learn basic folding and stitching techniques to create a handmade book and custom cover.

September 1 - DIY Stickers taught by Scott McCall
Make your own stickers using common art supplies. Bring home stickers for your collection or trade with your friends

September 2 - Wire and glass bead sculptures taught by Isobel Coney
Draw inspiration from Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles's artworks to create your own wire and bead sculptures.

 

Drop-In | Free | 11am-2pm | Museum Galleries 

Questions? Contact Education Director, Kristin Tollefson at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004

11 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.

Reserve Tickets2

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

An Evening with...
7:30 pm—10:00 pm

Presented in partnership with Space Craft

Named "Best Folk Act 2017" by Seattle Weekly, Tomo Nakayama has consistently created music that is complex, nuanced, and emotionally compelling. His decade of work both as a solo artist and as frontman in his chamber-pop band Grand Hallway has been praised by NPR, New York Times, and KEXP. Known for his crystalline high-tenor voice, intricate fingerpicking, cinematic production style, and simple, poetic lyrics imbued with warmth and humanity, Tomos songs have drawn comparisons to Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Jeff Buckley. He has also composed music for film and television and starred as an actor alongside Ellen Page in Lynn Shelton's Sundance Grand Jury nominated movie Touchy Feely. He was Artist in Residence at Seattle's Town Hall, where he wrote and recorded (with Yuuki Matthews of the Shins) his solo debut album, Fog On The Lens, which spent 8 weeks on the CMJ Top 200 and was named Album of the Month by Seattle Met. In 2017, Nakayama toured with Seattle legend Jeremy Enigk of Sunny Day Real Estate. His self-produced second solo album, Pieces of Sky finds Nakayama venturing further into the digital chamber folk sound of his debut album while incorporating ambient synths, dream pop atmospherics, and analog drum machines into the mix. They reflect his experiences of, among other things, touring solo across the US, Japan, and Europe, and a year spent busking and people watching at Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

Tom Brosseau has been featured on NPR's All Songs Considered, Weekend Edition & First Listen & on Cerys Matthews' much revered BBC6 show.

Brosseau's songs are included in Judd Apatow's Netflix series Love, and in the Showtime series, Shameless, and were chosen by Natalie Portman for a charity compilation.

Oono Yuuki is renowned in Japanese indie rock and folk circles as a musical polymath, both as the leader of his 9-piece orchestral math rock band and as a solo singer/songwriter of intimate, emotionally stirring folk songs whose soaring melodies transcend all barriers of language. Over two full band albums on Tokyo based Art Union Group and four solo releases that recall kindred spirits Sufjan Stevens and John Fahey, Oono has created a unique musical world which has earned him performances at high profile festivals all across Japan. This marks his first performance in the United States.

$15 online | $20 at the door
7:00 PM doors | 7:30 PM show

Reserve Tickets2

12 Sunday

13 Monday

14 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

15 Wednesday

16 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.

 

 

17 Friday

Art in Action!
11:00 am—2:00 pm

Let your visit to the Museum spark your creativity!

Drop in and create while you're visiting the art museum! Join teaching artists in one of BIMA's light-filled galleries as they guide make-and-take art projects designed for all ages. No preregistration is necessary for this free program.

PROJECTS:

July 6 - Nature Mobiles taught by Juliette Wallace
Combine flowers, plants, and shells from our area with your own drawings and cut paper to create a bright summer inspired mobile.

July 13 - T-Shirt Hackathon taught by Lisa Keller
How can you customize a basic T-shirt? Come to our t-shirt hackathon and explore the possibilities!

July 20 - Felt patches and badges taught by Lisa Keller
Design your own felt patches and badges so you can wear your heart on your sleeve!

July 27 - Soft circuits taught by BI High School Spartronics
Light up your artwork by building electric circuits with the help of Bainbridge High School's Spartronics robotics team.

August 3 - Color Tessellations taught by Nicole Schluter
Experiment with a meditative, Zentangle-inspired method of filling geometric shapes with your own patterns and designs.

August 10 - Contour Hand Drawings taught by Nicole Schluter
Play with using a continuous line to create a picture! Contour drawing is a great way for people of all skill levels to build their observational abilities.

August 17 - Collage taught by Michele Soderstrom
Explore the medium of collage by layering papers, images, and more to create one of a kind artwork.

