Evening & Weekend Classes

    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Class Time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR120221LB+
    • 4
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**

    How do you write a stand out first page? This is your chance to have the first 400 words (double spaced, 12 pt font) of your novel critiqued by three authors, Lynn Brunelle, Megan Chance and Maureen McQuerry in a First Pages workshop. Submit your first pages before the workshop and the trio of authors will give you live feedback during the workshop from the perspective of agents and editors. Don’t worry, you can remain anonymous when we critique! At the end of the session we’ll discuss what makes a stand out first page for any genre.

    Submit your first 400 words by Thursday, November 18 to writers.lead@bainbridgebarn.org. Register soon as there will only be time to consider 13 first-page submissions.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, November 18th at 8:30 PM (Pacific Time)
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

      Instructors' Bios:

      Lynn Brunelle is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy with over 25 years’ experience writing for people of all ages, across all manner of media. Previously a classroom science, English, and art teacher for kids K-12, an editor, illustrator, and award-winning author of over 45 titles, Lynn has created, developed, and written projects for Chronicle, Workman, National Geographic, Scholastic, Random House, Penguin, A&E, Discovery Channel, Disney, ABC TV, NBC, NPR, the Annenburg Foundation, World Almanac, Cranium, and PBS.

      A regular contributor to NBC’s New Day Northwest as a family science guru, Martha Stewart Radio as a family activity consultant, and a contributor to NPR’s Science Friday, she is the creator of the Mama Gone Geek blog and Tabletop Science (videos that make science fun and accessible). Lynn won five Telly Awards and two CINE awards for her music videos, which range in topics from bullying prevention, child protection, and the adolescent brain for international curriculums through Committee for Children, to independent projects encouraging science literacy and STEAM.

      Maureen McQuerry is an award winning poet, novelist and teacher. Her YA novel, The Peculiars is an ALA Best Book for Young Adult Readers 2013 and winner of the Westchester Award. Her other novels include the Celtic Mythology duo Beyond the Door and The Telling Stone, and most recently Between Before and After, one of Barnes and Nobles most anticipated historical fictions for 2019. Big Ideas for Little Philosophers, a 4 book series featuring Socrates, Descartes, Aristotle and DeBeauvior, for preschoolers, releases in July 2020 to be followed by Big Ideas for Little Environmentalists.

      Megan Chance is the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of several novels. Her novel Bone River was an Amazon Book of the Month, A Drop of Ink was an Editors' Choice of the Historical Novel Society, and An Inconvenient Wife was an IndieNext pick. In addition to her historical fiction novels, Chance is the author of the young adult Fianna Trilogy, short stories, and eight historical romance novels. Her novels have been translated into several different languages. She is also a popular workshop speaker whose speaking credits include the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, Romance Writers of America National Conference, Edmonds Write on the Sound Conference, the Seattle Assistance League, Timberland Regional Libraries, and many others.


      • Saturday, December 04, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120521JH
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      Make a charcuterie board or a cutting board shaped like a pig, a leaf or whatever catches your imagination.

      This class is designed to introduce beginners to the joys of working with wood, although experienced woodworkers are also welcome. You will learn to use a band saw and various sanding tools, plus perhaps a drill press and a scroll saw, depending on the design you choose.

      You will cut your design from a single board, not glued-together strips of wood. Strip-style cutting boards stay flatter and therefore are better for heavy-duty food preparation. But the boards made in this class are simpler and quicker to make.

      Your board will make a marvelous gift — if you don't decide to keep it for your own kitchen for serving cheese, bread, or a charcuterie array.

      Tip: You might also want to sign up for a Kitchen Arts class, Get on Board with Charcuterie, on Dec. 12. Learn how to create a meal for two (or appetizers for four) on the board you make in this class.

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
      • 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.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
      Instructors: Jeanne Huber & David Grant
      • Saturday, December 04, 2021
      • Sunday, December 05, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE120421KL
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      This two session class will introduce you to the art of stone cutting. Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process. All base materials will be provided. Students are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

      Completion of this Intro class gains you access to open studio time to use the lapidary equipment. This Intro class is also the prerequisite for all intermediate lapidary classes. 

