Jewelry Classes

    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092722JL
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Wax carvings photo courtesy Jody LyleThis 2 session class will introduce you to wax carving with its tools and techniques. You will have hands-on time laying out your design, carving, cutting, welding and filing away wax to expose your model.  These models are used in the lost wax casting process.  *We won’t be casting the models in this class.

    Students should bring:

    • Any carving tools you have that you would like to use

    • Design ideas you want to use or discuss

    • Magnification if you want your own

    • Apron

    • Wax pen if you have one

    • Stones you want to make a setting for. We probably won’t use them, but we can at least talk about them.

    This class is for beginners and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. but casting experience is recommended.  (We will not be casting the finished model in this class, so you will leave class with whatever wax you have carved.)  If you have no casting experience at BARN, we recommend you sign up for Lost Wax Casting.  If you want to enroll, this class fills quickly and is coming up right after Wax Carving class, so don’t delay. 

    This class is a prerequisite for Wax Carving 2

    Details:

    • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class, but casting experience is recommended
    • The casting or molding of finished wax is not included in 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:  

    Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education over the years with classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time.  She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you.  Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé.   She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, semi-precious and precious stones to create fun and beautiful pieces to be worn and enjoyed. Her work can be seen on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.

    • Saturday, October 01, 2022
    • Sunday, October 02, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100122KL
    • 0
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    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

    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100722KL
    • 0
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    Photo Courtesy Karin Luvaas

    In this short introductory class you will learn how to operate and use the CrystalBlast for all your creative projects!

    The CrystalBlast Elite 2.0 is not your normal sand blaster. This machine is the Rolls-Royce of blast cabinets and requires proper safety and operator training. The CrystalBlast is great for adding textures to metals and glass and can accommodate larger pieces up to 2 ft. Bring your note books and be ready to have your mind blown!

    Details:

    • No experience needed for this class.
    • If you have something you’d like to practice on or blast, please bring it with you to class. Practice items will be provided.
    • 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, October 08, 2022
    • Sunday, October 09, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100822KL+JL
    • 0
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    During this course, you will be introduced to the process of lost wax casting (starting with a wax piece and finishing with a metal piece). Using an assortment of waxes and materials, students will gain the basic skills of creating models. General information and some history on different methods of lost wax casting will be discussed, from the creation of a model to the completion of the metal casting. There will be some hands-on time to make a model, then students will sprue and invest their model.

    Pieces will be burned out in time for the second class where the students will be pouring their metal. The techniques of cleaning up and finishing metal casting will be covered.

    You will be introduced to different waxes to work with but this is not a wax carving class.

    Details:

    • There is a $35 materials fee included in the tuition price.

    • 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.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

    Instructors:

    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.

    Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education over the years with classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time.  She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you.  Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé.   She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, semi-precious and precious stones to create fun and beautiful pieces to be worn and enjoyed. Her work can be seen on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.

    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE101122SJ
    • 0
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    This four-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, and 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.


    This class is a prerequisite for other Jewelry Studio classes. 

    Details:

    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. Students with all levels of experience are welcome. Ages 14 and up.
    • Registration will close on October 9, 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.

    • Thursday, October 13, 2022
    • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE101322CE
    • 3
    Register

    PMC RingsPrecious Metal Clay is a clay-like material made up of fine metal particles, an organic binder and water. Working with PMC is similar to playing with PlayDoh as it can be rolled, shaped, textured, molded, and carved to your imagination's delight. Pieces are fired in a kiln which burns-off the binder and melts the particles together into a solid metal finished work of art. 

    This class will review the basics of working with metal clay and will be comfortable for both beginners and intermediate PMC enthusiasts. On day one, a variety of ring styles will be discussed and design elements explored. Students will learn about clay shrinkage and how to size rings accordingly. Stone setting in PMC will be covered and a variety of crystals will be available to incorporate into pieces All participants will be able to create a number of different rings for over night firing. Day two will allow for discussion of the fired pieces and cover a variety of finishing techniques for them. Students should have time to continue working with their remaining clay and options for additional firing.

