Print & Book Arts

    • Tuesday, January 10, 2023
    • Tuesday, March 07, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR011023VD
    • 0
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    Collage photo courtesy V. DavisonA creative, multimedia approach to enhancing old, abandoned prints can extend the life of unfinished prints.

    About this Class

    New ways to continue working on old prints are demonstrated with the intention of taking risks in order to let go of judgment and results. Additional layers of paint, pen and ink, drawing, stamping, sewing, water-colored pencils, water-color crayons, and collage are encouraged.

    The additions to your print need to be taken from your own work. Stamps need to be your own design. Please do not bring any decorative papers or magazines.

    Details

    Class discussions and demonstrations center on methods and materials used in the creative process. The instructor and students are encouraged to offer material suggestions or share what they bring when appropriate.

    This is not a formal class; instruction will not be given. We share techniques and our work.

    Materials

    Supplies Provided

    • Glue
    • Mat medium
    • Ink for printing
    • Printmaking tools
    • Some types of paper and collage materials

    Supplies Needed

    • Notebook for taking notes.
    • Bring whatever materials you think you’ll want to supplement BARN materials listed. For example: acrylic paint, sumi inks, crayons, colored pencils, graphic pencils of a particular kind, scissors you like using, stencils, drawing pad, etc.


    Details:

    Instructor:

    Virginia Davison - While she began her artistic career in college as a painter, she found her voice carving plaster by graduation. For the next 25 years, Virginia carved alabaster and marble and became an avid gardener, working the land around her two-acre parcel on Bainbridge. After her two kids graduated college, she reinvented herself again by taking classes at Pratt in collage and printmaking. Her years since 2007 have been devoted to these art forms. She has shown her work locally at the Bainbridge Library, Grace Church, Blackbird Bakery, the Big Art Studio on Day Road, and the BARN Bazaar.

    • Saturday, January 28, 2023
    • Sunday, January 29, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR012823DA
    • 1
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    Photo courtesy D. Endean


    Shellac Plate printmaking is a low-tech and versatile technique for creating etching-like intaglio prints as well as subtly textured collographs. Through demos and lots of hands-on work we will create and print plates using shellac on an illustration board matrix. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the wide range of effects that can be achieved with shellac plates to express their own visual ideas and aesthetic. 

    Some printmaking experience is useful but is not necessary.


    Supplies Needed:

    • Apron or smock. These are also available to borrow in the studio.
    • Sketchbook or notebook - any size or type
    • Optional: any etching tools or mark making tools that you like to use; any specific reference imagery you like to work from


    Details:

    • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
    • A $35 materials fee is included in the price of the class.
    • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Dawn Endean

    Dawn Endean has been making art for over 40 years and works primarily in the disciplines of printmaking and painting. She has exhibited extensively in the Seattle area including at Davidson Galleries; Shift Gallery; the Jacob Lawrence Gallery; the Columbia City Gallery; the Schack Art Center in Edmonds; The Island Gallery on Bainbridge Island; The Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend and Mighty Tieton in Tieton, Washington. Her work has also been shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA; the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA; the Turner Print Museum in Sacramento, CA; and Gallery 25 in Fresno, CA. She has studied printmaking at Northern Illinois University, Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and in San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca Mexico. Endean has taught Printmaking at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, The BARN on Bainbridge Island and at FEAST Art Center in Tacoma. She is represented by Columbia City Gallery in Seattle, WA, (www.columbiacitygallery.com) and by 1+1=1 Gallery in Helena, MT (https://1plus1is1.com)

    • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
    • Friday, February 03, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR02023CS
    • 4
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    block prints photo courtesy C. SchoenbrodtJoin us as we design, carve, and block print our very own personalized Valentine's Day cards.

    About this Class

    Design and carve a heart relief block to print for your very own Valentine's Day card(s). You can make multiple cards with just one heart, repeating hearts, and maybe even partner with a fellow classmate(s) to share each others’ blocks, creating a design mash-up–the artists’ version of exchanging Valentines. We will be using a block substrate that is much easier on the hands than linoleum or wood can be, so hand strength shouldn’t be an impediment. Join us!

    Details

    • Registration closes Jan. 28 
    • Bring a lunch. We have a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.

    Project

    You will design, carve, and print a Valentine's Day card or cards. 

    Materials

    A $20 materials fee is included in the cost of the class. 

