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    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120521JH
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    Make a charcuterie board or a cutting board shaped like a pig, a leaf or whatever catches your imagination.

    This class is designed to introduce beginners to the joys of working with wood, although experienced woodworkers are also welcome. You will learn to use a band saw and various sanding tools, plus perhaps a drill press and a scroll saw, depending on the design you choose.

    You will cut your design from a single board, not glued-together strips of wood. Strip-style cutting boards stay flatter and therefore are better for heavy-duty food preparation. But the boards made in this class are simpler and quicker to make.

    Your board will make a marvelous gift — if you don't decide to keep it for your own kitchen for serving cheese, bread, or a charcuterie array.

    Tip: You might also want to sign up for a Kitchen Arts class, Get on Board with Charcuterie, on Dec. 12. Learn how to create a meal for two (or appetizers for four) on the board you make in this class.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • 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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    Instructors: Jeanne Huber & David Grant
    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL120421DR
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    This Fused Glass Snowflake class will have you successfully creating a 7 inch X 7 inch ornament ready for your tree or gift giving in plenty of time for for the holidays! You will learn glass cutting skills and then use a pattern of stacking to create a beautiful keepsake. 

    There will be plenty of glass colors to choose from to customize your ornament. A silver colored fiber ornament hanger is included. You will go home with a pattern and detailed instructions so that you can create more of these on your own.

    You will cut and assemble your piece on Saturday, December 4. Your fused glass creation will be available for pickup by Tuesday, December 6.


    Details:

    • No experience necessary. Open to all levels.
    • There is a $17 materials fee included in the price of tuition.
    • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

    Instructor Bio:

    Donna Rodger has been a member of the BARN glass studio since September 2017. Her first class was in creating Stained glass. She has worked with fused glass for the past 2 years.



    • Saturday, December 04, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE1204219HS
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    Try plasma cutting and welding while making a metal 16-18" evergreen tree. Cut the shapes out of flat sheet steel and weld them together. This class does not require any welding experience.

    Participants will use a hand held plasma cutter to create parts of a tree in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds) and then weld the pieces together with MIG tack welds.

    Details:

    • No experience necessary.  
    • There is a $20 materials fee for steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE that will be added to the cost of class when you register.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Class size is 2. 

    Instructor: Henry Sharpe.  Henry is an amateur welder and the studio lead for welding. 



    • Sunday, December 05, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO120521TN
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    Make a bandsaw box from a solid piece of wood, without needing to make any tricky joinery at the corners. Once you know the process, you can go on to make boxes that are oval, heart-shaped, lizard-shaped, or most any shape you want. Bandsaw boxes make great gifts and are a wonderful way to turn leftover pieces of wood into something beautiful and useful.     

    You will learn about bandsaw box design and construction, cut your box on the bandsaw, and glue it together. As the glue is drying, you will learn how to finish  your box with milk paint and pyrography (using a pen that burns a design into the wood). The last hour of this class, when you will be embellishing your box, overlaps with Open Studio, so you are likely to be sharing space with other BARN woodworkers.

    Your materials fee covers a maple block for your box. You can substitute other wood if you have a piece you want to use.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. Safety glasses are required. We recommend bringing your own.

    Instructor: Ted Newman. Ted studied woodworking and has assisted in classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He is active in BARN's woodworker group and volunteers as a safety monitor.

    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE120721HS
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    Try plasma cutting and welding while making a metal 16-18" evergreen tree. Cut the shapes out of flat sheet steel and weld them together. This class does not require any welding experience.

    Participants will use a hand held plasma cutter to create parts of a tree in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds) and then weld the pieces together with MIG tack welds.

    Details:

    • No experience necessary.  
    • There is a $20 materials fee for steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE that will be added to the cost of class when you register.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Class size is 2. 

    Instructor: Henry Sharpe.  Henry is an amateur welder and the studio lead for welding. 



    • Tuesday, December 07, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI120721IC
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    Curious about needle felting? Join us for this 2.5-hour "Try It!” class in the BARN Fiber Studio. Using wool roving (un-spun wool) in many colors plus a needle felting tool, you’ll make 2-D patches—for mug rugs or decorations for your clothing and pillows—and 3D objects—beads, ornaments, or animals. Once you get the technique, you’ll be able to expand to needle-felting directly on denim and canvas.This is a fun and easy way to give needle felting a try! 

    BARN will provide wool roving and a needle felting tool that you can take home.

    Important Details:

    • A $20 materials fee is added to the tuition price to cover the cost of the roving, a needle-felting tool, and other materials.
    • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
    • Skill Level: Beginning  
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member on the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.

