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Dudley

Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Learn how to grow your own food without buying anything, and without any digging. You don’t need a greenhouse, or even a garden! This class is ideal for people who have never tried growing food before, or tried and it went wrong. Learn about the best things to grow, when to grow them, and what to do about soil, sun and shade. In this class you'll plan your own growing calendar and take away a starter kit with seeds.

Bring one of the following:
A brick
A pebble
A postcard with a picture on
An offer to Teach a Trade School class yourself
An old rusty bit of something
String

About the teacher, Janet Armstrong

I was born in Dudley and live in Dudley. I am a lifelong keen amateur gardener. I learned growing from my Dad when I was young, and picked up gardening skills through trial and error. I am a graduate of Chelsea School of Art, and have worked with people of all ages to facilitate learning about Art, in schools, colleges /adult education and voluntary sector workshops (from Oh! in Bethnal Green to Edinburgh College of Art).

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Textile art

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

A chance to rag rug, crochet, stitch or stick. Beginners welcome. We will each create a square of textile art to contribute to a finished piece to hang in gather.

Bring one of the following:
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
Buttons
Fabric scraps
Wool

About the teacher, Jane Clarke

I have a lifelong love of all things handmade which I am now indulging in retirement. I live in Halesowen. I love making things and being a bit creative.

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Breadmaking for beginners

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Learn a simple way to make either yeasted bread or sourdough bread. One of life’s skills that seems to have gone out of fashion. Baking your own bread is the healthiest way of eating bread. Mix and knead the dough, have a cup of coffee, knock it back, and take it home to bake.

Bring one of the following:
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
A surprise
Anything homemade or handmade
Plants or herbs
Seeds for cooking e.g. poppy seeds, sesame seeds
Vegetable seeds for growing

About the teacher, Karl Denning

My family has been baking bread for over 120 years, my great-grandfather was a master baker. I live in Dudley with my family, guide dog and 9 chickens!

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Free Motion Machine Embroidery

5:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Have a go at writing/drawing/colouring with a sewing machine. No experience necessary, just a willingness to try something new and exciting. The only limitation is your imagination. It's great fun!

Bring one of the following:
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
Bits of fabric
Cotton

About the teacher, Cath Leadbeater

My name is Catherine - everyone calls me Cath. I've been a dressmaker/crafter for over 40 years and still love it. I get excited at trying new ideas and find conversations with people are where I get my best ideas - and yes I talk a lot! I run Tandem Crafts at the Red House Glass Cone with my sister (and partner) Ann, this is a new venture for us both and have only been here since August 2016 but loving every minute.

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Make your own Seed Bombs

10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Sow wildflowers, not war! In this hands-on trade school, Wayne leads us through how to make seeds bombs out of ordinary clay and wildflower-seeds. Once dry, these can be lobbed onto unloved plots of land. Let nature do her thing, and watch a riot of colour appear

Bring one of the following:
A joke
A notebook
A surprise
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
Something recycled/upcycled/re-used
Something to eat

About the teacher, Wayne Trevor

I am a co-founder of the Open Orchard Project, which connects communities through fruit and planting fruit trees in public places, and a passionate grower at home and in community gardens. I've spent almost a decade working and volunteering in the third sector promoting equality, protection of the natural environment and more recently in and around the food system.

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An introduction to sign language

11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Have you always been interested in sign language? In this class you will get an overview of the underpinning basics of British Sign Language (BSL). We’ll go through such things as finger spelling, basic everyday signs, numbers and lots more.

Bring one of the following:
A piece of fruit (but not banana!)
A surprise
An interesting book to read
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
Anything homemade or handmade
Interesting tea

About the teacher, Siobhan Michaels

I leaned British Sign Language a couple of years ago because I was curious about it. It’s opened my eyes to the challenges deaf people may encounter in their day to day lives. I grew up in Sedgley, I live in Dudley now. I’m also a sci-fi geek.

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Operation Paste-UP

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

We are going to make street art posters. we will design a character or symbol, blow it up bigger size, draw it onto poster paper, give it colour with watered down acrylic, cut it out and then go an paste it up somewhere.

Bring one of the following:
Left over paint (e.g. half tins)
A random item from that random draw in your house where you just randomly throw things in every now and again…. My mom calls it the useful draw.
An offer to help out for an hour in the UP-Cycle workshop
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
Screws, nails, bolts, hinges etc.
Wood

About the teacher, Guy Holness

I am The UP-Cycle Guy on a mission to build an empire of positivity, I’m using recycled materials to make positive products and then selling them to generate funding for The Inspirational Network, my organisation that uses art as a tool to inspire people to be more creative. I am the curator of Creative Connect exhibitions. I also wear funky Dudes on my shoes.

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An introduction to Spanish

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Learn some basic phrases and words, and some idioms. We will translate a Spanish song and learn to sing it together. If you have a Spanish guitar you can play, or any Spanish music on vinyl, bring it along to use in the class.

Bring one of the following:
An offer to teach a Trade School class yourself
Chocolate
Fruit
Rock and Roll or swing on vinyl

About the teacher, Esma Korkut

I am a Turkish girl living in Dudley, somehow speaking Spanish! I have lived and studied in Spain, and travelled around much of Europe. I would like to trade skills and meet new people.

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Gather
65, High St
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1PY

Ever been confused by works of art? Starting with Modern Art, which is often portrayed as ‘difficult to understand’, we will discuss the language of art and the differences between looking, seeing and perceiving. Don’t be put off by other people’s opinions or the weighty articles of academics! There is no right or wrong way of seeing. Join us to step towards a clearer understanding of what we are looking at and ‘seeing’ when we look at ‘works of art’.

Bring one of the following:
A brick
A pebble
A postcard with a picture on
An offer to Teach a Trade School class yourself
An old rusty bit of something
String

About the teacher, Janet Armstrong

I was born in Dudley and live in Dudley. I am a lifelong keen amateur gardener. I learned growing from my Dad when I was young, and picked up gardening skills through trial and error. I am a graduate of Chelsea School of Art, and have worked with people of all ages to facilitate learning about Art, in schools, colleges /adult education and voluntary sector workshops (from Oh! in Bethnal Green to Edinburgh College of Art).

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Geneva

Echange de soin / Swap healing #2

3:00p.m. to 5:30p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 076 385 07 26)
Genève

ENGLISH TEXT FURTHER DOWN*** Ce cours s’adresse à toute personne qui s’intéresse à l’évolution personnelle et au bien-être en lien avec les différentes techniques thérapeutiques existantes. Par techniques thérapeutiques, nous entendons massage, lithothérapie, hypnose, PNL, soin énergétique, relaxation, tarot, etc. Si vous avez été formé ou savez utiliser un outil qui favorise l’évolution personnelle, vous êtes la bienvenue à ce cours. L'échange de soin se fait sous cette forme: un massage est donné par un participant à un autre contre un soin énergétique pendant la même soirée (par exemple). De cette manière les participants peuvent entraîner leur savoir-faire et en même temps recevoir les bénéfices d’une autre technique de soin. MATERIEL: Si vous avez besoin de matériel spécifique pour donner vos soins (table de massage, tapis de yoga, etc.) vous pouvez l'amener sur place, sinon vous pouvez nous écrire à tradeschoolgeneva@gmail.com, il se peut que nous ayons déjà ce qu'il vous faut ! ****** We invite everyone who is interested in personal evolution and wellbeing in relation to the different existing therapeutic methods. By therapeutic methods, we mean massage, lithotherapy, hypnosis, NLP, energetic healing, relaxation, etc. If you know or have been trained at a particular therapeutic technique you are welcome to the class. The healing swap is happening this way : a massage is given by a participant to another against an energetic healing during the same evening (for instance). This way the participants can train their healing skills and receive the benefits of another therapeutic method at the same time. MATERIAL: If you need specific material to give your healing session (massage table, yoga mat, etc.) you can bring your own, but you can also contact us at tradeschoolgeneva@gmail.com, it is possible that we already have what you need !

Bring one of the following:
Autre type de soin / other healing technique
Massage / massage
Session d'hynpose / hynonsis session
Soin énergétique / energetic healing
Technique de relaxation / relaxation method

About the teacher, KϴREAM

We are a group of persons with different backgrounds and different kind of therapeutic tools who are passionate by healing. We gather together because we favor collective evolution, join us if you have some healing skills to share.****** Nous sommes un groupe de personnes avec des parcours et des outils thérapeutiques très différent qui sommes passionnées par les soins. Nous nous rassemblons parce que nous favorisons l’évolution collective, rejoignez-nous si vous avez des savoirs-faire à échanger.

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Discover Kundalini Yoga

4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Shaanti Club
Rue des Grottes 28, 1201 Genève
Genève

Kundalini yoga is a technology of awareness. It works on all levels and layers of the self - body, mind and soul. It teaches techniques for disease prevention, strengthens the immune system, stimulates the glandular system, boosts the nervous system, improves circulation, and helps break habits which are damaging to our health and mind. It helps us a achieve a state of grace. Kundalini Yoga is the science of living as a complete, happy, healthy, holy being of light. A gentle word of warning - Kundalini Yoga will force you to live in truth and remove everything in your life that is untrue. This may not always be a beautiful or neat process but it is worth it. You are welcome to this wild journey.

Bring one of the following:
be ready to meet your most exquisite self
be ready to sing
bring flowers
come with no expectations
wear white

About the teacher, Beant Devi Kaur

I commenced my journey into Yoga in 2000. In 2006, I discovered Kundalini Yoga and was so deeply touched and transformed by it, that it quickly became my daily practice. My first beloved teacher Hari Kaur Khalsa in New York City opened the gate to a new beautiful world. Since then, my practice accompanied me as I moved to and lived in Shanghai, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Sofia, and, since the last 5 years, Geneva. In 2015, I felt a great urgency to share this sacred technology with others and I completed my Teach Training at Amrit Nam Sarovar International. Teaching is a blessing. I am grateful.

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“COME AND JOIN MY GAME”

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Game is the language of peace that children use amongst themselves. All the children can speak this language without any exception. All the barriers may be overcome and all the disadvantages may be transformed into an advantage by means of game. Becoming game-friendly adults would support the expansion of this language and would enable us to grow children that would bring peace to our world. A few games everyday would do good to your mental and physical health. Programme: Presentation on “Game” (5 min) 5-10 games to be played and evaluation Questions and Answers Evaluation of the whole process

Bring one of the following:
Baloons
Bring the child in you
Bring your energy
Ping pong balls
Stones

About the teacher, Tugba Tümer

I graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU-Ankara/Turkey), Early Childhood Teacher Education Programme in 2003. I have worked in the field on various subjects for the last 14 years. During the first two years after graduation, I worked with mentally or physically handicapped children. Afterwards, I worked for 10 years as a pre-school teacher (early-childhood educator) at the METU Development Foundation Schools (METU College) in Ankara. After having completed the “Creative Drama Leadership Training Programme” in 2004, I have actively worked as a creative drama leader and I have organised creative drama workshops in different schools and associations. I have published an activity workbook of 6 volumes in 2005 for pre-school students. Due to my husband’s assignment here, I moved to Geneva two and a half years ago. For the last one and a half years, on a voluntary basis, I have been offering “creative drama classes” in Quartier Secheron to 7-9 year-olds and “game and movement classes” to 3-5 year-olds.

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Espace de Quartier Sécheron (1st floor / étage) Reference Elie
Avenue Blanc 7, 1st floor / étage (call 076 385 07 26)
1202 Genève

Aujourd'hui de plus en plus d'organismes en tout genre son friand de nos données personnelles, et redoublent d'efforts pour se les procurer, en jouant souvent à la limite de la légalité. De plus en plus de gouvernements tentent de tracer, suivre et espionner leurs citoyens et les voyageurs sous divers prétextes plus ou moins crédibles. Ce cours portera sur la thématique de la protection des données privées, des moyens et outils à disposition pour pouvoir protéger sa vie privée sans devoir renoncer à une vie connectée. Pour ceux qui veulent aller plus loin, nous ferons aussi un état des lieux du niveau d'anonymat qu'il est possible d'atteindre sur internet et des moyens a disposition et des contraintes à accepter pour y parvenir. Les participants sont invités à venir avec leurs ordinateurs portables, tablettes et/ou smartphone pour pouvoir mettre tout ça directement en pratique. Le cours dure 1h30 mais nous pouvons largement déborder si vous avez des envies/questions.

Bring one of the following:
Motivation
Participation
Présence
Questions
Surprise

About the teacher, 0xdeadbeef00

Passionné d'informatique depuis plus de 30 ans, j'en ai fait ma profession en autodidacte depuis plus de 20 ans, spécialisé en hacking éthique depuis plus de 10 ans et fervent défenseur de liberté de parole et du droit à l'anonymat et à la protection de la vie privée depuis toujours.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax

Winter is an important season for gardening - its the season for planning and dreaming! Do you want to grow your own food but aren't sure where to start? Do you already have a garden but have questions? Maybe you're an experienced gardener and want to geek out with others. This workshop is for you. We'll talk about what you need to get started on any scale from patio to field, look at seed catalogs, talk about easy crops to start with and get inspired for the upcoming season!

Bring one of the following:
A haircut
Help with basic car maintenance
Seeds to swap with other participants
Snacks to share during workshop
Tupperware containers
Unusual/experimental home brew
WIDE-MOUTH mason jars of any size

About the teacher, Robin Johnston

Robin is a fermentation enthusiast and aspiring farmer. Along with her partner Alex, she runs The Bubbling Jar - a small fermented pickle company based in Halifax. When not fermenting you can find Robin talking, reading or thinking about fermentation.

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Accessing Creativity

8:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS

A creative Body-mapping workshop that welcomes all drawing skill-sets. A positive, self-reflection exercise that taps into what inspires the work you do while creating a beautiful image as a result. Body-mapping is a collaborative process for every participant present, and it encourages embodied awareness.

Bring one of the following:
Art
Canned goods/dry food/snacks
Craft supplies
House plant
Jewelry
Knitted things
Picture frame

About the teacher, Bria Miller

Some post-secondary at MSVU/Visual and Musical Artist, Arts based Social Justice Advocate, Accessibility for Racialized and/or LGBTQ* folks/Community Facilitator for Youth Art Connection, Graphic Facilitator and Host for Brave Space

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Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS

I will provide packing advice (what/how much to bring), visa information, go over types of backpacks available, suggest highlights, give travel tips for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. I can also talk a bit about Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and extensively about South Korea.

Bring one of the following:
Beginner knitting lesson
Homemade jam
Organic nut butter
Organic vegetables
Unique tea
Vegan baked goods

About the teacher, Krista Decoste

After graduating from StFX University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2009, I spent a number of years abroad living in Central and South East Asia. There I spent time primarily in South Korea where I was an ESL Instructor and Project Coordinator and in Thailand where I was a professional Dive Master and Operations Manager of the onsite dive center at a Condé Naste Johansens resort. After approximately 6 years, I returned to Canada and made talent acquisition my career. In my downtime I enjoys all sorts of sports, COOKING, shopping at the local farmers markets or hanging out with my rescue cat from Thailand- Pepper.

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Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS

This session will be in two parts: The first will be an analysis and discussion of the anatomy of a knitted cuff-down sock. Once you understand and appreciate the proportions within the sock structure, you can develop your own template and won’t need to refer to a pattern at all, except for specific stitch patterns such as cable or lace. The second part will be a clinic to help troubleshoot problems with socks-in-progress. Cast-on too tight? Can’t make the heel turn come out even? How do you avoid those pesky little holes as you start the gusset? Toe shaping not quite right? the dreaded Kitchener stitch? You might have your own tips and tricks. Bring along one or two sock projects, and we’ll sit and knit and share. Disclaimer: Participants should know that, while I’ve tried other methods, I use five double-points to knit cuff-down socks.

