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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.
When you sign-up, you automatically get two small to medium flasks to cast. We ask that you:
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's or Friday's. 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)!!
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$5/flask materials fee (please bring cash or check to class)
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.
There will be a materials fee of $15 added to the class cost when you register.
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 at email@example.com
This 3 session class is for those that have taken at least two 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.
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.
BARN will be closed due to road work being conducted on Three Tree Lane. There will be no access to the BARN building on this day.
In this two session class, jewelers will learn the basics of G-code programming used throughout industry for controlling machine tools, routers, plasma cutters, 3D printers etc. The focus in this class will be on the coding necessary to control the BARN CNC milling machine.
Introduction to the Milling Machine class or equivalent and the Using the CNC milling Machine in semi-automatic mode.
There is an added $10 materials fee for aluminum stock and O'hds that will be applied when you register.
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.
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.
This is a great opportunity for you to continue working on your projects. Ongoing students may work on a project together or work independently. This is a class where students need to be able to solder on their own.
This is a 4 sessions class held on Tuesdays for the month of September.
An additional materials fee of $20 will be added to the class price when you register.
Instructor Bio: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.
Contact Jane Martin: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
This 2 session morning class is designed for the curious new metal artist. The first day you will start off learning the basics and by the end of the second day you will have made your very own customized pair of earrings.
A perfect gift for a special someone or yourself ;-)
There is an additional $15 material fee that covers the costs of the first project. This material fee will be added to the class tuition when you register.
Member: $54 + $15 material fee = Total: $69
Non-Member: $65 + $15 Material Fee = Total: $80
Beginner to all levels of experience welcome. Ages 14 and up.
Students may purchase additional metals and sterling silver during class for additional projects.
Instructor Bio:Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. A proud alumna and self proclaimed class addict at BARN. With a background in ceramics and sculpting Sarah started her journey into metal arts with studio lead Jane Martin back at Yeolmalt Cabin.
Sarah Jones is on the BARN Jewelry/Fine Metal Arts steering committee and runs the open studio program.
Sarah sells her art to private collectors and her work can be viewed on Instagram @SarahJonesJewelry.
The first step in designing and making any object is translating the idea into a two-dimensional plan, and that starts with a drawing. In this class, you will learn how to add one- and two-point perspective to sketches as you experiment with different design ideas and settle on a final plan.
This class is for beginners and people who want to revisit their drawing skills. While offered through the Woodworking Studio, this class will be useful to you whatever your discipline.
He thinks of himself as a person who solves visual problems. He proposes a situation and looks to openly create a visual answer, whether it be paint, wood or combinations of media. He is not political in his work - not even angry. He's looking for the fun and the whacky.
Learning to make tools is an essential skill for the successful practice of chasing and repoussé. Most tools are fast and easy to make and will enhance your ability to move the metal just how you want or to create a unique texture that can become your signature style.
Using high carbon tool steel we will make 3 to 5 chasing tools and/or repoussé punches (liners, undercutters, running punches, forming punches, planishers) and 1 to 2 texture tools in this one-day class. You will learn the processes of hardening and tempering to make the tools long lasting. This course includes a very complete handout.
Materials fee of $5 will be applied when you register. The materials fee is for the steel rods, precut by the instructor.
This is a 200 level class. Students need to have taken at least 2 beginning level classes.
Please feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.
Instructor Bio: Nancy Mēgan Corwin is a jeweler/metalsmith, teacher, curator and writer in the field of art metals specializing in the ancient techniques of chasing and repoussé. Mēgan has artwork in a number of private collections throughout the United States, as well as The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, the permanent collection of The State University of New Mexico-Las Cruces Art Gallery, and at the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington. Mēgan is the author of the technique and gallery book “Chasing and Repoussé: Methods Ancient and Modern,” which is in it’s second printing and is published internationally. Mēgan is represented by Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA.
Recommended book: “Chasing and Repousse: Methods Ancient and Modern” by Nancy Megan Corwin
Contact: Jane Martin at Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
The beautiful jewelry studio needs to be cleaned. Please come lend a hand to help dust, wash, sweep and vacuum. We can work together to keep the studio humming along.
Registration is not required. Please drop on in!
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 level class.