Youth Programs

We welcome youth & teens at BARN! We’re especially excited about the lineup of summer 2019 youth classes.  Here’s a list, in chronological order.

    • Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO120319JI
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. 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 take advantage of Open Studio, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Open Studio and Hand Tool Nights are always free for members. Non-members can also participate without additional charge while working on a class project.

    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, December 07, 2019
    • Sunday, December 15, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI120719BR
    • 2
    Register
    This complicated looking block is actually incredibly simple to make!  Learn how to sew this block in five easy steps. No experience with curves required, but come prepared to work improvisationally, without templates or pins.

    The class consists of three half-day sessions.

    • In the first session, Saturday, December 7th, you’ll learn how to make basic wonky log cabin blocks as well as how to insert a central “X” shape into these blocks. Then you’ll go home and make more blocks.

    • The second session will be a week later, Saturday, December 14th, and we will work on color, palette, and how to refine your improv techniques.

    • The third session will be the following day, Sunday, December 15th, when you’ll have a free-form work session to put all these new found skills into practice, with Barbara available to answer questions and provide guidance.

    What Students Need to Bring to Class
    (Instructions from Barbara Ramsey)

    1. FabricYou'll need to bring an assortment of fabrics in a wide range of values (light to dark) and in a wide range of colors. Bring at least 12 different fabrics: 6 larger pieces (larger = at least 12” x 12”) and 6 smaller pieces (whatever scraps you have lying around). Bring mostly tightly woven cotton quilting fabrics since it’s easier to sew curves when your fabrics are all a consistent weight. Avoid bringing those light-weight Kaffe Fassett cotton gauze fabrics; they tend to pucker when combined with other fabrics in curvilinear seams. 

      When I say “bring at least 12 different fabrics”, I strongly emphasize AT LEAST, since you should bring additional fabrics if you can. I frequently hear students say, "I wish I'd brought more fabric!". You can bring odd-size scraps of various dimensions, but ideally include plenty of pieces that are at least fat quarters (18" x 22") or larger.

      Note: Some people like to bring their "ugly" fabric to experiment with (easy to chop it up and mess around with fabric you're not very attached to) while other people prefer to use really great fabric that motivates them to make something gorgeous as soon as possible. Personally, I'm in the "ugly" camp since it allows me to explore new techniques more freely, but those of you who want to bring your most sumptuous fabrics, go right ahead. Either way is fine with me, or do both. 
    2.  (thread, scissors, pins, etc.).  If you want to use a BARN Brothers Sewing Machine, you will need to have taken a Brothers Sewing Machine Orientation class prior to this workshop.  See the BARN Fiber Arts Calendar to identify upcoming Brother Sewing Machine Orientation classes.
    3. Cutting equipment (rotary cutter, self-healing mat, cutting rulers of various sizes).  Please note that the BARN Fiber Arts Studio has these materials if you do not want to bring your own. 
    4. Pencil and paper for taking notes
    5. A free and experimental attitude!


    Details:

    • Skill LevelAdvanced beginners and intermediate quilters. No previous experience with curves necessary, but students must have at least basic quilting experience.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • Ages 16+ Welcome.


    Instructor Bio: Barbara Ramsey is a fabric artist who sews original abstract art works using traditional quilting techniques. Employing her own designs, she pieces  together fabric shapes with a sewing machine and by hand. Her main materials are commercially printed fabric as well as fabric she has dyed and manipulated herself.

    Her work expresses her fascination with light, color, texture, materials, and process. She love the ritual of taking fabric of one color and changing it into another color with dye or bleach. She is completely absorbed by the simple acts of washing, rinsing, drying, sewing, and ironing as she pull scores of separate colors together into a single piece. Like many traditional quilters, She is devoted to precise construction. She differ from many traditional quilters in that she design and cut fabric in an effort to distort geometry. She works to create irregularity, using various shapes to impel the viewer’s eye to roam over the entire surface of the quilt, seeking the harmonies in the middle of contrast. She create her work in order to disappear into its making.

    Barbara loves to teach quilting and helping other quilt artists as they move from traditional designs to more free-form creations. She feel energized as she watches her students learn to improvise with shape and line, create more surprising color combinations, and gain the confidence required to do original work.


    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    High school students are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights. 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.

    You don't want to miss our December Teen Night - holiday edition!   In addition to the fun activities below, we'll have paper snowflake making and cookie decorating along with seasonal tunes.  If you're in the mood, wear your favorite snow hat!  

    Tea Lights in the Woodshop 

    Make a trio of candle holders in the Woodshop to keep or to gift!  First you'll cut tree limbs on the bandsaw, then you'll drill a hole the perfect size for a tea light candle.  You can add your own personal touch with holiday decorations before you take them home. 

    Plasma Cutting 

    Get suited up to make sparks fly in our welding studio!  You will get to use your own creativity to make a design to cut out of metal. 

    Knit a hat 

    Learn to knit or use skills you already have to start a simple rolled brim hat with super chunky yarn that you can finish at home!  

    Flower Vine Ornaments 

    Create a flower form by folding, cutting and layering a variety of decorative papers. String the forms together with embroidery floss and add some bling. A  vine can hold one flower or many.  They make great decorations to hang from trees or wherever a bright splash is wanted. 



    Stay tuned for the details about other activities in the works!  


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

    The remaining dates for 2019-2020 are January 10, February 14, March 13, April 17, and May 8. 

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

    • Saturday, December 14, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI121419DB
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    “Buche de Noel” or “Yule Log” has its origins in European Christmas traditions. Made of sponge cake shaped into a Swiss Roll, frosted and decorated to resemble a miniature log. It is a technical recipe with a challenging practice of rolling a sponge, but once you figure out the art to a sponge and Swiss roll, you will be happy to share the beauty of this tradition.  Decorate with tiny marzipan mushrooms, chocolate bark, live evergreens - the options are countless and we would like to introduce this holiday treat this season.

    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 working on one sponge cake. When you register please scroll down the screen and enter Yes or No for bringing a friend or youth
    • There is a $10 materials fee for the ingredients included in a class price

    • Please bring a presentation platter and couple leak proof containers to take home left-over baking and decorating supplies and a big cotton kitchen towel for rolling your cake

    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class and keep your hair up


    Instructor Bio:

    Dashka Blyzniukova passion for food started at an early age.  Growing up in Ukraine in the 80’s where farm to table was a necessity and not just a fashionable trend.  She has spent years working in various capacities in the food industry at home and abroad, learning and putting her knowledge to practical applications.  Currently, she is creating meals for Tulaa Cafe and serving Bainbridge families as a personal chef.
    • Sunday, December 15, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL121519GS
    Register

    Bring your family and create a one of a kind fused glass ornament celebrating 2019. 

    This class is open to everyone and is a great opportunity to experience the glass studio.  You will choose an ornament blank and decorate it with embellishments available in the studio. Ornaments will be fired overnight and will be available for pick-up starting on Tuesday the 17th.

    Experienced Glass Studio Elves look forward to welcoming you to their workshop and facilitating your masterpiece.


    Details:

    • Ages 5 and up are welcome, though participants aged 5-13 need to be accompanied by an adult. Please register yourself and indicate whether you will be bringing a youth with you. You and one youth will pay one fee of $10 and be making one ornament. If you both want to make an ornament please register separately. You can register twice and on the second registration enter your name then your youth's name in  parenthesis.
    • Please sign up for the time slot you would like to attend.  There are 8 available participant openings at the top of each hour with 2:00 pm being the last time slot.



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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.





    • Monday, December 16, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121619SJ
    • 7
    Register

    Early Release Monday kid friendly holiday craft.

    With step by step instructions, you will learn how to make brass or copper wire stars using a wire jig. You can make 6 individual star ornaments or attach your stars to twine or ribbon to make garland. Keep it simple or choose from hundreds of assorted beads to make your stars unique.  


    Details:

    • 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). 
    • Please complete and return this fill-able PDF 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 will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given.
    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. 
    • $10 materials fee is included in class tuition.
    • Students with all levels of experience welcome.  Ages 8-13.  


    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

    • Friday, December 27, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO122719JI
    • 10
    Register

    Take a break from holiday hubbub and spend some time carving! This informal event is designed so you can bring guests and family along and spend a pleasurable afternoon exploring this craft and making something together.

    Master Carver Jeff Iller will have ideas and materials for shallow relief carvings — simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently.

    Iller will be in the shop three afternoons — Friday, Saturday and Monday, Dec. 27, 28 and 30. Each day is listed separately on the BARN calendar so you can sign up for one or more sessions, as you wish.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 12 and older. No prior experience is needed.
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • Wear close-toed shoes.

    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 he especially enjoys carving multiple parts inside a single piece of wood and making  physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carving 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, December 28, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO122819JI
    • 10
    Register

    Take a break from holiday hubbub and spend some time carving! This informal event is designed so you can bring guests and family along and spend a pleasurable afternoon exploring this craft and making something together.

    Master Carver Jeff Iller will have ideas and materials for shallow relief carvings — simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently.

    Iller will be in the shop three afternoons — Friday, Saturday and Monday, Dec. 27, 28 and 30. Each day is listed separately on the BARN calendar so you can sign up for one or more sessions, as you wish.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 12 and older. No prior experience is needed.
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • Wear close-toed shoes.

    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 he especially enjoys carving multiple parts inside a single piece of wood and making  physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carving 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.




     
    • Monday, December 30, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO123019JI
    • 10
    Register

    Take a break from holiday hubbub and spend some time carving! This informal event is designed so you can bring guests and family along and spend a pleasurable afternoon exploring this craft and making something together.

    Master Carver Jeff Iller will have ideas and materials for shallow relief carvings — simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently.

    Iller will be in the shop three afternoons — Friday, Saturday and Monday, Dec. 27, 28 and 30. Each day is listed separately on the BARN calendar so you can sign up for one or more sessions, as you wish.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 12 and older. No prior experience is needed.
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • Wear close-toed shoes.

    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 he especially enjoys carving multiple parts inside a single piece of wood and making  physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carving 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.




     
    • Sunday, January 05, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO010520MJ
    • 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.


    • Monday, January 06, 2020
    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Print & Book Arts Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Middle schoolers: come on over to BARN after school on early release days for our Maker Monday sessions!  In this series beginning January 6th, you will have the chance to explore the medium of printmaking with our dynamic instructor Lauren Campbell

    Over the course of six weeks, you will learn the techniques of carving into a soft material that you will then ink up and print onto a variety of surfaces, including paper, fabric, cork, and even a canvas pencil pouch!  You will have the chance to fine tune at least two different blocks then print away to your heart's content.  

    Sign up with friends or on your own, and feel free to bring some good tunes to share.  We'll provide snacks.  

    We're looking forward to seeing you at BARN this winter! 


    Ages: Current 7th and 8th graders

    • To register your youth please put 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.
    • Please complete and return this fill-able PDF minor permission form
    • A $25 materials fee is included in the price of class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • 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. 

    Questions? Email: jessh@bainbridgebarn.org 

    Instructor:  Lauren Campbell is a local artist and teaches youth art lessons in the community.  
    • Monday, January 06, 2020
    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE010620SJ
    • 5
    Register

    Middle Schoolers: join us for creative time after school this winter! In this six-week class, students will be introduced to jewelry studio tools and equipment the first three weeks, followed by three 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

    • Monday, January 06, 2020
    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO010620MC
    • 5
    Register

    Build one or more birdhouses of your own design as you learn to use hand woodworking tools safely, efficiently and with precision.

    In this class you will learn what different kinds of birds need in a birdhouse. You will then design one that will attract the type of bird you choose — and has the artistic elements you want.

