We welcome youth and families at BARN! All classes are open to teens age 14 and above and we also offer a variety of programs specifically for teens and younger children. Please read about the many opportunities below.
Youth Maker Mondays:
We’re excited to bring back our after-school classes for youth & teens this fall! Classes will run on Monday afternoons from 2:30 – 5pm in three-week blocks through the school year. November classes include Video Game Creation, Jewelers Torch, Fiber Arts, Cooking 101 & Stained Glass! Click on the Calendar on this page to see the full lineup.
For those who might be busy after school on Mondays, we are offering a 5-week Youth Filmmaking workshop on Thursdays from 4-5pm! We also have a Poetry Circle class later this fall with a later start time on Mondays, for those who might not be available to arrive by 2:30.
We are offering in-person Teen Nights this fall, and our next event will be on Friday, November 12th. Teen Nights are free and bring teens together for hands-on craft projects & creative outlets. It’s SO much fun! No registration is required – feel free to just show up. The events this fall will be based outdoors, with some activities indoors (involving small groups of students who are vaccinated and wearing masks).
The BARN Teen Council is made up of teens who would like to be around other creative people and help support hands-on activities for young people in our community. The Teen Council provides ideas and input so we can make BARN youth & teen events even better! The group meets for one hour every month and there are additional opportunities to help with one-time or ongoing activities such as our Teen Nights or other youth programs. To join or get more information, please click here.
Summer Youth Programs:
We love having kids & teens at BARN for our summer programs! In 2022 our programs will run for five weeks, from July 11 – August 11. We’ll announce our full lineup in March, so check back then!
More ways to get involved:
In addition to the events above, we have other opportunities for youth to share their knowledge and enthusiasm, engage in our studios and learn from BARN artisans:
Community Service: Get involved in any of the community service projects at BARN.
Independent Studies/Mentorships: If you are interested in Independent Studies through your local high school, contact your school counselor.
Partnerships: We would love to chat with representatives of schools, youth and community groups on how to connect our programs with yours.