Evening & Weekend Classes

    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • Tuesday, February 14, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-8:00pm, Class Code: ME111522DH
    • 2

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

    In the first session of this two-session class, you’ll learn the essentials of BARN’s CNC Lathe, and the operating concepts to safely operate it. We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand lathe motion on the Z & X axes, selecting and establishing part-zeros, various cutting tools in 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).

    In the second session, we’ll load a model created by one of the students into Fusion 360, examine and prove the CAM setup and g-code, cut some air, and then cut some metal.

    PrerequisitesThe prerequisites provide an important foundation for learning how to use the CNC Lathe and use of it during open studio:

    • A manual lathe class (or commensurate experience) 
    • Intro to Centroid CNC Interface
    • Fusion 360 CAM for the CNC Lathe (or CNC Mill) prior to the second session of this class
    • 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.

    Details:

    • There is a materials fee of $5 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.
    • 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 BioAs 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 at David@Haysys.com

    • Sunday, January 15, 2023
    • Sunday, February 05, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011523JK
    • 8

    This class has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.


    Have a garment you love so much it has worn out? Or you want more in multiple colors or fabrics? Join us to clone your clothing to create a pattern you can make again and again.

    Learn how to analyze your garment’s assembly, determine what pattern pieces you need and what they should look like and create a new pattern. Then cut the pattern from your new fabric and, finally, assemble your new garment.

    Chosen garments should be woven and fit you reasonably well. Please note: your existing garment may be damaged beyond repair during its analysis.

    Students meet with Jackie via Zoom on Jan. 15 to discuss the clothing you’d like to clone and go over any other questions you might have.

    Supplies to Bring: 

    • Jan. 15 Zoom session: The garment you want to copy
    • Jan. 22 in the Fiber Studio: The garment you will copy (washed and pre-approved in your Zoom session), a 24-inch ruler, a French curve (see more here) and a soft pencil or your preferred marking tool for drawing your pattern onto the supplied pattern material
    • Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 in the Fiber Studio: Your new pattern, fabric for your new garment, thread, any other supplies you need for your new garment, and your sewing machine and basic tools  (or reserve one of BARN’s machines)


    Details:

    • A $20 materials fee included in the class cost covers the gridded interfacing we use to create the pattern
    • Skill Level: Intermediate
    • Prerequisites: To reserve BARN sewing machine, you must have completed Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines
    • Ages 14+ 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:

      Jackie Kelly - Jackie taught fashion design and construction for 25 years before her retirement. In the '70s, she was a pattern maker for Santa Cruz Imports, had her own line of clothes, and ran various fashion shows. In the ‘80s, she managed Shirley Hyatt Designs while having one of her own gowns featured in a Nordstrom trunk show. In the ‘90's, Jackie enjoyed a season costuming at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival before moving to Washington to teach full time. Jackie continues her love of sewing and fashion by adding to her own wardrobe and designing and constructing garments on commission. 

      • Tuesday, January 17, 2023
      • Tuesday, February 07, 2023
      • 7 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO011723TN
      • 0
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      * This class has prerequisites. See below.

      Build a small, Shaker-style table to use as a lamp stand or night stand as you learn to take a project from initial idea to finished project.

      About this Class

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

      This class includes:

      • Developing a design, with limited variations of 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 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 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, 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.

      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.

      • Wednesday, January 18, 2023
      • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
      • 3 sessions
      • Class time Pacific Time, Class Code: WR011823CL
      • 3
      Registration is closed

      Join a book club tailored to writers! Each 1.5-hour Zoom meeting includes a short discussion of the assigned reading chapters and relevant exercises to do together during the workshop. Think of it as a guided study group.

      This session will cover the entire book NAKED, DRUNK, AND WRITING by Adair Lara, which focuses on learning to write personal essays without insecurities.

      What to Bring

      • Assigned book 

      • Notebook or computer
      • Pen

      Details

      • Registration for this class closes at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 17.
      • This class takes place 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 to the email address you used to register. 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.

      Instructor

      Chelsea Leah - A lifelong journaling enthusiast, as well as a tech and culture writer, Chelsea's articles have appeared in WIRED and The Writer magazines. When not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book or her toes in the sand.
        • Monday, January 23, 2023
        • Monday, February 06, 2023
        • 5 sessions
        • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO012323PK
        • 0
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        Make a sturdy box with hand-cut dovetail corner joints as you build your woodworking skills and learn fundamental steps common to all hand-cut joinery.

