Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7 – 8:30 PM, in the Tech Lab

Ever wonder what’s going on behind the doors of BARN’s 10 maker studios? Have an exciting project to share, or a problem to puzzle through?

Join other makers in the Tech Lab on Dec. 12 for the last Show and Tell of 2023. This is an informal opportunity to enjoy snacks, meet other creatives, and get inspired.

Last month’s Show and Tell included exciting works such as a meticulously calibrated glass dodecahedron, a digital falling-numbers clock, and wooden and 3D-printed flutes. Attendees also learned about new uses for Tinkercad, a beginner-friendly architecture and engineering software, and we discussed the ongoing Marine Mammal Sound Special Interest Group (the topic of a Dec. 17 session in the Tech Lab).

Bring your projects to share, bring a friend, or just come and bask in the glow of creativity.

Hope to see you there!

A Gift They’ll Enjoy All Year

Holiday Gifts

Share your love of BARN this holiday season with the gift of membership!

Whether it’s for a month or a year, your gift will open worlds of creative possibilities, from extended studio access, free open studios, discounts on classes, members-only events and more.

Just call BARN at 206-842-4475 to set up a gift membership, or stop by the front desk the next time you’re here.

Fiber Arts

Sennit Braiding

Advanced Macrame: Sennit Braiding 

Saturday, Dec. 16
9 AM – 4 PM

Sennit braids are created by plaiting strands together to create cording and trim and may be created with as few as two strands. Sennit braids have been used as ornamental additions on everything from garments and fashion accessories to nautical and architectural applications. Scaled down in size, sennit braids may be used in jewelry, too.


More Fiber Classes

Crochet Techniques: Amigurumi
2 Tuesdays: Dec. 5 & 12, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Weave a Cowl on the Rigid Heddle Loom
2 Wednesdays: Dec. 6 & 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Better Together: Weaving Wednesdays
Wednesdays, beginning Dec. 6, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Better Together: Spinning!
Monday, Dec. 11, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Kitsap Cosplay Guild: Cosplay and Costuming Interest Group
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Fiber Arts Studio Orientation- Activate Your Fob
Thursday, Dec. 14, 12:15 – 12:45 PM

Autumn Embroidery Study Group
Thursday, Dec. 14, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Knit-Along: Holiday Projects
Thursday, Dec. 14, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Better Together: Knitting Circle
Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Fiber Dye Lab Orientation
Friday, Dec. 15, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Better Together: Basket Making Open Weave 3rd Tuesdays
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Glass Arts

Torchwork Beads

Techniques in Soft Glass Torchwork – Raking

Sunday, Dec. 17
1 – 4 PM

This class goes beyond shaping molten glass into a bead.  Various tools and patient handwork will be employed to move the glass into pleasing patterns. Ferns, hearts, ivy, feathers, and wings, as well as random trailing designs are made using this technique.


More Glass Arts Classes

Glass Studio Cleanup
Sunday, Dec. 3, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Glass Studio Orientation
Friday, Dec. 8, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Coral Candle Glass Votives
2 Tuesdays, Dec. 12, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM and Thursday, December 14, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Family Holiday Fun Glass Open Studio
Saturday, Dec. 23, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Introductory Lampworking With Borosilicate Marbles
Friday, Jan. 5, 2:30 – 6:00 PM

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Holiday enamel earrings

Try It! Enameled Earrings for Holiday Gift Giving

Thursday, Dec. 14
10 AM – 1 PM

Make some stylish earrings from copper sheet and wear them out at the end of class. No jewelry experience needed! This try it class will give you a brief how-to into the fun world of enameling. You will make three pairs of earrings.


More Jewelry Classes

Stone Setting: Bezels 2-Cabochons with Angles – Earrings
2 Sundays: Dec. 10 & 17, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Focused Open Studio – Enameling
Thursday, Dec. 14, 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Introduction to Sennit Braiding for Jewelry
Saturday, Dec. 16, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Try It! Solstice Gemstone Bracelets
Thursday, Dec. 21, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Introduction to the Jeweler’s Torch
Friday, Dec. 19, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Kitchen Arts


Make-Ahead Indian Masala Paste and Chicken Curry

Tuesday, Dec. 5
5:30 – 8:30 PM

Learn how to make a delicious homemade Indian Masala paste for use today or in the future (freezable portions). As a bonus, you’ll also make a mouthwatering Indian chicken curry using ancient techniques.

