Youth & Teen Classes

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

    • Saturday, June 05, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code KI060521MC
    • 14
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Lasagna Pic from Pexels.com

    Join Chef Meloni Courtway for a virtual hands-on cooking class (via zoom) to assemble a “fool your family” worthy vegan lasagna. This meal full of veggies and “ricotta” will impress even your most carnivorous diners. Participants will prepare and assemble a large vegan lasagna (6 servings) to be baked after class. During our session we’ll learn lasagna assembly, how to make almond ricotta, and how to make hemp seed parmesan. The shopping and equipment list will be in your registration confirmation email.

    This is a great class for a teenage or beginner cook!

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Wednesday, June 2nd at 11:00am (Pacific Daylight Time)
    • The shopping and equipment list will be in your registration confirmation email.
    • This class will be taught online via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A Zoom link, prep work, and recipes will be sent to the email you registered with two days before the class starts. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Meloni Courtway is a professionally trained chef, published food writer and certified teacher of culinary foundations and consumer sciences at Woodward Middle School on Bainbridge Island. As owner of Courtway Catering, a small event company dedicated to making cooking skills and team building part of every kitchen, she taught intimate in home classes and large scale farm workshops, as well as catering events. She has written for Gannett and New York Times publications, and was one of the New York Times first paid food bloggers (at least 100 years ago). Meloni loves working with kids and adults as they explore their own power and capabilities in the kitchen. She also loves pie.


    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO061521JI
    • 4
    Register
    Get a good foundation in carving techniques, including push, stop and draw cuts. In this three-session class, you will learn the basics of safe handling and use of carving knives the first night, then go on to learn how to deal with changes in wood grain, hollowing techniques, and other concepts as you make a spoon and carve a figure during the second and third sessions.

    This class is open to both beginning carvers and those who already have some carving experience. Each time BARN schedules this class, the carving projects are new.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 12 and older. No prior experience is needed.
    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.
    • You will build your carving skills much faster if you practice between sessions. If you want to work on your carvings during Open Studio times between classes, 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.)
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone is required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Overall BARN safety policies are here. Studio-specific safety policies are here.
    • Closed-toe shoes are required while in the studio.
    • 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.

    • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO070621JI
    • 4
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    Learn whittling — the art of using a single sharp knife to turn a piece of wood into a character rich with detail. The material and tool fit into a pocket or a purse, making this craft an ideal way to be creative during otherwise empty minutes, such time spent waiting for a ferry or between appointments.

    In this class, you will learn how to mark a blank, safely whittle it to shape, and add the final details that bring your pieces to life. You will also learn how to keep your knife sharp and how to select good wood for whittling.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 12 and older. This class is open to both beginning carvers and those who already have some carving experience.
    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.
    • You will build your carving skills much faster if you practice between sessions. If you want to work on your carvings during Open Studio times between classes, 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.)
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone is required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Overall BARN safety policies are here. Studio-specific safety policies are here.
    • Closed-toe shoes are required while in the studio.
    • 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 faces.

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

    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN's Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI071221MS
    • 0
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    Chef Marcela and YouthIf you want to acquire knife skills and basic culinary techniques, this camp is the place to be! During the week, we will work through various recipes and culinary techniques that guide you toward becoming competent in the kitchen.  Participants will be introduced to many ingredients and be exposed to a variety of flavors and cooking methods. Each session will allow students to grow and develop skills to be used the next day as well as explore culinary flavors to share with the entire family.     

    Day 1
    Participants will spend the 1st part of the class learning knife skills. From safety and handling to learning the various nomenclature associated with culinary shapes.  Participants will also be introduced to an electric burner and learn to make a delicious sauce to accompany the beautifully stuffed spring rolls for the 1st day.

    Day 2
    Participants will continue to build on knife skills and learn to wash, peel, prep, steam and boil vegetables.  We will also learn some basics about salad dressings, the importance of temperature, seasoning and balancing with acid.  Participants will produce a Vegetarian Salad Nicoise for lunch on day 2. 

