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Athens

θέατρο ΕΜΠΡΟΣ
Ρήγα Παλαμήδου 2
Ψυρρή

ο λόγος ως γλώσσα και ως αιτία: α) από το θέμα στην ιδέα (μανίες & εμμονές) β) το βλέμμα μέσα από τον φακό (η τεχνική τής λήψης στην υπηρεσία τής σύλληψης)

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Bοήθεια /συμμετοχή σε κινηματογραφικά γυρίσματα ή φωτογραφίσεις

About the teacher, Μιχάλης Αναστασίου

σκηνοθέτης, συγγραφέας & σεναριογράφος, φωτογράφος

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θέατρο ΕΜΠΡΟΣ
Ρήγα Παλαμήδου 2
Ψυρρή

η αρχή, η μέση και το τέλος τής αφήγησης α) εξέταση θεμάτων – ιστοριών των συμμετεχουσών, -όντων β) το treatment και η γραμματική τού σεναρίου

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Bοήθεια /συμμετοχή σε κινηματογραφικά γυρίσματα ή φωτογραφίσεις

About the teacher, Μιχάλης Αναστασίου

σκηνοθέτης, συγγραφέας & σεναριογράφος, φωτογράφος

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θέατρο ΕΜΠΡΟΣ
Ρήγα Παλαμήδου 2
Ψυρρή

η ταινία α) τα στάδια παραγωγής μιας κινηματογραφικής ταινίας β) η λατρεία και η αποκαθήλωση τής τεχνολογίας

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Bοήθεια /συμμετοχή σε κινηματογραφικά γυρίσματα ή φωτογραφίσεις

About the teacher, Μιχάλης Αναστασίου

σκηνοθέτης, συγγραφέας & σεναριογράφος, φωτογράφος

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Brighton & Hove

Lino Printing

5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Presuming Ed Coffeehouse
114-115 London Road
Brighton, BN1 1JL,

A fun introduction to lino printing methods.

Bring one of the following:
Art supplies
Candles
Herbal teas
Organic vegetables
Plants

About the teacher, Emma Herron

I am an active artist living in Brighton who wants make art accessible in the community.

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Chihuahua

Haz tu ropa a tu medida

9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Sede CooperAndo o Sede del Maestro
2a num 2017
Chihuahua

En este aprenderás a utilizar y adaptar los patrones que vienen en las revistas para elaborar las prendas que deseas a la medida que tú quieras. Cada alumna ha de llevar: 10 pliegos de papel de china,Tijeras, lápiz, borrador, patrones de revista (se consiguen en revistas burda parisina), Regla (De preferencia para corte y confeccion - recta y curva - son económicas en parisina) y Cuaderno para anotar.

Bring one of the following:
2 litros de jabón liquido para ropa
3 tubos de galletas
4 litros de suavitel
5 latas de atún
6 paquetes de palomitas de maíz para microondas.

About the teacher, Almendra Ramírez

Soy pequeña empresaria. Actualmente soy proveedor de la Cia de danza de UACH. Jardín de niños Guadalupe Victoria. Escuela de valet Danza Studio. Entre otros. Para conocer mi trabajo pueden entrar a mi pagina en Facebook Creaciones de Almendra.

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Dublin

Introduction to the Irish Language

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Dominick Street Community Centre Multipurpose room
Dominick Street
Dublin 1

Do you keep seeing signs in Irish? Or hearing people on TV or radio use Irish phrases? But what is this language and is it dead or alive? This class will give some background on the language and its place in Irish society. You will also learn some basic phrases and words. After this class, you should be able to surprise your Irish friends with some Irish phrases. If you have children, it may help you to help them at school. If you are single, it may help you to chat up Irish people in pubs! And overall it should help you to understand Ireland a little bit more ...

Bring one of the following:
A beginner guitar lesson
A poem
A promise to practice your Irish afterwards!
A small portion of home made food
A surprise
Your interest!

About the teacher, Finbar McDonnell

Finbar has a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Irish from University College Dublin and speaks Irish when he can. He has visited many of the Irish-speaking areas in Ireland and is a member of an Irish language hillwalking group based in Dublin. Finbar formerly worked as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language in France. An economist by training, Finbar now works in the property sector in Dublin.

