Metal Fabrication Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, May 17, 2022
    • Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-8:00pm, Class Code: ME051722DH
    • 3
    Register

    *Prerequisites are required to take this class. Please see below.

    In the first session of this two-session class, you’ll learn the essentials of BARN’s CNC Lathe, and the operating concepts to safely operate it. We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand lathe motion on the Z & X axes, selecting and establishing part-zeros, various cutting tools in the tool library, and diameter & Z-offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it).

    In the second session, we’ll load a model created by one of the students into Fusion 360, examine and prove the CAM setup and g-code, cut some air, and then cut some metal.

    Prerequisites - The prerequisites provide an important foundation for learning how to use the CNC Lathe and use of it during open studio:

    • A manual lathe class (or commensurate experience) 
    • Intro to Centroid CNC Interface
    • Fusion 360 CAM for the CNC Lathe (or CNC Mill) prior to the second session of this class
    • Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

    Details:

    • There is a materials fee of $5 for this class.
    • It is recommended that you download the Centroid CNC Lathe manual and peruse it prior to class. The manual can be found here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio. Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor BioAs a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

    Contact: David Hays at David@Haysys.com

    • Thursday, May 26, 2022
    • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane, NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

    Sketching is an important skill shared by makers across many disciplines! BARN is offering a weekly Sketching Open Studio for BARN Members to practice and improve their drawing skills. Sessions will include visual prompts and an opportunity to ask questions as you practice. Michael Gunderson, a veteran BARN instructor, will facilitate the sessions. 


    Details:

    • Paper and pencils will be supplied if needed, or participants are encouraged to use their own sketchbooks and drawing tools.
    • This Open Studio is only open to BARN members as a member benefit. Members are welcome to participate for free. Registration is not required. Drop on by!
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 


    Monitor Bio:

    Michael Gunderson moved to Bainbridge after a thirty-plus year career in California Public education. His degree is in the arts and has taught classes in art, jewelry, ceramics, and the trades, as well as serving as an activities and athletic director. He is a founding member of BARN and a past lead of BARN Woodworking.

    He thinks of himself as a person who solves visual problems. He proposes a situation and looks to openly create a visual answer, whether it be paint, wood or combinations of media. “Drawing is a language that creatives share,” he said recently. His sketchbook is a companion that he converses with daily.


    • Saturday, May 28, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop: 10:00am-12:30pm
    • 1
    Register

    This Open Studio has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop, and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    • Prerequisite: Participants must have already taken Machine Shop Orientation. Please see our calendar here for schedule.
    • Registration is required. No drop-ins, please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
    • You will be able to work on your project from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


      • Saturday, May 28, 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Welding Shop 10:00am-12:30pm
      • 4
      Register

      Work on your project during the Welding/Sheet Metal Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

      Important Details:

      • Prerequisite: Participants must have already taken Welding/Sheet Metal Orientation.
      • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
      • You will be able to work on your project from 10am to 12pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
      • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
      • Click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 


      • Sunday, May 29, 2022
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA


      Every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm you can take a f
      ree guided tour of BARN. Visit all 10 studios, and find out what you can create aBARN.

      We’ll answer all your questions and show you examples of what other makers have made in BARN's fully-equipped workspaces. Tours are free, no need to register. See you on Sunday!


      • Tuesday, May 31, 2022
      • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
      • Class time is Pacific Time 6:30-7:00pm, Class Code ME053122PM
      • 7
      Register

      **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

      In this overview class you will learn about some of the many ways to clean up and beautify your castings including grinding, machining, sanding, sand blasting, polishing and adding patina.

      Details:

      • Although this class is free, you must register due to limited space and to receive the Zoom link.
      • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with along with the confirmation. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. 
      Instructor Bio: Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad. 

      Contact: David Hays - David@haysys.com


      • Wednesday, June 01, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-8:30pm
      • 4
      Register

      This Open Studio has a prerequisite. Please see below.

      Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop, and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

      Important Details:

      • Prerequisite: Participants must have already taken Machine Shop Orientation. Please see our calendar here for schedule.
      • Registration is required. No drop-ins, please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
      • You will be able to work on your project from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The last half hour (8-8:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


      • Friday, June 03, 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Welding & Sheet Metal Shop: 10:00am-12:00pm
      • 2
      Register

      On select Fridays from 10:00-noon, JAWS (Jack Archer Welding and Sheet Metal) is hosting its Tidy-Friday event where we clean the shops and do maintenance on equipment. If you’d like to participate, we’d like your help! It's a great way to get involved with Metal Fabrication and enjoy some social time.

      • Registration is required so we can maintain maximum of 2 people in the studio at one time. 
      • Use of PPE and Social distancing will be observed.
      • There are 2 spots available.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.

      Contact: David Hays at Metal.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

      • Friday, June 03, 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN Machine Shop: 10:00am-12:00pm
      • 2
      Register

      Each Friday from 10:00-noon, Metal-Fab is hosting its Tidy-Friday event where we clean the shops and do maintenance on equipment. If you’d like to participate, we’d like your help! It's a great way to get involved with Metal Fabrication and enjoy some social time.

      • Registration is required so we can maintain maximum of 2 people in the studio at one time. 
      • Use of PPE and Social distancing will be observed.
      • There are 2 spots available.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.

      Contact: David Hays at Metal.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

      • Saturday, June 04, 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Welding Shop 10:00am-12:30pm
      • 4
      Register

      Work on your project during the Welding/Sheet Metal Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

      Important Details:

      • Prerequisite: Participants must have already taken Welding/Sheet Metal Orientation.
      • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
      • You will be able to work on your project from 10am to 12pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
      • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
      • Click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 


      • Saturday, June 04, 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • BARN Machine Shop: 10:00am-12:30pm
      • 4
      Register

      This Open Studio has a prerequisite. Please see below.

      Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop, and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

      Important Details:

      • Prerequisite: Participants must have already taken Machine Shop Orientation. Please see our calendar here for schedule.
      • Registration is required. No drop-ins, please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
      • You will be able to work on your project from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


        • Saturday, June 04, 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class code: MA060422JO
        • 2
        Register

        This guided open studio has a prerequisite. Please see below before you register.

        This learning opportunity is for those who have completed BARN’s Metal Casting in the Foundry class and would like time in the foundry with a skilled monitor team to guide and lend support where needed.

        Guided foundry time is for skill development and practice; it is not a formal class. It’s a great opportunity to improve your skills, share ideas, and pour molten metal. There’s much to learn in making a mold from single or multi-part patterns. Where to place gates and vents, or how big to make the risers to have sufficient metal to remain molten and fill voids as the cast metal cools. The best way to learn this stuff is hands-on practice, and these guided open studios are where you can do that.

        Note that the last half hour of this event will be for properly cleaning the spaces and reorganization.

        This event is currently limited to 4 participants. Spectators are welcome with all safety requirements observed.

        If you have questions about this event, please contact a member of the Foundry team or David Hays at metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org.

        Location:  This is an off-site open studio.        
        Alchemy Industrial Arts
        9392 Wardwell Ave NE
        Bainbridge Island WA 

        Details:

        • Prerequisite: BARN's Metal Casting at the Foundry class.
        • Fees for this event help cover cost of fuel in operating the melt furnace. Material fees for bronze will be based upon the net weight of material used at $12.50 per pound. Other metal charges will be based on current stock rates. Please bring cash or check to pay for the metal you use
        • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry, bracelets that can get caught in machinery. Please tie long hair back. 
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

        Monitor Bios:

        Jeff Oens - is a widely renowned sculptor with his bronze artwork exhibited in prominent art collections and public displays across the United States and Canada. Jeff is best known for his outstanding wildlife sculptures, but his portfolio also includes human figures, mythical creatures, and other diverse subjects, ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Many of Jeff’s sculptures can be seen around the industrial park on Three Tree Lane.

        Frank Wurden - While getting his BS Electrical Engineering degree at University of Washington, Frank also obtained a BFA degree with emphasis in life drawing, sculpting and foundry art working with green sand, CO2 sand casting, investment casting, and ceramic shell casting. Sculpture materials were clay, foam, wood, or wax for the patterns, and casting in aluminum, bronze and stainless steel. Frank says it’s been many years since actually casting, so it’s great fun to get back into it! “I totally enjoy the entire process and look forward to helping other people do the same.”

