Evening & Weekend Classes

    • Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop: 6:00-8:00pm, Class Code: ME111522DH
    • 2
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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]

    • Saturday, December 03, 2022
    • Saturday, December 17, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio. Class code: EL120322CS
    • 0
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    Take control of your world. Learn to use an Arduino (an easy to use, inexpensive microcontroller) to sense and control your world.

    The Arduino is an Italian-designed microcontroller board intended for designers and makers to open up the world of microprocessor control to them. We will be using three programs to write code to control light, sound and movement in this three session class. We will be using block language as well as conventional C++ programing to control the Arduinos. This is a very open system. Your fear of coding should not put you off from this class.

    Details:

    Instructor:

    Chris Stanley has been teaching various CAD programs for over 20 years. He has been a user of 3D CAD programs since the 80’s. Unless you were working with a mainframe computer they were mighty slow back then. Chris keeps himself sharp by learning new products as they come onto the market. His go to 3D CAD software is Rhino 3D.

    Contact: [email protected]

    • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN's Small Classroom 6:00-8:00pm, Class code: ME120622DH
    • 3
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    *Prerequisites required for this class. Please see below.

    The Manufacturing section of Fusion 360 is an essential element of using BARN’s CNC machines. In this class, you’ll learn about:

    • Setup (Machine), Stock, and Post Processor tabs of Setups in Fusion 360's Manufacturing section.
    • The various Mill and Turn (lathe) operations available, and when to use them.
    • Details of Tool Library locations, importing into your Fusion application, and their relationship to the tools in the CNC machines.
    • Post Processors, what they are, where to find them, how to import them, and how they are used.

    Knowing how to utilize the CAM functions is a big step toward using BARN's CNC machines and is required to produce usable g-code from a Fusion 360 model. 

    Prerequisites

    • Fusion 360 competency.
    • Please note this class is required for the second session of either Introduction to CNC Mill or Introduction to CNC Lathe two-session classes.

    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.

    Instructor

    As 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 [email protected]

    • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code ME120622CJ
    • 6
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    Photo courtesy Ken Rothmuller

    While we strive to make the best shot when we press the shutter, sometimes we fall short. One more chance is available to tweak our images afterwords during the editing process. Instead of diving into the nits and grits of a particular image editor (Photos, Lightroom, etc.), we will take more or a top down approach - asking “what elements are detracting from maximizing the photos impact?”. Once the problems are identified, generic editing tools (like crop, exposure, color correction, transform and pop) that can fix or reduce the problematic areas will be demonstrated. This class will give you a way of approaching the editing process and the steps necessary to make the most of your best photos.

    Students may anonymously submit photos (no embarrassments) via email that we will review and discuss during  the student review portion/section of the class. You can submit a few photos via email to [email protected]


    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:

    Photo courtesy Ken RothmullerKen Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.
    Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.
    He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: [email protected]


    • Wednesday, December 07, 2022
    • Wednesday, December 14, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom 6:30-8:00pm, Class Code: MA0120722JO
    • 1
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    Create a pattern you can cast into metal and begin your casting journey!

    About this Class

    Learn one of many ways to create a pattern of the casting you envision. Once completed, you can use the pattern in our “Metal Casting in the Foundry” class to create a mold for molten bronze or aluminum to produce your casting.

    Making a pattern is the first of three basic steps of the Foundry Arts:

    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 (online), 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 molds from patterns and pour molten metal into the mold to form the casting. A foundry casting event - Guided Open Studio - is available to those who’ve attended Metal Casting in the Foundry or who have demonstrated competency in the foundry. Our goal is to host this event each month, so check the calendar. Registration is required for all Foundry and Casting events.

    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

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

      • Thursday, December 08, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • BARN Welding Shop, Class Code: WE120822JO
      • 4
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      Learn how to finish your rough casting with all of its unwanted gates, sprues, and runners.

      About this Class

      Learn when to remove specific gates and sprues, and see how to finish the casting by grinding, texturing, and polishing to a desired finish (a separate class may be needed if machining is required). A media-blast cabinet may be used to get the desired texture. It’s also possible some blemishes will need to be filled using a TIG welder. Finally, you’ll learn how to apply a patina of your choice to achieve the finished look that appeals to you.

      Finishing the casting is the third of three basic steps of Foundry Arts:

      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 (online), 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 molds from patterns and pour molten metal into the mold to form the casting. A foundry casting event - Guided Open Studio - is available to those who’ve attended Metal Casting in the Foundry or who have demonstrated competency in the foundry. Our goal is to host this event each month, so check the calendar. Registration is required for all Foundry and Casting events.

