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We welcome youth & teens at BARN! Here’s a list, in chronological order.
If you want to acquire knife skills and basic culinary techniques, this is the place to be! 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 again as well as explore culinary flavors to share with the entire family.
Week 1 ~ Vegetarian Salad Nicoise
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 wash, peel, prep, steam and boil vegetables.
Week 2 ~ Thai Green Curry
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.
Week 3 ~ Apple Galette
Just in time for the holidays, our final class will build on all the skills learned as well as introduce a pastry. We will learn a simple and delicious recipe as well as create a custard to top the apple galette.
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.
In this 3 session (in-studio) youth class designed for students ages 14 -16. Students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises how to: safely set up a soldering station in the studio, ignite the torch, anneal and solder metal together.
The last day of class students will get to make a project with their new skills.
Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography.
Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills.
Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions.
You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns
Gamers, it's time to get behind the scenes! In this after-school class, students will learn to make retro-looking video games that they can play on their own handheld game consoles. They will be using Makecode Arcade, a web-based coding platform that enables students to create their own video games including the visual elements like characters and backgrounds and all the rules and mechanics of the game, programming everything using block-based coding.
During the class the students will be introduced to the coding environment; we’ll talk about different games, taking inspiration from them and then the students will design their own simple game (like Flappy Bird, Squirrel Eat Squirrel, etc).
When the games are ready, we’ll be downloading them into their own Meowbit codable console (included in the price of the class) where they’ll be able to play their game and show it off to friends and family.
This could also make a great gift to a friend or family member! This is an introductory class where students will learn how to create a simple game and will acquire skills to make more in the future.
For more artistic-minded students, it is an opportunity to make visually interesting gaming assets and coding them to make beautiful retro-looking games.
Please Note: Students will need to either bring their own chromebook or laptop, or they can use one from BARN - please select one of these options during the registration process. iPads or phones will not work.
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
Come on over to BARN after school for Youth Maker Mondays this fall!
After this class you will amaze your family and 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 two projects 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, 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 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 may also get to 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; any special considerations should be discussed beforehand. While working with soldering irons at high temperature, we request you wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing.
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.
November Maker Mondays: Choose Your Project—Open Labs
Build on the skills you developed in one of our past youth classes to come up with your own project and discover the fiber artist in you! Fiber arts include sewing, knitting, weaving, embroidery, and other similar crafts.
We will have Fiber Arts artisans in the fiber studio each week to help you design and work on your own fiber project. Want to knit a scarf? Want to sew pajama bottoms or a top? How about making a menagerie of felted animals or a flock or embroidered birds? How about upcycling some worn out jeans? Or how about making a macramé plant holder or wall hanging? These three Monday afternoons will be your time to explore the fiber arts that interest you!
After you register, please email [email protected] and let us know the project you have in mind so we can have the appropriate expert to assist you.
Materials fee: $10, plus you may want to bring your own supplies to complete your project.
What supplies students should bring:
Any supplies you want to use. The fiber arts studio also has a stash of yarn and fabric you can scrounge through.
High schoolers, come on down to BARN for an evening of games, friends, music, and creativity! You're not going to want to miss it. You'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry-making, metal-working, and more - every month is a different lineup. You can also just hang out and chill or work on your own projects.
This fall, our Teen Nights will be based outdoors, with some activities taking place under our large canopies and some small group activities happening inside our facility. All participants will be required to wear masks and only students who are fully vaccinated will be permitted in the building.
No registration is required, but teens will be asked to sign in and out and provide a parent phone number and email address upon arrival.
Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new friends.
Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island. BARN is pleased to partner with Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island, and Bainbridge Youth Services for this event.
A fun introduction to glass by using the copper foil method to make a tree ornament. Retired high school teacher, Jim Washington will oversee experienced or beginner glass enthusiasts as they create a holiday ornament. A wonderful family opportunity to share together as youth ages 12 and up are welcome.
Youth guided practice class will be offered once a month, for ages 12-16. The instructor will provide guidance and supervision while students practice their skills and use studio equipment they may not have at home for their own projects. The instructor will also provide a new project idea each class for students looking for inspiration or wanting to try something new. This class can also serve as a refresher for students who previously took a class before the pandemic and want to get acquainted with the studio and tools again.
You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns.
The Holidays are upon us! Let’s make some treats for yourself and some to give.
Week 1 ~ Edible Advent Calendar: We will decorate sugar cookies with modeling chocolate and paint them with food color. You will have 24 numbered cookies to nestle into a gift box, for the perfect Holiday countdown.
Week 2 ~ Chocolate Bombs: Let’s make 2” chocolate balls and fill them with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows. All you need is a cup of hot milk for the perfect wintry drink.
Week 3 ~ Stained Glass Gingerbread Cookies: Do you like to decorate your holiday home with a gingerbread house? How about a cookie with a stained glass center, or cutouts? We will also add a little hole on the top of the cookie so you can add a ribbon and hang it up.
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!
Everyone loves a handmade gift! We’ll bring a few ideas for gifts you can make in the fiber studio, or you can dream up your own.
Ideas we’ll bring could include woven potholders or pillows, small tote bags (good for wrapping gifts), Shibori or tie-dye scarves, aprons made from upcycled denim or scrap fabric, patchwork book covers or phone holders, woven fabric baskets, and macrame plant holders.
Ideas you might develop … could be anything you can make in the fiber studio!
Come make some great gifts for family and friends!
Materials fees: $20, plus you may want to bring your own supplies to complete your gifts.
What supplies students should bring:
Any supplies you want to use, the fiber arts studio also has a stash of yarn and fabric you can scrounge through.
In this 3 session (in-studio) youth class designed for students ages 12 -16, students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises on how to: make a symbol stamped pendant necklace, a pair of disc cut metal hanging earrings and a beaded ornament. Students will get to take home each of their projects wrapped and ready to gift.
How can poetry help us process and express the challenges of modern life? In this workshop, we will attempt to answer this question through exploring contemporary poems on relationships, mental health, and other topics from young poets such as Sarah Kay, Fatimah Asghar, and Tommy Pico to understand what it means to write poetry in today’s complicated world.
In each class, students will chat about the week’s poems and will be offered prompts to experiment writing in various free verse forms, inspired by the week’s readings. Students will also read and comment on each other’s poems in a welcoming, relaxed workshop space. The workshop’s three sessions will culminate in students creating and sharing mini collections of original poems.
Ansley Clark is a poet and teacher with ten years of experience teaching creative writing and literature to students of all ages. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado and is currently earning her MEd in Curriculum & Design, specializing in Literacy, Language, & Culture, from the University of Washington. Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Crazyhorse, Hobart, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. In addition to teaching creative writing and language arts to all ages, she also edits the online literary arts journal 'The Thought Erotic' and designs and teaches arts-based antiracism and body positivity workshops.
Join experienced glass artist Constance Ducar for a beginning glass casting class. No previous glass skills required. Start with glass shards and finish with nine pocket hearts. Make a casting pan of 2 inch glass pocket hearts using a basic casting technique. These hearts are perfect for Valentines Day, someone special or a nice way to say thank you.
You can bring one friend, child, or grandchild with you. Youth must be fully vaccinated by the start of this class. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.
Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces.
Enjoy an afternoon of creative hands-on activities in BARN's 10 artisan studios. It's free, and open to all ages.
Many activities are planned in all 10 of our studios for this very special day. More information will be posted in March 2022.
Park: At BARN, or the adjacent Christmas tree lot. Parking also available at the First Baptist Church on North Madison, with a free Sweet Deal Mobile shuttle.
Festival of Trees Fundraiser!
More information will be posted in 2022