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Weaving combines color, fiber, & patterns in endless unique options.
Learn how to do all the steps in weaving: winding on a warp, setting up & using the loom, weave structure and pattern, how to plan for projects, and tricks of the craft.
This 5-session class is hands’ on using floor looms and other equipment. During the class you will weave samples with the emphasis on learning how to weave and plan.
Students will use BARN floor looms & equipment.
Material Fees: $20
Bring cash or a check made out to BARN the first day of class.
What to Bring: Students should bring their own scissors.
In each session, students will be introduced to fused glass basics, studio safety, vocabulary, products, compatibility, glass cutting, tools, equipment, slumping molds, how to use the BARN studio, and kiln use and care.
At the completion of the class, participants will leave with glass 'samplers' and two completed fused glass projects.
NOTE: In order to use Open Studio Access or Monitored Open Studio for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting, grinder use, mold prep, and kiln use. This mandatory course will address those competencies. Due to the idiosyncrasies of the glass studio and our teaching methods & logistics this class is for seasoned artists as well.
There is an additional materials Fee of $85 that will be added to the cost of class when you register.
Instructors: Diane Bonciolini, Constance Ducar, Kendra Harrington
Diane Bonciolini: The "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio, Diane's love of glass is her passion. As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. She describes glass, her medium of choice, as having a life of its own. This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations: stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete.
Constance Ducar is relatively new to fusing glass and is a member of the Glass Art Studio Steering Committee. She is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She is also active in the Fiber Arts Studio.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are beginning a new series of programs we call “Sew-Alongs. ” What is a Sew-Along? It is kind of like a sewing bee where a group of sewing enthusiasts get together and work on the same kind of project.
The Fiber Arts Studio 'Sewing Programming Committee' has selected some popular clothing patterns. People who want to participate will purchase the pattern and buy the fabric and notions required to make the garment. Then, we will meet and work together to make the chosen garment.
The first Sew-Along project is the 'Out and About Dress' by Sew Caroline. You can see a picture of it by clicking on the following link: Out and About Dress.
Men interested in participating should contact us about an alternative pattern: email@example.com
WHAT TO BRING:
Skill Level. Advanced Beginner: Experience with using a sewing machine and cutting fabric for simple sewing projects.
Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.
This class has been postponed.
In this two session class you will learn how to safely use the Vertical Milling Machine. The Mill is one of the most useful machines for making simple to complex parts out of metal or plastic. We will cover work holding, cutters, the rotary table, and how to deal with different materials.
After completion of the class you will be able to make that part that they just don’t have at the hardware store. You will leave the class with a set of coasters or other useful items that you have made.
Additional Materials Fee of $10 for plastic and metal used during class will be added to the tuition and then totaled when you register.
Instructor Bio: Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop.
For questions please contact the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Across cultures and literary history, the literary arts have had a longstanding connection to visual culture. In this class, we’ll look at various examples of the ways in which literary and visual artists have approached bringing text and image together – we’ll look at ekphrastic poetry, visual artists using text, and literary authors using image and visual forms to innovate their work. We’ll focus primarily on creative strategies to generate your own ideas for writing and try out a variety of writing exercises.
Bring a laptop or notebook to take notes and use for exercises. We’ll meet for one, three-hour session and explore a range of exercises and creative strategies. This class is for beginning and intermediate writers.
Instructor: Shin Yu Pai holds a Masters of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and writes poetry and personal essays, in addition to making work as a visual artist. From 2015-2017, she served as the fourth Poet Laureate for the City of Redmond. Her work has been awarded grants from the Awesome Foundation, Artist Trust, 4Culture, and the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture. Her latest book Same Cloth will be published by Entre Rios Books in Fall 2018. She lives with her husband and 4-year-old son in Seattle, where she serves as Deputy Head of the Obscura Society for Atlas Obscura and curates programs that inspire curiosity and wonder for the Seattle Obscura Society.
In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Metal Arts Machine Shop: Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.
Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.
Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.
Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
This class was canceled by the Fiber Studio. There were no registrants.
Students will explore in this 2 session class, Waxed Linen thread as a basketry material, learning to twine an elegant Medallion necklace, broach, or hair ornament.
In this flat piece, Kay Harradine will offer several patterns to choose from for creating a beautiful woven and beaded Medallion. The spokes and weavers are 4 ply Waxed Linen. Designs inspired by Hopi, wicker, and African baskets, are created in rows of 2-strand twining, 3-strand twining, and reverse twining to make bright, moving patterns.
Two ways of starting the Medallion will be offered, and other skills taught include: developing consistent tension, how to add spokes as the diameter increases, how to add and subtract spokes to create the color design desired. Students may choose to embellish their Medallion with beads, to finish it with a backing, and to add the appropriate jewelry hardware for a pin, necklace, or hair ornament.
Skill Level: Intermediate - twining experience is necessary.
Materials Fee: $45 Materials fee payable by cash or check to BARN at onset of class.
Please bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for storage.
INSTRUCTOR BIO: Kay Harradine has been teaching basketry throughout the US and Canada for over thirty years. With degrees in Forestry and Education from the University of Washington, she brings both ethnobotanical knowledge and strong teaching skills to her workshops. Kay encourages exploration of many types of materials and the technologies for their use. All her workshops are innovative and fun.
Join artists Lynn Agnew and Peggy Vanbianchi to learn the process of moving from concept to completed book. Our subject will be “trees” for this 2 session workshop. We will do a short, creative writing exercise as well as experiment with several printmaking processes.
Printmaking techniques will include relief printing, mono-printing, rubber stamping, and paper lithography. We will conclude by combining our images and text in a chapbook structure.
An additional Materials Fee of $20 will be added when you register.
Please bring a bag lunch. A refrigerator, microwave, coffee, and tea are available in the kitchenette at BARN.
Instructors: Lynn Agnew and Peggy Vanbianchi are printmakers and book artists whose artwork is in selected museums, libraries and collections nationwide. Their work can be seen in the book arts room at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Both Lynn and Peggy have incorporated printmaking in their work for many years. They are excited to share some stress-less printing techniques and show you how to display your finished work in the simple format of a chapbook. You bring a favorite high-contrast, black and white (no grey tones) picture of your favorite tree or trees. Your image should be a portrait orientation at least 6”x 8”. It can be either a photograph or drawing. All other supplies will be provided.
Contact MJ at: Book.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
This introductory class will offer the opportunity to print a unique design. Starting with your own design, you will create a custom screen and print on provided tea towels, paper and textiles! This class will go over beginning silk screen techniques including photo emulsion exposure, printing, heat-setting, and proper clean-up.
Skill Level: Beginner! This is an introductory level silk screen class. No prior experience needed.
Age Level: 8+. Children between the ages of 8 - 14 will need to accompany and supervise the adults working with them on a silk screen project.
What to Bring: Bring a design to transfer onto the screen. You will be able to print with one color, so think of a simple design you can replicate.
A $15 material fee will added to the cost of the class when you register. This includes 3 white cotton dish towels, ink and test paper. If you would like to print on other materials (shirts, bags, clothing), please make sure it is washed and solid knit or woven. Cotton t-shirts, denim, muslin, and canvas are all good options.
Instructor Bio: Emily Browne is an artist who has been silkscreening for over 10 years. She currently creates handmade textile items with silkscreen designs under the business name My First Birds.
Please note: This series of classes is a special interest group offering only for students and mentors participating in the Spartronics Robotics Program at Bainbridge High School. A code is required for registration.
In this class students will learn fabrication techniques by making the parts needed to complete a Stirling Cycle Engine from a kit. The machine tools used will include the lathe, milling machine, and drill press.
Each session is limited to 4 student participants and 2 mentors. The class fee is $10/session with each session running 2 hours.
Sessions will be on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. We anticipate there will be at least 10 sessions required to finish this project. Students are encouraged to sign up for as many sessions as they can and to sign up at least 2 weeks in advance. If the project finishes sooner there will be refunds given.
If you have any questions, please contact Julie Leung, Program Coordinator at Julie@BainbridgeBARN.org or 206-842-4475 x 221.
Spartronics students can direct questions to Kenneth.
Stan Stumbo, Jerry Erickson, Peter Moseley, Chris Stanley
Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop.
