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You will learn to read and understand those lines of G-code that instruct your CNC machine to move around. Learn to edit the g-code your CAM program spits out when it doesn’t do exactly what you need it to do. Learn to write simple code to make your machine move. We will be using the CAMotics open source software to simulate a CNC milling machine to see how our G-code operates. Class materials will include a list of common G-code commands, and a few sample sets of G-code examples.
This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
Chris Stanley is a fourth generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education, teaching a wide variety of classes for the Art Institute of Seattle
Registration for this event will close Monday, 12-28.
Join plant-based Chef Nancy Travis as she guides you through a 21-day plant-based challenge that is perfect for someone who is interested in losing weight, wanting support in controlling diabetes as well as supporting a healthy blood pressure and heart.
This is weight loss without restricting “carbs” or counting calories. The key to healthy weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight is learning to choose the right foods that are satisfying and health promoting. This program based on clinical research and created by The Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine, will help you lose weight and stay healthy, all while bolstering clinical benefits such as lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, gaining better diabetes control as well as improving energy and mood.
Each class in the series will include an educational video, class discussion and support as well as a cooking demonstration of 3 recipes. Lots of tips and tricks, recipe handouts, as well as additional resources will be shared. You will also have access to Nancy via email to answer any questions between sessions.
Session 1: The Power of Your Plate We will focus on getting ready to start a low-fat, plant-based diet. We will guide you through what the diet entails, what groceries to purchase and what a healthy menu will look like.
Session 2: Let’s Go! After a week of preparations and today’s lesson, you will have all the tools you need to start a low-fat, plant-based diet for the next three weeks. We will go around the "zoom room" and see how everyone did in their preparatory week of food shopping and meal planning.
Session 3: Getting into Gear
After the first week of the challenge we will discuss how things went; share successes and get support for things that were challenging. You will gain some new insights from other class participants and may chose to share some of your own.
Session 4: Breaking the Food SeductionThis class will go over why specific foods high fat foods like cheese seem addictive and why foods like broccoli are not. Today’s lesson will address what we can do to break those addictions.
Session 5: Keys for Natural Appetite ControlThis final class you will have been following a plant-based diet for 21 days. We will discuss next steps along with learning about appetite control
This class was developed by Food for Life, an award-winning nutrition education and cooking program created by a team of physicians, nurses and dietitians for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
As a health educator and personal chef, Nancy Travis supports people on their journey towards health and wellness through cooking, teaching and promoting a whole-foods, plant-based diet. She cooks for families in their homes and teaches people how to prepare easy, delicious plant-based recipes in private, public and corporate settings. She brings more than 25 years of experience in cooking plant-based meals and is honored to be a licensed instructor with the Food for Life program. She has taught cooking at BARN for the past three years. She can be reached through her website, Sukhikitchen.com.
This class has reached it's student limit. There is another class being offered that begins on Tuesday, March 2nd. To read more and register, click here.
Study with University of Washington Printmaking Professor Curt Labitzke. This exciting new class is designed for anyone interested in learning a variety of printmaking processes at home without a press using non-toxic, water-based materials. This is an all levels class, beginners encouraged!
Long before the printing press was invented artists and craft peoples have used direct printmaking techniques to express themselves and embellish their surroundings. In your own space you will learn how to use stencils, relief printing, rubbings, and direct transfer methods along with hand coloring and collage to create your own individual artworks.
No previous print or drawing experience is necessary. Students will be provided with a basic supply kit. This class will incorporate synchronous, live learning. Emphasis will be placed upon personal artistic development along with learning traditional craft skills and innovative contemporary drawing and print techniques. By the end of the third session each student should have several finished pieces suitable for framing.
Curt Labitzke is an associate professor of printmaking at the University of Washington. His work is represented at the Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island and La Bottega dell Acquaforte Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. Curt's work was included in the group of Seattle Regional Printmakers shows at Roby King Gallery in 2013 and 2014. He has shown in galleries internationally in Italy, France, Chile and Mexico.
Do you want to learn computer programming, or are you looking for a place to practice and improve your coding skills? We invite you to join our online BARN Coders club on Thursday afternoons! If you’re new to coding, we’ll get you started with the Scratch programming language and support you in your learning process. This class is open to those unfamiliar with coding in Scratch, or those who are familiar with Scratch but want to join in the fun with others.
