Return to Home
Please note the new dates for this class.
* This class has prerequisites. Please see below.
Interested in being a safety monitor in the Woodworking Studio at BARN? This two-session class will explain the safety monitor program and the responsibilities of the shop monitor.
Session one will cover BARN and woodshop policies, safety of users, safe operation of tools, woodshop systems including lighting, dust collection, cleanup, and opening and closing procedures for Open Studio. Session two will go into detail on the safe operation of several of the more complex tools including the SawStop table saws, band saws and wide-belt sander. Monitor candidates must also authorize a background check and shadow an experienced monitor on at least two shifts before they are approved for the position.
Monitors must be BARN members and should be able to volunteer an average of one three-hour shift each month.
Monitors are not paid but they may use the studio when the shop hasn't been reserved for other events, such as classes, shop maintenance times, or scheduled community service projects. Identify these times by checking the online Woodworking Studio calendar or the printed calendar posted at the entry to the studio. Monitors must work in pairs.
This class is free but please register so we know how many to expect.
Instructor: Jeff Williams
The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting.
The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice
You can register at anytime even if a session has passed.
A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.
Studio Lead: Mary Sloat Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Share your woodworking successes and challenges and learn what others in the BARN woodworker community are doing in a new series of online meetings.
These sessions will usually begin with a small bit of prepared content, such as pictures of projects that members want to show, or interviews with local pro woodworkers, or tours of home shops — whatever content members of the group suggest. After the prepared content, we’ll have a chance to touch base on areas of interest with each other. You can ask technical questions, share lessons you've learned, suggest classes you'd like to take.
If you have pictures to share or a topic to suggest, please email email@example.com.
This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
Studio Lead: Mary Sloat Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within the shop and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors to helping on Maintenance Mondays.
Instructor: Jeff Williams
Hand planes are invaluable for smoothing, squaring up and fitting pieces of wood, even for woodworkers who depend on power tools for many tasks.
In this one-morning class, you will learn the basics of these invaluable tools: the different types and their purposes, how to adjust them, how to sharpen them, and how to use them. The focus will be on block planes and jack planes.
This is not a "project" class, but it is hands-on. You'll work on practice boards and make piles of thin, curly shavings.
Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
Instructor: Ted Newman. Ted studied woodworking and has assisted in classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He is active in BARN's woodworker group and volunteers as a safety monitor.
To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
Woodshop Tool Safety 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time and in classes that require certification in these tools:
Learn how to make these delicious seasonal dishes that together create a well-balanced family meal. Bonus techniques learned include: roasting peppers and removing kernels from fresh corn.
In a time when families are dealing with two careers, longer working hours, and numerous extracurricular activities, the fate of the shared, home cooked, family meal seems in jeopardy. Juggling commitments to make room for shared family meals has rewards! We know that eating meals together increases the enjoyment of the meal, solidifies family bonds, and encourages communication about the day’s activities. If we are willing to make the extra effort required to share common meals, our lives are richer; solidarity is built.
Gather these late summer ingredients, and join Cynthia to prepare Fresh Corn Chowder with Roasted Poblano and Fall Greens Vegetarian Caesar. Together they create a simple, balanced meal, full of flavor and ready to share!
Cynthia Lair has written three cookbooks, given a TEDx talk on "How to Cut an Onion", and regularly performs improvisational theater. She has been on faculty at Bastyr University since 1994 and was the founder of Bastyr’s Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Culinary Arts degree program. Her latest book, Sourdough on the Rise: How to Confidently Make Whole Grain Sourdough Breads at Home (Sasquatch Books) was released October 2019. The fully-revised fourth edition of Feeding the Whole Family (over 80,000 copies sold) from Sasquatch Books arrived in 2016. A cheerful-looking third edition of Feeding the Young Athlete was released in 2016 by the publisher Readers to Eaters, who are committed to food literacy for children.
Ms. Lair presented at Dr. Andrew Weill’s annual Health & Nutrition Conference in Arizona in 2015 and 2017 and frequently teaches and lectures in the Seattle area. You can frequently find her performing (and teaching) improvisational theater at Unexpected Productions near Pike Place Market or with The Edge at BPA.
**This class will be held at BARN under the canopy in the back.**
In the introduction to jewelry making class, students will learn how to safely and effectively use a variety of professional jewelers tools. Each day students will be taught a new technique while learning how to make a stamped pendant, a cuff bracelet, hanging earrings and a ring. No experience required. All tools and materials will be provided. Just bring your creativity.
Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with a background in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography.