        About this Class

        As you build a poplar box about 6 inches wide, 12 inches long and 3½-4 inches tall, you will learn how to design, lay out, and mark the dovetails, and how to cut them accurately and efficiently using hand saws and chisels. You'll also learn tricks for getting a perfect fit. Depending on the pace of the class, you will finish your box using a combination of hand and power tools. There may be time to make a lid.

        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 machine-assisted ways to join wood at right angles and mechanical drawer slides, hand-cut dovetails have become a code for fine craftsmanship.

        Details

        • Ages 14+ welcome.
        • This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar. Hand tool experience is helpful but not required.
        • 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, Tenn., 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.

        • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
        • Wednesday, February 15, 2023
        • 7 sessions
        • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO012523CFG
        • 2
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        * This class has prerequisites. See below.

        Build a unique slab bench or small table in this seven-session class.

        About this Class

        Create a piece that highlights the natural beauty in a slab's swirling grain or intriguing color known as spalting. Preserve a live edge, rip a straight-line edge or combine the two styles into your design.

        In the first session, design considerations, suitable wood and several options of styles for top and base are covered. The instructor walks you through the process of drawing up your design ideas and turning them into working plans. 

        Following sessions are devoted to building your project and preparing it for final finish.And the final session covers finish options and application techniques. Take home enough finish to apply multiple coats to your completed project.

        Working at your own pace is encouraged. Be prepared to spend additional time during Open Studios if necessary to complete your project. Open Studio is always free for members. Non-members can use the shop during these times without additional charge while working on a class project.

        Details

        • Registration for this class will close on January 11th. Please register early to secure your spot in the class. 
        • Ages 14+ are welcome.
        • This class is open to students with intermediate skills who are comfortable using the shop tools. At a minimum, you must have completed Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking CalendarPlease see "My event registrations" in your BARN account to confirm you have completed the pre-requisites before you register for this class

        • A $35 materials fee included in the class fee covers a moderate amount of epoxy and other shop materials. If your project requires a lot of epoxy, you may need to pay more; the instructor will discuss this with you.

        • You need to supply wood for your project. You can buy wood from BARN, purchase it elsewhere or bring what you have from your wood stash. Registrants will receive information about how to select appropriate wood. The moisture issues associated with use of BARN's SawStop table saws aren't critical for this project unless your slab is thicker than two inches. You can store your wood in the shop between sessions.

        • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

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

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

        Feedback from an earlier class

        "An inspirational class! So much cool stuff to practice on many slab projects to come!!" — Ryan Boone (his hall bench is pictured), www.ryanboonedesign.com

        Instructor

        Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi - Carol is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. She also makes custom furniture, including the slab coffee table in the Commons at BARN.

        • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
        • Friday, February 03, 2023
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR02023CS
        • 5
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        block prints photo courtesy C. SchoenbrodtJoin us as we design, carve, and block print our very own personalized Valentine's Day cards.

        About this Class

        Design and carve a heart relief block to print for your very own Valentine's Day card(s). You can make multiple cards with just one heart, repeating hearts, and maybe even partner with a fellow classmate(s) to share each others’ blocks, creating a design mash-up–the artists’ version of exchanging Valentines. We will be using a block substrate that is much easier on the hands than linoleum or wood can be, so hand strength shouldn’t be an impediment. Join us!

        Details

        • Registration closes Jan. 28 
        • Bring a lunch. We have a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.

        Project

        You will design, carve, and print a Valentine's Day card or cards. 

        Materials

        A $20 materials fee is included in the cost of the class. 

        Materials students should bring:

        • Gouges (handles and blades)*
        • Sharpie(s)*
        • X-Acto knife and #11 blade*
        • Glue sticks/glue dots/double-stick tape*
        • Smooth paper to print on*
        • Sketchbook/paper and pencils
        • Apron
        • Comfortable shoes
        *Supplies will be available in the studio, but students can bring their own gouges, papers, card stock, and other supplies if interested.

        Prerequisites

        None

        Class Policies

        Instructor

        Christa Schoenbrodt is founder and owner of Studio Haus, a thriving design studio for more than 25 years. Much of Christa’s career has involved paper so it’s only natural that it’s also part of her personal exploration of art. She is motivated by a curiosity to explore various forms of media and a pursuit for beauty. A question she often repeats to herself starts with “What if…” and ends with a new creative outlet. She can be found experimenting her way through mediums of paper sculpture, printmaking, and fiber arts - at times individually and, at other times, all at once. She loves being a member of the BARN community!


        • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI020123BM
        • 1
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        Make a zipper pouch - quickly - as you learn more about the Solaris 2 Embroidery Machine.

        About the Class

        Join Bob Mathisrud as he demonstrates making a zipper pouch “in the hoop." Start with a piece of stabilizer loaded into the embroidery machine hoop, then layer the zipper, pouch front, back, and other pieces and - voila! - make the quickest zipper pouch you ever made! 

        When you finish this demonstration and make this pouch, you’ll have the skills to make other “in the hoop” projects using files you purchase and download - from bags to holiday ornaments, stuffed toys, and more.

        Note: Class size is limited so that everyone can see easily. This class is offered four times this winter-spring. If this or other sessions are full, join the waiting list so we know to schedule additional sessions later this year.

        Project

        Along with the demonstration, you’ll receive a .pes file (containing several project options) and materials to make a 4”x6” zipper pouch, with directions and a link to the demonstration video. You can stay late or come back later to make the zipper pouch on your own. Schedule time individually with Bob or another mentor if you think you’ll need extra help.

        Materials 

        The $15 materials fee included in the price of the class includes:

        • Thread
        • Stabilizer
        • Zipper
        • Pouch fabric
        • Batting
        • An electronic download of the pattern, written instructions, and a link to a video of the demonstration.

        Prerequisites

        You must have completed Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines.

        Class Policies

         Instructor

        Bob Mathisrud was cross-trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for more than 20 years. His curiosity, fearlessness, and willingness to help have led him to develop skills in several BARN studios. In the Fiber Studio, he is becoming an expert in the Solaris 2 sewing and embroidery machine, figuring out how to use the machine’s many, many features.

        • Thursday, February 02, 2023
        • Thursday, March 02, 2023
        • 4 sessions
        • BARN's Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR020223WR
        • 6
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        This series takes a look at character, setting, and dialog to give your writing more depth, shape and clarity.


        Whether you’re developing fiction or non-fiction, a cohesive and engaging story is essential. So often, at the mention of a good book or movie, our first question is, “What’s it about?” While plot is important, it's only one of the elements needed to hold your reader.

        Too often writers focus so much on “what happens” that the “who, where, and how” of the narrative, the important elements that allow the piece to be full, complete and “lived-in,” are neglected. It’s as if the plot is the house, and the rest are the furnishings and décor that make it a “home.”  

        About this Class

        Character, setting and dialog will be the focus of separate workshops designed to allow you to give your piece more depth, shape and clarity as you move forward.

        * Please note that for sessions 2-4, we ask participants come with a draft already in process (rough is OK!), as activities will be geared toward works-in-progress.

        Session 1: Let’s Get Writing!” We’ll engage with our creative mind through a series of prompts, activities, and games designed to increase fluency. We should all come away with a toolkit of ideas and inspiration for the meatier stuff later. 

        Session 2: Character. “Don’t You Know Who I Am?” Mining well-rounded and believable characters is probably the most important element in fiction. By combining brainstorming and craft exercises, you can add dimension to existing characters, develop new characters, and better view the world through the character’s point of view.

        Session 3: Setting/Place: “Where Am I and How Did I Get Here?” The well-defined “place” can establish mood, influence character choices/emotions, drive dialog, impact events, and so much more. In this session we look at how settings can be explored and woven into your work, whether in long form or subtle, carefully placed details. 

        Session 4: Dialog: “Am I Coming Through?” In this workshop, we look at effective dialog in fiction and film, and explore opportunities in our own pieces that can be further developed through character-to-character conversation. We’ll look at dialog that is internal and external, direct and indirect, verbal and nonverbal. 

        Details

        • BARN safety protocols can be found here.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

        Instructor

        Warren Read - Warren is the author of the novels, One Simple Thing (2021, Ig Publishing), and Ash Falls (2017, Ig Publishing). His memoir, The Lyncher in Me, was released by Borealis Books in 2009. He received his MFA in 2015 from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. His fiction has appeared in Hot Metal Bridge, Mud Season Review, Sliver of Stone, Inklette, Switchback Magazine and the Christmas issue of East Bay Review. He is an assistant principal on Bainbridge Island. Learn more about him at www.warren-read.com.


        • Saturday, February 04, 2023
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • BARN Woodshop Main Studio, Class Code: WO020423JH
        • 0
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        Learn the basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools you can use during open studio times, once qualified.

        About this Class

        You are given a piece of wood to cut and shape in this hands-on class.

