Jewelry Open Studio

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Jewelry Open Studio

Work on class or personal projects in the fully equipped studio with a trained monitor on hand.

 
Meeting Times
  1. Wed, 9/27/2023 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wed, 9/27/2023

Closed

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Type:
Open Studio, Has Prerequisite

Location:
Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio

Interests:
Jewelry Making

About

Open studio provides members and guests a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s finishing projects from classes or work on independent projects.

Tools and basic shop supplies are available, and a safety monitor is always on duty. Open studio does not include instruction like a class.

Details

  • Free for members. Guests pay $20.
  • Registration is required for all members and guests.
  • There are five spots available for general studio use and three spots for using the lapidary equipment. You can specify which type when you register. 

Materials

Bring your own towels. 

Prerequisites

A skills card is required. A skills card identifies the tools and equipment you have been cleared to work on. You can acquire a skills card by attending one of these classes:

 Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment by emailing jewelry.programming@bainbridgebarn.org 

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Karen Olch

Karen was born and raised in Pasadena, Calif., and graduated from the Los Angeles County College of Nursing. She earned her bachelor's degree from Chapman College and was an operating room nurse and manager at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles until she married Christopher Olch, a Navy medical officer, in 1985. They lived in Maryland; California, Connecticut and Japan before being transferred to the Pacific Northwest. They settled in Kitsap County in 1997 and on Bainbridge Island in 2017. Their adult son, Matthew, is a video game animator in the Seattle area.
Karen has always loved to look at and collect jewelry, so when she took her first class in BARN's Jewelry Studio, she was hooked. She understands the importance of organization and working together to provide an atmosphere of safety, judicious use of resources, and enjoyment of the creative processes in crafting jewelry.

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