When she’s not making art, you can find Sarah teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts. Sarah enjoys introducing students to the trade’s skills and opportunities.
As a working jeweler since 2014, Sarah’s creations have been displayed in exhibitions hosted by the Seattle Metals Guild, Bainbridge Arts and Craft and Barn. You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry
Discover the joy of knitting! Or take your skills up a notch!
Over four mornings, you’ll make two simple projects with beautiful washable, multi-colored yarn. You’ll build strong basic skills or add more skills so you can easily make lots of projects on your own. And you’ll take home your needles and yarn so you can create something new when class is over
Day 1: Basic cast-on and knit stitch. Start Headband project.
Day 2: Cast off. Purl stitch. Sewing edges together. Finish Headband project.
Day 3: Ribbing, decreases. Start Hat project.
Day 4: Finish Hat project. Time allowing: Learn to make a tassel!
For knitters with experience:
Day 1: Learn a new cast-on. Start Pencil Case project.
Day 2: Practice sewing edges together. Make a tassel. Finish Pencil Case project.
Day 3: Learn seed stitch. Start Dishcloth project..
Day 4: Learn moss stitch. Finish Dishcloth project. Time allowing: Add a cable!
For all skill levels: When this class is over, we’ll kick off a Youth Knitting Circle for graduates of this class and other young knitters! Stay tuned for more information!
Fran Fuller has been knitting since she was in second grade. She says, “Once you get the hang of it, knitting is pretty easy and full of possibilities! There are thousands of patterns available for you to make your own scarves, hats, sweaters, gloves, socks, and almost anything you can think of!”
There is a growing global consensus that eating a vegan diet is not only good for your health, but good for the animals and a way to help combat climate change.
Join us for a week of exploring vegan recipes and cooking techniques as well as discussions about all things vegan in this fun and tasty class!
Though the instructors will be driving the theme for each class, students will be helping make the decisions about ingredients in their creations.
We start this series with an overview of the week ahead then dive into vegan cheese making! We will make a firmer, grate-able cheese, a melt-able softer cheese for pizza, and a cheese sauce with a few flavor variations. After which we’ll make a lunch of loaded nachos topped with our vegan queso cheese sauce and fresh made salsa. Delicious!
Let’s explore the colorful art of veggie sushi and spring roll creation! We will explore different ingredients and rolling techniques then finish by making a dipping sauce to enjoy.
Who doesn’t love a good burger? Yay! It’s custom veggie burger day! Each student will create a burger recipe according to your taste preferences. Students will eat, enjoy, and have some to take home and share.
Saving the best for last! We conclude our class sessions with a day of desserts. Students create a delicious (dare we say “healthy”) vegan “candy” bar, along with other vegan “goodies” that students help choose.
During class, as time allows and if there’s interest, we will have discussions on a variety of vegan topics.
This class is perfect if you are vegan, vegetarian or just curious how to make tasty food without dairy, eggs or meat.
Participants will also learn the importance of cleanliness in the kitchen. All participants will be responsible for assisting with cleaning BARN's Kitchen Studio in accordance with our restaurant permit standards.
Everyone should bring containers each day to class so food not eaten in class can be taken home.
Nancy Travis has studied and cooked whole food plant-based for over 30 years, and raised two vegan children who are now in their 20’s. She co-owned a vegetarian fast food restaurant chain in the 90's and recently had a grab-and-go cafe on Bainbridge Island. Currently her business Sukhi Kitchen provides vegan personal chef services, health education, and kitchen coaching to Bainbridge Island families. Nancy has been teaching plant based classes at BARN for the past 3 years.
Aimee Hayes-Herb has two vegetarian (mostly vegan) happy and healthy teens! She has assisted in teaching classes at BARN, is an active member of the Kitchen Arts Studio, and, has taught cooking classes in the Whole Foods kitchen in the past. Her teaching focuses not only on the foods she creates, but, the nutritional impact as well. She has assisted PCC cooking classes in Seattle, and, when in school to become a Nutritionist at Bastyr University worked as a teaching assistant in the whole foods cooking and teaching kitchen. She has a passion for cooking, baking and preparing beautiful meals to share!
**This class is for ages 14-18**
Amaze your friends with your command of GLASS! Learn about the magic of stained glass using the copper foil technique to create pieces that sparkle in the sun. You will assemble a 5-piece heart as well as another project you choose from several available patterns. Your choice of colored and textured glass will make for a very personal project.
Prior to tackling your project, you will learn to hand cut clear glass in straight lines, copper tape and then solder the shapes together into a 10-square design.
