Woodworking Classes

    • Monday, July 13, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom Room 1, Class Code: WO071320CFK-2
    • 5
    Register

    Note: This class is being offered simultaneously online and in person at BARN. To register for the in person class, please click here.

    Did you ever wonder how to get a really professional-looking finish on your woodworking project? In this hands-on class, you will learn about different types of wood stains and clear finishes. You will learn how to prepare the surface to help ensure an excellent finish, which stains and finishes work best on different types of solid wood and plywood, and which tools and techniques to use when applying stains and finishes by hand (ie, without spraying). You will also learn which products are compatible with one another — and which ones aren't.

    Students participating in person at BARN will be able to experiment with numerous products on a sample board to take home and use for future reference. The class is four sessions to allow drying time while going through all of the steps, from preparing the surface to applying stain and finish, to rubbing out the finish.

    Students who enroll for online participation will be able to ask questions, get the instructor's advice and learn from the experiences of the in-person students as they work on their sample boards. Online students who want to make sample boards can request a kit with wood and appropriate grits of sandpaper, but they will need to supply the stains and finishes they want to explore.

    Any student who has a project that needs finishing is welcome to bring it or to share a picture of it during the class and to consult with the instructor on the best approach. (A later class will focus on refinishing — it is not the topic of this class.)

    Details:

    • Open to beginners but also suitable for experienced woodworkers. 
    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • In-person students must wear closed-toe shoes and a face mask. Students will be working at least 6 feet apart.
    • Online students will participate via the Zoom video conferencing program. An email will be sent one day before each session with the Zoom link to join the class. Please watch for this email. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

    Feedback from an earlier class:

    "With her professional background, Carol provides you with information that takes you beyond the easy way out of Minwax products at the big box store to the world of waterborne finishes vs alcohol-based or petroleum-based products. You get to see and work with a variety of wood species and grain patterns using penetrating and topical finish products and — what was most exciting — dyes. Most importantly you get the instructions in what not to do as well as what works for you. This is a level of information and hands-on trial that every serious woodwork needs to experience."

    — Jeff Williams, former BARN woodshop lead

    Instructor:Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi is a professional woodworker who specializes in restoration of antique furniture through her business, C-Saw, on Bainbridge Island. She also makes custom furniture, including the slab coffee table in the Commons at BARN.

     
    • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Saturday, July 18, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom Room 2, Class Code: WO+ETA071420AE
    • 8
    Register

    Learn the basic features of VCarve Pro, a popular program used to make signs, engravings, intricate inlays and imported 3D shapes and models on computer-controlled routers. VCarve Pro is easier to learn than Fusion 360, the other 3D design program taught at BARN, and can be used for projects on both the large CNC router in the Woodworking Studio and the small CNC router in the ETA Lab.

    This class focuses on how to use the program to design a project. You will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and basic text, edit and transform vectors, import 3D clipart and models, create tool definitions, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for machining on a CNC router. You will not run the router, but this class does qualify you for future studio-specific classes using CNC routers. If you want to go to the next step as quickly as possible, you may wish to register for Making Inlays Using VCarve Pro and the CNC Router, which will be offered the following week. In that class, you will design an inlay project in VCarve Pro and then cut it on the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio.

    Please note:  To take this class, you must have use of a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 10 already downloaded to that computer. Download a free trial at www.vectric.com. The software requires a PC or a MAC that has Windows installed. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please email WoodClasses@bainbridgebarn.org to contact the instructor for help.

    Details:

    • 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.
    • Open to beginners. Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. (In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection. Using VCarve Pro, he also made the hummingbird inlay shown in the top picture.)

    • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO071420JI
    • 3
    Register
    Get a good foundation in carving techniques, including push, stop and draw cuts. In this three-session class, you will learn the basics of safe handling and use of carving knives the first night, then go on to learn how to deal with changes in wood grain, hollowing techniques, and other concepts as you make a spoon and carve a figure during the second and third sessions.

    This class is open to both beginning carvers and those who already have some carving experience. Each time BARN schedules this class, the carving projects are new.

    The instructor will use a close-up camera and projector while demonstrating techniques so you will be able to see details without needing to be closer than social distancing rules require. You will also be able to use the camera to show the instructor closeups of your work so he can give detailed advice.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 12 and older. 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 Open Studio is always free for members. Non-members can also use the shop without an additional charge for the duration of this class.)
    • Closed-toe shoes and a face mask are required. More safety details can be found here.

