Glass Arts Classes

    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL120421DR
    • 0
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    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 learn 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:

    • No experience necessary. Open to all levels.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

    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.



    • Sunday, December 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL120521MB
    • 0
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    Take your glass bead-making to the next level! Dots are delightful, but dots can be daunting. This class is full of tips and tricks to increase your dot confidence. Mandrel size, dipping method, and glass color choice - all matter. You will learn how to manage various styles of dots and their placement. And if the bead itself is not enough bling, you will learn how to use reduction glass to put the bling factor over the top.

    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 fill out our simple form and apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    • Michele Benson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Potsdam State College in New York and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University.

      After many years in the field of child protection, Michele retired and opened Sandhill Glass Studio (formerly Cuttlefish Glass Studio) where she taught Lampworking (torchwork) for over ten years until she moved to Washington State.

      She has taught Lampworking (torchwork) for OIT (Oregon Institute of Technology), for Klamath Community College, and has written articles for Softflex Jewelry Company.

      Michele is a long-time member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and is currently a member of the Florida Glass Dragons.

      When not in her studio, Michele volunteers for the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County and for the Kitsap Humane Society. She enjoys travelling, scuba diving and underwater photography!

    • 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 complete our simple form.

    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

    • Saturday, December 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL121821JW
    • 3
    Register

    A fun introduction to glass by using the copper foil method to make a tree ornament. Retired high school teacher, Jim Washington will oversee experienced or beginner glass enthusiasts as they create a holiday ornament. A wonderful family opportunity to share together as youth ages 12 and up are welcome.

    Details:

    • This is a beginning level class. No experience in working with glass is necessary. 
    • To register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with. Please complete and return this minor permission form if registering a youth.
    • 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 $10 included in the price of class. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register.  


    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, December 25, 2021
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to members and non-members.


    • Wednesday, January 05, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL010522GM
    • 7
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    The Art of Glass Cutting is simply that, an art. It is fascinating, exciting, and empowering when you are successful; when you are not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive. With a few simple tricks, and patience, you can master the 'Art of Glass Cutting'.

    Instructor Gregg Mesmer will focus on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting and more. There will be plenty of time for practice and personal attention! After demos, conversation and practice, you will go home having a better understanding of techniques and tools that will make cutting glass a breeze.

    Details:

    • This class is open to all levels and is a prerequisite for using the studio during Open Studio sessions.
    • There will be a $10 materials fee included in your registration fee.
    • 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. Please click here before you register to fill out our simple form.

    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 working in the art glass industry professionally for decades.  Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to inclulde other types of fabrication;  all aspects of creating stained glass art; copper foil, glass fusing, public art and teaching.

    Over the years they have worked on many community Art in Public Places projects such as Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, as well as others.  Many of their projects include school age students on the Island and beyond.  Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.

    • Saturday, January 08, 2022
    • Sunday, January 09, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL010822TS
    • 0
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    Translucent Wonder! Come and explore the beauty of glass overlay technique. Create shifting colors and patterns using an opalescent base layer with transparent tinted glass overlay to create an 8" glass dish. You will learn how transparent glass can be layered to achieve a rich and satisfying pattern.

    Class is available for the beginner or experienced glass artist who wants to create a beautiful functional piece to take home. This class will also serve as a reference guide for mixing glass colors for future projects.

    This class has a limit of 4 registrants so the instructor can give more one-on-one attention to your project.

    Details:

    • This is a beginning level class. No experience in working with glass is necessary. 
    • There is a $138 materials fee to cover Bullseye Tinted glass and kiln paper.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.  


    Instructor: 

    Teri Seidler  

    "My passion since early adulthood has been glass, which was quickly laid to rest as a mother and a budding horticulturist with a nursery.  However, 36 glorious years later, I was introduced to fused glass and fell in love with the process, beautiful selections of glass and the endless projects that one can do at home.
    There is an explosion of new glass, materials and information on glass fusing. The sky is the limit. I love being in a class with other enthusiasts to exchange ideas and the comradery that comes naturally from being at BARN."

    • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    • Wednesday, February 09, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL011222GM
    • 7
    Register

    Learn to create a stained glass window in this five session class for beginners and those looking to refresh your skills.

