Jewelry & Fine Metals Calendar

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Upcoming jewelry & fine metals calendars

    • Thursday, May 26, 2022
    • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane, NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

    Sketching is an important skill shared by makers across many disciplines! BARN is offering a weekly Sketching Open Studio for BARN Members to practice and improve their drawing skills. Sessions will include visual prompts and an opportunity to ask questions as you practice. Michael Gunderson, a veteran BARN instructor, will facilitate the sessions. 


    Details:

    • Paper and pencils will be supplied if needed, or participants are encouraged to use their own sketchbooks and drawing tools.
    • This Open Studio is only open to BARN members as a member benefit. Members are welcome to participate for free. Registration is not required. Drop on by!
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 


    Monitor Bio:

    Michael Gunderson moved to Bainbridge after a thirty-plus year career in California Public education. His degree is in the arts and has taught classes in art, jewelry, ceramics, and the trades, as well as serving as an activities and athletic director. He is a founding member of BARN and a past lead of BARN Woodworking.

    He thinks of himself as a person who solves visual problems. He proposes a situation and looks to openly create a visual answer, whether it be paint, wood or combinations of media. “Drawing is a language that creatives share,” he said recently. His sketchbook is a companion that he converses with daily.


    • Friday, May 27, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE052722SJ
    • 6

    This class has been cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 



    Mandala stamped pendantsIn this class, you will learn how to use geometric symbol stamping tools to configure a mandala-style pattern. Using this technique you will make your own unique mandala pendant to take home or give to someone special.

    No experience is needed, all materials and tools will be provided. 

    Details:

    • 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.

    • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones

    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, May 28, 2022
    • Sunday, May 29, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE052822KL
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    examples stone set on stone

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

    In this class, you will learn several techniques on how to set a stone on another stone. You will learn how to drill a hole in stone, how to make bezel and set a stone, and how to set a faceted stone in a tube (tube setting). We will also learn how to make some essential tools to finish this project and use them at your bench in your everyday creations.  


    You may want to further your skills by attending the  Introduction to Jewelry - Skills Class and Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch class check here for schedule.

      Details:

      • Prerequisite:  Beginning Jewelry Skills class or previous soldering skills required. Please login to your BARN account, click on your profile name and check the link "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed this prerequisite class.
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 


      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, May 29, 2022
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA


      Every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm you can take a f
      ree guided tour of BARN. Visit all 10 studios, and find out what you can create aBARN.

      We’ll answer all your questions and show you examples of what other makers have made in BARN's fully-equipped workspaces. Tours are free, no need to register. See you on Sunday!


      • Wednesday, June 01, 2022
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Sarah Jones, Monitor
      • 2
      Register

      Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides members and guests a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN provides tools and basic shop supplies. 

      A trained safety monitor is always on duty. However, Open Studio is not like a class where instruction can be given.

      Skills Card

      A Skills Card is required for all Open Studio participants. A Skills Card identifies the tools and equipment that you have been cleared to work on. You can acquire a Skills Card by attending one of these BARN classes: Introduction to Jewelry Skills, Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch, Introduction to Lapidary, Introduction to Enameling and others. Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment by emailing jewelry.programming@bainbridgebarn.org 

      Details

      • Members free; non-members $20.

      • Registration is required for all members and guests.

      • There are 5 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. 

      • Please bring your own towels for all studio activities. 

      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry Studio at this time. 

      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

       

      Monitor: Sarah Jones


      • Thursday, June 02, 2022
      • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE060222KL
      • 3
      Register

      This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

      Focused Open Studio for Enameling 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. This is not a class and no formal instruction will be given. Please see details below.

      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

      A skills card is required for all open studio participants.  A jewelry studio skills card can be acquired by attending a BARN introductory jewelry class such as Introduction to jewelry skills, Introduction to the jeweler's torch, Introduction to lapidary, Introduction to enamel, or Introduction to beading skills. Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment, by emailing jewelry.programming@bainbridgebarn.org 

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: This open studio is for students who have completed an Intro to Enameling class. Please check your BARN account to ensure you have completed this prerequisite by viewing the link for "Registrations and events" in your profile. 
      • To get the most out of this enameling open studio, it is recommended to prepare your metal in advance so you can focus on sifting techniques and kiln or torch use.
      • $15 Enamel consumables materials fee is included in your registration.
      • Due to the safety requirements for using dry enamel, Enameling is not offered during regular open studio time.
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

      Monitor: Karin Lee Luvaas 


      Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

      • Saturday, June 04, 2022
      • Sunday, June 05, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE060422SJ
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      This two-day 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 order materials & tools, acquire a jewelry studio 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.


