Past Classes

Intro to Law

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Indy City Market
Indy City Market at 222 E Market St
Indianapolis US

At some point in our lives, everybody will have to interact with the law. This class gives an overview of four popular areas of the law: Constitutional Law, Tort Law, Criminal Law, and Intellectual Property Law. Come out to this class if you’d like to learn more about the legal system and how it affects our lives.

Bring one of the following:
a book you enjoy
a couch
a surprise!
bike stuff

About the teacher, Katie Casey

My name is Katie, and I'm a local lawyer here in town that loves sharing my passion with others.

Live Fast, Eat Slow

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Indy City Market
Indy City Market at 222 E Market St
Indianapolis US

Slow food is a wonderful, healthy way of life, but it can also be a challenge for people who juggle work, kids, errands, and extracurriculars. Over the course of 90 minutes, I will break it down for you - offering shopping tips, meal planning advice and even a restaurant list so you can eat in a more local, more seasonal and much more healthy way.

Bring one of the following:
Local craft beer (no IPAs please)
Local produce (grown without chemicals)
Organic, free trade chocolate
Organic, free trade coffee beans
U-Relish Crockpot Meals (available at City Market - you should try them!)

About the teacher, Despi Ross

Despi is a collision of old and new. She loves high-tech everything and cutting-edge science but also has a healthy respect for doing some things the old-fashioned way (like making biscuits from scratch, growing food organically and taking black & white photographs with actual film). She is also about passionate about buying, cooking, and eating local, sustainable food and loves art, action movies, beekeeping, toy collecting, music on vinyl and hunting for treasure in thrift stores.

Letter Writing Social & Mail Art

1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis US

We're Indy's NEW letter writing social group, named Penny Black Society after the first postal stamp. This will be an ongoing event, hosting socials every other week. Write More Letters - that's our motto. Our friends from Chicago, called The Letter Writer's Alliance (http://16sparrows.typepad.com/letterwritersalliance/) will be joining us to host our first event! That's kind of a big deal. What to expect: We're just people writing letters and having fun! We will provide type writers, stationery, envelopes, mail art supplies and addresses. There will be a mini class on making your own envelopes, creating your own letter writing box and fun things to send your pen pals - plus where to find pen pals. *The only thing you should bring to class for yourself are stamps to mail your letters and addresses if you have anyone you would like to write to. We will go over weight limits and how much postage it takes, etc.

Bring one of the following:
A Miniature item
Baked goods to share!
Ball Jars
Vintage postcards

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Using Public Records

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Indy City Market
Indy City Market at 222 E Market St
Indianapolis US

Concerned that the construction worker remodeling your house just got out of prison? Wondering what your child's teacher's resume is? Got a bad feeling about your doctor? Freelance journalist and award-winning investigative reporter Becky Oberg teaches you how to check into each of these issues and more by learning how to use public records.

Bring one of the following:
Surprise
surprise

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Indy City Market
Indy City Market at 222 E Market St
Indianapolis US

We've all heard about recent Supreme Court rulings in the news recently, but what does it all mean? Take this class to get a basic understanding of Constitutional Law as it relates to the First Amendment, freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Bring one of the following:
Bike Parts
Books
Tea

About the teacher, Katie Casey

My name is Katie, and I'm a local lawyer here in town that loves sharing my passion with others.

The Amazing Honey Bee

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Indy City Market
Indy City Market at 222 E Market St
Indianapolis US

The purpose of this class is to educate people about the amazing world of the honey bee. You will finish this class with a better understanding of the importance of this bee’s relationship and influence on the human race. The honey bee is an incredible little insect whose well-being is closely linked to our own. Join the class and let me explain why we need them and they need us. Times are tough right now for the honey bee and it is through no fault of their own. Stop by and learn what YOU can do to make their lives better even if you don't have plans to have bees of your own. One of my greatest joys is helping new beekeepers get started by teaching them about bees and helping them get started at the lowest possible cost. All such assistance is pro bono. It is anticipated that this will be the first class of a short series… depending on the continued interest shown.. A small sampling of what will be discussed in these classes includes the following in no particular order: An overview - why we need them and they need us A brief history - World - National - Local The terminology - the vocabulary of beekeepers The equipment - hands on .. in class The different bees and their varying duties. The basic biology involved The products of the hive and... ANYTHING else the class is interested in. Each class member is encouraged to ask questions during the class. The teaching format will be a combination of an open discussion and lecture. Kids are welcome if they are old enough to comprehend the subject matter being discussed. Hoping to see you there. Until then….. BEE nice!

Bring one of the following:
Bag of White Sugar
Canned Goods for a Food Pantry
Useable Wood that is 3/4

About the teacher, Terry Plank

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

Kale: The Other Green Leaf

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Indy's Kitchen
Indy's Kitchen at 2442 Central Ave
Indianapolis US

Everybody knows what to do with lettuce…but what about kale and its leafy green cousins? In this hands-on workshop, Slow Food Indy board members Beth Murphy and Despi Ross will show you a few new moves to whip that kale into a snack or side dish (or even a main dish) and share some tips for buying local, seasonal produce for your table.

Bring one of the following:
A Beverage to Share w/ the Class
Donate Food to Second Helpings
Organic Greens to Share w/ the Class
Questions About Eating Locally & Seasonally

About the teacher, Despi Ross

Despi is a collision of old and new. She loves high-tech everything and cutting-edge science but also has a healthy respect for doing some things the old-fashioned way (like making biscuits from scratch, growing food organically and taking black & white photographs with actual film). She is also about passionate about buying, cooking, and eating local, sustainable food and loves art, action movies, beekeeping, toy collecting, music on vinyl and hunting for treasure in thrift stores.

Indy City Market
Indy City Market at 222 E Market St
Indianapolis US

Go beyond what you see on television and learn the meaning behind the phrase "you have the right to remain silent." This class provides an overview of the law related to search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment. No legal background necessary!

Bring one of the following:
A Surprise!
Bike Parts
Cheap Art or Photos
Tea

About the teacher, Katie Casey

My name is Katie, and I'm a local lawyer here in town that loves sharing my passion with others.

Developing Your Writing Voice

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis US

In this creative writing workshop you will discover tools for experimenting with your written voice. By learning from the masters and trying a wide variety of techniques, you will gain strategies for developing your signature style. This class will focus on imitation exercises and modeling those characteristics that distinguish one writer from the next. Almost certainly with this method, you will begin to see signs of your own voice peeking through the exercises. Bring pen and paper, an open mind & a sense of adventure!

Bring one of the following:
Dark Chocolate
Funky Fabric
Funky Stationary
Seeds (Native Flowers or Heirloom Vegetables - Tomatoes)
Sheet Music (Blues, Ragtime, Honky Tonk, Jazz) for Piano

About the teacher, Jessica Reed

Jessica is a maker and celebrator of things superbly made. She loves the clean lines of physics, mathematics, and philosophy as well as pastiche in art forms ranging from jazz to collage to experimental literature. She is a writer and science appreciator, having formally studied physics, poetry, and philosophy. Jessica is also passionate about sustainable living and lives in the country with her husband, gardens, composting worms, and seven chickens!

DIY Galaxy Print

4:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis US

A super fun and simple DIY...Galaxy Print! Learn how to turn clothing (leggings, pants, shirts, dresses), cloth bags or canvas shoes from "Ugh" to "Ow!". It's totally fool proof and can be an easy DIY for anyone. Bring your own black or navy blue item to turn into your very own starry night. Any clothing item works - T shirt, leggings, tank top, pants, bag, canvas shoes, etc. Old or faded items are great! The barter items for this class benefit the Center of Wellness for Urban Women, an organization that empowers women and their families to become proactive in their health by improving the mind, body, and spirit through education, advocacy, care, and prevention. The barter items will be used for Yoga classes offered, working in the garden and their garden education courses. A representative will be at the class on behalf of the organization.

Bring one of the following:
Garden Tools
Yoga Mats

About the teacher, Lesley Jean Saligoe

Lesley is a matriculating medicine woman, dream weaver, kitchen witch, chicken whisperer, bee charmer, magic maker and consort to all things green and growing.

Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis US

Tired of getting lackluster results from knitting patterns? Learn how to MAKE YOUR OWN pattern that's tailored to YOUR body! Our grandmothers didn't knit using patterns, instead, they took a few basic measurements, did some simple math, and ended up with sweaters that fit perfectly every time. I'll show you some sweaters I made this way, teach you the basic principles behind the knit-by-numbers concept, and then we'll all make a pattern for a simple raglan sweater that's based on our body measurements. Everyone will leave with their own measurement charts to be able to create new patterns based on your desired silhouette and stitch pattern. For clarification, we will not be knitting in this class and this class is recommended for people who know beginning knitting. The only thing you will need is a flexible tape measurer for taking measurements.

Bring one of the following:
Double Pointed Needles (Any Size- Set of 4)
Embroidery Floss
Ground Coffee or Loose Leaf Herbal Tea
Heirloom Seeds
Kurt Vonnegut Novels
Organic Chocolate
Wildflower, Flower, Herb, or Veggie Seeds

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a tenor saxophonist, craftsmen, human being, and a new mom!

Basic Sewing

5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis US

In this class we will learn basic hand sewing techniques for the straight stitch (used in hems and seams) and how to sew on a button! You will learn through the completion of a "Make & Take" gift card holder. You will be provided with fabric and buttons to complete the project, but you will need to bring a needle (size 10 or 12) and a spool of thread. The thread can be any color.

Bring one of the following:
1/2 Yard of Fun Fabric
A Cupcake!
A Cupcake!
Buttons (Any Kind, Any Age)
Fat Quarters (Available at Fabric Stores)
Fat Quarters of Fabric - (Found at JoAnn's or any Quilting Store)
Sewing Needles
Thread - Gutterman, Sulky (Any Fun Color!)
Yard of Batik Fabric

About the teacher, Ann Luther

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

Listening to JAZZ!

6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Chatterbox Jazz Club
Chatterbox Jazz Club at 435 Mass Ave
Indianapolis US

Indianapolis is blessed with an amazingly rich and vibrant jazz scene, scores of live venues and some truly talented jazz musicians. Live jazz performances can be a dense and sometimes incomprehensible experience. Here to take the mystery away (leaving only raw enjoyment of America's art music!) is Sophie, a real live jazz musician! She'll illuminate the jazz approach to music-making and give you some listening tools that will help make sense of the experience. Then, the whole class will put our ears to work by checking out a live jazz performance afterwards. Must be 21+ to attend.

Bring one of the following:
Any Organic Cooking Spices
Copy of Your Favorite Jazz Album/CD
Ground Coffee or Loose Leaf Herbal Tea
Heirloom Flower, Herb or Veggie Seeds
Kurt Vonnegut Novels
Organic Chocolate
Photos of Indy Jazz History (Musicians, Venues, Etc.)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a tenor saxophonist, craftsmen, human being, and a new mom!

Simple Photography Magic

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.


Have you ever seen an amazing photograph and wondered how it was created? By using your camera’s basic settings and following a few simple rules, you can dramatically improve your photos to create wonderful works of art. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn why light is so important, the rule of thirds and three basic camera settings that will change everything. Class topics will include learning about exposure, focus, ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Students will be shown a demonstration of three different styles of cameras (Point & Shoot, DSLR & a Smart Phone) to learn how they can be adjusted to create better photos. We recommend that you bring your camera (all types welcome!) but are not required to be able to attend class. Join us for a fun and informational class that is easy to understand, and leave with the ability to add new energy and magic to your photos!

Bring one of the following:
Homemade Cookies (Prize to my favorite!)
Interesting Writing Instruments
Old Technology/Gadgets
Older Minolta Maxxum Camera Lenses
Random & Fun Surprise!

About the teacher, Ben Turney

Computer guy by day, photographer by night, Ben Turney likes to dabble in all things technical and artsy. Naturally, Ben is drawn to photography as photography is both extremely technical and can be wonderfully artistic. While his day job pays the bills, he is a semi-professional photographer who has been "bending light" for over 20 years making interesting and creative images that are more than just photos. Ben is new to the Trade School experience but loves the concept of small, informal & local teaching opportunities. He really wants to help people overcome some of the technical hurdles in photography by giving them a hands-on experience learning about their camera and how to manipulate it to make photo magic!



Even with the ever-increasing postal rates, there are still a small group of us who believe in sending handwritten letters and documenting our vacations through postcards. In this class, we will introduce you to the world of mail art and mail swapping. We will discuss how you can use your artistic talents when sending mail, where to find pen pals, postal rules, the best mail swapping sites and all of the interesting items you can send or potentially receive! Each student will leave with fun mail goodies, new pen pals and a chance to play with our awesome typewriter.

Bring one of the following:
Gluten Free Vegetarian Snacks & Treats
Local Ground Coffee
Postage Stamps
Sun King Beer
Typewriter Ribbon

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Where Art Meets Science

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.


Despite the common conception that science and art are fundamentally different, the two endeavors have a great deal in common. Vladimir Nabokov’s idea was to combine “the passion of the scientist and the precision of the artist”. In this class, we will survey poetry, plays, fiction, and essays inspired by scientific ideas. This is primarily a lecture class that will encourage group discussion and expose students to a body of literature. Writers will leave with suggestions for new projects and a deeper appreciation for two of the most beautiful and important human endeavors!

Bring one of the following:
Cooking Spices
Dark Chocolate
Garden Supplies
Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
Sheet Music for Piano (Jazz, Blues, Classical, etc.)
Unsalted Sunflower Seeds (To feed to chickens!)

About the teacher, Jessica Reed

Jessica is a maker and celebrator of things superbly made. She loves the clean lines of physics, mathematics, and philosophy as well as pastiche in art forms ranging from jazz to collage to experimental literature. She is a writer and science appreciator, having formally studied physics, poetry, and philosophy. Jessica is also passionate about sustainable living and lives in the country with her husband, gardens, composting worms, and seven chickens!

How to Eat Seasonally & Locally

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.


Why should you eat seasonally? There are many benefits to sourcing your food locally, including saving money, supporting your local economy and eating healthier. In this class, you will learn how you can get connected to your food in a new way by eating what's in season. We will discuss which foods are available locally and seasonally, where to find them, and the different ways you can store and preserve them. Students will also leave with a few recipes to help you make the most of what you are eating.

Bring one of the following:
Anything from Smoking Goose
Local Coffee Beans (Regular or Decaf)
Local, Seasonal Produce from Indy Winter Farmers Market
Milk or Yogurt from Traders Point Creamery
Organic Essential Oils

About the teacher, Despi Ross

Despi is a collision of old and new. She loves high-tech everything and cutting-edge science but also has a healthy respect for doing some things the old-fashioned way (like making biscuits from scratch, growing food organically and taking black & white photographs with actual film). She is also about passionate about buying, cooking, and eating local, sustainable food and loves art, action movies, beekeeping, toy collecting, music on vinyl and hunting for treasure in thrift stores.

Native Pollinators

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.


While it is true that honey bees are the number one pollinators of many of the foods we enjoy, there are actually several other native pollinators that do the job of pollination without receiving much recognition for their efforts. Who are these other native pollinators and why do we need them? Are you aware of what the current pollinator status is? From wasps to bats, the decreasing population of these amazing creatures due to monocultures, GMOs and pesticides is alarming. Join us for an interesting and eye-opening class where we will learn about why they are disappearing and how we can be proactive in defending them through plants, pest eradicators and increased habitats. We will explain how the native pollinators make our lives better by enriching our food and discuss the current research that is being done concerning our friends. Bee aware of what’s happening in the future! The barter items for this class benefit the Outdoor Learning Center in Avon.

Bring one of the following:
Bug Boxes
Clipboards
Felt Tip Markers

About the teacher, Terry Plank

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

Developing Your Written Voice

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

This creative writing workshop is a laboratory for exploring the written voice. You will imitate the masters and try several different techniques, polishing your sense of what characteristics distinguish one writer from the next. This is both a writing and discussion class, where we will look at examples and identify techniques, imitate the technique ourselves, then read and discuss the results. Almost certainly with this method, you will begin to see signs of your own voice peeking through the exercises. Bring pen and paper, an open mind, and a sense of adventure! We will use different material than the Trade School “Developing Your Written Voice” workshop in Fall 2013.

Bring one of the following:
Cooking Spices
Dark Chocolate
Garden Supplies
Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
Sheet Music for Piano (Jazz, Blues, Classical, etc.)
Unsalted Sunflower Seeds (To feed to chickens!)

About the teacher, Jessica Reed

Jessica is a maker and celebrator of things superbly made. She loves the clean lines of physics, mathematics, and philosophy as well as pastiche in art forms ranging from jazz to collage to experimental literature. She is a writer and science appreciator, having formally studied physics, poetry, and philosophy. Jessica is also passionate about sustainable living and lives in the country with her husband, gardens, composting worms, and seven chickens!

Summer School Launch!

6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis US

Join Trade School Indianapolis for the launch of summer school. Meet our instructors, enjoy light bites and get a sneak peek of all of our classes for the upcoming months. 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:
4-8 oz. eco-friendly paper coffee cups
fabric bunting
handmade items with the TSI logo on it
hugs
local ground coffee to offer during class

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Personal Finance

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Do you want to know more about money - your money? This class will show you how to budget, how to plan for your retirement and how to achieve your financial and life goals. This is for financial beginners - no money knowledge necessary! This class will be heavily Q&A and go off specific examples and unique situations. Please come prepared with an idea of how you spend your money now, what changes you want to make and any other financial questions you might have! Please bring a writing utensil and something on which to take notes.

Bring one of the following:
a bouquet of fresh flowers
a box of peanut butter and dark chocolate KIND bars
a box of twinning's decaf english breakfast tea bags
a large bag of Nestle or Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
a pair of ball/kerr 4 ounce jars
gold chain & gold wire for beading
peanut butter dog treats from City Dog Grocery
white embroidery cloth (various colors will also work)

About the teacher, Zina Kumok

Zina is a Memphis transplant by way of Ukraine. She believes in creating a life filled with experiences rather than things, traveling whenever she can. Passionate about personal finance, it was her personal journey that helped her realize it was her goal to empower others to become financially literate. She paid off $28,000 worth of student loans in three years by budgeting and learning how to save money! Zina also loves sewing, reading detective novels and watching "Dr. Who."



Welcome to the wonderful world of cake decorating! In this class, we will discuss the latest trends in cake decorating and learn as well as practice some contemporary piping techniques. You will get the opportunity to apply your new skills to a few cupcakes that you can take home and show off to family and friends. Whether you've dabbled with decorating before or you're completely new to cake decorating, this class will definitely send you on your way with new ideas, techniques and inspiration when creating your next trendy treat!

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Asia Coffee

A native of Indianapolis, Asia Coffee is a commercial interior designer by profession who loves to decorate cakes and teach cake decorating classes in her spare time. She has been decorating for family and friends for seven years and has been teaching for five years as a certified Wilton Method Instructor. Asia is passionate about cake decorating and is looking forward to the exciting opportunity to share her knowledge with others through Trade School!

Simple Photography Magic

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.


Have you ever seen an amazing photograph and wondered how it was created? By using your camera’s basic settings and following a few simple rules, you can dramatically improve your photos to create wonderful works of art. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn why light is so important, the rule of thirds and three basic camera settings that will change everything. Class topics will include learning about exposure, focus, ISO, aperture and shutter speed. You will be shown a demonstration of three different styles of cameras (Point & Shoot, DSLR & a Smart Phone) to learn how they can be adjusted to create better photos. This class is hands-on and will be using cameras in class, be sure and bring yours!

Bring one of the following:
a random surprise!
home-made cookies (bring the recipe). There will be a prize for the best cookie!
interesting, unique pens and pencils
new HP printer toner or ink (I service a small armada of HP printers that are always hungry)
old technology/gadgets from the last few years

About the teacher, Ben Turney

Computer guy by day, photographer by night, Ben Turney likes to dabble in all things technical and artsy. Naturally, Ben is drawn to photography as photography is both extremely technical and can be wonderfully artistic. While his day job pays the bills, he is a semi-professional photographer who has been "bending light" for over 20 years making interesting and creative images that are more than just photos. Ben is new to the Trade School experience but loves the concept of small, informal & local teaching opportunities. He really wants to help people overcome some of the technical hurdles in photography by giving them a hands-on experience learning about their camera and how to manipulate it to make photo magic!

Vermicomposting in the City

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

Perhaps you’ve heard of it. Maybe you know someone who does it. But you’re reluctant to take the plunge. Wait no longer! Learn to compost your kitchen scraps in your own kitchen with worms. A healthy worm bin will keep bad kitchen smells away and eliminate much of your food waste. Plus, you’ll get black gold for those potted herbs on your windowsill. This class will answer questions on getting started and maintaining a balanced little ecosystem in a Rubbermaid bin. A worm bin will be provided for demonstration. This is Jessica’s fourth class, having taught two classes on ‘Developing your Writing Voice’ and one on ‘Where Art Meets Science’.

Bring one of the following:
1 grinder of any fancy peppercorns
2 bars of dark chocolate with almonds or sea salt
a bag/box of sea salt, kosher salt or various table or cooking salts
a jar of sesame seeds and jar of sesame oil (for the humans)

About the teacher, Jessica Reed

Jessica is a maker and celebrator of things superbly made. She loves the clean lines of physics, mathematics, and philosophy as well as pastiche in art forms ranging from jazz to collage to experimental literature. She is a writer and science appreciator, having formally studied physics, poetry, and philosophy. Jessica is also passionate about sustainable living and lives in the country with her husband, gardens, composting worms, and seven chickens!

Listening to JAZZ!

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Chatterbox Jazz Club
Chatterbox Jazz Club at 435 Mass Ave
Indianapolis US

Indianapolis is blessed with an amazingly rich and vibrant jazz scene, scores of live venues and some truly talented jazz musicians. Live jazz performances can be a dense and sometimes incomprehensible experience. In this class we will learn how to take the mystery away, leaving only raw enjoyment of America's art music by illuminating the jazz approach to music-making and give you some listening tools that will help make sense of the experience. Then, you can put your ears to work by checking out a live jazz performance afterwards. Bring questions about jazz music and a friendly reminder you must be 21+ to attend. Staying for the jazz performance afterwards is optional and will be from 8-9 PM.

Bring one of the following:
3 packets of heirloom seeds for my garden (I try to spend an hour a day tending my garden)
a package of organic whole bean coffee to get the creative juices flowing every morning
a spiral bound notebook of staff paper to write new musical ideas on
an album/CD that inspires you as a musician! (I love hearing new music. What band or album ALWAYS gets you musically inspired?)
dark organic chocolate for those raging chocolate cravings
new wide mouth canning jars - quart or pint - for canning (I’m known to bring canned salsa & pickles to potlucks all year round!)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a tenor saxophonist, craftsmen, human being, and a new mom!

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Is your collection of digital photographs becoming more and more difficult to manage? Learn how to use Adobe’s powerful Lightroom software to better organize and dramatically enhance the photos you take. This hands-on class will cover the basics of using Lightroom to import and organize photos into intuitive collections that can be searched and filtered, manipulate and enhance photos to correct exposure issues, remove blemishes, alter color or contrast, and fix other common lighting issues. Additionally, you’ll learn how to export photos into various formats, apply watermarks, and learn what exports settings work best to make your photos amazing! This is Ben’s second class, having previously taught ‘Simple Photography Magic’. This class is hands-on and will be using the Adobe software - you will need a laptop, some Digital Photos on a SD Card, USB stick or Camera, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom pre-installed on the laptop (a free trial can be downloaded here http://adobe.ly/1qxZDKo). If you do not mind just listening to the presentation, you are still welcome to attend.

Bring one of the following:
a random surprise!
home-made cookies (bring the recipe). There will be a prize for the best cookie!
interesting, unique pens and pencils
new HP printer toner or ink (I service a small armada of HP printers that are always hungry)
old technology/gadgets from the last few years

About the teacher, Ben Turney

Computer guy by day, photographer by night, Ben Turney likes to dabble in all things technical and artsy. Naturally, Ben is drawn to photography as photography is both extremely technical and can be wonderfully artistic. While his day job pays the bills, he is a semi-professional photographer who has been "bending light" for over 20 years making interesting and creative images that are more than just photos. Ben is new to the Trade School experience but loves the concept of small, informal & local teaching opportunities. He really wants to help people overcome some of the technical hurdles in photography by giving them a hands-on experience learning about their camera and how to manipulate it to make photo magic!

Let’s Can Strawberry Jam!

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Indy's Kitchen
Indy's Kitchen at 2442 Central Ave
Indianapolis US

In this class you will learn how to can deliciously simple strawberry jam. You will be able to assist in the making of the jam by preparing the jars and lids, and then learning how to use the water bath method to can the jam. You will also get to take home one of the jars of jam made in class! A handout with the recipe will be provided which you can use to take notes on, please bring a pen.

Bring one of the following:
10 canning jars with lids (can be a mix of jelly, wide mouth, regular, green glass, etc.)

About the teacher, Kathy Eisan

Kathy is a technologist that loves the old school methods of cooking. Her cooking methods revolve around going back to the basics of producing your own food. She is the proud mother of two daughters and surprisingly never liked to cook until she discovered canning! Kathy has been canning for over seven years now, creating new flavors in recipes from salsa to jams to pickles to pie filling. In her spare time, she loves to read and sew.

Simple Photography Magic

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.


Have you ever seen an amazing photograph and wondered how it was created? By using your camera’s basic settings and following a few simple rules, you can dramatically improve your photos to create wonderful works of art. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn why light is so important, the rule of thirds and three basic camera settings that will change everything. Class topics will include learning about exposure, focus, ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Students will be shown a demonstration of three different styles of cameras (Point & Shoot, DSLR & a Smart Phone) to learn how they can be adjusted to create better photos. This class is hands-on and will be using cameras in class, be sure and bring yours!

Bring one of the following:
a random surprise!
home-made cookies (bring the recipe). There will be a prize for the best cookie!
interesting, unique pens and pencils
new HP printer toner or ink (I service a small armada of HP printers that are always hungry)
old technology/gadgets from the last few years

About the teacher, Ben Turney

Computer guy by day, photographer by night, Ben Turney likes to dabble in all things technical and artsy. Naturally, Ben is drawn to photography as photography is both extremely technical and can be wonderfully artistic. While his day job pays the bills, he is a semi-professional photographer who has been "bending light" for over 20 years making interesting and creative images that are more than just photos. Ben is new to the Trade School experience but loves the concept of small, informal & local teaching opportunities. He really wants to help people overcome some of the technical hurdles in photography by giving them a hands-on experience learning about their camera and how to manipulate it to make photo magic!

