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Middle Schoolers: Join us for after-school Maker Mondays at BARN this fall! This six-week program will be held in our Kitchen Arts Studio with our illustrious teaching chef Marcela Sandoval.
Pastry is a science as well as an art form that requires time and patience. This series will explore techniques to produce pastry perfection. Each session will allow students to grow and develop skills as well as learn the importance of cleanliness and washing as they work.
Session 1 - Custards and Cremes
Learn to make fillings for your favorite pastry.
Session 2- Pies and Tarts
Rolling the perfect dough takes practice. We will learn a simple and delicious recipe and take home an apple galette.
Session 3 – Meringue
From Eaten Mess to Macaroons, this class will focus on the art of the perfectly whipped meringue. Learn to use a pastry bag to form perfect treats.
Session 4 - Cupcakes and Butter Cream Frosting
Session 5 - Gingerbread Cookies
Just in time for the holidays! We'll put our technical skills to the test to produce and decorate the perfect holiday cookie.
Session 6 - Pâte à Choux
Pâte à Choux is a very different kind of dough which is used from churros to eclairs. Our final class is a culmination of all we have learned. More piping techniques as well as fillings to produce sweet eclair treats.
Everything is made in the BARN Kitchen from scratch.
Age Level: Youth Class for grades 7 & 8.
Marcela Sandoval is a classically trained Chef and has years of cooking abroad and instructing kids of all ages.
Jasmine Fischbach, class assistant: "My favorite thing to cook is salmon and succotash which I learned to make at BARN's Farm to Table class in 2018. I'm an 8th grader, a BARN Kitchen Volunteer and student of many BARN classes. I'm involved in Scouts and on the BI Swim Team."
No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members using the studio, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN. There is no charge for stopping by to check out the studio.
Get started on your woodturning adventure with this three-session beginner's class, where you’ll complete small spindle projects as you learn safety, tool control and how to create the basic shapes involved in spindle and bowl turning.
In Session 1, you will turn basic spindle shapes as you learn about woodturning safety, gouge technique and how to use the tools with good body mechanics — all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge.
In Session 2, you will refine your use of the spindle roughing gouge and spindle gouge, learn how to use a parting tool, and design and turn a spindle project between centers. You may need to sand and finish your project outside of class.
In Session 3, you will increase the precision of your turning technique by making a small project such as a honey dipper, finial, spinning top or goblet, with your own design elements. You will be turning using a scroll chuck, and further refine your gouge skills by turning a thinner design with smaller elements. Time permitting, a texturing tool may be used on appropriate projects.
Instructor: Bruce Claiborne has been woodturning for over 12 years, enjoying various spindle projects, bowls, platters, and boxes. He is an active member of the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, and has been instrumental in establishing the woodturning area of BARN's Wood Studio. He currently volunteers regularly at the high school shop on Bainbridge helping students with the woodturning projects.
This class will qualify you to use Fiber Arts Studio, standard, Brothers sewing machines in workshops that have this class as a prerequisite. This class will also qualify BARN members to use the Brothers sewing machines in the Studio for independent sewing projects.
Please note that this is not an industrial sewing machine class.
Get acquainted with the features and functions of the Brothers sewing machines. This class will teach you how to:
* This class has prerequisites. Please see below.
Welding aluminum can be done with either MIG or TIG. In the case of MIG, aluminum welding requires a spool gun equipped MIG gun.
Aluminum 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.
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 active in Metal Fabrication at BARN. Contact: HenrySharpe@gmail.com
In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.
Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.
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:
Instructor: Mike Morgan
MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.
This is hands-on introduction is the first of a four-part series. The class is aimed at students interested in trying MIG welding.
The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process. The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials. There will be approximately an hour and a half of hands-on practice and guidance on technique. At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a MIG bead and to be able to identify and remedy problems with the bead. Many students will have advanced to exploring different types of weld joints or welding different thicknesses of material.
Small class size (4) provides one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the welding set up process.
Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland, California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future.
Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.