    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, July 14, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom Room 2
    Register

    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, July 18, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Saturday, August 08, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO071820TB
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this three-week component of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.

    You will build a two-compartment tote, handy for storing or carrying silverware, garden tools or other items. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common hand tools. You will learn to use:

    • measuring and marking tools
    • crosscut and rip cut hand saws
    • hand planes
    • chisels
    • hand drill (bit and brace)
    • coping saw

    Details:

    • Beginners are welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your tote during Open Studio time in order to complete it by the end of the class. To participate in these sessions, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See dates on the calendar. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also participate at no charge for the duration of this class.)
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools in either order. Both classes are recommendedd for students who want to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    • This class includes a half-hour lunch break. Please bring a sack lunch  because there won't be enough time to go out. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchenette on the lower level.
    Instructors: Amy Bennett & Marvin Crosland.

    Amy has been woodworking for more than 20 years, with a strong focus on hand tool use. She has studied at the Anderson Art School, Northwest School of Woodworking, and Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Her portfolio includes custom and commissioned furniture as well as decor pieces that combine hardwoods with metal, leather, and fiber.

    Marvin is a retired Broadway and Touring Stagehand. Since moving to Poulsbo and joining the BARN, he is continuing the quest to transit from a Theatrical Carpenter into a Woodworker.

    • Saturday, July 18, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, July 19, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom Room , Class Code: WO071820KK
    • 5
    Register

    Learn to make bentwood rings using thin layers of wood called veneer. In this two-afternoon online class, you will complete one ring and wind up with the know-how and materials to make five to 10 more rings on your own.

    During the first session, the instructor will discuss the process, explain what woods work well for rings, and  suggest ways you can incorporate patterns into your design. You will begin making your ring by cutting and then steaming/boiling the wood to make it pliable for bending.

    You will pick up the process the next day, once the wood has fully dried in place overnight. During this second session, you will glue, sand, and then finish the ring with fast-curing cyanoacrylate (CA) glue, giving you a finished piece that is both lightweight and durable.

    The materials fee covers veneers, glue, sanding materials and other disposables. You will be able to pick up your kit at BARN or we will mail or deliver it to you. We will email registrants to work out these details.

    You will need to provide the following:

    • Sharp knife to cut veneers (X-Acto or similar precision cutting knife, pocket knife, or sharp kitchen knife)
    • Straight-edge or ruler
    • Surface to cut on safely (piece of wood or craft mat)
    • Microwave and microwavable dish/mug OR stovetop with pot
    • Paper towels (will be used for finishing so cannot be cloth)
    • Handheld drill (corded or cordless) will make the process much easier, but is optional
    Details:
    • 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.
    • Open to beginners. Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor bio:

    Kevin Kelly is always making things: building nonprofit databases in his day job, turning bowls on the lathe in the evenings, or building new things for around the yard on the weekend. He has been making bentwood rings since 2014, when he finally gave up on his poorly-fitting wedding ring in favor of a homemade one from walnut.



    • Monday, July 20, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Online class, Class Code: WO+ETA072020AE
    • 5
    Register

    This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

    Learn to use the  VCarve Pro software program to design and cut inlays on the Woodworking Studio's CNC router.

    Each student will attend three of the seven sessions shown as class dates. For the first session, the full class will meet in the Electronics & Technical Arts lab to review VCarve Pro, discuss inlays, and start design.

    The remaining sessions will be in the Woodworking Studio. The class will be divided into smaller groups to avoid too much waiting in line. The specific schedule will be finalized at the first class session.

    At its second session, each group will review/finalize designs, learn safe operation of the CNC router, set up the projects, cut the materials (walnut and maple), and glue them up. At the third session,  students will cut off excess inlay material and sand the inlays.

    Details:

    • * Open to students 14 years old and older who have taken VCarve Pro for CNC Routing.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Everyone in the studios is required to wear masks, wash or sanitize hands frequently, maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals, and stay home if they are sick. Overall BARN safety policies are here. Woodworking Studio-specific safety policies are here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor: Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. (In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection. Using VCarve Pro, he also made the hummingbird inlay shown in the top picture.)
    • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 7 sessions
    • Jewelry Live Streaming Online Class, Class Code JE072220GD
    • 12
    Register

    *This class will be conducted via live streaming.**

    In March 2020, McNeel & Assoc. released the 6.0 version of their software Rhinoceros3D for Windows or Mac. This glitch free, 3D modeling software has been an industry standard for boat design, interior design, model making, furniture design, and jewelry design for 30 years.

