Evening & Weekend Classes

    • Sunday, September 11, 2022
    • Sunday, October 02, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI091122DG
    • 2
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    Shibori Stitch

    This three-session workshop will introduce the basic Japanese Shibori technique of creating designs on silk fabric with needle and thread and then dyeing the fabric. You will learn how the simple running stitch can take you to the most intricate of dyed designs.

    We will begin by creating multiple samples, then design and stitch a silk scarf. Between the second meeting and the third, you will have plenty of time to complete your stitching. On the third day, we will prepare your pieces for dyeing and use colorful hot silk acid dyes to complete your projects.

    The instructor will provide silk fabric for samples, a hemmed silk scarf for each person, thread, needles, miscellaneous notions, and dyes. Additional hemmed silk scarves will be available for purchase from the instructor.

    Supplies students should bring:

    • Scissors
    • 2”x18” quilters’ ruler
    • Notebook

    Details:

    • There is a materials fee of $50 included in the price of the class. 
    • Skill Level: All skill levels welcome
    • Please bring a lunch (BARN has a refrigerator and microwave 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:

    Diana Gipson is a fiber artist and teacher whose love of sewing began at an early age.  After raising a family, she returned to college and graduate school, where she was introduced to the Japanese design techniques of shibori stitching, fold and clamp, and pole wrapping. Hand-stitching on silk immediately became the predominant focus of her fiber art. She has continued to create shibori wall art and clothing, as well as teaching design and hand-dyeing workshops. Since moving to Port Townsend and then to Bainbridge Island from Boise, Idaho, where she taught art at Boise State, her shibori work has been shown locally in galleries and exhibitions, and her shibori clothing has been exhibited in P.T. Wearable Art Shows. She recently designed and executed shibori-stitched and dyed coordinated vestments for the Episcopal Church in Port Townsend.

    • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN's Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR092822JM
    • 0
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    Learn how to create picture books through close reading and analysis of picture books published in the last 10 years. Over five weeks, we will select, read, and learn how to analyze contemporary picture books to begin to understand how the masters create the wonderful books that are being published now. We will look at structure, form, voice, theme, word choice, relationship of words to illustrations, wordless books, and other tools and devices that bring stories to life in the picture book genre. Students will be asked to share their findings with the class so that everyone will benefit from your analyses. Students will be encouraged to work on and share their own picture book projects for support and feedback throughout the course. In addition to gaining writing skills, all students will come away with a deeper understanding of how illustrations work in picture books. No previous writing experience required, illustrators welcome.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
    Instructor Bio:

    Jennifer K. Mann is an author/illustrator from Bainbridge Island, Washington, where she lives with her husband, dogs, cat and chickens, and occasionally her now grown children. Her favorite thing in the world is her family, followed closely by making books for young readers, reading, cooking, camping, hiking, and swimming outdoors, especially in clear cold lakes. Jennifer was once an architect, but now is the author and illustrator of several picture books including TWO SPECKLED EGGS (a previous Washington State Book Award Winner), I’LL NEVER GET A STAR ON MRS BENSON’S BLACKBOARD, SAM AND JUMP and JOSIE’S LOST TOOTH. Her 2020 picture book, THE CAMPING TRIP (Candlewick) won the 2021 Washington State Book Award for picture books. Upcoming books are AUDREY L and AUDREY W: TRUE CREATIVE TALENTS, which is book 2 in a chapter book series written by Carter Higgins (Chronicle Books, 2022); and MAPLE AND ROSEMARY, a picture book by Allison James (Neal Porter Books/Holiday House, 2023).

    • Saturday, October 01, 2022
    • Sunday, October 02, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL100122CD
    • 2
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    Make your favorite cereal, soup or pasta bowl while learning to cut and work with circles. This is a Skills Building Project Class designed for beginners who would like to learn:

    • cutting circles working with circular designs
    • using additional elements such as stringers
    • noodles and pebbles using basic wet working tools (grinders, ring saws) to enhance or correct glass cuts
    • using kiln firing schedule options to enhance your designs

    On day 1 (9am-12pm) we will:

    • Review straight cuts and learn to cut circles
    • work with grinders and ring saws introduce design elements (stringers, noodles, pebbles)
    • discuss mold choice
    • design options/issues with circles
    • construct and assemble bowl circles for full or contour fusing
    • work w/kiln firing forms
    • kiln paper, mold preparation (kiln wash)

    On day 2 (1pm-3pm) we will:

    • Review fused circles
    • review slump firing
    • clean up circles as needed
    • set up slump firing review
    • any final questions

    Project Review/Pickup date will be arranged on the second day of class.

