BARN Classes

    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR082118AR+
    • 7
    Register

    Word Sprint is a weekly time to write in the company of others. We write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. We'll turn dedicated, focused time into two of the most productive hours of our week! 

    There will be no sharing or critique, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. 

    This group is free for members and only $10 for non-members from September through December.

    Organizer: Genevieve Douglass Persen is a composer and writer.




    • Thursday, October 04, 2018
    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 17 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio

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

    The current session is underway. 

    For more info about joining the fall sessions or future sessions, contact Julie Leung 206-842-4475 x 221 or julie@bainbridgebarn.org

    General Info About Girls Who Code

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

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

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

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

    Skill Level: All. There are zero prerequisites.

    Ages: Grades 6 - 12

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

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

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    • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Writers' Studio, BARN, Class Code--WR091318JH+
    • 3
    Register

    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 jhager.editor@gmail.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. 

    • Sunday, December 02, 2018
    • Sunday, January 27, 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

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

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

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

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

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio
    Register

    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.

    • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    • Friday, December 21, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL121918DB+
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    BARN's three-session A-Z of Fused Glass for all levels, is a must for glass artists who want to work independently in the BARN Glass Studio. In each session, students will be be introduced to fused glass basics, studio safety, vocabulary, products, compatibility, glass cutting, tools, equipment, slumping molds, how to use the BARN studio, and kiln use and care.


    At the completion of the class, participants will leave with
    glass 'samplers' and two completed fused glass projects.

    NOTE:  In order to use Open Studio Access or Monitored Open Studio for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting, grinder use, mold prep, and kiln use.  This mandatory course will address those competencies. Due to the idiosyncrasies of the glass studio and our teaching methods & logistics this class is for seasoned artists as well.

    There is an additional materials fee of $85.

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


    Instructors: Diane Bonciolini & Constance Ducar

    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.

    Constance Ducar is relatively new to fusing glass and is a member of the Glass Art Studio Steering Committee.  She is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass.  She is also active in the Fiber Arts Studio.  

    For more information: glass.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121918JD
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in 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 Sande
    • Edge sander
    • Laguna wide-belt 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: Joe Dunstan has been a woodworker for 20 years and has built his own house.  He manages the safety monitor program for the shop.

    • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio
    Register

    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. 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.

    • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Shop, Class Code: SH121918CS
    • 2
    Register

    Having your own tin cup is an indispensable accessory for back packing overnights, late night poker games or cosplaying an under world character.

    In this class you will make your own tin cup or pencil jar learning how to work with the jump shear and aviation shears to cut the metal. Then the break and roller to bend and form the material. Finally we will use silicone seal and a spot welder to seal and assemble our projects. 

    You will make either a cup with a handle or a cylindrical container (pencil jar).

    This is our most basic and shortest sheet metal class. A great introduction for beginning tinsmiths. 

    A materials fee of $10 will be added to the invoice when you register.


    Instructor: Chris Stanley  Although Chris has not spent time in the state penitentiary. He’d does find his tin cup handy for a variety of uses. He is a professional model maker, educator and inventor. He has a wealth of information he loves to share.


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


    • Thursday, December 20, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN, Book Arts Studio, Class Code BO122018
    • 10
    Register

    Come bring your work and join others of like mind while we make books, do letterpress and use the equipment.  This is an independent work time, and limited supplies are available at cost. 

    Please register so we know how many will be coming. This is free for Members.

    Guest price is $20.

    • Thursday, December 20, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals
    • 20
    Register

                                         

    We will be pulling apart binders to recycle from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Your help would be much appreciated!

    Registration is not required. Please drop on in!



    Contact: Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Thursday, December 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code BO122018SC
    • 6
    Register

    Are you giving (or hopefully getting) a special book for the holidays? It will become even more special with an elegant open-box slipcase that you have made yourself. Using the measurements of each boo, we will construct and cover these simple cases in an evening; they will protect and enhance the gift book for a lifetime.

    This class is suitable for beginners, but is open to all skill levels.


    Instructor:
    Susan M. Callan has been a devotee of Book Arts for over 25 years. From a wide variety of experiences over the years, she has found the most joy in sharing what she has learned with others, as well as seeing new book artists emerge with equal love for this fascinating field. B.I. teachers AND students are fortunate to have access to an organization like BARN, which places high value on sharing craft skills. 


    • Thursday, December 20, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 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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    • Friday, December 21, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio

    Beyond the speed and noise of power tools, there is a whole world of woodworking done with hand tools. Whether you’re a luthier, a wood carver, an inheritor of old hand tools or just generally interested in honing your hand woodworking skills or tools, you are invited to this weekly gathering in the bench room. Share tips, ask questions, get inspired.

    Details:

    • Free for members. $20 for non-members.
    • No experience necessary. Bring  in your planes, drills, chisels, and saws and make a little something, or work on your partially built guitar, or bring out BARN’s carving tools or your own and whittle away.
    • Chisels and plane blades need sharpening? Learn how.
    • Questions? Contact Doug using  this form or phone Matt at (206) 849-6584.

    NOTE: These sessions may need to be canceled occasionally. Check the woodworking calendar for any updates.


    • Friday, December 21, 2018
    • Friday, December 28, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL122118CS
    • 1
    Register

    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

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

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

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

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

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





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    • Saturday, December 22, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO122218MG
    • 23
    Register

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

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

    This class is free, but please register so we know how many to expect.

    • Saturday, December 22, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME122218PM+
    • 4
    Register

    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 Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. 

    Please register for each Saturday Open Studio you would like to attend so we know who is coming.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Contact:
    Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Saturday, December 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • ETA Studio Class Code: EL122218JB
    • 1
    Register

    We started a new series of hands-on electronics and soldering sessions we call "Build-Alongs."  You get a small electronics kit that you get to build during the session. It's yours to take home with you. 

    This session provides you with the kit, tools (soldering irons), materials (solder and a battery) as well as assistance building it.

    New to soldering? This is a fun, satisfying way to learn and get help. Semi-experienced or an electronics whiz? That works, too, because it's always fun to practice and make something new. You may even pick up a few tips along the way.

    December's selection is a light-up blinking Holiday tree.

    For this session, registration is limited to 5 participants so sign up early to secure your spot. This number will vary in the future depending on how many kits we can get.

    A materials fee of $15  to cover the cost of the kit.

    Skill Level: For all levels.  The studio monitor who built one of these reports that it's a little more challenging than he expected, but not hard. Something to keep in mind for younger participants.

    Ages: Ages 12+. Under 12 with an accompanying adult. One kit per registration. 

    Bio

    Build-Alongs will be led by a rotating cast of studio monitors. December's build-master is Jorge Barrios who nudges bytes for a living and is learning how to move atoms around. Be sure to check out his upcoming class Build a Mechanical Keyboard in January.

    Questions? Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org




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    • Wednesday, December 26, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122618JI
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Take a break from holiday hubbub and spend some time carving! This informal event is designed so you can bring guests and family along and spend a pleasurable afternoon exploring this craft and making something together.

    Master Carver Jeff Iller will have ideas and materials for simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently. Or you can bring a carving that you are working on and want help with.

    Iller will be in the shop four afternoons this week, Wednesday through Saturday. Each day is listed separately on the BARN calendar so you can sign up for one or more sessions, as you wish.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed. (An adult merely accompanying a child, but not carving, should register only the child.)
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • In addition to the registration fee, a $10 materials fee will cover wood and shop supplies. 

    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 he especially enjoys carving multiple parts inside a single piece of wood and making  physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carving 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.




    • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN, Book Arts Studio, Class Code BO122718
    • 10
    Register

    Come bring your work and join others of like mind while we make books, do letterpress and use the equipment.  This is an independent work time, and limited supplies are available at cost. 

    Please register so we know how many will be coming. This is free for Members.

    Guest price is $20.

    • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122718JI
    • 8
    Register

    Take a break from holiday hubbub and spend some time carving! This informal event is designed so you can bring guests and family along and spend a pleasurable afternoon exploring this craft and making something together.

    Master Carver Jeff Iller will have ideas and materials for simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently. Or you can bring a carving that you are working on and want help with.

    Iller will be in the shop four afternoons this week, Wednesday through Saturday. Each day is listed separately on the BARN calendar so you can sign up for one or more sessions, as you wish.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed. (An adult merely accompanying a child, but not carving, should register only the child.)
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • In addition to the registration fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies. Members: $18+10=$28. For Non-Members: $23+10=$33.

    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 he especially enjoys carving multiple parts inside a single piece of wood and making  physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carving 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.




    • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO122718MG
    • 25
    Register

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

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

    This class is free, but please register so we know how many to expect.

    • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: MA122718CS
    • 2
    Register

    In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a pretty and functional spinning top to take home.



     

    Instructor Bio: 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

    For questions please contact the instructor acstanley3@mac.com


    • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME122718HS
    • 0

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

    This is a 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 will be added to the cost of the class when you register.

    Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.


    • Friday, December 28, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122818JI
    • 8
    Register

    Take a break from holiday hubbub and spend some time carving! This informal event is designed so you can bring guests and family along and spend a pleasurable afternoon exploring this craft and making something together.

    Master Carver Jeff Iller will have ideas and materials for simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently. Or you can bring a carving that you are working on and want help with.

    Iller will be in the shop four afternoons this week, Wednesday through Saturday. Each day is listed separately on the BARN calendar so you can sign up for one or more sessions, as you wish.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed. (An adult merely accompanying a child, but not carving, should register only the child.)
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • In addition to the registration fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies. Members: $18+10=$28. For Non-Members: $23+10=$33.

    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 he especially enjoys carving multiple parts inside a single piece of wood and making  physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carving 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.




    • Friday, December 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodworking Studio

    * These sessions have a prerequisite. Please see below.

    Beyond the speed and noise of power tools, there is a whole world of woodworking done with hand tools. Whether you’re a luthier, a wood carver, an inheritor of old hand tools or just generally interested in honing your hand woodworking skills or tools, you are invited to this weekly gathering in the bench room. Share tips, ask questions, get inspired.

