BARN All Classes and Events

    • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    • 11 sessions
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's 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. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

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

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Great Room, Class Code: EL011820KR
    • 0
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    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 your 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 used and can be downloaded for free. https://www.kb6nu.com/study-guides  Be sure to click on the FREE PDF Version of the Technician Class Study Guide.

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

    This class is co-sponsored by 9BARC (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]

    Class Fee: $25 for Members and BARN Guests

    A $15 (cash, check or money order) will be collected on January 28th (the last session of this class) for those taking the FCC Test.

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Ages: Ages 14+ 

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

    Instructor Bios:

    Lionel, K7BIX, is a regional coordinator and instructor for the Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County CERT programs. 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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    • Monday, January 20, 2020
    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012020JS
    • 0
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    Get started on your woodturning adventure with this three-session beginner's class, where you’ll complete small spindle projects as you learn safety, tool control and how to create the basic shapes involved in spindle and bowl turning.

    By successfully completing this class and our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes for spindle turning during Open Studio. You will also be eligible to take a bowl-turning class, although it is strongly suggested that you spend time turning in Open Studio a few times before you enroll in that class. (Note that you still must take Tool Safety Classes before using other power tools in the Studio.)

    • In Session 1, you will turn basic spindle shapes as you learn about woodturning safety, gouge technique and how to use the tools with good body mechanics — all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge.
    • In Session 2, you will refine your use of the spindle roughing gouge and spindle gouge, learn how to use a parting tool, and design and turn a spindle project between centers. You may need to sand and finish your project outside of class.
    • 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 be turning using a scroll chuck, and further refine your gouge skills by turning a thinner design with smaller elements. Time permitting, a texturing tool may be used on appropriate projects.

    Apparel:  Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and closed-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No bracelets or necklaces; earrings must be no longer than 1". Long hair must be tied back.

    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.


    • Monday, January 20, 2020
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO012020DS
    • 0
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    This is a rescheduled class due to weather closures. The class is full. Please "join waitlist" if you want to be alerted to a future class.

    Bring in your steel-string acoustic or electric guitar and learn how to get it sounding and playing its best.

    We'll start with a refresher on terminology and the factors that impact tone and playability. Then we'll evaluate the instruments for structural integrity and discuss the importance of temperature and humidity control. (Please note that if your instrument is deemed to need more than a basic setup, you'll be offered a refund or the option of working on another instrument.)

    Then comes the hands-on tweaking of truss rods for perfect neck relief, nut and bridge adjustments for great action, and saddle adjustment for intonation improvements.

    Electric guitar players will also learn how to adjust their pickups.

    Finally, we'll discuss string differences, put on a set of fresh strings, and test out our improvements. You'll go home with a better guitar, a better understanding of how it works, and a checklist for future reference.

    Details:

    • Ages: Ages 14+ welcome. No woodworking experience is required.
    • This class covers only steel-string guitars; tuning up nylon-string, classical guitars involves different steps.
    • The materials fee covers new strings.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes and tie back long hair.

    Instructor: Doug Salot started playing the guitar about 10 years ago and occasionally tries to distract himself by building guitars and ukuleles. He studied instrument building with local luthier Alan Simcoe.

    • Monday, January 20, 2020
    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO012020CFK
    • 2
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    Did you ever wonder how to get a really professional-looking finish on your woodworking project? In this hands-on class, you will learn about different types of wood stains and clear finishes and get a chance to experiment with them on a sample board that you can take home and use for future reference.

    The class is four sessions to allow drying time as you go through all of the steps, from preparing the surface to applying stain and finish, to rubbing out the finish. You will learn how to prepare the surface to help ensure an excellent finish, which stains and finishes work best on different types of solid wood and plywood, and which tools and techniques to use when applying stains and finishes by hand (ie, without spraying). You will also learn which products are compatible with one another — and which ones aren't.

