[COLLEGIUM CAIDIS SPRING 2006]

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Absolute Beginning Mead Making In this class we will discuss very basic brewing techniques with an emphasis on mead making. We will cover a short history, basic brewing techniques, types of yeasts, needed equipment, and some commonly encountered problems. There will be no sampling or tasting done at this class.
Instructor: Ingilborg Sigmundardottir
SAT 9:00-10:50
All-Day Informal "Meet & Beat" Fighter Practice We encourage Caid's warriors to support the Royal Army in Nordwache. Those who cannot attend the Treasure Chest War are welcome to bring armor and enjoy an informal day of fighting and share tips and techniques to improve fighting skills.
Instructor: Guillaume de la Belgique
SAT 9:00-5:50
All-Day Informal Unarmored Practice Session We encourage Caid's warriors to support the Royal Army in Nordwache. Those who cannot attend the Treasure Chest War are welcome to bring swords, shields and pells in order to share expertise through exercises in movement, defense, slow work or pell practice.
Instructor: Guillaume de la Belgique
SUN 9:00-3:50
Archers Forum An open forum of the archers of Caid led by the Regent of the Academy of Archers and Caidan Range Marshals. Topics include history of archery in Caid, range etiquette, and the future of archery.
Instructor: Culfre MacQuollister
SAT 9:00-10:50
Archery Events: Designing, Executing & Keeping Them On Time! This class will discuss the running of an archery tournament. We will discuss everything from designing novelties to basic necessities of an event steward.
Instructor: Christina O'Cleary
SUN 2:00-3:50
Archery Form Analysis Analysis of an archer's form and body mechanics using photography and class examples.
Instructor: Paganus Grimlove
SAT 11:00-12:50
Archery Range Marshalling This class covers all duties and responsibilities of a target archery Range Marshal. A test will be given at the end of the class, which is required to obtain a warrant as a range marshal. Students should bring a copy of the Caidan Archers' Handbook and any tackle they may wish to present as examples.
Instructor: Carolus von Eulenhorst
SAT 2:00-3:50
Asian Books Class will begin with an overview of books forms used in Asia during the SCA period. Students will make a side-sewn Chinese or Japanese-style book to take home. All materials needed to make the book will be provided. Class limited to 10, please pre-register.
Instructor: Luighseach nic Lochlainn
SAT 11:00-12:50
Auntie Samrah's Guide to Hospitality
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How to feed your friends and newcomers during an SCA tourney, including plate presentation and basic necessities.
Instructor: Tabitha Leah of Samarra
SAT 11:00-12:50
Autocrating Large Kingdom Events You raised your hand, didn't you? Now what? This class is intended to take some of the panic out of running large events. It will be a discussion class touching on as many of the issues as we can. If you would like to be in charge of an event, or try subautocrating one of the positions, come and see if we can make it appealing.
Instructor: Eilidh na Tire Dharigh
SAT 11:00-12:50
Basic Cheesmaking Students will make and consume soft cheese.
Instructor: Melisandra de Frayne
SAT 11:00-12:50
Basic Hand-Knotting Techniques for Jewelry This class will teach you the simple art of creating lovely, secure strands of beads/pearls that you can use to make necklaces, bracelets, anklets, etc. Materials will be provided; students provide nimble fingers and a penchant for bright, shiny objects (please be advised bracelets will be fastened with sterling silver findings). Class limited to 10, please pre-register.
Instructor: Kendryth filia Gerald
SUN 9:00-10:50
Basic Hand-sewing & Finishing Techniques Students will learn basic hand sewing and finishing techniques while making a simple linen coif. Class will cover running stitch, backstitch, whip stitch and Herringbone stitch. All materials will be provided. Bring small scissors (and a thimble if the student is comfortable using one). Class limited to 15, please pre-register.
Instructor: Su of the Silverhorn
SUN 2:00-3:50
Basic Hats & Headdresses Complete the look of your ensemble with the proper period head covering--it's easier than you think. This class will provide a survey of hats and headdresses suitable for everyday wear from a variety of places and eras, along with practical information on recreating them. No sewing or costuming experiences is needed.
Instructor: Magdalene van den Valde
SUN 9:00-10:50
Basic Pattern Drafting I Slopers, dart principles (moving darts and turning them into dart equivalents) and measurements. Bodice manipulations-Princess lines, yokes, basic collars and closures. Students should bring scissors, paper and masking tape as well as note taking materials. Students should be familiar with basic clothing construction and sewing principles. This is not a class for beginning sewers. Bring scissors, paper, masking tape, and note taking materials.
