BARN All Classes and Events

    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom
    • 9
    Register

    Join fellow weavers for a year-long study group to view the Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild  episodes on our big screen in BARN's small classroom or the great room. We will learn new weaving techniques and share our success as weavers.

    Details:

    • You can be a beginner or master weaver to join this group.
    • This is free for BARN members. Non-Members $50 for the year. 
    • Please register for this series so we know how many will be attending. You can register at any time. Although you are signing up for the whole series, you can attend each session or pick and choose the episodes you want to view. We may also decide to view part year's episodes if there is interest.
    • Participants will need to enroll in the Jane Stafford online guild by clicking here. The online guild requires you to join membership for a fee to join ($75.77) and BARN is not facilitating your enrollment in the Jane Stafford Textiles Online Guild. Once you join, you will also have access to all the past episodes and helpful information posted on the Jane Stafford Textile Weaving Guild website. 

    Schedule

    Wednesdays  Topic
    Jan. 22nd  Introduction to Twill
    Feb. 26th  Introduction to Fiberworks PCW (warping software)
    April 8th  Small Threading Twill Gamp
    May 13th  Point Twill Gamp
    June 10th  Large Threading Twill Gamp
    July 15th  Color and Weave Meets Twill (Gamp)
    August 19  Twill Takes Basket Weave on a Date
    Sept. 23  Shadow Weave
    Oct. 21  Welt Face Twills
    Dec. 9  Grand Finale

    Group Host:
    Catherine Camp, ccamp@bainbridgebarn.org

    More about the instructor Jane Stafford:

    Jane began weaving at the age of 21, purchasing a new Fanny with the help of a chattel mortgage on her Chevette. Before two years were up she was accepted as an under-qualified, but very ambitious student at the Baniff School of Fine Arts. Two years later she was a teacher’s assistant there and, in a few more, an instructor herself.  In subsequent years, Jane has had the great fortune to be able to earn a living doing what she loves most, weaving, and sharing her passion for excellence in cloth. Jane has been both a production weaver and a workshop instructor, helping students reach their potential across the continent, for over 25 years. She was the recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award for 2014 from Handwoven Magazine. Jane now teaches exclusively in her studio on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

    • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    • 9 sessions
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    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.

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

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

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

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR012920JG
    • 0
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    Learn fresh ways to express and hear your writing voice in this eight -week series. You will surprise yourself, learn more about your strengths, and enjoy writing activities in a supportive group setting.  You will also have the option to submit up to three poems or 10-12 prose pages for written comments and then have time to workshop. 

    Julie Gardner, an Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate, has led WritersGathering writing groups, workshops and retreats in Seattle for nearly a decade. A safe environment for writers of all levels and all genres is created. Past participants have said they learn more about their strengths, discover new ones, develop their repertoire of craft elements, take risks, generate writing, and have fun learning and generating writing with others. Two to three prompts are offered followed by optional readings and responses. 






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    • Saturday, February 15, 2020
    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO021520TB
    • 1
    Registration is closed

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

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

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

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your tote during Open Studio time in order to complete it by the end of the class. To participate in these sessions, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See dates on the calendar. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also participate at no charge for the duration of this class.)
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools in either order. Both classes are recommendedd for students who want to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    • This class includes a half-hour lunch break. Please bring a sack lunch  because there won't be enough time to go out. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchenette on the lower level.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Todd Butler grew up in a woodworking family and studied hand tool use at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. He is a furniture-maker through his part-time business, The Butler Did It. He uses hand tools regularly, although there he was in the October 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking, learning to use a CNC router with guidance from Tim Celeski, the designer of BARN's woodworking benches. Mark Bixby will assist.
    • Saturday, February 15, 2020
    • Saturday, December 19, 2020
    • 42 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio

    Monitored Open Studio for students having completed one or more of the following classes:  A-Z of Fusing,  A-Z of Stained Glass, A-Z of Mosaics, Coldworking Intensive, and Basic Lampworking.  Coldworking and Lampworking studio use have additional requirements.  Contact the studio Lead if you have questions. Glass.Lead@Bainbridgebarn.org

    BARN members are free.

    Non-member drop in fee $20.00 payable at the beginning of the open studio, by cash or check made out to BARN.

    There is no need to register.