If you already know how to code, you’re welcome to come and work independently on your own projects, with experienced mentors on hand to answer questions and troubleshoot problems that arise. You’ll also get to learn from your peers and make new friends in the process! This is an intergenerational activity so parents and all adults are welcome. We look forward to seeing you and what you all create in code!
Here is what you will need to have for the class:
1.) A dependable internet connection.
2.) A computer or tablet able to run Scratch in one of the following browsers:
Desktop Compatible Browsers
Note: The online version of Scratch is preferred, but you may also use an offline version which is accessible here - requirements are Windows10+, Android 6/0+, macOS 10.13+, and ChromeOS. FAQ about Scratch are found here.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Abandon all quilt templates ye who enter here…
Enter a magical world of wild abandon where we sew using our eyes and decision-making skills instead of store-bought patterns. In this class we will teach you to develop your critical eye and fuzzy logic skills needed to create your own contemporary abstractions of iconic quilt blocks. Learn how much fun it is to sit down and create a quilt block with no written pattern.
No previous quilting experience necessary! All you need to be able to do is sew a straight line. Beginners are strongly encouraged to attend.
Let’s turn some of your favorite classic quilt blocks all wonky.
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.
Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures in sewing, stitching, and crafting… so long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.
Registration for this class has closed. There is another class scheduled beginning Monday, February 8th. To register click here.
Burl wood and curly-grain wood with flame or quilt patterns are gorgeous as-is. But with flame, acrylics and gilding paste you can give these woods a completely different look that mimics stone or metal or just makes people stare in wonder. This two-session online class will show you how to apply these techniques to woodworking projects such as boxes, cabinet door panels, turned wood projects or sculptures.
At the first session, the instructor will show a wide range of examples and demonstrate how to use flame to turn figure in wood into texture, how to enhance figure by using acrylic paint that has different consistencies, and how to use gilding paste. During the week between the first and second sessions, you will be able to work with a kit of supplies to apply the techniques and experiment with your own variations. At the second session, you and the other students will share your work and have an opportunity for followup questions. After the class, you should have paint and gilding wax left to adapt the processes to a project of your own.
The materials kit consists of at least 20 small samples (approximately 1/4" x 3" x 3" or larger) of highly figured wood, airbrush-consistency black paint; thick acrylic paint in black, off-white and neutral; a set of standard-consistency acrylic paints in 12 colors; gilding paste; brushes; the scrub brush that the instructor recommends for some techniques; and sandpaper.
You will need to supply a propane torch or the type of butane burner used for making creme brulee. If you don't already have one, local shops probably do, or you can order online. Click this link to see a suitable propane torch. Click this link to see a suitable butane burner. If you order the burner, get an extra butane canister.
You will also need to supply stir sticks (popsickle sticks are good), a paper plate for a palette, a few paper towels and an old toothbrush if you have one. Latex gloves are good for keeping your hands clean, but not essential as acrylic paint washes off easily.
Art Liestman, who lives in Vancouver, B.C., is well-known as a wood turner and woodturning instructor. He has presented to woodturners' clubs throughout the United States and Canada, including several repeat trips to the Olympic Peninsula Woodturners. He has been teaching online since the pandemic closures last spring.
He specializes in what he calls the lost wood process, in which he turns turning spindle blanks made of three layers. He then cuts the pieces, separates the layers and glues the outside layers back together to create turned objects that aren't round in cross-section. It was a short journey from that sleight-of-hand to incorporating cold-bending wood in his pieces.
Liestman's work can be seen on his website, artliestman.com.
The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting.
The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice
Studio Lead: Sallie Maron Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
Held the third Thursday of the month. Beginning at Noon.
Contact: Lynn Agnew
Kitchen Arts Programming meeting held the first Friday and second Friday of the month (except for January where the meeting is on the 22nd).
Contact: Joanna Bressle-Wilder
Madelaine has done extensive research into environment and color and the effects of climate change on color. She has also worked extensively in extracting natural colors from plants and synthesizing inorganic pigments. Learn more about Madelaine here: http://www.madelainecorbin.com
Madelaine has just completed writing a book about her work, The Stuff of Everyday Magic. It is an adventure through the terrain of her research, practice, and notes supporting over two years of portfolio pieces. This non-linear path traverses an incomplete history of blue to the imminent loss of this color in our greening seas and graying skies in order to offer the idea that the climate crisis is also a crisis of color. Click on the title below to order a copy: The Stuff of Everyday Magic.
