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Geneva

Storytelling in Photography

5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
AOM YOGA Studio
Rue des Jardins 8, CALL 078 673 93 59
1205 Geneva

La photographie permet de capturer la réalité, mais pas seulement. Elle permet aussi de raconter des histoires. Durant ce cours, je vous propose d'aborder la mise en scène en photographie, comment créer une image qui ait du sens et qui raconte une histoire en choisissant le décor, le costume, la pose du modèle... Venez apprendre à rêver et à créer en photographie. (Aucune connaissance en photographie n'est pré-requise.)

Bring one of the following:
Accessoires (fleurs, cages à oiseaux, canne à pêche...)
Aide à la recherche d'un lieu d'exposition
Aide à la recherche de collaborations (maquilleurs, coiffeurs, stylistes, modèles, artistes...)
Costumes (robes, chemises de nuit anciennes, perruques...)
Tissus
une surprise

About the teacher, Delphine Millet

"Depuis toute petite, je me fais des films. J’imagine des scènes. Je me mets à la place des personnages. Je raconte des histoires. Grâce à la photographie et à une pincée de magie, elles prennent enfin vie. Je peux créer un monde suspendu entre réalité et fiction dans lequel mes personnages évoluent." Diplômée des beaux-arts d'Epinal, je pratique la photographie mise en scène depuis 3 ans. J'ai développé mon style propre et je me lance dans une carrière professionnelle de photographe. C'est la première fois que j'enseigne, j'ai envie de partager ma passion et de montrer aux autres qu'il n'est pas aussi difficile qu'on le pense de s'exprimer en photographie.

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à l'Espace quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, first floor CALL 079 585 45 20
1207 Genève

"- What is your dream? How to discover it, if you don't know it yet? - How is it possible and why it wasn't possible until now - Why should a dream be SMARTEEE? - The pain, the price and the gain - Attraction Law really works? - The secret resources you have (and maybe you don’t even know)"

Bring one of the following:
art class (drawing, sculpture, design,...)
class of basketball (or other sport/light martial art)
design help for website (SEO)
driving class
equitation class
flyers design help
surprise

About the teacher, Matko Matanic

"I am a Business trainer and coach, with 7 years of experience in soft skills. Until recently I lived and worked in Milan, Italy. I hold a Bachelor degree in Communication Science and a Master degree in Corporate Communication. I have paid particular attention to Study of Personal Values and Dreams, Hypnosis and Regressions, Neuro-linguistic programming. As a trainer, my job is to help people to develop their communication and relationship skills with their clients, colleagues, and even themselves. Ex. How to communicate with the clients to sell more, and better. How to write a CV, and prepare for a job interview. Team building, conflict resolution, etc. As a coach, the goal of my work is to guide the transformation of the people I work with - towards the best version of themselves. Ex. To clarify their life goals, to recognize the resources, to solve the problem, to find creative solutions, and to reach their goals. I want to participate in building a World where people can work with passion on a job which they are qualified for, within companies which have recognized the importance of these values and have transformed them in their strong point."

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Art of Marketing

9:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
à l'Espace quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, first floor CALL 079 585 45 20
1207 Genève

For everyone who wants to learn more about the Art Of Marketing, whether you are a student, an entrepreneur, working in a NGO, an artist, an athlete, working in a big corporation, a government, a dog or an elephant :P!!! The session will be very hands on and you can also bring your burning questions, if any. Ideally, we will go through some of your specific cases, so it will help you and everyone else to better understand how you can give the right target audience the right messages to reach a broader audience for your products or services. I will present you with some examples and real life cases which will show you, why the Art Of Marketing focuses beyond just a product.

Bring one of the following:
a house by the ocean
a postcard telling me about one thing you learned in this course
chocolate chip cookies
organic vegetable(s)
three smiles

About the teacher, Benjamin

Over six years of strategy and marketing experience in one of the best and biggest marketing-led global companies in the world. I am also setting up a consultancy to help small business, entrepreneurs, athletes and artists alike help look beyond their tunnel vision and get their message through.

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - M2130 (second floor)
Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40, 1205
Geneva

Do you wonder why other people's photos look better than yours? Do you think it's because they have a 'better' camera? Do you believe you need a lot of time and skill to retouch photos? Do you spend a lot of time playing around with various settings in Photoshop without getting the results you want? Would you like to learn some Photoshop secrets that can make anybody's photos look good? Sure having a 'better' camera helps but it's not the camera who takes the photo, it's the photographer. And even the best photographers with the best cameras spend time retouching photos in post production. I can show you a few quick and easy tricks to make your photos look better such as: * creating sparkly eyes * smoothing skin and reducing blemishes such as wrinkles or spots * removing red eye * whitening teeth * cropping to create a better composition * vignetting to frame the picture, and more (number of topics covered depends on timing). Please bring to class a laptop computer (with battery fully charged) with Photoshop CS4, CS5 or CS6 already loaded on it. Either Mac or Windows is fine but I will be working on a Mac. Please also bring 2 digital photos that you like but think could be improved. Each photo should feature 1 person (who is looking at the camera). If you do not have Photoshop you may also attend the class and take notes.

Bring one of the following:
Feedback about my blog articles (comments to be left on my blog)
Home-made baked goods
Ideas, location or model suggestions for future photoshoots
List of websites that you find inspiring
Pictorial postcard or greeting card without any words or people on it
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Small souvenir from the country that you come from (with a note about it)
Write a testimonial about this course (sent to me by email after the class)

About the teacher, Livia

I have studied Photography for two years in high school and five years in university and have been using Photoshop for 20 years. I have been working for many years as a photographer and graphic designer in Sydney, Australia and now in Geneva. I have taught Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator as well as English (ESL) to students of all ages. I have had my photos exhibited and published in two books in Australia and in "Léman Arctique" in Geneva. For the past two years I have been creating a series of fairytale portraits, taken in and around Geneva (featured soon on my blog). I am inspired by and hope to inspire people who love creativity. I love to meet new people with diverse backgrounds.

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à l'Espace quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, first floor CALL 079 585 45 20
1207 Genève

Une bonne partie de l'histoire de la Guerre Froide reste toujours méconnue par le grand public, malgré l'accès libre à la documentation officielle déclassifiée qui traite de certains de ses secrets les plus intrigants et horribles. Il s'agira donc, après une brève introduction et contextualisation, de vous présenter et discuter l'existence du réseau paramilitaire "stay-behind" de l'OTAN et du terrorisme d'Etat dans les années 1970 en Europe occidentale (Italie, Allemagne de l'Ouest, Suisse, Grande-Bretagne, France, Belgique) et de ses liens avec les derniers régimes fascistes (Espagne, Portugal, Grèce) en ces années. Le cours est pensé pour être de type ex-caethedra par ma présomption d'en savoir plus que ceux qui veulent le suivre, mais dans le cas où les participants en soient déjà en connaissance cela pourrait plutôt devenir une discussion plus horizontale sur les enjeux géopolitiques contemporains et les conséquences de l'existence de ces réseaux sur la démocratie effective et la lutte de classe. La langue pour le cours peut être le français, l'anglais ou l'italien, à décider au début du cours.

Bring one of the following:
Un livre rare/censuré/interdit
De la documentation supplémentaire pour le sujet que je traite si vous en savez plus que moi
Rien amener, être intéressé par le sujet et être sympa, ça suffit aussi
Se laisser interviewer si on a participé personnellement dans une commune autogérée comme Marinaleda ou au Chiapas pour mon mémoire de master
Un cours de guitare, m'apprendre à faire le rythme reggae

About the teacher, Riccardo Primavesi

J'ai toujours été très intéressé à la politique et sur la question de la démocratie (et de son application effective). Après être tombé dans des théories de la conspiration quand j'étais plus jeune, j'ai commencé à saisir la différence entre les faits historiques concrets soutenus par sources fiables et les théories incongrues. J'ai achevé un Bachelor en Sciences sociales et Histoire contemporaine à l'Université de Lausanne avec une choix de cours concentré sur le XXème siècle et la Guerre froide, et je suis en train de finir ma maîtrise en Socioéconomie à l'Université de Genève, où je me concentre sur la question de la démocratie délibérative et en général la philosophie politique. Entre autre chose je me suis intéressé aux archives soviétiques déclassifiés dans les dernières 20 années et aussi aux documents déclassifiés de l'OTAN, du SISDE et de la Confédération Suisse, qui sont librement consultables online.

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à l'Espace quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, first floor CALL 079 585 45 20
1207 Genève

"Ce cours donnera les bases clés pour faire de bonnes photos de mariage et de groupe de personnes. Il s'agit d'un cours de bases qui vous donnera une idée sur les points à respecter en priorité lors de photographies de mariage, ce à quoi il faut penser avant et ce qui est important lors de prises de vue; du contact avec les invités au mariage; lors de la cérémonie ainsi que ce qu'il ne faut pas oublier de photographier."

Bring one of the following:
des cartons buvards ronds ou carré (style dessous de bières) vierges (sans aucune inscription)
des sacs en tissus blancs, ivoires ou crèmes vierges de toutes inscriptions
du matériel de gravure de toutes sortes, même en seconde main (plexi, lino, photogravure, ... sauf gravure sur bois)
feutres d'écriture noirs ou rollers noirs (pas de stylo billes, merci)
fruits/légumes
invitation à une pièce de théâtre ou un spectacle de danse ou quelque chose que vous pensez qui pourrait m'intéresser...
papier pour écrire ou dessiner ou peindre, jolies enveloppes (même des blocs ou paquets entamés)
si vous êtes écrivain, un livre de vous, pour vous découvrir ou un recueil de poèmes des éditions Empreinte, Samizda, Canevas ou le Cadratin
si vous êtes musicien, un cd de vous pour vous découvrir ou quelques choses de musical en jazz (Jarrett, Brahem, Metheny, Tsabropoulos,...) ou en vieille chanson française (Barbara, Brel, Brassens, Anne Sylvestre, ...)
thés en vrac
une coupeuse à papier que vous n'utiliseriez pas (mais pas une neuve! faut pas vous ruiner)

About the teacher, Coralie Cendra Jacot

15 ans de pratique en photographie (avec CFC) m'ont permis d'affiner ma perception et d'observer le besoin accru en conseils des photographes amateurs surtout lors de photographies de mariage, je considère le partage d'informations comme normal et souhaite que ceux qui s'engagent à faire les photos de mariage de leur famille ou leurs amis puissent avoir toutes les clés en mains pour y arriver.

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Hip Hop Dance for fun

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
à l'Espace quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, first floor CALL 079 585 45 20
1207 Genève

In this class I will teach a small choreograph hip hop dance that everybody will be able to follow. Doesn't matter if you can dance or not. The important thing is to have fun. Anyone is welcome to dance with us!

Bring one of the following:
a hug
a surprise
homemade food
tea leaves
yoga mat

About the teacher, Elizabeth

I'm a 20 year old girl, I've been dancing since I was five. I've done different kinds of dances at school and participated in different group dance competitions. I'm not a professional but I know the moves. Dancing is my hobby and my way to sweat.

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Introduction to coaching

7:30p.m. to 11:00p.m.
à l'Espace quartier des Eaux-Vives
46, rue de Montchoisy, first floor CALL 079 585 45 20
1207 Genève

The workshop addresses three main topics, namely: (1) coaching methods (2) relationship with others and (3) psychic mechanisms at stake behind our results. (1) The coaching methods include all the tools and techniques used in a conversation in order to help someone else to concretize his/her objectives and get closer to his/her dreams. This goes through the awareness that one can overcome his/her obstacles only by persevering and by giving their best. The techniques learnt during the workshop are immediately trained with short practical exercises. (2) The workshop also explains how you can build trustful and empathic relationships with people, a concept called rapport in coaching. Exercises enable you to understand what happens in one's psyche when building rapport. (3) Finally, results are explained through a model, which links our values, beliefs, emotions and behaviors in a logical framework. Everyone who is curious about coaching should come discover this very powerful practice in a dynamic and fun way :)

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
coloured A4 sheets
joyful participation
pens
tea

About the teacher, Alessia

I am working in an NGO called euforia here in Switzerland and provide coaching to young people that want to start their associations or social businesses. Right now I am also a trainer for We Create (coaching school) and in order to be able to go to the next level of being a trainer for the school I need to give many intro to coaching workshop for free. Together with me there is also another coach always from the same school. I am also a coach of course.

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Création musicale

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
AOM YOGA Studio
Rue des Jardins 8, CALL 078 673 93 59
1205 Geneva

A travers ce cours je souhaite partager ma passion pour la musique et donner un apérçu de différents aspects de la création musicale. Il y a d'abord une partie d'écoute et d'analyse. Cela vous permet de comprendre comment est structuré un morceau de musique et de réaliser que vous pouvez beaucoup apprendre rien qu'en écoutant. J'offre ensuite un apérçu rapide du programme que j'utilise – Ableton Live. La création finale se fait sur ordinateur, mais ce que je veux vous montrer c'est que tout est musique – tout objet ainsi que notre environnement peut être intégré de différentes façons à un projet musical. Pour démontrer ça, je présenterai l'élaboration d'un de mes morceaux ainsi que d'autres exemples. Nous créerons ensemble un petit morceau de musique dans l'espace du cours. Chacun y apportera sa touche.

Bring one of the following:
conseils pour la photo
des sons intéressants (à intégrer à la musique)
du thé
éventuellement de l'aide pour trouver un job à 20% (d'utilité publique, en contact avec les enfants, aides aux personnes en difficulté, projets humanitaires, ...)
une surprise

About the teacher, Ivan

Je partage mes trouvailles et mon amour pour la musique à travers mon podcast "Eclectic Soul" et mes DJ sets ici et là. J'organise des concerts et depuis peu travaille sur un projet visant à encourager tout le monde à être créatif à travers la musique, l'écriture et tout autre forme d'expression, de manière libre. Je donne des cours de DJ depuis bientôt deux ans et des cours de création musicale depuis plusieurs mois maintenant. Je partage ma philosophie et mes expériences à travers mes blogs.

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Effeuillage Burlesque

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
AOM YOGA Studio
Rue des Jardins 8, CALL 078 673 93 59
1205 Geneva

N'ayez pas peur de vous mettre à nu! Venez danser, rire et surtout partager de bons moments. L'effeuillage Burlesque, en dehors de son côté sensuel, est également un excellent moyen de prendre confiance en soin, d'apprendre à s’aimer tel que l’on est, d'accepter son corps mais également sa personnalité sans se soucier du dictat de la mode ou des pressions de notre société. Soyez vous-même, sans crainte ni contrainte!

Bring one of the following:
cours de cuisine (je ne sais pas cuisiner)
gâteaux
livres
musiques (vinyls, cds)
plats

About the teacher, Lady Kitty

J'ai découvert le Burlesque il y a 3 ans en prenant des cours chez Secret Folies avec l'artiste Emma Mylan. Ces cours m'ont appris l'effeuillage rétro mais ils m'ont surtout apporté une plus grande confiance en moi, en ma féminité, en mon corps et également en ma personnalité. Avec d'autres élèves nous avons formés une troupe: Les Copines d'Edmond, proposant des spectacles drôles et sexy, montrant la femme sous toutes ces facettes. Je vois le Burlesque comme un beau moyen d'expression actuel, un peu comme un groupe de rock ou un comique, nous nous moquons et critiquons les codes de beauté ou les sujets d'actualité. N'oublions pas que burlesque vient du mot farce ;) En plus du Burlesque, j'adore danser: je fais du Modern'Jazz et de la Tribal Fusion. Je fais également de l'impro à la Fédération d'improvisation Genevoise. Grâce à ce que j'ai appris, j'aimerai pouvoir apporter aux autres un peu de bonheur et de confiance en eux.

