For those of you around during the afternoon, we've got a few daytime classes coming up at our Prospect Heights location. Look out for more througout the summer as well!
Wednesday, May 1, 3pm
Everyone knows that one person who knows everyone. If you want to learn gardening, they have a contact. A job in finance, check. A voiceover artist to coach you in starting your new podcast? Easy. But how do your peers know so many people, and how do they organize them?!
Learn about the art of being a connector (and what that even means), and what responsibilities and cautions come with it. You’ll also learn how to realize the network you already have and do the right thing with it. While this isn’t a class to learn about good networking practices in the traditional sense, you will leave with a better sense of thenuances of connecting meaningfully.
This class is perfect for people with a genuine interest in learning the art of using a Rolodex of contacts wisely, and for those who just want to appreciate how the magic happens. A willingness to participate in brainstorming and groupwork with an open mind is a must. Please don’t sign up if your primary goal is to get 14 other business cards to add to your collection... even though that very well might happen!
Thursday, May 23, two afternoon sessions!
If asked to think of tie-dye techniques, most people could probably come up with the basic spiral or the classic bullseye...but how much do you think your average Joe knows about Shibori dyeing?
Shibori, or Japanese tie-dye, actually consists of lots of different methods for binding, tying, sewing, or twisting cloth before applying dyes, but in this class we're going to focus on the twisting part, or "arashi shibori" (also known as pole-wrapping shibori).
We'll use narrow silk scarves that are perfect for wrapping around your head, or augmenting your waist as a belt. Or, hey, just hang them on a balcony and let their loveliness float in the breeze. Each student willmake 3 scarves, and come away with everything you'll need to know to do these on your own.
(Weather permitting, this class will take place in the backyard at our Prospect Heights location.)
rolodex image courtesy renaissancechambara