Youth & Teen Classes

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

    • Monday, July 20, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, July 24, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom Room 1 Online Class, Class Code EL072020MK
    • 7
    Register

    Join old and new friends on Zoom for some coding this summer and create some computer games together!  

    In this three-session online class you'll get coaching from the instructor and also have a chance to learn from your peers. 

    We’ll be using a program called Scratch. 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 of crafting some games with others.

    These are the games we'll be creating:

    Clone Wars - Save the Earth from space monsters! You will learn how to make sprites move using keyboard input, how to clone sprites to make copies of them, and how to use ‘broadcast’ and ‘receive blocks’ to send messages.

    CATS – In this game, you will guide cats to safety and keep them from falling into holes. You will learn how to use a forever loop to constantly generate moving cats, and how to use a repeat until loop to ensure cats follow a line.

    Dodgeball - In this game, you have to dodge balls to get to the next level! You will learn how to use the keyboard to control a sprite, how to use the if, then, else Scratch block, and how to clone a sprite.

    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.
    Tablet
    • Mobile Chrome
    • Mobile Safari

    Note: The onlne 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

    Opening a free Scratch account is optional but recommended since it allows you to save and revisit projects. You may set this up ahead of time on the Scratch website using the 'Join Scratch' link at the top of the page at scratch.mit.edu


    Details:

    • This class is for youth 10-14 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).
    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, July 19th.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
    • A link will be sent 1 day prior to each session to join the Zoom online meeting. Please watch for this email.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • 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, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor Bio:

    Merrill Keating is a high school sophomore who has been coding and involved in the national Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum since kindergarten. Merrill is in leadership and on the mechanics sub-team for her school’s FIRST Robotics team, was on the mechanics and drive team for her Girls Generation Robotics team, is a youth mentor who has taught adults and kids to code at a nearby university for 5 years, and is in the National Honor Society.

    She is also the founder and president of 5 chapters of a global United Nations leadership and advocacy movement for middle and high school girls where STEM for Social Good is a primary initiative.

    Merrill attended Girl Up's global Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. last July and was invited to be a speaker who led an INSPIRE session about the importance of learning code and the CoderDojo movement. At the ages of 11 and 12, she published three books, which are being sold around the world on Amazon and other major online and retail bookstores.

    She was the founder and Lead Organizer for TEDxYouth@BainbridgeIsland, an inaugural event that showcased youth leaders in action in February 2020. Merrill is also a member of BARN's Teen Advisory Council. A recent State Affiliate winner for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Award, she will attend the University of Washington this fall to study mechanical engineering and artificial intelligence (AI).


    • Monday, August 03, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL080320JW
    • 3
    Register

    Amaze your friends with your command of GLASS!!  Learn about the magic of stained glass using the copper foil technique to create pieces that sparkle in the sun.   You will assemble a 5-piece heart as well as another project you choose from several available patterns. Your choice of colored and textured glass will make for a very personal project.

    Prior to tackling your project, you will learn to hand cut clear glass in straight lines, copper tape and then solder the shapes together into a 10-square design.

    By Day 2 you will be cutting curves and using a glass grinder to finish the shapes of your heart project for a better fit.

    By the end of the 4th class you will have a good understanding of the copper foil technique for stained glass; how to cut glass in straight and curved lines with carbide glass cutters, how to use a diamond glass grinder, copper foil techniques to assemble glass pieces, tacking and soldering the fit pieces into a beautiful piece.  You will also learn patina techniques to provide contrast and set off the colors of the glass.  A border will be added to your last piece to further enhance the look and provide strength for hanging.

    Students that may have had previous glass cutting and stained-glass experience may choose a more complicated pattern with the instructor’s approval.  The instructor’s focus is on your completion of a nice-looking project rather than the complexity of a project. 

    The material fee covers all materials and equipment required for your project.  BARN ensures safe practices and a safe environment for the students; special considerations should be discussed beforehand.

    While working with soldering irons at high temperature, we request you wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing. 

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 10-14 years old.
    • 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 if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click hereto 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, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • A materials fee of $35 is included in the price of class.


    Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.


    Instructor:  Jim Washington comes to BARN with 35 years in vocational education settings. He has taught classes in cold, warm and hot glass, glass batching, ceramics, manufacturing, woodshop, and composites. His first love was the glass arts program in Central Kitsap which he built and ran for 12 years.      

