Feb 10, 2016 Wednesday
(Almost full)

Icing & Stacking a Cake like a Pro

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Be prepared for a one-of-a-kind, interactive cake decorating experience! Students participating in this fun and hands-on class will learn how to level a cake, ice a cake in two different textures, and how to properly stack a two-tier cake. By the end of this class, every student will be able to ice and stack a cake like a pro! *Cake boards and boxes will be provided, but students will need to provide (1) one un-iced and un-leveled 6" round cake in any flavor, (1) one un-iced and un-leveled 8" round cake in any flavor, and (4) 16 oz containers of icing. If you cannot provide the needed supplies please contact Trade School 48 hours prior to class.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
*REQUIRED: supplies in class description
a surprise: local wine, a self-help book, free-range eggs, gardening help in Spring 2016, flavoring extracts
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership

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 five years and has been teaching for three 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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Feb 11, 2016 Thursday

Doodle & Draw Your Way to Artwork

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This relaxed Winter art class will be about capturing colorful imagination on paper through use of versatile colored pencils. Students will learn different drawing and sketching techniques like exercising different pencil strokes with light, medium and heavy pressures, varied lines with width and weight, different strokes and movement - textured and calligraphic lines which create a feeling of dimension in drawing, creating patterns of dots and dashes on paper, cross hatched pencil strokes - and more! Participants will finish their own artworks by the end of class. *No. 2 pencils and drawing paper will be provided, but students will need to provide colored pencils. If you cannot provide the needed supplies please contact Trade School 48 hours prior to class.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
*REQUIRED: colored pencils
a surprise: cauliflower, cake, pears, tomatoes, brownies, onions, garlic, tea, instant coffee, or chocolate chip cookies
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
volunteer to give your teacher a ride home (Downtown Indy)

About the teacher, Rumman Ali

Rumman Ali is a philosopher and artist at heart who likes to indulge in everything aesthetically pleasing. She exhibited four of her artworks at the downtown Indy Artist Colony. She has explored in water, oil, and acrylic paintings and took a few art classes while doing her undergraduate program at Winona State University in MN. She loves art, dancing, cooking, acquiring knowledge, and likes to converse on social media on various subjects with people!

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Feb 15, 2016 Monday

Odd Monday Knitters

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This is a social knitting group for those who have basic knitting skills where you can come to enjoy each others' company while you learn more advanced techniques, improve your skills, or just come to knit in a supportive group atmosphere. We can also explore the many charitable opportunities out there that need knitters. This group is guided by you. We only have a sign-up so we can reserve the space and have some idea how many will be there!

Bring one of the following:
enthusiasm!
everything listed
questions
share your success (show what you are making/have made)
tips and tricks

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

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Feb 16, 2016 Tuesday
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

What problem are you writing about, thinking about or trying to solve for your business, your workplace or initiative? To think out of the box, sometimes you need to get out of the box, or use a different box. This class will give you a unique opportunity to gain insight outside of your usual context and among a small group of peers working non-competitively on disparate issues. Design thinking is a trendy term that can be intimidating and treated as the property of swank marketing firms. Find out how you can tap into some of the same skills on your own to produce different results and generate new ideas and solutions. Students will gain a deeper understanding of problem-solving techniques and learn new mental frameworks and attitudes. You will develop a working draft of a designed solution to your problem and a self-generated list of action steps to further flesh out your solution. The “problem” that you bring may be as small or large, as practical or intangible, as parochial or vague as you wish, but be prepared, it’s size and scope may change in any direction as you come to understand it better. You are free to share aspects or ask questions about your problem or, if you prefer, keep it to yourself as you think through it and apply what you learn.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a locally made good/surprise
a one-on-one sewing lesson (email your teacher before class to schedule)
a quality item of vintage clothing from the 60s, 70s or 80s
a quality used or vintage book ((literary, philosophical, cultural topics preferred)
a quality vintage vinyl record from the 60s, 70s or 80s
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
the problem you are working on that you can share with the class

About the teacher, Amy Rubin

Amy is a writer, vintage-lover, creative and social entrepreneur. She fights for social justice, against anti-intellectualism and anticipates the coming of a Poetic Economy. She may very well be a Neo Transcendentalist.

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Feb 17, 2016 Wednesday

Adult Sex Ed

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Come learn all the things you wish you had learned in middle school! Ask the questions you wish you had asked! This sex ed class is geared towards single adults all ages who are dating or thinking about joining the dating scene. Leave class confident in your ability to protect yourself from some of the unintended consequences (like STDs) of sexual relationships. Each participant will also leave with a list of interesting reads and resources to continue learning on your own.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a local or handmade surprise
a mix CD of your favorite tunes
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
stationary or note cards
your favorite vegetarian recipe

About the teacher, Janet Kamiri

Janet is an adolescent sex educator by day and frequently hears from adults, "I wish I had learned this when I was in school." Outside of teaching kids how to take care of their bodies and have healthy relationships, she enjoys crafting and cooking and anything home improvement and DIY. Janet collects chairs, clocks, and rubber ducks and is a lover of all things cats.

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Feb 20, 2016 Saturday

Shop Local - It Matters

1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Shop local! Ok, but what does “shopping locally” mean, exactly? And, probably the biggest question during these tough economic times, WHY should I shop locally when I can get a product cheaper at a chain retailer? Some reasons may be you want to keep your money in the local economy, you want to get to know makers, you want to live sustainably, you want to know where your food comes from, or you want to build a sense of community. How do you know where what you are buying comes from? What does it mean to shop local? This is an open workshop format where students are expected to do a little research before class, and then show up to share what they learned. We'll learn more about the local economy and what Indy's local economy looks like along the way!

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a list of hidden local gems in Indiana (restaurants, coffee shops, towns, etc.)
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
goods that are locally made with the who, what, why, where, and when story
grab coffee with someone who makes a local product you are inspired by or regularly purchase (try & get them to come to class to share their story!)
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. In 2014 she visited Trade School New York to befriend artist and Trade School founder Caroline Woolard. This experience is what lead her to organize Trade School internationally and turn the Indianapolis chapter into a cooperative. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

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Feb 22, 2016 Monday
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

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

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a favorite recipe
any handmade or locally bought items that you want to share
any tips or inspirational ideas that you would like to share with the class (please contact your teacher before the class)
canned food or bottled water to donate to Wheeler Mission
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Mary Louzon

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

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Feb 24, 2016 Wednesday

How to Instagram: The Basics

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social media networks, with more than 300 million users. While it offers the opportunity to view beautiful images and connect with others around the world, it can be tricky to get used to. What sort of photos should I post? Should I use hashtags? What editing apps should I use? In this class, we will talk about how turn photos into Instagram masterpieces. We'll address a variety of editing apps and discuss how you can find connections and community through Instagram. We'll even make lists of useful hashtags. Students will walk away with knowledge about editing, "re-gramming," sending direct messages, and how to grow an organic follower count. *Please come to class with an Instagram profile already set up (but don't worry about posting images).

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a list of your favorite Instagrammers
an idea for an "Instameet" (a photo walk) you would like to attend
an introduction to a creative (email your teacher before class)
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
picture books or chapter books
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
something handmade (soap, candles, art, etc.)

About the teacher, Dawn Olsen

Dawn is a native Iowan, an Indy resident, and an Oxford comma addict. She is enamored with reading, writing, historic buildings, cats, and Oreos. She writes for Pivot Marketing, but she also is an administrator for the local Instagram community, @igersindy. When she's not working, Dawn is en route--on the road, on a train, on a trip.

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Feb 25, 2016 Thursday
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

For those who have taken Problem Solving 101, on Design Thinking, but wish to further drill down on the issues, expand your thinking on it or get specific feedback, this class will give you an opportunity to share with third-party participants how you applied design thinking to your problem and where you are getting stuck. This is a chance to get direct feedback, outside your organization or effort, from people not invested in any particular outcome. Participants will gain a better understanding of why this “non-investment” is important, the value of multiple perspectives and the nature of “letting go” of the need to manage the process. This small group coaching session will provide you with critical and creative feedback on your designed solution, and, a list of action steps for solution generation or solution implementation.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a locally made good/surprise
a one-on-one sewing lesson (email your teacher before class to schedule)
a quality item of vintage clothing from the 60s, 70s or 80s
a quality used or vintage book ((literary, philosophical, cultural topics preferred)
a quality vintage vinyl record from the 60s, 70s or 80s
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
the problem you are working on that you can share with the class

About the teacher, Amy Rubin

Amy is a writer, vintage-lover, creative and social entrepreneur. She fights for social justice, against anti-intellectualism and anticipates the coming of a Poetic Economy. She may very well be a Neo Transcendentalist.

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Mar 12, 2016 Saturday
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Did you know that there are thousands of sewing patterns online? You can download them to your computer, and print them from a home printer! In this class students will learn the benefits of downloadable patterns, where to find them (for free and for sale), and how to assemble and use them. *If you have extra scissors and/or tape you are willing to share please bring them!

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a live plant
a local or handmade surprise
a treat to share with the class
an hour DSLR photography lesson
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
extra tape or scissors to share
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
old craft materials that you have sitting around that you want to get rid of
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Madeline Stage

Madeline Stage is a creative business owner with special interests in pattern design as well as using up unwanted craft materials. She has been sewing and patterning since she was 7, studied it in college, and is now making a living out of it. In her spare time she likes to run, swing dance, try new things, read, be outdoors, make funny faces at her husband, and share her love of creating!

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