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Mar 18, 2015 Wednesday
(Almost full)

Cupboard Clean-Out Baking

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

The holidays are over but you still have half a bag of dried cranberries, some roasted mixed nuts and a mostly full jar of poultry seasoning buried in your cupboard...what to do? Let's reinvent them into tasty treats! This hands-on class will show you how to create Mega Monster Cookies, Chocolate Master Truffles, Kitchen Sink Granola and Herb Butter Biscuits, all using leftover items. We will also explore which items can easily be swapped in the kitchen, how to make recipes more versatile and when you need to follow a recipe as written. If you have any allergies, intolerances or foods that you dislike, please reach out to us before signing up to ensure you will have an enjoyable experience!

Bring one of the following:
a favorite gourmet or local food surprise
a package of parchment paper
gently used cookbooks
handmade decorated 4X6 recipe cards
the stories behind ten of your favorite recipes with the recipe (typed or handwritten is fine!)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your favorite spices or baking extracts

About the teacher, Elizabeth Darby

Elizabeth began cooking and baking by her Grammy's side at a very young age. Her baking specialties include triple chocolate take over the world cookies, apple pie and oatmeal honey bread. From her work in youth and family services to her commitment to supporting community initiatives such as the Broad Ripple Farmers Market, Elizabeth is a life-long community connector and builder. She believes in reconnecting with her past, showing love and appreciation, and exploring cultures across the globe. The best memories are formed in the kitchen and there is no greater gift than a homemade pie!

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Mar 19, 2015 Thursday
(Full)

Crochet an Amigurumi Gnome

6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
IMA at 4000 Michigan Rd.
Indianapolis US

Throughout history, gnomes have guarded the woodlands from thieves and pests. Now, you can crochet your own Amigurumi Gnome to guard your desk or those tasty leftovers! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. This beginner friendly project will teach you the single crochet stitch, how to crochet in the round and how to finish projects to create a stuffed toy. All supplies are provided and the plan is that you leave with a new crocheted friend. This class will be hosted in the pop up woodland themed park currently exhibited at the IMA!

Bring one of the following:
neat crochet books or magazines
nice skeins of yarn
old 100% wool sweaters
various buttons and beads
various pairs of crochet hooks
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Joan K. Griffitts

Joan has always been a crafty person and has crocheted most of her life. She enjoy all kinds of yarn, including nontraditional yarns made from plastic bags or old clothes and is always looking for a new type of material to crochet with! She loves crochet because it's a great relaxation tool and allows her to relish in the satisfaction of making something herself.

Mar 21, 2015 Saturday

You Need a Budget

12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Like the class title says, you need to have a budget! Budgeting can be a fun and simple process once you have everything you need to be successful. You will learn what having a budget means, how to create a budget, and then hopefully create and leave with a new or updated budget by the end of class. Each student will receive a spreadsheet prior to class via email. If you have access, please bring your computer and then an idea of what your current spending, as well as your ideal budget, looks like.

Bring one of the following:
a favorite bottle of wine
a favorite craft supply
canned ginger ale or ground coffee (anything but starbucks)
canned organic soup
leftover sewing supplies (fabric, ribbon, thread)
various ball jars
various shapes/forms of pasta
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Zina Kumok

Zina is a Memphis transplant by way of Ukraine. She believes in creating a life filled with experiences rather than things, traveling whenever she can. Passionate about personal finance, it was her personal journey that helped her realize it was her goal to empower others to become financially literate. She paid off $28,000 worth of student loans in three years by budgeting and learning how to save money! Zina also loves sewing, reading detective novels and watching "Dr. Who."

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Mar 24, 2015 Tuesday

Needleturn Applique

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Needleturn Applique is a common hand-sewing technique frequently used in quilts, though its applications extend far beyond them! Applique is a means of creating pictures with fabric where you can create any shape or combinations of shapes you like. In this class, we will all participate in a group project and complete an individual applique square that will then be sewn into a quilted Trade School Indianapolis flag. This is a beginner’s project with no previous skill required. Sophie will be leading this class with her mother Diane. Applique is one of their favorite techniques to use in their quilts because of its artistic potential, and also the time and love its inclusion in a quilt demonstrates!