      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 sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision.


      Details:

      • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. Students with all levels of experience are welcome. Ages 14 and up.
      • Registration will close on June 2, 2022. 
      • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
        Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


      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.


      • Sunday, June 05, 2022
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA


      Every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm you can take a f
      ree guided tour of BARN. Visit all 10 studios, and find out what you can create aBARN.

      We’ll answer all your questions and show you examples of what other makers have made in BARN's fully-equipped workspaces. Tours are free, no need to register. See you on Sunday!


      • Monday, June 06, 2022
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Sandra Leese, Monitor
      • 6
      Register

      Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides members and guests a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN provides tools and basic shop supplies. 

      A trained safety monitor is always on duty. However, Open Studio is not like a class where instruction can be given.

      Skills Card

      A Skills Card is required for all Open Studio participants. A Skills Card identifies the tools and equipment that you have been cleared to work on. You can acquire a Skills Card by attending one of these BARN classes: Introduction to Jewelry Skills, Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch, Introduction to Lapidary, Introduction to Enameling and others. Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment by emailing jewelry.programming@bainbridgebarn.org 

      Details

      • Members free; non-members $20.

      • Registration is required for all members and guests.

      • There are 5 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. 

      • Please bring your own towels for all studio activities. 

      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry Studio at this time. 

      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

       

      Monitor: Sandra Leese


      • Wednesday, June 08, 2022
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Sue McCarthy, Monitor
      • 5
      Register

      Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides members and guests a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN provides tools and basic shop supplies. 

      A trained safety monitor is always on duty. However, Open Studio is not like a class where instruction can be given.

      Skills Card

      A Skills Card is required for all Open Studio participants. A Skills Card identifies the tools and equipment that you have been cleared to work on. You can acquire a Skills Card by attending one of these BARN classes: Introduction to Jewelry Skills, Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch, Introduction to Lapidary, Introduction to Enameling and others. Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment by emailing jewelry.programming@bainbridgebarn.org 

      Details

      • Members free; non-members $20.

      • Registration is required for all members and guests.

      • There are 5 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. 

      • Please bring your own towels for all studio activities. 

      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry Studio at this time. 

      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

       

      Monitor: Sue McCarthy


      • Friday, June 10, 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE061022KL
      • 2
      Register

      This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

      This class will focus on several new techniques you can incorporate into your enameling designs.

      Topics to be covered include:

      Decals and Transfers, gold and silver leaf, and mica powders. You will have access to all of the tools 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.

      To further your skills after completing this class you may be interested in Enameling Series: Painting and Drawing beginning on Friday, June 24th. To read more and register please click here.

      This is an intermediate class.

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: This class is for students who have completed an Intro to Enameling class, click here for available classes. Please check your BARN account before you register to ensure you have completed this prerequisite by viewing the link for "Registrations and events" in your profile. 

      • $35 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.
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.

      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, June 11, 2022
      • Sunday, June 12, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE061122SJ
      • 4
      Register

      This class has prerequisites. Please see the details below before you register.


      Bezel Set PendantIn this two-session class, you will learn how to make a classic bezel setting using sterling silver bezel wire and sheet metal. You will need to be comfortable using a jeweler's saw, Foredom Flex Shaft, and soldering with the Smith Little torch to do this project.


      All tools and materials needed to make a bezel pendant will be provided for use during this class.



      Details:

      • Prerequisite: Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class and recent Smith Little torch experience or taken the Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch class.  You can log in to your BARN account, click on your profile name and check the link "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed a torch class.
      • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN provides a refrigerator, microwave, coffee & tea in the kitchen on the lower level.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


      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


      • Saturday, June 11, 2022
      • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
      • BARN's Great Room on the Upper Level
      • 39
      Register

      Raffi Minasian is back for the second installment of our Conversations on Creativity. This time we will be exploring "Creative Confidence." Join us for an engaging presentation and Q&A session on the challenges of formulating, preserving, and expressing your creative confidence in your work, your personal motivations, and partners in your creative endeavors. 