    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL
    • 0
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    This advanced class is for experienced fusers and is designed to take your glass skills to a new level.  You will learn various techniques utilizing the vitrigraph kilns to make stringer and murrine that you will incorporate into three projects. 

    Day 1 of class you will learn vitrigraph kiln basics including color management, the different techniques for pulling cane and stringer, and recognizing hollows in cane.  The rest of the day you will be pulling cane and stringer and begin cutting the cane into murrini for your first project.

    Day 2, you will incorporate the cut murrine and sheet glass into a project of your own design.  Once the first project is in the kiln, the class will work in teams to pull more stringer for the second project.  The second half of the day begins with a discussion designed to simplify the complex appearance of the 3D chevron technique which is the second project.  You will design a pattern and arrange your stringer on sheet glass and load it into the kiln for firing.

    Day 3 requires the greatest skill level.  You will be precisely cutting your 3mm patterned glass into thin strips, and coldworking the strips using the belt sander or lap wheel to ensure edges fit tightly together.  You will then thoroughly clean and assemble the strips into a pleasing chevron pattern of your choice. 

    Day 4 you will have time to finish up the work from Day 3 and then create a third project utilizing sheet glass and leftovers from both the murrine and chevron projects.  Projects from Day 3 and 4 will be fired at the end of class.

    Details:

    • The class schedule does not include time for slumping pieces.  Items can be left in the Studio to be slumped and then picked up on an arranged date.
    • Due to the unpredictability of this class, scheduled time may be exceeded.  Please plan on staying later if need be to get the most out of this class.
    • The materials fee for this class is included in the cost of class and covers all equipment, glass, fiber paper, shelf paper, and Zyp. The studio will have some strip cutting systems available for use.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
    • The class is long and intensive so bring a lunch and snacks.  There is a microwave and a refrigerator to store your items. 


    About our Instructor:  Fyodor Zubanov is a physicist who for the past 26 years has used his artistic and technical skills working for Microsoft, and is currently a manager in Microsoft Services.  Five years ago he gave his wife a kiln for her birthday.  He quickly found glass addictive, and together they started Games of Colors where they create and sell their work.  Fyodor constantly studied fusing glass techniques on-line, in books and classes, and finally developed the Chevron Technique.  He has written two e-books on his technique and we are fortunate to have him teach at BARN. 

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


    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PB022220EC
    • 6
    Register

    Monotype is a printmaking process that can lend itself to gestural and expressive mark making. You will be instructed in the use of a variety of printmaking approaches, including trace monotype, viscosity printing, and additive and subtractive methods which will include using brushes, rollers, rags, oil sticks, etc. to create unique images.  All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced with instruction tailored to individual needs and goals. 

    The monotype printmaking process lends itself to gestural and expressive mark making, and Eric will demonstrate viscosity printing, layering techniques and the use of alternative media in making monotypes.

    Details:

    • No prerequisite is required.  This workshop is appropriate for both the beginning and the advanced printmaker.
    • A Materials Fee of $20 will be added to the class cost when you register, which includes your first large sheet of print paper.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • Additional print paper is available for purchase at $5/sheet.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks; there is an eating area in the Commons adjacent to the Print Studio, and a kitchen for storing and reheating food.


    About the Instructor
    Eric Chamberlain, a Seattle based artist, shows his work at Shift Gallery in Seattle, and has exhibited with Shift at the Seattle Art Fair for the past three years. His work is included in a number of permanent collections, including the Museum of NW Art in La Conner, Hotel Max Seattle, and Meryl Lynch Bellevue. Eric currently teaches at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle; his previous positions include art instruction at Creative Arts Week, Maine, Kirkland Arts Center, Washington, and Adjunct Professor, SMU, Texas.

    "I continue to depict everyday objects, creating imagery that juxtaposes both imagined and observed memories. Recently, as I spend more time in the studio, I have begun to incorporate an array of bottles, jars, cans and architectural elements from my workspace.

    blog.ericdaychamberlain.com 


    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE022220JL
    • 5
    Register

    *Prerequisites required, please see below.

    Every tiny precious object deserves a beautiful locket to keep it safe, a locket that opens smoothly on well-constructed hinges and closes with a satisfying snap of the clasp. We'll build such containers in this class, starting with roll-printing to decorate the locket case, followed by demos and discussion of the infinitely variable intricacies of constructing lockets, hinges, and catches. 


