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All Fighting Is The Same This lecture/demonstration classwill cover different models of timing and initiative from various sources from the 15th-19th centuries, from the styles of broad/sidesword, longsword, rapier, smallsword, and classical fencing, and how they relate to what we do in the SCA. Note taking implements would be helpful, but most importantly, bring a mind ready to wrap around new concepts.
Instructor: Thorfinnr Bjarnason
SUN 2:00-3:50
Alleviating Peer Fear Why do you call one person "Your Excellency" and another "Your Majesty?" Why do we bow to an empty throne? How to recognize coronets and crowns? What's with those white belts? Tired of running away when the Queen approaches because you're not sure how to address her? This will take you through the symbols of the Peers and how to behave in front of them.
Instructor: Osanna de Fries
SAT 9:00-10:50
Archeological Hand Sewing Very beginning hands-on class in hand sewing stitches for finishing your clothing. Please bring needles, thread, scissors and scrap cloth.
Instructor: Julianna Neuneker Hirsch von Schutzhundheim
SAT 2:00-3:50
The Art of Henna This hands-on class will explore the art of henna painting on silk, as well as on the body. Students should consider wearing clothing appropriate for a potentially messy activity. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Gemma Rohesia
SAT 11:00-12:50
Bardic Circle Etiquette What a bardic circle is, and what rules and customs govern them. Tips for both performers and non-performers.
Instructors: Thoron Ravenoak & Rhael Anedd
SAT 2:00-3:50
Basic Hats and Headcoverings Learn how to complete your ensemble with simple, period hats and headcoverings. For any level of costuming and sewing skill. We will cover many eras and cultures to hopefully suit the persona of all students in the class. Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Magdalene van den Velde
SUN 2:00-3:50
Basic Hip Moves in Belly Dance Improve your dancing. This class will cover how to improve your basic belly dance moves.
Instructor: Mandolyn of Angels
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE
SUN 2:00-3:50
Basic Smocking Primer This is a basic class on Smocking. The students will learn to calculate the size of fabric to be needed for inset or full garment smocking. A discussion of methods used to gather threads and stitches used in making a smodk sample for students to take home. Students should bring a basic sewing kit, needles and sisccors. Class size limited to 8 students, please pre-register.
SIZE LIMIT CHANGE
Instructor: Alewaulfe the Red
SUN 11:00-3:50
Basic Beginning Heraldry 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: Balthazar van der Brugges
SAT 9:00-10:50
Beginning Blackletter
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Introduction to blackletter (aka Gothic) calligraphy. We will cover constructing lower case letters based on a Book of hours made in France in 1400. Class is open to all skill levels; this is a good class for complete beginners as most of the letters contain simple strokes. Students should bring or 2 mm calligraphy pen: dip, fountain or felt tip. Class size minimum 3, maximum 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Luighseach nic Lochlainn
SUN 9:00-10:50
Blackletter variations This class will cover two blackletter hands; rotunda, which was used in Spain and Italy and an early blackletter or proto-gothic hand characteristic of northern Europe and England in the 12th Century. This class may be taken along with the beginning blackletter class, but your hand will be tired by the end! Bring 1 or 2 mm calligraphy pen: dip, fountain or felt tip. Class size minimum 3, maximum 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Luighseach nic Lochlainn
SUN 11:00-12:50
Body Mapping Basic pattern drafting for early period (6th-15th C) clothing. Will demonstrate variations for fitted slopers, tunics, middle eastern, houppelandes, early cotes and early Flemish styles. Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Brianna Je Nell Aislynn
SAT 4:00-5:50
Book Club - 1215: The Magna Carta Join us for a scintillating session of Collegium's book club
(For more information, see The Book Club of Caid)
Instructors: Maria Theresa Ipenarrieta & Giovanna Firdolphi
SAT 9:00-10:50
Bottling and Kegging your beverages The class will cover methods and techniques for packaging your brews. Bottling will include everything from collecting and cleaning bottles to filling and labeling. Both corks and conventional crown caps will be covered. Kegging will cover the use of the 3 or 5 gallon Cornelius kegs and related equipment.
Instructor: Tomaso da Barbiano
SAT 4:00-5:50
Card & Dice Games Learn entertaining games to play Saturday Night at the War or to while away the afternoon at a Tournament. We'll include Hazard, 5 & 9, One & Thirty and Vomiting Monk.
