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.

    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio
    Drop in to ETA Open Studio to work on a project, use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction can be given. 

    No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor. Non-members stopping by to check out the space and observe are free.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Thursday, November 29, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction can be given. 

    No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor. Non-members stopping by to check out the space and observe are free.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Sunday, December 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120218MJ
    • 4
    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 Guilded Open Shop Time is for both of you.

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

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

    Your child must 8 or older.

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


    • Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio
    Drop in to ETA Open Studio to work on a project, use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction can be given. 

    No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor. Non-members stopping by to check out the space and observe are free.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Thursday, December 06, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction can be given. 

    No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor. Non-members stopping by to check out the space and observe are free.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Friday, December 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Great Room

    High school students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights. The dates for fall 2018 are: October 12, November 9, and December 7. 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 and out.

    This post will be updated with more details as the date gets closer.

    Questions: contact Julie Leung at julie@bainbridgebarn.org or 206-842-4475 x 221

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from Bainbridge Community Foundation.

    • Thursday, December 13, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction can be given. 

    No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor. Non-members stopping by to check out the space and observe are free.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    • Friday, December 21, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL121918DB+
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    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.

    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

    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.  

    For more information: glass.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Thursday, December 20, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction can be given. 

    No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor. Non-members stopping by to check out the space and observe are free.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Wednesday, December 26, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122618JI
    • 5
    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 simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently. Or you can bring a carving that you are working on and want help with.

    Iller will be in the shop four afternoons this week, Wednesday through Saturday. 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 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed. (An adult merely accompanying a child, but not carving, should register only the child.)
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • In addition to the registration fee, a $10 materials fee will cover wood and shop supplies. 

    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.




    • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122718JI
    • 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 simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently. Or you can bring a carving that you are working on and want help with.

    Iller will be in the shop four afternoons this week, Wednesday through Saturday. 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 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed. (An adult merely accompanying a child, but not carving, should register only the child.)
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • In addition to the registration fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies. Members: $18+10=$28. For Non-Members: $23+10=$33.

    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.




    • Friday, December 28, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122818JI
    • 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 simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently. Or you can bring a carving that you are working on and want help with.

    Iller will be in the shop four afternoons this week, Wednesday through Saturday. 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 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed. (An adult merely accompanying a child, but not carving, should register only the child.)
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • In addition to the registration fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies. Members: $18+10=$28. For Non-Members: $23+10=$33.

    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 29, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122918JI
    • 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 simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently. Or you can bring a carving that you are working on and want help with.

    Iller will be in the shop four afternoons this week, Wednesday through Saturday. 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 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed. (An adult merely accompanying a child, but not carving, should register only the child.)
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • In addition to the registration fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies. Members: $18+10=$28. For Non-Members: $23+10=$33.

    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.




    • Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL010819GM
    • 5
    Register
    The Art of Glass Cutting is simply that, an art.  Open to all levels, it is fascinating, exciting, and empowering when you are successful; when you are not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive.  With a few simple tricks, and patience, you can master the 'Art of Glass Cutting'. Gregg will focus on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting and more. There will be plenty of time for practice and personal attention!  After demos, conversation and practice, you will go home having a better understanding of techniques and tools that will make cutting glass a breeze.

    There will be a $10 materials fee included in your registration fee.

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

    Instructor: Gregg Mesmer has been cutting glass professionally for decades. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio.  The techniques they have used over the years are varied and diverse. Gregg's expertise is in techniques involved in fabrication, not only  glass cutting, but also leading, soldering and glazing of stained glass windows. Over the years, he has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge park district and Olympic College.

    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • Monday, January 28, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL012119NA+
    • 2
    Register

    *This is an intermediate level class. Please see below.

    Create two stunning custom bowls with dramatic results using a drop out mold with elevated kiln posts. We offer cold working techniques for a clean finish to your bowls. 

    In session 1, we will discuss design elements and provide some pointers on glass choice and how it effects the drop out process using samples we will provide.  Learn how to manipulate the drop out process by making use of the kiln’s controller.

