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**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
So you want to write a novel? Or you’ve written 40,000 words of a novel, and suddenly find yourself stuck. Or your stories are interesting but lack a real plot.
Michele Bacon is here to help. Over the course of two Saturdays, she’ll put you to work on developing a compelling protagonist, raising the stakes, and plotting your manuscript. Come with a full story idea or with only a desire to write a novel. You’ll leave with clear direction and a plot waiting to become a manuscript.
The two sessions will include brief lectures, hands-on workshops, one-on-one discussion with Michele, and some partner work with other students.
Michele Bacon is the author of contemporary young adult novels Antipodes and Life Before. Her work focuses on families, friends, and the complicated relationships therein. When she’s not writing, Michele loves skiing, playing tabletop games, traveling, and dreaming of travel. She’s visited all 50 states and dozens of countries, always eager to hear people’s stories and immerse herself in other cultures. Wherever she goes, Michele enjoys helping writers find their voices and tell their stories. And she loves coming home to Seattle, where she lives with her partner and three young children.
Whether you are doing a live Zoom class that you want to supplement with pre-recorded video or posting a video to the web, this class will teach you how to create engaging instructional video content. This class is targeted towards beginners with little or no video experience. Minimal additional gear and software will be required. Your iPhone camera will serve as the recording device and iMovie will be used to stitch clips together.
Unlike making a vacation or event video, instructional videos generally involve additional content types, such screen shots, screen recording, graphics, voice overs and video overlays. You will learn how to capture and incorporate all these different types of media into your finished piece.
The last session will introduce more advanced gear and software for those who want to take their videos to the next level.
This is a learn-by-doing class. Assignments will encourage you to put the lecture content into practice by developing a full featured, short instructional video piece.
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.
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
**This is the Online version of Open Studio**
Check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out via Zoom.
A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given.
Registration is mandatory. Free to all but please register. You will be sent an email to the email account you used to register with that has a link to join this Zoom online open studio.
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.
Missing the comradery of the Metal Fabrication’s open studios, or have a fabrication challenge? Until Kitsap County gets approved for Phase 3, please join us via Zoom in BARN’s Metal-Fab Studio for its first Online Open Studio.
The plan is to join a Zoom meeting every other Wednesday at 6:30 for a couple of hours to talk about and work with metal fabrication projects. Do you want to observe how to bend something in sheet metal? Can do. Want to observe how to weld up some chunks of aluminum or steel? No problem. Noodling out how to machine some metal or plastic to specific form or dimension? We’ll figure it out together.
Monitors will be onsite at BARN with cameras and answers. Hope to see you then!
Given we are still maintaining physical distancing, why not use this time to go out and flex our shooting muscles? Each virtual walk will have a title prompt to focus your shooting. We will all get together via Zoom to get guidance, share our work and get feedback.
The prompt is: “Fall is Coming”
There will be two sessions.
Now - go out and start shooting!
Perhaps after a few photo walks we can have BARN to showcase our work in an exhibit on our Media Arts landing page.
This class is intended for those with a basic working knowledge of Fusion 360. It is the first in a series of topics we plan to offer that dive a bit deeper than the basics. Parametric Modeling is a powerful paradigm that allows you to modify your model without edits. Examples include changing the length, width, height, thickness, and diameter of model elements or the entire model.
Instructor, Mike Schrempp will show you where to find parameters, how to write equations using them, how to get rid of ones you no longer want, assigning parameters within sketches, functions, and he’ll answer that nagging question: "why is my name/equation still red?" Students will use their new knowledge to make Allen wrench handles. If you like your handle, you may want to visit one of our Virtual Open Studios and ask how you might 3D-print one.
MIke Schrempp is enjoying retirement after spending 39 years in the design and development of computers. He’s done product development, mechanical part design, engineering management, and architected servers used in big data centers at Amazon and Microsoft. Now he enjoys making things -- from wood, plastic, metal, food, and Python code -- and showing others some of the tricks he’s learned along the way.
ETA Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
This class is an easy and simple approach to Tuscan cooking focusing on uncomplicated and good food that will impress your family and friends. Working online from his kitchen, Bob Ross will be creating four classic Tuscan dishes with you. The recipes will be sent several days in advance and with procedures to be ready to cook when the session begins. Basic kitchen knowledge is suggested. Come ready to cook, learn, taste and enjoy. This is a live, hands-on cooking class held in your kitchen via Zoom and meant to be as interactive as it would be in the BARN Kitchen.
Participants are encouraged to bring friends or family in at the end to eat what has been prepared and discuss the class. The recipes used are generally geared to serve four individuals.
We will be employing the ‘mise en place’ approach in this class which is a French culinary phrase basically means everything in its place and ready to go when we begin the class. It will be important to have read and be familiar with the recipes before class and have ingredients measured out ahead and all necessary cooking utensils at hand and easily accessible. This will allow all of us to cook and enjoy at relatively the same pace.
The menu is as follows:
A Late Summer Tuscan Dinner
Classic Handmade Pesto
This will be served with the gnudi
Ricotta and Spinach Gnudi
Gnudi is a first cousin to gnocchi but considered much more traditional to Tuscany
Sweet Peas with Onions and Pancetta
Option here is for participants to drop the pancetta if wanting to be a vegetarian meal . . . still good!
Panna Cotta with Blackberry Sauce
For the equipment and ingredients list please click here.
Bob Ross is a landscape architect, garden designer and inspired home cook who has traveled to and worked in many places, absorbing local cultures, history and terroir. A Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, he spent a few years in North Africa working on a project that afforded opportunities to travel and explore Europe, eventually leading to a passionate connection with central Italy, its people, food, and gardens. He shares a unique perspective that blends simple Tuscan cooking, renaissance gardens, and ornamental terracotta.
BARN's Kitchen is pleased to welcome The Shibaguyz to share their creative spirit and love of food to create a deliciously simple loaf of bread, something that has become something, seemingly, unattainable to the everyday person.
The Shibaguyz are here to tell you that you do not need a masters degree in chemistry to make great bread. Nor do you need to buy mixes from those professional food accounts on social media to create YUMMY loaves of Instagram-worthy bread.
In the spirit of carrying on that family tradition, the recipe we're about to share with you is ridiculously simple since it takes all the work out of making the bread. Namely the kneading. This recipe will produce a delicious loaf of bread with a crunchy crust with no kneading at all!
We know there are dozens of no-knead recipes out there. This particular recipe is a version that we have worked on refining over the past 6 years and we can tell you, it works. Even if you are terrified at the idea of making bread, give this recipe a chance.
This is a live, virtual hands-on cooking class from the comfort of your own kitchen. The Shibaguys 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.
Rapid Rise Yeast (or 1 packet of rapid rise yeast)
Honey (or molasses)
dried fruit and seeds
sundried tomato pesto
fresh thyme and rosemary
refrigerator with enough space for the bowl
large spoon for stirring
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.
The Inkscape SIG (Special Interest Group) is focused on users of Inkscape for laser cutting and engraving. It is open to anyone interested in kibitzing with other inkscape enthusiasts. Each month may have a specific topic or just a discussion of current interest.
Bring your questions each month and your expertise in Inkscape. This will be a great way to broaden your skills and the skills of the community.
Hosted by Clayton Baber
Please join us for this free event! The Jewelry Online Connections (JOC) is an informal way for us to gather and share. After we have a chance to say “Hi” and catch up with each other, we’ll get right into our monthly topic.
Later in the session, you’ll have an opportunity to share a project that you’re working on, get feedback on a design, or get advice from the other participants on how to solve a technical challenge.
We welcome your suggestions for future topics. If you have a topic that you’d like to host, let us know! Send your ideas to email@example.com
September 30th: Setting Up Your Home Workspace
Co-hosts Chris Stanley and Joan Hammond
Want to start making your jewelry at home but can’t afford the setup of your dreams? Come Zoom with Chris Stanley and discover some low-cost options and must-haves to set up your home work space. Chris’s first set up was a table in his bedroom in his parents’ house, his second one was in a closet in his first apartment. “Wherever I have been, with a small toolbox and a few supplies, I can whip out a piece when I need to. You can too.”
Topics covered: torch options; basic toolkit; soldering setup; pickle; how to polish without a buffer.
This session will conclude with an invitation to participate in The Hand Medal Project. This project offers a way for the jewelry-making community to show our appreciation for the healthcare workers who have risked their lives caring for people during the pandemic. For complete instructions, including a template for cutting out the medals, please go to https://handmedalproject.com/en/index.html Come to the session with a medal or two already made, or get inspired by what the other participants have made!
Instructors: Chris Stanley and Joan Hammond
Please note that this class will only be held at BARN if Kitsap County has been approved for Phase 3. We will notify you a week before if we are not and a full refund will be issued.
This hands-on introduction to BARN's Kitchen allows participants time to work through a recipe, be trained on various pieces of equipment (ovens, induction burners, Kitchen Aide mixers, and/or food processors), as well as, orient themselves to BARN's Kitchen. BARN's Kitchen is permitted by the Kitsap Health Department. This requires food novices to become familiar with appropriate methods of food preparation for public consumption, storing food and kitchen cleanliness. These standards will be reviewed and practiced as a part of the orientation production.
Picture courtesy of pexels.com
The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting.
The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice
Studio Lead: Sallie Maron Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
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.
In this casual and informative 90-min. session, BARN’s Facility Manager, Darryn Achall, will walk you through the Video equipment available to BARN instructors. Vocabulary and the function for each piece of equipment used in online teaching will be demonstrated. Darryn will provide examples of how different Tech set-ups can work for different craft needs. You will also learn how you can access this equipment for your online class.
Darryn Achall has worked in facility management for 30 years. He has a BS in Software Development. He currently works as Facility and Technology Manager at BARN. He has worked on side projects for website development and open source software. Darryn has been involved in photography and videography as an amateur for 20 years. He especially enjoys underwater video while scuba diving. Darryn has a studio set up at home where he and his wife stream online whole food cooking classes. When the need arose for BARN to acquire equipment for online classes, he was designated as the person to lead this effort. Darryn is eager to assist all BARN instructors in getting the equipment setup that they need for streaming live classes or video online.
DATE: Evening of Monday, October 5
TOPIC: Compare and Contrast: Wax Working Tools
HOST: Nanz Aalund
Working with wax is much easier when you have the right tools. BARN Jewelry Studio has electric wax pens to work with but a small investment in the right tool will allow you to work at home - easily. So, which tool is good for you? Join the Jewelry Studio for this Jewelry Online Connection session to learn about 4 different hot wax tools (electric and otherwise) and how to use them.
Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980s. 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 Silver Medal in the national AM&P Excel Awards, in 2018
Create a unique book form – a small, intriguing book, nestled in an old box. As the accordion “book” is lifted out, it tells a story in pictures and words. The pictures are ones you have taken or found; the words are from your imagination or just-perfect quotes. The results may be a series of creative dreamscapes; or perhaps a glimpse of a story ‘til now untold; or even a memory of a special event. It all works together to become a special and irresistible ‘book’ that will be read, re-read, and treasured.
In the first of two short, 1½ hr. online sessions, you’ll be guided in creating and presenting your book’s theme, idea sequencing, and story-telling, as well as preparing your repurposed box and an instructional video on making the accordion book to fit. You will have access to the video from home during the week between classes. In addition, there will be ample, emailed handouts to help you through the at-home work of getting your own story and pictures organized and into the book, and then personalizing the box.
The second session will address any questions; offer workable solutions; provide examples for finishing touches to the box; talk about a colophon; and, at last-but not least, we’ll take time to show and share each creative Book-in-a-Box made in the class.
In gratitude to our members for their continued support during the closures, BARN is offering all classes for free to BARN members through December 2020. Members are still responsible for paying materials and mailing fees, where applicable. If a class is full, please add your name to the wait list in case a space opens up or we are able to offer another class. Check our calendar frequently as more classes are being added each week!
Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
Susan Callan, an instructor of Book Arts at BARN, teaches classes in creativity –cleverly disguised as all things book. She dove into the world of Book Arts during a life-junction about 30 years ago, and never looked back. She continues to be a student, even as she teaches – consistent with her passion for sharing acquired knowledge. The hallmark of her classes is the magical interaction between being creative and having fun.
This month's Bake Along: Buckwheat Banana Bread
Do you like to bake but are gluten free? Baking can be one of the more challenging aspects of following a gluten-free diet. This is a perfect opportunity to get together each month and learn to make a seasonal gluten free dessert in the comfort of your gluten free kitchen. Dharma Cafe chef/owner Katalin Gyorgy will be sharing and guiding you through some of her favorite recipes while you work alongside, via zoom.
A shopping list will be shared in advance with participants prior to class. Please watch for these emails.
Each month on the second Friday of the month, we will feature a new gluten free recipe. This is a live, hands-on cooking class held in your kitchen via Zoom and meant to be as interactive as it would be in the BARN Kitchen.
Katalin Gyorgy has lived on Bainbridge Island for 6 years now and has been keeping her momentum in the art of healing with yoga, body work and creating nourishing, healthy plant based meals. At an early age she learned the art of cooking from her Hungarian grandmother, giving her a deeply rooted Eastern European foundation. This has evolved into creating from her heart and utilizing an intuitive approach. Her interest in food grew as her need for life with a whole health approach.
In February of this year she opened Dharma Cafe located inside Dayaalu Center. Her repertoire is broad and diverse. Katalin is looking forward to sharing skills with you and for you to grow your cooking interests and offerings as she has done. Visit livingyourdharma.com to learn more about the cafe and Kat’s offerings.
Years ago, our great-grandparents made beautiful quilts using a technique known as English Paper Piecing. Prior to the mass production of the sewing machine and the emergence of long arm quilting machines, quilts were made by using paper templates and scraps of fabric. First, individual pieces were made, then those pieces were assembled into larger quilt blocks. Finally, the individual blocks were sewn together by hand to create the final quilt. Lucky for us, traditional sewists and quilters have kept this elegantly simply and portable quilting technique alive so we can share it with you.
For this workshop, our quilt blocks are inspired by the work from the hands of our grandmothers. Mary’s Garden block is based on a wall hanging Shannon’s grandmother, Mary, made for them before they left for college. That same wall hanging has traveled with them for all of these years and has hung on the walls of every bedroom in every apartment and house since and currently hangs in the Shibaguyz’ home in Seattle. Virginia’s Star block is based on a quilt block that was part of a collection of blocks found under a mattress after his grandmother passed away. Initially held by Jason’s aunt, some of the blocks were passed to his mother and, finally, to Jason. The block is now framed and hangs on the wall of the Shibaguyz’ home in Seattle.
Session One:We’ll start off with Mary’s Garden block and cover two types
of basting and two ways to sew the blocks together. Order of operation is key here and we’ll give you the skills you’ll need to complete Mary’s Garden block and start on Virginia’s Star.
Session Two:You should have at least one of your blocks finished by the start of class. For day 2, we will teach you two ways to appliqué the blocks onto a fabric backing for display. We’ll also show you examples of how to expand your blocks into larger arrangements to make wall hangings or quilts.
Supplies students need to have on hand:
Kits provided by the instructor will include:
Paper piece templates for both quilt blocks, fabric for both quilt blocks, sewing needle, Aurifil 50 wt thread, Wonder Clips, glue stick
Kits will be mailed to participants 10 days before the class. To ensure you receive your kit in time, registration for this class will close on Monday, Sept. 28th.
Meet the instructors:
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.
**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 where a studio monitor or other member can help you.
Agents report that they’re flooded with more queries and proposals than ever before, even as publishers cut back the number of books they produce each year. How can you break through the noise and get your project noticed? This workshop with Beth Jusino will help you step back and see your fiction or nonfiction work through fresh eyes and a business-based perspective. We’ll identify the things that make your work unique, marketable, and irresistible to publishing gatekeepers, and then with lots of examples and time for practice and personal feedback, we’ll work on verbal “elevator pitches,” one-paragraph hooks (great for query letters), and the dreaded synopsis. (This is also a valuable class for self-publishing writers who want to pitch their books so that readers pay attention.)
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.