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Dudley

Tote bags!

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Learn how to make your own tote bag from recycled materials. Rick will inspire you with his handmade creations, and invite you to create a bag that you can take home. Sewing equipment will be on hand, if you can bring along 2 pieces of fabric 45cm x 40cm each for you bag (in addition to your barter item) that will really help.

Bring one of the following:
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
Anything broken that has lots of parts (e.g. an old iron)
Home made cake
Vegetables

About the teacher, Rick Sanders

Rick lives in Stourbridge. He is a performance poet, project manager, recycled bag maker and radio presenter for grassroots poetry at Brum Radio. Rick is co-host of Dudley's Grande Slam, a monthly poetry event at Cafe Grande on Stone Street in Dudley.

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Introduction to Sign Language

5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Interested in Sign Language? Maybe you've always wanted to have a go? Come along to this Introduction to Sign Language class and see what it's all about! This will be a fun, interactive class and we'll cover topics such as: Fingerspelling, basic everyday signs, facial expressions and body language, numbers. By the end of the class you'll be able to hold a basic conversation in BSL and will have learnt a number of different signs and new techniques.

Bring one of the following:
A cool notebook
A surprise
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
Anything handmade or homemade
Interesting tea
Unusual cake recipe

About the teacher, Siobhan Michaels

I learned British Sign Language a couple of years ago because I was curious about it. It’s opened my eyes to the challenges deaf people may encounter in their day to day lives. I grew up in Sedgley, I live in Dudley now. I’m also a sci-fi geek.

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Sewing basics

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

In this class you will learn 5 different sewing stitches, and how to fix rips, holes and tears in fabric or clothing. You can also learn how to sew buttons onto clothes. If you have any clothing which needs repairing bring it along.

Bring one of the following:
An offer to teach a trade school class yourself
Buttons
Loose leaf tea
Material scraps
Quilting scraps
Ribbon

About the teacher, Victoria Myatt

I'm married, have 2 cats and live in Dudley. I am creative and love to make things out of other people's unwanted goods and upcylce whenever possible. I love all things sewing. I like to read and learn new things.

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Basic Music Theory (guitar)

2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

To take part in this class you will need to bring your own guitar to play (and of course your barter item) Matt will take you through: - basic chords - root notes - major scales - pentatonic scales

Bring one of the following:
A rock / folk record
An offer to teach a trade school class yourself
Anything homemade that is music related
Guitar picks
Kinder chocolate bar (milk not nut)
Squashies (sweets)
The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson

About the teacher, Matt Sayers

I'm a student at Birmingham City University. My passion is music and when I'm not studying I write and perform original songs.

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Slow Living

10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Slow Living encompasses a variety of ideas and approaches to everyday life. Together they lead to a more conscious, calm and sustainable way of living. In this class you will reflect on how you feel at the beginning and the end of your day and outline daily rhythms to experiment with. They can include some simple daily habits, we’ll explore 5 really simple ones. Throughout the class we’ll share experiences, ideas, knowledge and resources. Whether you call it slow living or something else, you have probably already come across and tried things which relate to a slow approach. This session will bring together an interesting array of practices which contribute to a more intentional life.

Bring one of the following:
A cotton hanky
A napkin
A packet of lentils (any kind)
A tasty vegetarian recipe without cheese
An A5 notebook
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
Vegetable seeds

About the teacher, Lorna Prescott

I live in Brandhall in a little house with an overgrown garden and aspirations to grow more veg. I love running, learning, reading and my work. I have helped to start Trade School and other sharing and doing projects in Dudley.

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Space Painting

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

In this class you will learn some basic tips and techniques on how to create a simple but impressive looking space painting using spray paint. Materials will be provided.

Bring one of the following:
A scratch card
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
Black marker pens / fine liners
Dust masks

About the teacher, Guy Holness

I am The UP-Cycle Guy on a mission to build an empire of positivity, I’m using recycled materials to make positive products and then selling them to generate funding for The Inspirational Network, my organisation that uses art as a tool to inspire people to be more creative. I am the curator of Creative Connect exhibitions. I also wear funky Dudes on my shoes.

