Inside BARN

BARN is a hub for building, creating,  tinkering and fixing, open to people of all ages and skill levels.

You can build a garden bench, make a campfire grill, weave a rug, and possibly even fix a vacuum cleaner. Or you can focus on more artistic pursuits, such as making clever popup books, gorgeous prints, or pieces of furniture so finely crafted that they’re worthy of display in a gallery or art museum.

In fact, even if you’re a beginner, you might find yourself working side by side with someone whose work IS in a gallery or art museum. Mentoring the next generation is a priority for BARN. Novices, whether young or old, will be able to create, experiment and learn alongside experienced craftspeople.

BARN is an educational and service organization. In our temporary facility, we’ve already begun to offer rich array of classes, as well as opportunities to work on community service projects that require hands-on skills. Once you’ve been checked out on tool safety, you will also be able to use the workshops for personal projects. You’ll always be learning and sharing with the people working beside you. That’s what BARN is all about.

 

Robin Callahan took her first jewelry class soon after BARN’s temporary center opened. She loved it and discovered talents she didn’t know she had. Now she’s a regular in the Jewelry Studio’s open shop times, making rings that she sells to generate donations for her favorite charity, the Kitsap Humane Society.