BARN Online Class List

    • Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Fiber Arts Zoom Room
    • 75
    Register

    **This workshop 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:

    • This event will be conducted using Zoom conferencing software. An email will be sent to you every week 1 day before the session start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email. 
    • The event is free but please register so the link can be emailed to you each week the day before the start date.
    • Wednesday, August 05, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Metal Fab Zoom Room
    • 5
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Missing the comradery of the Metal Fabrication’s open studios, or have a fabrication challenge? Until Kitsap County gets approved for Phase 3, please join us via Zoom in BARN’s Metal-Fab Studio for its first Online Open Studio.

    The plan is to join a Zoom meeting each Wednesday at 6:30 for a couple of hours to talk about and work with metal fabrication projects. Do you want to observe how to bend something in sheet metal? Can do. Want to observe how to weld up some chunks of aluminum or steel? No problem. Noodling out how to machine some metal or plastic to specific form or dimension? We’ll figure it out together.

    We’ve not done this before, but we can make it work. So join us and help in the process. Monitors will be onsite at BARN with cameras and answers. Hope to see you then!


    Details:

    • This event will be presented 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 you used to register with. Please watch for this email. In order to receive the link, registration is required. You can join us on any Wednesday at 6:30 using the same link you receive when you register here.
    • Free to Members and Non-Members




    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Zoom Room
    • 84
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    In the spirit of Gertrude Stein, but minus her Paris apartment and Ernest Hemingway, BARN Writers will be hosting a salon via Zoom for writers of ALL levels of experience to read their work to an APPRECIATIVE audience. (All of this takes place from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer with a microphone.)

    This is a great opportunity to practice reading for your own book signings and a wonderful chance to reach new readers and meet people who love words as much as you do.

    We will have slots for 12 readers to read five-minute selections. Keeping to a prescribed time limit is a skill and a courtesy all writers need to learn. (Of course you don’t have to use the entire five minutes if you have something very short.) Please register for "Reader" soon in order to snag one of these spots. We will also have plenty of room in cyberspace for members of the audience to enjoy some great readings.

    Format:

    1. Brief introductions. (Say your name, what you write, and give us a wave.)
    2. At this point, everyone except the reader will be muted by the host. The noise from a dozen or more households is very distracting. The first six readers will participate in the order announced.
    3. Five- to ten-minute intermission. Everyone will be unmuted to chat or do whatever needs to be done.
    4. The final six readers will participate in the order announced. Everyone except the reader will be muted.
    5. We’ll unmute everyone, and those who want to hang out can chat for a bit.

    Very Important:

    Everyone who wants to participate, whether as a reader or an appreciative audience participant, must register for this free event. We need your information in order to send you a Zoom link.

    Please don’t be afraid to try this. I had my doubts that it would work until I took part in a Zoom salon with another group. It’s more relaxed than standing at a podium! We had a wonderful time, and it was great to see new faces.

    Details:

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

    Instructor Bio:

    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.


    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Thursday, August 27, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom Room 1, Class Code ME080620PM
    • 4
    Register

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

    This is a joint BARN and Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA) class. In this four session class students will get an overview of “What’s out there” and “How do we know”. The class format will be some general comments followed by one or more ‘curated' video's followed by discussion.

    • Session 1 - “Looking Up” - Solar system, Constellations, Our galaxy
    • Session 2 - “Aids to the eye” A brief history of telescopes and what they do.
    • Session 3 - “The Full Spectrum” - Electromagnetic radiation, detectors, and the physical processes they reveal
    • Session 4 - “Looking Back” - The Big Bang, Expansion of the Universe


    Detai
    ls:

    • Registration for this class will close on August 5th, one day before the class start date.
    • A link will be sent 1 day prior to each session to join the Zoom online meeting. Please watch for this email.
    • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

    Instructor: Peter Moseley 



    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Room 2
    • 6
    Register

    **This is the Online version of Open Studio**

    Check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out via Zoom. 

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    Registration is mandatory.  Free to all but please register. You will be sent an email to the email account you used to register with that has a link to join this Zoom online open studio.




    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Saturday, August 08, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • BARN Writers' Zoom, Class Code: WR080820LB
    • 12
    Register

    Lynn Brunelle & Maureen McQueery**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Editors, agents and producers are clamoring for high concept story ideas. We've all heard the term, but what does it really mean? Can character driven stories be high concept? Can a story be profound and high concept? 

    In this 2 hour workshop we'll discuss the elements of a high concept story, learn from examples that have been well received, and spend time brainstorming ways to tweak your story premise to make it  both original and appealing to a large audience, the kind of high concept idea that will catch the eye of an agent, editor or producer.

    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 will be sent to join the Zoom online meeting. Please watch for this email.
    • 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.

    Lynn Brunelle is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy with over 25 years’ experience writing for people of all ages, across all manner of media. Previously a classroom science, English, and art teacher for kids K-12, an editor, illustrator, and award-winning author of over 45 titles, Lynn has created, developed, and written projects for Chronicle, Workman, National Geographic, Scholastic, Random House, Penguin, A&E, Discovery Channel, Disney, ABC TV, NBC, NPR, the Annenburg Foundation, World Almanac, Cranium, and PBS.

    A regular contributor to NBC’s New Day Northwest as a family science guru, Martha Stewart Radio as a family activity consultant, and a contributor to NPR’s Science Friday, she is the creator of the Mama Gone Geek blog and Tabletop Science (videos that make science fun and accessible). Lynn won five Telly Awards and two CINE awards for her music videos, which range in topics from bullying prevention, child protection, and the adolescent brain for international curriculums through Committee for Children, to independent projects encouraging science literacy and STEAM.

    Her latest book for adults, a memoir called Mama Gone Geek, was released in 2014 and won the Independent Publishing Award Gold Medal.  Her newest book, Turn This Book into a Beehive was released in 2018.

    Maureen McQuerry is an award winning poet, novelist and teacher. Her YA novel, The Peculiars is an ALA Best Book for Young Adult Readers 2013 and winner of the Westchester Award. Her other novels include the Celtic Mythology duo Beyond the Door and The Telling Stone, and most recently Between Before and After, one of Barnes and Nobles most anticipated historical fictions for 2019. Big Ideas for Little Philosophers, a 4 book series featuring Socrates, Descartes, Aristotle and DeBeauvior, for preschoolers, releases in July 2020 to be followed by Big Ideas for Little Environmentalists.

    Maureen taught middle school through college for almost twenty years in the Tri-Cities and was the McAuliffe Fellow for WA State in 2000. She currently lives on Bainbridge Island with  her husband, 4 chickens and a hive full of bees.


    • Saturday, August 08, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • BARN ETA Zoom Room, Class Code: EL080820RG
    • 5
    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:

    • 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.


    • Sunday, August 09, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Room 2
    • 6
    Register

    **This is the Online version of Open Studio**

    Check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out via Zoom. 

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    Registration is mandatory.  Free to all but please register. You will be sent an email to the email account you used to register with that has a link to join this Zoom online open studio.




    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Room 1
    • 6
    Register

    **This is the Online version of Open Studio**

    Check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out via Zoom. 

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    Registration is mandatory.  Free to all but please register. You will be sent an email to the email account you used to register with that has a link to join this Zoom online open studio.




    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom Room 2
    Register

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

    Share your woodworking successes and challenges and learn what others in the BARN woodworker community are doing in a new series of online meetings.

    Scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of the month, these sessions will usually begin with a small bit of prepared content, such as pictures of projects that members want to show, or interviews with local pro woodworkers, or tours of home shops — whatever content members of the group suggest. After the prepared content, we’ll have a chance to touch base on areas of interest with each other. You can ask technical questions, share lessons you've  learned, suggest classes you'd like to take.

    If you have pictures to share or a topic to suggest, please email woodclasses@bainbridgebarn.org.

    Details:

    • Free and open to all.
    • Registration is not required. But if you register, you will receive an email with the Zoom login instructions 1 day before each session. Please watch for this email. The login will be the same from week to week. You can sign up even if some sessions have already happened.
    • These meetings will be held via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

    • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Metal Fab Zoom Room
    • 11
    Register
    **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

    Missing the comradery of the Metal Fabrication’s open studios, or have a fabrication challenge? Until Kitsap County gets approved for Phase 3, please join us via Zoom in BARN’s Metal-Fab Studio for its first Online Open Studio.

    The plan is to join a Zoom meeting each Wednesday at 6:30 for a couple of hours to talk about and work with metal fabrication projects. Do you want to observe how to bend something in sheet metal? Can do. Want to observe how to weld up some chunks of aluminum or steel? No problem. Noodling out how to machine some metal or plastic to specific form or dimension? We’ll figure it out together.

    We’ve not done this before, but we can make it work. So join us and help in the process. Monitors will be onsite at BARN with cameras and answers. Hope to see you then!


    Details:

    • This event will be presented 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 you used to register with. Please watch for this email. In order to receive the link, registration is required.
    • Free to Members and Non-Members




    • Thursday, August 13, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Room 2
    • 6
    Register

    **This is the Online version of Open Studio**

    Check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out via Zoom. 

    Open to members and non-members whether you have attended an ETA class or not.

    A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given. 

    Important Details:

    Registration is mandatory.  Free to all but please register. You will be sent an email to the email account you used to register with that has a link to join this Zoom online open studio.




    Contact: ETA.LEAD@BainbridgeBARN.org


    • Friday, August 14, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Sunday, August 23, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Fiber Arts Zoom Room, Class Code FI081420SB+
    • 3
    Registration is closed

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

    Take your creative expression to new heights in this 3-day BARN online class. You will use the fabric piecing principles of Boro, a traditional Japanese mending and quilting technique, and associated Sashiko hand-sewing skills to elevate a stack of everyday scraps into rich one-of-a-kind textiles that will beautifully adorn your home and wardrobe. Join internationally renown instructors Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby and explore the exciting Japanese textile art of Boro! 

    You will use the fabric piecing principles of Boro, a traditional Japanese mending and quilting technique, and associated Sashiko hand-sewing skills to elevate a stack of everyday scraps into rich one-of-a-kind textiles that will beautifully adorn your home and wardrobe.

    “BORO is patched clothing with a lot of small cloths here and there, but nothing fancy like today’s quilted or patched works. It was made purely for the practical purposes for retaining warmth in the snowy areas and for making it last as long as possible where it was hard to obtain any sorts of cloth. When we review its practicality and design from today’s point of view, we are able to realize its incredible sophistication. -Amuse Museum


    Beginners encouraged – No experience necessary! 

    Recycling, repairing, and reworking textiles using Boro and sashiko is perfect for the maker who is ready to try something new and exciting. Even if you have never done any hand sewing and never fused two pieces of fabric together with a needle and thread, this is the class for you! If youve wanted to try quilting but were intimidated by stodgy traditional techniques, youre going to love this class. 

    Well use Boro techniques to create a whole new panel of unique fabric from seemingly unusable remnants and odd pieces. By the end of the weekend, you will have a stunning new fabric that you can use by itself to enhance a favorite garment, accessory, or home décor item. Or use your new textile creation as the basis for a larger project like a quilt top, tote, or throw.

    Want to make your reworked fabric even more special? Use an old shirt, pair of jeans, old ties, or favorite fabric remnants and we will use those items or scraps to work into your design! Any fabric will do. Woven fabrics, pieces of lace, crocheted or knitted motifs… bring it on!

    Have a garment that could use a little dressing up? Or a grocery tote that is just plain bland? Do you have a pair of favorite jeans that have worn through, a jacket that still fits but youre bored with? We will show you how to use your newly created fabrics and stunning stitching skills to take them from drab to FAB!

    Join us and reignite your creativity – one stitch at a time.

    Sashiko and Boro Multi-Day Online Workshop

    Prework: A video on how to create swatches for Day 1 including how to draw the dots and lines on the swatch fabric will be sent out to the email you used to register with.

    Sessions for this class will be recorded. You will be emailed a link at the end of each session to watch the video and practice between sessions. The link for each session will be active for seven days.

    Day 1: Welcome to the Rabbit Hole

    We will then really get our hands involved with learning how to stitch Hitomizashi and Moyouzashi sashiko. Youll master Unshin - handling the needle and thread. Through the exercise of putting needle to fabric using the unique palm thimble and rocker motion of sashiko that we will make you proficient at this awe-inspiring stitching skill.  

    Part One- 2 hours (10 am - 12 pm)

    •  How to read the charts
    •  Hitomezashi: offset running stitches, offset crosses, variation with diagonal stitches

    Break (2 hours) You will use the same link sent in your email to rejoin the class.

    Part Two- 2 hours (2 pm - 4 pm)

    • Moyouzashi: Fluid running stitches following preset templates provided to the students
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    Day 2: Setting up your Project

    We will continue to embellish our new textiles with session you will make a tote bag made from stunning new fabric, or a panel of Boro fabric that can be used to enhance a garment, act as an accessory or home décor item, or use as the basis for a larger project like a quilt or throw.

    Part One- 2 hours (10 am - 12 pm)

    • This is Boro - photo and examples from our work detailing the studies we did of boro textiles and the overall “patterns” we distilled to create a “method” for boro patchwork
    • Project work - Layout of the patches on the bag; basics of how to secure them using sashiko stitches

    Break (2 hours) You will use the same link sent in your email to rejoin the class.

    Part Two- 2 hours (2 pm - 4 pm)

    •  Hitomezashi 2: mountain form, persimmon flower

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    Day 3 The Fruits of our Labors

    One session - 2 hours  (10 am - 12pm)

    • FAQ
    • Putting it all together - finishing the bag including assembly and final tips for finishing
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    Students should have on-hand:

    • Fabric scissors
    • Pencil and pen
    • Washable fabric pen/pencil
    • Ruler
    • Gently (or not so gently!) used garment for patching, embellishing, and altering
    • Any special scrap fabric to use and share in class

    Details:

    • Please note for this class, cancellation requests received 14 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
    • Registration for this class closes on August 5th.
    • Materials Fee: There is a materials fee of $10 included in the price of class. Materials will be mailed out to the participants. You will receive an email when kits have been mailed. Please be sure to enter your mailing address when you register. 
    - Fabric
    - Sashiko Thimble
    - Sashiko Needles
    - Aurifil 12wt Thread
    - Pins
    - Transfer paper
    - Tote body and handles for class project

    - Extensive handout including Sashiko pattern templates


        • Skill Level: Universal -- all skill levels welcome.  
        • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
        • An email will be sent to you 1 day before each session start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email.
        • You will also receive a link after the first session to view the recording that will be available of the class session. This will give you an opportunity to review and  practice between session dates.
        • Ages 14+ Welcome.
        • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


        Instructors Bio: 
        Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz, the inspired creators of Shibaguyz Designz studio.

        The Shibaguyz’ award winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of dozens of domestic and international publications. Together, the Shibaguyz team currently has over 300 published patterns and 11 books credited to their name since their first design was featured on a magazine cover in 2010.
         
        Their fashion and portrait photography work can be seen in four of their books. They are sought-after freelance book-packaging designers having created books for major publishing companies like Sterling Publishing, Leisure Arts, and Creative Publishing.

        The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 30+ years. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues like STITCHES Events, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and DFW Fiber Fest. They also have a wide range of online classes available from Blueprint and Interweave.

        Shannon and Jason are proud ambassadors for Aurifil, Clover, BERNINA, Soak Wash, and the Daylight Company. They are working on a new book with C&T Publishing. Look for it in December 2020.

        SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

        Facebook.com/Shibaguyz

        Instagram.com/Shibaguyz

        Twitter.com/shibaguyz


        • Friday, August 14, 2020
        • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
        • BARN Kitchen Zoom Room, Class Code: KI081420AW
        • 12
        Register

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

        Do you like to bake but are gluten free? 
        Baking can be one of the more challenging aspects of following a gluten-free diet. This is a perfect opportunity to get together each month and learn to make a seasonal gluten free dessert in the comfort of your gluten free kitchen. Dharma Cafe chef/owner Katalin Gyorgy will be sharing her tested recipes, teaching you tricks of the trade, and guiding you through some of her favorite gluten free treats while you work from the comfort of your kitchen, via Zoom.   

        A shopping list will be shared in advance with participants prior to class.This is a live, hands-on cooking class held in your kitchen via Zoom and will be  as interactive as being together in the  BARN Kitchen.

        This month we'll make Lime Cheeze Cake.

        Shopping list:

        • 6 oz of raw almonds

        • 6 oz of oats

        • 16 oz tub of coconut oil

        • Small bottle of maple syrup

        • 14 oz can of full fat coconut milk

        • 3 oz cashews

        • 5 limes ( make sure they are juicy) If they feel harder then get an extra one. 

        • Bag of Hemp seeds (Manitoba Harvest or Navitas are excellent choices and available at TnC or Willow tree) 

        • Small bottle of real vanilla 

        Kitchen items you will need:

        • 9 inch tart pan 

        • Food processor

        • Blender 

        • Spatula 

        • Measuring cups and spoons 

        • Zester 

        • Citrus juicer 

        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 online class will be sent to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. 

        • The class will include a live cooking demonstration of several recipes, interactive discussions and lots of tips and tricks — all from the comfort of your home.


        Instructor Bio:

        Katalin Gyorgyhas lived on Bainbridge Island for 6 years now and has been keeping her momentum in the art of healing with yoga, body work and creating nourishing, healthy plant based meals.  At  an early age she learned the art of cooking from her Hungarian grandmother,  giving her a deeply rooted Eastern European foundation. This has evolved into creating from her heart and utilizing an intuitive approach.  Her interest in food grew as her need for life with a whole health approach. 

        In February of this year she opened Dharma Cafe located inside Dayaalu Center.  Her repertoire is broad and diverse. Katalin is looking forward to sharing skills with you and for you to grow your cooking interests and offerings as she has done. Visit livingyourdharma.com to learn more about the cafe and Kat’s offerings.  

        • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
        • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
        • BARN Zoom Room 1
        • 8
        Register
        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        Image from Pexels.comIn this relaxed 90-minute Zoom class we will look at how teaching a craft topic can be designed for the online learning experience. With the help of curated video, guided discussions, checklists, worksheets, and demos, each participant will learn to take their own topic and develop it into a single class (for future expansion into a complete course of study) that will be applicable to the needs of the online learning environment.


        Details:

        • An email will be sent to the email you used to register for the class that will contain the Zoom video conferencing link to join. You will receive a registration confirmation email and emails 5 days and 1 day prior to class start date. Please watch for these emails. 
        • For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

        Instructor: Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980s. She authored the book, "Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a Silver Medal in the national AM&P Excel Awards, in 2018



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        • Wednesday, August 19, 2020
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
        • Metal Fab Zoom Room
        • 12
        Register
        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        Missing the comradery of the Metal Fabrication’s open studios, or have a fabrication challenge? Until Kitsap County gets approved for Phase 3, please join us via Zoom in BARN’s Metal-Fab Studio for its first Online Open Studio.

        The plan is to join a Zoom meeting each Wednesday at 6:30 for a couple of hours to talk about and work with metal fabrication projects. Do you want to observe how to bend something in sheet metal? Can do. Want to observe how to weld up some chunks of aluminum or steel? No problem. Noodling out how to machine some metal or plastic to specific form or dimension? We’ll figure it out together.

        We’ve not done this before, but we can make it work. So join us and help in the process. Monitors will be onsite at BARN with cameras and answers. Hope to see you then!


        Details:

        • This event will be presented 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 you used to register with. Please watch for this email. In order to receive the link, registration is required.
        • Free to Members and Non-Members




        • Thursday, August 20, 2020
        • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
        • BARN Writers Zoom Room, Class Code WR082020JP
        • 78
        Register

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

        Jen came to BARN with the beginnings of her first novel and now has a published book and audiobook. The classes and community at BARN enabled her to finish, edit, and self-publish her first mystery book, The Key to Murder. Join us as we talk with Jen about her process from the beginning to the end of writing and self-publishing her book as well as how classes, her critique group, and the BARN community were an essential part of her success.

        Details

        • This is a free event, but please register so that you will receive the Zoom link to join this event.
        • This event will be presented via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

        Instructor Bio:

        Jen Pitts is a lifelong mystery reader who turned her obsession into writing cozy mysteries of her own. When she isn’t plotting fictional murder and mayhem, she’s chugging coffee, traveling, reading, and enjoying life with her children and husband in the Pacific Northwest.




        • Friday, August 21, 2020
        • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
        • BARN Writers Zoom Room, Class Code WR082120
        Register

        We are celebrating National Poetry Month in August! Join us for the online opening of the Ars Poetica show at BARN. It's exciting to finally be able to bring this beautiful collaboration   between fiber artists and poets to you. Without dressing up or getting in traffic, you can grab your favorite beverage and enjoy this opening show in the comfort of your home. 

        Details:

        • This event will be held via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
        • This event is free, but please register to receive the Zoom link. A link will be sent to join the Zoom online event in your registration confirmation. Please watch for this email.
        • Saturday, August 22, 2020
        • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
        • BARN Kitchen Zoom Room, Class Code KI082220MC
        • 12
        Register
        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        Join Chef Meloni Courtway for a berry season bonanza to celebrate local flavors and ingredients in their prime. Via an on-line ZOOM class you will prepare together with Meloni a strawberry and shrimp salsa, the Perfect Pie Crust for a berry galette. Scout out the best berries at your local Farmer’s Market or farm stand the weekend before, or pick them in the wild as they come into season. Bring them back to your own kitchens for this hands-on cooking class. Watch and follow-along as you turn these seasonal market treasures into a beautiful and flavorful appetizer and dessert. 

        This is a live, virtual hands-on cooking class for adults and/or children all from the comfort of your own kitchen. Meloni’s class will be fun, interactive, hands-on and entertaining. Follow along, ask questions, interact with others just like you would if you were in the BARN Kitchen. 

        An ingredient list and recipes will be emailed in advance so that you can decide which ingredients you will need to purchase before class.

        Students will need:

        Stove 
        Medium Size Frying Pan
        Cutting Board
        Chef’s Knife 
        Tongs or Cooking utensils
        Pastry Cutter/Blender
        Measuring Cups and Spoons
        Mixing Bowls
        Rolling Pin
        Pie Pan
        Oven


        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 will be sent to the email you registered with to join the Zoom online meeting. Please watch for this email.
        • 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. When you login our chef will do introductions and start the class. There will be lots of cooking tips and tricks sharing and demonstrating.
        • Registration closes on August 21st.
        • 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:

        Meloni Courtway is a professionally trained chef, published food writer and certified teacher of culinary foundations and consumer sciences at Woodward Middle School on Bainbridge Island. As owner of Courtway Catering, a small event company dedicated to making cooking skills and team building part of every kitchen, she has taught intimate in home classes and large scale farm workshops, as well as catering events. She has written for Gannett and New York Times publications, and was one of the New York Times first paid food bloggers (at least 100 years ago). Meloni loves working with kids and adults as they explore their own power and capabilities in the kitchen. She also loves pie.


        • Saturday, August 22, 2020
        • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
        • BARN Kitchen Zoom Room, Class Code KI082220MC
        • 12
        Register
        **This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

        What could be better than brewing up some quarantine magic at home, by creating your own cocktails from scratch. Join Chef Meloni Courtway for a hands-on and demonstration cocktail class where we will make our own preserved rhubarb cordial to store for a later date, explore classic Italian Nocino liqueur recipes, and build a stash of homebrewed bitters with freshly harvested ingredients found in local gardens (hello holiday presents!). This 1-hour online class is a “taste at your own risk” event, but thankfully you don’t have to drive home!

        During this class Chef Courtway will bottle several different bitters in a demonstration.

        This is an Ages 21+ Event

        This is a live, virtual hands-on cooking class for adults from the comfort of your own kitchen.  Meloni’s class will be fun, interactive, hands-on and entertaining. Follow along, ask questions, interact with others just like you would if you were in the BARN Kitchen.

        An ingredient list and recipes will be provided in advance so that you can decide which ingredients you will need to purchase before class.

        Shopping/procurement list:

        Rhubarb Cordial

        2-4 stalks rhubarb
        1 lemon
        1 inch piece of fresh ginger root
        2-4 cups sugar
        ½ - 1 liter vodka (depending on how much you’d like to make)
        A large jar

        Nocino:

        2 cinnamon sticks
        1 cardamom pod
        1 star anise
        6-8 unripened walnuts in outer skins (found in the PNW through August)
        1 cup sugar
        1 orange
        ½-1 liter vodka 
        A large jar

        Bitters:

        Bitters are made by creating tinctures with high proof alcohols and bittering herbs, leaves and fruits that are stored for several days to infuse. Spice is added to give them a full flavor.

        You will need: high proof grain alcohol (80% or higher), a bitter of some kind, spices, sugar and a container to store them.

        Details:

        • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.

        • An email with the link to join the class will be sent to the email address you registered with. Please watch for this email.
          You will be able to click on the link and participate from your smartphone, notebook or computer. The sign-in will open 15 minutes before the class starts, so that you can test your connection if you wish.

        • PC, laptop or tablet with sound, a built-in camera, and a high speed internet connection is required.
        • 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:

        Meloni Courtway is a professionally trained chef, published food writer and certified teacher of culinary foundations and consumer sciences at Woodward Middle School on Bainbridge Island. As owner of Courtway Catering, a small event company dedicated to making cooking skills and team building part of every kitchen, she has taught intimate in home classes and large scale farm workshops, as well as catering events. She has written for Gannett and New York Times publications, and was one of the New York Times first paid food bloggers (at least 100 years ago). Meloni loves working with kids and adults as they explore their own power and capabilities in the kitchen. She also loves pie.


        • Monday, August 24, 2020
        • (PDT)
        • Friday, August 28, 2020
        • (PDT)
        • 5 sessions
        • Jewelry Zoom Room, Class Code JE082420BB
        • 11