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    • Thursday, September 26, 2019
    • Thursday, March 05, 2020
    • 18 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    • 0
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    Girls Who Code is an organization founded with a single mission: To close the gender gap in technology. Computer coding is relevant to all sorts of interests, not just computer science.

    BARN is hosting a Girls Who Code club once again for the 2019-20 school year for girls in grades 6-12. The club will meet every Thursday afternoon (except school holidays) from September 26 through March 5th, from 3:45 - 5pm. Girls  will be guided through a progression of coding skills throughout the year. 

    Prior to signing up for these sessions you are welcome to join us on Thursday, September 19th from 4-5pm for an optional drop-in information session at BARN. Meet our facilitators, learn about the curriculum, and ask any questions you may have about the program. 
     

    Details:

    • There is no charge to participate in this program. 
    • BARN provides workstations. Participants can also bring their own laptop or Chromebook. 
    • There are no prerequisites. Open to all girls who are interested.
    • Ages: Grades 6 - 12
    • Registration open throughout the year as space allows.
    • For more information:  Please contact BARN Program Manager Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org or 206.842.4475 x221. 
    • BARN will provide snacks each week.  


    Our facilitators: 
     

    Rebecca Graham was our club facilitator last year. She is a full-time senior engineer working in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.  She began coding in college where she earned a BS in Computer Science and a BA in History from the University of Mary Washington. She lives on the island with her husband, 6-year old son, 3 cats, and 2 dogs. She loves glitter, cartoons, yoga, rock climbing, and creating things with technology. 

    Rebecca will be joined by Alex McKeon, a BARN member who has always found time in her life for creating. She has had a wide variety of professional experiences including work as an expedition leader, yoga instructor, personal chef, snowboard instructor, and nanny. She lives on the island with her husband and toddler and believes that working with young women is one of the most fulfilling uses of her time.  


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    To learn more about Girls Who Code, see: https://girlswhocode.com/

    From the Girls Who Code organization: "Girls Who Code's mission is to create gender parity within technology by providing a unique educational experience for young women to learn computer science. Interested participants who self-identify as female are welcome to apply to our programs."  

    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL101519DB
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    Please note that this class has had an added second day session.

    In this unique class, you will explore the meditative technique of powdered glass frit. Using frit powders of various colors and choosing previously dried foliage you will create striking floral images in this class.

    In the three-hour session on day 1 (12:00 to 3:00 PM) you will come to understand the necessary safety practices and clean up using glass powders. Then with step-by-step instruction you will practice the process of layering frit to colorize the dried foliage you have chosen to decorate your dishware.

    During the one-hour session on day 2 (12:00 to 1:00 PM) you will learn how and why to clean your powdered and initially fired pieces to prepare them for fully fusing each to a background piece of glass prior to slumping. Frit combined with foliage creates delicate organic images that will compliment your food presentation or anything you might imagine. 

    In this class you will produce one 9” x 9” square swoop serving piece, one 3" x 9" channel plate, and three 3” x 3” condiment dishes.

    Details:

    • There is a $45 materials fee included in the class tuition.
    • Suitable for ages 14 and up.
    • Note: Instructions will be included in your registration confirmation email on how to dry & store your foliage before class.

    Instructor:  Diane Bonciolini

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


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


    • Sunday, October 20, 2019
    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • 1st session: Great-Room, 2nd & 3rd Session: Small-classroom, Class Code: MA102019CS-1
    • 5
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    This six week class is designed to bring the young novice machinist up to speed for using the basic tools of a machine shop. We will cover the following topics:

    • Proper layout of parts using Calipers, Micrometers squares, and hight gauge. Locating, center punching, and drilling and reaming of holes on flat and cylindrical material.

    • How to cut threads using taps and dies.

    • The construction and use of Jigs and fixtures. 

    • Proper safe use of the milling machine covering set up and locating surfaces.

    • Proper cutter selection.

    • Cutting slots and recesses.

    • Precision alignment and drilling of holes.

    • How to setup to do repeatable operations.

    • Proper safe use of the Machinist lathe covering set up and locating surfaces.

    • Proper cutter selection.

    • Turning an object down to a specific diameter.

    • Boring out the center to a specific diameter.

    • How to set up to do repeatable operations.

