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

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

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

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

    Details:

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

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

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

    Hosts:

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

    • Sunday, October 09, 2022
    • Sunday, December 11, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI100922KM
    • 7
    Register

    Join us to make a small version of this charming modern pieced quilt. Beginners, experienced quilters, and everyone in between are welcome! If you’re new to quilting, you’ll learn basic quilting including two piecing techniques, preparing the quilt sandwich, and finishing. Experienced quilters will enjoy the clever piecing.

    The pattern makes 6 birds. So we can complete a quilt in the time available, however, we’ve reduced the project to 3 birds, resulting in a 32” x 36” quilt that you can use for a wall hanging or a lap or crib quilt, or whatever you like.

    This pattern can be “scrappy," (you can make it with leftovers from other projects) and it’s very “fat-quarter-friendly,” (for many of the various colors you need only 18”x22,” a “fat quarter,” of fabric).

    You will be able to work on the quilt during the class sessions and on your own in the Fiber Arts Studio or at home. Class sessions are spread out over several weeks so that you have time to work on your own if needed—quicker quilters may be able to complete the quilt during the class sessions without working outside class.

    The session on November 20 will be an optional work session. You’re welcome to come to the session if you need support or want the camaraderie. The first class session will include more details about the schedule.

    Thanks to Esther’s Fabrics in Winslow for providing support for our kits!

    Materials options (choose your option when registering):

    Option 1 ($110.00): A coordinated kit to complete a 3-bird version of the quilt shown in the photo above. All kit fabrics are gorgeous premium fabrics sourced from our local store Esther’s Fabrics in Winslow on Bainbridge Island (esthersfabrics.com), and Esther’s is providing a 15% discount. The kit includes fabric, thread, a pattern with annotations, and batting—everything your need to complete a 3-bird version of the quilt.

    Option 2 ($10.00): For only the pattern with annotations. Bring your own fabric, thread, and batting as shown on the attached document. If you buy any of your own materials from Esther’s Fabrics (esthersfabrics.com), mention this class (“Budgie Quilt, taught by Kelly MacDonald, at BARN”) to receive a 15% discount. Here are the requirements: Budgie Fabric Requirements.pdf

    Supplies Needed:

    Sewing Tools: rotary cutter, ruler, pins/clips, etc., or borrow some from the Fiber Studio.

    • Your sewing machine, or sign up to reserve one of BARN’s machines.

    Details:

    • Skill Level: Beginners, experienced quilters, and everyone in between are welcome

    • Prerequisites: If you are going to use a BARN sewing machine-certification on BARN’s Presto 2 sewing machines by taking Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines

    • 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:

    Kelly MacDonald is an enthusiastic Bainbridge Island quilter who has recently become active in BARN’s Fiber Studio. Kelly learned to sew as a child in 4H, and her sewing mentor has always been her mother. As often as she can get away from her day job, which is running her business, MacDonald and Associates, Kelly attends quilting workshops to build skills and be inspired.

    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 19, 2023
    • 20 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 20
    Register

    Calling All Open Weavers: 

    Basket makers of all levels and backgrounds are welcome! Bring your current projects, completed works, or just your curiosity. Weavers share techniques, design ideas, materials information; ask and answer questions, and problem solve. 

    To receive email reminders of this event, please register.  Drop in are welcome.

    We meet the third Tuesday of each month, from 10 am to 2 pm in the Fiber Arts Studio. Email Cyndy Holtz with questions: [email protected]

    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]


    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-8:00pm, Class Code: ME111522DH
    • 2
    Register

    *Prerequisites are required to take this class. Please see below.

    In the first session of this two-session class, you’ll learn the essentials of BARN’s CNC Lathe, and the operating concepts to safely operate it. We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand lathe motion on the Z & X axes, selecting and establishing part-zeros, various cutting tools in the tool library, and diameter & Z-offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it).

    In the second session, we’ll load a model created by one of the students into Fusion 360, examine and prove the CAM setup and g-code, cut some air, and then cut some metal.