    Details:

    • Open to beginners but also suitable for experienced woodworkers. 
    • If you have a project that needs finishing, you are welcome to bring it or a picture of it to the class and consult with the instructor on the best approach. (A later class will focus on refinishing — it is not the topic of this class.)
    • Wear close-toe shoes.
    Feedback from an earlier class:

    "With her professional background, Carol provides you with information that takes you beyond the easy way out of Minwax products at the big box store to the world of waterborne finishes vs alcohol-based or petroleum-based products. You get to see and work with a variety of wood species and grain patterns using penetrating and topical finish products and — what was most exciting — dyes. Most importantly you get the instructions in what not to do as well as what works for you. This is a level of information and hands-on trial that every serious woodwork needs to experience."

    — Jeff Williams, former BARN woodshop lead

    Instructor: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. She also makes custom furniture, including the slab coffee table in the Commons at BARN.


    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    • Thursday, February 06, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE012120SJ
    • 0
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    In this six session (4 hours each session) beginner skills class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will be introduced to basic studio tools and equipment with instructor demonstration and lots of student hands on experience time. The class is designed for the curious, the hobbyist, or a new jewelry/metal artist. Also suitable as a refresher class for artists looking to get reacquainted and familiar with the studio.

    Tools, equipment and content covered in this class will start with an introduction to basic use of jeweler tools such as: sawing, filing, bench shear, step shear, rolling mill, hammers, soldering, torches, pickling, flex shaft, circle and shape cutters, dapping tools, introduction to metals, how to order your own supplies, studio guidelines safety and policies.

    By the end of this 6-week class students should feel comfortable working independently and practicing their skills in the jewelry studio during open studio times and ready to take specialized project classes.

    Details:

    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. 
    • $25 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
    • Students with all levels of experience welcome. Ages 14 and up. 
    • For tuition assistance click here to complete the online application form.  
      If you have any questions about the tuition assistance application process, please contact our Program Manager Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org or call (206) 842-4475 x221.


    Instructor Bio: Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a background in ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. Her journey into metal arts and jewelry started in a beginner class gifted to her by her family. Completely hooked, she continued to take every class available to her while also assisting teachers, shadowing and learning from some of the PNW’s best. 

    When she’s not in her studio making her own art or spending time with her family, she enjoys teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts, introducing them to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    Sarah's current work can be viewed on Instagram @sarahjonesjewelry


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE012220KL
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    Jewelry Studio Orientation & Skills Assessment

    This class is designed for participants who want to have access to open studio times and already have previous experience making jewelry

    Participants will need to demonstrate basic tool use and studio safety.  For BARN Guests and Members, successful completion of the short class will be allowed access to the Jewelry Studio for working on projects of your choosing during monitored Open Studio hours only.  This class does not apply to personal use of the kiln or casting equipment. Please note that the general open studios times are free to Members. For guests/non-members there will be a $20 drop-in fee (please bring cash or check made out to BARN) to use Open Studio. To view the Open Studio times click here.

    Areas generally covered for the skills class:

    • Personal safety
    • Sawing and filing
    • Shears
    • Soldering solo
    • Rolling Mill
    • Pickling
    • Flex-Shaft
    • Polishing/ Buffer


    Details:

    • Please bring a sampling of your recently made jewelry to help showcase these skills.
    • Skills Assessments will be conducted during Open Studio times, twice monthly, dates specifically noted on the calendar for one student at a time.
    • There is a $10 class registration to reserve time with the monitor on duty for this assessment review.  No walk-in’s. This particular assessment class is for one student only because it is held during an Open Studio time.
    • Please note that brief interruptions during your assessment may happen as it is Open Studio time also and the monitor needs to be available / have awareness of safety.
    • Safety!  Please wear close-toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask (which can be found in the studio) must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.


    Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom
    • 10
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    Join fellow weavers for a year-long study group to view the Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild  episodes on our big screen in BARN's small classroom or the great room. We will learn new weaving techniques and share our success as weavers.

    Details:

    • You can be a beginner or master weaver to join this group.
    • This is free for BARN members. Non-Members $50 for the year. 
    • Please register for this series so we know how many will be attending. Although you are signing up for the whole series, you can attend each session or pick and choose the episodes you want to view/  We may also decide to view part year's episodes if there is interest.
    • Participants will need to enroll in the Jane Stafford online guild by clicking here. The online guild requires you to join membership for a fee to join ($75.77) and BARN is not facilitating your enrollment in the Jane Stafford Textiles Online Guild. Once you join, you will also have access to all the past episodes and helpful information posted on the Jane Stafford Textile Weaving Guild website. 

    Schedule

    Wednesdays  Topic
    Jan. 22nd  Introduction to Twill
    Feb. 26th  Introduction to Fiberworks PCW (warping software)
    April 8th  Small Threading Twill Gamp
    May 13th  Point Twill Gamp
    June 10th  Large Threading Twill Gamp
    July 15th  Color and Weave Meets Twill (Gamp)
    August 19  Twill Takes Basket Weave on a Date
    Sept. 23  Shadow Weave
    Oct. 21  Welt Face Twills
    Dec. 9  Grand Finale

    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 Baniff 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.

    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE012220BM
    • 0
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    In this class you’ll be introduced to BARN’s Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Plasma Cutter and its safe operation. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc. The Plasma Cutter uses the plasma arc under directed air pressure to cut through metal sheet or plate. With this device you can cut patterns from mechanical drawings or images of art work. Just as in BARN’s other metal fab CNC machines, this system is based on the Centroid Acorn controller and has a similar user interface. G-code used to drive the machine can be generated by Fusion 360 from drawings or images, or you can make use of Centroid’s Interactive CoNversational (ICN) mode that lets you cut shapes defined by a sequence of cutting operations. 

    This class complements our hand-held plasma cutter classes and focuses on safety, start up and shut down procedures, and cutting simple shapes using the Centroid’s Interactive CoNversational (ICN) mode.

    “CNC Plasma Cutting and Fusion 360” (a next-step class in CNC Plasma sequence) will introduce you to creating and importing DXF and SVG files into Fusion 360, or making drawings in Fusion 360, and then use Fusion 360 to generate G-code for the plasma cutter.

    Another next-step class, “Fusion 360 Sheet Metal Basics”, will introduce you to the sheet metal capabilities in Fusion 360 that can then be used to cut parts for sheet metal parts that will be bent and formed.

    Go to this link to see the CNC in operation: https://vimeo.com/366139327

    Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years, at national food baking companies.

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    Details:

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!


    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 4
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    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

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

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he 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. 
    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012320DR
    • 0
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    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
    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 under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Dave Roe

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI012320NT
    • 2
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    Start 2020 with healthy simple plant based meals. This class will focus on prepping, planning and staying on track to add more plant based options into your routine.

    Plant based Chef Nancy Travis will demonstrate some easy ideas to turn a batch of beans, grains and veggies into different and simple meal options for multiple meals during the week. She will also share some simple ideas for using some semi prepared items from the store into very quick meal ideas.

    An easy veggie burger and veggie shepard’s pie will be demonstrated and sampled. Everyone will leave with recipes and ideas to create simple plant based meals you and your family will enjoy.  All food sampled in class will be vegan.


    Instructor Bio: 

    Nancy Travis has studied and cooked whole food plant based for over 25 years. She co-owned a vegetarian fast food restaurant chain in the 90's and recently had a grab and go cafe on Bainbridge Island. Currently her business Sukhi Kitchen provides vegetarian and vegan personal chef services and kitchen coaching to Bainbridge Island families. Nancy has teaching plant based classes at BARN for the past 3 years


    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio JE012320KL
    • 0
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    Ongoing casting for Certificate of Craft Program Students Only.

    What To Expect: 

    Session 1, we will be investing, so come with your pieces sprued, weighed (don't forget to record your wax weight & bring it) and attached to the sprue base, so we can jump right in.  Don’t plan on there being time to sprue your work during this time.  If you have any concerns or would like some advice on spruing, come to open studio on Monday or Friday.  We have set aside a locker where you can leave your sprued flask if you so choose. During investing, we’ll have time to make some last minute adjustments and weigh our metals.  When everyone's done investing we’ll clean up and figure out the pouring order for the next morning.  You're welcome to stay to help load the kiln for its’ overnight burn. 

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


    • Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants to the casting day. Non-flammable natural fiber is best. Please bring something to tie back loose hair and don’t wear loose draping clothing.  
    • We have dust masks, safety glasses and gloves that you can use, but feel free to bring your own.

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE012320HS
    • 0
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    Introduction to Welding Studio Power Tools (Free)

    Students will become familiar with the use of power tools in the Welding Studio. Tools covered are the clod saw, horizontal and vertical band saws, drill press, hand and stationary grinders and/or "porta-band". All students  should participate in this free Welding: Introduction to Power Tools before signing up for any of our Fabrication Classes (MIG or TIG #3 and #4).

    The Fabrication and Project Classes and Open Studios are based on students' ability to safely and comfortably use hand and stationary power tools available in the welding studio for cutting, grinding, and preparing materials.

    This class or prior shop experience is a prerequisite for signing up for Fabrication and Project classes and Open Studios.  Contact the Studio Lead if you have questions.

    Details:

    • This class does not cover welding equipment which is covered in MIG and TIG #1 and #2. Please see the Metal Fabrication calendar for these classes.
    • This power tool safety class is free, but please register as class size is limited.
    • The class begins with a safety briefing.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN. 
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  
    If you have questions please contact Henry Sharpe, Welding Shop, HenrySharpe@gmail.com



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    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA012320JL
    • 6
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    Prerequisite: Those wishing to make use of Open Studio time to work on your own projects at Alchemy Industrial Arts must have taken at least one Blacksmithing class at Alchemy so that they are familiar with the safety protocols, processes and clean up procedures. 


    Details:

    • BARN Members and non-Members must register.
    • Guests/non-members will be charged a $20 fee. No drop ins please. 
    • Gloves may not be used around grinding machines. Dust masks are available. It is best if you bring your own eye protection.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  No hoodie ties, necklaces or bracelets. or anything else that can get caught in machinery.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision.  A full refund for non-members will be given (this open studio is free to members).

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

    Bainbridge Island WA 


    Further Contact:

    Jeremy Loerch, Alchemy Industrial Arts, owner, jeremy_loerch@hotmail.com(206) 992-8509
    Or 
    Nathan Abell, BARN Metal Fabrication Monitor, n_abell@yahoo.com, (206) 491-8146
    David Hays, Metal Fabrication Lead metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR012320
    • 3
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    Mary Oliver brought many people to poetry with her plain language and sense of wonder. What next? Who else? This workshop will explore other poets who open our eyes to the world and to our full humanity. We will read poetry that will astonish and write poems in response.

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    Michele Bombardier’s collection What We Do is currently a finalist for the Washington Book of the Year Award. Michele's poetry and reviews have been published in dozens of journals and anthologies including Alaska Quarterly Review, Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Artemis and many others. She earned her MFA in poetry at Pacific University and is the founder of Fishplate Poetry, a social-purpose organization that provides workshops and retreats for writers while raising money for humanitarian relief, specifically for medical care for refugees in partnership with the Syrian American Medical Society.



    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME012320DH
    • 3
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    This is a foundation class designed to provide what you need to know to safely operate the machine shop’s CNC Lathe.

    We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand motion on the Z & X axes in the lathe, various cutting tools, 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), including the Centroid Interactive Conversation mode for the lathe. Finally, we’ll create some simple g-code, cut some air and if there’s enough time, cut some material.

    Details:

    • There is a $10 materials fee included in the price of class.
    • It is best to have taken one of the manual Lathe classes (Make a Hammer or Make a Top) before taking 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.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he 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 machine.programming@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

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

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

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

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

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE012420BM
    • 3
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    In this class, you’ll learn how to cut useful and interesting shapes out of sheet metal using BARN’s Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Plasma Cutter. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc that when combined with directed compressed air will cut through metal in a wide range of thicknesses. You’ll learn how to process image files that can be imported into Fusion 360, or use designs created in Fusion 360, then post-process your work in Fusion 360 to produce G-code that will be used to command the CNC Plasma Cutter where to cut.

    **This class has two prerequisites: “Introduction to the CNC Plasma Cutter” and “Introduction to Fusion 360” or comparable experience. A quick refresh of safety, start up, and shut down of the CNC Plasma cutter will be covered, but you’ll be expected to be familiar with these details. A laptop loaded with Fusion 360 is essential.

    Go to this link to see the CNC in operation: https://vimeo.com/366139327

    Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years, at national food baking companies.

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    Details:

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!


