BARN Classes and Events

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

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

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

    Details:

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

    Organizer: Genevieve Douglass Persen is a composer and writer.




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

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

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

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

    Session 1 will be a short 1 hour lecture.

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

    Get that sewing mojo going!

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

    Ages: Ages 18+ Welcome.

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

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

    * This class has prerequisites. Please see details below.

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

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

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

    Details:

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

    Materials: $5 for the pattern.  

    Knit-Along participants need to bring:

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

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

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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


    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021919EL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    * This class has a pre-requisite. Please see below.

    This all-day workshop with nationally known woodturner and instructor Eric Lofstrom will develop your skill with a foundation tool – the skew — and improve your skills with all turning tools.

    The most versatile tool for woodturners, a skew can peel, pare and finish wood to a fine surface, and create beads, V-cuts and coves. Learn how to wield a skew skillfully, and you can decrease your turning and sanding time on virtually all spindle projects. Is your primary interest in bowls and hollow forms? Learning to use the skew will improve all of your turning techniques.

    This hands-on class will emphasize sharpening, controlling the tool to finesse a clean cut, and practicing basic to advanced cuts. Using only the skew, you will explore many practice exercises designed to fine-tune your turning skills using two of Lofstrom’s favorite projects for honing spindle skills: an egg and his version of a finger-tip spinning top.

    Details:

    • * Open to students who have successfully completed Introduction to Woodturning or have approval two weeks in advance from the woodturning program coordinator, Jamie Straw. Use this form to contact her.
    • You may use BARN tools or bring your own skew(s).
    • There will be a lunch break mid-way through the class, with options to bring your own or share in ordering pizza. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave, as well as plates and utensils, for your use.
    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back

    Instructor: Eric Lofstrom grew up around woodworking but learned about woodturning only in 2001, at a free demo about turning pens and letter openers. His wife bought him a mini lathe and tool set for Christmas that year, and he was on his way. After a few dramatic catches during the first few projects, he decided to focus on gaining tool control and improving his technique. Lofstrom joined the South Puget Sound Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners in 2002 and has since served on its board. He began demonstrating and teaching woodturning at local woodworking stores in 2006. Since then, he has taught at multiple symposiums and has become a sought-after instructor for woodturning clubs across the United States and Canada. See examples of his work on his website, www.ericlofstrom.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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




    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN, Book Arts Studio, Class Code BO21919
    • 10
    Register

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

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

    Guest price is $20.

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

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

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

    Details:

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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE020619SJ
    • 2

    Please note: This is the second session of a earlier class that was postponed due to the weather for students to do make-up time.

    This class is designed for the curious new metal artist or someone looking for a fun and easy project. Beginning and all levels of experience welcome. Youth are welcome, ages 14 and up.

    The class will start you off with introductory metal and tool information and instruction. By the end of the class you will leave with a finished customized pendant, charm or key chain hand made entirely by you!

    There is an additional $15 material fee that covers the costs of the first project. 

    Students may purchase additional metals and sterling silver during class for additional projects.

    If you are registering you and your child to do this project together, please register you and your child separately.

    Beginner to all levels of experience welcome. Ages 14 and up.

    Students may purchase additional metals and sterling silver during class for additional projects.

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With a background in ceramics and sculpting, Sarah started her journey into metal arts with studio lead Jane Martin back at Yeolmalt Cabin. She enjoys teaching beginners and youth because witnessing people have that “aha” moment never gets old. And introducing youth to hands on trade skills and opportunities is priceless. 

    Sarah Jones is also a studio monitor and on the BARN Jewelry/Fine Metal Arts steering committee 

    Sarah sells her art to private collectors and her work can be viewed on Instagram @SarahJonesJewelry.



    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE021919DR
    • 0
    Join waitlist

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

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

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

    Details:

    • The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and proper preparation of materials. Each student will go through the set up process for TIG welding on a Miller 215 welder. 
    • There will be approximately two hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch and filler rod manipulation. 
    • Additional materials fee of $10 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, consumables, and filler rod is included in the price of class.
    • At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirt and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

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


    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR021919
    • 10

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

    Details:

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


    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD021919CW
    • 2
    Register

    This class is a benefit for BARN Members only. 

