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**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
DIY e-Bike SIG
There are lots of acronyms in that title, so let’s break it down, starting at the end.
SIG: Special Interest Group. Basically, that’s a fancy name for a club.
e-Bike: electric bike. I.e., a bike with both pedals and a small battery-powered motor.
DIY: Do It Yourself.
So if you’re interested in making your own e-bike, either from a kit or from scratch, tune in! Perhaps you have an e-bike and want to experiment with some DIY tweaking? You’re also welcome! Or if you’re simply curious, we won’t turn you away either – come take a peek. We’ll meet once a month online, and we might get together once in a while to check out the bikes (and projects) in person. After a short talk, we’ll take questions, problem-solve, and show off our projects.
Possible topics (subject to change):
September: Building an e-bike from a kit
October: Fixing a dead e-bike and turning it into a dual-motor monster
November: Batteries. Power vs range. Buy vs build. Charging and discharging.
December: Who needs two wheels? Let’s talk about one-wheel.
**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**
In these 6 class sessions, students will learn to make and set standard and thick walled bezels for setting oval and round cabochon cut stones. This class will also cover tube setting and 4-prong setting of faceted stones. Factors that effect each style of setting are discussed. This class is an excellent in-depth exploration of stone-setting technique.
Tool List: Students should have these personal tools on hand.
Professor Emeritus, Charles Lewton-Brain, is a master goldsmith, author, and artist. He invented Foldforming, internationally recognized as the first new metalsmithing technique in over 200 years. He co-founded the worlds largest, free, internet-based educational resource for jewelers known as Ganoksin. Over 1000 pages of his research on metalsmithing and jewelry making are in the archives on Ganoksin. His work has been internationally exhibited since the 1980s. He received Canada’s highest honor for fine craft, the Governor General Award, in 2012.
The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting.
The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice
You can register at anytime even if a session has passed.
A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.
Studio Lead: Mary Sloat Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
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.
This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
Studio Lead: Mary Sloat Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
How do you write a stand out first page? This is your chance to have the first 400 words (double spaced, 12 pt font) of your novel critiqued by three authors, Lynn Brunelle, Megan Chance and Maureen McQuerry in a First Pages workshop. Submit your first pages before the workshop and the trio of authors will give you live feedback during the workshop from the perspective of agents and editors. Don’t worry, you can remain anonymous when we critique! At the end of the session we’ll discuss what makes a stand out first page for any genre.
Submit your first 400 words by Thursday, November 18 to email@example.com. Register soon as there will only be time to consider 13 first-page submissions.
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.
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.
Megan Chance is the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of several novels. Her novel Bone River was an Amazon Book of the Month, A Drop of Ink was an Editors' Choice of the Historical Novel Society, and An Inconvenient Wife was an IndieNext pick. In addition to her historical fiction novels, Chance is the author of the young adult Fianna Trilogy, short stories, and eight historical romance novels. Her novels have been translated into several different languages. She is also a popular workshop speaker whose speaking credits include the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, Romance Writers of America National Conference, Edmonds Write on the Sound Conference, the Seattle Assistance League, Timberland Regional Libraries, and many others.
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.
You’ve taken the time to select or make the perfect gift for that special someone. Why wrap it in environmentally destructive paper when you can use a beautiful eco-friendly Furoshiki that can be used over and over again? It’s like presenting two gifts at once.
Although used for thousands of years, Furoshiki are gaining in popularity in the modern world. These square-shaped decorative wrapping fabrics offer a sustainable alternative to ho-hum paper gift wrapping. They’re known by many names in many world cultures, and we’re using the Japanese term “Furoshiki” because we’re inspired by the beautiful examples we discovered in our study of Japanese stitch techniques.
In this class we’ll be constructing traditional Japanese-inspired Furoshiki then add some of our favorite sashiko patterns, elevating the simple piece of fabric into a wrapping cloth our gifts and treasures truly deserve.
An Optional kit is available for this class: Please be sure to purchase your kit before November 29 for delivery.Follow this link to purchase your kit for $25: https://www.designz.shibaguyz.com/store/p173/furoshikikit.html
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:
**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.
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.
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
We’re excited to offer another 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. Class time is Pacific Standard Time**
Class time is Pacific Standard 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.
