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Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild is back!!! We are going to gather weekly to virtually watch part of the Season 4 episodes, focusing on twill weaving techniques. You will be sent a zoom link one day prior to each session, we can gather online and through the magic of screen sharing, we can together watch the episode and chat as we view them. Because each episode runs about 3 hours, we will just watch the first hour of the episode, then you are on your own to finish the episode. You must be a subscriber to the JST guild, per agreement with Jane Stafford. We have also shifted the time to 10:00 am. Hope this works for you.
Catherine Camp, firstname.lastname@example.org
More about the instructor Jane Stafford:
Jane began weaving at the age of 21, purchasing a new Fanny with the help of a chattel mortgage on her Chevette. Before two years were up she was accepted as an under-qualified, but very ambitious student at the Baniff School of Fine Arts. Two years later she was a teacher’s assistant there and, in a few more, an instructor herself. In subsequent years, Jane has had the great fortune to be able to earn a living doing what she loves most, weaving, and sharing her passion for excellence in cloth. Jane has been both a production weaver and a workshop instructor, helping students reach their potential across the continent, for over 25 years. She was the recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award for 2014 from Handwoven Magazine. Jane now teaches exclusively in her studio on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
Click here to visit our online shops! Link will be active on Friday, November 20.
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 email@example.com, or by phone at 206-842-4475
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
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Share your woodworking successes and challenges and learn what others in the BARN woodworker community are doing in a new series of online meetings.
Scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of the month, these sessions will usually begin with a small bit of prepared content, such as pictures of projects that members want to show, or interviews with local pro woodworkers, or tours of home shops — whatever content members of the group suggest. After the prepared content, we’ll have a chance to touch base on areas of interest with each other. You can ask technical questions, share lessons you've learned, suggest classes you'd like to take.
If you have pictures to share or a topic to suggest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transform ordinary produce, such as carrots and cauliflower, into surprising alternatives to traditional dips and appetizers. Wow your guests and family members with these impressive alternatives to hummus.
In this class, you’ll make two roasted vegetable dips and learn how to incorporate tahini paste into an amped-up dressing for a seasonal starter salad. You’ll also see how your roasted veggie dips can become the centerpiece of an impressive platter for your next holiday gathering.
This is a live, hands-on cooking class held in your kitchen via Zoom. Meloni and Reed will be teaching you how to prepare the roasted vegetable dips. This class is meant to be as interactive as it would be in the BARN Kitchen.
Reed Dunn is an award-winning home cook and founder of Pesto & Potatoes, a food blog centered around creating healthy recipes with a pescatarian flair. His love of cooking started as a child growing up in small-town Kansas and has been fostered in recent years by his passion for the Whole30 program and the benefits he found through creating meals and recipes that are centered around seasonal ingredients. He has been featured on New Day Northwest. Find Reed’s blog at www.pestoandpotatoes.com, or follow him on Instagram and Facebook @pestoandpotatoes.
Meloni Courtway is a professionally trained chef, published food writer and certified teacher of culinary foundations and consumer sciences at Woodward Middle School on Bainbridge Island. As owner of Courtway Catering, a small event company dedicated to making cooking skills and team building part of every kitchen, she taught intimate in home classes and large scale farm workshops, as well as catering events. She has written for Gannett and New York Times publications, and was one of the New York Times first paid food bloggers (at least 100 years ago). Meloni loves working with kids and adults as they explore their own power and capabilities in the kitchen. She also loves pie.
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.
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.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Moth holes in your favorite sweater, rip in a comfy pair of jeans, tore your jacket getting out of the car? Take these unfortunate mishaps and turn them into one-of-a-kind acts of creation. With sustainable fashion at the forefront of everyone’s minds right now, visible mending is one of the hottest trends in the fashion world. Why buy new, when you can fix up the old and make it a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art? Easy, inexpensive, and artistic at the same time, learn how to take your garments and home décor in need of some repairs and turn them into articles of clothing (or works of art) you’ll be proud to show off.