Instructor: Arion Hirsch von Schutzhundheim
SAT 4:00-5:50
Chatelaine 101 For all chatelaines and those interested in learning about the job. We will go through what is required to be an area chatelaine and/or a chatelaine at-large. We will discuss the basics of talking to people at events, running newcomer classes, loaner clothing programs, demos, and publicity.
Instructor: Osanna de Fries
SAT 4:00-5:50
"Chi fan le ma?" A Survey of Pre-1600 Chinese Cuisine This lecture class provides an overview of pre-1600 Chinese cuisine, including basic ingredients, cooking techniques, and regional variations.
Instructor: Natalya de Foix
SAT 9:00-10:50
Chirurgeonate 101 Discussion class on Chirurgeonate issues. For territorial Chirurgeons, Warranted Chirurgeons and people interested in becoming a warranted Chirurgeon.
Instructor: Chirurgeonate Staff
SUN 9:00-10:50
Combat Archery 101: Intro to Combat Archery: You too can be a combat archer! In this class we will discuss how to become a heavy combat archer in Caid. We will discuss the authorization rules, and basic stratigies for success on the field.
Instructor: Ingilborg Sigmundardottir
SUN 11:00-12:50
Combat Archery Marshalling 101: Marshals Warrant This class is a requirement for 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. Attendees should currently hold a heavy weapons Marshals warrant or be familiar with Caid heavy weapons rules and conventions. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Eadric of Mansfield
SAT 9:00-10:50
Combat Archery Marshalling 201: Senior Combat Archery Marshal's Warrant Class Senior Combat Archery Marshal's Warrant for Caid. The attendees should review the Caid Combat Archery Handbook in advance and contact instructor with questions.This class is a requirement for the Senior Combat Archery Marshal's Warrant for Caid and is for those who have completed or will soon complete their CAM Warrant. Class will conclude with a half-hour warranting exam. Attendees should currently hold or be in process of earning a heavy weapons Sr. Marshal's warrant. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Eadric of Mansfield
SAT 11:00-12:50
Constable 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: Francis Felix Gideon
SUN 2:00-3:50
Cotehardie Review and Construction This class will review the several hundred year history of the cotehardie, a garment for both men and women. Construction techniques and pattern styles will also be covered. Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Merrsger von Ried bie Kerzers
SUN 9:00-12:50
Court Heraldry This lecture/workshop provides students with guidelines on how to conduct court at indoor and outdoor events, including how to make up a notebook that contains procedures, ceremonies, and checklists for the day's activities. Students will participate in mock courts and learn the secrets of insuring that this type of "performance theatre" goes smoothly for those on the throne and those in the audience. Areas covered will include making presentations, conducting ceremonies, voice projection, and that trickiest of all things -- timing.
Instructors: Hrorek Halfdane of Falconwood & Natalya de Foix
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE
SAT 2:00-5:50
Creating your SCA Name (pending)
Instructor: Selene Colfox
SUN 11:00-12:50
Dance class -- And now for something different A look at some fun and often lesser-known dances for SCA use. Students will learn from a variety of sources. No previous dance experience necessary -- only a willingness to learn and have fun in the process!
Instructor: Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia
SAT 9:00-10:50
Dark Ages Roundtable Have problems of doing research on topics of the Early Medieval period? Class will be given research tips and pointers, introducing the tools and sources available and introducing the concept of a collaborative bibliography. Discussion encouraged.
Instructor: Morgan mac Maelain
SAT 9:00-10:50
Dyeing Workshop Bring your Fibers, hand spun yarn and cloth to dye. Learn about the wide variety of colors available using natural Period dyestuffs.
Instructor: Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani
SAT 9:00-3:50
Early Turn Shoes This class will look at early period shoe making techniques from the dark-age one piece bog shoes to early period turn shoes (~500 to ~1250). We will look at pictures of period examples and recreations by myself. The students will be taught to look at shoes in pictures and creating patterns will be taught. Stitching types and techniques will be taught. Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Thorvald Olafson the Swordmaker
SAT 11:00-12:50
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 11:00-12:50
Fiber Workshop - Spin In Drop in class -- All day hands-on fiber workshop. All are welcome to work on any fiber related project, new or old.
Instructor: Bridget Lucia MacKenzie
SUN 9:00-3:50
Field Heraldry Basics of Field Heraldry, including in class practice and suggestions for safe heralding. Be an asset to your kingdom and have fun at the same time!