      Details

      • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry like bracelets that can get caught in machinery are allowed. Please tie back long hair. 
      • 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.

      Instructors

      Jeff Oens - A widely renowned sculptor with 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 the 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 he's actually done 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 (University of Washington) and MFA (Rhode Island School of Design) degrees in sculpture. Creating, designing, and building in different materials and mediums is a joy, but working in liquid metal is “it” for him. Mario feels “casting is a magical process that requires patience, skill, labor, and teamwork, with the results both satisfying and permanent.” By sharing his knowledge and experience, Mario wants to help others explore, learn, and develop skills so they can see their ideas come to life.

      • Thursday, December 08, 2022
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • The Writers' Studio at BARN, Class Code: WR120822JH
      • 6
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      If you love exploring new places, this travel writing workshop is for you. Learn how to transform your travel experiences into engaging travelogues that will captivate your readers -- regardless of whether you're hoping to publish or simply want to share your experiences with family and friends. In this course, we'll talk about story angles and structure, observational writing, and capturing a sense of place. We'll also touch on pitching web and magazine editors. By the end of the workshop, you'll have the skills and confidence you need to write a genuinely compelling travelogue.

      Details:

      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
      Instructor Bio: Jennifer Hemmingsen is Seattle Times opinion columnist and editorial writer whose recent work has appeared in the Kansas City Star,  Missoulian, WOSU-FM (Columbus, OH), Grand Island Independent, Cayman Compass, The Free Lance-Star, Bridge Michigan, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and KUNI FM.
      • Saturday, December 10, 2022
      • Sunday, December 11, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • Glass Studio, Class Code GL121022MB
      • 6
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      This class has a prerequisite. Please see below. 

      In this two-session class, you will learn how to prepare your glass for shaping, use of basic tools, and how to apply glass to achieve donut- and tab-shaped beads. If you are rusty on your torch skills, the basics will be reviewed in this workshop.

      The Workshop is two days long divided into two sessions each covering specific skills and practice time. There will be a one-hour lunch break each day and two 15-minute breaks should you want to take one. 

      Session 1  

      Getting Started
      Students will become familiar with the studio and review safety practices. You will be given time to familiarize yourself with the BARN torches and their operation. A brief history of lampworking will be given which will launch you into the skills and techniques portion of the session. You will learn how to prepare your glass for shaping, use of basic tools, and how to apply glass to achieve donut and tab shaped beads.

      The Personality of Glass and Basic Embellishment
      Students are introduced to the basic properties and idiosyncrasies of “Soft” glass. You will learn about the compatibility of glass (COE), reactions between different colors of glass, and how heat can affect glass. Skills and techniques focus for the afternoon will be on making and applying stringer, applying dots, and simple manipulation of the embellishments.

      Session 2

      Details that Matter, More Design and Shaping
      Students will review and practice the skills from the previous day. The creative techniques to be learned are basic 2 color twists, working with Filigrana, and application of stringers and/or twists onto a cylinder bead. You will learn how to make cased beads, which will prepare you to make a tiger bead. And finally, you will work with frit and its application techniques.

      Materials:  Tools, glass rod, and mandrels for the class are provided. 

      Details:

      • Prerequisite: Orientation to Torchwork (Dec. 8) or previous class enrollment in Introductory Lampworking with Borosilicate Marbles or Beginning Lampworking required.
      • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
      • Please bring a lunch. We have a refrigerator and microwave located on the lower floor.
      • 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:  Michele Benson
      • Michele has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Potsdam State College in New York and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University.

        After many years in the field of child protection, Michele retired and opened Sandhill Glass Studio (formerly Cuttlefish Glass Studio) where she taught Lampworking (torchwork) for over ten years until she moved to Washington State.

        She has taught Lampworking (torchwork) for OIT (Oregon Institute of Technology), for Klamath Community College, and has written articles for Softflex Jewelry Company.

        Michele is a long-time member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and is currently a member of the Florida Glass Dragons.

        When not in her studio, Michele volunteers for the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County and for the Kitsap Humane Society. She enjoys travelling, scuba diving and underwater photography!

      • Saturday, December 10, 2022
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121022KL
      • 0
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      There's nothing more special than a handmade gift. Learn how to make festive earrings with colorful enamels! Make for yourself or a gift for someone.

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

      Details:

      • No jewelry experience is needed for this class. 
      • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
      • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
      • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. 
      • 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:

      Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate. Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


      Contact: [email protected]

      • Saturday, December 10, 2022
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code EL121022NA
      • 2
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      Basic concepts around through-hole hand soldering, leading to assembly of a simple electronic kit, are covered in this class for people with no experience soldering electronics.

      Details

      • Students 14+ years 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

      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]

      • Sunday, December 11, 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121122SJ
      • 0
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      Learn through instructor demonstration and guided, hands-on practice how to safely set up a soldering station, ignite your torch, anneal, and begin to solder metal together.

      This is an opportunity to work with the industry-standard Smith® Little Torch and propane/oxygen torch during this one-day class.

      The skills learned in this class help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. This class also helps you acquire a studio skills card for access to the torches during jewelry open studio times. You get to take home your soldering sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision. 

      Details:

      • This is an introductory/beginner/refresher level class. All levels of experience are welcome.
      • Ages 14+ welcome.
      • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
      • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
      • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.
      • 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: 

      Sarah Jones - This Bainbridge Island artist and teacher has experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. She is a BARN founding member and Jewelry Studio programming and steering committee member.

      Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning and printed information and resources for her students to refer to when practicing their new skills.

      Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. Her work is sold at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. To view her recent work, visit at: www.foggyroaddesigns.com.

      • Sunday, December 11, 2022
      • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO121122JW
      • 11
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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.

      About this Class

      Everything from shop etiquette to the specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems are covered, as well as overall BARN and shop-specific policies.

      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

      • Sunday, December 11, 2022
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • BARN Welding Studio 2:00-5:00pm, Class Code: WE121122PC
      • 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 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.
      • 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.
      • 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:

        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, December 11, 2022
        • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • The Great Room at BARN. Class code: EL121122SM
        • 15
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        AT&T entered the UNIX commercial market in 1984 with the release of the 3B line of computers. The 3B2 was a low cost desktop computer designed for small to medium sized businesses, and became the official porting platform for UNIX System V Release 3. It also supported an innovative windowing terminal nicknamed the 'Blit'. The 3B2 met with only limited commercial success, and has been largely forgotten in 2022. Seth Morabito has been reverse engineering the 3B2 to build an emulator and bring ancient UNIX back to life. Come learn about the 3B2 desktop computer in this tech talk!


        Details:

        • This class is free, but please register. 
        • 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:

        Seth Morabito - Seth is a professional software engineer and occasional hardware tinkerer. He has been interested in preserving vintage computer systems since the mid 1990s, with a focus on simulation and emulation.

        Contact: [email protected]

        • Monday, December 12, 2022
        • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
        • BARN Machine Shop 6:00-7:30pm, Class code ME12122DH
        • 1
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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).
        • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
          • Tuesday, December 13, 2022
          • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
          • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI121322
          • 0
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          Join us as we get to know our new Solaris 2 Embroidery Machine! In this 2-hour session, you’ll work one-on-one with a Fiber Studio volunteer to hoop and embroider a couple of the thousands of designs that come pre-loaded on the machine. You’ll leave the session ready to explore more of the pre-loaded designs on your own projects.

          You’ll also leave the session knowing how to leave the machine clean and ready for the next embroiderer to use.

          Watch for additional future sessions on other topics as we learn more about the machine ourselves!

          Please note: this session is scheduled for 2 hours. Depending on the designs you choose, you may finish more quickly. This is a one-on-one tutorial session.

          Details:

          • Prerequisites:  Must have completed Learn How to Use the Fiber Studio Sewing Machines
          • There is a materials fee of $15 which will cover fabric, stabilizer, and embroidery and bobbin thread,  
          • 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.

          Hosts: Rotating Fiber Studio volunteers


          • Wednesday, December 14, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO121422MR
          • 0
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          * This class has prerequisites. See below.

          Learn the basics of using a hand-guided router and one mounted to a router table to add details to your woodworking projects.

          About this Class

          Gain confidence in setting up and using routers in this hands-on class. Learn about the different routers in the Woodworking Studio and the various types of bits, bearings and templates. Make a simple project as you make practice cuts to build your experience with this versatile, sometimes confusing, machine.

