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Classes Happening Around the World

Chihuahua

Yoga para Principiantes

9:30a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Somatika
Ave. Universidad 1508
Chihuahua

Las clases son LUNES, MIÉRCOLES Y VIERNES. Realizar una sesión de Yoga es abrir un paréntesis dentro de la ajetreada vida cotidiana para tener la oportunidad de reconectar con nuestro cuerpo, psiquis, mente y espíritu a través de las distintas herramientas que nos brinda el yoga, como a hacer posturas (asanas), los ejercicios respiratorios (pranayama), la relajación consciente (shavasana + pratyahara), las prácticas de concentración (dharana) y, finalmente, la meditación (dhyana), entre otros. ***Para las opciones de pago con trueque*** - Si eliges el donativo a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón", puedes hacer tu depósito en cualquier OXXO y sólo necesitas llevar tu comprobante a la clase. - Si eliges otra de las opciones, la cantidad es 2 paquetes por la opción que elijas o puedes combinar opciones (ej. un paquete galletas y un producto orgánico).

Bring one of the following:
Cacahuates (naturales), nueces o almendras
Donar a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón" No. de Tarjeta 5201 1600 1432 8999
Fruta seca (pasas, arándanos, coco rallado, manzana, etc)
Galletas de chocolate o Galletas integrales artesanales (que se producen a nivel local)
Granos enteros (avena, chia, arroz integral, etc.)
Legumbres (lentejas, frijoles, garbanzos, etc.)
Productos orgánicos como jabones, shampoos, aceite, cremas, sal marina, vinagre manzana, etc.

About the teacher, Tania Nuñez

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Yoga para Principiantes

9:30a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Somatika
Ave. Universidad 1508
Chihuahua

Las clases son LUNES, MIÉRCOLES Y VIERNES. Realizar una sesión de Yoga es abrir un paréntesis dentro de la ajetreada vida cotidiana para tener la oportunidad de reconectar con nuestro cuerpo, psiquis, mente y espíritu a través de las distintas herramientas que nos brinda el yoga, como a hacer posturas (asanas), los ejercicios respiratorios (pranayama), la relajación consciente (shavasana + pratyahara), las prácticas de concentración (dharana) y, finalmente, la meditación (dhyana), entre otros. ***Para las opciones de pago con trueque*** - Si eliges el donativo a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón", puedes hacer tu depósito en cualquier OXXO y sólo necesitas llevar tu comprobante a la clase. - Si eliges otra de las opciones, la cantidad es 2 paquetes por la opción que elijas o puedes combinar opciones (ej. un paquete galletas y un producto orgánico).

Bring one of the following:
Cacahuates (naturales), nueces o almendras
Chocolates
Donar a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón" No. de Tarjeta 5201 1600 1432 8999
Fruta seca (pasas, arándanos, coco rallado, manzana, etc)
Galletas de chocolate o Galletas integrales artesanales (que se producen a nivel local)
Granos enteros (avena, chia, arroz integral, etc.)
Legumbres (lentejas, frijoles, garbanzos, etc.)
Productos orgánicos como jabones, shampoos, aceite, cremas, sal marina, vinagre manzana, etc.

About the teacher, Tania Nuñez

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Yoga para Principiantes

9:30a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Somatika
Ave. Universidad 1508
Chihuahua

Las clases son LUNES, MIÉRCOLES Y VIERNES. Realizar una sesión de Yoga es abrir un paréntesis dentro de la ajetreada vida cotidiana para tener la oportunidad de reconectar con nuestro cuerpo, psiquis, mente y espíritu a través de las distintas herramientas que nos brinda el yoga, como a hacer posturas (asanas), los ejercicios respiratorios (pranayama), la relajación consciente (shavasana + pratyahara), las prácticas de concentración (dharana) y, finalmente, la meditación (dhyana), entre otros. ***Para las opciones de pago con trueque*** - Si eliges el donativo a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón", puedes hacer tu depósito en cualquier OXXO y sólo necesitas llevar tu comprobante a la clase. - Si eliges otra de las opciones, la cantidad es 2 paquetes por la opción que elijas o puedes combinar opciones (ej. un paquete galletas y un producto orgánico).