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Let's talk about shots baby!

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

This photography class with Thom will cover fundamental photography rules (and when to break them) which will help you to take better shots. Bring a camera or device with a camera.

Bring one of the following:
A vinyl record
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
Hot chocolate
Share your favourite photo
Star Wars things

About the teacher, Thom Bartley

Thom is a fashion / commercial photographer and filmmaker who lives on Sedgley Beacon. he enjoys meeting new people, travelling and yoyos.

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What is a portrait?

10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Janet would like to discuss how we think about 'Art' and what it 'means; with interested people. This class is about learning to look at portraits (painted, drawn, sculpted) without preconceptions, to understand them for ourselves. We will explore the question: why make a portrait?

Bring one of the following:
A notebook
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
Found rusty things
Interesting bits of old broken crockery

About the teacher, Janet Armstrong

I am a graduate of Chelsea School of Art, and have worked with people of all ages to facilitate learning about Art. Now that I am retired I an working with community groups to grow vegetables and plants. I am also involved in regeneration projects in Dudley.

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How does a word mean?

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Explore how to make words mean, from initial ideas to a piece of writing. To get started we'll discuss topics possible topics such as: a new start; breaking the mould; a voice from the past; what I don't know; the new neighbours; vacation nightmares; a day in my life. Examples of writing and photographs will aid inspiration. This class is everyone, whether you are already a writer, or haven't written much or anything at all. You can try a poem or a piece of prose, or a mix of both. Any form of writing goes! 

Bring one of the following:
A nice pen
A notebook
A second hand game for 7 - 8 year olds
A song you like and the reason you like it
An offer to teach a Trade School Class yourself

About the teacher, Michael Thomas

Michael is a poet, fiction writer, songwriter, actor and dramatist. He has published widely and runs writing workshops for a range of different participants, from primary school pupils to members of the general public. He also runs writing sessions for writers' groups in Birmingham, Worcestershire and around the UK. His most recent novel is Pilgrims at the White Horizon.

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Geneva

L’émotion au cœur de la vie

8:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier des Eaux-Vives (Call: 076 385 07 26)
Rue de Montchoisy 46 (Reference Elie)
1207 Genève

Elles sont déterminées par nombre de mécanismes biologiques innés à notre corps. Nous sommes toutes et tous concernés par elles dans les différentes sphères de notre vie, au plus intime de notre être. La manière à laquelle nous gérons nos émotions au quotidien a des conséquences inestimables sur notre existence, et par conséquent également sur notre entourage… sur la planète. Partant de cette constatation, nous ferons lumière sur les mécanismes qui sous-tendent ces processus, ainsi que sur les différentes manières qu’il existe de gérer ses émotions, en nous penchant sur plusieurs traditions et méthodes, anciennes et nouvelles, mises au point pour 1) faciliter la gestion des émotions par l’humain, et 2) pour se libérer de tout ce qui l’empêche de vivre librement. Je vous propose une introduction et exploration sur la base de mon cheminement personnel aussi, partant de la dépendance affective et du fort manque de confiance que j’ai pu ressentir au début, jusqu’aux sentiments de plénitude, joie et satisfaction que je ressens fréquemment à ce jour.

Bring one of the following:
des snacks (si possibles sains) et/ou des boissons à partager lors de l’apéritif qui suivra :)
des magazines avec de belles images, qui ne vous servent plus.

About the teacher, Joëlle Stoudmann

Née en 1983 de parents suisses en Afrique du Sud, puis ayant vécu une adolescence difficile en Suisse pour des raisons familiales, j’ai toujours eu une passion pour l’humain et les voyages. Après avoir fait le monde à 19 ans et terminé des études universitaires en communication, à 25 ans, mon voyage s’est poursuivi sous une forme intérieure, avec une puissante méthode de libération émotionnelle, The Journey, qui m’a permis d’ « inverser » nombre de blocages et de changer, petit à petit, mon univers intérieur – et donc extérieur, pour le rendre beau, harmonieux et épanouissant. Souhaitant aider les autres à se dépasser également, je pratique depuis plus d’un an la méthode The Journey à titre professionnel et suis en train de développer une série d’ateliers et conférences.

