BARN Classes

    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Writers' Studio, BARN, Class Code--WR091318JH+
    • 5

    Good fiction, good discussion, good people! The BARN Book Group 4 Writers meets monthly, the second Thursday of the month, from 6:30 – 8 PM in the Writers Studio. Join us on October 11 to discuss All the Light We Cannot Seeby Anthony Doerr. Here are titles we’re looking forward to reading:

    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles  

    Runaway by Alice Munro (collection of short stories)

    Amsterdam by Ian McEwan 

    Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 

    For more info, email Jenn Hager at  Members and non-members welcome! Be sure to register.

    This group is free to members and for non-members only $10 for all sessions from October 2018 through January 2019. 

    • Monday, August 06, 2018
    • Monday, December 31, 2018
    • 21 sessions
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR080618
    • 10

    Printmaking: Fob Open Studio will be a regular Monday feature.  This is un-monitored, dedicated time when BARN members with printmaking studio fob access can be sure there is no other class in session, and can make plans to print together in the studio. (Technically, Open Studio in the print studio is whenever there is not a class in session. Check both the Print and Book Arts calendars; if there is no class for either of these studios, you are welcome to come in and work.)  But Mondays are a reliable time to work on your own projects that do not require further instruction, no need to check the calendar.  Up to 10 print studio members can work at one time.  If there is high demand, we will begin having formal online registration for this time period.  Until then, you can just show up.


    • Prerequisite: BARN Member and Print Studio fob access (authorized by the Studio Lead after completing the prerequisites for unmonitored time in the studio).
    • There is no fee for this time.  It is part of your BARN membership.  
    • Open studio users are expected to know where studio tools, supplies, and equipment is kept, to respect the standards and policies posted for studio use, to be considerate of others, and to leave the studio neat and clean when finished.     
    • A variety of print paper is available for purchase in the print studio.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 

    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    • Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    • 18 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR082118AR+
    • 3

    Word War is a weekly sprint writing meet-up, where participants will be timed for four twenty-five minute intervals, writing as many words as they can for as long as the timer is running, with short breaks in between. Word counts will be recorded, and we'll turn dedicated, focused time and light-hearted competition into two of the most productive hours of our week! 

    There will be no sharing or critique, only fast-paced, supportive-but-competitive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. 

    This group is free for members and only $20 for non-members from August through December.

    Organizer: Amelia Ramsey is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she studied modern Southern literature and an indie-published author of dozens of steamy romantic shorts, novellas, and novels. She writes and publishes on Amazon under two pseudonyms she's too embarrassed to share with anyone. She's currently working on her first non-romantic

    If you are a BARN member who is interested in joining, contact Amelia at

    • Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN-Jewelry Studio, Class Code:
    • 6

    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 an intermediate to advanced level 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:

    • Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO091118JI
    • 6

    From a single piece of wood, carve a pair of pliers with handles and jaws that actually move. Or carve a ball that's inside a cage with openings so small that your friends will wonder how you squeezed the ball inside. Or make a chain with links of solid wood — just how is that done?

    In this three-session class, you'll learn tricky carving techniques like these from master carver Jeff Iller. This class is open to hose who already have some carving experience. BARN offers Beginning Carving classes every other month, and Iller is also happy to help you learn at the weekly meetings of the North Kitsap Woodcarver's Guild, which meets from 6 to 9 pm. each Thursday at the Sons of Norway Hall, 18891 Front St. NE in Poulsbo.


    • Open to ages 8 and older, although those 12 and under must have an adult with them.
    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.
    • In addition to the class fee, a $10 materials fee will be collected when you register. This covers wood and shop supplies.

    Instructor: As a third-generation woodworker, Jeff Iller learned about woodworking tools and knives early on. By high school, he was winning ribbons with his wood carvings at his hometown fair. Around 1996 Jeff found room for a shop and he has carved ever since. He’ll carve most anything, but prefers to innovate with the working tools to carve multiple parts inside one piece of wood and to make physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carvings on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.

    Iller says he was taught early on that he could make anything from wood. He is still trying to prove that statement wrong.

    • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE091218SJ
    • 4

    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.

    • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL091218GM
    • 0
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    Learn to create a stained glass window in this five session class for all levels of experience.

    Bainbridge glass artist Gregg Mesmer, from Mesolini Glass Studio will guide you through the step-by-step process of building a stained glass window measuring approximately 20" x 20". You will learn contemporary, innovative, and efficient methods to create this art piece, methods that he has honed over his 40 years as a glass artist. 

    You will learn or expand your glass cutting skills, with tips from a pro.

    Students will also learn studio safety & protocol, required to use the BARN Glass Studio.

    There is an additional materials fee of $75 that will be added to the cost of class when you register. The materials fee will cover everything from glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, to miscellaneous other supplies. Students are encouraged to use glass from the glass studio however, you can buy or bring your own.

