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Calgary

Stay Tuned!

6:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association
2201 Cliff Street
Calgary

We'll be launching in March with a slate of 6 classes for you to choose from, with two workshops on the evening of Friday March 13 and running all day with a further 4 classes on the Saturday! Stay tuned for the details and if you are interested, submit a workshop proposal by visiting the "Teach" section of this site.

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About the teacher, Trade School Organizers

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Geneva

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

Working out without lifting weights (WOW) is a highly efficient program that trains both your strength and your stamina in a short period of time. The warm-up aims to be exhausting, fun and at the same time endorsing team-spirit. After that we will go through basic exercises such as push-ups, v-ups, mountain-climbers, squats, sit-ups and lunges. Finally, we move on to the actual work-out, called WOD (Work-Out of the Day) which consists of a selection of exercises put into a program with the purpose of making you sweat to the beats of music selected by me. We finish off with a Swedish work-out surprise which often is a playful competition. Most welcome to my class, I hope to see you there. All the best, Coach Marcus Students' feedback Working out without lifting weights II: "It was a very interesting class with an awesome guy, thanks a lot Marcus, I really enjoyed the class and I think you explained very well!" "The class was excellent. The teacher was well prepared and knew how to teach. The exercise routine was well thought out and he did a great a job motivating us and encouraging us to push our limits"

Bring one of the following:
1 bottle of Prosecco Porta Leone frizzante (Denner)
1 kilo of apples (Jazz)
1 kilo of clementines
100 grams of viande séchée
2 bars of Lindt excellence

About the teacher, Marcus

Hi everyone! My name is Marcus (27 years old) and I have recently moved to Geneva from my home country Sweden and now I am looking for a job as a secondary/upper-secondary-teacher in English and Italian. When I am not applying for jobs (boring!) I enjoy working out, reading, meeting new people and shopping at Aligro. If you sign up for my great class I would just love if you could help me with finding a job. Ciao! / Marcus

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Introduction to Human Design

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

This lecture will introduce you to Human Design, a new practical science, that helps understand every human behavioral mechanics individually (because we are all different and unique) and human interaction as well. We will talk about the things that control our lives, outer conditioning and its impact on us, and finally the practical tools in decision-making on which we can rely to actually live our unique life. So hope to see you there:))

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
German practice lesson (beginner)
Psychology/therapy/science book you like
Tea leaves
Web-design help

About the teacher, Olga Potyomkina

I am a Human Design (HD) analyst, passionate about exploring human potential and human-society interaction. I am also currently studying biotechnology. I am originally from Kiev, Ukraine. I am looking forward to sharing this HD info with you.

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"INSANITY" Workout & Self Defense

10:30p.m. to 12:00a.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

You are welcome to join a class of Insanity workout (45 mn) from the famous Shaun T. I found that program very use full and power full.. I will use a digital tablet and you will have to follow me in harmony... !!!! To end up the class i will teach you some moves of self defense for about (45 mn). Nice program isnt ? You will need some good condition for the Insanity workout... lets have fun guys... Cédric

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Job search help
Polish Kabanos
Spiruline bio
Tea bio (mint) or something else

About the teacher, Cédric Vilella

Adventurous and active person... I like to teach and help people!! lets talk more around beers Hugs Cédric

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DeROSE Method for High Performance

10:30p.m. to 12:00a.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

This course is an introduction to the DeROSE Method, an impressive method to improve all aspect of life. You will discover a very effective way to train the physical body and the emotional, mental and intuitive intelligence. During the first hour, you will learn efficient tools to increase vitality, improve breathing capacity as well as flexibility and muscle tone. The conversation that follows will allow teaching how to apply these tools in everyday life and add value in your personal and professional growth.

Bring one of the following:
A coffee date
A lot of smiles
Classes relative to improvisation, theater
Feedback about my blog articles
Fresh Bio fruit or vegetables
Help me with marketing or social media advice

About the teacher, Celine Oberson

I’m introducing the DeRose Method in Geneva, I give lectures, workshops and trainings on topics such good human relations, conflict management, stress management, high productivity, focus and other issues. It’s a way of life that I’m passionate about and want to share this passion with you.

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Zumba Fitness

8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

Dancing makes me happy and keeps me fit, and with this class I will do my best to help YOU to find the same feeling! Zumba is for everyone - it is an easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, latin-inspired dance-fitness class in which you work out your body while having fun. Colour your day with positive energy and joyful exercise, let's dance together!!! Come with a smile and wanting to dance - but as it's fitness exercise as well, you'll sweat, so a bottle of water recommended ;) Fitness/easy-to-dance clothes & trainer shoes.

Bring one of the following:
1 kg fresh ginger
Andros or Tropicana fruit juice
Arnica massage oil
Bicycle lock
Café Touba (found in African boutiques)
Fairtrade honey
Fresh fruits
Help with installing a washing machine
Lush solid perfume "Lust"
Yogi Tea or Kusmi Tea (any, but especially chai!)

About the teacher, Heidi Hopeametsä

Heidi Hopeametsä works as freelancer. She is qualified Zumba instructor since June 2013 and gives regular zumba classes in Eaux Vives and Servette. She's also group fitness instructor, makes colourful clothes and jewellery for her urban fashion brand Mata de Prata, teaches creative sewing in a multicultural project for adults and customising clothes class for teenagers, and she makes balloon animals and fantasy makeup at childrens parties.

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

This time, we will be exploring what we can do as humans to set the right conditions to be who we really are. It seems that there is no methodology to directly access our true nature, but there seem to be ways to set up some conditions to do so. What is the force that then does the last "step"? We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Awareness
Drive for freedom
Open-mind
Sensitivity to subtle things
Understanding who you really are

About the teacher, Benjamin

Elie and I have been leading this series for almost a year now covering different topics (find history at meetup.com). We warm-heartedly invite everyone who is ready to let go of all of our opinions, concepts, conditionings and judgements to together think in openess and peace and explore and create a world that is not based on greed, dependancy, competition, etc., but on freedom, inner and outer peace, joy, sharing and togetherness. In our meetings, we sit down, leave everything we have learnt outside the door and think together about topics that concern us all such as "How can we live a life in true freedom?", "Who are we?", "What is money and how would we want to use it in today's society?", "What is possession?", "Why is there so much war?", "Where is humanity heading?", "Are we in control of life?", "What is the self?" and everything else that concerns us, always starting from a tabula rasa, i.e. as if we created the world anew, from scratch. Most of the times, when attending conferences or lectures, or even when trying to solve problems, people tend to only use opinions and acquired knowledge vs. openly approaching such topics without any past knowledge. Often times, we are not even aware of how our culture, upbringing, friends, teachers, media and society have conditioned our thinking. The objective is to become aware of our thinking patterns, challenge them, and explore solutions for our freedom and the one for society and potentially action those solutions in form of a venture.

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

How can we judge what is right and wrong? Can morals be objectively true? What frameworks exist for dealing with moral judgement in a consistent way? Is morality itself inconsistent or self-defeating? This class won't give you the answers to these questions, but rather teach you how to find the answers for yourself. There will be lots of opportunity for discussion and debate within the group, and you will be encouraged to share your own views and opinions on a number of ethical topics.

Bring one of the following:
A piece of history
Ceramic plate
Reusable water bottle
Short-term loan of a bike
The best story I'll ever hear

About the teacher, Tom Burns

I'm an Australian working at WHO/OMS in the ethics department. I recently graduated from Monash University in Melbourne with a Master of Bioethics. I've written a number of ethics-related articles for Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, and others. You can access these via my blog.

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

This class is for you if you are just curious about food in general OR if you are already a nutrition expert. I promise you will learn new and surprinsing stuff. You will understand why we get contradictory advices about the healthy and unhealthy food. You will learn about popular diets such as vegetarianism, veganism, raw food and paleo. I will explain how and why these food movements came to life. You will listen to the incredible story of a dentist who travelled the world at the begining of the last century in search of the 'perfect diet'. I will describe the kind of food we ate about 100 years ago in different part of the world. You will also understand why we are talking about fat and sugar all the time. What is the real problem with these 2 demons ? You will learn about the critical nutriments that our body need. I will talk about different kind of ''superfood''. Of course you will also learn about meat, eggs and dairy. This class is not a new diet or a new theory on nutriton. It is based on logical & natural facts, not on ideological belief or pseudo science.

Bring one of the following:
A hug
A surprise
One question at the end of the class
Openess
Your full attention during 2 hours

About the teacher, Elie Gauthey

I became passionate about food when I started to realise how important it is in our life. When you think about it, our whole lifes are programmed around food. I've tried lots of different diets such as vegetarianism, veganism, paleo, etc. I would like to share with you because I discovered really surprising facts during this journey. I'm looking forward to meeting you !

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Introduction to Bioethics

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Can people do whatever they wish with their own bodies? Are we dealing with the Ebola crisis ethically? What are our responsibilities to the environment and non-human animals? To what extent are doctors obliged to satisfy the needs or wants of their patient? In this class, we will consider a range of bioethical questions and frameworks with which to answer them. Although no prior knowledge will be assumed, students who attend "An Introduction to Ethics and Moral Philosophy" (run the week before) can expect some extra insights. As in the last class, there will be lots of opportunities for discussion and debate within the group, and you will be encouraged to share your own views and opinions on a number of bioethical topics.

Bring one of the following:
A piece of history
Photograph of someone you know and what they mean to you
Place to sleep for a night in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, or Rome
Scarf
The best story I'll ever hear

About the teacher, Tom Burns

I'm an Australian working at WHO/OMS in the ethics department. I recently graduated from Monash University in Melbourne with a Master of Bioethics. I've written a number of ethics-related articles for Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, and others. You can access these via my blog.

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Yi Jing: Le Yin et le Yang

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Je vous propose une petite introduction sur le Yi Jing, ou Le Livre des Changements, grand livre au fondement de la philosophie chinoise, comenté par Confusius et par Lao Zeu. Je vous propose de commencer par une entrée en matière sur les énergies Yin et Yang, comment elles interragissent, et à quoi le Yi Jing peut nous être utile pour la prise de décision et analyse de situations.

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De la viande séchée des grisons
Quelques fruits et/ou légumes (pas de tomates, je suis allergique)
Un cour/session de danse
Un cours/session de guitarre ou percussion
Une entrée pour le sauna des bains des Paquis

About the teacher, Zuleika

D'origine bolivienne, suisse et marocaine, ma vie se compose de chemins croisés, de rencontres merveilleuses, de mélodies lointaines rassemblées dans ma personne. La joie de vivre est un choix de vie, je propose de le partager avec vous! Pour en savoir plus, venez à mon cours ;)

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Glasgow

Get ready. Get Fit.

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Drury Street Bar and Kitchen
Drury Street
Glasgow G25AP

Organised by two Physical Education specialists. Get some tips on the best approach to get fit for life. How do you start? What are the best forms of exercise? How much should we do? How do we sustain exercise? Whether you're already on the fitness road or just want some ideas to get moving - you should find something helpful here. Maybe even a couple of wee exercises might get tried out!!

Bring one of the following:
Any kind of chocolate or bars of chocolate or sweets or snacks - the teachers need to keep their energy up!

About the teacher, Lesley Stewart and Rachel Stirling

Lesley and Rachel are experienced Physical Education Specialists working at local authority level to take forward government Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport initiatives. Both have worked with children, young people and adults in their own sports and across other areas of sport.

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Drury Street Bar and Kitchen
Drury Street
Glasgow G25AP

Join us over lunch - find out more about Trade School, pick up some leaflets, have a bite to eat from our buffet and some good chat. If you're interested in the concept of TradeSchool - this is the time to find out more about joining in in and even setting up your own classes. It's also a great opportunity to meet folks on a chilly Saturday in January! There will be a bit of music by Soundsational Community Choir. Founded in 2010, SoundSational Community Music are a not-for-profit Community Arts Organisation.SoundSational Community Music is all about using the arts to bring people together and encourage community cohesion as well as social inclusion. They're fab and they're always looking for new members! http://www.soundsationalcommunitymusic.com/

Bring one of the following:
Post its or bits n bobs of stationery or dreamies cat treats

About the teacher, Andrea Reid and Gayle Fitzpatrick

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Conversations with the universe

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Drury Street Bar and Kitchen
Drury Street
Glasgow G25AP

Learning to use your Intuition for stress management and personal development is here ...are you? Because the greatest investment you can ever make is the investment you make in yourself. Are you ready to invest? Taught by Edd Dougall Edd also sings as Frank Holden! http://www.intuition-coach.com/

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Bring along your own pen and paper. Frank would love a small jar of marmite (really) and maybe some lovely bread/crackers/oatcakes to spread it on!

About the teacher, Edd Dougall

Ever since I was a kid, for the most part, I “knew things”... the right pals to have... the right choices to make... the people and things to avoid, etc. I always knew that either someone or something was guiding the decisions I was making, but I could never fully understand it. I just knew that if I wanted to be guided in something – anything – all I had to do was ask... then listen to the answer. It wasn’t till I was in my late teens that I started to look into this more deeply and I discovered that this is what people would call my Intuition. So I started studying things related to Intuition. I did courses... read books... attended seminars, and it was all very interesting stuff but at the same time I didn’t find any of it surprising or a revelation as it all just seemed natural. I continued to “do my thing” and in the 90’s I wrote, produced and delivered a training programme called “Strategies for Life”. This was a training programme for people who were interested in learning about how their intuition worked. I offered it at cost only and presented 5 one-day training courses. I had no intention of this being a business. It was just showing people how to tap into one of the most powerful abilities they have. Something I had been doing most of my life. Later, I was asked whether I could write a training programme for the carers of people who had mental health problems. I had extensive knowledge and experience in this field. This I did, and again delivered 5 one-day training programmes with specific strategies built in for carers. I continue to access and trust my intuition daily and I do trust it implicitly; it is always correct. I continually connect with my intuition and ask every day and get “Guided” on all manner of things and decisions. One of the most important aspects of this is the ability to listen to the message and not to dismiss things as we do. Most people today have learned to not use and trust their Intuition. Even as you read this, remember a time when you had a brilliant idea...a flash of insight...the answer to a problem...and what did you do? ....you ignored it! Well that was your Intuition saying hello! I will show you how to reconnect. I look forward to speaking with you.

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Drury Street Bar and Kitchen
Drury Street
Glasgow G25AP

It's a new year - Kirstie will focus on nutrition for life- healthy eating that fits in with a hectic modern schedule and still tastes good. If you really want to make a change to how you fuel your body - become more healthy and ditch the fad diets - come along! More about Kirstie's work here: http://www.loveenigma.com/about-us/

Bring one of the following:
Kirstie would love anything from the following list; pens, post its, stationery, fruit

About the teacher, Kirstie Rae

Kirsty is a nutritionist, holistic therapist and business coach with over 12 years industry experience. She has a passion for natural living and sharing this with others so they can look and feel their best. Working with businesses and individuals with her company love Enigma, Kirsty's focus is on nutrition for life- healthy eating that fits in with a hectic modern schedule and still tastes good.

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Indianapolis

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Apply the tools of hip-hop in your writing! “Sampling” techniques such as cutting and pasting, collage and programming invite us to rethink authorship and the way meaning is made. This class will follow Kenneth Goldsmith, popularizer of “uncreative writing”—a fresh way of making literature in the digital age. We will practice "making" collaborative literature from existing texts on the computer, highlighting the authorial decisions involved at each step. By constructing texts entirely out of other works, we will bump into our own inevitable creativity; for in appropriation, even the simple act of retyping a work is an artistic gesture.

Bring one of the following:
a homemade or handmade surprise!
beeswax candles
dark chocolate bars - favorites are ginger & orange or hazelnut
dark unflavored free trade coffee
fancy salt (kosher or not) or pepper (ground or peppercorns)
small unsalted sunflower seeds for my chickens (shelled or unshelled, just not huge)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Jessica Reed

Jessica is a maker and celebrator of things superbly made. She loves the clean lines of physics, mathematics and philosophy as well as pastiche in art forms ranging from jazz to collage to experimental literature. She is a writer and science appreciator, having formally studied physics, poetry and philosophy. Jessica is also passionate about sustainable living and lives in the country with her husband, gardens, composting worms, and seven chickens!

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Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style. In this class, we’ll learn the basics of refashioning and then practice using our new skills to add a pocket to a garment from your closet! Trade School will supply everything except the garment you choose to add a pocket to. It’s recommended you know the basics of operating a sewing machine (threading, forward & backward stitching & sewing straight seams) since we will be using sewing machines in class. We can also do a short tutorial for any beginners. It’s getting cold outside! These barter items will benefit the Salvation Army Women’s Shelter on Alabama St.

Bring one of the following:
a mix of toiletries (deodorant, travel-size lotion or shampoo, razors, sanitary pads, tampons, baby wipes)
combs or hair brushes
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your working sewing machine for student use during class (make sure it has thread, a full bobbin & a good needle please!)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true craftsmanship. She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by the art of craftsmanship - whether it’s cooking, eating, writing, conversing or simply BEING. Sophie is an improviser, composer and bandleader with a desire to inspire others to appreciate jazz music. She's also become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring and garment design and has made most of her own clothes!

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Cake Scraps to Cake Pops

12:00a.m. to 1:30a.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Cake pops are totally the new thing and you know you want to try out the latest trend for yourself! Using leftover cake, you can turn your cake scraps into tasty, adorable mini cake pops. Leave the stress and mess at home and join us for a hands-on baking class! The only thing you’ll need to bring is an apron and something to take home your cake pops in (unless you eat them all in class, like we plan on doing).

Bring one of the following:
gourmet chocolate
handmade Valentines to send out next year
knit or crochet surprises
natural soap bars
real honey bee honey
unique kitchen gadgets
various yarn balls
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Amanda Lloyd-Jones

Although she is a baker by profession, Amanda strives to continually expand her knowledge of various new things and does not shy away from hard work in order to achieve a positive outcome. This makes for an enriching and full life at home, work and church. She also enjoys crafting and home improvement projects, especially when she's able to repurpose old items into whatever she's working on.

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Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Ready to take your clothing refashioning skills to the next level? Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style. In this class, we’ll explore many refashioning possibilities for sleeves and then practice using our new skills to refashion a garment of your choice. These skills can then be applied to any part of a garment! Trade School will supply everything except the garment you use for your sleeve refashion. Basic knowledge of how to operate a sewing machine (threading, forward & backward stitching, sewing straight seams & sewing curved seams) is highly recommended since we will be using sewing machines in class. It’s getting cold outside! These barter items will benefit the Salvation Army Women’s Shelter on Alabama St.

Bring one of the following:
a mix of toiletries (deodorant, travel-size lotion or shampoo, razors, sanitary pads, tampons, baby wipes)
combs or hair brushes
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your working sewing machine for student use during class (make sure it has thread, a full bobbin & a good needle please!)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true craftsmanship. She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by the art of craftsmanship - whether it’s cooking, eating, writing, conversing or simply BEING. Sophie is an improviser, composer and bandleader with a desire to inspire others to appreciate jazz music. She's also become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring and garment design and has made most of her own clothes!

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Teacher & Volunteer Info Session

4:00p.m. to 5:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Interested in teaching or volunteering with Trade School? We would love to have you! Teachers are accepted into our new teaching model we're calling Teaching Fellowships. Fellowships last for a year with a minimum requirement of teaching 3 classes on anything you want! Volunteers are accepted into the co-op by agreeing to spend 40 volunteer hours with us for a year. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. You must attend an info session before you can begin teaching and/or volunteering with Trade School. Teachers and volunteers are considered members and receive rad benefits. Visit our 'Get Involved' page for more information. For interested teachers, please be sure and fill out this short questionnaire prior to attending! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FhRTIlzEMP-HkXLjw8OH9CRekP-nuDJfVyD7EzCcRKQ/viewform

Bring one of the following:
a smile & a high-five
your enthusiasm

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

Trade School Indianapolis is part of an international collective of alternative, self-organized schools that run on barter. Take a class in exchange for goods or services rather than money! Our mission is to provide non-traditional education focused on mutual aid and respect that makes ideas, skills and resources available to the creative community. We believe that everyone has something to offer, and that paying for services isn't the best way to build community. With mutual respect, anything is possible.

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Los Angeles

Location Pending (an East-Side location will be finalized soon)
Location Pending (an East-Side location will be finalized soon)
Los Angeles

Are you wondering why you don't see any Trade School LA classes listed anywhere? We run classes in a semester format, so you've caught us while we're planning our next semester. We ran classes in May, September and November and now we're doing the organizing work to assemble our next set of classes for January/February 2015. When we post our classes on the site, this is exactly what it will look like. You'll register by clicking the "JOIN" button below. If you want to test it out - go ahead! You'll see that you get a confirmation email that reminds you of the class location, barter items and time/date. It will also have an "Unregister" link in case you realize that you can't attend the class.

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This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante & Dylan Howell

Together, Leanne & Dylan make up TSLA's Teacher Outreach team. Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and has taught several classes, including "Create Your Own Trail Workout" and "Tips for Teaching." Dylan is one of TSLA's first teachers & volunteers and has taught "Introduction to Sitting Meditation" and a class on Guy DeBord and psychogeography called "My Mind is Running!"

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Norwich

Making Music with a Nintendo DS

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A beginners workshop on music-making using a Nintendo. I will be offering a hands-on approach where participants can experiment with a range of different sounds using the device.

Bring one of the following:
A book on philosophy
A suprise
Bring along food for a shared lunch

About the teacher, David Cronin

I am a musician in Norwich who uses handheld devices to compose electronica.

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How To Wire a Plug

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Most people don't know how to do simple electrical tasks, such as wiring a plug. With this lesson not only will I show you how, I will show you how to make an extension lead and cover any little electrical queries you may have. From safe isolation to a few do's and dont's. Some basic tools will be supplied for use, but if you have a screwdriver and pair of pliers or cutters feel free to bring them along. All materials will be supplied depending on the amount of participants.

Bring one of the following:
Anything Marvel or Star Wars
Homemade Wares (cakes, jams....)
Something Funny
Something Unusual
Unusual Plants and Seeds

About the teacher, Owen Bishop

I'm a local electrician with over 20 year's experience, involved with the trade since before I left school.

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Fabric Flowers

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Come along and learn how to hand sew your choice of fabric flower. I'll provide everything you need but if you've got a fabric you particularly love, and would like to try it out then feel free to bring it along.

Bring one of the following:
A Chick-flick DVD
A surprise
Sewing scissors for the class
Unwanted sewing supplies/fabric
Vegetarian food for the class

About the teacher, Mary Myerson

I love to sew! I have only been doing it for a little over a year, but I really enjoy it. I started with a dressmaking course and now have my own sewing machine and get it out most days to work on a project.

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Growing Vegetables from Seed

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Bluebell South Allotments
Off The Avenues
Norwich

Come along for hints, tips and practical advice on how to grow your own vegetables from seed. Whether you have your own allotment or a just a few containers on your balcony this is a great chance to learn how to successfully propagate vegetable seeds.

Bring one of the following:
Gardening tools - hand tools
Good quality vegetable, flower, herb seeds
Large tools
Printing paper
Volunteering to help our growers

About the teacher, Mahesh Pant

I set up the Grow Our Own (GO2) community gardening scheme in Bluebell South allotments 10 years ago. I'm now the Programme Manager of GO2 Bluebell and and our new community garden - Marlpit Community Garden. For more information, please visit our website.

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

In this class you will find out how to mark out a sheet of plywood to make your own picnic table. These picnic tables can be easily assembled and then taken apart and stored during the winter months. If you want to see the finished product then just go to my YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/xATfmOkLh7Q?list=UU1iX9q83W978_o37wLxqkvw

Bring one of the following:
250g of Dried Sweet Peppers
500g Fresh Ginger Root
A Seasoned Oak Log
Old but working pond fountain pump (for a project)
Snack seeds packs

About the teacher, Garth Lewis

Doer of things, maker of things, collector of stories

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

In this part of the class you will find out how to cut out the pieces needed for the plywood picnic table from the previously marked-out single sheet of plywood. A printed-off copy of the plans will be handed out to each student.

Bring one of the following:
100 metres Cammo 550 Paracord
1sq/ft (or more) of leather
Leather work tools
Packet of wildflower seeds
Seasoned Apple, Beech, Hawthorn or Hickory log

About the teacher, Garth Lewis

Doer of things, maker of things, collector of stories

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Sourdough Variations

4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Sourdough bread is wonderfully suited to accepting additions to the basic bread dough - olives, sundried tomato, cheese, nuts, and seeds to name just a few. This class will assume some familiarity with baking sourdough bread. It will build on this knowledge to suggest ways in which you can enhance a basic loaf to make it a wonderful complement to meals or turn it practically into a meal all by itself. I will offer some practical demonstrations, recipe ideas and samples to taste on the day.

Bring one of the following:
A bag of interesting flour.
A cookbook.
A favourite family recipe (the older the better!)
Interesting ingredients to bake into a bread.
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Mark Bond-Webster

I'm a keen amateur and completely self-taught baker, with a 30 year love affair with baking bread. I have taught a class on 'Baking your first sourdough' at the Trade School and look forward to teaching this 'part 2'.

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Play and Make Ancient Board Games

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Find out how to play the ancient Egyptian game of Senet, the game of Ur which was first played in Iraq over 2000 years ago and Pachisi, first mentioned in 7th century India. Then you'll be able to make the boards and pieces so that you can take them home and carry on playing them with your friends and family.

Bring one of the following:
Clear Multi-Purpose Sealer
Clothes for an 11-12 year old boy (charity shop stuff okay)
Folk/Classical CDs
Herb or Vegetable Seeds
Homemade Cakes/Biscuits
Tea or Coffee

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

I'm a freelance educational and children's writer, researcher and consultant. I love teaching (and learning) quirky but useful things.

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West Norwood

James Wilson Coffee Shop
357 Norwood Road
London SE27 9BQ

The lesson will cover some basic wire wrapping that can be used to make many different things; we will be making a pendant necklace, trying to mix and match things together. Come and make yourself something beautiful!

Bring one of the following:
A surprise for the teacher :)
Broken jewellery for the greedy teacher to keep :)
Broken jewellery/loose beads for the class
Food/drinks for the class
Offer to teach something

About the teacher, Stefania Ghiandoni

I have been sort of creative since a child, and have been enjoying making jewellery as a hobby for quite a few years now. I find it can be relaxing and engaging at the same time, especially if you are making things out of beloved little trinkets that have some special meaning to you.

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James Wilson Coffee Shop
357 Norwood Road
London SE27 9BQ

Do you want to make sure that people can find you when searching for the type of product or service you sell? Are you already doing social media? There are lots of other techniques small businesses should consider to attract more customers, even on a budget. This class will help you understand the basics of two major digital marketing channels and how it can benefit your business. The class will be interactive so you can easily apply what you have learnt.

Bring one of the following:
Blog (or any other online post) about the class
Design help
Enthusiasm!
Nibbles or drinks for the class
Your business card

About the teacher, Vanessa Fullerton-Batten

Marketer with a digital focus, having worked for 15+ years in sales and marketing for different sized organisations from start-ups through to large corporations. Now run my own digital marketing company for small businesses, www.vfbmarketing.com. I've lived in West Norwood for the last 7 years.

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Drawing Geometric Patterns

8:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
James Wilson Coffee Shop
357 Norwood Road
London SE27 9BQ

Learn to draw the 'flower of life', an important and symbolic geometric composition, that can be used as a template for creating hundreds of patterns. We will draw the pattern together using a compass, pencil and ruler and discuss how it can be used as a template for designing further tessellating patterns and grids. If you have a compass, pencil, eraser or ruler please bring it along, although I will try and bring enough for everyone. Paper will be provided.

Bring one of the following:
A (pleasant) surprise for the teacher
A birdfeeder
A Cormac McCarthy book
A pot plant (preferably succulent or cactus)
Coloured tracing paper
Homemade cake for the class
Patterned craft paper/card

About the teacher, Ameet Hindocha

I am a designer & printmaker, living and making in West Norwood and teaching digital media at Camberwell College of Art. A recent course in geometry has unearthed a latent passion in me which I hope to share by running this Trade School.

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