    Day 3
    Continuing to build on basic culinary skills while introducing different ingredients, participants will continue
    to chop and dice to create a fresh aromatic Vegetarian Thai Green Curry. Learning to make the perfect rice is also a vital part of this presentation.

    Day 4
    Now that we are comfortable with a knife and burner, we will introduce a protein and make a Ragu alla Bolognese.  Continuing to build on knife skills, participants will also learn the difference between sweating, sauteing and braising; promising to be a delicious and well earned end to cooking 101.

    Participants will also learn the importance of cleanliness in the kitchen.  All participants will be responsible for assisting in washing up and cleaning the BARN Kitchen Studio in accordance with our restaurant permit standards.


    Details:

    • Registration will close on Saturday, July 3rd at 9:00 AM.
    • This class is for youth 10-12 years old. Please note that this class is held in a kitchen environment which involves sharp knives and other pieces of equipment. Students will be shown how to use all tools safely, but parents should be aware that there is an element of risk involved in this activity 
    • 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 click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to 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. Picture above is a promotional photo from a previous class. 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.

    Instructor Bio:

    Chef Marcela Sandoval served as BARN’s Kitchen Studio Lead from 2019-2020.  She has been teaching and volunteering at BARN since 2017. Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela spent 18 years accompanying her diplomatic husband around the world.  She has lived in China, Zambia, North Korea, Nepal and Tanzania.

    Growing up in South Texas, 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 students from Tanzania to Bainbridge Island.  Marcela’s life experiences are reflected in her cooking.


    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom1, Class Code FI071221IC
    • 1
    Register
    Youth holding a Dye Project

    *This class is for youth ages 12-16*

    Explore the use of indigo dyes to create color and design on fabrics. You will start with dyeing a Tee-shirt to learn the techniques. You'll tie your fabric with string or stitch or clamp it and dip it into the dye pots--and you'll be mazed at the patterns of blue and white that emerge! Then we will have suggestions for other projects that will further your exploration of fabric dyeing, allowing your creativity to blossom.

    We'll be outside in one of BARN's dry outdoor classrooms, with plenty of space and air circulation. 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.

    Details:

    • Material and supplies fee: $15.00 (included in the price of the class).
    • This class is for youth 12-16 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 click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

    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.



    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code JE071221SJ
    • 4
    Register

    **This class will be held at BARN under the canopy in the back.**

    In the introduction to jewelry making class, students will learn how to safely and effectively use a variety of professional jewelers tools. Each day students will be taught a new technique while learning how to make a stamped pendant, a cuff bracelet, hanging earrings and a ring. No experience required. All tools and materials will be provided. Just bring your creativity.

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 14-18 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). 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.

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with a background in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    When she’s not making art, you can find Sarah teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts. Sarah enjoys introducing students to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    As a working jeweler since 2014, Sarah’s creations have been displayed in exhibitions hosted by the Seattle Metals Guild, Bainbridge Arts and Craft and Barn. You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry

    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 18
    Register

    This summer BARN is offering an optional supervised lunch hour for youth who are registered for our morning and afternoon summer youth classes. Our friendly and responsible summer interns will be overseeing this period of lunch and free time each day and will ensure that safety procedures of hand washing, mask wearing, eating outdoors, and social distancing are followed. 

    Youth should bring their own food and drink and we suggest they bring a book to read or a craft project to work on after they are done eating. A refrigerator is available for keeping food cold, and a microwave is available for heating food if needed. There is no charge for this four-day lunch hour program. 

    Details:

    • When you register your student, please put in the name of the student in parenthesis after your name in the first name field.

    If you have questions, please contact Program Manager, Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL071221
    • 0
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    Full STEAM ahead!  In this class, we will be combining art and technology to make one-of-a-kind robots out of common materials like cardboard, paint, and paper and bringing them to life through coding, motors, lights, and a variety of components. 

