Try it! Classes

    • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL120622DR
    • 0
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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 Tuesday, December 6. Your fused glass creation will be available for pickup by Thursday, December 8.


    Details:

    • No experience necessary. Open to all levels.
    • 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: Donna Rodger

    Donna has been creating glass since 2017. Teaching introductory classes and mentoring is a natural extension of her career as a Critical Care Nurse Educator.

    Taking complex concepts and tasks and breaking them down into easily understood pieces is her strength.



    • Friday, December 09, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE120922CE
    • 5
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    Learn the techniques of basic chain making with hand fabricated wire links and bead embellishments. Discover the joy of creating a beautiful wire-based chain to wear as is or embellished with a favorite pendant. A meditative practice with delightful results!

    Bring  a festive and creative spirit!

    Details:

    • This is a beginner/all levels class.
    • Registration will close December 8th
    • $15 materials fee is included in the class tuition. Includes everything needed to make a number of tiny, beaded pumpkins.
    • Class is open to ages 14 and up.
    • 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:
    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. 

    • Saturday, December 10, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121022KL
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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 the copper sheet.


    Details:

    • No jewelry experience is needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • 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.
    • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
    • 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
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE121022KL
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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]

    • Friday, January 06, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE010623KL
    • 6
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    Druzy pieces photo courtesy K. LuvaasDo you love rocks and things that sparkle? 

    Learn how to cut and shape a druzy for a ring or pendant.

    This three-hour class will give you a taste of how fun and easy lapidary can be! Learn cutting techniques and how to shape a druzy on the lapidary equipment.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 

    • A $25 materials fee is included in the tuition. This covers one druzy that can be cut into multiple pieces. 
    • Provided durzy pieces are fairly large so you could cut in half or thirds and swap with other students to get several different colors and textures!
    • 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.
    • 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 Luvaas is a 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, Calif. Karin is also a GIA Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

    Karin’s current work can be viewed at https://karinluvaas.com

    Contact: [email protected]

    • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI012523DE
    • 8
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    Learn Simple Quilting Techniques

    Learn some quilting basics and add quilting to your creative repertoire while you make this charming, refillable journal cover. Learn to use decorative stitches for embellishment and how to quilt parallel lines through fabrics and batting.

    You bring your curiosity and creativity, and BARN provides the sewing machine and all the needed materials in a choice of colorways for this project. At the end of class, take home a journal and quilted cover for yourself or a gift.

    This class includes orienting you to BARN’s Presto sewing machines so you can come back and use a machine any time you like.


    Details:

    • Skill Level: All levels

    • A $15 materials fee is included in the price of the class, and provides the journal and fabric. 

    • Ages 14+ 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:

    Dawna Ellis - Dawna began sewing more than 50 years ago as a Girl Scout. Nurturing those skills led her to become a costume designer and fabricator in the theatrical industry for 30 years. That experience and exposure to working with textiles in often unconventional ways solidified her love of textiles and their endless possibilities. Dawna continues to explore techniques to develop and hone her skills, is an avid quilter, and lives in Poulsbo with her husband and two dogs.

    • Saturday, January 28, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI012823FF
    • 4
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    Learn Japanese Sashiko Stitching


    Are you fascinated by intricate white stitching on indigo or other dark-colored fabric? You’re probably looking at Sashiko, which was developed in Japan as a way to preserve and strengthen textiles. Lately, Sashiko has made its way into high fashion, and you’ll see it on home decor items, as an accent on a collar, or as a beautiful overall design covering a jacket, shirt, or jeans.

    In this Try It! class, we’ll start with some very basic stitching on a pre-printed kit from Japan. The pre-printed design will show us where to stitch, so we can focus on practicing the stitching motion. By the time we’re finished, you’ll know what makes a “good” Sashiko stitch, and you’ll be ready to start on a new project, maybe one that you draw yourself! You’ll also have a stitched 4”-by-4” design you can put in a frame to show off what you’ve accomplished. We’ll also talk about how to find Sashiko inspiration and instruction.

    Details:

    • Skill level: All Levels.
    • There is a  $28 materials fee included in the price of class. 
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

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

    Instructor Bio:

    Fran Fuller has been using a needle and thread to sew and embroider since she was about 6 years old. In the 1980s and 1990s, she lived in Japan and admired Sashiko stitching, but she didn’t try it until 2018. And of course, she fell in love with it. In 2020 and 2021, she dove deeply into Sashiko at BARN with Shannon and Jason, and she’s thrilled to share her experiences with you in the hope that you’ll fall in love with it, too.


    • Tuesday, February 14, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE024423SJ
    • 6
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    Photo courtesy S. JonesMake something special with that someone special in your life this Valentine?

    Together you will learn how to use jewelers tools to cut, shape and customize your earrings, pendant or keychains. All tools, materials, chains, earring wires and gift bags will be provided.


    Details:

    • Registration includes a spot for two. Just remember to add your special someone as a guest when you register.
    • No experience needed, all welcomed.

    • Open to all lovebirds ages 12 and up.

    • A $20 materials fee is added to the cost of the class. 
    • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
    • 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: 

    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


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