Jewelry & Fine Metals Calendar

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Upcoming jewelry & fine metals calendars

    • Monday, October 04, 2021
    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE-AJA100421NA-2
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    In this 6 session class, we will meet online Monday and Wednesday afternoons to discuss the design exercises and share via Zoom our creative responses to them. Each class will have a slide show of a different historical design movement and explore design through thought provoking exercises.

    Design elements and principles are the basic visual toolbox of every Craft discipline. The elements form the basic vocabulary of visual design, while the principles constitute the broader structural aspects of composition. This class is the beginning of a journey to understanding how design principles and elements shape our world.

    Students will need:

    • Lead Pencils
    • Colored Pencils
    • Children’s Watercolor paint box w/brush
    • Typing paper or Sketch pad (smooth paper)
    • 12” school ruler
    • Scissors (exacto knife w/ #11 blade - optional)


    Details:

    • Registration will close on Saturday, October 2nd.

    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and internationally since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

    • Monday, October 04, 2021
    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100421SJ
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This three week (in-studio) class is designed for students ages 12-16 to become familiar with the jewelry studio space and tools. You will learn how to safely and efficiently use jeweler's tools through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises. Students will start with a studio tour/facility walk through, studio guidelines, safety and policies. In addition, you will learn how to order materials & tools, how to acquire a skills card and learn about our open studio protocols.

    The skills you will be introduced to are: how to safely use a jeweler’s saw, files, disc cutters, stamping tools, dapping tools, pliers, rolling mill, flex shaft.

    All of these skills will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. Each student gets to take home their practice samples and handouts for future practice and revision.


    Details:

    • This class is for students ages 12 - 16.
    • When you 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.
    • 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.
    • Wearing closed-toe shoes in the studio is required.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • There is a materials fee of $25 included in the price of class. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


    Instructor: 

    Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

    Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

    You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns

    • Saturday, October 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE101621SJ
    • 3
    Register

    In this one day (in-studio) class, students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises: how to safely set up a soldering station, ignite your torch, anneal and solder metal together. Students will be given the opportunity to work with the industry standard Smith Little torch and propane/oxygen torch during this class.

    This is an introduction/beginner/refresher level class, all levels of experience are welcome. Ages 14 and up.

    Details:

    • 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.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

    Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

    You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns

    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA101821JL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    In these preparatory classes students will learn torch handling to anneal copper rod and use of the rolling mill to reduce the copper rod to exact specifications. The copper rods will then be used to create file patterned bracelets.

    This class is a prerequisite to File Cuff Bracelet beginning on October 26. You can register and read more here.


    Details: 

    • There is a $5.00 materials fee for copper rod included in your tuition price.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. All participants will be required to wear a mask.
    • Tuition assistance is available. To fill out our simple form, click here to apply. 


    Instructor Bio:

    Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and internationally since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.




    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN's Jewelry Studio - Karen Olch, Monitor
    • 1
    Register

    Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides BARN members and the jewelry community a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. Some metals are available for purchase (please bring cash or check). Ask the studio monitor for assistance.

    A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Skills Card

    To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. The Skills Card identifies the techniques and equipment that you have been cleared to work on, either when you completed a Skills Assessment or after you have completed a class. To register for a Jewelry Studio Orientation and Skills Assessment session please see our calendar here.

    Social Distancing and Protocols

    In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

    • 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.

    Safety in the Studio 

    To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

    • Wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Tie long hair back.
    • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
    • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
    • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.

    Monitor: Karen Olch


    Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE101921JH
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    Using the hydraulic press and specially-designed forming dies, you can create synclastic and anticlastic cuff bracelets. These dies allow you to design and finish your cuff first and then form it into a cuff without distorting the design.

    In this two session class, you will learn what synclastic and anticlastic shapes are, and how to design a cuff for comfort and strength. You will be able to produce cuffs of different widths and shapes. You can use the studio's pattern plates to texture your metal or bring your own texturing material to run through the rolling mill.

    Students should bring:

    Pen, notebook, fine-point Sharpie or other pen that writes on metal, and a 6” metal ruler. If you want to work in silver, please bring your own 18 or 20 gauge sterling sheet at least 2" x 9" (if you have a larger piece, don’t cut it prior to class). 


    Details:

    • Prerequisite: Students must have taken “Add Texture and Dimension to Your Work Using the Hydraulic Press.” Please login to your BARN account and click "Events" to confirm that you have completed this class before registering. If you have not completed the prerequisite yet, you can register for this class being held on September 21st by clicking here.

    • There is a $30 Materials included in tuition for 18 and 20 gauge copper, and 20 gauge brass. 

    • 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.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor Bio:

    Joan Hammond began working in metal in 1994, when she started taking metalsmithing classes as an antidote to documenting computer software. What she discovered was a medium that not only utilized her previous training in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, but also opened the possibilities of creating art that can be worn. Family artifacts and history, plants and animals, and the textiles and jewelry of non-Western cultures inspire her current work, which Hammond executes using various fabrication techniques, including chasing and repoussé. Her long-time interest in Asian art, which deepened when she studied calligraphy and tea ceremony in Kyoto, Japan, continues to influence her aesthetics and sense of design.

    Hammond exhibits locally and nationally, and her work has been published in Metalsmith magazine’s Exhibition in Print. She is a member of the Seattle Metals Guild; has served on the Board of Northwest Designer craftsmen; and co-chaired a national conference for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She is an active member of BARN.


    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA102021CS
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    In this 2 session (2 hours each) class, students will learn how to do gravity pour casting (no centrifugal casting machine required). We will discover the importance of spruces and vents. Learn to avoid undercuts in sand casting and compensate for the various shrinkages in metals. These processes are suitable for making small objects, such as charms, pendants, rings or components of larger pieces. We will be casting two items out of bronze. Students can provide their own metal if they wish to use a different metal.

    Details:

    • There is a $15 materials fee included in the tuition price.
    • 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.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor: Chris Stanley


    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Joan Hammond, Monitor
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides BARN members and the jewelry community a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. Some metals are available for purchase (please bring cash or check). Ask the studio monitor for assistance.

    A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Skills Card

    To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. The Skills Card identifies the techniques and equipment that you have been cleared to work on, either when you completed a Skills Assessment or after you have completed a class. To register for a Jewelry Studio Orientation and Skills Assessment session please see our calendar here.

    Social Distancing and Protocols

    In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

    • 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.

    Safety in the Studio 

    To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

    • Wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Tie long hair back.
    • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
    • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
    • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.

    Monitor: Joan Hammond


    Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Friday, October 22, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102221KL
    • 2
    Register

    Ready to try something new? 

    Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel! It's fun, easy, and the results are stunning!

    Make for yourself or a gift for someone.

    This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be!   Make some fun summer earrings and wear them out at the end of class.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor:

    Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

    Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Friday, October 22, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102221KL
    • 1
    Register

    Ready to try something new? Learn how to make small enameled jewelry dishes. Make these for yourself or a gift for someone. This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! You will learn enameling techniques and how to form small dishes out of copper sheet.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this 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. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor:
    Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

    Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • Sunday, October 24, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102321KL
    • 2
    Register

    Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel! Fired glass can be added to fabricated, cast, or even metal clay jewelry. It's fun, easy, and the results are stunning!

    This two session class will introduce you to the vast world of enameling. Each session you will learn different techniques that can be combined or used separately. Topics to be covered include: torch and kiln firing, painting and sifting techniques, surface textures, sgraffito, limoges, and multiple enameling techniques.  All base materials will be provided.

    In each session you will make several samples of different techniques and walk out with one or more completed pieces of enamel jewelry!

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. This class fulfills the prerequisite for other intermediate/advanced enameling classes we have on the schedule.
    • $40 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
    • Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional copper to make blanks (please bring cash or check) and are welcome to bring any copper of their own.
    • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/ snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

    Instructor:

    Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

    Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Monday, October 25, 2021
    • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA102521CS
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    In this 4-session class you will learn safe set-up of torches, soldering stations, flux use, and application techniques necessary for successful soldering. Focusing on the 3 torch styles available in the studio. The Blazer G-6000, Acetylene/Atmospheric, and Smith Little will be demonstrated. This class will demonstrate the advantages and draw-backs of using each torch for soldering applications. Students will receive instruction and handouts on the various alloys of solder.

    Soldering Practice Exercises from “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships” will be the focus for gaining torch control skills. Each student will prepare a sample ring of soldering examples for their portfolio. Materials include copper, brass, flux, and solder to complete these exercises. Soldering station set-up, tear-down and clean-up are included.

    Details:

    • 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.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Chris started his own custom Jewelry company in 1975 going to local crafts fairs and competing in local arts competitions. Although he spent much of his career as a model maker and educator he did spend some time working for Blue Heron jewelry in Poulsbo.


    • Monday, October 25, 2021
    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE-AJA102521CB
    • 7
    Register

    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    In these 90-min online sessions, students will explore the fundamentals of object drawing. You will learn the rules and guidelines of rendering objects. The drawing systems of isometric, orthographic, and perspective will be introduced in this class and drawing for communication will be a focus.

    Students will need to provide these supplies:

    • Felt tip pens: (one each Sharpie regular, fine and ultra fine 0.5mm points)
    • Pencils: one each HB, 2B, 4B, 6B (with pencil sharpener)
    • Sketch book: minimum 8 1/2” X 11” (smooth finish paper) Or Copy paper
    • Staedtler #977-102 General Purpose Template
    • 12” ruler
    • Kneaded rubber Eraser
    • Pearl White plastic Eraser

      Details:

      • Registration for this class will close on Saturday, October 23rd at 3:00pm.
      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each sessionPlease watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Instructor Bio:

      Professor Emeritus, Charles Lewton-Brain, is a master goldsmith, author, and artist. He invented Foldforming, internationally recognized as the first new metalsmithing technique in over 200 years. He co-founded the worlds largest, free, internet-based educational resource for jewelers known as Ganoksin. Over 1000 pages of his research on metalsmithing and jewelry making are in the archives on Ganoksin. His work has been internationally exhibited since the 1980s. He received Canada’s highest honor for fine craft, the Governor General Award, in 2012.

      • Monday, October 25, 2021
      • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102521SJ
      • 5
      Register

      Youth guided practice class will be offered once a month, for ages 12-16. The instructor will provide guidance and supervision while students practice their skills and use studio equipment they may not have at home for their own projects. The instructor will also provide a new project idea each class for students looking for inspiration or wanting to try something new. This class can also serve as a refresher for students who previously took a class before the pandemic and want to get acquainted with the studio and tools again.


      Details:

      • This class is for students ages 12-16.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


      Instructor Bio:

      Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

      Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

      Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

      You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns

      • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
      • Thursday, November 04, 2021
      • 4 sessions
      • Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA102621JL
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      **This class has a prerequisite. Please see Cuff Bracelet PREPARATION - Torch Handling & Rolling Mill here to register.**

      Proper File use in jewelry making is a fundamental skill. In these classes students will learn measuring and marking for pattern development on square copper rods. File use and handling to create textured patterns to exact specifications. The students will then shape the filed copper rods to create patterned cuff bracelets.

      Guest Lecturer: Julia Lowther will provide a lecture on File shapes and cuts via Zoom online in the Studio on the big screen TV. Shaping, Finishing and Polishing of the bracelets will be covered in-studio with Nanz Aalund.


      Details: 

      • This class has a prerequisite. Please see Cuff Bracelet PREPARATION - Torch Handling & Rolling Mill here to register.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. All participants will be required to wear a mask.
      • Tuition assistance is available. To fill out our simple form, click here to apply. 


      Instructor Bio:

      Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and internationally since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.




      • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
      • Thursday, October 28, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102621SJ
      • 3
      Register

      In these 2 half day sessions, you will learn how to make post earrings using sheet metal and disc cutters. Students will strengthen their soldering skills through hands-on repetition and practice. Torch experience required. 

      Students will be able to see samples for inspiration and receive step by step demonstration, safety and tool use from the instructor. This class will be taught using the smith little torch. Open to ages 14 and up. All materials and tools needed will be provided for use during this class.

      Students are encouraged to register for the open studio on Wednesday to practice their skills between the classes.

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: Torch experience required.
      • 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. Masks inside BARN are required.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


      Instructor Bio:

      Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

      Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

      Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

      You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns


      • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Sarah Jones, Monitor
      • 4
      Register

      Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides BARN members and the jewelry community a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. Some metals are available for purchase (please bring cash or check). Ask the studio monitor for assistance.

      A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Skills Card

      To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. The Skills Card identifies the techniques and equipment that you have been cleared to work on, either when you completed a Skills Assessment or after you have completed a class. To register for a Jewelry Studio Orientation and Skills Assessment session please see our calendar here.

      Social Distancing and Protocols

      In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

      • 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.

      Safety in the Studio 

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.

      Monitor: Sarah Jones


      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
      • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Monitor: Sarah Jones
      • 3
      Register

      Interested in accessing the Jewelry Studio Makers Space at BARN? Then this session is designed for you! 

      This orientation/ skills assessment is required for all who wish to work in the Jewelry Studio during open studio times and already has some previous experience making jewelry

      Participants will be asked to demonstrate basic tool use you are familiar with. At the end of your assessment, you will be issued a skills card noting what tools and equipment you are able use based on what you have demonstrated proficiency with during this assessment.

      For BARN Guests and Members, successful completion of this short session will be allowed access to the Jewelry Studio for working independently on projects of your choosing during monitored Open Studio hours only. Please note that the general open studios times are free to Members. For guests/non-members there will be a $20 drop-in fee (please bring cash or check made out to BARN) to use Open Studio. To view the Open Studio times click here.

      Areas generally covered during this orientation:

      • Studio safety
      • Studio orientation 

      Details:

      • Please bring a sampling of your recently made jewelry to help showcase your skills.
      • No instruction or demos on equipment will be given. 
      • This session is designed for you to demonstrate proficiency with equipment and tools you are already familiar with.
      • Open studio is a self directed time. Trained safety monitors are volunteers and not instructors.

      • 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.
      • Skills Assessments will be conducted during Open Studio times with dates specifically noted on the calendar for three students at a time.
      • No walk-in’s. This particular assessment session is for three students only because it is held during an Open Studio time.
      • Please note that brief interruptions during your assessment may happen as it is Open Studio time also and the monitor needs to be available / have awareness of safety.
      • Safety! Please wear close-toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask (which can be found in the studio) must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.


      Questions? Contact Karin Luvaas Jewelry.Programming@bainbridgebarn.org

      • Friday, October 29, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102921KL
      • 5
      Register

      This class has a prerequisite that must be met before registering. Please see details below.

      This four hour class will introduce you to the glittery glamour of gold and silver leaf and how they can add drama and polish to your jewelry.

      You will have access to all of the tools and techniques you learned in the Intro to Enameling Class.

      This project class is structured for you to continue your enameling practice and students are encouraged to bring prepared copper blanks and unfinished pieces from previous classes to maximize their time experimenting with enameling techniques and improving skills.

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: Intro to Enameling. This prerequisite is being offered on September 25-26 and October 23-24.
      • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

      Instructor:

      Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

      Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


      Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

      • Saturday, October 30, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE103021SJ
      • 4
      Register


      Learn how to make fun and fashionable earrings. In this easy beginner level class students will learn through instructor demonstration and hands on practice to make and take home several pairs of leather hanging earrings. All levels of experience welcome, tools and material will be provided.