    The class will begin by introducing the robotics kits we will be using: Micro:bit and the HummingbirdBit.  We will explore the different components, how to use them and code them using block-coding applications like MakeCode and Snap. Then we’ll learn different cardboard building techniques and mechanisms that can be used for our creations. Students will then choose a theme (e.g. desert animals) and brainstorm, plan, draw, paint, and build their project around that theme. Creativity is encouraged!

    This is an introductory class. No prior coding or building experience is necessary. To keep the costs of the class down, robotics kits will be provided for use during the class time and will be returned to the instructor at the end of the week. Families will be invited for a socially-distanced sharing time from 3:30 - 4pm on the final day of the class to view and take photos of student creations.  

    We recommend students bring their own devices, whether a laptop (PC or Mac), Chromebook, iPad or iPhone. If they don’t have one, we will have a limited number available to borrow during class.  Upon registration, please select 'Using BARN Computer' or 'Bringing Device From Home'.  


    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). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor Bio:

    Cecilia Olivera-Hillway is an artist and maker who loves combining art and technology. Her career in education has included positions like Educational Technology Specialist and Maker Space Associate. A recent transplant to the Olympic Peninsula, she is looking forward to sharing her love of nature, art, and technology. You can visit her website at: www.cohillway.com

    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE071221SJ-2
    • 3
    Register

    **This class will be held at BARN in the Jewelry Studio.**

    In the jewelers torch camp students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands on practice exercises, how to safely ignite, anneal and solder (connect) metal together. Please wear closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. Students will be required to wear safety glasses; you may bring your own or use BARN's. No experience needed. All tools and materials will be provided.

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 14-18 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). 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.

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with a background in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    When she’s not making art, you can find Sarah teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts. Sarah enjoys introducing students to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    As a working jeweler since 2014, Sarah’s creations have been displayed in exhibitions hosted by the Seattle Metals Guild, Bainbridge Arts and Craft and Barn. You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry

    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code: WO071221CS
    • 0
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    Learn to use woodworking tools safely, efficiently and with precision while you build one or more projects of your own design. The pictures show just a few of the possibilities, which also might range from a cutting board or a cell phone amplifier to a shoe organizer or a jewelry holder. Or you could make a toy to give to a child. If you don't have an idea for your project, don't worry: We'll provide ideas to get your creative juices going.

    This class will focus on hand tools and a couple of portable power tools, such as a cordless drill and a jigsaw. 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, how to assemble pieces, and more. This isn't an "assemble-a-kit"  class. You will be cutting, planning, gluing and finishing — and, we hope, getting excited about woodworking.


    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). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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.
    • Wear close-toed shoes, avoid loose clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair. Please bring your own safety glasses, which you can purchase at a local hardware store or lumberyard. If you need a smaller size than what is commonly available, online sources sell youth-size safety glasses. Glasses must be certified to ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166.
    • Monday, July 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classrom1, Class Code FI071221IC-2
    • 0
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    Re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose—that's the theme of this class! You will start with re-purposing a pair of jeans: get your scissors out, save the pocket and pants legs, and invent your own tote bag! 

    You will learn basic sewing machine skills on BARN's sewing machines in the process, and you'll get ideas for using hand-stitching and other techniques, too. From there, we will share other examples of up-cycling fashion from thrift stores or your own wardrobe, allowing you to design your own projects. BARN Fiber artists will be there to mentor you along your way. 

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Sunday, July 11th at 1:00 PM.
    • This class is for youth 12-16 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 click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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. 
    • Materials fee: $15.00 (included in the price of the class). The materials fee will include some thrift-shop jeans for your first project and one or two other thrift shop items for you to play with, but you can bring old clothes from home or the thrift shop for projects later in the week! 
    • 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.


    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.