          Details

          • Ages 14+ welcome
          • Prerequisites: This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking CalendarPlease login to your BARN account, click on your profile name and check the link "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed these classes.
          • 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.
          • 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

          Mike Rehder. Mike is a safety monitor in the Woodworking Studio and operates a handy person practice in his spare time. The router is one of the most versatile tools in his shop, where he uses it to build a variety of kids' toys, furniture and gates.
          • Thursday, December 15, 2022
          • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
          • BARN's Writers' Studio, Class code: WR121522MS
          • 3
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          We’re excited to offer this Open Mic opportunity for writers of all levels of experience to read their work to an appreciative audience. This is a great opportunity to reach new readers and meet people who love words as much as you do. It takes courage to share your work with others. Be brave. 

          We have slots for 12 readers to read five-minute selections. Please register for "Reader" soon in order to snag one of these spots. We also have plenty of room for members of the audience to enjoy some great readings.

          Format:

          1. Brief introductions (say your name, what you write)
          2. Sit back and enjoy
          Very Important:

          Everyone who wants to participate, whether as a reader or an appreciative audience participant, must register for this free event.

          Details:

          • No drop-ins please. Please click Join Waitlist if this event fills.
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

          Mary Sloat is the former Writers’ Studio Lead and now Programming Coordinator. She writes short stories and middle grade fiction, and she can’t wait to hear your stories!

          • Saturday, December 17, 2022
          • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO121722DK
          • 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 BARN Woodshop's 30 weekly hours of Open Studio.

          About this Class

          Students are given a piece of wood to cut and shape in this hands-on class. This is a companion to Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2, which may be taken before or after this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class. Please see the calendar for more details.

          To use the shop, you also will 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

          David Kaplan

          • Saturday, December 17, 2022
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121722SJ
          • 1
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          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

          Designed for students who have taken Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch and want to learn how to solder earring posts, chain links, bails, joints and mixed metals to hone their torch skills. All of these skills learned in this class, with practice, will help you feel more confident and ready for project classes.

          Each student gets to take home their soldering sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision.

          Details:

          • Prerequisite: Introduction to the Jeweler’s Torch
          • This is an introductory/beginner/refresher level class.
          • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
          • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
          • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
          • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
          • 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: 

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

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

          Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. Her work is sold at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. To view her recent work, visit at: www.foggyroaddesigns.com.

          • Sunday, December 18, 2022
          • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO121822JS
          • 1
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          * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

          If you want to be more effective and safer when using the three main bandsaws in the Wood Studio, this class is for you.

          About this Class

          A bandsaw seems like a simple machine, but to get the best results, one must understand the types of blades, the guides that support the blade, the size and power of the saw, and how the teeth cut wood. Some cuts — such as resawing, cutting curves and beveling — require special techniques. All bandsaws need to be tuned regularly, and with the heavy use in our studio, often more than once per week.

          Learn the mechanics of the saw and blades, and how to evaluate the saw’s readiness for your stock. Learn how to change the blade when you need a different one for your project, including how to set the guides that support the cut. Also, learn how to determine when stock requires special handling for safety, and how to use shims or other support for stabilization.

          You also learn about cuts of various kinds, including circles, tight shapes that require relief cuts and duplicate cuts best done with templates, plus the essentials for resawing stock.

          Students are encouraged to ask questions relevant to their own project interests, and share any problems using bandsaws.

          Details

          • Ages 14+ welcome.
          • This class is open to those who have completed Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1, and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. Multiple sessions are listed on the Woodworking CalendarPlease check your BARN account to confirm you have completed the pre-requisites before you register for this class.
          • 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 - Jamie has been woodworking for more than 20 years and has experience on all of the standard stationary tools of a woodshop. Her first floor-model tool was a bandsaw, which she uses for both sawing large woodturning blanks and processing dimensional lumber.




          • Sunday, December 18, 2022
          • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
          • BARN Jewelry Studio
          • 3
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          This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

          Focused Open Studio for Lapidary in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides BARN members and the jewelry community a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. This is not a class and no formal instruction will be given. Please see details below.

          A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

          Details:

          • Prerequisite: This open studio is for students who have completed an Intro to Lapidary class. Please check your BARN account to ensure you have completed this prerequisite by viewing the link for "Registrations and events" in your profile. 
          • To get the most out of this lapidary open studio, it is recommended to bring a selection of stones in different phases so you an easily make use of and share the equipment.
          • 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. 


          Monitor: Karin Luvaas

          Contact: [email protected]

          • Monday, December 19, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
          • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO121922JW
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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.