    PrerequisitesThe prerequisites provide an important foundation for learning how to use the CNC Lathe and use of it during open studio:

    • A manual lathe class (or commensurate experience) 
    • Intro to Centroid CNC Interface
    • Fusion 360 CAM for the CNC Lathe (or CNC Mill) prior to the second session of this class
    • Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

    Details:

    • There is a materials fee of $5 for this class.
    • It is recommended that you download the Centroid CNC Lathe manual and peruse it prior to class. The manual can be found here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio. Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor BioAs a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

    Contact: David Hays at [email protected]

    • Saturday, November 19, 2022
    • Saturday, December 10, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Tree Farm (check in at Admin Office)
    Register

    Come help Craft BARN's Future by volunteering at the Tree Farm!

    Help donors select, tag, and harvest holiday trees. Multiple days and shifts available. If you want multiple shifts, you must sign up for each shift individually.

    Please note: This will be outdoors, rain or shine. Dress appropriately. Volunteers should be age 14 or above and able to help donors cut, lift, and secure trees for transport. 


     



    • Sunday, November 20, 2022
    • Saturday, December 10, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Tree Farm Property

    Help BARN secure land for future expansion and give makers of all ages more opportunities to learn and use hands-on skills. As a thank you for your donation of $200 or more, you can tag and harvest a beautiful noble fir! 

    For information about donating and harvesting a tree, please visit bainbridgebarn.org/trees

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

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

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

    Details:

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

    • Registration is not required.

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

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

    Host:

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



    • Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 27, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio

    Love to sew? Quilters, apparel-makers, home-dec creators, bag-makers—any and all kinds of sewists are welcome to join other sewing enthusiasts Tuesday afternoons.

    Use BARN’s cutting tables to cut out something big. Use one of BARN’s sewing machines or BARN’s tools, or bring your 

    own from home. Get inspired by fellow sewists and show us what you’re working on! 

    Please note: the purpose of this Better Together session is to enjoy sewing together. Instruction isn’t planned, but you may meet experienced sewists willing to share advice and help.

    Details:

    • Free for 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.


    • Wednesday, November 23, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 27, 2023
    • 59 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Host: Dale Walker
    • 19
    Register

    Bring your handwork projects and stitch with your BARN friends.

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

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

    Details:

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

    • Registration is not required.

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

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


    Host: Dale Walker

    • Wednesday, November 23, 2022
    • Wednesday, January 10, 2024
    • 63 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 20
    Register

    Calling All Weavers: 

    Do you like to weave on a rigid heddle loom? 

    Crazy about frame loom weaving?

    In love with weaving on floor looms? 

    Does weaving tapestry pieces make your heart flutter?

    Do you love turning cards when you tablet weave?

    Do you want to practice your inkle loom weaving?

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

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

    Details:

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

    • Registration is not required.

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

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
      • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
      • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI112922MAL
      • 2
      Register

      Join us for two Tuesday mornings sewing Bowl Cozies. These great gifts—which you can use for taking hot bowls from the microwave or for keeping hot bowls hot—are quick to sew and great for using up your scraps! In a morning you can make a set for each person on your gift list. 

      The instructions include three sizes: to fit 6”-diameter, 8”-diameter, or 12”-diameter bowls. You adjust the size of the cozy by adjusting the size of your starting square and the size of the darts on each size. And for the “quilt-curious,” this is a great first or second project using batting. Plus, though the pattern shows the cozies made one piece of fabric for each side, you can also piece your squares, for even more scrap-busting.

      Please note that this is a sew-along, not a class, and instruction isn’t planned for this activity. We hope sewists of all levels will be joining us, so you should be able to ask questions, but please do not expect to be taken through the project step-by-step.