        Completing this class will qualify you to use the following tools during the Woodshop Studio’s 30 weekly hours of open studio time, and classes that require certification in these tools: 

        • Table saw
        • Planers
        • Jointers
        • Chop saw
        • Drill presses

        Details

        • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
        • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
        • 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.

        Project

        You will shape a piece of wood using specific studio tools.

        Materials

        All needed materials will be provided.

        Prerequisites

        None.

        Class Policies

        Instructor

        Jeanne Huber

         

        • Saturday, February 04, 2023
        • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
        • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI020423KW
        • 6
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        Convergence Quilt Photo courtesy A. WyattMake a stunning, intriguing Convergence Quilt top and learn basic sewing skills with just four fat quarters, some straight sewing, and some clever cutting and re-sewing.

        The technique is based on the 2003 book, Ricky Tims’ Convergence Quilts: Mysterious, Magical, Easy, and Fun (C&T Publishing). Newer sewists will appreciate making a gorgeous quilt top while perfecting their straight sewing and accurate rotary cutting skills. Both new and experienced sewists will appreciate the range of fascinating design possibilities in this simple technique. 

        So we can finish within class time, we’ll cut and sew a wall-hanging-size quilt top. After class, you can add more sections to the top to make it bigger, or quilt it as is. You’ll leave with the skills to plan and cut a larger quilt top in the future. 

        Please note: “Quilt top” means we’re making the top layer of a quilt. We will not be finishing the quilt, though we can discuss options for finishing it with back, borders, binding, batting, and quilting.

        Materials:

        • Your sewing machine in good working order with a fresh needle (or register to reserve a BARN machine)

        • Four coordinating fat quarters - a mix of batiks and large and medium prints gives the best resultsA “fat quarter” is a piece of quilting cotton measuring  18” by 22”, equal to a 1/4-yard of fabric. You can buy precut fat quarters in any fabric store (recommended for this project), or make your own from your stash.

        • Thread to coordinate with the fabric

        • Pencil

        • Rotary cutter with a fresh blade (or use one of BARN’s)

        • 6”x24” quilting ruler (or use one of BARN’s)

        Prerequisites:

          Details:

          • Skill Level:  All Levels.

          • A $5 materials fee is included in the cost of the class.

          • Ages 14+ welcome.

          • Feel free to bring a lunch for our mid-day break. 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:

          Kelly WalkerKelly Walker - Quilting since 2017, Kelly is inspired by her maternal grandmother, who was a quilter. Her favorite part of quilting is when she can finally gift a quilt and start a new project. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant and lives in Poulsbo.


          • Saturday, February 04, 2023
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE020423SJ
          • 0
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          Learn through instructor demonstration and guided, hands-on practice how to safely set up a soldering station, ignite your torch, anneal, and begin to solder metal together.

          This is an opportunity to work with the industry-standard Smith® Little Torch and propane/oxygen torch during this one-day class.

          The skills learned in this class help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. This class also helps you acquire a studio skills card for access to the torches during jewelry open studio times. You get to take home your soldering sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision. 

          Details:

          • This is an introductory/beginner/refresher level class. All levels of experience are welcome.
          • Ages 14+ welcome.
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave on the  lower level.
          • 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 - This Bainbridge Island artist and teacher has experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. She is a BARN founding member and Jewelry Studio programming and steering committee member.

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning and printed information and resources for her students to refer to when practicing their new skills.

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. Her work is sold at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. To view her recent work, visit at: www.foggyroaddesigns.com.

          • Saturday, February 04, 2023
          • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
          • ETA Studio, Class Code: EL020423RG
          • 3
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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 event will take place in-person in the ETA Studio.
          • 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.

          Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
          • Saturday, February 04, 2023
          • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
          • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR012823KA
          • 0
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          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.Linocut by Kathy Anderson


          With your introductory level of linocut printmaking skills in your tool-box, it’s time to take it to the next level! This class  explores several linocut printmaking techniques you can use to create multi-color relief prints.


          Techniques explored in this workshop:

          Jigsaw Printmaking:

          • Using one linoleum block to create multi-color prints by cutting the block into sections, inking each section individually, and then piecing them back together to run through the press.

          Multi-Block Printmaking:

          • Using more than one linoleum block to create multi-layer prints.

          Registration Techniques:

          • Learning how to make sure your blocks and paper line up perfectly!

          • We talk about several techniques and use Ternes-Burton pins for registration.