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Want to advocate for the common good? Want to influence public policy for a better world? Convinced no one can do anything to make a change? Well, that's simply not true! There are things everyone can do right now to raise a voice and influence the decisions related to topics around the world. You can be an effective voice for real change. This class will offer background information and a few practical starter tips to help you on your way. Keep in mind that the focus of the class will be on influencing Congress, but the practical tips you learn will be applicable if you're influencing the statehouse or even the township council! Don’t have a specific topic in mind? I will offer examples about my work in global poverty for you to practice with. You are encouraged to bring a topic - including background information - you would like to advocate on so that you can be coached on writing a letter to a member of Congress or to an editor.

Bring one of the following:
two canned goods for a food pantry housed at LYN House community center in the Windsor Park neighborhood

About the teacher, Lisa Marchal

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



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.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
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 Marlett is the world's least likely runner. An asthmatic who once failed 1st grade gym she has now run over 500 miles and participated in 14 races including the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco. When not running she is a non-profit communications director, home cook, and avid volunteer around Indy.

Cake Scraps to Cake Pops

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

Cake pops are totally the new thing and you know you want to try out the latest trend for yourself! Using leftover cake, you can turn your cake scraps into tasty, adorable mini cake pops. Leave the stress and mess at home and join us for a hands-on baking class! The only thing you’ll need to bring is an apron and something to take home your cake pops in (unless you eat them all in class, like we plan on doing).

Bring one of the following:
gourmet chocolate
handmade Valentines to send out next year
knit or crochet surprises
natural soap bars
real honey bee honey
unique kitchen gadgets
various yarn balls
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Amanda Lloyd-Jones

Although she is a baker by profession, Amanda strives to continually expand her knowledge of various new things and does not shy away from hard work in order to achieve a positive outcome. This makes for an enriching and full life at home, work and church. She also enjoys crafting and home improvement projects, especially when she's able to re-purpose old items into whatever she's working on!

Crochet an Amigurumi Gnome

6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
IMA at 4000 Michigan Rd.
Indianapolis US

Throughout history, gnomes have guarded the woodlands from thieves and pests. Now, you can crochet your own Amigurumi Gnome to guard your desk or those tasty leftovers! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. This beginner friendly project will teach you the single crochet stitch, how to crochet in the round and how to finish projects to create a stuffed toy. All supplies are provided and the plan is that you leave with a new crocheted friend. This class will be hosted in the pop up woodland themed park currently exhibited at the IMA!

Bring one of the following:
neat crochet books or magazines
nice skeins of yarn
old 100% wool sweaters
various buttons and beads
various pairs of crochet hooks
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Joan Griffitts

Joan has always been a crafty person and has crocheted most of her life. She enjoy all kinds of yarn, including nontraditional yarns made from plastic bags or old clothes and is always looking for a new type of material to crochet with! She loves crochet because it's a great relaxation tool and allows her to relish in the satisfaction of making something herself.

You Need a Budget

12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Like the class title says, you need to have a budget! Budgeting can be a fun and simple process once you have everything you need to be successful. You will learn what having a budget means, how to create a budget, and then hopefully create and leave with a new or updated budget by the end of class. Each student will receive a spreadsheet prior to class via email. If you have access, please bring your computer and then an idea of what your current spending, as well as your ideal budget, looks like.

Bring one of the following:
a favorite bottle of wine
a favorite craft supply
canned ginger ale or ground coffee (anything but starbucks)
canned organic soup
leftover sewing supplies (fabric, ribbon, thread)
various ball jars
various shapes/forms of pasta
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Zina Kumok

Zina is a Memphis transplant by way of Ukraine. She believes in creating a life filled with experiences rather than things, traveling whenever she can. Passionate about personal finance, it was her personal journey that helped her realize it was her goal to empower others to become financially literate. She paid off $28,000 worth of student loans in three years by budgeting and learning how to save money! Zina also loves sewing, reading detective novels and watching "Dr. Who."

Needleturn Applique

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Needleturn Applique is a common hand-sewing technique frequently used in quilts, though its applications extend far beyond them! Applique is a means of creating pictures with fabric where you can create any shape or combinations of shapes you like. In this class, we will all participate in a group project and complete an individual applique square that will then be sewn into a quilted Trade School Indianapolis flag. This is a beginner’s project with no previous skill required. Sophie will be leading this class with her mother Diane. 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!

Bring one of the following:
any kind of heirloom flower, fruit, or veggie seeds
fresh local produce
homemade/paper crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate
organic whole bean coffee
various ball canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a tenor saxophonist, craftsmen, human being, and a new mom!

Architectural History & Styles

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Indy City Market
Indy City Market at 222 E Market St
Indianapolis US

Want to really impress your friends? This fun intro Architecture class will help you develop a unique understanding of basic architectural terms and history such as how architecture has changed, major styles, etc. You'll develop the ability to better understand and talk about the architecture you encounter, like when you're visiting the City Market! To finish class, we'll take a tour and test our newfound knowledge to see if we can identify any architectural features in the historic City Market. Please note this class is 21+ and all students are invited to grab a beer at Tom Tap to enjoy during class.

Bring one of the following:
a list of hidden gems in Indiana (restaurants, coffee shops, towns, etc.)
a photograph of your favorite building
a really good, used book
empty wine bottles for crafts (I can never drink enough to get as many as I need!)
snacks that pair well with beer to share during class for about five people (more if you'd like!)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Amy Marisavljevic

Amy is just a kid from Akron, Ohio that recently moved to Indy. She believes in strengthening a community by helping people better understand our communities' built environment. Her belief is that if you understand our natural and cultural resources, you are more likely going to preserve them for the next generation. Amy is passionate about architectural history and historic preservation. She loves sharing knowledge about architectural styles, general history and Ted Mosby like ʺFun Factsʺ to enhance your travel experiences and love for your hometown!

Cupboard Clean-Out Baking

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

The holidays are over but you still have half a bag of dried cranberries, some roasted mixed nuts and a mostly full jar of poultry seasoning buried in your cupboard...what to do? Let's reinvent them into tasty treats! This hands-on class will show you how to create Mega Monster Cookies, Chocolate Master Truffles, Kitchen Sink Granola and Herb Butter Biscuits, all using leftover items. We will also explore which items can easily be swapped in the kitchen, how to make recipes more versatile and when you need to follow a recipe as written. If you have any allergies, intolerances or foods that you dislike, please reach out to us before signing up to ensure you will have an enjoyable experience!

Bring one of the following:
a favorite gourmet or local food surprise
a package of parchment paper
gently used cookbooks
handmade decorated 4X6 recipe cards
the stories behind ten of your favorite recipes with the recipe (typed or handwritten is fine!)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your favorite spices or baking extracts

About the teacher, Elizabeth Darby

Elizabeth began cooking and baking by her Grammy's side at a very young age. Her baking specialties include triple chocolate take over the world cookies, apple pie and oatmeal honey bread. From her work in youth and family services to her commitment to supporting community initiatives such as the Broad Ripple Farmers Market, Elizabeth is a life-long community connector and builder. She believes in reconnecting with her past, showing love and appreciation, and exploring cultures across the globe. The best memories are formed in the kitchen and there is no greater gift than a homemade pie!

Water Bath Canning

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Indy's Kitchen
Indy's Kitchen at 2442 Central Ave
Indianapolis US

Water bath canning is the perfect beginner's canning method that you can use to can fruits, jams, pickles and more. In this class, you'll gain an understanding of the basic water bath canning principles and tools while enjoying a hands-on opportunity to learn how to make some deliciously simple strawberry jam!

Bring one of the following:
a good cookbook
family canning recipes
various canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your expertise & help starting my own compost (must schedule with me after class)

About the teacher, Kathy Eisan

Kathy is a technologist that loves the old school methods of cooking. Her cooking methods revolve around going back to the basics of producing your own food. She is the proud mother of two daughters and surprisingly never liked to cook until she discovered canning! Kathy has been canning for over seven years now, creating new flavors in recipes from salsa to jams to pickles to pie filling. In her spare time, she loves to read and sew.

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Apply the tools of hip-hop in your writing! “Sampling” techniques such as cutting and pasting, collage and programming invite us to rethink authorship and the way meaning is made. This class will follow Kenneth Goldsmith, popularizer of “uncreative writing”—a fresh way of making literature in the digital age. We will practice "making" collaborative literature from existing texts on the computer, highlighting the authorial decisions involved at each step. By constructing texts entirely out of other works, we will bump into our own inevitable creativity; for in appropriation, even the simple act of retyping a work is an artistic gesture.

Bring one of the following:
a homemade or handmade surprise!
beeswax candles
dark chocolate bars - favorites are ginger & orange or hazelnut
dark unflavored free trade coffee
fancy salt (kosher or not) or pepper (ground or peppercorns)
small unsalted sunflower seeds for my chickens (shelled or unshelled, just not huge)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Jessica Reed

Jessica is a maker and celebrator of things superbly made. She loves the clean lines of physics, mathematics, and philosophy as well as pastiche in art forms ranging from jazz to collage to experimental literature. She is a writer and science appreciator, having formally studied physics, poetry, and philosophy. Jessica is also passionate about sustainable living and lives in the country with her husband, gardens, composting worms, and seven chickens!

At Home Cheesemaking

11:00a.m. to 1:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Blessed are the cheesemakers! There is no better cheese than the kind you make yourself and we'll prove that by showing you how to make Fromage Blanc (Chevre), Ricotta and a 30 minute Mozzarella. The basics of sanitation, milk handling, and equipment will also be covered. Although most of the class is demonstrative, you'll leave with some homework to finish fromage blanc at home. If you want to participate in the after class homework, please bring a gallon jug of milk! All cheese enjoyed in class will be made using goat milk.

Bring one of the following:
antique hand tools for the garden, kitchen, or home
cast iron in any condition but broken
desirable native plant starts
elderberry starts
garden/orchard baskets
hand knit wash cloths
stainless steel bowls
started grape vines
unusual seeds or plants for herbs, vegetables, or flowers
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Melody R DeLury

Melody is a local homesteader who is passionate about all things handmade and homegrown. She is a mother of 2 young children, a wife, a wanna-be farmer, an at-home cheese maker, a soap maker, and a maker of just about everything else!

Hemming & Hand Sewing

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Learn the basics of sewing by hand stitching a hem! Have a pair of pants or a skirt that are either too long or too short? Bring it in and learn how to take out the existing hem, how to lengthen or shorten, and then get to practice hemming. You will benefit the most if you bring an item of clothing from your personal closet to hem, matching thread (always go with a color darker than your garment), a size 10 needle and small sharp scissors. If you don't have an item but would like to practice, we will have example projects you can work on.

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

About the teacher, Ann Luther

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

Mending & Hand Sewing

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

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

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

About the teacher, Ann Luther

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

Gap Year Planning

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

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

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

About the teacher, Amy Conrad

Amy Conrad has traveled, studied, and worked in France. She often spends her summer in France working for the IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages. Amy speaks French, loves to help people feel at home in a new culture, and has made plenty of faux pas in France so you won't have to!

Garage Sale Do's & Don'ts

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

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

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

About the teacher, Petra Ritchie

Petra Ritchie was a proofreader/editor at the Indianapolis Business Journal in its Contract Publishing Division. Before that, she was a researcher in the Editorial Department. After 17 years with the IBJ, she retired and is pursuing long-delayed other interests.

Your First Adult Bicycle

2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

May 15th is Bike to Work Day! Want to start cycling? If you haven't ridden a bicycle since you first got your Driver's License or don't know where to start, come learn how to select a bike that's perfect for the riding you'd like to do! We'll take the intimidation out of bike shops and make all the choices seem less daunting. You'll learn about the different types of bicycles and their primary differences, bike resources, basic tips on sizing and adjustments, cool accessories and leave with some insider jargon you can use around cyclers.

Bring one of the following:
a great board game
a pinochle lesson (to be scheduled after class!)
craft beer (porters or stouts)
dark chocolate
fresh vegetables
freshly roasted coffee beans
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Want to travel to a Spanish-speaking country but don't know the language? Did you take Spanish classes in high school, but ʺforgot everything you learned"? Not to worry! Come learn some basic phrases and words to help you navigate in a Spanish-speaking country like how to introduce yourself, find the restroom, ask for (and understand!) directions, order food and coffee, and more! Basic knowledge of Spanish, especially gender and tense, is helpful, but not required!

Bring one of the following:
a book of yoga poses
a bottle of wine (Spanish wine not required ;))
a journal or notebook
burlap fabric or ribbon
green smoothie recipes
organic or local cheese
organic, local and/or fair trade coffee
used wine corks or empty coffee tins (vintage or steel preferred)
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)
your favorite book

About the teacher, Danni McPherron

Danni is a writer, musician, yogi and environmentalist with a firm belief in trying new things. She dabbles in DIY decorations, gardening and blogging and wishes to help others find their voice and become more connected with the Earth. Whether it be traveling to a new place, making music, cooking, writing or saving the world, she believes in doing what makes you burn with passion, not anger.

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style. In this class, we’ll learn the basics of refashioning and then practice using our new skills to add a pocket to a garment from your closet! Trade School will supply everything except the garment you choose to add a pocket to. It’s recommended you know the basics of operating a sewing machine (threading, forward & backward stitching & sewing straight seams) since we will be using sewing machines in class. We can also do a short tutorial for any beginners.

Bring one of the following:
a spiral bound graph paper notebook
any kind of heirloom flower, fruit, or veggie seeds
fresh local produce
homemade/paper crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate or whole bean coffee
raw local honey
various canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a tenor saxophonist, craftsmen, human being, and a new mom!

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Ready to take your clothing refashioning skills to the next level? Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style. In this class, we’ll explore many refashioning possibilities for sleeves and then practice using our new skills to refashion a garment of your choice. These skills can then be applied to any part of a garment! Trade School will supply everything except the garment you use for your sleeve refashion. Basic knowledge of how to operate a sewing machine (threading, forward & backward stitching, sewing straight seams & sewing curved seams) is highly recommended since we will be using sewing machines in class.

Bring one of the following:
a spiral bound graph paper notebook
any kind of heirloom flower, fruit, or veggie seeds
fresh local produce
homemade/paper crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate or whole bean coffee
raw local honey
various canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a tenor saxophonist, craftsmen, human being, and a new mom!

Visual Storytelling

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

This interactive workshop will show you the skills needed to analyze, critique, and re-imagine works of visual media such as television, film, photography, etc. We'll focus on language, concepts and standard techniques used to tell stories and convey meaning in various genres and formats. You can use these skills to better understand how writers, directors and producers use coded language to communicate with audiences of any visual media! Please bring a print ad from a magazine, newspaper, or mailbox flyer for an in-class exercise.

Bring one of the following:
fresh herbs
freshly baked goods
packaged local coffee or tea
various cat or dog supplies (food, litter, toys, leashes, collars, etc.) to donate to FACE on Mass Ave
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Fall Semester Launch

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED FROM FRIDAY 9/4 to FRIDAY 9/11*! Want to meet our teachers and learn more about Trade School? Want to check out our new community classroom? Come one, come all! Fall marks our annual anniversary, and we'll be celebrating by hosting a First Friday open-house to kick off our Fall semester with our teachers and YOU! Light bites and complimentary beverages from Nameless Catering and Sun King Brewing will be provided, along with plenty of opportunities to meet interesting people and engage with Trade School. On-site class registration will be available and we'll provide some interactive ways for you to give our space some LIFE! There is no cost to this event, but if you're able to offer something from our barter item list below, we sincerely THANK YOU for your help in building our space! If you're agreeing to bring a big ticket item (furniture, appliances - we will reach out to you soon!). We can't wait to see you!

Bring one of the following:
*a pledge to become a member (we'll send you info!)
*a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
*just YOURSELF, along with your enthusiasm & smile!
8-12 oz. eco-friendly paper cups for us to serve tea with during classes
a housewarming gift with the Trade School logo on it (bunting, posters, art, photographs)
a mini fridge
a spare sewing machine that works
any portable electric cooking ware (blenders, hot plates, skillets, percolators, induction cooktops, crockpots) for cooking classes
beeswax, new unused chapstick tubes, 2 oz metal tins with lids, or a dried calendula herb for natural cosmetic classes
disposable decorating bags & couplers for baking classes
eco-friendly disposable plates & silverware, paper towels, plastic table cloths, or parchment paper for cooking classes & socials
fresh flowers, live plants/succulents, or dried lavender (in a pot if you can) to spruce the space up!
furniture or storage items (tables, drawers, cubbies, trays, lockers, boxes)
good drawing chalk
half-pint or quarter-pint canning jars w/ lids for canning classes
interesting books on solidarity, barter, exchange, alternative economies, or radical education for our Trade School library
machine sewing thread, tracing paper, fabric scissors, pins/pincushion, or a dress form for sewing classes
sandpaper, fabric scissors or rotary cutters for sewing & craft classes
scrap fabrics (natural fibers a plus. 1/2 yd or more ideal... upholstery or interior decorating fabric in larger quantities would be good, too!) for sewing classes
sharpies (super fine, fine, and bold), watercolor paper, or gridded/see-through rulers for art classes
whiteboards or whiteboard markers
yummy bagged tea to serve during classes

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Faster EFT for a Peaceful Life

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Troubled by old memories? Fears, phobias, and self-sabotaging habits keeping you from moving forward in life? This class will teach you how to change those old programs you are running, motivating you to live actively rather than reactively! Developed by Robert Smith, Faster EFT (Emotionally Focused Transformation) uses aspects of hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Matrix reimprinting, and a number of other modalities to quickly make changes in your life. Using this process can help change how the unconscious mind processes, encodes, and reproduces events from your past. Simply put, Faster EFT works to release stress and sprout positive change in virtually anything you address with it.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise!
an hour knitting lesson (to be scheduled after class)
an hour lesson in writing blog posts (to be scheduled after class)
gluten free baked goods
grass fed ox tail or soup bones
homemade pickles
homemade soap
introductions / connections for business or pleasure
local grass fed meat
organic local veggies
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we'll send you info)

About the teacher, Toni Macri-Reiner

Toni Macri- Reiner is a long time resident of Indianapolis. She is a certified hypnotist specializing in anxiety & trauma. She has studied with Robert Smith in both Toronto Canada & Oklahoma City, OK. She has a private practice in Broad Ripple where she works with clients to empower them to change the way they hold their past to live a better future.

Water Bath Canning

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Water bath canning is the perfect beginner's canning method that you can use to can fruits, jams, pickles and more. In this class, you'll gain an understanding of the basic water bath canning principles and tools while enjoying a hands-on opportunity to learn how to make some deliciously simple strawberry jam! *If you have any health / dietary concerns, please contact us before signing-up to determine whether the environment will be conducive to your health and safety.

Bring one of the following:
a good cookbook
family canning recipes
something else you'd like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we'll send you info!)
various canning jars with bands and unused lids

About the teacher, Kathy Eisan

Kathy is a technologist that loves the old school methods of cooking. Her cooking methods revolve around going back to the basics of producing your own food. She is the proud mother of two daughters and surprisingly never liked to cook until she discovered canning! Kathy has been canning for over seven years now, creating new flavors in recipes from salsa to jams to pickles to pie filling. In her spare time, she loves to read and sew.

Rustic Dutch Oven Bread

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

A rustic round loaf of bread that is extremely simple to make! There is no kneading required. You can add spices, cheese, and other items to fit your flavor profile. Students will learn how to mix, proof and bake a loaf. Baked loaves will be available to sample with toppings like butter, cheese and honey! Please bring a bowl and spoon if you want to participate. *If you have any health / dietary concerns, please contact us before signing-up to determine whether the environment will be conducive to your health and safety.

Bring one of the following:
assistance/personal knowledge on building a zen garden (to be scheduled after class)
assistance/personal knowledge on homesteading/gardening (to be scheduled after class)
items for homesteading or gardening (check with me first)
items to build a zen garden like large, pretty rocks
meet up to do something fun and local that is cheap or free (antique shopping, brewery, winery, museum, etc. - talk before class)
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
something made or local to you (art, garden veggies, jam, honey, eggs, knitted/crocheted items, baked goods, soap, candles - no meat please)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)

About the teacher, Amanda Lloyd-Jones

Although she is a baker by profession, Amanda strives to continually expand her knowledge of various new things and does not shy away from hard work in order to achieve a positive outcome. This makes for an enriching and full life at home, work and church. She also enjoys crafting and home improvement projects, especially when she's able to re-purpose old items into whatever she's working on!

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Do you have a box of vacation pictures in your closet? Do you have hundreds of vacation pictures stored on your camera or your phone? Have you ever had a friend or co-worker hand you their phone and say, “Here’s my vacation pictures,” with little or no explanation? In this class, you will write the story behind the picture, a short memoir-type description based on a photo that you bring. You will learn how to tell the story of where this was taken, what happened before, during, and after the shutter snapped. *Please bring a few vacation or travel photos with you and a pen/pencil!

Bring one of the following:
a fun board or card game
a reusable shopping bag
a wonderful recipe that's simple to make
old maps
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Even with the ever-increasing postal rates, there are still a small group of us who believe in sending handwritten letters and documenting our vacations through postcards. In this class, we will introduce you to the world of mail art and mail swapping. We will discuss how you can use your artistic talents when sending mail, where to find pen pals, postal rules, the best mail swapping sites and all of the interesting items you can send or potentially receive! Each student will create a piece of mail art (we'll mail it for you!), leave with fun mail goodies, and get to play with our awesome typewriter.

Bring one of the following:
a letter filled with raw emotion on anything you want (bring with you to class)
a story that will make me laugh really, really hard (tell it to me in class!)
an introduction to a working comedian
an introduction to someone that TRULY believes in aliens
an invitation to see your tiny house (or connect me with someone who has one!)
fresh flowers, live plants, or dried lavender
homemade or local natural linen sprays
interesting books on solidarity, barter, exchange, alternative economies, or radical education for our Trade School library
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
something with the Trade School logo on it (bunting, posters, art, photographs)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)
typewriter ribbon
X-Files memorabilia

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Developing Your Written Voice

11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This creative writing workshop is a laboratory for exploring the written voice. You will imitate the masters and try several different techniques, polishing your sense of what characteristics distinguish one writer from the next. This is both a writing and discussion class, where we will look at examples and identify techniques, imitate the technique ourselves, then read and discuss the results. Almost certainly with this method, you will begin to see signs of your own voice peeking through the exercises. Bring pen and paper, an open mind, and a sense of adventure!

Bring one of the following:
dark chocolate
salt or pepper
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)
unsalted shelled or unshelled sunflower seeds (to feed to chickens!)

About the teacher, Jessica Reed

Jessica is a maker and celebrator of things superbly made. She loves the clean lines of physics, mathematics, and philosophy as well as pastiche in art forms ranging from jazz to collage to experimental literature. She is a writer and science appreciator, having formally studied physics, poetry, and philosophy. Jessica is also passionate about sustainable living and lives in the country with her husband, gardens, composting worms, and seven chickens!

Visual Storytelling

3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This is an interactive workshop about the stories we see in media every day and the tools used to create them. We'll look at different genres, formats, and tropes, and learn how to apply storytelling techniques to tell better stories. Special focus is on the coded language used by writers and directors to convey meaning to audiences through visual storytelling.

Bring one of the following:
fresh baked goods from your kitchen or somewhere local
fresh herbs from your garden or somewhere local
packaged whole bean coffee
pet supplies for donating to F.A.C.E. low-cost spay and neuter clinic (http://facespayneuter.org/donate/wish-list/)
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)

About the teacher, Sheila Plank

Sheila is a full-time ghostwriter and indie filmmaker. She teaches digital arts part-time at the Indianapolis Art Center. She has brought her skills to Trade School Indy because she loves sharing the storytelling arts with others, and believes these skills empower those who want to use their own authentic voices for self-expression and the greater good.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Want to travel to a Spanish-speaking country but don't know the language? Did you take Spanish classes in high school, but "forgot everything you learned?" Not to worry-- come learn some basic phrases and words. You don't need to be an expert to learn how to navigate in a Spanish-speaking country. Students will know how to introduce themselves, find the restroom, read street signs, ask for (and understand!) directions, order food and coffee, basic etiquette, find public transportation (metro or taxi).

Bring one of the following:
a book of yoga poses
a journal or notebook
burlap fabric or ribbon
empty coffee tins (vintage or steel preferred)
green smoothie recipes
organic or local cheese
organic, local, and/or fair trade coffee
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)
used wine corks
wine (Spanish wine not required ;))
your favorite book

About the teacher, Danni McPherron

Danni is a writer, musician, yogi and environmentalist with a firm belief in trying new things. She dabbles in DIY decorations, gardening and blogging and wishes to help others find their voice and become more connected with the Earth. Whether it be traveling to a new place, making music, cooking, writing or saving the world, she believes in doing what makes you burn with passion, not anger.

TRE: Tension Release Exercises

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Have you experienced past traumas or regularly face small, everyday tensions and stressors in your life? Come “Shake it out”! This is not an exercise class in the traditional sense. After doing a series of 7 stretches & easy exercises, you will lie on the floor allowing the body to naturally tremor. TRE is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE evokes reflexive muscle vibrations generally regarded as pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE, many people report feelings of peace and well-being. Animals shake when they are afraid. Humans do it too; although, we have been culturally trained to think of it as a bad thing. It is the body's way of discharging the extra energy after some kind of stressful event. All exercises are adapted to accommodate physical limitations. *Students should wear comfortable yoga or loose fitting clothes and yoga mats or towels are strongly recommended as you will be lying on the floor.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise!
an hour knitting lesson (to be scheduled after class)
an hour lesson in writing blog posts (to be scheduled after class)
gluten free baked goods
grass fed ox tail or soup bones
homemade pickles
homemade soap
introductions / connections for business or pleasure
local grass fed meat
organic local veggies
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we'll send you info!)

About the teacher, Toni Macri-Reiner

Toni Macri- Reiner is a long time resident of Indianapolis. She is a certified hypnotist specializing in anxiety & trauma. She has studied with Robert Smith in both Toronto Canada & Oklahoma City, OK. She has a private practice in Broad Ripple where she works with clients to empower them to change the way they hold their past to live a better future.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

When you envision your retirement, do you see yourself sipping a drink at your beach house or on that two week trip through Europe? Are you 55, 65, or 70 years old? When you ran the formulas to ascertain that your savings habits will help you reach those goals in that desired timeframe, how high were your probabilities of success? If you haven’t done that math, you aren’t alone. Over 75% of pre-retirees say they don’t have a retirement income plan, although an even higher percentage say they believe it’s important. Without a plan, a goal is truly just a wish, and the amount of time your plan has to work for you is a very important factor in reaching retirement goals. Come get educated now on the “need to knows” and leave with clear understanding around what it takes to reach your personal financial goals. Regardless if you are a more tenured saver/investor or if you are just getting started, you are sure to leave feeling empowered with newfound knowledge around the future of your own finances.

