Online Class Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Zoom Room
    • 10
    Register

    Jane Stafford’s Online Weaving Guild  for 2021 will focus on Lace Weaves.  BARN is sponsoring watch parties for each episode.  We will break the episodes into two viewings, reserving 90 minutes per viewing.  You will be sent a zoom link one day prior to each session. We will gather online and through the magic of screen sharing,  watch the episode and chat as we view them. You must be a subscriber to the JST guild, per agreement with Jane Stafford.  We hope to be back in the studio at some point, and will set up a "hybrid" model, allowing some to come into BARN and others to watch on-line.

    Details:

    • You can be a beginner or master weaver to join this group some knowledge of weaving.
    • You can register at any time. Although you are signing up for the whole series, you can attend each session or pick and choose the episodes you want to view. We may also decide to view part year's episodes if there is interest. Please verify your email address as this is where an email will be sent with the link to join this online class.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • Participants will need to enroll in the Jane Stafford online guild by clicking here. The online guild requires you to join membership for a fee to join ( 2020 price was $75.77 USA) and BARN is not facilitating your enrollment in the Jane Stafford Textiles Online Guild. Once you join, you will also have access to all the past episodes and helpful information posted on the Jane Stafford Textile Weaving Guild website. 

     2021 Viewing Schedule

    Jan 27, Feb 3  Episode 1 -  Turned Twill
    March 3,10  Episode 2 - Canvas Weave
    April 7,14  Episode 3 - Huck
    May 12,19  Episode 4 - Huck Colour & Weaveamp
    June 16, 23  Episode 5 - Swedish Lace, June 10ate
    July 21, 28  Episode 6 - Bronson Spot
    Aug 25, Sept 1  Episode 7 - Atwater Bronson Lace
    Sept 29, Oct. 6 Episode 8 - Blended Lace
     Nov. 3, Nov.10  Episode 9 - Huck & Twills
     Dec 1  Episode 10 - Lace Grande Finale


    Group Host:
    Catherine Camp, ccamp@bainbridgebarn.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.

    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • 11 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
    • 28
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    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


    Details:

    • You can register at any time even if some sessions have passed.
    • 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.

    • 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  Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • Thursday, October 21, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code: PR101421SC
    • 2
    Registration is closed


    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time.** 

    Build your confidence in Book Arts skills by learning to make a variety of quite simple book-forms such as pamphlets, booklets, brochures, cards, and zines. Then challenge your own personal creativity by adding to each thoughts/words you want to convey, then uniquely enhancing your creation to become an original art-book.

    • An overview PowerPoint presentation that covers more possible products and styles than could ever fit onto our entire studio work space;
    • Instructor demonstrations of the key skills and tools used in making each book-form;
    • Vocabulary – all the strange Book Arts words and phrases that will have become ‘friends’ by the end of the second session. This will also be emailed as a Handout.

    This two-session class is part of the Print & Book Studio’s Beginners Series, in which all the basic techniques will be explored; all the vocabulary of the world-of-book will become familiar; and each of your creations/products will be a source of pride.

    In this class, Pamphlets & Company, not only will you acquire and refine book-making skills, you will also learn tips & hints along the way that will make future book-making experiences really fun! 

    Construction techniques like measuring, cutting, folding, gluing, extending, covering, and wrapping are all utilized, along with more complex notions such as creating illusions, 3-D effects, the power of words, and the subtlety of color will all become tools for you to effectively use as you work.  We will be using a variety of materials in making these “cousins” of bound books – both as a means for learning the different characteristics (and demands) of available materials, and for you to actually experience the different effects that different materials can make.

    In the first of the two sessions we will get acquainted with each of these ‘book’ forms through –

    We will make two of the five forms during the first session, but leave the embellishing and writing as homework between session – this gives each of you time to think, ponder, edit.... and finalize on your own.  It will also provide you with experience: that priceless element of creative discussion. And THAT – a creative review and discussion – is exactly how we will start the second session. Then, with lots of great ideas flying around, we go on to the creation of the remaining three forms.

    It’s going to be a great class! DON’T MISS IT.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, October 3rd at 2:30pm so that kits can be assembled and mailed or made ready for pickup in a timely manner. If you are registering to have the kit mailed, please confirm your mailing address. Refunds or credits will not be issued after October 3.
    • You will be notified via email after 10/4, when kits are ready for pick up.
    • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
    • A link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

    Instructor Bio:

    Susan M. Callan has been a devotee of Book Arts for almost 30 years. 

    In the mid 2000’s, she was invited to join a 12-artist team, each teaching their own discipline under the auspices of The Creativity Center. In the Center’s 5-year run here on Bainbridge, she discovered the genuine joy of sharing her Book Arts knowledge and skills with enthusiastic students. She has been teaching (and, of course, still learning) all aspects of Book Arts, as well as the study of Creativity, ever since.

