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    • Wednesday, June 08, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 21, 2022
    • 20 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 8


    Calling All Weavers: 

    Do you like to weave on a rigid heddle loom? 

    Crazy about frame loom weaving?

    In love with weaving on floor looms? 

    Does weaving tapestry pieces make your heart flutter?

    Do you love turning cards when you tablet weave?

    Do you want to practice your inkle loom weaving?

    If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then drop on by and come hang out with your fellow weavers every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

    Registration is not necessary. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.

    • Monday, June 13, 2022
    • Monday, October 10, 2022
    • 17 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio


    Come spin with us!

    Everyone - first-timers to experts are welcome! Spin on one of BARN's spinning wheels or bring your own. Dive into BARN's stash of fleece or bring your own.

    Whether you've been spinning for years or you are just curious, drop by and check out BARN's spinning community.

    Registration is not required. Please click here to read BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols before you attend.

    • Sunday, June 19, 2022
    • Sunday, July 24, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA


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

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


    • Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 20, 2022
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio

    Calling All Open Weavers: 

    This Open Weave is a place (vessel) to expand your knowledge, experience, and artistic talents in creating fiber arts. Come see what these enthusiasts are doing, share ideas and create. A place to share, support and inspire one another. Open Weave studio will be once a month on the third Tuesday of the month.

    These open weave gatherings started in the studio of weaver artist and instructor JoAnn Hart, who has mentored many basket weavers in the area. We would like to welcome BARN's open weavers to this gathering! 

    Registration is not necessary. Free for BARN Members and a suggested $10 donation for non-members.

    BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here before you attend.

    If you have questions,  please contact Dale Walker, Fiber Studio lead at fiber.lead@bainbridgebarn.org



    • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    • Tuesday, July 26, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 12
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Write Now (formerly 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.

    Additional sessions held on Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

    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: Jessica Dubey  Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    • Thursday, July 28, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 19
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Write Now-- 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.

    Additional sessions held on Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

    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: Jessica Dubey  Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Thursday, July 07, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI070722SJ
    • 22

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

    Hitomezashi Sashiko stitchingModern Sashiko artists are breaking the rules of traditional Hitomezashi and coming up with incredible results. By making small changes to the way we look at a basic Hitomezashi grid, it’s easy to create all kinds of modern adaptations using one simple stitching technique. Join Shannon and Jason as they show us how to stitch “off the grid” while remaining “on the grid.” This second-level course is where old-style sashiko meets modern aesthetics. 

    Supplies needed:

    • Ring thimble with plate

    • Sashiko needle

    • 12-weight thread or Sashiko thread

    • a couple of 8” x 8” fabric swatches

    • Washable marking pens suitable for drawing on your fabric

    • Thread snips

    • Ruler (preferably a clear quilting ruler) 

    An optional kit is available from the instructors here for $25. The kit contains one ring thimble, one long Sashiko needle, one white marking pen, two colors of Aurifil 12-weight cotton thread, and assorted practice fabric.

    Order your kit by June 30 to make sure it arrives in time for class!

    Note: This workshop will be recorded. The recording will be available to registrants for 30 days after the class. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register anyway, and you can watch—as many times as you like—for 30 days!

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: Sashiko Essentials: Hitomezashi or equivalent, or instructors’ permission. Check here for info about a good prerequisite (the Hitomezashi Rice Stitch class).

    • A Zoom link will be in your registration confirmation email. The link will be emailed to you again one day before the start of the event. Class time is Pacific Time.

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


    Instructor Bio:  

    Shannon Leigh Roudhán and Jason Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo from Seattle, Washington. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of domestic and international publications and their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. Shannon & Jason have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including complete Crochet Course – the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.

    The duo have been partners in life for 27 years and have been teaching adults for 20+ years. With their mastery of subjects from crochet and knitting to photography, spinning, sewing, and quilting, their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues such as Sew Expo, Houston Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN). They also have a wide range of online classes available from Craftsy and Creative Spark Online. The “edu-tainment” experience of a class with Shannon & Jason will leave you informed, empowered, and in stitches (see what we did there?). Visit them at shannonandjason.com.


    • Thursday, July 07, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 7
    Register

    Spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols, and a tour of the fiber studio. In exchange, we’ll (re)activate your BARN Member fob so you can use the studio whenever BARN is open and other scheduled classes and activities allow.

    Details:

    • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
    • Orientation will be conducted by a variety of studio members



    • Thursday, July 07, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio FI070722
    • 0
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    Using sewing machine

    This class will certify you to use the new Babylock Presto 2 sewing machines in the Fiber Studio. This class is a prerequisite for Fiber Studio workshops, sew-alongs, and other events where you'd like to use these machines, and it is also a prerequisite for future orientations for other sewing machines in the studio. This class also qualifies you to use these machines for your own projects any time you’re in the studio. 

    Please note that this class is about the Babylock Presto 2 sewing machines. This class is not for the industrial sewing machine or the embroidery machine. We will not focus on learning to sew, though learning to use the machines is a great start for learning to sew.

    Anyone who was previously certified on our old Brother sewing machines should take this class in order to use these new machines—much of the information will be familiar to you, but these new machines can do a lot more.

    The Presto 2 machines are easy to use and have many, many functions. This class will guide you through basic machine use including:

    • opening and setting up the cabinet
    • winding the bobbin and threading
    • using the control panel to select stitches and set other functions
    • selecting and replacing presser feet to match your stitch selection
    • changing the needle
    • finding more information about the machine in the reference guide and on the Internet

    We’ll end the class with a checklist for putting your machine away so that it’s ready for the next person to use.

    BARN will provide neutral-color thread, a size 70 needle, and quilting cotton for the orientation. You are welcome to bring other materials for your own use.

    Details:

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



    Instructors: Rotating Fiber Studio volunteers

    • Friday, July 08, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO070822DG
    • 3
    Register

    If this posting looks familiar, it's because it is a continuation of the Tiny House community service project we began in June. Rainy weather delayed the work, so we need three more days to complete the project.

    BARN is building a Tiny House in partnership with the Low-Income Housing Institute in Seattle. LIHI, a non-profit organization that is one of the largest providers of tiny houses in the nation, is providing plans and materials; BARN is providing the volunteer labor. The completed structure will go to one of the Tiny House Villages that LIHI is organizing to provide warm, secure shelter to homeless people in Puget Sound communities.

    This will be the second Tiny House built by BARN volunteers. The picture shows the first house soon after it was installed at the Friendship Heights Village, located at 12245 Aurora Ave N in Seattle. The village has 40 tiny houses that serve approximately 55 formerly homeless people.  

    As with the 2021 house, the one being built this year will be insulated and dry, but it won't have a kitchen or bathroom. Each village provides shared dining and bathing facilities. 

    BARN members with experience in residential construction will supervise the work of up to five other volunteers each day. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Besides helping people who need housing, volunteers will also learn how to build a small building using a variety of tools

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Participation is free but you must register because team size is limited.
    • To give volunteers flexibility in scheduling their time, each shift has a separate signup.  All sessions are 1-5 pm. Click the Register button to the left of this web page to sign up for this shift (July 8). To sign up for either or both of the other new dates, click the dates: Wednesday July 6, and Monday, July 11.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
    • Most work will be done outdoors, so please dress appropriately. 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.

    • Project leader: David Grant. If you have questions, please email him at David.Grant@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Saturday, July 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Class Code: EL070922RG
    • 3
    Register

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

    Get introduced to 3D printing in this 2-hour session. You'll get to see BARN's printers and gain an understanding of how they work and what they can make.

    You will see a computer file get readied for printing in a process called "slicing."

    You'll see the different printers we have and learn about filament, the material 3D printers use to make prints.  We'll start a print and you'll see the printer print.

    3D printing has many uses, ranging from practical to fun, such as replacement parts, mold-making, medical models used in surgery, prototypes and more.  

    Bring your curiosity and questions. You can continue to use the 3D printers at Open Studio where a studio monitor or other member can help you.

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Friday, July 8th at 10:00 AM.
    • Online students will participate via the Zoom video conferencing program. An email will be sent to the email address you registered with that will contain the Zoom link to join the class. Please watch for this email. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • Saturday, July 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE070922
    Register

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

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

    (No wheeled vehicles, please). 

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

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

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

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


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

    • Saturday, July 09, 2022
    • Sunday, July 10, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR070922DA
    • 8
    This class has been canceled. We apologize for the the inconvenience. Shellac plate printmaking example



    Shellac Plate printmaking is a low-tech and versatile technique for creating etching-like intaglio prints as well as subtly textured collographs. Through demos and lots of hands-on work we will create and print plates using shellac on an illustration board matrix. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the wide range of effects that can be achieved with shellac plates to express their own visual ideas and aesthetic. 

