[COLLEGIUM CAIDIS SPRING 2004]

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Ack, A Pointy Hat, A Field Guide for Newcomers Geared for the newer SCA member, or for those who've only recently begun to care. Will go over basic SCA manners and deportment at tourney and court events, what to do if the Royals show up at your event, and how to tell the difference between a Duke, a Count, a Knight and a Hey You.
Instructor: Elana Blakefenn
SUNDAY 11-1
Advanced Metal Threads -- Gold Bullion Work Beginning or intermediate metal threads classes are a VERY important pre-requisite! Students will learn basic techniques for handling gold bullion and torchon cords while creating a satin-lined scissors case. Students should bring: Scissors they will use for cutting metal threads only; note-taking materials, 6' embroidery hoops; tweezers. Class size is limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Albra Katerine Marie Isabel Bautiste
SATURDAY 2-6
All About Wool Come and explore wool, as you haven't done before. This class will focus on fiber preparation choices for wool with very brief notes on wool specific to our period of study. This class is a great opportunity to learn a lot in a short period of time and focus in on this amazing fiber. Students will receive enough fiber to place into study notebooks. Recommended for beginners and intermediate students of fiber. This is also a great class for anyone who took the Fiber Survey in the fall. Students can bring to class any combing or spinning supplies. Class size is limited to 12 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Astridhr Selr Leifsdottir
SUNDAY 11-1
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
SATURDAY 11-1
Balancing Things on Your Head for Dance & Transport This is a basic class on balancing things on your head to get them around town or to balance delicate things to dance with. Please bring a few things to try to balance, and a piece of cloth to wrap around your head to make it more comfortable. Please no open flames or sharp swords, etc.
Instructor: Samira Johara al-Kafiba
SATURDAY 9-11
Basic Music Theory / Beginning Notation For those interested in deciphering the language of the little black dots, this class will be an introduction to basic theory and simple music reading.
Instructor: Moira ni Bhardain
SATURDAY 9-11
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Beginning Embroidery
FULL
Class will cover basic embroidery stitches, including but not limited to stem stitch, satin stitch, backstitch, split stitch, and couching. Participants will start a small sampler to take home. This class is intended to dovetail with the lecture class on beginning embroidery and design taught by Lady Sarah's Embroidery for Garb class. Students should bring a pair of scissors. Class size is limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Richenda Elizabeth Coffin
SUNDAY 9-11
Block Printing Learn wood block printing using water-based inks. Students will cut and print a block to their own design. The Basics of Relief Printing are covered as well as some of the history of this Versatile Technique. Students are cautioned to use care when cutting designs, the tools are sharp.
Instructor: Eoin MacCumail
SUNDAY 9-11
Bookbinding I; First Aid for Books Will learn how to Repair loose or torn pages, repair damaged corners, reinforce loose covers, repair spine tops, create new spine for book. Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Timotheus Zacharia von Schloss Zwilling
SATURDAY 9-11
Bookbinding II: Major Surgery Bookbinding I is a mandatory Prerequisite for this class. This hands on/lecture class will show how to repair signatures, tighten the stitching, re-sew the signatures and tie them back into the spine, how to reattach the covers using any of three methods, and the restructuring of the spine. Class size limited to 10 students, please preregister.
Instructor: Timotheus Zacharia von Schloss Zwilling
SATURDAY 2-6
Book Club: Bewitching of Anne Gunther: A Horrible & True Story of Deception Join us in discussing the sensational tale of Anne Gunter, a 20-year-old woman in 1604 England who was accused of witchcraft. Hers is an interesting story: she had fits and trances in which she writhed, seemed to vomit and void such foreign objects as pins, and accused three local women of bewitching her. Eventually, Anne came under the personal scrutiny of notorious witch-hunter King James I, the king's physicians, and the Archbishop of Canterbury. She confessed that, under pressure from her father, she had faked her bewitchment to further his feud with the family of one of the accused witches, Elizabeth Geogory -- a feud that began in 1598 at a football match. And you thought the E! True Hollywood Story told some unbelievable tales! Available in paperback for $17 from Amazon.com or your local bookseller.
Instructor: Maria Theresa Ipenarrieta & Giovanna Firdolphi
SATURDAY 4-6
Care & Feeding of the Medieval Crossbow The class covers the preparation of a medieval crossbow for accuracy, as well as the how-tos of maintenance and the development of accessories such as high-quality bolts and sights. How to string (and unstring) a crossbow, how to "pick a quarrel", etc.