      Supplies Needed:

      • Your own copy of the free instructions: Free Soup Bowl Cozie
      • Fabric, thread, and batting to make cozies in the size of you choice. Check the note in the instructions about microwave-safe materials. The Fiber Studio does have fabric and thread available for purchase, though you may not find the exact color, amount, style, or fabric content you want.
      • Tools: rotary cutter and rulers, marking tools, scissors, pins, and needles. You are also welcome to bring your own tools.
      • Sign up to use one of BARN’s sewing machines (prerequisite: Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines) or bring your own. 
      • Non-Members if you would like to use one of BARN's machines please email [email protected]

      Details:

      • Prerequisites: If you are going to use a BARN sewing machine-certification on BARN’s Presto 2 sewing machines by taking Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines
      • Skill Level: All levels (Beginners welcome)
      • The sew-along officially starts at 9am and ends at 1pm, but if your fob has been activated, you can come earlier and stay as long as you like.
      • 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: Marcia Adams-Landry is a founding member of BARN and a life-long sewist. Marcia first learned about bowl cozies from former Fiber Studio user Beth Jelec, and they are such a fun project, Marcia wanted to reintroduce them to everyone!


      • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
      • Tuesday, January 31, 2023
      • 10 sessions
      • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
      • 3
      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 session held on Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

      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]

      • Thursday, December 01, 2022
      • Thursday, January 26, 2023
      • 9 sessions
      • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
      • 4
      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 Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

      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]

      • Saturday, December 03, 2022
      • Saturday, December 17, 2022
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN ETA Studio. Class code: EL120322CS
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Take control of your world. Learn to use an Arduino (an easy to use, inexpensive microcontroller) to sense and control your world.

      The Arduino is an Italian-designed microcontroller board intended for designers and makers to open up the world of microprocessor control to them. We will be using three programs to write code to control light, sound and movement in this three session class. We will be using block language as well as conventional C++ programing to control the Arduinos. This is a very open system. Your fear of coding should not put you off from this class.

      Details:

      Instructor:

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

      Contact: [email protected]

      • Monday, December 05, 2022
      • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI1205222MS
      • 2
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      Just in time for the holidays, this youth-only class allows participants to experience BARN's Kitchen while making delicious holiday treats. 

      Chef Marcela Sandoval shares one of her favorite holiday recipes - Gingerbread Cookies. We'll put our technical skills to the test, produce and decorate a classic treat to take home and enjoy with family and friends. 

      Details:

      • For students ages 12-18. 
      • Registration closes Nov. 30.
      • A $15 materials fee is included in the price of the class. 
      • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
      • Please have students bring a plastic container to take food home.
      • 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 
      • We are grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for a cultural funding grant that enables us to reduce the costs of Maker Monday classes for families.

      Instructor - Chef Marcela Sandoval served as BARN’s Kitchen Studio lead from 2019-2020, and has been teaching and volunteering at BARN since 2017. Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela spent 18 years accompanying her diplomatic husband around the world. She has lived in China, Zambia, North Korea, Nepal, and Tanzania.

      Growing up in South Texas, Marcela’s culinary roots are with traditional Mexican cuisine. She is Cordon Bleu-trained, worked in restaurants in DC and Beijing, sold gelato in Lusaka, ran a tapas bar in Pyongyang, trained restaurant staff in Kathmandu, and taught cooking to students from Tanzania to Bainbridge Island. Marcela’s life experiences are reflected in her cooking.


      • Monday, December 05, 2022
      • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN Welding/Sheet Metal Shop, Class code: ME120522BM
      • 0
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      Make a desktop Christmas tree out of sheet metal. Learn how to use all the tools you'll need to prepare and build your creations: cutters, grinders, vices, and spot welders. Get ready to make some sparks fly! 

      Details

      • This class is for students ages 12-16.
      • When you register your youth, please be sure to enter their name in the Youth's Name field.
      •  Please enter the parent or guardian's email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email.
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
      • 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.
      • Participants must wear natural-fiber clothing, long pants and closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics. Tie back long hair. These safety measures are strictly enforced.

      Instructor

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

      • Monday, December 05, 2022
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • BARN Fiber Arts Studio FI120522KM
      • 3
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      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

      • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
      • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO120622JH
      • 0
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      Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during BARN Woodshop's 30 weekly hours of Open Studio.

      About this Class

      Students are given a piece of wood to cut and shape in this hands-on class. This is a companion to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2, which may be taken before or after this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class. Please see the calendar for more details.

      To use the shop, you also will 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


      • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
      • Thursday, December 08, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE120622KL
      • 0
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      This two session class will introduce you to the art of stone cutting.

      Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process. All base materials will be provided.

