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    • Saturday, May 14, 2022
    • Friday, September 09, 2022
    • 16 sessions
    • BARN, Bainbridge Island, WA

    BARN Contact: Marcela Sandoval


    • Wednesday, June 08, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 21, 2022
    • 20 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio

    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.

    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.
      • Tuesday, June 21, 2022
      • Tuesday, December 20, 2022
      • 7 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio

      Calling All Open Weavers: 

      This Open Weave is a place (vessel) to expand your knowledge, experience, and artistic talents in creating fiber arts. Come see what these enthusiasts are doing, share ideas and create. A place to share, support and inspire one another. Open Weave studio will be once a month on the third Tuesday of the month.

      These open weave gatherings started in the studio of weaver artist and instructor JoAnn Hart, who has mentored many basket weavers in the area. We would like to welcome BARN's open weavers to this gathering! 

      Details:

      • Free for BARN Members and a suggested $10 donation for non-members.

      • 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.

      If you have questions,  please contact Dale Walker, Fiber Studio lead at [email protected]


      • Sunday, July 24, 2022
      • Sunday, August 28, 2022
      • 5 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio

      Quilt

      Let’s make a BARN community quilt for the Bainbridge Island Quilt Festival on September 10, 2022, on Winslow Green! The photo shows our inspiration. We need you to make this a reality! BARN volunteer and expert in many Fiber disciplines, Terry Winer, will lead us.

      We’ll meet in BARN’s Fiber Studio, and you can sew there or at home.

      * See link below for details about materials and construction.

      Schedule:

      July 24: Discuss project, bring fabrics to cut and start to sew pieced squares. Plan to continue sewing pieced squares and start making finished blocks during the week.

      July 31: Continue piecing fabric and making finished half-square triangle blocks. Agree on fabric for binding and backing.

      During the next two weeks: at home or in the Studio, finalize remaining blocks.

      August 14: Agree on final layout of blocks and sew together. Give finished top, backing, and batting to our volunteer quilter for quilting. Sew binding strip.

      August 21 or 28: Attach binding. Stay tuned for confirmation of the date.

      September 9: Drop off quilt for Quilt Festival!

      Please note: It will be great if we don’t have to buy anything to create this quilt. Please use your stash to make your blocks, and if you can, please share your stash with others.

      Come join us and then admire our quilt at the Quilt Festival in September!

      Please click here for printable Quilt Description and Instructions 


      Details:

      • There is no fee for registration. 

      • If you’d like to sew in the Studio using one of BARN’s Presto 2 machines, you’ll need an orientation. We can do that during one of the above sessions.

      • 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: Terry Winer



      • Wednesday, August 03, 2022
      • Wednesday, December 28, 2022
      • 20 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Host: Dale Walker

      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

      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

      • Tuesday, August 09, 2022
      • Tuesday, August 23, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Machine Shop: 6-8:00pm, class code: ME080922DH
      • 4

      This class has been canceled. The next available class will start on October 11th. You can register for that class here

      *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 Mill, and the operating concepts to safely operate it. We’ll cover CNC basics beginning with X, Y, & Z axes motion that define the work envelope, how to hold material, selecting and establishing part-zeros, and the various cutting tools in the tool library and tool height 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 material.

      PrerequisitesThe prerequisites provide an important foundation for learning how to use this machine and use of it during open studio:

      • A manual milling machine class (or commensurate experience)
      • Intro to Centroid CNC Interface
      • Fusion 360 CAM for the CNC Mill (or CNC Lathe) 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 click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
      • 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.

      • 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: As 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 [email protected]

        • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
        • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN Small Classroom 6:30-8:00pm, Class Code: MA081022JO
        • 3
        Register

        BARN’s Pattern-Making class is where you learn one of many ways to create a pattern of the casting you envision. Once completed, you'll use the pattern in our “Metal Casting in the Foundry” class to create a mold that molten bronze or aluminum will be poured to produce your casting.

        Making a Pattern is the first of three basic steps of the Foundry Art:

        1. Make the Pattern,
        2. Form the Mold and pour metal to create the Casting, and
        3. Finish the Casting.


        BARN offers related casting classes including “The Basics of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern-Making for Casting in the Foundry” where you learn how to make patterns used to produce a working mold, and “Metal Casting in the Foundry” where you make casting molds from patterns and actual casting of molten metal to form the casting. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) event will also be offered to those with demonstrated competency in the foundry. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these events are offered.

        After completing your mold, register for our next metal casting class here

        Details:

        • Ages 14+ 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 Bio:

        Jeff Oens is a widely renowned sculptor with his bronze artwork exhibited in prominent art collections and public displays across the United States and Canada. Jeff is best known for his outstanding wildlife sculptures, but his portfolio also includes human figures, mythical creatures, and other diverse subjects, ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Many of Jeff’s sculptures can be seen around the industrial park on Three Tree Lane.

          • Thursday, August 11, 2022
          • Thursday, September 01, 2022
          • 4 sessions
          • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
          • 14
          Register
          **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

          Write Now-- 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.

          Additional sessions held on Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

          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: Jessica Dubey  [email protected]

          • Thursday, August 11, 2022
          • Thursday, August 25, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN's Great Room, Class Code: WR081122SJ
          • 11
          Register

          Ever craved the catharsis of processing something by way of the page? Ever wanted to turn a painful experience into prose? If so, join Steph Jagger, author of Everything Left to Remember, for this two-session workshop.

          Together we will:

          • Explore and untangle the suite of emotions that is grief,
          • Write and share,
          • Listen and learn, and
          • Excavate and alleviate.

          And...you'll walk away with:

          • Two to three pieces of first-draft writing in response to Steph's prompts,
          • In the moment feedback and edits on any shared work,
          • A carefully curated list of suggested reading and resources,
          • A custom-designed list of writing prompts and practices, and
          • A better sense of yourself within the landscape of grief.

          Words can soothe. Words can create space inside and out. When wrapped this way and that, they can take us apart and put us back together. Words can move us from loss right back into life. Join us.

          To note:
          No particular type of grief experience is required. All of us have experienced a loss of some kind: a person, a job, some version of ourselves, our two front teeth. If you want to look at loss -- sit with it, process it, shift it or shape it -- you’re in the right place. No writing experience is necessary. All of us have written something: a sonnet, a novel, a grocery list. While Steph is a writer with extensive experience in publishing, editing, and craft, in this workshop we’re looking for catharsis over quality, process over profundity. If you know how to use a pen or a keyboard, you’re in the right place.

          "The way we deal with loss shapes our capacity to be present to life more than anything else. The way we protect ourselves from loss may be the way we distance ourselves from life." - Rachel Naomi Remen

          Details:

          • This class will be held in BARN's Great Room located to the left of the reception desk after entering the front door. 
          • 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:

          Steph Jagger is a best-selling memoirist of two books. Her first, Unbound: A Story of Snow & Self-Discovery was published in 2017. Her second, a mother-daughter story called Everything Left to Remember was published in 2022.
          Outside of being an author, Steph is a sought-after mentor and coach whose offerings guide people toward a deeper understanding of themselves and their stories. All of her work, including speaking and facilitating, lies at the intersection of loss, the nature of deep remembrance, and the personal journey of re-creation. Steph grew up in Vancouver, Canada and currently lives and works on Bainbridge Island, WA. Find more at www.stephjagger.com or @stephjagger on Instagram.

          • Monday, August 15, 2022
          • Sunday, August 28, 2022
          • 9 sessions
          • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: Wo081522++
          • 0
          Registration is closed
          This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

          Build your own sea kayak, using well-tested plans and kits from Chesapeake Light Craft. You can choose one of four Shearwater models — the 14-, 16- or 17-foot boats or the Sport model.

          Over the first week, you will use the stitch-and-glue technique to assemble the hull and deck, and finish the boat inside and out with fiberglass and epoxy resin. You will then have almost a week to finish sanding and apply multiple coats of marine paint or marine varnish, depending on the look you want. You can do this at BARN or at your home, on your own schedule. This class will be taught partly in the main woodworking studio and partly under canopies behind the building.

          On the final weekend of this class, you will install hardware and the seat — and maybe go out with your classmates on an inaugural trip.

          At the completion of the class, you can expect to take home a sea kayak that will give you years of pleasure as you explore the waters around Bainbridge Island and beyond.

          Want to learn more about what's involved in building one of these boat? Email your questions to Wayne Chang. Or drop by the Woodworking Studio during May, when the instructors will be building a Shearwater 14.,

          Special details:

          • To ensure that kits arrive in time, registration for this class will close on June 15. Refunds or credits will not be issued after this date.
          • Team or solo? You have the option of signing up to build a boat on your own (Solo Build). Or you can sign up with a teammate and together build one boat (Team Build). For a TEAM build please include both names, with the second name in parenthesis.  All reminders will be sent to the email address you use to register.
          • Choose your model. When you register, you will be asked to choose a model. You have your choice of the Shearwater 14-, 16- or 17-foot models or the Shearwater Sport. (The "hybrid" models are not an option for this class.) Please review Chesapeake Light Craft's kayak fit table, which shows cockpit dimensions, shoe sizes, and other details, so that you select the best boat for you. Light-touring kayaks are more streamlined and nimble than standard kayaks but still have enough cargo space for backpacking-type gear if you want to head out for a few days.
          • Materials fee. This fee covers kits and all supplies, such as gloves and epoxy applicators. The fee includes estimated shipping costs. But because those are rising rapidly, there may be an additional charge. If that is necessary, you will be notified and can then decide whether to proceed or get a full refund. The materials fee does not include marine varnish or paint, which might add $50-$100 depending on what you choose. Suitable options will be discussed in the class.

          Details:

          • Participants must be 14 or older. Some woodworking experience is helpful as this is a fast-paced class.
          • Prerequisite: Before this class begins, you must have completed Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions of this free, one-hour class are listed on the Woodworking Calendar.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

          • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes. Please bring your own safety glasses.

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

          Instructors: Wayne Chang and Giovanni Strohmenger, both active members of the BARN Woodworking Studio have each built several similar kayaks.


          • Monday, August 15, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO081522CS
          • 0
          Join waitlist
          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+.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

          • 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 by clicking here.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

          Instructor: Charles Sharpe
          • Tuesday, August 16, 2022
          • Tuesday, August 30, 2022
          • 3 sessions
          • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
          • 6
          Register
          **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

          Write Now -- 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.

          Additional sessions held on Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

          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: Jessica Dubey  [email protected]

          • Tuesday, August 16, 2022
          • Thursday, August 18, 2022
          • 3 sessions
          • BARN's Glass Studio, Class Code GL081622DB
          • 0
          Join waitlist

          In this unique class, you will explore the meditative technique of powdered glass frit. Frit combined with foliage creates delicate organic images that will add pizzazz to your food presentation or decor. Using frit powders of various colors and choosing previously dried foliage, you will create striking floral images. 

          You will produce one 9” x 9” square swoop serving piece, one 3" x 9" channel plate, and three 3” x 3” condiment dishes.

          Day 1In this three-hour session (12:00 to 3:00 pm) you will come to understand the necessary safety practices and clean up using glass powders. Then with step-by-step instruction, you will practice the process of layering frit to colorize the dried foliage you have chosen to decorate your dishware.

          Day 2 - In this one-hour session (12:00 to 1:00 pm) you will learn how and why to clean your powdered and initially fired pieces to prepare them for fully fusing each to a background piece of glass before slumping.

          Day 3 - In this last session (12:00 to 1:00 pm) the instructor will show you all the steps to completing a dish or display object.


          Details:

          • Important: Prep work is required to complete before you come to class. Please click here to open a Prep document. Instructions on how to collect and prepare your foliage before class will also be in your registration confirmation and reminder emails. 
          • There is a $45 materials fee included in the class tuition.
          • Registration will close on Sunday, 8/28 at 3:00 pm.
          • 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 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:  

          Diane Bonciolini, the "olini” of Mesolini Glass Studio, is a founding member of BARN, she & her husband Gregg Mesmer,  both recognized with the 2015 Island Treasure Award, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio.  They have been working professionally in the art glass industry for decades.  Their expertise includes various types of fabrication processes for creating stained glass, copper foil, fused glass, glass & concrete, as well as public art and teaching.

          Over the years they have worked on many  Public Art projects such as Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, and others.  Many of their projects include school-age students on the Island and beyond. 

          Diane's love of glass is her passion.   As a full-time glass artist she grows with every project, she is proud to be a founding member of BARN. 

          What best describes her career to this point is she has more ideas than time!

           


          • Tuesday, August 16, 2022
          • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: W0081622JS
          • 0
          Join waitlist

          This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

          Make two bowls 6 to 7 inches in diameter in this two-session class as you build your woodturning skills and learn some of the special techniques and insights needed for bowl-turning.

          The best (and most fun) way to hone your bowl-turning skills is to use green wood for the blanks. In this class you will turn two green-wood bowls, working on smooth and efficient cuts. In the first session, you will learn the best bowl shape for a novice turner, how to safely mount the blank on the lathe, and how to use a scroll chuck and bowl gouge. You will also learn how to maintain even wall thickness, and how to treat the bowl to prevent cracking while it dries. In the second session, in addition to turning a second bowl, you will learn the basics about balancing grain and which Northwest woods are best for turning.

          By successfully completing these two sessions and turning two bowls, you will have a good understanding of the process and techniques, and be qualified to turn bowls of this size independently during Open Studio time in the BARN Woodworking Studio.

          While this class is oriented to novice turners, it is also appropriate and useful for experienced turners who have predominantly used scrapers and wish to acquire or improve their gouge skills.

          Details:

          • Ages 14+ are welcome.
          • Prerequisites: Open to students who have taken BARN's Intro to Woodturning class or demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session, which you can arrange by contacting Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233, at least 10 days before this class. Students must also 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 login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you will have completed the required prerequisites before this class begins.
          • 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.

          Photograph by Joy McCallister Photography.

          Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.


           
          • Tuesday, August 16, 2022
          • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Electronic and Techinical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL081622DS
          • 6
          Register

          Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting.

          Fusion 360 can generate g-code for computer-controlled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

          Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. You can download a free trial by clicking here. Look towards the middle of the screen and click on "Create an Account". AutoDesk will send you a confirmation email. Click on the link and go to Download Free Trial. Be sure you choose "Fusion 360 for personal use".

          This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

          • Basic design concepts
          • Step-by-step creation of a CAD design
          • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

          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: Doug Salot has adopted Fusion 360 as a lifestyle. He has used it to design signs, cabinets, and replacement parts for various broken things. You'll often find him in ETA using the laser cutter or in the woodshop carving things on BARN's CNC router.

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          • Tuesday, August 16, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO081622CS
          • 0
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          Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify 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:

          • Open to ages 14+.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

          • 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 by clicking here.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

          Instructor: Charles Sharpe

          • Tuesday, August 16, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
          • BARN's Small Classroom 6:00-8:00pm, Class code: ME081622DH
          • 6
          Register
          *Prerequisites required for this class. Please see below.

          The Manufacturing section of Fusion 360 is an essential element of using BARN’s CNC machines. In this class, you’ll learn about:

          • Setup (Machine), Stock, and Post Processor tabs of Setups in Fusion 360's Manufacturing section.
          • The various Mill and Turn (lathe) operations available, and when to use them.
          • Details of Tool Library locations, importing into your Fusion application, and their relationship to the tools in the CNC machines.
          • Post Processors, what they are, where to find them, how to import them, and how they are used.

          Knowing how to utilize the CAM functions is a big step toward using BARN's CNC machines and is required to produce usable g-code from a Fusion 360 model. 

          Prerequisites

          • Fusion 360 competency.
          • Please note this class is required for the second session of either Introduction to CNC Mill or Introduction to CNC Lathe two-session classes.
          Details:
          • 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 Bio: As 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 [email protected]

          • Thursday, August 18, 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
          • BARN Fiber Studio
          • 6
          Register

          Are you interested in using the fiber arts  studio?  Members can have access from 8:00am to 10:00 pm by completing a a studio orientation.  You spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, your BARN Member fob will be activated to gain access to the studio.  There may be times where there are classes are using studio equipment, so check the calendar just to be sure. 

          Details:

          • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
          Host:
          Orientation will be conducted by a variours studio members.




          • Thursday, August 18, 2022
          • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
          • BARN Fiber Arts Studio FI081822
          • 1
          Register

          Using sewing machine

          This class will certify you to use the new Babylock Presto 2 sewing machines in the Fiber Studio. This class is a prerequisite for Fiber Studio workshops, sew-alongs, and other events where you'd like to use these machines, and it is also a prerequisite for future orientations for other sewing machines in the studio. This class also qualifies you to use these machines for your own projects any time you’re in the studio. 

          Please note that this class is about the Babylock Presto 2 sewing machines. This class is not for the industrial sewing machine or the embroidery machine. We will not focus on learning to sew, though learning to use the machines is a great start for learning to sew.

          Anyone who was previously certified on our old Brother sewing machines should take this class in order to use these new machines—much of the information will be familiar to you, but these new machines can do a lot more.

          The Presto 2 machines are easy to use and have many, many functions. This class will guide you through basic machine use including:

          • opening and setting up the cabinet
          • winding the bobbin and threading
          • using the control panel to select stitches and set other functions
          • selecting and replacing presser feet to match your stitch selection
          • changing the needle
          • finding more information about the machine in the reference guide and on the Internet

          We’ll end the class with a checklist for putting your machine away so that it’s ready for the next person to use.

          BARN will provide neutral-color thread, a size 70 needle, and quilting cotton for the orientation. You are welcome to bring other materials for your own use.

          Details:

          • All levels welcome
          • Ages 14+ welcome.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 



          Instructors: Rotating Fiber Studio volunteers

          • Thursday, August 18, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
          • BARN Machine Shop 6-8pm, Class Code: MA081822BM
          • 2
          Register

          While building a nut and preparing a threaded rod you will gain experience with our lathe and mill. You will also practice layout, facing with the mill, drilling, taping, adjusting a four-jaw chuck, using the cut off saw, and filing a chamfer. 

          This class is suitable both as a beginning class and for those who are fairly new to the shop and wish to gain experience.

          You will not only get a chance to gain confidence in using our shop tools, but have a lovely square nut that spins freely on your threaded rod demonstrating your proficiency with threading.

          Details:

          • 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.

          Teacher Bio: 

          Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years. 

          Contact: David Hays [email protected]


          • Thursday, August 18, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge (6-9pm), Class Code: MA081822JO
          • 4
          Register

          BARN’s Metal Casting class is where you learn and advance your metal art skills by casting bronze or aluminum into a mold you’ll make. Molten metal will be poured into the mold you’ve formed in green sand (an environmentally safe mixture of fine sand, clay, and water) from a pattern of your own making or one selected from our pattern library. After your casting cools, you’ll free it from the mold and experience the thrill as your artistic creation emerges.

          Metal Casting is the second of three basic steps of the Foundry Art:

          1. Make the Pattern,
          2. Form the Mold and pour metal to create the Casting, and
          3. Finish the Casting.


          There’s no need to be concerned about attending this class before you’ve made a pattern. Attend the class for the first time, and when casting excites your creative energies, take the Pattern-Making class, then attend the Metal Casting class again, as often as you like. Our instructors will guide each student to help them advance their skill, no matter their skill level.

          BARN offers related casting classes including “The Basics of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern-Making for Casting in the Foundry” where you learn how to make patterns used to produce a working mold, and “Finishing a Casting”, where you cut, grind, and finish your rough casting into a finished piece. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) event will also be offered to those with demonstrated competency in the foundry. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these events are offered.

          After casting your piece, register to clean up, polish and finish it here

          Location:  This is an off-site class.        
          Alchemy Industrial Arts
          9392 Wardwell Ave NE
          Bainbridge Island WA 

          Details:

          • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry, bracelets that can get caught in machinery. Please tie long hair back. 
          • 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 Bios:

          Jeff Oens is a widely renowned sculptor with his bronze artwork exhibited in prominent art collections and public displays across the United States and Canada. Jeff is best known for his outstanding wildlife sculptures, but his portfolio also includes human figures, mythical creatures, and other diverse subjects, ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Many of Jeff’s sculptures can be seen around the industrial park on Three Tree Lane.

          Frank Wurden - While getting his BS Electrical Engineering degree at University of Washington, Frank also obtained a BFA degree with emphasis in life drawing, sculpting and foundry art working with green sand, CO2 sand casting, investment casting, and ceramic shell casting. Sculpture materials were clay, foam, wood, or wax for the patterns, and casting in aluminum, bronze and stainless steel. Frank says it’s been many years since actually casting, so it’s great fun to get back into it! “I totally enjoy the entire process and look forward to helping other people do the same.”

          Mario Oblak - Mario honed his passion for casting metal with BFA (UofW) and MFA (Rhode Island School of Design) degrees in Sculpture. Creating, designing and building in different materials and mediums is a joy, but working in liquid metal is “it” for him. Mario feels “Casting is a magical process that requires patience, skill, labor and teamwork, with the results both satisfying and permanent.” By sharing his knowledge and experience, Mario wants to help others explore, learn, and develop skills so they can see their ideas come to life.

          • Thursday, August 18, 2022
          • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
          • The Great Room at BARN, Class code: WR081822MS
          • 25
          Register

          We’re excited to offer this Open Mic opportunity for writers of all levels of experience to read their work to an appreciative audience. This is a great opportunity to reach new readers and meet people who love words as much as you do. It takes courage to share your work with others. Be brave. 

          We have slots for 12 readers to read five-minute selections. Please register for "Reader" soon in order to snag one of these spots. We also have plenty of room for members of the audience to enjoy some great readings.

          Format:

          1. Brief introductions. (Say your name, what you write)
          2. Sit back and enjoy.
          Very Important:

          Everyone who wants to participate, whether as a reader or an appreciative audience participant, must register for this free event.

          Details:

          • No drop-ins please. Please click Join Waitlist if this event fills.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

          Mary Sloat is the former Writers’ Studio Lead and now Programming Coordinator. She writes short stories and middle grade fiction, and she can’t wait to hear your stories!

          • Friday, August 19, 2022
          • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • BARN Welding Studio 10:00am-12:00pm, Class Code: WE081922BM
          • 1
          Register

          In this class you’ll be introduced to BARN’s Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Plasma Cutter and its safe operation. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc. The Plasma Cutter uses the plasma arc under directed air pressure to cut through metal sheet or plate. With this device you can cut patterns from mechanical drawings or images of artwork. Just as in BARN’s other metal fab CNC machines, this system is based on the Centroid Acorn controller and has a similar user interface. G-code used to drive the machine can be generated by Fusion 360 from drawings or images, or you can make use of Centroid’s Interactive CoNversational (ICN) mode that lets you cut shapes defined by a sequence of cutting operations. 

          This class complements our hand-held plasma cutter classes and focuses on safety, start up and shut down procedures, and cutting simple shapes using the Centroid’s Interactive CoNversational (ICN) mode.

          “CNC Plasma Cutting and Fusion 360” (a next-step class in CNC Plasma sequence) will introduce you to creating and importing DXF and SVG files into Fusion 360, or making drawings in Fusion 360, and then use Fusion 360 to generate G-code for the plasma cutter. To view our upcoming CNC Plasma Cutting and Fusion 360 classes, see our listings here.

          Another next-step class, “Fusion 360 Sheet Metal Basics”, will introduce you to the sheet metal capabilities in Fusion 360 that can then be used to cut parts for sheet metal parts that will be bent and formed.

          Go to this link to see the CNC in operation: https://vimeo.com/366139327

          Details:

          • 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. 

          • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!

          Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years.

          • Friday, August 19, 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
          • BARN Welding Studio 1-4:00pm, Class Code: WE081922BM
          • 3
          Register

          This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

          In this class, you’ll learn how to cut useful and interesting shapes out of sheet metal using BARN’s Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Plasma Cutter. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc that when combined with directed compressed air will cut through metal in a wide range of thicknesses. You’ll learn how to process image files that can be imported into Fusion 360, or use designs created in Fusion 360, then post-process your work in Fusion 360 to produce G-code that will be used to command the CNC Plasma Cutter where to cut.

          Prerequisite: “Introduction to the CNC Plasma Cutter”. An account with Autodesk is required. A laptop loaded with Fusion 360 is preferred. If you are not bringing your own laptop, please let us know in advance so we can provide one if needed by email to [email protected] A quick refresh of safety, start up, and shut down of the CNC Plasma cutter will be covered, but you’ll be expected to be familiar with these details. 

          Go to this link to see the CNC in operation: https://vimeo.com/366139327

          Details:

          • 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. 

          • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!
          Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross-trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years.
          • Friday, August 19, 2022
          • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
          • Class time is Pacific Time 6:30-7:00pm, Class Code ME081922PM
          • 5
          Register

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

          In this overview class you will learn about some of the many ways to clean up and beautify your castings including grinding, machining, sanding, sand blasting, polishing and adding patina.

          Details:

          • Although this class is free, you must register due to limited space and to receive the Zoom link.
          • 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]


          • Saturday, August 20, 2022
          • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO082022JH
          • 3
          Register
          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+.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

          • 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 by clicking here.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

          Instructor: Jeanne Huber
          • Saturday, August 20, 2022
          • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
          • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL082022NA
          • 0
          Join waitlist

          This class is designed for makers getting started with the laser cutter in the Electronic and Technical Arts Studio. You will learn how to operate BARN's laser cutter safely as you make a small item. Successful completion of this workshop is the first step toward becoming qualified for independent operation of the laser cutter. It also prepares you for more advanced laser cutting classes.

          The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter as well as the set-up, settings and operation of the laser cutter.

          Required: Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. It is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Click here to go to Inkscape.org where you can download it. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to the class, please email [email protected] as BARN may be able to provide an alternative.

          Class size is limited to 4.

          • 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: Nathan Abell

          Contact Doug Salot: [email protected]


          • Saturday, August 20, 2022
          • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
          • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR082022KA
          • 0
          Join waitlist

          Linocut is a very accessible printmaking process. (And SO much fun!) Learn the fundamental methods in this one-day workshop and continue your creative explorations at home. This workshop is open to all experience levels.

          Techniques taught in this workshop:

          • Learn about the process, tools, and materials needed for relief printing.
          • Practice cutting techniques and mark-making on a sample block.
          • Create a design for your linocut print using cut-paper Notan; a Japanese design concept that means “light-dark harmony”.
          • Transfer your image to the prepped linocut block.
          • Carve your block and ink it up.
          • Print your block, both by hand and on a press.
          • Learn about and test different printmaking papers and other substrates.

          We will be carving on unmounted ‘Battleship Gray Linoleum’ printing blocks. All materials will be provided. You will leave this workshop with your carved block and finished prints, and a list of materials where you can find everything you need to continue your journey with linocut printing.

          You might also be interested in Intermediate Linocut offered on August 27, 2022. Read more and register here.


          Details:

          • Have an idea for your linocut print using cut-paper Notan; a Japanese design concept that means “light-dark harmony”, or bring your own design ideas. If you choose a Notan design, you will have the opportunity to create it in class. 
          • Please bring a lunch. We have a kitchen on the lower floor next to the Print & Book Arts studio with a refrigerator and microwave.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

          Instructor Bio:

          Kathryn Anderson (she/her) is an artist and printmaker living in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Classically trained in the visual arts, Kathryn studied at The Art Students League in Manhattan, N.Y., and was a Fine Arts Printmaking major at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. Kathryn sells her work internationally and is represented by two galleries in Washington State.

          Her highly detailed work strives to capture the beauty, mystery, stories, and imagery that moves her spirit. She is most inspired by our natural world, and many of her works show the influence of her gardening, birdwatching, and excursions into the wild. She is captivated by the small details of the beauty she sees around her. By really studying her subjects, be they flora, fauna, or the human form, she feels that she better understands their essence and knows them more deeply.

          Kathryn’s work focuses mainly on printmaking, specifically linocut and etching. The process of printmaking is a very old hands-on process, from the concept and drawing through the carving of the linoleum, or the very process-heavy method of preparing, etching, and individually printing the copper plate by hand. This work is her passion.

          There is a bit of magic in the reveal of every print that is made by hand, head, and heart. Printmaking also makes art more accessible to everyone. Website (Portfolio): https://www.ktastudio.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathy.traxler.anderson


          • Saturday, August 20, 2022
          • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
          • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL082022NA
          • 5
          Register

          This class is intended for people with no experience soldering electronics. We will start by covering the basic concepts around through-hole hand soldering. Later, students will be guided through the hands-on assembly of a simple electronic kit.

          Details:

          • Open to students 14+ years of age. 

          • 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: Nathan Abell

          Nathan teaches our laser-cutter class and enjoys advanced 3D printing, soldering, circuit design, electronic test equipment, and making lockpicks.

          Contact Doug Salot: [email protected]

          • Saturday, August 20, 2022
          • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
          • Welding Shop 2:00-4:30pm, Class Code: WE082022HS
          • 0
          Join waitlist

          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:

          • 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

          • Monday, August 22, 2022
          • Friday, August 26, 2022
          • 3 sessions
          • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO082222JS
          • 0
          Registration is closed

          This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

          Get started on your woodturning adventure with this three-session beginner's class, where you will learn safety, tool control, and how to create the basic shapes involved in spindle and bowl turning. A small project will be started and completed as time permits.

