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**This is the Online version of Open Studio**
Check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out via Zoom.
A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given.
Registration is mandatory. Free to all but please register. You will be sent an email to the email account you used to register with that has a link to join this Zoom online open studio.
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.
Missing the comradery of the Metal Fabrication’s open studios, or have a fabrication challenge? Until Kitsap County gets approved for Phase 3, please join us via Zoom in BARN’s Metal-Fab Studio for its first Online Open Studio.
The plan is to join a Zoom meeting each Wednesday at 6:30 for a couple of hours to talk about and work with metal fabrication projects. Do you want to observe how to bend something in sheet metal? Can do. Want to observe how to weld up some chunks of aluminum or steel? No problem. Noodling out how to machine some metal or plastic to specific form or dimension? We’ll figure it out together.
We’ve not done this before, but we can make it work. So join us and help in the process. Monitors will be onsite at BARN with cameras and answers. Hope to see you then!
In the spirit of Gertrude Stein, but minus her Paris apartment and Ernest Hemingway, BARN Writers will be hosting a salon via Zoom for writers of ALL levels of experience to read their work to an APPRECIATIVE audience. (All of this takes place from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer with a microphone.)
This is a great opportunity to practice reading for your own book signings and a wonderful chance to reach new readers and meet people who love words as much as you do.
We will have slots for 12 readers to read five-minute selections. Keeping to a prescribed time limit is a skill and a courtesy all writers need to learn. (Of course you don’t have to use the entire five minutes if you have something very short.) Please register for "Reader" soon in order to snag one of these spots. We will also have plenty of room in cyberspace for members of the audience to enjoy some great readings.
Martha Kay Salinas writes young adult fiction and spends way too much time writing for Facebook instead of working on her blog. In an earlier life she worked as a marriage and family therapist. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing in 2015, and she’s currently writing a young adult novel set in 1968.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
This is a joint BARN and Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA) class. In this four session class students will get an overview of “What’s out there” and “How do we know”. The class format will be some general comments followed by one or more ‘curated' video's followed by discussion.
Instructor: Peter Moseley
Editors, agents and producers are clamoring for high concept story ideas. We've all heard the term, but what does it really mean? Can character driven stories be high concept? Can a story be profound and high concept?
In this 2 hour workshop we'll discuss the elements of a high concept story, learn from examples that have been well received, and spend time brainstorming ways to tweak your story premise to make it both original and appealing to a large audience, the kind of high concept idea that will catch the eye of an agent, editor or producer.
Lynn Brunelle is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy with over 25 years’ experience writing for people of all ages, across all manner of media. Previously a classroom science, English, and art teacher for kids K-12, an editor, illustrator, and award-winning author of over 45 titles, Lynn has created, developed, and written projects for Chronicle, Workman, National Geographic, Scholastic, Random House, Penguin, A&E, Discovery Channel, Disney, ABC TV, NBC, NPR, the Annenburg Foundation, World Almanac, Cranium, and PBS.
A regular contributor to NBC’s New Day Northwest as a family science guru, Martha Stewart Radio as a family activity consultant, and a contributor to NPR’s Science Friday, she is the creator of the Mama Gone Geek blog and Tabletop Science (videos that make science fun and accessible). Lynn won five Telly Awards and two CINE awards for her music videos, which range in topics from bullying prevention, child protection, and the adolescent brain for international curriculums through Committee for Children, to independent projects encouraging science literacy and STEAM.
Her latest book for adults, a memoir called Mama Gone Geek, was released in 2014 and won the Independent Publishing Award Gold Medal. Her newest book, Turn This Book into a Beehive was released in 2018.
Maureen McQuerry is an award winning poet, novelist and teacher. Her YA novel, The Peculiars is an ALA Best Book for Young Adult Readers 2013 and winner of the Westchester Award. Her other novels include the Celtic Mythology duo Beyond the Door and The Telling Stone, and most recently Between Before and After, one of Barnes and Nobles most anticipated historical fictions for 2019. Big Ideas for Little Philosophers, a 4 book series featuring Socrates, Descartes, Aristotle and DeBeauvior, for preschoolers, releases in July 2020 to be followed by Big Ideas for Little Environmentalists.
Maureen taught middle school through college for almost twenty years in the Tri-Cities and was the McAuliffe Fellow for WA State in 2000. She currently lives on Bainbridge Island with her husband, 4 chickens and a hive full of bees.
**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.
Share your woodworking successes and challenges and learn what others in the BARN woodworker community are doing in a new series of online meetings.
Scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of the month, these sessions will usually begin with a small bit of prepared content, such as pictures of projects that members want to show, or interviews with local pro woodworkers, or tours of home shops — whatever content members of the group suggest. After the prepared content, we’ll have a chance to touch base on areas of interest with each other. You can ask technical questions, share lessons you've learned, suggest classes you'd like to take.
