Metal Arts & related upcoming events

    • Saturday, September 16, 2017
    • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 0

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    Collaborate with multiple BARN studios in this two-session class where you will create a 6” x 21” fused glass sculpture and, next, a metal stand in which to display it.

    Week one, you will cut, arrange, and layer glass in a colorful and artistic fashion. Then, the piece will be flat fired in the Glass Studio’s kiln. The next session, you will work in the Sheet Metal Studio, learning to form, cut, and spot weld metal.  The result? A fantastic stand for your tall sculpture.

    Note: In the second session on September 23, participants will work in two groups. One group will meet in the Sheet Metal Studio from 10 am-noon and the other from noon-2 pm.


    Additional Materials Fee: $43, payable by check or  cash at first class please.

    Instructors:

    Jack Archer spent a career in the sheet metal work and is now studio lead for that craft.

    Teri Smith has created fused glass art for over ten years. She particularly enjoys working with vivid colors, the reflective and transparent effects of the medium, the play of light, and the textural aspects of glass.  Mostly, she designs both functional and decorative bowls.

    • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop
    • 3

    In this two session class you will learn how to safely use the Vertical Milling Machine. The Mill is one of the most useful machines for making simple to complex parts out of metal or plastic. We will cover work holding, cutters, the rotary table, and how to deal with different materials. 

    After completion of the class you will be able to make that part that they just don’t have at the hardware store. You will leave the class with a set of coasters or other useful items that you have made.

    Additional Materials Fee: $5 for plastic and metal used during class. Please bring cash or check to the first day of class.

    Click on "Show Details" to register for this class.

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

    • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    • Friday, September 22, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island,WA
    • 0

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    Hammer by James SchumacherIn this class you will learn how to make a hammer from aluminum and brass as you learn basic metal machining techniques.

    Machining operations that will be covered in the class include basic metal turning, external thread cutting, knurling, chamfering, cutting off, milling a flat on a round workpiece, drilling, and tapping threads.

    The hammer, which will be yours to keep, will have a brass head and will be useful as a "positioning" hammer. If you want a hammer head other than brass that's 1¼ inch diameter, bring the material to the class.

    Before the class, students should view the following YouTube videos on how to make this type of hammer:

    part 1
    part 2
    part 3
    part 4
    Extra Credit video

    This is a three session class.
    BARN member: $100 
    Non-member: $120

    Additional Materials fee of $20 (check or cash) is due at the first class.

    Stan Stumbo portrait

    If you have questions, please email Stan Stumbo at stanstumbo@comcast.net or phone him at (206) 842-1458.


    INSTRUCTOR: Stan Stumbo is a professional marine mechanical engineer (retired) and is a longtime home-shop hobby machinist. 






    • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Metal Arts-Machine Shop
    • 4

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. Little or no experience is required, but you will make much more progress if you have basic experience. Bring you own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    Open Studio is free to Members and $10 for non-members. Please register 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.

    Contact:
    Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org, or Stan Stumbo-stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio
    • 0

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    The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials.  Each student will go through the set up process for MIG welding on a Miller 215 Welder. There will be approximately an hour of hands-on practice and guidance on technique.  At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead.

    This is a hands-on introduction and is the first of a two-part series. The MIG welding class is limited to 4 participants.  Small class size creates an intimate learning atmosphere for one-on-one learning.  The class is open to anyone interested in exploring the welding process from the level of novice to one who is familiar but not comfortable with the MIG welding techniques. The learning studio’s environment is interactive while encouraging questions and comments at any time. Every participant will have a welding station to practice the MIG welding process.  The goal at the end of the studio hour is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process.

    Additional materials fee of $7 for steel coupons, gas, and filler wire. Please bring cash or check to the beginning of class.

    BARN will provide:

    • ·         Welding shield or hood
    • ·         Welding gloves
    • ·         Protective welding jackets or sleeves if desired
    • ·         Hand tools
    • ·         Welders and welding station
    • ·         Practice materials

    The following is required from each participant:

    ● Long sleeve shirt and pants in natural fiber clothing

    ● Leather closed toed shoes

    ● To be on time 

    About the instructor:

    Renzo Toglia's welding experience started as a helper in his older brother's steel shop in High School. As a graduate from the U of Arizona he earned a B. S. in Structural Engineering while working each summer welding and fabricating structural steel.

