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Prose Writers Group meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
Interested in joining with this group?
Children's Writers Group meets the 2nd Tuesday, of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Girls Who Code is an organization founded with a single mission: To close the gender gap in technology. Computer coding is relevant to all sorts of interests, not just computer science.
BARN is hosting a Girls Who Code club once again for the 2019-20 school year for girls in grades 6-12. The club will meet every Thursday afternoon (except school holidays) from September 26 through March 5th, from 3:45 - 5pm. Girls will be guided through a progression of coding skills throughout the year.
Prior to signing up for these sessions you are welcome to join us on Thursday, September 19th from 4-5pm for an optional drop-in information session at BARN. Meet our facilitators, learn about the curriculum, and ask any questions you may have about the program.
Rebecca Graham was our club facilitator last year. She is a full-time senior engineer working in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. She began coding in college where she earned a BS in Computer Science and a BA in History from the University of Mary Washington. She lives on the island with her husband, 6-year old son, 3 cats, and 2 dogs. She loves glitter, cartoons, yoga, rock climbing, and creating things with technology.
Rebecca will be joined by Alex McKeon, a BARN member who has always found time in her life for creating. She has had a wide variety of professional experiences including work as an expedition leader, yoga instructor, personal chef, snowboard instructor, and nanny. She lives on the island with her husband and toddler and believes that working with young women is one of the most fulfilling uses of her time.
To learn more about Girls Who Code, see: https://girlswhocode.com/
From the Girls Who Code organization: "Girls Who Code's mission is to create gender parity within technology by providing a unique educational experience for young women to learn computer science. Interested participants who self-identify as female are welcome to apply to our programs."
In this 3 sessions class you will learn how to make a hammer from aluminum and brass as you learn basic metal machining techniques.
Machining operations that will be covered in the class include basic metal turning, external thread cutting, knurling, chamfering, cutting off, milling a flat on a round work piece, drilling, and tapping threads.
The hammer, which will be yours to keep, will have a brass head and will be useful as a "positioning" hammer. If you want a hammer head other than brass that's 1¼ inch diameter, bring the material to the class.
A materials fee of $20 is included in the class tuition.
Before the class, students should view the following YouTube videos on how to make this type of hammer:
part 1part 2part 3part 4Extra Credit video
If you have questions, please email Stan Stumbo at email@example.com or phone him at (206) 842-1458.
INSTRUCTOR: Stan Stumbo is a professional marine mechanical engineer (retired) and is a longtime home-shop hobby machinist.
Please note that this class has had an added second day session.
In this unique class, you will explore the meditative technique of powdered glass frit. Using frit powders of various colors and choosing previously dried foliage you will create striking floral images in this class.
In the three-hour session on day 1 (12:00 to 3:00 PM) you will come to understand the necessary safety practices and clean up using glass powders. Then with step-by-step instruction you will practice the process of layering frit to colorize the dried foliage you have chosen to decorate your dishware.
During the one-hour session on day 2 (12:00 to 1:00 PM) you will learn how and why to clean your powdered and initially fired pieces to prepare them for fully fusing each to a background piece of glass prior to slumping. Frit combined with foliage creates delicate organic images that will compliment your food presentation or anything you might imagine.
In this class you will produce one 9” x 9” square swoop serving piece, one 3" x 9" channel plate, and three 3” x 3” condiment dishes.
Instructor: Diane Bonciolini
The "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio, Diane's love of glass is her passion. As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. She describes glass, her medium of choice, as having a life of its own. This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations: stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete.
Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
This six week class is designed to bring the young novice machinist up to speed for using the basic tools of a machine shop. We will cover the following topics:
Proper layout of parts using Calipers, Micrometers squares, and hight gauge. Locating, center punching, and drilling and reaming of holes on flat and cylindrical material.
How to cut threads using taps and dies.
The construction and use of Jigs and fixtures.
Proper safe use of the milling machine covering set up and locating surfaces.
Proper cutter selection.
Cutting slots and recesses.
Precision alignment and drilling of holes.
How to setup to do repeatable operations.
Proper safe use of the Machinist lathe covering set up and locating surfaces.
Turning an object down to a specific diameter.
Boring out the center to a specific diameter.
How to set up to do repeatable operations.
Instructor: Chris Stanley
Participate in our Project Bag “Sew-Along.” What is a Sew-Along? It is kind of like a sewing bee where a group of sewing enthusiasts get together and work on the same kind of project.
This October -- come join fellow sewing enthusiasts and make a knitting project bag to house your current work in progress. You don't knit? This project bag is great for any fiber handwork activity.
Stitch Mischief is the designer of the popular Finch Bucket (and Little Finch Bucket) pattern which includes the instructions for both versions.
This pattern is easy to read and follow with detailed cutting instructions and lots of graphics. It comes with a customizable patchwork option as well.
Check out #littlefinchbucket or #finchbucket on Instagram for inspiration, gather your supplies and come join us to make your very own.
Below is the link to purchase the pattern (downloadable PDF file). All supplies needed to complete the project bag are given in detail with the pattern.
Finch Bucket Pattern
Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this three-week component of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.
You will build a two-compartment tote, handy for storing or carrying silverware, garden tools or other items. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common hand tools. You will learn to use:
Weaving combines color, fiber, & patterns in endless unique options to create cloth.
Learn how to do all the steps in weaving: setting up and using a floor loom, project planning, weave structure and pattern, and many tricks of the trade.
This 5-session class is hands’ on using floor looms and other equipment. The class will emphasis learning how to weave, how to set up a floor loom, how to plan projects, and how to read a weaving draft. During the class you will weave samples with the emphasis on learning how to weave and plan.
Students will use BARN floor looms and equipment.
There is a $20 materials fee included in the class price.
What to Bring:
Students should bring their own scissors.
Instructor: Deb Sweet Deb Sweet is a long-time weaver and teacher at BARN. Deb has taught at BARN for the past several years and has love for weaving that is infectious.
Sign up to use the BARN Fiber Arts Studio Sailrite Industrial Machine. BARN members who are certified to use the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine can sign up for those open studio times when a Sailrite safety monitor is hosting the open studio.
PLEASE NOTE: Only some of the BARN Fiber Arts open studio times have the safety monitors trained to supervise any use of the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine.
Skill Level: BARN Member who has taken the Sailrite Industrial Machine Certification class and been certified to use the machine.
Ages: Ages 18+
Join us for our monthly (held every fourth Tuesday) make and take! We'll have the ingredients set up in the kitchen and we'll all learn together. This month we'll make our own Oreo-style cookies and add some spooky decorations.
Instructor: Marcela Sandoval
Instructor: Josh Haza
Are you always impressed how some people in the Machine shop can do the the most seemingly difficult things. Come and learn some of Peter's tricks and techniques. You will be amazed and astounded, you might even pick up a few new ideas to use on your own projects.
In this class you will learn some the the tricks and methods that the instructor uses to make good use of the tools in the shop. Finding centers, tapping techniques, deburring, using the micrometer, using the grinders, work holding etc.
This is a Welding Open Studio for members and guests to work on personal projects.
This class is for those that have completed MIG 1, 2, & 3 OR previous welding OR plasma cutting class or experience.
A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment and safety. (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.)
Participants may practice their welding skills or pursue their projects and are encouraged to bring their own project materials. There will be a safety refresher. Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.
Teacher/Monitor: Bob Mathisrud has 20+ years’ experience as a stationary operating engineer for national recognized bakeries. He is active in BARN's welding shop, sheetmetal shop, machine shop, ETA studio and Wood studio.
Contact Shop Lead: Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)
Safety Monitor: Sybil Carrere
* This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.
In fine woodworking, everything starts with the wood. Before you can focus on joinery or fancy details, you need to make a board foursquare, with surfaces that are flat, straight, parallel and square. And then you need to cut the lengths, widths and thicknesses you need, in a way that positions the pieces where the grain direction makes the most sense.
In this class, you will learn techniques and strategies that will help you custom mill wood to the precise dimensions you need. You’ll learn:
Instructor: David Kaplan is an avid amateur woodworker. He especially enjoys the process of turning rough lumber into straight, square stock.
In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.
Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.
It's Fall, so our woods are full of wild mushrooms, hundreds of species. A few of them are choice edibles -- chanterelles, porcinis, cauliflowers, lobsters. But how do you find them, and how do you know for sure what you're collecting?
This class is an introduction to finding, identifying and safely consuming local wild mushrooms. It will start with a Wednesday evening discussion, "How To Look at A Mushroom," and continue with a Saturday foray in promising habitat less than two hours away. We are sure to find mushrooms, but there is no guarantee they will be edibles.
Do you want to cast outside of class?
Come be a part of Jewelry Studio Casting Club!!
This is an exciting opportunity to practice casting your own work in precious metals. This is a Hands-On experience. You'll have an opportunity to do every step in the casting process yourself. This isn't a class, but more like an open studio for casting. It will require some casting experience (see below) and teamwork. We've started this club to give our community a chance to cast on a regular basis. We plan on growing and evolving to include the casting of 3D printed pieces and mold making. If you're interested in participating, see requirements and specifics below.
