Youth Programs

We welcome youth & teens at BARN! Here’s a list, in chronological order.

    • Monday, January 20, 2020
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO012020DS
    • 0
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    This is a rescheduled class due to weather closures. The class is full. Please "join waitlist" if you want to be alerted to a future class.

    Bring in your steel-string acoustic or electric guitar and learn how to get it sounding and playing its best.

    We'll start with a refresher on terminology and the factors that impact tone and playability. Then we'll evaluate the instruments for structural integrity and discuss the importance of temperature and humidity control. (Please note that if your instrument is deemed to need more than a basic setup, you'll be offered a refund or the option of working on another instrument.)

    Then comes the hands-on tweaking of truss rods for perfect neck relief, nut and bridge adjustments for great action, and saddle adjustment for intonation improvements.

    Electric guitar players will also learn how to adjust their pickups.

    Finally, we'll discuss string differences, put on a set of fresh strings, and test out our improvements. You'll go home with a better guitar, a better understanding of how it works, and a checklist for future reference.

    Details:

    • Ages: Ages 14+ welcome. No woodworking experience is required.
    • This class covers only steel-string guitars; tuning up nylon-string, classical guitars involves different steps.
    • The materials fee covers new strings.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes and tie back long hair.

    Instructor: Doug Salot started playing the guitar about 10 years ago and occasionally tries to distract himself by building guitars and ukuleles. He studied instrument building with local luthier Alan Simcoe.

    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, FI012720XX

    The BARN Fiber Arts studio would like to extend an invitation for youth and teens (12 and older)  to come to the Monday open studio from 2:00-4:00 on early dismissal Mondays, starting January 6th.  This is a self directed time where youth can work on their own projects, with their own materials. There will be studio monitors present to answer questions and support your projects.  This is an open studio time for all BARN Fiber Artists, with a special invitation to youth.  

    You are Welcome to attend any of the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind.  

    FREE for BARN Members and Youth under the Age of 18

    $20 Drop-in Fee for Adult Nonmembers.


    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • Sunday, February 02, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL020120DT
    • 1
    Register

    Learn basic mosaic skills as you make a mosaic mirror for your home. This two day hands on beginner level class will introduce you to the basics of creating and grouting indoor mosaics out of vitreous glass tiles, gems, and/or sheet glass scraps. 

    We will cover materials, design, cutting, setting on a wood base, grouting as well as the difference between indoor vs. outdoor mosaics.

    You will take home a completed 10" x 10" mirror using the glass elements you have chosen.

    Details:

    • Tools will be provided. 
    • You are encouraged to bring your own small glass and ceramic pieces for possible inclusion in your mirror.
    • A materials fee of $25 included in the price of class, covers the wood framed mirror, sealant for the wood base, mastic adhesive, vitreous tiles, stained glass scrap, glass gems, hanging hooks, grout and colorants. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • The Glass Studio will provide safety glasses, gloves and dust masks for your personal safety.

    Instructor:

    Darcy Thompson - Artcycled Mosaics

    Darcy Thompson has taught mosaic classes for the Schack Arts Center in Everett, Bassetti Gardens in Woodinville as well as private classes. She has been a working artist for over 20 years and shows her work at a variety West Coast art shows including the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour as well as in various galleries. She is entirely self taught and loves to teach the varied steps in the process of re-purposing cracked or broken plates into fun and colorful mosaics for the home and garden.


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    Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.


    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • Sunday, February 02, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI020120NK
    • 0

    Tapestry is one of the oldest forms of weaving, blending art and design with the practical need of adding warmth to chilly stone castles. Today's tapestry weavers focus on art and design to create a wide variety of fiber masterpieces. 

    In this class, students will learn the fundamental first steps in how to weave tapestry. It will cover weaving techniques, including warping, tensioning, and basic tapestry skills.

    The class will also include how to most effectively design a tapestry and complete a cartoon, color-blending, and other color effects to enhance the design.  

    The class will be taught on hand-held small frame looms.


    Details:

    • Please note that for this class, cancellation requests received 14 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
    • There is a materials fee of $35 included in the price of class. All materials and loom rental are included in the material fee. 
    • Students should bring their own scissors.
    • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!
    • Skill Level: All Levels. No prior weaving experience is required.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • For getting to BARN, download this helpful printable document by clicking on Getting to BARN.
    • Ages: Ages 16+ Welcome.


