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Days may be shortening, but there's always time to prepare your garden for the growing season - or create the perfect gift for your gardening friends. Fused Glass Garden Tiles is a super easy, skill building class where you will practice straight glass cutting for 4 small tiles. We will cover basic glass construction, and management of volume. Working with Opaque colors and pre-cuts makes this an easy project. We will also discuss other techniques and ideas for Garden tiles, as well as learn the sturdiest method for displaying this outdoors.
You will cut and assemble your 4 tiles on October 21st, which will then be full fused. When you return on October 28th, we will decorate the tiles with pre-cut shapes and then the tiles will be tack fused. You can return to pick up finished work on a date & time to be determined with your instructor.
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.
Learn how to make fun and fashionable earrings. In this easy beginner level class students will learn through instructor demonstration and hands on practice to make and take home several pairs of leather hanging earrings. All levels of experience welcome, tools and material will be provided.
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
Curious about wet felting? Join us for this 3-hour "Try it!" class in the BARN Fiber Studio where we’ll wet-felt around a playground ball. Make a hat or a cute pouch by wrapping colored roving (un-spun wool) around your ball, covering it all in pantyhose, and spritzing it with hot, sudsy water. Bounce the ball for a few minutes, and then—it’s almost like magic!—deflate the ball to discover what you’ve made. At home you can add details with embroidery or needle felting, or just enjoy it as-is.
This is a fun and easy way to give wet-felting a try!
BARN will provide roving, pantyhose, and a playground ball.
You bring a pair of dishwashing gloves and a sense of fun.
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.
Do you love rocks and things that sparkle? Learn how to cut and shape a druzy for a ring or pendant. This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy lapidary can be! You will learn cutting techniques and how to shape a druzy on the lapidary equipment.
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.
In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a pretty and functional spinning top to take home.
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.
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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.
Location: This is an off-site class.
Alchemy Industrial Arts
9392 Wardwell Ave NEBainbridge Island WA
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.
Pearl knotting is not just for pearls. Pearls are a jewelry box staple and never go out of style. Always in fashion, pearls can be mixed with other gemstones or beads to create a unique, personalized necklace that can be dressed up or worn with a simple tee.
In this 2.5 hour class you will learn pearl knotting techniques and walk out with a new pearl necklace for yourself or for a gift.
While building a nut and preparing a threaded rod you will gain experience with our lathe and mill. You will also practice layout, facing with the mill, drilling, taping, adjusting a four jaw chuck, using the cut off saw, and filing a chamfer.
This class is suitable both as a beginning class and for those who are fairly new to the shop and wish to gain experience.
You will not only get a chance to gain confidence in using our shop tools, but have a lovely square nut that spins freely on your threaded rod demonstrating your proficiency with threading.
Teacher 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.
Learn how to form wire and add colorful beads to make wire hoop earrings. Students will get to choose from the hundreds of beads to create unique and fun lightweight hoop earrings.
No experience needed, all materials and tools will be provided.
Learn how to use geometric symbol stamping tools to configure a mandala style pattern. Using this technique you will make your own unique mandala pendant to take home or give to someone special.
No experience needed, all materials and tools will be provided.
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 sharpen your 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.
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.
There's nothing more special than a handmade gift. Learn how to make festive earrings with colorful enamels! Make for yourself or a gift for someone.
This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! Learn enameling techniques and make some unique holiday inspired earrings to wear out at the end of class.
Add some fresh color to a room or porch! Learn how to make a double sided hanging mandala with colorful enamels.
This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! We will use copper cut outs to create a mandala that can be hung as a wall hanging or an outdoor mobile.
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.
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.
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.
Ready to take your holiday tree decorations from good to great?
Learn how to make festive ornaments with colorful enamels! This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! Using copper sheet we will make holiday inspired double sided ornaments.
Do you have some fun holiday themed rubber stamps? Bring them with you and learn how to use on your ornaments.
Ready to try something new? Learn how to make small enameled jewelry dishes. Make these for yourself or a gift for someone. This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! You will learn enameling techniques and how to form small dishes out of copper sheet.
Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.
More than just bracelets, these are bracelets with meaning that have the potential to transform your life by manifesting miracles! With the Winter Solstice just days away, you will be ready to send your intentions out into the universe.
Want to know which stones are best for new beginnings, focus, positive energy, confidence, or attracting wealth? We will discuss the healing properties of popular gemstones and choosing stones that combine the energy and intention to help you achieve your desired outcome. You will make up to 3 personalized bracelets to keep for yourself or to give as a handmade gift.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Standard Time**
Class time is Pacific Standard Time.
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. You will need a desktop, laptop or tablet device to participate.
Instructor: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.
Join experienced glass artist Constance Ducar for a beginning glass casting class. No previous glass skills required. Start with glass shards and finish with nine pocket hearts. Make a casting pan of 2 inch glass pocket hearts using a basic casting technique. These hearts are perfect for Valentines Day, someone special or a nice way to say thank you.
You can bring one friend, child, or grandchild with you. Youth must be fully vaccinated by the start of this class. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.
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.