Programs for Youth

The classes and events listed below are appropriate 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.

    • Monday, July 09, 2018
    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO070918JD
    • 2

    Registration is now closed for this class.


    For anyone ages 12-15

    This BARN boatbuilding class is offered in an exciting collaboration with Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation so that you can build your own boat -- and then learn to sail it too. In the BARN class, you will be learning how to build the Puddle Duck Racer. (PDRacer) a racing sailboat that is the easiest boat in the world to build. The simple hull can be made from 3 sheets of plywood, some glue, and fasteners. You will be able to build this complete sailboat in 2 weeks.

    Then join your classmates on the water and learn to sail your PDRacer through the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District's program.

    Beginners are completely welcome as this is an introductory sailing course, no sailing experience is necessary. Participants will learn how to rig, launch, sail, and dock their Puddle Ducks while exploring our local Bainbridge waters.  To register to sail your PDRacer, click here. or call BI Parks & Rec office at (206) 842-2306 x1 and reference activity #430710-01.

    There will be an added Materials fee of $400 to the price of the class when you register. 

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor:

    Jim Dagata, an outdoor enthusiast, was raised near the water, and he has spent most of his life around water. College life ended with a degree in Marine Science Biology before moving West to work. He spent ten seasons teaching outdoor experiential education for Pacific Crest Outward Bound School out of Central Oregon, educating students ages 13- 60 on rivers and in the mountains. Jim has built hollow wood surfboards, cajón drums, and a number of other wood projects. After being out of experiential education for some time, life changes have brought him back to teaching, this time in the woodshop and back on the water mentoring mostly youth. You may see Jim around Bainbridge this Summer on the water, sailing or paddling some type of craft or with his Border Collie, Hobie, riding in the sidecar of his motorcycle.



    • Monday, July 16, 2018
    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI0718MS-2
    • 1
    Register


    For youth ages 12-15


    Summer on Bainbridge Island provides many unique culinary opportunities. Access to local and fresh agriculture and the Sound is a bountiful feast to be had - if you know where to look. This 5 session camp will introduce students to local farms through their summer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes easily available on Bainbridge this time of year. We may also explore locally available seafood. More importantly, students will come away having learned how to prepare and enjoy the local harvest.

    There is an additional Materials Fee of $50 that will be added to the price of class when you register. 

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor:
    Marcela Sandoval is a classically trained Chef and has years of cooking abroad and instructing kids of all ages.


    • Monday, July 16, 2018
    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Electronic Arts Studio, Class Code: EL0718RG
    • 9
    Register

    For youth ages 9 - 12

    In this 5 session, 2 hours a day class, youth explore the world of engineering using the MaKey MaKey invention kit. MaKey MaKey is an innovative circuit board kit that enables kids to create inventions by wiring up everyday objects to a computer. Check out this video to see the MaKey MaKey in action: 


    MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone from jay silver on Vimeo.

    Kids will use the MaKey MaKey to create guided projects including banana pianos, play-dough bongos, and pipe cleaner game controllers. They will also work in teams to design and build their own inventions, which we will demo to parents on the last night of class.

    The goal of this camp is to foster the "maker mindset," encouraging kids to bring their ideas to life and embrace the creative process of designing, collaborating, building, making mistakes, and trying again!

    For more information about MaKey MaKey (including a gallery of student inventions) please see their website: https://makeymakey.com

    Important Notes:

    Please complete this permission slip and bring it to the first day of class.

    Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.

    If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org


    Instructor Bio:

    Rebecca Graham has been teaching coding and electronics classes to kids and adults for 4 years. She studied Computer Science at the University of Mary Washington and works as a senior software engineer in the areas of machine learning and natural language processing. She loves cats, glitter, putting LEDs on things, and helping people get excited about creating with technology.


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    • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN, Kitchen Arts Studio, KI0718TR
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For ages 14 - 18

    In this 4 session (3 hours a day) class, study the art of chocolate at BARN with Chef Tamas of the acclaimed L'Atelier on Bainbridge. First, you will learn the history of chocolate and basic chocolate techniques. Through conversation and practice, you will understand the importance of ingredients. During the first two days, you will make dark chocolate and milk chocolate truffles. In the second week, you will craft chocolate mousse cake in the BARN commercial kitchen.

    There will be an additional $40 Materials Fee added to the price of class when you register.

    Please complete this permission slip and bring it to the first day of class.

    Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.

    If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org.


