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Classes Happening Around the World

Athens

Αυτισμός

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Πολυχώρος Animus Corpus
Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 54
Ιλίσια / Αθήνα

Ο αυτισμός γίνεται ένα όλο και πιο συχνό φαινόμενο. Σίγουρα ξέρουμε κάποιον με αυτιστικό παιδί, ή είμαστε συγγενείς, ή φίλοι. Όμως τι ξέρετε γι'αυτή τη νευρολογική ασθένεια; Έλατε να μάθετε, και να μοιραστούμε γνώσεις, εμπειρίες και να ανταλλάξουμε ιδέες για το πώς να στηρίξουμε ακόμα και τους γονείς.

Bring one of the following:
Γλυκά στέρεα - μπισκότα, σοκολάτες, κακάο
Εθελοντής - φέρτε δικό σας λάπτοπ να παρακολουθήσουμε video στο youtube
Εθελόντριες με γνώσεις στον αυτισμό να κάνουν babysit 7-χρονο αγόρι για 2-3 ώρες (με συγγενή)
Τρόφιμα μη στέρεα - πατάτες, λαχανικά, τυρί, γάλα, σοκολάτες, κοτόπουλο, πίτσα
Τρόφιμα στέρεα - κονσέρβες, όσπρια, μέλι, λάδι, ρύζι, ζάχαρη, φριγανιές, ταχίνι

About the teacher, Βασιλική Νασουφίδου

Γεννημένη και μεγαλωμένη στην Νότια Αφρική από Έλληνες γονείς, και ως καθηγήτρια Αγγλικών και Ιστορίας, με μία γερή βάση στην Ψυχολογία, επιθυμώ να μοιράζομαι όσα μαθαίνω και να βοηθάω, αλλά και να μαθαίνω, ειδικά για τον αυτισμό.

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Brighton & Hove

Lino Printing

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Presuming Ed Coffeehouse
114-115 London Road
Brighton, BN1 1JL,

A fun introduction to lino printing methods! Carve out cool patterns onto plastic and use as a stamp. All tools will be provided except from paper, so make sure you bring between 4 and 10 pieces of paper or card.

Bring one of the following:
Art supplies
Candles
Herbal Teas
Organic Vegetables
Plants

About the teacher, Emma Herron

An active artist in Brighton and Hove who loves to make prints out of lino!

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Calgary

Stay Tuned!

5:00p.m. to 8:30p.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.

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Trade School Organizers

Please spread the word and share our facebook page!

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Geneva

EFFEUILLAGE BURLESQUE

7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

N'ayez pas peur de vous mettre à nu! Quand on vous dit effeuillage, vous pensez strip-tease. Pourtant, c'est d'abord un excellent moyen de prendre confiance en soin, d'apprendre à s'aimer tel que l'on est, d'accepter son corps mais également sa personnalité sans se soucier du dictat de la mode ou des pressions de notre société. Soyez vous-même, sans crainte ni contrainte! Pour ce cours: apportez une robe facile à enlever, vos sous-vêtements préférés (pour vous sentir à l'aise), une paire de bas autofixant et des chaussures à talons.

Bring one of the following:
Chocolat (noir, au lait, blanc, avec des trucs dedans...)
Gateau (avec un x aussi...ben plusieurs quoi!)
Livre (je les dévore aussi)
Musique (car je ne peux pas vivre sans)
Surprise (parce que la vie en est remplie)

About the teacher, Lady Kitty

« Laissez sortir votre sexitude » et « Soyez fière d’être vous-même ». Voici ce que peux vous dire Lady Kitty avec un grand sourire aux lèvres et un petit air coquin. Fière d’être une femme, elle l’assume et ces shows sont drôles et sexy. Passionnée de danse, elle aime chorégraphier ces numéros et se créer des personnages décalés. Réelle pile électrique, enthousiasmée par la vie, elle aime apporter de la joie et de la bonne humeur à son public en choisissant des musiques entrainantes et acidulés. Telle une rockeuse, crachant des « Fuck » dans sa mini-jupe en cuir et son t-shirt déchiré, elle aime être un esprit rebel dans une société trop uniformisé à son goût. Be yourself and fuck the rest !

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

Most people think Turkish cuisine is all about kebabs and meat dishes but you would be surprised by the variety of vegetarian specialties of the home cooking culture in this country. I'm dedicating this cooking workshop to my mum (obviously the best cook ever to me), with whom I spent countless hours on Skype and else to get my cooking skills up to where they are now. If you are eager to discover new tastes and surprise your family & friends with new recipes, then bring your apron and your good mood! Let's cook, chat and have a meal together! Et je parle français aussi donc les francophones curieux sont plus que bienvenus! :)

Bring one of the following:
A book you really enjoyed reading
Body oil
LED bike lights
Organic vegetables
Pomegranates
Quinoa
Sign up on mydropintheoceans.org and spread the word

About the teacher, Ronay Tuncer

I'm a Turkish (well, in case you haven't guessed that before), living in Geneva since a decade now (time flies!). After many years spent in multi-national companies, I now work for an organisation that rewards people for their sustainable and eco-friendly actions (oh yes, that suits me better). And yes, I do love cooking, I do love mountains that surround us, meeting new people, hearing their stories…

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Self Defense

9:30p.m. to 11:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

Welcome to all, Get ready to learn an effective self defense method. I will help you to develop simple and efficient methods to be used under stress. These methods combine behavioral and psychological aspects. You can find me on www.cedricontheroad.net See you later, Cédric

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Café
Fruits
Spiruline bio
Tea bio (mint or asian)

About the teacher, Cédric Vilella

I'm addicted to sports and travel... it's been my way of life for awhile already. I like to share what I've learned around the world... I'm full of energy! Get ready guys!!!

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DNA: who controls who

7:30p.m. to 9:30p.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

• What spontaneous remission really means and how to heal ourselves from any dis-ease (including terminal ones) using our DNA, our consciousness and the energy of Love. • Can I slow down or stop and even reverse my body from aging – new tools that are available to humanity in the new energy; • Current rate of utilization of our DNA and means of improving; • What it takes to activate my DNA and why do I want to do it; • DNA – a Divine tool that manifests our power to create reality.

Bring one of the following:
inspiring books
inspiring films
inspiring music
inspiring video
surprise me

About the teacher, Alexander Senchenko

Founder and author at Expand Your Awareness I have been giving motivational talks on the subject of personal growth in Geneva since 2008.

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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

French-English: - Must come with your own Windows computer 7 or 8 - How to reset cleanup computer - How to protect and avoid back to unstable/unsafe... will Need: your own computer, reinstallation CD/DVD (if you have), serial OS keys, external disk if you have.

Bring one of the following:
follow and support 1 or both of the following projects: http://LesEnfantsDu.Net, www.TG-CSR.org
follow and support 1 or more of the following associations: GPclim.ch, ICT-a.ch, CloudReady.ch
join & support green enlightened camp of the Google game called INGRESS
joyful participation in the class
Surprise

About the teacher, Pascal KOTTÉ

Coach en stratégie digitale, conseiller et formateur numérique, informatique et Telecom (ICT) http://ICT-a.ch http://job.kotte.net

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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

French-English: - How to create a private space with invited people only, to share information curation privatly. - We called it Corporate Social Network, "Réseau social d'entreprise" - Mais en simple: c'est un groupe/forum privé, plus facile et sexy à utiliser que les forums Google traditionnels. Bring, if you can, your own laptop or tablet, we will also have also to access your email. Merci de venir avec Laptop ou tablette, et votre accès email, si possible.

Bring one of the following:
follow and support 1 or both of the following projects: http://LesEnfantsDu.Net, www.TG-CSR.org
follow and support 1 or more of the following associations: GPclim.ch, ICT-a.ch, CloudReady.ch
join & support green enlightened camp of the Google game called INGRESS
joyful participation in the class
Surprise

About the teacher, Pascal KOTTÉ

Coach en stratégie digitale, conseiller et formateur numérique, informatique et Telecom (ICT) http://ICT-a.ch http://job.kotte.net

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What is our life calling?

9:30p.m. to 11:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

This class is an open group discussion without a "teacher" - all participants are teacher and student at the same time. This time, we will be exploring what our calling in life is, on an individual level and also on a global level. Why did I come to this planet? What are some signs that tell me whether what I am doing is in line with my calling. Is there something such a life calling in the first place? 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, our current and new members. Thank you! More information under Meetup/ Thinking and Acting together

Bring one of the following:
Awareness
Being yourself
Listening
Openness
Sharing

About the teacher, Benjamin

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.

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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

Français - English : - Build a simple web page using Facebook and/or Google+ - Building a complete web site using Google site & Wix Advantage/Disadvantage from Wordpress web site. Bring, if you can, your own laptop or tablet, we will also have also to access your email. Merci de venir avec Laptop ou tablette, et votre accès email, si possible.

Bring one of the following:
follow and support 1 or both of the following projects: http://LesEnfantsDu.Net, www.TG-CSR.org
follow and support 1 or more of the following associations: GPclim.ch, ICT-a.ch, CloudReady.ch
join & support green enlightened camp of the Google game called INGRESS
joyful participation in the class
surprise

About the teacher, Pascal KOTTÉ

Coach en stratégie digitale, conseiller et formateur numérique, informatique et Telecom (ICT) http://ICT-a.ch http://job.kotte.net

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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

Français - English: - Building a facebook group, options & best practices - Building a Google+ group - Quick look "older" Google groups (Forums) - Real time interacting: Messenger vs Hangout vs Skype - Quick overview Private groups/Forums: Facebook vs Yammer Bring, if you can, your own laptop or tablet, we will also have also to access your email. Merci de venir avec Laptop ou tablette, et votre accès email, si possible.

Bring one of the following:
follow and support one or both of the following projects: http://LesEnfantsDu.Net, www.TG-CSR.org
follow and support one or more of the following associations: GPclim.ch, ICT-a.ch, CloudReady.ch
join and support green enlightened camp of the Google game called INGRESS
joyful participation in the class
surprise

About the teacher, Pascal KOTTÉ

Coach en stratégie digitale, conseiller et formateur numérique, informatique et Telecom (ICT) http://ICT-a.ch http://job.kotte.net

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fertility Awareness

1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax

Learn about the organs of human reproduction, male virility and female fertility. We will discuss women’s cycles and how to recognize the signs of ovulation. Other topics will include: sperm, menstruation, menopause, PMS, puberty, pregnancy, birth control, charting fertility signs, and the lunar calendar. **Location may change. Please stay tuned for location confirmation**

Bring one of the following:
Dried mung beans
yoga mats (if you have an extra one or one that's not being used,or maybe retired because you got yourself a new mat)
Your questions

About the teacher, Shannon

Shannon is fascinated with the natural world inside our bodies and outside in the wilderness. She spends her time doing yoga, meditating, reading, studying anatomy, swimming in the ocean, and going for walks in the woods. She has been teaching yoga since 2010, founded Ocean Yoga in June 2013, and has been practicing fertility awareness for 4 years. Click here to go to Shannon's blog: oshanyoga.tumblr.com

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Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax

We live in a world of social media, but traditional media remains an important tool for getting the message out. Some demographics are less connected on social media, and most decision-makers read newspapers closely. Writing an effective letter to the editor can be tricky, but it is also a lot of fun. It is the art of saying a lot with the fewest possible words. For someone who cares passionately about the many facets of an issue, it can be a challenge to hone in on what must be said. Participants will write a letter to the editor in the workshop which they choose to send off to be published if they wish. Participants are encouraged to bring a recent newspaper article about something they care about. **Location may change. Please stay tuned for location confirmation**

Bring one of the following:
A french press coffee maker for the Halifax Tool Library
Any tool for the Tool Library
Help fix, repair or clean Halifax Tool Library tools
Tweet, like, share, follow Our HRM Alliance and Halifax Tool Library pages/posts.

About the teacher, Tristan Cleveland

Tristan Cleveland is an urban planning advocate at the Ecology Action Centre and works especially on creating the Halifax Greenbelt. He has to write a lot of letters and opinion editorials for his work, and has developed a first-hand sensibility for what gets published.

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Indianapolis

Cupboard Clean-Out Baking

11:00p.m. to 12:30a.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

The holidays are over but you still have half a bag of dried cranberries, some roasted mixed nuts and a mostly full jar of poultry seasoning buried in your cupboard...what to do? Let's reinvent them into tasty treats! This hands-on class will show you how to create Mega Monster Cookies, Chocolate Master Truffles, Kitchen Sink Granola and Herb Butter Biscuits, all using leftover items. We will also explore which items can easily be swapped in the kitchen, how to make recipes more versatile and when you need to follow a recipe as written. If you have any allergies, intolerances or foods that you dislike, please reach out to us before signing up to ensure you will have an enjoyable experience!

Bring one of the following:
a favorite gourmet or local food surprise
a package of parchment paper
gently used cookbooks
handmade decorated 4X6 recipe cards
the stories behind ten of your favorite recipes with the recipe (typed or handwritten is fine!)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your favorite spices or baking extracts

About the teacher, Elizabeth Darby

Elizabeth began cooking and baking by her Grammy's side at a very young age. Her baking specialties include triple chocolate take over the world cookies, apple pie and oatmeal honey bread. From her work in youth and family services to her commitment to supporting community initiatives such as the Broad Ripple Farmers Market, Elizabeth is a life-long community connector and builder. She believes in reconnecting with her past, showing love and appreciation, and exploring cultures across the globe. The best memories are formed in the kitchen and there is no greater gift than a homemade pie!

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Crochet an Amigurumi Gnome

11:00p.m. to 1:30a.m.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
IMA at 4000 Michigan Rd.
Indianapolis

Throughout history, gnomes have guarded the woodlands from thieves and pests. Now, you can crochet your own Amigurumi Gnome to guard your desk or those tasty leftovers! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. This beginner friendly project will teach you the single crochet stitch, how to crochet in the round and how to finish projects to create a stuffed toy. All supplies are provided and the plan is that you leave with a new crocheted friend. This class will be hosted in the pop up woodland themed park currently exhibited at the IMA!

Bring one of the following:
neat crochet books or magazines
nice skeins of yarn
old 100% wool sweaters
various buttons and beads
various pairs of crochet hooks
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Joan K. Griffitts

Joan has always been a crafty person and has crocheted most of her life. She enjoy all kinds of yarn, including nontraditional yarns made from plastic bags or old clothes and is always looking for a new type of material to crochet with! She loves crochet because it's a great relaxation tool and allows her to relish in the satisfaction of making something herself.

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You Need a Budget

5:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Like the class title says, you need to have a budget! Budgeting can be a fun and simple process once you have everything you need to be successful. You will learn what having a budget means, how to create a budget, and then hopefully create and leave with a new or updated budget by the end of class. Each student will receive a spreadsheet prior to class via email. If you have access, please bring your computer and then an idea of what your current spending, as well as your ideal budget, looks like.

Bring one of the following:
a favorite bottle of wine
a favorite craft supply
canned ginger ale or ground coffee (anything but starbucks)
canned organic soup
leftover sewing supplies (fabric, ribbon, thread)
various ball jars
various shapes/forms of pasta
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Zina Kumok

Zina is a Memphis transplant by way of Ukraine. She believes in creating a life filled with experiences rather than things, traveling whenever she can. Passionate about personal finance, it was her personal journey that helped her realize it was her goal to empower others to become financially literate. She paid off $28,000 worth of student loans in three years by budgeting and learning how to save money! Zina also loves sewing, reading detective novels and watching "Dr. Who."

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Needleturn Applique

11:00p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Needleturn Applique is a common hand-sewing technique frequently used in quilts, though its applications extend far beyond them! Applique is a means of creating pictures with fabric where you can create any shape or combinations of shapes you like. In this class, we will all participate in a group project and complete an individual applique square that will then be sewn into a quilted Trade School Indianapolis flag. This is a beginner’s project with no previous skill required. Sophie will be leading this class with her mother Diane. Applique is one of their favorite techniques to use in their quilts because of its artistic potential, and also the time and love its inclusion in a quilt demonstrates!

Bring one of the following:
any kind of heirloom flower, fruit, or veggie seeds
fresh local produce
homemade/paper crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate
organic whole bean coffee
various Ball canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

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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Architectural History & Styles

11:00p.m. to 12:30a.m.
Indy City Market
Indy City Market at 222 E Market St
Indianapolis

Want to really impress your friends? This fun intro Architecture class will help you develop a unique understanding of basic architectural terms and history such as how architecture has changed, major styles, etc. You'll develop the ability to better understand and talk about the architecture you encounter, like when you're visiting the City Market! To finish class, we'll take a tour and test our newfound knowledge to see if we can identify any architectural features in the historic City Market. Please note this class is 21+ and all students are invited to grab a beer at Tom Tap to enjoy during class.

Bring one of the following:
a list of hidden gems in Indiana (restaurants, coffee shops, towns, etc.)
a photograph of your favorite building
a really good, used book
empty wine bottles for crafts (I can never drink enough to get as many as I need!)
snacks that pair well with beer to share during class for about five people (more if you'd like!)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Amy Marisavljevic

Amy is just a kid from Akron, Ohio that recently moved to Indy. She believes in strengthening a community by helping people better understand our communities' built environment. Her belief is that if you understand our natural and cultural resources, you are more likely going to preserve them for the next generation. Amy is passionate about architectural history and historic preservation. She loves sharing knowledge about architectural styles, general history and Ted Mosby like ʺFun Factsʺ to enhance your travel experiences and love for your hometown!

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Water Bath Canning

5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Indy's Kitchen
Indy's Kitchen at 2442 Central Ave
Indianapolis

Water bath canning is the perfect beginner's canning method that you can use to can fruits, jams, pickles and more. In this class, you'll gain an understanding of the basic water bath canning principles and tools while enjoying a hands-on opportunity to learn how to make some deliciously simple strawberry jam!

Bring one of the following:
a good cookbook
family canning recipes
various canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your expertise & help starting my own compost (must schedule with me after class)

About the teacher, Kathy Eisan

Kathy is a technologist that loves the old school methods of cooking. Her cooking methods revolve around going back to the basics of producing your own food. She is the proud mother of two daughters and surprisingly never liked to cook until she discovered canning! Kathy has been canning for over seven years now, creating new flavors in recipes from salsa to jams to pickles to pie filling. In her spare time, she loves to read and sew.

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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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Los Angeles

Hand Lettering Workshop

11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

In the age of the digital, writing by hand is something that we don't do often. So much so, that hand written work quickly attracts attention, especially if it is beautifully done. This is why more and more people when designing logos or monograms start from a hand-drawn doodle. Hand writing, calligraphy and typography in general, can seem like a designer's thing but let me tell you that YOU can do it by learning the basics and practicing A LOT. This class will be half theory/half practice. We will review some typography technics and practice some calligraphy. Bring a notebook and, if you have a Chisel tip marker/Brush pen/Parallel pen, BRING IT! ** Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker What will you learn: -Typography basics -Calligraphy technics -Brush Lettering technics -Gothic calligraphy technics This class is for: Everyone who has an interest in lettering! Complete beginners and experts both welcome. No experience necessary! PLEASE BRING: pencils, erasers, rulers, etc. (any drawing supplies that you have at home)

Bring one of the following:
1 hour of web development consultation
A book of short stories.
A stretched canvas (at least 20"x12").
Black and White 35mm film
Books about Hand Made Letters/signs (not digital fonts please).
Homemade beer.
Homemade desserts.
Montana Spray Paint.
Permission to paint a graffiti on your public wall.
Radiant Colors Tattoo Ink

About the teacher, Bryan Choapa

My name is Bryan Choapa, I'm from Chile but recently moved to LA. I'm a self taught Typographer, Sign painter and Graffiti artist. I have a Psychology background but I've been working on commissioned work related to letters for the last 4 years. Everything that I know about letters in general I've learned by myself that's why I know that anyone can do it, you just need the interest, the motivation and of course the practice.

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Teacher's Home in Pasadena
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Los Angeles

We'll go through the basics of Salsa. This will cover the basic step, how to both lead and follow in a partner dance which we'll then use in a turn. From there we can do as much as we have time for. In the basics we can refine what you've already learned, or teach you from the ground up! If you can walk you can dance! -Bring comfortable shoes. You'll be moving in them. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
A good book
A surprise
Groceries/food/produce
Scented candles
Talk to me about taking more classes!
Trade me a class

About the teacher, Jonathan Gordon

I've been dancing since early childhood and fell in love with Salsa in college then went on to study both Salsa and Bachata intensively while I lived in Korea with their national Bachata champions. As well as performing I've been teaching the performing arts for around 10 years now.

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Let's Drift, Los Angeles

1:30a.m. to 7:30a.m.
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles

In a nutshell, a dérive (French for “drift”) is the act of walking through a city, without direction, and with the explicit intent of psychological immersion in an urban place. It is an experimental-poetic act of getting lost. It involves a complete surrender to a city’s material ambiance. Guy Debord, a Parisian philosopher and founder of the Situationist International, invented the idea of the dérive , and named the knowledge that it led to “psychogeography.” In a class I taught last semester, we speculated about what a dérive is; this semester, we will find out what a dérive is for ourselves. That being said, it is not at all necessary that participants have taken my class previously. The class will start with a brief introduction to Guy Debord’s writings. We’ll look at some key passages, and discuss some of his guidelines about psychogeography. We will then to commit ourselves to a day-long dérive. Please be prepared for the commitment! Bring good shoes, water, some food, perhaps a notebook or a camera: that is, whatever you think will aid your walk. And please leave the appropriate chunk of time open. I would like for everyone to try a five-hour drift through Los Angeles. A drift is directionless, as well as exploratory and emancipatory. And because of that, at the end of the day it could take some time to get home. I will be providing Metro maps to figure out post-dérive transportation. As a final dimension of the class, you will share something that came from your journey. This could be, for example, a poem, a new friend, or a manifesto. Whatever it is, this is your barter item! If it cannot be sent over the internet, you can contact me to make barter arrangements. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker. This class will consist of walking / moving around the city for several hours.

Bring one of the following:
A Coffee Meet-Up with Drift Stories
A Found Object
A Poem
A Series of Photographs
An Essay on Vortices
Other Drift Ephemera

About the teacher, Dylan Howell

I believe in the right to laziness. I would like for there to be more organizations like Trade School. This LA winter has been a blessing. I think everyone should join me for a walk in Elysian Park! That's a goal of mine, and I'm seeing it through, little by little. I like being a student just as much as I like teaching. Let's take a class together. See you soon Trade School!

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Indigo Dyeing and Shibori Workshop

3:00a.m. to 6:30a.m.
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles

In this class we will discuss the history, process, and techniques of dyeing cloth with indigo. Students will learn how to create and maintain an indigo dye vat, create dye resists through traditional shibori (tie-dye) techniques, and apply indigo dye to fabric. Every student will need to bring the following supplies: -Some white fabric to dye; can be cotton, silk, linen, or wool*** -can alternatively be a garment such as a shirt, blouse, skirt, scarf, etc as long as they are white and made of one of the above natural fibers -yellow kitchen gloves (or other large, waterproof gloves) -apron or clothes you don't mind getting a little blue -string, twine, or yarn -scissor Optional supplies: -seam ripper -rubber bands -smaller pieces of cloth to make samples **Note: If you are bringing cloth you bought from a fabric store, please wash the fabric in hot water with detergent and NO FABRIC SOFTENER. This will remove any sizing or other manufacture chemicals left on cloth. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
Candles or Incense
Cheap bottle of wine (red please!)
Fresh Produce
Something handmade
Tea

About the teacher, Curtis Nouchi

Curtis Nouchi is a fiber artist, designer, and craftsman. He graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Crafts (for real) in 2012 and has since spent his days in Los Angeles crafting, drinking, and living the American dream whenever possible.

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Hand book-binding

5:30a.m. to 8:00a.m.
The design studio of the Skid Row Housing Trust
801 E. 7th Street #104
Los Angeles

You will learn two simple methods of hand bookbinding and take home two sketchbooks/notebooks made with materials you have around at home. Please bring to class: –about 50 to 100 sheets of copy paper and/or any new or recycled paper (road maps, blueprints, graph paper--any printed paper with light printing--they can be mixed if you prefer), cut to same size –two empty cardboard boxes (cereal box, paper folders, etc.) –one pair of scissors –pencil/pen –cheap paint brush or sponge brush for glue –heavy book –anything with which you might want to personalize the cover of your handmade books We will provide needle, thread, (acid-free) glue, and some paper for inside and outside covers for variety, but if you have them, you are welcomed to bring them. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
2 hours of volunteering at Lamp (www.lampcommunity.org). Sign up at class.
2 hours of volunteering at Our Skid Row (www.ourskidrow.org)
Art books for Lamp Arts Program library (artist monographs, art history, catalogs, on techniques)
New or usable art supplies or musical instruments (for Lamp Arts Program)
One bicycle tune up service or instruction on bicycle maintenance.

About the teacher, Young Mi Chi

I'm a graphic designer and visual artist who enjoys encouraging and empowering people of all ages and backgrounds to engage their creativity through art workshops in the US and the world.

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Beeswax Candle Dipping

11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

Learn the art of candle making and create a pair of artisanal hand-dipped beeswax candles. In this class you will not only learn how to make beeswax candles yourself, but will get hands-on experience and take home a pair of tapers you make yourself.

Bring one of the following:
1 lb. 20 mm x 6 mm Collar Wick Tabs for Candles new/unused
1 pound bag of new, unused beeswax pellets
1 pound block of new, unused beeswax
200 ft. roll of #4/0 Square Braid Wicking new/unused
500 ft. roll of #2/0 Square Braid Wicking new/unused

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita is a reader, rootworker, teacher and the proprietress of Madame Pamita's Parlour of Wonders. She picked up her first deck at the age of 10, then began studying the tarot in earnest in her 20s with some of the foremost tarot teachers of the time before becoming a professional reader and teacher herself. She has devised a system for learning the tarot that is intuitive and accessible, so that anyone can learn to do readings and develop their own spiritual insight. As a musician, she invented Euphonious Prognostication, blending the magic of tarot with old time music in a vaudeville act that she taken across the US and to the UK. More available at madamepamita.com or Parlourofwonders.com

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Honesty of Painting: Watercolor

6:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles

This is a blind contour painting class. This means that while painting, instead of looking at the page, one looks at the physical object being painted. You don't watch your brush or hand; you can't see if you're about to fall of the page, you only paint what you see before you. Although this technique tends to create more abstracted figures, it also allows us to paint in ways which are completely unfiltered through perception. We will be using watercolors to practice painting by looking, rather than painting from memory. In this way the images produced are, in sense, more honest. They don’t tap into any preconceived notions of an object's objectness, they don’t require previous painting experience, they are a practice in direct transfer of sight to page. We will review basic watercolor technique and then experiment painting provided objects and each other. Please bring any paper, brushes or objects you want to paint! **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
35 mm film
coffee beans
glass jars
good mixed cds
home-grown anything
home-made anything
micron pens
some not-horrible headphones
supplies for everyone else
wine

About the teacher, michaela bathrick

Michaela is an art student/artist with a strong interest in honesty in art and life.

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At the Teacher's Art Studio in Silverlake
Address will be provided upon registration
Silverlake - Los Angeles

Get fun and funky with modern geometric jewelry accessories! We’ll create itsy bitsy geo gems experimenting with bold color, ombre color and texture techniques. The creative combinations are endless with a definite statement piece to add to any style! Leave your jewel as is or turn it into a necklace (see below). BYOJT: To complete your necklace, please bring a cord large enough to fit around your neck. Cord can be twine, metal, leather etc. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
Any 2 boxes of organic tea
Any Dr. Bronner’s castille soap (16 oz. or larger), lotion or hair care
Any sketchbook, 100 pages or more
Any watercolor pad or notebook, 140lb. or heavier
Bottle of organic wine

About the teacher, Sienne Josselin

Sienne Josselin is an Illustrator and Art Educator in Silverlake.

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Storytelling with LegoSerious Play

10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Top Knot
1583 East Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles

In this class we will utilize 3D thinking facilitated by Lego bricks to learn to tell stories more effectively, engage imagination, and gain insight. The LegoSeriousPlay methodology inspires the meaningful stories we all posses, but sometimes unknowingly keep too deep beneath the surface. LegoSeriousPlay empowers the whole person to “think through their fingers” as they craft fierce, passionate stories. For the class you need an open mind and the willingness to share your stories while you actively listen to the ones others have to tell. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
A plantable flower for my garden
Lego bricks
One person/place lead to offer this class to
Social Media help
Web design help

About the teacher, Adela Vangelisti

Adela’s excellent analytical skills, along with her diversified background, provides her with a solid understanding of the issues impacting corporate as well as educational organizations in the 21st century. Her expertise in multiple transformational processes enables her to provide customized solutions and to work closely with her clients, ensuring they meet their key goals and objectives. Through her career Adela has worked as an editor-in-chief and creative director for a number of publications working closely with a variety of organizations and developing innovative solutions to help them navigate through change. She possesses a natural ability to spot trends and an exceptional visual eye. She is certified as a Strategic Play LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY™, Creative Problem Solving (CPS), Neuro Design Engineer, as well as Technology of Participation facilitator. She is fluent in Spanish.

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Supper Clubs and Dinner Parties 101

11:00a.m. to 1:30p.m.
Teacher's Home in Echo Park
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Echo Park

Have you ever wanted to start your own grassroots Supper Club, but don't know where to start? Do you love throwing dinner parties but always end up overwhelmed? Come learn some tricks of the trade, from getting started, to planning your first meal, to clean up afterwards! We will cover: what you need to get started; how to build a following; planning and executing a meal for 10+ people; easy menu adapting for groups, special diets and allergies; fostering conversation; setting the mood; and how to stay organized through the event. If you want to start a supper club, or simply become better at throwing dinner parties, this class is for you! If you like to take notes, bring a notebook and pen to class. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a small staircase (4 stairs) with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
2 lbs Brussels Sprouts (or equivalent organic produce)
A book about Los Angeles (fiction or non)
Any Soul/Funk album on vinyl
Bike tube (Presta valve, 27"x1") or air pump
Glass jars with lids
Lined Moleskin notebooks (or similar)

About the teacher, Kyla McCracken

I'm a writer and comedian who loves to find new ways to build and foster community. I love food--eating, preparing, and sharing it--and want to share that love with others! With experience founding and running Backyard Supper Club, as well as working in several restaurant kitchens in Brooklyn, I have a lot of ideas and perspective to offer. With a degree in Educational Theater, I love to teach from an active and communal perspective.

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How to Make a Comic

11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

Fun fact: comic books are older than book books. Yes indeed, the art of using words and pictures is a whole mess older a human practice than the art of using words and more words. And with the advent of the internet and digital printing, comics are experiencing a renaissance. This lesson will cover an overview of comic history before going through the process of creating short and long form comics. Whether you are a writer or an artist or a renowned doodler of paper margins, this class will lay out a few methodologies for you to join that most ancient of traditions. The Comic. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
Awesome alcohol
Excellent espresso beans
Old books that smell like tombs
Tea leaves, the kind for drinking rather than reading
Tickets to cool live events. June, July, I'm open

About the teacher, Nick Laurrell

I'm a writer and lapsed teacher of theater, comics, and baseball. I've made a few comics myself and helped a number of other people make their own too. I find that we ole stodgy Americans are just now catching up with nations like Japan and a number in Europe in that our grown-ups can suddenly be seen reading comics and not be suspected of moral deficiencies. With that new suspicionlessness, a lot of adults just now opening up to the artform don't know which way to turn...and comic shop employees aren't the most welcoming phylum of human. So I teach about comics, where they come from, the business of them, and how the art of pictures and words can be a tremendous experience. And if you're really interested, I can show you how to throw a good curveball too.

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The Whole Place at the First Christian Church of Whittier, 6355 Greenleaf Ave. (Lower Level), Whitti
First Christian Church of Whittier - 6355 Greenleaf Ave. (Lower Level)
Whittier

This introductory workshop is designed to empower artists and activists to get to their next level. The course will outline a number of strategies and tools used for publicity, promotion, and marketing, in both traditional and online spheres. It is intended primarily for conscientious artists and community activists looking to further cultivate visibility for their projects. However, creative folks of all types, in need of a better understanding of PR and marketing, will be able to glean something from the class. Participants should be ambitious with serious aspirations, currently pursuing their passions (e.g., currently making and exhibiting art, performing, actively engaged in activist projects/organizations, etc.) Students will leave the course with the start of an action plan to guide their marketing and promotional efforts. The workshop is led by Charlene Boehne and Lynn Tejada, both of Green Galactic, an LA-based firm which provides publicity and marketing consulting services primarily to arts and culture clients. The class is presented in collaboration with the Whittier Time Bank. Whittier Time Bank members have the option to take the class for time dollars instead of one of the barter items. Students should bring note-taking materials (paper & pen, a charged laptop, etc.) **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker - several stairs to access building

Bring one of the following:
4 Whittier Time Bank dollars
a box of clear garbage bags
a piece of original dog art
healthy snacks to share with the class
homeopathic sleep remedies
local fruits/vegetables (from your backyard, foraged, etc.)
US postage stamps

About the teacher, Charlene Boehne & Lynn Tejada

Established in Hollywood, California in 1993, Green Galactic provides publicity and marketing consulting services primarily to arts, culture, and entertainment clients. Specifically, GG develops strategic marketing campaigns, publicizes new initiatives, and builds audiences.

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Making Kombucha

5:00a.m. to 7:00a.m.
Gal Palace
131 S. Rampart Blvd.
Los Angeles

Want to learn how to make your own richly probiotic kombucha for a fraction of the price? Come to this class to learn how to make this healthful tonic and find out why it has been revered for thousands of years by Chinese, Russian and Japanese cultures. We'll talk about the health benefits of probiotic & fermented foods, the chemistry of kombucha, the practice of fermentation, and everything you need to know about making kombucha on your own. You'll get to see the whole process from start to finish and sip on some homemade 'booch to boot! You will also be able to take home a SCOBY starter culture to get started making kombucha at home. ****Supplies Students Need to Bring to Class: A clean 32-oz (quart) jar to take your SCOBY home in **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
Air plants
Classy apron
Earphones w/ remote and mic
Edible or medicinal potted herbs
Fine red wine
Good bottle of Gin or Absinthe
Handheld mirror
Looseleaf pu-erh tea
Organic or homegrown produce

About the teacher, Adam Elabd

Adam is an educator in the fields of fermentation, natural healing and nutrition. He currently resides in Long Beach and travels around Southern California teaching public and private workshops. Adam is a practicing herbalist whose passion for fermentation, herbs, and health come together in every jar, crock and carboy. His style and technique are informed by his Egyptian descent and childhood in Saudi Arabia.

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Hermon Park
5566 Via Marisol
Los Angeles

Let's make, "Because it's fun and I love it" your answer to the question, "why do you exercise?" In this class we'll join together and complete a high-energy workout using no equipment other than our own bodyweight. We'll begin class with a short mindfulness exercise to bring the group together. Then we'll get into a 50-minute workout made up of bodyweight strength training exercises and cardio drills. We'll finish with a cool-down and guided stretching, with an opportunity for questions from the group. You'll learn exercises that you can easily repeat later and, after class, you'll receive a handout with fitness tools you can use on your own, along with a copy of the workout we do in class. ****SUPPLIES Students Will Need To Bring To Class: Wear sneakers and workout apparel; Bottle of Water; Yoga Mat (or, if you don't have a yoga mat, bring a towel). Students will be required to sign a waiver & release form at class. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
1 (50 or 100 ct) bag of tea light candles
1 bottle of sauvignon blanc
1 container of cold-pressed coconut oil
3 bottles of sparkling mineral water
A beautiful & unique coffee mug

About the teacher, Leanne

Leanne Pedante is a resident of Highland Park and the founder of Trade School LA. When not thinking/talking about/working on Trade School LA, she works as a fitness trainer, group exercise instructor & freelance graphic designer.

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Intro into Improv Workshop

10:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Top Knot
1583 East Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles

This class will be a introduction into the world of improvisation. How to think on your feet, be in the moment, and to actively listen to find what's funny. I will explain some brief/basic guidelines and mechanics of improv( like listening, active participation, yes and-ing, and more) and how the skills of improv apply to almost any area of life, you don't have to be an actor or comedian to get the benefits of improv! There will be scenes, games, and just generally being able to laugh at your own self. And that's the point isn't it? To be able to find what's true in a scene or life and see how sometimes it's so absurd and funny, but that is exactly what makes life so fun and enjoyable. Be prepared to go up in front of people and look silly and weird, because that is the point. Don't worry, we will all be silly and weird in front of each other. Be prepared to move around a lot, so stretch, bring water, and comfortable clothes. While there are no rules to improv per say there is one, no judging. We are all here to have fun and learn about a new skill set. This class will be 2.5 hours. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
candles
dish soap/laundry detergent
help with animation/website design (1.5 hours)
moleskin notebooks
or something random that you think a guy who likes improv and comedy would like
potted herb/plant
stuff for a bicycle
whole bean coffee/espresso

About the teacher, John Paliferro

I've been performing improv for 5 years now. I have studied at UCB, iO, groundlings, Second City, and the Miles Stroth Workshop. I have performed in SF Sketchfest, Del Close Marathon and other indie show that I've lost count of. BUT this is my first time teaching so it should be fun!

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Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

Sometimes called sudden fiction, micro fiction, short-short stories, quick fiction, or micro fiction, Flash Fiction are stories in under 2,000 words. Distilling experience into a few pages or a few paragraphs, forces us to pay close attention to every conversation, every action, every gesture, and every last syllable in every single word. The plan for this class is to write and revise a draft of a complete Flash story. The first draft of anything is a messy process and we’ll discuss a few techniques for getting started. And then we’ll write for a bit. Each writer will read their untidy draft, and we'll respond by pointing out what we liked. We’ll talk about revision and we'll revise. And then we’ll read and comment again. If there's time, each writer with have the option to talk about changes they made and why. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
A pound of organic unflavored coffee
A six pack of your favorite craft beer
Large coffee mug
Salad serving bowl
Your favorite CA red wine

About the teacher, Elan Barnehama

Elan is the author of the novel, Finding Bluefield. His interviews and essays on this and that appear in the Huffington Post and elsewhere. He brakes for art. He’s a New Yorker by default. A tortured Mets fan by geography. And a SoCal immigrant by choice. Elan has taught writing and literature at several colleges, led community-based writing workshops, worked with at-risk youth, wrote for a couple of universities, coached varsity baseball, had a gig as a radio news guy, and did a lousy job as a short-order cook.

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Massage - Upper body, seated

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Los Angeles Eco-Village (Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana housing co-op) in Koreatown
117 Bimini Pl #201
Los Angeles

Participants will learn about Safe Touch and how to effortlessly give and receive simple massage. (clothed and seated in a chair). Participants will be invited to help each other relax as they practice during the class. This instruction is only for personal use. Please bring a pillow or bath towel, and wear soft, comfortable clothing. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
1st aid Burn cream or packets
Ace bandage 3, 4 or 6 inch
Aspirin - regular strength
Benadryl Dye-Free Allergy Relief, Liqui-gels
First Aid Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin or generic)
Ibprofen
Kaopectate Anti-Diarrheal Reliever Liquid
Medical Bandage Scissors, 5 1/2 Inches
Self-Adhering Athletic Tape / Bandage 2 or 4 inch
Thermometer without mercury
Tweez'em Tweezers: Splinters & Glass Removal

About the teacher, Carol Springer

Carol Springer co-founded Massage & Sensory Education, has been a massage therapist since 1983 and is a retired nurse. She encourages people to use sensory awareness to engage with their self care and specializes in helping people through stressful events, illness and post traumatic recovery. Devon Fitzgerald, massage therapist, will assist her.

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Social Media Marketing Basics

2:00a.m. to 5:00a.m.
Gal Palace
131 S. Rampart Blvd.
Los Angeles

Are ready to expand your business by using social media, but don’t know where to start? This course on Social Media Marketing will walk you through the basics of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube, and blogging, and how using these tools can benefit your business by attracting new customers, building customer loyalty and increasing brand awareness. In this course, you will learn: • What it means to be a social media marketer • Which social media sites are best for you and your business • What it means to engage and interact on social media • What kind of content works best on each site • How to create a social media content calendar • How to track the success of your social media strategy This class is perfect for small business owners, nonprofits and creatives. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
A good bottle of wine
Best-selling Book on Business, Marketing, or Leadership
Nail polish
Package of 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Paper (65lb), any color
USB Flashdrive, 2GB or more

About the teacher, Brittany A. Gash

Brittany A. Gash is a Marketing & Public Relations Consultant with a great passion and understanding for the arts, entertainment and nonprofit organizations. With 9 years of Marketing & PR experience, her expertise lies in event publicity, social media campaigns, content creation, brand and image management and digital marketing. Her philosophy is that well-planned strategies are the key to not only brand identity but also long-term customer loyalty, increased revenues and community engagement. She received her MBA from the University of Maryland and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge. She has also been an Arts & Entertainment Reporter for the online news source Examiner.com, since 2009.

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HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights

It's all about keeping current; organizing for who you are today. Everything has energy. What items do you choose to keep around you? Do they represent and support all of you? What are you ready to release and what would you like to invite in? From your clothes and style, to photos and memories, to food, health, and even people. In this workshop, we'll explore the practical aspects of home, work and life organization, while also delving into the energetic and spiritual aspects of it. ***Supplies students need to bring: Option - you're welcome to bring photos of your space that needs organizing.

Bring one of the following:
A creative coaching session (or just your feedback!) regarding some new performance art/work I'm creating...
Cute socks. I esp. love tall ones
Flowers or plants
Food! Preferably healthy. Maybe we can even share in class.
Red wine

About the teacher, Ashley of Creatively Neat

I've been organizing for years and really love making a difference in this way. I'm also an activist, artist, musician and never get bored! <3 www.creativelyneat.com

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Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles

This introductory class overviews the Creative Problem Solving or CPS process (a process, which resulted from more than 50 years of research and development) and its practical application on challenges, goals, and opportunities that individuals face in their personal and professional lives. We will identify and explain the four stages of the CPS process as well as a number of divergent and convergent tools that can be utilized in each to facilitate successful resolutions. We will practice the process on a challenge together and to explore why some participants feel energized at one stage and challenged in another. ****Supplies Students Need to Bring to Class: A pack of post it notes (larger size preferred), a color marker, an open mind, and wiliness to participate and have fun. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
Color markers
Large Chart paper
Large post-it notes
Masking tape
One person/place lead to offer this class to
Social Media help
Web site help

About the teacher, Adela Vangelisti

Adela’s excellent analytical skills, along with her diversified background, provides her with a solid understanding of the issues impacting corporate as well as educational organizations in the 21st century. Her expertise in multiple transformational processes enables her to provide customized solutions and to work closely with her clients, ensuring they meet their key goals and objectives. Through her career Adela has worked as an editor-in-chief and creative director for a number of publications working closely with a variety of organizations and developing innovative solutions to help them navigate through change. She possesses a natural ability to spot trends and an exceptional visual eye. She is certified as a Strategic Play LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY™, Creative Problem Solving (CPS), Neuro Design Engineer, as well as Technology of Participation facilitator. She is fluent in Spanish.

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Be Your Own Life Coach

10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Top Knot
1583 East Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles

- Description: There is no "one size fits all" approach to personal coaching (at least there shouldn't be). Instead of giving you a list of things to do or a program to follow, this class will provide you with a deeper understanding of your current behavior, values, and desires. You'll also learn various techniques to help you overcome blocks and negative behaviors so that you may live the life you want. Topics covered will include: Human Needs Psychology, how to identify, break, and build a habit, and research findings on the science of happiness. This class is for anyone who: *Is not doing what they say they want to do.* *Is frustrated with a pattern of thought or behavior they can't seem to break.* *Has been living with the same problem for too long.* *Wants to better understand someone in his or her life.* *Is interested in human behavior.* ***Supplies Students Need To Bring to Class: A pen / pencil and paper*** **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
A copy of a book that influenced your life
A vegetable or herb plant
CD you like from an "under the radar" musician / band
Dog grooming lesson
Tips / Instructions for planting a garden in my yard

About the teacher, Patrick Devine

Patrick Devine is a writer and Strategic Intervention coach.

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Awakening the Actor Within

3:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
Synchronicity LA
1666 Westmoreland Blvd (not Avenue, there is one near by)
Los Angeles

Are you feeling "stuck" in your career? Are you feeling unfocused and blocked? Do you need support for your actor? I teach "The Artist's Way" for actors. I teach a workshop all about over-coming the frustrations and challenges of the actor's path and creating new paths and new opportunities. I have created a tool kit for actors who are in need of a sense of direction and purpose called "Awakening the Actor Within". Join C. Stephen Foster author of "Awakening the Actor Within" for a ONE DAY, 3 HOUR intensive for actors who wish to rediscover their passion and desire to ACT! **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
multi-colored T-shirt with funny sayings
pilot V razor pens
Retweet workshop info to 10 actor friends # me
review of "Awakening the Actor Within" workbook on Amazon after I send a FREE PDF
tell 10 friends about workshop via FB/Email tag me

About the teacher, stephen foster

C. Stephen Foster is a comedic actor/writer/teacher with numerous credits in film, commercials, and stage. Foster wrote the self-help workbook for actors called “Awakening the Actor Within” which is a guidebook to reawaken an actor’s true acting passion. He put together the workshop and workbook while also pursuing his own acting dreams. Foster wrote and acted in the successful stage shows “Divanalysis,” “Legends and Bridge,” and “Attitudes and the Dance” before moving into the arena of stand-up comedy where he performed at the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory. He acted in many short films and commercials and was cast as the lead in the indie feature “Off Hollywood.” As a writer Foster’s screenplay “Rainbow Sticker” was a finalist in several major contests, including the Hollywood Gateway Screenplay Contest, and he co-wrote the book to the hit musical “The Green Room: the College Musical” which has played all over the US and in Ireland.

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Everyday Mindfulness Meditation

6:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
Elysian Park
835 Academy Road (exact location will be emailed to students prior to class)
Los Angeles

Come and learn an everyday practice that improves overall health and well-being to calm the mind, relax the body, and rejuvenate the spirit. In this class we will practice three meditation techniques that have been used over the centuries that include sitting, walking, and eating meditations. All of these things you already do in your day-to-day life. Come to practice and enjoy with us a more intentional and loving way to be present with these activities and yourself. No previous experience or special supplies necessary. Supplies: Comfortable walking shoes & clothing Chair, cushion, mat, or anything else that you feel comfortable sitting on An open heart and mind **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
Books on herbology
Natural cord for macrame (hemp or cotton)
Natural fabric (linen, hemp, cotton, wool, etc.)
Organic herbal tea
Organic nut or fruit flower (almond, coconut, etc.)
Wool yarn

About the teacher, Raquel Trinidad

Raquel has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2006. Greatly enriched by the practice, she wants to share her love for mindfulness with others. She is an avid cyclist, gardener, reader, and overall curious person.

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HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights

this class is dedicated to the book. i will provide basic instruction on the home repair of problems commonly suffered by the mis-shelved / mishandled book & guidance for home appraisal of one's personal collection. this three-hour class on sunday, march 29th will provide those who attend with basic tips on how to mend small condition issues with both hardcover & softcover books; how to prevent damage in one's own home library; how to realistically appraise modern titles with use of trade guidebooks & internet; also, attendees will have the chance to bring two books from their own libraries to discuss / showcase. to class please bring: a few generic metal paperclips a lint-free cloth a sturdy paint-stick / wooden tongue decompressor / bone-folder 1 problematic hardcover book 1 problematic softcover book i will provide bro-darts (plastic sheets with which to cover dust jackets) for ten students. i will also have on hand examples of the common guides used in book appraisal & book identification. please note: results of our in-class repair will vary. attendees are not required to bring books for repair or required to repair the books brought to class. i envision the first hour of the class dedicated to a basic, summary lecture --- the second hour to be dedicated to a kind of show & tell / discussion / diagnosis / appraisal of the books brought by each student. the third hour is the hour for padding --- to account for those who have difficulty finding the location, parking, traffic, etc. you know, to account for all the curveballs our fair city tends to throw. i hope that toward the end of class we will all work to repair our books in a group. perhaps enjoy a glass of wine & snacks? let's build a community. bring your curiosity. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
a few bottles of perrier.
a plant snipping in an uncommon bottle or, a bit of a succulent in soil.
five interesting matchbooks.
salted, creamy almond butter.
some of your favorite coffee to brew.

About the teacher, patricia fetters

i am a happy resident of los angeles for thirteen years. a lover of books for thirty or so. i was most recently book manager at SOAP PLANT / WACKO in los feliz --- now freelance writer of copy & content for the promotion of those not comfortable with the act of self-sale or self-promotion publishing as THE OTHERWISE INCLINED. i can also be found volunteering at a frequent trade school l.a. classroom site - lincoln heights' non-profit HM157, loitering with a book or notebook at a bar, walking the l.a. river.

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Sevillanas (Flamenco dance)

9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Teacher's Home in Echo Park
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Echo Park

Learn this beautiful festive dance that originated in Southern Spain. Sevillanas can be danced by couples of all ages and sexes, groups of people, or performed alone. It can be sensual, dramatic, fast, slow, playful and more! It is comprised of 4 sections (called Coplas). In the class, students will learn the basics of the First Copla. We will begin the class with a Flamenco warm up and spend the last 15 minutes of class enjoying a JUERGA (dancing freely!!). Don't worry - it's fun and everyone can do it! **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
100% Gardenia Essential Oil
100% Lavender Essential Oil
100% Tea Tree Essential Oil
box of Washing Soda
Candles
Dark Coffee (no Columbian or Medium roast please)
fresh sage for burning
hand cream (your choice)
incense (any type or scent)
one box of Borax
one gallon of WHITE vinegar
wine (your choice)

About the teacher, Lucy Vargas

I’ve been dancing Flamenco for about 20 years and I enjoy sharing my love of this beautiful, passionate dance form! I've spent the past two decades dancing, acting and teaching in the Los Angeles area. I live in Echo Park with my husband and two daughters. Most recently, we spent a glorious two months in Switzerland!!!

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Norwich

Middle Eastern Women and the Media

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

The class will look at a variety of examples from the media to encourage a discussion about women, the Middle East and creativity. It will cover topics like women filmmakers from the Middle East and representation of Muslim women in the media.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise!
Any stationery item
Ideas
Organic produce
Pencils

About the teacher, Eylem Atakav

I am Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia where I teach classes on Middle Eastern Media; Women, Islam and Media; and Women and Film. I have published books on women and Turkish cinema; and articles on women and Middle Eastern media.

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Empowerment through Sport?

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

In this workshop we will discuss whether sport can be a form of empowerment for women. We will look at representations of athletes in popular culture and how women experience and express their gender identities as athletes and fans. We will explore a range of examples, including bodybuilding, football and pole dancing and you are very welcome to bring along and share your own examples and stories.

Bring one of the following:
Biscuits
Herbal tea
Newspaper, magazine cuttings or screenshots of websites that you would like to discuss
Suggestions for dog friendly pub walks
Your own experiences of sport that you would like to share

About the teacher, Sanna Inthorn

I am a lecturer and researcher at the University of East Anglia, specialising in everyday culture and identity.

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

Nag, sex symbol, sister, victim, beloved, mother in law from hell, ugly duckling..... A fun physical exploration of female roles in TV and film. A gender focus workshop not exclusive to women. A Forum Theatre workshop with a gender bias! Come along and enjoy Forum Theatre exercises and games with a gender bias in linked to the UN's International Women's Day. No acting skills needed, instead think of this as a lively debate on your feet with movement..... Intrigued? Then come along.

Bring one of the following:
Coloured card that can be used in a printer
Fountain Pen
Material dye red/orange or purple
Pens - any colour but for writing, I simply don't have enough
Printing paper
The promise to share my website and leaflets three different places

About the teacher, Danny O'Hara

Hello, I am the artistic director at a local independent theatre company and have a masters in gender and the media. I am training in forum theatre because it allows me to combine my love of the creative arts and my desire to look at social issues. I really look forward to you giving this a try and hope we can enjoy the process together.

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A creative writing class with a gender focus, linked to the March celebration of International Women's Day. What makes a female character strong or weak? Has this changed over time? We will look at a range of women in fiction, discuss the attributes that make up ‘strength’ and investigate whether any are specific to women, or whether the characteristics of strength are universal. Finally, we will be writing stories based around our own strong women characters. NB: In spite of the gender focus, this is not a women-only class! Many strong women characters have been created by male authors and vice-versa! Anyone who would like to spend an hour talking, reading and writing is welcome!

Bring one of the following:
A colourful blanket or throw
An hour of help in my (tiny) garden
An offer to tune my piano
Fruit or herbal tea
Nice coffee (instant or cafetiere)
Old Photographs
Old Postcards

About the teacher, Lesley Hunt

I teach English and history at a local school. I love meeting new people and sharing stories/histories.

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Growing Vegetables from Seed

11:00a.m. to 12:00p.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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Sourdough Variations

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.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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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Millennium Plain
Norwich

Every story begins with a good idea. This class is all about how to build a story from an original idea and create convincing, three dimensional characters. We'll do a bit of role-play, lots of talking and potentially quite a lot of writing! By the end of the session, hopefully you'll be raring to go with your own stories. Bring a notebook and a selection of pens!

Bring one of the following:
Dog treats
Interesting or unusual notebooks (for writing)
Interesting or unusual tea
Notelets set (for writing letters)
Old photographs
Tune my piano
Warm, colourful blankets

About the teacher, Lesley Hunt

I teach English and history at a local school. I love meeting new people and sharing stories/histories.

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Millennium Plain
Norwich

To help beginners to the computer learn about word processing and spreadsheets to create documents, save and create files, use spell check etc., learn how to create spreadsheets and how to create a formula etc.

Bring one of the following:
Help to put pictures on the wall
Help in the garden
Organic produce
Surprise
To learn Ballroom Dancing

About the teacher, Susan Smith

I am a partly retired Business Administrator. I presently assess students who are doing an NVQ as part of their apprenticeship in Business Administration. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, cooking, dancing, walking and depending time with my family.

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Play and Make Ancient Board Games

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.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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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A workshop in how to use descriptive language and imagery to bring settings in your stories to life. We’ll be doing some walking about as well as writing, so wear comfortable shoes and bring a coat, as well as the usual notebook and pen!

Bring one of the following:
Colourful ceramic plantpots
Dog treats
Interesting or unusual notebooks (for writing)
Interesting or unusual tea
Old Photographs
Old Postcards
Warm, colourful blankets

About the teacher, Lesley Hunt

I teach English and history at a local school. I love meeting new people and sharing stories/histories.

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