Instructor: Kurt von Arriksleva
SATURDAY 2-4
Celtic Paganism A view into paganism practiced by the Insular Celts. Fortunately, the methodical Roman destruction of authentic beliefs and practices that happened in Gaul was not fully implemented in the British Isles. We have sufficient remaining evidence to construct a reasonably well-formed model of the belief systems of the Insular Celts, with a focus on the surviving Irish literary sources.
Instructor: Morgan mac Maelain
SUNDAY 9-11
The Code of Chivalry Origin and development of the Code of Chivalry. A look at the development of the Code of Chivalry from the days of Rome to the 21st Century.
Instructor: Guillaume de Belgique
SATURDAY 9-11
Combat Archery Marshalling (Marshals 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
SATURDAY 4-6
Commercial Pattern Review Part II Part I of this class was first offered at Fall Collegium 2001. The Big Three sewing pattern companies continue to release more historically influenced costume patterns, and Jo-Ann's regularly discounts them. Are any worth buying? How can they be changed to produce a more period effect? Part II will concentrate on men's patterns currently available in the catalogues. Updated class notes from the previous session will be available; the instructor will attempt to advise on any patterns the students bring to class.
Instructor: Angelina Nicolette de Beaumont
SUNDAY 9-11
Constabling 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: Jens inn draumspaki
SATURDAY 9-11
Construction of Siloflex Combat Archery Arrows We will build Siloflex combat archery arrows and crossbow bolts using simple tools and techniques. Instructor provides all materials. There will be $4 materials fee for each arrow/bolt you make. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Ingilborg Sigmundardottir
SATURDAY 2-4
Costume Accessories Overview class on what accessories can do to make a costume into clothing, with emphasis on basic accessories that can accommodate multiple time periods.
Instructor: Su of the Silver Horn
SUNDAY 2-4
Dall'Agocchie's Sidesword for Duel in 30 days (circa 1547 CE) From Dall'Agocchie's treatise, these are the set of concepts he espoused one needed were he or she to have no prior training and suddenly the need to fight a duel in 30 days. This is a small set of techniques with an impact in use. Useful for beginners, and required for those already in the sidesword program.
Instructor: Giacomo Cavalli da Treviso
SATURDAY 2-4
Designing a Novelty Shoot Looking for a new, unique shoot to do at your next archery tournament? Tired of the same old wand shoot or bag shoot? Learn how to construct an interesting novelty shoot that will keep the archer's attention and make your event one that will be spoken of throughout the kingdom! We will look at the processes behind a few unique novelties and discuss why these worked or why they didn't. The class will learn what it takes to create a new shoot and the process to do so.
Instructor: Christina O'Cleary
SATURDAY 4-6
DeGrassi 101 Introduction to DeGrassi's rapier manual of 1574, suitable for the new fighter or the fighter new to period manuals. We will cover both how to read the manual and basic techniques from the manual, including footwork, the basic wards (or guard positions), and one or two single sword techniques. If there is time we will start in on the sword and dagger techniques. Students to bring full armor and at least single sword of whatever type preferred.
Instructor: Grainne ingen Lasrach
SATURDAY 4-6
Drawing Heraldry Learn how to draw the basic charges of heraldry - their construction, proportion and details. Rendering the device in a balanced way, and artistic tips will be covered.
Instructor: Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme
SATURDAY 4-6
Early Period Brooches and Jewelry - Styles, and Techniques of Manufacture Styles, and Techniques of Manufacture - The class will start with a discussion of early period (Hallstatt Celt through 10th Century Viking) jewelry shapes and styles. We will investigate finger rings, ear rings, torcs, necklaces, bracelets, arm-rings, and clothing clasps with a concentration on fibulae and brooches. At the end of the discussion, students will have the opportunity to make a period silver penannular brooch or simple finger ring.
Instructor: Otuell Gowe
SATURDAY 2-6
Embroidery for Garb: History & Design
FULL
For the Beginning to Intermediate embroiderer. Beginners should consider taking Lady Richenda Coffin's Basic Embroidery class that precedes this class. A look at how embroidery can be used to decorate garments, accessories, and other items. Historical usages as well as current shortcuts (for the patience-challenged) will be covered.
Instructor: Sarah Telyn
SUNDAY 2-4
Ethnic Tribal & Cabaret - Can't we all just get along? Class will teach and discuss various "belly dance” styles, including what the difference in terms means, what's most likely period, and what's SCA accepted.
Instructor: Ianthe Delfini del Mare
SATURDAY 2-4
Event Autocrating Class will cover the nuts and bolts of autocrating, from the day you volunteer to the day you turn in your last report.
Instructor: Lynnette de Sandoval
SUNDAY 9-11
Everything Old is New Again: Using Old Traditions for New Events Follow Jared to a time when rocks were soft, dirt was in beta test, and polyester was period. A time when Kentucky Fried Chicken might be served at a feast, and there really was a Vivian of Happy Memory. When Duke, Duke, Duchess, dancing and wearing Reeboks were a regular part of the Tourney day. When there were only four Kingdoms and the TI was printed on Mimeograph (what's that?). This class is a venture to a distant land: Berkeley, CA, May 1, 1966 up through the early years of the Principality of Caid to when Caid became a Kingdom. Join us as we explore the joys, faux pas, and missteps of the early days of Caid, where the emphasis was as much in RECreation as RE-Creation.
Instructor: Jared Alexandre Blaydeaux
SATURDAY 4-6
Fiber Work Area (Spin-in, etc.) (may also be available on Saturday -- Check for information at the Registration area)
 
SUNDAY all day
Fighter's Practicum Open fighter practice for all fighting forms
 
SUNDAY all day
Fitting the 4-Panel Cotehardie
FULL
A tag-team of teachers will fit each student for a 4-panel 14th Century Cotehardie. Students should bring or wear a snug-fitting shift, tank top or leotard, plus at least 2 yards of Muslin, a minimum of 20 safety pins and scissors. Class is limited to 8 students, please pre-register.
Instructors: Angelina Nicolette de Beaumont, Gwendolyn of Amberwood & Arianna Kateryn Nunneschild.
SATURDAY 11-1
German Prayer Counters: Rosaries and Paternosters II The rosary and its predecessor, the paternoster, were popular in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe not only as a devotional practice, but as a favorite accessory and piece of personal jewelry. Learn the history of the beads and the prayers, and make yourself a German rosary bracelet using inexpensive materials and an ingenious reconstruction of a period technique. (And you don't have to be German to own one....)
Instructor: Christian de Holacombe
SATURDAY 11-1
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
Available both days
Heraldry & Food Double dose of inter-disciplinary fun, about culinary charges in heraldry and period food colors to achieve brilliant heraldic tinctures for edible armory. Cookie decorating.
Instructor: Selene Colfox
SUNDAY 2-4
Heraldry at Court: Trials, Tribulations & Triumphs A round-table discussion - taught by Countess Leonora Morgana, beloved and popular Court Advisor, Baron Giles Hill of Sweetwater, veteran herald at Pennsic, Estrella, Potrero and GWW, and Baron Hrorek Halfdane of Faulconwood, Crescent Herald Emeritus and Caidian herald since 1978. Discussion will cover how to enlist the King and Queen's court members to our advantage, what to expect in different situations, and how to cover (or apologize) for the unexpected. If you'd ever wondered what court heraldry was like at marathon events, or hot, dry, dusty, windy, rainy war, this class is for you.
Instructors: Leonora Morgana, Giles Hill of Sweetwater, & Hrorek Halfdane of Faulconwood
SATURDAY 11-1
The Historical King Arthur King Arthur is probably the single most well known figure in Western myth. There is, somewhere, a truth within the myth. This class is an overview of the historical, and sometimes hysterical claimants to the role of the legendary Pendragon. The legends range from Roman centurion to Scottish Lord, and we'll look at all the usual suspects, and some of the unusual ones.
Instructor: Jared Alexandre Blaydeaux
SATURDAY 2-4
Histories Mysteries & Scandals: Insane Rulers & Psychotic Royalty Ever wondered what a couple of hundred years of inbreeding could produce? Ever been to the coronation of a corpse? Come learn about Pedro the Cruel, Juana la Loca, and many, many, others. We'll discuss some of history's more éccentric rulers and royalty (with a couple of Popes thrown in for good measure). As usual, this class is for ADULTS ONLY.