    Instructor Bio: 
    BARN is fortunate to have Nancy Klos Smith, a Portland-based fiber artist, painter and designer, teach this class. She has taught in many regional workshops, exhibits her work in galleries and shows, and has been commissioned to weave tapestries for organizations and individuals. Her tapestries are pictorial, and are described as organic and sensual.  She emphasizes design elements in her teaching, particularly the key role color and color blending plays. 

    • Sunday, February 02, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO020220MJ
    • 5
    Register
    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 Guided 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.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 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.


    • Sunday, February 02, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Book Arts, Class Code: PB020120EM
    • 0
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    It’s easy enough to send out to have polymer plates made, but wouldn’t you like the control (and economy!) of making your own? Learn the process in this one-day workshop. Carl Youngmann and Ellie Mathews, letterpress printers, will demonstrate do-it-yourself, U-V exposure, water-wash methods for producing raised images using BARN's equipment or at home in your kitchen sink.

    We’ll start by discussing high-contrast images—whether from photographs, digital files, or scanned drawings—from which we’ll select an example and make an inkjet negative. We'll expose the polymer to UV light, and we’ll process it in ordinary tap water. Then we’ll print proof copies. Specific products, timing and details will be outlined.

    Details:

    • A $10 materials fee is included in the class cost when you register.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and a microwave for your use.

    Instructors Bio:
    Ellie Mathews began using photo-polymer plates forty years ago to make Braille signage. More recently, Carl Youngmann has figured out the intricacies of printing ink-jet negatives, exposure times, and washout temperatures to make his own plates at home, sometimes by using nothing more complicated than the sun as his light source. Together, they will guide you through the basics and share their enthusiasm for DIY methods.



    If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Graving, Program Coordinator for Letterpress:  peg10173@gmail.com.

    • Sunday, February 02, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI020220NT+
    • 7
    Register

    This class is for teens ages 13-18.

    Join Chef Nancy Travis and Nutritionist Aimee Hayes-Herb for an afternoon of learning about a vegan diet for the teens.  We will share tips for living in a non-vegan family, good nutrition, meal planning and will will create a healthy delicious meal in a bowl to eat during our class discussion.

    There can be misconceptions and concerns about what to eat when making the switch to a vegan diet, especially in the teen years when so much development is taking place in the body. Let us put your mind at ease as to the common concerns such as vegan diets lacking "adequate protein, adequate calories, muscle development, proper growth, energy, etc."  Most of these concerns are not truly a concern if your teen is eating a balanced diet full of variety and plant based proteins. In fact, studies show that a vegan diet most often exceeds the standard diet in nutritional value!  

    This class will consist of cooking, learning, discussion, and a handout to take home with information on eating well as a vegan teen. 

    Important Registration Details: 

    Age LevelYouth Class, Ages 13-18.

    • To register your youth please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youths first and last name (if different than yours). If you would like to attend with your teenager, please indicate this by checking the "yes" box for bringing a guest. If you are attending with your teenager to learn together there will be no charge.
    • There will be a materials fee of $20 included in the class price for a book you will take home with you. 
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class and keep your hair up.


    Instructor Bios:

    Nancy Travis has studied and cooked whole food plant based for over 25 years. She co-owned a vegetarian fast food restaurant chain in the 90's and recently had a grab and go cafe on Bainbridge Island. Currently her business Sukhi Kitchen provides vegetarian and vegan personal chef services and kitchen coaching to Bainbridge Island families. Nancy has teaching plant based classes at BARN for the past 3 years.

    Aimee Hayes-Herb is a Nutritionist that loves educating as well as cooking and creating.  Her past culinary experience includes teaching assisting in the food science cooking classes at Bastyr University, teaching in the Whole Foods Roosevelt kitchen, and, assisting in PCC Markets cooking classes.  She’s also assisted a few cooking classes here at the BARN. Aimee has a true passion for healthy (vegetarian) food, locally grown, and filled with flavor and goodness!


    • Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020420JI
    • 7
    Register

    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.