Bring one of the following:
Cacahuates (naturales), nueces o almendras
Donar a la causa "Por el corazón de Ramón" No. de Tarjeta 5201 1600 1432 8999
Fruta seca (pasas, arándanos, coco rallado, manzana, etc)
Galletas de chocolate o Galletas integrales artesanales (que se producen a nivel local)
Granos enteros (avena, chia, arroz integral, etc.)
Legumbres (lentejas, frijoles, garbanzos, etc.)
Productos orgánicos como jabones, shampoos, aceite, cremas, sal marina, vinagre manzana, etc.

About the teacher, Tania Nuñez

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Geneva

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (kitchen/cuisine, basement)
Avenue Blanc 7, (kitchen/cuisine, basement)
Genève

It is time to cook and enjoy! (let's make the most of the break from the EURO, just before the quarter-finals). Be part of a fun evening full of flavours and deep emotional exploration using our senses of taste, smell and touch. We will inquire into our eating habits with games and group activities. Most importantly, we will be preparing a delicious meal which we will enjoy all together. You will go home with new ideas for your own daily cooking, new insights into your life as well as new friendships. We will cook a contemporary Swiss vegetarian meal: Goat's cheese crostini, spinach spaetzli with crazy tomatoes and strawberry ice cream. We will distribute the ingredients among participants some days before the date. Please also bring your favourite recipe. We are looking forward to sharing this evening with you, so above all we would love that you bring yourself fully. If you have any questions you may contact us by e-mail: irina@lagourmerina.com or phone: 0764086882.

Bring one of the following:
1/2 train ticket for one facilitator: Geneva - Zurich
1/2 train ticket for the facilitators: Zürich - Geneva
ingredients for the meal (these will be split between participants a few days before the course)
photographic skills and camera for portraying this event

About the teacher, Irina Simonett & Ana Monica Costa

Irina Simonett : Irina is a psychologist based in Zurich. She is deeply interested in supporting people to reestablish confidence in themselves, releasing creativity blocks and in building meaningful relationships. As a nutritionist and passionate gourmet, she assists people in finding pleasure in cooking and in eating by sharing her knowledge and facilitating cooking workshops. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Monica Antunes : Monica is a nutrition scientist, and a mindfulness trainer. Passionately committed to integrative health and resilience, she investigates how to integrate our inner values in active lifestyles. She finds joy in supporting people on their own journey to living healthier and happier.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

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Bookbinding for Beginners

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax

Get in a bit of a bind with the Halifax Trade School! Learn, with a minimum of materials, how to bind your own books as we make pamphlet stitch and Japanese-style bindings. The basic materials will be supplied but if you have some papers, posters, or collage works you'd like to see recreated into something new, bring them on by!

Bring one of the following:
Snacks for the class
House plants
Postage stamps
Wine or beer
Your own papers (if you have any that you want to use like maps or scrapbook, etc.)

About the teacher, Amber Solberg

With an eye for the odd, Amber Solberg works as an illustrator and art instructor. Hailing from Alberta, she headed east to the ocean and now lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since receiving a Visual Arts Diploma from Red Deer College (2009) and an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD University (2013), she's been finding that science, storytelling, watercolours, and humour are her jam (although not what she'd want on toast).

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Halifax Central Library
Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3J 1E9, Kanada

Trust is fundamental to healthy, cooperative relationships - especially in the workplace. This talk aims to dig deep into why trust is so critical, what can be done to build it, and what the consequences are if it's ignored. The talk will set the framework, however, I hope everyone in attendance will be willing to participate in an open discussion afterwards with their thoughts and experiences.

Bring one of the following:
Questions

About the teacher, Stefan Ferron

Stefan Ferron believes that trust forms the foundation of all human relationships, especially in the workplace. After a decade in private business he has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of trust at work. His aim is to promote a positive shift in workplace culture.

