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Contact: Fran Fuller
Kitchen Arts Programming meeting held the third Thursday of each month.
Contact: Joanna Bressel-Wilder
Note: The last session of this class was pushed to December 6.~tt
What do you do with coffee bean bags that can't be recycled? Make a tote bag of course! Did you see these at the 2021 Trashion Show? Using a simple pattern and upholstery scraps of your choosing, make a custom tote bag with pockets and sturdy straps to tote whatever you can think of.
Materials and supplies:
Naomi Spinak has been digging around in the trash bin for quite some time to create new treasures. Creator at one time of a line of organic and scrap-based children's clothing (Free Range Kids), Naomi is a costume designer, fiber artist, dressmaker, and currently Committee Chair for the Bainbridge Island Trashion Show. Her work has been featured in the Bainbridge Island Quilt Show; Bainbridge Performing Arts; Austin, Texas, at the State Capitol; the Kirkland Center for the Arts; and the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in California. She has a piece in an upcoming issue of the Surface Design Association Journal. She has taught numerous classes at her children's school, Odyssey, on Bainbridge Island, and is excited to expand the offerings of repurposed items into craft for BARN.
ETA Steering Committee meeting held the 4th Sunday of the month.
Contact: [email protected]
Making a film isn’t as hard as you think! Many people assume that filmmaking requires fancy equipment and expensive software, but for this class all you need is a phone with a camera and a computer (preferred), iPad, or iPhone that can run iMovie (a free editing software). No experience necessary.
During this class, you will create a short film of 2-5 minutes. Starting at the very basics of what makes a good story, we will work our way through screenwriting, shooting, and editing. At the end, if time allows, there will also be a wrap party where you show off all your hard work! After taking this class, in addition to producing a short film, you will come away with the knowledge and materials to continue creating short films on your own, whenever you want.
Ayla is a teen that has always enjoyed watching movies, but she really fell in love with filmmaking during a week-long internship in 8th grade. Since then, she has taken five other film classes through school, the New York Film Academy, and the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SOCAPA), and produced over ten short films and documentaries.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
DIY e-Bike SIG
There are lots of acronyms in that title, so let’s break it down, starting at the end.
SIG: Special Interest Group. Basically, that’s a fancy name for a club.
e-Bike: electric bike. I.e., a bike with both pedals and a small battery-powered motor.
DIY: Do It Yourself.
So if you’re interested in making your own e-bike, either from a kit or from scratch, tune in! Perhaps you have an e-bike and want to experiment with some DIY tweaking? You’re also welcome! Or if you’re simply curious, we won’t turn you away either – come take a peek. We’ll meet once a month online, and we might get together once in a while to check out the bikes (and projects) in person. After a short talk, we’ll take questions, problem-solve, and show off our projects.
Possible topics (subject to change):
September: Building an e-bike from a kit
October: Fixing a dead e-bike and turning it into a dual-motor monster
November: Batteries. Power vs range. Buy vs build. Charging and discharging.
December: Who needs two wheels? Let’s talk about one-wheel.
**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**
In these 6 class sessions, students will learn to make and set standard and thick walled bezels for setting oval and round cabochon cut stones. This class will also cover tube setting and 4-prong setting of faceted stones. Factors that effect each style of setting are discussed. This class is an excellent in-depth exploration of stone-setting technique.
Tool List: Students should have these personal tools on hand.
Professor Emeritus, Charles Lewton-Brain, is a master goldsmith, author, and artist. He invented Foldforming, internationally recognized as the first new metalsmithing technique in over 200 years. He co-founded the worlds largest, free, internet-based educational resource for jewelers known as Ganoksin. Over 1000 pages of his research on metalsmithing and jewelry making are in the archives on Ganoksin. His work has been internationally exhibited since the 1980s. He received Canada’s highest honor for fine craft, the Governor General Award, in 2012.
The Holidays are upon us! Let’s make some treats for yourself and some to give.
Week 1 ~ Edible Advent Calendar: We will decorate sugar cookies with modeling chocolate and paint them with food color. You will have 24 numbered cookies to nestle into a gift box, for the perfect Holiday countdown.
Week 2 ~ Chocolate Bombs: Let’s make 2” chocolate balls and fill them with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows. All you need is a cup of hot milk for the perfect wintry drink.
Week 3 ~ Stained Glass Gingerbread Cookies: Do you like to decorate your holiday home with a gingerbread house? How about a cookie with a stained glass center, or cutouts? We will also add a little hole on the top of the cookie so you can add a ribbon and hang it up.
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!
Everyone loves a handmade gift! We’ll bring a few ideas for gifts you can make in the fiber studio, or you can dream up your own.
Ideas we’ll bring could include woven potholders or pillows, small tote bags (good for wrapping gifts), Shibori or tie-dye scarves, aprons made from upcycled denim or scrap fabric, patchwork book covers or phone holders, woven fabric baskets, and macrame plant holders.
Ideas you might develop … could be anything you can make in the fiber studio!
After you register, please email [email protected] and let us know the project you have in mind so we can have the appropriate expert to assist you.
Come make some great gifts for family and friends!
Materials fees: $20, plus you may want to bring your own supplies to complete your gifts.
What supplies students should bring:
Any supplies you want to use, the fiber arts studio also has a stash of yarn and fabric you can scrounge through.
In this 3 session (in-studio) youth class designed for students ages 12 -16, students will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises on how to: make a symbol stamped pendant necklace, a pair of disc cut metal hanging earrings and a beaded ornament. Students will get to take home each of their projects wrapped and ready to gift.
Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography.
Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills.
Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions.
You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns
This class has prerequisites. Please see below.
This class is designed for students who know the basics of using hand and power tools but want to develop those skills more under the guidance of an experienced instructor. You will start with a basic design and cut list, then fabricate parts, cut joinery, and assemble and glue your table. The instructor will strive to help all students get their project glued up before the end of the class. There will not be enough time to apply finish.
The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting.
The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice
You can register at anytime even if a session has passed.
A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.
Studio Lead: Mary Sloat [email protected]
Join Dale Walker for a virtual open studio on Tuesday afternoon. Since we can't meet in person, or if you’re not comfortable coming in, drop by via Zoom to see what others are doing and show your work. Or just to say hi and let us know how you're doing!
What is slow stitch? Basically, we’re considering anything you do with yarn or thread by hand, slow stitch. This includes knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, mending, tatting and other handwork.
Calling All Weavers:
Do you like to weave on a rigid heddle loom?
Crazy about frame loom weaving?
In love with weaving on floor looms?
Does weaving tapestry pieces make your heart flutter?
Do you love turning cards when you tablet weave?
Do you want to practice your inkle loom weaving?
If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then drop on by and come hang out with your fellow weavers every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
Registration is not necessary but there will be only 12 people at one time allowed in the studio. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.
This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
Studio Lead: Mary Sloat [email protected]
Both BARN members and guests of all skill levels are welcome to join us at BARN every Thursday morning for knitting, chatting, and sharing. This is not a formal class with a planned curriculum, and there’s no need to sign up—just bring your yarn and needles and meet us in the studio!
Suggested donation for guests (non-BARN members): $10
Bring your handwork projects and stitch with your BARN friends.
What is slow stitch? Basically, we’re considering anything you do with yarn or thread by hand, slow stitch. This includes knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, mending, tatting and other handwork
Free to members, $20 drop in fee for guests.
Please read the Fiber Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
Host: Dale Walker
Come spin with us!
Everyone—first-timers to experts!—is welcome. Spin on one of BARN’s spinning wheels or drop spindles, or bring your own. Dive into BARN’s stash of fleece or bring your own. We’ve got fleece prep equipment, too.
Whether you’ve been spinning for years or you’re just curious, drop by any time on Fridays between 1:00 and 3:00pm and check out BARN’s spinning community. We’d love to see you!
Registration is not necessary. BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please read our overall BARN safety policies here.
The Glass Studio is now offering limited open studios for participants to come into BARN and work on projects.
You must register here. No drop-ins please.
To use the shop, you will also need to attend our free one-hour Orientation to the Woodshop class.
Woodshop Tool Safety 1 will qualify you to use the following tools during Open Studio time and in classes that require certification in these tools:
Open Studio in BARN’s fully-equipped Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio provides BARN members and the jewelry community a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN supplies tools and basic shop supplies. Some metals are available for purchase (please bring cash or check). Ask the studio monitor for assistance.
A trained safety monitor is always on duty.
To be eligible to participate in Open Studio, you must have an up-to-date Skills Card. The Skills Card identifies the techniques and equipment that you have been cleared to work on, either when you completed a Skills Assessment or after you have completed a class. To register for a Jewelry Studio Orientation and Skills Assessment session please see our calendar here.
Social Distancing and Protocols
In order to maintain social distancing in the studio, there are 3 spots available for general studio use and 3 spots available for using the lapidary equipment. You will specify which type when you register. If you sign up to use the lapidary equipment, please bring your own towels for use and clean up. If the session fills, please join the waitlist. If someone cancels, you will be notified via email that a spot has opened up.
Monitor: Sandra Leese
Questions? Contact [email protected]
A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given.
Monitor: Naim Busek
Naim creates Interactive LED Art pieces and enjoys CNC machining, Python programming, advanced 3D printing, Neural Networks and Scuba Diving. He is particularly excited by projects that span the amazing range of resources BARN has under one roof (Electronics, Machining, Welding, 3D printing, Wood Working, etc.)
This open studio has a focus on coldworking and lampworking.
In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios we have limited the number of members who can use the studio at one time.
Monitor: Jackie Bailey can help with coldworking, stained glass or fused glass. Please note that this is not a formal class. Assistance is for students who have completed classes in these techniques.
Work on your project during ETA Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for tech enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.
Monitor: Mike Schrempp
Bio: Mike teaches our LightBurn class and also enjoys talking about Fusion 360, mechanical design, home-brewing, Python for FORTRAN programmers
This class is a thorough demonstration of the steps and tools essential for being a printmaker in the BARN Printmaking and Book Arts studio. The instructor will take students through the process of setting up, press use, handling the inks, where to find materials, and cleaning up. The instructor will demonstrate all essential tasks and qualities necessary to feel comfortable using the studio and its equipment requirements.
This class is open to all who are interested in learning to be a printmaker, or for someone who just needs a refresher course or an introduction to printmaking at BARN. It is the required first step towards Fob Access and working independently in the Print & Book Arts studio. The next step is practicing during Guided Open Studios until skills outlined in the provided Checklist for Printmaking fob access can be demonstrated. You can sign up for the next Printmaking Guided Open Studio (12/15) here, or view the Print & Book calendar for future Open Studios.
Virginia Davison began her artistic career in college as a painter. By graduation she had found her voice carving plaster. For the next 25 yrs, she carved alabaster and marble, but at the same time 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.
This class is all about using the camera in your smart-phone to photograph objects in metal or glass. Get more information on:
The instructor will set up a sample “photo shoot” for several items, and show how adjustments can be made to achieve the final photo. Students will get a chance to take photos followed by discussion of ways to resolve difficulties.
Diane Satterwhite is an active artist living on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She manages the regional Studio Tour, and coaches artists. She is a professional photographer and specializes in photographing artists’ work. Her work is displayed in art galleries and stores. Dinah Satterwhite: