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
    Register

    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
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • ETA Studio Class Code EL050220RG
    • 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, May 02, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR050220JB
    • 9
    Register

    Botanical printmaking involves inking plant matter- leaves, grasses, flowers, etc. and printing it under pressure on various papers. While a fairly simple process, this technique produces beautiful and delicate imagery.

    In this one-day class you will learn how to make prints from plants, and, then, how to turn these images into greeting cards that could be “suitable for framing” and, definitely, for sending.


    Details:

    • This is a beginner/all levels class.
    • A materials fee of $25 is included in the price of the class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Fell free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and a microwave for your use located on the lower level.

    Instructor Bio:

    Jan Branham in one of the Printmaking Programming Coordinators in BARN’s Print & Book Arts Studio.

    Jan has been teaching art since 1971 with a MS in Art Education and had been a BARN member since Little Barn. Her main area of interest is printmaking in various and all forms. She shows her work at Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island and has had work in shows in New York and California and Australia.



    • Saturday, May 02, 2020
    • Sunday, May 03, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Glass Studio, Class Code GL050220DT
    • 6
    Register

    Students will create a mosaic birdbath to take home to their garden. The class is designed to teach techniques including base material selection, mosaic design, cutting dishes and tiles to create the visual elements of the mosaic, setting the pieces with mortar, and finally grouting the piece utilizing a traditional mortar and grout process.

    A materials fee of $45 is included in the price of the class. The materials fee covers the cost of the terracotta base, all tools, materials and supplies including a variety of dishes and tiles, mortar, color tint, and grout.  Students may bring china or pottery dishes or tiles for possible inclusion in their bird bath.


    Instructor: Darcy Thompson - Artcycled Mosaics

    Darcy Thompson has taught mosaic classes for the Schack Arts Center in Everett, Bassetti Gardens in Woodinville as well as private classes. She has been a working artist for over 20 years and shows her work at a variety West Coast art shows including the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour as well as in various galleries. She is entirely self taught and loves to teach the varied steps in the process of re-purposing cracked or broken plates into fun and colorful mosaics for the home and garden.

    • Saturday, May 02, 2020
    • Sunday, May 03, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE050220KL
    • 4
    Register

    This two session class will introduce you to the art of stone cutting. Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process. All base materials will be provided. Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional varieties of rough stones and are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

    Details:

    • No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
    • $25 materials fee is included in the tuition.
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.


    Instructor:  Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

    Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.


    Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • 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
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO050320MJ
    • 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, May 03, 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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    • Sunday, May 03, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Kitchen Arts Studio, Class Code: KI00320NT
    • 6
    Register

    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.
    • Monday, May 04, 2020
    • Monday, May 18, 2020
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO050420TN
    • 4
    Register

    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    In this culminating segment of  BARN's Beginning Woodworking series, you will build a small, Shaker-style table suitable as a lamp stand or night stand that incorporates some of your own design elements.

    This class is designed for students who know the basics of using hand and power tools but  want to develop those skills more and learn to take a project through all of the steps from initial idea through finished project. This class includes:

    • developing a design, including details that you select, such as width, depth, height and whether to taper the legs.
    • creating a cut list.
    • fabricating parts.
    • assembling and gluing.

    Details:

    • * Open to students 14+ years old who have taken Beginning Woodworking: Hand Tools and Beginning Woodworking: Power Tools, or who have the instructor's permission. If you want to arrange that, please email using this form.
    • * You also need to have completed our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class plus Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. If you are missing any of these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class.
    • The seven 3-hour class sessions probably will not be enough for you to finish your project. Plan on doing additional work during the Woodworking Studio's 30 hours a week of Open Studio time so that you complete your table by the end of the class. Open studio time is always free for BARN members. Non-members can also use Open Studio to work on class projects without an additional fee.
    • Tuition assistance is available.  Click here to apply.
    • Wear close-toe shoes, avoid loose clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.
    Instructor: Ted Newman. Ted studied woodworking and assisted in classes at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He is active in BARN's woodworker group and volunteers as a safety monitor.
    • 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.

    • Wednesday, May 06, 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. 
    • Thursday, May 07, 2020
    • Wednesday, August 05, 2020
    • 19 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO050720MG
    • 5
    Register

    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Learn how to make paper plans evolve into a sailable boat as you help build a Port Madison Pram, a classic sailboat designed in the 1950s specifically for the Port Madison Yacht Club.

    Befitting that history, the boat you build will eventually go to the club's dock on Port Madison Bay, where you and others can sail it provided you join the club, which has membership rates far below those of most yacht clubs. A group of club members is paying for the materials as a way to increase sailing opportunities for the public.

    The boat is made of marine plywood and was designed by Bill Garden for use in classes and races. According to a club history, the criteria were clear: "It had to be small enough for women and children to rig and handle, stable enough for novices – young and old, easy to maintain, reasonably priced, and to meet the final test, it had to be an unbeatable performer."

    Building a sailboat takes time, so this class consists of sessions where students will have exclusive use of the woodworking shop as well as ones where the class will share the shop during Open Studio times. A schedule will be worked out early in the class to allow participants to rotate in and out, allowing for summer trips or other commitments. Teens ages 14-18 are invited to sign up for Session 1 and/or Session 2 of the Teen Apprentice program. (Ages 14+ are welcome to sign up for the full project but that's probably impractical because the work begins before the school summer recess.)

    This is the basic plan, assuming work progresses as expected: (For a more detailed list of the techniques you will learn and the tools you will master,  click here.)

    • May 7, 12 & 14: Assemble the building frame
    • May 19 & 21: Build two interior frames and bow and stern
    • May 27 & 29: Prepare and install chine logs and keel
    • June 2 & 4: Prepare and install bottom and sides (Note that June 2 is an evening class)
    • June 10: Prepare and install transom and quarter knees
    • June 12: Prepare and install inner and outer gunwales
    • June 17: Build center board trunk
    • June 19: Prepare and install thwarts (seats)
    • July 22: Prepare and install rub rails
    • July 24: Build and install rudder, tiller, center board
    • July  27, 28 & 30: Build mast and boom
    • Aug. 5: Install chain plates and preliminary finishing 
    Final finishing, including painting and completion of the sailing rig, will take place after the boat leaves BARN. Participants will be invited to a launch party once the work is done.

    Details:

    • Open to ages 14+.
    • *Prerequisites: You must first complete Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. For times and to sign up, see the Woodworking Calendar by clicking here.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • Wear closed-toe shoes, avoid loose-fitting clothing and dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

    Instructor: Mike Gearheard. Mike heads the boatbuilding program at BARN and is a shop manager in the Woodworking Studio.

    • 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
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BARN Great Room

    Join the BARN woodworkers in this free event as Jameson Hawn presents a look into the inner workings of Grizzly Industrial, a Bellingham-based company that has grown into offering what is probably the largest selection of woodworking and metalworking machinery under one brand in the world.

    Hawn, who has worked at Grizzly for five years, will explain what it takes to get so many different kinds of tools made, what’s hot in woodworking and metalworking tools today (such as the CNC router shown in the picture below)  and what new tools are likely to show up next. He'll discuss how his company decides which manufacturing options to choose choose — or reject — to keep prices down and yet make durable tools that customers will be happy to own. The talk should help you, when you're the customer, figure out which tool to buy if the specs from several brands all look the same.

    Hawn has a unique perspective on the company’s tools: He produces and often stars in dozens of videos on the company’s website, www.grizzly.com. He shows how the tools work, explains their features, and gives tips on troubleshooting, replacing bearings and making adjustments to keep tools tuned up. Sometimes he even tackles whole projects. Want to turn pens? He shows how, using — of course — the perfect Grizzly tool for each step. Even Norm could be jealous.

    The monthly meetings of BARN woodworkers are held the second Saturday of every month except July and December. The program offers an informative presentation on some aspect of this craft, plus a short business meeting. It's a good opportunity to meet other woodworkers of all skill levels, learn what's new in the shop, and share your thoughts on class offerings and shop operations.

    These presentations are free and open to all, with no need to register in advance. We'll have coffee ready!

    • Saturday, May 09, 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 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
    • Sunday, May 10, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE050920JS
    • 4
    Register

    This 2-day weekend workshop will focus on an introduction to essential jewelry and metalsmithing techniques, tools, and design used to create jewelry using gold-filled wire and sheet. Students will learn by practicing the techniques demonstrated, by using wire to construct pieces that can be used for all kinds of jewelry & wearable art. The focus will be on the essentials of soldering, forming and construction of gold-filled wire. Also, the proper use of tools and equipment, studio safety, metals, tube stone setting, design, and finishing techniques specific the gold-fill. Project demos will include making gold-fill rings, making flux paste for gold & gold-fill, and using small tube settings.


    Details:

    • This is an intermediate level class.  Students should have basic jewelry skills including how to saw, file, solder, and basic finishing.
    • $30 materials fee is included in the price of the class
    • Prerequisite is recommended to have beginning Jewelry/Metals skills and ability to solder independently. 
    • Please bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
    • Students may bring:

    Your favorite tools (studio tools will be available for use)


    Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse’s a jewelry artist, sculptor and educator. She has made her home and studio in Seattle, Washington for the past 20 years. She has been teaching art and jewelry classes, workshops, lectured and exhibited throughout U.S. and Mexico for over 25 years. Jennifer is currently in the process of researching for a book she is writing on the History, Timeline, and Technology of Jewelry Casting, and is the current president of the Seattle Metals Guild.

    Recognized as an outstanding educator and known expert in the arena of jewelry casting, Jennifer has more recently teaching at the college and adult continuing education levels. Currently, Jennifer works as a production jeweler for Baleen, teaches jewelry classes and workshops. 

    Education: MFA – University of Wisconsin – Madison, BFA – University of New Mexico 1989

    Graduate Print making Internship – Tamarind Institute / UNM 1989



    Contact: Jewelry.Programming@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • 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
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO051020XX
    • 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

    • 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.

    • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO051220XX
    • 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
    • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Great Room
    Register

    Join us at BARN each month for an evening of inspiring ideas!  BARN Talks are bringing the community together for presentations and discussion on topics that highlight the challenges, decisions, failures, and successes in life and craft. 

    Our March event features the dynamic duo of Walter Dill and Monica Uhl who will share the steps along their journey to have a big impact in the world while living in a small footprint.   

    Their talk will focus primarily on the creative process of transforming a neglected 1956 Airfloat travel trailer into a spectacular tiny home.  Their rig ‘Talulah’ is packed with incredible custom woodworking elements and thoughtful design details.  

    Monica and Walter will tell tales of the various design challenges they encountered along the way and the lessons they learned through their mistakes and successes throughout the project.  They will show photos of key interior and exterior features and demonstrate how their design choices reflect their character. 

    Even if you’ve never dreamed of living in a tiny space, we think you’ll be inspired by the stories and life experience of this engaging couple. 

    • Please register and bring a guest! During registration please indicate in the box provided if you will be bringing a guest.
    • The event is free but we will be welcoming a suggested donation of $5 per person at the door.  
    • Light refreshments will be provided. 

      Our speakers:  
      Monica Uhl has a formal education in Marketing and Computer Science.  Among other endeavors, she ran a greeting card business and was CEO of a tech creative agency.  Walter Dill's education was in Art and Industrial Design. He co-created Living Traditions Dance, the Pacific Northwest's largest non-competitive social dance business from 1990-2004.  Their website is www.dilluhlsional.com.  

      If you are interested in being a speaker in the future, please contact BARN Program Manager Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org.  

      • Wednesday, May 13, 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. 
      • Thursday, May 14, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • BARN Fiber Arts Studio, Class Code FI051420CL
      • 19
      Register

      Looking for a community service project that will lighten the day for a cancer patient?  

      Work with Carol Latham, the Women's Club, and fellow members of the Fiber Arts Studio at BARN to make colorful and imaginative pillowcases for cancer patients living in Seattle while going through cancer treatment at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children's Hospital, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Resource Center.  

      Patients coming from all over Washington, the USA, and the world for cancer treatment at these facilities stay at the Pete Gross House, a 70 unit furnished apartment complex. This means they often can not bring much from home to personalize their Pete Gross House apartment or make it more cheerful. Getting something as simple as a pillowcase made with love and creativity can brighten these cancer patient's world and make them feel like people care about what they are going through. 

      You don't need to know how to sew to participate in this community service project. 

      Details:

      What to bring:

      • Your sewing machine (if you have one)
      • Fabric that is colorful and fun (per pillowcase: 3/4 yd; 1/3 yd; 1/8th yard) We will also have fabric available.


      Please register so we know how many people will be attending.  Feel free to bring someone with you. Please enter number of "guests" you will be bringing when you register.


      All Community Service Project Workshops in the BARN Fiber Arts Studio are Free for BARN and Non-BARN Members


      Everyone 11 years of age and older is welcome to come and help.

      • Thursday, May 14, 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: MD051420KR
      • 10
      Register