          About this Class

          Everything from shop etiquette to the specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems are covered, as well as overall BARN and shop-specific policies.

          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

          • Tuesday, December 20, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO122022JH
          • 3
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          Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tool Safety 1 class.

          About this Class

          This class may be taken without first taking the Tool Safety 1 class. Provided you have 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

          Jeanne Huber

          • Monday, December 26, 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
          • BARN Machine Shop 6:00-7:30pm, Class code ME12262DH
          • 5
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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).
          • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
            • Thursday, December 29, 2022
            • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
            • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge (6-9pm), Class Code: MA122922JO
            • 3
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            Cast your own pattern or use one of BARN's in this introductory class to metal casting. 

            About the Class

            Learn and advance your metal-art skills by casting bronze or aluminum into a mold you've already created, you make in the class, or one of our own patterns. Molten metal is 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 Arts:

            1. Make the pattern,
            2. Form the mold and pour metal to create the casting, and
            3. Finish the casting

            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 inspires your creative energies, take the Pattern-Making class, then attend the Metal Casting class again, as often as you like. Our instructors guide each student to help them advance, no matter their skill level.

            BARN offers related casting classes including The Basics of Metal Casting (online), 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 molds from patterns and pour molten metal into the mold to form the casting. A foundry casting event - Guided Open Studio - is available to those who’ve attended Metal Casting in the Foundry or who have demonstrated competency in the foundry. Our goal is to host this event each month, so check the calendar. Registration is required for all Foundry and Casting events.

            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, and closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry like bracelets that can get caught in machinery are allowed. Please tie back long hair. 

            • 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.

            Instructors

            Jeff Oens - A widely renowned sculptor with 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 the 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 he's actually done 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 (University of Washington) 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.

            • Monday, January 02, 2023
            • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
            • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI WA (6-9pm), Class Code: WE010223JL
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            This hands-on class allows you to learn basic blacksmithing techniques such as drawing, bending, and twisting and then advance to splitting, scrolling, and punching. And you get to take home your projects!

            About this Class

            Blacksmithing is heating pieces of wrought iron or steel until the metal becomes soft enough for shaping with hand tools, such as a hammer, anvil, and chisel. Heating generally takes place in a forge fueled by propane, natural gas, coal, charcoal, or oil. In this class, you design, complete and take home simple projects such as bracelets, triangles, hooks, spoons, tools, and more. The class includes an introduction to heat treating, if appropriate for the projects undertaken. 

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

            Class will cover

            • Safety and good practices
            • Discussion of “smithing” and the main types: forging (sometimes called "sculpting"), welding, heat-treating, and finishing
            • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
            • Hands-on drawing, bending, practical applications, and beginning projects
            • Personal project design for next session
            • Practicing drawing by using forge, anvil, and hammers to create a traditional Viking bracelet, spoons, forks, and various other items
            • Combining processes through forge work
            • Individual student projects
            • Short demonstration of Oxy/Acetylene torch and use of the “rosebud” in metal forming

            Class Goals

            • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, heat treatment, and metal forming
            • Learn to bend, shape, drift, and draw steel through traditional methods
            • Develop an understanding of traditional tools used in the blacksmithing trade including a forge, hammers, anvil, etc.

            Details

            • Participants must wear long-sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber and closed-toe shoes of either leather or cotton. Athletic or synthetic shoes and stretch fabrics are prohibited.
            • Alchemy Industrial Arts will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
            • Ages 14+ welcome
            • Class is limited to four students to provide good mentoring.
            • 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

            Jeremy Loerch - Jeremy is a successful small-business owner of Monkey Wrench Fabrication, a studio focused on original pieces made from all types of metal. Expertise includes teaching and curriculum development for youth, as well as adult programming. Contact:  [email protected] or (206) 992-8509.

            Further Contact

            David Hays, Metal Fab Studio, [email protected]

            • Tuesday, January 03, 2023
            • Thursday, January 05, 2023
            • 2 sessions
            • BARN ETA & Woodworking studios, Class Code: WO+ETA010323AE
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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.

            About this Class

            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 is in the ETA studio so you can use the VCarve Pro software to design an 8x16" sign and prototype your design on ETA's laser cutter. In session 2, we meet in the Woodworking Studio 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 (you can 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 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 class, you may use an ETA Studio desktop computer with the 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 - Al 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, January 04, 2023
            • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
            • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO010423JW
            • 3
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