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Good fiction, good discussion, good people! The BARN Book Group 4 Writers meets monthly, the second Thursday of the month, from 6:30 – 8 PM in the Writers Studio. Join us on October 11 to discuss All the Light We Cannot Seeby Anthony Doerr. Here are titles we’re looking forward to reading:
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Runaway by Alice Munro (collection of short stories)
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
For more info, email Jenn Hager at email@example.com Members and non-members welcome! Be sure to register.
This group is free to members and for non-members only $10 for all sessions from October 2018 through January 2019.
Printmaking: Fob Open Studio will be a regular Monday feature. This is un-monitored, dedicated time when BARN members with printmaking studio fob access can be sure there is no other class in session, and can make plans to print together in the studio. (Technically, Open Studio in the print studio is whenever there is not a class in session. Check both the Print and Book Arts calendars; if there is no class for either of these studios, you are welcome to come in and work.) But Mondays are a reliable time to work on your own projects that do not require further instruction, no need to check the calendar. Up to 10 print studio members can work at one time. If there is high demand, we will begin having formal online registration for this time period. Until then, you can just show up.
Word War is a weekly sprint writing meet-up, where participants will be timed for four twenty-five minute intervals, writing as many words as they can for as long as the timer is running, with short breaks in between. Word counts will be recorded, and we'll turn dedicated, focused time and light-hearted competition into two of the most productive hours of our week!
There will be no sharing or critique, only fast-paced, supportive-but-competitive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript.
This group is free for members and only $20 for non-members from August through December.
Organizer: Amelia Ramsey is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she studied modern Southern literature and an indie-published author of dozens of steamy romantic shorts, novellas, and novels. She writes and publishes on Amazon under two pseudonyms she's too embarrassed to share with anyone. She's currently working on her first non-romantic
If you are a BARN member who is interested in joining, contact Amelia at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a great opportunity for you to continue working on your projects. Ongoing students may work on a project together or work independently. This is an intermediate to advanced level class where students need to be able to solder on their own.
This is a 4 sessions class held on Tuesdays for the month of September.
An additional materials fee of $20 will be added to the class price when you register.
Instructor Bio:Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
Contact Jane Martin: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
From a single piece of wood, carve a pair of pliers with handles and jaws that actually move. Or carve a ball that's inside a cage with openings so small that your friends will wonder how you squeezed the ball inside. Or make a chain with links of solid wood — just how is that done?
In this three-session class, you'll learn tricky carving techniques like these from master carver Jeff Iller. This class is open to hose who already have some carving experience. BARN offers Beginning Carving classes every other month, and Iller is also happy to help you learn at the weekly meetings of the North Kitsap Woodcarver's Guild, which meets from 6 to 9 pm. each Thursday at the Sons of Norway Hall, 18891 Front St. NE in Poulsbo.
Instructor: As a third-generation woodworker, Jeff Iller learned about woodworking tools and knives early on. By high school, he was winning ribbons with his wood carvings at his hometown fair. Around 1996 Jeff found room for a shop and he has carved ever since. He’ll carve most anything, but prefers to innovate with the working tools to carve multiple parts inside one piece of wood and to make physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carvings on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.
Iller says he was taught early on that he could make anything from wood. He is still trying to prove that statement wrong.
This 2 session morning class is designed for the curious new metal artist. The first day you will start off learning the basics and by the end of the second day you will have made your very own customized pair of earrings.
A perfect gift for a special someone or yourself ;-)
There is an additional $15 material fee that covers the costs of the first project. This material fee will be added to the class tuition when you register.
Member: $54 + $15 material fee = Total: $69
Non-Member: $65 + $15 Material Fee = Total: $80
Beginner to all levels of experience welcome. Ages 14 and up.
Students may purchase additional metals and sterling silver during class for additional projects.
Instructor Bio:Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. A proud alumna and self proclaimed class addict at BARN. With a background in ceramics and sculpting Sarah started her journey into metal arts with studio lead Jane Martin back at Yeolmalt Cabin.
Sarah Jones is on the BARN Jewelry/Fine Metal Arts steering committee and runs the open studio program.
Sarah sells her art to private collectors and her work can be viewed on Instagram @SarahJonesJewelry.
Learn to create a stained glass window in this five session class for all levels of experience.
NOTE: In order to use Open Studio time for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting, window construction, grinder use, work space prep, and clean up. This course will address those competencies.
Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times!
Gregg Mesmer, of Mesolini Glass Studio. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both recognized with the 2015 Island Treasure Award, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio. They have been cutting glass professionally for decades. Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication; all aspects of creating stained glass art; and leading, soldering and glazing of stained glass windows. Over the years, they have worked on many community projects. Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.
The Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio is designed for members. Before attending one of these sessions, be sure you are a BARN member and have obtained your fob for entry into BARN.
Then, at this orientation session with Amelia Ramsey, she will give you the information you need to have fob access into the Writers' Studio. Please contact Amelia by clicking here to set up a time convenient for both of you to meet.
Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this four-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:
Instructor: Todd Butler, assisted by Dick Culp. Both grew up in woodworking families and have studied hand tool use at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Todd is a furniture-maker through his part-time business, The Butler Did It, and uses hand tools regularly. Dick is on the board of directors at the Port Townsend school and has taught hand tool classes at BARN.
Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts.
The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.
This is a free event for members. For non-members, it's $20. Bring cash or check. Or purchase a punch card at BARN or from our website under the tab "About BARN." No need to register. Just drop by!
Instructor: Ted Newman studied woodworking and assisted in classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He is active in BARN's woodworker group and volunteers as a safety monitor.
*This class was originally scheduled for Sept. 11th but has been moved to Tuesday, September 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
Lace knitting is all about making strategically placed decreases and holes (yarn-overs) in your knitting to create beautiful, intricate, flowing designs that look much harder to make than they really are.
Come to the Fiber Studio on Tuesday late afternoon, the 18th and 25th, in September for no stress hands-on sessions where you will become familiar with common lace knitting techniques and make a knitted lace bookmark (or scarf). This drop-in session is for new knitters or more experienced knitters wanting to expand their range of techniques. You should be confident with basic knitting skills.
Students Should Bring: - Bring yarn and needles two sizes larger than what is called for with that yarn: around 50 yards of fingering weight yarn to make a bookmark; or 200+ yards of worsted weight yarn to make a scarf.
(We encourage students to go to Churchmouse, our local Bainbridge Island yarn store, for material supplies.)
There is an additional Materials Fee of $5. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to the first session.
Class handouts will be provided.
Terry Winer is a long-time knitter, spinner, 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, spinning or knitting with her fellow BARN members in the Fiber Arts Studio.
This class is a benefit for BARN members only.
Learn how to use the Media studio to make simple audio recordings. Upon completion, you will be qualified to use the studio recording equipment. In addition, you will be granted FOB access, have access to the Google calendar to reserve studio time, have access to Google Drive storage for sharing your work with yourself at home, and will be given instructions on how to maintain an orderly studio so that others will not be confused or disoriented. A brief introduction to equipment that may be used outside of the studio will also be given.
Note: Onboarding training is a requirement for unsupervised use of the Studio.
Please register as class is limited to 3 students.
Contact: Chris Walker at Media.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
Please note: This series of classes is a special interest group offering only for students and mentors participating in the Spartronics Robotics Program at Bainbridge High School. A code is required for registration.
In this class students will learn fabrication techniques by making the parts needed to complete a Stirling Cycle Engine from a kit. The machine tools used will include the lathe, milling machine, and drill press.
Each session is limited to 4 student participants and 2 mentors. The class fee is $10/session with each session running 2 hours.
Sessions will be on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. We anticipate there will be at least 10 sessions required to finish this project. Students are encouraged to sign up for as many sessions as they can and to sign up at least 2 weeks in advance. If the project finishes sooner there will be refunds given.
If you have any questions, please contact Julie Leung, Program Coordinator at Julie@BainbridgeBARN.org or 206-842-4475 x 221.
Spartronics students can direct questions to Kenneth.
Stan Stumbo, Jerry Erickson, Peter Moseley, Chris Stanley
Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop.
The September classes for Learning Manufacturing Techniques for Robotics include the following dates:
Sunday September 2
Tuesday September 4
Sunday September 9
Tuesday September 11
Sunday September 16
Tuesday September 18
Sunday September 23
Tuesday September 25
Sunday September 30
Looking to become involved in the Kitchen Arts Studio?
Whether you would like to volunteer, teach, or rent the kitchen for personal use, you are invited to attend a Kitchen Studio orientation!
Orientation is free, but registration is required so we know how many attendees to expect.
Orientations will be held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, at 10:00 am.
There are also evening classes available. Please see our calendar to register for the evening session.
Introduction to Welding Studio Power Tools (Free)
Students will familiarize themselves with the use of power tools in the Welding Studio. Tools that will be covered are the chop 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 Class.
The Fabrication and Project Classes and Assisted 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. Contact the Studio Lead if you have questions.
This is a Welding Assisted Studio for members and non-members to work on personal projects. Assisted studios have a $15 fee for Members and $25 for Non-members. This class is for those that have had MIG 1, 2, or 3 OR previous welding OR plasma cutting experience. A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment, welding techniques, and fabrication. (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.)
Registration is required.
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.
An additional materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel (or an 18" x 18" sheet for plasma cutting), filler wire, gas, and consumables will be added to the class price when you register.
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.
If only one student has registered 48 hours before the open studio time, the assisted studio will be cancelled.
Teacher/Monitor: Henry Sharpe
Contact Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe, (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)
In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.
Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.
Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.
Peter Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
Orientation is free, but registration is required so we know how many attendees to expect. If there are no registrants, the class will be cancelled.
Orientations will be held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 PM.
There are also morning classes available. Please see our calendar to register for the morning session.
Do you have beach glass that you have saved for years? Join us in the Jewelry Studio and make it into jewelry. We will wire wrap or grind holes in some, and set some in sheet sterling silver. You will learn to saw metal, use jeweler's pliers, and solder. This is a beginning level class.
Bring your beach glass treasures as well as ceramic shards to the first class. Also bring glasses so that you can see details 10 inches in front of your nose. The studio has reading glasses to lend.
There will be a Materials Fee of $20 added to the class cost when you register.
Bring a bag lunch if you would like. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.
Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. She is the Jewelry Department studio lead and her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle.
Form a rectangular metal container suitable for a box, loaf pan or a planter in this introductory sheet metal class.
You will learn to cut and bend sheet metal using a jump shear and a brake.
No prior sheet metal experience is required, although it will be helpful to have taken the free Sheet Metal Safety Class. This class will include a safety briefing.
Instructor: Chris Stanley: Model Maker, Educator, Artist. Chris spent the last 18 years teaching it all in the industrial design program at The Art Institute of Seattle.
Contact Instructor with any questions: Chris Stanley at email@example.com or Henry Sharpe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us in our afternoon 'Book of the Month' Club held the third Thursday of the month. Sometimes called the traditional name Asa-No-Ha Toji (Hemp Leaf Binding), Japanese stab bound books are a beautiful way to bind single sheets together to make a book form.
This month we will decorate a box and fill it with sampler stitch patterns and templates. You'll go home with a handsome box filled with stitch designs and the skills to make many more templates, and endless stitch designs.
A Materials fee of $10 will be added when you register.
These classes are taught by a variety of instructors, and you can expect great ideas, excellent teaching and experience.
This class is being offered by MJ Linford.
This class series is also being offered in the evenings on the first Tuesday of the month. Please see the Book Arts Studio Calendar.
This class will qualify you to use Fiber Arts Studio sewing machines in workshops that have this class as a prerequisite. This class will also qualify BARN members to use the sewing machines in the Studio for independent sewing projects.
Get acquainted with the features and functions of the Studio sewing machines. This class will teach you how to:
Our monthly meet ups are a time to gather community, meet a special guest, and learn a hands on kitchen skill. This month we are featuring a talk by Briley Proctor on: The Vanishing Tradition of Appalachian Salt-Rising Bread.