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Creative iPhone photography

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron
Avenue Blanc 7, first floor OR in the basement CALL 078 809 17 58
1202 Geneva

Someone said: "just because you have a good camera doesn't mean you're a photographer". In fact the quality of photography is not proportional to the number of pixels that you own, but it's more related to consciousness of your limitations. You can have the best camera in the world, but if you let it do the "seeing" for you, then you’re probably missing out on some amazing shots. So if you're thinking of buying an expensive camera to improve your photographic skills you're probably doing it wrong. The iPhone, on the other hand, is something that you always carry with you and its built-in camera is all you need to start off. Most of us don't like it when our smartphones take decisions by themselves, I will show you a few tricks and apps so you can gain control of your iPhone and unleash your creativity. I will also share some basics of photography to bring your artistic flair in line with good taste. And, of course, don't forget to recharge your iPhone battery before coming to the class!

Bring one of the following:
bottle of wine
homemade food
hugs
photographic films

About the teacher, Davide

I started taking my first pictures almost 8 years ago and I soon came up to street photography, portrait and social reportage. In 2011 I took part to "The family of Flickr" project from FIAF followed by a publication on the magazine "Riflessioni". In 2012 I studied photojournalism with Luigi Gariglio from Contrasto Agency and the same year I won the "1 Euro project" contest sponsored by Luz Photo Agency. My works have been exhibited at FNAC, Museum of Contemporary Art of Castello di Rivoli and CIFA.

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Replace Banking

9:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron
Avenue Blanc 7, first floor OR in the basement CALL 078 809 17 58
1202 Geneva

"This could be either considered a Course, lecture or group 'Brain Storming'. I have been working in the Financial Industry for 20 years and like to explore ideas that will return responsibility to Financiers and Bankers. Or even find alternatives to traditional financial institutions. For example, Co-operatives, Credit Unions, etc. Are we tired of all the Financial crisis, bankers incentives at our cost, bankers exaggerated bonuses, etc? Let’s find ideas and ‘build a snowball and hopefully get it Rolling down a Mountain."

Bring one of the following:
Cakes
Ethnic foods
Home cooked foods
Homemade cookies

About the teacher, Christian Jordan

"Over 20 years’ experience in Accounting, Controlling, Internal Audit, Compliance, & Finance Management. Worked in multi-cultural environment including colleagues and clients of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dubai, Tunis, Indians, Brazilian, English, French, German, Chinese, Russian, and Pakistani, etc. As such my experience provides me the ability to adapt and communicate effective communication within all organization/external levels."

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Ensemble Physical Theatre & Voice

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron
Avenue Blanc 7, first floor OR in the basement CALL 078 809 17 58
1202 Geneva

Stage de ‘EnsembleThéâtre Physique et Voix’ (Ensemble Physical Theatre & Voice) ‘Le corps expressif ’ par la formatrice de théâtre physique et vocal Aliki Dourmazer Le Théâtre Physique et chaque expression théâtrale implique la mise au point absolue du corps et del'esprit en même temps. En outre, la voix de l'interprète partage la même énergie avec le geste et relie les «paysages intérieurs» de l'artiste avec l'environnement externe qu’est l'auditoire. Dans ce stage, nous allons nous concentrer sur le «ici et maintenant» de l'action de l'interprète ainsi que sur l'équilibre entre la communication instinctive parmi les interprètes et les capacités personnelles de chacun. L'atelier se compose d'exercices : • sur la structuration de l'attention, de contrôle et de canalisation de l'énergie (John Britton). • construire et developer un ensemble dans la performance. • d’échauffement de la voix, la découverte de la résonance dans le corps et l’expansion de la voix (Grotowski, Chris Coe). • de corps et d'expérimentations vocales dynamiques (Aliki Dourmazer). • d'improvisations en solo, couple et en groupe. Au cœur de cette approche se trouve le développement de compétences psycho-physiques et vocales dans un groupe de théâtre à travers les principes de la rétroaction positive et le p l a i s i r. Aliki Dourmazer est née en Grèce. Elle est Directrice Associée de l'Ensemble International «DUENDE». Elle est une artiste physique très expérimentée et chanteuse. Elle enseigne sa propre approche d'intégration de formation vocale et de formation physique. Elle est une interprète dans DUENDE, elle enseigne les formations vocales pendant les stages et les résidences de l’Ensemble International. Please come with comfortable clothes, socks or barefoot and with a small bottle of water. There is no need for previous experience, just openness and will to explore. Looking forward to work with you!

Bring one of the following:
Administration help
essential oil/ natural cosmetics
juggling balls
massage
organic products / fruit
Poster - flyer design help
Stage design help
surprise!

About the teacher, Aliki Dourmazer

I come from Thessaloniki, Greece and I am a Physical Theatre and Voice trainer and physical theatre performer since 1999, with University studies in England. I have lately been focusing my personal research on the performative relationship between body and voice. I have been teaching in Greece, England, Switzerland and Italy, in theatre schools, festivals and universities. Also, I am co-organizing and teaching annually in a 2 week Physical Theatre Residency with my director John Britton in Lesvos island, Greece with students/artists that I meet through my teaching journeys. I am Assistant Director and vocal trainer of the International Ensemble DUENDE based in UK, with which we tour around Europe for workshops, residencies and live performances. My latest performance was in 'Fonderie Kugler' (Feb.2014), as part of the Esperimentoquadro theatre Residency 'Linkes'. I performed in physical restraint while singing and improvising sounds of a Greek traditional lamenting song. In this workshop I propose we will work on the basic principles of Ensemble physical theatre , investigating the functions of body and mind relationship, through the notion of positive feedback and through the search of pleasure within the exploratory process. The work is deeply physical and experiential, with small breaks of personal reflections and a positive atmosphere. CV link : https://www.facebook.com/notes/physical-theatre-voice-aliki-dourmazer/cv-aliki-dourmazer/521229274612712

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What is Artificial Intelligence?

7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron
Avenue Blanc 7, first floor OR in the basement CALL 078 809 17 58
1202 Geneva

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has enormous impact on our lives. Every credit card payment, ticket booking or Google search utilizes AI. This lecture will give a brief overview of AI, how it works, where it is being used and how it will change our lives in the future. Expertise in science or mathematics is not required, this lecture will be delivered in a way that everybody can understand.

Bring one of the following:
A postcard
Beer
Book "Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning" by CM Bishop;
Surprise me!
Voucher for Holy Cow restaurant

About the teacher, Patrick GLAUNER

I studied Computer Science and joined CERN three years ago as a software engineer. Artificial intelligence is one of my specialties.

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Hip Hop Dance Initiation

9:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron
Avenue Blanc 7, first floor OR in the basement CALL 078 809 17 58
1202 Geneva

Bonjour à tous Tony PS, danseur Hip Hop de la scène genevoise, depuis maintenant 15 ans, organisateur, maître de cérémonie et président d'une structure associative; Il a réussit par la force du travail et la passion non dissimulée pour la danse, à gagner l'estime et la confiance d'entités publics ou privés avec lesquelles il a étroitement collaboré. Dès à présent, il propose des cours de danse personnalisés à domicile, en extérieur ou en studio. Ces cours sont proposés à toutes personnes désireuses de "bouger" tout en apprenant et ne souhaitant pas forcément fréquenter les diverses écoles mais surtout apprendre à se mouvoir et connaitre les rudiments des diverses danses telle que : - Le Breakdance - Le Freestyle - Le Popping - La House Dance - Recherche du rythme et apprendre à se mouvoir Les cours seront composés de telle façon : - Intrduction historique - Séance d'échauffement - Cours pratique - Improvisation - Séance de stretching Les cours vont de 45 minutes à 02h00, en fonction de votre temps à disposition, de votre endurance et votre intérêt.

Bring one of the following:
Appareil photo Canon pour monter un documentaire
Participation
Recherche d'emploi à mi-temps
Recherche emploi job d'été : professeur de danse ou animation pour jeunes
Un enregistreur pour prises de son avec micro cravate
Une voiture d'occasion à moins de 1000chf

About the teacher, Tony

L'objectif est de faire découvrir les diverses danses rattachés à la culture urbaine en rappelant ces fondements, ses origines et ses spécificités. Il y a aussi une volonté de casser les clichés à cette culture riche de bientôt 40 ans d'histoire. Les mass medias reflètent mal l'ampleur et les vertus réels de ce courant d'ou l'investissement dans l'enseignement et l'organisation d'évènements.

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Sociology of knowledge

9:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron
Avenue Blanc 7, first floor OR in the basement CALL 078 809 17 58
1202 Geneva

In this class we will go trough the basic concepts of (German) sociology of knowledge. This is to peek into the very processes through which we produce our realities and societies; 1) how we subjectively acquire meanings and 2) how we objectify them making them part of our intersubjective realities. By and far, this is to discuss the ways how we act towards objects based on our meanings that we have on them, how our meanings arise from our experiences and how our experiences are structured by our social and natural environments. There are no brute facts, only interpretations of what is taking place. However, certainly some things do have ontological existence (they are real). This is a class in the crossroads of sociology and philosophy, and consist of lecturing and dialogue.

Bring one of the following:
delicious vegetarian food recipes
herbs
massage
organic produce
tea leaves

About the teacher, Ossi Ollinaho

I am a Finnish post-doctoral researcher at UNIGE. I would characterize myself as an environmentally concerned systems sociologists. At the moment I am preparing a project on agroecology and how to change our food systems.

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - S050 (underground)
Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40, 1205
Geneva

· Law of Attraction in our daily life – “is this the world we created?”; · Mechanism of how our intentions literally attract manifestation of our reality seamlessly; · Match between the frequency of vibration of what you want, your own vibration and the vibration of the thought-form you are creating; · How can I consciously control the desired outcomes – important practical tips will be offered; · Role of Synchronicity; · Sensory activation exercise will be introduced. IMPORTANT! Please view this film clip before coming to class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b1GKGWJbE8 AND/OR read the book "The Secret."

Bring one of the following:
astronomy lessons
blues guitar lessons
inspiring movies
natural orchid flower
Tai Chi lessons

About the teacher, Alexander Senchenko

I am an author and speaker, and have presented similar classes for the past 6 years.

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - S050 (underground)
Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40, 1205
Geneva

"C'est un cours qui vous donne des astuces pour créer des présentations attractives et moins ennuyeuse pour votre public. Nous allons aborder les sujets suivants: - le choix des images et de la typographie les transitions/ effets, la lisibilité mais d'autres aspects techniques comme le format de l'écran et la résolution. Pour terminer, je vous fournirai des ressources qui vous aideront à trouver de l'inspiration pour vos présentations PowerPoint, Keynote ou Prezi. Je me réjouis d'ores et déjà de vous accueillir dans mon cours et de partager ma passion avec vous."

Bring one of the following:
Aide à la recherche d'emploi
Aide à la recherche de logement
Cours de dessin / peinture / des fournitures scolaires
une surprise

About the teacher, Sandrine Barussaud

"Je m'appelle Sandrine et je suis originaire du Burkina Faso. Cela fait presque 7 ans que j'habite en Suisse. Médiamaticienne de formation, j'aime partager et échanger avec des personnes de divers horizons. J'ai voulu dispenser ce cours car j'ai l'habitude de donner un coup de main à des personnes de mon entourage et collègues pour élaborer leurs présentations."

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Indianapolis

Summer School Launch!

11:00p.m. to 2:00a.m.
Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis

Join Trade School Indianapolis for the launch of our Summer semester which will run June through August! Meet our instructors, enjoy light bites, beer and get a sneak peek of all of our classes for the upcoming semester. All barter items benefit Trade School and our efforts to sustain our all-volunteer, self-organized organization. Teacher introductions will begin at 7 PM.

Bring one of the following:
10 copies of our flyers (print & bring!)
4-8 oz. eco-friendly paper coffee cups
fabric bunting
fun forever stamps
handmade items with the TSI logo on it
hugs
local ground coffee to offer during class
volunteer for 1 class during the semester

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

We're Trade School Indianapolis and we love to learn!

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Yes, you can Sing!

11:00p.m. to 12:30a.m.
Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis

Do you sing or speak in public - or if not, would you like to? This workshop will walk you through a vocal warm-up class incorporating breathing techniques and posture work. Everyone will learn how to properly warm-up the voice before singing or speaking. This workshop will culminate with the entire group singing a familiar song utilizing their new-found voices and vocal techniques! All barter items benefit Trade School Indianapolis.

Bring one of the following:
4-8oz eco-friendly paper coffee cup
fabric bunting
fun forever postage stamps
handmade items with the Trade School logo on it
local ground coffee

About the teacher, Sarah O’Brien

Originally from Naples, FL, Sarah has been involved in the Bach Ensemble of Naples, Opera Naples, Naples Opera Society, Naples Carolers, Bower School of Music’s Chamber Choir, and Cantor at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Orlando. Sarah was also the first place vocalist of the Ave Maria Vocal Competition, Naples Music Club, Voices of Naples, and the Young Artist Competition. She recently was a resident artist with Central Florida Lyric Opera. The best part is she’ll be moving to the Midwest later this year!

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Physical Utterance

11:00p.m. to 12:30a.m.
Big Car
Big Car at 3819 Lafayette Rd
Indianapolis

How do words, their sound, content, tonality, and organization evoke space, composition, materials, light, color, objects, movement, and ultimately meaning? In this workshop, you will share poems and other writings then break into smaller groups to create an installation or piece of performances. You will also be asked to consider the specific site of the installation or performance, and how we are meant to view / discover / engage with it. This workshop is perfect for theater students, performance artists of all genres, and those interested in site specific work. You will also need to bring any photo that is personal to you to use in the workshop. All barter items benefit the Big Car Service Center.

Bring one of the following:
#10 envelopes (recycled would be great!)
blank DVDs
double AA batteries
forever postage stamps
masking tape or painters tape

About the teacher, Peiyi Wong

Peiyi Wong is a writer, scenographer, and interdisciplinary artist. She works primarily in theater, film, and installation, with a particular interest in experimental modes of expression and collaboration. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Peiyi studied Literature and Visual Arts at Columbia University in New York, where she received her BA. She then spent several years as a freelance designer based in Brooklyn and working in the NY downtown theater, puppetry, and experimental music scenes, with excursions into independent and commercial cinema. In 2010 she returned to California to deepen her practice through graduate studies. She holds an MFA in Scenic Design from the California Institute of the Arts, where she was also a participant in the Center for Integrated Media. Her work has been shown at REDCAT, HERE Arts Center, P.S. 122, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, The Chocolate Factory, the Prague Quadrennial, Automata Arts, and various other venues and institutions in New York, Berlin, New Orleans, and Los Angeles.

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Contact & Contemplation

11:00p.m. to 12:30a.m.
Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis

Dive into creative processing through the practice of contact improvisation, designed to offer you tools to enhance your creative process. Particular explorations include ‘tuning in’, where you learn to create a heightened sensorial state; “connecting to the environment”, a practice in expanding your sensory attention to include external elements such as earth and air; “ensemble awareness”, exercises designed to facilitate kinetic listening and responding to fellow dancers; and “contact dancing”, practical tools for attending to your physical body, as you move with one or more other bodies. The workshop will include dancing, observing, and reflecting with others. Bring water, and knee pads if you own them and wear comfortable clothes to move in. All barter items will be used in Stephanie’s Indy Convergence side project.

