Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Been a while since I've posted and yet there's a ton going on. The Keeping Chickens in the city class will be happening soon... just trying to pin down a day with the interested folks and then the Seattle Public Library.

I've met with Dani from Team Victory Seattle as they were also talking about starting a free school. Very soon we'll be heading down to Olympia to check out the free school and get some much needed advice.... no need to duplicate mistakes if we don't need to! Hopefully we'll all be working together on this... the more the merrier!

Met last Sunday with DIY Seattle who is also very excited about the free school. They are going to be putting on a DIY academy during the summer and hope to have a variety of classes. I hear they're talking about silkscreening and I am definately hoping this one comes true as it's something I've wanted to learn for a long time now!

I guess that's about it. I've emailed folks a flyer (sorry for the spam) and would ask that you distribute info at will. If anyone reading this didn't get one just email me at and I'll get one to you asap.

K, that's it for now, see you all at a Seattle Free School class soon!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Teaching Clarification

Just wanted to offer a bit of clarification about Seattle Free School. While currently the classes are largely craft based, there is no need for this to be the case. If you want to teach classes on just about anything, you're welcome here. Foreign language classes, photography classes, business classes, football appreciation classes, basketball classes... really, you name it.

And if there are classes you would like to see please let me know that too... and I'll do my best to hunt down someone to teach it.

The other idea is that you really don't need to be a pro to teach/facilitate a class. I've been making soap for about 2 years... I'm in no way a professional, but I've got enough experience to teach what I know to people that haven't ever done it before. Really that's all that's needed. Of course, if you're got a bit more knowledge you can always offer an advanced class... that's welcome too!

On a different note, I have a couple of people signed up for the beekeeping class and a couple for the chickens class. Once I've had a chance to put out a few more flyers I'll be arranging a time for these. If you'd like to be on the list please let me know.

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Well, today my friends and family were finally spammed about Seattle Free School. Hopefully folks will pass it along as it's all word of mouth at this point. Received a few responses and we're well on the way to having a Chickens in the City class together soon... so if you're interested, let me know!

Not too much more to say at this point... just plugging away on getting things up and running. Please feel free to spam your friends and family about this too... feel free to blame me for it if they get mad!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Flyer available

Well, as much as I tried to post a great flyer on the website, translating from a publisher doc to a web page is far more problematic then it should be. For now there's a flyer posted that will work, so should you want to print them and put them out feel free. Or, if you'd like to print a better version just email me ( and I'll send you a much better version done in publisher. I can also send it as a basic word doc for those of you without publisher.

And to any and all that put up info about Seattle Free School... THANKS!