Evening & Weekend Classes

    • Sunday, June 19, 2022
    • Sunday, July 24, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA


    Every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm you can take a f
    ree guided tour of BARN. Visit all 10 studios, and find out what you can create aBARN.

    We’ll answer all your questions and show you examples of what other makers have made in BARN's fully-equipped workspaces. Tours are free, no need to register. See you on Sunday!


    • Tuesday, July 05, 2022
    • Wednesday, July 06, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA070522AE
    • 0
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    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.

    Session 1 will be in the ETA studio where you will use the VCarve Pro software to design an 8x16" sign. You will prototype your design on ETA's laser cutter then in session 2, you will meet down in the wood shop to carve it on the CNC router.

    Please note: To take this class, you need a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 11 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 the instructor for help. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to the class, you may use an ETA studio desktop computer with the required software already loaded.

    Details:

    • Open to students 14+ of all levels.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: 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.

    • Wednesday, July 06, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI070622MS
    • 3
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    Training is for applicants for dishwashers and volunteer kitchen assistants during our classes. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or a paid dishwasher for our scheduled classes, this is the place to begin. Classes are a great way to learn new skills as an instructor's assistant, work with an instructor, and learn new recipes.

    In this orientation, we will be making chocolate chip cookies as you learn how to navigate our commercial kitchen. 

    Curious about what upcoming classes we really need your help with? Click here to see the Kitchen Arts volunteer opportunities calendar.

    Contact: Marcela Sandoval
    [email protected]

    Details:

    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.




    • Saturday, July 09, 2022
    • Sunday, July 10, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR070922DA
    • 8
    This class has been canceled. We apologize for the the inconvenience. Shellac plate printmaking example



    Shellac Plate printmaking is a low-tech and versatile technique for creating etching-like intaglio prints as well as subtly textured collographs. Through demos and lots of hands-on work we will create and print plates using shellac on an illustration board matrix. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the wide range of effects that can be achieved with shellac plates to express their own visual ideas and aesthetic. 

    Some printmaking experience is useful but is not necessary.


    Supplies Needed:

    • Apron or smock. These are also available to borrow in the studio.
    • Sketchbook or notebook - any size or type
    • Optional: any etching tools or mark making tools that you like to use; any specific reference imagery you like to work from


    Details:

    • A $35 materials fee is included in the price of the class.
    • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Dawn Endean

    Dawn Endean has been making art for over 40 years and works primarily in the disciplines of printmaking and painting. She has exhibited extensively in the Seattle area including at Davidson Galleries; Shift Gallery; the Jacob Lawrence Gallery; the Columbia City Gallery; the Schack Art Center in Edmonds; The Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island; The Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend and Mighty Tieton in Tieton, Washington. Her work has also been shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA; the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA; the Turner Print Museum in Sacramento, CA; and Gallery 25 in Fresno, CA. She has studied printmaking at Northern Illinois University, Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and in San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca Mexico. Endean has taught Printmaking at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, The BARN on Bainbridge Island and at FEAST Art Center in Tacoma. She is represented by Columbia City Gallery in Seattle, WA, (www.columbiacitygallery.com) and by 1+1=1 Gallery in Helena, MT (https://1plus1is1.com)

    • Saturday, July 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Class Code: EL070922RG
    • 3
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**

    Get introduced to 3D printing in this 2-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, July 8th 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, July 09, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO070922JW
    • 5
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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

    • Saturday, July 09, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL070922MM
    • 3
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    This is the introductory course to learn to fly first-person view (FPV) drones. Flying a FPV drone uses FPV high-definition goggles to provide a truly immersive experience similar to virtual reality (VR).  Students will be introduced to the steps needed to learn to fly a FPV drone using a flight simulator. Note that training on a simulator is a prerequisite for being able to fly a first-person drone without crashing it!

    Students can prepare for this course by browsing the information at https://oscarliang.com/fpv-drone-guide/#what-is-fpv-flying. Especially useful is to read chapter 4 "Get a Taste of Flying in a Simulator". Pick a simulator with a compatible controller and get some early practice in before the start of the course.

    Following the simulator training, you will be eligible to take our Build an FPV Drone class series starting with Drones 102. If you plan to build a drone, you will need to practice taking off, landing and flying with a simulator to reduce the risk of crashing your newly built drone prior to trying to fly it.

    Required Prior to Class: 

    • A Laptop capable of running a simulator, i.e., reasonable speed.
    • Radiomaster TX16S radio controller - NOTE you need to order this asap upon signing up to be able to receive it prior to the start of the class.  The controller will be used to train on the flight simulator as well as fly your drone later after you complete building it during the subsequent classes. This controller is outstanding and considered to be a universal standard for flying all types of craft. Please purchase your controller via link from Addictive RC. This is the new model considered to be the industry standard and have reserved product for this class:  https://shop.addictiverc.com/products/radio-master-tx16s-mark-ii-radio-controller-m2 
    • If you are planning on taking the Drones 102, you need to order the entire kit for it to arrive before the end of July.  Please use this FPV kit link and get your orders in as soon as possible.
    • Liftoff Flight Simulator software: https://www.liftoff-game.com/liftoff-fpv-drone-racing - note it is also available on STEAM. Please purchase prior to the class and install it on your laptop.
    • Join the BARN ETA-DRONE Slack channel. It is an important source of communication for the class and post class support. You will be sent an invitation to join upon signup of the class or you can simply join if you are already on Slack.

    Details:

    • All levels 18+ are welcome. 

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

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: Mark McComsey - Mark has built FPV drones and is happy to share his experiences and thoughts with others. You can sample a custom build here: https://vimeo.com/587980669/beb67b083d.

    Contact Doug Salot: [email protected]

    • Saturday, July 09, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Welding Shop 6:00-8:30pm, Class Code: WE0070922HS
    • 0
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    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.This hands-on introduction is aimed at students interested in trying MIG welding.

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

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

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

    Details:

    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. (Auto-darkening sun glasses are not helpful)
    • There is a materials fee of $18 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the class.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor: Henry Sharpe

    • Sunday, July 10, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO071022MM
    • 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+.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

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

    Instructor: Mike Morgan
    • Sunday, July 10, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI071022MS
    • 0
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    We invite you to join us in sharing and cooking with the BARN Kitchen Arts community as we review some of our favorite cookbooks from 2021. We will work through a few recipes and spend time tasting something new. Buy your book, share your thoughts or just come ready to cook. Feel free to email your recipe suggestion to Marcela Sandoval.

    JULY Book Club:

    Ripe Figs: ”Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus,” by Yasmin Khan. Food writer and traveler Yasmin Khan believes that “language, religion, music, and storytelling all form part of a person’s culture but nothing provides more of a sense of identity than food.” Through her writing and recipes, she shares stories of migrants, resilience, and a love of food. This book will set us up for a Mezze Table to share this summer.

    In this class, we will attempt and taste the following dishes:
    Zucchini & Feta Fritters
    Spicy Bulger & Lettuce Cups
    Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Tahini Salad

    Details:

    • Registration will close on Wednesday, July 6th at 1:30 pm.
    • This event is free to BARN Members and $30 for Guests.
    • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    Instructor Bio:

    Chef Marcela Sandoval served as BARN’s Kitchen Studio Lead from 2019-2020.  She has been teaching and volunteering at BARN since 2017. Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela spent 18 years accompanying her diplomatic husband around the world.  She has lived in China, Zambia, North Korea, Nepal and Tanzania.

    Growing up in South Texas, Marcela’s culinary roots are with traditional Mexican cuisine. She is Cordon Bleu trained, worked in restaurants in DC and Beijing, sold gelato in Lusaka, ran a tapas bar in Pyongyang, trained restaurant staff in Kathmandu and taught cooking to students from Tanzania to Bainbridge Island.  Marcela’s life experiences are reflected in her cooking.



    • Sunday, July 10, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio 2:00-5:00pm, Class Code: WE071022PC
    • 0
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    TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans and more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel. TIG welding is more difficult to learn than MIG welding since it requires greater hand/eye coordination and requires the simultaneous use of both hands and one foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision welding process particularly useful in high grade artwork and metal sculpture.

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

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

    Details:

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

    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
    • Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.

      Instructor Bio:

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

      • Sunday, July 10, 2022
      • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • The Great Room at BARN. Class code: EL071022KL
      • 15
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      You may have seen TV shows such as BattleBots® and thought it might be cool to build a robot of your own. Maybe you'd like a robot to use at home or perhaps to compete in battle. Or possibly you’re thinking you could design a better robot yourself.