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Indianapolis

Knitting 101 - Part 1

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

A beginner's introduction to knitting spread out over three classes. We'll be making basic dishcloths so you'll have something to take home by the end. In Part 1 you'll learn the basics of casting on and the knit stitch. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
A piece of vintage pyrex
lesson in a skill you have - guitar, fiber spinning, watercolor, etc.
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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Knitting 101 - Part 3

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

A beginner's introduction to knitting spread out over three classes. We'll be making basic dishcloths so you'll have something to take home by the end. In Part 3 we'll finish up the dish cloths and learn binding off. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
lesson in a skill you have - guitar, fiber spinning, watercolor, etc.
local or handmade surprise
piece of vintage pyrex
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

You will practice seven powerful techniques (including guided meditation and self-hypnosis) for relaxing, reducing stress, and planting seeds of confidence and success in your subconscious to show up in your everyday life. You will receive cheat-sheets for all seven techniques, so come to participate. The note-taking is done for you.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
broad-brim fedora or panama hat (medium/large head)
clean, well-worn jeans (any size or gender)
copy of your favorite paper from high school or college
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
used self-help book
vegan, vegetarian, or low-carb cookbook

About the teacher, JohnPaul Hunckler

John is a teacher, coach, Dale Carnegie Course instructor, manager, and sales professional. He is a father of three and a grandfather, too. His retirement career is life-success coach and hypnotist. He can be funny.

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Connect With Your Creativity

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Are you someone who has always wished that you were more creative? Or maybe you used to be, but life has gotten in the way and it's been a while since you had it in your life? Being creative is an important part of being human. We ALL have something within us that calls to create, and getting in touch with that part of yourself will help you in so many ways! You don't have to be an "artist" to create! It comes in many forms, and it isn't about whether we are "good" at it or not, or whether anyone else thinks what we made is pretty or useful. Being creative is about bringing something out of yourself into the world that would otherwise stay hidden, and it will help you learn so much about yourself if you make it a regular practice! In this class you will learn about what it really means to get in touch with your creative side, and tips on how to do it. We will also do some exercises in experimenting with creativity. Bring an open mind and an open heart and you may find yourself inspired to make this a regular part of your life!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
blank canvas(es)
copy of your favorite board game
fresh, local free-range eggs
local or handmade surprise
skeins of yarn
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
sweet potatoes
treat or snack to share with the class

About the teacher, Jen Sutton

Jen Sutton is an artist, crafter, geek & dreamer. She has been creating her entire life, & she doesn't feel complete without it. She loves to create things & has college degrees in fine art, photography & graphic design. She believes that you don't have to be an "artist" to enjoy creativity in your life, & her dream is to spread this joy to everyone around her.

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Advocacy: Story and Relationships

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

What is public policy advocacy? Can you really make a difference? How does your story help the cause? How can you succinctly make your point and raise your voice to decision-makers? We'll answer these questions together. Food will benefit the food pantry associated with LYN House community center in Windsor Park.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
boxed rice
boxed spaghetti
canned chunk chicken
canned refried beans
jarred jelly
jarred peanut butter
jarred salsa
jarred spaghetti sauce
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Lisa Marchal

Lisa has been advocating for the end of extreme poverty as part of the staff of RESULTS (www.results.org) since 2008. She's passionate about helping everyday people use their voices effectively for compassionate, sustainable change.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Do you love to eat? Interested in learning more about food? Just a film buff? Come watch director Ang Lee's 1994 critically-acclaimed movie Eat, Drink, Man, Woman with Trade School Indy! There will be a 15 minute talkback both before and after the movie. Synopsis: A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members. (IMDB)

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
favorite recipe
foreign language lesson
haiku
knitting lesson
local or handmade surprise
movie snacks for class
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite coffee, tea, beer, or wine

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad studied Food Anthropology and Japanese Language and Culture in undergrad (with a theatre minor) and currently has his Masters in Anthropology. He has been reading Shakespeare since high school and regularly performs at Khaos Company Theatre in Indianapolis. Brad is also a huge nerd and loves Star Wars, theatre, board games, politics, foreign languages, and lots of other random stuff.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

