BARN All Classes and Events Calendar

  • This is the calendar for all upcoming classes and events at BARN. To see a specific studio calendar please use the drop down menu under "Calendars" tab at the top.
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    • Monday, January 06, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Monday, December 21, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 11 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 6

    This group meets the first and third Mondays of every month

    If you would like to join this group please contact:

    Kassia Sing at kassiasing@hotmail.com



    • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Thursday, December 10, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 7 sessions
    • BARN Writers' Studio
    • 12

    Good fiction, good discussion, good people! The BARN Book Group 4 Writers meets monthly, the second Thursday of the month, from 6:30 – 8 PM in the Writers Studio.  Join us to read and discuss chosen books. 

    For more info, email Kassia Sing kassiasing@hotmail.com or Janet Smith janetdsmith@mac.com.

    Members are free. Non-members can purchase a punch card good for 10 visits for $30. Please inquire in the studio.

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

    A message UPDATE from BARN’s Executive Director:

    Dear BARN community:

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




    • Friday, May 29, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, June 26, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom Meeting

    Contact: David Hays

    • Tuesday, June 02, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 85
    Register

    Virtual Slow Stitch Tuesday
    Tuesdays, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Join Dale Bickerstaff Walker for a virtual open studio every Tuesday afternoon. Since we can't meet in person, 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! 

    Details:

    • This event will be conducted using Zoom conferencing software. An email will be sent to you every week 1 day before the session start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email. 
    • The event is free but please register so the link can be emailed to you each week the day before the start date.
    • Sunday, June 07, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom video Conferencing
    • 18
    Register

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

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


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


    Details:

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

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

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

    Instructor Bios:

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

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


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

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

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

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

    Topics:

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

    Details

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

    Instructor Bio: Ken Rothmuller

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

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


    Image (top right) Credit Pexels.com

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

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

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


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


    Details:

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

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

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

      Instructor Bios:

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

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




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

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

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

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

      Sample questions:

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

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

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

      Details

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

      Instructor bio:

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

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

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

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

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

      Details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Details

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

      Instructor bio:

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




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

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

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


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


      Details:

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

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

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

      Instructor Bios:

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

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



      • Monday, June 22, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Monday, December 28, 2020
      • (PST)
      • 7 sessions
      • BARN Small Classroom

      Meetings are held every fourth Monday of the month.

      EXCEPTIONS: 

      JANUARY: This meeting will be on the 3rd Monday, January 20th
      MAY: the meeting will actually be on Wednesday, May 27th (same time)

      Contact: Michael S. Morgan



      Meetings posted through the 2020 year. 

      Posted by Tammie on 11-19-19

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

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

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


      Details

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


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

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

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


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

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


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


      • Friday, June 26, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Sunday, September 27, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • 4 sessions
      • Zoom Room Video Conference
      Monthly steering committee meeting for the Electronics and Technical Arts Studio. Mostly administrative.

      This meeting is generally held the fourth Sunday of each month. Sometimes this is adjusted to accommodate holidays and too many steering committee members not being available. Be sure to check the calendar for updates.

       

      Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


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

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

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

       Specifically, students will be:

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

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

      Details

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

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

      • Monday, July 06, 2020
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN, Jewelry Studio
      • 8
      Register


      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s fully equipped Jewelry Studio.

      Open Studio time allows members, guests and students a collaborative environment to finish projects from previous or currently enrolled classes, to work on projects of your own choosing, and to have access to an amazing array of jewelry making equipment.  A trained safety monitor is always on duty.


      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must complete a skills assessment session or already be cleared for open studio and have an up to date Skills Card.  Check the Jewelry Studio calendar for dates when these classes are offered and sign up to reserve a spot.
      • You will receive a studio orientation during your skills assessment session.
      • Instruction will not be given, open studio time is for self directed working.
      • Free to Members. Members do not need to register.
      • $20 drop in fee for Guests. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN.  OR you can register for this open studio and pay online.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, some metals are available for purchase in the studio, please partner with the studio monitor.
      • Safety!  Please wear close toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.
      • Food is allowed in the common area, BARN has a refrigerator to store your food and snacks, located on the lower level.
      • Lapidary available!
      • Prerequisite to use lapidary equipment: You must have taken intro to lapidary to use equipment during open studio. 

      Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class.  


      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Tuesday, July 07, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Tuesday, December 29, 2020
      • (PST)
      • 26 sessions
      • BARN Writers' Studio
      • 6

      Word War is a fun, relaxed, social writing group where we write in twenty-five minute sprints together. There is no reading aloud, no critique, and no one is ever put on the spot. It's a time to meet other writers, boost productivity, and be encouraged and inspired. Word War is drop-in and open to all, so there's no need for BARN members to sign up. Come whenever you need the extra time and motivation to make progress on your project, whatever it may be. 

