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Children's Writers Group meets the 2nd Tuesday, of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Interested in joining with this group?
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.
Girls Who Code is an organization founded with a single mission: To close the gender gap in technology. Computer coding is relevant to all sorts of interests, not just computer science.
BARN is hosting a Girls Who Code club once again for the 2019-20 school year for girls in grades 6-12. The club will meet every Thursday afternoon (except school holidays) from September 26 through March 5th, from 3:45 - 5pm. Girls will be guided through a progression of coding skills throughout the year.
Prior to signing up for these sessions you are welcome to join us on Thursday, September 19th from 4-5pm for an optional drop-in information session at BARN. Meet our facilitators, learn about the curriculum, and ask any questions you may have about the program.
Rebecca Graham was our club facilitator last year. She is a full-time senior engineer working in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. She began coding in college where she earned a BS in Computer Science and a BA in History from the University of Mary Washington. She lives on the island with her husband, 6-year old son, 3 cats, and 2 dogs. She loves glitter, cartoons, yoga, rock climbing, and creating things with technology.
Rebecca will be joined by Alex McKeon, a BARN member who has always found time in her life for creating. She has had a wide variety of professional experiences including work as an expedition leader, yoga instructor, personal chef, snowboard instructor, and nanny. She lives on the island with her husband and toddler and believes that working with young women is one of the most fulfilling uses of her time.
To learn more about Girls Who Code, see: https://girlswhocode.com/
From the Girls Who Code organization: "Girls Who Code's mission is to create gender parity within technology by providing a unique educational experience for young women to learn computer science. Interested participants who self-identify as female are welcome to apply to our programs."
Meetings are held every fourth Monday of the month.
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
This group meets the first and third Mondays of every month
If you would like to join this group please contact:
Kassia Sing at email@example.com
In this 4-session 'Knit-Along', participants will gather to support each other in knitting a pattern in the book "Seamless (or Nearly Seamless) Knits" by Andra Knight-Bowman. The choice of pattern is yours.
Why choose a knitting pattern without seams? The book description states "Anyone who loves to knit--but doesn't love the finishing--can now enjoy all the fun parts and escape the tedium. Discover stylish projects cleverly designed for knitting either all in one piece or in sections added on by simply picking up stitches."
What to bring:
*If you are going to make the 'Deb' vest, you do not need to purchase the book because we have permission to reproduce this pattern from the designer.
*If you are going to make the 'Deb' vest, you do not need to purchase the book because we have permission to reproduce this pattern from the designer.
Instructor Bio: Sandy Hall has been knitting and spinning for over forty years. As an occupational therapist and special education teacher, she has taught a variety of classes with appreciation for diverse learning styles. People who have taken her knitting and spinning classes at BARN describe her as an excellent and knowledgeable teacher with a wonderful way of working with students.
This is a Member benefit with a fob that has been activated to access the studio.
No need to register just drop on by.
This is a closed fiction critique group that meets every second and fourth Monday. If you have questions, please contact Theresa Smith.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Join fellow weavers for a year-long study group to view the Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild episodes on our big screen in BARN's small classroom or the great room. We will learn new weaving techniques and share our success as weavers.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
If you are looking for the Monthly Tech Talk which covers a wide-range of tech interests, sometimes with show and tell, these are held the second Sunday of the month at 1:00 pm.
This is a critique group whose membership is by invitation only. Please contact Caryl Grosch.
writers' Studio Lead: Sallie Maron
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.
Learn fresh ways to express and hear your writing voice in this eight -week series. You will surprise yourself, learn more about your strengths, and enjoy writing activities in a supportive group setting. You will also have the option to submit up to three poems or 10-12 prose pages for written comments and then have time to workshop.
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. Two to three prompts are offered followed by optional readings and responses.
Monitored Open Studio for students having completed one or more of the following classes: A-Z of Fusing, A-Z of Stained Glass, A-Z of Mosaics, Coldworking Intensive, and Basic Lampworking. Coldworking and Lampworking studio use have additional requirements. Contact the studio Lead if you have questions. Glass.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
BARN members are free.
Non-member drop in fee $20.00 payable at the beginning of the open studio, by cash or check made out to BARN.
There is no need to register.
BARN members and members of the community are welcome to join an informal singing group designed to build community and bring joy to all who participate or listen! No previous experience or audition is required.
Music selections vary across many styles, including rounds and simple part-songs. We enjoy filling the BARN halls with music on a regular basis! We typically meet every other Monday from Noon-1pm, although we shift our practice days on some holiday weeks.
This event is free. No need to register, just drop on in. We will meet in the BARN's Great Room on the upper level.
Contact: Program Manager (Choir Director): Jess Henderson
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 email@example.com or Janet Smith firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members are free. Non-members can purchase a punch card good for 10 visits for $30. Please inquire in the studio.
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:
Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
Monitored Open Studio for students having completed one or more of the following classes: A-Z of Fusing, A-Z of Stained Glass, A-Z of Mosaics, Coldworking Intensive, and Basic Lampworking. Coldworking and Lampworking studio use have additional requirements. Contact the studio Lead if you have questions. Glass.Lead@Bainbridgebarn.org
This advanced class is for experienced fusers and is designed to take your glass skills to a new level. You will learn various techniques utilizing the vitrigraph kilns to make stringer and murrine that you will incorporate into three projects.
Day 1 of class you will learn vitrigraph kiln basics including color management, the different techniques for pulling cane and stringer, and recognizing hollows in cane. The rest of the day you will be pulling cane and stringer and begin cutting the cane into murrini for your first project.
Day 2, you will incorporate the cut murrine and sheet glass into a project of your own design. Once the first project is in the kiln, the class will work in teams to pull more stringer for the second project. The second half of the day begins with a discussion designed to simplify the complex appearance of the 3D chevron technique which is the second project. You will design a pattern and arrange your stringer on sheet glass and load it into the kiln for firing.
Day 3 requires the greatest skill level. You will be precisely cutting your 3mm patterned glass into thin strips, and coldworking the strips using the belt sander or lap wheel to ensure edges fit tightly together. You will then thoroughly clean and assemble the strips into a pleasing chevron pattern of your choice.
Day 4 you will have time to finish up the work from Day 3 and then create a third project utilizing sheet glass and leftovers from both the murrine and chevron projects. Projects from Day 3 and 4 will be fired at the end of class.
About our Instructor: Fyodor Zubanov is a physicist who for the past 26 years has used his artistic and technical skills working for Microsoft, and is currently a manager in Microsoft Services. Five years ago he gave his wife a kiln for her birthday. He quickly found glass addictive, and together they started Games of Colors where they create and sell their work. Fyodor constantly studied fusing glass techniques on-line, in books and classes, and finally developed the Chevron Technique. He has written two e-books on his technique and we are fortunate to have him teach at BARN.
Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
The toolbox is designed to safely store and transport hand planes, hammers and chisels. But you can use yours for any number of purposes. The box will be approximately 2 feet long, 1 foot wide and 6 inches tall. It will have a sliding lid that locks into place without hardware. There is no complicated joinery in this project. You'll use copper nails — but with a clever twist developed by Japanese carpenters that keeps them from popping out.
Instructor: Gary Bella grew up in western Pennsylvania. After college and art school, he moved to the Bay Area in California and began working in Marin County with several firms in residential construction. Later, he specialized in finish carpentry while developing a design/build business. He took classes with traditional Japanese teahouse carpenter Makoto Imai and later worked primarily with Makoto building traditional houses and tea houses in California, New York and Washington. After he moved to Bainbridge in 2003, he continued to build Japanese-inspired projects for private clients. He was among the craftsmen who restored the Japanese guest house at the Bloedel Reserve.
Using the rolling mill is a fast way to impress a pattern into metal. The highs and lows of the textured surface reflect light in ways that enhance the design of your jewelry. You can further accentuate the pattern by patinating the piece with liver of sulfur or other chemical solution. To create gradients of the patinated color, gently remove the patina on the higher portions and leave the deeper parts dark.
Students will learn how to create textures using:
Students will be able to create samples of textures using all of the methods listed above.