Bring one of the following:
A scented candle
A story about knitting
Colouring pencils or crayons
Dark or milk chocolate, drinking or eating

About the teacher, Colleen Putt

Colleen is a retired high school history teacher and has been a knitter since childhood. However, she had stopped knitting for a time because of arthritis in her hands. Then a desire to stop smoking led her to start making eyelash scarves (remember those?) which were then bestowed on friends and family for Christmas or birthdays. The ‘market’ for scarves quickly became glutted, so she decided to try to knit a pair of socks, and lo! an addict was born. In the past 10 years or so, Colleen estimates that she has knit over 400 pairs of socks and shows no sign of tiring of it. After all, people always need socks, right?. And sock yarn is amazing for its astonishing variety. Her mottos are “If I can’t bring my knitting, I’m not going.” or “If I sit, I knit.”

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Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS

Info coming soon!

Bring one of the following:
Coffee
Snacks for the class
Tea

About the teacher, Rob Perry

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Taxes 101

7:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS

Coming soon!

Bring one of the following:
Cookies
Dragon related knick knacks

About the teacher, Nathan Fredericks

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The Living Room
2353 Agricola St
Halifax

The class will introduce students to the concept of "white fragility", in order to build one's ability to withstand common strategies of defense that uphold white forms of dominance. In particular, students will work in small groups to develop effective strategies for challenging white racist practices.

Bring one of the following:
Books

About the teacher, Darryl Leroux

Darryl is a white settler whose ancestors include the first person born to European parents in New France in 1620. He's a professor of sociology at Saint Mary's University. His work examines the politics of racism and colonialism in Canada, with a particular focus on Québec. His most recent research has turned to the self-indigenization of French-descendants. His work is available here: https://smu-ca.academia.edu/DarrylLeroux

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Indianapolis

Rookie Home Buyers Training Camp

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

You probably keep hearing people say things like “Now is the time to buy!” and “Why pay that much in rent when you could be in your own home?” The truth is – interest rates are low, and it is a great time to purchase a home! We want to make sure you know exactly how the process goes – from getting pre-qualified to closing and getting the keys handed over to you! We are lending, real estate and insurance professionals and want to help you as you embark on the exciting journey of home ownership! In this class, you will learn the basics of the home buying process, as well as helpful tips and things to consider! Even if you already own a home, we have valuable tips and best practices to make sure that your next purchase is smooth and stress-free! If you are an existing homeowner, feel free to bring a copy of your latest mortgage statement or insurance declaration page and we are happy to review and give advice! Our class is accepting barter items that will be donated to the Legacy House. The Legacy House is an organization that provides free support and counseling services for adults and children who are victims of violence. They work with people from all walks of life who are facing a variety of challenges. We will have a representative from the organization at our class so you can learn more!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Art supplies including brushes, paints, 8 x 10 canvases, washable markers, construction paper, glue sticks, fabric markers and paints, fabric glue, foam shapes with adhesive backing, stickers, ribbons
Books (Adult novels, children’s novels, children’s picture books, humor books, board books to give to parents of toddlers)
Boxes of tissues
Cases of small bottled water
New hats, scarves, or mittens for children
Personal and wall calendars (2017) for clients to keep appointments
School Supplies (paper, pencils, book bags, etc)
Toys, Puzzles and Games, especially children’s board games
Writing journals

About the teacher, Joe Smith

Joe Smith is a full time Realtor working in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Joe helped more buyers purchase homes in 2016 than 98% of all other Central Indiana agents. He graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, he specializes in helping home buyers find their dream home while also achieving better results and control throughout the transaction. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing with his two amazing daughters and relaxing at the beach. Kim Mathews has 5 years of insurance experience and 3 years of experience running an independent agency. She works with over 15 different companies and is able to shop rates through a variety of carriers. She is adamant about empowering her clients and prospects through education and encourages them to ask questions about anything that does not make sense. She has a black lab mix named Rigsby, and in her free time she enjoys traveling and camping. Bonnie Bowling is a Mortgage Loan Officer at Union Savings Bank, serving Ohio and Indiana residents and investors. With over 20 years of industry experience in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional, and Commercial lending she's seen many changes that have impacted the industry, what has not changed is her commitment to serve her customers and take great care of them from the date of application to the day of closing. It is her belief that excellence is a skill perfected. She takes personal responsibility in her daily efforts to continue perfecting her skills and services for those who continue to trust her as their mortgage originator for life!

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Intro to Cross Stitch

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Learn how to thread your needle, adjust your hoop, and get started with an inexpensive and enjoyable craft! Each participant will receive a small kit along with a pattern. I will provide instruction, finishing techniques, and where to find some fantastic patterns. We will talk through purchasing your materials, starting a new pattern, and troubleshooting.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
a book you love with a note why
a favorite bottle of wine
handmade soap
homemade pickles
house plants
local honey
locally roasted coffee beans

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a fiber addict who sells advertising by day and crochets by night.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

It's 2017, time to update your daily beauty routine, without breaking the bank! You will learn some simple tricks to update your daily makeup routine, and the basics of makeup that will pertain to you specifically.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
champagne
fresh flowers

About the teacher, Jenifer Snider

Jenifer is a Licensed Aesthetician, and Aesthetics graduate from Empire Beauty School. She is certified in Advanced Makeup Techniques, with many years of hands on experience. She has a passion for skincare and makeup, and helping women feel beautiful in their own skin.

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Anyone Can Paint: Love Birds

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Paint your own 12"x12" painting of two love birds silhouetted against the sky! No painting experience needed, I will walk you through step-by-step. This will be an evening full of fun & creativity - sign up with your friends!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
blank wood palette plaques in various shapes & sizes
chain nose pliers (no teeth) &/or wire cutters used for jewelry
clean, empty BLUE glass wine bottles (preferably with the labels removed)
heavy gel medium or mod podge (preferably matte)
soft linoleum blocks for print carving &/or lino cutting tools
wine or martini glasses (clear with no designs)

About the teacher, Jen Sutton

Jen Sutton is an artist, crafter, geek & dreamer. She has been creating her entire life & doesn't feel complete without it. She has college degrees in fine art, photography & graphic design. She believes that you don't have to be an "artist" to enjoy creativity in your life, & her dream is to spread this joy to everyone around her through her business The Color Break.

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Decoding Shakespeare - Richard III

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Have you ever wondered, "Who is this Shakespeare guy and why does everyone like him so much?" This class will give you the insider knowledge and help you get in on the fun! During this class we will be doing some very active reading of Shakespeare, so come prepared to get up on your feet! This class is meant for total beginners and all texts will be provided. All you need to bring is yourself and a barter item!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A book
A haiku, sonnet, limrick, or other poem
An hour foreign language lesson
Favorite recipe
Your favorite coffee, tea, beer, or wine

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad studied Food Anthropology and Japanese Language and Culture in undergrad (with a theatre minor) and currently has his Masters in Anthropology. He teaches at Ivy Tech Community College and Franklin University of Ohio. Brad is also a huge nerd and loves Star Wars, theatre, board games, politics, foreign languages, and lots of other random stuff.

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How to Start & Build an Etsy Shop

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Do you have an art you're ready to share with the world? Opening an Etsy shop is a great way to get started! In this class, you'll learn the ins and outs of actually opening the shop, finding your niche, how to price your items, search term/SEO and advertising basics, social media basics, design and photography resources, tips and tricks from an Etsy seller turned full-time artist...and so much more!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
an item you hope to sell on Etsy
homemade healthy freezer meals (no mushrooms or shellfish, please!)
homemade healthy soup (no mushrooms or shellfish, please!)
local ground coffee
natural and/or locally made hand soap

About the teacher, Kimberly Shrack

Kimberly Shrack is the calligrapher and owner behind Manayunk Calligraphy. She started her Etsy shop in 2012 and was able to leave her "day-job" in public relations in 2014 to pursue her passion full-time. She wants you to be able to do the same! Her work is available in stores across the country, and has been featured in US Weekly, Martha Stewart Weddings, Live with Kelly & Michael, BUST Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly and more.

