BARN All Classes and Events

    • Monday, March 23, 2020
    • 7:00 AM
    • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • 11:30 PM

    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 through the end of April.

    However, the real story is how our volunteers are stepping up with creativity and care to make a difference in our community. BARN is working with Bainbridge Prepares and COBI's Emergency Operations Center to organize volunteers who are making face masks for health care providers. Several studios have donated N95 masks and nitrile gloves that they had in stock. We are keeping our commercial kitchen available for organizations like Arms Around Bainbridge to continue to provide healthful meals to families in need. This past weekend, the Woodworking Studio designed and built outdoor food cabinets for Helpline House, so they can continue to provide food to those who need it.

    In addition, we are making connections through Internet channels. BARN staff and volunteers are developing ideas for online learning and sharing. Certificate of Craft students and faculty are learning through technology: doing design work and home jewelry projects.

    If you want to learn more about how you can contribute to the COVID-19 response, please contact https://www.bainbridgewa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=638  

    Listen to the latest BCB/BARN media arts podcast with Loren Bast of Bainbridge Prepares:https://www.bestofbcb.org/were-all-in-this-together/

    Thank you for your understanding and support. I continue to welcome your questions, ideas, or concerns. Please contact me at  denised@bainbridgebarn.org.

    May we all remain healthy and be happily reconnecting in person, soon,

    Denise M. Dumouchel, PhD
    Executive Director


    • Saturday, May 02, 2020
    • Sunday, May 03, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI020520SB+
    • 8

    Time travel through fabric, craft, and art. It is through the passage of time that the necessary and utilitarian practice of Boro has become art.

    Take your creative expression to new heights in this 2-day BARN exclusive. Join internationally renown instructors Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby and explore the exciting Japanese textile art of Boro! 

    You will use the fabric piecing principles of Boro, a traditional Japanese mending and quilting technique, and associated Sashiko hand-sewing skills to elevate a stack of everyday scraps into rich one-of-a-kind textiles that will beautifully adorn your home and wardrobe.


    “BORO is patched clothing with a lot of small cloths here and there, but nothing fancy like today’s quilted or patched works. It was made purely for the practical purposes for retaining warmth in the snowy areas and for making it last as long as possible where it was hard to obtain any sorts of cloth. When we review its practicality and design from today’s point of view, we are able to realize its incredible sophistication.”  

    -Amuse Museum



    Beginners encouraged – No experience necessary! 

    Recycling, repairing, and reworking textiles using Boro and sashiko is perfect for the maker who is ready to try something new and exciting. Even if you have never done any hand sewing and never fused two pieces of fabric together with a needle and thread, this is the class for you! If youve wanted to try quilting but were intimidated by stodgy traditional techniques, youre going to love this class. 

    Well use Boro techniques to create a whole new panel of unique fabric from seemingly unusable remnants and odd pieces. By the end of the weekend, you will have a stunning new fabric that you can use by itself to enhance a favorite garment, accessory, or home décor item. Or use your new textile creation as the basis for a larger project like a quilt top, tote, or throw.

    Want to make your reworked fabric even more special? Bring an old shirt, pair of jeans, old ties, or favorite fabric remnants and we will use those items or scraps to work into your design! Any fabric will do. Woven fabrics, pieces of lace, crocheted or knitted motifs… bring it on!

    Have a garment that could use a little dressing up? Or a grocery tote that is just plain bland? Bring your favorite jeans that have worn through, a jacket that still fits but you re bored with… and we ll show you how to use your newly created fabrics and stunning stitching skills to take them from drab to FAB!

    Join us and reignite your creativity – one stitch at a time.

    Day 1: Welcome to the Rabbit Hole

    We will explore a little of the history of Boro as a patching technique; why and how it helped springboard visible mending into the modern craze we see today. Well also discuss the nature of sashiko stitching and its variations.

    It all starts by learning the  rules ’ of how to lay out our Boro patches so they work together in harmonious imperfection. We call this  purposeful abstraction.  Sounds Fancy, right?