    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI071921FF
    • 4
    Register

    Photo of sample embrodery stitchesBegin your embroidery journey with a summer camp class! While making a couple of simple samples with brightly colored yarn and blunt needles on stiff fabric, you’ll learn 6 basic embroidery stitches that you can use for almost any future embroidery project:

    • straight stitch
    • outline stitch
    • daisy stitch
    • chain stitch
    • satin stitch
    • French knots

    Along the way, you’ll learn how to thread your needle and prepare yarn and fabric for a project. After some practice on samples that you can turn into iron-on patches for a bag, jacket, of notebook cover, you’ll embroider a little picture you can display in a frame.

    Then when you’re at home, set your inner artist free and create your own new designs with the stitches you’ve learned! Plus, you’ll take with you a couple of pieces of fabric, a couple of needles, and some yarn to stitch your creations!

    Details:

    • Material and Supply Fee: $15.00 (included in the price of the class)
    • 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). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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.

    Instructor Bios:

    Fran Fuller has been sewing, knitting, and embroidering since she was in first or second grade. She says, “Once you know a few basics, you can find a lot of fun in fiber crafts, and your skills get better really fast! With every project you make, you have ideas for the next project and the one after that. There’s always a new technique to try or a new design to work out!”



    Photo of Isobel Coney

    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.





    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code WE071921BM
    • 0
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    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). Email reminders will go to the email address you registered with.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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. 
    • 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!

    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.

    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

        

    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom1, Class Code JE071921SJ
    • 0
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    **This class will be held at BARN under the canopy in the back.**

    In the introduction to jewelry making class, students will learn how to safely and effectively use a variety of professional jewelers tools. Each day students will be taught a new technique while learning how to make a stamped pendant, a cuff bracelet, hanging earrings and a ring. No experience required. All tools and materials will be provided. Just bring your creativity.

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 10-12 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). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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.

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with a background in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    When she’s not making art, you can find Sarah teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts. Sarah enjoys introducing students to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    As a working jeweler since 2014, Sarah’s creations have been displayed in exhibitions hosted by the Seattle Metals Guild, Bainbridge Arts and Craft and Barn. You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry

    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code PR071921LA
    • 1
    Register

    *This class is for youth ages 10-14*

    Spend a week creating art in one of BARN's outdoor classrooms this summer! We will spend this session exploring several kinds of printing and image transfer techniques including mono-printing, relief printing, stamping and solar printing. After making a portfolio of prints, we will assemble them into a small book complete with text. Our subject will be trees, but no worries about drawing, as our projects will be geared for fun and experimentation.

    Students should wear clothing suitable for working with paint and inks.

    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). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

    Instructor Bio

    Lynn Agnew is a working book artist and retired educator. In addition to working as a teacher and school administrator, she worked for Microsoft and created curriculum for the WA State Arts Commission. Her artistic focus is currently on making books and fabric pieces. Her work can be found in university and private collections around the country.



    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN's Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI071921MS
    • 0
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    Photo of a Plated steak and salad vegiesJoin Chef Marcela as she takes participants through a flavor journey around the globe with some of her favorite recipes. Each session will allow students to grow and develop skills to be used the next day as well as explore culinary flavors to share with the entire family. 

    Participants will need to bring their own cast iron grill pan that has been seasoned and ready for use. Some grilling will also be done outside on BARN’s gas grill.      

    Day  1 - Who doesn’t love a good taco?  Taking advantage of the bountiful produce and seafood in our hood, participants will start the week off learning about grilling fish and produce. 

    Day 2 - Mishkaki are meat skewers sold on the streets of Kenya and Tanzania. Participants will spend the time learning the secrets of marinating and grilling; all the while chopping, dicing and julianning their way through a history lesson of Indian flavors in Africa.

    Day 3 - Participants will get another take on chicken barbeque. Piri piri is a spicy tangy dish with Portugese roots in southern Africa.  Like masalas and curries, families guard their recipes. Participants will work with chili peppers and other ingredients to create a paste for roasting chicken.  

