Youth & Teen Calendar View
We welcome youth & teens at BARN! Here’s a list, in chronological order.
Making a film isn’t as hard as you think! Many people assume that filmmaking requires fancy equipment and expensive software, but for this class, all you need is a phone with a camera and a computer (preferred), iPad, or phone that can run iMovie (a free editing software). No experience necessary.
During this class, you create a short film of two to five minutes. Starting with the very basics of what makes a good story, we work our way through screenwriting, shooting, and editing. At the end, you can show off all your hard work at the wrap party!
After taking this class, in addition to producing a short film, you will have the knowledge and materials to continue creating short films on your own, whenever you want.
Ayla Greenstein is a longtime Bainbridge Island resident, and a junior at the Downtown School in Seattle. She has always enjoyed watching movies, but really fell in love with filmmaking during a week-long internship in the 8th grade. Since then, she has taken five other film classes through school, the New York Film Academy, and the School of Creative and Performing Arts. She has produced more than 10 short films and documentaries.
Bag up some fun in this beginning sewing class where students use a sewing machine to make four different types of fabric bags.
The first class covers sewing machine basics, and students make a simple, reusable fabric bag with a ribbon closure suitable for gift-giving or holding treasures.
In the second class, students sew a lined drawstring bag. The final class includes making a lined, zippered, cross-body bag, with an optional project of a lined, zippered, ear-bud pouch. Students can choose from pre-cut fabric kits for all projects.
Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) is donating all materials: fabric, zippers, thread, ribbon, etc.
Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
Karen Oldham - Karen taught sewing to 4-H youth for more than 30 years and now volunteers as a member of the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas Clothing and Textile Advisors (KOP CTAs). For the last 20 years, Karen has taught independent sewing students at the CTA summer sewing camps. She has judged sewing exhibits at multiple county fairs, the Washington State Fair, State 4-H Fair, and Make it with Wool contests. She will be assisted by additional CTA volunteers for this class.
Learn how to work with metal, or build on your metal-working skills!
Use your imagination to combine scrap parts to make pieces of art to take home, like a steel minion, an animal, or whatever you dream up.
In this three-week class, you'll begin with a safety briefing in our welding and sheet metal shop, then learn how to use all the tools you need to prepare and build your creations: cutters, grinders, vices, and spot welders.
If you've taken welding classes at BARN in the past, this is a chance to get more hands-on time with the equipment and refine your skills.
Get ready to make some sparks fly!
Participants must wear natural-fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics. Tie back long hair. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!
Bob Mathisrud - Bob’s long work history of facilities operations has provided him wide-ranging experience in the skilled trades. He helps at BARN in many ways, including by volunteering as a safety monitor in several studios.
Beginners who would like to become more familiar with design elements, assembly steps, and kiln options can benefit from this skills-building project class.
Learn to score and break glass, use hand tools to shape glass, and design projects to complete a heart platter, cast hearts, and fused hearts.
Session 1: You will learn how to score and break glass and use hand tools, grinders and ring saws to complete shaping glass, design, cut, and assemble a heart-shaped 12"x8” platter (first project) and set up your first kiln firing.
Session 2: You will clean your heart platter and set if for the second firing. You will prepare glass shards for casting glass hearts (second project). And you'll score and assemble hearts from rectangles/squares (third project).
Session 3: You will review your final heart platter; clean and cast hearts and fused hearts; and, finally, try wire-wrapping cast hearts and making jewelry from fused hearts.
The instructor will give you the needed materials, which are covered in the cost of the class.
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BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
Julie Doughtery and Diana Lister
Liven up your lunch with fresh and sustaining ideas for menu options and preparation tips from a professional chef.
There is no underestimating the power of a delicious lunch. Work through various recipes and culinary techniques that will guide you toward becoming savvy in the kitchen. You are introduced to many ingredients and exposed to a variety of flavors and cooking methods. Each session allows you to grow and develop skills to be used again and again. Vegetarian option available upon request.
Day 1 - Korean Pancakes
Day 2 - Buddha Bowls
Day 3 - Hawaiian Chicken Wraps
Bring a plastic container to take food home.
This class is for youth with some culinary skills.
Chef Marcela Sandoval has been teaching and volunteering at BARN since 2017, and served as Kitchen Studio Lead 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 D.C. 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.
Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for a free evening of art, friends, music, and creativity! You're not going to want to miss it. We'll have pizza and snacks and you'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry making, metal working, and more - every month is a different lineup. Come with a friend or come on your own and meet new friends!
Teen Night is so popular that we're now requiring registration to ensure that there's enough food and activities for everyone!
We're grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for their financial support so we can offer this event for teens in our community!
Nurture creativity by learning to see the world through a unique lens.
Nurture creativity by learning to see the world through a unique lens. This class encourages students to explore their surroundings, discover, and see the world around them in an imaginative way. Through the use of photography, students will document subjects in a manner that's original, opening a wider artistic view of the world.
