Opportunities for youth at BARN
We hope youth and families find many opportunities to become active at BARN. The classes and programs listed in the Youth Calendar are either specifically designed for youth or have been “tagged” by studios because the event topic might be of interest to youth. In addition, all classes at BARN are open to 14 and above, unless noted otherwise.
Middle School Maker Mondays:
Middle Schoolers: come on over to BARN after school on early release days for our Maker Monday sessions! We’re enrolling now for our Jewelry Skills series which will run for the month of March, and we have a two-week special collaborative class between our Glass Studio and our Woodworking Studio in March. Stay tuned for more Maker Monday sessions this spring!
High school students in grades 9 – 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights! Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends! Our next Teen Night is February 14, 2020. Click here for more information.
Special Teen Spring Break Class:
We are offering a special weaving class for teenagers during Spring Break! In one day, teens will learn how to set up a Rigid Heddle Loom and finish a project.
Girls Who Code club:
BARN is hosting a free Girls Who Code club once again for the 2019-20 school year for girls in grades 6-12. The club meets every Thursday afternoon (except school holidays) through March 5th, from 3:45 – 5pm. Girls are guided through a progression of computer & programming skills throughout the year. We have a few spots available for the remainder of the year. Click here for more information.
More ways to get involved:
In addition, we are developing other opportunities for youth to share their knowledge and enthusiasm, engage in our studios and learn from BARN artisans.
Teen Council: High school and middle school students can help guide and direct BARN’s youth offerings.
Internships: BARN is fueled by volunteers. Join the BARN team as a volunteer, and as a high school student, you could apply for an unpaid Work Experience Credit. We also have limited paid summer internships in partnership with Bainbridge Youth Services. Please contact BYS to inquire.
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: