Metal Arts & related upcoming events

    • Monday, April 23, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: M0418EM-4
    • 0
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    MIG or TIG Welding #3 – FABRICATION is the third class (of four) in the sequence leading to use of the welding studio.  Students should have completed Introduction to MIG or TIG Welding #1 and #2. This is a combined class covering the essential elements of fabrication with either MIG or TIG welding. The class is limited to 4 participants.  

    The class will cover the safety and use of hand and stationary power tools available in the welding studio for cutting, grinding, and preparing materials.  Additional class content will include adjusting the Miller 215 welder.

    The emphasis of the class will be on the materials preparation, layout, clamping, and fabrication of precise welded joints.  Students will prepare a square or rectangular 90 degree frame and/or other precision welds in various positions. Studio goal is satisfaction with completion of a series of precisely welded joints.

    When registering for class on line you will be required to pay an added $18 materials fee which will cover steel, wire, and gas. 

    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

    • Monday, April 23, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME0418PM+-4
    • 4
    Register

    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 Metal Arts 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 Monday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $10 for Non-Members. Please register for each Monday'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.

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

    • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: ME0418CS
    • 2
    Register

    In this class you will use the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Fusion 360, to generate the Control code (G code) to make the letters for a sign project on our CNC milling machine for the Commons downstairs at BARN. Your work will help acknowledge a major benefactor of BARN and will be viewed by many people.

    You will then use the code to cut the letters out of plastic. This will help you learn the techniques to go from a design to a finished piece by selecting tools, depth of cut, speeds and feeds as well as fixturing. Although this is a machine shop class, this class will help prepare you for using a CNC router.

    This is a Beginners class. Prerequisites: Machine shop Orientation and Intro to Milling Machine. The class will be easier if you have taken the Introduction to Fusion 360 class but it is not required.

    Class is limited to 2 students. Other classes are being offered through the month of April and beginning of May. See the Metal Arts calendar here.

    Instructor Bio:
    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 cstanley3@mac.com



    • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME0418CS-5
    • 3
    Register

    In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a pretty and functional spinning top to take home.

    When registering for class, you will be required to pay an additional $10 materials fee for brass and steel. This will then be added to the base price of the class and totaled to give the amount due. 

    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


    Studio Lead Contact:
    Peter Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: ME0418BW-3
    • 2
    Register

    This is a continuing class designed to give participants exposure and practice in shaping sheet metal into compound curved forms. This class is designed so that you can start the class at any point or continue beyond previous lessons. Applications are in art and fabrication. You can even make a bowl.

    This class is intended to teach you the skills needed to form compound curves in sheet metal. We will start with hand tools such as hammers and dollies and shot bag to get a hands-on feel for what it takes to shape metal. Then we will progress to the English wheel, and on to the shrinker/stretcher. Time permitting; we may also use the pneumatic planishing hammer. There will be time allowed to work on your personal shaping project.

    Small class size of 4 creates a learning atmosphere with direct mentoring. Students will work in teams of two.  

    This class has been extended to 2 hours.  The cost is $38 for members and $45 for non-members.

    There is a materials fee of $10 that will be added to the class tuition when you register.

    This offering is unique in that participants can start at any point in the class cycle and develop their skills at their own pace. More classes will be posted in the future.


    Check out Bill Wentworth's website at: https://www.northwestsculpture.com/

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.  Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    Minimum class size is 2. If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    Instructor Bio: Bill Wentworth studied sculpture and industrial design at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA, and at San Jose State College, San Jose CA. He became interested in metal work at a young age, and became fascinated by the handiwork that went into the custom-made bodies of Italian and British racing cars. As an adult, he studied drafting and the machine trade, which led to a to starting and operating a company that specialized in architectural metal fabrication. He began his career as artist after moving to Poulsbo in 2004, and opened a studio – Sterling Design – in Poulsbo, Washington. He finds that his attention is repeatedly drawn to the natural architecture of plants, a theme which often shows up in his abstract sculpture. You can see some of Bill’s work at NorthwestSculpture.com.

    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: ME0318Mc-2
    • 5
    Register

    Upon completion of the class, you should be familiar with the basic features of the program and be able to create and modify 3D designs to specific dimensions. 

    You must have a laptop computer for the class as no computers are provided. Please download a working copy of Fusion 360 to a laptop prior to the class. This must be done BEFORE class starts. The instructor will not be able to help you with this at the beginning of class. Please use the email below if you have questions.

