Apr 29, 2018 Sunday

DIY Mustard Making

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking details will be emailed
Near USC
Los Angeles US

Mustard is super easy to make! Want to learn how? You could even make up a batch or two for holiday gifts. We'll make cranberry or beer mustard and you will take home a jar! Supplies to bring: a couple of 4 ounce or so jars to take home mustard and a bottle of beer for the next batch, and a snack to share. We'll meet at my home, not handicap accessible. Location information will be sent about a week prior to class meeting. If you have questions please email kathieadams1@yahoo.com

Bring one of the following:
2 pounds of organic/heirloom dried beans
32 oz. Dr. Bronners soap, any scent
A case of 4oz canning jars
Dog treats (not rawhide)
Organic tea leaves - Chai or Earl Grey

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

I really enjoy DIY and have had many years experience of organizing a monthly craft club, where we make new things that interest us. Making jam, books, stamps, paper, soap and felted soap have been annual favorites. I currently work as a psychotherapist and have retired from a career in engineering.

Facebook Marketing 101

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
With Love Market & Cafe - Community Room
1969 S. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles US

There are 2.07 billion people use Facebook each month, so let's get your business seen by them!! This informative and entertaining workshop will help you understand the art and science of using Facebook effectively for marketing. Including the concepts around how Thea created a Facebook page with 14,000 Likes. In this workshop we'll be discussing what you need to know to start creating content that's actually seen and shared: ✅ How to create posts that get Likes, Comments, and Shares ✅ What the heck is "Facebook's algorithm" and why it's very important ✅ The biggest mistakes people make that keep their Facebook pages ignored ✅ How to use Facebook for sales ✅ Understanding Facebook's recent announcement about the changes to the News Feed, and how it will effect your Facebook Page Understanding the basics of Facebook marketing can help you connect with prospective customers, drive traffic to your online or brick and mortar store, and increase sales. We'll also be discussing the other social media platforms, and which ones your business should focus on.

Bring one of the following:
A business book
A testimonial of the course (to be emailed after)
Pictures of me teaching the workshop
Topography T-shirt design (to be coordinated after)

About the teacher, Thea Orozco

Thea Orozco has been using social media for business for a decade, back when MySpace was that weird thing youngins were using. Now she does social media management and consulting for businesses and organizations, runs her own Facebook page with 14,000 Likes for fun, and mentors introverted business owners.

May 6, 2018 Sunday

Greywater Systems

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
3110 North Broadway

Come and see a Pumped Greywater system, fully functional and installed at an original 1886 Victorian home in Lincoln Heights and learn about Greywater techniques from some of the leading experts on the field. Join myself and Greywate rexpert Joe Madeen, as we do a system walkthrough with a completed system, with all of the pipes unburied so that you can see the complete skeleton just before with bury the network irrigation elements (we are leaving the system unburied so that it can be fully visualized by our guests/students), followed by a brief slide show and Q and A session on the ins and outs of Greywater systems available, techniques, applications and pick our brains on Greywater!

Bring one of the following:
a bottle of red wine (merlot for example) bonus points for Organic
a bottle of Riesling Wine or Ice Wine
a package of Organic Gojo Berries (Super Food = Super Good)!
a package of Organic Raw Cacao Nibs (for use in a chocolate making workshop upcoming)
a six pack of GMO free craft beer

About the teacher, Charles Dinkel

Charles Dinkel is a Greywater Technician here in the Los Angeles area, works for one of the best Greywater Companies in the city, and has a Water Harvesting Certification from the Watershed Management Group of Tucson, Arizona. As an experienced Super Volunteer leader with Food Forward and 4 years of food pantry management experience here in the Los Angeles area, Charles focuses his logistical and strategic capabilities on the outcomes that serve the greater good, our community, and the benefit of our cherished Mother Earth.

May 12, 2018 Saturday

Dreamy Dreamcatchers

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Teacher's Home in North Glendale
Address will be emailed to registered students before class.
North Glendale US

Add bohemian flair to your home with handmade dreamcatchers. Teacher will supply hoops, yarn and decorative beads. Feel free to bring your own decorations to use and share.

Bring one of the following:
cat treats
paint brushed
painters tape
watercolor paper

About the teacher, Moriah Weis

Moriah is an artist and crafter living her dream life in P-town. www.instagram/neptuneartist_la.com

Camera Obscura
1450 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica US

Artists: are you looking to get out of the studio, out of your head, to share your practice and get feedback from diverse perspectives? Join a healthy conversation? Stop by to see others’ work and share constructive feedback. Camera Obscura Art Crits are open to visual artists and serious art lovers who are looking for an enriching exchange of ideas. How it works: Two 45 minute spots are available for sign up ahead of time, plus each session includes a drop in 15 minute spot if time allows. To sign up for the long spots, email Claudia at claudia.b@hotmail.co.uk. Bring an artwork you made and some specific questions to present to the group.                                            The process: We will be engaging in an analysis of the artwork’s techniques and narratives, subjects and objects, symbols and concepts, and processes and execution while looking, asking, studying, reflecting, and sharing. We will value artwork through observation and acknowledgement of the work’s personal impact as well as the potential it carries in relation to contemporary realities. This will be in the form of an organic group discussion where every artwork is precious, every opinion valuable, and each voice heard and appreciated. All participants: be prepared to contribute by creating a supporting, caring, respectful, and safe environment where we explore our liveliness and creativity, being mindful of time constraints and each other. This class is part of a series presented in conjunction with Camera Obscura, the co-host/ presenter of this event. About Camera Obscura: The Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean hosts six artists-in-residence annually, and offers workshops with a changing roster of residents and teaching artists. Check out artists at work, polish your writing, take a dance class, learn how to sew a seam and find a creative community! https://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=39798

Bring one of the following:
home/hand natural made soap
- plants, any kind preferably rescued and that I can carry on my bike
any garden produce that you might have
extra virgin olive oil
oregano essential oil

About the teacher, Claudia Borgna in conjunction with Camera Obscura

A well trained artist, I have been building my experience through academia, residency programs and exhibitions, working mostly with non-profit spaces and mainly in outdoors or alternative settings. Setting art “outside” has strongly shaped my views and my approach to art making. Inspired by nature, I feel that creativity has no boundaries and that it can be expressed everywhere in endless diverse forms. My fine art training and practice have taught me how to use and experiment with painting and drawing, ceramics, printmaking, video, sculpture, installation and socially engaged art, a journey that has led to a strong commitment to an environmental friendly use of space and materials that are site, place, context, people - sensitive and specific.

May 19, 2018 Saturday
Teacher's home in Pomona
Street in Ponoma
Ponoma US

In the first hour of this class, you will upcycle an old picture frame into a lap loom. In the following two hours, you will begin your weaving project! Materials to bring for the loom: - a wooden picture frame about the size of 13inx16in (frame only) - a hammer Materials to bring for the weaving: - 3-4 skeins of yarn of varying thicknesses and of the desired color scheme - scissors Optional: - a drill with small drill bits (1/16, 5/64, 3/32 etc) could make things go faster - ruler - a nice stick/rod/driftwood for the top (if you get to finish).

Bring one of the following:
A bag of mealworms for the chickens
A bucket of spent grain from your local brewer (for the chickens)
Dog treats (for two big dogs)
Homegrown produce

About the teacher, Gail

I am a math professor whose hobby is collecting hobbies. I like crafting, gardening, camping, being outdoors, cooking, teaching, learning, and raising animals. I also am into photography, ceramics (hand-building), and compost! My newest hobby is seed-collecting. I hope to learn how to make seed bombs one day!