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Let nature inspire you this fall at the 150-acre Bloedel Reserve.

Join us for Nature and Creativity Retreat from 1 to 5 pm on Sept. 12. You’ll be nourished through guided time on the land, poetry, a few short meditations, writing prompts, and free-writes. You’ll also have time to work quietly on whatever individual creative projects (manuscripts, poetry, collages, paintings, etc.) you bring with you.

Sign Up Today for October Youth Programs!

Youth Maker Mondays Return!

Classes start Oct. 2

Makers age 8 to 18 will enjoy BARN’s after-school youth classes on everything from welding and cooking to sewing and glass work. Classes run for three weeks from 2:30 to 5 pm, lining up with the Bainbridge Island School District’s early release days.

Teen Night

Register Now for Teen Night

Friday, Oct. 6, 6 – 9 pm

Teens (7th to 12th grades), come on down to BARN for a free evening of art, friends, and creativity! Registration is required!
This year, teens will choose their studio activity during registration and have time for a longer project.


Fiber Arts

Sewing: Basic Flat Roman Shade Construction

Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 am – 3 pm

Roman shades are a practical and versatile addition to any décor. They can be sheer, lined for more privacy, lined for blackout, or interlined with flannel for insulation.

You’ll construct a sample-size shade using techniques that can apply to many shade style variations. Learn how to measure your own windows for shades and methods for installing them. You’ll also discuss fabrics and linings appropriate for different shade styles.

Roman Shade

More Fiber Classes

Fiber: Back to Studio Fall Social
Saturday, September 9, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Spinning: Introduction to Drop Spindle
2 meetings, Monday, September 11 and Monday, September 18, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Fiber Community: Kitsap Cosplay Guild: Cosplay and Costuming Interest Group
Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Better Together: Fitting Your Clothes
September 13, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Sewing: Garment Basics Stylish Unisex Pants
2 meetings, Saturday, September 16, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday, September 17, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Knitting: Pockets for All!
Monday, September 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Knit Your First Sweater
6 meetings, class starts Thursday, September 21, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Fiber Dye Lab Orientation
Friday, September 22, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Sewing: Basic Flat Roman Shade Construction
Saturday, September 23, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Glass Arts

Make a Pocket Vase of Glass

Thursday, Sept. 28, 10 am – 1 pm

Make a vase of glass guaranteed to jazz up any wall space!

Learn best practices for cutting glass and how to use fiber paper to make a watertight space between two sheets of glass. Design elements also will be discussed so your creation reflects your individual style.

Pocket Vase
More Glass Arts Classes

Jazzy Geometrics
Thursday, September 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Glass Studio Social
Sunday, September 17, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Make a Pocket Vase of Glass
Thursday, September 28, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mirror with Glass Mosaic
Sunday, October 1, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CrystalBlast Elite Training
Friday, October 6, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Glass Studio Orientation
Saturday, October 7, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Kiln Carving with Fused Glass
2 meetings, Sunday, October 8, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM and Tuesday, October 10, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Frit & Foliage
3 meetings, class starts Monday, October 16, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Autumn Leaves Glass Wreath
2 meetings, Sunday, October 22 and Sunday, October 29, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Lapidary Series: Points, Curves and Facets

Fridays, Sept. 15 and 22 10 am – 3 pm

Be introduced to different intermediate cutting styles and get more time on the wheels perfecting your cabochons. Learn how to cut and polish stones in new ways. Points, facets, flat surfaces, and integrating natural stone surfaces are covered.

More Jewelry Classes

Hydraulic Press Skills: Add Texture and Dimension to Your Work
2 meetings, Thursday, September 14 and Thursday, September 21, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Lapidary Series: Points, Curves, and Facets
2 meetings, Friday, September 15 and Friday, September 22, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Jewelry Soldering: Skills Class
Saturday, September 16, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Pendant Necklace Project Class
3 meetings, class starts Tuesday, September 26, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pin-Backs and Brooches
Thursday, September 28, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Post Earrings
Saturday, September 30, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Stone Setting 1 – Basic Bezels – Ring
3 meeting, class starts Tuesday, October 10, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Kitchen Arts

Beer Tour of Germany

Monday Sept. 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

People have made beer for thousands of years. In that time, geography and technology have shaped the ingredients used to brew beer and have produced the wide range of flavors and styles recognized today. Begin your journey in Germany — just in time to level up your Oktoberfest skills. Some of the beers most commonly associated with this country are lager, Märzen, Festbier, Bock, pale lager, wheat beers, Kolsch, and Altbier. You can expect to learn what makes these beers unique and sample a number of them. Ages 21+

Beer Tour
More Cooking & Baking Classes

Family-Style Sushi Two Ways
Thursday, September 21, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Family-Style Sushi Two Ways
Sunday, September 24, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Creating and Planning Plant-Based Meals
Sunday, October 1, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Youth Maker Mondays: Harvest Creations (Ages 12-18)
Mondays, October 2, October 9, and October 16, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Homemade Gnocchi with Giovanni
Saturday, October 7, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

DIY: Japanese Curry Blocks
Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Metal Fabrication

Welding: TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) #1

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2 – 5 pm

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans working with more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel.

TIG welding is more difficult to learn than Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding since it requires greater hand/eye coordination and the simultaneous use of both hands and a foot (controlling the amperage pedal).

TIG Welding
More Metal Classes

Machine Shop Orientation
Monday, September 11, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Metal Casting in the Foundry
Thursday, September 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Welding: TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) #1
Sunday, September 24, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Machine Shop Orientation
Monday, September 25, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Finishing a Metal Casting
Thursday, September 28, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Youth Maker Mondays: Weld a Metal Pet (Ages 12-18)
Mondays, October 2, October 9, and October 16, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Welding: TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) #1 & #2
Sunday, October 8, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Lay Out and Cut Numbers with the CNC Plasma Cutter
Monday, October 9, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Print & Book Arts

Make a Hand-Sewn Hardcover Book

Tuesday Sept. 19 and Thursday Sept. 21, 1 – 4 pm

Learn the fundamentals of handmade book design and construction while making your own hardcover book with a sewn binding.
Make a 64-page hardcover book from scratch with decorative paper covers, hand-torn pages, and a hand-stitched binding. You’ll learn the fundamentals of book design, construction, and binding, while producing your own archival-quality blank book, suitable as a writing journal or sketchbook.

Hand-Sewn Book
More Print & Book Arts Classes

Landscape Collage Workshop
Sunday, September 10, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Print & Book Studio Orientation – Member Fob Activation
Thursday, September 14, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Exploring Letterpress
Saturday, September 23, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tech Lab

Fusion 360 Organic Shapes

Monday Sept. 18 and Wednesday Sept. 20, 6 – 8 pm

See how amazing Fusion 360 is at creating organic shapes in addition to prismatic rectilinear shapes.

Learn how to use the Fusion 360’s Surface environment as a tool for your solid shape designs. Then, move on to the power of T-splines in its Form environment for next-level control over smooth, round shapes. Prerequisites: You should already have taken the entire Fusion 360 Basics series.

Fusion 360
More Tech Lab Classes

Tech Lab Show and Tell
Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Introduction to Electrical Soldering
Saturday, September 16, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Recording and Analyzing Marine Mammal Sounds (Free SIG)
Sunday, September 17, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Vector Graphics 101: Learn to Draw on Your Computer With Inkscape
Saturday, September 23, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Introduction to 3D Surface Modeling with Blender
Wednesday, October 4, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tech Lab Orientation
Saturday, October 7, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Introduction to 3D Printing
Saturday, October 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding

Create a Custom Cutting Board

Sundays, Sept. 17, 24, and Oct. 1, 9 am – 12 pm

Make a custom cutting board from strips of hardwood as you gain experience with many key power tools in the studio.

If you’re relatively new to woodworking with power tools, making a cutting board from strips of contrasting wood is a perfect way to build your confidence with tools such as the jointer, planer, miter saw, and table saw.

And if you’re a more experienced woodworker, this class will cover tips for steps such as gluing and finishing that you can apply to many later projects.


Wood Cuttingboard
More Woodworking Classes

Carving Afternoon (Free)
Sunday, September 10, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Woodworking Basics: Prepping Lumber for Projects
2 meetings, Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Orientation to the Woodshop
Monday, September 18, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Working with Commercial Veneers
Monday, September 18, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Intro to Woodturning
3 meetings, class starts Tuesday, September 19, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Woodworking Basics: Power Tools
3 meetings, class starts Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1
Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sharpening Your Own Chisels & Plane Blades
Thursday, September 21, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Woodworking Basics: Table Saw Techniques
2 meetings, Saturday, September 23 and Saturday, September 30, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Writers’ Studio

The Plot Thickens: Incorporating the Elements of Mystery Into Any Genre with A.C. Fuller

Thurs., Oct. 21, 1 – 3 pm

Led by accomplished author A.C. Fuller, this workshop reveals how to turn any story into an unputdownable page-turner.

Using examples from best-selling literary fiction, mysteries, fantasy, and even memoirs, you’ll learn professional techniques for weaving compelling mystery and suspense into your book, regardless of genre.

AC Fuller
More Writing Classes

Nature-Inspired Writing Workshop
Sunday, September 10, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Landscape Collage Workshop
Sunday, September 10, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Nature and Creativity Retreat
Tuesday, September 12, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Ten-Minute Playwriting Workshop
Sunday, October 1 and Sunday, October 8, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Youth Maker Mondays: Songwriting Studio (Ages 12-16)
Mondays, October 2, October 9, and October 16, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Youth Maker Mondays: Improv for All! (Ages 12-18)
Mondays, October 2, October 9, and October 16, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…
Saturday, October 28, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

More Classes and Events

See all classes, meetups, and workshops in BARN’s catalog.