    Instructor: Chris Stanley


    • Sunday, October 20, 2019
    • Sunday, November 24, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class code: MA102019CS-2
    • 0
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    This six week class is designed to bring the young novice machinist up to speed for using the basic tools of a machine shop. We will cover the following topics:

    • Proper layout of parts using Calipers, Micrometers squares, and hight gauge. Locating, center punching, and drilling and reaming of holes on flat and cylindrical material.

    • How to cut threads using taps and dies.

    • The construction and use of Jigs and fixtures. 

    • Proper safe use of the milling machine covering set up and locating surfaces.

    • Proper cutter selection.

    • Cutting slots and recesses.

    • Precision alignment and drilling of holes.

    • How to setup to do repeatable operations.

    • Proper safe use of the Machinist lathe covering set up and locating surfaces.

    • Proper cutter selection.

    • Turning an object down to a specific diameter.

    • Boring out the center to a specific diameter.

    • How to set up to do repeatable operations.

    Instructor: Chris Stanley


    • Monday, October 21, 2019
    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI102119BJ
    • 3
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    Participate in our Project Bag “Sew-Along.”  What is a Sew-Along?  It is kind of like a sewing bee where a group of sewing enthusiasts get together and work on the same kind of project.  

    This October -- come join fellow sewing enthusiasts and make a knitting project bag to house your current work in progress.  You don't knit?  This project bag is great for any fiber handwork activity.

    Stitch Mischief is the designer of the popular Finch Bucket (and Little Finch Bucket) pattern which includes the instructions for both versions.

    This pattern is easy to read and follow with detailed cutting instructions and lots of graphics. It comes with a customizable patchwork option as well.

    Check out #littlefinchbucket or #finchbucket on Instagram for inspiration, gather your supplies and come join us to make your very own.

    Below is the link to purchase the pattern (downloadable PDF file).  All supplies needed to complete the project bag are given in detail with the pattern.

    Finch Bucket Pattern

    Details:

    • Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.   Participants should have experience with using a sewing machine.  Use of Studio sewing machines require completion of the Brothers Sewing Machine Certification Session.  Participants are welcome to bring their own sewing machines.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.



    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102219TB
    • 0
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    Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this three-week component of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.

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

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

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your tote during Open Studio time in order to complete it by the end of the class. To participate in these sessions, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See dates on the calendar. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also participate at no charge for the duration of this class.)
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools in either order. Both classes are required for students who want to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    • This class includes a half-hour lunch break. Please bring a sack lunch  because there won't be enough time to go out. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchenette on the lower level.
    Instructor: Todd Butler grew up in a woodworking family and studied hand tool use at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. He is a furniture-maker through his part-time business, The Butler Did It. He uses hand tools regularly, although there he was in the October 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking, learning to use a CNC router with guidance from Tim Celeski, the designer of BARN's woodworking benches. Mark Bixby will assist.
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI102219DS
    • 2
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    Weaving combines color, fiber, & patterns in endless unique options to create cloth.  

    Learn how to do all the steps in weaving: setting up and using a floor loom, project planning, weave structure and pattern, and many tricks of the trade. 

    This 5-session class is hands’ on using floor looms and other equipment. The class will emphasis learning how to weave, how to set up a floor loom, how to plan projects, and how to read a weaving draft. During the class you will weave samples with the emphasis on learning how to weave and plan.

    Students will use BARN floor looms and equipment.  

    There is a $20 materials fee included in the class price.

    What to Bring:
    Students should bring their own scissors.


    InstructorDeb Sweet Deb Sweet is a long-time weaver and teacher at BARN.  Deb has taught at BARN for the past several years and has love for weaving that is infectious. 






    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI102219DW
    • 0
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    Sign up to use the BARN Fiber Arts Studio Sailrite Industrial Machine.  BARN members who are certified to use the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine can sign up for those open studio times when a Sailrite safety monitor is hosting the open studio.

    PLEASE NOTE:  Only some of the BARN Fiber Arts open studio times have the safety monitors trained to supervise any use of the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine.

    Skill Level: BARN Member who has taken the Sailrite Industrial Machine Certification class and been certified to use the machine.

    Ages: Ages 18+

    Safety Monitor:

    Dale Walker


    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI102219AW
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    Join us for our monthly (held every fourth Tuesday) make and take!  We'll have the ingredients set up in the kitchen and we'll all learn together. This month we'll make our own Oreo-style cookies and add some spooky decorations.


