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The Collage Study Group is a group for collage artists to meet to share ideas, concepts and executions. It meets on the second Monday of each month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Meetings may have topics or be work time, and formats may vary from month to month. This is a time to work together, share ideas, do demos and presentations, and when requested, constructive critiquing.
*Activities that require BARN Print Studio resources, training and/or additional materials are approved by the Print Lead/Steering Committee and posted separately. They are often space limited and all participants are required to sign up for them through the BARN website calendar.
BARN Members - Free (Please register)
Non-Members - $24 for Feb - June 2019 meetings and must register.
Drop in visitors are welcome for any of the individual sessions and can attend meetings for a fee of $20 per meeting/sessions, payable with cash or check at the time of the meeting.
Skill Level: Universal -- All skill levels welcome
Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.
Bring a lunch if you like. There is a kitchen in which you can refrigerate and reheat food.
Please contact Meg Hartwell with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this culminating segment of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series, you will build a small, Shaker-style table suitable as a lamp stand or night stand that incorporates some of your own design elements.
You will learn to take a project through all of the steps from initial idea through finished project, including:
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.
* This class has pre-requisites. Please see details below.
The chair is often considered the Holy Grail of woodworking. It isn't really that daunting — but it is a challenge.
In this class, you will build a chair that the instructor, noted Bainbridge Island furniture maker Bob Spangler, designed specifically for this class. He will discuss design and what it takes to make a chair that is structurally robust, comfortable and pleasing to the eye. You will work with patterns and jigs, then use the bandsaw and the shaper to create parts that are accurate and repeatable. You will learn vacuum forming to bend the pieces that make up the back of the chair. All joinery for the chair will be mortice and tenon and you will use the Festool Domino so that you may produce the chair again at a later time with the Domino at BARN or your own shop.
Everyone will leave the class with a complete chair and patterns to reproduce the chair or a set at a later time. You will need to upholster the chair seat on your own, but the instructor will describe how to stretch leather for a seat cover.
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.
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.
Weaving combines color, fiber, & patterns in endless unique options to create cloth.
Learn how to do all the steps in weaving: setting up and using a floor loom, project planning, weave structure and pattern, and many tricks of the trade.
This 5-session class is hands’ on using floor looms and other equipment. The class will emphasis learning how to weave, how to set up a floor loom, how to plan projects, and how to read a weaving draft. During the class you will weave samples with the emphasis on learning how to weave and plan.
Students will use BARN floor looms and equipment.
There will be a $20 materials fee.
What to Bring:
Students should bring their own scissors.
Deb Sweet is a long-time weaver and teacher at BARN. She will have various Teaching Assistants during the class, all BARN members active in the Fiber Arts Studio. Deb has taught at BARN for the past several years and has a love for weaving that is infectious.
*This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.
In this two session class, you will learn the basics of G-code programming used throughout industry for controlling machine tools, routers, plasma cutters, 3D printers etc. Chris writes G code to machine metal forming dies for his jewelry projects. The focus in this class will be on the coding necessary to control the BARN CNC milling machine. Chris has an interesting approach to coding Mill work using spreadsheets. By the end of this class you will have written code and cut out a simple project.
Introduction to the Milling Machine class or equivalent.
There is an added $10 materials fee for stock and O'hds that included in the registration fee.
Instructor: Chris Stanley
Chris is a master model maker, inventer, and fourth generation artist. He has taught a variety of classes in the industrial design department at the Art Institute of Seattle.
Did you ever wonder how to get a really professional-looking finish on your woodworking project? In this hands-on class, you will learn about different types of wood stains and clear finishes and get a chance to experiment with them on a sample board that you can take home and use for future reference.
The class is four sessions to allow drying time as you go through all of the steps, from preparing the surface to applying stain and finish, to rubbing out the finish. You will learn how to prepare the surface to help ensure an excellent finish, which stains and finishes work best on different types of solid wood and plywood, and which tools and techniques to use when applying stains and finishes by hand (ie, without spraying). You will also learn which products are compatible with one another — and which ones aren't.
