Jewelry Classes

    • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE121019NA
    • 7
    Register

    In this 2-session workshop you will learn to repair the hand tools, which have been damaged in the jewelry studio. Hammer faces and dapping punches will be resurfaced and polished. Side cutters will be sharpened and pliers will have rust and nicks removed so they will no longer scar soft metals during use. Tools like dividers and brass slide gauges will be modified for easier use. Soldering tweezers will be straightened, strengthened, and repaired. 


    If some of the names of these tools baffle you, then this class will help you identify the tools you're using and help you to know how to fix your own tools when needed. The class will learn safety practices for the use of the Grinder and the Buffing Machines. Polishing compounds for mirror finishes on steel hammer faces will be covered.


    Details:

    • This is a beginning level class.  
    • No materials fee for this class.
    • BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980s. She authored the book, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P Excel Awards, in 2018.


    Nanz Aalund, certifications@bainbridgebarn.org



    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: JE121119AV
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Have you ever built a project and then been disappointed by the design result? By making quick, easy scaled models first, you can play around with different design solutions and settle on one that incorporates your favorite elements — before you embark on building the full-size project in wood, metal or other materials. Scaled models are also useful for artists working on projects such as books with popup or fold-out elements.

    Designing anything in three dimensions really benefits from using three-dimensional models. In this two-session class, you will learn how to build scaled physical models that are classic 3-D design aids. You'll be working mostly with paper, card stock and basswood, and you will be encouraged to modify your models as you experiment with design and technique.

    This two session class covers:

    • tools and materials that professional modelmakers use.
    • how to choose the appropriate scale for your model, and why it's sometimes useful to scale up a model (if your ultimate project is small, such as a ring) as well as to scale down (if you are designing something big, such as a table).
    • tools useful for ensuring accurate models.
    • techniques for cutting, assembling and modifying accurate models.

    At the first session, you will learn about the tools and materials and make a simple model of a project suggested by the instructor. At the second session, you will make models and experiment with design options for a project of your own choosing. The overriding principle is to have fun both in making models as well as discovering how to further refine your design.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • The materials fee includes the cost of an architect's scale, which you will be able to take home and use for future models.


    Instructor: Alec Vassiliadis studied models from a very young age. He built  lots of scale models of planes, cars and boats, and painted, altered and sometimes destroyed them. "So, naturally, I gravitated to architectural school, where I excelled at building models," he said. After working as an architect for about a year, he gave up on paper as a medium of design and fell back into building models. It did not take long before he was turning his life passion into a profession. He has been building models for architects and industrial designers for the past 40 years.




    • Saturday, December 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE121419JL-1
    • 3
    Register

    Link sterling silver jump-rings into a pair of unique earrings in the striking and popular Byzantine chain pattern.  Learn simple wire-wrapping to adorn your earrings with pearls. Freshwater pearls, in a choice of colors, are included in the materials kit. Spend a convivial afternoon with friends new and old, and leave with fabulous new jewelry to enjoy yourself or delight a gift recipient.

    Because such a short list of simple hand tools is required to make a very diverse selection of patterns, chain making is an ideal, and relatively portable, activity to continue enjoying long beyond the close of the class. Students are encouraged to bring favorite beads to incorporate into their work. No torch work is required for this class.


    Details:

    • This is a beginning level class.  
    • $25 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
    • 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.

    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Julia Lowther Growing up in Monteverde, Costa Rica, my hands were always busy with embroidery, crochet, weaving, and other fiber arts. I moved to Seattle in 1996, discovered metal, and quickly gravitated to chains -- an appealing transformation of stiff, unruly wire into flexible structures of satisfying weight. The manual dexterity gained from decades of needlework translated neatly to working at a jewelry scale. I believe the craft arts have immense value. They are the best and finest expressions of the alliance between our big brains and our opposable thumbs. Fine craft is living art, coming down off the walls, taking to the streets, making every day artful and special, and inviting people to join the community and become makers themselves. 