      Details:

      • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
      • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
      • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/ snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 


      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 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.


      Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

      • Saturday, December 04, 2021
      • Sunday, December 05, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code FI030821MB
      • 11
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      **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

      You’ve taken the time to select or make the perfect gift for that special someone. Why wrap it in environmentally destructive paper when you can use a beautiful eco-friendly Furoshiki that can be used over and over again? It’s like presenting two gifts at once.

      Although used for thousands of years, Furoshiki are gaining in popularity in the modern world. These square-shaped decorative wrapping fabrics offer a sustainable alternative to ho-hum paper gift wrapping. They’re known by many names in many world cultures, and we’re using the Japanese term “Furoshiki” because we’re inspired by the beautiful examples we discovered in our study of Japanese stitch techniques.

      In this class we’ll be constructing traditional Japanese-inspired Furoshiki then add some of our favorite sashiko patterns, elevating the simple piece of fabric into a wrapping cloth our gifts and treasures truly deserve.

      An Optional kit is available for this class:
      Please be sure to purchase your kit before November 29 for delivery.
      Follow this link to purchase your kit for $25: https://www.designz.shibaguyz.com/store/p173/furoshikikit.html

      • Kit includes: Fabric, sashiko needle, sashiko thimble, 2 small spools of Aurifil 12 wt thread

      Supply list

      • Basic Sashiko supplies: Sashiko needle, thimble, thread, snips, fabric marking pen
      • Two 24” (60cm) squares of your favorite fabric. We recommend solid color for the one side where we are adding sashiko stitching embellishment.

      Details:

      • Registration will close on Thursday, December 2nd at 3:00pm.
      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. 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 to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN. 
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form. 
      • Skill Level:  Beginning
      • Ages 14+ Welcome

      Instructor Bio:  

      Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz, the inspired creators of Shibaguyz Designz studio.

      The Shibaguyz’ award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of dozens of domestic and international publications. Together, the Shibaguyz team currently has over 300 published patterns and 11 books credited to their name since their first design was featured on a magazine cover in 2010.

      Their fashion and portrait photography work can be seen in four of their books. They are sought-after freelance book-packaging designers, having created books for major publishing companies like Sterling Publishing, Leisure Arts, and Creative Publishing. The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 30+ years. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought-after teachers in both local and national venues like STITCHES Events, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and DFW Fiber Fest. They also have a wide range of online classes available from Blueprint and Interweave.

      Shannon and Jason are proud ambassadors for Aurifil, Clover, BERNINA, Soak Wash, and the Daylight Company. They are working on a new book with C&T Publishing. Look for it in December 2020. 

      Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures in sewing, stitching, and crafting… so long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.

      Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:

      Facebook

      Instagram

      Twitter



      • Saturday, December 04, 2021
      • Sunday, December 05, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI120421CC
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      “Buche de Noel” or “Yule Log” has its origins in European Christmas traditions. Made of sponge cake shaped into a Swiss Roll, frosted and decorated to resemble a miniature log.

      It is a technical recipe with a challenging practice of rolling a sponge, but once you figure out the art to a sponge and Swiss roll, you will be happy to share the beauty of this tradition. This class will be taught in two segments. On the first day we will bake the sponge, make the filling and roll it into a roulade. During the second part of this class we will ganache the cake and decorate it with meringue mushrooms, sugar leaves and sugar winterberries. You may also add fresh berries, greenery and other small holiday decorations to this festive treat.

      Participants will learn how to bake, fill, and roll a sponge cake, as well as how to make and pipe a crisp French meringue.

      Please bring an airtight container to take your Yule Log home in.

      Details:

      • Registration will close on Thursday, December 3rd at 3:30pm. 
      • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
      • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More details can be found here.
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

      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!