Bring one of the following:
antique/vintage items
anything homemade
candles
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)
your expertise in beekeeping, backyard chickens, gardening, creative writing, soap making, stained glass, self-defense or pottery (to be scheduled after class)

About the teacher, Keely Butrum

Keely Butrum is a Financial Advisor at Raymond James, an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designee through the College for Financial Planning, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. She began her career in financial services in 2004 and has since been serving high net worth individuals & families, publically traded & small companies, 401k plans, and not for profit organizations in managing and planning their financial affairs. Keely has Series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 66 licenses, Indiana Life and Health Insurance licenses, as well as being long term care licensed, and fluent in Spanish. She genuinely enjoys the opportunity to help people plan for the financial future they desire – truly a rewarding role to play in someone’s life. Outside of the office, Keely serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Violence Network, serves on the Board of Directors for Love INC., is an Ex-Officio Advisory Board member for Women’s Fund of CICF, a graduate of Leadership Hancock County, winner of the 2015 Stacia Alyea Excellence in Leadership Award, and co-owns Elegance Outdoor, LLC.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

The Solidarity Economy meets human needs through economic activities–like the production and exchange of goods and services–that reinforce values of justice, ecological sustainability, cooperation, and democracy. Projects like Trade School can only be successful in communities that honor self-organization, local wisdom, and mutual aid. Are there people out there that want to create a group of organizations who are committed to working together to organize spaces, raise funding, and share resources? Does Indy have strong solidarity efforts? Are you a community leader working to create jobs, produce food, house families, educate yourselves, entertain your communities, access healthcare, restore the environment, or organize any other social justice movement using solidarity practices? Join us for an open discussion where we'll share knowledge on the incredible work people in our networks are doing, and come up with ways in how we can work together to build Indy's alternative economy. The goal of this first class is to find a group of people that want to create a system similar to our friends in NYC: http://solidaritynyc.org. *Bring information on solidarity efforts you are inspired by or currently leading! This workshop is for community members that are ready and willing to take action immediately!

Bring one of the following:
information to share on the work you are currently doing
information to share on the work you are inspired by that you would like to do

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Clothing Refashion

6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style! We'll learn the basics of refashioning and show you some inspiration pieces to get you inspired. Everyone will get a chance to practice using our new skills to add a pocket to a garment from your closet, and then move on to embellishment (adding decorative elements onto a pre-existing garment). This is the quickest and easiest way to start customizing your wardrobe and GET SEWING. It’s recommended you know the basics of operating a sewing machine (threading, forward & backward stitching, sewing straight seams) since we will be using sewing machines in class. but we'll be happy to do a quick machine refresher and even troubleshoot your machine for you. *You will need a shirt to add a pocket to and embellish. Please bring your sewing machine if you can/if you have one. If you do not, please let us know so we can accommodate! Make sure it has thread, a full bobbin & a good needle!

Bring one of the following:
a hand quilting lesson (to be scheduled after class - I'm a beginner!)
fresh local produce
help restoring our farmhouse (to be scheduled after class - my husband and I are restoring a farmhouse in southern Indiana - it's about 1.5 hours from Indy)
homemade/paper-crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate
organic whole bean coffee
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
spiral bound graph paper notebook
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a tenor saxophonist, craftsmen, human being, and a new mom!

Using Pinterest Productively

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Love wasting a Sunday afternoon browsing Pinterest? Do you pin haphazardly but never go back to your boards? In this class, students will learn how to maximize their use of Pinterest as a bookmarking tool and will create a plan to complete at least one Pinterest project on their own time. *This is a BYOD (bring your own device) class in which students will be expected and encouraged to apply the tips and tricks they learn immediately.

Bring one of the following:
a copy of your favorite vegetarian recipe
a mix CD of your favorite music
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)
zippers

About the teacher, Janet Kamiri

Janet is an adolescent sex educator by day and frequently hears from adults, "I wish I had learned this when I was in school." Outside of teaching kids how to take care of their bodies and have healthy relationships, she enjoys crafting and cooking and anything home improvement and DIY. Janet collects chairs, clocks, and rubber ducks and is a lover of all things cats.

Trade School in the OPEN

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Now that Trade School has a space, we want to transition to a truly horizontally structured and self-organized model. We want to work completely in the open and create a transparent community of trust and respect, building a culture that is self-sustaining. We need your time, expertise, feedback, and willingness to be involved to make this happen. Do you want to be involved in Trade School? Are you willing to take ownership of our space and organize, together? To make this cooperative successful, we require the commitment of many people in our community to support our efforts by becoming members, teaching classes, and volunteering their time. Please get involved by attending this gathering. I will share info on our current structure, the vision for our space, and what the future of Trade School currently looks like if we don't work together! Tea and snacks will be provided, and we always encourage you to bring a snack to share if you're able.

Bring one of the following:
your enthusiam and willingness to make a difference at Trade School

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Sewing & T-shirt Hacks

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Barely acquainted with your sewing machine? Make it your friend! Learn safety tips, how to thread, and some basic troubleshooting. You will learn how to sew a basic straight seam with your sewing machine. Using this skill, we will hack a t-shirt to make a great tote bag. *Please bring a working sewing machine, thread, sharp scissors, and one or more adult cotton t shirts.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise!
buttons
honey
interesting or vintage textiles
pictures of sheep
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)

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.

At Home Cheesemaking

11:00a.m. to 1:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Blessed are the cheesemakers! There is no better cheese than the kind you make yourself, and we'll prove that by showing you how to make Fromage Blanc (Chevre), Ricotta, and a 30 minute Mozzarella. The basics of sanitation, milk handling, and equipment will also be covered. Although most of the class is demonstrative, you'll leave with some homework to finish fromage blanc at home. If you want to participate in the after class homework, please bring a gallon jug of milk! All cheese enjoyed in class will be made using goat milk. *If you have any health / dietary concerns, please contact us before signing-up to determine whether the environment will be conducive to your health and safety.

Bring one of the following:
antique hand tools for the garden, kitchen, or home
cast iron in any condition but broken
desirable native plant starts
elderberry or grape starts
garden/orchard baskets
hand knit wash cloths
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
stainless steel bowls
surprise me with something homemade
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)
unusual seeds or plants (herbs, vegetables, or flowers)

About the teacher, Melody R DeLury

Melody is a local homesteader who is passionate about all things handmade and homegrown. She is a mother of 2 young children, a wife, a wanna-be farmer, an at-home cheese maker, a soap maker, and a maker of just about everything else!

TRE: Tension Release Exercises

2:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Have you experienced past traumas or regularly face small, everyday tensions & stressors your life? Come “Shake it out”! This is not an exercise class in the traditional sense. After doing a series of 7 stretches & easy exercises, you will lie on the floor allowing the body to naturally tremor. TRE is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE evokes reflexive muscle vibrations generally regarded as pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE, many people report feelings of peace and well-being. Animals shake when they are afraid. Humans do it too; although, we have been culturally trained to think of it as a bad thing. It is the body's way of discharging the extra energy after some kind of stressful event. All exercises are adapted to accommodate physical limitations. *You should wear comfortable yoga or loose fitting clothes and yoga mats or towels are strongly recommended as you will be lying on the floor.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise!
an hour knitting lesson (to be scheduled after class)
an hour lesson in writing blog posts (to be scheduled after class)
gluten free baked goods
grass fed ox tail or soup bones
homemade pickles
homemade soap
introductions / connections for business or pleasure
local grass fed meat
organic local veggies
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we'll send you info!)

About the teacher, Toni Macri-Reiner

Toni Macri- Reiner is a long time resident of Indianapolis. She is a certified hypnotist specializing in anxiety & trauma. She has studied with Robert Smith in both Toronto Canada & Oklahoma City, OK. She has a private practice in Broad Ripple where she works with clients to empower them to change the way they hold their past to live a better future.

Speak Confidently

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Imagine what it would be like to not worry about how you sound to others when you speak in public. Would you like to speak to groups without giving it a second thought? In this class you will be able to defy the force causing you to doubt yourself. Additionally, you will ease into a comfortable position to begin your journey as a confident speaker!

Bring one of the following:
awesome fabric
canvas, acrylics, or decorative card stock
post-it notes
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
take what you learned to share your random knowledge with youth in my network (will send you info!)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)

About the teacher, Skye Berger

Skye is an Executive Creative Coach, speaker and facilitator. She has been blessed to share her story and inspire people from stages, board rooms and school cafeterias nationwide. Skye believes everyone deserves to feel confident in what they have to say!

No-Sew Fleece Blankets

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Join us as we each make a single-layer no-sew fleece blanket. You do not need to know how to sew to make these super simple blankets. These blankets make wonderful gifts for friends, family, or charity. Information on charities that need and accept these blankets will be provided in class. *To make a blanket during class, please bring fleece, sharp fabric scissors or rotary cutter (with mat), and yard stick/ruler or quilting ruler. To make an infant blanket, you will need 1 1/3 yd of fleece. To make an adult blanket, you will need 2 1/2 yd of fleece. *If you are unable to provide the needed supplies for this class, please contact us.

Bring one of the following:
ginger ale
homemade/local jelly, apple butter or honey
skeins of same color/brand of yarn
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to give your blanket to a charity (I will have info)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)
your favorite non-dairy recipes

About the teacher, Jan Edmondson

Jan is a recent retiree who is enjoying new adventures! She enjoys being with family and friends, traveling, part-time librarian with her own Little Free Library in front yard, taking Trade School Indianapolis classes, knitting, reading, and making blankets for charities (so far she has made over 100 blankets for children in hospitals).

Basic Hand Lettering

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Hand lettering is the art of writing beautifully. Rather than using a pre-established “font,” letters are hand-crafted for the specific application... thus these creations are truly one-of-a-kind! You can use hand lettering for stationary, scrapbooking, t-shirt and fabric design, and so much more. In this class, we'll introduce you to the world of hand lettering, and then we'll practice our new-found skills by making a piece of stationery for a special someone! *Please bring a pencil and eraser!

Bring one of the following:
a handmade surprise (no food please)
fresh local produce
gridded notebooks (at least 5"x7")
homemade/paper-crafted/collaged bookmarks, or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate
organic tea (loose leaf or bagged)
potted succulents
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a tenor saxophonist, craftsmen, human being, and a new mom!

Basics of Clean Eating

11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Clean eating is about eating whole, real foods -- those that are minimally processed, refined, and handled. Join us for an interactive workshop to learn more about clean eating lifestyles, the 80/20 rule, and foods constituting as clean. We'll practice reading ingredient lists to spot those sneaky additives and learn basic clean eating substitutions for everyday ingredients while cooking a few recipes together! Recipes will include unique techniques for some impressive but super simple healthy side dishes *If you have any health / dietary concerns, please contact us before signing-up to determine whether the environment will be conducive to your health and safety.

Bring one of the following:
a favorite poem
a local brew or wine
canned goods to be donated
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
something handmade
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we'll send you info)
your favorite spice or hot sauce

About the teacher, Ashlea Victor

Ashlea is a small town girl at heart with a love for big city life. She believes in the notion that knowledge is power. Having recently become a passionate advocate for a healthy lifestyle, she realized that not a lot of old, family recipes fit the bill. Now, she’s on a quest to match the two!

Simple Photography Magic

1:30p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Have you ever seen an amazing photograph and wondered how it was created? By using your camera’s basic settings and following a few simple rules, you can dramatically improve your photos, creating wonderful works of art. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn the significance of lighting, the rule of thirds, and three basic camera settings that will change everything. Class topics will include learning about exposure, focus, ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Students will be shown a demo of three different camera styles (Point & Shoot, DSLR & a Smartphone), learning how to create better photos with just minor adjustments to each. *This class is hands-on and will be using cameras in class; be sure and bring yours!

Bring one of the following:
a random surprise!
home-made cookies (and recipe, if you’ll share). There will be a prize for the best cookie!
interesting, unique pens and pencils
old technology/gadgets from the last few years
something else you’d like to offer (you will coordinate a 1-1 exchange with the teacher)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (we’ll send you info!)

About the teacher, Ben Turney

Computer guy by day, photographer by night, Ben Turney likes to dabble in all things technical and artsy. Naturally, Ben is drawn to photography as photography is both extremely technical and can be wonderfully artistic. While his day job pays the bills, he is a semi-professional photographer who has been "bending light" for over 20 years making interesting and creative images that are more than just photos. He loves the concept of small, informal & local teaching opportunities. He enjoys helping people overcome the technical hurdles in photography by giving them a hands-on experience learning about their camera and how to manipulate it to make photo magic.

Make Random Knowledge Work for You

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Imagine what it would be like to be invited as an authority to speak on some of the random information in your brain. You can use what you have in your head to make a difference in the world! In this course you will be guided through the process of brainstorming to unlock your passion and connect it to assisting mankind. Awe and wonder the world with all of your knowledge!

Bring one of the following:
awesome fabric
canvas, acrylics, or decorative card stock
post-it notes
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
take what you learned to share your random knowledge with youth in my network (will send you info!)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Skye Berger

Skye is an Executive Creative Coach, speaker and facilitator. She has been blessed to share her story and inspire people from stages, board rooms and school cafeterias nationwide. Skye believes everyone deserves to feel confident in what they have to say!

Seasonal & Vibrant Art Therapy

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This relaxed Fall art class will be about capturing colorful themes and imagination on paper through versatile use of colored pencils. Creating one's own artwork is a great way to be inspired emotionally and visually! An artist can portray his or her emotion through the use of vivid color on canvas or paper. Printouts of Fall themes like photos of fall leaves, fruits, and birds will be provided so you can draw and sketch by imitating the Autumn themes on your art papers. *Please bring #2 pencils, erasers, sharpeners, colored pencils, and any drawing paper for sketching. *If you are unable to provide the needed supplies for this class, please contact us.

Bring one of the following:
garlic
homemade/local cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, angel food cake, or brownies
produce (cauliflower, grapes, tomatoes)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
tea
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Rumman Ali

Rumman ali is an artist, philosopher and a cook. She likes to indulge in anything aesthetically pleasing. She has been cooking at home or campus for her husband and friends for last 12 years, since she came to study at winona state university MN. Now she is studying at IUPUI for anthropology degree. She was born in India and learned her cooking skills from her mother, aunts and domestic maids while growing up there.

Trade School Organizer's Gathering

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

We need your time, expertise, feedback, and willingness to be involved to make this happen. Do you want to be involved in Trade School? Come to our open gatherings. This week we will be discussing creating work groups. Tea and snacks will be provided, and we always encourage you to bring a snack to share if you're able.

Bring one of the following:
your enthusiasm

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Writing Visual Stories

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Some of the best movies are adapted from books and short stories, but how do you write a story that reads like it was meant to be a film? In this class we'll cover some of the basics of visual storytelling as they apply to writing effective prose. We'll learn how to apply the visual cues and pacing common in movies to our writing. Depending on interest, this class could turn into an ongoing workshop in writing cinematic prose.

Bring one of the following:
a book by a favorite author
a DVD by a favorite director
any item thoughtfully hand made
pet supplies pet supplies for donating to F.A.C.E. low-cost spay and neuter clinic (http://facespayneuter.org/donate/wish-list/)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Sheila Plank

Sheila is a full-time ghostwriter and indie filmmaker. She teaches digital arts part-time at the Indianapolis Art Center. She has brought her skills to Trade School Indy because she loves sharing the storytelling arts with others, and believes these skills empower those who want to use their own authentic voices for self-expression and the greater good.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Get inspired to sew simple items like pillows, curtains, duvet covers, tablecloths, etc. for your home. These items are super easy to make— just squares and rectangles! A few straight seams sewn, and you can personalize your space with beautiful fabrics that express your personality and taste. Plus, you'll save money and have fun in the process! In this class, we'll explore the many simple home sewing possibilities, and then we'll apply our new skills by making a custom fitted pillowcase. *Please bring a pillow to be used with the pillowcase, fabric if a specific pattern/material is desired, and a sewing machine, if available. *If you are unable to provide the needed supplies, please contact us.

Bring one of the following:
a hand quilting lesson (to be scheduled after class - I'm a beginner!)
fresh local produce
help restoring our farmhouse (to be scheduled after class - my husband and I are restoring a farmhouse in southern Indiana - it's about 1.5 hours from Indy)
homemade/paper-crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate
organic whole bean coffee
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
spiral bound graph paper notebook
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a tenor saxophonist, craftsmen, human being, and a new mom!

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Everybody can be a great public speaker, and this class will provide you an opportunity to try out this skill without embarrassment. The class will review key points about what makes a good presentation, and then give you a chance to practice!

Bring one of the following:
a surprise!
books
interesting sodas (non-alcoholic)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
tea
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, KC

Kathleen Casey is a local attorney and graduate of the Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In addition to work in social justice, she also enjoys catching live music from around town and working on various fiction projects set in Indianapolis.

Trade School Organizer's Gathering

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

We need your time, expertise, feedback, and willingness to be involved to make this happen. Do you want to be involved in Trade School? Come to our open gatherings. This week we will be finalizing work groups, First Friday events, and our Winter class planning. Tea and snacks will be provided, and we always encourage you to bring a snack to share if you're able.

Bring one of the following:
mutual respect

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This course will focus on writing short fiction. You will learn about form and content with a focus on literary techniques that will help you to produce original short stories. One of the main objectives of this course is to begin to think about creative writing in new and likely disorienting ways, and further to provide you with the tools and knowledge to develop and improve your writing within the short story form. To accomplish this we will be addressing a variety of different aspects of fiction writing including, but not limited to, craft, structure, pacing, character development, atmosphere, subject matter, and temporality. We will attempt to understand the elements of short fiction and embrace the relationships between those elements. Additional topics covered in the course may include editing, revising, reading, and publishing.

Bring one of the following:
anything artistic
beer, wine, or whiskey
board games
books (preferably literary fiction or poetry)
garden produce (vegetables, fruits, herbs, etc.)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
vinyl records

About the teacher, Eric Longfellow

Eric Longfellow is a writer and teacher. He has a master's degree from New York University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English Studies at Illinois State University where he has taught creative writing and composition. He has worked or is currently working for the publishers FC2 and Dalkey Archive Press doing proofreading and editorial work. While his main focus is fiction writing, his research interests include queer theory, gender and sexuality studies, and psychoanalytic theory. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories that explores the intersections of alternative forms of sexuality and global political histories. His fiction can be found in CutBank Literary Magazine among other places.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

When you envision your retirement, do you see yourself sipping a drink at your beach house or on that two week trip through Europe? Are you 55, 65, or 70 years old? When you ran the formulas to ascertain that your savings habits will help you reach those goals in that desired timeframe, how high were your probabilities of success? If you haven’t done that math, you aren’t alone. Over 75% of pre-retirees say they don’t have a retirement income plan, although an even higher percentage say they believe it’s important. Without a plan, a goal is truly just a wish, and the amount of time your plan has to work for you is a very important factor in reaching retirement goals. Come get educated now on the “need to knows” and leave with clear understanding around what it takes to reach your personal financial goals. Regardless if you are a more tenured saver/investor or if you are just getting started, you are sure to leave feeling empowered with newfound knowledge around the future of your own finances.

Bring one of the following:
anything antique/vintage
anything homemade
candles
scarves
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
your expertise in beekeeping, backyard chickens, gardening, creative writing, soap making, stained glass, self-defense or pottery (to be scheduled after class)

About the teacher, Keely Butrum

Keely Butrum is a Financial Advisor at Raymond James, an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designee through the College for Financial Planning, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. She began her career in financial services in 2004 and has since been serving high net worth individuals & families, publically traded & small companies, 401k plans, and not for profit organizations in managing and planning their financial affairs. Keely has Series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 66 licenses, Indiana Life and Health Insurance licenses, as well as being long term care licensed, and fluent in Spanish. She genuinely enjoys the opportunity to help people plan for the financial future they desire – truly a rewarding role to play in someone’s life. Outside of the office, Keely serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Violence Network, serves on the Board of Directors for Love INC., is an Ex-Officio Advisory Board member for Women’s Fund of CICF, a graduate of Leadership Hancock County, winner of the 2015 Stacia Alyea Excellence in Leadership Award, and co-owns Elegance Outdoor, LLC.

Member's Fall Social

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

For our members only! Join us for the most chill, most fun, low-key event you've ever been to where you can do WHATEVER you want! Bring yourself, some food to share, and maybe your favorite board game? Your dance moves? A typewriter? Want to share Halloween costume ideas? Can anyone do a makeup demo? Want to make your own costume while you mingle? Sing us a song? Want to show us how to do a cartwheel? Tell secrets? Draw on the chalkboard? We'll have everyone bring something to do, and then...you'll do the thing with whoever wants to do it!

Bring one of the following:
*I'm not a member but I would like to become one so I can join this rad party!
a game to play (can be a board game, video game, card game, improv exercise, etc.)
a skill to share (cartwheels, halloween make-up, how to pickle, etc.)
food to share

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Email Newsletters 101

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Having an email newsletter is the easiest (and cheapest) way to reach a lot of people at once to spread the good word! Whether you own a business, organize a non-profit, or send out general announcements on behalf of a neighborhood or group - having a newsletter set up will make your life a whole lot easier. Using Mailchimp (it's FREE!), we will work together to create, design, and manage a database for your newsletter. This class is for people who have never sent a newsletter or used Mailchimp, and it's recommended you understand how to use a computer and send email to benefit. This is a 3-part class. In this first introduction course we will get your account set up, design a basic template, import any email addresses, and come up with a plan for your future newsletters. *This is a BYOD (bring your own device) class in which students will be expected and encouraged to work through exercises and learn by using their own computer.

Bring one of the following:
a letter filled with raw emotion on anything you want (bring with you to class)
an introduction to a working comedian
an introduction to someone that TRULY believes in aliens
anything lavender (must be all-natural)
fresh flowers or dried lavender
homemade coffee creamers (no low-fat/artifical ingredients, preferably organic)
homemade or local natural linen sprays
interesting books on solidarity, barter, exchange, alternative economies, or radical education for our Trade School library
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
something with the Trade School logo on it (bunting, posters, art, photographs)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
X-Files memorabilia
yummy bagged tea to serve during Trade School classes

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Email Newsletters 102

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This is part 2 of the 3-part class - please sign up for part 1 to attend part 2. *This is a BYOD (bring your own device) class in which students will be expected and encouraged to work through exercises and learn by using their own computer.

Bring one of the following:
a letter filled with raw emotion on anything you want (bring with you to class)
an introduction to a working comedian
an introduction to someone that pilots hot air balloons
an introduction to someone that TRULY believes in aliens
anything lavender (must be all-natural)
fresh flowers or dried lavender
interesting books on solidarity, barter, exchange, alternative economies, or radical education for our Trade School library
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
something with the Trade School logo on it (bunting, posters, art, photographs)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
X-Files memorabilia
yummy bagged tea to serve during Trade School classes

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Basics of Home Buying

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

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

Bring one of the following:
art supplies (brushes, paints, 8 x 10 canvases, washable markers, construction paper, glue sticks, fabric markers and paints, fabric glue, foam shapes with adhesive backing, stickers (especially butterflies), ribbons (all colors)
books (adult novels, children’s novels, children’s picture books, humor books, board books to give to parents of toddlers)
boxes of tissues
cases of small bottled water
coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, individual creamers, 8-oz cups with lids, sugar and sweetener packets (for lobby coffee station)
new hats, scarves, or mittens for children
personal & wall calendars (2016) for clients to keep appointments
school supplies (paper, pencils, book bags, etc.)
something else you’d like to offer to The Legacy House (https://www.facebook.com/LegacyHouseIndianapolis)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
toys, puzzles, or children’s board games (new or gently used)
writing journals

About the teacher, Kim Mathews

Kimberly Irving began her career in the mortgage industry over 15 years ago. She prides herself in providing borrowers of all credit grades with loans that are tailored to fit their individual financial needs. Clients looking to purchase a new home or refinance existing homes can count on her to analyze credit, income and assets to be sure she meets their needs and investor guidelines. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. Joe Smith is a full time Realtor working in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. His experience includes millions of dollars in closed transactions and graduating at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, he specializes in helping home buyers find their dream home while also achieving better results and control throughout the transaction. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing with his two amazing daughters and relaxing at the park. Kim Mathews has 5 years of insurance experience and 3 years of experience running an independent agency. She works with over 15 different companies and is able to shop rates through a variety of carriers. She is adamant about empowering her clients and prospects through education and encourages them to ask questions about anything that does not make sense. She has a black lab mix named Rigsby, and in her free time she enjoys traveling and camping.

Trade School Organizer's Gathering

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

We need your time, expertise, feedback, and willingness to be involved to make this happen. Do you want to be involved in Trade School? Come to our open gatherings. This week we will be finalizing a survey that identifies the skills and interests of our coop members. Tea and snacks will be provided, and we always encourage you to bring a snack to share if you're able.

Bring one of the following:
ideas

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Email Newsletters 103

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This is part 3 of the 3-part class - please sign up for part 1 and 2 to attend part 3. *This is a BYOD (bring your own device) class in which students will be expected and encouraged to work through exercises and learn by using their own computer.

Bring one of the following:
a letter filled with raw emotion on anything you want (bring with you to class)
an introduction to a working comedian
an introduction to someone that pilots hot air balloons
an introduction to someone that TRULY believes in aliens
anything lavender (must be all-natural)
fresh flowers or dried lavender
interesting books on solidarity, barter, exchange, alternative economies, or radical education for our Trade School library
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
something with the Trade School logo on it (bunting, posters, art, photographs)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
yummy bagged tea to serve during Trade School classes

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Basic Hand Lettering

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Hand lettering is the art of writing beautifully. Rather than using a pre-established “font,” letters are hand-crafted for the specific application... thus these creations are truly one-of-a-kind! You can use hand lettering for stationary, scrapbooking, t-shirt and fabric design, and so much more. In this class, we'll introduce you to the world of hand lettering, and then we'll practice our new-found skills by making a piece of stationery for a special someone! This class is co-taught with Victoria Hayley-Brown. Victoria has been doodling since she could pick up a pencil and started lettering because she wanted to write very sappy love notes, but has since upgraded to handmade cards and painting on canvas. *Please bring a pencil and eraser!

Bring one of the following:
a handmade surprise (no food please)
fresh local produce
help restore a S. Indiana farmhouse for a day! (to be arranged after class—come visit the farmhouse Sophie & her husband are working on and help them do it. About 1.5 hr from Indy)
organic dark chocolate
organic tea (loose leaf or bagged)
potted succulents
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a tenor saxophonist, craftsmen, human being, and a new mom!

Easy Green Smoothies

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Do you like the idea of healthy smoothies but are scared away by juice bars that charge upwards of $12 a smoothie or food bloggers who suggest you need to buy a $500 blender to get started? In this class you will learn how to make easy, delicious, and healthy smoothies at home using a standard, inexpensive blender. We will be going over how to create your own simple recipes, stockpile and store fruits and vegetable, and methods for keeping your smoothie habit budget-friendly, along with the nutritional science behind various ingredients. Plus, we'll try out some recipes!

Bring one of the following:
30 minutes of a photo session with me for my professional pages (to be scheduled after class)
a book you love with a note why
a surprise from a local Indy business
art supplies
artwork you have made
fresh fruits or veggies
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Darcy Marlett

Darcy Marlett is the world's least likely runner. An asthmatic who once failed 1st grade gym she has now run over 500 miles and participated in 14 races including the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco. When not running she is a non-profit communications director, home cook, and avid volunteer around Indy.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

What's the one recipe that has been in your family for generations? The one you wait for every birthday or holiday? Whether it's sweet, savory, or a little bit sour - join us on November's First Friday for a family heritage recipe & tasting swap! Bring yourself, family members, a copy of your recipe (with printed copies if you can), the story behind your recipe, and enough of your recipe for at least 15 people to taste (doesn't have to be a full meal!). Because of our limited "kitchen" - we recommend that you pick a recipe that is eaten cold, but please feel free to bring your favorite warm recipe on paper. If you have access to burners or a way to keep something warm, please bring/let us know you can help with this! Think of this as an early Friendsgiving!

Bring one of the following:
a recipe + your prepared recipe for others to taste

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Water Bath Canning

11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Water bath canning is the perfect beginner's canning method that you can use to can fruits, jams, pickles and more. In this class, you'll gain an understanding of the basic water bath canning principles and tools while enjoying a hands-on opportunity to learn how to make some deliciously simple strawberry jam! *If you have any health / dietary concerns, please contact us before signing-up to determine whether the environment will be conducive to your health and safety.

Bring one of the following:
a good cookbook
family canning recipes
something else you'd like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
various canning jars with bands and unused lids

About the teacher, Kathy Eisan

Kathy is a technologist that loves the old school methods of cooking. Her cooking methods revolve around going back to the basics of producing your own food. She is the proud mother of two daughters and surprisingly never liked to cook until she discovered canning! Kathy has been canning for over seven years now, creating new flavors in recipes from salsa to jams to pickles to pie filling. In her spare time, she loves to read and sew.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Have you ever walked up to a work of art and wondered, "What the heck is it?" or 'What am I supposed to think of it?" We all have encountered works of art that we find challenging, ugly or just downright hate on sight. Instead of feeling like you have lost a staring contest, you could be walking away with understanding and a new opinion about art. You just need a few tools that no one ever told you about. Until now! *Please bring a photo (printed or digital) of at least one work of art you think is ugly, dumb or otherwise objectionable, along with an open mind and willingness to reconsider your opinion.

Bring one of the following:
beads
cookbooks
crystals / gemstones
handmade soap
locally-roasted coffee (regular or decaf)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Despi Ross

Despi is a collision of old and new. She loves high-tech everything and cutting-edge science but also has a healthy respect for doing some things the old-fashioned way (like making biscuits from scratch, growing food organically and taking black & white photographs with actual film). She is also about passionate about buying, cooking, and eating local, sustainable food and loves art, action movies, beekeeping, toy collecting, music on vinyl and hunting for treasure in thrift stores.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

France is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, but it often gets a bad reputation, especially when it comes to Paris. However, having a good experience is often just a matter of a little savoir-faire. This workshop is aimed at participants who want to travel to France, although much of the information might be useful for European travel in general. Traveling for a variety of budgets will be addressed and students will walk away with knowledge about how to get around, places to visit, cultural issues, and more.

Bring one of the following:
a book you love
an explanation of your favorite place to travel (Indiana, domestic, international, anywhere!)
chocolate
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
tea
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
your bucket list

About the teacher, Amy Conrad

Amy Conrad has traveled, studied, and worked in France. She often spends her summer in France working for the IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages. Amy speaks French, loves to help people feel at home in a new culture, and has made plenty of faux pas in France so you won't have to!

Trade School Gathering

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

For the past year, Trade School has transitioned to a cooperative model to allow us to create an infrastructure for shared power and open a self-organized learning space. This infrastructure supports our vision of working together to build alternative spaces and economies where all people are valuable and capable. Trade School is a small part of the solidarity economy - economic practices that reinforce values of mutualism, cooperation, social justice, democracy, and ecological sustainability. As we move into our 4th year, we want to make sure that our work in alternative economies is reflective of our belief in education as a radical tool for transformation; our belief that education is a human right and should be accessible to everyone; and the idea that our privilege should not dictate who gets to have access and opportunities to experience these alternatives. Please join us for our final gathering for information on Winter Workgroups, teaching, changes with bartering, volunteering, etc. Tea and snacks will be provided, and we always encourage you to bring a snack to share if you're able.

Bring one of the following:
your enthusiasm

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Welcome to the wonderful world of cake decorating! In this class, we will explore trends in cake decorating that are easy for beginners to apply and learn/practice some simple piping techniques. Whether you've dabbled with decorating before or you're completely new to cake decorating, this class will definitely send you on your way with new ideas, techniques and inspiration when creating your next treat! *If you have any health / dietary concerns, please contact us before signing-up to determine whether the environment will be conducive to your health and safety.

Bring one of the following:
a bag of powdered sugar
any flavor cake mixes
free-range eggs
gently used unisex baby clothes (sizes 3-12 months)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
two hours of gardening help in Spring 2016 (to be scheduled after class - I live in Pike Township)
your favorite flavoring extract(s)

About the teacher, Asia Coffee

A native of Indianapolis, Asia Coffee is a commercial interior designer by profession who loves to decorate cakes and teach cake decorating classes in her spare time. She has been decorating for family and friends for seven years and has been teaching for five years as a certified Wilton Method Instructor. Asia is passionate about cake decorating and is looking forward to the exciting opportunity to share her knowledge with others through Trade School!

Mindfulness & Stress Management

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Come learn about mindfulness and strategies for using it to better manage your stress. Together, the class will cut through the hype to learn what mindfulness really means. At the end of the class, you will have identified at least one mindfulness technique that you can take away and use to manage your stress instead of having it manage you.

Bring one of the following:
a book on crafting
a favorite recipe
seasonal fruits or vegetables
something else you’d like to offer email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Lisa Robinson

Lisa has been studying mindfulness for the last couple of years. She became exposed to it while completing her graduate degree program; mindfulness resonated with her so much it became an integral piece of her life. As a volunteer, Lisa authors a regular blog for Peace Learning Center for a column she created called “The Mindful Path.”

Easy Holiday Sugar Cookies

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Learn how to properly mix, roll, cut, pan, bake and decorate a delicious sugar cookie for the holidays. Students will learn the techniques to get uniform, soft, tasty cookies. No more burnt edges or tough cookies! Instead of hard overly sweet royal icing we will be decorating with sugar crystals and Choco-Pan Fondant. *If you have any health / dietary concerns, please contact us before signing-up to determine whether the environment will be conducive to your health and safety.

Bring one of the following:
a handmade holiday decoration or ornament
items for homesteading or gardening (check with me first)
leftover yarn balls
meet up to do something fun and local that is cheap or free (antique shopping, brewery, winery, museum, etc. - talk before class)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
something made or local to you (art, garden veggies, jam, honey, eggs, knitted/crocheted items, baked goods, soap, candles - no meat please)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Amanda Lloyd-Jones

Although she is a baker by profession, Amanda strives to continually expand her knowledge of various new things and does not shy away from hard work in order to achieve a positive outcome. This makes for an enriching and full life at home, work and church. She also enjoys crafting and home improvement projects, especially when she's able to re-purpose old items into whatever she's working on!

Herbal Infused Oils & Salves

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Infusing oils with healing herbs is fun and easy! In this class you will learn about various oils and their properties and purposes as well as easy to procure healing herbal combinations. You will learn how to quickly infuse an oil and also how to infuse an oil over time. These oils can be used for various uses but in class we will make a quick salve/lip balm with an herbal oil and a few other inexpensive natural ingredients!

Bring one of the following:
art you made or random art from your home
beer
beeswax
canning jars
home baked or local goods (your pick!)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Lesley Jean Saligoe

Lesley is a matriculating medicine woman, dream weaver, kitchen witch, chicken whisperer, bee charmer, magic maker and consort to all things green and growing.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Even with the ever-increasing postal rates, there are still a small group of us who believe in sending handwritten letters and documenting our vacations through postcards. In this class, we will introduce you to the world of mail art and mail swapping. We will discuss how you can use your artistic talents when sending mail, where to find pen pals, postal rules, the best mail swapping sites and all of the interesting items you can send or potentially receive! Each student will create a piece of mail art (we'll mail it for you!), leave with fun mail goodies, and get to play with our awesome typewriter.

Bring one of the following:
a bundle of lavender
a handmade surprise (I love miniature things)
any book from this list (http://bookpickings.brainpickings.org/)
fresh flowers for the Trade School space
fresh local coffee to serve during class
homemade or local natural linen sprays
something creative with the Trade School logo on it
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Winter Classes Launch

6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Want to meet our teachers and learn more about Trade School? Want to check out our new community classroom? Come one, come all! We'll be hosting a First Friday open-house to kick off our Winter semester with our teachers and YOU! Light bites and complimentary beverages will be provided, along with plenty of opportunities to meet interesting people and engage with Trade School. There is no cost to this event - but we are 100% supported by your PWYC memberships! Can't wait to see you!

Bring one of the following:
a pay-what-you-can Trade School membership
local coffee to serve during Winter classes!
snacks to share
teach a class during the Winter
your enthusiasm

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Resume Writing Workshop

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Whether you're hunting for a job or not, it's important to keep your resume up-to-date. Your resume affirms all the hard work you've done and are currently doing. Plus, you want your resume readily available should you decide to make a change (or if you're forced to). Join this resume writing workshop for tips, discussions on when a cover letter is needed, ways to communicate a skill in one sentence, resume layout examples and No-No's, and how to add your personality to a resume! *You may bring your resume, but it is not required. You will be provided with samples to work from.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise from a local Indy business or something handmade/local
calligraphy paper (aka “marker paper” that is 13.5 lbs)
dark chocolate
individually bagged tea
maps of places other than Indiana (international, even!)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
tea or dish towels (preferably new)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
unused postcards
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
wine

About the teacher, Joanna Schreck

A TSI organizer and craft lover!

Backyard Chicken Keeping Basics

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Backyard chicken keeping is a rewarding pastime and a healthy, sustainable way to provide fresh eggs and/or meat for your family. Backyard chickens can also be put to work in the garden tilling, aerating, and fertilizing. They also provide excellent organic pest control and turn your kitchen scraps into high quality fertilizer. This class will cover the basics of keeping a small scale backyard flock. We will discuss proper shelter (including winter and summer care), basic nutrition, choosing a breed, and solutions for common problems you may encounter.

Bring one of the following:
any garden supplies like saved seeds or worm castings
Ditomaceaous Earth
dried meal worms
locally grown produce
oyster shell, grit, or scratch grains
raw, local honey
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Jessi Wright

Jessi has been an avid chicken keeper for 2 years with a small flock in an urban setting. She also kept chickens in a rural setting growing up and has always loved helping and teaching others.

Living With Less Life-Hacks

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

One of the most popular new trends now is the Minimalist Movement. Everywhere you look, you see people in tiny houses and trying to simplify their lives. This isn't a new idea. Teresa's parents were married during the Depression, and minimalism was the general lifestyle, not a trend. As a result of that, Teresa learned a lot of old fashioned tips and tricks. In this class, you will learn simple tips so that you can truly live with less. You'll learn new uses for dental floss, Ball canning jars, and that bag inside your cereal box. You will learn how to mail a photograph or certificate without it getting bent. Get the most out of the dried herbs you cook with and other cooking tips. You will leave knowing at least one thing you didn't know before that you will demonstrate to amaze your friends. Come prepared to share a great tip that you learned from your mother or someone else.

Bring one of the following:
(not too old) magazines for hospital patients
a coffee mug
a fun board or card game (new or used)
an empty Parmesan cheese container with the green lid
canning jars, new or used
old maps
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Come learn how to make a beautiful felt throw pillow to decorate your own home or to make as a gift! Sewing with felt is very forgiving, feels great in your hands, and creates a beautiful graphic product. You will learn some modern geometric designs that you can mix and match during class. You can work in bright colors, neutrals, ombre, etc - whatever your style! In this class, you will learn an easy sewing technique, cut and baste your felt, and get started sewing! These techniques and designs are something you can take home and use again in many combinations to make an array of designs. *Students will be provided with basic felt for the pillow's base, needles, glue for basting, pins, and thread but will need to provide the supplies listed as the barter item. If you cannot provide the needed supplies please contact Trade School 48 hours prior to class.

Bring one of the following:
SUPPLIES - 5-10 pieces of felt no smaller than 4x4 inches (or equivalent in larger pieces) & something to stuff your pillow (cut up strips of old t-shirts or fabric, craft stuffing, soft foam, etc)
SUPPLIES + a surprise for your teacher - ball of yarn from natural materials, live plants, dark chocolate, flowers or anything from your garden
SUPPLIES + thimbles and sharp scissors to share with your classmates
SUPPLIES + volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Molly Isenbarger

Molly is a crafter with a love of modern aesthetic and all things handmade. She is a quilter, knitter, baker, gardener, DIY home renovator (and an accountant)! She loves teaching and bringing people together in creative gatherings. Almost all these activities happen in the company of her Boxer pup, Gideon.

Beginning Knitting, Part 1

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Do you know the difference between knitting needles and chopsticks? Do you think a ball of yarn is just a cat toy? Then this beginners class is the class for you! There will be three classes so you can learn the basics, plus be able to come back the next time and brag or ask for help. In the first class, you will learn the very basics of knitting: casting on (getting the yarn onto the needle), and the basic knit stitch. Knitting can be a very relaxing and useful activity. Let's have some fun! All supplies will be provided. Bring a sense of humor and a willingness to learn.

Bring one of the following:
a fun board or card game (new or used)
a wonderful recipe that's easy to make
an empty parmesan cheese container with the green lid
old maps, any size
reusable grocery bags
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

Beginning Knitting, Part 2

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Do you know the difference between knitting needles and chopsticks? Do you think a ball of yarn is just a cat toy? Then this is the class for you! This is a class for beginners. There will be three classes so you can learn the basics, plus be able to come back the next time and brag or ask for help. In the second class, you will review the previous class and learn the purl stitch. We might even find out why it's called "purl." Knitting can be a very relaxing and useful activity. Let's have some fun! All supplies will be provided. Bring a sense of humor and a willingness to learn.

Bring one of the following:
a wonderful recipe that's easy to make
canning jars, new or used
cookies to share with the class
reusable grocery bags
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

Poetry for Anyone and Everyone

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

We’re tackling poetry to make it less intimidating/boring/pointless. We’re all creators. That means we’re all capable of making poems, and it also means that we're happier and healthier when we're creating something. That something doesn’t need to be poetry, but poetry happens to be the cheapest, most portable art form. Not to mention it’s incredibly therapeutic. In this class we’ll read, listen, think, and write. Ideally, you’ll leave with a new sense of confidence in how to approach someone else’s poetry and a renewed sense of confidence in writing your own. P.S. Your cranky inner-critic and skeptic are not invited to attend. Should you choose to bring yours, they will be asked to wait for you in the hall for the duration of the class.

Bring one of the following:
a promise to share/read/participate whenever called upon during class
bourbon
local honey in any form
loose-leaf tea
popcorn (please NOT the microwave kind)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Jenny Walton

Jenny's a communications professional with a degree in writing and experience as a creative teaching artist for kids in the inner-city and as a poetry editor for an online publication. She reads and writes and is just as uncomfortable as you are about letting other people see her own poems. This is her first time teaching with Trade School!

Beginning Knitting, Part 3

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Do you know the difference between knitting needles and chopsticks? Do you think a ball of yarn is just a cat toy? Then this is the class for you! This is a class for beginners. There will be three meetings so you can learn the basics, plus be able to come back the next time and brag or ask for help. In the third class, you will learn how to bind it off (finish) when you are done. During this class, you will also learn a few basic stitch patterns. Knitting can be a very relaxing and useful activity. Let's have some fun! All supplies will be provided. Bring a sense of humor and a willingness to learn.

Bring one of the following:
a coffee mug
cookies to share with the class
not too old magazines for hospital patients
reusable grocery bags
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

Integrated Yoga

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Yoga occurs within everyone almost everyday. It is when it becomes a conscious practice that it becomes life changing. Yoga is not simply a physical pose but what happens within the posture. Although everyone's strength, flexibility, and balance will be challenged, this would not be considered an exercise course. This class is available and accessible to people of all ages and abilities. *Students should wear stretchy breathable layers of clothing as well being willing to bring their own water bottle and available yoga mat. Extra mats will be present, please email us 48 hours in advance if you do not have access to a yoga mat!

Bring one of the following:
a bicycle seat
a bird bath heater
a fresh baked good, homemade pickles, or homemade wine
a spool of wire
a surprise!
an equal hour of bodywork, energywork, or a guitar lesson (email your teacher before class)
empty kombucha bottles
kitchen scissors
live plants
local honey
natural bar soap
rainbow peppercorns
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
table fountain
taper candles
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
wild bird seed
yoga mats

About the teacher, Brandon Joe Rutten

Brandon Joe Rutten has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, teaching yoga for over 9 years, and has been a Thai bodyworker and acro yogi for 8 years. Before finding yoga he was 100 pounds heavier and was a very different and dreadful person. He has grown to be a playful and encouraging instructor, welcoming others to grow within their own practices toward a deeper sense of being.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Students will get a basic look at the “need to knows” of investing for retirement, an understanding of why starting small now is the best thing you can do for yourself, and participants will work through an exercise to see what long term results they can expect from their current or desired saving/investing habits!

Bring one of the following:
a candle
a scarf
a surprise
anything homemade
anything old or vintage
something else you'd like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Keely Butrum

Keely Butrum is a Financial Advisor at Raymond James, an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designee through the College for Financial Planning, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. She began her career in financial services in 2004 and has since been serving high net worth individuals & families, publically traded & small companies, 401k plans, and not for profit organizations in managing and planning their financial affairs. Keely has Series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 66 licenses, Indiana Life and Health Insurance licenses, as well as being long term care licensed, and fluent in Spanish. She genuinely enjoys the opportunity to help people plan for the financial future they desire – truly a rewarding role to play in someone’s life. Outside of the office, Keely serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Violence Network, serves on the Board of Directors for Love INC., is an Ex-Officio Advisory Board member for Women’s Fund of CICF, a graduate of Leadership Hancock County, winner of the 2015 Stacia Alyea Excellence in Leadership Award, and co-owns Elegance Outdoor, LLC.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Chicago. Chi-Town. The Windy City. The City of Big Shoulders. Whatever you call it, it's the third-largest city in the United States. It's famous for its world-class architecture, iconic 'L' trains, and deep-dish pizza. While the thought of visiting Chicago is exciting, it also can be overwhelming. What's the best way to get there? Is there an inexpensive place to stay? How do I get around once I'm there? What should I visit? In this class, we will talk about how to have an amazing weekend in Chicago. We'll address a variety of budgets and discuss travel, lodging, and entertainment options. We'll even compare the most famous deep-dish restaurants. Students will walk away with knowledge about what to visit, how to get around, and where to find the best Chicago-style hot dog.

Bring one of the following:
a book by your favorite author
an introduction to a creative (email your teacher before class)
local produce
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
something handmade (soap, candles, art, etc.)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Dawn Olsen

Dawn is a native Iowan, an Indy resident, and an Oxford comma addict. She is enamored with reading, writing, historic buildings, cats, and Oreos. She writes for Pivot Marketing, but she also is an administrator for the local Instagram community, @igersindy. When she's not working, Dawn is en route--on the road, on a train, on a trip.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Is the glass half empty or half full? Many people in the US operate on an economy of scarcity. The answer is: it doesn’t matter - there isn’t enough water! An economy of abundance builds on existing community resources to create a sustainable local economy. The answer becomes: it doesn’t matter - we have enough water! Join us for a discussion about the culture of abundant communities and their traits. We’ll then look at one approach that creates a parallel economy or alternative currency for neighborhoods in Indianapolis. TimeBank Indy is creating a time and service exchange network that fosters new ways of looking at time, wealth and community.

Bring one of the following:
a local or homemade good or food item
a poem
a story about a time when you experienced someone's kindness, generosity, trust, or forgiveness
an example of a neighbor, friend or family member showing hospitality to a stranger
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Todd Fuqua

Todd is a reflector and connector, constantly seeking ways to leverage the abundance in this world through strong community. He rides a motorcycle, loves to travel, is an artist and photographer, and likes to break stereotypes. A geek at heart with over 20 years of work experience in computers and information technology (IT), Todd loves working with people and organizations to make the most of their IT investments.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Knowing how to sew on a button or fix the hem in a pair of pants will save you stress and money. Learn basic hand sewing skills and where to buy notions to save your wardrobe like buttons, hems, hooks, snaps, and thread chain. *Students will need to provide the supplies listed as the barter item - but often one package of hook and eye or hook and bar are enough for a class. Barter system is in high play here! Let us know if you’d be willing to share. Here is a pinterest board of all items needed for this class for those who are not familiar (https://www.pinterest.com/kuglerbk/the-basics-life-sewing-materials/). If it seems like a lot of loot, remember that this is a sewing kit that you’ll actually use. If you cannot provide the needed supplies please contact Trade School 48 hours prior to class.

Bring one of the following:
SUPPLIES - hand sewing needles, a spool of thread in a neutral color (black, white, navy, brown, gray), scissors, a hook and eye, & a hook and bar
SUPPLIES + a surprise for your teacher - sz 14-18 patterns, cookies to share
SUPPLIES + supplies to share
SUPPLIES + to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Brittany Kugler

Brittany Kugler has 8 years of tips and tricks from professional regional theatre costume and wig departments. She's stitched, wigged, styled, made-up and corseted. Her passion for sewing and costumes goes back to the days of childhood dress up and candy crammed Halloweens. Brittany also works and teaches at Crimson Tate :: Modern Quilter on Mass Ave.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Join us for the first of a three part series exploring how the Marvel comic stories have been translated for the screen. In part one we will be discussing the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers. Also, what Saturday morning filled with comic book characters would be complete without breakfast cereal!? You can bring your favorite to share with class as your barter item if you choose!

Bring one of the following:
cereal to share with class
dairy, soy, or almond milk to share with class
homemade baked goods
juice (orange, apple, cranberry, etc) to share with class
local beer (IPAs prefered)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, David Bruce

David Bruce is a freelance graphic designer and Indianapolis native. An avid comic book reader since the age of 10 David has studied comic books both for fun and for academic study. He is also public affairs non-commissioned officer in the Indiana National Guard. Outside of work and comic books David enjoys biking and making up internal monologues for his cat.

Intro to Card Making

1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Tired of buying greeting cards at the store? Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own? Come to this class to learn the basics of creating handmade cards. We'll be discussing different kinds of stamps, inks, adhesives and tools to get you started in paper crafting. Students will leave with 1-2 handmade cards!

Bring one of the following:
a handmade surprise
adhesives like glue dots or tape runners
fun pens or mechanical pencils
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
white cardstock

About the teacher, Cheryl Piotrowski

Cheryl is a full-time paper crafter who loves to make cards, scrapbooks, and various DIY Pinterest projects. She loves teaching others techniques to create something meaningful. When not crafting, you can find Cheryl watching tennis or hockey.

Developing Ideas for Social Good

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Ideas are building blocks and our modern currency. We are living during an age many are calling the Idea Economy, yet ideas often have invisible and intangible connections, like roots below the surface, to places, things, cultures and other ideas that go unnamed and unattended to…These are often the very aspects of ideas that give them weight, impact, context and meaning--and make you feel inspired. In fact, these hidden attributes and connections may help solve a problem or point to important opportunities. Whether its an idea for a creative project, sustainable business, organizational strategy, event or book, learn how to add breadth and depth to your ideas through the use of tools and processes for critical and creative thinking and idea development. *Bring that skeleton of an idea you want to flesh out, or that vague feeling you might have one, and you will leave with resources, a schematic and an action list.

Bring one of the following:
a one-on-one sewing lesson (email your teacher before class to schedule)
a quality item of vintage clothing from the 60s, 70s or 80s
a quality used or vintage book ((literary, philosophical, cultural topics preferred)
a quality vintage vinyl record from the 60s, 70s or 80s
something else you'd like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
the idea you wish to develop that you can share with the class
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Amy Rubin

Amy is a writer, vintage-lover, creative and social entrepreneur. She fights for social justice, against anti-intellectualism and anticipates the coming of a Poetic Economy. She may very well be a Neo Transcendentalist.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Ancient healers in China observed that those who lived in tune with nature and the seasons were blessed with health, happiness, and longevity. They developed the Chinese medical system to understand how to live in harmony with the seasons. Even in our modern world, we can use these time-tested observations to thrive this winter. In this class, we will explore easy lifestyle habits, diet therapy and recipes, herbal medicine, self-acupressure, and qi gong exercises that will keep you on the ski slopes and out of the Kleenex box this winter. Kate will finish the class with a group acupuncture/relaxation session. *If you have any health / dietary concerns, please contact us before signing-up. You should bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes appropriate for light movement exercises. If you are unable to bring a yoga mat, please contact us before signing-up. If you would like to receive acupuncture during class, you will need to fill out a brief health form and consent to treatment the day of class. If you do not want to receive acupuncture, there will be a concurrent relaxation/breathing exercise.

Bring one of the following:
a hand-written quote or piece of advice
an educational book
an old photograph
anything locally made (or handmade yourself!)
fresh flowers
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
your favorite wine

About the teacher, Kate Downes

Kate is an acupuncturist & herbalist with expertise in the complex world of women's health. She loves to help women take control of their health and find happiness along the way. When she's not playing with tiny needles, you might find her thrift shopping, reading cookbooks, or planning her next adventure.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

In recent decades, the t-shirt has not only become an important means of personal expression, but an informal platform for ideas, opinions and attitudes. Add to this a DIY sensibility, a desire to craft your own message and to do so sustainably (e.g. not using cheap tees made in China for important social messages) and you will leave this class with your own perfectly imperfect social message T! In this class we’ll start with a brief into on cultivating and supporting a more sustainable style—and, why—then dig into creating your own tee with a quote, social message or saying that you think is important to convey, or part of your style. *You will need to bring ideas for a quote, saying or social message to put on your tee (word count to 25 or under will work best) and a t-shirt (thrifted or one from home) that is plain and that you like (extra tees will be available). NOTE: no offensive or hateful (e.g. racist, homophobic, misogynist, etc.) words, please, although certain emphatic words with asterisks (ex. f******) may be in your style range and acceptable.

