Jewelry Classes

    • Wednesday, September 07, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE090722SJ
    • 4
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    This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

    Beginner Jewelry Project Class is designed for jewelry artists that are new to the craft and looking for time in the studio with an instructor to build their confidence and tool proficiency. 

    In this 3 hour class you can practice your new skills, work on a project or learn something new with the guidance of the instructor. 

    Each class the instructor will demonstrate a new tool or technique. 

    Materials available for purchase:

    • A variety of sterling silver; sheet metal, bezel, wire, copper sheet, brass sheet, copper wire, brass wire and findings. 

      Details:

      • Prerequisites: A Jewelry Studio Skills Card or completed the Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class
      • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

      Instructor Bio: 

      Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming, and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

      Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

      Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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


      • Thursday, September 08, 2022
      • Friday, September 09, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE090822KL
      • 0
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      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 are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

      Completion of this Intro class gains you access to open studio time to use the lapidary equipment. This Intro class is also the prerequisite for all intermediate lapidary classes. 

      Details:

      • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
      • 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.
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.


      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: [email protected]

      • Saturday, September 10, 2022
      • Sunday, September 11, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE091022KL
      • 5
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      Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel! This two session class will introduce you to the vast world of enameling. 

      Topics to be covered include: 

      Torch and kiln firing, painting and sifting techniques, metal preparation, and several enameling techniques. All base materials will be provided.

      Completion of this Intro class gains you access to focused open studio for enameling and use of the enameling equipment. Open studio time for enameling is separate from general use open studio due to the sensitivity of the materials being used. 

      Details:

      • No jewelry experience needed for this class. This class fulfills the prerequisite for other enameling classes we have on the schedule.
      • $30 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.
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

      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: [email protected]

      • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
      • Thursday, September 15, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE091322KL
      • 6
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      This class has a prerequisite. Please read the details below before you register.

      This is an exciting opportunity to practice casting your own work in precious metals. This is a hands-on experience. You will do every step in the casting process yourself so you need to be well versed and comfortable with the process. This is not a class, but more like an open studio for casting.

      Intermediate-level skills required. 


      Important:

        • Prerequisite: Introduction to Lost Wax Casting.
        • If you've had prior lost wax centrifugal casting class in the last 2 years where you poured your own metal, email us here to get instructor approval. 
        • Your payment for this independent casting includes 1 or 2 flasks equal to 500 grams of investment.
        • If you choose to cast more than 2 flasks, bring cash or check to pay for extra investment used.
        • Please provide your own metal. Bronze or Sterling are the most often cast materials. If you are using scrap, please clean and remove all solder beforehand. (You can cast in gold if you choose).

        Session 1: Investing: Must arrive with your pieces sprued, weighed (don't forget to record your wax weight & bring it), and attached to the sprue base. Please attend an open studio on Monday or Wednesday PRIOR to this session to complete your sprue work. We have a casting locker for you to store your sprued flask.

        Session 2: Casting: Come with your clean, pre-weighed metal and appropriate casting attire. Teams of 2 people will take turns casting until we finish. Everyone helps to clean up on both days.

          Details:

          • Prerequisite: Introduction to Lost Wax Casting. Please login to your BARN account, click on your profile name and check the link "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed this prerequisite class.
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 


          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: [email protected]

          • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
          • Thursday, September 15, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE091322KL+JH
          • 3
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          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

          Enameled bowls photo courtesy Abby WyattLearn how to make shallow copper bowls and decorate them with enamel.

          Topics to be covered include:

          Day 1: Using the hydraulic press and silhouette dies, you will form shallow bowls out of copper sheet. You will also learn how to finish the edges using the belt sander and grinder.

          Day 2: Learn sifting techniques for bowls and decorate your copper bowls with enamel.

          Students should bring:

          • Towels for drying hands and metal
          • Optional: Embellishments to personalize your bowl decorations
          • To make more bowls, bring 4.25” x 4.25” of 22 or 24 gauge copper for each bowl

          Details:

          • Prerequisites: Intro to Enameling: Opaques. Please login to your BARN account, click on your profile name and check the link "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed this prerequisite class.
          • A $28 Materials Fee is included in the cost of the class. Your materials fee covers enamels and copper sheet to make four bowls.
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

          Instructors:  

          Joan HammondJoan 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 she executes using various fabrication techniques, including chasing and repoussé.

          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. She is currently the Lead for the Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio at BARN.

          Karin Luvaas 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: [email protected]

          • Saturday, September 17, 2022
          • Sunday, September 18, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE091722SJ
          • 5
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          This two-day 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, acquire a jewelry studio 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, and flex shaft.


          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 sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision.


          This class is a prerequisite for other Jewelry Studio classes. 

          Details:

          • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. Students with all levels of experience are welcome. Ages 14 and up.
          • Registration will close on September 15, 2022.
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
            Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

          Instructor Bio: 

          Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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

          • Tuesday, September 20, 2022
          • Thursday, September 22, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE041222JH
          • 4
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          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

          Learning how to form metal using the hydraulic press opens new possibilities for your work! In this skills-focused class, you’ll learn how to:

          • Texture metal using the rolling mill

          • Create dimensional squares, diamonds, teardrops, and other shapes using pre-made dies in the hydraulic press

          • Cut metal shapes using pancake dies

          • Cut your own silhouette dies out of cast acrylic

          You can use the metal shapes that you textured and formed as is or enamel them at a later date.

          Supplies Needed:

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

          Details:

          • Prerequisites: Recommended that you have taken the Introduction to Jewelry-Skills Class and Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch at BARN or equivalent classes elsewhere. Please login to your BARN account, click on your profile name and check the link "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the prerequisite classes. 
          • Level: Beginning/Intermediate class
          • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

          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 she executes using various fabrication techniques, including chasing and repoussé.

          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. She is currently the Lead for the Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio at BARN.

          • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
          • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092122SJ
          • 6
          Register

          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

          Beginner Jewelry Project Class is designed for jewelry artists that are new to the craft and looking for time in the studio with an instructor to build their confidence and tool proficiency. 

          In this 3 hour class you can practice your new skills, work on a project or learn something new with the guidance of the instructor. 

          Each class the instructor will demonstrate a new tool or technique. 

          Materials available for purchase:

          • A variety of sterling silver; sheet metal, bezel, wire, copper sheet, brass sheet, copper wire, brass wire and findings. 

          Details:

          • Prerequisites: A Jewelry Studio Skills Card or completed the Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

          Instructor Bio: 

          Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming, and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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


          • Thursday, September 22, 2022
          • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092222CE
          • 2
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          Wire and bead bracelet photo credit C EisenbergThis relaxing and satisfying class is the perfect introduction to working with wire and beads. Students will review the basics of wire gauges and bead sizes as well as basic wire shaping and wrapping skills to make this fun and versatile bracelet.

          Learn the basic pattern as well as some fun variations in this workshop and you will be able to wrap up personalized, colorful jewelry for all your family and friends!

          Details:

          • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.

          Instructor:  

          Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

          Contact: [email protected]

          • Friday, September 23, 2022
          • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092322KL
          • 5
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          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

          In this class you will learn different application methods for working with transparent enamels.

          We will be using copper to create our sample pieces. Several demos will be given including using transparent enamel on sterling silver.

          You may also be interested in signing up for Hydraulic Press Skills: Add Texture and Dimension to Your Work being held September 20 & 22. 

          Details:

          • Prerequisite: Intro to Enameling. Please check your BARN account before you register to ensure you have completed this prerequisite by viewing the link for "Registrations and events" in your profile. 
          • 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.
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.


          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.


          • Saturday, September 24, 2022
          • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092422SJ
          • 6
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          In this one day class, you will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises: how to safely set up a soldering station, ignite your torch, anneal and begin to solder metal together.

          You will be given the opportunity to work with the industry-standard Smith® Little torch and propane/oxygen torch during this class.

          All of the skills learned in this class will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. This class will also help you in acquiring a studio skills card for access to the torches during jewelry open studio times. You will get to take home your soldering sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision. 

          Details:

          • This is an introductory/beginner/refresher level class, all levels of experience are welcome.  
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

          Instructor Bio: 

          Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming, and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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


          • Monday, September 26, 2022
          • Monday, October 10, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE092622CE
          • 9
          Register

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

          Super Duo beaded rope photo courtesy C. EisenbergA special addition in the ongoing "Beaded Ropes" series...weaving with two holed beads! An easy and mesmerizing weave using Super Duo beads woven around a leather cord which results in a softly flowing rope perfect for a bracelet or necklace!

          Good for beginners... fun for all levels!

          Supplies Needed:

          Students should have good light, reading glasses, pencil, tape measure, coffee! 

          Students will be mailed a kit with the needed beading supplies.

          Details:

          • Registration will close on Monday, September 12, 2022.
          • Registration for this class closes early so that kits can be assembled and mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register. Please note that requests for credits or refunds will not be accepted after Monday, September 12th.
          • There is a $25 materials fee plus $4 for shipping included in the price of the class.
          • 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 to complete our simple form before you register.

          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.

          • Tuesday, September 27, 2022
          • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092722JL
          • 3
          Register

          Wax carvings photo courtesy Jody LyleThis 2 session class will introduce you to wax carving with its tools and techniques. You will have hands-on time laying out your design, carving, cutting, welding and filing away wax to expose your model.  These models are used in the lost wax casting process.  *We won’t be casting the models in this class.

          Students should bring:

          • Any carving tools you have that you would like to use

          • Design ideas you want to use or discuss

          • Magnification if you want your own

          • Apron

          • Wax pen if you have one

          • Stones you want to make a setting for. We probably won’t use them, but we can at least talk about them.

          This class is for beginners and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. but casting experience is recommended.  (We will not be casting the finished model in this class, so you will leave class with whatever wax you have carved.)  If you have no casting experience at BARN, we recommend you sign up for Lost Wax Casting.  If you want to enroll, this class fills quickly and is coming up right after Wax Carving class, so don’t delay. 

          This class is a prerequisite for Wax Carving 2

          Details:

          • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class, but casting experience is recommended
          • The casting or molding of finished wax is not included in this class.
          • 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.
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.


          Instructor:  

          Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education over the years with classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time.  She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you.  Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé.   She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, semi-precious and precious stones to create fun and beautiful pieces to be worn and enjoyed. Her work can be seen on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.

          • Saturday, October 01, 2022
          • Sunday, October 02, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100122KL
          • 5
          Register

          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 are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

          Completion of this Intro class gains you access to open studio time to use the lapidary equipment. This Intro class is also the prerequisite for all intermediate lapidary classes. 

          Details:

          • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
          • 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.
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.


          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: [email protected]

          • Wednesday, October 05, 2022
          • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100522SJ
          • 6
          Register

          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

          Beginner Jewelry Project Class is designed for jewelry artists that are new to the craft and looking for time in the studio with an instructor to build their confidence and tool proficiency. 

          In this 3 hour class you can practice your new skills, work on a project or learn something new with the guidance of the instructor. 

          Each class the instructor will demonstrate a new tool or technique. 

          Materials available for purchase:

          • A variety of sterling silver; sheet metal, bezel, wire, copper sheet, brass sheet, copper wire, brass wire and findings. 

          Details:

          • Prerequisites: A Jewelry Studio Skills Card or completed the Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

          Instructor Bio: 

          Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming, and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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


          • Friday, October 07, 2022
          • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE100722CE
          • 9
          Register


          This easy bead weaving project is suitable for beginning and seasoned beaders 

          alike. The supply kit will contain all materials needed to make four tiny pumpkins ... two pairs of seasonal earrings or a set of charms. The class will introduce and review the basics of bead weaving.

          Bring glasses (as needed), sense of adventure and some patience!!!

          Details:

          • This is a beginner/all levels class.
          • Registration will close October 7th.
          • $15 materials fee is included in the class tuition. Includes everything needed to make a number of tiny, beaded pumpkins.
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


          Instructor:
          Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

          • Saturday, October 08, 2022
          • Sunday, October 09, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100822KL+JL
          • 3
          Register

          During this course, you will be introduced to the process of lost wax casting (starting with a wax piece and finishing with a metal piece). Using an assortment of waxes and materials, students will gain the basic skills of creating models. General information and some history on different methods of lost wax casting will be discussed, from the creation of a model to the completion of the metal casting. There will be some hands-on time to make a model, then students will sprue and invest their model.