Instructor: Cormac Mor
SAT 11:00-12:50
Field Luncheons fit for Royalty Learn the three P's of preparing a High Table Feast for a Field Event; Planning, Purchasing, and Preparing. We will be sharing what we have learned with the Culinary Arts Guild of Dreiburgen, including Budgeting, Thematic Menu Planning (for carnivores, omnivores, and vegetarians all at the same Table). Kitchen Set-up, Food Safety, Recipe & Menu Research and even Sourcing for those Hard-to-Find Ingredients will be covered.
Instructors: Miriam BasLevi and Eoin MacDumhail
SAT 4:00-5:50
Gambesons and Surcoats This class will provide and overview of several common gambeson and surcoat styles typically found on the SCA tourney and war field. We will discuss the plusses and minuses of material choice, construction, and care of your fighting garb. Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Ceridwen Killian
SAT 4:00-5:50
Games from Medieval and Renaissance England
CANCELLED
An overview of the games played in medieval and renaissance England. We will discuss the history and rules of some of the more popular games that were played. England is the focus, but much of this infomation will apply to the rest of Europe as well.
Instructor: Diego Rivera de Soldano
SAT 9:00-10:50
Garb for Rapier Learn how to make garb that is comfortable, looks good and is rapier legal. I will discuss materials, construction, and decoration; the things that don't work and the things that have worked for me.
Instructor: Cassandre Loustaunau
SAT 2:00-3:50
Getting to Know your Nibs - A Hands-on Approach For beginning calligraphers who want to learn how to use metal dip-style nibs. This is an opportunity to learn the tools of the trake. Every student will get a nib and holder to take home. There should be time to learn how to use an Ames guide, T-square and light tables. Be warned that the inks will stain, most Permanently. Dress accordingly. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Mistress Medb Renata
CORRECTION
SAT 4:00-5:50
Gold Bullion Basics (pending)
Instructor: Albra Katerine
SAT 4:00-5:50
Grain Brewing: All grain brewing demonstration In this demonstration class a 15 gallon batch of all grain beer will be brewed. Observers will be welcome to discuss the brew and participate. Recipes and explanation of how brewing a batch of beer progresses from raw grain to frosty mug.
Instructor: Tomaso da Barbiano
SUN 9:00-3:50
Great Battles for Laurels: The Artistic, Economic and Social consequences of great battles of the Middle Ages Some of the Great Battles of the Middle Ages, from Hastings to Hattin, Mount Badon to Ancrim Moor, had effects far beyond the military results. The communities around them and the fate of whole nations could hinge on one action, and could impact all aspects of life around them.
Instructor: Jared Alexandre Blaydeaux
SUN 9:00-10:50
Hands on at the Museum of London This class will cover two blackletter hands; rotunda, which was used in Spain and Italy and an early blackletter or proto-gothic hand characteristic of northern Europe and England in the 12th Century. This class may be taken along with the beginning blackletter class, but your hand will be tired by the end! Bring 1 or 2 mm calligraphy pen: dip, fountain or felt tip. Limit 10 students. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Merrsger von Ried bie Kerzers
SAT 9:00-10:50
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 9:00-5:50
History's Mysteries: Italian Godfathers & Gangs This class will look at some of the more "colorful" of the Italian families and feuds in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Instructor: Giovanna Firdolphi
SAT 2:00-3:50
How to Build a Thrust and Throw Javelin In this class we will learn how to build a heavy weapons thrust and throw javelins. Instructor will provide materials. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Ingilborg Sigmundardottir
SUN 9:00-10:50
How to have Period Hair (pending)
Instructor: Lorissa du Griffin
SUN 9:00-10:50
TIME CHANGE
Intermediate/Advanced Tribal Bellydance This class will focus on cueing, transitions and combinations. Basic knowledge of tribal style bellydance required.
Instructor: Elena of Calafia
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE
SAT 4:00-5:50
Intro to Bellydance This class will focus on cueing, transitions and combinations. No prior knowledge required. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Genevieve d'Orleans
SAT 11:00-12:50
Intro to Heavy Weapon Fighting Introduction to Heavy Weapons fighting in the SCA. Armor and authorization requirements, explaination of different fighting styles and how to choose the styles that would be best for you.
Instructor: Patrick O'Malley
SUN 11:00-12:50
Introduction to Chip Carving A Lecture / Demonstration class examining the history, techniques, and designs for one of the most basic forms of wood carving. Students who wish a hands on workshop (Sunday?) should contact the instructor for sources for tools and materials. Class is limited to 15 students, please preregister.
Instructor: Hrodebert von dem Kampfenhase
SAT 4:00-5:50
Irish Potatoe Basket The class will make an Irish Pototoe Basket (or a gathering basket) using natural fibers (cane). This type of basket is very durable as it is made to be dragged beside you on the ground as you are gathering various "garden vegatables." It is also a loose weave basket so the dirt can fall out. But as we do not use our baskets in that manner anymore, you can bring decorative yarns to add to your basket. Students should bring rose clippers, hand towel and a metal knitting needle.
Instructor: Therese of the White Griffin
SAT 9:00-12:50
It's a Mock Court! New to the SCA or just new to attending Court? We will go through what you should expect at Court. Who the essential people "up there", what are they saying and why, what to do when you get called to Court. After this class you should be ready to attend Court with confidence.
Instructor: Osanna de Fries
SUN 9:00-10:50
Learn to Juggle For adults and teenagers who want to learn how to juggle. Learn a 3-ball cascade from the very beginning. No experience necessary! But bring your toys if you have them. Every student will get a set of bean bags to take home. If there is time we can try more complex skills such as club juggling and balancing. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Medb Renata
SAT 2:00-3:50
Lefty Rapier Tricks In this class you will learn some of the tricks that lefties use... and how to use them on lefties.
Instructor: Ian Duncanson
SAT 9:00-10:50
The Longsword of Joachim Meyer This class will present many of the techniques of Joachim Meyer, comparing and contrasting to earlier German masters.
Instructor: Thorfinnr Bjarnason
SUN 9:00-10:50
Men's Viking Clothes A look at Viking men's clothing. Archeological remains will be discussed and various patterns for Tunics, coats, pants and other pieces of clothing will be presented and discussed. Colors and appropriate fabrics will be reviewed as well as clothing decorations (embroidery, trim etc.) Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Thorvald Olafson the Swordmaker
SAT 2:00-3:50
Metal Acid Etching A lecture / demostration class on etching patterns into metal using acid. Class size maximum 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Dirk Ivanovich
SAT 2:00-3:50
Nalbinding Baby Steps Learn a simple nalbinding stitch from the very beginning. No experience needed. We will cover only a tiny bit of the history of nalbinding then get right into learning the stitch. Every student will get a needle and wool yarn to take home along with step by step instructions to make period mittens. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Medb Renata
SAT 9:00-10:50
Natural Brewing An introductory class to brewing beer, wine and mead with natural yeast sources. Class will include a basic History of medieval brewing, recipes and techniques. No prior brewing experience necessary.
Instructor: Agnarr Kloengsson
SAT 2:00-3:50
The North Atlantic Viking Saga This is a continuation of the Viking series but will concentrate on the life and times of the Northmen and their accomplishments in the Orkney Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and North America.
Instructor: Egil Thorsson of Drafn
SAT 11:00-12:50
The Operation and Marshalling of SCA Siege Engines Hands on class at the football field: a requirement for Siege Weapons Marshals Warrant for Caid, covering rules, conventions and safety requirements for siege weapons, concludes with warranting exam.
Instructor: Quinn Phelan
SAT 2:00-3:50
Opps! Fixing Scroll errors This class will discuss how the medieval monks and illuminators overcame their own inadequacies and fixed errors in their texts. It will also cover how to fix your own mistakes, and not obsess on them to the point of throwing out a perfectly good scroll that's missing that second "c" in "Crescent". Even if you've never, ever made a mistake on a scrool, this class is for you since you will eventually.
Instructor: Louise of Woodsholme
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE
SAT 2:00-3:50
Optimizing Shield Coverage Understanding the optimizing factors of shield coverage. Students will learn the geometric principles of a shields size and shape to increases the passive qualities of parries, blocking, and obscuring sword shots.
Instructor: Patrick Devlin
SUN 2:00-3:50
Overview of Russian Cooking An overview of what is known about Russian kitchen before Peter the Great, mostly based on Domostroi, with food samples and recipes. Included: Russian cheese, crepes, and pancakes, soups, sweets, drinks, and more.