    NOTE:  In order to use Open Studio time for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting, window construction, grinder use, work space prep, and clean up.  This course will address those competencies.

    Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times!

    Gregg Mesmer, of Mesolini Glass Studio. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both recognized with the 2015 Island Treasure Award, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio. They have been cutting glass professionally for decades. Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication; all aspects of creating stained glass art; and leading, soldering and glazing of stained glass windows. Over the years, they have worked on many community projects.  Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.

    • Thursday, September 13, 2018
    • Monday, December 31, 2018
    • Writers' Studio, Upper Floor, left at the front door, and 3rd door on the left.

    The Welcome to the BARN Writers' Studio is designed for members. Before attending one of these sessions, be sure you are a BARN member and have obtained your fob for entry into BARN.

    Then, at this orientation session with Amelia Ramsey, she will give you the information you need to have fob access into the Writers' Studio. Please contact Amelia by clicking here to set up a time convenient for both of you to meet.

    • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    • Saturday, October 06, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO091518TB
    • 0
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    Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this four-week component of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.

    You will build a two-compartment tote, handy for storing or carrying silverware, garden tools or other items. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common hand tools. You will learn to use:

    • measuring and marking tools
    • crosscut and rip cut hand saws
    • hand planes
    • chisels
    • hand drill (bit and brace)
    • coping saw


    • A materials fee of $15 to cover the wood and shop supplies will be added to the class fee when you register and pay.
    • Beginners are welcome.
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools in either order. Both classes are required for students who want to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    • Instructor: Todd Butler, assisted by Dick Culp. Both grew up in woodworking families and have studied hand tool use at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Todd is a furniture-maker through his part-time business, The Butler Did It, and uses hand tools regularly. Dick is on the board of directors at the Port Townsend school and has taught hand tool classes at BARN.

    • Sunday, September 16, 2018
    • Sunday, December 23, 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Electronic & Technical Arts

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This is a free event for members. For non-members, it's $20. Bring cash or check. Or purchase a punch card at BARN or from our website under the tab "About BARN." No need to register. Just drop by!

    • Monday, September 17, 2018
    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO091718TN
    • 0
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    Learn the fundamentals of working with hand and power tools and go home with an elegant bench in this four-day intensive class. Beginners are welcome, but before the first session you need to have taken BARN's Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class or have previous woodworking experience approved by the instructor (details below).

    This class walks you through the critical steps of making a well-crafted project:
    • You will learn the basic principles about designing projects built of wood, and then design your bench.
    • You will learn to properly square and machine the parts, using power tools including the jointer, planer and table saw.
    • Working with chisels, hand planes and hand saws, you will cut and fit the joints: dovetails and wedged tenons with through mortises. You will learn to use water stones to sharpen the chisels and plane blades.
    • There will not be time in the class for finishing, but you will learn options that you can complete on your own.


    • If you have not already taken our Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 class and the classes listed on the calendar are full, please email using this form and we will open a spot for you. Use the same form to contact the instructor for a review of your skills other than by taking this class.
    • A materials fee of $21 to cover wood (poplar) and shop materials will be added to the class fee when you register and pay.
    • There will be a dinner break of approximately an hour each evening. You will be free to leave, but we suggest bringing food and eating in the Commons at BARN. A refrigerator, microwave, plates and utensils are available for your use.

    Instructor: Ted Newman studied woodworking and assisted in classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He is active in BARN's woodworker group and volunteers as a safety monitor.

    • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL091818JC-2
    • 2

    In this technical workshop students will learn how to approach cutting, grinding and polishing different types of glass. We will cover safety procedures and proper uses of tools. Each student will be asked to arrive with two separate types of glass. You are encouraged to bring in found object glass such as bottles, jugs, bowls, jewelry, and miniature sculptures. Also bring in a hand made object such as a fusing, pattern bar, murrini or casting. 


    • Prerequisite for this class: A-Z of Fused or Casting class.
    • This workshop is not designed to finish cold working pieces yet to provide the foundation and information to comfortably and independently use the equipment.
    • Closed toed shoes, long hair tied back, safety glasses, ear protection are all required. Plan to get wet in the process as well. Please bring a sketchbook to take notes. 

    Instructor Bio:
    Jason Chakravarty began incorporating glass through the use of neon into his sculpture in 1998 while attending Arizona State University. He was employed for four years at a commercial neon sign shop where he learned technical fundamentals of the neon process. In 2002 he began illuminating hot shop forms and kiln casting glass while attending graduate school at California State University Fullerton. He has taken workshops nationwide including at Pilchuck, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Penland School of Crafts, and University of California San Diego. He has taught neon and kiln casting workshops worldwide including Arizona State University, Corning Museum of Glass, Goggleworks, Arrowmont School of Crafts, The Glass Furnace, Urban Glass, Cleveland Institute of Art, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Appalachian Center For Crafts, Bezalel Academy of Art, and Penland School of Crafts. His work has been shown in over 100 exhibitions. Currently his work is represented at Adam Blaue, Corning, Duncan McClellan Gallery, Habatat Galleries, Hive Contemporary, Kuivato Gallery, Penland Gallery, Piece and Vetri Gallery. He is a full-time artist and splits his studio time between Arizona and Washington.

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    • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI091818TW
    • 5

    *This class was originally scheduled for Sept. 11th but has been moved to Tuesday, September 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

    Lace knitting is all about making strategically placed decreases and holes (yarn-overs) in your knitting to create beautiful, intricate, flowing designs that look much harder to make than they really are.

    Come to the Fiber Studio on Tuesday late afternoon, the 18th and 25th, in September for no stress hands-on sessions where you will become familiar with common lace knitting techniques and make a knitted lace bookmark (or scarf). This drop-in session is for new knitters or more experienced knitters wanting to expand their range of techniques. You should be confident with basic knitting skills.

    Students Should Bring: - Bring yarn and needles two sizes larger than what is called for with that yarn: around 50 yards of fingering weight yarn to make a bookmark; or 200+ yards of worsted weight yarn to make a scarf. 

    (We encourage students to go to Churchmouse, our local Bainbridge Island yarn store, for material supplies.)

    There is an additional Materials Fee of $5. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to the first session.
    Class handouts will be provided. 

    Instructor Bio:
    Terry Winer is a long-time knitter, spinner, dyer, and sewist who enjoys creating a community of fiber artists who get together work on their fiber projects.  She can be found most Wednesdays, mid-day, spinning or knitting with her fellow BARN members in the Fiber Arts Studio.

    • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD091818CS
    • 3
    This event has been canceled. Another class is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 PM. To register for that class, please click here.

    This class is a benefit for BARN members only. 

    Learn how to use the Media studio to make simple audio recordings.  Upon completion, you will be qualified to use the studio recording equipment.  In addition, you will be granted FOB access, have access to the Google calendar to reserve studio time, have access to Google Drive storage for sharing your work with yourself at home, and will be given instructions on how to maintain an orderly studio so that others will not be confused or disoriented.  A brief introduction to equipment that may be used outside of the studio will also be given.  

    Note: Onboarding training is a requirement for unsupervised use of the Studio.

    Please register as class is limited to 3 students.

    Contact: Chris Walker at

    • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MA091818CS+
    • 4

    Please note: This series of classes is a special interest group offering  only for students and mentors participating in the Spartronics Robotics Program at Bainbridge High School. A code is required for registration.

    In this class students will learn fabrication techniques by making the parts needed to complete a Stirling Cycle Engine from a kit. The machine tools used will include the lathe, milling machine, and drill press. 

    Each session is limited to 4 student participants and 2 mentors. The class fee is $10/session with each session running 2 hours. 

    Sessions will be on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. We anticipate there will be at least 10 sessions required to finish this project. Students are encouraged to sign up for as many sessions as they can and to sign up at least 2 weeks in advance. If the project finishes sooner there will be refunds given.

    If you have any questions, please contact Julie Leung, Program Coordinator at or 206-842-4475 x 221. 

    Spartronics students can direct questions to Kenneth.


    Stan Stumbo, Jerry Erickson, Peter Moseley, Chris Stanley

    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

    The September classes for Learning Manufacturing Techniques for Robotics include the following dates:

    Sunday September 2

    Tuesday September 4

    Sunday September 9

    Tuesday September 11

    Sunday September 16

    Tuesday September 18

    Sunday September 23

    Tuesday September 25

    Sunday September 30

    • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio

    Looking to become involved in the Kitchen Arts Studio?

    Whether you would like to volunteer, teach, or rent the kitchen for personal use, you are invited to attend a Kitchen Studio orientation! 

    Orientation is free, but registration is required so we know how many attendees to expect. 

    Orientations will be held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, at 10:00 am. 

    There are also evening classes available. Please see our calendar to register for the evening session.

    • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE091918HS
    • 0
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    Introduction to Welding Studio Power Tools (Free)

    Students will familiarize themselves with the use of power tools in the Welding Studio. Tools that will be covered are the chop saw, horizontal and vertical band saws, drill press, hand and stationary grinders and/or "porta-band". All students  should participate in this free Welding: Introduction to Power Tools before signing up for any of our Fabrication Class.

    The Fabrication and Project Classes and Assisted Studios are based on students' ability to safely and comfortably use hand and stationary power tools available in the welding studio for cutting, grinding, and preparing materials.

    This class or prior shop experience is a prerequisite for signing up for Fabrication and Project classes.  Contact the Studio Lead if you have questions.


