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The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting.
The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice
You can register at anytime even if a session has passed.
A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.
Studio Lead: Mary Sloat Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
Studio Lead: Mary Sloat Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
Join artist Susan Callan and other fellow artists who have traveled, kept journals en route, and didn’t leave the urge-to-art at home. Perhaps the art was an annotated menu, an adorned map, a hurried sketch of a stranger on a train, or a full-page of paint to capture a unique scene. Art stirs the traveler’s memory to re-live that moment, and the trip. Years later, it draws readers in, providing a time capsule – in art and words.
A travel journal can start with either bought or handcrafted books; it can be slim and sparse of content or bursting with your experiences. They are all priceless treasures.
Bring your favorite ‘artified’ travel journal to the Conversation. Bring questions, or tips you’ve picked up along the way. We’ll all be enriched by each other’s efforts.
The challenge between the 1st & 2nd session? Just for an afternoon, be a tourist in your own neighborhood. Create one or two bits of art. Bring them to life with a few well-chosen words. Build on your past AND the Conversation’s first session. We’ll show & share results in the 2nd session...and, wish everyone a Bon Voyage d’ART on their next trip.
These sessions promise to be lively - with comments, Q&As, creativity and laughter. Don't miss it!
The first session will be a presentation of recent work by the guest artist. The second session will be a group sharing of participants' work inspired by the presentation.
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These events will be held each month on the first and second Friday of the month. The subject will change each month.
If you've already taken a wood lathe sharpening class at BARN and want to refesh your skills, this class is for you.
The instructor will review how to sharpen gouges according to BARN protocol. You will also get advice about how to sharpen other tools (e.g., skews, parting tools, scrapers). If you want to practice on on your own tools, you are welcome to bring them.
Instructor: Jamie Straw
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Join Sol Peñafiel, professional chef and a cheerful native of Spain, who will teach us how to prepare four traditional tapas from her home studio in Barcelona. In addition to teaching the class, Sol has prepared a short video taking us shopping with her at her local market. She will discuss the history of the foods we are preparing and a terrific explanation of wines of the region and how to pair them.
This class is being conducted on Mothers Day. Treat yourself or a special friend!
The class will include recipes, procedures, cooking tips and techniques as well as information about the history of these dishes. A shopping list will be in your registration confirmation email if you would like to cook along with the chef.
Sol Peñafiel has been around cooking and home-based cooks all her life. She believes a strong social life revolves around cooking and eating, and for her that is the delicious foods of Spain. As an international language instructor, Sol has lived in several different countries, including the United States and France. As a mother, she introduced her sons and their friends to healthy, varied, and new foods since they were very young. Today, they are adventurous eaters and good cooks. She currently runs a cooking school in Barcelona.
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 treat. Your instructor will work with you while we all prepare together! Join instructor, Kate McDill, for our monthly bake-alongs!
This class offers a delicious and unique riff on classic pie dough: it’s made with rye flour and dark beer. This galette is a perfect appetizer or light supper when served with a salad and toasted bread. We bet that after this class you will want to plant some Swiss Chard in your garden!
Registration will close on Sunday, May 9th at 5:30pm.
About the 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. 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.
Share your woodworking successes and challenges and learn what others in the BARN woodworker community are doing in a new series of online meetings.
Scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of the month these sessions will usually begin with a small bit of prepared content, such as pictures of projects that members want to show, or interviews with local pro woodworkers, or tours of home shops — whatever content members of the group suggest. After the prepared content, we’ll have a chance to touch base on areas of interest with each other. You can ask technical questions, share lessons you've learned, suggest classes you'd like to take.
If you have pictures to share or a topic to suggest, please email email@example.com.
Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild for 2021 will focus on Lace Weaves. BARN is sponsoring watch parties for each episode. We will break the episodes into two viewings, reserving 90 minutes per viewing. You will be sent a zoom link one day prior to each session. We will gather online and through the magic of screen sharing, watch the episode and chat as we view them. You must be a subscriber to the JST guild, per agreement with Jane Stafford. We hope to be back in the studio at some point, and will set up a "hybrid" model, allowing some to come into BARN and others to watch on-line.
2021 Viewing Schedule
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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.
This date is for a BETA class for internal BARN invitees.
We are holding this class for the public on Wednesday, May 26th. You can register for that class by clicking here.
In this 90-minute class you will get hands-on practice in capturing video of your home studio practice on your cell-phone. We have found sharing images improves the online class experience for everyone when class attendees can find and use these functions of their smart-phones. For teachers to be able to really coach your technique in online classes, they must be able to see your practice. Learn easy ways to transfer a photo or video to a laptop or desktop computer (Apple or PC) for sharing in the Zoom classroom. How-to work this digital magic will be demonstrated and practiced in this class.
