Various Locations
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain course will teach you trip planning and preparation, interpretation of the avalanche bulletin, observational techniques for snowpack, weather, and avalanches, terrain analysis, safe travel techniques, and decision-making fundamentals. Students will also learn the elements of companion avalanche rescue and practice using realistic scenarios. This course follows the Avalanche Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and is taught by AIARE Qualified Instructors. Our nationally recognized instructors and unmatched learning environment (i.e. incredible ski terrain!) will provide the best possible educational experience during your AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course. We offer courses based at our Williams Peak Hut in the heart of the Sawtooths, as well as programs based in Stanley or Ketchum/Sun Valley. Let us teach you how to minimize your risk while maximizing your skiing or riding! Difficulty: Good fitness, advanced downhill ski skills  Duration: 3 days/24 hours  Meeting Time: 8 am  Meeting Location: Sawtooth Mountain Guides Headquarters in Stanley Dates: Stanley (Field: Banner and Galena Summits) January 8-10, 2021 January 15-17, 2021 January 22-24, 2021 January 29-31, 2021 February 5-7, 2021  Ratio: 5:1  Stanley: $490/person
Making Art, Making Change: Women Artists in Latin America @ Virtual
6:00 pm
Join SVMoA’s Curator of Visual Arts, Courtney Gilbert, for an examination of the different ways 20th-century women artists across Latin America used their practices to push for change. The talk will consider artists including Maria Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo in Mexico, Tarsila do Amaral, Lygia Clark and Lygia Pape in Brazil, and Cecilia Vicuña in Chile, among others. How did these women use artistic techniques such as surrealism, geometric abstraction, performance and more to advocate for the change they hoped to see in the world? This lecture takes place online via the link provided following registration, on Wed, Jan 27, from 6–7pm. ABOUT THE LECTURER Courtney Gilbert holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in art history from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. Most recently she worked at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, where she coordinated the planning for a major exhibition of Latin American abstract art. Prior to joining SVMoA in 2006, she also taught Art History at Columbia College Chicago and Texas State University. Courtney received a Fulbright Fellowship for her dissertation research in Mexico and serves as Chair of the Ketchum Arts Commission. IMAGE: TARSILA ...
Various Locations
Jan 29 – Jan 31 all-day
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain course will teach you trip planning and preparation, interpretation of the avalanche bulletin, observational techniques for snowpack, weather, and avalanches, terrain analysis, safe travel techniques, and decision-making fundamentals. Students will also learn the elements of companion avalanche rescue and practice using realistic scenarios. This course follows the Avalanche Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and is taught by AIARE Qualified Instructors. Our nationally recognized instructors and unmatched learning environment (i.e. incredible ski terrain!) will provide the best possible educational experience during your AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course. We offer courses based at our Williams Peak Hut in the heart of the Sawtooths, as well as programs based in Stanley or Ketchum/Sun Valley. Let us teach you how to minimize your risk while maximizing your skiing or riding! Difficulty: Good fitness, advanced downhill ski skills  Duration: 3 days/24 hours  Meeting Time: 8 am  Meeting Location: Sawtooth Mountain Guides Headquarters in Stanley Dates: Stanley (Field: Banner and Galena Summits) January 8-10, 2021 January 15-17, 2021 January 22-24, 2021 January 29-31, 2021 February 5-7, 2021  Ratio: 5:1  Stanley: $490/person
Various Locations
Feb 5 – Feb 7 all-day
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course @ Various Locations
12:00 am
Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain course will teach you trip planning and preparation, interpretation of the avalanche bulletin, observational techniques for snowpack, weather, and avalanches, terrain analysis, safe travel techniques, and decision-making fundamentals. Students will also learn the elements of companion avalanche rescue and practice using realistic scenarios. This course follows the Avalanche Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and is taught by AIARE Qualified Instructors. Our nationally recognized instructors and unmatched learning environment (i.e. incredible ski terrain!) will provide the best possible educational experience during your AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course. We offer courses based at our Williams Peak Hut in the heart of the Sawtooths, as well as programs based in Stanley or Ketchum/Sun Valley. Let us teach you how to minimize your risk while maximizing your skiing or riding! Difficulty: Good fitness, advanced downhill ski skills  Duration: 3 days/24 hours  Meeting Time: 8 am  Meeting Location: Sawtooth Mountain Guides Headquarters in Stanley Dates: Stanley (Field: Banner and Galena Summits) January 8-10, 2021 January 15-17, 2021 January 22-24, 2021 January 29-31, 2021 February 5-7, 2021  Ratio: 5:1  Stanley: $490/person
Hailey House & Classroom
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Studio: Figure Drawing @ Hailey House & Classroom | Hailey | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Drawing directly from the human figure, use this opportunity to hone technical drawing skills in a relaxed environment. Bob Dix will provide assistance with various drawing techniques. A model will hold short and longer poses throughout the 2-hour session. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own supplies, drawing boards provided. The class takes place Wed, Jan 20 from 6–8pm. WINTER 2021 OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS: Jan 20 at Hailey Classroom with assistance by Bob Dix ($25) Feb 10 at Hailey Classroom without instruction ($10) March 10 Livestream from home ($10)
Bogus Basin
Feb 13 – Feb 14 all-day
Bogus Basin Intro to Backcountry @ Bogus Basin
12:00 am
