BARN Classes

    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Writers' Studio, BARN, Class Code--WR091318JH+
    • 9
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    Good fiction, good discussion, good people! The BARN Book Group 4 Writers meets monthly, the second Thursday of the month, from 6:30 – 8 PM in the Writers Studio. Join us on October 11 to discuss All the Light We Cannot Seeby Anthony Doerr. Here are titles we’re looking forward to reading:

    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles  

    Runaway by Alice Munro (collection of short stories)

    Amsterdam by Ian McEwan 

    Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 

    For more info, email Jenn Hager at jhager.editor@gmail.com  Members and non-members welcome! Be sure to register.

    This group is free to members and for non-members only $10 for all sessions from October 2018 through January 2019. 

    • Monday, August 06, 2018
    • Monday, December 31, 2018
    • 22 sessions
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR080618
    • 10

    Printmaking: Fob Open Studio will be a regular Monday feature.  This is un-monitored, dedicated time when BARN members with printmaking studio fob access can be sure there is no other class in session, and can make plans to print together in the studio. (Technically, Open Studio in the print studio is whenever there is not a class in session. Check both the Print and Book Arts calendars; if there is no class for either of these studios, you are welcome to come in and work.)  But Mondays are a reliable time to work on your own projects that do not require further instruction, no need to check the calendar.  Up to 10 print studio members can work at one time.  If there is high demand, we will begin having formal online registration for this time period.  Until then, you can just show up.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: BARN Member and Print Studio fob access (authorized by the Studio Lead after completing the prerequisites for unmonitored time in the studio).
    • There is no fee for this time.  It is part of your BARN membership.  
    • Open studio users are expected to know where studio tools, supplies, and equipment is kept, to respect the standards and policies posted for studio use, to be considerate of others, and to leave the studio neat and clean when finished.     
    • A variety of print paper is available for purchase in the print studio.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 
    • Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Glass Arts Studio, Class Code: GL081418DB
    • 0
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    Pattern Bar technique is yet another possibility that brings unique design elements to your glass practice. It is best described as a stacked multicolored glass bar that when sliced, arranged & fired can create stunning patterns. Sometimes referred to as a 'segment slab' it is composed of sheet glass strips that are tack-fused together, cut into parts, and fired within a containment system until the glass flows and forms an internal pattern.

    Session 1 of this project-based lesson you will learn to create pattern bars that will then be kiln fired.
    Session 2, you will use the studio's wet saw to cut your fired bars into cross-sectional pieces and arrange them within a containment system. However you arrange them, your outcome will be a fascinating.
    Session 3 you will cold work your finished piece readying it for fire polishing.  The result will be a finished disc for serving or who knows! Where you take it after that is up to you!

    A Materials Fee of $50 will be added to the class cost when you register.

    Be sure to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the studio.

    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.

    • Thursday, August 16, 2018
    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA
    • 3

    In this class you will learn to use fusion 360 to build a simple three dimensional model of your fidget spitter. Then we will learn how to use fusion 360 to output G code to run cutting paths on the CNC milling machine. Lastly we will cut out the body of your fidget spitter in plastic and insert three bearings into the spinner. Additional bearings can be purchased. Every student will take home a spinner that they have designed and built.


    Details:

    • All levels welcome.
    • Materials fee of $25 will be added at registration.
    • If you have a laptop with Fusion 360 installed you should bring it to class to facilitate workflow.
    Instructor:
    Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop. Contact: cstanley3@mac.com


    • Thursday, August 16, 2018
    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: ME081618CS
    • 3
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    In this two session class, you will learn the basics of G-code programming used throughout industry for controlling machine tools, routers, plasma cutters, 3D printers etc. The focus in this class will be on the coding necessary to control the BARN CNC milling machine.


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

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

    Instructor: Chris Stanley
    cstanley3@gmail.com

    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • Saturday, August 18, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio
    • 7
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    Do you want to cast outside of class? 

    Come be a part of Barn’s 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.

    What's included

    When you sign-up, you automatically get two small to medium flasks to cast. We ask that you:

    • keep your waxes under 2.5 grams (for now)
    • cast in Bronze or Sterling. We will have some metal for sale, but please feel free to bring your own. If you are using scrap, please clean and remove all solder beforehand.  (If you want to cast in a different metal, please be sure to email us ahead of time.)

    Additional Flasks

    If you’d like to cast more than two flasks, please email us so we can confirm there is available space.  Each flask beyond the two allotted will incur an additional materials fee paid on the investing day. (All participant’s first two flasks will have priority over additional flasks in case of a full kiln).

    Casting Club Requirements

    You need to have taken at least one lost wax centrifugal casting class in the last 5 years where you poured your own metal. (Or have enough experience with lost wax centrifugal casting that you are comfortable casting on your own.   If this is the case, shoot us an email so you can get approved.)

    Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants to the casting day.  Non-flammable natural fiber  is best. Please bring something to tie back loose hair and don’t wear loose draping clothing.  

    We have dust masks, safety glasses and gloves that you can use, but feel free to bring your own.

    To participate you must be 18 years or older (special circumstances must be cleared with the Jewelry Studio beforehand)

    What To Expect

    On Friday 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's or Friday's.  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 Saturday morning, come with appropriate casting wear (& hair up).  After a review of the days 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!!

    We are offering a special introductory cost for our inaugural Casting Club -- $35 (+$5/flask)!!

    Contact Info castingclubbarn@gmail.com

    Cost  $35

    $5/flask materials fee (please bring cash or check to class)


    • Saturday, August 18, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI081818TW
    • 0
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    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.

    Materials: (what student should bring):  
    • For the warp: Students should bring to class a selection of 4-8 DK or worsted weight yarn samples in a variety of colors for warp (total of 250+ yds) 
    • For the weft:  Students should also bring 220+ yds of one DK/Worsted weight yarn in a solid or semi solid color for weft. 
    The majority of yarns should be multi-ply yarns and have some wool content, and have some elasticity. 

    (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!

    Instructor Bio:
    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.

    • Saturday, August 18, 2018
    • Sunday, August 19, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code: WO081818BS
    • 5
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    Learn to make easy but elegant wooden boxes that can hold all manner of things, from tea and sugar to gifts. A final coat of wax gives these carved, painted boxes a glowing look that almost resembles ceramic.

    In this two-session class, you will start with a block of wood about 6 inches tall and deep and 4 inches thick. You will go home with two small boxes or one larger one — your choice — and will know the steps needed to make significantly larger or smaller boxes later on your own. 

    The first day you will create a design and lay it out on the wood, using French curves and flexible tools for creating curves.You will then cut out your box on the band saw. It's OK to be inexperienced with this tool; the instructor will guide you or even cut out your blank for you if you wish. By the end of this session, your box should be assembled and glued up.

    The second day, you will learn about various was to embellish your box. You will have the opportunity to use hand chisels and power carvers, as well as wood-burning pens. And you will learn how to use milk paint  and wax to further embellish the outside of your box. You won't put any finish on the inside, so there is no issue if you want to store food.

    Details

    • Open to beginners, ages 14+.
    • In addition to the class fee, a $35 materials fee will be added when you register. This fee covers the cost of the wood blank, paint and disposables.

    Instructor: Brad Stave began working with wood at the age of 5 when he received his first toolbox. After graduating from college he remained true to his heart.  Brad realized that working with wood was not enough and wanted to share his love through teaching. He taught graphic arts in Mukilteo and then moved to Wyoming, where he taught woodworking to Arapaho and Shoshone children in grades 3 to 8.  

    In 1985, Brad moved to California, where he started a new job and became a father of a baby daughter.  Sensing her husband's need to find some avenue to work with wood, his wife, Silvia, bought him a wood lathe. And from that point on, Brad knew he had found his niche. “Of all the creative endeavors I have pursued, wood turning has been the most rewarding," Brad says. "It is the pursuit of my heart.” In 2006 he moved back home to the Pacific Northwest, where Gig Harbor is now home.

    • Saturday, August 18, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR081818VD
    • 6
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    In this fascinating one-day workshop, Virginia Davison will be teaching a block carving process using the mandala as the design element. A mandala is an ancient spiritual symbol widely known in many cultures, and used for meditation and calming the mind.

    Sample mandala designs will be available for you to use in this class. However, please feel free to bring in your own or another mandala pattern from which you would like to work. After carving the design onto an Easy-Cut block, you will print your mandala by hand (no press needed!). Mixing the ink and transferring the image will be highlighted, as well as the use of the baren, a hand-held printing tool.

