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Classes Happening Around the World

Athens

θέατρο ΕΜΠΡΟΣ
Ρήγα Παλαμήδου 2
Ψυρρή

η αρχή, η μέση και το τέλος τής αφήγησης α) εξέταση θεμάτων – ιστοριών των συμμετεχουσών, -όντων β) το treatment και η γραμματική τού σεναρίου

Bring one of the following:
Bοήθεια /συμμετοχή σε κινηματογραφικά γυρίσματα ή φωτογραφίσεις

About the teacher, Μιχάλης Αναστασίου

σκηνοθέτης, συγγραφέας & σεναριογράφος, φωτογράφος

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θέατρο ΕΜΠΡΟΣ
Ρήγα Παλαμήδου 2
Ψυρρή

η ταινία α) τα στάδια παραγωγής μιας κινηματογραφικής ταινίας β) η λατρεία και η αποκαθήλωση τής τεχνολογίας

Bring one of the following:
Bοήθεια /συμμετοχή σε κινηματογραφικά γυρίσματα ή φωτογραφίσεις

About the teacher, Μιχάλης Αναστασίου

σκηνοθέτης, συγγραφέας & σεναριογράφος, φωτογράφος

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Brighton & Hove

Lino Printing

5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Presuming Ed Coffeehouse
114-115 London Road
Brighton, BN1 1JL,

A fun introduction to lino printing methods.

Bring one of the following:
Art supplies
Candles
Herbal teas
Organic vegetables
Plants

About the teacher, Emma Herron

I am an active artist living in Brighton who wants make art accessible in the community.

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Dublin

Grow your own food

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Dominick Street Community Centre Multipurpose room
Dominick Street
Dublin 1

Learn the fundamentals you need to get started in growing chemical free fruit and vegetables - soil management, choosing what to grow, specific plant requirements, pest and disease control and the basics of permaculture. I will have a wide range of seeds and each person can sow one crop each in a small container to bring home (if they like)! Growing even a small percentage of the food you eat is a highly enjoyable as well as sensible activity in many ways. I plan for this class to be fun and interactive and will do my best to answer any questions you may have. This class is suitable for beginners as well as experienced gardens.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Advice or assistance in advertising a gardening business
Compost
Home made crafts
Pre-loved books
Pre-loved clothes (size 8)
Seeds, cuttings or plants
Your own personal cooking recipes

About the teacher, Siobhan Lavelle

I developed an interest in growing food while travelling and working on organic farms. I have been growing most of my own vegetables and some fruit for the past 4 years. I did a FETAC level 5 in organic horticulture at The Organic College in Limerick, as part of which I was unofficially taught a lot of permaculture. I then completed a FETAC level 6 in horticulture at the National Botanic Gardens, specialising in food production. I am currently working as a freelance gardener and am involved in an inner city community garden. I am also interested in music, writing and ecology.

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Basic DIY

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Dominick Street Community Centre Multipurpose room
Dominick Street
Dublin 1

A class on hanging shelves, wiring a plug, energy efficient bulbs, attic and wall insulation, leds lights, some plumbing maybe. Please feel free to bring any questions you might have and feel equally free to not get upset if I can't answer them

Bring one of the following:
A self portrait
A short poem you've written
Items with chocolate inside or outside
Logs for my stove
Lyons teabags

About the teacher, Rob Byrne

I'm passionate about diy and trying to improve my home. When I finished my degree in computer science I worked as a chimney sweep for a year, naturally. I worked 1 year in computers and am now trying to make my way as an artist working with stone.

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Introduction to Web Design

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Dominick Street Community Centre Computer room
Dominick Street
Dublin 1

This class will cover the basics of how to build a webpage. We will cover some theory in brief and also have a chance to get our hands dirty and actually make a simple webpage using HTML and CSS. No experience with web development is necessary but you will need to be able to use a computer - e.g. how to create, save and open files, right-click etc.

Bring one of the following:
Food
Indoor plants
Jokes
Recipes
Wine

About the teacher, Eoghan Parle

I am interested in alternative forms of exchange and I believe that the web is a great place to explore these alternatives. I am a founding member of the Dublin Favour Exchange which does just that.

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Edinburgh

Book-Binding for Beginners

2:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Tribe Porty CIC
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh

Get in a bit of a bind with the Edinburgh Trade School! Learn, with a minimum of materials, how to bind your own books as we make pamphlet stitch and Japanese-style bindings. The basic materials will be supplied but if you have some papers, posters, or collage works you'd like to see recreated into something new, bring them on by!

Bring one of the following:
Mementos of Scotland (snapshots, something you made, etc.)
Neat mugs
Old books you don't need/read anymore
Snacks for the class
Your own interesting papers, posters, collages, etc.

About the teacher, Amber Solberg

With an eye for the odd, Amber Solberg is an illustrator, cartoonist, and art instructor. Originally from Canada, she is spending the year travelling Europe to improve her skills and knowledge. Plus, all the best desserts are here. See more of what she's like at www.ambersolberg.com.

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Geneva

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

Based on the school of Russian Martial Art, Systema Ryabko/Vasiliev. This will be a class that intersects between such fields as martial arts (with principles like Aikido & Tai Chi), breathing, stress relief & proper body movement (like Zen or Yoga), free movement and improvisation (like some forms of dance) & philosophy (such as Taoism). Last but not least, the course may include instruction on Hip Hop culture and its potential benefits to improve our global and local society.

Bring one of the following:
An open mind, willingness to learn and share
Any sort of support or help in the many projects I am a part of (mostly artistic, cultural, musical, humanitarian and educational)
Contacts for organizing concerts or events in Geneva and internationally
Food or tips on cooking (Vegan and ethical farming only!)
Potential job opportunities (as a musician, teacher, English/French translator, lyric-writer, security guard and more!)

About the teacher, Michael Jad "Dr Koul" Azkoul

Dr Koul has been in and around music his whole life, his brother being a violinist and his father a concert classical guitarist and teacher. He has always believed that art is best delivered with a message, whether humanitarian, educational or otherwise philosophical; this is perhaps due to his Anglo-Uruguayan mother being an international worker for migrant's rights, and his paternal grandfather (the original Dr. Azkoul) having been a university professor of philosophy in Lebanon with an important role as a representative at New York's United Nations during the writing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Born in Switzerland, Dr Koul carries on his family legacy in his own unique way, having dropped classical piano and electric bass for the art of rap at the age of 16, when he steadily but surely became enamoured with Hip Hop culture. It is by this culture that he now defines himself, coming from a mixed background and creating art across such disciplines as music, film, martial arts, philosophy, education and activism. Having acquired a B.A. in Art, Performance & Digital Media from Kingston University London, Dr Koul is currently a composer & performer in two professional bands as well as the co-founder of world Wide connects, an international Hip Hop organization with hundreds of members worldwide with the aim of promoting artists and organizing events. He is an active member of every community he finds himself in, whether teaching, performing, or otherwise spreading Peace, Love, Unity & Having Fun.

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Self love

9:30p.m. to 11:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

This is not a typical teacher - student class, but rather an open discussion. For more details, find us on Meetup.org under the group name "Thinking & Acting together". This time, we will be exploring everything around self love, on an individual level and also on a global level. What is self love? Is it selfish to love myself or is it necessary to feel compassion for others? Can I spread love if I am not in peace with myself? Etc. We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Awareness
Consciousness
Listening
Openess
Presence

About the teacher, Benjamin

We warm-heartedly invite everyone who is ready to let go of all of our opinions, concepts, conditionings and judgements to together think in openess and peace and explore and create a world that is not based on greed, dependancy, competition, etc., but on freedom, inner and outer peace, joy, sharing and togetherness. In our meetings, we sit down, leave everything we have learnt outside the door and think together about topics that concern us all such as "How can we live a life in true freedom?", "Who are we?", "What is money and how would we want to use it in today's society?", "What is possession?", "Why is there so much war?", "Where is humanity heading?", "Are we in control of life?", "What is the self?" and everything else that concerns us, always starting from a tabula rasa, i.e. as if we created the world anew, from scratch. Most of the times, when attending conferences or lectures, or even when trying to solve problems, people tend to only use opinions and acquired knowledge vs. openly approaching such topics without any past knowledge. Often times, we are not even aware of how our culture, upbringing, friends, teachers, media and society have conditioned our thinking. The objective is to become aware of our thinking patterns, challenge them, and explore solutions for our freedom and the one for society.