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Home Sellers Workshop

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

This workshop was created to assist homeowners in successfully selling their home for the most amount of money, in the least amount of time and under the most favorable terms for the seller. If you are considering selling your home this spring, this course will save you time and money! We will cover pricing your home, staging your home for a successful sale and most importantly the 10 most common mistakes sellers make that cost them thousands of dollars.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
homemade goods/food
local beer
surprise me!

About the teacher, Jason Snider

Jason's love and passion for real estate began at a young age, and he's been actively involved with Real Estate for over 20 years. He is a proud member of the Litz Real Estate team and is currently involved with several National Real Estate Master Mind groups throughout the country. His real estate career includes experience in construction, renovation, developing, home inspection, appraising and sales. In his free time he enjoys building custom furniture, wood working, cooking and spending time with his family.

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Getting Started with Woodworking

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

This class is for people who don't feel like Woodworkers! Getting into woodworking can be intimidating - if you have questions, don't know where to start, or don't see yourself as a typical "woodworker", this is for you. During this class we'll discuss ways to get started at home or on a small budget, basic tools, materials, and processes, opportunities to learn in the Indy area, and resources for further development...as well as anything else you may have questions about. Although tools will be provided for demonstration proposes, this will mainly be a hands-off learning session.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
drawings of what you'd like to build
muffins
old book
pictures of furniture you love
white rags or old white tshirts

About the teacher, Neil Ahrendt

Neil is a professional software developer and amateur woodworker. He is primarily interested in traditional hand-tool woodworking. He also likes coffee and angry music.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

The world today is incredibly different from even 10 or 15 years ago. Increased global connectivity has brought with it both amazing opportunities and incredible challenges. People have access to more knowledge and contact with individuals than ever before, yet humanity feels alienated and conflict-ridden. Cultural anthropology is the study of human culture and diversity, a field that can provide answers to our largest challenges. Come learn how, utilizing anthropology as a lens, our unique differences can tie us strongly together while helping us to alter our world in a positive way.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A haiku, sonnet, limrick, or other poem
A surprise
An hour foreign language lesson
Favorite recipe
Your favorite coffee, tea, beer, or wine

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad studied Food Anthropology and Japanese Language and Culture in undergrad (with a theatre minor) and currently has his Masters in Anthropology. He teaches at Ivy Tech Community College and Franklin University of Ohio. Brad is also a huge nerd and loves Star Wars, theatre, board games, politics, foreign languages, and lots of other random stuff.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Do you want to take control of your finances? Take the next step with this workshop, which will discuss how to balance saving and spending, how to life-hack your student loans, and how to plan for an uncertain future. Learn about app based & online tools to help you manage your money.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A piece of art
a surprise
Coffee
Fresh flowers
Local food or produce

About the teacher, Rachel Vaughn

Rachel is passionate about personal finance! She's traveled & lived abroad, gone to grad school, and for her latest adventure - moved to the midwest. She has the experience of dealing with the challenges of money, and wants to help others have the tools to meet their goals.

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Fabric Postcards

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Using fabric scraps and a few tools you will learn how to create unique fabric postcards that can be sent through regular mail. If you have any scissors you prefer to use, or any fabric you want to incorporate - feel free to bring that to class!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
handmade soap
healthy snacks
house plants
local honey
locally roasted coffee
your favorite book and a note why
your favorite bottle of wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a fiber addict who sells advertising by day and crochets by night.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Looking to avoid pregnancy? You have more options than you think! This isn't your parents' sex talk...we'll provide an overview of your reproductive system as well as contraceptive options. You'll learn exactly how different methods work to avoid pregnancy, along with their perfect use and typical user effectiveness rates. Methods covered will include barrier, hormonal, intrauterine, and cycle tracking methods. This class will be co-taught by Matthew McDermott, a biomedical engineer who knows a thing or two about reproductive health. Note: The class will provide a safe and judgement-free environment for you to get your questions answered.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
dried staples (brown rice, beans, flour, sugar, nuts)
fresh produce
local or homemade goods or vegan food
your favorite dried tea
your favorite vegetarian or vegan recipe

About the teacher, Silvia Canelon

Silvia Canelon is an individual with a lot of questions who likes consuming information in an effort to answer them. She is a biomedical engineer by training with a passion for public health, whose interests include yoga, reading, cooking, and sewing.

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Introduction to World Religions

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

In this crash course on world religion, you will be introduced to the world's 6 largest religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Judaism. We will cover important basics such as origin, sacred texts, important symbolism, and basic beliefs and practices. This class is centered around students and what you want to learn. If there is a religion not included in this list that you want to learn about, feel free to submit your idea to the instructor. Time permitting, we will also be able to look at important artistic/architectural works for each religion!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A blanket (bought/handmade/hand-me-down)
A book you love
A coffee/tea mug
A surprise!
Your favorite kind of tea

About the teacher, Sarah Ertelt

Sarah is a student at DePauw University, majoring in Religious Studies and minoring in Political Science. She hopes to create a more peaceful and tolerant world by sharing what she's learned in class. She's originally from Fishers, Indiana and loves exploring book stores and coffee shops around Indianapolis.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

The instructor, Julie, has always had the calling to be a mother. A year ago, after much thought and consideration, she decided to yield that calling and pursue Single Mother by Choice via donor IUI using a fertility clinic. It took her four tries and many ups and downs over the course of a year, but she is excited that she is expecting a little one at the end of April. You or someone you know may be in the same boat, whether deciding what to do when the maternal clock starts ticking louder, struggling with fertility, or just a building curiosity about options. You'll hear my story and my hope is to bring a few others to the session to share their unique stories in using assisted reproductive technology (artificial insemination, IVF, fertility medication, etc.) in hopes of achieving the dream of being a parent. The hope is to share my/our story, answer questions you may have, and ultimately give you hope. :)

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A hug!
A pantry item to be donated to Partners in Housing
A question you want to ask
A story you want to share
Chocolate :)

About the teacher, Julie Schrader

Julie Schrader works at a local university helping students and alumni with their career search. She loves helping others achieve success and pursue their passions! Julie has always been an open book, wearing her heart on her sleeve and believing that by sharing her story, she can inspire and/or encourage others to know they are not alone.

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Fermented Foods

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Learn how to make fermented foods! This class will cover kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi and more with demonstrations and tastings. Come have fun with fermenting!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher (contact info is your registration confirmation email)
Handmade scarfs, gloves or hats
Local Cheese
Local Produce
Local Soaps
Loose Plain Black or Green Tea

About the teacher, Susan Vogt

Susan is a resident of the near eastside living in Cottage Home. She is the Director of Economic Development for NEAR (Near East Area Renewal). Passions include small businesses, fermented foods, teaching Pilates and the near eastside.

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Homebuyers Workshop

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

This workshop was created to give potential home buyers a basic overview to help better understand the home buying process and how it works. Buying a home will more than likely be the biggest purchase you will ever make. This is why it is VERY important to educate and prepare yourself as much as possible. DON'T MAKE THE SAME COSTLY MISTAKES THAT OTHER HOMEBUYERS DO!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
a book that changed your life (and tell me why!)
homemade goods/food
local beer
surprise me!

About the teacher, Jason Snider

Jason's love and passion for real estate began at a young age, and he's been actively involved with Real Estate for over 20 years. He is a proud member of the Litz Real Estate team and is currently involved with several National Real Estate Master Mind groups throughout the country. His real estate career includes experience in construction, renovation, developing, home inspection, appraising and sales. In his free time he enjoys building custom furniture, wood working, cooking and spending time with his family.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

We will be checking in about the status of classes, members, facilitators, classroom space, Rabble partnership, etc. Members interested in becoming more involved can e-mail indianapolis@tradeschool.coop for more information!

Bring one of the following:
curiosity
enthusiasm
ideas or participation
nonperishable food item
questions

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

We are members that love and organize Trade School Indy!

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Cozy DIY Square Top

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

With some cutting and basic sewing, learn how to create a cozy square top! This top is so cute and cozy. You will love learning how to make these - they make great gifts! Layer it over your outfit for added warmth, or curl up in it at home. *REQUIRED SUPPLIES: You will need one yard of polar fleece for your project. All other supplies are provided.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
*REQUIRED: supplies listed in class description
a surprise!
handmade soap
local honey
locally roasted coffee
your favorite book and a note why
your favorite bottle of wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a fiber addict who sells advertising by day and crochets by night.

