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13th C English Knightly Family What was life like for the average 13th Century English knight and his lady? Follow the lives of John & Joan d'Eaux near the end of the High Medieval Ages. Find out about their estate, education, and daily lives.
Instructor: Felinah Khan-ad-Din
SUN 2:00-3:50
Archery Basics This class will cover the history of the bow and its use. We will also cover the rules in Caid for both target and Combat Archery. This class will help prepare you to take the Target Archery Written Authorization Test.
Instructor: Garrett O'Doherty
SAT 2:00-3:50
Archery Range Marshalling This class covers all aspect of being a target archery range marshal from range layout to equipment inspection to conducting a competition. It covers all duties and responsibilities of a range marshal. A test will be given at the end of the class. This class and the test are required parts of obtaining a warrant as a range marshal and are required of all range marshals in training as part of their training. It will be seminar format.
Instructor: Carolus von Eulenhorst
SAT 11:00-12:50
Bar & Ivy Layout A class for beginning scribes which will go through step by step laying out an Award of Arms scroll in the Bar and Ivy style. This class is independent of Painting class although each course can be taken. Class will cover the Bar and Ivy style in a lecture and slide show, then show how to construct the vines and finish with a hands-on layout session including how to handle space for seals and signatures on a typical AoA Scroll. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Aliskye Mackyven Raizel
SUN 11:00-12:50
Bar & Ivy Painting A class for beginning scribes, which teach basic painting techniques in the Bar and Ivy style. This class is independent of the Lecture/Layout class although of course both can be taken. Class is a hands-on covering use of gouache paint. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Aliskye Mackyven Raizel
SUN 2:00-3:50
Basic Beading - Spiral Bracelet Make a beaded Spiral bracelet, using a simple stitch. Discussion will cover using focal beads, adding a new thread and attaching a clasp. Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Krestia Ivanovna
SAT 2:00-3:50
Basic Bookbinding Take the crazy-quilting from the quilting class and/or a plain piece of cloth or heavy paper and make a simple book from it. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Anne
SUN 11:00-12:50
Basic Toolbox for Calligraphy & Illumination A basic understanding of Calligraphy and Illumination: Referencing examples in the French National Archives, the class will study the methods used to illuminate and add interest in diapering these period documents for use in SCA scrolls.
Instructor: Kurt von Arriksleva
SAT 9:00-10:50
Bayeux Tapestry - Artifact and Context

This class will focus on the physical aspects of the Tapestry with an eye to recreation, and will attempt to provide some (largely conjectural) background for how the Tapestry was produced and used.

We will inevitable delve into the controversies surrounding the Tapestry and the story it tells. Students are encouraged to become familiar with the Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Conquest prior to the class. Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.

Instructor: Angelina Nicollette de Beaumont
SAT 2:00-3:50
Bayeux Tapestry Stitch Learn the easy stitch that the Normans used to cover yards of fabric with exciting designs! Part of an embroidery series designed to either fill a sampler or make a sampler book. Bring your favorite embroidery supplies including a hoop, needles and scissors. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Richenda Elizabeth Coffin
SAT 4:00-5:50
Beading - Peyote Stitch Leaves Make a small leaf design using the peyote stitch. We will discuss ways to combine leaves in various ways to create jewelry. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Krestia Ivanovna
SAT 4:00-5:50
Beadmaking Demo A continuation of the Lecture class. Students will sign-up for a 15 minute one-on one session to re-create their bead of interest.
Instructor: Cynthia de Wickeresham
SUN 9:00-12:50
Beginning Beer Brewing Wondering how to get started in making your own beer? Come and see how easy brewing can be. Included is laws concerning brewing, types of ingredients available, equipment and safety. Lecture class only, NO TASTING!
Instructors: Therese of the White Griffin & Donal O'Brien
SUN 11:00-12:50
Beginning Blackletter An introduction to blackletter, aka Gothic, aka Olde English lettering. For total calligraphy beginners. Please bring scissors and needles.
Instructor: Luighseach nic Lochlainn
SAT 11:00-12:50
Beginning Blackwork

What Tudor or Elizabethan costume is complete without the proper embroidered embellishments on shirts or chemises? Blackwork, the style of embroidery favored for this decoration, is one of the easiest kinds of embroidery and anyone who can thread a needle

This class will discuss some of the history of Blackwork, choosing designs and materials and will give hands-on practice in some of the techniques and stitches. Bring a 6-8 inch hoop. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.

Instructor: Renata Kestryl of Highwynds
SUN 9:00-12:50
Beginning Ceramics Hands on class about clay. Also, where to get your pieces fired, how to research and suggestions on where to buy supplies. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Artemisia di Serena
SAT 11:00-12:50
Beginning Fighting for Females Join this class to learn some of the special issues faced by women when they decide to "fight with the guys."
Instructor: Kolfinna Kottr
SAT 11:00-12:50
Bodice & Corset Discussion This will be a discussion of the proper fit and wearing of Bodices. Tight, Lose, and corseted. There will be lengthy discussion of boning technique, pattern shapes and construction possibilities.
Instructor: José Felipe Sastre de Madrid
SAT 2:00-5:50
Boffer Lists & Marshaling For Adults wishing to run Boffer Lists. 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. Required class for aspiring Boffer Deputies. Authorized Boffer Deputies are requested to attend to hear the latest updates.
Instructor: Lishka Cheglokova
SAT 9:00-10:50
Book Club - April Blood Join us for a scintillating session of Collegium's book club reading April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici by Lauro Martines. This amazing tale recounts the famous (sometimes successful) attempt on the lives of Lorenzo and Giuliano Medici in Florence's cathedral during mass, and tries to determine who was actually behind the whole thing.
(For more information, see The Book Club of Caid)
Instructors: Maria Theresa Ipenarrieta & Giovanna Fieridolphi
SAT 11:00-12:50
Bronze & Silver Casting
FULL
Demonstration of Bronze and Silver casting. Students will get to try out bronze casting. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructors: Guillaume de Sant Michel & Christiana de Mandeville
SAT 2:00-5:50
Camp Cooking for a Small Household Easy and economical cooking tips and techniques for tourneys and wars. Recipes feed approximately 6-8 people. Perfect class for those who wish to try starting a small, convenient kitchen to serve their household period-style fare (while still getting out and about to enjoy the days activities)!
Instructor: Arianne Lightheart
SAT 11:00-12:50
Care and Feeding of Leather Learn how to take care of your leather items. Class will show techniques for finishing and protecting new items as well as cleaning and reconditioning old items.
Instructor: Red of Trimaris
SAT 2:00-3:50
Care and Upkeep of the Ratan Fighter An introduction to practical application of Chinese Hit medicine for Heavy Weapons fighters. Recipes used by Shaolin warriors can help SCA fighters too. Students will be able to sample formulas that heal cuts, bruises and relieve pain.
Instructor: Nisaa Karahisari
SUN 9:00-10:50
Celtic Christianity A look into the early church in Ireland and Scotland. Celtic Christianity has become a popular topic. This class will explore the beliefs of the early church in both Ireland and Scotland. Join us in the world of St. Patrick and St. Columba, for a look at a very unique expression of the Christian faith. We will follow the Celtic church through the Synod of Whitby, the issues and resolution of that strange conflict, and trace it's origins through to its ultimate demise.
Instructors: Morgan mac Maelain
SUN 11:00-12:50
Chatelaine 101 This is a class for all Chatelaines or those interested in the office. We will be discussing the requirements for the job, ideas for newcomer's classes, working at events, doing demos and more! Flyers and ideas for putting together area pamphlets will also be discussed. Samples will be available!
Instructor: Osanna de Fries
SUN 11:00-12:50
Chirurgeon 101 Discussion class on Chirurgeonate issues. For territorial Chirurgeons, Warranted Chirurgeons and people interested in becoming a warranted Chirurgeon.
Instructor: Ida Haroldsdottir
SAT 11:00-12:50
Chronicler 101 This class is intended to help the local chronicler better understand their position and how to create an effective well designed newsletter. Bring any extra copies of your newsletter for others to see. Current or would-be publishers of guild or household newsletters also welcome.
Instructor: Alesia de Cattemere
SAT 4:00-5:50
Combat Archery Marshal's Warrant This class is a requirement for the Combat Archery Marshals Warrant for Caid. The class will cover SCA and Caid combat archery rules and conventions, marshalling techniques and Caid-legal equipment. Class will conclude with a half-hour warranting exam. Students should currently hold a heavy weapons Marshals warrant or be familiar with Caid heavy weapons rules and conventions.
Instructor: Eadric of Mansfield
SAT 11:00-12:50
Commenting for the College of Arms: Beyond Submission This class is intended for heralds that wish to begin commenting at the College of Arms level -- or are just curious about what's involved in the process. The discussion will include how to begin commenting, style of letters of comment, and the content of letters of comment. Those interested will receive one or more letters of intent (LoIs) to practice commenting on.
Instructor: Jeanne Marie Lacroix
SUN 3:00-3:50
Conflict Resolution This is an overview of the grievance procedure used in the SCA and the basics of conflict resolution. Marshallate grievance procedures will also be covered as time allows.
Instructor: Brianna JeNell Aislynn of Blue Shadows
SUN 2:00-3:50
Constables 101 This class is for Constables and people thinking of becoming one. Learn the duties before, during and after events, and the paperwork required. Required for territorial Constables.
Instructor: Yens inn dramspakii
SAT 9:00-10:50
Cooking for Pentathlon Class will discuss how to choose a recipe, document it, prepare it and present it to its best advantage, and avoid common mistakes encountered when preparing "authentic" foods. All this without harming the judges!
Instructor: Renata Kestryl of Highwynds
SAT 9:00-10:50
Curry - Its Place in History A discussion about curry's history and role on the family dining table. Demonstration on how curry is made. Students should bring water or other drink to clear palate between samples. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Elpeth of Foxden
SAT 2:00-3:50
Doublet Pattern Drafting This class requires a basic knowledge of pattern shapes from the latter Periods of the SCA. Knowledge of basic clothing construction preferred. This class will explore the methods of taking Measurements without the Inch. I will teach some of the most rudimentary ideals of pattern proportion and period shapes versus modern SCA concepts. Each student will learn to take the measurements and transfer them to the pattern in the most efficient way. We will also learn of the origins of the Castilian Bara, the sixteenth century version of the inch. Students should bring Chocolate for the instructor if they desire.
Instructor: José Felipe Sastre de Madrid
SAT 9:00-10:50
Drawing Knotwork The basics of laying out and drawing Celtic Knotwork. Topics include grid layout, placing and using breaks for decorative effect, and outlining and multiple-line knots. Class will also cover canonical grid layout using compass and straight-edge. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Medwyn Rhyfedd
SUN 9:00-10:50
Dressing Up Blackletter Caps Beginning to intermediate level. Builds on Beginning Blackletter, but the first course isn't a prerequisite.
Instructor: Luighseach nic Lochlainn
SAT 2:00-3:50
Everything about Pentathlon Question and Answer opportunity for those who are interested in entering Pentathlon. A panel on instructors who have experience in various aspects of Pentathlon, e.i. current and previous Autocrats, judges, and first time entrant are available for and questions. No experience necessary. Samples of previous entries, documentation and score sheets will be available for viewing.
Instructor: Thorvald Olafson
SAT 4:00-5:50
Exchequer 101 This class is for Exchequers and people thinking of becoming one. Learn the duties before, during and after events, and the paperwork required.
Instructor: Aldgytha of Ashwood
SUN 9:00-10:50
Fabric Physics Knowledge of woven textiles. Discussion of the structure and nature of woven fabric and how it relates to the reproduction of drape and styling from historic portraiture. A knowledge of woven textiles will be helpful in understanding class discussion.
Instructor: José Felipe Sastre de Madrid
SUN 9:00-10:50
Fiber Workshop - Spin-in Drop in class -- (Spin-in, etc.) Open area available to any textile worker.
Instructor: Astra Christiana Benedict
SUN 9:00-3:50pm
Fighter Practicum Drop in class -- Open fighter practice for all fighting forms.
Instructor: Conrad Breakring
SUN 9:00-3:50pm
Fighting for Non-Fighters Join this class to learn some of the ins-and-outs of fighting, from the special perspective of a spectator. Amaze your friends with your new knowledge of the difference between a rising snap and a roundhouse swing.
Instructor: Korwyn Ariannaid
SUN 11:00-12:50
General Archery Knowledge This class is being offered to increase the general knowledge base of any archer. Starting with basic information up to advanced knowledge of archery equipment and technique. Covering construction and efficiency of different types of archery equipment.
Instructor: Fearghus MacCulloch
SUN 11:00-12:50
Greatsword/Bastard Sword This class will cover advantages and disadvantages of using two-handed and bastard swords in combat against standard weapon and shields. Join this class to see if this style is unique enough for you. Equipment needed: Bring armor and weapons for full-speed drills.
Instructor: Shea mac Conn
SUN 2:00-3:50
Heraldic Consultation Drop in class -- No registration needed. This is an open forum in all areas of Heraldry that might interest the student. Heralds will be available for consultation on names and devices of a myriad of time periods and locations.
Instructor: Caidian College of Heralds
SAT 9am-6pm
Heraldic Display, Documentation for Pentathlon: Beyond the Idea Pentathlon's Heraldic Display category judges not only workmanship of the medium (be it cloth, vellum or metal) but the accuracy and historical appropriateness of the heraldic display. Two longtime judges will explain what they look for in documentation, construction, and fidelity to the arms being displayed.
Instructors: Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme & Astra Christiana Benedict
SAT 2:00-3:50
Heraldic Garb: Beyond the Surcote