August 24 - Trading Cards taught by Danielle Gordon
Make your own trading cards, "collecting" drawings of plants and animals you find in the museum!

August 31 - Bookbinding taught by Lisa Keller
Learn basic folding and stitching techniques to create a handmade book and custom cover.

September 1 - DIY Stickers taught by Scott McCall
Make your own stickers using common art supplies. Bring home stickers for your collection or trade with your friends

September 2 - Wire and glass bead sculptures taught by Isobel Coney
Draw inspiration from Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles's artworks to create your own wire and bead sculptures.

 

Drop-In | Free | 11am-2pm | Museum Galleries 

Questions? Contact Education Director, Kristin Tollefson at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004

18 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.

Reserve Tickets2

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

19 Sunday

Workshops & Dem...
1:00 pm—5:00 pm

Write a Beautiful Letter with Poet Calligrapher Lindsey Wayland

A letter is one of the most generous things you can give someone. The gift of a letter gives the recipient a moment to pause and exist within the space and connection between letter-writer and recipient.

The class will focus on writing a beautiful letter. You will hand-make envelopes from everyday supplies; artfully address an envelope with calligraphic typography; focus on raw, beautiful materials; learn the art of storytelling in letter-writing; read ancient letters for inspiration; unleash authentic language in letters; discover how to extract inspiration for artists and writers in the after-thought of letter-writing; and implement systems to find time to write letters in today's busy world. 

Each student will leave with very beautiful supplies. But more importantly, students will leave with a refreshed or new deeply-felt sense of connection. All levels are welcome.

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INSTRUCTOR BIO
Lindsey Wayland is a poet and calligrapher in Port Townsend, Washington. Raised by wildly creative parents, she grew up in a family whose mission and highest regarded value was creativity. Any creative whim she had was nourished with great care. She wrote her first poem at age six. Her poetry volumes were comprised of artfully written script was her love of typography which led her to calligraphy. She studied Creative Writing and Ceramics at Stephen F. Austin State University. 

Letter-writing combines Waylands love of poetry and calligraphy; in February 2017 Wayland calligraphed 70 letters near and far. She has facilitated art, poetry, and letter-writing workshops for adults and youth, primarily at-risk and inner-city children. She is a member of the IAMPETH, the oldest and largest penmanship organization, dedicated to practicing and preserving the beautiful arts of calligraphy and fine penmanship. Her love of teaching is born of her intuitive connection with people and her ability to reflect the highest potential of her students. 

She is currently working on a book of poems called Bring Your Empty Hands about the space emptiness can embody, the many shapes of soil, and how a bone is a prayer.

Sunday, August 19 | 1-5 PM | BIMA Classroom
$70 Member / $80 Non-Member | All materials provided.

Register Here

For any questions, please email Education Director, Kristin Tollefson at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004

20 Monday

21 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

22 Wednesday

Visual Literacy...
10:00 am—3:00 pm

Educators from all grade levels and subject areas are invited to explore strategies for integrating art into their curriculum to enhance student engagement and foster visual literacy. Join BIMA educators, volunteers, and teaching artists to learn about our approach to welcoming K-12 students to the museum and share your expertise to help shape the future of BIMA’s field trip and project residency programs!

A limited number of K-12 classroom educators who commit to serving as an ambassador to their school or district on behalf of BIMA for the 2018-2019 school year will also receive modest stipends ($80 each) for their participation in this workshop, in addition to clock hours, lunch, and resources.

All participants will receive free classroom resources and five (5) Washington State clock hours. Lunch provided.

Training Date: August 22 | 10 am-3 pm
Registration Deadline: August 15 | 5 pm

Register Here2

Kristin L. Tollefson, Education Director, kristin@biartmuseum.org. 206.451.4004

23 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.

 

24 Friday

Meet Me at the ...
10:30 am—12:00 pm

Meet Me at the Movies is a unique film experience. Theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by audience discussion and reminiscence guided by a moderator. Designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, this program can be enjoyed by all adults. This program is produced in partnership with the Frye Art Museum

Registration is not required for this free program. Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins. First-come, first-served.

February 9: Exploration
May 25: Aging
August 24: Pacific Northwest
November 9: Animals

10:30 AM - 12 PM  |  BIMA Auditorium  |  Free, $5 suggested donation

Art in Action!
11:00 am—2:00 pm

Let your visit to the Museum spark your creativity!

