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.

    • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    • Saturday, June 09, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL0618DB+
    • 0
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    BARN's three-session A-Z of Fused Glass  is a must for all level glass artists who want to work independently in the BARN Glass Studio.

    In each session, students will 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.

    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

    • Thursday, June 07, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR0618KR
    • 7
    Register

    This fun, hands-on workshop taught by Bloedel Reserve Creative Resident Kate Reed Petty is for any writer interested in graphic novels, illustrated books, or any collaboration with visual artists. 

    Visual mediums—from comics to hybrid online storytelling formats—can inspire new artistic experiments for writers and can provide exposure to new audiences. Collaborating with an artist or illustrator, however, requires specific writing skills. That's what we'll cover in this workshop. 

    We’ll discuss the basic ground rules of visual storytelling, and we’ll play with prompts and exercises to stretch new writing muscles and hone our skills. Participants will leave with tools they can apply to their own work in any medium. The workshop is appropriate for both beginning and experienced writers, and no artistic talent is necessary—although artists are very welcome!  

    Participants 16 years and older are welcome.

    Instructor: Kate Reed Petty, a writer based in Baltimore, is a Bloedel Reserve Creative Resident. Her fiction and essays have been published or are forthcoming in American Short Fiction, Blackbird, The Los Angeles Review of Books blog, and Nat. Brut. She has a master's in fiction writing from the University of St. Andrews, and her work has been recognized with a Narrative Magazine "30 Below" award and a 2017 Rubys Grant. Her children's graphic novel with artist Boya Sun, Chasma Knights, is out May 15, 2018 from First Second Books. 

    • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL061218GM
    • 6
    Register
    The Art of Glass Cutting is simply that, an art.  It is fascinating, exciting, & 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 material fee included in your registration fee.

    Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.

    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.

    • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    • Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL061318DB+
    • 3
    Register
    BARN's three-session A-Z of Fused Glass  is a must for all level glass artists who want to work independently in the BARN Glass Studio.

    In each session, students will 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.

    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.  

    For more information: glass.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Monday, June 25, 2018
    • Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN, Media Arts Studio and Small Classroom, MD0618FM
    • 2
    Register

    For students ages 12 to 15

    In this 3 session class you will learn the fundamentals of video-making through exposure to various projects from music videos to live-action short films. The course is aimed at exposing participants to various methods and types of video.

    Apple-based software will be used including iMovie and Final Cut. Depending on time you can make two or three video projects to share with friends and family. Projects may also be posted on the BARN website. Students may have the opportunity to film at locations within walking distance of BARN under adult supervision. Please dress for walking and both outdoor and indoor conditions.

    Students should please bring:

    • notebook
    • ear phones or ear buds with 3.5 mm jack connector 

    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 bring a lunch each day. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.
    Instructor:
    Finn Mander, a recent graduate of Bainbridge High School, is as passionate as they come when it comes to creating media. As a volunteer with BARN and Bainbridge Community Broadcasting, over the past four years, Finn has created and collaborated on various projects ranging from running a 24/7 internet radio station, hosting podcasts, creating short films and original music, to producing the high school's bi-weekly video announcements. Combining a passion for teaching with his interests in audio and video production, Finn brings the complex world of audio and video to the beginner. 

    Finn will be assisted by a number of experienced artisans from BARN's Media Arts Studio.
    • Monday, July 09, 2018
    • Thursday, July 12, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio, Class Code: JE0718RK
    • 6
    Register

    For youth ages 8 to 12
    (4 session class)

    Wheels, Boats and Ziplines! -- four days of setting our building ideas into motion. We'll make things with wheels, things that float, and that zoom down a zip-line-- all with leftover scrap materials. Structured learning with a chance for self-directed but guided practice. 

