Welcome to BARN’s Youth & Family Programs
Beyond the fact that almost all BARN classes and program are open to 14 years and older, we also offer classes and activities that are specifically focused on youths and families. Click on the calendar to discover these classes and events.
In addition, we are developing other opportunities for youth to share their knowledge and enthusiasm, engage our artisan studios and learn from our mentors.
This summer, our Teen Camp offers full-week immersion experiences, with several studios offering workshops each week, for ages 13 to 18. Participants will prepare weekly lunches with our Kitchen Arts chefs.
What’s coming up? Here are future plans to engage our youth community:
Summer Teen Camps are filling up, the first week starts the week of July 17:
Old School Meets New School, Electronics and Fiber: Teen Camp at BARN
You will learn both learn basic electronics skills of soldering, 3D Printing, sewing skills during the “Youth in Stitches” workshop and as your explore the ETA studio. Old School meets New School when you create a wearable electronic garment,
This is a full week immersion experience at BARN, where you will become familiar with Electronic and Fiber Arts skills.
Kitchen Arts will teach you to make your own lunches and each the the group will make and eat lunches..
Here are the workshops for the week:
Youth in Stitches; Instructor: Jeni Adams
Have fun and learn to sew at the same time. This class is guaranteed to keep you in stitches. Students will learn how to:
– use a sewing machine
· become a straight stitch wizard
· practice ziz-zag sewing stitches
· learn about sergers and how to use them.
During this class you will learn these skills while making a book bag and pillowcase with fabrics that express your personality.
Intro to 3D Printing Instructor: Bill Garvey
Get an over of 3D printing and how to use BARN’s 3D printers. Students will download a 3D model from an online source prepare it for printing and see the printers work.
Make a Box On the Laser Cutter Instructor: Rick Gordon
Learn the basics of making things on the laser cutter by creating a small box with finger joints in 2D design software (Inkscape) and cutting it on the laser cutter.
More to do at BARN:
Internships: BARN is fueled by volunteers. Join the BARN team as a volunteer, and as a high school student, you could apply for a unpaid Work Experience Credit.
Community Service: Get involved in the any of the community service projects at BARN.
Independent Studies/Mentorships: We will have a pilot program in fall 2017 where students can get school credit for learning artisan skills.
Youth Council: We are recruiting members for our Youth Council, which will make sure youth have a voice at BARN and contribute ideas on how BARN should respond to youth interest.
Partnerships: We would love to chat with representatives of schools, youth and community groups on how to connect our programs with yours.
For more information, please contact Catherine Camp, BARN vice president-operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Camps 2017: