THERE IS A LOT GOING ON AT THE BARN AS YOU WILL SEE IN THE CALENDAR BELOW.
        Click on the category tabs below for details.

CLASS REGISTRATIONS must be received in advance. Please pay attention to class registration cut-off dates. Cut-off dates are established by the instructor so we will cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met by that date.  To register for a class, click on the register button at the bottom of a class description.  You will be able to choose to print off a form and mail it with a check or a credit card number or you may choose to complete the online form and pay using PayPal.  If you choose to print the form and mail it, you must complete all the information in order for us to process it.

We offer several SERIES of events, both in classes and live music categories and also have a CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM and a CERAMICS PROGRAM.  A general description of each series or program is at the top of each appropriate tab, then individual events are posted by date. Classes for children may be found under the Kids' Events tab.

Please note our PHOTO POLICY: We take photos of events, including classes, for use in promoting our programs at the Barn. If you participate in any event, a photo that includes you may be used on the website, in brochures or in flyers.
Classes & WorkshopsExhibitsPerformancesSpecial EventsKids' Events

CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM
Adult culinary arts program
The adult program features instructors that are outstanding in their topic.  They may be chefs and bakers from noteworthy regional restaurants, the WSU Hospitality Program or individuals with an award-winning track record.  Topics will be seasonal and the basics, such as food safety and knife skills, will be integrated into the curriculum.  There will be an emphasis on using healthy, local ingredients.  The adult culinary arts classes will be held evenings starting at 6 pm and Saturdays.

Children's culinary arts program
The 2016 Children's Summer Program had several culinary arts experiences where the kids had a great time integrating creativity into their cooking projects.  More topics are planned, some where a parent and child work together.  The children's sessions are posted on the Kids' Events tab.

Renting the kitchen
Please email info@artisanbarn.org if you are a food entrepreneur in need of renting a kitchen for your product.

See individual class listings below.  Please note that advance registration is required for each of the culinary arts classes.
CERAMICS PROGRAM FOR ADULTS
Classes in our fully equipped studio are offered to students with all levels of experience.  They cover both hand building and wheel throwing techniques. The class fee includes in-class instruction plus open labs where students may come in and work on their projects. Clay and firing is also included in the fee.

Ceramic artists Debi Robinson-Smith and Kassie Smith, both from Moscow, have helped us get the studio set up and are the instructors.

Class offerings are listed below by date.
WINE & ART SERIES
In this series, a fun, different topic is offered once each month on a Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm for $35. The instructors are artists from the Barn and around the region.  Complimentary wine and appetizers are included in addition to all the materials for the project.  

Individual sessions are listed by date below.
Ala Carte Adult Ceramics Classes
Cost: $250.00
Date: through May

"Ala Carte" Clay Classes Winter and Spring 2017
Students may sign up for 6 classes and 6 open studio labs during this time period. Students may select their dates by listing them on the comment section on the online registration form or by signing up a week ahead during a class or lab. A minimum of two students are needed in any time slot or that class will be cancelled. Only 7 students can be accommodated in any time slot.

This schedule is in effect through May 2017.  
Registrations will be accepted at any time during this period.


All class fees must be paid at time of registration.  The fee includes instruction, supplies and firing of student work.

Class times
Sunday  10 am to 1 pm                
Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm                         
Wednesday  12 pm to 4 pm
Friday 6 pm to 8 pm

Open lab times
Tuesday 4 to 7 pm
Thursday 5 to 8 pm

Where the $250 registration fee goes: $100 to instructors; $90 to Dahmen Barn to re-pay start-up costs and support Barn efforts to bring art to area children; $10 to administration and bookkeeping; $50 to replenish supplies and pay for electricity for firing kilns.

WILD WOMEN WINTER ART SERIES - Quick Interactive Scrapbook
Cost: $35.00
Date: THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED - the instructor broke her wrist

WE PLAN TO HAVE ANOTHER WORKSHOP LED BY ANDREA WHEN SHE IS HEALED BECAUSE HER SCRAPBOOKS ARE EXTRAORDINARY.  Call The Shop at the Barn at 509-229-3414 or email shopatthebarn@lewiston.com if you would like your name on a waiting list.


Wild Women Winter Art Series
- Last in the series for 2017.  If you have a family that is glued to the TV watching Sunday afternoon sports, this is your chance to break free for a few hours and do something new and creative! Come experiment with a new medium! Bring a friend and have a great time.

The project:  Want to make a cool looking interactive scrapbook in a hurry and for little cost? Paper bag scrapbooking is the way to go. Using only a small paper bag, some fancy paper, and some adhesive, you can make a really cool keepsake perfect for photos and ephemera of whatever event you want to document. Students are asked to bring their own paper bag of choice. The best kind for this work are the ones sold at Michael's or other craft stores, but even a small bag from the grocery store will work for demonstration. If students can bring their own scissors and paper cutter, that will help as well. All other items will be supplied!

The instructor:  Andrea Chavez is a self-taught crafter from Moscow, ID. She dabbles in many crafts from kitchen crafts, paper, beading, needlecrafts and has recently begun watercolor and drawing.

There is a $5 materials fee to be paid to the instructor the day of the class.

Registrations: Please register in advance for $35 using the button at the bottom of this calendar listing or call 509-229-3414.



WINE & ART: birds & brew
Cost: $35.00
Date: Thursday, March 23, 6 to 8 pm
Register By: March 18

Birds and beer (or wine)! Come enjoy regional craft beers or wine while making a simple bird feeder for your yard! No experience required.  This fun topic is led by resident artist Christie Zeoli.

The class fee includes complimentary appetizers, beer and wine as well as the materials for the evening's project.
CULINARY ARTS: The Fun and Surprising World of Plant-Based Foods
Cost: $85.00
Date: Saturday, March 25, 9 am to 5 pm
Register By: March 21

A vegan diet is not for everyone, but most medical professionals agree that using fewer animal products is good for all of us. You don’t have to go "whole hog,” so to speak, but you can make incremental changes by learning to use plant-based ingredients and by working with whole foods and adopting a more creative and instinctive approach in the kitchen. At the same time, many of us are struggling with diabetes and gluten intolerance, both of which can leave us wondering what on earth we are supposed to eat. Learn how to "see” food and your relationship with food differently by understanding the high level of nourishment available to us from plants. Another goal of the course is to help participants understand that cooking from scratch does not have to be time-consuming or expensive and that a dollar spent on high-quality ingredients translates to fewer dollars toward medical bills. Participants receive an array of helpful handouts, samples, and resource guides. 

Lunch plus morning and afternoon snacks will come from recipes in Paula's cookbook.  

Paula Coomer believes in taking control of health by making informed food choices. She holds a BS in Nursing Science from Oregon Health and Sciences University and an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Idaho. A former RN whose career was focused on wellness and public health, from 1997-2015 she worked as a university instructor of writing and literature. Her books include the food memoir Blue Moon Vegetarian and the cookbook Blue Moon Vegan. She is also a poet and literary fiction writer and has authored five other books including her newest novel, Jagged Edge of the Sky. Ms. Coomer lives in Clarkston, Washington, where she organizes writing programs and courses on plant-based foods and gluten-free living.

Basic cooking knowledge helpful but not necessary.  This is a great course for beginning cooks

Both of Coomer's books are available at The Shop at the Barn.

Minimum students 6; maximum 36

Coomer is offering an evening class on Gluten-Free cooking on Wednesday, March 29.

Please pay attention to class registration cut-off date.  Cut-off dates are established by the instructor so we will cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met by that date.

CULINARY ARTS: Gluten-free living
Cost: $45.00
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 6 to 9 pm
Register By: March 27

Many of us are struggling with gluten intolerance, which can leave us wondering what on earth we are supposed to eat. Living gluten-free is not so scary if you think of it as an exploration and a journey. Most people find restored health and vitality once the transition is made but many quickly become bored with the relatively few gluten-free foods that are available on the market. Not only are these typically highly processed foods, but they can also be very expensive. You may be surprised to find that you don’t have to sacrifice taste, quality, or your pocketbook once you get familiar with a new "toolbox” of whole foods and gluten-free ingredients with which to experiment in your own kitchen. Participants receive an array of handouts and resource guides and make their own gluten-free flour mix to take home.

Paula Coomer believes in taking control of health by making informed food choices. She holds a BS in Nursing Science from the Oregon Health and Sciences University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho. A former RN whose career was focused on wellness and public health, from 1997-2015 she worked as a university instructor of writing and literature. Her books include the food memoir Blue Moon Vegetarian and the cookbook Blue Moon Vegan. She is also a poet and literary fiction writer and has authored five other books including her newest novel, Jagged Edge of the Sky. Ms. Coomer lives in Clarkston, Washington, where she organizes writing programs and courses on plant-based foods and gluten-free living.

Minimum 6 students; maximum 36

It is recommended that participants have taken Paula's The Fun and Surprising World of Plant Based Foods workshop on March 25, but it is not a requirement. 

Both of Coomer's books are available for purchase at The Shop at the Barn.

Please pay attention to class registration cut-off date. Cut-off dates are established by the instructor so we will cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met by that date.
CULINARY ARTS: Eazy Peazy Homemade Pizza, Breadsticks and Caesar Salad
Cost: $35.00
Date: Thursday, April 13, 6 to 9 pm
Register By: April 11

Our resident artist Tracy Randall is a fabulous cook!  Tracy will teach you how to make amazing pizza — at home. The class will be structured as a demonstration with a little hands-on involvement by students, and will include tips and tricks for how to get great pizza results in your own kitchen. You will get a nearly fail-proof pizza crust recipe, tips on how to make your own sauce, as well as a yummy Caesar Salad dressing recipe. At least two large pizzas — one with meats and cheeses and one with veggies and cheeses, breadsticks, and a large salad will be the end results of this class, which the students get to enjoy eating when complete. Wine will be served with dinner for those who would like it.

Tracy has been a member artist of the Barn from its beginning. She enjoys cooking and loves the control that "making it yourself” gives a home cook. She believes that food should be fun, taste good, and be good for you. Using fresh, local, and unprocessed ingredients whenever possible will always give the best results. Tracy has been perfecting her pizza making skills for several years and is looking forward to sharing them with you.

Minimum number of students 4; Maximum number of students 8

No cooking experience needed — just an interest in learning — and eating!

Handouts will be provided.

Please pay attention to class registration cut-off date listed above. Cut-off dates are established by the instructor so we will cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met by that date.
WINE & ART SERIES: learn photo transfer techniques
Cost: $35.00
Date: Thursday, April 27, 6 to 8pm
Register By: April 23

Learn how to transfer a photo to a hard surface medium and make a beautiful family heirloom art piece with resident artist Christie Zeoli. Please bring a black and white copy of a favorite photo no bigger than 8 x 10. The photo must be from a commercial photocopy machine, not an ink jet print from your computer. We will have some generic photos on hand for you to use if you do not bring your own.  After you transfer the photo, you will then embellish your art piece with paint and other items.  Art materials are included in the class fee.  

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and finger foods.


CULINARY ARTS: Focaccia bread
Cost: $45.00
Date: Saturday, April 29, 1 to 3 pm
Register By: April 25

Learn to make this wonderful, easy flat bread cooked on a baking stone.  Wonderful for dipping in fresh olive oil infused with fresh herbs, as an amazing pizza crust or eaten with assorted cheeses.  Learning how to make this rustic and toothsome bread will add terrific variety to your baking routine.  Attendees will learn how to make a beautiful leaf shaped loaf as well as a large, rustic pizzeria style crust as well as a quick olive oil infused with fresh herbs for dipping.  The class will have both demonstration and student hands-on experiences and a recipe will be available.  Participants will dine on this savory dish at the end of the class.

Students without any baking experience are welcome.

Instructor Christine Alexandre-Zeoli is a resident artisan at the Dahmen Barn. She is an avid self taught cook that is passionate about the art of cooking. Christine currently is the kitchen director for the Delta Zeta Sorority at the University of Idaho.

Minimum number of students is 5; maximum is 15.

Please pay attention to the registration cut-off date. That date is established by the instructor so we will cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met by that date.
EVENTS
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BARN & SHOP HOURS:  Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.
CLOSED: New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


 
 
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