[COLLEGIUM CAIDIS SPRING 2002]

Course Catalog

ARCHERY COOKING / BREWING DANCE
FIBER ARTS / EMBROIDERY GUEST INSTRUCTOR HERALDRY
HISTORY LIGHT WEAPONS METALWORKING
MISCELLANEA MUSIC / THEATER RAPIER
SCA OFFICES SCRIBAL ARTS SOCIETY SKILLS
SPECIAL EVENT WAR COLLEGE YOUTH CLASSES: OLDER CHILDREN AND TEENS

GUEST INSTRUCTOR: Marquessa Mistress Laurellen de Brandevin, from the Barony of Madrone, Kingdom of An Tir; The Renaissance Taylor series

Part 1: Garments and Layers Discussion on the various layers of Elizabethan clothing for both men and women, starting from the skin out. History and function of layers supplemented by reproduced examples for students to look at. Some discussion of the patterns for various garments.
Instructor: Marquessa Mistress Laurellen de Brandevin
SAT 9 - 11 AM
Part 2: Patterns and Pattern Drafting Discussion of period and good modern pattern sources, how to draft patterns and make mock-ups, and a demo on producing basic body block patterns. Facsimiles of extant tailor's pattern books will be available for students to look at. Information on how to obtain facsimiles of period tailor's pattern books also made available.
Instructor: Marquessa Mistress Laurellen de Brandevin
SAT 4 - 6 PM
Part 3: Fabrics and Colors Discussion of period fabrics and good modern substitutes, why certain fabrics are better than others, how to make fabrics behave, and how to make less than appropriate fabrics work. Short discussion on colors and meanings of colors in period. Some discussion on period vs. modern sewing techniques with examples.
Instructor: Marquessa Mistress Laurellen de Brandevin
SUN 9 - 11 AM
Part 4: Trims and Notions Demonstrations and examples of how to make period trims and notions with examples of how trims and notions were used in period. Discussion and examples on some hand work techniques such as cartridge pleating, hand bound eyelet holes, etc. Class ends with a hands-on demo on how to make needle worked buttons.
Instructor: Marquessa Mistress Laurellen de Brandevin
SUN 2 - 4 PM

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ARCHERY

A Beginner's Guide to Practical Arrow Fletching If you're tired of paying a small fortune for arrows from one of the Few mundane sources for them, or if your arrows are not accurate enough for A good score, this class will introduce you to the ancient art of fletching. The class will discuss the needed tools and materials, as well as sources for obtaining them (at the best prices). The class will then progress through the process of creating accurate (and inexpensive) arrows that will satisfy all the SCA requirements for archery. Demonstration of several more advances techniques, including proper care and maintenance of arrows, methods of making your own arrowheads and fletches, and more.
Instructor: Kurt von Arriksleva
SUN 9 - 11 AM
History of the Crossbow This class is comprised of a chronological look at the history and development of the Medieval Crossbow, the principal ballistic weapon used on the European continent between the Tenth and Seventeenth Centuries (until replaced by firearms), and even later as a "gentle's" hunting weapon. The class will recount the numerous advantages of this form of weapon, as well as its several shortcomings, and discussion will also center of a practical school of the weapon, as gleaned from period documentation and pictures. The class will also discuss the necessary accessories for effective use of the crossbow (sights, cocking devices, different forms of bolts, etc.), along with a practical demonstration of safe handling of several types of these bows.
Instructor: Kurt von Arriksleva
SAT 9 - 11 AM

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COOKING / BREWING

How to put on a SCA Banquet Tips and advice on selecting a site, evaluating a kitchen, budgeting and choosing a menu,handling service for royalty and the populace, setting up and decorating the banquet hall, handling problems without blowing your cool or your budget, etc.
Instructor: Huette Aliza von und zu Ährens und Mechthildberg
SAT 4 - 6 PM
Intro to Brewing Wondering how to get started in making your own beer or mead. How about a plum wine under your own label? Come and see how easy brewing can be. We will be discussing the brewing laws of the mundane world, equipment needed and the safety factors involved. This will be a lecture class only - no tasting!
Instructors: Donal O'Brien and Therese of the While Griffin
SAT 2 - 4 PM
Intermediate Brewing Special problems of beer and wine will be presented such as the complex procedures required for a good cabernet . Class will cover variations of alcohol and yeast levels, selection of yeasts, multiple racking schedules, etc. The last portion of the class will be open discussion.
Instructor: Timotheus Zacharia
SAT 4 - 6 PM

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DANCE

Advanced Country Dance ( English and Scottish) Come learn some of the more challenging English and Scottish country dances. This is a very active class, dancers should be able to do reels (hays) of 3 and 4 people. Steps and figures will be reviewed briefly.
Instructor: Ealasaid NiChlurain and Kastigir
SUN 9 - 11 AM
Advanced English Country Dance Advanced English Country dance for dancers with experience in English Country Dance. Dancers must be proficient in the basic steps and figures and able to follow calls easily. Dances will include St. Martins, Fain I Would, Whirligig and others if time permits. Class will include some discussion of performance techniques.
Instructors: Lyon and Unicorn Dancers
SAT 11 AM - 1 PM
# of Students: 16 MAX
Beginning Italian Dance This class is for anyone who has danced before and would like to learn Italian dance. Contropasso for 2 will be taught.
Instructor: Li Kuang Ch'i
SAT 2 - 4 PM
Beginning Morris An introduction to the history and Styles of Cotswold Morris dancing with dances in one or two village traditions. Students are warned that this is a high impact dance form, shoes and health condition should be sturdy.
Instructor: Honorah de Wink de Leigh
SUN 2 - 4 PM
# of Students: 18 MAX
The Canario: A comparsion of French, Italian and English forms A comparison of how the Canario is described and done in the various dance manuals of France, Italy and England.
Instructor: Huette Aliza von und zu Ährens und Mechthildberg
SUN 2 - 4 PM
CANCELLED
Middle Eastern Dance: Presentation and Movement Middle Eastern dance movements, combinations and transitions. Discussion on differentiation between folk, tribal, fusions, and cabaret styles in movement, music and costume.
Instructor: Iantha Delfini del Mar
SAT 4 - 6 PM
Surviving a Revel on Two Left Feet Learn the basic dances commonly found at all Caidan revels. Time permitting, dances will include: Caidan Measure, Calafian Bransle, Hole in the Wall, Manshaft Pavanne, Bransle Official.
Instructor: Ghislaine d'Auxerre
SAT 9 - 11 AM
# of Students: 20 MAX

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FIBER ARTS / EMBROIDERY

Basic Beginning Fibers Students will learn about the great variety of different fibers from plants and animals relating to the modern world and our time period of study. Students will make a fiber sample card in class. Students will also learn about basic textile terminology via discussion and handout. This class has been updated and expanded from its last presentation.
Instructor: Astridhr Selr Leifsdottir
SAT 2 - 4 PM
# of Students: 15 MAX
Beginning Spinning No Experience necessary!!! This class is designed for the individual who has never spun before. Students will learn using a drop spindle and wool. Other fibers will be present to show what is possible. Some basic fiber processing options will be discussed and demonstrated. If students have a drop spindle - please bring it, however drop spindles and fiber will be provided for student use.
Instructor: Astridhr Selr Leifsdottir
SAT 4 - 6 PM
# of Students: 10 MAX
Blocking and Cleaning Needlework So it's finished, but it's looking a little lumpy. What do you do now? This class will cover construction of a blocking board, cleaning and blocking methods for counted thread, surface embroidery and needlepoint. Students should bring projects they want advice on.
Instructor: Angelina Nicolette de Beaumont
SAT 9 - 11 AM
Double Weave Pick-up Tablet Weaving Should be familiar with tablet weaving and have tablet weaving cards. We will learn the continuous warp method and learn to pick out decorative patterns, letters and images. Anthing that can be charted can be tablet woven in double weave pick-up. Bring an inkle loom (or 2-2" C-clamps) and two colors of rug warp, Cro-sheen cotton, or other cotton yarn suitable for making bands. Also at least 24 tablet weaving cards. Graph paper and pencil for charting patterns. Bring any ideas you might want to weave.
Instructor: Phillipa Schyler
SUN 9 AM - 1 PM
# of Students: 8 MAX
Elizabethan Tassels and Braids This class covers fingerloop braiding (one round and one flat braid) and making the wooden-cored tassels used as handles on Elizabethan sweetbags. The latter will include some needle lace and beading techniques.
Instructor: Eowyn Amerdrake
SAT 2 - 4 PM
# of Students: 20 MAX
How to Get Warped in Four Hours This class will take a beginner weaver through all the steps necessary to warp a 4 harness loom. We will discuss warp and weft calculations, fiber choices, how to use a warping board, threading the reed and heddles, and finally winding it all on. At the end, we will all weave up what we've warped. In addition, participants will understand all the vocabulary above!
Instructor: Thea Northernridge
SAT 9 AM - 1 PM
Introduction to Netting This class will cover the basic knot used for the making of net, and the use of a shuttle and gauge. Students will learn the how to make a basic square mesh.
Instructor: Cynthia de Wickeresham
SUN 2 - 4 PM
# of Students: 15 MAX
Pleating Knife pleats, box pleats, cartridge pleats and organ pipe pleats
Instructor: Brianna Je Nell
SUN 11 AM - 1 PM
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Principles of Elizabethan Sweetbag Design This class covers the surface design (layout, color choices, flower choices, and stitches) and the construction of Elizabethan Sweetbags. The prepared student will leave the class with a suitable pattern. Bring: graph paper, tracing paper, pencil and eraser.
Instructor: Eowyn Amerdrake
SAT 11 AM - 1 PM
# of Students: 20 MAX
The Science of Spinning How many of you have ever succumbed to fiber lust and bought a package of spinning stuff -- and then realized the result you expected was not what you got? Learn about the physical properties of staple fibers, how to avoid the pitfalls of second cuts, how to deal with Annoying VM and assorted sheep stinkiness and -- especially -- how to evaluate and prepare raw fiber to increase your satisfaction with the results of your spinning projects. There will be lots of tools for demonstration of proper technique and hands-on experience. The student is strongly encouraged to bring in sample of their own samples for class evaluation and suggestions.
Instructor: Lady Ciorstan MacAmhlaidh
SUN 9 AM - 1 PM
# of Students: 10 MAX
Spin-In The Spin-in is for any fiber-minded individual to come and learn, strengthen skills, or help others with any task or artform in the fiber arts. Spinners, knitters, weavers, crocheters, basket-makers, et al are all welcome. It is a "drop-in" format where you can come and go at will. Bring your equipment and materials.
Instructor: Company of St. Catherine's
SAT 9 AM - 6 PM

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HERALDRY

Consulting Heraldry Consulting heraldry will be available in the Heraldic Arts classroom on Saturday from 9-11am and 2-6pm. Bring your questions and ideas to discuss with Caidan's Heralds.
Instructors: the Caidan Heralds
SAT 9 - 11 AM AND
SAT 2 - 6 PM
Duties of a Territorial Herald Being the territorial Herald of your local group encompasses court, field and book heraldry. Learn how to be a shining light among the kingdom's heralds without becoming burnt out.
Instructor: Eiríkr Mjoksiglandi Siguredtharson
SUN 11 AM - 1 PM
How to Choose a Name and Device How to choose a name and device that is appropriate and "fits" with your ideas on what you want your persona to be
Instructor: Eridana Ambra Dragotta
SAT 11 AM - 1 PM
How to do Heraldic Conflict Checking For territorial and consulting heralds or all interested parties. How to go about checking for conflicts for your clients. What points of difference are and how to gently guide your clients through the process of having their heraldic submissions approved by the College of Heralds.
Instructor: Jeanne Marie Lacroix
SUN 9 - 11 AM
Regional Style Workshop This class will study selected examples of period armory from various regions. For this class the consulting heralds are encouraged to bring a client, who has an interest in an armory from a particular region and time. Please contact Master James of the Lake, prior to the class so he can prepare for your questions and provide in-depth research. You are also encouraged to bring whatever they may have as well to assist the class.
Instructor: James of the Lake
SUN 2 - 4 PM

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HISTORY

Book Club The second in our Book Club series is A House In Grave Disorder: Sex, Law, and the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven By Cynthia B. Herrup. Sex, privilege, corruption, and revenge -- these are the elements that surround the 1630 case that resulted in the conviction for rape and sodomy and eventual beheading of the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven. Herrup takes the reader back to Stuart England to explore the legal, social and political ramifications of this trial. We will discuss how this trial holds interesting insights into Elizabethan England as well. Castlehaven was prosecuted for "disorderly" conduct that endangered social harmony. A fascinating read and a great source for discussion at the next book club meeting! Available on-line and at bookstores for $13-$15 (isbn: 0195139259; Oxford University Press).
Instructors: Hydyr ferch Caradoc, Siobhan ni Breogh, and Maria Theresa Ipenarrieta
SAT 4 - 6 PM
Flayed Cats: Strange Tales of the Elizabethan Era (or, She Gave Birth to a What?) Do you think it impossible for a woman to give birth to a flayed cat? How about imps impregnating women in the forest? Not true, you say! Well, not according to the Elizabethans. Come learn about all the strange things recorded during the Elizabethan era, and what they tell us about society -- divorce, childbirth, marriage, etc.
Instructor: Maria Theresa Ipenattieta
SAT 11 AM - 1 PM
History of the Royalty of Caid the entire Royal Lineage, from the first Prince and Princess to the Present day. As many pictures as we can dig up, funny stories, strange tales of secrets kept, challenges faced, plus as many of the members of the Royalty as would like to appear to deliver their own recollections. (All those former royals reading this description please contact me () to let me know if you'd like to contribute pictures, tales or memorabilia).
Instructor: Jared Alexandre Blaydeaux
SUN 11 AM - 1 PM
History of the Tournament Companies The rise and growth of the Tournament Companies of Medieval Europe, their place in the politics and economy of the period, and their effect on fighting styles, military tactics, and the institution of chivalry. We'll examine differences between British, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Polish companies, and whatever others we can uncover between now and then.
Instructor: Jared Alexandre Blaydeaux
SUN 2 - 4 PM
CANCELLED
History's Mysteries and Scandals: Elizabeth Learn all those interesting facts about the mysteries and scandals surrounding Elizabeth I -- some you may know, some you may not! Some you may think were true, some you may not! A fascinating woman as well as monarch, come learn the truth about Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen.
Instructor: Siobhan ni Breogh
SAT 2 - 4 PM
The 100 Years War Roses, wars, 100 years -- all this in England! Come join the fun as we discuss the circumstances and eventual outcome of the year that lasted a Century, involved two households and decided the future of Britain!
Instructor: Guillaume de Belgique
SUN 9 - 11 AM
Life in the Terem This class will discuss everyday life of upper class women in Kievan and Moscow Rus (VIth though XVIth centuries, with focus on later period), from a look at what they wore to an overview of their wifely duties. It will also introduce some famous women in Russian history, such as the Grand Duchess Olga and Tsaritsa Anastasia Romanovna. This class is is now tentatively scheduled for the Fall 2002 Collegium in Calafia.
Instructor: Liudmila Vladimirova doch'
SAT 9 - 11 AM
CANCELLED
FIRST CONTACT: Pictish paganism and Christian evangelism in Dark Age Scotland Any serious exploration of the culture and history of the Dark Age Picts of Scotland would not be complete without a review of the religious aspects of this fascinating people, and the profound role played by the first Christian missionaries to Pictavia. In this second class about Pictish culture, we will examine the historical and archaeological sources pertinent to theorizing the earliest Pictish religion before and during the Roman occupation of Brittany. What evidence suggests that it took until nearly AD 800 before Christianity penetrated all levels of Pictish society...or did it? This multimedia lecture and discussion will feature readings, vivid images, and music of this period.
Instructor: Broichan Maqq Kynat
SUN 11 AM - 1 PM

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LIGHT WEAPONS

Light Weapons Archery A beginner level class on the rules and extra armor requirements for Lights (Shinai) Archery Combat. Having some knowledge of Light Weapons would be a good start, but not a requirement.
Instructor: Meala Caimbuel
SUN 9 - 11 AM
SCA Light Weapons Combat 101 This class covers the basics of SCA light weapons combat as practiced in the Kingdom of Caid. Armoring standards, clothing suggestions, general weapons construction, etc. A light weapons practice will follow the class.
Instructor: Glen MacAulley
SAT 4 - 6 PM
CANCELLED
Weapons Construction for Lights Fighters This will cover the basics of custom weapons construction for light weapons, including western-style polearms, sabers, and longswords. Designs will be provided, as well as historical justification for each. Some materials will be provided, but those desiring to build a weapon on-site will need to bring at least one standard shinai (size 36 or larger for polearms, 36 or smaller for longswords, 34 or smaller for sabers). Also, bring duct tape and cloth tape in desired colors, and closed-cell foam. Steam will be provided for bending slats.
Instructor: Kean de Lacy
SAT 2 - 4 PM