By Day 2 you will be cutting curves and using a glass grinder to finish the shapes of your heart project for a better fit.
By the end of Day 4 class you will have a good understanding of the copper foil technique for stained glass; how to cut glass in straight and curved lines with carbide glass cutters, how to use a diamond glass grinder, copper foil techniques to assemble glass pieces, tacking and soldering the fit pieces into a beautiful piece. You will also learn patina techniques to provide contrast and set off the colors of the glass. A border will be added to your last piece to further enhance the look and provide strength for hanging.
Students that may have had previous glass cutting and stained-glass experience may choose a more complicated pattern with the instructor’s approval. The instructor’s focus is on your completion of a nice-looking project rather than the complexity of a project.
The material fee covers all materials and equipment required for your project. BARN ensures safe practices and a safe environment for the students; special considerations should be discussed beforehand.
While working with soldering irons at high temperature, we request you wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing.
Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
Jim Washington comes to BARN with 35 years in vocational education settings. He has taught classes in cold, warm and hot glass, glass batching, ceramics, manufacturing, woodshop, and composites. His first love was the glass arts program in Central Kitsap which he built and ran for 12 years.
This summer BARN is offering an optional supervised lunch hour for youth who are registered for our morning and afternoon summer youth classes. Our friendly and responsible summer interns will be overseeing this period of lunch and free time each day and will ensure that safety procedures of hand washing, mask wearing, eating outdoors, and social distancing are followed.
Youth should bring their own food and drink and we suggest they bring a book to read or a craft project to work on after they are done eating. A refrigerator is available for keeping food cold, and a microwave is available for heating food if needed. There is no charge for this four-day lunch hour program.
If you have questions, please contact Program Manager, Jess Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to learn to weave this summer? You will start with a lap loom—sized to fit in your lap—and create a small wall hanging while practicing basic techniques. Over four afternoons you will learn how to “warp” the loom, create patterns using at least two colors of “weft” yarn, and learn how to finish your weaving. As time allows, you may be able to finish a second weaving project, exploring a different type of loom, or creating another lap loom project.
Registration will close on Sunday, August 1 at 1:00 PM.
This class is for youth 12-16 years old.
To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent.
Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More details can be found here.
Instructor Bio: Catherine Camp will share her enthusiasm for weaving. She has been weaving at BARN over the past three years. She was raised with a gaggle of sisters where sewing, knitting, and crafts spread throughout every room in their home.
Learn the basic features of VCarve Pro, a popular program used to make signs, engravings, intricate inlays and imported 3D shapes and models on computer-controlled routers. VCarve Pro is easier to learn than Fusion 360, the other 3D design program taught at BARN, and can be used for projects on both the large CNC router in the Woodworking Studio and the small CNC router in the ETA Lab.
This class focuses on how to use the program to design a project. You will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and basic text, edit and transform vectors, import 3D clipart and models, create tool definitions, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for machining on a CNC router. You will not run the router, but this class does qualify you for future studio-specific classes using CNC routers. If you want to go to the next step as quickly as possible, you may wish to register for Making Inlays Using VCarve Pro and the CNC Router, which will be offered the following week. In that class, you will design an inlay project in VCarve Pro and then cut it on the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio.
Please note: To take this class, you must have use of a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 10 already downloaded to that computer. Download a free trial at www.vectric.com. The software requires a PC or a MAC that has Windows installed. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please email WoodClasses@bainbridgebarn.org to contact the instructor for help.
There are 4 spots available for this class to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this class fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email.
BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
Instructor: Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. (In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection. Using VCarve Pro, he also made the hummingbird inlay shown in the top picture.)
Dovetails started out as a practical solution to keep drawers from coming apart as people tugged and pushed them in and out. Today, they still serve that purpose. But, in an era when there are also machine-assisted ways to join wood at right angles, projects with hand-cut dovetails are also a code for fine craftsmanship.
Learning how to make these joints is a sure way to build your woodworking skills, because the process involves the fundamental steps common to all hand-cut joinery. In this class, you will learn how to design, lay out and mark dovetails, and how to cut them accurately and efficiently using hand saws and chisels. You'll also learn the tricks to getting them to fit perfectly.
There won't be enough time in this class to complete a project, but you will go home with one completed corner, which you can use to refresh your memory later about which parts to cut and which to leave. It's surprisingly easy to get that mixed up if you haven't cut dovetails for a while, so having a reference piece can save you a lot of grief.
Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech 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.