Bring one of the following:
large, pink grapefruits
masking tape
old black and white photos
records
white peasant skirts

About the teacher, Stephanie Nugent

Stephanie is a choreographer, performer, and educator of dance/theater and improvisation. Her creative work is rooted in collaborations with artists and scholars addressing social issues surrounding empathy and nonviolence. She has presented work at REDCAT Theater and Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles), Dance New Amsterdam (New York City), Theater Aicoli (Padova, Italy), the Walker Fine Arts Center (Minneapolis), Sushi Visual and Performance Art (San Diego), and Capitol Theater (Salt Lake City). She is the Artistic Director of Nugent Dance, and has performed with renowned artists including Keith Johnson/Dancers, Victoria Marks, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company (Doug Varone, Laura Dean, Phyllis Lamhut, Shapiro and Smith, Doug Nielsen), Della Davidson, and Malashock Dance and Company. Stephanie moved to Indianapolis in 2013 and is active in the dance and improvisation community serving as Adjunct Professor of Dance at IU Bloomington, performing, teaching and dancing with G.L.A.C.I.E.R, choreographing for the IUPUI Dance Company MOCO, teaching at Motus Dance Theater and joining them for performances. This spring she is a Visiting Artist at Ohio State University.

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Music Technology: DAWs & DIY Audio

11:00p.m. to 12:30a.m.
Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis

Calling all aspiring or current designers, musicians and self-producers! In this workshop, you will be walked through some of the software available that is useful for performance with programs such as audacity, Ardour, protools, and Csound. By creating a few simple projects, you will begin to explore some of the advanced features that these programs can offer. It is highly recommended that you bring a computer and install Audacity, Ardour and Csound prior to the workshop.

Bring one of the following:
1/8 inch metal wire sharp scissor
2x4’s
black gaffers tape
dowel rods
duct tape

About the teacher, Joshua Morris

Joshua Morris is from Louisville, Kentucky. An Oberlin alum, he studied composition with Dr. Randolph Coleman and Dr. Lewis Nielson, and at Butler University studied with Michael Schelle. His compositions are often intermingled with other disciplines to make music that must be seen and dance that must be heard. His work has been performed in several nations by numerous ensembles, from the Nouvelle Ensemble Musique in Canada to the Oberlin Orchestra to an Irish folk group in Dublin. He is a founding member of Ensemble 48, a contemporary music ensemble based in Indianapolis. He has also performed with the Rebellious Subjects Shakespeare. He has received numerous awards and honors, including membership with the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colo

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Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis

In this introductory workshop, students will develop awareness of patterns of breathing before being introduced to Tremorwork®, which accesses the body's own healing systems for deep release. It is a comprehensive approach to voice training and includes, as needed, work on breathing and the body, resonance, speech, dialects, impromptu and prepared public speaking, text, singing, and voice with movement, and presence. Please bring a text prepared, either a monologue or poem, that you will explore throughout the workshop as well as a yoga mat, socks, water, and loose-fitting clothing that allows movement.

Bring one of the following:
eye pillow
foam roller
massage balls
massage stick
tennis balls

About the teacher, Ryan O’Shea

Ryan O’Shea is an actress, teaching artist, and voice/dialect coach based in Indianapolis, IN. She is on the teaching faculty for the University of Indianapolis Theatre Department, where she also serves as a Dialect Coach and the Coach for the ACTF Irene Ryan Acting Competition. Ryan is currently a Teacher Candidate for Fitzmaurice Voicework®, which took her to London for a month this past summer (in partial thanks to an Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission). She will finish her certification in London in the summer of 2014. She earned her B.S. in Theatre from the University of Indianapolis and her MFA in Acting from Florida Atlantic Universi

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Stage Combat & Shakespeare

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis

In this workshop you will learn how to scan the iambic pentameter in Shakespeare's verse to understand how to locate and perform the emotion written into Shakespeare's text. By learning basic stage combat techniques, you will receive the opportunity to put them together to perform a Shakespeare fight scene. Aspiring actors, performers, and of course all lovers of Shakespeare are encouraged to attend! All barter items will benefit Indy Convergence.

Bring one of the following:
#10 business envelopes
1 pack of heavy, white printer paper
black sharpies
ground coffee
handmade items with the Indy Convergence logo on it
large bubble mailing envelopes

About the teacher, Andrew Simon

Andrew Simon is a theater-maker based in Maine and New York City. He works as an actor, director, writer, producer and educator and creates work with the Mohawk Arts Collective in The Barn in Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island. He recently directed The Secret of Life, a Yiddish Theater Hip Hop Ballet for Target Margin Theater at the Abrons Arts Center.

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Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis

In this workshop you will receive the opportunity to participate in a thoughtful discussion on how artists can be catalysts for lasting change in third-world countries. Drawing on instructor Robert’s experience in Haiti, he will walk you through his personal discoveries and invite your thoughts and suggestions on aid work. All barter items benefit Indy Reads Books.

Bring one of the following:
air freshener for bathroom
any nice card stock
box cutter & replacement razors
chunky sharpies
packing & scotch tape
paper towels or toilet paper
white or colored computer paper
white spray paint

About the teacher, Robert Negron

Robert Negron is an actor, playwright and martial artist who trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and South Coast Repertory Professional Conservatory. He also trained with The Antaeus Academy, A.C.T. Summer Conservatory, CSU Summer Arts Conservatory, Coronado School of the Arts and interned at The La Jolla Playhouse. Robert has worked at the Rubicon Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Boston Court, Old Globe Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Robert produced an adaptation of the book Into the Wild called Beautiful Blueberries 142 as a Black Swan project at OSF in 2007. Robert is Executive Director of The Sa-K-La-K-Wel Community Center in Jacmel, Haiti and spends part of each year as a resident arts instructor in Jacmel. In L.A. and San Diego Robert teaches classes including Acting for Dancers, Acting for the Camera, Acting Professionally and numerous Shakespeare workshops. Robert was the 1999 recipient of the Emerging Young Artist award and this March he led the first stage of a building project utilizing Earthship Biotechture techniques to create a sustainable building for arts and community events at Sa-K-La-K-Wel.

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Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis

In this workshop you will be taught how to artfully create special effects makeup for the screen, stage or costume party! You should prepare to leave looking a little different than when you came in. Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies, as you will be applying make-up to your face. All barter items will be used in this workshop.

Bring one of the following:
91% or higher alcohol
long q-tips
make-up remover
sharp scissors
small plastic cups
spirit gum

About the teacher, Anna Bratton

Anna began her professional makeup career in Los Angeles, where she earned her stripes alongside the best in the industry on sets of feature films, award winning shorts and national campaigns. Currently, she brings her passion and experience to the Midwest, working from her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Allowing her creative studies to lead the way, Anna earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Michigan and later studied at the Make-up Designory (MUD) in Burbank, California. As a MUD graduate, Anna's technique and experience in make-up application ranges from beauty make-up and runway designs to working with prosthetics and shaping characters with special effects.

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Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis

In "No Culture, No Future", Simon Brault called out the cultural sector, identifying the important and wrought social, environmental and economic moment we currently occupy. We now live at a precipitous moment when "Battles for culture, education, the environment, peace, and social justice appear essential to re-establish the balance upset by the unchecked greed.” Based on the measurable positive impact of the arts and culture across our society, new ways of connecting existing research begin to reveal that there may be no greater mechanism for creating sustainable societies than the creative work which is often sidelined as a luxury or leisure time activity. This presentation will seek to reframe your date night of a dinner and a show as the potential savior of our world, and show why bringing the arts to the centre of society may be the best way to face the future. In an exploration of the (often surprising) positive effects of the arts on the social, economic and environmental issues facing us, you will begin to see what is being unearthed to show that the arts may be the best catalyst for a sustainable society. All barter items benefit the Sa-K-La-K-Wel community center in Oban, Haiti.

Bring one of the following:
a pack of pens and pencils
AA or AAA batteries
chalk
new adult size dance clothes
plain or ruled notebooks

About the teacher, Ian Garrett

Ian Garrett is Assistant Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University. In 2008 he co-founded the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA), a think tank for Sustainability in the Arts and Culture, based in Los Angeles. He has spoken around the globe on the intersection of sustainability and the arts on everything from the environmental impacts of music festivals to the emerging organizational structures for arts businesses. As an artist, Ian works as a designer for theatre and installation, focused on the integration of interactive media solutions into live experiential art work, and has designed and produced hundreds of shows in North America and Europe. He has served as Executive Director of the Fresh Arts Coalition, an awareness building arts service organizations in Houston, TX; led communication strategy for arts organizations, schools and political campaigns; and was partner in MPG Interactive, which developed and patented interactive technology for performance and themed environments.

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Wheeler Arts
Wheeler Arts at 1035 Sanders St.
Indianapolis

In this workshop you will receive the opportunity to learn how to create an Andy Warhol style portrait. By discussing the process and its evolution, you will be guided through the first step of photo transfer. Because it is a two-part process, you will leave with your artwork and instructions on how to successfully complete the project at home, which will take 6-8 hours after the workshop. You must bring a black and white photo at least 8x10 with you to be able to participate. All barter items benefit Indy Convergence’s Umbrella Project.

Bring one of the following:
acrylic paints
body paint
celluclay
chicken wire
large bottle of elmer’s glue
small house plants

About the teacher, Hiromi Okumura

Hiromi Okumura received her MFA at Iowa State University and currently is an adjunct professor at Washington State University. Her work has been shown and collected internationally. Truly an interdisciplinary artist, Hiromi not only paints and designs but incorporates dance and movement into her work. In her artist statement Hiromi says, “…I try to let colors sing and vibrate to express energy, movement, and space. Like the dancer, music drives my creative force and helps move my brushes. If you could see me paint, you might think I am dancing — my feet and my brushes move rhythmically. In fact, I love to dance, and dance, improvisational dance in particular, informs my painting.”

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Los Angeles

Exploring Your Senses

5:30a.m. to 7:30a.m.
Los Angeles Eco-Village (Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana housing co-op) in Koreatown
117 Bimini Pl #201
Los Angeles

An introductory workshop for teachers and other adults who play and work with children. The speed of life, life events, distracting digital tools, toys and instant communication often disrupt focus, generate stress and complicate parenting, teaching and learning. Your capacity to select what you pay attention to influences your ability to regulate physical and emotional responses, take in new information, and create life-sustaining social and environmental choices. Returning to your senses re-focuses attention and promotes relaxed alertness - the optimal state for integrated learning and authentic interactions. During the workshop, you will be invited to practice integrating sensory awareness into curricula and daily activities, and adapt sensory experiences with music, movement, art, storytelling, relaxation and touch to meet the unique needs of the children you work with. We will review how sensory awareness can empower children to develop self-regulation that enhances their learning and relational skills, and can help us stay present to ourselves and the children when results are less than miraculous. Join our playful explorations of sight, sound, touch, scent, taste and body-centered awareness. Nature and natural settings will, as often as possible, help normalize electrified senses. // No Supplies Needed //

Bring one of the following:
2 Time Dollars (from fellow TimeBank member)
Assistance during a future course by bilingual speakers who want to join the Explore Your Senses teaching or childcare team (we'll email to ask about your skills after you register)
Feedback to help us develop the course
Help with marketing/promotion of future courses
Willingness to be photographed for our website or brochures for future courses

About the teacher, Claire Bergen and Carol Springer

Exploring Your Senses will be taught by Carol Springer, Massage and Trauma Touch Therapist™ and Claire Bergen, a credentialed K-5 teacher with a background in the Orff approach to music and movement education. More information about Carol can be found on her website at www.mtcwc.com. You can view Claire's online resume at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/claire-bergen/14/599/93.

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On Not Knowing What to Do

4:00a.m. to 6:00a.m.
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles

This class is for anyone who has ever not known what to do. Students will participate in activities that could happen in everyday life but that they may not normally engage in. Our goal is to help facilitate productivity -- we want to give people a starting point for doing. We hope that, from the class, students take away a new way of looking at the world around them and a different way of interacting with people. //SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED: A 3” or larger brush. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Bring one of the following:
35mm film
a weekend stay in your California vacation home
acrylic paint
adobe illustrator lesson for 2 beginners (2 hours)
book-binding lesson for two (other than pamphlet stitch binding)
cheese
disposable camera
gesso
invite us over for dinner
wine

About the teacher, Brittany Ko

Brittany and Leah are recent art school graduates living and working in Los Angeles. We are interested in human relationships and keeping people dancing. We love color.

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Create Your Own Trail Workout

7:30a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Hermon Park
5566 Via Marisol
Los Angeles

Learn how to make your own full-body workout on any of LA's parks or hiking trails. In this class, we will cover some basic methods to create your own no-equipment workout, learn a variety of exercises, and then we'll take it to the trail! Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced fitness levels are all invited. Class will meet in Hermon Park by the Tennis Courts, where we'll review some easy-to-learn body-weight moves (aka no-equipment-needed). We'll also cover how to structure and schedule fun workout progressions for yourself. Then we'll all do a workout together! We will do a 20-minute warm-up walk on a trail at Ernest Debs' state park (which is across the street from our meeting place). Then we'll complete a 20-minute body-weight exercise routine at the top, which you'll be able to repeat on your own later. Then we'll take our cool-down walk back down the trail, and stretch and recap in Hermon Park. You'll get a great workout, along with tools to set fitness goals and program your own varied fitness routines. After class, students will receive a reference list of exercises and workout-building tools discussed in class. //SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING::: Wear workout clothes and shoes appropriate for walking on dirt trail; 1 small hand towel; Water bottle (that is comfortable to hold while walking)

Bring one of the following:
100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil
Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier or Pinot Grigio
Fresh flowers
New microfiber cloths
Organic, cold-pressed Evening Primrose Oil
Potted plant (succulents are always welcome, but any kind is great!)
Your all-time favorite book

About the teacher, Leanne Pedante

Leanne Pedante is a personal trainer and all-around lover of movement. Hiking, running, weight-lifting, yoga, interval-training, dance...she loves it all, and wants to help everyone share in the joy, fun and healing that can be found in working up a good sweat. When not moving and shaking, she also sits at a computer and works as a freelance graphic designer.

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Foundation Drawing

10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Paniolo Productions presents
3552 Kelton Ave
Los Angeles

This Foundation Drawing class will teach the basics of drawing through still life. Students will learn how to achieve basic perspective and shading techniques with pencil. In addition, a basic understanding of how lighting can affect different surfaces and objects will be gained. Students will also learn basic terminology for discussing art in general and newfound drawing skills specifically.

Bring one of the following:
1 hour of community service any day and organization of my choosing
Brother BK LC71BK ink cartridge
"Unicorn Executions and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw” by Steve Breen
a copy of your favorite book, movie, or music.
Unicorn Executions and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw” by Steve Breen.

About the teacher, Terilyn V. Lawson

Terilyn V. Lawson is currently freelancing as an illustrator/graphic designer. Prior to freelancing, she worked at the California African American Museum providing guided tours and art workshops.

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Beginning Knitting

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles

Ready for the wonderful world of knitting? We’ll start off with a brief discussion of what “yarn weight” means and how to pick the right needle size for your project. Then the exciting bit: you’ll grab the yarn and the needles and learn how to cast on, knit, and bind off! We’ll make a small bookmark as our first project, and if you’re ambitious you can even start on a scarf as your second project! // SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING: Knitting needles and a small amount of practice yarn will be available for borrowing. But, if you'd like start knitting your own scarf please bring at least 200 yards of worsted weight yarn (light color is best) and number 8 needles (9 or 10 size would also work).

Bring one of the following:
A science fiction book
A surprise
Baked goods
Graphic design
Proofreading

About the teacher, Thea Orozco

Once upon a time Thea helped run a yarn store and taught a whole lot of people to knit. Now she does other stuff.