This class is for internal BARN invitees. You have been emailed the registration code to register for this class.
You will be emailed a Zoom link one day before the class start. Please watch for this email.
Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and internationally since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.
A whole food plant-based diet is a proven health winner! Sometimes the barrier for people to adopt this way of eating can be figuring out how to prepare simple yet delicious, healthy meals without spending the day in the kitchen. Chef Nancy Travis will teach you that meal prep, kitchen organization and careful shopping is the answer. There is no “one way for everyone” approach as each household has its own requirements for space, preparation time and the amount of food needed. Join plant-based chef Nancy Travis as she gives you her best tips for creating an individualized plan for quick, simple, everyday, whole food plant based meals that work for your family's needs.
Please Note: Foods will be determined by Nancy the day of the second class (depending what she needs to prep for her family) but recipes and resources list will be emailed after the class to all who attend.
In this first session (no cooking) you’ll go through Nancy’s kitchen (virtually) where she will show you her fridge and kitchen storage and discuss ways to set up your own kitchen for success. This includes information about kitchen essentials like appliances, equipment, pantry staples, containers, and tips for saving time. Nancy also offers ideas for food storage for your veggies, grains and beans, with an emphasis on keeping things fresh and ready to go! Nancy will go over different ways to prep meals depending on your family size and available time, and, how to think about creating meals in the most healthful way. Conversation will also include eating for weight loss and weight maintenance (usually fairly easy once on a plant based diet!).
Session 2 (note this session starts at a different time than first session):
The second session will be cooking and prepping demonstration where Nancy will put together a variety of foods to be used for meals or meal components. You’ll gain ideas for easy ways to put together prepped foods to create delicious meals for your family. Learn healthy cooking techniques such as no oil sauteing, and roasting and a demonstration of both. Nancy also teaches you the benefits of and about instant pot cooking and air frying.
Foods will be determined by Nancy the day of the class (depending what she needs to prep for her family) but recipes and resources list will be emailed after the class to all who attend.
During class there will be time for questions and discussion about meal prep as well as how to maintain a healthy whole food plant based diet.
Nancy Travis has studied and cooked whole food plant-based for over 25 years. She co-owned a vegetarian fast food restaurant chain in the 1990s and recently had a grab-and-go cafe on Bainbridge Island. Currently her business Sukhi Kitchen provides vegetarian and vegan personal chef services and kitchen coaching to Bainbridge Island families. Nancy has been teaching plant-based classes at BARN for the past three years.
Instructor: Mike Morgan
This class date is for a BETA class for internal BARN invitees.
We are holding this class for the public on Thursday, May 27th. You can register for that class by clicking here.
This 90-min. class will focus on Basic Zoom Screen Share skills. Links to tutorials and step-by-step on using this option will be demonstrated and practiced multiple times by class attendees. For teachers to be able to really coach your technique, they must be able to see your practice. Having good control of these skills will enrich your class experience.
Fusion foods are found in every corner of our lives today, even the old standby of Fish & Chips was developed as a fusion food, combining Jewish, French, and Belgian cuisine. When Shibaguyz first tried Kimchi Fried Rice with Kalua Pork they had no idea it would be something so special that they learned how to make it themselves just so they could have it whenever they were overtaken by the craving to have it! Just think of it… the tart bite of the kimchi mixed with the rich, salty/smokey, savory flavor of the slow roasted pork. All mixed up together with a savory sauce over perfectly fried rice then finished with a topper of a soft poached egg that breaks and drizzles its yolk-y richness throughout the dish as you take your first bite.
If this makes you wish you had your own big bowl of Kimchi Fried Rice with Kalua Pork, join the Shibaguyz on Zoom LIVE from their home kitchen and they will take you through the steps of making this craveable perfect fusion of flavors for yourself… or your family if you are willing to share!
This is a live, virtual hands-on cooking class from the comfort of your own kitchen. The Shibaguyz will make cooking fun, interactive, as well as hands on. Follow along, ask questions, interact with others just like you would if you were in the BARN Kitchen.
Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of domestic and international publications. Over the past ten years they have developed a cult following with their “Fun Food Friday” cooking classes live on Facebook. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in local and national venues. The Shibaguyz live in Seattle with their three Shiba Inu who support their ventures… so long as there’s time for face rubbins.
Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:
If you’ve ever wanted to make any of the beautiful geometric patterns found on Japanese fabric, this is the class for you. We provide the tools to teach you the basic motifs and techniques, which you can later apply to your own alterations, textile beautification, quilting, and, of course, visible mending.