          Selective Inking Techniques:

          • Inking different colors on one block

          • Rainbow rolls and gradients

          We will carve on unmounted ‘Battleship Gray Linoleum’ printing blocks and printing on Somerset Satin paper with Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash inks.


          Materials Needed:

          • All materials will be provided.
          • Bring a simple design to use for this project. The blocks will be six inches square, so design to fit that size (or play with some pre-made designs we have at BARN).

          Details:

          • Please bring a lunch. We have a kitchen on the lower floor next to the Print & Book Arts studio with a refrigerator and microwave.
          • 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:

          Kathryn Anderson -  An artist, printmaker and Tacoma resident, Kathryn studied at The Art Students League in Manhattan, N.Y., and was a Fine Arts Printmaking major at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. She sells her work internationally and is represented by two galleries in Washington state.

          She is most inspired by the natural world, and many of her works show the influence of her gardening, bird watching, and excursions into the wild.

          Kathryn’s work focuses mainly on printmaking, specifically linocut and etching. This work is her passion.

          Website (Portfolio): https://www.ktastudio.com/

          Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathy.traxler.anderson

          • Saturday, February 04, 2023
          • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
          • Welding Shop 2-4:30pm, Class Code: WE020423HS
          • 0
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          Learn the basics of MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding, which is the easiest welding to learn and has broad applications.

          About this Class

          In this 2.5-hour, hands-on introduction, you will learn how to weld metal together with both a tack weld and a bead, creating different types of joints. The class will give you the ability to identify and remedy any problems with the bead. The class begins with a safety briefing, and includes instruction on the use of a handheld grinder. 

          By the end of the class, you will have the opportunity to weld a simple, open-top metal box. 

          The class is limited to three participants to ensure one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and welding station. 

          Details

          • Experience level - Beginner
          • The $20 materials fee included in the cost of the class covers steel, gas, and filler wire.
          • Safety and personal protection equipment will be provided.
          • Wear natural-fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed-toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton) and no stretch fabrics. Also note that auto-darkening sunglasses are not helpful.

          Prerequisites

          None

          Class Policies

          Instructor

          Henry Sharpe is an amateur welder and is active in BARN’s Metal and Woodworking Studios. (henrysharpe@gmail.com).

          • Sunday, February 05, 2023
          • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO020523DR
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          Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tool Safety Checkout 1 class.

          About this Class

          Completing this class qualifies 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

          • This is a companion class to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, which may be taken before or after this class. See calendar for details.
          • To use the shop, you also need to attend the free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop.
          • 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.

          Project

          Achieve proficiency on these power tools.

          Materials

          All needed materials will be provided.

          Prerequisites

          None.

          Class Policies

          Instructor

          Dave Roe

          • Sunday, February 05, 2023
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE020423SJ
          • 0
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          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

          This class was orginally scheduled for February 4th, please note the new class date. 

          Designed for students who have taken Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch and want to learn how to solder earring posts, chain links, bails, joints and mixed metals to hone their torch skills. All of these skills learned in this class, with practice, will help you feel more confident and ready for project classes.

          Each student gets to take home their soldering sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision.

          Details:

          • Prerequisite: Introduction to the Jeweler’s Torch
          • This is an introductory/beginner/refresher level class.
          • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
          • 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 and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. Her work is sold at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. To view her recent work, visit at: www.foggyroaddesigns.com.

          • Monday, February 06, 2023
          • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • Offsite Address: 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI WA (6-9pm), Class Code: WE020623JL
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          This hands-on class allows you to learn basic blacksmithing techniques such as drawing, bending, and twisting and then advance to splitting, scrolling, and punching. And you get to take home your projects!

          About this Class

          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. In this class, you design, complete and take home simple projects such as bracelets, triangles, hooks, spoons, tools, and more. The class includes an introduction to heat treating, if appropriate for the projects undertaken.


          Location:  This is an off-site class.        

          9392 Wardwell Ave. NE
          Bainbridge Island

          Class will cover

          • Safety and good practices
          • Discussion of “smithing” and the 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 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+ welcome
          • Class is limited to four 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 - Jeremy is a successful small-business owner of Monkey Wrench Fabrication, a 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, February 07, 2023
          • Thursday, February 09, 2023
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA020723AE
          • 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.