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Grow your own food

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Dominick Street Community Centre Multipurpose room
Dominick Street
Dublin 1

Learn the fundamentals you need to get started in growing chemical free fruit and vegetables - soil management, choosing what to grow, specific plant requirements, pest and disease control and the basics of permaculture. I will have a wide range of seeds and each person can sow one crop each in a small container to bring home (if they like)! Growing even a small percentage of the food you eat is a highly enjoyable as well as sensible activity in many ways. I plan for this class to be fun and interactive and will do my best to answer any questions you may have. This class is suitable for beginners as well as experienced gardens.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Advice or assistance in advertising a gardening business
Compost
Home made crafts
Pre-loved books
Pre-loved clothes (size 8)
Seeds, cuttings or plants
Your own personal cooking recipes

About the teacher, Siobhan Lavelle

I developed an interest in growing food while travelling and working on organic farms. I have been growing most of my own vegetables and some fruit for the past 4 years. I did a FETAC level 5 in organic horticulture at The Organic College in Limerick, as part of which I was unofficially taught a lot of permaculture. I then completed a FETAC level 6 in horticulture at the National Botanic Gardens, specialising in food production. I am currently working as a freelance gardener and am involved in an inner city community garden. I am also interested in music, writing and ecology.

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Basic DIY

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Dominick Street Community Centre Multipurpose room
Dominick Street
Dublin 1

A class on hanging shelves, wiring a plug, energy efficient bulbs, attic and wall insulation, leds lights, some plumbing maybe. Please feel free to bring any questions you might have and feel equally free to not get upset if I can't answer them

Bring one of the following:
A self portrait
A short poem you've written
Items with chocolate inside or outside
Logs for my stove
Lyons teabags

About the teacher, Rob Byrne

I'm passionate about diy and trying to improve my home. When I finished my degree in computer science I worked as a chimney sweep for a year, naturally. I worked 1 year in computers and am now trying to make my way as an artist working with stone.

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Edinburgh

Portobello Promenade
Bottom of John Street
Edinburgh

At first, I will show you how skate but without skates on, then to stand properly with skates, how to fall, simple exercises to get used to the skating movement, skating, stopping, and some exercises to get better balance. We'll do exercises to improve your skating techniques and balance. It would be really good if you would wear at least knee padding, cause that provides a good emergency stop by just falling onto your knee pad. You don't need to have any skating experience. Bring along your inline skates and preferably skating pads and a helmet.

Bring one of the following:
A hole puncher
Herbs & Spices
Other kitchen stuff
Writing pads, pencils, etc.

About the teacher, Liz Risch

My name is Liz, I'm from Germany and I study theoretical physics in first year at Edinburgh university. I started playing ice hockey when I was 10 but I stopped after 7 years because of my school schedule.

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Tribe Porty CIC
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh

Join us at Trade School Edinburgh as we learn how to hone drawing skills by practicing portraits! Using pencils and paper, we'll practice line weight, mark-making, measuring distance and making multiple passes through sketches for two hours as we study the symmetry and variations in the human face. This class is for ALL skill levels, beginners are more than welcome!

Bring one of the following:
Chocolate
Good stories or jokes
Old art supplies you don't need (embroidery thread, face paint, paintbrushes, papers, etc.)
Pencils (any grade from 2B to 2H will do)
Postage/stamps

About the teacher, Amber Solberg

With an eye for the odd, Amber Solberg is an illustrator, cartoonist, and art instructor. Originally from Canada, she is spending the year travelling Europe to improve her skills and knowledge. Plus, all the best desserts are here. See more of what she's like at www.ambersolberg.com.

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Book-Binding for Beginners

2:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Tribe Porty CIC
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh

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

Bring one of the following:
Mementos of Scotland (snapshots, something you made, etc.)
Neat mugs
Old books you don't need/read anymore
Snacks for the class
Your own interesting papers, posters, collages, etc.

About the teacher, Amber Solberg

With an eye for the odd, Amber Solberg is an illustrator, cartoonist, and art instructor. Originally from Canada, she is spending the year travelling Europe to improve her skills and knowledge. Plus, all the best desserts are here. See more of what she's like at www.ambersolberg.com.

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Geneva

Nems et samoussas végétariens !