When you think of medieval tournaments, what would they be without the bright fluttering banners, flashing colorful shields and roaring crowds dressed in garments of every shade and hue? Have you ever said I want heraldic garb, but I don't know what to do?

Heraldry was displayed on many types of garb and accessories. This class will look at a number of examples of this treatment. Students will then see how their arms can be incorporated onto different shaped garments. Students will leave with a drawing of their arms on a template of garb of their choice.

Instructor: Illuminada Eugenia deGuadalupe yGodoy
SAT 4:00-5:50
Heraldic Roadshow, Processing Submissions: Beyond Coloring Forms

Have you ever wondered how Crescent made the decision to forward or return your submission? Here's your chance to find out.

Consult with the heralds on Saturday to design an SCA name and/or armory; then on Sunday, attend the Roadshow to see the research and processing that is required to forward your submission to Laurel and the College of Arms. Find out about the care and details that are provided as a volunteer service by the Caidan College of Heralds.

All territorial heralds are encouraged to attend the roadshow.

Instructor: Jeanne Marie Lacroix
SUN 9:00-12:50
Heraldry and Fighting
CANCELLED
This is a class for fighters of all experience levels. See how you can use knowledge of basic heraldry to your advantage both on and off the fighting field. Learn respect and appreciation for the heralds that serve to improve your fighting experience.
Instructor: Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme
SAT 11:00-12:50
Hide-a-cooler - Boxmaking
FULL
Use basic woodworking skills to build a coolers and cooler covers that can remain in plain sight and look period.
Instructor: Snorri Snafari Bjornson
SUN 9:00-10:50
History's Mysteries The biggest mystery about this class is what this class is about! Maestra Giovanna is renowned for her ability to entertain and shock audiences for her classes, so don't miss out on this special mystery. As usual, this class is for adults only.
Instructor: Giovanna Firidophi
SAT 2:00-3:50
How to Knit a Sock Experienced Knitters will learn just how easy it is to knit their own socks. Students must know the 4 basic knitting stitches, Knit - Purl - Knit 2 together - Purl 2 together. Knowing how to knit in the round will be helpful, but will be taught in class. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Seanach an tSeanachaidhe
SAT 9:00-12:50
How to tell a "No S***, there I was" story So, people turn away just as you are trying to tell them about the most perfect moment of your life in the SCA? Do not despair! There are actually very few techniques needed in order to tell the biggest battle story of the war!
Instructor: Seanach an tSeanachaidhe
SUN 9:00-10:50
Indian Classical Dance A general overview of the various dance styles in period India. There will be demonstrations, descriptions of the differences in styles, and teaching of basic moves. We will also discuss the differences between Indian dance and Belly dance.
Instructor: Saffiya as Samira bint Nasr
SAT 11:00-12:50
Inns of Court - How Tudors Danced This class is designed to look at Tudor and Elizabethan dance styles as found in the Inns of Court manuals.
Instructor: Guiseppe Francesco de Borgia
SAT 9:00-10:50
Intermediate Country Dance English and Scottish country dances of a more advanced nature. Students must have a grasp of reels(hays) of 3 and 4. rights and lefts and understand the difference between cast and cross. We will review all figures, but you'll want to be familiar with them from the past. Dances may include One O'Clock Canon, Wee Cooper of Fife, John Tallis' Canon, Covalence, The Light that Never Dies, St. Michael and others. Wear soft soled shoes.
Instructor: Ealasaid nic Chlurain
SAT 2:00-3:50
Intermediate Pewter casting Demonstration of pewter casting. The class will cover laying out, carving and casting pin back pewter badges. There will be a brief discussion of historic perspective of pewter casting.
Instructor: Gerhart von Altenberg
SAT 9:00-12:50
Intro to Names & Armory: Beyond Gold Key

You've been to an event (or a lot of events); you've borrowed garb from a friend or taken the time to make something all your own. Now what about a name? And what about those neat designs you see on banners, shields and clothing?

This class will discuss the basics of naming practices in period and in the SCA. We will also discuss heraldic design concepts and how to design armory ("your device", the pictorial designs used) that can be registered within the SCA. Books, forms and consulting heralds will be available to help you choose a name and/or armory.

Instructor: College of Caidan Heralds
SAT 9:00-10:50
Intro to Needle Making Learn how to make needles from various materials. Class size limited to 12 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Thorin OêSeaghana
SUN 2:00-3:50
Jousting, Coursing & Horsing Around An introduction to equestrian activities within Caid and the SCA including a presentation of the proposed jousting rules, equipment, and scoring: and an introduction to coursing (the hounds) covering both the historical aspects and current activities.
Instructor: Rhiannon o Hafan Gath
SAT 2:00-3:50
Lady in Waiting 101 Queens, Baronesses, and visiting Royalty all need assistance. Learn how to be a successful and sought out Lady in Waiting. Learn etiquette, discretion and what to do besides standing behind the thrones during courts.
Instructor: Ceridwen Killian
SAT 9:00-10:50
Largesse 101 If you have great ideas for largesse projects you'd like to share, or are interested in finding out about largesse, this session is for you. This round table discussion will help develop and share ideas for Caid's "101 Largesse Projects you can make (besides soap and candles)." A Booklet will be available to anyone when this project is completed. Please come share in this effort to support both your local group and the Crown of Caid.
Instructor: Ceridwen Killan
SUN 9:00-10:50
Leather Documenting Sources Instructors will be sharing their ever expanding library of leather resources and their current research into period leather items. Please bring any resources you have as well to share.
Instructor: Cynna of Trimaris
SUN 9:00-10:50
Lists 101 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: Erik Loren Elcara
SAT 2:00-3:50
Making a Goldwyn Cloak

MATERIAL LIST for CLASS: Outside cloak fabric 4 times length of cloak plus + 1 yd, fur (fake) 8 times length of cloak plus 1 yd, cloak clasp, bring your scissors, thread, pins, needles and sewing machine. If the student wants to wash their cloak after it is made, the material needs to be preshrunk before class (add extra yardage for shrinkage).

The students will make a Goldwyn cloak. A hooded bull circle cloak that is fur lined. This cloak will harbor 2 people comfortably under it's voluminous folds. The original was made with black wales corduroy on the exterior and 1" gold fur on the inside. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.