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

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

    Please register as class is limited to 3 students.

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

    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code:20
    • 2
    Register

    * This class has pre-requisites. Please see below.

    In this all-day workshop with nationally known woodturner and instructor Eric Lofstrom, you will learn the basic skills needed to create a small bowl with an outward flowing square rim. Your first one might not turn out quite as sophisticated as the Lofstrom bowl in the picture, but this class is sure to tease your mind and set ripples of inspiration in motion!

    As you create the bowl from a square blank with basic turning tools, you will explore techniques to maximize effectiveness of the bowl gouge and finishing scrapers. You will utilize several methods for mounting a face-grain blank to the lathe for turning. Focus will be placed on tool control and creating a flowing form, while aiming for the cleanest cuts possible from the tools.

    Details:

    • * Open to students who have successfully completed Introduction to Woodturning and Introduction to Bowl Turning and have turned at least four bowls independently during BARN's open studio times or elsewhere. Students must also have taken Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety 2. Any exceptions must be approved two weeks in advance by the woodturning program coordinator, Jamie Straw. Use this form to contact her.
    • You may use BARN tools or bring your own.
    • This class was originally scheduled for noon-8 pm. The new time is 9 a.m.-5 pm. There will be a lunch break mid-way through the class. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave, as well as plates and utensils, for your use.
    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back

    Instructor: Eric Lofstrom grew up around woodworking but learned about woodturning only in 2001, at a free demo about turning pens and letter openers. His wife bought him a mini lathe and tool set for Christmas that year, and he was on his way. After a few dramatic catches during the first few projects, he decided to focus on gaining tool control and improving his technique. Lofstrom joined the South Puget Sound Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners in 2002 and has since served on its board. He began demonstrating and teaching woodturning at local woodworking stores in 2006. Since then, he has taught at multiple symposiums and has become a sought-after instructor for woodturning clubs across the United States and Canada. See examples of his work on his website, www.ericlofstrom.com.

    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • 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, February 20, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE011019JM
    • 7

    The last session of this class has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 20; from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for the students who couldn't do the make-up on the 11th.

    This beginning level class is a 3 session class in the month of January for those that have never taken a jewelry class or have been through one or two beginning classes at BARN. We will make a pair of earring by sawing sterling silver with a jeweler's saw or punching out metal with the punches. Many tips and tricks to make these processes easier will be shown.  Learn how to master these tools and use them often. Stamping letters and numbers and rolling textures in metals will be covered.

    This is a 100 level class for beginners and ongoing for those that have taken another beginning class at BARN.

    There will be a $15 materials fee.

    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

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

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

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

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

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

    Studio access

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

    Questions? Contact Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS022019PM+
    • 5
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Looking to become involved in the Kitchen Arts Studio?

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022119DW
    • 5
    Register
    * This class has prerequisites. See below.

    Gain confidence in using a wide array of power tools safely in this three-week component of BARN's Intro to Woodworking series.

    You will build a sturdy, two-step stepstool of solid wood and plywood. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common stationary and portable tools in the woodshop:

    • table saw
    • band saw
    • miter saw
    • jointer
    • planer
    • drill press
    • oscilating spindle sander
    • router
    • biscuit joiner
    • hand drill
    • impact driver
    • random orbit sander

    Details:

    • * Beginners are welcome, but you must first complete our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class.
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Hand Tools in either order. Both classes are required to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    Instructor: Dave Whitacre
    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN, Book Arts Studio, Class Code BO022119
    • 10
    Register

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

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

    Guest price is $20.

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

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

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

    Guest price is $20.

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

    This class is an intermediate level class. The prerequisite for this class is A-Z of Fused Glass. 

    Vitrigraph comes from the Latin “vitri” (glass) and the Greek “graph” (writing). A vitrigraph kiln is used for the process of heating glass in a small pot and allowing the molten glass to flow out of the bottom of a pot through the bottom of the kiln. This a two session class (Thursday and Friday).

    This specialized tool can, with experience & practice, aid glass enthusiasts in their creative quest. Using the Vitirgraph to create  curvey stringer, curving glass rods, and linear elements, will expand creative ideas with which to draw from.

     Session 1, introduces students how to control the fluidity of glass by hand pulling, stretching and twisting glass stringer at 1600 degrees.

    Session 2 brings students the opportunity to use the pulled glass, to create a 10" x 10" fused glass line drawing.  This is a amazing & fun technique you won't want to miss! Becoming comfortable with this technique will lead to more advanced classes where we will make murini & mille fiori rods.

    There is a material fee of $30 included the price of the class.

    Important Notes:

    • Remember to wear cotton clothing, no polyesters, long pants, socks & close-toed shoes in the Glass Studio, at all times! This will be strictly enforced.

    Instructor:  Diane Bonciolini  

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

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

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

    Details:

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

    Letterpress Monitor Bio's:

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

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



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

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

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

    This class is for those that have complete MIG 1, 2, and 3 OR previous welding OR plasma cutting experience. 

    A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment, welding techniques, and fabrication in MIG or TIG. (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    Participants may practice their welding skills or pursue their projects and are encouraged to bring their own project materials. There will be a safety refresher. Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

    Details:

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

    Bainbridge Island WA 


    Further Contact:

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


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

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

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

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

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

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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

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

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

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

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

    Additional Contact -- Studio Lead: Chris Stanley 

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

    Do you want to cast outside of class? 

    Come be a part of BARN’s Casting Club!!

    This is an exciting opportunity to practice casting your own work in precious metals.  This is a Hands-On experience. You'll have an opportunity to do every step in the casting process yourself. This isn't a class, but more like an open studio for casting. It will require some casting experience (see below) and teamwork. We've started this club to give our community a chance to cast on a regular basis. We plan on growing and evolving to include the casting of 3D printed pieces and mold making.  If you're interested in participating, see requirements and specifics below.

    What's included

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

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

    Additional Flasks

    If you’d like to cast more than two flasks, please email us so we can confirm there is available space.  Each flask beyond the two allotted will incur an additional materials fee paid on the investing day.   (All participant’s first two flasks will have priority over additional flasks in case of a full kiln).

    Casting Club Requirements

    You need to have taken at least one lost wax centrifugal casting class in the last 5 years where you poured your own metal. (Or have enough experience with lost wax centrifugal casting that you are comfortable casting on your own.   If this is the case, shoot us an email so you can get approved.)

    Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants to the casting day.  Non-flammable natural fiber is best. Please bring something to tie back loose hair and don’t wear loose draping clothing.  

    We have dust masks, safety glasses and gloves that you can use, but feel free to bring your own.

    To participate you must be 18 years or older (special circumstances must be cleared with the Jewelry Studio beforehand)

    What To Expect

    On Friday evening, we will be investing, so come with your pieces sprued, weighed (don't forget to record your wax weight & bring it) and attached to the sprue base, so we can jump right in.  Don’t plan on there being time to sprue your work during this time.  If you have any concerns or would like some advice on spruing, come to open studio on Monday or Friday.  We have set aside a locker where you can leave your sprued flask if you so choose. During investing, we’ll have time to make some last minute adjustments and weigh our metals.  When everyone's done investing we’ll clean up and figure out the pouring order for the next morning.  You're welcome to stay to help load the kiln for its’ overnight burn. 

    On Saturday morning, come with appropriate casting wear (& hair up).  After a review of the days plan we will get everything ready for the pour.  Teams of 2 people will take turns casting until we finish. When all of the flasks are poured everyone can help clean up and show off their work!!

    Casting Club -- $35 

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

    Contact Info castingclubbarn@gmail.com




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

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

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

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

    Details:

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

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

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


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

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

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

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

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

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

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

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022319JH
    • 2
    Register

    Build a house for orchard mason bees, the gentle natives that are super-efficient pollinators. Or even better, enlist a kid and sign up as a team to build one.

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

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

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

    Details:

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

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

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    Close-toe comfortable shoes are required.


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

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

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

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

    (No wheeled vehicles, please). 

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

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

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

    Instructors/Monitors:

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

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

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

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO022319NM
    • 5
    Register