    Details:

    • This is an intermediate level class. You should be able to solder on your own.
    • $20 materials fee is included in tuition.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.

    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.


    Instructor: Julia Lowther Growing up in Monteverde, Costa Rica, my hands were always busy with embroidery, crochet, weaving, and other fiber arts. I moved to Seattle in 1996, discovered metal, and quickly gravitated to chains -- an appealing transformation of stiff, unruly wire into flexible structures of satisfying weight. The manual dexterity gained from decades of needlework translated neatly to working at a jewelry scale. I believe the craft arts have immense value. They are the best and finest expressions of the alliance between our big brains and our opposable thumbs. Fine craft is living art, coming down off the walls, taking to the streets, making every day artful and special, and inviting people to join the community and become makers themselves. 


    Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO022320JW
    • 14
    Register

    Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered. 

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

    This class is free, but please register so we know how many to expect.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SM022320LS
    • 2
    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, February 23, 2020
    • 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, February 23, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, KI02232020
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Pexels.comThis hands-on introduction to BARN's Kitchen allows participants time to work through a recipe, be trained on various pieces of equipment (ovens, induction burners, Kitchen Aide mixers, and/or food processors), as well as, orient themselves to BARN's Kitchen. BARN's Kitchen is permitted by the Kitsap Health Department. This requires food novices to become familiar with appropriate methods of food preparation for public consumption, storing food and kitchen cleanliness. These standards will be reviewed and practiced as a part of the orientation production.  

    Details:

    • What we make each month for the hands-on portion will vary each month.
    • There is a materials fee of $5 for the ingredients included in the class price.
    • Please bring a leak proof container to take home your sweet treats.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class and keep your hair up.
    • This class will become a prerequisite for Open Studio Participation.


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    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Print & Book Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Beginning print makers should either have taken or be currently enrolled in an introductory level class, and be able to work with existing skills. The monitor is there to provide guidance and help with occasional problem-solving. Maximum of 10 people.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: some introductory-level printmaking experience. If you are at a level where you need more attention than general guidance, please enroll in  a class or workshop. To view additional classes, click here.
    • This open studio is free to members. Non-Members pay a $20 drop in fee. Non-Members, please bring cash or check made out to BARN OR register and complete payment online.
    • Open studio users are expected to know where studio tools, supplies, and equipment is kept, to respect the standards and policies posted for studio use, to be considerate of others, and to leave the studio neat and clean when finished.     
    • A variety of print paper is available for purchase in the print studio. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to make purchases.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 
    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI022420FL
    • 9
    Register

    In this workshop, you will make a round quilted fabric casserole carrier in the BARN Fiber Studio. This handy-dandy dish caddie is easy to make and easy to use and perfect for carrying a warm quiche to its final destination. Minimal sewing skills are needed: you will cut out the pattern and share our sewing machines (or bring your own) to assemble.

    If you have signed up for the quiche class in Kitchen Arts you can use your caddie the same day. The quiche class is in Kitchen Arts in the morning and is a separate registration if you choose to do both.


    Instructor Bio:

    Fran Fuller and Alex McKeon are relatively new members and very enthusiastic sewists in the Fiber Arts Studio. Recently they’ve been partnering to offer youth activities in the Studio.



    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, FI022420XX

    The BARN Fiber Arts studio would like to extend an invitation for youth and teens (12 and older)  to come to the Monday open studio from 2:00-4:00 on early dismissal Mondays, starting January 6th.  This is a self directed time where youth can work on their own projects, with their own materials. There will be studio monitors present to answer questions and support your projects.  This is an open studio time for all BARN Fiber Artists, with a special invitation to youth.  

    You are Welcome to attend any of the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind.  

    FREE for BARN Members and Youth under the Age of 18

    $20 Drop-in Fee for Adult Nonmembers.


    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code MA022420PM
    • 3
    Register

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

    This class is free but please register so we know how many to expect.

    Instructor:

    Peter Mosely

    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022420HS
    • 2
    Register

    Introduction to Welding Studio Power Tools (Free)

    Students will become familiar with the use of power tools in the Welding Studio. Tools covered are the cold saw, horizontal and vertical band saws, drill press, hand and stationary grinders and/or "porta-band". All students should participate in this free Welding: Introduction to Power Tools before signing up for any of our Fabrication Classes (MIG or TIG #3 and #4).

    The Fabrication and Project Classes and Open Studios are based on students' ability to safely and comfortably use hand and stationary power tools available in the welding studio for cutting, grinding, and preparing materials.

    This class or prior shop experience is a prerequisite for signing up for Fabrication and Project classes and Open Studios.  Contact the Studio Lead if you have questions.

    Details:

    • This class does not cover welding equipment which is covered in MIG and TIG #1 and #2. Please see the Metal Fabrication calendar for these classes.
    • This power tool safety class is free, but please register as class size is limited.
    • The class begins with a safety briefing.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN. 
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  
    If you have questions please contact Henry Sharpe, Welding Shop, HenrySharpe@gmail.com



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    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN's Great Room
    • 44
    Register

    BARN Metal Fabrication Annual Meeting

    Monday, February 24th 

    Featured speaker, Jim Henderson

    6-8 PM… yes, that’s dinnertime. So, bring something for yourself to eat. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

    This presentation is free and open to the public. Bring a friend!

    Our featured speaker, Jim Henderson will talk about his 7+ years leading the fitting, testing, and sea trials of Pagoo, Paul Allen’s manned submarine, and its deployment to Octopus, his yacht.

    Following Jim’s presentation will be a short business meeting where we’ll talk about what’s going on in the Welding, Sheet Metal, and Machine shops, as well as the Forge and Foundry shops at Alchemy Industrial Arts.

    If you have any interest in making art in metal, or working a project that requires metal working skills, this event is for you.

    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • Thursday, March 05, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022520
    • 3
    Register
    Make a Japanese toolbox in this beginning Japanese woodworking class. As you make your box, you will learn some of the  basics of Japanese tools and ways of working wood, which are very different from those that evolved in the West.

    The toolbox  is designed to safely store and transport hand planes, hammers and chisels. But you can use yours for any number of purposes. The box will be approximately 2 feet long, 1 foot wide and 6 inches tall. It will have a sliding lid that locks into place without hardware. There is no complicated joinery in this project. You'll use copper nails — but with a clever twist developed by Japanese carpenters that keeps them from popping out.

    In this 4-session class you will learn:
    • how to sharpen the chisels and plane blades, by hand on water stones.
    • how to dress the wooden plane bodies with a scraper plane and set the blades with an octagon hammer.
    • how to flatten and square the wood with a hand plane.
    • how to lay out the pieces and cut them accurately to size, using Japanese squares and saws.

    Details:

    • This class is open to beginners 14+ years old, but it is also designed for seasoned woodworkers who want to explore these tools and methods.
    • BARN will supply the wood and all of the necessary tools, but you are also welcome to bring and use your own tools.
    • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your box during Open Studio time in order to complete it by the end of the class. To participate in these sessions, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See dates on the calendar. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.)
    • Wear close-toe shoes.

    Instructor: Gary Bella  grew up in western Pennsylvania. After college and art school, he moved to the Bay Area in California and began working in Marin County with several firms in residential construction. Later, he specialized in finish carpentry while developing a design/build business. He took classes with traditional Japanese teahouse carpenter Makoto Imai and later worked primarily with Makoto building traditional houses and tea houses in California, New York and Washington. After he moved to Bainbridge in 2003, he continued to build Japanese-inspired projects for private clients. He was among the craftsmen who restored the Japanese guest house at the Bloedel Reserve.


     
    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022520JH
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class. Please see the calendar for more details.) 

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

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

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

    Details:

    • 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: Jeanne Huber
    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • ETA Studio, Class Code: EL0022520MC
    • 3
    Register

    Come build your own state-of-the-art electro-mechanical ferry tracking apparatus: FerryClock; a self-setting analog wall clock with additional dials and lights to indicate the real-time position, heading, and docking status of the two Bainbridge-Seattle ferryboats. It should prove ferry useful in your own home. Additional routes coming soon…

    From a kit, we will assemble, wire and solder the gadgets. At home, you will ‘launch’ your FerryClock by connecting it to your wireless network (internet). The kit includes everything you’ll need: laser-cut parts, motors, lights, wires, hardware, microcontroller, USB cable, ‘atomic’ clock mechanism, hands, battery, and literature.