      Students are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

      Completion of this Intro class gains you access to open studio time to use the lapidary equipment. This Intro class is also the prerequisite for all intermediate lapidary classes. 

      Details:

      • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
      • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/ snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.


      Instructor:  

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

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

      Contact: [email protected]

      • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL120622DR
      • 0
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      This Fused Glass Snowflake class will have you successfully creating a 7 inch X 7 inch ornament ready for your tree or gift giving in plenty of time for for the holidays! You will learn glass cutting skills and then use a pattern of stacking to create a beautiful keepsake. 

      There will be plenty of glass colors to choose from to customize your ornament. A silver colored fiber ornament hanger is included. You will go home with a pattern and detailed instructions so that you can create more of these on your own.

      You will cut and assemble your piece on Tuesday, December 6. Your fused glass creation will be available for pickup by Thursday, December 8.


      Details:

      • No experience necessary. Open to all levels.
      • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

      Instructor: Donna Rodger

      Donna has been creating glass since 2017. Teaching introductory classes and mentoring is a natural extension of her career as a Critical Care Nurse Educator.

      Taking complex concepts and tasks and breaking them down into easily understood pieces is her strength.



      • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
      • Wednesday, December 07, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120622JS
      • 0
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      * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

      If you're a woodturner, you can gear up for the holidays by making projects for your own table or for personally designed gifts. The system you will learn in the class is applicable to many turning projects.

      In this 2-session class, you will choose two of these items to make:

      • High-quality pizza cutter
      • Sleek, stainless steel bottle opener
      • Micro plane zester (fine grater)
      • Elegant pie knife
      • Cheese slicer
      • Bottle stopper (wine, liquor or oil/vinegar)
      • Pig-tail food flipper
      • Ice cream scoop
      • Coffee scoop

      During the first session, you will create a design, and then learn how to use a Ruth Niles mandrel to mount stock on the lathe. You will turn and sand this project, and select a finish for it.  During the second session, you will turn and sand your second project, sand and learn how to apply finish and buff both, then mount the hardware.

       Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • Open to those who have taken Intro to Woodturning, plus Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.
      • 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.
      • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • BARN's Small Classroom 6:00-8:00pm, Class code: ME120622DH
      • 3
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      *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

      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]

      • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code ME120622CJ
      • 6
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      Photo courtesy Ken Rothmuller

      While we strive to make the best shot when we press the shutter, sometimes we fall short. One more chance is available to tweak our images afterwords during the editing process. Instead of diving into the nits and grits of a particular image editor (Photos, Lightroom, etc.), we will take more or a top down approach - asking “what elements are detracting from maximizing the photos impact?”. Once the problems are identified, generic editing tools (like crop, exposure, color correction, transform and pop) that can fix or reduce the problematic areas will be demonstrated. This class will give you a way of approaching the editing process and the steps necessary to make the most of your best photos.

      Students may anonymously submit photos (no embarrassments) via email that we will review and discuss during  the student review portion/section of the class. You can submit a few photos via email to [email protected]


      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 Bio:

      Photo courtesy Ken RothmullerKen Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.
      Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.
      He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: [email protected]


      • Wednesday, December 07, 2022
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI120722TW
      • 4
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      Rigid Heddle Loom weaving

      Weaving on a rigid heddle loom is fun and easy. The looms are small and portable and your weaving can be as simple or as complex as you like. This class is for those new to weaving or established weavers looking for a way to make quick projects.

      Class participants learn how to direct warp the loom, how to do simple balanced weaving, how to identify and fix simple mistakes, and how to remove the finished project from the loom.

      Rigid heddle looms are perfect for weaving with hand-knitting yarns. Participants choose from a variety of yarns provided by BARN for making a scarf to finish by the end of class and take home.

      Details:

      • Skill Level: Universal - from beginners to advanced weavers

      • Materials Fee: $25 (included in the price of class).  Yarn for this class project will be provided.

      • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator and a microwave for your use.

      • 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.

      InstructorTerry Winer
      • Wednesday, December 07, 2022
      • Wednesday, December 14, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Small Classroom 6:30-8:00pm, Class Code: MA0120722JO
      • 1
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      Create a pattern you can cast into metal and begin your casting journey!