    Details:
    • Although this workshop is perfect for the beginning printmaker, all levels of experience are welcome.
    • Feel free to bring a sack lunch and snacks; you can store and reheat food in the kitchenette and there is an eating area in the Commons adjacent to the Print Studio.
    • A Materials Fee of $15 will be added to the class cost when you register, which includes your first large sheet of print paper.
    • Additional print paper is available in class for purchase at $5/sheet.

    About the Instructor
    Virginia Davison is a printmaker and stone carver. She has been actively pursuing her artistic abilities since the age of 19. Her artistic interests began in college carving plaster, and later she added soap stone, alabaster and marble to her carving repertoire. One of Virginia's memorable experiences during this phase was her trip to Carrara Italy to attend a workshop carving with Carrara marble, a stone used by many Italian masters including Michelangelo.

    After a number of years carving stone, attending workshops, and active with the Stone Carvers Association in Washington, Virginia moved to Bainbridge. Living on the island, her interests gradually shifted over time to include color because of her passion for gardening. With this shift, she began taking classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.

    At Pratt, Virginia fell more and more in love with paper. This new passion led her into printmaking where she explored a wide range of printmaking techniques. Virginia's current goal is to share her wealth of knowledge and experience in art and printmaking with others through the BARN Print Studio.


    • Saturday, August 18, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE081818LD
    • 4

    This class has been canceled. 


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

    Participants will enjoy the class more if they have had an introductory MIG welding class. If you have not, please contact the instructor.

    The class time has been increased to 3 hours.  The class cost is $60 for members and $72 for non-members.

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

    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.


    Instructor Bio:

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

    Teacher:  Lori Dodge-Carson, (massagework4u@msn.com)

    Studio Lead: Henry Sharpe, henrysharpe@gmail.com

    • Sunday, August 19, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Fab machine shop MA081918CS+
    • 4
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    Please note: This series of classes is a special interest group offering  only for students and mentors participating in the Spartronics Robotics Program at Bainbridge High School. A code is required for registration.

    In this class students will learn fabrication techniques by making the parts needed to complete a Stirling Cycle Engine from a kit. The machine tools used will include the lathe, milling machine, and drill press. 

    Each session is limited to 4 student participants and 2 mentors. The class fee is $10/session with each session running 2 hours. 

    Sessions will be on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. We anticipate there will be at least 10 sessions required to finish this project. Students are encouraged to sign up for as many sessions as they can and to sign up at least 2 weeks in advance. If the project finishes sooner there will be refunds given.

    If you have any questions, please contact Julie Leung, Program Coordinator at Julie@BainbridgeBARN.org or 206-842-4475 x 221. 

    Spartronics students can direct questions to Kenneth.

    Instructors:

    Stan Stumbo, Jerry Erickson, Peter Moseley, Chris Stanley

    Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop

    The August classes for Learning Manufacturing Techniques for Robotics include the following dates:

    Sunday August 5

    Tuesday August 7

    Sunday August 12

    Tuesday August 14

    Sunday August 19

    Tuesday August 21

    Sunday August 26

    Tuesday August 28


    • Sunday, August 19, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE081918EM
    • 4

    This class has been canceled. Please check the BARN website for future offerings.

    MIG or TIG Welding #3 – Fabrication is the third class in the sequence leading to use of the welding studio.  Students should have completed Introduction to MIG or TIG Welding #1 and #2. This is a combined class covering the essential elements of fabrication with either MIG or TIG welding. The class is limited to 4 participants.  

    The class is based on students' ability to safely comfortably use hand and stationary power tools available in the welding studio for cutting, grinding, and preparing materials.

    Students who are not familiar with the use of power tools in the Welding Studio (chop saw, horizontal and vertical band saws, drill press, hand and stationary grinders and/or "porta-band") should participate in the free introduction to welding studio power tools before participating in the Fabrication Class.  The class -- Welding: Introduction to Power Tools -- is free but requires registration. Please see our calendar by clicking here.

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

    Details:

    • An $18 materials fee will be added when you register which will cover steel, wire, and gas. 
    • BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  
      

    Instructor: 
    Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland, California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future. 

    Contact: ErinMunter@gmail.com


    • Monday, August 20, 2018
    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO082018ML
    • 0
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    Boxes make books look very finished and professional, protects them very well, and are just beautiful in general. But they don't have to be just for books!  Any small items, including jewelry can have specially made boxes to protect and present them, or give them as gifts.  

    We’ll learn about several traditional box styles, including clam shell cases, boxes with attached and separate lids, and make a final box that incorporates a personal item bought from home.  We’ll also cover different types of book board, various methods of covering the  box, and receive a box-making jig to take home.  You’ll walk away with resources for supplies and materials, a box jig, samples of several styles of boxes, and the knowledge to make a personal project that is satisfying and complete. 

    No experience is necessary, however a basic familiarity with book making tools is a benefit.  

    Please Note: there will be a $20 materials fee added the class cost when you register.

    Instructor:
    Mary Jeanne Linford has been a professional book artist for over 20 years, under the press name Bad Girl Press.  She also works with three other women under the press name Full Plate Press. Her books are in selected museums, libraries and collections nationwide, and can be seen in the book arts room at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

    • Monday, August 20, 2018
    • Monday, August 27, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 9
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    Join us for our first Knit-Along as we knit these cleverly constructed garter-stitch knit and felted slippers. 

    In a Knit-Along anyone can participate at their level and speed. This pattern requires you to know how to cast on, work in garter stitch (knit every row), bind off and sew seams. You will need to match gauge in order to end up with a slipper that fits!

    The pattern is free to download from the DROPS website. Click here to download. 

    ·        The activity is free for BARN Members.  

    ·        Non-BARN Members $10 drop-in fee per session.

    Please register so we know how many people to expect.

    What to Bring

    ·        A copy of the downloaded ‘Elfies’ pattern. Click here to download.

    ·        420 yds (200 gr) total of Aran weight, 100% feltable wool yarn in any color or combination of colors. Note - If you decide to hold two yarns together, they should equal an Aran weight yarn when combined.

    ·        Size 10 straight or short circular needles. You may want to bring a range of sizes to ensure you can match gauge

    ·        Knitting notions: stitch markers, scissors, pencil, measuring tape, darning needle, etc.

    Note - we have some knitting needles available to use in the studio

    Skill Level - Advanced Beginner Experience with casting on, knitting, binding off, matching gauge

    Ages - Ages 14+ are welcome

    • Monday, August 20, 2018
    • Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop. Class code WO082018JS
    • 1
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    Make two bowls 6 to 7 inches in diameter in this two-session class as you build your woodturning skills and learn some of the special techniques and insights needed for bowl-turning. To take this class, you must already have taken Introduction to Woodturning or equivalent. (See below).

    You will learn how to use a bowl gouge while designing and turning tthe two bowls. In the first session, you will learn the basics about selecting green wood and creating proper bowl blanks, preserving the blanks for future turning, mounting a bowl safely on the lathe, and using bowl gouges to create the bowls. In the second session, you will turn a seasoned bowl blank as you practice and improve your  gouge skills and learn the basics of sanding and finishing.

    By successfully completing these two sessions, and turning two bowls, you will have a good understanding of the process and techniques, and be able to turn bowls of this size independently during Open Studio time in the BARN Woodworking Studio.

    Details:

    • Open to students who have taken BARN's Introduction to Woodturning class or demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session with the instructor. If you have not taken Introduction to Woodturning, you need to contact Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233,  and arrange a review session at least 10 days before you register.
    • A materials fee of $25, for two bowl blanks, is in addition to the class fee and will be collected when you register and pay.
    • While this class is oriented to novice turners, it is also appropriate and useful for experienced turners who have predominantly used scrapers and wish to acquire or improve their gouge skills.

    Photograph by Joy McCallister Photography.

    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for about three years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017.  She is currently Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.
    • Monday, August 20, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA082018CS
    • 1
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    This class is for beginners or intermediate students and is designed to teach you how to work with the Hardinge lathe. It is geared toward  beginners who have an interest in making tools and accessories for jewelry making. You will be also producing a small cylindrical lidded container.

    There will be a materials fee of $15 added to the class cost when you register.


