BARN All Classes and Events

    • Friday, March 13, 2020
    • 7:00 AM (PDT)
    • Monday, June 22, 2020
    • 11:30 PM (PDT)

    A message UPDATE from BARN’s Executive Director:

    Dear BARN community:

    In response to updated guidance from the CDC and the Washington State Department of Health, BARN will continue to be closed until June 22nd.




    • Sunday, June 07, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom video Conferencing
    • 18
    Register

    Research shows a plant-based diet doesn’t just prevent heart disease; it can also help manage and sometimes even reverse it. Because heart disease a chronic conditions that can make make people more susceptible to viruses, there may be no better time to consider switching to a diet that minimizes your risk.

    This class is part of a series of classes in which instructors Nancy Travis and health coach Cindy Thompson will explain the science behind low-fat, plant-based diets. Plant-based foods are naturally low in fat and chock-full of fiber, and they are filled with immune-boosting antioxidants and phytochemicals. In this session, they will share recipes and techniques for creating delicious, heart-healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


    The classes in this series use materials developed by
    Food for Life, an award-winning nutrition education and cooking program created by a team of physicians, nurses and dietitians for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The instructors have both been certified to teach Food for Life classes. 


    Details:

    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • An email will be sent to you 1 day before the class start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email. 
        You will be able to click on the link and participate from your smartphone, notebook or computer without needing to download a program. If your computer does not have a microphone, you can ask questions via phone or by typing into a chat function. The sign-in will open 15 minutes before the class starts, so that you can test your connection if you wish.
    • The class will include an educational video, a live cooking demonstration of several recipes, interactive discussions, handouts, recipes, lots of tips and tricks — all from the comfort of your home. 

    Please check out the other classes in this series. The two-hour sessions begin at 3 pm on Sunday afternoons, one week apart. You will need to register for each individual class session you would like to take.  If some sessions have already passed, you can still sign up for later ones.

    • Immune-Boosting Foods (May 31)
      Learn to make colorful, scrumptious meals rich in protective compounds and immune-boosting nutrients such as beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C and zinc. Click here to register.
    • Fighting Diabetes with Food  (June 14)
      People who eat plant-based meals are less likely to develop diabetes. Those who already have diabetes are likely to have better blood-sugar levels and fewer complications if they make the switch. Get the latest science behind low-fat, plant-based diets, consider some simple ideas for getting started, and learn to make four delicious dishes. Click here to register.
    • Foods for Weight Control (June 21) 
      If you need to lose weight, how can you do it without skipping meals or limiting your portions? In a word, it’s all about FIBER. Plant-foods have it; animal products do not. Fiber is what makes us feel full, keeps us regular, controls blood sugar levels and protects against certain cancers. Learn to comfortably fill up on whole foods and watch the pounds melt away. Click here to register.

    Instructor Bios:

    As a health educator and personal chef, Nancy Travis supports people on their journey towards health and wellness through cooking, teaching and promoting a whole-foods, plant-based diet. She cooks for families in their homes and teaches people how to prepare easy, delicious plant-based recipes in private, public and corporate settings. She brings more than 25 years of experience in cooking plant-based meals and is honored to be a licensed instructor with the Food for Life program. She has taught cooking at BARN for the past three years. She can be reached through her website, Sukhikitchen.com.

    Cindy Thompson wants you to be Trimazingthree times better than amazing! After improving her health and fitness through plant-based nutrition, losing 60 pounds and becoming an adult-onset athlete, she retired from her 20-year firefighting career to work with people and organizations to reach their health and wellness goals. She is a certified Health Coach, Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Firefighter Peer Fitness Trainer. She is a licensed instructor for Food for Life and a Rouxbe Plant-Based Professional, teaching people how to prepare delicious, satisfying, and health-promoting meals. Her website is Trimazing.com.


    • Monday, June 08, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, June 18, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom Video Conference, Class Code: EL060820KR
    • 5
    Register

    Image Credit Pexels.com**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

    Whether you’re an educator, sales person, board member, artist, photographer or advocate, making presentations with slide deck software (Keynote, PowerPoint or Google Slides) has become part of your everyday toolkit. While this class will use Apple’s Keynote (ships standard and free on every Mac/iPad) as the demonstration vehicle, the concepts can be easily incorporated into Microsoft’s PowerPoint or Google Slides.

    Unfortunately, most presentations lack the impact to make sales, effectively communicate knowledge or change opinions. This workshop will give you the tools that take your presentations to the next level. Through a combination of examples, easy to learn techniques, specific software related tips, your slide decks and the associate narrative will be transformed from amateurish to professional, effective presentations.

    Topics:

    • Developing a talk’s purpose and take-aways
    • Complementing your narrative with slides (not duplicating)
    • "Show, don’t tell"
    • Basic considerations - wide vs narrow, dark vs. light, font sizes, graphics
    • How to simplify your slides
    • Effective use of animation
    • Integrating images / graphics from the internet (and making them look polished)
    • Slideware as a graphics editors
    • Tips and Tricks

    Details

    • Course consists of four 1 hour sessions on Mondays and Thursdays. Includes one "open lab" on Saturday, June 13 for Q&A and one-on-one help.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • An email will be sent to you 1 day before each session start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email. 
      If your computer does not have a microphone, you can ask questions via phone or by typing into a chat function. The sign-in will open 15 minutes before the class starts, so that you can test your connection if you wish.