      Details:

      • Registration is free for BARN Members and $10 for guests. 
      • This event will be held in BARN's Great Room located on the upper level just past the reception desk.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

      Presenter:

      Raffi Minasian is a designer, educator, innovation specialist, and start-up mentor. He holds degrees in Product Development and Transportation Design. His impressive thirty-year career includes projects with Boeing aircraft, Mattel toys, car designs for multiple automobile manufacturers, and work with numerous start-up companies. 

      A founding professor of innovation for the California College of the Arts DMBA program, Raffi also teaches industrial design and is a noted speaker at museums and corporate events on the subject of future industries, new ventures, and creative methodologies.

      Raffi devotes much of his professional energy to educational programs for young people interested in design professions, including his Board of Directors position with the Collectors Foundation, Former Chairman of the Board for Zoolabs artist-based entrepreneurial training, and ongoing work as a graduate mentor and creative career strategist. 

      • Sunday, June 12, 2022
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA


      Every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm you can take a f
      ree guided tour of BARN. Visit all 10 studios, and find out what you can create aBARN.

      We’ll answer all your questions and show you examples of what other makers have made in BARN's fully-equipped workspaces. Tours are free, no need to register. See you on Sunday!


      • Wednesday, June 15, 2022
      • 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 members and guests a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN provides tools and basic shop supplies. 

      A trained safety monitor is always on duty. However, Open Studio is not like a class where instruction can be given.

      Skills Card

      A Skills Card is required for all Open Studio participants. A Skills Card identifies the tools and equipment that you have been cleared to work on. You can acquire a Skills Card by attending one of these BARN classes: Introduction to Jewelry Skills, Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch, Introduction to Lapidary, Introduction to Enameling and others. Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment by emailing jewelry.programming@bainbridgebarn.org 

      Details

      • Members free; non-members $20.

      • Registration is required for all members and guests.

      • There are 5 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. 

      • Please bring your own towels for all studio activities. 

      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry Studio at this time. 

      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

       

      Monitor: Karen Olch


      • Thursday, June 16, 2022
      • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE061622KL
      • 2
      Register

      This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

      Focused Open Studio for Enameling 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. This is not a class and no formal instruction will be given. Please see details below.

      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

      A skills card is required for all open studio participants.  A jewelry studio skills card can be acquired by attending a BARN introductory jewelry class such as Introduction to jewelry skills, Introduction to the jeweler's torch, Introduction to lapidary, Introduction to enamel, or Introduction to beading skills. Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment, by emailing jewelry.programming@bainbridgebarn.org 

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: This open studio is for students who have completed an Intro to Enameling class. Please check your BARN account to ensure you have completed this prerequisite by viewing the link for "Registrations and events" in your profile. 
      • To get the most out of this enameling open studio, it is recommended to prepare your metal in advance so you can focus on sifting techniques and kiln or torch use.
      • $15 Enamel consumables materials fee is included in your registration.
      • Due to the safety requirements for using dry enamel, Enameling is not offered during regular open studio time.
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

      Monitor: Karin Lee Luvaas 


      Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

      • Friday, June 17, 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE061722KL
      • 2
      Register

      More than just bracelets, these are bracelets with meaning that have the potential to transform your life by manifesting miracles! With the Summer Solstice just days away, you will be ready to send your intentions out into the universe.

      Want to know which stones are best for new beginnings, focus, positive energy, confidence, or attracting wealth? We will discuss the healing properties of popular gemstones and choosing stones that combine the energy and intention to help you achieve your desired outcome. You will make up to 3 personalized bracelets to keep for yourself or to give as a handmade gift.

      Details:

      • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.

      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.


      Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

      • Saturday, June 18, 2022
      • Sunday, June 19, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE061822KL
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      This two session class will introduce you to the art of stone cutting.

      Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process. All base materials will be provided.

      Students are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

      Completion of this Intro class gains you access to open studio time to use the lapidary equipment. This Intro class is also the prerequisite for all intermediate lapidary classes. 

      Details:

      • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
      • 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.
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.


      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.


      Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

      • Tuesday, June 21, 2022
      • Thursday, June 23, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE062122JH
      • 4
      Register

      This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

      Ready to create a finished piece of jewelry using the techniques you learned in Hydraulic Press Skills: Add Texture and Dimension to Your Work? This class shows you how! Using silhouette dies and the texturing methods you've learned, you'll make a three-layered pendant from a pattern provided by the teacher.

      Details:

      • Prerequisites: You must have taken Hydraulic Press Skills: Add Texture and Dimension to Your Work. Please login to your BARN account, click on your profile name and check the link "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed this prerequisite class.
      • To register, please choose one of the kit options or select Bringing Own Materials. Click here for a description of the kits or supplies to bring if you are providing your own materials
      • Registration closes on Tuesday, June 14th. Requests for refunds or credits will not be accepted after this date.
      • Please bring a pen, notebook, a hand towel, and a lint free towel.
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      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 she executes using various fabrication techniques, including chasing and repoussé.

      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 currently the Lead for the Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio at BARN.

      • Wednesday, June 22, 2022
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Joan Hammond, Monitor
      • 5
      Register

      Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides members and guests a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN provides tools and basic shop supplies. 

      A trained safety monitor is always on duty. However, Open Studio is not like a class where instruction can be given.

      Skills Card

      A Skills Card is required for all Open Studio participants. A Skills Card identifies the tools and equipment that you have been cleared to work on. You can acquire a Skills Card by attending one of these BARN classes: Introduction to Jewelry Skills, Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch, Introduction to Lapidary, Introduction to Enameling and others. Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment by emailing jewelry.programming@bainbridgebarn.org 

      Details

      • Members free; non-members $20.

      • Registration is required for all members and guests.

      • There are 5 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. 

      • Please bring your own towels for all studio activities. 

      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry Studio at this time. 

      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

       

      Monitor: Joan Hammond


      • Thursday, June 23, 2022
      • Thursday, June 30, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE062322CE
      • 10
      Register

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

      Peyote stitch braceletExplore this staple of bead weaving ~ peyote stitch! Great for beginners ~ satisfying for everyone!  Peyote stitch is one of the most versatile and popular basic bead weaving stitches. This class will review beading lingo, tools, and practices as well as introduce participants to "odd count" peyote stitch. Students will create a bead woven section that will be the foundation for an artisan bracelet bar, add a gorgeous crystal embellishment and finish with a magnetic clasp. The end result will be a personal masterpiece! 

      Students will need to supply scissors and round nose pliers.

      Details:

      •  Registration will close on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
      • Registration for this class will close on so that kits can be assembled and mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register. Please note that requests for credits or refunds will not be accepted after Wednesday, June 8th.
      • There is a $25 materials fee plus $4 for shipping included in the price of the class.
      • 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 to complete our simple form before you register.

      Instructor Bio:

      Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury.  Beading was intensive therapy for Chris and has been medically credited for helping restore significant brain function.  Chris holds a PhD in classical piano performance and opera direction from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently on the faculty at Central Washington University in Ellensburg WA as a performance coach and collaborator.  She has previously taught art workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.

      • Friday, June 24, 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE062422KL
      • 3
      Register

      This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

      enameled paintingsIn this class you will learn some basic drawing and painting skills to enhance your jewelry designs. If you already have drawing and painting experience, this class will build on your skill set. If you haven’t painted since you were a kid (have no fear), we will cover a few tips and tricks to get you jumpstarted!

      We will be using liquid (painting) enamels. You will be introduced to acrylic, and oil paints, pigment markers and pencils, and calligraphy pens. At the end of class you will have a piece that can be turned into wearable art and a great technique for future projects.

      This is an intermediate class.


      Students please bring:

      • Several photos or images as ideas to use as inspiration.
      • To get the most practice time of new techniques learned in this class, please prepare some blanks with base coats in advance.
      • Check the studio calendar for the next enameling open studio.

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: Intro to Enameling. Please check your BARN account before you register to ensure you have completed this prerequisite by viewing the link for "Registrations and events" in your profile. Click here to sign up for an Intro Enameling class that begins May 6th.
      • 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.
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
      • 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 committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.


      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, June 26, 2022
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE062622KL
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

      Focused Open Studio for Lapidary 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. This is not a class and no formal instruction will be given. Please see details below.

      A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: This open studio is for students who have completed an Intro to Lapidary class. Please check your BARN account to ensure you have completed this prerequisite by viewing the link for "Registrations and events" in your profile. 
      • To get the most out of this lapidary open studio, it is recommended to bring a selection of stones in different phases so you an easily make use of and share the equipment.
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 


      Monitor: Karin Lee Luvaas 


      Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

      • Sunday, June 26, 2022
      • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Chris Stanley, Monitor
      • 3
      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

      A skills card is required for all open studio participants.  A jewelry studio skills card can be acquired by attending a BARN introductory jewelry class such as Introduction to jewelry skills, Introduction to the jeweler's torch, Introduction to lapidary, Introduction to enamel, or Introduction to beading skills. Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment, by emailing jewelry.programming@bainbridgebarn.org 

      Social Distancing and Protocols

      In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 5 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If you sign up to use the lapidary equipment, please bring your own towels for use and clean up. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

      Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

       

      Monitor: Chris Stanley


      • Saturday, July 02, 2022
      • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

      The Rotary Auction Event is this day. Traffic and parking will be almost insurmountable. Please do not schedule any classes for this day.



      • Monday, July 04, 2022
      • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

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


      • Wednesday, July 06, 2022
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Monitor TBD
      • 6
      Register

      Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides members and guests a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN provides tools and basic shop supplies. 

      A trained safety monitor is always on duty. However, Open Studio is not like a class where instruction can be given.

      Skills Card

      A Skills Card is required for all Open Studio participants. A Skills Card identifies the tools and equipment that you have been cleared to work on. You can acquire a Skills Card by attending one of these BARN classes: Introduction to Jewelry Skills, Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch, Introduction to Lapidary, Introduction to Enameling and others. Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment by emailing jewelry.programming@bainbridgebarn.org 

      Details

      • Members free; non-members $20.

      • Registration is required for all members and guests.

      • There are 5 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. 

      • Please bring your own towels for all studio activities. 

      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry Studio at this time. 

      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

       

      Monitor: TBD


      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE071122-IN-SB-1
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice how to repurpose and recycle old jewelry into something new. The instructor will provide an assortment of old or broken jewelry/beads and new findings like chains and earring wires to use during the class. Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring in old jewelry they would like to give new life to. All the tools needed will be provided for use during the classes.

      Details:

      • This class is for youth ages 10-12. 
      • Registration closes on Wednesday, July 6 at 9:00 am.
      • 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 by July 6.
      • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the price of the class. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org.

      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, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE071122SB-2
      • 7
      Register

      Students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice how to repurpose and recycle old jewelry into something new. The instructor will provide an assortment of old or broken jewelry/beads and new findings like chains and earring wires to use during the class. Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring in old jewelry they would like to give new life to. All the tools needed will be provided for use during the classes.

      Details:

      • This class is for youth ages 12-16. 
      • Registration closes on Wednesday, July 6 at 1:00 pm.
      • 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 by July 6.
      • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the price of the class. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org.

      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, July 11, 2022
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Monitor TBD
      • 7
      Register

      Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides members and guests a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN provides tools and basic shop supplies. 

      A trained safety monitor is always on duty. However, Open Studio is not like a class where instruction can be given.

      Skills Card

      A Skills Card is required for all Open Studio participants. A Skills Card identifies the tools and equipment that you have been cleared to work on. You can acquire a Skills Card by attending one of these BARN classes: Introduction to Jewelry Skills, Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch, Introduction to Lapidary, Introduction to Enameling and others. Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment by emailing jewelry.programming@bainbridgebarn.org 

      Details

      • Members free; non-members $20.

      • Registration is required for all members and guests.

      • There are 5 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. 

      • Please bring your own towels for all studio activities. 

      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry Studio at this time. 

      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

       

      Monitor: TBD


      • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
      • Tuesday, July 26, 2022
      • 5 sessions
      • Virtual Zoom Room 1-Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code: 071222NI-2
      • 9
      Register
      This workshop will be live-streamed via Zoom, but a simultaneous in-person option is also available. Note that class time is Pacific Time. 

