BARN Classes

    • Monday, July 09, 2018
    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO070918JD
    • 2

    Registration is now closed for this class.


    For anyone ages 12-15

    This BARN boatbuilding class is offered in an exciting collaboration with Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation so that you can build your own boat -- and then learn to sail it too. In the BARN class, you will be learning how to build the Puddle Duck Racer. (PDRacer) a racing sailboat that is the easiest boat in the world to build. The simple hull can be made from 3 sheets of plywood, some glue, and fasteners. You will be able to build this complete sailboat in 2 weeks.

    Then join your classmates on the water and learn to sail your PDRacer through the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District's program.

    Beginners are completely welcome as this is an introductory sailing course, no sailing experience is necessary. Participants will learn how to rig, launch, sail, and dock their Puddle Ducks while exploring our local Bainbridge waters.  To register to sail your PDRacer, click here. or call BI Parks & Rec office at (206) 842-2306 x1 and reference activity #430710-01.

    There will be an added Materials fee of $400 to the price of the class when you register. 

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor:

    Jim Dagata, an outdoor enthusiast, was raised near the water, and he has spent most of his life around water. College life ended with a degree in Marine Science Biology before moving West to work. He spent ten seasons teaching outdoor experiential education for Pacific Crest Outward Bound School out of Central Oregon, educating students ages 13- 60 on rivers and in the mountains. Jim has built hollow wood surfboards, cajón drums, and a number of other wood projects. After being out of experiential education for some time, life changes have brought him back to teaching, this time in the woodshop and back on the water mentoring mostly youth. You may see Jim around Bainbridge this Summer on the water, sailing or paddling some type of craft or with his Border Collie, Hobie, riding in the sidecar of his motorcycle.



    • Monday, July 16, 2018
    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI0718MS-2
    • 1
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    For youth ages 12-15


    Summer on Bainbridge Island provides many unique culinary opportunities. Access to local and fresh agriculture and the Sound is a bountiful feast to be had - if you know where to look. This 5 session camp will introduce students to local farms through their summer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes easily available on Bainbridge this time of year. We may also explore locally available seafood. More importantly, students will come away having learned how to prepare and enjoy the local harvest.

    There is an additional Materials Fee of $50 that will be added to the price of class when you register. 

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor:
    Marcela Sandoval is a classically trained Chef and has years of cooking abroad and instructing kids of all ages.


    • Monday, July 16, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA071618CS
    • 4
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    In this class you will learn to use fusion 360 to build a simple three dimensional model of your fidget spitter. 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 spitter 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 at registration.
    • 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


    • Monday, July 16, 2018
    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Electronic Arts Studio, Class Code: EL0718RG
    • 9
    Register

    For youth ages 9 - 12

    In this 5 session, 2 hours a day class, youth explore the world of engineering using the MaKey MaKey invention kit. MaKey MaKey is an innovative circuit board kit that enables kids to create inventions by wiring up everyday objects to a computer. Check out this video to see the MaKey MaKey in action: 


    MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone from jay silver on Vimeo.

    Kids will use the MaKey MaKey to create guided projects including banana pianos, play-dough bongos, and pipe cleaner game controllers. They will also work in teams to design and build their own inventions, which we will demo to parents on the last night of class.

    The goal of this camp is to foster the "maker mindset," encouraging kids to bring their ideas to life and embrace the creative process of designing, collaborating, building, making mistakes, and trying again!

    For more information about MaKey MaKey (including a gallery of student inventions) please see their website: https://makeymakey.com

    Important Notes:

    Please complete this permission slip and bring it to the first day of class.

    Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.

    If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org


    Instructor Bio:

    Rebecca Graham has been teaching coding and electronics classes to kids and adults for 4 years. She studied Computer Science at the University of Mary Washington and works as a senior software engineer in the areas of machine learning and natural language processing. She loves cats, glitter, putting LEDs on things, and helping people get excited about creating with technology.


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    • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN, Kitchen Arts Studio, KI0718TR
    • 0
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    For ages 14 - 18

    In this 4 session (3 hours a day) class, study the art of chocolate at BARN with Chef Tamas of the acclaimed L'Atelier on Bainbridge. First, you will learn the history of chocolate and basic chocolate techniques. Through conversation and practice, you will understand the importance of ingredients. During the first two days, you will make dark chocolate and milk chocolate truffles. In the second week, you will craft chocolate mousse cake in the BARN commercial kitchen.

    There will be an additional $40 Materials Fee added to the price of class when you register.

    Please complete this permission slip and bring it to the first day of class.

    Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.

    If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org.


    Instructor:

    Tamas Ronyai has worked as a chef around the world and competed on the international culinary stage. His passion has always been chocolate and pastry. Tamas has trained with some of the world's best chocolatiers and pastry chefs in France, Belgium, Montreal, and Chicago. His "Atelier" is a dream come true.

    • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 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. 

    Orientations will be held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, at 10:00 am. 


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

    • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE071818CLB
    • 0
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    Fold-forming is  a completely new way of forming sheet metal quickly into wonderful 3-D shapes and textures, mostly from single sheets of metal without any soldering. Fold-forming uses sheet material, folds it, works it and then unfolds it. This process is about following what the metal likes to do rather than forcing form upon the material. Forms are to some extent derived from the natural tendencies of the plasticity, ductility and elasticity of the metal.

    This is an intermediate level class for those that have taken at least 1 jewelry or metals classes from BARN or another school.

    $20 material fee will be added to class fee when you register
    Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.

    Charles will be giving a lecture at BIMA, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art on Friday, July 20th.  This event is sponsored by Seattle Metals Guild and is free. 

    Instructor: Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain has trained, studied and worked in Germany, Canada, and the United States to learn the skills he uses. His work and writing on the results of his technical research, have been published internationally. In 1994 Brain Press was established which documents, publishes and markets the results of his research activities. His publications include two major books, Fold-forming with Brynmorgen Press, and The Jeweler's Bench Book with MJSA Press.

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: SM071818BW
    • 1
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    This is a repeat class designed to give participants exposure and practice in shaping sheet metal into compound curved forms. This class is designed so that you can start the class sequence at any point or continue beyond previous lessons. 

    Shaped metal applications are in art and fabrication. You can even make a bowl.

    This class is intended to teach you the skills needed to form compound curves in sheet metal. We will start with hand tools such as hammers and dollies and shot bag to get a hands-on feel for what it takes to shape metal. Then we will progress to the English wheel, the shrinker/stretcher and the pneumatic planishing hammer. There will be time allowed to work on your personal shaping project.

    Small class size of 4 creates a learning atmosphere with direct mentoring. Students will work in teams of two.  

    This class has been extended to 2 hours. The cost is $38 for members and $45 for non-members.

    There is a materials fee of $10 that will be added to the class tuition when you register.

    This offering is unique in that participants can start at any point in the class cycle and develop their skills at their own pace. More classes will be posted in the future.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.  Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    Minimum class size is 2. If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    Instructor Bio: Bill Wentworth studied sculpture and industrial design at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA, and at San Jose State College, San Jose CA. He became interested in metal work at a young age, and became fascinated by the handiwork that went into the custom-made bodies of Italian and British racing cars. As an adult, he studied drafting and the machine trade, which led to a to starting and operating a company that specialized in architectural metal fabrication. He began his career as artist after moving to Poulsbo in 2004, and opened a studio – Sterling Design – in Poulsbo, Washington. He finds that his attention is repeatedly drawn to the natural architecture of plants, a theme which often shows up in his abstract sculpture. You can see some of Bill’s work at NorthwestSculpture.com.

    • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio
    • 1

    If you build or repair guitars, ukuleles, or other stringed instruments — or want to — you are invited to our free weekly gathering for luthiers. Ask questions, share tips, and use BARN's growing collection of luthier tools as you work alongside  others on your instruments.

    This special interest group meets each Wednesday from 6-9 pm in the bench room unless a class is scheduled there, in which case it will move to a nearby space.

    If you have questions or comments for the group leader, Doug Salot, please use this form to contact him.

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

    • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS071818PM+
    • 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 Metal Arts Machine Shop: Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $10 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, July 18, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 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.

    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO071918SC
    • 0
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    Join us in our 'Book of the Month' Club held the afternoon of the third Thursday of the month. The Carousel book is the third in a series of workshops that feature a new structure for making books in each session. 

    In this third session, you'll be making a Carousel book. The first carousel books date from the late 1930’s. This format is related to the tunnel book, with several layers in each segment. The viewer usually looks into a window or frame at the front of each segment. These books are great fun to make and decorate, and you can use a variety of mark-making tools to add images and text. You'll leave with a complete carousel and instructions to make more.

    There will be a Materials fee of $10 added to the cost of class when you register.

    These classes are taught by a variety of instructors, and you can expect great ideas, excellent teaching and experience.

    This class is being offered by Susan Callan, whose workshops are known for being informative, productive and just plain fun!

    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE071918EM
    • 4
    Register

    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.

    This hands-on introduction to MIG welding covers the first two classes of a four-part series.  It is a 3 ½ hour combined class. Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the set up process.

    The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and proper preparation of materials.

    There will be approximately 3 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld beads, different types of welds including butt, lap, “T”, edge, and corner welds.  Mentoring will be from a professional welder.

    At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead, identify the characteristics of a good bead, and problem solve for the causes of incorrect beads.  Students may progress to simple welded pieces.

    There is an additional $18 materials fee for steel coupons, gas, and filler wire that will be added to the cost of the class when you register.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  

    If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    Instructor:  Erin Munter   (erinmunter@gmail.com)

    Instructor Bio:
    Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future. 

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

    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO071918JH
    • 6
    Register

    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the Woodworking Studio's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. To use the shop during Open Studio time, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Please see the Woodshop calendar for scheduled orientations.

    Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during open shop time and in classes that require certification in these tools:

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointer
    • Chop saw
    • Scroll saw
    • Drill press

    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. See them by clicking on this link. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)

    Details:

    Please dress in the same way you will be expected to do when you use the shop for open studio time. That means:
    • Wear close-toe shoes.
    • Bring and wear safety glasses.
    • Wear hearing protectors when warranted; bring your own or use BARN's.
    • Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and dangly jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    Instructor:  Joshua Haza
    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD071918CW
    • 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.


    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI072018RC
    • 0
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    During this day-long course, you'll design & create a pair of sandals for your own feet that will age beautifully and last many years!

    The class will move through every step of the sandal-making process, starting off by customizing trusted patterns (or inventing new ones) to suit your feet and design preferences. Next we cut and assemble the leather pieces, paying close attention to fit, and finally attach the layers to a VIBRAM rubber sole.

    Rachel Corry has a wide selection of leather colors and textures to choose from. Stylistically, almost anything is possible as long as its a sandal (open toe, open heel). Generally people choose to choose to make either a buckling sandal, a tying sandal, or a slide. Take a look at her website and Instagram to get a sense of popular styles but feel free to gather inspiration from wherever and bring it along.

    This class is hard work: participants use hammers, utility knives, anvils, and get barefoot! 

    Sandal-making is easy to continue at home with a few simple tools once you have the basics down.

    MaterialsAll materials will be provided.

    Skill LevelUniversal.  All skill levels welcome.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

    Instructor Bio:  Rachel Corry makes sandals and shoes in Portland, Oregon. She teaches sandal-making classes regularly in Oregon, California, and Washington. She believes that learning to make sandals is a great first step if you're interested in making your own shoes.

    Rachel Sees Snail Shoes began in 2010. After meeting a clogmaker in the UK, Rachel became enamored with shoemaking and set out to learn all she could. She reports that she drew upon the wisdom of various shoemakers and cobblers to help her along the way. 

    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
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    Here is a chance to socialize and work on your hand stitching projects.  Bring your hand stitching, finish older work, or start something new and share in the company of others. Meet in the BARN Fiber Studio “living room.” This group will meet the first Friday of the month and then every other Friday after that for an hour and a half.  

    BARN Members: Free.

    Non-BARN Members: $10


     

    • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL072118NA
    • 0
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    This 2-hour class is designed for makers getting started with the laser cutter. You will learn how to operate BARN's laser cutter safely as you make a small item.

    The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter as well as the set-up, settings and operation of the laser cutter.

    Optional: Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. It is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Click here to go to Inkscape.org where you can download it. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. This is not strictly necessary, but will help you get the most out of this class.

    Successful completion of this workshop is the first step toward becoming qualified for independent operation of the laser cutter. It also prepares you for more advanced laser cutting classes. 

    Class size is limited to 4.

    Contact Annette Walker: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME072118PM+
    • 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 Metal Arts Machine Shop: Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $10 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, July 21, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: WE072118DG
    • 4

    This class has been postponed until the fall.


    Experience what you can do with gas welding under the tutelage of a master artisan. It is like drawing in 3-D with fire and metal.

    Oxy/Acetylene welding uses gas and welding rod to create structures or join materials.  A gas mixture is used to create a molten pool to which filler material is added by hand to create a weld of build up sculptural material.  It can be the most creative of the welding processes.

    The class is a full day – 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:30.  The morning session is devoted to explanation of the Oxy/Acetylene process, safety, proper use of tools, and hands-on development of technique.  From 10:30 to noon, you will be forming and shaping metal rods using the torch. By afternoon 1:00 – 4:30 (if not before) you will be using what you learned and practiced to create a piece or pieces of your own design and imagination.

    Oxy/Acetylene processes are also applicable to heating and bending, brazing, flame treating (coloring), and cutting (ferrous) metals.  Understanding and proficiency using Oxy/Fuel is essential to having a full range of skills in the welding studio.

    In common with other kinds of welding, oxy-fuel welding results when two pieces are heated to produce a shared pool of molten metal. The molten pool is supplemented with additional metal filler depending on the metals to be welded.

    The full day (6 ½ hours) class costs $138 for BARN members and $166 for non-members. An additional $20 materials fee for gas and filler rod that will be added to the cost of the class when you register.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  

    Feel welcome to bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator to store lunches and drinks.

    If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    Instructor Bio:
    David Gonzalez began his craft in the steel and welding trade 18 years ago in his hometown of Albuquerque, NM. And almost began dabbling in metal art.

    His passion for knowledge and skills on the process of transforming metal into art began to grow into metal alchemy.  In San Diego, he created his business Iron Insanity, and continued growing his knowledge and passion for his art. After a stint in British Columbia, Dave ended up in Portland and eventually set himself up in a studio and teaching space full time to transform metal into art. 

    Today, Dave collaborates with other talented artists as a member within the Pacific Northwest Sculptors group. He has received five awards for his sculptures at the Curious Gallery exhibition held in Portland Oregon, and has provided metal art to other local establishments.  He is one of the artists Wells & Verne showcases where he shows and sells his custom jewelry and sculptures.

    Email: artist@davegonzosculpture.com Phone: 503-270-9394

    Alternative Contact:  Henry Sharpe, henrysharpe@gmail.com, 206 708-0561

    See examples of instructor Dave Gonzo’s work at:  

    http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/large-sculpture/

    http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/table-top-sculpture/

    http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/wall-sculpture/


    • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI072118SH
    • 8

    This class has been postponed until the fall. Watch for email announcements.

    In this 3 session workshop, students will design, knit and felt a friendly, whimsical critter pillow to enjoy.  Knitting happens in the round on a circular needle.  Felting happens in the class salad spinners.  The critters come alive with needle felted features.

    If you have ever taken a class with Sandy Hall, you know why people rave about what a good teacher she is.  If you have not taken a class from her yet, you are in for a treat!

    The skills learned in this class can be generalized to future knitting and felting projects.

    Skill Level: This class is for Intermediate Level Knitters.  This is not a beginning knitting class.  Knitters must know how to knit and increase and decrease stitches.

    This class is a Family-Friendly class.  If you are an intermediate or advanced knitter we would love to have you join the class with a family member who is 7+ years-of-age. Register for yourself and add number of youth between the ages of 7 and 13 as "guests" attending. The youth are free as long as you are attending with them. You will only be charged for the adult registration. We ask that you put in number of youth guests so we know how many to expect.

    What students should bring to class

    • Feltable knitting worsted wool. 
    • Size 13 circular needle (16 inch)
    • Size 13 double point needles.

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

    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 way of working with students is marvelous.  

    • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code WO072118JS
    • 1
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    Effective and enjoyable woodturning is dependent on sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.

    This class is strongly recommended for students enrolled in Introduction to Woodturning and is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis. You will receive hands-on training for sharpening gouges (spindle and bowl), and a brief overview of sharpening other tools such as parting tools, skews and scrapers.

    Details:

    • You can bring one or two of your own tools to work on, or use BARN's tools.
    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and 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.
    • There is an additional Materials Fee of $5.00 that will be added to the class cost when you register.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about three years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017.  She is currently Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.

    • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI072118RC
    • 0
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    During this day-long course, you'll design & create a pair of sandals for your own feet that will age beautifully and last many years!

    The class will move through every step of the sandal-making process, starting off by customizing trusted patterns (or inventing new ones) to suit your feet and design preferences. Next we cut and assemble the leather pieces, paying close attention to fit, and finally attach the layers to a VIBRAM rubber sole.

    Rachel Corry has a wide selection of leather colors and textures to choose from. Stylistically, almost anything is possible as long as its a sandal (open toe, open heel). Generally people choose to choose to make either a buckling sandal, a tying sandal, or a slide. Take a look at her website and Instagram to get a sense of popular styles but feel free to gather inspiration from wherever and bring it along.

    This class is hard work: participants use hammers, utility knives, anvils, and get barefoot! 

    Sandal-making is easy to continue at home with a few simple tools once you have the basics down.

    MaterialsAll materials will be provided.

    Skill LevelUniversal.  All skill levels welcome.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

    Instructor Bio:  Rachel Corry makes sandals and shoes in Portland, Oregon. She teaches sandal-making classes regularly in Oregon, California, and Washington. She believes that learning to make sandals is a great first step if you're interested in making your own shoes.

    Rachel Sees Snail Shoes began in 2010. After meeting a clogmaker in the UK, Rachel became enamored with shoemaking and set out to learn all she could. She reports that she drew upon the wisdom of various shoemakers and cobblers to help her along the way. 

    • Sunday, July 22, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: WE072218DG
    • 4

    This class has been postponed until the fall.



    Experience what you can do with gas welding under the tutelage of a master artisan. It is like drawing in 3-D with fire and metal.

    Oxy/Acetylene welding uses gas and welding rod to create structures or join materials.  A gas mixture is used to create a molten pool to which filler material is added by hand to create a weld of build up sculptural material.  It can be the most creative of the welding processes.

    The class is a full day – 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:30.  The morning session is devoted to explanation of the Oxy/Acetylene process, safety, proper use of tools, and hands-on development of technique.  From 10:30 to noon, you will be forming and shaping metal rods using the torch. By afternoon 1:00 – 4:30 (if not before) you will be using what you learned and practiced to create a piece or pieces of your own design and imagination.

    Oxy/Acetylene processes are also applicable to heating and bending, brazing, flame treating (coloring), and cutting (ferrous) metals.  Understanding and proficiency using Oxy/Fuel is essential to having a full range of skills in the welding studio.

    In common with other kinds of welding, oxy-fuel welding results when two pieces are heated to produce a shared pool of molten metal. The molten pool is supplemented with additional metal filler depending on the metals to be welded.

    The full day (6 ½ hours) class costs $138 for BARN members and $166 for non-members. An additional $20 materials fee for gas and filler rod that will be added to the cost of the class when you register.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  

    Feel welcome to bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator to store lunches and drinks.

    If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    Instructor Bio:
    David Gonzalez began his craft in the steel and welding trade 18 years ago in his hometown of Albuquerque, NM. And almost began dabbling in metal art.

    His passion for knowledge and skills on the process of transforming metal into art began to grow into metal alchemy.  In San Diego, he created his business Iron Insanity, and continued growing his knowledge and passion for his art. After a stint in British Columbia, Dave ended up in Portland and eventually set himself up in a studio and teaching space full time to transform metal into art. 

    Today, Dave collaborates with other talented artists as a member within the Pacific Northwest Sculptors group. He has received five awards for his sculptures at the Curious Gallery exhibition held in Portland Oregon, and has provided metal art to other local establishments.  He is one of the artists Wells & Verne showcases where he shows and sells his custom jewelry and sculptures.

    Email: artist@davegonzosculpture.com Phone: 503-270-9394

    Alternative Contact:  Henry Sharpe, henrysharpe@gmail.com, 206 708-0561

    See examples of instructor Dave Gonzo’s work at:  

    http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/large-sculpture/

    http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/table-top-sculpture/

    http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/wall-sculpture/


    • Sunday, July 22, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Fab machine shop MA072218CS+
    • 2
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    Please note: This series of classes is a special interest group offering  only for students and mentors participating in the Spartronics Robotics Program at Bainbridge High School. A code is required for registration.

    In this class students will learn fabrication techniques by making the parts needed to complete a Stirling Cycle Engine from a kit. The machine tools used will include the lathe, milling machine, and drill press. 

    Each session is limited to 4 student participants and 2 mentors. The class fee is $10/session with each session running 2 hours. 

    Sessions will be on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. We anticipate there will be at least 10 sessions required to finish this project. Students are encouraged to sign up for as many sessions as they can and to sign up at least 2 weeks in advance. If the project finishes sooner there will be refunds given.

    If you have any questions, please contact Julie Leung, Program Coordinator at Julie@BainbridgeBARN.org or 206-842-4475 x 221. 

    Spartronics students can direct questions to Kenneth.

    Instructors:

    Stan Stumbo, Jerry Erickson, Peter Moseley, Chris Stanley

    Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop

    The June and July classes for Learning Manufacturing Techniques for Robotics include the following dates:

    Sunday June 24 from 2 to 4 pm

    Tuesday June 26 from 7 to 9 pm

    Sunday July 1 from 2 to 4 pm

    Tuesday July 3 from 7 to 9 pm

    Sunday July 8 from 2 to 4 pm

    Tuesday July 10 from 7 to 9 pm

    Sunday July 15 from 2 to 4 pm

    Tuesday July 17 from 7 to 9 pm

    Sunday July 22 from 2 to 4 pm

    Tuesday July 24 from 7 to 9 pm

    Sunday July 29 from 2 to 4 pm

    Tuesday July 31 from 7 to 9 pm


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code ME072318EM
    • 0
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    For youth ages 14 -18

    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.

    At the end of the class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead, identify the characteristics of a good bead, and problem solve for the causes of incorrect beads. Students may progress to simple welded pieces and may compete a simple project like a pair of bookends.

    Class size is 3 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring from a professional welder. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder. 

    The three hour class costs $64 for members and $77 for non-members.  There is an additional $15 materials fee for steel, gas, and filler wire that will be added to the cost of the class when you register.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, long hair tied back. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.
    • This 1-day, three hour, class is also offered on July 24, 25, 26, and 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    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. 


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME0718SS-1
    • 1
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    For youth ages 14 - 18
    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 cool 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. 

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry.  
    • This 1-day (3 hour) class is also offered on July 24, 25, 26, and 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    This class will be taught by a variety of experienced instructors from BARN's Metal Arts Studio.


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • Friday, July 27, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI0718MS-3
    • 2
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    For youth ages 12 to 15

    Come explore a culinary journey around the world in 5 days! Possible stops include Mexican, Thai, Italian and Tunisian cuisines. You will build new skills and learn new ingredients and techniques. Every day you will cook delicious recipes for lunch and you will also learn how to maintain a community kitchen.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor: 

    Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela Sandoval spent the last 18 years accompanying her diplomatic husband around the world.  They have lived in China, Zambia, North Korea, Nepal and Tanzania. Growing up in South Texas to immigrant parents, Marcela’s culinary roots are with traditional Mexican cuisine.  She is Cordon Bleu trained, worked in restaurants in DC and Beijing, sold gelato in Lusaka, ran a tapas bar in Pyongyang, trained restaurant staff in Kathmandu and taught cooking to elementary students at the International School of Tanganyika.  Marcela’s life experiences are reflected in her cooking. 


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • Monday, July 30, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI072318
    • 6
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    We are beginning a new series of programs we call “Sew-Alongs. ” What is a Sew-Along?  It is kind of like a sewing bee where a group of sewing enthusiasts get together and work on the same kind of project.  

    The Fiber Arts Studio 'Sewing Programming Committee' has selected some popular clothing patterns. People who want to participate will purchase the pattern and buy the fabric and notions required to make the garment. Then, we will meet and work together to make the chosen garment. 


    The second Sew-Along project is the 'Hudson Shirt.'  You can see a picture of it by clicking on the following link: Hudson Shirt.

    Men interested in participating may be interested in adapting this shirt or could contact us about an alternative pattern: fiber.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • The activity is free for BARN Members.  
    • Non-BARN Members $10 drop-in fee per session.  

      Please register so we know how many people to expect.

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Purchase the 'Hudson Shirt' pattern: https://www.sewingworkshop.com/shop/Hudson-p38307626   
    • Fabric and notions required to make the shirt.  This information can be found on the pattern package (pictured at the link above).
    • Your own sewing machine.
      You may use a Fiber Arts Studio sewing machines if you have taken one of Kathy Mack's sewing classes and the training class on using our Brothers Sewing machines.  Non-members pay $15 per session to use the Fiber Arts Studio sewing machines.
    • We have cutting mats, scissors, pin cushions, etc. for use in the Studio.

    Skill Levela: Advanced Beginner: Experience with using a sewing machine and cutting fabric for simple sewing projects.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE072318HS
    • 0
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    For ages 14 - 18
    Cut shapes out of flat sheet steel.  Make an idea into hard reality. 

    Participants will use a plasma cutter to create a design in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds). Each student will have a 2 foot square sheet of steel (and a practice piece).  Bring a design. Detail should be at a level you can draw with a sharpie or soapstone and trace with a somewhat awkward implement while wearing gloves. 

    Plasma cutting uses a highly focused electric arc and compressed air to cut steel.  Wiki (paraphrased) describes the process thusly:  Plasma cutting involves creating an electrical channel of super-heated, electrically ionized gas i.e. plasma, through the work piece forming a completed electric circuit. Compressed gas is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed.  The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. The compressed gas blows the hot molten metal away, thereby cutting through the work piece. 

    The three hour class costs $47 for members and $56 for non-members. 
    There is a $25 materials fee for steel and consumables that will be added to the cost of class when you register.

    Small class size (3) creates a learning atmosphere with direct mentoring.  Work space is limited on the plasma table. Students will take turns using the plasma cutters.

    The class begins with a safety briefing.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, long hair tied back. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.  
    • This 1-day, three hour, class is also offered on July 24, 25, 26, and 27. It is not sequential.


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Studio, Class Code: ME0718PM-1
    • 3
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    For ages 14 - 18

    Come spend an afternoon in the machine shop learning the nuts and bolts of metal machining. Machining involves lathes, drill presses, and milling machines with the use of various cutting tools. You will be making a nut and bolt to take home.




    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $5 materials fee. 


    • Important Notes:
    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry.  
    • This 1-day, 3 hour class is also offered on July 24, 25, 26, and 27. It is not sequential.

    Instructor: 

    This class will be taught by a variety of experienced instructors from BARN's Metal Arts Studio.


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code: WO072318JS
    • 0
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    Get started in your woodturning adventure with this two-session beginner's class, where you’ll learn how to create the basic shapes involved in both spindle and bowl turning.

    In Session 1, you will  turn basic spindle shapes as you learn about woodturning safety, technique and how to use the tools with good body mechanics — all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge and parting tool.

    In Session 2, you will learn more about spindle turning as you make a bottle stopper. You will learn about design elements and balance, using a mandrel system for securing material, and the use of a template and calipers.. Additional tools used will be a negative rake scraper and calipers. All of these skills will prepare you for other turning efforts such as turning bowls and boxes.

    Details:

    • A Materials Fee of $15 will be added to the price of class when you register. The materials fee includes spindle stock and finishing supplies. 
    • Clothing: Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops; closed and comfortable shoes.  No jewelry other than small earrings  (no rings, bracelets, necklaces). Long hair must be tied back.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about three years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017.  She is currently Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.

    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE072318HS
    • 1
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    Introduction to Welding Studio Power Tools

    The Fabrication and Project Classes and Assisted Studios are based on students' ability to safely and comfortably use hand and stationary power tools available in the welding studio for cutting, grinding, and preparing materials.

    This class or prior shop experience is a prerequisite for Fabrication and Project classes.  Contact the Studio Lead if you have questions.

    Students who are not familiar with the use of power tools in the Welding Studio (chop saw, horizontal and vertical band saws, drill press, hand and stationary grinders and/or "porta-band") should participate in the free Welding: Introduction to Power Tools before participating in the Fabrication Class.  The class -- Welding: Introduction to Power Tools is free but requires registration. Please see our calendar here for these classes. 

    This class does not cover welding equipment which is covered in MIG and TIG #1 and #2.

    Please register for this free class.

    The class begins with a safety briefing.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN. 
    Students must wear natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics.  

    Minimum class size is 2.  If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    If you have questions please contact Henry Sharpe, Studio Lead, HenrySharpe@gmail.com


    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO081418MG
    • 23
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