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Southeast corner of Stoner Park
Corner of Stoner & Missouri, on the open area of grass
Los Angeles

In groups of 5, one of us lies down, receives massage simultaneously from 4 people, then gets up & next person lies down & receives: Receiving massage this way is more awesome & ecstatic than a massage by 1 single person –no matter how skilled! Plus I’ll share I’ll share a new technique & new direction for massage that makes the experience even more therapeutic & blissful. I’ll also share both a few easy massage techniques for people with no experience in massage, & ways to massage without tiring or straining yourself. You need to be willing to give as much massage as you get; & comfortable giving & receiving massage from both genders. Bookmark, or join this list, & check homepage or email before attending in case of last minute info! Plus it’s the way to contact me: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Kundalini-Yoga-LA/info This is a terrific activity to learn to share at any gathering of friends, loved ones, & especially before physical activity, or before facing life’s challenges J Learn it & share it with those you love & your community! // SUPPLIES STUDENTS SHOULD BRING: *water for yourself, *Hat, *sunscreen, *snack for yourself if you need it *comfortable, flexible clothing & shoes for moving around. * a stool (that’s as high as the average massage table –higher than a chair) –if you can’t stand for long periods. * bringing another massage table is always great (I bring one), but not necessary; there are raised benches & mats to stack on them if we have lots of groups; but massage tables are easier to stand around.

Bring one of the following:
'Like' 3 of the following facebook pages (will be emailed to you to like if you select this option)
Bring beverages &/or refreshments for the group to share;
A clean massage table cover, massage sheet, or bed sheet in an unopened package.
attend the LA Kundalini Yoga Community Gathering I'm hosting 5/24, 1;30pm
Bring a Massage Table (I bring one, & there are raised benches & mats to stack on them if we have lots of groups; but massage tables are easier to stand around)
Build community & sustainable resources by doing one of the below:
Contribute a Culver City Timebank hour(will accept this for 5/7 & 4/26 event too).
ffer any of the trades I requested for the Journey Into The Dances Of Universal Peace class that follows right after this class today.
Join my list & attend 4/26 1:30pm Dances Of Universal Peace workshop for same barters listed for 5/7: Attending more creates a more experienced community, which supports the learning of other participants, + circulates more awareness
tell 1 friend of yours about the Journey Into The Dances Of Universal Peace that follows right after & TradeschoolLA so they register
tell 1 friend of yours who love to trade Massage about this & TradeschoolLA, so they register for it;
Unused/unopened, naturally scented (preferably all natural ingredients): candle, incense, soap, shampoo, teas, or bodyscrubs(essential oil infused salt-or-sugar) –that I can compensate people who may help with this or other classes I host.

About the teacher, diana

I host a center for New Directions In Massage Therapy. There are a lot more new, massage-related practices, resources, techniques, programs I’d like to bring into the community to enrich the lives of human beings & support more well being & joy! I organize gatherings, resources & new directions for the Kundalini Yoga Commuity, & am 1 of the main organizers in the Dances Of Universal Peace community; as well as several other positive practice communities. My life is devoted to celebrating, & sharing these communities/practices; & it’s especially focused on welcoming, encouraging, creating, & cocreating new directions, new ideas, & bringing more diversity into these communities. I hope to find new friends who celebrate positive practices, & share together an outdoors, open, ‘uncontained’ environment for us to enjoy, live, & celebrate these practices, each other, & all the wonders & possibilities around us & within us.

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Southeast corner of Stoner Park
Corner of Stoner & Missouri, on the open area of grass
Los Angeles

The Dances of Universal Peace are spiritual practice in motion: We walk or dance to live music doing joyous meditations from the world’s wisdom, spiritual, or cultural traditions --& simultaneously chant or sing, & exchange symbolic gestures which celebrate the sacredness of each other & our interconnectedness with everything! Come share the energy, & enjoy! This is a participatory, movement workshop, in full sun, in a public place where people will walk by on the sidewalk & see you singing, chanting, & doing expressive gestures J We’ll do the dances + transformative mind, body, spirit activities in an easygoing peer-lead space. Each dance shares a different experiential epiphany of wisdom on some universal theme ( like friendship, nature, peace, love, sustainability, teachers, family, health...). Each heart-centered dance is either done singly, or, interactively exchanging the chant/song & symbolic gestures for a few minutes with another person when you pass each other along the circle. Short, catchy, inspiring to sing/chant, easy to remember; some in English, some in the different languages of the world. Each 'dance' is taught very simply before we do it, & is extremely simple to learn: the focus is simply on connecting to each other & the music (no one cares if you remember everything, or even if you can sing; there are plenty of other people's voices that can be heard, so if 1 person doesn't sing, it doesn't stick out): There is no audience, there are no performers. No musical or dance experience of any kind is necessary. Called 'The Dances Of Universal Peace' because they inspire peace; both thru bringing together the world’s diverse traditions creating a sense of belonging to a greater community, & because when we 'dance' face to face, we're not just 'dancing' with the person in front of us, --but with what is universal in us all. Plus thru each individual experiencing 'Universal Peace': The ‘dances’ are mind-body-spirit practices & a ritual that bring us in touch with our sacred selves: that place in the essence of our spirit & the universe around us, where there is no division between us, each other, spirit, bliss, connection, understanding, compassion, beauty...& peace. Bookmark, or join this list, & check homepage or email before attending in case of last minute info (if there’s a heatwave/rain, we’ll post alternate location! Plus it’s the way to contact me: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Kundalini-Yoga-LA/info (students do not need to stay the whole 2 hours). Bookmark, or join this list, & check homepage or email before attending in case of last minute info (if there’s a heatwave/rain, we’ll post alternate location! Plus it’s the way to contact me: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Kundalini-Yoga-LA/info ///SUPPLIES STUDENTS SHOULD BRING: *Hat, *sunscreen, *water for yourself, *snack for yourself if you need it *If you’re uncomfortable sitting on the ground, bring a chair or cushion for yourself; *if you’re uncomfortable sitting on the grass, bring a blanket in case others don’t bring a couple for the group to sit on. *comfortable, flexible clothing for moving around

Bring one of the following:
Bring a brightly colored centerpiece (examples: fresh flowers or picture representing something positive/universal like friendship, peace, etc… ) –not bigger than a dinner plate.
Bring beverages &/or refreshments for the group to share;
Give me a 10 or 15 min shoulder or back massage after class
Improvise a 1 to 3 minute ‘positive, affirmative, blessing Meditation’, –directly after we do a Dance Of Universal Peace (that further connects us to what we were focusing on in that dance).
Join my list & attend 5/24. More attendance creates a more experienced community, which supports the learning of other participants, + circulates more awareness of this joyful resource
Lead, or practice leading part of, a ‘Dance Of Universal Peace’: either pre-existing, or one you’ve created J
Play melody or rhythm, without being familiar with it or having music for it (with someone just singing it to you once or twice) on an instrument for 1 or 2 of the Dance of Universal Peace lead.
tell 2 friends of yours you think would love this about this & TradeschoolLA so they register for it

About the teacher, Diana

I’m 1 of the main organizers in the Dances Of Universal Peace community; as well as several other positive practice communities. My life is devoted to celebrating, & sharing these communities/practices; & it’s especially focused on welcoming, encouraging, creating, & cocreating new directions, new ideas, & bringing more diversity into these communities. I hope to find new friends who share this celebration, & to support new Dances Of Universal Peace leaders, musicians, new Kundalini Yoga teachers & INTERACTIVE Kundalini Yoga teachers, new ways for them to be supported; & most of all an outdoors, open, ‘uncontained’ environment for us to enjoy, live, & celebrate these practices, each other, & all the wonders & possibilities around us & within us J I especially wishto inspire people who are not in 9 to 5 jobs, to not stay isolated ndoors on the computer, & instead celebrate life outdoors with other human beings

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Writing Your Social Media Bio

10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.
Atwater Community Patio
3147 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles

Do you wish that your social media bio would accurately describe your unique story - and why people should care? It’s possible. In this 60-minute class, you’ll learn an acronym that will help you write memorable social media bios, look at examples of well-written social media bios and deconstruct why they work so well, and write a revised social media bio for yourself. You’ll walk away with a brand new bio that can be used for multiple social media accounts.

Bring one of the following:
A blog post about this class or your new bio
A bottle of red wine
A potted succulent
A surprise
A Tweet or IG photo about this class or your new bio
Snacks to share
Stationary or cards

About the teacher, Ana Ottman

I’m a multi-genre writer based in Los Angeles. I run an independent copywriting business that helps companies communicate their stories. Like any good writer, I’m enthusiastic about inexpensive red wine, my Linus bike, and veggie tacos.

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Acrylic Painting

10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights

During this class session, we will work on color mixing and other painting techniques, as well as observational painting in practice. This class will focus on improving students’ understanding of color, form, perspective, value, proportion, and composition so that they may leave with a better understanding of the medium, confidence working with acrylics, and translating the three dimensional world we see into two-­‐ dimensional paintings. // SUPPLY STUDENTS SHOULD BRING TO CLASS // Acrylic Paints: Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Hansa or Cool Cadmium Yellow, Warm Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Titanium White. (Basics is a brand that is cheap and will work for this class) A set of acrylic bristle painting brushes including a filbert, liner, rounds of different sizes, and flats of different sizes. Make sure they have plenty of spring to the bristles. A cup for water; Cotton rag paper that you have gesso-­‐ed previously or gesso-­‐ed canvas preferably a mix of both. A pencil; A gum eraser; Artist’s tape

Bring one of the following:
A hammock (I can dream right?)
Art Supplies: Preferably acrylic paint or watercolors
Artwork, Hand Made Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, zines etc.
Books or magazines with great pictures-­‐preferably used
Bottled or Fresh Lemonade or earl gray tea. Can never get enough.
Cool and unique looking fabrics
Organic Fruit: I LOVE Lemons, Limes, and Mangoes, if you have a tree that is awesome.
Picture Frames preferably large, simple and with glass
Plants: If you grow plants, and want to bring in one in payment! Great! I love cacti, herbs, vegetables and flowers.
Socks for women’s size 7. Can never have enough. Preferably new and black.

About the teacher, Kathryn Drury

Kathryn Drury was born in Los Angeles, has most recently lived in New York and Chicago, and Now lives in Los Angeles. Working in drawing, painting, print, installation, and video, her current work addresses the fluidity of time and memory as it relates to culture and the individual eventuating in a body of work that merges cultural memes with the artists own memories creating images of flux, forgetfulness, structure, focus, solitude, and hope. Her Work has been exhibited, screened, and collected nationally and internationally in New York, Chicago, Barcelona, ES, Biarritz, FR, Sydney, AU, Berlin, DE, Flensburg, DE, Cologne, DE and Beijing, CN. She is an active curator and art journalist practice, and has curated shows in New York, Chicago, and Sydney. Her written work has been published by the Institute for Electronic Art in Alfred, NY. Kathryn Drury currently holds a BFA from the school of Art and Design at Alfred University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute Of Chicago.

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Artist Trading Cards

10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
reDiscover Santa Monica
12958 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles

The global Artist Trading Cards movement has been around since 1996. Learn how to become part of that community. Make your own cards. Trade them or keep them. Express the inner creative inside or use them to commemorate a memory. //SUPPLIES STUDENTS SHOULD BRING::: For this class students can bring ANY of the following items: Old magazines (to cut up); Glue (Elmers, Modpodge, E6000, Glue Gun); Broken jewelry (to become part of the art); Feathers, stickers, ephemera, beads; Old clothes (to be cut up); Buttons; Sharpies/Markers in all colors, and/or Acrylic paint in any color

Bring one of the following:
Art supplies
Fabric
Sewing supplies
Small succulents
Tea cups

About the teacher, Amy Bauer

Amy Bauer is an artist whose work is representational of her eclectic style and urban surroundings. From the materials she uses to the style in which she works. Amy’s art is done with a flow of traditional craft with an environmental twist. She has degrees in design, fine arts and educational technology. Her artwork is in The Brooklyn Art Library and Visions in New York City as well as numerous private collections. She is also the recipient of a “Promise Award” from the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.

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Introduction to Sitting Meditation

2:30a.m. to 4:30a.m.
Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles

When we meditate, we are developing an awareness of our own minds. Most of the day, our thoughts drift and speed through memories and fantasies. We can call meditation a practice because it involves a continuous, disciplined effort to cultivate an awareness of our thoughts and feelings. The aim of this class is to learn about the basic building blocks of a meditation practice; during the session we will focus on posture, attention to breath and our relationship to discursive thought. We may also dabble in some other contemplative exercises depending on the interests of the class. No experience with meditation is necessary to join the class, and all experience levels are welcome to join. // SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING: Students should bring an item that they will feel comfortable sitting on. If you have a meditative cushion or stool, please bring it. Otherwise, a large cushion or two of any variety will do, or if floor sitting is uncomfortable, students are invited to use a chair.

Bring one of the following:
A book that has moved you
A cool t-shirt
A lesson on either planting a vegetable garden or xeriscaping!
An antique Los Angelino artifact
Any kitchen items (pots, knives, cutting boards) that you no longer need
Any sort of jam or fruit preserve

About the teacher, Dylan Howell

I do not claim any authority on the subject of meditation, but I do like to teach classes, mostly for the joy of sharing something that I have found to be both surprisingly simple and radically transformative. If you’d like to know more about my background with meditation or anything else, please feel free to ask during the class.

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1450 Ocean Ave
1450 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica

Film and video editing has long been thought of as a technical skill, with advanced knowledge of expensive and high-end editing equipment a requirement for the career. But the truth about editing is far simpler and oftentimes lost in today’s world that focuses primarily on the learning of complicated systems. In this class we will go back to what editing really is – storytelling. Editing is examining a collection of images that are totally awkward and useless by themselves, and literally cutting and pasting them together to tell a unique and compelling story. We will focus on and identify how images are put together, and scrutinize how different people can tell different stories with the same set of pictures. We will NOT be learning Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or any other editing system. Going back to the basics MEANS the basics – scissors, glue, tape and poster board. This is a beginning class for anyone wishing to tell a story through images. //SUPPLIES STUDENTS WILL NEED FOR THIS CLASS: • A foam core board or cardboard large enough for display

Bring one of the following:
A can of latex primer
A can of vanilla hazelnut ground coffee
A can of wood filler
A yoga or exercise mat
Fresh vegetables
Sandpaper for wood, various grits

About the teacher, Natasia Gascon

Natasia Gascon is a graduate of the Art Institute of California—Los Angeles and the Art Institute of California—Hollywood with degrees in Digital Filmmaking and Video Productions and is a proud member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Film Independent, the Junior Hollywood Radio and Television Society and Emerging Artist Leaders of Los Angeles.

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Spirit Studio
2601 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sometimes called sudden fiction or micro fiction, Flash Fiction is a short very short really short story. The plan for the class is that each participant will finish a complete work of Flash Fiction during the class time. Writing the first draft of anything is a messy process. We’ll experiment with a few methods of facing the blank screen, the blank page. And then we’ll write that first draft and read it to the group. As we listen to what others have written we’ll mention things that work and point out passages we like. We’ll talk about some revising techniques, and have another pass at out stories. And then we’ll do it again – read and revise and read again. And then you’ll go home and send your story off to publishers of Flash Fiction. // SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED FOR CLASS: Bring your favorite high or low tech writing tools—laptop, slices of paper and writing utensil, tablet, typewriter, etc. As long as you are able to write and then read your writing to class. //

Bring one of the following:
food to share with the group
organic French Roast coffee – drip grind or whole bean
salad bowl
your favorite CA wine

About the teacher, Elan Barnehama

Elan’s debut novel, Finding Bluefield, was published in 2012. He also writes screenplays, is a Huffington Post blogger, and his essays on this and that have aired on public radio, and appeared in newspapers and on the web. He’s taught writing and literature at several college, has writer for colleges and non-profits, led community based writing workshops, worked with at risk youth, coached varsity baseball, was a weekend radio news announcer and a short order cook. More info at elanbarnehama.com and @elanbarnehama

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Iyengar Inspired Yoga

4:30a.m. to 5:30a.m.
The Sweat Spot
3327 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles

This class is for all level of experience, beginners definitely welcome. Iyengar yoga goes thru each posture in depth to learn proper alignment.

