Youth Programs

We welcome youth & teens at BARN! Here’s a list, in chronological order.

    • Saturday, February 15, 2020
    • Saturday, December 19, 2020
    • 42 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio

    Monitored Open Studio for students having completed one or more of the following classes:  A-Z of Fusing,  A-Z of Stained Glass, A-Z of Mosaics, Coldworking Intensive, and Basic Lampworking.  Coldworking and Lampworking studio use have additional requirements.  Contact the studio Lead if you have questions. Glass.Lead@Bainbridgebarn.org

    BARN members are free.

    Non-member drop in fee $20.00 payable at the beginning of the open studio, by cash or check made out to BARN.

    There is no need to register.


    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, FI022420XX

    The BARN Fiber Arts studio would like to extend an invitation for youth and teens (12 and older)  to come to the Monday open studio from 2:00-4:00 on early dismissal Mondays, starting January 6th.  This is a self directed time where youth can work on their own projects, with their own materials. There will be studio monitors present to answer questions and support your projects.  This is an open studio time for all BARN Fiber Artists, with a special invitation to youth.  

    You are Welcome to attend any of the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind.  

    FREE for BARN Members and Youth under the Age of 18

    $20 Drop-in Fee for Adult Nonmembers.


    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO030120MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE030120CE
    • 5
    Register

    In this two day class, students will learn about precious metal clay and use it to make beautiful lentil style beads.  In the 1st class, clay will be textured, embossed, or stamped, then cut, shaped, dried and assembled. Students can design for multiple pieces including earrings, pendants, charms, zipper pulls, etc. All pieces will be kiln fired between classes and ready for finishing in the 2nd class. Finishing will include polishing and basic wire wrapping techniques enabling students to wear their masterpieces home!

    Details:

    • This is a beginner all levels class.  
    • Previous PMC experience is helpful but not required.
    • $30 materials fee is included in the class tuition.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.


    Instructor: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

    Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Monday, March 02, 2020
    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE030220SJ
    • 2
    Register

    Middle Schoolers: join us for creative time after school this spring! In this five-week class, students will be introduced to jewelry studio tools and equipment the first three weeks, followed by two weeks of guided project time to practice and build on their newly-learned skills. Students with all levels of experience are welcome!

    Tools, equipment and content covered in this class will start with an introduction to basic use of jeweler tools of the trade, sawing, bench shear, step shear, guillotine, circle and shape cutters, dapping tools, stamping tools, rolling mill, flex shaft, introduction to metals, studio guidelines safety and policies.  

    Come see what you can create in the BARN Jewelry Studio!  


    Details:

    • To register your youth please enter in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youths first and last name (if different than yours). 
    • Please use parent/guardian email address when registering so that notifications will reach you.
    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. This class is for current 7th and 8th graders.    
    • Snacks will be provided at the beginning of each class. 
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • $20 materials fee is included in class tuition.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given
    • If you have any questions, email jessh@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor Bio: Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a background in ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. Her journey into metal arts and jewelry started in a beginner class gifted to her by her family. Completely hooked, she continued to take every class available to her while also assisting teachers, shadowing and learning from some of the PNW’s best. 

    When she’s not in her studio making her own art or spending time with her family, she enjoys teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts, introducing them to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    Sarah's current work can be viewed on Instagram @sarahjonesjewelry


    Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Monday, March 02, 2020
    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio
    • 7
    Register

    Middle Schoolers: Join us for after-school Maker Mondays At BARN!  This five-week program will be held in our Kitchen Arts Studio with our illustrious teaching chef Marcela Sandoval.  

    Pastry is a science as well as an art form that requires time and patience. This series will explore techniques to produce pastry perfection. Each session will allow students to grow and develop skills as well as learn the importance of cleanliness and washing as they work.  

    Session 1 - Cookies and Royal Icing

    A simple and delicious way to start us off.  We will practice rolling dough and enjoy the art of royal icing.