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

Venez participez à mon cours de Cuisine. Je vous apprendrez à faire de délicieux nems et samoussas végétariens ! Chaque élève doit emmener : 100g de l'échine de porc haché; 3 grosse carottes; 1 oignon; 2 oeufs. Et aussi : les nems seront au porc et les samoussas végétariennes !

Bring one of the following:
chocolat
cours d'anglais
cours en tout genre
food
repas

About the teacher, mathieu

Ayant du temps et étant cuisinier , j'ai envie de partager des moments culinaires avec vous !

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Humanitarian action for beginners

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

What makes the humanitarian work tick? What are the dangers and pitfalls? What is successful humanitarian action? Who does it and why? According to what principles?

Bring one of the following:
A word of thanks
Arabic lesson
Cup of coffee
German lesson
Recommendation on LinkedIn

About the teacher, Martin Damary

Eighteen years of humanitarian action, I have given a lot but taken more. So a chance to share, to pass on experience and knowledge, to exchange thoughts and emotions on this topic would be great. I also teach in other forums but admire this exchange model.

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What do I really want in life?

9:30p.m. to 11:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève

In this class, I provide some guidance (exercises and questions) on how you can find out for yourself what you really desire. We will look at your belief system, which seemingly builds your reality today. You will see how you can let go of things that seemingly control your daily activities and how you can get closer to what you really are. It is all about following your joy and letting go of your mind-fabricated "reality". Join if you are ready to explore a new "you", a being that is based on joy and peace and not on effort and competition. We will do a few simple yet powerful exercises and may go as deep as you are ready to go. This is just an introductory course from a one-week course we usually offer.

Bring one of the following:
Organic Eggs
Organic fruits
Organic vegetables
Raw milk
Raw yoghurt

About the teacher, Benjamin

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

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

Based on the school of Russian Martial Art, Systema Ryabko/Vasiliev. This will be a class that intersects between such fields as martial arts (with principles like Aikido & Tai Chi), breathing, stress relief & proper body movement (like Zen or Yoga), free movement and improvisation (like some forms of dance) & philosophy (such as Taoism). Last but not least, the course may include instruction on Hip Hop culture and its potential benefits to improve our global and local society.

Bring one of the following:
An open mind, willingness to learn and share
Any sort of support or help in the many projects I am a part of (mostly artistic, cultural, musical, humanitarian and educational)
Contacts for organizing concerts or events in Geneva and internationally
Food or tips on cooking (Vegan and ethical farming only!)
Potential job opportunities (as a musician, teacher, English/French translator, lyric-writer, security guard and more!)

About the teacher, Michael Jad "Dr Koul" Azkoul

Dr Koul has been in and around music his whole life, his brother being a violinist and his father a concert classical guitarist and teacher. He has always believed that art is best delivered with a message, whether humanitarian, educational or otherwise philosophical; this is perhaps due to his Anglo-Uruguayan mother being an international worker for migrant's rights, and his paternal grandfather (the original Dr. Azkoul) having been a university professor of philosophy in Lebanon with an important role as a representative at New York's United Nations during the writing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Born in Switzerland, Dr Koul carries on his family legacy in his own unique way, having dropped classical piano and electric bass for the art of rap at the age of 16, when he steadily but surely became enamoured with Hip Hop culture. It is by this culture that he now defines himself, coming from a mixed background and creating art across such disciplines as music, film, martial arts, philosophy, education and activism. Having acquired a B.A. in Art, Performance & Digital Media from Kingston University London, Dr Koul is currently a composer & performer in two professional bands as well as the co-founder of world Wide connects, an international Hip Hop organization with hundreds of members worldwide with the aim of promoting artists and organizing events. He is an active member of every community he finds himself in, whether teaching, performing, or otherwise spreading Peace, Love, Unity & Having Fun.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Gift Circle the second

2:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax

WE WILL HAVE A SEOND ONE! Our first meeting was great, therefore we will meet again to follow up on all our exchanges! New here? This is what it is: Do you have items, skills, or resources you would like to share? Of course you do, we all have gifts to share! Come out and take part in our very first gift circle. A gift circle is a space where people express what they have to share and what they would like to receive. Within a gift circle no money is exchanged and there is no expectation of immediate reciprocation. The gifts that can be shared vary widely. Some examples might be a ride to the airport, help moving something heavy, a music lesson, a pair of boots, a bicycle - the list is endless. Our current monetary economy has given us the illusion of independence and turned many of our daily interactions into transactions. Participating in a gift circle is one way to connect with friends and neighbours, experience the joy of giving and build community. The evening will include some discussion of gift economies as an alternative to our monetary economy followed by the gift circle. Everyone is welcome, bringing a snack to share is encouraged but by no means required. http://www.gifteconomy.ca/invite-your-friends/how-to-start-a-gift-circle/

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!!

