BARN Classes and Events

    • Thursday, January 31, 2019
    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE013119JM
    • 0

    During this 4 session class, you will learn many jewelry techniques: stamping and wire working, soldering a band ring, and setting a cabochon stone. You will make sterling silver rings of many types. All skills levels welcome.

    There is a materials fee of $25 added to the price of class.

    Instructors include:

    Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.


    • Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020519JI
    • 5

    Get a good foundation in carving techniques, including push, stop and draw cuts. In this three-session class, you will learn the basics of safe handling and use of carving knives the first night, then go on to learn how to deal with changes in wood grain, hollowing techniques, and other concepts as you make a spoon and carve a figure during second and third sessions.

    This class is open to both beginning carvers and those who already have some carving experience. Each time BARN schedules this class, the carving projects are new.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed.
    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.
    • You will build your carving skills much faster if you practice between sessions.  If you want to take advantage of Open Studio times and our Friday evening Hand Tool Nights, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Open Studio and Hand Tool Nights are always free for members. Non-members can also participate without additional charge while working on a class project.

    Instructor: As a third-generation woodworker, Jeff Iller learned about woodworking tools and knives early on. By high school, he was winning ribbons with his wood carvings at his hometown fair. Around 1996 Jeff found room for a shop and he has carved ever since. He’ll carve most anything, but prefers to innovate with the working tools to carve multiple parts inside one piece of wood and to make physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carvings on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.

    Iller says he was taught early on that he could make anything from wood. He is still trying to prove that statement wrong.



     
    • Thursday, February 14, 2019
    • Thursday, March 28, 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR032819AR+
    • 8
    Register

    Word Sprint is a weekly time to write in the company of others. We write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. We'll turn dedicated, focused time into two of the most productive hours of our week! 

    There will be no sharing or critique, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. 

    This group is free for members and only $25 for non-members from January through March.

    Organizer: Genevieve Douglass Persen is a composer and writer.




    • Friday, February 15, 2019
    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI021119RM
    • 3
    Register

    "I used to love sewing  but it's been at least 20 years!" If that's the case, this is the class for you!  

    Just learning to sew and you have taken the Brothers Sewing Machine Orientation Class?  This could be a great class to build your skills!

    We're going to review all the changes in sewing and then move onto making a garment together!  You will get to choose from several patterns including patterns appropriate for women and/or men.

    Session 1 will be a short 1 hour lecture.

    Sessions 2 & 3 will be hands-on sewing classes.
    Sessions UPDATE: Session 3 will be scheduled shortly. The first session of this class (originally on Feb. 11) was canceled due to inclement weather. The class will now start on Friday, February 15th (weather permitting), then the second session on Friday, Feb. 22.

    Get that sewing mojo going!

    PrerequisiteYou must have taken the Brother Sewing Machine Orientation Class in order to qualify for this class. There are two classes available. Tuesday, February 5th and Thursday, February 7th.

    Ages: Ages 18+ Welcome.

    Instructor Bio: Fiber Studio Member, Renae Matson, is a long time sewist who makes most of her clothing, as well as clothes for her grandchildren.  She has done many things in her life, including working as a professional sewing teacher.  She is an instrumental member of the Fiber Arts Studio Sewing Programming Committee -- always generating new and wonderful ways for us to sew together. 

    • Saturday, February 16, 2019
    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021619MG
    • 1
    Register

    * This class has prerequisites. Please see details below.

    Learn all the steps in building a plywood lapstrake boat as you and your classmates construct a 9-foot, 6-inch Nutshell Pram in this nine-session class. The well-tested plans result in a lightweight dinghy that's enjoyable to row across a sheltered cove or lake, or be used as a tender for a cruising boat. It can also be outfitted with a mast and sail — but those are for later classes.

    In this class, you and your classmates will get the boat to the stage where it is ready to sail with oars. Among the many skills you will learn:

    • how to build and use jigs to cut scarf joints so you can glue up strong 10-foot-long plywood panels from 8-foot sheets.
    • how to build a ladder frame and molds, the temporary supports that establish  the shape of the boat.
    • how to bend and laminate frame parts and assemble the building jig.
    • how to shape parts with spokeshaves and hand planes to create accurate bevel cuts that result in tight joints between curving parts.
    • how to apply epoxy to make the boat water-tight and durable.

    Details:

    • * This is an intermediate-level class, open to those who have some experience with joinery and hand tools. If you are unsure whether you have enough experience, please contact the instructor, Mike Gearheard, at 206-455-5404. You must complete Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2 before the class begins. If you have not already taken these, please register for them before you sign up for this class.
    • The pre-requirements will also qualify you to use these tools during our 30 hours a week of open studio time. It may be necessary to work on the boat during open studio time between class sessions in order to complete it by the end of the class. Open studio sessions are always free for members. Non-members taking this class can also work on the boat during open studio time without an additional fee.
    • The $13 materials fee covers shop supplies plus your own copy of "Building the Nutshell Pram" by Maynard Bray, a 32-page booklet that shows all the steps.  BARN will buy the actual boat materials because it will eventually be sold in an auction.
    Instructor: Mike Gearheard, who heads the boatbuilding programs in the BARN Woodworking Studio, is a member of the shop's steering committee and a safety monitor. He built the nutshell pram shown in the picture and has enjoyed sailing it for many years.

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    Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


    • Saturday, February 16, 2019
    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL021619CS
    • 3
    Register

    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

    This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

    This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A  learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a cad design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.





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    • Sunday, February 17, 2019
    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI021719SH
    • 4
    Register

    Join us for our second 'Knit-Along.'  We have been hoping Sandy Hall would teach us how to knit this vest ever since we first saw her wear it.  This Garter Stitch Vest is simple yet a very stylish vest.  

    Never participated in a Knit-Along?  A Knit-Along is a community activity where knitters get together and work on the same project at the same time.  It allows us to work as a group, share our enthusiasm, ask questions, and solve challenges.  For this 'Knit Along' you will already need to know how to knit a simple stitch and how to cast on.

    This Knit-Along is free for BARN members and $30 for Guests.

    Materials: $5 for the pattern.  

    Knit-Along participants need to bring:

    • Size 7 circular needle (32”)
    • Knitting worsted yarn.  Yardage: Small 780; Medium 910; Large 1040; XL 1170;  2X 1360.

    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.  Students need to know how to do the knit stitch and cast on.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Instructor Bio: Sandy Hall has been knitting and spinning for over 40 years.  Her felted hats are featured at the Artful Ewe in Port Gamble.  As an occupational therapist and special education, she has taught variety of classes with appreciation of the select learning styles.  Everyone who has taken her knitting and spinning classes at BARN rates her as an excellent teacher who's knowledge and wonderful way of working with students is marvelous.  


    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR032619AR+
    • 7
    Register

    Word War is a weekly sprint writing meet-up, where participants will be timed for four twenty-five minute intervals, writing as many words as they can for as long as the timer is running, with short breaks in between. Word counts will be recorded, and we'll turn dedicated, focused time and light-hearted competition into two of the most productive hours of our week! 

    There will be no sharing or critique, only fast-paced, supportive-but-competitive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. 

    This group is free for members and only $25 for non-members from January through March.

    Organizer: Amelia Ramsey is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she studied modern Southern literature and an indie-published author of dozens of steamy romantic shorts, novellas, and novels. She writes and publishes on Amazon under two pseudonyms she's too embarrassed to share with anyone. She's currently working on her first non-romantic

    If you are a BARN member who is interested in joining, contact Amelia at amelia@whereikeep.info




    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021219GB
    • 0
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    Make a Japanese toolbox in this beginning Japanese woodworking class. As you make your box, you will learn some of the  basics of Japanese tools and ways of working wood, which are very different from those that evolved in the West.

    The toolbox  is designed to safely store and transport hand planes, hammers and chisels. But you can use yours for any number of purposes. The box will be approximately 2 feet long, 1 foot wide and 6 inches tall. It will have a sliding lid that locks into place without hardware. There is no complicated joinery in this project. You'll use copper nails — but with a clever twist developed by Japanese carpenters that keeps them from popping out.

    In this 4 session class you will learn:
    • how to sharpen the chisels and plane blades, by hand on water stones.
    • how to dress the wooden plane bodies with a scraper plane and set the blades with an octagon hammer.
    • how to flatten and square the wood with a hand plane.
    • how to lay out the pieces and cut them accurately to size, using Japanese squares and saws.

    Details:

    • This class is open to beginners 14+ years old, but it is also designed for seasoned woodworkers who want to explore these tools and methods.
    • BARN will supply the wood and all of the necessary tools, but you are also welcome to bring and use your own tools.
    • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your box during Open Studio time or at our Friday evening Hand Tool Nights in order to complete it by the end of the class. To participate in these sessions, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See dates on the calendar. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.)

    Instructor: Gary Bella  grew up in western Pennsylvania. After college and art school, he moved to the Bay Area in California and began working in Marin County with several firms in residential construction. Later, he specialized in finish carpentry while developing a design/build business. He took classes with traditional Japanese teahouse carpenter Makoto Imai and later worked primarily with Makoto building traditional houses and tea houses in California, New York and Washington. After he moved to Bainbridge in 2003, he continued to build Japanese-inspired projects for private clients. He was among the craftsmen who restored the Japanese guest house at the Bloedel Reserve.


     
    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    • 15 sessions
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio

    Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.



    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

    No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

    All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio
    • 8

    Open Studio: Wednesday, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 
    You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like!

    If you’re interested in using open studio time, please attend one of our orientation and skills assessment sessions, listed on the calendar. During skills assessment sessions we will show you around and ask you to demonstrate your experience with certain tools, which will then qualify you to use those tools during open studio time. If you do not know how to use the tools, you may need to take a beginner class to become qualified.

    Open Studio is not a class where instruction will be given. Open Studio times allow users to have a work space to finish projects they may have started in other Jewelry classes. Again, Skills Assessment and Orientation are a must to have access to Open Studio.

    Open studio is free for members, and $20 for non-members (please bring cash or check made out to BARN).
    No need to register, just drop on in to any Wednesday session.

    Studio access

    If you’re a non-member (or a member who has forgotten your key fob) and find the front door locked when you show up for a class or open studio session, please call the studio and we’ll let you in. Jewelry Studio phone number is
    206-842-4475, ext 213.

    Questions? Contact Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS022019PM+
    • 4
    Register

    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 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.

    This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. 

    Please register for each Wednesday's Open Studio you would like to attend so we know how many will be attending.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Contact:
    Peter Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio
    Register

    Looking to become involved in the Kitchen Arts Studio?

    Whether you would like to volunteer, teach, or rent the kitchen for personal use, you are invited to attend a Kitchen Studio orientation! 

    Orientation is free, but registration is required so we know how many attendees to expect. If there are no registrants, the class will be cancelled.

    Orientations will be held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 PM.


    There are also morning classes available. Please see our calendar to register for the morning session.

    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD022019CW
    • 2
    Register
    We’ve all listened to podcasts, but did you know they are easy and fun to make?  With a minimum of equipment and software, you can create and publish your own interviews, thoughts, and stories, and share them via iTunes and other smartphone and computer apps. This is a beginning level class.

    The Media Arts & BCB studio has been making podcasts for more than 4 years and has done over 600 published podcasts. Come learn from us easy ways to produce enjoyable listening while learning how to avoid time consuming mistakes.

    You’ll learn:
    •    What is a podcast.
    •    How to prepare before recording
    •    What the equipment does and how to operate it
    •    A quick demonstration of how to edit the recording to remove mistakes and add music

    The classes will be small with no more than 3 students.  Everyone will get hands on experience with the equipment. 

    Instructor: Chris Walker has been producing podcasts for Bainbridge Community Broadcasting since 2014 and has detailed knowledge of production and post-production techniques.


    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN, Book Arts Studio, Class Code BO022119
    • 10
    Register

    Come bring your work and join others of like mind while we make books, do letterpress and use the equipment.  This is an independent work time, and limited supplies are available at cost. 

    Please register so we know how many will be coming. This is free for Members.

    Guest price is $20.

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN, Book Arts Studio, Class Code BO022819
    • 10
    Register

    Come bring your work and join others of like mind while we make books, do letterpress and use the equipment.  This is an independent work time, and limited supplies are available at cost. 

    Please register so we know how many will be coming. This is free for Members.

    Guest price is $20.

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL022119DB
    • 1
    Register

    This class is an intermediate level 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 a two session class (Thursday and Friday).

    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 10" x 10" 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 is a material fee of $30 included the price of the class.

    Important Notes:

    • 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.

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO022119HD+
    • 7
    Register

    Wondering what Letterpress is?  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced letterpress printer, drop in any time between 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM during this monitored studio session to become acquainted with BARN’s Letterpress  Studio — its equipment, tools and resources. Join us for one or more sessions to get your questions answered and talk letterpress. Please see our calendar for other dates and times.

    Details:

    • Free event - all levels of learners are welcome
    • No prerequisites required
    • Please register so we know how many to expect

    Letterpress Monitor Bio's:

    Hidde Van Duym is a Founding Member of BARN and is a member of the Book-Arts/Letterpress Steering Committee.  He is a book-arts artist whose work has been shown at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Roby King Gallery, Craft in America, and the Artist's Books Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. He regards the letterpress as an opportunity to expand his book-arts horizons.

    Peggy Graving is a member of the steering committees at the BARN for the Book Arts/Letterpress Studio and the Printmaking Studio.  Her letterpress knowledge and skills have been developed in multiple BARN courses taught by Ellie Mathews and Carl Youngmann of The North Press in Port Townsend.



    If you are a Non-Member (or a Member who has forgotten your fob), please park behind BARN on the lower level.  There will be a Studio Doorbell to ring and someone will let you in.

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022119HS
    • 3
    Register

    This is a Welding Assisted Studio for members and guests to work on personal projects.

    This class is for those that have complete MIG 1, 2, and 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.) 

    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.

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this assisted studio.
    • An additional materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel (on hand), filler wire, gas, and consumables will be added to the class price.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. 

    Teacher/Monitor:  Henry Sharpe  Henry is an amateur welder and active the the Metal Fabrication Group at BARN.  He is the studio lead for welding.

    Contact Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)



    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA022119JL
    • 6
    Register

    Prerequisite: Those wishing to make use of Open Studio Time at Alchemy Industrial Arts must have taken at least one forging or knife making class at Alchemy so that they are familiar with the safety protocols, processes and clean up procedures. 

    BARN members must register and pay a $10 studio use fee to attend an Alchemy Open Studio. BARN guests will be charged a $20 fee. No drop ins please. 

    If you your work involves the 72” grinders, you must bring your own 72 x 2” grinding belts available from the following sources:

    https://trugrit.comhttps://www.knifemaking.com and Amazon.


    Gloves may not be used around grinding machines. Dust masks are available. It is best if you bring your own eye protection.


    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  No hoodie ties, necklaces or bracelets. or anything else that can get caught in machinery.


    Location:  This is an off-site class.        
    Alchemy Industrial Arts
    9392 Wardwell Ave NE

    Bainbridge Island WA 


    Further Contact:

    Jeremy Loerch, Alchemy Industrial Arts, owner, jeremy_loerch@hotmail.com(206) 992-8509
    Or 
    Nathan Abell, BARN Metal Fabrication Monitor, n_abell@yahoo.com, (206) 491-8146
    OrPeter Moseley, Metal Fabrication Chairman, metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org,  650-224-9615


    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

    No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

    All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SH011819CS
    • 2
    Register

    In this Sheet Metal Orientation and Tool Safety class, you will learn the proper use of the studio's tools and equipment; most importantly the brake and jump shear.  You will try your hand with the studio's equipment, all of which is hand operated.  Interested students are advised to attend before you sign up for classes or come to an Assisted Studio.

    This class is free but please register as there is a class size limitation of 4 students. Class size is for safety so the instructor can focus on the presentation and to help students.

    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.

    Teacher/Monitor: Chris Stanley Model Maker, Educator He folds a mean piece of metal.

    Additional Contact -- Studio Lead: Chris Stanley 

    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio JE042619AG
    • 7
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    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.

    What's included

    When you sign-up, you automatically get two small to medium flasks to cast. We ask that you:

    • keep your waxes under 3.5 grams (for now)
    • cast in Bronze or Sterling. We will have some metal for sale, but please feel free to bring your own. If you are using scrap, please clean and remove all solder beforehand.  (If you want to cast in a different metal, please be sure to email us ahead of time.)

    Additional Flasks

    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 or Friday.  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!!

    Casting Club -- $35 

    $5/flask materials fee (please bring cash or check to class)

    Contact Info castingclubbarn@gmail.com




    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • Friday, March 01, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022219CS
    • 4
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    *This class has prerequisites; please see below.

    Learn to operate BARN's new Laguna CNC woodworking router and go home with an oval lidded box with custom engraving. Open to students who have beginning skills in Fusion 360, this class will introduce you to this design program’s CAM (computer assisted machining) functions.

    At the first session, you will work in Fusion 360 to design your box. Starting with a standardized design, you will tweak the design and create custom engraving to add to the lid. At the second session, you will use the CAM functions in Fusion 360 to develop tool paths for the router, output G code to run the router, and use the Laguna CNC to cut out and embellish your wooden box.

