Find community and inspiration at BARN! - BARN

Find community and inspiration at BARN!

How BARN works

There are many ways to get started at BARN – choose which works best for you from the list below:

Take a Class:

You do not need to be a BARN member to take a class or attend an event – everyone is welcome. All classes are open to anyone ages 14 and up, unless otherwise noted. Find a complete calendar of all BARN classes here, or find a list of classes for each studio in the dropdown menu below “Events and Classes” on the home page. The class description will tell you if any prior experience is required, what to bring, and other details about the class.

Class tuition assistance is available whether you are a member or not. You can apply by clicking here to complete the simple online general application form.  Your application will be reviewed and you will receive a response within five business days.  If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

Find a Studio:

Interested in a particular studio?  You’ll find studio-specific information and the complete studio calendar by clicking on that studio’s icon on the BARN home page. To learn even more, attend one of the studio orientation sessions listed in the calendar, or contact the studio lead using the contact link in the left column of each studio page or on our Contact Us page.

Become a Member:

BARN members receive discounts on class fees, free access to equipment during Open Studio times, are invited to special members-only events, and receive a key fob that will give them access to studio spaces based on their interest and certification to use the tools and equipment. BARN offers annual individual and family memberships, which can be paid yearly or monthly. There are discounted memberships for students, educators and active military. Find more information here. If you would like assistance with the cost of BARN membership, please contact our Membership Coordinator Kate Henderson at [email protected] or call (206) 842-4475 x202

The BARN Facility

BARN’s facility is full of natural light and a joy to use, thanks to the design created by Johnpaul Jones, an internationally renowned architect who lives on Bainbridge.

At the center of the building, the C. Keith Birkenfeld Commons offers participants a place to interact as they have lunch or take a break. It includes a gallery of completed projects.

Outside, landscaping does double duty, helping to filter and absorb rainwater as well as supporting BARN programs by providing herbs for the kitchen or  natural dyes or basketry materials for the fiber arts studio.

BARN’s address is 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, the new name of what used to be a driveway leading into Grandma’s Christmas Tree Farm. The central location is ideal for BARN. It’s within walking distance of elementary, intermediate, middle and high schools. And Kitsap Transit buses stop nearby.