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Some UPDATES:

Poetry and Technology – Location change!

Who: Liza Flum and Maggie Jack    maggiejack531@gmail.com

When: 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23 7-8pm

Where: Tompkins Public Library study room

Please join one technologist and one poet in an interdisciplinary class exploring the intersections between poetry and tech. The class will involve writing and reading poetry, and also working with technological tools to create, analyze, and publish poems. We will tailor the class to students’ interests. The capstone will involve publishing poetry either in text online or in sound on the air.

 

Ithaca Folk Song Swaps – new date for July!

Who: Eric Songswap2@ericlerner.net 273-1154

When: 6/21, 7/26 2-5pm  Aug dates TBA

Where: Crow’s Nest Café 115 The Commons Upstairs from Autumn Leaves Books

Let’s get together and sing.  We’re looking for people in the Ithaca area who want to get together to lead a folk song, and join in on others’ songs.  We’ll welcome traditional ballads, chanteys, & songs, as well as contemporary songs with traditional roots.  Bring your acoustic instrument or sing a cappella.  We’ll take turns going around the circle to lead or request a song.  One person guides the turn-taking, encourages beginners, discourages noisy side conversations, and generally tries to keep things on track. Let’s build a stronger Ithaca-based network of folksingers.  Come sing us a song!http://www342.pair.com/elerner/Songswap/

 

Party Frolic

Thanks to everyone who made it to the Freeskool Calendar Release Party at Waffle Frolic. We had a great time eating waffles, making pins, paper hats and screen printing shirts! Now go forth and take free classes!

Making fancy paper hats!

Making fancy paper hats!

More paper hats!

More paper hats!

Screen printing!

Screen printing!

Getting the word out.

Getting the word out.

Crafty happenings at Freeskool Party.

Crafty happenings at Freeskool Party.

TEACH AN ITHACA FREESKOOL CLASS THIS WINTER!

TEACH AN ITHACA FREESKOOL CLASS THIS WINTER!

If you haven’t given teaching a try – now is the time! We’ll be taking submissions for the winter starting now till January 3rd. Meet people in your town, work on hobbies with others, share what you know – the Freeskool is a flexible, informal platform for teaching – now is the chance start something neat in your community! 

The next semester will begin Feb. 1st and go until the end of April. We enthusiastically await your class submissions. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 1st. To submit please fill out the form on our site at: https://ithacafreeskool.wordpress.com/get-involved/

Anyone can be a teacher! You don’t have to be an expert! So get in touch.
Thank you,
Freeskool Organizers

Calendar Release!

Here we go! A new calendar awaits us all – Oct- Dec 2014 – check out the PDFs (Fall 2014 class description and Fall 2014 calendar) or click on the calendar button. Or, better yet, join us for our Calendar Release Snack-luck (yes, that is a pot-luck but toned down a bit).

Freeskool Oct-Dec 2014Saturday, Sept 27th 
2PM
The Fall Semester is coming up quickly and the calendars are READY! Join us at Thompson Park (the one with the bell…) to celebrate.  
 
Bring a snack to share, if you can, and stay for a bit and get to know the teachers, organizers, and students that make the Ithaca Freeskool happen and happening. Share ideas and inspiration! Or just stop by to grab a *new* calendar (or a stack that you can distribute to all your friends and colleagues), and say “hi.”
All are welcome!

*Rain location is 601 North Cayuga St.*

Ballet Folklorico Group Performs

Ithaca Freeskool’s Ballet Folklorico group will be performing on September 15th at the Latino Heritage Month Celebration!

10258826_10152489147785159_4782094307806855651_oSince the Spring 2014 semester Juliana Garcia has been teaching a traditional Mexican dance class at Southside Community Center. Ballet folklorico is a form of traditional Mexican folk dance dating back to the ancient Aztecs. Each region within Mexico prides itself on their unique, beautiful and culturally rich dances, costumes, and music. The dancers recount every aspect of life within Mexico through their tapping feet, flowing skirts or waving sombreros.

The group has added members since last semester and has performed at Cinco de Mayo at GIAC (see video) and at the Freeskool Calendar Release event. Most of the participants have had no previous experience, so we’re pretty proud of how far they’ve come. Check them out at Lot 10 at 7:20pm on Sept 15th!

Want to join the group? Check out Juliana’s class description below:

Ballet Folklorico

Who: Juliana Garcia jag394@cornell.edu

When: Thurs 7-8:30pm

Ballet folklorico is a form of traditional Mexican folk dance dating back to the ancient Aztecs. Each region within Mexico prides itself on their unique, beautiful and culturally rich dances, costumes, and music. The dancers recount every aspect of life within Mexico through their tapping feet, flowing skirts or waving sombreros. You too can be a part of the stories of love, heartache, war, celebration and much more by becoming a dancer. The dances are performed in groups as well as with a partner. No previous dance experience is necessary. Immerse yourself in a new culture while getting some fun exercise! Please RSVP to join in.

Fall for Teaching!

33643_471753075158_550215158_6621321_5501969_nIf you haven’t given teaching a try – now is the time! We’ll be taking submissions for the fall starting now till Sept 1. Meet people in your town, work on hobbies with others, share what you know – the Freeskool is a flexible, informal platform for teaching – get on it.

The next semester will begin Oct 1st and go until the end of December. We are looking forward to your class submissions. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 1st. To submit please fill out the form on our site at: https://ithacafreeskool.wordpress.com/get-involved/

Anyone can be a teacher! You don’t have to be an expert! So get in touch.
Thank you,
Freeskool Organizers

Freeskool – Be An Organizer!

Hey friends, as always we are looking for some awesome people to jump on in and keep making the Freeskool happen. We are consensus based, no hierarchy and lots of cookies, an occasional waffle, you know? This is a great chance to get creative in the community, learn how to run an organization and meet friends. Come check out what we do! 33643_471753075158_550215158_6621321_5501969_n

Who: Your Freeskool Organizers ithaca_freeskool@riseup.net

When: 8/10 2-4pm

Where: Crow’s Nest Cafe above Autumn Leaves Bookstore in Commons

Come be part of the behind-the-scenes of Freeskool. We’re looking for organizers to help find teachers, make art, distribute calendars and all the other Freeskool goings-on. Being part of the team means getting to know the community, learning programs like InDesign, making posters, being creative and radical. Come get a sense of what it’s all about. Can’t make the date? Get in touch and we can figure something out.

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