          About this Class

          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 is in the ETA studio so you can use the VCarve Pro software to design an 8x16" sign and prototype your design on ETA's laser cutter. In session 2, we meet in the Woodworking Studio 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 (you can 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 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 class, you may use an ETA Studio desktop computer with the 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 - Al 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, February 08, 2023
          • Thursday, February 09, 2023
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR020823CS
          • 7
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          Valentine’s Day is coming so let’s create paper sculpture(s) for yourself or that special someone in your life.

          About this Class

          Use quilling and paper sculpture to create hearts and/or flowers that can become wall hangings, garlands, or ornaments. It’s up to your imagination!

          Small-scale paper sculptures are the focus for this class. Lightweight papers are easiest to work with and shape but we can also explore some lighter cover stock.

          Details

          • Registration closes Feb. 1. 
          • Please bring a lunch. We have refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.

          Project

          You create hearts and flowers for wall hangings, garlands, or ornaments using quilling and paper sculpture. 

          Materials

          A $15 materials fee is included in the cost of the class. 

          Some of these will be available for the class but bring your own if you’d like:

          • Papers from your collections (old book pages, letters, printmaking rejects, photo copies, etc.) (optional)
          • Beads and/or rhinestones or other embellishments (optional)
          • Thread(s) and string (unwaxed and/or waxed)
          • Scissors and an exacto knife
          • Needles
          • PVA glue and glue stick
          • Paper creaser/folder(s) (also called a bone folder)
          • Ruler
          • Paper punches if you have them (optional)
          • Small, shallow cardboard boxes (jewelry boxes are good) (optional)

          Prerequisites

          Fine motor skills, good vision, and a love for paper are all that are necessary.

          Class Policies

          Instructor

          Christa Schoenbrodt is founder and owner of Studio Haus, a thriving design studio for more than 25 years. Much of Christa’s career has involved paper so it’s only natural that it’s also part of her personal exploration of art. She is motivated by a curiosity to explore various forms of media and a pursuit for beauty. A question she often repeats to herself starts with “What if…” and ends with a new creative outlet. She can be found experimenting her way through mediums of paper sculpture, printmaking and fiber arts—at times individually and other times all at once. She loves being a member of the BARN community!


          • Wednesday, February 08, 2023
          • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
          • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI020823JW
          • 0
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          If you're interested in becoming a volunteer or a paid dishwasher for our scheduled classes, this is the place to start.

          This training is for dishwashers and volunteer kitchen assistants who help out during our classes. Volunteering in classes is a great way to learn new skills and  recipes.

          In this orientation, we will be making chocolate chip cookies as you learn how to navigate our commercial kitchen.

          Curious about what upcoming classes could really use your help? Click here to see the Kitchen Arts volunteer opportunities calendar.

          Contact: Marcela Sandoval
          marcela.sandoval@bainbridgebarn.org

          Details:

          • 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.




          • Thursday, February 09, 2023
          • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
          • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI020923FF
          • 2
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          Our Learn to Sew series teaches skills through simple projects – this class project is a zip pouch.

          About this Class

          If you’re new to sewing, join us for all or just some of our Learn to Sew classes where you can gain new skills and have your good practices reinforced. Skills covered are cutting with a rotary cutter, sewing with a consistent seam allowance, looking at the typical "order of operations" for a sewing project, and gaining more confidence using a sewing machine.

          Details

          Projects are designed to teach specific skills:

          • Feb. 9: Zip Pouch (installing a zipper, making boxed corners)

          • March 9: Drawstring Bag (making a casing, making buttonholes)

          • April 13: Simple Tote Bag (sewing a larger project, applying a magnetic snap)

          • May 11: Apron (applying bias binding, topstitch)

            Project

            A zip pouch with zipper and boxed corners.

            Materials

            A $15 materials fee is included in the price of the class.

            Prerequisites

            You must have completed Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines.

            Class Policies

              Instructor

              Fran Fuller learned to sew when she was 6 or 7 from her mother, who was a precise, creative, and inspiring sewist and a very patient teacher. Fran sewed her own clothes through high school and college, and now she sews clothing, home decorating items, and bags.

              • Saturday, February 11, 2023
              • Sunday, February 12, 2023
              • 2 sessions
              • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR021123ML
              • 5
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              Artist book photo courtesy MJ Linford

              Discover ways to generate ideas and how to use bindings and structures to express them.

              About this Class

              Learning different book structures and bindings is fun and satisfying. But sometimes we want to move beyond the blank book and incorporate meaningful content. This workshop will help you find ways to generate ideas and ways to incorporate them into different bindings.

              We begin with some simple exercises, using writing and idea prompts. Then we edit and winnow them down to their essentials and look at different bindings and structures to express those ideas. Time permitting prior to the workshop, you receive some simple tasks via email to provide some initial fodder to work with.

              Details

              • Registration closes Feb. 4. 
              • Please bring a lunch. We have a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.

              Project

              Students complete the workshop with several simple book structures with content, and ideas for books of their own.

              Materials

              • A $15 materials fee is included in the cost of the class. This includes a box, all paper parts and decorative paper.
              • Materials provided also include rubber stamps, stamp pads, colored pencils, Fabriano Artistico hot pressed watercolor paper, colored card stock, double-stick tape, basic tools, and cutting mats. The instructor will supply pre-cut die pieces and patterns.

              Class Policies

              Instructor

              MJ Linford has been an artist for over 50 years, and has been binding books for most of those years. She made her first bound book at age 16, and still has it in her collection.  MJ has had extensive training in bookbinding, pop-up and movable structures, both at the University of Washington and a variety of seminars, workshops and courses over the past 40 years.  Her limited edition books are in libraries, museums and private collections all over the United States. Examples of her work can be seen at www.badgirlpress.com.

              • Saturday, February 11, 2023
              • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
              • Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL021123RG
              • 6
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              Get introduced to 3D printing by seeing BARN's printers up close and gain an understanding of how they work.

              About This Class

              See a computer file get readied for printing in a process called "slicing."
              See our different printers and learn about filament, the material 3D printers use to make prints.

              You will start a print and see the printer actually print.

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

              Bring your curiosity and questions. You can continue to use the 3D printers during open studio times when a studio monitor or other member can help you.

              Materials

              Optional: Bring a laptop with PrusaSlicer, a software tool for 3D printing, installed.

              Class Policies

              Instructor

              Rick Gordon

              • Saturday, February 11, 2023
              • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
              • The Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR021123BJ
              • 5
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              Take an unbiased, unvarnished look at current publishing options and how to approach them, from “Big 5” traditional publishers to small presses, to self-publishing (with or without service companies), to hybrid and other emerging models.

              Examine the pros and cons of each choice, realistic costs and income potential, as well as pitfalls to avoid. Most importantly, we’ll look at how each writer’s goals and strengths can help them make a decision that's best for them.


              This class will enable you to:

              1. Identify the broad range of choices available for publishing: big presses, small presses, independent self publishing, subsidy and “author assisted” presses, and emerging models. 

              2. Gain a realistic impression of the costs, timing, and logistics involved in producing a book. 

              3. Have clear guidelines (a checklist of questions) to help you consider the best options for your specific situation.

              Details

              • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
              • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
              Instructor

              Beth Jusino -A publishing consultant for both traditional and self-publishing authors, Beth has almost 20 years' experience helping writers navigate the complicated space between manuscript and final book. A former literary agent and marketing director, she’s the author of the award-winning The Author’s Guide to Marketing and has ghostwritten or collaborated on half a dozen additional titles. Beth is a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, a regular speaker for Seattle Public Library’s #SeattleWrites workshops, and has taught at writers’ conferences across the country. Visit her online at www.bethjusino.com or on Twitter @bethjusino.

              • Sunday, February 12, 2023
              • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
              • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE021222SJ
              • 5
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              This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

              Keum-boo photo courtesy S. JonesLearn how to add 24k gold to your creations, using an ancient Korean technique called Keum-boo.

              During this project class you will make a pendant or a pair of earrings out of .999 fine silver. Then learn how to bond 24k gold to it creating a stunning and unique piece of wearable art.  

              The materials and tools needed for the project will be provided for use during this class. 

              Details:

              • Prerequisites: A Jewelry Studio Skills Card or completed the Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class
              • $60 materials fee is included in the class tuition.
              • Registration will close February 5th.
              • Cancellations must be received by February 5th.
              • Please bring a cotton apron and a hand towel.
              • Students are encouraged to bring their own 24gauge .999 Fine Silver sheet, and 23.5k yellow gold foil, if they would like to make multiple pairs of earrings or pendants during the class.
              • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
              • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
              • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

              Instructor Bio: 

              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 and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. Her work is sold at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. To view her recent work, visit at: www.foggyroaddesigns.com

              • Sunday, February 12, 2023
              • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
              • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code: GL021223MB
              • 1
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              bead blingLearn about fine silver, silver foil, and dichroic glass while creating your own cosmic torchworked bead.

              About this Class

              Fine silver and dichroic glass are two of the most versatile and attractive applications that can be added to torchwork (often called lampwork or flamework) glass.

              This class includes discussions about fine silver and its various forms and applications. Beyond silver's familiar shine, a variety of mystical looking colors and effects can be created with the heat of the torch. Also covered is silver foil, and dichroic glass - a glass that appears to be one color in reflected light, and another color when light shines through it.

              While there are records of dichroic glass being used in some Roman drinking vessels, another version was developed by NASA to protect sensitive spacecraft instruments and humans from the harmful effects of cosmic radiation when in space! Of course, the version we use is somewhat different. It is very beautiful and sparkly and comes in a multitude of colors.

              Project

              Using what's been learned, you create a cosmic bead with the glittering stars and purple-blue atmospheres of faraway galaxies.

              Materials

              • Bring 20 pre-dipped mandrels to class.
              • The materials fee included in the price of the class covers glass rods, silver foil, dichroic glass, and fuel for running the torch.

              Prerequisites

              Orientation to Torchwork and Introduction to Beadmaking.

              Class Policies

              Instructor

              Michele Benson has a Bachelor of Arts in studio art from Potsdam State College in New York and a Master's 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 more than 10 years until she moved to Washington state.

              Michele has taught lampworking at Oregon Institute of Technology and Klamath Community College, and has written articles for Softflex Jewelry Company.

              Michele is a long-time member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and is a member of the Glass Dragons. She volunteers for the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County. Prior to Covid, she enjoyed traveling, scuba diving, and underwater photography.
              • Sunday, February 12, 2023
              • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
              • BARN Great Room. Class Code: EL021223NO
              • 7
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              This free Tech Talk explores how passive listening sonar can be used to screen for cardiovascular disease.

              About this Event

              The stethoscope is the iconic low-cost, “passive listening” device in diagnostic medicine. Unfortunately, even with modern digital technology, the basic acoustic principles of the stethoscope have not changed since its invention by Rene Laennec in 1816. The principles are the transduction and aural interpretation of sound-induced vibration performed at a sequence of single points on the body surface. By contrast, modern passive sonar has been evolving rapidly in the naval submarine underwater sound community since World War II. Coincidentally, since World War II, cardiovascular disease has become the number one killer of women and men in America (697,000 deaths in 2020 compared to 598,000 from cancer and 375,000 from Covid). This presentation discusses the nature of coronary artery disease, the options available for early diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) and why/how modern passive listening SONAR (SOund Navigation and Ranging) is being formulated to screen for CAD.

              Details

              • Free, but please register. 
              • This event is planned for BARN's Great Room on the upper floor.

              Class Policies

              Instructor

              Norman L. Owsley has had two overlapping careers in the research and development of digital passive sonar systems - four decades in submarine acoustics and three decades in medical acoustics that culminated in the founding of Phonoflow Medical Corp. In both careers, he has applied the same “tool box” to two distinctly different problems - the common threads being statistical signal processing, structural acoustics and turbulent flow and fluid dynamics. Whether it is the hunt for “Red October” or the diagnosis of pre-symptomatic, obstructive coronary artery disease, both are sonar-friendly.


              • Sunday, February 12, 2023
              • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
              • BARN Welding Studio 2:00-5:00pm, Class Code: WE021223PC
              • 0
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              This class offers about two hours of hands-on instruction in Tungsten Inert Gas welding, different types of welds, and torch and filler rod manipulation.

              About this Class

              Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) 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 Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding since it requires greater hand/eye coordination and the simultaneous use of both hands and one foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision 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. 

              Details:

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

              • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
              • Wear a long-sleeve shirt and long pants in natural fiber and closed-toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton). Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
              • Class is limited to four people to facilitate 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 - Patrick 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, February 12, 2023
                • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
                • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO021223BD
                • 3
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                If you're looking to tackle a project but want some help to develop and complete it, this guided open studio is for you.

                About this Class

                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 are scheduled on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.  

                This experience promises to build your woodworking knowledge while increasing confidence and skill using the woodshop. It is open to 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

                • 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.

                Materials

                Purchase your own materials.

                Prerequisites

                • Orientation to the Woodshop
                • Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1
                • Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2
                • If you have not already taken these classes, register for them before enrolling in this program. Please see our calendar.

                Class Policies

                Instructor

                Ben Dykstra 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, February 13, 2023
                • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
                • BARN Machine Shop 6:00-7:30pm, Class code ME021323DH
                • 2
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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).
                • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
                  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023
                  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
                  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE024423SJ
                  • 6
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