BARN Classes and Events

    • Thursday, October 04, 2018
    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 18 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio, class code: EL100418

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

    The current session is underway. 

    For more info about joining the  future sessions, contact Annette Walker at Annette.Walker@bainbridgebarn.org

    General Info About Girls Who Code

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

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

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

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

    Skill Level: All. There are zero prerequisites.

    Ages: Grades 6 - 12

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

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

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    • Sunday, December 02, 2018
    • Sunday, January 27, 2019
    • 9 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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    • Thursday, January 03, 2019
    • Thursday, March 28, 2019
    • 13 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR032819AR+
    • 9
    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.




    • Monday, January 07, 2019
    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA010719CS
    • 2
    Register

    This class is required to use the CNC (computer controlled) SERVO Milling Machine. Bringing a laptop computer is required for this class.

    We will import a 3D CAD file into Fusion360. Prep the file for transfer to the CAM workspace. Discuss the various options for tool path generation including their utility, limitations, and requirements. Options for holding down your work will be presented, including two sided work. You will then have an opportunity to run the rebuilt Servo CNC mill to cut out your part.

    Each student will make their own personalized key chain fob.

    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 Three-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program in depth. An extensive amount will be spent demonstrating the different types of tool path implementation. A learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 
    • Types of tool paths
    • Proper fixturing and hold downs
    • How to work with our new control systems

    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.


    • Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR032619AR+
    • 8
    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, January 08, 2019
    • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE010819JM
    • 5
    Register

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

    This is a 4 sessions class.



    Instructor Bio:
    Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.


    Contact Jane Martin: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    • Tuesday, June 04, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI010819
    • 19
    Register

    The Surface Design Study Group (SDSG) is a group for fiber artists to meet to share surface design ideas, concepts and executions. It meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The specific meeting topics and formats vary from month to month. There are a variety of items on the agenda including: speakers, activities*,  idea sharing, art presentations and, when requested, constructive critiquing.

    *Activities that require BARN Fiber Studio resources, training and/or additional materials are approved by the Fiber 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.

    Fees

    BARN Members - Free (Please register)

    Non-Members  - $24 for January - June 2019 meetings and must register. 

    Drop in visitors are welcome for any of the individual sessions and can attend SDSG 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 bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    Please contact Roberta Nelson with any questions: robertasn@comcast.net 


    • Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO010819JI
    • 6
    Register

    *This class has prerequisites; please see below.

    Expand your carving skills as you carve one or more plaques — perfect for a wall decoration, a sign by the front door, or a gift.

    You will be able to choose a design to carve from among those that the instructor will provide. If you've taken this class before, you will be able to carve something new this time. Your materials fee includes the cost of the basswood blanks.

    Details:

    • This class is open to those who have completed Beginning Carving or a Carving Afternoon session. Students can be as young as 8, although those 12 and younger must have an adult with them.
    • If you choose a complex design, you might need to work on it during Open Studio time or at our Friday-evening Hand Tool Nights. To participate in these, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the Woodworking calendar for dates. 

      (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.)



    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but you are encouraged to bring your own if you have them.

    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.

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

    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • Thursday, January 24, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE011019JM
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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

    • Friday, January 11, 2019
    • Friday, February 01, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR011119MM
    • 8
    Register

    Beginners and continuing printmakers, during the course of three Friday sessions (note: there will be no class January 18), will learn and practice the basic skills needed for mixing ink, using the press, and sharing the studio with other printmakers as well as practicing the techniques used in monotype, which is the manipulation of ink on a smooth plate to create a single, unique image.  We will cover how to create transparency and opacity, using different tools to make marks, and printing with multiple plates. This course is a thorough immersion in monotype and is a great value: it works out to $16/hr for 12 hours of instruction.

    This class is for:

    • Anyone needing a refresher in or first-time foundational instruction about the print studio tools, equipment, supplies, and practices
    • Those interested in practicing monotype method of printmaking within the structure of an introductory class
    • This class alone does not qualify you for working independently in the studio, but this class plus either Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio or Introduction to Printmaking: Relief prepares you to complete the Skills Competency checklist for fob access to print studio

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: none.
    • The materials fee of $15, included in the price of the class, covers ink and student grade printing paper.  Additional paper is available for purchase in the print studio.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 
    This introductory class is taught by a rotating roster of experienced BARN studio printmakers.
    • Friday, January 11, 2019
    • Friday, January 25, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL011119DB
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Please note that this class has prerequisites. Pattern Bar technique is yet another possibility that brings unique design elements to your glass practice. It is best described as a stacked multicolored glass bar that when sliced, arranged & fired can create stunning patterns. Sometimes referred to as a 'segment slab' it is composed of sheet glass strips that are tack-fused together, cut into parts, and fired within a containment system until the glass flows and forms an internal pattern.

    Session 1 of this project-based lesson you will learn to create pattern bars that will then be kiln fired.

    In Session 2 you will use the studio's wet saw to cut your fired bars into cross-sectional pieces and arrange them within a containment system. However you arrange them, your outcome will be a fascinating.

    In Session 3 you will cold work your finished piece readying it for fire polishing.  The result will be a finished disc for serving or who knows! Where you take it after that is up to you!

    Additional Details:
    Prerequisite of A-Z OF FUSING or CASTING is required to attend this intermediate level class.

    Materials Fee of $50 will be added to the class cost when you register.


    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.

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    Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.

    Reviewed 8-20/tt

    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • Saturday, January 26, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011219TJ
    • 3
    Register

    In a nutshell the hand-crafted chenille process is to layer fabric, sew it every half inch, and then cut through all the layers but the bottom. The sewn-and-clipped piece is then washed and the cut fabric “blooms.”

    The workshop will feature three projects that demonstrate the techniques Tom Johnson uses.  He will be sharing examples of his work in a variety of sizes, as well as mounting, framing, and hanging options.

    • The first project will be simple lines with stripes and dashes of color added, a technique that can be incorporated in a variety of future projects.  

    • The second project will be a little more complex in its design, but again uses simple lines and contrasting fabric applied in quadrants and as stripes.  

    • The third project is reminiscent of a log cabin quilt square, with concentric squares sewn one-half-inch apart to create this chenille pattern.  The corners in this pattern make it more difficult to “slice,” but this technique yields a great result.  This pattern can be used to create a larger “quilt” composed of many squares or expanded to a larger square for pillows or other items.

    Saturday’s workshop will conclude with all three projects sewn into the envelope with instructions for washing. 

    The follow-up meeting will include sharing the finished products and a discussion of mounting options and potential future projects using this technique.

    Materials: $25 (included in tuition price)  
    The materials kits will include fabrics and patterns for the three projects, as well as fabric to create an envelope/pillowcase for the laundry process.

    Students Supplies to Bring to Class:

    Required:

    Sewing Machine (We'll be sewing through 4-5 layers of fabric so do not use a Feather Weight sewing machine).

    Jeans needle for sewing machine.

    Chenille Cutter*

    Scissors

    Rotary cutter and straight (cutting) edge.

    Thread (medium gray or a neutral should work for all three).

    Fabric clips or “bulldog clips” or straight pins for holding layers of fabric together

    Optional

    Small cutting mat

    Iron on patches

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    *Prefer Olfa Chenille Cutter available from Hancock of Paducah $19.99

    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/NOTIONS/Rotary-Cutters/Olfa-Chenille-Cutter?

    or Oakridge Hobbies $18.39

    https://www.oakridgehobbies.com/olfa-chenille-cutter-chn1.html?

    or JoAnn’s Fabrics $23.99-$29.99

    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Expert.

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Participants will receive a list of supplies to bring to class with their registration confirmation email.

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

    Instructor Bio: Tom Johnson is an architect and interior designer in private practice. He was initially an art major before completing his Masters of Architecture at the University of Kansas. His art pieces incorporate found objects, both natural and man-made, and typically reflect his architectural background. His artwork explores a variety of media from acrylics, wood, paper, and concrete to, more recently, textiles—both hand-crafted chenille and contemporary quilts. 