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

Dans cet atelier de développement personnel, vous allez vous amuser, danser et apprendre sur vous-mêmes.. et aussi faire de nouvelles connaissances! Ces premiers contacts avec la danse vous feront découvrir de nouvelles façons de ressentir votre corps et vous apporteront un éclairage différent sur certaines facettes de vous-même. Par l’apprentissage de quelques pas de danse sociale, seul et à deux, c’est votre corps qui aura la parole et vous permettra de façon ludique, notamment de: (1) Porter un nouveau regard sur votre relation à vous-même, votre corps et votre image; (2) Mieux connaître le rôle de votre mental et votre potentiel de lâcher-prise; (3) Mieux comprendre l’impact du regard extérieur; et (4) Mesurer votre confiance en vous-même et en l’autre

Bring one of the following:
Des idées de marche autour de Genève
Fruits et légumes du marché
Le livre ça peut pas rater de Gilles Legardinier
Nourriture bio
Un beau cahier
Un bon Groupon ou autre pour un soin du visage
Un cours de méditation
Une entrée aux Bains de Lavey

About the teacher, Delphine Wolf

Après 15 ans d’une riche expérience dans une grande entreprise internationale, j’ai constaté à quel point la place de l’humain était importante pour moi et j’ai décidé de mettre ce côté humain plus au centre de ma vie professionnelles, et de me recentrer sur mes valeurs profondes. J’ai donc suivi une formation de coach holistique chez Saphir-DHS SA, dont j’ai obtenu la certification. J’accompagne les personnes vers l’atteinte de leur objectif avec beaucoup de bienveillance. J’attache également une grande importance au mouvement du corps: j’adore le sport et je suis surtout une passionnée de danse à deux!

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax

The internet. You've used it, but now the time has come and you're ready to hang up your own little shingle. But... ahh, where do you start? Join Alison Knott as she helps you navigate the exciting (and downright confusing at times) world of having your own website. Ideal for everyone from the causal blogger to social groups to small business owners! Topics covered include: * URLS, hosting, email addresses and other expected start-up costs (or savings!) * Posting, carousel, tags, and other common web terms * Website creation platforms and which one is best for your needs * Common pitfalls when starting out and how to avoid them * How to reach and meaningfully connect with your intended audience There will be a presentation by Alison covering these topics and more, followed by a group Q + A session. Please note this is not a class about how to code HTML/CSS.

Bring one of the following:
jokes, the world needs more jokes
old bus transfers (she has 3 parrots that love to play with them)
website questions

About the teacher, Alison

Alison Knott is a freelance graphic designer, creative speaker and mentor. She has helped many individuals, small businesses and non-profits navigate creating their own space on the web. (eraserheader.ca) When not being a design nerd, she can be found drawing wonky portraits at The Foggy Goggle. She is also the lead organizer for the East Coast Creative Collective (e3chalifax.ca). They are a group dedicated to running inclusive social mingling events for all creative types in Halifax.

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Gift Circle the third

2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Rad Storm
6050 Almon Street
Halifax

WE WILL HAVE A FOURTH ONE! Our first meetings were great, therefore we will try to meet on a regular basis. New here? This is what it is: Do you have items, skills, or resources you would like to share? Of course you do, we all have gifts to share! Come out and take part in our gift circle. A gift circle is a space where people express what they have to share and what they would like to receive. Within a gift circle no money is exchanged and there is no expectation of immediate reciprocation. The gifts that can be shared vary widely. Some examples might be a ride to the airport, help moving something heavy, a music lesson, a pair of boots, a bicycle - the list is endless. Our current monetary economy has given us the illusion of independence and turned many of our daily interactions into transactions. Participating in a gift circle is one way to connect with friends and neighbours, experience the joy of giving and build community. The evenings include some discussion of gift economies as an alternative to our monetary economy followed by the gift circle. Everyone is welcome, bringing a snack to share is encouraged but by no means required. http://www.gifteconomy.ca/invite-your-friends/how-to-start-a-gift-circle/

Bring one of the following:
Your ideas!!

