Glass Arts Classes

    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL102121DR
    • 6

    Days may be shortening, but there's always time to prepare your garden for the growing season - or create the perfect gift for your gardening friends. Fused Glass Garden Tiles is a super easy, skill building class where you will practice straight glass cutting for 4 small tiles. We will cover basic glass construction, and management of volume. Working with Opaque colors and pre-cuts makes this an easy project. We will also discuss other techniques and ideas for Garden tiles, as well as learn the sturdiest method for displaying this outdoors.

    You will cut and assemble your 4 tiles on October 21st, which will then be full fused. When you return on October 28th, we will decorate the tiles with pre-cut shapes and then the tiles will be tack fused. You can return to pick up finished work on a date & time to be determined with your instructor.

    Details:

    • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.

    Instructor Bio:

    Donna Rodger has been a member of the BARN glass studio since September 2017. Her first class was in creating Stained glass. She has worked with fused glass for the past 2 years.



    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • Sunday, October 24, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL102321CD
    • 0
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    Make a stunning 10” plate/platter using pebbles and geometric shapes. This is a Skills Building Project Class where you will practice straight glass cuts, learn to make pebbles and use kiln schedules to add details to your art pieces. This class is designed for beginners who would like to become more familiar with design elements, assembly steps and kiln options.

    On day 1, you will lay out your platter design, prepare your pebbles for firing, cut your glass and begin your assembly. On day 2, you will harvest your pebbles and complete your platter assembly which will first be contour fused and then slumped into a gentle swoop mold. Completed projects will be ready approximately 72 hours after day 2 and will be on display in the glass cabinet outside of the glass studio. Your platters may be picked up the following Saturday morning. The instructor will be available for project review and any questions.

    Class Dates: Saturday, October 23, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and Sunday, October 24 from 1-4pm. 
    Project review and pick-up: October 30th between 10-11am.


    Details:

    • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.


    Instructor Bio:

    Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces.  



      • Saturday, October 30, 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      • BARN's Glass Studio, Instructor: Constance Ducar
      • 4
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      This free orientation session serves as a user's guide to the BARN's Glass Studio. It is a prerequisite for participating in open studio or for using the studio independently. We'll cover studio etiquette, safety procedures, BARN and Glass Studio policies, and introduce our tools and equipment. This orientation is not required to register for general classes offered in the Glass Studio.

      Details:

      • This orientation is free but you must register as we have a limit of how many people we can have in the Glass studio.
      • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
      • Please read the Glass Studio specific safety protocols here.
      • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Students and instructors will be required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of six feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. More details can be found here.

        Instructor: Constance Ducar

        • Monday, November 01, 2021
        • Monday, November 15, 2021
        • 3 sessions
        • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL110121JW
        • 3
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        Come on over to BARN after school for Youth Maker Mondays this fall! 

        After this class you will amaze your family and friends with your command of GLASS! Learn about the magic of stained glass using the copper foil technique to create pieces that sparkle in the sun. You will assemble two projects from several available patterns. Your choice of colored and textured glass will make for a very personal project. Prior to tackling your project, you will learn to hand cut clear glass, copper tape and then solder the shapes together into a 10-square design.

        By Day 2 you will be cutting curves and using a glass grinder to finish the shapes of your heart project for a better fit. By the end of the class you will have a good understanding of the copper foil technique for stained glass; how to cut glass in straight and curved lines with carbide glass cutters, how to use a diamond glass grinder, copper foil techniques to assemble glass pieces, tacking and soldering the fit pieces into a beautiful piece.

        You may also get to learn patina techniques to provide contrast and set off the colors of the glass. A border will be added to your last piece to further enhance the look and provide strength for hanging. Students that may have had previous glass cutting and stained-glass experience may choose a more complicated pattern with the instructor’s approval. The instructor’s focus is on your completion of a nice-looking project rather than the complexity of a project.

        The material fee covers all materials and equipment required for your project. BARN ensures safe practices and a safe environment for the students; any special considerations should be discussed beforehand. While working with soldering irons at high temperature, we request you wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing.

        Details:

        • Maker Mondays are for students ages 12-16.
        • To register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
        • This is a beginning level class. No experience in working with glass or wood is necessary. 
        • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
        • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and would notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund would be given.
        • If you have any questions, email j[email protected]
        • We request that students wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing. Closed-toe shoes are required.
        • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here.
        • There is a materials fee of $30 included in the price of class. 
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


        Instructor: 

        Jim Washington comes to BARN with 35 years in vocational education settings. He has taught classes in cold, warm and hot glass, glass batching, ceramics, manufacturing, woodshop, and composites. His first love was the glass arts program in Central Kitsap which he built and ran for 12 years.


        • Saturday, November 06, 2021
        • Sunday, November 07, 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL110621DT
        • 7
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        Create a beautiful mosaic panel as you are introduced to the basics of creating and grouting indoor mosaics out of vitreous glass tiles and/or stained glass scraps or small glass gems. We will discuss materials, design, cutting, setting on a base, grouting as well as the difference between indoor versus outdoor mosaics.

        Students take home a completed 12" x 12" flat panel piece using glass elements they have chosen which may be used as a trivet or hung on a wall. No tools are required by students. Students may bring their own small glass elements for possible inclusion in their piece. 

        The Glass studio provides tools, glasses, gloves, and dust masks for personal safety.

        Details:

        • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
        • There is a materials fee of $10 included in your tuition. The material fee covers the panel, adhesive, vitreous tiles, stained glass scrap, glass gems, hanging hooks, grout and colorants.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
        • Tuition assistance is available. To fill out our simple form, please click here to apply.


        Instructor Bio:

        Darcy Thompson has taught mosaic classes for the Schack Arts Center in Everett, Bassetti Gardens in Woodinville as well as private classes. She has been a working artist for over 20 years and shows her work at a variety West Coast art shows including the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour as well as in various galleries. She is entirely self taught and loves to teach the varied steps in the process of re-purposing cracked or broken plates into fun and colorful mosaics for the home and garden. You can read about her Artcycled Mosaics by clicking here.


        • Thursday, November 18, 2021
        • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Class Time is Pacific Time
        • 77
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        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time** 

        Culture is defined by our record of creative endeavors. All forms of governance, language, commerce, art, and celebration are born from the imaginative mind. As a community, mankind can do amazing things, but it is often challenging to harness the courage to set our ideas loose into our external communities. In the first of this series, Raffi will discuss the nature of our creative drives, the systems and processes that have been perpetuated to inhibit our creative energies, methods to allow more creative confidence into our lives, and how to release ourselves from the burden of creativity. 

        This live conversation will conclude with a Q&A. 

        Details:

        • Registration is free for BARN Members and $10 for guests. 
        • This event will be presented through the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
        • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.

        Presenter:

        Raffi Minasian is a designer, educator, innovation specialist, and start-up mentor. He holds degrees in Product Development and Transportation Design. His impressive thirty-year career includes projects with Boeing aircraft, Mattel toys, car designs for multiple automobile manufacturers, and work with numerous start-up companies. 

        A founding professor of innovation for the California College of the Arts DMBA program, Raffi also teaches industrial design and is a noted speaker at museums and corporate events on the subject of future industries, new ventures, and creative methodologies.

        Raffi devotes much of his professional energy to educational programs for young people interested in design professions, including his Board of Directors position with the Collectors Foundation, Former Chairman of the Board for Zoolabs artist-based entrepreneurial training, and ongoing work as a graduate mentor and creative career strategist. 

        • Saturday, November 20, 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL112021WM
        • 0
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        The Lampworking Basics class is an introduction to working with the torches and tools available in the Glass Arts Studio. The instructor will demonstrate and then guide you through very basic torchworking skills. You will have time to practice pulling stringer from rod, creating a marble, or just melting glass to create shapes. This class also covers personal safety while operating the torches as well as studio safety and operational policies of the Glass Arts Studio.

        Successful completion of this class will allow you to use the torches in the Studio during Monitored or Open Studio Access for your own projects. This is a one afternoon class. Any items left for annealing (heating the glass) can be picked up the next day.

        The class is 3 hours long. You are encouraged to bring water and a snack as needed. The material fee (included in the price of class) covers the cost of glass rods and a fresh tank of liquid oxygen.

        Details:

        • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

        Instructor:

        William Miller grew up in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with his B.F.A. in Craft and Material Studies and a minor in Art History.  He was first introduced to glassblowing  in VCU's Hot Shop. Seduced by the magic of the material, he has set out on a relentless pursuit to make glassblowing the central focus of his life. He has studied at the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, and the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass.

        Miller utilizes distinct color selections that are layered and blown in the hot shop. Once cool, he cuts and engraves the surface of the glass to create line and texture. The process of carving the glass is slow and meditative, which balances the relative immediacy of its initial creation. This process allows him to build an intimate relationship with each piece, which informs the direction of the cuts and texture that are applied to create unique and visually striking glass objects.

        The artist currently resides in Seattle where he works in the vibrant glassblowing community and continues to explore his artistic voice.


        • Sunday, November 21, 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL112121JW
        • 2
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        A fun introduction to glass by using the copper foil method to make a tree ornament. Retired high school teacher, Jim Washington will oversee experienced or beginner glass enthusiasts as they create a holiday ornament. A wonderful family opportunity to share together as youth ages 12 and up are welcome.

        Details:

        • This is a beginning level class. No experience in working with glass is necessary. 
        • To register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with. Please complete and return this minor permission form if registering a youth.
        • We request that students wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing. Closed-toe shoes are required.
        • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here.
        • There is a materials fee of $10 included in the price of class. 
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


        Instructor: 

        Jim Washington comes to BARN with 35 years in vocational education settings. He has taught classes in cold, warm and hot glass, glass batching, ceramics, manufacturing, woodshop, and composites. His first love was the glass arts program in Central Kitsap which he built and ran for 12 years.


        • Thursday, November 25, 2021
        • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

        This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to members and non-members.


        • Saturday, December 04, 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
        • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL120421DR
        • 5
        Register

        This Fused Glass Snowflake class will have you successfully creating a 7 inch X 7 inch ornament ready for your tree or gift giving in plenty of time for for the holidays! You will sharpen your glass cutting skills and then use a pattern of stacking to create a beautiful keepsake. There will be plenty of glass colors to choose from to customize your ornament. A silver colored fiber ornament hanger is included. You will go home with a pattern and detailed instructions so that you can create more of these on your own.

        You will cut and assemble your piece on Saturday, December 4. Your fused glass creation will be available for pickup by Tuesday, December 6.


        Details:

        • There is a $17 materials fee included in the price of tuition.
        • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.

        Instructor Bio:

        Donna Rodger has been a member of the BARN glass studio since September 2017. Her first class was in creating Stained glass. She has worked with fused glass for the past 2 years.



        • Sunday, December 05, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
        • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL120521MB
        • 0
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        Take your glass bead-making to the next level! Dots are delightful, but dots can be daunting. This class is full of tips and tricks to increase your dot confidence. Mandrel size, dipping method, and glass color choice - all matter. You will learn how to manage various styles of dots and their placement. And if the bead itself is not enough bling, you will learn how to use reduction glass to put the bling factor over the top.

        Details:

        • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form and apply.

        Instructor Bio:

        • Michele Benson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Potsdam State College in New York and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University.

          After many years in the field of child protection, Michele retired and opened Sandhill Glass Studio (formerly Cuttlefish Glass Studio) where she taught Lampworking (torchwork) for over ten years until she moved to Washington State.

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

          Michele is a long-time member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and is currently a member of the Florida Glass Dragons.

          When not in her studio, Michele volunteers for the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County and for the Kitsap Humane Society. She enjoys travelling, scuba diving and underwater photography!

        • Saturday, December 11, 2021
        • Sunday, December 12, 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL121121CD
        • 0
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        Make your favorite cereal, soup or pasta bowl while learning to cut and work with circles. This is a Skills Building Project Class designed for beginners who would like to learn:

        • cutting circles working with circular designs
        • using additional elements such as stringers
        • noodles and pebbles using basic wet working tools (grinders, ring saws) to enhance or correct glass cuts
        • using kiln firing schedule options to enhance your designs

        On day 1 we will:

        • Review straight cuts and learn to cut circles
        • work with grinders and ring saws introduce design elements (stringers, noodles, pebbles)
        • discuss mold choice
        • design options/issues with circles
        • construct and assemble bowl circles for full or contour fusing
        • work w/kiln firing forms
        • kiln paper, mold preparation (kiln wash)

        On day 2 we will:

        • Review fused circles
        • review slump firing
        • clean up circles as needed
        • set up slump firing review
        • any final questions

        Project Review/Pickup: Wednesday, December 15th, 6-7pm (or arranged as needed).

