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**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Share your woodworking successes and challenges and learn what others in the BARN woodworker community are doing in a new series of online meetings.
Scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of the month these sessions will usually begin with a small bit of prepared content, such as pictures of projects that members want to show, or interviews with local pro woodworkers, or tours of home shops — whatever content members of the group suggest. After the prepared content, we’ll have a chance to touch base on areas of interest with each other. You can ask technical questions, share lessons you've learned, suggest classes you'd like to take.
If you have pictures to share or a topic to suggest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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: Sallie Maron Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
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.
In this 90-minute seminar, participants will view 3 different home studio set-ups.
Lists of the most used tools will disclose what is a must have tool and what is a pass. Resource lists of tool providers and FaceBook groups for Jewelry tool sales will be available. Fire and health safety will be a focus of discussion.
Join us for the next class in this series: Torches for a Jewelry Home Studio on March 30th. To read more and register, click here.
Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as an award-winning jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with a high school jewelry class. After serving as a fine jewelry designer, production director, 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) She authored the 40 biographies for the book, Masters Gold, published by Lark Books in 2009 and served as technical author and associate editor for Art Jewelry Magazine. Nanz’s most recent publication, “ A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” for MJSA, received an Excel Award from AM&P in 2018.
Study with University of Washington Printmaking Professor Curt Labitzke. This exciting new class is designed for anyone interested in learning a variety of printmaking processes at home without a press using non-toxic, water-based materials. This is an all levels class, beginners encouraged!
Long before the printing press was invented artists and craft peoples have used direct printmaking techniques to express themselves and embellish their surroundings. In your own space you will learn how to use stencils, relief printing, rubbings, and direct transfer methods along with hand coloring and collage to create your own individual artworks.
No previous print or drawing experience is necessary. Students will be provided with a basic supply kit. This class will incorporate synchronous, live learning. Emphasis will be placed upon personal artistic development along with learning traditional craft skills and innovative contemporary drawing and print techniques. By the end of the third session each student should have several finished pieces suitable for framing.
Curt Labitzke is an associate professor of printmaking at the University of Washington. His work is represented at the Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island and La Bottega dell Acquaforte Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. Curt's work was included in the group of Seattle Regional Printmakers shows at Roby King Gallery in 2013 and 2014. He has shown in galleries internationally in Italy, France, Chile and Mexico.
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.
Haiga is an ancient Japanese art form that combines a Haiku poem with a very simple painted image, using pens, ink and a touch of watercolor. To start off the first of the two sessions, Haiga artist, Dorothy Matthews will introduce us to the world of Haiku poetry, chat a bit about the use of watercolor paints, then show examples of Haiga that will prompt you to exclaim, 'I can do that in my journal... or on our trip...or even in my yard!'...And you can!
The conversation will continue with demos, tips & hints, plus thoughts on approaches and resources. As the 1st session closes, participants will be encouraged to give it a try at home, and then show & share their Haiga creations with the group at the beginning of session 2 on March 12th .
An ‘around the house’ list of supplies will be provided in your registration confirmation email. These sessions promise to be lively - with comments, Q&As, creativity and laughter.
We will present Creative Conversations in a two-session format. The first session will be a presentation of recent work by a guest artist. The second session will be a group sharing of participant's work inspired by the presentation.
These events will be held each month on the first and second Friday of the month. The subject will change each month.
Participants are encouraged to gather the following “around the house” items to have handy for the first session of the Haiga Creative Conversation, as well as for the at-home creative challenge. Don’t fret if an item isn’t available: Innovation is the key word for these Conversations.
Dorothy Mathews has spent decades walking the art path with adults, in media that range from clay to watercolor. This journey led artist Dorothy to Haiga – an art form that uses minimum materials along with an open, creative mindset. Haiga relies on life experiences as well as artful, lighthearted observations of nature....which also describes Dorothy!
Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is.
You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.
Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Take the time to explore pick-up weaving in depth. This decorative technique goes well beyond the basics of plain weave on your rigid-heddle loom.