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METALWORKING

How to Construct a Traditional Stained Glass Window The process of construction for a leaded window, using traditional techniques and modern tools, from concept to completion.
Instructor: Collette
SAT 9 AM - 1 PM
Intro to Pewtering Students will carve a mold and cast their own small medalions or pilgrims badge. This class uses lead-free pewter. There will be a break for lunch from 1-2pm).
Instructors: Guillaume and Catherine
SUN 11 AM - 4 PM
# of Students: 15 MAX

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MISCELLANEA

Advanced Pyrography: The Ancient Art of Woodburning In advanced pyrography we will discuss the challenge of documenting this obscure period art form using various methods. We will also design and Pyroengrave (burn) a small item, and decorate our projects further with painting and/or pyro-shading. Pre-requisites: Previously taken a pyrography class. Student may bring a pyrographed project for further embellishment or design they wish to work on.
Instructor: Miriam bas Levi
SAT 11 AM - 3 PM
# of Students: 15 MAX
Basic Block Printmaking, A period technique Learn one of the oldest printmaking techniques, printing with blocks. The students will design, cut and print from their own blocks. Preq: Some drawing ability and familiarity with small carving tools. Bring exacto knifes or carving tools, and a design. Class can be messy, dress accordingly. No children in class please.
Instructor: Eion Mac Cumhail
SAT 3 - 6 PM
# of Students: 15 MAX
Chainmail Jewelry This class covers how to manufacture chainmail jewelry. Learn the tools used to create rings and put them together into different patterns for bracelets and necklaces. Learn to make a double-link chain, Byzantine and box patterns.
Instructor: Donal O'Brien
SAT 9 - 11 AM
# of Students: 4 MAX
FULL
Shakespeare's Flowers A lecture and hands on class concerning the use and meaning of flowers in Shakespearean England. Students will use flowers to create a floral display in a period style.
Instructor: A'ine of Dreiburgen
SUN 11 AM - 1 PM
# of Students: 8 MAX
Soap: A Slippery History This class will examine modern and medieval soap making techniques, history and chemistry. Attendees will learn about guild history and the struggle to legitimize soap making as a separate and valid trade. They will take a guild oath and examine a banner, which is make to a close likeness of the Bristol Soapmakers Guild. Participants will have the opportunity to assist in an actual soapmaking exercise and will go home with a bar of finished product. An exhaustive list of resources and bibliography.
Instructor: Elisabetta Malipiero de Venezia
SUN 9 AM - 1 PM
# of Students: 15 MAX

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MUSIC / THEATER

Commedia d'el Arte This class will cover the theatrical performance techniques in the Commedia d'el Arte style.
Instructor: Madawc ap Caradoc
SAT 4 - 6 PM
The Musician in the Elizabethan Era Late 16th Century England saw the flourishing of many types of music and musicians. Come and learn more about the life of a musician in Elizibethan England.
Instructor: Finella Harper
SAT 11 AM - 1 PM
Period Musical Instruments This class will cover a brief overview of the evolution of musical instruments and how they've changed throughout the ages.
Instructor: Lishka Cheglokova
SUN 9 - 11 AM
Period Sing Along If you enjoy singing and would like to sing medieval/renaissance music with a group, then this is the class for you. No group experience is required and you don't have to be able to read music. If you don't read please send ahead for a handy packet including a tape. If you do read you're welcome to send ahead for music. Contact information for Mistress Finella is in the C.P. regnum under Ars Caidis.
Instructors: Finella Harper and Moira ni Bhairdain
SUN 11 AM - 1 PM
Phoenix Players Do you play an instrument? Would you like to play in a group? Come and join us for a 2 hour jam session of medieval and renaissance music. Please note: Students must be able to read music and should have an instrument that blends well in a group. Students should bring a stand if they have one.
Instructor: Finella Harper
SAT 2 - 4 PM
Recorder for the Absolute Beginner This class is for the absolute beginner. If you already know how to read music, you will be bored. This will be a basic primer for adults and teens in reading simple music on the recorder. If you have access to a soprano recorder, please bring one. Otherwise there will be a few "loaners" available as well.
Instructor: Moira ni Bhairdain
SAT 9 - 11 AM
CANCELLED