Pen, notebook, fine-point Sharpie or other pen that writes on metal
Optional: testures to run through the rolling mill
Optional: testures to run through the rolling mill
If you want to work in silver, please bring your own 24 or 22 gauge sterling sheet
If you want to work in silver, please bring your own 24 or 22 gauge sterling sheet
Instructor: Joan Hammond began working in metal in 1994, when she started taking metalsmithing classes as an antidote to documenting computer software. What she discovered was a medium that not only utilized her previous training in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, but also opened the possibilities of creating art that can be worn. Family artifacts and history, plants and animals, and the textiles and jewelry of non-Western cultures inspire her current work, which Hammond executes using the techniques of chasing and repoussé. Her long-time interest in Asian art, which deepened when she studied calligraphy and tea ceremony in Kyoto, Japan, continues to influence her aesthetics and sense of design.
Hammond exhibits locally and nationally, and her work has been published in Metalsmith magazine’s Exhibition in Print. She is a member of the Seattle Metals Guild; has served on the Board of Northwest Designer craftsmen; and co-chaired a national conference for the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
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.
Wondering how to progress that draft of a story? Stuck in revision? Made a goal to submit a poem this year, but don’t know where to begin? The Writer’s Studio wants to help! Welcome to the first monthly Guided Open Studio!
Join us to work on your personal projects in this monitored open studio on the last Thursday of each month. Beginning writers should either have taken or be currently enrolled in a writer’s studio course or critique group. The monitor will be available to provide guidance and help with problem-solving. Five one-on-one sessions will be offered on a first-come/first-served basis and will be capped at 25 minutes. The last half hour of each Thursday night session will be reserved for communal Q&A. Maximum of 5 people.
• Prerequisite: some introductory-level writing experience.
• Open studio users are expected to be considerate of others during these guided sessions. This is not a private lesson but an open studio. Be prepared to work quietly while waiting for your session (again, first-come/first-served from 5-7 PM with the last half hour reserved for communal Q&A).
• Feel free to bring snacks. Food is allowed in the common area downstairs from the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat.
Eliza Tudor is a writer, editor, and teacher new to Bainbridge Island. Her stories have appeared in PANK, TLR, Hobart, Annalemma, Paper Darts, and The Conium Review, among others. Her novella, Wish You Were Here, won the 2017 Minerva Rising Press Novella Prize and was published by that press. With an MA in English and an MFA in Writing, Eliza has taught both at the University-level, and in community-based workshops throughout the United States. She’s worked in publishing and continues to work as a freelance editor. She reads your submissions to Quarterly West magazine. You can find more at www.elizatudor.com.
This class will qualify you to use Fiber Arts Studio, standard, Brothers sewing machines in workshops that have this class as a prerequisite. This class will also qualify BARN members to use the Brothers sewing machines in the Studio for independent sewing projects.
Please note that this is not an industrial sewing machine class.
Get acquainted with the features and functions of the Brothers sewing machines. This class will teach you how to:
This is a foundation class designed to provide what you need to know to safely operate the machine shop’s CNC Lathe.
We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand motion on the Z & X axes in the lathe, various cutting tools, the tool library and diameter & Z-offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it), including the Centroid Interactive Conversation mode for the lathe. Finally, we’ll create some simple g-code, cut some air and if there’s enough time, cut some material.
David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.
Contact: David Hays email@example.com
Whether you are a jeweler, wood maker, photographer, printmaker or videographer showing your work in the best possible light is key to selling and getting new “gigs”. Yes, you could find examples “on the fly” in your photo/video library or you could put together a compelling sequence that showcases your work, can quickly launched and tells your story visually.
These portfolios can be delivered via phone, tablet, YouTube or the web.
You already have the necessary tools on your computer to put together a portfolio “reel”. In this class you will learn everything you need to know to assemble your work into a professional presentation. We will focus on the tool and techniques using a variety of real world examples. After class you can put your knowledge into practice.
Topics to be covered
While this workshop focuses on Apple’s Keynote slide ware program, PC/Mac users who prefer PowerPoint can use similar techniques to achieve the same end results.
Ken Rothmuller has been shooting images since getting his first camera as a teenager. Later in life he had both a B/W and color darkroom before switching over to a digital workflow. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under some great mentors, including: Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Eddie Soloway, and Margo Davis.