      • Saturday, December 04, 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL120421DR
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      This Fused Glass Snowflake class will have you successfully creating a 7 inch X 7 inch ornament ready for your tree or gift giving in plenty of time for for the holidays! You will learn glass cutting skills and then use a pattern of stacking to create a beautiful keepsake. 

      There will be plenty of glass colors to choose from to customize your ornament. A silver colored fiber ornament hanger is included. You will go home with a pattern and detailed instructions so that you can create more of these on your own.

      You will cut and assemble your piece on Saturday, December 4. Your fused glass creation will be available for pickup by Tuesday, December 6.


      Details:

      • No experience necessary. Open to all levels.
      • There is a $17 materials fee included in the price of tuition.
      • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

      Instructor Bio:

      Donna Rodger has been a member of the BARN glass studio since September 2017. Her first class was in creating Stained glass. She has worked with fused glass for the past 2 years.



      • Saturday, December 04, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE1204219HS
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      Try plasma cutting and welding while making a metal 16-18" evergreen tree. Cut the shapes out of flat sheet steel and weld them together. This class does not require any welding experience.

      Participants will use a hand held plasma cutter to create parts of a tree in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds) and then weld the pieces together with MIG tack welds.

      Details:

      • No experience necessary.  
      • There is a $20 materials fee for steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE that will be added to the cost of class when you register.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
      • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
      • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
      • Class size is 2. 

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



      • Sunday, December 05, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120521TN
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      Make a bandsaw box from a solid piece of wood, without needing to make any tricky joinery at the corners. Once you know the process, you can go on to make boxes that are oval, heart-shaped, lizard-shaped, or most any shape you want. Bandsaw boxes make great gifts and are a wonderful way to turn leftover pieces of wood into something beautiful and useful.     

      You will learn about bandsaw box design and construction, cut your box on the bandsaw, and glue it together. As the glue is drying, you will learn how to finish  your box with milk paint and pyrography (using a pen that burns a design into the wood). The last hour of this class, when you will be embellishing your box, overlaps with Open Studio, so you are likely to be sharing space with other BARN woodworkers.

      Your materials fee covers a maple block for your box. You can substitute other wood if you have a piece you want to use.

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants.  BARN safety policies are here.
      • Wear closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. Safety glasses are required. We recommend bringing your own.

      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.

      • Sunday, December 05, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL120521MB
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      Take your glass bead-making to the next level! Dots are delightful, but dots can be daunting. This class is full of tips and tricks to increase your dot confidence. Mandrel size, dipping method, and glass color choice - all matter. You will learn how to manage various styles of dots and their placement. And if the bead itself is not enough bling, you will learn how to use reduction glass to put the bling factor over the top.

      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.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form and apply.

      Instructor Bio:

      • 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 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.

        She has taught Lampworking (torchwork) for OIT (Oregon Institute of Technology), for Klamath Community College, and has 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 for the Kitsap Humane Society. She enjoys travelling, scuba diving and underwater photography!

      • Sunday, December 05, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME120521PC
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      This class combines both TIG #1 & TIG #2. TIG #2 is normally the second in the TIG welding series to be taken after the TIG #1 class. The instructor will provide instruction for both beginners as well as those who’ve already taken the TIG #1 class. Students will progress from making a basic TIG bead to the techniques and practice required to make TIG welded joints. Students will learn how to perform different kinds of TIG welds – butt, lap, “T”, corner, and edge.

      TIG welding requires more dexterity and practice than MIG welding. Students are encouraged to use open studios to practice their technique and develop confidence. The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the TIG welding process in performing different welds.  

      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.  

      Details:

      • There is a materials fee of $15 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod that has been included in the cost of class.
      • 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.
      • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
      • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes. Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

      Instructor: 
      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

      • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
      • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120721JI
      • 1
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      Wooden spoons can be completely utilitarian — or real works of art. In this class, you will learn to make the more challenging, artful kind. You'll be well prepared if you later want to make purely utilitarian spoons on your own.