      Organizer: Amelia Ramsey is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she studied modern Southern literature and an indie-published author of dozens of steamy romantic shorts, novellas, and novels. She writes and publishes on Amazon under two pseudonyms she's too embarrassed to share with anyone. She's currently working on her first non-romantic

      If you are a interested in joining, contact Amelia at amelia@whereikeep.info




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

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

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

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

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Tuesday, July 07, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
      • (PST)
      • 12 sessions
      • BARN Writers' Studio
      • 6

      This Speculative Fiction (Science Fiction, Fantasy, and more) Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Those who wish to learn more or, perhaps, join, should email Rebecca Villareal before attending or registering.


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      • Wednesday, July 08, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Wednesday, December 30, 2020
      • (PST)
      • 26 sessions
      • BARN Writers' Studio

      Quiet Writing Time every Wednesday (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)

      This is a Member benefit with a fob that has been activated to access the studio. 

      No need to register just drop on by.




      • Wednesday, July 08, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Woodshop

      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Wednesday, July 08, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN, Jewelry Studio
      • 8
      Register


      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s fully equipped Jewelry Studio.

      Open Studio time allows members, guests and students a collaborative environment to finish projects from previous or currently enrolled classes, to work on projects of your own choosing, and to have access to an amazing array of jewelry making equipment.  A trained safety monitor is always on duty.


      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must complete a skills assessment session or already be cleared for open studio and have an up to date Skills Card.  Check the Jewelry Studio calendar for dates when these classes are offered and sign up to reserve a spot.
      • You will receive a studio orientation during your skills assessment session.
      • Instruction will not be given, open studio time is for self directed working.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, some metals are available for purchase in the studio, please partner with the studio monitor.
      • Free for Members. Members do not need to register.
      • $20 drop in fee for Guests. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN.  OR you can register then pay online.
      • Safety!  Please wear close toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.
      • Food is allowed in the common area, BARN has a refrigerator to store your food and snacks, located on the lower level.
      • Lapidary available! 
      • Prerequisite to use lapidary equipment: You must have taken intro to lapidary to use equipment during open studio. 

      Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class.  

      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Wednesday, July 08, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Wednesday, December 30, 2020
      • (PST)
      • 26 sessions
      • BARN Writers' Studio
      • 6

      Stage and Screen Writers Group meets in the studio every Wednesday of the month from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

      Like to join this group? Contact Maria Beatty mbeatty@coregroupusa.com


      • Thursday, July 09, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Thursday, December 31, 2020
      • (PST)
      • 25 sessions
      • BARN Writers' Studio
      • 12

      Word Sprint is a weekly time to write in the company of others. We write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. We'll turn dedicated, focused time into two of the most productive hours of our week! 

      There will be no sharing or critique, 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. 

      No need to register. Please contact Genevieve with questions.

      Please note there will be no meeting on Thursday, November 28th.

      Organizer: Genevieve Douglass Persen is a composer and writer.




      • Thursday, July 09, 2020
      • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Woodshop

      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 drop-in fee for guests. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Thursday, July 09, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Stop by ETA Open Studio every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

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

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

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

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

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Friday, July 10, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Friday, December 18, 2020
      • (PST)
      • 23 sessions
      • BARN Writers' Studio

      Quiet Writing Time every Friday (8:00 am to 12:00 pm)

      This is a Member benefit with a fob that has been activated to access the studio. 

      No need to register just drop on by.




      • Friday, July 10, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Woodshop
      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 Drop in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Saturday, July 11, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
      • BARN Great Room
      There is no woodworking monthly meeting in July or December.
      • Saturday, July 11, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
      • ETA Studio Class Code: EL071120RG
      • 5
      Register

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

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

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

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

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

      Class size is limited to 6. 


      • Saturday, July 11, 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Woodshop

      **Open Studio canceled due to Rotary Auction**


      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Saturday, July 11, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR071120CM
      • 11
      Register

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

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






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      • Sunday, July 12, 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Woodshop

      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Sunday, July 12, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

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

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

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

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

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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      • Monday, July 13, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Monday, December 28, 2020
      • (PST)
      • 12 sessions
      • Writers' Studio, BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA

      This is a critique group whose membership is by invitation only. Please contact Caryl Grosch.


      Writers' Studio Lead: Sallie Maron 

      Writers.Lead@Bainbridgebarn.org

      • Monday, July 13, 2020
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN, Jewelry Studio
      • 8
      Register


      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s fully equipped Jewelry Studio.

      Open Studio time allows members, guests and students a collaborative environment to finish projects from previous or currently enrolled classes, to work on projects of your own choosing, and to have access to an amazing array of jewelry making equipment.  A trained safety monitor is always on duty.


      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must complete a skills assessment session or already be cleared for open studio and have an up to date Skills Card.  Check the Jewelry Studio calendar for dates when these classes are offered and sign up to reserve a spot.
      • You will receive a studio orientation during your skills assessment session.
      • Instruction will not be given, open studio time is for self directed working.
      • Free to Members. Members do not need to register.
      • $20 drop in fee for Guests. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN.  OR you can register for this open studio and pay online.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, some metals are available for purchase in the studio, please partner with the studio monitor.
      • Safety!  Please wear close toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.
      • Food is allowed in the common area, BARN has a refrigerator to store your food and snacks, located on the lower level.
      • Lapidary available!
      • Prerequisite to use lapidary equipment: You must have taken intro to lapidary to use equipment during open studio. 

      Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class.  


      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Monday, July 13, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Monday, December 28, 2020
      • (PST)
      • 12 sessions
      • BARN Writers' Studio
      • 3

      This is a closed fiction critique group that meets every second and fourth Monday. If you have questions, please contact Theresa Smith.

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

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

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

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

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


      Details:

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



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

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

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

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

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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

      July: Cherry Upside Down Cake

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


      DETAILS:

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


      Instructor Bio:

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

      • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
      • (PDT)
      • Tuesday, December 08, 2020
      • (PST)
      • 6 sessions
      • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code: WR0519BW

      Children's Writers Group meets the 2nd Tuesday, of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

      Interested in joining with this group?

      Contact:
      Bridgett Wonder
      bridgett_wonder@hotmail.com




      • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Woodshop

      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN, Jewelry Studio
      • 8
      Register


      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s fully equipped Jewelry Studio.

      Open Studio time allows members, guests and students a collaborative environment to finish projects from previous or currently enrolled classes, to work on projects of your own choosing, and to have access to an amazing array of jewelry making equipment.  A trained safety monitor is always on duty.


      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must complete a skills assessment session or already be cleared for open studio and have an up to date Skills Card.  Check the Jewelry Studio calendar for dates when these classes are offered and sign up to reserve a spot.
      • You will receive a studio orientation during your skills assessment session.
      • Instruction will not be given, open studio time is for self directed working.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, some metals are available for purchase in the studio, please partner with the studio monitor.
      • Free for Members. Members do not need to register.
      • $20 drop in fee for Guests. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN.  OR you can register then pay online.
      • Safety!  Please wear close toed shoes, avoid loose clothing, tie long hair back, and refrain from wearing dangling jewelry so it doesn’t injure you or get damaged.  Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection.  Safety glasses and/or a dust mask must be worn when using specific equipment, please partner with the studio monitor for specifics.
      • Food is allowed in the common area, BARN has a refrigerator to store your food and snacks, located on the lower level.
      • Lapidary available! 
      • Prerequisite to use lapidary equipment: You must have taken intro to lapidary to use equipment during open studio. 

      Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class.  

      Questions? Contact jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


      • Thursday, July 16, 2020
      • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Woodshop

      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 drop-in fee for guests. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Thursday, July 16, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Stop by ETA Open Studio every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

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

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

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

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

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

      AW

      • Friday, July 17, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Woodshop
      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 Drop in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Saturday, July 18, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
      • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL071820NA
      • 4
      Register

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

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

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

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

      Class size is limited to 4.

      Contact Annette Walker: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

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

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

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

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

      Details:

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

      Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

      Instructor: Todd Butler grew up in a woodworking family and studied hand tool use at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. He is a furniture-maker through his part-time business, The Butler Did It. He uses hand tools regularly, although there he was in the October 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking, learning to use a CNC router with guidance from Tim Celeski, the designer of BARN's woodworking benches. Mark Bixby will assist.
      • Saturday, July 18, 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Woodshop

      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Sunday, July 19, 2020
      • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM (PDT)
      • Electronic & Technical Arts
      Register

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

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

      Topic TBD. Stay tuned.


      Cost: Free to members and non-members

      Organized by BARC (Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club)


      • Sunday, July 19, 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Woodshop

      Work on projects of your own choosing in BARN’s spectacularly equipped Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio.

      Open Studio time is a collaborative, informal-learning situation where woodworkers of various skill levels share tips and offer a hand when needed. A trained safety monitor is always on duty.

      Details:

      • To be eligible to work during our Open Studio hours, you must take our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
      • To use specific power tools, you must also take appropriate tool safety checkout classes. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 qualifies you for the jointers, planers, table saws, chop saw and drill presses. Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2 covers the band saws, routers and router tables, scroll saws and three stationary sanding machines: edge, drum and spindle. Check the Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio calendar for class dates.
      • BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies, such as sandpaper. Participants are expected to bring their own wood, hardware, etc.
      • Free for members.
        $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN. No need to register!
      • Protective eye wear that complies with ANSI Standard Z87 or the equivalent European Union Standard EN 166 is required at all times in the main shop and when using sharpening equipment in the bench room. Avoid loose clothing and wear closed-toe shoes. Noisy equipment may warrant wearing hearing protection. 
      The Woodworking and Small Boatbuilding Studio endeavors to offer classes at times that do not conflict with Open Studio time.  Currently registered students are encouraged to take advantage of Open Studio hours to stay on track and/or complete projects begun in class. 
       
      • Sunday, July 19, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • BARN Electronic & Technical Arts Studio
      Stop by ETA Open Studio to use studio tools and equipment, or to check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's collaborative, informal learning and maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.

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

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

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

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

      Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org

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