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Giant Puppet Making

4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Brian's backyard
2731 Nothwood Terrace
Halifax CA

People will be a part of the creation of a giant puppet, and will be taught the basic skills and tools required for putting together such things. Open to all ages, kids encouraged. I am working on a giant elephant puppet, and will use this to teach/demo/workparty with. People should bring clothes they can paint in. no materials necessary.

Bring one of the following:
gluten free snacks
kombucha
old useless tentpoles(only fibreglass ones)

About the teacher, Brian Riley

I have worked and learned about making large scale puppets at Bread & Puppet theatre in vermont. I work with youth in Spryfield as the Artist-i-Residence at their highschool, and support a community driven circus group called 'Circus of The Normal'.

Vegan Cooking on a Budget

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax CA

We will cook a cheap, healthy, delicious and vegan meal together. Please bring something to add to the class, like a veggie, legume,spice, herb...so that we can eat after! I'm pretty good with creating a meal out of anything.

Bring one of the following:
Hand drumming lessons
Whatever you like

About the teacher, Kirsten Taggart

Owner and Chef of Wild Leek Food & Juice Bar. Passionate about veganism and simple living, started from the ground up!

Commons
Cornwallis/North Park
Halifax CA

Come hang out and learn to juggle! Learn some new flashy tricks! Meet others interested in the wonderful art of juggling! And obviously have lots of fun! Clubs and balls will be provided! Take home a set of 3 juggling balls! If the weather doesn't allow us to meet in the Commons come to the Mystic Harp Yoga Studio, just around the corner. It is on 5663 Cornwallis St, Suite 303.

Bring one of the following:
Dark Chocolate
Surprise Me
Tall Beer
Your Beautiful Self

About the teacher, Danger Mike

Mike is a true entertainer, and loves to leave a crowd grinning. Don’t take him lightly though, Mike can often be seen juggling clubs, torches, hatchets and blowtorches. He combines this with his balancing acts, a busking honed sense of humor to create The Mike Danger Show. He trains and performs closely with Halifax Circus! Mike also performs and travels with the maritime-based fire trope Industribe.

Dalhousie
University Avenue
Halifax CA

Do you like renewable energy? Do you like working with your hands? Do you like sharing skills, talking about energy, hugs, crafts, screen-printing or film making? Well then I think we may have a bit of fun together at Trade School! We're putting on a Solar Panel Workshop where we hope to complete one of our home-made, self-designed Photovoltaic solar panels! WHAT: We'll all be hanging out, building and facilitating anyone who would like to learn these skills! One may expect: - Soldering, resin casting, electrical connections and more! - Crafts, painting and patches. - Technical description of how solar energy works - Smiles, hugs and energy puns. The participants do not need any materials. We will bring 90% of what we would need to construct the panels. People just need to show with comfortable clothing! The room is No. 302 in the SUB, the student union building on 6136 University Av.

Bring one of the following:
A smile
A snack
A surprise
graphic design/website skills

About the teacher, If You Build It

If You Build It is an interdisciplinary collective and non-profit organization of friends working to make meaningful change through positive action in the community. Our inspiration comes from the desire to create awareness for sustainable alternative forms of energy. Much of our activity has been focused on engaging with the environmental and sustainability community thriving within Nova Scotia. Over the past two years If You Build It has engaged in two major projects. The first was to build a wind turbine for a family living in Tatamagouche, a village in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. The second has been focussed on building solar panels. We aren’t experts and we don’t aspire to be paid for any work we do. Our profit comes from learning, sharing and engaging with the environmental community in Nova Scotia. More info at www.ifyoubuildit.ca

Song Writing

1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
South House
6286 South Street
Halifax CA

Local singer-songwriter Ana Vido welcomes a creative space for people interested in songwriting to learn some of the basics, get down to the core of what makes music and words flow together. Ever felt like you could relate to a song so much that it defined a part of your life? Ever listened to the genius of your favourite artist and wish you could express in the same way? Well you can. The goal of this workshop is to discover your inner songwriter, fearlessly unleash the intimate vulnerability.

Bring one of the following:
anything
pottery/painting skills
skills for everyday loving and living
yoga

About the teacher, Ana Vido

After spending much time in her local Halifax, Ana recently graduated from the Dalhousie Master of Public Administration (MPA) program with a specialization in policy development. Her passion and curiosity lies both with improving the social conditions of life for others as well as trying to find time to balance her creative pursuits as a singer/songwriter.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

The concept of 'constructing civilizations' is a means to explore myth making, our humanity and a sense of place within an ecosystem. The workshop will be playful. This 2 hour workshop looks at introductory principals of Ecological Siting and how they relate to intentional and constructive inhabitation... a.k.a. 'good' design. It explores this both at a building and an interpersonal level. As the workshop is fairly condensed it will focus on introducing strategies for identifying and interacting with ecological edges. Examples of dynamic edges in nature will be explored, discussed and designed around (intertidal zone and the edge of a forest). Group and individual exercises will stress the importance of practice. The curriculum is unique in that it must be practiced lightly and curiously to be understood and to be effective.

Bring one of the following:
Beautiful old wooden or metal things
Food (of course (excluding excessive processed sugar)
Hardware, screws, brackets, bolts, etc.
Lighting fixtures that cast interesting shadows (possible old antique metal somethings)
Mirrors
Taller tripod
Tools: roofing square. combination square, jigsaw
Use of a bike trailer (at a future date)
Use of a truck or a trailer (at a future time)

About the teacher, Joshua Collins

Joshua Collins graduated with a Masters of Architecture three years ago and has taken to construction, education and artistic endeavours since graduating. He maintains a special emphasis on light and lightness in his practice.

South House
6286 South Street
Halifax CA

Lacto-fermentation is one of the oldest ways to preserve foods and it can work with a wide variety of vegetables: cabbage, turnip, carrots, onions, zucchini, etc. At this workshop you will slice vegetables, add salt, knead the sauerkraut, and leave with a bottle or two for your winter supply of vitamin C.

Bring one of the following:
Cabbage, turnip or other fall vegetable (again some will be available)
One or two large (quart/litre) jars with lids
Sharp knife or mandolin (some will be available)

About the teacher, Jim Sharpe

Jim is a gardener who always wondered how to store his fall vegetables. After attending Sandor Katz’s fermentation workshop this summer, he started making sauerkraut again and sharing his garden bounty with all who are interested.

Save the Seeds!

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Plan B
2180 Gottingen Street
Halifax CA

A discussion and hands-on seed saving demo. We’ll discuss pollination, isolation requirements and techniques for collecting seeds from a variety of different plants (focusing on edibles). We’ll also cover biennials and their overwintering needs, seed storage and breeding your own varieties. Hands-on threshing and cleaning of beans and brassicas and more. We have co-evolved with seeds for thousands of years, and without them we’re relying on corporate interests for the very basis of our food system. Help keep the seeds in the hands of the people... On that note, there will be free seeds!

Bring one of the following:
- A joke (bad puns if possible)
- Clean wine bottles or beer bottles with resealable lids (bonus points if they still contain wine or beer)
- Glass carboys of any size for brewing
- Large Mason Jars with lids
- Snacks and/or Birthday cake for the group (it’s my birthday!)
-A smile
-Seeds or a recipe with a story behind them

About the teacher, Owen Bridge

Owen Bridge is a farmer and seed saver, who runs Annapolis Seeds in Middleton. Saving seeds since the age of 10, he’s currently growing 2 acres of gardens and maintaining over 300 seed varieties (with lots of help from friends and community). Annapolis Seeds offers locally adapted seeds by mail order and at markets. When not farming or at markets you can find Owen foraging for mushrooms and wild herbs, exploring valley woodlands and waterfalls or playing the mandolin really badly.

Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax CA

Learn how to not be afraid of yeast, how bread-baking can soothe your stress and get a beginner's guide to making a basic vegan dough (which can be customized easily for loaves, buns, cinnamon rolls, pizza crust, and a lot more!).

Bring one of the following:
Dried or fresh herbs or flowers of any kind
A surprise
A tasty bread accompaniment - preserves, olive oil, balsamic vinegar for dipping
Vegan sea salt chocolate

About the teacher, Courtney Harris

Courtney is a budding herbalist, a theatre-making, bread-baking plant lover, originally from the Annapolis Valley. She is a creator of herbal self-care products (Coco Apothecary) and a lover of all things lavender.

DIY Dog Nail Trimming

4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Townhouse Backyard
2486 Chebucto Lane
Halifax CA

Get your dog's nails cut and learn some helpful tips for doing it yourself! There will be discussion of proper tools as well as advice for keeping your dogs happy while they are being groomed! If you have your own pet nail trimmers, feel free to bring them. We will help you cut your own dog's nails if you wish.

Bring one of the following:
A hug
Bowls
Mason jars
Skateboard bearings
Skateboard bushings
Useful things!

About the teacher, Zacc Paul

Zacc is an avid longboarder who has a deep love of dogs and has been working in dog grooming for 1.5 years.

Herbal Medicine Making 101!

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Sawadee Tea House
1871 Granville St
Halifax CA

Celebrate Health Sovereignty and heal yourself with your very own medicine! In this workshop we will explore different ways to make potent medicine from back yard weeds and wild-harvested medicinal plant allies. We will explore ethical wild-harvesting techniques, drying and storage, and the various methods of medicinal plant preparation and delivery including teas, oils, and tinctures. This workshop will also feature a hands-on alcohol-based tincture-making demonstration!

Bring one of the following:
large glass bottles with sealable tops (like beer bottles or jars, they must come with tops though)

About the teacher, Megan Tardif-Woolgar

Megan Tardif-Woolgar is a Registered Medical Herbalist with the Canadian Herbalist`s Association of BC. She offers private herbal consultations at her clinic and dispensary on the North Mountain. Megan custom-makes herbal formulas for individuals using organic alcohol-based tinctures. She also custom-makes herbal tea blends, capsules and creams. Herbal medicine can successfully treat most acute and chronic health conditions. MEGAN TARDIF-WOOLGAR, BSC. DIP. PHYT. RHT (CHA OF BC) MEDICAL HERBALIST 1994 Lily Lake Rd. Middleton, NS, B0S 1P0 902-825-2286 902-824-0547

Book-Binding for Beginners

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Plan B
2180 Gottingen Street
Halifax CA

Join us for two hours as we learn how different methods of book-binding. With a minimum of tools, we'll learn pamphlet stitch binding and Japanese Spine binding. The basic materials will all be supplied, but if you have some papers, posters, or collaged works you'd like to see recreated into something new, bring 'em on by!

Bring one of the following:
Apple cider
Good stories
Snacks for the class
Word of mouth business/ positive reviews (if you enjoy the class)
Your own interesting papers/posters/collaged works/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).

Self Care Toolkit

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
South House
6286 South Street
Halifax CA

Come swap self care tips for the colder months and build self care toolkits full of ways you can spoil yourself. The workshop will be a potluck style swap, bring things, recipes, or ideas that help you feel safe and happy in the winter months to share with the folks in attendance. In the words of the incredible Audre Lorde “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Please bring a container/ envelope you want to store your toolkit in. Looking forward to see you folks there!

Bring one of the following:
e.g. a package of your favourite tea or a playlist
self care ideas you want to swap
self care methods for the winter months

About the teacher, Carmella and Jude

Jude and Carmella speak to their passions of radical vulnerability and the political aspects of self preservation through a feminist perspective. The importance self care informs their work at The South House, a full time sexual and gender resource centre.

Life Drawing

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
OpenMicHouse
2539 Agricola St
Halifax CA

Learn some of the basics of drawing from life, explore different ways to interpret the body as a form, and collaborate with others during a live-model drawing session. Start off with discussing drawing techniques, ways to represent space and shapes, and how there (really) aren't any rules to drawing, followed up by a loose drawing session. To finish up, everyone will be welcomed to share their works if they wish! This workshop is for every and any skill level, even if you've never picked up a pencil. If you're comfortable with modeling, there will hopefully be a cycle of people so everyone can get a chance to draw, just let us know when you sign up!

Bring one of the following:
An old lamp
Any supplies to work with: pencils, pens, paint, paper, drawing boards...
Old fabric scraps or art supplies
Vegan snacks or tea for the group
Yourself as a voluntary model (nude or not)

About the teacher, Charvel Rappos

Charvel likes to draw with friends.

Say Hello to Me!

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Mystic Harp Yoga Studio
5663 Cornwallis St
Halifax, NS B3K CA

Movement is an essential need for each person, and each person's body moves in a different way. The first thing to learn is how to send your awareness inside, and listen to you muscles and bones and nerves so that movement can be a happy thing, not scary. Through practices like contact improvisation, tumbling, stretching and clowning we will explore what it is to be in our bodies, alone and as part of a group. Things to bring: clothes that allow a full range of movement

Bring one of the following:
a houselamp
glass jar
something, anything from your heart

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

Vegan basics!

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax CA

Learn how to make simple vegan recipes that will help you transition into a plant based diet. We will not use nuts for cooking our meal during the workshop. In case you're severely allergic, please know that normally the kitchen is used for recipes than involve nuts.

Bring one of the following:
Items to contribute to the class meal
Veggies

About the teacher, Kirsten Taggart

Owner and Chef of Wild Leek Food & Juice Bar. Passionate about veganism and simple living, started from the ground up!

Blanket Exercise workshop

7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

The Blanket Exercise is an interactive, educational exercise on Indigenous rights developed by KAIROS Canada to teach about the histories of the land and of colonization in Canada. The activity offers a hands-on way to explore the nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, to work towards reconciliation, and to empower folks in building bridges of understanding and respect. It takes about an hour to run the exercise, which uses blankets to represent the lands of what is now Canada, and participants represent the First Peoples - responding to various cues in a script read by the narrators that takes the participants through history, up until the present.

Bring one of the following:
A Blanket
Snacks

About the teacher, Killa and Zoé

Killa and Zoé are volunteers with Canadian Roots Exchange, an organization that works to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth across Canada. CRE is dedicated to breaking down stereotypes, opening spaces for dialogue and buidling honest relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people living on this land.

Smitten with knittin'

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax CA

Hey you! Are you tired of being called a couch potato? Are you too cold to go outside? Do you desire to be a furious multitasker? Sounds like you should be KNITTING. Knitting [nit-ing] : the act of forming a fabric by looping a continuous yarn. By the end of the class you'll be a knitting machine. Nobody will be able to call you lazy when your fingers are moving so fast. As your fingers exercise in the wool your body temperature will increase and melt the snow outside. All this can be done while watching tv on a couch! AND you'll make a sweet scarf or something. Bring yarn and needles if you have them. Extras available if you don't have your own.

Bring one of the following:
House plants
Toilet paper

About the teacher, Leah Ellis

Leah Ellis - prodigy knitting child of The Cupboard! In her professional life, she is on the brink of scientific breakthrough, and by night - Leah spends countless hours either at her local stitch n' bitch or walking her cute dog pumpernickel.

Winter Health + Immunity

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax CA

Learn to take care of yourself through the long chilly winter. We will cover nutrition for mental health, boosting immunity during cold season, and some witchy kitchen tips for cheap and easy.

Bring one of the following:
a jar (if you would like to take some ferments home)
sewing or crochet lessons
snacks / spirits to share
veggies to ferment: radish, carrot, cabbage, beets
yarn / wool

About the teacher, Nicole

Nicole is a body-positive holistic nutritionist, amateur witch, and voracious knitter.

Mystic Harp Yoga Studio
5663 Cornwallis St
Halifax, NS B3K CA

This beginner class is an intro to partner acrobatic yoga. There is no experience or partner required. NOTE ** There will be a yoga class ending at 8:30pm, so PLEASE ARRIVE at 8:45pm. Thank you.

Bring one of the following:
Whatever you'd like

About the teacher, Schuyler Vromans

Schuyler Vromans is a registered massage therapist and an acroyoga enthusiast. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of partner acrobatic yoga and helping the acroyoga community grow in Halifax.

South House
6286 South Street
Halifax CA

This workshop will cover the basics of making kombucha. We'll cover what a SCOBY is, how to make komucha yourself and taste some kombucha. As well we'll talk about how fermentation can be an avenue for social change and taste some of my more recent fermentation experiments. Bring along a jar (or other vessel) and take home your very own SCOBY!

Bring one of the following:
house plants (please, no spider plants)
incense
something home-made

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.

Fertility and Cycle Awareness

1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Sawadee Tea House
1871 Granville St
Halifax CA

Learn about the organs of human reproduction, male virility and female fertility. We will discuss women’s cycles and how to recognize the signs of ovulation. Other topics will include: sperm, menstruation, menopause, PMS, puberty, pregnancy, birth control, charting fertility signs, and the lunar calendar.

Bring one of the following:
Dried mung beans
yoga mats (if you have an extra one or one that's not being used,or maybe retired because you got yourself a new mat)
Your questions

About the teacher, Shannon

Shannon is fascinated with the natural world inside our bodies and outside in the wilderness. She spends her time doing yoga, meditating, reading, studying anatomy, swimming in the ocean, and going for walks in the woods. She has been teaching yoga since 2010, founded Ocean Yoga in June 2013, and has been practicing fertility awareness for 4 years. Click here to go to Shannon's blog: oshanyoga.tumblr.com

Drawing to Music

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

This workshop is an exploration of how art and music go hand in hand. How does music evoke emotion and memory and how does it translate into visual art? Our time will consist of a variety of drawing activities centered around music, reflective writing and group discussion, and a brief lesson on the social and historical conext of "drawing to music." No previous experience in art or music required.

Bring one of the following:
An open mind, friendship, and gratitude
If you are musical, feel free to bring along an instrument to improvise with. This can make the evening even more special.
Sketchbook or drawing paper, materials

About the teacher, Aislin

Aislin Mac Donald is a visual artist whose work is concentrated on the exploration of space and the connections between art and music. She mainly works in drawing, painting and sound art. Aislin is also an accomplished musician and loves to compose music on the guitar. For her job, Aislin teaches private drawing and painting classes. She is in love with teaching and the energy it gives her. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University. Currently, Aislin is in the process of selecting a school to pursue her Master of Architecture. She dreams of becoming an architect and Fine Arts professor.

Vegan Baking

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax CA

Vegan Baking: Learn how to bake vegan treats with wholesome ingredients and lots of love.

Bring one of the following:
Veggies

About the teacher, Kirsten Taggart

Owner and Chef of Wild Leek Food & Juice Bar. Passionate about veganism and simple living, started from the ground up!

Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax CA

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 (http://eraserheader.ca) is a visual artist dedicated to enriching the visual artist community of Halifax through workshops, speaking engagements and public events. A designer by day and an avid figure drawer by night, Alison heads up the East Coast Creative Collective (http://e3chalifax.ca), a monthly meetup for designers, illustrators and animators. She is ruled by two pet parrots, and that's why she needs fruit and paper transfers!

The Ecology Of Farming

2:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.
South House
6286 South Street
Halifax CA

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.

Resumes 101

2:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.
iMOVe - in my own voice arts association
2439 Gottingen (Corner to Uniacke)
Halifax CA

Are your resume/cover letter out of date or getting no love on the job hunt? Bring your laptop (if you want) and create a relevant, clear resume for your next career.

Bring one of the following:
a snack to share with fellow trade-schoolers
a surprise

About the teacher, Kate Wright

Kate Wright has instructed courses in resume writing and employment skills. Over the past ten years, she has tailored her own resume to work in non-profit, education, childcare, sales, and food service,

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Due to an ongoing interest in reconciliation workshops, Canadian Roots youth volunteers are back to host the Blanket Exercise for a second time this year. The Blanket Exercise is an interactive, educational exercise on Indigenous rights developed by KAIROS Canada to teach about the histories of the land and of colonization in Canada. The activity offers a hands-on way to explore the nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, to work towards reconciliation, and to empower folks in building bridges of understanding and respect. It takes about an hour to run the exercise, which uses blankets to represent the lands of what is now Canada, and participants represent the First Peoples - responding to various cues in a script read by the narrators that takes the participants through history, up until the present.

Bring one of the following:
Blankets (just old blankets!)
Snacks

About the teacher, Killa and Zoé

Killa and Zoé are volunteers with Canadian Roots Exchange, an organization that works to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth across Canada. CRE is dedicated to breaking down stereotypes, opening spaces for dialogue and buidling honest relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people living on this land.

South House
6286 South Street
Halifax CA

Do you like renewable energy? Do you like working with your hands? Do you like sharing skills, talking about energy, hugs, crafts, screen-printing or film making? Well then we may have a bit of fun together at Trade School! We're putting on a Solar Panel Workshop where we hope to complete one of our home-made, self-designed Photovoltaic solar panels! WHAT: We'll all be hanging out, building and facilitating anyone who would like to learn these skills! This ime we will focus on soldering, soon to be followed by another workshop about wiring. Of course we will also introduce you to the general basics around solar panels. The participants do not need any materials. We will bring 90% of what we would need to construct the panels. People just need to show with comfortable clothing! The exact location will be announced. Stay tuned!

Bring one of the following:
Smiles
Snacks
Surprise

About the teacher, If You Build It

If You Build It is an interdisciplinary collective and non-profit organization of friends working to make meaningful change through positive action in the community. Our inspiration comes from the desire to create awareness for sustainable alternative forms of energy. Much of our activity has been focused on engaging with the environmental and sustainability community thriving within Nova Scotia. Over the past two years If You Build It has engaged in two major projects. The first was to build a wind turbine for a family living in Tatamagouche, a village in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. The second has been focussed on building solar panels. We aren’t experts and we don’t aspire to be paid for any work we do. Our profit comes from learning, sharing and engaging with the environmental community in Nova Scotia. More info at www.ifyoubuildit.ca

Gift Circle the fifth

2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

WE WILL HAVE A FOURTH ONE! Our first meetings were great, therefore we will try to meet on a regular basis, every 2 - 4 weeks. 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 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 evenings 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.

Plan B
2180 Gottingen Street
Halifax CA

Many of us have heard about the law of attraction and the idea that if we think positive thoughts we'll attract positive things. But is it really about positive thinking? Not exactly. Author and entrepreneur Ricky Goodall goes beyond the law of attraction and shares what has discovered are the necessary aspects of creating the life of our dreams.

Bring one of the following:
poems or drawings about happiness

About the teacher, Ricky Goodall

Ricky Goodall is a former professional mixed martial artist, nutrition coach and entrepreneur. He has opened four wellness businesses including his most recent The Nutrition Blueprint, a nutrition coaching service and Elevated Wellness Center. He offers various types of coaching including nutrition, meditation, business and is in the process of creating a Wellness Mentorship Certification course. He has also recently finished writing his first book The Elements, which is a strategic guide to manifesting the life of your dreams.

Beginner Acroyoga

9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Commons
Cornwallis/North Park
Halifax CA

Partner Acroyoga is a practice that consists of 2 or more people, one person as the base, lifting and supporting another as the flyer in static or dynamic postures and sequences. The base may be in a lying or standing position and there are also transitions between positions. It's just lots of fun!!! We're meeting at the Halifax commons by cornwallis street. The class is weather dependent! Bring a yoga mat if you have one

Bring one of the following:
Whatever you'd like!

About the teacher, Schuyler Vromans

Schuyler Vromans is a registered massage therapist and an acroyoga enthusiast. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of partner acrobatic yoga and helping the acroyoga community grow in Halifax.

Building Fairy Houses

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Fort Needham Memorial Park
Halifax, NS B3K 3N9
Halifax CA

I am gathering people together to build as many fairy houses as possible in the city of Halifax. A fairy house is a little haven, created from elements of nature (stones, twigs, bark, leaves, etc) that can help house the tiny fairies roaming our Halifax streets. I am calling on anyone to lend a hand to scavenge the land for perfect building materials and find the most magical places in Halifax to create small dwelling places. The city is big and busy, and often we forget that little moments of beauty exist in the trees and parks and grasses. Lets explore and create outisde! This is an ongoing project that you can bring anywhere, your home, the woods, the lakes, the beach, school, work, etc. My goal is to initiate building fairy houses far and wide and to spread the joy of feeling connected with nature wherever we are. We'll meet at the entrance on Novalea Drive and Hennessey Place at 4pm and stroll around Fort Needham. Drop in and out whenever you want!

Bring one of the following:
Anything from nature to build fairy houses
Fun!

About the teacher, Rena Thomas

Rena Thomas is an artist, nanny, care provider and doula living in Halifax. She loves jumping in cold lakes, being outside, cooking soup, singing with a fun choir and jamming with acro-yoga pals!

So you wanna learn figure drawing?

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

Interested in drawing the human figure but feel intimidated to start? Are you drawing people from photographs and looking for new ways to breath life into your sketches? This workshop is ideal for beginner artists who may have never attended a figure drawing class before, or an artist who is looking for tips and tricks on getting more out of drawing people dynamically. Spend 2 hours exploring short pose techniques with a live (clothed) model! Our goal is to have fun exploring the figure and capturing movement, not creating perfect masterpieces. Come with your sketch pads, paper and any drawing material you prefer. Please bring your own easels and drawing benches if you have any!

Bring one of the following:
(Alison lives with 3 parrots who love fruit and to shred bus transfers!)
Fresh fruit (uncut, no melons)
Old bus transfers

About the teacher, Alison

Alison Knott (http://eraserheader.ca) is a visual artist dedicated to enriching the visual artist community of Halifax through workshops, speaking engagements and public events. A designer by day and an avid figure drawer by night, Alison heads up the East Coast Creative Collective (http://e3chalifax.ca), a monthly meetup for designers, illustrators and animators. She is ruled by two pet parrots, and that's why she needs fruit and paper transfers!