          By successfully completing this class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes for spindle turning during Open Studio. While you will also be eligible to take a bowl-turning class, it is strongly suggested that you spend time turning in Open Studio a few times before you enroll in a bowl class. 

          In Session 1, you will learn about woodturning safety, bevel contact, and gouge technique focusing on good body mechanics - all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. You will use the roughing gouge during most of the class, followed by an introduction to the regular (“fingernail”) spindle gouge. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge and fingernail spindle gouge.

          In Session 2, you will review the earlier lesson, and then focus on the spindle gouge and parting tool, learning new mechanics for turning beads and coves. Toward the end of class, you will learn how a scroll chuck and tenon work in preparation for Session 3.

          In Session 3, you will increase the precision of your turning technique by making a small project such as a honey dipper, finial, spinning top, or goblet, with your own design elements.  You will use a scroll chuck, a Jacobs chuck and Forstner bit. 

          Details:
          • Ages 14+ are welcome.
          • Prerequisite: To take this class, you must first complete Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions of this free, one-hour class are listed on the Woodworking Calendar. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you will have completed this class before Intro to Woodturning begins.
          • 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: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.

            • Monday, August 22, 2022
            • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
            • BARN Machine Shop 6:00-7:30pm, Class code ME0082222DH
            • 1
            Register

            In this class you will learn about basic metal cutting, and the tools in the BARN machine shop studio used for drilling, turning, milling, sawing and grinding. There will be a basic demonstration of what the drill press, lathe, milling machine, cut off saw, band saw, and surface grinder do. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on safety issues surrounding these powerful and potentially dangerous machines.

            Details:

            • Registration is required. No drop-ins please.
            • Registration is limited to 4 students. If the class fills, please join the waitlist (there is no cost to do so).
            • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
              • Wednesday, August 24, 2022
              • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
              • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO082422JW
              • 3
              Register

              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

              • Thursday, August 25, 2022
              • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
              • BARN Welding Shop, Class Code (6-8pm): WE082522JO
              • 4
              Register

              In this class you’ll learn how to finish your casting as it came from the mold by safely removing all the unwanted gates, sprues, and runners. You’ll then finish the casting by grinding, machining if needed, texturing, and polishing to a desired finish. As time permits, application of a patina may be applied to the finished casting.

              Finishing the Casting is the third of three basic steps of the Foundry Art:

              1.    Make the Pattern,
              2.    Form the Mold and pour metal to create the Casting, and
              3.    Finish the Casting


              BARN offers related casting classes including “The Basics of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern-Making for Casting in the Foundry” where you learn how to make patterns used to produce a working mold, and “Metal Casting in the Foundry” where you make molds from patterns and pour molten metal into the mold to form the casting. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) event will also be offered to those with demonstrated competency in the foundry. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these events are offered.

              Details:

              • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry, bracelets that can get caught in machinery. Please tie long hair back. 
              • 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 Bios:

              Jeff Oens - is a widely renowned sculptor with his bronze artwork exhibited in prominent art collections and public displays across the United States and Canada. Jeff is best known for his outstanding wildlife sculptures, but his portfolio also includes human figures, mythical creatures, and other diverse subjects, ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Many of Jeff’s sculptures can be seen around the industrial park on Three Tree Lane.

              Frank Wurden - While getting his BS Electrical Engineering degree at University of Washington, Frank also obtained a BFA degree with emphasis in life drawing, sculpting and foundry art working with green sand, CO2 sand casting, investment casting, and ceramic shell casting. Sculpture materials were clay, foam, wood, or wax for the patterns, and casting in aluminum, bronze and stainless steel. Frank says it’s been many years since actually casting, so it’s great fun to get back into it! “I totally enjoy the entire process and look forward to helping other people do the same.”

              Mario Oblak - Mario honed his passion for casting metal with BFA (UofW) and MFA (Rhode Island School of Design) degrees in Sculpture. Creating, designing and building in different materials and mediums is a joy, but working in liquid metal is “it” for him. Mario feels “Casting is a magical process that requires patience, skill, labor and teamwork, with the results both satisfying and permanent.” By sharing his knowledge and experience, Mario wants to help others explore, learn, and develop skills so they can see their ideas come to life.

              • Thursday, August 25, 2022
              • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
              • BARN Machine Shop 6-8:00pm, Class Code: MA082522BM
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