    Some printmaking experience is useful but is not necessary.


    Supplies Needed:

    • Apron or smock. These are also available to borrow in the studio.
    • Sketchbook or notebook - any size or type
    • Optional: any etching tools or mark making tools that you like to use; any specific reference imagery you like to work from


    Details:

    • A $35 materials fee is included in the price of the class.
    • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Dawn Endean

    Dawn Endean has been making art for over 40 years and works primarily in the disciplines of printmaking and painting. She has exhibited extensively in the Seattle area including at Davidson Galleries; Shift Gallery; the Jacob Lawrence Gallery; the Columbia City Gallery; the Schack Art Center in Edmonds; The Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island; The Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend and Mighty Tieton in Tieton, Washington. Her work has also been shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA; the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA; the Turner Print Museum in Sacramento, CA; and Gallery 25 in Fresno, CA. She has studied printmaking at Northern Illinois University, Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and in San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca Mexico. Endean has taught Printmaking at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, The BARN on Bainbridge Island and at FEAST Art Center in Tacoma. She is represented by Columbia City Gallery in Seattle, WA, (www.columbiacitygallery.com) and by 1+1=1 Gallery in Helena, MT (https://1plus1is1.com)

    • Saturday, July 09, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO070922JW
    • 5
    Register

    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 09, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL070922MM
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    This is the introductory course to learn to fly first-person view (FPV) drones. Flying a FPV drone uses FPV high-definition goggles to provide a truly immersive experience similar to virtual reality (VR).  Students will be introduced to the steps needed to learn to fly a FPV drone using a flight simulator. Note that training on a simulator is a prerequisite for being able to fly a first-person drone without crashing it!

    Students can prepare for this course by browsing the information at https://oscarliang.com/fpv-drone-guide/#what-is-fpv-flying. Especially useful is to read chapter 4 "Get a Taste of Flying in a Simulator". Pick a simulator with a compatible controller and get some early practice in before the start of the course.

    Following the simulator training, you will be eligible to take our Build an FPV Drone class series starting with Drones 102. If you plan to build a drone, you will need to practice taking off, landing and flying with a simulator to reduce the risk of crashing your newly built drone prior to trying to fly it.

    Required Prior to Class: 

    • A Laptop capable of running a simulator, i.e., reasonable speed.
    • Radiomaster TX16S radio controller - NOTE you need to order this asap upon signing up to be able to receive it prior to the start of the class.  The controller will be used to train on the flight simulator as well as fly your drone later after you complete building it during the subsequent classes. This controller is outstanding and considered to be a universal standard for flying all types of craft. Please purchase your controller via link from Addictive RC. This is the new model considered to be the industry standard and have reserved product for this class:  https://shop.addictiverc.com/products/radio-master-tx16s-mark-ii-radio-controller-m2 
    • If you are planning on taking the Drones 102, you need to order the entire kit for it to arrive before the end of July.  Please use this FPV kit link and get your orders in as soon as possible.
    • Liftoff Flight Simulator software: https://www.liftoff-game.com/liftoff-fpv-drone-racing - note it is also available on STEAM. Please purchase prior to the class and install it on your laptop.
    • Join the BARN ETA-DRONE Slack channel. It is an important source of communication for the class and post class support. You will be sent an invitation to join upon signup of the class or you can simply join if you are already on Slack.

    Details:

    • All levels 18+ are welcome. 

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

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

    Instructor: Mark McComsey - Mark has built FPV drones and is happy to share his experiences and thoughts with others. You can sample a custom build here: https://vimeo.com/587980669/beb67b083d.

    Contact Doug Salot: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, July 09, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Welding Shop 6:00-8:30pm, Class Code: WE0070922HS
    • 0
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    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.This 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 click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: Henry Sharpe

    • Sunday, July 10, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO071022MM
    • 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+.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

    • 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 Woodshop Studio page by clicking here.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: Mike Morgan
    • Sunday, July 10, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI071022MS
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    We invite you to join us in sharing and cooking with the BARN Kitchen Arts community as we review some of our favorite cookbooks from 2021. We will work through a few recipes and spend time tasting something new. Buy your book, share your thoughts or just come ready to cook. Feel free to email your recipe suggestion to Marcela Sandoval.

    JULY Book Club:

    Ripe Figs: ”Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus,” by Yasmin Khan. Food writer and traveler Yasmin Khan believes that “language, religion, music, and storytelling all form part of a person’s culture but nothing provides more of a sense of identity than food.” Through her writing and recipes, she shares stories of migrants, resilience, and a love of food. This book will set us up for a Mezze Table to share this summer.

    In this class, we will attempt and taste the following dishes:
    Zucchini & Feta Fritters
    Spicy Bulger & Lettuce Cups
    Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Tahini Salad

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Wednesday, July 6th at 1:30 pm.
    • This event is free to BARN Members and $30 for Guests.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor Bio:

    Chef Marcela Sandoval served as BARN’s Kitchen Studio Lead from 2019-2020.  She has been teaching and volunteering at BARN since 2017. Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela spent 18 years accompanying her diplomatic husband around the world.  She has lived in China, Zambia, North Korea, Nepal and Tanzania.

    Growing up in South Texas, Marcela’s culinary roots are with traditional Mexican cuisine. She is Cordon Bleu trained, worked in restaurants in DC and Beijing, sold gelato in Lusaka, ran a tapas bar in Pyongyang, trained restaurant staff in Kathmandu and taught cooking to students from Tanzania to Bainbridge Island.  Marcela’s life experiences are reflected in her cooking.



    • Sunday, July 10, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio 2:00-5:00pm, Class Code: WE071022PC
    • 0
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    TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans and more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel. TIG welding is more difficult to learn than MIG welding since it requires greater hand/eye coordination and requires the simultaneous use of both hands and one foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision welding process particularly useful in high grade artwork and metal sculpture.

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

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

    Details:

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

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

    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.

      Instructor Bio:

      Patrick Clanton is a professional welder with more than 30 years of experience. He participates in the artisan community on Bainbridge as a welder in support of other artists and as a sculptor in his own right.                                                                             
      Patrick Clanton Email: PHClanton@hotmail.com

      • Sunday, July 10, 2022
      • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • The Great Room at BARN. Class code: EL071022KL
      • 15
      Register

      You may have seen TV shows such as BattleBots® and thought it might be cool to build a robot of your own. Maybe you'd like a robot to use at home or perhaps to compete in battle. Or possibly you’re thinking you could design a better robot yourself.

      This Tech Talk will show the different options for getting into combat robotics from the entry level 150g robots to the enormous robots that can send refrigerators 20 feet into the air! We’ll show examples of each weight class and the typical costs for each.

      Keith will address how a competition works and how matches are managed. He’ll also cover the basic components to build a robot and how the BARN ETA studio’s 3D printers and laser cutters can be used to make components. He’ll also show where you can get robots and designs on the internet.

      Finally, we’ll talk about the “secrets” to winning and how you can get involved in this new sport. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to build a robot. 

      Details:

      • This class is free, but you must register. No drop-ins, please.
      • Ages 13+ are welcome with an adult or 18+ without an adult.
      • This class is located in BARN's Great Room on the upper floor.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

      Instructor:

      Keith La Plain - Keith is a retired physicist who has spent the last 30 years developing medical devices and systems. His experience in electronics, software and more recently mechanical design has driven his interest in robotics and all things IOT.

      Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE071122-IN-SJ-1
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice how to repurpose and recycle old jewelry into something new. The instructor will provide an assortment of old or broken jewelry/beads and new findings like chains and earring wires to use during the class. Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring in old jewelry they would like to give new life to. All the tools needed will be provided for use during the classes.

      Details:

      • This class is for youth ages 10-12. 
      • Registration closes on Wednesday, July 6 at 9:00 am.
      • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 6.
      • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the price of the class. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org.

      Instructor Bio: 

      Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming, and steering committee, member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

      Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

      Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

      You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns.

      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI071122-IN-IC-1
      • 2
      Registration is closed

      Re-use, re-purpose, recycle—that’s the theme of this class! You’ll start with repurposing a pair of jeans: get your scissors out, cut off the pockets and pant legs, and invent yourself a tote bag! In the process, you’ll get an orientation and learn basic sewing machine skills on BARN’s new sewing machines.

      You will see how you can use hand-stitching and other techniques for embellishing your bag. From there we’ll share ideas for other projects you can make out of your old jeans.

