Jewelry Classes

    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE-AJA112921CB
    • 9
    Registration is closed

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

    In these 6 class sessions, students will learn to make and set standard and thick walled bezels for setting oval and round cabochon cut stones. This class will also cover tube setting and 4-prong setting of faceted stones. Factors that effect each style of setting are discussed. This class is an excellent in-depth exploration of stone-setting technique.

    Tool List: Students should have these personal tools on hand.

    • Burnisher: version with slightly curved tip.
    • Beeswax or Microcrystalline wax: a soft, sticky wax for mixing charcoal dust to make stone pick-up tool.
    • Point burnisher: broken burr held in a Pin Vice handle.
    • Needle file set: including Flat, triangular, barrette.
    • 1 Flat pillar hand file
    • 1 each 600-800 grit sanding sticks
    • Split mandrels with sandpaper strips for use with a Flex shaft
    • Ten power loupe  (10X)

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, November 14th at 11:30am so that kits can be mailed in a timely manner. Please be sure to enter your mailing address when you register. Cancellations or refunds will not be issued after November 14th.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the start of the eventPlease watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application.

    Instructor Bio:

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

    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Monday, December 13, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE112921SJ
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    In this 3 session (in-studio) youth class designed for students ages 12 -16, students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises on how to: make a symbol stamped pendant necklace, a pair of disc cut metal hanging earrings and a beaded ornament. Students will get to take home each of their projects wrapped and ready to gift.  

    Details:

    • Maker Mondays are for students ages 12-16.
    • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here
    • There is a materials fee of $30 included in the price of class. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register. 

    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, December 04, 2021
    • Sunday, December 05, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE120421KL
    • 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. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/ snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 


    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 07, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Great Room - Upper Floor, Class Code JE-AJA120721DS
    • 2
    Register

    This class is all about using the camera in your smart-phone to photograph objects in metal or glass. Get more information on:

    • How-to capture natural light, augment natural light with additional lighting, and fill cards.
    • How-to tips on minimizing shadows on metal gemstones and glass. 
    • How-to use the photo editing software on your phones.

    The instructor will set up a sample “photo shoot” for several items, and show how adjustments can be made to achieve the final photo. Students will get a chance to take photos followed by discussion of ways to resolve difficulties.


    • This class is located in BARN's Great Room on the upper floor.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application.  


    Instructor Bio:

    Diane Satterwhite is an active artist living on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She manages the regional Studio Tour, and coaches artists. She is a professional photographer and specializes in photographing artists’ work. Her work is displayed in art galleries and stores. Dinah Satterwhite: 

    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, with Karin Luvaas
    • 3
    Register

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

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

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

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

    Areas generally covered during this orientation:

    • Studio safety
    • Studio orientation 

    Details:

    • Please bring a sampling of your recently made jewelry to help showcase your skills.
      • Please bring a sampling of your recently made jewelry to help showcase your skills.
      • No instruction or demos on equipment will be given. 
      • This session is designed for you to demonstrate proficiency with equipment and tools you are already familiar with.
      • Open studio is a self directed time. Trained safety monitors are volunteers and not instructors.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Skills Assessments will be conducted during Open Studio times with dates specifically noted on the calendar for three students at a time.
    • No walk-in’s. This particular assessment session is for three students only because it is held during an Open Studio time.
    • Please note that brief interruptions during your assessment may happen as it is Open Studio time also and the monitor needs to be available / have awareness of safety.
    • Safety! Please wear close-toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask (which can be found in the studio) must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.


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

    • Friday, December 10, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121021KL
    • 3
    Register

    There's nothing more special than a handmade gift. Learn how to make festive earrings with colorful enamels! Make for yourself or a gift for someone.

    This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! Learn enameling techniques and make some unique holiday inspired earrings to wear out at the end of class.

    Details:

    • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

    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, December 10, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121021KL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

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

    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 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121121SJ
    • 5
    Register

    Take your reusable gift wrapping to the next level.

    Learn how to make customized metal gift tags; using metal stamping tools and copper or brass sheet metal. Your personalized gift tags can be used year after year and for all kinds of special occasions. No experience needed, all materials and tools will be provided. 


    Details:

    • Class is for ages 12 and up.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

    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, December 11, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121121SJ
    • 6
    Register


    Want to learn how to make jewelry?

    In this 3-hour in-person class, you will learn through instructors demonstration how to efficiently use a variety of jewelers tools including a disc cutter, files, pliers and metal stampers to make customized pendant necklace.

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

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC 302 guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    Sarah teaches because she feels that making art is a creative outlet everyone should have the opportunity to experience. 