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.
Be stylin’ by creating your own look! In this virtual class students will learn to make their own baseball and trucker style hats. We will learn the basics of hat making by designing your hats, cutting the patterns, sewing, and individualizing your hats. This class is not appliqueing on existing baseball hats; we will make our own from scratch! Basic sewing skills are required (knowing how to thread a machine, spool a bobbin, and sew a seam are enough!)..
5 sessions: Wednesdays 6-7:30
January 5th- Introduction and overview, review supplies needed
January 12, 19, 26. February 2: step by step instructions.
All sessions will be recorded, so if you miss a session, you can watch the recording.
Supplies needed: sewing machine, straight pins, an iron, scissors, fabric, and thread.
Billy will review the fabric choices at the introductory meeting. Need some extra fabric or embellishments? After the January 5th introduction, you can come into the fiber studio and scrounge through our fabric stash. We announce the times at the January 5th session.
Billy Simms is an award winning artist and educator. He holds a BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in theatrical scenic and lighting design, an MS from The Johns Hopkins University in special education, and an MFA in studio art from Miami University. He lives in Hamilton, Ohio with his wife and four cats.
**This class has sessions in the ETA studio at BARN AND online with Zoom.**
3D printers are wonderful tools. Many users rely on massive collections of shared 3D models from sites like Thingiverse.com. In this class we’ll demonstrate and focus on how to create your own simple 2D designs and turn them into 3D objects you can print.
In this modern class you’ll need to bring your laptop loaded with your favorite 2D vector drawing program and 3D CAD software. We’ll use computer typefaces, modify and combine them into single designs and show you how to convert them from 2D to 3D. Then we’ll make creative use of the options available in common 3D printing slicing software to make interesting 3D printed objects as gifts.
What You’ll Learn:
Tim Celeski studied architecture and design and spent more than 30 years in business as a designer. Once he discovered woodworking, he fell in love with the craft and became a full-time furniture designer and maker. His extensive line of original design furniture is in collections across the US and Canada. He’s a contributing editor writing on digital woodworking methods for Popular Woodworking Magazine. He is currently focusing on fine art sculpture, contemporary furniture and design projects using CNCs, Laser Cutters and 3D Printers. You can learn more about Tim's work by visiting the web site http://www.celeski.me.
Sometimes you find yourself with a small amount of a special fabric that you just can’t part with. Rather than letting it languish on a shelf or in a storage box, put your special scraps and limited supply fabrics to use in a most fabulous way. These Pint Size Pocket Quilts are small enough to fit… well… in your pocket!
Join us for a fun two-hours and finish up with your own tiny treasure that you can use to brighten up special little spaces or even turn them into key chain fobs, purse medallions, and pins for your jacket or wrap. Make a few of these wee wonders and group them together to create a piece of wall art. These small-scale fiber art creations with a big impact are fun and quick to make so be prepared to lose yourself with us for a couple of hours of creativity.
Supplies you will need:
A few small pieces of special fabric
A small piece of backing fabric
A small fabric strip to make your sashing
Neutral colored thread for piecing (or thread that will match your finished quilt)
This workshop will be recorded. The recording will be available to all registrants for 30 days after the class. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register and watch on your own schedule—as many times as you like—for 30 days!
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 domestic and international publicationsand their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. The Shibaguyz have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including Complete Crochet Course – the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.
The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 20+ years. With their mastery of subjects from crochet and knitting to photography, spinning, sewing, and quilting, their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues such as STITCHES Events, Houston Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN). They also have a wide range of online classes available from Craftsy and Creative Spark Online. The “edu-tainment” experience of a class with the Shibaguyz will leave you informed, empowered, and in stitches (see what we did there?).
Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures as long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.
A good critique group can take your writing to the next level by providing valuable feedback, a reliable routine, and much-needed support. Finding a group on your own can be daunting, though, and it can be difficult to know where to begin. Attendees will be invited, but not required, to share their work (a 1-2 minute excerpt), genre, expectations, and contact information, and from there will be given the opportunity to connect and organize their own critique groups. Those seeking critique groups who are unable to attend are invited to send their contact information to the host at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the contact handout.
Amelia Ramsey is the author of Lomax Coyote and the Fir Fiddle, as well as dozens of independently published romance novels and novellas. She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College.
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 one-hour training via Zoom 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 email@example.com or (206) 842-4475 x221.
Get a sewing machine they said. You’ll be able to make all your own clothes and quilts and home décor, and you’ll be a sewing Jedi they said. And all of those dials, buttons, bobbins, feet, thread weights, and needle sizes? GAH! If that machine ever made it out of the closet or out from under the table, setting it up and actually making it do what you want it to do is, well, not as easy as they made it sound and certainly not as easy as they made it look in the demo. We feel your pain. Expensive doorstop anyone?
We’ll help you demystify the basics of machine sewing with a tour of the most common features found on every sewing machine. Then we’ll help you through basic machine set up and help decipher thread weights and needle sizes and types. Finally, we’ll put needle to fabric and sew everything from basic straight stitches to zig zags and decorative stitches. We’ll even show you a few of our favorite hacks we discovered when we had one of those machines we got on sale at the big box store with a 50% off coupon.
This is the perfect class for the beginning sewist, or someone who just wants to know a little more about the ins and outs of machine sewing.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time**
Join us for a virtual chocolate-tasting class with Chocolopolis founder Lauren Adler. From the comfort of your home, this virtual class will lead you on a chocolate journey around the world. With Lauren as your guide, you will receive in advance a carefully organized chocolate package. You will taste chocolate made with cacao from different parts of the world while learning about cacao farming and artisan chocolate production.
Registration for this class will close 11 days prior to your class in order to receive your chocolate tasting package. Chocolate tasting packets are not intended to share. If you would like more than one, please register a second or third person. Lauren also recommends you taste the chocolate with a clean palate - yes, chocolate for dinner. If this is your first chocolate-tasting class, it's better you do it without the influence of other flavors.
Lauren Adler is a pioneer in the craft chocolate industry with over a decade of experience introducing consumers to fine chocolate. She was the founder of Seattle retail store Chocolopolis and she currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA), a non-profit organization that promotes quality, innovations, ethical sourcing, and best practices in the fine chocolate industry.
She has been a speaker and panelist at numerous FCIA conferences, the Northwest Chocolate Festival and the Dallas Chocolate Festival. She has been a chocolate judge for the International Chocolate Awards, the Good Food Awards, and the Northwest Chocolate Festival, and she is co-founder of the Pacific Northwest Chocolate Society. Lauren enjoys sharing the stories of cacao and chocolate with chocolate lovers and watching the “a-ha” moments of new chocophiles as they discover how good chocolate can taste when crafted with fine flavor cacao. You can find her on social media @ChiefChocophile.
Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple application before you register.
Instructor Bio: Peter Mosely 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.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Daylight Time**
Interlocking lines and spaces worked in geometric precision that defy traditional Moyouzashi grids and create patterns that fill up your fabric to thrilling effects ... don’t be intimidated! They look much more complicated than they really are (but we won’t tell if you won’t). With a little forethought into drawing Moyouzashi Key Forms and stitching them in proper order, you’ll be a Sashiko boss in no time at all!
Supplies needed: Ring thimble with plate, Sashiko needle, 12-weight thread or Sashiko thread, 8” x 8” fabric swatch, marking pen suitable for the swatch, thread snips, pencil, ruler.
Optional kits and supplies are available to purchase available at: shibaguyz.com. Order before Feb 1st to ensure your supplies arrive on time!
This class will be recorded. The recording will be available to all registrants for 30 days after class. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register and watch on your schedule—as many times as you like—for 30 days after the class!
Scenes are the basic units of all stories. They are “the most vivid and immediate part of a story, the place where the reader is the most emotionally involved, the part that leaves the reader with images and a memory of the action.” (Sandra Scofield) We’ll discuss different types of scenes and the elements that can make all scenes powerful enough to move your story forward. Come prepared to try a few writing exercises.
We invite BARN Staff, Board Members, and Studio Committee Members to join us on Zoom on Monday, February 28th from 5-6:30pm for our fourth annual BARN Community Meeting where we gather to discuss topics relevant to the future of BARN.
More information about this year's topics will be posted soon. You will be notified when registration opens.