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    • Sunday, October 02, 2022
    • Sunday, December 03, 2023
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI100222TW
    • 9
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    About this class

    Join other weavers to explore traditional tapestry designs. Thanks to our BARN woodworking friends, we have a set of Navajo-style looms that also can be adapted to Salish-style weaving. 

    Learn to warp the looms, explore fiber choice and pattern. You can use one of our new looms or any loom setup for tapestry-style weaving.

    We decide on our learning journey as a group. Please register for this event.

    Details

    • This event is free for members, guests pay a $20 drop-in fee.

    Class Policies

    • 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.

    Hosts:

    Terry Winer and Catherine Camp lead this group, as fellow explorers of these techniques, and who hope to be accomplished tapestry weavers some day.  

    • 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 [email protected]

    • Monday, November 21, 2022
    • Monday, December 18, 2023
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Time to grab your knitting and head to BARN!! Join knitting enthusiast Betsy Hagestedt, share your projects and plan your next one. Explore new ideas, finish projects and see what fellow knitters are making. This is a great time to immerse in fiber and friendship!

    To be notified about this event, please register, drop-ins are welcome.

    Details:

    • Free to members, $10.00 drop in fee for guests. 

    • Registration is not required.

    • 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.

    Host:

    Betsy Hagestedt had been working with fiber since she was in elementary school, having learned to sew and knit from her mom. As an anthropologist, she uses her fiber practice as a means of connecting with people from other cultures, embracing the universal nature of the fiber arts. Knitting gradually became her specialization due its portability as she began to travel around the world. You can see some of her fiber experiments on her Instagram feed at behestknits. 



    • Wednesday, November 23, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 27, 2023
    • 59 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Host: Dale Walker
    • 18
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    Bring your handwork projects and stitch with your BARN friends.

    What is slow stitch?  Basically, we’re considering anything you do with yarn or thread by hand, slow stitch.  This includes knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, mending, tatting and other handwork.

    To receive a reminder notice about this event, please register.  Drop-ins are welcome.

    Details:

    • Free to members, guests $10.00 drop in fee.

    • Registration is not required.

    • 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.


    Host: Dale Walker

    • Wednesday, November 23, 2022
    • Wednesday, January 10, 2024
    • 63 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 18
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    Calling All Weavers: 

    Do you like to weave on a rigid heddle loom? 

    Crazy about frame loom weaving?

    In love with weaving on floor looms? 

    Does weaving tapestry pieces make your heart flutter?

    Do you love turning cards when you tablet weave?

    Do you want to practice your inkle loom weaving?

    If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then drop on by and come hang out with your fellow weavers every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

    If you would like a reminder before each session, you can register. Drop-ins are welcome. 

    Details:

    • Free to members, guests $10.00 drop in fee.

    • Registration is not required.

    • 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.
      • Monday, December 12, 2022
      • Monday, December 13, 2027
      • 14 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio
      • 18
      Register

      Come spin with us

      Everyone - first-timers to experts are welcome! Spin on one of BARN's spinning wheels or bring your own. Dive into BARN's stash of fleece or bring your own.

      Whether you've been spinning for years or you are just curious, drop by and check out BARN's spinning community. Emily is excited about getting you started in spinning, so come on in.

      To receive reminder emails about this event, please register. Drop-ins are welcome.

      Details:

      • Free to members, guests $10.00 drop in fee

      • Registration is not required.

      • 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.

      Host: Emily Grice

      • Friday, January 06, 2023
      • Friday, December 01, 2023
      • 12 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI010623
      • 10
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      Love making bags of all kinds? Curious about how to start? Got some great tips you’d like to share? Join us for a monthly discussion about bags!

      This group is guided by the folks who come. We have a topic each month - usually with a presentation - plus show-and-tell. This is a great place to ask your fellow attendees your burning bag questions. Bring your bags, your questions, and your successes!

      Free to members, $20 drop-in fee for guests. Please register so we know you are coming and you get notifications of the next meeting.