Instructor: Brianna Je Nell Aislynn of Blue Shadows
SAT 11:00-12:50
Basic Pattern Drafting II Adding and removing fullness, manipulating sleeves, skirts and pants. Students should bring scissors, paper and masking tape. Students should be familiar with basic clothing construction and sewing principles. This is not a class for beginning sewers. Basic Pattern Drafting I or pattern drafting skills recommended. Bring scissors, paper, masking tape, and note taking materials.
Instructor: Brianna Je Nell Aislynn of Blue Shadows
SAT 2:00-3:50
Beginning Belly Dance No experience necessary! Come with an open mind to learn the basics -- everything you need to shimmy around the fire circle with impunity next war! Bring a hip scarf to emphasize those fabulous curves and I'll teach you the rest.
Instructor: Genevieve d'Orleans
SAT 2:00-3:50
Beginning Middle Eastern Music Appreciation
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How to identify different types of Middle Eastern music. Learn the basic differences between Persian, Arabic, Armenian, Turkish and Greek styles of music by listening to music, rhythms and learning the sounds of different instruments. (Live demonstration of Oud, Cumbus, Saz, Dumbek, Riqq, Tar, and other instruments) A discography and rhythm sheet will be provided. Class size is limited to 30, please pre-register.
Instructor: Randwulf de la Terre d'Ete
SAT 9:00-10:50
Being an Arts & Sciences Officer This class is for Arts Officers and people thinking of becoming one. Learn from two of the best what to do, and how to have fun doing it!
Instructor: Thea Northernridge & Guiseppe da Borgia
SAT 2:00-3:50
Bronze Casting An introduction to casting bronze jewelry in sand. The class will include a demonstartion of casting from packing the sand frames to pouring bronze. Class limited to 12, please pre-register.
Instructor: Precious Lotus Blossom
SUN 9:00-12:50
Building A Better Bard:Performance Skills & Workshop The Skills class is to help performers create a better performance. The class also outlines the different elements of a performance and how to enhance those elements. Please have a prepared piece that will be performed and critiqued by the class. Workshop is open to all levels of musicians, singers, instrumentalists, storytellers, etc. Students should bring a pen/pencil for notes. A prepared piece for performance is suggested but is not mandatory. Students may attend this class without a prepared piece. Those students that do have a prepared piece will have the option to present during the workshop period.
Instructor: Belasset de Casal Drago
SAT 2:00-3:50
Building the Upper Class Lady's Elizabethan This lecture and demonstration class will show you how to design and create your upper class Elizabethan gown from the skin out. Students will leave with handouts and instructions on how to create their own Elizabethan gown.
Instructor: Caitlin Christiana Wintour
SAT 9:00-10:50
Caidan Circle of Bards -- Roundtable Discussion A roundtable discussion about issues of importance to the bardic community.
Instructor: Thomas Bordeaux
SAT 4:00-5:50
Capo Ferro's Measure & Tempo A practical class based on the utilization of time and distance in the art of rapier combat based on the teaching of Ridolfo Capo Ferro. This will be a Heavy Rapier (i.e. Schlager or equiv.). These are intermediate concepts; students should have a basic knowledge of rapier fighting. Class limited to 16, please pre-register.
Instructor: Lot Ramirez
SAT 11:00-12:50
Care & Maintenance of Your Archery Equipment The class will teach on-going care and treatment of archery equipment. Those wishing to tune their equipment are encouraged to bring it to the class. Students should bring bows and arrows.
Instructor: Robert Lanternsmith
SUN 11:00-12:50
Channeling Mischief: Grotesques and Drolleries This class will cover the different styles and examples of drolleries and grotesques used in period illumination. Hate the Pope? Got some anger to work out about the King? PO'd at your boyfriend? Here's how to cleverly insult him without him noticing. Some material may be considered inappropriate for children, so this class is rated PG-13.
Instructor: Tetchubah of Greenlake
SAT 2:00-3:50
Chatelaine Training 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
SUN 11:00-12:50
Children's Clothing This class will discuss what children wore in period and how to apply that to making garb for children in the SCA.
Instructor: Cassandre Loustaunau
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: Alana Buchanan
SUN 2:00-3:50
Condition, Maintenance, & Body Mechanics For all fighters, heavy and rapier, who want to improve their form and fight with techniques used by professional athletes. The class will focus on proper body mechanics for injury prevention, conditioning exercises, and personal maintenance techniques. Students should bring a sturdy wooden dowel or rattan stick about 48 inches long.
Instructor: Magdalene van den Velde
SAT 9:00-10:50
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: Felix Gideon
SAT 9:00-10:50
Dancing with Arbeau Thoinot Arbeau's Orchesographie is one of the more famous dance manuals in the history of our period including Bransles, Pavanes, and Galliards. Dancers can expect to learn the basics of court dance as done in England and France in the Middle Ages.
Instructor: Gaius Auklandus
SUN 11:00-12:50
Demonstration of Repousse Repousse is the art of metallic surface decoration in hammered relief. A demonstration will be done in aluminum for its workability.
Instructor: Ugo Dracul
SAT 9:00-12:50
Desserts from Around the Medieval World Have a sweet tooth or just get the munchies in the middle of the afternoon, come and try a little taste of sweets from around the medieval world. Sample of desserts and a few recipes will be provided.
Instructor: Lady Catherine the Just
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE
SAT 2:00-3:50
Developing Your Persona Types of personas most folk choose and where to go from there.
Instructor: Marie de Womwell
SAT 2:00-3:50
Draping Indian Clothing
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Instructor: Bhairavi
SUN 11:00-12:50
Drummers & Dancers Drumspeak/Intro to Doumbek Learn the basic drumming rhythms (Beladi, Ayoub, etc.). Learn the drumming rhythms and sound quality in the Djumbe vs. the Doumbek. Dancers: Learn to recognize and cue the lead drummer in any drum circle, come in dance gear and be ready for a freestyle drum circle at the end of class. Email instructor at if drum is needed.
Instructor: Finieous Balzac
SAT 11:00-12:50
Early Period & Unlasted Shoemaking
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Before the Carolingian period, very few shoes were made on lasts. In later periods, the same was true of homemade unlasted shoes (often called gillies). This class will cover a bit of shoe history, a dozen patterns for unlasted shoes, and teach the stitching you'll need to make them. Materials will be provided.
Instructor: Todde mac Donnell
SAT 11:00-12:50
Easy Tunes from Period This class is for people, who would like to learn some relatively easy tunes from period songs to filk, play around on an instrument with, sing along, or just amuse you with. This class is open to singers and instrumentalists, and you do not have to know how to read music to participate.
Instructor: Finella Harper
SUN 9:00-10:50
Elizabethan Commonplaces
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(Oops! Duplicate from last session!)
Instructor: Máirghrèad-Rós FitzGarret of Desmond, Giles Hill of Sweetwater
SUN 11:00-12:50
Embroidered Turkish Slipper Tops Students will use metal thread embroidery stitches to produce the tops for a pair of Turkish style slippers working with metal threads, cords, spangles, and seed pearls on velvet and turn them into actual slippers. Kits will be provided. Students need to have a basic knowledge of embroidery -- in particular, satin stitch, and simple couching. Students need to bring a large sized -- at least 14 inch diameter -- embroidery hoop, as well as scissors dedicated for cutting metal threads, and note taking materials. Class size is limited to 15, please pre-register.
Instructor: Albra Katerine Marie Isabel Bautiste
SAT 2:00-5:50
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: Richenda Coffin
SUN 9:00-10:50
Exploring Period Pigments Learn how to mull and mix natural dye extracts and earth oxides with various binders to create period pigments. We will work with ancient colors such as indigo, lac, ochres and crushed gemstones, mixing them with egg white and yolk, milk, glues and gums. We will not be working with dangerous poisons. Materials will be provided. Students should bring their favorite brushes, palette, and scribal tools. Class limited to 15, please pre-register.
Instructor: Flavia Beatrice Carmignani
SAT 9:00-12:50
Extract Brewing Demo This is a brewing session using an extract recipe similar to the ones discussed in the introductory class. If a student wishes to bring a kit and brew, please contact me before hand, or at Saturday's class. Teacher will provide brewing gear as required to make the batch.
Instructor: Tomaso da Barbiano
SUN 9:00-12:50
Field Guide to Awards and Ranks in the SCA Ever wondered why all those people are being called up in court and what that award is all about? Why does that person have all those medallions? This class will go through the majority of awards presented in Caid, why they are presented, and how to recognize them.