    Details:

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

    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

    • Saturday, October 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO100122JH
    • 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:  Jeanne Huber
    • Saturday, October 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100122PK
    • 0
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    Dovetails started out as a practical solution to keep drawers from coming apart as people tugged and pushed them in and out. Today, they still serve that  purpose. But, in an era when there are also mechanical drawer slides and machine-assisted ways to join wood at right angles, hand-cut dovetails are celebrated as a code for fine craftsmanship. 

    Learning how to make these joints is a sure way to build your woodworking skills, because the process involves the fundamental steps common to all hand-cut joinery. In this class, you will learn how to design, lay out and mark dovetails, and how to cut them accurately and efficiently using hand saws and chisels. You'll also learn the tricks to getting them to fit perfectly.

    There won't be enough time in this class to complete a project, but you will go home with one or two completed corners, which you can use to refresh your memory later about which parts to cut and which to leave. It's surprisingly easy to get that mixed up if you haven't cut dovetails for a while, so having a reference piece can save you a lot of grief.

    Details

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Open to beginners, but prior hand-tool experience is recommended. Related skills — such as how to sharpen tools — won't be covered in this class.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes. 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: Paul Kury. Paul studied woodworking at Lonnie Bird’s School of Fine Woodworking in Dandridge, Tennessee, and has been an active woodworker for more than 40 years. His preference is 18th century furniture. Paul also volunteers as a woodworking safety monitor at BARN.


    • Saturday, October 01, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL100122DS
    • 18
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    Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is. 

    You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.

    Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA  and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.

    Details:

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



    Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
    • Saturday, October 01, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • BARN's Great Room, Class Code: WR100122DM
    • 9
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    Beyond the basics, there are fiction skills used by professional novelists that are rarely taught. This hands-on, five-hour workshop will reveal the methods that make novels irresistible to publishers and memorable for readers. Learn the hidden patterns of timeless fiction, how to balance depth and drive, how to heighten story while keeping it real, the truth about meaning and more.

    Details:

    • This class will be held in BARN's Great Room located on the upper level just past the front desk.
    • 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: Donald Maass founded the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York in 1980. He is the author of The Career Novelist (1996),Writing the Breakout Novel (2001), Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook (2004), The Fire in Fiction (2009), Writing 21st Century Fiction (2012) and The Emotional Craft of Fiction (2019).  He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.
    • Sunday, October 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO100222JH
    • 2
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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: Jeanne Huber

    • Sunday, October 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO092522OB
    • 1
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    NOTE: This class was originally scheduled for Sept 25 but has been rescheduled to Oct. 2.

    Learn the fundamentals of making beautiful wooden pens as you also learn 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.
    • Monday, October 03, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI WA (6-9pm), Class Code: WE100322JL
    • 0
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    Blacksmithing is heating pieces of wrought iron or steel until the metal becomes soft enough for shaping with hand tools, such as a hammer, anvil and chisel. Heating generally takes place in a forge fueled by propane, natural gas, coal, charcoal, or oil.

    This hands-on class allows you to learn basic techniques such as drawing, bending, and twisting and then advance to splitting, scrolling, and punching. You will be able to design, complete and take home simple projects such as bracelets, triangles, hooks, spoons, tools and more. The class will include an introduction to heat treating if appropriate for the projects undertaken. 

    Location:  This is an off-site class.        
    Alchemy Industrial Arts
    9392 Wardwell Ave NE
    Bainbridge Island, WA 

    Class will cover:

    • Safety and good practice
    • Discussion of “smithing” and the 5 main types: forging (sometimes called "sculpting"), welding, heat-treating, and finishing
    • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
    • Hands on drawing, bending, practical applications and beginning projects
    • Personal project design for next session
    • Practicing drawing by using forge, anvil, and hammers to create a traditional Viking bracelet, spoons, forks, and various other items
    • Combining processes through forge work.
    • Individual student projects
    • Short demonstration of Oxy/Acetylene torch and use of the “rosebud” in metal forming

    Class Goals:

    • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, heat treatment and metal forming
    • Learn to bend, shape, drift and draw steel through traditional methods
    • Develop an understanding of traditional tools used in the blacksmithing trade including a forge, hammers, anvil, etc.