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RAPIER

Rapier Combat 101: Introduction and Practice Rapier Combat in the SCA and Caid. We will discuss form, technique, and the requirements for participation: armor; blades, etc. There will be a limited amount of loaner armor and equipment available to try your hand at this style of combat. Men must bring and wear groin protection. Ladies are recommended to bring extra padding for breast protection. Min.age 16 with parent waiver. Bring $2 for Marshal handbook. If possible, bring armor, rapier gear and protection.
Instructors: Robert Camulus Brigantia and Tora Toka
SAT 11 AM - 1 PM
Rapier Combat Marshalling This class is required to become a warranted Rapier Marshall in Caid. We will cover such topics as: safety on and off the field, rules of the lists, armor requirements and weapon specification. Anyone interested in any facet of rapier combat is encouraged to attend. You do not have to be an authorized fighter to become a marshal. Bring $2 for Marshal Handbook.
Instructor: Don Laertes Blackavar McBride
SAT 9 - 11 AM
Rapier Training This is your opportunity to practice with some of the best Rapier combatants in the Kingdom, get advice and work on improving your technique.
Instructor: Don Laertes Blackavar McBride
SUN 11 AM - 4 PM

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SCA OFFICES

Autocratting a Kingdom Event  
Instructor: Brianna Je Nell
SUN 2 - 4 PM
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Chatelaine's Class/Roundtable discussion This is a class for chatelaines holding territorial offices, deputies, those interested in the office, and chatelaines-at-large. We will be discussing the various duties, responsibilities and rewards of the office. This class is strongly recommended for all officers or those interested in how the office functions. Everyone should bring a copy of the "Chatelaine's Handbook" with them. If you do not have a copy and plan to attend the meeting, contact the Kingdom Chatelaine (listed in the CP) at least one week before the meeting so one can be printed. Also, please bring a copy of your newcomers class schedule so we can exchange ideas!!
Instructor: Anna Grace MacKenna
SAT 4 - 6 PM
Chirurgeon's Class The office of the Chirurgeon is more than just standing up and telling the populace that the sun is your enemy. This class is for people who are warranted chirurgeons, would like to be a warranted chirurgeons or hold the Office of Chirurgeon for their local group. This class covers the requirements for warranting, what chirurgeons can and can't do and the paperwork required.
Instructor: Honnorée la Charmante
SUN 9 - 11 AM
Chronicler / Web Ministers Class This is a class for chroniclers and webministers, and those wishing to learn more about these offices. We will be discussing the various duties, responsibilities and rewards of the office, and why these two offices are related. This class is recommended for all officers or those interested in how the office functions.
Instructor: Rowanna del Baylley
SUN 2 - 4 PM
FULL
Intro to The Constabulary 101 This is the required course to complete the Constable-In-training (CIT) and become a Constable of Caid. We will discuss the issues of today with regards to the security and safety of the kingdom and its populace.
Instructor: Wulfric Thjostolfsson
SAT 11 AM - 1 PM
CANCELLED
Running a Lists Office This class will cover the LISTS HANDBOOK, how to organize and run Lists, how to meet the SCA Inc. requirements regarding site waivers, how to organize and run a territorial Lists office, mandatory reports and paperwork requirements.
Instructor: Melasandra Sandifer
SAT 9 - 11 AM
Marshal's Warranting Class This is the mandatory Marshal's Warranting Class; to be a warranted marshal in Caid you must attend this class. ONLY for experienced Marshals-in-training (those ready to take the Warranting test). Marshalling basics will NOT be covered. The Marshal's Handbook is available for a fee.
Instructor: Aldred Froschheim
SAT 11 - 1 PM AND 2 - 3 PM
CORRECTION
Branch Seneschal Basics Overview of the Seneschals' Handbook. What is required of the officer and ideas and suggestions for those already in office. Suggestions on how to organize yourself, and conduct a business meeting. We'll close with a group discussion. Handbook will be available for purchase.
Instructor: Rowen Killian
SAT 9 - 11 AM