"BARN Gathering” --Authors’ Reading
In the spirit of Gertrude Stein, BARN Writers and Martha Salinas will be hosting a salon for members and non-members to read their work to an appreciative audience. This is a great opportunity to prepare for your debut as an author. Even if you’ve read at your own book signings before, this is a wonderful chance to reach new readers. Beginners and experienced writers alike are welcome.
There will be room for ten readers and two guests who don’t read. Each reading will be five minutes with two short breaks. Please sign up early.
No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.
All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.
BARN will be closed and the front and back doors locked down to both Members and Non-Members beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday night as we begin preparations for the Bazaar at BARN.
Doors will reopen to all on Saturday, at 8:00 AM.
If you have questions, please contact Carla our Membership Coordinator at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.
BARN members wishing to participate in this event must be a member for a minimum of 3 months (must join by August 31st) to participate. You can contact Carla Mackey at email@example.com for an application which will be available Monday, October 21.
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:
In this Sheet Metal Orientation and Tool Safety class, you will learn the proper use of the studio's tools and equipment; most importantly the brake and jump shear. You will try your hand with the studio's equipment, all of which is hand operated. Interested students are advised to attend before you sign up for classes or come to an Assisted Studio.
Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.
Teacher/Monitor: Linda Sohlberg. Linda is a registered architect. She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN.
Additional Contact -- Studio Lead: Chris Stanley
In this class you will learn the many ways to make holes in metal using center drills, drills, step drills, hole saws, punches, the CNC mill, boring on the mill, boring on the lathe.
Instructor: Peter Moseley
Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
BARN members and members of the community are welcome to join a new informal singing group designed to build community and bring joy to all who participate or listen! No previous experience or audition is required.
Music selections vary across many styles, including rounds and simple part-songs. We're looking forward to filling the BARN halls with music on an ongoing basis!
This event is free. No need to register, just drop on in. We will meet in the BARN's Great Room on the upper level.
Meeting dates are alternating Mondays and Thursdays at different times. Please see upcoming dates and times below:
Thursday, September 19, 1-2 pm Monday, September 30, 12-1 pm
Thursday, October 17, 1-2 pm
Monday, October 28, 12-1 pm
Thursday, November 14 1-2 pm
Monday, November 25, 12- 1pm
Thursday, December 12, 1- 2pm
Contact: Program Manager Jess Henderson
Join us for our monthly (held every fourth Tuesday) make and take! We'll have the ingredients set up in the kitchen and we'll all learn together. We'll be making pumpkin pies from scratch, all the way from squash to yum! We will be making the pie shell and storing the filling separately. Participants will bake pies at home the next day.
About the Instructor:
Anne Willhoit is a community volunteer, educator, and parent. Her biweekly column for the Kitsap Sun, From Scratch, outlines fundamental home cooking techniques, easy recipes for busy people, and strategies for using locally sourced ingredients. You can find more ways to mess up your kitchen and a seasonal recipe index on her blog at eatingsmallpotatoes.com.
Join your fellow Fiber Arts enthusiasts at the November Fiber Connections event on Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 PM. If you have never visited BARN or the Fiber Arts Studio -- this is a great chance to come and see the Studio, take part in a creative activity, and meet the community.
This months' event:
Bobbin Lace Demo
Do you love lace?
Find out how to make lace by hand. Bobbin lacemaking or “pillow lace” has been a passion of the artist, Heathere Cericola, since 1992 when she first started taking lacemaking classes in New York. Lacemaking is still popular in Belgium and other European countries. Laces are recognized by the region in which they were created.
Pattern books in several languages will be available. Samples of various types of laces will be on display, as well as the tools used in this fascinating fiber art. View a demonstration of bobbin lacemaking. Try your hand at a beginning piece!
This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to members and non-members.
Instructor: Dave Roe
Please join us in welcoming Len Eisenhood, a master paper marbler, in an exciting and productive workshop.
In this hands-on workshop, you will become familiar with paper marbling's scaffolding process: paper preparation; mixing and applying paints; combing and over-marbling. You will have a chance to explore the art of paper marbling, and try several different techniques.
