Jul 8, 2016 Friday
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

You will practice seven powerful techniques (including guided meditation and self-hypnosis) for relaxing, reducing stress, and planting seeds of confidence and success in your subconscious to show up in your everyday life. You will receive cheat-sheets for all seven techniques, so come to participate. The note-taking is done for you.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
broad-brim fedora or panama hat (medium/large head)
clean, well-worn jeans (any size or gender)
copy of your favorite paper from high school or college
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
used self-help book
vegan, vegetarian, or low-carb cookbook

About the teacher, JohnPaul Hunckler

John is a teacher, coach, Dale Carnegie Course instructor, manager, and sales professional. He is a father of three and a grandfather, too. His retirement career is life-success coach and hypnotist. He can be funny.

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Jul 10, 2016 Sunday

Connect With Your Creativity

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

Are you someone who has always wished that you were more creative? Or maybe you used to be, but life has gotten in the way and it's been a while since you had it in your life? Being creative is an important part of being human. We ALL have something within us that calls to create, and getting in touch with that part of yourself will help you in so many ways! You don't have to be an "artist" to create! It comes in many forms, and it isn't about whether we are "good" at it or not, or whether anyone else thinks what we made is pretty or useful. Being creative is about bringing something out of yourself into the world that would otherwise stay hidden, and it will help you learn so much about yourself if you make it a regular practice! In this class you will learn about what it really means to get in touch with your creative side, and tips on how to do it. We will also do some exercises in experimenting with creativity. Bring an open mind and an open heart and you may find yourself inspired to make this a regular part of your life!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
blank canvas(es)
copy of your favorite board game
fresh, local free-range eggs
local or handmade surprise
skeins of yarn
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
sweet potatoes
treat or snack to share with the class

About the teacher, Jen Sutton

Jen Sutton is an artist, crafter, geek & dreamer. She has been creating her entire life, & she doesn't feel complete without it. She loves to create things & has college degrees in fine art, photography & graphic design. She believes that you don't have to be an "artist" to enjoy creativity in your life, & her dream is to spread this joy to everyone around her.

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Jul 12, 2016 Tuesday

Advocacy: Story and Relationships

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

What is public policy advocacy? Can you really make a difference? How does your story help the cause? How can you succinctly make your point and raise your voice to decision-makers? We'll answer these questions together. Food will benefit the food pantry associated with LYN House community center in Windsor Park.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
boxed rice
boxed spaghetti
canned chunk chicken
canned refried beans
jarred jelly
jarred peanut butter
jarred salsa
jarred spaghetti sauce
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Lisa Marchal

Lisa has been advocating for the end of extreme poverty as part of the staff of RESULTS (www.results.org) since 2008. She's passionate about helping everyday people use their voices effectively for compassionate, sustainable change.

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Jul 13, 2016 Wednesday
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

Do you love to eat? Interested in learning more about food? Just a film buff? Come watch director Ang Lee's 1994 critically-acclaimed movie Eat, Drink, Man, Woman with Trade School Indy! There will be a 15 minute talkback both before and after the movie. Synopsis: A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members. (IMDB)

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
favorite recipe
foreign language lesson
haiku
knitting lesson
local or handmade surprise
movie snacks for class
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite coffee, tea, beer, or wine

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad studied Food Anthropology and Japanese Language and Culture in undergrad (with a theatre minor) and currently has his Masters in Anthropology. He has been reading Shakespeare since high school and regularly performs at Khaos Company Theatre in Indianapolis. Brad is also a huge nerd and loves Star Wars, theatre, board games, politics, foreign languages, and lots of other random stuff.

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Jul 15, 2016 Friday
(Almost full)
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

This class will go over an overview of an action and vision board. You will learn the difference and the purpose of the two. You will start a vision board with the class (some magazines and other sources will be provided). Scissors, glue, and a few poster boards will also be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own magazines and/or books that you do not mind cutting up to aid in creating your vision. Afterwards (regardless of whether the vision board is finished), you will put some action to your vision.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
any book of your choice!
bottled water
local or handmade surprise
paper towels
pens
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
tea

About the teacher, Jamie Blackburn

Jamie Lee is a creative at heart. She also likes to help others to tap into their inner creative being. She enjoys creating vision boards, designing furniture and listening to great music.