    We will then really get our hands involved with learning how to stitch Hitomizashi and Moyouzashi sashiko. You ll master Unshin - handling the needle and thread. Through the exercise of putting needle to fabric using the unique palm thimble and rocker motion of sashiko that we will make you proficient at this awe-inspiring stitching skill. 

    Finally, we begin the process of piecing together a tote bag using Boro patches and Sashiko stitching and begin to create new one-of-a-kind fabric. 

    Day 2: The Fruit of our Labors

    We will continue to embellish our new textiles with a selection of hand-embroidered Sashiko patterns. By the end of the day you will take home a tote bag made from stunning new fabric, or a panel of Boro fabric that can be used to enhance a garment, act as an accessory or home décor item, or use as the basis for a larger project like a quilt or throw.

    Students should bring:

    • Fabric scissors
    • Pencil and pen
    • Washable fabric pen/pencil
    • Ruler
    • Gently (or not so gently!) used garment for patching, embellishing, and altering
    • Any special scrap fabric to use and share in class

    Details:

    • Please note for this class, cancellation requests received 14 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
    • Materials Fee: There is a materials fee of $10 included in the price of class. Materials provided by the instructors:
      • Fabric
      • Sashiko Thimble
      • Sashiko Needles
      • Aurifil 12wt Thread
      • Pins
      • Transfer paper
      • Tote body and handles for class project
      • Extensive handout including Sashiko pattern templates 
    • Skill Level:  Universal -- all skill levels welcome.  
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator and a microwave for your use.

    Instructors Bio: 
    Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz, the inspired creators of Shibaguyz Designz studio.

    The Shibaguyz’ award winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of dozens of domestic and international publications. Together, the Shibaguyz team currently has over 300 published patterns and 11 books credited to their name since their first design was featured on a magazine cover in 2010.
     
    Their fashion and portrait photography work can be seen in four of their books. They are sought-after freelance book-packaging designers having created books for major publishing companies like Sterling Publishing, Leisure Arts, and Creative Publishing.

    The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 30+ years. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues like STITCHES Events, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and DFW Fiber Fest. They also have a wide range of online classes available from Blueprint and Interweave.

    Shannon and Jason are proud ambassadors for Aurifil, Clover, BERNINA, Soak Wash, and the Daylight Company. They are working on a new book with C&T Publishing. Look for it in December 2020.

    SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

    Facebook.com/Shibaguyz

    Instagram.com/Shibaguyz

    Twitter.com/shibaguyz


    • Saturday, May 02, 2020
    • Wednesday, May 06, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR050220KL
    • 13
    Register

    NEW: This class will take place with Zoom video-conferencing.  

    Writing for middle grade readers is an incredibly rewarding experience – magic is made when such earnest readers engage with an author’s work. With New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient, Kirby Larson, workshop participants will spend the day exploring the key elements of successful middle grade fiction, through conversation, examples from published work and in-class writing exercises. Come prepared to channel your inner 11-year-old! Substantial doses of humor and chocolate included. 

     Kirby Larson is the acclaimed author of the 2007 Newbery Honor Book, Hattie Big Sky, and its sequel, Hattie Ever After. In addition to the Dogs of WWII series-- which includes Duke, Dash (Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Prize), Liberty, and Code Word Courage-- she has written The Friendship Doll, The Fences Between Us and Audacity Jones to the Rescue and Audacity Jones Steals the Show (an Edgar award nominee).

    With good friend Mary Nethery, Kirby has written the award-winning Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival (illustrated by Jean Cassels) and the New York Times bestseller, Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle.



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    • Sunday, May 03, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI00320NT
    • 6
    Register

    Canceled on 4/7. No registrants for this class but instructor notified.~tt



    Join Plant-based chef, Nancy Travis, as she shares recipes and shows you how to make creative sushi rolls, rice paper spring rolls and collard wraps with healthful ingredients that you can then make them in your own kitchen.  

    Nancy will show you how to prepare ingredients and how to wrap and roll like a pro. Then, during class, you will create a collard wrap with a chickpea salad, a sushi roll with seasonal veggies, and a rice paper salad roll with an easy peanut dipping sauce. Nancy will share her best tips for rolling tight and even rolls so you can create them at home time and time again.  Your family will enjoy your new skills! All items made in class will be vegan and made with gluten free, organic ingredients.


