BARN All Classes and Events

    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, August 01, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO01JW
    • 7

    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.

    Details:

    • Open only to BARN members.
    • * Prerequisites: Before this class, you must have have taken Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.
    • This class is free, but please register because enrollment is limited.
    • 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. Studio-specific safety policies are here.
    • In addition to the mask requirement, you must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover the main shop tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.

    Instructor:  Jeff Williams

    • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, August 31, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 43
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    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


    Details:

    • 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

    • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time
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    **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 woodclasses@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Details:

    • Free and open to all. You can register at any time even if a session has passed.
    • Registration is required to receive an email with the Zoom login instructions. You will receive an email 1 day before each session. Please watch for this email. The Zoom link will be the same from week to week. You can sign up even if some sessions have already happened.
    • If you would like to be removed from the reminder email list, please contact Tammie at Registrar@bainbridgebarn.org.
    • These meetings will be held via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 38
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    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


    Details:

    • You can register at any time even if some sessions have passed.
    • 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.

    • 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

    • Friday, July 30, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO073021JW
    • 0
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    Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered. 

    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.

    Details:

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear  closed-toe shoes.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO073121TN
    • 0
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    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.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+, including beginners, are welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone is required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Overall BARN safety policies are here. Studio-specific safety policies are here.
    • In addition to the mask requirement, you must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

    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.

    • Sunday, August 01, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO080121MM
    • 0
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    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

    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: 

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointers
    • Chop saw
    • Drill presses

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.
    Instructor: Mike Morgan
    • Sunday, August 01, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code KI080121CL
    • 5
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Image Credit: Cynthia LairLearn 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!

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Thursday, July 29th at 5:30 PM (Pacific Time)
    • A shopping list will be in your registration confirmation email.
    • This class will be taught online via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A Zoom link, prep work, and recipes will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    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.



    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code JE080221SJ
    • 0
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    **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.

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 12-14 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 to.
    • 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:

    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

    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom 1, Class Code FI080221FF
    • 1
    Register

    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

    For beginners:

    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!


    Yarn balls & knitting needles from Pexels.comDetails:

    • Registration will close on Sunday, August 1 at 9:00 AM.
    • Material and supplies fee: 15.00 (included in the price of the class)
    • This class is for youth 8-12 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:  

    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!”


    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI080221NT+
    • 0
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    Vegan burger & sides -Nancy Travis InstructorThere 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. 

    Day 1
    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!   

    Day 2
    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.  

    Day 3
    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.     

    Day 4
    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.

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Sunday, August 1st at 9:00 AM.
    • This class is for youth 12-18 years old.
    • To register your youth, please put into the First Name field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours).
    • 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. If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • 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. Picture above is a promotional photo from a previous class. 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.
    • A materials fee of $25 is included in the price of class.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.


    Instructor Bios: 

    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!




    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Studio, Class Code GL080221JW
    • 2
    Register

    **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. 

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 14-18 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). You will get reminder emails sent to the email you registered with.
    • 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 reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 
    • If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • A materials fee of $35 is included in the price of class.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.

    Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.


    Instructor: 
    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.      

    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 19
    Register

    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. 

    Details:

    • When you register your student, please put in the name of the student in parenthesis after your name in the first name field.

    If you have questions, please contact Program Manager, Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom 1, Class Code FI080221CC
    • 1
    Register

    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. 

    Details: 

    • 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. 


    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code JE08021SJ-2
    • 0
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    **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.

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 10-14 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 to.
    • 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:

    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


    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, August 06, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: WO+ETA080221AE
    • 2
    Register

    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.

    Details:

    • Open to beginners. Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • 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.)

    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO080221TN
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Pic of Dove tail box exampleDovetails 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.

    Details

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Open to beginners, but prior hand-tool experience is recommended. Related skills — such as how to sharpen tools — won't be covered in this class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.

    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.


    • Tuesday, August 03, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    • 4
    Register

    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. 

    Important Details:

    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please.
    • There are 5 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. Please register for only two sessions per week.
    • 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.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.

    Monitor: Mike Schrempp

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Tuesday, August 03, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO030821JH
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:
    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.

    Instructor: Jeanne Huber

    • Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO080421TN
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+, including beginners, are welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • 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. Studio-specific safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

    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.

    • Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Shop, Class Code: WE080421HS
    • 0
    Join waitlist

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

    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.

    Details:

    • 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), no stretch fabrics.   (Auto-darkening sun glasses are not helpful)
    • There is a materials fee of $18 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the class.
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

    Instructor:  Henry Sharpe

    Henry is responsible for the welding shop at BARN.  He is an amateur welder. 

    Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.


    • Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio
    • 1
    Register

    Photo of Volunteer with button from Pexels.comThis 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.  

    Details:

    • This class is a prerequisite for In-Studio Kitchen volunteers.
    • This class is limited to invited volunteers that will volunteer as assistants for future classes. A registration code is required. We will have kitchen orientations for the public in the near future.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class and keep your hair up.