The June and July classes for Learning Manufacturing Techniques for Robotics include the following dates:
Sunday June 24 from 2 to 4 pm
Tuesday June 26 from 7 to 9 pm
Sunday July 1 from 2 to 4 pm
Tuesday July 3 from 7 to 9 pm
Sunday July 8 from 2 to 4 pm
Tuesday July 10 from 7 to 9 pm
Sunday July 15 from 2 to 4 pm
Tuesday July 17 from 7 to 9 pm
Sunday July 22 from 2 to 4 pm
Tuesday July 24 from 7 to 9 pm
Sunday July 29 from 2 to 4 pm
Tuesday July 31 from 7 to 9 pm
For students ages 12 to 15
In this 3 session class you will learn the fundamentals of video-making through exposure to various projects from music videos to live-action short films. The course is aimed at exposing participants to various methods and types of video.
Apple-based software will be used including iMovie and Final Cut. Depending on time you can make two or three video projects to share with friends and family. Projects may also be posted on the BARN website. Students may have the opportunity to film at locations within walking distance of BARN under adult supervision. Please dress for walking and both outdoor and indoor conditions.
Students should please bring:
In this two sessions class, students will work with small-scale sculptural forms and be guided to enhance them with pattern, texture and color that has meaning and personal relevance.
The course will focus on developing quick, effective shapes using the bandsaw, and other shop tools including for qualified turners, the lathe*, various carving tools and sanding equipment. These forms will serve as canvases for surface embellishment techniques including relief and textural carving using hand and rotary tools, wood burning/branding and the use of acrylic and milk paints.
These smaller scale pieces can be stand alone, or an experimental maquette to later develop into larger indoor or outdoor sculpture. The principles of up scaling and appropriate choice of design and materials for outdoors will be covered in class.
*While use of the wood lathes is not required for this class, students who wish to use BARN's lathes to turn bowls or hollow forms must have taken at least one bowl-turning class at BARN, or schedule a skill-review session with a BARN turning instructor. Please call Jamie Straw at (360) 551-0233 for questions or to schedule a session.
There will be an additional Materials Fee of $60 added when you register.
Those who prefer to go straight into surface embellishment techniques are welcome to bring pre-turned and/or carved objects.
Graeme Priddle ( http://graemepriddle.com/?page_id=51 ) has over 20 years experience in the woodworking field, best known for his sculptural turnings/carvings reflecting his life and environments in Northland, New Zealand. He has won numerous awards for his work, which has been exhibited widely in New Zealand, UK, Japan, Taiwan, France, Germany, U.S.A and Canada.
He is very active in the wood turning world and commits his time and talent to many creative endeavours. He has served on the committee of the New Zealand National Association of Woodturners for five years as well as being instrumental in establishing the New Zealand ‘CollaboratioNZ’ Conferences in 1998.
Graeme has demonstrated and taught for numerous woodworking and woodturning groups and at many woodworking events throughout the world.
Co-Instructor: Melissa Engler ( http://www.melissaengler.com/sculpture ) is a woodworker/sculptor based in Asheville, NC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and is a graduate of the Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Program in furniture. Melissa’s work has been featured in Carolina Home + Garden, WNC Magazine, Woodwork Magazine and American Craft and is held in private collections across the US. She teaches nationally and internationally with her partner and fellow wood-sculptor Graeme Priddle.
Holidays are a great time for homemade cookies. Celebrate the 4th of July with special holiday shaped cookies. Make your cookies even more special by using cookie cutters that you made.
In this class you will make two or three metal cookie cutters of copper, stainless, or aluminum. You will learn to cut and bend sheet metal (perhaps to crimp it) and to rivet or spot weld.
No prior sheet metal experience is required, although it will be helpful to have taken the two-hour Sheet Metal Safety class.
Additional materials fee of $10 for sheet metal will be added to your total when you register for class.
There is a class size limitation of 4 students. This is for safety so the instructor can focus on and help students.
Instructor: Chris Stanley: Model Maker, Educator, Artist. Chris spent the last 18 years teaching it all in the industrial design program at The Art Institute of Seattle. Contact Instructor with any questions: Chris Stanley (email@example.com)
Studio Lead Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)
MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.
