Jul 12, 2016 Tuesday
(Full)

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Teacher's Home in Atwater
address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Los Angeles US

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson An antidote to the stresses of modern times, mindfulness is a mind-body approach to well-being that invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with our inner experience. This workshop will provide an introduction to the basics of mindfulness meditation and will present tips for bringing the practice of mindfulness into our daily lives.

Bring one of the following:
1 bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap - Lavender (16 oz.)
1 canister of Trader Joe's Fair Trade (decaf) Organic French Roast Coffee - ground with "Fine" setting
1 packet of (black) Uniball Signo 207 pens
a unique coffee/tea mug with "feel good" character (preferably used not new)
nag champa incense (5 boxes)

About the teacher, Jennifer Howd

Jennifer Howd is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, a Mindfulness-based Writing & Creativity Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the author of "The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat" and blogs about mindfulness for The Huffington Post and on her blog, http://TheMindfulnessDiaries.com. For more information about Jennifer, visit http://JenniferHowd.com

Jul 13, 2016 Wednesday
(Almost full)

** Teacher Orientation **

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

Do YOU want to teach a class through Trade School LA! We believe everyone has something to offer. Whether you already have a class you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among new teachers. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home in Highland Park. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters. *Accessibility: This class is located on the 2nd floor of an apartment building. There is no elevator on site.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of sauvignon block
A potted indoor plant
A snack to share with the group (enough for 10)
A surprise!
Email 5 friends who don't know about TSLA and tell them about it (CC TradeSchoolLA@gmail.com on the email)

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and a fitness instructor.

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Jul 16, 2016 Saturday
(Full)
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA US

We will be carving a stamp for you to use in hand stamping on fabric. You could also use your stamp to stamp on paper. Here’s some hand carved stamps on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/enchantingstamps. That will give you an idea of the kinds of stamps we will be making. And going to the link for Sandy’s Etsy shop (http://bit.ly/1s3phf0) you can see examples of the tea towels we will be making. We will have other stamps to use also. Supplies (please bring) Water base ink for stamping minimum of 5 oz – we will be sharing, so that there are a variety of colors. Something like this: http://www.dickblick.com/products/jacquard-textile-colors/ We will provide the material to carve the stamp, carving tools and a tea towel for you to stamp and take home. If you have carving tools, please bring them. And a snack to share would be nice. Sandy and I are co-teaching. Here’s Sandy’s Bio Bio for Sandy Shishido i’ve always loved making things as a kid and continued my passion for sewing and creating by taking tons of art courses in high school and college. with the popularity of “diy” movement and my monthly craft club i’ve learned how to make soap, toothpaste, candles, paper, books and more while always on the hunt for new classes. i worked as a pattern maker and apparel designer in the fashion industry for many years and currently design a women’s wear line “mi so happi” that is marketed through trunk shows, house parties and craft fairs. my kitchen wear line is on etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/misohappi

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treat (not rawhide)
organic olive oil, walnuts or raisins
organic peanut butter
surprise us

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 a retired from a career in engineering.

Jul 18, 2016 Monday
(Almost full)

Kombucha

8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Karen's House in Echo Park
165 N Toluca St
Los Angeles US

Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic, slightly sweet, effervescent, tea drink made using a SCOBY, or a Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. It's an ancient drink that Wikipedia traces back to 5,000 years ago in China that may or may not (jury's still out pending further peer-reviewed scientific studies) have significant health benefits. Also, if you haven't noticed, it's super trendy right now. Regardless, it tastes great and is super simple and fun to make. Supplies needed for this class: A gallon or half gallon glass mason jar with a screw top lid. You can get these at hardware stores, amazon, or even dollar stores. You will take home your SCOBY in this jar to start making delicious drank!

Bring one of the following:
A package of toilet paper
Baby tree
Bicycle tire patch kit
Fresh produce (any kind)
Fun socks (women's size 8)
Homemade loaf of bread
Indoor or outdoor plant
Mulch or compost (size of a kitchen garbage bag or more)
Plant pots (any size)
Something made by you or someone you know
Surprise me!
Vegetable or herb seeds or seedlings

About the teacher, Karen Stasevich

I'm a policy analyst from Michigan. I came to LA for the weather and the adventures. I like backpacking, drawing, and learning how to do/make things. I also host a bi-monthly figure drawing workshop.

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Jul 24, 2016 Sunday

** Teacher Orientation **

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

Do YOU want to teach a class through Trade School LA! We believe everyone has something to offer. Whether you already have a class you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us for orientation. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among new teachers. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home in Highland Park. Teachers only need to attend orientation once in order to teach in any future semesters. *Accessibility: This class is located on the 2nd floor of an apartment building. There is no elevator on site.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of sauvignon blanc
A snack to share with the group (enough for 10)
A surprise!
Email 7 friends who don't know about TSLA and tell them about it (CC TradeSchoolLA@gmail.com on the email)
Tealight or votive candles

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and it continues to be one of the best decisions she's ever made. In addition to running TSLA, she also works as a freelance graphic designer and a fitness instructor.

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Aug 27, 2016 Saturday
(Full)

DIY Paper Making

10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA US

Making paper is really fun! Here’s some images of DIY paper: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hand+made+paper&FORM=HDRSC2 And here’s a photo of paper I’ve made in the past, cut up and sewed on cards: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5z_SxspLlbIQmR5V1dpTWdYTEU&usp=sharing. Supplies: if you have bits of embroidery floss, fuzzy yarn, dried lavender, etc to adorn your paper bring it along. A treat to share is welcome. I’ll provide everything else you need to do this craft.

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

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 a retired from a career in engineering.

Sep 17, 2016 Saturday
(Almost full)

DIY Felted Soap

10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Near USC
LA US

This is a SUPER fun thing to do and make GREAT gifts. We will be wrapping soap in WOOL (has to be WOOL) to make soap pretty and exfoliating! Google DIY felted soap images for some inspiration. (https://www.google.com/search?q=felted+soap&rlz=1C1SFXN_enUS499US516&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwif06GuuuTMAhVETCYKHdgnDa8Q_AUIBygC) Supplies (please bring) 2 to 4 oz wool roving in your favorite color or colors (we'll share - great to have an assortment of colors) Here’s where you can purchase wool roving on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_6?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wool+roving&sprefix=Wool+r%2Caps%2C304 Several bars of soap (if you'd like hand crafted soap made at a previous class, I'll trade 3 hand crafted soaps for a bottle of olive oil or essential oil) Bits & pieces of WOOL yarn (if you have a stash) to adorn your felting. Optional: a felting needle if you want to attempt the fancy designs

Bring one of the following:
almond butter
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
surprise me

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 a retired from a career in engineering.

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