    • Thursday, December 09, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA120921
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    In this class you’ll get an introduction into basic foundry work. You’ll learn how to make a basic mold using a provided pattern with Petrobond sand, watch the bronze being poured into the mold, and then clean up the bronze piece that you’ll then be able to take home. 

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing with long-legged pants, tight fitting long sleeves, closed toed shoes (natural fiber or leather), and have long hair tied back. Safety equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own eye and ear protection. This class is offered in conjunction with Alchemy Industrial Arts (AIA) at their facility.

    Additional related classes BARN will be offering in 2021 are The Basics Of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern Making” where you’ll learn how to make patterns that can produce a working mold, and “Intermediate Casting” where you’ll use a pattern of your own design to make the mold and cast in Bronze. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) will also be offered. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these are offered.

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

    Details:

    • Prerequisites: No prior casting experience necessary.
    • 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. 
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

    Instructor Bios:

    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.”

    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.

    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, December 09, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE120921HS
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    Try plasma cutting and welding while making a metal 16-18" evergreen tree. Cut the shapes out of flat sheet steel and weld them together. This class does not require any welding experience.

    Participants will use a hand held plasma cutter to create parts of a tree in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds) and then weld the pieces together with MIG tack welds.

    Details:

    • No experience necessary.  
    • There is a $20 materials fee for steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE that will be added to the cost of class when you register.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Class size is 2. 

    Instructor: Henry Sharpe.  Henry is an amateur welder and the studio lead for welding. 



    • Friday, December 10, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121021KL
    • 1
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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:

    • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

    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 jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin 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]

    • Friday, December 10, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121021KL
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    Add some fresh color to a room or porch! Learn how to make a double sided hanging mandala with colorful enamels.

    This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! We will use copper cut outs to create a mandala that can be hung as a wall hanging or an outdoor mobile.

    Details:

    • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

    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 jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin 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 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121121SJ
    • 4
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    Take your reusable gift wrapping to the next level.

    Learn how to make customized metal gift tags using metal stamping tools and copper or brass sheet metal. Your personalized gift tags can be used year after year and for all kinds of special occasions. No experience needed, all materials and tools will be provided. 


    Details:

    • Class is for ages 12 and up.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

    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 exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

    You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns


    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121121SJ
    • 6
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    Want to learn how to make jewelry?

    In this 3-hour in-person class, you will learn through instructors demonstration how to efficiently use a variety of jewelers tools including a disc cutter, files, pliers and metal stampers to make customized pendant necklace.

    No experience needed, all tools and materials will be provided. 

    Details:

    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC 302 guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

    Sarah teaches because she feels that making art is a creative outlet everyone should have the opportunity to experience. 

    You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns


    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE121121HS
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    Try plasma cutting and welding while making a metal 16-18" evergreen tree. Cut the shapes out of flat sheet steel and weld them together. This class does not require any welding experience.

    Participants will use a hand held plasma cutter to create parts of a tree in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds) and then weld the pieces together with MIG tack welds.

    Details:

    • No experience necessary.  
    • There is a $20 materials fee for steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE that will be added to the cost of class when you register.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Class size is 2. 

    Instructor: Henry Sharpe.  Henry is an amateur welder and the studio lead for welding. 



    • Friday, December 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121721KL
    • 5
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    Ready to take your holiday tree decorations from good to great?

    Learn how to make festive ornaments with colorful enamels! This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! Using copper sheet we will make holiday inspired double sided ornaments.

    Do you have some fun holiday themed rubber stamps? Bring them with you and learn how to use on your ornaments.

    Details:

    • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

    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 jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin 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]

    • Friday, December 17, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121721KL
    • 1
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    Ready to try something new? Learn how to make small enameled jewelry dishes. Make these for yourself or a gift for someone. This three hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy enameling can be! You will learn enameling techniques and how to form small dishes out of copper sheet.


    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register. 


    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]

    • Friday, December 17, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO121721TN
    • 2
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    Make a bandsaw box from a solid piece of wood, without needing to make any tricky joinery at the corners. Once you know the process, you can go on to make boxes that are oval, heart-shaped, lizard-shaped, or most any shape you want. Bandsaw boxes make great gifts and are a wonderful way to turn leftover pieces of wood into something beautiful and useful.     

    You will learn about bandsaw box design and construction, cut your box on the bandsaw, and glue it together. As the glue is drying, you will learn how to finish  your box with milk paint and pyrography (using a pen that burns a design into the wood).

    Your materials fee covers a maple block for your box. You can substitute other wood if you have a piece you want to use.

    Details:

    • Ages 14+ are welcome.
    • This class will start with a session from 3 to 5 pm, then break for an hour for dinner and time for glue to dry. It will then resume from 6 to 8 pm. If you want to bring food, BARN has a convenience kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave, which you are welcome to use.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants.  BARN safety policies are here.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. Safety glasses are required. We recommend bringing your own.