    Materials students should bring:

    • Gouges (handles and blades)*
    • Sharpie(s)*
    • X-Acto knife and #11 blade*
    • Glue sticks/glue dots/double-stick tape*
    • Smooth paper to print on*
    • Sketchbook/paper and pencils
    • Apron
    • Comfortable shoes
    *Supplies will be available in the studio, but students can bring their own gouges, papers, card stock, and other supplies if interested.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Christa Schoenbrodt is founder and owner of Studio Haus, a thriving design studio for more than 25 years. Much of Christa’s career has involved paper so it’s only natural that it’s also part of her personal exploration of art. She is motivated by a curiosity to explore various forms of media and a pursuit for beauty. A question she often repeats to herself starts with “What if…” and ends with a new creative outlet. She can be found experimenting her way through mediums of paper sculpture, printmaking, and fiber arts - at times individually and, at other times, all at once. She loves being a member of the BARN community!


    • Thursday, February 02, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR020223EB
    • 0
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    Learn how to use the C&P Tabletop Press and set wood type and ornaments as we make a run of Valentine's Day cards.

    About this Class

    You will use wood type, ornaments, and/or cuts to create your design. We'll then go over locking the type securely in a chase and how to load it into the press. After printing, you'll trim and score your prints to letter size. Envelopes will be included and we will be trading prints, so you will go home with an assortment of your, and your classmates' work.

    Details

    • Registration closes Feb. 1. 
    • Please bring a lunch. We have refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.

    Project

    You will create a variety of letterpress Valentine cards.

    Materials

    A $10 materials fee is included in the cost of the class. 

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Eli Backer is an artist, composer, and engineer who works in a wide range of media and is constantly making. A Bainbridge native, she holds an MFA in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a bachelor's in computer engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Her work can be found in the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Books Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, and at the Fleet Library in Providence, R.I. She finds setting type and working with the presses quite meditative.


    • Saturday, February 04, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR012823KA
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.Linocut by Kathy Anderson


    With your introductory level of linocut printmaking skills in your tool-box, it’s time to take it to the next level! This class  explores several linocut printmaking techniques you can use to create multi-color relief prints.


    Techniques explored in this workshop:

    Jigsaw Printmaking:

    • Using one linoleum block to create multi-color prints by cutting the block into sections, inking each section individually, and then piecing them back together to run through the press.

    Multi-Block Printmaking:

    • Using more than one linoleum block to create multi-layer prints.

    Registration Techniques:

    • Learning how to make sure your blocks and paper line up perfectly!

    • We talk about several techniques and use Ternes-Burton pins for registration.

    Selective Inking Techniques:

    • Inking different colors on one block

    • Rainbow rolls and gradients

    We will carve on unmounted ‘Battleship Gray Linoleum’ printing blocks and printing on Somerset Satin paper with Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash inks.


    Materials Needed:

    • All materials will be provided.
    • Bring a simple design to use for this project. The blocks will be six inches square, so design to fit that size (or play with some pre-made designs we have at BARN).

    Details:

    • Please bring a lunch. We have a kitchen on the lower floor next to the Print & Book Arts studio with a refrigerator and microwave.
    • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

    Instructor Bio:

    Kathryn Anderson -  An artist, printmaker and Tacoma resident, Kathryn studied at The Art Students League in Manhattan, N.Y., and was a Fine Arts Printmaking major at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. She sells her work internationally and is represented by two galleries in Washington state.

    She is most inspired by the natural world, and many of her works show the influence of her gardening, bird watching, and excursions into the wild.

    Kathryn’s work focuses mainly on printmaking, specifically linocut and etching. This work is her passion.

    Website (Portfolio): https://www.ktastudio.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathy.traxler.anderson

    • Wednesday, February 08, 2023
    • Thursday, February 09, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR020823CS
    • 7
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    Valentine’s Day is coming so let’s create paper sculpture(s) for yourself or that special someone in your life.

    About this Class

    Use quilling and paper sculpture to create hearts and/or flowers that can become wall hangings, garlands, or ornaments. It’s up to your imagination!

    Small-scale paper sculptures are the focus for this class. Lightweight papers are easiest to work with and shape but we can also explore some lighter cover stock.

    Details

    • Registration closes Feb. 1. 
    • Please bring a lunch. We have refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.