    Instructor:
    Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop
    For questions please contact the instructor acstanley3@mac.com


    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    • Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    • 18 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR082118AR+
    • 7
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    Word War is a weekly sprint writing meet-up, where participants will be timed for four twenty-five minute intervals, writing as many words as they can for as long as the timer is running, with short breaks in between. Word counts will be recorded, and we'll turn dedicated, focused time and light-hearted competition into two of the most productive hours of our week! 

    There will be no sharing or critique, only fast-paced, supportive-but-competitive 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. 

    This group is free for members and only $20 for non-members from August through December.

    Organizer: Amelia Ramsey is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she studied modern Southern literature and an indie-published author of dozens of steamy romantic shorts, novellas, and novels. She writes and publishes on Amazon under two pseudonyms she's too embarrassed to share with anyone. She's currently working on her first non-romantic

    If you are a BARN member who is interested in joining, contact Amelia at amelia@whereikeep.info




    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio, Class Code: JE082118JM
    • 2
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    This 3 session class is for those that have taken at least two jewelry making class and have soldered as well as those that have been making jewelry for a while.  Punching out circles, dapping and forming, soldering 2 halves together and finishing will be covered.  Learn how to make a perfect sphere in this class. Cubes, free forms and wire beads are shapes to be made as well.  Soldering skills will be advanced.  

    A Materials Fee of $20 will be added to class fee upon registration.

    Instructor: 
    Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. She is the Jewelry Department studio lead and her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle.

    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO082118JD
    • 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 Woodworking Studio's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. To use the shop during Open Studio time, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Please see the Woodshop calendar for scheduled orientations.

    Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during open shop time and in classes that require certification in these tools:

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointer
    • Chop saw
    • Scroll saw
    • Drill press

    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. See them by clicking on this link. (Hint: 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.)

    Details:

    Please dress in the same way you will be expected to do when you use the shop for open studio time. That means:
    • Wear close-toe shoes.
    • Bring and wear safety glasses.
    • Wear hearing protectors when warranted; bring your own or use BARN's.
    • Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and dangly jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    Instructor:  Joe Dunstan has been a woodworker for 20 years and has built his own house.  He manages the safety monitor program for the  shop.
    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MA082118CS+
    • 2
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    Please note: This series of classes is a special interest group offering  only for students and mentors participating in the Spartronics Robotics Program at Bainbridge High School. A code is required for registration.

    In this class students will learn fabrication techniques by making the parts needed to complete a Stirling Cycle Engine from a kit. The machine tools used will include the lathe, milling machine, and drill press. 

    Each session is limited to 4 student participants and 2 mentors. The class fee is $10/session with each session running 2 hours. 

    Sessions will be on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. We anticipate there will be at least 10 sessions required to finish this project. Students are encouraged to sign up for as many sessions as they can and to sign up at least 2 weeks in advance. If the project finishes sooner there will be refunds given.

    If you have any questions, please contact Julie Leung, Program Coordinator at Julie@BainbridgeBARN.org or 206-842-4475 x 221. 

    Spartronics students can direct questions to Kenneth.

    Instructors:

    Stan Stumbo, Jerry Erickson, Peter Moseley, Chris Stanley

    Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop

    The August classes for Learning Manufacturing Techniques for Robotics include the following dates:

    Sunday August 5

    Tuesday August 7

    Sunday August 12

    Tuesday August 14

    Sunday August 19

    Tuesday August 21

    Sunday August 26

    Tuesday August 28



    • Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS082218PM+
    • 5
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Metal Arts Machine Shop: Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $10 for Non-Members. Please register for each Wednesday's Open Studio you would like to attend so we know who is coming.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

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

    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO082118JD
    • 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 Woodworking Studio's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. To use the shop during Open Studio time, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. Please see the Woodshop calendar for scheduled orientations.

    Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during open shop time and in classes that require certification in these tools:

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointer
    • Chop saw
    • Scroll saw
    • Drill press

    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. See them by clicking on this link. (Hint: 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.)

    Details:

    Please dress in the same way you will be expected to do when you use the shop for open studio time. That means:
    • Wear close-toe shoes.
    • Bring and wear safety glasses.
    • Wear hearing protectors when warranted; bring your own or use BARN's.
    • Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and dangly jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    Instructor:  Jeanne Huber
    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI082318TW
    • 0
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    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.

    Materials: (what student should bring):  
    • For the warp: Students should bring to class a selection of 4-8 DK or worsted weight yarn samples in a variety of colors for warp (total of 250+ yds) 
    • For the weft:  Students should also bring 220+ yds of one DK/Worsted weight yarn in a solid or semi solid color for weft. 
    The majority of yarns should be multi-ply yarns and have some wool content, and have some elasticity. 

    (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!

    Instructor Bio:
    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.


    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: BO082318ML
    • 4
    Register

    The Jacob’s Ladder artists’ book structure is borrowed from a folk toy traditionally made of blocks of wood held together with ribbons. The structure is held from one end and allowed to dangle vertically. When the block being held is tilted, the remaining blocks flip over in succession, producing a cascading visual effect. The Jacob's Ladder structure is an old one, but just as much fun and as full of amazement as it was when it was brand new. You'll use images from old books to   create a two sided book whose pages flip over, using ribbons, book board, and your imagination!  

    A Materials fee of $10 will be added when you register. 

    These classes are taught by a variety of instructors, and you can expect great ideas, excellent teaching and experience.

    This class is being offered by MJ Linford.

    Please Note: This class series is is normally held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. However, this month is different...it is being held on the fourth Thursday due to scheduling conflicts.

    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts & Great Room, Class Code: KI082318AW
    • 12
    Register

    King Arthur Flour Bakealong

    Join us for August's monthly make and take! You will be participating in King Arthur's monthly bake-along challenge. We'll have the ingredients set up in the kitchen and we'll all learn together.

    This month we will be making Pane Bianco! 

    Fillings for the given recipe will be provided. If you would like to try your own variation, bring the extra ingredients you might want to experiment with. Additionally, there are two rise times for this bakealong. Bring your own kitchen project or other project to keep you busy during the down time.

    Please see recipe by clicking here.

    This is not a formal class. Participants are asked to stay and help with clean up, including dishes, counters, and floors.

    This is a free class and is a BARN Members only event (part of the perks of being a member). Please register so we know who will be attending. There will be a materials fee of $5.00 for ingredients, which will be added when you register.

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    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: SM082318BW
    • 4
    Register

    This is a repeat class designed to give participants exposure and practice in shaping sheet metal into compound curved forms. This class is designed so that you can start the class sequence at any point or continue beyond previous lessons. 

    Shaped metal applications are in art and fabrication. You can even make a bowl.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Friday, August 24, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE

    BARN will be closed due to road work being conducted on Three Tree Lane. There will be no access to the BARN building on this day.

    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME082518PM+
    • 5
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Metal Arts Machine Shop: Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $10 for Non-Members. Please register for each Saturday Open Studio you would like to attend so we know who is coming.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

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

    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN, Small Classroom, Class Code: BO082518AB
    • 0
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    Papercutting is an art that spans history and cultures, from simple silhouettes to intricate designs. In this class, you will learn the basics of papercutting and how to create your very own papercuts. We will cover everything from paper, finding inspiration and cutting techniques. You will leave class with at least one finished papercut ready for framing. 

    Level: Introductory/Beginning Class, all levels welcome 14+.

    An additional materials fee of $15 will be added to the class cost when you register. This fee is for a hobby knife and extra blades, self healing cutting mat, and paper. You will go home with these materials.











    Instructor Bio:

    Bloedel Reserve Creative Resident Anna Brones is a writer, artist and producer. She is the author of several books including Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break and Hello, Bicycle: An Inspired Guide to the Two-Wheeled Life, and the founder, publisher and editor of Comestible, a biannual journal about food. She also works as a papercut artist, creating illustrations from a single piece of paper.  More of her work can be found at http://annabrones.com/


    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE082518RA

    Fix-It Saturday  (FREE)

    This Open Studio 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. This open studio is free.

    BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for participants.

    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.  