    For more information on how you can volunteer in our Kitchen Arts studio, please contact Sandra Mehta at kitchen.volunteers@bainbridgebarn.org.
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO080521DS
    • 1
    Register

    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 woodcnc@bainbridgebarn.org 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.

    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI080521SG
    • 15
    Register

    **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!

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Monday, August 2nd at 1:00 pm.
    • Please note the prerequisite as stated above.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. 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.
    • A  Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Ages 14+ Welcome

    This class is part of our summer Sashiko series. Here are the other classes after Moyouzashi -- Asanoha:

    • Moyouzashi – Circular Patterns 1 and 2

    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!

    Instructor Bio:  

    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:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter



    • Saturday, August 07, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO080721TN
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Pic of Dove tail box exampleDovetails 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.

    Details

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Open to beginners, but prior hand-tool experience is recommended. Related skills — such as how to sharpen tools — won't be covered in this class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.

    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.


    • Saturday, August 07, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • ETA Virtual Zoom Room
    • 18
    Register

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

    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.

    Details:

    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A link to join this event will be sent to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.



    Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
    • Sunday, August 08, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, August 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE080821CE
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    **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!

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Saturday, July 24th so that kits can be assembled and mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register. Cancellations will not be accepted after July 24th.
    • To register, please choose the color combination you would like to receive in your kit. There are 3 kits available in each color for each registration category. Should available kits sell out in a registration category, please add your name to the waitlist for that color.
    • 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.

    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    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.

    • Monday, August 09, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL080921
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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'.  


    Details:
    • This class is for youth 10-14 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.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor Bio:

    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

    • Monday, August 09, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code WE071921BM-2
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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!  


    Details:

    • This class is for youth 12-18 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). Email reminders will go to the email address you registered with.
    • 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. 
    • If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • A materials fee of $5 is included in the price of class.

    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!

    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: 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

        

    • Monday, August 09, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, August 20, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • Outdoor Classroom 1&2, Class Code: WO080921RN
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    **This class will be held at BARN under the canopy in the back.**

    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.

    Special details:

    • Team or solo? You have the option of signing up to build a boat on your own (Solo Build). Or you can sign up with a teammate and together build one boat (Team Build).
    • Choose your model. When you register, you will be asked to choose a model. The Chesapeake 14 is designed for paddlers who weigh 60 to 135 pounds. The Chesapeake 16LT (shown in the lower picture) is ideal for paddlers who weigh 100 to 160 pounds. And the Chesapeake 17LT (top picture) is for paddlers who weigh 160 to 220 pounds. Please review the company's kayak fit table, which shows cockpit dimensions, shoe sizes and other details, so that you select the best boat for you. Light-touring kayaks are more streamlined and nimble than standard kayaks but still have enough cargo space for backpacking-type gear if you want to head out for a few days. 
    • Materials fee. This fee covers kits and other supplies, such as marine varnish. Kits for the longer boats cost $100 more than for the 14-foot model, which is why you will see that up-charge when you select a model. The materials fee includes estimated shipping costs. But because those are rising rapidly, there may be an additional charge, If that is necessary, you will be notified and can then decide whether to proceed or get a full refund.
    • Open Studio overlap. The Woodworking Studio offers 30 hours a week of Open Studio time for people to work on personal projects. To accommodate this two-week, all-day class, some class hours will overlap with Open Studio. The instructor will try to schedule use of key power tools while the class has exclusive use of the shop, but during Open Studio, students will need to take their turn for use of tools, just as other studio users do.  Students will have use of two large canopies outside for assembling the kayaks.
    • Additional days possible: This is the first time BARN has offered this class so we are not sure whether two weeks is enough time for students to complete the kayaks. If needed, we will schedule additional class time on Saturday and Sunday mornings in September.

    Details:

    • Participants must be 14 or older. Beginners are welcome.
    • To make sure we have the kits in time for the class, registration will close Tuesday, June 15, at 9:00 AM. Refunds or credits will not be issued after this date.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
    • If you are registering 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). Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child
    • For a TEAM build please include both names, with the second name in parenthesis.  All reminders will be sent to the email address you use to register. 
    • 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.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes, avoid loose-fitting clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair. Please bring your own safety glasses, which you can purchase at a local hardware store or lumberyard. Glasses must be certified to ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166.

    Instructor bio:

    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.

    He met his wife, a New Zealander, while they were living in Sweden.  After marrying ,they moved to New Zealand, where Robert attended Carrington Polytechnic and completed the Trade Certificate and Advanced Trade Certificate in Furniture Making.  He went on to work in all fields of woodworking,  including building and renovating houses, creating furniture, and carving and turning wood. He also spent 30 years building luxury yacht interiors.  

    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.



    • Monday, August 09, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Studio, Class Code GL080921JW
    • 0
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    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 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.

    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. 

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 10-14 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). You will get reminder emails sent to the email you registered with.
    • 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 reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 
    • If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • A materials fee of $35 is included in the price of class.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.

    Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.


    Instructor: 
    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.      

    • Monday, August 09, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO080921JW
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