    Details:

    • Please bring your own containers and even your favorite apron so you can take home your creations at the end. 
    • A $18 materials fee is included in the price of class.
    • Class is limited to 6 and is hands on with lots of time to practice so you can expect to wrap and roll like a pro!
    • Vegan and Gluten free.
    • 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 1990s 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 three years.
    • Tuesday, May 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 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, May 05, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD050520KR
    • 8
    Register

     With some camera basics, simple techniques and rules, you can take control back and make images that truly match your original creative vision. Most cameras have a Program (P) Mode which handles exposure and all you have to do is press the shutter release. While P-Mode is handy, you are turning creative control over to your camera.

    It makes no difference whether you are using a SmartPhone, Point & Shoot or DSLR, each of these has additional modes, such as Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual Modes which will give you more creative options. 

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Light values for night, overcast and bright daylight
    • Aperture (f/stops), Shutter Speed and ISO - the exposure triangle
    • Depth of Field, hyperlocal length, how it varies with focus distance and lens focal length (e.g. zoom)
    • Aperture vs. Shutter Priority and Manual Modes

    After the basics are covered, we will explore a variety of shooting / scene scenarios and apply the exposure knowledge we have gained. These will help make the concepts second nature as you go out into the world and shoot.

    You can bring in your camera to learn where these creative controls have been hidden away and uncover a host of new shooting possibilities!


    Instructor Bio: Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.

    Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.

    He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: krothmuller@gmail.com





    • Wednesday, May 06, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 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.



    • Wednesday, May 06, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • BARN Print & Book Arts Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Wondering what Letterpress is?  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced letterpress printer, drop in any time between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM during this monitored studio session to become acquainted with BARN’s Letterpress  Studio — its equipment, tools and resources. Join us for one or more sessions to get your questions answered and talk letterpress. Please see our calendar for other dates and times.

    Details:

    • Free event - all levels of learners are welcome
    • No prerequisites required
    • Please register so we know how many to expect


    Letterpress Monitor Bio's:

    Hidde Van Duym is a Founding Member of BARN and is a member of the Book-Arts/Letterpress Steering Committee.  He is a book-arts artist whose work has been shown at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Roby King Gallery, Craft in America, and the Artist's Books Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. He regards the letterpress as an opportunity to expand his book-arts horizons.

    Peggy Graving is a member of the steering committees at the BARN for the Book Arts/Letterpress Studio and the Printmaking Studio.  Her letterpress knowledge and skills have been developed in multiple BARN courses taught by Ellie Mathews and Carl Youngmann of The North Press in Port Townsend.

    • Thursday, May 07, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: MD050720KM
    • 10
    Register

    How many times have asked yourself: “Where is that photo of..?” Is it on my iPhone, iPad, Mac, in the iCloud or everywhere (or nowhere!). Our photo tools are both seductively simple and also hampered by undue complexity / mystery.

    This class will give you a variety of methods to organize your photo library, making and finding images a snap! In addition, you will learn how to get the most from you smartphone camera and options for “publishing” a set of photos for sharing with your friends and family via a book, slideshow and video movie.

    Images you capture with your iPhone can migrate to your iCloud and Mac with the proper setup. A phone is NOT a great place for long term storage for your photos and the size of each image adds up to fill your available storage space. Backup is critical so that you will never lose your prized images.

    Winter is here. Armed with a new understanding of your photo library, you can make your photo collection a joy to share, instead of another challenge to deal with.


    Instructor Bio:

    Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.

    Adobe purchased Ken’s digital asset management company (Fotiva / PhotoTablet) back in 2001. While working at Adobe as a senior computer scientist, he help shepherd and promote the initial, internal Lightroom development efforts as an important alternative to Photoshop for Photographers (and mere mortals).

    Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.

    He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: krothmuller@gmail.com


    • Thursday, May 07, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 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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    • Friday, May 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    High school students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights. The dates for 2019-2020 are: October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 13, April 17, and May 8. Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends.

    No pre-registration is required, although all students will need to sign in upon arrival and out upon departure.


    Questions: contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 x221 or email: JessH@bainbridgebarn.org

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island.  


    • Saturday, May 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • ETA Studio Class Code: EL050920RG
    • 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, May 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR050920AF
    • 9
    Register
    In this second marketing workshop, A.C. Fuller will cover all the advanced marketing techniques you need to launch your indie publishing career, expanding on strategies covered in Part I, including mailing lists, promotional websites, ads, and more. We will also workshop the marketing plans, book covers, and websites of brave volunteers from Part I of the course who wish to fine tune their marketing. Please sign up for this course only if you’ve signed up for or have taken Marketing for Indie Writers Part I.

    Instructor Bio: Once a journalist in New York, A.C. Fuller now writes stories at the intersection of media, politics, and technology. He’s the author of eight novels in two series: The Alex Vane Media Thrillers and Ameritocracy. Before he began writing full time, he was an adjunct professor of journalism at NYU and an English teacher at Northwest Indian College. He lives with his wife, two children, and two dogs near Seattle.

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    • Saturday, May 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI050920CC
    • 7
    Register

    Learn to make show stopping chocolate toppers for your next cake, cupcake or centerpiece. Self taught cake expert, Christine Chapman will share her secrets to modeling chocolate flowers; just in time for Spring. This hands on class promises decorating techniques that you can use time and time again.

    Please bring:

    • an apron
    • an egg carton
    • a container at least 6” x 6” to carry your flowers home in a single layer.


    Details:

    • This is an all-levels class.
    • There is a $20 materials fee included in the price of the class.
    • Students should wear closed-toe shoes, hair needs to be pulled back out of your face, and clothing must be comfortable and safe to cook in.


    Instructor Bio:

    Christine Chapman has 20 years of cake decorating experience. She is the owner of Crumbs Cakery, a custom cake studio on Bainbridge Island. Christine is a self taught cake artist and opened her shop 6 years ago on the island. Her work is known for its realistic art projects (dragons, robots, superheroes, etc ) and has been featured in numerous magazines. Check out her Instagram account, crumbs.cakery to see her latest work or visit her website here!


    *Photo from crumbs-cakery.com

    • Saturday, May 09, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Great Room, Kitchen, AND Small-classroom, Class Code KI050920BR
    • 3
    Register

    Pic of Garlic-Photo-Credit-Bob RossThis is a 21+ only event

    This is a 'hands on' class where 4 classic French Bistro dishes are prepared together, cooked together and eaten together at the chef’s table as a finale to the evening with simple wine parings and a discussion of the food prepared. Each recipe will be discussed by the instructor, with participants preparing and helping to cook all the dishes. Basic kitchen knowledge is suggested and come ready to learn some of the colorful stories of the bistro approach to all things good, tasty and slightly exotic.

    Patricia Wells' popular cooking book Bistro Cooking will be our guide and each participant will receive a copy to take home and further explore.

    The evening menu will include:

    • Soupe Aux Deux CélerisBistro Cooking by Patricia Wells
      Double Celery Soup

    • Salade Lyonnaise La Meuniére
      Salad of Escarole, Potatoes, Herring and Eggs

    • Lapin/Poulet À La Moutarde
      Rabbit (or Chicken) in Mustard Sauce

    • Clafoutis Aux Poires
      Pear Clafoutis 

    The instructor will also prepare a simple surprise and tasty side dish that will be discussed and enjoyed along with the other recipes at the chef’s table.

    Please bring:

    • A take home container that holds around 2 -3 quarts of food. 
    • An apron (optional


    Details:

    • This is a 21+ only event
    • Please bring an apron
    • Please bring a take home container that hold around 2 -3 quarts of food. 
    • To comply with WA State health department guidelines in our teaching kitchen, attendees should wear closed toed shoes, hair needs to be pulled back out of the face, and clothing must be comfortable and safe to cook in. 
    • A $35 materials fee is included in the price of class

    Instructor Bio:

    Robert Ross is a landscape architect, garden designer and committed home cook who has traveled to and worked in many places, absorbing local cultures, history, and terroir. 

    A Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, he spent a few years in North Africa working on a project that afforded opportunities to travel and explore Europe, eventually leading to a passionate connection with France and Italy, the people, food and gardens. He shares a unique perspective that blends simple and accessible European cooking, renaissance gardens, and ornamental and culinary terracotta.


    Photo credit: Bob Ross

    • Sunday, May 10, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 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, May 12, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio
    • 15
    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, May 12, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 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, May 12, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code KI051220KM
    • 8
    Register

    May: Rhubarb 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.

    • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL051620NA
    • 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, May 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR041820JL
    • 12
    Register

    Writing by chasing publishing trends is a fool’s errand. Narratives about apocalyptic survival and vampires can be hot one day and over by the time you finish writing your book. In this class we will discuss the types of universal stories readers and publishers truly want, and how your unique voice and life experience can inform a story that speaks to readers today, and still holds universal themes and timeless truth. 

    Jennifer Longo is a novelist with Random House Books. Her first two YA novels, Six Feet Over it and Up To This Pointe were both finalists for the Washington State Book Award. Her third novel, What I Carry, received a starred review from Kirkus and publishes January 21, 2020. Jen holds a B.A. in Acting from San Francisco State University and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Humboldt State University, and lives in the PNW with her husband and daughter. Join Jen for updated book tour dates, blog posts, and other antics at www.jenlongo.com

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    • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO051620XX
    • 6
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw

    Details:

    • Wear closed-toe shoes. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: TBD

    • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR061620JB
    • 9
    Register

    In this class the print maker will be able to create monoprints (1 of a kind prints) using the technique of layering hand cut paper stencils. The student will create their own stencils and print the shapes on a plexiglass plate with etching inks using the Takach press. These abstract layered prints will have depth and reveal surprises.

    Details:

    • This is an all levels class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • A materials fee of $15 is included in the price of class. Materials fee is for stencils, ink, and student grade printing paper.
    • Professional grade paper is available for purchase in the studio. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN.
    • Some printmaking helpful, but not required, i.e. ink mixing and cleanup, familiarity with the press.


    Instructor Bio:

    Martha Makosky has been a printmaker for 15 years. She finds the most fun in learning new techniques and combining them in different ways, collecting and layering materials in response to the emerging image. See more of Martha’s work at www.marthamakosky.com


    • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE051620PF
    • 7
    Register

    Learn to create beautiful wirework jewelry and improve your soldering skills! Filigree jewelry is made all over the world, from Thailand to Norway to Mexico and everywhere in between. In this class, you will learn how to make these graceful and intricate pieces yourself. We will explore how to construct wire frames to create forms that are lightweight but strong. We'll then work with different soldering methods, including chip solder, paste solder, and dry powdered solder. You will leave with a pair of filigree earrings, a pendant, or both. This is an intermediate-level course; some experience with soldering is required. 


    Details:

    • This is an intermediate level class. 
    • $20 materials fee is in included in the class tuition.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    Students please bring if you have:
    • Magnification, wax pen, carving tools, wax files, wax burs, apron, pantyhose and if you have any examples of things you have carved in the past, we’d love to see them.  
    • You don’t need to buy any tools, but If, and only if you want to purchase tools for the class, this is what is recommended:  Wolf carving tools and a selection of round and cylinder burs, magnification, simple wolf trimmer table and Wolf Wax High-Speed Steel Cylinder Wax Bur 

    Instructor: Peggy Foy received a formal training in metalsmithing from the University of Georgia, graduating with a BFA in Jewelry/Metalwork. Drawn by the vibrant arts community (and the natural beauty and ethical sensibilities of the region), Peggy relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 2005. She served on the board of the Seattle Metals Guild from 2011-2018, and was its President from 2016-17. Peggy teaches at art centers throughout the Puget Sound region, and in 2020 she opened an art jewelry gallery within her Pioneer Square studio. Visit www.arcanametalwork.com for more information. 

    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts, Class Code KI051620MN
    • 7
    Register

    **This is a 21+ event. Registration is required.**

    Photo Credit Pexels.com

    It’s time to create the aromatic flavors of Moroccan cooking in this “hands-on” class where you will be preparing three dishes typical of a Moroccan midday meal. This is the largest meal of the day, so it is traditionally heartier than the late evening meal.


