Feb 21, 2015 Saturday
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

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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Feb 24, 2015 Tuesday
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style. In this class, we’ll learn the basics of refashioning and then practice using our new skills to add a pocket to a garment from your closet! Trade School will supply everything except the garment you choose to add a pocket to. It’s recommended you know the basics of operating a sewing machine (threading, forward & backward stitching & sewing straight seams) since we will be using sewing machines in class. We can also do a short tutorial for any beginners. It’s getting cold outside! These barter items will benefit the Salvation Army Women’s Shelter on Alabama St.

Bring one of the following:
a mix of toiletries (deodorant, travel-size lotion or shampoo, razors, sanitary pads, tampons, baby wipes)
combs or hair brushes
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your working sewing machine for student use during class (make sure it has thread, a full bobbin & a good needle please!)

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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Feb 25, 2015 Wednesday

Cake Scraps to Cake Pops

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Cake pops are totally the new thing and you know you want to try out the latest trend for yourself! Using leftover cake, you can turn your cake scraps into tasty, adorable mini cake pops. Leave the stress and mess at home and join us for a hands-on baking class! The only thing you’ll need to bring is an apron and something to take home your cake pops in (unless you eat them all in class, like we plan on doing).

Bring one of the following:
gourmet chocolate
handmade Valentines to send out next year
knit or crochet surprises
natural soap bars
real honey bee honey
unique kitchen gadgets
various yarn balls
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Amanda Lloyd-Jones

Although she is a baker by profession, Amanda strives to continually expand her knowledge of various new things and does not shy away from hard work in order to achieve a positive outcome. This makes for an enriching and full life at home, work and church. She also enjoys crafting and home improvement projects, especially when she's able to repurpose old items into whatever she's working on.

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Feb 28, 2015 Saturday
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Ready to take your clothing refashioning skills to the next level? Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style. In this class, we’ll explore many refashioning possibilities for sleeves and then practice using our new skills to refashion a garment of your choice. These skills can then be applied to any part of a garment! Trade School will supply everything except the garment you use for your sleeve refashion. Basic knowledge of how to operate a sewing machine (threading, forward & backward stitching, sewing straight seams & sewing curved seams) is highly recommended since we will be using sewing machines in class. It’s getting cold outside! These barter items will benefit the Salvation Army Women’s Shelter on Alabama St.

Bring one of the following:
a mix of toiletries (deodorant, travel-size lotion or shampoo, razors, sanitary pads, tampons, baby wipes)
combs or hair brushes
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your working sewing machine for student use during class (make sure it has thread, a full bobbin & a good needle please!)

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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Mar 14, 2015 Saturday

Teacher & Volunteer Info Session

10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Interested in teaching or volunteering with Trade School? We would love to have you! Teachers are accepted into our new teaching model we're calling Teaching Fellowships. Fellowships last for a year with a minimum requirement of teaching 3 classes on anything you want! Volunteers are accepted into the co-op by agreeing to spend 40 volunteer hours with us for a year. This will be 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. Teachers and volunteers are considered members and receive rad benefits. Visit our 'Get Involved' page for more information. For interested teachers, please be sure and fill out this short questionnaire prior to attending! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FhRTIlzEMP-HkXLjw8OH9CRekP-nuDJfVyD7EzCcRKQ/viewform

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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