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We welcome youth & teens at BARN! Here’s a list, in chronological order.
Everyone loves a handmade gift! We’ll bring a few ideas for gifts you can make in the fiber studio, or you can dream up your own.
Ideas we’ll bring could include woven potholders or pillows, small tote bags (good for wrapping gifts), Shibori or tie-dye scarves, aprons made from upcycled denim or scrap fabric, patchwork book covers or phone holders, woven fabric baskets, and macrame plant holders.
Ideas you might develop … could be anything you can make in the fiber studio!
After you register, please email email@example.com and let us know the project you have in mind so we can have the appropriate expert to assist you.
Come make some great gifts for family and friends!
Materials fees: $20, plus you may want to bring your own supplies to complete your gifts.
What supplies students should bring:
Any supplies you want to use, the fiber arts studio also has a stash of yarn and fabric you can scrounge through.
The Holidays are upon us! Let’s make some treats for yourself and some to give.
Week 1 ~ Edible Advent Calendar: We will decorate sugar cookies with modeling chocolate and paint them with food color. You will have 24 numbered cookies to nestle into a gift box, for the perfect Holiday countdown.
Week 2 ~ Chocolate Bombs: Let’s make 2” chocolate balls and fill them with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows. All you need is a cup of hot milk for the perfect wintry drink.
Week 3 ~ Stained Glass Gingerbread Cookies: Do you like to decorate your holiday home with a gingerbread house? How about a cookie with a stained glass center, or cutouts? We will also add a little hole on the top of the cookie so you can add a ribbon and hang it up.
Christine Chapman has 20 years of cake decorating experience. She is the owner of Crumbs Cakery, a custom cake studio on Bainbridge Island. Christine is a self-taught cake artist and opened her shop 6 years ago on the island. Her work is known for its realistic art projects (dragons, robots, superheroes, etc ) and has been featured in numerous magazines. Check out her Instagram account crumbs.cakery to see her latest work!
In this 3 session (in-studio) youth class designed for students ages 12 -16, students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises on how to: make a symbol stamped pendant necklace, a pair of disc cut metal hanging earrings and a beaded ornament. Students will get to take home each of their projects wrapped and ready to gift.
Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography.
Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills.
Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions.
You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns
High schoolers, come on down to BARN for an evening of games, friends, music, and creativity! You're not going to want to miss it. You'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry-making, metal-working, and more - every month is a different lineup. You can also just hang out and chill or work on your own projects.
This fall, our Teen Nights will be based outdoors, with some activities taking place under our large canopies and some small group activities happening inside our facility. All participants will be required to wear masks and only students who are fully vaccinated will be permitted in the building.
No registration is required, but teens will be asked to sign in and out and provide a parent phone number and email address upon arrival.
Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new friends.
Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island. BARN is pleased to partner with Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island, and Bainbridge Youth Services for this event.
A fun introduction to glass by using the copper foil method to make a tree ornament. Retired high school teacher, Jim Washington will oversee experienced or beginner glass enthusiasts as they create a holiday ornament. A wonderful family opportunity to share together as youth ages 12 and up are welcome.
Jim Washington comes to BARN with 35 years in vocational education settings. He has taught classes in cold, warm and hot glass, glass batching, ceramics, manufacturing, woodshop, and composites. His first love was the glass arts program in Central Kitsap which he built and ran for 12 years.
Learn to use woodworking tools safely, efficiently and with precision while you build a project such as a desk organizer or a tool tote. You will be able to customize the design to suit the way you plan to use your project.
Projects are subject to the instructor's approval, with one key criteria being that your design is streamlined enough to complete within the three sessions of this class.
This 3 session (in-studio) youth class is designed for students ages 10-12. Students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice how to: make a disc cut symbol stamped pendant necklace, a memory wire bead bracelet and a variety of wire rings. Students will get to take home their projects. All the tools and materials will be provided for use during the classes.
In honor of Martin Luther King in January, let’s use our Youth Maker Monday time for a service project! In addition to creating something to give back, you’ll improve your sewing skills, too! We’ll make personal hygiene purses to be donated to teen girls in Zambia through the Sew Powerful organization.
These purses let girls carry items they need when they have their monthly time so that they can stay in school all month long. Without these purses, these girls stay home from school during that time and then get behind in their schoolwork, making it harder for them to graduate.
In this Maker Monday class, you’ll make at least one crossbody purse to give—you can add a note to say hello to the recipient—and then make a purse for yourself. We’ll start off the class with an orientation on BARN’s brand new sewing machines. Then, for your first purse, you’ll choose from pre-cut pieces for the purse exterior, lining, strap, and pocket. You’ll practice sewing straight seams on both thick and thin fabric to assemble the purse.
For your next purse, you’ll practice cutting straight cuts of fabric with a rotary cutter, adding fusible interfacing, and adding interior pockets. You’ll probably have time for another purse so you can perfect your skills and adjust your design as you like. When all our purses are completed, we’ll pack them up to send to the main office of Sew Powerful in Renton, WA, which will send them on to Zambia, along with other personal hygiene purses made by sewists like you from all over the world.
Instructors: Catherine Camp and Fran Fuller
Join experienced glass artist Constance Ducar for a beginning glass casting class. No previous glass skills required. Start with glass shards and finish with nine pocket hearts. Make a casting pan of 2 inch glass pocket hearts using a basic casting technique. These hearts are perfect for Valentines Day, someone special or a nice way to say thank you.
You can bring one friend, child, or grandchild with you. Youth must be fully vaccinated by the start of this class. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.
Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces.
When you build something with wood, the wood can be purely functional, chosen for its width, length and strength. But wood can also be an incredibly beautiful material, with intriguing grain and color. Perhaps you've seen a coffee table or other piece of furniture built of thick slabs of wood with swirling, multicolor grain.
In this class, you will learn some of the basics of building with slabs, but in miniature. You'll start with a thick slab of locally milled wood, probably big-leaf maple, about 12 inches wide by 18 inches long, with intriguing grain and characteristics that others might see as defects. You'll learn how to remove the punky parts, fill in with epoxy, and sculpt the edges to keep a natural look but without sharp edges. Then you'll smooth the surface, apply finish, and go home with a beautiful piece you can use as a cutting board, charcuterie board or shelf.
Instructor: Marianne Spur. Marianne heads community service projects in the BARN Woodworking Studio and has been leading a team building a conference table for the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce from thick slabs of locally milled maple. Construction techniques from that project wil be taught in this class, but in miniature.
Enjoy an afternoon of creative hands-on activities in BARN's 10 artisan studios. It's free, and open to all ages.
Many activities are planned in all 10 of our studios for this very special day. More information will be posted in March 2022.
Park: At BARN, or the adjacent Christmas tree lot. Parking also available at the First Baptist Church on North Madison, with a free Sweet Deal Mobile shuttle.
Festival of Trees Fundraiser!
More information will be posted in 2022