      About this Class

      Learn one of many ways to create a pattern of the casting you envision. Once completed, you can use the pattern in our “Metal Casting in the Foundry” class to create a mold for molten bronze or aluminum to produce your casting.

      Making a pattern is the first of three basic steps of the Foundry Arts:

      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 (online), 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. A foundry casting event - Guided Open Studio - is available to those who’ve attended Metal Casting in the Foundry or who have demonstrated competency in the foundry. Our goal is to host this event each month, so check the calendar. Registration is required for all Foundry and Casting events.

      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

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

        • Thursday, December 08, 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code: GL120822MB
        • 0
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        This class is an introduction to working with the torches and tools available in the Glass Arts Studio. The instructor will demonstrate and then guide you through very basic torchworking skills. You will have time to practice pulling stringer from rod, creating a marble, or just melting glass to create shapes. This class also covers personal safety while operating the torches as well as studio safety and operational policies of the Glass Arts Studio.

        Successful completion of this class will allow you to use the torches in the Studio during Monitored or Open Studio Access for your own projects. It also qualifies you to take specialty classes such as Introduction to Torchwork: Beadmaking

        This is a one afternoon class. Any items left for annealing (heating the glass) can be picked up the next day.

        Details:

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

        Michele Benson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Potsdam State College in New York and a Master's degree in Social Work from Portland State University. After many years in the the field of child protection, Michele retired and opened Sandhill Glass Studio (formerly Cuttlefish Glass Studio) where she taught Lampworking (torchwork) for over ten years until she moved to Washington State.

        Michele has taught Lampworking (torchwork) to students at OIT (Oregon Institute of Technology) and Klamath Community College, and written articles for Softflex Jewelry Company.

        Michele is a long-time member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and is currently a member of the Florida Glass Dragons. When not in her studio, Michele volunteers for the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County and the Kitsap Humane Society. Prior to covid, she enjoyed traveling, scuba diving and underwater photography.
        • Thursday, December 08, 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
        • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI120822FF
        • 4
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        Sewing is fun! This cap-sleeved scoop-neck top you’ll make from woven fabric can go with any thing from jeans or jammie bottoms to a power suit. The pattern includes bust/chest sizes from 32 to 58 inches. Come find out how fun and easy in one of these project-based Learn to Sew classes. In each class, through making one very simple project, you’ll pick up a few key skills that will prepare you for more complicated projects in the future. Take just one class or take them all.


        Each project teaches different skills, but all projects will cover these basics:

        • Cutting fabric with a rotary cutter
        • Sewing a typical seam with a “seam allowance” and knowing whether a seam needs finishing
        • Pressing seams
        • Using measuring and marking tools

        Key skills for Making a Top

        • Reading a commercial pattern, including finding your size
        • Sewing darts
        • Applying bias facing
        • Setting sleeves
        • Basic hemming

        Note: the class is scheduled for 3.5 hours. You may not need the entire time to complete the project. If you need more time, you can arrange with your instructor to come to a Better Together Sewing Session

        Details:

        • The first half hour will cover basic sewing machine operations. The first 30 minutes is optional for people who have taken Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines, and you’re welcome to attend as a refresher.
          Skill Level:
          These classes are geared toward beginners, but more experienced sewists are also welcome to join.
        • Material Fees:  $40–all materials and supplies provided by BARN: Scout Teepattern from Grainline Studio, solid fabric (your choice of white, black, navy, orgray)
        • 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: 

        Fran Fuller learned to sew from her mother when she was 6 or 7 and made clothing and other projects for herself and for friends through high school and college. Now she sews bags, apparel, and other projects at home and at BARN. She is the coordinator of the BARN sewing program.

        • Thursday, December 08, 2022
        • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
        • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI120822
        • 8
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        Have a sewing project you want to work on?  Do you need a bit of help or advice? Stop by on your way home from work or school and join sewing mentors who will help you with your project.

        This workshop provides coaching for the projects you want to work on. No formal instruction or project is planned. Sewists with all levels of skill are welcome.

