Glass Arts Classes

    • Monday, October 04, 2021
    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL100421JW
    • 4
    Register

    Come on over to BARN after school for Youth Maker Mondays this fall! 

    After this class you will amaze your family and friends with your command of GLASS! Learn about the magic of stained glass using the copper foil technique to create pieces that sparkle in the sun. You will assemble two projects from several available patterns. Your choice of colored and textured glass will make for a very personal project. Prior to tackling your project, you will learn to hand cut clear glass, copper tape and then solder the shapes together into a 10-square design.

    By Day 2 you will be cutting curves and using a glass grinder to finish the shapes of your heart project for a better fit. By the end of the class you will have a good understanding of the copper foil technique for stained glass; how to cut glass in straight and curved lines with carbide glass cutters, how to use a diamond glass grinder, copper foil techniques to assemble glass pieces, tacking and soldering the fit pieces into a beautiful piece.

    You may also get to learn patina techniques to provide contrast and set off the colors of the glass. A border will be added to your last piece to further enhance the look and provide strength for hanging. Students that may have had previous glass cutting and stained-glass experience may choose a more complicated pattern with the instructor’s approval. The instructor’s focus is on your completion of a nice-looking project rather than the complexity of a project.

    The material fee covers all materials and equipment required for your project. BARN ensures safe practices and a safe environment for the students; any special considerations should be discussed beforehand. While working with soldering irons at high temperature, we request you wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing.

    Details:

    • Maker Mondays are for students ages 12-16.
    • To register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field. Be sure to put in the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with. 
    • This is a beginning level class. No experience in working with glass or wood is necessary. 
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and would notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund would be given.
    • If you have any questions, email jessh@bainbridgebarn.org
    • We request that students wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing. Closed-toe shoes are required.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • There is a materials fee of $30 included in the price of class. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


    Instructor: 

    Jim Washington comes to BARN with 35 years in vocational education settings. He has taught classes in cold, warm and hot glass, glass batching, ceramics, manufacturing, woodshop, and composites. His first love was the glass arts program in Central Kitsap which he built and ran for 12 years.


    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Studio, Class Code GL101421DB
    • 0
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    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:

    • This class is excellent for beginners ages 14 and up.
    • Instructions on how to collect and prepare your foliage before class will be in your registration confirmation and reminder emails.
    • There is a $45 materials fee included in the class tuition.
    • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • 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.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Overall BARN safety policies are here.


    Instructor:  Diane Bonciolini

    Diane Bonciolini, the "olini” of Mesolini Glass Studio, is a founding member of BARN, she & her husband Gregg Mesmer,  both recognized with the 2015 Island Treasure Award, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio.  They have been working professionally in the art glass industry for decades.  Their expertise incluldes various types of fabrication processes for creating stained glass, copper foil, fused glass, glass & concrete, as well as public art and teaching.

    Over the years they have worked on many  Public Art  projects such as Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, and others.  Many of their projects include school age students on the Island and beyond. 

    Diane's love of glass is her passion.   As a full-time glass artist  she grows with every project, she is proud to be founding member of BARN. 

    What best describes her career to this point is she has more ideas then time!

     

    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL102121DR
    • 5
    Register

    Days may be shortening, but there's always time to prepare your garden for the growing season - or create the perfect gift for your gardening friends. Fused Glass Garden Tiles is a super easy, skill building class where you will practice straight glass cutting for 4 small tiles. We will cover basic glass construction, and management of volume. Working with Opaque colors and pre-cuts makes this an easy project. We will also discuss other techniques and ideas for Garden tiles, as well as learn the sturdiest method for displaying this outdoors.

    You will cut and assemble your 4 tiles on October 21st, which will then be full fused. When you return on October 28th, we will decorate the tiles with pre-cut shapes and then the tiles will be tack fused. You can return to pick up finished work on a date & time to be determined with your instructor.

    Details:

    • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.

    Instructor Bio:

    Donna Rodger has been a member of the BARN glass studio since September 2017. Her first class was in creating Stained glass. She has worked with fused glass for the past 2 years.