Bloedel Reserve is a 150-acre public garden on Bainbridge Island focused on horticulture, stewardship, creativity, and well-being. Bloedel's Creative Residency program welcomes artists for three-week stays to develop work in their discipline connecting creativity & the environment. BARN is delighted to partner with Bloedel Reserve to bring you this creative learning opportunity.
Madelaine Corbin is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Detroit, Michigan. Her practice earnestly endeavors to unearth the space between home and land, human and non-human, wild and managed landscapes, and the connection to one another through geographic distance. Her research-based practice moves fluidly between textiles, sculpture, and drawing. Corbin’s work is informed by her participation in the New York Arts Practicum, immersive study in Athens, Greece, and as an artist-in-residence and research assistant in a chemistry lab where she helped to synthesize and characterize a new blue.
Corbin received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Fiber and BFA from Oregon State University. Recent awards include the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award, an Oak Spring Garden Foundation artist residency, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Stuart Thompson Fellowship, Honorable Mention for the Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Award in 2020, and finalist status for the Redmond Design Prize.
Come join us for a bowl of our favorite chili. Chili is served at least once a month here in Chez Shibaguyz. We eat it in hot weather because we can get good fresh peppers. We eat it in cold weather to warm the heart and soul. We’ll have it for lunch or dinner and occasionally leftovers will find their way to a breakfast burrito or omelette.
Spend the evening with us and get not only the recipe and the history behind it… how it came to be, where it evolved from, and why we use each ingredient, but also get our homemade chili spice mix recipe to use for yourself!
This is a live, virtual hands-on cooking class from the comfort of your own kitchen. The Shibaguyz will make cooking fun, interactive, as well as hands on. Follow along, ask questions, interact with others just like you would if you were in the BARN Kitchen.
Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of domestic and international publications. Over the past ten years they have developed a cult following with their “Fun Food Friday” cooking classes live on Facebook. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in local and national venues. The Shibaguyz live in Seattle with their three Shiba Inu who support their ventures… so long as there’s time for face rubbins.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
If you are looking for a new way to create interesting fabric with your yarn, this class will certainly interest you. While making a lovely scarf, you will learn about weaving terminology, setting up the loom, and how to insert weft yarn to make an interesting cloth. Weaving is a great way to use your yarns in a new way that is relaxing, enjoyable, fun and fast.
The class is divided into two sessions: 10 am - 12 pm, (2 hour break), 2 pm - 4 pm
Homework: Prepare the space where you will be working. You will need a clear area that is 72” - 80” long. This space does not have to be on a tabletop, you can stretch over an open space, but need to attach the loom and clamps to a solid surface at either end. If it is possible for your area to be counter height, your back will thank you! All your yarn and supplies should be close at hand
Supplies to have at home: Rigid heddle loom with at least 8“ weaving width, clamps, warping peg, 7.5 or 8 dent reed, sley/threading hook, shuttle, scissors, tapestry needle, tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 brown paper grocery bags, measuring tape, post it notes, 300 yards smooth, strong, non-hairy, and at least 2 ply yarn that is preferably variegated colors. Yarn should be wound into balls before class.
A limited number of looms are available for members to borrow for this class, but must be picked up in person. For more information, contact email@example.com
Deborah Jarchow is a full-time weaver and artist who teaches and lectures on fiber arts, creates and sells wearable art, and exhibits her work at galleries and museums across the United States. Her commissioned pieces are held by churches as well as in many private collections. Deborah loves helping people discover the joy of weaving and during the past several years, has focused her teaching mainly on rigid heddle looms. Until recently, she traveled extensively to share her weaving enthusiasm and expertise. She is known as a generous teacher who makes weaving accessible and exciting to students of all levels.
Deborah is the co-author of The Weaving Explorer: Ingenious Techniques, Accessible Tools & Creative Projects with Yarn, Paper, Wire & More and has a new book coming out in 2021 that focuses on rigid heddle weaving.
ETA Steering Committee meeting held the 4th Sunday of the month.
This three-session class will focus on Black and White jewelry illustration techniques and allow for practice during breaks, repeating strategic sections of instruction to gain deeper skills. Demonstrations will be shared on the use of drawing templates, different lead hardness, tracing paper, and white highlights to gain realism. Participants will gain experience in illustrating jewelry ideas in front, side, and edge views of rings, pendants and earrings.
Students will need to supply:
Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.
A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.
**This is the Online version of Open Studio**
Check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out via Zoom. These meetings are ongoing and held every Tuesday beginning at 10:00 am. There is a max of 6 participants for each Tuesday event. To register for other Tuesdays, view our calendar here to register.
A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given.
This is free to all. You will be sent an email one day prior to the event to the email account you registered with containing the Zoom link to join. The Zoom link will remain the same for all sessions. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
Join Dale Walker for a virtual open studio on Tuesday afternoon. Since we can't meet in person, or if you’re not comfortable coming in, drop by via Zoom to see what others are doing and show your work. Or just to say hi and let us know how you're doing!
What is slow stitch? Basically, we’re considering anything you do with yarn or thread by hand, slow stitch. This includes knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, mending, tatting and other handwork.
Share your woodworking successes and challenges and learn what others in the BARN woodworker community are doing in a new series of online meetings.
Scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of the month these sessions will usually begin with a small bit of prepared content, such as pictures of projects that members want to show, or interviews with local pro woodworkers, or tours of home shops — whatever content members of the group suggest. After the prepared content, we’ll have a chance to touch base on areas of interest with each other. You can ask technical questions, share lessons you've learned, suggest classes you'd like to take.
If you have pictures to share or a topic to suggest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review basic stitches and learn complex, decorative embroidery stitches. Learn how to apply stitches to delineating text. Discover tips for transferring images and text onto fabric. Experiment with stitching on different surfaces — paper, fabrics, plastic.
Consider embroidery from many angles — a mending tool, a letter-writing tool, a drawing or painting medium, a technique for meditation.
Stitches will include: review of some basics (French knots, chain stitch) plus others at student request
New stitches: plain weave on and off the fabric/page, blanket stitch, pinwheel stitch, interlaced backstitch, interlaced chain stitch
It is recommended that you have basic embroidery skills (backstitch, satin stitch, chain stitch) for Part II. We will review some basic stitches in Part II; the precise stitches are dependent on the students and their needs. For the all levels Embroidery class Part I, click here to register.
Materials to have on hand:
A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-born and based artist intersecting textiles, text, performance and community education. She has exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Design Atlanta; Wyckoff House Museum and Old Stone House, Brooklyn; Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, NYC; Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ; South Bend Museum of Art, IN, among others. Iviva is an educator for the New Museum and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and is a faculty member of SVA’s MFA Art Practice program. She holds a BA in French Language and Literature/Psychology and an AAS in Textile/Surface Design.
Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild for 2021 will focus on Lace Weaves. BARN is sponsoring watch parties for each episode. We will break the episodes into two viewings, reserving 90 minutes per viewing. You will be sent a zoom link one day prior to each session. We will gather online and through the magic of screen sharing, watch the episode and chat as we view them. You must be a subscriber to the JST guild, per agreement with Jane Stafford. We hope to be back in the studio at some point, and will set up a "hybrid" model, allowing some to come into BARN and others to watch on-line.
2021 Viewing Schedule
Catherine Camp, email@example.com
More about the instructor Jane Stafford:
Jane began weaving at the age of 21, purchasing a new Fanny with the help of a chattel mortgage on her Chevette. Before two years were up she was accepted as an under-qualified, but very ambitious student at the Baniff School of Fine Arts. Two years later she was a teacher’s assistant there and, in a few more, an instructor herself. In subsequent years, Jane has had the great fortune to be able to earn a living doing what she loves most, weaving, and sharing her passion for excellence in cloth. Jane has been both a production weaver and a workshop instructor, helping students reach their potential across the continent, for over 25 years. She was the recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award for 2014 from Handwoven Magazine. Jane now teaches exclusively in her studio on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
Do your dreams and creative visions tend to stay in your head? Are you perpetually task-oriented and future-focused? Looking for more fulfillment in the moment and a creativity routine and life practices that will stick? In this two-part class, you’ll join others in a habit-forming journey to a more intentional place that will open up space to be your best self and do your best creative work (not just while doing your craft, but while doing everything
In addition, there will be a limited number of class spots, so you must commit to showing up and participating for both 90 minute Zoom sessions. You will also be asked to sign a document that sets rules of engagement for a strong and supportive group experience, set a daily practice routine that you follow for the three months between classes, and join a Facebook group that will be active during the class (and beyond if it continues to be useful to people). This document will be found as you register for the class. You will have to check the box "I have read and understand" to complete registration.
Optional: Course materials will include the following: Daily Rituals by Mason Curry; On Writing by Stephen King; Bliss More by Light Watkins; and, Monk Manual--either purchase the fancy book here https://tinyurl.com/y58lmfhx or purchase pages to be done online or printed out for a binder: https://monkmanual.com/products/monk-manual-pdf
A professional writer, Alice Skipton has collaborated in the social change sector for nearly 20 years. A few of her current and recent clients and initiatives include the Rethink Outside story bank, editing for the Climate Justice Resilience Fund, as well as storytelling for the University of Washington's College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing. After earning her MFA in creative nonfiction writing at Penn State, Alice went to work for Casey Family Programs as a communications specialist. Later, she started her consulting firm focused on creating strategic and engaging content for purpose-driven companies, foundations and nonprofits.
Would you like to learn how to create your own podcast? Join us for this two-part beginner level class geared to students who are interested in participating in the 2021 NPR Student Podcast Challenge either as individuals or as a group. Using NPR Student guidelines, participants will learn the basics of podcasting including how to prepare, record, edit, publish and distribute thoughtful and insightful interviews and stories. By completion of the class, students will be able to construct a 3-8 minute podcast qualifying them to enter the Challenge.
Part of the class will review the rules of the competition and guidelines for engagement.
Students will be required to review two short YouTube tutorials that will be assigned at the start of the first class and read the NPR ‘Starting Your Podcast: A Guide for Students’ developed by NPR that will be supplied in your registration confirmation email.
Following the successful completion of the first two sessions, students will have option to join the third session for an Open Online Studio where they can interact one-on-one with the instructors to further fine tune podcast skills.
General Course Outline/Key Points:
• History of and why of podcasting
• What makes a good podcast: an example or two
• Overview the process from ‘idea’ to final published product
• Choosing a topic and doing the research. What is your angle?
• Recording and creating audio files, find good recording space
• The importance of and use of Zoom
• Developing protocols and processes for your podcasts
• Introducing free editing software Audacity 2.3.2
• The basic elements of editing
• Practice edit a short audio file
• Sound leveling after editing
• Photo sizing techniques needed for publishing
• Basic elements of publishing/hosting your podcasts: LibSyn or BuzzSprout
Keith Doughty has been doing podcasts, audio books and voice over work for several years. He has a deep understanding and experience with audio editing software.
Bob Ross is an active volunteer for Bainbridge Community Broadcasting and a member of the BARN Media Arts Studio leadership team. He is also passionate about cooking and traveling and has taught classes for BARN's Kitchen Arts studio.
This exciting new follow-up/next level class is designed for anyone interested in continuing to make prints at home without access to a printing press using non-toxic, water-based materials. In your own space you will learn how to make multiple color/multi-layered prints using direct printing techniques first presented in the beginning course (held on Dec. 1 and January 2nd).
We will cover designing and creating a print that is built up in layers, printed more than once, using monotype, relief printing and drypoint methods. We will also cover the use of registration systems and tips on using color as a means of personal expression, choosing a pallet, mixing inks and paints and a bit of history about pigments. Emphasis will be placed upon personal artistic development. Students will choose their own subject matter and work in whatever size/scale fits their needs.
All classes will be live via Zoom to include technical demonstrations and group discussions. Everyone will be provided with a supply kit prior to the first class containing a variety of water-based inks and materials. Looking forward to seeing you there. Keep on printing.
Suggested materials to have on hand:
This all-levels introductory workshop will cover 4-hole stab-binding then proceed to noble stab-binding. In this traditional binding style, originated in East Asia, stitching serves to fasten pages with the beauty of geometric patterns. Examples of artists' books (old and new) using related techniques will be shown to demonstrate further possibilities.
Chang Yuchen is an artist and educator based in New York. She was an artist in residence at MASS MoCA (North Adams), Offshore (Sabah), MAD Museum (New York), Bananafish Books (Shanghai) and Textile Art Center (Brooklyn). She has shown/performed her works at UCCA Dune, Taikwun Contemporary, Abrons Art Center, Para Site, Salt Projects, Assembly Room and etc. Yuchen teaches through Center for Book Arts, Printed Matter, Asia Art Archive in America, CUE Art Foundation and more.