        Beginners: If you have never sewed, but want to learn, get started with basic skills in a Learn to Sew class. Then practice and develop those skills in this workshop.

        What supplies students should bring:

        • Bring your own project, including fabric. 

        Details:

        • Skill Level: Sewists with all levels of skill are welcome
        • Prerequisites: certification on BARN’s Presto 2 sewing machines by taking Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

        • Ages 14 and older are welcome

        • 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.

        This workshop hosted by Nancy Heilman and Catherine Camp


        • Thursday, December 08, 2022
        • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
        • BARN Welding Shop, Class Code: WE120822JO
        • 4
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        Learn how to finish your rough casting with all of its unwanted gates, sprues, and runners.

        About this Class

        Learn when to remove specific gates and sprues, and see how to finish the casting by grinding, texturing, and polishing to a desired finish (a separate class may be needed if machining is required). A media-blast cabinet may be used to get the desired texture. It’s also possible some blemishes will need to be filled using a TIG welder. Finally, you’ll learn how to apply a patina of your choice to achieve the finished look that appeals to you.

        Finishing the casting is the third of three basic steps of Foundry Arts:

        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 (online), 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. A foundry casting event - Guided Open Studio - is available to those who’ve attended Metal Casting in the Foundry or who have demonstrated competency in the foundry. Our goal is to host this event each month, so check the calendar. Registration is required for all Foundry and Casting events.

        Details

        • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry like bracelets that can get caught in machinery are allowed. Please tie back long hair. 
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

        Instructors

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

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

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

        • Thursday, December 08, 2022
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • The Writers' Studio at BARN, Class Code: WR120822JH
        • 6
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        If you love exploring new places, this travel writing workshop is for you. Learn how to transform your travel experiences into engaging travelogues that will captivate your readers -- regardless of whether you're hoping to publish or simply want to share your experiences with family and friends. In this course, we'll talk about story angles and structure, observational writing, and capturing a sense of place. We'll also touch on pitching web and magazine editors. By the end of the workshop, you'll have the skills and confidence you need to write a genuinely compelling travelogue.

        Details:

        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
        Instructor Bio: Jennifer Hemmingsen is Seattle Times opinion columnist and editorial writer whose recent work has appeared in the Kansas City Star,  Missoulian, WOSU-FM (Columbus, OH), Grand Island Independent, Cayman Compass, The Free Lance-Star, Bridge Michigan, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and KUNI FM.
        • Thursday, December 08, 2022
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, Monitor: Nathan Abell
        • 7
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        Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

        A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

        Monitor: Nathan Abell

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

        Important Details:

        • Registration is recommended.
        • If the front door is locked when you arrive, please ring the doorbell on the grey post for the monitor to let you in.
        • There are 7 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. Please register for only two sessions per week.
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

        Contact: [email protected]


        • Friday, December 09, 2022
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
        • Welding & Sheet Metal Shop, Class Code ME120922BM
        • 2
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        The welding & sheet metal Orientation class is required for folks new to the shop. You’ll get a full overview of the capabilities, hazards, and safety protocols practiced while working in this space.

        About this Class

        Major tools will be identified, and their use discussed along with the related hazards. You’ll learn the various welding and plasma cutting capabilities the studio has to offer, and proper use of grinders, cutters, and saws. You’ll also be introduced to the myriad sheet metal working tools available, both hand-held, as well as the larger shears, roll, brakes, and spot welder.

        This “Observe & Learn”, no-cost class offers only the basic but required understanding of what’s possible in our Welding & Sheet Metal studio. Hands-on experience with these tools is gained by taking classes.

        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.

        Our Welding and Sheet Metal Studio is fondly referred to as the Jack Archer Workshop or "JAWS" in honor of our BARN beloved instructor, Jack Archer.

        Details

        • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
        • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton). No stretch fabrics.
        • Registration is limited to 4 students. If the class fills, please join the waitlist (there is no cost to do so). If a seat becomes available, you will be notified. If you find you will not be able to attend this open studio, please contact [email protected] so that we can contact those on the waitlist.
        • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
        • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

        Instructor

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


        • Friday, December 09, 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE120922CE
        • 5
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