Bring one of the following:
a one-on-one sewing lesson (email your teacher before class to schedule)
a quality piece of vintage clothing from the 60s, 70s or 80s
a quality used women’s tee in good shape (no stains, no basic Hanes, etc.)
a quality used/vintage book (literary, philosophical, cultural preferred)
a quality vintage vinyl record from the 60s, 70s or 80s
something else you'd like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
to make an extra tee and leave it behind
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Amy Rubin

Amy is a writer, vintage-lover, creative and social entrepreneur. She fights for social justice, against anti-intellectualism and anticipates the coming of a Poetic Economy. She may very well be a Neo Transcendentalist.

Art is Vulgar!

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

The history of art has been filled with rabble-rousers and in 90 minutes we'll explore the shocking vulgarity that has caused societies to gasp and wince. This class has nudity, violence, sex! It has it all! Seriously, this class will explore a wide range of themes that could include sexuality, sociopolitical commentary, gender stereotypes, etc. Attend at your own risk!

Bring one of the following:
beads
cookbooks
crystals/gemstones
handmade soap
locally roasted coffee (regular or decaf)
something else you'd like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to teach a class during the Winter (email Trade School before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Despi Ross

Despi is a collision of old and new. She loves high-tech everything and cutting-edge science but also has a healthy respect for doing some things the old-fashioned way (like making biscuits from scratch, growing food organically and taking black & white photographs with actual film). She is also about passionate about buying, cooking, and eating local, sustainable food and loves art, action movies, beekeeping, toy collecting, music on vinyl and hunting for treasure in thrift stores.

The Seven Cooperative Principles

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

What is a co-op and why should we care about them? From Michael Johnson, "A co-operative can be a social and political institution as well as an economic enterprise through which individual members can consciously connect with and serve the common good of us all—starting with their community, then onto a network of like cooperatives, onto the whole cooperative movement here in the States and across the globe, and onto all other movements and efforts for greater democracy, cooperation, peace, economic well-being, and ecological sanity." Join this open discussion about why co-ops are important and learn more about Indy's local co-op community!

Bring one of the following:
a surprise with the Trade School logo on it
anything local or handmade (dairy & soy free treats, candles, dried lavender, a surprise)
information on a local co-op you know or are inspired by
locally roasted coffee to serve at Trade School
seasonal & local produce
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
to teach a class during the Winter (email Trade School before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
visit the Pogue's Run Grocer co-op if you've never been before

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Basics of Home Buying

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

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

Bring one of the following:
a case of small bottled water
art supplies (brushes, paints, 8 x 10 canvases, washable markers, construction paper, glue sticks, fabric markers and paints, fabric glue, foam shapes with adhesive backing, stickers (especially butterflies), ribbons (all colors)
boxes of tissues
coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, individual creamers, 8-oz cups with lids, sugar or sweetener packets (for lobby coffee station)
new hats, scarves, or mittens for children
small bottled water
something else you'd like to offer to The Legacy House (https://www.facebook.com/LegacyHouseIndianapolis)
to teach a class during the Winter (email Trade School before class)
to volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, Kim Mathews

Kimberly Irving began her career in the mortgage industry over 15 years ago. She prides herself in providing borrowers of all credit grades with loans that are tailored to fit their individual financial needs. Clients looking to purchase a new home or refinance existing homes can count on her to analyze credit, income and assets to be sure she meets their needs and investor guidelines. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. Joe Smith is a full time Realtor working in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. His experience includes millions of dollars in closed transactions and graduating at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, he specializes in helping home buyers find their dream home while also achieving better results and control throughout the transaction. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing with his two amazing daughters and relaxing at the park. Kim Mathews has 5 years of insurance experience and 3 years of experience running an independent agency. She works with over 15 different companies and is able to shop rates through a variety of carriers. She is adamant about empowering her clients and prospects through education and encourages them to ask questions about anything that does not make sense. She has a black lab mix named Rigsby, and in her free time she enjoys traveling and camping.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This is a planning group for serious social justice advocates.* The purpose of the meeting will be to plan a six-week test group for a citizen-focused, neighborhood-based social justice outreach group designed to safely engage people (and join in the struggle) in issues of social justice, including racism, sexism, homo- and trans-phobia, etc. The effort will pivot around concepts of cultural and institutional domination, supremacy, violence, privilege and bias and promote non-violent communication. The goal is to facilitate and initiate connections between people, social change and ideas and further each person’s impact through collective support. Those who have committed and completed the 6 test-group sessions (either meeting at Trade School or another location) will receive a social justice themed yard sign and/or T-shirt and the option to further participate as a leader and community activist in the neighborhood outreach effort. This is a call for citizen-driven, citizen-based activism and courageous, entrepreneurial, open-minded and empathetic Indianapolis citizen-participant-leaders who are willing to take on this task with some rigor, research, outreach and responsible experimentalism. *Advocates who need no convincing of the power of promoting feminist, anti-racist, decolonizing beliefs and practices.

Bring one of the following:
bring a team-ready fellow social justice advocate to the meeting
donate an extra social justice yard sign or T-shirt (Black Lives Matter, Fire Pence, This is What a Feminist Looks Like, etc. - please do not buy)
your commitment to a work group requiring 1-2 hours a week over the course of 2-3 months (flexible scheduling)
your commitment to participate in a planning work group and 6-week test group session
your commitment to write a blog post or letter to the editor on a social justice issue and how it relates to institutional ideas and practices

About the teacher, Amy Rubin

Amy is a writer, vintage-lover, creative and social entrepreneur. She fights for social justice, against anti-intellectualism and anticipates the coming of a Poetic Economy. She may very well be a Neo Transcendentalist.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

In part two of our three part Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series we will be discussing all things MCU television! We will take a look at Agents of Shield, Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, the series that are upcoming on Netflix and how all of these fit into the world of the MCU films. Attendance at for the first class is not required for part two so join us for a fun morning of comic book characters and sugary breakfast cereals! You can bring your favorite to share with class as your barter item if you choose!

Bring one of the following:
cereal to share with class
dairy, soy, or almond milk to share with class
homemade baked goods
juice (orange, apple, cranberry, etc) to share with class
local beer (IPAs preferred)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, David Bruce

David Bruce is a freelance graphic designer and Indianapolis native. An avid comic book reader since the age of 10 David has studied comic books both for fun and for academic study. He is also public affairs non-commissioned officer in the Indiana National Guard. Outside of work and comic books David enjoys biking and making up internal monologues for his cat.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Learn how to properly take your measurements! Whether you’re buying clothing online or joining a bridal party, you will know that you’ll fit in the outfit. This is also useful for those learning how to read clothing patterns to pick the correct size pattern. *If you got em - bring a friend, a pencil, and a measuring tape. We will be partnering up. If you come solo, then be prepared to make a new friend! I will be supplying worksheets with a listing of measurements we'll take.

Bring one of the following:
a local or handmade surprise
a snack to share
bagged tea
canned goods (to be donated)
mason jars
punch glasses
something else you'd like to offer (contact your teacher before class)
volunteer time before and after class as a facilitator (email classes@tradeschool.coop)
wooden photo frames
your pledge to teach a class if you have never taught before (email classes@tradeschool.coop)

About the teacher, Brittany Kugler

Brittany Kugler has 8 years of tips and tricks from professional regional theatre costume and wig departments. She's stitched, wigged, styled, made-up and corseted. Her passion for sewing and costumes goes back to the days of childhood dress up and candy crammed Halloweens. Brittany also works and teaches at Crimson Tate :: Modern Quilter on Mass Ave.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

In our final Marvel class we will be discussing the films based on Marvel comics that fall outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Today Marvel is the most dominate name in entertainment but not too long ago a struggling Marvel licensed out some of it’s most prominent properties including the X-Men series and Spiderman to stay afloat. In this class we will discuss these films, the comic books they were based on, and how the MCU has adapted their film stories to account for not being able to use those characters. Join us for the final part of the Marvel page to screen series! What Saturday morning filled with comic book characters would be complete without breakfast cereal!? You can bring your favorite sugary cereal (or healthy cereal if you insist) as your barter item if you choose!

Bring one of the following:
cereal to share with class
dairy, soy, or almond milk to share with class
homemade baked goods
juice (orange, apple, cranberry, etc) to share with class
local beer (IPAs preferred)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)

About the teacher, David Bruce

David Bruce is a freelance graphic designer and Indianapolis native. An avid comic book reader since the age of 10 David has studied comic books both for fun and for academic study. He is also public affairs non-commissioned officer in the Indiana National Guard. Outside of work and comic books David enjoys biking and making up internal monologues for his cat.

Basic Candle Making

1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

If you have ever felt like you paid too much for a candle, this class is for you! This will be an easy candle making class. We will talk about commercially made candles versus homemade candles, and you will make a candle to take home! *The "wax" will be provided, but students will need to provide essential oils to scent your candle (or you can leave it unscented) and a 4" or shorter votive holder. If you cannot provide the needed supplies please contact Trade School 48 hours prior to class.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
*REQUIRED: supplies in class description
a surprise (locally made goods, canning jars, cookies, cake, organic essential oils, raw organic shea/mango butter, jazz or 80's records)
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
supplies to share!

About the teacher, Desiree

Desiree is a Program Educator at the Indianapolis Zoo, working to teach all things environmental to people of all ages. She is originally from Arizona and has lived in Washington DC, but is happy to call Indy her home. When she is not working, she enjoys hanging out with her wife, two dogs, two cats, six chickens, and micro-farm. She also enjoys writing, local sustainable food, ethical local farms, and traveling.

Letter Writing Social & Mail Art

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Even with the ever-increasing postal rates, there are still a small group of us who believe in sending handwritten letters and postcards. In this Valentine's Day-themed class, you will be introduced to the world of mail art and mail swapping. We will discuss where to find pen pals and how you can use your artistic talents when sending mail. We'll also talk about postal rules, the best mail swapping sites, and all of the interesting items you can send or potentially receive! Each student will create a Valentine (we'll mail it for you!), leave with fun mail goodies, and get to play with our awesome typewriter.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
funky pens or pencils
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
mail supplies (stamps, zany & sassy stationery or cards)
picture books or chapter books
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
something handmade (soap, candles, art, etc.)

About the teacher, Dawn Olsen

Dawn is a native Iowan, an Indy resident, and an Oxford comma addict. She is enamored with reading, writing, historic buildings, cats, and Oreos. She writes for Pivot Marketing, but she also is an administrator for the local Instagram community, @igersindy. When she's not working, Dawn is en route--on the road, on a train, on a trip.

Icing & Stacking a Cake like a Pro

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Be prepared for a one-of-a-kind, interactive cake decorating experience! Students participating in this fun and hands-on class will learn how to level a cake, ice a cake in two different textures, and how to properly stack a two-tier cake. By the end of this class, every student will be able to ice and stack a cake like a pro! *Cake boards and boxes will be provided, but students will need to provide (1) one un-iced and un-leveled 6" round cake in any flavor, (1) one un-iced and un-leveled 8" round cake in any flavor, and (4) 16 oz containers of icing. If you cannot provide the needed supplies please contact Trade School 48 hours prior to class.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
*REQUIRED: supplies in class description
a surprise: local wine, a self-help book, free-range eggs, gardening help in Spring 2016, flavoring extracts
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership

About the teacher, Asia Coffee

A native of Indianapolis, Asia Coffee is a commercial interior designer by profession who loves to decorate cakes and teach cake decorating classes in her spare time. She has been decorating for family and friends for seven years and has been teaching for five years as a certified Wilton Method Instructor. Asia is passionate about cake decorating and is looking forward to the exciting opportunity to share her knowledge with others through Trade School!

Doodle & Draw Your Way to Artwork

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This relaxed Winter art class will be about capturing colorful imagination on paper through use of versatile colored pencils. Students will learn different drawing and sketching techniques like exercising different pencil strokes with light, medium and heavy pressures, varied lines with width and weight, different strokes and movement - textured and calligraphic lines which create a feeling of dimension in drawing, creating patterns of dots and dashes on paper, cross hatched pencil strokes - and more! Participants will finish their own artworks by the end of class. *No. 2 pencils and drawing paper will be provided, but students will need to provide colored pencils. If you cannot provide the needed supplies please contact Trade School 48 hours prior to class.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
*REQUIRED: colored pencils
a surprise: cauliflower, cake, pears, tomatoes, brownies, onions, garlic, tea, instant coffee, or chocolate chip cookies
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
volunteer to give your teacher a ride home (Downtown Indy)

About the teacher, Rumman Ali

Rumman ali is an artist, philosopher and a cook. She likes to indulge in anything aesthetically pleasing. She has been cooking at home or campus for her husband and friends for last 12 years, since she came to study at winona state university MN. Now she is studying at IUPUI for anthropology degree. She was born in India and learned her cooking skills from her mother, aunts and domestic maids while growing up there.

Odd Monday Knitters

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This is a social knitting group for those who have basic knitting skills where you can come to enjoy each others' company while you learn more advanced techniques, improve your skills, or just come to knit in a supportive group atmosphere. We can also explore the many charitable opportunities out there that need knitters. This group is guided by you. We only have a sign-up so we can reserve the space and have some idea how many will be there!

Bring one of the following:
enthusiasm!
everything listed
questions
share your success (show what you are making/have made)
tips and tricks

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

What problem are you writing about, thinking about or trying to solve for your business, your workplace or initiative? To think out of the box, sometimes you need to get out of the box, or use a different box. This class will give you a unique opportunity to gain insight outside of your usual context and among a small group of peers working non-competitively on disparate issues. Design thinking is a trendy term that can be intimidating and treated as the property of swank marketing firms. Find out how you can tap into some of the same skills on your own to produce different results and generate new ideas and solutions. Students will gain a deeper understanding of problem-solving techniques and learn new mental frameworks and attitudes. You will develop a working draft of a designed solution to your problem and a self-generated list of action steps to further flesh out your solution. The “problem” that you bring may be as small or large, as practical or intangible, as parochial or vague as you wish, but be prepared, it’s size and scope may change in any direction as you come to understand it better. You are free to share aspects or ask questions about your problem or, if you prefer, keep it to yourself as you think through it and apply what you learn.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a locally made good/surprise
a one-on-one sewing lesson (email your teacher before class to schedule)
a quality item of vintage clothing from the 60s, 70s or 80s
a quality used or vintage book ((literary, philosophical, cultural topics preferred)
a quality vintage vinyl record from the 60s, 70s or 80s
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
the problem you are working on that you can share with the class

About the teacher, Amy Rubin

Amy is a writer, vintage-lover, creative and social entrepreneur. She fights for social justice, against anti-intellectualism and anticipates the coming of a Poetic Economy. She may very well be a Neo Transcendentalist.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

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

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a favorite recipe
any handmade or locally bought items that you want to share
any tips or inspirational ideas that you would like to share with the class (please contact your teacher before the class)
canned food or bottled water to donate to Wheeler Mission
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Mary Louzon

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

How to Instagram: The Basics

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social media networks, with more than 300 million users. While it offers the opportunity to view beautiful images and connect with others around the world, it can be tricky to get used to. What sort of photos should I post? Should I use hashtags? What editing apps should I use? In this class, we will talk about how turn photos into Instagram masterpieces. We'll address a variety of editing apps and discuss how you can find connections and community through Instagram. We'll even make lists of useful hashtags. Students will walk away with knowledge about editing, "re-gramming," sending direct messages, and how to grow an organic follower count. *Please come to class with an Instagram profile already set up (but don't worry about posting images).

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a list of your favorite Instagrammers
an idea for an "Instameet" (a photo walk) you would like to attend
an introduction to a creative (email your teacher before class)
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
picture books or chapter books
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
something handmade (soap, candles, art, etc.)

About the teacher, Dawn Olsen

Dawn is a native Iowan, an Indy resident, and an Oxford comma addict. She is enamored with reading, writing, historic buildings, cats, and Oreos. She writes for Pivot Marketing, but she also is an administrator for the local Instagram community, @igersindy. When she's not working, Dawn is en route--on the road, on a train, on a trip.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

For those who have taken Problem Solving 101, on Design Thinking, but wish to further drill down on the issues, expand your thinking on it or get specific feedback, this class will give you an opportunity to share with third-party participants how you applied design thinking to your problem and where you are getting stuck. This is a chance to get direct feedback, outside your organization or effort, from people not invested in any particular outcome. Participants will gain a better understanding of why this “non-investment” is important, the value of multiple perspectives and the nature of “letting go” of the need to manage the process. This small group coaching session will provide you with critical and creative feedback on your designed solution, and, a list of action steps for solution generation or solution implementation.

Bring one of the following:
*I have arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a locally made good/surprise
a one-on-one sewing lesson (email your teacher before class to schedule)
a quality item of vintage clothing from the 60s, 70s or 80s
a quality used or vintage book ((literary, philosophical, cultural topics preferred)
a quality vintage vinyl record from the 60s, 70s or 80s
attend a 45 minute Trade School volunteer training before class
give back to Trade School with a PWYC membership
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
the problem you are working on that you can share with the class

About the teacher, Amy Rubin

Amy is a writer, vintage-lover, creative and social entrepreneur. She fights for social justice, against anti-intellectualism and anticipates the coming of a Poetic Economy. She may very well be a Neo Transcendentalist.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Be the first to see our Spring calendar! We're hosting a Spring social and recipe swap to celebrate our upcoming classes from March-May! Hang out with our teachers and organizers to learn more about Trade School and enjoy some homemade food together. Complimentary beverages will be provided along with plenty of opportunities to meet interesting people and engage with your community. Interested students will be able to register for classes on-site. Interested teachers will be able to speak with organizers about their class ideas too! For the recipe swap, bring a copy of your recipe (with printed copies if you can) and enough of your recipe for at least 10-15 people to taste (doesn't have to be a full meal!). Because of our limited "kitchen" - we recommend that you pick a recipe that is eaten cold, but please feel free to bring your favorite warm recipe on paper. If you have access to burners or a way to keep something warm, please bring/let us know you can help with this! *As this FIRST FRIDAY there will be wanderers. Please be willing to share!

Bring one of the following:
a housewarming gift with the Trade School logo on it (bunting, posters, art, photographs, surprises)
a recipe + your prepared recipe for others to taste
attend an upcoming volunteer training for class volunteers (be sure & speak with us before you leave & please note you will need to be a member)
curiosity about Trade School!
fresh flowers, live plants/succulents, or dried lavender (in a pot if you can) to spruce the space up!
submit a Spring class by 2/26
support Trade School with a PWYC membership

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Odd Monday Knitters

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This is a social knitting group for those who have basic knitting skills where you can come to enjoy each others' company while you learn more advanced techniques, improve your skills, or just come to knit in a supportive group atmosphere. We can also explore the many charitable opportunities out there that need knitters. This group is guided by you. We only have a sign-up so we can reserve the space and have some idea how many will be there!

Bring one of the following:
All of the above
Enthusiasm!
Questions!
Show and Tell!
Tips and Tricks!

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Did you know that there are thousands of sewing patterns online? You can download them to your computer, and print them from a home printer! In this class students will learn the benefits of downloadable patterns, where to find them (for free and for sale), and how to assemble and use them. *If you have extra scissors and/or tape you are willing to share please bring them!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a live plant
a local or handmade surprise
a treat to share with the class
an hour DSLR photography lesson
extra tape or scissors to share
old craft materials that you have sitting around that you want to get rid of
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Madeline Stage

Madeline Stage is an Indie Pattern Designer with a special love for using up unwanted craft materials. She has been making up her own sewing patterns since she was 7, studied pattern design in college, and is now making a living out of it. In her spare time she likes to run, swing dance, try new things, do anything outdoors, make funny faces at her husband, and share her love of creating!

Email Newsletters 101

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Having an email newsletter is the easiest (and cheapest) way to reach a lot of people at once to spread the good word! Whether you own a business, organize a non-profit, or send out general announcements on behalf of a neighborhood or group - having a newsletter set up will make your life a whole lot easier. Using Mailchimp (it's FREE!), we will work together to create, design, and manage a database for your newsletter. This class is for people who have never sent a newsletter or used Mailchimp, and it's recommended you understand how to use a computer and send email to benefit. This is a 2-part class. In this first introduction course we will get your account set up, design a basic template, import any email addresses, and come up with a plan for your future newsletters. *This is a BYOD (bring your own device) class in which students will be expected and encouraged to work through exercises and learn by using their own computer.

Bring one of the following:
a local or handmade surprise
a must-read book for my upcoming road trip
anything lavender that's natural
blank portable sketchbooks
local/seasonal food
natural soaps/toiletries for my upcoming road trip
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
something with the Trade School logo on it
your computer and enthusiam

About the teacher, Brittany West

Brittany has been a part of Trade School since co-founding the Indianapolis branch in 2012. Through organizing she has discovered a profound love for bartering, sustainability, practical skills, solidarity economies, and cooperatives. Today, she works with organizers globally to open new Trade School chapters and write a Trade School book that is being published late 2016!

Odd Monday Knitters

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This is a social knitting group for those who have basic knitting skills where you can come to enjoy each others' company while you learn more advanced techniques, improve your skills, or just come to knit in a supportive group atmosphere. We can also explore the many charitable opportunities out there that need knitters. This group is guided by you. We only have a sign-up so we can reserve the space and have some idea how many will be there!

Bring one of the following:
all of the above
enthusiasm!
questions!
show and tell!
tips and tricks!

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Do you love to eat? Interested in learning more about Japanese food? Just a film buff? Come watch director Juzo Itami’s 1985 cult classic Tampopo with Trade School Indy! This wacky movie combines the subject of Japanese food with the action of a spaghetti western to become the first ever "ramen western". See below for a synopsis of the movie. Make sure to eat dinner before coming! There will be a 15 minute talkback/teaching period both before and after the movie discussing the cinematic techniques and conceits of Japanese film within this movie. Synopsis: “A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.” Run time: 1 hr, 54 mins (IMDB)

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
A haiku
a local or handmade surprise
An hour foreign language lesson
An hour knitting lesson (my contact info is in the registration email)
Favorite recipe
Ground coffee (sealed package)
Movie snacks for class
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Your favorite coffee, tea, beer, or wine

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad is currently living abroad and completing his PhD in Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He recently successfully completed a move abroad, along with his wife and pets.

How to Pitch the Media

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Everyone has a story. Some are heard by the masses. Others never see the light of day. Have you ever wondered how local businesses, people, and events get their stories covered by the media? This class will share, step-by-step, how to “pitch” your story to local media. You’ll leave with tips on the best way to get your message heard and even a few media contacts. The class with end with a Q&A. *All tangible barter items will be donated to local domestic violence shelters!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
A knitting or yoga/pilates lesson (my contact info is in the registration email to arrange with me)
Body wash
Light bulbs
One cool story idea
socks and/or underwear (men and women, larger sizes, new)
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Trash bags

About the teacher, Leslie Bailey

Leslie Bailey, also known as the IndyStar Adventuress, is a reporter, writer and co-founder of Style Swap Indy. She has written for The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Monthly, DoingIndy.com, Virgin Australia’s in-flight magazine: Voyeur, and design*sponge.

DIY Beard Balm and Beard Oil

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

If you or your sweetie enjoy having a soft and shiny beard, but don't enjoy paying a premium price tag, this workshop is for you! Learn to make both beard balm and beard oil with premium carrier oils like grapeseed, olive, or argan, and "flavor" them with your favorite combinations of essential oils and resins. (FYI: the beard oil is vegan, but the balm is not since it contains beeswax.) *You will need to bring one 2-4 oz glass jar with a lid (baby food jars or 4 oz. jelly jars work great!) and one 2 oz. bottle with a dropper top!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
*REQUIRED: supplies listed in class description
a local or handmade surprise
Flower or vegetable seeds/starts
Houseplant starts
Natural Beeswax: bars or pellets
Oil: grapeseed, castor, avocado, olive
Paperback books
Recipes
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Sourdough, kefir, or kombucha starter
Yarn: cotton, wool, or wool-blend

About the teacher, Carrie Sample

Although professoring might be the way she pays the bills, Carrie Sample is a student of life: a reader, a maker, a mother, a dancer, and a writer. She believes in living her truth everyday--part of which includes sharing knowledge and friendship with every person she meets. She wants to know, and not just believe, that the world is round--on buses, planes, and trains--or through food, good books, and conversation with others.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Ancient healers in China observed that those who lived in tune with nature and the seasons were blessed with health, happiness, and longevity. They developed the Chinese medical system to understand how to live in harmony with the seasons. Even in our modern world, we can use these time-tested observations to thrive this spring. In this class, we will explore easy lifestyle habits, diet therapy and recipes, herbal medicine, self-acupressure, and qigong exercises to make this your most vibrant spring yet. Kate will finish the class with a group acupuncture/relaxation session. *If you have any health / dietary concerns, please contact us before signing-up. Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for light movement exercises. If you would like to receive acupuncture during class, you will need to fill out a brief health form and consent to treatment the day of class. If you do not want to receive acupuncture, you are welcome to rest and relax with the group or you're free to head home!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
Art made by you
Coffee table books
Fresh flowers or succulents
Fun, vintage T-shirt
Local goods
Painting supplies
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Your best vegetarian recipes
Your favorite wine

About the teacher, Kate Downes

Kate is an acupuncturist & herbalist with expertise in the complex world of women's health. She loves to help women take control of their health and find happiness along the way. When she's not playing with tiny needles, you might find her thrift shopping, reading cookbooks, or planning her next adventure.

Odd Monday Knitters

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This is a social knitting group for those who have basic knitting skills where you can come to enjoy each others' company while you learn more advanced techniques, improve your skills, or just come to knit in a supportive group atmosphere. We can also explore the many charitable opportunities out there that need knitters. This group is guided by you. We only have a sign-up so we can reserve the space and have some idea how many will be there!

Bring one of the following:
All of the above
Enthusiasm!
Questions!
Show and Tell!
Tips and Tricks!

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Do you have a sweater you would love you wear, but can't because of one or two moth holes? With this "How to Mend it" class, we will work through the basics of repairing rips, tears, and holes of various sizes in your well loved sweaters. You will learn the basics of felting and darning, and know when to apply each technique. *You will need to bring a sweater, hat, gloves, or socks in need of some love along with embroidery thread, hand sewing needles, and yarn with you to the class in exchange for some hands-on help from a practiced mender.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
*REQUIRED: supplies listed in class description
a local or handmade surprise
beer
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Novella Robinson-Caldwell

Novella is a full time homemaker and part time adult. She is spending 2016 studying textile design using natural dyes and traditional textile manipulation techniques. She hopes this will help her with goal setting, process creation, and deepen a connection with nature.

Knitting 101 (VERY Basic)

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Do you know the difference between knitting needles and chopsticks? Do you think a ball of yarn is just a cat toy? Then this beginner’s class is the class for you! There will be three classes so you can learn the basics, plus be able to come back the next time and brag or ask for help. In the first class, you will learn the very basics of knitting: casting on (getting the yarn onto the needle), and the basic knit stitch. Knitting can be a very relaxing and useful activity. Let's have some fun! All supplies will be provided. Bring a sense of humor and a willingness to learn.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
A favorite simple recipe
a local or handmade surprise
Cookies or snacks to share with the class
New or used games
Something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

Knitting 102 (VERY Basic)

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Do you know the difference between knitting needles and chopsticks? Do you think a ball of yarn is just a cat toy? Then this is the class for you! This is a class for beginners. There will be three classes so you can learn the basics, plus be able to come back the next time and brag or ask for help. In the second class, you will review the previous class and check your progress. Knitting can be a very relaxing and useful activity. Let's have some fun! All supplies will be provided. Bring a sense of humor and a willingness to learn.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
A favorite simple recipe
a local or handmade surprise
Cookies or snacks to share with the class
New or used games
Something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Have you ever wondered if and how you could speak out on an issue in a way that really makes a difference when it comes to changing policy? Have you thought, "There must be some tricks of the trade!" Then this class is for you. If you wish, you are invited to bring some background knowledge in an an area in which you'd like to see change happen (Indiana's environment, the way Congress tackles extreme poverty, etc.). *All barter items will benefit LYN House in Windsor Park.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
colored copy paper
crayons
glue sticks
markers
paper plates
pencils
white copy paper

About the teacher, Lisa Marchal

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

Knitting 103 (VERY Basic)

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Do you know the difference between knitting needles and chopsticks? Do you think a ball of yarn is just a cat toy? Then this is the class for you! This is a class for beginners. There will be three meetings so you can learn the basics, plus be able to come back the next time and brag or ask for help. In the third class, you will learn how to bind it off (finish) when you are done. During this class, you will also learn the purl stitch if you are ready. We might even find out why it's called "purl." Knitting can be a very relaxing and useful activity. Let's have some fun! All supplies will be provided. Bring a sense of humor and a willingness to learn.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
A favorite simple recipe
a local or handmade surprise
New or used games
Not-so-old magazines for hospital patients
Something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Teresa Gregory

Teresa is a life-long learner. She thinks she inherited this from her father. Curiosity has driven her to read “how-to” books; attend classes through IUPUI, the library, and other venues; study YouTube videos; and try new things without fear. Patience has helped her accomplish things that she didn't think she could do. Dyslexia gives her a different view of life. Her taste is eclectic. She found Trade School through a friend and since then has attended numerous classes. She is very impressed with the concept of Trade School, describing it as kind of a modern day take on a third world concept that has been successful for decades. She is thrilled to be a part of this.

Monthly Organizer's Meeting

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

We will be discussing final organizing role changes, organizing guides, space changes, etc. for the upcoming Summer semester. This meeting is CLOSED to member-organizers, but interested members can contact indianapolis@tradeschool.coop for more information on how to get involved. This meeting is actually held at Rabble Coffee!

Bring one of the following:
enthusiasm

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

If you saw a jackal in someone’s third eye, what might you be experiencing with that person? What about a giraffe nestled next to their anabata – how would that differ from a jackal eye? Come have some fun as we explore community, compassion, and curiosity. How do power differentials affect our personal and work relationships? What would our world look like if all of our needs were being met? What would it feel like if most of our needs were not being met? Together, we’ll discover some (possibly) new ways to communicate with others with more compassion and connection. If you’re curious, google "NVC" or "non-violent communication". If you like what you find, come join us for this workshop! This is open to all - there are no pre-reqs other than Life 101.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a 50mm clear (UV) lens filter
a 58mm clear (UV) lens filter
a found object for my sculpture garden
a local or handmade food item
a pair of men's collar stays
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your three favorite restaurants - because community is built around food!

About the teacher, Todd Fuqua

Todd is a reflector and connector, constantly seeking ways to leverage the abundance in this world through strong community. He rides a motorcycle, loves to travel, is an artist and photographer, and likes to break stereotypes. A geek at heart with over 20 years of work experience in computers and information technology (IT), Todd loves working with people and organizations to make the most of their IT investments.

Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Ancient healers in China observed that those who lived in tune with nature and the seasons were blessed with health, happiness, and longevity. They developed the Chinese medical system to understand how to live in harmony with the seasons. Even in our modern world, we can use these time-tested observations to thrive this spring. In this class, we will explore easy lifestyle habits, diet therapy and recipes, herbal medicine, self-acupressure, and qigong exercises to make this your most vibrant spring yet. Kate will finish the class with a group acupuncture/relaxation session. *If you have any health / dietary concerns, please contact us before signing-up. Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for light movement exercises. If you would like to receive acupuncture during class, you will need to fill out a brief health form and consent to treatment the day of class. If you do not want to receive acupuncture, you are welcome to rest and relax with the group or you're free to head home!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a short story written by you
an old book
local or handmade goods
piano sheet music
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
succulents or other plants
vintage jewelry
your favorite wine

About the teacher, Kate Downes

Kate is an acupuncturist & herbalist with expertise in the complex world of women's health. She loves to help women take control of their health and find happiness along the way. When she's not playing with tiny needles, you might find her thrift shopping, reading cookbooks, or planning her next adventure.

Make Use of Your iPhone

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Many of us have these fancy smartphones, but struggle to do much more than make phone calls, read emails and maybe send texts. Beyond that, our phones are often underutilized expensive piece of technology - not "productivity tools." In this class, you will learn how to make use of the "smart" in your smart phone (specially an Apple iPhone - see below.) Topics will include using more of your: calendars, reminders, notifications, geo-fences and location based features, tool integration points, battery-saving and performance tricks, and more...*iPHONE VERSIONS: Topics covered will be based on an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, using the current version of iOS9. Most topics will apply to an iPhone 5s (highlighted during class if they don't) and will apply to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Older models are not recommended. New features introduced only on the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus will not be covered. It is recommended you have at least an iPhone 5s and bring it to class so you can try things out yourself!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
A found object for my sculpture garden
A local or handmade food item
An introduction to a self-employed photographer willing to "talk shop"
Fresh flowers
General greeting card (homemade would be awesome!)
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Todd Fuqua

Todd is a reflector and connector, constantly seeking ways to leverage the abundance in this world through strong community. He rides a motorcycle, loves to travel, is an artist and photographer, and likes to break stereotypes. A geek at heart with over 20 years of work experience in computers and information technology (IT), Todd loves working with people and organizations to make the most of their IT investments.

How to Write Right

1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

You will become aware of the many mistakes writers make when using ambiguous terms and phrases such as led/lead and cut up food/cut food up. You will also become aware of words that are mispronounced and will probably be misspelled. This will be primarily discussion rather than creative writing as this is designed to bring awareness of mistakes to avoid!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a local or handmade surprise
animal shelter cleaning supplies: paper towels, bleach, detergent, etc.
cat litter
dog/cat food
old towels
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Petra Ritchie

Petra Ritchie was a proofreader/editor at the Indianapolis Business Journal in its Contract Publishing Division. Before that, she was a researcher in the Editorial Department. After 17 years with the IBJ, she retired and is pursuing long-delayed other interests.

Eastern Indian Cooking

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

This Eastern India cooking class will teach you about different flavors and recipes of traditional Indian dish. You will see a demonstration of one of the following dish: lentil soup, curried potatoes, or curried garbanzo beans( East Indian name - chana masala ) I will demonstrate cooking of chana masala dish in this class. students will be able to taste chana masala dish, after my cooking is complete.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
Cake or chocolate chip cookies
Cauliflowers, potatoes, or radishes
coffee drink mix or tea
Onions, peppers, garlics, or tomatoes
Pears, grapes, or strawberries
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Rumman Ali

Rumman ali is an artist, philosopher and a cook. She likes to indulge in anything aesthetically pleasing. She has been cooking at home or campus for her husband and friends for last 12 years, since she came to study at winona state university MN. Now she is studying at IUPUI for anthropology degree. She was born in India and learned her cooking skills from her mother, aunts and domestic maids while growing up there.

Basics of Home Buying

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

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

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
Art supplies including brushes, paints, 8 X 10 canvases, washable markers, construction paper, glue sticks, fabric markers and paints, fabric glue, stickers (especially butterflies), ribbons (all colors for decorating art) and so on
Books (Adult novels, children’s novels, children’s picture books, humor books, board books to give to parents of toddlers)
Boxes of tissues
Cases of small bottled water
Coffee and Tea and Hot Chocolate (assorted), individual creamers, 8-oz cups with lids, sugar and sweetener packets (for lobby coffee station).
New Hats, scarves, or mittens for children
Personal and wall calendars (2016) for clients to keep appointments.
School Supplies (paper, pencils, book bags, etc.)
Toys, Puzzles and Games, especially children’s board games
Writing journals

About the teacher, Kim Mathews

Kimberly Irving began her career in the mortgage industry over 15 years ago. She prides herself in providing borrowers of all credit grades with loans that are tailored to fit their individual financial needs. Clients looking to purchase a new home or refinance existing homes can count on her to analyze credit, income and assets to be sure she meets their needs and investor guidelines. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. Joe Smith is a full time Realtor working in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. His experience includes millions of dollars in closed transactions and graduating at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, he specializes in helping home buyers find their dream home while also achieving better results and control throughout the transaction. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing with his two amazing daughters and relaxing at the park. Kim Mathews has 5 years of insurance experience and 3 years of experience running an independent agency. She works with over 15 different companies and is able to shop rates through a variety of carriers. She is adamant about empowering her clients and prospects through education and encourages them to ask questions about anything that does not make sense. She has a black lab mix named Rigsby, and in her free time she enjoys traveling and camping.

Knitting 101

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

A beginner's introduction to knitting spread out over three classes. We'll be making basic dishcloths so you'll have something to take home by the end. In session 101 you'll learn the basics of casting on and the the knit stitch. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
A lesson in a skill you have - guitar, spinning, watercolor painting, etc. (my contact info is in the registration email)
A local or handmade surprise
A piece of vintage pyrex
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

Knitting 102

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

A beginner's introduction to knitting spread out over three classes. We'll be making basic dishcloths so you'll have something to take home by the end. In session 102 we'll continue practicing the knit stitch by working on the dish cloths. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class
A lesson in a skill you have - guitar, spinning, watercolor painting, etc. ((my contact info is in the registration email)
A local or handmade surprise
A piece of vintage pyrex
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

Knitting 103

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

A beginner's introduction to knitting spread out over three classes. We'll be making basic dishcloths so you'll have something to take home by the end. In session 103 we'll finish up the dish cloths and learn binding off. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
A lesson in a skill you have - guitar, spinning, watercolor painting, etc. (my contact info is in the registration email)
A local or handmade surprise
A piece of vintage pyrex
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

Fondant Cupcake Toppers

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Have you ever wanted to experiment with fondant but have been too intimidated to try? Well, this class is just for you! We'll spend the evening applying simple, yet impactful, designs to fondant discs that "sit pretty" atop cupcakes. Techniques covered will include basic hand painting, stamping, punching, and piping. Students participating in this fun and hands-on class will learn the basics of working with fondant and walk away inspired to unleash their creativity on their next sweet treat! Bring a pair of scissors if you care to share. All other supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a bottle of local wine
a local or handmade surprise
a personal development book from home
cake mix
gardening help during Spring 2016 (Pike Township area)
local free-range eggs
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Asia Coffee

A native of Indianapolis, Asia Coffee is a commercial interior designer by profession who loves to decorate cakes and teach cake decorating classes in her spare time. She has been decorating for family and friends for seven years and has been teaching for five years as a certified Wilton Method Instructor. Asia is passionate about cake decorating and is looking forward to the exciting opportunity to share her knowledge with others through Trade School!

Running for People that Hate Running

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Does signing up for that 5k with friends sound fun but also give you bad flashbacks to high school gym? This class is for you. In this class we will be learn about how to get started with walking and running. We will be covering different running plans for beginners, the jargon you need to know, how to buy your first running shoes, picking your first race and more. You will also be provided with a list of resources for runners in Indianapolis.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a book you love with a note why
a surprise from a local business
local fruits/ veggies
potted succulent
running nutrition (gels, beans, gummies, etc.)
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Darcy Marlett

Darcy Marlett is the world's least likely runner. An asthmatic who once failed 1st grade gym she has now run over 500 miles and participated in 14 races including the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco. When not running she is a non-profit communications director, home cook, and avid volunteer around Indy.

Summer Classes Launch

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

Want to meet our teachers and learn more about Trade School? Want to check out our NEW venue? Want to find out what classes will be offered this summer? Join us for a special Summer Class Launch at our new space with our teachers and YOU! Light bites and complimentary beverages will be provided, along with plenty of opportunities to meet interesting people and engage with Trade School. There is no cost to this event - but we are 100% supported by your PWYC memberships! We look forward to seeing you!

Bring one of the following:
a pay-what-you-can membership
interest in organizing with us (we'll send you more info!)
nonperishable snacks for our new space
snacks to share at the event
your curiosity
your enthusiasm

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Monthly Organizer Meeting

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

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

Bring one of the following:
curiosity
enthusiasm
ideas or participation
nonperishable food item for Trade School

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Using Essential Oils

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

Essential oils are used for their cosmetic purposes and emotionally uplifting properties. They can be used for diffusion, soothing baths, massage, inhalation, topical application, and many other things. Learn how essential oils can be your key to a more fulfilling and balanced emotional life!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
candle
homemade banana bread
homemade necklace
local or handmade surprise
local veggies
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Maria M. Lomeli

Maria is a school secretary with two children and has been using essential oils for more than a year. She is originally from Mexico but has been living in Indianapolis for 23 years.

Making Time for Mindfulness

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

Whether you're a beginner or experienced with mindfulness, this class is for you! You will learn the basics of mindfulness, how to make time for it within your day, and discuss the benefits of a regular mindfulness practice.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
blank cardstock
coffee
local or handmade surprise
local or homemade food
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
succulents

About the teacher, Rachel Vaughn

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

Rewiring Lamps

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

Do you have an old lamp that just doesn't work any more? Or, have you found that perfect lamp in a thrift store but worried that the wiring was too old to be safe? If so, this class is for you. In this class, you will learn about the materials you need to fix your old lamp, where to buy them, how to disassemble your lamp, and how to put it all back together.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
any type of craft porter or stout beer
aviation memorabilia or models
local or handmade surprise
old history books
old wooden boxes/crates
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
vintage carpentry tools(planes, saws, etc)

About the teacher, Misty Mercer

Misty is a lawyer by day, and a Jill-of-all-trades by night. In her spare time, she enjoys remodeling her 1920's bungalow, cooking, powerlifting, and making stuff.

Knitting 101 - Part 1

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

A beginner's introduction to knitting spread out over three classes. We'll be making basic dishcloths so you'll have something to take home by the end. In Part 1 you'll learn the basics of casting on and the knit stitch. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
A piece of vintage pyrex
lesson in a skill you have - guitar, fiber spinning, watercolor, etc.
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

Knitting 101 - Part 3

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

A beginner's introduction to knitting spread out over three classes. We'll be making basic dishcloths so you'll have something to take home by the end. In Part 3 we'll finish up the dish cloths and learn binding off. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
lesson in a skill you have - guitar, fiber spinning, watercolor, etc.
local or handmade surprise
piece of vintage pyrex
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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

You will practice seven powerful techniques (including guided meditation and self-hypnosis) for relaxing, reducing stress, and planting seeds of confidence and success in your subconscious to show up in your everyday life. You will receive cheat-sheets for all seven techniques, so come to participate. The note-taking is done for you.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
broad-brim fedora or panama hat (medium/large head)
clean, well-worn jeans (any size or gender)
copy of your favorite paper from high school or college
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
used self-help book
vegan, vegetarian, or low-carb cookbook

About the teacher, JohnPaul Hunckler

John has been a teacher, coach, Dale Carnegie Course instructor, manager, and sales professional. He is a father of three and a grandfather, too. His retirement career is life-success coach and hypnotist. He can be funny.

Connect With Your Creativity

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

Are you someone who has always wished that you were more creative? Or maybe you used to be, but life has gotten in the way and it's been a while since you had it in your life? Being creative is an important part of being human. We ALL have something within us that calls to create, and getting in touch with that part of yourself will help you in so many ways! You don't have to be an "artist" to create! It comes in many forms, and it isn't about whether we are "good" at it or not, or whether anyone else thinks what we made is pretty or useful. Being creative is about bringing something out of yourself into the world that would otherwise stay hidden, and it will help you learn so much about yourself if you make it a regular practice! In this class you will learn about what it really means to get in touch with your creative side, and tips on how to do it. We will also do some exercises in experimenting with creativity. Bring an open mind and an open heart and you may find yourself inspired to make this a regular part of your life!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
blank canvas(es)
copy of your favorite board game
fresh, local free-range eggs
local or handmade surprise
skeins of yarn
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
sweet potatoes
treat or snack to share with the class

About the teacher, Jennifer Sutton

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

Advocacy: Story and Relationships

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

What is public policy advocacy? Can you really make a difference? How does your story help the cause? How can you succinctly make your point and raise your voice to decision-makers? We'll answer these questions together. Food will benefit the food pantry associated with LYN House community center in Windsor Park.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
boxed rice
boxed spaghetti
canned chunk chicken
canned refried beans
jarred jelly
jarred peanut butter
jarred salsa
jarred spaghetti sauce
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Lisa Marchal

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

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

This class will go over an overview of an action and vision board. You will learn the difference and the purpose of the two. You will start a vision board with the class (some magazines and other sources will be provided). Scissors, glue, and a few poster boards will also be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own magazines and/or books that you do not mind cutting up to aid in creating your vision. Afterwards (regardless of whether the vision board is finished), you will put some action to your vision.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
any book of your choice!
bottled water
local or handmade surprise
paper towels
pens
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
tea

About the teacher, Jamie Blackburn

Jamie Lee is a creative at heart. She also likes to help others to tap into their inner creative being. She enjoys creating vision boards, designing furniture and listening to great music.

Sew Your Own Indiana Pillow

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

Make your very own Indiana pillow like one of the ones in the picture here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/259120429/easy-indiana-pillow-printable-pdf-sewing?ref=shop_home_active_17 You will learn to put together and use the printed sewing pattern, how to cut out your pieces, and how to sew them together! You get to keep the pattern in case you want to make more at home. The pattern will be provided, but you will need to bring supplies. Supplies include your sewing machine, fabric scissors, pins, fabric marker or chalk, 1/2 yd of fabric for the main pillow with a 3" square for the heart, optional extra 1/2 yd of fabric for the Indy skyline out of a fabric that won't fray (like vinyl or felt), thread, and about 10 oz of polyfill.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
*REQUIRED: supplies in the class description
extra fabric to share
extra polyfill or another kind of pillow stuffing to share
extra tape or scissors to share
local or handmade surprise
potted plant
product photography
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Madeline Stage

Madeline Stage is an Indie Pattern Designer with a special love for using up unwanted craft materials. She has been making up her own sewing patterns since she was 7, studied pattern design in college, and is now making a living out of it. In her spare time she likes to run, swing dance, try new things, do anything outdoors, make funny faces at her husband, and share her love of creating!

Monthly Organizer Meeting

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

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

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

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Beginner Art Journaling

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

Whether you are just discovering your creative spirit, or you’ve been creating for years, art journaling can be an amazing tool to cultivate your creativity and express yourself. Art Journaling can take many forms, and in this class you will have the chance to see several examples of Art Journals up close to see the many layers and techniques used. You will have the opportunity to create an art journal page by painting and blending acrylic paints, changing the look of your background with gesso and adding layers with stencils, stamps and markers. You will walk away from this class with a basic knowledge of art journaling, what tools you need to get started, and a little paint on your hands!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
acrylic paint
baby wipes
ephemera - postcards, maps, old photographs, etc.
local or handmade surprise
nitrile gloves
notecards or birthday cards
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
stencils or rubber stamps

About the teacher, Kimberly Eaton

Kimberly works in the corporate world by day and loves to create with paper and paints at night. A lover a crafts since she was a wee one, Kimberly currently loves art journaling, mixed media projects, card making and memory keeping in her Traveler's Notebook.

Eastern Indian Cuisines

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

This Eastern Indian cooking class will teach you the usage of different spices in traditional Indian dishes, evolved over many centuries. You will see a cooking demonstration of one of the following plant based vegetarian dishes: curried potatoes, curried lentil soup, or curried chana masala (spicy garbanzo beans) depending on the availability of ingredients.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
cauliflowers, potatoes, cabbage
local or handmade surprise
pears, limes, grapes
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
tea, coffee drink mix, simple chocolate chip cookies
tomatoes, garlic, olive oil
vegetable oil, onions, peppers

About the teacher, Rumman Ali

Rumman ali is an artist, philosopher and a cook. She likes to indulge in anything aesthetically pleasing. She has been cooking at home or campus for her husband and friends for last 12 years, since she came to study at winona state university MN. Now she is studying at IUPUI for anthropology degree. She was born in India and learned her cooking skills from her mother, aunts and domestic maids while growing up there.

Knitting 102 - Part 1

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

A knitting class for beginners who have already learned the knit stitch, spread out over three classes. We'll be making mug cozies so you'll have something to take home by the end. In Part 1 we'll do a quick review of casting on and the knit stitch, and then move on to learning the purl stitch. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them. You'll also need to bring the mug you'd like the cozy to fit.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
lesson in a skill you have - guitar, fiber spinning, watercolor, etc.
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
vintage kitchen item
your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

Adult Coloring for Stress Relief

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

Come learn and experience the benefits of taking a break and getting in touch with your inner child! Adult coloring has been spreading like wildfire as people are learning how great it is for stress relief (and we all know in our busy lives we could use some of that!) It has been compared to meditation in its benefits, which include reducing anxiety, increasing the ability to focus, helping you to be more in the moment (also called mindfulness), improving your mind's organizational and problem-solving abilities, as well as helping to cultivate more creativity in your life. In this workshop you will be introduced to these benefits, and then experience through practice how great making coloring a part of your life can be! No artistic skills are required. There will be coloring pages, crayons, and colored pencils available for you to enjoy! Feel free to bring your own coloring implements and books if you have some favorites.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
adult coloring book(s) with tear-out pages
colorful cardstock
copy of your favorite board game
fresh, local free-range eggs
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
sweet potatoes
treat or snack to share with the class

About the teacher, Jennifer Sutton

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

Knitting 102 - Part 2

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

A knitting class for beginners who have already learned the knit stitch, spread out over three classes. We'll be making mug cozies so you'll have something to take home by the end. In Part 2 we'll continue to work on the cozy, practicing the knit and purl stitches as we go. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them. You'll also need to bring the mug you'd like the cozy to fit.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
lesson in a skill you have - guitar, fiber spinning, watercolor, etc.
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
vintage kitchen item
your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

Knitting 102 - Part 3

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

A knitting class for beginners who have already learned the knit stitch, spread out over three classes. We'll be making mug cozies so you'll have something to take home by the end. In Part 3 we'll finish up the cozies, and review binding off. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own if you have them. You'll also need to bring the mug you'd like the cozy to fit.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
lesson in a skill you have - guitar, fiber spinning, watercolor, etc.
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
vintage kitchen item
your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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

You may have heard about how EFT/"Tapping" can be used to reduce or eliminate physical pain, emotional upset, food cravings, worry, stress, nuisance thoughts, unreasonable fears, anxiety, and even symptoms of PTSD. You will learn and practice the basic methods and experience the life-changing power of this simple, free, use-it-anywhere-for-almost-anything technique.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a history book
a joke book
fresh-cut flowers
jazz CD
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration e-mail)
that "blank book" you never got around to writing in

About the teacher, JohnPaul Hunckler

John has been a teacher, coach, Dale Carnegie Course instructor, manager, and sales professional. He is a father of three and a grandfather, too. His retirement career is life-success coach and hypnotist. He can be funny.

Homemade Pizzamaking

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

If you identify as a pizza lover, pizza addict, or pizza afficionado then this class is for you! I will be teaching the techniques and best practices for making pizza at home. No, not with Digiorno premade crust but fresh dough. During this 90 minute class we will discuss the various ingredients needed, how to best handle your dough, what cheeses to use, how to choose the right sauce, and various topping combinations that'll be sure to impress. You will observe a cooking demonstration and maybe even get to sample some of the finished product.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
fresh produce
local food items (olive oil, peanut butter, candy, eggs)
local ground coffee
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
unique note cards/thank you notes
your favorite book with a note explaining why

About the teacher, Samantha Avanzino

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

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

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

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
favorite recipe
foreign language lession
haiku, sonnet, limrick, or other poem
knitting lesson
local or handmade surprise
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite coffee, tea, beer, or wine

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad is currently living abroad and completing his PhD in Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He recently successfully completed a move abroad, along with his wife and pets.

All Levels Yoga

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

All Levels Yoga will teach a wide variety of yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation techniques. Students will be able to see where they can go with poses while encouraging them to be where they are. This is a safe place to experiment as strength and flexibility increases. Charlie will give options and provide guidance so that all students can participate safely. This class recognizes that not all students progress at the same rate mentally or physically and is perfect for students of all levels, including those brand new to yoga.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a surprise!
books on herbalism, spirituality, or yoga
Epsom, Dead Sea, or Pink Himalayan salt
fresh flowers (cut or planted)
local raw honey
organic tea
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)

About the teacher, Charlie Millard

Charlene "Charlie" Millard is a community organizer, activist, and registered yoga instructor. Her identity and personal experience drive her passion for creating healthy and affirming environments for all people. She passionately believes that everyone has the capability to live healthfully but not everyone has access to the programs and education to show them how to do it. Charlie has made it her mission to teach a yoga and holistic wellness that meets people where they are monetarily and physically. In her free time, she enjoys randomly dancing, reading, and supporting the local arts scene in Indianapolis.

Home Buyers Workshop

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

This workshop was created to give potential home buyers a basic overview to help better understand the home buying process and how it works. Buying a home will more than likely be the biggest purchase you will ever make. This is why it is VERY important to educate and prepare yourself as much as possible. In this course, not only will we cover the steps of purchasing a home, but we will also cover the 10 Most Common Mistakes home buyers make.

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
homemade goods/food
inspirational or marketing books
local beer or wine
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration e-mail)
surprise me!