Drop in and create while you're visiting the art museum! Join teaching artists in one of BIMA's light-filled galleries as they guide make-and-take art projects designed for all ages. No preregistration is necessary for this free program.

PROJECTS:

July 6 - Nature Mobiles taught by Juliette Wallace
Combine flowers, plants, and shells from our area with your own drawings and cut paper to create a bright summer inspired mobile.

July 13 - T-Shirt Hackathon taught by Lisa Keller
How can you customize a basic T-shirt? Come to our t-shirt hackathon and explore the possibilities!

July 20 - Felt patches and badges taught by Lisa Keller
Design your own felt patches and badges so you can wear your heart on your sleeve!

July 27 - Soft circuits taught by BI High School Spartronics
Light up your artwork by building electric circuits with the help of Bainbridge High School's Spartronics robotics team.

August 3 - Color Tessellations taught by Nicole Schluter
Experiment with a meditative, Zentangle-inspired method of filling geometric shapes with your own patterns and designs.

August 10 - Contour Hand Drawings taught by Nicole Schluter
Play with using a continuous line to create a picture! Contour drawing is a great way for people of all skill levels to build their observational abilities.

August 17 - Collage taught by Michele Soderstrom
Explore the medium of collage by layering papers, images, and more to create one of a kind artwork.

August 24 - Trading Cards taught by Danielle Gordon
Make your own trading cards, "collecting" drawings of plants and animals you find in the museum!

August 31 - Bookbinding taught by Lisa Keller
Learn basic folding and stitching techniques to create a handmade book and custom cover.

September 1 - DIY Stickers taught by Scott McCall
Make your own stickers using common art supplies. Bring home stickers for your collection or trade with your friends

September 2 - Wire and glass bead sculptures taught by Isobel Coney
Draw inspiration from Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles's artworks to create your own wire and bead sculptures.

 

Drop-In | Free | 11am-2pm | Museum Galleries 

Questions? Contact Education Director, Kristin Tollefson at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004

25 Saturday

26 Sunday

27 Monday

28 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

29 Wednesday

30 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.

31 Friday

Art in Action!
11:00 am—2:00 pm

Let your visit to the Museum spark your creativity!

Drop in and create while you're visiting the art museum! Join teaching artists in one of BIMA's light-filled galleries as they guide make-and-take art projects designed for all ages. No preregistration is necessary for this free program.

PROJECTS:

July 6 - Nature Mobiles taught by Juliette Wallace
Combine flowers, plants, and shells from our area with your own drawings and cut paper to create a bright summer inspired mobile.

July 13 - T-Shirt Hackathon taught by Lisa Keller
How can you customize a basic T-shirt? Come to our t-shirt hackathon and explore the possibilities!

July 20 - Felt patches and badges taught by Lisa Keller
Design your own felt patches and badges so you can wear your heart on your sleeve!

July 27 - Soft circuits taught by BI High School Spartronics
Light up your artwork by building electric circuits with the help of Bainbridge High School's Spartronics robotics team.

August 3 - Color Tessellations taught by Nicole Schluter
Experiment with a meditative, Zentangle-inspired method of filling geometric shapes with your own patterns and designs.

August 10 - Contour Hand Drawings taught by Nicole Schluter
Play with using a continuous line to create a picture! Contour drawing is a great way for people of all skill levels to build their observational abilities.

August 17 - Collage taught by Michele Soderstrom
Explore the medium of collage by layering papers, images, and more to create one of a kind artwork.

August 24 - Trading Cards taught by Danielle Gordon
Make your own trading cards, "collecting" drawings of plants and animals you find in the museum!

August 31 - Bookbinding taught by Lisa Keller
Learn basic folding and stitching techniques to create a handmade book and custom cover.

September 1 - DIY Stickers taught by Scott McCall
Make your own stickers using common art supplies. Bring home stickers for your collection or trade with your friends

September 2 - Wire and glass bead sculptures taught by Isobel Coney
Draw inspiration from Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles's artworks to create your own wire and bead sculptures.

 

Drop-In | Free | 11am-2pm | Museum Galleries 

Questions? Contact Education Director, Kristin Tollefson at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004