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Who Doesn't Love Bourbon?

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

There is so much to know about how Bourbon has become the hottest spirits commodity in the United States. You may enjoy Bourbon but not understand the very specific requirements that must be met under United States federal law in order to actually label a bottle of Bourbon. Taking a passionate approach, this session will give you a breakdown of the marvelous history surrounding our native spirit. We’ll also cover all of the mandatory requirements that separate all forms of American whiskey. In addition to just talking about one of our favorite spirits topics, we’ll have an interactive tasting component. This will allow us to evaluate the differences between 10 different Bourbons and discuss the differences between the distilleries that produce these world class whiskies. You’ll also learn about some of the most important Bourbon based cocktails that have ever been created. *I am accepting barter items that will be donated to Second Helpings. Dry pasta or canned goods will be most appreciated!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Boxes of Dry Pasta
Canned Fruit
Canned Veggies

About the teacher, William Brennan Corder

W. Brennan Corder is the Director of Fine Wine, Craft Spirits & Beverage Education for Crown Liquors here in Indiana. He has over 15 years of experience in the beer, spirits and wine industry. He sits on a 5 star panel that has selected over 150 barrels of single barrel Bourbon for Crown Liquors in the last 3 years. He and his colleagues are the most intrepid individuals in Indiana with this type of procurement program. Their Four Roses OBSK hand selected barrel from 2013 won a Double Gold Medal in the 11+ Year Old Bourbon Category at the 14th Annual San Francisco International Spirits Competition in 2014. This was the first time any US spirits retailer has ever entered a spirit to this prestigious competition. That barrel missed out on being the best whiskey in the world that year by two votes. He is one of two alcoholic beverage professionals in Indiana with certifications in all three disciplines. He possesses a CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine), a BJCP National Judge (Beer Judge Certification Program) and a SWS CSP (Southern Wine & Spirits Certified Spirits Professional). You can rest assured you’ll have an absolute blast with his gregarious and passionate approach to education. Brennan has extensive knowledge about Bourbon and will regale you with some of his favorite stories from his countless trips to the finest Bourbon distilleries in America.

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Intro to Gaelic Sports

3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Whether you’re of Irish heritage, like to be active, want to be more active, or just want to learn something new and fun, join us for an afternoon to learn the traditional Irish sports of Hurling and Gaelic football, the two most popular sports in Ireland! Hurling is an outdoor, team game of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin, and is often referred to as the “fastest sport on grass.” Played with a stick and a ball, it’s also one of the most skillful games in the world. Gaelic football, also an outdoor team game, shares similar rules, and has been around in its current form (more or less) since the late-1800’s. While neither sport is well known outside of Ireland, there are several clubs around the United States and elsewhere, including here in Indianapolis that play one or both sports. We’d like to teach you how to play! We’ll start the class indoors with a brief history of both sports and the basic rules. Then we’ll head outside and put hurleys, sliotars, and Gaelic footballs into your hands (not all at the same time!) and teach you the basic skills of both sports. No previous athletic experience is required. All fitness levels are welcome. *Dress appropriately for the weather and to move around a little (tennis shoes or cleats recommended)!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A mix tape or cd with music that gets you moving
A surprise!
Clothing in good shape, which we'll donate to Thrifty Threads
Non-perishable food items for donation to Partners in Housing
Something to share with the class

About the teacher, Susan Pierce & Brien Shoemaker

Brien is currently the Indianapolis GAA’s Coaching Officer and has been involved in Gaelic sports for over 10 years. Brien is an Award 2 Tutor with the GAA and has given countless hours of training, demonstrations, and coaching to adults, children, and school groups. Under his leadership, the Indianapolis GAA has won National Championships in Hurling, Camogie, and Football. Brien has even had the opportunity to coach the US Jr. B Hurling team in the International Gathering Tournament in Galway, Ireland. Susan is a 7-year veteran of the Indianapolis GAA, a 5-year Board Member, and a Level One Coach. In addition to her passion and devotion to the beautiful, Irish sport of hurling, she has over 20 years of experience teaching and coaching (swimming, track & field, how to be the best employee), and eternal optimism.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Have you been dreaming of traveling internationally? Learn how to plan an epic trip, whether you have a few days or are looking to spend months backpacking your way around the world. In this class, Becky will share what she learned from two months of backpacking in Europe (while working remotely) as well as how she uses those lessons now to plan for future international travel. She'll also cover topics such as where to book a flight, what to pack, how to book a hostel, how Eurail works, what it's like to travel solo, and more.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
coffee or tea
fresh flowers
gluten free treats
handmade creations
succulents/air plants
used books

About the teacher, Becky Trowbridge

An avid traveler, Becky has traveled to 36 states and 18 countries. She spent a summer backpacking through Europe while staying in hostels and traveling by train, bus, plane, boat, bike, and foot. She's passionate about exploring the world and spending quality time with the people she loves.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

This class will be a fun Roll-A-Picasso activity! We are going to create our own unique Picasso-style paintings. Everyone's will be different & this will be an evening full of fun & creativity - sign up with your friends!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
an assortment of comic books
blank wood palette plaques in various shapes & sizes
chain nose pliers (no teeth) &/or wire cutters used for jewelry
fabric flowers
soft linoleum blocks for print carving &/or lino cutting tools
wine or martini glasses (clear with no designs)

About the teacher, Jen Sutton

Jen Sutton is an artist, crafter, geek & dreamer. She has been creating her entire life & doesn't feel complete without it. She has college degrees in fine art, photography & graphic design. She believes that you don't have to be an "artist" to enjoy creativity in your life, & her dream is to spread this joy to everyone around her through her business The Color Break.

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Buttercream Cake Designs

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Textured designs on cakes are very popular for weddings, showers and birthdays. In this class, you will learn how easy it is to make a beautiful buttercream cake from home. Six simple buttercream designs will be demonstrated with ideas on how to jazz them up to fit the occasion. Come to class with a sweet tooth as I will be slicing cake at the end! *Please note this class is demonstration only.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Chocolate
Local honey
Locally made sweets
Whimsical/Dainty thank you cards
Your favorite book

About the teacher, Jamie Rose

Jamie is a full time cake artist working on the west side of Indy. She has always wanted a creative and artistic job, and decorating is her niche!

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Have you been interested in making a difference in the realm of public policy advocacy but have no idea how to get started? You’d be surprised how the tools of story and relationship can help you step forward in advocacy, influence the public square, and help make the world an even better place. *PLEASE NOTE all the food items are for a food pantry. If you are able to give new, that is appreciated. If you are unable to give new, please email me to arrange a different barter.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher (contact info is your registration confirmation email)
box of cereal
box of noodles
jar of jam
jar of peanut butter
jar of spaghetti sauce

About the teacher, Lisa Marchal

Lisa is an eastside resident seasoned in public policy advocacy due to her 8 years of work with an international anti-poverty grassroots advocacy organization. She's also an amateur vocalist, avid traveler, and huge fan of U2.

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Elementary Art Centers

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Do you miss having the opportunity to create with the freedom you had in elementary school? Or maybe you just need an evening to play with other adults in a structured setting? Come experience the latest strategy for teaching visual art: Teaching for Artistic Behavior, through art-making centers. Centers will include the following options: drawing, collage, tempera painting, crochet (on your finger, or with a hook!), architecture with blocks & other 3-D forms, & sculpture with found objects (from an elementary art room).

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A bottle of sweet wine
A kid-friendly, art-related, book
A work of art to donate to my art room
Rainbow-colored anything
Your favorite chocolates

About the teacher, Chapin Schnick

Chapin (pronounced "Chay-pin") is a 31 year-old elementary art teacher who loves to inspire her students to explore various modes of art-making through play. She is in her 9th year of teaching, after BAs in Art Education, Art History, and Ceramics from Purdue University, and an MA from MICA (the Maryland Institute College of Art). She is married to a handsome police officer :-), is a powerlifter, and avid volunteer. She hopes you will come make art with her & encourage your friends to join you!