This class will go over an overview of an action and vision board. You will learn the difference and the purpose of the two. You will start a vision board with the class (some magazines and other sources will be provided). Scissors, glue, and a few poster boards will also be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own magazines and/or books that you do not mind cutting up to aid in creating your vision. Afterwards (regardless of whether the vision board is finished), you will put some action to your vision.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
any book of your choice!
bottled water
local or handmade surprise
paper towels
pens
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
tea

About the teacher, Jamie Blackburn

Jamie Lee is a creative at heart. She also likes to help others to tap into their inner creative being. She enjoys creating vision boards, designing furniture and listening to great music.

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Sew Your Own Indiana Pillow

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Make your very own Indiana pillow like one of the ones in the picture here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/259120429/easy-indiana-pillow-printable-pdf-sewing?ref=shop_home_active_17 You will learn to put together and use the printed sewing pattern, how to cut out your pieces, and how to sew them together! You get to keep the pattern in case you want to make more at home. The pattern will be provided, but you will need to bring supplies. Supplies include your sewing machine, fabric scissors, pins, fabric marker or chalk, 1/2 yd of fabric for the main pillow with a 3" square for the heart, optional extra 1/2 yd of fabric for the Indy skyline out of a fabric that won't fray (like vinyl or felt), thread, and about 10 oz of polyfill.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
*REQUIRED: supplies in the class description
extra fabric to share
extra polyfill or another kind of pillow stuffing to share
extra tape or scissors to share
local or handmade surprise
potted plant
product photography
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Madeline Stage

Madeline Stage is an Indie Pattern Designer with a special love for using up unwanted craft materials. She has been making up her own sewing patterns since she was 7, studied pattern design in college, and is now making a living out of it. In her spare time she likes to run, swing dance, try new things, do anything outdoors, make funny faces at her husband, and share her love of creating!

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Beginner Art Journaling

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Whether you are just discovering your creative spirit, or you’ve been creating for years, art journaling can be an amazing tool to cultivate your creativity and express yourself. Art Journaling can take many forms, and in this class you will have the chance to see several examples of Art Journals up close to see the many layers and techniques used. You will have the opportunity to create an art journal page by painting and blending acrylic paints, changing the look of your background with gesso and adding layers with stencils, stamps and markers. You will walk away from this class with a basic knowledge of art journaling, what tools you need to get started, and a little paint on your hands!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
baby wipes (any brand will do)
ephemera - postcards, maps, old photographs, etc.
local or handmade surprise
nitrile gloves
notecards or birthday cards
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
stencils or rubber stamps
tubes or pots of acrylic paint

About the teacher, Kimberly Eaton

Kimberly works in the corporate world by day and loves to create with paper and paints at night. A lover a crafts since she was a wee one, Kimberly currently loves art journaling, mixed media projects, card making and memory keeping in her Traveler's Notebook.

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Eastern Indian Cuisines

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

This Eastern Indian cooking class will teach you the usage of different spices in traditional Indian dishes, evolved over many centuries. You will see a cooking demonstration of one of the following plant based vegetarian dishes: curried potatoes, curried lentil soup, or curried chana masala (spicy garbanzo beans) depending on the availability of ingredients.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
cauliflowers, potatoes, cabbage
local or handmade surprise
pears, limes, grapes
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
tea, coffee drink mix, simple chocolate chip cookies
tomatoes, garlic, olive oil
vegetable oil, onions, peppers.

About the teacher, Rumman ali

Rumman Ali is an artist, cook and philosopher at heart. She likes to indulge in anything aesthetically pleasing. She has been cooking traditional Indian dishes at home or campus for her husband and friends for last 15 years, since she came to study at Winona State University, MN. She was born in India and learned her cooking skills from her mother, aunts and domestic maids while growing up there.

