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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.
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.
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.
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.
This class is geared specifically for the students in our Jewelry Certificate of Craft Program and is not open to the public. There are other classes available. Please see the ETA calendar.
Contact Certificate of Craft Coordinator: Nanz Aalund: Nanz@BainbridgeBARN.org
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.
Instructor Bio: Matt Carrig is a multi-disciplinary designer. To read more about Ferries Over Winslow, click here.
Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.
This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controlled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers.
Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help. You can download a free trial by clicking here. Look towards the middle of the screen and click on "Create an Account". AutoDesk will send you a confirmation email. Click on the link and go to Download Free Trial. Be sure you choose "Fusion 360 for hobbyists and makers".
This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including:
Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.
Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is.
You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.
Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.
This event is free but please register so we know how many to expect.
Join the BARN woodworkers in this free event as Jameson Hawn presents a look into the inner workings of Grizzly Industrial, a Bellingham-based company that has grown into offering what is probably the largest selection of woodworking and metalworking machinery under one brand in the world.
Hawn, who has worked at Grizzly for five years, will explain what it takes to get so many different kinds of tools made, what’s hot in woodworking and metalworking tools today (such as the CNC router shown in the picture below) and what new tools are likely to show up next. He'll discuss how his company decides which manufacturing options to choose choose — or reject — to keep prices down and yet make durable tools that customers will be happy to own. The talk should help you, when you're the customer, figure out which tool to buy if the specs from several brands all look the same.
Hawn has a unique perspective on the company’s tools: He produces and often stars in dozens of videos on the company’s website, www.grizzly.com. He shows how the tools work, explains their features, and gives tips on troubleshooting, replacing bearings and making adjustments to keep tools tuned up. Sometimes he even tackles whole projects. Want to turn pens? He shows how, using — of course — the perfect Grizzly tool for each step. Even Norm could be jealous.
The monthly meetings of BARN woodworkers are held the second Saturday of every month except July and December. The program offers an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.
These presentations are free and open to all, with no need to register in advance. We'll have coffee ready!
Get introduced to 3D printing in this one and a half hour session. You'll get to see BARN's printers and gain an understanding of how they work and what they can make.
You will see a computer file get readied for printing in a process called "slicing."
You'll see the different printers we have and learn about filament, the material 3D printers use to make prints. We'll start a print and you'll see the printer print.
3D printing has many uses, ranging from practical to fun, such as replacement parts, mold-making, medical models used in surgery, prototypes and more.
Bring your curiosity and questions. You can continue to use the 3D printers at Open Studio where a studio monitor or other member can help you.
Class size is limited to 6.
The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter as well as the set-up, settings and operation of the laser cutter.
Optional: Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. It is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Click here to go to Inkscape.org where you can download it. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. This is not strictly necessary, but will help you get the most out of this class.
Successful completion of this workshop is the first step toward becoming qualified for independent operation of the laser cutter. It also prepares you for more advanced laser cutting classes.
Class size is limited to 4.
Contact Annette Walker: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
In this class you will learn first hand hints, tips and suggestions for everything you need to know to turn your hobby or passion into an art-based business. Marlene Richey who has been in the art, craft and fashion jewelry world for over 35+ will save you money, time and mistakes in this one day intensive class. Learn everything from choosing the name of your business, how to structure it, tips on working for yourself and by yourself, to creating a business plan, pricing, policies/practices/procedures, designing your image, and marketing materials. Come prepared to work hard, have fun, learn a lot, and get started on the right path to forming a successful business.
Check out more Marlene Richey workshops being offered this weekend:
Students please bring:
Instructor: Marlene Richey During my 35+ year career I have run an award-winning jewelry design business and retail gallery and participated in hundreds of craft shows and industry trade shows. I‘ve served on numerous art and jewelry board of directors (MCA, SNAG, CJDG, WJA), consulted with artists and corporations, taught higher education classes (FIT, MECA, NBSS), lectured, written articles for jewelry/craft publications and regular blogs for Rio Grande - Business Savvy and Influencers. Authored an award-winning book about running a small design business - “Profiting by Design.” The CJDG honored me with the “Designer Advocate of 2009.”
Be a Maker for a Day!
Enjoy an afternoon of creative hands-on activities in BARN's 10 artisan studios. It's free, and open to all ages.
For more information contact: info@BainbridgeBARN.org