    In 2017 and 2019, she taught classes in creativity at the biennial national conference, FOBA (Focus on Book Arts), in Oregon. These classes blended Book Arts with Creativity, an approach she continues to integrate into her BARN classes today. 


    • Saturday, October 16, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR101621GL
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    What makes a poem memorable? It touches things that matter. Learn about the qualities that give poems their moral and emotional reach from Washington state poet laureate finalist Gary Lilley. We will look at writers whose work achieves that reach, including Jericho Brown, Diane Seuss, and Warsan Shire, and discuss ways to bring this into our own writing.

    Since Covid, time has become more accelerated, more demanding, and the intensity of the life we wish to live can be reflected in our writing. We will discuss the quality of gravitas and how to write in such a way that focuses on the moment with a power the reader cannot escape. Writers are encouraged to be thinking of what matters in the poems they want to write. Bring your seed poems or create new drafts. Poets of all levels are welcome.

    Details:

    • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, October 14th at 12:00 PM.
    • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
    • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event start to the email you used to register with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.


    Author Bio: Gary Copeland Lilley is the author of eight books of poetry, the most recent being The Bushman's Medicine Show, from Lost Horse Press (2017), and a chapbook, The Hog Killing, from Blue Horse Press (2018). He earned his MFA from the Warren Wilson College Program for Creative Writers. Lilley is a veteran of the U.S. Navy’s nuclear submarine force. He is originally from North Carolina and now lives, writes, performs, and teaches in the Pacific Northwest. He has received the Washington DC Commission on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry. A founding member of The Black Rooster poetry collective, he is published in numerous anthologies and journals. He was a finalist for the 2018 and the 2020 Washington State Poet Laureate. He is a Cave Canem fellow. He can usually be found with a guitar strapped around him.

      • Saturday, October 16, 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Class Time is Pacific Daylight Time, Class Code WR101621JS
      • 3
      Registration is closed

      **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

      Have you ever wondered if it’s okay to write a fictional piece about someone from real life, whether famous, family, or your old boss? Indeed, it is, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ethical, moral, and legal issues to understand and contend with. In this class, we’ll discuss legalities and best practices, as well as how to fictionalize her or him “enough” in your writing, without losing the qualities that made you want to write that person in the first place. Please come with an example of someone real to cast in a fictional context, whether it’s your mom or Abe Lincoln. This class will include handouts, worksheets, and writing exercises.  

      Attendees will:

      • Learn publishing practices with regard to fictionalization of real people in stories
      • Understand how to “disguise” their “real life” characters
      • Put it into practice with personalized writing exercises

      Details:

      • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, October 14th at 4:00 pm (Pacific Daylight Time).
      • This class will be presented via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.
      Instructor Bio:

      Jennie Shortridge is the author of five novels, including Love Water Memory and When She Flew, and is currently working on a memoir. Her books have been translated, optioned for screen, and selected to grace many “best pick” lists in the industry. Jennie has enjoyed teaching over the past twenty years at such places as BARN, Hugo House, Hedgebrook, the PNWA Conference, and many more. In a recent past life, she was the cofounder and executive director of Seattle7Writers, a literary nonprofit.


      • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
      • Tuesday, December 28, 2021
      • 11 sessions
      • Class time is Pacific Standard Time
      • 35
      Register
      **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

      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


      Details:

      • 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   Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org

      • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
      • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
      • 15 sessions
      • Event time is Pacific Time
      • 5
      Register

      **This event will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

      Virtual Slow Stitch Tuesday
      Tuesday, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

      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.

      Details:

      • Because this is an ongoing free event, you can register at any time even if a session has passed.
      • This event will be presented via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
      • An email will be sent to you every week 1 day before the session start date with the Zoom link to join the class. Please watch for this email. 
      • Thursday, October 21, 2021
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Class time is Pacific Time. Class code: WR102121JD
      • 19
      Register

      **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

      In case you didn’t know, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, a great adventure in writing that happens every year at NaNoWriMo.org where literally (pun intended) hundreds of thousands of aspiring novelists race to put down 50,000 words in 30 days. Although originally intended to be for novel writers only, the event has expanded and really, you can work on whatever you want. There are online forums and Discord communities where you can share ideas and join in word sprints.

      For this informal workshop, we’ll look at some ways to get ready for a month of full-out writing, and explore a collection of resources available to help you on your journey. (To get a head start, check out: https://nanowrimo.org/nano-prep-101

      The BARN Writers Studio will have regular (free) write-ins during the month of November where we can cheer each other on and keep the inspiration fires burning.

      Details:

      • This class will be live streamed via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • A Zoom link will be sent to the email account you registered with one day prior to the start. Please watch for this email.

      About Jessica Dubey: Jessica has been participating in NaNoWriMo since 2008, not necessarily hitting that 50,000 word goal every year but always having a good time! A member of BARN’s Writers Studio steering committee, she is currently working with her writing group, Oyster Seed Salon, on their second edition of “Short Stories of Bainbridge Island,” due to publish this holiday season.


      • Saturday, October 23, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Class Time is Pacific Time, Class Code WR102321LO
      • 5
      Register
      **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

      The scene is the foundational element of story construction. Learn how to take it to greater heights with book editor and award-winning author, Lorin Oberweger, who has over 25 years of experience in the industry. In this class, we’ll examine the ways in which every aspect of the scene can perform multiple functions, creating richer and more dynamic moments that lead to a much more satisfying work. We'll look at different approaches to scene structure and those elements of scene and story that are essential to creating reader investment. Come with a couple of scenes from your work-in-progress and a willingness to dig in!

      Details:

      • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, October 21st at 12:00pm (Pacific Time)
      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
      • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.
      Instructor Bio:

      LORIN OBERWEGER is a highly sought-after independent book editor, ghostwriter, and award-winning author with more than twenty-five years of experience in publishing. In addition to the workshops produced by her company, Free Expressions, Lorin is a popular instructor at writing conferences around the country. She also has eight traditionally published books (five fiction, three nonfiction), including BOOMERANG, REBOUND, and BOUNCE, co-written with Veronica Rossi and published by Harper Collins. Her work has received glowing reviews from the New York Times, USA Today, Kirkus Reviews, and others. Most recently, she co-authored THANK YOU FOR COMING TO MY TED TALK with Chris Anderson, director of the renowned TED organization.

      • Sunday, October 24, 2021
      • Sunday, December 26, 2021
      • 3 sessions
      • Class time is Pacific Time. Class code: EL092621DS
      • 35
      Register

      **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.

      Details:

      • This class is free, but you must register in order to receive the zoom link.
      • All ages 14+ are welcome.
      • 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 event will be sent to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.

      Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
      • Monday, October 25, 2021
      • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
      • 6 sessions
      • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE-AJA102521CB
      • 7
      Register

      **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**

      In these 90-min online sessions, students will explore the fundamentals of object drawing. You will learn the rules and guidelines of rendering objects. The drawing systems of isometric, orthographic, and perspective will be introduced in this class and drawing for communication will be a focus.

      Students will need to provide these supplies:

      • Felt tip pens: (one each Sharpie regular, fine and ultra fine 0.5mm points)
      • Pencils: one each HB, 2B, 4B, 6B (with pencil sharpener)
      • Sketch book: minimum 8 1/2” X 11” (smooth finish paper) Or Copy paper
      • Staedtler #977-102 General Purpose Template
      • 12” ruler
      • Kneaded rubber Eraser
      • Pearl White plastic Eraser

        Details:

        • Registration for this class will close on Saturday, October 23rd at 3:00pm.
        • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
        • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each sessionPlease watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

        Instructor Bio:

        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.

        • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
        • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
        • 4 sessions
        • Class time is Pacific Daylight Time, Class Code: WR102621JG
        • 1
        Register
        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        If you've never written, need to let go of your critical or "editor" voice, or just need some new energy to get the words flowing, this four week series is for you! A safe and fun environment is created giving writers of all levels and genres an opportunity to generate new writing. Enrollment is limited to eight writers.

        Prompts will be provided for timed writing, followed by an opportunity to read and receive responses to fresh written material. Reading your work is optional. 

        "My very best writing emerges out of your groups' creative cauldrons...your comments were spot on, very insightful and helpful." --from a participant

        Details:

        • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, October at 5:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time).
        • This class will be presented via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
        • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

        Instructor Bio:

        Julie Gardner, an Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate, has led WritersGathering groups, workshops and retreats in Seattle since 2011.  At BARN, she has offered a quarterly series since 2019. Participants say they learn more about their strengths, discover new ones, develop their repertoire of craft elements, take risks, generate writing, and have fun writing and learning from others.

        Julie is the editor of Original Voices: Homeless and Formerly Homeless Women's Writings. Recent works have been featured in Passager's Pandemic DiariesPersimmon Treeand in Alone Together: Love, Grief and Comfort in the Time of Covid-19.



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        • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
        • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Class Time is Pacific Time
        • 4
        Register
        **This training will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        This one-hour Zoom training is required for BARN Volunteer Monitors, Liaisons, Steering Committee Members, and those instructors who may be teaching without a Liaison. It covers BARN's policies for the protection of youth and vulnerable adults, and how volunteers can help create a safe and welcoming culture for all at BARN.  

        This training is offered every two months at 4pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  If you have any questions about this training or are unable to attend at the scheduled times, please contact BARN Program Manager Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org or (206) 842-4475 x221.


        Details:

        • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
        • A Zoom link will be in your registration confirmation email. You will also receive another reminder email one day before the event.


        • Saturday, October 30, 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code FI103021MB
        • 15
        Register

        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        Take your scrappy wonky quilt block skills to the next level by adding dimension through panels and framing. This alternate method of assembling scrappy wonky blocks uses charting and your own creativity to create one-of-a-kind blocks that are individual works of art.

        Choose to assemble them into a modern art quilt, display each of them separately, or use them as part of an existing garment or accessory (think patch pockets, decorative mending, and embellishments). The application for these scrappy wonky treasures is limited only by your imagination… and we hope to give you some inspirations during class.

        Come to class with at least three scrappy wonky blocks that are around 6”. Yes, they can be smaller. No, they do not need to be square at all… scrappy and wonky is the point! Just pick your favorite blocks from past classes or assemble one of the patterns in your handout and we will pick up from there at the beginning of class and turn them all into your own personal fiber arts masterpieces.

        Prerequisite:

        Please have a sewing machine and know how to sew a straight line. Students should have taken the Scrappy Wonky Quilt class or have prior experience in Scrappy Wonky quilt construction.

        Supplies:

        • Sewing machine
        • Sewing thread in a neutral color – We use Aurifil 50wt thread for sewing
        • Fabric scissors
        • Thread snips
        • Iron and ironing mat or pressing tool like the Clover Roll & Press or a Hera marker
        • Quilting ruler
        • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
        • Fabric of your choice (random scraps in your favorite colors and patterns).

        Details:

        • Class will begin at 10:00 am and go until 12:00 pm. We will take a break to work on our projects and reconvene at 4:00pm until 6:00 pm.
        • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. 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.
        • A  Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN. 
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
        • Skill Level:  Beginning, ability to make a scrappy quilt block
        • Ages 14+ Welcome

        Instructor 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. 

        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:

        Facebook

        Instagram

        Twitter



        • Saturday, October 30, 2021
        • Sunday, November 07, 2021
        • 4 sessions
        • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code PB103021SS
        • 4
        Register
        **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom. Class time is PACIFIC TIME**

        Consider five small shallow boxes, each folded from a single sheet of heavy stock. Imagine binding these drawer-like boxes into something reminiscent of a book block, complete with its own cabinet-like case. Inside each of these boxes you construct something mechanical from paper that can be used many ways. You have just built a Cabinet of Paper Mechanical Curiosities—a 4D Whitman’s sampler of movable delicacies, made entirely with paper.

        This workshop removes the restraint of FLAT from the codex page. The first box explores movable paper engineering fundamentals. By adding a sculptural component, the second amplifies a model from the first box. The third is a tiny automata. The fourth contains a classic crankie. The fifth box employs a shutter structure to mysteriously bring an object into view. You will make this movable mechanical magic out of little more than card stock, glue, and simple hand tools.

        Both paper engineering beginners and advanced practitioners will be accommodated and challenged by this material.

        The first session will have a one hour break at noon and resume again at 1:00pm.

        Supplies to have on hand:

        • bone folder
        • steel ruler
        • xacto knife
        • self-healing mat
        • scissors
        • pencil
        • microspatula
        • tweezers

        Details:

        • Registration for this class will close on Sunday, October 17th at 10:00 am so that kits can be mailed in a timely manner.
        • Kits will be mailed to you by the instructor. Please verify your mailing address when registering.
        • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
        • A link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

        Instructor Bio:

        Shawn Sheehy is an artist with a love of ecology who enjoys exploring such themes as interconnectedness, adaptability, and evolution. Passionate about pop-up books, he works sculpturally with the book format and has presented numerous workshops on pop-up engineering across the country.

        • Saturday, October 30, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Conducted virtually via Zoom Room 1, Class Code: WR103021++
        • 270
        Register

        **This event will be live streamed via Zoom. Event time is Pacific Time** 


        BARN’s annual Dark and Stormy Night is creeping up on us again!  Please join us from the comfort and safety of your own place to see and hear some star local authors reading original spooky stories. 

        Get ready for terrifying tales written and read by:

        Lynn Brunelle

        Megan Chance

        Jamie Ford

        Dinah Manoff

        Maureen McQuerry

        Kevin O'Brien

        Warren Read

        New this year: For added excitement (and to support the youth scholarship fund), you can also bid on having a name of your choice used in one of the stories. You can even bid to name a character in next year's thriller by best selling author Kevin O'Brien! The online auction will run from October 15 to 25. Register to bid here

        Details:

        • There are two ticket types: a Jack-O-Lantern ticket for $30, and a Wizard ticket for $100. Your Wizard ticket adds even more support for youth scholarships and, as a thank you, we will send you a set of special Wizard coasters to use during the event (or anytime you need to feel the magic!). The coasters are being made by our own wizards in the Electronic and Technical Arts studio.
        • All proceeds go to student scholarships.
        • This event will be presented via the Zoom video conferencing program. A Zoom link to join the event will be emailed to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email.
        • You only need to register once even if you are going to have other family members in your household participate.