    Day 4 - Beef Bulgogi is a family favorite in our  household.  Working with different ingredients, participants will learn more grilling techniques as well as practicing knife skills to produce a hearty meal - promising to be a delicious and well earned end to grilling around the world.

    Participants will also learn the importance of cleanliness in the kitchen.  All participants will be responsible for assisting in washing up and cleaning the BARN Kitchen Studio in accordance with our restaurant permit standards.

    Prerequisites: 

    A curious palate and a love of cooking. This is an intermediate class and basic knife and cooking skills are required. Having taken a consumer science course or previous BARN cooking class is preferable


    Details:

    • Registration will close on Saturday, July 10th at 9:00 AM.
    • Participants will need to bring their own cast iron grill pan that has been seasoned and ready for use.
    • This class is for youth ages 12-18. Please note that this class is held in a kitchen environment which involves sharp knives and other pieces of equipment. Students will be shown how to use all tools safely, but parents should be aware that there is an element of risk involved in this activity 
    • 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 click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to 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. Picture above is a promotional photo from a previous class. 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.

    Instructor Bio:

    Chef Marcela Sandoval served as BARN’s Kitchen Studio Lead from 2019-2020.  She has been teaching and volunteering at BARN since 2017. Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela spent 18 years accompanying her diplomatic husband around the world.  She has lived in China, Zambia, North Korea, Nepal and Tanzania.

    Growing up in South Texas, 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 students from Tanzania to Bainbridge Island.  Marcela’s life experiences are reflected in her cooking.


    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 17
    Register

    This summer BARN is offering an optional supervised lunch hour for youth who are registered for our morning and afternoon summer youth classes. Our friendly and responsible summer interns will be overseeing this period of lunch and free time each day and will ensure that safety procedures of hand washing, mask wearing, eating outdoors, and social distancing are followed. 

    Youth should bring their own food and drink and we suggest they bring a book to read or a craft project to work on after they are done eating. A refrigerator is available for keeping food cold, and a microwave is available for heating food if needed. There is no charge for this four-day lunch hour program. 

    Details:

    • When you register your student, please put in the name of the student in parenthesis after your name in the first name field.

    If you have questions, please contact Program Manager, Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts In-Studio, Class Code FI071921IC
    • 0
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    *This class is for youth ages 8-12*

    Explore the use of indigo dyes to create color and design on fabrics. You will start with dyeing a Tee-shirt to learn the techniques. You'll tie your fabric with string or stitch or clamp it and dip it into the dye pots--and you'll be mazed at the patterns of blue and white that emerge! Then we will have suggestions for other projects that will further your exploration of fabric dyeing, allowing your creativity to blossom.

    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.

    Details:

    • Material and supplies fee: $15.00 (included in the price of the class).
    • 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). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

    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.



    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code: WR072020BS
    • 0
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    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.

    • Registration will close on Saturday, July 17th.
    • This class will be held in BARN's outdoor classroom located in the back.
    • 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 fill out the youth's birth year field. All reminder emails will be sent to the email you registered with.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • Please complete and return this fill-able PDF minor participation permission form. If you have questions about the minor participation form, please contact Program Manager, Jess Henderson at Jessh@bainbridgebarn.org.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

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    • Monday, July 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom1, Class Code JE071921SJ-2
    • 3
    Register

    **This class will be held at BARN under the canopy in the back.**

    In the found object jewelry camp students will learn fun and easy jewelry making techniques while they create beach stone wire wrapped pendants, repurpose old items into new earrings, learn about the color wheel and patterns to make a memory bracelets, and recycle old magazines into paper beads. No experience needed. All tools and materials will be provided. Students are encouraged but not required to bring their own found object treasures for repurposing.

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 10-12 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). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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.

