BARN All Classes and Events

    • Monday, July 08, 2019
    • Monday, December 09, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Print Studio, Class Code PR070819MH
    • 0
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    The Collage Study Group is a group for collage artists to meet to share ideas, concepts and executions. It meets on the second Monday of each month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Meetings may have topics or be work time, and formats may vary from month to month. This is a time to work together, share ideas, do demos and presentations, and when requested, constructive critiquing.

    *Activities that require BARN Print Studio resources, training and/or additional materials are approved by the Print Lead/Steering Committee and posted separately. They are often space limited and all participants are required to sign up for them through the BARN website calendar.

    Fees

    BARN Members - Free (Please register)

    Non-Members  - $24 for July through December 2019 meetings and must register. 

    Drop in visitors are welcome for any of the individual sessions and can attend meetings for a fee of $20 per meeting/sessions, payable with cash or check at the time of the meeting.

    Skill Level: Universal -- All skill levels welcome

    Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Bring a lunch if you like. There is a kitchen in which you can refrigerate and reheat food.

    Please contact Meg Hartwell with any questions: megpat@centurylink.net 


    • Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    • Tuesday, August 27, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Great Room

    BARN members and members of the community are welcome to join a neinformal singing group designed to build community and bring joy to all who participate or listen!  No previous experience or audition is required.
     
    Music selections vary across many styles, including rounds and simple part-songs.  We're looking forward to filling the BARN halls with music on an ongoing basis!  

    This event is free. No need to register, just drop on in. We will meet in the BARN's Great Room on the upper level.

    Meeting dates are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Upcoming dates:

    July 9
    July 23
    August 13 
    August 27

    Contact: Program Manager Jess Henderson 
    JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    206-842-4475 x221

    • Thursday, August 01, 2019
    • Thursday, January 09, 2020
    • 24 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 12

    Word Sprint is a weekly time to write in the company of others. We write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. We'll turn dedicated, focused time into two of the most productive hours of our week! 

    There will be no sharing or critique, 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. 

    No need to register. Please contact Genevieve with questions.

    Please note there will be no meeting on Thursday, July 4th.

    Organizer: Genevieve Douglass Persen is a composer and writer.




    • Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    • Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    • 23 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 12
    Quiet Writing Time every Wednesday (7:00 am to 12:00 pm)

    This is a Member benefit with a fob that has been activated to access the studio. 

    No need to register just drop on by.




    • Friday, August 09, 2019
    • Friday, January 10, 2020
    • 23 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 12
    Quiet Writing Time every Friday (7:00 am to 12:00 pm)

    This is a Member benefit with a fob that has been activated to access the studio. 

    No need to register just drop on by.




    • Friday, August 09, 2019
    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 12 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR0519JP
    • 12

    Prose Writers Group meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.

    Interested in joining with this group?

    Contact:
    John Porter
    porterjm17@gmail.com




    • Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR0519BW
    • 12

    Children's Writers Group meets the 2nd Tuesday, of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

    Interested in joining with this group?

    Contact:
    Bridgett Wonder
    bridgett_wonder@hotmail.com




    • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • Monday, August 26, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: ME082219DH
    • 2
    Register

    Prerequisite: Introduction to the Milling Machine class or equivalent 

    This is a foundation class designed to provide what you need to know to safely operate BARN’s CNC Mill, and is the requisite for ongoing CNC classes. We’ll cover CNC basics beginning with the details of the machine understand motion on the X, Y, & Z axes that define the work envelope, how to hold material, various cutting tools, and the Standardized Tool Library and 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), including the Centroid Interactive Conversation mode. Finally, we’ll create some simple g-code, cut some air and if there’s enough time, cut some material.

    Details:

    Prerequisites: Introduction to the Milling Machine class or equivalent 

    A materials fee of $10 is included in the price of the class.



    Instructor bio:David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he 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: Peter Moseley metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Friday, August 23, 2019
    • Sunday, August 25, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR082319VR
    • 8
    Register

    Comics are a great tool for self care because in a short amount of time with just a pen and something to write on, you can tell a big story, reframe a moment, or just make something goofy that lightens your mood.  In this workshop we’ll get confident making simple comics, and learn how our comic making practice can support our self care and wellbeing. We’ll play drawing games, learn how to express emotion with simple lines, tell the stories we want to tell, and play some more drawing games.


    Students will need:

    • a blank sketchbook, no lines—at least 9x9
    • 1 black pen they really like

    Details:

    Age LevelYouth Class, Ages 13-18.