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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The Ecology Of Farming

2:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Wild Leek
2156 Windsor Street
Halifax

Large-scale intensive agriculture treats the farm like a factory: fertilizers and pesticides in, increased profit out. What if we looked at the farm as an ecosystem instead? How might that decrease the environmental impacts of agriculture? Participants will learn conceptual tools such as systems thinking and how to apply it to any network, the primary stocks and flows of energy and nutrients within an agro-ecosystem, and how to influence those stocks and flows to create functional sustainability. If you have ever wondered about the ecology of agriculture and how to apply it in your own field or garden, this workshop if for you.

Bring one of the following:
Knowledge of organic farms/festivals in BC
Poetry
Pretty stones or shells
Sage, sweetgrass, or tobacco

About the teacher, Anna Bishop

Anna Bishop is an almost-graduate of Dalhousie University and King’s College with a degree in environmental science and philosophy. She has worked on organic farms and has conducted research on pollinators, wetland ecosystems, and freshwater quality in Nova Scotia. She is passionate about the environmental and philosophical implications of reuniting agricultural systems with the ecological systems of the natural world.

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Dalhousie
University Avenue
Halifax

Do you like renewable energy? Do you like working with your hands? Do you like sharing skills, talking about energy, hugs, crafts, screen-printing or film making? Well then we may have a bit of fun together at Trade School! We're putting on a Solar Panel Workshop where we hope to complete one of our home-made, self-designed Photovoltaic solar panels! WHAT: We'll all be hanging out, building and facilitating anyone who would like to learn these skills! This ime we will focus on soldering, soon to be followed by another workshop about wiring. Of course we will also introduce you to the general basics around solar panels. The participants do not need any materials. We will bring 90% of what we would need to construct the panels. People just need to show with comfortable clothing! The exact location will be announced. Stay tuned!

Bring one of the following:
Smiles
Snacks
Surprise

About the teacher, If You Build It

If You Build It is an interdisciplinary collective and non-profit organization of friends working to make meaningful change through positive action in the community. Our inspiration comes from the desire to create awareness for sustainable alternative forms of energy. Much of our activity has been focused on engaging with the environmental and sustainability community thriving within Nova Scotia. Over the past two years If You Build It has engaged in two major projects. The first was to build a wind turbine for a family living in Tatamagouche, a village in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. The second has been focussed on building solar panels. We aren’t experts and we don’t aspire to be paid for any work we do. Our profit comes from learning, sharing and engaging with the environmental community in Nova Scotia. More info at www.ifyoubuildit.ca

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Indianapolis

Mending & Hand Sewing

11:00p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Learn basic sewing while making a repair! Have an article of clothing languishing due to a rip, tear, missing button, or something else? Bring it in and make it look brand new again! You will benefit the most if you are able to bring in an item of clothing that needs mending, matching thread (always go with a color darker than your garment), a size 10 needle and small sharp scissors. If you don't have an item but would like to practice, we will have example projects you can work on.

Bring one of the following:
a cupcake!
a fat quarter
metallic thread
various buttons
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Ann Luther

Ann is an engineer, athlete, pet owner, prolific art quilter, fabric artist, beader and an organizer with a passion for color, texture and design. She has been sewing since she was 9 and quilting since 1994. Her engineering expertise and tools such as a compass, French curves and graph paper give her unique ways to execute and design fabric art she features in various galleries around town!

