May 31, 2016 Tuesday

Trade for Change: Media Relations

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
ArtBar - NSCAD Store Front
1873 Granville St
Halifax CA

Unlike corporations, governments, and universities, most activists don’t have access to a PR department to handle their media relations. A good media strategy, and tight media messaging, is key to mobilizing the masses, throwing a at-capacity event and even changing government policy. Learn about message boxes, media advisories and press releases, and creative ways to woo the media.

Bring one of the following:
Gluten free, dairy free, soy free baked goods
Graphic design services
Wordpress support

About the teacher, Rebecca Rose

Facilitator Rebecca Rose is a Ryerson Journalism graduate and freelance writer. She has spent over 10 years on the other side of the camera/microphone/tape recorder as a spokesperson for non-profit and community groups including the Canadian Federation of Students, the Dyke and Trans March, the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP), Leave Out Violence (LOVE) Nova Scotia and the Canadian Freelance Union.

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Jun 5, 2016 Sunday

Juggling!

2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Commons
Cornwallis/North Park
Halifax CA

Juggling is one of my main passions. It is fascinating what can be explored in the realm of manipulation -- the variations in pattern and object is infinite. Basic juggling uses balls (in which the possibilities are also infinite), but participants in this workshop are encouraged to bring whatever object(s) they are curious about manipulating. Drumsticks, kitchen bowls, bottles...as long as they're not breakable! In case it's rainign we'll meet at 2637 Agricola Street.

Bring one of the following:
any type of ball you may have
anything home-made, food or craft
collaborators for act creation
massage/reiki/general T.L.C.
your presence

About the teacher, Jesse Reimer-Watts

Jesse gARTh Reimer-Watts loves the circus arts and has been training at Halifax Circus and elsewhere for the last 5 years. Juggling is one of his main passions

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Jun 8, 2016 Wednesday
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Join us at Trade School Halifax 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! If you have a clipboard or 8''x10''-ish hard drawing surface, please feel free to bring it. All other materials are supplied!

Bring one of the following:
Children's story books
Apple cider
Art supplies you're not using anymore (fabric, embroidery floss, pencils, etc.)
Chocolate
Corks from wine bottles

About the teacher, Amber Solberg

With an eye for the odd, Amber Solberg works as an illustrator and art instructor. Hailing from Alberta, she headed east to the ocean and now lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since receiving a Visual Arts Diploma from Red Deer College (2009) and an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD University (2013), she's been finding that science, storytelling, watercolours, and humour are her jam (although not what she'd want on toast).

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Jul 6, 2016 Wednesday

Bookbinding for Beginners

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Get in a bit of a bind with the Halifax 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:
Snacks for the class
House plants
Postage stamps
Wine or beer
Your own papers (if you have any that you want to use like maps or scrapbook, etc.)

About the teacher, Amber Solberg

With an eye for the odd, Amber Solberg works as an illustrator and art instructor. Hailing from Alberta, she headed east to the ocean and now lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since receiving a Visual Arts Diploma from Red Deer College (2009) and an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD University (2013), she's been finding that science, storytelling, watercolours, and humour are her jam (although not what she'd want on toast).

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Jul 21, 2016 Thursday
Halifax Central Library
Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3J 1E9, Kanada CA

Trust is fundamental to healthy, cooperative relationships - especially in the workplace. This talk aims to dig deep into why trust is so critical, what can be done to build it, and what the consequences are if it's ignored. The talk will set the framework, however, I hope everyone in attendance will be willing to participate in an open discussion afterwards with their thoughts and experiences.

Bring one of the following:
Questions

About the teacher, Stefan Ferron

Stefan Ferron believes that trust forms the foundation of all human relationships, especially in the workplace. After a decade in private business he has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of trust at work. His aim is to promote a positive shift in workplace culture.

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