    • Monday, August 03, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO080320JH+DG
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learn to use woodworking tools safely, efficiently and with precision while you build one or more projects of your own design. Possibilities range from cell phone amplifiers and garden totes to desk or shoe organizers and jewelry holders. Or you might want to make a toy that you can give to a child. If you don't have an idea for a project you want to build, don't worry: We'll provide examples to get your creative juices going.

    This class will focus on hand tools, which take more craftsmanship to master than power tools. You will learn how to "read" a board to choose the best places to cut specific parts, how to use measuring and marking tools, how to choose and use the appropriate saw to cut out parts, how to smooth the parts with hand planes, how to assemble pieces, and more. 

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 12-14 years old.
    • 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 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 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, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Wear close-toe shoes, avoid loose clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

    Instructors: Jeanne Huber and David Grant, both longtime members of the Woodworking Studio at BARN, will team-teach this class.

    • Monday, August 03, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI080320FF
    • 6
    Register

    Discover the joy of knitting! Or take your skills up a notch!

    Over 4 afternoons we’ll make 2 simple projects with beautiful washable, multi-colored yarn. You’ll build strong basic skills or add more skills so you can easily make lots of projects on your own. And you’ll take home your needles and yarn so you can create something new when class is over!

    For beginners:

    Day 1: Basic cast-on and knit stitch. Start Headband project.

    Day 2: Cast off. Purl stitch. Sewing edges together. Finish Headband project.

    Day 3: Ribbing, decreases. Start Hat project.

    Day 4: Finish Hat project. Time allowing: Learn to make a tassel!

    For knitters with experience:

    Day 1: Learn a new cast-on. Start Pencil Case project.

    Day 2: Practice sewing edges together. Make a tassel. Finish Pencil Case project.

    Day 3: Learn seed stitch. Start Dishcloth project..

    Day 4: Learn moss stitch. Finish Dishcloth project. Time allowing: Add a cable!

    For all skill levels: When this class is over, we’ll kick off  a Youth Knitting Circle for graduates of this class and other young knitters! Stay tuned for more information!



    Details:

    • This class is for youth 8-12 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). 
    • 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 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, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • A materials fee of $15 is included in the price of class.


    Instructor Bio:

    Fran Fuller has been knitting since she was in second grade. She says, “Once you get the hang of it, knitting is pretty easy and full of possibilities! There are thousands of patterns available for you to make your own scarves, hats, sweaters, gloves, socks, and almost anything you can think of.

    • Monday, August 10, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 13, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI081020CC
    • 4
    Register

    Want to learn to weave? This class is for you. Using a loom that fits in your lap, you will practice basic weaving techniques while making a small wall hanging. Over four mornings, you will learn how to “warp” a loom, create patterns using at least two colors of “weft” yarn and learn how to finish your weaving. You will also have the option of taking your loom home each day. As time allows, you may be able to finish a second weaving project.


    Details:

    • This class is for youth 8-12 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).
    • 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 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, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • A $10 materials fee is added to the tuition price.


    • Monday, August 10, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 13, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL081020JW
    • 7
    Register

    Amaze your friends with your command of GLASS!!  Learn about the magic of stained glass using the copper foil technique to create pieces that sparkle in the sun.   You will assemble a 5-piece heart as well as another project you choose from several available patterns.  Your choice of colored and textured glass will make for a very personal project.

    Prior to tackling your project, you will learn to hand cut clear glass in straight lines, copper tape and then solder the shapes together into a 10-square design.

    By Day 2 you will be cutting curves and using a glass grinder to finish the shapes of your heart project for a better fit.

    By the end of the 4th class you will have a good understanding of the copper foil technique for stained glass; how to cut glass in straight and curved lines with carbide glass cutters, how to use a diamond glass grinder, copper foil techniques to assemble glass pieces, tacking and soldering the fit pieces into a beautiful piece.  You will also learn patina techniques to provide contrast and set off the colors of the glass.  A border will be added to your last piece to further enhance the look and provide strength for hanging.

    Students that may have had previous glass cutting and stained-glass experience may choose a more complicated pattern with the instructor’s approval.  The instructor’s focus is on your completion of a nice-looking project rather than the complexity of a project. 

    The material fee covers all materials and equipment required for your project.  BARN ensures safe practices and a safe environment for the students; special considerations should be discussed beforehand.

    While working with soldering irons at high temperature, we request you wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing. 