    Choose a 5” pre-made blank (already fused) and we will guide you through preparations with thin fire paper, fiber paper, stacking the posts for the drop, and load the kiln for firing with a “generalized” firing schedule. 

    For the second bowl, choose glass and any additional design elements, cut 2 -8” circles for medium sized drop out mold, assemble pieces for a full fuse.  Load kiln and fuse.

    Session 2:

    Find your finished 5” drop out and we will observe the differences in each bowl based on glass color, etc.

    Prepare the fused 8” blanks for drop out as we did with the 5” blanks.  We will demonstrate sharing posts and keeping posts clear of the drop. 

    Discuss the kiln controller and how to manipulate the schedule to get desired results.

    Begin discussion on coldworking of drop outs.  Students whose drop outs completed in the first firing can begin coldworking those pieces. 

    Session 3:

    Clean up medium drop outs, observe results and discuss final firing schedule. 

    The balance of class is devoted to coldworking and discussion of outcomes and expectations.

    *Details:
    Prerequisites for this class requires that you have taken A-Z of Fused Glass. 

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

    Instructor Bios

    Nancy Adams:   "I have loved everything glass since I was a young child.  During the 70’s I dabbled in stained glass.  I discovered playing with fused glass at Mesolini Glass and became intrigued with techniques and processes for manipulating the glass.  Retirement in 2017 opened the door for the opportunity to pursue glass experimentation, and to share with others what I have learned."

    Teri Seidler:  "My passion since early adulthood was glass, which was quickly laid to rest as a mother and a budding horticulturist with a nursery.  However, 35 glorious years later, I was introduced to fused glass and fell in love with the process, beautiful selections of glass and the endless projects that one can do at home.  Coming into my 7th year now, there is an explosion of new glass, materials and information on glass fusing.  The sky is the limit.  I love being in a class with other enthusiasts to exchange ideas and the comradery that comes naturally from just being at BARN."


    • Saturday, April 20, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE042018SJ
    • 6
    Register

    This class will introduce you to working with metals, basic tools and torch work. You will receive step by step instruction. And by the end of the class you will leave with a finished customized cuff bracelet hand made entirely by you!

    There is an additional $30 material fee that covers the costs of the first project. This material fee will be added to the class tuition when you register on line.

    Students may purchase additional metals and sterling silver during class for additional projects.


    If you are registering you and your child to do this project together, please register you and your child separately.

    Feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With a background in ceramics and sculpting, Sarah started her journey into metal arts with studio lead Jane Martin back at Yeolmalt Cabin. She enjoys teaching beginners and youth because witnessing people have that “aha” moment never gets old. And introducing youth to hands on trade skills and opportunities is priceless. 

    Sarah Jones is also a studio monitor and on the BARN Jewelry/Fine Metal Arts steering committee.

    Sarah sells her art to private collectors and her work can be viewed on Instagram @SarahJonesJewelry.


    • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • Sunday, May 19, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio GL101318MP
    • 8
    Register

    This an intensive 4 session class to learn about some of the wonderful options for working with glass powders. In this class students will be guided through some ways of working with powders to create visually complex and layered 4x4 samples. 

    Design concepts will be discussed, as well as how to work with color.  No previous experience with glass is necessary, but knowing about how to cut glass will be helpful. 

    Students will receive all supplies necessary to work with the glass.  Please bring an x-acto knife and blades, a small cutting mat, a small sharpie, a few manila folders (these can be used ones) and any stencils they already have. 

    • It is mandatory to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the studio. Please tie back long hair.
    • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!
    • There is an additional materials fee of $58.


    Instructor: Martha Pfanschmidt 

    Martha Pfanschmidt has been working as a professional artist since joining a printmaking studio in 1982. She has taught at university and privately for 30 years. Her love of art and of creating beautiful objects has inspired her to explore a variety of media, but currently she works in printmaking, encaustic painting and kiln glass. Her work is in many private and public collections, and has been shown all over the world. She is represented by Bullseye Projects in Portland, Oregon, Davidson Gallery in Seattle, Washington and Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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