    Details:

    • To attend these sessions, you must first have attended our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the calendar for dates and times.
    • Free for members. $20 for non-members.
    • No experience necessary. Bring  in your planes, drills, chisels, and saws and make a little something, or work on your partially built guitar, or bring out BARN’s carving tools or your own and whittle away.
    • Chisels and plane blades need sharpening? Learn how.
    • Questions? Contact Doug using  this form or phone Matt at (206) 849-6584.

    NOTE: These sessions may need to be canceled occasionally. Check the woodworking calendar for any updates.


    • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME122918PM+
    • 5
    Register

    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 Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. 

    Please register for each Saturday Open Studio you would like to attend so we know who is coming.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Contact:
    Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI, Class Code: WE122918JL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Traditional Knife-Making: Use a forge to heat pieces of steel red hot and hammer them into the shape and edge of a knife. Repeat, again and again. Temper and quench. Then grind a final edge. You have a hand made knife to fit with a handle.

    The knife-making class serves as an introduction to basic blacksmithing. The traditional knife-making class is a three and a half hour hands-on class culminating in completion of a hand made knife.

    The class covers:

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

    Class Goals:

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

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

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    Details:

    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes of either leather or cotton.  Athletic or synthetic shoes and stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Age 14 and up
    • Class size is 4 people providing good mentoring.
    • If fewer than 2 people register less than 3 days before the start of class, the class will be cancelled.

    Instructor: 

    Jeremy Loerch is a successful small business owner of Monkey Wrench Fabrication studio, focused on original pieces made from all types of metal. Expertise includes teaching and curriculum development for youth, as well as adult programming. Contact: jeremy_loerch@hotmail.com or (206) 992-8509

    Further Contact:

    Henry Sharpe, BARN Welding Studio Lead, henrysharpe@gmail.com or (206) 708-0561



    • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122918JI
    • 10
    Register

    Take a break from holiday hubbub and spend some time carving! This informal event is designed so you can bring guests and family along and spend a pleasurable afternoon exploring this craft and making something together.

    Master Carver Jeff Iller will have ideas and materials for simple projects that even beginners can make. He'll guide you in how to carve safely and efficiently. Or you can bring a carving that you are working on and want help with.

    Iller will be in the shop four afternoons this week, Wednesday through Saturday. Each day is listed separately on the BARN calendar so you can sign up for one or more sessions, as you wish.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them. No prior experience is needed. (An adult merely accompanying a child, but not carving, should register only the child.)
    • BARN has carving tools to share, but bring your own if you have them.
    • In addition to the registration fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies. Members: $18+10=$28. For Non-Members: $23+10=$33.

    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 he especially enjoys carving multiple parts inside a single piece of wood and making  physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carving 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.




    • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE122918HS
    • 2
    Register

    *This assisted studio has prerequisites. Please see below.

    This is a Welding Assisted Studio for members and non-members to work on personal projects.

    *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 in MIG or TIG. (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    This is a shared use of the studio with Sheet Metal.

    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.
    • An additional materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel, 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. 

    Teacher/Monitor:  Henry Sharpe  Henry is an amateur welder and active the the Metal Fabrication Group at BARN.  He is the studio lead for welding.

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


    Submitted 9-16/Reviewed 9-19/tt

    • Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS010219PM+
    • 5
    Register

    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. 

    Please register for each Wednesday's Open Studio you would like to attend so we know who is coming.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Contact:
    Peter Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Thursday, January 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO010319MG
    • 25
    Register

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

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

    This class is free, but please register so we know how many to expect.

    • Thursday, January 03, 2019
    • Thursday, March 28, 2019
    • 13 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR032819AR+
    • 11
    Register

    Word Sprint is a weekly time to write in the company of others. We write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. We'll turn dedicated, focused time into two of the most productive hours of our week! 

    There will be no sharing or critique, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. 

    This group is free for members and only $25 for non-members from January through March.

    Organizer: Genevieve Douglass Persen is a composer and writer.




    • Thursday, January 03, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN, Book Arts Studio, Class Code BO010319
    • 9
    Register

    Come bring your work and join others of like mind while we make books, do letterpress and use the equipment.  This is an independent work time, and limited supplies are available at cost. 

    Please register so we know how many will be coming. This is free for Members.

    Guest price is $20.

    • Thursday, January 03, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 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

    AW

    • Thursday, January 03, 2019
    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code MA010318CS
    • 1
    Register

    In this 2 session class you will learn how to safely use the Vertical Milling Machine. The Mill is one of the most useful machines for making simple to complex parts out of metal or plastic. We will cover work holding, cutters, the rotary table, and how to deal with different materials. 

    After completion of the class you will be able to make that part that they just don’t have at the hardware store. You will leave the class with a coaster or other useful item that you have made.

    Additional Materials Fee of $10 for plastic and metal used during class will be added to the tuition and then totaled when you register.

    Instructor Bio: 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

    For questions please contact the instructor acstanley3@mac.com