    • To register your youth please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youths first and last name (if different than yours). Please fill out the youths birth year field.
    • Please complete and return this fill-able PDF minor permission form
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 

    Vida Rose is a multidisciplinary artist and comics maker from Seattle. Her comics have appeared in Washington State Book award nominated "Ghosts of Seattle's Past" and Bunny Lee's Lotus anthology. Her self published comic "A Perfect Cope-ol" has received critical praise. 

    • "In her illustrations and comics, Vida harvests not just nostalgia and wide-eyed curiosity, but also the raw and often hilarious vantage point from which children first experience the world. In so doing, she captures the stark honesty of earliest impressions, both the source of pure joy and our most deeply-rooted hurts."
      - Jaimee Garbacik, editor/curator of Ghosts of Seattle Past and author of Gender & Sexuality For Beginners


    • Saturday, August 24, 2019
    • Sunday, August 25, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE082419ML
    • 4
    Register

    So you want to make something to put around your neck. What will it look like? Long? Short? In between? Will it be a pendant? Or have elements all around the neck? What sort of clasp will it have?  In this class we will answer these and more questions about making necklaces.

    Through demonstrations and individualized instruction, students will designs several types of necklaces. There will be some assignments but students will have time to explore their own creativity. Students will finish several pieces of jewelry and/or make samples as metal sketches.


    Details:

    • This is a beginning / intermediate level class for those that have taken at least 2 jewelry or metals classes from BARN or another school.
    • $11 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • Students please bring:

    Your favorite tools (studio tools will be available for use)

    Current projects you are working on, unfinished projects that you want to incorporate into a new design, previous projects you made to take apart and create anew.


    Instructor: Micki Lippe, currently living in Seattle, received a BFA from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1965. For the past 40 years her jewelry has been exhibited throughout the United States. Micki's work was a part of the 2010 Tacoma Art Museum Biennial and the 2017 metals exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum. Her jewelry has been shown in many books -  including Adorn and the 500 Earrings book. In 2010 she was awarded the Alumni of Distinction from Washington University, her alma mater. In 2015 Micki was the recipient of the Seattle Metals Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.  Micki has taught jewelry classes in Seattle and other cities for many years. 

    She served as founder and president of the Seattle Metals Guild, on the board of Pratt Fine Arts Center and as president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. With the Guild she currently runs The Women's Shelter Jewelry Program and is chair of the Symposium Committee.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, August 24, 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI082419DF
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Golden and crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside: perfectly fried chicken is an art. In this hands-on class Chef Drew Flanders will show you how to master it, using a simple cast-iron skillet. You’ll break down a whole bird, and learn the secrets of how to marinate, season and fry it. You’ll also make authentic sides such as Summer Succotash and biscuits made from scratch.

    At the end of the day we’ll all sit down to enjoy a delicious meal and give thanks to the rich traditions of southern home cooking.

    Instructor bio: Chef Drew Flanders grew up with two Southern grandmothers and in 2005, just as Hurricane Katrina blew through, moved to New Orleans, his “spiritual hometown.” He cooked at various restaurants in America’s greatest food city, and he loves any culinary opportunity to go back to his Southern roots. He is an instructor at the Seattle Culinary Academy and was Program Manager at FareStart in Seattle.

    • Sunday, August 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SM082519LS
    • 4
    Register

    In this Sheet Metal Orientation and Tool Safety class, you will learn the proper use of the studio's tools and equipment; most importantly the brake and jump shear.  You will try your hand with the studio's equipment, all of which is hand operated.  Interested students are advised to attend before you sign up for classes or come to an Assisted Studio.

    This class is free but please register as there is a class size limitation of 4 students. Class size is for safety so the instructor can focus on the presentation and to help students.

    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.

    Teacher/Monitor: Linda Sohlberg    Linda is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN. 

    Additional Contact -- Studio Lead: Chris Stanley

    • Sunday, August 25, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

    No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

    All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Monday, August 26, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: WE082619EM
    • 1
    Register

    This Combination Class for MIG or TIG Welding #3 and #4 is designed to efficiently let students complete either MIG or TIG #3 (Fabrication) OR #4 (Project/Practice) in the sequence leading to the use of the welding studio. Students should have completed Introduction to Welding #1 and #2 or MIG or TIG.

    This 3 hour class allows each student to design and work on a project of their choosing under the guidance of a professional welder. Your project should be the culmination of what you have learned in prior classes. 

    Details:

    • Students for #3 should be familiar with shop tools or should take the free course on Introduction to Welding Studio Machine Tools.  Students in #3 will learn to cut and fabricate accurate and sturdy joints leading to the ability to create basic furniture.
    • Students for #4 should design their project, create a cut list and procure their materials. You will find a drawing to be helpful in communicating with the instructor. You can use this as a starting point for a project to be finished later in open studio or on your own.  You will need to bring the materials necessary to work on their project. The class will give you the opportunity to fill any gaps in your welding experience or knowledge and to demonstrate that you have the skills to work independently in the welding studio.
    • There is a materials fee of $18 for 5 pounds of steel (from what is on hand), filler wire, gas, consumables and recycling included in the price of class.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear long sleeve natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics. 
    • (This class is open to Monitors who wish to practice or familiarize themselves -- providing the class is not fully subscribed.)

    Bio:
    Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future. 

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    If only one student has registered 72 hours before the class, the class may be cancelled. 

    • Tuesday, August 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO082719DK
    • 1
    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:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: 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: Dave Kaplan
    • Tuesday, August 27, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI082719PS
    • 0
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    Spend a day with Polly Adams Sutton learning techniques for creating a sculptural basket using artistic bead wire and her hand-gathered, meticulously prepared NW natural materials.

    Using inner cedar bark for the framework, or spokes, this sculptural basket employs basic twining with wire, to undulate, decorate, and shape this Western red cedar basket. The rim-finish is an easy lashed border of yellow cedar outer bark. Students will all create one beautiful artistic basket in this one day workshop.

    Materials Fee: $80 for basketry materials used to make your basket is included in the price of class. 

    Details:

    • Please note that for this class, cancellations received 14 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
    • Skill Level: Universal.  All skill levels welcome.
    • Ages: Ages 14+ welcome!
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator you can store your lunch in.


    Instructor Bio:
    Polly Adams Sutton is a Seattle artist. Her educational background was art with an emphasis on painting and printmaking. Once settled in the Pacific Northwest she was introduced to basketry through the Seattle Weaver’s Guild. It has been her practicing art ever since. She harvests cedar bark each spring in logging areas throughout Washington. Her sculptural work is primarily twined, although she experiments with wire as a woven element in her asymmetrical shapes. Her work is exhibited in galleries nationwide, and she has been recipient of many awards in juried exhibits, and was awarded an artist project grant in 2012 through the City of Seattle, to experiment with invasive vines in her work. She also received an Artist Trusts GAP Grant which she used in conjunction with a Seattle Weavers Guild Grant for investigating the basketry of Sardinia. Her piece is also on the cover of the book “500 Baskets”.

    Website: pollyadamssutton.com 

    Contact Polly at padamssutton@icloud.com 

    • Tuesday, August 27, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN, Book Arts Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Come bring your work and join others of like mind while we make books, do letterpress and use the equipment.  This is an independent work time, and limited supplies are available at cost. 

    Please register so we know how many will be coming. This is free for Members.

    Guest price is $20.

    • Tuesday, August 27, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code: MA082719JE
    • 4
    Register

    This class will teach you use a milling machine to perform an operation called pocket machining. The pocket is a rectangular feature that has length width and depth. The skills you will gain are layout, edge finding, setup, milling, use of the digital readout and some shop math.

    This class is most suitable for those that have had at least one other hands on class.

    There will be a $5 material fee included in the price of class.

    Teacher Bio:  Jerry Erickson is an engineer, machinist and Inventor . He has been very active in the BARN Metals Fabrication shop and has taught a number of our classes. He works with a number of companies to help them develop new mechanisms and products and improve their existing ones.

    Contact:  Jerry Erickson, Jericksonhome@msn.com


    • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI082119SC
    • 1
    Register

    Sign up to use the BARN Fiber Arts Studio Sailrite Industrial Machine.  BARN members who are certified to use the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine can sign up for those open studio times when a Sailrite safety monitor is hosting the open studio.

    PLEASE NOTE:  Only some of the BARN Fiber Arts open studio times have the safety monitors trained to supervise any use of the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine.

    Skill Level: BARN Member who has taken the Sailrite Industrial Machine Certification class and been certified to use the machine.

    Ages: Ages 18+

    Safety Monitor: Sybil Carrere


    • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR071719DC
    • 10

    This make-up class date is for only students who attended the original class that began on July 17 





    Instructor:

    Diane Crago received her degree in Fine Art from University of Washington.  She has taught art for 45 years, most recently painting classes for employees at Microsoft on the Redmond campus, and for the Experimental College at U.W.  She has shown her work internationally, and loves teaching small groups while retaining the private class experience.  She specializes in teaching the techniques shown on her website www.dianecrago.com.

    • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he 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. 
    • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI WA, Class Code: WE082819JL
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    Blacksmithing is heating pieces of wrought iron or steel until the metal becomes soft enough for shaping with hand tools, such as a hammer, anvil and chisel. Heating generally takes place in a forge fueled by propane, natural gas, coal, charcoal, or oil.

    This Basic Blacksmithing Class is a 2-session class of three hours each. These two three hour hands-on class allow you to learn basic techniques such as drawing, bending, and twisting and then advance to splitting, scrolling, and punching. You will be able to design, complete and take home simple projects such as bracelets, triangles, hooks, spoons, tools and more.  The class will include an introduction to heat treating if appropriate for the projects undertaken. 

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

    Session 1:

    • Safety and good practice
    • Discussion of “smithing” and the 5 main types: forging (sometimes called "sculpting"), welding, heat-treating, and finishing
    • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
    • Hands on drawing, bending, practical applications and beginning projects
    • Personal project design for next session

    Session 2:

    • Practicing drawing by using forge, anvil, and hammers to create a traditional Viking bracelet, spoons, forks, and various other items
    • Combining processes through forge work.
    • Individual student projects
    • Short demonstration of Oxy/Acetylene torch and use of the “rosebud” in metal forming

    Class Goals:

    • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, heat treatment and metal forming
    • Learn to bend, shape, drift and draw steel through traditional methods
    • Develop an understanding of traditional tools used in the blacksmithing trade including a forge, hammers, anvil, etc.

    Details:

    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes of either leather or cotton.  Athletic or synthetic shoes and stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Age 14 and up
    • Class size is limited to 4 students to provide good mentoring. 
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision. A full refund will be given.

    Instructor: 

    Jeremy Loerch is a successful small business owner of Monkey Wrench Fabrication studio, focused on original pieces made from all types of metal. Expertise includes teaching and curriculum development for youth, as well as adult programming. Contact:  jeremy_loerch@hotmail.com or (206) 992-8509

    Further Contact:

    Henry Sharpe, BARN Welding Studio Lead, henrysharpe@gmail.com
    or (206) 708-0561


    • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO082919MM
    • 4
    Register

    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
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Mike Morgan

    • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Letterpress Studio
    • 4
    Register

    Letterpress Monitored Open Studio is for participants who want to practice what they learned in Letterpress introductory classes.  Participants will work toward satisfying the qualifications needed for fob access to the studio to use the letterpress equipment and resources during Open Studios. A monitor will be present to assist you.  

    Please bring the Letterpress Instructional Packet you received as a handout from one of the introductory classes listed in the prerequisites below to guide your work.

    Details:

    • Prerequisites:  BARN Letterpress Fundamentals, Letterpress Bootcamp, or Letterpress 101.
    • Additional paper can be purchased in the studio. Please bring cash or a check made out to BARN.
    • Member rate: Free
    • BARN Guest rate: $20, you can register and pay on line or pay upon arrival with cash or check made out to BARN.

    If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Graving (peg10173@gmail.com).


    • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI082919CL
    • 1
    Register

    Sign up to use the BARN Fiber Arts Studio Sailrite Industrial Machine.  BARN members who are certified to use the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine can sign up for those open studio times when a Sailrite safety monitor is hosting the open studio.

    PLEASE NOTE:  Only some of the BARN Fiber Arts open studio times have the safety monitors trained to supervise any use of the Sailrite Industrial Sewing Machine.

    Skill Level: BARN Member who has taken the Sailrite Industrial Machine Certification class and been certified to use the machine.

    Ages: Ages 18+

    Safety Monitor: Carol Latham


    • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR082919KF
    • 6
    Register

    This class is designed to take pressure off students and parents surrounding what can—but needn’t—be an overly stressful process. We will discuss how to “triage” various essay prompts, how to make keeping track of deadlines and requirements as painless as possible, how to select a topic (i.e., a favorite story to tell about yourself), and how to begin structuring that story into a narrative that shows authentic self-awareness—and one that moves, interests, and perhaps even amuses you and your readers (college admissions officials) in the process. As in a typical writing workshop, we will begin to try those stories out on each other and offer constructive input as requested.

    Details:

    Age LevelYouth Class, Ages 13-18.

