Jewelry Classes

    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code JE080221SJ
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    **This class will be held at BARN under the canopy in the back.**

    In the introduction to jewelry making class, students will learn how to safely and effectively use a variety of professional jewelers tools. Each day students will be taught a new technique while learning how to make a stamped pendant, a cuff bracelet, hanging earrings and a ring. No experience required. All tools and materials will be provided. Just bring your creativity.

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 12-14 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). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
    • 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 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 Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with a background in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    When she’s not making art, you can find Sarah teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts. Sarah enjoys introducing students to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    As a working jeweler since 2014, Sarah’s creations have been displayed in exhibitions hosted by the Seattle Metals Guild, Bainbridge Arts and Craft and Barn. You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry

    • Monday, August 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Outdoor Classroom2, Class Code JE08021SJ-2
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    **This class will be held at BARN under the canopy in the back.**

    In the introduction to jewelry making class, students will learn how to safely and effectively use a variety of professional jewelers tools. Each day students will be taught a new technique while learning how to make a stamped pendant, a cuff bracelet, hanging earrings and a ring. No experience required. All tools and materials will be provided. Just bring your creativity.

    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). The email address you register with is where all reminders will be sent to.
    • 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 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 Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with a background in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    When she’s not making art, you can find Sarah teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts. Sarah enjoys introducing students to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    As a working jeweler since 2014, Sarah’s creations have been displayed in exhibitions hosted by the Seattle Metals Guild, Bainbridge Arts and Craft and Barn. You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry


    • Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN's Jewelry Studio - Sandra Leese, Monitor
    • 2
    Register

    Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides BARN members and the jewelry community a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. Some metals are available for purchase. Ask the studio monitor for assistance.

    A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Skills Card

    To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. The Skills Card identifies the techniques and equipment that you have been cleared to work on, either when you completed a Skills Assessment or after you have completed a class. 

    Social Distancing and Protocols

    In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 1 spot available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

    Please read the new Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio coronavirus safety

    protocols hereBARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


    Safety in the Studio 

    To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

    • Wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Tie long hair back.
    • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
    • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
    • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.


    Monitor: Sandra Leese


    Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Sunday, August 08, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, August 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE080821CE
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    This "Flow" bracelet is made using only two kinds of beads . . . seed beads and half tila beads which have two holes. The process of weaving this pattern is consistent with other bead weaving techniques with the exception of a more intricate thread path needed to accommodate beads with two separate holes.

    The weave is very accessible and meditative resulting in a bracelet so smooth and flexible that it practically flows around your wrist! The accompanying kit will include everything you need to complete one gorgeous bracelet and have a fabulous time doing so! 

    Kits will include everything needed to make your bracelet. Please verify your mailing address when you register.

    Students will need to have a good working surface and light, reading glasses (as needed), scissors and an adventurous attitude!

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Saturday, July 24th so that kits can be assembled and mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register. Cancellations will not be accepted after July 24th.
    • To register, please choose the color combination you would like to receive in your kit. There are 3 kits available in each color for each registration category. Should available kits sell out in a registration category, please add your name to the waitlist for that color.
    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury.  Beading was intensive therapy for Chris and has been medically credited for helping restore significant brain function.  Chris holds a PhD in classical piano performance and opera direction from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently on the faculty at Central Washington University in Ellensburg WA as a performance coach and collaborator.  She has previously taught art workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.

    • Wednesday, August 11, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN's Jewelry Studio - Karin Luvaas, Monitor
    • 4
    Register

    Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides BARN members and the jewelry community a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. Some metals are available for purchase. Ask the studio monitor for assistance.

    A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Skills Card

    To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. The Skills Card identifies the techniques and equipment that you have been cleared to work on, either when you completed a Skills Assessment or after you have completed a class. 

    Social Distancing and Protocols

    In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 1 spot available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

    Please read the new Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio coronavirus safety

    protocols hereBARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


    Safety in the Studio 

    To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

    • Wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Tie long hair back.
    • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
    • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
    • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.


    Monitor: Karin Luvaas


    Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN's Jewelry Studio, Joan Hammond, Monitor
    • 6
    Register

    Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides BARN members and the jewelry community a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. Some metals are available for purchase. Ask the studio monitor for assistance.

    A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Skills Card

    To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. The Skills Card identifies the techniques and equipment that you have been cleared to work on, either when you completed a Skills Assessment or after you have completed a class. 

    Social Distancing and Protocols

    In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 1 spot available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

    Please read the new Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio coronavirus safety

    protocols hereBARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


    Safety in the Studio 

    To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

    • Wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Tie long hair back.
    • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
    • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
    • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.


    Monitor: Joan Hammond


    Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE082521SJ
    • 3
    Register

    This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    Ready to start soldering in the jewelry studio again, but need a refresher? This 3 hour revision class is designed for students who have taken the introduction to the jewelers torch class in the BARN jewelry studio.

    Students will be reacquainted with the torches and safety, while doing practice exercises with the instructor.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: Students must have taken an in-studio introduction to the jewelers torch class in the past 3 years. 
    • 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.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with a background in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    When she’s not making art, you can find Sarah teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts. Sarah enjoys introducing students to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    As a working jeweler since 2014, Sarah’s creations have been displayed in exhibitions hosted by the Seattle Metals Guild, Bainbridge Arts and Craft and Barn. You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry


    • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN's Jewelry Studio - Karen Olch, Monitor
    • 6
    Register

    Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides BARN members and the jewelry community a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. Some metals are available for purchase. Ask the studio monitor for assistance.

    A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

    Skills Card

    To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. The Skills Card identifies the techniques and equipment that you have been cleared to work on, either when you completed a Skills Assessment or after you have completed a class. 

    Social Distancing and Protocols

    In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 1 spot available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.

    Please read the new Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio coronavirus safety

    protocols hereBARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


    Safety in the Studio 

    To avoid injury, please follow these guidelines:

    • Wear closed-toe shoes.
    • Tie long hair back.
    • Avoid wearing loose clothing, dangling jewelry, scarves, ties, or any item that could get caught in machinery. 
    • Wear hearing protection when using noisy equipment. 
    • Wear safety glasses and/or a dust mask when using specific equipment.


    Monitor: Karen Olch


    Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Saturday, August 28, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, August 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE082821KL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This two session class will introduce you to the art of stone cutting. Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process. All base materials will be provided. Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional varieties of rough stones and are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

    Details:

    • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/ snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • 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.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor:  Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

    Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, September 04, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, September 05, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE090421KL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This two session class will introduce you to the art of stone cutting. Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process. All base materials will be provided. Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional varieties of rough stones and are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

    Details:

    • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/ snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • 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.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor:  Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

    Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, September 07, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE090721SJ
    • 1
    Register

    This 4 session (in-studio) class is designed for students of all levels to become familiar with the jewelry studio space and tools. You will learn: how to: safely and efficiently use jeweler's tools through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises. Students will start with a studio tour/facility walk through, studio guidelines, safety and policies. In addition, you will learn how to order materials & tools, borrow from our lending library, how to acquire a skills card and learn about our open studio protocols.

    The skills you will be introduced to are: how to safely use a jeweler’s saw, bench shear, step shear, disc cutters, files, hammer identification, stamping tools, dapping tools, pliers, rolling mill, flex shaft, drill press and the buffing wheel.

    All of these skills will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. Each student gets to take home their samples and handouts for future practice and revision.


    Details:

    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. 
    • $25 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
    • Students with all levels of experience welcome. Ages 14 and up. 
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • 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.
    • For tuition assistance click here to complete the online application form.  
      If you have any questions about the tuition assistance application process, please contact our Program Manager Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org or call (206) 842-4475 x221.


    Instructor Bio: 

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    Sarah teaches because she feels that making art is a creative outlet everyone should have the opportunity to experience. 

    You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns



    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, September 11, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE091121SJ
    • 1
    Register


    Want to learn how to make jewelry?

    In this 3-hour in-person class, you will learn through instructors demonstration how to efficiently use a variety of jewelers tools including a disc cutter, files, pliers and metal stampers to make customized pendant necklace.

    No experience needed, all tools and materials will be provided. Students 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC 302 guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with a background in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    When she’s not making art, you can find Sarah teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiasts. Sarah enjoys introducing students to the trade’s skills and opportunities.

    As a working jeweler since 2014, Sarah’s creations have been displayed in exhibitions hosted by the Seattle Metals Guild, Bainbridge Arts and Craft and Barn. You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry


    • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE091421CE
    • 9
    Register

    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Flat spiral stitch is a variation of the traditional spiral stitch technique which results in a flat laying bracelet rather than a circular spiral. The stitch is easy to learn and meditative to practice. The resulting bracelet is exquisite and comfortable to wear. All bead weaving techniques relating to the flat spiral technique will be introduced and reinforced within the class and throughout the creation of your piece.

    Be prepared with a well lighted, comfortable working space, scissors, reading glasses, determination and a sense of humor! All materials needed to create one flat spiral bracelet will be included in the supply kit. Please verify your mailing address when you register.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, August 29th so that kits can be assembled and mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register. Cancellations will not be accepted after August 29th.
    • To register, please choose the color combination you would like to receive in your kit. There are 3 kits available in each color for each registration category. Should available kits sell out in a registration category, please add your name to the waitlist for that color or choose another color.
    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury.  Beading was intensive therapy for Chris and has been medically credited for helping restore significant brain function.  Chris holds a PhD in classical piano performance and opera direction from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently on the faculty at Central Washington University in Ellensburg WA as a performance coach and collaborator.  She has previously taught art workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.

    • Friday, September 17, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE091721KL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    It's been a while! Are you ready to get back into the studio and cut some stones? 

    This refresher class is specifically for students that have already taken the Intro to Lapidary class and are ready for a refresher on how to use the equipment and cut some stones. 

    Get reacquainted with equipment safety and cutting tips and tricks in this 3 hour lapidary class.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: This class is for students who have completed the Intro to Lapidary class. Members are free except for the $5 materials fee. To sign up as a Member you must use the registration code that was emailed to you in a previous email.
    • If minimum enrollment of 3 students has not been met, BARN reserves the right to cancel the class.
    • Agate stones provided for practicing.
    • 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.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.

    Instructor Bio:

    Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California. Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

    Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


    Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, September 18, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE091821KL.1
    • 6
    Register

    Ready to try something new? 

    Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel! It's fun, easy, and the results are stunning!

    Make for yourself or a gift for someone.

    This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be!  Make some fun summer earrings and wear them out at the end of class.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • 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.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor: Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

    Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, September 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE091821KL.2
    • 6
    Register

    Ready to try something new? 

    Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel! It's fun, easy, and the results are stunning!

    Make for yourself or a gift for someone.

    This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be!   Make some fun summer earrings and wear them out at the end of class.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • 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.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


    Instructor: Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

    Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092121SJ
    • 3
    Register

    This 2 session (in-studio) class, students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises: how to safely set up a soldering station, ignite your torch, anneal and solder metal together. Students will be given the opportunity to work with the industry standard Smith Little torch, propane/oxygen torches and the EZ propane torch during this class.

    This is an introduction/beginner/refresher level class, all levels of experience are welcome.

    Details:

    • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. 
    • $25 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
    • Students with all levels of experience welcome. Ages 14 and up. 
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • 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.
    • For tuition assistance click here to complete the online application form.  
      If you have any questions about the tuition assistance application process, please contact our Program Manager Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org or call (206) 842-4475 x221.


    Instructor Bio: 

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    Sarah teaches because she feels that making art is a creative outlet everyone should have the opportunity to experience. 

    You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns



    • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE092121JH
    • 5
    Register

    This class has prerequisites. See below.

    Learning how to form metal using the hydraulic press opens new possibilities for your work! In this class, you’ll learn how to create multiples of the same shape, which you can turn into beads, pendants, and components for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. If you’re using textured metal, you won’t lose detail as you form the components. 

    Students will learn how to: 

      • Texture metal using the rolling mill
      • Create dimensional squares, diamonds, teardrops, and other non-spherical shapes using pre-made silhouette dies and the hydraulic press
      • Cut disks using the disk cutter and form them using a dapping block in the hydraulic press

      You will be able to produce a bead, a pair of earring dangles, or a pendant. You will also have time to create samples of each forming technique.

      Students should bring:
      • Pen, notebook, fine-point Sharpie or other pen that writes on metal, 6” metal ruler
      • Optional: texturing punches, textures to run through the rolling mill 
      • If you want to work in silver, please bring your own 24 or 22 gauge sterling sheet at least 2” x 4” (if you have a larger piece, don’t cut it)


      Details:

      • This is a beginning / intermediate level class.  
      • Prerequisites:
        Students must know how to cut metal using a jeweler’s saw and the step shear; and drill, anneal, and file metal. Riveting and soldering skills will be helpful.
      • 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.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

      • $40 materials fee is included in the class tuition. 

        Materials we provide are 22 and 24 gauge copper and a variety of texturing materials.


      Instructor: Joan Hammond began working in metal in 1994, when she started taking metalsmithing classes as an antidote to documenting computer software. What she discovered was a medium that not only utilized her previous training in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, but also opened the possibilities of creating art that can be worn. Family artifacts and history, plants and animals, and the textiles and jewelry of non-Western cultures inspire her current work, which Hammond executes using the techniques of chasing and repoussé. Her long-time interest in Asian art, which deepened when she studied calligraphy and tea ceremony in Kyoto, Japan, continues to influence her aesthetics and sense of design.

      Hammond exhibits locally and nationally, and her work has been published in Metalsmith magazine’s Exhibition in Print. She is a member of the Seattle Metals Guild; has served on the Board of Northwest Designer craftsmen; and co-chaired a national conference for the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

       

      Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Saturday, September 25, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Sunday, September 26, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092521KL
      • 5
      Register

      Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel! Fired glass can be added to fabricated, cast, or even metal clay jewelry. It's fun, easy, and the results are stunning!

      This two session class will introduce you to the vast world of enameling. Each session you will learn different techniques that can be combined or used separately. Topics to be covered include: torch and kiln firing, painting and sifting techniques, surface textures, sgraffito, limoges, and multiple enameling techniques.  All base materials will be provided.

      In each session you will make several samples of different techniques and walk out with one or more completed pieces of enamel jewelry!

      Details:

      • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
      • $40 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
      • Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional copper to make blanks (please bring cash or check) and are welcome to bring any copper of their own.
      • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/ snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
      • 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.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

      Instructor: Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

      Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


      Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

      • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092821CS
      • 7
      Register

      In this class, students will learn how to do gravity pour casting (no centrifugal casting machine required). We will discover the importance of spruces and vents. Learn to avoid undercuts in sand casting and compensate for the various shrinkages in metals. These processes are suitable for making small objects, such as charms, pendants, rings or components of larger pieces. We will be casting two items out of bronze. Students can provide their own metal if they wish to use a different metal.


      Details:

      • 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.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


      Instructor: Chris Stanley


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