Trade School Los Angeles

Trade School LA is a volunteer-run community organization that offers classes & workshops to the public using barter instead of money. All are welcome.

Trade School Los Angeles

Los Angeles , CA
United States
Contact Phone
P: 3235320406


Trade School is an alternative, self-organized school that runs on barter. The Los Angeles chapter was started in 2014 and will host its first month-long session of classes in May of 2014. Here is how Trade School works: 1) Classes at Trade School Los Angeles are taught in exchange for barter items from students. For example, if you teach a class about building a website, you might ask students to bring one of the following: guitar strings; a paperback novel; a bag of fruit; or help with something like finding an apartment. Each class's barter may be different, as each instructor sets their classes' exchange. 2) Students sign up for classes by agreeing to bring 1 barter item from the teacher's request. 3) On the day of class, students and teachers gather in a space that is made available by the Trade School organizers. Students give barter items to the teacher, and class begins. Trade School is a place to learn with other people who value practical wisdom, mutual aid, and the social nature of exchange. We believe that everyone has something to offer. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ section -

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Good news! We've added Wait Lists for the classes that are already full:

Published on 2015-02-08 16:15:07 GMT

New spring classes will be available TOMORROW! And we are really, really, really excited to tell you about them. Make sure you're signed up for our newsletter so you get the full class list emailed to you tomorrow:

Published on 2015-02-05 18:56:18 GMT

TOMORROW: We still have 2 seats available in tomorrow's TSLA Teacher Orientation. If you want to teach, or are interested in learning more about the teaching process, sign up TODAY!

Published on 2015-01-10 19:03:22 GMT

Ride Share Opportunity: If anyone wants to volunteer to help share a ride to Tuesday's Intro To Tarot class, please contact us: "i'm in los feliz and without a car at the moment - is anyone on the sign up coming from los feliz/silverlake/echo park?"

Published on 2014-05-25 18:58:13 GMT

More seats added to tomorrow's FULL class! Come learn screen printing basics at Pop Hop Books and take home your very own screen printed masterpiece.

Published on 2014-05-24 16:46:06 GMT

Hey Trade Schoolers! There are still spots open for Figure Drawing 101 this Sunday 7/12 from 7-9:30 pm in Echo Park. There will be a professional model (clothed) who may be striking some ninja-esque poses. Come flex your creative muscle!