Adobe purchased Ken’s digital asset management company (Fotiva / PhotoTablet) back in 2001. While working at Adobe as a senior computer scientist, he help shepherd and promote the initial, internal Lightroom development efforts as an important alternative to Photoshop for Photographers (and mere mortals).
Ken especially enjoys traveling with his camera allowing him to see new places more deeply, cementing memories and giving him the opportunity to interact with locals.
He has taught photo workshops and photography courses at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. You can reach Ken at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Come join your fellow BARN artisans and work on your current fiber arts project or come hang out. Your Host will probably be Olivia Hall.
Olivia is a writer, artist, and community member on Bainbridge Island, WA. She is interested in learning as much as she can in the fiber studio. You can frequently find her at a floor loom or behind a sewing machine.
You are welcome to attend any of the fiber arts open studios, regardless of the type of fiber project you have in mind. You never know where your next idea might come from!
Registration is not necessary.
FREE for BARN Members.
$20 Drop-in Fee for Non-members. Please bring cash or check made out to BARN.
Get checked out on the Woodworking Studio’s major power tools not covered in the Tools 1 safety class. This Tools 2 safety class may be taken without first having taken the Tools 1 safety class. Provided you have also attended our free Orientation to the Woodshop class, completing Woodshop Tool Safety 2 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time or in classes that have this as a prerequisite:
Instructor: Dave Roe
**This class is full but there is another class on Saturday, March 21. Click here to register.**
This skills class will set a strong foundation for learning new and more complicated knife cuts. There will be a review of proper knife care, and a short intro into the different types of knives available. The cutting portion will begin with getting to know your knife, mastering your grip, and knowing what to do with your guiding hand.
We will review a series of different cuts and techniques including squaring off vegetables, fine julienne, chiffonade, and small dice brunoise cuts. There will also be some demo of other cutting and butchery techniques. We will finish class by having you practice your newly mastered skills slicing and dicing your own filling to assemble and eat Fresh Thai Spring Rolls.
Meghan Males has 20 years experience in the Hospitality & Food Service Industry to pull from in teaching and mentoring students. After attending the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, she went on to work as a Chef in restaurants, hotels, and corporate dining throughout the Bay Area.
Some career highlights include being the Executive Chef for the opening of a Rick Bayless restaurant, feeding large numbers of employees as a Corporate Chef at Gap Inc., and most recently, working as the Event Coordinator at our very own BARN. Meghan has always had a passion for food and providing exceptional service, and she hopes to pass on some of the wisdom and techniques she has learned throughout her time in the kitchen.
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MIG or TIG #3 and #4 (or Advanced Skills)
This Combination Class for MIG or TIG Welding #3 and #4 is designed to efficiently let students complete either MIG or TIG #3 (Fabrication) OR #4 (Project/Practice) in the sequence leading to the use of the welding studio OR as a workshop for those wanting to work on more advanced practice and skills.. Students should have completed Introduction to Welding #1 and #2 or MIG or TIG.
This 2 1/2 hour class allows each student to design and work on a project of their choosing under the guidance of a professional welder. Your project should be the culmination of what you have learned in prior classes.
Bio:Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future.
If only one student has registered 72 hours before the class, the class may be cancelled.
In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.
Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.
“Vinegret” is a winter beetroot salad, which can be a side salad or a complete meal. Little cubes of cooked beets, carrots, potatoes and pickles make a great combination to have a substantial meal during winter.
Since vegetables were only harvested in summer and fall, there were ways to preserve the abundance for cold months. We will make quick fermented cabbage. It is not as sour as sauerkraut but still has all the benefits of fermented foods.
We will also pickle mushrooms that can be a perfect finger food when you have guests or crave a little savory bite.
Dashka Blyzniukova's passion for food started at an early age. Growing up in Ukraine in the 80’s where farm to table was a necessity and not just a fashionable trend. She has spent years working in various capacities in the food industry at home and abroad, learning and putting her knowledge to practical applications. Currently, she is creating meals for Bainbridge families as a personal chef and working with fermenting gurus at Iggy’s.
J. A. Jance is the author of mystery novels that include these bestselling series: the Seattle Police Department Detective J.P. Beaumont, Arizona County Sheriff Joanna Brady, former Los Angeles news reporter turned crime solver Ali Reynolds, and the Walker Family Mysteries.
In a one-session class, she will be showing how pieces of her life have been woven into the tapestry of her various stories and encouraging workshop participants to consider doing the same.
You may want to bring your lunch as we will break from about noon to 1 pm. You can eat and visit in the Commons during this time. A refrigerator is also on the lower level.
At age 39, J.A. Jance gave herself permission to start pursing her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. A quarter of a century later, with almost sixty books published, all of them still in print, she is living that dream and likes nothing better than to encourage others to do the same. Born in South Dakota and raised in Arizona, she makes her home in the Seattle area.
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In this one day soldering class: students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises, how to safely ignite a torch, and anneal (soften) and solder metals. During this class, students will be given the opportunity to work with both torches in the studio- the Smith Little and the acetylene/oxygen.
Instructor Bio: Sarah Jones is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a background in ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. Her journey into metal arts and jewelry started in a beginner class gifted to her by her family. Completely hooked, she continued to take every class available to her while also assisting teachers, shadowing and learning from some of the PNW’s best.
When she’s not in her studio making her own art or spending time with her family, she enjoys teaching students from 8 to 80 years old, passing on what she has learned to new metal art/jewelry enthusiast, introducing them to the trade’s skills and opportunities.
Sarahs current work can be viewed on Instagram @sarahjonesjewelry
No experience necessary. We will be on hand to help as needed.
Start a project, finish a project, or just play with wood and see what happens. We will have some extra wood available or bring in your own.
In this two day class, students will learn about precious metal clay and use it to make beautiful lentil style beads. In the 1st class, clay will be textured, embossed, or stamped, then cut, shaped, dried and assembled. Students can design for multiple pieces including earrings, pendants, charms, zipper pulls, etc. All pieces will be kiln fired between classes and ready for finishing in the 2nd class. Finishing will include polishing and basic wire wrapping techniques enabling students to wear their masterpieces home!
Instructor: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.
Are you ready to unlock the mysteries of yeasted dough, and gain confidence in the kitchen? We will start with a basic yeasted bread dough – focaccia enlivened with a simple starter. You will learn how to make a starter, how to work with and knead the dough, including shaping and baking. During the proofing time, we’ll make a simple Italian white bean soup, and you will also see a demonstration of Almond Biscotti. You will go home with soup, bread and biscotti for 2 to 4.
Instructor Bio:Instructor 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. Baking is her craft, and she is happy to share her knowledge and pass on the art of creating tasty treats.
**This special follow-up workshop is for the students who completed the February 1st and 2nd Nancy Klos tapestry class.** A registration code is required to register.
This Weaving Lab is an unstructured session where students who took the Tapestry Weaving Class at BARN in February can drop in with their samples and get additional help and pointers from Nancy Klos on tapestry weaving.
What distinguishes well-designed furniture? In part, that depends on what you want the furniture to do. Is it art? Or is it functional? Or both — or is that even possible?
In this four-session class, you will learn about design trends in hand-made and factory-made furniture, and how the materials available have shaped designs over the years. You will also learn about proportion, ergonomics, the psychology of shape, and the importance of understanding the properties of the materials you use.
With all that as the base, the instructor will discuss the process he uses to come up with designs that art galleries are eager to display. And he will guide you as you develop an original design based on what you have to work with — materials, skills, tools, workspace, budget. The process, if you follow the instructor's lead, will include hand sketching, a computer drawing using a program such as SketchUp, a physical model made of simple materials, and a work plan that includes the sequence of fabrication and assembly.
Instructor: Warren Pollock. Warren is a registered architect noted for his modernist designs. He worked for several design firms as well as his own over a 50-year career that began after he graduated with a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Washington in 1968. He designed houses, offices, multi-family, mixed-use and retail projects through Warren Pollock and Associates and later Warren Pollock Architect, both in Seattle. Interspersed were stints at MulvanneyG2 Architecture and Su Development, both in Bellevue, and Metrica Architects in Seattle, a firm he helped found that also had an office in Bogota, Columbia. After retiring from architecture, he became active in the BARN Woodworking Studio. Tables he built have been featured and sold at a local gallery.