"With her professional background, Carol provides you with information that takes you beyond the easy way out of Minwax products at the big box store to the world of waterborne finishes vs alcohol-based or petroleum-based products. You get to see and work with a variety of wood species and grain patterns using penetrating and topical finish products and — what was most exciting — dyes. Most importantly you get the instructions in what not to do as well as what works for you. This is a level of information and hands-on trial that every serious woodwork needs to experience."
— Jeff Williams, former BARN woodshop lead
Instructor: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. She also makes custom furniture, including the slab coffee table in the Commons at BARN.
Join fellow weavers for a year-long study group meeting one day a month to view the Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild episodes on our big screen in BARN's small classroom. We will learn new weaving techniques and share our success as weavers. Here is a link to the project that will be featured in these sessions, what fun to have monthly "weave-along" projects with this study group: JST Online Guild Season 3.
Catherine Camp, email@example.com
More about the instructor Jane Stafford:
Jane began weaving at the age of 21, purchasing a new Fanny with the help of a chattel mortgage on her Chevette. Before two years were up she was accepted as an under-qualified, but very ambitious student at the Banff School of Fine Arts. Two years later she was a teacher’s assistant there and, in a few more, an instructor herself. In subsequent years, Jane has had the great fortune to be able to earn a living doing what she loves most, weaving, and sharing her passion for excellence in cloth. Jane has been both a production weaver and a workshop instructor, helping students reach their potential across the continent, for over 25 years. She was the recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award for 2014 from Handwoven Magazine. Jane now teaches exclusively in her studio on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
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.
Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.
Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
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.
Rob Avery: Rob is a Monitor in the welding studio; a creative artist, loves to share, coach others and problem solve in creative ways.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Peter Mosley: Peter is retired mechanical engineer who has had own metal machining work shop. (email@example.com)
Chris Stanley: Model maker, educator, artist. Chris is a "Jack of all trades". Reportedly, he can fix anything except a broken heart. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Back by popular demand, we again have the good fortune to have a master paper marbling artist in our community, and now he's going to be teaching paper marbling techniques at the BARN! Please join us in welcoming Len Eisenhood, a master paper marbler, in an exciting and productive workshop.
The history of marbled arts dates back to the 1500's, when Middle-Eastern artisans established classical designs as background for calligraphy or as borders of pages. In the 17th and 18th centuries the art migrated to Europe, where new marbling designs, unique to each country, were developed.
In this hands-on workshop, you will become familiar with paper marbling's scaffolding process: paper preparation; mixing and applying paints; combing and over-marbling. You will have a chance to explore the art of paper marbling, and try several different techniques.
Each student will create marbled designs on a collection of six papers that include: Rives cotton rag, tyvek, deli wrap and watercolor papers. Your finished papers can provide inspiration for book making, collage and/or painting.
Len Eisenhood is an educator and artist and is currently showing his marbled papers and collaged paintings at Flowering Around in Winslow.
This two session class (Saturday and Sunday) will introduce you to the art of stone cutting. Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process. All base materials will be provided. Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional varieties of rough stones and are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.
Instructor: Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California. Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.
Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas
New to playwriting or want to inject some energy into your ongoing writing practice? The Playwriting Lab is an opportunity to add more tools to your writing toolbox. We'll explore and experiment with the core fundamentals of playwriting and start developing scenes right away. Through a series of timed exercises and group games, we will create characters, write dialogue, and share our work out loud in a fast-paced, inclusive, safe, and fun environment.
Kristina Sutherland is a playwright, teaching artist, director, and actor based in Seattle. Kristina has over 15 years of professional teaching experience in the Puget Sound region and enjoys leading playwriting and collaborative play creation classes for students of all ages. Kristina created and led playwriting courses for adult learners at ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theater, and Macha Monkey Productions, She has taught hundreds of beginning to advanced playwriting students since 2004.
