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 workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.
Write Now-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting.
The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice.
Additional sessions held on Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.
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: Jessica Dubey Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
Write Now -- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting.
Additional session held on Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.
You can register at anytime even if a session has passed.
A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.
**This workshop will be held via Zoom and live-streamed in the Fiber Studio.**
Take your weaving to the next level! If you already know the basics on your rigid heddle loom, create beautiful patterns while learning to use pick-up sticks. These complicated-looking patterns can be achieved with relative ease.
Make a beautiful sampler while mastering this technique and learning many textural patterns.
Although this is an on-line course, students are welcome to view the course in the Fiber Studio with other participants. We will live stream the class.
Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
Deborah Jarchow is a full-time weaver and artist who teaches and lectures on fiber arts, creates and sells wearable art, and exhibits her work at galleries and museums across the United States. Her commissioned pieces are held by churches as well as in many private collections. Deborah loves helping people discover the joy of weaving and during the past several years, has focused her teaching mainly on rigid heddle looms. Until recently, she traveled extensively to share her weaving enthusiasm and expertise. She is known as a generous teacher who makes weaving accessible and exciting to students of all levels.
Designed as a user's guide to BARN ETA studio, this free orientation session is highly recommended for all participants. It will cover everything from studio etiquette and policies to an overview of what we have and where stuff is.
You'll get to see the 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering station, hand tools and more. Overall BARN policies as well as studio-specific ones will also be covered.
Participants will also learn about the leadership structure within ETA and about opportunities to participate in helping everything run smoothly. Volunteer jobs range range from serving as studio monitors to helping with studio maintenance.
This class will be held online via Zoom.
Discover the best and most enriching journaling practice for archiving the stories that run through your days and revisit those memories already long in the past. Instructor Chelsea Leah will share five important factors for achieving a satisfying memoir journaling practice. She’ll also lead a journaling exercise for each of the five factors with room for a brief share and discussion at the end. With these tools, writers of all ages can craft and document their memories and learn to love the process.
Have handy your journal, a favorite pen, and a memory or two to write about (or photos from the past to use as reference).
Books referenced during the class: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldman, Stranger than Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk, Traveling with Ghosts by Shannon Leone Fowler, and Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.
Can you get to the Bang! in your story in under 1,000 words? How about 500? What about one sentence? Davis will go over the craft elements of flash fiction, and then she will provide a handful of writing prompts to get your pen moving. The workshop will be focused on generating new work, so it’s appropriate for all levels of experience. Come explore the world of flash, where the only rule is length.
Lauren Davis is the author of Home Beneath the Church (Fernwood Press) and When I Drowned (Aldrich Press, forthcoming), and the chapbooks Each Wild Thing’s Consent (Poetry Wolf Press), and The Missing Ones (Winter Texts). She holds an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars, and she is the winner of the Landing Zone Magazine’s Flash Fiction Contest and the House Journal Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in numerous literary publications and anthologies including Prairie Schooner, Spillway, Poet Lore, Ibbetson Street, Ninth Letter and elsewhere. Davis lives on the Olympic Peninsula in a Victorian seaport community.
What does “heartfelt” even mean? How do I write an “authentic” character?
As writers, we are often told the thing missing from stories is “heart” or that the story needs to feel more “authentic”. This is quite often why agents and editors say no to a manuscript.
We each have lives full of unique life experiences. Join Donna Barba Higuera as we work on our own works in progress or new ideas to gather heartfelt storylines using our own life experiences. We will explore our own memories and stories to create unique characters with the necessary emotional journeys for authentic characters that only you can write. We will also ask the questions to help you discover that elusive part that is missing in most stories.
When completed, you will have the heart of your story.
BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
Donna Barba Higuera is the New York Times bestselling author of books that have won awards including the Newbery Medal, Pura Belpré Medal, the Sid Fleischman award, Crystal Kite Award, and PNBA best book of the year amongst others.
She grew up in a tiny desert town in central California surrounded by agricultural and oil fields. Rather than wrangling dust devils, she’d spend recess squirreled away in the janitor’s closet with a good book. Her favorite hobbies were calling the library’s dial-a-story over and over again and sneaking into a restricted pioneers’ cemetery to weave her own spooky tales using the crumbling headstones for inspiration.
Donna’s Middle Grade and Picture books reinvent history, folklore, and her own life experiences into compelling storylines. She still dreams in Spanglish.
Donna lives in Washington State with her husband, four kids, three dogs and a frog.
You can read more about her books at dbhiguera.com
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
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 (except in November it will be the fifth Wednesday). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 842-4475 x221.