Fall Collegium 2007  - Class Descriptions
DAY BEGIN END # of hrs TITLE INSTRUCTOR Long Description
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 15th Centruy Hats and Headdresses Magdelene van de Velde The 15th century produced fashions that were diverse, to say the least, and headgear war no exception.  Learn how to make a variety of hats, from modest to outlandish, to best complement your garb.  The class will consist of a pictorial survey, examples of reproductions made by the instructor, and tips on how to construct your own.  Some prior sewing experience would be helpful, but is not necessary.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 A&S Officer Forum Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia A general round-table to discuss goals, challenges, and accomplishments within the Kingdom arts and sciences.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 All about the Ministry of Youth Siobhan na bhFeadh If you are a current Minister of Youth, a deputy, or interested in figuring out what we do, this is the class for you.  We will go over all the rules, activity ideas, and resources available to be an effective Minister of Youth.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Alternative Collars in Men's Doublets in the 15th and 16th Centuries Æduin of Skye We will go over alternatives to the plain band collar for men's doublets focusing on inset collars used in Italian and English clothing.  Pictures of period artwork will be brought in to show examples.  Step by step construction methods will be shown with tips and tricks to make it easier.  Students should have some experience in constructing late period men's doublets.
Saturday 4:00 PM 4:50 PM 1 Archery For Children Suzanne de la Plaine This class is for children ages 6-10 who would like to learn  to shoot a bow and arrow. No experience is necessary; however, children with experience are also welcome. Real bows and arrows will be used and there will be one-on-one supervision.  Loaner equipment will be available.
Saturday 5:00 PM 5:50 PM 1 Archery For Older Youth & Teens Suzanne de la Plaine This class is for children ages 11-15 who would like to learn  to shoot a bow and arrow. No experience is necessary; however, youth with experience are also welcome. Real bows and arrows will be used.   Loaner equipment will be available.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Archery Form Analysis Robert Lantersmith Need to improve your form on the archery range?  This class will provide one on one instruction with some of the best archers in the Kingdom.  Learn the 12 steps of effective archery and have instructors watch your form for what you need to work on.  This is a great opportunity for those archers that are looking for a bit of instruction to improve their skills or are working on advancing in rank.  Archers should have a general understanding of form and be ready for constructive work with instructors to improve their form.  Students must be authorized in target archery.  Bring any archery equipment you have.  Loaner equipment will be available
Saturday 9:00 AM 12:50 PM 4 Armored Combat Marshalling 101 Caidan Marshallate Basic Training for Combat Field Workers – Recommended for Marshal’s in Training and Marshals. This class will cover SCA and Caid heavy weapons combat marshalling, both on the tourney field, and in war scenarios. Includes combat archery rules and conventions, marshalling techniques and Caid-legal equipment Any age may attend the class, but some positions require you be age 18+ in order to do the job.
Saturday 10:00 AM 10:50 AM 1 Armory - Simple and Basic Vivienne de Lampierre What about those neat designs you see on all those banners, shields and clothing?
During this class we will be discussing 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.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 As Real Men Fought Guillaume de la Belgique Based on a series of tournaments of the same name held yearly at Pennsic, this class will go beyond the traditional SCA-style combat to look at some historical examples of tournament and duel rules, and will give fighters an opportunity to try some different sets of fighting rules to bring a new level of authenticity to the field, as well as improving fighting skills by allowing fighters to focus on different "victory conditions" on the field.  Attendees should be in armor and prepared to fight with sword and shield, as well as pole arms.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Autocrating Large Events Eilidh na Tire Dharigh 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 sub-autocrating one of the positions, come and see if we can make it appealing
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Basic Lampworking Courtney of the White Meadow Learn the basics of taking a glass rod, melting it using a gas torch, and wrapping the molten glass around a rod to make a bead.  Student should not wear loose fitting sleeves on there clothing do to the fire hazard.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Beaded Jewlery  Siobhan na BhFeadh Join us to learn a variety of techniques to make beaded jewelry and leave with your own necklace or bracelet. Must be 8 years or older.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Before you can Run Meala Caimbeul A class on the basics of body mechanics and movement.  Teaching beginning and intermediate fencers how body positioning, weight distribution, footwork and bladework can improve their SCA rapier combat.  Students will be moving, but not engaging in combat. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, but armor is not required.  Some exposure to SCA rapier combat will be helpful, but not required.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Beginning & Intermediate Archery Antoinette Rosaura dela Villaverde & Aeolwigg Aelfwiggsson Come one, come all! Do you only shoot in the yearly baronial tournament?  Have you not shot since high school or summer camp?  Have you never picked up a bow before?  This class is designed for you.  Come out and become a better archer by learning the steps the good archers go through with each shot.  Learn what good for is for you -- and how easy it really is.  Bring any archery equipment you have.  Loaner equipment will be available, bows, arrows, arm guards and finger tabs.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Beginning Promissory Illumination  Flavia Beatrice Carmignani Learn the beginning illuminations skills to be able to paint on prommissories.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Being a Territorial Herald Lachlan of Cromarty The territorial herald is responsible for three main duties within their group:  ceremony/field heraldry, book heraldry/submissions handling, and (as
with any officer) reporting/record-keeping.  This class will explore each of these duties and the kingdom and Society policies regarding each.  Also
discussion on delegation, confidentiality, client service and tips and tricks.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 BellyDance: Basics and Beyond Genevieve d' Orleans Never belly danced?  Been dancing for years?  Shimmed around a few campfires in the company of your friends - or just always wanted to?  Then this class is for you!  Learn the basics, learn advanced moves and combos, work with veils, practice your presentation technique, work muscles you didn't even know you had.  Wear comfortable garb you can move in, and bring a hip scarf or tassel/coin belt and a two-yard veil if possible.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Beyond Basic Meads: Metheglins and Melomels Ingilborg Sigmundardottir Mead is a beverage simple to make, and with the large variety of honeys available in Caid, provides much variety and interest on its own. However, in period alcoholic beverages were made with fruits and infused with spices. For the meadmaker whom wishes a greater brewing experience and a challenge, we will discuss the makings of Metheglins (spiced meads) and Melomels (fruit meads).  Students should be proficient at basic brewing skills.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Block Printing Fabric Celinda de Cordova Join us for a great time learning to block print your own fabric and leave with a finished project.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Building the Better Bard:  Owning the Song Belasset de Casal Drago This class/workshop will help the singer to find their own voice and style within a song.  The singer or instrumentalist will be given techniques that will aide them in taking a song from paper to their own unique performance.  This is a two hour class with workshop.  There will be a handout supported by lecture in the first half of the class.  The second half will be a workshop where students will be asked to perform a prepared piece and will be coached to help bring out the best performance of the piece.  Students can bring a prepared piece for performance, but it is not mandatory.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Caiden Cross Embroidery Bridget Lucia MacKenzie Create a reversible blackwork-style outline of a Caidan Cross.  This is not a cross stitch, but a counted running stitch on dyed Aida fabric.  Student will learn to thread a needle and do this simple embroidery, no prior experience necessary.  
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Castles Inside and Out Guy of Castle Kirk Caid's famous castle-building duke provides a look at the history and development of castle design and function, with a focus on the "hands on" side of the most famous architectural structures of the Middle Ages. Students will see several examples of historical castle design from the ancient and medieval worlds, and get Guy's insights on the challenges of building a castle in your own back yard.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Children at Play Siobhan na bhFeadh Join us for a great time discussing all the period children's games shown in Breugelli's painting “Children at Play” and then playing some of them
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Chirurgeon Basics Alana Buchanan Basics of being a (No Suggestions), what is required, how to fill out required paperwork, new information from society level
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Classical Persian Court Dance Faizeh al-Zarqa Learn basic dance of the medieval Persian Courts.  Wear comfortable clothes and flexible shoes, and bring water.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Commercial Pattern Review Angelina Nicollette de Beaumont The Big Three sewing pattern companies continue to release more historically-influenced costume patterns; Jo-Ann’s regularly discounts them. Are any worth buying? Are some better than others? How can they be changed to produce a more period effect? This class will review patterns currently available in the catalogues, identifying close period equivalents and comparing patterns for similar time periods. Updated class notes from the previous sessions will be available; the instructor will attempt to advise on any patterns the students bring to class.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Constable 101 Rowen Killian 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.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Cord Making Eilidh Swann Stralachlan Ever wonder how to use those braiding disks to make fancy cords? Seen a two-prong wooden thing for cord and wished you knew what to do with it? Been playing with braids and ready to do more with them? Just need something to play with when sitting in court? Then this class is for you! We'll look at Kumihimo braids (done on disks), Lucet braid (done on 2-prong lucet tools), 3-strand braids, 4-strand braids (like Viking whip-cord, or those cool 2-color trims on Viking outfits), and even just plying techniques (twisting) to make great drawstrings, medallion cords, trim, gifts, and anything else you can thing of! Some supplies will be provided, if you have a lucet please bring it (or borrow one). We'll show you some easy ways to make bobbins and place-holders for setting down braids half-way done.  
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Courtesan to Nun: Women's Roles in Music Cecilia Lightfoot A survey of women's participation in the musical life of Venice: musical activities in the ospedali (orphanage conservatories), women's participation in ridotti (salons), the composers Madalena Casulana and Barbara Strozzi, and the rise of the professional woman musician at the end of the 16th century.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Dance Gems from the Gresley Manuscript Giusseppe Francesco da Borgia Who knows what undiscovered gems still exist in the dusty libraries of Europe?  One day in the 1980’s, a music scholar spent his afternoon combing through a library in a suburb of London where he found a handwritten journal (subsequently dated to approximately 1500).  Among other things, the journal contained the music and choreography to several dances, making this the oldest extant example of true “English” dance.  This class will focus on teaching several dances from the Gresley manuscript.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Design on a Tuppence, How to Decorate Your Encampment Frugally, But Tastefully Amina Sheranna de Talavera, Morven of Carrick, Jamcha DeLamare We will cover the construction of Faux Silk Banners, how to make and decorate enclosure Walls for your encampment at War, Pole construction for the banners, how to dress up a non-period tent, where to shop for period looking item to dress up your non-period tent and much, much more.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Development and Construction of the French Hood Mary Taran of Glastonbury & Ciorstan MacAmhlaidh An overview of the development of the French Hood throughout the 16th century.  Class will cover a variety of construction theories.  Examples of a number of styles will be shown.  
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Dramatic Bard Caitlin Christiana Wintour The dramatic bard - whether a singer, storyteller, or actor - uses phrasing, expression, and movement to engage the audience and pull them into the heart of your performance.  No matter what type or experience level of bard you are, you can learn the drama skills that will improve any performance by building a compelling connection with your listeners.  This is a hands-on (and voice-on!) class.   
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Early Make-up Johanna von Nurnberg This class will discuss the composition and application of makeup from ancient times through the Renaissance with (if the instructor finds all the ingredients) some hands-on application of make-up to see how it actually looks when worn.  Also, it is possible that the application process may get messy, please consider the clothing you wear to this class.  WARNING: there may be some nut products (i.e. almond oil etc.) involved so you have severe allergies to nuts, this may not be the class for you.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Exchequer 101 Rowen Killian This class is for Exchequers and people thinking of becoming one. Learn the duties before, during and after events, and the paperwork required.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Fiber Spin-In Workshop Bridget Lucia MacKenzie Bring your spinning wheel, drop spindle, loom or other fiber tools and get some work done on you spinning, weaving, or other fiber project.  Bring that new wool you found to show off, or interesting new book to share.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Field Guide To The Awards Of Caid  Elana Blakefenn 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.
Saturday 12:00 PM 12:50 PM 1 Field Heraldry Survival Mary Dedwydd This class is a quick overview to teach and/or reinforce basic breathing and speaking skills for the field and court herald. Students will learn about the physiological elements of speech, how they work together to create dynamic sound, and best practices for increasing volume without losing clarity or damaging vocal cords. Expect to spend a short amount of time in introductory lecture and discussion, followed by time putting new skills into practice. The goal is to walk out of the class with a better understanding of how to use your voice and make yourself heard on the field and at court.
Sunday 9:00 AM 3:50 PM 6 Fletch-In Caidan Acadamy of Archers Drop-in class, no pre-registration required.  Bring your archery projects and spend a day repairing arrows or just gaining knowledge from the Academy of Archers.  Some follow up to Saturdays classes may be possible.  Those archers wishing to re-authorize under the new handbook may do so throughout the day.  New archers may also authorize during this time.  The range will be open for practice shooting if a Range Marshal is present.  Equipment for arrow repair will be available for use.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Focus Fighting Techniques Philippe de Tournay In this session, students will focus on individual fighting styles and techniques under the watchful eye of Sir Phillipe and other members of the chivalry, who will provide specific tips and feedback to help improve your effectiveness on the field. All attendees will get one-on-one instructional time with several members of the chivalry. Attendees should be in armor and prepared to fight with their preferred tournament weapon. 
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 French Hood Practicum Mary Taran of Glastonbury & Ciorstan MacAmhlaidh Hands-on construction of the French Hood style of headdress from the 16th century.  Students should be able to complete the framework for one hood in time allowed.  Students should have taken Development of French Hood class or have experience with millinery techniques.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Gems Through Time Justina Marie of Burgundy A look at gems in period.  We'll talk about things that were worn and where they come from.  Also we will take a look at what the people in period thought about gems.  Many people believed some gems had healing properties, like red stones such as rubies and garnets would help ailments of the blood.  It was also believed that amethyst would help keep one from getting drunk.  Lastly a look at some famous gems from period.
Saturday 11:00 AM 3:50 PM 4 Gilding Workshop Tetchubah of Greenlak This workshop will cover various methods of achieve gilding in illuminated manuscripts.  We'll cover the new gilding sizes available, as well as period recipes.  This is a hands-on workshop and students will be able to compare various recipes, which ones work for them, which ones are easiest, and which ones achieve the best burnish.  Students should bring soft bristle paint brushes, Xacto knife or gilding knife.
Saturday 9:00 AM 5:50 PM 8 Heraldic Consultation Caidan College of Heralds 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.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Heraldic Decorations for Fiber Products Illuminada Eugenia de Guadalupe y Godoy   Your device has passed! Congratulations! Now what do you do with it? Come learn different ways to use and display your heraldry.
Saturday 11:00 AM 11:50 AM 1 Heraldic Persona Vivienne de Lampierre A discussion and demonstration of how to design your "Device" to express your persona and personality.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Heraldry 101 Marion Fitzthomas Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Pray attend as we learn the fine art of book heraldry.  Then use this knowledge to design and paint your own device on a shield you can take with you.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Historic Cookery Books David of Caithness Historic cookbooks. What's available out there and how your choice of which ones to use is affected by your experience level. Included are topics of: 1) Glossary and phrases (or What does that mean?) 2) Why is a book published 25 years ago not the great source book it once was considered to be? 3) Where to find/obtain these books?  4) Undaction vs. redaction. 5) An exercise. 6) Historic menus and menu planning (historic  vs. SCA "themed" banquets).
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 How to be a Chatelaine Marie Elaine de Womwell 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.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 How to make a needle Caine Dorcha This class will show how to make a needle out of wood, bone or metal.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 How to Write Combat Poetry Beorn of the Northern Sea Do you enjoy the Fighter Poems from each Crown List?  Would you like to immortalize your fighter friends in verse but don't know a double-elimination list from a thrusting tip?  The first portion of the class will be an overview of combat in the SCA and how it pertains to the written word.  The second portion of the class will take some poetic forms and stylistic conventions and combine them with martial endeavors of the tourney eric and war field.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Intermediate and Advanced Belly Dance Faizeh al-Zarqa Move beyond basic belly dance steps to include layering and performance.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring water; this is an aerobic class!  Must have basic belly dance skills mastered.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Intermediate I.33: Binding with Sword & Buckler Kolbrandr Kolsson Delve deeper into the complex and detailed techniques of the I.33 manuscript. 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.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Introduction To 15th Century Italian Renaissance Dance Rochl bas Gershom Sternenkiker Starting off with "Little Nothings" (Pettit Vriens), we will dance our way through "The Lover" (Amoroso), "The Ring" (Anello), and "Jealousy" (Gelosia).  No partners required, please come prepared to dance and have fun.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Introduction To 16th Century Italian Renaissance Dance Rochl bas Gershom Sternenkiker Starting off with the "Dance of Flowers" (Ballo del Fiore), we will dance our way through a processional that sounds like a poem (Villanella), and a swashbuckling piratanical dance that lets you show of your fencing moves (Gracca Amorosa).  No partners required, please come prepared to dance and have fun.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Intro to Bread Making for Children Colette du Montpelier Hey kids! Want to get your hands goopy? Come and learn the basics of bread making. We will begin by making soda bread from scratch and placing them into Dutch ovens to bake. While the bread is baking, we will learn how and what makes bread rise. Also, there will be a brief lesson on Dutch ovens and how they work.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Introduction to Cut & Thrust Rapier  Lot Ramirez This Class will cover the Rules and Calibration for the Cut & Thrust Rapier Authorization, as well as provide a few drills that will assist newcomers to the form in practicing techniques that include percussive cutting.  Attendees interested in contact drilling should bring standard rapier armor along with rigid collarbone protection (Collared gorget), and minimum padded elbows and a sword legal for Cut & Thrust Rapier.  Rigid protection for the back of the head will not be required under the auspices of classroom drills, though it is for any free sparring.  Students should have knowledge of standard rapier rules and practices
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Introduction to German Longsword Kolbrandr Kolsson The German Longsword techniques of Johannes Liechtenauer started a tradition that lasted over 200 years. In this class we will study Liechtenauer's techniques with an emphasis on footwork and balance. Class will include controlled drills, but no actual combat.  Sword construction instructions can be found in the Unarmored Combat Handbook at http://marshal.sca-caid.org/pubs/uc-handbook1.1-20070416.pdf.  Please bring an unarmored combat simulator, buckler (12" or smaller) and helmet if you have them.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Introduction to I.33: Sword & Buckler Kolbrandr Kolsson Based on the I.33 manual, this class focuses on the basics of footwork and  techniques of the sword and buckler combat. Class will include controlled drills, but no actual combat. Sword construction instructions can be found in the Unarmored Combat Handbook at http://marshal.sca-caid.org/pubs/uc-handbook1.1-20070416.pdf.  Please bring an unarmored combat simulator, buckler (12" or smaller) and helmet if you have them.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Introduction to Making Cordials & Liqueurs Donal O'Brien Learn how to make, bottle, and present various cordials and liqueurs.  This will be a discussion class only.  No tasting will be done.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Introduction to Rapier Melee Leonarda Delchiaro An introduction to the basic techniques and tactics of rapier melee.  Good for those who have some experience with fencing,  but are unfamiliar/uncomfortable/confused by melees.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 It’s A Mock Court Osanna de Fries New to the SCA or just new to attending 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
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Italian Renaissance Costuming for men Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia This class will focus in on 15th century Italian costuming for men, focusing in on terminology, history, and some basics of construction techniques
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Ladies Cotehardie - Practical and Period Johanna von Nurnberg The lady's four-panel cotehardie, practical and period. This class will be based on my experiences making four-panel cotehardies stressing a period look with practical application.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Learning the Uncial Hand Medb Renata This calligraphy class will provide a practical workshop on identifying the basic elements of the Uncial hand and practicing the letter forms.  This is a hands-on class so students should be prepared to put pen to paper and possibly get ink on their fingers.  Handouts will be provided to show the letter forms and general layout and balance of period documents created using this style of calligraphy.  Students should bring a calligraphy pen with medium or wide nib, ink, practice paper, portable board, pencil and note taking materials.  Some familiarity with using a calligraphy pen recommended. 