    Session 2 - Seasonal Galette

    Using the techniques and skills from the previous class, we will roll more dough and take home a simple and delicious fruit galette (rustic tart). 

    Session 3 – Meringue 

    This class will focus on the art of the perfectly whipped meringue and how to fold it into other ingredients. Learn to use a pastry bag to form perfect treats.

    Session 4 - Swiss Roll

    A light and airy sponge cake filled with a custard.  This class allows participants to grow and practice the techniques learned in the previous classes as well as take home a delicious treat to share.

    Session 5 - Pâte à Choux Cream Puffs

    Pâte à Choux is a very different kind of dough which is used from churros to eclairs. Our final class will be a culmination of all we have learned.

    Everything is made in the BARN Kitchen from scratch. 

    Please bring:

    • An apron
    • A to-go container to each session to take home your treats
    • A  water bottle for hydrating during class. 

    Details:

    Age Level: Youth class for grades 7 & 8.  

    • To register your youth please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). 
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given.
    • If you have any questions, email our Program Manager at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org 

    Instructor:

    Chef Marcela Sandoval is BARN’s Kitchen Studio Lead. She has been teaching and volunteering at BARN for more than three years. Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela spent 18 years accompanying her diplomatic husband around the world.  They have lived in China, Zambia, North Korea, Nepal and Tanzania.

    Growing up in South Texas to immigrant parents, Marcela’s culinary roots are with traditional Mexican cuisine. She is Cordon Bleu trained, worked in restaurants in DC and Beijing, sold gelato in Lusaka, ran a tapas bar in Pyongyang, trained restaurant staff in Kathmandu and taught cooking to elementary students at the International School of Tanganyika.  Marcela’s life experiences are reflected in her cooking.

    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO030320JI
    • 7
    Register

    Wooden spoons can be completely utilitarian — or real works of art. In this class, you will learn to make the more challenging, artful kind. You'll be well prepared if you later want to make purely utilitarian spoons on your own.

    Spoon carving involves grain changes, curves and hollowing — all techniques that are useful in many kinds of carving projects. The instructor will explain a variety of tools you might want to use and how to use them safely. You will also learn how to hold or secure the wood safely and the steps involved in carving spoons efficiently. You will work from prepared basswood blanks.

    Details:

    • Open to anyone 12 and older.
    • Beginners are welcome, although the projects are also suitable for more experienced carvers.
    • You will develop your carving skills faster if you practice between sessions. To work on your carvings during Open Studio times, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the Woodworking calendar for dates. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.)
    • Wear close-toe shoes. Tie back long hair.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: As a third-generation woodworker, Jeff Iller learned about woodworking tools and knives early on. By high school, he was winning ribbons with his wood carvings at his hometown fair. Around 1996 Jeff found room for a shop and he has carved ever since. He’ll carve most anything, but prefers to innovate with the working tools to carve multiple parts inside one piece of wood and to make physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carvings on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.

    Iller says he was taught early on that he could make anything from wood. He is still trying to prove that statement wrong.



     
     
    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN's Small Classroom, Class Code: PB030820EM
    • 2
    Register

    It’s easy enough to send out to have polymer plates made, but wouldn’t you like the control (and economy!) of making your own? Learn the process in this one-day workshop. Carl Youngmann and Ellie Mathews, letterpress printers, will demonstrate do-it-yourself, U-V exposure, water-wash methods for producing raised images using BARN's equipment or at home in your kitchen sink.

    We’ll start by discussing high-contrast images—whether from photographs, digital files, or scanned drawings—from which we’ll select an example and make an inkjet negative. We'll expose the polymer to UV light, and we’ll process it in ordinary tap water. Then we’ll print proof copies. Specific products, timing and details will be outlined.

    Details:

    • A $10 materials fee is included in the class cost when you register.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and a microwave for your use.

    Instructors Bio:
    Ellie Mathews began using photo-polymer plates forty years ago to make Braille signage. More recently, Carl Youngmann has figured out the intricacies of printing ink-jet negatives, exposure times, and washout temperatures to make his own plates at home, sometimes by using nothing more complicated than the sun as his light source. Together, they will guide you through the basics and share their enthusiasm for DIY methods.