        Mario Oblak - Mario honed his passion for casting metal with BFA (UofW) and MFA (Rhode Island School of Design) degrees in Sculpture. Creating, designing and building in different materials and mediums is a joy, but working in liquid metal is “it” for him. Mario feels “Casting is a magical process that requires patience, skill, labor and teamwork, with the results both satisfying and permanent.” By sharing his knowledge and experience, Mario wants to help others explore, learn, and develop skills so they can see their ideas come to life.

        • Sunday, June 05, 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA


        Every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm you can take a f
        ree guided tour of BARN. Visit all 10 studios, and find out what you can create aBARN.

        We’ll answer all your questions and show you examples of what other makers have made in BARN's fully-equipped workspaces. Tours are free, no need to register. See you on Sunday!


        • Sunday, June 05, 2022
        • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • BARN Welding Studio 2:00-5:00pm, Class Code: WE060522PC
        • 4
        Register

        TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans and more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel. TIG welding is more difficult to learn than MIG welding since it requires greater hand/eye coordination and requires the simultaneous use of both hands and one foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision welding process particularly useful in high grade artwork and metal sculpture.

        The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. 

        There will be approximately 2 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch and filler rod manipulation. 

        Details:

        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

        • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
        • Participants must wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
        • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
        • 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.

          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

          • Monday, June 06, 2022
          • Tuesday, June 07, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI (6-9pm), Class Code: WE060622JL
          • 2
          Register

          Use a forge to heat pieces of steel red hot and hammer them into the shape and edge of a knife. Repeat, again and again. Temper and quench. Then grind a final edge. You have a handmade knife to fit with a handle. These knives are utility knives, not kitchen knives.

          The tradition knife-making class serves as an introduction to basic blacksmithing in two 3-hour sessions. The result will be the completion of your own handmade knife.

          The class covers:

          • Safety and good practice
          • Discussion of “smithing”: forging, drawing, heat-treating, and finishing
          • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
          • Shaping and drawing a blank and a blade
          • Heat treating
          • Grinding
          • Drilling or punching and riveting
          • Finishing

          Class Goals:

          • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, metal forming, and heat treatment
          • Learn to draw steel through traditional methods
          • Create a knife blade
          • Understanding heat treating

          Location: This is an off-site class.
          Alchemy Industrial Arts
          9392 Wardwell Ave NE
          Bainbridge Island WA 98110


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          Details:

          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes of either leather or cotton. Athletic or synthetic shoes and stretch fabrics are prohibited.
          • Alchemy Industrial Arts will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
          • Ages 14 and up, all levels welcome.
          • Class size is limited to 4 students to provide good mentoring.
          • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision. A full refund will be given.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.  

          Instructor: 

          Jeremy Loerch is a successful small business owner of Monkey Wrench Fabrication studio, focused on original pieces made from all types of metal. Expertise includes teaching and curriculum development for youth, as well as adult programming. Contact: jeremy_loerch@hotmail.com or (206) 992-8509

          Further Contact: David Hays, metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

          • Tuesday, June 07, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
          • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-7:30pm, Class code: ME060722DH
          • 1
          Register
          This class covers the essential elements of the Centroid CNC VCP (Virtual Control Panel), the interface between you and all the CNC machines in the Metal-Fab Studio. This class is a prerequisite for the CNC Lathe and CNC Mill, and highly recommended for CNC Plasma Cutter classes.

          You’ll learn what all those buttons do, which directions the machine moves along the different axes, how to load a g-code program, and the way to communicate directly with the machine via MDI (Manual Data Input). There’s a lot to know about operating a CNC machine beyond loading a program and pushing the button, and this class will get you started. After attending this class, you can proceed directly to Introduction to Plasma CNC, Fusion 360 CAM for Lathe or Mill, or CNC Lathe and CNC Mill classes.