          Pieces will be burned out in time for the second class where the students will be pouring their metal. The techniques of cleaning up and finishing metal casting will be covered.

          You will be introduced to different waxes to work with but this is not a wax carving class.

          Details:

          • There is a $35 materials fee included in the tuition price.

          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. 

          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

          Instructors:

          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.

          Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education over the years with classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time.  She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you.  Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé.   She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, semi-precious and precious stones to create fun and beautiful pieces to be worn and enjoyed. Her work can be seen on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.

          • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
          • Thursday, October 20, 2022
          • 4 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE101122SJ
          • 5
          Register


          This two-day 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, acquire a jewelry studio 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, and flex shaft.


          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 sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision.


          This class is a prerequisite for other Jewelry Studio classes. 

          Details:

          • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. Students with all levels of experience are welcome. Ages 14 and up.
          • Registration will close on October 9, 2022.
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
            Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

          Instructor Bio: 

          Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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

          • Thursday, October 13, 2022
          • Thursday, October 20, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE101322CE
          • 6
          Register

          PMC RingsPrecious Metal Clay is a clay-like material made up of fine metal particles, an organic binder and water. Working with PMC is similar to playing with PlayDoh as it can be rolled, shaped, textured, molded, and carved to your imagination's delight. Pieces are fired in a kiln which burns off the binder and melts the particles together into a solid metal finished work of art

          This class will review the basics of working with metal clay and will be comfortable for both beginners and intermediate PMC enthusiasts. On day one, a variety of ring styles will be discussed and design elements explored. Students will learn about clay shrinkage and how to size rings accordingly. Stone setting in PMC will be covered and a variety of crystals will be available to incorporate into pieces All participants will be able to create a number of different rings for over night firing. Day two will allow for discussion of the fired pieces and cover a variety of finishing techniques for them. Students should have time to continue working with their remaining clay and options for additional firing.

          Details:

          • This is a beginner/all levels class.
          • $30 materials fee is included in the class tuition.
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


          Instructor:
          Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

          • Saturday, October 15, 2022
          • Sunday, October 16, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE101522CE
          • 6
          Register

          Learn or review the basics of Precious Metal Clay while making a variety of unique and captivating beads. A variety of shaping, molding and construction techniques will be explored as well as ideas of how to utilize your beautiful beads in finished jewelry.

          Bring glasses playfulness and imagination!

          Details:

          • This is a beginner/all levels class.
          • Registration will close October 13th.
          • $25 materials fee is included in the class tuition. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


          Instructor:
          Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

          • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
          • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE101922SJ
          • 6
          Register

          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

          Beginner Jewelry Project Class is designed for jewelry artists that are new to the craft and looking for time in the studio with an instructor to build their confidence and tool proficiency. 

          In this 3 hour class you can practice your new skills, work on a project or learn something new with the guidance of the instructor. 

          Each class the instructor will demonstrate a new tool or technique. 

          Materials available for purchase:

          • A variety of sterling silver; sheet metal, bezel, wire, copper sheet, brass sheet, copper wire, brass wire and findings.

          Details:

          • Prerequisites: A Jewelry Studio Skills Card or completed the Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

          Instructor Bio: 

          Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming, and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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


          • Saturday, October 22, 2022
          • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102222SJ
          • 4
          Register

          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

          Keum boo set courtesy Sarah JonesLearn how to add 24k gold to your creations, using an ancient Korean technique called Keum-boo.

          During this project class you will make a pendant or a pair of earrings out of .999 fine silver. Then learn how to bond 24k gold to it creating a stunning and unique piece of wearable art.  

          The materials and tools needed for the project will be provided for use during this class. 

          Details:

          • Prerequisites: A Jewelry Studio Skills Card or completed the Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class.
          • $60 materials fee is included in the class tuition.
          • Please bring a cotton apron and a hand towel.
          • Students are encouraged to bring their own 24gauge .999 Fine Silver sheet, and 23.5k yellow gold foil, if they would like to make multiple pairs of earrings or pendants during the class.
          • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

          Instructor Bio: 

          Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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


          • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
          • Thursday, October 27, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102522SJ
          • 6
          Register

          In this one day class, you will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises: how to safely set up a soldering station, ignite your torch, anneal and begin to solder metal together.

          You will be given the opportunity to work with the industry-standard Smith® Little torch and propane/oxygen torch during this class.

          All of the skills learned in this class will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. This class will also help you in acquiring a studio skills card for access to the torches during jewelry open studio times. You will get to take home your soldering sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision. 

          Details:

          • This is an introductory/beginner/refresher level class, all levels of experience are welcome. 
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

          Instructor Bio: 

          Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming, and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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


          • Wednesday, November 02, 2022
          • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE110222SJ
          • 6
          Register

          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

          Beginner Jewelry Project Class is designed for jewelry artists that are new to the craft and looking for time in the studio with an instructor to build their confidence and tool proficiency. 

          In this 3 hour class you can practice your new skills, work on a project or learn something new with the guidance of the instructor. 

          Each class the instructor will demonstrate a new tool or technique. 

          Materials available for purchase:

          • A variety of sterling silver; sheet metal, bezel, wire, copper sheet, brass sheet, copper wire, brass wire and findings.

          Details:

          • Prerequisites: A Jewelry Studio Skills Card or completed the Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

          Instructor Bio: 

          Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming, and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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


          • Saturday, November 05, 2022
          • Sunday, November 06, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE110522SJ
          • 5
          Register

          This two-day 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, acquire a jewelry studio 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, and flex shaft.


          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 sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision.


          This class is a prerequisite for other Jewelry Studio classes. 

          Details:

          • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. Students with all levels of experience are welcome. Ages 14 and up.
          • Registration will close on November 3, 2022.
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
            Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

          Instructor Bio: 

          Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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

          • Sunday, November 13, 2022
          • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE111322SJ
          • 5
          Register

          In this one day class, you will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises: how to safely set up a soldering station, ignite your torch, anneal and begin to solder metal together.

          You will be given the opportunity to work with the industry-standard Smith® Little torch and propane/oxygen torch during this class.

          All of the skills learned in this class will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. This class will also help you in acquiring a studio skills card for access to the torches during jewelry open studio times. You will get to take home your soldering sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision. 

          Details:

          • This is an introductory/beginner/refresher level class, all levels of experience are welcome. 
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

          Instructor Bio: 

          Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming, and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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


          • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
          • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE111522JL+KL
          • 6
          Register

          Learn how to carve a pendant out of wax and then fill the cells with enamel. Champlevé is a type of enamelwork made by cutting away or creating cells in a metal plate and then filling with colored enamel.

          Topics to be covered include:

          Day 1: Learn how to design, carve, and shape a wax pendant that will be cast in sterling silver.

          Day 2: Learn the art of champlevé enameling. Wet packing, kiln firing, and cleaning will all be covered.

          Details:

          • This is a beginner/intermediate class. No experience necessary.

          • $40 materials fee is included in the tuition. This cost covers 6 grams of sterling silver. Please bring cash or check to cover any additional grams of silver that you might need.
          • 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.
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class.  For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

          Instructor Bios:

          Artist Jody LyleJody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry.  She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education over the years with classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time.  She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you.  Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé.   She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, semi-precious and precious stones to create fun and beautiful pieces to be worn and enjoyed. Her work can be seen on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.


          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.


          • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
          • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE111622SJ
          • 6
          Register

          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

          Beginner Jewelry Project Class is designed for jewelry artists that are new to the craft and looking for time in the studio with an instructor to build their confidence and tool proficiency. 

          In this 3 hour class you can practice your new skills, work on a project or learn something new with the guidance of the instructor. 

          Each class the instructor will demonstrate a new tool or technique. 

          Materials available for purchase:

          • A variety of sterling silver; sheet metal, bezel, wire, copper sheet, brass sheet, copper wire, brass wire and findings. 

          Details:

          • Prerequisites: A Jewelry Studio Skills Card or completed the Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

          Instructor Bio: 

          Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming, and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

          Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

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


          • Saturday, November 19, 2022
          • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
          • BARN-Wide event - No classes scheduled
          Buy direct from the maker at this