    How It Works:

    A proprietary algorithm (conceived by a member of the BIHS robotics team) running in the ‘cloud’ continually compares the up-to-the-minute (every 15s) latitude/longitude (GPS) location of a real ferryboat (via the WSF API) against a reference path to generate a precise sailing progress value. A small, Arduino-compatible microcontroller within FerryClock connects to the FERRY TEMPO server over WiFi to receive fresh data, controlling the lights and motors accordingly.


    Details: 

    • This class has been extended with an additional hour from past classes.
    • Requires a wireless internet connection to operate.
    • No previous soldering skills required.
    • Materials fee of $95 is included in the price of class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
    • Skill Level: Universal
    • Ages 14+ Welcome


    Instructor Bio: Matt Carrig is a multi-disciplinary designer. To read more about Ferries Over Winslow, click here.

    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD022520KR
    • 8
    Register

    Whether you have a smartphone, point & shoot or DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex), If you want to get the most from your camera, you should consider shooting using the RAW Mode / File Format instead of JPEGs (or a combo of RAW + JPEG). JPEGs are like a “cooked pie”. Once you have one, you can’t go back and make it into something radically different (without destroying it!). RAW images give you the basic ingredients that can be “cooked” / edited in a variety of ways. RAW images are like negatives (in the pre-digital days) and JPEGs are the equivalent to a final print.

    The following topics will be covered:

    • Differences between RAW and JPEG image files
    • Pros and cons of RAWs and JPEGs
    • How to access RAW/JPEG modes on your camera
    • Why shoot both, RAW and JPEG, at the same time
    • Editing advantages of RAW with Adobe’s Lightroom demonstrations
    • Destructive vs. non-destructive image editing
    • Each camera has it’s own unique RAW format, learn about DNG - a more universal solution


    Several example images will demonstrate the advantages (and draw backs) of RAW vis. JPGs. Bring your camera and learn how to choose between these two file formats or you can select both for each picture you take.


    Instructor Bio:

    Ken 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 MaiselJoel MeyerowitzEddie 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: krothmuller@gmail.com


    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Machine Shop, Class Code: MA022520PM
    • 3
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    Are you always impressed how some people in the Machine shop can do the the most seemingly difficult things? Come and learn some of Peter's tricks and techniques. You will be amazed and astounded, you might even pick up a few new ideas to use on your own projects.

    In this class you will learn some the the tricks and methods that the instructor uses to make good use of the tools in the shop. Finding centers, tapping techniques, deburring, using the micrometer, using the grinders, work holding etc. 

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad.
    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio
    • 43
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    Join your fellow Fiber Arts enthusiasts at the February Fiber Connections Event on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 PM. If you have never visited BARN or the Fiber Arts Studio -- this is a great chance to come and see the Studio, take part in a creative activity, and meet the community. 

    This months' event:

    Working with Wool from Pacific Northwest Sheep

    Lauralee DeLuca will present on her work with the various breeds of sheep in the PNW that she especially loves.  She has handy small "bumps" that she has dyed and are ready to spin as well as some knitted swatches to see. She also does felting and will bring examples of her work. 

    Lauralee DeLuca learned to spin 40 years ago, at 20, fell in love with fiber and has been doing it ever since. She has made part of her living selling yarn and fibers since 1984 and a full time living including teaching since 2009. 

    Details:

    • The Fiber Connections events are always free to the community. Bring a friend!
    • Please register so we know how many participants to expect. If you are bringing a guest, register yourself and enter how many guests you will be bringing.
    • Age Levels: 14+ or younger children with an accompanying adult. This will be a fun activity for the whole family.
      • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
      • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Sheet Metal Shop, Class Code: SH022520CS
      • 4
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      Running out of room for all those books you've made in the bookbinding classes? Need an excellent way to show off the book you just published? Need some way to organize your cookbooks on your kitchen counter?

      Come to our sheet metal workshop on making self adjusting bookends usable on any horizontal surface.

      This is an all levels class and is a great introduction for beginning tinsmiths. In this class you will bend, fold, cut, and roll your way to a beautiful set of self adjusting bookends. We will also discuss and demonstrate ways to decorate the flat surface of your bookends.

      A materials fee of $15 is included in the price of class.


      Instructor: Chris Stanley:  Can be found teaching in a number of studios. He is a professional model maker, educator and inventor. He has a wealth of information he loves to share.


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


      • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • BARN, Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE022620JL
      • 1
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      Jewelry Studio Orientation & 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 $15 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.programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

      • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL022620JH
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      This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

      Do you have a photo, drawing, or other sample of a texture or pattern that you want to use in your work but need a way to transfer it to your metal? To create patterns that are unique to your work, you can use the laser cutter to engrave paper with designs from your image files. Later, you can use the textured paper to transfer the pattern onto metal using a rolling mill. (You will not be embossing the metal in this class.)

      You will learn:

      ·         What types of designs work well with the laser cutter

      ·         Which types of image files work with the laser cutter software

      ·         Which settings to use in Inkscape and RetinaEngrave 3D

      ·         What types of paper to use

      You will be able to laser cut several samples using image files and paper provided by the teacher.

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: Students must have taken the Intro to the Laser Cutter class offered by the Electronic & Technical Arts studio. There is an Intro to Laser Cutter on Saturday, January 18th (click here to register) and Saturday, February 15th (click here to register) from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
      • This class is also great for anyone working with jewelry or printmaking.
      • There is a $10 materials fee included in the price of class.


      Instructor Bio:

      Joan Hammond began working in metal in 1994, when she started taking metalsmithing classes as an antidote to documenting computer software. What she discovered was a medium that not only utilized her previous training in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, but also opened the possibilities of creating art that can be worn.

      Family artifacts and history, plants and animals, and the textiles and jewelry of non-Western cultures inspire her current work, which Hammond executes using the techniques of chasing and repoussé. Her long-time interest in Asian art, which deepened when she studied calligraphy and tea ceremony in Kyoto, Japan, continues to influence her aesthetics and sense of design.





      • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
      • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022620JS
      • 2
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      Effective and enjoyable woodturning is dependent on sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.

      This class is strongly recommended for students enrolled in Introduction to Bowl Turning and graduates of Introduction to Woodturning. This class is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis. You will receive hands-on training for sharpening gouges (roughing gouges, and spindle and bowl gouges) A brief overview of sharpening other tools such as parting tools, skews and scrapers will be included, based on the skills learned in this class.

      Details:

      • In class, you will learn to sharpen gouges according to BARN protocol, and gain an understanding of how to sharpen other tools (e.g., skews, parting tools, scrapers). If you would like advice on your own tools, you are welcome to bring them.
      • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and closed-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No bracelets or necklaces; earrings must be no longer than 1". Long hair must be tied back.

      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.

      • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
      • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
      • BARN Print & Book Arts Studio
      • 7
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      Wondering what Letterpress is?  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced letterpress printer, drop in any time between 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM during this monitored studio session to become acquainted with BARN’s Letterpress  Studio — its equipment, tools and resources. Join us for one or more sessions to get your questions answered and talk letterpress. Please see our calendar for other dates and times.

      Details:

      • Free event - all levels of learners are welcome
      • No prerequisites required
      • Please register so we know how many to expect


      Letterpress Monitor Bio's:

      Hidde Van Duym is a Founding Member of BARN and is a member of the Book-Arts/Letterpress Steering Committee.  He is a book-arts artist whose work has been shown at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Roby King Gallery, Craft in America, and the Artist's Books Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. He regards the letterpress as an opportunity to expand his book-arts horizons.

      Peggy Graving is a member of the steering committees at the BARN for the Book Arts/Letterpress Studio and the Printmaking Studio.  Her letterpress knowledge and skills have been developed in multiple BARN courses taught by Ellie Mathews and Carl Youngmann of The North Press in Port Townsend.

      • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
      • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022620BM
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      In this class, you’ll learn how to cut useful and interesting shapes out of sheet metal using BARN’s Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Plasma Cutter. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc that when combined with directed compressed air will cut through metal in a wide range of thicknesses. You’ll learn how to process image files that can be imported into Fusion 360, or use designs created in Fusion 360, then post-process your work in Fusion 360 to produce G-code that will be used to command the CNC Plasma Cutter where to cut.

      **This class has two prerequisites: “Introduction to the CNC Plasma Cutter” and “Introduction to Fusion 360” or comparable experience. A quick refresh of safety, start up, and shut down of the CNC Plasma cutter will be covered, but you’ll be expected to be familiar with these details. A laptop loaded with Fusion 360 is essential.