    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 expand your glass cutting skills, get tips from a pro and learn where to order your glass to get the BARN 20% discount.

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


    Details:

    • Remember to wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
    • There is a materials fee of $90 included in the class price that will cover glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and 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 and grinder use. This course will address those competencies.
    • 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 fill out our simple form before you register.  


    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.

    • Saturday, January 15, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Studio, Class Code GL0111522WM
    • 0
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    Coldworking is a subtractive way of altering and sculpting glass once it is cold. This process can be anything from seaming edges on glass plates to completely transforming the identity of a hot-formed object.

    In this class we will learn, in depth, different approaches to the belt sander, wet saw, and hand lapping, discussing the potential of each technique. We will learn how to bring rough ground surfaces to a full polish, and talk about the aesthetic possibilities of leaving a surface matte.


    We will also cover glass glues and their possibilities in an artist’s work.

    Class will include a safety talk and demos on each machine. We will walk through the rules of what tool to use for what purpose and have time on the machines to get our projects 
    moving.

    Then we will focus on becoming familiar with each machine, and have an opportunity to ask for specific demos and tips. Students will gain the most from this class if they come with some of their own glass and a plan or some sketches on the potential alterations they are interested in making.

    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 complete our simple form.

    Instructor Bio: 

    William Miller grew up in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with his B.F.A. in Craft and Material Studies and a minor in Art History.  He was first introduced to glassblowing  in VCU's Hot Shop. Seduced by the magic of the material, he has set out on a relentless pursuit to make glassblowing the central focus of his life. He has studied at the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, and the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass.

    Miller utilizes distinct color selections that are layered and blown in the hot shop. Once cool, he cuts and engraves the surface of the glass to create line and texture. The process of carving the glass is slow and meditative, which balances the relative immediacy of its initial creation. This process allows him to build an intimate relationship with each piece, which informs the direction of the cuts and texture that are applied to create unique and visually striking glass objects.

    The artist currently resides in Seattle where he works in the vibrant glassblowing community and continues to explore his artistic voice.


    • Sunday, January 16, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL011621CD-1
    • 0
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    Join experienced glass artist Constance Ducar for a beginning glass casting class. No previous glass skills required. Start with glass shards and finish with nine pocket hearts. Make a casting pan of 2 inch glass pocket hearts using a basic casting technique. These hearts are perfect for Valentines Day, someone special or a nice way to say thank you.

    You can bring one friend, child, or grandchild with you. Youth must be fully vaccinated by the start of this class. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.


    Details:

    • Enrollment: 1-2 people per work space (1 casting pan of 9 hearts). Vaccinated Teens welcome. Vaccinated 8-12 years old welcome with parent, relative or guardian. Note: some hand strength is needed to nip glass, adult may need to help <12 yr olds. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.
    • 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 complete our simple form.

    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.  


    • Sunday, January 16, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL011621CD-2
    • 0
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    Join experienced glass artist Constance Ducar for a beginning glass casting class. No previous glass skills required. Start with glass shards and finish with nine pocket hearts. Make a casting pan of 2 inch glass pocket hearts using a basic casting technique. These hearts are perfect for Valentines Day, someone special or a nice way to say thank you.

    You can bring one friend, child, or grandchild with you. Youth must be fully vaccinated by the start of this class. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.


    Details:

    • Enrollment: 1-2 people per work space (1 casting pan of 9 hearts). Vaccinated Teens welcome. Vaccinated 8-12 years old welcome with parent, relative or guardian. Note: some hand strength is needed to nip glass, adult may need to help <12 yr olds. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.
    • 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 complete our simple form.

    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.  


    • Saturday, January 22, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL012222NA
    • 2
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    If you are looking to incorporate more complex shapes in your fused glass pieces, and the commercial laser cut shapes aren’t what you are looking for - then the ring saws and grinders are the tools for you. This is a Skill Building Project Class where you will practice cutting curved shapes without the aid of cutting systems or the circle cutter. You will use a glass cutter to initially make free hand cuts then clean and refine your cuts with three of the studio’s basic coldworking tools. Your project will be an 8-inch round plate with embellishments you create.