    Details:

    • This is a beginner/all levels class.
    • $30 materials fee is included in the class tuition.
    • 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. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


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

    • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • Sunday, October 16, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE101522CE
    • 2
    Register

    Learn or review the basics of Precious Metal Clay while making a variety of unique and captivating beads. A variety of shaping, molding and construction techniques will be explored as well as ideas of how to utilize your beautiful beads in finished jewelry.

    Bring glasses playfulness and imagination!

    Details:

    • This is a beginner/all levels class.
    • Registration will close October 13th.
    • $25 materials fee is included in the class tuition. 
    • 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. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


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

    • Friday, October 21, 2022
    • Friday, October 28, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102122KL
    • 1
    Register

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

    Photo courtesy Karin LuvaasReady to work bigger? In this class you will learn new ways to incorporate enamel into wall art for your home.

    We will be using liquid (painting) enamels as well as dry enamels. We will discuss several different approaches for creating an interesting composition and layering techniques. Safety tips for working large will be covered. Good hand/eye coordination is highly recommended for this class. At the end of class you will have 2 wall pieces mounted on wood, ready to hang in your house or give as a gift! 

    Supplies Needed:

    • Several photos or images as ideas to use as inspiration. Think patterns, lines, and shapes that are pleasing to you.
    • You will have three sizes to choose from for your wood frame: 5x7, 6x6, or 8x8. Keep these sizes in mind when considering what imagery to bring.
    • If you have taken the Screen Printing or Transfer/Decals class, these would be great to use for layering.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: Intro to Enameling: Opaques. 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. 
    • Soldering skills are recommended but not required.

    • $45 materials fee is included in the tuition.

    • 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, October 22, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102222SJ
    • 0
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    This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

    Keum boo set courtesy Sarah JonesLearn how to add 24k gold to your creations, using an ancient Korean technique called Keum-boo.

    During this project class you will make a pendant or a pair of earrings out of .999 fine silver. Then learn how to bond 24k gold to it creating a stunning and unique piece of wearable art.  

    The materials and tools needed for the project will be provided for use during this class. 

    Details:

    • Prerequisites: A Jewelry Studio Skills Card or completed the Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class.
    • $60 materials fee is included in the class tuition.
    • Please bring a cotton apron and a hand towel.
    • Students are encouraged to bring their own 24gauge .999 Fine Silver sheet, and 23.5k yellow gold foil, if they would like to make multiple pairs of earrings or pendants during the class.
    • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen 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.  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


    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    • Thursday, October 27, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102522SJ
    • 3
    Register

    In this two day class, you will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises: how to safely set up a soldering station, ignite your torch, anneal and begin to solder metal together.

    You will be given the opportunity to work with the industry-standard Smith® Little torch and propane/oxygen torch during this class.

    All of the skills learned in this class will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. This class will also help you in acquiring a studio skills card for access to the torches during jewelry open studio times. You will get to take home your soldering sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision. 

    Details:

    • This is an introductory/beginner/refresher level class, all levels of experience are welcome. 
    • 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 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 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, October 29, 2022
    • Sunday, October 30, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102922JL
    • 1
    Register

    Jewelry molds photo courtesy Jody LyleHave you ever wanted two or more of the same piece? Using an injectable mold is a great way to go when doing production work. In this class we will be making silicon molds that can be injected with wax to make duplicates.

    The waxes can then be cast at a later time in one of our Lost Wax Casting classes or Independent Casting sessions. In class we will sprue the object, mix and pour the RTV material on day one. On day two, we will cut the molds and inject them with wax.

    The casting of finished waxes are not included in this class.

    Supplies Needed:

    • Please bring several small simple pieces of your own original work, carved waxes, non copyrighted objects, or a piece of nature you might want to mold. (no rubber or hollow objects) Bring options to choose from.
    • Mask
    • Apron

    Details:

    • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. but casting experience is recommended. (We will not be casting the finished wax model in this class, so you will leave class with whatever wax model you have injected.) If you have no casting experience at BARN, we recommend you sign up for Lost Wax Casting held on October 8th and 9th. If you want to enroll, this class fills quickly, so don’t delay.
    • The casting or molding of finished wax is not included in 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:  

    Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education over the years with classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time.  She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you.  Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé.   She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, semi-precious and precious stones to create fun and beautiful pieces to be worn and enjoyed. Her work can be seen on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.

    • Saturday, November 05, 2022
    • Sunday, November 06, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE110522SJ
    • 3
    Register

    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, and 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.


    This class is a prerequisite for other Jewelry Studio classes. 

    Details:

    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. Students with all levels of experience are welcome. Ages 14 and up.
    • Registration will close on November 3, 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.

    • Friday, November 11, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE111122CE
    • 8
    Register


    Beaded cuff photo courtesy Chris Eisenberg

    Work with leather cording and two kinds of beads to create this earthy cuff wearable by anyone! Fast to learn and fun to make-try different color combos to personalize for all the special people in your life!

    Bring glasses (as needed), sense of adventure and some patience!!!

    Details:

    • This is a beginner/all levels class.
    • Registration will close November 10th.
    • $20 materials fee is included in the class tuition. Includes everything needed to make a number of tiny, beaded pumpkins.
    • 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. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

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

    • Sunday, November 13, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE111322SJ
    • 4
    Register

    In this one day class, you will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises: how to safely set up a soldering station, ignite your torch, anneal and begin to solder metal together.

    You will be given the opportunity to work with the industry-standard Smith® Little torch and propane/oxygen torch during this class.

    All of the skills learned in this class will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. This class will also help you in acquiring a studio skills card for access to the torches during jewelry open studio times. You will get to take home your soldering sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision. 

    Details:

    • This is an introductory/beginner/refresher level class, all levels of experience are welcome. 
    • 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 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 Bio: 

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

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

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

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


    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • Thursday, November 17, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE111522KL
    • 4
    Register

    This class has a prerequisite. Please read the details below before you register.

    This is an exciting opportunity to practice casting your own work in precious metals. This is a hands-on experience. You will do every step in the casting process yourself so you need to be well versed and comfortable with the process. This is not a class, but more like an open studio for casting.

    Intermediate-level skills required. 


    Important:

      • Prerequisite: Introduction to Lost Wax Casting.
      • If you've had prior lost wax centrifugal casting class in the last 2 years where you poured your own metal, email us here to get instructor approval. 
      • Your payment for this independent casting includes 1 or 2 flasks equal to 500 grams of investment.
      • If you choose to cast more than 2 flasks, bring cash or check to pay for extra investment used.
      • Please provide your own metal. Bronze or Sterling are the most often cast materials. If you are using scrap, please clean and remove all solder beforehand. (You can cast in gold if you choose).

      Session 1: Investing: Must arrive with your pieces sprued, weighed (don't forget to record your wax weight & bring it), and attached to the sprue base. Please attend an open studio on Monday or Wednesday PRIOR to this session to complete your sprue work. We have a casting locker for you to store your sprued flask.

      Session 2: Casting: Come with your clean, pre-weighed metal and appropriate casting attire. Teams of 2 people will take turns casting until we finish. Everyone helps to clean up on both days.

        Details:

        • Prerequisite: Introduction to Lost Wax Casting. 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.
        • 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.


        Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

        • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
        • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE111522JL+KL
        • 5
        Register

        Learn how to carve a pendant out of wax and then fill the cells with enamel. Champlevé is a type of enamelwork made by cutting away or creating cells in a metal plate and then filling with colored enamel.

        Topics to be covered include:

        Day 1: Learn how to design, carve, and shape a wax pendant that will be cast in sterling silver.

        Day 2: Learn the art of champlevé enameling. Wet packing, kiln firing, and cleaning will all be covered.

        Details:

        • This is a beginner/intermediate class. No experience necessary.

        • $40 materials fee is included in the tuition. This cost covers 6 grams of sterling silver. Please bring cash or check to cover any additional grams of silver that you might need.
        • 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.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

        Instructor Bios:

        Artist Jody LyleJody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education over the years with classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time.  She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you.  Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé.   She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, semi-precious and precious stones to create fun and beautiful pieces to be worn and enjoyed. Her work can be seen on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.


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

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


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

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

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

        • Thursday, November 24, 2022
        • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

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


        • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE112922CE
        • 8
        Register


        Beaded wreaths photo courtesy Chris EisenbergBy weaving a variety of colorful seed and bugle beads, you can create beautiful little wreaths for every season of the year!

        Bring glasses (as needed), sense of adventure and some patience!!!

        Details:

        • This is a beginner/all levels class.
        • Registration will close November 28th.
        • $10 materials fee is included in the class tuition. Includes everything needed to make beaded wreaths. 
        • 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. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

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

        • Thursday, December 01, 2022
        • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE120122KL
        • 4
        Register

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


        Details:

        • No jewelry experience is needed for this class. 
        • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
        • 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:
        Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.

        Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

        • Friday, December 02, 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE120222KL
        • 5
        Register

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

        In this class you will learn different application methods for working with transparent enamels.

        We will be using copper to create our sample pieces and silver foil. Several demos will be given including using transparent enamel on sterling silver.

        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. 
        • 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.


        • Friday, December 02, 2022
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE120222CE
        • 8
        Register

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

        Beaded wreaths photo courtesy Chris EisenbergBy weaving a variety of colorful seed and bugle beads, you can create beautiful little wreaths for every season of the year!

        Bring glasses (as needed), sense of adventure and some patience!!!

        Details:

        • This is a beginner/all levels class.
        • Please verify your mailing address when you register. 
        • Registration will close November 17th.
        • *Please note that requests for credits or refunds will not be accepted after November 17th.
        • $10 materials fee plus $4 for shipping is included in the class tuition. Your kit includes everything needed to make beaded wreaths.
        • 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:
        Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

        • Saturday, December 03, 2022
        • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE120322KL
        • 5
        Register

        Add some fresh color to a room or porch! Learn how to make a double sided hanging mandala with colorful enamels.

        This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! We will use copper cut outs to create a mandala that can be hung as a wall hanging or an outdoor mobile.

        Details:

        • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
        • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
        • Safety: 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 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.  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.


        Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

        • Saturday, December 03, 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE120322KL
        • 6
        Register

        More than just bracelets, these are bracelets with meaning that have the potential to transform your life by manifesting miracles! With the Winter 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. 
        • $30 materials fee is included in the tuition.
        • Safety: 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 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.  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.


        Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

        • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
        • Thursday, December 08, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE090822KL
        • 4
        Register

        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

        • Saturday, December 10, 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121022KL
        • 6
        Register

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


        Details:

        • No jewelry experience is needed for this class. 
        • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
        • 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:
        Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.

        Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

        • Saturday, December 10, 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121022KL
        • 4
        Register

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

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

        Details:

        • No jewelry experience is needed for this class. 
        • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
        • 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.  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 enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate. Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


        Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

        • Tuesday, December 13, 2022
        • Thursday, December 15, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121322KL
        • 5
        Register

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


        Photo courtesy Karin LuvaasBring your design ideas to life with Champlevé!

        Champlevé is a process of filling cells with enamel and dates back to the 2nd century BC. These cells can be carved, etched, or pierced. In this class you will learn how to saw out your designs, solder and enamel the pieces to create colorful pieces of jewelry.


        We will be working in copper with opaque enamels.

        Supplies Needed:

        • Several photos or images as ideas to use as inspiration. These can be drawings, photos, or imagery. Black and white line drawings are recommended.

        Details:

        • Prerequisite: Intro to Enameling: Opaques. 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. 
        • Soldering skills are recommended but not required.

        • $35 materials fee is included in the tuition.

        • 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.


        • Sunday, December 25, 2022
        • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

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


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