    This class, taught by a McNeel & Assoc. certified Rhino trainer, Gary Dawson, is a Level I Training for the Rhinoceros3D CAD application, suitable for beginning to intermediate users of Rhino 6. Students will learn to use the command pathways necessary to utilize this software in creating files for use with BARN’s 3D printers, laser cutter, lathes, and CnC routers.

    Continuing additional classes in applying Rhino 3D files to run each different tool in the Jewelry, Metal Fabrication or Electronic & Technical arts studios will be required. Please watch studio calendars or subscribe to studio email alerts for upcoming classes by clicking here.

    Details:

    • This 7 session class will be presented through video live streaming.
    • IMPORTANT: A link to join the class will be sent to you by the instructor before the start of each session. Please watch for these emails as the links will be unique to each session.

    Students should have: 

    • A good working knowledge of the Windows operating system.
    • Ability to control a mouse or equivalent pointing device with precision.
    • Please download and Install evaluation version of Rhino 6 

    Instructor Bio:

    Gary Dawson is owner of Gary Dawson Designs, an online custom design operation that was featured as a Best of the Best” by Instore Magazine. Dawson has nearly 45 years experience in creating designs that capture the personalities and stories of his customers. My "thing" as an instructor,  is that with over 40 years of designing and manufacturing,  I'm quite keen on passing along the skills it takes to generate digital designs that can realistically be produced.  I keep "Manufacturing in Mind" in my instruction!  


    • Sunday, August 02, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO080220MJ
    • 5
    Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

    No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

    Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

    Details:

    • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
    • Your child must be 8 or older.

    Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


    • Monday, August 03, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO080320JH+DG
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Learn to use woodworking tools safely, efficiently and with precision while you build one or more projects of your own design. Possibilities range from cell phone amplifiers and garden totes to desk or shoe organizers and jewelry holders. Or you might want to make a toy that you can give to a child. If you don't have an idea for a project you want to build, don't worry: We'll provide examples to get your creative juices going.

    This class will focus on hand tools, which take more craftsmanship to master than power tools. You will learn how to "read" a board to choose the best places to cut specific parts, how to use measuring and marking tools, how to choose and use the appropriate saw to cut out parts, how to smooth the parts with hand planes, how to assemble pieces, and more. 

    Details:

    • This class is for youth 12-14 years old.
    • To register your youth, please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours).
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • Tuition assistance is available.  Click here to apply. 
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 
    • If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Wear close-toe shoes, avoid loose clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

    Instructors: Jeanne Huber and David Grant, both longtime members of the Woodworking Studio at BARN, will team-teach this class.

    • Saturday, August 08, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Great Room
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Held every second Saturday of the month.


    We always offer an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.
    • Monday, August 10, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 20, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO072020ME
    • 3
    Register

    Build a classic Fender-style electric guitar in this six-session class held partly in BARN's Woodworkiing Studio and partly in the Electronic & Technical Arts Studio.

    You will learn how traditional luthiers make their design choices and discuss tone wood and pickup choices. Then you will learn  how modern electric guitars are made using computer-aided design and manufacturing tools. The instructors will demonstrate modern guitar design and manufacturing techniques, using CAD software and BARN's CNC router.

    To ensure you go home with a working guitar, you will start with a precision-cut body and pre-cut neck. You will have the opportunity to customize your instrument, including designing and cutting your own headstock shape. You will use the drill press and Festool random-orbit sander as you complete your guitar. You will also assemble and solder the electronics.

    The materials fee includes all the parts, including tuners, pickups, bridge, strings, and other hardware required to build a complete electric guitar.


    Details:

    • This class is for youth 14-18 years old.
    • To register your youth, please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours).
    • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
    • Tuition assistance is available.  Click here to apply. 
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 
    • If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
    • Wear close-toe shoes, avoid loose clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

    Instructor: Doug Salot. Doug started playing the guitar about 10 years ago and occasionally tries to distract himself by building guitars and ukuleles. He studied instrument building with local luthier Alan Simcoe.

    • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO081120JI
    • 2
    Register

    Learn to carve letters and you'll be able to make a "Welcome" sign for your entry, a custom bread board, or all kinds of projects, from plaques to boxes, that celebrate milestones in the life of your family and friends.

    In this three-session class, master carver Jeff Iller will guide you in choosing a font, laying out words and carving the letters so the details are crisp and uniform. In the class, you will work on rectangular pieces of basswood. With skills learned in the class, you can go on to carve lettering on plates, boxes or other projects.

    The instructor will use a close-up camera and projector while demonstrating techniques so you will be able to see details without needing to be closer than social distancing rules require. You will also be able to use the camera to show the instructor closeups of your work so he can give detailed advice.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 12 and older.
    • Students should have some carving experience. BARN offers Beginning Carving classes every other month.
    • BARN will supply carving tools to share, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • Closed-toe shoes and a face mask are required.


    • Tuesday, September 08, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO090820JI
    • 4
    Register
    Get a good foundation in carving techniques, including push, stop and draw cuts. In this three-session class, you will learn the basics of safe handling and use of carving knives the first night, then go on to learn how to deal with changes in wood grain, hollowing techniques, and other concepts as you make a spoon and carve a figure during the second and third sessions.

    This class is open to both beginning carvers and those who already have some carving experience. Each time BARN schedules this class, the carving projects are new.

    The instructor will use a close-up camera and projector while demonstrating techniques so you will be able to see details without needing to be closer than social distancing rules require. You will also be able to use the camera to show the instructor closeups of your work so he can give detailed advice.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 12 and older. 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.
    • Closed-toe shoes and a face mask are required. More safety details can be found here.

    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.

    • Saturday, September 12, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Great Room
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Held every second Saturday of the month.


    We always offer an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Great Room
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Held every second Saturday of the month.


    We always offer an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.
    • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: WO102820MG
    • 1
    Register
    The first step in designing and making any object is translating the idea into a two-dimensional plan, and that starts with a drawing. In this class, you will learn how to add one- and two-point perspective to sketches as you experiment with different design ideas and settle on a final plan.

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

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.

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

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

      
    • Saturday, November 14, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • BARN Great Room
    Join other woodworkers and those new to woodworking for the monthly general membership meeting of  BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio. Held every second Saturday of the month.


    We always offer an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.
    • Friday, November 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM (PST)
    • BARN Wide Event

    BARN will be closed and the front and back doors locked down to both Members and Non-Members beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday night as we begin preparations for the Bazaar at BARN.

    Doors will reopen to all on Saturday, at 8:00 AM.

    If you have questions, please contact Carla our Membership Coordinator at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.



    • Saturday, November 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • BARN wide event- No classes scheduled
    The BARN Bazaar is a new Bainbridge Island holiday tradition featuring a wide variety of art, crafts, and artisan foods, all made by hand. Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens all year round at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of original handmade items.

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

    BARN members wishing to participate in this event must be a member for a minimum of 3 months (must join by August 31st) to participate. You can contact Carla Mackey at membership@bainbridgebarn.org for an application which will be available TBD.

    • Saturday, December 05, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Sunday, December 13, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO120520ME
    • 5
    Register
    *This class has prerequisites. See below.

    Gain confidence in using a wide array of power tools safely in this three-week component of BARN's Intro to Woodworking series.

    You will build a sturdy, two-step stepstool of solid wood and plywood. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common stationary and portable tools in the woodshop:

    • table saw
    • band saw
    • miter saw
    • jointer
    • planer
    • drill press
    • oscilating spindle sander
    • router
    • biscuit joiner
    • hand drill
    • impact driver
    • random orbit sander

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+
    • * Prerequisites: Beginners are welcome, but you must first complete our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and 2. If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class. For more details, see the Woodshop calendar here.
    • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Hand Tools in either order. Both classes are required to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
    • Wear close-toe shoes, avoid loose clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.
    Instructor: Mo Ellis
    • Monday, February 22, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: JE022221AV
    • 2
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    Have you ever built a project and then been disappointed by the design result? By making quick, easy scaled models first, you can play around with different design solutions and settle on one that incorporates your favorite elements — before you embark on building the full-size project in wood, metal or other materials. Scaled models are also useful for artists working on projects such as books with popup or fold-out elements.

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

    This two session class covers:

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

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

    Details:

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


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




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