THERE IS A LOT GOING ON AT THE BARN AS YOU WILL SEE IN THE CALENDAR BELOW.
        Click on the category tabs below for details.

CLASS REGISTRATIONS must be received in advance. Please pay attention to class registration cut-off dates. Cut-off dates are established by the instructor so we will cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met by that date.  To register for a class, click on the register button at the bottom of a class description.  You will be able to choose to print off a form and mail it with a check or a credit card number or you may choose to complete the online form and pay using PayPal.  If you choose to print the form and mail it, you must complete all the information in order for us to process it.

We offer several SERIES of events, both in classes and live music categories and also have a CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM and a CERAMICS PROGRAM.  A general description of each series or program is at the top of each appropriate tab, then individual events are posted by date. Classes for children may be found under the Kids' Events tab.

Please note our PHOTO POLICY: We take photos of events, including classes, for use in promoting our programs at the Barn. If you participate in any event, a photo that includes you may be used on the website, in brochures or in flyers.
Classes & WorkshopsExhibitsPerformancesSpecial EventsKids' Events
CERAMICS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 TO 16

These ceramics classes are specially geared towards fun and artistic discovery.  In our friendly and relaxed environment, children will gain knowledge and confidence in the arts, while learning creative thinking.  Children will be exposed to and gain the experience of an actual professional pottery studio.

Ceramic artists Debi Robinson-Smith and Kassie Smith, both from Moscow, have helped us get the studio set up and will be the instructors.  

Debi Robinson-Smith has been creating art on the Palouse since 1985. She served for 7 years as co-chair of Palouse Women Artists, and is passionate about women in the arts. Debi has worked with students at the Colton School and the Dahmen Barn, and with "at risk" youth in the Quad Cities. While she currently works primarily in fabric arts (repairing delicate fabrics and mending heirlooms), recycled /up-cycled found object assemblages, her true calling is "hands in clay". She is looking forward to classes in the clay studio at the Dahmen Barn, and is thrilled to work with Kassie Smith, MFA, on the Barn's newest wonderful project.

Kassie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan in 2013. Immediately following, she moved to Moscow to pursue her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Idaho, which she completed in May of 2016. Kassie has been teaching (and loving) the Introduction to Ceramics course at the University of Idaho since January of 2014. She loves nothing more than being elbows deep in a giant mound of clay at the pottery wheel and enjoys sharing her passion with others. Wheel-throwing is her building technique of choice and she has a strong affinity for functional pottery while maintaining a dedicated sculptural art practice.

CLASS OFFERINGS ARE  LISTED BELOW
Ala Carte Children's Ceramics Classes summer 2017
Cost: $125.00
Date: For June, July and August classes, students may choose six sessions on Tuesdays and/or Saturdays from 1-3pm

Classes in our fully equipped studio are offered to children with any level of experience.  Kids will do hand building and those who wish to try a wheel will be able to do so.  Clay and firing is included in the fee.  Ceramic artist Debi Robinson-Smith from Moscow is the instructor.

In this ala carte approach, students may sign up for six sessions during the three months the topic is offered, any Tuesdays or Saturdays from 1-3pm.  The class fee must be paid at time of registration. When you register, we will put you in touch with the instructor for scheduling.

Ages: kids 5 to 16 years

Materials: all materials provided in the classes.


2017 Summer Creativity Days for Kids
Cost: $40.00
Date: Four Thursdays; July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3
All Day Summer Creativity Days for Kids (Excellent for working parents!)
3 topics each day: fun in our clay studio, a culinary arts session and a creative art project. Children should bring their own lunches. Come for the whole day or take individual sessions.

9:00am-11:00am Art Portion Instructed by Rosalie Wold has BFA in Elementary arts education.

11:30- 1:30 Culinary for kids Instructed By Dawn Baerlocher from Uniontown — Dawn is also a local 4-H teacher
July 13 - Summer Snack Making We'll focus on making healthy summer snacks that are not only healthy but are fun to build. We will be "creating" snacks that every kid is sure to enjoy with a variety of fruits and vegetables and homemade hummus using local garbanzo beans. This class we will cover good sanitation in the kitchen and why it’s important to wash fruits and vegetables etc.
July 20 - Homemade Pizza and Homemade salad. Build your own mini pizzas from scratch and create a delicious salad out of your favorite veggies.
July 27 - Bar Mania. We will be making homemade granola bars and several other styles of "bars." Some healthy, some more leaning towards dessert.
August 3 —Fun and simple breakfast for any time of day

2-4pm  Clay  Instructed by Deb Robinson Smith — Hand Build out of clay Critters, Bird Feeders and bells

Registrations MUST be received by the end of the day Monday for that week’s Thursday class.
Deadlines for registrations: Monday July 10, Monday July 17, Monday July 24 and Monday July 31.

