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    • Sunday, November 28, 2021
    • Sunday, December 26, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time. Class code: EL092621DS
    • 32
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    DIY e-Bike SIG
    There are lots of acronyms in that title, so let’s break it down, starting at the end.
    SIG: Special Interest Group. Basically, that’s a fancy name for a club.
    e-Bike: electric bike. I.e., a bike with both pedals and a small battery-powered motor.
    DIY: Do It Yourself.

    So if you’re interested in making your own e-bike, either from a kit or from scratch, tune in! Perhaps you have an e-bike and want to experiment with some DIY tweaking? You’re also welcome! Or if you’re simply curious, we won’t turn you away either – come take a peek. We’ll meet once a month online, and we might get together once in a while to check out the bikes (and projects) in person. After a short talk, we’ll take questions, problem-solve, and show off our projects.

    Possible topics (subject to change):
    September: Building an e-bike from a kit
    October: Fixing a dead e-bike and turning it into a dual-motor monster
    November: Batteries. Power vs range. Buy vs build. Charging and discharging.
    December: Who needs two wheels? Let’s talk about one-wheel.

    Details:

    • This class is free, but you must register in order to receive the zoom link.
    • All ages 14+ are welcome.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A link to join this event will be sent to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.

    Contact: [email protected]
    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Monday, December 13, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI112921+
    • 3
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    Everyone loves a handmade gift! We’ll bring a few ideas for gifts you can make in the fiber studio, or you can dream up your own.

    Ideas we’ll bring could include woven potholders or pillows, small tote bags (good for wrapping gifts), Shibori or tie-dye scarves, aprons made from upcycled denim or scrap fabric, patchwork book covers or phone holders, woven fabric baskets, and macrame plant holders.

    Ideas you might develop … could be anything you can make in the fiber studio!

    After you register, please email [email protected] and let us know the project you have in mind so we can have the appropriate expert to assist you.

    Come make some great gifts for family and friends!

    Materials fees: $20, plus you may want to bring your own supplies to complete your gifts.

    What supplies students should bring:
    Any supplies you want to use, the fiber arts studio also has a stash of yarn and fabric you can scrounge through.

    Details:

    • Maker Mondays are for students ages 12-16
    • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Skill Level: all levels
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register.  
    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Monday, December 13, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI112921CC
    • 0
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    The Holidays are upon us! Let’s make some treats for yourself and some to give.

    Week 1 ~ Edible Advent Calendar:  We will decorate sugar cookies with modeling chocolate and paint them with food color. You will have 24 numbered cookies to nestle into a gift box, for the perfect Holiday countdown.

    Week 2 ~ Chocolate Bombs: Let’s make 2” chocolate balls and fill them with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows. All you need is a cup of hot milk for the perfect wintry drink.

    Week 3 ~ Stained Glass Gingerbread Cookies: Do you like to decorate your holiday home with a gingerbread house? How about a cookie with a stained glass center, or cutouts? We will also add a little hole on the top of the cookie so you can add a ribbon and hang it up.

    cup coco from pexels.comImportant Details:

    • Maker Mondays are for students ages 12-16.
    • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
    • Please bring a plastic covered container to take your treats home in.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Christine Chapman has 20 years of cake decorating experience. She is the owner of Crumbs Cakery, a custom cake studio on Bainbridge Island. Christine is a self-taught cake artist and opened her shop 6 years ago on the island. Her work is known for its realistic art projects (dragons, robots, superheroes, etc ) and has been featured in numerous magazines. Check out her Instagram account crumbs.cakery to see her latest work!

    https://www.crumbs-cakery.com/


    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Monday, December 13, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE112921SJ
    • 1
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    In this 3 session (in-studio) youth class designed for students ages 12 -16, students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises on how to: make a symbol stamped pendant necklace, a pair of disc cut metal hanging earrings and a beaded ornament. Students will get to take home each of their projects wrapped and ready to gift.  

    Details:

    • Maker Mondays are for students ages 12-16.
    • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here
    • There is a materials fee of $30 included in the price of class. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register. 

    Instructor Bio:

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

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

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

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



    • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    • Tuesday, December 28, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 27
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

    The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice


    Details:

    • You can register at anytime even if a session has passed.

    • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.


    Studio Lead: Mary Sloat   [email protected]

    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 23
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting. 

    The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice


    Details:

    • You can register at any time even if some sessions have passed.
    • 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 one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.

    Studio Lead: Mary Sloat  [email protected]

    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • Thursday, December 29, 2022
    • 57 sessions
    • BARN's Fiber Studio
    • 12

    Welcome Knitters!

    Both BARN members and guests of all skill levels are welcome to join us at BARN every Thursday morning for knitting, chatting, and sharing. This is not a formal class with a planned curriculum, and there’s no need to sign up—just bring your yarn and needles and meet us in the studio!

    Suggested donation for guests (non-BARN members): $10

    • BARN will be practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. 
    • We request that only fully-vaccinated people enter the BARN facility at this time.
    • We trust our members and visitors to help safeguard our community by taking the following actions: Every person entering the BARN facility will certify that they are vaccinated by initialing the sign-in form at the entry table.
    • Please review BARN-wide safety protocols here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • Thursday, June 16, 2022
    • 14 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Host: Dale Walker
    • 20

    Bring your handwork projects and stitch with your BARN friends.

    What is slow stitch?  Basically, we’re considering anything you do with yarn or thread by hand, slow stitch.  This includes knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, mending, tatting and other handwork

    Free to members, $20 drop in fee for guests.

    Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.

    Registration is not necessary. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.


    Host: Dale Walker

    • Friday, December 03, 2021
    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • 45 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio

    Come spin with us!

    Everyone—first-timers to experts!—is welcome. Spin on one of BARN’s spinning wheels or drop spindles, or bring your own. Dive into BARN’s stash of fleece or bring your own. We’ve got fleece prep equipment, too.

    Whether you’ve been spinning for years or you’re just curious, drop by any time on Fridays between 1:00 and 3:00pm and check out BARN’s spinning community. We’d love to see you!

    Registration is not necessary. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.


    • Monday, December 06, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO120621
    • 0
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    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

    To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.

    Woodshop Tool Safety 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time and in classes that require certification in these tools: 

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointers
    • Chop saw
    • Drill presses

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.
    Instructor: TBD
    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR120721VD
    • 2
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    This class is a thorough demonstration of the steps and tools essential for being a printmaker in the BARN Printmaking and Book Arts studio. The instructor will take students through the process of setting up, press use, handling the inks, where to find materials, and cleaning up. The instructor will demonstrate all essential tasks and qualities necessary to feel comfortable using the studio and its equipment requirements.

    This class is open to all who are interested in learning to be a printmaker, or for someone who just needs a refresher course or an introduction to printmaking at BARN. It is the required first step towards Fob Access and working independently in the Print & Book Arts studio. The next step is practicing during Guided Open Studios until skills outlined in the provided Checklist for Printmaking fob access can be demonstrated. You can sign up for the next Printmaking Guided Open Studio (12/15) here, or view the Print & Book calendar for future Open Studios.


    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register.  

    Instructor Bio:
    Virginia Davison began her artistic career in college as a painter. By graduation she had found her voice carving plaster. For the next 25 yrs, she carved alabaster and marble, but at the same time became an avid gardener, working the land around her two acre parcel on Bainbridge. After her two kids graduated college, she reinvented herself again by taking classes at Pratt in collage and printmaking. Her years since 2007 have been devoted to these art forms. She has shown her work locally at the Bainbridge Library, Grace Church, Blackbird Bakery, the Big Art Studio on Day Road and the BARN Bazaar.

    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Great Room, Class Code JE-AJA120721DS
    • 2
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    This class is all about using the camera in your smart-phone to photograph objects in metal or glass. Get more information on:

    • How-to capture natural light, augment natural light with additional lighting, and fill cards.
    • How-to tips on minimizing shadows on metal gemstones and glass. 
    • How-to use the photo editing software on your phones.

    The instructor will set up a sample “photo shoot” for several items, and show how adjustments can be made to achieve the final photo. Students will get a chance to take photos followed by discussion of ways to resolve difficulties.


    • This class is located in BARN's Great Room on the upper floor.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application.  


    Instructor Bio:

    Diane Satterwhite is an active artist living on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She manages the regional Studio Tour, and coaches artists. She is a professional photographer and specializes in photographing artists’ work. Her work is displayed in art galleries and stores. Dinah Satterwhite: 

    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • Thursday, December 09, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: 120721JS
    • 2
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    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    If you're a woodturner, you can gear up for the holidays by making projects for your own table or for personally designed gifts. The system you will learn in the class is applicable to many turning projects.

    In this 2-session class, you will choose two of these items to make:

    • High-quality pizza cutter
    • Sleek, stainless steel bottle opene
    • Microplane zester (fine grater
    • Elegant pie knife
    • Cheese slicer
    • Bottle stopper (wine, liquor or oil/vinegar
    • Pig-tail food flipper
    • Ice cream scoop
    • Coffee scoop

    During the first session, you will create a design, and then learn how to use a Ruth Niles mandrel to mount stock on the lathe. You will turn and sand this project, and select a finish for it.  During the second session, you will turn and sand your second project, sand and learn how to apply finish and buff both, then mount the hardware.

     Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Open to those who have taken Intro to Woodturning, plus Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.
    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Techinical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL120721DS
    • 1
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    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting.

    Fusion 360 can generate g-code for computer-controlled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help. You can download a free trial by clicking here. Look towards the middle of the screen and click on "Create an Account". AutoDesk will send you a confirmation email. Click on the link and go to Download Free Trial. Be sure you choose "Fusion 360 for personal use".

    This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a CAD design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Doug Salot has adopted Fusion 360 as a lifestyle. He has used it to design signs, cabinets, and replacement parts for various broken things. You'll often find him in ETA using the laser cutter or in the woodshop carving things on BARN's CNC router.

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    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120721JI
    • 1
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    Wooden spoons can be completely utilitarian — or real works of art. In this class, you will learn to make the more challenging, artful kind. You'll be well prepared if you later want to make purely utilitarian spoons on your own.

    Spoon carving involves grain changes, curves and hollowing — all techniques that are useful in many kinds of carving projects. The instructor will explain a variety of tools you might want to use and how to use them safely. You will also learn how to hold or secure the wood safely and the steps involved in carving spoons efficiently. You will work from prepared basswood blanks.

    Details:

    • Ages 12 and older are welcome. No prior experience is needed.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.

    • You will build your carving skills much faster if you practice between sessions. If you want to work on your carvings during Open Studio times between classes, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See the Woodworking calendar for dates. Use of the shop during these times is only for people 14+ years old. Open Studio is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes.

    Instructor: 
    As a third-generation woodworker, Jeff Iller learned about woodworking tools and knives early on. By high school, he was winning ribbons with his wood carvings at his hometown fair. Around 1996 Jeff found room for a shop and he has carved ever since. He’ll carve most anything, but prefers to innovate with the working tools to carve multiple parts inside one piece of wood and to make physically detailed and accurate carvings of women's faces. Carvings on the entry sign to the BARN Woodworking Studio shows the quality of his work.

    Iller says he was taught early on that he could make anything from wood. He is still trying to prove that statement wrong.

    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE120721HS
    • 0
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    Try plasma cutting and welding while making a metal 16-18" evergreen tree. Cut the shapes out of flat sheet steel and weld them together. This class does not require any welding experience.

    Participants will use a hand held plasma cutter to create parts of a tree in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds) and then weld the pieces together with MIG tack welds.

    Details:

    • No experience necessary.  
    • There is a $20 materials fee for steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE that will be added to the cost of class when you register.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Class size is 2. 

    Instructor: Henry Sharpe.  Henry is an amateur welder and the studio lead for welding. 



    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI120721IC
    • 0
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    Curious about needle felting? Join us for this 2.5-hour "Try It!” class in the BARN Fiber Studio. Using wool roving (un-spun wool) in many colors plus a needle felting tool, you’ll make 2-D patches—for mug rugs or decorations for your clothing and pillows—and 3D objects—beads, ornaments, or animals. Once you get the technique, you’ll be able to expand to needle-felting directly on denim and canvas.This is a fun and easy way to give needle felting a try! 

    BARN will provide wool roving and a needle felting tool that you can take home.

    Important Details:

    • A $20 materials fee is added to the tuition price to cover the cost of the roving, a needle-felting tool, and other materials.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Skill Level: Beginning  
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member on the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.

    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, with Karin Luvaas
    • 0
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    Interested in accessing the Jewelry Studio Makers Space at BARN? Then this session is designed for you! 

    This orientation/ skills assessment is required for all who wish to work in the Jewelry Studio during open studio times and already has some previous experience making jewelry

    Participants will be asked to demonstrate basic tool use you are familiar with. At the end of your assessment, you will be issued a skills card noting what tools and equipment you are able use based on what you have demonstrated proficiency with during this assessment. 

    For BARN Guests and Members, successful completion of this short session will be allowed access to the Jewelry Studio for working independently on projects of your choosing during monitored Open Studio hours only. Please note that the general open studios times are free to Members. For guests/non-members there will be a $20 drop-in fee (please bring cash or check made out to BARN) to use Open Studio. To view the Open Studio times click here.

    Areas generally covered during this orientation:

    • Studio safety
    • Studio orientation 

    Details:

    • Please bring a sampling of your recently made jewelry to help showcase your skills.
      • Please bring a sampling of your recently made jewelry to help showcase your skills.
      • No instruction or demos on equipment will be given. 
      • This session is designed for you to demonstrate proficiency with equipment and tools you are already familiar with.
      • Open studio is a self directed time. Trained safety monitors are volunteers and not instructors.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Skills Assessments will be conducted during Open Studio times with dates specifically noted on the calendar for three students at a time.
    • No walk-in’s. This particular assessment session is for three students only because it is held during an Open Studio time.
    • Please note that brief interruptions during your assessment may happen as it is Open Studio time also and the monitor needs to be available / have awareness of safety.
    • Safety! Please wear close-toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask (which can be found in the studio) must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.


    Questions? Contact Karin Luvaas [email protected]

    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: MA120821JO
    • 3
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    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.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

    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, December 09, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
      • BARN Fiber Studio
      • 7
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      Spend 30 minutes in the studio reviewing safety and equipment care protocols. In exchange, we’ll (re)activate your BARN Member fob so you can use the studio whenever BARN is open and other scheduled classes and activities allow.

      Details:

      • Open to BARN Members only. Please register so we know how many will be attending.
      • Preview our safety protocols before registering. BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
      • Ages 14+ Welcome.
      • Orientation will be conducted by a variety of studio members



      • Thursday, December 09, 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO120921JW
      • 0
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      Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered. 

      Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within the shop and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors to helping on Maintenance Mondays.

      Details:

      • This class is free, but registration is required.
      • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines.  BARN safety policies are here.
      • Wear closed-toe shoes.

      Instructor: Jeff Williams

      • Thursday, December 09, 2021
      • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
      • BARN Great Room

      BARN members and members of the community are welcome to join this informal singing group designed to build community and bring joy to all who participate or listen! No previous experience or audition is required.
       
      Music selections vary across many styles, including rounds and simple part-songs. We're looking forward to filling the BARN halls with music!  

      This event is free. No need to register, just drop on in. We will meet in the BARN's Great Room on the upper level.

      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.

      Contact: Program Manager Jess Henderson 
      [email protected]
      206-842-4475 x221

      • Thursday, December 09, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE120921HS
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      Try plasma cutting and welding while making a metal 16-18" evergreen tree. Cut the shapes out of flat sheet steel and weld them together. This class does not require any welding experience.

      Participants will use a hand held plasma cutter to create parts of a tree in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds) and then weld the pieces together with MIG tack welds.

      Details:

      • No experience necessary.  
      • There is a $20 materials fee for steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE that will be added to the cost of class when you register.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
      • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
      • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
      • Class size is 2. 

      Instructor: Henry Sharpe.  Henry is an amateur welder and the studio lead for welding. 



      • Thursday, December 09, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA120921
      • 0
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      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
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

      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, December 09, 2021
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA120921PM
      • 1
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      *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

      • Thursday, December 09, 2021
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR120921EM
      • 4
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      **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

      Nature poems are far more than just beautiful description. Contemporary poets are discovering innovative new approaches to writing about animals, the environment, and climate change. In this class, we’ll discuss ways to make our nature-inspired poems more dynamic, explore ethical questions around animal metaphors, read poems that will inspire new strategies, and generate new work that pushes our poems toward a critical engagement with the natural world.

      Details:

      • Registration for this class will close on Tuesday, December 7th at 8:30 PM.
      • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event start to the email you used to register with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
      Erin L. McCoy holds an MFA in creative writing and an MA in Hispanic studies from the University of Washington She won second place in the 2019-2020 Rougarou Poetry Contest, judged by CAConrad and her poem, "Futures," was selected by Natalie Diaz for inclusion in Best New Poets 2017. Her poetry and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Narrative, Bennington Review, Conjunctions, Pleiades, DIAGRAM, Nimrod International Journal, and other publications. She is acquisitions editor for Seattle-based independent publisher Entre Rios Books. She is from Louisville, Kentucky. Her website is erinlmccoy.com.

        • Friday, December 10, 2021
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121021KL
        • 2
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        There's nothing more special than a handmade gift. Learn how to make festive earrings with colorful enamels! Make for yourself or a gift for someone.

        This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! Learn enameling techniques and make some unique holiday inspired earrings to wear out at the end of class.

        Details:

        • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
        • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
        • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

        Instructor:  

        Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

        Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


        Contact: [email protected]

        • Friday, December 10, 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121021KL
        • 1
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        Add some fresh color to a room or porch! Learn how to make a double sided hanging mandala with colorful enamels.

        This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! We will use copper cut outs to create a mandala that can be hung as a wall hanging or an outdoor mobile.

        Details:

        • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
        • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
        • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

        Instructor:  

        Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

        Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


        Contact: [email protected]

        • Friday, December 10, 2021
        • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121021CS
        • 2
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        Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:
        • Router and router table
        • Oscillating sander
        • Disc sander
        • Edge sander
        • Band saws 
        • Scroll saw

        Details:

        • Open to ages 14+.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. BARN safety policies are here.
        • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
        • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.

        Instructor: Charles Sharpe

        • Friday, December 10, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

        Teens, come on down to BARN for an evening of games, friends, music, and creativity!  You'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry-making, metal-working, and more - every month is a different lineup. You can also just hang out and chill or work on your own projects.  Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new friends!  

        This month our event is winter themed, with projects you can make to give as gifts this holiday season!  It will be based indoors, so all participants will be required to be vaccinated per our current covid safety protocols.  All will be required to wear masks throughout the evening, except while eating at a distance from others... did we mention free pizza is provided?!!  You bet it is.  

        No registration is required, but teens will be asked to sign in and out and provide a parent phone number and email address upon arrival.  

        Activities this month will include cookie decorating, wood carving, welding, needle felting, laser cut ornaments, stamped copper rings, and more!  We'll also have a holiday movie going (with popcorn, of course.) 

        Read on for descriptions of the various workshops:

        Stamped Rings:  Make a customized stamped copper or brass adjustable ring. Learn how to file and sand metal and use symbol or letter metal stamps to make your ring unique.

        Needle felting: Use colorful wool and a special needle to create a felted snowman or tree ornament, or another creation you dream up!

        Poetry & Art for LGBTQ+ and Allies: Open to all, gay or straight, this safe space lets you play with words and visuals to express your identity. Create hand-bound mini poetry chapbooks to gift your loved ones for the holidays.

        Laser Cut Ornaments: Learn how to use one of BARN's laser cutters in our Electronic & Technical Arts studio to create a wood ornament to take home. 

        Welding:  Learn to use BARN's plasma cutter and other tools in our Welding Shop to make an artistic, one-of-a-kind gift out of steel.   

        Questions? Contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: [email protected]

        Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  

        • Saturday, December 11, 2021
        • Sunday, December 12, 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL121121CD
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        Make your favorite cereal, soup or pasta bowl while learning to cut and work with circles. This is a Skills Building Project Class designed for beginners who would like to learn:

        • cutting circles working with circular designs
        • using additional elements such as stringers
        • noodles and pebbles using basic wet working tools (grinders, ring saws) to enhance or correct glass cuts
        • using kiln firing schedule options to enhance your designs

        On day 1 we will:

        • Review straight cuts and learn to cut circles
        • work with grinders and ring saws introduce design elements (stringers, noodles, pebbles)
        • discuss mold choice
        • design options/issues with circles
        • construct and assemble bowl circles for full or contour fusing
        • work w/kiln firing forms
        • kiln paper, mold preparation (kiln wash)

        On day 2 we will:

        • Review fused circles
        • review slump firing
        • clean up circles as needed
        • set up slump firing review
        • any final questions

        Project Review/Pickup: Wednesday, December 15th, 6-7pm (or arranged as needed).

        Details:

        • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

        Instructor Bio:

        Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces

        • Saturday, December 11, 2021
        • Sunday, December 12, 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO121121JS
        • 1
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        * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

        Make two bowls 6 to 7 inches in diameter in this two-session class as you build your woodturning skills and learn some of the special techniques and insights needed for bowl-turning.

        The best (and most fun) way to hone your bowl-turning skills is to use green wood for the blanks. In this class you will turn two green-wood bowls, working on smooth and efficient cuts. In the first session, you will learn the best bowl shape for a novice turner, how to safely mount the blank on the lathe, and how to use of a scroll chuck and bowl gouge. You will also learn how to maintain even wall thickness, and how to treat the bowl to prevent cracking while it dries. In the second session, in addition to turning a second bowl, you will learn the basics about balancing grain and which Northwest woods are best for turning.

        By successfully completing these two sessions and turning two bowls, you will have a good understanding of the process and techniques, and be qualified to turn bowls of this size independently during Open Studio time in the BARN Woodworking Studio.

        While this class is oriented to novice turners, it is also appropriate and useful for experienced turners who have predominantly used scrapers and wish to acquire or improve their gouge skills.

        Details:

        • Ages 14+ are welcome.
        • *Open to students who have taken BARN's Intro to Woodturning class or demonstrated equivalent lathe safety and turning skills during a private studio session, which you can arrange by contacting Jamie Straw, (360) 551-9233, at least 10 days before this class. Students must also have taken our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you enroll in this class. Please see our calendar here for the orientation and safety classes.
        • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
        • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

        Photograph by Joy McCallister Photography.

        Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.


         
        • Saturday, December 11, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Class Code: EL121121RG
        • 7
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        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**

        Get introduced to 3D printing in this one and a half hour session. You'll get to see BARN's printers and gain an understanding of how they work and what they can make.

        You will see a computer file get readied for printing in a process called "slicing."

        You'll see the different printers we have and learn about filament, the material 3D printers use to make prints.  We'll start a print and you'll see the printer print.

        3D printing has many uses, ranging from practical to fun, such as replacement parts, mold-making, medical models used in surgery, prototypes and more.  

        Bring your curiosity and questions. You can continue to use the 3D printers at Open Studio where a studio monitor or other member can help you.

        Details:

        • Registration will close on Friday, December 10th at 10:00 AM.
        • Online students will participate via the Zoom video conferencing program. An email will be sent to the email address you registered with that will contain the Zoom link to join the class. Please watch for this email. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
        • Saturday, December 11, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO121121+3
        • 4
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