    Renzo says, "The study of material properties and the experience in my later years as a ship fitter, fabricator and layout man interspersed between design engineer jobs on off-shore oil drilling rigs, supervising a gold mine operation and designing marine structures, yields my confidence to introduce you to the peek-hole to the world of welding. I look forward to sharing our knowledge."


    Contact Renzo Toglia: rtoglia@gmail.com or Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.


    • Saturday, September 23, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio
    • 2

    This class is the second of a two-part series.  It is a sequel to Introduction to TIG (Tungsten  Inert Gas) Welding Part 1.

    This class builds on the introduction provided in Part 1 which is a prerequisite.  This is a hands-on opportunity to reprise and practice what was learned in Part 1. The TIG welding class is limited to 4 participants and focuses on hands-on mentoring and practice.

    Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.

    The objective of the two part series is for you to be able to comfortably weld using the TIG process.

    The class will review the safety briefing, the introduction to welding theory and materials and the set up process for TIG welding on a Miller 215 Welder and to sharpen the tungsten.   The emphasis of the class will be on technique development and practice.

    There will be approximately an hour and a half of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch manipulation.  Over the shoulder mentoring will be from a professional TIG welder.

    At the end of class, students should feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the TIG welding process. The goal is for each student to able to critique their technique and identify flaws in their beads and how to correct them. Students should be comfortable undertaking independent practice of technique or starting their own projects.

    Additional Material Fee of $7 to be paid by cash or check at the beginning of class.


    BARN will provide:

    • Welding hood
    • Welding gloves
    • Protective welding jackets or sleeves if desired
    • Hand tools
    • Welders and welding station
    • Practice materials

    The following is required from each participant:

    • Long sleeve shirt and pants both natural fiber clothing
    • Closed toe shoes

    Instructor Bio: Patrick Clanton is a professional welder with more than 30 years of experience.  He participates in the artisan community on Bainbridge as a welder in support of other artists and as a sculptor in his own right.                                                                                   

    Patrick Clanton Email: PHClanton@hotmail.com

     360-434-7193

    or

    Henry Sharpe

    henrysharpe@gmail.com

    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Small Classroom at BARN
    • 5

    In this class you will learn about basic metal cutting, and the tools in the BARN machine shop studio used for drilling, turning, milling, sawing and grinding. There will be a basic demonstration of what the drill press, lathe, milling machine, cut off saw, band saw and surface grinder do. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on safety issues surrounding these powerful and potentially dangerous machines.

    This class is free but please register so we know how many to expect.

    Contact: Peter Moseley
    PMose268@gmail.com

    • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio
    • 1

    The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials.  Each student will go through the set up process for MIG welding on a Miller 215 Welder. There will be approximately an hour of hands-on practice and guidance on technique.  At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead.

    This is a hands-on introduction and is the first of a two-part series. The MIG welding class is limited to 4 participants.  Small class size creates an intimate learning atmosphere for one-on-one learning.  The class is open to anyone interested in exploring the welding process from the level of novice to one who is familiar but not comfortable with the MIG welding techniques. The learning studio’s environment is interactive while encouraging questions and comments at any time. Every participant will have a welding station to practice the MIG welding process.  The goal at the end of the studio hour is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process.

    Additional materials fee of $7 for steel coupons, gas, and filler wire. Please bring cash or check to the beginning of class.

    BARN will provide:

    • ·         Welding shield or hood
    • ·         Welding gloves
    • ·         Protective welding jackets or sleeves if desired
    • ·         Hand tools
    • ·         Welders and welding station
    • ·         Practice materials

    The following is required from each participant:

    ● Long sleeve shirt and pants in natural fiber clothing

    ● Leather closed toed shoes

    ● To be on time 

    About the instructor:

    Renzo Toglia's welding experience started as a helper in his older brother's steel shop in High School. As a graduate from the U of Arizona he earned a B. S. in Structural Engineering while working each summer welding and fabricating structural steel.

    Renzo says, "The study of material properties and the experience in my later years as a ship fitter, fabricator and layout man interspersed between design engineer jobs on off-shore oil drilling rigs, supervising a gold mine operation and designing marine structures, yields my confidence to introduce you to the peek-hole to the world of welding. I look forward to sharing our knowledge."


    Contact Renzo Toglia: rtoglia@gmail.com or Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.


    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 0

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    The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials.  Each student will go through the set up process for stick or arc welding on a Miller 215 Welder. There will be approximately an hour of hands-on practice and guidance on technique. At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead.