Bring one of the following:
house plants
instrument pedals
kombucha
make me an offer for what you have
material/fabric/yarn
music-tapes, cds, records

About the teacher, Kasandra Zguta

http://realitybeyondspaceandtime.tumblr.com/

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How to Talk About Art

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

It’s no secret that contemporary art can be challenging to engage with. This class ventures to render the art form more accessible, first by developing a language to talk about it, from formal elements to style (i.e. Conceptual Art), then by putting our skills to the test in the galleries. The ultimate goal is for students to leave with a better understanding of contemporary art, and most importantly how to engage with it. Even if you aren’t terribly interested in contemporary art, this class will offer a good exercise in the act of looking. ///SUPPLIES STUDENTS SHOULD BRING::: Notebook and pencil

Bring one of the following:
A book of poetry
A lesson in ceramics
A lesson in Photoshop
A lesson in printmaking
A nifty ceramic mug
Loose-leaf tea
Nifty socks
Your best homemade recipe
Your favorite music album
Your own artwork or someone else’s

About the teacher, Olivia Fales

Olivia is a writer and educator. She works as a gallery teacher at LACMA and is a writer for the contemporary art magazine, Droste Effect. She is very good at staging art adventures.

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Paniolo Productions presents
3552 Kelton Ave
Los Angeles

It is so important for parents to participate with their children in creative endeavors. In this class for students (grades 2-5) and their parent partner, explorations in visual arts, music and writing will all be explored. We will do two projects: interpreting pieces of music through art and writing a story based on colors. Student should the capabilities to write a short story on their own or with parent assistance. // SUPPLIES STUDENTS WILL NEED: An acrylic paint set with brush (inexpensive sets can be found at Michaels or Joanne’s for around $5), white paper to paint on, paper to write on with a pen or pencil, paper plates to used to mix paints, plastic cup to hold water (to rinse brush). //

Bring one of the following:
any small vintage item that can be incorporated into a piece of art
any vintage children's book with interesting graphics
interesting beads for jewelry making
old buttons
old children's board book with interesting shape
old Golden Book for children
old jewelry, single earring or jewelry pieces that can be recycled into new jewelry
old plastic board game pieces
old tin with interesting graphics
vintage fabric pieces

About the teacher, Amy phillips

Amy Phillips works for the arts education division of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The best part of her job is going into classrooms seeing children engaged in the arts. She is a mixed media artist and has taught classes in scrapbooking to both children and adults. She recently used her 30 years of professional experience in communication to teach a class of first graders on how to create an advertising campaign and incorporate persuasive language. She believes that arts education should be accessible to all children

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The Creative Closet

2:00a.m. to 4:00a.m.
reDiscover Santa Monica
12958 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles

Solving everyday wardrobe dilemmas doesn't have to involve spending money on more clothes. In this course, we'll consider the many ways you can remake clothing you already own, for unique style, greater comfort, flattering color, and more fun! There will be hands-on opportunities to examine remade garments, and try various techniques. No sewing experience is required. Suitable for ages 13 and up. SUPPLIES YOU NEED TO BRING TO CLASS: Students should bring a notebook and pen/pencil; a sewing machine OR a hand-sewing kit (needles, thread, scissors, etc.); a garment or garments they'd like to rework during the class; and a bag of clothes to donate for the class's use. (Leftovers will be donated to a charity after the class.) I won't be teaching basic crochet, but if students might enjoy incorporating crochet into their projects, they should also bring a hook and yarn.

Bring one of the following:
art supplies (acrylic paints, brushes, sketchbooks, canvas, markers)
lasagna (I really love lasagna)
literary fiction in paperback
live plants for a garden
vintage hats, lace, or hard-side traincases
Yarn in natural fibers (cotton, wool, bamboo, etc.)

About the teacher, Penny Richards

Penny L. Richards PhD is a research scholar with UCLA's Center for the Study of Women, interested in craft activism, and an active member of Yarn Bombing Los Angeles. She's volunteered at several clothing swap events, and taught art education workshops throughout the South Bay. She enjoys rebuilding thrifted garments and linens, crocheting with non-traditional fibers, and creating large-scale costumes from crochet.

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Manifestation Workshop

10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Atwater Community Patio
3147 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles

Art workshop with a focus on self-improvement and goal realization. Theme: Manifesting: * the act, process, or instance of manifesting a perceptible outward or visible expression: materialization, a demonstration of power and purpose, making things happen, actualizing goals. In this workshop we will make manifestation boxes by sealing our intentions through words, collage, drawing and symbolic personal objects- within a box. The box is then closed for a chosen period of time, to reopened later in private. In this way we let the unconscious work for us by putting our dreams into words and symbols that we can then later assess. I have found this process to be very helpful in overcoming blocks, and I am always inevitably surprised by my accomplishments when I reopen the box! Artists, non-artists, all ages welcome. SUPPLIES YOU SHOULD BRING: A box, collage materials, glue, scissors, tape, ribbon, personal symbolic items.

Bring one of the following:
Design help for flyers
Design help for website
Exchange for body/energy work
New learning (Spanish/Italian/Video Editing/Reiki or other healing modalities
Snacks to share with class
Surprise me

About the teacher, Malado Francine Baldwin

Malado Baldwin is a multi-media fine artist and an intuitive energy guide. “One of my favorite things in life is to encourage others to find and express joy through art-making” information is also available at: www.threequestionsfor.me

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Beginning Graphic Design

10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Teacher's Home
1213 Gordon St. Apt#9
Los Angeles

Today's overly crowded world of images and information, both in the physical world and in our daily online media, requires the skill of a Designer to connect with people. These skills are a basic understanding of symbols, signs, interface, typography, language and aesthetics; all of which are nurtured in this beginner's class. Come to explore new ideas on software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, but also learn some classic techniques with pencil/pen and paper that will advance you to a new level of a skilled Designer! //SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING TO CLASS: Pen, pencil and paper. If you have a laptop, feel free to bring it to try things on your own. Computers are not required for this class, just strongly encouraged. //

Bring one of the following:
surprise me!

About the teacher, Brian Markle

Brian Markle is currently a Los Angeles based Designer, Animator and Educator. The studio focuses on communication strategies for arts, cultural and educational sectors. BFA in Graphic Design Cornish College of the Arts 2009

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Watercolor Painting

10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights

During this class session, we will work on color mixing and other painting techniques, as well as observational painting in practice. This class will focus on improving students' understanding of color, form, perspective, value, proportion, and composition so that they may leave with a better understanding of the medium, confidence working with watercolors, and translating the three dimensional world we see into two-dimensional paintings. //SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: a set of liquid watercolors in tubes, a pallette, a glass for water, a set of acrylic watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes, a pad of watercolor paper, artists tape, and a gum eraser.

Bring one of the following:
A hammock (I can dream right?)
Art Supplies: Preferably acrylic paint or watercolors
Artwork, Hand Made Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, zines etc.
Books or magazines with great pictures-­‐preferably used
Bottled or Fresh Lemonade or earl gray tea. Can never get enough.
Cool and unique looking fabrics
Organic Fruit: I LOVE Lemons, Limes, and Mangoes, if you have a tree that is awesome.
Picture Frames preferably large, simple and with glass
Plants: If you grow plants, and want to bring in one in payment! Great! I love cacti, herbs, vegetables and flowers.
Socks for women’s size 7. Can never have enough. Preferably new and black.

About the teacher, Kathryn Drury

Kathryn Drury was born in Los Angeles, has most recently lived in New York and Chicago, and Now lives in Los Angeles. Working in drawing, painting, print, installation, and video, her current work addresses the fluidity of time and memory as it relates to culture and the individual eventuating in a body of work that merges cultural memes with the artists own memories creating images of flux, forgetfulness, structure, focus, solitude, and hope. Her Work has been exhibited, screened, and collected nationally and internationally in New York, Chicago, Barcelona, ES, Biarritz, FR, Sydney, AU, Berlin, DE, Flensburg, DE, Cologne, DE and Beijing, CN. She is an active curator and art journalist practice, and has curated shows in New York, Chicago, and Sydney. Her written work has been published by the Institute for Electronic Art in Alfred, NY. Kathryn Drury currently holds a BFA from the school of Art and Design at Alfred University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute Of Chicago.

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Introducing Tai Chi

5:00a.m. to 7:00a.m.
Portamento
2650 Lake View Avenue
Los Angeles

Tai Chi is the state we achieve, when we incarnate the balance and harmony that holds the cosmos together. We achieve that state through a practice of gentle movement, coordinated with deep breathing and meditative imagery. No prior experience is necessary to participate in this introductory class, nor to enjoy its benefits! We will meet at Portamento for a 30-min. orientation, then walk about 15 min. to a remarkable outdoor space for a 60 min. practice, then walk back to Portamento . //SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING: You will want to wear layers of comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Consider wearing good walking shoes for our little hike, then maybe change into low- or no-heel shoes for the practice. Bring water!

Bring one of the following:
a book, however humble, about one of your passions
a craft item you made
an IOU, guaranteeing to help with the Silver Lake Time Bank's Neighborhood Fruit Harvest Project (http://arroyoseco.timebanks.org/page/neighborhood-fruit-harvest )
organic citrus or low glycemic index fruit (apples, pears), preferably locally grown or harvested
organic, preferably home-grown vegetables

About the teacher, Lee Conger

Lee Conger, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has been conducting meditation workshops for 10 years in Kaiser Permanente's Addiction Medicine Department. Four years ago, while training with Roger Jahnke, OMD via the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi in Santa Barbara, Lee began leading members of the Silver Lake Time Bank in Tai Chi Easy sessions and introduced the practice at Kaiser. In 2012, he received certification as an Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher and now offers six weekly classes at the clinic.

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Chez Arroyo
211 S Ave 57
Los Angeles

Music Publishing: Help Me Help You Get Paid is primarily for songwriters and producers who want to know what happens after you sign a music publishing deal. This does not involve demo evaluation, song development, how to get your music heard, or how to market your music. This is a 101 class but provides a thorough breakdown of the publishing infrastructure relating to the fundamentals of the business. This is an inside-out view from the moment publishers have rights to your songs. And you and/or your management team will know how to communicate with your publisher beyond the street swag and into music publishing speak. In short, I teach how you help publishers help you to help us all get paid. // SUPPLIES STUDENTS SHOULD BRING: Students need to bring their eagerness to learn. And pen and paper or mobile devices to take notes. //

Bring one of the following:
living space search on couchsurfing.com and airbnb.com at 4 locations--bangkok, auckland, chicago, and (a TBD city in) maui
body work (e.g. massage, qi gong, etc.)
laptop studio design (with working knowledge of reason and ableton) class
mobile photography class (i have a galaxy s4)
organic bread
organic cherries (if in season) or avocados
sound healing/music therapy session
sprucing up my social media accounts (e.g. facebook, twitter, instagram, linkedin, et al)
surprise

About the teacher, Jay Wang

With 15+ years in the music industry my aim for Music Publishing: Help Me Help You Get Paid is to help artists, managers, and execs alike understand the structure of music publishing so you can better navigate the terrain. I began my career with motherly-forced classical piano lessons and went on to perform in various folk ensembles, orchestras, and hip-hop bands. Currently I’m an Associate Manager for the Creative Admin team and act as one-half the “face” of music publishing administration at Universal Music Publishing Group. I hold a B.A. in Ethnomusicology but soaked in more of the “ethnomusic” than the “ology” part. More info at: www.linkedin.com/in/jaywang1230 and http://instagram.com/jaywang1230

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Beginner Conversational Spanish

9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Teacher's Home in Echo Park
Street address will be provided upon registration
Echo Park, Los Angeles

This project-based class will focus on Conversation (no papers or worksheets). In the process of making lemonade, we will learn several verbs and tenses as well as some basic vocabulary. You will spend a fun Spanish hour of full immersion from the moment you enter the room. //SUPPLIES: Students should each bring two lemons to make the lemonade.

Bring one of the following:
100% Essential Oil (Jasmine, Gardenia, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus or Lavender)
2 Gallons of White Vinegar (cheapest brand ok - it’s for cleaning)
Bag of Dark or Ultra-Dark Coffee (no Medium /Columbian roast please)
Block of Beeswax (any size)
Bottle of Reisling
Box of Borax or Washing Soda
Candles
Fresh SAGE that I can use for burning.
Incense
Your Choice

About the teacher, Lucy Vargas

I worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District as an ESL teacher for over 20 years. I’ve also taught Spanish in various schools in the area, and privately. I have a CA Teaching Credential, and have been homeschooling my two children for 7 years.

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Beginner Flamenco Class

9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Teacher's Home in Echo Park
Street address will be provided upon registration
Echo Park, Los Angeles

Students will get a Basic introduction to Flamenco Dance- including the unique rhythm of 12, Upper body movement, footwork, clapping (palmas) and "Alegrias", the music of Happiness. //SUPPLIES STUDENTS WILL NEED: Women should wear a long skirt, form fitting (comfortable) top, and Character “type” of shoe with thick heel. Men should wear pants and a shoe/boots with a strong heel.

Bring one of the following:
100% Essential Oil (Jasmine, Gardenia, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus or Lavender)
2 Gallons of White Vinegar (cheapest brand ok - it’s for cleaning)
Bag of Dark or Ultra-Dark Coffee (no Medium /Columbian roast please)
Block of Beeswax (any size)
Bottle of Reisling
Box of Borax or Washing Soda
Candles
Fresh SAGE that I can use for burning.
Incense
Your Choice

About the teacher, Lucy Vargas

I’ve been dancing Flamenco for about 20 years, having discovered it when I was cast in Lorca’s Blood Wedding in an off-Broadway show. I’ve acted in various plays, TV shows and commercials and wrote & produced a Children’s Flamenco video series and an original musical “Jaunt”. Currently, I’m a homeschooling mother of two and devote almost all of my time to educating and raising of two fantastic daughters.

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Introduction to Tarot

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Paniolo Productions presents
3552 Kelton Ave
Los Angeles

Have you been curious about the mysteries of the tarot? Have you always wanted to learn to read tarot but felt overwhelmed by memorizing the meanings of the cards? Are you still flipping through your tarot book for interpretations instead of reading confidently on your own? </br> With this introductory class, you will learn the history of tarot, how to choose a deck, how to begin developing your own intuition, begin interacting and interpreting the cards and learn more. You can bring your own tarot deck, purchase one at the workshop or borrow one for the session.

Bring one of the following:
Colored pencils
Art pens
Graphite pencils
Watercolor paper or drawing paper
Watercolors

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

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

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Spanish for All

10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
HM157
3110 N. Broadway
Lincoln Heights

Daria Elies Nunez (DEN) has taught the Spanish languages to children, youth and adults for over fifteen years, and is a native Spanish speaker. DEN will provide you with a comprehensive course-curriculum in reading, writing and spoken skills to learning a foreign language. DEN makes the language learning an amazing adventure of culture and sounds creating a pleasant environment for all students to flourish in Spanish language skills. With this, in conversation, academic writing, or more centered into a professional vocabulary and/or conversation. DEN can adapt the class to students interest, and professional needs. //SUPPLIES STUDENTS SHOULD BRING: Students need to bring one medium to large notebook, pencils, pens and eraser, and any other material they need for writing and reading.

Bring one of the following:
Babysitting my dog Margarita and cat Sal.
Collaborators for future projects
Help with social media for my business.
In late May/June I need help moving to LA, (driving truck, moving furniture, even finding a place, etc…)

About the teacher, Daria Elies Nunez

Daria has over 15 years experience as an instructor for the Spanish and French languages. She has taught all course levels as, Beg I to Adv I+ to children, youth and adults. Today, she prepares AP Spanish students to present the exam successfully, and provides Spanish and French private tutoring. She has been a local/global education director and producer, professional choreographer and dancer throughout Europe, North, and South America, and the Caribbean. She also developed comprehensive educational programs in the arts and language instruction for all age audiences.

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Chin's Push
4917 York Blvd
Los Angeles

This introductory class overviews the Creative Problem Solving or CPS process (a process, which resulted from more than 50 years of research and development) and its practical application on challenges, goals, and opportunities that individuals face in their personal and professional lives. We will identify and explain the four stages of the CPS process as well as a number of divergent and convergent tools that can be utilized in each to facilitate successful resolutions. We will practice the process on a challenge together and explore why some participants feel energized at one stage and challenged in another. ///SUPPLIES students need to bring to class: A pack of post it notes (larger size preferred), a color marker, an open mind, and wiliness to participate and have fun.

Bring one of the following:
chart paper
color markers
large post-it notes
Services: Advice in one of the following areas: social media, web-site design, resume-cv-bio, branding-PR, business plan, networking
tape (that doesn’t damage walls)

About the teacher, Adela Vangelisti

Adela’s diversified background provides her with a solid understanding of the issues impacting corporate as well as educational organizations in the 21st century. Her expertise in the creative process enables her to provide customized solutions and to work closely with her clients, ensuring they meet their key goals and objectives. Through her career Adela has worked as an editor-in-chief and creative director for a number of publications working closely with a variety of organizations and developing innovative solutions to help them navigate through change. She is certified as a LegoSerious Play, Creative Problem Solving (CPS) as well as Technology of Participation facilitator. She is fluent in Spanish. Adela is currently completing her M.S. at the International Center for Creative Studies, in Buffalo, New York.

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Printmaking Basics

5:00a.m. to 6:30a.m.
At the Teacher's Art Studio in Silverlake
Address will be provided upon registration
Silverlake - Los Angeles

Learn the basics of printmaking using a variety of resources. From potatoes, leaves, styrofoam, cardboard and even poor man's silk screen; and many more materials for various relief printing processes and monotype are on hand.Prepared to make a fun experimental and messy masterpiece! // SUPPLIES STUDENTS NEED TO BRING: A smock and a variety of thick paper (cardstock, cardboard,wood panel, watercolor paper, kraft paper) //

Bring one of the following:
1 ream of recycled 8.5x11 or 11x17 white paper
1 rubber brayer
1 set of steel guitar strings
acrylic paint
donation to a charity I donate to in lieu of trade
organic honey
organic tea

About the teacher, Sienne DIaz

I am artist and illustrator who loves teaching and sharing ideas in community spaces.

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Manila

Painting Class

2:00a.m. to 4:00a.m.
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City

Introduction to Acrylic Painting (Landscape) Please bring the ff. materials: Canvass (10 x 15) Paint brush (the bigger, the better; flat brush preferable) Paint tubes Palette (optional) Pencil Kneaded eraser

Bring one of the following:
Certificate of Teaching (for the day)
Class picture
Pictures of student's output
Recommendations
Souvenir

About the teacher, Maurice Encarnado

A professional painter for more than 20 years. Expert in the use of acrylic, oil and charcoal mediums. I find teaching very interesting because students are capable of producing varied yet wonderful, new and exciting ideas which are essential in promoting interest and better understanding in the arts. "I believe that art is not simply a mixture of colors or a brush stroke, but rather an outpouring of self into tangible means. Simply, art is yet another avenue- a window to the soul."

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Jewellery Making Workshop

5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City

a 3 hour hands on learning that will cover everything you need to know about beads, tools used, techniques in making accessories using different materials. it will also be a fun and exciting way to turn a hobby into a business opportunity. tips will be given as to how to start your own accessory shop business.

Bring one of the following:
comic books for my 6 year old nephew (it's his bday)
craft or self-help books
GC for a back massage in any Spa in Makati
Globe or Smart Prepaid Load Card (for Trade School)
table lamp
tool box (one with a handle so that i can carry it around)

About the teacher, cat limson

there's nothing more exciting for me than to share what i know with people who appreciate crafts especially jewelry making. i've been making accessories for 6 years now, started as a hobby but now doing this full-time

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Personal Beauty Makeup Workshop

10:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City

Learn the art, craft and basics of make up for personal use. From skin care to day & evening makeup, learn how to do beautiful makeup and making your masterpiece last long using the right tools and techniques. Coverage: - Knowing your skin type and skin care - Choosing makeup products and tools - The wonders of highlighting and contouring - Choosing the right lip colors, blushes, and eyeshadows - Eyebrow grooming and eye shadow design and application - Choosing and attaching false eyelashes - Daytime corporate/office makeup - Evening makeup

Bring one of the following:
10 Golden Phoenix Face Paint 10g (Found in Deovir art supplies store)
3 egg sponges
Ben Nye/Graftobian Magic Set Mixing and Lining Liquid 2 oz
Clear contact lens (grades 5.50 & 5.75) good for 3-6 months
Make up brush cleaner
Mondeluz Aquarelle Colored Pencils 36 colors

About the teacher, Roxy Figueroa

An artsy-fartsy Make Up Artist who took and improvised her skills at the Maquillage Professionnel School of Make Up Artistry. When I am not doing magazine photo-shoots, I enjoy a cup of coffee at a nearby Starbucks and creatively writing my way to Grad School or to my fan-fiction domain. When I am not in the Metro, you can probably search for me in some of our country's majestic mountains, trekking my way to the summit or sketching breath-taking sceneries.

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Adobe Illustrator

10:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City

Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator. Class covers the interface and process of making an artwork on the software.

Bring one of the following:
2 yards of fabric or sewing stuff
dog stuff
drinks after the class
pannier rack for bike
peach mango pie
violet crumble or any candy

About the teacher, Bianca Bernardo

I studied visual communication in UP and took up dressmaking in Slims. I'm part of Flinted Design & Direction, leading a team of designers who do branding and graphic design. I sew, ride a bike and i have three dogs.

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Painting Class

2:00a.m. to 4:00a.m.
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City

Introduction to Acrylic Painting (Still Life) Please bring the ff. materials: Canvass (10 x 15) Paint brush (the bigger, the better; flat brush preferable) Paint tubes Palette (optional) Pencil Kneaded eraser

Bring one of the following:
Certificate of Teaching (for the day)
Class picture
Pictures of student's output
Recommendations
Souvenir

About the teacher, Maurice Encarnado

A professional painter for more than 20 years. Expert in the use of acrylic, oil and charcoal mediums. I find teaching very interesting because students are capable of producing varied yet wonderful, new and exciting ideas which are essential in promoting interest and better understanding in the arts. "I believe that art is not simply a mixture of colors or a brush stroke, but rather an outpouring of self into tangible means. Simply, art is yet another avenue- a window to the soul."

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Social Media Marketing

2:00a.m. to 4:00a.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City

A quick course on social media marketing. How to maximize your social networks on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Some How To's when creating online content and tools you can use to monitor traffic and views. How to interpret online traffic statistics and how to apply them to your posting strategies.

Bring one of the following:
A Monochrome Surprise! :D
G-Tech Black (Pen Point 0.3)
Participant's Business Cards
Plain Black Hair Ties
Plain Black Nailpolish

About the teacher, Alexa Arabejo

I'm a Social Media Manager. I handle different Facebook pages for several companies. I'm a Marketing Manager for Weedoo Events Inc. I co-founded and is the creative director of SOUP (a production house). I'm about to graduate BA Broadcast Communication - Specializing in New Media, from the College of Mass Communication - UP Diliman. I am also a Travel Coordinator at Travel Factor. I'm a Junior Jock for Magic 89.9 under the moniker "Champion". In short i'm an over all ninja. :D

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Europe Backpacking Tips and Tricks

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City

Have you dreamt of gazing at the Mona Lisa in Paris or swimming in the Danube River in Vienna or perhaps following the path of the Illuminati in Rome? On a shoe-string budget? Make your dream a reality. Learn the techniques on how to conquer Europe on a limited budget.

Bring one of the following:
2nd hand book on travel, selfhelp or whodunit fiction
A 1-hr tutorial on domain hosting
Globe or Smart Prepaid Load Card (for Trade School)
Home-made salad dressing
Promissory note to pay it forward to 3 people
Surprise me

About the teacher, Jodl Gayatin

I am a true blue ENFP. I work as a business process engineer but on weekends I dabble into photography and astronomy. I immensely love traveling and have backpacked across Europe 3 times. There was one time I quit my job and took on a 40-day backpacking trip. Best "foolish" decision I have ever made.

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Introduction to Papercutting

10:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City

A class that will tackle the basics of papercutting, including some history, cutting techniques, materials, safety tips, etc. Materials (blade, mat, paper, templates) will be provided. It's a good way to check out the craft and to get started in it. Bring your own blades and your enthusiasm. We'll have fun with them :)

Bring one of the following:
A (non-pirated) DVD of the movie Rakenrol :)
Canon Ink Tank CL-98
Canon Ink Tank PG-88
Silicone glue (like the one used in paper tole projects)
Smart or Globe Prepaid Load card (for Trade School)
Staedtler lead holder
Supermarket GCs (Php1000 worth, at least. C'mon, they're for groceries haha)

About the teacher, Liee Lozano

I cut paper! I've always been fascinated by paper, although I couldn't draw. And then I discovered papercutting, and I've been doing that ever since. :) I (try to) blog about it on http://lieelozano.wordpress.com/ or post some stuff on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lilznpapercuts. If you're fascinated with the art of papercutting, do drop by! :)

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Visualizing Data 101

10:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City

A primer on how to make sense of numbers and data-- and create infographics that tell a compelling story. This class has no (technical) prerequisites. Just bring an open mind. Optional: Bring your laptop and/or USB stick to get installers for software we will use.

Bring one of the following:
Feedback after the class
Follow me on Facebook
Map (any kind)
Notebook (any kind)
Reason for taking class
Smart or Globe prepaid load card (For Trade School)

About the teacher, Reina Reyes

Balikbayan Astrophysicist-turned-Data Scientist. Research scientist at the Manila Observatory Faculty at Ateneo de Manila University Blogger at Rappler.com

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Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City

A live, hands-one demo based on the book, Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids, and other kid-friendly/parent-friendly activities. Kids of all ages are welcome! :) Please bring your own pencil, scissors, and glue/glue gun.

Bring one of the following:
A handwritten letter
Books for my 2-yr old son
Help with wordpress blog
Lesson on papercutting
Papers of any kind
Washi tape

About the teacher, Gracielle

I'm a mother to a 2-yr old boy. I have a day job in an advertising/manufacturing company. My newfound love for arts and crafts inspires me to be better in the things I do. I love to be surrounded by beautiful things :)

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Personal Money Management

2:00a.m. to 4:00a.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City

Managing finances is a daunting task, but everybody's got to do it. Whether you're starting out in blissful employment, in the middle of piling expenses, or about to trust an institution to grow your hard-earned cash, good money management is a must. This class will discuss different aspects of personal financial manangement such as building an emergency fund, saving for future expenses, getting out of debt, and funding your dreams. A finance class led by a non-finance person in 60% How-To and 40% Experience sharing about what works and what doesn't in money management.

Bring one of the following:
Any good book (secondhand)
Earbud earphones
GC for pedi in any salon in Ortigas area
Globe or Smart Prepaid Load Card (for Trade School)
Quick coffee wherein I'm allowed to pick on your brain for a story
Website promotion

About the teacher, Lyra Reyes

Writing is my passion but it was only four years ago when I realized that it is THE life's passion. Living the life of the stereotypical struggling writer and adjusting for inflation by managing a travel agency and freelancing. I've written countless short stories, some of which are found online, and I am currently working on a novel/novella slated for ebook release by the end of 2014 (or so help me God).

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Special Effects Make Up Workshop

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City

Learn the basics of special effects and character makeup, whether for an amateur production, cosplay event or for the love of all things Halloween, this class designed for makeup enthusiasts that aims to stimulate the creative juices within you! Just don't forget to bring props like wigs, accessories, nails, pins, etc. for your look's finishing touches.

Bring one of the following:
10 Golden Phoenix Face Paint 10g (Found in Deovir art supplies store)
Ben Nye special effects palette
CD of Imagine Dragons or Fall Out Boy
Full body massage GC at any Spa in QC or Ortigas.
Liquid Latex
Molding Wax

About the teacher, Roxy Figueroa

An artsy-fartsy Make Up Artist who took and improvised her skills at the Maquillage Professionnel School of Make Up Artistry. When I am not doing magazine photo-shoots, I enjoy a cup of coffee at a nearby Starbucks and creatively writing my way to Grad School or to my fan-fiction domain. When I am not in the Metro, you can probably search for me in some of our country's majestic mountains, trekking my way to the summit or sketching breath-taking sceneries.

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Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City

An insider's look about the oftentimes erratic, sometimes humorous, and overall fascinating world that is freelancing. This is NOT a how-to course. The class, instead, draws on the experiences and insights of the teacher (who's been a 'full-time' freelance writer for 5 years). It aims to help participants decide if they're a good fit to be a freelancer.

Bring one of the following:
2nd hand books (self-help, inspirational, general fiction, travel)
a surprise
discount voucher for a spa/water spa/massage
donation for WWF-Philippines
GC for restaurants

About the teacher, Jenny Salvador

Jenny Salvador quit her full-time job in 2008, and has never looked back since. In between trying to meet her deadlines as a freelance writer and editor, she loves to dabble in other interests that include good food, arts, open spaces, and pristine beaches. Not necessarily in that order. :)

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Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City

An overview of tools and techniques towards increased mental heath and proactive life direction.

Bring one of the following:
Chocolate
colored paper, preferably yellow (8 x 11)
Like fb.com/possibilities
peanut butter
Smart Load card

About the teacher, Karen Rose V. Vardeleon

Counseling psychologist who advocates a little insanity here and there...

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Watercolor Workshop for Beginners

10:00p.m. to 12:00a.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City

Basic Watercolor Class. Learn basic color theory, composition and watercolor techniques. It would be great if you can bring your own pencils and watercolor paper. :)

Bring one of the following:
art book old/new
blog post about the experience
Smart or Globe prepaid load card (For Trade School)
Starbucks GC (500 PhP)
volunteer/teach
Watercolor paper

About the teacher, des feliciano

Des Feliciano is an art director (at aspac advertising) by day and an illustrator by night. She has a lot of pent up energy that she needs to release through dancing, painting and singing... To learn more about watercolor or digital painting you can check out her blog: desfeliciano.blogspot.com or her fb page: fb.com/des.illustrations. :) (no she did not just shamelessly plugged here sites!)

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Female Fashion Face 101

2:00a.m. to 4:00a.m.
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City

This laid-back, draw-and-relax class aims to teach you how to draw the face of a female fashion figure from using basic shapes to using shadows and highlights. And if we have extra time..we can discuss some 101 of the male fashion face. ...and kindly bring the following materials: OSLO Eggshell Paper, 12" ruler, 2B and 4B pencil, eraser/kneaded eraser.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
new/old Archie comics
new/old art books
used or brand new unique/cute/weird ballpens
white long shirt (M or L)

About the teacher, zygred calibjo

1. a big fan of mannerism 2. a serious scientist and a crazy artist 3. a "tambay" of Juan District (shirt brand). In other words, i am.... http://zygredcalibjo.weebly.com/

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Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City

Everyone has a story to tell but sometimes struggle to tell it. Finding your storytelling voice is a long process that every aspiring writer should undergo. This class wants to jumpstart that with a series of writing workshops. A list of writing prompts for each one to practice on will also be handed out after the class. Come armed with your favorite writing instruments, whether high tech or low tech. No prior writing experience required.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Bottle of Asti, Prosecco, or Muscato
Bottle of virgin coconut oil
Quick coffee wherein I can pick your brain for a story character
Website design help/mini tutorial (because I have no idea how those css things work)
Website promotion

About the teacher, Lyra Reyes

Writing is my passion but it was only four years ago when I realized that it is THE life's passion. Living the life of the stereotypical struggling writer and adjusting for inflation by managing a travel agency and freelancing. I've written countless short stories, some of which are found online, and I am currently working on a novel/novella slated for ebook release by the end of 2014 (or so help me God).