    A 20-page learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class including: 
    • Basic design concepts
    • Dimensioning designs
    • Step by step creation of a cad design
    • Additional Learning resources to fast track proficiency in Fusion

    Instructor Bio: Mark McComsey is a serious hobbyist who has converted several different machine tools from manual to CNC. He is a knife maker and has done some high performance automobile work.

    Please email the instructor, Mark McComsey if you have difficulties installing Fusion prior to the class at: mark@mccomsey.net

    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code ME0418HS-5
    • 3
    Register

    This is a workshop open to those interested in becoming Monitors for the Welding Studio. It is a familiarization and practice session so that prospective Monitors are comfortable with the range and use of equipment in the Welding Studio. Training will be provided in safety protocols and Welding Studio operating procedures.

    Prospective monitors should be safety conscious BARN members and sufficiently skilled welders to be able to assist open studio participants who have undertaken welding classes and are developing their skills. Prospective monitors need not be skilled or practiced in all types of welding. Monitors will be able to guide open studios that are limited to a single type of welding.

    Prospective monitors should contact the Welding Studio Lead (Henry Sharpe at henrysharpe@gmail.com) or the Metal Arts Studio Lead (Peter Mosley at pmose268@gmail.com) when considering registering for this workshop.

    The goal of this and similar workshops is to develop a cadre of Welding Studio Monitors to support the growth of the Welding Studio and facilitate Open Studios for Barn Members and participants. 

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Participants must wear long sleeve natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics.  Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    If only one student has registered 60 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: ME0418CS-5
    • 4
    Register

    In this two session class, you will learn the basics of G-code programming used throughout industry for controlling machine tools, routers, plasma cutters, 3D printers etc. The focus in this class will be on the coding necessary to control the BARN CNC milling machine.

    Prerequisites:
    Introduction to the Milling Machine class or equivalent and the Using the CNC milling Machine in semi-automatic mode.

    There is an added $10 materials fee for aluminum stock and O'hds that will be applied when you register.

    Instructor: Chris Stanley

    Contact Metal Arts Studio Lead: Peter Moseley metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: ME0418EM-5
    • 4
    Register

    This class requires completion of MIG #1, #2, #3 or permission of the instructor. Students must be able to cut, grind and weld. In this class you will design and make a simple trellis from standard available steel components.

    The work session will be spent on layout, cutting, bending and welding and grinding your project under the guidance of a professional and artistic welder.

    There will be assisted studios in May complete unfinished projects. (Separate sign-up - please see our calendar.)

    There will be a safety briefing.

    There is an additional $25 materials fee for additional steel, wire, gas, PPE and consumables that will be added to the price of this class when you register.

    BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

    Students must wear long sleeves and long pants of natural fiber and closed toe shoes (preferably of leather).  No stretch garments.  Dress warmly, the welding studio may be cold.

    Instructor Bio:
    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. 

    Instructor Bio:
    Henry Sharpe is an amateur welder and the studio led for the BARN welding studio.


    Contact Welding Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe
    HenrySharpe@gmail.com

    Contact Teacher:  Erin Munter

    erinmunter@gmail.com


    • Friday, April 27, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code ME0418HS-4
    • 4
    Register

    This is a Metal Arts Assisted Studio for Sheet Metal for members and non-members to work on personal projects. Assisted studios have a $15 fee for Members and $25 for Non-Members. This studio is for those that have had the sheet metal safety class or two sessions of shaped metal with Bill Wentworth.  This is joint use of the space with a welding assisted studio.  A monitor will be for safety.  (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    Participants are expected to provide their own materials.  There is no materials and consumable fee for sheet metal.

    Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

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

    Teacher/Monitor:  Dave Roe is an amateur welder and a BARN board member.

    Contact Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe

    HenrySharpe@gmail.com

    • Friday, April 27, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: ME0418CS
    • 2
    Register

    In this class you will use the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Fusion 360, to generate the Control code (G code) to make the letters for a sign project on our CNC milling machine for the Commons downstairs at BARN. Your work will help acknowledge a major benefactor of BARN and will be viewed by many people.

    You will then use the code to cut the letters out of plastic. This will help you learn the techniques to go from a design to a finished piece by selecting tools, depth of cut, speeds and feeds as well as fixturing. Although this is a machine shop class, this class will help prepare you for using a CNC router.

    This is a Beginners class. Prerequisites: Machine shop Orientation and Intro to Milling Machine. The class will be easier if you have taken the Introduction to Fusion 360 class but it is not required.

    Class is limited to 2 students. Other classes are being offered through the month of April and beginning of May. See the Metal Arts calendar here.

    Instructor Bio:
    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 cstanley3@mac.com



    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: ME0418HS-6
    • 0
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    Cut shapes out of flat sheet steel.  Make an idea into hard reality. 

    Plasma cutting uses a highly focused electric arc and compressed air to cut steel.  Wiki (paraphrased) describes the process thusly:  Plasma cutting involves creating an electrical channel of super-heated, electrically ionized gas i.e. plasma, through the work piece forming a completed electric circuit. Compressed gas is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed.  The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. The compressed gas blows the hot molten metal away, thereby cutting through the work piece. 

    Participants will use a plasma cutter to create a design in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds). Each student will have a 2 foot square sheet of steel to work with.  Bring a design to work with. Detail should be at a level you can draw with a sharpie or soapstone and trace with a somewhat awkward implement while wearing gloves that is not too complicated.

    There is a $25 materials fee that will be added to the cost of class when you register for steel 2'x2', cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE.

    Small class size (3) creates a learning atmosphere with direct mentoring.  Work space is limited on the plasma table.  Students will take turns using the plasma cutters.

    The class begins with a safety briefing.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics.  Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    Minimum class size is 2.  If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    Contact: henrysharpe@gmail.com



    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: ME0418LD-1
    • 0
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    Join Lori Dodge-Carson in creating an art piece or pieces from used stainless tableware. She will show you how to make examples of her prototypes.  General advice will be available on pursuing your own projects.

    Please check out some great ideas for tableware art by clicking here.

    There will be an additional materials fee of $15 added to the class price when you register which will be for stainless tableware, gas, filler wire, and consumables.


    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    Instructor Bio:
    Lori Dodge-Carson left her health service career to pursue her bucket list and learn to weld. She graduated from Olympic College with an Associate Degree in welding (with honors). While attending college she assisted in teaching several Women in Welding workshop programs as well as assembled the Whale topiary that is now at the college. She has chosen to concentrate on Metal Art in the hopes to inspire all who wish to weld.  

    Lori Dodge-Carson: 
    massagework4u@msn.com360-509-5800

    Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe, henrysharpe@gmail.com

    • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: ME0418EM-6
    • 2
    Register

    MIG or TIG Welding #4 is the final class (of four) in the sequence leading to the use of the welding studio. Students should have completed Introduction to Welding #1, #2, and #3 for MIG or TIG.

    This class allows each student to design and work on a project of their choosing under the guidance of a professional welder. Your project should be the culmination of what you have learned in prior classes. The class will give you the opportunity to fill any gaps in your welding experience or knowledge and to demonstrate that you have the skills to work independently in the welding studio.

    In advance of the class, each student should design their project, create a cut list and procure their materials. You will find a drawing to be helpful in communicating with the instructor. You can use this as a starting point for a project to be finished later in open studio or on your own.

    Students will need to bring the materials necessary to work on their project. 
    A materials fee of $22 for 5 pounds of steel, filler wire, and consumables is required and will be added to the class price when you register.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.

    Students must wear long sleeve natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    Instructor Bio:
    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. 

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    If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    • Monday, April 30, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: ME0418CS-2
    • 5
    Register

    Spring is a great time for homemade cookies.  Make your cookies even more special by using cookie cutters that you made.

    In this class you will make two or three metal cookie cutters of copper, stainless, or aluminum.  You will learn to cut and bend sheet metal (perhaps to crimp it) and to rivet or spot weld.

    No prior sheet metal experience is required, although it will be helpful to have taken the two-hour Sheet Metal Safety class.

    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.  

    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 cstanley3@mac.com or Henry Sharpe at henrysharpe@gmail.com

    • Monday, April 30, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME0418PM+-5
    • 5
    Register

    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 Metal Arts 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 Monday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $10 for Non-Members. Please register for each Monday'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.

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

    • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Studio, Class Code: ME0218CS
    • 4
    Register

    Tired of cheep flimsy plastic dust pans that always leave that last bit of dirt on the floor? Come make your own improved metal dust pan.
    Two sizes will be offered household and Shop.

    You’ll use a wide range of sheet metal tools including a shear, bender, tubing bender and spot welder

    No prior sheet metal experience is required, although it will be helpful to have taken the two-hour Sheet Metal Safety class.

    Additional materials fee of $18 for sheet metal will be added to your total when you register for class.

     

    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.


    • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN, Machine Shop and Small Classroom, Class Code ME0518PM-1V
    • 8
    Register

    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
    Metal.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: ME018CS5
    • 2
    Register

    In this class you will use the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Fusion 360, to generate the Control code (G code) to make the letters for a sign project on our CNC milling machine for the Commons downstairs at BARN. Your work will help acknowledge a major benefactor of BARN and will be viewed by many people.

    You will then use the code to cut the letters out of plastic. This will help you learn the techniques to go from a design to a finished piece by selecting tools, depth of cut, speeds and feeds as well as fixturing. Although this is a machine shop class, this class will help prepare you for using a CNC router.

    This is a Beginners class. Prerequisites: Machine shop Orientation and Intro to Milling Machine. The class will be easier if you have taken the Introduction to Fusion 360 class but it is not required.

    Class is limited to 2 students. Other classes are being offered through the month of April and beginning of May. See the Metal Arts calendar here.

    Instructor Bio:
    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 cstanley3@mac.com



    • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • BARN-ETA Studio and Metal Arts Studio, Class Code ME0518JE
    • 7
    Register

    This class has been postponed.


    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.

    Class will be meeting in the Electronic and Technical Arts studio.

    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

    • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: ME0318HS-2V
    • 2
    Register

    Cut shapes out of flat sheet steel.  Make an idea into hard reality. 

    Plasma cutting uses a highly focused electric arc and compressed air to cut steel.  Wiki (paraphrased) describes the process thusly:  Plasma cutting involves creating an electrical channel of super-heated, electrically ionized gas i.e. plasma, through the work piece forming a completed electric circuit. Compressed gas is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed.  The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. The compressed gas blows the hot molten metal away, thereby cutting through the work piece. 

    Participants will use a plasma cutter to create a design in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds). Each student will have a 2 foot square sheet of steel to work with.  Bring a design to work with. Detail should be at a level you can draw with a sharpie or soapstone and trace with a somewhat awkward implement while wearing gloves.

    Member's registration cost is $29, non-members cost is $35.

    There is a $25 materials fee that will be added to the cost of class when you register for steel 2'x2', cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE.

    Small class size (3) creates a learning atmosphere with direct mentoring.  Work space is limited on the plasma table.  Students will take turns using the plasma cutters.

    The class begins with a safety briefing.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics.  Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    Minimum class size is 2.  If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    Contact: henrysharpe@gmail.com



    • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN, Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code ME0418HS-4
    • 2
    Register

    This is a Metal Arts Assisted Studio for Sheet Metal for members and non-members to work on personal projects. Assisted studios have a $15 fee for Members and $25 for Non-Members. This studio is for those that have had the sheet metal safety class or two sessions of shaped metal with Bill Wentworth.  This is joint use of the space with a welding assisted studio.  A monitor will be for safety.  (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    Participants are expected to provide their own materials.  There is no materials and consumable fee for sheet metal.

    Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

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

    Teacher/Monitor:  Dave Roe is an amateur welder and a BARN board member.

    Contact Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe

    HenrySharpe@gmail.com

    • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN, Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code ME0318HS-3
    • 4
    Register

    This is a Metal Arts 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.) 

    This is a shared use of the studio with Sheet Metal.

    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, filler wire, gas, and consumables will be added to the class price when you register.

    BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics.  Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

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

    Teacher/Monitor:  Rob Avery

    Contact Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe, BARN Studio Lead for Welding

    HenrySharpe@gmail.com

    • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: ME0518CS-1
    • 3
    Register
    In this class you will learn about the art of making jigs and fixtures. Holding your work and making special parts to assist in the machining is often necessary and can be quite an interesting challenge and part of the overall machining process. You will come away with an appreciation of some of the many clever ways to solve problems in the shop.

    Prerequisite:
    Must have attended Introduction to the Milling Machine. Also, Thinking Like A Machinist class is recommended.

    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

    • Friday, May 04, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code ME0518HS-1
    • 4
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    This is a workshop open to those interested in becoming Monitors for the Welding Studio. It is a familiarization and practice session so that prospective Monitors are comfortable with the range and use of equipment in the Welding Studio. Training will be provided in safety protocols and Welding Studio operating procedures.

    Prospective monitors should be safety conscious BARN members and sufficiently skilled welders to be able to assist open studio participants who have undertaken welding classes and are developing their skills. Prospective monitors need not be skilled or practiced in all types of welding. Monitors will be able to guide open studios that are limited to a single type of welding.

    Prospective monitors should contact the Welding Studio Lead (Henry Sharpe at henrysharpe@gmail.com) or the Metal Arts Studio Lead (Peter Mosley at pmose268@gmail.com) when considering registering for this workshop.