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Leather Arm Guards Maximillian D'Erembourg Learn to make an arm guard for use in archery and leave with a finished arm guard. 
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Make a pair of Spaulders Thorin O'Seaghdha We will briefly discuss the SCA version of shoulder armor as compared to historical examples. Students will be provided with the cut out metal parts.  They will learn how to form and assemble and finish them. 
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Making Period Looking Things Using Polymer Clay Jolie Delarue Students will learn some of the basics of working with polymer clay and how to use this medium to make period looking things, i.e., hairsticks, covering wooden boxes or metal tins, pens.  There will be a lab time in the class time following.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Market Basket Therese Griffin Learn to make your own basket to carry most of your SCA (and mundane) stuff.  This 2 hour Session will get you started and you can finish at your own pace.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Market Basket Part 2 Therese Griffin So you've started a basket and haven't finished it, or maybe that basket you made 5 years ago needs some fixing.  Bring it and we'll work on it together.   This 2 hour session will be for just work.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Marshals, Heralds, and Lists, What is Everyone Supposed To Be Doing? Cassandre Loustaunau, Lachlan of Cromarty, Kolfinna Kottr Running a tournament field is a team effort.  This class will go over the different roles of each of the offices involved (marshals, heralds and list) and how to make a tournament run smoother and everyone's life easier.  
Saturday 9:00 AM 12:50 PM 4 Metal Thread Embroidery--Attaching Gemstones Albra Katerine Marie Isabel Bautiste Students will learn 2 techniques for attaching gemstones to embroideries and garments.  Students should have previous embroidery experience and be 16 years old and up in age.
Saturday 9:00 AM 9:50 AM 1 Names - Begin at the Beginning Vivienne de Lampierre 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? Or maybe you're an old hand looking for an alternate name and persona.  This class will discuss the basics of naming practices in period and in the SCA. How to find and document your name.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Non-fighters Guide To SCA Combat Felinah Memo Hazara Khan-ad-Din 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.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Opus Anglicanum Embroidery Richinda Elizabeth Coffin The first half of the class will be a general overview/slide presentation of opus anglicanum from 900AD to 1400AD. Topics covered will include material, different styles, and history of the form.  Second half will be an opportunity to try the different stitches that compose this style of embroidery.  Students should be comfortable with couching gold thread and bring muslin or similar material on a frame (must be a frame;  a hoop will not do), scissors and other basic embroidery supplies
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Overview of Rapier Secondary Weapons Colwyn Stagghorn Don't know what the standard secondaries are? Have an unnatural fear of cloak? This class will be an overview of the basic Rapier secondaries, both defensive and offensive. What they are, how to use them and how to make your own (or where to purchase them) will be covered. Students should have some basic knowledge of Rapier fighting. We will be doing some simple drills if time permits so bring any secondaries you may have or can borrow. Some loaner gear will be available.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Overview of the Submission Process - From forms to registration. Lachlan of Cromarty, Su of the Silver Horn The heraldry meeting is over, but your submissions aren't quite ready to be forwarded to Laurel and the College of Arms for commentary (and eventual registration).  Find out about the process of reviewing and editing the information and what happens after the meeting.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Pattern Drafting through Draping Cassandra Zoe Paganal Hands on demonstration of drape patterning.  We will discuss how to look at a 2-D period source and then create the right shapes and silhouettes with your patterns.  We will also discuss how to work with various body shapes and sizes.  
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Pearl And Bead Knotting Justina Marie of Burgundy This is a hands on class for pearl and bead knotting.  I'll be teaching one technique only, which is the fastest way there is to knot pearls or beads.  This class will have something for everyone from the newbie just getting started to the experienced stringer that can use some tips on short cuts.  Materials will be supplied and your own projects will be welcome too.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Period Cosmetics Alexandra Kyncaide of Blackhorse Keep  We will be learning about the use of cosmetic adornment throughout the ages and we will make lip balm and skin freshener.  Students must be at least age 12 to attend.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Period Dramatic Sources:  More Than Shakespeare Frederic de Cherbourg This class will provide an overview of period drama with an eye towards finding performable period works.  Discussion of how venues, laws and religion shaped the theatre of multiple cultures and how we really got from Plautus to Shakespeare.  Discussion of what sources were used by period playwrights, themselves.  Particular emphasis will be placed on works in translation, some of the best authors you might not know and, time permitting, we will read through some sample scenes from various works.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Period Hair Lorissa du Griffin The way to complete that perfect outfit is to have the appropriate hair.  This class will present an overview of hair styles we use in the SCA.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Period Hair Tools Lorissa du Griffin  This class will provide an overview of adornments, tools and chemicals for period hair styles.  Bring pictures of any hair styles you have questions about.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Persona Development Discussion Marie Elaine de Womwell Types of personas most folk choose and where to go from there.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Polish Coats Kate Dogberry An overview of the three main styles of 15th and 16th Century Polish Coats – the Giermak, Delia and Zupan. The class will cover appropriate colors, fabrics and trims. We will also discuss adapting these coats as rapier armor. During the class, students will draft a pattern for a Giermak or Delia.  Students should bring tape measure, pattern paper, pencil, and scissors
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Polymer Clay Lab Jolie Delarue In this class, Students will have an opportunity to work on their projects or experiment making other things using polymer clay
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Power Fighting Guy of Castle Kirk Learn how to take charge of the fight with techniques to shut down your opponent's offense and overwhelm even the most solid defenses.  Attendees should be in armor and prepared to fight with their preferred tournament weapon.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Practical Range Marshalling Christina O'Cleary Range Marshals in Training will gain practical experience running a field.  The class will focus on logistics and what is necessary to become a Range Marshal.  RMITs will be introduced to the scripts and procedures for being a Range Marshal and a Territorial Captain.  RMITs will be given the opportunity to run a range, practice scripts and assist with the authorization of new archers.  RMITs will have the opportunity to discuss their goals with Senior Range Marshals and arrange for the completion of their checklist.  RMITs should have knowledge of the latest version of the Target Archery Handbook.  Students should be authorized in target archery for a minimum of one year.  Archery equipment, watch with a second hand, RMIT checklist if already in progress
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Rapier 101 Leonarda Delchiaro An introduction to SCA rapier combat including armor standards, basic guards, attacks, and competitive mindset.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Rapier Marshalling 101 Grainne ingen Lasrach  Basic introductory rapier marshalling class required for all marshals to get their warrants.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Rapier Marshalling 201 Grainne ingen Lasrach  For all currently warranted rapier marshals and Provost marshals. This class / round table discussion will go over the changes to the rules, provide an introduction to marshalling the new cut and thrust form. This class is *highly* recommended for all current Provosts.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Rapier Practicum Leonarda Delchiaro An opportunity for rapier fighters of all skill levels to get out and fight together, and exchange constructive fighting critiques.  Please come with your academic caps on, and an open mind.  The goal is to provide a forum to fight, learn, and teach those who we don't normally get contact with. 
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Rapier Scenarios 101 Oliver Dogberry Starting with the basic building blocks, including some tourney basics, we will discuss various factors such as war points, scaling for size, number of fighters, terrain limitations, & other requirements for scenarios. By adding fun & creativity, interesting tourneys & melee scenarios can be made by anyone.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Rectangular Garment Construction Ysabel d’Outremer Throughout history, various cultures employed similar cutting and sewing techniques to maximize the utility of precious woven material. We will examine different historical garment types from Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East and learn how to construct a tunic and coat using these techniques.  Some sewing experience recommended but not required. Basic knowledge of sewing techniques is assumed.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Rennaisance Vocal Ornamentation Elizaveta Arievna Lebedeva Vocal ornamentation was arguably the most controversial aspect of music in the renaissance.  Ranging from beautifully expressive to obscenely indulgent, period practice was as varied as are modern approaches to "authentic historical performance".  This class will present participants with an introduction to renaissance vocal ornamentation, according to the treatises and in practical application.  In addition to discussion and demonstration of some of the most common period embellishments, and approaches to ornamentation, the class will include a discussion of authenticity in early music, addressing both period sources and contemporary scholarship.  Topics may include the Vibrato Controversy, the use of modern instruments, and authentic performance vs. modern aesthetics.  Basic knowledge of music theory is recommended.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Scribes 101 - Caid Needs You Medb Renata This class will provide an overview of materials, tools, and techniques needed to create original scrolls for award certificates in Caid.  We'll cover the basic requirements of scroll production from accepting your first assignment, selecting a style and hand, layout, design, incorporating mandatory elements, choosing optional wording, to artistic embellishments and period shortcuts.  This is a lecture class with handouts and some show and tell. Students will be able to see the tools of the trade, and hear about some of the pros and cons of modern vs. period materials.  