    You will learn how to set up and use the ring saws and grinders and how to clean them up after use. You will assemble your plate, decide if it will first be either full or contour fused, and then it will be slumped into a gentle swoop mold. Plates will be available for pick up the following week. Completion of this class will give you access to these tools to work on your projects during Open Studios. 

    Details:

    • This is an intermediate class. Experience with fused glass is recommended.
    • Completion of this class will give you access to these tools to work on your projects during Open Studios. 
    • 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 complete our simple form before you register.

    Instructor:

    Nancy Adams:   "I have loved everything glass since I was a young child.  During the 70’s I dabbled in stained glass.  I discovered playing with fused glass at Mesolini Glass and became intrigued with techniques and processes for manipulating the glass.  Retirement in 2017 opened the door for the opportunity to pursue glass experimentation, and to share with others what I have learned."


    • Monday, February 07, 2022
    • Friday, March 04, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL020722AM
    • 3
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    Students will explore traditional kiln carving and combine designs as well as gain design inspiration to create from a fresh perspective.

    Kiln Carving is a fiber embossing glass process technique. This Advanced Kiln Carving Class will move your glass past a flat surface to create a bas relief. You will learn to create texture, and a sculptural appearance in your piece.

    This class will take your kiln carved piece in new directions by developing your design with the opportunity of added embellishment additional texture, contours, iridescent glass and color!

    Design Inspiration design boards will be provided. We will discuss and explore a series of design boards to spark your creative design ideas. This is a great introduction to fused glass, as well as a technique for glass artists.

    Beginners are welcome. No previous glass experience is necessary.

    Details:

    • Please note that the photos here are not what you will be making. Photos represent what the kiln carving technique looks like.
    • Sessions 2 and 3 start at a different time than session 1.
    •  Materials fee of $60 is included in the 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. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.


    Instructor Bio:
    At heart, Anne Miller is an artist and designer whose chosen mediums include concrete, textiles, clay, paper, metal, encaustic, stained and now fused glass.

    Her passion took her on many paths, ceramics and portraiture, and eventually led to a career in graphic and textile design and as a Marimekko retailer, toy and apparel designer.

    Combining her talents for design and business, she pursued a career with Herman Miller and Steelcase, that spanned 35 years.

    Recently retired, Anne’s degree and passion for art and design has led her to BARN to immerse herself and focus on all forms of art-creating, designing and having a terrific time.


    • Wednesday, March 09, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL030922GM
    • 8
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    The Art of Glass Cutting is simply that, an art. It is fascinating, exciting, and empowering when you are successful; when you are not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive. With a few simple tricks, and patience, you can master the 'Art of Glass Cutting'.

    Instructor Gregg Mesmer will focus on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting and more. There will be plenty of time for practice and personal attention! After demos, conversation and practice, you will go home having a better understanding of techniques and tools that will make cutting glass a breeze.

    Details:

    • This class is open to all levels and is a prerequisite for using the studio during Open Studio sessions.
    • There will be a $10 materials fee included in your registration fee.
    • 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. Please click here before you register to fill out our simple form.

    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 working in the art glass industry professionally for decades.  Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to inclulde other types of fabrication;  all aspects of creating stained glass art; copper foil, glass fusing, public art and teaching.

    Over the years they have worked on many community Art in Public Places projects such as Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, as well as others.  Many of their projects include school age students on the Island and beyond.  Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.

    • Saturday, April 23, 2022
    • Sunday, May 01, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL042322MP
    • 8
    Register

    This intensive four session class will introduce you to some of the wonderful options for working with glass powders. In this class you will be guided through 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. We have two glass cutting classes available: January 5 and March 9.

    Students please bring:

    • x-acto knife and blades
    • a small cutting mat
    • a small sharpie
    • a few manila folders (these can be used ones)
    • any stencils you may already have

    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 complete our simple form before you register.


    Instructor Bio:

    Martha Pfanschmidt has been working as a professional artist since joining a printmaking studio in 1982. She has taught at university and privately for over 35 years. Her love of art and of creating beautiful objects has inspired her to explore a variety of media, but currently she works with paper, 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 Waterstone Gallery in Portland, Oregon and Davidson Gallery in Seattle, Washington.



