Jewelry Classes

    • Friday, November 20, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PST)
    • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (PST)
    • BARN wide event

    Click here to visit our online shops! Link will be active on Friday, November 20.

    BARN Bazaar Goes Online

    Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you will find an unmatched selection of original hand-crafted items. The Bazaar opens Friday, November 20 at 10:00 AM at Bazaar.BainbridgeBARN.org .

    This is the first time that the Bazaar has been held online – usually it is at BARN on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year you will have until December 15 to make your selections.

    Remember that most of these items are one-of-a-kind and will be removed from the site once they have been purchased.

    All the items offered at the Bazaar were made by BARN members. Each participating member has their own “store” within the Bazaar site. All proceeds, less taxes and administrative costs, go directly to the artisans.

    All purchases will be picked up at BARN via curbside pickup. Pick one of the available times at least 4 days after your transaction, drive in front of the BARN facility, call the number out front and we’ll bring your purchase out to your car.

    Questions? Contact our Membership Coordinator by email at membership@bainbridgebarn.org, or by phone at 206-842-4475 


    • Friday, December 04, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Friday, December 11, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE120420CE
    Registration is closed
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Ladder stitch is a fast and fun staple of bead weaving that is great for beginners.  In session one, basics of beading ~ setting up a space, tools needed and best practices for beaders ~ will be reviewed. You will learn the pattern of this basic stitch and use two different kinds of beads to create a beautiful beaded ladder that will be the foundation of a bracelet. 

    Students will reinforce and gain comfort with this pattern by continuing their ladder stitch bracelet to a chosen length during the week before the finishing class. Session two of exploring ladder stitch will begin with sharing personal successes and trials experienced to this point. Beaders will also learn and incorporate valuable embellishment technique to finish their bracelet as well as how to add a simple magnetic clasp.

    Kits will include everything to make at least one bracelet. Students will need to supply scissors.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Monday, 11/23.
    • Please verify your mailing address when registering. Kits will be mailed on 11/23.
    • This class will be taught via Zoom video conferencing. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • 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.
    • In gratitude to our members for their continued support during the closures, BARN is offering all classes for free to BARN members through December 2020.  Members are still responsible for paying materials and mailing fees, where applicable. If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week!
    • 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.

    • Saturday, December 05, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Sunday, December 06, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE120520NA
    Registration is closed
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom. Registration will close on Monday, November 23rd**

    In this two-day class, participants will learn how to measure and mark the hard carving wax used in jewelry making with visible planning lines and precision cuts. We will be practicing 3-dimensional planning and layout techniques for subtractive Wax Carving.

    We will begin with the preparation of Carving Wax for ring size and design layout for carving with a classic Dome ring design. Once the practice Wax is completed, participants will be able to apply these new skills to their own designs. The different carving waxes designated by color will be discussed. Green, Blue, and Purple waxes will be available for practice carving. Specialized Wax Tools such as wax saw blades, miter boxes, rotary files, mini lathe, electric wax pens and scrappers will be explained in depth and demonstrated.

    Important Information about this class. Please read through this before registering:

    Class will begin at 9:30 AM and go until 11:30 AM. During that time the instructor will be demonstrating techniques. There will be a break in the session to allow students to practice some of the techniques presented in class. Local students have the option of working in the Jewelry Studio at BARN (please see reservation details below) or you can work from home if you have tools and bench set up. The online session will pick up again at 4:00 PM and go until 6:00 PM. You will use the same link you were sent in the reminder email to rejoin the online class.

    TOOLS NEEDED:

    Tools for your home workbench:

    Students are encouraged to collect/order as many of their own tools as possible before class begins. Tools such as old wood files, Exacto knives, hack saw frames, or Dremel tools with burs can be used for wax carving. If you already have some tools and wish to use your own, check the list below for the required tools for this class.

    Order numbers listed below are from Rio Grande Jewelry Suppliers.

    1. Wax Saw Blades: German spiral #3 (Rio #110-066) $3.95/doz
    2. Jeweler’s Saw frame (Rio #110-039) $12.99
    3. Clamp on Bench Pin (Rio #110-010) $7.45
    4. Ring mandrel (Rio #111-376 for stepped and marked with ring sizes in wood) $21.50
    5. Alcohol lamp (Rio #700-008) $4.95 {students must supply their own rubbing alcohol}
    6. Wax Carving Spatulas Set of 5 with 10 different tips (Rio #700-278) $22.95
    7. Double-Ended Wax File (Rio #114-921) $32.50
    8. Brass Slide Gauge  (Rio #116-075) $8.99
    9. Scribe   (Rio #118-455) $10.45
    10. Divider (Rio #116-842) $9.89
    11. Matt Ring Tube Sizer (Rio #700-570) $26.25


    MATERIALS WE DO PROVIDE:

    • We will mail you additional materials for this classPlease verify your mailing address when you register.
    • Material Fee: $35 (this is included in your tuition

      Materials mailed to you include:
      • A variety of wax sheet, wire, ring blanks and these supplies:
      • Glue Stick
      • Tracing paper
      • Exacto knife #12 blade
      • White-out correction fluid

    Material Kits will be mailed out 10 days prior to class start.

    No Lost Wax Casting is included in this class.

    Casting by Proxy (casting of your waxes into you choice of brass or sterling silver by BARN jewelry experts) will be available at a date TBD.


    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Monday, November 23th. This allows us ample time to mail the extra materials we are providing for this class.
    • This class is open to Beginners and Advanced Jewelry enthusiasts.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • 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.
    • In gratitude to our members for their continued support during the closures, BARN is offering all classes for free to BARN members through December 2020.  Members are still responsible for paying materials and mailing fees, where applicable. If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week!
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
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    Photo Instructor, Nanz Aalund

    Instructor Bio:

    Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. She holds a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her jewelry has been exhibited internationally since the 1980s. She authored, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009, and “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, which received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P - 2018 Excel Awards.

    • Wednesday, December 09, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN's Zoom Room 2
    Register

    **This event will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Hosted by Membership Coordinator Carla Mackey.

    An open forum of discussion for BARN Members to gather and chat every second Wednesday of the month. Carla may bring topics of conversation to the meeting.

    Members, please register here to receive the Zoom link right away. It will be sent to the email address you used to register. A reminder email will also be sent one day prior to the event.

    The BARN Member newsletter is emailed the fourth Wednesday of the month. The link to join is also provided in that monthly newsletter about a week prior to the event. 

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

    • Thursday, January 07, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PST)
    • BARN Zoom Room 1
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Image from Pexels.comIn this relaxed 90-minute Zoom class we will look at how teaching a craft topic can be designed for the online learning experience. With the help of curated video, guided discussions, checklists, worksheets, and demos, each participant will learn to take their own topic and develop it into a single class (for future expansion into a complete course of study) that will be applicable to the needs of the online learning environment.

    You may also be interest in Technology for Live Streaming Workshop held on Thursday, January 14th. Click here to read more and register.

    Details:

    • An email will be sent one day prior to the class start to the email you registered with. The email will contain the Zoom video conferencing link to join, and handouts to be reviewed before the class. You will receive a registration confirmation email and then an email 1 day prior to class start date. Please watch for these emails. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
    • For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

    Instructor: Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980s. She authored the book, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P Excel Awards, in 2018



    Image from Pexels.com

    • Monday, January 11, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Monday, January 18, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE011121CE
    Register

    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom. Registration will close on Sunday, 12/27**

    Explore this staple of bead weaving ~ peyote stitch! Great for beginners ~ satisfying for everyone!  In session one, basics of beading ~ setting up a space, tools needed and best practices for beaders ~ will be reviewed. Participants will learn the pattern of this basic stitch and use it to create a number of beads while in class. Students will reinforce and gain comfort with this pattern by creating more beads during the week before the finishing class. Session two of exploring peyote stitch will begin with sharing personal successes and trials experienced and also exploring a number of jewelry designs possible with these beads.  Beaders will finish a beautiful pair of earrings with their new found skills.

    Kits will include everything needed to make 10 – 12 beaded beads and supplies for one pair of earrings. Please verify your mailing address when you register.

    Students will need to supply scissors and round nose pliers.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, 12/27 so that kits can be assembled and mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register.
    • To register, please choose the color combination you would like to receive in your kit.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • 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.

    • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PST)
    • BARN Zoom Room 1 / Instructor in Small Classroom
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    In this casual and informative 90-min. session, BARN’s Facility Manager, Darryn Achall, will walk you through the Video equipment available to BARN instructors. Vocabulary and the function for each piece of equipment used in online teaching will be demonstrated. Darryn will provide examples of how different Tech set-ups can work for different craft needs. You will also learn how you can access this equipment for your online class.


    Details:

    • If you are interested in teaching for BARN, please click this link for more information.
    • Registration will close on Tuesday, 01/12.
    • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • Handouts and a Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the class start to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email.

    Instructor Bio:

    Darryn Achall has worked in facility management for 30 years. He has a BS in Software Development. He currently works as Facility and Technology Manager at BARN. He has worked on side projects for website development and open source software. Darryn has been involved in photography and videography as an amateur for 20 years. He especially enjoys underwater video while scuba diving. Darryn has a studio set up at home where he and his wife stream online whole food cooking classes. When the need arose for BARN to acquire equipment for online classes, he was designated as the person to lead this effort. Darryn is eager to assist all BARN instructors in getting the equipment setup that they need for streaming live classes or video online. 



    • Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Jewelry Zoom Room
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Join us for this demonstration introducing viewers to the Lost Wax Casting Process. BARN is now  offering a "Casting by Proxy" service to Members who wish to have their wax or 3d models cast.

    Once a month, Members will be encouraged to drop off their wax models or other objects for casting at BARN. More details will be available during this session.

    A Casting By Proxy live viewing session will be held online once a month. BARN Jewelry Studio monitors will perform the multi-task process of Lost Wax Casting into metal of wax carvings, 3d print outs, organic materials, or other non-toxic models that have been submitted to the Jewelry studio. We will have these viewing opportunities on our website soon.

    Please click here to view a class being offered on Wax Carving Basics beginning on February 6 through the 7th.

    Details:

    • This class will be conducted via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the start of this eventPlease watch for this email.

    Instructor Bio:

    Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

    • Monday, January 25, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Friday, January 29, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN's Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE012521NA
    • 15
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    This three-session class will focus on Black and White jewelry illustration techniques and allow for practice during breaks, repeating strategic sections of instruction to gain deeper skills. Demonstrations will be shared on the use of drawing templates, different lead hardness, tracing paper, and white highlights to gain realism. Participants will gain experience in illustrating jewelry ideas in front, side, and edge views of rings, pendants and earrings.

    Students will need to supply:

    1. In hardness of 2B, H, and 2H drawing pencils (mechanical or wooden)
    2. Jewelry Drawing Templates (Rio # 116-112 Ring Shanks and 116-110 Gemstone Template)
    3. Straight edge ruler
    4. Circles template
    5. Tracing Paper

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Friday, January 22nd.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.


    • Saturday, February 06, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Sunday, February 07, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE0206210NA
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    In this two-day class, participants will learn how to measure and mark the hard carving wax used in jewelry making with visible planning lines and precision cuts. We will be practicing 3-dimensional planning and layout techniques for subtractive Wax Carving.

    We will begin with the preparation of Carving Wax for ring size and design layout for carving with a classic Dome ring design. Once the practice Wax is completed, participants will be able to apply these new skills to their own designs. The different carving waxes designated by color will be discussed. Green, Blue, and Purple waxes will be available for practice carving. Specialized Wax Tools such as wax saw blades, miter boxes, rotary files, mini lathe, electric wax pens and scrappers will be explained in depth and demonstrated.

    Important Information about this class. Please read through this before registering:

    Class will begin at 9:30 AM and go until 11:30 AM each day. During that time the instructor will be demonstrating techniques. There will be a break in the session to allow students to practice some of the techniques presented in class. Local students have the option of working in the Jewelry Studio at BARN (please see reservation details below) or you can work from home if you have tools and bench set up.

    The session will pick up again at 4:00 PM and go until 6:00 PM. You will use the same link you were sent in the reminder email to rejoin the online class.

    TOOLS NEEDED:

    Tools for your home workbench:

    Students are encouraged to collect/order as many of their own tools as possible before class begins. Tools such as old wood files, Exacto knives, hack saw frames, or Dremel tools with burs can be used for wax carving. If you already have some tools and wish to use your own, check the list below for the required tools for this class.

    Order numbers listed below are from Rio Grande Jewelry Suppliers.

    1. Wax Saw Blades: German spiral #3 (Rio #110-066) $3.95/doz
    2. Jeweler’s Saw frame (Rio #110-039) $12.99
    3. Clamp on Bench Pin (Rio #110-010) $7.45
    4. Ring mandrel (Rio #111-376 for stepped and marked with ring sizes in wood) $21.50
    5. Alcohol lamp (Rio #700-008) $4.95 {students must supply their own rubbing alcohol}
    6. Wax Carving Spatulas Set of 5 with 10 different tips (Rio #700-278) $22.95
    7. Double-Ended Wax File (Rio #114-921) $32.50
    8. Brass Slide Gauge  (Rio #116-075) $8.99
    9. Scribe   (Rio #118-455) $10.45
    10. Divider (Rio #116-842) $9.89
    11. Matt Ring Tube Sizer (Rio #700-570) $26.25
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    LOANER KITS Available:

    We have 6 loaner kits that can be checked out and picked up at BARN by local students. If you would like to have a loaner kit to use prior to the class, you will need to email the instructor at NanzA@bainbridgebarn.orgThese are available on a first come first serve basis.

    We will notify the 6 students who reserved kits. Kits will be ready for pick up on Friday, December 4th. All loaner kits require a security deposit of $175 via a check. When kits are returned on Monday, December 7th, you will receive your check back.  


    MATERIALS/KITS WE DO PROVIDE:

    • We will mail you additional materials for this classPlease verify your mailing address when you register.
    • Material Fee: $35 (this is included in your tuition

      Materials mailed to you include:
      • A variety of wax sheet, wire, ring blanks and these supplies:
      • Glue Stick
      • Tracing paper
      • Exacto knife #12 blade
      • White-out correction fluid

    Material Kits will be mailed out 10 days prior to class start.

    No Lost Wax Casting is included in this class.

    Casting by Proxy (casting of your waxes into you choice of brass or sterling silver by BARN jewelry experts) will be available at a date TBD.


    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, January 24th. This allows us ample time to mail the extra materials we are providing for this class.
    • This class is open to Beginners and Advanced Jewelry enthusiasts.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    Photo Instructor, Nanz Aalund

    Instructor Bio:

    Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. She holds a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her jewelry has been exhibited internationally since the 1980s. She authored, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009, and “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, which received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P - 2018 Excel Awards.

    • Saturday, February 06, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (PST)
    • Great Room at BARN

    Mark your calendars!

    Stay tuned for more information on our exciting event! Watch for more information in our BARN newsletters and the front page of our website.

    • Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Jewelry Zoom Room
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Join us for this demonstration introducing viewers to the Lost Wax Casting Process. BARN is now  offering a "Casting by Proxy" service to Members who wish to have their wax or 3d models cast.

    Once a month, Members will be encouraged to drop off their wax models or other objects for casting at BARN. More details will be available during this session.

    A Casting By Proxy live viewing session will be held online once a month. BARN Jewelry Studio monitors will perform the multi-task process of Lost Wax Casting into metal of wax carvings, 3d print outs, organic materials, or other non-toxic models that have been submitted to the Jewelry studio. We will have these viewing opportunities on our website soon.

    Please click here to view a class being offered on Wax Carving Basics beginning on March 27 - 28.

    Details:

    • This class will be conducted via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the start of this eventPlease watch for this email.

    Instructor Bio:

    Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

    • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Jewelry Zoom Room
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Join us for this demonstration introducing viewers to the Lost Wax Casting Process. BARN is now  offering a "Casting by Proxy" service to Members who wish to have their wax or 3d models cast.

    Once a month, Members will be encouraged to drop off their wax models or other objects for casting at BARN. More details will be available during this session.

    A Casting By Proxy live viewing session will be held online once a month. BARN Jewelry Studio monitors will perform the multi-task process of Lost Wax Casting into metal of wax carvings, 3d print outs, organic materials, or other non-toxic models that have been submitted to the Jewelry studio. We will have these viewing opportunities on our website soon.

    Please click here to view a class being offered on Wax Carving Basics beginning on March 27 - 28.


    Details:

    • This class will be conducted via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the start of this eventPlease watch for this email.

    Instructor Bio:

    Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

    • Saturday, March 27, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, March 28, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE0327210NA
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    In this two-day class, participants will learn how to measure and mark the hard carving wax used in jewelry making with visible planning lines and precision cuts. We will be practicing 3-dimensional planning and layout techniques for subtractive Wax Carving.

    We will begin with the preparation of Carving Wax for ring size and design layout for carving with a classic Dome ring design. Once the practice Wax is completed, participants will be able to apply these new skills to their own designs. The different carving waxes designated by color will be discussed. Green, Blue, and Purple waxes will be available for practice carving. Specialized Wax Tools such as wax saw blades, miter boxes, rotary files, mini lathe, electric wax pens and scrappers will be explained in depth and demonstrated.

    Important Information about this class. Please read through this before registering:

    Class will begin at 9:30 AM and go until 11:30 AM each day. During that time the instructor will be demonstrating techniques. There will be a break in the session to allow students to practice some of the techniques presented in class. Local students have the option of working in the Jewelry Studio at BARN (please see reservation details below) or you can work from home if you have tools and bench set up.

    The session will pick up again at 4:00 PM and go until 6:00 PM. You will use the same link you were sent in the reminder email to rejoin the online class.

    TOOLS NEEDED:

    Tools for your home workbench:

    Students are encouraged to collect/order as many of their own tools as possible before class begins. Tools such as old wood files, Exacto knives, hack saw frames, or Dremel tools with burs can be used for wax carving. If you already have some tools and wish to use your own, check the list below for the required tools for this class.

    Order numbers listed below are from Rio Grande Jewelry Suppliers.

    1. Wax Saw Blades: German spiral #3 (Rio #110-066) $3.95/doz
    2. Jeweler’s Saw frame (Rio #110-039) $12.99
    3. Clamp on Bench Pin (Rio #110-010) $7.45
    4. Ring mandrel (Rio #111-376 for stepped and marked with ring sizes in wood) $21.50
    5. Alcohol lamp (Rio #700-008) $4.95 {students must supply their own rubbing alcohol}
    6. Wax Carving Spatulas Set of 5 with 10 different tips (Rio #700-278) $22.95
    7. Double-Ended Wax File (Rio #114-921) $32.50
    8. Brass Slide Gauge  (Rio #116-075) $8.99
    9. Scribe   (Rio #118-455) $10.45
    10. Divider (Rio #116-842) $9.89
    11. Matt Ring Tube Sizer (Rio #700-570) $26.25
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    LOANER KITS Available:

    We have 6 loaner kits that can be checked out and picked up at BARN by local students. If you would like to have a loaner kit to use prior to the class, you will need to email the instructor at NanzA@bainbridgebarn.orgThese are available on a first come first serve basis.

    We will notify the 6 students who reserved kits. Kits will be ready for pick up on Friday, December 4th. All loaner kits require a security deposit of $175 via a check. When kits are returned on Monday, December 7th, you will receive your check back.  


    MATERIALS/KITS WE DO PROVIDE:

    • We will mail you additional materials for this classPlease verify your mailing address when you register.
    • Material Fee: $35 (this is included in your tuition

      Materials mailed to you include:
      • A variety of wax sheet, wire, ring blanks and these supplies:
      • Glue Stick
      • Tracing paper
      • Exacto knife #12 blade
      • White-out correction fluid

    Material Kits will be mailed out 10 days prior to class start.

    No Lost Wax Casting is included in this class.

    Casting by Proxy (casting of your waxes into you choice of brass or sterling silver by BARN jewelry experts) will be available at a date TBD.


    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, January 24th. This allows us ample time to mail the extra materials we are providing for this class.
    • This class is open to Beginners and Advanced Jewelry enthusiasts.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
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    Photo Instructor, Nanz Aalund

    Instructor Bio:

    Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. She holds a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her jewelry has been exhibited internationally since the 1980s. She authored, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009, and “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, which received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P - 2018 Excel Awards.

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