About the teacher, Robin Johnston

Robin is a fermentation enthusiast and aspiring farmer. Along with her partner Alex, she runs The Bubbling Jar - a small fermented pickle company based in Halifax. When not fermenting you can find Robin talking, reading or thinking about fermentation.

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Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax

The internet. You've used it, but now the time has come and you're ready to hang up your own little shingle. But... ahh, where do you start? Join Alison Knott as she helps you navigate the exciting (and downright confusing at times) world of having your own website. Ideal for everyone from the causal blogger to social groups to small business owners! Topics covered include: * URLS, hosting, email addresses and other expected start-up costs (or savings!) * Posting, carousel, tags, and other common web terms * Website creation platforms and which one is best for your needs * Common pitfalls when starting out and how to avoid them * How to reach and meaningfully connect with your intended audience There will be a presentation by Alison covering these topics and more, followed by a group Q + A session. Please note this is not a class about how to code HTML/CSS.

Bring one of the following:
jokes, the world needs more jokes
old bus transfers (she has 3 parrots that love to play with them)
website questions

About the teacher, Alison

Alison Knott is a freelance graphic designer, creative speaker and mentor. She has helped many individuals, small businesses and non-profits navigate creating their own space on the web. (eraserheader.ca) When not being a design nerd, she can be found drawing wonky portraits at The Foggy Goggle. She is also the lead organizer for the East Coast Creative Collective (e3chalifax.ca). They are a group dedicated to running inclusive social mingling events for all creative types in Halifax.

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The Ecology Of Farming

2:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax

Large-scale intensive agriculture treats the farm like a factory: fertilizers and pesticides in, increased profit out. What if we looked at the farm as an ecosystem instead? How might that decrease the environmental impacts of agriculture? Participants will learn conceptual tools such as systems thinking and how to apply it to any network, the primary stocks and flows of energy and nutrients within an agro-ecosystem, and how to influence those stocks and flows to create functional sustainability. If you have ever wondered about the ecology of agriculture and how to apply it in your own field or garden, this workshop if for you.

Bring one of the following:
Knowledge of organic farms/festivals in BC
Poetry
Pretty stones or shells
Sage, sweetgrass, or tobacco

About the teacher, Anna Bishop

Anna Bishop is an almost-graduate of Dalhousie University and King’s College with a degree in environmental science and philosophy. She has worked on organic farms and has conducted research on pollinators, wetland ecosystems, and freshwater quality in Nova Scotia. She is passionate about the environmental and philosophical implications of reuniting agricultural systems with the ecological systems of the natural world.

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Indianapolis

Water Bath Canning

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

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

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

About the teacher, Kathy Eisan

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

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

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

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

About the teacher, Jessica Reed

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

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At Home Cheesemaking

4:00p.m. to 6:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Blessed are the cheesemakers! There is no better cheese than the kind you make yourself and we'll prove that by showing you how to make Fromage Blanc (Chevre), Ricotta and a 30 minute Mozzarella. The basics of sanitation, milk handling, and equipment will also be covered. Although most of the class is demonstrative, you'll leave with some homework to finish fromage blanc at home. If you want to participate in the after class homework, please bring a gallon jug of milk! All cheese enjoyed in class will be made using goat milk.

Bring one of the following:
antique hand tools for the garden, kitchen, or home
cast iron in any condition but broken
desirable native plant starts
elderberry starts
garden/orchard baskets
hand knit wash cloths
stainless steel bowls
started grape vines
unusual seeds or plants for herbs, vegetables, or flowers
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Melody DeLury

Melody is a local homesteader who is passionate about all things handmade and homegrown. She is a mother of 2 young children, a wife, a wanna-be farmer, an at-home cheese maker, a soap maker and a maker of just about everything else!

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Hemming & Hand Sewing

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

Learn the basics of sewing by hand stitching a hem! Have a pair of pants or a skirt that are either too long or too short? Bring it in and learn how to take out the existing hem, how to lengthen or shorten, and then get to practice hemming. You will benefit the most if you bring an item of clothing from your personal closet to hem, matching thread (always go with a color darker than your garment), a size 10 needle and small sharp scissors. If you don't have an item but would like to practice, we will have example projects you can work on.

Bring one of the following:
a cupcake!
a fat quarter
metallic thread
various buttons
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Ann Luther

Ann is an engineer, athlete, pet owner, prolific art quilter, fabric artist, beader and an organizer with a passion for color, texture and design. She has been sewing since she was 9 and quilting since 1994. Her engineering expertise and tools such as a compass, French curves and graph paper give her unique ways to execute and design fabric art she features in various galleries around town!

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Visual Storytelling

5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

This interactive workshop will show you the skills needed to analyze, critique, and re-imagine works of visual media such as television, film, photography, etc. We'll focus on language, concepts and standard techniques used to tell stories and convey meaning in various genres and formats. You can use these skills to better understand how writers, directors and producers use coded language to communicate with audiences of any visual media! Please bring a print ad from a magazine, newspaper, or mailbox flyer for an in-class exercise.

Bring one of the following:
fresh herbs
freshly baked goods
packaged local coffee or tea
various cat or dog supplies (food, litter, toys, leashes, collars, etc.) to donate to FACE on Mass Ave
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sheila Plank

Sheila believes in changing the world - one conversation at a time, and in "being the change you hope to see." She is a communicator, a liaison and an artist who enjoys storytelling, the craft of filmmaking, documentaries and empowering others to find their own authentic voice.

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Mending & Hand Sewing

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

Learn basic sewing while making a repair! Have an article of clothing languishing due to a rip, tear, missing button, or something else? Bring it in and make it look brand new again! You will benefit the most if you are able to bring in an item of clothing that needs mending, matching thread (always go with a color darker than your garment), a size 10 needle and small sharp scissors. If you don't have an item but would like to practice, we will have example projects you can work on.

Bring one of the following:
a cupcake!
a fat quarter
metallic thread
various buttons
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Ann Luther

Ann is an engineer, athlete, pet owner, prolific art quilter, fabric artist, beader and an organizer with a passion for color, texture and design. She has been sewing since she was 9 and quilting since 1994. Her engineering expertise and tools such as a compass, French curves and graph paper give her unique ways to execute and design fabric art she features in various galleries around town!

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The Amazing Honey Bee

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

Honey bees are amazing little creatures that get a bad rap because of their, seldom-used, ability to sting. Without them we would be living on mostly rice, wheat and corn products. Pretty bland, huh? Times are tough right now for the honey bee and it's through no fault of their own. By gaining a better understanding of the life of a honey bee, you can learn what you can do to make their lives better even if you don't have plans to have a hive of your own. We will also discuss beekeeping for those who are interested in starting their own hive!

Bring one of the following:
bags of sugar
permanent markers, clipboards or bug boxes for Avon's Outdoor Learning Center
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Terry Plank

Terry is a passionate beekeeper and voice for our friends the pollinators. He hopes to make his part of the world a better place than it was before he arrived by taking actions on improving and protecting the pollination process. He aims to protect, improve and perpetuate the life of the pollinators - specifically honey bees!

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Apparel Sewing Pattern Swap!

11:00p.m. to 12:30a.m.
Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis

The best way to refresh or clean out your apparel pattern stash is to swap patterns with people who love sewing clothes as much as you do! You’ll make new friends and exchange patterns you can’t use for patterns you can. Patterns will be divided into 3 categories -- children’s, menswear, and women’s -- allowing you to swap like patterns for like. To participate, you must bring a total of at least 3 patterns from any category, but no more than 15. A pattern is only eligible for swapping if it contains all the pieces and the full instructions. Please only bring patterns you hope to give away. Bonus points if you bring or wear the garments made from the patterns you're swapping. After the swap, we can talk sewing til' the cows come home!

Bring one of the following:
a healthy-ish beverage to share with your new swap friends for about five people (more if you'd like! tea bags are preferred as we have an electric kettle)
a healthy-ish snack and appropriate serving ware to share with your new swap friends for about five people (more if you'd like!)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

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

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Gap Year Planning

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

A gap year is a structured period of time away from school or work, and more and more people are interested in taking one. Gap years can take place domestically or abroad, and can be a powerful time of personal growth and exploration. We'll be talking about planning for a gap year after high school, college, or even in between jobs as well as discussing the benefits, drawbacks, and resources available to make a gap year affordable. While class is most beneficial to secondary students, college students and their families, all are welcome to learn more!

Bring one of the following:
a copy of your favorite book
a promise to email me from your future gap year! (will be given after class)
gourmet chocolates
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your bucket list

About the teacher, Amy Conrad

Amy is a lifelong learner and teacher by profession who's interested in a little bit of everything. She hopes to encourage people to get out and go on the adventures that scare them. Her best thinking happens on trains and buses, and she tries her best to take her own advice. While teaching, traveling and reading are her passions, she also likes to cook, bake, hike and learn new languages!

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Garage Sale Do's & Don'ts

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

As the saying goes, one person's trash is another person's treasure. Garage sales are perfect for not only selling your items, but for finding unique and inexpensive goods. We'll learn how to conduct a successful garage sale, from advertising, to setting up, to pricing, to dealing with leftovers, and everything in between. To really get a feel for hosting your own garage sale, we will put on a mock sale during class! Bring 5-10 small items you want to “sell” using pretend currency (provided). When the “sale” is over, you can trade with or give away to your classmates anything you don’t want to take home. Another option will be to donate things to various suggested fundraisers!

Bring one of the following:
pet supplies (canned food, liquid laundry detergent, bleach, papertowels, or scrubbie sponges) for the Southside Animal Shelter
unusual alphabet books (I already have Chicago, Elvis & Dinosaurs - no A is for Apple please!)
unusual tea strainers (no ball-shaped please!)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Petra Ritchie

Petra strongly believes in sharing, whether it's knowledge, or assets, or belongings. As long as someone needs something she has, she'll share. She has an innate ability to proofread and edit the writings of others and her favorite things include taking an active part in whatever she gets involved in, whether it's church, a club, her condo complex, or a large variety of activities with her friends.

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Teacher & Volunteer Info Session

3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Learn more about Trade School, teaching classes and what it means to be a part of our co-op. Our info sessions are about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. You must attend an info session before you can begin teaching and/or volunteering with Trade School. We look forward to seeing you!

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

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

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

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Los Angeles

HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights

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

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

About the teacher, patricia fetters

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

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Sevillanas (Flamenco dance)

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

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

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

About the teacher, Lucy Vargas

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

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Norwich

Sourdough Variations

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

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

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

About the teacher, Mark Bond-Webster

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

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Millennium Plain
Norwich

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

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

About the teacher, Lesley Hunt

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

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Millennium Plain
Norwich

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

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

About the teacher, Susan Smith

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

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Yoga to Destress

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

A balanced class of stretches, breathing and relaxation, aimed at all abilities. Enjoy some time out and learn some techniques to practice at home, to improve both physical and mental wellbeing! P.S. Please bring a mat of some description!

Bring one of the following:
Interesting tea bags
Good books/films
Healthy food
Home made things
Vegetables

About the teacher, Julia Ebbens

I am a fully qualified yoga teacher, currently studying nutritional therapy and volunteering, enjoy community concepts such as trade school, and this will be my second class after thoroughly enjoying the last one!

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Play and Make Ancient Board Games

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

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

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

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

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

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A taster class to introduce a little Italian conversation and make good Italian coffee. No background in Italian or language-learning is needed.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Loose leaf tea - English breakfast, Yorkshire tea, something of that sort
Old beads or jewellery bits
Organic fruit
Sketch paper

About the teacher, Sarah Walker

I'm a teacher, writer and storyteller based in Norwich. Italian is my second language. I lived in Italy for 6 years, teaching Italian-English translation, English Language and Literature at the Orientale University of Naples. If there is enough interest in an Italian conversation club, I would like to start one.

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

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

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

About the teacher, Lesley Hunt

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

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