    Instructor Bio: Ken Rothmuller

    Ken has worked in the computer field (both hardware and software) for over 40 years. He was employed at both large and small companies in Silicon Valley (HP, Oracle, Adobe, Motorola, National Semiconductor, Apple early days, Network Computer and Fotiva - co-founder). 

    While working, he taught after-hours courses at Stanford and University of Santa Clara. In addition, Ken was an adjunct professor at Cal Poly for six years. You can reach Ken at krothmuller@gmail.com if there are questions.


    Image (top right) Credit Pexels.com

    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom video Conferencing
    • 18
    Register

    A plant-based diet can reduce your chance of developing diabetes. And if you  already have the disease, it can result in better blood-sugar levels and fewer complications. Whichever group you're in, there may be no better time to consider this diet because diabetes is one of the chronic diseases that can make people more susceptible to viruses.

    In this class, the third in a series on smart cooking to boost your immune system, instructors Nancy Travis and health coach Cindy Thompson will share the latest science about the links between plant-based diets and diabetes. They will share some simple ideas for getting started and show you how to make four delicious dishes.


    The classes in this series use materials developed by Food for Life, an award-winning nutrition education and cooking program created by a team of physicians, nurses and dietitians for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The instructors have both been certified to teach Food for Life classes. 


    Details:

    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • An email will be sent to you 1 day before the class start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email. 
        You will be able to click on the link and participate from your smartphone, notebook or computer without needing to download a program. If your computer does not have a microphone, you can ask questions via phone or by typing into a chat function. The sign-in will open 15 minutes before the class starts, so that you can test your connection if you wish.
    • The class will include an educational video, a live cooking demonstration of several recipes, interactive discussions, handouts, recipes, lots of tips and tricks — all from the comfort of your home. 

    Please check out the other classes in this series. The two-hour sessions begin at 3 pm on Sunday afternoons, one week apart. You will need to register for each individual class session you would like to take.  If some sessions have already passed, you can still sign up for later ones.

      • Immune-Boosting Foods (May 31)
        Learn to make colorful, scrumptious meals rich in protective compounds and immune-boosting nutrients such as beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C and zinc. Click here to register.
      •  A Healthy Heart  (June 7)
        Research shows a plant-based diet doesn’t just prevent heart disease; it can also help manage and sometimes even reverse it. A plant-based diet improves risk factors including high cholesterol, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. Learn to prepare heart-healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Click here to register.
      • Foods for Weight Control (June 21) 
        If you need to lose weight, how can you do it without skipping meals or limiting your portions? In a word, it’s all about FIBER. Plant-foods have it; animal products do not. Fiber is what makes us feel full, keeps us regular, controls blood sugar levels and protects against certain cancers. Learn to comfortably fill up on whole foods and watch the pounds melt away. Click here to register.

      Instructor Bios:

      As a health educator and personal chef, Nancy Travis supports people on their journey towards health and wellness through cooking, teaching and promoting a whole-foods, plant-based diet. She cooks for families in their homes and teaches people how to prepare easy, delicious plant-based recipes in private, public and corporate settings. She brings more than 25 years of experience in cooking plant-based meals and is honored to be a licensed instructor with the Food for Life program. She has taught cooking at BARN for the past three years. She can be reached through her website, Sukhikitchen.com.

      Cindy Thompson wants you to be Trimazingthree times better than amazing! After improving her health and fitness through plant-based nutrition, losing 60 pounds and becoming an adult-onset athlete, she retired from her 20-year firefighting career to work with people and organizations to reach their health and wellness goals. She is a certified Health Coach, Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Firefighter Peer Fitness Trainer. She is a licensed instructor for Food for Life and a Rouxbe Plant-Based Professional, teaching people how to prepare delicious, satisfying, and health-promoting meals. Her website is Trimazing.com.




      • Monday, June 15, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom Room 1, Class Code: WR061520JG
      • 3
      Register

      **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.** 

      Writers tend to focus on character description, but does eye color really matter? Hair color and texture? Body type? Learn when appearance matters and when it doesn’t, and what qualities are much more important. We’ll also briefly touch on our own psyches and how we project ourselves onto our characters. That’s not a bad thing!

      Join Martha Kay Salinas in a fun, question-and-answer Zoom session (I ask the questions, you write down the answers) that will lead you into developing more rounded characters. It’s not exactly a brainstorming session. It’s more of a brain tickling exercise.

      Sample questions:

      What is the worst thing that’s ever happened to your character?
      What strength in your protagonist needs to be tested?
      What vulnerability needs to be exposed?

      Format: I’ll say a few words to frame the exercise and then we’ll get started. There might be time for a short discussion at the end.