    If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Graving, Program Coordinator for Letterpress:  peg10173@gmail.com.

    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI030820NT+
    • 3
    Register

    This class is for teens ages 13-18.

    Join Chef Nancy Travis and Nutritionist Aimee Hayes-Herb for an afternoon of learning about a vegan diet for the teens.  We will share tips for living in a non-vegan family, good nutrition, meal planning and will will create a healthy delicious meal in a bowl to eat during our class discussion.

    There can be misconceptions and concerns about what to eat when making the switch to a vegan diet, especially in the teen years when so much development is taking place in the body. Let us put your mind at ease as to the common concerns such as vegan diets lacking "adequate protein, adequate calories, muscle development, proper growth, energy, etc."  Most of these concerns are not truly a concern if your teen is eating a balanced diet full of variety and plant based proteins. In fact, studies show that a vegan diet most often exceeds the standard diet in nutritional value!  

    This class will consist of cooking, learning, discussion, and a handout to take home with information on eating well as a vegan teen. 

    Important Registration Details: 

    Age LevelYouth Class, Ages 13-18.

    • To register your youth please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youths first and last name (if different than yours). If you would like to attend with your teenager, please indicate this by checking the "yes" box for bringing a guest. If you are attending with your teenager to learn together there will be no charge.
    • There will be a materials fee of $20 included in the class price for a book you will take home with you. 
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class and keep your hair up.


    Instructor Bios:

    Nancy Travis has studied and cooked whole food plant based for over 25 years. She co-owned a vegetarian fast food restaurant chain in the 90's and recently had a grab and go cafe on Bainbridge Island. Currently her business Sukhi Kitchen provides vegetarian and vegan personal chef services and kitchen coaching to Bainbridge Island families. Nancy has teaching plant based classes at BARN for the past 3 years.

    Aimee Hayes-Herb is a Nutritionist that loves educating as well as cooking and creating.  Her past culinary experience includes teaching assisting in the food science cooking classes at Bastyr University, teaching in the Whole Foods Roosevelt kitchen, and, assisting in PCC Markets cooking classes.  She’s also assisted a few cooking classes here at the BARN. Aimee has a true passion for healthy (vegetarian) food, locally grown, and filled with flavor and goodness!


    • Friday, March 13, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    High school students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights. The dates for 2019-2020 are: October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 13, April 17, and May 8. Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends.

    No pre-registration is required, although all students will need to sign in upon arrival and out upon departure.


    Questions: contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: JessH@bainbridgebarn.org

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  


    • Friday, March 20, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI032020MS
    • 8
    Register

    *Please note that this months class is on Friday*

    Join us for our monthly Cookie Club Make and Take!  We'll have the ingredients set up in the kitchen and we'll all learn together.

    Each month we plan to work through the New York Times best cookie recipes. This monthly Cookie Club is a time to gather community and learn a new recipe.

    See our calendar here to register each month!


    DETAILS:

    • Each registrant is encouraged to bring one adult or youth to work with you at your workstation. The person you bring is free and will be at the same workstation with you. You will be splitting the cookies you take home. When you register please scroll down the screen and enter Yes or No for bringing a friend or youth.
    • There will be a materials fee of $10.00 for ingredients included in the tuition price.
    • Participants, please bring a container for bringing your cookies home and an apron (apron is optional).
    • This is not a formal class. Participants are asked to stay and help with clean up, including dishes, counters, and floors.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.

    • Monday, March 23, 2020
    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO+GL032320CD+NA+DK
    • 3
    Register

    Make an elegant address sign for your home as you learn basic skills in working with glass and wood.

    The first day, you will make the tiles in the Glass Arts Studio. You will learn safety procedures for working with glass, how to arrange colored pieces of glass scrap on a base of glass, and to anticipate how it will all melt together to form a tile. If you don't want to cut and nip glass, it would probably be possible to create the tiles using existing shapes of the colored glass.