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The Amazing Honey Bee

11:00p.m. to 12:30a.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Honey bees are amazing little creatures that get a bad rap because of their, seldom-used, ability to sting. Without them we would be living on mostly rice, wheat and corn products. Pretty bland, huh? Times are tough right now for the honey bee and it's through no fault of their own. By gaining a better understanding of the life of a honey bee, you can learn what you can do to make their lives better even if you don't have plans to have a hive of your own. We will also discuss beekeeping for those who are interested in starting their own hive!

Bring one of the following:
bags of sugar
permanent markers, clipboards or bug boxes for Avon's Outdoor Learning Center
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Terry Plank

Terry is a passionate beekeeper and voice for our friends the pollinators. He hopes to make his part of the world a better place than it was before he arrived by taking actions on improving and protecting the pollination process. He aims to protect, improve and perpetuate the life of the pollinators - specifically honey bees!

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Gap Year Planning

11:00p.m. to 12:30a.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

A gap year is a structured period of time away from school or work, and more and more people are interested in taking one. Gap years can take place domestically or abroad, and can be a powerful time of personal growth and exploration. We'll be talking about planning for a gap year after high school, college, or even in between jobs as well as discussing the benefits, drawbacks, and resources available to make a gap year affordable. While class is most beneficial to secondary students, college students and their families, all are welcome to learn more!

Bring one of the following:
a copy of your favorite book
a promise to email me from your future gap year! (will be given after class)
gourmet chocolates
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your bucket list

About the teacher, Amy Conrad

Amy is a lifelong learner and teacher by profession who's interested in a little bit of everything. She hopes to encourage people to get out and go on the adventures that scare them. Her best thinking happens on trains and buses, and she tries her best to take her own advice. While teaching, traveling and reading are her passions, she also likes to cook, bake, hike and learn new languages!

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Garage Sale Do's & Don'ts

11:00p.m. to 12:30a.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

As the saying goes, one person's trash is another person's treasure. Garage sales are perfect for not only selling your items, but for finding unique and inexpensive goods. We'll learn how to conduct a successful garage sale, from advertising, to setting up, to pricing, to dealing with leftovers, and everything in between. To really get a feel for hosting your own garage sale, we will put on a mock sale during class! Bring 5-10 small items you want to “sell” using pretend currency (provided). When the “sale” is over, you can trade with or give away to your classmates anything you don’t want to take home. Another option will be to donate things to various suggested fundraisers!

Bring one of the following:
pet supplies (canned food, liquid laundry detergent, bleach, papertowels, or scrubbie sponges) for the Southside Animal Shelter
unusual alphabet books (I already have Chicago, Elvis & Dinosaurs - no A is for Apple please!)
unusual tea strainers (no ball-shaped please!)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Petra Ritchie

Petra strongly believes in sharing, whether it's knowledge, or assets, or belongings. As long as someone needs something she has, she'll share. She has an innate ability to proofread and edit the writings of others and her favorite things include taking an active part in whatever she gets involved in, whether it's church, a club, her condo complex, or a large variety of activities with her friends.

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Teacher & Volunteer Info Session

3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Learn more about Trade School, teaching classes and what it means to be a part of our co-op. Our info sessions are about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. You must attend an info session before you can begin teaching and/or volunteering with Trade School. We look forward to seeing you!

Bring one of the following:
a smile & a high-five
your enthusiasm

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

Trade School Indianapolis is part of an international collective of alternative, self-organized schools that run on barter. Take a class in exchange for goods or services rather than money! Our mission is to provide non-traditional education focused on mutual aid and respect that makes ideas, skills and resources available to the creative community. We believe that everyone has something to offer, and that paying for services isn't the best way to build community. With mutual respect, anything is possible.