    Instructor:

    Tamas Ronyai has worked as a chef around the world and competed on the international culinary stage. His passion has always been chocolate and pastry. Tamas has trained with some of the world's best chocolatiers and pastry chefs in France, Belgium, Montreal, and Chicago. His "Atelier" is a dream come true.

    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code ME072318EM
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For youth ages 14 -18

    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.

    At the end of the class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead, identify the characteristics of a good bead, and problem solve for the causes of incorrect beads. Students may progress to simple welded pieces and may compete a simple project like a pair of bookends.

    Class size is 3 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring from a professional welder. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder. 

    The three hour class costs $64 for members and $77 for non-members.  There is an additional $15 materials fee for steel, gas, and filler wire that will be added to the cost of the class when you register.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, long hair tied back. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.
    • This 1-day, three hour, class is also offered on July 24, 25, 26, and 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland, California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future. 


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME0718SS-1
    • 1
    Register

    For youth ages 14 - 18
    In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a cool and functional spinning top to take home.


    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $10 materials fee for brass and steel. This will then be added to the base price of the class and totaled to give the amount due. 

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry.  
    • This 1-day (3 hour) class is also offered on July 24, 25, 26, and 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    This class will be taught by a variety of experienced instructors from BARN's Metal Arts Studio.


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • Friday, July 27, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI0718MS-3
    • 2
    Register

    For youth ages 12 to 15

    Come explore a culinary journey around the world in 5 days! Possible stops include Mexican, Thai, Italian and Tunisian cuisines. You will build new skills and learn new ingredients and techniques. Every day you will cook delicious recipes for lunch and you will also learn how to maintain a community kitchen.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor: 

    Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela Sandoval spent the last 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. 


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE072318HS
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For ages 14 - 18
    Cut shapes out of flat sheet steel.  Make an idea into hard reality. 

    Participants will use a plasma cutter to create a design in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds). Each student will have a 2 foot square sheet of steel (and a practice piece).  Bring a design. Detail should be at a level you can draw with a sharpie or soapstone and trace with a somewhat awkward implement while wearing gloves. 

    Plasma cutting uses a highly focused electric arc and compressed air to cut steel.  Wiki (paraphrased) describes the process thusly:  Plasma cutting involves creating an electrical channel of super-heated, electrically ionized gas i.e. plasma, through the work piece forming a completed electric circuit. Compressed gas is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed.  The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. The compressed gas blows the hot molten metal away, thereby cutting through the work piece. 

    The three hour class costs $47 for members and $56 for non-members. 
    There is a $25 materials fee for steel and consumables that will be added to the cost of class when you register.

    Small class size (3) creates a learning atmosphere with direct mentoring.  Work space is limited on the plasma table. Students will take turns using the plasma cutters.

    The class begins with a safety briefing.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, long hair tied back. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.  
    • This 1-day, three hour, class is also offered on July 24, 25, 26, and 27. It is not sequential.


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Studio, Class Code: ME0718PM-1
    • 3
    Register

    For ages 14 - 18

    Come spend an afternoon in the machine shop learning the nuts and bolts of metal machining. Machining involves lathes, drill presses, and milling machines with the use of various cutting tools. You will be making a nut and bolt to take home.




    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $5 materials fee. 


    • Important Notes:
    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry.  
    • This 1-day, 3 hour class is also offered on July 24, 25, 26, and 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    This class will be taught by a variety of experienced instructors from BARN's Metal Arts Studio.


    • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code WE072418EM
    • 1
    Register

    For anyone ages 14 -18

    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.

    At the end of the class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead, identify the characteristics of a good bead, and problem solve for the causes of incorrect beads. Students may progress to simple welded pieces and may compete a simple project like a pair of bookends.

    Class size is 3 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring from a professional welder. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder. 

    The three hour class costs $64 for members and $77 for non-members.  There is an additional $15 materials fee for steel, gas, and filler wire that will be added to the cost of the class when you register.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, long hair tied back. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.
    • This 1-day, three hour, class is also offered on July 25, 26, and 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland, California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future. 


    • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME0718SS-2
    • 3
    Register

    For youth ages 14 - 18

    In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a cool and functional spinning top to take home.


    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $10 materials fee for brass and steel. This will then be added to the base price of the class and totaled to give the amount due. 

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry.  
    • This 1-day (3 hour) class is also offered on July 25, 26, and 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    This class will be taught by a variety of experienced instructors from BARN's Metal Arts Studio.


    • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: ME0718HS-2
    • 3
    Register

    For ages 14 - 18
    Cut shapes out of flat sheet steel.  Make an idea into hard reality. 