      Materials: Come with a character in mind. Link into Zoom from your computer, and take notes in any format you desire. You will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting the day prior to the class. 

      Details

      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • This event is free but please register. An email will be sent to you 1 day before the start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email.

      Instructor bio:

      Martha Kay Salinas writes young adult fiction and spends way too much time writing for Facebook instead of working on her blog. In an earlier life she worked as a marriage and family therapist. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing in 2015, and she’s currently writing a young adult novel set in 1968.

      • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Saturday, June 20, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 3 sessions
      • Online class, Class Code: WO+ETA061620AE
      • 7
      Register

      Learn the basic features of VCarve Pro, a popular program used to make signs, engravings, intricate inlays and imported 3D shapes and models on computer-controlled routers. VCarve Pro is easier to learn than Fusion 360, the other 3D design program taught at BARN, and can be used for projects on both the large CNC router in the Woodworking Studio and the small CNC router in the ETA Lab.

      This class focuses on how to use the program to design a project. You will learn how to create a CNC job, design vectors using basic shapes and basic text, edit and transform vectors, import 3D clipart and models, create tool definitions, create and manage toolpaths, and save g-code for machining on a CNC router. You will not run the router, but this class does qualify you to take a later class where you will design a project in VCarve Pro and then cut it on one of the routers.This first class will also qualify you for future studio-specific classes using CNC routers.

      Please note:  To take this class, you must have use of a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of VCarve Pro 10 already downloaded to that computer. Download a free trial at www.vectric.com. The software requires a PC or a MAC that has Windows installed. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please email WoodClasses@bainbridgebarn.org to contact the instructor for help.

      Details:

      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • An email will be sent to you one day before each session with the Zoom link to join the class. Please watch for this email.
      • Open to beginners. Ages 14+ are welcome.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Instructor: Al Ebken is a retired ocean engineer with many years of computer and computer-aided design experience. (In the picture, he's using the Woodworking Studio's CNC router to make parts for face shields to protect against coronavirus infection. Using VCarve Pro, he also made the hummingbird inlay shown in the top picture.)

      • Thursday, June 18, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Thursday, August 27, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 6 sessions
      • Zoom Online Conferencing, Class Code: WR061820JG
      • 3
      Register

      **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

      Learn fresh ways to express and hear your writing voice in this workshop series. 

      Past participants have requested an online opportunity during this stay at home period. Whether you've participated before, are generating work for a project or not, or maybe want to write your pandemic memoir, Julie will offer a six week series for the first eight people who sign up.

      A safe environment is created to provide writers of all levels and genres an opportunity to generate new writing.

      Two prompts will be provided with opportunities to read and receive responses to fresh written material.  Responses can only begin with: what is strong, what I like and what stays with me. An additional prompt will be given to participants to write to in between sessions.

      Details

      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • An email will be sent to you 1 day before each session start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email.

      Instructor bio:

      Julie Gardner, an Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate, has led WritersGathering writing groups, workshops and retreats in Seattle for nearly a decade. A safe environment for writers of all levels and all genres is created. Past participants have said they learn more about their strengths, discover new ones, develop their repertoire of craft elements, take risks, generate writing, and have fun learning and generating writing with others.




      • Sunday, June 21, 2020
      • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom video Conferencing
      • 19
      Register
      If you need to lose weight, how can you do it without skipping meals or limiting your portions? In a word, it’s all about FIBER. Plant-foods have it; animal products do not. Fiber is what makes us feel full, keeps us regular, controls blood sugar levels and protects against certain cancers.  Learn to comfortably fill up on whole foods and watch the pounds melt away.

      With all of the scary headlines today, there may be no better time to consider switching to a diet that can help boost your immune system and lower your risk of chronic diseases that make people more susceptible to viruses.

      This last session in our series on smart cooking to boost your immune system,  instructors Nancy Travis and health coach Cindy Thompson will explain the science behind the role of low-fat, plant-based diets in weight control, and they’ll share recipes and techniques for creating delicious, healthful meals. 


      The classes in this series use materials developed by Food for Life, an award-winning nutrition education and cooking program created by a team of physicians, nurses and dietitians for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The instructors have both been certified to teach Food for Life classes. 


      Details:

      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

      • An email will be sent to you 1 day before the class start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email. 
      • You will be able to click on the link and participate from your smartphone, notebook or computer without needing to download a program. If your computer does not have a microphone, you can ask questions via phone or by typing into a chat function. The sign-in will open 15 minutes before the class starts, so that you can test your connection if you wish. 
      • The class will include an educational video, a live cooking demonstration of several recipes, interactive discussions, handouts, recipes, lots of tips and tricks — all from the comfort of your home. 