    Project

    You create hearts and flowers for wall hangings, garlands, or ornaments using quilling and paper sculpture. 

    Materials

    A $15 materials fee is included in the cost of the class. 

    Some of these will be available for the class but bring your own if you’d like:

    • Papers from your collections (old book pages, letters, printmaking rejects, photo copies, etc.) (optional)
    • Beads and/or rhinestones or other embellishments (optional)
    • Thread(s) and string (unwaxed and/or waxed)
    • Scissors and an exacto knife
    • Needles
    • PVA glue and glue stick
    • Paper creaser/folder(s) (also called a bone folder)
    • Ruler
    • Paper punches if you have them (optional)
    • Small, shallow cardboard boxes (jewelry boxes are good) (optional)

    Prerequisites

    Fine motor skills, good vision, and a love for paper are all that are necessary.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    Christa Schoenbrodt is founder and owner of Studio Haus, a thriving design studio for more than 25 years. Much of Christa’s career has involved paper so it’s only natural that it’s also part of her personal exploration of art. She is motivated by a curiosity to explore various forms of media and a pursuit for beauty. A question she often repeats to herself starts with “What if…” and ends with a new creative outlet. She can be found experimenting her way through mediums of paper sculpture, printmaking and fiber arts—at times individually and other times all at once. She loves being a member of the BARN community!


    • Friday, February 10, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
    • 29
    Register

    Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for a free evening of art, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. We'll have pizza and snacks and you'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry making, metal working, and more - every month is a different lineup. Come with a friend or come on your own and meet new friends! 

    Teen Night is so popular that we're now requiring registration to ensure that there's enough food and activities for everyone!

    Details

    • This is free but please register to save a spot.
    • Fill out a minor permission form . 
    • Teen nights are for students 7th-12th grade.
    • Registration closes when the registration limit is reached. 
    • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
    • All teens will be asked to sign in and confirm emergency contact information upon arrival. 
    • Some studio activities may require masks. 
    • Closed-toed shoes are required for all Teen Night activities.
    • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
    • For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
    • Questions: Contact Sarah Jones at BARN at 206-842-4475 x224 or email: [email protected]

    We're grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for their financial support so we can offer this event for teens in our community!  

    • Saturday, February 11, 2023
    • Sunday, February 12, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR021123ML
    • 5
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    Artist book photo courtesy MJ Linford

    Discover ways to generate ideas and how to use bindings and structures to express them.

    About this Class

    Learning different book structures and bindings is fun and satisfying. But sometimes we want to move beyond the blank book and incorporate meaningful content. This workshop will help you find ways to generate ideas and ways to incorporate them into different bindings.

    We begin with some simple exercises, using writing and idea prompts. Then we edit and winnow them down to their essentials and look at different bindings and structures to express those ideas. Time permitting prior to the workshop, you receive some simple tasks via email to provide some initial fodder to work with.

    Details

    • Registration closes Feb. 4. 
    • Please bring a lunch. We have a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.

    Project

    Students complete the workshop with several simple book structures with content, and ideas for books of their own.

    Materials

    • A $15 materials fee is included in the cost of the class. This includes a box, all paper parts and decorative paper.
    • Materials provided also include rubber stamps, stamp pads, colored pencils, Fabriano Artistico hot pressed watercolor paper, colored card stock, double-stick tape, basic tools, and cutting mats. The instructor will supply pre-cut die pieces and patterns.

    Class Policies

    Instructor

    MJ Linford has been an artist for over 50 years, and has been binding books for most of those years. She made her first bound book at age 16, and still has it in her collection.  MJ has had extensive training in bookbinding, pop-up and movable structures, both at the University of Washington and a variety of seminars, workshops and courses over the past 40 years.  Her limited edition books are in libraries, museums and private collections all over the United States. Examples of her work can be seen at www.badgirlpress.com.

    • Saturday, February 18, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR021823KA
    • 3
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    Linocut examples photo courtesy K. AndersonFor those who have completed beginning and intermediate linocut printing, it's time to build on those techniques.

    About this Class

    Now that you have learned the basics of linocut printmaking and learned some new techniques in the intermediate class, it's time to have some FUN!

    We will review some of the previous techniques and explore some new paths. You can choose which of these listed techniques you'd like to explore.