      Details:

      • Skill Level: All levels. There are no prerequisites. 
      • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      Instructor:

      The group is led by rotating studio volunteers.

      • Tuesday, January 10, 2023
      • Tuesday, March 07, 2023
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR011023VD
      • 0
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      Collage photo courtesy V. DavisonA creative, multimedia approach to enhancing old, abandoned prints can extend the life of unfinished prints.

      About this Class

      New ways to continue working on old prints are demonstrated with the intention of taking risks in order to let go of judgment and results. Additional layers of paint, pen and ink, drawing, stamping, sewing, water-colored pencils, water-color crayons, and collage are encouraged.

      The additions to your print need to be taken from your own work. Stamps need to be your own design. Please do not bring any decorative papers or magazines.

      Details

      Class discussions and demonstrations center on methods and materials used in the creative process. The instructor and students are encouraged to offer material suggestions or share what they bring when appropriate.

      This is not a formal class; instruction will not be given. We share techniques and our work.

      Materials

      Supplies Provided

      • Glue
      • Mat medium
      • Ink for printing
      • Printmaking tools
      • Some types of paper and collage materials

      Supplies Needed

      • Notebook for taking notes.
      • Bring whatever materials you think you’ll want to supplement BARN materials listed. For example: acrylic paint, sumi inks, crayons, colored pencils, graphic pencils of a particular kind, scissors you like using, stencils, drawing pad, etc.


      Details:

      Instructor:

      Virginia Davison - While she began her artistic career in college as a painter, she found her voice carving plaster by graduation. For the next 25 years, Virginia carved alabaster and marble and became an avid gardener, working the land around her two-acre parcel on Bainbridge. After her two kids graduated college, she reinvented herself again by taking classes at Pratt in collage and printmaking. Her years since 2007 have been devoted to these art forms. She has shown her work locally at the Bainbridge Library, Grace Church, Blackbird Bakery, the Big Art Studio on Day Road, and the BARN Bazaar.

      • Wednesday, January 11, 2023
      • Wednesday, February 15, 2023
      • 6 sessions
      • BARN's Small Classroom, Class Code ME011123AG
      • 2
      Registration is closed

      Youth filming photo courtesy Adobe Stock



      About this class

      Making a film isn’t as hard as you think! Many people assume that filmmaking requires fancy equipment and expensive software, but for this class, all you need is a phone with a camera and a computer (preferred), iPad, or phone that can run iMovie (a free editing software). No experience necessary.

      During this class, you create a short film of two to five minutes. Starting with the very basics of what makes a good story, we work our way through screenwriting, shooting, and editing. At the end, you can show off all your hard work at the wrap party!

      After taking this class, in addition to producing a short film, you will have the knowledge and materials to continue creating short films on your own, whenever you want.

      Details:

      • For students ages 12-14. 
      • Registration closes Jan. 6.
      • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to this email.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form.

      Supplies Needed

      • A phone, iPad, or computer that can run iMovie.


      Class Policies

      Instructor

      Ayla GreensteinAyla Greenstein is a longtime Bainbridge Island resident, and a junior at the Downtown School in Seattle. She has always enjoyed watching movies, but really fell in love with filmmaking during a week-long internship in the 8th grade. Since then, she has taken five other film classes through school, the New York Film Academy, and the School of Creative and Performing Arts. She has produced more than 10 short films and documentaries.



      • Thursday, January 12, 2023
      • Thursday, June 08, 2023
      • 6 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio
      • 2
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      About this class


      A different set of stitches or needlework techniques are the focus each month as we explore how to do it and what we can create with it. 
       

      In January, we explore some of the many aspects of buttonhole stitch, and decide where to go from there based on the interest and experience of the group.


      If you would like to be reminded of this event, please register, drop ins are welcome.

      Details:

      • Skill Level: Some experience with embroidery.
      • Free to members; $50 fee for guests.
      • Ages 14 and up are welcome.


      Class Policies


      • 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.

      Host

      Fiber Studio volunteers lead the group.

      • Thursday, January 12, 2023
      • Thursday, February 02, 2023
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code: MA011223EB
      • 0
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      * This class has a prerequisite. See below.

      Make a set of three custom darts that will give you bragging rights in your family room or local sports bar.

      About this Class

      In this two-session class, while making your own sporting darts, you can advance your machining skills as you craft three custom, phosphorous bronze dart barrels (bodies), and finish with commercial points, shafts and flights. You’ll drill and tap the barrels for the points and shafts with a 2BA British tap, learn to cut the proper tapers on the bodies, and execute the style of knurling and grooving you decide to machine into your dart barrels. See an example is in the hallway between the Welding and Jewelry studio doors.

      Details

      • Prerequisite: Machine Shop Orientation
      • Wear closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry, and roll up your sleeves. Wear hearing protection when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's.
      • A materials fee of $25 is included in the price of the class.
      • Suitable for both beginners and for those who want additional experience.
      • 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

      Eli Backer with Andy assisting


      • 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
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        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.
          • Sunday, January 22, 2023
          • Sunday, January 29, 2023
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Metal Machine Shop 1:00-4:00pm, Class Code: ME012223BM
          • 2
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          Hammer by James SchumacherLearn how to make a hammer from aluminum and brass as you learn basic metal machining techniques.

          About this Class

          Machining operations covered in the class include basic metal turning, external thread cutting, knurling, chamfering, cutting off, milling a flat on a round work piece, drilling, and tapping threads.

          The hammer - yours to keep - has a brass head and is useful as a "positioning" hammer. If you want a hammer head other than brass that's 1¼ inches in diameter, bring the material to the class.

          Before the class, students should view the following four YouTube videos by "That Lazy Machinist" on how to make this type of hammer:

          Part 1
          Part 2
          Part 3
          Part 4

          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

          Bob Mathisrud - Bob’s long work history of facilities operations has provided him with a wide range of experience in the skilled trades. He helps at BARN in many ways, including by volunteering as a safety monitor in several studios.

          • 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.

          • Tuesday, January 24, 2023
          • Tuesday, February 14, 2023
          • 4 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE012423JH
          • 6
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          photo courtesy J. HammondThis class has been canceled.We apologize for the inconvenience.

          Are you ready to make a piece of jewelry that is more complex and refined?

          In this class, you will apply the fabrication techniques and tools that you already know to create one or more pieces of your own design. The instructor will help you evaluate your design; create a pattern; identify materials; outline the steps needed to make your piece; and coach you through the process of completing it.

          Bring your design ideas and any materials you have to the first class. A limited variety of materials will be available for purchase: sterling silver sheet and wire as well as copper and brass sheet and wire.

          This class is for people with intermediate fabrication skills.

          Participants should plan on attending Open Studios between classes.

          Supplies Needed:

          • Towels for drying your hands and metal.
          • Please bring the materials you will use to make your project, as well as graph paper, pencil, and other drawing materials.

          Details:

          • Prerequisites: You must be able to solder independently and demonstrate the ability to complete a finished piece of jewelry that includes multiple components that you have made by hand. 
          • 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:

          Joan Hammond began working in metal in 1994 when she started taking metalsmithing classes as an antidote to documenting computer software. What she discovered was a medium that not only utilized her previous training in painting, printmaking, and ceramics but also opened the possibilities of creating art that can be worn. Family artifacts and history, plants and animals, and the textiles and jewelry of non-Western cultures inspire her current work, which she executes using various fabrication techniques, including chasing and repoussé.

          Hammond exhibits locally and nationally, and her work has been published in Metalsmith magazine’s Exhibition in Print. She is a member of the Seattle Metals Guild; has served on the Board of Northwest Designer craftsmen; and co-chaired a national conference for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She is currently the Lead for the Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio at BARN.

          • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
          • Wednesday, March 01, 2023
          • 6 sessions
          • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL012523GM
          • 0
          Registration is closed

          Learn to create a stained-glass window in this class for beginners and those looking to refresh their skills.

          About this Class

          Bainbridge glass artist Gregg Mesmer from Mesolini Glass Studio guides you step by step through the process of building a stained-glass window measuring about 20 inches by 20 inches. Learn contemporary, innovative, and efficient methods to create this art piece, methods he has honed over his 40 years as a glass artist. You can expand your glass-cutting skills, get tips from a pro and learn where to order your glass to get BARN's 20% discount.

          Students also learn studio safety and protocol, which is required to use the Glass Studio during open studio times.

          Details

          • Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times.
          • Allow for time outside of class to work on your project. Also, k
          • Keep in mind that missing any sessions could affect your ability to complete your project by the time the class concludes.
          • A $78 materials fee included in the class price covers glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and miscellaneous other supplies. Students are encouraged to use glass from the glass studio. However, you can buy or bring your own.
          • NOTE:  In order to use open studio time for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting and grinder use. This course will address those competencies.

          Project

          A stained-glass window measuring about 20 inches by 20 inches.

          Materials

          A $78 materials fee included in the class price covers glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and miscellaneous other supplies. Students are encouraged to use glass from the glass studio. However, you can buy or bring your own.

          Prerequisites

          None

          Class Policies

          Instructor

          Gregg Mesmer was recognized as an Island Treasure in 2015. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both of  Mesolini Glass Studio, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started their iconic glass studio. They have been working in the art glass industry professionally for decades. Their expertise, however, 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 in Public Places projects such as the Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, as well as others. Many of their projects include school-age students on Bainbridge and beyond. Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Park & Recreation District, and Olympic College.

          • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
          • Wednesday, November 29, 2023
          • 10 sessions
          • BARN's Small Classroom
          • 15
          Register

          Join fellow weavers one day a month for a year-long study group to view Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild episodes on our big screen TV in BARN's small classroom. Learn new weaving techniques while we share our successes as weavers.

          Find more about Season 6's topics and resources here

          Participants need to enroll in the JST Online Guild. The online guild requires a fee to join, which is not covered by BARN. Once you join, you also will have access to all past episodes and helpful information posted on the JST Weaving School website. Please register so you can get reminders for the upcoming episodes.

          We will watch episodes the Wednesday after they are released:

          • Jan. 25 Episode 1 - Introduction to Units, Blocks & Profiles
          • March 1 Episode 2 - 8 Shaft Twill Blocks & Tie-up Quadrants
          • April 5 Episode 3 - Monk’s Belt
          • May 10 Episode 4 - Overshot
          • June 14 Episode 5 - Name Drafting Overshot
          • July 19 Episode 6 - Crackle Weave
          • Aug. 23 Episode 7 - M’s & O’s
          • Sept. 27 Episode 8 - Summer and Winter
          • Nov. 1 Episode 9 - Block Analysis for +4 Shafts
          • Nov. 29 Episode 10 - Units, Blocks & Profiles Grand Finale


          Details:

          • Free for BARN members. Non-Members pay $20 drop-in fee per session. Participants are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions.
          • 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:

          Facilitated by Weaving Studio volunteers

          • 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.

          • Thursday, January 26, 2023
          • Thursday, March 23, 2023
          • 3 sessions
          • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code 012623BH
          • 6
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          Pi shawls are infinitely versatile and can be as simple or complex as you want them to be. They begin with a few stitches in the middle and become a large circle with simple increases at specific intervals, forming distinct sections that can each be knit in a different pattern.

          Want something simple? Choose your favorite color and use garter or stockinette. Want something complex and challenging? Design a custom lace motif for each section. Don’t want to make a full circle? Make a half-pi shawl.

          During our first meeting we go through the basic pattern together and discuss options for increasing, as well as what you need to consider when choosing designs for the sections. During later meetings we check in with each other, troubleshoot, and watch as the beautiful patterns emerge!

          Materials:

          Ideas and/or needles and yarn for a pi shawl (approximately 1500-2000 yds, depending on the yarn weight and needle size).


          Details:

          • Skill Level: Knitters should be comfortable casting on and off and knitting. Previous experience with increases is helpful, but not essential (we can teach you!).
          • Ages 14+ welcome.
          • Free to members, guests pay $20. 
          • 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:

          Betsy Hagestedt - Betsy has been working with fiber since she was in elementary school, having learned to sew and knit from her mom. As an anthropologist, she uses her fiber practice as a means of connecting with people from other cultures, embracing the universal nature of fiber arts. Knitting gradually became her specialization due to its portability as she began to travel around the world. You can see some of her fiber experiments on her Instagram feed at behestknits

          • Thursday, January 26, 2023
          • Thursday, December 28, 2023
          • 12 sessions
          • BARN Fiber Studio
          • 16
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          Time to Grab Your Knitting and Head to BARN!!

          Join knitting enthusiast Betsy Hagestedt, share your projects, and plan your next one. Explore new ideas, finish projects and see what fellow knitters are making. This is a great time to immerse yourself in fiber and friendship!

          Please register so you can get reminders of the next Knitting Circle.

          Details:

          • Free to members, $10 drop-in fee for guests.

          • Ages 14+ welcome.

          • Skill level: We are all on a learning journey!

          • Registration is not required.

          • 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.

          Host:

          Betsy Hagestedt - Betsy has been working with fiber since she was in elementary school, having learned to sew and knit from her mom. As an anthropologist, she uses her fiber practice as a means of connecting with people from other cultures, embracing the universal nature of fiber arts. Knitting gradually became her specialization due its portability as she began to travel around the world. You can see some of her fiber experiments on her Instagram feed at behestknits. 



          • Friday, January 27, 2023
          • Friday, May 26, 2023
          • 5 sessions
          • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI012723
          • 13
          Register

          Friends Helping Friends Get a Better Fit With Sewn Garments

          Fitting garments for yourself is tough. It’s hard to make adjustments while you’re wearing the garment, and once you manage to figure out the adjustments you need to make, how do you translate that to your pattern? And by the way, what does “good fit” even look like?

          While BARN looks for a fitting teacher, let's try helping each other. This group is guided by the folks who come. Bring patterns, garments, and projects-in-process that have you wondering about fit, and we’ll pool our collective knowledge to answer our questions to find the right fit.

          Please sign up each month so we know you’re coming!



          Details:

          • Skill Level: All levels
          • Ages 14+ welcome
          • Free for BARN members, $20 drop-in fee for guests.
          • 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:

          Led by rotating studio volunteers


          • Saturday, January 28, 2023
          • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012823JH
          • 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, January 28, 2023
          • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL012823MS
          • 0
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          Learn the fundamentals of vector graphics using Inkscape software in this hands-on class.

          About this class

          We have a lot of machines that can be controlled by computer at BARN. The Metal Shop has CNC lathes, milling machines, and plasma cutters. The Woodshop has a CNC router. Electronic and Technical Arts has a small CNC router, 3D printers, and laser cutters. Fiber Arts has a computer-controlled embroidery machine. Getting your design out of these machines starts with capturing your design in a vector graphics application.

          The better you understand vector graphics the easier it is to create a design and have one of these machines turn it into a tangible piece of art.

          We'll talk about the differences between vector graphics (lines) and raster graphics (bitmap pictures), and about the common concepts used in all vector graphics software. We'll use Inkscape, a fully featured and free graphics design application that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.

          The emphasis in this introductory class is on building a solid foundation on the basics of creating and editing vector graphics designs. Every student  practice the lessons through the class (see Details below regarding bringing your computer or laptop with the program loaded).

