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Dudley

Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Ever been confused by works of art? Starting with Modern Art, which is often portrayed as ‘difficult to understand’, we will discuss the language of art and the differences between looking, seeing and perceiving. Don’t be put off by other people’s opinions or the weighty articles of academics! There is no right or wrong way of seeing. Join us to step towards a clearer understanding of what we are looking at and ‘seeing’ when we look at ‘works of art’.

Bring one of the following:
A brick
A pebble
A postcard with a picture on
An offer to Teach a Trade School class yourself
An old rusty bit of something
String

About the teacher, Janet Armstrong

I was born in Dudley and live in Dudley. I am a lifelong keen amateur gardener. I learned growing from my Dad when I was young, and picked up gardening skills through trial and error. I am a graduate of Chelsea School of Art, and have worked with people of all ages to facilitate learning about Art, in schools, colleges /adult education and voluntary sector workshops (from Oh! in Bethnal Green to Edinburgh College of Art).

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Geneva

Shakti Dance

2:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 078 605 81 52)
1202 Genève

[IMPORTANT ! Tapis de yoga nécéssaire pour le cours. Si vous ne possédez pas de tapis de yoga - prévenez-nous afin que l'on puisse s'organiser et apporter des tapis supplémentaires : lakshmidevikaur@gmail.com] La Shakti Dance est la pratique consciente de la danse combinée avec la sagesse ancestrale du yoga. La discipline est basée sur le Kundalini Yoga tel qu’enseigné par Yogi Bhajan. C’est une alliance harmonieuse de postures fluides, de techniques de respiration et de différents styles de danse, qui développe l’art du mouvement libre et intuitif, à travers un travail énergétique ciblé et une attitude méditative. Bénéfices de la pratique : La pratique régulière de la Shakti Dance® permet à notre corps d’éprouver une sensation de légèreté et de souplesse, entraînant calme mental et clarté d’esprit. Les tensions physiques et mentales se relâchent et les mouvements deviennent l’expression de notre créativité intérieure. Le stress diminue au fur et à mesure de la pratique, la confiance en soi se renforce, la flexibilité et le tonus musculaire s’améliorent. Pas besoin d'être yogi ou danseur pour vous joindre à nous!

Bring one of the following:
Curiosité d’expérimenter quelque chose de nouveau
Joie
Quelque chose fait ou cuisiné de vos propre mains
Sourire
Surprise

About the teacher, Lakshmi Devi Kaur

Il y a deux ans, j'ai découvert la Shakti Dance et le Kundalini Yoga. Ces pratiques ont changé ma vie. J'ai donc entrepris la formation de Shakti Dance rapidement et ai obtenu mon diplôme en novembre 2016 (je commence actuellement ma formation de Kundalini Yoga). J'ai très envie de partager cette merveilleuse discipline! Je donne des workshops régulièrement ainsi qu'un cours par semaine au Shaanri Club. Mon but est d'exporter cela également en dehors des salles de yoga pour que tous puissent y avoir accès. En effet, cette pratique peut être bénéfique à tous.

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Céline
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 605 81 52)
Genève

Il y a environ 1 mois, le monde de la conservation marine se retrouva endeuillée par la disparition tragique de Rob Stewart, conservationniste réputé, spécialiste des requins, et réalisateur des films Sharkwater (2006) et Révolution (2013). A travers cette invitation, l'association Wild Heart vous propose la projection de "Sharkwater", qui sera suivie d'une conférence-débat sur les requins et les menaces qui pèsent sur eux aujourd'hui. Pour cela, nous aurons l'immense plaisir de recevoir Sylvie Lemaire, présidente de l'association "Sauvegarde des requins". Passionnée par les requins depuis la fin des années 70, Sylvie Lemaire, fondatrice de l’association Sauvegarde des Requins a, dès lors, gardé comme leitmotiv la réhabilitation de l’image du requin et de sa place dans l’écosystème marin. En 2012, la création de la page Facebook puis de l’association ont permis de toucher un plus large public. L’association axe son travail sur l’information et la sensibilisation au travers d’expositions photos, de rencontres avec le public. De plus, l’association travaille depuis 2012, à la fermeture d’un aquarium itinérant en France et à la fin de la « chasse aux sorcières » sur l’île de la Réunion. Cet évènement est né du partenariat de Sea Shepherd Suisse romande, l'association Wild Heart et l'association Sauvegarde des requins. Repas vegan à prix libre. Entrée = participation à la liste d'items pour aider la Campagne Lac Léman de Sea Shepherd (copier-coller le lien pour avoir accès à l'objet). Pour en savoir plus sur ces prédateurs que les humains ont pourvu d'une bien injuste réputation. Venez nombreux! :)