Instructor: Elana Blakefen
SAT 11:00-12:50
Gambesons, A To Z Gambesons A to Z, sort of an overview of different types of padding and solutions from sweat shirts to moving blankets to fitted period designs. Lecture, discussion and pattern examples. Discussion of materials, machines and needs of most fighters. Appropriate for beginning through advanced sewers.
Instructor: Gareth Nicodemos Somerset
SAT 11:00-12:50
German Longsword 101 In this class we will study the basics of Liechtenauer's techniques with an emphasis on footwork and balance. Please bring an unarmored combat longsword simulator and helmet if you have them.
Instructor: Thorfinnr Bjarnason
SUN 9:00-10:50
German Longsword 201 Building on the lessons learned in German Longsword 101 we will focus on using timing and distance to control the initiative in a fight. Please bring an unarmored combat longsword simulator and helmet if you have them.
Instructor: Thorfinnr Bjarnason
SUN 11:00-12:50
German Male Clothing -- 1530-1550 A survey of German male clothing from 1530-1550. We will discuss different styles of dress and accessories pertinent to a German male persona circa 1530-1550 with an emphasis placed on the German war skirt (wappenrock).
Instructor: Adelheit Schwarzenkatze
SAT 9:00-10:50
Getting Started in Historical Cooking So you want to cook food to go along with your persona? This class will help you get started! We will discuss which books are good and which are not. There will be examples of historical ingredients that are not so common in modern cookery and possibly samples of historical cuisine.
Instructor: Renata Kestyl of Highwynds
SAT 9:00-10:50
Half-Swording Techniques This class will explore the technique of half-swording as seen in 14th and 15th century period fighting manuals, including Talhoffer and Wallerstein. The class will include a review of new Caidan rules for half-swording. Students should bring a long sword (two handed) or great sword.
Instructor: Thorfinnr Bjarnason
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE
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: Caidan College of Heralds
SAT 9:00-5:50
Heraldic Design & Applique Techniques We will discuss how the use of heraldic display on clothing came about, the types of garments used for heraldic display, and who wore these garments. We will also discuss various techniques used in the applique process. This class is suitable for those with intermediate sewing skills.
Instructor: Ceridwen Killian
SUN 11:00-12:50
Heraldic Drawing This class teaches about drawing heraldic devices: placement, size, all that's needed to make your armory pleasing to the eye. The most common charges will be covered, as well as general tips for period style. Specific questions invited at the end of class.
Instructor: Bruce Draconarius
SAT 2:00-3:50
Heraldry in the SCA This class will discuss how heraldry is used in the SCA and look at the arms of groups with in Caid, and Kingdoms of the Knowne World.
Instructor: Balthazar van der Brugghe & Gaius Marcellus Liberius Auklandus
SAT 4:00-5:50
How Our Personas Got Their Act Together & Went On The Road! In 1988, 23 SCA folk performed in British castles & stately homes contributing to 'raising the bar' on period reenactment. The founder and some members of "Past Times With Good Company" share adventures, techniques & lessons learned along the way, and how to research & develop personas well enough to stay in character all day long.
Instructor: Aurelia of Ashton
SUN 2:00-3:50
How to Look Like You Stepped Out of a Portrait Have you ever wonder how some costumers look like they just stepped out of a portrait? This class will cover how to analyze portraits; research, document and plan your outfit; choose the right accessories; and add finishing touches.
Instructor: Adelheit Schwarzenkatze & Donna Caterucia Bice da Ghiacceto
SAT 4:00-5:50
Intermediate I.33: Binding with Sword & Buckler This class focuses on the intermediate techniques of binding and how binding changes the flow and tone of combat. Please bring an unarmored combat simulator, buckler (12" or smaller) and helmet if you have them.
Instructor: Kolbrandr Kolsson
SAT 11:00-12:50
Intermediate Mead Making In this class we will discuss more advanced brewing techniques with an emphasis on the making of meads. Acid balancing, legal issues, various additives, the uses of spices, herbs and fruits in mead making, aging and oaking, and clarifying, and bottling. There will not be any tasting at this class. Students must have knowledge of basic brewing. No basic material will be taught.
Instructor: Ingilborg Sigmundardottir
SAT 4:00-5:50
Intermediate Tablet Weaving Learn the basics of warp-twining, tubular weaving, and double faced 3/1 broken twill. Students must know tablet weaving and warping, and know the "speed warp" technique. Students must have an inkle loom warped with 25 cards in a single color (~60" is fine). Also bring EITHER: [Recommended] 4 balls of yarn, 2 each of contrasting colors AND 25 additional cards OR be prepared to cut first warp off of loom. Class limited to 15, please pre-register.
Instructor: Una Orcadiana
SUN 9:00-12:50
Intermediate Tribal Combinations
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Instructor: Eabha inghean Domhnaill
SAT 4:00-5:50
Intoduction to Heraldry You've seen all those banners but don't know where to start. Well, here is the place. This is a beginner's class in heraldry, discussing the SCA rules for coats of arms (devices) and how to register your chosen device.
Instructor: Vivienne de Lampiere
SAT 9:00-10:50
Introduction to Brewing Beer This is an introduction to beer brewing geared toward the student who has never brewed before, with some intermediate level information. We'll cover the brewing process, with emphasis on extract recipes. Equipment, recipes, and techniques will be covered.
Instructor: Tomaso da Barbiano
SAT 2:00-3:50
Introduction to Chip Carving A lecture/demonstration exploring the history, techniques and designs for one of simplest forms of woodcarving. With very few tools and a little experience, nearly any wooden item can easily be decorated is period fashion. Students who wish a hands-on class should contact the instructor for a list of tools and materials to bring, as well as sources to get them. Class limited to 15, please pre-register.
Instructor: Hrodebert von dem Kampfenhase
SUN 11:00-12:50
Introduction to I.33: Sword & Buckler This class focuses on the basics of footwork and techniques of the sword and buckler combat. Please bring an unarmored combat simulator, buckler (12" or smaller) and helmet if you have them.
Instructor: Kolbrandr Kolsson
SAT 9:00-10:50
Introduction to Leather Working An introduction to leather craft. A lecture with examples of leatherwork to pass around. Class limited to 15, please pre-register.
Instructor: Ungust filius Antonii
SAT 2:00-3:50
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
SAT 11:00-12:50
Introduction to Music Theory This class is intended to illustrate how things are related and how they fit together with respect to musical notation and physics. Things to be covered include: Origin and construction of musical scales, intervals and how harmonies are created, how chords are created.
Instructor: Denenwulf
SUN 2:00-3:50
It's a Mock Court We will go through what you should expect at court. Who the essential people are "up there", what are they saying and why, when you get called to court. After this class you should be ready to attend court with confidence.
Instructor: Osanna de Fries
SAT 4:00-5:50
Knitting - Reading Patterns & Charts Have a knitting project in mind but feel like the pattern is written in another language? Bring your patterns & questions. A simple cable pattern and a simple lace pattern will be provided & explained. Students should bring straight needles size 6-10, yarn, patterns, & questions!
Instructor: Mariam Albarran
SAT 11:00-12:50
Making a Flemish Twist Bowstring Learn to make your own Flemish twist bowstrings! Students will be provided with all materials. Students should bring a bow that needs a string, a serving tool if you have one. Class limited to 10, please pre-register.
Instructor: Marion Fitz Thomas & Philip Quartermayne
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE
SUN 9:00-10:50
Many Styles of Blackwork This lecture class surveys the many styles of monochrome embroidery that have been called "blackwork." Some are counted thread techniques, some are surface embroidery. All were used in 16th century England, and many were also used in Spain, Germany, Italy, and Egypt to embellish clothing. Learn where to find patterns, and what to do with them.
Instructor: Eowyn Amberdrake
SUN 11:00-12:50
Marshalling 101 Basic Training for Combat Field Workers - Entry-level class for learning the basics Marshaling. Any age may attend the class, but some positions require you be age 18+ in order to do the job.
Instructor: Wulfric Thjostolfsson
SAT 2:00-3:50
Marshalling 201 THIS CLASS IS FOR EXPERIENCED MITs THAT ARE READY TO TAKE THE WARRANTING CLASS. -- Mandatory class for warrants. Class covers topics necessary for Warranted Marshals to know. There is field work requirement to accompany this class; time to be arranged with the instructor.
Instructor: Caidian Marshallate
SAT 9:00-10:50
Marshalling Roundtable A general roundtable discussion for any questions not covered in the Marshal's Handbook. Need to tell a fighter that his armor isn't quite up to snuff? Is Joe Newfighter not able to feel any blows through his new suit of Amour? These and many other interesting questions may be answered during the course of this discussion.
Instructor: Caidian Marshallate
SAT 4:00-5:50
Medieval Dagger, Italian Style The Medieval dagger has two uses: a tool of last resort or surprise attack. Drills include armored & unarmored applications. Students should bring Rattan-legal dagger, wooden/rubber roundel or similar suggested, fencing mask & gloves at a minimum please. Some simulators will be available for class use.