    You will make the box from maple and walnut. With the lid, the box will be 5¼ inches long, 4 inches wide and up to 3 inches high. At the end of class, your box will be ready for sanding and finishing.

    Details:

    • *This is an intermediate-level class, open to students who have completed Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Intro to Fusion 360 CAD/CAM for CNC Machines.
    • You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer.
    • Please note that each session has different end times.

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a model maker, artist and educator. For 19 years, he taught model making and design as a full-time instructor at the Art Institute of Seattle. He currently teaches classes here at BARN in jewelry, metal fabbrication, sheet metal, and now woodworking. Bill Gray will assist.

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    Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.


     
    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME022319PM+
    • 4
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    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 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.

    This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. 

    Please register for each Saturday Open Studio you would like to attend so we know who is coming.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Contact:
    Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022319JH
    • 2
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    Build a house for orchard mason bees, the gentle natives that are super-efficient pollinators. Or even better, enlist a kid and sign up as a team to build one.

    In this class, you will learn about these amazing bees, their needs and what makes them so much fun to raise. Unlike honeybees, which are not native to North America, orchard mason bees do not have the social structure of a hive, so there is no need for them to aggressively protect one. Thus, there is very little chance of getting stung. But the bees still pollinate flowers, so encouraging them is one way to ensure a bountiful crop of apples, plums and other treats.

    Working with mostly pre-cut parts, you will construct a cute cedar hut that shelters trays with grooves that fit parchment tubes, which you will also learn to make. The mother bees go into the tubes to lay their eggs and leave little packets of food. As the eggs hatch, the larvae grow and eventually create cocoons to protect the pupae until they hatch the following spring, starting the cycle over again.

    As a bonus, BARN member Sally Swanson will give each participant or team a supply of cocoons.Thanks to Sally's generosity, you will also receive a supply of parchment sheets so you can make the tubes and a organza bag to store the egg-filled tubes beginning in June. The fine-mesh fabric protects the developing larvae from being infested with predator wasps. (If you go online to check retail prices for these items, you'll realize that they could cost more than the fee for this class.)

    Details:

    • Open to anyone 8 years old and older, but those younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. For a child/adult team, please register as one person and plan on building one bee house.
    • In October, you will be invited to a session where you can learn how to harvest the cocoons. clean off any pollen mites, and safely store the cocoons  until spring, when you will need to place them in the release box — that cute drawer-like feature just under the roof, which you will also build on the first day of this class. The date of this activity will be emailed to class participants later. If you cannot make the scheduled date, we will email you the information.

    Instructor: Josh Haza. Josh has been building furniture for his home and doing home renovations for a few decades now. He also built equipment for high school physics classes he taught.

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    Close-toe comfortable shoes are required.


    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE022319RA

    Fix-It Saturday  (FREE -- Members & Guests)

    This Open Studio takes advantage of the equipment and skills of the Metal Fabrication group at BARN to meet the challenge of repairing items brought in. Requested repairs should be focused on metal or related electrical projects. Your hands on participation in the "fix-it" process is encouraged.

    See what we can do, what suggestions we can make, or what other avenues you might pursue if a fix is not at hand.

    (No wheeled vehicles, please). 

    Registration is not required. This open studio is free and open to members and non-members.

    BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for participants.

    Participants who plan to weld must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  

    Instructors/Monitors:

    Rob Avery:  Rob is a Monitor in the welding studio; a creative artist, loves to share, coach others and problem solve in creative ways.(avery.rob@gmail.com) 

    Peter Mosley:  Peter is retired mechanical engineer who has had own metal machining work shop. (pmose268@gmail.com) 

    Chris Stanley: Model maker, educator, artist.  Chris is a "Jack of all trades".  Reportedly, he can fix anything except a broken heart. (cstanley3@mac.com

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO022319NM
    • 6
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    Let’s get small! Learn the basics of letterpress printing while working with the classic form of seventeen syllable poems. Bring your own haiku or choose from those provided. You will learn the language, tools, and materials of letterpress along the way. Set the type and print enough copies to exchange with others.