    This is a hands-on introduction and is the first of a two-part series. The welding class is limited to 4 participants. Small class size creates an intimate learning atmosphere for one-on-one learning.  The class is open to anyone interested in exploring the welding process from the level of novice to one who is familiar but not comfortable with the stick or shielded arc welding techniques. The learning studio’s environment is interactive while encouraging questions and comments at any time. Every participant will have a welding station to practice the stick welding process.  The goal at the end of the studio hour is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the welding process.

    BARN will provide:

    ·        Welding shield or hood

    ·        Welding gloves

    ·        Protective welding jackets or sleeves if desired

    ·        Hand tools

    ·        Welders and welding station

    ·        Practice materials

    The following is required from each participant:

    ● Long sleeve shirt and pants in natural fiber clothing

    ● Leather closed toed shoes

    ● To be on time 

    Additional material fee $7 for 7 for steel coupons and rod.


    About the instructor:

    Renzo Toglia's welding experience started as a helper in his older brother's steel shop in High School. As a graduate from the U of Arizona he earned a B. S. in Structural Engineering while working each summer welding and fabricating structural steel.

    Renzo says, "The study of material properties and the experience in my later years as a ship fitter, fabricator and layout man interspersed between design engineer jobs on off-shore oil drilling rigs, supervising a gold mine operation and designing marine structures, yields my confidence to introduce you to the peek-hole to the world of welding. I look forward to sharing our knowledge."


    Contact Renzo Toglia: rtoglia@gmail.com or Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.


    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 8

    In this beginners class you will learn how to to take your ideas and convert them to drawings that will allow you to plan and document how you will make what you want.

    You will be introduced to dimensioning, tolerances, the leadscrew, and the basics of the machine tools and their operations that can be performed. You will use some basic measuring tools to measure parts and makes drawings of them. 

    This class will be a great preparation for any of our hands-on classes in the machine, sheet metal, or wood shop.

    Bring a pad of paper, a straight edge and pencil and eraser to the class. If you have a 6” machinist scale and or a vernier or digital caliper please bring these. BARN measuring tools will be provided if you don’t have them.

    Teacher Bio:  Jerry Erickson is an engineer and machinist who has developed a lot of mechanisms and products for various companies.

    Contact:  Jerry Erickson, Jericksonhome@msn.com

    • Saturday, September 30, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Metal Arts-Machine Shop
    • 5

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. Little or no experience is required, but you will make much more progress if you have basic experience. Bring you own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    Open Studio is free to Members and $10 for non-members. Please register 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.

    Contact:
    Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org, or Stan Stumbo-stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Saturday, September 30, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio
    • 3

    TIG welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans and more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel.  TIG welding is a lower amperage precision arc welding process particularly useful in artwork and metal sculpture.

    This hands-on introduction is the first of a two-part series. You will want to register for Part 1 and Part 2. There are different dates to choose from. Please see calendar. Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.

    The objective of the two part class (1 and 2) is for you to be able to comfortably weld using the TIG process.

    The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and proper preparation of materials.  Each student will go through the set up process for TIG welding on a Miller 215 Welder. 

    There will be approximately an hour and a half of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch manipulation.  Mentoring will be from a professional TIG welder.

    At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead.

    BARN will provide:

    • Welding hood
    • Welding gloves
    • Protective welding jackets or sleeves if desired
    • Hand tools
    • Welders and welding station
    • Practice materials
    Additional Materials fee of $7 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod. Please bring cash or check to the beginning of class.

    The following is required from each participant:

    • Long sleeve shirt and pants in natural fiber clothing
    • Closed toed shoes
    Instructor: Patrick Clanton is a professional welder with more than 30 years of experience. He paticipates in the artisan community on Bainbridge as a wleder in support of other artists and as a sculptor in his own right.

    Contact Patrick at: PHClanton@hotmail.com
    Or 
    Henry Sharpe at: Henrysharpe@gmail.com


    • Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Arts-Sheet Metal Studio
    • 5

    Create 5 dramatic, three-dimensional five pointed metal stars to decorate a wall or maybe the side of a barn or garage. In this class you'll form, assemble and spot weld together five pieces of metal into the shape of star using jump shears, box and pan brake and a spot welder. 

    You’ll make five stars in sizes: 12", 18", 24", 30" and 36"-diameter five-point stars from galvanized steel, which you can paint later, if you wish. 

    An additional Materials fee of $40 to be paid by check or cash at the beginning of class.

    No prior sheet metal experience is required, although it will be helpful to have taken the two-hour Sheet Metal Safety class, offered twice a month on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm.

    Instructor: Jack Archer spent a career in sheet metal work and now heads BARN’s sheet metal programs. Contact Jack with any questions:  jackswines@gmail.com 



    • Thursday, October 05, 2017
    • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop
    • 4

    In this two session class you will learn how to safely use the Vertical Milling Machine. The Mill is one of the most useful machines for making simple to complex parts out of metal or plastic. We will cover work holding, cutters, the rotary table, and how to deal with different materials. 

    After completion of the class you will be able to make that part that they just don’t have at the hardware store. You will leave the class with a set of coasters or other useful items that you have made.

    Additional Materials Fee: $5 for plastic and metal used during class. Please bring cash or check to the first day of class.

    Click on "See details and Register" to register for this class.

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

    • Saturday, October 07, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Metal Arts-Machine Shop
    • 5

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. Little or no experience is required, but you will make much more progress if you have basic experience. Bring you own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    Open Studio is free to Members and $10 for non-members. Please register 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.

    Contact:
    Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org, or Stan Stumbo-stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Monday, October 09, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio
    • 3

    This class is the second of a 3 part series.  It is the next step once students complete the prerequisite class: MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Welding Part 1. This third class focuses on MIG fabrication.

    This is a hands-on opportunity to reprise and practice what was learned in Part 1. The MIG welding class is limited to 4 participants and focuses on hands-on mentoring and practice. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped MIG welding station.

    The class will review the safety briefing, the introduction to welding theory and materials and the set up process for MIG welding on a Miller 215 Welder. The emphasis of the class will be on technique development and practice.

    There will be approximately an hour and a half of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch manipulation.  Over the shoulder mentoring will be from a professional MIG welder.

    At the end of class, students should feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process. The goal is for each student to be able to critique their technique and identify flaws in their beads and how to correct them. Students should be comfortable undertaking independent practice of technique or starting their own projects. 

    Beginning Level but for students who have completed Introduction to MIG #1 

    When registering for class on line you will be required to pay an added $7 materials fee. This will then be added to the base price of the class and totaled. 

    Instructor: Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland, California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future. 

    Contact: 
    erinmunter@gmail.com

    • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 7

    In this beginners class you will learn how to to take your ideas and convert them to drawings that will allow you to plan and document how you will make what you want.

    You will be introduced to dimensioning, tolerances, the leadscrew, and the basics of the machine tools and their operations that can be performed. You will use some basic measuring tools to measure parts and makes drawings of them. 

    This class will be a great preparation for any of our hands-on classes in the machine, sheet metal, or wood shop.

    Bring a pad of paper, a straight edge and pencil and eraser to the class. If you have a 6” machinist scale and or a vernier or digital caliper please bring these. BARN measuring tools will be provided if you don’t have them.

    Teacher Bio:  Jerry Erickson is an engineer and machinist who has developed a lot of mechanisms and products for various companies.

    Contact:  Jerry Erickson, Jericksonhome@msn.com

    • Saturday, October 14, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Metal Arts-Machine Shop
    • 5

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. Little or no experience is required, but you will make much more progress if you have basic experience. Bring you own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    Open Studio is free to Members and $10 for non-members. Please register 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.

    Contact:
    Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org, or Stan Stumbo-stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop
    • 3

    In this two session class you will learn how to safely use the Vertical Milling Machine. The Mill is one of the most useful machines for making simple to complex parts out of metal or plastic. We will cover work holding, cutters, the rotary table, and how to deal with different materials. 

    After completion of the class you will be able to make that part that they just don’t have at the hardware store. You will leave the class with a set of coasters or other useful items that you have made.

    Additional Materials Fee: $5 for plastic and metal used during class. Please bring cash or check to the first day of class.

    Click on "See details and Register" to register for this class.

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

    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Metal Arts-Machine Shop
    • 5

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. Little or no experience is required, but you will make much more progress if you have basic experience. Bring you own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    Open Studio is free to Members and $10 for non-members. Please register 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.

    Contact:
    Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org, or Stan Stumbo-stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN-Small Classroom
    • 13

    Challenge yourself out of your comfort zone. Move into new creative territory. This workshop will focus on design as a general concept. Assignments and exercises will help students apply these ideas to their own artistic practices.

    The exercises will involve paper, metal, wood, fiber and found objects. Each student will bring samples of their work to share with the class and one piece that they are willing to exchange with another student. There will be one-on-one guidance from the instructor.

    The instructor wants each student to bring a piece from their discipline that they will give to another student. If it is wood, and is given to a fiber person, they incorporate into a design.

