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    • Monday, January 10, 2022
    • Monday, January 31, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011022CC+
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in January, let’s use our Youth Maker Monday time for a service project! In addition to creating something to give back, you’ll improve your sewing skills, too! We’ll make personal hygiene purses to be donated to teen girls in Zambia through the Sew Powerful organization.

    These purses let girls carry items they need when they have their monthly time so that they can stay in school all month long. Without these purses, these girls stay home from school during that time and then get behind in their schoolwork, making it harder for them to graduate.

    In this Maker Monday class, you’ll make at least one crossbody purse to give—you can add a note to say hello to the recipient—and then make a purse for yourself. We’ll start off the class with an orientation on BARN’s brand new sewing machines. Then, for your first purse, you’ll choose from pre-cut pieces for the purse exterior, lining, strap, and pocket. You’ll practice sewing straight seams on both thick and thin fabric to assemble the purse.

    For your next purse, you’ll practice cutting straight cuts of fabric with a rotary cutter, adding fusible interfacing, and adding interior pockets. You’ll probably have time for another purse so you can perfect your skills and adjust your design as you like. When all our purses are completed, we’ll pack them up to send to the main office of Sew Powerful in Renton, WA, which will send them on to Zambia, along with other personal hygiene purses made by sewists like you from all over the world.

    Details:

    • This class is for students ages 10-14.
    • When you register your youth, please 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 the email address you register with.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the price of class. 
    • Skill Level:  All levels
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form before you register.  

    Instructors: Catherine Camp and Fran Fuller



    • Monday, January 10, 2022
    • Monday, January 31, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO011022+3
    • 2
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    Learn to use woodworking tools safely, efficiently and with precision while you build a project such as a desk organizer or a tool tote. You will be able to customize the design to suit the way you plan to use your project.

    This isn't an "assemble-a-kit"  class. You will be planning, cutting, gluing and getting your project ready for finish — and, we hope, getting excited about woodworking.

    Projects are subject to the instructor's approval, with one key criteria being that your design is streamlined enough to complete within the three sessions of this class.

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 12-14 years old. Class dates are January 10, 24 & 31. 
    • Registration will close on Saturday, 01/08 at 5:00pm.
    • When you register your youth, please 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 the email address you register with.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here
    • There is a materials fee of $20 included in the price of class. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register. 
    • 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.
    Instructors: David Grant, assisted by Val Tollefson and Rick Gibb, all experienced woodworkers who volunteer as safety monitors in the BARN Woodworking Studio.
    • Monday, January 10, 2022
    • Monday, January 31, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI011022CC
    • 0
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    'Snacking cakes' are some of the best kinds of cakes to make! They don’t require much besides a few ingredients and a spoon and a whisk. They are humble everyday treats and wonderfully delicious! Not only will you make three different cakes and fillings, you will also learn to make edible flowers and other special toppings.

    Week 1 ~ Mocha Cardamom Cake:
    We are topping this cake off with a lovely maple coffee or cocoa glaze and whip. To give this cake a final flourish, we will make an edible peony out of modeling chocolate.

    Week 2 ~ My Best Carrot Cake:
    This cake is stuffed with sticky sweet chopped dates and toasty pecans, and all the spices you need. We will top this beauty with a dollop of creme fraiche whip and an arrangement of edible hydrangea petals and daffodils.

    Week 3 ~ MiIk Chocolate Chip - Hazelnut Cake:
    This cocoa cake is very decadent and the combination of milk chocolate and toasty hazelnuts is as good as ever. We will also make a hazelnut nutmeg brittle and cocoa whip to make this cake unforgettable!

    Important Details:

    • This class is for students ages 12-16.
    • When you register your youth, please 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 the email address you register with. 
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Christine Chapman has 20 years of cake decorating experience. She is the owner of Crumbs Cakery, a custom cake studio on Bainbridge Island. Christine is a self-taught cake artist and opened her shop 6 years ago on the island. Her work is known for its realistic art projects (dragons, robots, superheroes, etc ) and has been featured in numerous magazines. Check out her Instagram account crumbs.cakery to see her latest work!

    https://www.crumbs-cakery.com/


    • Thursday, January 20, 2022
    • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE012022CE
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Flat spiral stitch is a variation of the traditional spiral stitch technique which results in a flat laying bracelet rather than a circular spiral. The stitch is easy to learn and meditative to practice. The resulting bracelet is exquisite and comfortable to wear. All bead weaving techniques relating to the flat spiral technique will be introduced and reinforced within the class and throughout the creation of your piece.

    Be prepared with a well-lighted, comfortable working space, scissors, reading glasses, determination, and a sense of humor! All materials needed to create one flat spiral bracelet will be included in the supply kit. Please verify your mailing address when you register.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, January 11th so that kits can be assembled and mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register. Cancellations will not be accepted after January 11th.
    • A $26 materials fee (includes shipping) is included in the price of this class.
    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here before you register to fill out our simple form.

    Instructor Bio:

    Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury.  Beading was intensive therapy for Chris and has been medically credited for helping restore significant brain function.  Chris holds a PhD in classical piano performance and opera direction from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently on the faculty at Central Washington University in Ellensburg WA as a performance coach and collaborator.  She has previously taught art workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.

    • Thursday, January 20, 2022
    • Thursday, June 16, 2022
    • 11 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Host: Dale Walker
    • 20

    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

    Free to members, we welcome a $10.00 donation from guests.

    Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.

    Registration is not necessary. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.


    Host: Dale Walker

    • Saturday, January 22, 2022
    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO012222DM
    • 0
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    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    The table saw is a cornerstone of every shop, and in this introductory class you'll learn the fundamentals of how this powerful and versatile machine works. We'll start with the anatomy of a table saw and how to calibrate the saw to achieve precise cuts every time, and then move on to skills like ripping wood, making miter cuts, and learning to make rabbets and dadoes.

    By the end of this class, you'll have covered most of the cuts you'll ever make with a table saw. You'll have the skills and confidence to change blades, know how to ensure that your cuts are straight and square, and understand how to cut pieces to size accurately and repetitively. The materials fee covers practice wood. This class focuses on learning techniques, not building a class project.

    Details:
    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • * To take this class, you must first complete Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to confirm that you have completed these prerequisites.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

    Instructor: Dina Madson is a safety monitor in the BARN Woodworking Studio and a local general contractor. She has battled her addiction to wood and woodworking machinery for more than 30 years. 

    • Saturday, January 22, 2022
    • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code:WO012222PK
    • 0
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    This class has a pre-requisite. Please see below.

    Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this four-week component of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.

    You will build a two-compartment tote, handy for storing or carrying silverware, garden tools or other items. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common hand tools. You will learn to use:

    • measuring and marking tools
    • crosscut and rip cut hand saws
    • hand planes
    • chisels
    • hand drill (bit and brace)
    • coping saw

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • This class is open to people who have completed Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Paul Kury. Paul studied woodworking at Lonnie Bird’s School of Fine Woodworking in Dandridge, Tennessee, and has been an active woodworker for 40 years. His preference is 18th century furniture. Paul also volunteers as a woodworking safety monitor at BARN.

     
    • Saturday, January 22, 2022
    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop 1:00-4:00pm, Class Code: ME012222PM
    • 0
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    Hammer by James SchumacherIn this 2-session class you will learn how to make a hammer from aluminum and brass as you learn basic metal machining techniques.

    Machining operations that will be 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, which will be yours to keep, will have a brass head and will be useful as a "positioning" hammer. If you want a hammer head other than brass that's 1¼ inch diameter, bring the material to the class.

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

    Before the class, students should view the following YouTube videos on how to make this type of hammer:

    part 1
    part 2
    part 3
    part 4

    Details:

    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

    Instructor Bios: 

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

    • Monday, January 24, 2022
    • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Great Room, Class Code JE-AJA012422NA
    • 7
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    This two-session class will cover simple gemstone identification. Using basic information about gemstones like hardness, optical properties, fractures, and luster, this class will help students begin to identify some popular gemstones while learning the telltale traits of classic gem imitations. Gemstone families, cutting styles, facet names, and how to use a jeweler’s loupe will be covered. The origins of birthstones, famous gemstone myths, and ancient gem lore will be discussed.  

    Details:

    • There is a $10 materials fee included in the price of the class.

    • 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.

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

    Instructor Bio:

    Nanz Aalund’s wide-ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co. Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally since the 1980s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009, and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

    • Monday, January 24, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop 6-7:30 pm, Class code ME012422DH
    • 0
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    In this class you will learn about basic metal cutting, and the tools in the BARN machine shop studio used for drilling, turning, milling, sawing and grinding. There will be a basic demonstration of what the drill press, lathe, milling machine, cut off saw, band saw and surface grinder do. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on safety issues surrounding these powerful and potentially dangerous machines.