          Details:

          • Ages 14+ are welcome!
          • Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio. Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

          Instructor Bio: As a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

          Contact: David Hays metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

          • Wednesday, June 08, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
          • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-8:30pm
          • 4
          Register

          This Open Studio has a prerequisite. Please see below.

          Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop, and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

          A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

          Important Details:

          • Prerequisite: Participants must have already taken Machine Shop Orientation. Please see our calendar here for schedule.
          • Registration is required. No drop-ins, please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
          • You will be able to work on your project from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The last half hour (8-8:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
          • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


          • Wednesday, June 08, 2022
          • Wednesday, June 15, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Small Classroom 6:30-8:00pm, Class Code: MA060822JO
          • 4
          Register

          BARN’s Pattern-Making class is where you learn one of many ways to create a pattern of the casting you envision. Once completed, you'll use the pattern in our “Metal Casting in the Foundry” class to create a mold that molten bronze or aluminum will be poured to produce your casting.

          Making a Pattern is the first of three basic steps of the Foundry Art:

          1.     Make the Pattern,
          2.     Form the Mold and pour metal to create the Casting, and
          3.     Finish the Casting.


          BARN offers related casting classes including “The Basics of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern-Making for Casting in the Foundry” where you learn how to make patterns used to produce a working mold, and “Metal Casting in the Foundry” where you make casting molds from patterns and actual casting of molten metal to form the casting. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) event will also be offered to those with demonstrated competency in the foundry. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these events are offered.

          Details:

          • Ages 14+ are welcome.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

          Instructor Bio:

          Jeff Oens is a widely renowned sculptor with his bronze artwork exhibited in prominent art collections and public displays across the United States and Canada. Jeff is best known for his outstanding wildlife sculptures, but his portfolio also includes human figures, mythical creatures, and other diverse subjects, ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Many of Jeff’s sculptures can be seen around the industrial park on Three Tree Lane.

            • Saturday, June 11, 2022
            • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
            • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE061122
            Register

            Fix-It Saturday takes advantage of the equipment and skills of the Metal Fabrication group at BARN to meet the challenge of repairing items brought in. Requested repairs should be focused on metal or related electrical projects. Your hands on participation in the "fix-it" process is encouraged.

            See what we can do, what suggestions we can make, or what other avenues you might pursue if a fix is not at hand.

            (No wheeled vehicles, please). 

            Registration is suggested. Fix-It Saturday is free and open to members and non-members.

            Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

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            Please Note: Fix-It Saturday runs concurrently with an Open Studio available to qualified users. Open Studio users must register and pay the required materials fee for the Open Studio that is also held on this day. 
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            BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for participants.

            Participants who plan to weld must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  


            Received 5-21 via a calendar from Henry and posted on 5/2

            • Saturday, June 11, 2022
            • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
            • BARN Machine Shop: 10:00am-12:30pm
            • 4
            Register

            This Open Studio has a prerequisite. Please see below.

            Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop, and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

            A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

            Important Details:

            • Prerequisite: Participants must have already taken Machine Shop Orientation. Please see our calendar here for schedule.
            • Registration is required. No drop-ins, please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
            • You will be able to work on your project from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
            • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


              • Saturday, June 11, 2022
              • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
              • BARN's Great Room on the Upper Level
              • 39
              Register

              Raffi Minasian is back for the second installment of our Conversations on Creativity. This time we will be exploring "Creative Confidence." Join us for an engaging presentation and Q&A session on the challenges of formulating, preserving, and expressing your creative confidence in your work, your personal motivations, and partners in your creative endeavors. 


              Details:

              • Registration is free for BARN Members and $10 for guests. 
              • This event will be held in BARN's Great Room located on the upper level just past the reception desk.
              • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

              Presenter:

              Raffi Minasian is a designer, educator, innovation specialist, and start-up mentor. He holds degrees in Product Development and Transportation Design. His impressive thirty-year career includes projects with Boeing aircraft, Mattel toys, car designs for multiple automobile manufacturers, and work with numerous start-up companies. 