PREREQUISITES and Requirements for Casting Club:
What To Expect
On Thursday evening, we will be investing, so come with your pieces sprued, weighed (don't forget to record your wax weight & bring it) and attached to the sprue base, so we can jump right in. Don’t plan on there being time to sprue your work during this time. If you have any concerns or would like some advice on spruing, come to open studio on Monday or Friday. We have set aside a locker where you can leave your sprued flask if you so choose. During investing, we’ll have time to make some last minute adjustments and weigh our metals. When everyone's done investing we’ll clean up and figure out the pouring order for the next morning. You're welcome to stay to help load the kiln for its’ overnight burn.
On Friday evening, come with appropriate casting wear (& hair up). After a review of the evenings plan we will get everything ready for the pour. Teams of 2 people will take turns casting until we finish. When all of the flasks are poured everyone can help clean up and show off their work!!
Join us for this three-session class to design your Delta game “board” and pins in Fusion 360, and then produce your design on the CNC Mill and CNC Lathe.
What’s the Delta game? It’s a board-game in the shape a triangle with 15 holes and 14 pins… jump a pin and remove it until only one pin remains. We’ll work through the geometry of the triangle with some given parameters, sketch the design and extrude it to make the solid in Fusion 360, and do the same with the pin. You’ll perfect your design over the coming week (the instructor will be available to support you in completing your homework). Then we’ll use your design to produce g-code within Fusion 360, load that into the CNC machines, and cut your parts. This will be a fast-paced class, but it will be fun too.
At a minimum, you must be familiar with manual mill and lathe operations. We recommend you take the Intro to CNC Mill and Intro to CNC Lathe classes unless you have prior experience. Please see our calendar here.
Prior experience with Fusion 360, and a laptop with Fusion 360 loaded (download here) and running are requirements for this class.
David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.
Every good shot deserves some extra attention to make it the best it can possibly be. Adobe’s Lightroom software offers a comprehensive toolset that is focused on photography. Besides optimizing a photo’s appearance, LR provides tools for organizing your entire photo library.
This hands-on workshop introduces attendees to a simple and straight forward workflow that starts with photo analysis that highlights deficiencies, and follows with the workflow to make the necessary image improvements.
Analyze Photo and Identify Areas for Improvements
Crop (and Straighten if necessary), aspect ratios
Global Enhancements Corrections
Histogram and Preview Blown Out Highlights or Blocked Up Shadows
Shadows / Highlights / Whites
Very Local Corrections
Before / After
Undo / Redo
Image Edit Practice
Session 2 - Advanced, Practice, & Photo Management
Image Edit Practice
Import / File Structure / Naming
Grading / Selecting / Rejecting
Manipulating File Structure
Three iMacs will be available with sample images to provide practical experience with the image editing process. We will “buddy-up”, two attendees per desktop. The last session will offer some time for attendees to work on their own images with assistance by the instructor.
Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.
Adobe purchased Ken’s digital asset management company (Fotiva / PhotoTablet) back in 2001. While working at Adobe as a senior computer scientist, he help shepherd and promote the initial, internal Lightroom development efforts as an important alternative to Photoshop for Photographers (and mere mortals).
Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.
He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: firstname.lastname@example.org
No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.
All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.
* This class has prerequisites. Please see below.
Build a playable acoustic-electric cigar box guitar in a class that blends traditional lutherie, folk-instrument wisdom, and a bit of whimsy. Cigar box guitars are great fun to make and easy to play.
You will learn:
Instructors: Doug Salot and Mo Ellis.
Doug Salot started playing the guitar about 10 years ago and occasionally tries to distract himself by building guitars and ukuleles.He studied instrument building with local luthier Alan Simcoe.
Mo has played guitar off and on for a loooong time and is still trying to figure it out. He built his first instrument, a mountain dulcimer, about 40 years ago, then went on to make a hammered dulcimer and lotsof experimental stringed instruments. Some were playable. All were fun to build.
Please avoid dangling jewelry or loose clothing. Long hair must be tied back. Close-toed shoes are required.
Fix-It Saturday (FREE -- Members & Guests)
Fix-It Saturday takes advantage of the equipment and skills of the Metal Fabrication group at BARN to meet the challenge of repairing items brought in. Requested repairs should be focused on metal or related electrical projects. Your hands on participation in the "fix-it" process is encouraged.