This hands-on introduction to MIG welding covers the first two classes of a four-part series. It is a 3 ½ hour combined class. Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the set up process.
The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and proper preparation of materials.
There will be approximately 3 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld beads, different types of welds including butt, lap, “T”, edge, and corner welds. Mentoring will be from a professional welder.
At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead, identify the characteristics of a good bead, and problem solve for the causes of incorrect beads. Students may progress to simple welded pieces.
There is an additional $18 materials fee for steel coupons, gas, and filler wire that will be added to the cost of the class when you register.
Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.
Students must wear natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics.
If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled.
Instructor: Erin Munter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Instructor Bio:Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future.
Contact: Studio Lead -- Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)
Peter Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
This is a Welding Assisted Studio for members and non-members to work on personal projects. Assisted studios have a $15 fee for Members and $25 for Non-members. This class is for those that have had MIG 1, 2, or 3 OR previous welding OR plasma cutting experience. A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment, welding techniques, and fabrication in MIG or TIG. (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.)
This is a shared use of the studio with Sheet Metal.
Participants may practice their welding skills or pursue their projects and are encouraged to bring their own project materials. There will be a safety refresher. Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.
Registration is required for this assisted studio.
An additional materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel, filler wire, gas, and consumables will be added to the class price when you register.
BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics.
If only one student has registered 48 hours before the open studio time, the studio will be cancelled.
Teacher/Monitor: Dave Roe. Dave is an amateur welder and active the the Metal Fabrication Group at BARN. Dave is also a BARN Board Member.
Contact Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)
This is a workshop open to those interested in becoming Monitors for the Welding Studio. It is a familiarization and practice session so that prospective Monitors are comfortable with the range and use of equipment in the Welding Studio. Training will be provided in safety protocols and Welding Studio operating procedures.
Prospective monitors should be safety conscious BARN members and sufficiently skilled welders to be able to assist open studio participants who have undertaken welding classes and are developing their skills. Prospective monitors need not be skilled or practiced in all types of welding. Monitors will be able to guide open studios that are limited to a single type of welding.
This class is free but please register.
Prospective monitors should contact the Welding Studio Lead (Henry Sharpe at email@example.com) or the Metal Fabrication Steering Committee Chair (Peter Mosley at firstname.lastname@example.org) when considering registering for this workshop.
The goal of this and similar workshops is to develop a cadre of Welding Studio Monitors to support the growth of the Welding Studio and facilitate Assisted Studios for Barn Members and participants.
Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.
Participants must wear long sleeve natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.
If only one participant has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled.
Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered.
Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within the shop and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors to helping on Maintenance Mondays.
This class is free, but please register so we know how many to expect.
King Arthur Flour Bakealong
Join us for June's monthly make and take! You will be participating in King Arthur's monthly bake-along challenge. We'll have the ingredients set up in the kitchen and we'll all learn together.
This month we will be making Lemon Chess Pie.
Please see recipe by clicking here.
Participants are requested to bring their own 9" pie plate.
This is not a formal class. Participants are asked to stay and help with clean up, including dishes, counters, and floors.
Welding aluminium can be done with either MIG or TIG. In the case of MIG, aluminium welding requires a spool gun equipped MIG gun.
Aluminium welding is generally more delicate or sensitive than welding steel. This class will be in workshop format providing the participants the opportunity to begin developing aluminium welding skills. There will be two instructors leading the workshop.
Welding experience equal for BARN Introduction to Welding MIG #1 and #2 or TIG #1 and #2 or permission of the studio lead (email@example.com) is a prerequisite to registering for this class.
BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Dave Roe: Dave is an amateur welder and a principal in the welding studio. He is also a BARN Board member.
Henry Sharpe: Henry is an amateur welder and the studio lead for the welding studio.
Before there is a great movie or TV series, there has to be a great screenwriter. If you’ve thought about writing or have already written a script, you’ll enjoy hearing what our screenwriters have to say about their experiences.
Because of unforeseen changes to their schedules, Bridget Foley and Stephen Susco will be unable to participate in this Roundtable.