Grab your beverage of choice and hop online to visit with others who love GLASS! Bring a glass project to share, or just enjoy seeing what others have created. You'll get a peek into the BARN Glass studio and have an opportunity to ask questions and share your ideas about the future of the studio. Reconnect with fellow artists and meet new friends at this casual event for the community. We can't wait to see you there!
This event will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
We will present the Conversations in a two-session format. The first session will be a presentation of recent work by a guest artist. The second session will be a group sharing of participant's work inspired by the presentation.
We will be holding these each month on the first and second Friday of the month. The subject will change each month.
Join co-hosts Susan Callan and Carolyn Terry for a conversation with Nova Karina Devonie, as she shares her 'Blob Art' process and the amusing and sometimes beautiful outcomes.
You will receive an email with 2 finished and 3 unfinished blob images via email to utilize if you’d like to work along with Nova, or you can just watch and try it on your own later.
Then, join everyone again February 12, to share your work and discuss the process.
Nova Karina Devonie is a professional musician who plays accordion, ukulele, and more. When not onstage or teaching music students, she finds inspiration in bits of leftover paint, patterned paper from inside security envelopes and daily junk mail, all of which she uses to create a 2-dimensional world inhabited by quirky creatures.
In this two-day class, participants will learn how to measure and mark the hard carving wax used in jewelry making with visible planning lines and precision cuts. We will be practicing 3-dimensional planning and layout techniques for subtractive Wax Carving.
We will begin with the preparation of Carving Wax for ring size and design layout for carving with a classic Dome ring design. Once the practice Wax is completed, participants will be able to apply these new skills to their own designs. The different carving waxes designated by color will be discussed. Green, Blue, and Purple waxes will be available for practice carving. Specialized Wax Tools such as wax saw blades, miter boxes, rotary files, mini lathe, electric wax pens and scrappers will be explained in depth and demonstrated.
Important Information about this class. Please read through this before registering:
Class will begin at 9:30 AM and go until 11:30 AM each day. During that time the instructor will be demonstrating techniques. There will be a break in the session to allow students to practice some of the techniques presented in class. Local students have the option of working in the Jewelry Studio at BARN (please see reservation details below) or you can work from home if you have tools and bench set up.
The session will pick up again at 4:00 PM and go until 6:00 PM. You will use the same link you were sent in the reminder email to rejoin the online class.
Tools for your home workbench:
Students are encouraged to collect/order as many of their own tools as possible before class begins. Tools such as old wood files, Exacto knives, hack saw frames, or Dremel tools with burs can be used for wax carving. If you already have some tools and wish to use your own, check the list below for the required tools for this class.
Order numbers listed below are from Rio Grande Jewelry Suppliers.
LOANER KITS Available:
We have 6 loaner kits that can be checked out and picked up at BARN by local students. If you would like to have a loaner kit to use prior to the class, you will need to email the instructor at NanzA@bainbridgebarn.org. These are available on a first come first serve basis.
We will notify the 6 students who reserved kits. Kits will be ready for pick up on Friday, December 4th. All loaner kits require a security deposit of $175 via a check. When kits are returned on Monday, December 7th, you will receive your check back.
MATERIALS/KITS WE DO PROVIDE:
Material Kits will be mailed out 10 days prior to class start.
No Lost Wax Casting is included in this class.
Casting by Proxy (casting of your waxes into you choice of brass or sterling silver by BARN jewelry experts) will be available at a date TBD.
Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. She holds a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her jewelry has been exhibited internationally since the 1980s. She authored, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009, and “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, which received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P - 2018 Excel Awards.
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 class is a follow up class for those students that attended "Truth Matters: Finding the Courage to Write Your Story Part I" held in November.
In these troubled times, the news reminds us daily that the difficult history we share is with us still and we all suffer as a result. The often unexamined legacies of the attempted genocide of indigenous people and the enslavement of Africans, in particular, continue to haunt our land. Through writing fiction, poetry or memoir, we can chart a path to help us move forward together.
This follow up class invites writers from all cultural lineages to bring their stories to the table. Lessons and assignments are designed to fit each individual’s skill level and project—beginner, intermediate, or advanced; fiction, poetry or creative non-fiction. Each session focuses on a different aspect of story craft—narrative arc, sensory detail, dialogue, mature narrator. Participants also learn to critique in ways that are supportive, honest and helpful by practicing deep listening.
