BARN Classes

    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR082118AR+
    • 7
    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 $10 for non-members from September through December.

    Organizer: Genevieve Douglass Persen is a composer and writer.




    • Thursday, October 04, 2018
    • Thursday, December 13, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio

    The BARN chapter of Girls Who Code meets Thursdays after school (except for holidays). 

    The current session is underway. 

    For more info about joining the fall sessions or future sessions, contact Julie Leung 206-842-4475 x 221 or julie@bainbridgebarn.org

    General Info About Girls Who Code

    Girls Who Code is an organization founded with a single mission: To close the gender gap in technology. Computer coding is relevant to all sorts of interests, not just computer science.

    It's free. There is no charge to participate in this program. 

    Girls Who Code has reached almost 90,000 girls of all backgrounds in all 50 states. Now it reaches Bainbridge and neighboring communities thanks to a generous grant from the Suquamish Foundation and support from BARN and local volunteers. 

    Materials: None! BARN provides workstations. Participants can also bring their own laptop or Chromebook. 

    Skill Level: All. There are zero prerequisites.

    Ages: Grades 6 - 12

    Additional info about the Girls Who Code program is at https://girlswhocode.com/

    From the Girl's Who Code organization: "Girls Who Code's mission is to create gender parity within technology by providing a unique educational experience for young women to learn computer science. Interested participants who self-identify as female are welcome to apply to our programs. This includes students who were not assigned to the female sex at birth but live and identify as girls now. It also includes students who are legally assigned to the female sex, but who now identify as transgender or gender fluid."

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    • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Writers' Studio, BARN, Class Code--WR091318JH+
    • 3
    Register

    Good fiction, good discussion, good people! The BARN Book Group 4 Writers meets monthly, the second Thursday of the month, from 6:30 – 8 PM in the Writers Studio. Join us on October 11 to discuss All the Light We Cannot Seeby Anthony Doerr. Here are titles we’re looking forward to reading:

    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles  

    Runaway by Alice Munro (collection of short stories)

    Amsterdam by Ian McEwan 

    Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 

    For more info, email Jenn Hager at jhager.editor@gmail.com  Members and non-members welcome! Be sure to register.

    This group is free to members and for non-members only $10 for all sessions from October 2018 through January 2019. 

    • Monday, October 15, 2018
    • Monday, November 26, 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR080618
    • 10

    Printmaking: Fob Open Studio will be a regular Monday feature*.  This is un-monitored, dedicated time when BARN members with printmaking studio fob access can be sure there is no other class in session, and can make plans to print together in the studio. (Technically, Open Studio in the print studio is whenever there is not a class in session. Check both the Print and Book Arts calendars; if there is no class for either of these studios, you are welcome to come in and work.)  But Mondays are a reliable time to work on your own projects that do not require further instruction, no need to check the calendar.  Up to 10 print studio members can work at one time.  If there is high demand, we will begin having formal online registration for this time period.  Until then, you can just show up.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: BARN Member and Print Studio fob access (authorized by the Studio Lead after completing the prerequisites for unmonitored time in the studio).
    • There is no fee for this time.  It is part of your BARN membership.  
    • Open studio users are expected to know where studio tools, supplies, and equipment is kept, to respect the standards and policies posted for studio use, to be considerate of others, and to leave the studio neat and clean when finished.     
    • A variety of print paper is available for purchase in the print studio.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 

      *There will be no Open Studio on Monday, October 1 due to the BARN wide clean up event.
    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    • Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR082118AR+
    • 1
    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 $20 for non-members from August through December.

    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, October 30, 2018
    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code:JE103018JM
    • 7

    This is a great opportunity for you to continue working on your projects. Ongoing students may work on a project together or work independently. This is a class where students need to be able to solder on their own.

    This is a 4 sessions class.

    An additional materials fee of $20 will be added to the class price when you register.

    Instructor Bio:
    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.


    Contact Jane Martin: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Monday, November 05, 2018
    • Monday, November 26, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Writers' Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI, WA 98110
    Register

    On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

    Sign up for NaNoWriMo at https://nanowrimo.org. Then, register here to attend our Day-lighters' sessions that meet four times weekly from 9:30 am-12 pm, beginning Monday, November 5.

    The Day-lighters will challenge the Night-timers to a word war. Fastest writers win. Come join in the productive fun and bring your computer or notepad.

    To learn more about the month-long event and to sign-up for NaNoWriMo, go to https://nanowrimo.org.

    • Monday, November 05, 2018
    • Monday, November 26, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Writers' Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI, WA 98110

    On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

    Sign up for NaNoWriMo at https://nanowrimo.org. Then, register here to attend our Night-timers' sessions that meet four times weekly from 6-9 pm, beginning Monday, November 5.

    The Night-timers will challenge the Day-lighters to a word war. Fastest writers win. Come join in the productive fun and bring your computer or notepad.

    To learn more about the month-long event and to sign-up for NaNoWriMo, go to https://nanowrimo.org.

    • Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO110618JI
    • 4

    Learn to carve letters and you'll be able to make a "Welcome" sign for your entry, a custom bread board, or all kinds of projects, from plaques to boxes, that celebrate milestones in the life of your family and friends.

    In this three-session class, master carver Jeff Iller will guide you in choosing a font, laying out words and carving the letters so the details are crisp and uniform. In the class, you will work on rectangular pieces of basswood. With skills learned in the class, you can go on to carve lettering on plates, boxes or other projects.

    This class is open to hose who already have some carving experience. BARN offers Beginning Carving classes every other month, and Iller is also happy to help you learn at the weekly meetings of the North Kitsap Woodcarver's Guild, which meets from 6 to 9 p.m. each Thursday at the Sons of Norway Hall, 18891 Front St. NE in Poulsbo.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them.
    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.
    • In addition to the class fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies.

    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.



    • Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR110718
    • 5


    Beginners and continuing printmakers in this daytime course of 3 sessions (one per week: no class the week of Nov.21) will learn and practice the basic skills needed for using the press and sharing the studio with other printmakers. You will also learn and practice the techniques used in the intaglio printmaking method of drypoint, which is the etching of marks directly onto a plate without a resist, inking and wiping the plate, and using the press to make multiple prints. 


    This class is for:

    • Anyone needing a foundational introduction or refresher about the print studio tools, equipment, supplies, and practices
    • Those interested in learning and practicing the drypoint intaglio method of printmaking within the structure of the intro class
    • This class qualifies as a prerequisite for intermediate and advanced classes and workshops offered by the print studio
    • This class alone does not qualify you for working independently in the studio, but this class plus either Introduction to Printmaking: Relief Printing or Introduction to Printmaking: Monotype prepares you to complete the Skills Competency checklist for fob access to print studio


    Details:

    • No prerequisite needed. This is a introductory level class.
    • A materials fee of $20 will be added to the price of class when you register, which covers a plexiglass plate, ink, and 5 sheets of 12"x18" student grade printing paper.  Additional plexiglass and paper is available for purchase in the print studio.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 
    • This class will be cancelled If minimum registration has not been reached 5 days prior to the first day of class.
    • NOTE: There is no class on Nov. 21.


    This introductory class is taught by a team of experienced BARN studio printmakers.
    • Sunday, November 18, 2018
    • Monday, November 19, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry studio, Class Code: JE111818JS
    • 4
    Register

    Spend 2 days learning the process of lost wax casting. Students will learn the entire process of lost wax casting, including, wax carving, model making, investing, centrifugal casting and finishing. Topics will cover the proper use of tools and equipment to carve stone settings  in waxes to create successful ring models for casting. Design elements that relate to better cast objects and how to work with the jewelry industry will also be discussed. The primary focus on day one will be on how to quickly create models, use wax working tools and investing. Day two will be concentrated on casting and finishing tricks.

    Prerequisite:  Students should have basic jewelry skills, including how to saw, file, solder, and finishing. Also, having previously carving wax models is helpful but not required. 

    Materials recommended

    Students will be provided with some bronze to cast, tools and equipment to do the lessons in the studio, but students have to provide fearless creativity, the design ideas and put in some work to complete them! Students are also encouraged to bring clean scrap Sterling or Sterling casting grain. BARN has sterling to sell students if needed.

    The tools listed below are helpful for working in the studio to create the wax models. If students have their own jewelry tools, they are encouraged to bring them and some of the tools listed below. Bring ‘em if you've got ‘em! If you don't, we've got you covered!

    Dental wax carving tools Box for supplies Water tight container
    Exacto knife/tools Alcohol lamp (denatured) Nylon hose, fabric
    Wax files Wax burs Hot tools
    Spiral wax blades 400 grit sandpaper Polishing tools
    Scrap Sterling to cast Stones to set  


    Additional materials fee of $25 for casting supplies will be applied to the class fee when you register.
    You can buy sterling silver for casting from the Jewelry Studio or bring your own.
    Bring a bag lunch if you would like. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.

    Contact Jane Martin at: Jewelry.Lead@BainbrigeBARN.org with any questions.

    Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse is a jewelry maker and sculptor living and working in Seattle. She has been teaching Metalsmithing and casting since 1992. She developed the Metalsmithing program at Savannah College of Art and Design, taught at the Vermont Art Exchange, and currently teaches in the Seattle area.

    • Monday, November 19, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: ME111918CS
    • 1
    Register

    Free class using Fusion 360 and the Metals Fabrication Shop's computer controlled milling Machine.

    In this class you will use the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Fusion 360, to generate the Control code (G code) to make the letters for a sign project on our CNC milling machine for the Commons downstairs at BARN. Your work will help acknowledge a major benefactor of BARN and will be viewed by many people.

    You will then use the code to cut the letters out of plastic. This will help you learn the techniques to go from a design to a finished piece by selecting tools, depth of cut, speeds and feeds as well as fixturing. Although this is a machine shop class, this class will help prepare you for using a CNC router as well.

    Prerequisites: None. This is a Beginners class.

    Please register. Class is limited to 2 students. Other classes are being offered through the month of December and beginning of January. See the Metal Arts calendar here.

    Instructor Bio:
    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 at cstanley3@mac.com

    • Monday, November 19, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: MA111918CS
    • 3
    Register

    In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a pretty and functional spinning top to take home.

    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $10 materials fee for brass and steel. This will then be added to the base price of the class and totaled to give the amount due. 

    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 acstanley3@mac.com


    • Monday, November 19, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Print Studio, Class Code: PR111918
    Registration is closed
    Wondering what you can make and do In the Print Studio?  Please join us for short tour and overview of the printmaking program. 

    The orientation will include examples of various methods of the printmaking instruction we offer.  You will also be shown the array of tools and equipment in the studio.  This is a time to have a look around and ask questions.  There won't be any hands-on printing during the orientation.  Depending on attendance and questions, the orientation may last 30-45 minutes.

    This event is free but please still register so that we know you are coming.

    Orientation will be led by members of the BARN Print Steering Committee.


    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    • Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code MS112018CS
    • 3
    Register

    In this 2 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 coaster or other useful item 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 acstanley3@mac.com

    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals
    • 20
    Register

                                         

    We will be pulling apart binders to recycle.

    Registration is not required. Please drop on in!



    Contact: Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR102318
    • 10

    Printmaking: Fob Open Studio will be a regular Tuesday night feature.  This is un-monitored, dedicated time when BARN members with printmaking studio fob access can be sure there is no other class in session, and can make plans to print together in the studio. (Technically, Open Studio in the print studio is whenever there is not a class in session. Check both the Print and Book Arts calendars; if there is no class for either of these studios, you are welcome to come in and work.)  If you can work on your own projects that do not require further instruction, no need to check the calendar.  Up to 10 print studio members can work at one time.  If there is high demand, we will begin having formal online registration for this time period.  Until then, you can just show up.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: BARN Member and Print Studio fob access (authorized by the Studio Lead after completing the prerequisites for unmonitored time in the studio).
    • There is no fee for this time.  It is part of your BARN membership.
    • Open studio users are expected to know where studio tools, supplies, and equipment is kept, to respect the standards and policies posted for studio use, to be considerate of others, and to leave the studio neat and clean when finished.     
    • A variety of print paper is available for purchase in the print studio.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 


    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO111918OB
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Learn the fundamentals  of making beautiful wooden pens as you also learn safe use of a lathe to make small wooden objects using carbide turning tools.

    In this class, the instructor will discuss the basic concepts of turning, using the modern pen as a model. You will use the drill press to prepare your turning blanks. Then, depending on the experience level of students in the class, the instructor will work out a schedule so that each student gets sufficient lathe time and one-on-one attention to complete a pen.

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • A materials fee of $21 to cover pen blanks, hardware and shop supplies will be added when you register and pay.
    Instructor: Oscar Barbo has been a woodworker and turner for more than 30 years. Oscar is well traveled, learning his turning in Hawaii, where he relished making pens from the local Koa wood. He often uses rare woods and non-wood materials like bone and antler. He is looking to share his skills while promoting pen design.
    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD112018CS
    • 2
    Register

    This class is a benefit for BARN Members only. 

    Learn how to use the Media studio to make simple audio recordings.  Upon completion, you will be qualified to use the studio recording equipment.  In addition, you will be granted FOB access, have access to the Google calendar to reserve studio time, have access to Google Drive storage for sharing your work with yourself at home, and will be given instructions on how to maintain an orderly studio so that others will not be confused or disoriented.  A brief introduction to equipment that may be used outside of the studio will also be given.  

    Note: On-boarding training is a requirement for unsupervised use of the Studio.

    Please register as class is limited to 3 students.

    Contact: Chris Walker at Media.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI112118AW
    • 3
    Register

    Come make your Thanksgiving pumpkin pies! We will learn how to use fresh,  local pumpkin to make the best pie possible. Participants will learn how to make a pumpkin pie from scratch, beginning with the roasting of pumpkin. You will receive other recipe ideas for roasted pumpkin as well! 

    Each student will go home with two pies and can choose to make either a traditional crust or a chocolate spice crust. Roast, blend, and bake - it's as easy as pie!
     

    Details:

    • There will be an additional materials fee of $15, added to the cost of the class when you register. 
    • Participants are requested to bring their own pie plates. 

    About the Instructor: 

    Anne Willhoit is a community volunteer, educator, and parent. Her biweekly column for the Kitsap Sun, From Scratch, outlines fundamental home cooking techniques, easy recipes for busy people, and strategies for using locally sourced ingredients. You can find more ways to mess up your kitchen and a seasonal recipe index on her blog at eatingsmallpotatoes.com

    Contact: Kitchen Studio Lead at Kitchen-2.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


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    • Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS112118PM+
    • 5
    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 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 Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Friday, November 23, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio

    Beyond the speed and noise of power tools, there is a whole world of woodworking done with hand tools. Whether you’re a luthier, a wood carver, an inheritor of old hand tools or just generally interested in honing your hand woodworking skills or tools, you are invited to this weekly gathering in the bench room. Share tips, ask questions, get inspired.

    Details:

    • Free for members. $20 for non-members.
    • No experience necessary. Bring  in your planes, drills, chisels, and saws and make a little something, or work on your partially built guitar, or bring out BARN’s carving tools or your own and whittle away.
    • Chisels and plane blades need sharpening? Learn how.
    • Questions? Contact Doug using  this form or phone Matt at (206) 849-6584.

    NOTE: These sessions may need to be canceled occasionally. Check the woodworking calendar for any updates.


    • Saturday, November 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME112418PM+
    • 5
    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 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

    • Monday, November 26, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE112618DR
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    TIG welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans and more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel. TIG welding is more difficult to learn than MIG welding.  TIG requires greater hand/eye coordination. TIG welding is a lower amperage precision arc welding process particularly useful in artwork and metal sculpture.

    This is hands-on introduction to TIG welding.  Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.

    The objective of the TIG series is for you to be able to comfortably weld using the TIG process.

    Details:

    • 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. Each student will go through the set up process for TIG welding on a Miller 215 welder. 
    • There will be approximately two hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch and filler rod manipulation. 
    • Additional materials fee of $8 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod will be added to your total when you register for class.
    • At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirt and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

    Instructor: Dave Roe.  Dave is an amateur welder and a principal in the Metal Fabrication group at BARN.  He is a Board Member at BARN.


    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO112718MG
    • 17
    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.

    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio
    Drop in to ETA Open Studio to work on a project, 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 can 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. Non-members stopping by to check out the space and observe are free.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR112718
    • 10

    Printmaking: Fob Open Studio will be a regular Tuesday night feature.  This is un-monitored, dedicated time when BARN members with printmaking studio fob access can be sure there is no other class in session, and can make plans to print together in the studio. (Technically, Open Studio in the print studio is whenever there is not a class in session. Check both the Print and Book Arts calendars; if there is no class for either of these studios, you are welcome to come in and work.)  If you can work on your own projects that do not require further instruction, no need to check the calendar.  Up to 10 print studio members can work at one time.  If there is high demand, we will begin having formal online registration for this time period.  Until then, you can just show up.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: BARN Member and Print Studio fob access (authorized by the Studio Lead after completing the prerequisites for unmonitored time in the studio).
    • There is no fee for this time.  It is part of your BARN membership.
    • Open studio users are expected to know where studio tools, supplies, and equipment is kept, to respect the standards and policies posted for studio use, to be considerate of others, and to leave the studio neat and clean when finished.     
    • A variety of print paper is available for purchase in the print studio.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 


    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD112718CS
    • 3
    Register

    This class is a benefit for BARN Members only. 

    Learn how to use the Media studio to make simple audio recordings.  Upon completion, you will be qualified to use the studio recording equipment.  In addition, you will be granted FOB access, have access to the Google calendar to reserve studio time, have access to Google Drive storage for sharing your work with yourself at home, and will be given instructions on how to maintain an orderly studio so that others will not be confused or disoriented.  A brief introduction to equipment that may be used outside of the studio will also be given.  

    Note: On-boarding training is a requirement for unsupervised use of the Studio.

    Please register as class is limited to 3 students.

    Contact: Chris Walker at Media.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO112818MJ
    • 0
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    Learn to give plane blades and chisels a razor-sharp edge so you can experience the joy of doing fine woodworking by hand. Having sharp tools, whether they’re BARN’s or your own, is not only safer. It’s also key to dramatically improving the quality of your work.
    In this single-session class, you will learn:
    • How to flatten and polish the back of the blades (and why that's important).
    • How to shape the lower front edge to the required angle, using BARN's WorkSharp tool.
    • How to polish the bevel using water stones.
    • How to hone a polished edge to razor sharpness.
    • How to flatten a waterstone using a diamond pad.
    Details: 
    • A $5 materials fee for shop supplies will be added when you register and pay.
    • Bring one or two plane or chisel blades that need sharpening, if you have them. If they are in really bad shape, you might not have time to get them fully tuned up during the class.
    • If you don’t have tools to bring, no problem. You can learn on BARN’s tools. Should we say something like this or just emphasize it in the class? BARN’s tools must be sharpened according to specifications that the studio has adopted. You can use other angles or processes for your own tools.
    • The sharpening systems are also available for use during open studio times. These are free for members and $20 for non-members.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, assisted by Bob Worden

    • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS112818PM+
    • 5
    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 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 Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE112818JMM
    • 3
    Register
    This class is designed for participants who have previous experience making jewelry. People need to demonstrate basic tool use and studio safety. After completion of the short class, people will be given access to the jewelry studio during open studio hours.  

