Jewelry Classes

    • Thursday, January 31, 2019
    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE013119JM
    • 0

    During this 4 session class, you will learn many jewelry techniques: stamping and wire working, soldering a band ring, and setting a cabochon stone. You will make sterling silver rings of many types. All skills levels welcome.

    There is a materials fee of $25 added to the price of class.

    Instructors include:

    Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.


    • Saturday, February 16, 2019
    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL021619CS
    • 3
    Register

    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

    This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

    This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A  learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a cad design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.





    - JGH


    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio
    • 8

    Open Studio: Wednesday, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 
    You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like!

    If you’re interested in using open studio time, please attend one of our orientation and skills assessment sessions, listed on the calendar. During skills assessment sessions we will show you around and ask you to demonstrate your experience with certain tools, which will then qualify you to use those tools during open studio time. If you do not know how to use the tools, you may need to take a beginner class to become qualified.

    Open Studio is not a class where instruction will be given. Open Studio times allow users to have a work space to finish projects they may have started in other Jewelry classes. Again, Skills Assessment and Orientation are a must to have access to Open Studio.

    Open studio is free for members, and $20 for non-members (please bring cash or check made out to BARN).
    No need to register, just drop on in to any Wednesday session.

    Studio access

    If you’re a non-member (or a member who has forgotten your key fob) and find the front door locked when you show up for a class or open studio session, please call the studio and we’ll let you in. Jewelry Studio phone number is
    206-842-4475, ext 213.

    Questions? Contact Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio JE042619AG
    • 7
    Register
                        

    Do you want to cast outside of class? 

    Come be a part of BARN’s Casting Club!!

    This is an exciting opportunity to practice casting your own work in precious metals.  This is a Hands-On experience. You'll have an opportunity to do every step in the casting process yourself. This isn't a class, but more like an open studio for casting. It will require some casting experience (see below) and teamwork. We've started this club to give our community a chance to cast on a regular basis. We plan on growing and evolving to include the casting of 3D printed pieces and mold making.  If you're interested in participating, see requirements and specifics below.

    What's included

    When you sign-up, you automatically get two small to medium flasks to cast. We ask that you:

    • keep your waxes under 3.5 grams (for now)
    • cast in Bronze or Sterling. We will have some metal for sale, but please feel free to bring your own. If you are using scrap, please clean and remove all solder beforehand.  (If you want to cast in a different metal, please be sure to email us ahead of time.)

    Additional Flasks

    If you’d like to cast more than two flasks, please email us so we can confirm there is available space.  Each flask beyond the two allotted will incur an additional materials fee paid on the investing day.   (All participant’s first two flasks will have priority over additional flasks in case of a full kiln).

    Casting Club Requirements

    You need to have taken at least one lost wax centrifugal casting class in the last 5 years where you poured your own metal. (Or have enough experience with lost wax centrifugal casting that you are comfortable casting on your own.   If this is the case, shoot us an email so you can get approved.)

    Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants to the casting day.  Non-flammable natural fiber is best. Please bring something to tie back loose hair and don’t wear loose draping clothing.  

    We have dust masks, safety glasses and gloves that you can use, but feel free to bring your own.

    To participate you must be 18 years or older (special circumstances must be cleared with the Jewelry Studio beforehand)

    What To Expect

    On Friday evening, we will be investing, so come with your pieces sprued, weighed (don't forget to record your wax weight & bring it) and attached to the sprue base, so we can jump right in.  Don’t plan on there being time to sprue your work during this time.  If you have any concerns or would like some advice on spruing, come to open studio on Monday or Friday.  We have set aside a locker where you can leave your sprued flask if you so choose. During investing, we’ll have time to make some last minute adjustments and weigh our metals.  When everyone's done investing we’ll clean up and figure out the pouring order for the next morning.  You're welcome to stay to help load the kiln for its’ overnight burn. 

    On Saturday morning, come with appropriate casting wear (& hair up).  After a review of the days plan we will get everything ready for the pour.  Teams of 2 people will take turns casting until we finish. When all of the flasks are poured everyone can help clean up and show off their work!!