    His body of hand-crafted chenille work is created by taking multiple layers of fabric, manipulating, sewing, cutting, and washing them to make the fibers “bloom.”

    Tom Johnson is influenced by the tradition of quiltmaking as well as by modern and minimalist quilts. He is inspired by the surprises that come from the layers beneath the surface, the interplay of color, interpreting what he see around him and the endless possibilities in this medium of fabric and threads.

    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL011219CS
    • 5
    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.





    - JGH


    • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    • Thursday, January 24, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO011519GB
    • 1
    Register
    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.


     
    • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE011619JL
    • 4
    Register

    This is an intermediate level class which means you have taken at least three beginning classes and can solder well on your own. 

    Learn to make your own faceted stone setting with Jody Lyle, in this 3-day class.  We will be fabricating several different kinds of setting out of copper, brass and sterling silver.  We will talk about different kinds of setting and different shapes of stones.  These three classes are spread over 3 weeks, so in your spare time, you can practice building and complete pieces that incorporate the settings you make in class.  The techniques learned in this class will improve your overall stone related skills, giving your more freedom of design.  Bring ideas and stones you want to work with.

    BARN will provide copper and brass sheet and wire for students to make their pieces. There will be some silver for purchase if you choose. 

    The studio has these tools but students may want to bring their own: pliers, files, point burnisher, sanding sticks, small round burs, setting and heart burs, flat and square gravers, setting punches, dividers, caliper, flex-shaft hammer hand-piece, Benchmate vices, other vices and magnification eye wear.


    Instructor
    Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 24 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas where she studied with world-renowned enamel artist Harlan Butt.  She has continued here education over the years with apprenticeships, trade school training, and skill building classes.  She believes in learning by doing, and continues to home her skills, practicing and acquiring new techniques and is continually expanding the definition of her jewelry. 


    • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio Class Code GL011619GM
    • 1
    Register

    Learn to create a stained glass window in this five session class for beginners and those looking to refresh your skills.

    Bainbridge glass artist Gregg Mesmer, from Mesolini Glass Studio will guide you through the step-by-step process of building a stained glass window measuring approximately 20" x 20". You will learn contemporary, innovative, and efficient methods to create this art piece, methods that he has honed over his 40 years as a glass artist. 

    You will expand your glass cutting skills  tips from a pro and learn where to order your glass to get the BARN 20% discount.

    Students will also learn studio safety & protocol, required to use the BARN Glass Studio.

    There is a materials fee of
     $75 that will cover glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and miscellaneous other supplies. Students are encouraged to use glass from the glass studio however, you can buy or bring your own.

    NOTE:  In order to use Open Studio time for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting, grinder use, mold prep, and kiln use.  This course will address those competencies.

    INSTRUCTOR: Gregg Mesmer, of Mesolini Glass Studio. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both recognized with the 2015 Island Treasure Award, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio. They have been cutting glass professionally for decades. Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication; all aspects of creating stained glass art; and leading, soldering and glazing of stained glass windows. Over the years, they have worked on many community projects.  Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.

    • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom
    • 1
    Register

    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.

    Details:

    • You can be a beginner or master weaver to join this group.
    • This is free for BARN members. Non-Members can pay the $20.00 drop-in fee per session and also attend Weaving Wednesdays Open Studio that goes from Noon to 2:00 pm in the Fiber Arts studio. Participants are welcome to attend one or all of the monthly sessions, those who register will get emails on the monthly topics.
    • Please register for this series so we know how many will be attending. You can attend each month or pick and choose the month/episodes you want to view and attend.
    • Participants will need to enroll in the JST online guild by clicking here. The online guild requires a fee to join and BARN is not facilitating your enrollment in the JST Online Guild. Once you join, you will also have access to all the past episodes and helpful information posted on the JST Guild website.  

    Group Host:
    Catherine Camp, ccamp@bainbridgebarn.org

    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.

    • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    • Thursday, January 31, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA011719CS
    • 2
    Register

    This class is one of two options required to use the CNC (computer controlled) Lathe. The other is Conversational Turning-A New Program For the CNC Lathe.