Instructor: Susan of the Golden Heart
SAT 9:00-12:50
Making a Leather Mug Learn how to make a carved leather mug. The class will teach how to cut out a pattern, decorate leather, sew or glue the pieces together, seal and harden the mug for drinking. Period techniques will be discussed. Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Cynna of Trimaris
SUN 11:00-3:50
Market Basket
FULL
Learn to make your own basket for carrying your important items. Market Baskets have deep bottoms and can hold most of your valuables without worrying that they will fall out. No experience necessary! Students should bring a towel, and rose clippers. Class is limited to 12 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Therese of the White Griffin
SAT 9:00-12:50
Marshalling 201A - MIT Warrant* THIS CLASS IS FOR EXPERIENCED MITs THAT ARE READY TO TAKE THE WARRANTING CLASS. -- Mandatory class for warrant: Lecture and Field Class. Class covers topics necessary for Warranted Marshals to know. Field work requirement to be fulfilled between 4-6 p.m.; time to be arranged with the instructor.
Instructor: Aldred von Lechsend
SAT 9:00-10:50
Marshalling 201B - MIT Field Work* THIS CLASS IS FOR EXPERIENCED MITs THAT ARE READY TO TAKE THE WARRANTING CLASS. Fieldwork required accompanying the lecture class, timing to be arranged with the instructor.
Instructor: Aldred von Lechsend
SAT 4:00-5:50
Medieval Bedmaking Review of some period bed designs (primarily early medieval), and ways to make them work in the SCA. Discussion will include period construction techniques, but will also explore modern techniques to make knock-down beds for the SCA overnight traveler. Students will find some knowledge of basic metal and wood working techniques useful.
Instructors: Thorvald Olafson & Eadric of Mansfield
SAT 2:00-3:50
Metal in Motion lecture In this Lecture class, the art and history of the blacksmith will be presented. Topics covered will include a brief history of metalworking. The role played by Blacksmiths and the assorted specialty smiths in medieval life. The Blacksmiths tools. Tools safety. And how the tools are used. Blacksmiths techniques will be explained. A sample project will be explained to show several examples of these techniques in use. This slide and Lecture class is a pre-requisite for the hand-on course.
Instructor: Njall Olaf Hagerson
SAT 9:00-10:50
Metal in Motion hands-on 1
FULL
You must attend the Lecture portion of this class to sign up for the Lab portion. In this class the students will apply the information learned in the lecture class. Students will forge a spoon from mild steel. Operations performed will include upsetting the steel, flattening it, drawing it out, sinding the bowl using a swage block. twisting the scroll work. Class size limited to 4 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Njall Olaf Hagerson
SAT 11:00-12:50
Metal in Motion hands-on 2
FULL
You must attend the Lecture portion of this class to sign up for the Lab portion. In this class the students will apply the information learned in the lecture class. Students will forge a spoon from mild steel. Operations performed will include upsetting the steel, flattening it, drawing it out, sinding the bowl using a swage block. twisting the scroll work. Class size limited to 4 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Njall Olaf Hagerson
SUN 2:00-3:50
Middle Eastern Crazy Quilting Learn how to quilt onto a base cloth using small scraps of fabric and embroidery stitches. Finished quilted piece can be used in the bookbinding class for the book cover. Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Flavia Beatrice Carmigiani
SUN 9:00-10:50
Mix & Match Ladies' Italian Ren In this lecture class you will learn how to extend your wardrobe by using early Italian Ren. clothing pieces. Learn how to construct late chemises, underdresses, overdresses and sleeves, and how to put the various pieces together in pleasing combinations.
Instructor: Caitlin Christiana Wintour
SAT 11:00-12:50
Northern European History Outline This class is for people interested in Norse / Viking history and will cover from early Bronze Age to 1066 C.E. An emphasis will be placed on culture, economy, ecology and their effects on the Northern peoples and European history
Instructor: Egil Herbertsson
SAT 9:00-10:50
On Being a Superior Consort A group/round table discussion on how to serve the Crown best, when the insipient King and Queen are not a "couple": the extra planning, financial communications and commitments needed prior to entering the Crown list; and the hardships this "Royal" relationship can have your personal life.
Instructor: Carynsa Leland of Roseberry
SUN 2:00-3:50
Overview of the Minnesingers This class will be a general historical overview of medieval German verse, covering the 12th to 13th centuries, with emphasis on The Minnesingers and German Courtly Love movement. The course will cover a great number of the leading versifiers of "Minne" (Exalted Love), and even the movement's subsequent satirization! Students will be introduced to the works of such stellar poets as Der von Kurenburg, Friedrich von Hausen, Walther von Der Vogelweide, Reinmar, etc.
Instructor: Dietric von Vogelsang
SAT 11:00-12:50
Pentathlon for Dummies This class is for those who are entering the upcoming Pentathlon. Participants will review judging forms, discuss documentation, and gain insight into the judges' perspective.
Instructor: Malcolm Alberic
SUN 11:00-12:50
Pentathlon Project Planning Take you pentathlon project from idea to finished documented project. Instructor will explain his methods for researching projects and writing documentation to go with a project for pentathlon.
Instructor: Helgi hrafnfaedhir
SAT 11:00-12:50
Performance Matching Archery Equipment This class will teach you how to get the most out of your equipment. How to determine what properties your arrows should have and how to match them to your bow. How to measure draw weights and bow weight. Students should bring their own bows.
Instructor: Fearghus MacCulloch
SUN 2:00-3:50
Period Arrowhead Manufacture
FULL
Several types of period wrought arrowheads will be studied, and their methods of manufacture examined. Students will be shown how to smith themselves a period socketed bodkin arrowhead using mild steel. Other styles may be pursued depending on time and interest. Class size limited to 6 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Otuell Gowe
SUN 9:00-12:50pm
Period Ceramics In depth discussion on various period ceramics. How and what it was made from. The science & art of clay in period and how it can be recreated now.
Instructor: Artemisia di Serena
SAT 2:00-5:50
Perspective Through History An overview of the evolution of pictorial illusionism from the classical period through the Renaissance, with an emphasis on perspective as it applies to scribal design. Students should bring a sketch pad, pencil and ruler.
Instructor: Ciaran MacDarragh
SAT 4:00-5:50
Polearm 101 This class will cover basic and advanced techniques in the use of pole arms in both Tourney and War combat. Equipment needed: Bring armor and weapons for full-speed drills. (All weapon styles will be useful to have on hand to demonstrate how to fight against them with a pole arm).
Instructor: Ajax Thermopylokles
SAT 9:00-10:50
Quick & Easy Seating How to build benches or chairs that will fit in your car and look appropriate for a early period persona. Class size limited to 12 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Snorri Snafari Bjornson
SUN 11:00-12:50
Rapier 101