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Cooking on a Budget

3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

If you are looking for ways to make your dollar stretch a little further when it comes to food - this class is for you. During our time together we will discuss how to shop on a budget, how to reuse leftovers to create a new meal, how to meal prep to prevent overspending, and ideas for crockpot meals that can go in the freezer. This class can be for any level of cook and any budget! *This class is accepting pantry goods as barter items that will be donated to Partners in Housing. PIH is an organization that provides low income housing, veteran housing, and housing to chronically homeless. We will information available about the organization at our class so you can learn more! For more information about Partners In Housing, please visit their website: www.partnersinhousingindy.org

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Any of the following: Bleach, Laundry detergent, All purpose cleaner, Bathroom cleaner, Liquid hand soap, Dryer sheets, Dish soap, Souring Pads, Sponges
Any of the following: Meals on the go: soup, stew, chili, ramen, granola bars
Any of the following: Pasta & sauce, Rice, Canned Beans, Canned Veggies, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers, Canned Tuna or Chicken
Any of the following: Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Brush/Comb, Deodorant, Bar soap
Any of the following: Ziplock bags, Trash bags, Toilet paper, Feminine Hygiene Products

About the teacher, Samantha Avanzino

Samantha is a maker and doer. She loves to cook, craft, and create new things, whether that be making a new recipe to entertain friends or building furniture from scratch. She works in the non-profit world and runs a food blog on the side. She was born and raised in Nevada but loves calling Indiana her new home.

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Basic Hand Sewing

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Learn the most basic of sewing skills, including stitching on a button, hemming, and utility stitches. You'll leave class able to shorten your own pants, replace the button that popped off your work shirt, and prolong the life of garments by reinforcing and patching holes. *This class is accepting pantry goods as barter items that will be donated to Partners in Housing. PIH is an organization that provides low income housing, veteran housing, and housing to chronically homeless. We will information available about the organization at our class so you can learn more! For more information about Partners In Housing, please visit their website: www.partnersinhousingindy.org

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Any of the following: Bleach, Laundry detergent, All purpose cleaner, Bathroom cleaner, Liquid hand soap, Dryer sheets, Dish soap, Souring Pads, Sponges
Any of the following: Meals on the go: soup, stew, chili, ramen, granola bars
Any of the following: Pasta & sauce, Rice, Canned Beans, Canned Veggies, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers, Canned Tuna or Chicken
Any of the following: Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Brush/Comb, Deodorant, Bar soap
Any of the following: Ziplock bags, Trash bags, Toilet paper, Feminine Hygiene Products

About the teacher, Aimee Formo

Aimee has been sewing since she barely had any hand-eye coordination. She learned to sew from the same grandmother whose recipes involved measurements like, “about a handful or two” and “just keep pouring it in until it looks right,” and while she’s successfully taught many beginner sewing courses formally and informally, she’s never taken formal stitchery classes herself. When she stitches, she usually foregoes anything that adds time to the process, including pinning (ironing, however, is never optional). Aimee’s happy place is making small stuff, for dolls, babies, and children. If you like to cook without a cookbook, you’ll love to sew without too many rules, too.

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Rookie Home Buyers Training Camp

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

You probably keep hearing people say things like “Now is the time to buy!” and “Why pay that much in rent when you could be in your own home?” The truth is – interest rates are low, and it is a great time to purchase a home! We want to make sure you know exactly how the process goes – from getting pre-qualified to closing and getting the keys handed over to you! We are lending, real estate and insurance professionals and want to help you as you embark on the exciting journey of home ownership! In this class, you will learn the basics of the home buying process, as well as helpful tips and things to consider! Even if you already own a home, we have valuable tips and best practices to make sure that your next purchase is smooth and stress-free! If you are an existing homeowner, feel free to bring a copy of your latest mortgage statement or insurance declaration page and we are happy to review and give advice! *This class is accepting pantry goods as barter items that will be donated to Partners in Housing. PIH is an organization that provides low income housing, veteran housing, and housing to chronically homeless. We will information available about the organization at our class so you can learn more! For more information about Partners In Housing, please visit their website: www.partnersinhousingindy.org

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Any of the following: Bleach, Laundry detergent, All purpose cleaner, Bathroom cleaner, Liquid hand soap, Dryer sheets, Dish soap, Souring Pads, Sponges
Any of the following: Meals on the go: soup, stew, chili, ramen, granola bars
Any of the following: Pasta & sauce, Rice, Canned Beans, Canned Veggies, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers, Canned Tuna or Chicken
Any of the following: Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Brush/Comb, Deodorant, Bar soap
Any of the following: Ziplock bags, Trash bags, Toilet paper, Feminine Hygiene Products

About the teacher, Joe Smith

Joe Smith is a full time Realtor working in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Joe helped more buyers purchase homes in 2016 than 98% of all other Central Indiana agents. He graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, he specializes in helping home buyers find their dream home while also achieving better results and control throughout the transaction. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing with his two amazing daughters and relaxing at the beach. Kim Mathews has 5 years of insurance experience and 3 years of experience running an independent agency. She works with over 15 different companies and is able to shop rates through a variety of carriers. She is adamant about empowering her clients and prospects through education and encourages them to ask questions about anything that does not make sense. She has a black lab mix named Rigsby, and in her free time she enjoys traveling and camping. Bonnie Bowling is a Mortgage Loan Officer at Union Savings Bank, serving Ohio and Indiana residents and investors. With over 20 years of industry experience in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional, and Commercial lending she's seen many changes that have impacted the industry, what has not changed is her commitment to serve her customers and take great care of them from the date of application to the day of closing. It is her belief that excellence is a skill perfected. She takes personal responsibility in her daily efforts to continue perfecting her skills and services for those who continue to trust her as their mortgage originator for life!

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Where Are Your Habits Taking You?

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Do you realize about 80% of everything you do each day is driven by your personal HABITS? Another expert says that 95% of what you do, or fail to do, is determined by your habits. And, the scary part – you probably don’t even think about any of them! That’s one of the reasons they are called habits. If your life isn’t everything you want it to be; if you want change in your life – something different, bigger, something more exciting – whatever, you have to take a look at your habits. With the insight that your habits can be WHAT YOU CHOOSE them to be, you can release the power of habit to live the authentic and happy life you desire. It’s all up to you. Invest 90 minutes to discovering what drives the bulk of your daily activity is, how it is affecting your health, happiness, wealth and success, and what you can do to grow it or improve it. *This class is accepting pantry goods as barter items that will be donated to Partners in Housing. PIH is an organization that provides low income housing, veteran housing, and housing to chronically homeless. We will information available about the organization at our class so you can learn more! For more information about Partners In Housing, please visit their website: www.partnersinhousingindy.org

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Any of the following: Bleach, Laundry detergent, All purpose cleaner, Bathroom cleaner, Liquid hand soap, Dryer sheets, Dish soap, Souring Pads, Sponges
Any of the following: Meals on the go: soup, stew, chili, ramen, granola bars
Any of the following: Pasta & sauce, Rice, Canned Beans, Canned Veggies, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers, Canned Tuna or Chicken
Any of the following: Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Brush/Comb, Deodorant, Bar soap
Any of the following: Ziplock bags, Trash bags, Toilet paper, Feminine Hygiene Products

About the teacher, Elaine Whitesides

Elaine Whitesides is a multi-passionate person and entrepreneur. She spent more than a decade in the corporate world of real estate and finance, and another decade plus a few teaching in the classroom trenches before accidently becoming an entrepreneur. Elaine is a now writer, publisher, committed learner, small business promoter and, dare it be said out loud, feminist (and yes, she is old enough to be part of the 70s wave of change for women in the United States). There is so much to learn and do that she’s busy, busy, busy all the time.