      This Tech Talk will show the different options for getting into combat robotics from the entry level 150g robots to the enormous robots that can send refrigerators 20 feet into the air! We’ll show examples of each weight class and the typical costs for each.

      Keith will address how a competition works and how matches are managed. He’ll also cover the basic components to build a robot and how the BARN ETA studio’s 3D printers and laser cutters can be used to make components. He’ll also show where you can get robots and designs on the internet.

      Finally, we’ll talk about the “secrets” to winning and how you can get involved in this new sport. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to build a robot. 

      Details:

      • This class is free, but you must register. No drop-ins, please.
      • Ages 13+ are welcome with an adult or 18+ without an adult.
      • This class is located in BARN's Great Room on the upper floor.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

      Instructor:

      Keith La Plain - Keith is a retired physicist who has spent the last 30 years developing medical devices and systems. His experience in electronics, software and more recently mechanical design has driven his interest in robotics and all things IOT.

      Contact: [email protected]

      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO071122
      • 0
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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+.
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

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

      Instructor: TBD

      • Monday, July 11, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      • BARN Machine Shop 6:00-7:30pm, Class code ME0071122DH
      • 4
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      In this class you will learn about basic metal cutting, and the tools in the BARN machine shop studio used for drilling, turning, milling, sawing and grinding. There will be a basic demonstration of what the drill press, lathe, milling machine, cut off saw, band saw, and surface grinder do. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on safety issues surrounding these powerful and potentially dangerous machines.

      Details:

      • Registration is required. No drop-ins please.
      • Registration is limited to 4 students. If the class fills, please join the waitlist (there is no cost to do so).
      • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
      • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
        • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI071222
        • 0
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        Strawberry Jam Sydney Riggs on Unsplash
        In partnership with the Bainbridge Prepares Food Resiliency team, the 
        Bainbridge Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library and the Veg Club, join us in learning how to preserve your harvest. Instructors will show you successful, safe practices for easy water-bath canning as they make pickles and strawberry jam. These skills transfer to other jams, pickles, chutneys, and preserves. 

        Details:

        • Free class. Space is limited. 
        • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

        Instructor Bio:
        Diane Fish is a Resource Planner with the Kitsap Conservation District. Diane is a former Food Safety and Home Preservation Specialist (Master Canner) trained by WSU and holds commercial food processing certifications for the Farm to Freezer Project at the Kitsap Conservation District.  

        • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
        • Tuesday, July 26, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-8:00pm, Class Code: ME071222DH
        • 4
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        *Prerequisites are required to take this class. Please see below.

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

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

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

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

        Details:

        • There is a materials fee of $5 for this class.
        • It is recommended that you download the Centroid CNC Lathe manual and peruse it prior to class. The manual can be found here.
        • Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio. Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's.
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

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

        Contact: David Hays at [email protected]

        • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
        • Tuesday, July 26, 2022
        • 5 sessions
        • BARN's Small Classroom on the Lower Level, Class Code: 071222NI-1
        • 5
        Register

        Registration on this page is for the workshop being held at BARN. The simultaneous online Zoom version can be found here.

        Nothing is as important to a professional artist's or designer's career as a carefully created portfolio. Yet very few people have one that they're proud to show. Something always seems to get in the way of sitting down and figuring out just how you want to define your work, what you want to focus on, and whom you want to attract with a curated group of pieces you've made. Whether you're blowing the dust off your old portfolio, or creating a new one from scratch, this class takes you through the process of creating a strong portfolio step-by-step, identifying concrete objectives, finding holes that need to be filled, and providing encouragement and review along the way.

        High schoolers applying to college, people applying to grad school, recent grads about to start the job search, people applying for a job in a design field or in academia, or artists who want to get their work into viewable order either physically or online--all need up-to-date portfolios-- and all are welcome.

        Details:

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

        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

        Instructor Bio - Natalia Ilyin:

        Professor of Design, Design History, and Criticism at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Natalia also teaches studio classes in brand and identity design, design for social activism, and transition design. Natalia is also Founding Faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts, advising design grad students on critical and contextual studies. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Yale University, The Cooper Union, and the University of Washington, and has acted as Critic for the MFA in Graphic Design at Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design.