    We will import 2D and 3D CAD files into Fusion 360. Prep the file for transfer to the CAM workspace. Discuss the various options for tool path generation including their utility, limitations, and requirements. 

    You will then have an opportunity to run the CNC Lathe to cut out your part.

    Each student will make their own small plumb bob.

    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 Three-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program in depth. An extensive amount will be spent demonstrating the different types of tool path implementation. A learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

    • Types of tool paths
    • How to work with our new control systems

    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.


    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011918CC
    • 2
    Register

    Sew your own Busserull! These heritage work shirts are designed for outdoor life and festive occasions. These shirts were part of the rural heritage of Norway. Similar work shirts were used throughout Scandinavia, and among immigrants to North America. Today they make an ideal comfortable shirt for men, women and children. 

    The shape of the work shirt is based on squares and rectangles, so you will follow stripes as you cut and sew. You will create your distinctive shirt with step-by-step guidance, first adjusting your pattern, then cutting, marking, machine and hand sewing, and adding finishing touches. Natural fiber, striped fabrics in many colors and textures make your shirt distinctive.

    Ten sizes of patterns are available, including three sizes for children, and adult sizes from XS to XXXL. You will leave class with a personalized, reuseable pattern, and  instructions, ready to begin your next Busserull. Learn a life-long skill while creating a shirt you will love to wear. 



    Details:
    There is a material fee of $35 that 
    covers the cost of one pattern, the written instruction packet, and some patterning supplies specific to methods that will be taught. 

    The teacher will send each registrant a detailed list of supplies needed, along with fabric guidance and samples.

    Skill Level: Proficiency with using a sewing machine.  Beginners with basic knowledge of machine sewing will advance their proficiency, and experienced sewers will learn special techniques for creating this classic shirt. 

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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


    To read a short history of the Busserull, see Carol’s articles in the online publication Norwegian Textile Letter.

    http://norwegiantextileletter.com/article/the-busserull-norwegian-work-shirt-tradition/

    http://norwegiantextileletter.com/article/the-busserull-tradition-continues-opportunities-to-make-your-own/ 


    Instructor Bio: Carol Colburn teaches workshops merging traditional Scandinavian textile traditions with contemporary sewing craft. After a career teaching costume history, theatrical design and pattern making in universities, she now enjoys teaching custom garment making from her home in Duluth, Minnesota, and in fiber arts guilds and craft schools such as North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota and John C. Campbell in Brasstown, North Carolina. Students in her sewing workshops are introduced to an appreciation of traditional techniques while creating contemporary custom garments.  https://www.carolcolburn.net



    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • Saturday, February 02, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO011919TB
    • 3
    Register

    Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this three-week component of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.

    You will build a two-compartment tote, handy for storing or carrying silverware, garden tools or other items. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common hand tools. You will learn to use:

    • measuring and marking tools
    • crosscut and rip cut hand saws
    • hand planes
    • chisels
    • hand drill (bit and brace)
    • coping saw

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your tote 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 participate at no charge for the duration of this class.)
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools in either order. Both classes are required for students who want to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    • This class includes a half-hour lunch break. Please bring a sack lunch  because there won't be enough time to go out.
    Instructor: Todd Butler grew up in a woodworking family and studied hand tool use at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. He is a furniture-maker through his part-time business, The Butler Did It. He uses hand tools regularly, although there he was in the October 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking, learning to use a CNC router with guidance from Tim Celeski, the designer of BARN's woodworking benches.
    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • Sunday, January 20, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Print Studio, PR011919VD
    • 6

    *Please note registration for this class will close January 16th.

    In this class you will explore making a collograph plate from a sheet of thin plywood called doorskin. Collography is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate.  Virginia Davison will demonstrate her process of creating texture on the wood before students make their own plates.  The class will cover inking and wiping methods, and students will print their finished plates on a variety of papers.

    Details:
    • Prerequisite: none.
    • The materials fee of $20, included in the price of the class, covers a plywood plate, various printing papers, inks and all other supplies. 
    • Additional professional grade paper is available for purchase for $5 per 22 x 30 sheet.
    • Feel free to bring food or snacks; there is a kitchen to store and reheat food and a common area next to the studio for eating.

    About the Instructor

    Virginia Davison is a printmaker and stone carver. She has been actively pursuing her artistic abilities since an early age. Her artistic interests began in college carving plaster, and later she added soap stone, alabaster and marble to her carving repertoire. 

    After a number of years carving stone, attending workshops, and active with the Stone Carvers Association in Washington, Virginia moved to Bainbridge. Living on the island, her interests gradually shifted over time to include color because of her passion for gardening. With this shift, she began taking classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle. 

    At Pratt, Virginia fell more and more in love with paper. This new passion led her into printmaking where she explored a wide range of printmaking techniques. Virginia's current goal is to share her wealth of knowledge and experience in art and printmaking with others through the BARN Print Studio.

    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • Saturday, January 26, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • ETA Studio Class Code: EL011919JB
    • 3
    Register

    In this two session class you will be building a fully-functional, custom-designed mechanical keyboard and take it home with you to use. 

    Why do so many people love mechanical keyboards? A mechanical keyboard has switches with springs rather than the more common plastic membrane.

    Because mechanical key switches provide the user with tactile feedback, they can make typing more efficient and accurate. You can also choose switches that give acoustic feedback with pleasing “clacking” sounds. Mechanical keyboards are generally more expensive than mass-produced membrane alternatives, but they are sturdier. They last longer and even if something wears out it can usually be repaired.

    Beyond superior functionality, these keyboards also offer aesthetic flexibility that creators enjoy. You can easily customize the look of your keys, and do it again whenever the mood strikes. There are many different types of keyboard layouts to choose from.

    The design we will build in this class is a split layout created for ergonomic comfort. Our keyboard is rugged and small enough that you can carry it anywhere, with 42 keys (as opposed to 100+ on a full-sized one) and programmable functional layers.

    To create your keyboard, you will use the studio’s laser cutter to cut the wood and acrylic components. You will also exercise (or learn) soldering skills as we hand wire all of our key switches and connect them to the microcontroller. Then, you will assemble and troubleshoot your new device, and learn how to update the firmware.

    We will be using Cherry MX Blue (clicky) switches. This class will not include keycaps, as these are a very personal choice for which you will want to do some research. But we will discuss options and you will be allowed to rummage through my box of random keycaps and keep whichever you fancy to use while you’re searching for the perfect ones for you.

    Class size is limited to 4.

    There is a materials fee of $65.

    Our keyboard design was created by Phil Hagelberg and is called Atreus (https://atreus.technomancy.us/)

    Skill Level: Class is for all levels. 

    Ages: Ages 14+ welcome


    Bio

    Jorge Barrios nudges bytes for a living and is learning how to move atoms around. He is on the ETA Steering Committee and is sometimes spotted as a studio monitor.

    Questions? Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org




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    • Sunday, January 20, 2019
    • Sunday, January 27, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Great Room, Class Code: EL012019KR
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Join your friends, neighbors and islanders in obtaining a Technician Amateur Radio License. This two session, intensive class will enable you to pass your FCC Technician License Exam offered at the the conclusion of the second session. About two weeks after the exam you will receive your own call sign from the FCC and be able to operate on the amateur radio bands. 

    In addition to licenses preparation there will be hands-on time to gain practical exposure to radios. After you receive you license and buy a radio, members of the local club will be available to help you get your radios setup and on the air.

    As a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, you will be able to serve your community as well as enjoy a wide range of radio related activities, including:

    • Provide Emergency Communications (Map Your Neighborhood, BI Prepares, …)
    • Support Community Events (Chilly Hilly and Rotary Auction)
    • Using an inexpensive handy-talkie you can use local repeaters all over the US that serve a 50 mile radius
    • Communicate with amateur radio satellites
    • Longer range communications, using HF frequencies (1-30 MHz) are available for voice or digital communication modes (or even Morse code - if you develop the necessary skills) throughout the world
    • Enter contests, collect awards and QSL cards, build antennas and station accessories