Plan B
2180 Gottingen Street
Halifax CA

After the Tatamagouche Free School some of us thought that we could use a workshop on how to give a workshop. If our workshop-giving skills were more effective, we’d have a better time sharing our numerous talents, interests and skills in a way that doesn’t replicate the power relations too-often present in our normal learning environments. Moreover, if more of us felt qualified to lead workshops for our neighbours, we might continue to grow culture of sharing. In this workshop we’ll talk about what makes a good workshop, and what makes a bad workshop, and we’ll brainstorm ideas for new workshops and structures for what those workshops might look like. Bring your memories from past workshops and ideas for future workshops. We are pleased to be able to facilitate your participation by offering complimentary bus tickets and childcare reimbursement. Bus tickets will be available at the event. If you would like to access the childcare fund ($15/h), please email tradeschoolhalifax@gmail.com before the day of the event.

Bring one of the following:
Pantry food
Winter tires for a 1984 Toyota van, installation of said tires,advise about how to install winter yourself, brake fluid, power steering fluid, engine oil, gasoline, winter windshield wipers, and other car maintenance knowledge, tools and skills

About the teacher, Zach

Zachary Gough is an artist and student/teacher who works collaboratively and responsively with other artists, community groups and organizations to promote alternative economic systems and toward deconstructing the capitalist viral value paradigm and its manifestations. He often uses participatory and immaterial media, such as radio and performance, to address materialist concerns, such as labour, power, debt, education, and liberation. Zach is a graduate of the art and social practice MFA program at Portland State University in Oregon. zacharygough.ca

How to Grow Vegetables Indoors

1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Dalhousie
University Avenue
Halifax CA

Dalhousie Community Garden is hosting a workshop on easy it is to grow vegetables indoors in containers, how to sprout, grow microgreens, and keep greens things in your kitchen all winter long! We will talk about all the important factors: soil, light, and air. We have seeds to share, and participants may take home some sprouting seeds as well as some vegetable or herb seeds to take home with them! We will also go over some seed saving techniques.

Bring one of the following:
Extra seeds you would like to share
Snack to share

About the teacher, April Bartlett

April Bartlett works for the Dalhousie Urban Garden Society, a student run society that encourages and assists our community members explore the benefits of growing one's own food and growing food for others! We are a small organic and pesticide free garden where we experiment with different methods of growing. We have our own seed library shared with the student community, and engage in projects that develop the physical garden space and share new information and skills with our community.

Indoor Vegetable Growing

1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Dalhousie
University Avenue
Halifax CA

Dalhousie Community Garden is hosting a workshop on easy it is to grow vegetables indoors in containers, how to sprout, grow microgreens, and keep greens things in your kitchen all winter long! We will talk about all the important factors: soil, light, and air. We have seeds to share, and participants may take home some sprouting seeds as well as some vegetable or herb seeds to take home with them! We will also go over some seed saving techniques. The workshop takes place in room 302 in the SUB (3rd floor, Student Union Building) on 6136 University Ave, Dalhousie Campus.

Bring one of the following:
extra seeds you would like to share
snack to share!

About the teacher, April Bartlett

April Bartlett works for the Dalhousie Urban Garden Society, a student run society that encourages and assists our community members explore the benefits of growing one's own food and growing food for others! We are a small organic and pesticide free garden where we experiment with different methods of growing. We have our own seed library shared with the student community, and engage in projects that develop the physical garden space and share new information and skills with our community.

Piñata Making

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Halifax Central Library: Creative Lab
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax CA

Would you like to make an AMAZING piñata without the mess of paper mâché? It's easy to make your own with a cardboard box, hot glue, and crêpe paper! If you can draw a shape, you can make a impressive piñata for your next party. This workshop is geared to adults, but open to children and teens 10+. We will provide scissors, glue guns, markers, and instruction in techniques. Please bring a large cardboard box, an idea of what you want to make your pinata of, scissors, and tissue or streamer paper for decorating if you want a specific color. Paper is key to make your piñata exactly the way you want it to be. Please contact the facilitator for additional information.

Bring one of the following:
Ideas

About the teacher, Kate Wright

Kate Wright is a teacher and crafter with a decade of experience instructing children and adults.Her first piñata was of Bart Simpson.

Plan B
2180 Gottingen Street
Halifax CA

Learn the bare-bones basics of Illustrator and Indesign. We'll cover making and editing vectors in Illustrator and basic layout for a poster in Indesign. If you don't own a copy of the Illustrator and InDesign please download the free 30-day a trial version from Adobe Creative Suite prior to the workshop so you can follow along! We are pleased to be able to facilitate your participation by offering complimentary bus tickets and childcare reimbursement. Bus tickets will be available at the event. If you would like to access the childcare fund ($15/h), please email tradeschoolhalifax@gmail.com before the day of the event.

Bring one of the following:
Dairy-free Snacks or Food Items
Help with my taxes

About the teacher, Emily Davidson

Born under prairie skies Emily Davidson moved east to attend NSCAD University (BFA ’09). Emily was trained as a printmaker. She cut her teeth as an activist at the Student Union of NSCAD (SUNSCAD). She was came to graphic design by making the materials for various rallies and campaigns in Halifax. She is an avid letterpress printer, screen printer, zine maker and artist. She currently combines her passion for fighting against tuition fees and making beautiful posters as the Graphic Designer and Campaigns Coordinator at the Dalhousie Student Union.

Yes, and... an Improv workshop!

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

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your Ideas

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

The Good Food Emporium
2186 Windsor Street
Halifax, West End CA

How we think about the world and our place in it matters. Social change and social justice aren't just about social movements and collective action, they're also about ideas - why society is the way it is, who benefits and who pays, how the world might be different, how we might get there. In this workshop we'll take a tour through some key concepts advanced by radical political thinkers (alienation, exploitation, hegemony, liberation, oppression, revolution) and consider them in relation to actual struggles for radical social change and social justice to see if and how they "work" in the world.

Bring one of the following:
Ideas
Vegetarian Snacks

About the teacher, Alex Khasnabish

Alex Khasnabish teaches sociology and anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University and is co-director (with Max Haiven) of the Radical Imagination Project. With a history in social justice activism and organizing, today Alex seeks to research, educate, and write with radical anti-authoritarian and anti-capitalist movements as a way of contributing to radical social change.

Modern Meditation for Beginners

11:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.
Elevated Wellness Center
2411 Agricola St.
Halifax CA

Meditation instructor Ricky Goodall is looking to teach you how to meditate in three easy steps in his Meditation for Beginners workshop for Trade School. Ricky is trained in Transcendental Meditation and a certified instructor in Vipassana Meditation. All you need to bring is a comfortable set of clothes and an open mind!

Bring one of the following:
Tell a joke!

About the teacher, Ricky Goodall

Ricky Goodall is a former professional mixed martial artist, nutrition coach and entrepreneur. He has opened four wellness businesses including his most recent The Nutrition Blueprint, a nutrition coaching service and Elevated Wellness Center. He offers various types of coaching including nutrition, meditation, business and is in the process of creating a Wellness Mentorship Certification course. He has also recently finished writing his first book The Elements, which is a strategic guide to manifesting the life of your dreams.

ArtBar - NSCAD Store Front
1873 Granville St
Halifax CA

Powerful and beautiful movements including Black Lives Matter, No One is Illegal and Idle No More are challenging the racialized power structures of our society. Yet virulent, reactionary racism is on the rise in our communities. Many of us feel heartbroken, furious and helpless in the face of growing racist sentiment. While many of us want to confront oppressive attitiudes and ideas when we encounter them, most of us become fearful or tongue-tied when it comes to articulating ourselves in public or with people who might disagree. But we know it will take more than sarcastic reposts and outraged tweets and likes to overcome the tide of bigotry that is washing over society today. We need to train ourselves and find the courage to confront and refute ignorance, fear and hateful and oppressive attitudes. But these skills don’t come naturally; they need to be cultivated. This workshop will help us develop our capacities and confidence to talk one-on-one to other people about racism and other difficult but crucial topics. We’ll begin by going over some theory about how racism and oppression works on the imagination. We’ll brainstorm common arguments and good responses. We’ll review useful techniques and deescalation tactics. We’ll role-play some difficult and some funny situations. And then we’ll take it to the streets, pairing up to practice our new skills with strangers in the public sphere. Finally, we’ll debrief together. This workshop is geared towards beginners. No experience is necessary. Racism and other forms of oppression are systemic and structural and will not be overcome simply by convincing people to think or feel differently. However, it is still important for us, especially those of us who hold different forms of power and privilege, to take responsibility for educating ourselves and those around us and for addressing oppressive attitudes and behaviours where we find them. This is a small part of a process of collective liberation, towards building stronger forms of solidarity that can change the world.

Bring one of the following:
Resilient houseplants
> Someone to walk my very sweet dog once a week for a few weeks (Tuesdays orThursdays, preferably)
Snacks

About the teacher, Max Haiven

Max Haiven is co-director of the Radical Imagination Project (radicalimagination.org) and teaches cultural studies and political economy at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He has been involved in a wide range of struggles, including anti-imperialist, Indigenous solidarity and anti-racist initiatives.

