Mar 6, 2015 Friday
(Full)
Teacher's Home in Pasadena
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Los Angeles US

We'll go through the basics of Salsa. This will cover the basic step, how to both lead and follow in a partner dance which we'll then use in a turn. From there we can do as much as we have time for. In the basics we can refine what you've already learned, or teach you from the ground up! If you can walk you can dance! -Bring comfortable shoes. You'll be moving in them. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
A good book
A surprise
Groceries/food/produce
Scented candles
Talk to me about taking more classes!
Trade me a class

About the teacher, Jonathan Gordon

I've been dancing since early childhood and fell in love with Salsa in college then went on to study both Salsa and Bachata intensively while I lived in Korea with their national Bachata champions. As well as performing I've been teaching the performing arts for around 10 years now.

Mar 7, 2015 Saturday

Let's Drift, Los Angeles

9:30a.m. to 3:30p.m.
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

In a nutshell, a dérive (French for “drift”) is the act of walking through a city, without direction, and with the explicit intent of psychological immersion in an urban place. It is an experimental-poetic act of getting lost. It involves a complete surrender to a city’s material ambiance. Guy Debord, a Parisian philosopher and founder of the Situationist International, invented the idea of the dérive , and named the knowledge that it led to “psychogeography.” In a class I taught last semester, we speculated about what a dérive is; this semester, we will find out what a dérive is for ourselves. That being said, it is not at all necessary that participants have taken my class previously. The class will start with a brief introduction to Guy Debord’s writings. We’ll look at some key passages, and discuss some of his guidelines about psychogeography. We will then to commit ourselves to a day-long dérive. Please be prepared for the commitment! Bring good shoes, water, some food, perhaps a notebook or a camera: that is, whatever you think will aid your walk. And please leave the appropriate chunk of time open. I would like for everyone to try a five-hour drift through Los Angeles. A drift is directionless, as well as exploratory and emancipatory. And because of that, at the end of the day it could take some time to get home. I will be providing Metro maps to figure out post-dérive transportation. As a final dimension of the class, you will share something that came from your journey. This could be, for example, a poem, a new friend, or a manifesto. Whatever it is, this is your barter item! If it cannot be sent over the internet, you can contact me to make barter arrangements. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker. This class will consist of walking / moving around the city for several hours.

Bring one of the following:
A Coffee Meet-Up with Drift Stories
A Found Object
A Poem
A Series of Photographs
An Essay on Vortices
Other Drift Ephemera

About the teacher, Dylan Howell

I believe in the right to laziness. I would like for there to be more organizations like Trade School. This LA winter has been a blessing. I think everyone should join me for a walk in Elysian Park! That's a goal of mine, and I'm seeing it through, little by little. I like being a student just as much as I like teaching. Let's take a class together. See you soon Trade School!

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(Full)

Indigo Dyeing and Shibori Workshop

11:00a.m. to 2:30p.m.
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

In this class we will discuss the history, process, and techniques of dyeing cloth with indigo. Students will learn how to create and maintain an indigo dye vat, create dye resists through traditional shibori (tie-dye) techniques, and apply indigo dye to fabric. Every student will need to bring the following supplies: -Some white fabric to dye; can be cotton, silk, linen, or wool*** -can alternatively be a garment such as a shirt, blouse, skirt, scarf, etc as long as they are white and made of one of the above natural fibers -yellow kitchen gloves (or other large, waterproof gloves) -apron or clothes you don't mind getting a little blue -string, twine, or yarn -scissor Optional supplies: -seam ripper -rubber bands -smaller pieces of cloth to make samples **Note: If you are bringing cloth you bought from a fabric store, please wash the fabric in hot water with detergent and NO FABRIC SOFTENER. This will remove any sizing or other manufacture chemicals left on cloth. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
Candles or Incense
Cheap bottle of wine (red please!)
Fresh Produce
Something handmade
Tea

About the teacher, Curtis Nouchi

Curtis Nouchi is a fiber artist, designer, and craftsman. He graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Crafts (for real) in 2012 and has since spent his days in Los Angeles crafting, drinking, and living the American dream whenever possible.