    Possible projects:

    Scrappy Box Car
    Wooden Sailboat
    Tin Box Paddle Boat
    Zip-line Action Figure
    Parachute Guy
    Catapult Toy
    Velcro Toss Game

    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
    Rachel Mari Knudson is an arts educator and facilitator. The founder and creator of Sticky Art Lab, a waste recovery and creative reuse studio in Berkeley, California, she now lives on Bainbridge Island. Rachel is an avid volunteer and community organizer, always looking for ways to collaborate with linkable organizations. She approaches each project with the notion that waste equals food for the creative process, and that reuse is one exciting way to combat over-consumption. Through her programs, participants learn to stay resourceful, collaborative, curious, and confident. Whether leading a workshop for teens, adults or young children, Rachel is known to light up the room as she works to uplift each individual's artistic potential.
    • Monday, July 09, 2018
    • Friday, July 13, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Great Room and Kitchen Rental, Class Code: KI0718MS-1
    • 5
    Register


    For youth ages 8 - 11


    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 09, 2018
    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO0618JD
    • 3
    Register

    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
    • 5
    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
    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN, Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO0718MJ-2
    • 10
    Register


    For youth ages 13 - 18

    Come rock the Book Arts/Letterpress studio print shop and learn useful design skills. Letterpress for Teens is a 4 session workshop (Monday through Thursday) workshop that provides a unique hands-on learning experience to high school students (minimum age 13). This is a great opportunity to work on your own ideas, get practical and design guidance, and put your work out on the street to be seen by the community. Learn the power of visual persuasion and the basics of letterpress in this fun week of printmaking at the 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

    Instructor: 
    Mary Jeanne Linford has been a professional book artist for over 40 years.  Under the press name Bad Girl Press. she specializes in popup books. 
    Her work can be seen in the book arts room at BIMA, as well as online on YouTube 


    • Monday, July 16, 2018
    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Electronic Arts Studio, Class Code: EL0718RG
    • 11
    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
    • 6
    Register

    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.

    • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code-WR0718PS
    • 10
    Register

    Teens! Teens! Teens! (ages 14-18)

    Two days. One Essay. No Sweat.  

    Think it can’t be done? I disagree. I know college essays can be intimidating, but once you drill down past what a college essay isn’t and understand what it is, the rest is easy.  I’ll show you how to go from blank page to finished draft in less than a week.  You’ll discover powerful tools to help you brainstorm, craft, analyze, and edit your essay. Together, we’ll find a meaningful topic and story structure to help you stand out from the pack. You’ll have time to write, edit, and polish to ensure admission has the chance to see the best in you.

    Get real.  Get messy.  Get it done.

    Instructor: Pam Shor is Executive Director and Essay-Mentor-In-Chief - College Advisory Service.

    I love colleges and I love working with students. I've mentored students who've gone on to Ivy League Universities and students who've discovered their voice at less well-known, but still awesome, institutions. Helping each student find just the right fit and guiding them through the application process is at the heart of what I do. While essays can be particularly challenging, years of experience have taught me that every student has an inspiring story to tell. One of the great joys of my job is helping students discover those stories and present them well. 

    Prior to working with inspired and amazing college-bound students, I developed educational, multimedia software for Microsoft, including the award-winning Dinosaurs. Go ahead, ask me about T-Rex or the dreaded Velociraptor. I can go head to head with (almost) any 8-year-old. I also produced programming for KING-TV. My projects included documentaries, children’s programming, and an occasional stint with Almost Live! Early in my career, I worked with gifted students through the School of Education at the University of Virginia. I graduated from Kenyon College with a Bachelor of Science degree and I would go back in a heartbeat. I received my Educational Consulting Certificate from the University of California, Irvine.

      

    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code ME0718EM-1
    • 3
    Register

    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
    • 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 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
    • 6
    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
    • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE072318JM+
    • 10
    Register

    For youth ages 14 - 18

    In this 4-day camp, you will make beads of all sorts and then creating jewelry with the beads. Techniques you will explore are: wire wrapping beads and beach glass, making a hollow metal bead, making and firing clay beads. You will also learn how to string and make clasps.

