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Oct 23, 2014 Thursday
(Almost full)

Screenplay Basics: Getting Started

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

This class will give you a firm sense of how to get started on that screenplay idea you've been wondering what to do with. We'll start with how a screenplay looks on the page and then examine the elements of structure, tone, character, etc. that comprise a successful screenplay. We'll also look at movie clips as examples and discuss what role the screenwriter played in making them work. Bring an idea you'd like to develop - whether it's an original or an idea based on an adaptation of an existing book (or short story, or song, or poem, etc.).

Bring one of the following:
a 16" x 34" coffee table top
a bottle of tempranillo or zinfandel (red)
handmade soap or bubble bath
homemade or artisan loaf of bread
homemade or artisan preserves

About the teacher, Kellie Dawson

Kellie Dawson is currently working as a scholarly and freelance editor. Her undergraduate degree is in creative writing with a minor in film writing from the University of Southern California. She has worked as a freelance story analyst, evaluating screenplays for such clients as Sundance. She is far from Los Angeles now and still feels fairly new to Indy, so she's looking forward to meeting others interested in writing screenplays and talking about how films work.

Oct 28, 2014 Tuesday
(Almost full)

Making Broth with Whole Chickens

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Store bought stocks and broths are often high in sodium and have other additives, but you can produce an even better tasting result at home using real chicken! This class presents you with the most economical way to buy chicken: purchasing a whole bird, making stock out of it, and leaving you with plenty of cooked chicken for easy meals. We will discuss options for buying chickens and the differences, from grocery store to farmers market. This class is for anyone who has basic comfort in the kitchen, no advanced background or skills are required. As long as you are comfortable using the stove top or crockpot, and handling onions, carrots, and celery, you will be making your own stock in no time. We will end the class with a classic but simple soup recipe. If you have any allergies, intolerances or foods that you avoid, please reach out to us before signing up for class to ensure class will be beneficial to you.

Bring one of the following:
‘Dancing Elephant’ coffee beans from Bee Roasters
a home baked item + a few family or your favorite recipes (don’t have to be baking)
a low maintenance plant or potted herb for indoors
anything from these local businesses: Fermenti Artisan, Tulip Tree Creamery, Best Boy & Co, Simply Divine, Chocolate for the Spirit, Wilks & Wilson, Amelia’s
Artisano’s unflavored olive oil or balsamic vinegar
fresh herbs or local lettuces
mixing bowls you no longer want or need
packaged natural dog treats with no sodium (e.g. chicken jerky, bully sticks, dog bakery items)
Trader's Point yogurt or cheese

About the teacher, Rob Gaston

Rob is the executive director of Dig IN, serves on the board of Slow Food Indy, and maintains entrepreneurial pursuits. Rob participated in culinary training at Ivy Tech Community College, and with his background in hospitality management, became the coordinator or purchasing and lab operations. He believes that food is a connector and community builder, and that as we learn to cook and eat together again we will benefit as a society. Through his work and volunteer efforts, Rob advocates for the use and availability of local foods.

Oct 29, 2014 Wednesday
New Day Craft
New Day Craft at 1102 Prospect St
Indianapolis US

Barely acquainted with your sewing machine? Make it your friend! Learn safety tips, how to thread and some basic troubleshooting for your machine. You will learn how to sew a basic straight seam and then use your newfound skills to hack a t-shirt into a great tote bag. You will need to bring a working sewing machine, thread, sharp scissors and one or more adult cotton t-shirts you don’t mind upcycling.

Bring one of the following:
a random surprise!
big colorful t-shirts
wool sweaters

About the teacher, Dianne Noe

Dianne loves to sew and bring new life to things that would otherwise be tossed. She is currently exploring unique ways to use the vast amounts of very usable textiles in thrift store finds or from friends. Alter, slash, or hack...she is just painting with fabric and ending up (usually!) with something new and fun to wear or use.

Nov 4, 2014 Tuesday
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Are you tired of being the one assigned plates and paper napkins at holiday dinners and parties? In this class you'll learn all the skills you need to work your way up from "just bring ice" to being trusted with a side dish. We'll go step by step through basic recipes which are delicious left plain and then learn to dress them up. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to garner all of those coveted "YOU cooked this?!" comments. Recipes will be vegetarian friendly and we will be using recipes containing dairy, gluten (including white flour), sugar and some processed ingredients, though not necessarily all in the same recipe. If you have any allergies, intolerances or foods that you avoid, please reach out to us before signing up to ensure this class will be beneficial to you. You will leave the class with a booklet containing the basic recipes with lists of ways to fancy them up, PLUS the confidence to rock your next holiday pitch in.

Bring one of the following:
a 6 pack of any local beer
a book that you love with a note why
a surprise from a local Indianapolis business
Blue Buffalo or "I and Love and You" adult cat food
your favorite cooking ingredient (sauces, jams, herbs, aioli, anything you love!)

About the teacher, Darcy Marlett

Darcy is an Indianapolis public relations professional who currently works for the National Chimney Sweep Guild. She honed her cooking skills as a student at IU cooking for (sometimes hungover) friends. Along the way she learned how to create big meals for friends and family even when that group includes one vegan, three who keep kosher, and four voracious bacon eaters. Outside of work and cooking Darcy is an avid volunteer, runner, hiker, and roommate to a 15 lb cat named Bing.

Nov 9, 2014 Sunday

Learn to Applique!

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis US

In this class you will learn the basics of a hand-sewing technique called needleturn applique. Applique is a means of creating pictures with fabric, and is commonly used in quilts (though its uses extend far beyond them)! You can create any shape or combinations of shapes you like - and, unlike in piecing, curved shapes and layering of shapes are no problem at all. Many people find the hand-stitching of applique to be a soothing, meditative activity. Everyone will leave the class with a completed 8" square with a simple applique on it, and a set of instructions on how to make their applique into a pillow. If you have them, please bring a smaller pair of scissors (thread nippers) and a hand sewing needle or two. This class will work for even those who have never sewn so much as a button before. Sophie will be leading this class with her mother Diane, who loves to make quilts and just about anything else out of fabric! Applique is one of their favorite techniques to use in their quilts, because of its artistic potential, and also the time and love its inclusion in a quilt demonstrates. To be sleeping under a beautiful blanket you know someone who loved you hand stitched is a special feeling!

Bring one of the following:
100% cotton machine quilting thread (not hand quilting, at least 1000 yds please)
100% cotton quilting fabric or cotton flannel for baby blankets to give away (at least 2 yds please)
a spiral bound graph paper notebook for making quilt plans and knitting patterns + a book you love with why you love it written inside
a water and air soluble quilter's pen for making impermanent marks on fabric
heirloom flower or veggie seeds for our gardens
local organic produce or honey
organic dark chocolate bars
organic whole bean coffee to get the creative juices flowing every morning

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Faught is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true CRAFTSMANSHIP. The first craft she devoted herself to was the playing of the saxophone. To that end, she has performed jazz music in New York City and other locations around the country and world (not to mention around town here in Indianapolis!), and is eager to help build appreciation for jazz music wherever she goes. More recently, she has become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring, and garment design. She makes most of her own clothes and wears a custom creation every day! She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by CRAFTSMANSHIP... cooking, eating, writing, conversing, BEING. Whatever you do, do it with devotion and love and freely share the beauty you create with your fellow human beings!

Nov 16, 2014 Sunday
Trade School Indianapolis
95 Barter Ave
Indianapolis US

Trade School is an all-volunteer effort and will be closing unless we receive your support. After two years of all-volunteer work, we've grown to the point where we have real monetary costs and need extra hands to continue running our school. Trade School is currently organized by co-founder Brittany West with the help of Jenn Baumgartner and Ben Turney. You will never have to pay money to attend Trade School classes...but we do require support to be able to successfully organize our school. We are looking for 250 founding members by November 16th! This is a yearly fee & exchange that will support Trade School operations and keep our all-volunteer school open. Please note that this is simply a pledge and you are not paying anything at this time. You can visit our Memberships page above for more information.

Bring one of the following:
35 volunteer hours in exchange for a Teaching Fellowship for 2015
40 volunteer hours in exchange for a Student Membership for 2015
a $20 Teacher Fellowship for 2015
a $25 Student Membership for 2015
a $40 Student Membership for 2015 (includes t-shirt)
an amount higher than my pledge because I fully support this mission!
your support in another fashion (have other ideas? choose this one!)

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

Trade School Indianapolis is part of an international collective of alternative, self-organized schools that run on barter. Each school is organized cooperatively by a group of volunteers. The Indianapolis branch launched September of 2012 and in 2014, became a coordinator for Trade School Everywhere, helping new Trade Schools open all over the world! Our mission is to provide non-traditional education focused on mutual aid and respect that makes ideas, skills and resources available to the creative community. We are actively working to create safe spaces for people and ideas, and our organization is always learning and evolving.