(Full)

Hand book-binding

1:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.
The design studio of the Skid Row Housing Trust
801 E. 7th Street #104
Los Angeles US

You will learn two simple methods of hand bookbinding and take home two sketchbooks/notebooks made with materials you have around at home. Please bring to class: –about 50 to 100 sheets of copy paper and/or any new or recycled paper (road maps, blueprints, graph paper--any printed paper with light printing--they can be mixed if you prefer), cut to same size –two empty cardboard boxes (cereal box, paper folders, etc.) –one pair of scissors –pencil/pen –cheap paint brush or sponge brush for glue –heavy book –anything with which you might want to personalize the cover of your handmade books We will provide needle, thread, (acid-free) glue, and some paper for inside and outside covers for variety, but if you have them, you are welcomed to bring them. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
2 hours of volunteering at Lamp (www.lampcommunity.org). Sign up at class.
2 hours of volunteering at Our Skid Row (www.ourskidrow.org)
Art books for Lamp Arts Program library (artist monographs, art history, catalogs, on techniques)
New or usable art supplies or musical instruments (for Lamp Arts Program)
One bicycle tune up service or instruction on bicycle maintenance.

About the teacher, Young Mi Chi

I'm a graphic designer and visual artist who enjoys encouraging and empowering people of all ages and backgrounds to engage their creativity through art workshops in the US and the world.

Beeswax Candle Dipping

7:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Learn the art of candle making and create a pair of artisanal hand-dipped beeswax candles. In this class you will not only learn how to make beeswax candles yourself, but will get hands-on experience and take home a pair of tapers you make yourself.

Bring one of the following:
1 lb. 20 mm x 6 mm Collar Wick Tabs for Candles new/unused
1 pound bag of new, unused beeswax pellets
1 pound block of new, unused beeswax
200 ft. roll of #4/0 Square Braid Wicking new/unused
500 ft. roll of #2/0 Square Braid Wicking new/unused

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita is a reader, rootworker, teacher and the proprietress of Madame Pamita's Parlour of Wonders. She picked up her first deck at the age of 10, then began studying the tarot in earnest in her 20s with some of the foremost tarot teachers of the time before becoming a professional reader and teacher herself. She has devised a system for learning the tarot that is intuitive and accessible, so that anyone can learn to do readings and develop their own spiritual insight. As a musician, she invented Euphonious Prognostication, blending the magic of tarot with old time music in a vaudeville act that she taken across the US and to the UK. More available at madamepamita.com or Parlourofwonders.com

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Mar 8, 2015 Sunday
(Full)

Honesty of Painting: Watercolor

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

This is a blind contour painting class. This means that while painting, instead of looking at the page, one looks at the physical object being painted. You don't watch your brush or hand; you can't see if you're about to fall of the page, you only paint what you see before you. Although this technique tends to create more abstracted figures, it also allows us to paint in ways which are completely unfiltered through perception. We will be using watercolors to practice painting by looking, rather than painting from memory. In this way the images produced are, in sense, more honest. They don’t tap into any preconceived notions of an object's objectness, they don’t require previous painting experience, they are a practice in direct transfer of sight to page. We will review basic watercolor technique and then experiment painting provided objects and each other. Please bring any paper, brushes or objects you want to paint! **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
35 mm film
coffee beans
glass jars
good mixed cds
home-grown anything
home-made anything
micron pens
some not-horrible headphones
supplies for everyone else
wine

About the teacher, michaela bathrick

Michaela is an art student/artist with a strong interest in honesty in art and life.

(Full)
At the Teacher's Art Studio in Silverlake
Address will be provided upon registration
Silverlake - Los Angeles US

Get fun and funky with modern geometric jewelry accessories! We’ll create itsy bitsy geo gems experimenting with bold color, ombre color and texture techniques. The creative combinations are endless with a definite statement piece to add to any style! Leave your jewel as is or turn it into a necklace (see below). BYOJC: To complete your necklace, please bring a cord large enough to fit around your neck. Cord can be twine, metal, leather etc. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
Any 2 boxes of organic tea
Any Dr. Bronner’s castille soap (16 oz. or larger), lotion or hair care
Any sketchbook, 100 pages or more
Any watercolor pad or notebook, 140lb. or heavier
Bottle of organic wine

About the teacher, Sienne Josselin

Sienne Josselin is an Illustrator and Art Educator in Silverlake.

Top Knot
1583 East Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles US

In this class we will utilize 3D thinking facilitated by Lego bricks to learn to tell stories more effectively, engage imagination, and gain insight. The LegoSeriousPlay methodology inspires the meaningful stories we all posses, but sometimes unknowingly keep too deep beneath the surface. LegoSeriousPlay empowers the whole person to “think through their fingers” as they craft fierce, passionate stories. For the class you need an open mind and the willingness to share your stories while you actively listen to the ones others have to tell. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
A plantable flower for my garden
Lego bricks
One person/place lead to offer this class to
Social Media help
Web design help

About the teacher, Adela Vangelisti

Adela’s excellent analytical skills, along with her diversified background, provides her with a solid understanding of the issues impacting corporate as well as educational organizations in the 21st century. Her expertise in multiple transformational processes enables her to provide customized solutions and to work closely with her clients, ensuring they meet their key goals and objectives. Through her career Adela has worked as an editor-in-chief and creative director for a number of publications working closely with a variety of organizations and developing innovative solutions to help them navigate through change. She possesses a natural ability to spot trends and an exceptional visual eye. She is certified as a Strategic Play LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY™, Creative Problem Solving (CPS), Neuro Design Engineer, as well as Technology of Participation facilitator. She is fluent in Spanish.

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Mar 10, 2015 Tuesday
(Full)
Teacher's Home in Echo Park
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Echo Park US

Have you ever wanted to start your own grassroots Supper Club, but don't know where to start? Do you love throwing dinner parties but always end up overwhelmed? Come learn some tricks of the trade, from getting started, to planning your first meal, to clean up afterwards! We will cover: what you need to get started; how to build a following; planning and executing a meal for 10+ people; easy menu adapting for groups, special diets and allergies; fostering conversation; setting the mood; and how to stay organized through the event. If you want to start a supper club, or simply become better at throwing dinner parties, this class is for you! If you like to take notes, bring a notebook and pen to class. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a small staircase (4 stairs) with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
2 lbs Brussels Sprouts (or equivalent organic produce)
A book about Los Angeles (fiction or non)
Any Soul/Funk album on vinyl
Bike tube (Presta valve, 27"x1") or air pump
Glass jars with lids
Lined Moleskin notebooks (or similar)

About the teacher, Kyla McCracken

I'm a writer and comedian who loves to find new ways to build and foster community. I love food--eating, preparing, and sharing it--and want to share that love with others! With experience founding and running Backyard Supper Club, as well as working in several restaurant kitchens in Brooklyn, I have a lot of ideas and perspective to offer. With a degree in Educational Theater, I love to teach from an active and communal perspective.

Mar 11, 2015 Wednesday

How to Make a Comic

7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Fun fact: comic books are older than book books. Yes indeed, the art of using words and pictures is a whole mess older a human practice than the art of using words and more words. And with the advent of the internet and digital printing, comics are experiencing a renaissance. This lesson will cover an overview of comic history before going through the process of creating short and long form comics. Whether you are a writer or an artist or a renowned doodler of paper margins, this class will lay out a few methodologies for you to join that most ancient of traditions. The Comic. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
Awesome alcohol
Excellent espresso beans
Old books that smell like tombs
Tea leaves, the kind for drinking rather than reading
Tickets to cool live events. June, July, I'm open

About the teacher, Nick Laurrell

I'm a writer and lapsed teacher of theater, comics, and baseball. I've made a few comics myself and helped a number of other people make their own too. I find that we ole stodgy Americans are just now catching up with nations like Japan and a number in Europe in that our grown-ups can suddenly be seen reading comics and not be suspected of moral deficiencies. With that new suspicionlessness, a lot of adults just now opening up to the artform don't know which way to turn...and comic shop employees aren't the most welcoming phylum of human. So I teach about comics, where they come from, the business of them, and how the art of pictures and words can be a tremendous experience. And if you're really interested, I can show you how to throw a good curveball too.

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Mar 14, 2015 Saturday
(Almost full)
The Whole Place at the First Christian Church of Whittier, 6355 Greenleaf Ave. (Lower Level), Whitti
First Christian Church of Whittier - 6355 Greenleaf Ave. (Lower Level)
Whittier US

This introductory workshop is designed to empower artists and activists to get to their next level. The course will outline a number of strategies and tools used for publicity, promotion, and marketing, in both traditional and online spheres. It is intended primarily for conscientious artists and community activists looking to further cultivate visibility for their projects. However, creative folks of all types, in need of a better understanding of PR and marketing, will be able to glean something from the class. Participants should be ambitious with serious aspirations, currently pursuing their passions (e.g., currently making and exhibiting art, performing, actively engaged in activist projects/organizations, etc.) Students will leave the course with the start of an action plan to guide their marketing and promotional efforts. The workshop is led by Charlene Boehne and Lynn Tejada, both of Green Galactic, an LA-based firm which provides publicity and marketing consulting services primarily to arts and culture clients. The class is presented in collaboration with the Whittier Time Bank. Whittier Time Bank members have the option to take the class for time dollars instead of one of the barter items. Students should bring note-taking materials (paper & pen, a charged laptop, etc.) **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker - several stairs to access building

Bring one of the following:
4 Whittier Time Bank dollars
a box of clear garbage bags
a piece of original dog art
healthy snacks to share with the class
homeopathic sleep remedies
local fruits/vegetables (from your backyard, foraged, etc.)
US postage stamps

About the teacher, Charlene Boehne & Lynn Tejada

Established in Hollywood, California in 1993, Green Galactic provides publicity and marketing consulting services primarily to arts, culture, and entertainment clients. Specifically, GG develops strategic marketing campaigns, publicizes new initiatives, and builds audiences.

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(Full)

Making Kombucha

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Gal Palace
131 S. Rampart Blvd.
Los Angeles US

Want to learn how to make your own richly probiotic kombucha for a fraction of the price? Come to this class to learn how to make this healthful tonic and find out why it has been revered for thousands of years by Chinese, Russian and Japanese cultures. We'll talk about the health benefits of probiotic & fermented foods, the chemistry of kombucha, the practice of fermentation, and everything you need to know about making kombucha on your own. You'll get to see the whole process from start to finish and sip on some homemade 'booch to boot! You will also be able to take home a SCOBY starter culture to get started making kombucha at home. ****Supplies Students Need to Bring to Class: A clean 32-oz (quart) jar to take your SCOBY home in **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
Air plants
Classy apron
Earphones w/ remote and mic
Edible or medicinal potted herbs
Fine red wine
Good bottle of Gin or Absinthe
Handheld mirror
Looseleaf pu-erh tea
Organic or homegrown produce

About the teacher, Adam Elabd

Adam is an educator in the fields of fermentation, natural healing and nutrition. He currently resides in Long Beach and travels around Southern California teaching public and private workshops. Adam is a practicing herbalist whose passion for fermentation, herbs, and health come together in every jar, crock and carboy. His style and technique are informed by his Egyptian descent and childhood in Saudi Arabia.

Mar 15, 2015 Sunday
Hermon Park
5566 Via Marisol
Los Angeles US

Let's make, "Because it's fun and I love it" your answer to the question, "why do you exercise?" In this class we'll join together and complete a high-energy workout using no equipment other than our own bodyweight. We'll begin class with a short mindfulness exercise to bring the group together. Then we'll get into a 50-minute workout made up of bodyweight strength training exercises and cardio drills. We'll finish with a cool-down and guided stretching, with an opportunity for questions from the group. You'll learn exercises that you can easily repeat later and, after class, you'll receive a handout with fitness tools you can use on your own, along with a copy of the workout we do in class. ****SUPPLIES Students Will Need To Bring To Class: Wear sneakers and workout apparel; Bottle of Water; Yoga Mat (or, if you don't have a yoga mat, bring a towel). Students will be required to sign a waiver & release form at class. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
1 (50 or 100 ct) bag of tea light candles
1 bottle of sauvignon blanc
1 container of cold-pressed coconut oil
3 bottles of sparkling mineral water
A beautiful & unique coffee mug

About the teacher, Leanne

Leanne Pedante is a resident of Highland Park and the founder of Trade School LA. When not thinking/talking about/working on Trade School LA, she works as a fitness trainer, group exercise instructor & freelance graphic designer.

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(Full)

Intro into Improv Workshop

6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Top Knot
1583 East Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles US

This class will be a introduction into the world of improvisation. How to think on your feet, be in the moment, and to actively listen to find what's funny. I will explain some brief/basic guidelines and mechanics of improv( like listening, active participation, yes and-ing, and more) and how the skills of improv apply to almost any area of life, you don't have to be an actor or comedian to get the benefits of improv! There will be scenes, games, and just generally being able to laugh at your own self. And that's the point isn't it? To be able to find what's true in a scene or life and see how sometimes it's so absurd and funny, but that is exactly what makes life so fun and enjoyable. Be prepared to go up in front of people and look silly and weird, because that is the point. Don't worry, we will all be silly and weird in front of each other. Be prepared to move around a lot, so stretch, bring water, and comfortable clothes. While there are no rules to improv per say there is one, no judging. We are all here to have fun and learn about a new skill set. This class will be 2.5 hours. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
candles
dish soap/laundry detergent
help with animation/website design (1.5 hours)
moleskin notebooks
or something random that you think a guy who likes improv and comedy would like
potted herb/plant
stuff for a bicycle
whole bean coffee/espresso

About the teacher, John Paliferro

I've been performing improv for 5 years now. I have studied at UCB, iO, groundlings, Second City, and the Miles Stroth Workshop. I have performed in SF Sketchfest, Del Close Marathon and other indie show that I've lost count of. BUT this is my first time teaching so it should be fun!

Mar 18, 2015 Wednesday
(Full)
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Sometimes called sudden fiction, micro fiction, short-short stories, quick fiction, or micro fiction, Flash Fiction are stories in under 2,000 words. Distilling experience into a few pages or a few paragraphs, forces us to pay close attention to every conversation, every action, every gesture, and every last syllable in every single word. The plan for this class is to write and revise a draft of a complete Flash story. The first draft of anything is a messy process and we’ll discuss a few techniques for getting started. And then we’ll write for a bit. Each writer will read their untidy draft, and we'll respond by pointing out what we liked. We’ll talk about revision and we'll revise. And then we’ll read and comment again. If there's time, each writer with have the option to talk about changes they made and why. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
A pound of organic unflavored coffee
A six pack of your favorite craft beer
Large coffee mug
Salad serving bowl
Your favorite CA red wine

About the teacher, Elan Barnehama

Elan is the author of the novel, Finding Bluefield. His interviews and essays on this and that appear in the Huffington Post and elsewhere. He brakes for art. He’s a New Yorker by default. A tortured Mets fan by geography. And a SoCal immigrant by choice. Elan has taught writing and literature at several colleges, led community-based writing workshops, worked with at-risk youth, wrote for a couple of universities, coached varsity baseball, had a gig as a radio news guy, and did a lousy job as a short-order cook.

Mar 19, 2015 Thursday
(Full)

Massage - Upper body, seated

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Los Angeles Eco-Village (Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana housing co-op) in Koreatown
117 Bimini Pl #201
Los Angeles US

Participants will learn about Safe Touch and how to effortlessly give and receive simple massage. (clothed and seated in a chair). Participants will be invited to help each other relax as they practice during the class. This instruction is only for personal use. Please bring a pillow or bath towel, and wear soft, comfortable clothing. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
1st aid Burn cream or packets
Ace bandage 3, 4 or 6 inch
Aspirin - regular strength
Benadryl Dye-Free Allergy Relief, Liqui-gels
First Aid Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin or generic)
Ibprofen
Kaopectate Anti-Diarrheal Reliever Liquid
Medical Bandage Scissors, 5 1/2 Inches
Self-Adhering Athletic Tape / Bandage 2 or 4 inch
Thermometer without mercury
Tweez'em Tweezers: Splinters & Glass Removal

About the teacher, Carol Springer

Carol Springer co-founded Massage & Sensory Education, has been a massage therapist since 1983 and is a retired nurse. She encourages people to use sensory awareness to engage with their self care and specializes in helping people through stressful events, illness and post traumatic recovery. Devon Fitzgerald, massage therapist, will assist her.

Mar 21, 2015 Saturday
(Full)

Social Media Marketing Basics

10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Gal Palace
131 S. Rampart Blvd.
Los Angeles US

Are ready to expand your business by using social media, but don’t know where to start? This course on Social Media Marketing will walk you through the basics of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube, and blogging, and how using these tools can benefit your business by attracting new customers, building customer loyalty and increasing brand awareness. In this course, you will learn: • What it means to be a social media marketer • Which social media sites are best for you and your business • What it means to engage and interact on social media • What kind of content works best on each site • How to create a social media content calendar • How to track the success of your social media strategy This class is perfect for small business owners, nonprofits and creatives. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
A good bottle of wine
Best-selling Book on Business, Marketing, or Leadership
Nail polish
Package of 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Paper (65lb), any color
USB Flashdrive, 2GB or more

About the teacher, Brittany A. Gash

Brittany A. Gash is a Marketing & Public Relations Consultant with a great passion and understanding for the arts, entertainment and nonprofit organizations. With 9 years of Marketing & PR experience, her expertise lies in event publicity, social media campaigns, content creation, brand and image management and digital marketing. Her philosophy is that well-planned strategies are the key to not only brand identity but also long-term customer loyalty, increased revenues and community engagement. She received her MBA from the University of Maryland and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge. She has also been an Arts & Entertainment Reporter for the online news source Examiner.com, since 2009.

Mar 22, 2015 Sunday
HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights US

It's all about keeping current; organizing for who you are today. Everything has energy. What items do you choose to keep around you? Do they represent and support all of you? What are you ready to release and what would you like to invite in? From your clothes and style, to photos and memories, to food, health, and even people. In this workshop, we'll explore the practical aspects of home, work and life organization, while also delving into the energetic and spiritual aspects of it. ***Supplies students need to bring: Option - you're welcome to bring photos of your space that needs organizing.

Bring one of the following:
A creative coaching session (or just your feedback!) regarding some new performance art/work I'm creating...
Cute socks. I esp. love tall ones
Flowers or plants
Food! Preferably healthy. Maybe we can even share in class.
Red wine

About the teacher, Ashley of Creatively Neat

I've been organizing for years and really love making a difference in this way. I'm also an activist, artist, musician and never get bored! <3 www.creativelyneat.com

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Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles US

This introductory class overviews the Creative Problem Solving or CPS process (a process, which resulted from more than 50 years of research and development) and its practical application on challenges, goals, and opportunities that individuals face in their personal and professional lives. We will identify and explain the four stages of the CPS process as well as a number of divergent and convergent tools that can be utilized in each to facilitate successful resolutions. We will practice the process on a challenge together and to explore why some participants feel energized at one stage and challenged in another. ****Supplies Students Need to Bring to Class: A pack of post it notes (larger size preferred), a color marker, an open mind, and wiliness to participate and have fun. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
Color markers
Large Chart paper
Large post-it notes
Masking tape
One person/place lead to offer this class to
Social Media help
Web site help

About the teacher, Adela Vangelisti

Adela’s excellent analytical skills, along with her diversified background, provides her with a solid understanding of the issues impacting corporate as well as educational organizations in the 21st century. Her expertise in multiple transformational processes enables her to provide customized solutions and to work closely with her clients, ensuring they meet their key goals and objectives. Through her career Adela has worked as an editor-in-chief and creative director for a number of publications working closely with a variety of organizations and developing innovative solutions to help them navigate through change. She possesses a natural ability to spot trends and an exceptional visual eye. She is certified as a Strategic Play LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY™, Creative Problem Solving (CPS), Neuro Design Engineer, as well as Technology of Participation facilitator. She is fluent in Spanish.

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(Full)

Be Your Own Life Coach

6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Top Knot
1583 East Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles US

- Description: There is no "one size fits all" approach to personal coaching (at least there shouldn't be). Instead of giving you a list of things to do or a program to follow, this class will provide you with a deeper understanding of your current behavior, values, and desires. You'll also learn various techniques to help you overcome blocks and negative behaviors so that you may live the life you want. Topics covered will include: Human Needs Psychology, how to identify, break, and build a habit, and research findings on the science of happiness. This class is for anyone who: *Is not doing what they say they want to do.* *Is frustrated with a pattern of thought or behavior they can't seem to break.* *Has been living with the same problem for too long.* *Wants to better understand someone in his or her life.* *Is interested in human behavior.* ***Supplies Students Need To Bring to Class: A pen / pencil and paper*** **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
A copy of a book that influenced your life
A vegetable or herb plant
CD you like from an "under the radar" musician / band
Dog grooming lesson
Tips / Instructions for planting a garden in my yard

About the teacher, Patrick Devine

Patrick Devine is a writer and Strategic Intervention coach.

Mar 28, 2015 Saturday

Awakening the Actor Within

11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Synchronicity LA
1666 Westmoreland Blvd (not Avenue, there is one near by)
Los Angeles US

Are you feeling "stuck" in your career? Are you feeling unfocused and blocked? Do you need support for your actor? I teach "The Artist's Way" for actors. I teach a workshop all about over-coming the frustrations and challenges of the actor's path and creating new paths and new opportunities. I have created a tool kit for actors who are in need of a sense of direction and purpose called "Awakening the Actor Within". Join C. Stephen Foster author of "Awakening the Actor Within" for a ONE DAY, 3 HOUR intensive for actors who wish to rediscover their passion and desire to ACT! **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
multi-colored T-shirt with funny sayings
pilot V razor pens
Retweet workshop info to 10 actor friends # me
review of "Awakening the Actor Within" workbook on Amazon after I send a FREE PDF
tell 10 friends about workshop via FB/Email tag me

About the teacher, stephen foster

C. Stephen Foster is a comedic actor/writer/teacher with numerous credits in film, commercials, and stage. Foster wrote the self-help workbook for actors called “Awakening the Actor Within” which is a guidebook to reawaken an actor’s true acting passion. He put together the workshop and workbook while also pursuing his own acting dreams. Foster wrote and acted in the successful stage shows “Divanalysis,” “Legends and Bridge,” and “Attitudes and the Dance” before moving into the arena of stand-up comedy where he performed at the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory. He acted in many short films and commercials and was cast as the lead in the indie feature “Off Hollywood.” As a writer Foster’s screenplay “Rainbow Sticker” was a finalist in several major contests, including the Hollywood Gateway Screenplay Contest, and he co-wrote the book to the hit musical “The Green Room: the College Musical” which has played all over the US and in Ireland.

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Everyday Mindfulness Meditation

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Elysian Park
835 Academy Road (exact location will be emailed to students prior to class)
Los Angeles US

Come and learn an everyday practice that improves overall health and well-being to calm the mind, relax the body, and rejuvenate the spirit. In this class we will practice three meditation techniques that have been used over the centuries that include sitting, walking, and eating meditations. All of these things you already do in your day-to-day life. Come to practice and enjoy with us a more intentional and loving way to be present with these activities and yourself. No previous experience or special supplies necessary. Supplies: Comfortable walking shoes & clothing Chair, cushion, mat, or anything else that you feel comfortable sitting on An open heart and mind **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
Books on herbology
Natural cord for macrame (hemp or cotton)
Natural fabric (linen, hemp, cotton, wool, etc.)
Organic herbal tea
Organic nut or fruit flower (almond, coconut, etc.)
Wool yarn

About the teacher, Raquel Trinidad

Raquel has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2006. Greatly enriched by the practice, she wants to share her love for mindfulness with others. She is an avid cyclist, gardener, reader, and overall curious person.

Mar 29, 2015 Sunday
HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights US

this class is dedicated to the book. i will provide basic instruction on the home repair of problems commonly suffered by the mis-shelved / mishandled book & guidance for home appraisal of one's personal collection. this three-hour class on sunday, march 29th will provide those who attend with basic tips on how to mend small condition issues with both hardcover & softcover books; how to prevent damage in one's own home library; how to realistically appraise modern titles with use of trade guidebooks & internet; also, attendees will have the chance to bring two books from their own libraries to discuss / showcase. to class please bring: a few generic metal paperclips a lint-free cloth a sturdy paint-stick / wooden tongue decompressor / bone-folder 1 problematic hardcover book 1 problematic softcover book i will provide bro-darts (plastic sheets with which to cover dust jackets) for ten students. i will also have on hand examples of the common guides used in book appraisal & book identification. please note: results of our in-class repair will vary. attendees are not required to bring books for repair or required to repair the books brought to class. i envision the first hour of the class dedicated to a basic, summary lecture --- the second hour to be dedicated to a kind of show & tell / discussion / diagnosis / appraisal of the books brought by each student. the third hour is the hour for padding --- to account for those who have difficulty finding the location, parking, traffic, etc. you know, to account for all the curveballs our fair city tends to throw. i hope that toward the end of class we will all work to repair our books in a group. perhaps enjoy a glass of wine & snacks? let's build a community. bring your curiosity. **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space may be difficult to access by wheelchair or walker.

Bring one of the following:
a few bottles of perrier.
a plant snipping in an uncommon bottle or, a bit of a succulent in soil.
five interesting matchbooks.
salted, creamy almond butter.
some of your favorite coffee to brew.

About the teacher, patricia fetters

i am a happy resident of los angeles for thirteen years. a lover of books for thirty or so. i was most recently book manager at SOAP PLANT / WACKO in los feliz --- now freelance writer of copy & content for the promotion of those not comfortable with the act of self-sale or self-promotion publishing as THE OTHERWISE INCLINED. i can also be found volunteering at a frequent trade school l.a. classroom site - lincoln heights' non-profit HM157, loitering with a book or notebook at a bar, walking the l.a. river.

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Sevillanas (Flamenco dance)

5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Teacher's Home in Echo Park
street address will to sent to registered students via email several days before class
Echo Park US

Learn this beautiful festive dance that originated in Southern Spain. Sevillanas can be danced by couples of all ages and sexes, groups of people, or performed alone. It can be sensual, dramatic, fast, slow, playful and more! It is comprised of 4 sections (called Coplas). In the class, students will learn the basics of the First Copla. We will begin the class with a Flamenco warm up and spend the last 15 minutes of class enjoying a JUERGA (dancing freely!!). Don't worry - it's fun and everyone can do it! **Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space has a staircase with no ramp or escalator

Bring one of the following:
100% Gardenia Essential Oil
100% Lavender Essential Oil
100% Tea Tree Essential Oil
box of Washing Soda
Candles
Dark Coffee (no Columbian or Medium roast please)
fresh sage for burning
hand cream (your choice)
incense (any type or scent)
one box of Borax
one gallon of WHITE vinegar
wine (your choice)

About the teacher, Lucy Vargas

I’ve been dancing Flamenco for about 20 years and I enjoy sharing my love of this beautiful, passionate dance form! I've spent the past two decades dancing, acting and teaching in the Los Angeles area. I live in Echo Park with my husband and two daughters. Most recently, we spent a glorious two months in Switzerland!!!

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