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Jul 17, 2016 Sunday

Sew Your Own Indiana Pillow

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

Make your very own Indiana pillow like one of the ones in the picture here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/259120429/easy-indiana-pillow-printable-pdf-sewing?ref=shop_home_active_17 You will learn to put together and use the printed sewing pattern, how to cut out your pieces, and how to sew them together! You get to keep the pattern in case you want to make more at home. The pattern will be provided, but you will need to bring supplies. Supplies include your sewing machine, fabric scissors, pins, fabric marker or chalk, 1/2 yd of fabric for the main pillow with a 3" square for the heart, optional extra 1/2 yd of fabric for the Indy skyline out of a fabric that won't fray (like vinyl or felt), thread, and about 10 oz of polyfill.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
*REQUIRED: supplies in the class description
extra fabric to share
extra polyfill or another kind of pillow stuffing to share
extra tape or scissors to share
local or handmade surprise
potted plant
product photography
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Madeline Stage

Madeline Stage is an Indie Pattern Designer with a special love for using up unwanted craft materials. She has been making up her own sewing patterns since she was 7, studied pattern design in college, and is now making a living out of it. In her spare time she likes to run, swing dance, try new things, do anything outdoors, make funny faces at her husband, and share her love of creating!

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Jul 18, 2016 Monday

Monthly Organizer Meeting

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

We will be checking in about the status of classes, members, facilitators, classroom space, Rabble partnership, etc. Members interested in becoming more involved can e-mail indianapolis@tradeschool.coop for more information!

Bring one of the following:
curiosity
enthusiasm
ideas or participation
nonperishable food item for Trade School
questions

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

We are members that love and organize Trade School!

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Jul 19, 2016 Tuesday
(Almost full)

Beginner Art Journaling

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

Whether you are just discovering your creative spirit, or you’ve been creating for years, art journaling can be an amazing tool to cultivate your creativity and express yourself. Art Journaling can take many forms, and in this class you will have the chance to see several examples of Art Journals up close to see the many layers and techniques used. You will have the opportunity to create an art journal page by painting and blending acrylic paints, changing the look of your background with gesso and adding layers with stencils, stamps and markers. You will walk away from this class with a basic knowledge of art journaling, what tools you need to get started, and a little paint on your hands!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
baby wipes
ephemera - postcards, maps, old photographs, etc.
local or handmade surprise
nitrile gloves
notecards or birthday cards
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
stencils or rubber stamps
tubes or pots of acrylic paint

About the teacher, Kimberly Eaton

Kimberly works in the corporate world by day and loves to create with paper and paints at night. A lover a crafts since she was a wee one, Kimberly currently loves art journaling, mixed media projects, card making and memory keeping in her Traveler's Notebook.

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Jul 20, 2016 Wednesday
(Full)

Eastern Indian Cuisines

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

This Eastern Indian cooking class will teach you the usage of different spices in traditional Indian dishes, evolved over many centuries. You will see a cooking demonstration of one of the following plant based vegetarian dishes: curried potatoes, curried lentil soup, or curried chana masala (spicy garbanzo beans) depending on the availability of ingredients.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
cauliflowers, potatoes, cabbage
local or handmade surprise
pears, limes, grapes
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
tea, coffee drink mix, simple chocolate chip cookies
tomatoes, garlic, olive oil
vegetable oil, onions, peppers.

About the teacher, Rumman Ali

Rumman Ali is an artist, cook and philosopher at heart. She likes to indulge in anything aesthetically pleasing. She has been cooking traditional Indian dishes at home or campus for her husband and friends for last 15 years, since she came to study at Winona State University, MN. She was born in India and learned her cooking skills from her mother, aunts and domestic maids while growing up there.

Jul 24, 2016 Sunday

Adult Coloring for Stress Relief

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

Come learn and experience the benefits of taking a break and getting in touch with your inner child! Adult coloring has been spreading like wildfire as people are learning how great it is for stress relief (and we all know in our busy lives we could use some of that!) It has been compared to meditation in its benefits, which include reducing anxiety, increasing the ability to focus, helping you to be more in the moment (also called mindfulness), improving your mind's organizational and problem-solving abilities, as well as helping to cultivate more creativity in your life. In this workshop you will be introduced to these benefits, and then experience through practice how great making coloring a part of your life can be! No artistic skills are required. There will be coloring pages, crayons, and colored pencils available for you to enjoy! Feel free to bring your own coloring implements and books if you have some favorites.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
adult coloring book(s) with tear-out pages
bag of sweet potatoes
copy of your favorite board game
fresh, local free-range eggs
local or handmade surprise
pack of colorful cardstock
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
treat or snack to share with the class

About the teacher, Jen Sutton

Jen Sutton is an artist, crafter, geek & dreamer. She has been creating her entire life, & she doesn't feel complete without it. She loves to create things & has college degrees in fine art, photography & graphic design. She believes that you don't have to be an "artist" to enjoy creativity in your life, & her dream is to spread this joy to everyone around her.

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Jul 26, 2016 Tuesday

Knitting 102 - Part 2

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

A knitting class for beginners who have already learned the knit stitch, spread out over three classes. We'll be making mug cozies so you'll have something to take home by the end. In Part 2 we'll continue to work on the cozy, practicing the knit and purl stitches as we go. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them. You'll also need to bring the mug you'd like the cozy to fit.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
lesson in a skill you have - guitar, fiber spinning, watercolor, etc.
local or handmade surprise
piece of vintage pyrex or other vintage kitchen item
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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Jul 27, 2016 Wednesday

Knitting 102 - Part 3

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

A knitting class for beginners who have already learned the knit stitch, spread out over three classes. We'll be making mug cozies so you'll have something to take home by the end. In Part 3 we'll finish up the cozies, and review binding off. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them. You'll also need to bring the mug you'd like the cozy to fit.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
lesson in a skill you have - guitar, fiber spinning, watercolor, etc.
local or handmade surprise
piece of vintage pyrex or other vintage kitchen item
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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Aug 1, 2016 Monday
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

Have you ever wondered, "Who is this Shakespeare guy and why does everyone like him so much?" This class will give you the insider knowledge and help you get in on the fun! During this class we will be doing some very active reading of Shakespeare, so come prepared to get up on your feet! This class is meant for total beginners and all texts will be provided. All you need to bring is yourself and a barter item!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
favorite recipe
foreign language lession
haiku, sonnet, limrick, or other poem
knitting lesson
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite coffee, tea, beer, or wine

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad studied Food Anthropology and Japanese Language and Culture in undergrad (with a theatre minor) and currently has his Masters in Anthropology. He has been reading Shakespeare since high school and regularly performs at Khaos Company Theatre in Indianapolis. Brad is also a huge nerd and loves Star Wars, theatre, board games, politics, foreign languages, and lots of other random stuff.

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Aug 9, 2016 Tuesday

Embossing and Die Cutting

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

As a follow up to Intro to Card Making, in this class we'll be exploring some techniques of paper crafting. Come learn the basics of (dry and heat) embossing, plus try die cutting various shapes and embellishments. We'll add these elements to a card, so you'll leave with a handmade creation ready to mail!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
adhesives like glue dots or tape runners
artsy craftsy stuff
local or handmade surprise
scotch tape
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
white cardstock

About the teacher, Cheryl Piotrowski

Cheryl is a full-time paper crafter who loves to make cards, scrapbooks, and various DIY Pinterest projects. She loves teaching others techniques to create something meaningful. When not crafting, you can find Cheryl watching tennis or hockey.

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