              A founding professor of innovation for the California College of the Arts DMBA program, Raffi also teaches industrial design and is a noted speaker at museums and corporate events on the subject of future industries, new ventures, and creative methodologies.

              Raffi devotes much of his professional energy to educational programs for young people interested in design professions, including his Board of Directors position with the Collectors Foundation, Former Chairman of the Board for Zoolabs artist-based entrepreneurial training, and ongoing work as a graduate mentor and creative career strategist. 

              • Sunday, June 12, 2022
              • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
              • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA


              Every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm you can take a f
              ree guided tour of BARN. Visit all 10 studios, and find out what you can create aBARN.

              We’ll answer all your questions and show you examples of what other makers have made in BARN's fully-equipped workspaces. Tours are free, no need to register. See you on Sunday!


              • Monday, June 13, 2022
              • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
              • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI WA (6-9pm), Class Code: WE061322JL
              • 1
              Register

              Blacksmithing is heating pieces of wrought iron or steel until the metal becomes soft enough for shaping with hand tools, such as a hammer, anvil and chisel. Heating generally takes place in a forge fueled by propane, natural gas, coal, charcoal, or oil.

              This hands-on class allows you to learn basic techniques such as drawing, bending, and twisting and then advance to splitting, scrolling, and punching. You will be able to design, complete and take home simple projects such as bracelets, triangles, hooks, spoons, tools and more. The class will include an introduction to heat treating if appropriate for the projects undertaken. 

              Location:  This is an off-site class.        
              Alchemy Industrial Arts
              9392 Wardwell Ave NE
              Bainbridge Island, WA 

              Class will cover:

              • Safety and good practice
              • Discussion of “smithing” and the 5 main types: forging (sometimes called "sculpting"), welding, heat-treating, and finishing
              • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
              • Hands on drawing, bending, practical applications and beginning projects
              • Personal project design for next session
              • Practicing drawing by using forge, anvil, and hammers to create a traditional Viking bracelet, spoons, forks, and various other items
              • Combining processes through forge work.
              • Individual student projects
              • Short demonstration of Oxy/Acetylene torch and use of the “rosebud” in metal forming

              Class Goals:

              • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, heat treatment and metal forming
              • Learn to bend, shape, drift and draw steel through traditional methods
              • Develop an understanding of traditional tools used in the blacksmithing trade including a forge, hammers, anvil, etc.

              Details:

              • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes of either leather or cotton.  Athletic or synthetic shoes and stretch fabrics are prohibited.
              • Alchemy Industrial Arts will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
              • Ages 14 and up.
              • Class size is limited to 4 students to provide good mentoring.
              • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
              • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

              Instructor: 

              Jeremy Loerch is a successful small business owner of Monkey Wrench Fabrication studio, focused on original pieces made from all types of metal. Expertise includes teaching and curriculum development for youth, as well as adult programming. Contact:  jeremy_loerch@hotmail.com or (206) 992-8509

              Further Contact:

              David Hays, Metal Fab Studio, metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org


              • Monday, June 13, 2022
              • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
              • BARN Machine Shop 6:00-7:30pm, Class code ME0061322DH
              • 3
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              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.

              Details:

              • Registration is required. No drop-ins please.
              • Registration is limited to 4 students. If the class fills, please join the waitlist (there is no cost to do so).
              • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
              • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
                • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
                • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
                • 2 sessions
                • BARN Machine Shop: 6-8:00pm, class code: ME061422DH
                • 3
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                *Prerequisites are required to take this class. Please see below.

                In the first session of this two-session class, you’ll learn the essentials of BARN’s CNC Mill, and the operating concepts to safely operate it. We’ll cover CNC basics beginning with X, Y, & Z axes motion that define the work envelope, how to hold material, selecting and establishing part-zeros, and the various cutting tools in the tool library and tool height offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it).

                In the second session, we’ll load a model created by one of the students into Fusion 360, examine and prove the CAM setup and g-code, cut some air, and then cut some material.

