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Just in time for the holidays, this youth-only class allows participants to experience BARN's Kitchen while making delicious holiday treats.
Chef Marcela Sandoval shares one of her favorite holiday recipes - Gingerbread Cookies. We'll put our technical skills to the test, produce and decorate a classic treat to take home and enjoy with family and friends.
Instructor - Chef Marcela Sandoval served as BARN’s Kitchen Studio lead from 2019-2020, and 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.
Make a desktop Christmas tree out of sheet metal. Learn how to use all the tools you'll need to prepare and build your creations: cutters, grinders, vices, and spot welders. Get ready to make some sparks fly!
Bob Mathisrud - Bob’s long work history of facilities operations has provided him a wide ranging experience in the skilled trades. He helps at BARN in many ways, including by volunteering as a safety monitor in several studios.
Teens (7th-12th grade), 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 in the commons. Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new friends!
We're grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for their financial support so we can offer this event for teens in our community!
Make a desktop angel out of sheet metal. Learn how to use all the tools you'll need to prepare and build your creations: cutters, grinders, vices, and spot welders. Get ready to make some sparks fly!
Dive into the world of podcasting with this introductory course. In it, you will do the following to create a 2 minute podcast pilot:
*Must have permission and set up by parents to set up a podcast account on Anchor.fm. Instructor will send out directions on how to before the first class starts.
Courtney G. Jones is a 30 year veteran of the film & television industry who has been an advocate for the kind of accessibility mobile filmmaking brings to creators for several years. Not only does Courtney serve as Head of Development for Steve Zahn & Rick Gomez’s company, Macaroni Art Productions, but he has produced and directed feature films, commercials, documentaries, and series… some of which have been shot on mobile. Mr. Jones brings a wealth of technical and creative know-how to the classroom.
In the past, Courtney has co-hosted a filmmaking podcast featured on Apple Podcast & YouTube called the Mobile Creator Podcast. He has also been interviewed on other podcasts.
When Courtney is not writing, producing, filming, editing or teaching, he’s typically daydreaming about flying, living on a boat, or trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
Pate a choux or choux pastry is a delicate and versatile dough. In this series, participants will explore techniques to produce perfect choux pastry. First up, a batch of savory cheesy gougères. Class two will build upon lessons learned and produce a sweet dough when we make cream puffs. On our final day, churros will be fried and served up crispy and hot.
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.
This class is best for youth with some culinary skills
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.
Do you love to journal but aren’t sure what to write about? Do you feel like your journaling is boring? Join journaling extraordinaire Chelsea Leah for an exciting boost to your writing, as she leads the group through a curated journaling adventure. Each day of the series will center around a theme, such as “Pop Culture”, “What If”, and “Scent Memories”, and will consist of 4-5 short exercises to breathe fresh air into your writing practice. You never know where the journey will take you!
What supplies students should bring: Your favorite pen.
Chelsea Leah is a lifelong journaling enthusiast, as well as a tech and culture writer. Her articles have appeared in WIRED and The Writer magazine. When not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book or her toes in the sand.
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.
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
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 - Ayla, longtime Bainbridge Island resident, is 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 (SOCAPA). She has produced more than 10 short films and
Join us for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service, while we support the Sew Powerful Purse Program (sew.powerful.org), making purses for girls in Zambia for carrying personal hygiene products. Having a purse like this, which Sew Powerful fills with hygiene products, helps a girl stay in school all month long so she can keep up with schoolwork.
In addition to using volunteers like us all over the world to make purses, Sew Powerful employs women in Zambia to sew school uniforms and reusable hygiene products. Sewists and non-sewists alike are welcome to join us—we’ll need many hands to prepare, sew, iron, and pack purses and write cards to accompany the purses.
You are welcome to come for all or part of the day. We’ll take a break around lunchtime. Please sign up so we know you are coming!
Many thanks to BARN volunteer Carol Brown, who is donating the beautiful purse kits she has prepared to make our day easier!
Skill Level: All levels
All ages are encouraged to participate.
Bring a bag lunch if you are coming for the day.
Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
Carol Brown has almost 60 years of sewing experience. Her mother was a beautiful seamstress, and Carol I got her first sewing machine at age 9. She still has that machine, and it still works! For 26 years Carol owned a workroom in Seattle making window treatments and customer decorating accessories.
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.
Create your own light-up Valentine's Day decoration at BARN during this 2 1/2-hour, hands-on workshop for budding engineers 10+ years old.
Learn circuitry fundamentals, sketch out your designs, and construct a plush ornament of your own design using LEDs, conductive thread, and any other little sewing additions you bring from home.
Nina Arens Morotti - Nina is a Bainbridge High School graduate who has been a museum educator for more than 12 years. She has worked at a variety of Puget Sound organizations, including Pacific Science Center, Play-Well TEKnologies, and Technology Access Foundation. Most recently, she was director of education at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, where she taught hands-on lessons in computer science to 10,000 students annually, using everything from Scratch and breadboards to vintage 1970s teletypes.
Contact: [email protected]
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.
Teens (7th-12th grade), 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 in the commons. Bring a friend