Photo of With gratitude for a year of creativity and community service!

A heartfelt thank you to all of the class participants, members, donors and volunteers who made this year so exceptional. BARN's new online classes connected creatives from all over the globe, and later in the year we restarted in-person classes and open studios. BARN volunteers kept everything running and served the community, overcoming every challenge. Happy Holidays and best wishes for a new year full of inspiration and craft!

Featured Classes

Beginning Carving, Tuesdays, January 4 - 18, 6pm to 8pm
Learn the basics of safe handling and use of carving knives, then go on to learn how to deal with changes in wood grain, hollowing techniques, and other concepts as you make a spoon and carve a figure. Register>

Make a Cap with Billy Simms Online, Starts Jan 5, 6-7:30pm
Create your own look! In this online class students will make their own baseball and trucker style hats. Learn the basics of hat-making by designing your hats, cutting the patterns, sewing, and individualizing your cap. Register>

Printing on a Platen Press, Sat. Jan 8, 10am-4:30pm
This class will aim you toward independent work on BARN’s tabletop C&P Pilot presses. You will become comfortable setting up a simple job (maybe a haiku?), locking it, proofing it, positioning, and printing final copies. Register>

Youth Maker Mondays: Snacking Cakes (Ages 12-16)
'Snacking cakes' are some of the best kinds of cakes to make! They don’t require much besides a few ingredients and a spoon and a whisk. They are humble everyday treats and wonderfully delicious! 3 afternoon sessions start Jan 10. Register>

More Classes and Events

Machine Shop: Studio Orientation
METAL FABRICATION - Monday, December 27, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1
WOODSHOP - Monday, December 27, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wood Lathe Tool Sharpening
WOODSHOP - Tuesday, December 28, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2
WOODSHOP - Tuesday, December 28, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Orientation to the Woodshop
WOODSHOP - Wednesday, December 29, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

TIG Welding #2
METAL FABRICATION - Wednesday, December 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Intro to Woodturning
WOODSHOP - 3 sessions, January 3, 4, and 5, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Machine Shop: Studio Orientation
METAL FABRICATION - Monday, January 3, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Beginning Carving
WOODSHOP - 3 sessions, Tuesdays, January 4, 11, and 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CNC 101: Make a Sign
METAL FABRICATION - 2 sessions, Tuesday, January 4 and Wednesday, January 5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Glass Cutting - All Levels
GLASS - Wednesday, January 5, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Make Your Own Baseball Hat with Billy Simms (Online)
FIBER - 5 sessions, Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Orientation to the Woodshop
WOODSHOP - Thursday, January 6, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Baking and Roasting with Fresh Kelp
KITCHEN - Thursday, January 6, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Machine Shop: Machine Threading on the Hardinge Lathe
METAL FABRICATION - Thursday, January 6, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Woodworking First Fridays: Talk with a Pro Open Studio
WOODSHOP - Friday, January 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (drop in anytime)

Introduction to the CNC Plasma Cutter
METAL FABRICATION - Friday, January 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cutting Designs with BARN's CNC Plasma Cutter and Fusion 360
METAL FABRICATION - Friday, January 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Setting Up an Acoustic, Steel-String Guitar
WOODSHOP - Saturday, January 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Irvin guitar

Introduction to Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving
FIBER - Saturday, January 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Overlay Technique For Glass Fusers
GLASS - 2 sessions, Saturday, January 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and Sunday, January 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Letterpress: Printing on a Platen Press
PRINT & BOOK - Saturday, January 8, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Intro to 3D Printing (Online)
ELECTRONIC & TECHNICAL ARTS - Saturday, January 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Designing for 3D Printing
ELECTRONIC & TECHNICAL ARTS - 4 sessions, Saturdays, January 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Tuesday, January 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Thursday, January 13, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and Saturday, January 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Alternative Casting: Sand and Cuttlefish Bone Casting
JEWELRY - 2 sessions, Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Letterpress: Mastering the Challenge Proof Press
PRINT & BOOK - Sunday, January 9, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Image by Ellie Mathews

Glass Studio Orientation
GLASS - Sunday, January 9, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Youth Maker Mondays: Snacking Cakes (Ages 12-16)
KITCHEN - 3 sessions, Mondays, January 10, 24, and 31, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Youth Maker Mondays: Make it Out of Wood (Ages 12-14)
WOODSHOP - 3 sessions, Mondays, January 10, 24, and 31, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Youth Maker Mondays: Bracelets, Rings, Pendants (Ages 10-12)
JEWELRY - 3 sessions, Mondays, January 10, 24, and 31, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Youth Maker Mondays: Sewing and Service (Ages 10-14)
FIBER - 3 sessions, Mondays, January 10, 24, and 31, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Youth Maker Mondays: Sewing and Service (Ages 10-14)
METAL FABRICATION - Monday, January 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Forge & Foundry: Basic Blacksmithing Forging Class
METAL FABRICATION - Monday, January 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Woodworking Basics: Power Tools
WOODSHOP - 3 sessions, Mondays, January 10, Wednesday, January 12, and Monday, January 17, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Machine Shop: Using the CNC Mill like a Manual Machine
METAL FABRICATION - 2 sessions, Monday, January 10 and Thursday, January 13, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bandsaw Basics
WOODSHOP - Tuesday, January 11, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Projects Using the Hydraulic Press: Pendant and Cuff
JEWELRY - 4 sessions, Tuesday, January 11, Thursday, January 13, Tuesday, January 18, and Thursday, January 20, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Make Your Own Nut (Learn To Make Threads)
METAL FABRICATION - Tuesday, January 11, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Machine Shop: Introduction to Centroid CNC
METAL FABRICATION - Tuesday, January 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Printmaking Essentials
PRINT & BOOK - Tuesday, January 11, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A-Z of Stained Glass
GLASS - 5 sessions, Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2 and 9, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speculative Fiction with Kathleen Alcalá
WRITERS - 6 sessions, Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9 and 16, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network) is the center for craft and invention on Bainbridge Island. Studios include Electronic and Technical Arts, Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, Jewelry & Fine Metals, Kitchen Arts, Media Arts & BCB, Metal Fabrication, Print & Book Arts, Woodworking and Small Boat Building, and Writers. BainbridgeBARN.org.

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