    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012420JH
    • 1
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    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
    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 under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Jeanne Huber

    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA012420MM
    • 5
    Register

    In this class you’ll get an introduction into basic foundry work. You’ll learn how to make a basic mold using a provided pattern with Petrobond sand, watch the bronze being poured into the mold, and then clean up the bronze piece that you’ll then be able to take home. 

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing with long-legged pants, tight fitting long sleeves, closed toed shoes (natural fiber or leather), and have long hair tied back. Safety equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own eye and ear protection. This class is offered in conjunction with Alchemy Industrial Arts (AIA) at their facility.

    Two other related classes BARN/Alchemy Industrial Arts will be offering in 2020 are “Pattern Making” where you’ll learn how to make patterns that can produce a working mold, and “Intermediate Casting” where you’ll use a pattern of your own design to make the mold and cast in Bronze. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these are offered.


    Details:

    • Prerequisites: No prior casting experience necessary.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry, bracelets that can get caught in machinery. Please tie long hair back.  
    • 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.


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


    Instructor Maggie McVay received her Bachelors of Fine Arts, concentration in sculpture, from the University of North Florida in 2016. While in school she participated in her first iron pour in 2011. Since then she has participated in over 10 iron pours (including at the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art in 2018), as well as multiple bronze and aluminum pours.


    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
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    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

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

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration preferred so we know how many to expect.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he 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. 
    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012520ME
    • 0
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    *This class has prerequisites. See below.

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

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

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

    Details:

    • * Beginners are welcome, but you must first complete our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class. For more details, see the Woodshop calendar here.
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Hand Tools in either order. Both classes are required to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    Instructor: Mo Ellis
    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE012520RA

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

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

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

    (No wheeled vehicles, please). 

    Registration is not required. Fix-It Saturday is free and open to members and non-members.

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    Please Note: Fix-It Saturday runs concurrently with an Open Studio available to qualified users. Open Studio users must register and pay the required materials fee for the Open Studio that is also held on this day. Please click here to register.

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

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

    Instructors/Monitors:

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

    Received 5-21 via a calendar from Henry and posted on 5/21

    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR012520BB
    • 0
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    In this workshop you will examine how humor writers use incidents from their lives to turn the painful, the absurd, the odd, the embarrassing, the disconcertingly memorable…. into humor. Then, to follow James Thurber’s adage “Humor is chaos remembered in tranquility” we will sift through our lives to find those stories, anecdotes and incidents to guild with humor. We will, examining other humor-writers’ works, look at structure (essay or story) as a means to convey humor. 


    We will investigate the ways in which writers convey humor-- exaggeration, identification, embarrassment, self-deprecation… and practice using them.  Instruction will include lecture, writing exercises, sharing-in-pairs and with class. The last half-hour attendees are encouraged to share what they wrote. At the conclusion of four hours, workshop attendees will have an understanding of methods writers use to convey humor, determine what kind of humor best fits their writing voice, understand the risks and rewards of using humor, and consider the format (essay or story) when writing with humor as the main goal.

    Bob Balmer's first humorous essay was published in the Oregonian in 1992.  His work has appeared in The Smithsonian, The Oregonian, The Seattle Times, The Seattle Weekly, Golf Illustrated, ZYZZYVA, 

    Oregon Coast Magazine, Golf Weekly, The Eugene Weekly, The Guide and Willamette Week.  It has aired on the radio shows The Savvy Traveler and MarketPlace as well as on Oregon Public Radio and Television.  

    He has an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University, and he attended the Iowa Summer Writing Workshop and the Tin House Summer Writing Workshop at Reed College.  He recently returned from taking Improv and sketch writing classes at Second City Comedy in Chicago.  He has led humor writing workshops at Write in the Harbor, Portland Storytellers Guild, The Oregon Writers Colony, Sitka Center for the Arts and Ecology, The Write on the Sound Conference, The Hoffman Center for the Arts, Mary's Woods Retirement Center, The Oregon Council Teachers of English student writing Festival

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    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • Sunday, January 26, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE012520KL
    • 0
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    This two session class will introduce you to the art of stone cutting. Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process. All base materials will be provided. Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional varieties of rough stones and are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.


    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.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Sunday, January 26, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI012620FCK
    • 5
    Register

    Making a custom size pair of slippers is a great opportunity to learn how to make a 3-D object starting with a 2-D resist pattern. In this workshop participants will develop confidence in planning the project, estimating the shrinkage and enlarging the pattern. You will learn about the different qualities and types of sheep’s wool and how to choose and mix the right wools to get a strongly felted durable pair of slippers. At the end of the day, you will go home with a pair of custom made felted slippers. 

    This would be a great holiday gift for family and friends of all ages! Give a gift certificate and have the recipient take the workshop in January.

    Students should bring:
    • 2 hand towels
    • 3x3’ bubble wrap or rubber rug mat (small holes) 
    • 3 x 3' cotton sheet (old cloth)
    • 1 olive oil soap bar in a container
    • water spray bottle,  if you have one, to wet the felt
    • plastic bowl for water
    • sharp and pointy scissors to cut wool
    • scissors to cut plastic and paper
    • (waterproof) apron if needed
    • comfortable shoes 

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    Details: 

    • Please note that for this class, cancellation requests received 14 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
    • A materials fee of $15 is included in the class tuition. The material fee is for 5 oz wool (dyed and natural, various kinds of wool), floor liner foam, and other supplies needed to complete your slippers 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Skill Level: Universal. All skill levels are welcome

    • Ages 12 to 110 are welcome.  Participants under the age of 14 will need to be accompanied by an adult.
    • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!


    Instructor Bio: Flóra Carlile- Kovács is an award winner of several wearable art shows. She is a professional felt artist born in Szeged, Hungary, now living and working in Seattle. In her work, she incorporates two bodies of knowledge, the nomadic traditions and the urban, modern style of feltmaking. Coming from the European tradition of craftsmanship and quality, she is constantly experimenting with ways to improve not only the visual artistic aspect of her work, but also its physical integrity as a functional object appropriate for everyday use. 


    • Sunday, January 26, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Shop, Class Code: WE012620EM
    • 0
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    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.

    This is hands-on introduction is aimed at students interested in trying MIG welding.

    The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process. The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials. There will be approximately two hours of hands-on practice and guidance on technique (within the 2 1/2 hour class).  At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a MIG bead and to be able to identify and remedy problems with the bead.  Many students will have advanced to exploring different types of weld joints or welding different thicknesses of material.

    Students who have completed the class are eligible to participate in welding shop open studios.

    Small class size (4) provides one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the welding set up process.

    Details:

    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.   (Auto-darkening sun glasses are not helpful)
    • There is a materials fee of $18 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

    Instructor:

    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. 

    Contact: ErinMunter@gmail.com

    Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.



    • Sunday, January 26, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

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

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

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

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

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Print & Book Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Beginning print makers should either have taken or be currently enrolled in an introductory level class, and be able to work with existing skills. The monitor is there to provide guidance and help with occasional problem-solving. Maximum of 10 people.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: some introductory-level printmaking experience. If you are at a level where you need more attention than general guidance, please enroll in  a class or workshop. To view additional classes, click here.
    • This open studio is free to members. Non-Members pay a $20 drop in fee. Non-Members, please bring cash or check made out to BARN.
    • Open studio users are expected to know where studio tools, supplies, and equipment is kept, to respect the standards and policies posted for studio use, to be considerate of others, and to leave the studio neat and clean when finished.     
    • A variety of print paper is available for purchase in the print studio. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to make purchases.
    • 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. 
    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Print & Book Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Beginning print makers should either have taken or be currently enrolled in an introductory level class, and be able to work with existing skills. The monitor is there to provide guidance and help with occasional problem-solving. Maximum of 10 people.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: some introductory-level printmaking experience. If you are at a level where you need more attention than general guidance, please enroll in  a class or workshop. To view additional classes, click here.
    • This open studio is free to members. Non-Members pay a $20 drop in fee. Non-Members, please bring cash or check made out to BARN OR register and complete payment online.
    • Open studio users are expected to know where studio tools, supplies, and equipment is kept, to respect the standards and policies posted for studio use, to be considerate of others, and to leave the studio neat and clean when finished.     
    • A variety of print paper is available for purchase in the print studio. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to make purchases.
    • 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. 
    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 46
    Register

    Join your fellow Surface Design enthusiasts at a gathering in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio on Monday, January 27th at 1:00 PM. 