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, December 14, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE121419JL-2
    • 5
    Register

    Link sterling silver jump-rings into a pair of richly textured earrings in the appealing Square Maille chain pattern. Learn simple wire-wrapping to adorn your earrings with pearls or beads. A choice of various bead or pearl colors are included in the materials kit. Spend a convivial afternoon with friends new and old, and leave with fabulous new jewelry to enjoy for yourself or to delight a gift recipient. 

    Because such a short list of simple hand tools is required to make a very diverse selection of patterns, chain making is an ideal, and relatively portable, activity to continue enjoying long beyond the close of the class. Students are encouraged to bring favorite beads to incorporate into their work. No torch work is required for this class.


    Details:

    • This is a beginning level class.  
    • $25 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
    • 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.

    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.


    Instructor: Julia Lowther Growing up in Monteverde, Costa Rica, my hands were always busy with embroidery, crochet, weaving, and other fiber arts. I moved to Seattle in 1996, discovered metal, and quickly gravitated to chains -- an appealing transformation of stiff, unruly wire into flexible structures of satisfying weight. The manual dexterity gained from decades of needlework translated neatly to working at a jewelry scale. I believe the craft arts have immense value. They are the best and finest expressions of the alliance between our big brains and our opposable thumbs. Fine craft is living art, coming down off the walls, taking to the streets, making every day artful and special, and inviting people to join the community and become makers themselves. 


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Monday, December 16, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121619SJ
    • 7
    Register

    Early Release Monday kid friendly holiday craft.

    With step by step instructions, you will learn how to make brass or copper wire stars using a wire jig. You can make 6 individual star ornaments or attach your stars to twine or ribbon to make garland. Keep it simple or choose from hundreds of assorted beads to make your stars unique.  


    Details:

    • To register your youth please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youths first and last name (if different than yours). 
    • Please complete and return this fill-able PDF minor permission form
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given.
    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. 
    • $10 materials fee is included in class tuition.
    • Students with all levels of experience welcome.  Ages 8-13.  


    Instructor Bio: Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a background in ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. Her journey into metal arts and jewelry started in a beginner class gifted to her by her family. Completely hooked, she continued to take every class available to her while also assisting teachers, shadowing and learning from some of the PNW’s best. 

    When she’s not in her studio making her own art or spending time with her family, she enjoys teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts, introducing them to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    Sarah's current work can be viewed on Instagram @sarahjonesjewelry


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE121819KL
    • 1
    Register

    Jewelry Studio Orientation & Skills Assessment

    This class is designed for participants who want to have access to open studio times and already have previous experience making jewelry

    Participants will need to demonstrate basic tool use and studio safety.  For BARN Guests and Members, successful completion of the short class will be allowed access to the Jewelry Studio for working on projects of your choosing during monitored Open Studio hours only.  This class does not apply to personal use of the kiln or casting equipment. 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 for the skills class:

    • Personal safety
    • Sawing and filing
    • Shears
    • Soldering solo
    • Rolling Mill
    • Pickling
    • Flex-Shaft
    • Polishing/ Buffer


    Details:

    • Please bring a sampling of your recently made jewelry to help showcase these skills.
    • Skills Assessments will be conducted during Open Studio times, twice monthly, dates specifically noted on the calendar for one student at a time.
    • There is a $10 class registration to reserve time with the monitor on duty for this assessment review.  No walk-in’s. This particular assessment class is for one student 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 jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Friday, December 20, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE122019KL.1
    • 0

    Holiday inspired enamel earrings:

    Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel! Fired glass can be added to fabricated, cast, or even metal clay jewelry. It's fun, easy, and the results are stunning!


    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!  You will experiment with stamping, stencils, and decals.  All base materials will be provided including gift boxes.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $20 materials fee is included in the tuition.


    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, Keith Lewis, Heejoo Kim, and Aurélie Guillaume 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 20, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE122019KL.2
    • 5
    Register

    Holiday inspired enamel earrings:

    Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel! Fired glass can be added to fabricated, cast, or even metal clay jewelry. It's fun, easy, and the results are stunning!


    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!  You will experiment with stamping, stencils, and decals.  All base materials will be provided including gift boxes.


    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $20 materials fee is included in tuition.


    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, Keith Lewis, Heejoo Kim, and Aurélie Guillaume 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

    • Wednesday, December 25, 2019
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

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


    • Wednesday, January 01, 2020
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

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


    • Saturday, January 04, 2020
    • Sunday, January 05, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE010420KL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This two session class will introduce you to the art of stone cutting. Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process. All base materials will be provided. Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional varieties of rough stones and are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.


    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

    • Monday, January 06, 2020
    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE010620SJ
    • 5
    Register

    Middle Schoolers: join us for creative time after school this winter! In this six-week class, students will be introduced to jewelry studio tools and equipment the first three weeks, followed by three weeks of guided project time to practice and build on their newly-learned skills. Students with all levels of experience are welcome!

    Tools, equipment and content covered in this class will start with an introduction to basic use of jeweler tools of the trade, sawing, bench shear, step shear, guillotine, circle and shape cutters, dapping tools, stamping tools, rolling mill, flex shaft, introduction to metals, studio guidelines safety and policies.  

    Come see what you can create in the BARN Jewelry Studio!  


    Details:

    • To register your youth please enter in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youths first and last name (if different than yours). 
    • Please use parent/guardian email address when registering so that notifications will reach you.
    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. This class is for current 7th and 8th graders.  
    • Snacks will be provided at the beginning of each class. 
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • $20 materials fee is included in class tuition.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given
    • If you have any questions, email jessh@bainbridgebarn.org

    Instructor Bio: Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a background in ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. Her journey into metal arts and jewelry started in a beginner class gifted to her by her family. Completely hooked, she continued to take every class available to her while also assisting teachers, shadowing and learning from some of the PNW’s best. 

    When she’s not in her studio making her own art or spending time with her family, she enjoys teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts, introducing them to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    Sarah's current work can be viewed on Instagram @sarahjonesjewelry


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, January 07, 2020
    • Thursday, January 09, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE010720NA
    • 6
    Register

    In this two session class we will cover metal fabrication techniques for ring making. Using the Rolling Mill to “mill” wire for making rings (aka - shank stock) in copper will be covered. Simple stacking rings will be made to use in simulated “repair” procedures. Cast jeweler’s bronze rings will also be used for sizing and re-pronging practice. Students who may have past projects that they feel could be saved with a bit of repair, are encouraged to bring them to this class. Repair specific sawing, filing, sanding and polishing will be focused on and practiced. 

    This is a skill building class. You will not have time during class to complete a finished project, but can do so in Open Studio with your newly acquired skills. Competent independent soldering is required to keep up with the pace of instruction.

    Details:

    • This is a beginning level class.  
    • $20 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.


    Instructor: Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980s. She authored the book, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P Excel Awards, in 2018.



    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Friday, January 10, 2020
    • Friday, January 17, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE011020JH
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Starting from one flat sheet of metal, you can create three-dimensional geometric designs and figurative drawings using chasing and repoussé techniques. 

    In this class, you’ll learn methods for transferring a line drawing onto sheet metal. Then, following the pattern or drawing on your metal, you’ll create dimension by “pushing” the raised portions of your design from the back of the metal using repoussé punches. From the front side, you’ll complete the design by refining the shapes, and adding texture and detail using chasing tools. 