    DETAILS:

    • Each registrant is encouraged to bring one adult or youth to work with you at your workstation. The adult or youth you bring is free and will be at the same workstation with you. When you register please scroll down the screen and enter Yes or No for bringing a friend or youth.
    • There will be a materials fee of $5.00 for ingredients included in the tuition price.
    • Participants, please bring a container for bringing your cookies home and an apron (apron is optional).
    • This is not a formal class. Participants are asked to stay and help with clean up, including dishes, counters, and floors.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.


    Instructor: Marcela Sandoval


    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102219JH
    • 4
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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: Josh Haza

    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Machine Shop, Class Code: MA102219PM
    • 1
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    Are you always impressed how some people in the Machine shop can do the the most seemingly difficult things. Come and learn some of Peter's tricks and techniques. You will be amazed and astounded, you might even pick up a few new ideas to use on your own projects.

    In this class you will learn some the the tricks and methods that the instructor uses to make good use of the tools in the shop. Finding centers, tapping techniques, deburring, using the micrometer, using the grinders, work holding etc. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and 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.
    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE102319BM
    • 3
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    This is a Welding Open Studio for members and guests to work on personal projects.

    This class is for those that have completed MIG 1, 2, & 3 OR previous welding OR plasma cutting class or experience. 

    A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment and safety.  (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

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

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this assisted studio.  
    • There is an additional materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel (or 16''x16" sheet, filler wire, gas, consumables and recycling.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. 

    Teacher/Monitor:  Bob Mathisrud has 20+ years’ experience as a stationary operating engineer for national recognized bakeries.  He is active in BARN's welding shop, sheetmetal shop, machine shop, ETA studio and Wood studio.

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



    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI102319SC
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    Sign up to use the BARN Fiber Arts Studio Sailrite Industrial Machine.  BARN members who are certified to use the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine can sign up for those open studio times when a Sailrite safety monitor is hosting the open studio.

    PLEASE NOTE:  Only some of the BARN Fiber Arts open studio times have the safety monitors trained to supervise any use of the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine.

    Skill Level: BARN Member who has taken the Sailrite Industrial Machine Certification class and been certified to use the machine.

    Ages: Ages 18+

    Safety Monitor: Sybil Carrere


    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • Friday, October 25, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO102319DK
    • 3
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    * This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    In fine woodworking, everything starts with the wood. Before you can focus on joinery or fancy details, you need to make a board foursquare, with surfaces that are flat, straight, parallel and square. And then you need to cut the lengths, widths and thicknesses you need, in a way that positions the pieces where the grain direction makes the most sense.

    In this class, you will learn techniques and strategies that will help you custom mill wood to the precise dimensions you need. You’ll learn:

    • Why wood cups, twists and bows, and what to pay attention to when you are selecting wood.
    • How to use the jointer, planer and table saw to get a board to the point where it can be used in furniture making.
    • How to read a board when you are laying out parts, so that you use the wood efficiently and wind up with grain directions that are pleasing to the eye, functional and structurally sound.

    Details:

    • Designed for beginner to intermediate woodworkers, ages 14+.
    • * Open to those who have completed Woodshop Studio Orientation and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class.

    Instructor: David Kaplan is an avid amateur woodworker. He especially enjoys the process of turning rough lumber into straight, square stock.

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 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. 
    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio & Small Classroom, Class Code KI102319DA
    • 0
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    It's Fall, so our woods are full of wild mushrooms, hundreds of species. A few of them are choice edibles -- chanterelles, porcinis, cauliflowers, lobsters. But how do you find them, and how do you know for sure what you're collecting?

    This class is an introduction to finding, identifying and safely consuming local wild mushrooms. It will start with a Wednesday evening discussion, "How To Look at A Mushroom," and continue with a Saturday foray in promising habitat less than two hours away. We are sure to find mushrooms, but there is no guarantee they will be edibles.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+.
    • The materials fee covers a one-year membership in the Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society, so you will be notified about club forays so you can  continue learning about the amazing diversity of local mushrooms.
    • The first session will be held in the small classroom at BARN.
    • Instructions for getting to the foray site will be given at the first meeting, and participants can arrange carpools then. Please do not bring dogs on the foray.
    • If the weather is unsuitable on the day scheduled for the foray, it will be held on  Saturday, Nov. 2, instead.
    Instructor: David Ansley is a member of the Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society who often leads group forays in western Washington forests. He also  manages the KitsapMushrooms.org website, which includes a regional mushroom photo gallery and a recipe collection.



    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • Friday, October 25, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio JE102419KL
    • 7
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    Do you want to cast outside of class? 

    Come be a part of Jewelry Studio Casting Club!!

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

    Details

    • Your payment for the class includes 2 flasks equal to 500 grams of investment.
    • If you choose to cast more than 2 flasks, bring cash to pay for extra investment used.  We have a cost chart posted for easy reference.
    • Bronze or Sterling are the most often cast materials. We will have some metal for sale, but please feel free to bring your own. If you are using scrap, please clean and remove all solder beforehand. (You can cast in gold if you choose )

    PREREQUISITES and Requirements for Casting Club:

    • You need to have taken at least one lost wax centrifugal casting class in the last 5 years where you poured your own metal. (Or have enough experience with lost wax centrifugal casting that you are comfortable casting on your own. If this is the case, shoot us an email so you can get approved.)
    • Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants to the casting day. Non-flammable natural fiber is best. Please bring something to tie back loose hair and don’t wear loose draping clothing.  
    • We have dust masks, safety glasses and gloves that you can use, but feel free to bring your own.
    • To participate you must be 18 years or older (special circumstances must be cleared with the Jewelry Studio beforehand)

    What To Expect

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

    On Friday evening, come with appropriate casting wear (& hair up).  After a review of the evenings 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!!


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • Thursday, November 07, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: MA102419DH
    • 3
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    Join us for this three-session class to design your Delta game “board” and pins in Fusion 360, and then produce your design on the CNC Mill and CNC Lathe.

    What’s the Delta game? It’s a board-game in the shape a triangle with 15 holes and 14 pins… jump a pin and remove it until only one pin remains. We’ll work through the geometry of the triangle with some given parameters, sketch the design and extrude it to make the solid in Fusion 360, and do the same with the pin. You’ll perfect your design over the coming week (the instructor will be available to support you in completing your homework). Then we’ll use your design to produce g-code within Fusion 360, load that into the CNC machines, and cut your parts. This will be a fast-paced class, but it will be fun too.

    Details:

    • Prerequisites:

      At a minimum, you must be familiar with manual mill and lathe operations. We recommend you take the Intro to CNC Mill and Intro to CNC Lathe classes unless you have prior experience. Please see our calendar here.

    •  Prior experience with Fusion 360, and a laptop with Fusion 360 loaded (download here) and running are requirements for this class

      Please contact the instructor for questions.   
    • There is a $20 materials fee included in the tuition cost.

    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.  

    David@haysys.com



    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD102419KR
    • 0
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    Every good shot deserves some extra attention to make it the best it can possibly be. Adobe’s Lightroom software offers a comprehensive toolset that is focused on photography. Besides optimizing a photo’s appearance, LR provides tools for organizing your entire photo library.

    This hands-on workshop introduces attendees to a simple and straight forward workflow that starts with photo analysis that highlights deficiencies, and follows with the workflow to make the necessary image improvements.

    Session 1

    Analyze Photo and Identify Areas for Improvements

    Crop (and Straighten if necessary), aspect ratios

    Global Enhancements Corrections

    Histogram and Preview Blown Out Highlights or Blocked Up Shadows

    Color Correction

    Overall Exposure

    Overall Contrast

    Shadows / Highlights / Whites

    Noise Reduction

    Clarity

    Vibrance

    Saturation

    Haze

    Semi-Local Corrections

    Linear Gradient

    Radial Gradient

    HSL

    Very Local Corrections

    Brush

    Spot

    Heal

    Undoing Corrections

    Before / After

    “Light Switch”

    Undo / Redo

    Image Edit Practice

    Session 2 - Advanced, Practice, & Photo Management

    Advanced Corrections

    Curves

    Lens Corrections

    Sharpening

    Image Edit Practice

    Import / File Structure / Naming

    Grading / Selecting / Rejecting

    Available tools

    Flags

    Stars

    Colors

    Photo Organization

    Collections

    Manipulating File Structure


    Three iMacs will be available with sample images to provide practical experience with the image editing process. We will “buddy-up”, two attendees per desktop. The last session will offer some time for attendees to work on their own images with assistance by the instructor.

    Instructor Bio:

    Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.

    Adobe purchased Ken’s digital asset management company (Fotiva / PhotoTablet) back in 2001. While working at Adobe as a senior computer scientist, he help shepherd and promote the initial, internal Lightroom development efforts as an important alternative to Photoshop for Photographers (and mere mortals).

    Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.

    He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: krothmuller@gmail.com


    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 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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    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • 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, October 26, 2019
    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO102619DS+ME
    • 3
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    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Build a playable acoustic-electric cigar box guitar in a class that blends traditional lutherie, folk-instrument wisdom, and a bit of whimsy. Cigar box guitars are great fun to make and easy to play.

    You will learn:

    • What makes a guitar sound like a guitar.
    • How to choose or make your own cigar box.
    • How to shape and fret a neck.
    • Where to place a pickup and how to control your tone and volume.
    • How to add mojo and personalize your instrument.
    • How to add tuners, strings, nut, and bridge and pluck that first note!

    Details:

    • Open to those 14 years and older who have completed Woodshop Tool Safety 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class. If you want to work on your instrument during open studio time, please also take our free Orientation to the Woodshop class before this class begins.
    • The materials fee covers all basic materials including your choice of cigar box, but no paint or other finish.You may also want to provide your own additional hardware for mojo-enhancing embellishments.
    The guitars in the pictures were made by local teenagers in a summer program at BARN.

    Instructors: Doug Salot and Mo Ellis.

    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.

    Mo has played guitar off and on for a loooong time and is still trying to figure it out. He built his first instrument, a mountain dulcimer, about 40 years ago, then went on to make a hammered dulcimer and lotsof experimental stringed instruments. Some were playable. All were fun to build.


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    Please avoid dangling jewelry or loose clothing. Long hair must be tied back. Close-toed shoes are required.

    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE102619RA
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    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, October 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI102619DE
    • 6

    Learn how to coil and machine sew a decorative fabric platter using cotton fabric strips that are wound around cording and sewn into a dimensional shape using the Brother sewing machines in the Fiber Arts Studio.

    A kit of needed supplies will be provided (for a kit fee) in a variety of color ways for students to choose from.

    Each student will take home a completed decorative platter that is at least 11” in diameter.

    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 price of classMaterials include cording, precut fabric strips, thread and Microtex/Sharp machine needles.
    • Skill Level: Intermediate.  Workshop participants need to have basic sewing machine skills and be certified on the Fiber Arts Studio Brothers sewing machines.
    • Ages: Ages 18+ Welcome.
    • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!


    Instructor Artist Statement: Dawna Ellis -- 

    My love of textiles is rooted in the endless possibilities that can become of them and have been a part of my creative outlet as well as a core player in my 30 year career as a costume designer and fabricator. I have been making textile platters and vessels for about nine years and am drawn to the rhythmic process of wrapping fabric strips around cording, transforming it into a new fiber. As this newly created fiber is coiled and sewn into shape, a more complex pattern of color and texture emerges as the fabrics interact with each other and create their own harmony. In 2015, I was honored as a winner in the professional division for the 2015 NICHE Awards in the Recycled category for the entry of my coiled vessel, Morning Song.


    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • ETA Studio, Class Code: EL102619CS
    • 4
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    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

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

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help. You can download a free trial by clicking here. Look towards the middle of the screen and click on "Create an Account". AutoDesk will send you a confirmation email. Click on the link and go to Download Free Trial. Be sure you choose "Fusion 360 for hobbyists and makers".

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

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

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





    - JGH

    • Sunday, October 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI102719TW
    • 0
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    Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom is fun and easy. The looms are small and portable and your weaving can be as simple or as complex as you like. This class is for those new to weaving or established weavers looking for a way to make quick projects.

    Class participants will learn how to direct warp the loom, how to do simple balanced weaving, how to identify and fix simple mistakes, and how to remove the finished project from the loom. Rigid Heddle Looms are perfect for weaving with hand-knitting yarns. Participants will bring a variety of their leftover yarns that will be used to make a scarf that they will finish by the end of the class and take home with them.

    Materials: (what student should bring):  
    • For the warp: Students should bring to class a selection of 4-8 DK or worsted weight yarn samples in a variety of colors for warp (total of 250+ yds) 
    • For the weft:  Students should also bring 220+ yds of one DK/Worsted weight yarn in a solid or semi solid color for weft. 
    The majority of yarns should be multi-ply yarns and have some wool content, and have some elasticity. 