    The tiles will be fired between the class sessions so that on the following Monday, you can fame the tiles, giving you experience with hand saws, drills and finishing techniques. You will affix your tiles to marine plywood, using adhesive, then cut grooved cedar strips for a frame and attach it to the backing. You will sand the wood, apply clear finish to the cedar, and add a chain to the back so the sign is ready to hang — or wrap up as a gift — when you get home.

    Details:

    • To register your youth please enter in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). 
    • Please use parent/guardian email address when registering so that notifications will reach you.
    • This is a beginning level class. No experience in working with glass or wood is necessary. This class is for current 7th and 8th graders.  
    • Snacks will be provided at the beginning of each class. 
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and would notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund would be given.
    • If you have any questions, email jessh@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Wear closed-toe shoes and tie back long hair.
    Instructors: Nancy Adams and Constance Ducar will teach the session in the Glass Arts Studio. Denise Kircher will teach the woodworking session.
    • Saturday, March 28, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD032820KM
    • 10
    Register

    Photo courtesy of pexels.comJoin like-minded photo enthusiasts for a morning of shooting and sharing. We will meet at 7:15 AM for coffee at Blackbird Bakery and then set off photographing in the Eagle Harbor Area for 1.5 to 2 hours. During the coffee chat, the instructor will provide a shot list to kick-start and provide ideas for the shooting process.

    We will return to BARN at about 9:30 AM to edit our shots down to 3-5 which we will share and discuss. Suggestions for improvements, image edits and next steps will be offered by the instructor. Don’t be shy. This will be a friendly and positive experience whether you are a beginner or a more experienced amateur shooting with your mirrorless / DSLR.

    There will be a few iMacs available for image importing, reviewing and selecting. If you have a laptop, please bring it so that we can efficiently sort our images and make them ready for viewing.

    If the weather is truly inhospitable, we will reschedule for a future date and you will get a “raincheck”.

    Schedule:

    7:15 - 7:30 Coffee and Chat at Blackbird Bakery

    7:30 - 9:30 Shoot Pics

    7:55, 8:55 Ferries Arrive - Depart

    9:30 - 10:30 Edit shots down to favorites (@ BARN)

    10:30 -12 Review and Discuss Shots


    This class is also being offered Saturday, May 23rd.


    Instructor Bio:

    Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay MaiselJoel MeyerowitzEddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.

    Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.

    He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: krothmuller@gmail.com


    Photo Credit: Pexels.com

    • Sunday, March 29, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE Bainbridge Island, WA

    Be a Maker for a Day!

    Enjoy an afternoon of creative hands-on activities in BARN's 10 artisan studios.  It's free, and open to all ages.

    For more information contact: info@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Sunday, April 05, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO040520MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Monday, April 06, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI040620TW
    • 8
    Register

    *Class for teens ages 14 to 18*

    Learn to Weave during Spring Break! Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom is fun and easy, the looms are small and portable and you can finish a project in just one day!

    Class participants will learn how to direct warp the loom, how to do simple balanced weaving, how to identify and fix simple mistakes, and how to remove the finished project from the loom.

    Rigid Heddle Looms are perfect for weaving with hand-knitting yarns. Participants will choose from a variety of yarns provided by BARN that will be used to make a scarf that they will finish by the end of class and take home with them.


    Details:

    • There is a materials fee of $15 included in the price of class.
    • Skill Level: Universal - Beginners to advanced weavers 
    • This class is for Ages 14 to 18
    • To register your youth please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). 
    • Please use parent/guardian email address when registering so that notifications will reach you.
    • Please complete and return this fill-able PDF minor permission form
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 


    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator and a microwave for your use.

    Instructors:

    This class will be taught by a rotating team of Fiber Studio weaver Terry Winer.

    • Monday, April 13, 2020
    • Monday, April 27, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE041320SJ
    • 6
    Register

    This 3 week class is designed for teens 14-17, no experience needed.