    Instructor: Ted Newman. Ted studied woodworking and has assisted in classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He is active in BARN's woodworker group and volunteers as a safety monitor.

    • Saturday, December 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121821KL
    • 2
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    More than just bracelets, these are bracelets with meaning that have the potential to transform your life by manifesting miracles! With the Winter Solstice just days away, you will be ready to send your intentions out into the universe.

    Want to know which stones are best for new beginnings, focus, positive energy, confidence, or attracting wealth? We will discuss the healing properties of popular gemstones and choosing stones that combine the energy and intention to help you achieve your desired outcome. You will make up to 3 personalized bracelets to keep for yourself or to give as a handmade gift.

    Details:

    • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
    • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application. 

    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 jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin 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]

    • Thursday, December 23, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: MA122321PM
    • 3
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    In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a pretty and functional spinning top to take home.

    Details:

    • A materials fee of $10 is included in the price of the class.
    • 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.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form before you register.

    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, December 29, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code: JE122921CE
    • 9
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    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Standard Time** 

    The tradition of "Ringing in the New Year" will take on a whole new meaning when learning how to make these beautiful little sparkly rings. Simple beading techniques will be used to weave together a variety of seed beads and crystals to create these tiny masterpieces. Kits will include enough materials to make a number of treasures . . . keep one and gift the others. A lovely and artsy way to ring in a brand new year!

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, December 13th, 4:00pm so that kits can be assembled and mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register. Refunds or credits will not be issued after 12/12/21.
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time.

    • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software. You will need a desktop, laptop or tablet device to participate.

    • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application.


    Instructor: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

    Contact: [email protected]


    • Tuesday, January 11, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code: MA011122PM
    • 4
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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:

    • A materials fee of $5 is included in the price of the class.
    • 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.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Teacher 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]


    • Thursday, January 13, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA011322FW+
    • 4
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    In this class you’ll get an introduction into basic foundry work. You’ll learn how to make a basic mold using a provided pattern with Petrobond sand, watch the bronze being poured into the mold, and then clean up the bronze piece that you’ll then be able to take home. 

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing with long-legged pants, tight fitting long sleeves, closed toed shoes (natural fiber or leather), and have long hair tied back. Safety equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own eye and ear protection. This class is offered in conjunction with Alchemy Industrial Arts (AIA) at their facility.

    Additional related classes BARN will be offering in 2021 are The Basics Of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern Making” where you’ll learn how to make patterns that can produce a working mold, and “Intermediate Casting” where you’ll use a pattern of your own design to make the mold and cast in Bronze. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) will also be offered. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these are offered.

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

    Details:

    • Prerequisites: No prior casting experience necessary.
    • 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. 
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.

    Instructor Bios:

    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.”

    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.

    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.

    • Sunday, January 16, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL011621CD-1
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    Join experienced glass artist Constance Ducar for a beginning glass casting class. No previous glass skills required. Start with glass shards and finish with nine pocket hearts. Make a casting pan of 2 inch glass pocket hearts using a basic casting technique. These hearts are perfect for Valentines Day, someone special or a nice way to say thank you.

    You can bring one friend, child, or grandchild with you. Youth must be fully vaccinated by the start of this class. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.


    Details:

    • Enrollment: 1-2 people per work space (1 casting pan of 9 hearts). Vaccinated Teens welcome. Vaccinated 8-12 years old welcome with parent, relative or guardian. Note: some hand strength is needed to nip glass, adult may need to help <12 yr olds. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.
    • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

    Instructor Bio:

    Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces.  


    • Sunday, January 16, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL011621CD-2
    • 0
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    Join experienced glass artist Constance Ducar for a beginning glass casting class. No previous glass skills required. Start with glass shards and finish with nine pocket hearts. Make a casting pan of 2 inch glass pocket hearts using a basic casting technique. These hearts are perfect for Valentines Day, someone special or a nice way to say thank you.

    You can bring one friend, child, or grandchild with you. Youth must be fully vaccinated by the start of this class. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.


    Details:

    • Enrollment: 1-2 people per work space (1 casting pan of 9 hearts). Vaccinated Teens welcome. Vaccinated 8-12 years old welcome with parent, relative or guardian. Note: some hand strength is needed to nip glass, adult may need to help <12 yr olds. Please answer the question during registration if you are bringing a youth.
    • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form.

    Instructor Bio:

    Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces.  


    • Thursday, February 03, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: MA020322PM
    • 3
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    In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a pretty and functional spinning top to take home.

    Details:

    • A materials fee of $10 is included in the price of the class.
    • 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.
    • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please click here to read more.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    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]




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