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Los Angeles

The Whole Place at the First Christian Church of Whittier, 6355 Greenleaf Ave. Lower Level, Whittier
First Christian Church of Whittier - 6355 Greenleaf Ave. (Lower Level)
Whittier

For the beginning dairy enthusiast - learn how to preserve milk by making yogurt. This workshop covers the basics of dairy preservation and offers you a chance to get to know the Master Food Preservers program. This is the first in a series of monthly east-side food preservation workshops with the UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver (MFP) program, hosted by the Whittier Time Bank and presented in partnership with Trade School LA. The UCCE MFP program certifies participants in canning, pressure canning, freezing, drying, and fermenting. Certified MFPs donate their time to teach food preservation workshops -- like this one. The Whittier Time Bank helps people build and share their skills in support of neighborliness, community self-reliance, and earth justice. The time bank's partnership with UCCE MFP is made possible in a kitchen provided by The Whole Place at First Christian Church. The class is available for Time Dollars or barter options (see below). The UCCE Master Food Preservers will hold a workshop at The Whole Place kitchen on the 4th Sunday of each month (excepting November and December). Each workshop will address a different food preservation topic.

Bring one of the following:
Assist the Whittier Time Bank with workshop hosting/cleanup.
Assist the Whittier Time Bank with workshop setup/hosting..
Fill out an evaluation survey after the workshop.
Pay the time bank in Time Dollars. To open a time bank account, call (562) 457-0626.
Post your photo and our caption on social media after the workshop (FB, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Pinterest).

About the teacher, Jollen Gibbs & Ernest Miller

These classes are presented by Ernest Miller & Jollen Gibbs who are Master Food Preservers. Ernest is a locavore chef and president of Los Angeles Slow Food. Jollen, a founding member of the Whittier Time Bank, has a chicken and goat farm on two acres.

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Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles

Want to teach a Trade School class? That's great. We would love to have you. All teachers need to attend an orientation session before submitting their class to TSLA. You only need to attend orientation once - if you'd like to teach in future semesters, you won't need to attend again. Whether you know you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips and best-practices for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home.

Bring one of the following:
A snack or beverage to share with the group
A surprise
Email 5 friends and tell them about Trade School LA (CC us - tradeschoolla@gmail.com)
Tweet about Trade School LA (link to @tradeschoolLA)
Write a Facebook post about Trade School LA to share with your network (tag us!)

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante & Dylan Howell

Together, Leanne & Dylan make up TSLA's Teacher Outreach team. Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and has taught a number of classes, including "Create Your Own Trail Workout" and "Tips for Teaching." Dylan is one of TSLA's first teachers & volunteers and has taught "Introduction to Sitting Meditation", a class on Guy DeBord and psychogeography called "My Mind is Running!" and a follow-up to the psychogeography class called "Let's Drift!"

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Chez Aaroyo
211 S Ave 57 #201
Los Angeles

Want to teach a Trade School class? That's great. We would love to have you. All teachers need to attend an orientation session before submitting their class to TSLA. You only need to attend orientation once - if you'd like to teach in future semesters, you won't need to attend again. Whether you know you want to teach, or you'd just like to learn more about how our process works, join us. You'll get a brief history of how TSLA started and why we exist here in LA. We'll cover tips and best-practices for teachers and show you how to get class scheduled and onto our website. We'll close by discussing your insights and ideas on teaching, sharing class ideas (if you have one already - optional), and hearing questions. This will be about sharing information, having fun and creating connection & camaraderie among our teaching community. This orientation will be held in Leanne's home.

Bring one of the following:
A snack or beverage to share with the group
A surprise
Email 5 friends and tell them about Trade School LA (CC us - tradeschoolla@gmail.com)
Tweet about Trade School LA (link to @tradeschoolLA)
Write a Facebook post about Trade School LA to share with your network (tag us!)

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante & Dylan Howell

Together, Leanne & Dylan make up TSLA's Teacher Outreach team. Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and has taught a number of classes, including "Create Your Own Trail Workout" and "Tips for Teaching." Dylan is one of TSLA's first teachers & volunteers and has taught "Introduction to Sitting Meditation", a class on Guy DeBord and psychogeography called "My Mind is Running!" and a follow-up to the psychogeography class called "Let's Drift!"

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Location Pending (an East-Side location will be finalized soon)
Location Pending (an East-Side location will be finalized soon)
Los Angeles

Are you wondering why you don't see any Trade School LA classes listed anywhere? We run classes in a semester format, so you've caught us while we're planning our next semester. To see the list of classes we've taught in the past, click the PAST link in the menu. When we post our classes on the site, this is exactly what it will look like. You'll register by clicking the "JOIN" button below. If you want to test it out - go ahead! You'll see that you get a confirmation email that reminds you of the class location, barter items and time/date. It will also have an "Unregister" link in case you realize that you can't attend the class.

