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Add craft and invention to your life

The next time you want to make something, repair something, or find a new creative outlet, come to BARN. You’ll find a vibrant community of artisans and makers eager to help you get started. You’ll also find 10 well-equipped studios. These community workspaces offer online and in-person classes and the tools you need to explore everything from 3D printing and jewelry making to weaving, woodworking, and more. Come see for yourself!

Print and Book Arts Class in progress

How BARN works

Ready to get started?

A class on making smart phone videos

Take a class

Everyone is welcome! Classes are online or at BARN and are open to anyone high school age and up. You don’t need to be a member — BARN classes are a great thing to do while visiting Bainbridge Island. In addition, summer and after-school classes are offered for teens and tweens. What will you make at BARN?

Find a Studio

Become part of a community that shares your passions. Each of BARN’s 10 studios focuses on a discipline such as fiber or wood. If you already know what you’re interested in, visit that studio page to find out what you can learn there, what equipment is available, and where to begin. Still searching for inspiration? Sign up for a studio orientation session, subscribe to the studio newsletter, or contact the studio lead.

Fiber Studio
Fiber Arts

Basketry
Needle arts
Sewing
Surface design
Weaving
more…

Fiber Arts
Glass Arts
Glass Arts

Fused Glass
Glass Mosaics
Stained Glass
Torchworking
more…

Glass Arts
Jewelry Studio
Jewelry & Fine Metals

Beadwork
Enameling
Jewelry Making
Lapidary
more…

Jewelry & Fine Metals
Kitchen Arts
Kitchen Arts

Baking
Cooking
Global Cuisine
Food Production
more…

Kitchen Arts
Media Arts
Media Arts

Photography
Podcasting
Videography
more…

Media Arts
Metal Studio
Metal Fabrication

Foundry
Machining
Sheet Metal
Welding
more…

Metal Fabrication
Print and Book
Print & Book Arts

Book Arts
Letterpress
Printmaking
more…

Print & Book Arts
Tech Lab
Tech Lab

3D printing
Laser cutting
Electronics & CNC
Drones & Robotics
more…

Tech Lab
Woodworking Studio
Woodworking & Small Boat Building

Woodturning
Woodworking
Small Boatbuilding
more…

Woodworking & Small Boat Building
Writers Studio
Writers

Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry
Publishing
more…

Writers

Become a Member

Join our active community of makers and realize the full benefit of BARN. Your membership includes access to open studio times, discounts on classes, and a key fob customized to your studio interests and tool certifications. BARN offers individual or family memberships that can be paid monthly or annually. Discounted memberships are available to students, educators, and active military.

BARN members use the looms in Fiber Arts during Open Studio

Support BARN

Your gift to BARN, regardless of the amount, changes lives for the better. Your tax-deductible contribution expands tuition support, creates new opportunities for youth, purchases and maintains equipment, and much more. You’ll make a difference by helping BARN to help others.

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