    Details:

    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please.
    • Registration is limited to 4 students. If the class fills, please join the waitlist (there is no cost to do so). If a seat becomes available, you will be notified. If you find you will not be able to attend this open studio, please email [email protected] so we can contact anyone on the waitlist. 
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.

    • Monday, January 24, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO012422DJ
    • 0
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    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

    To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.

    Woodshop Tool Safety 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time and in classes that require certification in these tools: 

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

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.
    Instructor: Don Johnson
    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO012522TN
    • 0
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    * This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    In fine woodworking, everything starts with the wood. Before you can focus on joinery or fancy details, you need to make a board foursquare, with surfaces that are flat, straight, parallel and square. And then you need to cut the lengths, widths and thicknesses you need, in a way that positions the pieces where the grain direction makes the most sense.

    In this class, you will learn techniques and strategies that will help you custom mill wood to the precise dimensions you need. You’ll learn:

    • Why wood cups, twists and bows, and what to pay attention to when you are selecting wood.
    • How to use the jointer, planer and table saw to get a board to the point where it can be used in furniture making.
    • How to read a board when you are laying out parts, so that you use the wood efficiently and wind up with grain directions that are pleasing to the eye, functional and structurally sound.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking CalendarPlease 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.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
    Instructor: Ted Newman
    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • Thursday, February 10, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE-AJA012522NA-2
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    This class will be conducted via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time.

    In this 6 session online version of this class, you'll learn to work with templates and different graphite to create top, side, and front (orthographic) views of jewelry items. Jewelry illustration is the skill of working out ideas and expressing design choices. We will work with collage to enhance design ideation. Using light tables, tracing paper, and mirrors, this class will discover new ways to develop design concepts. Also covered will be an illustration of basic faceted and cabochon gemstones.

    Details:

    • Registration for this online class will close on Sunday, January 23rd at 11:30am. 

    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the start of the eventPlease watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.

    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

    • 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:

    Nanz Aalund’s wide-ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co. Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally since the 1980s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009, and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • Thursday, February 10, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA012522NA
    • 3
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    In this 6 session class, you'll learn to work with templates and different graphite to create top, side, and front (orthographic) views of jewelry items. Jewelry illustration is the skill of working out ideas and expressing design choices. We will work with collage to enhance design ideation. Using light tables, tracing paper, and mirrors, this class will discover new ways to develop design concepts. Also covered will be an illustration of basic faceted and cabochon gemstones.

    Details:

    • There is a $10 materials fee included in the price of the class. 

    • This class is also being offered in an online version. Click here to register for the online version.

    • 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.

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

    Instructor Bio:

    Nanz Aalund’s wide-ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co. Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally since the 1980s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009, and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 41
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

    The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice


    Details:

    • You can register at anytime even if a session has passed.

    • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.


    Studio Lead: Mary Sloat   [email protected]

    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR012522VD
    • 4
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    This 4 hour guided open studio has a prerequisite. Please see below before you register.

    This opportunity is for participants who have taken the Printmaking Essentials Class (held January 11th or in a previous month) and would like studio time with an experienced monitor available to guide and support as needed. This studio time is for skill development and practice and is not a formal class.

    When an individual feels ready to work independently and gain member fob access to the studio, they can request an assessment with the Monitor. Evaluation sessions are based on the checklist provided in the Printmaking Essentials class. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Print and Book Studio Lead, Amy Goldthwaite at [email protected]


    Details:

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

    Instructor Bio:
    Virginia Davison began her artistic career in college as a painter. By graduation, she had found her voice carving plaster. For the next 25 yrs, she carved alabaster and marble, but at the same time 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.

    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • Thursday, February 03, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO012522CFK
    • 0
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    * This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    Did you ever wonder how to get a really professional-looking finish on your woodworking project? In this hands-on class, you will learn about different types of wood stains and clear finishes.

    You will be able to experiment with numerous products on a sample board to take home and use for future reference. The class is four sessions to allow drying time as you go through all of the steps, from preparing the surface to applying stain and finish, to rubbing out the finish. You will learn how to prepare the surface to help ensure an excellent finish, which stains and finishes work best on different types of solid wood and plywood, and which tools and techniques to use when applying stains and finishes by hand (ie, without spraying). You will also learn which products are compatible with one another — and which ones aren't.

    If you have a project that needs finishing, you are welcome to bring it or to share a picture of it during the class and to consult with the instructor on the best approach. (A later class will focus on refinishing — it is not the topic of this class.)

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking CalendarPlease 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.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

    Instructor:Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi 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.

    Feedback from an earlier class:

    "With her professional background, Carol provides you with information that takes you beyond the easy way out of Minwax products at the big box store to the world of waterborne finishes vs alcohol-based or petroleum-based products. You get to see and work with a variety of wood species and grain patterns using penetrating and topical finish products and — what was most exciting — dyes. Most importantly you get the instructions in what not to do as well as what works for you. This is a level of information and hands-on trial that every serious woodwork needs to experience."

    — Jeff Williams, former BARN woodshop lead


    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • Thursday, March 03, 2022
    • 12 sessions
    • BARN's Great Room on the Upper Level, Class Code JE-AJA012522CS
    • 4
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    This class has a prerequisite. Please see below before registering.

    In this 12 session class, there will be an in-depth study of Rhino 3-D as it pertains to Jewelry design. With lots of tutorials and practice to develop your Rhino software skills. Access and "key" to this sophisticated Rhino software will be provided as part of the tuition for this class. You must bring a personal laptop computer to class to download the software.

    Important: There is a required textbook for you to order and purchase before this class begins called Rhino 6.0 for Jewelry by Dana Buscaglia ($75). A guide to basic jewelry design and model-making strategies using Rhino 6.0. This book is available on Amazon. Please allow enough time to order and have it delivered before this class begins.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: Before you register for this class, you must have already attended the Introduction to 3D Software held on January 11, 13, 18, and 20. 

    • Please bring your personal laptop computer and a mouse to class.

    • Rhino 3D laptop computer system requirements can be found here.

    • Registration will close on Saturday, January 15th at 3:30 pm. Requests for credits or refunds will not be accepted after Jan. 15.

    • Remember to order your required textbook before this class begins.

    • 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:

    Chris Stanley has been teaching various CAD programs for over 20 years. He has been a user of 3-D CAD programs since the ’80s. Unless you were working with a mainframe computer they were mighty slow back then. Chris keeps himself sharp by learning new products as they come onto the market. His go-to 3-D CAD software is Rhino 3-D.


    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • Tuesday, February 01, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO012522ME
    • 0
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    *This class has prerequisites. See below.

    Gain confidence in using a wide array of power tools safely in this three-week component of BARN's Intro to Woodworking series.

    You will build a sturdy, two-step stepstool of solid wood and plywood. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common stationary and portable tools in the woodshop:

    • table saw
    • band saw
    • miter saw
    • jointer
    • planer
    • drill press
    • oscilating spindle sander
    • router
    • biscuit joiner
    • hand drill
    • impact driver
    • random orbit sander

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Prerequisites: Beginners are welcome but you must first complete our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking Calendar. 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.
    • 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: Mo Ellis

    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time 6:30-7:00pm, Class Code ME012522PM
    • 5
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. ** 

    In this Zoom class you will learn about the various ways to make patterns that define the shape of your cast parts. Patterns can be made from many materials including wood, clay, wax, foam, 3d printed materials and even directly into the sand itself using specialty 3D printers. The types of patterns depend on the type of casting process to be used. We will discuss the steps to make patterns so you can cast parts of beauty and utility at the BARN Foundry.

    Details:

    • Although this class is free, you must register due to limited space and to receive the Zoom link.
    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with along with the confirmation. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. 
    Instructor Bio: Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad. 

    Contact: David Hays - [email protected]


    • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Welding Shop 6:00-8:30pm, Class Code: WE012622HS
    • 0
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    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.This hands-on introduction is aimed at students interested in trying MIG welding.

    The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process. The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials. There will be approximately two hours of hands-on practice and guidance on technique (within the 2 1/2 hour class).  At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a MIG bead and to be able to identify and remedy problems with the bead.  Many students will have advanced to exploring different types of weld joints or welding different thicknesses of material.

    Students who have completed the class are eligible to participate in welding shop open studios.

    Small class size (3) provides one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the welding set up process.

    Details:

    • Note: the A in the class title MIG #1A, represents the instructor is an Amateur welder. P would indicate the instructor is a Professional welder. Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. (Auto-darkening sun glasses are not helpful)
    • There is a materials fee of $18 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the 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: Henry Sharpe


    • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    • Thursday, February 24, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 46
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

    The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice


    Details:

    • You can register at any time even if some sessions have passed.
    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.

