Programs for Youth

The classes and events listed below are specifically 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.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, November 27, 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI1117MS
    • 4
    Register
    Early release 8-13 Cooks in the kitchen.


    prep and cook your meal.

    Watch your 8-13 year old Cook like a pro.

    Marcela Sandoval is a classically trained Chef and has years of cooking abroad and instructing kids of all ages.  She will lead the cooking 101 class.  Knives, Pans, and cooking.  Skills and techniques will be taught.  And since cooking is 90 percent cleaning we will be cleaning as well.  Age 14 and above can sign up on their own and are welcome in this class.


    Adults can sign up right alongside their kids or can just watch/Volunteer.


    One Adult must be present for the child to take the class


    Please bring cash or check of $10.00 for materials fees

    • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio JE1117SJ
    • 2
    Register

    This class is designed for the curious new metal artist or someone looking for a fun and easy gift for the holidays. Beginning and all levels of experience welcome. Youth are welcome, ages 10 and up.

    The class will start you of with introductory metal and tool information and instruction. By the end of the class you will leave with a finished customized pendant, charm or key chain hand made entirely by you!

    There is an additional $15 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. If you pay by check please add the $15.

    Member: $54 + $15 material fee = Total: $69
    Non-Member: $65 + $15 Material Fee = Total: $80

    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.

    Instructor Bio:
    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.





    • Sunday, December 03, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO1217MJ
    • 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. Denise Kircher will assist.

    • Monday, December 04, 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic Arts Studio, Class Code: ET1204RG
    • 8
    Register

    Create festive light-up ornaments made with felt, LEDs and conductive thread. These ornaments are wonderful keepsakes or hand-crafted gifts for kids to give their loved ones.

    As we craft the ornaments we will cover basic concepts of circuitry and explore follow-on applications of e-textiles.

    This class is intended for kids 8-13 with an accompanying adult. 

    Parents are welcome to join in the fun of creating ornaments or just observe. We will have several design options available to accommodate different skill levels of hand-sewing and crafting. Beginners are welcome!

    IMPORTANT REGISTERING INFORMATION:
    Adults: Please register yourself and then enter the number of "guests" (up to 3 children accompanied by an adult) you are bringing. The form will show that each "guest" is $8, which will cover the additional materials fee for each child. You will only be charged once for the class tuition but it will tack on the additional $8 for each child (for materials fee) and be totaled when you complete your registration. If you pay by check, please be sure to include the $8 materials fee for each child plus one adult tuition fee. If you decide to make additional ornaments, we will also accept materials payments in the form of check or cash during the workshop.

    If you have questions about registration and materials fees, please contact Tammie Tippie, our administrative coordinator, at Tammie@BainbridgeBARN.org.

    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fiber Arts Studio - BARN, Class Code FI1017-1CD
    • 4
    Register

    Come to the Fiber Arts Studio on Wednesday morning, December 6th, from 9 AM - Noon, and try out Frame Loom fabric weaving.  

    Frame Loom weaving uses strips of fabric for weaving.  Projects include anything from small cases to place mats, pillows, computer cases and rugs. Colors, patterns and tones are endless.

    The Fiber Arts Studio will Tie-Up (warp) a number of frame looms leaving the looms ready for you to weave.  You are invited to come in and try your hand at frame loom weaving.  Weavers will be available to get you started and guide you through.

    *If you don't know what frame loom weaving is, this is a great introduction.  

    * If you have thought about taking one of the frame loom weaving classes but weren't sure if you would like it, come by and try it out.

    *if you have a child/young adult that is interested in trying weavings, come on in with them.  


    Event Fees:  

    BARN Members:  Free

    Non-BARN Members:  $10

    Please register for one (or both sessions) so that we know how many people to expect for looms and material planning. 

    Materials:

    The Fiber Arts Studio will provide fabric and small lap looms for use during this event.  Donations to cover material costs are appreciated bu not required.  Suggested donation is $5 per project.



    • Saturday, December 09, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio JE1217-2SJ
    • 1
    Register

    This class is designed for the curious new metal artist or someone looking for an easy gift idea for the holidays. Beginning and all levels of experience welcome. Youth are welcome, ages 10 and up.

    The class will start you off with introductory metal and tool information and instruction. By the end of the class you will leave with a finished customized pendant, charm or key chain hand made entirely by you!

    There is an additional $15 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. If you pay by check please add the $15.

    Member: $54 + $15 material fee = Total: $69
    Non-Member: $65 + $15 Material Fee = Total: $80

    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.

    Instructor Bio:
    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.