Bring one of the following:
• BBQ pour repas en opération 2x - https://tinyurl.com/k6ns83n
• Boîte de transport des oeufs - https://tinyurl.com/k9hdrj6
• Bouillotte (maintien de la température des œufs pour le transport) - https://tinyurl.com/kph96p9
• Caisse de transport cygnes et grands oiseaux 2X - https://tinyurl.com/lja82or
• Caisse de transport d’oiseaux de petite taille 5X - https://tinyurl.com/ly23om6
• Caméra pour intervention et bateau - https://tinyurl.com/kd5gjmg
• Corde 2X - https://tinyurl.com/kqfgzfy
• Cuissardes pour travail en mi-eau (2x 38/39; 2x 40/41; 2x 42/4 ; 2x 44/45) - https://tinyurl.com/ld73yke
• Douche de camping - https://tinyurl.com/kz2hgcq
• Filet de capture 5X pour oiseaux blessés - https://tinyurl.com/k9gla2y
• Gants de travail 2xS, 4xS, 4xM, 4xL, 2xXL (attention livré en France uniquement) - https://tinyurl.com/kefezhd
• Gants Nitril pour soins et oiseaux aquatiques (pas de limite quantitative) - https://medlife.ch/produit/mks296/
• Gants rapaces 2x - https://tinyurl.com/k8w9mz2
• Gilets de sauvetage bateau + de 40 kgs - https://tinyurl.com/kwoqxzn
• GPS 2x - https://tinyurl.com/kw9y98w
• Lampe frontale rechargeable - https://tinyurl.com/m9uchab
• Lampes de poche 5X - https://tinyurl.com/mtpb8fy
• Lunettes de protection 15x (contre les coups de bec) - https://tinyurl.com/mg8eb62
• Pince Monseigneur x2 pour libération des rapaces pris dans des fils de clôture - https://tinyurl.com/k7qnpuc
• Pinces à déchets 20x - https://tinyurl.com/n3ybjmx
• Projecteur rechargeable - https://tinyurl.com/mzdx4xm
• Sacs d’intervention - https://tinyurl.com/lfj26zu
• Téléphones portable à écran tactile (d’occasion ou neuf) 3X communication entre le bateau, l’équipe au sol et la cellule de commandement des interventions)
• Trousse de premiers secours 3x - https://tinyurl.com/mzmkeb4

About the teacher, Sylvie Lemaire

Sylvie Lemaire est la présidente de l'association "Sauvegarde des requins". Passionnée par les requins depuis la fin des années 70, Sylvie Lemaire, fondatrice de l’association Sauvegarde des Requins a, dès lors, gardé comme leitmotiv la réhabilitation de l’image du requin et de sa place dans l’écosystème marin. En 2012, la création de la page Facebook puis de l’association ont permis de toucher un plus large public. L’association axe son travail sur l’information et la sensibilisation au travers d’expositions photos, de rencontres avec le public. De plus, l’association travaille depuis 2012, à la fermeture d’un aquarium itinérant en France et à la fin de la « chasse aux sorcières » sur l’île de la Réunion.

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Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 076 385 07 26)
1202 Genève

Si vous vous intéressez aux médecines complémentaires vraiment efficaces alors ce cours est pour vous. Le but est de vous faire connaître des techniques qui sont très efficaces mais qui sont méconnues du grand public parce qu’il n’y a pas d’argent à se faire à développer de telles techniques. Elles sont à la portée de tout le monde, peu chère et très simple. Parmis les différentes médecines, nous aborderons plusieurs méthodes telles que l’auto hémothérapie, la méthode Guez (Hydrotomie percutanée) ou encore l’eau de mer micro-filtrée réduite à l’isotonie (qui est identique à notre plasma sanguin). Vous apprendrez quels sont les 5 organes/parties d'organe qui sont à privilégier pour éliminer les déchets de l’organisme et quelles sont les méthodes les plus efficaces pour la détoxification complète de l’organisme. Nous parlerons aussi des parallèles qu’il y a entre la santé de la terre, de ses microorganismes et la santé de notre système digestif et flore intestinale. Aucune connaissance ou savoir particulier n’est nécessaire, tout le monde est le bienvenu.

Bring one of the following:
De la présence
Des dattes bio
Des expériences à partager
Une maison a bord de la mer
Une surprise

About the teacher, Louis Durand

a plus de 50 ans d’expériences et de recherches sur les médecine complémentaires efficaces et qui ne coûtent pas chers pour avoir et garder la santé. Il est formé en homéopathie, en chromothérapie et en nutrition. A côté de cela, il est agriculteur en bio depuis plus de 40 ans.