The instructor, Deborah Jarchow will help you understand and create 3-D weaves and textures in the structure in your woven fabric. Try lace, honeycomb, waffle weave, inlay, and more. After learning a variety of patterns and manipulations, see how the right finishing techniques make your patterns pop.
During the class, you will make a sampler scarf that examines these different techniques. Adventurous students can explore color variations and design modifications. If desired, the time between sessions offers opportunity for individual study and in-depth investigation of the process. Then we will discuss further pattern possibilities, share observations and questions, and chat about how to create pick up patterns on your own.
Deborah’s vast array of samples will illustrate the different ways these techniques can be used. After finishing your sampler, learn how to plan future projects based on the patterns you wove in class or some that you discovered on you own.
Homework: Warp the rigid heddle loom - put on an 82" warp of 48 ends, using a 7.5 or 8 dent reed. Use yarn that is about worsted weight, a solid color, smooth, non-hairy, strong and at least 2 ply. This will take about 115 yards of yarn. To warp you'll need a warping peg, sley/threading hook, clamps, 2 brown paper bags. It is important that you have exactly 48 warp threads!
Supplies: In addition to the yarn you warped with. you'll need about 100 yards of the same type yarn but in a contrasting color. You will be warping the loom again for the second week of class, so have the same amount of yarn available (115 for warp and 100 for weft - worsted weight, 2 solid colors, smooth, non-hairy, strong and at least 2 ply). 1 ball of bulky weight yarn, 1 ball of fuzzy yarn, 40 yards acrylic worsted weight waste yarn, shuttle, 2 pick up sticks appropriate for the size of your loom, manila file folder, scissors, tube from inside a paper towel roll, tapestry needle, tape measure, pins, notebook, post it notes, pen or pencil with eraser.
A limited number of looms are available for members to borrow for this class, but must be picked up in person. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Jarchow is a full-time weaver and artist who teaches and lectures on fiber arts, creates and sells wearable art, and exhibits her work at galleries and museums across the United States. Her commissioned pieces are held by churches as well as in many private collections. Deborah loves helping people discover the joy of weaving and during the past several years, has focused her teaching mainly on rigid heddle looms. Until recently, she traveled extensively to share her weaving enthusiasm and expertise. She is known as a generous teacher who makes weaving accessible and exciting to students of all levels.
Deborah is the co-author of The Weaving Explorer: Ingenious Techniques, Accessible Tools & Creative Projects with Yarn, Paper, Wire & More and has a new book coming out in 2021 that focuses on rigid heddle weaving.
Whether you’re sewing a hem, setting in a sleeve, or fixing a torn pocket, we all need to know how to do a little basic hand sewing. But why settle for basic when you can be extraordinary? Hand stitching can do more than just hold fabric together… it can dress up your seams, add visible stitches to your work, and add an extra WOW factor to any finished projects.
We have assembled 7 of the most common stitches used in hand stitching that will really up your game. These techniques are all 100% functional but also add an element of elegance and polish to your finished projects and give your off-the-rack wardrobe just a little special touch.
Supplies: Please have hand-sewing thread (Shibaguyz recommend: Aurifil 50 wt), embroidery thread, needles, and fabric swatches on hand to practice these stitches.
Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz, the inspired creators of Shibaguyz Designz studio.
The Shibaguyz’ award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of dozens of domestic and international publications. Together, the Shibaguyz team currently has over 300 published patterns and 11 books credited to their name since their first design was featured on a magazine cover in 2010.
Their fashion and portrait photography work can be seen in four of their books. They are sought-after freelance book-packaging designers, having created books for major publishing companies like Sterling Publishing, Leisure Arts, and Creative Publishing. The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 30+ years. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought-after teachers in both local and national venues like STITCHES Events, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and DFW Fiber Fest. They also have a wide range of online classes available from Blueprint and Interweave.
Shannon and Jason are proud ambassadors for Aurifil, Clover, BERNINA, Soak Wash, and the Daylight Company. They are working on a new book with C&T Publishing. Look for it in December 2020.
Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures in sewing, stitching, and crafting… so long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.
Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:
Pi Day —which can be found in nearly all areas of mathematics and physics—is known as a mathematical constant, meaning however big or small the circle is, its value will always be the same—roughly 3.14159.
This class offers an easy pie dough technique, which can be used for sweet or savory hand pies. Pi Day is a yearly celebration of 3.14 or March 14. These little pies are sized for 2 people to share and are quick to create. This class is appropriate for young bakers; less experienced might want an adult to assist. (Thank you to Anne Willhoit for the recipe.)
Please take 11 minutes before class to watch this video on an ingenious method for making pie crust.
Kate McDill learned to bake at the Surrogate Hostess on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The training included both traditional French pastry and breads, and American comfort goodies. She has also been a caterer. Kate is a founding member of BARN, and led the Kitchen Arts Studio in the early days; she has taught at classes at BARN. Baking is her craft, and she is happy to share her knowledge and pass on the art of creating tasty treats.
BARN is now offering a "Casting by Proxy" service to Members who wish to have their wax or 3d models cast.
Once a month, Members are encouraged to drop off their wax models or other objects for casting at BARN. Due to limited space in the kiln, you must register and reserve a spot to have your items ready for casting. Members are allowed 3 items max to be casted.
Reservations will close on Wednesday, March 9th. Please watch for the form emailed to you in your confirmation email. This will need to be printed and returned to BARN with your wax carvings by Friday, March 12. Your items will be processed next week at the live viewing.
A Casting By Proxy live viewing session will be held the third Wednesday of each month where you can watch your submitted wax models casted. To watch the next event on March 17th please click here to register.
Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and internationally since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.
Please click here to view a class being offered on Wax Carving Basicsbeginning on February 6 through the 7th.
Join us for the next class in this series: Torches for a Jewelry Home Studio on April 1. To read more and register, click here.
**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**
Registration has closed for this event. Please click join waitlist and if we offer it again, we will notify you.
Using two needles to create a piece works wonderfully with a symmetrical pattern. In honor of Valentine’s month, students will make a multi-layered bracelet with an X & O (kisses & hugs) pattern. Using two needles to combine crystal pearls, seed beads and crystal bicones in symmetrical layers is fun, fast and incredibly satisfying. The resulting piece is an absolute work of art!
In session one, basics of beading ~ setting up a space, tools needed and best practices for beaders ~ will be reviewed. Participants will learn the pattern of this basic stitch and how to manage two separate needles. Students will reinforce and gain comfort with this technique by completing an assigned amount of the project during the week before the last session.
Session two of exploring ladder stitch will begin with sharing personal successes and trials experienced to this point. Beaders will embellish their bracelets and add a simple magnetic clasp to finish their masterpiece!
Kits will include everything to make one bracelet. Please verify your mailing address when you register.
Students will need to supply scissors and a tape measure.
Class time is PACIFIC STANDARD TIME.
Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was intensive therapy for Chris and has been medically credited for helping restore significant brain function. Chris holds a PhD in classical piano performance and opera direction from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently on the faculty at Central Washington University in Ellensburg WA as a performance coach and collaborator. She has previously taught art workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.
Creamy, Cheesy, Rich and Filling. Mac and cheese can be eaten as a side dish or as an occasional meal in itself. (Please note we said occasionally). Come join us in the kitchen as we whip up a Shibaguyz favorite using a blend of FAB cheeses in an easy Mornay Sauce (impress your friends with the fancy term). This recipe makes plenty for a main entree or to have a nice side to go with dinner!
This is a live, virtual hands-on cooking class from the comfort of your own kitchen. The Shibaguyz will make cooking fun, interactive, as well as hands on. Follow along, ask questions, interact with others just like you would if you were in the BARN Kitchen.
Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of domestic and international publications. Over the past ten years they have developed a cult following with their “Fun Food Friday” cooking classes live on Facebook. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in local and national venues. The Shibaguyz live in Seattle with their three Shiba Inu who support their ventures… so long as there’s time for face rubbins.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
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 once BARN has moved into Kitsap County's phase 3 where a studio monitor or other member can help you.
Have you ever looked at a cake and wondered what magic spatula the cake fairy waved to get such perfectly smooth and straight sides? Christine Chapman, the creative force of Crumbs Cakery, will teach you how you can do it too in this online 2 day class. From the comfort of your home, you will learn the technique of icing a cake with perfectly straight and smooth sides and adding ganache drips to the top.
Day 1 - Bake a delicious chocolate cake and make swiss meringue buttercream.
Day 2 - Torte, fill and ice the cake and adding a flourish of buttercream rosettes and sprinkles will give your masterpiece the final touches.
This is a live, hands-on cooking class held in your kitchen via Zoom. This class is meant to be as interactive as it would be in the BARN Kitchen. Participants will learn how to make a deliciously beautiful drip cake from scratch.
To ensure delicious results, every participant will need the items listed below.
Ateco stainless steel bench scraper (the handle and blade need to be completely flush. No attached wood or plastic handle please)
Ateco open star piping tip
1 6" foam core cake board
Christine Chapman has 20 years of cake decorating experience. She is the owner of Crumbs Cakery, a custom cake studio on Bainbridge Island. Christine is a self taught cake artist and opened her shop 6 years ago on the island. Her work is known for its realistic art projects (dragons, robots, superheroes, etc ) and has been featured in numerous magazines. Check out her Instagram account crumbs.cakery to see her latest work!
Learn how nature can help unlock your writing process and feed your writing, inspiring not only your work, but your life.
In this class, students will:
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.
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
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Celebrate Pi Day (3.14) with the BARN ETA studio!
Raspberry Pi is a core part of digital making. A small circuit board that is a full-fledged computer, you can use it to learn programming or make incredible things. A Raspberry Pi Zero costs a mere $5 while the most powerful version costs only $35.
"Taste of Pi" will serve up some fun show-and-tell, let you interact with the projects made by studio Pi enthusiasts and talk to the makers.
Projects range from basic to really cool. We're still finalizing the menu, but here are some possibilities cooked up by studio members:
New to Raspberry Pi? Come check it out. Don't know what to do with your Pi? We have lots of ideas. Can't figure something out? ETA is a great place to be.
Raspberry Pi is a product of the UK-based Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity that works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world, able to solve the problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future. For more info visit https://www.raspberrypi.org/
This event will be presented via the Zoom video conferencing program. 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
Contacts: Doug Salot ETA Studio Lead at email@example.com
(Raspberry Pi logo by Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33471924)
Join us for this demonstration introducing viewers to the Lost Wax Casting Process. BARN is now offering a "Casting by Proxy" service to Members who wish to have their wax or 3d models cast. All are welcome to join this free online event.
A Casting By Proxy live viewing session will be held online each month. BARN Jewelry Studio monitors will perform the multi-task process of Lost Wax Casting into metal of wax carvings, 3d print outs, organic materials, or other non-toxic models that have been submitted to the Jewelry studio.
Please click here to view a class being offered on Wax Carving Basics beginning on March 27 - 28.
This is a private class for Bainbridge Island Women's Club members only. This class is not open to the public.
Private Asparagus Risotto Cooking demonstration for the Bainbridge Island Women's Club.
Chef Marcela Sandoval served as BARN’s Kitchen Studio Lead from 2019-2020. She has been teaching and volunteering at BARN since 2017. Before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2016, Marcela spent 18 years accompanying her diplomatic husband around the world. She has lived in China, Zambia, North Korea, Nepal and Tanzania.
Growing up in South Texas, Marcela’s culinary roots are with traditional Mexican cuisine. She is Cordon Bleu trained, worked in restaurants in DC and Beijing, sold gelato in Lusaka, ran a tapas bar in Pyongyang, trained restaurant staff in Kathmandu and taught cooking to students from Tanzania to Bainbridge Island. Marcela’s life experiences are reflected in her cooking.
During this 2 session class, students will learn the structure of the tunnel book. This book will have four pages between two folded concertinas that create the tunnel. The pages are decorated with collage/rubber stamping/painting/sketching. Once the ‘tunnel’ is finished we will make a cover for it with book cloth or paper.
Bettina Pauly is living in San Francisco as a book artist and working as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She teaches book arts and letterpress workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Bettina studied at the Academy of Art University San Francisco in the Book Arts and Letterpress program under Chris Rolik and Macy Chadwick. In addition she took classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book, taught by Mary Laird, Julie Chen, Shawn Sheehy, Michael Burke and Kitty Maryatt.
She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing. Bettina is one of the 2016 artists for the small plates edition at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She is a member of the Hand Bookbinders of California and the Moveable Book Society.
Her work can be found in library collections national and international and she was featured in the following publications: ‘500 Handmade Books’, ‘Good Mail Day’, ‘1000 Artists’ Books’, ‘Thread Loves Paper’, ‘Newsletter for the Movable Book Society, Ed Hutchins’, ‘Movable Book Society cover interview with Ann Staples, 2015’ ‘Bound & Lettered’, Volume 17 Number 2
The Writers Studio is delighted to welcome award-winning author Bonny Becker to our series of Third Thursday events. This will be a wonderful opportunity to be part of a conversation with Bonny about her writing life, her books, or wherever else your questions take her.
In this two-session Friday Fiber Fun, you will learn several embroidery and needle felting skills. In the first session you’ll design and embroider merit badges with your own colors and design ideas to to acknowledge and celebrate your own skills and special qualities.
In session 2, you will add personalized needle felted details to your clothes in bright patterns and unique creations. Needle felting can be added to felt hats, knitted jackets, wool coats, gloves, and other items of clothing.
Registration will close on Monday, March 15th at 3:30 pm (PST).
This class is for ages: 8-14
Kit cost: $20.00 (Included in the registration fee). So that you can choose the colors you’d like to use, you will be picking up your kit at BARN. You will receive an email on March 16th when and where to pick up your kit. Please watch for this email.
Supplies you'll provide: Scissors, paper, and something to sketch with, plus one or two items of clothing you would like to embellish.
Setting up your Zoom and work area: Arrange your computer on a table or desk so that you can see the screen and the instructor and other participants can see you. You'll need enough flat workspace to lay your project out to work on it--about 12" x 18" should be enough, but be sure to give yourself plenty of room to create!
Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member on the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.
Think back to the last time you picked up a movable card. You moved the mechanism back and forth, soothed and satisfied by the movement. You wished there was a collective noun for movable cards. Well, there is! Join seasoned paper engineer Shawn Sheehy in building A SATISFACTION of seven movable mechanisms that demonstrate a wide range of movement possibilities.
All you need is a simple set of hand tools, a short stack of materials, and an interest in engaging with technical paper mechanics. And to dial up the satisfaction quotient, you'll bind your collection into a tidy sample book. This class will be technical, and very, very... satisfying. All levels are encouraged.
Each session will have a one hour break. The session will begin at 10:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time) and go until 12:00 PM then there will be a one hour break. Class will resume at 1:00 PM.
Tools and materials to have on hand:
Shawn Sheehy is an artist with a love of ecology who enjoys exploring such themes as interconnectedness, adaptability, and evolution. Passionate about pop-up books, he works sculpturally with the book format and has presented numerous workshops on pop-up engineering across the country.
An Elder of the Suquamish Tribe, Ed has been the subject of many films, books, and articles. In addition to being a master basket weaver, he is a canoe builder and skipper, a totem pole restorer, and a cultural teacher. Ed is a Creative Resident at Bloedel Reserve in March 2021.
Ed first learned to weave baskets from his great grandmother, Julia Jacob of the Suquamish Tribe, when he was just 15 years old. After his grandmother passed away in 1960, and after some years away from weaving, he returned to it in 1969 and has been weaving ever since. He has learned to make a wide variety of artifacts including the open weave burden basket, straight and crossed warp clam gathering baskets, clothing, and hats. His materials are the bark, limbs, and roots of the western red cedar, beargrass, sweetgrass, wild cherry bark, cattail and horse tail root.
Many who have studied with Ed have gone on to become master weavers and cultural educators in their own communities.
This event is free and will be streamed on Zoom.
Bloedel Reserve is a 150-acre public garden on Bainbridge Island focused on horticulture, stewardship, creativity, and well-being. Bloedel's Creative Residency program welcomes artists for three-week stays to develop work in their discipline connecting creativity & the environment. BARN is delighted to partner with Bloedel Reserve to bring you this creative learning opportunity.
Join artist Roni Gross where we will be exploring a variety of artists and their approaches to collage. Students will experiment with several techniques designed to generate new relationships between the materials chosen to work with. What you collect gives clues about the colors, textures and subjects that interest you.
Materials to have on hand:
Roni Gross is a book artist whose work is in the collections of The Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale and many other public and private collections. She runs Z'roah Press which produces limited edition sculptural books.
Right off the pages of our newest book, Boro and Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection is the Rectangle Wrap Vest. This iconic piece is not only simple to make but it is flattering on every frame and figure. Join us for a make along as we take you step by step through the process of making this boro vest with sashiko embellishments. We’ll start with measurements to ensure your finished project fits perfectly, then move on to the basics of stitching and even give you our tips and tricks for FAB finishing details on the hems and armhole binding that will give your final garment a professional finish.
This class meets for instruction for two hours on March 22, April 19th and May 17th. There is a check-in to share progress and ask questions for one hour on April 5th and May 3rd.
This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. 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
Shannon and Jason are proud ambassadors for Aurifil, Clover, BERNINA, Soak Wash, and the Daylight Company.
Make a stand for an iPad, cell phone or cookbook in a class designed to inspire and equip you to use easily available materials to make simple things for your home — even if you are an absolute beginner and your only shop space is a kitchen counter or table.
The instructor, who is passionate about demystifying tools and sharing her love of woodworking with students at all levels and ages, will show you how to substitute a few clamps for the vise on a dedicated woodworking bench so that you can safely and accurately cut pieces to shape. You will learn fine points of measuring and marking, then progress to cutting two kinds of woodworking joints — a through-tenon and finger joints. You will be able to use these techniques later to build projects such as benches and boxes.
Included in the materials fee:
What you will need to supply:
You will be responsible for supplying the following tools and supplies, some of which you may already have. Shop for the others at your local hardware store or order online. If you need to buy everything, the total will come to around $80, before tax and shipping, if you order via the links below. It's fine to substitute similar tools from other manufacturers. If you are not sure whether a tool you already own will work, please email a picture to the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, please set up your work space before the class. If you will be working on a table or countertop, have thin cardboard, such as the back of a writing tablet, to protect the surface. Also have a desk light or other concentrated light source so you can see pencil marks clearly and show your work during the class to get help from the instructor.
Instructor Bio: Beth Ireland earned her undergraduate degree from the State University College at Buffalo and an MFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has been running her company, Beth Ireland Woodworking, since 1983. Her business provides woodworking with a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning. Ireland has been involved in a traveling art/craft project entitled Turning Around America since 2010. She also teaches the 3-month Professional Woodturning Intensive at The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship. She lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
During this class students will explore cutting stencils from a variety of materials and then how to apply pigments of different colors to the stencils to create forms. We will look at various examples of Pochoir and discuss how the technique can be used in book art.
Join other teens for an evening of connection and creativity, from your own home! Meet up with your friends or make new friends in breakout rooms with hands-on crafts and games. You won’t need any special materials except typical things you would have around the house.
BARN is excited to collaborate with other local organizations including BIMA, Kitsap Regional Library and Boys & Girls Club to offer this evening of activity. Check back closer to the event to see what specific activities will be offered. At the beginning of the event you will be able to select your breakout rooms of choice.
Those who register by 7pm on the night of the event will be entered into a drawing for some great raffle prizes, including Starbucks gift cards & YETI mugs! Must be present at the Teen Night to win. Prizes will be mailed after the event, so be sure to enter your full mailing address in the registration process.
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Questions about Teen Night? Contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 or email: JessH@bainbridgebarn.org