Metal Fabrication Classes

    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Jack Archer Welding Shop (JAWS)
    • 3
    Register

    Work on your project during the Welding/Sheet Metal Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    • Participants must have already taken Welding/Sheet Metal Orientation.
    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
    • You will be able to work on your project from 10am to 12pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.



    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Metal Fab MACHINE Shop
    • 2
    Register

    Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    • Participants must have already taken Machine Shop Orientation.
    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
    • You will be able to work on your project from 10am to 12pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


    • Sunday, October 24, 2021
    • Sunday, November 07, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Shop, Class Code: WE102421CG
    • 2
    Register

    *This class has prerequisites. please see below.

    Now that you have some basic welding, grinding, and metal-working skills under your belt, it’s time to start working on that piece that you’ve been dreaming of creating. Maybe your vision was spurred by a fascinating found object, a technique that enthralls you, or a space that’s begging for one of your crafted pieces of art. No matter what compels you, this is the class that will help you achieve that vision. It will start with your idea, and Carla will help you make it come to life. A major feature of this class is Resourcing; where to get the right materials; what finish to use; how to achieve the patina you want. This class will improve your skills, and help you along the path of learning what you need to know to actualize your piece. After you have a clear design in mind and a plan on how to construct it, you’ll work on your piece during this three-session class and have access to Carla’s guidance along the way.

    Details:

    • Prerequisites: MIG #1 and power tools experience.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. (Auto-darkening sun glasses are not helpful)
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    “Expressing your aesthetic is hugely gratifying and fulfilling!”

    Bio: Carla Grahn has 30+ years of metalwork and mixed media experience including: sculpture, furniture, installations, and site-specific architectural pieces, both public and private. She has been teaching Creative Metalworking and Introduction to Welding at Pratt Fine Arts, Seattle for 25 years. Her style is broad and she thrives on discovering/exploring new techniques and combinations of materials. Carla’s work can be viewed on her web site:  www.carlagrahn.com


    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: ME102621DH
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    This class covers the essential elements of the Centroid CNC control panel, the interface between you and all the CNC machines in the Metal-Fab Studio, including the CNC Mill, CNC Lathe, and the CNC Plasma Cutter. If you've any interest in using those machines, this is where you start.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome!
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio: As a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

    Contact: David Hays [email protected]

    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Metal Fab MACHINE Shop
    • 4
    Register

    Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    • Participants must have already taken Machine Shop Orientation.
    • Registration is required. No drop-ins please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
    • You will be able to work on your project from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The last half hour (8-8:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA102821
    • 4
    Register

    *This class has prerequisites, please see below.

    In this class you’ll build on your previous casting and pattern-making experience to make a basic mold using your pattern, assist in pouring the bronze into the mold, and then cleaning and finishing your bronze piece.

    This class is offered in conjunction with Alchemy Industrial Arts (AIA) at their facility. Intermediate Casting is one of several classes in a series that builds toward a working knowledge of casting in the foundry. The series includes:

    • An Introduction to Metal Casting (an online class)
    • Beginning Casting in the Foundry (hands-on)
    • Pattern-Making for Foundry
    • Intermediate Casting in the Foundry
    • Advanced Casting (an Open Studio format)

    Location:  This is an off-site class.        
    Alchemy Industrial Arts
    9392 Wardwell Ave NE
    Bainbridge Island WA 

    Details:

    • Prerequisites: Introduction to Casting in the Foundry and Pattern-Making for Foundry, or demonstrated competency.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry, bracelets that can get caught in machinery. Please tie long hair back.  
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision. A full refund will be given.

    Instructor Bios:

    Frank Wurden - While getting his BS Electrical Engineering degree at University of Washington, Frank also obtained a BFA degree with emphasis in life drawing, sculpting and foundry art working with green sand, CO2 sand casting, investment casting, and ceramic shell casting. Sculpture materials were clay, foam, wood, or wax for the patterns, and casting in aluminum, bronze and stainless steel. Frank says it’s been many years since actually casting, so it’s great fun to get back into it! “I totally enjoy the entire process and look forward to helping other people do the same.”

    Jeff Oens is a widely renowned sculptor with his bronze artwork exhibited in prominent art collections and public displays across the United States and Canada. Jeff is best known for his outstanding wildlife sculptures, but his portfolio also includes human figures, mythical creatures, and other diverse subjects, ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Many of Jeff’s sculptures can be seen around the industrial park on Three Tree Lane.

    Mario Oblak - Mario honed his passion for casting metal with BFA (UofW) and MFA (Rhode Island School of Design) degrees in Sculpture. Creating, designing and building in different materials and mediums is a joy, but working in liquid metal is “it” for him. Mario feels “Casting is a magical process that requires patience, skill, labor and teamwork, with the results both satisfying and permanent.” By sharing his knowledge and experience, Mario wants to help others explore, learn, and develop skills so they can see their ideas come to life.

    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA102821PM
    • 1
    Register
    *This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    In this class you will learn how to set up and run the 6 x 18” Hydraulic surface grinder. You will be introduced to the coolant system, learn how to dress the wheel, set table travel limits, adjust speeds and feeds, clean surfaces and precision grind stock.

    Details:

    • Prerequisites: Must have Machine Shop Orientation class and be familiar with general metal removal techniques.

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

    Instructor Bio: Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad. 

    Contact: David Hays [email protected]








    Received 4-8-19, posted 4-11-19

    • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Jack Archer Welding Shop (JAWS)
    • 4
    Register

    Work on your project during the Welding/Sheet Metal Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    • Participants must have already taken Welding/Sheet Metal Orientation.
    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
    • You will be able to work on your project from 10am to 12pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.



    • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Metal Fab MACHINE Shop
    • 4
    Register

    Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    • Participants must have already taken Machine Shop Orientation.
    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
    • You will be able to work on your project from 10am to 12pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


    • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Canopies At the back of BARN
    • 15
    Register

    A Special Members-Only Free Event:

    Join us to carve pumpkins!

    Jack-o-Lanterns_from_PixabayComJoin us on Saturday, October 30th, and bring your pumpkins! We'll be carving, painting, and decorating as we welcome the changing season together at BARN. We will be outside, at the tables under the canopies out back. We'll have warm beverages to keep us cozy as we carve from noon - 2 pm.

    We hope to see you here on Saturday the 30th! 


    Details:

    • Please register so we know how many to expect.
    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. More details can be found here.

    If you have questions, please contact our Membership Coordinator Jen Primm at [email protected]


    • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME103021PC
    • 4

    This class combines both TIG #1 & TIG #2. TIG #2 is normally the second in the TIG welding series to be taken after the TIG #1 class. However, in this combined class the instructor will provide instruction for both beginners as well as those who’ve already taken the TIG #1 class. Students will progress from making a basic TIG bead to the techniques and practice required to make TIG welded joints. Students will learn how to perform different kinds of TIG welds – butt, lap, “T”, corner, and edge.

    TIG welding requires more dexterity and practice than MIG welding. Students are encouraged to use open studios to practice their technique and develop confidence. The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the TIG welding process in performing different welds.  

    Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.  

    Details:

    • There is a materials fee of $15 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod that has been included in the cost of class.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes. Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

    Instructor: 
    Patrick Clanton is a professional welder with more than 30 years of experience. He participates in the artisan community on Bainbridge as a welder in support of other artists and as a sculptor in his own right.                                                                             
    Patrick Clanton Email: [email protected]

    • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio, class code: ME110221DH
    • 6
    Register
    *Prerequisites required for this class. Please see below.

    The Manufacturing section of Fusion 360 is an essential element of using BARN’s CNC machines. In this class, you’ll learn about:

    • Setup (Machine), Stock, and Post Processor tabs of Setups.
    • The various Mill and Turn (lathe) operations available, and when to use.
    • Tool Libraries and their relationship to the integrated tools in the CNC machines.
    • Post Processors, what they are, and how they are used.

    Knowing how to utilize the CAM functions is a big step toward using our CNC machines, and is required to produce useful g-code.This class is REQUIRED if you want access to the CNC Mill or Lathe in the Machine Shop.

    Details:

    • Prerequisites: Fusion 360 competency.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio: As a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

    Contact: David Hays [email protected]

    • Friday, November 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE110521BM
    • 2
    Register

    In this class you’ll be introduced to BARN’s Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Plasma Cutter and its safe operation. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc. The Plasma Cutter uses the plasma arc under directed air pressure to cut through metal sheet or plate. With this device you can cut patterns from mechanical drawings or images of art work. Just as in BARN’s other metal fab CNC machines, this system is based on the Centroid Acorn controller and has a similar user interface. G-code used to drive the machine can be generated by Fusion 360 from drawings or images, or you can make use of Centroid’s Interactive CoNversational (ICN) mode that lets you cut shapes defined by a sequence of cutting operations. 

    This class complements our hand-held plasma cutter classes and focuses on safety, start up and shut down procedures, and cutting simple shapes using the Centroid’s Interactive CoNversational (ICN) mode.

    “CNC Plasma Cutting and Fusion 360” (a next-step class in CNC Plasma sequence) will introduce you to creating and importing DXF and SVG files into Fusion 360, or making drawings in Fusion 360, and then use Fusion 360 to generate G-code for the plasma cutter.

    Another next-step class, “Fusion 360 Sheet Metal Basics”, will introduce you to the sheet metal capabilities in Fusion 360 that can then be used to cut parts for sheet metal parts that will be bent and formed.

    Go to this link to see the CNC in operation: https://vimeo.com/366139327

    Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years, at national food baking companies.

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    Details:

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!


    • Friday, November 05, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE110521BM
    • 3
    Register

    In this class, you’ll learn how to cut useful and interesting shapes out of sheet metal using BARN’s Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Plasma Cutter. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc that when combined with directed compressed air will cut through metal in a wide range of thicknesses. You’ll learn how to process image files that can be imported into Fusion 360, or use designs created in Fusion 360, then post-process your work in Fusion 360 to produce G-code that will be used to command the CNC Plasma Cutter where to cut.

    **This class has two prerequisites: “Introduction to the CNC Plasma Cutter” and “Introduction to Fusion 360” or comparable experience. A quick refresh of safety, start up, and shut down of the CNC Plasma cutter will be covered, but you’ll be expected to be familiar with these details. A laptop loaded with Fusion 360 is essential.

    Go to this link to see the CNC in operation: https://vimeo.com/366139327

    Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years, at national food baking companies.

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    Details:

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!
    • Saturday, November 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Metal Fab MACHINE Shop
    • 4
    Register

    Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    • Participants must have already taken Machine Shop Orientation.
    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
    • You will be able to work on your project from 10am to 12pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


    • Saturday, November 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Jack Archer Welding Shop (JAWS)
    • 4
    Register

    Work on your project during the Welding/Sheet Metal Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    • Participants must have already taken Welding/Sheet Metal Orientation.
    • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
    • You will be able to work on your project from 10am to 12pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
    • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.



    • Monday, November 08, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 2
    Register

    In this class you will learn about basic metal cutting, and the tools in the BARN machine shop studio used for drilling, turning, milling, sawing and grinding. There will be a basic demonstration of what the drill press, lathe, milling machine, cut off saw, band saw and surface grinder do. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on safety issues surrounding these powerful and potentially dangerous machines.

    Details:

    • This class is free but registration is required. No drop-ins please.
    • Registration is limited to 4 students. If the class fills, please join the waitlist (there is no cost to do so). If a seat becomes available, you will be notified. 
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.

    • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom Online Class, Class Code ME110921PM
    • 8
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    In this Zoom class you will learn about the ancient art of melting and pouring metal into molds to make utilitarian things as well as beautiful art. Learn about the various processes including lost wax and sand casting. We will discuss the steps to make sand castings to whet your appetite for classes at the BARN Foundry.

    Details:

    • Registration will close one day prior to the class start date on September 13 at 8:30pm.
    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

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

    Instructor Bio: Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad. 

    Contact: David Hays - [email protected]


    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: MA111021JO
    • 6
    Register

    Learn how to make a pattern for casting metal in the Foundry. Once completed, you'll be able to use the resulting pattern to create a mold that molten bronze or aluminum can be poured to produce the desired casting.

    Pattern-Making is one of several classes in a series that builds toward a working knowledge of casting in the foundry. The series includes:

    • An Introduction to Metal Casting (an online class)
    • Beginning Casting in the Foundry (hands-on)
    • Pattern-Making for Foundry
    • Intermediate Casting in the Foundry
    • Advanced Casting (an Open Studio format)

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Jeff Oens is a widely renowned sculptor with his bronze artwork exhibited in prominent art collections and public displays across the United States and Canada. Jeff is best known for his outstanding wildlife sculptures, but his portfolio also includes human figures, mythical creatures, and other diverse subjects, ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Many of Jeff’s sculptures can be seen around the industrial park on Three Tree Lane.

      • Thursday, November 11, 2021
      • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
      • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: MA111121PM
      • 1
      Register

      In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a pretty and functional spinning top to take home.

      Details:

      • A materials fee of $10 is included in the price of the class.
      • Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio. Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves.  Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Instructor Bio: Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad. 

      Contact: David Hays [email protected]



      • Thursday, November 11, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA111121
      • 3
      Register


      In this class you’ll get an introduction into basic foundry work. You’ll learn how to make a basic mold using a provided pattern with Petrobond sand, watch the bronze being poured into the mold, and then clean up the bronze piece that you’ll then be able to take home. 

      Students must wear natural fiber clothing with long-legged pants, tight fitting long sleeves, closed toed shoes (natural fiber or leather), and have long hair tied back. Safety equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own eye and ear protection. This class is offered in conjunction with Alchemy Industrial Arts (AIA) at their facility.

      Additional related classes BARN will be offering in 2021 are The Basics Of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern Making” where you’ll learn how to make patterns that can produce a working mold, and “Intermediate Casting” where you’ll use a pattern of your own design to make the mold and cast in Bronze. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) will also be offered. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these are offered.

      Location:  This is an off-site class.        
      Alchemy Industrial Arts
      9392 Wardwell Ave NE
      Bainbridge Island WA 

      Details:

      • Prerequisites: No prior casting experience necessary.
      • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry, bracelets that can get caught in machinery. Please tie long hair back. 
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision. A full refund will be given.

      Instructor Bios:

      Frank Wurden - While getting his BS Electrical Engineering degree at University of Washington, Frank also obtained a BFA degree with emphasis in life drawing, sculpting and foundry art working with green sand, CO2 sand casting, investment casting, and ceramic shell casting. Sculpture materials were clay, foam, wood, or wax for the patterns, and casting in aluminum, bronze and stainless steel. Frank says it’s been many years since actually casting, so it’s great fun to get back into it! “I totally enjoy the entire process and look forward to helping other people do the same.”

      Jeff Oens is a widely renowned sculptor with his bronze artwork exhibited in prominent art collections and public displays across the United States and Canada. Jeff is best known for his outstanding wildlife sculptures, but his portfolio also includes human figures, mythical creatures, and other diverse subjects, ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Many of Jeff’s sculptures can be seen around the industrial park on Three Tree Lane.

      Mario Oblak - Mario honed his passion for casting metal with BFA (UofW) and MFA (Rhode Island School of Design) degrees in Sculpture. Creating, designing and building in different materials and mediums is a joy, but working in liquid metal is “it” for him. Mario feels “Casting is a magical process that requires patience, skill, labor and teamwork, with the results both satisfying and permanent.” By sharing his knowledge and experience, Mario wants to help others explore, learn, and develop skills so they can see their ideas come to life.

      • Saturday, November 13, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Jack Archer Welding Shop (JAWS)
      • 4
      Register

      Work on your project during the Welding/Sheet Metal Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

      Important Details:

      • Participants must have already taken Welding/Sheet Metal Orientation.
      • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
      • You will be able to work on your project from 10am to 12pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
      • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
      • There is a possibility that an open studio may be canceled if Kitsap County has an uptick in Coronavirus cases. You will be notified via email should we need to cancel.



      • Saturday, November 13, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Metal Fab MACHINE Shop
      • 4
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      Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

      Important Details:

      • Participants must have already taken Machine Shop Orientation.
      • Registration is mandatory. No drop-ins please. There are 4 spots available per open studio to maintain safety protocols. Please click "Join Waitlist" if this open studio fills. If a spot becomes available we will notify you via email. 
      • You will be able to work on your project from 10am to 12pm. The last half hour (12-12:30) is blocked for you to clean up your work area.
      • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.


      • Saturday, November 13, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE111321HS
      • 3
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      * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

      This is a workshop format class with instruction and guidance to develop the technique for MIG welding aluminum.

      Aluminum welding is generally more delicate or sensitive than welding steel but can be accomplished with MIG techniques using a spoolgun.

      Details:

      • Prerequisite:  Welding experience equal to BARN Introduction to Welding MIG #1 (and preferably MIG #2 ).
      • BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
      • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.
      • A $22 materials fee for materials, gas, filler, and consumables will is included in the class cost.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

      Instructor Bio: Henry Sharpe is an amateur welder and active in Metal Fabrication at BARN.  Contact: [email protected]

      • Sunday, November 14, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE111421PC
      • 0
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      This class combines both TIG #1 & TIG #2. TIG #2 is normally the second in the TIG welding series to be taken after the TIG #1 class. However, in this combined class the instructor will provide instruction for both beginners as well as those who’ve already taken the TIG #1 class. Students will progress from making a basic TIG bead to the techniques and practice required to make TIG welded joints. Students will learn how to perform different kinds of TIG welds – butt, lap, “T”, corner, and edge.

      TIG welding requires more dexterity and practice than MIG welding. Students are encouraged to use open studios to practice their technique and develop confidence. The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the TIG welding process in performing different welds.  

      Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.  

      Details:

      • There is a materials fee of $15 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod that has been included in the cost of class.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
      • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
      • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes. Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

      Instructor: 
      Patrick Clanton is a professional welder with more than 30 years of experience. He participates in the artisan community on Bainbridge as a welder in support of other artists and as a sculptor in his own right.  

      • Monday, November 15, 2021
      • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI, Class Code: WE1111521JL
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      Use a forge to heat pieces of steel red hot and hammer them into the shape and edge of a knife. Repeat, again and again. Temper and quench. Then grind a final edge. You have a hand made knife to fit with a handle. These knives are utility knives, not kitchen knives.

      The knife-making class serves as an introduction to basic blacksmithing. The traditional knife-making class is a four hour hands-on class culminating in completion of a hand made knife.

      The class covers:

      • Safety and good practice
      • Discussion of “smithing”: forging, drawing, heat-treating, and finishing
      • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
      • Shaping and drawing a blank and a blade
      • Heat treating
      • Grinding
      • Drilling or punching and riveting
      • Finishing

      Class Goals:

      • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, metal forming, and heat treatment
      • Learn to draw steel through traditional methods
      • Create a knife blade
      • Understanding heat treating

      Location: This is an off-site class.
      Alchemy Industrial Arts
      9392 Wardwell Ave NE
      Bainbridge Island WA 98110


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      Details:

      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
      • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes of either leather or cotton.  Athletic or synthetic shoes and stretch fabrics are prohibited.
      • Alchemy Industrial Arts will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
      • Ages 14 and up, all levels welcome.
      • Class size is limited to 4 students to provide good mentoring.
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision. A full refund will be given.

      Instructor: 

      Jeremy Loerch is a successful small business owner of Monkey Wrench Fabrication studio, focused on original pieces made from all types of metal. Expertise includes teaching and curriculum development for youth, as well as adult programming. Contact: [email protected] or (206) 992-8509

      Further Contact: David Hays, [email protected]



      • Monday, November 15, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: ME111521DH
      • 3
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      This class covers the essential elements of the Centroid CNC control panel, the interface between you and all the CNC machines in the Metal-Fab Studio, including the CNC Mill, CNC Lathe, and the CNC Plasma Cutter. If you've any interest in using those machines, this is where you start.

      Details:

      • Ages 14+ are welcome!
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Instructor Bio: As a young man, David Hays worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

      Contact: David Hays [email protected]

      • Thursday, November 18, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • BARN Metal Arts Welding Shop, Class Code: WE111821HS
      • 3
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      MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.This hands-on introduction is aimed at students interested in trying MIG welding.

      The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process. The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials. There will be approximately two hours of hands-on practice and guidance on technique (within the 2 1/2 hour class).  At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a MIG bead and to be able to identify and remedy problems with the bead.  Many students will have advanced to exploring different types of weld joints or welding different thicknesses of material.

      Students who have completed the class are eligible to participate in welding shop open studios.

      Small class size (3) provides one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the welding set up process.

      Details:

      • Note: the A in the class title MIG #1A, represents the instructor is an Amateur welder. P would indicate the instructor is a Professional welder. Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
      • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. (Auto-darkening sun glasses are not helpful)
      • There is a materials fee of $18 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the class.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

      Instructor:  Henry Sharpe

      Henry is an amateur welder. 

      Contact: Henry Sharpe: [email protected]


      • Thursday, November 18, 2021
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Class Time is Pacific Time
      • 77
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      **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time** 

      Culture is defined by our record of creative endeavors. All forms of governance, language, commerce, art, and celebration are born from the imaginative mind. As a community, mankind can do amazing things, but it is often challenging to harness the courage to set our ideas loose into our external communities. In the first of this series, Raffi will discuss the nature of our creative drives, the systems and processes that have been perpetuated to inhibit our creative energies, methods to allow more creative confidence into our lives, and how to release ourselves from the burden of creativity. 

      This live conversation will conclude with a Q&A. 

      Details:

      • Registration is free for BARN Members and $10 for guests. 
      • This event will be presented through the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.

      Presenter:

      Raffi Minasian is a designer, educator, innovation specialist, and start-up mentor. He holds degrees in Product Development and Transportation Design. His impressive thirty-year career includes projects with Boeing aircraft, Mattel toys, car designs for multiple automobile manufacturers, and work with numerous start-up companies. 

      A founding professor of innovation for the California College of the Arts DMBA program, Raffi also teaches industrial design and is a noted speaker at museums and corporate events on the subject of future industries, new ventures, and creative methodologies.

      Raffi devotes much of his professional energy to educational programs for young people interested in design professions, including his Board of Directors position with the Collectors Foundation, Former Chairman of the Board for Zoolabs artist-based entrepreneurial training, and ongoing work as a graduate mentor and creative career strategist. 

      • Friday, November 19, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • BARN, Jack Archer Welding & Sheet Metal Shop, Class Code ME111921BM
      • 4
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      The Jack Archer Welding & Sheet (JAWS) metal Orientation class is required for folks new to the shop. You’ll get a full overview of the capabilities, hazards, and safety protocols practiced while working in this space. Major tools will be identified and their use discussed along with the related hazards. You’ll learn the various welding and plasma cutting capabilities JAWS has to offer, and proper use of grinders, cutters, and saws. You’ll also be introduced to the myriad sheet metal working tools available, both hand-held, as well as the larger shears, roll, brakes, and spot welder.

      This “Observe & Learn”, no-cost class offers only the basic but required understanding of what’s possible in JAWS. Hands-on experience with these tools is gained by taking classes, the first and best being our Wacky-Tacky Art class, where you’ll use several tools to make a wacky piece of your own.

      This class is free but please register as there is a class size limitation of 4 students. Class size is for safety so the instructor can focus on the presentation and to help students.

      Details:

      • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
      • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton). No stretch fabrics.
      • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 



      • Friday, November 19, 2021
      • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
      • BARN, Jack Archer Welding & Sheet Metal Shop, Class Code ME111921BM
      • 4
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      Come join the fun in the Jack Archer Welding & Sheet (JAWS) metal shop where you’ll learn how to safely use the power tools needed to cut, form, and tack-weld chunks of metal to form a piece of Wacky-Tacky Art. You will receive basic instruction on how to tack-weld with our Miller MIG 215 welders. This is a hands-on class designed to build the skills needed to safely participate in JAWS Open Studio events (MIG or TIG welding class or equivalent experience is required to weld during Open Studio). You’ll be outfitted with all the safety gear needed to safely operate the tools used. This class is your gateway to JAWS and is Highly Recommended prior to any welding or plasma cutter classes. Above all, this is truly a FUN class that’s full of great learning experiences.

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: You must attend JAWS Orientation before attending Wacky-Tacky Art.
      • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
      • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton). No stretch fabrics.
      • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.