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Norwich

Wooden Pallet Reclamation

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Laurence's Church
Norwich

How to identify the various wooden pallets currently in circulation. How to effectively, efficiently and safely dismantle the wooden pallet. How to optimise the reclaimed timber for projects, including marking out tips, etc.

Bring one of the following:
A Reusable Painting Stencil
Black Elder Saplings
Freshly-Picked Elderflowers
Ginger Plant
Technical drawing advice and assistance

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

I am a highly skilled and motivated mechanical engineer and welder/fabricator. I have a passion about reusing, repurposing and getting optimal use out of items.

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Make a Herbal Tincture

8:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
St Laurence's Church
St Laurence's Church
Norwich

Get confident in making your own herbal remedies. Basically putting herbs in a jar with a preservative (alcohol normally). A playshop cause it's not work. Fun, a feast for the senses and you get to take some away with you. I will bring the plants and enough alcohol for a demo, please bring the barter bits to ensure enough for everyone.

Bring one of the following:
Alcohol (as medicinal preservative) above 25%. Brandy, gin, vodka etc. That half bottle at back of cupboard?
Clean jars with lids and labels taken off (approx honey jar size)
Flowers to remind me of a lovely day - not bought ones though
People to adopt a herb - see weblink - choose 1 plant to learn more about
Someone to take photos of the playshop

About the teacher, Dano Wheals

Dano, medical herbalist and plant geek.

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Quito

Mandalas tejidos.reciclarte

5:00a.m. to 7:00a.m.
Parque Guápulo
Av De Los Conquistadores - Guápulo
Quito

Tejiendo, visionando,recreando, hilando con colores y formas plasmando y expresando, desde el centro, desde el corazón con nuestras manos: sus extensiones; para expandir nuestras intensiones y materializarlas... TRAE LANAS, HILOS Y TELAS para reutilizar y recrear !

Bring one of the following:
batería para mini laptop HP
botellas de vidrio distintos tipos para envasar
cuarzos, rocas...
instrumento musical
libros medicina natural, arte, geometría sagrada, permacultura,color...
palets
pinturas: acrílicos,pasteles,lapices de color...
plantas medicinales
productos organicos
semillas: amaranto, plantas medicinales,ají,árboles frutales...
sorpresa!!!
velas, inciensos, palo santo...

About the teacher, Catalina

ArteSana:)

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Rotterdam

LeesZaal West
Rijnhoutplein 3, (achter Nieuwe Binnenweg)
Rotterdam 3014 TZ

Vol creatieve ideeën, maar weet je niet hoe je er geld mee gaat verdienen? Hoe trek je meer publiek naar jouw voorstelling of winkel? Ontdek samen met Ieva en Nienke de praktische oplossingen om je doelgroep te bereiken of het verdienvermogen van jouw organisatie te vergroten. Wij zitten boordevol kennis, maar weten dat elke organisatie anders is. Graag gaan we samen met jou op zoek naar oplossingen aan de hand van concrete vraagstukken. We beginnen met bespreken van drie voorbeelden die passen bij de uitdagingen waar onze leerlingen mee zitten. Daarna gaan we de vragen uit de groep langs. Schrijf je snel in, want er is beperkt plek! Hopelijk tot in de LeesZaal! Ieva en Nienke

Bring one of the following:
Gekke sokken mt 41
Kleine kommetjes voor toetjes
Koffiekopjes
Ouderwets servies
Recept van jouw lievelingsrecept (plus verhaal erachter)

About the teacher, Nienke en Ieva

Nienke en Ieva hebben de MA Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship afgerond en verdiepen zich momenteel in allerlei soorten verdienmodellen voor culturele en nonprofit organisaties. Ze houden van de veelzijdigheid van organisatievraagstukken: elke onderneming is weer anders en vraagt daarom om net weer andere aanpak. Op 6 mei ben je van harte welkom bij de workshop "Hoe vergroot ik (financieël) draagvlak voor mijn idee, winkel of onderneming?" In deze les zoeken Ieva en Nienke samen met alle aanwezigen naar praktische oplossingen voor de uitdagingen waar jouw organisatie tegenaan loopt. Hopelijk tot binnenkort!

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Sociaal netwerken, elkaar helpen!

9:30p.m. to 11:00p.m.
LeesZaal West
Rijnhoutplein 3, (achter Nieuwe Binnenweg)
Rotterdam 3014 TZ

De maatschappij verandert. Burgers en de overheid krijgen de komende jaren een andere rol. We gaan naar een samenleving waarin er meer wordt verwacht van de burger. The Holland Road juicht dit toe, maar ziet ook de risico’s van versnippering in de maatschappij en afnemende gelijke kansen voor iedereen. Zelforganisatie, het hebben van een netwerk is hierbij van belang. Om deze risico’s te vermijden is het nodig om nieuwe netwerken te smeden voor mensen waarvoor dit niet vanzelfsprekend is. Door mensen met verschillende achtergronden, inzichten en talenten aan elkaar te verbinden vergroot je kennis, inzichten en versterk je het individu. De diversiteit is één van de krachten van onze samenleving. Hoe verschillend we soms ook lijken te zijn, we staan allemaal op dezelfde weg. Dus laten we deze samen bewandelen door elkaar te leren kennen, van elkaar te leren en daarmee elkaar te versterken. Maar hoe doe je dit? Hoe leg je contact met jou buren, of hoe kom je in contact met juist die mensen die je anders niet spreekt? Sociaal netwerken daar draait het op.

Bring one of the following:
Jouw sociaal netwerk
Locaties voor keukentafeldiner
Onderzoek over wat een goede buurt maakt
Thuiskok die één keer wil koken voor THR
Tips: Hoe wil jij je buren leren kennen?

About the teacher, The Holland Road

Op de middelbare school wist ik al wat mijn missie was; mensen helpen. Ik groeide op in het Zeeuws dorpje Westkapelle waar mensen geen hulp nodig hadden dacht ik, dus besloot ik naar Afrika te gaan want daar hadden ze echt hulp nodig! Eenmaal in Afrika ontdekte ik al vrij snel dat ze mijn hulp helemaal niet nodig hadden. Ze hielpen elkaar en leerden van elkaar. Er was verbondenheid. Daarbij zag ik grote gelijkheid. Maar het aller belangrijkste en mooiste wat ik in Afrika ontdekte was de blijheid, het enthousiasme en oerkracht van de mensen.

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LeesZaal West
Rijnhoutplein 3, (achter Nieuwe Binnenweg)
Rotterdam 3014 TZ

Kom ons vergezellen in deze interactieve en veelzijdige zangworkshop! Wij gaan lekker muziek maken en samen aan de slag met zang & ademtechniek(en), oefeningen voor een goede (lichaams) houding en tekstbeleving. Van beginner tot pro; iedereen is welkom! Het enige wat wij van jou vragen is een vleugje toonvastheid en veel enthousiasme. Tot hopelijk de 11e! PS: Deelnemers van deze workshop krijgen een gratis (duo) zangles in mijn studio!

Bring one of the following:
(electric) milk frother (=melkopschuimer)
(smoothie) blender
cd player
good (english) book
yoga class

About the teacher, Katharina

Singer, performer, songwriter, (cultural) entrepreneur, consultant, coach, lover, traveller, dreamer, enthousiast and creative.

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Journalistiek schrijven

8:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
LeesZaal West
Rijnhoutplein 3, (achter Nieuwe Binnenweg)
Rotterdam 3014 TZ

Ik leer je een stuk schrijven. We beginnen met een interviewcursus. Wat voor vragen stel je, hoe trigger je iemand om meer te vertellen? En hoe schrijf je het uit? Vervolgens leer ik je een artikel of blog schrijven. En koppen maken. De cursus is in het Nederlands. Als je het hebt, neem een laptop mee. Anders probeer ik wat te regelen.

Bring one of the following:
Duitse les
Noten lezen
Photoshop
Publiek spreken
Wordpress

About the teacher, Anneke Kortleve

Ik ben Anneke Kortleve en ik ben journalist en copywriter. Ik schrijf voor Vers Beton en verschillende juridische websites. En ik ben gek op schrijven en ik kan er goed over vertellen. Mijn favoriete bezigheid is interviewen. Het is heel handig om goed te kunnen interviewen, niet alleen als je journalist bent.

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Chakra´s

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
LeesZaal West
Rijnhoutplein 3, (achter Nieuwe Binnenweg)
Rotterdam 3014 TZ

Alles over onze chakra´s. De zijn energiesystemen die de verbinding vormen tussen ons innerlijk en de buitenwereld.

Bring one of the following:
(groene) maskara
acryl verf
balkonplanten
penselen voor acryl
schildersdoeken

About the teacher, Simone van Beers

Veel gereisd door Azie, 5 jaar gewoond en gewerkt in Afrika. Verdieping op esoterisch gebied eerder cursussen en workshops gegeven. Nu vooral bezig met schilderen.

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Blurb voor beginners

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
LeesZaal West
Rijnhoutplein 3, (achter Nieuwe Binnenweg)
Rotterdam 3014 TZ

Je kunt tegenwoordig overal online publiceren, maar soms wil je ook gewoon een mooi boek in je handen hebben. Een manier om dit te doen is via Blurb: software waarmee je op handige wijze een mooi (foto)boek in elkaar zet. En dat zonder moeilijke software. En het mooiste: de boeken zijn vervolgens via printing-on-demand door mensen te bestellen, dus je hoeft van tevoren niet een heleboel boeken in te kopen, om jouw boek met de wereld te kunnen delen. Zelf heb ik ervaring opgedaan met het opzetten van een internationale boekenserie - Community Lover's Guide to the Universe - waarmee we met 50 mensen wereldwijd aan een project werken. In deze cursus laat ik je kennis maken met de software en laat ik je zien wat de mogelijkheden zijn om morgen te beginnen met het maken van je eigen boek. Verder laat ik je ook nog kort zien hoe je daarna je boek met wereld kunt delen. ps: handigst om zelf een laptop mee te brengen, dan installeren we de software en kun je gelijk aan de slag.

Bring one of the following:
appels
muziektips
notitieboek
zaadjes voor fruit
zaadjes voor groenten

About the teacher, Maurice Specht

Nieuwsgierig naar hoe mensen leven (maken) in de stad. Daar schrijf ik over, daar doe ik zelf aan mee door met heel veel mensen de Leeszaal Rotterdam West te beginnen en door laat ik mensen kennis mee maken door bijeenkomsten, uitwisselingen en discussie te organiseren.

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VragenGevenKrijgen

8:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
LeesZaal West
Rijnhoutplein 3, (achter Nieuwe Binnenweg)
Rotterdam 3014 TZ

In het VragenGevenkrijgen spel vraag je voor jezelf of voor een ander. Iets om te krijgen of te lenen. Een les , ervaring of apparaat of een ander ding. Een ander stelt de vraag voor jou! Geven is leuk als iemand je iets vraagt. Krijg jij wat je vraagt? Doe mee.

Bring one of the following:
(bestaande) bijeenkomsten om VragenGevenKrijgen te doen
bestek van benetton
eenvoudg houten/bamboe dienblad
opdrachten gespreksbegeleiding
opdrachten organisatieadvies voor effectieven en plezierige samenwerking

About the teacher, Karin Vosters

gelegenheid en ruimte bieden voor verschillen om gelijkwaardigheid en vrijheid te vergroten, daar werk ik voor. ik krijg energie van mensen en ideeën verbinden. van vragen stellen en een podium bieden voor goede ideeën en voor knelpunten om samen op te lossen.

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LeesZaal West
Rijnhoutplein 3, (achter Nieuwe Binnenweg)
Rotterdam 3014 TZ

Did you know: by peering into the far reaches of space scientists can look back in time and take pictures of lightwaves that eminated from the Big Bang...? Set out to amaze you at the power of the camera in your pocket, "Time to Shine" is a beginners photography class gone crazy! From the ancients onwards, light has been the main driving force in our pursuit for understanding of the Universe, ourselves and the world around us. Following in the footsteps of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek we will polish our lenses as we look at the history and future of light! In the process we will learn to compose and frame our photography based on the Ancient Greek Golden Ratio and learn how to "Get Close" to our subjects with out subjecting them to claustrophobia..! No prior knowledge needed, in fact the less you know the better ;-) Everyone is welcome, just bring a long a camera(phone) and a healthy dose of cynicism!

Bring one of the following:
A mouse annihilating cat
Coffee beans
Help putting my gerbils upstairs while the cat annihilates the mice
Jobsearch help
Something shiney

About the teacher, Sebastiaan Hols

For years I have had two main passions: taking pictures and talking to people! I am very excited that the trade school allows me to combine and showcase these talents for the first time :-) I also am a big fan of everything Turkish: especially Çigköftem and Ayran :-D Feel free to add me in FB, LinkedIn or Twitter..

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Toronto

Get Moving With Contact Improv!

11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto

Sometimes contact improv feels to me like a cross between tango and yoga. You'll move to the rhythm of your body, connecting with how you feel like moving in the moment. We'll explore varying levels of connection with others, including a softening that can enrich any form of dance. All abilities and body types are welcome. See this link http://youtu.be/zQRF2sLK1vY for a sneak peek. *Loose-fitting clothing such as yoga pants or track pants are recommended.

Bring one of the following:
A box of chamomile tea
A box of lemon ginger tea
A great barbaric yawp!
A meditation session
A memory of the first time you danced
Chocolate
Cook for the annual contact improv weekend
Lend me your favourite book for a week
Let me use your piano for an hour

About the teacher, Ben Robins

I've trained in contact improv with Nancy Stark Smith, Andrew Harwood, Martin Keogh, Chris Aiken, and maybe you. I've spent many lifetimes at Earthdance, a retreat centre for contact improv and embodied dance. I'm helping to organize the Ontario Regional Contact Jam, coming up on the May long weekend at the National Ballet School.

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Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto

We will learn dances from many different parts of the world, dances that are part of the heritage of different cultures that are done at weddings, festivals and parties. We will learn dances that everyone can join rather than those that were built for performances, such as Hora and Syrtos. We will learn dances from the Balkans, Greece, France, Israel, South America and more. Folk dancing is fun! It lifts the spirit and relieves stress. *No special shoes, partners or previous experience required.

Bring one of the following:
A copy of your favourite recipe
A music CD
Any 2 of the following (oranges, lemons, avocados)
Any 2 organic fruits
Any organic vegetable

About the teacher, Riki Adivi

I have been practicing folk dance as a hobby for most of my life. In 2007 I completed a Folk Dance Teacher Training course and I’ve been teaching folk dance in several places ever since. I feel committed to the task of making International Folk Dancing a more popular activity. I believe that every person, regardless of any limitation should be able to experience this wonderful activity.

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Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto

Have you often thought about joining your friends out at the country bar for some line dancing but were too afraid? Well now's your chance to learn some basic steps and learn some Country Line Dancing! After this introductory workshop, you will feel more confident on joining in on the fun. The hardest part is getting on the dance floor and remembering which foot is your right and which foot is your left. *Cowboy boots or special dance shoes are not required but don't wear running shoes that have too much grip, you don't want to stick to the floor. No partners required.