    The goal of this and similar workshops is to develop a cadre of Welding Studio Monitors to support the growth of the Welding Studio and facilitate Open Studios for Barn Members and participants. 

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Participants must wear long sleeve natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics.  Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    If only one student has registered 60 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    • Saturday, May 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: MW050528EM
    • 3
    Register

    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.

    This hands-on introduction to MIG welding covers the first two classes of a four-part series.  It is a 3 ½ hour combined class. Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the set up 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.

    There will be approximately 3 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld beads, different types of welds including butt, lap, “T”, edge, and corner welds.  Mentoring will be from a professional welder.

    At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a weld bead, identify the characteristics of a good bead, and problem solve for the causes of incorrect beads.  Students may progress to simple welded pieces.

    There is an additional $18 materials fee for steel coupons, gas, and filler wire that will be added to the cost of the class when you register.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics.  Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    Contact: HenrySharpe@gmail.com

    • Saturday, May 05, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: ME0518LD-1
    • 4
    Register

    Join Lori Dodge-Carson in creating an art piece or pieces from used stainless tableware. She will show you how to make examples of her prototypes. General advice will be available on pursuing your own projects.

    Participants should have had at least an introductory MIG welding class.

    Please check out some great ideas for tableware art by clicking here.

    The class time has been increased to 3 hours.  The class cost is $53 for members and $63 for non-members.

    There will be an additional materials fee of $15 added to the class price when you register which will be for stainless tableware, gas, filler wire, and consumables.

    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics. Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.


    Instructor Bio:

    Lori Dodge-Carson left her health service career to pursue her bucket list and learn to weld. She graduated from Olympic College with an Associate Degree in welding (with honors). While attending college she assisted in teaching several Women in Welding workshop programs as well as assembled the Whale topiary that is now at the college. She has chosen to concentrate on Metal Art in the hopes to inspire all who wish to weld. 

     

    Teacher:  Lori Dodge-Carson, massagework4u@msn.com360-509-5800

    Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe, henrysharpe@gmail.com

    • Sunday, May 06, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME0218EM-1
    • 4
    Register

    This class is the second of a 4 part series.  It is the next step once students complete the prerequisite class: MIG Welding Part 1 or the equivalent. (Confirm equivalency with the Studio Lead at henrysharpe@gmail.com.

    This is a hands-on opportunity to refine and practice what was learned in MIG #1. 

    The class will focus on how to perform different kind of welds – butt, lap,  “T”, corner, and edge.  The goal at the end of the studio is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process in performing different welds.  Students may progress to a simple welded piece.

    The class will review the safety briefing, the introduction to welding theory and materials. 

    BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment.

    Students must wear long sleeves and long pants of natural fiber.  No stretch garments.  Dress warmly, the welding studio may be cold.

    When registering for class you will be required to pay an added $15 materials fee. This will then be added to the base price of the class and totaled. 

    This MIG #2 welding class is limited to 4 participants.  If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 


    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

    • Sunday, May 06, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN, Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code MW050618LS
    • 4
    Register

    This is a Metal Arts Assisted Studio for Sheet Metal for members and non-members to work on personal projects. Assisted studios have a $15 fee for Members and $25 for Non-Members. This studio is for those that have had the sheet metal safety class or two sessions of shaped metal with Bill Wentworth.  This is joint use of the space with a welding assisted studio.  A monitor will be for safety.  (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    Participants are expected to provide their own materials.  There is no materials and consumable fee for sheet metal.

    Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

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

    Teacher/Monitor: Linda Sohlberg.  Linda is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN.

    Contact Instructor with any questions: Linda Sohlberg at wyldwooddogs@gmail.com


    Contact Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe

    HenrySharpe@gmail.com

    • Monday, May 07, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: MS050718CS
    • 6
    Register

    Make a covered rectangular container sized to hold 5 to 10 pounds of flour.  These containers were a mainstay of traditional kitchens.

    You’ll use a wide range of sheet metal tools including a shear, bender, and spot welder.

    No prior sheet metal experience is required, although it will be helpful to have taken the two-hour Sheet Metal Safety class.

    Additional materials fee of $15 for sheet metal will be added to your total when you register for class.

    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 Teacher: Chris Stanley 

    cstanley3@mac.com

    Contact Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe
    henrysharpe@gmail.com

    • Monday, May 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME0518PM+-1
    • 5
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    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 Metal Arts 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 Monday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $10 for Non-Members. Please register for each Monday'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.

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

    • Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: M0418EM-4
    • 4
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