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 14-18 years old.
    • 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 if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click hereto 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, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • A materials fee of $35 is included in the price of class.


    Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.


    Instructor:  Jim Washington comes to BARN with 35 years in vocational education settings. He has taught classes in cold, warm and hot glass, glass batching, ceramics, manufacturing, woodshop, and composites. His first love was the glass arts program in Central Kitsap which he built and ran for 12 years.      

    • Monday, August 10, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 20, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO072020ME
    • 3
    Register

    Build a classic Fender-style electric guitar in this six-session class held partly in BARN's Woodworkiing Studio and partly in the Electronic & Technical Arts Studio.

    You will learn how traditional luthiers make their design choices and discuss tone wood and pickup choices. Then you will learn  how modern electric guitars are made using computer-aided design and manufacturing tools. The instructors will demonstrate modern guitar design and manufacturing techniques, using CAD software and BARN's CNC router.

    To ensure you go home with a working guitar, you will start with a precision-cut body and pre-cut neck. You will have the opportunity to customize your instrument, including designing and cutting your own headstock shape. You will use the drill press and Festool random-orbit sander as you complete your guitar. You will also assemble and solder the electronics.

    The materials fee includes all the parts, including tuners, pickups, bridge, strings, and other hardware required to build a complete electric guitar.


    Details:

    • This class is for youth 14-18 years old.
    • 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 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 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, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Wear close-toe shoes, avoid loose clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

    Instructor: Doug Salot. Doug started playing the guitar about 10 years ago and occasionally tries to distract himself by building guitars and ukuleles. He studied instrument building with local luthier Alan Simcoe.

    • Monday, August 10, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 13, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code WE072720CS
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    This class is an opportunity for you to learn how to work with metal in a variety of ways!  Over the course of four afternoons you will be introduced to the tools in our sheet metal and metal machining shops and create some cool metal items to take home.

    Half of the class time will be spent learning how to make shapes on the metal lathe and refining your skills to make a functional brass spinning top. The other half will be spent learning and practicing how to use sheet metal tools such as the jump shear, roller, and spot welder so you can complete a cool artistic sculpture. 

    Summer is a great time to gain new skills you can't learn in school.  We hope you can join us!


    Details:

    • This class is for youth 12-18 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)
    • 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 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, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • A materials fee of $15 is included in the price of class.

    Remember to wear close-toed shoes in the Metal Shop at all times. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.

    Instructors: Chris Stanley can be found teaching in a number of studios. He is a professional model maker, educator and inventor. He has a wealth of information he loves to share.

    Linda Sohlberg is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN. 


    I updated on 3/20 the "to register your youth" line from original post.~Tammie

    • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO081120JI
    • 2
    Register

    Learn to carve letters and you'll be able to make a "Welcome" sign for your entry, a custom bread board, or all kinds of projects, from plaques to boxes, that celebrate milestones in the life of your family and friends.

    In this three-session class, master carver Jeff Iller will guide you in choosing a font, laying out words and carving the letters so the details are crisp and uniform. In the class, you will work on rectangular pieces of basswood. With skills learned in the class, you can go on to carve lettering on plates, boxes or other projects.

    The instructor will use a close-up camera and projector while demonstrating techniques so you will be able to see details without needing to be closer than social distancing rules require. You will also be able to use the camera to show the instructor closeups of your work so he can give detailed advice.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 12 and older.
    • Students should have some carving experience. BARN offers Beginning Carving classes every other month.
    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • Closed-toe shoes and a face mask are required.


    • Monday, August 17, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 20, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code WE071320BM
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learn how to work with metal this summer, or build on your metal-working skills! You'll use your imagination to combine scrap parts to make a 'pet' to take home - a dog, cat, bunny, turtle, or whatever you dream up.

    In this four-day class, you'll begin with a safety briefing in our welding and sheet metal shop, then you will learn how to use all the tools you'll need to prepare and build your creations: cutters, grinders, vices, and spot welders.

    Next it's time for you to practice your skills and make your own unique creations with old silverware and other scrap metal parts that have been collected.

    This is a great chance to have fun and learn some new skills this summer!  

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 12-18 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).
    • 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 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, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • A materials fee of $5 is included in the price of class.

    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!

    Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross-trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years, at national food baking companies.


    I updated on 3/20 the "to register your youth" line from original post.~Tammie

        

    • Saturday, November 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • 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.

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