      You are encouraged to bring old, clean, jeans and other denim to use yourself and share with the class. Any color or weight of denim is great! Ask your family and friends to contribute, too! BARN will provide additional thrift-shop and donated denim, plus materials for embellishment such as rivets, beads, embroidery floss, fabric paint, and more.

      Details:

      • This class is for youth ages 8-12. 
      • Registration closes on Wednesday, July 6 at 9:00am.
      • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 6.
      • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org.


      I
      nstructor: 

      Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental, and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper, and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member of the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.

      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: ME071122BR
      • 0
      Registration is closed

       Do you have stories or ideas you'd like to share with the world? Join us for this four session class where you will learn the basics of podcasting including how to prepare, record, edit, publish and distribute thoughtful and insightful interviews and stories. By completion of the class, you will be able to construct a 3-8 minute podcast.

      Please bring your own PC or Mac laptop, if you have one, or you may use one of BARN's. Chromebooks or tablets are not useable for this class. You will select whether you are bringing your own laptop or using a BARN laptop in the registration process. Please bring your own headphones/earbuds to class as well.

      General Course Outline/Key Points:

      • History of and why of podcasting
      • What makes a good podcast: an example or two
      • Overview the process from ‘idea’ to final published product
      • Choosing a topic and doing the research. What is your angle?
      • Recording and creating audio files, find good recording space
      • The importance of and use of Zoom
      • Developing protocols and processes for your podcasts
      • Introducing free editing software Audacity 2.3.2
      • The basic elements of editing
      • Practice editing a short audio file
      • Sound leveling after editing
      • Photo sizing techniques needed for publishing
      • Basic elements of publishing/hosting your podcasts: LibSyn or BuzzSprout

      Details:

      • This Summer Youth class is for youth ages 12-16. 
      • Registration will close on Wednesday, July 6th at 9:00 am.
      • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 6.
      • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org.

      Instructor Bio:

      Bob Ross 


      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL071122CD
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Join the glass studio for a full week of glass fusion, torchwork, and casting. 

      Projects include:
      • 2 piece dinner set (1 dinner plate plus 1 bowl or salad plate): design, glass cutting, assembly, and kiln fusion 
      • Glass beads: manipulating hot glass with torches
      • Glass Hearts: shaping glass fragments in casting molds

      Day 1 & 2:  Dinner Set
      Safety
      Overview of Project        
      Glass & Mold Options

      Basic cutting/grinding practice
      Cut & Assemble Projects
      First kiln firing (contour or full)

      Day 3: Torches
      Overview of working with torches
      Torch Safety
      Making beads
      Complete 2nd Kiln firing (Slump) of dinner set

      Day 4: 

      Unload plates/bowls from kilns and review
      Overview of glass heart casting project
      Make hearts
      Arrange for heart pick up after firing

      Details:

      • This class is for youth ages 12-16. 
      • Registration will close on Wednesday, July 6th at 9:00 am.
      • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 6.
      • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class. 
      • There is a materials fee of $98 included in the price of the class. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org.

      Instructor Bios:

      Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces.  

      Nancy Adams:   "I have loved everything glass since I was a young child.  During the 70’s I dabbled in stained glass.  I discovered playing with fused glass at Mesolini Glass and became intrigued with techniques and processes for manipulating the glass.  Retirement in 2017 opened the door for the opportunity to pursue glass experimentation, and to share with others what I have learned."
      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code WE071122BM
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      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.
      • Registration will close on Wednesday, July 6th at 12:00 pm.
      • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with. 
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 6.
      • Please click here to register your youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
      • A materials fee of $5 is included in the price of the class.
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org. 

      Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!

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

      I updated on 3/20 the "to register your youth" line from original post.~Tamm   

      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL071122CH-1
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Full STEAM ahead! In this class, students will be combining art and technology to make critters (real or imagined) 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 they 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. Then they’ll learn different cardboard building techniques and mechanisms that can be used for their creations. They’ll be making music videos and clips with their lip-syncing characters that can then be shared with the world.

      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 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 - 4 pm 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. 
      • Registration will close on Wednesday, July 6 at 12:00 pm.
      • 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 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 6.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
      • There is a materials fee of $40 included in the price of the class. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org.

      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, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI071122CP
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Let’s dive into the world of cake baking and decorating! We will explore how to bake, torte, fill, ice, stack, and decorate a two-tiered cake and best of all you will walk home with your very own masterpiece. 