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Getting Started with Woodworking

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

This class is for people who don't feel like Woodworkers! Getting into woodworking can be intimidating- if you have questions, don't know where to start, or don't see yourself as a typical "woodworker", this is for you. During this class we'll discuss ways to get started at home or on a small budget, basic tools, materials, and processes, opportunities to learn in the Indy area, and resources for further development...as well as anything else you may have questions about. Although tools will be provided for demonstration proposes, this will mainly be a hands-off learning session. *This class is accepting pantry goods as barter items that will be donated to Partners in Housing. PIH is an organization that provides low income housing, veteran housing, and housing to chronically homeless. We will information available about the organization at our class so you can learn more! For more information about Partners In Housing, please visit their website: www.partnersinhousingindy.org

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Any of the following: Bleach, Laundry detergent, All purpose cleaner, Bathroom cleaner, Liquid hand soap, Dryer sheets, Dish soap, Souring Pads, Sponges
Any of the following: Meals on the go: soup, stew, chili, ramen, granola bars
Any of the following: Pasta & sauce, Rice, Canned Beans, Canned Veggies, Cereal, Macaroni & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Crackers, Canned Tuna or Chicken
Any of the following: Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Brush/Comb, Deodorant, Bar soap
Any of the following: Ziplock bags, Trash bags, Toilet paper, Feminine Hygiene Products

About the teacher, Neil Ahrendt

Neil is a professional software developer and amateur woodworker. He is primarily interested in traditional hand-tool woodworking. He also likes coffee and angry music.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

A 72 Hour Emergency Kit (or also called A Go Bag, Get Out Of Dodge Bag, Bug Out Bag(B.O.B.) etc., contains items to help support an individual as far as basic comfort, sanitation, and consumption needs for up to 3 days. It is mainly used for evacuating an area from a disaster or place of danger to get to a place of safety, but can be used for many other reasons. It is kind of like an insurance policy, you hope you never need to use it, but if you have one it helps make the situation a little less stressful. Many items that go in a bug out bag you probably already own. This class will help you learn simple and inexpensive steps to put your own basic "non-advanced" emergency kit together. It is recommended that everyone in the family should have their own personal grab & go emergency kit. If you don't have one put together, then this class would be a good place to start. We will have some information on some items to have ready for cats and dogs.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A favorite recipe or inspirational item
A surprise
An hour knitting or sewing lesson
Canned food or bottled water to donate to Wheeler Mission
Homeade or locally bought goods/foods

About the teacher, Mary Louzon

In September 2002, Mary Louzon and her family had to rebuild their home after a tornado. Mary wasn't at home during the tornado, but after going through that experience, it made her want to learn at least the basics on how to try and be a little better prepared if another emergency situation occurs. She has taken the CERT(Community Emergency Response Team)Training offered by Marion County and a number of courses on basic emergency preparedness. It is recommended that everyone have their own emergency kit. Mary is passionate about sharing this information so others can be a little more prepared to help take care of themselves and their families.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

Do you know how to communicate your skills and accomplishments in a concise, impactful way? Do you know how to stand out in an interview? This is a crash course on things you should know and do when applying for a job. We'll talk cover letters, resumes, interviews, and anything else you have questions about!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Box of tissues
Fresh flowers or produce
Homemade/locally made bread
Homemade/locally made hummus
Locally roasted coffee
Surprise from a local Indy business

About the teacher, Kim

Kim is a Michigan native who currently works in healthcare finance & analytics. She is passionate about social change, being your authentic self, and adventures.

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Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis

You'll learn the basics of operating a sewing machine. We'll practice using a simple drawstring bag project that requires straight stitches, turning corners, and top-stitching. This project is suitable for beginners, and kids (6+) can participate with a parent as their sewing partner. *REQUIRED SUPPLIES: 2 contrasting fabrics. You'll need two fat quarters -or- two 1/3 yard cuts. Pick coordinating fabrics as the lining of the bag will show, 1 spool of coordinating thread, 2 yards of coordinating string. Recommended: 1/4" twill tape, satin cord, or grosgrain ribbon, your sewing machine. If you don't have one, you may be able to borrow one of mine (send me an email), and two or four coordinating beads (totally optional). See examples of finished projects at sewingforgeeks.com/theclass/

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
*REQUIRED: supplies in class description
Chocolate that doesn't contain soy (I'm allergic)
Heirloom seeds or plant starts
Local honey or pesticide-free produce
Natural fabrics (100% silk, wool, or cotton)
Neat stationary
Vintage buttons, old lace, or other interesting notions
Wide mouth canning jars

About the teacher, Aimee Formo

Aimee has been sewing since she barely had any hand-eye coordination. She learned to sew from the same grandmother whose recipes involved measurements like, “about a handful or two” and “just keep pouring it in until it looks right,” and while she’s successfully taught many beginner sewing courses formally and informally, she’s never taken formal stitchery classes herself. When she stitches, she usually foregoes anything that adds time to the process, including pinning (ironing, however, is never optional). Aimee’s happy place is making small stuff, for dolls, babies, and children. If you like to cook without a cookbook, you’ll love to sew without too many rules, too.

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Los Angeles

Twig Weaving

10:00p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Location in Pasadena
(near S Arroyo Pkwy + California Blvd)
Pasadena

**View sample of twig weaving here: http://bit.ly/2jGnyew ** This is a nature inspired Basic Weaving Class. Students will weave a small, sampler size weaving between a forked tree branch (twig). You will learn how to tie on your warp threads and learn a few basic weaving techniques. We will also be exploring how to use color and texture. I can supply twigs but feel free to forage for your own. I will send you size guide-lines. Supplies you must bring: Scissors / Blunt Large Tapestry Needle / YARN of various thicknesses/ color & texture: You will probably want to buy some WOOL ROVING / large crochet hook. Thrift Stores, Yard Sales, Friends that Knit are all great resources for Yarn. I will be bringing some yarn to share with you all. If you have extra bring it to share with others in the class. Optional additional supplies: Beads / Feathers / etc. I will send a more detailed list to those who register but this is just to inform you that a few supplies will be needed for this class. There is plenty of free parking and the space is Handicap accessible. Registered students will be emailed address + directions before class. If you are interested in the class and it is full please sign up on the wait list or e-mail me. patriciamassie@sbcglobal.net There are usually a few drop outs!

Bring one of the following:
Book that you read and loved: can be used
Bottle of Pinot Gris Wine
Design Magazine: Frankie, Kinfolk, Vogue Living, etc.
StumpTown Coffee
Travel tips about Japan

About the teacher, patricia massie

I am a textile / product designer. I love process, color and teaching new ideas. I have taught several Indigo Dyeing classes through TSLA. I love seeing how each student interprets the project to make completely original work.

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Protest 101

1:00a.m. to 3:00a.m.
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena

Did you know your right to protest is enshrined in the Constitution? What’s the difference between a “demonstration” and “civil disobedience?” Is it safe to take your children to a protest? Is it right to protest right now? In the past few weeks, more Americans have been getting more engaged in democracy than ever before. They're doing that in many ways, including voting, donations, calls and letters to elected officials, and protests. This class is primarily designed for people who are new to protests, or perhaps are just protest-curious. It’s also appropriate for people who want to talk about the role of protest in democracy today. We will discuss the roots of political protest in law, the many different types of protest that exist, and how to plan to participate in a protest. We’ll also discuss any safety concerns you might have. All class participants will receive a zine about protests created by the instructor. No special materials are required, though you may want to have a notebook and pen to take notes. Bring your questions and concerns - we will discuss them and help you find the answers that are right for you. **Accessibility: This location is accessible by walker or wheelchair.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of good olive oil
Attend a protest and send me a write-up about your experience
Hand made soap or lotion (not store bought)
Pasta
Read & comment on one of my essays on Medium

About the teacher, Bronwyn Mauldin

Bronwyn Mauldin is a novelist and long-time political activist. She has a master’s degree in public administration (an MPA is like an MBA for people who want to work in the public sector) and has worked in both state and local government. She has also attended - and organized - many types of protests. Bronwyn has been a host on KPFK radio in LA and is the creator of GuerrillaReads, the online video literary magazine. More info is at bronwynmauldin.com

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DIY Jam making

9:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking details will be emailed
Near USC
Los Angeles

Making your jam is really FUN! And makes great gifts your friends & family will appreciate. Jam is great to have in your pantry, as it is excellent on cheese & crackers as an instant appetizer and of course it’s great on toast. You'll have the experience of making a batch during this 2 hour workshop and you will take home 2 jars of jam. Supplies - 1/2 case of 4oz or 8oz canning jars (I'll supply the fruits & sugar). Ralph's, True Value & OSH tend to carry these size jars We'll meet at my home, not handicap accessible. Location information will be sent about a week prior.

