May 3, 2014 Saturday

Summer School Launch!

6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis US

Join Trade School Indianapolis for the launch of our Summer semester which will run June through August! Meet our instructors, enjoy light bites, beer and get a sneak peek of all of our classes for the upcoming semester. All barter items benefit Trade School and our efforts to sustain our all-volunteer, self-organized organization. Teacher introductions will begin at 7 PM.

Bring one of the following:
10 copies of our flyers (print & bring!)
4-8 oz. eco-friendly paper coffee cups
fabric bunting
fun forever stamps
handmade items with the TSI logo on it
hugs
local ground coffee to offer during class
volunteer for 1 class during the semester

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

We're Trade School Indianapolis and we love to learn!

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May 6, 2014 Tuesday

Yes, you can Sing!

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis US

Do you sing or speak in public - or if not, would you like to? This workshop will walk you through a vocal warm-up class incorporating breathing techniques and posture work. Everyone will learn how to properly warm-up the voice before singing or speaking. This workshop will culminate with the entire group singing a familiar song utilizing their new-found voices and vocal techniques! All barter items benefit Trade School Indianapolis.

Bring one of the following:
4-8oz eco-friendly paper coffee cup
fabric bunting
fun forever postage stamps
handmade items with the Trade School logo on it
local ground coffee

About the teacher, Sarah O’Brien

Originally from Naples, FL, Sarah has been involved in the Bach Ensemble of Naples, Opera Naples, Naples Opera Society, Naples Carolers, Bower School of Music’s Chamber Choir, and Cantor at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Orlando. Sarah was also the first place vocalist of the Ave Maria Vocal Competition, Naples Music Club, Voices of Naples, and the Young Artist Competition. She recently was a resident artist with Central Florida Lyric Opera. The best part is she’ll be moving to the Midwest later this year!

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May 7, 2014 Wednesday

Physical Utterance

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Big Car
Big Car at 3819 Lafayette Rd
Indianapolis US

How do words, their sound, content, tonality, and organization evoke space, composition, materials, light, color, objects, movement, and ultimately meaning? In this workshop, you will share poems and other writings then break into smaller groups to create an installation or piece of performances. You will also be asked to consider the specific site of the installation or performance, and how we are meant to view / discover / engage with it. This workshop is perfect for theater students, performance artists of all genres, and those interested in site specific work. You will also need to bring any photo that is personal to you to use in the workshop. All barter items benefit the Big Car Service Center.

Bring one of the following:
#10 envelopes (recycled would be great!)
blank DVDs
double AA batteries
forever postage stamps
masking tape or painters tape

About the teacher, Peiyi Wong

Peiyi Wong is a writer, scenographer, and interdisciplinary artist. She works primarily in theater, film, and installation, with a particular interest in experimental modes of expression and collaboration. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Peiyi studied Literature and Visual Arts at Columbia University in New York, where she received her BA. She then spent several years as a freelance designer based in Brooklyn and working in the NY downtown theater, puppetry, and experimental music scenes, with excursions into independent and commercial cinema. In 2010 she returned to California to deepen her practice through graduate studies. She holds an MFA in Scenic Design from the California Institute of the Arts, where she was also a participant in the Center for Integrated Media. Her work has been shown at REDCAT, HERE Arts Center, P.S. 122, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, The Chocolate Factory, the Prague Quadrennial, Automata Arts, and various other venues and institutions in New York, Berlin, New Orleans, and Los Angeles.

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May 8, 2014 Thursday

Contact & Contemplation

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis US

Dive into creative processing through the practice of contact improvisation, designed to offer you tools to enhance your creative process. Particular explorations include ‘tuning in’, where you learn to create a heightened sensorial state; “connecting to the environment”, a practice in expanding your sensory attention to include external elements such as earth and air; “ensemble awareness”, exercises designed to facilitate kinetic listening and responding to fellow dancers; and “contact dancing”, practical tools for attending to your physical body, as you move with one or more other bodies. The workshop will include dancing, observing, and reflecting with others. Bring water, and knee pads if you own them and wear comfortable clothes to move in. All barter items will be used in Stephanie’s Indy Convergence side project.

Bring one of the following:
large, pink grapefruits
masking tape
old black and white photos
records
white peasant skirts

About the teacher, Stephanie Nugent

Stephanie is a choreographer, performer, and educator of dance/theater and improvisation. Her creative work is rooted in collaborations with artists and scholars addressing social issues surrounding empathy and nonviolence. She has presented work at REDCAT Theater and Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles), Dance New Amsterdam (New York City), Theater Aicoli (Padova, Italy), the Walker Fine Arts Center (Minneapolis), Sushi Visual and Performance Art (San Diego), and Capitol Theater (Salt Lake City). She is the Artistic Director of Nugent Dance, and has performed with renowned artists including Keith Johnson/Dancers, Victoria Marks, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company (Doug Varone, Laura Dean, Phyllis Lamhut, Shapiro and Smith, Doug Nielsen), Della Davidson, and Malashock Dance and Company. Stephanie moved to Indianapolis in 2013 and is active in the dance and improvisation community serving as Adjunct Professor of Dance at IU Bloomington, performing, teaching and dancing with G.L.A.C.I.E.R, choreographing for the IUPUI Dance Company MOCO, teaching at Motus Dance Theater and joining them for performances. This spring she is a Visiting Artist at Ohio State University.

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May 9, 2014 Friday

Music Technology: DAWs & DIY Audio

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis US

Calling all aspiring or current designers, musicians and self-producers! In this workshop, you will be walked through some of the software available that is useful for performance with programs such as audacity, Ardour, protools, and Csound. By creating a few simple projects, you will begin to explore some of the advanced features that these programs can offer. It is highly recommended that you bring a computer and install Audacity, Ardour and Csound prior to the workshop.

Bring one of the following:
1/8 inch metal wire sharp scissor
2x4’s
black gaffers tape
dowel rods
duct tape

About the teacher, Joshua Morris

Joshua Morris is from Louisville, Kentucky. An Oberlin alum, he studied composition with Dr. Randolph Coleman and Dr. Lewis Nielson, and at Butler University studied with Michael Schelle. His compositions are often intermingled with other disciplines to make music that must be seen and dance that must be heard. His work has been performed in several nations by numerous ensembles, from the Nouvelle Ensemble Musique in Canada to the Oberlin Orchestra to an Irish folk group in Dublin. He is a founding member of Ensemble 48, a contemporary music ensemble based in Indianapolis. He has also performed with the Rebellious Subjects Shakespeare. He has received numerous awards and honors, including membership with the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colo

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May 10, 2014 Saturday
Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis US

In this introductory workshop, students will develop awareness of patterns of breathing before being introduced to Tremorwork®, which accesses the body's own healing systems for deep release. It is a comprehensive approach to voice training and includes, as needed, work on breathing and the body, resonance, speech, dialects, impromptu and prepared public speaking, text, singing, and voice with movement, and presence. Please bring a text prepared, either a monologue or poem, that you will explore throughout the workshop as well as a yoga mat, socks, water, and loose-fitting clothing that allows movement.

Bring one of the following:
eye pillow
foam roller
massage balls
massage stick
tennis balls

About the teacher, Ryan O’Shea

Ryan O’Shea is an actress, teaching artist, and voice/dialect coach based in Indianapolis, IN. She is on the teaching faculty for the University of Indianapolis Theatre Department, where she also serves as a Dialect Coach and the Coach for the ACTF Irene Ryan Acting Competition. Ryan is currently a Teacher Candidate for Fitzmaurice Voicework®, which took her to London for a month this past summer (in partial thanks to an Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission). She will finish her certification in London in the summer of 2014. She earned her B.S. in Theatre from the University of Indianapolis and her MFA in Acting from Florida Atlantic Universi

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Stage Combat & Shakespeare

1:30p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis US

In this workshop you will learn how to scan the iambic pentameter in Shakespeare's verse to understand how to locate and perform the emotion written into Shakespeare's text. By learning basic stage combat techniques, you will receive the opportunity to put them together to perform a Shakespeare fight scene. Aspiring actors, performers, and of course all lovers of Shakespeare are encouraged to attend! All barter items will benefit Indy Convergence.

Bring one of the following:
#10 business envelopes
1 pack of heavy, white printer paper
black sharpies
ground coffee
handmade items with the Indy Convergence logo on it
large bubble mailing envelopes

About the teacher, Andrew Simon

Andrew Simon is a theater-maker based in Maine and New York City. He works as an actor, director, writer, producer and educator and creates work with the Mohawk Arts Collective in The Barn in Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island. He recently directed The Secret of Life, a Yiddish Theater Hip Hop Ballet for Target Margin Theater at the Abrons Arts Center.

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Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis US

In this workshop you will receive the opportunity to participate in a thoughtful discussion on how artists can be catalysts for lasting change in third-world countries. Drawing on instructor Robert’s experience in Haiti, he will walk you through his personal discoveries and invite your thoughts and suggestions on aid work. All barter items benefit Indy Reads Books.

Bring one of the following:
air freshener for bathroom
any nice card stock
box cutter & replacement razors
chunky sharpies
packing & scotch tape
paper towels or toilet paper
white or colored computer paper
white spray paint

About the teacher, Robert Negron

Robert Negron is an actor, playwright and martial artist who trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and South Coast Repertory Professional Conservatory. He also trained with The Antaeus Academy, A.C.T. Summer Conservatory, CSU Summer Arts Conservatory, Coronado School of the Arts and interned at The La Jolla Playhouse. Robert has worked at the Rubicon Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Boston Court, Old Globe Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Robert produced an adaptation of the book Into the Wild called Beautiful Blueberries 142 as a Black Swan project at OSF in 2007. Robert is Executive Director of The Sa-K-La-K-Wel Community Center in Jacmel, Haiti and spends part of each year as a resident arts instructor in Jacmel. In L.A. and San Diego Robert teaches classes including Acting for Dancers, Acting for the Camera, Acting Professionally and numerous Shakespeare workshops. Robert was the 1999 recipient of the Emerging Young Artist award and this March he led the first stage of a building project utilizing Earthship Biotechture techniques to create a sustainable building for arts and community events at Sa-K-La-K-Wel.

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May 11, 2014 Sunday
Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis US

In this workshop you will be taught how to artfully create special effects makeup for the screen, stage or costume party! You should prepare to leave looking a little different than when you came in. Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies, as you will be applying make-up to your face. All barter items will be used in this workshop.

Bring one of the following:
91% or higher alcohol
long q-tips
make-up remover
sharp scissors
small plastic cups
spirit gum

About the teacher, Anna Bratton

Anna began her professional makeup career in Los Angeles, where she earned her stripes alongside the best in the industry on sets of feature films, award winning shorts and national campaigns. Currently, she brings her passion and experience to the Midwest, working from her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Allowing her creative studies to lead the way, Anna earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Michigan and later studied at the Make-up Designory (MUD) in Burbank, California. As a MUD graduate, Anna's technique and experience in make-up application ranges from beauty make-up and runway designs to working with prosthetics and shaping characters with special effects.

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Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis US

In "No Culture, No Future", Simon Brault called out the cultural sector, identifying the important and wrought social, environmental and economic moment we currently occupy. We now live at a precipitous moment when "Battles for culture, education, the environment, peace, and social justice appear essential to re-establish the balance upset by the unchecked greed.” Based on the measurable positive impact of the arts and culture across our society, new ways of connecting existing research begin to reveal that there may be no greater mechanism for creating sustainable societies than the creative work which is often sidelined as a luxury or leisure time activity. This presentation will seek to reframe your date night of a dinner and a show as the potential savior of our world, and show why bringing the arts to the centre of society may be the best way to face the future. In an exploration of the (often surprising) positive effects of the arts on the social, economic and environmental issues facing us, you will begin to see what is being unearthed to show that the arts may be the best catalyst for a sustainable society. All barter items benefit the Sa-K-La-K-Wel community center in Oban, Haiti.

Bring one of the following:
a pack of pens and pencils
AA or AAA batteries
chalk
new adult size dance clothes
plain or ruled notebooks

About the teacher, Ian Garrett

Ian Garrett is Assistant Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University. In 2008 he co-founded the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA), a think tank for Sustainability in the Arts and Culture, based in Los Angeles. He has spoken around the globe on the intersection of sustainability and the arts on everything from the environmental impacts of music festivals to the emerging organizational structures for arts businesses. As an artist, Ian works as a designer for theatre and installation, focused on the integration of interactive media solutions into live experiential art work, and has designed and produced hundreds of shows in North America and Europe. He has served as Executive Director of the Fresh Arts Coalition, an awareness building arts service organizations in Houston, TX; led communication strategy for arts organizations, schools and political campaigns; and was partner in MPG Interactive, which developed and patented interactive technology for performance and themed environments.

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May 12, 2014 Monday
Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis US

In this workshop you will receive the opportunity to learn how to create an Andy Warhol style portrait. By discussing the process and its evolution, you will be guided through the first step of photo transfer. Because it is a two-part process, you will leave with your artwork and instructions on how to successfully complete the project at home, which will take 6-8 hours after the workshop. You must bring a black and white photo at least 8x10 with you to be able to participate. All barter items benefit Indy Convergence’s Umbrella Project.

Bring one of the following:
acrylic paints
body paint
celluclay
chicken wire
large bottle of elmer’s glue
small house plants

About the teacher, Hiromi Okumura

Hiromi Okumura received her MFA at Iowa State University and currently is an adjunct professor at Washington State University. Her work has been shown and collected internationally. Truly an interdisciplinary artist, Hiromi not only paints and designs but incorporates dance and movement into her work. In her artist statement Hiromi says, “…I try to let colors sing and vibrate to express energy, movement, and space. Like the dancer, music drives my creative force and helps move my brushes. If you could see me paint, you might think I am dancing — my feet and my brushes move rhythmically. In fact, I love to dance, and dance, improvisational dance in particular, informs my painting.”

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