      Please check out the other classes in this series. The two-hour sessions begin at 3 pm on Sunday afternoons, one week apart. You will need to register for each individual class session you would like to take.  If some sessions have already passed, you can still sign up for later ones.
      • Immune-Boosting Foods (May 31)
        Learn to make colorful, scrumptious meals rich in protective compounds and immune-boosting nutrients such as beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C and zinc. Click here to register.
      •  A Healthy Heart  (June 7)
        Research shows a plant-based diet doesn’t just prevent heart disease; it can also help manage and sometimes even reverse it. A plant-based diet improves risk factors including high cholesterol, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. Learn to prepare heart-healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Click here to register.
      • Fighting Diabetes with Food  (June 14)
        People who eat plant-based meals are less likely to develop diabetes. Those who already have diabetes are likely to have better blood-sugar levels and fewer complications if they make the switch. Get the latest science behind low-fat, plant-based diets, consider some simple ideas for getting started, and learn to make four delicious dishes. Click here to register.

      Instructor Bios:

      As a health educator and personal chef, Nancy Travis supports people on their journey towards health and wellness through cooking, teaching and promoting a whole-foods, plant-based diet. She cooks for families in their homes and teaches people how to prepare easy, delicious plant-based recipes in private, public and corporate settings. She brings more than 25 years of experience in cooking plant-based meals and is honored to be a licensed instructor with the Food for Life program. She has taught cooking at BARN for the past three years. She can be reached through her website, Sukhikitchen.com.

      Cindy Thompson wants you to be Trimazingthree times better than amazing! After improving her health and fitness through plant-based nutrition, losing 60 pounds and becoming an adult-onset athlete, she retired from her 20-year firefighting career to work with people and organizations to reach their health and wellness goals. She is a certified Health Coach, Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Firefighter Peer Fitness Trainer. She is a licensed instructor for Food for Life and a Rouxbe Plant-Based Professional, teaching people how to prepare delicious, satisfying, and health-promoting meals. Her website is Trimazing.com.



      • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom Video Class, Class Code WR062320SW+
      • 84
      Register

      **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

      Join us for an engaging and inspiring conversation with best-selling authors Susan Wiggs and Lian Dolan.  With Lynn Brunelle as moderator you can look forward to a thoughtful Q and A about the joys and challenges of the writing life. You'll also get to hear about Susan and Lian's new books--just in time for summer reading. You won't want to miss this opportunity to spend some time with these talented authors.


      Details

      • This event will take place via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • An email will be sent to you 1 day before the event start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the event. Please watch for this email.


      Susan Wiggs has been featured in the national media, including NPR and USA Today, has given programs for the US Embassies in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and is a popular speaker locally, nationally, internationally, and on the high seas.

      From the very start, her writings have illuminated the everyday dramas of ordinary people. Her books celebrate the power of love, the timeless bonds of family and the fascinating nuances of human nature. Today, she is an international best-selling, award-winning author, with millions of copies of her books in print in numerous countries and languages. 

      Her novels have appeared in the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, and have captured readers’ hearts around the globe. Her newest novel, The Lost and Found Bookshop will be released in July.


      Lian Dolan is a writer and podcaster.  Besides her regular column for Pasadena Magazine, she’s the author of two LA Times best-selling novels, Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife. Her new novel, The Sweeney Sisters, was published by Harper Collins in April 2020. 

      She also hosts "Satellite Sisters", a long-running podcast. She graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California with a degree in Classics. She lives in Pasadena with her husband, two sons, and one big German shepherd. 


      Lynn Brunelle
       is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy with over 25 years’ experience writing for people of all ages, across all manner of media. Previously a classroom science, English, and art teacher for kids K-12, an editor, illustrator, and award-winning author of over 45 titles, Lynn has created, developed, and written projects for Chronicle, Workman, National Geographic, Scholastic, Random House, Penguin, A&E, Discovery Channel, Disney, ABC TV, NBC, NPR, the Annenburg Foundation, World Almanac, Cranium, and PBS.


      • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
      • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom Video Class, Class Code WR063020JW
      Register

      **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

      Learn and practice Earthy ways for engaging your writing process and feeding the content of your written work. Come to understand how the natural world and ecology can be used as tools, antidotes (especially for writer’s block), and inspiration for your writing and your life.

       Specifically, students will be:

      • given foundational information about the nature/creativity connection
      • guided through a sampling of free-writes and practices
      • guided through general ways to incorporate nature into their writing projects and creative process, coming to understand the role and benefit of such
      • given an opportunity to receive feedback about how to implement these practices specifically in relation to their own projects or creative impasses

       This class is appropriate for all authors and aspiring writers; the practices can be effective regardless of genre. Be sure to bring to class a few pens, a stack of paper (preferably unlined), as well as an open-heart and open mind. Together, the students and instructor will create a nurturing and nourishing creative environment so that everyone can flourish.

      Details

      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • An email will be sent to you 1 day before the class start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email.

      Instructor Bio:
      Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D. is a published author, spiritual ecologist, and the founder of TEALarbor stories. She compassionately supports people’s creative and healing processes by drawing from nature’s wisdom; her clients variously call her their mentor, healer, editor, guide. Jennifer is also a longtime hospice volunteer. Her books, articles, and blogs focus on the human/nature relationship: she has been researching and developing her practice around this “inner/outer landscape” philosophy for over twenty-five years. www.tealarborstories.com  

      • Tuesday, July 07, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members using the studio, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN. There is no charge for stopping by to check out the studio.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Thursday, July 09, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Stop by ETA Open Studio every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

      All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Saturday, July 11, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
      • ETA Studio Class Code: EL071120RG
      • 5
      Register

      Get introduced to 3D printing in this one and a half hour session. You'll get to see BARN's printers and gain an understanding of how they work and what they can make.