An introduction into rapier techniques and terminology. This will be an interactive discussion with drillwork so dress to sweat. We will cover fundamentals of fencing such as guards, stance, footwork, arm position and point control.

Students should bring the following equipment in order to participate: a rapier (schlager or del tin preferred), mask, gloves, pen & paper for notes. A limited quantity of loaner gear MIGHT be available.

Instructor: Mordechai ben Avraham
SAT 2:00-3:50
Rapier Fighting a Left-hander This rapier class is about learning to do unto the lefties as they do unto you and includes practical application. Students should be authorized for schlager and bring full fencing gear. Class size is limited to 16 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Ian Duncanson
SAT 2:00-3:50
Redacting a Bead "Do Your Research First" Compare and contrast primary and secondary bead sources, with your plans on making beads for Pentathlon. Class will also cover display and presentation of beads.
Instructor: Cynthia de Wickeresham
SAT 11:00-12:50
Reposse: Metal in Relief Demonstration of the basics of sculpting in metal (reposse/chassing) by showing how to shape and how those techniques can apply to any shapes desired.
Instructor: Ugo Dracul
SUN 11:00-12:50
Researching Tudor / Elizabethan Poetry How can you find out if a given rhyme scheme was used in early modern English poetry? Did English poets in the Tudor and Renaissance periods deal with topics other than romantic love? How did the sonnet evolve from the earlier Italian form after it was introduced into England? Students will learn the answers to these and other questions and receive some tips on sources for researching and documenting Tudor and Elizabethan poetry.
Instructor: Fionnabhair Kyriath inghean ui Neill
SUN 11:00-12:50
Round Shield and Short Sword This class will cover the differences between using a standard heater shield and sword with the more maneuverable round shield and short sword and how to work with or against this style. Equipment needed: Bring armor and weapons for full-speed drills.
Instructor: Lasarian Eireannach Aemrythorne
SUN 11:00-12:50
Scottish Dance This *Very Active* class is good for experienced and beginning dancers alike. Etiquette and dress discussed briefly. Dances may include: Flowers of Edinburgh, Celtic Cross, Rell of the 51st, White Cockade, Gay Gordons, De'il Amang the Tailors, Posties Jig. No children under 15. Wear soft soled shoes. Minimum class size is 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Ealasaid nic Chlurain
SAT 11:00-12:50
Scriptorium Drop in class -- All day hands-on calligraphy and illumination. All are welcome to work on scrolls for those deserving souls who have earned them.
Instructors: Tetchubah of Greenlake & Aliskye Mackyven Raizel
SUN 9:00-3:50pm
Senior Combat Archery Marshal's Warrant Students must have both or in process of completing a Combat Archery and Senior Heavy Weapons Warrant. Students should review the Caid Combat Archery Handbook prior to class. Will include warranting exam.
Instructor: Eadric of Mansfield
SAT 4:00-5:50
Sleeves - The Ultimate Accessory Advanced knowledge of pattern pieces and how they relate. In this class we will learn to draft a sleeve that fits and hangs well and conforms to the vagaries of the students chosen period. There will be intense focus on the proper fit of sleeves and armholes. Students should leave this class with knowledge of how to create a good sleeve pattern. This is not a construction class. Please bring any rulers you use for creating pattern pieces.
Instructor: José Felipe Sastre de Madrid
SUN 11:00-12:50
Spinning Straw Into Thread: Flax
FULL
Linen was one of the most common types of thread in the Middle Ages, yet today few spinners work with flax, the fiber that linen comes from. In this class you will learn to dress a distaff, spin flax into thread, and discuss the finishing of the spun thread. We will also discuss the processing of the flax plant into spinnable fiber. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Astra Christiana Benedict
SUN 9:00-10:50
Stretching for Rapier This class demonstrates stretching exercises designed specifically with the rapier fighter in mind. Full fencing gear is not required, but wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to "sttrrrreeeeetch." A rapier or similar baton would be helpful.
Instructor: Andres Miguel Rodriguez de la Rosa
SAT 9:00-10:50