Each student will receive:
The history of marbled arts dates back to the 1500's, when Middle-Eastern artisans established classical designs as background for calligraphy or as borders of pages. In the 17th and 18th centuries the art migrated to Europe, where new marbling designs, unique to each country, were developed.
Len Eisenhood is an educator and artist and is currently showing his marbled papers and collaged paintings at The Island Gallery.
You will design and decorate glass panels to make a four-paneled glass lantern on a wooden base. The raw wood base will be provided. Should you choose to oil, stain or paint, the base, that would be done apart from the class. You will practice cutting techniques in creating the design, but the panels will be pre-cut to fit the lantern sides. During the session, you will create the panels with the design of your choice. Lanterns will be available to pick up by Tuesday, December 3.
A materials fee of $35 will be included in the price of class.
Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
Instructor Bios: Tobi Strevell has been creating fused glass since 2014. She has studied with various artists at BARN, Bullseye Glass, and at local private art studios. Her pieces include functional, architectural, jewelry and sculptural art.
Debra Arend was introduced to the techniques of fused glass through BARN in 2018, and fell in love with the diversity of the medium. Continually learning from teachers near and far, gives her the opportunity to create a variety of art pieces from wall art, repurposing lantern glass with art glass, recycled glass sculpture and dynamic serving-ware for everyday and entertainment use.
For information about tuition assistance please click here.
Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
Simple supplies and a bit of time is all you’ll need to create these beautiful little wreaths. This sweet gift from your hands and heart will be beautiful as a pendant or a broach. Make one for all those special friends that deserve the perfect present!
Instructor: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and am a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.
* This class has prerequisites. See below.
In this culminating segment of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series, you will build a small, Shaker-style table suitable as a lamp stand or night stand that incorporates some of your own design elements.
This class is designed for students who know the basics of using hand and power tools but want to develop those skills more and learn to take a project through all of the steps from initial idea through finished project. This class includes:
Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
Effective and enjoyable woodturning is dependent on sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.
This class is strongly recommended for students enrolled in Introduction to Bowl Turning and graduates of Introduction to Woodturning. This class is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis. You will receive hands-on training for sharpening gouges (spindle and bowl), and a brief overview of sharpening other tools such as parting tools, skews and scrapers.
Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes. She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.
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.
This class is free but please register so we know how many to expect.
Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel! Fired glass can be added to fabricated, cast, or even metal clay jewelry. It's fun, easy, and the results are stunning!
This two session class will introduce you to the vast world of enameling. Each session you will learn different techniques that can be combined or used separately. Topics to be covered include: torch and kiln firing, painting and sifting techniques, surface textures, sgraffito, limoges, and multiple enameling techniques. All base materials will be provided.
In each session you will make several samples of different techniques and walk out with one or more completed pieces of enamel jewelry!
Instructor: Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Keith Lewis, Heejoo Kim, and Aurélie Guillaume and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California. Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.
Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.
Come build your own state-of-the-art electro-mechanical ferry tracking apparatus: FerryClock; a self-setting analog wall clock with additional dials and lights to indicate the real-time position, heading, and docking status of the two Bainbridge-Seattle ferryboats. It should prove ferry useful in your own home. Additional routes coming soon…
From a kit, we will assemble, wire and solder the gadgets. At home, you will ‘launch’ your FerryClock by connecting it to your wireless network (internet). The kit includes everything you’ll need: laser-cut parts, motors, lights, wires, hardware, microcontroller, USB cable, ‘atomic’ clock mechanism, hands, battery, and literature.
How It Works:
A proprietary algorithm (conceived by a member of the BIHS robotics team) running in the ‘cloud’ continually compares the up-to-the-minute (every 15s) latitude/longitude (GPS) location of a real ferryboat (via the WSF API) against a reference path to generate a precise sailing progress value. A small, Arduino-compatible microcontroller within FerryClock connects to the FERRY TEMPO server over WiFi to receive fresh data, controlling the lights and motors accordingly.
Instructor Bio: Matt Carrig is a multi-disciplinary designer. To read more about Ferries Over Winslow, click here.
This class has prerequisites. Please see details.
Do you want to cast outside of class?