    If you have never visited BARN or the Fiber Arts Studio -- this is a great chance to come and see the Studio, take part in a creative activity, and meet the community. 

    Come and meet Diane Naab a talented mixed media artist from Ketchikan, AK. She has been an active part of the Art Center in Ketchikan and has shown her photography, pottery, and mixed media pieces. 

    Diane also creates beautiful beaded cloth pieces, and fabric collage with stitch and bead embellishment, and has been involved in several Island Studio Tours and with the Bainbridge Museum of Art.

    She has worked collaboratively with artists and will be coming to our 
    January meeting to share her journey and do a fabric embellishment project with us.

    Details:

    • The January Surface Design Meeting event is free to the community. Bring a friend!
    • Please register so we know how many participants to expect. If you are bringing a guest, register yourself and enter how many guests you will be bringing.
    • Age Levels: 14+ 
      • Monday, January 27, 2020
      • Tuesday, February 04, 2020
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012720DW
      • 0
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      This class has prerequisites. See below.

      Learn the basics of designing and building Euro-style cabinets, also known as frameless cabinets.

      With other students, you will build one or more cabinets with a drawer, a shelf, and a door. There is no materials fee for this class because the cabinets will be ones needed by BARN or another local non-profit organization.

      The class will start with an overview of cabinet styles, with an emphasis on Euro-style cabinets and their components. There will also be a discussion about cabinet materials and useful tools.

      Then you'll build, starting by preparing a cut list from a drawing. You'll learn how to accurately and safely cut down sheets of plywood and how to assemble the pieces into sturdy, square cabinet boxes. You'll also learn how to add components: shelves, doors and drawers. You'll learn how to use story sticks, how to choose and install hinges and other hardware, and how to install the cabinets in a room.

      Details:

      • This is an intermediate-level class, open to people ages 14+ who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 & 2.
      • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings  are allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.

      Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Instructors: Dave Whitacre and Wayne Chang. Dave moved to Bainbridge in 2013 after he retired as a petroleum engineer in Alaska. Woodworking has been his hobby for the past 40-plus years. He's enjoyed designing and building traditional-styled furniture and hopes to broaden his skills and techniques now that he has more time to devote to the craft. Wayne enjoys the challenge and problem solving that goes along with woodworking. In the past, most of his woodworking involved rebuilding his 100-year-old house. Now it revolves around anything that his daughter asks him to build. He also coordinates the community service projects done in the Woodworking Studio.

      • Monday, January 27, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, FI012720XX

      The BARN Fiber Arts studio would like to extend an invitation for youth and teens (12 and older)  to come to the Monday open studio from 2:00-4:00 on early dismissal Mondays, starting January 6th.  This is a self directed time where youth can work on their own projects, with their own materials. There will be studio monitors present to answer questions and support your projects.  This is an open studio time for all BARN Fiber Artists, with a special invitation to youth.  

      You are Welcome to attend any of the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind.  

      FREE for BARN Members and Youth under the Age of 18

      $20 Drop-in Fee for Adult Nonmembers.


      • Monday, January 27, 2020
      • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • BARN Metal Arts Welding Shop, Class Code: WE012720EM
      • 4
      Register

      **Make up class for session canceled due to weather. SK**

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

      This is hands-on introduction is aimed at students interested in trying MIG welding.

      The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process. The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials. There will be approximately two hours of hands-on practice and guidance on technique (within the 2 1/2 hour class).  At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a MIG bead and to be able to identify and remedy problems with the bead.  Many students will have advanced to exploring different types of weld joints or welding different thicknesses of material.

      Students who have completed the class are eligible to participate in welding shop open studios.

      Small class size (4) provides one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the welding set up process.

      Details:

      • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
      • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.   (Auto-darkening sun glasses are not helpful)
      • There is a materials fee of $18 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the class.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

      Instructor:

      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. 

      Contact: ErinMunter@gmail.com

      Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.



      • Monday, January 27, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code MA012720DH
      • 0
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