    Students will be introduced to basic tools of the trade like the jewelers saw, disc cutters, metal stamps and the foredom flex shaft to name a few. Students will learn through demonstration and hands on practice. On completion of this class students should feel confident and comfortable using the studio space during open studio hours to practice their new skills.

    Tools, equipment and content covered in this class will start with an introduction to basic use of jeweler tools of the trade, sawing, bench shear, step shear, guillotine, circle and shape cutters, dapping tools, stamping tools, rolling mill, flex shaft, introduction to metals, studio guidelines safety and policies.  

    Come see what you can create in the BARN Jewelry Studio!  


    Details:

    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. This class is for teens 14-17 years of age.    
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • $20 materials fee is included in class tuition.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given
    • If you have any questions, email jessh@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor Bio: Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a background in ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. Her journey into metal arts and jewelry started in a beginner class gifted to her by her family. Completely hooked, she continued to take every class available to her while also assisting teachers, shadowing and learning from some of the PNW’s best. 

    When she’s not in her studio making her own art or spending time with her family, she enjoys teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts, introducing them to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    Sarah's current work can be viewed on Instagram @sarahjonesjewelry


    Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Friday, April 17, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    High school students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights. The dates for 2019-2020 are: October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 13, April 17, and May 8. Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends.

    No pre-registration is required, although all students will need to sign in upon arrival and out upon departure.


    Questions: contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: JessH@bainbridgebarn.org

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  


    • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI042120
    • 8
    Register

    Join us for our monthly Cookie Club Make and Take!  We'll have the ingredients set up in the kitchen and we'll all learn together.

    Each month we plan to work through the New York Times best cookie recipes. This monthly Cookie Club is a time to gather community and learn a new recipe.

    See our calendar here to register each month!

    Details:

    • Each registrant is encouraged to bring one adult or youth to work with you at your workstation. The person you bring is free and will be at the same workstation with you. You will be splitting the cookies you take home. When you register please scroll down the screen and enter Yes or No for bringing a friend or youth.
    • There will be a materials fee of $10 for ingredients included in the tuition price.
    • Participants, please bring a container for bringing your cookies home and an apron (apron is optional).
    • This is not a formal class. Participants are asked to stay and help with clean up, including dishes, counters, and floors.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.

    • Sunday, May 03, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO050320MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Thursday, May 07, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: MD050720KM
    • 10
    Register

    How many times have asked yourself: “Where is that photo of..?” Is it on my iPhone, iPad, Mac, in the iCloud or everywhere (or nowhere!). Our photo tools are both seductively simple and also hampered by undue complexity / mystery.

    This class will give you a variety of methods to organize your photo library, making and finding images a snap! In addition, you will learn how to get the most from you smartphone camera and options for “publishing” a set of photos for sharing with your friends and family via a book, slideshow and video movie.

    Images you capture with your iPhone can migrate to your iCloud and Mac with the proper setup. A phone is NOT a great place for long term storage for your photos and the size of each image adds up to fill your available storage space. Backup is critical so that you will never lose your prized images.

    Winter is here. Armed with a new understanding of your photo library, you can make your photo collection a joy to share, instead of another challenge to deal with.


    Instructor Bio:

    Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.

    Adobe purchased Ken’s digital asset management company (Fotiva / PhotoTablet) back in 2001. While working at Adobe as a senior computer scientist, he help shepherd and promote the initial, internal Lightroom development efforts as an important alternative to Photoshop for Photographers (and mere mortals).

    Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.

    He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: krothmuller@gmail.com


    • Friday, May 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    High school students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights. The dates for 2019-2020 are: October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 13, April 17, and May 8. Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends.

    No pre-registration is required, although all students will need to sign in upon arrival and out upon departure.