No need for prior photography knowledge or a professional camera. Even a cell phone camera will do! This class is about creativity, discovery, and most of all having fun!
Students will learn how to look at light, color, patterns, and composition, to create compelling photographs that are unique to their vision. Students will select their favorite image to be printed and mounted onto mat board at the completion of the class.
Alisa Steck is a fine art photographer whose focus is on the beautiful waterfalls and waterways of Washington State; as well as vineyards and small farms of Kitsap County. Alisa also enjoys life as a guest teacher for the Bainbridge Island School District, with experience working with kids K-12. Alisa worked with Arts & Humanities Bainbridge to help lead the efforts of creating a Certified Creative District for Bainbridge Island, enabling Winslow to become a creative destination. Her BFA was earned from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, including a year long stint studying the masters in Rome. alisafoto.com
Explore the fives stages of the creative processand apply it to printmaking.
You will explore the five stages of the creative process and apply it to printmaking. These steps will help you get inspired and learn new techniques–empowering you to kick-start your creative process.
We will learn about the 5 stages of the creative process while exploring printmaking. These steps will help us get inspired, discover and learn new techniques all while empowering us with the critical thinking needed when being creative
Students will use printmaking to explore the 5 stages of the creative process.
There is a $30 materials fee included in the cost of the class.
Students are encouraged to bring whatever sketchbook or drawings they have been working on and whatever drawing tools they prefer.
Lauren Campbell has established herself as a prolific artist in the Pacific Northwest. Lauren has been featured locally at the Poulsbo Art Festival and The Bar at Cafe Hitchcock. Shortly after completing her printmaking studies at the University of Washington, Lauren became involved with the BARN, where she has taught during the Teen Night programs. Visit her work at Laurencampbellartist.com.
Taxidermy is the art of preserving all or part of an animal's body, but no creature will need to die for this class. Working with wood, you will design and make a head of a real or fanciful creature that you can mount on a wall as decoration or as a coat or bag holder.
If you have an idea in mind, please bring a sketch or picture to the first class. If you don't have a concept in mind, we'll have pictures to show to juice your creativity. At the first session, you will design and mock up your project and select materials from the Woodworking Studio's supply. On the second Monday, you will learn how to operate a bandsaw and a variety of sanding machines safely, and you will cut out the parts. On the final day, you will do any final finishing, assemble your project and apply finish.
Instructor: Wayne Chang. Wayne is an active member, monitor, and manager in the Woodworking Studio and has been an instructor with cabinet, small boats, and youth classes.
Session 1 will include glass cutting, grinding, and shaping. We will make pebbles, puddles, blobs and unusuals (design elements).
Session 2 will include cleaning and preparing the previous session's design elements. We will design a dish using these pieces.
Session 3 will include any final work on your dish/platter from the previous session as well as using design elements for jewelry such as necklaces, earrings or magnets.
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.
Make a chessboard using real wood veneers that you cut precisely and laminate in a vacuum press.
Working with thin pieces of two kinds of wood with naturally contrasting colors, you will learn to cut strips and then shorter pieces to precise widths and lengths. You will arrange the veneer pieces into a traditional chessboard pattern, glue them to a plywood base, and use a vacuum press to provide even pressure while the glue cures.
Then you will make solid wood banding for the edges, fine-tuning the joints so they fit precisely. And, finally, you will smooth out the surfaces and apply a coat of a natural wood finish.
You will go home with a chessboard approximately 14" square and 3/4" thick that's ready to use.
A materials fee of $10, included in the cost of the class, covers all materials and supplies to make the board. You will need to supply the chess pieces or checkers.
Learn how to safely handle and cook eggs several different ways.
For egg lovers, and the egg curious, this course will provide opportunities to find confidence and satisfy curiosity when it comes to the fundamentals of chicken eggs. Through hands-on practice, learn the sensitive art of egg handling techniques, such as pan frying, scrambling, poaching, and emulsification. Using traditional recipes, and ingredients from international traditions, students will create their own mayonnaise-based sandwich spreads from scratch.
Then we'll have an egg sandwich party to close out the course! Each class will include focused time to look at, taste, and feel the results of the day’s work to develop our language and capacity for gastronomic articulation.
Week 1: Introduction to stove-top egg preparation
Week 2: Scratch mayo and beyond!
Week 3: Building egg sandwiches
Glass cutting can be fascinating, exciting, and empowering. But when you're not successful, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive.You can master this art with a few simple tricks and some patience. Instructor Gregg Mesmer focuses on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting, and more while allowing plenty of time for practice and personal attention. After demonstrations, conversation, and practice, you will have a better understanding of techniques and tools that make cutting glass a breeze.
Gregg Mesmer was recognized as an Island Treasure in 2015 with his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both of Mesolini Glass Studio. They moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977, started their iconic studio, and have been working in the art glass industry for decades. Their expertise goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication, all aspects of creating stained glass art, copper foil, glass fusing, public art, and teaching.
Over the years they have worked on many community art projects such as the Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, and Rotary Centennial Park. Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Park District, and Olympic College.