Halifax Central Library
Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3J 1E9, Kanada CA

Mozart had money problems, so does Radio Mozart" is the fundraising pitch used by an independent internet radio station from Marseilles, France which plays classical music. All left wing and radical organizations need money and in this seminar you will learn about how to get money, how to fundraise and how to grow money for your cause. Find us in room 301 on the 3rd floor! We will start between 7 and 7.15pm!

Bring one of the following:
Questions

About the teacher, Judy Haiven

Judy Haiven teaches industrial relations in the Management Dept at Saint Mary's University. She is the chair of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-NS. She has raised money for the CCPA-NS, as well as organizations including for a sexual assault centre, a radical magazine, pro-palestinian and anti-occupation groups and more.

Halifax Central Library: Creative Lab
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax CA

This workshops aims to facilitate a conversation and create a safe space for those to discuss what being queer (or whichever label you like, or no label at all) means to each person, and what we need from one another in our communities. We will touch on the history of sexuality, and the importance and validity of sexual fluidity. Stereotypes, implicit beliefs, and media portrayals will be topics of conversation, with small discussion groups. Age: 14+

Bring one of the following:
Questions

About the teacher, Tia Larkin

Tia Larkin lives her life as a queer woman. She has done her undergrad in Psychology and her MA in Family Studies and Gerontology focusing on Bisexual coming out experiences. She has sat on panels and talks in the community on bisexuality specifically. Her next step is hopefully a Counselling degree. She loves animals, karaoke, anything with caffeine in it, and a good 90s tune.

Pastry Making 101

2:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Veith House
3115 Veith St
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9 CA

Come and join us in the Veith House kitchen for a workshop on pastry making! The pastry can be used for pie, or tarts, as in butter tarts. We will have aluminum pie plates and a couple of muffin pans for tarts, but please bring your own muffin pan to be on the safe sides if you would like to try tarts. Another option is to make the pie shell and take it home, unfilled and freeze it for future use. Some of the ingredients (white flour and shortening) will be supplied, but others you need to bring yourself: * a rolling pin if you have one. Or a tall tumbler. cylindrical. * about 8 apples for a pie. (I suggest MacIntosh. a tart-tasting apple is best. Absolutely no Delicious apples.) * 1 cup of brown sugar * if you are thinking of butter tarts: 1 c. brown sugar, 2 eggs, some raisins. From the assemblage of ingredients to the rolling out of the dough it will take about 45 min. The filling will take about 30 min. and the baking about 30 min. Or, alternatively one may take their pie uncooked and bake at home (350 degrees for 30-40 min.) .

Bring one of the following:
Just bring your own ingredients! (apples, sugar etc) and tools

About the teacher, Lois McVannel

I am a retired music teacher and enjoy baking and drinking tea. I bicycle, (don’t own a car), read good books, and play piano.

The Good Food Emporium
2186 Windsor Street
Halifax, West End CA

This workshop responds to mounting pressure for 'trigger-warnings' in classrooms, community groups, workplaces and during cultural events. In many ways, trigger warnings can help to validate and draw attention to the complexities of life after traumatic experience. However, un-critical use of the practice can also exacerbate troubling cultural tendencies to avoid and stigmatize public expression of emotion and insulate highly privileged individuals from experiencing the discomfort of identifying their privilege or appropriately responding to collective harms that they may be implicated in. Workshop participants will be asked to explore the notion of trauma-informed practice in community-based settings and to critically explore anti-oppressive responses to trauma. What does trauma-informed radical practice look like? How can we advocate for multiple, diverse and appropriate responses to trauma? How could these (multiple) practices serve broader projects of transformative justice, heal relationships and place consent and vulnerability at the center of our collective desire for a less harmful world?

Bring one of the following:
Questions

About the teacher, Prof. Ardath Whynacht

Ardath is a feminist artist-scholar who is curious about the ways in which we respond to and think about 'harm' and violence. Her doctoral research explored notions of dis/order, trauma and incarceration and she teaches and makes art with youth living as federally-sentenced offenders or as patients in secure mental health facilities. She is a PhD Candidate at Concordia University and holds a faculty appointment in Sociology at Mount Allison University. She is a founding a member of Phin Performing Arts and YOUth Against Stigma and maintains a solid committment to rabble-rousing, mischief-making and the long and difficult process of transformative justice.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Interested in drawing the human figure but feel intimidated to start? Are you drawing people from photographs and looking for new ways to breath life into your sketches? This workshop is ideal for beginner artists who may have never attended a figure drawing class before, or an artist who is looking for tips and tricks on getting more out of drawing people dynamically. Spend 2 hours exploring short pose techniques with a live (clothed) model! Our goal is to have fun exploring the figure and capturing movement, not creating perfect masterpieces. Come with your sketch pads, paper and any drawing material you prefer. Please bring your own easels and drawing benches if you have any.

Bring one of the following:
Fresh Fruit (unpeeled)
Old Bus Transfers

About the teacher, Alison

Alison Knott (http://eraserheader.ca) is a visual artist dedicated to enriching the visual artist community of Halifax through workshops, speaking engagements and public events. A designer by day and an avid figure drawer by night, Alison heads up the East Coast Creative Collective (http://e3chalifax.ca), a monthly meetup for designers, illustrators and animators. She is ruled by two pet parrots, and that's why she needs fruit and paper transfers!

Improve Your Use Of Type!

10:30p.m. to 12:00a.m.
Plan B
2180 Gottingen Street
Halifax CA

Do you know how to combine different fonts without it looking amateur? Do you recognize a great piece of art that incorporates type but can't convey how? Do you just want to make fancier or more professional printouts for your job or next DIY project? Then come and be enlighten about the wonderful world of type! This workshop will involve us getting into groups to practice what we learn. It is ideal for illustrators, crafters, doodlers - anyone who wants to improve their typography skills! What we will cover: - typography basics like kerning, leading, etc - how to combine different fonts aesthetically and with purpose - style and type libraries resources What to Bring: - something to take notes with (a must!) - samples of your work to share with the group (only if you want to, this helps everyone to see where you are with typography)

Bring one of the following:
A pun or joke
Old bus transfers
Uncut and unwashed fruit

About the teacher, Alison

Alison Knott (http://eraserheader.ca) is a visual artist dedicated to enriching the visual artist community of Halifax through workshops, speaking engagements and public events. A designer by day and an avid figure drawer by night, Alison heads up the East Coast Creative Collective (http://e3chalifax.ca), a monthly meetup for designers, illustrators and animators. She is ruled by two pet parrots, and that's why she needs fruit and paper transfers!

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

If you missed the first round of improv you're in luck! Improvisational theater is a form of live theater in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Fun theater game ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

ArtBar - NSCAD Store Front
1873 Granville St
Halifax CA

If you missed the last improv workshop you're in luck-sign up for round two! Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Any theatre games!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

In this workshop, you will come away learning many of our protest-ready hand symbols that direct the group during chaotic protests, and at least one of our catchy songs. We will also give a brief description of the group's history and what we have learned from attending dozens of demos in Halifax and New Brunswick. Please note: You do not need to be a drummer in any shape or form to attend this workshop! We are a casual group and very few of our members would call themselves "drummers". Our drum parts are basic and will be broken down so all skill levels can grasp them. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. DRUMS (AND EAR PLUGS) PROVIDED.

Bring one of the following:
Drum sticks
Pantry food items
Whistles

About the teacher, Rad Rhythms

Rad Rhythms is Halifax-based drumming group modeled on the international drum movement Rhythms of Resistance. We've been jazzing up protests and political demonstrations in Halifax with our Latin-inspired beats since 2013.

Halifax Central Library
Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3J 1E9, Kanada CA

This workshop will introduce tools and ideas for cybersecurity, privacy, and digital protections for activists and all concerned individuals. The workshop will engage an open, jargon-free dialogue about safe and secure ways to organize and communicate online, with a focus on practical applications. We will discuss a range of techniques and technologies, from the very simple to the highly secure, and we will discuss appropriate methods, and how to evaluate tools. Additionally, we will discuss offline approaches to security, and identify ways that social engineering can be avoided. We will discuss the challenges (and solutions) that particular communities encounter, including union and labour organizers; feminist, race and intersectional activists; and those working in communities in support/with differing abilities. This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels and all interests, and is targeted at a beginner level. A laptop computer is not required, although we encourage you to bring one. Room 302 in the Central Library, 3rd floor!

Bring one of the following:
questions

About the teacher, Quinn and Lucca

Lucca Fraser is a MCS student in computer science at Dalhousie University, where she experiments with applications of artificial intelligence in cybersecurity. She has published a handful of philosophical essays and translations, and works with the feminist collective, Laboria Cuboniks. Quinn DuPont studies cryptography and technoculture. He writes academically, and for The Christian Science Monitor, Berlin Gazette, and This Magazine. Previously, he worked at IBM.