This is an on-line class, you will be guided by the Shibaguyz right from their own studios. They’ll use yarn, thread and fabric to walk you through the stitches and patches to turn those potential wardrobe malfunctions and home dec disasters into functional and stylish pieces again. By the end of class, you may even find yourself making visible mends just to embellish your favorite pieces!
On your own: We encourage you to practice these stitches between the two classes.
Kit provided by instructor:
Kits will be mailed to participants 10 days before the class. Please be sure to verify your mailing address when you register.
Supplies Students Need to have on hand:
Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz,the inspired creators of Shibaguyz Designz studio.
The Shibaguyz’ award winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of dozens of domestic and international publications. Together, the Shibaguyz team currently has over 300 published patterns and 11 books credited to their name since their first design was featured on a magazine cover in 2010.
Their fashion and portrait photography work can be seen in four of their books. They are sought-after freelance book-packaging designers having created books for major publishing companies like Sterling Publishing, Leisure Arts, and Creative Publishing. The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 30+ years. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues like STITCHES Events, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and DFW Fiber Fest. They also have a wide range of online classes available from Blueprint and Interweave.
Shannon and Jason are proud ambassadors for Aurifil, Clover, BERNINA, Soak Wash, and the Daylight Company. They are working on a new book with C&T Publishing. Look for it in December 2020.
Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures in sewing, stitching, and crafting… so long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.
Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:
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.
Ladder stitch is a fast and fun staple of bead weaving that is great for beginners. In session one, basics of beading ~ setting up a space, tools needed and best practices for beaders ~ will be reviewed. You will learn the pattern of this basic stitch and use two different kinds of beads to create a beautiful beaded ladder that will be the foundation of a bracelet.
Students will reinforce and gain comfort with this pattern by continuing their ladder stitch bracelet to a chosen length during the week before the finishing class. Session two of exploring ladder stitch will begin with sharing personal successes and trials experienced to this point. Beaders will also learn and incorporate valuable embellishment technique to finish their bracelet as well as how to add a simple magnetic clasp.
Kits will include everything to make at least one bracelet. Students will need to supply scissors.
Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was intensive therapy for Chris and has been medically credited for helping restore significant brain function. Chris holds a PhD in classical piano performance and opera direction from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently on the faculty at Central Washington University in Ellensburg WA as a performance coach and collaborator. She has previously taught art workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.
While this jelly does use hot chilies the end result is a mild, ever-so-slightly spicy jelly with just enough sweet to FAB in holiday gift baskets!
This is a live, virtual hands-on cooking class from the comfort of your own kitchen. The Shibaguyz will make cooking fun, interactive, as well as hands on. Follow along, ask questions, interact with others just like you would if you were in the BARN Kitchen.
Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of domestic and international publications. Over the past ten years they have developed a cult following with their “Fun Food Friday” cooking classes live on Facebook. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in local and national venues. The Shibaguyz live in Seattle with their three Shiba Inu who support their ventures… so long as there’s time for face rubbins.
**This event will be live streamed via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email after registering.**
Our first Online Teen Night this fall was a success, so we’re bringing it back in December! Join other teens for an evening of connection and creativity, from your own home. Meet up with your friends or make new friends in breakout rooms with hands-on crafts, games, and conversations. You won’t need any special materials except typical things you would have around the house!
BARN is excited to collaborate with other local organizations including BIMA, Kitsap Regional Library and Boys & Girls Club to offer this evening of activity. Pick from sessions that include paper arts, drawing, trivia games, and more! At the beginning of the event, we’ll share more details about the activities and you will be able to select your breakout rooms of choice.
Those who register by 7pm on the night of the event will be entered into a drawing for some great raffle prizes, including Starbucks gift cards & YETI mugs! Must be present at the Teen Night to win. Prizes will be mailed after the event, so be sure to enter your full mailing address in the registration process.
Activities on the schedule for this event include:
Five-point star origami - Learn to make a pentagon from a square and how to fold this easy origami star ornament! All you need is paper and scissors. Led by BARN instructor B.Sue Johnson.
