Youth & Teen Classes

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

    • Thursday, November 12, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Thursday, December 03, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Canopy (in the back), Class Code FI111220IC
    • 0
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    We’ve designed an after-school craft class for youth in BARN’s outdoor classroom this fall! For two Thursday afternoons you will learn the basics of making your own felt creations from wool fibers.

    The first week you will make a simple bead that can be turned into a keyring or a necklace, or possibly a mini-creature. As time allows you can start a more complex project making a little critter or small figure.

    The second week will be focused on another technique called ‘wet felting’ where you will create a landscape or simple design that will be turned into a small wall hanging.

    You will learn how to layer the wool ‘roving’ to create color and depth in your piece. Bundle up for this outdoor craft experience under the canopies in BARN’s backyard. We’ll have an outdoor heater and serve hot cocoa and hot cider for extra warmth! Masks and physical distancing will be required. The fees for this class have been subsidized by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island in support of youth programs at BARN.


    • This class is for youth 8-14 years old.
    • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick.  More details can be found here.
    • Dress warmly!
    • In gratitude to our members for their continued support during the closures, BARN is offering all classes for free to BARN members through December 2020.  Members are still responsible for paying materials and mailing fees, where applicable. If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week! 

    Instructor Bio:

    Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member on the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.

    • Friday, November 20, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PST)
    • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (PST)
    • BARN wide event

    Click here to visit our online shops! Link will be active on Friday, November 20.

    BARN Bazaar Goes Online

    Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you will find an unmatched selection of original hand-crafted items. The Bazaar opens Friday, November 20 at 10:00 AM at .

    This is the first time that the Bazaar has been held online – usually it is at BARN on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year you will have until December 15 to make your selections.

    Remember that most of these items are one-of-a-kind and will be removed from the site once they have been purchased.

    All the items offered at the Bazaar were made by BARN members. Each participating member has their own “store” within the Bazaar site. All proceeds, less taxes and administrative costs, go directly to the artisans.

    All purchases will be picked up at BARN via curbside pickup. Pick one of the available times at least 4 days after your transaction, drive in front of the BARN facility, call the number out front and we’ll bring your purchase out to your car.

    Questions? Contact our Membership Coordinator by email at, or by phone at 206-842-4475 

    • Friday, December 04, 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (PST)
    • BARN's Zoom Room 1
    • 83

    **This event will be live streamed via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email after registering.** 

    Our first Online Teen Night this fall was a success, so we’re bringing it back in December!  Join other teens for an evening of connection and creativity, from your own home.  Meet up with your friends or make new friends in breakout rooms with hands-on crafts, games, and conversations.  You won’t need any special materials except typical things you would have around the house! 

    BARN is excited to collaborate with other local organizations including BIMA, Kitsap Regional Library and Boys & Girls Club to offer this evening of activity.  Pick from sessions that include paper arts, drawing, trivia games, and more!  At the beginning of the event, we’ll share more details about the activities and you will be able to select your breakout rooms of choice.

    Those who register by 7pm on the night of the event will be entered into a drawing for some great raffle prizes, including Starbucks gift cards & YETI mugs!  Must be present at the Teen Night to win.  Prizes will be mailed after the event, so be sure to enter your full mailing address in the registration process. 

    Activities on the schedule for this event include: 

    Five-point star origamiLearn to make a pentagon from a square and how to fold this easy origami star ornament!  All you need is paper and scissors.  Led by BARN instructor B.Sue Johnson. 

    Hunt for the Monster - Race the clock and other teens in this fast-paced hunt activity.  Led by Jillian Bateman. 

    Pop Culture Trivia - Test your knowledge of books, movies, shows, and artists in this upbeat quiz game.  Hosted by Emma Cantrell of BIMA, and Gem Seddon of KRL. 

    Notan paper cutting - Make a striking composition with contrasting dark and light paper, based on an art form traditional to Japan. Led by BARN instructor Susan Callan.

    Among Us Game Room - Make new friends while playing some rounds of this popular survival game in a private room.  Hosted by members of the Keystone Club of the Teen Center at Boys & Girls Club on Bainbridge Island. Game Room - If you haven't played this game before watch out - you might get slightly addicted!  It's basically an online version of Pictionary where everyone gets to guess on every round.  Hosted by members of the Rainbow Club of the Teen Center at Boys & Girls Club on Bainbridge Island. 

    Chill Out Room - Hang out in the main Zoom Room if you feel like just chilling out, making your own unique art, or meeting new friends.  

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    Questions about Teen Night?  Contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 or email:

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

    • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Thursday, February 11, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 5 sessions
    • ETA Zoom Room, Class Code EL011421+
    • 11
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Do you want to learn computer programming, or are you looking for a place to practice and improve your coding skills?  We invite you to join our online BARN Coders club on Thursday afternoons! If you’re new to coding, we’ll get you started with the Scratch programming language and support you in your learning process. This class is open to those unfamiliar with coding in Scratch, or those who are familiar with Scratch but want to join in the fun with others.

    If you already know how to code, you’re welcome to come and work independently on your own projects, with experienced mentors on hand to answer questions and troubleshoot problems that arise. You’ll also get to learn from your peers and make new friends in the process!  This is an intergenerational activity so parents and all adults are welcome.  We look forward to seeing you and what you all create in code!

    Here is what you will need to have for the class:  

    1.) A dependable internet connection.    

    2.) A computer or tablet able to run Scratch in one of the following browsers:   

    Desktop Compatible Browsers 
    • Chrome 
    • Microsoft Edge 
    • Firefox 
    • Safari
    • Internet Explorer is NOT supported.
    • Mobile Chrome
    • Mobile Safari

    Note: The online version of Scratch is preferred, but you may also use an offline version which is accessible here - requirements are Windows10+, Android 6/0+, macOS 10.13+, and ChromeOS.  FAQ about Scratch are found here.

    Important Details:

    • This class is designed for 4th graders up to adults.
    • Please create a Scratch account before the first session. You can find the link here. Feel free to explore the software prior to class.
    • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours).
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link will be sent one day before each session to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email.

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