See what we can do, what suggestions we can make, or what other avenues you might pursue if a fix is not at hand.
(No wheeled vehicles, please).
Registration is not required. Fix-It Saturday is free and open to members and non-members.
Please Note: Fix-It Saturday runs concurrently with an Open Studio available to qualified users. Open Studio users must register and pay the required materials fee for the Open Studio that is also held on this day. Please click here to register.
BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for participants.
Participants who plan to weld must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.
Rob Avery: Rob is a Monitor in the welding studio; a creative artist, loves to share, coach others and problem solve in creative ways.(email@example.com)
Received 5-21 via a calendar from Henry and posted on 5/21
Learn how to coil and machine sew a decorative fabric platter using cotton fabric strips that are wound around cording and sewn into a dimensional shape using the Brother sewing machines in the Fiber Arts Studio.
A kit of needed supplies will be provided (for a kit fee) in a variety of color ways for students to choose from.
Each student will take home a completed decorative platter that is at least 11” in diameter.
Instructor Artist Statement: Dawna Ellis --
My love of textiles is rooted in the endless possibilities that can become of them and have been a part of my creative outlet as well as a core player in my 30 year career as a costume designer and fabricator. I have been making textile platters and vessels for about nine years and am drawn to the rhythmic process of wrapping fabric strips around cording, transforming it into a new fiber. As this newly created fiber is coiled and sewn into shape, a more complex pattern of color and texture emerges as the fabrics interact with each other and create their own harmony. In 2015, I was honored as a winner in the professional division for the 2015 NICHE Awards in the Recycled category for the entry of my coiled vessel, Morning Song.
Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.
This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controlled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers.
Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help. You can download a free trial by clicking here. Look towards the middle of the screen and click on "Create an Account". AutoDesk will send you a confirmation email. Click on the link and go to Download Free Trial. Be sure you choose "Fusion 360 for hobbyists and makers".
This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including:
Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.
Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom is fun and easy. The looms are small and portable and your weaving can be as simple or as complex as you like. This class is for those new to weaving or established weavers looking for a way to make quick projects.
Class participants will learn how to direct warp the loom, how to do simple balanced weaving, how to identify and fix simple mistakes, and how to remove the finished project from the loom. Rigid Heddle Looms are perfect for weaving with hand-knitting yarns. Participants will bring a variety of their leftover yarns that will be used to make a scarf that they will finish by the end of the class and take home with them.
(We encourage students to go to Churchmouse, our local Bainbridge Island yarn store, for material supplies.)
Materials Fee: None.
Skill Level: Universal - Beginners to advanced weavers
Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.
Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!
Terry Winer is a long-time knitter, spinner, weaver, dyer, and sewist who enjoys creating a community of fiber artists who get together work on their fiber projects. She can be found most Wednesdays, mid-day, weaving, spinning or knitting with her fellow BARN members in the Fiber Arts Studio.
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 the first of a four-part series. The class 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 an hour and a half of hands-on practice and guidance on technique. 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.
Small class size (4) 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: Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland, California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future.
Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.
In this Sheet Metal Orientation and Tool Safety class, you will learn the proper use of the studio's tools and equipment; most importantly the brake and jump shear. You will try your hand with the studio's equipment, all of which is hand operated. Interested students are advised to attend before you sign up for classes or come to an Assisted Studio.
Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.
Teacher/Monitor: Linda Sohlberg Linda is a registered architect. She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN.
Additional Contact -- Studio Lead: Chris Stanley
This two-day class will cover torch-free fine metal joining. Multiple rivet and tab connections will be learned through demonstrations and student practice. Additional techniques covered in class are small scale forging, wire drawing, rivet styles, straight tabs and bent finger tabs for setting flat glass or stone slabs. Hydraulic press safety, roll-printing, basic sawing, filing and sanding are also covered so students will be able to make practice copies of selected class samples.
Metal Bead Project: Using the Hydraulic Press, roll-printing, and the spaced-tube rivet technique, students will demonstrate competency in cold connection techniques by making a no-solder copper bead.
Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
Instructor: Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980s. She authored the book, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P Excel Awards, in 2018.
Nanz Aalund, firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to cut threads on the Hardinge Lathe
Threads are one of the most basic ways of joining two pieces. In this class you will learn the basics of cutting (chasing) threads using the Hardinge Lathe. You will be introduced to threading basics and then learn now to set up and cut threads using both dies and actual machine cutting. If there is time you will also be introduced to thread cutting on the Clausing Colchester Lathe.
One of many reference texts on machine threads can be found here.
A $10 materials fee has been included in the price of class.
Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad.