Woodworking Classes

    • Friday, November 20, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PST)
    • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (PST)
    • BARN wide event

    Click here to visit our online shops! Link will be active on Friday, November 20.

    BARN Bazaar Goes Online

    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 will find an unmatched selection of original hand-crafted items. The Bazaar opens Friday, November 20 at 10:00 AM at Bazaar.BainbridgeBARN.org .

    This is the first time that the Bazaar has been held online – usually it is at BARN on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year you will have until December 15 to make your selections.

    Remember that most of these items are one-of-a-kind and will be removed from the site once they have been purchased.

    All the items offered at the Bazaar were made by BARN members. Each participating member has their own “store” within the Bazaar site. All proceeds, less taxes and administrative costs, go directly to the artisans.

    All purchases will be picked up at BARN via curbside pickup. Pick one of the available times at least 4 days after your transaction, drive in front of the BARN facility, call the number out front and we’ll bring your purchase out to your car.

    Questions? Contact our Membership Coordinator by email at membership@bainbridgebarn.org, or by phone at 206-842-4475 


    • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Tuesday, December 22, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom Room 2
    Register

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

    Share your woodworking successes and challenges and learn what others in the BARN woodworker community are doing in a new series of online meetings.

    Scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of the month, these sessions will usually begin with a small bit of prepared content, such as pictures of projects that members want to show, or interviews with local pro woodworkers, or tours of home shops — whatever content members of the group suggest. After the prepared content, we’ll have a chance to touch base on areas of interest with each other. You can ask technical questions, share lessons you've  learned, suggest classes you'd like to take.

    If you have pictures to share or a topic to suggest, please email woodclasses@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Details:

    • Free and open to all.
    • Registration is not required. But if you register, you will receive an email with the Zoom login instructions 1 day before each session. Please watch for this email. The login will be the same from week to week. You can sign up even if some sessions have already happened.
    • These meetings will be held via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

    • Saturday, December 12, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • BARN Wood Zoom Room, Class Code WO121220BI
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Get an introduction to woodworking as you shape a clever whistle in this  fun online class, which you can do at your kitchen table with a small amount of mess.

    Starting with a pre-drilled blank, you will learn to measure, mark, saw and shape a whistle of your own design in a small, supportive class. You will learn to properly use a coping saw, clamps and a rasp. But making the whistle is really a vehicle for learning about sculptural form. You will be introduced to concepts of pattern, form and texture. An when you're done, you can keep the whistle or give it as a gift.

    The materials fee includes two wood blanks, two short dowels and sandpaper, which you can pick up at BARN three days before the class. We will email registrants with the pickup details. If you want to take this class but can't pick up materials at BARN, you will need to supply them. Please email wood.classes@bainbridgebarn.org and we will send you instructions.

    You will need several tools. The links show examples, but you aren't required to use these specific models. If you are unsure whether tools you own are suitable, take a picture (a cell phone picture is fine) and email it to the instructor at beth.ireland@verizon.net

    You will also need a sturdy work surface that you can clamp to, such as a countertop or table, with internet access nearby so you can participate in the Zoom session as you work.

    Details:

    • Please note that registration for this class closes on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
    • Kits are available for pick up at BARN only. You will receive an email on Dec. 9 when those kits are available for pickup. Please watch for this email.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A link will be sent to the email you registered with to join the Zoom online meeting. Please watch for this email.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 
    • In gratitude to our members for their continued support during the closures, BARN is offering all classes for free to BARN members through December 2020.  Members are still responsible for paying materials and mailing fees, where applicable. If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week! 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Beth Ireland earned her undergraduate degree from the State University College at Buffalo and an MFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has been running her company, Beth Ireland Woodworking since 1983. Her business provides woodworking with a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning. Ireland has been involved in a traveling art/craft project entitled Turning Around America since 2010. She also teaches the 3-month Professional Woodturning Intensive at The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship. She lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Florida.


    • Monday, January 11, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Monday, January 18, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Wood Zoom Room, Class Code WO011121CFG
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Do you have a well-loved chair that's too wobbly to use safely or another piece of furniture that has a broken part or a missing piece of veneer? Or do you want to touch up or even completely renew the finish on a fine piece? In this online but still hands-on class, you will learn how to assess a piece of furniture and how to get it back into shape.

    At the first session, the instructor will demonstrate how to take apart a chair and explain how the process applies to other kinds of furniture. Disassembly is frequently the first step in repairing a piece. The second session will focus on making repairs and putting the pieces back together, with various strategies for clamping the pieces, depending on the tools you have available. At the third session, the clamps will come off and the instructor will discuss how to clean up any excess glue and what the options are for touching up or refinishing.

    At each session, you will be able to share pictures of your project and get advice about how to proceed. If you don’t have a piece of furniture in need of repair but would like to learn repair techniques, you are still welcome in this class. But the more actual projects, the more informative the class will be for everyone. The instructor will discuss the repair issues of each piece, so you will learn about a wider array of techniques than just what is needed for your own project.

    You will need to supply all tools and materials needed for your project. The instructor will give advice about this, as needed.

    Details:

    • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A link will be sent to the email you registered with to join the Zoom online meeting. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. After earning a fine arts degree from Western Washington University, she worked in New Mexico as an apprentice ceramicist and then as an apprentice violin maker, developing her skills in fine woodworking and traditional finishes. She began designing and building custom furniture in the mid-1980s. Her interest in European, Early American and Asian antiques led her to focus on their restoration and repair. She is a member of the steering committee for the BARN Woodworking Studio.



    • Saturday, January 16, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Saturday, January 23, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Wood Zoom Room, Class Code WO011621AL
    Register

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

    Burl wood and curly-grain wood with flame or quilt patterns are gorgeous as-is. But with flame, acrylics and gilding paste you can give these woods a completely different look that mimics stone or metal or just makes people stare in wonder. This two-session online class will show you how to apply these techniques to woodworking projects such as boxes, cabinet door panels, turned wood projects or sculptures.

    The instructor is a woodturner who often uses these techniques on his projects. He made the puzzle-type figure in the picture from big-leaf maple burl and the wall sculpture from quilted big-leaf maple and red acrylic.

    At the first session, the instructor will show a wide range of examples and demonstrate how to use flame to turn figure in wood into texture, how to enhance figure by using acrylic paint that has different consistencies, and how to use gilding paste. During the week between the first and second sessions, you will be able to work with a kit of supplies to apply the techniques and experiment with your own variations. At the second session, you and the other students will share your work and have an opportunity for followup questions. After the class, you should have paint and gilding wax left to adapt the processes to a project of your own.

    The materials kit consists of at least 20 small samples (approximately 1/4" x 3" x 3" or larger) of highly figured wood, airbrush-consistency black paint; thick acrylic paint in black, off-white and neutral; a set of standard-consistency acrylic paints in 12 colors; gilding paste; brushes; the scrub brush that the instructor recommends for some techniques; and sandpaper.

    You will need to supply a propane torch or the type of butane burner used for making creme brulee. If you don't already have one, local shops probably do,  or you can order online. Click this link to see a suitable propane torch. Click this link to see a suitable butane burner. If you order the burner, get an extra butane canister.

    You will also need to supply stir sticks (popsickle sticks are good), a paper plate for a palette, a few paper towels and an old toothbrush if you have one. Latex gloves are good for keeping your hands clean, but not essential as acrylic paint washes off easily.

    Details:

    • Please note that registration closes on 12/31, to allow time to assemble and/or mail kits.
      If you opt to have your kit mailed, please verify your mailing address when you register. You will receive an email and tracking number when package has been shipped. If you are picking up at BARN, we will email you when the kits are ready with information on when and where to pick up your kit.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • An email will be sent to you one day before each session with the Zoom link to join the class. Please watch for this email.
    • If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week!  
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • Open to beginners. Ages 14+ are welcome. (Youth may need supervision.)

    Instructor bio:

    Art Liestman, who lives in Vancouver, B.C., is well-known as a wood turner and woodturning instructor. He has presented to woodturners' clubs throughout the United States and Canada, including several repeat trips to the Olympic Peninsula Woodturners. He has been teaching online since the pandemic closures last spring.

    He specializes in what he calls the lost wood process, in which he turns turning spindle blanks made of three layers. He then cuts the pieces, separates the layers and glues the outside layers back together to create turned objects that aren't round in cross-section. It was a short journey from that sleight-of-hand to incorporating cold-bending wood in his pieces.

    Liestman's work can be seen on his website, artliestman.com.

     



    • Monday, February 08, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Monday, February 15, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Wood Zoom Room, Class Code WO020821AL
    Register

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

    Burl wood and curly-grain wood with flame or quilt patterns are gorgeous as-is. But with flame, acrylics and gilding paste you can give these woods a completely different look that mimics stone or metal or just makes people stare in wonder. This two-session online class will show you how to apply these techniques to woodworking projects such as boxes, cabinet door panels, turned wood projects or sculptures.

    The instructor is a woodturner who often uses these techniques on his projects. He made the puzzle-type figure in the picture from big-leaf maple burl and the wall sculpture from quilted big-leaf maple and red acrylic.

    At the first session, the instructor will show a wide range of examples and demonstrate how to use flame to turn figure in wood into texture, how to enhance figure by using acrylic paint that has different consistencies, and how to use gilding paste. During the week between the first and second sessions, you will be able to work with a kit of supplies to apply the techniques and experiment with your own variations. At the second session, you and the other students will share your work and have an opportunity for followup questions. After the class, you should have paint and gilding wax left to adapt the processes to a project of your own.

    The materials kit consists of at least 20 small samples (approximately 1/4" x 3" x 3" or larger) of highly figured wood, airbrush-consistency black paint; thick acrylic paint in black, off-white and neutral; a set of standard-consistency acrylic paints in 12 colors; gilding paste; brushes; the scrub brush that the instructor recommends for some techniques; and sandpaper.

    You will need to supply a propane torch or the type of butane burner used for making creme brulee. If you don't already have one, local shops probably do,  or you can order online. Click this link to see a suitable propane torch. Click this link to see a suitable butane burner. If you order the burner, get an extra butane canister.

    You will also need to supply stir sticks (popsickle sticks are good), a paper plate for a palette, a few paper towels and an old toothbrush if you have one. Latex gloves are good for keeping your hands clean, but not essential as acrylic paint washes off easily.

    Details:

    • Please note that registration closes on 1/24, to allow time to assemble and/or mail kits.
      If you opt to have your kit mailed, please verify your mailing address when you register. You will receive an email and tracking number when package has been shipped. If you are picking up at BARN, we will email you when the kits are ready with information on when and where to pick up your kit.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • An email will be sent to you one day before each session with the Zoom link to join the class. Please watch for this email.
    • If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week!  
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • Open to beginners. Ages 14+ are welcome. (Youth may need supervision.)

    Instructor bio:

    Art Liestman, who lives in Vancouver, B.C., is well-known as a wood turner and woodturning instructor. He has presented to woodturners' clubs throughout the United States and Canada, including several repeat trips to the Olympic Peninsula Woodturners. He has been teaching online since the pandemic closures last spring.

    He specializes in what he calls the lost wood process, in which he turns turning spindle blanks made of three layers. He then cuts the pieces, separates the layers and glues the outside layers back together to create turned objects that aren't round in cross-section. It was a short journey from that sleight-of-hand to incorporating cold-bending wood in his pieces.

    Liestman's work can be seen on his website, artliestman.com.

     



    • Saturday, February 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • BARN Wood Zoom Room, Class Code WO021321JW
    Register

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

    Do you ever get confused about what type of glue to use on your woodworking projects? Wonder about correct preparation and application? Which clamps to use and how long to leave them on? How to clean up the mess?

    This class will engage you in a conversation to answer these and other questions focusing on materials and tools available in BARN’s Woodworking Studio. Our goal is to give you more confidence in this important phase of your project’s construction and provide you with a better result.

    Details:

    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A link will be sent to the email you registered with to join the Zoom online meeting. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Jeff Williams is a retired firefighter. While not a professional woodworker, he brings 40 years of experience as a fourth-generation woodworker. His great grandfather worked on furniture restoration at Hearst Castle in California in 1925. In addition, Jeff has six years with BARN’s Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio as prior studio lead and instructor.



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