Writing can be a spiritual practice that teaches us to be fully present and alive to ourselves and the world. Take a journey inward, tap into your imagination, and find the deep truths and visions. In witnessing one another’s stories, let’s combine our energies to form a creative community of inspiration and compassion.
Laura Bowers Foreman and Ann Holmes Redding met 14 years ago and have been partners in teaching writing for nearly a decade. Their friendship began with sharing their personal stories and discovering common commitments both to writing and healing from ancestral and national historical harms. Together, Laura and Ann embody African, European, and indigenous heritages. Over the years they have jointly participated in a number of circles dedicated to healing and restorative justice.
Dubbed “the story doulas” by one student, Ann and Laura consciously support and coach each writer on the journey from inception to delivery of their work. They are experienced fellow travelers, helping students negotiate the sometimes unsettling information and emotions that may surface en route. They also confer with their students as they discern what vehicle—fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or some combination—best suits the task at hand.
Laura Bowers Foreman offers her students all that she has gleaned from her twenty-five years as a writer. Her writing is informed by a passion for both the environment and social justice at every level, from the personal to the global. Her work has appeared in such publications as The Whitefish Review, About Place Journal, Nature in Legend and Story, Wildlife Conservation Magazine, and The Christian Science Monitor. She also has contributed to the anthologies Memoirs in the Light of Day and The Sweet Breathing of Plants (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), among others.
Ann Holmes Redding brings 40+-years of teaching experience, wisdom, and compassion to her students. Creative expression as a medium for transformation stands at the center of her life work as a spiritual guide, speaker, and instructor. Her essays and articles have been published in the Fairacres Chronicle and The Living Pulpit, as well as in scholarly works. She is co-author Out of Darkness into Light: Spiritual Guidance in the Qur’an with Reflections from Jewish and Christian Sources.
Join these cheerful critters in wishing someone you love a Happy Valentine's Day! Each of the three mechanical cards features a traditional movable structure that's been adapted to accommodate the weight of cereal box chipboard. You'll build a simple wheel, a simple pull, and a wheel/pull combination. All you'll need—aside from the cereal boxes—is some colored paper, glue, and some simple tools. All levels welcome.
Tools & Materials students will need:
Shawn Sheehy is an artist with a love of ecology who enjoys exploring such themes as interconnectedness, adaptability, and evolution. Passionate about pop-up books, he works sculpturally with the book format and has presented numerous workshops on pop-up engineering across the country.
**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**
February: Kate's Brownies
Join instructor, Kate McDill, for our monthly bake-alongs!
This recipe is the culmination of many years of baking brownies, reading and testing brownie recipes and best of all, eating brownies. Like most desserts containing chocolate, there are very deep lines drawn: gooey versus crusty, cakey versus fudgy, nuts or no nuts. This recipe leans gooey and a bit fudgy, though by no means is it a fudge cake. Nuts, particularly roasted hazelnuts would be a divine addition, however, they are optional. The quality of the chocolate is not optional: it must be dark and bittersweet
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.
BARN is now offering a "Casting by Proxy" service to Members who wish to have their wax or 3d models cast.
Once a month, Members will be encouraged to drop off their wax models or other objects for casting at BARN. Due to limited space in the kiln, you must register and reserve a spot to have your items ready for casting. Members are allowed 3 items max to be casted.
Kiln reservations will close on Tuesday, Feb. 9th. Please watch for the form emailed to you in your confirmation email. This will need to be printed and returned to BARN with your wax carvings by Friday, Feb. 12. Your items will be processed next week at the live viewing.
A Casting By Proxy live viewing session will be held the third Wednesday of each month where you can watch your submitted wax models casted. To watch the next event on Feb. 17th please click here to register.
Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and internationally since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.
Please click here to view a class being offered on Wax Carving Basicsbeginning on February 6 through the 7th.
**This event will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Hosted by Membership Coordinator Carla Mackey.
An open forum of discussion for BARN Members to gather and chat every second Wednesday of the month. Carla may bring topics of conversation to the meeting.
Members, please register here to receive the Zoom link right away. It will be sent to the email address you used to register. A reminder email will also be sent one day prior to the event.
The BARN Member newsletter is emailed the fourth Wednesday of the month. The link to join is also provided in that monthly newsletter about a week prior to the event.
If you have questions, please contact Carla at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.