Sunday 9:00 AM 3:50 PM 6 Scriptorium Caidan College of Scribes This is an open workshop for all the scribes of Caid.  Please come and work on your current scroll assignments or pitch in to help with the assembly-line production of original scrolls from basic layout, rough sketch of design elements, lining for text, and on to calligraphy and painting for the more advanced scribes. We will provide some practical instruction on getting started if you are new so come on by if you need help. We will have a number of reference books that can serve as inspiration for scroll design and period calligraphic hands.  This is a hands-on workshop so be prepared to put pen to paper and get your hands dirty. Please Note: We will not be painting promissories.  Students should bring a scribal kit: portable writing board, paper, T-square, ruler, pencil, calligraphy pen, nibs & ink.  
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Simple Leather Turnshoes Dante Lizza da Benevento From patterning to the finished product, this class will take you through the steps of creating your own unlasted leather turnshoes.  The class will cover a basic 14th C. shoe, but will cover how to make other shoes as well as ankle boots.  There will be a $10.00 materials fee to cover the cost of leather, sinew, needles, and duct tape.  Students should bring their own Sharpie marker, sock(s) to cut for patterning (the less stretchy the better) and a pair of pliers for stitching (trust me, you will want them).  Class is limited to ten people.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Simple Soups For The Beginning Cook Eva Filia Edenewyn Students will learn about ingredients used in basic soup recipe's of the middle ages and will be able to take home herbs and other items  with instructions on how to prepare a delicious soup at home.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Sinister Side of Fighting Ashraf al Mansur A class for beginning to mid-level left-handed fighters who want to improve their game with sword & shield, as well as for fighters who want to improve their skill against left-handed opponents.  We will discuss the fundamentals of left-handed fighting such as fighting styles, stances, shield types, footwork, sword balance, combinations and armor.  We will also discuss its advantages and disadvantages when matched against right-handed fighters as well as against other lefties. This is an out-of-armor class, but please bring your sword and shield.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Six Basic Embroidery Stitches Mouren Muir In this class I will teach 6 basic embroidery stitches of Running Stitch, Blanket Stitch, Back Stitch, Chain Stitch, Stem Stitch and Herringbone Stitch.  Using these stitch we will decorate and sew together a needle case.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Sneaky Side of Fighting Patrick O'Malley If simple blows and straightforward combinations aren't enough to win a fight, it's time to reach into the bag of tricks and pull out something sneaky. In this class, fighters will get a chance to learn and perfect feints, fakes, misdirections and trick shots with sword and shield that can be used in tournament and melee combat.  Attendees should be in armor and prepared to fight with their preferred tournament weapon.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Songwriting Workshop  Domhnall mac Pharlain & Beathog nic Dhonnchaidh We will share some of the techniques we use when writing original songs for the SCA.  Learn how to turn your ideas into song lyrics.  Take home an original song we will write together in class!
Saturday 2:00 PM 2:50 PM 1 Speed End Techniques Robert Lanternsmith, Paganus Grimlove, Ursul Vladislav Pravnuk Learn how to execute a speed end with efficiency and proper timing.  Students will be shown various successful techniques including back quiver, ankle quiver and kneeling.  Processes for practicing and adapting to the various techniques will be discusses along with how and why they work.  Students will get to work with the instructors to review their technique, receive advice and practice alternate techniques.  Students must be authorized in target archery.  Bring any archery equipment you have.  Loaner equipment will be available
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Sprang for Beginners Ewe Notte Mee I will be teaching the basics of the ancient fiber art "Sprang".  The class will consist of a short lecture on the history, background and uses of the fabric created, as well as the tools and materials one can use.  It will then be completed by hands-on experience in the weaving/twisting process.  The class will be making a small drawstring bag as a first piece.  I will demonstrate all steps of the process and have models available to look over. previous weaving/fiber knowledge is useful but NO experience necessary. 
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Stamping & Woodblock Printing on Fabric Johanna von Nurnberg This class will give suggestions of how to make your garb more interesting by the use of stamped and painted embellishments as well as discussing the use of these techniques in period.  Students may bring fabric samples if they want to test stamp/print pieces that they can take them away with them
Sunday 9:00 AM 3:50 PM 6 Stone Mold Carving Gerhart von Altenberg The students will learn how to plan, layout, carve, and pour a pewter badge.   The students should have a working mold by the end of the class period.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Style for Court Heraldry Catrin ferch Dafydd Where does the herald stand during court?  Next to, or behind and between the thrones? Is more than one herald needed at either end of the thrones?  What styles of historical courts are there and how were heralds used or not used? How do you get the court herald to be heard at the other end of court and not really annoy their Majesties (or Excellencies)? What's the well dressed herald to wear in court? Come join this class for answers to all of the above questions with practical application and demonstrations (heralds bring your tabards...and handouts will be given).