    • Saturday, December 09, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN, Writers' Studio, Class Code WR1217BJ
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Marketing is something every modern author must do. This class takes a practical, personal approach to marketing, starting with the oft-misunderstood "author platform" and then looking at a wide array of specific projects and tools that can promote a new release or put life back in a book that’s been out for a while. We’ll explore best practices for when to use (and when to ignore) social and traditional media, giveaways, events, influencers, advertising, contests, and more.   Most importantly, we’ll show you how to use your own unique strengths and passions, rather than trying to follow someone else’s formula.
    Attendees will…

    • Be able to describe their unique audience, their own strengths, and where those two overlap.
    • Understand the importance of building a permanent, reputation-building platform, along with 6 popular starting points for new authors.
    • Have the tools to put together a book-specific promotional plan for books that fits into the A-C-T (Attract/Convert/Transform) model.

    Bring material to take notes (laptop, tablet, or notebook/pen).

    Instructor: Beth Jusino is a publishing consultant for both traditional and self-publishing authors, with almost twenty years of experience helping writers navigate the complicated space between manuscript and final book. A former literary agent and marketing director, she’s the author of the award-winning The Author's Guide to Marketing and has ghostwritten or collaborated on half a dozen additional titles. Beth is a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, a regular speaker for Seattle Public Library’s #SeattleWrites workshops, and has taught at writers’ conferences across the country. Visit her online at www.bethjusino.com or on Twitter @bethjusino. 

    • Saturday, December 09, 2017
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic Arts Studio, Class Code: ET1217RG
    • 3
    Register

    In this workshop, kids and parents will create glowing, pop-up holiday cards using copper tape, a coin cell battery and an LED light. There is no soldering. 

    This class is intended for kids 8-13 with an accompanying adult.


    Participants will leave with their own hand-crafted, light-up cards and a basic understanding of how circuits work. This is a fun, festive activity for parents and children and a great introduction to e-crafting.

    IMPORTANT REGISTERING INFORMATION:
    Adults: Please register yourself and then enter the number of "guests" (children) you are bringing. The form will show that each "guest" is $5, which will cover the additional materials fee for each child. You will only be charged once for the class tuition but it will tack on the additional $5 for each child (for materials fee) and be totaled when you complete your registration. If you pay by check, please be sure to include the $5 materials fee for each child plus one adult tuition fee. If you have questions about registration and materials fees, please contact Tammie Tippie, our administrative coordinator, at Tammie@BainbridgeBARN.org.


     



    • Sunday, December 10, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE1217SJ
    • 8
    Register

    Handmade holiday fun for all! Come learn how to make a copper wire star form with threaded bead treasures.

    This class is designed for all ages and experience levels. Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. If you will be attending with your child and you each want to do a star, please register both you and your child separately, using your email address as a contact. If you will only be supervising and helping a child under 10, please register just the child and use your email contact info.

    All materials and tools will be provided for project use in class.

    There is an additional $5 material fee that covers the costs of the project. This material fee will be added to the class tuition when you register on line. If you pay by check please add the $5.

    Member: $20 + $5 material fee = Total: $25
    Non-Member: $25 + $15 Material Fee = Total: $30

    You are also welcom to bring your own special treasures to add a personal touch to your creations if you would like. 

    Instructor Bio:
    Instructor: Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. A proud alumna and 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, her work can be viewed on Instagram, @sarahjonesjewlery

    Contact: Jane Martin Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Monday, December 11, 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic Arts Studio, Class Code: EL1211RG
    • 8
    Register

    Create festive light-up ornaments made with felt, LEDs and conductive thread. These ornaments are wonderful keepsakes or hand-crafted gifts for kids to give their loved ones.

    As we craft the ornaments we will cover basic concepts of circuitry and explore follow-on applications of e-textiles.

    This class is intended for kids 8-13 with an accompanying adult. 

    Parents are welcome to join in the fun of creating ornaments or just observe. We will have several design options available to accommodate different skill levels of hand-sewing and crafting. Beginners are welcome!

    IMPORTANT REGISTERING INFORMATION:
    Adults: Please register yourself and then enter the number of "guests" (up to 3 children accompanied by each adult) you are bringing. The form will show that each "guest" is $8, which will cover the additional materials fee for each child. You will only be charged once for the class tuition but it will tack on the additional $8 for each child (for materials fee) and be totaled when you complete your registration. If you pay by check, please be sure to include the $8 materials fee for each child plus one adult tuition fee.  We will also accept materials payments in the form of check or cash during the workshop if you decide to make additional ornaments.

     If you have questions about registration and materials fees, please contact Tammie Tippie, our administrative coordinator, at Tammie@BainbridgeBARN.org.

    • Monday, December 11, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN woodshop. Class code WO1217MJ-2
    • 10
    Register

    Yes, YOU can be a toy elf! (Elf hat encouraged.) The BARN woodshop will be open for guided toy-making for gift-giving to the little one in your life.

    We will supply toy ideas and help you build. If you have that special board, please bring it along. We will have some wood on hand, too. Also if you want to get a fast start we will have supplies at the ready to build a toy dump truck.

    Participants must be 14 or older. No woodworking experience is necessary, but to use the table saw, band saw, miter saw or drill press, you will need a safety checkout on these tools beforehand, which is typically done by taking our Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 class. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 qualifies you to use the router or router table, as well as some other tools.

    Three hours is not generally enough time to complete a wooden toy but you will get a good start and can finish up during open studio time.

    Questions? Please contact Matt Jabloner at Matt.jabloner@gmail.com, or phone 206-849-6584.

    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, January 07, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO0118MJ
    • 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 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. Denise Kircher will assist.

    • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Barn Woodshop. Class code WO0118JI
    • 10
    Register

    Expand your carving skills as you carve one or more plaques — perfect for a wall decoration, a sign by the front door, or a gift.

    You can choose your design — perhaps a bird or a scene from nature? — or adapt one of the designs that the instructor will provide.

    This class is open to both beginning carvers and those who already have some carving experience. Students can be as young as 8, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them.

    BARN will supply some carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.

    Basswood carving blanks are $2 each, which you can buy at the class from the instructor.

    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.

    • Sunday, February 04, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO0218MJ
    • 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 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. Denise Kircher will assist.

    • Saturday, February 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Writers' Studio, BARN, Class Code WR0218AA
    • 10
    Register

    In recent years, the lyric essay has surged in popularity among readers and writers. As a form, it exists somewhere between nonfiction and poetry and provides a unique challenge for those who write in those genres. This class will be an introduction to the form and to the inventive writers paving the way for this format.  

    There will be time in class to brainstorm, create, and begin writing your own lyric essay.  Bring your lunch; we will gather in the Commons to network and share experiences.  Coffee and water will be provided; there is a refrigerator for your use.

    Diana Wilson, in "Laces in the Corset: Structures of Poetry and Prose That Bind the Lyric Essay," writes, "Imagine a warp in time, centuries deep, where writers gather on full-moon nights.  Perhaps it surrounds a Concord bar where in the darkest corner sit Henry David Thoreau and Sylvia Plath—she’s on her third vodka-on-the-rocks; he nervously swirls a tall glass of water.  Envision them sharing a slow dance beneath a disco ball....Years later their progeny Lyric Essay—half-prose and half-poetry—dresses in loose tunics, wears his hair slightly too long to be considered conventional, and whiles away his days wandering through forests and meadows while contemplating metaphors for life and love." 

    Instructor: Ana Cristina Alvarez is an MFA graduate from the University of North Carolina—Wilmington and has worked for Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill and Graywolf Press. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior ReviewThe Butter, and Treehouse Magazine.   

    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN woodshop. Class code WO0318MJ
    • 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 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. Denise Kircher will assist.

    • Sunday, April 01, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO0518MJ
    • 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 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. Denise Kircher will assist.

    • Saturday, April 07, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Writers' Studio, Class Code-WR0418JB, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI, WA 98110
    • 11
    Register

    In this all-day workshop, veteran developmental editor Jason Black will lead you through a deep-dive of how narrative works and give you twelve hands-on skills for elevating your prose from good to great.

    The morning session covers the bedrock technique behind narrative: “show, don’t tell.” This core principle behind powerful narrative is widely misunderstood. Jason will fix that, leaving you with a clear understanding of when, why, and how to show, rather than tell, in your own writing. 

    The afternoon session delivers twelve crack techniques for self-editing and revision that will push your prose to new levels of clarity and elegance. The afternoon ends with an open-ended, “ask me anything” style Q&A on any questions relating to writing craft, story structure, and character development.

    For both sessions, you should bring a scene from their current work-in-progress for the in-class exercises and discussions. Don’t forget to bring a laptop or notepad as well!

    There will be an hour for lunch during the session. Bringing a sack lunch is a great idea.

    Instructor: Jason Black is a Seattle-area developmental editor who has helped scores of writers find the best in their work over the past nine years. Jason teaches writing, story structure, and character development classes through the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. He is a regular speaker at the PNWA Writers’ Conference and a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild’s speakers’ bureau. In addition to his blog, Jason's articles on writing craft have been featured in PNWA's Author magazine and the literary journal Line Zero. Jason edits for novelists in all genres, though his own novels, Bread for the Pharaoh, Pebblehoof, and Blackpelt are all middle-grade fiction. Find Jason online at PlotToPunctuation.com, or on Twitter as @p2p_editor.

    • Sunday, May 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO0518MJ
    • 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 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. Denise Kircher will assist.

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