About the teacher, Jason Snider

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

Embossing and Die Cutting

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

As a follow up to Intro to Card Making, in this class we'll be exploring some techniques of paper crafting. Come learn the basics of (dry and heat) embossing, plus try die cutting various shapes and embellishments. We'll add these elements to a card, so you'll leave with a handmade creation ready to mail!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
adhesives like glue dots or tape runners
artsy craftsy stuff
local or handmade surprise
scotch tape
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
white cardstock

About the teacher, Cheryl Piotrowski

Cheryl is a full-time paper crafter who loves to make cards, scrapbooks, and various DIY Pinterest projects. She loves teaching others techniques to create something meaningful. When not crafting, you can find Cheryl watching tennis or hockey.

Fabric Postcards

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

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

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
dried lavender
fresh flowers
healthy snacks for my desk
homemade jam
local honey
locally roasted coffee
pure maple syrup
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
vanilla beans

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

Final Summer Organizer Meeting

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

Everyone, organizing or not, will get an opportunity to discuss what went well during our first summer semester at Rabble Coffee and weigh in on what areas could use some tweaking! We will formally welcome new organizers into their respective roles and start planning for the fall. We would love to hear from anyone that would love to see Trade School thrive!

Bring one of the following:
*I would like to serve as the class volunteer and will contact Trade School if I need to be trained
enthusiasm or ideas
local or handmade surprise
non-perishable food item for Trade School
snacks to share during the meeting
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is included)

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Fall Class Launch

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

Want to meet our teachers and learn more about Trade School? Want to check out our venue Rabble Coffee? Want to find out what classes will be offered this fall? Join us for a special Fall Class Launch at our new space with our teachers and YOU! This is a no cost event - but we are 100% supported by your 'Pay-What-You-Can' memberships! If you are able to offer something from our barter item list below, we sincerely THANK YOU for your help in making Trade School Indianapolis a success! We look forward to seeing you!

Bring one of the following:
* a pay-what-you-can membership
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* just YOURSELF, along with your enthusiasm & smile!
8 oz. (mini) bottles of water
8-12 oz. eco-friendly paper cups for us to serve tea with during classes
eco-friendly disposable plates & silverware, paper towels, plastic table cloths, or parchment paper for cooking classes & socials
homemade or local treats to share with the group
nonperishable food items for Trade School

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Semester Check-in Meeting

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

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

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

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Making Kombucha

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

Come learn how to make kombucha! It is a healthy, inexpensive, and tasty drink to make. A scoby starter and instructions on how to make kombucha are provided. *Please bring a glass gallon jug if you have one. I only have a few to give away. They can be found at thrift stores.

Bring one of the following:
*Email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods, services, or skills to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher (contact info is your registration confirmation email)
a 1 gallon glass jar with a spicot
Local cheese
Local or handmade surprise
Local produce
Local soap
Loose green or black tea

About the teacher, Susan Vogt

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

Write a Short Story 101!

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

In this 2-part series you will learn the bare basics of creating a short story and push to start and finish a story during the time provided. Students will be encouraged to use music to propel their main character. No previous writing experience necessary.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher (contact info is your registration confirmation email)
Baking supplies of any kind
Cook Books (especially baking) with lots of pics
Fat pens, pretty notecards, gift wrapping supplies
Food storage bowls, canning jars
FOOD: local, gourmet, homemade food, strange stuff you won't use
General - Interest magazine
Hippy Jewelry
Short story collections

About the teacher, Beverly Braden

Beverly is a published feature and review writer who has practiced and studied fiction writing for more than a decade. Her unpublished work includes a novel, children's picture books, and disturbing short stories.

Write a Short Story 102!

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

In this 2-part series you will learn the bare basics of creating a short story and push to start and finish a story during the time provided. Students will be encouraged to use music to propel their main character. No previous writing experience necessary.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher (contact info is your registration confirmation email)
Baking supplies of any kind
Cook Books (especially baking) with lots of pics
Fat pens, pretty notecards, gift wrapping supplies
Food storage bowls, canning jars
FOOD: local, gourmet, homemade food, strange stuff you won't use
General - Interest magazine
Hippy Jewelry
Surprise Me!

About the teacher, Beverly Braden

Beverly is a published feature and review writer who has practiced and studied fiction writing for more than a decade. Her unpublished work includes a novel, children's picture books, and disturbing short stories.

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

Board games have really changed since the days of Monopoly. Now games on your tabletop can transport you to new worlds and dimensions, have you develop your own civilization, or possibly race to destroy the world! I'll be bringing some of my favorites from my own collection including Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride Europe, and Cyclades. Please feel free to bring your own!

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

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad is currently living abroad and completing his PhD in Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He recently successfully completed a move abroad, along with his wife and pets.

Homebuyers Workshop

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

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

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

About the teacher, Jason Snider

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

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

Paint your own 12"x12" painting of a Halloween jack-o-lantern! Or leave the face off & have a cute pumpkin painting for the Fall season. No painting experience needed, I will walk you through step-by-step. This will be an evening full of fun & creativity - sign up with your friends!

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher (contact info is your registration confirmation email)
a snack to share with the class
adult coloring book(s) with tear-out pages
chain nose pliers or wire cutters used for jewelry
clean, empty wine bottles
wine or martini glasses (clear with no designs)

About the teacher, Jennifer Sutton

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

Decoding Shakespeare: Hamlet

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

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

Bring one of the following:
* Email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* Something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
A foreign language lesson
A haiku, sonnet, limerick, or other poem
A knitting lesson
Favorite recipe
Your favorite coffee, tea, beer, or wine

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad is currently living abroad and completing his PhD in Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He recently successfully completed a move abroad, along with his wife and pets.

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

Are you ready to find peace with food, appreciation of body, and freedom from dieting? If you can't remember what life was like before calorie counting, food logging, and starting over on Mondays, come discover how to stop dieting forever and regain your health, confidence, and sanity. In this 2-part class, you'll learn the four phases of "dieting detox" and begin falling in love with the nutrients your body deserves.

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Candles
Coffee/Tea
Dark Chocolate
Natural soap
Organic produce/eggs (Have anything you'd like to share from your garden?!)

About the teacher, Kylee Snyder

Kylee is a certified holistic health coach with a passion for helping others break free from chronic dieting and achieve their healthiest self through intuitive eating and holistic healing. She also loves board games, local restaurants, and the color green.

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

Whether you’re applying for a job or simply need to update your resume, this class is for you. We’ll focus on cover letters and resumes, and how to communicate your skills and accomplishments in a concise, impactful way. Please bring your resume.

Bring one of the following:
*Email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*Something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
A hardy potted plant
Fresh flowers or produce
Homemade bread
Locally roasted coffee beans
paper towels
Surprise from local Indy business!
Unused greeting cards

About the teacher, Kim Cui

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

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

Following Hold the Diet 101, you'll have learned and implemented the first two steps to "dieting detox": releasing yourself from the pressure to be on a diet and reconciling with your body. This class will teach you how to rethink your relationship with food & restore your intuition so that you can shake off years of obsessing about the weight, relish in your newfound freedom around food, and look forward to a whole, healthy self.

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Candles
Coffee/Tea
Dark Chocolate
Natural soap
Organic produce/eggs (Have anything you'd like to share from your garden?!)

About the teacher, Kylee Snyder

Kylee is a certified holistic health coach with a passion for helping others break free from chronic dieting and achieve their healthiest self through intuitive eating and holistic healing. She also loves board games, local restaurants, and the color green.

Political Junkies Roundtable

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

Calling all political junkies! Come celebrate the end of this intense election cycle while learning about American government and the history of previous elections! We will have live election coverage streaming throughout the class to ensure that we don't miss a moment. There will be an open discussion about the issues currently facing our country so please be prepared to come with an open mind and be respectful of others opinions.

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
A foreign language lesson
A haiku, sonnet, limerick, or other poem
A knitting lesson
Favorite recipe
Your favorite, coffee, tea, beer, or wine

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad is currently living abroad and completing his PhD in Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He recently successfully completed a move abroad, along with his wife and pets.

Elements of Fiction

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

I will read a gripping short story from a favorite author and we will discuss the work. We will delve further into the basic elements of fiction and continue to focus on storylines and hooking the reader. I'll read short excerpts of work from my favorite authors that illustrate some of the elements we are discussing. Students encouraged to share also. Students are also encouraged to submit a new piece or a rewritten piece that I will read outloud in class. We will discuss.

Bring one of the following:
** something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
baking supplies of any kind
cook books (especially baking) with lots of pics
fat pens, pretty notecards, gift wrapping supplies
food storage bowls, canning jars
Food: Local, homemade, gourmet, strange stuff you won't use
general-interest magazines
hippy jewelry
short story collections
surprise me!

About the teacher, Beverly Braden

Beverly is a published feature and review writer who has practiced and studied fiction writing for more than a decade. Her unpublished work includes a novel, children's picture books, and disturbing short stories.

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

You will learn about the powerful value of hypnosis and self-hypnosis for changing habits, reducing stress, and improving your sleep. You will also learn about self-affirmations, their drawbacks, and a sneaky way to get around your internal doubter/critic/judge.

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
a history book
a poetry book
an empty book
fall garden produce
fresh-cut flowers

About the teacher, John P Hunckler

John is a certified and practicing hypnotist (with five years experience), helping people quit smoking, release excess weight, overcome unreasonable fears and habits, and sleep better. This is his senior-life career. (He is, by the way, the father of Josie -- of Rabble Coffee -- Kindra, and Matthew, and a grandfather.) He can be funny.

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

"Elimination communication" is a new term for the ancient practice of infant potty training that has been utilized by cultures around the world for most of human history. Elimination communication can begin at any age (even birth!), and the practice is surprisingly simple to learn and use. It is based on the fact that your baby is born with control of his/her sphincter muscles, an awareness of elimination needs, and the ability to communicate those needs to caregiver(s). All that is required to get diapers out of your life is a willingness to learn your baby's elimination cues and work together to meet elimination needs. Elimination communication is entirely non-coercive and yields tremendous benefits for baby: improved self-esteem, better skin condition (NO diaper rash, EVER!), better pelvic floor muscle strength throughout life, and increased mother/baby bond. As incredible as it sounds, your baby could be using 1-2 diapers (or less!) in a 24 hour period. Never change a poopy diaper again! Sophie and Baby Rosie began practicing elimination communication when Rosie was 6 weeks old. Not only is Rosie almost completely diaper free, but they have reaped amazing benefits from being able to communicate and bond over this very important part of infant life. In this class, they will share their elimination communication journey and offer practical tips for getting started on eliminating diapers from your life. (Babies welcome at this class.)

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
cute baby/toddler clothes for a girl (gently used is great, nothing smaller than 12 months, please!)
fresh organic garden produce
interesting paper/stationary for letter-writing
organic dark chocolate (the darker the better!)
raw honey

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams is a tenor saxophonist, craftsmen, human being, and a new mom!

Cooking on a Budget

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

If you are looking for ways to make your dollar stretch a little further when it comes to food - this class is for you. During our time together we will discuss how to shop on a budget, how to reuse leftovers to create a new meal, how to meal prep to prevent overspending, and ideas for crockpot meals that can go in the freezer. This class can be for any level of cook and any budget!

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
local food items (olive oil, peanut butter, candy)
local ground coffee
local, fresh produce
something a foodie would appreciate
unique note cards/thank you notes
your favorite book with a note explaining why

About the teacher, Samantha Avanzino

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

Financial Planning Basics

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

Many people know what kind of lifestyle they hope to achieve. However, few people know how to do the necessary planning to make that dream into a reality. A goal without a plan is truly just a wish, right? So, come learn how to be strategic in your finances and have higher probabilities of success in reaching your financial goals.

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Anything Homemade
Candles
Knit Hats
Scarves

About the teacher, Keely Butrum

Keely Butrum is a Financial Advisor at Raymond James, an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designee through the College for Financial Planning, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. She began her career in financial services in 2004 and has since been serving high net worth individuals & families, publically traded & small companies, 401k plans, and not for profit organizations in managing and planning their financial affairs. Keely has Series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 66 licenses, Indiana Life and Health Insurance licenses, as well as being long term care licensed, and fluent in Spanish. She genuinely enjoys the opportunity to help people plan for the financial future they desire – truly a rewarding role to play in someone’s life. Outside of the office, Keely serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Violence Network, serves on the Board of Directors for Love INC., is an Ex-Officio Advisory Board member for Women’s Fund of CICF, a graduate of Leadership Hancock County, winner of the 2015 Stacia Alyea Excellence in Leadership Award, and co-owns Elegance Outdoor, LLC.

Where Are Your Habits Taking You?

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

Do you realize about 80% of everything you do each day is driven by your personal HABITS? Another expert says that 95% of what you do, or fail to do, is determined by your habits. And, the scary part – you probably don’t even think about any of them! That’s one of the reasons they are called habits. If your life isn’t everything you want it to be; if you want change in your life – something different, bigger, something more exciting – whatever, you have to take a look at your habits. With the insight that your habits can be WHAT YOU CHOOSE them to be, you can release the power of habit to live the authentic and happy life you desire. It’s all up to you. Invest 90 minutes to discovering what drives the bulk of your daily activity is, how it is affecting your health, happiness, wealth and success, and what you can do to grow it or improve it.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Blank notecards and envelopes
Handmade item you’d give with love
No- or low-carb recipes
Succulent plants
Women’s feminine hygiene products (for food bank)

About the teacher, Elaine Whitesides

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

Monthly Organizer Meeting

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

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

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

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

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

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

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
box of cereal
box of noodles
jar of jam
jar of peanut butter
jar of spaghetti sauce

About the teacher, Lisa Marchal

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

Eastern Indian Cuisine

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

This eastern Indian cooking class will teach you the usage of different traditional spices of curry dish of India, evolved over many many centuries. You will see a cooking demonstration of one of the following plant based spicy vegetarian dish: curried veggie rice, curried lentil soup, or curried Chana Masala (spicy garbanzo beans) depending on the availability of authentic ingredients.

Bring one of the following:
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
a mix of the following produce: cauliflower, potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, garlic, onions, peppers, pears
homemade simple chocolate chip cookies
tea or coffee drink mix
vegetable oil or olive oil

About the teacher, Rumman Ali

Rumman ali is an artist, philosopher and a cook. She likes to indulge in anything aesthetically pleasing. She has been cooking at home or campus for her husband and friends for last 12 years, since she came to study at winona state university MN. Now she is studying at IUPUI for anthropology degree. She was born in India and learned her cooking skills from her mother, aunts and domestic maids while growing up there.

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

For beginning knitters who already grasp the basics of the knit stitch and are ready to add the purl stitch. The class will be spread out over 2 sessions during which we will make mug coozies as a way of practicing both stitches. Knitting needles and basic yarns will be provided, but you should feel free to bring your own. Also, please bring the mug you'd like the coozy to fit.

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
A lesson in a skill you have (guitar, watercolor, etc.)
A piece of vintage kitchen equipment (pyrex, cast iron skillet, rolling pin, etc.)
Fruit/veggies from your garden
Something local or handmade
Your favorite local beer

About the teacher, Johanna Blume

Johanna is a museum curator, curious wanderer, and lover of all things wild and strange. Her favorite hands on activities include knitting, cross stitch, home canning, and pie baking.

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

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

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
a book that changed your life (tell me why)
homemade goods/food
local beer
surprise me!

About the teacher, Jason Snider

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

My Wellness Plan for 2017

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

When was the last time you set and stuck to the perfect New Year’s Resolution? You already know they don’t work, or at least, are not easy. In this session you will take a step back to look at the big picture of your health. You will get a better understanding that health is not all about eliminating junky food. It is about lifestyle choices, including relationships, careers and spirituality. We will create our SMART goals. At the end of this session you will have a solid wellness plan for your 2017. You will also have an immediate plan for enjoying the treats of the holiday season.

Bring one of the following:
fresh fruit or veggies from home garden
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
favorite vegetarian holiday recipe
gently used, new coats to donate
house plant
rocks/crystals with note of meaning

About the teacher, Stacey Davis

Stacey believes that food, physical fitness and joy are everything in life.

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

Paint your own 12"x12" painting of a Christmas Elf! No painting experience needed, I will walk you through step-by-step. This will be an evening full of fun & creativity - sign up with your friends!

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
a snack to share with the class
adult coloring book(s) with tear-out pages
chain nose pliers or wire cutters used for jewelry
clean, empty wine bottles
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
wine or martini glasses (clear with no designs)

About the teacher, Jennifer Sutton

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

Like a Boss: Interviews

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

Have an upcoming interview or simply want to practice your interviewing skills? This class is for you. We’ll talk about interview types, common questions, and how to structure responses. Come prepared to practice!

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Fresh flowers/produce
Hardy potted plant
Homemade bread
Locally roasted coffee beans
Pack of greeting cards
Surprise from a local Indy business

About the teacher, Kim Cui

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

Basics of Homebuying

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

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

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
Art supplies including brushes, paints, 8 x 10 canvases, washable markers, construction paper, glue sticks, fabric markers and paints
Boxes of tissues
Cases of small bottled water
New hats, scarves, or mittens for children
Writing journals

About the teacher, Kim Mathews

Kimberly Irving began her career in the mortgage industry over 15 years ago. She prides herself in providing borrowers of all credit grades with loans that are tailored to fit their individual financial needs. Clients looking to purchase a new home or refinance existing homes can count on her to analyze credit, income and assets to be sure she meets their needs and investor guidelines. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. Joe Smith is a full time Realtor working in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. His experience includes millions of dollars in closed transactions and graduating at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, he specializes in helping home buyers find their dream home while also achieving better results and control throughout the transaction. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing with his two amazing daughters and relaxing at the park. Kim Mathews has 5 years of insurance experience and 3 years of experience running an independent agency. She works with over 15 different companies and is able to shop rates through a variety of carriers. She is adamant about empowering her clients and prospects through education and encourages them to ask questions about anything that does not make sense. She has a black lab mix named Rigsby, and in her free time she enjoys traveling and camping.

Easy Appetizers

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

Do you struggle with having friends or family over and not knowing what to serve them while dinner is in the oven? Or do you love tapas restaurants but don't know how to do that for yourself at home? Then this class is for you! We will go over various appetizers and how to assemble them for your future dinner parties. We will sample some of the food and discuss how you can replicate the recipes on your own.

Bring one of the following:
* email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
* something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
local food items (olive oil, peanut butter, candy)
local ground coffee
local, fresh produce
something a foodie would appreciate
unique note cards/thank you notes
your favorite book with a note explaining why

About the teacher, Samantha Avanzino

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

Spring Semester Launch Event!

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

Calling all Trade-School enthusiasts! Please join us on February 2nd for our Spring Semester Launch Party and get first dibs on attending hot new classes. Celebrate with us at Rabble Coffee and kick-off the upcoming semester! >>>>>> Here are a few great reasons to attend: 1) View the class list before it's posted online 2) Register for classes before they're open to the public 3) Check out our classroom venue 4) Meet our teachers (or become one!) 5) Learn about Trade School (and get involved!) >>>>>> Join us on February 2nd! There is no cost to attend, but we are 100% funded by Pay-What-You-Can donations/ memberships. If you are able to donate, we THANK YOU and ask that you do so as a barter item.

Bring one of the following:
A pay-what-you can membership (https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/AthenaeumFoundation/OnlineDonation.html)
Curiosity!
Enthusiasm!
Interest in getting involved as a member, teacher, or volunteer
Shareable snacks

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

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

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

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

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Rookie Home Buyers Training Camp

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

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

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

About the teacher, Joe Smith

Joe Smith is a full time Realtor working in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Joe helped more buyers purchase homes in 2016 than 98% of all other Central Indiana agents. He graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, he specializes in helping home buyers find their dream home while also achieving better results and control throughout the transaction. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing with his two amazing daughters and relaxing at the beach. Jeff Love is a Mortgage Loan Officer at Caliber Home Loans. With many years of industry experience in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional, and Commercial lending he's seen many changes that have impacted the industry, what has not changed is his commitment to serve her customers and take great care of them from the date of application to the day of closing.

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

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

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

About the teacher, Jenifer Snider

Jenifer is a Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Makeup Artist, & Licensed and Certified Permanent Makeup Artist. With 20+ years of stage makeup experience. Jenifer is a Small Business Owner in Greenwood, IN; Opening Jenifer Snider Aesthetics @ Hollywood On Madison in July 2016.

Decoding Shakespeare - Richard III

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

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

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

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad is currently living abroad and completing his PhD in Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He recently successfully completed a move abroad, along with his wife and pets.

How to Start & Build an Etsy Shop

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

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

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

About the teacher, Kimberly Shrack

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

Home Sellers Workshop

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

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

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

About the teacher, Jason Snider

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

Getting Started with Woodworking

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

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

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

About the teacher, Neil Ahrendt

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

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

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

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

About the teacher, Bradley Good

Brad is currently living abroad and completing his PhD in Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He recently successfully completed a move abroad, along with his wife and pets.

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

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

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

About the teacher, Rachel Vaughn

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

Fabric Postcards

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

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

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

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

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

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

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

About the teacher, Silvia Canelon

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

Introduction to World Religions

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

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

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

About the teacher, Sarah Ertelt

Sarah is a senior at DePauw University majoring in Religious Studies, and is passionate about studying how religion impacts climate change. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors and trying out new bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. She has previously taught an Introduction to World Religions class.

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

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

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

About the teacher, Julie Schrader

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

Fermented Foods

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

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

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

About the teacher, Susan Vogt

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

Homebuyers Workshop

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

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

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

About the teacher, Jason Snider

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

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

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

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

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Cozy DIY Square Top

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

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

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

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

Who Doesn't Love Bourbon?

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

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

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

About the teacher, William Brennan Corder

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

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

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

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

About the teacher, Becky Trowbridge

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

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

In this class, you will learn about the effect of traumatic events, typical reactions to trauma, symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), available treatment options, and simple exercises to de-stress at home. This class is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific medical/psychological advice, diagnoses, or treatment.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Cat treats
Good movie recommendation
Poem that inspires you
Surprise me
Tea

About the teacher, Kris Chapleau

Kris Chapleau, PhD, HSPP is a clinical psychologist, licensed in the State of Indiana. She provides outpatient psychotherapy to adults at IU Health Physicians.

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

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

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

About the teacher, Jennifer Sutton

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

Buttercream Cake Designs

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

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

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

About the teacher, Jamie Rose

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

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

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

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

About the teacher, Lisa Marchal

Lisa is an eastside resident seasoned in public policy advocacy due to her 9 years of work with an international anti-poverty grassroots advocacy organization. She's also an amateur vocalist, avid traveler, and huge fan of U2.

Elementary Art Centers

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

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

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

About the teacher, Chapin Schnick

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

Organization Made Easy

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

Do you have too much stuff? Are you constantly looking for things you know you have but can't find? Do you wish you had a more organized home or office space? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class is for you. In this class, you will learn easy ways to de-clutter and organize any space to make it more functional and purposeful. We all want our homes (and offices) to be places where we can feel comfortable, work efficiently and just down right enjoy. If you’re feeling stressed about all of your stuff, now is the chance to change that. Come to this class and leave motivated to simplify the clutter and chaos in your space.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Bottled Water
Gloves
Granola Bars
Hand Sanitizer
Reusable Bags
Socks
Travel Size Mouthwash

About the teacher, Tiffany Hogue

Tiffany Hogue works in insurance full time but is also a full time mom of two teenagers, a 17 year old step daughter and 18 year old son. Tiffany and her husband want to raise their kids to be respectful, responsible, and well mannered. To them that would define successful parenting. Through various blogs, books and friends, they've come up with pretty unique ways to teach their teens financial responsibility and Tiffany would like to share those tips with you.

Cooking on a Budget

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

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

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

About the teacher, Samantha Avanzino

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

Basic Hand Sewing

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

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

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

About the teacher, Aimee Formo

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

Rookie Home Buyers Training Camp

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

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

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

About the teacher, Joe Smith

Joe Smith is a full time Realtor working in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Joe helped more buyers purchase homes in 2016 than 98% of all other Central Indiana agents. He graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, he specializes in helping home buyers find their dream home while also achieving better results and control throughout the transaction. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing with his two amazing daughters and relaxing at the beach. Jeff Love is a Mortgage Loan Officer at Caliber Home Loans. With many years of industry experience in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional, and Commercial lending he's seen many changes that have impacted the industry, what has not changed is his commitment to serve her customers and take great care of them from the date of application to the day of closing.

Where Are Your Habits Taking You?

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

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

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

About the teacher, Elaine Whitesides

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

Getting Started with Woodworking

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

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

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

About the teacher, Neil Ahrendt

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

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

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

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

About the teacher, Mary Louzon

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

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

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

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

About the teacher, Kim Cui

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

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

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

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

About the teacher, Aimee Formo

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

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

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY! (Open to all) Are you a current volunteer? Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Either way, this party is for you! Join us at 6:30pm for "Taco Tuesday" on May 9th at Rabble Coffee. 

Bring one of the following:
- A friend (please ask them to register, or register them separately)
- A one time pay-what-you-can donation made at http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/membership/
- All of the above!
- Curiosity
- Excitement

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

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

Join us Mother's Day weekend for our 1st Annual Plant & Flower Sale! Purchase vegetable seedlings, hosta starts, summer-blooming perennials and more! VEGETABLES: (heirloom tomato varieties / peppers / zucchini / squash / cucumbers) PERENNIAL STARTS: (hosta varieties / pink primrose / pink obedient plant / Japanese ferns / red and pink bee balm / yarrow) (**while supplies last)

Bring one of the following:
* $$ to purchase plants & flowers
* a pay-what-you-can membership
* train to become a Trade School class volunteer

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Summer Launch Party (open to all!)

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

Calling all Trade-School enthusiasts! Please join us on June 5th for our Summer Semester Launch Party and get first dibs on attending hot new classes. Celebrate with us at Rabble Coffee and kick-off the upcoming semester! >>>>>> Here are a few great reasons to attend: 1) View the class list before it's posted online 2) Register for classes before they're open to the public 3) Check out our classroom venue 4) Meet our teachers (or become one!) 5) Learn about Trade School (and get involved!) >>>>>> Join us on June 5th! There is no cost to attend, but we are 100% funded by Pay-What-You-Can donations/ memberships. If you are able to donate, we THANK YOU and ask that you do so as a barter item.