Yoga

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

Join us for an evening of Body, Mind and Soul. Lorna Russell will be offering a presentation on Yoga ~ with conversation, simple poses, breathing techniques, laughter, meditation and relaxation.

Bring one of the following:
A mug, a glass, plate, bowl, candle, candle holder (I recently moved into a very empty apartment)

About the teacher, Lorna

Lorna has been practicing yoga for 20+ years, attending Atlantic Yoga Teacher Training in the Kripalu Linage (yoga of compassion). She also traveled to Arizona for training attending an intensive Yoga Therapy Program. Yoga opened many doors and Lorna travelled to various locations, Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Veith House
3115 Veith St
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9 CA

The workshop is intended for educators and facilitators who work with people who have different levels of ability, experiences of mental health, trauma, addictions, or other circumstances that affect the brain. The workshop would show people how to make their learning environment more accessible. People who are organizing social movements and want to reach marginalized community members, educators at any level, and anyone who facilitates groups of people is the target audience. The workshop will show people how to be more accommodating and engaging for different kinds of learners. Common practices that disengage or set learners off and alternative practices that help people feel safe and welcome would be covered. By the end of the workshop participants will be able to: - Define Neurodiversity and Ability, Marginalization, Trauma in a social justice context - Express understanding of how these might affect a person’s capacity to learn - Describe a concrete accommodation they can do to make a more welcoming learning space in their movements and social justice organizing The agenda is: - community standards - introduction - intersectionality icebreaker - assessment of prior learning - drawing - content - world cafe seminar on Neurodiversity and Ability, Marginalization, and Trauma - debrief - your concrete action

Bring one of the following:
bring snacks
pledge never to use ablist language

About the teacher, Gia Greer

Gia is a high school learning center teacher, with experience as a youth worker, English as an Additional Language teacher, and behaviour specialist. They bring a trauma informed, anti-oppressive lens to their work. They are a queer person who uses "they" (singular) pronouns who has experience of marginalization in the areas of identity and health. These experiences have affected their learning style and influence their decision to support diverse learners professionally.

Veith House
3115 Veith St
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9 CA

Knit a headband to keep your ears warm on those cold, windy days. The headband is knit in the round on a circular needle, and has an optional bow that you can attach. Skills you will learn or build on include casting-on in the round, knitting in the round, ribbing, and short rows. Knitters should bring a US8/5.0mm circular needle, a stitch marker, and worsted weight yarn.

Bring one of the following:
a current or finished knitted project for show and tell (not for me to keep)
old magazines on any topic (to be used for collages)

About the teacher, Melissa Agnew

Melissa a long time knitter, and fibre enthusiast. She has been knitting for over a decade, and has recently taken up crochet, weaving, and spinning. She loves cats, sarcasm, and adult education. When not playing with yarn, she spends her time working in records management.

The Herbal First Aid Kit

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Veith House
3115 Veith St
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9 CA

Together, we will make some products that are wonderful to keep in your first aid kit for minor wounds, bruises, burns, pains and sore muscles. We will explore salves, infused oils, and tinctures, and talk about how to use some local herbs found in nature to help your body heal itself.

Bring one of the following:
house plants/cuttings
sea salt chocolate
seeds/seedlings
tiny jars

About the teacher, Courtney Harris

Courtney is a budding herbalist, a theatre-making, bread-baking plant lover, originally from the Annapolis Valley. She is a creator of herbal self-care products (Coco Apothecary) and a lover of all things lavender.

How to set up your own website

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Veith House
3115 Veith St
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9 CA

Leave the class with your own fully-functional website, from blogs to portfolios to photo galleries. I'll be able to scale the information to suit each student's needs - I can show you how to design and set up your own website, or I'll show you how to find easy, free alternatives. ** Bring your own laptop to work on. ** There will also be a booklet with resources and information listed for anyone who wishes to work at home.

Bring one of the following:
a crescent wrench if anyone has one
Art of any kind!
Books
Hardy plants/seeds for black thumb
Homemade food (I have no allergies or sensitivities)
socks
Wine/beer

About the teacher, Erin Knowles

Self-taught website designer of many years, former NSCAD student. Some exaples of her work: http://rustless.co/new_classic http://codepen.io/erinknowles/pen/LNLdbO

Drop In: Language Exchange

7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Jesse's Place
2637 Agricola Street
Halifax CA

A Potluck Saturday night to share languages! Bring a dish, and your fluency, and any language resources you have (books, etc.)

Bring one of the following:
just a snack

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

Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax CA

Learn how to make simple vegan recipes that will help you transition into a plant based diet. We will not use nuts for cooking our meal during the workshop. In case you're severely allergic, please know that normally the kitchen is used for recipes than involve nuts.

Bring one of the following:
Veggies
Wine

About the teacher, Kirsten Taggart

Owner and Chef of Wild Leek Food & Juice Bar. Passionate about veganism and simple living, started from the ground up!

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.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun! Bring one of the following: Your Ideas

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

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

Dalhousie Urban Gardens
University Avenue and Henry St. (behind Goldberg Computer Science Building)
Halifax CA

Together, we will learn about some products that are wonderful to keep in your first aid kit for minor wounds, bruises, burns, pains and sore muscles. We will explore salves, teas, infused oils, and tinctures, and talk about how to use some local herbs found in nature to help your body heal itself.

Bring one of the following:
house plants/cuttings
sea salt chocolate
seedlings
tiny jars

About the teacher, Courtney Harris

Courtney is a budding herbalist, a theatre-making, bread-baking plant lover, originally from the Annapolis Valley. She is a creator of herbal self-care products (Coco Apothecary) and a lover of all things lavender.

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).

ArtBar - NSCAD Store Front
1873 Granville St
Halifax CA

In order to change the world, movements and activists have to move beyond simply responding to crisis after crisis, outrage after outrage. This workshop offers practical tools for thinking strategically about grassroots campaigns. It includes a discussion about how to build activism and organizing on core values and transformational demands, how to identify and approach allies and opponents, and how to select tactics appropriate to the broader strategic goals and unifying vision. This workshop is open to both individuals as well as small groups working on common projects, but all participants must have a social justice orientation.

Bring one of the following:
Snacks for a potluck during the workshop

About the teacher, Max Haiven

Max Haiven is co-director of the Radical Imagination Project (radicalimagination.org) and teaches cultural studies and political economy at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He has been involved in a wide range of struggles, including anti-imperialist, Indigenous solidarity and anti-racist initiatives.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

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).

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Hiking 101

5:30p.m. to 6:30p.m.
Commons
Cornwallis/North Park
Halifax CA

This workshop will go over everything from where to get gear to where the best places to explore are to how to get to hard to reach locations. We’ll also be going over camping and hiking etiquette, as well as how to respect the nature that you’re exploring.

Bring one of the following:
Snacks for a potluck picnic!

About the teacher, Kate Ashwood

Kate Ashwood is a student at the Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College. Having moved from Ottawa to Halifax Kate loves hiking, swimming, kayaking and paddle-boarding. Exploring the outdoors around Halifax is one of her favourite things to do and she is keen to share her passion for the outdoors with others!

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

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.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Pickling Workshop

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Dal International Centre
1246 LeMarchant Street, Main Floor
Halifax CA

Join the Dal Urban Garden, April Bartlett and Trade School to learn the basics of water bath canning and natural lacto-fermentation methods! We will talk about safe practices, culture, as well as good and bad bacteria involved with fermentation. You’ll learn how to can/pickle/ferment local and seasonal fruit and vegetables, and you’ll leave with a jar of your own creation! 25 spots available. Please register at http://dugspicklingworkshop.eventbrite.ca/

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, April Bartlett

April Bartlett works for the Dalhousie Urban Garden Society, a student run society that encourages and assists our community members explore the benefits of growing one's own food and growing food for others! We are a small organic and pesticide free garden where we experiment with different methods of growing. We have our own seed library shared with the student community, and engage in projects that develop the physical garden space and share new information and skills with our community.

Commons
Cornwallis/North Park
Halifax CA

This workshop is largely focused around the practice of yoga (on and off the mat), as well as meditation, journaling and more. It will guide you towards practical, do-able practices for overcoming negative body image and low self-esteem. Get ready to move past self-acceptance, and embrace self-celebration!

Bring one of the following:
Candle
New Age Crystal
Potted plant

About the teacher, Danielle Crowe

Danielle Crowe is a 200+hour registered yoga teacher and owner of Body Solace Studio in Truro, NS. Drawing on her past experience with mental illness/and eating disorder, Danielle was inspired to create a program that guided people to discover the same healing qualities that she experienced through yoga.

DROP-IN TEACHER ORIENTATION

6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Seven Bays Bouldering (Cafe)
2019 Gottingen St
Halifax CA

Not quite sure what Trade School is all about? Interested in teaching a class but can`t nail down a topic? On the evening of August 24th we`ll be at Seven Bays Bouldering (Cafe) ready to answer any of these burning questions! Grab a drink, sit down with us, and we`ll be more than happy to run through what it takes to get your workshop up and going! We`ll discuss how and where to choose a venue, workshop structure, tips for teachers, our barter system and always keep it open for sharing class ideas! If things go well, we might even have your workshop listed on our site by the end of the night! We believe EVERYONE has something to offer! With your knowledge and expertise you can help to create a city-wide skill exchange network!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Trade School Halifax

DROP-IN TEACHER ORIENTATION

12:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Commons
Cornwallis/North Park
Halifax CA

Not quite sure what Trade School is all about? Interested in teaching a class but can`t nail down a topic? On September 3rd we`ll be at the Commons (weather permitting) ready to answer any of these burning questions! Stop by, sit down with us, and we`ll be more than happy to run through what it takes to get your workshop up and going! We`ll discuss how and where to choose a venue, workshop structure, tips for teachers, our barter system and always keep it open for sharing class ideas! If things go well, we might even have your workshop listed on our site by the end of the night! We believe EVERYONE has something to offer! With your knowledge and expertise you can help to create a city-wide skill exchange network! Rain location: TBA

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Trade School Halifax

Fort Needham Memorial Park
Halifax, NS B3K 3N9
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun! In the event of rain this workshop will be held at Radstorm (6050 Almon St.)

Bring one of the following:
Ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

In Gauge

6:46a.m. to 6:46a.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Want to make use of your time while sitting in the waiting room or on a long bus ride? Participants can come to learn how to knit a basic knit stitch or come and practice skills they already have.

Bring one of the following:
Pantry goods

About the teacher, Jessica Melindy

Jessica Melindy is an artist based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has been knitting for over 18 years. Her favourite things to knit are fair isle mittens. With a degree in textiles and a continuous curiousity you can expect to find Jessica with multiple projects on the go. Jessica brings her knitting wherever she goes and knits whenever she can. It's easier to socialize when your hands are busy making something, and it makes for a great conversion topic too!

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

A Taste of Spoken Word

3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

In this workshop we will explore how to tap into our inner creative flow through both writing and performance exercises. Everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals are welcome, though the course is introductory in nature. We will discuss strategies to overcome writers block, and other relevant topics throughout the afternoon. Prepare for an interactive experience in poetry!

Bring one of the following:
A ticket to an interesting event in Halifax
Any strange little knick knack
Bizarre, philosophical novel
Photographs of the teacher taken during the class
Small painting

About the teacher, Brandon MacDougall

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I started performing spoken word five years ago and since then have competed in multiple poetry slams, including two national competitions. I am passionate about topics such as the cosmos, politics, and mental health. I'm a director on the board of the non-profit Base Y Generation, which is focused on empowering youth.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Want to make use of your time while sitting in the waiting room or on a long bus ride? Participants can come to learn how to knit a basic knit stitch or come and practice skills they already have.

Bring one of the following:
Canned chickpeas
Canned Tomatoes
Dried grains and beans
Fresh or dried herbs
Pantry goods

About the teacher, Jessica Melindy

Jessica Melindy is an artist based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has been knitting for over 18 years. Her favourite things to knit are fair isle mittens. With a degree in textiles and a continuous curiousity you can expect to find Jessica with multiple projects on the go. Jessica brings her knitting wherever she goes and knits whenever she can. It's easier to socialize when your hands are busy making something, and it makes for a great conversion topic too!

ArtBar - NSCAD Store Front
1873 Granville St
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Ideas!

About the teacher, Erica Sweett

Erica has always loved theatre, improv and everything in-between. She was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. Since moving back to Halifax she has been very involved in community organizing. She would love to see more theatre based opportunities for all levels and ages and thinks Trade School is the perfect place to start.

Power of Words

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

At the power of words workshop we will explore the etymology and meaning behind some of the phrases and words that are commonly used every day. The spectrum of words will include such as lame, crazy, ghetto and stupid as well as other more controversial words. After learning the history of the words we will have a discussion around ways that we can change the ways we use these words. Please bring something to write on and come with an open mind!

Bring one of the following:
Snacks for the class!

About the teacher, Kate Ashwood

Kate Ashwood is a student at the Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College. Having moved from Ottawa to Halifax Kate loves hiking, swimming, kayaking and paddle-boarding. Exploring the outdoors around Halifax is one of her favourite things to do and she is keen to share her passion for the outdoors with others!

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Justin Ju

Justin has been a fan of improv since his first "Whose line is it anyway?" episode. Founder of Dalhousie's improv club, with a couple of theatre courses under his belt, he is proud and humbled to take the reins at Radstorm for Yes and...

Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Want to make use of your time while sitting in the waiting room or on a long bus ride? Participants can come to learn how to knit a basic knit stitch or come and practice skills they already have. Keep in mind that materials are limited so please bring along a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles.

Bring one of the following:
A funny story
A question about knitting

About the teacher, Jessica Melindy

Jessica Melindy is an artist based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has been knitting for over 18 years. Her favourite things to knit are fair isle mittens. With a degree in textiles and a continuous curiousity you can expect to find Jessica with multiple projects on the go. Jessica brings her knitting wherever she goes and knits whenever she can. It's easier to socialize when your hands are busy making something, and it makes for a great conversion topic too!

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Justin Ju

Justin has been a fan of improv since his first "Whose line is it anyway?" episode. Founder of Dalhousie's improv club, with a couple of theatre courses under his belt, he is proud and humbled to take the reins at Radstorm for Yes and...

Survival 101

12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Learn about the basics of survival- the rule of threes: you can't survive more than 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water. The workshop will be a discussion of the principles of survival, with a focus on gear, shelter and fire.

Bring one of the following:
A harrowing story of wilderness survival
Chocolate
interesting snippets of information: a cool fact about Halifax/something interesting happening/people working on interesting projects
Recommendation for a good book or movie
recommendations for best outdoor hikes/adventures around Halifax
Snacks for everyone to share

About the teacher, Mira Chiasson

Mira is a keen adventurer and nature enthusiast, currently studying journalism at the University of King's College. She learnt her survival skills from a professor at Acadia University who taught outdoor leadership/survival courses. After graduating from Acadia, she spent the year of 2015 working as a program leader at a remote outdoor education centre/pioneer-style farm in Australia. As far as her survival skills go, she has learnt a lot in the last couple years but is by no means an expert! But she's happy to share what she knows.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Justin Ju

Justin has been a fan of improv since his first "Whose line is it anyway?" episode. Founder of Dalhousie's improv club, with a couple of theatre courses under his belt, he is proud and humbled to take the reins at Radstorm for Yes and...

A Taste of Spoken Word

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

In this workshop we will explore how to tap into our inner creative flow through both writing and performance exercises. Everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals are welcome, though the course is introductory in nature. We will discuss strategies to overcome writers block, and other relevant topics throughout the afternoon. Prepare for an interactive experience in poetry!

Bring one of the following:
A ticket to an interesting event in Halifax
Any strange little knick knack
Bizarre, philosophical novel
Photographs of the teacher taken during the class
Small painting

About the teacher, Brandon MacDougall

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I started performing spoken word five years ago and since then have competed in multiple poetry slams, including two national competitions. I am passionate about topics such as the cosmos, politics, and mental health. I'm a director on the board of the non-profit Base Y Generation, which is focused on empowering youth.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Justin Ju

Justin has been a fan of improv since his first "Whose line is it anyway?" episode. Founder of Dalhousie's improv club, with a couple of theatre courses under his belt, he is proud and humbled to take the reins at Radstorm for Yes and...

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Improvisational theatre is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Improvisers will often take a suggestion from the audience, or rely on some other means of inspiration to get started. In this workshop learn the basics of improv through exciting games and exercises! In Improv anything goes- no experience is required! Audience members, actors, non-actors, all levels welcome. Ages 16 and up! Join us for some unscripted fun!

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!

About the teacher, Justin Ju

Justin has been a fan of improv since his first "Whose line is it anyway?" episode. Founder of Dalhousie's improv club, with a couple of theatre courses under his belt, he is proud and humbled to take the reins at Radstorm for Yes and...

Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Want to make use of your time while sitting in the waiting room or on a long bus ride? Participants can come to learn how to knit a basic knit stitch or come and practice skills they already have. Keep in mind that materials are limited so please bring along a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles!

Bring one of the following:
A funny story
A question about knitting

About the teacher, Jessica Melindy

Jessica Melindy is an artist based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has been knitting for over 18 years. Her favourite things to knit are fair isle mittens. With a degree in textiles and a continuous curiousity you can expect to find Jessica with multiple projects on the go. Jessica brings her knitting wherever she goes and knits whenever she can. It's easier to socialize when your hands are busy making something, and it makes for a great conversion topic too!

Tea 101

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Veith House
3115 Veith St
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9 CA

Tea is the second most-consumed beverage in the world, after water. From Kenya to Russian to Britain, we all love tea. Learn about the history, preparation and production methods for tea around the world. Taste white, green, oolong, black and pu’erh tea and learn what makes them all different. Then learn some tricks about cooking with tea and food pairings. Bring your steep thoughts.

Bring one of the following:
A story about tea
Chocolate or snacks to share with the group
Questions about tea

About the teacher, Mel Hattie

Mel Hattie is an award-winning photographer and travel journalist based in Halifax. Her work has been published by the CBC, Photographers Without Borders, the Globe & Mail, the Guardian, Post and Courier, The Coast, Anthony Bourdain’s Roads & Kingdoms as well as on her blog, Mel Had Tea. She’s currently studying for her Master’s of Journalism from the University of King’s college. This spring she spent two months at the CBC’s European bureau in London, England during Brexit and the Queen’s 90th birthday, followed by six weeks in Bosnia and Herzegovina for Photographers Without Borders, working with the NGO Project 1948, which has a mandate to reduce ethnic conflict through policy change influenced by photo-voice projects. She’s also a tea aficionado who completed her tea sommelier training with the Tea Association of Canada and is waiting to test for her sommelier certification. Mel is currently working on a project that would take her to all the major tea producing countries in the world, producing documentary stories from each one.

Portraiture for Beginners

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Join us at Trade School as we learn how to hone drawing skills by practicing portraits! Using pencil 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 skills levels, and beginners are more than welcome! if you have a clipboard or 8"X11" hard drawing surface, please feel free to bring it along! All other materials are supplied!

Bring one of the following:
Beer
Chocolate
Ground coffee
New socks or unopened toothbrushes (to be donated to Halifax emergency shelters)

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).

Thai Cuisine Basics

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Veith House
3115 Veith St
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9 CA

A class on the basics of Thai cooking and the unique set of flavors native to the country. I will demonstrate how to make a delicious Massaman curry- everyone will get a taste :) I am also able to provide sound travel advice on my time spent living in Thailand - primarily Bangkok and southern Thailand.

Bring one of the following:
Acrylic painting tips or supplies
Help with a chaotic garden
Help with vegetarian/vegan cooking
Knitting (basics and above)

About the teacher, Krista Decoste

After graduating from StFX University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2009, I spent a number of years abroad living in Central and South East Asia. There I spent time primarily in South Korea where I was an ESL Instructor and Project Coordinator and in Thailand where I was a professional Dive Master and Operations Manager of the onsite dive center at a Condé Naste Johansens resort. After approximately 6 years, I returned to Canada and made talent acquisition my career. In my downtime I enjoys all sorts of sports, COOKING, shopping at the local farmers markets or hanging out with my rescue cat from Thailand- Pepper.

Introduction to Mindfulness

11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

The beginning of a new year is a wonderful time to reflect on how we are relating to ourselves, our friends and family, and our livelihood. This introductory session will provide an introduction and experience of mindfulness practice, connecting it to how we can cultivate presence, clarity and positive intention in different domains of our life. There are many things we cannot control in our environment, but we can shift the way we react to situations moment by moment, finding greater freedom over time to make conscious choices. This workshop will offer teaching, practical instruction and interactive dialogue to ground "mindfulness" in your personal experience.

Bring one of the following:
A sample of your favorite loose-leaf tea
A story of how generosity has made a difference for you
An indoor plant clipping (not spider or jade plants, please)
Seeds for something that can grow in a shady backyard

About the teacher, Julia Sable

From an early age, mindfulness training has been a part of my life. While my professional path has taken me through journalism, civil service, and international non-profit work, my personal path has been a continual exploration of how to develop mindfulness and compassion. My training is in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, where I am a meditation teacher, and I am also interested in how mindfulness can be applied in secular, organisational and day-to-day life situations.

Darn It!

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

It can be hard to part with a favourite knitted item once some of the areas have worn thin or have holes. Darning is a surprisingly straightforward process that allows you to repair your beloved knitted goods and extend their lifetime for years to come. In this class, participants can bring an item of theirs that needs repairing. By the end of the class they will have learned basic repair skills and they will have had a chance to repair the item that they brought with them. Appropriate items for repair may be: socks, mittens, scarves, toques, sweaters, shirts, etc. Keep in mind that an item should be darned with roughly the same thickness of yarn that the garment was made with - even thin cotton t-shirts can be darned; it just takes longer than repairing a bulky-knit toque. Keep in mind that you don't need to know how to knit in order to learn how to darn! What to bring: - An item that needs repairing. It is ideal if the hole is no bigger than a toonie. - A darning needle, if you can get your hands on one. There will be limited darning needles available, so please bring one if you can. - A couple metres of yarn that you might want to use for darning your item, especially if you are particular about the colour that you would like to use. Yarn will be available in various thicknesses, but with limited colour choice.

Bring one of the following:
a good story (for the soul)
an old, battered pair of size 43-45 rock climbing shoes (for an exciting project)
pickles (I just can't get enough)
red wriggler worms or earthworms (my vermicomposter worms met an untimely death this summer during a heat wave)

About the teacher, Jenna Holz

I started knitting when I was a child, but the real obsession didn't set in until ten years ago. I knit sweaters, socks, mittens, hats, and scarves, and I enjoy making my own knitting patterns. Years ago, my grandmother knitted me several pairs of socks. Determined to continue to wear and repair those socks for decades to come, I took an interest in darning. I am also the co-owner of a local climbing shoe repair shop called Cruel Shoes...so I am in the business of repair too! I believe in the practice of repairing and fixing, and the role it plays in countering our throwaway culture.

Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Join us for an open conversation with Omar Alisso who emmigrated to Canada in the 90's to start a new life for he and his family. He will discuss his experiences living in Syria and the challenges faced to get to Canada. Upon his arrival he quickly learned English and has been a passionate supporter of those trying to move to Canada. As recently as December he has been joined by 3 nephews and their families who are now beginning their lives in Canada with support from he and his wife Zeky. He will discuss the history of Kurds in Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran, their social lives, food, activities and family. Omar welcomes all questions, so please feel free to come with many!

Bring one of the following:
Blanket
Coffee
Indoor plant
Tea

About the teacher, Omar Alisso

Intro to Human Centered Design

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Human Centered Design is a creative solution to problem solving that starts and ends with the people you are designing for. Come to learn about the process of HCD and meet up with others who are looking for innovative ways to tackle complex problems. Maybe form a group to put the ideas of HCD into practice after the workshop!

Bring one of the following:
Kid friendly baked goods of any kind!

About the teacher, Jennifer Decoste

An extroverted enthusiast of community building often seen dragging two kids around to awesome spaces and places across NS!

Portraiture: Part 2!

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

The first class was full up, so we decided to have another session! Join 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:
Coffee (ground or instant) or juice boxes (to be donated to winter emergency shelters)
Embroidery floss (any colour)
Painters tape
Vinyl records(working or scratched, doesn't matter!)
Wet canned cat food or small dog treats (to be donated to the Dartmouth SPCA)

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).

Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

Discover areas you can easily reduce your monthly expenses in areas such as accommodation, insurance, food, transportation, utilities, communication etc by 20 - 40% and save money. We will also cover how people should be mindful of interest rates and the importance of budgeting.

Bring one of the following:
Help with basic carpentry
Help with learning to tie knots

About the teacher, Emo Ikede

MBA and B'Sc , Owner of www.ejitech.com, Passionate about sharing how to save money, spend less and achieve goals.

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax CA

Winter is an important season for gardening - its the season for planning and dreaming! Do you want to grow your own food but aren't sure where to start? Do you already have a garden but have questions? Maybe you're an experienced gardener and want to geek out with others. This workshop is for you. We'll talk about what you need to get started on any scale from patio to field, look at seed catalogs, talk about easy crops to start with and get inspired for the upcoming season!

Bring one of the following:
A haircut
Help with basic car maintenance
Seeds to swap with other participants
Snacks to share during workshop
Tupperware containers
Unusual/experimental home brew
WIDE-MOUTH mason jars of any size

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.

Accessing Creativity

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

A creative Body-mapping workshop that welcomes all drawing skill-sets. A positive, self-reflection exercise that taps into what inspires the work you do while creating a beautiful image as a result. Body-mapping is a collaborative process for every participant present, and it encourages embodied awareness.

Bring one of the following:
Art
Canned goods/dry food/snacks
Craft supplies
House plant
Jewelry
Knitted things
Picture frame

About the teacher, Bria Miller

Some post-secondary at MSVU/Visual and Musical Artist, Arts based Social Justice Advocate, Accessibility for Racialized and/or LGBTQ* folks/Community Facilitator for Youth Art Connection, Graphic Facilitator and Host for Brave Space