    This class is open to both beginning carvers and those who already have some carving experience. Each time BARN schedules this class, the carving projects are new.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 12 and older. No prior experience is needed.
    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.
    • You will build your carving skills much faster if you practice between sessions.  If you want to work on your carvings during Open Studio times between classes, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the Woodworking calendar for dates. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.)

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    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. Carvings on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.

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



     
    • Saturday, February 08, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL020820WM
    • 0
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    The Lampworking Basics class is an introduction to working with the torches and tools available in the Glass Arts Studio. The instructor will demonstrate and then guide you through very basic torchworking skills.  

    You will have time to practice pulling stringer from rod, creating a bead, or just melting glass to create shapes. This class also covers personal safety while operating the torches as well as studio safety and operational policies of the Glass Arts Studio.

    Successful completion of this class will allow you to use the torches in the Studio during Monitored or Open Studio Access for your own projects.

    This is a one-day class. Any items left for annealing (heating the glass) can be picked up the next day. The class is 4 ½ hours long allowing time for a break. You are encouraged to bring a snack.

    The material fee (included in the price of class) covers the cost of glass rods and a fresh tank of liquid oxygen.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

    Instructor:  William Miller grew up in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with his B.F.A. in Craft and Material Studies and a minor in Art History.  He has studied at the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, and the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass.  The artist currently resides in Seattle where he works in the vibrant glassblowing community, is a talented cold worker, and continues to explore his artistic voice.



    Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy.  For safety reasons, cotton clothing is advised when working with torches, and long hair should be pulled back.  Thank you.


    • Sunday, February 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI020920MS
    • 3
    Register

    Picture courtesy of pexels.comNo need to make a trip to France to learn to make these tasty sweet treats.  Once you make these simple but finicky treats, you will never buy them again.  These traditional sandwich cookies date back to the 16th century and remain as popular as ever.

    In this class, we will learn a few pastry techniques, including: folding ingredients, piping perfect rounds and food coloring for the brightest treat. Participants will also make a chocolate ganache filling and will take home more than a dozen macarons.

    Please bring:

    • A container to bring your cookies home in.

    Details:

    • There is a $10 materials fee included in the price of class.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.


    Instructor Bio:

    Chef Marcela Sandoval is BARN’s Kitchen Studio Lead. She has been teaching and volunteer at BARN for more than three years. Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela spent 18 years accompanying her diplomatic husband around the world.  They have lived in China, Zambia, North Korea, Nepal and Tanzania.

    Growing up in South Texas to immigrant parents, 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 elementary students at the International School of Tanganyika.  Marcela’s life experiences are reflected in her cooking.




    Photo credit: Pexels.com

    • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: MD021320KM
    • 8
    Register

    How many times have asked yourself: “Where is that photo of..?” Is it on my iPhone, iPad, Mac, in the iCloud or everywhere (or nowhere!). Our photo tools are both seductively simple and also hampered by undue complexity / mystery.

    This class will give you a variety of methods to organize your photo library, making and finding images a snap! In addition, you will learn how to get the most from you smartphone camera and options for “publishing” a set of photos for sharing with your friends and family via a book, slideshow and video movie.

    Images you capture with your iPhone can migrate to your iCloud and Mac with the proper setup. A phone is NOT a great place for long term storage for your photos and the size of each image adds up to fill your available storage space. Backup is critical so that you will never lose your prized images.

    Winter is here. Armed with a new understanding of your photo library, you can make your photo collection a joy to share, instead of another challenge to deal with.


    Instructor Bio:

    Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.

    Adobe purchased Ken’s digital asset management company (Fotiva / PhotoTablet) back in 2001. While working at Adobe as a senior computer scientist, he help shepherd and promote the initial, internal Lightroom development efforts as an important alternative to Photoshop for Photographers (and mere mortals).

    Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.

    He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: krothmuller@gmail.com


    • Friday, February 14, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    High school students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights. The dates for 2019-2020 are: October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 13, April 17, and May 8. Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends.

    No pre-registration is required, although all students will need to sign in upon arrival and out upon departure.


    Questions: contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: JessH@bainbridgebarn.org

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  


    • Saturday, February 15, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI021520TW
    • 5
    Register

    Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom is fun and easy. The looms are small and portable and your weaving can be as simple or as complex as you like. This class is for those new to weaving or established weavers looking for a way to make quick projects.

    Class participants will learn how to direct warp the loom, how to do simple balanced weaving, how to identify and fix simple mistakes, and how to remove the finished project from the loom.

    Rigid Heddle Looms are perfect for weaving with hand-knitting yarns. Participants will choose from a variety of yarns provided by BARN that will be used to make a scarf that they will finish by the end of class and take home with them.


    Materials Fee: $15.  Yarn for this class project will be provided.

    Skill Level: Universal - Beginners to advanced weavers 

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator and a microwave for your use.

    Instructors:

    This class will be taught by a rotating team of Fiber Studio weavers and fiber artists, including Terry Winer, Dale Walker, Sybil Carrere, and Sandy Hall. 

    • Saturday, February 15, 2020
    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Studio, BARN, Class Code FI021520SH
    • 8
    Register

    Do you enjoy knitting?  This is your chance to make magic things happen with your knitting!

    Using knitting needles, yarn, and a salad spinner, students will construct and felt a wool rolled brim hat that is stylish, waterproof, pack-able, and warm.

    As illustrated in these photos, you will be able to turn a simple, but very large, knitted hat into a beautiful felted rolled brim hat.

    Students Should Bring: 

    • 16 inch Size 13 Circular Needle.
    • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and a microwave for your use. 
    • A sense of adventure.
    • A desire to have a great time with fellow participants.



    Details:

    • Class is open to anyone 14 years and older.
    • Skill Level:  Advanced BeginnerThe class will require participants to be able to knit, pearl, increase, and decrease to take the class.
    • Material Fees: $20 is included in the price of class.
    • Material fees will cover the cost of yarn and the pattern for the class. 

     

    Instructor BioSandy Hall has been knitting and spinning for over forty years. Her felted hats are featured at the Artful Ewe in Port Gamble. As an occupational therapist and special education teacher, she has taught a variety of classes with appreciation for diverse learning styles. People who have taken her knitting and spinning classes at BARN describe her as an excellent and knowledgeable teacher with a wonderful way of working with students.

    • Saturday, February 15, 2020
    • Sunday, February 16, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE021520KL
    • 0
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    This two session class will introduce you to the art of stone cutting. Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process. All base materials will be provided. Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional varieties of rough stones and are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.


    Instructor:  Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

    Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KIAW
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for our monthly (held every third Tuesday) Cookie Club Make and Take!  We'll have the ingredients set up in the kitchen and we'll all learn together.

    This year, we plan to work through the New York Times best cookie recipes. Our monthly Cookie Clubs are a time to gather community and learn a new recipe.

    Recipes we will learn:

    • Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies 
    • Double Chocolate Cookies 
    • Salty Sweet Peanutbutter Sandies 
    • Magic Cookie Bars 
    • Mexican Wedding Cookies  
    • Peanut Butter Blossoms 
    • Lemon Squares 
    • Classic Oatmeal Raisin 
    • Oreo Spider Cookies 
    • Chocolate Biscotti 
    • Molasses Gingerbread Cookies   
    • Healthy Breakfast Cookies 

    DETAILS:

    • Each registrant is encouraged to bring one adult or youth to work with you at your workstation. The adult or youth you bring is free and will be at the same workstation with you. When you register please scroll down the screen and enter Yes or No for bringing a friend or youth.
    • There will be a materials fee of $5.00 for ingredients included in the tuition price.
    • Participants, please bring a container for bringing your cookies home and an apron (apron is optional).
    • This is not a formal class. Participants are asked to stay and help with clean up, including dishes, counters, and floors.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.

    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO030120MJ
    • 6
    Register
    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 Guided 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.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 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.


    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE030120CE
    • 6
    Register

    In this two day class, students will learn about precious metal clay and use it to make beautiful lentil style beads.  In the 1st class, clay will be textured, embossed, or stamped, then cut, shaped, dried and assembled. Students can design for multiple pieces including earrings, pendants, charms, zipper pulls, etc. All pieces will be kiln fired between classes and ready for finishing in the 2nd class. Finishing will include polishing and basic wire wrapping techniques enabling students to wear their masterpieces home!

    Details:

    • This is a beginner all levels class.  
    • Previous PMC experience is helpful but not required.
    • $30 materials fee is included in the class tuition.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.


    Instructor: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Monday, March 02, 2020
    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE030220SJ
    • 4
    Register

    Middle Schoolers: join us for creative time after school this spring! In this five-week class, students will be introduced to jewelry studio tools and equipment the first three weeks, followed by two weeks of guided project time to practice and build on their newly-learned skills. Students with all levels of experience are welcome!

    Tools, equipment and content covered in this class will start with an introduction to basic use of jeweler tools of the trade, sawing, bench shear, step shear, guillotine, circle and shape cutters, dapping tools, stamping tools, rolling mill, flex shaft, introduction to metals, studio guidelines safety and policies.  

    Come see what you can create in the BARN Jewelry Studio!  


    Details:

    • To register your youth please enter in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youths first and last name (if different than yours). 
    • Please use parent/guardian email address when registering so that notifications will reach you.
    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. This class is for current 7th and 8th graders.    
    • Snacks will be provided at the beginning of each class. 
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • $20 materials fee is included in class tuition.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given
    • If you have any questions, email jessh@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor Bio: Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a background in ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. Her journey into metal arts and jewelry started in a beginner class gifted to her by her family. Completely hooked, she continued to take every class available to her while also assisting teachers, shadowing and learning from some of the PNW’s best. 

    When she’s not in her studio making her own art or spending time with her family, she enjoys teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts, introducing them to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    Sarah's current work can be viewed on Instagram @sarahjonesjewelry


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO030320JI
    • 8
    Register

    Wooden spoons can be completely utilitarian — or real works of art. In this class, you will learn to make the more challenging, artful kind. You'll be well prepared if you later want to make purely utilitarian spoons on your own.

    Spoon carving involves grain changes, curves and hollowing — all techniques that are useful in many kinds of carving projects. The instructor will explain a variety of tools you might want to use and how to use them safely. You will also learn how to hold or secure the wood safely and the steps involved in carving spoons efficiently. You will work from prepared basswood blanks.

    Details:

    • Open to anyone 12 and older.
    • Beginners are welcome, although the projects are also suitable for more experienced carvers.
    • You will develop your carving skills faster if you practice between sessions. To work on your carvings during Open Studio times, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the Woodworking calendar for dates. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.)
    • Wear close-toe shoes. Tie back long hair.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    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. Carvings on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.

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



     
     
    • Friday, March 13, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    High school students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights. The dates for 2019-2020 are: October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 13, April 17, and May 8. Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends.

    No pre-registration is required, although all students will need to sign in upon arrival and out upon departure.


    Questions: contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: JessH@bainbridgebarn.org

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  


    • Monday, March 23, 2020
    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO+GL032320CD+NA+DK
    • 5
    Register

    Make an elegant address sign for your home as you learn basic skills in working with glass and wood.

    The first day, you will make the tiles in the Glass Arts Studio. You will learn safety procedures for working with glass, how to arrange colored pieces of glass scrap on a base of glass, and to anticipate how it will all melt together to form a tile. If you don't want to cut and nip glass, it would probably be possible to create the tiles using existing shapes of the colored glass.

    The tiles will be fired between the class sessions so that on the following Monday, you can fame the tiles, giving you experience with hand saws, drills and finishing techniques. You will affix your tiles to marine plywood, using adhesive, then cut grooved cedar strips for a frame and attach it to the backing. You will sand the wood, apply clear finish to the cedar, and add a chain to the back so the sign is ready to hang — or wrap up as a gift — when you get home.

    Details:

    • To register your youth please enter in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). 
    • Please use parent/guardian email address when registering so that notifications will reach you.
    • This is a beginning level class. No experience in working with glass or wood is necessary. This class is for current 7th and 8th graders.  
    • Snacks will be provided at the beginning of each class. 
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and would notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund would be given.
    • If you have any questions, email jessh@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Wear closed-toe shoes and tie back long hair.
    Instructors: Nancy Adams and Constance Ducar will teach the session in the Glass Arts Studio. Denise Kircher will teach the woodworking session.
    • Saturday, March 28, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD032820KM
    • 10
    Register

    Photo courtesy of pexels.comJoin like-minded photo enthusiasts for a morning of shooting and sharing. We will meet at 7:15 AM for coffee at Blackbird Bakery and then set off photographing in the Eagle Harbor Area for 1.5 to 2 hours. During the coffee chat, the instructor will provide a shot list to kick-start and provide ideas for the shooting process.