      Day 1 - it’s flower decorating time. We will learn how to make gum paste and figure out how to make a giant gum paste hydrangea.  

      Day 2 - It’s all about the cake. We will bake a deliciously moist chocolate cake from scratch, wrap and chill it for the next day. Our gum paste will be cured by then and we will make green leaves (cut from our self-made stencils), many sugar daffodils, and more loose hydrangea petals out of gum paste. To give these blooms life we will color each petal individually. These will be set aside to dry. 

      Day 3 - Buttercream! Participants will learn how to make Swiss meringue buttercream to torte, fill, and ice their chocolate cakes. Christine will share her technique for getting straight and level cake sides. It promises to be a messy and delicious day.  

      Day 4 -  On the final day, participants will bring everything together as well as learn more piping techniques to pipe ruffles - horizontally, vertically, diagonally, or make swirls. The cakes will then be stacked and decorated with all the sugar flowers made on day 1. Participants will take home a masterpiece to share with family or friends.  

      Participants will also learn the importance of cleanliness in the kitchen. All participants will be responsible for assisting in washing up and cleaning the BARN Kitchen Arts Studio in accordance with our restaurant permit standards.

      Details:

      • This Summer Youth class is for youth ages 14-18. 
      • Registration will close on Monday, July 4th at 9:00 am.
      • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 6.
      • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
      • There is a materials fee of $72 included in the price of the class. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org.

      Instructor Bio:

      Christine Chapman has 20 years of cake decorating experience. She is the owner of Crumbs Cakery, a custom cake studio on Bainbridge Island. Christine is a self-taught cake artist and opened her shop 6 years ago on the island. Her work is known for its realistic art projects (dragons, robots, superheroes, etc ) and has been featured in numerous magazines. Check out her Instagram account crumbs.cakery to see her latest work!

      https://www.crumbs-cakery.com/


      Ktchen Arts trained volunteers can register to volunteer here.

      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      This summer BARN is offering an optional supervised lunch hour for youth who are registered for our morning and/or afternoon summer youth classes. Our friendly and responsible summer interns will be overseeing this period of lunch and free time each day. 

      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 BARN Youth Programs Coordinator Any Torres at AnyT@bainbridgebarn.org

      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL071122CH-2
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      In this class, students will be combining art and technology to make characters that will move their mouths to lip-sync to music or words thanks to a sound sensor. The robots will be built out of common materials like cardboard, paint, and paper and brought to life through coding, motors, lights, and a variety of components.

      The class will begin by introducing the robotics kits they 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. Then they’ll learn different cardboard building techniques and mechanisms that can be used for their creations. They’ll be making music videos and clips with their lip-syncing characters that can then be shared with the world.

      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 class time and will be returned to the instructor at the end of the week. Families will be invited for a sharing time from 3:30 - 4 pm 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. 
      • Registration will close on Wednesday, July 6 at 1:00 pm.
      • 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 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 6.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
      • There is a materials fee of $40 included in the price of the class. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org.

      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, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI071122MS
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      If you want to acquire knife skills and foundational culinary techniques, this camp is the place to be! During the week, we will work through various recipes and culinary techniques that guide you toward becoming competent in the kitchen. Participants will be introduced to many ingredients and be exposed to a variety of flavors and cooking methods. Each session will allow students to grow and develop skills to be used the next day as well as explore culinary flavors to share with the entire family.     

      Day 1 - Knife Skills - From safety and handling to learning the various nomenclature associated with culinary shapes. Participants will also be introduced to an induction burner as we make hummus from scratch to accompany the crudite we will be producing while practicing our knife skills. 

      Day 2 - Participants will continue to build on knife skills and learn to wash, peel, prep, steam, and boil vegetables. We will compile our ingredients to produce a colorful vegetarian bibimbap style dish with quick pickles. 

      Day 3 - Continuing to build on basic culinary skills while introducing different ingredients, including a protein, participants will continue to chop and dice to create a fresh aromatic Thai green curry. Learning to make the perfect rice is also a vital part of this presentation.

      Day 4 - Now that we are comfortable with a knife and burner, we will introduce new equipment and make fresh pasta. Continuing to build on knife skills, participants will also learn the difference between sweating and sautéing; promising to be a delicious and well-earned end to cooking 101.

