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    • Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 21, 2022
    • 33 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 8


    Calling All Weavers: 

    Do you like to weave on a rigid heddle loom? 

    Crazy about frame loom weaving?

    In love with weaving on floor looms? 

    Does weaving tapestry pieces make your heart flutter?

    Do you love turning cards when you tablet weave?

    Do you want to practice your inkle loom weaving?

    If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then drop on by and come hang out with your fellow weavers every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

    Registration is not necessary. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.

    • Monday, May 16, 2022
    • Monday, October 10, 2022
    • 21 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio

    Come spin with us!

    Everyone - first-timers to experts are welcome! Spin on one of BARN's spinning wheels or bring your own. Dive into BARN's stash of fleece or bring your own.

    Sessions will resume starting May 2nd.

    Whether you've been spinning for years or you are just curious, drop by and check out BARN's spinning community.

    Registration is not required. Please click here to read BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols before you attend.

    • Tuesday, May 17, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 20, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio

    Calling All Open Weavers: 

    This Open Weave is a place (vessel) to expand your knowledge, experience, and artistic talents in creating fiber arts. Come see what these enthusiasts are doing, share ideas and create. A place to share, support and inspire one another. Open Weave studio will be once a month on the third Tuesday of the month.

    These open weave gatherings started in the studio of weaver artist and instructor JoAnn Hart, who has mentored many basket weavers in the area. We would like to welcome BARN's open weavers to this gathering! 

    Registration is not necessary. Free for BARN Members and a suggested $10 donation for non-members.

    BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here before you attend.

    If you have questions,  please contact Dale Walker, Fiber Studio lead at fiber.lead@bainbridgebarn.org



    • Tuesday, May 17, 2022
    • Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-8:00pm, Class Code: ME051722DH
    • 3
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    *Prerequisites are required to take this class. Please see below.

    In the first session of this two-session class, you’ll learn the essentials of BARN’s CNC Lathe, and the operating concepts to safely operate it. We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand lathe motion on the Z & X axes, selecting and establishing part-zeros, various cutting tools in the tool library, and diameter & Z-offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it).

    In the second session, we’ll load a model created by one of the students into Fusion 360, examine and prove the CAM setup and g-code, cut some air, and then cut some metal.

    Prerequisites - The prerequisites provide an important foundation for learning how to use the CNC Lathe and use of it during open studio:

    • A manual lathe class (or commensurate experience) 
    • Intro to Centroid CNC Interface
    • Fusion 360 CAM for the CNC Lathe (or CNC Mill) prior to the second session of this class
    • Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

    Details:

    • There is a materials fee of $5 for this class.
    • It is recommended that you download the Centroid CNC Lathe manual and peruse it prior to class. The manual can be found here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio. Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor BioAs a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

    Contact: David Hays at David@Haysys.com

    • Thursday, May 19, 2022
    • Thursday, June 16, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Host: Dale Walker
    • 20

    Bring your handwork projects and stitch with your BARN friends.

    What is slow stitch?  Basically, we’re considering anything you do with yarn or thread by hand, slow stitch.  This includes knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, mending, tatting and other handwork

    Free to members, we welcome a $10.00 donation from guests.

    Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.

    Registration is not necessary. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.


    Host: Dale Walker

    • Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    • 10 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 42
    Register
    This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.

    Write Now-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, 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. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

    The sessions will be led by Steve Bice.

    Additional sessions on Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 and Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM.

    Details:

    • You can register at anytime even if a session has passed.

    • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.

    Studio Lead: Jessica Dubey  Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Thursday, May 26, 2022
    • Thursday, July 28, 2022
    • 10 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 27
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Write Now-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, 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. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

    The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice.

    Additional sessions held on Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

    Details:

    • You can register at any time even if some sessions have passed.
    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.

    Studio Lead: Jessica Dubey  Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Friday, May 27, 2022
    • Sunday, May 29, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 7
    Register

    Treat yourself to a weekend of weaving! Join your fellow weavers for a three-day retreat where we blast through a project, start to finish. Enjoy sharing your project with your fellow weavers and marvel at the variety of projects warped and ready to weave.

    This is how it works: you reserve a loom (or bring your own), bring your own project to work on, and weave… all types of weaving are welcome.

    We hope to add in some evening adventures, so stay tuned for the entire itinerary.

    NOTE: To reserve a loom, please click on the registration type for "Reserve Loom".

    Details:

    • This retreat is for those weavers that are experienced in setting up a loom and have the ability to do a self-guided project. This is not a formal class.
    • On Thursday, May 26th you can come into the Fiber Studio and set up your loom.
    • Bring your own lunch or we will have menus you can order for delivery. We have a microwave for use and a refrigerator to store your lunch.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 


    • Friday, May 27, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE052722SJ
    • 6

    This class has been cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 



    Mandala stamped pendantsIn this class, you will learn how to use geometric symbol stamping tools to configure a mandala-style pattern. Using this technique you will make your own unique mandala pendant to take home or give to someone special.

    No experience is needed, all materials and tools will be provided. 

    Details:

    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.

    • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones

    Instructor Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming, and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns

    • Friday, May 27, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO052722JW
    • 3
    Register

    Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered. 

    Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within the shop and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors to helping on Maintenance Mondays.

    Details:

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Saturday, May 28, 2022
    • Saturday, June 04, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO052822JS
    • 0
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    This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    Get started on your woodturning adventure with this three-session beginner's class, where you will learn safety, tool control, and how to create the basic shapes involved in spindle and bowl turning. A small project will be started and completed as time permits.

    By successfully completing this class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes for spindle turning during Open Studio. While you will also be eligible to take a bowl-turning class, it is strongly suggested that you spend time turning in Open Studio a few times before you enroll in a bowl class. 

    In Session 1, you will learn about woodturning safety, bevel contact, and gouge technique focusing on good body mechanics - all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. You will use the roughing gouge during most of the class, followed by an introduction to the regular (“fingernail”) spindle gouge. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge and fingernail spindle gouge.

    In Session 2, you will review the earlier lesson, and then focus on the spindle gouge and parting tool, learning new mechanics for turning beads and coves. Toward the end of class, you will learn how a scroll chuck and tenon work in preparation for Session 3.

    In Session 3, you will increase the precision of your turning technique by making a small project such as a honey dipper, finial, spinning top, or goblet, with your own design elements.  You will use a scroll chuck, a Jacobs chuck and Forstner bit. 

    Details:
    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Prerequisite: To take this class, you must first complete Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions of this free, one-hour class are listed on the Woodworking Calendar. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you will have completed this class before Intro to Woodturning begins.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


      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.

      • Saturday, May 28, 2022
      • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL052822MS
      • 3
      Register

      https://lightburnsoftware.com/

      This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

      Learn the basic features of LightBurn, essential software that controls both of our new laser machines. This is the software you'll use whether you are quickly cutting out some parts for your project or are fine tuning your complex etching. LightBurn software replaces RetinaEngrave you may have used previously.

      This class will get you started and will help you implement your own creative laser designs. This class is not a substitute for "Intro to the Laser Cutter".

      Who should take this class?

      If you took "Intro to the Laser Cutter" on the Full Spectrum Laser, this class can get you up and running with our new laser cutters. If you've taken "Intro to the Laser Cutter" on the new lasers and are ready to see how to get more from LightBurn, this class is for you. If you used Inkscape and RetinaEngrave with the FSL and didn't like the software, this class is for you. If you loved using Inkscape and RetinaEngrave, you'll learn how LightBurn fits into your workflow.

      The class covers the basics of LightBurn in the laser cutter workflow. It also covers setting laser parameters for cutting and engraving, importing your designs, vector graphics (line art) vs raster graphics (pixel art), manipulating shapes and tuning images, using the laser libraries, and previewing your work.


