Our not-for-profit mission:
"The Idaho Art Lab promotes the visual arts and provides opportunities to people of any age, ability or economic status to engage in the arts by offering art education programs, gallery exhibits & a gathering place for residents to be involved in the arts as part of their daily life."
Local Arts Links
Who are we? We are volunteer run with plans for 3 full time & 2 part time paid positions. Volunteers get to use the art lab equipment and attend workshops FREE of charge.
What do we do? We are a drop-in art activity center including:
- Workshops for all ages and abilities. Click here to view our offering.
- Yellowstone Teton Gallery of Art exhibiting local artists' original works of art.
Click here for deadlines and themes.
- 14 drop-in Art Labs for rent at $3 - $5 per hour (see details below)
- Paint Your Own Pottery Studio with ready to paint ceramic pieces
- Art Supply Store from fine art supplies to kid's craft kits
- Artist Residency program with kitchen, shower facilities and private room for artists to stay 1 - 3 weeks.
- Reference Library of art books
- Gift Store with homemade crafts, local artists' small works & local souvenirs
More about our art labs: We offer drop-in, hourly rentals of art equipment in 16 different art mediums. Learn how to use the equipment with a Lab Certification Class (usually $25 - $35) then rent that Lab for $5.00/hour, $3.00/hour with a punch card or FREE with 3.5 hours/week of volunteerism.
OUR DROP-IN ART LABS INCLUDE :
- Ceramics (Paint Your Own Pottery)
- Hand Carved Block Printing
- Cartoon Animation (old-school cell or digital)
- Scroll Saw Woodworking
- Photography Darkroom for 35mm to 4" x 5" negatives
- Faceting gemstone cutting
- Painting in Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel and more
- Screen Printing with Photo Emulsion and Vacuum Table
- Computer Arts for photo editing, illustration, graphic arts and more
- Illustration drafting table
- Paper Arts, paper making, cutting and embossing
- Vacuum Forming (vinyl, plastic, silicone and more)
- Gallery Exhibits of Local Artists & Aspiring Artists
- Workshops on demand and weekly art classes for all ages.
- Regional Arts Calendar - Art Events from Island Park to American Falls. Click here.
- FREE use of easels, light tables, drafting tables, project tables, paper cutter, overhead projector and much more!
- FREE use of paper, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, rulers, glue and more.
- Regional Distributor of bulk clay to schools & artists
- Art instruction in Yellowstone National Park
Future plans ...
Mobile Art Lab
- Bus or Traveliner will travel to the regions schools, parks, hospitals, etc. spreading the joy of art
- Plein Air workshops/road trips in heated Mobile Art Lab
1hour per week instruction.
Call for current schedule.
Classes for all ages & abilities
Students can ride the school bus to the Lab
with advanced notice.
$70 or $100/couple for a 4 hr. session
1 hr. lesson, 3 hrs. practice time on wheel
(Class limit: 2 students)
$140 or $200/couple for 4 Pottery Lessons
4 hours of lessons & 12 hrs. of practice time on the wheel
(Class limit: 2 students)
Field Artists field trips (more info)
Free, no instruction, easels available.
For plein air painters, photographers, field sketchers ... everyone welcome!
Call 208-932-0893 to be notified of winter field trips. Weekly field trips will resume in April.
Family Service Opportunities
We will lead a personal tour & service activity for your whole family! Help your community & set a good example for your family.
Volunteers are always needed!
Monthly Artist Meeting
Still Life Sessions
Last Thursday of each month
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
bring whatever you are working on or join us drawing or painting a still life . No RSVP needed.
Great for the beginner. Bring your recently completed works for show & tell for feedback.
We will take portfolio photos of your previously completed artwork (rsvp for this), $5.00/each
Gab at the Lab
2nd Thursday of each month
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Take a break, meet new friends and do something for yourself. Free for anyone (guys & gals) aged 14+. Bring a project to work on or join us in a monthly project we've organized. No RSVP needed.
See more photos and get frequent updates on our Facebook Page. Please help us help the community by volunteering, donating or exhibiting your artwork.
Please peruse our links to learn more about the project, how you can help and how we can help your family or your school. Do you have any comments, ideas or concerns about our vision? Come to the next meeting or let us know by emailing us at email@example.com