      Nothing is as important to a professional artist's or designer's career as a carefully created portfolio. Yet very few people have one that they're proud to show. Something always seems to get in the way of sitting down and figuring out just how you want to define your work, what you want to focus on, and whom you want to attract with a curated group of pieces you've made. Whether you're blowing the dust off your old portfolio, or creating a new one from scratch, this class takes you through the process of creating a strong portfolio step-by-step, identifying concrete objectives, finding holes that need to be filled, and providing encouragement and review along the way.

      High schoolers applying to college, people applying to grad school, recent grads about to start the job search, people applying for a job in a design field or in academia, or artists who want to get their work into viewable order either physically or online--all need up-to-date portfolios-- and all are welcome.


      Details:

      • Registration for this online workshop will close on Sunday, July 10th at 8:30 pm.
      • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. The Zoom link will remain the same for all sessions. Please watch for this email
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. 


      Instructor Bio - Natalia Ilyin:

      Professor of Design, Design History, and Criticism at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Natalia also teaches studio classes in brand and identity design, design for social activism, and transition design. Natalia is also Founding Faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts, advising design grad students on critical and contextual studies. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Yale University, The Cooper Union, and the University of Washington, and has acted as Critic for the MFA in Graphic Design at Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design.

      A former National Director of Programs for the AIGA in New York, she has given talks and workshops at Microsoft, Boeing, Rhode Island School of Design, Maine College of Art, California College of Art, Art Center College of Design's Toyota lecture series, the Wolfsonian Museum, The Henry Art Gallery, and many other very nice places. She has published four books on design criticism and many articles in a wide variety of publications. She worries that people often don't present their work in ways that will support their visions for themselves.

      • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
      • Tuesday, July 26, 2022
      • 5 sessions
      • BARN's Small Classroom on the Lower Level, Class Code: 071222NI-1
      • 5
      Register

      Registration on this page is for the workshop being held at BARN. The simultaneous online Zoom version can be found here.

      Nothing is as important to a professional artist's or designer's career as a carefully created portfolio. Yet very few people have one that they're proud to show. Something always seems to get in the way of sitting down and figuring out just how you want to define your work, what you want to focus on, and whom you want to attract with a curated group of pieces you've made. Whether you're blowing the dust off your old portfolio, or creating a new one from scratch, this class takes you through the process of creating a strong portfolio step-by-step, identifying concrete objectives, finding holes that need to be filled, and providing encouragement and review along the way.

      High schoolers applying to college, people applying to grad school, recent grads about to start the job search, people applying for a job in a design field or in academia, or artists who want to get their work into viewable order either physically or online--all need up-to-date portfolios-- and all are welcome.

      Details:

      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor Bio - Natalia Ilyin:

      Professor of Design, Design History, and Criticism at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Natalia also teaches studio classes in brand and identity design, design for social activism, and transition design. Natalia is also Founding Faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts, advising design grad students on critical and contextual studies. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Yale University, The Cooper Union, and the University of Washington, and has acted as Critic for the MFA in Graphic Design at Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design.

      A former National Director of Programs for the AIGA in New York, she has given talks and workshops at Microsoft, Boeing, Rhode Island School of Design, Maine College of Art, California College of Art, Art Center College of Design's Toyota lecture series, the Wolfsonian Museum, The Henry Art Gallery, and many other very nice places. She has published four books on design criticism and many articles in a wide variety of publications. She worries that people often don't present their work in ways that will support their visions for themselves.

      • Monday, July 18, 2022
      • Thursday, July 21, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE071822-IN-SB-1
      • 5
      Register

      Want to learn how to use professional jewelers tools? This camp is designed for the young aspiring jeweler who wants to learn how to work with metal. The skills you will be introduced to are: how to safely use a jeweler’s saw, bench shear, step shear, disc cutters, files, hammers, stamping tools, dapping tools, pliers, rolling mill and flex shaft. Each camper by the end of the camp will take home their own hand made necklace, earrings, and bracelet.

      Details:

      • This class is for youth ages 12-16. 
      • Registration closes on Wednesday, July 13 at 9:00 am.
      • 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 by July 13.
      • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • There is a materials fee of $30 included in the price of the class. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org.

      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, July 18, 2022
      • Thursday, July 21, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE071822-IN-SB-2
      • 5
      Register