    Questions: contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: JessH@bainbridgebarn.org

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  


    • Saturday, May 23, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD052320KM
    • 10
    Register

    Photo Credit Pexels.comJoin like-minded photo enthusiasts for a morning of shooting and sharing. We will meet at 7:15 AM for coffee at Blackbird Bakery and then set off photographing in the Eagle Harbor Area for 1.5 to 2 hours. During the coffee chat, the instructor will provide a shot list to kick-start and provide ideas for the shooting process.

    We will return to BARN at about 9:30 AM to edit our shots down to 3-5 which we will share and discuss. Suggestions for improvements, image edits and next steps will be offered by the instructor. Don’t be shy. This will be a friendly and positive experience whether you are a beginner or a more experienced amateur shooting with your mirrorless / DSLR.

    There will be a few iMacs available for image importing, reviewing and selecting. If you have a laptop, please bring it so that we can efficiently sort our images and make them ready for viewing.

    If the weather is truly inhospitable, we will reschedule for a future date and you will get a “raincheck”.

    Schedule:

    7:15 - 7:30 Coffee and Chat at Blackbird Bakery

    7:30 - 9:30 Shoot Pics

    7:55, 8:55 Ferries Arrive - Depart

    9:30 - 10:30 Edit shots down to favorites (@ BARN)

    10:30 -12 Review and Discuss Shots


    Instructor Bio:

    Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay MaiselJoel MeyerowitzEddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.

    Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.

    He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: krothmuller@gmail.com


    Photo Credit: Pexels.com

    • Saturday, June 06, 2020
    • Sunday, June 07, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE060620CF
    • 6
    Register

    This class has prerequisites, please see below.

    Build a bomb-proof box clasp and improve fabrication skills while learning techniques that will move your construction and precision skills up a level. 

    These aren’t just any ol’ box clasps. These are solid, adaptable to many shapes, and require no back-up clasp. This box clasp will not accidentally release. The clasp can be put into hollow forms to add a whole new dimension to your work. The new skills will push your metal-smithing to a whole new height. There is emphasis on precision measuring, cutting, filing and soldering. 

    Details:

    • This is an intermediate level class. 
    • Prerequisite:  Must be proficient in soldering and have basic jewelry fabrication skills.
    • $30 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and a microwave, located on the lower level.


    Instructor: Carla Fox brings the ideal balance of fine craftsmanship and wild imagination to her work. She has been a professional metalsmith/jeweler for over 20 years and her work has been featured and won awards in top juried art shows across the country. Carla loves to teach her craft, because she is the consummate student herself. Curious from childhood about tools and techniques and with an acute attention to detail, and a bit of engineering, she inspires that same joy and exploration in her students. Her skill in fabrication techniques include: fabrication, soldering tricks, design, hollow-forms, etching. The use of varied materials and techniques can be seen in her work at: www.carlamfox.com

    For the past 13 years she has been director of Art in the High Desert Art Show in Bend, Oregon- www.artinthehighdesert.com.  AHD has been rated in the top 20 shows for sales for the last five years.Before that she was the director of a Portland, Oregon art guild’s show and sale-for 3 years, and helped produce an all-metals show with the Portland metals guild. Between doing shows and running a top-rated show, she knows this business from both sides of the booth.

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Sunday, June 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO060720MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Sunday, June 28, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI062820KS
    • 7
    Register

    Paper birch or white birch has a long history of use as a strong and useful material to create many types of containers. Join us to learn more about this amazing material and the secrets of using it.

    While using traditional stitching techniques students will create this beautiful and functional knife sheath to carry a classic Swedish carving knife. An optional neck or belt lanyard can be added as a useful carry strap. 

    Students should bring: 

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator and microwave located on the lower level.

    Details:

    • Please note for this class, cancellation requests received 14 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
    • There is a materials fee of $75 included in the price of class. Materials provided include Birch bark, cane lashing, Swedish carving knife, and braided leather lanyard.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • Skill Level:  Universal.  All skill levels welcome.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.


    Instructor Bio:
    Karen Sherwood began her basket weaving journey creating vessels useful for wilderness survival and woven with materials gathered from nature. Over the last 25 years, her understanding of weaving and the preparation of traditional materials has become much more refined while her interest in creating “working” baskets remains strong.