    Instructors/Monitors:

    Rob Avery:  Rob is a Monitor in the welding studio; a creative artist, loves to share, coach others and problem solve in creative ways.(avery.rob@gmail.com) 

    Peter Mosley:  Peter is retired mechanical engineer who has had own metal machining work shop. (pmose268@gmail.com) 

    Chris Stanley: Model maker, educator, artist.  Chris is a "Jack of all trades".  Reportedly, he can fix anything except a broken heart. (cstanley3@mac.com

    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code-WR0818WK
    • 0
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    Your life is a story, and if told correctly, a very interesting one. There is an art to taking the sprawling events of your life and reducing them down to a personal essay or memoir. Using Bill Kenower’s unique inside-out approach to writing, we will look at how to tell the fine difference between telling a story about your life, and using your life to tell a story. Students taking this class can expect to learn:

    • How to find the narrative arc in a personal story.
    • How to write about painful memories.
    • How to write about people who have mistreated you.
    • How to turn the most challenging moments from your life into a story that can help others.
    InstructorWilliam Kenower is the author of Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write With Confidence, and Write Within Yourself: An Author’s Companion, the Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, and a sought-after speaker and teacher. In addition to his books he’s been published in The New York Times and Edible Seattle, and has been a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. His video interviews with hundreds of writers from Nora Ephron, to Amy Tan, to William Gibson are widely considered the best of their kind on the Internet. He also hosts the online radio program Author2Author where every week he and a different guest discuss the books we write and the lives we lead. 
    • Sunday, August 26, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Fab machine shop MA082618CS+
    • 4
    Register

    Please note: This series of classes is a special interest group offering  only for students and mentors participating in the Spartronics Robotics Program at Bainbridge High School. A code is required for registration.

    In this class students will learn fabrication techniques by making the parts needed to complete a Stirling Cycle Engine from a kit. The machine tools used will include the lathe, milling machine, and drill press. 

    Each session is limited to 4 student participants and 2 mentors. The class fee is $10/session with each session running 2 hours. 

    Sessions will be on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. We anticipate there will be at least 10 sessions required to finish this project. Students are encouraged to sign up for as many sessions as they can and to sign up at least 2 weeks in advance. If the project finishes sooner there will be refunds given.

    If you have any questions, please contact Julie Leung, Program Coordinator at Julie@BainbridgeBARN.org or 206-842-4475 x 221. 

    Spartronics students can direct questions to Kenneth.

    Instructors:

    Stan Stumbo, Jerry Erickson, Peter Moseley, Chris Stanley

    Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop

    The August classes for Learning Manufacturing Techniques for Robotics include the following dates:

    Sunday August 5

    Tuesday August 7

    Sunday August 12

    Tuesday August 14

    Sunday August 19

    Tuesday August 21

    Sunday August 26

    Tuesday August 28


    • Monday, August 27, 2018
    • Monday, September 03, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: ME082718CS
    • 3
    Register

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


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

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

    Instructor: 
    Chris Stanley 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, teaching a wide variety of classes for the Art Institute of Seattle. 
    cstanley3@gmail.com


    • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio, Class Code: JE082818JM
    • 0
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    Do you have beach glass that you have saved for years? Join us in the Jewelry Studio and make it into jewelry.  We will wire wrap or grind holes in some, and set some in sheet sterling silver. You will learn to saw metal, use jeweler's pliers, and solder. This is a beginning and intermediate level class.

    Bring your beach glass treasures as well as ceramic shards to the first class.  Also bring glasses so that you can see details 10 inches in front of your nose.  The studio has reading glasses to lend. 

    There will be a Materials Fee of $20 added to the class cost when you register.


    Bring a bag lunch if you would like. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.

    Instructor: 
    Jane Martin has taught jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, for the Seattle Metals Guild, and the Bainbridge Island park department. She is the Jewelry Department studio lead and her jewelry is shown at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle.

    • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE082818HSDR
    • 4
    Register

    Welding aluminium can be done with either MIG or TIG.  In the case of MIG, aluminium welding requires a spool gun equipped MIG gun.  

    Aluminium welding is generally more delicate or sensitive than welding steel.  This class will be in workshop format providing the participants the opportunity to begin developing aluminium welding skills.  There will be two instructors leading the workshop.

    Welding experience equal for BARN Introduction to Welding MIG #1 and #2 or TIG #1 and #2 or permission of the studio lead (henrysharpe@gmail.com) is a prerequisite to registering for this class.  

    BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  

    There will be a $20 materials fee for some new materials, gas, filler, and consumables that will be added to the class cost when you register.

    Contact: HenrySharpe@gmail.com

    Instructor Bios:

    Dave Roe: Dave is an amateur welder and a principal in the welding studio.  He is also a BARN Board member.

    Henry Sharpe:  Henry is an amateur welder and the studio lead for the welding studio.