If you have pictures to share or a topic to suggest, please email email@example.com.
Take your creative expression to new heights in this 3-day BARN online class. You will use the fabric piecing principles of Boro, a traditional Japanese mending and quilting technique, and associated Sashiko hand-sewing skills to elevate a stack of everyday scraps into rich one-of-a-kind textiles that will beautifully adorn your home and wardrobe. Join internationally renown instructors Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby and explore the exciting Japanese textile art of Boro!
You will use the fabric piecing principles of Boro, a traditional Japanese mending and quilting technique, and associated Sashiko hand-sewing skills to elevate a stack of everyday scraps into rich one-of-a-kind textiles that will beautifully adorn your home and wardrobe.
“BORO is patched clothing with a lot of small cloths here and there, but nothing fancy like today’s quilted or patched works. It was made purely for the practical purposes for retaining warmth in the snowy areas and for making it last as long as possible where it was hard to obtain any sorts of cloth. When we review its practicality and design from today’s point of view, we are able to realize its incredible sophistication.” -Amuse Museum
Beginners encouraged – No experience necessary!
Recycling, repairing, and reworking textiles using Boro and sashiko is perfect for the maker who is ready to try something new and exciting. Even if you have never done any hand sewing and never fused two pieces of fabric together with a needle and thread, this is the class for you! If you’ve wanted to try quilting but were intimidated by stodgy traditional techniques, you’re going to love this class.
We’ll use Boro techniques to create a whole new panel of unique fabric from seemingly unusable remnants and odd pieces. By the end of the weekend, you will have a stunning new fabric that you can use by itself to enhance a favorite garment, accessory, or home décor item. Or use your new textile creation as the basis for a larger project like a quilt top, tote, or throw.
Want to make your reworked fabric even more special? Use an old shirt, pair of jeans, old ties, or favorite fabric remnants and we will use those items or scraps to work into your design! Any fabric will do. Woven fabrics, pieces of lace, crocheted or knitted motifs… bring it on!
Have a garment that could use a little dressing up? Or a grocery tote that is just plain bland? Do you have a pair of favorite jeans that have worn through, a jacket that still fits but you’re bored with? We will show you how to use your newly created fabrics and stunning stitching skills to take them from drab to FAB!
Join us and reignite your creativity – one stitch at a time.
Sashiko and Boro Multi-Day Online Workshop
Prework: A video on how to create swatches for Day 1 including how to draw the dots and lines on the swatch fabric will be sent out to the email you used to register with.
Sessions for this class will be recorded. You will be emailed a link at the end of each session to watch the video and practice between sessions. The link for each session will be active for seven days.
Day 1: Welcome to the Rabbit Hole
We will then really get our hands involved with learning how to stitch Hitomizashi and Moyouzashi sashiko. You’ll master Unshin - handling the needle and thread. Through the exercise of putting needle to fabric using the unique palm thimble and rocker motion of sashiko that we will make you proficient at this awe-inspiring stitching skill.
Part One- 2 hours (10 am - 12 pm)
Break (2 hours) You will use the same link sent in your email to rejoin the class.
Part Two- 2 hours (2 pm - 4 pm)
Day 2: Setting up your Project
We will continue to embellish our new textiles with session you will make a tote bag made from stunning new fabric, or a panel of Boro fabric that can be used to enhance a garment, act as an accessory or home décor item, or use as the basis for a larger project like a quilt or throw.
Day 3 The Fruits of our Labors
One session - 2 hours (10 am - 12pm)
Students should have on-hand:
- Sashiko Thimble
- Sashiko Needles
- Aurifil 12wt Thread
- Transfer paper
- Tote body and handles for class project
- Extensive handout including Sashiko pattern templates
- Extensive handout including Sashiko pattern templates
Instructors Bio: 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.
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**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
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 her tested recipes, teaching you tricks of the trade, and guiding you through some of her favorite gluten free treats while you work from the comfort of your kitchen, via Zoom.
A shopping list will be shared in advance with participants prior to class.This is a live, hands-on cooking class held in your kitchen via Zoom and will be as interactive as being together in the BARN Kitchen.
This month we'll make Lime Cheeze Cake.
6 oz of raw almonds
6 oz of oats
16 oz tub of coconut oil
Small bottle of maple syrup
14 oz can of full fat coconut milk
3 oz cashews
5 limes ( make sure they are juicy) If they feel harder then get an extra one.
Bag of Hemp seeds (Manitoba Harvest or Navitas are excellent choices and available at TnC or Willow tree)
Small bottle of real vanilla
Kitchen items you will need:
9 inch tart pan
Measuring cups and spoons
This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
A link to join this online class will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email.
The class will include a live cooking demonstration of several recipes, interactive discussions and lots of tips and tricks — all from the comfort of your home.
Katalin Gyorgyhas 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.
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.
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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Jen came to BARN with the beginnings of her first novel and now has a published book and audiobook. The classes and community at BARN enabled her to finish, edit, and self-publish her first mystery book, The Key to Murder. Join us as we talk with Jen about her process from the beginning to the end of writing and self-publishing her book as well as how classes, her critique group, and the BARN community were an essential part of her success.
Jen Pitts is a lifelong mystery reader who turned her obsession into writing cozy mysteries of her own. When she isn’t plotting fictional murder and mayhem, she’s chugging coffee, traveling, reading, and enjoying life with her children and husband in the Pacific Northwest.
Join Chef Meloni Courtway for a berry season bonanza to celebrate local flavors and ingredients in their prime. Via an on-line ZOOM class you will prepare together with Meloni a strawberry and shrimp salsa, the Perfect Pie Crust for a berry galette. Scout out the best berries at your local Farmer’s Market or farm stand the weekend before, or pick them in the wild as they come into season. Bring them back to your own kitchens for this hands-on cooking class. Watch and follow-along as you turn these seasonal market treasures into a beautiful and flavorful appetizer and dessert.
This is a live, virtual hands-on cooking class for adults and/or children all from the comfort of your own kitchen. Meloni’s class will be fun, interactive, hands-on and entertaining. Follow along, ask questions, interact with others just like you would if you were in the BARN Kitchen.
An ingredient list and recipes will be emailed in advance so that you can decide which ingredients you will need to purchase before class.
Students will need:
Stove Medium Size Frying Pan
Tongs or Cooking utensils
Measuring Cups and Spoons
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 has 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.
What could be better than brewing up some quarantine magic at home, by creating your own cocktails from scratch. Join Chef Meloni Courtway for a hands-on and demonstration cocktail class where we will make our own preserved rhubarb cordial to store for a later date, explore classic Italian Nocino liqueur recipes, and build a stash of homebrewed bitters with freshly harvested ingredients found in local gardens (hello holiday presents!). This 1-hour online class is a “taste at your own risk” event, but thankfully you don’t have to drive home!
During this class Chef Courtway will bottle several different bitters in a demonstration.
This is an Ages 21+ Event
This is a live, virtual hands-on cooking class for adults from the comfort of your own kitchen. Meloni’s class will be fun, interactive, hands-on and entertaining. Follow along, ask questions, interact with others just like you would if you were in the BARN Kitchen.
An ingredient list and recipes will be provided in advance so that you can decide which ingredients you will need to purchase before class.
2-4 stalks rhubarb1 lemon
1 inch piece of fresh ginger root
2-4 cups sugar
½ - 1 liter vodka (depending on how much you’d like to make)
A large jar
2 cinnamon sticks1 cardamom pod
1 star anise
6-8 unripened walnuts in outer skins (found in the PNW through August)1 cup sugar
½-1 liter vodka
A large jar
Bitters are made by creating tinctures with high proof alcohols and bittering herbs, leaves and fruits that are stored for several days to infuse. Spice is added to give them a full flavor.
You will need: high proof grain alcohol (80% or higher), a bitter of some kind, spices, sugar and a container to store them.
An email with the link to join the class will be sent to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email. You will be able to click on the link and participate from your smartphone, notebook or computer. The sign-in will open 15 minutes before the class starts, so that you can test your connection if you wish.
BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.
Please note that registration for this event will close on August 14th.
In this online live workshop, students will learn how to create dramatic mixed metals jewelry by fusing gold to steel. The workshop consists of five two-hour online sessions from 10 a.m. to 12:00 pm (PDT) featuring instructor interaction, recorded demonstrations and group discussion.
After each class you will have an assignment and time to work on your own. In addition, after each day’s class, there will be an optional online “open studio” session to ask questions of the instructor and discuss your progress. During the class you will complete at least two different pieces of steel and gold jewelry.
Topics covered in the workshop:
Session 1: Working with steel
Session 2: Alloying gold and preparing it for fusing
Session 3: Fusing gold to steel sheet and wire
Session 4: Forming and soldering steel
Session 5: Patinating and sealing steel jewelry
Experience Level: This workshop is intended for students who have some experience working with a jewelers torch and performing basic metalworking techniques, such as soldering, forming, sawing end texturing.
Instructor: Bette Barnett has devoted her work to exploring and experimenting with steel and gold. Bette began her jewelry career in 2010 and subsequently studied with the late Chris Nelson through his advanced workshops in fusing gold to steel. Since then Bette has perfected additional techniques and processes for steel, including Keum Boo on steel, iron wire fused with gold, alternative alloys for fusing such as shibuichi and shakudo, etching steel and fusing gold to non-traditional mild steel forms, such as mesh and perforated sheet. In recognition of her work, the Santa Fe Symposium has selected Bette to create a research paper on steel jewelry and present it during the 2020 Symposium Conference. She has also published articles on steel and gold jewelry in Lapidary Journal: Jewelry Artist.
Bette honed her teaching skills during her former career as a corporate communication consultant by providing extensive training services to the employees some of the largest companies in the world. She continually uses feedback from student surveys and hosting studios to refine her workshop offerings.
Want to weave this summer? Pick up a kit from BARN with a loaner loom and wool so you can weave at home with Zoom coaching from BARN fiber artists!
The loom is sized to fit in your lap, and you will practice basic weaving techniques while making a small wall hanging. Over four mornings, you will learn how to “warp” the loom, create patterns using at least two colors of “weft” yarn and learn how to finish your weaving. As time allows, you may be able to finish a second weaving project. Looms must be returned within one week of the end of class.
The Inkscape SIG (Special Interest Group) is focused on users of Inkscape for laser cutting and engraving. It is open to anyone interested in kibitzing with other inkscape enthusiasts. Each month may have a specific topic or just a discussion of current interest.
Bring your questions each month and your expertise in Inkscape. This will be a great way to broaden your skills and the skills of the community.
Hosted by Clayton Baber
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 joint BARN and Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA) class. In this four session class students will learn the parts and function of telescopes, and how to use them to observe celestial objects. Class format will be interactive and will include demonstration and commentary by the instructor with ample opportunity for participants to ask questions; curated videos demonstrating important concepts and techniques; and discussion. Participants who have telescopes are encouraged to have them on hand during class and share them on-screen via Zoom screen sharing.
Familiarity with telescopes and astronomy is NOT required; beginners are welcome!
Class Duration: 4 Sessions of 1.5 hours each: Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Frank Petrie, Board President of Battle Point Astronomical Association
Join plant-based Chef Nancy Travis as she guides you through a 21-day plant-based challenge that is perfect for someone who is interested in losing weight, wanting support in controlling diabetes as well as supporting a healthy blood pressure and heart.
This is weight loss without restricting “carbs” or counting calories. The key to healthy weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight is learning to choose the right foods that are satisfying and health promoting. This program based on clinical research and created by The Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine, will help you lose weight and stay healthy, all while bolstering clinical benefits such as lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, gaining better diabetes control as well as improving energy and mood.
Each class in the series will include an educational video, class discussion and support as well as a cooking demonstration of 3 recipes. Lots of tips and tricks, recipe handouts, as well as additional resources will be shared. You will also have access to Nancy via email to answer any questions between sessions.
Session 1: The Power of Your Plate - September 13We will focus on getting ready to start a low-fat, plant-based diet. We will guide you through what the diet entails, what groceries to purchase and what a healthy menu will look like.
Session 2: Let’s Go! - September 20thAfter a week of preparations and today’s lesson, you will have all the tools you need to start a low-fat, plant-based diet for the next three weeks. We will go around the "zoom room" and see how everyone did in their preparatory week of food shopping and meal planning.
Session 3: Getting into Gear - September 27th
After the first week of the challenge we will discuss how things went; share successes and get support for things that were challenging. You will gain some new insights from other class participants and may chose to share some of your own.
Session 4: Breaking the Food Seduction - October 4thThis class will go over why specific foods high fat foods like cheese seem addictive and why foods like broccoli are not. Today’s lesson will address what we can do to break those addictions.
Session 5: Keys for Natural Appetite Control - October 11th This final class you will have been following a plant-based diet for 21 days. We will discuss next steps along with learning about appetite control
This class was developed by Food for Life, an award-winning nutrition education and cooking program created by a team of physicians, nurses and dietitians for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
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.
So you want to write a novel? Or you’ve written 40,000 words of a novel, and suddenly find yourself stuck. Or your stories are interesting but lack a real plot.
Michele Bacon is here to help. Over the course of two Saturdays, she’ll put you to work on developing a compelling protagonist, raising the stakes, and plotting your manuscript. Come with a full story idea or with only a desire to write a novel. You’ll leave with clear direction and a plot waiting to become a manuscript.
The two sessions will include brief lectures, hands-on workshops, one-on-one discussion with Michele, and some partner work with other students.
Michele Bacon is the author of contemporary young adult novels Antipodes and Life Before. Her work focuses on families, friends, and the complicated relationships therein. When she’s not writing, Michele loves skiing, playing tabletop games, traveling, and dreaming of travel. She’s visited all 50 states and dozens of countries, always eager to hear people’s stories and immerse herself in other cultures. Wherever she goes, Michele enjoys helping writers find their voices and tell their stories. And she loves coming home to Seattle, where she lives with her partner and three young children.