Monitor: Mike Schrempp
Instructor: Jeanne Huber
This is hands-on introduction is aimed at students interested in trying MIG welding.
The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process. The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials. There will be approximately two hours of hands-on practice and guidance on technique (within the 2 1/2 hour class). At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a MIG bead and to be able to identify and remedy problems with the bead. Many students will have advanced to exploring different types of weld joints or welding different thicknesses of material.
Students who have completed the class are eligible to participate in welding shop open studios.
Small class size (3) provides 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 welding set up process.
Instructor: Henry Sharpe
Henry is responsible for the welding shop at BARN. He is an amateur welder.
Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.
This is an internal BARN Kitchen Arts class specifically for our list of Kitchen Arts volunteers.
This hands-on introduction to BARN's Kitchen allows participants time to work through a recipe, be trained on various pieces of equipment (ovens, induction burners, Kitchen Aide mixers, and/or food processors), as well as, orient themselves to BARN's Kitchen. BARN's Kitchen is permitted by the Kitsap Health Department. This requires food novices to become familiar with appropriate methods of food preparation for public consumption, storing food and kitchen cleanliness. These standards will be reviewed and practiced as a part of the orientation production.
To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class and keep your hair up.
Want to make an electric guitar, a wooden sign with engraved letters or a sculpture or toy with interlocking parts? Or do you want to precision-cut wooden parts from expensive wood while minimizing waste? The Woodworking Studio's CNC router is the tool for you — but for many woodworkers, using it can be daunting.
By signing up for a Custom CNC Router Project class, you will get one-on-one help (or two-on-one help if you want to team up with a friend and share the cost) in carrying out your project. The help available will be tailored to what you need. If you have nothing other than a pencil sketch, you'll be matched with a BARN instructor skilled in design and use of the Fusion 360 or VCarvePro design programs. If you already have a design in a digital program and just need help in translating that design into the code that controls the CNC router, securing your work, and running the router, that's the help you will get.
Custom CNC Router Project classes are set up for an initial two-hour session. If you already have a design in Fusion 360, you may be able to complete your project within that time. If you are starting from scratch, the initial session may not be enough but you will get a better idea of the scope of work involved and you will be able to schedule the additional time you need.
Because every project is different, please email email@example.com and give an idea of what you want to do. Include a sketch if you have one. Other times are available, so if this scheduled class doesn't work for you, please include in your email several times when you are generally available.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
One of the most iconic of the Moyouzashi Sashiko stitch patterns, Asanoha is also one of the most difficult to draw correctly and to stitch in the proper order of operation … but fear it no more! In this class, we strip away the mystique and teach you the simplest way of measuring, marking, and stitching using the proper order of operation for you to create a traditional Asanoha pattern in Moyouzashi Sashiko. We’ll give you tips for avoiding common mishaps and making sure you can draw and stitch this iconic stitch pattern the right way every time.
Prerequisite: Sashiko Essentials or equivalent
Supplies needed: ring thimble with plate, Sashiko needle, 12-weight or Sashiko thread, 8” x 8” fabric swatch, marking pen suitable for the swatch, thread snips, graph paper, pencil, ruler. Optional kits and supplies are available for purchase at: shibaguyz.com. Order by July 23rd to be sure your supplies arrive on time!
This class is part of our summer Sashiko series. Here are the other classes after Moyouzashi -- Asanoha:
Take all of them, or take just one! Enjoy! To find the other classes, search for Shibaguyz Sashiko Series from the Fiber Arts Classes webpage. Enjoy!
Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz, the inspired creators of Shibaguyz Designz studio.
The Shibaguyz’ award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of dozens of domestic and international publications. Together, the Shibaguyz team currently has over 300 published patterns and 11 books credited to their name since their first design was featured on a magazine cover in 2010.
Their fashion and portrait photography work can be seen in four of their books. They are sought-after freelance book-packaging designers, having created books for major publishing companies like Sterling Publishing, Leisure Arts, and Creative Publishing. The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 30+ years. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought-after teachers in both local and national venues like STITCHES Events, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and DFW Fiber Fest. They also have a wide range of online classes available from Blueprint and Interweave.
Shannon and Jason are proud ambassadors for Aurifil, Clover, BERNINA, Soak Wash, and the Daylight Company. In December 2020 they published their newest book from C&T Publishing, Boro & Sashiko, Harmonious Imperfection: The Art of Japanese Mending & Stitching.
Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington, with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures in sewing, stitching, and crafting … so long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.
Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:
Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is.
You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.
Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.
**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**
This "Flow" bracelet is made using only two kinds of beads . . . seed beads and half tila beads which have two holes. The process of weaving this pattern is consistent with other bead weaving techniques with the exception of a more intricate thread path needed to accommodate beads with two separate holes.
The weave is very accessible and meditative resulting in a bracelet so smooth and flexible that it practically flows around your wrist! The accompanying kit will include everything you need to complete one gorgeous bracelet and have a fabulous time doing so!
Kits will include everything needed to make your bracelet. Please verify your mailing address when you register.
Students will need to have a good working surface and light, reading glasses (as needed), scissors and an adventurous attitude!
Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was intensive therapy for Chris and has been medically credited for helping restore significant brain function. Chris holds a PhD in classical piano performance and opera direction from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently on the faculty at Central Washington University in Ellensburg WA as a performance coach and collaborator. She has previously taught art workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.
Full STEAM ahead! In this class, we will be combining art and technology to make one-of-a-kind robots out of common materials like cardboard, paint, and paper and bringing them to life through coding, motors, lights, and a variety of components.
The class will begin by introducing the robotics kits we will be using: micro:bit and the HummingbirdBit. We will explore the different components, how to use them and code them using block-coding applications like MakeCode and Snap. Then we’ll learn different cardboard building techniques and mechanisms that can be used for our creations. Students will then choose a theme (e.g. desert animals) and brainstorm, plan, draw, paint, and build their project around that theme. Creativity is encouraged!
This is an introductory class. No prior coding or building experience is necessary. To keep the costs of the class down, robotics kits will be provided for use during the class time and will be returned to the instructor at the end of the week. Families will be invited for a socially-distanced sharing time from 3:30 - 4pm on the final day of the class to view and take photos of student creations.
We recommend students bring their own devices, whether a laptop (PC or Mac), Chromebook, iPad or iPhone. If they don’t have one, we will have a limited number available to borrow during class. Upon registration, please select 'Using BARN Computer' or 'Bringing Device From Home'.
Cecilia Olivera-Hillway is an artist and maker who loves combining art and technology. Her career in education has included positions like Educational Technology Specialist and Maker Space Associate. A recent transplant to the Olympic Peninsula, she is looking forward to sharing her love of nature, art, and technology. You can visit her website at: www.cohillway.com
Learn how to work with metal this summer, or build on your metal-working skills! You'll use your imagination to combine scrap parts to make a 'pet' to take home - a dog, cat, bunny, turtle, or whatever you dream up.
In this four-day class, you'll begin with a safety briefing in our welding and sheet metal shop, then you will learn how to use all the tools you'll need to prepare and build your creations: cutters, grinders, vices, and spot welders.
Next it's time for you to practice your skills and make your own unique creations with old silverware and other scrap metal parts that have been collected.
This is a great chance to have fun and learn some new skills this summer!
Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!
Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross-trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years, at national food baking companies.
I updated on 3/20 the "to register your youth" line from original post.~Tammie
Build your own sea kayak, using well-tested plans from Chesapeake Light Craft. This class was originally posted for teens 14-18, but it is now open to adults as well.
In this 10-session class, you will learn from an expert how to build a 14-, 16- or 17-foot kayak, depending on the model you choose. You will use the stitch-and-glue technique with epoxy to assemble the hull and deck, then finish the boat inside and out with fiberglass and epoxy resin, and install hardware and the seat. And finally, you will brush on marine varnish to help protect your boat from damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun. You will use power sanders and a variety of hand tools.
At the completion of the class, you can expect to take home a sea kayak that will give you years of pleasure as you explore the waters around Bainbridge Island and beyond.
Robert Niclas' passion for artisan woodworking started when he was quite young. His father was an artist, musician and photographer but was employed by an oil company, so the family moved often. That exposed Robert to a great variety of art forms while they were living in the Middle East, visiting the Mediterranean, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, and the Western States. Robert also traveled around the Far East while he was in the Navy for six years.
Currently Robert operates his own shop at home, where he makes furniture, wood carvings, small craft (canoes, kayaks and row boats), and electric violins and cellos. See his work at robertniclas.com.
By the end of the 4th class you will have a good understanding of the copper foil technique for stained glass; how to cut glass in straight and curved lines with carbide glass cutters, how to use a diamond glass grinder, copper foil techniques to assemble glass pieces, tacking and soldering the fit pieces into a beautiful piece. You will also learn patina techniques to provide contrast and set off the colors of the glass. A border will be added to your last piece to further enhance the look and provide strength for hanging.