      Participants will also learn the importance of cleanliness in the kitchen.  All participants will be responsible for assisting in washing up and cleaning the BARN Kitchen Arts Studio in accordance with our restaurant permit standards.

      Details:

      • This Summer Youth class is for youth ages 10-12. 
      • Registration will close on Monday, July 4th at 1:00 pm.
      • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org.
      • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
      • There is a materials fee of $85 included in the price of the class. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

      Instructor Bio:

      Chef Marcela Sandoval served as BARN’s Kitchen Studio Lead from 2019-2020.  She has been teaching and volunteering at BARN since 2017. Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela spent 18 years accompanying her diplomatic husband around the world.  She has lived in China, Zambia, North Korea, Nepal, and Tanzania.

      Growing up in South Texas, Marcela’s culinary roots are in traditional Mexican cuisine. She is Cordon Bleu trained, worked in restaurants in DC and Beijing, sold gelato in Lusaka, ran a tapas bar in Pyongyang, trained restaurant staff in Kathmandu, and taught cooking to students from Tanzania to Bainbridge Island.  Marcela’s life experiences are reflected in her cooking.

      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • Thursday, July 14, 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI071122-IN-IC-2
      • 3

      Re-use, re-purpose, recycle—that’s the theme of this class! You’ll start with repurposing a pair of jeans: get your scissors out, cut off the pockets and pant legs, and invent yourself a tote bag! In the process, you’ll get an orientation and learn basic sewing machine skills on BARN’s new sewing machines.

      You will see how you can use hand-stitching and other techniques for embellishing your bag. From there we’ll share ideas for other projects you can make out of your old jeans.

      You are encouraged to bring old, clean, jeans and other denim to use yourself and share with the class. Any color or weight of denim is great! Ask your family and friends to contribute, too! BARN will provide additional thrift-shop and donated denim, plus materials for embellishment such as rivets, beads, embroidery floss, fabric paint, and more.

      Details:

      • This class is for youth ages 12-16. 
      • Registration closes on Wednesday, July 6 at 1:00 pm.
      • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 6.
      • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org.


      I
      nstructor: 

      Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental, and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper, and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member of the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.


      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • Friday, July 29, 2022
      • 7 sessions
      • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code WO071122BD+4
      • 3
      Registration is closed
      Pic of youth holding skateboard

      Build a skateboard and give it a custom finish in this class, which is open to youth ages 12 and older as well as to adults who may want to make a skateboard as a gift or you can work as a team with a youth and build one together. 

      The class includes an introduction to modern manufacturing; you will see how a CNC router cut the form needed to shape the curves on a skateboard deck.

      Starting with sheets of 3mm birch plywood, you will cut the layers of your skateboard, assemble and glue them to bend against the mold, and press the deck layers together using BARN’s vacuum bagging system. You will cut the final shape and prepare your board for finishing. Through these steps, you will use a variety of woodworking tools, including a band saw, power drill, sanders, and vacuum press.

      On the final day of the first week, a representative of Norse City Board Room, a skateboard shop in Poulsbo, will explain the other components needed to complete your board, including trucks, wheels, bearings, and grip tape. You will then have the weekend and the beginning of the following week to purchase those components. NOTE: To allow individual choice, these items are not included in the materials fee. You will need to purchase them, at a cost of around $100-$200, before the final session. Safety gear, if you don't already have it, might cost around $75. Some safety gear is available thanks to a donation from Norse City Board Room; email anyt@bainbridgebarn.org to inquire.

      Pic of a colorful skateboardWhen the class regroups on Wednesday, July 20th of the second week, you can apply creative images to your skateboard. You will go home with enough waterproof polyurethane to apply multiple coats to your board. The brush-on, oil-based finish requires 24 hours of dry time between coats so it is not practical to do it during class.

      At the final session, you will add the hardware and go home with a completed board.

      Details:

      • Registration for this class will close at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 6th. 
      • During the registration process you will be asked if you are making one skateboard with a youth or if you are registering to do a solo build.
      • If registering a youth, please complete and return this minor permission form by July 6.
      • 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.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructors: Ben Dykstra with Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi, Doug Salot, and Mike and Billee Gearheard. Ben has been a woodworker for almost 30 years and has expertise in custom furniture and high-end kitchen cabinetry. He has worked with youth for more than 10 years and currently teaches middle school woodshop and high school technical drawing and CAD. Doug heads BARN's Electronic & Technical Arts Studio and has several skateboards of his own. Carol is a professional woodworker who specializes in furniture restoration and refinishing. She is on the Woodworking Studio's steering committee and teaches finishing classes, and others, at BARN. Mike, who heads the Woodworking Studio, and his wife, Billee, recently made five skateboards for their grandsons.