    Casting Club -- $35 

    $5/flask materials fee (please bring cash or check to class)

    Contact Info castingclubbarn@gmail.com




    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio Class Code: JE022519CE
    • 3
    Register

     Exploring Bead Weaving: Fanfare Bracelet

    A unique assortment of beads and cup chain creates a sweet bracelet that makes a huge statement.  On a foundation of two holed tila beads, sparkling cup chain is secured with bugle beads and tiny seed beads.  A mighty but small magnetic clasp creates the perfect finale!


    Level: Beginning / Intermediate

    Teacher Bio: 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 am 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. 

    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio, Class Code: JE100318SJ
    • 7
    Register

    This four session class is designed for the aspiring jewelry maker.

    This is a beginner level class where some torch or soldering skills are required. Learn how to make post earrings with sheet metal and a disc cutter. Students will receive a step by step demonstration by the teacher, safety and tool use instruction and supervision through out the class.

    Details:

    • Please wear cotton clothing, no loose dangling item, close toed shoes and your hair tied back. 
    • If you wear glasses, please bring them as we will be working with very small objects. 
    • All tools and materials needed for this class will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own tools and material, just make sure they are visibly labeled.
    • There is an additional $25 materials fee for metals, ear posts, and backs, etc. that will be added to the class cost when you register.
      Member price: $178+25=$203. Non-Member price: $190+25=$215.



    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With a background in ceramics and sculpting, Sarah started her journey into metal arts with studio lead Jane Martin back at Yeolmalt Cabin. She enjoys teaching beginners and youth because witnessing people have that “aha” moment never gets old. And introducing youth to hands on trade skills and opportunities is priceless. 

    Sarah Jones is also a studio monitor and on the BARN Jewelry/Fine Metal Arts steering committee 

    Sarah sells her art to private collectors and her work can be viewed on Instagram @SarahJonesJewelry.


    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE022819JM
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    During this 4 session class, you will learn many jewelry techniques: stamping and wire working, soldering a band ring, and setting a cabochon stone. You will make sterling silver rings of many types. All skills levels welcome.

    There is a materials fee of $25 added to the price of class.

    Instructors include:

    Jane Martin  has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island Parks Department. She is a founder of BARN and teachers in the Jewelry Department. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle.


    • Saturday, March 02, 2019
    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE030219KL
    • 0

    See our calendar for additional classes on March 23 and April 6.

    This two session class (Saturday and Sunday) 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 will have an opportunity to purchase additional varieties of rough stones and are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

    No jewelry experience needed for this class. 

    Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    Instructor Bio:

    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 Luvaas enjoys volunteering as a studio monitor and is active on the BARN Jewelry/Fine Metal Arts steering committee. 

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

    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Friday, March 08, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE
    High school students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights. Upcoming dates:  April 12, and May 10. Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends.

    No pre-registration is required, although all students will need to sign in and out.

    Questions: contact BARN at 206-842-4475

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from Bainbridge Community Foundation.

    MARCH 8th features:

    Plasma Cutting in the Welding Studio -- The Welding Studio will be open and will be assisting interested teens in hand held Plasma Cutting.  There will be a sign-up sheet to sequence those interested..

    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed-toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.
     

    Bead or Leather Wrapped Copper Bracelets in the Jewelry Studio with Chris Eisenberg - With hardware store basics, a handful of beads and a little bit of time you can make this unique and beautiful bangle bracelet. Techniques include metal cutting, hammer texturing, forming, and wire wrapping.


    String Press Painting with Lauren Campbell - Create beautiful original works of art using string dipped in paint, laid out on paper: fold, press, and pull. Each press makes two mirror images. You can make them into cards or cut on the fold for a beautiful piece or art.


    • Saturday, March 09, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio Class Code: JE030919CE
    • 2
    Register

    Combining beads with wire to create chains for hanging focal pieces or extending beaded ropes is the perfect way to personalize and finish your projects.  Students will explore different gauges of wire, bead sizes and tools while creating a variety of unique and eye-catching links. These links will be used to create a sampler chain or a quick reference clip.  Pick your favorite link and begin a chain to wear alone or use to dangle a special pendant from.  Simple beaded clasps will also be covered. Chain making is a very systematic, relaxing and satisfying process and a wonderfully useful addition to other jewelry.

    This is a Beginner class, no jewelry experience needed for this class. 

    Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Teacher Bio: 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 am 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. 

    • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE031319CE
    • 1
    Register

    Kumihimo braiding is a relaxing way of making beautiful and innovative jewelry.  This class will introduce you to the basic tools and supplies specific to this technique and get you started on your first gorgeous braided cord bracelet.  Ending techniques and addition of beads will also be covered. A perfect lightweight and compact project for travelers!!!

    No jewelry experience needed for this class. 

    Ages 14+ are welcome

    Teacher Bio: 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 am 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.

    • Sunday, March 17, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    • Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code:JE031919JM
    • 10
    Register

    This is a great opportunity for you to continue working on your projects. Ongoing students may work on a project together or work independently. This is a class where students need to be able to solder on their own.

    This is a 4 sessions class.

    An additional materials fee of $20 is included in the price of class. 

    Instructor Bio:
    Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island Parks Department. She is a founder of BARN and teachers in the Jewelry Department. She has been making jewelry since she was in high school and has a BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle.


    • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    • Sunday, March 24, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE032319KL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This two session class (Saturday and Sunday) 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 will have an opportunity to purchase additional varieties of rough stones and are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

    No jewelry experience needed for this class. 

    Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    Instructor Bio:

    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 Luvaas enjoys volunteering as a studio monitor and is active on the BARN Jewelry/Fine Metal Arts steering committee. 

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

    • Saturday, April 06, 2019
    • Sunday, April 07, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE040619KL
    • 3
    Register

    This two session class (Saturday and Sunday) 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 will have an opportunity to purchase additional varieties of rough stones and are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

    No jewelry experience needed for this class. 

    Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!

    Instructor Bio:

    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 Luvaas enjoys volunteering as a studio monitor and is active on the BARN Jewelry/Fine Metal Arts steering committee. 

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

    • Sunday, April 07, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • Thursday, April 18, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE041119SJ
    • 2
    Register


    This 2 session morning class is designed for the curious new metal artist. The first day you will start off learning the basics and by the end of the second day you will have made your very own customized pair of earrings.

    A perfect gift for a special someone or yourself ;-)

    Beginner to all levels of experience welcome. Ages 14 and up.


    Students may purchase additional metals and sterling silver during class for additional projects.

    Instructor Bio:
    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. A proud alumna and self proclaimed class addict at BARN. With a background in ceramics and sculpting Sarah started her journey into metal arts with studio lead Jane Martin back at Yeolmalt Cabin.

    Sarah Jones is on the BARN Jewelry/Fine Metal Arts steering committee and runs the open studio program. 

    Sarah sells her art to private collectors and her work can be viewed on Instagram @SarahJonesJewelry.

    • Sunday, April 21, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE042319CLB
    • 9
    Register

    This class will teach you how to paint and design with different metal colors onto background metals. The results of a two year research project for the Society of North American goldsmiths, and 25 years of ongoing research. It includes fusion applications (gold painting), making doublee, Keum-boo, depletion gilding (tumbaga, guanin), fusion inlay, overlay, incised overlay procedures and a discussion of fire gilding and substitution approaches. Control factors for free compositional choice are defined and demonstrated. Predominately demonstration and instruction with time allowing for hands on practice. 

    Details:

    • This is an intermediate level class for those that have taken at least 2 jewelry or metals classes from BARN or another school.
    • A $40 material fee is included in the registration fee. 
    • Please provide your own gold and/or gold leaf. There will not be any to purchase.
    • If you need to order gold/ gold leaf, please order through the jewelry studio by April 15th. Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • Students please bring:
    Notebook, pens, camera to record samples if desired.

    Thick (3mm/1/8th inch) copper, sterling sheet in mixed gauges, sterling wire, various carat 16-16g gold wire or some gold jewelry scrap to make wire.

    Gold enamelling foil, one to three sheets per person, OR a minimum one gram 24k gold grain or sheet for us to make keum-boo foil with. (Suggested source is a coin shop)

    Solder and soldering equipment and supplies, a hemostat is recommended.  

    Your favorite hand tools, saw, pliers, flex shaft etc. Silicon carbide separating discs, and flex shaft screw mandrel for them

    Emery paper selection

    Your favorite hammer, chasing tools, stamps, chasing tools etc.

    Wiggly pattern scissors, and any paper stamps you have (like the scrapbookers use), don’t worry about buying them if you don’t have these.


    Instructor: Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain has trained, studied and worked in Germany, Canada, and the United States to learn the skills he uses. His work and writing on the results of his technical research, have been published internationally. In 1994 Brain Press was established which documents, publishes and markets the results of his research activities. His publications include two major books, Fold-forming with Brynmorgen Press, and The Jeweler's Bench Book with MJSA Press.


    • Charles with will be giving a lecture with Nanz Aalund on  “Education to Employment Challenge in Jewelry Industry" at BARN on Friday, April 26th. This event is free. 

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio JE042419KL
    • 8
    Register
    This class has prerequisites, please see description below. 
                

    Do you want to cast outside of class? 

    Come be a part of Jewelry Studio Casting Club!!

    This is an exciting opportunity to practice casting your own work in precious metals.  This is a Hands-On experience. You'll have an opportunity to do every step in the casting process yourself. This isn't a class, but more like an open studio for casting. It will require some casting experience (see below) and teamwork. We've started this club to give our community a chance to cast on a regular basis. We plan on growing and evolving to include the casting of 3D printed pieces and mold making.  If you're interested in participating, see requirements and specifics below.

    What's included

    When you sign-up, you automatically get two small to medium flasks to cast. We ask that you:

    • keep your waxes under 3.5 grams (for now)
    • cast in Bronze or Sterling. We will have some metal for sale, but please feel free to bring your own. If you are using scrap, please clean and remove all solder beforehand.  (If you want to cast in a different metal, please be sure to email us ahead of time.)

    Additional Flasks

    If you’d like to cast more than two flasks, please email us so we can confirm there is available space.  Each flask beyond the two allotted will incur an additional materials fee paid on the investing day.   (All participant’s first two flasks will have priority over additional flasks in case of a full kiln).

    PREREQUISITES and Requirements for Casting Club:

    • You need to have taken at least one lost wax centrifugal casting class in the last 5 years where you poured your own metal. (Or have enough experience with lost wax centrifugal casting that you are comfortable casting on your own.   If this is the case, shoot us an email so you can get approved.)
    • Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants to the casting day.  Non-flammable natural fiber is best. Please bring something to tie back loose hair and don’t wear loose draping clothing.  
    • We have dust masks, safety glasses and gloves that you can use, but feel free to bring your own.
    • To participate you must be 18 years or older (special circumstances must be cleared with the Jewelry Studio beforehand)
    • There is a $5/flask materials fee included in the price of the class.

    What To Expect

    On Wednesday evening, we will be investing, so come with your pieces sprued, weighed (don't forget to record your wax weight & bring it) and attached to the sprue base, so we can jump right in.  Don’t plan on there being time to sprue your work during this time.  If you have any concerns or would like some advice on spruing, come to open studio on Monday or Friday.  We have set aside a locker where you can leave your sprued flask if you so choose. During investing, we’ll have time to make some last minute adjustments and weigh our metals.  When everyone's done investing we’ll clean up and figure out the pouring order for the next morning.  You're welcome to stay to help load the kiln for its’ overnight burn. 

    On Thursday morning, come with appropriate casting wear (& hair up).  After a review of the days plan we will get everything ready for the pour.  Teams of 2 people will take turns casting until we finish. When all of the flasks are poured everyone can help clean up and show off their work!!


    Contact Info castingclubbarn@gmail.com

    • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE042519CLB
    • 10
    Register

    In this class you will learn tips and tricks for safer, easy patination methods for metals that involve easily obtainable and even kitchen chemicals to produce a wide range of blues, greens, browns, blacks, greys and reddish tones on most metals including precious ones. Application methods and options for control of pattern and surface are described. Also addressed are dyes, paints, sealing surfaces and finish choices. Japanese approaches, smoked surfaces, immersion, pastes, bound materials, sawdusts, plant and flame resists and more are covered. The information is addressed as a compositional system. Easy is the theme.  Predominately demonstration and instruction with time allowing for hands on practice.  

    Details:

    • This is a beginner / intermediate level class
    • A $25 material fee is included in the class fee. 
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.