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Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 076 385 07 26)
1202 Genève

Aujourd'hui de plus en plus d'organismes en tout genre son friand de nos données personnelles, et redoublent d'efforts pour se les procurer, en jouant souvent à la limite de la légalité. De plus en plus de gouvernements tentent de tracer, suivre et espionner leurs citoyens et les voyageurs sous divers prétextes plus ou moins crédibles. Ce cours portera sur la thématique de la protection des données privées, des moyens et outils à disposition pour pouvoir protéger sa vie privée sans devoir renoncer à une vie connectée. Pour ceux qui veulent aller plus loin, nous ferons aussi un état des lieux du niveau d'anonymat qu'il est possible d'atteindre sur internet et des moyens a disposition et des contraintes à accepter pour y parvenir. Les participants sont invités à venir avec leurs ordinateurs portables, tablettes et/ou smartphone pour pouvoir mettre tout ça directement en pratique. Le cours dure 1h30 mais nous pouvons largement déborder si vous avez des envies/questions.

Bring one of the following:
Motivation
Participation
Présence
Questions
Surprise

About the teacher, 0xdeadbeef00

Passionné d'informatique depuis plus de 30 ans, j'en ai fait ma profession en autodidacte depuis plus de 20 ans, spécialisé en hacking éthique depuis plus de 10 ans et fervent défenseur de liberté de parole et du droit à l'anonymat et à la protection de la vie privée depuis toujours.

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Echange de soin / Swap healing

3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 076 385 07 26)
Genève

ENGLISH TEXT FURTHER DOWN*** Ce cours s’adresse à toute personne qui s’intéresse à l’évolution personnelle et au bien-être en lien avec les différentes techniques thérapeutiques existantes. Par techniques thérapeutiques, nous entendons massage, lithothérapie, hypnose, PNL, soin énergétique, relaxation, tarot, etc. Si vous avez été formé ou savez utiliser un outil qui favorise l’évolution personnelle, vous êtes la bienvenue à ce cours. L'échange de soin se fait sous cette forme: un massage est donné par un participant à un autre contre un soin énergétique pendant la même soirée (par exemple). De cette manière les participants peuvent entraîner leur savoir-faire et en même temps recevoir les bénéfices d’une autre technique de soin. MATERIEL: Si vous avez besoin de matériel spécifique pour donner vos soins (table de massage, tapis de yoga, etc.) vous pouvez l'amener sur place, sinon vous pouvez nous écrire à tradeschoolgeneva@gmail.com, il se peut que nous ayons déjà ce qu'il vous faut ! ****** We invite everyone who is interested in personal evolution and wellbeing in relation to the different existing therapeutic methods. By therapeutic methods, we mean massage, lithotherapy, hypnosis, NLP, energetic healing, relaxation, etc. If you know or have been trained at a particular therapeutic technique you are welcome to the class. The healing swap is happening this way : a massage is given by a participant to another against an energetic healing during the same evening (for instance). This way the participants can train their healing skills and receive the benefits of another therapeutic method at the same time. MATERIAL: If you need specific material to give your healing session (massage table, yoga mat, etc.) you can bring your own, but you can also contact us at tradeschoolgeneva@gmail.com, it is possible that we already have what you need !

Bring one of the following:
Autre type de soin / other healing technique
Massage / massage
Session d'hynpose / hynosis session
Soin énergétique / energetic healing
Technique de relaxation / relaxation method

About the teacher, KϴREAM

We are a group of persons with different backgrounds and different kind of therapeutic tools who are passionate by healing. We gather together because we favor collective evolution, join us if you have some healing skills to share.****** Nous sommes un groupe de personnes avec des parcours et des outils thérapeutiques très différent qui sommes passionnées par les soins. Nous nous rassemblons parce que nous favorisons l’évolution collective, rejoignez-nous si vous avez des savoirs-faire à échanger

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Meditation

2:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 076 385 07 26)
1202 Genève

I would like to share with you a little about the ancestral meditation I practice. It is an easy, gentle way to meditate, fine for beginners. Everyone holds meditative tools within as a legacy. This ancestral meditation is so natural that it does not need method, system, rituals, chants, nor mantras, all that is needed is to be humble and transparent to receive help from the Supreme Conscience. Thousand of years ago, ancestors did not have an external emblem, indicating what is meditation. The wish to seek origins created the magic of transcendence in a natural manner, as ancestors were more united to nature, lived with nature, and were friends with nature. Among other manifestations, ancestral meditation allows perception of the true Self. It is a doorway to inner wisdom, peace, harmony, health. Peace, love, light Viviane

Bring one of the following:
honesty
open mind
sincerity
tolerance
trust

About the teacher, Viviane Rios

I lived in an ashram in Lima, Peru for around three years, a meditation and healing center, which offered an enterely disinterested service in the materially poor neighbourhood of Huachipa, which is one of the most areas in Peru most affected by the recent natural disaster. Now back in Geneva, I continue meditating, often on my own, but also like to share my practice with others whenever that is possible, and I never ask for a contribution, as this is my philosophy of life.

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Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 076 385 07 26)
1202 Genève

This practice oriented course will allow novices and wannabe programmers (or people interested to understand "how these things work") quickly get started. The idea is to show how you can get started "small" and play with coding to get used to the way of thinking / doing, and move to an interesting result, without spending hours on the theory background. The Python programming language is ideal for that process. It is often referred to as a language for pragmatic programmers. And it is used with great success in diverse modern application areas such as webapps, computers/servers automation, and data science. For this to be effective for you, please bring a laptop where we will install the necessary software and play "live" with coding.

Bring one of the following:
A contact for a potential development gig (e.g. for a project looking for a freelance)
A surprise
Coffee / Tea
Send a tweet about my project
Your enthusiasm

About the teacher, Kamon Ayeva

I am a freelance developer. I use the Python programming language and web development tools, on a daily basis to deliver projects, mainly for webapps. I have an active interest into contributing to new entrepreneur projects, using Internet-based innovations and the open data.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Thai Cooking 102: Veg Green Curry

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Veith House
3115 Veith St
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9

Come with an open mind and an empty belly! Thai Green Curry originates from Central Thailand and is known to be one of the spicier curries. It gets its green hue from Thai basil (not to be confused with Italian basil!) and green chilies. Our curry will be vegetarian with the exception of a small quantity of fish sauce and the addition of chicken stock to our coconut broth, and we will serve it with rice. We will prep the veggies together and I'll show you the method to the madness of the green curry. I will email the recipe afterwards :)

Bring one of the following:
Dried garbanzo beans
Homemade jam
Organic nut butter
Organic vegetables
Raw nuts
Tea
Vegan baked goods

About the teacher, Krista Decoste

After graduating from StFX University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2009, I spent a number of years abroad living in Central and South East Asia. There I spent time primarily in South Korea where I was an ESL Instructor and Project Coordinator and in Thailand where I was a professional Dive Master and Operations Manager of the onsite dive center at a Condé Naste Johansens resort. After approximately 6 years, I returned to Canada and made talent acquisition my career. In my downtime I enjoys all sorts of sports, COOKING, shopping at the local farmers markets or hanging out with my rescue cat from Thailand- Pepper.

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The Living Room
2353 Agricola St
Halifax

The class will introduce students to the concept of "white fragility", in order to build one's ability to withstand common strategies of defense that uphold white forms of dominance. In particular, students will work in small groups to develop effective strategies for challenging white racist practices.

Bring one of the following:
Books

About the teacher, Darryl Leroux

Darryl is a white settler whose ancestors include the first person born to European parents in New France in 1620. He's a professor of sociology at Saint Mary's University. His work examines the politics of racism and colonialism in Canada, with a particular focus on Québec. His most recent research has turned to the self-indigenization of French-descendants. His work is available here: https://smu-ca.academia.edu/DarrylLeroux

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Dumpster Diving 101

11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
The Living Room
2353 Agricola St
Halifax

Zach and I were inspired to offer this class after we fed ourselves during a weekend artist retreat for pretty much free. We were both short on cash, and living the summer life off the seat of our pants when we sought out a (now, too popular) dumpster to scavenge for our weekend out of town. We were happy (to say the least) by what we saw, but were truly in awe at the end of the weekend, when we reflected on how many people we fed. Dumpster diving is also an eye opening experience into the underbelly of consumerist culture, and an exciting way to make delicious food. Our hope is to reveal the splendour of this creative, and economical way of life. (4pm ---- Dumpster Diving Adventure, 6pm ---- Preparing a Fine Meal, 7:30pm ---- Enjoying the Fine Meal)

Bring one of the following:
Cooking oil
Dried goods
Preserves

About the teacher, Quincy Russell

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Intro to Food Not Bombs

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
The Living Room
2353 Agricola St
Halifax

Halifax Food Not Bombs teams up with Trade School Halifax as part of Spring Break from Capitalism! Learn about Food Not Bombs, how it works, it's history etc. Eat tasty vegan food and meet good people.

Bring one of the following:
Flour
Plastic bowls/plates
Spices
Sunflower oil

About the teacher, Food Not Bombs

Halifax Food Not Bombs is a non-profit, volunteer run organization dedicated to providing free vegetarian meals to the local community.

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Indianapolis

Elementary Art Centers

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Do you miss having the opportunity to create with the freedom you had in elementary school? Or maybe you just need an evening to play with other adults in a structured setting? Come experience one local art teacher's favorite strategy for teaching visual art: Teaching for Artistic Behavior, through art-making centers. Centers will include the following options: drawing, collage, tempera painting, crochet (on your finger, or with a hook!), architecture with blocks & other 3-D forms, & sculpture with found objects (from an elementary art room).