Instructor: Giacomo Cavalli
SAT 4:00-5:50
Mongol Hordes: a Historical overview This class is intended to be a general survey of the political, economic and culture of the Mongols as they expanded into Asia and the Middle East. The First part of the class will be lecture oriented and the rest is up to the class. Class limited to 15, please pre-register.
Instructor: Khalida al-Khansa'
SAT 2:00-3:50
Murder, Mayhem & Love -- Ballades to Break Your Heart A not so carefree walk though period and near period ballades focusing on the dastardly, dreadful, and deadly activities that so often comes with Love. Special attention will be paid to maidens in distress, and fairy princes with a penchant for royal daughters.
Instructor: Thomas Bordeaux
SAT 11:00-12:50
Music in Renaissance England This is an informal playing and singing session covering the highlights of English music in the Renaissance. All instrumentalists and singers are invited. You do not have to perform to attend the class. Sheet music will be provided and is available to take home for a nominal fee. There will be a handout about the composers. Bring instruments, voices, and music stands.
Instructor: Samuel Piper
SAT 9:00-10:50
Newcomers Guide to the LA Fabric District This class will give an overview for shopping in the LA Fabric District. Topics will include: Getting there; Where to Shop; Where to Eat; How to Bargain; and Preparing to Go. It will also provide a high-level description of natural fabrics and how to identify them.
Instructor: Caterucia Bice da Ghiacceto
SUN 9:00-10:50
Non-Fighter's Guide to SCA Fighting
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The purpose of this class is to explore the rules, customs and technical details behind all the crashing and bashing. Students will observe real fighters in order to better understand the construction armor, the mechanics of a "good" blow, and other details that will help non-fighters enjoy the many aspects of watching tournament combat.
Instructor: Felinah Memo Hazara Khan-ad-Din
SAT 11:00-12:50
Or Nue (Shaded Gold) Embroidery Students will learn about the Or Nue embroidery technique, it's history, uses, and see a brief demonstration of the technique. Basic knowledge of embroidery would be helpful.
Instructor: Melisande de Frayne
SAT 9:00-10:50
Origin, Evolution & Language of Tribal Style Bellydance This class will trace the history of belly dance as we know it today from its roots in ancient spiritual life in the Middle East, its adoption by the gypsies, to the Silk Road/Oriental influence and Egyptian Cabaret style. Learn the basic dance steps of Tribal Style belly dance and the look and flavor of "Tribal" works within the context of the SCA.
Instructor: Mandalyn Nicola
SAT 9:00-10:50
Pattern Drafting Lab Practice for techniques learned in Basic Pattern Drafting I & II. Examples and practice problems with scale slopers will be provided. Instructor will also consult on advanced patterning questions, time permitting. Bring scissors, paper, masking tape, note taking materials. This class is limited to only those students who also took one of the earlier drafting classes offered the same day.
Instructor: Brianna Je Nell Aislynn of Blue Shadows
SAT 4:00-5:50
Period Hair: 500-1600AD Construction of hairpieces, both synthetic and human for a variety of period styles. Hairpins and nets, and some synthetic hair will be provided. Students can bring anything they think will be useful. Class size is limited to 25, please pre-register.
Instructor: Lorissa du Griffin
SAT 2:00-3:50
Phoenix Players This is an advanced instrumental consort class for students who play an instrument, can read music, and would like to play with a group. Students should bring a music stand if they have one, and an instrument that plays well with a group (no bagpipes please).
Instructor: Finella Harper
SUN 11:00-12:50
Picking your SCA Name You've gotten hooked on this group, now you realize you need to decide who you are. This class will suggest avenues to deciding on your name. Suggestions on how to decide what name to use, and discussion of registration process.
Instructor: Illuminada Eugenia de Guadalupe y Godoy
SAT 11:00-12:50
Practical Ornamentation Turn that nice tunic or dress into a beautiful tunic or dress. We will specialize in low cost methods of attaining the look of high cost clothing. The emphasis will be on late period clothing (1350- 1600) but techniques can be applied to any time. Bringing clothing that you would like to spruce up.
Instructor: Eric Hawkwood
SUN 9:00-10:50
Rapier Marshalling Basic marshaling class covering rapier fight in Caid. This fulfills the marshaling prerequisite for rapier marshals.