Hope McPherson is an award-winning and optioned screenwriter, but, in the scheme of things, a rank beginner when it comes to scriptwriting. She has also been an editor and a feature writer for more than 20 years and has interviewed a variety of people, including physicians, theologians, cartoonists, academics, and a Hollywood wrangler. She lives in Port Orchard on a small farm with a contemplative llama, three partying goats, and two softhearted mini donkeys.
Julie Bliss Umbreit is a screenwriter, but her career has been fueled by a wide variety of related jobs: journalist, photo-journalist, editor, magazine writer, public relations, corporate trainer, producer and multi-media business owner.
She has written ten screenplays. Three of them – a comedy, family film and true story -- have won first-place awards from film festivals, such as Sundance, Austin, San Diego, Nashville, Moondance, Kids First!, Washington State, and Pacific Northwest Writers Conference. Two scripts have been optioned by L.A. producers.
A believer in keeping skills up-to-date, she currently is enrolled in an online ScreenwritingU Master Screenwriting Course. She also has taken classes in comedy, dialogue, Mini-Movie Method, creating characters for movie stars, the Chinese film market and more. She has a Screenwriting Certificate from the University of Washington. Professional organizations she belongs to are Northwest Screenwriters Guild and Women in Film/Seattle.
In this two session class, you will learn the basics of G-code programming used throughout industry for controlling machine tools, routers, plasma cutters, 3D printers etc. The focus in this class will be on the coding necessary to control the BARN CNC milling machine.
Introduction to the Milling Machine class or equivalent and the Using the CNC milling Machine in semi-automatic mode.
There is an added $10 materials fee for aluminum stock and O'hds that will be applied when you register.
Instructor: Chris Stanley
Here is a chance to socialize and work on your hand stitching projects. Bring your hand stitching, finish older work, or start something new and share in the company of others. Meet in the BARN Fiber Studio “living room.” This group will meet the first Friday of the month and then every other Friday after that for an hour and a half.
BARN Members: Free.
Non-BARN Members: $10
This class is an intermediate class. The prerequisite for this class is A-Z of Fused Glass.
Vitrigraph comes from the Latin “vitri” (glass) and the Greek “graph” (writing). A vitrigraph kiln is used for the process of heating glass in a small pot and allowing the molten glass to flow out of the bottom of a pot through the bottom of the kiln.
This specialized tool can, with experience & practice, aid glass enthusiasts in their creative quest. Using the Vitirgraph to create curvey stringer, curving glass rods, and linear elements, will expand creative ideas with which to draw from.
Session 1 introduces students how to control the fluidity of glass by hand pulling, stretching and twisting glass stringer at 1600 degrees.
Session 2 brings students the opportunity to use the pulled glass, to create a 12" x 12" fused glass line drawing. This is a amazing & fun technique you won't want to miss!
Becoming comfortable with this technique will lead to more advanced classes where we will make murini & mille fiori rods.
There will be a material fee of $35 added at registration.
Remember to wear cotton clothing, no polyesters, long pants, socks & close-toed shoes in the Glass Studio, at all times! This will be strictly enforced.
Instructor: Diane Bonciolini
The "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio, Diane's love of glass is her passion. As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. She describes glass, her medium of choice, as having a life of its own. This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations: stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete.
Do you want to cast outside of class?
Come be a part of Barn’s Casting Club!!
This is an exciting opportunity to practice casting your own work in precious metals. This is a Hands-On experience. You'll have an opportunity to do every step in the casting process yourself. This isn't a class, but more like an open studio for casting. It will require some casting experience (see below) and teamwork. We've started this club to give our community a chance to cast on a regular basis. We plan on growing and evolving to include the casting of 3D printed pieces and mold making. If you're interested in participating, see requirements and specifics below.
When you sign-up, you automatically get two small to medium flasks to cast. We ask that you:
If you’d like to cast more than two flasks, please email us so we can confirm there is available space. Each flask beyond the two allotted will incur an additional materials fee paid on the investing day. (All participant’s first two flasks will have priority over additional flasks in case of a full kiln).
Casting Club Requirements
You need to have taken at least one lost wax centrifugal casting class in the last 5 years where you poured your own metal. (Or have enough experience with lost wax centrifugal casting that you are comfortable casting on your own. If this is the case, shoot us an email so you can get approved.)
Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants to the casting day. Non-flammable natural fiber is best. Please bring something to tie back loose hair and don’t wear loose draping clothing.
We have dust masks, safety glasses and gloves that you can use, but feel free to bring your own.
To participate you must be 18 years or older (special circumstances must be cleared with the Jewelry Studio beforehand)
What To Expect
On Friday evening, we will be investing, so come with your pieces sprued, weighed (don't forget to record your wax weight & bring it) and attached to the sprue base, so we can jump right in. Don’t plan on there being time to sprue your work during this time. If you have any concerns or would like some advice on spruing, come to open studio on Monday, June 18, 5 - 8pm or Friday, June 29, 10am-1pm. We have set aside a locker where you can leave your sprued flask if you so choose. During investing, we’ll have time to make some last minute adjustments and weigh our metals. When everyone's done investing we’ll clean up and figure out the pouring order for the next morning. You're welcome to stay to help load the kiln for its’ overnight burn.
On Saturday morning, come with appropriate casting wear (& hair up). After a review of the days plan we will get everything ready for the pour. Teams of 2 people will take turns casting until we finish. When all of the flasks are poured everyone can help clean up and show off their work!!
We are offering a special introductory cost for our inaugural Casting Club -- $35 (+$5/flask)!!
**The Rotary Auction & Preview Night are on Friday evening & Saturday morning and parking may be limited at BARN.**
Contact Info firstname.lastname@example.org
$5/flask materials fee (please bring cash or check to class)
Join us for a day of surprise and discovery while we set aside the rules of reading left to right. Working with transparent inks, overprinting and abstracting, we will learn to see letters of the alphabet as shapes to be spun upside down, repeated and overlapped. This workshop is for people with a willingness to make things up as they go along. Letterpress experience is a plus but not required.
Bring a sense of playfulness and imagination with you, along with a brown bag lunch.
An additional Materials Fee of $10 will be added at registration.
Instructors:Carl Youngmann and Ellie Mathews operate The North Press in Port Townsend and are not afraid of seeing new approaches to making art on letterpress equipment.
Get together with your fellow fiber folks every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and spend time creating, sharing your projects, and learning tips from others that may help you with your latest project.
Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, Tatting or other portable projects.
Everyone welcome, just drop on in!
No registration required.
Free for everyone!
In this third session, you'll be making a Carousel book. The first carousel books date from the late 1930’s. This format is related to the tunnel book, with several layers in each segment. The viewer usually looks into a window or frame at the front of each segment. These books are great fun to make and decorate, and you can use a variety of mark-making tools to add images and text. You'll leave with a complete carousel and instructions to make more.
There will be a Materials fee of $10 added to the cost of class when you register.
These classes are taught by a variety of instructors, and you can expect great ideas, excellent teaching and experience.
This class is being offered by MJ Linford.
This class series is also being offered in the afternoon on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Please see the Book Arts Studio Calendar.
Come join us in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio and Churchmouse for a sponsored charity knitting circle. Just bring your knitting needles. Everyone welcome!
Free to Members and Non-Members. Registration is not required.
Held every month on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
We will be boxing up the sorted jewelry that day.
Have a necklace that is collecting dust in your jewelry box or a pair of earrings that you just are not wearing any more? BARN and the Women’s Shelter Jewelry Project would love to re-purpose it. All types and styles of jewelry are accepted, even if broken, a single earring or anything.
Please come help clean, sort and package any and all jewelry. This is a free community project but please register so we know how many volunteers will be available. Ages 10 and up, no experience necessary.
We will give jewelry to Kitsap, Mason and Jefferson Counties area women’s shelters. Donations boxes are located at Esther's Fabric Store, Soul Mates, Adorn, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts and BARN.
Contact: Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
In this class, we focus our attention on how to make, use, and maintain an organic indigo vat using the 1-2-3 method popularized by Michel Garcia of France. This method is easy, effective, non-toxic, and uses a much gentler chemical suite than industrial indigo ingredients.
We will learn about indigo and its history, and participants will work on creating samples from provided fabric to understand how to layer and build color. How to balance and maintain this kind of vat will also be covered. Then the vats will be opened for individual dipping!
Materials and What to Bring: Each pers