Glass Arts Classes

    • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL091218GM
    • 0
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    Learn to create a stained glass window in this five session class for all levels of experience.

    Bainbridge glass artist Gregg Mesmer, from Mesolini Glass Studio will guide you through the step-by-step process of building a stained glass window measuring approximately 20" x 20". You will learn contemporary, innovative, and efficient methods to create this art piece, methods that he has honed over his 40 years as a glass artist. 


    You will learn or expand your glass cutting skills, with tips from a pro.

    Students will also learn studio safety & protocol, required to use the BARN Glass Studio.

    There is an additional materials fee of $75 that will be added to the cost of class when you register. The materials fee will cover everything from glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, to miscellaneous other supplies. Students are encouraged to use glass from the glass studio however, you can buy or bring your own.

    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!

    INSTRUCTOR:
    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.

    • Friday, September 21, 2018
    • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL092118DB+
    • 4
    Register
    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 that will be added to the cost of class when you register.

    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 & Kendra Harrington

    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.

    Kendra Harrington discovered a love for fused glass after joining BARN in 2015, and never looked back.  She enjoys learning new techniques

     and experimenting with the combination of glass and other materials.

    For more information: glass.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL092518JS
    • 12
    Register

    To kick off our new Design Series, you are invited to enjoy an afternoon with Julie Shryock who will be demonstrating how you can experiment with color to create dynamic striping sequences in your future glass projects!  Participants will briefly ponder a 13th century mathematical question (see below). After this talk and demonstration you will be able to create stripes that POP!  

    Bring colored pencils or crayons plus a pencil and eraser. 

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

    The Monitored Glass Arts Open Studio held Thursday, September 27th, and Saturday the 29th is Tobi S. Then on Monday, October 1 and Thursday, October 4, Anne M. will be monitor (their work is pictured here). They will be on hand to guide you through your own Fibonacci glass art project. Please note that the Monitored Open Studio is not a class with formal direction. It is intended for those intermediate glass arts students who would like additional guidance while they work on their projects. 


    Fun Math Tease:  A certain man put a pair of rabbits in a place surrounded on all sides by a wall.  How many pairs of rabbits can be produced from that pair in a year if it is supposed that every month each pair begets a new pair which from the second month on becomes productive?”  ~Leonardo Pisano, known as Fibonacci (son of Bonacci), Italy, 1202

    Suggested preparation:  Google: Fibonacci.




    Instructor:  Julie Shryock

    In Julie's own words she describes herself:

     "I’ve always been a creator, my mantra is “there’s gotta be a way…. I can figure this out”.  Not focusing on the perfect, I pursue the fun, the useful, the found materials."  






    Reviewed 8-29/tt

    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL092518CS
    • 0
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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-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.

    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO092918MG
    • 15
    Register

    The first step in designing and making any object is translating the idea into a two-dimensional plan, and that starts with a drawing. In this class, you will learn how to add shading to sketches so that they look more realistic and allow you to see different layers and angles of your design.

    This class is for beginners and people who want to revisit their drawing skills. While offered through the Woodworking Studio, this class will be useful to you whatever your discipline.  

    Details:
    • Open to anyone 14 or older.
    • A materials fee of $10 to cover paper, pencil, pencil sharpener and eraser will be added when you register and pay.

    Instructor: Michael Gunderson - Michael moved to Bainbridge after a thirty-plus year career in California Public education.  His degree is in the arts and has taught classes in art, jewelry, ceramics and the trades, as well as serving as an activities and athletic director.  He has always found a great pleasure in communicating with young people.

    He thinks of himself as a person who solves visual problems.  He proposes a situation and looks to openly create a visual answer, whether it be paint, wood or combinations of media. He is not political in his work - not even angry. He's looking for the fun and the whacky.

    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • Sunday, October 21, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio GL101318MP
    • 5
    Register

    This is an intensive 4 session class to learn about some of the wonderful options for working with glass powders. In this class students will be guided through some ways of working with powders to create visually complex and layered 4x4 samples. 

    Design concepts will be discussed, as well as how to work with color.  No previous experience with glass is necessary, but knowing about how to cut glass will be helpful. 

    Students will receive all supplies necessary to work with the glass.  Please bring an x-acto knife and blades, a small cutting mat, a small sharpie, a few manila folders (these can be used ones) and any stencils they already have. 

    • It is mandatory to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the studio. Please tie back long hair.
    • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!
    • There is an additional materials fee of $58 that will be added to the total class cost when you register.


    Instructor: Martha Pfanschmidt 

    Martha Pfanschmidt has been working as a professional artist since joining a printmaking studio in 1982. She has taught at university and privately for 30 years. Her love of art and of creating beautiful objects has inspired her to explore a variety of media, but currently she works in printmaking, encaustic painting and kiln glass. Her work is in many private and public collections, and has been shown all over the world. She is represented by Bullseye Projects in Portland, Oregon, Davidson Gallery in Seattle, Washington and Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL10131818CS
    • 7
    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.