Instructor: Liudmila Vladimirova doch'
SUN 2:00-3:50
Pearl & Gold Russian Embroidery A hands-on class on Russian technique of pearls and gold embroidery, pattern selection and preparation and beginning to master the five-step embroidery technique. Bring scissors, and a thimble if you are used to one.
Instructor: Liudmila Vladimirova doch'
SUN 9:00-12:50
TIME CHANGE
The Pell Can Be Your Friend If pounding a stationary post with a piece of rattan has lost its appeal, come see how to put some fun back into pell work. Guillaume will provide 10 exercises you can use (solo or with a partner) to improve your fighting skill in between fighter practice.
Instructor: Eadric of Mansfield
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE
SAT 4:00-5:50
Period crossbows
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Design, prods, strings, lock mechanisms, and tillers for target and combat crossbow. Information necessary to design their own crossbows and acquaint students with the information needed to evaluate for crossbow safety on the range.
Instructor: Carolus von Eulenhorst
SAT 4:00-5:50
Period Music 101 An overview of period music, with an emphasis on 16th century music styles.
Instructor: Rhael Anedd
SAT 11:00-12:50
Period Recipes - Modern Diet Incorporating period recipes into modern diet lifestyles
Instructor: Lasairfhiona nhe Chon Chonnacht
SUN 11:00-12:50
Persian Costuming - The Basics Want to be authentically dressed and still comfortable in Caidan summer weather? Think Persian. This class will provide students with 15th centuries examples (Ilkhan and Timurid periods), as well as guidelines to adapt the pattern to an individual's body shape.The overcoat pattern is easily adapted to the men's overtunic, as well, and patterns for trousers are included. The class begins with a survey of late medieval Persian clothing, but will include time to adapt the patterns. Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Felinah Tifarah Arnvella Memo Hazara Khan-ad-Din
SUN 2:00-3:50
Pewter-in & Leather-up Workshop for casting pewter fittings then attaching the new fittings to leather items.
Instructor: Gerhart von Altenberg
SUN 9:00-3:50
Practical Smithing & Forge Welding A simple overview class on joining metal. Demo will include judging how hot the metal is by the color, what happens if it's not hot enough, forge welding and other ways to stick two pieces of metal together. Depending on the time there is also a possibility of some hands-on portion devoted to pounding something metal joints. Class size maximum 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Antonio el Oso
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE
SAT 9:00-10:50
Rapier 101
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The purpose of this class is to introduce students to beginning rapier techniques.
Instructor: Mordechai ben Avraham
SAT 4:00-5:50
Rapier 201: Intermediate Concepts in Rapier 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 secondaries, the class will primarily deal with issues of Timing, Range, Body Geometry and Angulation. These concepts will base heavily on the techniques being taught in the 101 class. This will be a Heavy Rapier (i.e. Schlager) ONLY class, please bring gear for light contact drilling. Class size limited to 12 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Lot Ramirez
SAT 11:00-12:50
Rapier 301: Historical Concepts of Time and Timing in Fencing Different models of timing and initiative, for styles of broad, side, long and short sword, rapier, and classical fencing, and how they relate to what we do in the SCA. Be ready to wrap your mind around new concepts.
Instructor: Lot Ramirez
SAT 2:00-3:50
Rapier Marshaling Required Course for becoming a marshal for Rapier.
Instructor: Andre Rodriguez
SUN 11:00-12:50
Redaction 101: what exactly do they mean by that anyway? "Cook it until its done." "Make some green sauce, and add it." These phrases, and others like them, fill the pages of the cookbooks that survive from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. But what do they mean? And how does today's cook translate them into instructions that will enable creation of delicious food that people will enjoy eating? The class will focus on the foundation concepts of historical cooking, courses, and techniques from original sources, and then we will put our new knowledge to work by translating some recipes into tools we can use to make for dinner.
Instructor: Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia
SAT 11:00-12:50
Reproducing the Mastermyr box lock In this, the first of two days of class, students will see a reproduction of the Mastermyr box lock, and begin the construction of one of their own. Rough materials will be provided, and will need to be shaped, fitted and assembled into a working lock. This is a relatively advanced class, and students should have metalworking experience, and experience with tools such as hacksaws, files, and hammers. A knowledge of techniques such as riveting, smithing, and fitting would be very helpful. You must take this session to qualify to take part 2. Class size minumum 2, maximum 6, please preregister.
Instructor: Otuell Gowe
SAT 9:00-5:50
Reproducing the Mastermyr box lock In this, the second of two days of class, students will finish their reproduction of the Mastermyr box lock, and then construct of a matching key. Rough materials will be provided, and will need to be shaped, fitted and assembled into a working lock. This is a relatively advanced class, and students should have metalworking experience, and experience with tools such as hacksaws, files, and hammers. A knowledge of techniques such as riveting, smithing, and fitting would be very helpful. You must have taken part 1 to take this session. Class size minumum 2, maximum 6, please preregister.
Instructor: Otuell Gowe
SUN 9:00-3:50
SCA Arts event & Revel (Drop in) Not sure of what to do while your friends are attending that last class? Bring crafts you use to show how YOU create a period effect using modern materials/tools. Who knows? You may be able to teach at the next Collegium!
Instructor: Various artisans
SUN 11:00-3:50
SCA Battlefield Tactics A class and workshop on tactics from small units to armies. We will discuss some of the epic battles of Caidan history and explore how YOU would deploy troops in a variety of scenarios.
Instructor: Patrick O'Malley
SUN 9:00-10:50
Scottish Country Dance
CANCELLED
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.
Instructor: Ealasaid nic Chlurain
SUN 9:00-12:50
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: Aliskye Mackyven Raizel & Tetchubah of Greenlake
SUN 9:00-3:50
The Seneschalate and the Caidan Booke of Law The required class for branch seneschals. Includes an overview of the office, organization, reporting, responsibilities, basic problem solving and how Kingdom Law is interpreted. Copies of the Branch Seneschal's Handbook and Kingdom Law will be provided.
Instructor: Brianna Je Nell Aislynn
SAT 11:00-3:50
Soda Pop Brewing An overview of the history of soda pop, including a discussion of the process and equipment needed to brew soda. Taste testing of a variety of soda pop and demo of soda making in the class, class will brew a soda for students to take home a bottle.
Instructors: Lishka Cheglogova & Donal O'Brien
SAT 9:00-10:50
Sprang for Beginners Learn this easy and Ancient fiber art. Students will learn to warp a sprang frame and do the twisting of strings to form the net like fabric. Class size maximum 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Cynthia de Wickersham
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE
SAT 2:00-5:50
Surviving Your First Year in the SCA A guide for newcomers on the essentials of being a part of the SCA. What to wear, what to bring to events, who to bow to, etc.
Instructor: Mouren Muir
UPDATE
SAT 11:00-12:50
Technology for Building Better Heralds -- Documentation for Submissions (pending)
Instructor: Lachlan Erskine of Cromarty
SUN 9:00-10:50
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
SUN 11:00-12:50
30-minute Period Meals We'll review period dishes that can be made in 30 minutes or less, to prevent you from having to sit around the cooking fire for hours at wars, or those dishes that can be prepared at tourneys.
Instructor: Lasairfhiona nhe Chon Chonnacht
SUN 9:00-10:50
Using Thrusting Tips for Heavy Weapon fighting Learn how to use a sword with a thrusting tip to your advantage. Discussion on how using a thrusting tip changes your routine. Get your thrusting tip authorization, if you don't have it already. Learn good mechanics to not hurt your elbow or your opponent.
Instructor: Gamyl of Motrum
SAT 2:00-3:50
Viking Slat Beds Demonstration class for contruction of a Viking slat bed using modern tools. and methods.
Instructor: Snorri Snafari Bjornson
SAT 11:00-12:50
Weight training for fighting Learn what specific exercises will improve your speed, accuracy and hitting power. The program details a gym work out and a home work out. Both are very effective. Give yourself the advantage over your opponent, take the class.
Instructor: Gamyl of Motrum
SAT 9:00-10:50
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. Class size maximum 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Njal Grimmson
SAT 11:00-12:50
Writing Poetry 101 This lecture/workshop gives aspiring poets a chance to try their hand at creating verse in a fun, encouraging, and pressure-free environment. No previous experience is necessary - just a writing implement and a desire to express oneself in something other than prose. A variety of authentic styles and famous poems will be discussed and emulated for practice. Open to students 11 years of age up to adults.