    • To register your youth please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youths first and last name (if different than yours). 
    • Please complete and return this fill-able PDF minor permission form
    • Tuition assistance is available.  Click here to apply.  
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 
    • If you have any questions, email JessH@bainbridgebarn.org 

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    Instructor:

    Kirsten Foster has worked with high school students as a language and writing tutor and college essay advisor for over 15 years. She is the owner and founder of The Old Boar Study Commons, a tutoring and study hall in downtown Winslow on Bainbridge Island. A former attorney, she practiced general litigation and intellectual property law at Perkins Coie, LLP in Seattle. She studied Comparative Literature and European History at UC San Diego (with exchange terms at NYU in Paris, Dartmouth and UC Berkeley), where she tutored in the writing program and was nominated for a Mellon Fellowship by the Dean of American Literature. She later accepted a fellowship to study English in the Ph.D. program at Tulane University in New Orleans before eventually earning her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. There she served on the Legal Research and Writing Board and as an Editor on the American Journal of Criminal Law.

    • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

    No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

    All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Friday, August 30, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE083019JL
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    Jewelry Studio Skills Assessment

    This class is designed for participants who want to have access to open studio times and already have previous experience making jewelry

    Participants will need to demonstrate basic tool use and studio safety.  For BARN Guests and Members, successful completion of the short class will be allowed access to the Jewelry Studio for working on projects of your choosing during monitored Open Studio hours only.  This class does not apply to personal use of the kiln or casting equipment. Please note that the general open studios times are free to Members. For guests/non-members there will be a $20 drop-in fee (please bring cash or check made out to BARN) to use Open Studio.
    To view the Open Studio times click here.

    Areas generally covered for the skills class:

    • Personal safety
    • Sawing and filing
    • Shears
    • Soldering solo
    • Rolling Mill
    • Pickling
    • Flex-Shaft
    • Polishing/ Buffer


    Details:

    • Please bring a sampling of your recently made jewelry to help showcase these skills.
    • Skills Assessments will be conducted during Open Studio times, twice monthly, dates specifically noted on the calendar for one student at a time.
    • There is a $10 class registration to reserve time with the monitor on duty for this assessment review.  No walk-in’s. This particular assessment class is for one student only because it is held during an Open Studio time.
    • Please note that brief interruptions during your assessment may happen as it is Open Studio time also and the monitor needs to be available / have awareness of safety.
    • Safety!  Please wear close-toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask (which can be found in the studio) must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.


    Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, August 31, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
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    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration preferred so we know how many to expect.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he 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. 
    • Saturday, August 31, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom
    • 8

    Are you seeking a new pathway into a rewarding career that does not require an academic degree? One that allows you to work with your hands and takes advantage of your creativity? There is a growing need for craftspeople and artists in the workforce. And young adults and people in transition need alternatives to a 4-year degree. Beginning in the fall of 2019, BARN will meet both of those needs by offering Certificate Programs in Woodworking or Jewelry-Making.

    Certificate students will learn through classes, guided and independent studio time, and participation in community service projects. Students will progress through three quarters, gradually moving into more advanced application of needed skills and building a portfolio of work.

    To read more about our general certificate program click here.

    Interested? Drop on in and join us for one of three information sessions scheduled for:

    August 31 (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM) and 
    September 12 (7:00 PM to 8:00 PM).

    Or contact BARN’s Certificate Program Coordinator Nanz Aalund by calling 206-842-4475, ext. 223, or by email (certifications@banbridgebarn.org) Career advisement and tuition assistance are available.


    • Saturday, August 31, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Letterpress Studio
    • 4
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    Letterpress Monitored Open Studio is for participants who want to practice what they learned in Letterpress introductory classes.  Participants will work toward satisfying the qualifications needed for fob access to the studio to use the letterpress equipment and resources during Open Studios. A monitor will be present to assist you.  

    Please bring the Letterpress Instructional Packet you received as a handout from one of the introductory classes listed in the prerequisites below to guide your work.

    Details:

    • Prerequisites:  BARN Letterpress Fundamentals, Letterpress Bootcamp, or Letterpress 101.
    • Additional paper can be purchased in the studio. Please bring cash or a check made out to BARN.
    • Member rate: Free
    • BARN Guest rate: $20, you can register and pay on line or pay upon arrival with cash or check made out to BARN.

    If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Graving (peg10173@gmail.com).