    There will be a Materials Fee of $35 added to the price of class when you register. 

    • 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
    • Please plan to bring a lunch daily.
    • Dress appropriately for working in the Jewelry Studio: long pants and closed-toed shoes.
    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.

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

    Chris Stanley is a fourth generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education, teaching a wide variety of classes for the Art Institute of Seattle. 

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. A proud alumna and self proclaimed class addict at BARN. With a background in ceramics and sculpting Sarah started her journey into metal arts with studio lead Jane Martin back at Yeolmalt Cabin. She is on the BARN Jewelry/Fine Metal Arts steering committee and runs the open studio program. Sarah sells her art to private collectors and her work can be viewed on Instagram @SarahJonesJewelry.


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, July 27, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO0718MJL
    • 9
    Register

    For youth ages 11-15

    In this class, you will explore the world of popup books and movable magic…all by making a popup book of your very own, with structures that are sure to amaze and amuse!  We’ll learn the basics of popup structures at the beginning of the class, showing how simple popups can be combined to make incredible effects. Then, we’ll explore classic popup and movable structures in a very cool book with your own personal touches!

    You will be provided a standard bookbinding took kit for use during the class, so no need to purchase materials and tools in advance! 

    Please bring to class: fun papers, ideas, and a sense of humor.

    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: Mary Jeanne Linford has been a professional book artist for over 40 years.  Under the press name Bad Girl Press. she specializes in popup books. Her work can be seen in the book arts room at BIMA, as well as online on YouTube 


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • Friday, August 03, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • BARN, Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO0718MG
    • 4
    Register

    For youth ages 12-15
    (This is a 10 sessions class)

    In this class you will combine creative ideas with mechanisms to build a moving sculpture that can be a toy, a decorative table piece, or a whimsical carousel. We will explore various types of motions and how to build mechanisms to bring movement and life to these automata. With instructor guidance, in this two week class, you can build a mechanized automaton.

    There will be a Materials Fee of $30 added at the time of registration.

    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:

    Michael Gunderson moved to Bainbridge after more than thirty years in California public education. His degree is in the arts, and he has taught classes in art, jewelry, ceramics, and the trades, as well as serving as an activities and athletic director. Michael has always enjoying working with youth. He likes to solve visual problems: proposing a situation and using "look" to openly create a visual answer, whether it be paint, wood or combinations of media. He's looking for the fun and the wacky.

    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE072318HS
    • 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 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 ME0718EM-2
    • 3
    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 Arts Welding Studio, Class Code ME0718EM-3
    • 3
    Register

    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 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. 


    • 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: ME0718HS-3
    • 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 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.


    • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL0718DB-2
    • 6
    Register

    For youth ages 14 - 18
    This is a two session class (Wednesday and Thursday).

    Vitrigraph comes from the Latin “vitri” (glass) and the Greek “graph” (writing). A vitrigraph kiln is used for the process of heating glass in a small pot and allowing the molten glass to flow out of the bottom of a pot through the bottom of the kiln. This specialized tool can, with experience & practice, aid glass enthusiasts in their creative quest. Using the Vitirgraph to create  curvey stringer, curving glass rods, and linear elements, will expand creative ideas with which to draw from.

     Session 1, introduces students how to control the fluidity of glass by hand pulling, stretching and twisting glass stringer at 1600 degrees. Session 2 brings students the opportunity to use the pulled glass, to create a 10" x 10" fused glass line drawing.  This is a amazing & fun technique you won't want to miss! Becoming comfortable with this technique will lead to more advanced classes where we will make murini & mille fiori rods.

    There will be a material fee of $35 added at registration.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Remember to wear cotton clothing, no polyesters, long pants, socks & close-toed shoes in the Glass Studio, at all times! This will be strictly enforced.
    • 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:  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.