      You will see a computer file get readied for printing in a process called "slicing."

      You'll see the different printers we have and learn about filament, the material 3D printers use to make prints.  We'll start a print and you'll see the printer print.

      3D printing has many uses, ranging from practical to fun, such as replacement parts, mold-making, medical models used in surgery, prototypes and more.  

      Bring your curiosity and questions. You can continue to use the 3D printers at Open Studio where a studio monitor or other member can help you.

      Class size is limited to 6. 


      • Saturday, July 11, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR071120CM
      • 11
      Register

      In this one-session class, Clare will explain the narrative structure behind her true animal stories and what makes a strong character and compelling plot. She will also touch on research techniques to provide rich details and description to deepen character and setting.

       Clare Hodgson Meeker is the author of a dozen award-winning picture and chapter books for children, including the Smithsonian Notable Book Lootas Little Wave Eater: An Orphaned Sea Otter’s Story, the Junior Library Guild Selection Rhino Rescue!, and her new book Growing Up Gorilla: How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together.       






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      • Sunday, July 12, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

      All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Fiber Studio
      • 16
      Register

      Come join your fellow BARN artisans for a "Spin In" from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Tuesdays once a month in the Fiber Arts Studio.  

      Bring your spinning wheel, drop spindle or just come to hang out. Show and tell spinning projects welcome -- get inspired.  

      Your host will be Lori Lawson who is interested in all things fiber, especially spinning, weaving, knitting and dyeing.  

      The 2020 Dates for the 'Spin Ins": February 11, March 17, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8.


      Details:

      • Skill Level:  Universal
      • Ages 14+ Welcome.
      • The Spin Ins are free for BARN members. Non-members pay a $20 drop-in fee per session.
      • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator and a microwave located in the kitchenette on the lower level.



      • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members using the studio, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN. There is no charge for stopping by to check out the studio.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
      • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PDT)
      • Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI071420KM
      • 7
      Register

      July: Cherry Upside Down Cake

      Do you like to bake and learn with others? This is a perfect opportunity to get together each month and learn to make a seasonal dessert, and one savory galette. While this is not a formal class, Kate will have made the item and be ready with tips and tricks to assist everyone.


      DETAILS:

      • Each registrant is encouraged to bring one adult or youth to work with you at your workstation. The adult or youth you bring is free and will be at the same workstation with you. You will be sharing the baked good to take home. When you register please scroll down the screen and enter Yes or No for bringing a friend or youth.
      • Participants, please bring a container for bringing your baked goods home and an apron (apron is optional).
      • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.


      Instructor Bio:

      Kate McDill learned to bake at the Surrogate Hostess on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The training included both traditional French pastry and breads, and American comfort goodies. She has also been a caterer.  Kate is a founding member of BARN, and led the Kitchen Arts Studio in the early days; she has taught at classes at BARN. Baking is her craft, and she is happy to share her knowledge and pass on the art of creating tasty treats.

      • Thursday, July 16, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Stop by ETA Open Studio every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

      All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Saturday, July 18, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
      • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL071820NA
      • 4
      Register

      This 2-hour class is designed for makers getting started with the laser cutter in the Electronic and Technical Arts Studio. You will learn how to operate BARN's laser cutter safely as you make a small item.

      The class covers how to prep a design for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter as well as the set-up, settings and operation of the laser cutter.

      Optional: Bring a laptop with Inkscape installed. It is the free design software we use with the laser cutter. Click here to go to Inkscape.org where you can download it. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. This is not strictly necessary, but will help you get the most out of this class.

      Successful completion of this workshop is the first step toward becoming qualified for independent operation of the laser cutter. It also prepares you for more advanced laser cutting classes. 

      Class size is limited to 4.

      Contact Annette Walker: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Saturday, July 18, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Saturday, August 01, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO071820TB
      • 1

      Learn how to use hand tools skillfully in this three-week component of BARN's Beginning Woodworking series.

      You will build a two-compartment tote, handy for storing or carrying silverware, garden tools or other items. The project was specifically designed to give you experience with the most common hand tools. You will learn to use:

      • measuring and marking tools
      • crosscut and rip cut hand saws
      • hand planes
      • chisels
      • hand drill (bit and brace)
      • coping saw

      Details:

      • Beginners are welcome.
      • Depending on your pace, you may need to work on your tote during Open Studio time in order to complete it by the end of the class. To participate in these sessions, you must first take our free, one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class. See dates on the calendar. (Use of the shop during these times is always free for members. Non-members can also participate at no charge for the duration of this class.)
      • If you want to take our full Beginning Woodworking series, you can take this class or Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools in either order. Both classes are recommendedd for students who want to take Beginning Woodworking: Design & Build a Table.
      • This class includes a half-hour lunch break. Please bring a sack lunch  because there won't be enough time to go out. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchenette on the lower level.

      Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Instructor: Todd Butler grew up in a woodworking family and studied hand tool use at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. He is a furniture-maker through his part-time business, The Butler Did It. He uses hand tools regularly, although there he was in the October 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking, learning to use a CNC router with guidance from Tim Celeski, the designer of BARN's woodworking benches. Mark Bixby will assist.
      • Sunday, July 19, 2020
      • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (PDT)
      • Electronic & Technical Arts
      Register

      The Ham SIG (Special Interest Group) is open to newly licensed amateur radio operators (and OT/old timers alike),  those who are interested in becoming hams and the radio curious.

      Each month there will be a different radio-related topic.  A presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.

      Topic TBD. Stay tuned.


      Cost: Free to members and non-members

      Organized by BARC (Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club)


      • Sunday, July 19, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

      All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Monday, July 20, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Friday, July 24, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 3 sessions
      • Zoom Room 1 Online Class, Class Code EL072020MK
      • 12
      Register

      Join old and new friends on Zoom for some coding this summer and create some computer games together!  

      In this three-session online class you'll get coaching from the instructor and also have a chance to learn from your peers. 

      We’ll be using a program called Scratch. This class is open to those unfamiliar with coding in Scratch, or those who are familiar with Scratch but want to join in the fun of crafting some games with others.

      These are the games we'll be creating:

      Clone Wars - Save the Earth from space monsters! You will learn how to make sprites move using keyboard input, how to clone sprites to make copies of them, and how to use ‘broadcast’ and ‘receive blocks’ to send messages.

      CATS – In this game, you will guide cats to safety and keep them from falling into holes. You will learn how to use a forever loop to constantly generate moving cats, and how to use a repeat until loop to ensure cats follow a line.

      Dodgeball - In this game, you have to dodge balls to get to the next level! You will learn how to use the keyboard to control a sprite, how to use the if, then, else Scratch block, and how to clone a sprite.

      Here is what you will need to have for the class:  

      1.) A dependable internet connection.    

      2.) A computer or tablet able to run Scratch in one of the following browsers:   

      Desktop Compatible Browsers 
      • Chrome 
      • Microsoft Edge 
      • Firefox 
      • Safari
      • Internet Explorer is NOT supported.
      Tablet
      • Mobile Chrome
      • Mobile Safari

      Note: The onlne version of Scratch is preferred, but you may also use an offline version which is accessible here - requirements are Windows10+, Android 6/0+, macOS 10.13+, and ChromeOS.  FAQ about Scratch are found here

      Opening a free Scratch account is optional but recommended since it allows you to save and revisit projects. You may set this up ahead of time on the Scratch website using the 'Join Scratch' link at the top of the page at scratch.mit.edu


      Details:

      • This class is for youth 10-14 years old.
      • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours).
      • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, July 19th.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
      • A link will be sent 1 day prior to each session to join the Zoom online meeting. Please watch for this email.
      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org

      Instructor Bio:

      Merrill Keating is a high school sophomore who has been coding and involved in the national Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum since kindergarten. Merrill is in leadership and on the mechanics sub-team for her school’s FIRST Robotics team, was on the mechanics and drive team for her Girls Generation Robotics team, is a youth mentor who has taught adults and kids to code at a nearby university for 5 years, and is in the National Honor Society.

      She is also the founder and president of 5 chapters of a global United Nations leadership and advocacy movement for middle and high school girls where STEM for Social Good is a primary initiative.

      Merrill attended Girl Up's global Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. last July and was invited to be a speaker who led an INSPIRE session about the importance of learning code and the CoderDojo movement. At the ages of 11 and 12, she published three books, which are being sold around the world on Amazon and other major online and retail bookstores.

      She was the founder and Lead Organizer for TEDxYouth@BainbridgeIsland, an inaugural event that showcased youth leaders in action in February 2020. Merrill is also a member of BARN's Teen Advisory Council. A recent State Affiliate winner for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Award, she will attend the University of Washington this fall to study mechanical engineering and artificial intelligence (AI).


      • Tuesday, July 21, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members using the studio, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN. There is no charge for stopping by to check out the studio.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Thursday, July 23, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Stop by ETA Open Studio every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

      All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Sunday, July 26, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

      All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Friday, July 31, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI072120CP
      • 8
      Register

      There is a growing global consensus that moving in the direction of vegan diet is a positive step an individual can make to help combat climate change. 

      Join us for a week of exploring vegan recipes that are delicious, fun to make, and great to share with your family. This class is perfect if you are vegan, vegetarian or just curious how to make tasty food without dairy, eggs or meat. 

      • We will make some vegan cheese and cheese sauce recipes along with creating a dish to use with our fresh cheese.
      • You will learn how to make all the components for veggie sushi and spring rolls and assemble your own rolls.
      • Everyone will create their own signature veggie burger customized for their taste preferences.
      • At the end of the week we will conclude with a “day of desserts” which will include making a healthy vegan “candy” bar.

      During class, as time allows, we will have discussions on a variety of vegan topics. Registered participants will get a list of optional viewing and reading for those curious as to the “why” behind a vegan diet for climate change. 


      Details:

      • This class is for youth 12-18 years old.
      • To register your youth, please put into the First Name field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours).
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
      • A materials fee of $25 is included in the price of class.
      • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class.


      Instructor Bio: 

      Nancy Travis has studied and cooked whole food plant-based for over 25 years. She co-owned a vegetarian fast food restaurant chain in the 90's and recently had a grab-and-go cafe on Bainbridge Island. Currently her business Sukhi Kitchen provides vegetarian and vegan personal chef services and kitchen coaching to Bainbridge Island families. Nancy has been teaching plant based classes at BARN for the past 3 years.



      • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members using the studio, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN. There is no charge for stopping by to check out the studio.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Wednesday, July 29, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio
      • 10
      Register

      The Inkscape SIG (Special Interest Group) is focused on users of Inkscape for laser cutting and engraving. It is open to anyone interested in kibitzing with other inkscape enthusiasts. Each month may have a specific topic or just a discussion of current interest.

      Bring your questions each month and your expertise in Inkscape. This will be a great way to broaden your skills and the skills of the community.

      Details:

      • This event is free and open to the public. No need to register. Just drop on by!
      • Meeting is held the last Wednesday of the month.



      • Wednesday, July 29, 2020
      • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, KI072920
      • 8
      Register

      Pexels.comThis hands-on introduction to BARN's Kitchen allows participants time to work through a recipe, be trained on various pieces of equipment (ovens, induction burners, Kitchen Aide mixers, and/or food processors), as well as, orient themselves to BARN's Kitchen. BARN's Kitchen is permitted by the Kitsap Health Department. This requires food novices to become familiar with appropriate methods of food preparation for public consumption, storing food and kitchen cleanliness. These standards will be reviewed and practiced as a part of the orientation production.  

      Details:

      • What we make each month for the hands-on portion will vary each month.
      • There is a materials fee of $5 for the ingredients included in the class price.
      • Please bring a leak proof container to take home your sweet treats.
      • To comply with WA State Health Department guidelines, please wear closed-toe shoes to class and keep your hair up.
      • This class will become a prerequisite for Open Studio Participation.


      Picture courtesy of pexels.com

      • Thursday, July 30, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Stop by ETA Open Studio every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

      All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Saturday, August 01, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
      • ETA Studio Class Code EL080120RG
      • 25
      Register

      Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is. 

      You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.

      Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA  and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.

      This event is free but please register so we know how many to expect.


      Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


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      • Saturday, August 01, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR080120SW
      • 11
      Register

      With the explosive growth of streaming video, the demand and opportunities for content has never been higher. This workshop will cover the basic information you need to get started:

               Movies vs Pilots (opportunities and advantages)

               Different types of pilots

               Software and formatting

               Basic structure of a TV pilot

               Critical do’s and don’ts

               Log lines / One sheets / Pitches

               Next steps (after you write “FADE OUT”)

      Instructor Bio: Stephen Wallenfels earned a BA in Physical Education and International Relations from USIU San Diego.  His writing career started as a freelance journalist in the health and fitness industry. After a decade of writing non-fiction, he published some short stories then switched to novels. His YA science fiction debut, POD (Penguin-Ace), was published in eight languages and has been adapted into a screenplay.  Then, keeping with the survival theme but switching to realistic fiction, Stephen published two YA survival thrillers with Disney-Hyperion:  Bad Call, set in Yosemite National Park, and Deadfall, set in the mountains of southeastern Oregon. He is currently adapting his novel, Deadfall, into a screenplay.



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      • Sunday, August 02, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO080220MJ
      • 6
      Register
      Does your child want to learn how to play with wood? Does your child like to make cool stuff but you don’t have woodworking experience and/or tools?  Parent & Child Guided Open Shop Time is for both of you.

      No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.

      Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens.  We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.

      Details:

      • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and close-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No jewelry other than "button-type" earrings for women is allowed, so no rings, bracelets, necklaces. Long hair must be tied back.
      • Your child must be 8 or older.

      Instructor: Matt Jabloner, a member of the BARN woodworkers’ steering committee, is a professional engineer by trade. He has been a woodworker from before he can remember. He likes to incorporate end grain and rivets as design elements in his work. He has an unhealthy affection for vintage (but functional) hand tools.


      • Sunday, August 02, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present to assist. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where in-depth instruction will be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN.

      All are welcome to drop by during this Open studio if you would like to observe.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Monday, August 03, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Thursday, August 06, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 4 sessions
      • Glass Studio, Class Code GL080320JW
      • 8
      Register

      Amaze your friends with your command of GLASS!!  Learn about the magic of stained glass using the copper foil technique to create pieces that sparkle in the sun.   You will assemble a 5-piece heart as well as another project you choose from several available patterns. Your choice of colored and textured glass will make for a very personal project.