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Surviving Your First Year In The SCA Marie Elaine de Womwell 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.  
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Theater for The Children Eva Filia Edenewyn Kids will decorate simple puppets that they will be able to take home with them.  They will also help to create and then perform a story for the rest of the class to enjoy. Children should be old enough to cut safely with scissors.  They also must be able to sit still, listen and participate or a parent may attend with them.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Uber Beginning Knitting Part 2 Catherine the Just This class will start the student on the road to reading a basic pattern, starting a project of either a cap or a scarf and joining seams.  Students should bring Yarn of choice and a set of knitting needles size 9 - 11.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Understanding Contracts Eilidh na Tire Dharigh, Rowen Killian This class is for Seneschals and Exchequers to look for pitfalls and issues with todays contracts involving the SCA and sites.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Understanding Fabric for Costumes Cassandra Zoe Paganal This class is to discuss the different types of fabrics that are available in the universe, how you can tell them apart, each of their strengths and weaknesses, which are period and which are good period substitutes.  We will also cover some handling techniques and tricks that certain fabrics require.
Saturday 3:00 PM 3:50 PM 1 Unicorn Archery Challenge Range Marshals of Caid Archers will compete in the Inter Kingdom Unicorn Archery Challenge.  This is a challenge designed to improve the archers skill and grouping.  Scores will be submitted to the organizer of the competition.  The target is a castle window (a 4" wide cross).  Archers start at 10 yards and move progressively backwards when they have completed a distance.  A distance is complete when an archer has 10 arrows in the target at any given distance.  Students must be authorized in target archery.  Bring Archery equipment and a minimum of 10 matched arrows recommended.  Some loaner equipment will be available.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Venetian Costuming Cassandra Zoe Paganal For this class I will be discussing Venetian Costuming from the end of the 16th century in detail and what makes this period unique from the rest of Europe of the same time.  I will include both men's and women's clothing  in regards to fabric, patterning, construction, and ornamentation.  I will cover everything from the skin out including accessories, hair, and shoes.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Venetian Needlelace -- Reticello and Punto in Aria Eowyn Amberdrake Renaissance Venice was famed throughout Europe for its intricate needlelace. In the first hour and a half, we will use the buttonhole stitch to recreate a simple pattern from a Renaissance pattern book.  We will see how reticello evolved into Punto in Aria, learn how to read a Punto in Aria pattern, and begin to apply the skills learned earlier. The finishing is left as an exercise to the embroiderer. Please arrive with your linen already mounted on the hoop or bars, and ready to  begin.  Students should bring a 7" hoop or bars, 10" square of white or off-white linen (pref. 22 - 28 count); white or off-white perle cotton, size 12; tapestry needle.
Sunday 11:00 AM 3:50 PM 4 What do you do with a Dutch oven? Lasairfhiona nhe Chon Chonnacht & Colette du Montpelier Now that you have a Dutch oven or two, what can you do with them?  Come learn about the care and feeding of your pots, and some of the different cooking methods that can all be done with the same pot.  We will discuss baking, braising and stewing techniques.  There will be samples to share!
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 What Else Can I Do in the SCA? Osanna de Fries There is more to the SCA then costumes and fighting.  Learn what different options are available.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 What Have You Brewed Lately? - A Brewers Roundtable Donal O'Brien So, what have you been brewing lately? Let's talk about your latest batch of beer, mead, wine, cordial, liqueur, soda, syrup, sekanjabin or vinegar.  Come to this roundtable discussion ever If you have never brewed before.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Women’s Clothing in Renaissance Florence   Caterucia Bice da Ghiacetto This class will provide an overview of Florentine women’s dress in the 15th and 16th centuries.  We will identify and discuss trends in each century by reviewing portraits and pictures of extant garments.  We will also review sources for research.
Saturday 2:00 PM 5:50 PM 4 Woodworking 101 Duryn the Red An introduction to making items (small or large) from wood and similar materials. Topics include: Anatomy and Characteristics of wood; Tools and their usage; Joinery Styles and Techniques.  Both ancient and modern methods will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to use some tools and possibly make some small project, as time permits.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Youth Combat Practice Timothy the Procrastinator Young people up to 13 years old may put on loaner armor and receive sword training from adult fighters, in heavy weapons and rapier.  Youth ages 13 to 17 must bring their own armor.  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.