Bring one of the following:
* a pay-what-you-can membership
Curiosity!
Enthusiasm!
Interest in getting involved as a member, teacher, or volunteer
shareable snack

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Pre-Semeseter Check-in Meeting

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

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

Bring one of the following:
* a pay-what-you-can membership
* just YOURSELF, along with your enthusiasm & smile!
* train to become a Trade School class volunteer
ideas or participation
nonperishable food item for Trade School

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

How to Start & Build an Etsy Shop

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

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

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Diapers - newborn to size 3 (these would be the BEST!)
Freezable crockpot meal
Homemade or locally-made candles
Natural/organic baby bath items
Thank you cards & envelopes

About the teacher, Kimberly Shrack

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

Makeup Tips & Techniques

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

You will learn more than just the basics of makeup. Learn brow makeup, contouring and highlighting as well as how to create a smokey eye effect specific to your eyes. Also learn what should always be in your makeup arsenal!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
a bookeeping lesson for a small business
a knitting lesson
a sewing lesson
chakra reading or terrot card reading
coupons (anything welcome!)
help building a small clothing rack
home grown vegatables
small dresser or nightstand to repurpose

About the teacher, Gabrielle Stepp

Gabrielle has been a licensed cosmetologist for more two decades and worked many of those years in cosmetology education and as a makeup artist. She loves all things beauty and admires it everywhere she finds it. Including the fashion industry as an owner of a boutique. Come join Gabrielle and learn some tricks of the "Trade"!

Anyone Can Paint: Love Birds

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

Paint your own 12"x12" painting of two love birds silhouetted against the sky! No painting experience needed, I will walk you through step-by-step. This will be an afternoon full of fun & creativity - sign up with your friends! Please plan for up to 2 hours for this class, and if you have attended one of my painting classes before please give others who have not a chance to sign up first :) Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
an assortment of popular superhero comic books
chain nose pliers (no teeth) used for jewelry making
lengths of curb chain
wire cutters used for jewelry making
wooden embroidery hoops in various sizes

About the teacher, Jennifer Sutton

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

Essential Oils Introduction

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

Did you know that not all essential oils are equal? In this class, you will learn how to use essential oils SAFELY, the benefits of essential oils for your family, and living a toxin free life! I will briefly talk about the FDA and their regulations with essential oils. You will have a chance to taste, smell and experience the benefits of using essential oils.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
garden fresh vegetables
homemade bread
landscaping ideas
local honey
surprise me!

About the teacher, Dawn Webb

Dawn has been using essential oils for her and her family for nearly 8 years. Over the last two years she has been more intentional on removing all toxins from her home and living a healthier, toxin-free life for her family. Her passion is to educate others about essential oils, unknown toxins, and to help encourage others to start on their own wellness journey! She enjoys spending time with her husband and four kids. Her favorite thing about teaching is when she sees her students really "get it".

Home Sellers Workshop

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

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

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
2 or 3 of your favorite recipes
a book that changed your life (tell me why)
homemade baked goods/food
local beer
surprise me!

About the teacher, Jason Snider

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

The Art of No

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

Are you feeling a little burned out? Do you find that things you love to do are now a bit of a drag? Finding it challenging not to over-commit yourself? Perhaps you need some magic! Allow me to introduce you to the magic word: "No!" Come learn about the Art of No! • Why people have a hard time saying No • People to whom we have trouble saying No • Approaches and strategies for saying No and making it stick • Why the "Soft No" is dangerous • How to respond when someone doesn't respect your No • …and lots more! I’ve put this class together mostly out of (painful!) personal experience – learn how to avoid my mistakes!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A snack to share with the class
Any homemade item
Non-perishable food (for donation to food pantry)
Toiletry item (for donation to food pantry)
Your favorite cute animal picture or meme

About the teacher, Kathy Anderson

Kathy Anderson is a Business Analyst by trade. Outside work, she is an overactive hobbyist interested in medieval history (especially recreating feasts from all over Europe), henna (history, chemistry and application), cooking and baking, 16th century Ottoman clothing and culture and lots more! She lives in Brownsburg with her husband Chris, where they own two dogs and are staff to five cats.

Homebuyers Workshop

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

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

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
2 or 3 of your favorite recipes
a book that changed your life (tell me why)
homemade baked goods/food
local beer
surprise me!

About the teacher, Jason Snider

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

Dreamcatchers!

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

Learn to make a dreamcatcher! Bring an embroidery hoop or something circular with a hole in the middle to get started. You will learn a simple weaving technique to make the inner web, and then can decorate it with trinkets, ribbons, and old fabric. I encourage you to "bring your own trinkets" if there is something especially meaningful to you that you would like to include (example: a set of antique buttons from a family member), but a variety of buttons, beads, feathers, ribbons, and patterned fabric will be provided!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
a surprise!
antique buttons or other tiny antique trinkets
anything round (ie. an antique circular shaped picture frame)
colorful/patterned vintage or used clothing in any size
local craft beer (no IPAs)
shareable homemade baked good (bring the recipe, too!)
wildflowers to dry or interesting plants that would look beautiful dried

About the teacher, Mir Vogel

Mir is a fan of creating things--whether it's drawing, weaving dreamcatchers, pulling espresso shots, cooking pancakes, or sewing bowties for her stellar cat, she's always doing something that involves making something she thinks is cool and worthwhile. Also, she really really really loves circles!

Social Media for Makers & Artists

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

When you're a maker or artist, let's face it - you don't have a ton of money to spend on advertising. So how do you get your name out there and build your brand? One way is social media. But where to start?! In this class, you'll learn how to create your very own social media plan tailored to your personal business goals, as well as tips and tricks to take your posts (and reach) to the next level. The instructor, Kim Shrack of Manayunk Calligraphy, can personally attest to the impact social media has made on her business - including how it got her a partnership with Anthropologie and an opportunity to work with The Bachelorette! Get ready to take your social media up a notch - hope to see you there!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Diapers - newborn to size 3 (these would be the BEST!)
Freezable crockpot meal
Homemade or locally-made candles
Natural/organic baby bath items
Thank you cards & envelopes

About the teacher, Kimberly Shrack

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

Beginner card making class

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

You will learn basic skills for creating handmade cards. We will discuss recommendations for basic tools (where to find them and the cost), different techniques for card making, and where to find creative ideas. You will make 2 cards. All materials for the cards including envelopes will be provided

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A handmade craft
A nice bottle of white wine
A scented candle
Anything with a paw print on it
Homemade baked goods

About the teacher, Corinna Rettig

Corie moved to Indianapolis in 1988; before that she was an Army brat, then an Army wife so she has either lived or passed thru most countries on the planet. She has done paper crafting for over 15 years and while she enjoys all aspects of it, her niche is card making. She makes cards for all occasions. She is also a part of dog rescue thru the Humane Society and because of that has 4 dogs of her own.

Monthly Check-In Meeting

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

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

Bring one of the following:
* a pay-what-you-can membership
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* just YOURSELF, along with your enthusiasm & smile!
ideas or participation
nonperishable food items for Trade School

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Leather + Tyvek Earrings

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

Have you heard of Tyvek? Its a fantastic material used for everything from shipping bags, to hazmat suits, to wrapping houses. Using this material along with reclaimed leather we will create unique earrings. I will provide enough materials to for each student to make two pairs. I will show you how to find Tyvek, what to do with it and why I think it is SO COOL. I promise to share all my resources!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
health snack
locally roasted coffee
produce from your garden
your favorite book and a note why
your favorite bottle of wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

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

Reduce and avoid toxins in our everyday products. In this class you will learn why certain daily products are poisoning our bodies. We will make a couple of products and go home with a list of ingredients and recipes to make your own at home. Thank you for signing up for this class. I'm excited to meet all of you​ next Wednesday, July 19 at 6:30pm​ . We will go over the hazards of commercial cleaners and body products​ and make a couple of our own. ​ ​ If you would like to make some products along with me please bring the ingredients​ listed below. ​ We will discuss other ingredients for other products for you to mix on your own. bug spray: witch hazel essential oil ​any citrus sent​ spray bottle deodorant 1/4 coconut oil 3 tbsp corn starch 2 tablespoons baking soda lavender essential oil - about 20 drops. water tight container

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
a surprise
empty egg cartons
extra produce from your backyard garden
tiny garden figurines - fairies, mushrooms, frogs...
your own recipes or health tips

About the teacher, Stacey Davis

Stacey believes that food, physical fitness and joy are everything in life.

Eastern Indian Cooking

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

This eastern Indian cooking class will teach you about different recipes and flavors of traditional Indian dish. You will see a demonstration of one of the following dish : curried fried rice or curried potatoes or curried garbanzo beans (East Indian name - Chana masala ) students will be able to taste Chana masala dish, after my cooking is complete.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
Cauliflowers or tomatoes or onions
Garlics or onions or peppers
Simple chocolate chip cookies or brownies
Tea or coffee drink mix
Vegetable oil or olive oil

About the teacher, Rumman Ali

Rumman ali is an artist, philosopher and a cook. She likes to indulge in anything aesthetically pleasing. She has been cooking at home or campus for her husband and friends for last 12 years, since she came to study at winona state university MN. Now she is studying at IUPUI for anthropology degree. She was born in India and learned her cooking skills from her mother, aunts and domestic maids while growing up there.

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

Before visiting Japan and Peru, Joanna set out to learn the basics of Japanese and Spanish. She considered free online games, she considered investing in Rosetta Stone, and throughout her research she discovered a Groupon for "Ear Worms". This company is described as "the most fun way to pick up a language, just by listening to music". The Groupon has since expired, but it offered 2 CDs for $10, so Joanna chose Japanese and Spanish, which will be demoed in class. The music is upbeat and fun, and she now knows over 20 phrases just from a couple of simple songs. https://www.earwormslearning.com/2015learn/japanese/ Come hear about Ear Worms. There will be fun music to listen to, fun quizzes to take, and prizes handed out too! Joanna does not work for Ear Worms and does not receive anything in exchange for holding this class. She is just passionate about music and education!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A donation (in any amount) to http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/membership/
Dark Chocolate
Loose leaf tea
New tea towel or dishtowel
Unsweetened iced tea

About the teacher, Joanna Schreck

A TSI organizer and craft lover!

Basic Car Maintenance 101

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

Learn the basics of car maintenance in this 101 introductory class, including: - How to change a spare tire / rotate your car's tires - How to check and fill your car's fluids - How to check and change your car's air filter

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
2 -3 of your favorite recipes
fat quarter of fabric
fresh flowers
local beer
local or homemade good

About the teacher, Melissa Zaczek Larcom

Melissa learned basic car maintenance from her dad when she bought her first car, and has gained experience and practice ever since (over the past 17 years). She believes everyone should know the basics about their car, and feel comfortable and confident walking into an auto parts store or repair shop.

Yin Yoga for Any Body

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

Take 90 mins to stretch, relax, and strengthen yourself. You will be led in meditation & warm up before we start stretching gently, but deeply, your whole body. Movement in class is always slow, steady, and relaxing. Yin yoga is not without work (you will feel the stretches the next day) but you will never be encouraged to push so hard you hurt. This class is for people of any size and shape, without judgement. Modifications are strongly encouraged. Yin yoga is about YOU, not the perfect pose. Please bring a a yoga mat or towel, and a blanket and/or blocks for modifications.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
cat toys or treats
dangly earrings
dog chew toys or treats
handmade soap
homemade jams/jellies (sweet, savory, or spicy!)
pickled goods (sweet, savory, or spicy!)
single serve coffee pods
tea (bags or loose, any kind will do!)
washcloth/kitchen towel (handmade or purchased)
your best family recipe (on paper, not the food itself)

About the teacher, Athena Bingham

Athena is yin yoga teacher by day & barista/social media specialist by night. Her yoga philosophy is: Do what's right for your body, not what's "right" for the pose.

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

Have you been interested in making a difference in the realm of public policy advocacy but have no idea how to get started? You’d be surprised how the tools of story and relationship can help you step forward in advocacy, influence the public square, and help make the world an even better place.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
boxes of kleenex
disposable napkins
non-styrofoam disposable coffee cups
rolls of paper towels
rolls of toilet tissue

About the teacher, Lisa Marchal

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

Fabric Postcards

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

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

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

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

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

Succulents are everywhere. There are easy ways to grow and care for these beautiful plants. In this class we will go through the stages of plant growth and easy home care. Everyone will go home with a starter piece to practice what we learn and grow your own plant.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
a surprise
empty egg cartons
helpful tips on website maintance and building
pretty rocks for table top gardens
tiny garden figurines

About the teacher, Stacey Davis

Stacey believes that food, physical fitness and joy are everything in life.

Leather + Tyvek Earrings

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

Have you heard of Tyvek? Its a fantastic material used for everything from shipping bags, to hazmat suits, to wrapping houses. Using this material along with reclaimed leather we will create unique earrings. I will provide enough materials to for each student to make two pairs. I will show you how to find Tyvek, what to do with it and why I think it is SO COOL. I promise to share all my resources!

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A book you loved and a note why
Healthy snacks for a road trip
Locally roasted coffee
Produce from your garden :)
Your favorite bottle of wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

Cross Stitch 101

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

Learn to cross stitch with hands on instruction in a small group setting. A small kit will be provided for you. I will show you how to start your project, as well as provide instruction on finishing. I will share some of my favorite resources and show you how to keep everything organized with your new hobby.

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

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

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

Maybe you've heard about the elusive "NaNoWriMo" club, or maybe you'd like to challenge your creative writing. Whether you're a seasoned writer or just dipping your toes in putting thoughts to paper, this class will be a sounding board for the creative type. Learn about National Novel Writing Month, take away some creative writing challenges, and surround yourself with like-minded writers.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
A donation (in any amount) to http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/membership/
Dark Chocolate
Loose leaf tea
New tea towel or dishtowel
Unsweetened iced tea

About the teacher, Joanna Schreck

A TSI organizer and craft lover!

Sprouting at Home

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

Do you love fresh sprouts but you hate how expensive they are? Are you looking for a way to grow your own food, even in your house during the winter? In this class you will learn about some different types of sprouters, how to sprout and what to do with your finished sprouts. You will be amazed at how delicious and fun these are! During class, a few samples will be provided. I will also provide you with all the resources I use with my own sprouter at home.

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
a book you think I should read and a note why
a healthy snack for my desk
dark chocolate
handmade soap
scotch tape
whole bean coffee
your favorite bottle of wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

Monthly Check-In Meeting

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

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

Bring one of the following:
* a pay-what-you-can membership
* something for Trade School (an organizer will email you later to coordinate)
* train to become a Trade School class volunteer
Enthusiasm!
ideas or participation
nonperishable food item for Trade School

About the teacher, Emily Snider

Emily has a background in photography and graphic design. She currently is the Communications Organizer for Trade School Indy.

Trade School Indy Turns 5!!

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

TRADE SCHOOL INDY IS TURNING 5!! Join us for TACOS & TEQUILA at Trade School Indianapolis' 5th Anniversary party! Feel free to bring a dish, a friend (or 2) and your enthusiasm. EVENT DETAILS ---------> Tuesday, September 12th | 6:30-8PM | @ Rabble Coffee

Bring one of the following:
* a pay-what-you-can membership
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
a yummy dish to share at the party!
ideas or participation
nonperishable food item for the Trade School pantry

About the teacher, Emily Snider

Emily has a background in photography and graphic design. She currently is the Communications Organizer for Trade School Indy.

FALL LAUNCH PARTY!!

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

Calling all Trade-School enthusiasts! Please join us on October 3rd for our Fall Semester Launch Party and get first dibs on attending hot new classes. Celebrate with us at Rabble Coffee and kick-off the upcoming semester! Here are a few great reasons to attend: 1) View the class list before it's posted online 2) Register for classes before they're open to the public 3) Check out our classroom venue 4) Meet our teachers (or become one!) 5) Learn about Trade School (and get involved!) Join us on October 3rd! There is no cost to attend, but we are 100% funded by Pay-What-You-Can donations/ memberships. If you are able to donate, we THANK YOU and ask that you do so as a barter item when you RSVP. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our Fall Semester Launch Event on Tuesday, October 3rd at Rabble Coffee!

Bring one of the following:
* a pay-what-you-can membership
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
a yummy dish to share at the party!
ideas or participation
nonperishable food item for Trade School

About the teacher, Trade School Indy

Trade School is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Homebuyers Workshop

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

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

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
2 or 3 of your favorite recipes
a book that changed your life (tell me why)
homemade baked goods/food
local beer
surprise me!

About the teacher, Jason Snider

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

Intro to Reiki and Subtle Energy

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

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. Subtle Energy explains our energetic anatomy. In this class we learn to tap into energy for healing and balance.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
herbs (fresh or dry)
Red Wine
small house plant
Surprise Offering

About the teacher, Star

Stardust Adita is a resident of Indianapolis. She facilitates community talks on Race and Human Rights. She enjoys teaching and practicing Healing Arts. Her Art and Activism is based on the fact that people should Be Who They Are and feel safe to do so. To quote Audre Lorde “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare

Special FX Makeup

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

Special FX Makeup from the dollar store. Get ready for Halloween with some SFX makeup skills to pull your costume together, just in time for your Halloween Party or taking the kids Trick-or-Treating.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
Champagne
Fresh Flowers
Halloween Decor
Local/homemade goods/foods
Tequila

About the teacher, Jenifer Snider

Jenifer is a Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Makeup Artist, & Licensed and Certified Permanent Makeup Artist. With 20+ years of stage makeup experience. Jenifer is a Small Business Owner in Greenwood, IN; Opening Jenifer Snider Aesthetics @ Hollywood On Madison in July 2016.

Cross Stitch 101

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

Cross stitching is such an easy and inexpensive hobby to enjoy! Learn to cross stitch with hands on instruction in a small group setting. A small kit will be provided for you. I will show you how to start your project, as well as provide instruction on finishing. I will share some of my favorite resources and show you how to keep everything organized.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
fresh local eggs
fresh local honey
local or handmade surprise
locally roasted coffee
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
your favorite bottle of wine

About the teacher, Danielle Reed

Danielle is a crochet designer who loves to teach.

Home Sellers Workshop

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

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

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
2 or 3 of your favorite recipes
a book that changed your life (tell me why)
homemade baked goods/food
local beer
surprise me!

About the teacher, Jason Snider

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

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

In this class, we will tackle the most basic of crochet skills in a quick and useful project. Stitches shown include chaining, single crochet and slipped stitches, but other stitches and techniques can be shown upon request.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
a surprise
Childrens' books
goods or food
Help in my garden
Plants

About the teacher, Paige Shipley

Paige is a twenty-something yarn junkie who knits, crochets, spins and weaves. Small business owner and artist. New mom. Animal lover. DIY-enthusiast and tea connoisseur.

Native American Religion & Nature

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

Cozy up and celebrate Autumn by diving into the often misunderstood subject of Native American religion(s). This seminar-style class will provide a brief glimpse into this complex subject using case studies, Native American literature, and end with how Native American religion is impacting current events (think pipeline controversies, etc.)

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
Cozy scarf
Local or homemade goods
Spa items (bath bombs, face masks, etc)
Tea
Wine or beer

About the teacher, Sarah Ertelt

Sarah is a senior at DePauw University majoring in Religious Studies, and is passionate about studying how religion impacts climate change. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors and trying out new bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. She has previously taught an Introduction to World Religions class.

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

During this class you will learn the basic technical aspects to producing alcohol for human consumption. Application of these skills will allow you to create your own alcoholic beverages such as beer, hard cider, mead, or wine. Beer will be the central topic of discussion, but non-grain recipes will also be discussed when techniques and concepts overlap. Fundamental concepts will be reinforced with visual aids when appropriate, and you will leave with an understanding of how to produce, package, and analyze alcoholic beverages.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
Craft beer or wine
Fiction
Post cards from locations outside Indiana
Small items for desk or bookshelf decoration
Small mineral specimens (e.g. quartz, etc.)

About the teacher, Adam Kinne

Adam is a Biotechnology graduate student at IU Bloomington and will graduate in 2018. He has broad interests in science and technology. His passion is applying fundamental topics from physics, chemistry, and biology to useful or interesting projects.

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

Join us for an informative class on easy tricks for tailoring your cupcakes to any occasion! Attendees will see these techniques in action and will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on activity near the end of class. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper for notes. All other supplies will be provided by the instructor. Attendees will walk away with fresh ideas to apply to their next cupcake project!

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
a French braiding lessons
anything else you would like to offer
box cake mix from your pantry
container of flavoring or extract from your pantry
gardening help in Spring 2018 (Pike Township Area)
local or homemade jam, jelly or preserves

About the teacher, Asia Coffee

A native of Indianapolis, Asia Coffee is a commercial interior designer by profession who loves to decorate cakes and teach cake decorating classes in her spare time. She has been decorating for family and friends for seven years and has been teaching for five years as a certified Wilton Method Instructor. Asia is passionate about cake decorating and is looking forward to the exciting opportunity to share her knowledge with others through Trade School!

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

This workshop will review the basics of what makes a successful public speaker and help participants develop their own short "Elevator Speech" in order to introduce themselves as individuals or share information about their profession or any other cause they may feel passionate about. Come prepared to get out of your comfort zone and speak in front of the class at least once!

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
Anything handmade
photo frames
Things with 4-Leaf clovers
toys or knick knacks for my desk
Your favorite wine or beer - local is great!

About the teacher, Erin Bain

Erin moved to Indy in 2016 after growing up in VA and NC. Her professional and volunteer experiences include working with youth in a variety of capacities through the 4-H program. Erin is afraid of spiders and still has not totally learned what Hoosier means. She has two cats named Cashew and Macadamia (because they are “nuts”), and enjoys tasty food and beverages, traveling, concerts, outdoorsy stuff, theater, and baseball and her perfect vacation would figure out a way to combine all of those things together.

Essential oil therapy

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

Bring the healing powers and beautiful aromas of plants and flowers into your everyday life with essential oil therapy. The potent "essence" of plants can convey to us the same healing, balancing and protective benefits to improve our emotional, mental and physical well being. In this introduction you will experience a wide variety of scents while learning the therapeutic properties of each. You will learn the basics of essential oil blending and diluting for creating personalized fragrances or targeted therapeutic blends for meditation, stress, immune care, pain, and much more. Explore how to integrate essential oils in your home with a variety of ideas for diffusion, bath, and homemade body care products. Supplies to make your own essential oil spray during the class will be provided free by rareEssence.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
Gems, crystals, hand made jewelry
Hand made or local art
House plants
Lessons in guitar, singing or tai chi
Your favorite coffee, wine or meade

About the teacher, Angelita Hampton

Angelita Hampton, an Indianapolis native, received a BS from Earlham College in Richmond, IN, and is a The Ohio State University master’s candidate. During the past 15 years, she has studied nutrition and physical fitness, obtaining certification as a personal trainer. She worked as a trainer in Columbus, OH before returning to Indianapolis. Angelita began a focus on the nutritional aspect of health and fitness, studying for and receiving certification as a health coach. She has conducted classes for staff employees and customers of health oriented stores. Angelita is a product rep for several natural brands that include essential oils, supplements and body care items. Angelita enjoys poetry writing, running, making jewelry and pursuing her favorite form of retail therapy: thrifting.

Blog Maintenance

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

You will learn the basics of blogging using WordPress including posting and updating blogs, how to write your own SEO (search engine optimization) terms, and how to interpret search data on WordPress.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
fresh flowers
gently used adult books
gently used children's books
jam or jelly recipes
perennial plants

About the teacher, Karri Emly

Karri is a journalist who currently works in healthcare. She started blogging about sexual health and sexual issues in July 2014. She taught herself SEO and how to post blogs to WordPress.

Introduction to Grant Writing

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

In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of grant writing, from planning to submission. Strategies for developing a proposal, the components of competitive grant applications, and examples of successful grant applications will be reviewed. Students will have the opportunity to workshop a proposal in progress if they wish and will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to write their first grant.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
A cool print
Fresh flowers
Kombucha, tea, or coffee
Small indoor plants
Something locally made or produced
Something that smells like lavender or sandalwood
Something you made
Teach me to do something you love doing
Your favorite book, poem, or album

About the teacher, Lyndsay Crespo

Lyndsay Crespo provides strategic direction and writes grant proposals for the John Boner Neighborhood Centers, an Indianapolis nonprofit serving the Near Eastside community. She is also a board member for Trade School Indianapolis and Pogues Run Food Co-op. Apart from these activities, she enjoys jogging, cycling, yoga, meditation, gardening, and anything in the kitchen. She lives near Rabble with her three guinea pigs and sometimes gets around to practicing guitar.

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

Just in time for Thanksgiving, you will learn how to make the best side for this holiday season. This savory side dish is packed with veggies, mushrooms and bacon (because everything is better with bacon) and topped with a buttery cracker crust. Because this dish required lots of cutting and chopping, some basic knife skills will also be taught, so bring your best knife and cutting boards if you have them. This is a hand-on class.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
A book that you really enjoyed
A donation or participation to Extra Life, https://www.extra-life.org/participant/Miguel-Harris
Anything nerdy/geeky or sci-fi related.
Cat toys or treats
Coffee beans

About the teacher, Miguel Harris

Miguel is a Indy native who has a passion for building. Whether is cooking, woodworking or building electronics, he is happiest when he takes a bunch of ingredients and creating something that is more than the sum of their parts. When Miguel is not at work or play, volunteers at Riley Hospital and raises funds for Children's Miracle Network every year.

How to Start an Index Journal

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

In this class, you will learn how to setup an index journal! Index journaling is a similar concept to a Bullet journal, but with more freedom (without a specific set of symbols, calendars, etc.) The class will explain how to organize your journal, suggestions for different ways you can use your journal, fun trackers to add, and a list of resources to help you complete your journal. Please bring with you the notebook you will use as your journal, and your desired writing implement(s).

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
a small pack of your favorite pens
k-cups, any kind/flavor
nail polish, any color
tea bags (herbal, green, or black preferred)
Your/your family's favorite banana bread recipe

About the teacher, Athena Bingham

Athena is yin yoga teacher by day & barista/social media specialist by night. Her yoga philosophy is: Do what's right for your body, not what's "right" for the pose.

Self-Defense 101

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

Self Defense 101 will provide students with an introduction to the techniques and thinking strategies needed to survive a unfriendly encounter. The course will introduce students to ways of responding to being choked, grabbed, or otherwise threatened. Students will have an opportunity to apply the skills that they learn in role-play scenarios. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for a fitness class.

Bring one of the following:
* a pledge to volunteer by facilitating a class (we'll send you info!)
* a Trade School Donation
* a Trade School needl!! (see http://tradeschool.coop/indianapolis/page/needs to select a current need/)
A lesson in accounting techniques for small businesses
A lesson in marketing techniques
A surprise
Homemade cookies or biscotti
Some of your favorite kind of pre-ground coffee
your expertise in liability insurance

About the teacher, Richard Todd

Richard Todd is a fourth-degree black belt in karate. He has been a student of martial arts for fifteen years, and has been teaching his own blend of traditional karate and other tactical applications to adults and children in and around the Indianapolis area for six years. He is passionate about making sure people have the means to keep themselves and their families safe.