    Areas covered for Skills Class:

    • Safety and use of shears
    • torches, 
    • flex-shafts, 
    • disc cutter, 
    • rolling mill, 
    • polishing wheel 
    To view the Open Studio times available, please click here.

    Contact: Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
    • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD112818CW
    • 1
    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, November 29, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO112918HD+
    • 10
    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, November 29, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN ETA 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 can 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. Non-members stopping by to check out the space and observe are free.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Thursday, November 29, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio & Small Classroom, Class Code: MD112918CS
    • 2
    Register

    In this course, you will learn how to make simple and common edits to your sound recording. You will learn how to delete mistakes or verbal ticks, control volume and how to mix several tracks of either voice or music to create a more engaging and pleasant result.  

    We will also cover importing and Exporting as well as some terminology. We will be using an Apple Mac computer and software called GarageBand that comes installed with these computers. Bring in your own computer, or use the one we have.

    • Thursday, November 29, 2018
    • Thursday, December 06, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA112918CS
    • 4
    Register

    In this 2 session class, you will learn to use Fusion 360 to build a simple three dimensional model of your fidget spinner. Then we will learn how to use fusion 360 to output G code to run cutting paths on the CNC milling machine. Lastly we will cut out the body of your fidget spinner in plastic and insert three bearings into the spinner. Additional bearings can be purchased. Every student will take home a spinner that they have designed and built.


    Details:

    • All levels welcome.
    • Materials fee of $25 will be added during registration and making payment.
    • If you have a laptop with Fusion 360 installed you should bring it to class to facilitate workflow.
    Instructor:
    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. Contact: cstanley3@mac.com


    • Friday, November 30, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code BO113018MJ
    • 6
    Register

    Manufactured book cloth is wonderful to use, but comes in limited colors, textures and patterns. It's also often quite expensive. In this workshop, you'll learn how to make your own book cloth, using colorful cotton fabric.  We'll cover two different techniques; one you can use while you are in the book arts studio, and the other that can be done at home.  You'll go home with several new pieces of book cloth, and the skills to make more! 

    You'll also learn to use the dry mount press, enabling you to use it during Book Arts open studios.  Come join us for a fun filled afternoon and make your own book cloth, from fabrics that you like.  We'll have lots of fabric here, but you are welcome to bring any cotton, fairly tightly woven cloth with little to no texture. Quilting fabric works quite well for this purpose.


    Ages 14+ Welcome.


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


    Reviewed 11-5/tt

    • Friday, November 30, 2018
    • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL113018CS
    • 0
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    Coldworking is a reductive 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, demos on each machine, and work time. 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 student projects and becoming familiar with the cold shop. This will be a day to get creative 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: 
    Chloe Sismour holds a BFA from the University of Washington and is currently a professional coldworker at Seattle Glassblowing Studio. Her conceptual artistic practice tends to be mixed media, but her material focus is on flameworking and coldworking. 


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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.

    • Friday, November 30, 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI
    • 20
    Register

    • Looking for something to do with your family on a Friday afternoon after school? 
    • Does the idea of creating holiday ornaments with your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews sound like a lot of fun?
    Bring the family for an afternoon of creativity and community!  

    The Fiber Arts Studio is hosting its Second Annual Holiday Ornament-Making Workshop after school on Friday, November 30th from 3:30 - 5:30 PM.

    MaterialsWe will provide materials for you to make ornaments from scratch, to hand-stitch, to embellish, and to decorate. 

    What to BringBring your imagination and your own ornaments to repurpose and transform with sparkles, threads, ribbon, yarn, fabric and much more.

    Skill LevelAll skill levels welcome!

    Ages: *Children of all ages (6 to 110+).  

    *Children under the age of 14 will need to accompany and supervise the adults helping them to make ornaments.