    Participants will use a plasma cutter to create a design in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds). Each student will have a 2 foot square sheet of steel (and a practice piece).  Bring a design. Detail should be at a level you can draw with a sharpie or soapstone and trace with a somewhat awkward implement while wearing gloves. 

    Plasma cutting uses a highly focused electric arc and compressed air to cut steel.  Wiki (paraphrased) describes the process thusly:  Plasma cutting involves creating an electrical channel of super-heated, electrically ionized gas i.e. plasma, through the work piece forming a completed electric circuit. Compressed gas is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed.  The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. The compressed gas blows the hot molten metal away, thereby cutting through the work piece. 

    The three hour class costs $47 for members and $56 for non-members. 
    There is a $25 materials fee for steel and consumables that will be added to the cost of class when you register.

    Small class size (3) creates a learning atmosphere with direct mentoring.  Work space is limited on the plasma table. Students will take turns using the plasma cutters.

    The class begins with a safety briefing.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, long hair tied back. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.  
    • This 1-day, three hour, class is also offered on July 25, 26, and 27. It is not sequential.


    • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Studio, Class Code: ME0718PM-2
    • 3
    Register

    For youth ages 14 - 18

    Come spend an afternoon in the machine shop learning the nuts and bolts of metal machining. Machining involves lathes, drill presses, and milling machines with the use of various cutting tools. You will be making a nut and bolt to take home.




    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $5 materials fee. 


    • Important Notes:
    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry.  
    • This 1-day, 3 hour class is also offered on July 25, 26, and 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    This class will be taught by a variety of experienced instructors from BARN's Metal Arts Studio.


    • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME0718SS-3
    • 3
    Register

    For youth ages 14 - 18
    In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a cool and functional spinning top to take home.


    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $10 materials fee for brass and steel. This will then be added to the base price of the class and totaled to give the amount due. 

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry.  
    • This 1-day (3 hour) class is also offered on July 26, and 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    This class will be taught by a variety of experienced instructors from BARN's Metal Arts Studio.


    • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: ME072518HS
    • 1
    Register

    For youth ages 14 - 18

    Cut shapes out of flat sheet steel.  Make an idea into hard reality. 

    Participants will use a plasma cutter to create a design in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds). Each student will have a 2 foot square sheet of steel (and a practice piece).  Bring a design. Detail should be at a level you can draw with a sharpie or soapstone and trace with a somewhat awkward implement while wearing gloves. 

    Plasma cutting uses a highly focused electric arc and compressed air to cut steel.  Wiki (paraphrased) describes the process thusly:  Plasma cutting involves creating an electrical channel of super-heated, electrically ionized gas i.e. plasma, through the work piece forming a completed electric circuit. Compressed gas is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed.  The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. The compressed gas blows the hot molten metal away, thereby cutting through the work piece. 

    The three hour class costs $47 for members and $56 for non-members. 
    There is a $25 materials fee for steel and consumables that will be added to the cost of class when you register.

    Small class size (3) creates a learning atmosphere with direct mentoring.  Work space is limited on the plasma table. Students will take turns using the plasma cutters.

    The class begins with a safety briefing.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, long hair tied back. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.  
    • This 1-day, three hour, class is also offered on July 26, and 27. It is not sequential.


    • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Studio, Class Code: ME0718PM-3
    • 3
    Register

    For youth ages 14 - 18

    Come spend an afternoon in the machine shop learning the nuts and bolts of metal machining. Machining involves lathes, drill presses, and milling machines with the use of various cutting tools. You will be making a nut and bolt to take home.




    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $5 materials fee. 


    • Important Notes:
    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry.  
    • This 1-day, 3 hour class is also offered on July 26, and 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    This class will be taught by a variety of experienced instructors from BARN's Metal Arts Studio.


    • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN,Machine Shop, Class Code: MS072618+
    • 3
    Register

    For youth ages 14 - 18

    In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a cool and functional spinning top to take home.


    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $10 materials fee for brass and steel. This will then be added to the base price of the class and totaled to give the amount due. 

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry.  
    • This 1-day (3 hour) class is also offered on July 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    This class will be taught by a variety of experienced instructors from BARN's Metal Arts Studio.


    • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: ME072618HS
    • 3
    Register

    For youth ages 14 - 18

    Cut shapes out of flat sheet steel.  Make an idea into hard reality. 

