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.
Write Now-- 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 Steve Bice.
Additional sessions on Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 and Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM.
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: Jessica Dubey [email protected]
The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice.
Additional sessions held on Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
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.
Write Now (formerly 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.
Additional sessions held on Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
In this overview class you will learn about some of the many ways to clean up and beautify your castings including grinding, machining, sanding, sand blasting, polishing and adding patina.
Contact: David Hays - [email protected]
There’s never been a better or more important time for nonfiction. Humanity depends on a fact-based understanding of the world. But your work doesn’t have to read like an encyclopedia entry. In fact, it can read as powerfully as fiction.
But how do you take a heap of facts and tell a satisfying story? One key step is seeing the main theme of your subject, whether it is a life, a historical event, or a form of technology.
This is both the hard part and the thrilling part—and it’s what will set your book apart from every other one on the subject.
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to build a system for organizing and focusing the big picture in your research. You’ll learn how to build parallel timelines so that you master not only your subject, but the context. You’ll also see spots where you need to dive deeper, as well as unexpected connections.
Martha Brockenbrough is the award-winning author of more than twenty books for young readers. She is a former journalist and question writer for Cranium and Trivial Pursuit. She founded National Grammar Day and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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.
If you’re struggling to understand plotting and plot structure, the answer may lie not in books but on the screen. Learn screenplay plotting techniques to help rescue your novel from a flat opening, a sagging middle, a weak climax, and a boring hero. In this class, we’ll discuss several popular screenplay plotting methods including the class three-act structure, beat sheets, and the nutshell method. Join Tiffany Reisz, USA Today bestselling author for this two-hour online seminar. For all levels.
Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today-bestselling author of the Romance Writers of America RITA®-winning Original Sinners series from Harlequin's Mira Books.
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Tiffany graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in English. She began her writing career while a student at Wilmore, Kentucky's Asbury Theological Seminary. After leaving seminary to focus on her fiction, she wrote The Siren, which has sold more than half a million copies worldwide.
Tiffany also writes mainstream women's suspense fiction, including The Bourbon Thief (winner of the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence Award) and the RITA®-nominated The Night Mark.
Her erotic fantasy The Red—self-published under the banner 8th Circle Press—was named an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Goodreads Best Romance of the Month. It also received a coveted starred review from Library Journal.
Tiffany lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. The cats are not writers.
**This workshop will be live-streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time.**
A whole food plant-based diet is a proven health winner! Sometimes the barrier for people to adopt this way of eating can be figuring out how to prepare simple yet delicious, healthy meals without spending the day in the kitchen. Nancy will teach you that meal prep, kitchen organization, and careful shopping is the answer. There is no “one way for everyone” approach as each household has its own requirements for space, preparation time, and the amount of food needed. Join plant-based personal chef Nancy Travis as she gives you her best tips for creating an individualized plan for quick, simple, every day, whole food plant-based meals that work for your family's needs.
Please Note: Foods will be determined by Nancy the day of the second class (depending what she needs to prep for her family) but recipes and resources list will be emailed after the class to all who attend.
Session 1: In this first session (no cooking) you’ll go through Nancy’s kitchen (virtually) where she will show you her fridge and kitchen storage and discuss ways to set up your own kitchen for success. This includes information about kitchen essentials like appliances, equipment, pantry staples, containers, and tips for saving time. Nancy also offers ideas for food storage for your veggies, grains, and beans, with an emphasis on keeping things fresh and ready to go! Nancy will go over different ways to prep meals depending on your family size and available time, and, how to think about creating meals in the most healthful way. Conversation will also include eating for weight loss and weight maintenance (usually fairly easy once on a plant-based diet!).
Session 2: In the second session we will be cooking and prepping demonstration where Nancy will put together a variety of foods to be used for meals or meal components. You’ll gain ideas for easy ways to put together prepped foods to create delicious meals for your family. Learn healthy cooking techniques such as no oil sautéing, roasting, and a demonstration of both. Nancy also teaches you the benefits of and about instant pot cooking and air frying.
During class, there will be time for questions and discussion about meal prep as well as how to maintain a healthy whole food plant-based diet.
Instructor Bio: Nancy Travis
As a health educator and personal chef, Nancy Travis supports people on their journey towards health and wellness through cooking, teaching, and promoting whole foods, a plant-based diet. Her passion is to help people transition to a plant-based diet, on their terms, making it sustainable for their lifestyle.
Nancy brings more than 30 years of experience cooking plant-based and vegan. She is a certified vegan lifestyle coach and educator, as well as has a certificate in plant-based nutrition. Nancy has formal culinary training in macrobiotics, and plant-based cooking and recently completed a vegan chef challenge. She has taught cooking at the BARN for the last four years. Nancy can be reached through her website Sukhikitchen.com.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Get introduced to 3D printing in this 2-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.
**This workshop will be live-streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time**