      Spoon carving involves grain changes, curves and hollowing — all techniques that are useful in many kinds of carving projects. The instructor will explain a variety of tools you might want to use and how to use them safely. You will also learn how to hold or secure the wood safely and the steps involved in carving spoons efficiently. You will work from prepared basswood blanks.

      Details:

      • Ages 12 and older are welcome. No prior experience is needed.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.

      • You will build your carving skills much faster if you practice between sessions. If you want to work on your carvings during Open Studio times between classes, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the Woodworking calendar for dates. Use of the shop during these times is only for people 14+ years old. Open Studio is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.
      • 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: 
      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.

      • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE120721HS
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      Try plasma cutting and welding while making a metal 16-18" evergreen tree. Cut the shapes out of flat sheet steel and weld them together. This class does not require any welding experience.

      Participants will use a hand held plasma cutter to create parts of a tree in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds) and then weld the pieces together with MIG tack welds.

      Details:

      • No experience necessary.  
      • There is a $20 materials fee for steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE that will be added to the cost of class when you register.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
      • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
      • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
      • Class size is 2. 

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



      • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI120721IC
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      Curious about needle felting? Join us for this 2.5-hour "Try It!” class in the BARN Fiber Studio. Using wool roving (un-spun wool) in many colors plus a needle felting tool, you’ll make 2-D patches—for mug rugs or decorations for your clothing and pillows—and 3D objects—beads, ornaments, or animals. Once you get the technique, you’ll be able to expand to needle-felting directly on denim and canvas.This is a fun and easy way to give needle felting a try! 

      BARN will provide wool roving and a needle felting tool that you can take home.

      Important Details:

      • A $20 materials fee is added to the tuition price to cover the cost of the roving, a needle-felting tool, and other materials.
      • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
      • Skill Level: Beginning  
      • Ages 14+ Welcome.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.  

      Instructor Bio:

      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 on the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.

      • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
      • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: MA120821JO
      • 3
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      Learn how to make a pattern for casting metal in the Foundry. Once completed, you'll be able to use the resulting pattern to create a mold that molten bronze or aluminum can be poured to produce the desired casting.

      Pattern-Making is one of several classes in a series that builds toward a working knowledge of casting in the foundry. The series includes:

      • An Introduction to Metal Casting (an online class)
      • Beginning Casting in the Foundry (hands-on)
      • Pattern-Making for Foundry
      • Intermediate Casting in the Foundry
      • Advanced Casting (an Open Studio format)

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • 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 apply.

      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, December 09, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA120921
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        In this class you’ll get an introduction into basic foundry work. You’ll learn how to make a basic mold using a provided pattern with Petrobond sand, watch the bronze being poured into the mold, and then clean up the bronze piece that you’ll then be able to take home. 

        Students must wear natural fiber clothing with long-legged pants, tight fitting long sleeves, closed toed shoes (natural fiber or leather), and have long hair tied back. Safety equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own eye and ear protection. This class is offered in conjunction with Alchemy Industrial Arts (AIA) at their facility.

        Additional related classes BARN will be offering in 2021 are The Basics Of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern Making” where you’ll learn how to make patterns that can produce a working mold, and “Intermediate Casting” where you’ll use a pattern of your own design to make the mold and cast in Bronze. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) will also be offered. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these are offered.

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

        Details:

        • Prerequisites: No prior casting experience necessary.
        • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry, bracelets that can get caught in machinery. Please tie long hair back. 
        • 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 Bios:

        Frank Wurden - While getting his BS Electrical Engineering degree at University of Washington, Frank also obtained a BFA degree with emphasis in life drawing, sculpting and foundry art working with green sand, CO2 sand casting, investment casting, and ceramic shell casting. Sculpture materials were clay, foam, wood, or wax for the patterns, and casting in aluminum, bronze and stainless steel. Frank says it’s been many years since actually casting, so it’s great fun to get back into it! “I totally enjoy the entire process and look forward to helping other people do the same.”

        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.