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A bottle of sweet wine
A kid-friendly, art-related, book
A work of art to donate to my art room
Rainbow-colored anything
Your favorite chocolates

About the teacher, Chapin Schnick

Chapin (pronounced "Chay-pin") is a 31 year-old elementary art teacher who loves to inspire her students to explore various modes of art-making through play. She is in her 9th year of teaching, after BAs in Art Education, Art History, and Ceramics from Purdue University, and an MA from MICA (the Maryland Institute College of Art). She is married to a handsome police officer :-), is a powerlifter, and avid volunteer. She hopes you will come make art with her & encourage your friends to join you!

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Organization Made Easy

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Do you have too much stuff? Are you constantly looking for things you know you have but can't find? Do you wish you had a more organized home or office space? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class is for you. In this class, you will learn easy ways to de-clutter and organize any space to make it more functional and purposeful. We all want our homes (and offices) to be places where we can feel comfortable, work efficiently and just down right enjoy. If you’re feeling stressed about all of your stuff, now is the chance to change that. Come to this class and leave motivated to simplify the clutter and chaos in your space.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Bottled Water
Gloves
Granola Bars
Hand Sanitizer
Reusable Bags
Socks
Travel Size Mouthwash

About the teacher, Tiffany Hogue

Tiffany Hogue is an insurance manager by day, organizational junkie by night. Tiffany has had a passion for organization since she was a little girl. Other than her two teenagers’ rooms, you won’t find a space in her home that is cluttered. Even her “junk” drawer is organized! Tiffany believes that a simple and consistent approach to keeping your space organized will ultimately lead to a stress-less life. Let Tiffany show you how to put the fun in functional!

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Cooking on a Budget

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

If you are looking for ways to make your dollar stretch a little further when it comes to food - this class is for you. During our time together we will discuss how to shop on a budget, how to reuse leftovers to create a new meal, how to meal prep to prevent overspending, and ideas for crockpot meals that can go in the freezer. This class can be for any level of cook and any budget! *This class is accepting pantry goods as barter items that will be donated to Partners in Housing. PIH is an organization that provides low income housing, veteran housing, and housing to chronically homeless. We will information available about the organization at our class so you can learn more! For more information about Partners In Housing, please visit their website: www.partnersinhousingindy.org

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Any of the following: Bleach, Laundry detergent, All purpose cleaner, Bathroom cleaner, Liquid hand soap, Dryer sheets, Dish soap, Souring Pads, Sponges
Any of the following: Meals on the go: soup, stew, chili, ramen, granola bars
Any of the following: Pasta & sauce, Rice, Canned Beans, Canned Veggies, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers, Canned Tuna or Chicken
Any of the following: Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Brush/Comb, Deodorant, Bar soap
Any of the following: Ziplock bags, Trash bags, Toilet paper, Feminine Hygiene Products

About the teacher, Samantha Avanzino

Samantha is a maker and doer. She loves to cook, craft, and create new things, whether that be making a new recipe to entertain friends or building furniture from scratch. She works in the non-profit world and runs a food blog on the side. She was born and raised in Nevada but loves calling Indiana her new home.

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Basic Hand Sewing

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Learn the most basic of sewing skills, including stitching on a button, hemming, and utility stitches. You'll leave class able to shorten your own pants, replace the button that popped off your work shirt, and prolong the life of garments by reinforcing and patching holes. *This class is accepting pantry goods as barter items that will be donated to Partners in Housing. PIH is an organization that provides low income housing, veteran housing, and housing to chronically homeless. We will information available about the organization at our class so you can learn more! For more information about Partners In Housing, please visit their website: www.partnersinhousingindy.org

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Any of the following: Bleach, Laundry detergent, All purpose cleaner, Bathroom cleaner, Liquid hand soap, Dryer sheets, Dish soap, Souring Pads, Sponges
Any of the following: Meals on the go: soup, stew, chili, ramen, granola bars
Any of the following: Pasta & sauce, Rice, Canned Beans, Canned Veggies, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers, Canned Tuna or Chicken
Any of the following: Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Brush/Comb, Deodorant, Bar soap
Any of the following: Ziplock bags, Trash bags, Toilet paper, Feminine Hygiene Products

About the teacher, Aimee Formo

Aimee has been sewing since she barely had any hand-eye coordination. She learned to sew from the same grandmother whose recipes involved measurements like, “about a handful or two” and “just keep pouring it in until it looks right,” and while she’s successfully taught many beginner sewing courses formally and informally, she’s never taken formal stitchery classes herself. When she stitches, she usually foregoes anything that adds time to the process, including pinning (ironing, however, is never optional). Aimee’s happy place is making small stuff, for dolls, babies, and children. If you like to cook without a cookbook, you’ll love to sew without too many rules, too.

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Rookie Home Buyers Training Camp

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

You probably keep hearing people say things like “Now is the time to buy!” and “Why pay that much in rent when you could be in your own home?” The truth is – interest rates are low, and it is a great time to purchase a home! We want to make sure you know exactly how the process goes – from getting pre-qualified to closing and getting the keys handed over to you! We are lending, real estate and insurance professionals and want to help you as you embark on the exciting journey of home ownership! In this class, you will learn the basics of the home buying process, as well as helpful tips and things to consider! Even if you already own a home, we have valuable tips and best practices to make sure that your next purchase is smooth and stress-free! If you are an existing homeowner, feel free to bring a copy of your latest mortgage statement or insurance declaration page and we are happy to review and give advice! *This class is accepting pantry goods as barter items that will be donated to Partners in Housing. PIH is an organization that provides low income housing, veteran housing, and housing to chronically homeless. We will information available about the organization at our class so you can learn more! For more information about Partners In Housing, please visit their website: www.partnersinhousingindy.org

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Any of the following: Bleach, Laundry detergent, All purpose cleaner, Bathroom cleaner, Liquid hand soap, Dryer sheets, Dish soap, Souring Pads, Sponges
Any of the following: Meals on the go: soup, stew, chili, ramen, granola bars
Any of the following: Pasta & sauce, Rice, Canned Beans, Canned Veggies, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers, Canned Tuna or Chicken
Any of the following: Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Brush/Comb, Deodorant, Bar soap
Any of the following: Ziplock bags, Trash bags, Toilet paper, Feminine Hygiene Products

About the teacher, Joe Smith

Joe Smith is a full time Realtor working in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Joe helped more buyers purchase homes in 2016 than 98% of all other Central Indiana agents. He graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, he specializes in helping home buyers find their dream home while also achieving better results and control throughout the transaction. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing with his two amazing daughters and relaxing at the beach. Kim Mathews has 5 years of insurance experience and 3 years of experience running an independent agency. She works with over 15 different companies and is able to shop rates through a variety of carriers. She is adamant about empowering her clients and prospects through education and encourages them to ask questions about anything that does not make sense. She has a black lab mix named Rigsby, and in her free time she enjoys traveling and camping. Bonnie Bowling is a Mortgage Loan Officer at Union Savings Bank, serving Ohio and Indiana residents and investors. With over 20 years of industry experience in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional, and Commercial lending she's seen many changes that have impacted the industry, what has not changed is her commitment to serve her customers and take great care of them from the date of application to the day of closing. It is her belief that excellence is a skill perfected. She takes personal responsibility in her daily efforts to continue perfecting her skills and services for those who continue to trust her as their mortgage originator for life!

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Where Are Your Habits Taking You?

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Do you realize about 80% of everything you do each day is driven by your personal HABITS? Another expert says that 95% of what you do, or fail to do, is determined by your habits. And, the scary part – you probably don’t even think about any of them! That’s one of the reasons they are called habits. If your life isn’t everything you want it to be; if you want change in your life – something different, bigger, something more exciting – whatever, you have to take a look at your habits. With the insight that your habits can be WHAT YOU CHOOSE them to be, you can release the power of habit to live the authentic and happy life you desire. It’s all up to you. Invest 90 minutes to discovering what drives the bulk of your daily activity is, how it is affecting your health, happiness, wealth and success, and what you can do to grow it or improve it. *This class is accepting pantry goods as barter items that will be donated to Partners in Housing. PIH is an organization that provides low income housing, veteran housing, and housing to chronically homeless. We will information available about the organization at our class so you can learn more! For more information about Partners In Housing, please visit their website: www.partnersinhousingindy.org

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Any of the following: Bleach, Laundry detergent, All purpose cleaner, Bathroom cleaner, Liquid hand soap, Dryer sheets, Dish soap, Souring Pads, Sponges
Any of the following: Meals on the go: soup, stew, chili, ramen, granola bars
Any of the following: Pasta & sauce, Rice, Canned Beans, Canned Veggies, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers, Canned Tuna or Chicken
Any of the following: Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Brush/Comb, Deodorant, Bar soap
Any of the following: Ziplock bags, Trash bags, Toilet paper, Feminine Hygiene Products

About the teacher, Elaine Whitesides

Elaine Whitesides is a multi-passionate person and entrepreneur. She spent more than a decade in the corporate world of real estate and finance, and another decade plus a few teaching in the classroom trenches before accidently becoming an entrepreneur. Elaine is a now writer, publisher, committed learner, small business promoter and, dare it be said out loud, feminist (and yes, she is old enough to be part of the 70s wave of change for women in the United States). There is so much to learn and do that she’s busy, busy, busy all the time.

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Getting Started with Woodworking

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

This class is for people who don't feel like Woodworkers! Getting into woodworking can be intimidating- if you have questions, don't know where to start, or don't see yourself as a typical "woodworker", this is for you. During this class we'll discuss ways to get started at home or on a small budget, basic tools, materials, and processes, opportunities to learn in the Indy area, and resources for further development...as well as anything else you may have questions about. Although tools will be provided for demonstration proposes, this will mainly be a hands-off learning session. *This class is accepting pantry goods as barter items that will be donated to Partners in Housing. PIH is an organization that provides low income housing, veteran housing, and housing to chronically homeless. We will information available about the organization at our class so you can learn more! For more information about Partners In Housing, please visit their website: www.partnersinhousingindy.org

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Any of the following: Bleach, Laundry detergent, All purpose cleaner, Bathroom cleaner, Liquid hand soap, Dryer sheets, Dish soap, Souring Pads, Sponges
Any of the following: Meals on the go: soup, stew, chili, ramen, granola bars
Any of the following: Pasta & sauce, Rice, Canned Beans, Canned Veggies, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers, Canned Tuna or Chicken
Any of the following: Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Brush/Comb, Deodorant, Bar soap
Any of the following: Ziplock bags, Trash bags, Toilet paper, Feminine Hygiene Products

About the teacher, Neil Ahrendt

Neil is a professional software developer and amateur woodworker. He is primarily interested in traditional hand-tool woodworking. He also likes coffee and angry music.

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

A 72 Hour Emergency Kit (or also called A Go Bag, Get Out Of Dodge Bag, Bug Out Bag(B.O.B.) etc., contains items to help support an individual as far as basic comfort, sanitation, and consumption needs for up to 3 days. It is mainly used for evacuating an area from a disaster or place of danger to get to a place of safety, but can be used for many other reasons. It is kind of like an insurance policy, you hope you never need to use it, but if you have one it helps make the situation a little less stressful. Many items that go in a bug out bag you probably already own. This class will help you learn simple and inexpensive steps to put your own basic "non-advanced" emergency kit together. It is recommended that everyone in the family should have their own personal grab & go emergency kit. If you don't have one put together, then this class would be a good place to start. We will have some information on some items to have ready for cats and dogs.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A favorite recipe or inspirational item
A surprise
An hour knitting or sewing lesson
Canned food or bottled water to donate to Wheeler Mission
Homeade or locally bought goods/foods

About the teacher, Mary Louzon

In September 2002, Mary Louzon and her family had to rebuild their home after a tornado. Mary wasn't at home during the tornado, but after going through that experience, it made her want to learn at least the basics on how to try and be a little better prepared if another emergency situation occurs. She has taken the CERT(Community Emergency Response Team)Training offered by Marion County and a number of courses on basic emergency preparedness. It is recommended that everyone have their own emergency kit. Mary is passionate about sharing this information so others can be a little more prepared to help take care of themselves and their families.

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

Do you know how to communicate your skills and accomplishments in a concise, impactful way? Do you know how to stand out in an interview? This is a crash course on things you should know and do when applying for a job. We'll talk cover letters, resumes, interviews, and anything else you have questions about!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Box of tissues
Fresh flowers or produce
Homemade/locally made bread
Homemade/locally made hummus
Locally roasted coffee
Surprise from a local Indy business

About the teacher, Kim

Kim is a Michigan native who currently works in healthcare finance & analytics. She is passionate about social change, being your authentic self, and adventures.

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

You'll learn the basics of operating a sewing machine. We'll practice using a simple drawstring bag project that requires straight stitches, turning corners, and top-stitching. This project is suitable for beginners, and kids (6+) can participate with a parent as their sewing partner. *REQUIRED SUPPLIES: 2 contrasting fabrics. You'll need two fat quarters -or- two 1/3 yard cuts. Pick coordinating fabrics as the lining of the bag will show, 1 spool of coordinating thread, 2 yards of coordinating string. Recommended: 1/4" twill tape, satin cord, or grosgrain ribbon, your sewing machine. If you don't have one, you may be able to borrow one of mine (send me an email), and two or four coordinating beads (totally optional). See examples of finished projects at sewingforgeeks.com/theclass/

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
*REQUIRED: supplies in class description
Chocolate that doesn't contain soy (I'm allergic)
Heirloom seeds or plant starts
Local honey or pesticide-free produce
Natural fabrics (100% silk, wool, or cotton)
Neat stationary
Vintage buttons, old lace, or other interesting notions
Wide mouth canning jars

About the teacher, Aimee Formo

Aimee has been sewing since she barely had any hand-eye coordination. She learned to sew from the same grandmother whose recipes involved measurements like, “about a handful or two” and “just keep pouring it in until it looks right,” and while she’s successfully taught many beginner sewing courses formally and informally, she’s never taken formal stitchery classes herself. When she stitches, she usually foregoes anything that adds time to the process, including pinning (ironing, however, is never optional). Aimee’s happy place is making small stuff, for dolls, babies, and children. If you like to cook without a cookbook, you’ll love to sew without too many rules, too.

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Los Angeles

DIY Felted Soap

9:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking details will be emailed
Near USC
Los Angeles

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. (http://bit.ly/2j7FVtg) 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 barter item) 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:
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
nut butter no sugar nutty
woman's wool sock shoe size 9

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 retired from a career in engineering.

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Norwich

29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA

This session will cover the physical making of a frame to house a Grow-bag on its side. Grow-bags can be a wonderful resource for the smaller and larger gardener alike. They are used on patios, decks, in greenhouses and conservatories, in unused corners, and are an extremely reliable way of producing a tasty crop of tomatoes, sweet peppers, chillies, etc. However, when a grow-bag is used on its side in a frame the required floor area is reduced, the plant roots push deeper into the growing media and cropping increases as the nutrient content of your grow-bag is fully utilised. Sideways grow-bags are also suitable for an even wider variety of crops including those that prosper when the runners are trained up a trellis or frame such as cucumbers, courgettes and even grapevines, and they are especially useful for companion growing as part of an organic growing regime. We will measure up an existing grow-bag, mark out and cut to size the required (previously) reclaimed pallet timbers and then use them to make the frame. We will look at including options such as ground staking, additional trellis and climber frames, hinging and pinning to join the frames together to make corners and borders. This is an outdoor session and will be conducted under a gazebo/marquee if the weather is wet. You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Bring one of the following:
6 new unused tennis balls
Box of mixed fruit teas
Large bag of John Innes No 2/multi purpose compost
Packet of two new and unused long life “C” or “D” cell torch batteries; not AA or AAA batteries
Solid rubber dog ball or solid rubber dog toy
Trays of Pansies or Violas

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Introduction to Rag Rugging

9:00a.m. to 10:00a.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:
Empty jam jars (with lids)
Folk/Classical CDs
Herbs growing in pots
Homemade Biscuits or Cakes
Kilner jar or bottle
Muslin squares
Small plastic plant pots (suitable for seedlings)
Your favourite vegetarian/vegan recipe

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 about house-swapping holidays- the free, alternative way to travel with unique, home-from-home accommodation. The class will share my experiences with you, introduce you to my preferred house-swapping website and guide you on writing a profile, house-guide and the practicalities of the swap.

Bring one of the following:
Bee-friendly plants/ seedlings (especially herbs)
Coloured tissue paper sheets
Egg boxes
Lavender oil
Untreated wood for woodburner (especially pallets)

About the teacher, Rachael Filbey-Howe

I'm a yoga teacher, personal trainer and speech therapist. I'm interested in vegetarian food, travelling and chickens! I'm back in Norwich after 12 years having lived in Japan, Edinburgh and the Peak District.

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Fabric Flowers

8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Come along and learn how to hand sew your own fabric flower that you can take home with you. Bring along a piece of your favourite fabric (cotton fabric will work great). A fat quarter (about £2-3 in most sewing shops) should be more than enough. You can also bring along a piece of coordinating ribbon too (up to 1inch/2.5cm wide and about 20 inches/50cm long). I'll bring everything else you'll need. If you've got a pair of sewing or nice sharp scissors, please bring them along so that we have enough to share.

Bring one of the following:
A wet/dry bag
Spiral-bound notebook
Vegan cake or biscuits
Vegan chocolate
Vintage sewing thread (can be found in charity shops)

About the teacher, Mary Myerson

I like to sew and make all sorts of things. I have a room full of sewing and craft materials and am trying (but failing) to work my way through the huge stash because it's getting silly! I love animals and I've just gone vegan (hence the cakes and chocolate... yum!). I have previously taught with Trade School and I'm looking forward to teaching again.

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Introduction to Improv Comedy

9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

A gentle taster workshop looking at the basics of improv. During the session, you will learn some of the fundamentals of improv comedy. We will learn through group games and exercises. This is a great session to dip your toe into the improv waters. This course is suitable for people with no previous improv experience, or those who've not done any for a while and want to jump back in. Your coach will be Chris Read - a supportive and passionate improviser with many years experience both performing and coaching improv.

Bring one of the following:
A Surprise!
Beer
Help promoting Improv
Homemade food
Singing Tuition

About the teacher, Chris Read

I've been performing and coaching improv for 6 years. I've found it to not only be a lot of fun, but also helpful for my wellbeing and mental health.

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