Bring one of the following:
A positive attitude and a winning smile
Individually packaged snacks to go into my food drawer at work
Snacks to share with 5 people (my favourite are crunchy cheesies)
Surprise me with your imagination

About the teacher, Bobby Chong

Bobby Chong is a successful choreographer and line dance instructor sharing his passion for line dancing for over 23 years. His teaching experience began on the sidelines amongst friends and has grown to teaching to anyone with an eagerness to learn. Possessing a unique style of teaching, he has inspired confidence in those with "two left feet". As a result, he is currently one of the the primary line dance instructors for the Toronto Wranglers and also teaches at numerous events in Ontario & Quebec.

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Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto

Salsa is a dance for salsa music created by Spanish-speaking people from the Caribbean. Salsa dancing mixes African and European dance influences through the music and dance fusions that are the roots of salsa: Son, Guaguancó, Rumba, Boogaloo, Pachanga, Guaracha, Plena, Bomba. Salsa is normally a lead & follow (freestyle) partner dance, although there are other recognized forms. Today salsa is a very modern dance that is influenced by other up to date styles of dancing. *Shoes with a slight heel or comfortable dancing shoes are recommended. No partner required as you will rotate with others in the class.

Bring one of the following:
A cookbook
A copy of a vegan recipe
A vegan product (eg. baked goods or hand lotion)
An organic vegetable or organic fruits
Drinking thermos (limit of 1 person)
Fingerless knitted gloves
Handmade/woven (fabric) bracelets of all colours
Packaged unsalted nuts (no shells)
Printing business cards
Unsalted nuts from Bulk Barn (no shells)

About the teacher, Adina Diaconescu

Salsa has been one of my biggest influences since 2004, in parallel to the many styles of latin dance, belly dance, reggaeton, hip hop, house, dancehall, jazz, and others in which I have had the opportunity to train. Reggaeton was the driving force behind my starting to teach in 2007. Other classes such as sexy urban hip hop (sexy hop) and house, followed until I decided to step up the game to the next level and add fitness to the formula.

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Bust A Move to Bollywood!

3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto

Move to high energy music from Indian films with moves from signature Indian folk and classical dance styles fused together with elements of hip hop, jazz, and latin. This class is sure to keep you moving with a mix of technique, emotion and very contagious dance moves! Lose your socks and shoes for a dynamic cardio exercise through this spirited and unique dance style! *No special shoes required.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Baked goods
Grocery store gift card
Marketing help
Notebook with blank pages (unlined)
Packaged snacks to share with 5 people
Small speakers (limit of 1 person)
Social media help for Future Shock Toronto
TTC tokens

About the teacher, Ria Aikat

Ria was passionate about dance at the early age of six and began training in Jazz, Tap, and Ballet at the Canadian School of Dance and continued for 12 years. At the age of 13, she was exposed to styles of dance that were closer to her cultural roots including Bharatanatyam (a classical Indian dance) and more filmy and folk styles such as Bollywood and Bhangra. This led her to become a choreographer and co-director for the University of Ottawa South Asian Alliance competitive dance team. In 2012 she landed a spot on the Culture Shock Ottawa hip hop dance troupe where she became Assistant Artistic Director of the youth troupe, Future Shock. Ria recently moved and joined Culture Shock in Toronto and is hoping to share her passion for dance and teaching by helping to launch the first Future Shock Toronto in September!

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Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto

Dance to your OWN beat! As National Youth Outreach Director for Culture Shock Canada, Alan Faigal is known for his dynamic teaching methods and unstoppable energy. Instead of highly complex choreography you will be taken through an Urban/Hip Hop Dance Experience. Using a mix of songs and urban music genres you will learn fundamental moves, technique as well as a few dance routines! EveryBODY can dance…don’t believe us? Come and experience it for yourself! *Running shoes and loose clothing recommended.

Bring one of the following:
A copy of your favourite poem, song, short story, mantra or quote
Create a FB posting mentioning that you are taking a class with Alan Faigal of Culture Shock Canada and include the website www.cultureshockcanada.com
Double AA batteries
Gift card for Starbucks or Tim Hortons
Help Culture Shock Canada (eg. administrative support)
Like & share our FB page (www.facebook.com/cultureshocktoronto)

About the teacher, Alan Faigal

Alan's only formal dance training has been with Culture Shock, first as a class participant and then later as a troupe member. Prior to Culture Shock, he trained as a fitness instructor and has been in the fitness industry for over ten years. He has been with CSTO for eight years and first found out about Culture Shock by watching a cardio hip hop show on television hosted by then CS National Director Carole Woodstock. When CSTO started offering community classes, he gave it a try and Culture Shock has been part of his life ever since. In 2011, Alan worked tirelessly to develop CSTO's Youth Outreach programs, with incredible results! CSTO now runs several programs, as well as countless workshops and events, for youth in and around the GTA. Alan has taken his vision for Toronto's youth national and is currently Culture Shock Canada's Youth Outreach Director.

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Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto

Do you like street dancing? Have you ever wondered how those moves are done and where it came from? Well now's your chance to learn some basic steps and history of the culture. After this introductory workshop to breaking or b-boying, popping, locking and house you will leave wanting more. Get up, get down and get ready to impress your friends! *Running shoes, loose fitting jogging pants and t-shirt are recommended.

Bring one of the following:
Bottled water to share with 10 people
Handing out flyers/postcards
Like & share our FB Pages (www.facebook.com/canadianbreaking & www.facebook.com/FATLACESdotNET) (limit to 10 people)
Lined notebook
Miscellaneous tasks (eg. social media, blog, website, email etc.)
Photography/video help
Snacks to share with 5-10 people

About the teacher, Stylez and Rocabye

"Stylez" (aka JoshD) started to dance in the 90’s learning from family members and friends at cultural event gatherings. He has been performing since he was young; battling at cultural events and simply "getting down," when the DJ dropped a beat. Being surrounded by family members that have peaked interests in music and dance throughout his childhood one's curiosity further develops until such internalizations of dance and music are rubbed off on you. He now does shows all over Canada and USA and has been affiliated with underground hip-hop videos. He is presently a member of Zulu nation, the founding organization that started hip-hop in 1973. Stylez is also the organizer of first b-town, "B-boy jam", promoting outreach and contributing to charity work for the past 10 years. Currently he is documenting and promoting the scenes in Canada through blogs and websites such as: www.canadianbreaking.com and www.fatlaces.net. https://www.facebook.com/canadianbreaking ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The concept of Fat Laces has been in the works by Robin Coltez (aka "Rocabye") since the summer of 2007 and made official in February of 2008. The name Fat Laces was chosen because it was the first symbol of Hip Hop specifically Breaking that his twin brother Collin Coltez and him were introduced to in 1983 by their childhood friend and fellow crew member, Rod Oyco (B-Boy Chi Ko). This is when his passion for Hip Hop Culture and its Street Dances began at the age of 9. Being a Canadian and a part of this culture for the last 28 years started with Breaking then partnering with his brother doing routine dancing in the mid 1980’s to the early 1990’s. He has also danced for UBIS which was rated as one of Canada’s top 10 Hip Hop groups in 1993. From the early 1990’s Freestyle Hip Hop/ House Dancing and the reenergized Breaking scene in Canada inspired him and his brother in 1997 to form The HardNox Skoolerz Dance Company (www.skoolerz.com) to represent their clothing line BobbyNox. While teaching Breaking and Freestyle Hip Hop/House Dancing since 2001 he was inspired to dig into the reasons of what influenced him to begin Street Dancing and started to research and document the stories of Canadian Street Dancers past and present. https://www.facebook.com/FATLACESdotNET www.fatlaces.net --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Shake & Shimmy: Let's Belly Dance!

6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Ralph Thornton Centre - 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. East
Toronto

Get ready to have fun, feel sensual and connect with your feminine side! It's time to explore how well your hips can find their movement to the rhythm. The University of Toronto Dance Club (UTDC) presents a belly dance workshop for beginners. *No special shoes needed but close fitting leggings and shirt are recommended as you need to see the fine movements.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Bottled or packaged drinks (eg. pop or juice) to share with 5 people
Catering for events
Dance studio rental
DJ skills
Event speakers/mixer for use in the future
Fitness class/workshop
Haircut/colour (limit of 1 person)
Packaged snacks or cookies to share with 5 people
Perfume
Photography skills
Printing for posters
Unique nail polish

About the teacher, Sandra

Sandra has been teaching and choreographing bellydance routines for 4+ years at McMaster Centre For Dance before she moved to Toronto to obtain a post graduate degree. She is excited to share her enthusiasm and love of dance with you.

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Vancouver

The Network Hub
422 Richards Street

Vancouver

Canada is a high taxation country, however, Government of Canada also created some programs to help us pay less tax. How much you know about them?? Besides those "traditional" ways the government offered, there are some CONTEMPORARY ways I want to share with students and show them how to make their money fully work for them & make their life a lot easier.

Bring one of the following:
Blankets
Children story books (in good condition)
Old colour magazines
Shoes (men or women, any size, clean)
Used bath towels (large)

About the teacher, Dixon Wong

I am a senior financial strategist. My goal is to involve, inform and inspire everyday people to achieve their financial freedom. I will teach you contemporary strategies that would blow your mind away. You could take advantage of the strategies to achieve your financial goal sooner than you could ever dream of if you understand how "contemporary strategies" works.

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The Hive
128 West Hastings St.

Vancouver

Whether it be a small bakery, a retail store, service, or online business, your success relies on your ability to get your message out, and buyers in. This class will focus on techniques, tools, and methodologies that any small business owner can implement, at virtually no cost.

Bring one of the following:
Coffee
Headshot photo session
Organic produce
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Sean Sherwood

I'm a serial entrepreneur, retired restaurateur, and marketer. I currently run companies in hospitality, construction/design, and software, and have consulted small businesses on marketing, operations, and strategy for 15 years. I'm driven to help other entrepreneurs succeed and help cultivate a culture of small business success in our communities.

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How to Put Your Bike on the Bus

2:00a.m. to 3:00a.m.
#4 Bus Stop at Granville and 5th (ID 50403)
Granville St & W 5th Ave
Vancouver BC

We know the idea of putting your bike on the bus can be scary. We know because we’ve been there :) Squeeze what? Yellow bar where? We're here to help! Bring your bike and bus ticket and we’ll show you the ropes. We will go back and forth over the Granville Street Bridge as many times as you need to become a pro at this intimidating but handy skill. Get ready for an experiential learning adventure and meet new people while you’re at it. Note: Students need to bring a bus pass or exact change for the bus ($2.75) and please bring your own bike

Bring one of the following:
Books
Bracelet beads
Lychee
P-cord
Surprise me!

About the teacher, Zahra and Jackie

Zahra and Jackie are best friends from school and love biking around the city. We aren't experts by any means, but we know what it feels like to be scared to put a bike on the bus. Now that we finally figured it out and had lots of opportunity to practice, we want to spread the wealth of knowledge.

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Economics in Daily Life

2:00a.m. to 4:00a.m.
David Eby - MLA
2909 West Broadway

Vancouver

In this class we will discuss how economics relates to daily life topics to matters discussed in the media such as financial recessions. Topics include common economic issues such as taxes to less common topics such as the economic consequences of religion. The class will involve discussion and demonstrations and is designed for people with no prior experience in economics.

Bring one of the following:
5 French or Chinese music or film recommendations
A conversation in French, Cantonese or Mandarin for 30 mins
A dress of skirt (Size S, brightly coloured)
Fruit
Homemade food
Teach me something for 30 minutes - using Java, drawing, watch repair, etc.

About the teacher, Jenny Tan

Jenny is finishing her bachelor's degree in Economics from the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC this spring. She has looked into the spectrum of Economics from motivating more people to vote to development models of countries. She appreciates the insights into life that economics can bring. The material for this class is drawn from discussions with her colleagues and professors in the faculty, socialist thinkers, and the works of the classical economists.

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West Norwood

Introduction to Knitting

6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
L'Arche Craft Workshop
9-13 Norwood High Street
London SE27 9JU

Learn how to cast on, cast off and to knit 1 purl 1. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm! If you have a pair of needles, bring them along (or chopsticks or pencils!). But if you don't please still come, we have wool and some needles you can use.

Bring one of the following:
a good book that you have felt passionate about
a surprise
an old wool jumper you don't think will be worn again - to unpick and use the wool
help to design a storage box for a knitting machine
homemade cup cakes to share with the class
spare or recycled buttons
suggestions for kids activities aged 10-13 (not computer related)

About the teacher, Jenifa Bell

Jenifa has been knitting since school, and has a passion for reviving the old tradition of crafts, using needles, sewing machines and recycling. She believes everyone has a creative streak and talent. And everyone can learn how to knit something unique and beautiful.

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Grow your own edible flowers

6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Lambeth Gothic Lodge
21 Idmiston Road
London, SE27 9HG

Flowers look great in the garden or in a vase, but did you know that some are edible? In this hands-on class we'll be sowing our own edible flowers, giving you some of the basic skills and information to successfully grow your own. Everyone gets something to take home.

Bring one of the following:
A copy of your favorite recipe
A plant (indoor/outdoor)
A surprise
Help designing infographics
Homemade cake
Something for my garden

About the teacher, Wayne

Wayne is a West Norwood resident passionate about gardening and growing edibles. He's particularly interested in community growing and reestablishing a connection to the food we eat.

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Grow your own salad

6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Lambeth Gothic Lodge
21 Idmiston Road
London, SE27 9HG

Many salad plants are among the quickest and easiest of edible crops to grow. You don't even need a garden. This hands on class will give you some of the basic skills and information to start growing your own. Everyone gets something to take home.

Bring one of the following:
A mug
A plant (indoor/outdoor), cuttings or seeds
A promise to come to one of our Open Days
A snack to share (preferably homemade :-))
An hour's help in our garden
Unwanted CDs (especially classical)

About the teacher, Paul Cooper

I am the manager of a garden project for people with learning disabilities. I have been a professional gardener for a while now. I particularly enjoy growing things to eat.

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Lambeth Gothic Lodge
21 Idmiston Road
London, SE27 9HG

Looks at how you can plan you plot for sunlight, easy of maintenance, year round produce, and to reduce the impact of insect pests.

Bring one of the following:
Like my start-up on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WineRides
Or Sign up for our news letter.
Say hello: introduce your self, let me know what you do.
Tell someone active you know about this cool eco holiday company
Tweet about the class @winerides is you find it helpful

About the teacher, Alexander Baines-Buffery

I was a science TV producer. I have worked for the BBC and with David Attenborough. I am BSc Zoology. I am very interested in environmental issues. Integrated Pest Management is an agricultural strategy that uses, few inputs and improves yield. We've had success applying these techniques. I would NOT describe myself as someone with detailed knowledge of plant care. This blog shows what I will be covering:

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Westminster

Introduction to Fairground Art

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

In February I went off to Carter's Steam Fair in Maidenhead for a week, to learn Traditional Fairground Art, with Joby Carter. It was an incredible week, and I'd love to share what I learned. I'll be introducing you to: pouncing, blocking, gradients, flamboyant glazing, and lining. It took 5 full days to pick up what I know so far, and an apprenticeship is 5 years, so I can't promise we'll get that far in a couple of hours, but I hope to wet your appetites. I'll buy a few spare brushes so you can have a go [any excuse to go to an art shop], and I'll bring along the piece that I made on the course to talk you through it. Here's a video from Carter's to get you inspired: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YazC-XfMIXg PS. It's not a lettering / typography class, but more about the decorative techniques - do a Google Image search for Fred Fowle + you'll see what I mean. NB: Wear something you don't mind getting gloss paint or white spirit on.

Bring one of the following:
Anglepoise-type desk light
Old picture frame or mirror
Seedlings for garden veg
Tea lights [unscented]
Tin enamel mug / bowl
Unsalted nuts

About the teacher, Bethany Wells

I work at the Hub with 00 3 days per week, but in my other life, I am a performance + interaction designer, travelling across the country to collaborate with theatre-makers, performers + directors. I specialise in installations, site specific work, and performance in public contexts.

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