      Prerequisite: Laser 101: Intro to Laser Cutter Operations. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

      Details:
      • Class size is limited to 6.
      • Students should bring a laptop with LightBurn downloaded: https://lightburnsoftware.com/pages/trial-version-try-before-you-buy
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

      • Students are requested to wear a mask for this class by the instructor.  

      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor:

      Mike Schrempp is enjoying retirement after spending 39 years in the design and development of computers.  He’s done product development, mechanical part design, engineering management, and architected servers used in big data centers at Amazon and Microsoft.  Now he enjoys making things -- from wood, plastic, metal, food, and Python code -- and showing others some of the tricks he’s learned along the way.



      • Saturday, May 28, 2022
      • Sunday, May 29, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE052822KL
      • 0
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      examples stone set on stone

      This class has a prerequisite. Please see below before registering.

      In this class, you will learn several techniques on how to set a stone on another stone. You will learn how to drill a hole in stone, how to make bezel and set a stone, and how to set a faceted stone in a tube (tube setting). We will also learn how to make some essential tools to finish this project and use them at your bench in your everyday creations.  


      You may want to further your skills by attending the  Introduction to Jewelry - Skills Class and Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch class check here for schedule.

        Details:

        • Prerequisite:  Beginning Jewelry Skills class or previous soldering skills required. Please login to your BARN account, click on your profile name and check the link "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed this prerequisite class.
        • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
        • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 


        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.


        • Sunday, May 29, 2022
        • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL052922MM
        • 4
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        This is a follow-up course to the Drones 102 course in which participants built a first-person view (FPV) drone. In this course, students will fly their drones on an open field. Students will meet at the BARN at class time, and then arrange to carpool to the site. The site will be announced closer to class time. Students will be responsible for bringing their own FPV drone, controller, and goggles.  

        Required:

        Details:

        • All levels 18+ are welcome. 

        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

        Instructor: Mark McComsey - Mark has built FPV drones and is happy to share his experiences and thoughts with others. You can sample a custom build here: https://vimeo.com/587980669/beb67b083d.

        Contact Doug Salot: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

        • Sunday, May 29, 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA


        Every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm you can take a f
        ree guided tour of BARN. Visit all 10 studios, and find out what you can create aBARN.

        We’ll answer all your questions and show you examples of what other makers have made in BARN's fully-equipped workspaces. Tours are free, no need to register. See you on Sunday!


        • Monday, May 30, 2022
        • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO053022JH
        • 3
        Register
        Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:
        • Router and router table
        • Oscillating sander
        • Disc sander
        • Edge sander
        • Band saws 
        • Scroll saw

        Details:

        • Open to ages 14+.
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

        • Students must bring proof of vaccination for the instructor. 

        • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
        • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the Woodshop Studio page by clicking here.
        • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

        Instructor: Jeanne Huber

        • Tuesday, May 31, 2022
        • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
        • 10 sessions
        • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
        • 20
        Register
        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        Write Now (formerly Word Sprint)-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, 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. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

        The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice.

        Additional sessions held on Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

        Details:

        • You can register at anytime even if a session has passed.

        • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.


        Studio Lead: Jessica Dubey  Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

        • Tuesday, May 31, 2022
        • Thursday, June 02, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN ETA Studio & Woodshop, Class Code: WO+EL053122DS
        • 2
        Register
        *This class has prerequisites; please see below.

        Learn to operate BARN's 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 in the ETA Studio, 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 in the Woodshop, 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:

        • Prerequisites: Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 (Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar) and Intro to Fusion 360 CAD. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.
        • You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer.
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

        • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

        Instructor Bio: Doug Salot has adopted Fusion 360 as a lifestyle. He has used it to design signs, cabinets, and replacement parts for various broken things. You'll often find him in ETA using the laser cutter or in the woodshop carving things on BARN's CNC router.