    The Moroccan Table menu will include:

    • Chicken Tagine
    • Zaalouk
    • Chocolate Mousse

    During this class your cooking adventure will introduce you to a range of traditional dishes;  including a Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Olives (including instructions for making preserved lemons at home), Zaalouk, an eggplant and tomato dish that can be a side dish or a vegetarian main, and a Moroccan Chocolate Mousse for dessert. As a bonus there will be a quick tutorial on Moroccan-Spiced Oranges, an alternative end of meal dessert that you can make at home. 

    Class will culminate in a sharing of the food prepared at our Chef’s Table where the fruits of our labors will be paired with Mediterranean wines and stories of the region.


    Details:

    • This is a 21+ only event
    • Please bring an apron [optional]
    • To comply with WA State health department guidelines in our teaching kitchen, attendees should wear closed toed shoes, hair needs to be pulled back out of the face, and clothing must be comfortable and safe to cook in. 
    • A $30 materials fee is included in the price of class.


    Instructor Bio:

    Marcia Newlands is a chef and recovering attorney who has been cooking since she was small. She spends as much time as possible traveling in the Mediterranean countries. Her classes will include detailed instructions on the recipes, suggestions for wine pairings, as well as tales of living, traveling, and eating in the Mediterranean world.




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    • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO051720XX
    • 6
    Register
    Learn basic safety principles of key woodworking power tools with the goal of being checked out to use them during the BARN Woodshop's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time. This is a hands-on course and students will be given a piece of wood to cut and shape according to specific measurements.   (This is a companion to the Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 class.  The Woodshop Tool Safety 2 class may be taken before or after taking this Woodshop Tool Safety 1 class.  Please see the calendar for more details.) 

    To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.

    Woodshop Tool Safety 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time and in classes that require certification in these tools: 

    • Table saw
    • Planers
    • Jointers
    • Chop saw
    • Drill presses

    Details:

    • There will be a $3 materials fee to cover wood.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking on the Woodshop page, under the "Studio" menu.)
    Instructor: TBD
    • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • 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.

    May topic TBD. Stay tuned.


    Cost: Free to members and non-members

    Organized by BARC (Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club)


    • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI051720TW
    • 7
    Register

    Lace knitting is all about making strategically placed decreases and holes (yarn-overs) in your knitting to create beautiful, intricate, flowing designs that look much harder to make than they really are.

    Come to the Fiber Studio on Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2020 for a no stress hands-on session where you will become familiar with common lace knitting techniques and make a knitted lace bookmark (or begin a lace scarf).

    This lace knitting session is for new knitters or more experienced knitters wanting to expand their range of techniques. You should be confident with basic knitting skills including casting on, knit, purl, and basic increases and decreases.

    What supplies students should bring:

    Bring size 10 (or sizes 9 to 11) straight or circular knitting needles and (optional) 200+ yards of worsted weight yarn to make a scarf. 

    ( We encourage students to go to Churchmouse, our local Bainbridge Island yarn store, for material supplies.)

    Details:

    • There is a materials fee of $10 included in the price of class. Materials include instructional materials and yarn.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner: This lace knitting session is for new knitters or more experienced knitters wanting to expand their range of techniques. You should be confident with basic knitting skills including casting on, knit, purl, and basic increases and decreases.
    • Ages 14+ Welcome.

    Instructor Bio:Terry Winer is a long-time knitter, spinner, dyer, and sewist who enjoys creating a community of fiber artists who get together work on their fiber projects.  



    • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 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, May 19, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 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, May 19, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Wood Shop, Class Code: WO051920JW
    • 25
    Register

    Designed as a user's guide to BARN's Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio, this free orientation session is required for all who wish to work in the Woodworking Studio. It will cover everything from shop etiquette to specifics of how to use the shop's dust collection and compressed air systems. Overall BARN policies, as well as shop-specific ones, will also be covered. 

    Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within the shop and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors to helping on Maintenance Mondays.

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

    Instructor: Jeff Williams

    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • BARN Print & Book Arts Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Wondering what Letterpress is?  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced letterpress printer, drop in any time between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM during this monitored studio session to become acquainted with BARN’s Letterpress  Studio — its equipment, tools and resources. Join us for one or more sessions to get your questions answered and talk letterpress. Please see our calendar for other dates and times.

    Details:

    • Free event - all levels of learners are welcome
    • No prerequisites required
    • Please register so we know how many to expect


    Letterpress Monitor Bio's:

    Hidde Van Duym is a Founding Member of BARN and is a member of the Book-Arts/Letterpress Steering Committee.  He is a book-arts artist whose work has been shown at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Roby King Gallery, Craft in America, and the Artist's Books Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. He regards the letterpress as an opportunity to expand his book-arts horizons.

    Peggy Graving is a member of the steering committees at the BARN for the Book Arts/Letterpress Studio and the Printmaking Studio.  Her letterpress knowledge and skills have been developed in multiple BARN courses taught by Ellie Mathews and Carl Youngmann of The North Press in Port Townsend.

    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO052020XX
    • 6
    Register

    Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:

    • Router and router table
    • Oscillating sander
    • Disc sander
    • Edge sander
    • Band saws 
    • Scroll saw

    Details:

    • Wear closed-toe shoes. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry.
    • You will get more out of this class if you first view videos that cover these tools. (Hint: You can go back to these at any time to review safety protocols. Find them on the BARN website, BainbridgeBARN.org, by clicking under the "Studio" menu on the woodshop page.)

    Instructor: TBD

    • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 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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    • Friday, May 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN The Small Classroom, Class Code: JE052220DS
    • 7
    Register

    This workshop is all about photographing bright, shiny and tiny objects in metal or glass. We will look at lighting, backdrops, props, and the use of tripods. Students are encouraged to bring samples of their own work and we will choose a variety of items to photograph. Focus and lighting will be at the top of the discussion list.

    The most common issues in photographing bright, highly reflective, small scale objects will be addressed. The instructor will set up a sample photo shoot” for several items, and show how adjustments can be made to achieve the final photo. Students will get a chance to take photos followed by discussion of ways to resolve difficulties.

    Details:

    • This is a beginning level class. 
    • $5 materials fee is in included in the class tuition.
    • This class will be held in the small classroom on the lower level.
    • Students please bring:
      • Phone and / or camera you plan to use
      • Table tripod or one you use

    Instructor: Dinah Satterwhite is an active artist living on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She manages the regional Studio Tour, and coaches artists. She is a professional photographer and specializes in photographing artists work. Her work is displayed in art galleries and stores. 


    Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Saturday, May 23, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Media Arts Studio, Class Code: MD052320KM
    • 10
    Register

    Photo Credit Pexels.comJoin like-minded photo enthusiasts for a morning of shooting and sharing. We will meet at 7:15 AM for coffee at Blackbird Bakery and then set off photographing in the Eagle Harbor Area for 1.5 to 2 hours. During the coffee chat, the instructor will provide a shot list to kick-start and provide ideas for the shooting process.

    We will return to BARN at about 9:30 AM to edit our shots down to 3-5 which we will share and discuss. Suggestions for improvements, image edits and next steps will be offered by the instructor. Don’t be shy. This will be a friendly and positive experience whether you are a beginner or a more experienced amateur shooting with your mirrorless / DSLR.

    There will be a few iMacs available for image importing, reviewing and selecting. If you have a laptop, please bring it so that we can efficiently sort our images and make them ready for viewing.

    If the weather is truly inhospitable, we will reschedule for a future date and you will get a “raincheck”.

    Schedule:

    7:15 - 7:30 Coffee and Chat at Blackbird Bakery

    7:30 - 9:30 Shoot Pics

    7:55, 8:55 Ferries Arrive - Depart

    9:30 - 10:30 Edit shots down to favorites (@ BARN)

    10:30 -12 Review and Discuss Shots


    Instructor Bio:

    Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay MaiselJoel MeyerowitzEddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.

    Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.

    He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: krothmuller@gmail.com


    Photo Credit: Pexels.com

    • Saturday, May 23, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register