        Author Bios:

        Lynn Brunelle is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for "Bill Nye the Science Guy," Lynn Brunelle has over 25 years of experience writing for people of all ages, across all manner of media. Previously a classroom science, English and art teacher for kids K-12, she is an award-winning author of over 45 titles. A regular contributor to National Geographic, NPR and NBC, she has spoken at the UN about girls and STEM education and thrown out a first pitch at a Mariners/Yankees game to honor our native bees for BEEballday. She was recently named a Bainbridge Island Treasure.



        Megan Chance is the bestselling, critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several novels. Her work has been chosen for Amazon Book of the Month, IndiNext, and the Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice. Booklist calls her writing "provocative and haunting". Her books include A Splendid Ruin, A Drop of Ink, and The Visitant.

        Megan lives in the Pacific Northwest.




        Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer, Min Chung, who emigrated from Hoiping, China to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name Ford, thus confusing countless generations.

        His debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list, went on to win the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and has been optioned for film and stage. His second book, Songs of Willow Frost, was also a national bestseller. His work has been translated into 35 languages. (He’s still holding out for Klingon, because that’s when you know you’ve made it).

        His latest novel, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy will be published May 2022.

        When not writing or daydreaming, he can be found tweeting @jamieford and posting on Instagram @jamiefordofficial.


        Dinah Manoff is an award-winning actress who was born in New York City to actress Lee Grant and writer Arnold Manoff.  Her credits include numerous theater roles including a Tony Award-winning performance in “I Ought to Be in Pictures”, in which she starred with Walter Matthau. Her film roles include Grease and Ordinary People

        Dinah has also worked as a television director, helming episodes of “Sabrina,” “Movie Stars,” “Brothers,” and numerous episodes of “Empty Nest”. She resides with her family on Bainbridge where she writes, directs  theater and teaches acting. Recently she published her first novel The Real True Hollywood Story of Jackie Gold.


        Maureen McQuerry is the author of four novels, 2 board book series, and 2 nonfiction books, including: The Peculiars, Beyond The Door, The Telling Stone, Between, Before And After, Big Ideas For Little Philosophers and the forthcoming Big Ideas For Little Environmentalists

        Her books have been selected for YALSA best fiction, ALA best book, Bank Street Best Books, and sold in 5 languages. Publisher’s Weekly calls her YA and MG work “evocative of The Dark is Rising and Neil Gaimen.”

        Maureen taught for 20 years, specializing in gifted education, and was the McAuliffe fellow for WA state in 2000. She currently lives on an island near Seattle with her husband, a hive full of bees, and four chicken sisters.


        Kevin O’Brien
        Before his thrillers landed him on the USA Today and New York Times Bestseller lists, Kevin O’Brien was a railroad inspector.  The author of 21 internationally-published thrillers, he won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Pacific Northwest Mystery. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages. Press & Guide said: “If Alfred Hitchcock were alive today and writing novels, his name would be Kevin O’Brien.” Kevin’s latest nail-biter is The Night She Disappeared.  He is one of 13 bestselling, award-winning thriller authors contributing to the anthology, Nothing Good Happens After Midnight, edited by Jeffery Deaver. He lives in Seattle, where he is hard at work on his next thriller.


        Warren Read juggles his day job as a high school associate principal with his writing life. He is the award-winning author of the novels Ash Falls and the New York Times notable mention One Simple Thing. His short fiction has been published in Hot Metal Bridge, Mud Season Review, Sliver of Stone, Inklette, Switchback Magazine and East Bay Review. In addition, he has had two short plays directed and produced by Tony winner Dinah Manoff. He and his husband live in the middle of a wonderfully exotic garden in Kingston, WA.  Learn more about Warren at www.warren-read.com



        • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
        • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code: JE110221CE
        • 10
        Register

        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        This stunning “Eternity” pendant is created from a handful of very humble findings and seed beads. Learn the basics of square stitch while exploring combinations of bead colors and sizes. Kits will include materials to make three separate pendants 

        Details:

        • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, October 21st, 12:00pm so that kits can be assembled and mailed in a timely manner. Please verify your mailing address when you register. Refunds or credits will not be issued after 10/21.
        • Class time is Pacific Daylight Time.

        • 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. You will need a desktop, laptop or tablet device to participate.

        • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.


        Instructor: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

        Contact: Jewelry.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org


        • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
        • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
        • 3 sessions
        • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code PB110221CL
        • 10
        Register
        **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time.**

        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. This is an all levels class, beginners encouraged!

        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. 

        Supplies to have on hand at home, not included in the kit.

        Students will need some basic supplies and anything they typically like to work with. These could include:

        A rolling pin or dowel rod of sorts, sticks, textural surfaces to take rubbings from, watercolors, crayons, pencils, tape, glue stick, a variety of thin papers to include, typing copy paper, wrapping paper, magazines, newspapers, water spray bottle, water source/sink, paper towels/rags, thin work gloves, apron, and work clothes.

        Details:

        • This is a Beginner/All Levels
        • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, October 21st at 8:30pm to allow adequate time to process and mail kits. Refunds or credits will not be accepted after October 21st.
        • You have two options when registering: to have a kit mailed to you or to pick up a kit at BARN. If you want your kit mailed, please verify your mailing address when registering. If you choose to pick up your kit, you will be notified by email when and where kits can be picked up.
        • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
        • A handout and Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to the start. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for this email.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply

        Instructor Bio:

        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.

        • Saturday, November 06, 2021
        • Saturday, November 13, 2021
        • 2 sessions
        • Class is Pacific Time, Class Code: WR110621WK
        • 10
        Register

        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        Your life is a story, and if told correctly, a very interesting one. There is an art to taking the sprawling events of your life and reducing them down to a personal essay or memoir. Using Bill Kenower’s unique inside-out approach to writing, we will look at how to tell the fine difference between telling a story about your life, and using your life to tell a story. It doesn’t matter if you want to tell the story of how you’ve climbed Mount Everest, or falling in love for the first time, all stories are worth telling when you find their heart. 

        Students taking this class can expect to learn:

        • How to find the narrative arc in a personal story.
        • How to write about painful memories.
        • How to write about people who have mistreated you.
        • How to turn the most challenging moments from your life into a story that can help others.

        Details:

        • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, November 4th at 12:00 PM.
        • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
        • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event start to the email you used to register with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
        Instructor Bio:

        William Kenower is the author of Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write With ConfidenceWrite Within Yourself: An Author’s Companion, the forthcoming Everyone Has What It Takes: A Writer’s Guide to the End of Self-Doubt, and the Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine. In addition to his books he’s been published in The New York Times, Writer’s Digest, Edible SeattleParent Map, and has been a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.


        • Saturday, November 06, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
        • ETA Virtual Zoom Room
        • 23
        Register

        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        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.

        Details:

        • 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 event will be sent to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.



        Contact: ETA.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org
        • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code FI110921SG
        • 19
        Register

        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        Years ago, our grandparents and great-grandparents made beautiful quilts using a technique known as “hand piecing.” But they just called it quilting! Prior to the mass production of the sewing machine and long arm quilting machines, quilting was done on a small scale by sewing the pieces together by hand. Luckily, a few traditional sewists and quilters have kept the traditional of hand piecing quilts alive. Now, we’re going to pass it along to you!

        Why hand piecing? There is something supremely satisfying about the tactile experience of holding fabric, needle, and thread in your hands and building something step-by-step. But, beyond the sensory experience, hand piecing is portable and takes up hardly any space making it the perfect creative activity for travel or sitting-in-the-car/bus stop/ferry/carpool line, sitting in the garden… you get the idea. The best part: you can pick it up and put it down quickly without a lot of preparation and clean up so you can work on your hand piecing when you only have a few minutes to spare.

        Beginners welcome! No previous sewing experience is necessary. We’ll start at the beginning with our pattern templates and cut out the shapes for our very first quilt block. Then, using easy seaming stitches, we’ll build our blocks piece by piece until you have the start of your very first hand pieced quilt. Even if you’ve never done any sewing before, this class will teach you everything you need to get you started as a hand sewer of quilts.

        Prerequisites:

        • Know how to thread a needle.

        Supplies:

        • Hand sewing needle - We recommend quilting needles or sharps.
        • Sewing thread in a neutral color – We use Aurifil 50wt thread for hand sewing
        • Fabric scissors
        • Thread snips
        • Pressing tool like the Clover Roll & Press or a Hera marker
        • Fabric of your choice 

        Details:

        • Registration will close on Sunday, November 7th at 9:00pm.
        • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. 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.
        • A  Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN. 
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
        • Skill Level:  Beginning
        • Ages 14+ Welcome

        Instructor 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. 

        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:

        Facebook

        Instagram

        Twitter



        • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Zoom Online Class, Class Code ME110921PM
        • 9
        Register
        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        In this Zoom class you will learn about the ancient art of melting and pouring metal into molds to make utilitarian things as well as beautiful art. Learn about the various processes including lost wax and sand casting. We will discuss the steps to make sand castings to whet your appetite for classes at the BARN Foundry.

        Details:

        • Registration will close one day prior to the class start date on September 13 at 8:30pm.
        • 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.

        • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

        Instructor Bio: Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad. 

        Contact: David Hays - David@haysys.com


        • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
        • Friday, November 19, 2021
        • 4 sessions
        • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI111021JM
        • 15
        Register

        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**

        This is perhaps the ultimate color sampler!  It is a chance to work with Jennifer Moore, an internationally renown expert and teacher of the Double Weave technique. 

        Double weave is a sophisticated weaving technique which allows a weaver to weave two layers of fabric at the same time. The layers can be connected on one side, creating a double width cloth or on both sides creating a tube. It is a versatile, advanced weaving technique very handy to have when making blankets or other items. The technique combined with Jennifer’s emphasis on color make this workshop a must.


        In this workshop, you will begin by winding a warp and setting up your loom according to Jennifer’s system for working with multiple colors in a rotational sequence and bringing it to the workshop. A basic two-layered structure will enable you to mix and match colors, creating an amazing array of color mixtures.

        As you weave and your warp colors move past each other you will experience a visual feast of iridescence and more patterns. We will also experiment with single-layered structures such as warp rep and warp-faced twills and the effects that they create on this versatile warp.

        Those workshop participants set up for two blocks on eight shafts will also be able explore an unlimited range of block combinations.

        The sampler produced in this double weave workshop will provide a remarkable education in color theory and how optical mixtures work in weaving, as well as a great source of inspiration for future weaving projects.

        Students should prepare the following prior to the workshop:

        Prior to the workshop, pre-workshop materials that include a couple videos on how to wind the warp and set up the loom will be sent to you. Students need to use either a 4 or 8 harness table or floor loom. This information will be sent to registrants in October.

        Instructions on the warping pattern required for the workshop will be provided.

        Details:

        • Skill Level: Intermediate.  Students must be able to warp their looms on their own, to understand weaving terminology, and to know how to read weaving patterns.
        • Ages 14+ Welcome.
        • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
        • A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
        • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 

          Instructor Bio: 
          Jennifer Moore literally wrote the book on Doubleweave, titled The Weaver’s Studio: Doubleweave.  She holds an MFA in Fibers and specializes in exploring mathematical patterns and musical structures in doubleweave wall hangings. She has exhibited throughout the world, receiving numerous awards for her work, and has been featured in many weaving publications. Jennifer lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and travels extensively to teach workshops in doubleweave, color and geometric design. Jennifer was invited to teach doubleweave to indigenous Quechua weavers in Peru in 2013, where they are once again excelling in this technique which had been discontinued after the Spanish conquest. 

          • Thursday, November 11, 2021
          • Friday, November 12, 2021
          • 2 sessions
          • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code KI111121SB
          • 13
          Register

          **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time** 

          Okay… it’s time to come clean…

          It’s true… the Shibaguyz love a certain kind of cake! Yes, we’re talking about the seasonal cake with the name akin to the evil character in a certain book about a young wizard. The-Cake-That-Dare-Not-Speak-Its-Name.  But, despite all that, we love it… and in November we’re going to share with you the reason why we do.  And we’ll even name it!

          This is no ordinary fruitcake recipe. This is the recipe that Jason’s mother, Kay, handed down to us from his Great-Great Grandma Hoyt who brought it over from England when she immigrated to the U.S. in the late nineteenth century. 

          We’re baking this in November, live with you, because, although you can eat it as soon as it cools, to it takes 30 days to make the “Grown-up version” completely saturated with brandy/rum.  You will NOT want to use this as a door stop… or to anchor your boat… and it will not be around after the apocalypse. Believe us, it will not last that long. You’re gonna love it!

          Make plans to join us on Zoom as the Shibaguyz present to you a family heirloom as sent to them from Jason’s Mother as sent to her from his Aunt Irene.

          Details:

          • Registration will close on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30 PM (Pacific Time)
          • A shopping list will be in your registration confirmation email.
          • This class will be taught online via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorialPlease make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
          • A Zoom link, prep work, and recipes will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
          • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given. 
          • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

          Instructor Bio:

          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.

          Shannon and Jason's Social Media Links:

          Facebook

          Instagram

          Twitter



          • Saturday, November 13, 2021
          • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
          • Class time is Pacific Time, Class code: KI111321MC
          • 14
          Register

          **This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom. Class time is Pacific Standard Time.**

          Join chef and teacher, Meloni Courtway for a fall pie 101 workshop. Working online from her kitchen, Meloni will teach you the secrets to the perfect butter crust!

          This is a hands-on cooking class held in your kitchen via Zoom. Meloni will be teaching you how to prepare a double crust as well as bake a lovely crumble topped apple pie.  You end up with two pie crusts in order to make a second pie of your choosing at a later time.  You just may decide to use that second crust to bake the delicious pumpkin pie recipe she’s offered you in the recipe packet. Meloni will be teaching you how to prepare each recipe and promises to be as interactive as it would be in the BARN Kitchen. Cheers to holiday time and pie baking with chef Melonie!

          We have an in-studio class you may like to attend also. It is Monday, November 15th, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. To read more and register, please click here.

          Required Home Equipment 
            1. Pastry cutter/blender

            2. Measuring cups & spoons
            3. Mixing bowls
            4. Pie pan
            5. Rolling pin
            6. Oven

            Details:

            • Registration will close on Thursday, November 11th at 11:30 AM.
            • An email will be sent with the recipe, prep and the Zoom link to join this class online. It will be delivered to the email address you used to register
            • The class will include a live cooking demonstration of several recipes, interactive discussions, handouts, recipes, lots of tips and tricks — all from the comfort of your home. 
            • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

            Instructor Bio:

            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. Meloni loves working with kids and adults as they explore their own power and capabilities in the kitchen. She also loves pie.

              • Saturday, November 13, 2021
              • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
              • Class Code: EL111321RG
              • 9
              Register

              **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.

              Details:

              • Registration will close on Friday, November 12th at 10:00 AM.
              • Online students will participate via the Zoom video conferencing program. An email will be sent to the email address you registered with that will contain the Zoom link to join the class. Please watch for this email. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
              • Thursday, November 18, 2021
              • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
              • Class time PST: Class Code: WR111821GS+
              • 20
              Register

              **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

              Garth Stein, internationally best-selling author of the Art of Racing in the Rain, is hosted by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Lynn Brunelle in a conversation where everything is on the table from Garth’s approach to craft to his feelings about Zoom.

              Details:

              • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
              • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event start to the email you used to register with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.

              Presenter bios:

              Garth Stein is the internationally bestselling author of the contemporary classic, The Art of Racing in the Rain, the story of a beloved philosopher dog named Enzo who teaches us everything we need to know about being human. The book was adapted into a major motion picture starring Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia, and Amanda Seyfried. The Art of Racing in the Rain has sold more than 6 million copies world-wide, been translated into 36 languages, and spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list, topping out at #1. The novel inspired a Young Reader edition as well as four children’s picture books, and a stage adaptation by Book-It Repertory Theatre in Seattle.

              For his latest project, Garth has collaborated with illustrator Matthew Southworth (Stumptown) on The Clovena graphic novel trilogy set in the near-future that explores the themes of genetic engineering, disinformation, income inequality, homelessness, diversity, and belonging. Find out more about Garth at https://www.garthstein.com/.

              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. Find out more about Lynn at https://lynnbrunelle.com/.


              • Saturday, November 20, 2021
              • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
              • Class is Pacific Time, Class Code: WR112021DS
              • 11
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              **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

              This course provides the hands-on writing of an “artist’s statement.” During the class, students examine samples of working artists’ biographies, and determine the essential elements in an effective statement. Various styles are discussed, and a list of key words and sentence starters are reviewed.

              A template is provided and all participants will begin to outline their biography with some easy and fun creative exercises that are sure to bring out their personal style. Participant’s work will be reviewed, with direct feedback from the instructor and others. We’ll discuss how to make minor variations in order to address specific audiences like a fine art gallery or small gift shop.

              And finally, we’ll develop a polished statement to effectively generate interest in the artist and their work. Helpful marketing hints are interjected throughout this course, including writing a press release.

              This workshop is appropriate for all types of artists from visual artists to writers and performing artists.

              Handouts are provided. Students should bring paper and pen, and (optionally) electronic writing  devices they are familiar with.

              Details:

              • Registration for this class will close on Thursday, November 18th at 4:30 PM.
              • This class will be taught via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
              • A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event start to the email you used to register with. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
              Instructor Bio:

              Dinah 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. She is experienced in marketing, copywriting, design & layout.


              • Sunday, November 21, 2021
              • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
              • Class time is Pacific Standard Time, Class Code FI112121SG
              • 20
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              **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

              You’ve learned the essentials of Moyouzashi Sachiko… now it’s time to reflect a little of your own style into your stitching. In this class, you will learn how to break out of the Moyouzashi grid and add “rivers” of stitches, abstract shapes, and swirls to your stitching projects. These stitches are perfect enhancements for garments and look amazing on quilts and home décor. Take your Sachiko to the next level and break out of the lines with this Modern Moyouzashi technique.

              Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:

              • Moyouzashi Sashiko Essentials class
              • You will be required to know how to stitch a basic row and curves of Moyouzashi stitches.

              An Optional kit is available for this class:

              Please be sure to purchase your kit by November 12th.

              Supply list

              • Basic Sashiko supplies: Sashiko needle, thimble, thread, snips, fabric marking pen
              • One or two 10” x 10” pieces of solid colored cotton (or similar) fabric

              Details:

              • Registration for this class will close on Friday, November 19th at 3:00 pm. Please note that if you want to order a kit, you will need to do so by 11/12. Please see link above.
              • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. 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.
              • A  Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the class. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN. 
              • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
              • Skill Level:  Beginning
              • Ages 14+ Welcome

              Instructor 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. 

              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:

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              • Monday, November 29, 2021
              • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
              • 6 sessions
              • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE-AJA112921CB
              • 10
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              **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