                Prerequisites - The prerequisites provide an important foundation for learning how to use this machine and use of it during open studio:

                • A manual milling machine class (or commensurate experience)
                • Intro to Centroid CNC Interface
                • Fusion 360 CAM for the CNC Mill (or CNC Lathe) prior to the second session of this class
                • Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

                Details:

                • There is a materials fee of $5 for this class.
                • It is recommended that you download the Centroid CNC Lathe manual and peruse it prior to class. The manual can be found here.
                • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
                • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

                • Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio. Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's.

                Instructor Bio: As a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

                Contact: David Hays david@haysys.com

                • Wednesday, June 15, 2022
                • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
                • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-8:30pm
                • 4
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                This Open Studio has a prerequisite. Please see below.

                Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop, and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

                A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

                Important Details:

                • Prerequisite: Participants must have already taken Machine Shop Orientation. Please see our calendar here for schedule.
                • Registration is required. No drop-ins, please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
                • You will be able to work on your project from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The last half hour (8-8:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
                • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


                • Thursday, June 16, 2022
                • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge (6-9pm), Class Code: MA061622FW+
                • 4

                Rescheduled to Thursday, June 23. Please click here to register. 

                BARN’s Metal Casting class is where you learn and advance your metal art skills by casting bronze or aluminum into a mold you’ll make. There’s much to learn in making a mold from single- or multi-part patterns. That’s why this class accommodates all skill levels and offers new insights in every class, from beginner to the advanced. Molten metal will be poured into the mold you’ve formed in green sand (an environmentally safe mixture of fine sand, clay, and water) from a pattern of your own making or one selected from our pattern library. After your casting cools, you’ll free it from the mold and experience the thrill as your artistic creation emerges.

                Metal Casting is the second of three basic steps of the Foundry Art:

                1. Make the Pattern,
                2. Form the Mold and pour metal to create the Casting, and
                3. Finish the Casting.


                There’s no need to be concerned about attending this class before you’ve made a pattern. Attend the class for the first time, and when casting excites your creative energies, take the Pattern-Making class, then attend the Metal Casting class again, as often as you like. Our instructors will guide each student to help them advance their skill, no matter their skill level.

                BARN offers related casting classes including “The Basics of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern-Making for Casting in the Foundry” where you learn how to make patterns used to produce a working mold, and “Finishing a Casting”, where you cut, grind, and finish your rough casting into a finished piece. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) event will also be offered to those with demonstrated competency in the foundry. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these events are offered.

                Location:  This is an off-site class.        
                Alchemy Industrial Arts
                9392 Wardwell Ave NE
                Bainbridge Island WA 

                Details:

                • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry, bracelets that can get caught in machinery. Please tie long hair back. 
                • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
                • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

                Instructor Bios:

                Frank Wurden - While getting his BS Electrical Engineering degree at University of Washington, Frank also obtained a BFA degree with emphasis in life drawing, sculpting and foundry art working with green sand, CO2 sand casting, investment casting, and ceramic shell casting. Sculpture materials were clay, foam, wood, or wax for the patterns, and casting in aluminum, bronze and stainless steel. Frank says it’s been many years since actually casting, so it’s great fun to get back into it! “I totally enjoy the entire process and look forward to helping other people do the same.”

                Jeff Oens is a widely renowned sculptor with his bronze artwork exhibited in prominent art collections and public displays across the United States and Canada. Jeff is best known for his outstanding wildlife sculptures, but his portfolio also includes human figures, mythical creatures, and other diverse subjects, ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Many of Jeff’s sculptures can be seen around the industrial park on Three Tree Lane.

                Mario Oblak - Mario honed his passion for casting metal with BFA (UofW) and MFA (Rhode Island School of Design) degrees in Sculpture. Creating, designing and building in different materials and mediums is a joy, but working in liquid metal is “it” for him. Mario feels “Casting is a magical process that requires patience, skill, labor and teamwork, with the results both satisfying and permanent.” By sharing his knowledge and experience, Mario wants to help others explore, learn, and develop skills so they can see their ideas come to life.

                • Thursday, June 16, 2022
                • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                • BARN Machine Shop 6-8pm, Class Code: MA061622BM
                • 3
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                While building a nut and preparing a threaded rod you will gain experience with our lathe and mill. You will also practice layout, facing with the mill, drilling, taping, adjusting a four-jaw chuck, using the cut off saw, and filing a chamfer. 