Instructor: Giovanna Firidophi
SATURDAY 11-1
How to Match your Archery Equipment This Class teaches how to match your archery equipment and fine-tune your bow for optimal performance. You will learn about the forces that are applied to your equipment during an archery shot and how they affect the flight of the arrow. Please bring your bow; if time permits we will be taking measurements that will be beneficial to you.
Instructor: Fearghus MacCulloch
SUNDAY 2-4
How to Run an Archery Event Interested in running an archery event? We will discuss the issues that you will need to address.
Instructor: Ingilborg Sigmundardottir
SATURDAY 9-11
Intermediate to Advanced Brewing & Vinting No basic material will be covered. There will be a period of Q & A after we cover a number of specialized topics such as: making Cabernet Sauvignon, how to make Champagne, Plum Wine, and Judging Questions. NOTE - THIS IS A FOUR HOUR CLASS FROM 9-1, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCHEDULE FOR REGISTRATION CONFLICTS
Instructor: Timotheus Zacharia von Schloss Zwilling
SUNDAY 9-1
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Introduction to German Long Sword This class will cover German Longsword from the 14th and 15th Centuries. This class will follow the tradition created by Johannes Liechtenauer. Guards, footwork attacks and defenses will be covered. Students should being an unarmored combat longsword or a longsword waster. Students should also bring an unarmored combat helmet, a fencing mask or a heavies helmet.
Instructor: Thorfinnr Bjarnason
SATURDAY 2-4
Introduction to Kingdom Law What is Kingdom Law? How was it originally framed, and how has it changed over the years? Who can change Kingdom law and how? How does Kingdom Law differ from the SCA's Governing documents, of which Corpora is only one.
Instructor: Brianna JeNell Aislynn of Blue shadows
SATURDAY 2-4
Introduction to Making Vinegar Vinegar has been used for cooking and drinking from the most ancient of times. Learn how to make your own vinegar from wine and beer. Students will take home an active mother of vinegar to start their own batches.
Instructor: Donal O'Brien
SUNDAY 11-1
Introduction to Weaving (4 Harness Loom) This is a class for those interested in trying weaving, but not ready to make the commitment to buying a loom. Basic techniques for weaving on a four-harness loom will be demonstrated and students will each weave a Perugia-style towel in class, using various weave structures. Class size is limited to 6 Students, Please pre-register.
Instructor: Astra Christiana Benedict
SATURDAY 9-6
Is Medieval Food Yucky? Medieval food is only slowly overcoming the bad reputation it has acquired over the last 500 years. In this class we will discuss how medieval food differs (or not) from out modern diet, how the SCA has perpetuated (or is debunking) the bad rep of medieval cooking, and the fatal mistakes a modern historical cook might make. Bring your Feast Horror Stories (either as cook or as consumer) for the class to share and shudder over, and then discuss What Went Wrong and how it might have been avoided.
Instructor: Renata Kestryl of Highwynds
SATURDAY 2-4
Japanese Kumihimo Braiding or "What are they doing with those coffee can lids?" Kumihimo is a period Japanese braiding technique that's fun, easy, and produces hundreds of fabulous cord and trim patterns. If you liked lucet, you'll enjoy this! If you hated lucet, you'll love this! Students will make braid on a tabletop-braiding stand, and on a handheld braider -- and will take the stand and the braider home for continued Kumihimo braiding. Class is limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Lynnette de Sandoval
SUNDAY 11-4
Kingdom Chirurgeonate Discussion class on Chirurgeonate issues. For territorial Chirurgeons, Warranted Chirurgeons and people interested in becoming a warranted Chirurgeon.
Instructor: Ida Haroldsdottir
SUNDAY 2-4
Knotwork: Roman, Coptic, Celtic & Arabic Learn the dots method of creating knot work and something about how different cultures used it pre-1000 CE. Students should bring paper, colored pencils and/or pens.
Instructor: Eowyn Amberdrake
SATURDAY 4-6
Leather 101 - SCA style
FULL
This class will teach the basics of leather and leatherwork - what it is and what can be done with it. The focus will be on what is period, what is period-like, and what is modern. Examples of different leather will be shown, as well as period sources for leatherworking information. Samples of stamping, tooling, and leather items will be on display. This class is for people interested in making armour, clothing, shoes, accessories, or other items out of leather. Bring your questions about leather - sewing, cleaning, conditioning, and other related topics are all welcome and encouraged.
Instructors: Cynna & Red
SUNDAY 9-11
Lists & Marshalling for Boffer Field 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: Bridget Lucia MacKenzie
SATURDAY 2-4
Mammen Grave Embroidery Study of the embroidered fragments from a 10th Century Danish grave. In addition to examining the techniques and motifs of the embroideries themselves, the class focuses on the stylistic and material context of the find, particularly in comparison to the ideas about "Viking embroidery” and the larger textile context of Europe at this time. (Brief paper handout, including charted patterns and more extensive electronic version will be available for purchase.)
Instructor: Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasveryn
SUNDAY 11-1
Marshalling 101 - Basic Training for Combat Field Workers Entry level class for those persons who want to learn the basics of helping with the Tourney fields. This includes person who wants to be: Marshall in training; Herald in training (field), Medic in training and Lists Runners. Any age may attend the class, but some positions require you be age 18+ in order to do the job. Otherwise, any young person who is able to think rationally, follow directions, and act WITHOUT DIRECT SUPERVISION can find a place to serve.
Instructor: Aldred von Lechsend
SUNDAY 11-1
Marshalling 201 - MIT's warranting class Mandatory class for warrant. Lecture and Field Class. THIS CLASS IS FOR EXPERIENCED MITs THAT ARE READY TO TAKE THE WARRANTING CLASS. This class will cover those topics that the Warranting Marshal feels are necessary for Warranted Marshals to know. This class has two parts: Part A - 2 hours lecture, and Part B - 1 hour field. One Hour Field work requirement to be fulfilled after lunch sometime between 2-4 p.m. during the Fighters Practicum. Time to be arranged with the instructor.
Instructor: Aldred von Lechsend
SUNDAY 9-11
Marshalling 501 - Territorial Marshal Duties Hands-on class dealing with the paperwork and official duties of Territorial Marshall.
Instructor: Sir Gar of Loch Carron
SATURDAY 11-1
The Medieval Household
FULL
Have you ever wondered about the little things in medieval daily life? What did towels or bedspreads look like? What were the items used for daily grooming? What kind of kitchen gadgets did medieval cooks use? Come find out as we explore some of the everyday items of the medieval world and their uses in daily life.
Instructor: Maria Theresa Ipenarrieta
SUNDAY 2-4
Medieval Sword & Shield from MS1.33, Circa 1290 CE Useful in or out of armour, these techniques from the earliest known combat treatise focus on keeping the body and weapon arm safe while defeating the opposing defense. Concepts covered: circular & linear footwork, attack with defense, time, voiding the body, shield presses, cutting with precision, thrusting in single time, among others. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring either a single-hand sword and small buckler or shield; for single-hand sword: please bring a wooden waster, heavies rattan sword, unarmoured combat sword or dowel of reasonable size.
Instructor: Giacomo Cavalli da Treviso
SATURDAY 11-1
Medieval Welsh / Celtic Languages & Linguistics Class is an attempt to combine Tangwystyl's light-hearted class to introduce Welsh phrases into your persona-play, with her more scholarly survey of Celtic languages and their place in medieval Europe. Brief introduction to pronunciation, literary and political topics, as well as a discussion of interesting linguistic features of the language family.
Instructors: Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn
SUNDAY 9-11
Nalbinding Mittens & Socks If you have mastered at least one stitch for nalbinding this class is for you! In this class we will learn to interpret the various types of stitch diagrams, try out hand with the Asle stitch, take a look at various historical sources for pattern of mittens and socks. How to gauge size, felting, fringe and other finishing techniques.
Instructor: Cynthia de Wickeresham
SATURDAY 9-11
Office of Arts & Sciences For A&S Officer's and those interested in the job. Learn what reports are due and when, ideas for Arts activities, how to build and sustain arts activity in your local area, how to encourage local participation in Penthalon and other A&S activities that may be outside your local area.
Instructor: Thea Northernridge
SUNDAY 9-11
Open Dance in Ballroom Bring Music, tapes and questions for a open dance practice on Sunday.
Instructor: Various Dancers
SUNDAY 11-4
Phoenix Players Have you always wanted to play your instrument in a group? Come and enjoy our period "jam session". All musicians are welcome, but you must be able to read music. Please bring a stand if you have one.
Instructor: Finella Harper
SATURDAY 4-6
Period Poetry for Musicians Have you wanted to compose a song in a period style, but you weren't sure about the words? Break out of that boring quatrain mold and come explore some other period poetry forms that were used as song lyrics.
Instructor: Finella Harper
SUNDAY 9-11
Period Poetry 102 If you've taken "Period Poetry 101," then you've experienced just a taste of what the Middle Ages and Renaissance had to offer. Come and discover yet more crazy verse forms from ages past. Please note-you do not have to have taken "101" to enjoy this class.
Instructor: Fionnabhair Kyriath inghean ui Neill
SUNDAY 11-1
Period Scribing This hands-on workshop will cover such things as making gesso, gilding, curing and cutting quills, the basics of making iron gall inks, using dry pigments, vellum preparation and usage, and anything else we can lay our hands-on or have time for. Bring materials you've always been curious about, but haven't had a chance to try out. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Tetchubah of Greenlake
SUNDAY 9-4
Practical Scribing 101 / Italian White Vine Scroll Layout & Lecture A class for beginning scribes which will go through step by step laying out an Award of Arms scroll in the Italian White Vine style. This class is independent of Practical Scribing 102 though each course can be taken. Class will cover the Italian White Vine 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.
Instructors: Tetchubah of Greenlake & Aliskye MacKyven Raizel
SATURDAY 9-1
Practical Scribing 102 / Italian white vine painting A class for beginning scribes, which teach basic painting techniques in the Italian White Vine style. This class is independent of Practical Scribing 101 though 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
SATURDAY 2-4
Ragnarflokkr & Pentathlon Come and relive one man's journey from research to Pentathlon entry. Research and documentation tips will be given, as well as some background info on 10th century Norse poetry.
Instructor: Helgi Hrafnfædhir
SATURDAY 2-4
Rapier 101 This class will introduce students to the Basics of Rapier Fighting in the SCA. Come and learn how to get started as well as the beginning techniques you will need to mightily run your opponents through! Please bring gear for light contact drilling. Students should bring any rapier equipment they have. A limited quantity of loaner gear will be available.
Instructor: Alexander Baird
SAT. 11-1
Rapier 201 The purpose of this class is to introduce students to more advanced techniques than are taught in standard Rapier 101 class. Though we may deal with some secondary issues, the class will primarily deal with issues of Timing, Range and Positioning. These concepts will be based heavily on the techniques being taught in the 101 class. This will be a Heavy Rapier (i.e. Schlager) ONLY Class. Students should bring gear for light contact sparring.
Instructor: Lot Ramirez
SATURDAY 11-1
Rapier Marshalling 101 Required Course for becoming a marshal for Rapier.
Instructor Alexander Baird
SATURDAY 9-11
Regent's Luncheon Meeting to discuss upcoming collegium activities and updates to current procedures. All regents and their deputies should bring a box/bag lunch and plan on attending. Please RSVP to the Chancellor.
SUNDAY 1-2
Rules of the Lyst 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
SATURDAY 4-6
Scriptorium All day hands-on calligraphy and illumination. All are welcome to work on scrolls for those deserving souls who have earned them. Contact the Scribe Amarius for details. (May also be available on Saturday -- Check for information at the Registration area)
SUNDAY all day
The Seneschallate 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: Brianna JeNell Aislynn of Blue Shadows
SATURDAY 11-1
Service Can be Fun for Kids Want to have more fun at events than just sitting and watching? Want to get more involved in the SCA? This class will include a panel of other children sharing their stories of how and why they're gotten involved in SCA service. We'll give you ideas on how to get more involved, and show you how the Oak Hall Guild can help you get started. If possible, bring a parent along so we can show them how to help you.
Instructors: A panel of volunteers. Moderated by Lynnette de Sandoval
SATURDAY 9-11
Service Can be Fun for Teens Want to have more fun at events than just sitting and watching? Want to get more involved in the SCA? This class will include a panel of other teens sharing their stories of how and why they're gotten involved in SCA service. We'll give you ideas on how to get more involved, and show you how the Oak Hall Guild can help you get started. If possible, bring a parent along so we can show them how to help you.
Instructors: A panel of volunteers. Moderated by Lynnette de Sandoval
SATURDAY 11-1
Sewing Techniques for Leatherworking Overview and hands-on of the different types of stitching techniques for leather. Discussion of the differences between sewing different types of leather and how sewing leather differs from sewing fabric.