Excited to ski the backcountry but don’t know where to begin? This course is for you! Are you a resort skier looking to get outside the boundaries? Using a combination of field-based learning and indoor presentations, we’ll cover trip planning, avalanche safety and companion rescue, backcountry equipment use and repair, as well as uphill and downhill ski/travel techniques. Conveniently located for Boise locals, this weekend course will utilize the lifts at Bogus Basin to access the extensive backcountry terrain outside the ski resort boundary. A perfect intro to the skills needed for accessing the backcountry, you’ll also start learning your backyard terrain! Dates: February 13-14, 2021  Ratio: 5:1  Rates: $315/person (3 person minimum) Difficulty: Good fitness, intermediate downhill ski skills  Duration: 2 days  Meeting Time: 8 am  Meeting Location: Bogus Basin Ski Resort – TBD  What We Provide: Highly trained, professional instructor All educational materials  What You Need: Alpine touring, telemark, or split-board equipment (alpine touring equipment can be rented at Idaho Mountain Touring in Boise) 3 Antenna avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. To our knowledge, Idaho Mountain Touring is the only shop in Boise that rents 3 antenna beacons. Backcountry skiing clothing Bogus Basin season pass or full-day lift ticket for both days ($59/day) Review the full equipment list
Breaking Traditions, Modernist & Postmodernist Artists as Activists @ Virtual
6:00 pm
Many artists working in the U.S. in the latter part of the 20th century used their artistic practice as platforms for social change. Elizabeth Catlett and Faith Ringgold employed storytelling to amplify the African American experience and illuminate racism. Agnes Denes, Juane Quick to See Smith and Maya Lin challenged artistic conventions while drawing attention to land use and environmental destruction. Nancy Spero was among a group of women artists who worked to expose the abuse of power and elevate female voices. We will explore the ways these artists and others were motivated to push on tradition and society for meaningful reform. This lecture takes place online via the link provided following registration, on Wed, Feb 17, from 6–7pm. ABOUT THE LECTURER Kristin Poole has served as Artistic Director at SVMoA since 1997. A curator and art historian, Poole also develops exhibitions, lectures and writes on topics related to modernism, American Craft and contemporary art. Prior to joining the staff at the Center, Poole worked as an independent lecturer, consultant, and art historian. Previous experience includes Director of Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition; Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago); and Director of Lill Street Gallery (Chicago). She holds ...
Sawtooth Mountain Guides
Feb 19 – Feb 21 all-day
AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course @ Sawtooth Mountain Guides | Stanley | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
The AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course – Analyzing Snow Stability & Avalanche Hazard is for advanced backcountry skiers and riders, especially those who venture deeper into the backcountry or recreate in areas without a local avalanche bulletin. The AIARE Level 2 was recently shortened to three days and re-designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced recreational students. Based on new guidelines from the American Avalanche Association, there are now separate tracks for recreational and professional avalanche education. You can read more about the split here. If you’ve been deterred in the past from taking a Level 2 because you felt it was a semi-professional course and/or too heavily focused on snow science, now is the time to sign up! The AIARE Level 2 builds on the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the AIARE Level 1 and adds to it the evaluation of critical hazard assessment factors. In the classroom, you will learn about mountain weather and key snowpack processes. During field tours you will learn critical snowpack and weather observation skills, advanced terrain management, and tour leadership techniques. Our nationally recognized instructors and unmatched learning environment (i.e. incredible ski terrain!) will provide the best possible education experience during your AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course. All instructors are AIARE Level ...
Sun Valley Center for the Arts
Feb 19 @ 2:30 pm
Family Program: Afternoon Art @ Sun Valley Center for the Arts | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
2:30 pm
Families will make art, explore The Museum’s Art Lab and view the exhibition together. Projects will change on a weekly basis and always connect to the artwork in the exhibition. Participants must register in advance. Each session is limited to a single family of 4 people per reservation. SESSION 1 takes place from 2:30-3:20pm SESSION 2 takes place from 3:30-4:20pm Register for 50 min of art-making and viewing the exhibition All people in the group must wear a mask (available at The Museum)
Hailey House & Classroom
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Studio: Figure Drawing @ Hailey House & Classroom | Hailey | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Drawing directly from the human figure, use this opportunity to hone technical drawing skills in a relaxed environment. Bob Dix will provide assistance with various drawing techniques. A model will hold short and longer poses throughout the 2-hour session. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own supplies, drawing boards provided. The class takes place Wed, Jan 20 from 6–8pm. WINTER 2021 OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS: Jan 20 at Hailey Classroom with assistance by Bob Dix ($25) Feb 10 at Hailey Classroom without instruction ($10) March 10 Livestream from home ($10)
Mountain Humane Event Barn
Aug 29 all-day
Dog Training by Brandon McMillian @ Mountain Humane Event Barn | Hailey | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
Overview Through a series of easy-to-follow techniques, Brandon McMillan will teach MasterClass members and their dogs how to confidently master obedience and house training skills while building trust, executing common commands, and fixing bad habits. Class Details From brand-new owners with a rowdy new puppy or a shelter rescue to experienced dog owners looking to improve on the training essentials, McMillan’s MasterClass will teach members foundational training techniques to help connect and deepen trust between humans and their dogs. Through in-depth demonstrations showing the full obedience training process with a range of different dog breeds and ages, many of whom were rescues, McMillan will give members a clear understanding of how to train the “7 Common Commands” – such as sit, stay and down – that owners use daily with their dogs. His class will also teach students how to approach eliminating common behavioral issues such as excessive barking, chewing and even house training. To help owners make decisions based on their specific dog’s factors, McMillan will give an overview of key variables that make every dog unique from their breed to their imprinted DNA. Most importantly, MasterClass members will leave feeling confident in their ability to build good habits ...

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