    • This class does not cover welding equipment which is covered in MIG and TIG #1 and #2. Please see the Metal Fabrication calendar for these classes.
    • This power tool safety class is free, but please register as class size is limited.
    • The class begins with a safety briefing.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN. 
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  
    • Minimum class size is 2.  If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 
    If you have questions please contact Henry Sharpe, Studio Lead,

    • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code WE081618RA
    • 3

    This is a Welding Assisted Studio for members and non-members to work on personal projects. Assisted studios have a $15 fee for Members and $25 for Non-members. This class is for those that have had MIG 1, 2, or 3 OR previous welding OR plasma cutting experience. A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment, welding techniques, and fabrication. (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    Registration is required.

    Participants may practice their welding skills or pursue their projects and are encouraged to bring their own project materials. There will be a safety refresher. Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

    An additional materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel (or an 18" x 18" sheet for plasma cutting), filler wire, gas, and consumables will be added to the class price when you register.

    BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  

    If only one student has registered 48 hours before the open studio time, the assisted studio will be cancelled. 

    Teacher/Monitor:  Henry Sharpe

    Contact Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe, (

    • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS091918PM+
    • 5

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. 

    Please register for each Wednesday's Open Studio you would like to attend so we know who is coming.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Peter Moseley -,
    Stan Stumbo-

    • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio

    Looking to become involved in the Kitchen Arts Studio?

    Whether you would like to volunteer, teach, or rent the kitchen for personal use, you are invited to attend a Kitchen Studio orientation! 

    Orientation is free, but registration is required so we know how many attendees to expect. If there are no registrants, the class will be cancelled.

    Orientations will be held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 PM.

    There are also morning classes available. Please see our calendar to register for the morning session.

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio, Class Code: JE092018JM
    • 2

    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.

    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.

    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.

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: ME092018CS
    • 2

    Form a rectangular metal container suitable for a box, loaf pan or a planter in this introductory sheet metal class.

    You will learn to cut and bend sheet metal using a jump shear and a brake.   

    No prior sheet metal experience is required, although it will be helpful to have taken the free Sheet Metal Safety Class. This class will include a safety briefing.


    • There will be an additional materials fee of $10 for sheet metal will be added to your total when you register for class.
    • There is a class size limitation of 4 students. This is for safety so the instructor can focus on and help students. The minimum class size is two.  If only one student has registered 48 hours before the studio, the class will be cancelled.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    Instructor:  Chris Stanley: Model Maker, Educator, Artist. Chris spent the last 18 years teaching it all in the industrial design program at The Art Institute of Seattle.

    Contact Instructor with any questions: Chris Stanley at or Henry Sharpe at

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO092018MJL
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    Join us in our afternoon 'Book of the Month' Club held the third Thursday of the month. Sometimes called the traditional name Asa-No-Ha Toji (Hemp Leaf Binding), Japanese stab bound books are a beautiful way to bind single sheets together to make a book form. 

    This month we will decorate a box and fill it with sampler stitch patterns and templates.  You'll go home with a handsome box filled with stitch designs and the skills to make many more templates, and endless stitch designs.

    A Materials fee of $10 will be added when you register. 

    These classes are taught by a variety of instructors, and you can expect great ideas, excellent teaching and experience.

    This class is being offered by MJ Linford.

    This class series is also being offered in the evenings on the first Tuesday of the month. Please see the Book Arts Studio Calendar.

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 2

    This class will qualify you to use Fiber Arts Studio sewing machines in workshops that have this class as a prerequisite.  This class will also qualify BARN members to use the sewing machines in the Studio for independent sewing projects.  

    Get acquainted with the features and functions of the Studio sewing machines. This class will teach you how to:

    • set up the sewing machines for use;
    • thread the machine;
    • use the machine controls;
    • identify and use the sewing stitches that are best for your sewing project;
    • switch presser feet for different kind of sewing tasks; 
    • navigate the machine manual to better utilize the functions of the equipment;
    • Troubleshoot machine problems.
    Free to Members. Non-Members are $10.
    Please register so we know how many people will be coming.

    There are several 1-session classes to choose from.  Check the BARN Fiber Arts Studio Calendar for different times to take this class..

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI092018BG

    Our monthly meet ups are a time to gather community, meet a special guest, and learn a hands on kitchen skill. This month we are featuring a talk by Briley Proctor on: The Vanishing Tradition of Appalachian Salt-Rising Bread.

    Briley will walk us through the roots of this tradition in her family and the method used to make this interesting and flavorful bread.

    We will get to sample and see for our selves what has kept this unique bread a favorite for generation after generation.

    This is free to members, and $5 for non-members. 
    Please register so we can plan for enough bread to sample!

    Posted 8-18-18/tt

    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry studio, Class Code: JE092018CS
    • 0
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