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with a background in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    When she’s not making art, you can find Sarah teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts. Sarah enjoys introducing students to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    As a working jeweler since 2014, Sarah’s creations have been displayed in exhibitions hosted by the Seattle Metals Guild, Bainbridge Arts and Craft and Barn. You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry

    • Monday, July 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code JE072621SJ-2
    • 3
    Register

    **This class will be held at BARN under the canopy in the back.**

    In this camp we will learn how to make polymer clay and paper beads. Then use them along with pony and perler beads to make a variety of pendants, necklaces, bracelets, key chains and more. This camp and the projects are specifically designed for youth ages 8-10 years old with lots of room for creative interpretations. Students will learn about the color wheel and patterns to help them design their pieces. No jewelry making experience required. All tools and materials will be provided.

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 8-10 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 click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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.

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with a background in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    When she’s not making art, you can find Sarah teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts. Sarah enjoys introducing students to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    As a working jeweler since 2014, Sarah’s creations have been displayed in exhibitions hosted by the Seattle Metals Guild, Bainbridge Arts and Craft and Barn. You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry

    • Monday, July 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom1, Class Code FI072621IC-1
    • 3
    Register

    Get ready to get wet! Summer is the prefect time for wet felting, which allows you to blend fluffy colored wool into images. You will learn wet felting by designing a small wall hanging, and then using felting needles, you can add more details to bring your design to life! Later in the week you’ll be able to choose from several other projects to build your skills and experiment with wet felting techniques.

    We'll be in one of BARN's dry outdoor classrooms, with plenty of space and air circulation. 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.

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 10-14 years old.
    • Registration will close on Sunday, July 25th at 9:00 AM.
    • 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 click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • Material and supplies fee: $15.00 (included in the price of the class)
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

    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.

    • Monday, July 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN's Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI072621CC
    • 0
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    Let’s dive into the world of cake baking and decorating!  We will explore how to bake, torte, fill, ice, stack and decorate a two tiered cake and best of all you will walk home with your very own masterpiece. 

    Day 1
    It’s flower decorating time. We will learn how to make gum paste and figure out how to make a giant gum paste hydrangea.  

    Day 2
    It’s all about the cake.  We will bake a delicious moist chocolate cake from scratch, wrap and chill it for the next day. Our gum paste will be cured by then and we will make green leaves (cut from our self made stencils), many sugar daffodils and more loose hydrangea petals out of gum paste. To give these blooms life we will color each petal individually. These will be set aside to dry. 

    Day 3
    Buttercream!  Participants will learn how to make swiss meringue buttercream to torte, fill, and ice their chocolate cakes.  Christine will share her technique to getting straight and level cake sides.  It promises to be a messy and delicious day.  

    Day 4
    On the final day, participants will bring everything together as well as learn more piping techniques to pipe ruffles - horizontally, vertically, diagonally or make swirls.  The cakes will then be stacked and decorated with all the sugar flowers made on day one. 

    Participants will take home a masterpiece to share with family or friends.  

    Participants will also learn the importance of cleanliness in the kitchen.  All participants will be responsible for assisting in washing up and cleaning The BARN Kitchen Studio in accordance with our restaurant permit standards.

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Sunday, July 25th at 9:00 AM.
    • This class is for youth 14-18 years old. Please note that this class is held in a kitchen environment which involves sharp knives and other pieces of equipment. Students will be shown how to use all tools safely, but parents should be aware that there is an element of risk involved in this activity 
    • 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.

    • Student should bring
      An egg carton, for forming and storing sugar flowers
      Tupperware for bringing home cake scraps on the third day
      Approx. 10 x 10 x 15 box for transporting the cake home

    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to 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. Picture above is a promotional photo from a previous class. 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.

    Instructor Bio:

    Christine Chapman has 20 years of cake decorating experience. She is the owner of Crumbs Cakery, a custom cake studio on Bainbridge Island. Christine is a self-taught cake artist and opened her shop 6 years ago on the island. Her work is known for its realistic art projects (dragons, robots, superheroes, etc ) and has been featured in numerous magazines. Check out her Instagram account crumbs.cakery to see her latest work!

    https://www.crumbs-cakery.com/

    • Monday, July 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Studio, Class Code GL072621JW
    • 1
    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 "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). You will get reminder emails sent to the email you registered with.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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 $35 is included in the price of class.
    • 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.

