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Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you will find an unmatched selection of original hand-crafted items. The Bazaar opens Friday, November 20 at 10:00 AM at Bazaar.BainbridgeBARN.org .
This is the first time that the Bazaar has been held online – usually it is at BARN on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year you will have until December 15 to make your selections.
Remember that most of these items are one-of-a-kind and will be removed from the site once they have been purchased.
All the items offered at the Bazaar were made by BARN members. Each participating member has their own “store” within the Bazaar site. All proceeds, less taxes and administrative costs, go directly to the artisans.
All purchases will be picked up at BARN via curbside pickup. Pick one of the available times at least 4 days after your transaction, drive in front of the BARN facility, call the number out front and we’ll bring your purchase out to your car.
Questions? Contact our Membership Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 206-842-4475
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.
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. Just in time for the holidays! All levels welcome.
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.
The Perfect Gift genuinely connects gifter and giftee.
What better gift (at any time) than a book you have made, and filled with shared touches, such as a joyful memory photo - an appropriate quote - a note of gratitude, and so on.
In this three-session class, you'll make a simple, hard-covered accordion book with variations and additions, as well as unexpected surprises to delight a reader.
Session 1: You will be given instructions using the kit mailed to you.
Session 2: You have the option to join a question/help session from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
By the end of the 3rd session, you will have transformed this cell phone-sized book into an adventure for that special recipient.
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.
During this two-hour workshop, participants will discover the multiple facets of papercutting by making their own samples of different techniques. Learning basic principles of designing with full and empty shapes, each student will explore adapting pictures they collected to papercutting. Tips and tricks will be shared. We will start the class with a presentation of the art of papercutting, then we will make one exercise outlining what papercutting is and how it can be used. Then each participant will choose an image to adapt to papercutting. It can be a digital copy of a photograph. Other ways to use papercutting with colors, dimensionally and theatrically will be discussed. Tips, tricks and resources will be provided.
Supplies you will need to have on hand:
A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
Béatrice Coron papercuts stories to create public art, artist books, wall art and animations. Born in France, she lived in Egypt, Mexico and China before moving to New York and starting her artistic journey. Her Manhattan studio is the base of all her papercut experimentations. Watch her TED talk here. Or visit her website at beatricecoron.com
Masking and revealing is essential to story telling and will be played with to create a stage from a cereal box. Looking at historical forms of Japanese and Victorian paper theaters we will explore news ways to tell a story with cut papers as an unique artist book. Participants will learn different techniques of papercutting and how to design a stage for a story to develop. Stop animation, video inclusion and live performance will be discussed. Tips, tricks and resources will be provided.
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!
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. Just in time for the holidays!
Learn how to use basic and more complex embroidery stitches to render text and drawings. Rethink embroidery as a narrative tool. Experiment with embroidering on paper and fabric of different thicknesses and textures. Stitches will include: running stitch, backstitch, split stitch, couching, satin stitch, French knots, chain stitch & seed stitch.
If you would like to take the Part II class offered next week, it is recommended that you have these basic embroidery skills (backstitch, satin stitch, chain stitch) before registering for the Part II class. We will review some basic stitches in Part II; the precise stitches are dependent on the students and their needs. For Embroidery class Part II, click here to register.
Materials to have on hand:
Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-born and based artist intersecting textiles, text, performance and community education. She has exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Design Atlanta; Wyckoff House Museum and Old Stone House, Brooklyn; Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, NYC; Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ; South Bend Museum of Art, IN, among others. Iviva is an educator for the New Museum and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and is a faculty member of SVA’s MFA Art Practice program. She holds a BA in French Language and Literature/Psychology and an AAS in Textile/Surface Design.
Review basic stitches and learn complex, decorative embroidery stitches. Learn how to apply stitches to delineating text. Discover tips for transferring images and text onto fabric. Experiment with stitching on different surfaces — paper, fabrics, plastic.
Consider embroidery from many angles — a mending tool, a letter-writing tool, a drawing or painting medium, a technique for meditation.
Stitches will include: review of some basics (French knots, chain stitch) plus others at student request
New stitches: plain weave on and off the fabric/page, blanket stitch, pinwheel stitch, interlaced backstitch, interlaced chain stitch
It is recommended that you have basic embroidery skills (backstitch, satin stitch, chain stitch) for Part II. We will review some basic stitches in Part II; the precise stitches are dependent on the students and their needs. For the all levels Embroidery class Part I, click here to register.
This exciting new follow-up/next level class is designed for anyone interested in continuing to make prints at home without access to a printing press using non-toxic, water-based materials. In your own space you will learn how to make multiple color/multi-layered prints using direct printing techniques first presented in the beginning course (held on Dec. 1 and January 2nd).
We will cover designing and creating a print that is built up in layers, printed more than once, using monotype, relief printing and drypoint methods. We will also cover the use of registration systems and tips on using color as a means of personal expression, choosing a pallet, mixing inks and paints and a bit of history about pigments. Emphasis will be placed upon personal artistic development. Students will choose their own subject matter and work in whatever size/scale fits their needs.
All classes will be live via Zoom to include technical demonstrations and group discussions. Everyone will be provided with a supply kit prior to the first class containing a variety of water-based inks and materials. Looking forward to seeing you there. Keep on printing.
Suggested materials to have on hand:
This all-levels introductory workshop will cover 4-hole stab-binding then proceed to noble stab-binding. In this traditional binding style, originated in East Asia, stitching serves to fasten pages with the beauty of geometric patterns. Examples of artists' books (old and new) using related techniques will be shown to demonstrate further possibilities.
Chang Yuchen is an artist and educator based in New York. She was an artist in residence at MASS MoCA (North Adams), Offshore (Sabah), MAD Museum (New York), Bananafish Books (Shanghai) and Textile Art Center (Brooklyn). She has shown/performed her works at UCCA Dune, Taikwun Contemporary, Abrons Art Center, Para Site, Salt Projects, Assembly Room and etc. Yuchen teaches through Center for Book Arts, Printed Matter, Asia Art Archive in America, CUE Art Foundation and more.
Join these cheerful critters in wishing someone you love a Happy Valentine's Day! Each of the three mechanical cards features a traditional movable structure that's been adapted to accommodate the weight of cereal box chipboard. You'll build a simple wheel, a simple pull, and a wheel/pull combination. All you'll need—aside from the cereal boxes—is some colored paper, glue, and some simple tools. All levels welcome.
Tools & Materials students will need:
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.
This advanced level workshop will cover tortoise-shell stab-binding and hemp-leaf stab-binding. In learning these two intricate binding styles, participants will experience the rhythm of repetitive stitching patterns. Examples of artists' books (old and new) using related techniques will be shown, students will be led to discuss the relationship between a book’s binding style and its content.