    Details:

    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes of either leather or cotton.  Athletic or synthetic shoes and stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
    • Ages 14 and up.
    • Class size is limited to 4 students to provide good mentoring.
    • 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: 

    Jeremy Loerch is a successful small business owner of Monkey Wrench Fabrication studio, focused on original pieces made from all types of metal. Expertise includes teaching and curriculum development for youth, as well as adult programming. Contact:  jeremy_loerch@hotmail.com or (206) 992-8509

    Further Contact:

    David Hays, Metal Fab Studio, metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO100422CS
    • 1
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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: Charles Sharpe
    • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-7:30pm, Class code: ME1004222DH
    • 1
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    This class covers the essential elements of the Centroid CNC VCP (Virtual Control Panel), the interface between you and all the CNC machines in the Metal-Fab Studio. This class is a prerequisite for the CNC Lathe and CNC Mill, and highly recommended for CNC Plasma Cutter classes.

    You’ll learn what all those buttons do, which directions the machine moves along the different axes, how to load a g-code program, and the way to communicate directly with the machine via MDI (Manual Data Input). There’s a lot to know about operating a CNC machine beyond loading a program and pushing the button, and this class will get you started. After attending this class, you can proceed directly to Introduction to Plasma CNC, Fusion 360 CAM for Lathe or Mill, or CNC Lathe and CNC Mill classes.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome!
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio. Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's
    • 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: As a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

    Contact: David Hays metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    • Thursday, October 06, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA100422AE
    • 0
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    Learn the basic features of VCarve Pro, a popular program used to make signs, engravings, intricate inlays and imported 3D shapes and models on computer-controlled routers. VCarve Pro is easier to learn than Fusion 360, the other 3D design program taught at BARN, and can be used for projects on both the large CNC router in the Woodworking Studio and the small CNC router in the ETA Lab.

    Session 1 will be in the ETA studio where you will use the VCarve Pro software to design an 8x16" sign. You will prototype your design on ETA's laser cutter then in session 2, you will meet down in the wood shop to carve it on the CNC router.

    Please note: To take this class, you need a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 11 already downloaded to that computer. Download a free trial at www.vectric.com. The software requires a PC or a MAC that has Windows installed. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please email the instructor for help. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to the class, you may use an ETA studio desktop computer with the required software already loaded.

    Details:

    • Open to students 14+ of all levels.
    • 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: Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. (In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection.

    • Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom 6:30-8:00pm, Class Code: MA010052222JO
    • 5
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    BARN’s Pattern-Making class is where you learn one of many ways to create a pattern of the casting you envision. Once completed, you'll use the pattern in our “Metal Casting in the Foundry” class to create a mold that molten bronze or aluminum will be poured to produce your casting.

    Making a Pattern is the first of three basic steps of the Foundry Art:

    1. Make the Pattern,
    2. Form the Mold and pour metal to create the Casting, and
    3. Finish the Casting.


    BARN offers related casting classes including “The Basics of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern-Making for Casting in the Foundry” where you learn how to make patterns used to produce a working mold, and “Metal Casting in the Foundry” where you make casting molds from patterns and actual casting of molten metal to form the casting. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) event will also be offered to those with demonstrated competency in the foundry. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these events are offered.

    After completing your mold, register for our next metal casting class here

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ 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 Bio:

    Jeff Oens is a widely renowned sculptor with his bronze artwork exhibited in prominent art collections and public displays across the United States and Canada. Jeff is best known for his outstanding wildlife sculptures, but his portfolio also includes human figures, mythical creatures, and other diverse subjects, ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Many of Jeff’s sculptures can be seen around the industrial park on Three Tree Lane.

      • Thursday, October 06, 2022
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Class time Pacific Time, Class Code: WR100622CL
      • 6
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      This class will be held online via Zoom. 

      Discover the best and most enriching journaling practice for archiving the stories that run through your days and revisit those memories already long in the past. Instructor Chelsea Leah will share five important factors for achieving a satisfying memoir journaling practice. She’ll also lead a journaling exercise for each of the five factors with room for a brief share and discussion at the end. With these tools, writers of all ages can craft and document their memories and learn to love the process.

      Have handy your journal, a favorite pen, and a memory or two to write about (or photos from the past to use as reference).

      Books referenced during the class: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldman, Stranger than Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk, Traveling with Ghosts by Shannon Leone Fowler, and Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.

      Details:

      • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30 PM.
      • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event start to the email you used to register with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

      Teacher Bio:

      Chelsea Leah is a lifelong journaling enthusiast, as well as a tech and culture writer. Her articles have appeared in WIRED and The Writer magazine. When not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book or her toes in the sand.
        • Friday, October 07, 2022
        • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
        • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI100722MS
        • 0
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        Join chef and BARN instructor Marcela Sandoval in this knife skills class. Marcela will guide you through setting a strong foundation for learning new and more complicated knife cuts. Participants are welcome to bring their own knife or use one of the BARN’s chef's knives.

        We will review knife care and the different types of kitchen knives available. To start you’ll get to “know your knife”, master your grip for cutting, and know what to do with your guiding hand. We will review a series of different cuts and techniques including squaring off vegetables, fine julienne, chiffonade, and small dice brunoise cuts.   

        Ages 12-99--Participants 14 and under will require an adult to be present in the house.


        Registration Details:

        • Registration will close on Friday, September 30th at 7:30 pm.
        • Please bring: An apron and if you would like, your favorite kitchen knife (chef’s knives will be available for use by attendees as well)
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here for more information.
        • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class. Hair needs to be pulled back out of the face, and clothing must be comfortable and safe to cook in. 

        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.

        • Friday, October 07, 2022
        • Saturday, October 08, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI100722VP
        • 3
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        Have you ever wondered how your favorite indie dyers create beautiful, brightly colored skeins of yarn? Local indie dyer Vickie (aka Ship), of Shipyarn, will show you how!

        In this two-part introductory class, you will learn the basics of dyeing wool yarn with acid dyes, a non-caustic type of synthetic dye activated by simple white vinegar or citric acid. You will learn essential safety procedures, planning colorways, making dye stocks, and how to use them.

        Ship will introduce you to the hand-painting method, which is an easy, fun, and versatile dye style that's perfect for beginners. During the workshop, you will engage in guided color play to create your own unique skein of hand-painted yarn!

        Day 1 You will learn:

        • The basics of dye safety
        • How acid dyes work
        • How to plan a successful colorway

        Day 2 

        You will get your (gloved) hands dirty, and dye your own yarn! During this time you will hand-paint a skein of fingering weight superwash merino. This technique gives you the chance to really play with the color while learning about dye stocks and how to use them! 

        Supplies Needed:

        • Wear dark colors and/or something that you don't mind getting stained. Dyeing can be a messy process. 

        • Rubber gloves

        • Apron 

        Kits: (included with the price of the class) 
          • 1 skein of fingering weight superwash merino yarn (100g/490 yards)
          • 1 disposable respirator
          • Enough dye and citric acid to fully saturate a skein with color

          NOTE: Due to the nature of dyeing, there may be some down time while waiting for dye to set. If you want to play with more colors during this time, additional materials kits will be available for purchase for $12.00 (does not include respirator)Feel free to bring another project to work on while you wait.


          Details:

          • Skill Level: Beginner

          • Material Fees: $15.00

          • Bring your own lunch. BARN has a microwave and a refrigerator for your use.
          • 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:

          Hi I’m Ship! (she/her). I'm an indie dyer from the US PNW who gets inspiration for yarn colors from my fandoms! I mostly get my inspiration from anime, video games, and YA books that I love. I’ve been dyeing yarn for 4 years, and crocheting for 12. I’ve always loved sharing my passions with others, whether that is screaming about the things I love, or teaching others how to create.

          I'm also a huge dog person and have a Bernese Mountain Dog named Pico, and a Golden Retriever named Eri. They are my co-hosts during a weekly dyeing stream on Twitch!

          • Friday, October 07, 2022
          • Tuesday, November 01, 2022
          • 7 sessions
          • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100722TN
          • 0
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           * This class has pre-requisites. Please see below.

          Build a small, Shaker-style table suitable as a lamp stand or night stand as you learn to take a project through all of the steps from initial idea to finished project.

          This class is designed for students who know the basics of using tools but  want to develop those skills more under the guidance of an experienced instructor. This class includes:

          • developing a design, with limited options for varying the basic table plan so your table is the height and size you want.
          • creating a cut list.
          • fabricating parts.
          • assembling and gluing.