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        • Tuesday, May 31, 2022
        • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Class time is Pacific Time 6:30-7:00pm, Class Code ME053122PM
        • 7
        Register

        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        In this overview class you will learn about some of the many ways to clean up and beautify your castings including grinding, machining, sanding, sand blasting, polishing and adding patina.

        Details:

        • Although this class is free, you must register due to limited space and to receive the Zoom link.
        • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with along with the confirmation. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. 
        Instructor Bio: Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad. 

        Contact: David Hays - David@haysys.com


        • Wednesday, June 01, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI060122MS
        • 0
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        Training is for applicants for dishwashers and kitchen assistants during our classes. A registration code is required and has been emailed to the trainees. 

        Curious about what upcoming classes we really need your help with? Click here to see the Kitchen Arts volunteer opportunities calendar.

        Contact: Marcela Sandoval
        marcela.sandoval@bainbridgebarn.org

        Details:

        • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.




        • Wednesday, June 01, 2022
        • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
        • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO060122JS
        • 1
        Register

        To turn wood effectively and enjoyably, you need sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.

        In this class, you will learn to sharpen gouges according to BARN protocol and gain an understanding of how to sharpen other tools (e.g., skews, parting tools, scrapers). If you would like advice on your own tools, you are welcome to bring them.

        This class is strongly recommended for students who have completed Intro to Woodturning or are enrolled in Intro to Bowl Turning. The class is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis.

        Details:

        • Ages 14+ are welcome.
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

        • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

        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.

        • Thursday, June 02, 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • BARN Fiber Studio
        • 8
        Register

        Spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, we’ll (re)activate your BARN Member fob so you can use the studio whenever BARN is open and other scheduled classes and activities allow.

        Details:

        • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending.
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
        • Ages 14+ Welcome.
        • Orientation will be conducted by a variety of studio members.



        • Thursday, June 02, 2022
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Class Time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR060222MB
        • 6
        Register
        This workshop will be live-streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific time.

        There’s never been a better or more important time for nonfiction. Humanity depends on a fact-based understanding of the world. But your work doesn’t have to read like an encyclopedia entry. In fact, it can read as powerfully as fiction.

        But how do you take a heap of facts and tell a satisfying story? One key step is seeing the main theme of your subject, whether it is a life, a historical event, or a form of technology. 

        This is both the hard part and the thrilling part—and it’s what will set your book apart from every other one on the subject. 

        In this workshop, you’ll learn how to build a system for organizing and focusing the big picture in your research. You’ll learn how to build parallel timelines so that you master not only your subject, but the context. You’ll also see spots where you need to dive deeper, as well as unexpected connections.

        • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, May 31st at 8:30 PM (Pacific Time)
        • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
        • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

          Instructor Bio:

          Martha Brockenbrough is the award-winning author of more than twenty books for young readers. She is a former journalist and question writer for Cranium and Trivial Pursuit. She founded National Grammar Day and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.



          • Friday, June 03, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
          • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI060322MS
          • 0
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          Join chef and BARN instructor Marcela Sandoval in this knife skills class. Marcela will guide you through setting a strong foundation for learning new and more complicated knife cuts. Participants are welcome to bring their own knife or use one of the BARN’s chef's knives.

          We will review knife care and the different types of kitchen knives available. To start you’ll get to “know your knife”, master your grip for cutting, and know what to do with your guiding hand. We will review a series of different cuts and techniques including squaring off vegetables, fine julienne, chiffonade, and small dice brunoise cuts.   

          Ages 12-99--Participants 14 and under will require an adult to be present in the house.


          Registration Details:

          • Registration will close on Friday, May 27th at 7:30 pm.
          • Please bring: An apron and if you would like, your favorite kitchen knife (chef’s knives will be available for use by attendees as well)
          • Tuition assistance is available. Click here for more information.
          • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class. Hair needs to be pulled back out of the face, and clothing must be comfortable and safe to cook in. 

          Instructor Bio:

          Chef Marcela Sandoval served as BARN’s Kitchen Studio Lead from 2019-2020.  She has been teaching and volunteering at BARN since 2017. Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela spent 18 years accompanying her diplomatic husband around the world.  She has lived in China, Zambia, North Korea, Nepal, and Tanzania.

          Growing up in South Texas, Marcela’s culinary roots are in traditional Mexican cuisine. She is Cordon Bleu trained, worked in restaurants in DC and Beijing, sold gelato in Lusaka, ran a tapas bar in Pyongyang, trained restaurant staff in Kathmandu, and taught cooking to students from Tanzania to Bainbridge Island.  Marcela’s life experiences are reflected in her cooking.

          • Saturday, June 04, 2022
          • Sunday, June 05, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL060422CD
          • 0
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          Make a stunning 10” plate/platter using pebbles and geometric shapes.  This is a Skills Building Project Class where you will practice straight glass cuts, learn to make pebbles, and use kiln schedules to add details to your art pieces.  This class is designed for beginners who would like to become more familiar with design elements,  assembly steps, and kiln options.

          On day 1 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm), you will lay out your platter design, cut glass, and prepare your pebbles for kiln firing.

          On day 2 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm), you will harvest your pebbles and complete your platter assembly for kiln firing.

          Completed projects will be ready approximately 72 hours after day 2.


          Details:

          • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


          Instructor Bio:

          Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces.  



            • Saturday, June 04, 2022
            • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
            • ETA Virtual Zoom Room, Class Code: EL060422RG
            • 17
            Register

            **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

            Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is. 

            You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.

            Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA  and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.

            Details:

            • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
            • A link to join this event will be sent to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.



            Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
            • Saturday, June 04, 2022
            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Class time PST: Class Code: WR060422TR
            • 2
            Register

            **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

            If you’re struggling to understand plotting and plot structure, the answer may lie not in books but on the screen. Learn screenplay plotting techniques to help rescue your novel from a flat opening, a sagging middle, a weak climax, and a boring hero. In this class, we’ll discuss several popular screenplay plotting methods including the class three-act structure, beat sheets, and the nutshell method. Join Tiffany Reisz, USA Today bestselling author for this two-hour online seminar. For all levels.

            Details:

            • Registration will close 2 days before the start of class.
            • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
            • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event start to the email you used to register with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
            • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

            Instructor Bio:

            Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today-bestselling author of the Romance Writers of America RITA®-winning Original Sinners series from Harlequin's Mira Books.

            Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Tiffany graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in English. She began her writing career while a student at Wilmore, Kentucky's Asbury Theological Seminary. After leaving seminary to focus on her fiction, she wrote The Siren, which has sold more than half a million copies worldwide. 

            Tiffany also writes mainstream women's suspense fiction, including The Bourbon Thief (winner of the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence Award) and the RITA®-nominated The Night Mark.

            Her erotic fantasy The Red—self-published under the banner 8th Circle Press—was named an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Goodreads Best Romance of the Month. It also received a coveted starred review from Library Journal. 

            Tiffany lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. The cats are not writers.

            • Saturday, June 04, 2022
            • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
            • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI060422KM
            • 0
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            Making plump chewy bagels at home is not only possible, but they can also be so much more flavorful and scrumptious. In this class, you will learn the tricks to making dense chewy bagels, and we will make 2 different savory toppings while the dough proofs. 

            Please make sure to wear close-toed shoes, tie your hair back, and bring something to take home your hot bagels. A wide paper bag or open box works well. We will also have a break during baking time. If you have not seen the rest of BARN, we can take you on a tour.

            Details:

            • Registration will close on Saturday, May 28th at 1:00 pm.
            • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
            • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
            • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

            Instructor Bio:

            Instructor Kate McDill learned to bake at the Surrogate Hostess on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The training included both traditional French pastry and breads, and American comfort goodies. Baking is her craft, and she is happy to share her knowledge and pass on the art of creating tasty treats.




