BARN Classes

    • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code-WR0518JM
    • 0
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    In this 4 session class, you will explore the genre of picture books via classic and contemporary examples, with a focus on current publishing preferences and practices. 

    Your look at this unique literary form will cover topics such as narrative structure, character development, word choice, the relationship between words and images, developing a story, thumbnails and book dummies, steps to finding an agent and publication, joining critique groups and professional organizations. A portion of each class, except the first, will be devoted to sharing and critiquing student projects. 

    Instructor: Jennifer K. Mann is a picture book author and illustrator from Bainbridge Island. Formerly an architect, she gleefully turned to picture books full-time in 2012. She is the author and illustrator of Two Speckled Eggs, I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard, Sam and Jump, and the forthcoming Josie’s Lost Tooth, all published by Candlewick Press. She is the illustrator of George Shannon’s Turkey Tot, and Alison McGhee’s Percy, Dog of Destiny.

     
    • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Print Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Is, WA 98110
    Print Open Studio:

    This ongoing (every Wednesday) Printmaking Open Studio will have a monitor available for questions.

    It is open to all printmakers that have either participated in a BARN Print Orientation OR taken part in a BARN Print Workshop.

    It is also open to all BARN printmakers that have completed the BARN prerequisites for working independently in the Print Studio.

    Open Studio is free to BARN Members as a Member benefit.
    There is a drop in fee of $10 for Non-Members.
     Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to the Open Studio.

    Paper is available for purchase at the studio for $5/sheet (22" x 30"). Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to purchase.

    Please join us!

    Contact:
     Renée Jameson at Print-1.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
    or
    Kathryn R. Lesh at Print-2.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org



    • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    • Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI052318CL
    • 4
    Register
    • Have you always wanted to make quilts?  
    • Do you want to learn all the techniques you need to create a finished quilt?

    • Tired of quilting workshops that only get you half-way through creating a quilt?
    This 6-week class is for you!

    PREREQUISITE: Fiber Arts Studio Sewing Class from Kathy Mack or other introductory sewing classes.

    In this class you will learn:
    • All about quilting tools
    • How to choose fabrics for your quilt
    • All about color combinations and how they influence the look of your quilt
    • Elements of designing a quilt 
    • How to correctly cut your fabric with a rotary cutter
    • When to stop playing with the arrangement of your quilt pieces and begin to sew.
    • How to sew quilt pieces together so everything lines up correctly
    • Creating borders for your quilt
    • Techniques for putting your quilt top, batting, and quilt backing together
    • How to machine quilt
    • How to add binding and finish your quilt

    WHAT WE SUPPLY
    • Sewing machines
    • Cutting mats and quilting rulers
    • Rotary cutters

    WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS
    • A notebook and pen to take notes.
    • To enhance the design process -- come with an open mind and no pre-conceived ideas about what your quilt should look like.  This will help you learn the necessary quilting techniques you will use in every quilt.

    SKILL LEVELAdvanced Beginner.  This class is also great for folks who have started or finished a couple quilts but feel like they could use a comprehensive quilting class. 

    AGE LEVEL: 14 +

    INSTRUCTOR BIO: Carol Latham will teach you everything you need to know to create a finished quilt.  She is a wonderful teacher who helps students with easy to understand, step-by-step instruction.  Carol received her degree in Textiles and Clothing from University of Tennessee.  She owned  "Carol's Finishing Touches," a quilting company.  She worked at Esther's Fabrics for years.  She brings her extensive knowledge of quilting and fabrics to this class as well as her wonderful sense of humor.  You are going to love this class.  
    • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom

    Training on Wild Apricot for Marcela.


    Contact: Tammie Tippie

    • Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: SM052318BW
    • 3
    Register

    This is a continuing 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 at any point in the class sequence or continue beyond previous lessons. 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.

    Check out Bill Wentworth's website at: https://www.northwestsculpture.com/

    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, May 23, 2018
    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop, Class Code MA052318CS
    • 3
    Register

    In this two session class you will learn how to safely use the Vertical Milling Machine. The Mill is one of the most useful machines for making simple to complex parts out of metal or plastic. We will cover work holding, cutters, the rotary table, and how to deal with different materials. 

    After completion of the class you will be able to make that part that they just don’t have at the hardware store. You will leave the class with a set of coasters or other useful items that you have made.

    Additional Materials Fee of $10 for plastic and metal used during class will be added to the tuition and then totaled when you register.

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

    For questions please contact the instructor acstanley3@mac.com

    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO052418CY+
    • 3
    Register

    Curious about letterpress but not ready to take the plunge into professional textbooks and technicalities? This afternoon session is designed for just that.

    You’ll get hands-on experience with movable type under the guidance of two experts as you craft a dozen two-color, personalized bookmarks to keep for yourself or give away to the favorite readers in your life. If you've ever wanted to learn more about letterpress, this is an excellent opportunity to find out whether letterpress is for you!

    Instructors:
    Carl Youngmann
    and Ellie Mathews operate The North Press in Port Townsend, where they make custom bookmarks and much more with the collection of two hundred antique type fonts they’ve acquired during the thirty-five years they’ve been printing the old-fashioned way.

    NOTE: Members are free, but should register, since there is a cap on enrollment. Non-members have a $15 fee.  

    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts and Great Room, Class Code: KI052418AW
    • 3
    Register

    King Arthur Flour Bakealong

    Join us for May's monthly make and take! You will be participating in King Arthur's monthly bake-along challenge. We'll have the ingredients set up in the kitchen and we'll all learn together.

    This month it is Reglach! 

    • We will be providing ingredients for the raisin cinnamon filling. If you'd like to experiment with your own filling or one of the variations (as listed at the bottom of the recipe), please bring your own filling ingredients.
    • This recipe includes 50 minutes of down time. Bring your own kitchen project to fill the time. 
    • Please bring your own container to take the rugelach home in.

    This is not a formal class. Participants are asked to stay and help with clean up, including dishes, counters, and floors.

    To read more about May's King Arthur Monthly Bakealong click here.

    This is a free class and is a BARN Members only event (part of the perks of being a member).  Please register so we know who will be attending. There will be a materials fee of $5.00 for ingredients, which will be added when you register. If you would like to bring a youth to prepare a batch of Rgelach with you, please register and add number of guests, (youth). You will only have to pay the materials fee for the number of youth you are bringing. 

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    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: ME052418CS
    • 0
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    In this free 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.

    This is a Beginners class. Prerequisites: None
    This class is Free to Members and Non-Members.

    Class is limited to 2 students. Other classes are being offered through the month of May and beginning of June. 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



    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Writers' Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    • 10
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    The Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio is designed for members. Before attending one of these sessions, be sure you are a BARN member and have obtained your fob for entry into BARN.

    Then, at this orientation session, we will give you the information you need to have fob access into the Writers' Studio.

    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    Do you have an old hand plane that needs you? Do you want to do woodwork and listen to music at the same time?

    Come join the Hand Tool Interest Group Gathering. No experience necessary. We will talk hand tools and practice using hand tools.

    Bring  in your planes, drills, chisels, and saws and make a little something.

    Chisels and plane blades need sharpening? Learn how and learn how to make dovetail joints.

    Please call Matt at (206) 849-6584 with any questions.

    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Writers' Studio, BARN, Class Code WR0524MS
    • 5
    Register

    "BARN  Gathering” --Authors’ Reading--In Lieu of Roundtable

    In the spirit of Gertrude Stein, BARN Writers and Martha Salinas will be hosting a salon for members and non-members to read their work to an appreciative audience. This is a great opportunity to prepare for your debut as an author. Even if you’ve read at your own book signings before, this is a wonderful chance to reach new readers. Beginners and experienced writers alike are welcome. 

    There will be room for ten readers and two guests who don’t read. Each reading will be five minutes with two short breaks. Please sign up early. 

    • Friday, May 25, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO052518ML
    • 3
    Register

    In the Book Arts Studio Orientation you will get an overview of the variety of books and binding styles that can be made in classes at the BARN. We'll also tour the studio and become familiar with the proper use of the equipment used in bookbinding. In addition, participants will learn to bind a simple soft-bound booklet. 

    • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO052618
    • 16
    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.

    • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME052618PM+
    • 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, May 26, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR0518HJ
    • 1
    Register

    If you are interested in publishing a simple book (fiction, memoir, art, or otherwise) without hiring a publisher or someone for formatting, this is the beginners’ class for you.

    Award winning author H. M. (Hannah) Jones has self- and indie-published over 13 books, both with and without graphics, over the last five years through her imprints HMJ Books and Madame Geek Publications.   She has made a study of basic formatting in order to bring professional, clean books to her readers for little to no monetary formatting costs to herself. 

    H.M. will discuss paperback formatting tips in Word and how to utilize some of the basic features of Word to make sure ebook software displays your words and pictures correctly. She will also share with you some free to cheap, easy to use photo editing tools that come in handy when creating books with graphics. She has gone through the frustrating experience of having a non-transferable file with strange spacing and badly placed photography. She can share with you what parts of a book ebook software finds difficult to translate and help you learn to navigate or avoid those pitfalls.

    If you are interested in utilizing the ebook aspect of publishing, you will leave the class with a solid understanding of how to format a readable PDF for a professional paperback book. 

    Instructor:  H.M. Jones is the author of the award-winning dark fantasy, Monochrome, and its prequel, Fade to Blue. Her work is strewn across various short story anthologies, websites and poetry anthologies. She began her publishing journey in 2011, by self-publishing Monochrome, learning to format books and engage readers through intense study. She was successful enough in her pursuit that she engaged a publisher, who picked Monochrome up in 2015. She has since self-published several short novellas, two of which are graphic novellas. She owns her own indie-publishing house, Madame Geek Publications, and spends much of her "spare" time giving talks at conventions, when she is not teaching college English, Computers, mothering her children or writing books. Her website is www.hmjones.net, and she can be found tweeting around the twittersphere @HMJoneswrites. 

    • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Get together with your fellow fiber folks every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and spend time creating, sharing your projects, and learning tips from others that may help you with your latest project.

    Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, Tatting or other portable projects.

    Everyone welcome, just drop on in!

    No registration required.

    Free for everyone!

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    • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME052618HS
    • 2
    Register

    Introduction to MIG Welding Part 1

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

    This is a hands-on introduction is the first of a four-part series   The class is aimed at students interested in trying MIG welding.

    Small class size (4) creates 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 goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process. The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials. There will be approximately an hour and a half of hands-on practice and guidance on technique.  At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a MIG bead and to be able to identify and remedy problems with the bead.  Many students will have advanced to exploring different types of weld or welding different thicknesses of material.

    There is a materials fee of $9 for steel coupons, gas, filler wire that will be added to the cost of the class when you register.

    BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics.  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:  Henry Sharpe.  Henry is an amateur welder and the Welding Studio lead at BARN

    Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.


    • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    • Saturday, June 09, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL0618DB+
    • 0
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    BARN's three-session A-Z of Fused Glass  is a must for all level glass artists who want to work independently in the BARN Glass Studio.

    In each session, students will be introduced to fused glass basics, studio safety, vocabulary, products, compatibility, glass cutting, tools, equipment, slumping molds, how to use the BARN studio, and kiln use and care.

    At the completion of the class, participants will leave with glass 'samplers' and two completed fused glass projects.

    NOTE:  In order to use Open Studio Access or Monitored Open Studio for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting, grinder use, mold prep, and kiln use.  This mandatory course will address those competencies. Due to the idiosyncrasies of the glass studio and our teaching methods & logistics this class is for seasoned artists as well.

    There is an additional materials Fee of $85 that will be added to the cost of class when you register.

    Instructors: Diane Bonciolini, Constance Ducar, Kendra Harrington

    Diane Bonciolini:  The "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio, Diane's love of glass is her passion.   As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. She describes glass, her medium of choice, as having a life of its own.  This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations:  stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete.

    Constance Ducar is relatively new to fusing glass and is a member of the Glass Art Studio Steering Committee.  She is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass.  She is also active in the Fiber Arts Studio.  

    Kendra Harrington's initial exposure to fused glass was through a BARN A-Z class.  She has been working in fused glass for a few years and enjoys using many different techniques including use of foliage inclusions and free-building in the kiln.  She is also active in the Fiber Arts Studio.

    For more information: glass.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Studio, Class Code: ME052618
    • 3
    Register

    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 a lower amperage precision arc welding process particularly useful in artwork and metal sculpture.

    This hands-on introduction is the first of a four-part series. 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.

    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.  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

    Instructor: Dave Roe.  Dave is an amateur welder and a principal in the Metals Studio.  He is a Board Member at BARN.


    • Monday, May 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS052818PM+
    • 4
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is 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 Monday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $10 for Non-Members. Please register for each Monday'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

    • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: SM052918CS
    • 6
    Register

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

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

    Instructor:  Chris Stanley: Model Maker, Educator, Artist. Chris spent the last 18 years teaching it all in the industrial design program at The Art Institute of Seattle.

    Contact Instructor with any questions: Chris Stanley at cstanley3@mac.com 

    • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN, Machine Shop and Small Classroom, Class Code ME0518PM-3V
    • 7
    Register

    In this class you will learn about basic metal cutting, and the tools in the BARN machine shop studio used for drilling, turning, milling, sawing and grinding. There will be a basic demonstration of what the drill press, lathe, milling machine, cut off saw, band saw and surface grinder do. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on safety issues surrounding these powerful and potentially dangerous machines.

    This class is free but please register so we know how many to expect.

    Contact: Peter Moseley
    Metal.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO052918JD
    • 3
    Register

    Interested in being a safety monitor in the Woodworking Studio at BARN? This three-hour free class is a key step in the process.

    This class will explain the safety monitor program and the responsibilities of a shop monitor. BARN and woodshop policies will be covered. Discussion will include safety of users; safe operation of tools; woodshop systems including lighting and dust collection; and procedures for cleanup and for opening and closing the shop for open studio time.

    Once you complete this class, you will need to “shadow” a monitor for one shift before you can be certified as a monitor.

    Prerequisites: To take this class, you must be a BARN member and have already taken Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.

    Instructor:  Joe Dunstan has been a woodworker for 20 years and has built his own house.  He manages the safety monitor program for the  shop.

    • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: ME052918CS-2
    • 6
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    Form a rectangular metal container suitable for a box, or a loaf pan or a planter in this introductory sheet metal class.

    In this class you will make a rectangular metal container useful for many purposes.  You will learn to cut and bend sheet metal using a jump shear and a brake.   

    No prior sheet metal experience is required, although it will be helpful to have taken the free Sheet Metal Safety Class. This class will include a safety briefing.

    Additional materials fee of $10 for sheet metal will be added to your total when you register for class.

    There is a class size limitation of 4 students. This is for safety so the instructor can focus on and help students.  

    Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    The minimum class size is two.  If only one student has registered 48 hours before the studio, the class will be cancelled.

    Instructor:  Chris Stanley: Model Maker, Educator, Artist. Chris spent the last 18 years teaching it all in the industrial design program at The Art Institute of Seattle.

    Contact Instructor with any questions: Chris Stanley at cstanley3@mac.com or Henry Sharpe at henrysharpe@gmail.com

    • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Jewelry studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 0
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    This class is designed for participants who have previous experience making jewelry. People need to demonstrate basic tool use and studio safety.

    Areas covered for Skills Class:

    • Safety and use of shears
    • torches, 
    • flex-shafts, 
    • disc cutter, 
    • rolling mill, 
    • polishing wheel 

    This class is offered free to Members and Non-Members and is available on other dates. Please see calendar. Please register but you only need to sign up for one class date.

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



    • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    • 9:40 AM - 3:55 PM
    • Meeting at: Kingston Ferry Terminal
    • 10
    Register

    Let's Go Shopping!!
    (
    Please register by May 23rd),

    We will meet on the 9:40 a.m. ferry from Kingston. Our first stop will be Hardwick's Hardware store in the U-district. Next is Harbor Freight Tool and Supply store then Seattle Jewelry Findings in Lynnwood.

    Please sign up if you want to go so we know how many people are joining us.  We can rent a 7 passenger van for the day (about $8 a person) if we have 7 people that will do that.  We can also take 2 cars if that is how we want to do this.  Lunch and ferry fares are extra.  Hopefully we will make the 3:55 p.m. ferry from Edmonds back to Kingston.

    Please register by May 23rd.

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


    • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Print Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Is, WA 98110
    Print Open Studio:

    This ongoing (every Wednesday) Printmaking Open Studio will have a monitor available for questions.

    It is open to all printmakers that have either participated in a BARN Print Orientation OR taken part in a BARN Print Workshop.

    It is also open to all BARN printmakers that have completed the BARN prerequisites for working independently in the Print Studio.

    Open Studio is free to BARN Members as a Member benefit.
    There is a drop in fee of $10 for Non-Members.
     Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to the Open Studio.

    Paper is available for purchase at the studio for $5/sheet (22" x 30"). Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to purchase.

    Please join us!

    Contact:
     Renée Jameson at Print-1.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
    or
    Kathryn R. Lesh at Print-2.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org



    • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: ME0318Mc-2
    • 0
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    Upon completion of the class, you should be familiar with the basic features of the program and be able to create and modify 3D designs to specific dimensions.

    This class is a must for any Woodworking Studio participant planning on using the Woodshop's new CNC machine.

    You must have a laptop computer for the class as no computers are provided. Please download a working copy of Fusion 360 to a laptop prior to the class. This must be done BEFORE class starts. The instructor will not be able to help you with this at the beginning of class. Please use the email below if you have questions.

    A 20-page learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class including: 
    • Basic design concepts
    • Dimensioning designs
    • Step by step creation of a cad design
    • Additional Learning resources to fast track proficiency in Fusion

    Instructor Bio: Mark McComsey is a serious hobbyist who has converted several different machine tools from manual to CNC. He is a knife maker and has done some high performance automobile work.

    Please email the instructor, Mark McComsey if you have difficulties installing Fusion prior to the class at: mark@mccomsey.net

    • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Arts Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: ME053018CS
    • 5
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    In this class you will see how machine tools such as the lathe, milling machine and computer controlled milling machine can be used to help with your jewelry projects, such as making a die for cutting or forming metal, cutting waxes, and cutting or shaping your metal directly. Everyone who attends the class will take home a small die for hydro forming metal disks.

    Additional Materials Fee of $15 for die materials 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

    • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Print Studio, Class Code: PR0518
    • 7
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    In the Print Studio Orientation you will learn the basic procedures and practices of printmaking at BARN. 

    The orientation will include ink mixing techniques, paper preparation, the proper use of the presses, an overview of the basic tools for creating imagery, and studio clean-up procedures.

    BARN Members are free (but please still register), non-members are $15.

    This informative introductory session will be taught by members of the BARN Print Steering Committee, two instructors per session.

    Details:
    • This workshop is geared to beginning printmakers as well as to seasoned printmakers who would like to work independently in the BARN Print Studio.
    • Your participation in this orientation qualifies as one of the prerequisites for working on your own in the BARN Print Studio.
    • Paper is available for purchase in the orientation.


    • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE053118JM
    • 5
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    We will make jewelry with beach glass by wire wrapping, drilling holes in the glass and setting some in a bezels. Making ear wires work successfully will be covered. 

    This is a 3 session class for all levels.

    Please bring beach glass if you have some  to the first class.  We can tumble glass to make 'beach glass' so also bring colored glass bottles to use and share. 

    $15 material fee will be added to class fee when you register

    Instructor: 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: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Friday, June 01, 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, third, and fifth Friday of each month for an hour and a half.  

    BARN Members: Free.

    Non-BARN Members: $10


     

    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO060218JH
    • 1
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    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 - Josh has been building furniture for his home and doing home renovations for a few decades now.  He also likes to build physics equipment for his high school physics classes.
    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO060218MG
    • 15
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