        Details:

        • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

        Instructor Bio:

        Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces

        • Saturday, December 25, 2021
        • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

        This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to members and non-members.


        • Saturday, January 08, 2022
        • Sunday, January 09, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL010822TS
        • 1
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        Translucent Wonder! Come and explore the beauty of glass overlay technique. Create shifting colors and patterns using an opalescent base layer with transparent tinted glass overlay to create an 8" glass dish. You will learn how transparent glass can be layered to achieve a rich and satisfying pattern.

        Class is available for the beginner or experienced glass artist who wants to create a beautiful functional piece to take home. This class will also serve as a reference guide for mixing glass colors for future projects.

        This class has a limit of 4 registrants so the instructor can give more one-on-one attention to your project.

        Details:

        • This is a beginning level class. No experience in working with glass is necessary. 
        • There is a $138 materials fee to cover Bullseye Tinted glass and kiln paper.
        • We request that students wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing. Closed-toe shoes are required.
        • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


        Instructor: 

        Teri Seidler  

        "My passion since early adulthood has been glass, which was quickly laid to rest as a mother and a budding horticulturist with a nursery.  However, 36 glorious years later, I was introduced to fused glass and fell in love with the process, beautiful selections of glass and the endless projects that one can do at home.
        There is an explosion of new glass, materials and information on glass fusing. The sky is the limit. I love being in a class with other enthusiasts to exchange ideas and the comradery that comes naturally from being at BARN."

        • Sunday, January 16, 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL011621CD-1
        • 4
        Register

        Join experienced glass artist Constance Ducar for a beginning glass casting class. No previous glass skills required. Start with glass shards and finish with nine pocket hearts. Make a casting pan of 2 inch glass pocket hearts using a basic casting technique. These hearts are perfect for Valentines Day, someone special or a nice way to say thank you.

        You can bring one friend, child, or grandchild with you. Youth must be fully vaccinated by the start of this class. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.


        Details:

        • Enrollment: 1-2 people per work space (1 casting pan of 9 hearts). Vaccinated Teens welcome. Vaccinated 8-12 years old welcome with parent, relative or guardian. Note: some hand strength is needed to nip glass, adult may need to help <12 yr olds. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.
        • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

        Instructor Bio:

        Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces.  


        • Sunday, January 16, 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL011621CD-2
        • 1
        Register


        Join experienced glass artist Constance Ducar for a beginning glass casting class. No previous glass skills required. Start with glass shards and finish with nine pocket hearts. Make a casting pan of 2 inch glass pocket hearts using a basic casting technique. These hearts are perfect for Valentines Day, someone special or a nice way to say thank you.

        You can bring one friend, child, or grandchild with you. Youth must be fully vaccinated by the start of this class. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.


        Details:

        • Enrollment: 1-2 people per work space (1 casting pan of 9 hearts). Vaccinated Teens welcome. Vaccinated 8-12 years old welcome with parent, relative or guardian. Note: some hand strength is needed to nip glass, adult may need to help <12 yr olds. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.
        • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

        Instructor Bio:

        Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces.  


        • Sunday, May 01, 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE Bainbridge Island, WA

        Enjoy an afternoon of creative hands-on activities in BARN's 10 artisan studios.  It's free, and open to all ages.

        Many activities are planned in all 10 of our studios for this very special day. More information will be posted in March 2022.

        Bring the whole family for a day full of craft and creativity! 
        • Saturday, November 19, 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
        • BARN-Wide event - No classes scheduled
        Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of original hand-crafted items.

        Kick off the holidays in homegrown style. Join us for a day of shopping, food, and community!

        Park: At BARN, or the adjacent Christmas tree lot. Parking also available at the First Baptist Church on North Madison, with a free Sweet Deal Mobile shuttle.

        • Sunday, December 04, 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • BARN-Wide event - No classes scheduled

        Festival of Trees Fundraiser!

        More information will be posted in 2022

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