Jewelry Classes

    • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092121SJ
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This 2 session (in-studio) class, students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises: how to safely set up a soldering station, ignite your torch, anneal and solder metal together. Students will be given the opportunity to work with the industry standard Smith Little torch, propane/oxygen torches and the EZ propane torch during this class.

    This is an introduction/beginner/refresher level class, all levels of experience are welcome.

    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. 
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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



    • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE092121JH
    • 2
    Register

    This class has prerequisites. See below.

    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 detail as you form the components. 

    Students will learn how to: 

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

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

      Upon completion of this class you may want to advance to the next skill by registering for Create Cuff Bracelets Using the Hydraulic Press that begins on October 19th. You can read more and register here.

      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)


      Details:

      • This is a beginning / intermediate level class.  
      • Prerequisites:
        Students must know how to cut metal using a jeweler’s saw and the step shear; and drill, anneal, and file metal. Riveting and soldering skills will be helpful.
      • 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 apply. 

      • $40 materials fee is included in the class tuition. 

        Materials we provide are 22 and 24 gauge copper and a variety of texturing materials.


      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


      • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092221SJ
      • 4
      Register

      >This refresher class has prerequisites. Please see below

      Want to get back in the jewelry studio, but feel like you need a refresher? This 3 hour revision class is specifically designed for students who have taken the introduction to beginner jewelry skills class. Student will have a chance to get reacquainted with tool and equipment safety and practice their skills with the instructor.


      Details:

      • Prerequisite: Introduction/Beginner to Jewelry Skills class must have been completed before registering. This refresher class is not a formal class but a way for past students of the Beginning Jewelry Skills class to have an opportunity to come in and have a recap about those skills.
      • 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.


      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, September 22, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Joan Hammond, Monitor
      • 1
      Register

      Open Studio 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. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. 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.

      Skills Card

      To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. 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.

      Social Distancing and Protocols

      In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

      • 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.

      Safety in the Studio 

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.

      Monitor: Joan Hammond


      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Saturday, September 25, 2021
      • Sunday, September 26, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092521KL
      • 3
      Register

      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!

      This two session class will introduce you to the vast world of enameling. Each session you will learn different techniques that can be combined or used separately. Topics to be covered include: torch and kiln firing, painting and sifting techniques, surface textures, sgraffito, limoges, and multiple enameling techniques.  All base materials will be provided.

      In each session you will make several samples of different techniques and walk out with one or more completed pieces of enamel jewelry!

      Details:

      • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
      • $40 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
      • Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional copper to make blanks (please bring cash or check) and are welcome to bring any copper of their own.
      • 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 apply. 

      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

      • Monday, September 27, 2021
      • Thursday, September 30, 2021
      • 4 sessions
      • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE-AJA092721NA
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      **This class is for Jewelry Certificate of Craft Students only.**

      Set up your @Home learning environment. Establish online connection and learn Zoom (online learning platform) features. This class will focus on basic Zoom screen share skills. Links to tutorials and step-by-step on using this option will be demonstrated and practiced multiple times by class attendees. For teachers to be able to really coach your technique, they must be able to see your practice. Having good control of these skills will enrich your class experience.

      Details:

      • 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.

      • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to to the class start. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.

      Instructor Bio:

      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 internationally since the 1980’s. 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 national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

      • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
      • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA100621DS
      • 2
      Register

      This class is all about using the camera in your smart-phone to photograph objects in metal or glass. We will look at lighting, backdrops, props, and the use of tripods. This class will focus on how-to get a good image through Focus, Lighting, Shadows, Angle. Photo file naming conventions (.jpeg, .raw, .tiff and others) will be covered along with how-to transfer digital images to computers. Focus and lighting will be at the top of the discussion list.

      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.

      Details: 

      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. All participants will be required to wear a mask.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


      Instructor Bio:

      Ms. Dinah 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.


      • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
      • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092821CS
      • 7
      Register

      In this 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:

      • 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 apply. 


      Instructor: Chris Stanley


      • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Sarah Jones, Monitor
      • 5
      Register

      Open Studio 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. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. 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.

      Skills Card

      To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. 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.

      Social Distancing and Protocols

      In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

      • 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.

      Safety in the Studio 

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.

      Monitor: Sarah Jones


      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
      • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Monitor: Sarah Jones
      • 1
      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.
        • 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 class 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

      • Saturday, October 02, 2021
      • Sunday, October 03, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100221SJ
      • 1
      Register

      This weekend (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 acquire a 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, and the buffing wheel.

      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 samples 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 apply. 


      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


      • Monday, October 04, 2021
      • Thursday, October 14, 2021
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA100421NA-1
      • 2
      Register

      Student and Instructor at a tableGet to know the names of the tools in the student Tool Box and the tools in the Jewelry studio. Learn how to handle them safely through a series of introductory exercises. Safety teams will help each other remember and practice safe tool protocols. October 13 & 14 sessions will be an introduction to torch use for annealing, safe handling of torches with installing regulators safely as well as lighting torches.

      Safety in the Studio 

      Please read the Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio safety protocols here. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. All participants will be required to wear a mask.

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:
      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


      Instructor Bio:

      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 internationally since the 1980’s. 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 national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

      • Monday, October 04, 2021
      • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
      • 6 sessions
      • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE-AJA100421NA-2
      • 8
      Register

      In this 6 session class, we will meet online Monday and Wednesday afternoons to discuss the design exercises and share via Zoom our creative responses to them. Each class will have a slide show of a different historical design movement and explore design through thought provoking exercises.

      Design elements and principles are the basic visual toolbox of every Craft discipline. The elements form the basic vocabulary of visual design, while the principles constitute the broader structural aspects of composition. This class is the beginning of a journey to understanding how design principles and elements shape our world.

      Students will need:

      • Lead Pencils
      • Colored Pencils
      • Children’s Watercolor paint box w/brush
      • Typing paper or Sketch pad (smooth paper)
      • 12” school ruler
      • Scissors (exacto knife w/ #11 blade - optional)


      Details:

      • Registration will close on Saturday, October 2nd.

      • 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.

      • 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 apply.

      Instructor Bio:

      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 internationally since the 1980’s. 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 national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

      • Monday, October 04, 2021
      • Monday, October 18, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100421SJ
      • 2
      Register

      This three week (in-studio) class is designed for students ages 12-16 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, how to acquire a 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, files, disc cutters, 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 practice samples and handouts for future practice and revision.


      Details:

      • This class is 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.
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and would notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund would be given.
      • Wearing closed-toe shoes in the studio is required.
      • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here.
      • There is a materials fee of $25 included in the price of class. 
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


      Instructor: 

      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

      • Monday, October 04, 2021
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Sandra Leese, Monitor
      • 5
      Register

      Open Studio 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. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. 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.

      Skills Card

      To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. 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.

      Social Distancing and Protocols

      In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

      • 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.

      Safety in the Studio 

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.

      Monitor: Sandra Leese


      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Wednesday, October 06, 2021
      • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA100621NA
      • 5
      Register

      Sawing is the most basic skill to jewelry making, but that does not mean it is the easiest. Small things from the correct posture, correct grip pressure and proper foot placement can each turn gaining this basic skill into a smooth sawing experience. Application of patterns for sawing practice, loading a saw blade, and internal saw cuts will be covered.

      Safety in the Studio 

      Please read the Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio safety protocols here. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. All participants will be required to wear a mask.

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:
      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


      Instructor Bio:

      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 internationally since the 1980’s. 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 national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

      • Wednesday, October 06, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio - Karin Luvaas, Monitor
      • 4
      Register

      Open Studio 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. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. 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.

      Skills Card

      To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. 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.

      Social Distancing and Protocols

      In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

      • 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.

      Safety in the Studio 

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.

      Monitor: Karin Luvaas


      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Wednesday, October 06, 2021
      • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, with Karin Luvaas
      • 2
      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 class 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, October 08, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100821KL
      • 5
      Register

      This class has a prerequisite that must be met before registering. Please see details below.

      This four hour class will introduce you to the wonderful world of decals and how they can add fun layering depth to your jewelry.

      You will have access to all of the tools and techniques you learned in the Intro to Enameling Class.

      This class is structured for you to continue your enameling practice and students are encouraged to bring prepared copper blanks to maximize their time experimenting with enameling techniques and improving skills.

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: Intro to Enameling. See dates and sign up here.
      • $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 apply. 

      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, October 09, 2021
      • Sunday, October 10, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100921KL
      • 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:

      • 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 apply. 


      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

      • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Sue McCarthy, Monitor
      • 4
      Register

      Open Studio 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. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. 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.