Session 1 - HITOMEZASHI SASHIKO ESSENTIALS - 2 hours
Welcome to the world of "One-Stitch" Sashiko! Sashiko, the Japanese hand-stitching technique for patching and reinforcing fabric, is the hot “new” trend in crafts and fashion. Hitomezashi Sashiko creates beautiful geometric patterns, and we'll teach you the most essential motifs, which you can later apply to almost any and every project!
Session 2 - MOYOUZASHI SASHIKO ESSENTIALS - 2 hours
Welcome to the fluid lines and complex designs of Moyouzashi Sashiko! Join the slow stitching and visible mending movements with this Moyouzashi Sashiko class. Moyouzashi – a version of the sashiko running stitch that is worked in curves or straight lines to create beautiful motifs representing traditional images from Japanese art such as waves, coins, and repeating geometric patterns — is a perfect addition to fabric alterations, clothing enhancements, and especially, quilting.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
You should know how to thread a needle without poking out an eye.
Supplies you'll need:
This workshop qualifies you to take our summer series of 2-hour advanced Sashiko classes. Each workshop is stand-alone and has a separate sign-up. Enjoy a summer of in-depth exploration of Sashiko!!!
Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers domestic and international publications and their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. The Shibaguyz have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including Complete Crochet Course – the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.
The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 20+ years. With their mastery of subjects from crochet and knitting to photography, spinning, sewing, and quilting, their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues such as STITCHES Events, Houston Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN). They also have a wide range of online classes available from Craftsy and Creative Spark Online. The “edu-tainment” experience of a class with the Shibaguyz will leave you informed, empowered, and in stitches (see what we did there?).
Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures as long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.
* This class has prerequisites. Please see below.
Interested in being a safety monitor in the Woodworking Studio at BARN? This two-session class will explain the safety monitor program and the responsibilities of the shop monitor.
Session one will cover BARN and woodshop policies, safety of users, safe operation of tools, woodshop systems including lighting, dust collection, cleanup, and opening and closing procedures for Open Studio. Session two will go into detail on the safe operation of several of the more complex tools including the SawStop table saws, band saws and wide-belt sander. Monitor candidates must also authorize a background check and shadow an experienced monitor on a shift before they are approved for the position.
Monitors must be BARN members and should be able to volunteer an average of one three-hour shift each month.
Monitors are not paid but they may use the studio when the shop hasn't been reserved for other events, such as classes, shop maintenance times, or scheduled community service projects. Identify these times by checking the online Woodworking Studio calendar or the printed calendar posted at the entry to the studio. Monitors must work in pairs.
This class is free but please register so we know how many to expect.
Instructor: Jeff Williams
Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within the shop and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range from serving as safety monitors to helping on Maintenance Mondays.
Instructor: Jeff Williams
*** This class is for ages 21+ Only.***
This is a Beta class offered to invited BARN studio volunteers, staff, and Board. We are offering this class to the public on Friday, June 25th. To register please click here.
Join Stephen Schreck as he takes your taste buds on a journey through the Salish Sea. Students will learn about the science and art of eating oysters on the half shell as well as learn how to shuck them and make a classic mignonette to accompany these seafood delights! To top it all off students will also learn about what are the best wines to accompany oysters.
What’s on the menu for this fun Oyster Happy Hour at the BARN Kitchen:
Oysters on the half shell with Mignonette
From Eleven Winery: Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc
Let’s indulge in what makes the Puget Sound such a special place. We are blessed to be in the Salish Sea that provides us with some of the best shellfish in the world. Take your taste buds on a journey with Stephen Schreck as he provides some background on oyster restoration, how to shuck oysters,, make a classic mignonette and of course indulge in some complimentary local Eleven Wines.
Please note this class will be a hands-on class held in BARN's Kitchen Studio with appropriate social distancing. Masks will be worn during instruction and hands-on cooking.
Stephen Schreck has a background in Marine Restoration. He moved to Bainbridge Island in 2017 to work with Puget Sound Restoration Fund. It was there that he gained an intimate knowledge of the Salish Sea and assisted with marine restoration projects. Turns out that this special place needs some assistance in restoring Olympia oysters, the Pinto Abalone and of course kelp!
Stephen founded Salish Sea Greens, a food company focused on offering sustainable kelp based foods, pop-up oyster bars and private dinner parties. Today, he also works with Eleven Winery as the sales manager and has an intimate knowledge of local wines and the wines that pair best with sea foods.
Instructor: Don Johnson
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.
Required: 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.
Class size is limited to 4.