    (If you have another small project you would like to accomplish, please contact MJ in the Book Arts Studio)

    Instructor:

    Nic Marshall is the real deal...a printer's printer. We have the great good fortune of having him on the Book Arts/Letterpress Steering Committee as our Letterpress advisor.  Nic owns his own letterpress business, Marshall Printing, and also prints at his shop on the east side.  He knows the ins and outs of letterpress printing from many years of practice...come learn from a master!

    Please Note: There is a $10 materials fee.


    Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator you can store your lunch in.


    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022319EM
    • 0
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    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 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 variety of weld beads, identify the characteristics of a good bead, and problem solve for the causes of incorrect beads.  Students will progress to simple welded pieces.

    Details:

    • There is an additional $18 materials fee for steel coupons, gas, and filler wire.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  
    • There is no heat in the Welding Studio -- dress warmly.

    Instructor Bio:  Erin Munter   (erinmunter@gmail.com)
    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)

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL022319WM
    • 0
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    Coldworking is a subtractive way of altering and sculpting glass once it is cold. This process can be anything from seaming edges on glass plates to completely transforming the identity of a hot-formed object. In this 2 session class we will learn, in depth different approaches to the belt sander, wet saw, and hand lapping, discussing the potential of each technique. We will learn how to bring rough ground surfaces to a full polish, and talk about the aesthetic possibilities of leaving a surface matte.

    We will also cover glass glues and their possibilities in an artist’s work. The first day will include a safety talk and demos on each machine. We will walk through the rules of what tool to use for what purpose and have time on the machines to get our projects 
    moving. The second day will be a day focused on students working, become familiar with each machine, and ask for specific demos and tips. Students will gain the most from this class if they come with some of their own glass and a plan or some sketches on the potential alterations they are interested in making.

    Instructor Bio: 
    William Miller grew up in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with his B.F.A. in Craft and Material Studies and a minor in Art History.  He was first introduced to glassblowing  in VCU's Hot Shop. Seduced by the magic of the material, he has set out on a relentless pursuit to make glassblowing the central focus of his life. He has studied at the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, and the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass.

    Miller utilizes distinct color selections that are layered and blown in the hot shop. Once cool, he cuts and engraves the surface of the glass to create line and texture. The process of carving the glass is slow and meditative, which balances the relative immediacy of its initial creation. This process allows him to build an intimate relationship with each piece, which informs the direction of the cuts and texture that are applied to create unique and visually striking glass objects.

    The artist currently resides in Seattle where he works in the vibrant glassblowing community and continues to explore his artistic voice.

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    Remember to wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.


    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI022419TW
    • 0
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    Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom is fun and easy. The looms are small and portable and your weaving can be as simple or as complex as you like. This class is for those new to weaving or established weavers looking for a way to make quick projects.

    Class participants will learn how to direct warp the loom, how to do simple balanced weaving, how to identify and fix simple mistakes, and how to remove the finished project from the loom. Rigid Heddle Looms are perfect for weaving with hand-knitting yarns. Participants will bring a variety of their leftover yarns that will be used to make a scarf that they will finish by the end of the class and take home with them.

    Materials: (what student should bring):  
    • For the warp: Students should bring to class a selection of 4-8 DK or worsted weight yarn samples in a variety of colors for warp (total of 250+ yds) 
    • For the weft:  Students should also bring 220+ yds of one DK/Worsted weight yarn in a solid or semi solid color for weft. 
    The majority of yarns should be multi-ply yarns and have some wool content, and have some elasticity. 

    (We encourage students to go to Churchmouse, our local Bainbridge Island yarn store, for material supplies.)

    Materials Fee
    : None.

    Skill Level: Universal - Beginners to advanced weavers 

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    Instructor Bio:
    Terry Winer is a long-time knitter, spinner, weaver, dyer, and sewist who enjoys creating a community of fiber artists who get together work on their fiber projects.  She can be found most Wednesdays, mid-day, weaving, spinning or knitting with her fellow BARN members in the Fiber Arts Studio.


    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO022419MG
    • 21
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    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.

    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

    No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

    All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio Class Code: JE022519CE
    • 3
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     Exploring Bead Weaving: Fanfare Bracelet

    A unique assortment of beads and cup chain creates a sweet bracelet that makes a huge statement.  On a foundation of two holed tila beads, sparkling cup chain is secured with bugle beads and tiny seed beads.  A mighty but small magnetic clasp creates the perfect finale!


    Level: Beginning / Intermediate

    Teacher Bio: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and am a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO022519MG
    • 23
    Register

    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.

    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021819MM
    • 0
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