    • Sunday, September 01, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

    No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

    All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Sunday, September 01, 2019
    • Sunday, September 08, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA090119CS
    • 3
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    In this 2 session class, you will learn to use Fusion 360 to build a simple three dimensional model of your fidget spinner. Then we will learn how to use fusion 360 to output G code to run cutting paths on the CNC milling machine. Lastly we will cut out the body of your fidget spinner in plastic and insert three bearings into the spinner. Additional bearings can be purchased. Every student will take home a spinner that they have designed and built.


    Details:

    • All levels welcome.
    • Materials fee of $25
    • If you have a laptop with Fusion 360 installed on your computer, you should bring it to class to facilitate workflow.
    Instructor:
    Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop. Contact: cstanley3@mac.com


    • Tuesday, September 03, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Letterpress Studio
    • 4
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    Letterpress Monitored Open Studio is for participants who want to practice what they learned in Letterpress introductory classes.  Participants will work toward satisfying the qualifications needed for fob access to the studio to use the letterpress equipment and resources during Open Studios. A monitor will be present to assist you.  

    Please bring the Letterpress Instructional Packet you received as a handout from one of the introductory classes listed in the prerequisites below to guide your work.

    Details:

    • Prerequisites:  BARN Letterpress Fundamentals, Letterpress Bootcamp, or Letterpress 101.
    • Additional paper can be purchased in the studio. Please bring cash or a check made out to BARN.
    • Member rate: Free
    • BARN Guest rate: $20, you can register and pay on line or pay upon arrival with cash or check made out to BARN.

    If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Graving (peg10173@gmail.com).

    • Tuesday, September 03, 2019
    • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: ME090319CS
    • 4
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    *This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    In this two session class, you will learn the basics of G-code programming used throughout industry for controlling machine tools, routers, plasma cutters, 3D printers etc. Chris writes G code to machine metal forming dies for his jewelry projects. The focus in this class will be on the coding necessary to control the BARN CNC milling machine. Chris has an interesting approach to coding Mill work using spreadsheets.  By the end of this class you will have written code and cut out a simple project.


    * Prerequisite:
    Introduction to the Milling Machine class or equivalent.

    There is an added $10 materials fee for stock and O'hds that is included in the registration fee.


    Instructor: Chris Stanley

    Chris is a master model maker, inventer, and fourth generation artist. He has taught a variety of classes in the industrial design department at the Art Institute of Seattle.

    cstanley3@mac.com

    • Wednesday, September 04, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL090419GM
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    The Art of Glass Cutting is simply that, an art.  It is fascinating, exciting, and empowering when you are successful; when you are not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive. With a few simple tricks, and patience, you can master the 'Art of Glass Cutting'. Instructor Gregg Mesmer will focus on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting and more. There will be plenty of time for practice and personal attention! After demos, conversation and practice, you will go home having a better understanding of techniques and tools that will make cutting glass a breeze.

    This class is open to all levels.

    There will be a $10 materials fee included in your registration fee.

    Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.

    Instructor: Gregg Mesmer has been cutting glass professionally for decades. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio.  The techniques they have used over the years are varied and diverse. Gregg's expertise is in techniques involved in fabrication, not only  glass cutting, but also leading, soldering and glazing of stained glass windows. Over the years, he has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge park district and Olympic College.

    • Wednesday, September 04, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio

    Come join us in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio and Churchmouse for a sponsored charity knitting circle. Just bring your knitting needles. Everyone welcome!


    Free to Members and Non-Members. Registration is not required.

    Held every month on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.



    • Wednesday, September 04, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
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    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he 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. 
    • Thursday, September 05, 2019
    • Thursday, September 19, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE090519JL-1
    • 1
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    We will be making soldered bezels and settings round or oval cabochon stones.  The settings we will make will be simple and my end up as a pendant or ring.  Students will be learning how to wrap a bezel, solder it to a base, file, (maybe) saw or use other hand tools, use a flex shaft, set a basic cabochon cut stone, sand, and have and introduction to polishing. 


    Details:

    • This is a beginner / intermediate level class. 
    • $25 materials fee is in included in the class tuition when you register.
    • Students please bring:

    If you have and want to use your own, stones or detail wires (bead wire, gallery wire or twist wire)


    Instructor: Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas where she studied with world-renowned enamel artist Harlan Butt.  She has continued here education over the years with apprenticeships, trade school training, and skill building classes.  She believes in learning by doing, and continues to home her skills, practicing and acquiring new techniques from other jewelers and is continually expanding the definition of her jewelry.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Thursday, September 05, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code: PB090519HD+
    • 3
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