            • Saturday, June 04, 2022
            • Sunday, June 05, 2022
            • 2 sessions
            • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE060422SJ
            • 0
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            This two-day class is designed for students of all levels to become familiar with the jewelry studio space and tools. You will learn how to safely and efficiently use jeweler's tools through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises. Students will start with a studio tour/facility walk through, studio guidelines, safety and policies. In addition, you will learn how to order materials & tools, acquire a jewelry studio skills card and learn about our open studio protocols.


            The skills you will be introduced to are: how to safely use a jeweler’s saw, bench shear, step shear, disc cutters, files, hammer identification, stamping tools, dapping tools, pliers, rolling mill, flex shaft.


            All of these skills will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. Each student gets to take home their sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision.


            Details:

            • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. Students with all levels of experience are welcome. Ages 14 and up.
            • Registration will close on June 2, 2022. 
            • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
            • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
              Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
            • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


            Instructor Bio: 

            Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

            Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

            Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

            You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns.


            • Sunday, June 05, 2022
            • Friday, June 10, 2022
            • 6 sessions
            • BARN's Great Room (Upper Floor), Class Code FI060522SS
            • 0
            Registration is closed

            Please review all details below before you register.

            Immerse yourself in the beautiful flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest with Sue Spargo as your guide. Join Sue for six full days of stitching in one of her newest creative design classes inspired by her new book Forest for the Trees. We will spend an afternoon exploring the lovely Bloedel Reserve, rated by USA Today as one of the 10 best botanical gardens in the United States, to get inspiration for creating your own unique tree and animal design.

            Along the way, during this six-day workshop adventure, you will learn new techniques using wool applique, layering, cotton applique, embroidery, dimensional embroidery, and other imaginative embellishments. Over the course of this magical workshop, you will become more skilled at making your fiber ideas and designs come to life.

            In addition to the six days of class, lunch will be provided each day and is included in your registration cost. Admission to Bloedels Reserve is prepaid with your materials fee.

            Please click here to open a PDF document of what supplies students will need to bring. Please review this document before you register.

            Important Details:

            • Please note for this class, cancellation requests received 45 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit. Cutoff date to request a refund is April 20, 2022.  
            • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the cost of the class for admission to the Bloedel Reserve.

            • Lunch is included in the price of this workshop.

            • Please click here for information on getting to BARN. This document includes information on lodging, transportation, and restaurants. Or visit our website for Getting to BARN.
            • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

            • This event will be held in BARN's Great room located to the left as you enter through the main doors.
            • There are only 16 spots available for this class. It will fill extremely quickly. Please click on the Waitlist button when this class fills (there is no charge to do so). Should there be a cancellation, you will be notified via email. The waitlist will be offered first come first served by the date and time you joined the waitlist.
            • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

            Instructor Bio:

            Photo of Artist Sue Spargo in her workshop

            Sue Spargo is a much beloved instructor and artist who teaches workshops around the world. We are very excited that she will be teaching this workshop at BARN.

            Sue was born in Zambia and educated in South Africa. She later moved to England. She reports that living in both cultures shaped many of her designs. You can see the influence of Africa on her choice of colors. African folklore is reflected in the whimsy and charm of her creations.

            She moved to the United States in 1980 and settled in Ohio where she started her company, Sue Spargo Folk-art Quilts, Inc.in the basement of her home in 2002. It was here where she embarked on her journey of dimensional layering and embroidery and introduced the world to wools saturated in bright colors, multi-medium layering and embroidery which resulted in textural depth and dimension never before seen. The circle of fans that love her and her artistry has grown exponentially over the year. Her company now has a store in Ohio with an abundance of the fiber-related products that she incorporates in her designs as well as her kits, patterns and books.   

