BARN All Classes and Events Calendar

  • This is the calendar for all upcoming classes and events at BARN. To see a specific studio calendar please use the drop down menu under "Calendars" tab at the top.
  • You can also click on "Week" located under the word Month below to see what is happening at BARN this week.
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    • Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    • Tuesday, December 08, 2020
    • 17 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR0519BW
    • 12

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

    Interested in joining with this group?

    Contact:
    Bridgett Wonder
    bridgett_wonder@hotmail.com




    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • Thursday, December 31, 2020
    • 61 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 12

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

    There will be no sharing or critique, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. 

    No need to register. Please contact Genevieve with questions.

    Please note there will be no meeting on Thursday, November 28th.

    Organizer: Genevieve Douglass Persen is a composer and writer.




    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • Thursday, March 05, 2020
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio, 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island
    • 7
    Register

    Girls Who Code is an organization founded with a single mission: To close the gender gap in technology. Computer coding is relevant to all sorts of interests, not just computer science.

    BARN is hosting a Girls Who Code club once again for the 2019-20 school year for girls in grades 6-12. The club will meet every Thursday afternoon (except school holidays) from September 26 through March 5th, from 3:45 - 5pm. Girls  will be guided through a progression of coding skills throughout the year. 

    Prior to signing up for these sessions you are welcome to join us on Thursday, September 19th from 4-5pm for an optional drop-in information session at BARN. Meet our facilitators, learn about the curriculum, and ask any questions you may have about the program. 
     

    Details:

    • There is no charge to participate in this program. 
    • BARN provides workstations. Participants can also bring their own laptop or Chromebook. 
    • There are no prerequisites. Open to all girls who are interested.
    • Ages: Grades 6 - 12
    • Registration open throughout the year as space allows.
    • For more information:  Please contact BARN Program Manager Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org or 206.842.4475 x221. 
    • BARN will provide snacks each week.  


    Our facilitators: 
     

    Rebecca Graham was our club facilitator last year. She is a full-time senior engineer working in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.  She began coding in college where she earned a BS in Computer Science and a BA in History from the University of Mary Washington. She lives on the island with her husband, 6-year old son, 3 cats, and 2 dogs. She loves glitter, cartoons, yoga, rock climbing, and creating things with technology. 

    Rebecca will be joined by Alex McKeon, a BARN member who has always found time in her life for creating. She has had a wide variety of professional experiences including work as an expedition leader, yoga instructor, personal chef, snowboard instructor, and nanny. She lives on the island with her husband and toddler and believes that working with young women is one of the most fulfilling uses of her time.  


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    To learn more about Girls Who Code, see: https://girlswhocode.com/

    From the Girls Who Code organization: "Girls Who Code's mission is to create gender parity within technology by providing a unique educational experience for young women to learn computer science. Interested participants who self-identify as female are welcome to apply to our programs."  

    • Monday, November 25, 2019
    • Monday, December 28, 2020
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom

    Meetings are held every fourth Monday of the month.

    EXCEPTIONS: 

    JANUARY: This meeting will be on the 3rd Monday, January 20th
    MAY: the meeting will actually be on Wednesday, May 27th (same time)

    Contact: Michael S. Morgan



    Meetings posted through the 2020 year. 

    Posted by Tammie on 11-19-19

    • Monday, January 06, 2020
    • Monday, December 21, 2020
    • 15 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 6

    This group meets the first and third Mondays of every month

    If you would like to join this group please contact:

    Kassia Sing at kassiasing@hotmail.com



    • Sunday, January 12, 2020
    • Sunday, April 19, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI011220SH
    • 2

    In this 4-session 'Knit-Along', participants will gather to support each other in knitting a pattern in the book "Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits" by Andra Knight-Bowman.  The choice of pattern is yours.

    Why choose a knitting pattern without seams?  The book description states "Anyone who loves to knit--but doesn't love the finishing--can now enjoy all the fun parts and escape the tedium. Discover stylish projects cleverly designed for knitting either all in one piece or in sections added on by simply picking up stitches."

    What to bring:

    • Participants in this 'Knit Along' need to purchase and bring Andra Knight-Bowman's book "Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits."  It can be purchased through some of the merchants that can be found at the web link embedded in the title of the book above.*

    *If you are going to make the 'Deb' vest, you do not need to purchase the book because we have permission to reproduce this pattern from the designer.

    • First Session: Participants have two options for the first session

    Details:

    • Skill Level:  Intermediate.  Participants need to know how to knit, including the ability to cast on, knit, purl, and read knitting patterns.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Instructor Bio: Sandy Hall has been knitting and spinning for over forty years.  As an occupational therapist and special education teacher, she has taught a variety of classes with appreciation for diverse learning styles. People who have taken her knitting and spinning classes at BARN describe her as an excellent and knowledgeable teacher with a wonderful way of working with students.

    • Friday, January 17, 2020
    • Friday, December 18, 2020
    • 48 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 12
    Quiet Writing Time every Friday (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)

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

    No need to register just drop on by.




    • Monday, January 20, 2020
    • Monday, December 28, 2020
    • 24 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 3

    This is a closed fiction critique group that meets every second and fourth Monday. If you have questions, please contact Theresa Smith.

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    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    • Tuesday, December 29, 2020
    • 50 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 6

    Word War is a fun, relaxed, social writing group where we write in twenty-five minute sprints together. There is no reading aloud, no critique, and no one is ever put on the spot. It's a time to meet other writers, boost productivity, and be encouraged and inspired. Word War is drop-in and open to all, so there's no need for BARN members to sign up. Come whenever you need the extra time and motivation to make progress on your project, whatever it may be. 

    Organizer: Amelia Ramsey is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she studied modern Southern literature and an indie-published author of dozens of steamy romantic shorts, novellas, and novels. She writes and publishes on Amazon under two pseudonyms she's too embarrassed to share with anyone. She's currently working on her first non-romantic

    If you are a interested in joining, contact Amelia at amelia@whereikeep.info




    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    • 23 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 6

    This Speculative Fiction (Science Fiction, Fantasy, and more) Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Those who wish to learn more or, perhaps, join, should email Rebecca Villareal before attending or registering.


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    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • Wednesday, December 30, 2020
    • 50 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 12
    Quiet Writing Time every Wednesday (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)

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

    No need to register just drop on by.




    • 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.

    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • Wednesday, December 30, 2020
    • 50 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 6

    Stage and Screen Writers Group meets in the studio every Wednesday of the month from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

    Like to join this group? Contact Maria Beatty mbeatty@coregroupusa.com


    • Sunday, January 26, 2020
    • Sunday, September 27, 2020
    • 9 sessions
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    Monthly steering committee meeting for the Electronics and Technical Arts Studio. Mostly administrative.

    This meeting is generally held the fourth Sunday of each month. Sometimes this is adjusted to accommodate holidays and too many steering committee members not being available. Be sure to check the calendar for updates.

    If you are looking for the Monthly Tech Talk which covers a wide-range of tech interests, sometimes with show and tell, these are held the second Sunday of the month at 1:00 pm. 

    Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • Monday, December 28, 2020
    • 23 sessions
    • Writers' Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA

    This is a critique group whose membership is by invitation only. Please contact Caryl Grosch.


    writers' Studio Lead: Sallie Maron 

    Writers.Lead@Bainbridgebarn.org

    • 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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    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • Thursday, December 17, 2020
    • 47 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.

    • Monday, February 03, 2020
    • Monday, April 13, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Great Room

    BARN members and members of the community are welcome to join an informal singing group designed to build community and bring joy to all who participate or listen!  No previous experience or audition is required.  
     
    Music selections vary across many styles, including rounds and simple part-songs.  We enjoy filling the BARN halls with music on a regular basis!  We typically meet every other Monday from Noon-1pm, although we shift our practice days on some holiday weeks.  

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


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


    • Thursday, February 06, 2020
    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Woodworking Studio
    • 6
    Dave Whitacre and Wayne Chang and their team will be using the main shop to build cabinets for BARN.
    • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    • Thursday, December 10, 2020
    • 11 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 12

    Good fiction, good discussion, good people! The BARN Book Group 4 Writers meets monthly, the second Thursday of the month, from 6:30 – 8 PM in the Writers Studio.  Join us to read and discuss chosen books. 

    For more info, email Kassia Sing kassiasing@hotmail.com or Janet Smith janetdsmith@mac.com.

    Members are free. Non-members can purchase a punch card good for 10 visits for $30. Please inquire in the studio.

    • 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
    Join waitlist

    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.


    • 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.


     
    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE022720JH
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for guests. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR022720ET
    • 2
    Register

    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
    • 0
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    This class will qualify you to use Fiber Arts Studio, standard, Brothers sewing machines in workshops that have this class as a prerequisite.  This class will also qualify BARN members to use the Brothers sewing machines in the Studio for independent sewing projects.

    Please note that this is not an industrial sewing machine class.

    Get acquainted with the features and functions of the Brothers sewing machines. This class will teach you how to:

    • set up the sewing machines for use;
    • thread the machine;
    • use the machine controls;
    • identify and use the sewing stitches that are best for your sewing project;
    • switch presser feet for different kind of sewing tasks; 
    • navigate the machine manual to better utilize the functions of the equipment;
    • Troubleshoot machine problems.

    Skill Level:  Universal.  All levels welcome.
    Ages 14+ Welcome.


    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • Thursday, March 05, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME022720DH
    • 0
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    This is a foundation class designed to provide what you need to know to safely operate the machine shop’s CNC Lathe.

    We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand motion on the Z & X axes in the lathe, various cutting tools, 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), including the Centroid Interactive Conversation mode for the lathe. Finally, we’ll create some simple g-code, cut some air and if there’s enough time, cut some material.

    Details:

    • There is a $10 materials fee included in the price of class.
    • It is best to have taken one of the manual Lathe classes (Make a Hammer or Make a Top) before taking 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.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

    Contact: David Hays machine.programming@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: MD022020KR
    • 6
    Register

    Whether you are a jeweler, wood maker, photographer, printmaker or videographer showing your work in the best possible light is key to selling and getting new “gigs”. Yes, you could find examples “on the fly” in your photo/video library or you could put together a compelling sequence that showcases your work, can quickly launched and tells your story visually.

    These portfolios can be delivered via phone, tablet, YouTube or the web. 

    You already have the necessary tools on your computer to put together a portfolio “reel”. In this class you will learn everything you need to know to assemble your work into a professional presentation. We will focus on the tool and techniques using a variety of real world examples. After class you can put your knowledge into practice. 

    Topics to be covered

    • Forms of output: video, free running slide shows, print, etc.
    • Titling
    • Transitions
    • Filling the screen
    • Aspect ratios
    • Keeping it simple and content focused
    • Adding music / narration

    While this workshop focuses on Apple’s Keynote slide ware program, PC/Mac users who prefer PowerPoint can use similar techniques to achieve the same end results.

    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 Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.

    Adobe purchased Ken’s digital asset management company (Fotiva / PhotoTablet) back in 2001. While working at Adobe as a senior computer scientist, he help shepherd and promote the initial, internal Lightroom development efforts as an important alternative to Photoshop for Photographers (and mere mortals).

    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

    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
    Stop by ETA Open Studio every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

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

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

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

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

    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop
    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 Drop in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code: FI022820OH


    Open Studio

    Come join your fellow BARN artisans and work on your current fiber arts project or come hang out.  Your Host will probably be Olivia Hall. 

    Olivia is a writer, artist, and community member on Bainbridge Island, WA. She is interested in learning as much as she can in the fiber studio. You can frequently find her at a floor loom or behind a sewing machine. 

    You are welcome to attend any of the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind.  You never know where your next idea might come from!


    Registration is not necessary.

    FREE for BARN Members.

    $20 Drop-in Fee for Non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN.



    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022820DR
    • 0
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    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw
    You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: Dave Roe

    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI022820MM
    • 0
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    **This class is full but there is another class on Saturday, March 21. Click here to register.**


    This skills class will set a strong foundation for learning new and more complicated knife cuts.  There will be a review of proper knife care, and a short intro into the different types of knives available.  The cutting portion will begin with getting to know your knife, mastering your grip, and knowing what to do with your guiding hand. 