    • Sunday, May 01, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE Bainbridge Island, WA

    Enjoy an afternoon of creative hands-on activities in BARN's 10 artisan studios.  It's free, and open to all ages.

    Many activities are planned in all 10 of our studios for this very special day. More information will be posted in March 2022.

    Bring the whole family for a day full of craft and creativity! 
    • Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL051122GM
    • 8
    Register

    The Art of Glass Cutting is simply that, an art. It is fascinating, exciting, and empowering when you are successful; when you are not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive. With a few simple tricks, and patience, you can master the 'Art of Glass Cutting'.

    Instructor Gregg Mesmer will focus on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting and more. There will be plenty of time for practice and personal attention! After demos, conversation and practice, you will go home having a better understanding of techniques and tools that will make cutting glass a breeze.

    Details:

    • This class is open to all levels and is a prerequisite for using the studio during Open Studio sessions.
    • There will be a $10 materials fee included in your registration fee.
    • 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. Please click here before you register to fill out our simple form.

    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 working in the art glass industry professionally for decades.  Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to inclulde other types of fabrication;  all aspects of creating stained glass art; copper foil, glass fusing, public art and teaching.

    Over the years they have worked on many community Art in Public Places projects such as Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, as well as others.  Many of their projects include school age students on the Island and beyond.  Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.

    • Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL072722GM
    • 8
    Register

    The Art of Glass Cutting is simply that, an art. It is fascinating, exciting, and empowering when you are successful; when you are not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive. With a few simple tricks, and patience, you can master the 'Art of Glass Cutting'.

    Instructor Gregg Mesmer will focus on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting and more. There will be plenty of time for practice and personal attention! After demos, conversation and practice, you will go home having a better understanding of techniques and tools that will make cutting glass a breeze.

    Details:

    • This class is open to all levels and is a prerequisite for using the studio during Open Studio sessions.
    • There will be a $10 materials fee included in your registration fee.
    • 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. Please click here before you register, to fill out our simple form.

    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 working in the art glass industry professionally for decades.  Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to inclulde other types of fabrication;  all aspects of creating stained glass art; copper foil, glass fusing, public art and teaching.

    Over the years they have worked on many community Art in Public Places projects such as Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, as well as others.  Many of their projects include school age students on the Island and beyond.  Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.

    • Wednesday, September 07, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL099722GM
    • 8
    Register

    The Art of Glass Cutting is simply that, an art. It is fascinating, exciting, and empowering when you are successful; when you are not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive. With a few simple tricks, and patience, you can master the 'Art of Glass Cutting'.

    Instructor Gregg Mesmer will focus on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting and more. There will be plenty of time for practice and personal attention! After demos, conversation and practice, you will go home having a better understanding of techniques and tools that will make cutting glass a breeze.

    Details:

    • This class is open to all levels and is a prerequisite for using the studio during Open Studio sessions.
    • There will be a $10 materials fee included in your registration fee.
    • 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. Please click here before you register, to fill out our simple form.

    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 working in the art glass industry professionally for decades.  Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to inclulde other types of fabrication;  all aspects of creating stained glass art; copper foil, glass fusing, public art and teaching.

    Over the years they have worked on many community Art in Public Places projects such as Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, as well as others.  Many of their projects include school age students on the Island and beyond.  Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.

    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL092122GM
    • 8
    Register

    Learn to create a stained glass window in this five session class for beginners and those looking to refresh your skills.

    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 expand your glass cutting skills, get tips from a pro and learn where to order your glass to get the BARN 20% discount.

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


    Details:

    • Remember to wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
    • There is a materials fee of $90 included in the class price that will cover glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and 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 and grinder use. This course will address those competencies.
    • 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 fill out our simple form before you register.  


    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.

    • Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN-Wide event - No classes scheduled
    Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of original hand-crafted items.

    Kick off the holidays in homegrown style. Join us for a day of shopping, food, and community!

    Park: At BARN, or the adjacent Christmas tree lot. Parking also available at the First Baptist Church on North Madison, with a free Sweet Deal Mobile shuttle.

    • Saturday, December 03, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN-Wide event - No classes scheduled

    Festival of Trees Fundraiser!

    More information will be posted in 2022

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