    (We encourage students to go to Churchmouse, our local Bainbridge Island yarn store, for material supplies.)

    Materials Fee
    : None.

    Skill Level: Universal - Beginners to advanced weavers 

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

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

    Instructor Bio:
    Terry Winer is a long-time knitter, spinner, weaver, dyer, and sewist who enjoys creating a community of fiber artists who get together work on their fiber projects.  She can be found most Wednesdays, mid-day, weaving, spinning or knitting with her fellow BARN members in the Fiber Arts Studio.


    • Sunday, October 27, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME271019EM
    • 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 the first of a four-part series. The class 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 an hour and a half of hands-on practice and guidance on technique.  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.

    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.

    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, October 27, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SM102719LS
    • 3
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    In this Sheet Metal Orientation and Tool Safety class, you will learn the proper use of the studio's tools and equipment; most importantly the brake and jump shear.  You will try your hand with the studio's equipment, all of which is hand operated.  Interested students are advised to attend before you sign up for classes or come to an Assisted Studio.

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

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

    Teacher/Monitor: Linda Sohlberg    Linda is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN. 

    Additional Contact -- Studio Lead: Chris Stanley

    • Sunday, October 27, 2019
    • 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, October 28, 2019
    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE102819NA
    • 3
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    This two-day class will cover torch-free fine metal joining. Multiple rivet and tab connections will be learned through demonstrations and student practice. Additional techniques covered in class are small scale forging, wire drawing, rivet styles, straight tabs and bent finger tabs for setting flat glass or stone slabs. Hydraulic press safety, roll-printing, basic sawing, filing and sanding are also covered so students will be able to make practice copies of selected class samples. 

    Metal Bead Project: Using the Hydraulic Press, roll-printing, and the spaced-tube rivet technique, students will demonstrate competency in cold connection techniques by making a no-solder copper bead.

    Details:

    • This is a beginning level class.  
    • $20 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
    • 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.

    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.


    Instructor: Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980s. She authored the book, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P Excel Awards, in 2018.


    Nanz Aalund, certifications@bainbridgebarn.org



    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA102819PM
    • 2
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    Learn to cut threads on the Hardinge Lathe

    Threads are one of the most basic ways of joining two pieces. In this class you will learn the basics of cutting (chasing) threads using the Hardinge Lathe. You will be introduced to threading basics and then learn now to set up and cut threads using both dies and actual machine cutting. If there is time you will also be introduced to thread cutting on the Clausing Colchester Lathe.

    One of many reference texts on machine threads can be found here.

    A $10 materials fee has been included in the price of class.

    Instructor Bio:
    Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and 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.
 

    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE102819JL
    • 1
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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

    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • Monday, November 04, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO+MA111319CFK+LS
    • 8


    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Build an elegant wooden pie box with a punched copper top as you gain experience on tools in BARN's Woodworking and Sheet Metal studios.

    In this three-evening class, you will use a table saw, chop saw and other tools to build a pegged box from cypress. You will also create a decorative punched-copper top, which will allow steam to escape as your pie cools, and a stainless steel drawer to hold the pie.

    If you also register for the November Monthly Bakealong: Pumpkin Pie, scheduled for Nov. 26 in BARN's Kitchen Arts Studio, you'll be able to give your freshly baked pumpkin pie a ride home in style.

    Details:

    • Open to people age 14+ who have completed * Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and * Sheet Metal: Safety and Orientation (free). If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class. Please see the Woodshop calendar here and the Sheet Metal calendar here.
    • Before the first class, draw the design you want for the perforated metal cover. For ideas, you can search Google images for "punched tin." Make your drawing full scale, allowing at least a 1-inch border around the 12-inch-square metal you will be decorating. You will transfer your drawing directly to the metal. The image shows the type of design that would be suitable. 

    Instructors: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi will guide the woodworking phase. Linda Sohlberg will head up the metalworking. Carol is a professional furniture restorer. Linda heads BARN's Sheet Metal Studio.

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    Wear close-toe shoes. Avoid dangling jewelry or loose clothing. Long hair must be tied back.



    **Class cancelled per Jeanne due to low enrollment. Registrant has been notified. 10/21 SK**


    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO102919JH
    • 0
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