Glass Arts Classes

    • 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.

    • Saturday, February 15, 2020
    • Saturday, December 19, 2020
    • 42 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio

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

    BARN members are free.

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

    There is no need to register.


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

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

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

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

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

    Details:

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


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

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


    • Saturday, March 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL032120JC
    • 4
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    This class is designed for those who have basic safety and torch experience and are ready to focus on making round beads with ”perfect puckers” on each end.  You will learn what glass-specific tools and commonly available tools for torch glass work will make your beads successful.

    The class will consist of brief demos by the instructor and then you will practice the following skills:

    • Heat control, gravity, and how to ‘read’ glass to get it perfectly round
    • How to prep the base bead to for applying stringer decoration, frit, etc.
    • How to pull stringer of different sizes to create a variety of dot patterns, stripes, and swirls
    • Practice surface decorations — melted flat and/or left raised
    • Color reactions, as with turquoise and ivory
    • Using frit of various sizes for different design effects

    The beads made in class will be annealed overnight and will be available for pick up the following day.  You will have an opportunity to ask questions and get feedback from the instructor at that time as well.

    Materials:  Tools, rod, gas and mandrels for the class are provided.  You will be using 10 glass rods of various colors as well as clear in 104 COE to make your beads.  Any of your rods left over are yours to keep. 

    Instructor:  Janet Crosby has been working with beads as an art form since 1987, and began in 2003 making them in glass in order to have ‘one-of-a-kind’ focal beads.  Her love for animals and nature has led her to creating small works of art like fish, bugs, chickens, dog bones and faces.  Janet strives to find ways to stay unique and creative and has recently started combining her lampworked art into fused glass pieces.  She has taught lampworking in the Spokane area and after visiting BARN during Refract, was interested in extending her teaching skills to the west side of the State.  Janet’s work can be found locally at Seattle Glassblowing Studio, at Lodestar gallery in Astoria, Oregon and on her website JanetCrosby.com.


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    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

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


    • Sunday, March 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Glass Studio, Class Code G:032220JC
    • 2
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    This class is designed for those who have basic safety and torch experience and are ready to focus on making shapes and stringers for use in fused pieces.  You will learn about commonly available tools for torch work and specifically for working 'off mandrel'. 

    You will practice the following skills after watching a brief demo by the instructor:

    • Heat control and how to ‘read’ glass to create desired shapes by mashing, pulling, etc.
    • How to keep pulled pieces from cracking, if not annealing prior to fusing
    • How to pull stringer from sheet glass (or rods)
    • Shapes/ideas to practice: leaves, vines/branches, petals, hearts, tentacles, flames….

    The fused shapes made in class can be added to a piece of sheet glass and fired, or shapes can be annealed overnight.  Pieces will be available for pick up the following Tuesday. 

    Materials:  Tools, rod, scrap glass, sheet glass, and gas for the class are provided. 

    Instructor:  Janet Crosby has been working with beads as an art form since 1987, and began in 2003 making them in glass in order to have ‘one-of-a-kind’ focal beads.  Her love for animals and nature has led her to creating small works of art like fish, bugs, chickens, dog bones and faces.  Janet strives to find ways to stay unique and creative and has recently started combining her lampworked art into fused glass pieces.  She has taught lampworking in the Spokane area and after visiting BARN during Refract, was interested in extending her teaching skills to the west side of the State.  Janet’s work can be found locally at Seattle Glassblowing Studio, at Lodestar gallery in Astoria, Oregon and on her website JanetCrosby.com.


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    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

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


    • Monday, March 23, 2020
    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO+GL032320CD+NA+DK
    • 3
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    Make an elegant address sign for your home as you learn basic skills in working with glass and wood.

    The first day, you will make the tiles in the Glass Arts Studio. You will learn safety procedures for working with glass, how to arrange colored pieces of glass scrap on a base of glass, and to anticipate how it will all melt together to form a tile. If you don't want to cut and nip glass, it would probably be possible to create the tiles using existing shapes of the colored glass.

    The tiles will be fired between the class sessions so that on the following Monday, you can fame the tiles, giving you experience with hand saws, drills and finishing techniques. You will affix your tiles to marine plywood, using adhesive, then cut grooved cedar strips for a frame and attach it to the backing. You will sand the wood, apply clear finish to the cedar, and add a chain to the back so the sign is ready to hang — or wrap up as a gift — when you get home.

    Details:

    • To register your youth please enter in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). 
    • Please use parent/guardian email address when registering so that notifications will reach you.
    • This is a beginning level class. No experience in working with glass or wood is necessary. This class is for current 7th and 8th graders.  
    • Snacks will be provided at the beginning of each class. 
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • 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 jessh@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Wear closed-toe shoes and tie back long hair.
    Instructors: Nancy Adams and Constance Ducar will teach the session in the Glass Arts Studio. Denise Kircher will teach the woodworking session.
    • Sunday, March 29, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE Bainbridge Island, WA

    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

    • Saturday, May 02, 2020
    • Sunday, May 03, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL050220DT
    • 7
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    Students will create a mosaic birdbath to take home to their garden. The class is designed to teach techniques including base material selection, mosaic design, cutting dishes and tiles to create the visual elements of the mosaic, setting the pieces with mortar, and finally grouting the piece utilizing a traditional mortar and grout process.

    A materials fee of $45 is included in the price of the class. The materials fee covers the cost of the terracotta base, all tools, materials and supplies including a variety of dishes and tiles, mortar, color tint, and grout.  Students may bring china or pottery dishes or tiles for possible inclusion in their bird bath.


    Instructor: Darcy Thompson - Artcycled Mosaics

    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.

    • Friday, November 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • BARN Wide Event

    BARN will be closed and the front and back doors locked down to both Members and Non-Members beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday night as we begin preparations for the Bazaar at BARN.

    Doors will reopen to all on Saturday, at 8:00 AM.

    If you have questions, please contact Carla our Membership Coordinator at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.



    • Saturday, November 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN wide event- No classes scheduled
    The BARN Bazaar is a new Bainbridge Island holiday tradition featuring a wide variety of art, crafts, and artisan foods, all made by hand. Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens all year round at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of original handmade items.

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

    BARN members wishing to participate in this event must be a member for a minimum of 3 months (must join by August 31st) to participate. You can contact Carla Mackey at membership@bainbridgebarn.org for an application which will be available TBD.

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