    Studio Lead: Mary Sloat  [email protected]

    • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI012722SG+
    • 12
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Daylight Time** 

    Get a sewing machine they said. You’ll be able to make all your own clothes and quilts and home décor, and you’ll be a sewing Jedi they said. And all of those dials, buttons, bobbins, feet, thread weights, and needle sizes? GAH! If that machine ever made it out of the closet or out from under the table, setting it up and actually making it do what you want it to do is, well, not as easy as they made it sound and certainly not as easy as they made it look in the demo. We feel your pain. Expensive doorstop anyone?

    We’ll help you demystify the basics of machine sewing with a tour of the most common features found on every sewing machine. Then we’ll help you through basic machine set up and help decipher thread weights and needle sizes and types. Finally, we’ll put needle to fabric and sew everything from basic straight stitches to zig zags and decorative stitches. We’ll even show you a few of our favorite hacks we discovered when we had one of those machines we got on sale at the big box store with a 50% off coupon.

    This is the perfect class for the beginning sewist, or someone who just wants to know a little more about the ins and outs of machine sewing.

    Supplies you will need:

    • Sewing Machine
    • 1 yd, light colored, cotton fabric
    • 40 or 50 wt thread (needle and bobbin) in contrasting color to fabric
    • Felt tip sharpie or other permanent fabric marker
    • Machine equipped with universal needle
    • Standard sewing kit including at least:
    • Fabric scissors
    • Thread snips
    • Seam ripper

    This class will be recorded. The recording will be available to all registrants for 30 days after the class. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register and watch on your own schedule—as many times as you like—for 30 days!

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Wednesday, January 26, at 3:00 PM.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the event start date. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form. Please apply before you register. We will register for you when we have completed processing your application.

    Instructor Bio:  

    Shannon Leigh Roudhán and Jason Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo from Seattle, Washington. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of domestic and international publications and their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. Shannon & Jason have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including complete Crochet Course – the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.

    The duo have been partners in life for 27 years and have been teaching adults for 20+ years. With their mastery of subjects from crochet and knitting to photography, spinning, sewing, and quilting, their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues such as Sew Expo, Houston Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN). They also have a wide range of online classes available from Craftsy and Creative Spark Online. The “edu-tainment” experience of a class with Shannon & Jason will leave you informed, empowered, and in stitches (see what we did there?).

    Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter


    • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI012722MP
    • 0
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    Photo of chickpea masala Join Madhu for these lively Indian appetizers (or evening snacks!).  You’ll be making a few of her favorite small bites which include vegetable pakora, spinach and corn sandwiches, and chickpea masala. These dishes are beautiful, fragrant, and full of flavor with spices and seasonings common to Indian food cooking. We think you’ll be pleased to know that these dishes are not only sure to delight the palate, but are simple to prepare!

    Details:

    • There is a $15 materials fee included in the class tuition price.
    • 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.
    • 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:

    Madhavi (Madhu) Prakash holds a Masters’ degree in Botany and is very passionate about learning and teaching about plants and foods. Growing up in India her family not only considered food an important source of nutrition but as Sacred. Her Mom and Grandma were amazing cooks and she learned from them the most traditional and authentic recipes and techniques. The women of her family were raised with the knowledge of identifying food as medicine and cooking accordingly.  Food and cooking have always been Madhu’s passion. She has conducted several Indian cuisine classes and is also vegetarian so cooks using fruits, veggies, lentils, grains, seeds and dairy.




    • Friday, January 28, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE012822KL
    • 0
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    This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    This class will focus on several new techniques you can incorporate into your enameling designs.

    Topics to be covered include:

    Decals and Transfers, gold and silver leaf, and mica powders. You will have access to all of the tools you learned in the Intro to Enameling Class. This project class is structured for you to continue your  enameling practice and students are encouraged to bring prepared copper blanks and unfinished pieces from previous classes to maximize their time experimenting with enameling techniques and improving skills.

    To further your skills after completing this class you may want to sign up for Enameling Series: Screen Printing beginning on Friday, March 11th. To read more and register please click here.

    Details:

    • This is a intermediate class. Prerequisite: This class is for students who have completed an Intro to Enameling class. Please check your BARN account before you register to ensure you have completed this prerequisite by viewing the link for "Registrations and events" in your profile. Click here to sign up for an Intro Enameling class that begins January 14th.

    • $35 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/ snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here before you register to fill out our simple form

    Instructor:  

    Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

    Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.

    • Friday, January 28, 2022
    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • 38 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio

    The spinning together open studio for Friday, January 21st, has been canceled.

    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.

    Registration is not required. Please click here to read BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols before you attend.

    • Friday, January 28, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Class Time is Pacific Time, Class Code KI012822LA
    • 6
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time** 

    Join us for a virtual chocolate-tasting class with Chocolopolis founder Lauren Adler. From the comfort of your home, this virtual class will lead you on a chocolate journey around the world. With Lauren as your guide, you will receive in advance a carefully organized chocolate package. You will taste chocolate made with cacao from different parts of the world while learning about cacao farming and artisan chocolate production.

    Registration for this class will close 11 days prior to your class in order to receive your chocolate tasting package. Chocolate tasting packets are not intended to share. If you would like more than one, please register a second or third person. Lauren also recommends you taste the chocolate with a clean palate - yes, chocolate for dinner. If this is your first chocolate-tasting class, it's better you do it without the influence of other flavors.

    Details:

    • Registration closes on Sunday, January 16th at 7pm so kits can be mailed to ensure you receive it in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register.
    • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link will be sent one day before the class to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email.
    • Requests for refunds or credits will not be issued after the closing date of January 17th.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form. Please fill out the form before you register. We will register for you when we have completed processing your application.

    Instructor Bio:

    Lauren Adler is a pioneer in the craft chocolate industry with over a decade of experience introducing consumers to fine chocolate. She was the founder of Seattle retail store Chocolopolis and she currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA), a non-profit organization that promotes quality, innovations, ethical sourcing, and best practices in the fine chocolate industry.

    She has been a speaker and panelist at numerous FCIA conferences, the Northwest Chocolate Festival and the Dallas Chocolate Festival. She has been a chocolate judge for the International Chocolate Awards, the Good Food Awards, and the Northwest Chocolate Festival, and she is co-founder of the Pacific Northwest Chocolate Society. Lauren enjoys sharing the stories of cacao and chocolate with chocolate lovers and watching the “a-ha” moments of new chocophiles as they discover how good chocolate can taste when crafted with fine flavor cacao. You can find her on social media @ChiefChocophile.

    • Friday, January 28, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO012822W
    • 0
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    Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered. 

    Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within the shop and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors to helping on Maintenance Mondays.

    Details:

    • This class is free, but registration is required.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN ETA Zoom Room, Class Code: EL012122MS
    • 5
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    https://lightburnsoftware.com/

    This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    **This class will be live streamed via Zoom.**

    Learn the basic features of LightBurn, essential software that controls both of our new laser machines. This is the software you'll use whether you are quickly cutting out some parts for your project or are fine tuning your complex etching. LightBurn software replaces RetinaEngrave you may have used previously.

    This class will get you started and will help you implement your own creative laser designs. This class is not a substitute for "Intro to the Laser Cutter".

    Who should take this class?

    If you took "Intro to the Laser Cutter" on the Full Spectrum Laser, this class can get you up and running with our new laser cutters. If you've taken "Intro to the Laser Cutter" on the new lasers and are ready to see how to get more from LightBurn, this class is for you. If you used Inkscape and RetinaEngrave with the FSL and didn't like the software, this class is for you. If you loved using Inkscape and RetinaEngrave, you'll learn how LightBurn fits into your workflow.

    The class covers the basics of LightBurn in the laser cutter workflow. It also covers setting laser parameters for cutting and engraving, importing your designs, vector graphics (line art) vs raster graphics (pixel art), manipulating shapes and tuning images, using the laser libraries, and previewing your work.

    Prerequisite: Laser 101: Intro to Laser Cutter Operations. 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
    • Class size is limited to 6.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing software. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the event start date. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • Students should have a laptop with LightBurn downloaded: https://lightburnsoftware.com/pages/trial-version-try-before-you-buy
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. 

    Instructor:

    Mike Schrempp 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.


    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • Sunday, January 30, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE012922SJ
    • 0
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    This 2 day (in-studio) class is designed for students of all levels to become familiar with the jewelry studio space and tools. You will learn: how to: safely and efficiently use jeweler's tools through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises. Students will start with a studio tour/facility walk through, studio guidelines, safety and policies. In addition, you will learn how to order materials & tools, acquire a jewelry studio skills card and learn about our open studio protocols.

    The skills you will be introduced to are: how to safely use a jeweler’s saw, bench shear, step shear, disc  cutters, files, hammer identification, stamping tools, dapping tools, pliers, rolling mill, flex shaft.

    All of these skills will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. Each student gets to take home their sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave available in the kitchen located on the lower level.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form. 


    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

    Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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


    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • Sunday, January 30, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Great Room, Class Code FI012922JH+
    • 0
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    This is a great beginner and intermediate cedar bark class that teaches basic weaving techniques including checker weave plaiting, overlay and basic “S” twining, and a traditional folded rim. You will also learn how to gather and prepare cedar and materials used in this basket. You will have all the materials provided to complete the basket in class.

    Completed basket size: 3” wide X 6” long X 2” tall.

    Materials used: western red cedar bark, bear grass or chebup and raffia.

    Details:

    • Skill Level:  Beginning to intermediate. Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • There is a materials fee of $125 included in the price of class. 
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here before you register to fill out our simple form.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Jo Ann Hart, a hunter gatherer by heart, grew up in rural central Kentucky during the 50’s and 60’s. Because there were no children her age to play with, she began learning about and manipulating natural materials in her environment into crude baskets and vessels.

    As an adult, her family life brought her to the Pacific NW. After taking a structured Basketry class with instructor Melinda West in the mid-‘80s, she has since studied with many contemporary and Native American Basket Weavers. She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Basketry Guild, the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild, and The National Basketry Organization. Jo has taught Basketry for almost 30 years from coast to coast, and she shows her work locally and throughout the US. She says gathering, prepararing, and weaving with natural materials has given her great pleasure, and she is happy to share her knowledge of plants and basketry.

    “A basket in not really a basket, but a vessel created of beauty, joy, and happiness from a window in the soul, a reflection of love and a creative outlet to our ancestors of the past” Jo Ann Hart

    George Arthur Hart grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He is a wildlife biologist by trade and has devoted many years to the gathering, harvesting, and preparation of natural materials. He has studied with Native American and local artists. He excels in traditional black ash Cherokee baskets, and coiled baskets using natural materials.

    Other interests includes making bent wood boxes, wood lathe bowls, and working with baleen. George and his wife, Jo Ann, run Wilderness Basketry and offer a variety of classes by local artists as well as themselves. They gather and prepare their own materials and choose to work in natural materials.

    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI012922LB
    • 14

    This class has been canceled.

    Learn how to sew a classic shift dress with A Way We Sew! You’ll learn how to adjust for fit, efficient layout and cutting techniques, and how to insert a stylish lapped zipper in just a few simple seams. You’ll also learn the ‘burrito’ method for shapely, gap-free armholes and smooth, lined necklines. We’ll add a vent at the back skirt for a classic, dressed-up touch. 

    You will be able to apply your new sewing skills to many garments and learn the stress-free, fun, and rewarding side of sewing. Course includes professionally illustrated handouts and step-by-step video tutorials, as well as live class sessions. You’ll have the confidence to sew a classic, flattering dress in wool, brocade, or any woven fabric. 

    Session 1: Orientation : January 29th, 2 hours - Online via Zoom

    • Overview of class, introduce fitting, overview supplies, pattern. Practice lapped zippers.
    • Skills you will learn: fit considerations, pattern adjustments, fabric suggestions, cutting layout, interfacing, practice sewing lapped zipper with sample kit 

    Session 2: Skill building: February 5th, 2 hours at BARN 

    • We will review cutting, interfacing. dart sewing, fit issues. Open studio time to cut your pattern, applying interfacing, insert lap zipper, fit and sewn darts. 
    • Skills you will learn: how to insert lapped zipper, make a back vent, and check your fit.

    Session 3: Getting your shift together: Feb 12th, 2 hours Instructor will be online. Students may come to BARN to watch and finish your project in a work party.

    • Time to get your shift together. Learn to add vent in lining, follow up fit, blind hem if not lining. See a demo of “burrito” armhole lining, fix fit issues. 
    • Skills you will learn: sewing a neckline and armholes, using the burrito/all-in-one technique, and hemming.

