Youth Maker Mondays: Junk Journal Making (Ages 10-14)

Youth, Print & Book Arts

Youth Maker Mondays: Junk Journal Making (Ages 10-14)

Make two junk journals – handmade books made of recycled paper and whatever “junk” you can find that works!

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 11/6/2023 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  2. Mon, 11/13/2023 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  3. Mon, 11/20/2023 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Mon, 11/6/2023 - Mon, 11/20/2023


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Youth Ages 10-12, Youth Ages 12-14, Youth Maker Monday, Youth Class

Print & Book Arts Studio

Book Arts


Let's make some fun and unique journals! Learn about different types of junk journals, make at least two unique journals by hand, and decorate pages using paper, stickers, stamps, and “junk” from your own home.

A junk journal is a handmade book made up of recycled items such as papers from magazines, patterned paper, music sheets, packaging, old books, maps, cards, doilies, and more. The books can be used as traditional journals, art journals, or scrapbooks. The list of possible materials and styles is endless, especially when your imagination is sparked! A combination of book making, collage, mixed media, and journaling, it's a great way to express your creativity. 

Registering Youth

  • Parent/guardian registering a child for the first time: When you register, select "Others Only" in the "Who Are You Registering?" section. On the next page, select "Add New Registrant." Create an account for your child.
    • The next time you register your child, use "Search Registrants" to select them.
  • Make sure to fill out your youth's emergency contact information and other details when creating their account.

We are grateful to the city of Bainbridge Island for a cultural funding grant that enables us to reduce the costs of Youth Maker Monday classes for families.


Students will make at least two unique journals by hand, and create embellishments for the pages.


All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own patterned or "junk" papers (old music sheets, envelopes, packaging, wrapping papers, maps, post cards), ribbon, fabric, or other embellishments to individualize their journals.

Class Policies

This Youth Maker Mondays class is for ages 10 through 14.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Jane Kim

Jane is a book arts, letterpress, junk journaling, and mixed media enthusiast who loves to make grungy and messy art. She enjoys sharing her love of junk journaling with others by teaching classes and workshops for kids and teens. Jane and her family fell in love with Bainbridge Island while on a vacation in the summer of 2022. By the fall of that year, they had moved to the island, and Jane became active in the Print and Book Arts Studio at BARN.

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