      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO071122DG
      • 1
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      If this posting looks familiar, it's because it is a continuation of the Tiny House community service project we began in June. Rainy weather delayed the work, so we need three more days to complete the project.

      BARN is building a Tiny House in partnership with the Low-Income Housing Institute in Seattle. LIHI, a non-profit organization that is one of the largest providers of tiny houses in the nation, is providing plans and materials; BARN is providing the volunteer labor. The completed structure will go to one of the Tiny House Villages that LIHI is organizing to provide warm, secure shelter to homeless people in Puget Sound communities.

      This will be the second Tiny House built by BARN volunteers. The picture shows the first house soon after it was installed at the Friendship Heights Village, located at 12245 Aurora Ave N in Seattle. The village has 40 tiny houses that serve approximately 55 formerly homeless people.  

      As with the 2021 house, the one being built this year will be insulated and dry, but it won't have a kitchen or bathroom. Each village provides shared dining and bathing facilities. 

      BARN members with experience in residential construction will supervise the work of up to five other volunteers each day. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Besides helping people who need housing, volunteers will also learn how to build a small building using a variety of tools

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • Participation is free but you must register because team size is limited.
      • To give volunteers flexibility in scheduling their time, each shift has a separate signup.  All sessions are 1-5 pm. Click the Register button to the left of this web page to sign up for this shift (July 11). To sign up for either or both of the other new dates, click the dates: Wednesday July 6, and Friday July 8.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
      • Most work will be done outdoors, so please dress appropriately. 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.

      • Project leader: David Grant. If you have questions, please email him at David.Grant@bainbridgebarn.org

      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO071122
      • 0
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      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+.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

      • 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 Woodshop Studio page by clicking here.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor: TBD

      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      • BARN Machine Shop 6:00-7:30pm, Class code ME0071122DH
      • 4
      Register

      In this class you will learn about basic metal cutting, and the tools in the BARN machine shop studio used for drilling, turning, milling, sawing and grinding. There will be a basic demonstration of what the drill press, lathe, milling machine, cut off saw, band saw, and surface grinder do. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on safety issues surrounding these powerful and potentially dangerous machines.

      Details:

      • Registration is required. No drop-ins please.
      • Registration is limited to 4 students. If the class fills, please join the waitlist (there is no cost to do so).
      • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
        • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
        • Thursday, July 21, 2022
        • 4 sessions
        • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code:WO071222TL
        • 3
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        This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

        Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this four-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:

        • measuring and marking tools
        • crosscut and rip cut hand saws
        • hand planes
        • chisels
        • hand drill (bit and brace)
        • coping saw

        Details:

        • Ages 14+ are welcome.
        • Prerequisite: This class is open to people who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar.
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

        • All students must wear a mask to this class.

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

        Instructor: Tom Leurquin is a BARN member who specializes in projects involving hand tools. He made a curly maple coffee table that was on display at BARN in the spring. 

         
        • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO071222OB
        • 1
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        Learn the fundamentals of making beautiful wooden pens as you also learn the safe use of a lathe to make small wooden objects using carbide turning tools.

        The instructor will discuss the basic concepts of turning, using the modern pen as a model. You will use the drill press to prepare your turning blanks. Then, depending on the experience level of students in the class, the instructor will work out a schedule so that each student gets sufficient lathe time and one-on-one attention to complete a pen.

        Details:

        • Open to ages 14+. Beginners are welcome.
        • After completing this class, you will be qualified to turn pens during Open Studio time, provided you have also taken our free Orientation to the Woodshop class.
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

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

        Instructor: Oscar Barbo has been a woodworker and turner for more than 30 years. Oscar is well-traveled, learning his turning in Hawaii, where he relished making pens from the local Koa wood. He often uses rare woods and non-wood materials like bone and antler. He is looking to share his skills while promoting pen design.
        • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
        • Thursday, July 21, 2022
        • 4 sessions
        • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI050322CB
        • 1
        Registration is closed