    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL101618DB
    • 6
    Register
    Pattern Bar technique is yet another possibility that brings unique design elements to your glass practice. It is best described as a stacked multicolored glass bar that when sliced, arranged & fired can create stunning patterns. Sometimes referred to as a 'segment slab' it is composed of sheet glass strips that are tack-fused together, cut into parts, and fired within a containment system until the glass flows and forms an internal pattern.

    Session 1 of this project-based lesson you will learn to create pattern bars that will then be kiln fired.

    In Session 2 you will use the studio's wet saw to cut your fired bars into cross-sectional pieces and arrange them within a containment system. However you arrange them, your outcome will be a fascinating.

    In Session 3 you will cold work your finished piece readying it for fire polishing.  The result will be a finished disc for serving or who knows! Where you take it after that is up to you!

    A Materials Fee of $50 will be added to the class cost when you register.

    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.

    Reviewed 8-20/tt

    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL101718CD+
    • 6
    Register

    The BARN Glass Studio Kiln Use class includes 1 class session and 1 week of kiln monitoring with a mentor (dates to be arranged at the end of the class). The class provides an overview of kiln use and training on the BARN Glass Studio Paragon kilns. Successful completion of the class and mentoring will allow BARN Glass Studio members access to the kiln reservation system for independent use as well as kiln monitoring for the studio for the Paragon GL24, CS26 and Pearl 4428 kilns.

    Class Pre-requisite:  A-Z of Fused Glass and BARN Glass Studio member.

    Instructor Bio:
    Constance Ducar is relatively new to fusing glass and is a member o 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.  

    Kendra Harrington discovered a love for fused glass after joining BARN in 2015, and never looked back.  She enjoys learning new techniques
     and experimenting with the combination of glass and other materials.

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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.


    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Great Room Reservation
    • 99
    Register

    Please join us on Wednesday, October 17th* for a special seminar on charitable planned giving. This event is open to the public. (*This event has been rescheduled from its original 9-12 date). 

    Planned giving can do two things, lower taxes and trade a gift for income. It is sometimes referred to as gift planning or legacy giving. Some planned gifts provide life-long income to donor. Other gift plans use estate and tax planning to provide for charity and heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate.  

    Planned giving allows for a donor to have a more meaningful impact with their gifts and potentially reduce unnecessary taxes.

    Topics to be discussed include:

    • The opportunity of charitable IRA distributions
    • How the new 2018 tax law makes PLANNED GIVING more powerful
    • Gifts of appreciated assets
    • Income from gifts of appreciated assets
    • The new power of bunching charitable deductions

    Speaker bio: Mark McComsey

    Chief Investment Officer; Chief Executive Officer for Illumine Investment Management. 
    Prior to co-founding Illumine IM, Mark was the Co-Founder and Managing Director of McComsey Asset Management, a Large Cap Growth RIA where he served as its Chief Investment Officer.
    Mark began his finance career at Merrill Lynch as investment advisor and worked on independent earnings estimate revision studies that formed the basis for his investment process. Mark’s investment approach begins with a focus on earnings revisions and belief that accurate analysts provide a powerful edge in validation of growth as well as recognizing deterioration early.  
    • Monday, October 29, 2018
    • Monday, November 05, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL10291818CS
    • 8
    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.

    • Thursday, November 01, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL11018CD+
    • 6
    Register

    The BARN Glass Studio Kiln Use class includes 1 class session and 1 week of kiln monitoring with a mentor (dates to be arranged at the end of the class). The class provides an overview of kiln use and training on the BARN Glass Studio Paragon kilns. Successful completion of the class and mentoring will allow BARN Glass Studio members access to the kiln reservation system for independent use as well as kiln monitoring for the studio for the Paragon GL24, CS26 and Pearl 4428 kilns.

    Class Pre-requisite:  A-Z of Fused Glass and BARN Glass Studio member.

    Instructor Bio:
    Constance Ducar is relatively new to fusing glass and is a member o 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.  

    Kendra Harrington discovered a love for fused glass after joining BARN in 2015, and never looked back.  She enjoys learning new techniques
     and experimenting with the combination of glass and other materials.

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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.


    • Friday, November 02, 2018
    • Sunday, November 04, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL110218DB+
    • 4
    Register
    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 that will be added to the cost of class when you register.

    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

    • Friday, November 09, 2018
    • Friday, November 16, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL11091818CS
    • 8
    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.

    • Saturday, November 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN wide event

    BARN Bazaar 


    Join our BARN Artisans in a show and sell event. 


    More info to come soon!

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