    Details:

    • This is a beginning / intermediate level class.  Students should know how to saw, pierce, drill, anneal, and file metal. Riveting and soldering skills will be helpful but not necessary.
    • $15 materials fee is included in the class tuition.
    • Students please bring:
    1. Pen, notebook, fine-point Sharpie or other pen that writes on metal
    2. 6” metal ruler 
    3. If you want to work in silver, please bring your own 24 or 22 gauge sterling sheet at least 2” x 4” (if you have a larger piece, don’t cut it)


    Instructor: Joan Hammond began working in metal in 1994, when she started taking metalsmithing classes as an antidote to documenting computer software. What she discovered was a medium that not only utilized her previous training in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, but also opened the possibilities of creating art that can be worn. Family artifacts and history, plants and animals, and the textiles and jewelry of non-Western cultures inspire her current work, which Hammond executes using the techniques of chasing and repoussé. Her long-time interest in Asian art, which deepened when she studied calligraphy and tea ceremony in Kyoto, Japan, continues to influence her aesthetics and sense of design.

    Hammond exhibits locally and nationally, and her work has been published in Metalsmith magazine’s Exhibition in Print. She is a member of the Seattle Metals Guild; has served on the Board of Northwest Designer craftsmen; and co-chaired a national conference for the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

     

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE011420KL
    • 5
    Register

    In this class you will learn some basic drawing and painting skills to enhance your jewelry designs. If you already have drawing and painting experience, this class will build on your skill set.

    No need for enameling experience, bring your ideas and learn how to turn your artwork into wearable jewelry! 

    Liquid enamels provide endless possibilities when applied to metal.  In this class we will use torch and kiln fired enamels.  You will be introduced to graphite pencils, watercolors, acrylic, and oil paints.


    Details:

    • This is a beginning / intermediate level class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • Previous painting and drawing experience is not required however it will give you an advantage in this class.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • Students please bring:
      • A few photos, images, or ideas to use as inspiration


    Instructor: Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With a fine arts degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Keith Lewis, Heejoo Kim, and Aurélie Guillaume 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

    • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE011620JL
    • 2
    Register

    By drilling and sawing through (copper or sterling) sheet metal we will create beautiful shapes.  When these shapes or patterns are soldered to a backing, the cut out patterns can read as lights and darks when oxidized.  We will be drilling, sawing, filing, soldering, pickling, sanding and do some finishing if there is time.  People taking this class should have some experience with soldering.  We will cover basic sweat soldering, drilling with the flex shaft, sawing techniques, filing, and sanding.    


    Details:

    • This is a beginner / intermediate level class. 
    • $20 materials fee is in included in the class tuition.
    • There will be sterling silver for purchase.  Please bring cash or check if interested.
    • Students please bring:
      • Ideas of designs or patterns
      • If you have trouble seeing 10-20 inches away, it is recommended you bring reading glasses.


    Instructor: Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas where she studied with world-renowned enamel artist Harlan Butt.  She has continued here education over the years with apprenticeships, trade school training, and skill building classes.  She believes in learning by doing, and continues to home her skills, practicing and acquiring new techniques from other jewelers and is continually expanding the definition of her jewelry.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    • Sunday, January 19, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE011820JS
    • 4
    Register

    There are many simple approaches to designing and working in wax that can be applied to many forms of jewelry, wearable art, and functional objects. Learn how to carve wax for your purposes with precision. Challenge yourself to improve your skills in wax by tackling complex designs and patterns while incorporating stones as either a focus or accent component. We will use primarily carving waxes to create models. Learn tips and tricks used by the pros to create accurate patterns for waxes to be potentially cast in any metal.

    We will focus on designs, tools, tips, tricks and setting stones in wax models.

    Wax models can be cast with the casting club or sent to a casting service.

    Details:

    • This is an intermediate level class.
    • Prerequisite: previous wax carving class.  If you have not taken wax carving before please check our calendar for upcoming Wax Carving classes.
    • $20 materials fee is included in class tuition.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • Students may bring their favorite tools (studio tools will be available for use).

    Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse’s a jewelry artist, sculptor and educator. She has made her home and studio in Seattle, Washington for the past 20 years. She has been teaching art and jewelry classes, workshops, lectured and exhibited throughout U.S. and Mexico for over 25 years. Jennifer is currently in the process of researching for a book she is writing on the History, Timeline, and Technology of Jewelry Casting, and is the current president of the Seattle Metals Guild.

    Recognized as an outstanding educator and known expert in the arena of jewelry casting, Jennifer has more recently teaching at the college and adult continuing education levels. Currently, Jennifer works as a production jeweler for Baleen, teaches jewelry classes and workshops. 

    Education: MFA – University of Wisconsin – Madison, BFA – University of New Mexico 1989

    Graduate Print making Internship – Tamarind Institute / UNM 1989

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    • Thursday, February 06, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE012120SJ
    • 2
    Register

    In this six session (4 hours each session) beginner skills class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will be introduced to basic studio tools and equipment with instructor demonstration and lots of student hands on experience time. The class is designed for the curious, the hobbyist, or a new jewelry/metal artist. Also suitable as a refresher class for artists looking to get reacquainted and familiar with the studio.

    Tools, equipment and content covered in this class will start with an introduction to basic use of jeweler tools such as: sawing, filing, bench shear, step shear, rolling mill, hammers, soldering, torches, pickling, flex shaft, circle and shape cutters, dapping tools, introduction to metals, how to order your own supplies, studio guidelines safety and policies.

    By the end of this 3-week class students should feel comfortable working independently and practicing their skills in the jewelry studio during open studio times and ready to take specialized project classes.

    Details:

    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. 
    • $25 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
    • Students with all levels of experience welcome. Ages 14 and up. 
    • For tuition assistance click here to complete the online application form.  
      If you have any questions about the tuition assistance application process, please contact our Program Manager Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org or call (206) 842-4475 x221.


    Instructor Bio: Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a background in ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. Her journey into metal arts and jewelry started in a beginner class gifted to her by her family. Completely hooked, she continued to take every class available to her while also assisting teachers, shadowing and learning from some of the PNW’s best. 

    When she’s not in her studio making her own art or spending time with her family, she enjoys teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts, introducing them to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    Sarah's current work can be viewed on Instagram @sarahjonesjewelry


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio JE012320KL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ongoing casting for Certificate of Craft Program Students Only.

    What To Expect: 

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

    Session 2, 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!!


    • 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.

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • Sunday, January 26, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE012520KL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This two session class will introduce you to the art of stone cutting. Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process. All base materials will be provided. Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional varieties of rough stones and are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.


    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, January 28, 2020
    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE012820NA
    • 4
    Register

    In this two session class, we will cover simple gemstone identification. Using basic information about gemstones like hardness, optical properties, fractures, and luster, this class will help students begin to identify some popular gemstones, while learning the tell tale traits of classic gem imitations. Gemstone families, cutting styles, facet names, and how to use a jeweler’s loupe will be covered. The origins of birthstones, famous gemstone myths and ancient gem lore will be discussed.   

    Details:

    • This is a beginning level class.  
    • $5 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.


    Instructor: Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980s. She authored the book, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P Excel Awards, in 2018.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Friday, January 31, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE013120KL
    • 3
    Register

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


    This is an action packed class!  Bring your notebook and be ready to get hands on.


    Details:

    • This is a beginner / intermediate level class.  Previous soldering skills are suggested but not needed.
    • $50 materials fee is included in the tuition.  This kit fee covers diamond drill bits and burrs, sterling silver, as well as practice stones.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • Students that have taken Intro to Lapidary class are encouraged to bring some stones they cut in class.


    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, February 01, 2020
    • Sunday, February 02, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE020120ML
    • 4
    Register

    This workshop has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Students will increase their design vocabulary through a series of exercises using paper, metal and found objects. There will be one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Each student will bring samples of their work to share with the class and one piece that they are willing to exchange with another student. Challenge yourself out of your comfort zone. You’ll learn how to confidently resolve your "I’ve been thinking about this but I’m not sure where to take it" moments, and leave with an increased ability to design the jewelry you want to make.


    Details:

    • This is an intermediate / advanced level class.
    • Prerequisite: You must have made multiple pieces of jewelry.
    • $15 materials fee is included in class tuition.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • Sterling Silver Wire and sheet will be available for purchase. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN.
    • Students please bring:
      • Several examples of your current work
      • One piece that you are willing to hand over to another student
      • One piece that is not finished

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Micki Lippe, currently living in Seattle, received a BFA from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1965. For the past 40 years her jewelry has been exhibited throughout the United States. Micki's work was a part of the 2010 Tacoma Art Museum Biennial and the 2017 metals exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum. Her jewelry has been shown in many books -  including Adorn and the 500 Earrings book. In 2010 she was awarded the Alumni of Distinction from Washington University, her alma mater. In 2015 Micki was the recipient of the Seattle Metals Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.  Micki has taught jewelry classes in Seattle and other cities for many years. 

    She served as founder and president of the Seattle Metals Guild, on the board of Pratt Fine Arts Center and as president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. With the Guild she currently runs The Women's Shelter Jewelry Program and is chair of the Symposium Committee.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    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.

    • Monday, February 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA020320CS
    • 1
    Register

    This class is for beginners or intermediate students and is designed to teach you how to work with the Hardinge lathe. It is geared toward  beginners who have an interest in making tools and accessories for jewelry making. You will be also producing a small cylindrical lidded container.


    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio.  Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves.  Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's.

    Instructor:

    Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop
    For questions please contact the instructor acstanley3@mac.com


    • Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE020420JH
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learning how to form metal using the hydraulic press opens new possibilities for your work! In this class, you’ll learn how to create multiples of the same shape, which you can turn into beads, pendants, and components for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. If you’re using textured metal, you won’t lose any detail as you form the components. 


    Students will learn how to: 

    • Texture metal using the rolling mill
    • Cut disks using the disk cutter and form them using dapping punches or a dapping block in the hydraulic press
    • Create squares, diamonds, teardrops, and other non-spherical shapes using pre-made silhouette dies and the hydraulic press

    Students will be able to produce a bead, a pair of earring dangles, or a pendant. They will also have time to create samples of each forming technique.


    Details:

    • This is a beginning / intermediate level class.  Students should know how to saw, pierce, drill, anneal, and file metal. Riveting and soldering skills will be helpful but not necessary.
    • $15 materials fee is included in the class 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.
    • Students should bring:
    Pen, notebook, fine-point Sharpie or other pen that writes on metal, 6” metal ruler

    Optional: texturing punches, textures to run through the rolling mill 

    If you want to work in silver, please bring your own 24 or 22 gauge sterling sheet at least 2” x 4” (if you have a larger piece, don’t cut it)


    Instructor: Joan Hammond began working in metal in 1994, when she started taking metalsmithing classes as an antidote to documenting computer software. What she discovered was a medium that not only utilized her previous training in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, but also opened the possibilities of creating art that can be worn. Family artifacts and history, plants and animals, and the textiles and jewelry of non-Western cultures inspire her current work, which Hammond executes using the techniques of chasing and repoussé. Her long-time interest in Asian art, which deepened when she studied calligraphy and tea ceremony in Kyoto, Japan, continues to influence her aesthetics and sense of design.

    Hammond exhibits locally and nationally, and her work has been published in Metalsmith magazine’s Exhibition in Print. She is a member of the Seattle Metals Guild; has served on the Board of Northwest Designer craftsmen; and co-chaired a national conference for the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

     

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Friday, February 07, 2020
    • Saturday, February 08, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE020720ML
    • 4
    Register

    This workshop has prerequisites. Please see below.

    This workshop is designed to help you overcome problems you have been having while soldering and learn to use the Smith Little Torch. We will focus on the individual needs of each participant.
     

    In this class you will learn to solder hollow forms, wire structures, and findings. In addition you may bring in pieces that have been making your life difficult and move into new soldering territory. 

