Aug 3, 2016 Wednesday
Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles US

RSVP for the first meet-up of the Civic Engagement Homework Club. CEHC was started to offer recurring meet-ups for those looking to take time to work on civic engagement or activism projects or processes. You may use the time to work on, research, write about, think about, draw about, or meditate about any issue that calls out to you. Since this is our first time meeting, we'll make time at the beginning of our meet-up for people to share what they're working on or what cause they're investing their time in. You are welcome to collaborate or use this for time to yourself. ***---What to bring: anything you want to work on or write or read, any snacks you want to eat or share. ***---What will be provided: paper, pens, wi-fi, water, tea, coffee, printer, opening & closing meditation time. ***---Set-up: We'll use the living room / kitchen for a communal work table & social space. The bedroom will be for anyone who wants to sit in meditation or be alone. You may also choose to be outside - we have seats around the apartment's pool which you can use. There is also a small park directly across the street where you could sit. ***---You may use the time to work on, research, write about, think about, draw about, or meditate about any issue that calls out to you.

Bring one of the following:
no barter item needed - just you!

About the teacher, Leanne

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

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
(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.