Come be a part of Jewelry Studio Casting Club!!
This is an exciting opportunity to practice casting your own work in precious metals. This is a hands-on experience. You'll have an opportunity to do every step in the casting process yourself. This isn't a class, but more like an open studio for casting. It will require some casting experience (see below) and teamwork. We've started this club to give our community a chance to cast on a regular basis. We plan on growing and evolving to include the casting of 3D printed pieces and mold making. If you're interested in participating, see requirements and specifics below.
PREREQUISITES and Requirements for Casting Club:
What To Expect:
Session 1, we will be investing, so come with your pieces sprued, weighed (don't forget to record your wax weight & bring it) and attached to the sprue base, so we can jump right in. Don’t plan on there being time to sprue your work during this time. If you have any concerns or would like some advice on spruing, come to open studio on Monday or Friday. We have set aside a locker where you can leave your sprued flask if you so choose. During investing, we’ll have time to make some last minute adjustments and weigh our metals. When everyone's done investing we’ll clean up and figure out the pouring order for the next morning. You're welcome to stay to help load the kiln for its’ overnight burn.
Session 2, 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!!
Get a good foundation in carving techniques, including push, stop and draw cuts. In this three-session class, you will learn the basics of safe handling and use of carving knives the first night, then go on to learn how to deal with changes in wood grain, hollowing techniques, and other concepts as you make a spoon and carve a figure during second and third sessions.
This class is open to both beginning carvers and those who already have some carving experience. Each time BARN schedules this class, the carving projects are new.
Instructor: As a third-generation woodworker, Jeff Iller learned about woodworking tools and knives early on. By high school, he was winning ribbons with his wood carvings at his hometown fair. Around 1996 Jeff found room for a shop and he has carved ever since. He’ll carve most anything, but prefers to innovate with the working tools to carve multiple parts inside one piece of wood and to make physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carvings on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.
Iller says he was taught early on that he could make anything from wood. He is still trying to prove that statement wrong.
The Lampworking Basics class is an introduction to working with the torches and tools available in the Glass Arts Studio. The instructor will demonstrate and then guide you through very basic torchworking skills.
You will have time to practice pulling stringer from rod, creating a bead, or just melting glass to create shapes. This class also covers personal safety while operating the torches as well as studio safety and operational policies of the Glass Arts Studio.
Successful completion of this class will allow you to use the torches in the Studio during Monitored or Open Studio Access for your own projects.
This is a one-day class. Any items left for annealing (heating the glass) can be picked up the next day. The class is 4 ½ hours long allowing time for a break. You are encouraged to bring a snack.
The material fee covers the cost of glass rods and a fresh tank of liquid oxygen.
Jack Spivey and his wife Stella are working artists residing in Poulsbo. Jack has been working in glass since 1995 and his work is displayed across the world from the US to Hong Kong. Jack has studied at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, The Penland School of Art with Emilio Santini and Cesare Toffolo, and at The Eugene Glass School with Shane Fero. Jack spent 2 months in 2004 studying in Murano, Italy with glass meistro Cesare Toffolo. Jack’s body of work is typically blown glass. Some of Jack and Stella’s work can be seen on frogpondglass.com.
Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. For safety reasons, cotton clothing is advised when working with torches, and long hair should be pulled back. Thank you.
Come join us in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio and Churchmouse for a sponsored charity knitting circle. Just bring your knitting needles. Everyone welcome!
Free to Members and Non-Members. Registration is not required.
Held every month on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Jewelry Studio Orientation & Skills Assessment
This class is designed for participants who want to have access to open studio times and already have previous experience making jewelry.
Participants will need to demonstrate basic tool use and studio safety. For BARN Guests and Members, successful completion of the short class will be allowed access to the Jewelry Studio for working on projects of your choosing during monitored Open Studio hours only. This class does not apply to personal use of the kiln or casting equipment. Please note that the general open studios times are free to Members. For guests/non-members there will be a $20 drop-in fee (please bring cash or check made out to BARN) to use Open Studio. To view the Open Studio times click here.
Areas generally covered for the skills class:
Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org