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Indianapolis

Cross Stitch 101

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

Cross stitching is such an easy and inexpensive hobby to enjoy! Learn to cross stitch with hands on instruction in a small group setting. A small kit will be provided for you. I will show you how to start your project, as well as provide instruction on finishing. I will share some of my favorite resources and show you how to keep everything organized.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
fresh local eggs
fresh local honey
local or handmade surprise
locally roasted coffee
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite bottle of wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

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Home Sellers Workshop

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

This workshop was created to assist homeowners in successfully selling their home for the most amount of money, in the least amount of time and under the most favorable terms for the seller. If you are considering selling your home this spring, this course will save you time and money! We will cover pricing your home, staging your home for a successful sale and most importantly the 10 most common mistakes sellers make that cost them thousands of dollars.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
2 or 3 of your favorite recipes
a book that changed your life (tell me why)
homemade baked goods/food
local beer
surprise me!

About the teacher, Jason Snider

Jason's love and passion for real estate began at a young age, and he's been actively involved with Real Estate for over 20 years. He is a proud member of the Litz Real Estate team and is currently involved with several National Real Estate Master Mind groups throughout the country. His real estate career includes experience in construction, renovation, developing, home inspection, appraising and sales. In his free time he enjoys building custom furniture, wood working, cooking and spending time with his family

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

In this class, we will tackle the most basic of crochet skills in a quick and useful project. Stitches shown include chaining, single crochet and slipped stitches, but other stitches and techniques can be shown upon request.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
a surprise
Childrens' books
goods or food
Help in my garden
Plants

About the teacher, Paige Shipley

Paige is a twenty-something yarn junkie who knits, crochets, spins and weaves. Small business owner and artist. New mom. Animal lover. DIY-enthusiast and tea connoisseur.

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Native American Religion & Nature

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

Cozy up and celebrate Autumn by diving into the often misunderstood subject of Native American religion(s). This seminar-style class will provide a brief glimpse into this complex subject using case studies, Native American literature, and end with how Native American religion is impacting current events (think pipeline controversies, etc.)

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
Cozy scarf
Local or homemade goods
Spa items (bath bombs, face masks, etc)
Tea
Wine or beer

About the teacher, Sarah Ertelt

Sarah is a senior at DePauw University majoring in Religious Studies, and is passionate about studying how religion impacts climate change. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors and trying out new bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. She has previously taught an Introduction to World Religions class.

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Homebrewing: Science and Technology

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

During this class you will learn the basic technical aspects to producing alcohol for human consumption. Application of these skills will allow you to create your own alcoholic beverages such as beer, hard cider, mead, or wine. Beer will be the central topic of discussion, but non-grain recipes will also be discussed when techniques and concepts overlap. Fundamental concepts will be reinforced with visual aids when appropriate, and you will leave with an understanding of how to produce, package, and analyze alcoholic beverages.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
Craft beer or wine
Fiction
Post cards from locations outside Indiana
Small items for desk or bookshelf decoration
Small mineral specimens (e.g. quartz, etc.)

About the teacher, Adam Kinne

Adam is a Biotechnology graduate student at IU Bloomington and will graduate in 2018. He has broad interests in science and technology. His passion is applying fundamental topics from physics, chemistry, and biology to useful or interesting projects.

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Customized Cupcakes in 5 Easy Steps!

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

Join us for an informative class on easy tricks for tailoring your cupcakes to any occasion! Attendees will see these techniques in action and will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on activity near the end of class. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper for notes. All other supplies will be provided by the instructor. Attendees will walk away with fresh ideas to apply to their next cupcake project!