Instructor: Andres Rodriguez
SAT 2:00-3:50
Refining your Dance Technique -- Measure, memory, manner, spirit, and use of space Explore the dance sequences and phrases underlying 15th & 16th century Italian Dance. Studying the kinetic subtleties of the dance form and the "awareness of audience" necessary for most court dances of the time period. Previous dance experience recommended. Bring comfortable shoes. Class limited to 12, please pre-register.
Instructor: Lizbeth Ravensholm
SUN 9:00-10:50
Refining your Dance Technique -- Put one foot four finger's breadth in front of the other This is an intermediate to advanced class for those students with prior knowledge of 15th & 16th c. European dance. Through step sequences and dance phrases students will work on making their footwork more precise and becoming more aware of their partners and non-dancing observers. Class limited to 12, please pre-register.
Instructor: Lizbeth Ravensholm
SAT 4:00-5:50
Scribal Tools & Toys Do you have a favorite scribal tool or toy that you think everyone should know about? Or, on the other hand, do you have a mystery gadget in your toolbox that you'd LOVE to know what it does? We'll help you figure out how to use your mystery gadget, if we can.
Instructor: Luighseach nic Lochlainn
SAT 9:00-10:50
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.
Instructor: Caidan College of Scribes
SUN 9:00-3:50
So you wanna be a scribe
CANCELLED
A lecture class designed for absolutely beginning scribes and those curious about the scribal arts. We will discuss the role of scribal arts in Caid, basic scribal elements and techniques, and a beginning supplies and equipment list.
Instructor: Mathea Volpella da Perusia
SAT 4:00-5:50
So You're A Champion, Now What? This class will include a history of the Queen's Championship and what is expected of a Champion at the Baronial and Kingdom level for all fighting forms.
Instructor: Paganus Grimlove
SAT 4:00-5:50
Spin-In Bring your spinning wheel, loom or other fiber tools and get some work done on your spinning, weaving, wool combing or carding, or other fiber project. Or, if you want to learn these skills in a fun and relaxed environment. If you have a specific fiber skill you want to learn, ask the instructor in advance and she will try to get a teacher there for you!
Instructor: Bridget Lucia MacKenzie
SUN 2:00-3:50
Spinning Silk This class will focus on learning to spin and use different forms and types of silk, with a brief historic overview. Come and play with bombyx, tussah, brick, top, hankies, caps, and waste. Bring all spinning tools, drop spindles welcome! Students should be intermediate to advanced spinners. Students MUST HAVE a spindle or a wheel (some implement of spinning) to take this class. Class limited to 12, please pre-register.
Instructor: Astridhr Selr Leifsdottir
SAT 2:00-5:50
Stitch-In Got an embroidery project languishing unloved and unfinished? Or maybe you'd just like to sit and stitch in a congenial and enabling atmosphere. Come and stitch with us at Collegium's first Stitch-In. Several instructors will be on hand to provide assistance. We'll also have books from our libraries for you to peruse.
Instructor: Astra Christiana Benedict
SUN 2:00-3:50
Style for Court Heraldry You've been to court and been impressed with the pageantry of great entrances with presentations, but are struggling with appropriately jazzing up your local group's entrances into court. Planned as a some-what-round-table for local heralds to get some good advice from a couple of old-school heraldic-theatre types.
Instructor: al-Haadi abd-al-Malik Husam ibn Khalid
SUN 9:00-10:50
Surcoats An overview of surcoats worn during the 14th century. This class will cover the use of surcoats by both men and women, on and off the battlefield. This class is suitable for all sewing levels.
Instructor: Ceridwen Killian
SUN 2:00-3:50
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: Marie de Womwell
SAT 9:00-10:50
Sword & (insert your favorite short/small secondary here) Our goal is to improve how we manage primary & secondary together toward the greatest effect. Bring whatever small secondary(ies) you wish to use -- I will switch between dagger & small buckler throughout the class. We will not be free fencing, but the drills do require giving & receiving blows -- please amour accordingly. Class size limited to 18 - please pre-register.
Instructor: Giacomo Cavalli
SAT 2:00-3:50
Techniques for the Left Handed Fencer Tourney and melee fighting techniques for fighter left-handed fighter.
Instructor: Ian Duncanson
SUN 11:00-12:50
Tourney 101 Introduction to tourneys, tourney mentality and the mind games behind fighting in a tourney (primarily geared towards beginning fencers, but anybody is welcome). If students have a sword and gloves, bring those please.
Instructor: Leonarda Delchiaro
SAT 4:00-5:50
Turkish Bath Class (for Ladies only) Come learn about the history of the Turkish bath, try out some period beauty treatments & sample some Turkish desserts.
Instructor: Nisaa Karahisari
SUN 2:00-3:50
Unit Tactics for Rapier Melees A discussion/demonstration class on how to structure and utilize different unit types for use on the rapier war field. It should be of interest to anyone who has an interest in leading and/or just becoming a better war fighter. We will be walking through situational engagements, please bring swords, various secondaries, and masks.
Instructor: Lot Ramirez
SUN 9:00-10:50
Unusual Heraldic Charges A discussion of unusual things used in period on coats of arms.
Instructor: Bruce Draconarius
INSTRUCTOR CHANGE
SUN 11:00-12:50
Viking Woven Wire & Roman Loop In Loop Chains The class will cover Viking wire weaving as well as classical Roman loop in loop chain jewelry construction. There will be a demonstration as well as hands on step-by-step instruction. The techniques can be used to create jewelry ranging from torques to delicate chains. Class size is limited to 25, please pre-register.
Instructor: Otuell Gowe
SAT 2:00-5:50
When the Hammer Meets the Material Learn how material responds when struck by a hammer, and see what effect the hammer has on the movement of the material being worked upon. This is a very basic class and is recommended for people with no experience in shaping with a hammer and anvil. Class limited to 10, please pre-register.
Instructor: Malcolm Alberic
SAT 4:00-5:50

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*** A Parent needs to accompany students under the age of 7 ***
Beginning Field Heraldry This class is those that would like to learn to do field heraldry. Teens and adults are welcome.
Instructor: Cormac Mor
SAT 4:00-5:50
Bored at Court This class will teach several very easy activities to keep hands and mouths busy during long courts including embroidery, cross stitching, kumihimo and sketching.
Instructor: Aline Lucas
SAT 2:00-3:50
Camelot 101 The stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have not only inspired us for centuries. This class will provide a basic overview of the legend, as well as a little of the history behind it. Students should bring pen/pencil, notebook, and crayons/colored pencils. Class is limited to 15, please pre-register.
Instructor: Arthur FitzRobert of Wiverneweald
SAT 2:00-3:50
Changes to Youth Combat This class will go over the changes from the Boffer Rules to the Youth Combat rules. Participants are encouraged to bring their armor and weapons for inspection. We will hear and offer suggestions on how to make the armor look less "modern".
Instructor: Timothy the Procrastinator
SUN 11:00-12:50
Period Games We will learn and play many period games as shown in the 1560 painting "Children at Play" by Pieter Brueghel.
Instructor: Siobhan na bhFeadh
SAT 9:00-10:50
Safety for Small Children
NAME CORRECTION
This class will teach safety to small children, how to find help at an event, how to stay close to the people that care for you, what to do in an emergency, etc. PLEASE NOTE SHORT CLASS TIME!
Instructor: Aline Lucas
SAT 4:00-4:50
Simple Baby Sling This class will teach how to tie a simple piece of cloth into several different styles of baby slings. This is a versatile accessory for any parent of a child 2 years and under.
Instructor: Aline Lucas
SAT 9:00-10:50
Stone Soup Stone Soup is a beginning cooking class, using ingredients from various sources around you. Students should bring feast gear (bowls and spoons). Class is limited to 15, please pre-register.
Instructor: Argantielin fiha Elfin
SAT 11:00-12:50
Tunic 101 for Teens Student will make a tunic that is ready to wear at the next event. Sewing experience required. Pre-registration suggested. Materials provided (Fabric, thread, needles, sewing machine, beads, etc). Student should bring 5 yards of trim. Class is limited to 5, please pre-register.
Instructor: Ælfwyn Wodende
SAT 11:00-12:50
Youth Combat Fighter practice Young people up to 13 years old may use loaner armor (ages 13 to 17 must bring their own) and receive training from adult heavy weapons and rapier fighters. Adult fighters are requested to attend. Fighter authorizations will be available.
Instructor: Timothy the Procrastinator
SUN 2:00-3:50
Youth Combat Marshaling Discussion for teens and adults interested in youth combat. Learn how to run youth combat and melees. Required class for youth combat marshals and youth marshals. Warranted youth combat marshals are encouraged to attend.
Instructor: Timothy the Procrastinator
SUN 9:00-10:50

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