          Details:

          • Open to students 14+ years old who have taken Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools, or who have the instructor's permission, which you can arrange using this form. Some experience with hand tools would be a bonus.
          • You also need to have completed Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 and our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop. If you are missing any of these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this 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.

          • Please note that there will be no class on Friday, Oct. 14.
          Instructor: Ted Newman. Ted studied woodworking and has assisted in classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He is active in BARN's woodworker group and volunteers as a safety monitor.
          • Saturday, October 08, 2022
          • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100822JS
          • 5
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          "Where do you get your wood for turning?” -- Perhaps the most common question woodturners are asked by people new to the craft!

          In this class you will learn not only where to find or buy wood, but also how to evaluate wood for different projects; how to cut, preserve and store it (if it is green); how to lay out bowls, vessels and spindles on your stock to ensure good project success; and how to maximize the yield from your wood. Much of the wood local turners use is free “found” or “fallen” wood, and there are many details to learn about how, when and where to obtain these treasures.


          Woodturners use bandsaws to prepare much of their stock, and are often challenged by irregular pieces of wood that require special safety tactics. In this class you will learn how to determine which approach you should use for a particular piece of wood, be it a log, a burl or a piece of spindle stock. Students who have taken Tool Safety II will gain hands-on experience in cutting turning stock on one of the studio’s bandsaws.

          You are welcome to bring one or two pieces of wood you want to evaluate for turning stock.

          Details:

          • Ages 14+ are welcome.
          • While this class has no pre-requisites, only students who have taken Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 will be allowed to operate a bandsaw and only those who have taken Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout I will be allowed to operate a miter saw during this 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: 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.

          • Saturday, October 08, 2022
          • Sunday, October 09, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code ME100822CJ
          • 3
          Register


          So you want to shoot a documentary, artist statement video, or an interview, but you’re not sure how?


          In this two-day intensive, we will cover how to capture professional looking footage with nothing but your smartphone and minimal gear.


          Day one: we will explore basic lighting techniques, how to shoot with or without a light kit, where to source affordablelighting, sound and camera gear that you can easily handle if you’re shooting solo. Learn how to film in just about any location or  environment with quality results.


          Day two: with the guidance of the instructor each student will set up, light and shoot their own one minute test video to keep as reference for future practice and revision.  


          Supplies Needed:

          • iPhone/iPad or Android phone/tablet.
          • Bring your own lighting and sound equipment if you have any.
          • A laptop, tablet or phone with editing software on it would be great to bring if you have it. 


          Details:

          • Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of video editing would be good. A laptop, tablet or smartphone with editing software would be great.
          • 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:

          Courtney G. Jones is a 30 year veteran of the film & television industry who has been an advocate for the kind of accessibility mobile filmmaking brings to creators for several years. Not only does Courtney serve as Head of Development for Steve Zahn & Rick Gomez’s company, Macaroni Art Productions, but he has produced and directed feature films, commercials, documentaries, and series… some of which have been shot on mobile. Mr. Jones brings a wealth of technical and creative know-how to the classroom.

          Courtney’s main goal with teaching mobile content creation is to show that anyone can make something amazing with the technology that is in their pocket.

          When Courtney is not writing, producing, filming, editing or teaching, he’s typically daydreaming about flying, living on a boat, or trying out new recipes in the kitchen.




          • Saturday, October 08, 2022
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
          • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code: GL100822MB
          • 1
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          This class has prerequisites. Please see below. 

          This advanced technique class is an introduction to the art of making torchworked hollow beads and vessels. The small class size is also designed to benefit a more experienced artist hoping to hone skills used in lampworking.

          In this session, students will need to bring 20 pre-dipped mandrels. Participants will have the opportunity to observe and experiment with a variety of techniques that are used to create hollow pieces for function and adornment.

          Projects include building hollow beads on a standard mandrel and a blow pipe. We will also build a small vessel on a coated blow pipe. Safety, preparation and finishing of the projects will be covered in the instruction.

          Prerequisites:

          The “Orientation to Torchwork” (or past class called “Beginning Lampworking”) is a prerequisite. In addition, students must have practiced the skills they learned so that they are comfortable on the torch. Students must be able to build discs on their mandrels to benefit from this class. (A prior class, the two-day “Introduction to Torchwork: Beadmaking” workshop, is not a prerequisite, but will give the student a significant advantage in this class.)