    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • Sunday, October 24, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL102321CD
    • 0
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    Make a stunning 10” plate/platter using pebbles and geometric shapes. This is a Skills Building Project Class where you will practice straight glass cuts, learn to make pebbles and use kiln schedules to add details to your art pieces. This class is designed for beginners who would like to become more familiar with design elements, assembly steps and kiln options.

    On day 1, you will lay out your platter design, prepare your pebbles for firing, cut your glass and begin your assembly. On day 2, you will harvest your pebbles and complete your platter assembly which will first be contour fused and then slumped into a gentle swoop mold. Completed projects will be ready approximately 72 hours after day 2 and will be on display in the glass cabinet outside of the glass studio. Your platters may be picked up the following Saturday morning. The instructor will be available for project review and any questions.

    Class Dates: Saturday, October 23, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and Sunday, October 24 from 1-4pm. 
    Project review and pick-up: October 30th between 10-11am.


    Details:

    • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces.  



      • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
      • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL102721DB
      • 5
      Register

      This class has prerequisites. Please read before registering.

      The Glass Studio is offering a mentored studio for those who want to complete projects they previously started in Stained Glass & Copper Foil classes. These two ‘Finisher’ sessions are meant to catch you up with what you missed. The class is for past students of BARN’s A-Z of Stained Glass & Copper Foil classes who were not able to finish their projects on their own. This class will give you that extra time needed to refresh & learn the steps you missed with the professional guidance of Diane Bonciolini of Mesolini Glass Studio.

      Let us know if you are working with stained glass or copper foil when you register by choosing the appropriate registration type.

      The class includes all materials you need to finish, with time to catch up and finish your project at no charge for materials, because you have already paid for them. Bring your project, project board, enthusiasm and let’s get started!

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: A completed A-Z of Stained Glass or A-Z Copper Foil class. This is not a class to learn these techniques. Please check your BARN account under "Events" to ensure you have completed one of the two classes above before 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.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Covid-19 vaccine and masks are required. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.


      Diane Bonciolini, the "olini” of Mesolini Glass Studio, is a founding member of BARN, she & her husband Gregg Mesmer,  both recognized with the 2015 Island Treasure Award, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio.  They have been working professionally in the art glass industry for decades.  Their expertise incluldes various types of fabrication processes for creating stained glass, copper foil, fused glass, glass & concrete, as well as public art and teaching.

      Over the years they have worked on many  Public Art  projects such as Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, and others.  Many of their projects include school age students on the Island and beyond. 

      Diane's love of glass is her passion.   As a full-time glass artist  she grows with every project, she is proud to be founding member of BARN. 

      What best describes her career to this point is she has more ideas then time!

      • Monday, November 01, 2021
      • Monday, November 15, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL110121JW
      • 6
      Register

      Come on over to BARN after school for Youth Maker Mondays this fall! 

      After this class you will amaze your family and friends with your command of GLASS! Learn about the magic of stained glass using the copper foil technique to create pieces that sparkle in the sun. You will assemble two projects from several available patterns. Your choice of colored and textured glass will make for a very personal project. Prior to tackling your project, you will learn to hand cut clear glass, copper tape and then solder the shapes together into a 10-square design.

      By Day 2 you will be cutting curves and using a glass grinder to finish the shapes of your heart project for a better fit. By the end of the class you will have a good understanding of the copper foil technique for stained glass; how to cut glass in straight and curved lines with carbide glass cutters, how to use a diamond glass grinder, copper foil techniques to assemble glass pieces, tacking and soldering the fit pieces into a beautiful piece.

      You may also get to learn patina techniques to provide contrast and set off the colors of the glass. A border will be added to your last piece to further enhance the look and provide strength for hanging. Students that may have had previous glass cutting and stained-glass experience may choose a more complicated pattern with the instructor’s approval. The instructor’s focus is on your completion of a nice-looking project rather than the complexity of a project.

      The material fee covers all materials and equipment required for your project. BARN ensures safe practices and a safe environment for the students; any special considerations should be discussed beforehand. While working with soldering irons at high temperature, we request you wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing.

