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Get introduced to 3D printing in this one and a half hour session. You'll get to see BARN's printers and gain an understanding of how they work and what they can make.
You will see a computer file get readied for printing in a process called "slicing."
You'll see the different printers we have and learn about filament, the material 3D printers use to make prints. We'll start a print and you'll see the printer print.
3D printing has many uses, ranging from practical to fun, such as replacement parts, mold-making, medical models used in surgery, prototypes and more.
Bring your curiosity and questions. You can continue to use the 3D printers at Open Studio where a studio monitor or other member can help you.
Class size is limited to 6.
July: Cherry Upside Down Cake
Do you like to bake and learn with others? This is a perfect opportunity to get together each month and learn to make a seasonal dessert, and one savory galette. While this is not a formal class, Kate will have made the item and be ready with tips and tricks to assist everyone.
Kate McDill learned to bake at the Surrogate Hostess on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The training included both traditional French pastry and breads, and American comfort goodies. She has also been a caterer. Kate is a founding member of BARN, and led the Kitchen Arts Studio in the early days; she has taught at classes at BARN. Baking is her craft, and she is happy to share her knowledge and pass on the art of creating tasty treats.
September: Savory Winter
Do you like to bake and learn with others? This is a perfect opportunity to get together each month (except August) and learn to make a seasonal dessert, and one savory galette. While this is not a formal class, Kate will have made the item and be ready with tips and tricks to assist everyone.
October: Apple Cake (Silver Palette)
Join us for a basketry workshop with Kathey Ervin, one of our favorite instructors, and learn how to create a basket using yellow cedar, reed canary grass, and false embroidery.
Yellow cedar is often called the 24 caret gold of the northwest. Reed canary grass, although it grows everywhere (often seen in the ditches along roadways), is a beautiful material to work with – it processes and dyes easily.
False embroidery technique is used for pattern work and it is worked in as the basket is twined, not added afterwards. False embroidery is unique in that it does not show on the inside of the basket.
The first morning will be creating a Tlingit-style twined base, learning folded spoke additions, making the base 2.5 inches across. Harvesting and preparation techniques will be discussed and a full set of instructions will be included.
A Materials Fee of $85 is included in the total class price.
Instructor will provide all materials and tools required. If student has a favorite pocket knife – please bring.
Instructor Bio: Kathey Ervin lives in Sequim, Washington. After a career as a maker in clay creating mostly dinnerware, twenty years ago Kathey pivoted and began a new career in basketry. She has gone through various phases of learning, embracing everything from fairly high volume production work, to pursuing her own award winning artistic aesthetic. Kathey says: “Every professor and teacher I have ever worked with has talked about learning and ‘passing it on’. I am passionate about this point, and love the experience of seeing a student begin to pick up a technique, develop it, and then ‘pass it on.”
November: Pumpkin Break or Cheesecake (TBD)
December: Cookie Swap!