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SCRIBAL ARTS

Basic Illumination This class is for the beginning artist or illuminator and will cover how to get started in illuminating a scroll. We'll discuss how to get started with scroll illumination, basic materials needed, short cuts, and stylistic elements. Resources will also be discussed. If you can't draw a straight line, we'll teach you how to use a ruler. Students should bring sharp pencils, drawing paper or sketchbook, and a white plastic eraser.
Instructor: Tetchubah of Greenlake
SAT 11 AM - 1 PM
Italian White Vine Illumination A "how to" class on classic Italian white vine illumination, that style that looks like Celtic knotwork having a bad hair day. The class will cover planning out the vine work and how to tackle the repetitive portions of the design, floral elements and how to draw them, stylistic elements such as paint colors, gilding, and attempting to draw putti. There will be a slide show showing the different "looks" of white vine (yes, there is more than one). Students should bring sharp pencils, drawing paper or sketchbook, and a white plastic eraser.
Instructor: Tetchubah of Greenlake
SAT 4 - 6 PM
Scribing 201: The Gottingen Model Book Class will explore the technique of painting acanthus leaves as described in the Gottingen Model Book, a period illuminators manual from the 15th Century. The class will also cover drawing acanthus leaves. This is a hands-on class, students will have an opportunity to draw and paint acanthus leaves. Students should bring normal illumination supplies, small round brushes (size 0 or 1) and wear clothes that can get dirty.
Instructor: Aliskye MacKyven Raizel
SAT 2 - 4 PM
# of Students: 12 MAX
Scriptorium Scriptorium is a all day hands on scribel workshop for calligraphy and illumination. All are welcome to work on scrolls for those deserving souls who have earned them. Contact the Scribe Armarius for details.
Instructors: Scribe Armarius and Scriptorium staff
SUN 9 AM - 4 PM

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SOCIETY SKILLS

How to be a Lord or Lady in Waiting If you've been invited to attend at court or would just like to know what happens you may be interested in this class. Learn the basics of what happens behind the thrones, what the Ladies in Waiting or Courtiers are expected to do, and how you can be prepared to help out. We also cover basic courtly behavior.
Instructor: Cara Michelle du Valier
SAT 2 - 4 PM
How To Do A How-To Paper Are you interested in writing a How-To Paper for the next Pentathlon? Then come to the roundtable discussion of what it takes to do a How-To Paper. We will be using Tournament's Illuminated, present-day college and university guide-lines as well as mundane standards like Sunset Books and period sources such as De Rei Metallica to discuss the criteria for writing a How-To Paper in the modern Middle Ages. Come prepared with questions and comments. This roundtable will address issues such as sources, topics, style and level (apprentice, journeyman, and artisan).
Instructor: Hydyr ferch Caradoc
SUN 11 AM - 1 PM
Surviving Your First Year in the SCA We all started out at the same place, just on the edge of what can be a grand adventure. This class is designed to make attending your first few events both exciting and fun. We'll go over what clothes you can wear, what you should bring to an event, and how to understand some of the different forms of speech and manners used in the SCA. Highly recommended for those who are in their first year and have questions. This is also a good refresher course for those who have been away awhile or who are new to Caid. Come meet people who are new too! Make new friends and have fun discovering what a wonderful place the SCA can be!
Instructor: Anna Grace MacKenna
SAT 2 - 4 PM
The Regent System for Collegium Recommended for regents and people interested in being a regent or a deputy to a regent. Yes! We need deputies. This class covers the Regent system and process. The yearly collegium Calendar, in other words THE DEADLINES. We will discuss future Collegiums, how to recommend an out of kingdom Guest Instructor, special theme tracks and collegium site recommendations. Any regent not teaching from 4 - 6 Sat. is required to attend.
Instructors: Ceinwen ferch Rhys and Cynthia de Wickeresham
SAT 5 - 6 PM
Teaching at Collegium Caidis HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone wishing to teach a class at Collegium in the future. How to write a class proposal. Who to send the proposal to and why it is important to keep a copy. How to recommend someone to teach a class. How to get reimbursed for the costs of your class. There will be Q&A session.
Instructors: Ceinwen ferch Rhys and Cynthia de Wickeresham
SAT 4 - 5 PM

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SPECIAL EVENT

Field trip to the Vikings! Exhibit Class will meet at Collegium for a panel discussion on the exhibit and proceed to the museum for lunch and a tour of the exhibit.
Instructor: Honour Grenehart
SUN 9 - 11 AM discussion
11 - 4 PM museum