Kristina is also the author of several critically acclaimed plays including With Dignity, Thebes and Franklin and Figaro. Her play Nancy, Frank, and Joe, co-written with Desiree Prewitt, was nominated for the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award in 2010. Kristina’s plays have been produced in Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, and across Canada in numerous fringe theatre festivals. Kristina received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Western Washington University and her Master in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University.
At the completion of the class, participants will leave with glass 'samplers' and two completed fused glass projects.
This is a three session class held on three consecutive afternoons.
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 a materials fee of $85 included in the class price.
Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
Instructors: Diane Bonciolini, Constance Ducar, & Tobi Strevall
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.
For more information: email@example.com
In this 3 sessions class (3 days in a row) you will learn how to make a hammer from aluminum and brass as you learn basic metal machining techniques.
Machining operations that will be covered in the class include basic metal turning, external thread cutting, knurling, chamfering, cutting off, milling a flat on a round work piece, drilling, and tapping threads.
The hammer, which will be yours to keep, will have a brass head and will be useful as a "positioning" hammer. If you want a hammer head other than brass that's 1¼ inch diameter, bring the material to the class.
There is a materials fee of $20.
Before the class, students should view the following YouTube videos on how to make this type of hammer:
part 1part 2part 3part 4Extra Credit video
If you have questions, please email Stan Stumbo at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at (206) 842-1458.
INSTRUCTOR: Stan Stumbo is a professional marine mechanical engineer (retired) and is a longtime home-shop hobby machinist.
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This is a Metal Arts Open Studio for Sheet Metal for members and non-members to work on personal projects. This studio is for those that have had the sheet metal safety class and at least one sheet metal class. A monitor will be there to promote safe practices . (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.)
Participants are expected to provide their own materials or make arrangements with the monitor beforehand. There is no materials and consumable fee for sheet metal Open Studio.
Teacher/Monitor: Linda Sohlberg. Linda is a registered architect. She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN.
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 two 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.
At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a good weld bead and be able to attach two pieces of steel in different configurations.
BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
A materials fee of $18 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod is included in the price of class.
Participants must wear long sleeve shirt and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton). Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
There is no heat in the welding studio -- dress warmly
Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland, California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future.
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We started a series of programs we call “Sew-Alongs.” What is a Sew-Along? It is kind of like a sewing bee where a group of sewing enthusiasts get together and work on the same kind of project.
The Fiber Arts Studio 'Sewing Programming Committee' selected some popular clothing patterns. People who want to participate will purchase their own pattern, fabric, and notions required to make the garment. Then, we will meet and work together to make the chosen garment.
This March Sew-Along will be ‘The Farrow Dress’ pattern by Grainline Studio. The Farrow Dress features an A-line shape, some diagonal seams and a jewel neckline. You can choose long sleeves for cooler temperatures or leave the sleeves off for a summer option. This dress is sure to be a wonderful layering piece to add to your wardrobe.
Light to medium weight fabrics ranging from linen, linen blends, cotton, lightweight wool and wool blends, silk charmeuse, and silk twill. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way design prints.
Thread, hook & eye.
The pattern can be bought at Esther's Fabrics on Bainbridge Island.
Men interested in participating could contact us about an alternative pattern: email@example.com
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner. Participants should have some experience with using a sewing machine. Prior garment sewing experiences is not needed. Sewing on knit should not prevent you from trying this dress, even if you have never sewn on knit before. Bring your own machine. You may use a Studio Brothers sewing machine if you have taken the Fiber Arts Studio Brothers sewing machine orientation class.
Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.
Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!
This Sew-Along is hosted by Beth Jelec.
MIG or TIG Welding #4 is the final class (of four) in the sequence leading to the use of the welding studio. Students should have completed Introduction to Welding #1, #2, and #3 for MIG or TIG.
This class allows each student to design and work on a project of their choosing under the guidance of a professional welder. Your project should be the culmination of what you have learned in prior classes. The class will give you the opportunity to fill any gaps in your welding experience or knowledge and to demonstrate that you have the skills to work independently in the welding studio.