    There will be demonstrations and exercises. Students will solder a series of samples. Finished work will be optional.


    Details:

    • This is an intermediate / advanced level class.
    • Prerequisite: You must be proficient in soldering.
    • $10 materials fee is included in class tuition.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • Sterling silver wire and sheet will be available for purchase. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN.
    • Scrap brass and copper will be available, please note these solder differently from Silver
    Students please bring:
      • An assortment of sterling silver, both wire and sheet (metal from your scrap bin will work fine).
      • Sterling Silver - Sheet - 28, 26 - about two square inches of each
      • Wire - 22, 20, 18, 16, 14 gauge - about 6 inches of each
      • Solder - easy solder - 1 square inch.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Micki Lippe, currently living in Seattle, received a BFA from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1965. For the past 40 years her jewelry has been exhibited throughout the United States. Micki's work was a part of the 2010 Tacoma Art Museum Biennial and the 2017 metals exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum. Her jewelry has been shown in many books -  including Adorn and the 500 Earrings book. In 2010 she was awarded the Alumni of Distinction from Washington University, her alma mater. In 2015 Micki was the recipient of the Seattle Metals Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.  Micki has taught jewelry classes in Seattle and other cities for many years. 

    She served as founder and president of the Seattle Metals Guild, on the board of Pratt Fine Arts Center and as president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. With the Guild she currently runs The Women's Shelter Jewelry Program and is chair of the Symposium Committee.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    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.

    • Sunday, February 09, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE020920KL
    • 6
    Register

    Valentines Day inspired enamel pendants:

    Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel! Fired glass can be added to fabricated, cast, or even metal clay jewelry. It's fun, easy, and the results are stunning!


    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!  You will experiment with stamping, stencils, and embellishments.  All base materials will be provided including gift boxes.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.


    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, Keith Lewis, Heejoo Kim, and Aurélie Guillaume 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

    • Monday, February 10, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA021020CS
    • 1
    Register

    This class is for beginners or intermediate students and is designed to teach you how to work with the Hardinge lathe. It is geared toward  beginners who have an interest in making tools and accessories for jewelry making. You will be also producing a small cylindrical lidded container.


    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio.  Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves.  Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's.

    Instructor:

    Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop
    For questions please contact the instructor acstanley3@mac.com


    • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE021120JL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ever want to get a second chance with a piece, or want two or more of the same item?  We will be making silicon molds that can be injected with wax to make duplicates.  The waxes can then be cast in one of our casting classes or our casing club if you are approved to attend.  Please bring several small pieces of your own original work, carved waxes, non copy written object, or piece of nature you might want to mold. (no rubber or hollow objects)  Bring options to choose from. 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.   

    Details:

    • This is a beginner / intermediate level class. 
    • $20 materials fee is in included in the class tuition.
    • This class is molding and injecting wax, no metalwork.
    Students please bring:
      • Several small pieces of your own work, carved waxes, non copy written object, or piece of nature you might want to mold.  (no bigger than 2 1/2" x 3/4" in size and no rubber or hollow objects)
      • Bring options to choose from.
      • 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.

    Instructor: Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas where she studied with world-renowned enamel artist Harlan Butt.  She has continued here education over the years with apprenticeships, trade school training, and skill building classes.  She believes in learning by doing, and continues to home her skills, practicing and acquiring new techniques from other jewelers and is continually expanding the definition of her jewelry.

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Friday, February 14, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE021420CE
    • 6
    Register

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


    Details:

    • This is a beginner all levels class
    • $20 materials fee is included in the class tuition.


    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 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.

    • Saturday, February 15, 2020
    • Sunday, February 16, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE021520KL
    • 2
    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 will have an opportunity to purchase additional varieties of rough stones and are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.


    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

    • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    • Friday, February 21, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio JE022020KL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ongoing casting for Certificate of Craft Program Students Only.

    What To Expect:

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

    Session 2, 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!!


    • 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.

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE022220JL
    • 3