    Participants will use a plasma cutter to create a design in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds). Each student will have a 2 foot square sheet of steel (and a practice piece).  Bring a design. Detail should be at a level you can draw with a sharpie or soapstone and trace with a somewhat awkward implement while wearing gloves. 

    Plasma cutting uses a highly focused electric arc and compressed air to cut steel.  Wiki (paraphrased) describes the process thusly:  Plasma cutting involves creating an electrical channel of super-heated, electrically ionized gas i.e. plasma, through the work piece forming a completed electric circuit. Compressed gas is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed.  The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. The compressed gas blows the hot molten metal away, thereby cutting through the work piece. 

    The three hour class costs $47 for members and $56 for non-members. 
    There is a $25 materials fee for steel and consumables that will be added to the cost of class when you register.

    Small class size (3) creates a learning atmosphere with direct mentoring.  Work space is limited on the plasma table. Students will take turns using the plasma cutters.

    The class begins with a safety briefing.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, long hair tied back. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.  
    • This 1-day, three hour, class is also offered again on July 27. It is not sequential.


    • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Studio, Class Code: ME0718PM-4
    • 1
    Register

    For youth ages 14 - 18

    Come spend an afternoon in the machine shop learning the nuts and bolts of metal machining. Machining involves lathes, drill presses, and milling machines with the use of various cutting tools. You will be making a nut and bolt to take home.




    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $5 materials fee. 


    • Important Notes:
    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry.  
    • This 1-day class is also offered on July 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    This class will be taught by a variety of experienced instructors from BARN's Metal Arts Studio.


    • Friday, July 27, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code ME072718EM
    • 3

    This class has been canceled. Contact julie@bainbridgebarn.org with any questions. For youth ages 14 -18

    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.

    At the end of the class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead, identify the characteristics of a good bead, and problem solve for the causes of incorrect beads. Students may progress to simple welded pieces and may compete a simple project like a pair of bookends.

    Class size is 3 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring from a professional welder. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder. 

    The three hour class costs $64 for members and $77 for non-members.  There is an additional $15 materials fee for steel, gas, and filler wire that will be added to the cost of the class when you register.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, long hair tied back. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.
    • This is a 1-day, three hour, class.

    Instructor: 

    Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland, California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future. 


    • Friday, July 27, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME0718SS-5
    • 0
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    For youth ages 14 - 18

    In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a cool and functional spinning top to take home.


    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $10 materials fee for brass and steel. This will then be added to the base price of the class and totaled to give the amount due. 

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry.  
    • This is a 1-day (3 hour) class.

    Instructor: 

    This class will be taught by a variety of experienced instructors from BARN's Metal Arts Studio.


    • Friday, July 27, 2018
    • Friday, August 10, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Arts Studio, Class Code: GL072718JC
    • 8
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    In this 'All Levels'  three day workshop students can expect to work with pre-made silicone molds to create wax models that they will turn into 3 cast glass replicas for pendants and/or Bolo ties using the lost wax process. During the first meeting we will discuss silicone replica molds, how they are made and use pre-made molds to pour highly detailed waxmodels.Collaging and combining waxes will help us to create interesting compositions. During our second meeting we will mix and pour a plaster investment material over our compositions. Next the wax is removed and the mold is filled with glass and loaded into a kiln. On our final meeting, we will divest/remove the mold from the glass. The glass is then cleaned and mounted to pendant or bolo hardware.

    Details:
    There will be a $25 materials fee added when you register.

    Skill Level: All Levels

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    Be sure to wear close-toed shoes & ankle long pants in the studio. Please tie back long hair.


    Instructor:  Jason Chakravarty

    Jason began incorporating glass through the use of neon into his sculpture in 1998 while attending Arizona State University. He was employed for four years at a commercial neon sign shop where he learned technical fundamentals of the neon process.

    In 2002 he began illuminating hot shop forms and kiln casting glass while attending graduate school at California State University Fullerton. He has taken workshops nationwide including at Pilchuck, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Penland School of Crafts, and University of California San Diego. He has taught neon and kiln casting workshops worldwide including Arizona State University, Corning Museum of Glass, Goggleworks, Arrowmont School of Crafts, The Glass Furnace, Urban Glass, Cleveland Institute of Art, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Appalachian Center For Crafts, Bezalel Academy of Art, and Penland School of Crafts.

    His work has been shown in over 100 exhibitions. Currently his work is represented at Adam Blaue, Corning, Duncan McClellan Gallery, Habatat Galleries, Hive Contemporary, Kuivato Gallery, Penland Gallery, Piece and Vetri Gallery. He is a full-time artist and splits his studio time between Arizona and Washington.

