Welcome to Youth Programs at BARN - BARN

Welcome to Youth Programs at BARN

Youth Maker Mondays

We welcome youth and families at BARN!  We offer a variety of programs specifically for teens and younger children, and all of BARN’s classes are open to youth age 14+.   Read about the many opportunities below, or view all youth classes!

Youth Maker Monday After-School Classes 

We’re excited to offer after-school youth classes throughout the school year.  Classes run for three weeks from 2:30 – 5pm, lining up with early release days in the Bainbridge Island School District. Registration is open for the following classes:

January 30 – February 13

March 6 – March 20

Teen Nights: 

Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for an evening of games, friends, music, and creativity! New this year: Save your spot by registering in advance to ensure that we have enough food and activities for everyone! We’ll also need a youth waiver, which you can submit online. See below for registration links to all upcoming events.

You’ll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry-making, metal-working, and more – every month is a different lineup. You can also just hang out and work on casual craft projects in the commons. Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new friends! All teens will be asked to sign in and confirm emergency contact information upon arrival. Some studio activities may require masks.

Teen Night Dates


Each summer we hire both paid and unpaid teen interns to support our summer programs.  Our hiring period has closed for this year, but if you are interested in Summer 2023, you can complete this application anytime.  You can also visit our volunteer page to learn more about volunteering at BARN.

Teen Council:

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 through the school year 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.

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.

For more information on any of these activities, please contact:

Sarah Jones
Youth Programs Coordinator
[email protected]
or call 206-842-4475 x224