Hunt for the Monster - Race the clock and other teens in this fast-paced hunt activity. Led by Jillian Bateman.
Pop Culture Trivia - Test your knowledge of books, movies, shows, and artists in this upbeat quiz game. Hosted by Emma Cantrell of BIMA, and Gem Seddon of KRL.
Notan paper cutting - Make a striking composition with contrasting dark and light paper, based on an art form traditional to Japan. Led by BARN instructor Susan Callan.
Among Us Game Room - Make new friends while playing some rounds of this popular survival game in a private room. Hosted by members of the Keystone Club of the Teen Center at Boys & Girls Club on Bainbridge Island.
Skribbl.io Game Room - If you haven't played this game before watch out - you might get slightly addicted! It's basically an online version of Pictionary where everyone gets to guess on every round. Hosted by members of the Rainbow Club of the Teen Center at Boys & Girls Club on Bainbridge Island.
Chill Out Room - Hang out in the main Zoom Room if you feel like just chilling out, making your own unique art, or meeting new friends.
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Questions about Teen Night? Contact Jess Henderson at BARN at 206-842-4475 or email: JessH@bainbridgebarn.org
In this two-day class, participants will learn how to measure and mark the hard carving wax used in jewelry making with visible planning lines and precision cuts. We will be practicing 3-dimensional planning and layout techniques for subtractive Wax Carving.
We will begin with the preparation of Carving Wax for ring size and design layout for carving with a classic Dome ring design. Once the practice Wax is completed, participants will be able to apply these new skills to their own designs. The different carving waxes designated by color will be discussed. Green, Blue, and Purple waxes will be available for practice carving. Specialized Wax Tools such as wax saw blades, miter boxes, rotary files, mini lathe, electric wax pens and scrappers will be explained in depth and demonstrated.
Important Information about this class. Please read through this before registering:
Class will begin at 9:30 AM and go until 11:30 AM. During that time the instructor will be demonstrating techniques. There will be a break in the session to allow students to practice some of the techniques presented in class. Local students have the option of working in the Jewelry Studio at BARN (please see reservation details below) or you can work from home if you have tools and bench set up. The online session will pick up again at 4:00 PM and go until 6:00 PM. You will use the same link you were sent in the reminder email to rejoin the online class.
Tools for your home workbench:
Students are encouraged to collect/order as many of their own tools as possible before class begins. Tools such as old wood files, Exacto knives, hack saw frames, or Dremel tools with burs can be used for wax carving. If you already have some tools and wish to use your own, check the list below for the required tools for this class.
Order numbers listed below are from Rio Grande Jewelry Suppliers.
MATERIALS WE DO PROVIDE:
Material Kits will be mailed out 10 days prior to class start.
No Lost Wax Casting is included in this class.
Casting by Proxy (casting of your waxes into you choice of brass or sterling silver by BARN jewelry experts) will be available at a date TBD.
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. She holds a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her jewelry has been exhibited internationally since the 1980s. She authored, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009, and “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, which received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P - 2018 Excel Awards.
“Buche de Noel” or “Yule Log” has its origins in European Christmas traditions. Made of sponge cake shaped into a Swiss Roll, frosted and decorated to resemble a miniature log. It is a technical recipe with a challenging practice of rolling a sponge, but once you figure out the art to a sponge and Swiss roll, you will be happy to share the beauty of this tradition. This class will be taught in two segments. On the first day we will bake the sponge, make the filling and roll it into a roulade. During the second part of this class we will ganache the cake and decorate it with meringue mushrooms, marzipan leaves and winterberries. You may also add fresh berries, greenery and other small holiday decorations to this festive treat.
This is a live, hands-on cooking class held in your kitchen via Zoom. This class is meant to be as interactive as it would be in the BARN Kitchen. Participants will learn how to bake, fill, and roll a sponge cake, as well as how to make and pipe a crisp french meringue.
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! Visit her website at https://www.crumbs-cakery.com/
Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is.
You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.
Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.