          You'll learn the differences between lines, paths, and shapes, then the basic tools for modifying them in Inkscape. We'll learn a bit, practice it, then learn some more. Everyone will take home a USB drive with the class materials. Because the class is developed using Inkscape, you'll be able to read through the lessons and practice more at home after the class.

          This is a great class for complete beginners and those who have tried and struggled with getting Inkscape to do what they want.

          Details

          • Bring a computer/laptop with Inkscape 1.2.2 installed. This version of InkScape can downloaded at https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.2.2/

          • Ages 14+ (or 12+ with a guardian) are welcome. 

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

          • Students are requested to wear a mask for this class by the instructor. 

          • 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

          Mike Schrempp - Mike is enjoying retirement after spending 39 years in the design and development of computers. He’s done product development, mechanical part design, engineering management, and architected servers used in big data centers at Amazon and Microsoft. Now he enjoys making things -- from wood, plastic, metal, food, and python code -- and showing others some of the tricks he’s learned along the way.

          Contact Doug Salot: [email protected]


          • Saturday, January 28, 2023
          • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
          • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI012823DS
          • 0
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          Love to weave, but hesitant to "sley" the dragon? This one-day workshop coaches you through the warping steps of a floor loom.   

          Bring enough warp fiber for your project. We can coach you through winding your warp, setting up your loom, and putting your warp on the loom. This workshop focuses on back-to-front warping. Sign up for a floor loom in the studio.

          Prerequisites

          Students need to have some floor loom weaving skills.

           Details:

          • Skill Level: Advanced to Beginners

          • Ages 14+ welcome

          • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.

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

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

          Instructor:

          Deb Sweet - Deb is a long-time weaver who has taught at BARN for the past several years. Her love for weaving is catching!

          • Saturday, January 28, 2023
          • Sunday, January 29, 2023
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE012823KL
          • 0
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          This two-session introduction to the art of inlay covers traditional techniques to create modern, contemporary designs.

          Make a pendant of sterling silver and learn how to cut lapidary material for inlay. You have several pendant shapes to choose from. We'll discuss what goes into creating an inlay design, and learn setting and polishing techniques.

          Your kit will include enough sterling silver to make three small pendants or one or two larger pendants. If you only finish one in class, you will have enough material left to practice during future open studios.

          Day 1: Fabrication. Because you already know how to fabricate bezels, a quick/ lite version of a demo is offered. Then you start your inlay - cutting and assembling.

          Day 2: Continue inlay work and finish your new pendant.

          Materials Needed:

          • Please bring a selection of rocks to use in your work. Rocks are not  provided in your materials kit.
          • Think about color combinations you want to use.
          • Try and pick rock material that is around the same hardness on the MOHS scale.

          Prerequisite: 

          • Lapidary Series: Points, Curves, & Facets. A class begins Jan. 12.
          • Intermediate soldering and fabrication skills. We have several fabrication classes on the schedule to sharpen your skills and speed in advance.

            Details:

            • Level: Intermediate
            • A $45 materials fee is included in the price of the class. 
            • We take one 15- to 30-minute break if you want to bring food/snacks. BARN has a refrigerator on the lower level to store your lunch.
            • 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. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.

            Instructor: 

            Karin Luvaas - This island artist and jeweler has an art degree in encaustics, painting, and metal sculpture. She 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. Karin is a GIA-certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate. 


            Karin’s current work can be viewed at karinluvaas.com

            Contact: [email protected]

            • Saturday, January 28, 2023
            • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
            • Offsite Address: 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class code: MA012823JO
            • 4
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            * This guided open studio has a prerequisite. See below.

            This is for those who have completed BARN’s Metal Casting in the Foundry class and would like time in the foundry with a skilled monitor team to guide and lend support.

            About this Class

            Guided foundry time is for skill development and practice; it is not a formal class. It’s a great opportunity to improve your skills, share ideas, and pour molten metal. There’s much to learn in making a mold from single- or multi-part patterns - where to place gates and vents, or how big to make the risers to have sufficient metal to remain molten and fill voids as the cast metal cools. The best way to learn all this is through hands-on practice, and these guided open studios are where you can do that.

            The last half hour will be for properly cleaning the spaces and reorganization.

            This is limited to four participants. Spectators are welcome with all safety requirements observed.

            If you have questions about this event, please contact a member of the Foundry team or David Hays at [email protected].

            Location:  This is an off-site open studio.        
            9392 Wardwell Ave. NE
            Bainbridge Island

            Details

            • Prerequisite: BARN's Metal Casting at the Foundry class.
            • Fees for this help cover the cost of fuel to operate the melt furnace. Material fees for bronze will be based on the net weight of material used at $12.50 per pound. Other metal charges will be based on current stock rates. Please bring cash or check to pay for the metal you use
            • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry such as bracelets that can get caught in machinery, are allowed. Please tie back long hair. 
            • 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.

            Monitors

            Jeff Oens - A widely renowned sculptor with 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.

            Frank Wurden - While getting his BS Electrical Engineering degree at the 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 he's actually done 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.”

            Mario Oblak - Mario honed his passion for casting metal with BFA (University of Washington) 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.

            • Saturday, January 28, 2023
            • Sunday, January 29, 2023
            • 2 sessions
            • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR012823DA
            • 1
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            Photo courtesy D. Endean


            Shellac Plate printmaking is a low-tech and versatile technique for creating etching-like intaglio prints as well as subtly textured collographs. Through demos and lots of hands-on work we will create and print plates using shellac on an illustration board matrix. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the wide range of effects that can be achieved with shellac plates to express their own visual ideas and aesthetic. 

            Some printmaking experience is useful but is not necessary.


            Supplies Needed:

            • Apron or smock. These are also available to borrow in the studio.
            • Sketchbook or notebook - any size or type
            • Optional: any etching tools or mark making tools that you like to use; any specific reference imagery you like to work from


            Details:

            • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
            • A $35 materials fee is included in the price of 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:

            Dawn Endean

            Dawn Endean has been making art for over 40 years and works primarily in the disciplines of printmaking and painting. She has exhibited extensively in the Seattle area including at Davidson Galleries; Shift Gallery; the Jacob Lawrence Gallery; the Columbia City Gallery; the Schack Art Center in Edmonds; The Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island; The Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend and Mighty Tieton in Tieton, Washington. Her work has also been shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA; the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA; the Turner Print Museum in Sacramento, CA; and Gallery 25 in Fresno, CA. She has studied printmaking at Northern Illinois University, Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and in San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca Mexico. Endean has taught Printmaking at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, The BARN on Bainbridge Island and at FEAST Art Center in Tacoma. She is represented by Columbia City Gallery in Seattle, WA, (www.columbiacitygallery.com) and by 1+1=1 Gallery in Helena, MT (https://1plus1is1.com)

            • Saturday, January 28, 2023
            • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
            • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI012823FF
            • 0
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            Learn Japanese Sashiko Stitching


            Are you fascinated by intricate white stitching on indigo or other dark-colored fabric? You’re probably looking at Sashiko, which was developed in Japan as a way to preserve and strengthen textiles. Lately, Sashiko has made its way into high fashion, and you’ll see it on home decor items, as an accent on a collar, or as a beautiful overall design covering a jacket, shirt, or jeans.

            In this Try It! class, we’ll start with some very basic stitching on a pre-printed kit from Japan. The pre-printed design will show us where to stitch, so we can focus on practicing the stitching motion. By the time we’re finished, you’ll know what makes a “good” Sashiko stitch, and you’ll be ready to start on a new project, maybe one that you draw yourself! You’ll also have a stitched 4”-by-4” design you can put in a frame to show off what you’ve accomplished. We’ll also talk about how to find Sashiko inspiration and instruction.

            Details:

            • Skill level: All Levels.
            • There is a  $28 materials fee included in the price of class. 
            • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

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

            Instructor Bio:

            Fran Fuller has been using a needle and thread to sew and embroider since she was about 6 years old. In the 1980s and 1990s, she lived in Japan and admired Sashiko stitching, but she didn’t try it until 2018. And of course, she fell in love with it. In 2020 and 2021, she dove deeply into Sashiko at BARN with Shannon and Jason, and she’s thrilled to share her experiences with you in the hope that you’ll fall in love with it, too.


            • Saturday, January 28, 2023
            • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
            • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI012823CW
            • 0
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            his This is your opportunity to beef (or chicken) up your stock game. The difference between a stock and a broth, double stocks, remouillages, and the characteristics that make for an outstanding stock and what it can be used for, will be explored.

            A couple of stock variations will be created, and a reasonable short cut to speed things up significantly will be revealed. You also learn how to use our stock to make an outstanding pan sauce and taste the results!

            This class will also be held February 15th from 2:30 to 4:30

            Goals:

            Students learn about the following through discussion, demonstration, and hands-on cooking:

            • Different types of stocks, what they are used for and how they differ from broths, consumes, etc.

            • Evaluation criteria for a successful stock

            • Basic knife skills 

            • Demonstration of making a sauce with stock

            • Making a stock and stock shortcuts

            • Make a pan sauce from a roasted chicken (demo and tasting)

            Foundation Series Overview:

            This class is part of the Culinary Foundation series. Each stand-alone class covers a different fundamental cooking concept, zeroes in on the theory behind culinary methods, and applies that knowledge to the cooking process. By focusing on the "why" and "how" of core techniques, you can gain overall confidence in the kitchen - and make some delicious food along the way.

             

            Details:

            Instructor

            Chris West is a tech-industry veteran who took a step back from corporate life and started a journey that would lead deep into the wild, wonderful world of culinary arts. He found his way to the Seattle Culinary Academy (SCA) where his passion for cooking bloomed. His love of science blended perfectly with the school’s strong focus on culinary theory and this kindled a fire that still burns today. 

            After graduating from culinary school, Chris worked as an instructor for SCA and Seattle Public Schools, spent many years working as a culinary tutor, worked the line in a hip Seattle restaurant, and volunteered for many high-minded culinary endeavors. 

            In 2021, Chris moved to Bainbridge from Ballard with his wife, Kerry, and The Horde (many cats and dogs). His other favorite things include tending the garden, smoking meats, curing fish, fermenting veggies, rolling pasta, and exploring hidden island trails.

            • Saturday, January 28, 2023
            • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
            • BARN Welding Studio 6-8:30pm, Class Code: WE012823HS
            • 0
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            Feel the power of cutting steel and turn an idea into hard reality as you cut shapes out of flat sheet metal. 

            About this Class

            Participants will use a handheld plasma cutter to create a design in a two-foot square sheet of 16-gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds). Bring a design to work with with enough detail that you can draw it with a sharpie or soapstone and trace with a somewhat awkward implement while wearing gloves.

            Plasma cutting uses a highly focused electric arc and compressed air creating an electrical channel of super-heated, electrically ionized gas (i.e. plasma) to cut through the work piece. The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma and closing an electrical circuit. Electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma with highly focused and sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. The compressed gas blows the molten metal away, thereby cutting through the work piece.

            Details

            • Experience level - Beginning
            • The $30 materials fee included in the cot of the class covers the steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables, and personal protective equipment.
            • Work space is limited on the plasma table. The three class participants will take turns using two cutters.
            • Wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants of natural fiber, and closed-toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton). No stretch fabrics.








            Prerequisites

            None

            Class Policies

            Instructor

            Henry Sharpe is an amateur welder and active in BARN’s Metal and Woodworking Studios. ([email protected])

            • Sunday, January 29, 2023
            • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • BARN Woodshop Main Studio, Class Code: WO012923JH
            • 0
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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

            Jeanne Huber

            • Sunday, January 29, 2023
            • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
            • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO012923BD
            • 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.