Contact Doug Salot: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
How clearly can you see your own work? In this class, you’ll learn how a professional developmental editor evaluates the “big picture” effectiveness of a novel—including plot, characterization, setting, pacing, and craft—and how to apply that same perspective to your own work. We’ll explore specific questions you can ask as you’re re-reading your work, exercises to help you see your work from a fresh perspective, common issues that trip up writers, and a few tips and tricks to help you tackle revisions. This is also a valuable class for anyone in a critique group who wants to provide clearer feedback to their writing partners.
Beth Jusino is a publishing consultant for both traditional and self-publishing authors, with almost 20 years of experience helping writers navigate the complicated space between manuscript and final book. A former literary agent and marketing director, she’s the author of the award-winning The Author’s Guide to Marketing and has ghostwritten or collaborated on half a dozen additional titles. Beth is a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, a regular speaker for Seattle Public Library’s #SeattleWrites workshops, and has taught at writers’ conferences across the country. Visit her online at www.bethjusino.com or on Twitter @bethjusino.
If you've already taken at least one woodturning class at BARN and want to renew your safety practices and gouge skills, this class is for you.
The instructor will lead a brief overview of the lathe and how to mount stock,
then review how to present the gouge and prevent “catches.” Once you feel comfortable, you will be able to practice turning some shapes on wood that BARN will provide. The focus of this class is on turning between centers, not making bowls.
Instructor: Kevin Kelly
Join Chef Reed Dunn for a virtual, hands-on cooking class (via Zoom) to make Dairy-Free Pesto and learn A Trio of Salads that feature the herbaceous creation. These salads use seasonal ingredients and are perfect for family picnics, meal prep for the week ahead or as a side for your weekend barbecue. Participants will learn to make Reed’s signature Dairy-Free Pesto and use it to make Pesto Potato Salad and Asparagus & Butter Bean Salad. Reed will also demonstrate a third salad, Pesto, Peas & Pasta (Reed may need to just demonstrate this last dish as class time allows).
Chef Reed Dunn is an award-winning home cook and founder of Pesto & Potatoes, a food blog centered around creating healthy recipes with a pescatarian flair. His love of cooking started as a child growing up in small-town Kansas and has been fostered in recent years by his passion for the Whole30 program and the benefits he found through creating meals and recipes that are centered around seasonal ingredients. He has been featured on New Day Northwest and Clean Eating Magazine. Find Reed’s blog atpestoandpotatoes.com, or follow him on Instagram and Facebook @pestoandpotatoes.
This refresher class is designed for BARN woodworkers who answer "yes" to any of these questions:
The class is intended as a conversation, led by two studio managers. It will include:
We are scheduling multiple sessions of this class. If your first choice of date and time is full, please select another. If no class still has room, please join the waitlist for one of them so we can try to schedule an additional session. If the scheduled times don't work for you and you want to request a class at a different time, please email email@example.com.
Instructors: Marvin Crosland and Jamie Straw
If you've already taken at least one bowl-turning class at BARN but want a refresher after the long closure, this class will help you renew your gouge skills and safety practices.
The instructor will give a brief overview of the lathe, show how to mount stock and review the sequential steps needed to turn a bowl, including mounting
and re-mounting, how to present the gouge and how to prevent “catches.” Once
you feel comfortable, you will be able to practice on stock that BARN will provide.
To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
Woodshop Tool Safety 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time and in classes that require certification in these tools:
Sit down with Carol Cassella for a conversation about her work in which she explores lives touched by addiction, malpractice, immigration, and tragedy. She’ll be joined by Amanda Mander of the Writers’ Studio Steering Committee.
Madhavi (Madhu) Prakash holds a Masters’ degree in Botany and is very passionate about learning and teaching about plants and foods. Growing up in India her family not only considered food an important source of nutrition but as Sacred. Her Mom and Grandma were amazing cooks and she learned from them the most traditional and authentic recipes and techniques. The women of her family were raised with the knowledge of identifying food as medicine and cooking accordingly. Food and cooking have always been Madhu’s passion. She has conducted several Indian cuisine classes and is also vegetarian so cooks using fruits, veggies, lentils, grains, seeds and dairy.
Instructors: Michael Gunderson and Mike Gearheard
Instructors: Tad Lhamon, Mike Rehder and Jamie Straw
Are you looking to delve into selling your work, or bolster a business that may have slowed over the last year? This class is designed to support artisans and others who are looking to hone their business skills particularly in the area of product packaging, pricing & promotion. Experienced business consultant Stuart Walton will share information and guidance on how to create a practical one-page business plan in a changing marketplace. He’ll touch on business licensing and legal structure as well as other steps you can take to become an even more organized business owner. After a presentation there will be time to ask questions and get individualized advice. We hope this workshop will help you take your business to the next level!