      Skills Card

      To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. 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.

      Social Distancing and Protocols

      In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

      • 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.

      Safety in the Studio 

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.

      Monitor: Sue McCarthy


      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Saturday, October 16, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE101621SJ
      • 4
      Register

      In this one day (in-studio) class, students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises: how to safely set up a soldering station, ignite your torch, anneal and solder metal together. Students will be given the opportunity to work with the industry standard Smith Little torch and propane/oxygen torch during this class.

      This is an introduction/beginner/refresher level class, all levels of experience are welcome. Ages 14 and up.

      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.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


      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

      • Monday, October 18, 2021
      • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA101821JL
      • 4
      Register

      In these preparatory classes students will learn torch handling to anneal copper rod and use of the rolling mill to reduce the copper rod to exact specifications. The copper rods will then be used to create file patterned bracelets.

      This class is a prerequisite to File Cuff Bracelet beginning on October 26. You can register and read more here.


      Details: 

      • There is a $5.00 materials fee for copper rod included in your tuition price.
      • 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.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. All participants will be required to wear a mask.
      • Tuition assistance is available. To fill out our simple form, click here to apply. 


      Instructor Bio:

      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 internationally since the 1980’s. 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 national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.




      • Monday, October 18, 2021
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio - Karen Olch, Monitor
      • 5
      Register

      Open Studio 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. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. 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.

      Skills Card

      To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. 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.

      Social Distancing and Protocols

      In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

      • 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.

      Safety in the Studio 

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.

      Monitor: Karen Olch


      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
      • Thursday, October 21, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE101921JH
      • 3
      Register

      This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

      Using the hydraulic press and specially-designed forming dies, you can create synclastic and anticlastic cuff bracelets. These dies allow you to design and finish your cuff first and then form it into a cuff without distorting the design.

      In this two session class, you will learn what synclastic and anticlastic shapes are, and how to design a cuff for comfort and strength. You will be able to produce cuffs of different widths and shapes. You can use the studio's pattern plates to texture your metal or bring your own texturing material to run through the rolling mill.

      Students should bring:

      Pen, notebook, fine-point Sharpie or other pen that writes on metal, and a 6” metal ruler. If you want to work in silver, please bring your own 18 or 20 gauge sterling sheet at least 2" x 9" (if you have a larger piece, don’t cut it prior to class). 


      Details:

      • Prerequisite: Students must have taken “Add Texture and Dimension to Your Work Using the Hydraulic Press.” Please login to your BARN account and click "Events" to confirm that you have completed this class before registering. If you have not completed the prerequisite yet, you can register for this class being held on September 21st by clicking here.

      • There is a $30 Materials included in tuition for 18 and 20 gauge copper, and 20 gauge brass. 

      • 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 apply. 


      Instructor Bio:

      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 various fabrication techniques, including 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. She is an active member of BARN.


      • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
      • Thursday, October 21, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA102021CS
      • 5
      Register

      In this 2 session (2 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:

      • 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 apply. 


      Instructor: Chris Stanley


      • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Joan Hammond, Monitor
      • 3
      Register

      Open Studio 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. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. 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.

      Skills Card

      To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. 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.

      Social Distancing and Protocols

      In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

      • 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.

      Safety in the Studio 

      To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

      • Wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Tie long hair back.
      • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
      • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
      • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.

      Monitor: Joan Hammond


      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Friday, October 22, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102221KL
      • 6
      Register

      Ready to try something new? 

      Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel! 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!   Make some fun summer earrings and wear them out at the end of class.

      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 apply. 


      Instructor:

      Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

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


      Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

      • Friday, October 22, 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102221KL
      • 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 apply. 


      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, October 23, 2021
      • Sunday, October 24, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102321KL
      • 5
      Register

      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!

      This two session class will introduce you to the vast world of enameling. Each session you will learn different techniques that can be combined or used separately. Topics to be covered include: torch and kiln firing, painting and sifting techniques, surface textures, sgraffito, limoges, and multiple enameling techniques.  All base materials will be provided.

      In each session you will make several samples of different techniques and walk out with one or more completed pieces of enamel jewelry!

      Details:

      • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
      • $40 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
      • Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional copper to make blanks (please bring cash or check) and are welcome to bring any copper of their own.
      • 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 apply. 

      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

      • Monday, October 25, 2021
      • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA102521CS
      • 3
      Register