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This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class
This is where a teacher will list one of the barter items that you can bring in exchange for taking the class

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante & Dylan Howell

Together, Leanne & Dylan make up TSLA's Teacher Outreach team. Leanne started Trade School LA in May 2014 and has taught a number of classes, including "Create Your Own Trail Workout" and "Tips for Teaching." Dylan is one of TSLA's first teachers & volunteers and has taught "Introduction to Sitting Meditation", a class on Guy DeBord and psychogeography called "My Mind is Running!" and a follow-up to the psychogeography class called "Let's Drift!"

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Norwich

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Millennium Plain
Norwich

Every story begins with a good idea. This class is all about how to build a story from an original idea and create convincing, three dimensional characters. We'll do a bit of role-play, lots of talking and potentially quite a lot of writing! By the end of the session, hopefully you'll be raring to go with your own stories. Bring a notebook and a selection of pens!

Bring one of the following:
Dog treats
Interesting or unusual notebooks (for writing)
Interesting or unusual tea
Notelets set (for writing letters)
Old photographs
Warm, colourful blankets

About the teacher, Lesley Hunt

I teach English and history at a local school. I love meeting new people and sharing stories/histories.

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Millennium Plain
Norwich

To help beginners to the computer learn about word processing and spreadsheets to create documents, save and create files, use spell check etc., learn how to create spreadsheets and how to create a formula etc.

Bring one of the following:
Help to put pictures on the wall
Help in the garden
Organic produce
Surprise
To learn Ballroom Dancing

About the teacher, Susan Smith

I am a partly retired Business Administrator. I presently assess students who are doing an NVQ as part of their apprenticeship in Business Administration. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, cooking, dancing, walking and depending time with my family.

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Yoga to Destress

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A balanced class of stretches, breathing and relaxation, aimed at all abilities. Enjoy some time out and learn some techniques to practice at home, to improve both physical and mental wellbeing! P.S. Please bring a mat of some description!

Bring one of the following:
Interesting tea bags
Good books/films
Healthy food
Home made things
Vegetables

About the teacher, Julia Ebbens

I am a fully qualified yoga teacher, currently studying nutritional therapy and volunteering, enjoy community concepts such as trade school, and this will be my second class after thoroughly enjoying the last one!

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Play and Make Ancient Board Games

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
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 Pachisi, first mentioned in 7th century India. 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:
Clear Multi-Purpose Sealer
Clothes for an 11-12 year old boy (charity shop stuff okay)
Folk/Classical CDs
Herb or Vegetable Seeds
Homemade Cakes/Biscuits
Tea or Coffee

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

I'm a freelance educational and children's writer, researcher and consultant. I love teaching (and learning) quirky but useful things.

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A taster class to introduce a little Italian conversation and make good Italian coffee. No background in Italian or language-learning is needed.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Loose leaf tea - English breakfast, Yorkshire tea, something of that sort
Old beads or jewellery bits
Organic fruit
Sketch paper

About the teacher, Sarah Walker

I'm a teacher, writer and storyteller based in Norwich. Italian is my second language. I lived in Italy for 6 years, teaching Italian-English translation, English Language and Literature at the Orientale University of Naples. If there is enough interest in an Italian conversation club, I would like to start one.

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St Laurence's Church
St Benedict's Street
Norwich

A workshop in how to use descriptive language and imagery to bring settings in your stories to life. We’ll be doing some walking about as well as writing, so wear comfortable shoes and bring a coat, as well as the usual notebook and pen!

Bring one of the following:
Colourful ceramic plantpots
Dog treats
Interesting or unusual notebooks (for writing)
Interesting or unusual tea
Old Photographs
Old Postcards
Warm, colourful blankets

About the teacher, Lesley Hunt

I teach English and history at a local school. I love meeting new people and sharing stories/histories.

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