    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, July 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 20
    Register

    This summer BARN is offering an optional supervised lunch hour for youth who are registered for our morning and afternoon summer youth classes. Our friendly and responsible summer interns will be overseeing this period of lunch and free time each day and will ensure that safety procedures of hand washing, mask wearing, eating outdoors, and social distancing are followed. 

    Youth should bring their own food and drink and we suggest they bring a book to read or a craft project to work on after they are done eating. A refrigerator is available for keeping food cold, and a microwave is available for heating food if needed. There is no charge for this four-day lunch hour program. 

    Details:

    • When you register your student, please put in the name of the student in parenthesis after your name in the first name field.

    If you have questions, please contact Program Manager, Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Monday, July 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI072621IC-2
    • 0
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    Re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose—that's the theme of this class! You will start with re-purposing a pair of jeans: get your scissors out, save the pocket and pants legs, and invent your own tote bag! 


    You will learn basic sewing machine skills on BARN's sewing machines in the process, and you'll get ideas for using hand-stitching and other techniques, too. From there, we will share other examples of up-cycling fashion from thrift stores or your own wardrobe, allowing you to design your own projects. BARN Fiber artists will be there to mentor you along your way. 

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Sunday, July 25th at 1:00 PM.
    • 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). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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. 
    • Materials fee: $15.00 (included in the price of the class). The materials fee will include some thrift-shop jeans for your first project and one or two other thrift shop items for you to play with, but you can bring old clothes from home or the thrift shop for projects later in the week! 
    • 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.

    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.


    • Monday, July 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code: WO082621DG
    • 0
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    Build a sturdy picnic table for your family's yard or deck as you learn woodworking skills you will be able to apply to many future projects.

    Starting with a plan for a table 6 feet long and 5 feet wide (including the seats), you will learn:

    • how to measure and mark to make accurate cuts
    • how to cut some parts with a hand saw
    • how to safely use a chop saw (also known as a miter saw) for other cuts
    • how to use a cordless drill to prepare holes for bolts and to drive screws, and how to select the most appropriate bits for different parts of this project
    • how to use a wrench as you tighten the bolts

    In addition, the class will repair at least one picnic table that has become very wobbly over time. By exploring why that happened, you will learn several key points that will help make your table and future projects more durable.

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 12-14 years old.
    • Registration will close on Sunday, July 11th at 1:00 PM.
    • 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 click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes, avoid loose-fitting clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair. Please bring your own safety goggles, which you can purchase at a local hardware or lumber store. Glasses must be certified to ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166.
    • If your family does not have access to a pickup truck, we'll deliver your picnic table to your home after the class.

    Instructor:

    David Grant is a founding member of BARN and has been a woodworker since his introduction to the craft as a teenager.   He has taught a variety of woodworking classes at BARN and worked on numerous community service projects, including the oak benches at the Kitsap Humane Society's new reception center and the Torii gates that will be installed in the haiku garden at the Bainbridge Island library.

    • Monday, July 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom1, Class Code JE072621SJ-2
    • 4
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    **This class will be held at BARN under the canopy in the back.**

    In the found object jewelry camp students will learn fun and easy jewelry making techniques while they create beach stone wire wrapped pendants, repurpose old items into new earrings, learn about the color wheel and patterns to make a memory bracelets, and recycle old magazines into paper beads. No experience needed. All tools and materials will be provided. Students are encouraged but not required to bring their own found object treasures for repurposing.

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 8-10 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 click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • 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.

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with a background in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    When she’s not making art, you can find Sarah teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts. Sarah enjoys introducing students to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    As a working jeweler since 2014, Sarah’s creations have been displayed in exhibitions hosted by the Seattle Metals Guild, Bainbridge Arts and Craft and Barn. You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry

    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code JE080221SJ
    • 0
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