Try it! Classes

    • Tuesday, February 14, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE024423SJ
    • 6

    Photo courtesy S. JonesMake something special with that someone special in your life this Valentine?

    Together you will learn how to use jewelers tools to cut, shape and customize your earrings, pendant or keychains. All tools, materials, chains, earring wires and gift bags will be provided.


    • Registration includes a spot for two. Just remember to add your special someone as a guest when you register.
    • No experience needed, all welcomed.

    • Open to all lovebirds ages 12 and up.

    • A $20 materials fee is added to the cost of the class. 
    • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
    • 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:

    • Wednesday, August 16, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code GL081623GM
    • 5

    Learn the techniques and tools to the art of glass cutting, along with a few simple tricks for success.

    About this Class

    Glass cutting can be fascinating, exciting, and empowering. But when you're not successful, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive.You can master this art with a few simple tricks and some patience. Instructor Gregg Mesmer focuses on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting, and more while allowing plenty of time for practice and personal attention. After demonstrations, conversation, and practice, you will have a better understanding of techniques and tools that make cutting glass a breeze.


    • This class is for students ages 12-18 of all experience levels.
    • A $10 materials fee is included in the cost of the class.
    • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field. Enter the parent or guardian's email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email.
    • Complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.

    Class Policies


    Gregg Mesmer was recognized as an Island Treasure in 2015 with his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both of Mesolini Glass Studio. They moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977, started their iconic studio, and have been working in the art glass industry for decades. Their expertise goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication, all aspects of creating stained glass art, copper foil, glass fusing, public art, and teaching.

    Over the years they have worked on many community art projects such as the Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, and Rotary Centennial Park. Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Park District, and Olympic College.

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