This is a two session introduction to Blender, a full featured 3D design tool. Blender is open source (free!) and very sophisticated. It is used for computer animation, game development, and 3D modeling. You will learn the basics: installation, general use of the tool, and explore modeling, textures, lighting and general rendering.
Each of the two sessions are 2 hours in length.
After the first session, students should be able create and render their first 3D model.
After the second session, students should be able to animate, light, and texture a basic 3D model. This will be a hands-on class, so the students will have a good mix of learning through observation and by doing. A 3-button mouse (with scroll wheel) is recommended.
Peter Lucier is a senior freelance multimedia artist and designer in the entertainment industry. He has worked as a toy designer for brands like Marvel and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons and has produced live theater projection mapping content at Seattle Opera and many other live music venues as far as Denmark. Blender has always been a key tool in his workflow.
Contact: Studio Lead, Doug Salot: ETA.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**
December: Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!
Yes, the gauntlet is thrown down by instructor, Kate McDill, the Bakealong instructor. She says, ‘these have crunchy edges and soft chewy middles, with chunks of melty chocolate and are coated in salted ground hazelnuts (optional). They are made with browned butter -- think caramel - and they need to be added to your holiday baking repertoire.’
Kate McDill learned to bake at the Surrogate Hostess on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The training included both traditional French pastry and breads, and American comfort goodies. She has also been a caterer. Kate is a founding member of BARN, and led the Kitchen Arts Studio in the early days; she has taught at classes at BARN. Baking is her craft, and she is happy to share her knowledge and pass on the art of creating tasty treats.
**This event will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Hosted by Membership Coordinator Carla Mackey.
An open forum of discussion for BARN Members to gather and chat every second Wednesday of the month. Carla may bring topics of conversation to the meeting.
Members, please register here to receive the Zoom link right away. It will be sent to the email address you used to register. A reminder email will also be sent one day prior to the event.
The BARN Member newsletter is emailed the fourth Wednesday of the month. The link to join is also provided in that monthly newsletter about a week prior to the event.
If you have questions, please contact Carla at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.
Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Evison, New York Times Bestselling author of All About Lulu, West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (made into a movie), This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, and Lawn Boy (set on Bainbridge Island where he grew up).
His latest novel, Legends of the North Cascades, will be published in 2021.
Johnny will talk about his books, his writing process, his family, and whatever else comes to mind. Prepare to be informed, enlightened, moved, and amused.
The format will be conversational so come prepared to pick his brain. What an opportunity!
Jonathan Evison lives with his wife and family on Bainbridge Island and near Sequim.
This month's Bake Along: Holiday Sweet Treats
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 5 days in advance with participants prior to class. Please watch for this email.
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.
Join us for a virtual chocolate-tasting class with Chocolopolis founder Lauren Adler. From the comfort of your home, this virtual class will lead you on a chocolate journey around the world. With Lauren as your guide, you will receive in advance a carefully organized chocolate package. You will taste chocolate made with cacao from different parts of the world while learning about cacao farming and artisan chocolate production.
Registration for this class will close 9 days prior to your class in order to receive your chocolate tasting package. Chocolate tasting packets are not intended to share. If you would like more than one, please register a second or third person. Lauren also recommends you taste the chocolate with a clean palate - yes, chocolate for dinner. If this is your first chocolate-tasting class, it's better you do it without the influence of other flavors.
Lauren Adler is a pioneer in the craft chocolate industry with over a decade of experience introducing consumers to fine chocolate. She was the founder of Seattle retail store Chocolopolis and she currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA), a non-profit organization that promotes quality, innovations, ethical sourcing, and best practices in the fine chocolate industry.
She has been a speaker and panelist at numerous FCIA conferences, the Northwest Chocolate Festival and the Dallas Chocolate Festival. She has been a chocolate judge for the International Chocolate Awards, the Good Food Awards, and the Northwest Chocolate Festival, and she is co-founder of the Pacific Northwest Chocolate Society. Lauren enjoys sharing the stories of cacao and chocolate with chocolate lovers and watching the “a-ha” moments of new chocophiles as they discover how good chocolate can taste when crafted with fine flavor cacao. You can find her on social media @ChiefChocophile.
