Metal Fabrication Classes

    • Monday, October 03, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI WA (6-9pm), Class Code: WE100322JL
    • 1
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    Blacksmithing is heating pieces of wrought iron or steel until the metal becomes soft enough for shaping with hand tools, such as a hammer, anvil and chisel. Heating generally takes place in a forge fueled by propane, natural gas, coal, charcoal, or oil.

    This hands-on class allows you to learn basic techniques such as drawing, bending, and twisting and then advance to splitting, scrolling, and punching. You will be able to design, complete and take home simple projects such as bracelets, triangles, hooks, spoons, tools and more. The class will include an introduction to heat treating if appropriate for the projects undertaken. 

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

    Class will cover:

    • Safety and good practice
    • Discussion of “smithing” and the 5 main types: forging (sometimes called "sculpting"), welding, heat-treating, and finishing
    • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
    • Hands on drawing, bending, practical applications and beginning projects
    • Personal project design for next session
    • Practicing drawing by using forge, anvil, and hammers to create a traditional Viking bracelet, spoons, forks, and various other items
    • Combining processes through forge work.
    • Individual student projects
    • Short demonstration of Oxy/Acetylene torch and use of the “rosebud” in metal forming

    Class Goals:

    • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, heat treatment and metal forming
    • Learn to bend, shape, drift and draw steel through traditional methods
    • Develop an understanding of traditional tools used in the blacksmithing trade including a forge, hammers, anvil, etc.

    Details:

    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing 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.
    • Class size is limited to 4 students to provide good mentoring.
    • 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: 

    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, Metal Fab Studio, [email protected]

    • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-7:30pm, Class code: ME1004222DH
    • 3
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    This class covers the essential elements of the Centroid CNC VCP (Virtual Control Panel), the interface between you and all the CNC machines in the Metal-Fab Studio. This class is a prerequisite for the CNC Lathe and CNC Mill, and highly recommended for CNC Plasma Cutter classes.

    You’ll learn what all those buttons do, which directions the machine moves along the different axes, how to load a g-code program, and the way to communicate directly with the machine via MDI (Manual Data Input). There’s a lot to know about operating a CNC machine beyond loading a program and pushing the button, and this class will get you started. After attending this class, you can proceed directly to Introduction to Plasma CNC, Fusion 360 CAM for Lathe or Mill, or CNC Lathe and CNC Mill classes.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome!
    • 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
    • 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: 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 05, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom 6:30-8:00pm, Class Code: MA010052222JO
    • 5
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    BARN’s Pattern-Making class is where you learn one of many ways to create a pattern of the casting you envision. Once completed, you'll use the pattern in our “Metal Casting in the Foundry” class to create a mold that molten bronze or aluminum will be poured to produce your casting.

    Making a Pattern is the first of three basic steps of the Foundry Art:

    1. Make the Pattern,
    2. Form the Mold and pour metal to create the Casting, and
    3. Finish the Casting.


    BARN offers related casting classes including “The Basics of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern-Making for Casting in the Foundry” where you learn how to make patterns used to produce a working mold, and “Metal Casting in the Foundry” where you make casting molds from patterns and actual casting of molten metal to form the casting. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) event will also be offered to those with demonstrated competency in the foundry. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these events are offered.

    After completing your mold, register for our next metal casting class here

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • 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:

    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.

      • Friday, October 07, 2022
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100722KL
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      Photo Courtesy Karin Luvaas

      In this short introductory class you will learn how to operate and use the CrystalBlast for all your creative projects!

      The CrystalBlast Elite 2.0 is not your normal sand blaster. This machine is the Rolls-Royce of blast cabinets and requires proper safety and operator training. The CrystalBlast is great for adding textures to metals and glass and can accommodate larger pieces up to 2 ft. Bring your note books and be ready to have your mind blown!

      Details:

      • No experience needed for this class.
      • If you have something you’d like to practice on or blast, please bring it with you to class. Practice items will be provided.
      • 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, October 08, 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE100822
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      Fix-It Saturday takes advantage of the equipment and skills of the Metal Fabrication group at BARN to meet the challenge of repairing items brought in. Requested repairs should be focused on metal or related electrical projects. Your hands on participation in the "fix-it" process is encouraged.

      See what we can do, what suggestions we can make, or what other avenues you might pursue if a fix is not at hand.

      (No wheeled vehicles, please). 

      Registration is suggested. Fix-It Saturday is free and open to members and non-members.

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

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      Please Note: Fix-It Saturday runs concurrently with an Open Studio available to qualified users. Open Studio users must register and pay the required materials fee for the Open Studio that is also held on this day. 
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      BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for participants.

      Participants who plan to weld must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  


      Received 5-21 via a calendar from Henry and posted on 5/2

      • Sunday, October 09, 2022
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN Welding Studio 2:00-5:00pm, Class Code: WE100922PC
      • 0
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      TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans and more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel. TIG welding is more difficult to learn than MIG welding since it requires greater hand/eye coordination and requires the simultaneous use of both hands and one foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision welding process particularly useful in high grade artwork and metal sculpture.

      The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. 

      There will be approximately 2 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch and filler rod manipulation. 

      Details:

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

      • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
      • Participants must wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
      • 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.
      • 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:

        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]

        • Monday, October 10, 2022
        • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
        • BARN Machine Shop 6:00-7:30pm, Class code ME101022DH
        • 4
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        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:

        • 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).
        • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
          • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
          • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • BARN Machine Shop: 6-8:00pm, class code: ME101122DH
          • 4
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          *Prerequisites are required to take this class. Please see below.

          In the first session of this two-session class, you’ll learn the essentials of BARN’s CNC Mill, and the operating concepts to safely operate it. We’ll cover CNC basics beginning with X, Y, & Z axes motion that define the work envelope, how to hold material, selecting and establishing part-zeros, and the various cutting tools in the tool library and tool height offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it).

          In the second session, we’ll load a model created by one of the students into Fusion 360, examine and prove the CAM setup and g-code, cut some air, and then cut some material.

          PrerequisitesThe prerequisites provide an important foundation for learning how to use this machine and use of it during open studio:

          • A manual milling machine class (or commensurate experience)
          • Intro to Centroid CNC Interface
          • Fusion 360 CAM for the CNC Mill (or CNC Lathe) prior to the second session of this class
          • Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

          Details:

          • There is a materials fee of $5 for this class.
          • It is recommended that you download the Centroid CNC Lathe manual and peruse it prior to class. The manual can be found here.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
          • 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 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: 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, October 14, 2022
            • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
            • BARN Welding Studio 10:00am-2:00pm, Class Code: WE101422BM
            • 3
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            This class requires preparation. Please see below.

            This introduction to the CNC Plasma class complements our hand-held plasma cutter classes. It focuses on safety, general principles, and start-up & shut-down procedures of BARN’s CNC Plasma Cutter. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc that will cut through metal when combined with a directed jet of compressed air. Just as in BARN’s other Metal-Fab CNC machines, this system is based on the Centroid Acorn CNC controller and has a similar Virtual Control Panel.

            For this class, you’ll come prepared with a house number or address laid out within student-defined geometry of 256 square inches or less. In class, your design will be created in Fusion 360 with most any font you wish. Once in Fusion 360, the design will be post-processed to produce G-code used to cut your specific design. G-Code is the control language that commands the CNC Plasma Cutter when and where to cut.

            With the G-Code created and fundamentals of safe operation out of the way, you’ll learn the basics of machine operation: X- and Y-axis motion of the machine, Torch Height Control, and Centroid’s Virtual Control Panel. Then you’ll cut your masterpiece!

            This is a one-session, 4-hour class with a 10-minute break.

            Required: You must arrive at class with a clear sketch or drawing of the address and the design layout, including the X-Y dimensions of your 256 square inches.

            Recommended: While not required, you’ll find experience with Fusion 360 to be advantageous. 

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

            Next-Step classes: Cutting Designs with BARN's CNC Plasma Cutter and Fusion 360” delves into nuances of creating “cuttable” designs, and producing detailed art that you can be proud.

            “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.

            Details:

            • 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.

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

            • 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!
            Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross-trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years.
            • Saturday, October 15, 2022
            • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
            • BARN Sheet Metal Shop, Class Code: SH101522LS
            • 4
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            This class is the first step to mastering the art of sheet metal work! You will learn personal, tool and shop safety, then proceed to learn how to use most of the basic tools for your future sheet metal projects: pattern layout, cutting, bending, shaping...even the spot welder. As part of this process, you will make a display stand so you can practice your skills.

            This introductory class has no prerequisites, but IS the prerequisite for all subsequent classes, including Organic Shaping & Forming.

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            Details:

            • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.
            • Class limited to four students for safety and so the instructor can focus on and better assist students. 
            • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

            • BARN is committed to accessibility. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

            Instructor: David Albergine


            • Monday, October 17, 2022
            • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
            • 2 sessions
            • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI (6-9pm), Class Code: WE101722JL
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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 handmade knife to fit with a handle. These knives are utility knives, not kitchen knives.

            The tradition knife-making class serves as an introduction to basic blacksmithing in two 3-hour sessions. The result will be the completion of your own handmade 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:

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

            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]

            • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
            • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
            • BARN's Small Classroom 6:00-8:00pm, Class code: ME101822DH
            • 6
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            *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 in Fusion 360's Manufacturing section.
            • The various Mill and Turn (lathe) operations available, and when to use them.
            • Details of Tool Library locations, importing into your Fusion application, and their relationship to the tools in the CNC machines.
            • Post Processors, what they are, where to find them, how to import them, and how they are used.

            Knowing how to utilize the CAM functions is a big step toward using BARN's CNC machines and is required to produce usable g-code from a Fusion 360 model. 

            Prerequisites

            • Fusion 360 competency.
            • Please note this class is required for the second session of either Introduction to CNC Mill or Introduction to CNC Lathe two-session classes.
            Details:
            • 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.
            • 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: 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, October 20, 2022
            • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
            • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge (6-9pm), Class Code: MA102022JO
            • 3
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            BARN’s Metal Casting class is where you learn and advance your metal art skills by casting bronze or aluminum into a mold you’ll make. Molten metal will be poured into the mold you’ve formed in green sand (an environmentally safe mixture of fine sand, clay, and water) from a pattern of your own making or one selected from our pattern library. After your casting cools, you’ll free it from the mold and experience the thrill as your artistic creation emerges.

            Metal Casting is the second of three basic steps of the Foundry Art:

            1. Make the Pattern,
            2. Form the Mold and pour metal to create the Casting, and
            3. Finish the Casting.


            There’s no need to be concerned about attending this class before you’ve made a pattern. Attend the class for the first time, and when casting excites your creative energies, take the Pattern-Making class, then attend the Metal Casting class again, as often as you like. Our instructors will guide each student to help them advance their skill, no matter their skill level.

            BARN offers related casting classes including “The Basics of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern-Making for Casting in the Foundry” where you learn how to make patterns used to produce a working mold, and “Finishing a Casting”, where you cut, grind, and finish your rough casting into a finished piece. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) event will also be offered to those with demonstrated competency in the foundry. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these events are offered.

            After casting your piece, register to clean up, polish and finish it here

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

            Details:

            • 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. 
            • 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:

            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.

            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.”

            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, October 22, 2022
            • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
            • Welding Shop 2-4:30pm, Class Code: WE102222HS
            • 2
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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 sunglasses are not helpful)
            • There is a materials fee of $20 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the class.
            • 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: Henry Sharpe


            • Sunday, October 23, 2022
            • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
            • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME102322PC
            • 1
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            This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

            This class is the second in the TIG welding series to be taken after the TIG #1 class. It will progress from making a basic TIG bead to the techniques and practice required to make TIG welded joints.  The class will focus on 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.  

            Details:

            • Prerequisite: TIG #1. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.
            • 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.
            • 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: 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]

            • Monday, October 24, 2022
            • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
            • BARN Machine Shop 6:00-7:30pm, Class code ME102422DH
            • 5
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            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:

            • 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).
            • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
              • Wednesday, November 02, 2022
              • Wednesday, November 09, 2022
              • 2 sessions
              • BARN Small Classroom 6:30-8:00pm, Class Code: MA0110222JO
              • 6
              Register

              BARN’s Pattern-Making class is where you learn one of many ways to create a pattern of the casting you envision. Once completed, you'll use the pattern in our “Metal Casting in the Foundry” class to create a mold that molten bronze or aluminum will be poured to produce your casting.

              Making a Pattern is the first of three basic steps of the Foundry Art:

              1. Make the Pattern,
              2. Form the Mold and pour metal to create the Casting, and
              3. Finish the Casting.


              BARN offers related casting classes including “The Basics of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern-Making for Casting in the Foundry” where you learn how to make patterns used to produce a working mold, and “Metal Casting in the Foundry” where you make casting molds from patterns and actual casting of molten metal to form the casting. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) event will also be offered to those with demonstrated competency in the foundry. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these events are offered.

              After completing your mold, register for our next metal casting class here

              Details:

              • Ages 14+ are welcome.
              • 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:

              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.

                • Monday, November 07, 2022
                • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI WA (6-9pm), Class Code: WE110722JL
                • 4
                Register

                Blacksmithing is heating pieces of wrought iron or steel until the metal becomes soft enough for shaping with hand tools, such as a hammer, anvil and chisel. Heating generally takes place in a forge fueled by propane, natural gas, coal, charcoal, or oil.

                This hands-on class allows you to learn basic techniques such as drawing, bending, and twisting and then advance to splitting, scrolling, and punching. You will be able to design, complete and take home simple projects such as bracelets, triangles, hooks, spoons, tools and more. The class will include an introduction to heat treating if appropriate for the projects undertaken. 

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

                Class will cover:

                • Safety and good practice
                • Discussion of “smithing” and the 5 main types: forging (sometimes called "sculpting"), welding, heat-treating, and finishing
                • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
                • Hands on drawing, bending, practical applications and beginning projects
                • Personal project design for next session
                • Practicing drawing by using forge, anvil, and hammers to create a traditional Viking bracelet, spoons, forks, and various other items
                • Combining processes through forge work.
                • Individual student projects
                • Short demonstration of Oxy/Acetylene torch and use of the “rosebud” in metal forming

                Class Goals:

                • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, heat treatment and metal forming
                • Learn to bend, shape, drift and draw steel through traditional methods
                • Develop an understanding of traditional tools used in the blacksmithing trade including a forge, hammers, anvil, etc.

                Details:

                • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing 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.
                • Class size is limited to 4 students to provide good mentoring.
                • 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: 

                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, Metal Fab Studio, [email protected]

                • Tuesday, November 08, 2022
                • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
                • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-7:30pm, Class code: ME1108222DH
                • 4
                Register
                This class covers the essential elements of the Centroid CNC VCP (Virtual Control Panel), the interface between you and all the CNC machines in the Metal-Fab Studio. This class is a prerequisite for the CNC Lathe and CNC Mill, and highly recommended for CNC Plasma Cutter classes.

                You’ll learn what all those buttons do, which directions the machine moves along the different axes, how to load a g-code program, and the way to communicate directly with the machine via MDI (Manual Data Input). There’s a lot to know about operating a CNC machine beyond loading a program and pushing the button, and this class will get you started. After attending this class, you can proceed directly to Introduction to Plasma CNC, Fusion 360 CAM for Lathe or Mill, or CNC Lathe and CNC Mill classes.

                Details:

                • Ages 14+ are welcome!
                • 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
                • 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: 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 11, 2022
                • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                • BARN Welding Studio 10:00am-2:00pm, Class Code: WE111122BM
                • 3
                Register

                This class requires preparation. Please see below.

                This introduction to the CNC Plasma class complements our hand-held plasma cutter classes. It focuses on safety, general principles, and start-up & shut-down procedures of BARN’s CNC Plasma Cutter. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc that will cut through metal when combined with a directed jet of compressed air. Just as in BARN’s other Metal-Fab CNC machines, this system is based on the Centroid Acorn CNC controller and has a similar Virtual Control Panel.

                For this class, you’ll come prepared with a house number or address laid out within student-defined geometry of 256 square inches or less. In class, your design will be created in Fusion 360 with most any font you wish. Once in Fusion 360, the design will be post-processed to produce G-code used to cut your specific design. G-Code is the control language that commands the CNC Plasma Cutter when and where to cut.

                With the G-Code created and fundamentals of safe operation out of the way, you’ll learn the basics of machine operation: X- and Y-axis motion of the machine, Torch Height Control, and Centroid’s Virtual Control Panel. Then you’ll cut your masterpiece!

                This is a one-session, 4-hour class with a 10-minute break.

                Required: You must arrive at class with a clear sketch or drawing of the address and the design layout, including the X-Y dimensions of your 256 square inches.

                Recommended: While not required, you’ll find experience with Fusion 360 to be advantageous. 

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

                Next-Step classes: Cutting Designs with BARN's CNC Plasma Cutter and Fusion 360” delves into nuances of creating “cuttable” designs, and producing detailed art that you can be proud.

                “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.

                Details:

                • 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.

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

                • 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!
                Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross-trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years.
                • Saturday, November 12, 2022
                • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
                • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE111222
                Register

                Fix-It Saturday takes advantage of the equipment and skills of the Metal Fabrication group at BARN to meet the challenge of repairing items brought in. Requested repairs should be focused on metal or related electrical projects. Your hands on participation in the "fix-it" process is encouraged.

                See what we can do, what suggestions we can make, or what other avenues you might pursue if a fix is not at hand.

                (No wheeled vehicles, please). 

                Registration is suggested. Fix-It Saturday is free and open to members and non-members.

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

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                Please Note: Fix-It Saturday runs concurrently with an Open Studio available to qualified users. Open Studio users must register and pay the required materials fee for the Open Studio that is also held on this day. 
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                BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for participants.

                Participants who plan to weld must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  


                Received 5-21 via a calendar from Henry and posted on 5/2

                • Saturday, November 12, 2022
                • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
                • Welding Shop 2-4:30pm, Class Code: WE111222HS
                • 3
                Register

                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 sunglasses are not helpful)
                • There is a materials fee of $20 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the class.
                • 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: Henry Sharpe


                • Sunday, November 13, 2022
                • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                • BARN Welding Studio 2:00-5:00pm, Class Code: WE111322PC
                • 3
                Register

                TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans and more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel. TIG welding is more difficult to learn than MIG welding since it requires greater hand/eye coordination and requires the simultaneous use of both hands and one foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision welding process particularly useful in high grade artwork and metal sculpture.

                The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. 

                There will be approximately 2 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch and filler rod manipulation. 

                Details:

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

                • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
                • Participants must wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
                • 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.
                • 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:

                  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]

                  • Monday, November 14, 2022
                  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
                  • BARN Machine Shop 6:00-7:30pm, Class code ME111422DH
                  • 5
                  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:

                  • 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).
                  • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
                    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
                    • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
                    • 2 sessions
                    • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-8:00pm, Class Code: ME111522DH
                    • 4
                    Register

                    *Prerequisites are required to take this class. Please see below.

                    In the first session of this two-session class, you’ll learn the essentials of BARN’s CNC Lathe, and the operating concepts to safely operate it. We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand lathe motion on the Z & X axes, selecting and establishing part-zeros, various cutting tools in the tool library, and diameter & Z-offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it).

                    In the second session, we’ll load a model created by one of the students into Fusion 360, examine and prove the CAM setup and g-code, cut some air, and then cut some metal.

                    PrerequisitesThe prerequisites provide an important foundation for learning how to use the CNC Lathe and use of it during open studio:

                    • A manual lathe class (or commensurate experience) 
                    • Intro to Centroid CNC Interface
                    • Fusion 360 CAM for the CNC Lathe (or CNC Mill) prior to the second session of this class
                    • Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

                    Details:

                    • There is a materials fee of $5 for this class.
                    • It is recommended that you download the Centroid CNC Lathe manual and peruse it prior to class. The manual can be found here.
                    • 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.
                    • 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 BioAs 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 at [email protected]

                    • Thursday, November 17, 2022
                    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge (6-9pm), Class Code: MA111722JO
                    • 4
                    Register

                    BARN’s Metal Casting class is where you learn and advance your metal art skills by casting bronze or aluminum into a mold you’ll make. Molten metal will be poured into the mold you’ve formed in green sand (an environmentally safe mixture of fine sand, clay, and water) from a pattern of your own making or one selected from our pattern library. After your casting cools, you’ll free it from the mold and experience the thrill as your artistic creation emerges.

                    Metal Casting is the second of three basic steps of the Foundry Art:

                    1. Make the Pattern,
                    2. Form the Mold and pour metal to create the Casting, and
                    3. Finish the Casting.


                    There’s no need to be concerned about attending this class before you’ve made a pattern. Attend the class for the first time, and when casting excites your creative energies, take the Pattern-Making class, then attend the Metal Casting class again, as often as you like. Our instructors will guide each student to help them advance their skill, no matter their skill level.

                    BARN offers related casting classes including “The Basics of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern-Making for Casting in the Foundry” where you learn how to make patterns used to produce a working mold, and “Finishing a Casting”, where you cut, grind, and finish your rough casting into a finished piece. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) event will also be offered to those with demonstrated competency in the foundry. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these events are offered.

                    After casting your piece, register to clean up, polish and finish it here

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

                    Details:

                    • 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. 
                    • 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:

                    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.

                    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.”

                    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 19, 2022
                    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
                    • BARN-Wide event - No classes scheduled
                    Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of original hand-crafted items.

                    Kick off the holidays in homegrown style. Join us for a day of shopping, food, and community!

                    Park: At BARN, or the adjacent Christmas tree lot. Parking also available at the First Baptist Church on North Madison, with a free Sweet Deal Mobile shuttle.

                    • Saturday, November 19, 2022
                    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
                    • Welding Shop 2-4:30pm, Class Code: WE111922HS
                    • 3
                    Register

                    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 sunglasses are not helpful)
                    • There is a materials fee of $20 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the class.
                    • 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: Henry Sharpe


                    • Monday, November 21, 2022
                    • Tuesday, November 22, 2022
                    • 2 sessions
                    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI (6-9pm), Class Code: WE112122JL
                    • 4
                    Register

                    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 handmade knife to fit with a handle. These knives are utility knives, not kitchen knives.

                    The tradition knife-making class serves as an introduction to basic blacksmithing in two 3-hour sessions. The result will be the completion of your own handmade 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:

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

                    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]

                    • Thursday, November 24, 2022
                    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

                    This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to the public, members, and non-members.


                    • Sunday, November 27, 2022
                    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME112722PC
                    • 3
                    Register