          Accomplishments:

          Once this class is completed, the student will have been given the knowledge to create their own hollow projects. Students may want to take additional classes that include advanced techniques for hollow sculpture, design, and embellishment.

          Details:

          • Students need to bring 20 pre-dipped mandrels. Other supplies are provided in this workshop.
          • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
          • If you would like to bring a lunch or snack, there is a community kitchen on the lower level that includes a refrigerator and microwave for your use.
          • 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:

          Michele Benson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Potsdam State College in New York and a Master's degree in Social Work from Portland State University. After many years in the the field of child protection, Michele retired and opened Sandhill Glass Studio (formerly Cuttlefish Glass Studio) where she taught Lampworking (torchwork) for over ten years until she moved to Washington State.

          Michele has taught Lampworking (torchwork) to students at OIT (Oregon Institute of Technology) and Klamath Community College, and written articles for Softflex Jewelry Company.

          Michele is a long-time member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and is currently a member of the Florida Glass Dragons. When not in her studio, Michele volunteers for the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County and the Kitsap Humane Society. Prior to covid, she enjoyed traveling, scuba diving and underwater photography.

          • Saturday, October 08, 2022
          • Sunday, October 09, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100822KL+JL
          • 0
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          During this course, you will be introduced to the process of lost wax casting (starting with a wax piece and finishing with a metal piece). Using an assortment of waxes and materials, students will gain the basic skills of creating models. General information and some history on different methods of lost wax casting will be discussed, from the creation of a model to the completion of the metal casting. There will be some hands-on time to make a model, then students will sprue and invest their model.

          Pieces will be burned out in time for the second class where the students will be pouring their metal. The techniques of cleaning up and finishing metal casting will be covered.

          You will be introduced to different waxes to work with but this is not a wax carving class.

          Details:

          • There is a $35 materials fee included in the tuition price.

          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. 

          • 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:

          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 jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham 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.

          Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education over the years with classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time.  She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you.  Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé.   She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, semi-precious and precious stones to create fun and beautiful pieces to be worn and enjoyed. Her work can be seen on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.

          • Saturday, October 08, 2022
          • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
          • BARN's Kitchen Studio, Class Code KI100822PH
          • 0
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          Photo courtesy Pranee Halvorsen
          Take home the secrets of Thai cooking with Pranee’s insights from her childhood cooking alongside her mom, grandma, and three aunts. She will reveal the harmony and balance of Thai's basic flavors - sweet, sour, salty, and spicy - and how they  are used in everyday cooking. The class will also introduce you to how to prepare and use Thai herbs like lemongrass, galangal and Kaffir lime. The fresh scents of these herbs will awaken your taste buds and expand your Thai menu collection. 

          The class will teach you how to  create these favorite Thai dishes:
          Photo Courtesy Pranee Halvorsen

          • Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Galangal Soup with Lemongrass and Lime Leaf)

          • Phad Thai (Phad Thai Noodles Stir–fry with Prawns)

          • Chu Chi Curry (Salmon in Red Curry Sauce with Shredded Lime Leaf)

          • Kao Horm (Steamed Jasmine Rice), and Kao Neow Mamauang (Sticky Rice & Mango)

          We invite you to stay and enjoy this amazing meal together or you can take this dinner to enjoy at home.  

          Details:

          • Registration will close on October 7th.
          • There is a $20 materials fee added to the cost of the class.
          • 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:  

          Photo courtesy Pranee HalvorsenPranee Halvorsen. Chef Pranee was born and raised in Phuket, Thailand. She is the founder of I Love Thai Cooking and the owner of Thai Cooking School in Seattle, a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), a caterer, tour guide and cooking instructor whose Thai cooking classes are popular in the Northwest. She has extensive knowledge of Thai Cuisine, Culture and History and shares her knowledge in her expert food blog:  Pranee’s Thai Kitchen. She is a culinary educator and a featured guest chef at PCC Cooks, Bayview School of Cooking and the Milk Street Online Cooking School. I hope you can join her cooking classes soon. You can find her webiste at I Love Thai Cooking, her blog Pranee’s Thai Kitchen and her Instagram I Love Thai Cooking.


          • Sunday, October 09, 2022
          • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
          • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO100922JW
          • 2
          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

          • Sunday, October 09, 2022
          • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
          • BARN ETA Studio. Class code: EL081422KL
          • 6
          Registration is closed

          Come learn about robots at BARN by building your own combat robot. Students will build a 'fairy weight' class (150g) combat robot. Students will choose one of the three combat robot kits to build. Assembly will require some soldering, so it is recommended that students either take the ETA soldering class or have soldering experience before taking the course.