    Karen carries a passion for exploring historic basketry techniques and styles and brings this to her work by harvesting and preparing her own basketry materials. She shares her connections to the plants and their remarkable uses when teaching each project. With these connections, each project becomes a unique blend of past and present. “It is with this vision we hope to honor the plants and the traditions they have grown from to give insight to, not only the past but how it can illuminate our future”. Karen teaches ethnobotany programs with the Washington State Department of Ecology.

    She leads basketry classes throughout the county and as well as other earth- centered programs through Earthwalk Northwest, a wilderness school she and her husband founded in 1996. More info at: www.earthwalknorthwest.com.

    • Sunday, July 05, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO070520MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Monday, July 20, 2020
    • Thursday, July 23, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR072020BS
    • 11
    Register

    *Youth Class Ages 12 to 18*


    This four session course will walk students through the process of creating their own comics and graphic novels from idea to finished product. Topics covered included elements of story telling, creating narrative, creating characters, drawing, inking, and coloring comics.

    Billy Simms is an award winning artist and educator. He holds a BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in theatrical scenic and lighting design, an MS from The Johns Hopkins University in special education, and an MFA in studio art from Miami University. He lives in Hamilton, OH with his wife and four cats.

    Details:

    Age LevelYouth Class, Ages 12-18.

    • To register your youth please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youths first and last name (if different than yours). Please fill out the youths birth year field.
    • Please complete and return this fill-able PDF minor permission form
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

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    • Sunday, August 02, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO080220MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Sunday, September 06, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO090620MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Sunday, October 04, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100420MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Sunday, November 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO110120MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Saturday, November 07, 2020
    • Sunday, November 08, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI110720KE
    • 8
    Register

    Join us for a basketry workshop with Kathey Ervin, one of our favorite instructors, and learn how to create a basket using yellow cedar, reed canary grass, and false embroidery.

    Yellow cedar is often called the 24 caret gold of the northwest. Reed canary grass, although it grows everywhere (often seen in the ditches along roadways), is a beautiful material to work with – it processes and dyes easily.  

    False embroidery technique is used for pattern work and it is worked in as the basket is twined, not added afterwards. False embroidery is unique in that it does not show on the inside of the basket.  

    The first morning will be creating a Tlingit-style twined base, learning folded spoke additions, making the base 2.5 inches across.  Harvesting and preparation techniques will be discussed and a full set of instructions will be included.

    Details:

    • Please note that for this class, cancellation requests received 14 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
    • A Materials Fee of $85 is included in the total class price. 

    • Instructor will provide all materials and tools required. If student has a favorite pocket knife – please bring.  

    • Students should wear comfortable work clothes. 
    • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator and a microwave available.
    • Skill Level: Intermediate -- Students need to have twining experience with basketry weaving.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Instructor Bio:  Kathey Ervin lives in Sequim, Washington.  After a career as a maker in clay creating mostly dinnerware, twenty years ago Kathey pivoted and began a new career in basketry.  She has gone through various phases of learning, embracing everything from fairly high volume production work, to pursuing her own award winning artistic aesthetic.  Kathey says:  “Every professor and teacher I have ever worked with has talked about learning and ‘passing it on’.  I am passionate about this point, and love the experience of seeing a student begin to pick up a technique, develop it, and then ‘pass it on.”


    • Saturday, November 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN wide event- No classes scheduled
    The BARN Bazaar is a new Bainbridge Island holiday tradition featuring a wide variety of art, crafts, and artisan foods, all made by hand. Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens all year round at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of original handmade items.

    Kick off the holidays in homegrown style. Join us for a day of shopping, food, and community!

    BARN members wishing to participate in this event must be a member for a minimum of 3 months (must join by August 31st) to participate. You can contact Carla Mackey at membership@bainbridgebarn.org for an application which will be available TBD.

    • Sunday, December 06, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120620MJ
    • 6
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.