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WAR COLLEGE

Brigade Level Tactics: Mixing Unit Abilities This class will discuss organization and coordination of unit talents in a brigade structure.
Instructors: Praetorium Staff
SAT 11 AM - 1 PM
Fire Team Tactics: Sergeants on the War Field This class will discuss the battlefield options that a corporal or sergeant have on a tactical level.
Instructors: Praetorium Staff
SAT 9 - 11 AM
Gustav Adolphus and the New Model Army This class will discuss warfare in the age of Gustav II.
Instructors: Praetorium Staff
SAT 2 - 4 PM
CANCELLED
Unit Overview: Iron Brigade This class will discuss organization and corrdination of unit talents in a brigade structure.
Instructors: Praetorium Staff
SAT 4 - 6 PM
CANCELLED
Kingdom War Practice Completion between the warbands of Caid.
Instructor: Cameron of Caladoon
SUN 11 AM - 4 PM

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YOUTH CLASSES: OLDER CHILDREN AND TEENS

**Note on Youth Classes: These classes are designed for independent children and teens, as well as youth leaders who wish to get ideas to take back to their own youth groups. Younger children accompanied by a parent will not be turned away, but keep in mind that the workshop projects may be a little advanced for them

* Many of these classes require clothes that the student can be messy in.

The Art of Mehndi Students will either apply henna to own skin, or bring a volunteer to be tattooed. As an alternative, they may bring their own item to decorate (wood box or plaque, natural hide topped drum, etc.) Please note: Henna tattoos will last for one to six weeks, depending on skin types. Students need to have parent's permission to get a temporary henna tattoo.
Instructor: Gemma Rohesia
SAT 2 - 4 PM (first session)
SUN 9 - 11 AM (second session)
Boffer Armor Come and make your own groin protection for boffer fighting. As you know, having your own equipment means gaining an extra life at boffer tournaments, so join us!
Instructor: Bridget Lucia MacKenzie
SUN 2 - 4 PM
# of Students: 10 MAX
Chess for Young Lords and Ladies We'll be teaching chess at a level children ages 5 to 12 will both understand and enjoy the game of chess.
Instructors: Jonathan Drake of Skye and Jared Blaydeaux
SAT 3 - 4 PM
# of Students: 10 MAX
Feasts for Kids Hands on! Everyone works, everyone feasts! Kids get to help prepare and eat their own SCA feast. Lunch is included.
Instructor: Selene Colfox
SAT 11 AM - 1 PM
# of Students: 10 MAX
Get up and Dance! Beginning English Country Dance for Children and Teens (Minimum age 6) No previous experience required! Will cover basic English Country Dance step vocabulary and learn approximately 4 dances.
Instructor: Li Kuang Ch'i
SAT 4 - 5 PM
# of Students: 12 MAX
Painting on Tiles For ages 10 and above. Using arcylics on real ceramic tiles, you will learn an appreciation of what potters in the middle ages did to decorate! Must be able to control a paint brush!
Instructor: Artemesia Serena
SAT 2 - 3 PM
# of Students: 8 MAX
Plant a Medieval Garden No matter what color thumb you have, it shall be GREEN when you leave this class with herbs, flowers, and fascinating facts to take back to your own castle! Bring 1 or 2 shoeboxes if possible, and plan to get a little dirty.
Instructor: Ælfwyn Wodende
SUN 11 AM - 1 PM
# of Students: 10 MAX
Scribe's Easel Create a portable art/scribal easel that can be used for home or at SCA events. It is designed to lay flat for easy transportation.
Instructor: Elspeth of Foxden
SAT 9 - 11 AM
# of Students: 20 MAX
Spinning with Drop Spindles The children will learn how people spun wool in period. A craft for both girls and boys. No prior experience necessary. This class is only for students SERIOUSILY interested in learning to spin.
Instructors: Therese of the White Griffin and Lynnette de Sandoval
SAT 9 - 11 AM
# of Students: 10 MAX
Weaving for Kids and Teens This class will offer a beginning weaving experience. Students will be able to begin a project on a portable loom that they can take home to finish (unless they finish in class). Students will have access to a 4 harness table loom to experiment on as well as a tapestry student loom. Some history and vocabulary to place this class and activity within the context of the SCA and our time period of study will be covered. It will be LOTS of fun for the fiber and textile enthusiast!
Instructor: Astridhr Selr Leifsdottir
SUN 2 - 4 PM
# of Students: 10 MAX
Youth Boffer Roundtable Discussion for teens and adults interested in Youth Boffers, including weapons and armor. Also, learn how to run Youth Boffer Tournaments and Melees using Caidan standards. Boffer Deputies are requested to attend to hear the latest updates.
Instructor: Bridget Lucia MacKenzie
SUN 11 AM - 1 PM

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