        Mario Oblak - Mario honed his passion for casting metal with BFA (UofW) and MFA (Rhode Island School of Design) degrees in Sculpture. Creating, designing and building in different materials and mediums is a joy, but working in liquid metal is “it” for him. Mario feels “Casting is a magical process that requires patience, skill, labor and teamwork, with the results both satisfying and permanent.” By sharing his knowledge and experience, Mario wants to help others explore, learn, and develop skills so they can see their ideas come to life.

        • Thursday, December 09, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
        • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE120921HS
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        Try plasma cutting and welding while making a metal 16-18" evergreen tree. Cut the shapes out of flat sheet steel and weld them together. This class does not require any welding experience.

        Participants will use a hand held plasma cutter to create parts of a tree in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds) and then weld the pieces together with MIG tack welds.

        Details:

        • No experience necessary.  
        • There is a $20 materials fee for steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE that will be added to the cost of class when you register.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
        • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
        • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
        • Class size is 2. 

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



        • Thursday, December 09, 2021
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA120921PM
        • 1
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        *This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

        In this class you will learn how to set up and run the 6 x 18” Hydraulic surface grinder. You will be introduced to the coolant system, learn how to dress the wheel, set table travel limits, adjust speeds and feeds, clean surfaces and precision grind stock.

        Details:

        • Prerequisites: Must have Machine Shop Orientation class and be familiar with general metal removal techniques.

        • 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.
        • 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 apply.

        Instructor Bio: Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad. 

        Contact: David Hays david@haysys.com








        Received 4-8-19, posted 4-11-19

        • Thursday, December 09, 2021
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR120921EM
        • 4
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        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        Nature poems are far more than just beautiful description. Contemporary poets are discovering innovative new approaches to writing about animals, the environment, and climate change. In this class, we’ll discuss ways to make our nature-inspired poems more dynamic, explore ethical questions around animal metaphors, read poems that will inspire new strategies, and generate new work that pushes our poems toward a critical engagement with the natural world.

        Details:

        • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, December 7th at 8:30 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.
        Erin L. McCoy holds an MFA in creative writing and an MA in Hispanic studies from the University of Washington She won second place in the 2019-2020 Rougarou Poetry Contest, judged by CAConrad and her poem, "Futures," was selected by Natalie Diaz for inclusion in Best New Poets 2017. Her poetry and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Narrative, Bennington Review, Conjunctions, Pleiades, DIAGRAM, Nimrod International Journal, and other publications. She is acquisitions editor for Seattle-based independent publisher Entre Rios Books. She is from Louisville, Kentucky. Her website is erinlmccoy.com.

          • Saturday, December 11, 2021
          • Sunday, December 12, 2021
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL121121CD
          • 0
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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 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 we will:

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

          Project Review/Pickup: Wednesday, December 15th, 6-7pm (or arranged as needed).

          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.
          • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
          • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

          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, December 11, 2021
          • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
          • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO121121+3
          • 7
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          Do you play a guitar, violin or cello but aren't sure how to care for it? Or are you curious about whether a stringed instrument that's been in the family for decades is suitable for a student to use? Are you interested in learning luthier skills?

          At this event, you can meet others interested in creating a luthier program at BARN, which might include informal get-together sessions, programs on topics such as tone wood, and classes such as building a dulcimer or learning to create inlays. It's a great opportunity to get answers to your questions and share your suggestions.

          Discussion leaders will include Wayne Johnson, owner of Irvin Guitars, who makes fine hand-crafted acoustic steel-string guitars; Clay Levit, a fiddle player and former owner of the Fiddler's Green Music Shop in Austin, who makes violins; and Rob Carson, a cellist and stringed instrument maker with formal training in violin restoration and repair.

          Details:

          • This event is free but please register so we know how many people to expect. All ages are welcome, although people younger than 14 should be accompanied by an adult.
          • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
          • You must wear closed-toe shoes.
          • Saturday, December 11, 2021
          • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121121SJ
          • 5
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          Take your reusable gift wrapping to the next level.

          Learn how to make customized metal gift tags; using metal stamping tools and copper or brass sheet metal. Your personalized gift tags can be used year after year and for all kinds of special occasions. No experience needed, all materials and tools will be provided. 


          Details:

          • Class is for ages 12 and up.
          • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
          • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
          • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

          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


          • Saturday, December 11, 2021
          • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121121SJ
          • 6
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          Want to learn how to make jewelry?

          In this 3-hour in-person class, you will learn through instructors demonstration how to efficiently use a variety of jewelers tools including a disc cutter, files, pliers and metal stampers to make customized pendant necklace.

          No experience needed, all tools and materials will be provided. 

          Details:

          • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC 302 guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
          • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
          • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

          Instructor Bio:

          Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Sarah teaches because she feels that making art is a creative outlet everyone should have the opportunity to experience. 

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


          • Saturday, December 11, 2021
          • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
          • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE121121HS
          • 1
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          Try plasma cutting and welding while making a metal 16-18" evergreen tree. Cut the shapes out of flat sheet steel and weld them together. This class does not require any welding experience.

          Participants will use a hand held plasma cutter to create parts of a tree in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds) and then weld the pieces together with MIG tack welds.

          Details:

          • No experience necessary.  
          • There is a $20 materials fee for steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE that will be added to the cost of class when you register.
          • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
          • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
          • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
          • Class size is 2. 

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



          • Saturday, December 11, 2021
          • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
          • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio & Great Room, Class Code KI082821BR
          • 0
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          **This class is for participants age 21+

          Bistro Cooking by Patricia WellsAn easy and simple approach to French style bistro cooking focusing on uncomplicated and good food that will impress your family and friends. 

          This is a 'hands on' class where four classic French Bistro dishes are prepared, cooked, and eaten together at the chef’s table. Included in the evening will be simple wine pairings and a discussion of the food prepared. Each recipe will be discussed by the instructor, with participants preparing and helping to cook all the dishes.  Basic kitchen knowledge is suggested and come ready to learn some of the colorful stories of the bistro approach to all things good, tasty and slightly exotic.

          Patricia Well’s popular cooking book 'Bistro Cooking' will be our guide and each participant will receive a copy to take home and further explore.

          The evening menu will include:

          • Soupe Aux Deux Céleris Double Celery Soup

          • Salade Lyonnaise La Meuniére  Salad of Escarole, Potatoes, Herring and Eggs

          • Lapin/Poulet À La Moutarde  Rabbit (or Chicken) in Mustard Sauce

          • Clafoutis Aux Poires  Pear Clafoutis 

          The instructor will also prepare a simple surprise and tasty side dish that will be discussed and enjoyed along with the other recipes at the chef’s table.

          Please bring an apron, and reusable take home containers that hold around 2 -3 quarts of food.  Attendees should wear closed toed shoes, hair needs to be pulled back out of the face, and clothing must be comfortable and safe to cook in.  

          Prerequisites: 21 year and older only. 

          Details:

          • This class is for participants age 21+
          • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
          • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. During the meal, everyone will be spaced six feet apart. More details can be found here.
          • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

          Instructor Bio:
          Robert Ross is a landscape architect, garden designer and committed home cook who has traveled to and worked in many places, absorbing local cultures, history, and terroir.  A Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, he spent a few years in North Africa working on a project that afforded opportunities to travel and explore Europe, eventually leading to a passionate connection with France and Italy, the people, food and gardens. He shares a unique perspective that blends simple and accessible European cooking, renaissance gardens, and ornamental and culinary terracotta.


          • Monday, December 13, 2021
          • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
          • BARN Machine Shop
          • 0
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          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). If a seat becomes available, you will be notified. 
          • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
          • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.

          • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
          • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
          • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME121421DH
          • 2

          *Prerequisites are required to take this class. Please see below.

          This class is intended to introduce the operating concepts and safety protocols needed to operate BARN's CNC metal lathe.

          We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand motion on the Z & X axes in the lathe, various cutting tools, the tool library and diameter & Z-offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it). Finally, we’ll create some simple g-code, cut some air and if there’s enough time, cut some material.

          Details:

          • Prerequisites: A manual lathe class (or commensurate experience) and Intro to Centroid CNC Interface is required. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.
          • It is recommended that you download the Centroid CNC Lathe manual and peruse it prior to class. The manual can be found here.
          • 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.

          Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

          Instructor Bio:
          David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

          Contact: David Hays at David@haysys.com

          • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
          • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
          • Zoom Online Class, Class Code ME121421PM
          • 9
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          **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

          In this Zoom class you will learn about the ancient art of melting and pouring metal into molds to make utilitarian things as well as beautiful art. Learn about the various processes including lost wax and sand casting. We will discuss the steps to make sand castings to whet your appetite for classes at the BARN Foundry.

          Details:

          • Registration will close one day prior to the class start date on September 13 at 8:30pm.
          • 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 to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
          • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

          Instructor Bio: Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad. 

          Contact: David Hays - David@haysys.com


          • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
          • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121521
          • 5
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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+.
          • 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 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 BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.
          Instructor: TBD
          • Thursday, December 16, 2021
          • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
          • Class time is Pacific Time
          • 89
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          **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

          We’re excited to offer another salon via Zoom for writers of ALL levels of experience to read their work to an appreciative audience. All of this takes place from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer with a microphone.

          This is a great opportunity to practice reading for your own book signings and a wonderful chance to reach new readers and meet people who love words as much as you do.

          We will have slots for 12 readers to read five-minute selections. Keeping to a prescribed time limit is a skill and a courtesy all writers need to learn. (Of course you don’t have to use the entire five minutes if you have something very short.) Please register for "Reader" soon in order to snag one of these spots. We will also have plenty of room in cyberspace for members of the audience to enjoy some great readings.

          Format:

          1. Brief introductions. (Say your name, what you write, and give us a wave.)
          2. At this point, everyone except the reader will be muted by the host. 
          3. Five-minute intermission. Everyone will be unmuted to chat or do whatever needs to be done.
          4. We’ll unmute everyone, and those who want to hang out can chat for a bit.

          Very Important:

          Everyone who wants to participate, whether as a reader or an appreciative audience participant, must register for this free event. We need your information in order to send you a Zoom link.

          Please don’t be afraid to try this. I had my doubts that it would work until I took part in a Zoom salon with another group. It’s more relaxed than standing at a podium! We had a wonderful time, and it was great to see new faces.

          Details:

          • This class will be live streamed via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
          • A Zoom link will be sent to the email account you registered with one day prior to the start. Please watch for this email.

          Martha Kay Salinas writes young adult fiction and spends way too much time writing for Facebook instead of working on her blog. In an earlier life she worked as a marriage and family therapist. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing in 2015, and she’s currently writing a young adult novel set in 1968.


          • Friday, December 17, 2021
          • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
          • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO121721TN
          • 3
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          Make a bandsaw box from a solid piece of wood, without needing to make any tricky joinery at the corners. Once you know the process, you can go on to make boxes that are oval, heart-shaped, lizard-shaped, or most any shape you want. Bandsaw boxes make great gifts and are a wonderful way to turn leftover pieces of wood into something beautiful and useful.     

          You will learn about bandsaw box design and construction, cut your box on the bandsaw, and glue it together. As the glue is drying, you will learn how to finish  your box with milk paint and pyrography (using a pen that burns a design into the wood).

          Your materials fee covers a maple block for your box. You can substitute other wood if you have a piece you want to use.

          Details:

          • Ages 14+ are welcome.
          • This class will start with a session from 3 to 5 pm, then break for an hour for dinner and time for glue to dry. It will then resume from 6 to 8 pm. If you want to bring food, BARN has a convenience kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave, which you are welcome to use.
          • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
          • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants.  BARN safety policies are here.
          • Wear closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. Safety glasses are required. We recommend bringing your own.

          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.

          • Friday, December 17, 2021
          • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
          • BARN ETA Studio
          • 4
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