Jewelry Classes

    • Friday, June 29, 2018
    • Saturday, June 30, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio
    • 7
    Register

    Do you want to cast outside of class? 

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

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

    What's included

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

    • keep your waxes under 2.5 grams (for now)
    • cast in Bronze or Sterling. We will have some metal for sale, but please feel free to bring your own. If you are using scrap, please clean and remove all solder beforehand.  (If you want to cast in a different metal, please be sure to email us ahead of time.)

    Additional Flasks

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

    Casting Club Requirements

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

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

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

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

    What To Expect

    On Friday evening, we will be investing, so come with your pieces sprued, weighed (don't forget to record your wax weight & bring it) and attached to the sprue base, so we can jump right in.  Don’t plan on there being time to sprue your work during this time.  If you have any concerns or would like some advice on spruing, come to open studio on Monday, June 18, 5 - 8pm or Friday, June 29, 10am-1pm.   We have set aside a locker where you can leave your sprued flask if you so choose.  During investing, we’ll have time to make some last minute adjustments and weigh our metals.  When everyone's done investing we’ll clean up and figure out the pouring order for the next morning.  You're welcome to stay to help load the kiln for its’ overnight burn. 

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

    We are offering a special introductory cost for our inaugural Casting Club -- $35 (+$5/flask)!!

    **The Rotary Auction & Preview Night are on Friday evening & Saturday morning and parking may be limited at BARN.**

    Contact Info castingclubbarn@gmail.com

    Cost  $35

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


    • Thursday, July 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals
    • 20
    Register

    We will be boxing up the sorted jewelry that day.


    Have a necklace that is collecting dust in your jewelry box or a pair of earrings that you just are not wearing any more?  BARN and the Women’s Shelter Jewelry Project would love to re-purpose it.  All types and styles of jewelry are accepted, even if broken, a single earring or anything.

    Please come help clean, sort and package any and all jewelry. This is a free community project but please register so we know how many volunteers will be available. Ages 10 and up, no experience necessary.

    We will give jewelry to Kitsap, Mason  and Jefferson Counties area women’s shelters. Donations boxes are located at Esther's Fabric Store, Soul Mates, Adorn, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts and BARN. 

    Contact: Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Monday, July 09, 2018
    • Thursday, July 12, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio, Class Code: JE0718RK
    • 6
    Register

    For youth ages 8 to 12
    (4 session class)

    Wheels, Boats and Ziplines! -- four days of setting our building ideas into motion. We'll make things with wheels, things that float, and that zoom down a zip-line-- all with leftover scrap materials. Structured learning with a chance for self-directed but guided practice. 

    Possible projects:

    Scrappy Box Car
    Wooden Sailboat
    Tin Box Paddle Boat
    Zip-line Action Figure
    Parachute Guy
    Catapult Toy
    Velcro Toss Game

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    Rachel Mari Knudson is an arts educator and facilitator. The founder and creator of Sticky Art Lab, a waste recovery and creative reuse studio in Berkeley, California, she now lives on Bainbridge Island. Rachel is an avid volunteer and community organizer, always looking for ways to collaborate with linkable organizations. She approaches each project with the notion that waste equals food for the creative process, and that reuse is one exciting way to combat over-consumption. Through her programs, participants learn to stay resourceful, collaborative, curious, and confident. Whether leading a workshop for teens, adults or young children, Rachel is known to light up the room as she works to uplift each individual's artistic potential.
    • Saturday, July 14, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE071418CE
    • 1
    Register

    Exploring Bead Weaving ~

    Students will select a template on which to design and practice techniques of bead embroidery. Basic tools, beads, charms and a variety of embroidery stitches will be used to create a unique and sweet little heart. Embellishment and finishing techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.  A finished piece could be made into a brooch, pendant, bracelet or a variety of other applications.  

    A $15 material fee will be added to class fee.

    All levels welcome.

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

    Please bring a bag lunch. Coffee, tea, refrigerator and microwave are available at BARN.

    Contact Studio Lead: Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE071818CLB
    • 5
    Register

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

    This is an intermediate level class for those that have taken at least 1 jewelry or metals classes from BARN or another school.

    $20 material fee will be added to class fee when you register
    Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.

    Charles will be giving a lecture at BIMA, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art on Friday, July 20th.  This event is sponsored by Seattle Metals Guild and is free. 

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

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE072318JM+
    • 10
    Register

    In this 4-day class, you will make beads of all sorts and then create jewelry with the beads. Techniques you will explore are: wire wrapping beads and beach glass, making a hollow metal bead, making and firing clay beads. You will also learn how to string and make clasps.

    There will be a Materials Fee of $35 added to the price of class when you register. 

    • Please complete and bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Please plan to bring a lunch daily.
    • Dress appropriately for working in the Jewelry Studio: long pants and closed-toed shoes.
    Instructors include:

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

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

    Chris Stanley is a fourth generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education, teaching a wide variety of classes for the Art Institute of Seattle. 

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. A proud alumna and self proclaimed class addict at BARN. With a background in ceramics and sculpting Sarah started her journey into metal arts with studio lead Jane Martin back at Yeolmalt Cabin. She is on the BARN Jewelry/Fine Metal Arts steering committee and runs the open studio program. Sarah sells her art to private collectors and her work can be viewed on Instagram @SarahJonesJewelry.


    • Monday, July 30, 2018
    • Thursday, August 02, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE073018JM+
    • 7
    Register

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

    There will be a Materials Fee of $50 added to the price of class when you register. 

    • Please complete and bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Please plan to bring a lunch daily.
    • Dress appropriately for working in the Jewelry Studio: long pants and closed-toed shoes.

    Instructors include:

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

    Jennifer Stenhouse is a jewelry maker and sculptor living and working in Seattle. She has been teaching Metalsmithing and casting since 1992. She developed the Metalsmithing program at Savannah College of Art and Design, taught at the Vermont Art Exchange, and currently teaches in the Seattle area.


    • Saturday, August 11, 2018
    • Sunday, August 12, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio, Class Code: JE081118JM
    • 10
    Register

    This is a beginning level class where students will learn how to form, cut, file, and solder sterling silver wire in order to make a chain necklace. Various patterns of sterling silver rings are available students to choose from. 

    For ages 14 years and up.

    Materials fee of $20 will be added to class fee upon registration.

    Bring a bag lunch if you would like. BARN has a refrigerator you can store your lunch in.

    Instructor: Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. She is the Jewelry Department studio lead and her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle.


    • Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Arts Studio, Class Code: JE081418SJ
    • 6
    Register

    For youth ages 8 and up.

    This class is designed for the bead lover, treasure hunter, creative maker.

    No experience needed, ages 8 and up. Sort through hundreds of beads to find your treasures. Then learn how to make a one of a kind memory bracelet. Students will receive a step by step demonstration by the teacher, tool use instruction and supervision through out the class.

    There is an additional $10 materials fee that will be added to the class cost when you register.

    All supplies and tools will be provided.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. A proud alumni and class addict of BARN, Sarah has a background in sculpture and ceramics, she started her journey into metal arts with studio lead Jane Martin back at Yoalmalt cabin.

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

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


    • Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Arts Studio, Class Code: JE0818SJ-2
    • 6
    Register

    For youth ages 8 and up.

    This class is designed for the aspiring jewelry maker.

    No experience needed for this introductory class, ages 8 and up welcome. Learn how to make charms with sheet metal and a disc cutter. Students will receive a step by step demonstration by the teacher, safety and tool use instruction and supervision through out the class.

    All supplies needed including metals, jump rings and one silver chain necklace is included in the class fee.

    All tools needed will be provided for student use during class.

    There is an additional $20 materials fee that will be added to the class cost when you register.

    All supplies and tools will be provided.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. A proud alumni and class addict of BARN, Sarah has a background in sculpture and ceramics, she started her journey into metal arts with studio lead Jane Martin back at Yoalmalt cabin.

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

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


    • Thursday, August 16, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE0818SJ
    • 5
    Register

    For youth ages 8 and up.

    This class is designed for the creative maker wanting to try fine Metal arts Jewelry making.

    No experience needed for this introductory class, ages 8 and up welcome. Learn how to make a one of a kind stamped metal cuff. Students will receive a step by step demonstration by the teacher, safety and tool use instruction and supervision through out the class.

    All supplies and tools will be provided.

    Important Notes:

    • Please bring this permission slip to the first day of class.
    • Minimal financial assistance available. Please apply here.
    • If you would like BARN to know any specific information about your child's allergies or learning needs, please email Julie Leung: julie@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. A proud alumni and class addict of BARN, Sarah has a background in sculpture and ceramics, she started her journey into metal arts with studio lead Jane Martin back at Yoalmalt cabin.

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

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


    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio, Class Code: JE082118JM
    • 7
    Register

    This 3 session class is for those that have taken at least one jewelry making class and have soldered as well as those that have been making jewelry for a while.  Punching out circles, dapping and forming, soldering 2 halves together and finishing will be covered.  Learn how to make a perfect sphere in this class. Cubes, free forms and wire beads are shapes to be made as well.  Soldering skills will be advanced.  

    A Materials Fee of $20 will be added to class fee upon registration.

    Instructor: 
    Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. She is the Jewelry Department studio lead and her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle.

    • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio, Class Code: JE082818JM
    • 4
    Register

    Do you have beach glass that you have saved for years? Join us in the Jewelry Studio and make it into jewelry.  We will wire wrap or grind holes in some, and set some in sheet sterling silver. You will learn to saw metal, use jeweler's pliers, and solder. This is a beginning and intermediate level class.

    Bring your beach glass treasures as well as ceramic shards to the first class.  Also bring glasses so that you can see details 10 inches in front of your nose.  The studio has reading glasses to lend. 

    There will be a Materials Fee of $20 added to the class cost when you register.


    Bring a bag lunch if you would like. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.

    Instructor: 
    Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. She is the Jewelry Department studio lead and her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle.

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