Subtle Art of Sotelties, The Discussing the art of spectacle foods: how they were used in period and how they can be used to enhance your feast. We will explore both the edible and the visual aspects of period spectacle foods, as well as how you can use sotelty dishes to carry a theme throughout your feast. There will also be samples for the students to create and take home. No pre-requisites or skill level required.
Instructor: Lasairfhiona nhe Chon Chonnacht
SAT 4:00-5:50
Survey of Period Combat This class will include descriptions, written examples and demonstrations of fighting techniques from both the Medieval and Renaissance periods.
Instructor: Thorfinnr Bjarnason
SAT 4:00-5:50
Survival for Voice Heralds: Beyond Oyez Come learn how to survive voice heraldry! From how to keep your vocal chords in good working order and be heard a mile away to how to bum for water while on camp Cry and keep from being hit by stray blows during Field heraldry, we will cover everything you need to know to become the best voice herald you can possibly be.
Instructor: Cormac Mor
SUN 2:00-2:50
Tablet Weaving for Inkle Weavers
FULL
No longer live in fear of tablet weaving! Apply your weaving experience to use your inkle loom to make simple tablet woven bands. Gain the confidence to try future projects with this highly versatile form when you find out just how simple it can be. Students must have basic weaving knowledge/experience. Bring an inkle/card loom and shuttle. Class size limited to 8 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Una Orcadiana
SAT 2:00-5:50
Theater in the Middle Ages This class will provide an overview of the art of theater from antiquity to the age of Shakespeare, with a focus on understanding the theatrical traditions that affect modern tastes and expectations in live entertainment, including sex, violence and special effects. Audience members will be invited (and, in the case of certain members of the peerages, "coerced") into performing short passages from Greek, Roman and medieval dramas and comedies in order to achieve a greater understanding of how truly bad historical theater can be.
Instructor: Guillaume de Beligique
SAT 4:00-5:50
Tourney Spear This class will cover using a shorter lighter weapon than your basic spear and will cover techniques required to excel during combat. Equipment needed: Bring armor and weapons for full-speed drills. (All weapon styles will be useful to have on hand to demonstrate how to fight against them with a spear).
Instructor: Shea mac Conn
SUN 11:00-12:50
Tribal Dance, Troupe Dynamics In this workshop, we will learn techniques for presenting a dynamic and effective tribal performance. In small groups, we will practice cueing, switching the lead, and working with different group formations. We will review basic tribal moves and cues at the beginning of the class, but some knowledge of tribal or cabaret belly dance techniques will be helpful. Student should wear full skirt or leggings, hip scarf sholi or sport top. Optional zills. Minimum class size is 5 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Ysabel d'Outre-mer
SAT 4:00-5:50
Turkish Bath (for Ladies ONLY), The Come learn about the history of the Turkish bath, try out some period beauty treatments & sample some Turkish desserts. Class is limited to 25 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Nisaa Karahisari
SUN 2:00-3:50
Two Weapon Fighting This class will cover basic techniques of using two weapons for tourney and war fighting rather your standard weapon and shield. Be prepared for fast and fun fighting. Equipment needed: Bring armor and weapons for full-speed drills.
Instructor: Conrad Breakring
SUN 9:00-10:50
Uncommon Heraldic Charges: Beyond the Pale Covering curious heraldic charges from period. Bizarre beasties, archaic artifacts and other whimsical oddities. The class will also touch upon those charges which may be underused in our heraldry.
Instructor: Lachlan Erskine of Cromarty
SAT 11:00-12:50
War Tactics This class will discuss appropriately positioning individual fighters within the fighting unit, coordination different fighting units within the brigade, and battlefield options and tactics that a commander of any level can use during war combat.
Instructor: Valrik MacIan
SAT 2:00-3:50
Wolfpack 101; Skirmish Units This class will cover how to create a quick and effective skirmish unit that can get in and out of battle situations, destroying the enemy resistance and resolve. This class will discuss spear unit weapons mix, training, formations, and give a brief History of the skirmish tactics of "Wolfpack." Basic how to form your own skirmish unit.
Instructor: Njal Grimsson
SAT 4:00-5:50