        A former National Director of Programs for the AIGA in New York, she has given talks and workshops at Microsoft, Boeing, Rhode Island School of Design, Maine College of Art, California College of Art, Art Center College of Design's Toyota lecture series, the Wolfsonian Museum, The Henry Art Gallery, and many other very nice places. She has published four books on design criticism and many articles in a wide variety of publications. She worries that people often don't present their work in ways that will support their visions for themselves.

        • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
        • Tuesday, July 26, 2022
        • 5 sessions
        • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code: 071222NI-2
        • 7
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        This workshop will be live-streamed via Zoom, but a simultaneous in-person option is also available. Note that class time is Pacific Time. 

        Nothing is as important to a professional artist's or designer's career as a carefully created portfolio. Yet very few people have one that they're proud to show. Something always seems to get in the way of sitting down and figuring out just how you want to define your work, what you want to focus on, and whom you want to attract with a curated group of pieces you've made. Whether you're blowing the dust off your old portfolio, or creating a new one from scratch, this class takes you through the process of creating a strong portfolio step-by-step, identifying concrete objectives, finding holes that need to be filled, and providing encouragement and review along the way.

        High schoolers applying to college, people applying to grad school, recent grads about to start the job search, people applying for a job in a design field or in academia, or artists who want to get their work into viewable order either physically or online--all need up-to-date portfolios-- and all are welcome.


        Details:

        • Registration for this online workshop will close on Sunday, July 10th at 8:30 pm.
        • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. The Zoom link will remain the same for all sessions. Please watch for this email
        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. 


        Instructor Bio - Natalia Ilyin:

        Professor of Design, Design History, and Criticism at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Natalia also teaches studio classes in brand and identity design, design for social activism, and transition design. Natalia is also Founding Faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts, advising design grad students on critical and contextual studies. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Yale University, The Cooper Union, and the University of Washington, and has acted as Critic for the MFA in Graphic Design at Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design.

        A former National Director of Programs for the AIGA in New York, she has given talks and workshops at Microsoft, Boeing, Rhode Island School of Design, Maine College of Art, California College of Art, Art Center College of Design's Toyota lecture series, the Wolfsonian Museum, The Henry Art Gallery, and many other very nice places. She has published four books on design criticism and many articles in a wide variety of publications. She worries that people often don't present their work in ways that will support their visions for themselves.

        • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
        • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Class time is Pacific Time 6:30-7:00pm, Class Code ME07122PM
        • 8
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        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        In this overview class via Zoom you will learn about some of the many ways to clean up and beautify your castings including grinding, machining, sanding, sand blasting, polishing and adding patina.

        Details:

        • Although this class is free, you must register due to limited space and to receive the Zoom link.
        • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with along with the confirmation. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. 
        Instructor Bio: Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad. 

        Contact: David Hays - [email protected]


        • Wednesday, July 13, 2022
        • Wednesday, July 20, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • BARN Small Classroom 6:30-8:00pm, Class Code: MA071322JO
        • 6
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        BARN’s Pattern-Making class is where you learn one of many ways to create a pattern of the casting you envision. Once completed, you'll use the pattern in our “Metal Casting in the Foundry” class to create a mold that molten bronze or aluminum will be poured to produce your casting.

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

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


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

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

        Details:

        • Ages 14+ are welcome.
        • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

        • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

        Instructor Bio:

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

          • Saturday, July 16, 2022
          • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
          • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL071622NA
          • 4
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          This class is designed for makers getting started with the laser cutter in the Electronic and Technical Arts Studio. You will learn how to operate BARN's laser cutter safely as you make a small item. Successful completion of this workshop is the first step toward becoming qualified for independent operation of the laser cutter. It also prepares you for more advanced laser cutting classes.

          The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter as well as the set-up, settings and operation of the laser cutter.

          Required: Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. It is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Click here to go to Inkscape.org where you can download it. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. If you don't have a laptop you can bring to the class, please email [email protected] as BARN may be able to provide an alternative.

          Class size is limited to 4.

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

          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

          Instructor: Nathan Abell

          Contact Doug Salot: [email protected]


          • Saturday, July 16, 2022
          • Saturday, July 23, 2022
          • 3 sessions
          • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO071622JS
          • 0
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          This class has a prerequisite. Please see below.