          Students will be given time to test their combat robots with the remote controller provided with their materials. A future course will allow students to bring in their robots to practice competing with others and develop their strategy for an eventual combat robot competition.

          Learn about combat robots here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_combat). You can also see the different types of robots in the fairy class here (https://grabcad.com/library/tag/battlebots) and watch an actual combat robot battle here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra7FG3G-JZE&t=223s). 

          Details:

          • Students must have soldering experience for this course - we recommend the ETA soldering course on Saturday, September 17th, 2-4pm
          • There will be three kits for students to pick from - first come, first served.
          • Registration for this class will close on September 25th at 12:00 PM
          • Open to ages 13+ accompanied by an adult or 18+.
          • 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

          • Sunday, October 09, 2022
          • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
          • BARN Welding Studio 2:00-5:00pm, Class Code: WE100922PC
          • 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 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.
          • 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.
          • 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:

            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, October 09, 2022
            • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
            • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO100922BD
            • 2
            Register

            This program has prerequisites. Please see below.

            If you're looking to tackle a project but want some help to develop and complete it, Woodshop Guided Open Studio is for you. By signing up for this program, you and up to two other woodworkers will have access to an instructor to guide your work. You will share the shop and tools with others, just as in any Open Studio. These sessions will be scheduled once a month, on the second Sunday of each month, while we gauge interest.  

            This program promises to help build your woodworking knowledge while increasing confidence and skill using the woodshop. It is open to both beginning woodworkers, as well as those with more experience who are seeking help with an unfamiliar process or a technical challenge, such as determining the most suitable joinery or designing a jig.

            Details:
            • Prerequisites: Open to people 14+ years old who have taken * Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. If you have not already taken these classes, please register for them before enrolling in this program. Please see our calendar here.
            • Purchase your own materials.
            • 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: Ben Dykstra. 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.  
            • Monday, October 10, 2022
            • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
            • BARN Machine Shop 6:00-7:30pm, Class code ME101022DH
            • 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).
            • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
              • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
              • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
              • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI101122DF
              • 0
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              pickled cabbage in clamp lid jar Photo Courtesy Unsplash The Matter of FoodTurn the autumn harvest into delicious, healthy food for winter and beyond. 
              Join us for a class on natural fermentation.  Instructors will demonstrate successful, safe practices for making your own naturally lacto-fermented sauerkraut and pickles.

              This class is presented in partnership with the Bainbridge Prepares Food Resilience team, the Bainbridge Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library, and the Veg Club.

              Details:

              • Free class. Space is limited. 
              • 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 Bios:
              Shannon Hayes served as the 4-H Program Manager for WSU Kitsap County Extension, is a former Food Safety and Home Preservation Specialist (Master Canner) trained by WSU, holds commercial food processing certifications and is passionate about all things food preservation
              .

              Diane Fish is a Resource Planner with the Kitsap Conservation District. Diane is a former Food Safety and Home Preservation Specialist (Master Canner) trained by WSU and holds commercial food processing certifications for the Farm to Freezer Project at the Kitsap Conservation District.  

              • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
              • Thursday, October 20, 2022
              • 4 sessions
              • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE101122SJ
              • 0
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              This four-day class is designed for students of all levels to become familiar with the jewelry studio space and tools. You will learn how to safely and efficiently use jeweler's tools through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises. Students will start with a studio tour/facility walk through, studio guidelines, safety and policies. In addition, you will learn how to order materials & tools, acquire a jewelry studio skills card and learn about our open studio protocols.


              The skills you will be introduced to are: how to safely use a jeweler’s saw, bench shear, step shear, disc cutters, files, hammer identification, stamping tools, dapping tools, pliers, rolling mill, and flex shaft.


              All of these skills will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. Each student gets to take home their sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision.


              This class is a prerequisite for other Jewelry Studio classes. 

              Details:

              • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. Students with all levels of experience are welcome. Ages 14 and up.
              • Registration will close on October 9, 2022.
              • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
              • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
                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: 

              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.

              • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
              • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
              • 2 sessions
              • BARN Machine Shop: 6-8:00pm, class code: ME101122DH
              • 3
              Register