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*** A Parent needs to accompany students under the age of 7 ***
Belly Dance for Kids Get up and Dance! Learn basic body movement to music. Class size limited to 8 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Juliet de Costa
SAT 2:00-3:50
Bizarre Medical Practices It was a perilous time to be alive. With rampant diseases and plague, you were lucky to reach adulthood. If you got sick, perhaps God was punishing you. You could be treated with herbs, animal dung, ground worms, or blood-sucking leeches. If you needed surgery, usually it was done by a barber, with no anesthesia. In this all ages class, we will learn about the diseases of the Dark Ages and the peculiar treatments used to cure them. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Aouregon inghen Dara
SUN 9:00-10:50
Boffer Practice Young people up to 16 years old may put on loaner armor and receive swordplay training from adult fighters, including Knights and White Scarf Dons. This is your chance to learn great moves used by the experts, and then Practice your new moves on other young fighters! Adult fighters are requested to come and coach the children. Class size limited to 12 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Lishka Cheglakova
SAT 4:00-5:50
Boffer Weapon Making Young people up to 16 years old (or any adults as well) will learn about the different boffer weapons, and the safety requirements for the various weapons. Student will come away with a legal boffer weapon. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Lishka Cheglakova
SAT 11:00-12:50
Book Club: The Shining Company An Adventure tale set in 600 AD Britain. Read the book and come to class to discuss it. Book is recommended for ages 12 and up. Will also include a bookmark making activity. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Emma Wolvyne
SUN 11:00-12:50
Caidan Cross Stitch Create a reversible blackwork-style outline of a Caidan Cross. This is not a cross stitch, but a counted running stitch on dyed Aida fabric. Students will learn to thread a needle and do this simple embroidery, no prior experience necessary. Kits will be provided to the first 10 students. Although this class is in the teen category, adults are welcome too! Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Bridget Lucia Mackenzie
SAT 11:00-12:50
Classical Mythology Want to lean more about the Greek gods than what you learned from Xena and Disney's Hercules? What about the Pegasus used by Mobil Oil? Learn the facts about Greek gods in this class. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Emma Wolvyne
SAT 9:00-10:50
Fancy Crossed Stitches Long Arm Cross Stitch, Herringbone, Double Herringbone, Interlaced and Maltese Cross Stitches. These stitches are used to decorated the edges of fabric, hems and as individual motifs to decorate clothing or favors in a variety of threads. Class size limited to 8 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Cynthia de Wickeresham
SAT 4:00-5:50
From a Book to Fireside Budding Bards will love this class! Take a story from a book and learn to tell a tale! Class size limited to 8 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Juliet de Costa
SAT 4:00-5:50
Intro to Inkle Weaving For ages 12 and under. Children 6 and under welcome with a parent. Very basic introduction to inkle weaving, no experience necessary. Each child will make a simple inkle loom (from cardboard and dowels) that they will get to take home! We will learn some fiber facts and weaving terminology, and start a project. Children must be able to follow directions and use scissors safely, or have a parent participate. Class limited to 8 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Caelfind ingen Chathassaigh
SUN 2:00-3:50
Intro to Rapier for Youth This class will introduce students to the Basics of SCA Youth Rapier Fighting. We will go over the rules, armor requirements and weapons requirements. Please bring gear for light contact drilling. Students should bring any rapier equipment they have. A limited quantity of loaner gear will be available. 14 and older please. Class limited to 10 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Cassandre Loustaunau
SAT 2:00-3:50
Intro to Target Archery for Youth Class prepared you to pass authorization for youth target archery. A youth shoot is expected at Great Western War this year! Don't be left out! Class limited to 10 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Garrett O'Doherty
SUN 9:00-10:50
Intro to the Viking Pattern Welded Blade This class is intended to give youth starting point for the study of Viking blades and the blacksmith's art. A slide show explaining Viking pattern welding and showing examples of historic blades. Students will then use an oven hardening clay to make a model of a multi core pattern welded Viking blade. Class limited to 15 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Njall Olaf Hagerson
SUN 11:00-12:50
Medieval Mythology Beyond Robin Hood and King Arthur: come and learn about some other greats from the Medieval period. El Cid, Beowulf, The Song of Roland, Saintly Legends and more. Class limited to 10 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Emma Wolvyne
SAT 2:00-3:50
Needlework for Children Learn how to thread a needle and do basic embroidery stitches. Class limited to 8 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Illora of the West Lea
SAT 11:00-12:50
Serendipity Room I Come play, explore, and learn with new friends and old! Games, book, and more available to discover. Class limited to 15 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Siobhan na bhFeadh
SAT 9:00-10:50
Serendipity Room II If you came for Serendipity Room I, Come back for more fun! If you missed out, come be surprised! Class limited to 15 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Siobhan na bhFeadh
SUN 9:00-10:50
The Three Graces, Outdoor Games This outdoor class to get out of the classroom and onto the lawn. Learn period games that can be played at Tournaments and Wars. Maybe you can even teach your parents the games! Class limited to 12 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Emma Wolvyne
SUN 2:00-3:50
Theater Arts for Childen For ages 10 and under. Children 6 and under welcome with parent. We will learn about putting on a play by trying on costumes, making simple scenery and acting out a scene. No experience of any sort is required, this is a very basic class. Children must be able to follow directions and put on simple costumes (over clothing) with little or no assistance. Parents (and others!) are welcome to stay into the lunch break and watch our performance! Class limited to 12 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Caelfind ingen Chathassaig
SUN 11:00-12:50
Warping an Inkle Loom Take the next step in weaving and learn to warp your loom. Bring your inkle loom if you have one, some loaner looms will be available. Class limited to 10 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Bridget Lucia Mackenzie
SAT 9:00-10:50

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