    We will return to BARN at about 9:30 AM to edit our shots down to 3-5 which we will share and discuss. Suggestions for improvements, image edits and next steps will be offered by the instructor. Don’t be shy. This will be a friendly and positive experience whether you are a beginner or a more experienced amateur shooting with your mirrorless / DSLR.

    There will be a few iMacs available for image importing, reviewing and selecting. If you have a laptop, please bring it so that we can efficiently sort our images and make them ready for viewing.

    If the weather is truly inhospitable, we will reschedule for a future date and you will get a “raincheck”.

    Schedule:

    7:15 - 7:30 Coffee and Chat at Blackbird Bakery

    7:30 - 9:30 Shoot Pics

    7:55, 8:55 Ferries Arrive - Depart

    9:30 - 10:30 Edit shots down to favorites (@ BARN)

    10:30 -12 Review and Discuss Shots


    This class is also being offered Saturday, May 23rd.


    Instructor Bio:

    Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay MaiselJoel MeyerowitzEddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.

    Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.

    He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: krothmuller@gmail.com


    Photo Credit: Pexels.com

    • Sunday, March 29, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE Bainbridge Island, WA

    Be a Maker for a Day!

    Enjoy an afternoon of creative hands-on activities in BARN's 10 artisan studios.  It's free, and open to all ages.

    For more information contact: info@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Sunday, April 05, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO040520MJ
    • 6
    Register
    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 Guided 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.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 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.


    • Friday, April 17, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    High school students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights. The dates for 2019-2020 are: October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 13, April 17, and May 8. Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends.

    No pre-registration is required, although all students will need to sign in upon arrival and out upon departure.


    Questions: contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: JessH@bainbridgebarn.org

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  


    • Sunday, May 03, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO050320MJ
    • 6
    Register
    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 Guided 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.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 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.


    • Thursday, May 07, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: MD050720KM
    • 10
    Register

    How many times have asked yourself: “Where is that photo of..?” Is it on my iPhone, iPad, Mac, in the iCloud or everywhere (or nowhere!). Our photo tools are both seductively simple and also hampered by undue complexity / mystery.

    This class will give you a variety of methods to organize your photo library, making and finding images a snap! In addition, you will learn how to get the most from you smartphone camera and options for “publishing” a set of photos for sharing with your friends and family via a book, slideshow and video movie.

    Images you capture with your iPhone can migrate to your iCloud and Mac with the proper setup. A phone is NOT a great place for long term storage for your photos and the size of each image adds up to fill your available storage space. Backup is critical so that you will never lose your prized images.

    Winter is here. Armed with a new understanding of your photo library, you can make your photo collection a joy to share, instead of another challenge to deal with.


    Instructor Bio:

    Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.

    Adobe purchased Ken’s digital asset management company (Fotiva / PhotoTablet) back in 2001. While working at Adobe as a senior computer scientist, he help shepherd and promote the initial, internal Lightroom development efforts as an important alternative to Photoshop for Photographers (and mere mortals).

    Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.

    He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: krothmuller@gmail.com


    • Friday, May 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    High school students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights. The dates for 2019-2020 are: October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 13, April 17, and May 8. Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends.

    No pre-registration is required, although all students will need to sign in upon arrival and out upon departure.


    Questions: contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: JessH@bainbridgebarn.org

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  


    • Saturday, May 23, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD052320KM
    • 10
    Register

    Photo Credit Pexels.comJoin like-minded photo enthusiasts for a morning of shooting and sharing. We will meet at 7:15 AM for coffee at Blackbird Bakery and then set off photographing in the Eagle Harbor Area for 1.5 to 2 hours. During the coffee chat, the instructor will provide a shot list to kick-start and provide ideas for the shooting process.

    We will return to BARN at about 9:30 AM to edit our shots down to 3-5 which we will share and discuss. Suggestions for improvements, image edits and next steps will be offered by the instructor. Don’t be shy. This will be a friendly and positive experience whether you are a beginner or a more experienced amateur shooting with your mirrorless / DSLR.

    There will be a few iMacs available for image importing, reviewing and selecting. If you have a laptop, please bring it so that we can efficiently sort our images and make them ready for viewing.

    If the weather is truly inhospitable, we will reschedule for a future date and you will get a “raincheck”.

    Schedule:

    7:15 - 7:30 Coffee and Chat at Blackbird Bakery

    7:30 - 9:30 Shoot Pics

    7:55, 8:55 Ferries Arrive - Depart

    9:30 - 10:30 Edit shots down to favorites (@ BARN)

    10:30 -12 Review and Discuss Shots


    Instructor Bio:

    Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay MaiselJoel MeyerowitzEddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.

    Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.

    He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: krothmuller@gmail.com


    Photo Credit: Pexels.com

    • Sunday, June 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO060720MJ
    • 6
    Register
    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 Guided 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.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 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.


    • Sunday, June 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE060720CF
    • 5
    Register

    Build a bomb-proof box clasp and improve fabrication skills while learning techniques that will move your construction and precision skills up a level. 

    These aren’t just any ol’ box clasps. These are solid, adaptable to many shapes, and require no back-up clasp. This box clasp will not accidentally release. The clasp can be put into hollow forms to add a whole new dimension to your work. The new skills will push your metal-smithing to a whole new height. There is emphasis on precision measuring, cutting, filing and soldering. 

    Details:

    • This is an intermediate level class. 
    • Prerequisite:  Must be proficient in soldering and have basic jewelry fabrication skills.
    • $30 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and a microwave, located on the lower level.


    Instructor: Carla Fox brings the ideal balance of fine craftsmanship and wild imagination to her work. She has been a professional metalsmith/jeweler for over 20 years and her work has been featured and won awards in top juried art shows across the country. Carla loves to teach her craft, because she is the consummate student herself. Curious from childhood about tools and techniques and with an acute attention to detail, and a bit of engineering, she inspires that same joy and exploration in her students. Her skill in fabrication techniques include: fabrication, soldering tricks, design, hollow-forms, etching. The use of varied materials and techniques can be seen in her work at: www.carlamfox.com

    For the past 13 years she has been director of Art in the High Desert Art Show in Bend, Oregon- www.artinthehighdesert.com.  AHD has been rated in the top 20 shows for sales for the last five years.Before that she was the director of a Portland, Oregon art guild’s show and sale-for 3 years, and helped produce an all-metals show with the Portland metals guild. Between doing shows and running a top-rated show, she knows this business from both sides of the booth.

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Sunday, June 28, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI062820KS
    • 8
    Register

    Paper birch or white birch has a long history of use as a strong and useful material to create many types of containers. Join us to learn more about this amazing material and the secrets of using it.

    While using traditional stitching techniques students will create this beautiful and functional knife sheath to carry a classic Swedish carving knife. An optional neck or belt lanyard can be added as a useful carry strap. 

    Students should bring: 

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator and microwave located on the lower level.

    Details:

    • Please note for this class, cancellation requests received 14 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
    • There is a materials fee of $75 included in the price of class. Materials provided include Birch bark, cane lashing, Swedish carving knife, and braided leather lanyard.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • Skill Level:  Universal.  All skill levels welcome.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.


    Instructor Bio:
    Karen Sherwood began her basket weaving journey creating vessels useful for wilderness survival and woven with materials gathered from nature. Over the last 25 years, her understanding of weaving and the preparation of traditional materials has become much more refined while her interest in creating “working” baskets remains strong.

    Karen carries a passion for exploring historic basketry techniques and styles and brings this to her work by harvesting and preparing her own basketry materials. She shares her connections to the plants and their remarkable uses when teaching each project. With these connections, each project becomes a unique blend of past and present. “It is with this vision we hope to honor the plants and the traditions they have grown from to give insight to, not only the past but how it can illuminate our future”. Karen teaches ethnobotany programs with the Washington State Department of Ecology.

    She leads basketry classes throughout the county and as well as other earth- centered programs through Earthwalk Northwest, a wilderness school she and her husband founded in 1996. More info at: www.earthwalknorthwest.com.

    • Sunday, July 05, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO070520MJ
    • 6
    Register
    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 Guided 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.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 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.


    • Sunday, August 02, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO080220MJ
    • 6
    Register
    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 Guided 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.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 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.


    • Sunday, September 06, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO090620MJ
    • 6
    Register
    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 Guided 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.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 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.


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