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Nutshell Pram Auction

Here’s your chance to own a beautiful Nutshell Pram, designed by legendary boatbuilder Joel White and built at BARN.

Until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 you can place a bid on this boat. All proceeds will support BARN programs, including the boatbuilding program in the Woodworking Studio. Find out more and place your bid here.
BARN Bazaar November 23
BARN Makers: Tudor-Sykes family
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Save the date: BARN Bazaar November 23

Once a year BARN members offer their collected works to the public at the BARN Bazaar, giving you an opportunity to purchase hand-crafted items direct from the makers.

You’ll find work from more than 40 BARN artisans. Wooden bowls, furniture and carvings from the Woodshop. Beautiful woven pieces and felted hats from Fiber Arts. Handcrafted jewelry, glass art, and artisan foods will also be available. Everything on display was made right here at BARN – it’s a great way to see what’s possible and to give one-of-a-kind gifts made by hand!

BARN Bazaar, Saturday, November 23, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

BARN Makers:  The Tudor-Sykes Family

The Tudor-Sykes family has moved to many different places over the past several years. From California to England, to Texas then back to California, and most recently to Bainbridge Island. But no matter where they’re living, their passion for creativity makes it feel like home.

All four family members -- Lance Sykes, Eliza Tudor, 13-year-old Cleo and 10-year-old Dexter -- are avid makers and artists. When researching their move to the Island, they found BARN. “We became members before we moved here,” Eliza said. “BARN was our first port of call on the Island.” Since their arrival in June of 2019, they’ve immersed themselves in BARN activities.

Eliza is a writer, with a MFA in Creative Writing and a MA in English, and has many published works to her credit. In January she will teach her first BARN class called Cut Up and Write, where students can experiment with literary techniques inspired by collage, mosaic and kintsugi. She is a member of the Steering Committee in the Writers’ studio, and has taken letterpress classes in the Print & Book Studio.

Lance restores classic automobiles, and is taking advantage of the tools and expertise in the Metal Fabrication studio.

Daughter Cleo has done a deep dive into BARN. She set a goal of taking classes in each of the 10 BARN studios, and is already well on her way. Cleo made a cigar-box guitar in Woodworking, cooked her way around the world in Kitchen Arts (“I loved making the Thai Green Curry – I enjoyed the leftovers for days!), took a class in Glass Arts, and just finished a cloth backpack in the Fiber Studio as part of the Middle School Makers Mondays program. Cleo is working toward a career in prosthetic design, and hopes to use her artistic skills to create customized devices.

Dexter is excited that he’s 10 now -- old enough to enroll in next year’s Summer Youth classes at BARN. He’s looking forward to working in Electronic and Technical Arts and learning more about 3D printing. He works in comics, character design, graphic novels, and animation.

“I’m so grateful for the role the BARN artists and makers are playing in the lives of my family (and particularly, my children)—as teachers, mentors, master artisans, and people living their practice,” Eliza said. “We don’t live near family, so BARN is our home base, and is a wonderful and safe place for Cleo and Dexter to learn new skills.”

They'll have ample opportunity to do so. "Bainbridge Island is our new home; we are here to stay!" Eliza said.

Photos: Top right: Cleo (holding a fused glass bowl she made in Glass Arts), Eliza and Dexter. Bottom left: Eliza in a letterpress class (photo by Peggy Graving).
This weekend, join BARN as we celebrate REFRACT, a first-ever regional glass arts event. We'll offer free tours, a glass art exhibit and more. Find details here.

Upcoming BARN classes and events

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All classes are open to anyone age 14 and up, unless otherwise noted. Classes will be held at BARN's facility at 8890 Three Tree Lane NE. This list does not include the many Open Studios, member orientations and safety sessions. Go to the full BARN calendar for dates and times of those events. There are many more classes and open studio times on BARN's calendar, and new classes are added every day. Check in often at the full schedule of upcoming classes and events. There are many more classes on the schedule. See the full list here.

BARN Studios

From Book Arts to Writers, here's a list of the studio groups that are currently part of BARN, plus links to help you get connected. If you want general information about a studio and want to know how to get started, please click on the studio lead's name to send them a message, or visit the BARN website to sign up for an upcoming class or event.

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