          Get started on your woodturning adventure with this three-session beginner's class, where you will learn safety, tool control, and how to create the basic shapes involved in spindle and bowl turning. A small project will be started and completed as time permits.

          By successfully completing this class, you will be cleared to use the wood lathes for spindle turning during Open Studio. While you will also be eligible to take a bowl-turning class, it is strongly suggested that you spend time turning in Open Studio a few times before you enroll in a bowl class. 

          In Session 1, you will learn about woodturning safety, bevel contact, and gouge technique focusing on good body mechanics - all important to building a foundation to launch your turning skills. You will use the roughing gouge during most of the class, followed by an introduction to the regular (“fingernail”) spindle gouge. Tools you will use: spindle roughing gouge and fingernail spindle gouge.

          In Session 2, you will review the earlier lesson, and then focus on the spindle gouge and parting tool, learning new mechanics for turning beads and coves. Toward the end of class, you will learn how a scroll chuck and tenon work in preparation for Session 3.

          In Session 3, you will increase the precision of your turning technique by making a small project such as a honey dipper, finial, spinning top, or goblet, with your own design elements.  You will use a scroll chuck, a Jacobs chuck and Forstner bit. 

          Details:
          • Ages 14+ are welcome.
          • Prerequisite: To take this class, you must first complete Orientation to the Woodshop. Multiple sessions of this free, one-hour class are listed on the Woodworking Calendar. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you will have completed this class before Intro to Woodturning begins.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

          • 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.

          • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


            Instructor: 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, July 16, 2022
            • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
            • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL071622NA
            • 5
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            This class is intended for people with no experience soldering electronics. We will start by covering the basic concepts around through-hole hand soldering. Later, students will be guided through the hands-on assembly of a simple electronic kit.

            Details:

            • Open to students 14+ years of age. 

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

            • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

            Instructor: Nathan Abell

            Nathan teaches our laser-cutter class and enjoys advanced 3D printing, soldering, circuit design, electronic test equipment, and making lockpicks.

            Contact Doug Salot: [email protected]

            • Monday, July 18, 2022
            • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
            • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO071822
            • 2
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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+.
            • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

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

            Instructor: TBD
            • Tuesday, July 19, 2022
            • Thursday, July 21, 2022
            • 2 sessions
            • BARN ETA & Woodworking Studios, Class Code: WO+El071922AE
            • 3
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            This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

            Use the VCarve Pro software program to design and cut an inlay on the Woodworking Studio's CNC router.  Each student will attend two sessions. For the first session, the class will meet in the Electronics & Technical Arts lab to review VCarve Pro, review/finalize design of inlay, and set up the CNC project.

            The second session will be in the Woodworking Studio. Students will cut the materials (walnut and maple), and glue them up. The instructor will then show students how to cut off the excess inlay material and sand the inlays using a sample cut so students can do the same to their project at their leisure after the glue has dried.

            Details:

            • Open to students 14 years old and older who have taken CNC 102: VCarve Pro for CNC RoutingPlease login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.
            • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
            • When you are working in the Woodworking Studio, 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.
            • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

            Instructor: 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 20, 2022
            • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
            • Class Time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR072022JS
            • 6
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            This workshop will be live-streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific time.

            While every element of writing can feel challenging to master, writers often struggle most with dialogue. How do you believably portray each character’s distinctive and natural voice, move the story forward, and keep the reader engaged and wanting more—all at the same time? That’s what we’re going to work on together in this hands-on session for all levels of fiction and creative nonfiction writers. You’ll leave with plenty of information, tips, tools, and practice to ensure you write better dialogue right away.

            • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
            • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
            • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class.

              Instructor Bio:

              Jennie Shortridge is a teacher, editor, and bestselling author of five novels, including Love Water Memory. Her fiction and nonfiction work has been published for over twenty-five years. From the outset, a love of writing and helping others surmount writing obstacles led her to teaching in a variety of settings, including conferences, literary organizations, and nonprofits. She is currently at work on a memoir.

              • Thursday, July 21, 2022
              • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
              • BARN Machine Shop 6-8pm, Class Code: MA072122BM
              • 3
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              While building a nut and preparing a threaded rod you will gain experience with our lathe and mill. You will also practice layout, facing with the mill, drilling, taping, adjusting a four-jaw chuck, using the cut off saw, and filing a chamfer. 