    Additional Material Fee: $3 Please bring to the beginning of class as cash or check.

    Instructor:  Micki Lippe - Micki's jewelry has been exhibited throughout the US.  She served as founder of the Seattle Metal's Guild, on the board of Pratt Fine Arts Center and as president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.  Micki's work was included in Adorn and the "500 Earrings" book, among others.  Locally, she teaches at Pratt Fine Arts Center and Danaca. 



    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 8

    In this beginners class you will learn how to to take your ideas and convert them to drawings that will allow you to plan and document how you will make what you want.

    You will be introduced to dimensioning, tolerances, the leadscrew, and the basics of the machine tools and their operations that can be performed. You will use some basic measuring tools to measure parts and makes drawings of them. 

    This class will be a great preparation for any of our hands-on classes in the machine, sheet metal, or wood shop.

    Bring a pad of paper, a straight edge and pencil and eraser to the class. If you have a 6” machinist scale and or a vernier or digital caliper please bring these. BARN measuring tools will be provided if you don’t have them.

    Teacher Bio:  Jerry Erickson is an engineer and machinist who has developed a lot of mechanisms and products for various companies.

    Contact:  Jerry Erickson, Jericksonhome@msn.com

    • Friday, October 27, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island WA
    • 8
    Your project is finished and now you want to show it off. What to do? You've tried to take a photo, but the image does not capture the beauty of your work.

    In this 4-hour workshop, Jerry Davis will demonstrate how to capture the perfect image of your art with what you have. iPhone, iPad, 35mm, etc. bring what you are comfortable with. He will explain lighting, lighting angles, highlights, avoiding flare, creating simple backgrounds, reflection, contrast, color and white balance, tools and equipment, and special effects. 

    He will share examples of his photos and demo some of his techniques. Specifically, he will teach you how to use your digital camera or smartphone with what you have at home. You will use your camera or smartphone to take photos of your print, glass fiber, jewelry, etc. Time will be set aside for sharing, comment, and questions.

    Bring one or two pieces that you want to photograph, your smartphone or camera, a notebook and the manual that goes with your camera if available.

    No experience necessary!

    Studio fee: $5

    Instructor: Jerry Davis has been a photographer for more than 40 years. Part of that time he was a craftsman as well. After photographing his own work, he started shooting pictures for other artists. Much of their work was in glass or silver. Yes, he started with the hard stuff! He often traveled to the artists' locations so they could have full access to their creations. He constructed many small photo studios in the artists' workshops. Jerry works with available light, natural light, continuous lights, and strobes.

    • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 4

    This is in WORKSHOP FORMAT.  It is an experience and sharing opportunity as you practice MIG welding and improve your technique or begin on a project. 

    Participants are expected to assist one another and share their knowledge. The workshop will include a review of the equipment and protocols in the welding studio at BARN.

    Participants will supply their own project materials.  Practice materials will be available in limited amounts as part of the workshop.  Limited additional practice materials will be available for purchase by weight.  BARN will supply gas and filler wire. 

    Contact: Henry Sharpe at HenrySharpe@gmail.com
    or Dave Roe da5idr@gmail.com

    • Monday, November 06, 2017
    • Monday, November 13, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Metal Arts Studio and Kitchen Arts Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane, BI WA 98110
    • 4

    Build a wooden pie box with punched copper top, make a pie to fill it, and carry them both home. And in the process, gain experience on tools in three BARN studios: Woodworking, Metal Arts and Kitchen Arts.

    In this three-evening class, you will use a table saw, chop saw and other tools to build the basic box from cypress. In the sheet metal shop, you will create a decorative punched-metal top, which will allow steam to escape as your pie cools., and a stainless steel drawer to hold the pie. And, in BARN's commercial kitchen, you will bake a pie from scratch to carry home and enjoy, perhaps as a rehearsal for a Thanksgiving pie.

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • There is an additional materials fee of $49. Please pay at the first session by check or cash.
    • Before the class, draw the design you want for the perforated metal cover. For ideas, search Google images for "punched tin" but select a small design that leaves a least a 1-inch border around the 12-inch-square metal you will be decorating.The image shows the type of design that would be suitable.

    Instructors: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi will guide the woodworking phase, Jack Archer the sheet metal work, and Kate McDill, the baking component. Carol is a professional furniture restorer. Jack is the retired owner of a sheet metal business and heads BARN's sheet metal programs. Kate is a member of BARN's Kitchen Arts group, and baking is her passion.

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