Glass Arts Classes

    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Studio, Class Code GL080221JW
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    **This class is for ages 14-18**

    Amaze your 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 a 5-piece heart as well as another project you choose 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 in straight lines, 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 Day 4 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 will also 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; 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:

    • This class is for youth 14-18 years old.
    • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). You will get reminder emails sent to the email you registered with.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 
    • If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • A materials fee of $35 is included in the price of class.
    • 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.

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


    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.      

    • Friday, August 06, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio with Diane Bonciollini
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    You must register here. No drop-ins please.

    Details:

    • Working during Open Studios are available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off to use the studio.
    • All students must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    Monitor: Diane Bonciolini


    • Monday, August 09, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Studio, Class Code GL080921JW
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Amaze your 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 a 5-piece heart as well as another project you choose 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 in straight lines, 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 4th 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 will also 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; 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:

    • This class is for youth 10-14 years old.
    • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). You will get reminder emails sent to the email you registered with.
    • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1pm for the week of this class.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 
    • If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • A materials fee of $35 is included in the price of class.
    • 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.

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


    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.      

    • Monday, August 09, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA 98110
    • 3
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    You must register here. No drop-ins please.

    Details:

    • Working during Open Studios are available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off to use the studio.
    • All students must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    Monitor: Donna Rodger


    • Friday, August 13, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA 98110
    • 3
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    You must register here. No drop-ins please.

    Details:

    • Working during Open Studios are available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off to use the studio.
    • All students must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    Monitor: Diane Bonciolini


    • Saturday, August 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA
    • 5
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    This open studio has a focus on coldworking and lampworking.

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    Monitor: Nancy Adams can help with coldworking, torchwork or fused glassPlease note that this is not a formal class. Assistance is for students who have completed classes in these techniques.


    Details:

    • Prerequisites: Working during Open Studios is available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off on their skills card to use the studio.
    • All participants must register. Please register with the type of work you plan to do in the studio.
    • No drop-ins please. Please click Join Waitlist if this open studio fills.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.




    • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL082521GM
    • 3
    Register

    The Art of Glass Cutting is simply that, an art. It is fascinating, exciting, and empowering when you are successful; when you are not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive. With a few simple tricks, and patience, you can master the 'Art of Glass Cutting'. Instructor Gregg Mesmer will focus on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting and more. There will be plenty of time for practice and personal attention! After demos, conversation and practice, you will go home having a better understanding of techniques and tools that will make cutting glass a breeze.

    Details:

    • This class is open to all levels and is a prerequisite for using the studio during Open Studio sessions.
    • There will be a $10 materials fee included in your registration fee.
    • 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.

    Instructor:  Gregg Mesmer, of Mesolini Glass Studio.  He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both recognized with the 2015 Island Treasure Award, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio.  They have been working in the art glass industry professionally for decades.  Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to inclulde other types of fabrication;  all aspects of creating stained glass art; copper foil, glass fusing, public art and teaching.

    Over the years they have worked on many community Art in Public Places projects such as Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, as well as others.  Many of their projects include school age students on the Island and beyond.  Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.

    • Thursday, August 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Studio, Class Code GL081921DB
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    In this unique class, you will explore the meditative technique of powdered glass frit. Using frit powders of various colors and choosing previously dried foliage you will create striking floral images in this class.

    In the three-hour session on day 1 (12:00 to 3:00 PM) you will come to understand the necessary safety practices and clean up using glass powders. Then with step-by-step instruction you will practice the process of layering frit to colorize the dried foliage you have chosen to decorate your dishware.

    During the one-hour session on day 2 (12:00 to 1:00 PM) you will learn how and why to clean your powdered and initially fired pieces to prepare them for fully fusing each to a background piece of glass prior to slumping. Frit combined with foliage creates delicate organic images that will compliment your food presentation or anything you might imagine. 

    In this class you will produce one 9” x 9” square swoop serving piece, one 3" x 9" channel plate, and three 3” x 3” condiment dishes.

    Details:

    • This class is excellent for beginners ages 14 and up.
    • Instructions on how to collect and prepare your foliage before class will be in your registration confirmation and reminder emails.
    • There is a $45 materials fee included in the class 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Suitable for ages 14 and up.
    • Note: Instructions will be included in your registration confirmation email on how to dry & store your foliage before class.
    • 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.

    Instructor:  Diane Bonciolini

    The "olini" of Mesolini Glass Studio, Diane's love of glass is her passion.  As a full-time glass artist who has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1977, she grows and changes with every project. She describes glass, her medium of choice, as having a life of its own. This multifaceted medium shows itself in each of her creations:  stained glass, slumped and fused glass, lamp work, or glass combined with concrete. 

    • Friday, August 20, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA 98110
    • 4
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    You must register here. No drop-ins please.

    Details:

    • Working during Open Studios are available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off to use the studio.
    • All students must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    Monitor: Diane Bonciolini


    • Saturday, August 21, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA
    • 6
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    This open studio has a focus on coldworking and lampworking.

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    Monitor: Nancy Adams can help with coldworking, torchwork or fused glassPlease note that this is not a formal class. Assistance is for students who have completed classes in these techniques.


    Details:

    • Prerequisites: Working during Open Studios is available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off on their skills card to use the studio.
    • All participants must register. Please register with the type of work you plan to do in the studio.
    • No drop-ins please. Please click Join Waitlist if this open studio fills.
    • If you find you will be unable to attend after registering, please notify the registrar at Registrar@bainbridgebarn.org as soon as you know, so she can contact the waitlisted people.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.




    • Monday, August 23, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA 98110
    • 4
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time.

    You must register here. No drop-ins please.

    Details:

    • Working during Open Studios are available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off to use the studio.
    • All students must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    Monitor: Donna Rodger


    • Friday, August 27, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA 98110
    • 6
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    You must register here. No drop-ins please.

    Details:

    • Working during Open Studios are available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off to use the studio.
    • All students must register. No drop-ins please.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    Monitor: Diane Bonciolini


    • Saturday, August 28, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, August 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Glass Studio, Class Code GL082821MB
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This class is designed for those who have basic safety and torch experience and are ready to focus on growing their beadmaking skills. If you are rusty on your torch skills, the basics will be reviewed in this workshop.

    The Workshop is two days long divided into two sessions each covering specific skills and practice time. There will be a one-hour lunch break each day and two 15-minute breaks should you want to take one. 

    Session 1  

    Getting Started

    Students will become familiar with the studio and review safety practices. You will be given time to familiarize yourself with the BARN torches and their operation. A brief history of lampworking will be given which will launch you into the skills and techniques portion of the session. You will learn how to prepare your glass for shaping, use of basic tools, and how to apply glass to achieve donut and tab shaped beads.

    The Personality of Glass and Basic Embellishment

    Students are introduced to the basic properties and idiosyncrasies of “Soft” glass. You will learn about the compatibility of glass (COE), reactions between different colors of glass, and how heat can affect glass. Skills and techniques focus for the afternoon will be on making and applying stringer, applying dots, and simple manipulation of the embellishments.

    Session 2

    Details that Matter, More Design and Shaping

    Students will review and practice the skills from the previous day. The creative techniques to be learned are basic 2 color twists, working with Filigrana, and application of stringers and/or twists onto a cylinder bead. You will learn how to make cased beads which will prepare you to make a Tiger bead. And finally, you will work with frit and its application techniques.

    Materials:  Tools, glass rod, and mandrels for the class are provided. 

    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.
    • Please read the Glass Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • 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:  Michele Benson
    • Michele 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!


    • Monday, August 30, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA 98110
    • 5
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    You must register here. No drop-ins please.

    Details:

    • Working during Open Studios are available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off to use the studio.
    • All students must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • If you find you will be unable to attend after registering, please notify the registrar at Registrar@bainbridgebarn.org as soon as you know so she can contact the waitlisted people.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    Monitor: Donna Rodger


    • Friday, September 03, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA 98110
    • 6
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    You must register here. No drop-ins please.

    Details:

    • Working during Open Studios are available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off to use the studio.
    • All students must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • If you find you will be unable to attend after registering, please notify the registrar at Registrar@bainbridgebarn.org as soon as you know so she can contact the waitlisted people.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    Monitor: Diane Bonciolini


    • Saturday, September 04, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA
    • 6
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    This open studio has a focus on coldworking and lampworking.

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    Monitor: Nancy Adams can help with coldworking, torchwork or fused glassPlease note that this is not a formal class. Assistance is for students who have completed classes in these techniques.


    Details:

    • Prerequisites: Working during Open Studios is available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off on their skills card to use the studio.
    • All participants must register. Please register with the type of work you plan to do in the studio.
    • No drop-ins please. Please click Join Waitlist if this open studio fills.
    • If you find you will be unable to attend after registering, please notify the registrar at Registrar@bainbridgebarn.org as soon as you know, so she can contact the waitlisted people.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.




    • Wednesday, September 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code: GL090821GM
    • 6
    Register

    The Art of Glass Cutting is simply that, an art. It is fascinating, exciting, and empowering when you are successful; when you are not, it can stop you in your tracks and be very expensive. With a few simple tricks, and patience, you can master the 'Art of Glass Cutting'. Instructor Gregg Mesmer will focus on basic techniques, circle cutting, curves, strip cutting and more. There will be plenty of time for practice and personal attention! After demos, conversation and practice, you will go home having a better understanding of techniques and tools that will make cutting glass a breeze.

    Details:

    • This class is open to all levels and is a prerequisite for using the studio during Open Studio sessions.
    • There will be a $10 materials fee included in your registration fee.
    • 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.

    Instructor:  Gregg Mesmer, of Mesolini Glass Studio.  He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both recognized with the 2015 Island Treasure Award, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio.  They have been working in the art glass industry professionally for decades.  Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to inclulde other types of fabrication;  all aspects of creating stained glass art; copper foil, glass fusing, public art and teaching.

    Over the years they have worked on many community Art in Public Places projects such as Bainbridge Beach Glass Quilt, the Waypoint beach glass project, Rotary Centennial Park, as well as others.  Many of their projects include school age students on the Island and beyond.  Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.

    • Friday, September 10, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA 98110
    • 6
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    You must register here. No drop-ins please.

    Details:

    • Working during Open Studios are available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off to use the studio.
    • All students must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    Monitor: Diane Bonciolini


    • Saturday, September 11, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA
    • 6
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    This open studio has a focus on coldworking and lampworking.

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    Monitor: Nancy Adams can help with coldworking, torchwork or fused glassPlease note that this is not a formal class. Assistance is for students who have completed classes in these techniques.


    Details:

    • Prerequisites: Working during Open Studios is available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off on their skills card to use the studio.
    • All participants must register. Please register with the type of work you plan to do in the studio.
    • No drop-ins please. Please click Join Waitlist if this open studio fills.
    • If you find you will be unable to attend after registering, please notify the registrar at Registrar@bainbridgebarn.org as soon as you know, so she can contact the waitlisted people.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.




    • Sunday, September 12, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, September 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL091221DR
    • 6
    Register

    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 September 12, which will then be full fused. When you return on September 19, 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.



    • Wednesday, September 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL091521GM
    • 2
    Register

    Learn to create a stained glass window in this five session class for beginners and those looking to refresh your skills.

    Bainbridge glass artist Gregg Mesmer, from Mesolini Glass Studio will guide you through the step-by-step process of building a stained glass window measuring approximately 20" x 20". You will learn contemporary, innovative, and efficient methods to create this art piece, methods that he has honed over his 40 years as a glass artist.
    You will expand your glass cutting skills  tips from a pro and learn where to order your glass to get the BARN 20% discount.

    Students will also learn studio safety & protocol, required to use the BARN Glass studio during Open Studio times.


    Details:

    • Remember to wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
    • There is a materials fee of $90 included in the class price that will cover glass, drafting paper, pattern film, zinc and lead, and miscellaneous other supplies. Students are encouraged to use glass from the glass studio however, you can buy or bring your own.
    • NOTE:  In order to use Open Studio time for your own projects, you must demonstrate competency in glass cutting and grinder use. This course will address those competencies.
    • 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: Gregg Mesmer, of Mesolini Glass Studio. He and his wife, Diane Bonciolini, both recognized with the 2015 Island Treasure Award, moved to Bainbridge Island in 1977 and started the iconic Mesolini Glass Studio. They have been cutting glass professionally for decades. Their expertise, however, goes beyond glass cutting to include other types of fabrication; all aspects of creating stained glass art; and leading, soldering and glazing of stained glass windows. Over the years, they have worked on many community projects.  Gregg has taught for Northwest Art Glass, the Bainbridge Parks District, and Olympic College.

    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Saturday, September 18, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL091621NA
    • 6
    Register

    Channel the 60’s and create an 8” Retro Glass Plate! This is a Skill Building Project Class where you will practice straight glass cuts, learn about volume control in glass fusing, and the interaction of opaque glass colors with transparent colors. Basic glass construction techniques will be covered. This class is designed for beginners who would like to dip their toes into the world of fused glass.

    You will assemble your plate which will first be full fused, and then slumped into a gentle swoop mold. Come back to the Glass Studio on Saturday, September 18th at 1pm to pick up your work as well as see the others made in class. The instructor will be available to discuss outcomes and answer questions.


    Details:

    • This class is for all levels and is a great class for beginners!
    • 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: Nancy Adams

    Nancy Adams is a BARN Glass Artist who has been exploring techniques in fused glass for over 5 years, following a successful career in vessel design for the maritime industry.  Her attention to detail is now translated to the mechanics of creating with glass, an unpredictable medium.  She enjoys sharing the beauty of the craft with others.



    • Friday, September 17, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA 98110
    • 6
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    You must register here. No drop-ins please.

    Details:

    • Working during Open Studios are available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off to use the studio.
    • All students must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • If you find you will be unable to attend after registering, please notify the registrar at Registrar@bainbridgebarn.org as soon as you know so she can contact the waitlisted people.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    Monitor: Diane Bonciolini


    • Saturday, September 18, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA
    • 6
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    This open studio has a focus on coldworking and lampworking.

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    Monitor: Nancy Adams can help with coldworking, torchwork or fused glassPlease note that this is not a formal class. Assistance is for students who have completed classes in these techniques.


    Details:

    • Prerequisites: Working during Open Studios is available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off on their skills card to use the studio.
    • All participants must register. Please register with the type of work you plan to do in the studio.
    • No drop-ins please. Please click Join Waitlist if this open studio fills.
    • If you find you will be unable to attend after registering, please notify the registrar at Registrar@bainbridgebarn.org as soon as you know, so she can contact the waitlisted people.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.




    • Monday, September 20, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA 98110
    • 6
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    You must register here. No drop-ins please.

    Details:

    • Working during Open Studios are available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off to use the studio.
    • All students must register. No drop-ins please. There are only 6 spots available so that we can keep safely distanced. Please click Join Waitlist if this open studio fills.
    • Please sign up for only two open studio time slots per week.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    Monitor: Constance Ducar


    • Friday, September 24, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA 98110
    • 6
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    You must register here. No drop-ins please.

    Details:

    • Working during Open Studios are available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off to use the studio.
    • All students must register. No drop-ins please. 
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    Monitor: Diane Bonciolini


    • Saturday, September 25, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Glass Studio 8890 Three Tree Lane BI, WA
    • 6
    Register

    The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects. 

    This open studio has a focus on coldworking and lampworking.

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time. 

    Monitor: Nancy Adams can help with coldworking, torchwork or fused glassPlease note that this is not a formal class. Assistance is for students who have completed classes in these techniques.


    Details:

    • Prerequisites: Working during Open Studios is available to those who have taken a Glass A-Z Class, or have otherwise been checked off on their skills card to use the studio.
    • All participants must register. Please register with the type of work you plan to do in the studio.
    • No drop-ins please. Please click Join Waitlist if this open studio fills.
    • If you find you will be unable to attend after registering, please notify the registrar at Registrar@bainbridgebarn.org as soon as you know, so she can contact the waitlisted people.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.




    • Monday, October 04, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code GL100421JW
    • 6
    Register

    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 10-14
    • To register your youth please put in the NAME field your name then their name in parenthesis. Be sure to put in the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
    • 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, October 23, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, October 24, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL102321CD
    • 7
    Register

    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: October 23 and 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, December 11, 2021
      • (PST)
      • Sunday, December 12, 2021
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL121121CD
      • 5
      Register

      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

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