              This class is suitable both as a beginning class and for those who are fairly new to the shop and wish to gain experience.

              You will not only get a chance to gain confidence in using our shop tools, but have a lovely square nut that spins freely on your threaded rod demonstrating your proficiency with threading.

              Details:

              • Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio. Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's.
              • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

              • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

              Teacher Bio: 

              Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years. 

              Contact: David Hays [email protected]


              • Thursday, July 21, 2022
              • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
              • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge (6-9pm), Class Code: MA072122JO
              • 3
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              BARN’s Metal Casting class is where you learn and advance your metal art skills by casting bronze or aluminum into a mold you’ll make. Molten metal will be poured into the mold you’ve formed in green sand (an environmentally safe mixture of fine sand, clay, and water) from a pattern of your own making or one selected from our pattern library. After your casting cools, you’ll free it from the mold and experience the thrill as your artistic creation emerges.

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

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


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

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

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

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

              Details:

              • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry, bracelets that can get caught in machinery. Please tie long hair back. 
              • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
              • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

              Instructor Bios:

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

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

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

              • Thursday, July 21, 2022
              • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
              • BARN's Great Room: Class Code: WR07212ER+
              • 25
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              Join husband and wife team, hosts of the Holy & Human podcast and local authors Elisa Romeo and Adam Foley (Holy Love: The Essential Guide to Soul-Fulfilling Relationships) to discover how to discern ego noise versus Soul guidance throughout the entire writing process! Through stories, examples, and exercises learn how to hear your intuition and connect to the Soul of your writing project. From finding your writing voice to navigating the publishing process and platform building, Elisa and Adam will discuss how to stay connected to your core values and the real intention behind your project. Come find out why celebrities like Danica Patrick as well as thought leaders like Wayne Dyer have recommended their work.

              Details:

              • This class will be held in BARN's Great Room located to the left of the reception desk after entering the front doors. 
              • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

              • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

              Bios: Elisa Romeo, MFT, and Adam Foley are the cohosts of the Holy & Human podcast. Elisa is a licensed marriage and family therapist, an intuitive, and the author of Meet Your Soul. Adam is a certified somatic practitioner, yoga instructor, and spiritual coach. Together, they help individuals awaken and deepen their Soulful nature within relationship. They live with their children in the Pacific Northwest.

              • Saturday, July 23, 2022
              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
              • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL072322MS
              • 6
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              https://lightburnsoftware.com/

              This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

              Learn the basic features of LightBurn, essential software that controls both of our new laser machines. This is the software you'll use whether you are quickly cutting out some parts for your project or are fine tuning your complex etching. LightBurn software replaces RetinaEngrave you may have used previously.

              This class will get you started and will help you implement your own creative laser designs. This class is not a substitute for "Intro to the Laser Cutter".

              Who should take this class?

              If you took "Intro to the Laser Cutter" on the Full Spectrum Laser, this class can get you up and running with our new laser cutters. If you've taken "Intro to the Laser Cutter" on the new lasers and are ready to see how to get more from LightBurn, this class is for you. If you used Inkscape and RetinaEngrave with the FSL and didn't like the software, this class is for you. If you loved using Inkscape and RetinaEngrave, you'll learn how LightBurn fits into your workflow.

              The class covers the basics of LightBurn in the laser cutter workflow. It also covers setting laser parameters for cutting and engraving, importing your designs, vector graphics (line art) vs raster graphics (pixel art), manipulating shapes and tuning images, using the laser libraries, and previewing your work.


              Prerequisite: Laser 101: Intro to Laser Cutter Operations. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the required prerequisites before you register for this class.

              Details:
              • Class size is limited to 6.
              • Students should bring a laptop with LightBurn downloaded: https://lightburnsoftware.com/pages/trial-version-try-before-you-buy
              • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

              • Students are requested to wear a mask for this class by the instructor.  

              • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

              Instructor:

              Mike Schrempp is enjoying retirement after spending 39 years in the design and development of computers.  He’s done product development, mechanical part design, engineering management, and architected servers used in big data centers at Amazon and Microsoft.  Now he enjoys making things -- from wood, plastic, metal, food, and Python code -- and showing others some of the tricks he’s learned along the way.



              • Saturday, July 23, 2022
              • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
              • Writers' Studio Zoom Pacific Standard Time, Class Code: WR072322EB
              • 6
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