    The No-Nonsense Technician Class Study Guide, by Dan Romanchik KB6NU, will be available at the BARN after Jan 5, 2019 for pre-study. You can also download a free PDF copy from the following link: https://www.kb6nu.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-no-nonsense-tech-study-guide-v1-1.pdf

    You can take practice Tech License Exams at ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio at arrlexamreview.appspot.com

    This class is co-sponsored by BARC (Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club)

    Any questions? Contact Ken WA6NFA [krothmuller@gmail.com] or Lionel KI7NNi [lionelhlvrsn@gmail.com] or Brent AE7DY [ae7dy@comcast.net]


    Materials: Materials fees of $25 are included in the cost of the class (covers the $15 cost of the FCC Exam as well as a hard copy of the “No-Nonsense Study Guide for Technician License” book).

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Ages: Ages 14+ 

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for you to store your lunch! 

    Instructor Bios:

    Lionel, KI7NNI, is a Bainbridge Island regional coordinator and instructor for the Kitsap County CERT program. He first learned the importance of radios in emergency communication while working as a New York City paramedic in the 1980s. Lionel enjoys sharing his passion for amateur radio, and is excited about promoting radio as a means of connectivity on the island.

    Ken, WA6NFA, has been a ham since his teenage years. This hobby has lead to EE/Computer Science Degrees and a career in tech at a variety of Silicon Valley companies. He enjoys sharing his passions and interests with others and has taught professionally at Cal Poly, maker spaces and after hours, industry sponsored courses. On the ham front, he is active on HF using CW (morse code) and digital modes.

    Brent, AE7DY, recognized the potentially lifesaving value offered by Amateur Radio communications during an emergency, which motivated him to earn his ham license.   A professional career in IT and networking led him to a focus on the Digital Modes of the hobby in addition to Emergency Communications.  He enjoys equipping others with radio communication skills and introducing them to the fun and fellowship offered by the ham radio community

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    • Sunday, January 20, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Sunday, January 20, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SH012019CSA
    • 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: (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)


    • Sunday, January 20, 2019
    • Sunday, February 10, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: MD012019ET
    • 10

    This class has been postponed to two Saturdays in February. The new class will be posted after January 20 so that we may make final preparations. 


    Get over the winter blues by challenging yourself creatively!

    Join us in the first step to creating a 1 minute short film.  This  could be self written or your own unique take on a famous speech.  It could be a speech from a play or movie, or even a favorite poem. This class is a fun way to challenge yourself creatively and collaborate with others.

    The class will take you through the creative process of pre-production.  

    • storyboarding
    • look books
    • location scouting
    • casting
    • rehearsing
    • creating your shot list  

    After the 4 classes you will have a fully planned out and rehearsed game plan for a future shoot/filming. We will soon have opportunities in February for filming, and post production offering open studios so you can shoot and/or edit a film. Watch for announcements soon.

    What to bring:

    Please bring to the first class a 1-2 minute poem, speech from literature or from a movie that you'd like to re-create in this class. Feel free to bring more than one so we can help you brainstorm ideas and choose.

    About the Instructor:
    A performer by training, Emma Cameron studied dance, musical theater and acting at Arts Educational, the beautiful Elizabethan Tring Park School in Hertfordshire, England. Work followed: entertaining musical-theater and Shakespeare audiences all over England grounded and inspired her continued film and voice-over work in LA. 
     

    Given her contacts in LA, Emma naturally transitioned to corporate work and now produces content for a wide range of companies. Highlights from the last decade include working with US Olympic Gold medalist Misty May and Kerri Walsh for Nike Swim, Lebron James for Nike Basketball and great companies such as Oakley and Jaguar.

    Emma enjoys strategizing, brainstorming, creating and collaborating with CEO's and entrepreneurs and in turn helping them grow their business through creating inspiring content.

    You may contact Emma with any questions at: emmawcox@gmail.com

    • Sunday, January 20, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Small Classroom at BARN, Class Code MA012019JE
    • 3
    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

    • Sunday, January 20, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: SH012019CS-2
    • 4
    Register

    Form a rectangular metal container suitable for a box, loaf pan or a planter in this introductory sheet metal class.

    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.

    Details:

    • There will be an additional materials fee of $10 for sheet metal.
    • There is a class size limitation of 4 students. This is for safety so the instructor can focus on and 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. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    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

    • Sunday, January 20, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI012019CS
    • 4
    Register

    Join us with a Sourdough starter to kick off the new year.  Chris Stanley will demonstrate his technique and recipe for sourdough as well as lead the class in producing quick and delicious crackers for a healthy start to your year.  Sourdough is made using wild yeast but that’s not what gives the dough it’s flavor.  This distinctive flavor comes from two kinds of friendly bacteria (Lactobacillus & Acetobacillus) which grow along side the wild yeast and help ferment the sugars in the dough.


    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, teaching a wide variety of classes for the Art Institute of Seattle. 


    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • Monday, January 28, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL012119NA+
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    *This is an intermediate level class. Please see below.

    Create two stunning custom bowls with dramatic results using a drop out mold with elevated kiln posts. We offer cold working techniques for a clean finish to your bowls. 

    In session 1, we will discuss design elements and provide some pointers on glass choice and how it effects the drop out process using samples we will provide.  Learn how to manipulate the drop out process by making use of the kiln’s controller.

    Choose a 5” pre-made blank (already fused) and we will guide you through preparations with thin fire paper, fiber paper, stacking the posts for the drop, and load the kiln for firing with a “generalized” firing schedule. 

    For the second bowl, choose glass and any additional design elements, cut 2 -8” circles for medium sized drop out mold, assemble pieces for a full fuse.  Load kiln and fuse.

    Session 2:

    Find your finished 5” drop out and we will observe the differences in each bowl based on glass color, etc.

    Prepare the fused 8” blanks for drop out as we did with the 5” blanks.  We will demonstrate sharing posts and keeping posts clear of the drop. 

    Discuss the kiln controller and how to manipulate the schedule to get desired results.

    Begin discussion on coldworking of drop outs.  Students whose drop outs completed in the first firing can begin coldworking those pieces. 

    Session 3:

    Clean up medium drop outs, observe results and discuss final firing schedule. 

    The balance of class is devoted to coldworking and discussion of outcomes and expectations.

    *Details:
    Prerequisites for this class requires that you have taken A-Z of Fused Glass. 

    Remember to wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.

    Instructor Bios

    Nancy Adams:   "I have loved everything glass since I was a young child.  During the 70’s I dabbled in stained glass.  I discovered playing with fused glass at Mesolini Glass and became intrigued with techniques and processes for manipulating the glass.  Retirement in 2017 opened the door for the opportunity to pursue glass experimentation, and to share with others what I have learned."

    Teri Seidler:  "My passion since early adulthood was glass, which was quickly laid to rest as a mother and a budding horticulturist with a nursery.  However, 35 glorious years later, I was introduced to fused glass and fell in love with the process, beautiful selections of glass and the endless projects that one can do at home.  Coming into my 7th year now, there is an explosion of new glass, materials and information on glass fusing.  The sky is the limit.  I love being in a class with other enthusiasts to exchange ideas and the comradery that comes naturally from just being at BARN."


    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012119XX
    • 0
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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 BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

    To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.

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

    • Table saw
    • Grizzly planer/Cantak 15-inch planer
    • Small and large jointer
    • Chop saw
    • Drill press (3 different drill presses)

    Details:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (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.)
    Instructor:TBD
    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: ME012119EM
    • 3
    Register

    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.

    (This class is open to Monitors who wish to practice or familiarize themselves -- providing the class is not fully subscribed.)

    Details:

    • In advance of the class, each student should design their project, create a cut list and procure their materials. You will find a drawing to be helpful in communicating with the instructor. You can use this as a starting point for a project to be finished later in an assisted studio or on your own.
    • Students will need to bring the materials necessary to work on their project. 
    • There is a materials fee of $22 for 5 additional pounds of steel (from what is on hand), filler wire, and consumables.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear long pants and long sleeve natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics. 

    If there are questions, contact: erinmunter@gmail.com

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

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



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    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR012119MC
    • 10
    Register