Instructor: Natalya de Foix
SUN 9:00-12:50
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*** A Parent needs to accompany students under the age of 7 ***
Beginning Latin Latin! Don't be intimidated by those who can rattle off impressive phrases..be one! :) Come and learn some basics of this language of the scholars. Surprise your parents and impress your teachers, not to mention the 'secret code' potential...hee hee.
Instructor: Garrett O'Doherty
SUN 9:00-10:50
Beginning Cartography Learn how to make your very own maps! A must for all would-be explorers and adventurers. It's not as hard as you might think and lots of fun. Try your hand at this interesting and quite period activity.
Instructor: Garrett O'Doherty
SUN 11:00-12:50
Beginning Heraldry and How to Build a Persona for Teens Types of personas most folk choose and a basic glimpse into researching names and that could lead into basic heraldry with the youth filling out a name and arms submission form, even if it's only a practice one. Then you could explain the steps involved in the process to get approval from the College of Heralds.
Instructor: Selene Colfox and Jared Alexandre Blaydeaux
SAT 11:00-12:50
Boffer Lists & Marshaling For Adults wishing to run Boffer activities. 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 2:00-3:50
Boffer Fighter Practice Young people up to 16 years old may put on loaner armor and receive sword-play training from adult fighters, including heavy weapons and rapier fighters. This is your chance to learn great moves used by the experts, then practice your new moves on other young fighters! Adult fighters are requested to come and coach the children.
Instructor: Lishka Cheglakova
SAT 4:00-5:50
Brewing for Kids Kids will be shown how to brew such wonderful creations as soda and non-alcoholic mead. They will also get to taste samples and bring something home with them to share. Class size limited to 10 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Tighearnan Cearrbhach O'Faolain
SAT 2:00-3:50
Making Boffer Weapons -- Great weapons Young people up to 16 years old (or any adults as well) will learn about the construction of a Boffer great weapons, and the safety requirements for the various weapons. Students will come away with a legal boffer weapon. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Timothy the Procrastinator
SAT 11:00-12:50
Making Boffer Weapons -- Standard Sword Young people up to 16 years old (or any adults as well) will learn about the construction of a Standard Boffer sword, and the safety requirements for the various weapons. Students will come away with a legal boffer weapon. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Iseabail nee Bhatar
SAT 9:00-10:50
Medieval Beasties Think you know all there is about medieval beasties? Go beyond the usual unicorns and dragons and see what the real Basilisk looked like (not the Harry Potter version) and other weird and wild creatures, too.
Instructor: Emma Wolvyne
SAT 11:00-12:50
Medieval Fare for Kids We will create a wonderful medieval snack from scratch, then enjoy our creation with a little feast of our own. We will make butter, fruit preserves, and lemonade. Class size limited to 20 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Siobhan na bhFeadh
SUN 11:00-12:50
Scribing for Children An introduction to medieval illumination for kids. Also, a short lecture on what calligraphy is and why they should learn it. They will be able to color in several designs from coloring books on the subject using washable markers. We're hoping to encourage budding scribes. Class size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Jens inn draumspaki, Thomas Brownwell & Typhainne d'Alixandre
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE
SUN 9:00-10:50
Serendipity Room I Games, music, books, and fun! Come join us and get your day off to a wonderful and relaxing start.
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 size limited to 15 students, please pre-register.
Instructor: Emma Wolvyne
SUN 9:00-10:50
Story Time: A Viking tells a Saga! For Viking big and small, come hear a saga of a crew of Viking Sailors on a journey of explorations and trade.
Instructor: Egil Thorsson of Drafn
SAT 4:00-4:50 (1 hr)
Viking Embroidery Use the same stitch used on the Mammen cloak to outline a Viking Dragon. Students will learn the simple split stitch to create a colorful pouch flap.
Instructor: Cynthia de Wickersham
SUN 2:00-3:50
Warp an Inkle Loom for Teens You have seen the grown-ups with their inkle-weaving looms. Now here is YOUR chance! It is not as complicated as it seems. No prior experience is neccessary. I will take you slowly step by step, to warp up an inkle loom and create a simple woven band. Soon you will be weaving belts, bracelets and favors for all your friends! Students (ages 13 and older is recommended_ must bring an empty inkle loom and shuttle weaving stick. Instructor will provide weaving cord and pattern sheets. Class limited to 10 students. Please pre-register.
Instructor: Bridget Lucia Mackenzie
SAT 9:00-10:50

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