    Then, to make your birdhouse, you will learn how to "read" a board to choose the best places to cut specific parts, how to use measuring and marking tools, how to choose and use the appropriate saw to cut out parts, how to smooth the parts and square up edges with hand planes, and how to attach the parts to make a sturdy birdhouse.

    The birdhouses will be made of pine, which doesn't have the risk of allergies that can develop from working with cedar. Pine stands up fine in the weather as long as the wood isn't on soggy ground — a non-issue for a birdhouse perched on a pole or attached to a tree.

    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 woodworking 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.  
    • $25 materials fee is included in class tuition.
    • 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.

    Instructor: Matt Carrig. Matt is a multi-disciplinary designer and the originator of the Ferries Over Winslow project, which you can read about here. He is also a safety monitor in the BARN woodworking studio.

    • Tuesday, January 07, 2020
    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO010720JI
    • 8
    Register

    Learn to carve shallow designs so they look like 3-D objects with far more depth — an essential skill if you want to carve a wall decoration, a sign by the front door, a plaque or other relief carving.

    You will start with the basic shape cut out from basswood, allowing you to skip the tedious time needed to carve away the background. This frees more class time for developing  techniques for creating the embellishments that bring a relief carving to life.

    You will be able to choose one or more designs from among those that the instructor will provide. If you've taken this class before, you will be able to carve something new this time. Your materials fee includes the cost of the basswood blanks.

    Details:

    • Ages 12+ are welcome.
    • Open to beginners. No prior carving experience is required, although the class is also suitable for experienced carvers.
    • 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.)
    • BARN will supply carving tools, but you are encouraged to bring your own if you have them.
    • Wear close-toe shoes and 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.

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

     
    • Friday, January 10, 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 Bainbridge Community Foundation.


    • Sunday, January 12, 2020
    • Sunday, April 19, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011220SH
    • 7
    Register

    In this 4-session 'Knit-Along', participants will gather to support each other in knitting a pattern in the book "Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits" by Andra Knight-Bowman.  The choice of pattern is yours.

    Why choose a knitting pattern without seams?  The book description states "Anyone who loves to knit--but doesn't love the finishing--can now enjoy all the fun parts and escape the tedium. Discover stylish projects cleverly designed for knitting either all in one piece or in sections added on by simply picking up stitches."

    What to bring:

    • Participants in this 'Knit Along' need to purchase and bring Andra Knight-Bowman's book "Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits."  It can be purchased through some of the merchants that can be found at the web link embedded in the title of the book above.*

    *If you are going to make the 'Deb' vest, you do not need to purchase the book because we have permission to reproduce this pattern from the designer.

    • First Session: Participants have two options for the first session

    Details:

    • Skill Level:  Intermediate.  Participants need to know how to knit, including the ability to cast on, knit, purl, and read knitting patterns.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Instructor Bio: Sandy Hall has been knitting and spinning for over forty years.  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.

    • Monday, January 13, 2020
    • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO011320DS
    • 5
    Register

    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.

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • Sunday, February 02, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL020120DT
    • 6
    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
    Join waitlist

    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
    • 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, February 02, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Book Arts, Class Code: PB020120EM
    • 5
    Register

    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 the BARN 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.

    • Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020420JI
    • 8
    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.



     
    • 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 Bainbridge Community Foundation.


    • Saturday, February 15, 2020
    • Sunday, February 16, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE021520KL
    • 2
    Register

    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

    • 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.


    • Monday, March 02, 2020
    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE030220SJ
    • 7
    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 Bainbridge Community Foundation.


    • Sunday, March 29, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Wide Event

    Be a Maker for a Day!

    Check out our 10 studios, participate in making crafts or generally check out BARN! It's free, and open to all ages.

    More information will be posted later in October 2019.

    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 Bainbridge Community Foundation.


    • 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.


    • 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 Bainbridge Community Foundation.


    • 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, 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