    • Friday, July 27, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: ME072718HS
    • 3
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    For youth ages 14 - 18

    Cut shapes out of flat sheet steel.  Make an idea into hard reality. 

    Participants will use a plasma cutter to create a design in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds). Each student will have a 2 foot square sheet of steel (and a practice piece).  Bring a design. Detail should be at a level you can draw with a sharpie or soapstone and trace with a somewhat awkward implement while wearing gloves. 

    Plasma cutting uses a highly focused electric arc and compressed air to cut steel.  Wiki (paraphrased) describes the process thusly:  Plasma cutting involves creating an electrical channel of super-heated, electrically ionized gas i.e. plasma, through the work piece forming a completed electric circuit. Compressed gas is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed.  The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. The compressed gas blows the hot molten metal away, thereby cutting through the work piece. 

    The three hour class costs $47 for members and $56 for non-members. 
    There is a $25 materials fee for steel and consumables that will be added to the cost of class when you register.

    Small class size (3) creates a learning atmosphere with direct mentoring.  Work space is limited on the plasma table. Students will take turns using the plasma cutters.

    The class begins with a safety briefing.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, long hair tied back. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.  
    • This is a 1-day, three hour, class.


    • Friday, July 27, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Studio, Class Code: ME0718PM-5
    • 1
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    For youth ages 14 - 18

    Come spend an afternoon in the machine shop learning the nuts and bolts of metal machining. Machining involves lathes, drill presses, and milling machines with the use of various cutting tools. You will be making a nut and bolt to take home.




    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $5 materials fee. 


    • Important Notes:
    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry.  
    • This is a 1-day, 3 hour class.

    Instructor: 

    This class will be taught by a variety of experienced instructors from BARN's Metal Arts Studio.


    • Saturday, July 28, 2018
    • Monday, July 30, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL072818DB+
    • 5
    Register
    BARN's three-session A-Z of Fused Glass for all levels, is a must for glass artists who want to work independently in the BARN Glass Studio. In each session, students will be be introduced to fused glass basics, studio safety, vocabulary, products, compatibility, glass cutting, tools, equipment, slumping molds, how to use the BARN studio, and kiln use and care.


    At the completion of the class, participants will leave with glass 'samplers' and two completed fused glass projects.

    NOTE:  In order to use Open Studio Access or Monitored Open Studio for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting, grinder use, mold prep, and kiln use.  This mandatory course will address those competencies. Due to the idiosyncrasies of the glass studio and our teaching methods & logistics this class is for seasoned artists as well.

    There is an additional materials fee of $85 that will be added to the cost of class when you register.

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


    Instructors: Diane Bonciolini, Constance Ducar, Kendra Harrington

    Diane Bonciolini:  The "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio, Diane's love of glass is her passion.   As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. She describes glass, her medium of choice, as having a life of its own.  This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations:  stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete.

    Constance Ducar is relatively new to fusing glass and is a member of the Glass Art Studio Steering Committee.  She is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass.  She is also active in the Fiber Arts Studio.  

    Kendra Harrington's initial exposure to fused glass was through a BARN A-Z class.  She has been working in fused glass for a few years and enjoys using many different techniques including use of foliage inclusions and free-building in the kiln.  She is also active in the Fiber Arts Studio.

    For more information: glass.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Monday, July 30, 2018
    • Friday, August 03, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI0718MS-4
    • 1
    Register

    For youth ages  8 to 11

    Come explore a culinary journey around the world in 5 days! Possible stops include Mexican, Thai, Italian and Tunisian cuisines. You will build new skills and learn new ingredients and techniques. Every day you will cook delicious recipes for lunch and you will also learn how to maintain a community kitchen.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor: 

    Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela Sandoval spent the last 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. 


    • Monday, July 30, 2018
    • Friday, August 10, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • BARN Electronic Arts Studio, Class Code: EL0818RG
    • 12
    Register

    For youth ages 9 - 12
    (This is a 10 session class).

    If you’re interested in interactive toys, smart accessories, or light-up fashions, this class is for you! We will work together to create a set of LilyPad Arduino projects that bring together craft, electronics, and programming. We will craft a series of quirky customizable projects including a sparkling bracelet, a glow-in-the-dark bookmark, a fabric piano, and a monster that sings when you hold its hands. Play with cutting-edge technologies and learn sewing, programming, and circuit design along the way. This camp is a great way to introduce girls to engineering. More details available on the Sew Electric website: http://sewelectric.org

    Materials Fee: 

    $160 includes all electrical components and your very own copy of the book "Sew Electric," which contains detailed tutorials for all of the projects we will make. The book and all materials used are yours to take home and keep after the class.

    Important Notes:

    • Please complete and bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    Instructor Bio:

    Rebecca Graham has been teaching coding and electronics classes to kids and adults for 4 years. She studied Computer Science at the University of Mary Washington and works as a senior software engineer in the areas of machine learning and natural language processing. She loves cats, glitter, putting LEDs on things, and helping people get excited about creating with technology.


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    • Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    • Thursday, August 02, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE073018JM+
    • 3
    Register

    During this 2 session class, you will learn many jewelry techniques: stamping and wire working, soldering a band ring, and setting a cabochon stone. You will make sterling silver rings of many types. All skills levels welcome.

    If you would like to take a Lost Wax class prior to this ring class, you can register here for the 2 day workshop.

    There will be a Materials Fee of $25 added
     to the price of class when you register for this four day class. 

    Instructors include:

    Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

    Jennifer Stenhouse is a jewelry maker and sculptor living and working in Seattle. She has been teaching Metalsmithing and casting since 1992. She developed the Metalsmithing program at Savannah College of Art and Design, taught at the Vermont Art Exchange, and currently teaches in the Seattle area.


    • Monday, August 06, 2018
    • Friday, August 10, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN, Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO0818WC-1
    • 3
    Register
    For youth ages 13 - 18

    Students will build a classic Adirondack Chair from local cedar wood. You will learn to use band saws, miter (chop) saws, routers, sanders, and drills. Proper tool usage and safety will be practiced and reviewed.  You will start out with a stack of cedar boards and take home your own Adirondack Chair at the end of the week.    

    Materials Fee of $100 will be added at the time of registration.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Please dress appropriately for working in the Woodshop: close-toed shoes, long pants, hair tied back.

    Instructor Wayne Chang: 

    Wayne enjoys the challenge and problem solving that goes along with woodworking. In the past, most of his woodworking involved rebuilding his 100-year-old house. Now it revolves around anything that his daughter is asking him to build.

    • Saturday, August 11, 2018
    • Sunday, August 12, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio, Class Code: JE081118JM
    • 4
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    This is a beginning level class where students will learn how to form, cut, file, and solder sterling silver wire in order to make a chain necklace. Various patterns of sterling silver rings are available students to choose from. 

    For ages 14 years and up.

    Materials fee of $20 will be added to class fee upon registration.

    Bring a bag lunch if you would like. BARN has a refrigerator you can store your lunch in.

    Instructor: Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. She is the Jewelry Department studio lead and her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle.


    • Monday, August 13, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO081318MJL
    • 10

    This class has been canceled.

    For youth ages 14 - 18
    (Four session class: Monday through Thursday)

    This workshop is both an introduction to artists’ books that address issues of social change and personal narrative, and also an opportunity to make an artist book that safely expresses those ideas, beliefs, and feelings. This class is specifically designed for you, the teen who is looking for a way to safely express issues relevant to your world.

    From school shootings to college application pressure to social encounters, teens often hold very impassioned viewpoints about contemporary issues that can be distilled into meaningful artist books. Starting with simple writing exercises, we’ll explore the issues and experiences that are meaningful to you, and then we’ll work individually to create a book that expresses those concerns, emotions, and experiences. You’ll work on a simple binding structure while learning about how words and images can work together to tell a story.  A variety of mark-making tools will be supplied for creating images and text.  

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@BainbridgeBARN.org


    Instructor: MJ Linford is a Book Artist with over 40 years of experience working with books and students. Her work can be seen in the book arts room at BIMA, as well as online on YouTube


    • Monday, August 13, 2018
    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN, Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO0818JH-1
    • 1
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    For youth ages 13 - 18

    Students will build a classic Adirondack Chair from local cedar wood. You will learn to use band saws, miter (chop) saws, routers, sanders, and drills. Proper tool usage and safety will be practiced and reviewed.  You will start out with a stack of cedar boards and take home your own Adirondack Chair at the end of the week.    

    Materials Fee of $100 will be added at the time of registration.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@BainbridgeBARN.org
    • Please dress appropriately for working in the Woodshop: close-toed shoes, long pants, hair tied back.

    Instructor Josh Haza
    Josh has been building furniture for his home and doing home renovations for a few decades now.  He also likes to build physics equipment for his high school physics classes.