      Details:

      • Maker Mondays are for students ages 12-16.
      • To register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field. Be sure to put in the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with. 
      • This is a beginning level class. No experience in working with glass or wood is necessary. 
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and would notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund would be given.
      • If you have any questions, email jessh@bainbridgebarn.org
      • We request that students wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing. Closed-toe shoes are required.
      • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here.
      • There is a materials fee of $30 included in the price of class. 
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


      Instructor: 

      Jim Washington comes to BARN with 35 years in vocational education settings. He has taught classes in cold, warm and hot glass, glass batching, ceramics, manufacturing, woodshop, and composites. His first love was the glass arts program in Central Kitsap which he built and ran for 12 years.


      • Saturday, November 06, 2021
      • Sunday, November 07, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL110621DT
      • 7
      Register

      Create a beautiful mosaic panel as you are introduced to the basics of creating and grouting indoor mosaics out of vitreous glass tiles and/or stained glass scraps or small glass gems. We will discuss materials, design, cutting, setting on a base, grouting as well as the difference between indoor versus outdoor mosaics.

      Students take home a completed 12" x 12" flat panel piece using glass elements they have chosen which may be used as a trivet or hung on a wall. No tools are required by students. Students may bring their own small glass elements for possible inclusion in their piece. 

      The Glass studio provides tools, glasses, gloves, and dust masks for personal safety.

      Details:

      • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
      • There is a materials fee of $10 included in your tuition. The material fee covers the panel, adhesive, vitreous tiles, stained glass scrap, glass gems, hanging hooks, grout and colorants.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
      • Tuition assistance is available. To fill out our simple form, please click here to apply.


      Instructor Bio:

      Darcy Thompson has taught mosaic classes for the Schack Arts Center in Everett, Bassetti Gardens in Woodinville as well as private classes. She has been a working artist for over 20 years and shows her work at a variety West Coast art shows including the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour as well as in various galleries. She is entirely self taught and loves to teach the varied steps in the process of re-purposing cracked or broken plates into fun and colorful mosaics for the home and garden. You can read about her Artcycled Mosaics by clicking here.


      • Saturday, December 04, 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL120421DR
      • 6
      Register

      This Fused Glass Snowflake class will have you successfully creating a 7 inch X 7 inch ornament ready for your tree or gift giving in plenty of time for for the holidays! You will sharpen your glass cutting skills and then use a pattern of stacking to create a beautiful keepsake. There will be plenty of glass colors to choose from to customize your ornament. A silver colored fiber ornament hanger is included. You will go home with a pattern and detailed instructions so that you can create more of these on your own.

      You will cut and assemble your piece on Saturday, December 4. Your fused glass creation will be available for pickup by Tuesday, December 6.


      Details:

      • There is a $17 materials fee included in the price of tuition.
      • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.

      Instructor Bio:

      Donna Rodger has been a member of the BARN glass studio since September 2017. Her first class was in creating Stained glass. She has worked with fused glass for the past 2 years.



      • Saturday, December 11, 2021
      • Sunday, December 12, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL121121CD
      • 0
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      Make your favorite cereal, soup or pasta bowl while learning to cut and work with circles. This is a Skills Building Project Class designed for beginners who would like to learn:

      • cutting circles working with circular designs
      • using additional elements such as stringers
      • noodles and pebbles using basic wet working tools (grinders, ring saws) to enhance or correct glass cuts
      • using kiln firing schedule options to enhance your designs

      On day 1 we will:

      • Review straight cuts and learn to cut circles
      • work with grinders and ring saws introduce design elements (stringers, noodles, pebbles)
      • discuss mold choice
      • design options/issues with circles
      • construct and assemble bowl circles for full or contour fusing
      • work w/kiln firing forms
      • kiln paper, mold preparation (kiln wash)

      On day 2 we will:

      • Review fused circles
      • review slump firing
      • clean up circles as needed
      • set up slump firing review
      • any final questions

      Project Review/Pickup: Wednesday, December 15th, 6-7pm (or arranged as needed).

      Details:

      • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Instructor Bio:

      Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces

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