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Adult Coloring for Stress Relief

8:30p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Come learn and experience the benefits of taking a break and getting in touch with your inner child! Adult coloring has been spreading like wildfire as people are learning how great it is for stress relief (and we all know in our busy lives we could use some of that!) It has been compared to meditation in its benefits, which include reducing anxiety, increasing the ability to focus, helping you to be more in the moment (also called mindfulness), improving your mind's organizational and problem-solving abilities, as well as helping to cultivate more creativity in your life. In this workshop you will be introduced to these benefits, and then experience through practice how great making coloring a part of your life can be! No artistic skills are required. There will be coloring pages, crayons, and colored pencils available for you to enjoy! Feel free to bring your own coloring implements and books if you have some favorites.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
adult coloring book(s) with tear-out pages
bag of sweet potatoes
copy of your favorite board game
fresh, local free-range eggs
local or handmade surprise
pack of colorful cardstock
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
treat or snack to share with the class

About the teacher, Jen Sutton

Jen Sutton is an artist, crafter, geek & dreamer. She has been creating her entire life, & she doesn't feel complete without it. She loves to create things & has college degrees in fine art, photography & graphic design. She believes that you don't have to be an "artist" to enjoy creativity in your life, & her dream is to spread this joy to everyone around her.

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Knitting 102 - Part 2

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

A knitting class for beginners who have already learned the knit stitch, spread out over three classes. We'll be making mug cozies so you'll have something to take home by the end. In Part 2 we'll continue to work on the cozy, practicing the knit and purl stitches as we go. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them. You'll also need to bring the mug you'd like the cozy to fit.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
lesson in a skill you have - guitar, fiber spinning, watercolor, etc.
local or handmade surprise
piece of vintage pyrex or other vintage kitchen item
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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Knitting 102 - Part 3

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

A knitting class for beginners who have already learned the knit stitch, spread out over three classes. We'll be making mug cozies so you'll have something to take home by the end. In Part 3 we'll finish up the cozies, and review binding off. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them. You'll also need to bring the mug you'd like the cozy to fit.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
lesson in a skill you have - guitar, fiber spinning, watercolor, etc.
local or handmade surprise
piece of vintage pyrex or other vintage kitchen item
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Have you ever wondered, "Who is this Shakespeare guy and why does everyone like him so much?" This class will give you the insider knowledge and help you get in on the fun! During this class we will be doing some very active reading of Shakespeare, so come prepared to get up on your feet! This class is meant for total beginners and all texts will be provided. All you need to bring is yourself and a barter item!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
favorite recipe
foreign language lession
haiku, sonnet, limrick, or other poem
knitting lesson
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite coffee, tea, beer, or wine

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad studied Food Anthropology and Japanese Language and Culture in undergrad (with a theatre minor) and currently has his Masters in Anthropology. He has been reading Shakespeare since high school and regularly performs at Khaos Company Theatre in Indianapolis. Brad is also a huge nerd and loves Star Wars, theatre, board games, politics, foreign languages, and lots of other random stuff.

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Embossing and Die Cutting

11:30p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

As a follow up to Intro to Card Making, in this class we'll be exploring some techniques of paper crafting. Come learn the basics of (dry and heat) embossing, plus try die cutting various shapes and embellishments. We'll add these elements to a card, so you'll leave with a handmade creation ready to mail!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
adhesives like glue dots or tape runners
artsy craftsy stuff
local or handmade surprise
scotch tape
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
white cardstock

About the teacher, Cheryl Piotrowski

Cheryl is a full-time paper crafter who loves to make cards, scrapbooks, and various DIY Pinterest projects. She loves teaching others techniques to create something meaningful. When not crafting, you can find Cheryl watching tennis or hockey.

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Los Angeles

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Teacher's Home in Atwater
address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Los Angeles

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson An antidote to the stresses of modern times, mindfulness is a mind-body approach to well-being that invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with our inner experience. This workshop will provide an introduction to the basics of mindfulness meditation and will present tips for bringing the practice of mindfulness into our daily lives.

Bring one of the following:
1 bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap - Lavender (16 oz.)
1 canister of Trader Joe's Fair Trade (decaf) Organic French Roast Coffee - ground with "Fine" setting
1 packet of (black) Uniball Signo 207 pens
a unique coffee/tea mug with "feel good" character (preferably used not new)
nag champa incense (5 boxes)

About the teacher, Jennifer Howd

Jennifer Howd is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, a Mindfulness-based Writing & Creativity Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the author of "The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat" and blogs about mindfulness for The Huffington Post and on her blog, http://TheMindfulnessDiaries.com. For more information about Jennifer, visit http://JenniferHowd.com

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** Teacher Orientation **

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles

Do YOU want to teach a class through Trade School LA! We believe everyone has something to offer. Whether you already have a class you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among new teachers. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home in Highland Park. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters. *Accessibility: This class is located on the 2nd floor of an apartment building. There is no elevator on site.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of sauvignon block
A potted indoor plant
A snack to share with the group (enough for 10)
A surprise!
Email 5 friends who don't know about TSLA and tell them about it (CC TradeSchoolLA@gmail.com on the email)

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and a fitness instructor.

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Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA

We will be carving a stamp for you to use in hand stamping on fabric. You could also use your stamp to stamp on paper. Here’s some hand carved stamps on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/enchantingstamps. That will give you an idea of the kinds of stamps we will be making. And going to the link for Sandy’s Etsy shop (http://bit.ly/1s3phf0) you can see examples of the tea towels we will be making. We will have other stamps to use also. Supplies (please bring) Water base ink for stamping minimum of 5 oz – we will be sharing, so that there are a variety of colors. Something like this: http://www.dickblick.com/products/jacquard-textile-colors/ We will provide the material to carve the stamp, carving tools and a tea towel for you to stamp and take home. If you have carving tools, please bring them. And a snack to share would be nice. Sandy and I are co-teaching. Here’s Sandy’s Bio Bio for Sandy Shishido i’ve always loved making things as a kid and continued my passion for sewing and creating by taking tons of art courses in high school and college. with the popularity of “diy” movement and my monthly craft club i’ve learned how to make soap, toothpaste, candles, paper, books and more while always on the hunt for new classes. i worked as a pattern maker and apparel designer in the fashion industry for many years and currently design a women’s wear line “mi so happi” that is marketed through trunk shows, house parties and craft fairs. my kitchen wear line is on etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/misohappi

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treat (not rawhide)
organic olive oil, walnuts or raisins
organic peanut butter
surprise us

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have a retired from a career in engineering.

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Kombucha

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Karen's House in Echo Park
165 N Toluca St
Los Angeles

Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic, slightly sweet, effervescent, tea drink made using a SCOBY, or a Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. It's an ancient drink that Wikipedia traces back to 5,000 years ago in China that may or may not (jury's still out pending further peer-reviewed scientific studies) have significant health benefits. Also, if you haven't noticed, it's super trendy right now. Regardless, it tastes great and is super simple and fun to make. Supplies needed for this class: A gallon or half gallon glass mason jar with a screw top lid. You can get these at hardware stores, amazon, or even dollar stores. You will take home your SCOBY in this jar to start making delicious drank!

Bring one of the following:
A package of toilet paper
Baby tree
Bicycle tire patch kit
Fresh produce (any kind)
Fun socks (women's size 8)
Homemade loaf of bread
Indoor or outdoor plant
Mulch or compost (size of a kitchen garbage bag or more)
Plant pots (any size)
Something made by you or someone you know
Surprise me!
Vegetable or herb seeds or seedlings

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

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** Teacher Orientation **

8:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles

Do YOU want to teach a class through Trade School LA! We believe everyone has something to offer. Whether you already have a class you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among new teachers. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home in Highland Park. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters. *Accessibility: This class is located on the 2nd floor of an apartment building. There is no elevator on site.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of sauvignon blanc
A snack to share with the group (enough for 10)
A surprise!
Email 7 friends who don't know about TSLA and tell them about it (CC TradeSchoolLA@gmail.com on the email)
Tealight or votive candles

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and a fitness instructor.

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DIY Paper Making

2:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA

Making paper is really fun! Here’s some images of DIY paper: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hand+made+paper&FORM=HDRSC2 And here’s a photo of paper I’ve made in the past, cut up and sewed on cards: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5z_SxspLlbIQmR5V1dpTWdYTEU&usp=sharing. Supplies: if you have bits of embroidery floss, fuzzy yarn, dried lavender, etc to adorn your paper bring it along. A treat to share is welcome. I’ll provide everything else you need to do this craft.

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have a retired from a career in engineering.

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DIY Felted Soap

2:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA

This is a SUPER fun thing to do and make GREAT gifts. We will be wrapping soap in WOOL (has to be WOOL) to make soap pretty and exfoliating! Google DIY felted soap images for some inspiration. (https://www.google.com/search?q=felted+soap&rlz=1C1SFXN_enUS499US516&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwif06GuuuTMAhVETCYKHdgnDa8Q_AUIBygC) Supplies (please bring) 2 to 4 oz wool roving in your favorite color or colors (we'll share - great to have an assortment of colors) Here’s where you can purchase wool roving on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_6?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wool+roving&sprefix=Wool+r%2Caps%2C304 Several bars of soap (if you'd like hand crafted soap made at a previous class, I'll trade 3 hand crafted soaps for a bottle of olive oil or essential oil) Bits & pieces of WOOL yarn (if you have a stash) to adorn your felting. Optional: a felting needle if you want to attempt the fancy designs

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have a retired from a career in engineering.

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Norwich

Improv Comedy Taster Workshop

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Introduction to improv comedy. We'll be creating characters and scenes in group exercises and "Whose line is it anyway?" style games. Improv is a great way to be creative, meet new people and have some fun.

Bring one of the following:
A Surprise
Beer
Chocolate
Help to promote my improv workshops and shows
Singing Tuition

About the teacher, Chris Read

I've been performing and coaching improv for the last 5 years. I've found it to have a massively positive impact on my life. I'm an experienced and supportive coach and am passionate about improv.

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Introduction to Rag Rugging

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Rag rugging was a popular way of using up worn-out clothes and pieces of cloth during the 19th century. There was a bit of a revival during the Second World War and is getting popular again. During this class you'll find out about the styles and techniques of simple rag rugging. By the end of the class, you'll have a tiny rag rug to take away with you.

Bring one of the following:
10 points into my NORLETS account
Fairtrade Tea or Coffee
Folk/Classical CDs
Homemade Biscuits or Cakes
Interesting/Unusual Cookie Cutters
Old Postcards

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Learn how to create miniature japanese sumi-e style paintings using watercolours and ink. Materials provided but bring your own watercolours, ink pens and paintbrushes if you have them. Advice given on where to obtain inexpensive materials for future use.

Bring one of the following:
Art materials
Fresh organic vegetables and fruit
Garden plants
Help with gardening
Help with odd jobs

About the teacher, Tricia Frances

I am a mixed media artist and textile designer and teach art at high school. I lead various art and textile workshops including those for Trade School. I usually have further workshops on offer or some additional materials for sale if students want to continue after the workshop.

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Bead Earring and Necklace Making

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Discover the techniques you need to create your own piece of jewellery using beads and steel wire. You'll have the chance to design and make your own earrings or necklace using a selection of glass, wood, plastic and mother of pearl beads.

Bring one of the following:
A local cheese
Assorted fabric
Craft/poetry/art books
Cushion covers
Ribbon
Terracotta plant pots

About the teacher, Peter Myerson

I'm a quirky individual and been making bead work necklaces, earrings and brooches for around a year.

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The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Have you ever turned up at a meal to find some beautifully-folded napkins on the table in the shape of a boat, a bishop's mitre or a rose? If you have then keep up with your friends by coming along to this class and learn some great napkin folds. If you haven't then be the envy of your friends by being the first to display your new-found napkin folding skills.

Bring one of the following:
10 Points into my NORLETS Account
Coat Hangers
Folk/Classical CDs
Homemade Cakes or Biscuits
Old Postcards
Packets of Vegetable Seeds

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Simple Clothing Alterations

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

This class will cover some of the simplest alterations you might want to make to clothes to make them fit to use and not waste. We will look at taking things in & up, and letting them down & out. Bring along a problem garment and we will think about how to make it work for you or when to decide it's probably best passed on to someone else!

Bring one of the following:
Compost (home made or peat free) ideally dropped off NR3
Garden plants/seeds (especially food)
Garden/DIY help
Organic household products - cleaning/toiletries etc
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Sophie Cabot

I'm an archaeologist and teacher of adults, and I'm also interested in green issues and handmade, homemade, traditional and thrifty skills. I knit, sew, cook, try to grow things, and generally like to have a go at the way things were done on the past, and I hate to see usable things go to waste.

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Quito

Ritmo y Sonido

4:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
La casa de La Tola
Ríos n8-14 y Esmeraldas, Barrio La Tola
Quito

Un espacio para divertirse, compartir y crear jugando con las posibilidades sonoras de nuestro cuerpo y objetos cotidianos. Otra forma de comunicarnos a través del sonido!

Bring one of the following:
1 caja de pinturas acuarelables
1 libro de Feldenkrais
1 porta macetas
1 postre casero
2 conservas de dulce
2 conservas de sal
3 barras de chocolate pacari

About the teacher, Micaela Bermúdez

Me gustan los espacios en lo que podemos crear, darnos un tiempo y volver a jugar!

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Vamos Pa´rriba Ruco Pichincha

1:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Teleférico de Quito
Boletería del Teleférico
Quito

Llegó el verano y es un momento ideal para disfrutar de la montaña. Vamos todxs a la Cumbre del Ruco Pichincha! Qué necesitas: Ropa cómoda y abrigada, zapatos con suela labrada, guates, gorrro de lana, protector solar, poncho de aguas, comida para compartir, agua, snacks, frutas, pasas, chocolate, tostado (comida de marcha). IMPORTANTE: llevar cédula de identidad y dinero para la entrada al teleférico. No necesitas experiencia!

Bring one of the following:
1 buff para hombre ( pañulo multi usos)
1 instrumento de percusión menor
1 libro o revista sobre montañismo
1 planta ornamental
1 postre casero
2 cd de música clásica
500 gr. Mix de frutos secos

About the teacher, Fidel Zaldumbide Flores

Soy andinista hace 10 años, he encontrado en la montaña el complemento perfecto para mantener mi vida en armonía y equilibrio. Quiero compartir esta experiencia con todas y todos.

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Recorrido en el Centro Histórico

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Plaza San Francisco
Pileta de la plaza
Quito

Esta es una actividad familiar que nos permitirá conocer un poco más a la cuidad. Haremos un recorrido guiado desde la Iglesia de la Merced hasta la Capilla del Robo, reconociendo la riqueza histórica que existe en esta zona. Es recomendable llevar zapatos cómodos, protección solar, agua.

Bring one of the following:
1 bolso grande artesanal
1 guanábana
1 libro de Louise Hay
1 pañuelo artesanal
2 barras de chocolate pacari
2 pares de aretes artesanales

About the teacher, Martha Flores

Soy una persona descomplicada, amo el arte y conocer más sobre nuestra ciudad. Estoy a punto de jubilarme y como regalo me especialicé en Turismo Histórico Cultural.

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Decoración con globos

7:00p.m. to 10:30p.m.
Centro Comercial Quitus
Versalles y San Gregorio local 127
Quito

Es un taller en el que aprenderemos a realizar flores, animales, torres y un arco con globos, para decoración.

Bring one of the following:
1 bolsa de naranjas
1 libra de frutillas
1 libra de uvas
1 papaya
4 de aguacates
5 kiwi
6 de manzanas

About the teacher, Denisse Córdova

Me dedico a la decoración y venta de globos hace 5 años, empezó como un hobbie pero ahora es mi fuente de trabajo. Quiero dar este taller porque me parece que el trueque es algo muy noble donde no hay dinero de por medio.

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