Camp fee: $250
Materials fee: $100
Monday - Friday, August 15 - 19 from 10 am to 4 pm
Experiment with glass, fiber, metal, wood and food in BARN's first Teen Camp — an exciting week of activities designed to explore the breadth of hands-on crafts available at BARN. Each day will include different activities in the morning and afternoon, with a break in the middle for a delicious lunch.
Open to youths ages 14 to 18.
Here's what you'll get to do:
Glass Fusing: Wind Chime & Frame
Join Darcy Herrett for an exciting three-session fused glass workshop. You will learn to cut glass, put shapes and colors together to create a project, and fuse the glass in the kiln. You will leave this workshop with a wind chime and frame for your favorite selfie.
Instructor: Darcy Herrett has been teaching glass fusing on Bainbridge Island for 25 years. She studied with fused glass artists Richard La Londe and local artist Bob Lucas and has collaborated with Mesolini Glass Studio.
Jewelry Making: Macrame Bracelet with Beads
You'll learn how to make this beaded bracelet using hemp cord and a knotting technique called macrame in this one-session class. It's a fun bracelet to make and great to give to your friends as a modern-day friendship bracelet!
Instructor: Amy Margaret Kapphan has taught jewelry making at Beads of Bainbridge in Winslow and various other bead stores.
Laser Cutting: Make a Box
In this one-session class, you'll learn about the capabilities of the laser cutter/engraver. After learning about 3D/2D modeling, you'll use parametric models to design, cut and build a custom jointed and/or hinged box. You'll see your design go from on-screen model to precisely-cut parts that you will assemble into a physical object you can use.
Instructor: Rick Gordon is a BARN member who has become very familiar with the laser cutter. He brings a background in graphic arts and computer technology.
Lunch: Fresh, Fast & under $5
For lunch you'll learn how to use fresh ingredients that you can put together fast for less than $5. This workshop will be lead by the Kitchen Arts Studio.
Book Making: Tunnel Book Lightbinding
LED lights and bookbinding are made to go together, and this two-session workshop on tunnel books marries solid bookbinding techniques with electronics. After binding a simple signature book to use for notes, you'll plan and make a tunnel book the first day on a topic of your choosing. The second day, you'll learn about simple electronics and wire the tunnel books with LEDs. Walk away with a creative book that lights up and the skills and knowledge to make more at your leisure.
Instructor: Mary Jeanne (MJ) Linford has been a bookbinder and book artist for over 45 years. Her work can be seen at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art as well as in private and public collections nationwide.
Metal Arts: Make a Steel Star
Decorate your room or dorm with a 12-inch metal star that you craft from 26-gauge galvanized steel. In this one-session class you'll learn basic sheet metal techniques and safety as you cut, bend and fit the pieces of a three-dimensional, five-point star. Then you'll pop-rivet your star in strategic places so it holds together wherever you display it.
Instructor: Jack Archer spent his career working with sheet metal and heads BARN's sheet metal program.
Jewelry Making: Sterling Silver Rings
Rings, rings and more rings! You'll make band rings, stacked rings and twisted rings in this two-session class. You'll learn how to form, texture, solder and polish sterling silver. You'll go home with sterling silver rings and the skills to make more.
Instructor: Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild and for the Bainbridge Island parks district. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle.