Aug 25, 2016 Thursday
(Almost full)

Storytelling 101 - Think MOTH

7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles US

Turn the events of your life into unforgettable narratives! Championship storyteller Chris R. joins us again to introduce the building blocks of Moth-like storytelling. Have you always wanted to tell a personal story but you don't know where to start? I'll help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. I'll show you how to make your story relatable and tantalizing to readers, listeners and editors.

Bring one of the following:
cool candle
invitation to someplace cool
some vegan and gluten free treat
surfing lesson (I don't have a board)
surprise me

About the teacher, Christopher Rivas

I've swallowed glass and lived to tell about it. I'm an international performer and championship storyteller who has developed a signature style of powerful-joyous-sexy storytelling. I've fallen in love and dedicated my life to the power of personal stories and personal truths. I want people to know that their stories matter. My storytelling has been featured in ORIGIN magazine, and I've had the opportunity to offer my storytelling for healing work in many settings all over the world, from The Dominican Republic to Budapest, Belgrade and beyond.

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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

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 10, 2016 Saturday

Roundtable: project feedback

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Home in Highland Park
street address will be emailed to registered students a few days before class
Los Angeles US

The class will be an open roundtable for anyone looking to present a project/idea/screen play pitch/work presentation and receive feedback. Each person should be prepared to present their project with enough materials for 8 people. Presentations will need to be made in 10 minutes or less in order to accommodate everyone and allow time for feedback. This class will be highly dependent on what people bring in. The idea is to focus on one project for each participant, where we will both give and receive constructive feedback. Each participant will want to think about what kind of feedback they want, be able to say what the project if for, what the intended audience is, and where you are in the process (so we know how to best give feedback). This class is for anyone who is ready to hear from his/her peers and bounce ideas around. **Supplies: what do students need to bring? Personal snacks and water Presentation materials (optional, please inform the teacher ahead of time if you have audio visual needs and we will try to accommodate) Notebook and pen/pencil **Accessibility: This location has stairs at the entry.

Bring one of the following:
A large container of distilled water
A package of white 8.5 x 11 printer paper/copy paper
A potted plant (can be a snip from your own garden in a temporary holder)
An art piece around the theme of “Love Humanity” (poem, painted rock, song…).
An interesting book (I prefer non-fiction and books about storytelling, dramatic theory’s or theatre directing, as well as books of poetry, books that have fascinating covers, and books in foreign languages).
Surprise Me

About the teacher, Karen Stegall

Karen is a multi-disciplinary artist that cycles between theatre directing, writing, photography, and filmmaking.

Join
Sep 17, 2016 Saturday
(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

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.