Bring one of the following:
any kind of heirloom flower, fruit, or veggie seeds
fresh local produce
homemade/paper crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate
organic whole bean coffee
various ball canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true craftsmanship. She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by the art of craftsmanship - whether it’s cooking, eating, writing, conversing or simply BEING. Sophie is an improviser, composer and bandleader with a desire to inspire others to appreciate jazz music. She's also become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring and garment design and has made most of her own clothes!

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Mar 25, 2015 Wednesday
(Full)

Architectural History & Styles

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Indy City Market
Indy City Market at 222 E Market St
Indianapolis US

Want to really impress your friends? This fun intro Architecture class will help you develop a unique understanding of basic architectural terms and history such as how architecture has changed, major styles, etc. You'll develop the ability to better understand and talk about the architecture you encounter, like when you're visiting the City Market! To finish class, we'll take a tour and test our newfound knowledge to see if we can identify any architectural features in the historic City Market. Please note this class is 21+ and all students are invited to grab a beer at Tom Tap to enjoy during class.

Bring one of the following:
a list of hidden gems in Indiana (restaurants, coffee shops, towns, etc.)
a photograph of your favorite building
a really good, used book
empty wine bottles for crafts (I can never drink enough to get as many as I need!)
snacks that pair well with beer to share during class for about five people (more if you'd like!)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Amy Marisavljevic

Amy is just a kid from Akron, Ohio that recently moved to Indy. She believes in strengthening a community by helping people better understand our communities' built environment. Her belief is that if you understand our natural and cultural resources, you are more likely going to preserve them for the next generation. Amy is passionate about architectural history and historic preservation. She loves sharing knowledge about architectural styles, general history and Ted Mosby like ʺFun Factsʺ to enhance your travel experiences and love for your hometown!

Mar 28, 2015 Saturday
(Full)

Water Bath Canning

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Indy's Kitchen
Indy's Kitchen at 2442 Central Ave
Indianapolis US

Water bath canning is the perfect beginner's canning method that you can use to can fruits, jams, pickles and more. In this class, you'll gain an understanding of the basic water bath canning principles and tools while enjoying a hands-on opportunity to learn how to make some deliciously simple strawberry jam!

Bring one of the following:
a good cookbook
family canning recipes
various canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your expertise & help starting my own compost (must schedule with me after class)

About the teacher, Kathy Eisan

Kathy is a technologist that loves the old school methods of cooking. Her cooking methods revolve around going back to the basics of producing your own food. She is the proud mother of two daughters and surprisingly never liked to cook until she discovered canning! Kathy has been canning for over seven years now, creating new flavors in recipes from salsa to jams to pickles to pie filling. In her spare time, she loves to read and sew.

Mar 31, 2015 Tuesday
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Apply the tools of hip-hop in your writing! “Sampling” techniques such as cutting and pasting, collage and programming invite us to rethink authorship and the way meaning is made. This class will follow Kenneth Goldsmith, popularizer of “uncreative writing”—a fresh way of making literature in the digital age. We will practice "making" collaborative literature from existing texts on the computer, highlighting the authorial decisions involved at each step. By constructing texts entirely out of other works, we will bump into our own inevitable creativity; for in appropriation, even the simple act of retyping a work is an artistic gesture.

Bring one of the following:
a homemade or handmade surprise!
beeswax candles
dark chocolate bars - favorites are ginger & orange or hazelnut
dark unflavored free trade coffee
fancy salt (kosher or not) or pepper (ground or peppercorns)
small unsalted sunflower seeds for my chickens (shelled or unshelled, just not huge)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Jessica Reed

Jessica is a maker and celebrator of things superbly made. She loves the clean lines of physics, mathematics and philosophy as well as pastiche in art forms ranging from jazz to collage to experimental literature. She is a writer and science appreciator, having formally studied physics, poetry and philosophy. Jessica is also passionate about sustainable living and lives in the country with her husband, gardens, composting worms, and seven chickens!

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