**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.
Get an introduction to woodworking as you shape a clever whistle in this fun online class, which you can do at your kitchen table with a small amount of mess.
Starting with a pre-drilled blank, you will learn to measure, mark, saw and shape a whistle of your own design in a small, supportive class. You will learn to properly use a coping saw, clamps and a rasp. But making the whistle is really a vehicle for learning about sculptural form. You will be introduced to concepts of pattern, form and texture. An when you're done, you can keep the whistle or give it as a gift.
The materials fee includes two wood blanks, two short dowels and sandpaper, which you can pick up at BARN three days before the class. We will email registrants with the pickup details. If you want to take this class but can't pick up materials at BARN, you will need to supply them. Please email email@example.com and we will send you instructions.
You will need several tools. The links show examples, but you aren't required to use these specific models. If you are unsure whether tools you own are suitable, take a picture (a cell phone picture is fine) and email it to the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Ireland earned her undergraduate degree from the State University College at Buffalo and an MFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has been running her company, Beth Ireland Woodworking since 1983. Her business provides woodworking with a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning. Ireland has been involved in a traveling art/craft project entitled Turning Around America since 2010. She also teaches the 3-month Professional Woodturning Intensive at The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship. She lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
Let's get the family together and make some granola. Joanna and her family will share their recipe to make an easy, delicious granola that once tried, even Scrooge will be pleased to receive this gift of healthy goodness. From the comfort of your home, you will learn how to make and store granola as well as some creative ways to package delicious holiday gifts.
Food has been a passion of Joanna's from as far back as she can remember. In Joanna's family, food is a way to show love, bring people together, and connect deeply with those she cares about most. Creating simple warm moments together over a wonderfully delicious meal is what it is all about for Joanna. As a working mother of two active daughters, Joanna focuses a lot of her cooking on practical, quick, healthy, and creative meals without sacrificing taste and quality. She has taught her daughters to be self-sufficient in the kitchen and they eagerly now share in preparing meals for the family during the week.
Aside from her natural culinary talents, Joanna has had the kind of experience that not only continued to fuel her passion but gave her the kind of hands-on experience to propel her to the next level of culinary cooking. Joanna worked in a variety of roles in the restaurant industry, working in several catering companies, and has been a Chef’s Assistant and Team Building coordinator at Sur La Table. Joanna attended both the Cordon Bleu and the Aspen Cooking schools where she received solid foundational professional training to elevate her cooking skills to a more professional level. She is an active BARN volunteer and enjoys helping out BARN Bites.
Looking for some healthy appetizers for your holiday meal? Cook-along with plant-based Chef Nancy Travis as she guides you to transform simple plant-based ingredients into caponata polenta rounds and wild mushroom purses. We’ll make both recipes in class together plus Nancy will share lots of tips, tricks and variations to make them work for your family.
This is a live, virtual, hands-on cooking class from the comfort of your own kitchen via Zoom, as if you were in the BARN Kitchen. The aromas you will create in your home will leave you wondering why you haven’t taken more of Nancy’s cooking classes. This class is interactive, as well as hands on. Follow along, ask questions, interact with others just like you would if you were in BARN's Kitchen. When you register for this online class, it includes everyone participating in your kitchen. We welcome family and pod cooking on one screen.
As a health educator and personal chef, Nancy Travis supports people on their journey towards health and wellness through cooking, teaching and promoting a whole-foods, plant-based diet. She cooks for families in their homes and teaches people how to prepare easy, delicious plant-based recipes in private, public and corporate settings. She brings more than 25 years of experience in cooking plant-based meals and is honored to be a licensed instructor with the Food for Life program. She has taught cooking at BARN for the past three years. She can be reached through her website, Sukhikitchen.com.
It is time to start gathering online with your fellow weavers. Starting Tuesday, October 20th, we will be meeting online the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10 – 11:30 AM.
The BARN Fiber Arts Studio welcomes all weavers to these free monthly online gatherings --whether you are a BARN member or not. Please join us -- it doesn’t matter what kind of equipment you use to do your weaving or whether you are a beginning weaver, long time weaver, or someone who wants to learn how to weave.
At our first gathering on October 20th we will spend some time sharing our weaving projects and organizing the content and topics for our future monthly gatherings.
If you have pictures to share of your weaving projects please send them to: email@example.com. Photos of the place(s) where you weave are also welcome!
Have you ever wondered what agents do? How they find writers? What they eat for breakfast? Now is your chance to find out. Fiona Kenshole of Transatlantic Agency will join us for a special evening to talk about her job and to answer (as many as she can get to) your questions. We invite you to submit your questions in advance by sending them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. That will help Fiona focus on those things you most want to know. All questions received by December 1 will be considered. You can also ask questions during the event.
Fiona says, "I love the midwifery of being an agent, from getting your debut published to doing your movie deal. At Transatlantic we like to sell your book to publishers all over the world so I work with co-agents in 28 countries, selling worldwide rights. I specialize in children’s and YA from picture books to older teenage, and also represent a small number of adult nonfiction titles."
Fiona Kenshole was VP of Development Acquisition at Laika, working on the Oscar-nominated THE BOXTROLLS. Previously she published authors including Michael Bond (Paddington Bear), P.L Travers (Mary Poppins) and the Laureate Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and was UK editor for Beverley Cleary, Lois Lowry, Bruce Coville, Gary Paulsen and Cynthia Voigt. She was nominated for “Editor of the Year” at the British Book Awards. Her recent successes include Rosanne Parry’s MG A WOLF CALLED WANDER (Greenwillow) which has spent the last 46 weeks in the NYT bestseller list and has sold in 14 languages and Vicki Grant’s YA romcom, 36 QUESTIONS THAT CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT YOU (Running Press), which sold in 22 languages
Instructor Bio: Joanna Bessler-Wilder
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:
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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
Homemade Ghee (Clarified Butter) is unparalleled in flavor! Join BARN Kitchen Volunteer Coordinator Sandra Mehta as she walks you through the process of making this liquid gold at home.
From the comfort of your home kitchen, you will learn:
How to prepare a quick & simple Ghee recipe
The various ways Ghee can be used from culinary, health, beauty, and even household applications!
Come join in the fun and keep your pantry well-stocked with this versatile and delicious ingredient. This is a live, virtual, hands-on cooking class from the comfort of your own kitchen via Zoom, as if you were in the BARN Kitchen. Sandra's vast knowledge of Indian cuisine will keep you engaged, following along and asking questions. The aromas you will create in your home will leave you wondering why you haven’t taken more Indian cooking classes. This class is interactive, as well as hands on. Follow along, ask questions, interact with others just like you would if you were in the BARN Kitchen.
Heavy-bottomed pan, cooking spoon, small empty bowl; empty/clean jar with a lid (to hold 2 cups), sieve or cheesecloth.
Shopping List: 1 pound of butter
Hi! I’m Sandra Mehta and I’ve been a home cook for 30+ years! My interest in cooking sparked off as a teenager when I was assigned the job of sous chef in my family’s home kitchens. I didn’t know it at the time but I was getting a rigorous and advanced education of what it means to prepare food, combine complex flavors, detect for ‘doneness’, blend spices, and offer it all up in tantalizing and mouth-watering presentations! I’m excited to share my experience, skills, knowledge, heritage, and passion for cooking and entertaining with you in a series of BARN cooking classes!
In this relaxed 90-minute Zoom class we will look at how teaching a craft topic can be designed for the online learning experience. With the help of curated video, guided discussions, checklists, worksheets, and demos, each participant will learn to take their own topic and develop it into a single class (for future expansion into a complete course of study) that will be applicable to the needs of the online learning environment.
You may also be interest in Technology for Live Streaming Workshop held on Thursday, January 14th. Click here to read more and register.
Instructor: 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
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