      Details:

      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

      Instructor Bio:

      Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

      Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

      Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

      You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns


      • Monday, November 01, 2021
      • Monday, November 15, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE110121SJ
      • 2
      Register

      In this 3 session (in-studio) youth class designed for students ages 14 -16. Students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises how to: safely set up a soldering station in the studio, ignite the torch, anneal and solder metal together.

      The last day of class students will get to make a project with their new skills.   

      Details:

      • This class is for students ages 14 - 16.
      • When you 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.
      • 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.
      • Wearing closed-toe shoes in the studio is required.
      • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here.
      • There is a materials fee of $25 included in the price of class. 
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


      Instructor: 

      Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

      Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

      Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

      You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns

      • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
      • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code: JE110221CE
      • 10
      Register

      **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

      This stunning “Eternity” pendant is created from a handful of very humble findings and seed beads. Learn the basics of square stitch while exploring combinations of bead colors and sizes. Kits will include materials to make three separate pendants 

      Details:

      • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, October 21st, 12:00pm so that kits can be assembled and mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register. Refunds or credits will not be issued after 10/21.
      • Class time is Pacific Daylight Time.

      • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software. You will need a desktop, laptop or tablet device to participate.

      • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.


      Instructor: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

      Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
      • Thursday, November 11, 2021
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE110221SJ
      • 5
      Register

      This 4 session afternoon (in-studio) class is designed for students of all levels to become familiar with the jewelry studio space and tools. You will learn how to safely and efficiently use jeweler's tools through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises. Students will start with a studio tour/facility walk through, studio guidelines, safety and policies. In addition, you will learn how to acquire a skills card and learn about our open studio protocols.

      The skills you will be introduced to are: how to safely use a jeweler’s saw, bench shear, step shear, disc cutters, files, hammer identification, stamping tools, dapping tools, pliers, rolling mill, flex shaft, and the buffing wheel.

      All of these skills will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. Each student gets to take home their samples and handouts for future practice and revision.

      Details:

      • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. 
      • $25 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
      • Students with all levels of experience welcome. Ages 14 and up. 
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • 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.
      • For tuition assistance click here to complete the online application form.  
        If you have any questions about the tuition assistance application process, please contact our Program Manager Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org or call (206) 842-4475 x221.


      Instructor Bio: 

      Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

      Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

      Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

      You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns.


      • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio - Karen Olch, Monitor
      • 5
      Register

      Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides BARN members and the jewelry community a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. Some metals are available for purchase (please bring cash or check). Ask the studio monitor for assistance.

      A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Skills Card

      To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. The Skills Card identifies the techniques and equipment that you have been cleared to work on, either when you completed a Skills Assessment or after you have completed a class. To register for a Jewelry Studio Orientation and Skills Assessment session please see our calendar here.

      Social Distancing and Protocols

      In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

      • 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.

      Safety in the Studio 

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.

      Monitor: Karen Olch


      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Friday, November 05, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE110521KL
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      *This class has a prerequisite. Please see below before registering.

      Do you have old cabochons you’ve previously purchased and haven’t used?  Maybe the stone is too thick, the shape isn’t as interesting, or maybe it’s chipped.

      In this class learn how to reshape precut cabochons into new shapes that are uniquely yours! Bring your stash of stones and get tips and tricks on the following:

      • Removing surface scratches or chips
      • Lower or raise the dome
      • Make stone thinner
      • Change the shape
      • Cut multiple pieces
      • Reorientate focus area 


      Details:

      • Level: Intermediate 
      • Prerequisite: Intro to Lapidary. Check your BARN account under "Events" to confirm you have already completed the prerequisite.
      • Students are encouraged to bring their own stockpile of cabochons for recutting.
      • $20 materials fee is included in the tuition. 
      • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
      • 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.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


      Instructor:  

      Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

      Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


      • Saturday, November 06, 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE110621KL
      • 2
      Register

      Do you love rocks and things that sparkle? Learn how to cut and shape a druzy for a ring or pendant. This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy lapidary can be! You will learn cutting techniques and how to shape a druzy on the lapidary equipment.

      Details:

      • No jewelry experience needed for this class.
      • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition. 
      • 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.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


      Instructor:  

      Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

      Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.



      • Sunday, November 07, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE110721KL
      • 3
      Register

      *This class has a prerequisites. Please see below before registering.

      This five hour class will show tips and tricks for adding enamel to fabricated pieces that have been soldered. You will have access to all of the tools and techniques you learned in the Intro to Enameling Class.

      This project class is structured for you to continue your enameling practice and students are encouraged to bring prepared copper blanks and unfinished pieces from previous classes to maximize their time experimenting with enameling techniques and improving skills. 

      Details:

      • Prerequisites: Intro to Enameling. Also must have previous soldering experience with Smith Little Torch. See dates and sign up here. OR sign up for a Post Earrings class here. Please check your BARN account under "Events" to confirm you have taken the prerequisites before registering for this class.
      • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition. 
      • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
      • 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.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

      Instructor:  

      Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

      Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


      • Monday, November 08, 2021
      • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA110821JS
      • 2
      Register

      During this two session class, Jen Stenhouse of Little Metal Foxes, will provide a Use and Safety lecture on Monday. You will practice using the tool on your own projects. Then on Tuesday there will be an additional tool demonstration and lecture on bits and burrs for polishing with a flex shaft at the bench.

      Safety in the Studio 

      Please read the Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio safety protocols here. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. All participants will be required to wear a mask.

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:
      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


      Instructor Bio:

      Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse’s a jewelry artist, sculptor and educator. She has made her home and studio in Seattle, Washington for the past 20 years. She has been teaching art and jewelry classes, workshops, lectured and exhibited throughout U.S. and Mexico for over 25 years. Jennifer is currently in the process of researching for a book she is writing on the History, Timeline, and Technology of Jewelry Casting, and is the current president of the Seattle Metals Guild.

      Recognized as an outstanding educator and known expert in the arena of jewelry casting, Jennifer has more recently teaching at the college and adult continuing education levels. Currently, Jennifer works as a production jeweler for Baleen, teaches jewelry classes and workshops. 


      • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
      • Monday, November 15, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA110821NA-1
      • 2
      Register

      In this class participants will learn how to measure and mark the hard carving wax used in jewelry making with visible planning lines and precision cuts. We will be practicing 3-dimensional planning and layout techniques for subtractive Wax Carving.

      We will begin with the preparation of Carving Wax. Ring blanks will be carved to selected ring size and design layout for a domed ring design. Once the practice Wax is carved, participants will be able to apply these new skills to their own design ideas.

      The different carving waxes designated by color will be discussed. Green, Blue, and Purple waxes will be available for practice carving. Specialized Wax Tools such as wax saws, miter boxes, rotary files, mini lathe, electric wax pens and scrappers will be demonstrated.

      BARN Jewelry Studio has all the tools necessary for this class, so no purchase of tools is required. No casting will be part of this class, but students are encouraged to take the Intro to Lost Wax Casting class that follows on Nov.16th & 17th. To read more or register, please click here.

      Safety in the Studio 

      Please read the Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio safety protocols here. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. All participants will be required to wear a mask.

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:
      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


      Instructor Bio:

      Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and internationally since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

      • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio - Karin Luvaas, Monitor
      • 4
      Register

      Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides BARN members and the jewelry community a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. Some metals are available for purchase (please bring cash or check). Ask the studio monitor for assistance.

      A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Skills Card

      To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. The Skills Card identifies the techniques and equipment that you have been cleared to work on, either when you completed a Skills Assessment or after you have completed a class. To register for a Jewelry Studio Orientation and Skills Assessment session please see our calendar here.

      Social Distancing and Protocols

      In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

      • 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.

      Safety in the Studio 

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.

      Monitor: Karin Luvaas


      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
      • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, with Karin Luvaas
      • 2
      Register