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

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

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      Details:

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


      • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
      • 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, February 27, 2020
      • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • BARN Print & Book Studio
      • 10
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      Join us to work on your personal projects in this monitored open to studio each Thursday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Beginning print makers should either have taken or be currently enrolled in an introductory level class, and be able to work with existing skills. The monitor is there to provide guidance and help with occasional problem-solving. Maximum of 10 people.

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: some introductory-level printmaking experience. If you are at a level where you need more attention than general guidance, please enroll in  a class or workshop. To view additional classes, click here.
      • This open studio is free to members. Non-Members pay a $20 drop in fee. Non-Members, please bring cash or check made out to BARN OR register and complete payment online.
      • Open studio users are expected to know where studio tools, supplies, and equipment is kept, to respect the standards and policies posted for studio use, to be considerate of others, and to leave the studio neat and clean when finished.     
      • A variety of print paper is available for purchase in the print studio. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN to make purchases.
      • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 
      • Thursday, February 27, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE022720JH
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      Using the rolling mill is a fast way to impress a pattern into metal. The highs and lows of the textured surface reflect light in ways that enhance the design of your jewelry. You can further accentuate the pattern by patinating the piece with liver of sulfur or other chemical solution. To create gradients of the patinated color, gently remove the patina on the higher portions and leave the deeper parts dark.  


      Students will learn how to create textures using: 

      • Natural and manmade materials
      • Cut paper
      • Texture paper
      • Steel texturing plates

      Students will be able to create samples of textures using all of the methods listed above.


      Details:

      • This is a beginning / intermediate level class.  Students should know how to saw, pierce, drill, anneal, and file metal. Riveting and soldering skills will be helpful but not necessary.
      • $15 materials fee is included in the class tuition.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • Students should bring:
      Pen, notebook, fine-point Sharpie or other pen that writes on metal

      Optional: testures to run through the rolling mill

      If you want to work in silver, please bring your own 24 or 22 gauge sterling sheet 


      Instructor: Joan Hammond began working in metal in 1994, when she started taking metalsmithing classes as an antidote to documenting computer software. What she discovered was a medium that not only utilized her previous training in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, but also opened the possibilities of creating art that can be worn. Family artifacts and history, plants and animals, and the textiles and jewelry of non-Western cultures inspire her current work, which Hammond executes using the techniques of chasing and repoussé. Her long-time interest in Asian art, which deepened when she studied calligraphy and tea ceremony in Kyoto, Japan, continues to influence her aesthetics and sense of design.

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

       

      Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Thursday, February 27, 2020
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR022720ET
      • 2
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      Wondering how to progress that draft of a story? Stuck in revision? Made a goal to submit a poem this year, but don’t know where to begin? The Writer’s Studio wants to help! Welcome to the first monthly Guided Open Studio! 

      Join us to work on your personal projects in this monitored open studio on the last Thursday of each month. Beginning writers should either have taken or be currently enrolled in a writer’s studio course or critique group. The monitor will be available to provide guidance and help with problem-solving. Five one-on-one sessions will be offered on a first-come/first-served basis and will be capped at 25 minutes. The last half hour of each Thursday night session will be reserved for communal Q&A. Maximum of 5 people.

      •   Prerequisite: some introductory-level writing experience. 

      •   Open studio users are expected to be considerate of others during these guided sessions. This is not a private lesson but an open studio. Be prepared to work quietly while waiting for your session (again, first-come/first-served from 5-7 PM with the last half hour reserved for communal Q&A). 

      •   Feel free to bring  snacks. Food is allowed in the common area downstairs from the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 

      Eliza Tudor is a writer, editor, and teacher new to Bainbridge Island. Her stories have appeared in PANK, TLR, Hobart, Annalemma, Paper Darts, and The Conium Review, among others. Her novella, Wish You Were Here, won the 2017 Minerva Rising Press Novella Prize and was published by that press. With an MA in English and an MFA in Writing, Eliza has taught both at the University-level, and in community-based workshops throughout the United States. She’s worked in publishing and continues to work as a freelance editor. She reads your submissions to Quarterly West magazine.  You can find more at www.elizatudor.com.


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      • Thursday, February 27, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      • BARN Fiber Arts Studio FI022720MAL
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