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
a French braiding lessons
anything else you would like to offer
box cake mix from your pantry
container of flavoring or extract from your pantry
gardening help in Spring 2018 (Pike Township Area)
local or homemade jam, jelly or preserves

About the teacher, Asia Coffee

A native of Indianapolis, Asia Coffee is a commercial interior designer by profession who loves to decorate cakes and teach cake decorating classes in her spare time. She has been decorating for family and friends for seven years and has been teaching for five years as a certified Wilton Method Instructor. Asia is passionate about cake decorating and is looking forward to the exciting opportunity to share her knowledge with others through Trade School!

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

This workshop will review the basics of what makes a successful public speaker and help participants develop their own short "Elevator Speech" in order to introduce themselves as individuals or share information about their profession or any other cause they may feel passionate about. Come prepared to get out of your comfort zone and speak in front of the class at least once!

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
Anything handmade
photo frames
Things with 4-Leaf clovers
toys or knick knacks for my desk
Your favorite wine or beer - local is great!

About the teacher, Erin Bain

Erin moved to Indy in 2016 after growing up in VA and NC. Her professional and volunteer experiences include working with youth in a variety of capacities through the 4-H program. Erin is afraid of spiders and still has not totally learned what Hoosier means. She has two cats named Cashew and Macadamia (because they are “nuts”), and enjoys tasty food and beverages, traveling, concerts, outdoorsy stuff, theater, and baseball and her perfect vacation would figure out a way to combine all of those things together.

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Essential oil therapy

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

Bring the healing powers and beautiful aromas of plants and flowers into your everyday life with essential oil therapy. The potent "essence" of plants can convey to us the same healing, balancing and protective benefits to improve our emotional, mental and physical well being. In this introduction you will experience a wide variety of scents while learning the therapeutic properties of each. You will learn the basics of essential oil blending and diluting for creating personalized fragrances or targeted therapeutic blends for meditation, stress, immune care, pain, and much more. Explore how to integrate essential oils in your home with a variety of ideas for diffusion, bath, and homemade body care products. Supplies to make your own essential oil spray during the class will be provided free by rareEssence.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
Gems, crystals, hand made jewelry
Hand made or local art
House plants
Lessons in guitar, singing or tai chi
Your favorite coffee, wine or meade

About the teacher, Angelita Hampton

Angelita Hampton, an Indianapolis native, received a BS from Earlham College in Richmond, IN, and is a The Ohio State University master’s candidate. During the past 15 years, she has studied nutrition and physical fitness, obtaining certification as a personal trainer. She worked as a trainer in Columbus, OH before returning to Indianapolis. Angelita began a focus on the nutritional aspect of health and fitness, studying for and receiving certification as a health coach. She has conducted classes for staff employees and customers of health oriented stores. Angelita is a product rep for several natural brands that include essential oils, supplements and body care items. Angelita enjoys poetry writing, running, making jewelry and pursuing her favorite form of retail therapy: thrifting.

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Blog Maintenance

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

You will learn the basics of blogging using WordPress including posting and updating blogs, how to write your own SEO (search engine optimization) terms, and how to interpret search data on WordPress.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
fresh flowers
gently used adult books
gently used children's books
jam or jelly recipes
perennial plants

About the teacher, Karri Emly

Karri is a journalist who currently works in healthcare. She started blogging about sexual health and sexual issues in July 2014. She taught herself SEO and how to post blogs to WordPress.

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Introduction to Grant Writing

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

In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of grant writing, from planning to submission. Strategies for developing a proposal, the components of competitive grant applications, and examples of successful grant applications will be reviewed. Students will have the opportunity to workshop a proposal in progress if they wish and will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to write their first grant.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
A cool print
Fresh flowers
Kombucha, tea, or coffee
Small indoor plants
Something locally made or produced
Something that smells like lavender or sandalwood
Something you made
Teach me to do something you love doing
Your favorite book, poem, or album

About the teacher, Lyndsay Crespo

Lyndsay Crespo provides strategic direction and writes grant proposals for the John Boner Neighborhood Centers, an Indianapolis nonprofit serving the Near Eastside community. She is also a board member for Trade School Indianapolis and Pogues Run Food Co-op. Apart from these activities, she enjoys jogging, cycling, yoga, meditation, gardening, and anything in the kitchen. She lives near Rabble with her three guinea pigs and sometimes gets around to practicing guitar.

