Jewelry Classes

    • Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN's Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE093020CS+
    • 15
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Please join us for this free event! The Jewelry Online Connections (JOC) is an informal way for us to gather and share. After we have a chance to say “Hi” and catch up with each other, we’ll get right into our monthly topic.

    Later in the session, you’ll have an opportunity to share a project that you’re working on, get feedback on a design, or get advice from the other participants on how to solve a technical challenge.

    We welcome your suggestions for future topics. If you have a topic that you’d like to host, let us know! Send your ideas to jewelry.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    September 30th: Setting Up Your Home Workspace
    Co-hosts Chris Stanley and Joan Hammond

    Want to start making your jewelry at home but can’t afford the setup of your dreams? Come Zoom with Chris Stanley and discover some low-cost options and must-haves to set up your home work space. Chris’s first set up was a table in his bedroom in his parents’ house, his second one was in a closet in his first apartment. “Wherever I have been, with a small toolbox and a few supplies, I can whip out a piece when I need to. You can too.”

    Topics covered: torch options; basic toolkit; soldering setup; pickle; how to polish without a buffer.

    This session will conclude with an invitation to participate in The Hand Medal Project. This project offers a way for the jewelry-making community to show our appreciation for the healthcare workers who have risked their lives caring for people during the pandemic. For complete instructions, including a template for cutting out the medals, please go to https://handmedalproject.com/en/index.html Come to the session with a medal or two already made, or get inspired by what the other participants have made!


    Details:

    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

    Instructors: Chris Stanley and Joan Hammond


    • Monday, October 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN's Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE100520NA
    • 20
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Please join us for this free event! The Jewelry Online Connections (JOC) is an informal way for us to gather and share. After we have a chance to say “Hi” and catch up with each other, we’ll get right into our monthly topic.

    Later in the session, you’ll have an opportunity to share a project that you’re working on, get feedback on a design, or get advice from the other participants on how to solve a technical challenge.

    We welcome your suggestions for future topics. If you have a topic that you’d like to host, let us know! Send your ideas to jewelry.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    DATE: Evening of Monday, October 5
    TOPIC: Compare and Contrast: Wax Working Tools
    HOST: Nanz Aalund

    Working with wax is much easier when you have the right tools. BARN Jewelry Studio has electric wax pens to work with but a small investment in the right tool will allow you to work at home - easily. So, which tool is good for you? Join the Jewelry Studio for this Jewelry Online Connection session to learn about 4 different hot wax tools (electric and otherwise) and how to use them.


    Details:

    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. 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


    • Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio
    • 3
    Register

    **Limited open studios now available for members. Session may be canceled if there is an increase in coronavirus cases in Kitsap County**

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s fully equipped Jewelry Studio.

    Open Studio time allows BARN members, a collaborative environment to finish projects from previous or currently enrolled classes, to work on projects of your own choosing, and to have access to an amazing array of jewelry making equipment. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.


    Details to adhere to safe guidelines:

    • Please read the new Jewelry Studio coronavirus safety protocols here.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Free for Members but registration is required. To adhere to safety protocols, occupancy is limited to 4 people plus a monitor in the studio at one time. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.
    • Please limit registration to 2 open studios a month. You can check our calendar 24 hours in advance to see if there is still a spot open and register for that one.

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must complete a skills assessment session or already be cleared for open studio and have an up to date Skills Card. 
    • Instruction will not be given, open studio time is for self directed working.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, some metals are available for purchase in the studio, please partner with the studio monitor.
    • Safety in the studio!  Please wear close toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.
    • Lapidary available! Prerequisite to use lapidary equipment: You must have taken intro to lapidary to use equipment during open studio.


    Monitor: Joan Hammond


    Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Monday, October 12, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio
    • 4
    Register

    **Limited open studios now available for members. Session may be canceled if there is an increase in coronavirus cases in Kitsap County**

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s fully equipped Jewelry Studio.

    Open Studio time allows BARN members a collaborative environment to finish projects from previous or currently enrolled classes, to work on projects of your own choosing, and to have access to an amazing array of jewelry making equipment. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.


    Details to adhere to safe guidelines:

    • Please read the new Jewelry Studio coronavirus safety protocols here.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Free for Members but registration is required. To adhere to safety protocols, occupancy is limited to 4 people plus a monitor in the studio at one time. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.
    • Please limit registration to 2 open studios a month. You can check our calendar 24 hours in advance to see if there is still a spot open and also register for that one.

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must complete a skills assessment session or already be cleared for open studio and have an up to date Skills Card. 
    • Instruction will not be given, open studio time is for self directed working.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, some metals are available for purchase in the studio, please partner with the studio monitor.
    • Safety in the studio!  Please wear close toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.
    • Lapidary available! Prerequisite to use lapidary equipment: You must have taken intro to lapidary to use equipment during open studio. 

    Monitor: Sandra Leese


    Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN's Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE101420KL
    • 20
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Please join us for this free event! The Jewelry Online Connections (JOC) is an informal way for us to gather and share. After we have a chance to say “Hi” and catch up with each other, we’ll get right into our monthly topic.

    Later in the session, you’ll have an opportunity to share a project that you’re working on, get feedback on a design, or get advice from the other participants on how to solve a technical challenge.

    We welcome your suggestions for future topics. If you have a topic that you’d like to host, let us know! Send your ideas to jewelry.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    DATE: Wednesday, October 14
    TOPIC: 
    Jewelry Resources

    HOST: Karin Luvaas

    In this session, we will be discussing some of our favorite jewelry resources! Anything and everything from helpful websites, books, podcasts, Facebook groups, Instagram, to favorite tools, and more! Come to learn and bring your favorites to share with the group.


    Details:

    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

    Instructor: 
    Karin 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.


    • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN's Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE102020NA
    • 13
    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, and #116-111)
    3. Straight edge ruler
    4. Circles template
    5. Tracing Paper

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Monday, 10-19.
    • 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.

    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, October 21, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio
    • 3
    Register

    **Limited open studios now available for members. Session may be canceled if there is an increase in coronavirus cases in Kitsap County**

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s fully equipped Jewelry Studio.

    Open Studio time allows BARN members a collaborative environment to finish projects from previous or currently enrolled classes, to work on projects of your own choosing, and to have access to an amazing array of jewelry making equipment. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.


    Details to adhere to safe guidelines:

    • Please read the new Jewelry Studio coronavirus safety protocols here.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Free for Members but registration is required. To adhere to safety protocols, occupancy is limited to 4 people plus a monitor in the studio at one time. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.
    • Please limit registration to 2 open studios a month. You can check our calendar 24 hours in advance to see if there is still a spot open and register for that one.

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must complete a skills assessment session or already be cleared for open studio and have an up to date Skills Card. 
    • Instruction will not be given, open studio time is for self directed working.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, some metals are available for purchase in the studio, please partner with the studio monitor.
    • Safety in the studio!  Please wear close toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.
    • Lapidary available! Prerequisite to use lapidary equipment: You must have taken intro to lapidary to use equipment during open studio. 

    Monitor: Karen Olch


    Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Monday, October 26, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN, Jewelry Studio
    • 4
    Register

    **Limited open studios now available for members. Session may be canceled if there is an increase in coronavirus cases in Kitsap County**

    Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s fully equipped Jewelry Studio.

    Open Studio time allows BARN members a collaborative environment to finish projects from previous or currently enrolled classes, to work on projects of your own choosing, and to have access to an amazing array of jewelry making equipment. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.


    Details to adhere to safe guidelines:

    • Please read the new Jewelry Studio coronavirus safety protocols here.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Free for Members but registration is required. To adhere to safety protocols, occupancy is limited to 4 people and a monitor in the studio at one time. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.
    • Please limit registration to 2 open studios a month. You can check our calendar 24 hours in advance to see if there is still a spot open and also register for that one.

    • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must complete a skills assessment session or already be cleared for open studio and have an up to date Skills Card. 
    • Instruction will not be given, open studio time is for self directed working.
    • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, some metals are available for purchase in the studio, please partner with the studio monitor.
    • Safety in the studio!  Please wear close toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.
    • Lapidary available! Prerequisite to use lapidary equipment: You must have taken intro to lapidary to use equipment during open studio. 

    Monitor: Sandra Leese


    Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Zoom Room 1, Class Code: WO102820MG
    • 11
    Register

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

    The first step in designing and making any object is translating the idea into a two-dimensional plan, and that starts with a drawing.

    In this class, you will learn how to add one- and two-point perspective to sketches as you experiment with different design ideas and settle on a final plan.

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

    Details:

    • Registration will close at Noon on Tuesday, October 27th.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A link will be sent to join the Zoom online meeting to the email address you register with. Please watch for this email.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
    • 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!

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

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

      
    • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN's Jewelry Zoom Room
    • 22
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Please join us for this free event! The Jewelry Online Connections (JOC) is an informal way for us to gather and share. After we have a chance to say “Hi” and catch up with each other, we’ll get right into our monthly topic.

    Later in the session, you’ll have an opportunity to share a project that you’re working on, get feedback on a design, or get advice from the other participants on how to solve a technical challenge.

    We welcome your suggestions for future topics. If you have a topic that you’d like to host, let us know! Send your ideas to jewelry.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    DATE: Wednesday, October 28
    TOPIC: To Bead or Not to Bead?  Demystifying The Art of Bead Weaving
    HOST: Chris Eisenberg

    Description:  An introduction or refresher to the joys of bead weaving. Our discussion will include an overview of types of seed beads, basic tools needed and setting up a work space.  If you have done some bead weaving, you are invited to share your experiences with it (good and bad) as well as any projects you have made or that are in progress.  For those new to this art, let’s talk about what draws you to it or any fears that keep you at arms’ length.  Our session will finish with a brief overview of the “Exploring Bead Weaving” series I will be offering at BARN along with a description of upcoming classes and projects.


    Details:

    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email.
    • For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

    Presenter: Chris Eisenberg

    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 am 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.

    • Monday, November 02, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Thursday, November 19, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN's Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE110220NA
    • 12
    Register
    **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Photo Patrick Azcarate 2020In this 3-week course, we will meet on Mondays and Thursdays for an hour and a half each day to discuss design exercises and share our creative responses to them. The daily stress and trauma of our current social environment have a way of shutting off creativity. These design exercises are meant to reinvigorate the creative muscles inherent in every human being. Design elements and principles are the basic visual toolbox of every craft. The elements form the basic vocabulary of visual design, while the principles constitute the broader structural aspects of composition. Join us in getting your creative juices flowing again.

    Photo credit: BARN's Certificate of Craft Student, Patrick Azcarate 2020

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Friday, 10-30.
    • 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.

    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, December 05, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Sunday, December 06, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE120520NA
    • 12
    Register
    **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 5:00 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.

    In-Studio Reservations for a practice work session (for LOCAL students):
    You will have an opportunity to schedule this after you have completed registration.
    There will be a link to sign up for one of the in-studio practice sessions in the confirmation email
    Face masks, safety glasses, and close-toed shoes are required for in-studio appointments.

    • There are two 2 hour work session you can reserve. 
    • There is a limit of 4 students in the studio per session.
    • Saturday, December 5: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
      OR 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

      Sunday, December 6: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
      OR 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    TOOLS NEEDED:

    LOANER KITS:
    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.org. These 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.  

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    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 class. Please 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.


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      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.

      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, December 05, 2020
      • (PST)
      • Sunday, December 06, 2020
      • (PST)
      • 4 sessions
      • Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE120520NA
      • 14
      Register

      These in-studio work sessions are restricted to those local students who are registered for the Wax Carving Basics ONLINE class.

      In-Studio Reservations for a practice work session (for LOCAL students):

      Face masks, safety glasses, and close-toed shoes are required for in-studio appointments.

      • There are two 2 hour work sessions you can register for. 
      • There is a limit of 4 students in the studio per session.
      • Saturday, December 5:
        12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
        OR
        2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

        Sunday, December 6: 
        12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
        OR
        2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

      Please click the register type for the time slot you want to reserve. One session per student please.

      • Monday, February 22, 2021
      • (PST)
      • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: JE022221AV
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      Have you ever built a project and then been disappointed by the design result? By making quick, easy scaled models first, you can play around with different design solutions and settle on one that incorporates your favorite elements — before you embark on building the full-size project in wood, metal or other materials. Scaled models are also useful for artists working on projects such as books with popup or fold-out elements.

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

      This two session class covers:

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

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

      Details:

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


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




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