    We will review a series of different cuts and techniques including squaring off vegetables, fine julienne, chiffonade, and small dice brunoise cuts.  There will also be some demo of other cutting and butchery techniques. We will finish class by having you practice your newly mastered skills slicing and dicing your own filling to assemble and eat Fresh Thai Spring Rolls.


    Registration Details:

    • Please bring:
      An apron and if you would like,  your favorite kitchen knife (chef’s knives will be available for use by attendees as well)
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here for more information.
    • Attendees should wear closed toed shoes, hair needs to be pulled back out of the face, and clothing must be comfortable and safe to cook in. 
    • There is a materials fee of $10 included in the price of class.
       

    Instructor Bio:

    Meghan Males has 20  years experience in the Hospitality & Food Service Industry to pull from in teaching and mentoring students.  After attending the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, she went on to work as a Chef in restaurants, hotels, and corporate dining throughout the Bay Area.   

    Some career highlights include being the Executive Chef for the opening of a Rick Bayless restaurant, feeding large numbers of employees as a Corporate Chef at Gap Inc., and most recently, working as the Event Coordinator at our very own BARN.  Meghan has always had a passion for food and providing exceptional service, and she hopes to pass on some of the wisdom and techniques she has learned throughout her time in the kitchen.


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    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022820EM
    • 3
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    MIG or TIG #3 and #4 (or Advanced Skills)

    This Combination Class for MIG or TIG Welding #3 and #4 is designed to efficiently let students complete either MIG or TIG #3 (Fabrication) OR #4 (Project/Practice) in the sequence leading to the use of the welding studio OR as a workshop for those wanting to work on more advanced practice and skills.. Students should have completed Introduction to Welding #1 and #2 or MIG or TIG.

    This 2 1/2 hour class allows each student to design and work on a project of their choosing under the guidance of a professional welder. Your project should be the culmination of what you have learned in prior classes. 

    Details:

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

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

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

    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

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

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

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration preferred so we know how many to expect.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI022920DB
    • 5
    Register

    “Vinegret” is a winter beetroot salad, which can be a side salad or a complete meal. Little cubes of cooked beets, carrots, potatoes and pickles make a great combination to have a substantial meal during winter.

    Since vegetables were only harvested in summer and fall, there were ways to preserve the abundance for cold months. We will make quick fermented cabbage. It is not as sour as sauerkraut but still has all the benefits of fermented foods.

    We will also pickle mushrooms that can be a perfect finger food when you have guests or crave a little savory bite.


    Instructor Bio:

    Dashka Blyzniukova's passion for food started at an early age.  Growing up in Ukraine in the 80’s where farm to table was a necessity and not just a fashionable trend.  She has spent years working in various capacities in the food industry at home and abroad, learning and putting her knowledge to practical applications.  Currently, she is creating meals for Bainbridge families as a personal chef and working with fermenting gurus at Iggy’s.

    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR022920JJ
    • 39
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    J. A. Jance is the author of mystery novels that include these bestselling series: the Seattle Police Department Detective J.P. Beaumont, Arizona County Sheriff Joanna Brady, former Los Angeles news reporter turned crime solver Ali Reynolds, and the Walker Family Mysteries. 

    In a one-session class, she will be showing how pieces of her life have been woven into the tapestry of her various stories and encouraging workshop participants to consider doing the same. 

    You may want to bring your lunch as we will break from about noon to 1 pm. You can eat and visit in the Commons during this time. A refrigerator is also on the lower level. 

    Bio:
    At age 39, J.A. Jance gave herself permission to start pursing her lifelong dream of becoming a writer.  A quarter of a century later, with almost sixty books published, all of them still in print, she is living that dream and likes nothing better than to encourage others to do the same.  Born in South Dakota and raised in Arizona, she makes her home in the Seattle area.



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    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE022920SJ
    • 1
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    In this one day soldering class: students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises, how to safely ignite a torch, and anneal (soften) and solder metals. During this class, students will be given the opportunity to work with both torches in the studio- the Smith Little and the acetylene/oxygen.



    Details:

    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. This is an introduction/beginner level class, all levels of experience are welcome.
    • $20 materials fee is included in the class tuition.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • 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.


    Instructor Bio: Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a background in ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. Her journey into metal arts and jewelry started in a beginner class gifted to her by her family. Completely hooked, she continued to take every class available to her while also assisting teachers, shadowing and learning from some of the PNW’s best. 

    When she’s not in her studio making her own art or spending time with her family, she enjoys teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiast, introducing them to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    Sarahs current work can be viewed on Instagram @sarahjonesjewelry


    Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO030120MJ
    • 5
    Register
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

    Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Details:

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
    • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
    • Free for members.
      $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
    • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
    The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
     
    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE030120CE
    • 5
    Register

    In this two day class, students will learn about precious metal clay and use it to make beautiful lentil style beads.  In the 1st class, clay will be textured, embossed, or stamped, then cut, shaped, dried and assembled. Students can design for multiple pieces including earrings, pendants, charms, zipper pulls, etc. All pieces will be kiln fired between classes and ready for finishing in the 2nd class. Finishing will include polishing and basic wire wrapping techniques enabling students to wear their masterpieces home!

    Details:

    • This is a beginner all levels class.  
    • Previous PMC experience is helpful but not required.
    • $30 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.


    Instructor: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

    Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI030120KM
    • 5
    Register

    Focaccia photo by Kate McDillAre you ready to unlock the mysteries of yeasted dough, and gain confidence in the kitchen? We will start with a basic yeasted bread dough – focaccia enlivened with a simple starter. You will learn how to make a starter, how to work with and knead the dough, including shaping and baking. During the proofing time, we’ll make a simple Italian white bean soup, and you will also see a demonstration of Almond Biscotti. You will go home with soup, bread and biscotti for 2 to 4.

    Please bring:

    • an apron
    • a reusable quart-sized container (for the hot soup)
    • hot mitts to carry your hot bread.
    • Students should wear closed toe shoes, hair needs to be pulled back out of your face, and clothing must be comfortable and safe to cook in.
    • There is a $10 materials fee included in the price of the class.


    Instructor Bio:
    Instructor Kate McDill learned to bake at the Surrogate Hostess on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The training included both traditional French pastry and breads, and American comfort goodies. Baking is her craft, and she is happy to share her knowledge and pass on the art of creating tasty treats.


    • Sunday, March 01, 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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    • Monday, March 02, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI030220NK
    • 10
    Register

    **This special follow-up workshop is for the students who completed the February 1st and 2nd Nancy Klos tapestry class.** A registration code is required to register.


    This Weaving Lab is an unstructured session where students who took the Tapestry Weaving Class at BARN in February can drop in with their samples and get additional help and pointers from Nancy Klos on tapestry weaving. 


    • Monday, March 02, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO011320WP
    • 5
    Register

    What distinguishes well-designed furniture? In part, that depends on what you want the furniture to do. Is it art? Or is it functional? Or both — or is that even possible?

    In this four-session class, you will learn about design trends in hand-made and factory-made furniture, and how the materials available have shaped designs over the years. You will also learn about proportion, ergonomics, the psychology of shape, and the importance of understanding the properties of the materials you use.

    With all that as the base, the instructor will discuss the process he uses to come up with designs that art galleries are eager to display. And he will guide you as you develop an original design based on what you have to work with — materials, skills, tools, workspace, budget. The process, if you follow the instructor's lead, will include hand sketching, a computer drawing using a program such as SketchUp, a physical model made of simple materials, and a work plan that includes the sequence of fabrication and assembly.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ welcome.
    • This class is open to beginners but it may be especially useful for skilled woodworkers who are eager to incorporate creative elements in their projects.

    Instructor: Warren Pollock. Warren is a registered architect noted for his modernist designs. He worked for several design firms as well as his own over a 50-year career that began after he graduated with a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Washington in 1968. He designed houses, offices, multi-family, mixed-use and retail projects through Warren Pollock and Associates and later Warren Pollock Architect, both in Seattle. Interspersed were stints at MulvanneyG2 Architecture and Su Development, both in Bellevue, and Metrica Architects in Seattle, a firm he helped found that also had an office in Bogota, Columbia. After retiring from architecture, he became active in the BARN Woodworking Studio. Tables he built have been featured and sold at a local gallery.

    • Monday, March 02, 2020
    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE030220SJ
    • 2
    Register