      Prior to tackling your project, you will learn to hand cut clear glass in straight lines, copper tape and then solder the shapes together into a 10-square design.

      By Day 2 you will be cutting curves and using a glass grinder to finish the shapes of your heart project for a better fit.

      By the end of the 4th class you will have a good understanding of the copper foil technique for stained glass; how to cut glass in straight and curved lines with carbide glass cutters, how to use a diamond glass grinder, copper foil techniques to assemble glass pieces, tacking and soldering the fit pieces into a beautiful piece.  You will also learn patina techniques to provide contrast and set off the colors of the glass.  A border will be added to your last piece to further enhance the look and provide strength for hanging.

      Students that may have had previous glass cutting and stained-glass experience may choose a more complicated pattern with the instructor’s approval.  The instructor’s focus is on your completion of a nice-looking project rather than the complexity of a project. 

      The material fee covers all materials and equipment required for your project.  BARN ensures safe practices and a safe environment for the students; special considerations should be discussed beforehand.

      While working with soldering irons at high temperature, we request you wear cotton or other natural fiber clothing. 

      Details:

      • This class is for youth 10-14 years old.
      • To register your youth, please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours).
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click hereto apply. 
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
      • A materials fee of $35 is included in the price of class.


      Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.


      Instructor:  Jim Washington comes to BARN with 35 years in vocational education settings. He has taught classes in cold, warm and hot glass, glass batching, ceramics, manufacturing, woodshop, and composites. His first love was the glass arts program in Central Kitsap which he built and ran for 12 years.      

      • Monday, August 03, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Thursday, August 06, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO080320JH+DG
      • 8
      Register

      Learn to use woodworking tools safely, efficiently and with precision while you build one or more projects of your own design. Possibilities range from cell phone amplifiers and garden totes to desk or shoe organizers and jewelry holders. Or you might want to make a toy that you can give to a child. If you don't have an idea for a project you want to build, don't worry: We'll provide examples to get your creative juices going.

      This class will focus on hand tools, which take more craftsmanship to master than power tools. You will learn how to "read" a board to choose the best places to cut specific parts, how to use measuring and marking tools, how to choose and use the appropriate saw to cut out parts, how to smooth the parts with hand planes, how to assemble pieces, and more. 

      Details:

      • This class is for youth 12-14 years old.
      • To register your youth, please put in the NAME field your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours).
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
      • Tuition assistance is available.  Click here to apply. 
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
      • Wear close-toe shoes, avoid loose clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

      Instructors: Jeanne Huber and David Grant, both longtime members of the Woodworking Studio at BARN, will team-teach this class.

      • Monday, August 03, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Thursday, August 06, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 4 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI080320FF
      • 8
      Register

      Discover the joy of knitting! Or take your skills up a notch!

      Over 4 afternoons we’ll make 2 simple projects with beautiful washable, multi-colored yarn. You’ll build strong basic skills or add more skills so you can easily make lots of projects on your own. And you’ll take home your needles and yarn so you can create something new when class is over!

      For beginners:

      Day 1: Basic cast-on and knit stitch. Start Headband project.

      Day 2: Cast off. Purl stitch. Sewing edges together. Finish Headband project.

      Day 3: Ribbing, decreases. Start Hat project.

      Day 4: Finish Hat project. Time allowing: Learn to make a tassel!

      For knitters with experience:

      Day 1: Learn a new cast-on. Start Pencil Case project.

      Day 2: Practice sewing edges together. Make a tassel. Finish Pencil Case project.

      Day 3: Learn seed stitch. Start Dishcloth project..

      Day 4: Learn moss stitch. Finish Dishcloth project. Time allowing: Add a cable!

      For all skill levels: When this class is over, we’ll kick off  a Youth Knitting Circle for graduates of this class and other young knitters! Stay tuned for more information!



      Details:

      • This class is for youth 8-12 years old.
      • To register your youth, please put in the "First Name" field, your first name then in parenthesis put the youth's first and last name (if different than yours). 
      • Please complete and return this minor permission form if BARN does not already have one on file for your child from a past class.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify families of this decision one week prior to the start of the class.  A full refund will be given. 
      • If you have any questions, please email BARN Program Manager at JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
      • A materials fee of $15 is included in the price of class.


      Instructor Bio:

      Fran Fuller has been knitting since she was in second grade. She says, “Once you get the hang of it, knitting is pretty easy and full of possibilities! There are thousands of patterns available for you to make your own scarves, hats, sweaters, gloves, socks, and almost anything you can think of.

      • Tuesday, August 04, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

      Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

      A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

      No registration needed. Free for members. Open to non-members. For non-members using the studio, there is a $20 drop-in fee payable to the studio monitor by cash or check made out to BARN. There is no charge for stopping by to check out the studio.

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Wednesday, August 05, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Fiber Arts Studio

      Come join us in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio and Churchmouse for a sponsored charity knitting circle. Just bring your knitting needles. Everyone welcome!


      Free to Members and Non-Members. Registration is not required.

      Held every month on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.



      • Thursday, August 06, 2020