Jewelry Classes

    • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Jewelry Live Streaming Online Class, Class Code JE072220GD
    • 12

    *This class will be conducted via live streaming.**

    In March 2020, McNeel & Assoc. released the 6.0 version of their software Rhinoceros3D for Windows or Mac. This glitch free, 3D modeling software has been an industry standard for boat design, interior design, model making, furniture design, and jewelry design for 30 years.

    This class, taught by a McNeel & Assoc. certified Rhino trainer, Gary Dawson, is a Level I Training for the Rhinoceros3D CAD application, suitable for beginning to intermediate users of Rhino 6. Students will learn to use the command pathways necessary to utilize this software in creating files for use with BARN’s 3D printers, laser cutter, lathes, and CnC routers.

    Continuing additional classes in applying Rhino 3D files to run each different tool in the Jewelry, Metal Fabrication or Electronic & Technical arts studios will be required. Please watch studio calendars or subscribe to studio email alerts for upcoming classes by clicking here.


    • This 7 session class will be presented through video live streaming.
    • IMPORTANT: A link to join the class will be sent to you by the instructor before the start of each session. Please watch for these emails as the links will be unique to each session.

    Students should have: 

    • A good working knowledge of the Windows operating system.
    • Ability to control a mouse or equivalent pointing device with precision.
    • Please download and Install evaluation version of Rhino 6 

    Instructor Bio:

    Gary Dawson is owner of Gary Dawson Designs, an online custom design operation that was featured as a Best of the Best” by Instore Magazine. Dawson has nearly 45 years experience in creating designs that capture the personalities and stories of his customers. My "thing" as an instructor,  is that with over 40 years of designing and manufacturing,  I'm quite keen on passing along the skills it takes to generate digital designs that can realistically be produced.  I keep "Manufacturing in Mind" in my instruction!  

    • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO102820MG
    • 1
    The first step in designing and making any object is translating the idea into a two-dimensional plan, and that starts with a drawing. In this class, you will learn how to add one- and two-point perspective to sketches as you experiment with different design ideas and settle on a final plan.

    This class is for beginners and people who want to revisit their drawing skills.  This class will be useful to you whatever your discipline.  


    • Ages 14+ are welcome.

    Instructor: Michael Gunderson moved to Bainbridge after a thirty-plus year career in California Public education.  His degree is in the arts and has taught classes in art, jewelry, ceramics and the trades, as well as serving as an activities and athletic director.  He has always found a great pleasure in communicating with young people.

    He thinks of himself as a person who solves visual problems.  He proposes a situation and looks to openly create a visual answer, whether it be paint, wood or combinations of media. He is not political in his work - not even angry. He's looking for the fun and the whacky.

    • Friday, November 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM (PST)
    • 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

    • Saturday, November 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • 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 for an application which will be available TBD.

    • Monday, February 22, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: JE022221AV
    • 2

    Have you ever built a project and then been disappointed by the design result? By making quick, easy scaled models first, you can play around with different design solutions and settle on one that incorporates your favorite elements — before you embark on building the full-size project in wood, metal or other materials. Scaled models are also useful for artists working on projects such as books with popup or fold-out elements.

    Designing anything in three dimensions really benefits from using three-dimensional models. In this two-session class, you will learn how to build scaled physical models that are classic 3-D design aids. You'll be working mostly with paper, card stock and basswood, and you will be encouraged to modify your models as you experiment with design and technique.

    This two session class covers:

    • tools and materials that professional modelmakers use.
    • how to choose the appropriate scale for your model, and why it's sometimes useful to scale up a model (if your ultimate project is small, such as a ring) as well as to scale down (if you are designing something big, such as a table).
    • tools useful for ensuring accurate models.
    • techniques for cutting, assembling and modifying accurate models.

    At the first session, you will learn about the tools and materials and make a simple model of a project suggested by the instructor. At the second session, you will make models and experiment with design options for a project of your own choosing. The overriding principle is to have fun both in making models as well as discovering how to further refine your design.


    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • The materials fee includes the cost of an architect's scale, which you will be able to take home and use for future models.

    Instructor: Alec Vassiliadis studied models from a very young age. He built  lots of scale models of planes, cars and boats, and painted, altered and sometimes destroyed them. "So, naturally, I gravitated to architectural school, where I excelled at building models," he said. After working as an architect for about a year, he gave up on paper as a medium of design and fell back into building models. It did not take long before he was turning his life passion into a profession. He has been building models for architects and industrial designers for the past 40 years.

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