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 offer after-school classes for youth & teens this school year! Classes run on Monday afternoons in three-week blocks through the school year. Most are timed to Our February classes (2/7, 2/14 & 2/28) include the following:
- Baking Breakfast Goodies (Ages 12-16)
- Friendship Gifts (Ages 10-16)
- Let the Wood Speak (Ages 12-14)
- Personalized Stamped Metal (Ages 10-14)
- Poetry Circle (Ages 12-18)
- Producing Podcasts (Ages 12-16)
Click on the calendar icon on this page to see all of our upcoming offerings.
We are sorry to report that we have canceled our January Teen Night due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases. Thank you for your patience. We hope to get back to business for our February Teen Night on 2/11. Please check this page for the most up-to-date information about our events.
Teen Nights have been growing in popularity! They are free events that bring teens together for hands-on craft projects & creative outlets. No pre-registration is required. Our winter events will be based indoors and all participants must be vaccinated and wear masks throughout the evening (except while eating at a distance from others – did we mention pizza is provided?!) Teen Nights are held every 2nd Friday from 6-9pm through May – except April which will be the 3rd Friday of the month.
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 early March, so check back then to get first dibs on all the great classes!
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.