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

Just in time for Thanksgiving, you will learn how to make the best side for this holiday season. This savory side dish is packed with veggies, mushrooms and bacon (because everything is better with bacon) and topped with a buttery cracker crust. Because this dish required lots of cutting and chopping, some basic knife skills will also be taught, so bring your best knife and cutting boards if you have them. This is a hand-on class.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
A book that you really enjoyed
A donation or participation to Extra Life, https://www.extra-life.org/participant/Miguel-Harris
Anything nerdy/geeky or sci-fi related.
Cat toys or treats
Coffee beans

About the teacher, Miguel Harris

Miguel is a Indy native who has a passion for building. Whether is cooking, woodworking or building electronics, he is happiest when he takes a bunch of ingredients and creating something that is more than the sum of their parts. When Miguel is not at work or play, volunteers at Riley Hospital and raises funds for Children's Miracle Network every year.

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How to Start an Index Journal

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

In this class, you will learn how to setup an index journal! Index journaling is a similar concept to a Bullet journal, but with more freedom (without a specific set of symbols, calendars, etc.) The class will explain how to organize your journal, suggestions for different ways you can use your journal, fun trackers to add, and a list of resources to help you complete your journal. Please bring with you the notebook you will use as your journal, and your desired writing implement(s).

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
a small pack of your favorite pens
k-cups, any kind/flavor
nail polish, any color
tea bags (herbal, green, or black preferred)
Your/your family's favorite banana bread recipe

About the teacher, Athena Bingham

Athena is yin yoga teacher by day & barista/social media specialist by night. Her yoga philosophy is: Do what's right for your body, not what's "right" for the pose.

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Self-Defense 101

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

Self Defense 101 will provide students with an introduction to the techniques and thinking strategies needed to survive a unfriendly encounter. The course will introduce students to ways of responding to being choked, grabbed, or otherwise threatened. Students will have an opportunity to apply the skills that they learn in role-play scenarios. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for a fitness class.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
A lesson in accounting techniques for small businesses
A lesson in marketing techniques
A surprise
Homemade cookies or biscotti
Some of your favorite kind of pre-ground coffee
your expertise in liability insurance

About the teacher, Richard Todd

Richard Todd is a fourth-degree black belt in karate. He has been a student of martial arts for fifteen years, and has been teaching his own blend of traditional karate and other tactical applications to adults and children in and around the Indianapolis area for six years. He is passionate about making sure people have the means to keep themselves and their families safe.

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

Have you ever thought about moving to another country, either for work or school? Ready to set out on a brand new adventure? In this class, I will cover everything from researching where to move to basic logistics to emotions you might encounter once you arrive. Come and learn how you too can move abroad!

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
Become a Trade School Classroom Volunteer!
Bring something to drink (and share with others!)
Bring something to eat (and share with others!)
Ideas of where you want to move to
Supplies for Trade School (plastic utensils, napkins, cups, paper plates etc.)

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad is currently living abroad and completing his PhD in Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He recently successfully completed a move abroad, along with his wife and pets.

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

Have you been interested in making a difference in the realm of public policy advocacy but have no idea how to get started? You’d be surprised how the tools of story and relationship can help you step forward in advocacy, influence the public square, and help make the world an even better place.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
hot pad
kitchen/tea towel
large boxes of kleenex
non-styrofoam coffee cups
small boxes of kleenex

About the teacher, Lisa Marchal

Lisa is an eastside resident seasoned in public policy advocacy due to her 9 years of work with an international anti-poverty grassroots advocacy organization. She's also an amateur vocalist, avid traveler, and huge fan of U2.

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

Learn the basics of creating your own Thanksgiving centerpiece. Whether using an elegant vase and some fresh Fall flowers or a rustic basket with gourds and pine cones — learn how to WOW your guests with something gorgeous YOU created! ** Each student will leave with a Fall centerpiece (or the makings of one) in tow. A few fresh flowers, pine cones and vases will be provided. Please bring any specific items you would like to use in your display (or extra items you would like to share!) Suggested items you can bring: - flowers (fresh and fake) - pumpkins (any size / real and fake) - pine cones - leaves (real and fake) - vases, jars, metal cans (any size and shape) - candles (any type) - misc. containers (baskets, buckets, wooden boxes, etc.) - paint and paintbrushes - any other Fall items

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
2 or 3 of your favorite recipes
fall items for the class (see class description)
fresh flowers or produce
homemade baked goods/food
local beer

About the teacher, Emily Snider

Emily has a background in photography and graphic design. She currently is the Communications Organizer for Trade School Indy.

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Wonder Woman Writes

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

Women: Come and write your epic stories! Write fast and furious as you uncover and honor the turning points in your life that transformed you into the Wonder Woman you are today. The class will not only feed your creativity in a supportive community of women. It will underscore the growth points in your life that reveal you to be more powerful than you realized.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
a crocheting lesson
locally grown produce
something handmade only you can make
trash bag of your fallen autumn leaves
volunteer to read your scribblings

About the teacher, Shawndra Miller

Mennonite by birth, mystic by nature, Shawndra is a writer and energy worker living in Irvington. She is coauthor of Sudden Spirit: A Book of Holy Moments and is currently working on a book linking her healing journey to stories from a 19th-century women's mental institution. Her work has appeared in Farm Indiana, Acres USA, Topology Magazine, and other periodicals. She blogs about personal transformation and community resilience at shawndramiller.com/blog.

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Gentle Yoga for Your Back

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

Does your back give you trouble sometimes? All the time? Come get a great stretch, and maybe even learn some yoga moves you can do at home to stretch your back! In this easy class we will do a warm up, then yoga that stretches all parts of the back, followed by a cool down. For class you will need a yoga mat. You can also bring a blanket and block for modifications if desired. Athena's note: Don't worry about doing yoga perfectly in my class. If a particular stretch doesn't work for you, you don't need to do it. This class is a judgement free zone. It's about finding out what works for you!

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
colorful gel pens
homemade jam/jelly/pickled goods
scented candles (except mint please)
tea bags (herbal, green, or white preferred)
treats for pet rats

About the teacher, Athena Bingham

Athena is yin yoga teacher by day & barista/social media specialist by night. Her yoga philosophy is: Do what's right for your body, not what's "right" for the pose.

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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 when applying for a job. We'll talk cover letters, resumes, interviews, and anything else you have questions about! Past students have said: "Kim was well prepared and seemed very knowledgeable. I walked away with very goods tips for the job searching process and would certainly recommend the course to anyone starting to look for another job - or even someone simply wanting to refresh their resume." "The class was great! Kim provided a lot of very helpful tips and valuable insight."

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
Fresh flowers or produce
Homemade bread
Locally roasted coffee beans
Paper towel rolls
Surprise from a local Indy business

About the teacher, Kim Cui

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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Enneagram 101

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

The Enneagram is an in-depth model of human personality and development which describes nine basic types of people. This system provides insight into our unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and allows us to gradually achieve freedom through work designed to overcome the limits of painful ego states. In this class, you will learn about Enneagram basics, exploring the system's structure and history. You will have a chance to discuss the different types and to identify your own patterns of being. Finally, you will learn some tips for how to make the most of your type and will receive information about other resources that are available for your continued learning.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
A cool print
Fresh flowers
Kombucha, tea, or coffee
Small indoor plants
Something locally made or produced
Something seasonal
Something that smells like lavender or sandalwood
Something you made
Teach me to do something you love doing
Your favorite book, poem, or album

About the teacher, Lyndsay Crespo

Lyndsay Crespo provides strategic direction and writes grant proposals for the John Boner Neighborhood Centers, an Indianapolis nonprofit serving the Near Eastside community. She is also a board member for Trade School Indianapolis and Pogues Run Food Co-op. Apart from these activities, she enjoys jogging, cycling, yoga, meditation, gardening, and anything in the kitchen. She lives near Rabble with her three guinea pigs and sometimes gets around to practicing guitar.

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Vision Boards! Visualize Your 2018

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

Who doesn't love a good old crafting night? This one even serves a purpose! Bring any magazines you have lying around and don't mind sharing; we'll talk about visualizing your goals for the upcoming year and create a vision board to take home and inspire you as we head into 2018. Boards (poster board) will be provided, along with scissors, magazines, and glue. Supplies not required, but encouraged: - magazines (even if they're rag mags or odd titles, you'd be surprised what quotes and imagery they contain) - stickers and embellishments to share

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
A local surprise
A new tea towel
A small pile of old magazines (for an upcoming class - ANY title accepted)
Trade School Classroom Needs (see website for list)
Your favorite wine

About the teacher, Joanna Schreck

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

In this class, you will learn how to make marble magnets and tile coasters using either scrapbook paper (magnets/coasters) or photographs (magnets only). These make for great gifts for friends, families, and colleagues. You will go home with a few completed projects that will be gift ready!

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
Candles (fall/holiday scents)
Homemade goodies for the class (cookies, finger foods)
Pack of small round magnet disks (available in craft stores and craft sections)
Small - medium, unique notebooks/stationary
Your favorite fiction book (used is great!)

About the teacher, Brianna Maxwell

Brianna is a Director of Operations for a national staffing company. She likes to do easy crafts and DIYs, read, watch movies, and cook. She lives a simple life, but loves it that way.

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Los Angeles

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

Are you wondering why you don't see any Trade School LA classes listed anywhere? You've caught us while we're planning our next semester of classes. To see the list of classes we've taught in the past, click the PAST link in the menu. If you're interested in teaching a Trade School class, click on the TEACH tab for more information. Our next round of Teacher Orientations will be held in November 2017. Sign up for our newsletter to make sure you get all the details. When we post our classes on the site, this is exactly what it will look like. You'll register by clicking the "JOIN" button below. If you want to test it out - go ahead! You'll see that you get a confirmation email that reminds you of the class location, barter items and time/date. It will also have an "Unregister" link in case you realize that you can't attend the class.

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

About the teacher, Los Angeles

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

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Norwich

The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.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...and just in time for Christmas.

Bring one of the following:
10 points into my NORLETS account
Christmas wrapping paper
Folk or Classical CDs
Homemade Biscuits or Cakes
Jumper for medium-sized male (second-hand fine)
Mixed nuts

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

A two-hour workshop to get you started, to try something new, to work on your writing project or just to refresh your skills.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
English or Irish Breakfast tea leaves (not tea bags please!)
Ground Fairtrade coffee
Help distributing leaflets and flyers
Organic fruit

About the teacher, Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is a writer, storyteller and teacher. She runs Norfolk's storytelling gathering Tales from the Undercroft. Her book "Ghosts International: Troll and Other Stories" is published by OUP and she is working on a novel set in Norwich during the English Civil War.

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Felting a Festive Decoration

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

This session is a great way to introduce yourself to the art of wet felt-making whilst creating something festive. You'll work with natural woollen fibres such as Merino and Corriedale wool, plus creative man-made fibres such as sparkly Angelina. Choose your own design - perhaps a robin, Christmas tree or snowflake - which captures the festive spirit. The session is suitable for all levels of experience, including total beginners.

Bring one of the following:
A commitment to teach your own Trade School class
Herbal tea (not green tea)
Natural fabric remnants (wool, linen, silk etc)
Organic chocolate
Potted herbs
Sewing threads, needles, pins, textile bits & bobs

About the teacher, Genevieve Rudd

I'm an artist living by the coast. I lead community participatory arts groups and I love to support people to be creative.

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