    Students need to supply:

    Pattern: https://www.stylearc.com/shop/sewing-patterns/sussex-dress/

    • See pattern sheet for yardage and recommended fabrics. Woolen, linen, bouche
    • Lining: 2 yards bemberg, rayon or silk charmeuse. 
    • Zipper: 18”-22” or as pattern indicates for your size, YKK dress zipper #3

    Practice Kit for the Lapped Zipper https://www.awaywesew.com/product-page/lapped-zipper-with-a-lining-lesson 

    Purchase the practice kit for $15.00, plus shipping, directly from the instructor by clicking here.  The kit has everything needed to practice inserting a lapped zipper, including step-by-step illustrated instructions and a link to a video tutorial. Students are encouraged to watch the video prior to class. Please be sure to order your kits by Monday, January 19th to ensure your kit arrives in time for the class. 

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    Important Details:

    • Registration closes: January 19 at 12:00 pm. Cancellations for a refund or credit will not be accepted after January 19th.
    • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
    • A Zoom link will be sent one day before the first session to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here before you register to fill out our simple form.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Leah Boyan is thrilled to contribute to the BARN Fiber Arts Studio. She has taught online and in person at Esther’s Fabrics on Bainbridge Island. She's also a national sewing speaker, having presented at the Virtual 2020 American Sewing Guild National Convention and several national ASG chapters, and she is scheduled to present at the 2021 National Convention. Leah started her company, A Way We Sew, to combine her two passions: sewing and thinking about sewing. She develops and teaches innovative ways to sew faster, with fabulous results, all while having fun!

    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Studio, Class Code GL0129522WM
    • 0
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    Coldworking is a subtractive way of altering and sculpting glass once it is cold. This process can be anything from seaming edges on glass plates to completely transforming the identity of a hot-formed object.

    In this class we will learn, in depth, different approaches to the belt sander, wet saw, and hand lapping, discussing the potential of each technique. We will learn how to bring rough ground surfaces to a full polish, and talk about the aesthetic possibilities of leaving a surface matte.


    We will also cover glass glues and their possibilities in an artist’s work.

    Class will include a safety talk and demos on each machine. We will walk through the rules of what tool to use for what purpose and have time on the machines to get our projects 
    moving.

    Then we will focus on becoming familiar with each machine, and have an opportunity to ask for specific demos and tips. Students will gain the most from this class if they come with some of their own glass and a plan or some sketches on the potential alterations they are interested in making.

    Details:

    • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

    Instructor Bio: 

    William Miller grew up in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with his B.F.A. in Craft and Material Studies and a minor in Art History.  He was first introduced to glassblowing  in VCU's Hot Shop. Seduced by the magic of the material, he has set out on a relentless pursuit to make glassblowing the central focus of his life. He has studied at the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, and the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass.

    Miller utilizes distinct color selections that are layered and blown in the hot shop. Once cool, he cuts and engraves the surface of the glass to create line and texture. The process of carving the glass is slow and meditative, which balances the relative immediacy of its initial creation. This process allows him to build an intimate relationship with each piece, which informs the direction of the cuts and texture that are applied to create unique and visually striking glass objects.

    The artist currently resides in Seattle where he works in the vibrant glassblowing community and continues to explore his artistic voice.


    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Shop 2:30-5:30pm, Class Code: WE012922CG
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    Experience the thrill of sharing learning welding together with your daughter or mother. This class is open to four students of any age in a mother/daughter constellation. No previous welding experience is necessary.

    MIG is the easiest type of welding to learn and the most versatile. It has wide application from artistic endeavor to garden art to furniture or structural. 

    During the class you will learn welding safety and basic MIG welding techniques. You will discover the power and awe of using an electric arc to join pieces of metal and to make a small sculpture. Participants may work individually or as a mother/daughter team bonding over a shared project.

    The class will cover shop safety, hazard awareness, and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Details:

    • All ages 12+ are welcome.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  

    • There is a materials fee of $15 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the 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.

    InstructorCarla Grahn ([email protected])

    Instructor Bio: Carla Grahn has a 30-year history of metalwork and mixed media, including; sculpture, furniture, installations, and site-specific architectural pieces, both public and private. She has been teaching Creative Metalworking and Introduction to Welding at Pratt Fine Arts, Seattle for 23 years. Her style is broad and she thrives on discovering/exploring new techniques and combinations of materials. Her work is visible on her web site:  www.carlagrahn.com


    • Sunday, January 30, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO013022XX
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