More Cooking & Baking Classes

Make-Ahead Cozy Bakes
Sunday, Dec. 3, 9:00 – 11:30 AM

Understanding Beer — Tour of the UK
Monday, Dec. 4, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Make-Ahead Indian Masala Paste and Chicken Curry
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Port and Dessert Wine Traditions
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cake Building Masterclass with Elisa
2 meetings: Dec. 9 & 10 starting at 12:00 PM

Vegan Grazing Board for the Holidays
Saturday, Dec. 9, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Youth Try It: Holiday Bakes — Cranberry Orange Scones
Monday, Dec. 11, 2:30 – 5:00 PM

‘What’s for Dinner’ Free Demo: Donabe (Clay Pot)
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

‘What’s for Dinner’ Free Demo: Cheese
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Metal Fabrication

Fusion 360

Fusion 360 Basics Beginner

Wednesday, Dec. 6
6-9 PM

Fusion 360 by Autodesk is an incredibly powerful tool for designing 2D and 3D objects for visualization or for manufacturing on 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC (computer numerical control) machines, plasma cutters, and more. No prior experience with the software is necessary.

More Metal Classes

Metal Fabrication: Tidy Friday
Friday, Dec. 8, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fusion 360 Basics Intermediate
Monday, Dec. 11, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Lay Out and Cut Numbers with the CNC Plasma Cutter
Sunday, Dec. 17, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Metal Fabrication: Tidy Friday
Friday, Dec. 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Finishing a Metal Casting
Thursday, Dec. 28, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Print & Book Arts


Introduction to Intaglio Printing

Tuesday, Dec. 12
10 AM – 3 PM

Learn the art of intaglio printing in this simple, beginner workshop. We will scratch an image or a design into the surface of a thin acrylic plate and then print using oil-based inks. This five-hour workshop is a great introduction to printmaking and using the studio’s etching press.

More Print & Book Arts Classes

Print & Book Studio Orientation – Member Fob Activation
Multiple dates available

Introduction to Linocut
Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tech Lab


Introduction to 3D Surface Modeling with Blender

Wednesday, Dec. 13
6 – 8 pm

Blender is an extensive, open-source, 3D design software that has earned respect in the computer design industry for its scope, innovative artistic power, and community support. This class provides you with a solid platform for both immediate use with 3D print design in the Tech Lab, and for your own further exploration of the software and personal maker-goals.

More Tech Lab Classes

Tech Lab Show and Tell
Tuesday, Dec.12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Introduction to Electrical Soldering
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Recording and Analyzing Marine Mammal Sounds (Free SIG)
Sunday, Dec. 17, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Laser 102: LightBurn for the Laser Cutter
Saturday, Dec. 23, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Mortise and Tenon

Hand-Made Mortise and Tenon Joints

Four meetings:
Beginning Saturday, Dec. 9
9 AM – 12 PM

Mortise and tenon joints are one of the most common types of joinery in furniture making. You’ll learn how to make mortises, cut tenons (and repair them when things don’t work out so well), make dowels, and apply these skills to your joinery. The crowning achievement will be a wedged mortise and tenon — a beautiful and virtually indestructible joint.

More Woodworking Classes

Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1
Multiple dates available

Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2
Multiple dates available

Fusion 360 Basics Beginner
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Fusion 360 Basics Intermediate
Monday, Dec. 11, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Create a Custom Cutting Board
3 meetings: Beginning Thursday, Dec. 14, 12:00 – 3:00 PM


Beth Jusino

Self-Edit Your Memoir with Beth Jusino

Saturdays, beginning Jan. 13
9 AM – 12 PM

How clearly can you see your own work in progress? This is an especially hard question when the story you’re writing is personal. This six-month, intensive class will help you review, revise, rethink, and finalize your memoir to create a final draft.

More Writing Classes

Write Now Thursdays on Zoom (Free, Online)
Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Querying 101 with Rafe Posey
Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Write Your Book in the New Year
Saturdays, beginning Feb. 3, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Screenwriting Basics with Colette Freedman
Mondays, beginning Feb. 12, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Writing, Pitching, and Submitting Genre Fiction
Thursdays, beginning Feb. 29, 7:00 – 8:00 PM