Bring one of the following:
bottle of EVOO (good olive oil)
bottle of good red wine
dog treats (not rawhide)
nut (almond or cashew) butter - no sugar, nutty
pair of woman's wool socks (shoe size 9)

About the teacher, Kathie Adams

Kathie's Bio: 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.

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DIY Felted Soap

9:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
Teacher's home near USC - address & parking details will be emailed
Near USC
Los Angeles

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. (http://bit.ly/2j7FVtg) 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 barter item) 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:
dog treats (not rawhide)
good bottle of red wine
jar of local honey
nut butter no sugar nutty
woman's wool sock shoe size 9

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.

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Norwich

29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA

Come and learn how to make and use each of the following three garden liquids: 1) A natural organic liquid fertiliser/plant feed. 2) A natural and pet and wildlife-safe liquid slug & snail eliminator. 3) A liquid weed killer that is free from chemicals. We’ll be dealing with each of these 3 liquids in turn; how to make, store, use and correctly apply them. Please bring with you an empty plastic bottle of up to 1 litre in size so you may take home some slug eliminator and an empty plastic pop bottle or a container up to a maximum size of 5 litres so you may take home some dilutable natural fertiliser/plant food.

Bring one of the following:
4 hour burn time tea light candles
8 hour burn time tea light candles
Dog biscuits: Bonios, Markies, or Shapes only please
Dried powdered Garlic or Ginger
Large tube of Bostik or Uhu craft glue
Packet of plain rawhide dog chews
Sealed pack of a pair of new and unused longlife “C” cell (R14) or “D” cell (R20) Batteries (not AA or AAA)

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Pretty Push Pins and Magnets

7:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Decorating push pins and magnets for using with a pin-board or as fridge magnets. Using things like buttons and other embellishments to add to pins and magnets to use around the home. This will be very simple, and is something you can expand on at home if you wish to. I will bring buttons, pins, magnets and other little bits I can find to decorate the pins and magnets, if there is something specific you would like to use then please feel free to bring it along. If you wish to decorate pins please bring along some corrugated card to take them home safely (a piece about A4 size will be sufficient).

Bring one of the following:
A wet/dry bag
Spiral-bound notebook
Vegan cake or biscuits
Vegan chocolate
Vintage sewing thread (can be bought in charity shops)

About the teacher, Mary

I like to sew and make all sorts of pretty things. I have a room full of sewing and craft materials and am trying (but failing) to work my way through the huge stash because it's getting silly! I love animals and I've just gone vegan (hence the cakes and chocolate... yum!). I have previously taught with Trade School making fabric flowers, and am looking forward to teaching again.

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

We'll look at ways to save money around the home and in daily life. There are the obvious things such as unplugging the TV and turning the heating down, so we'll be focusing on more unusual ways to reduce costs and make the most of what you've already got.

Bring one of the following:
An unusual cheese
Art book
Beads
Book of local history
Buttons
Home made beer or wine
Home made jam
Home made soap
Poetry book
Ribbon
Unwanted fabric

About the teacher, Peter

I've lived in Norfolk most of my life and spent the last 2 years in Norwich. I pride myself on being able to make use of almost anything and reusing whatever I can. I love charity shops and skip diving.

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Play and Make Ancient Board Games

9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Find out how to play the ancient Egyptian game of Senet, the game of Ur which was first played in Iraq over 2000 years ago and Nine-Man's Morris which was first played in 7th century Europe. Then you'll be able to make the boards and pieces so that you can take them home and carry on playing them with your friends and family.

Bring one of the following:
10 points into my NORLETS account
Books/pamphlets about Norfolk
Clip/Swing-top bottles
Fairtrade tea or coffee
Homemade Cakes/Biscuits

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA

This session will cover the physical making of a frame to house a Grow-bag on its side. Grow-bags can be a wonderful resource for the smaller and larger gardener alike. They are used on patios, decks, in greenhouses and conservatories, in unused corners, and are an extremely reliable way of producing a tasty crop of tomatoes, sweet peppers, chillies, etc. However, when a grow-bag is used on its side in a frame the required floor area is reduced, the plant roots push deeper into the growing media and cropping increases as the nutrient content of your grow-bag is fully utilised. Sideways grow-bags are also suitable for an even wider variety of crops including those that prosper when the runners are trained up a trellis or frame such as cucumbers, courgettes and even grapevines, and they are especially useful for companion growing as part of an organic growing regime. We will measure up an existing grow-bag, mark out and cut to size the required (previously) reclaimed pallet timbers and then use them to make the frame. We will look at including options such as ground staking, additional trellis and climber frames, hinging and pinning to join the frames together to make corners and borders. This is an outdoor session and will be conducted under a gazebo/marquee if the weather is wet. You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Bring one of the following:
6 new unused tennis balls
Box of mixed fruit teas
Large bag of John Innes No 2/multi purpose compost
Packet of two new and unused long life “C” or “D” cell torch batteries; not AA or AAA batteries
Solid rubber dog ball or solid rubber dog toy
Trays of Pansies or Violas

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA

This session will cover the physical making of a frame to house a Grow-bag on its side. Grow-bags can be a wonderful resource for the smaller and larger gardener alike. They are used on patios, decks, in greenhouses and conservatories, in unused corners, and are an extremely reliable way of producing a tasty crop of tomatoes, sweet peppers, chillies, etc. However, when a grow-bag is used on its side in a frame the required floor area is reduced, the plant roots push deeper into the growing media and cropping increases as the nutrient content of your grow-bag is fully utilised. Sideways grow-bags are also suitable for an even wider variety of crops including those that prosper when the runners are trained up a trellis or frame such as cucumbers, courgettes and even grapevines, and they are especially useful for companion growing as part of an organic growing regime. We will measure up an existing grow-bag, mark out and cut to size the required (previously) reclaimed pallet timbers and then use them to make the frame. We will look at including options such as ground staking, additional trellis and climber frames, hinging and pinning to join the frames together to make corners and borders. This is an outdoor session and will be conducted under a gazebo/marquee if the weather is wet. You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Bring one of the following:
6 new unused tennis balls
Box of mixed fruit teas
Large bag of John Innes No 2/multi purpose compost
Packet of two new and unused long life “C” or “D” cell torch batteries; not AA or AAA batteries
Solid rubber dog ball or solid rubber dog toy
Trays of Pansies or Violas

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA

During this session you will learn how to make a slot-together plywood picnic table which flat packs for winter storage. We will be utilising only one sheet of plywood and will be working to a set of woodworkingplans that were originally designed for the Scouts over 50 years ago. However, that doesn’tmean this design is not stylish today. When made these tables are robust, will seat 4 adults comfortably with a table top large enough to accommodate even a big party, picnic or BBQ spread. Just a single adult can assemble one of these tables and have it ready for use in about 90 seconds without the need for tools. Disassembly and strapping together for storage will take only 2-3 minutes so the table can be stored indoors, or the shed/garage/conservatory and allow it to be ready for immediate use; even as an additional party table during the festive season. We will begin with learning how to read woodworking plans, moving on to the marking out, selecting the correct hand & power tools, cutting out and cleaning up, fitting together and basic sanding before preparation for finishing. This will be a 4 hour long outdoor session, so you will need to be dressed in appropriate clothing and wearing suitable strong footwear. Be prepared to fully participate, although I will take over so you may watch me doing the more arduous parts, and those sections where individuals may not be confident using the tools. You will receive a set of plans to take home with you.

Bring one of the following:
Potted trailing Lobelia
2 grow bags
Hand painted medium or large clay flower pot
Packet of Calendula seeds
Tray of African Marigolds
Tray of viable Geranium cuttings

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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