Thursdays, 10 AM to Noon

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Do you enjoy putting pencil to paper? Meet up with other makers for BARN Community Sketching.

This free community sketching group is held every Thursday, from 10:00 AM to noon in the Commons. It’s facilitated by veteran BARN instructor Michael Gunderson. New and experienced artists of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Michael will share visual prompts as the host and guide for these informal sessions. Meet other makers, ask questions, and share ideas in this welcoming and supportive group.

What: BARN Community Sketching

When: Thursdays, 10:00 AM-Noon

Where: BARN Commons

Who: Everyone!

How: No need to RSVP or register – just drop in whenever you can make it. Grab your drawing pad and bring your favorite tools – be it pencils, colored pencils, pastels, or anything else that sparks your creativity.

What Else: All skill levels are not only welcomed but encouraged. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting, BARN Community Sketching is the perfect space for you to hone your skills, exchange ideas, and connect.

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featured classes

BARN offers both online and in-person classes.
Rafe Posey

Querying 101
with Rafe Posey

Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 – 8 PM

Learn how to navigate the world of traditional publishing, including querying, contracts, agents, and pitfalls.
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Vector graphic image

Learn to Draw on Your Computer with Inkscape

Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 AM – 12 PM

Learn the fundamentals of vector graphics using Inkscape software in this hands-on class. There are many CNC machines at BARN.

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Try it!
Make a Bandsaw Box

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6 – 9 PM

Turn randomly sized blocks of wood into small, elegantly embellished boxes suitable for storing jewelry or other items.

Register >

soldered chain

Jewelry Soldering:
Skills Class

Friday, Feb. 9,
10 AM – 4 PM

Learn how to solder earring posts, chain links, bails, joints, and mixed metal to hone your torch skills.
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more classes and events

Glass Mosaic: Hearts to Love!
GLASS – Sunday, January 21

Recording and Analyzing Marine Mammal Sounds (Free SIG)
TECH – Sunday, January 21

Woodworking Basics: Table Saw Techniques
WOOD – 2 meetings, beginning Monday, January 22

Better Together: Spinning!
FIBER – Monday, January 22

Woodworking Basics: Project Planning
WOOD – 2 meetings, beginning Monday, January 22

Machine Shop Orientation
METAL – Monday, January 22

Book Arts Open Studio
PRINT & BOOK – Tuesday, January 23

Intro to Bowl Turning
WOOD – 2 meetings, beginning Tuesday, January 23

CNC 102: VCarve Pro for CNC Router
TECH – 2 meetings, beginning Tuesday, January 23

Better Together: Weaving Wednesdays
FIBER – Wednesdays

Glass Studio Social
GLASS – Wednesday, January 24

MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Welding #2
METAL – Wednesday, January 24

The Wonderful World of Seitan
KITCHEN – 2 meetings, beginning Thursday, January 25

Guided Open Studio: Frit and Foliage
GLASS – Multiple dates available

Letterpress Essentials: The Broadside
PRINT & BOOK – 3 meetings, beginning Friday, January 26

Embroidery on Wool
FIBER – 2 meetings, beginning Friday, January 26

How to Write a Romantic Comedy
WRITERS – Friday, January 26

Laser 101: Intro to Laser Cutter Operations
TECH – Saturday, January 27

Japanese Green Tea
KITCHEN – Saturday, January 27

Try It! Transfer Print a Silk Scarf from Men’s Ties
FIBER – Sunday, January 28

Welding: TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) #1
METAL – Sunday, January 28

Bluster Bay Shuttle Trunk Show
FIBER – Monday, January 29

Serger Sewing Machine Refresher
FIBER – Multiple dates available

Northfield Bandsaw
WOOD – Tuesday, January 30

Crochet Techniques: 3D Crochet
FIBER – 2 meetings, beginning Wednesday, January 31

Fusion 360 Basics Beginner
WOOD/METAL/TECH – Wednesday, January 31

Mokuhanga: Japanese Printmaking
PRINT & BOOK – 2 meetings, beginning Saturday, February 3

Stained Glass Heart Sun Catcher
GLASS – Saturday, February 3

Homemade Tiramisu with Giovanni
KITCHEN – Saturday, February 3

Check out the BARN Catalog for additional classes!

All classes are open to ages 14 and up unless otherwise noted.