    Instructor: Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain has trained, studied and worked in Germany, Canada, and the United States to learn the skills he uses. His work and writing on the results of his technical research, have been published internationally. In 1994 Brain Press was established which documents, publishes and markets the results of his research activities. His publications include two major books, Fold-forming with Brynmorgen Press, and The Jeweler's Bench Book with MJSA Press.


    • Charles with will be giving a lecture with Nanz Aalund on  “Education to Employment Challenge in Jewelry Industry" at BARN on Friday, April 26th. This event is free. 


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Friday, April 26, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Great-Room
    • 50
    Register

    In this presentation you will see how recent societal changes in educational policy and industry corporate structures have created skills and compensation gaps for individuals entering the workforce.  Nanz Aalund and Prof. Charles Lewton-Brain are two dedicated educators from the jewelry field that have gathered information from multiple research surveys to illustrate the current education to employment challenge faced by youth and industry alike. 

    In this talk, Nanz Aalund and Prof. Charles Lewton-Brain will present their findings from the research and survey they conducted in 2018.

    Insights are incorporated from instructors in the field of arts education, trade organization out-reach programs, and business consultants. To complete the educational picture, they will address the recent history of high school shop classes, community college and university fine arts programs to identify challenges blocking entry into creative careers utilizing craft education. To highlight new pathways to job training, they will show the importance of community supported craft centers. 

    Details:

    • This presentation is free to attend. Bring a guest!
    • Please REGISTER so we know how many to expect.


     Nanz Aalund served as a fine jewelry designer for Nordstrom, Rudolf Erdel, and Tiffany & Co., as a marketing consultant for Neiman Marcus, and as the associate editor for Art Jewelry Magazine. She taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington under Mary Lee Hu, where she received her MFA.  Aalund continued her education at Western Washington University receiving an M.Ed in College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Nanz is the author of multiple jewelry articles published since 1993 and the two books: “Masters Gold” from Lark Books in 2009, and the AM&P Excel Award - Silver Honors recipient, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships” from MJSA published 2017.


    Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain trained, studied and worked in Germany, Canada and the United States. A distinguished Fellow of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and a Fellow of the Gemological Association of Great Britain he has lectured and taught in England, Germany, the United States, Canada and Australia. He is a consultant in the international jewelry field, his writings on his technical research have been published internationally, and he has been called upon as an expert regarding health and safety for the U.S. jewelry industry. 

    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code:
    • 9
    Register

    Fold-forming is a completely new way of forming sheet metal quickly into wonderful 3-D shapes and textures, mostly from single sheets of metal without any soldering. Fold-forming uses sheet material, folds it, works it and then unfolds it. This process is about following what the metal likes to do rather than forcing form upon the material. Forms are to some extent derived from the natural tendencies of the plasticity, ductility and elasticity of the metal.  Predominately demonstration and instruction with time allowing for hands on practice.  

    Foldforming for Bracelets In this class you will learn about using fold-forming methods for making bracelets, concentrating on techniques and folds that work for bracelets, and the most appropriate fold-forming approaches for textures and designs. Includes chasing on air, and trapping gems during unfolding of the bracelet.

    Details:

    • This is an intermediate level class for those that have taken at least 2 jewelry or metals classes from BARN or another school.
    • $40 material fee will be added to class fee when you register. 
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • Students please bring:
    • Notebook, pens, camera to record samples if desired.

      Your favorite hammers and mallets.  Best are forging and raising hammers.

      Safety goggles and ear plugs or muffs.


    Instructor: Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain has trained, studied and worked in Germany, Canada, and the United States to learn the skills he uses. His work and writing on the results of his technical research, have been published internationally. In 1994 Brain Press was established which documents, publishes and markets the results of his research activities. His publications include two major books, Fold-forming with Brynmorgen Press, and The Jeweler's Bench Book with MJSA Press.


    • Charles with will be giving a lecture with NanzAalund on  “Education to Employment Challenge in Jewelry Industry" at BARN on Friday, April 26th. This event is free. 

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Sunday, May 05, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Sunday, May 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Sunday, June 02, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Sunday, June 16, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Saturday, November 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Wide - All Studios and All Floors

    BARN Bazaar begins for public at 10 am to 3:00 pm 

    More information to be posted in October.

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