                This class is suitable both as a beginning class and for those who are fairly new to the shop and wish to gain experience.

                You will not only get a chance to gain confidence in using our shop tools, but have a lovely square nut that spins freely on your threaded rod demonstrating your proficiency with threading.

                Details:

                • Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio. Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's.
                • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

                • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

                Teacher Bio: 

                Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years. 

                Contact: David Hays metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org


                • Friday, June 17, 2022
                • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                • BARN Machine Shop: 10:00am-12:00pm
                • 2
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                Each 1st and 3rd Friday from 10:00-noon, Metal-Fab is hosting its Tidy-Friday event where we clean the shops and do maintenance on equipment. If you’d like to participate, we’d like your help! It's a great way to get involved with Metal Fabrication and enjoy some social time.

                • Registration is required so we can maintain maximum of 2 people in the studio at one time. 
                • Use of PPE and Social distancing will be observed.
                • There are 2 spots available.
                • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.

                Contact: David Hays at Metal.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

                • Friday, June 17, 2022
                • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                • Welding & Sheet Metal Shop: 10:00am-12:00pm
                • 2
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                On select Fridays from 10:00-noon, JAWS (Jack Archer Welding and Sheet Metal) is hosting its Tidy-Friday event where we clean the shops and do maintenance on equipment. If you’d like to participate, we’d like your help! It's a great way to get involved with Metal Fabrication and enjoy some social time.

                • Registration is required so we can maintain maximum of 2 people in the studio at one time. 
                • Use of PPE and Social distancing will be observed.
                • There are 2 spots available.
                • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.

                Contact: David Hays at Metal.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

                • Saturday, June 18, 2022
                • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
                • Welding Shop 10:00am-12:30pm
                • 3
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                Work on your project during the Welding/Sheet Metal Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

                A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

                Important Details:

                • Prerequisite: Participants must have already taken Welding/Sheet Metal Orientation.
                • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
                • You will be able to work on your project from 10am to 12pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
                • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
                • Click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 


                • Saturday, June 18, 2022
                • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
                • BARN Machine Shop: 10:00am-12:30pm
                • 4
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                This Open Studio has a prerequisite. Please see below.

                Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop, and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

                A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

                Important Details:

                • Prerequisite: Participants must have already taken Machine Shop Orientation. Please see our calendar here for schedule.
                • Registration is required. No drop-ins, please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
                • You will be able to work on your project from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
                • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


                  • Saturday, June 18, 2022
                  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                  • Welding Shop 2-5pm, Class Code: WE061822CG
                  • 3
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                  This class has a prerequisite. Please see below. 

                  This class is the next step after MIG #1 (an intro to Metal Inert Gas welding). MIG #1 or equivalent skill is required to attend this class. The goal is to advance your MIG skills to the next level with butt, lap, “T”, corner, and edge with similar or different thicknesses of material, and enhance your Miller 215 welder know-how.

                  There will be approximately 2-1/2 hours of hands-on practice and guidance on technique (within the three-hour class). If you want to use your own small project as your working subject, you must contact the instructor in advance and discuss the details.

                  Details:

                  • Prerequisite: Completion of MIG #1 or equivalent experience. 
                  • This welding class is limited to 4 participants.  
                  • The class will have a safety briefing review.
                  • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
                  • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed-toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), and no stretch fabrics. 
                  • There is a materials fee of $18 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the class.
                  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
                  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

                  Instructor: Carla Grahn (carlagrahn@hotmail.com)

                  Instructor Bio: Carla Grahn has a 30-year history of metalwork and mixed media, including sculpture, furniture, installations, and site-specific architectural pieces, both public and private. She has been teaching Creative Metalworking and Introduction to Welding at Pratt Fine Arts, Seattle for 23 years. Her style is broad, and she thrives on discovering/exploring new techniques and combinations of materials. Her work is visible on her web site:  www.carlagrahn.com




                  • Sunday, June 19, 2022
                  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                  • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME061922PC
                  • 4
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