Class fee is $40 each day, ala carte rates see below.
2017 Summer Creativity Days for Kids - Session 1 of 4
Cost: $40.00
Date: Thursday, July 13, 9 am to 4 pm
Register By: Monday, July 10

For children 8-16!

Please bring your own lunch; we provide a mid-afternoon snack.

9:00 to 11:00 ART PROJECT ($15 if taken individually.)

11:00 to 11:30 Lunch

11:30 to 1:30 CREATIVE COOKING ($20 if taken individually.)
July 13 - Summer Snack Making We'll focus on making healthy summer snacks that are not only healthy but are fun to build. We will be "creating" snacks that every kid is sure to enjoy with a variety of fruits and vegetables and homemade hummus using local garbanzo beans. This class we will cover good sanitation in the kitchen and why it’s important to wash fruits and vegetables etc.

1:30 to 2:00 Snack & unstructured outdoor exercise

2:00 to 4:00 CLAY PROJECT ($20 if taken individually)
Hand Build out of clay Critters, Bird Feeders and bells with Debi Robinson-Smith


You may register a child for the entire day by clicking on the registration button below, but to register for individual classes, call the shop at 509-229-3414.

Please register by the Monday before the Thursday. We are unable to take walk-ins for children's classes.

2017 Summer Creativity Days for Kids - Session 2 of 4
Cost: $40.00
Date: Thursday July 20, 9 am to 4 pm
Register By: Monday, July 17

For children 8-16! Please bring your own lunch; we provide a mid-afternoon snack.
9:00 to 11:00 ART PROJECT ($15 if taken individually.)

11:00 to 11:30 Lunch

11:30 to 1:30 CREATIVE COOKING ($20 if taken individually.)
July 20 - Homemade Pizza and Homemade salad. Build your own mini pizzas from scratch and create a delicious salad out of your favorite veggies. 1:30 to 2:00 Snack & unstructured outdoor exercise

2:00 to 4:00 CLAY PROJECT($20 if taken individually)
Hand Build out of clay Critters, Bird Feeders and bells with Debi Robinson-Smith

You may register a child for the entire day by clicking on the registration button below,but to register for individual classes, call the shop at 509-229-3414.

Please register by the Monday before the Thursday. We are unable to take walk-ins for children's classes.
2017 Summer Creativity Days for Kids - Session 3 of 4
Cost: $40.00
Date: Thursday, July 27, 9 am to 4 pm
Register By: Monday, July 24
For children 8-16!

Please bring your own lunch; we provide a mid-afternoon snack. 

9:00 to 11:00  ART PROJECT  ($15 if taken individually.)  

11:00 to 11:30  Lunch

11:30 to 1:30 CREATIVE COOKING  ($20 if taken individually.)
July 27 - Bar Mania. We will be making homemade granola bars and several other styles of "bars." Some healthy, some more leaning towards dessert.
 


1:30 to 2:00  Snack & unstructured outdoor exercise

2:00 to 4:00  CLAY PROJECT  ($20 if taken individually)
Hand Build out of clay Critters, Bird Feeders and bells with Debi Robinson-Smith
 
 

You may register a child for the entire day by clicking on the registration button below, but to register for individual classes, call the shop at 509-229-3414. 

Please register by the Monday before the Thursday.  We are unable to take walk-ins for children's classes.
2017 Summer Creativity Days for Kids - Session 4 of 4
Cost: $40.00
Date: Thursday, August 3, 9 am to 4 pm
Register By: Monday, July 31

For children 8-16!

Please bring your own lunch; we provide a mid-afternoon snack. 

9:00 to 11:00  ART PROJECT  ($15 if taken individually.)  

11:00 to 11:30  Lunch

11:30 to 1:30 CREATIVE COOKING  ($20 if taken individually.)  
August 3 —Fun and simple breakfast for any time of day


1:30 to 2:00  Snack & unstructured outdoor exercise

2:00 to 4:00  CLAY PROJECT  ($20 if taken individually)
Hand Build out of clay Critters, Bird Feeders and bells with Debi Robinson-Smith
 
 

You may register a child for the entire day by clicking on the registration button below, but to register for individual classes, call the shop at 509-229-3414. 

Please register by the Monday before the Thursday.  We are unable to take walk-ins for children's classes
EVENTS
& CLASSES

BARN & SHOP HOURS:  Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.
CLOSED: New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


 
 
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