    These techniques will be reviewed:

    • Jigsaw printmaking: Using one linoleum block to create multi-color prints by cutting the block into sections, inking each section individually, and then piecing them back together to run through the press.
    • Multiblock printmaking: Using more than one linoleum block to create multi-layer prints.
    • Registration techniques: Learn how to make sure your blocks and paper line up perfectly! We will talk about several techniques and use Ternes-Burton pins for registration.
    • Selective inking techniques: Inking different colors on one block, and Rainbow rolls and gradients

    Additional techniques to be explored: 

    • Printing on other substrates: T-shirts and tea towels (bring a pre-washed T-shirt, tea towels will be provided); printing on different papers (generously provided by St. Cuthberts Mill and Legion Paper!); and chine collé.

    Project

    • We will be carving on unmounted ‘Battleship Gray Linoleum’ printing blocks (and some easy-cut).
    • We will be printing on Somerset Satin paper with Cranfield Caligo Safe Wash inks (and some other papers for variety).
    • We will be printing with two types of fabric ink.
    • We will be printing on T-shirts and tea towels and different papers.

    Materials

    • All materials will be provided except T-shirts.
    • Bring some simple designs that you would like to use for this class. The blocks will be 8"x10," so design to fit that size or smaller. Search some examples on Google keywords “Jigsaw Linocut” and “relief printing.”

    Prerequisites

    Class Policies

      Instructor

      Kathryn Anderson is an artist, printmaker and Tacoma resident who studied at The Art Students League in Manhattan, N.Y., and was a fine arts printmaking major at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. She sells her work internationally and is represented by two galleries in Washington state.

      She is most inspired by the natural world, and many of her works show the influence of her gardening, bird watching, and excursions into the wild.

      Kathryn’s work focuses mainly on printmaking, specifically linocut and etching. This work is her passion.

      Website (Portfolio): https://www.ktastudio.com/

      Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathy.traxler.anderson

      • Saturday, February 25, 2023
      • Sunday, February 26, 2023
      • 2 sessions
      • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR022523VD
      • 1
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      Print by V. DavisonBegin the process of gaining fob access to the Print Studio with this class for beginning printmakers or those who need a refresher.

      About this Class

      This is a thorough introduction to the process and tools essential for becoming a printmaker and using the studio.

      During the first session, learn the steps and tools for setting up a work station, using and caring for the Takash Press, working with Etching (oil-based) Inks, where to find materials such as paper and brayers (small hand rollers), and cleaning up. The instructor will demonstrate the essential tasks necessary for a new student to understand and feel comfortable using the studio and its equipment requirements.

      In the second session is a time to ask questions about process, and practice what was demonstrated in the first session.

      This class is open to all who are interested in learning to become a printmaker, or for someone who needs a refresher course after being away from Printmaking for many years. It is also geared to be specific to printmaking in the BARN Print Studio. It is a required first step towards fob access and becoming qualified to work independently in the studio. This class does not cover any training or information about the Book arts or Letterpress studios. These other two studios have their own comprehensive introductory classes.

      The next step is practicing during Open Studios until skills in the Checklist for Printmaking can be demonstrated. Monitors are available in open studios to answer questions and help new students, and make the final call about when you're ready for independent, fob access. You can sign up for open studios as long as you need, until you feel ready for fob access.

      Project

      This is a skills class to be able to use the studio independently.

      Materials

      Any materials needed will be provided.

      Prerequisites

      None

      Class Policies

      Instructor

      Virginia DavisonVirginia Davison began her artistic career in college as a painter, and upon graduation, found her calling in sculpture, specifically stone carving. Starting in 1980 and for the next 25 years, she worked mostly in alabaster and marble. While raising her two children she also found time to garden; after all, this is Bainbridge Island, a garden paradise. Once her kids graduated from college and launched their careers, Virginia began taking classes at Pratt Art School in Seattle, in both collage and printmaking. Since 2007, Virginia has devoted herself to gardening as well as collage and printmaking. She has shown her work locally at the Bainbridge Library, Grace Church, Blackbird Bakery, the Big Art Studio on Day Road, and the BARN Bazaar.

      • Tuesday, February 28, 2023
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR022823VD
      • 7
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      Join other printmakers. book artists, and letterpress artists sharing and discussing your work. 

      About this Class

      Come share your work and get inspired by other printmaking, book arts, and letterpress artists in our community! All levels are welcome. Bring two or three pieces of your work and be prepared to talk about your process and answer questions about your work in this safe and supportive atmosphere.

      Both BARN members and non-members are welcome. Artists of other disciplines also are invited to come to observe and enjoy the artistic talent of our local printmakers.

      Class Policies

      Instructor

      Virginia DavisonVirginia Davison began her artistic career as a painter in college, and upon graduation, found her calling in sculpture, specifically stone carving. Starting in 1980 and for the next 25 years, she worked mostly in alabaster and marble. While raising her two children she also found time to garden. Once her kids graduated from college and launched their careers, Virginia began taking classes at Pratt Art School in Seattle, in collage and printmaking. Since 2007, she has devoted herself to gardening as well as collage and printmaking. She has shown her work locally at the Bainbridge Library, Grace Church, Blackbird Bakery, the Big Art Studio on Day Road, and the BARN Bazaar.

      • Saturday, March 04, 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR030423ML
      • 8
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      Artist book photo courtesy MJ Linford

      Make a creative writers/artists idea prompt box with six different kinds of prompts.

      About this Class

      Most of us have experienced writers' block at some time, but his box can help get your creative juices flowing ... or simply having fun with new writing ideas!

      Writers' prompt boxes and books often give you only one way to create ideas, but this box gives you six. It’s compact and easy to travel with, as well.

      In this class, you make all of the writing tools needed to inspire artist books, great novels, short stories, poems, and more. We have fun assembling the various materials and making slip covers and boxes for them, all fitted into a metal tin measuring 4”x6”x 3.” Learn how to make simple boxes, envelopes, single-signature books, and slip covers, and be able to use those skills for other personal projects. This box makes a great gift, and extra kits will be available at cost.

      Details

      • Registration closes Feb. 25. 
      • Please bring a lunch. We have refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.

      Project

      Students will make and take home an artist/writer idea prompt kit in a metal box that has six different ways to generate ideas for their next projects.

      Materials

      • A $20 materials fee is included in the cost of the class. 

      The kit contains:

      • Idea starting cards
      • Photo prompts
      • Word dice
      • Small objects to inspire
      • Notepad
      • A word game
      • A pencil, of course!

      The materials for this course are simple and will be supplied - decorative card stock, double-stick tape, basic tools, and cutting mats. The instructor will supply pattern pieces, cards, and materials.

      Prerequisites

      None

      Class Policies

      Instructor

      MJ Linford has been an artist for over 50 years, and has been binding books for most of those years. She made her first bound book at age 16, and still has it in her collection.  MJ has had extensive training in bookbinding, pop-up and movable structures, both at the University of Washington and a variety of seminars, workshops and courses over the past 40 years.  Her limited edition books are in libraries, museums and private collections all over the United States. Examples of her work can be seen at www.badgirlpress.com.

      • Monday, March 06, 2023
      • Monday, March 20, 2023
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN's Print and Book Arts, Class Code PB030623LC
      • 8
      Register

      Explore the fives stages of the creative processand apply it to printmaking. 

      About this Class

      You will explore the five stages of the creative process and apply it to printmaking. These steps will help you get inspired and learn new techniques–empowering you to kick-start your creative process.

      We will learn about the 5 stages of the creative process while exploring printmaking. These steps will help us get inspired, discover and learn new techniques all while empowering us with the critical thinking needed when being creative

      Details

      • For students ages 12-16.
      • Registration closes March 1st. 

      Project

      Students will use printmaking to explore the 5 stages of the creative process. 

      Materials

      There is a $30 materials fee included in the cost of the class. 

      Students are encouraged to bring whatever sketchbook or drawings they have been working on and whatever drawing tools they prefer.

      Class Policies

      • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to this email.
      • Complete and return this minor permission form.
      • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
      • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
      • For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
      • We are grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for a cultural funding grant that enables us to reduce the costs of Maker Monday classes for families.

      Instructor

      Lauren Campbell has established herself as a prolific artist in the Pacific Northwest.  Lauren has been featured locally at the Poulsbo Art Festival and The Bar at Cafe Hitchcock.  Shortly after completing her printmaking studies at the University of Washington, Lauren became involved with the BARN, where she has taught during the Teen Night programs. Visit her work at Laurencampbellartist.com.


      • Friday, March 10, 2023
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
      • 55
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      • Saturday, March 18, 2023
      • Saturday, March 25, 2023
      • 3 sessions
      • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI031823JA
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      Combine your textile design and book-making skills to make a book in this live-streamed workshop.

      About this Class

      Print, stitch, and construct books out of fabric. Learn how to color fabrics with ink, and create your own imagery on fabric using stencils and embroidery.

      Mending stitches, which add fabulous texture and interest to textile pages, is taught. If time allows, transfer techniques are demonstrated and may be deconstructed and reconstructed to create layering and visual interest.

      You learn three different structures that work well for textile books - accordion, Japanese side sewn binding, and pamphlet stitch. Each class includes digital slide shows with images for inspiration.

      The use of recycled and reused fabrics is very much encouraged in this workshop. No sewing experience is necessary. This workshop will focus on hand stitching but you may include machine sewing in your piece if you wish

      Details

      • This workshop is streamed via Zoom. You will be sent a link the day before class.
      • This class will be recorded and available to participants for 2 weeks after the class. 
      • Class time is Pacific Time
      • Skill Level: All levels.

      Project

      A book with a rich personal narrative reflecting its maker.

      Materials

      • A variety of fabrics - can be old clothing, table cloths, sheets, other household linens, or new fabric. Make sure there are some light-colored solids for coloring and printing. The equivalent of a square yard of fabric should be plenty to make a book.
      • A variety of thread you might want to use - embroidery, machine thread, pearl cotton, sashiko, etc.
      • Stencil material - file folders or stencil film
      • Ink pad or acrylic paint for stencil printing - Yellow Owl Workshop or Ranger Archival Inks ink pads are recommended. Any acrylic paint also works.
      • Ink for coloring fabric (optional) - any kind of bottled ink will work. This is optional.
      • Tools you'll need are:
      • Exacto knife
      • Stencil brush
      • Flat paint brush for ink - one inch
      • Needles that fit your thread
      • Scissors
      • Pins
      • Pencil
      • Cutting mat

      Prerequisites

      None

      Class Policies

      Instructor

      Jody Alexander is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Santa Cruz and Penn Valley, Calif. She combines textiles, paper, found items, and imagery to create books, objects, wall pieces, garments, and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, reuse, and imagery and stories encountered in her travels and everyday. Be inspired by her website:  http://jodyalexander.com/

      • Friday, April 14, 2023
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
      • 57
      Register

      Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for a free evening of art, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. We'll have pizza and snacks and you'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry making, metal working, and more - every month is a different lineup. Come with a friend or come on your own and meet new friends! 

      Teen Night is so popular that we're now requiring registration to ensure that there's enough food and activities for everyone!

      Details

      • This is free but please register to save a spot.
      • Fill out a minor permission form . 
      • Teen nights are for students 7th-12th grade.
      • Registration closes when the registration limit is reached. 
      • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
      • All teens will be asked to sign in and confirm emergency contact information upon arrival. 
      • Some studio activities may require masks. 
      • Closed-toed shoes are required for all Teen Night activities.
      • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
      • For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
      • Questions: Contact Sarah Jones at BARN at 206-842-4475 x224 or email: [email protected]

      We're grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for their financial support so we can offer this event for teens in our community!  

      • Friday, May 12, 2023
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
      • 57
      Register

      Teens (7th-12th grade), come on down to BARN for a free evening of art, friends, music, and creativity!  You're not going to want to miss it. We'll have pizza and snacks and you'll get to choose from activities like cooking, woodworking, sewing, jewelry making, metal working, and more - every month is a different lineup. Come with a friend or come on your own and meet new friends! 

      Teen Night is so popular that we're now requiring registration to ensure that there's enough food and activities for everyone!

      Details

      • This is free but please register to save a spot.
      • Fill out a minor permission form . 
      • Teen nights are for students 7th-12th grade.
      • Registration closes when the registration limit is reached. 
      • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
      • All teens will be asked to sign in and confirm emergency contact information upon arrival. 
      • Some studio activities may require masks. 
      • Closed-toed shoes are required for all Teen Night activities.
      • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
      • For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.
      • Questions: Contact Sarah Jones at BARN at 206-842-4475 x224 or email: [email protected]

      We're grateful to the City of Bainbridge Island for their financial support so we can offer this event for teens in our community!  

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