Programs for Youth

The classes and events listed below are specifically for youth. Teens 14 years old and older are also welcome in all BARN classes, unless the class description states otherwise. Open studio sessions, which are shown on calendars accessible from Studio pages, are also open to teens 14 years and older, with the same limits that apply to adults.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, June 29, 2017
    • Thursday, August 31, 2017
    • 17 sessions
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge
    • 5
    If you're a high school student interested in robotics, this program is for you!

    Work alongside a professional engineer with a background in machine design as you tackle a moderately complex project: designing and building an advanced shooter system that can be installed on Bainbridge High School's Spartronics HELIOS robot before the Girls Generation 2017 event in the fall.

    The instructor and other mentors will guide you through the design and fabrication process while explaining the reasons for and consequences of the things that take place. You will be able to experience the robot design-and-build process without the stress of the official competition season. You will also build your skills in making parts and assemblies typically used in FIRST robots, and you will learn more about  systems engineering.

    Students will use several facilities in BARN's new center, including the Electronics & Technical Arts Studio and the metal machining and sheet metal shops within the Metal Arts Studio.

    Details:

    • Open to eighth grade graduates and above who have completed at least Algebra 1. Students from Bainbridge Island and beyond Bainbridge are welcome.
    • Because this program occurs during the school summer vacation, 100 percent attendance is not required. However, students who miss sessions will need to make their own arrangements to find out what they missed.
    • No class on July 1 because of the Rotary Auction that day or on July 15. Saturday, July 22. The schedule may be changed to accommodate the majority of participants.
    • A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first session.
    • Students must bring a scientific calculator or a smart phone with a calculator feature equivalent to that in an iPhone 6,. At times, students will also need to bring materials for developing sketches: paper, pencils, erasers, scales, triangles and a compass.
    • BARN will supply two laptops with Autodesk Fusion 360 installed, but students are encouraged to bring their own laptops with the program installed, for use in sketching and drawing using CAD.

    Instructor: Paul G. Vibrans P.E., is the lead instructor. He is a naval architect, marine engineer and electrical engineer with 45 years of diverse engineering experience, from gorilla doors to custom yachts to elevators. Other mentors of Bainbridge High School's robotics team will also help guide this program.

    • Saturday, July 08, 2017
    • Saturday, September 02, 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Learn to make a 16-foot, strip-built cedar kayak from start to its fiberglass finish with guidance from Joe Greenley, designer of the beautiful boats sold by Redfish Kayaks in Port Townsend.

    There is no materials fee for students who want to work on the main class project, which will be sold at auction to benefit the BARN Woodworking & Small Boat Building Shop. There will also be space for a limited number of students to build kayaks to take home, but these students must purchase the necessary materials. The kits, from Redfish Kayaks, cost $1,695 or $1,295, depending on the model. 

    The class is ideal for beginning woodworkers, as well as more seasoned woodworkers who want to enhance their skills in hand tools and experience the comaraderie of working on wooden boats as a team. With minimum power tool use, students will focus on using planes, spoke shaves and various measuring tools to achieve a high degree of craftsmanship.

    The class will provide a strong base for anyone who wants to build a kayak on their own or with friends or family. Open studio time in the boatbuilding area within the BARN woodshop will be dedicated to strip kayak building in the fall.

    Questions about the class should be directed to Michael Gunderson at gunderhatch@yahoo.com.

    Instructors: Joe Greenley, founder of Redfish Kayaks,  and Michael Gunderson, head of the boatbuilding programs at BARN.

    • Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    • Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 7

    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 second and third sessions.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed.
    • All tools and materials will be provided at no extra fee.

    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.

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

    • Monday, July 24, 2017
    • Friday, July 28, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Book Arts, Printmaking & Fiber Studios, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 0

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    Express Yourself: Personalize a book creation, design an art print and learn to up-cycle your wardrobe in Project Runway with simple sewing techniques. 

    This is a full week immersion experience at BARN, you will be here all day, learn basic skills in the Glass Arts, Jewelry/Fine Metals and Woodshop, cook your own lunch with the Kitchen Arts and become a BARN teen!

    Studios: Book, Print and Fiber Arts  

    Ages: 13- 18

    Additional material fee needed on the first day of class: $50Please have student bring check or cash to the first day of class.

    Click below for more Teen Camps: 


    July 31 - August 4 
    Triple Treat, Jewelry, Glass, and Wood: Teen Camp at BARN  

    August 7 - 11 Outdoor Fun: Make an Adirondack chair, metal stars, glass mobile and a small planter


     

    • Monday, July 31, 2017
    • Friday, August 04, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Glass & Jewelry Studios, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 7

    During the Triple Treat Week, you will gain skills in three studios: Jewelry, Glass, and Wood. 

    The week starts making a wire miniature circus, then make glass cabochons and using your wire wrapping skills to make pendants, next learn to fuse glass by designing tiles and make a wooden frame to show off your tile, and finally, back in the jewelry studio you will learn to make your own silver ring.

     

    Ages: 13- 18

    Additional Material Fees for this course: $150.00 Please bring check to the first day of class. Scholarships are available, please contact Tammie@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    August 7 - 11 Outdoor Fun: Make an Adirondack chair, metal stars, glass mobile and a small planter.    

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    • Saturday, August 05, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN woodworking studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 0

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    Learn basic hand and power tool woodworking by building a small wall cabinet. You’ll build the cabinet with thin plywood, rivets, oak, and creativity. This will be a fast-paced class with a focus on learning basic skills and encouraging experimentation with wood.

    Details:

    • Class is open to kids 10 and older. Parents are welcome to join their children, but it is not required.
    • Parents will be asked to sign a permission form.
    • Materials fee of $10 is payable in class

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work.


    • Sunday, August 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    • 4
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guilded Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Your child must 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools. Rob Rusher will assist.

    • Monday, August 07, 2017
    • Friday, August 11, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking & Metal Studios, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 4
    During the week, you will make an Adirondack chair, metal stars, glass mobile and a small planter to spiff up your summer patio fun.

    This is a full week immersion experience at BARN, you will be here all day, learn basic skills in the Woodshop and Metal Arts studios, cook your own lunch with the Kitchen Arts and become a BARN teen!

    Studios: Woodshop and Metal Arts

    Ages: 13- 18

    There is an Additional materials fee for this course: $150.00 (includes cedar for chairs, glass and metals). Please bring check to the first day of class. Scholarships are available, please contact Tammie@BainbridgeBARN.org


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