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


    • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, with Sarah Jones
    • 3
    Register

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

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

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

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

    Areas generally covered during this orientation:

    • Studio safety
    • Studio orientation 

    Details:

    • Please bring a sampling of your recently made jewelry to help showcase your skills.
      • Please bring a sampling of your recently made jewelry to help showcase your skills.
      • No instruction or demos on equipment will be given. 
      • This session is designed for you to demonstrate proficiency with equipment and tools you are already familiar with.
      • Open studio is a self directed time. Trained safety monitors are volunteers and not instructors.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Skills Assessments will be conducted during Open Studio times with dates specifically noted on the calendar for three students at a time.
    • No walk-in’s. This particular assessment session is for three students only because it is held during an Open Studio time.
    • Please note that brief interruptions during your assessment may happen as it is Open Studio time also and the monitor needs to be available / have awareness of safety.
    • Safety! Please wear close-toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask (which can be found in the studio) must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.


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

    • Friday, December 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121721KL
    • 5
    Register

    Ready to take your holiday tree decorations from good to great?

    Learn how to make festive ornaments with colorful enamels! This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! Using copper sheet we will make holiday inspired double sided ornaments.

    Do you have some fun holiday themed rubber stamps? Bring them with you and learn how to use on your ornaments.

    Details:

    • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

    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, December 17, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121721KL
    • 1
    Register

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


    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register. 


    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 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121821KL
    • 2
    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. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

    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 21, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE122121KL
    • 2
    Register

    *This open studio has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    Focused Open Studio for Enameling in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides BARN members and the jewelry community a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. This is not a class and no formal instruction will be given. Please see details below.

    Some metals are available for purchase (please bring cash or check). Ask the studio monitor for assistance.

    A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • *Prerequisite: This open studio is for students who have completed Intro to Enameling. Please check your BARN account to ensure you have completed this prerequisite by viewing the link for "Registrations and events" in your profile. To sign up you must use the registration code that was emailed to you in a previous email.
    • To get the most out of this enameling open studio, it is recommended to prepare your metal in advance so you can focus on sifting techniques and kiln or torch use.
    • $15 Enamel consumables materials fee is included in your registration.
    • Due to the safety requirements for using dry enamel, Enameling is not offered during regular open studio time.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here. Masks inside BARN are required.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.


    Skills Card

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


    Monitor: Karin Lee Luvaas 


    Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

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

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


    • Wednesday, December 29, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code: JE122921CE
    • 9
    Register

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Standard Time** 

    The tradition of "Ringing in the New Year" will take on a whole new meaning when learning how to make these beautiful little sparkly rings. Simple beading techniques will be used to weave together a variety of seed beads and crystals to create these tiny masterpieces. Kits will include enough materials to make a number of treasures . . . keep one and gift the others. A lovely and artsy way to ring in a brand new year!

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, December 13th, 4:00pm so that kits can be assembled and mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register. Refunds or credits will not be issued after 12/12/21.
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time.

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

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


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

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Saturday, January 08, 2022
    • Sunday, January 09, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE010822CS
    • 6
    Register

    In this 2 session (3 hours each) class, students will learn how to do gravity pour casting (no centrifugal casting machine required). We will discover the importance of spruces and vents. Learn to avoid undercuts in sand casting and compensate for the various shrinkages in metals. These processes are suitable for making small objects, such as charms, pendants, rings or components of larger pieces. We will be casting two items out of bronze. Students can provide their own metal if they wish to use a different metal.

    Details:

    • Previous torch use is preferred or recommended.
    • There is a $15 materials fee included in the tuition price.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form. 


    Instructor: Chris Stanley

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

    • Monday, January 10, 2022
    • Monday, January 31, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE011022SJ
    • 4
    Register

    This 3 session (in-studio) youth class is designed for students ages 10-12. Students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice how to: make a disc cut symbol stamped pendant necklace, a memory wire bead bracelet and a variety of wire rings. Students will get to take home their projects. All the tools and materials will be provided for use during the classes. 

    Details:

    • This class is for students ages 10-12. Class dates are January 10, 24 & 31. 
    • Registration will close on Friday, 01/07.
    • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here
    • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the price of class. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register. 


    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, January 29, 2022
    • Sunday, January 30, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE012922SJ
    • 2
    Register

    This 2 day (in-studio) class is designed for students of all levels to become familiar with the jewelry studio space and tools. You will learn: how to: safely and efficiently use jeweler's tools through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises. Students will start with a studio tour/facility walk through, studio guidelines, safety and policies. In addition, you will learn how to order materials & tools, acquire a jewelry studio skills card and learn about our open studio protocols.

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

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

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave available in the kitchen located on the lower level.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form. 


    Instructor Bio:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Festival of Trees Fundraiser!

    More information will be posted in 2022

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