Instructor: Cynna & Red
SUNDAY 11-1
The Shepherd's Purse A really fun class! The emphasis is very much on how to take a research project from initial observations/inspiration, through slogging legwork, to hands-on experimentation. The medium is a class of "belt pouch” associated uniquely with shepherds portrayed in manuscripts of Western Europe primarily in the 14-16th Centuries. The Guiding questions are "Artifact or artistic convention?” and "If it's real, what is it?"
Instructor: Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasveryn
SATURDAY 2-4
16th Century Documentary Hand for Heralds & Scribes A general discussion of 16th C. English Grants of Arms, and the Document hands used on them. Class will examine specific examples to learn wordings and letterforms appropriate to period Grants in England and France. A general knowledge of calligraphy hands, and especially Gothic forms (black letter, batarde), is helpful though not crucial.
Instructor: Thomas Brownwell
SATURDAY 2-4
Step Vocabulary for Beginning English Country Dance Learn the calls that make the dances. Class focuses on movements required by basic ECD calls, and on responding to calls quickly and correctly. No previous dance experience required. Wear comfortable dance shoes.
Instructor: Berengere d'Arce
SATURDAY 11-1
A Study of Medieval/Renaissance Fighting Techniques This class will include descriptions, written examples and demonstrations of fighting techniques from both the Medieval and Renaissance periods. It will also cover many of the period fighting manuals as well as how many of the same techniques are used in both the Medieval and Renaissance periods. There will be time at the end of the class to try out the techniques. Students should wear comfortable clothing for moving and gloves if they wish to try the techniques.
Instructor: Thorfinnr Bjarnason
SATURDAY 9-11
Survey of Threads for Historical Embroidery Have you ever been undecided about what threads might be best for a new embroidery project? What threads are more authentic for what technique? Where can you get them? This class will introduce you to many threads, with small samples you can stitch with. You will be able to see how they handle and what they look like when stitched. From here, you can make informed decisions about what to use on future projects. We will cover silk, metal, and cotton threads, but not wool. If the student has specific questions on a project, bring it to class. Students should also bring notepaper, standard stitching supplies (needle, doodle cloth). Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Eowyn Amberdrake
SATURDAY 11-1
Surviving Garments Project A discussion of the instructor's on-going research project to track down information about surviving garments from Europe and the Mediterranean area, pre-1500. Includes a sub-text of discussing the process of research, and a brief overview of the history of the teacher's interest in the field, a discussion of the instructor's underlying philosophy for the project, various issues that have (or will) come up, and a brief tour through the material as it currently stands.
Instructor: Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasveryn
SATURDAY 4-6
13th Century English Tournaments A look at origin and development of the knightly tournaments in England, from grand melees to jousting, with a look at the parallels of SCA tourneys.
Instructor: Felinah Tifarah Arnvella Memo Hazara Khan-ad-Din
SUNDAY 11-1
You're Head Cook - What do you do now? You've been asked to be the Feast-o-crat for your local group's banquet or luncheon for visiting Royals. This class will explain how to put together and plan your feast; if we have time, discussion will include how to budget, food purchasing, what to look for in a site (kitchen and hall), crews -- scullery, cooks, clean-up, etc.
Instructor: Lasairfhiona nhe Chon Chonnacht
SATURDAY 11-1
Very Beginning Russian This is bare bones, absolutely BEGINNING class on how to speak Russian. We may cover any of the following: how to use Cyrillic to enhance your correspondence, basic conversational phrases such as "good morning, how are you, nice to see you, thank you", and suggestions for pronunciation. You won't be able to speak Russian perfectly at the end of this class, but you'll have a feel for it - rather like how wearing a tunic and trews feels different from jeans and t-shirts.
Instructor: Luidmila Feodorovna Doch
SUNDAY 11-1
Vocabulary of Archery This class will introduce the student to the terminology used by archers and by researchers of archery. Names for the various types and parts of bows, arrows and other equipment will be covered. Names of different shooting techniques and styles will be explained. No previous familiarity with archery is necessary.
Instructor: Allan Bluehood
SUNDAY 11-1
Welsh Personal Names Introduction to Welsh names with more information on sources for researching Welsh names as time allows. Possible short question and answer period at the end of class.
Instructors: Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn
SATURDAY 9-11
Wire Work for Jewelry This is a class that will teach you how to make your own wire jewelry based on the wire jewelry of the Celts, prior to SCA period and during. These methods are still used today around the world by people to make jewelry for themselves and others. If you love spirals this is the class for you. Student should bring eye protection and any pliers or other wire working tools their have. Class is limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Miriam bas Levi
SUNDAY 11-1
Zils Thrills & Spills - Dancing to Middle Eastern Rhythms This class will cover selecting your zils and how to play them while you are dancing. Depending on time, 3-4 rhythms will be discussed, as well as a brief discussion on improvising with drum solos. Please bring zils; a limited number of pairs will be available from the instructor for a fee. Basic rhythm handout is included.
Instructor: Samira Johara al-Kafiba
SUNDAY 9-11

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Younger Children
*** A Parent needs to accompany students under the age of 7 ***
Beginning Chess for Younger Gamers Ever wondered what those big kids are doing with those interesting pieces? Did people say you're too young."? Come satisfy your curiosity and show the naysayers that you can play chess too! Parents! Class limited to 10 students, please Pre-register. Note Max # of students as children will leave with their own chess set, so pre-registration is advised so as to not miss out on giveaway.
Instructor: Garrett O'Doherty
SUNDAY 11-1
Cooking for Kids The kids will make butter, fruit preserve, trenchers and lemonade. We will discuss the foods and period feasting in general. We will read a story about feasting. Once all the food is made, we will all sit together for a feast. Class limited to 15 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Solara Erinath
SATURDAY 11-1
History of Songs, Dance, Nursery Rhymes for Kids We will discuss and learn the history behind many popular songs, dances and nursery rhymes such as "Ring around the Rosie", "Humpty Dumpty", "London Bridges", "Pop goes the Weasel", and others. We will also sing and dance, performing the songs and dances. We will also do a maypole dance and learn a bit of its background. Class limited to 15 students. Please Pre-register.
Instructor: Solara Erinath
SATURDAY 2-4
Page Age Party Shhh! This is not really a class! It's a surprise birthday party for Emma's son, Traverse, on his 12th birthday. Don't tell him, please, it's a SURPRISE! Class limited to 20 students. Please Pre-register.
Instructor: Emma Wolvyne
SUNDAY 2-4
TIME CHANGE
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: Emma Wolvyne
SATURDAY 9-11
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: Emma Wolvyne
SUNDAY 9-11
So You Wish You were Irish! Learn how to write your name in Ogham and more in this craft-oriented class! Parents, littler ones may need your help so stay and have fun with us! Class limited to 15 students. Please Pre-register.
Instructor: Emma Wolvyne
SATURDAY 4-6
Teens & Older Children
Beginning Finger Loop Braiding Learn the basic techniques of finger loop braiding, a method used in the middle ages to craft purse strings, trim and other types of Cord. Students will have the opportunity to learn 3 or 4 different types of braid, depending on time constraints.
Instructor: Cristal de la Mer
SATURDAY 4-6
Beginning Juggling Learn the basic techniques of three-ball juggling. Ages 10 & older.
Instructor: Abigail of Whitby
SUNDAY 2-4
Boffer Fighter 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
Instructor: Bridget Lucia MacKenzie
SATURDAY 4-6
Heraldry Basics This class will cover the rules of SCA heraldry as well as fundamental design concepts. Topics include basic field division, tinctures and some of the more popular charges. Basic emblazoning will also be taught. Kingdom name and device forms will be available.
Instructor: Angus Amhas
SATURDAY 9-11
How to make a Leather Boffer Helmet This is a lecture on how to construct an SCA legal leather boffer helmet. Handouts will be available listing supply sources as well as detailed instructions.
Instructor: Edward Hartwell
SATURDAY 2-4
Introduction to Painting with Gouache Come learn the basics of painting with gouache, a type of watercolor. Please either wear garb that you do not mind getting paint on or bring a smock.
Instructor: Katerine Merivale
SUNDAY 11-1
Junior Waterbearing Come learn how to be a water bearer, a very important and vital role in SCA combat.
Instructor: Franchesca Haig-Macbeth
SUNDAY 9-11
List Shields for Boffers Come make a list shield to be displayed on a shield tree at boffer tournaments. This shield is NOT an actual functional boffer shield. Please either wear garb that you do not mind getting paint on or bring a smock.
Instructor: Elspeth of Foxden
SATURDAY 11-1













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