Bio:Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future.
If only one student has registered 72 hours before the class, the class may be cancelled.
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.
* This class has prerequisites. Please see below.
Sign up to use the BARN Fiber Arts Studio Sailrite Industrial Machine. BARN members who are certified to use the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine can sign up for those open studio times when a Sailrite safety monitor is hosting the open studio.
PLEASE NOTE: Only some of the BARN Fiber Arts open studio times have the safety monitors trained to supervise any use of the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine.
Skill Level: BARN Member who has taken the Sailrite Industrial Machine Certification class and been certified to use the machine.
Ages: Ages 18+
Safety Monitor: Dale Walker
Effective and enjoyable woodturning is dependent on sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.
This class is strongly recommended for students enrolled in Introduction to Woodturning and is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis. You will receive hands-on training for sharpening gouges (spindle and bowl), and a brief overview of sharpening other tools such as parting tools, skews and scrapers.
Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes. She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.
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.
In this class you will learn to build a storage box with a hinged lid out of sheet metal. Patterns in a variety of sizes will be available, including standard cigar box size. Every student will take home a useful box they have built.
Details: there will be an overview of pattern development. We will transfer the pattern onto our sheet-metal. Cut it out with the shear and tin snips. Then we will fold up the sheet-metal into our box and lid. In final assembly we will install hinge pins and close our hinges with spot welds.
The Fiber Arts Studio Orientation Session is an opportunity to learn about what is possible to do in the Studio and how you can get involved.
There is so much to do in the world of fiber including: basketry, sewing, weaving, spinning, knitting, dyeing, felting, making shoes, etc.
The Fiber Arts Studio Orientation provides you with important information about:
And most importantly, come and learn about the warm community of people engaged in using the Fiber Arts Studio
This class is free, but please register so we know how many to expect. If there are no registrants, the class will be cancelled.
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.
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
This Month's Program: Dorset Buttons
We are going to make Dorset Wheel buttons and learn about the history and the variety of Dorset buttons.
Materials. Please bring:
If you have never visited BARN or the BARN Fiber Arts Studio -- this is a great chance to come and see the Studio, take part in a creative activity, and meet the community.
Cut shapes out of flat sheet steel. Make an idea into hard reality.
Plasma cutting uses a highly focused electric arc and compressed air to cut steel. Wiki (paraphrased) describes the process thusly: Plasma cutting involves creating an electrical channel of super-heated, electrically ionized gas i.e. plasma, through the work piece forming a completed electric circuit. Compressed gas is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed. The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. The compressed gas blows the hot molten metal away, thereby cutting through the work piece.
Participants will use a plasma cutter to create a design in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds). Each student will have a 2 foot square sheet of steel to work with. Bring a design to work with. Detail should be at a level you can draw with a sharpie or soapstone and trace with a somewhat awkward implement while wearing gloves.
There is a $25 materials fee that will be included in the cost of class for steel 2'x2', cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE.
Work space is limited on the plasma table. Participants will take turns using the plasma cutters.
Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton). Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
Instructor: Henry Sharpe. Henry is an amateur welder and a participant in the Metal Fabrication group at BARN.
Safety Monitor: Sybil Carrere
Peter Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
Blacksmithing is heating pieces of wrought iron or steel until the metal becomes soft enough for shaping with hand tools, such as a hammer, anvil and chisel. Heating generally takes place in a forge fueled by propane, natural gas, coal, charcoal, or oil.
This Basic Blacksmithing Class is a 2-session class of three hours each. These two three hour hands-on class allow you to learn basic techniques such as drawing, bending, and twisting and then advance to splitting, scrolling, and punching. You will be able to design, complete and take home simple projects such as bracelets, triangles, hooks, spoons, tools and more. The class will include an introduction to heat treating if appropriate for the projects undertaken.
Location: This is an off-site class.
Alchemy Industrial Arts
9392 Wardwell Ave NEBainbridge Island, WA