            • Sunday, June 05, 2022
            • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
            • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA


            Every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm you can take a f
            ree guided tour of BARN. Visit all 10 studios, and find out what you can create aBARN.

            We’ll answer all your questions and show you examples of what other makers have made in BARN's fully-equipped workspaces. Tours are free, no need to register. See you on Sunday!


            • Sunday, June 05, 2022
            • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
            • BARN Welding Studio 2:00-5:00pm, Class Code: WE060522PC
            • 4
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            TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) 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 since it requires greater hand/eye coordination and requires the simultaneous use of both hands and one foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision welding process particularly useful in high grade artwork and metal sculpture.

            The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. 

            There will be approximately 2 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch and filler rod manipulation. 

            Details:

            • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

            • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

            • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
            • Participants must wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
            • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
            • 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.

              Instructor Bio:

              Patrick Clanton is a professional welder with more than 30 years of experience. He participates in the artisan community on Bainbridge as a welder in support of other artists and as a sculptor in his own right.                                                                             
              Patrick Clanton Email: PHClanton@hotmail.com

              • Monday, June 06, 2022
              • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
              • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO060622JW
              • 6
              Register

              Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered. 

              Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within the shop and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors to helping on Maintenance Mondays.

              Details:

              • This class is free, but registration is required.
              • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
              • Wear closed-toe shoes.

              Instructor: Jeff Williams

              • Monday, June 06, 2022
              • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
              • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO060622DG
              • 0
              Join waitlist

              Help build a Tiny House for one of the Tiny House Villages that are providing warm, secure shelter to homeless people in Puget Sound communities.

              BARN is partnering with the Low Income Housing Institute in Seattle on this community service project. LIHI, a non-profit organization that is one of the largest providers of tiny houses in the nation, is providing plans and materials; BARN will provide the volunteer labor.

              This will be the second Tiny House built by BARN volunteers. The picture shows the first house soon after it was installed at the Friendship Heights Village, located at 12245 Aurora Ave N in Seattle. The village has 40 tiny houses that serve approximately 55 formerly homeless people.  

              As with the 2021 house, the one being built this year will be insulated and dry, but it won't have a kitchen or bathroom. Each village provides shared dining and bathing facilities. 

              The plan is to build the house over nine sessions in June — Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 5 pm. BARN members with experience in residential construction will supervise the work of up to five other volunteers each day. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Besides helping people who need housing, volunteers will also learn how to build a small building using a variety of tools

              Details:

              • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
              • Most work will be done outdoors, so please dress appropriately. You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

              • Monday, June 06, 2022
              • Tuesday, June 07, 2022
              • 2 sessions
              • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI (6-9pm), Class Code: WE060622JL
              • 2
              Register

              Use a forge to heat pieces of steel red hot and hammer them into the shape and edge of a knife. Repeat, again and again. Temper and quench. Then grind a final edge. You have a handmade knife to fit with a handle. These knives are utility knives, not kitchen knives.

              The tradition knife-making class serves as an introduction to basic blacksmithing in two 3-hour sessions. The result will be the completion of your own handmade knife.

              The class covers:

              • Safety and good practice
              • Discussion of “smithing”: forging, drawing, heat-treating, and finishing
              • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
              • Shaping and drawing a blank and a blade
              • Heat treating
              • Grinding
              • Drilling or punching and riveting
              • Finishing

              Class Goals:

              • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, metal forming, and heat treatment
              • Learn to draw steel through traditional methods
              • Create a knife blade
              • Understanding heat treating

              Location: This is an off-site class.
              Alchemy Industrial Arts
              9392 Wardwell Ave NE
              Bainbridge Island WA 98110


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              Details:

              • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
              • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes of either leather or cotton. Athletic or synthetic shoes and stretch fabrics are prohibited.
              • Alchemy Industrial Arts will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
              • Ages 14 and up, all levels welcome.
              • Class size is limited to 4 students to provide good mentoring.
              • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision. A full refund will be given.