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15th Century Hats & Headdresses Complete the look of your 15th century ensemble with the proper headcovering--it's easier than you think. This class will provide a survey of hats and headdresses suitable, along with practical information on recreating them. No sewing or costuming experiences is needed. Track
Textiles - Clothing 2
Instructor: Magdelene van de Velde
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
A Field Guide to the Awards of Caid 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. Track
SCA Interests
Instructor: Master Malcolm Alberic
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Adapting Garb for Rapier Fighters Rapier armor can be more then modern fencing jacket with a shirt over it. Learn how to take existing garb, or patterns you already have a use them for rapier legal armor. Track
Textiles - Clothing 2
Instructor: Cáelfind ben Uí Confraích
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Advanced Persian Costuming This class covers Safavid Persian and Ottoman Turkish costuming. I will discuss the different styles, the research upon which they are based, fabric choices and appropriate design motifs, pattern drafting, fabric layouts, and construction techniques. I will bring books and example garments based upon my research, and time permitting, we will draft patterns. Track
Textiles - Clothing 1
Instructor: Kelebek
(Ceara ingen ui Chellaig)
Saturday 2:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(4 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Archery Level 1 National Instructors Certification Course This class is designed to give Range Marshals, especially territorial Captains, a basis for instruction of new archers. It provides both lecture and hands on experience to basic archery instruction including training new archers and maintenance of program equipment. Completing this class will teach the participants to train new archers, giving them steps to improve form. It will also train the new instructors' to recognize and diagnose practical errors in form and equipment problems which cause inaccuracy in aiming. This class will lead to the National Instructors Certification upon successful completion of the final exam and payment of $20 for certification and materials from the national board. Students need to be Range Marshals or Range Marshals in Training. Track
Combat - Archery
Instructors: Antoinette Rosaura dela Villaverde & Aeolwigg Aelfwiggsson
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:50 PM
(8 Hours)
Max Students: 12
Attaching Gemstones in Metal Thread Embroidery Students would learn various techniques for securing gemstones with metal thread embroidery. Instructor would provide kits including various pearls, gemstones, gold bullion and assorted metal threads--which they would use to make little samplers---as well as materials to turn the sampler into a little needlebook. Students should bring scissors(for use with metal threads only), and a 6" to 8" embroidery hoop. They should also have some embroidery experience.
Students should have some embroidery experience.
Over age 16
Track
Textiles - Fiber 1
Instructor: Albra Katerine Marie Isabel Bautiste
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(4 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Bayeux Tapestry Embroidery Hands-on class teaching the stitches which were used to embroider the Bayeux Tapestry: Laid and couched stitch, stem and outline stitches. Linen fabric, needles and wool embroidery thread will be provided to practice stitches. Scissors will be available to borrow, but please bring your own hoop if you need one. Kits with designs from the Bayeux Tapestry (to work on during or after class) will be available. Students should bring an embroidery hoop (not required).
Track
Textiles - Fiber 2
Instructor: Genevieve du Vent Argent
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Beginning Bellydance This class will focus on cueing, transitions and combinations. Basic knowledge of tribal style bellydance required. Track
Perform - Dance
Instructor: Genevieve d' Orleans
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 15
Beginning Italian Dance Students will learn and do Italian dances of the 15th and 16th Centuries -- Petit Riens, Amoroso, Gelosia, Rostiboli, and Ballo del Fiore. Students should be comfortable with basic dance forms in the SCA. Track
Perform - Dance
Instructor: Niccolo Gianfigliazzi Genovese
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Beginning Persian Dance Class will include a brief discussion of the history of Persian dance and methods of reconstructing period dance movements, along with instruction in basic dance steps and a brief choreography. Track
Perform - Dance
Instructor: Ysabel d’Outremer
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Beginning Tassel Making Students will be provided a hand out with diagrams and instructions, and will practice creating tassels with different materials. Students should bring scissors, yarns of choice, embroidery floss of choice. Track
Textiles - Clothing 1
Instructor: Miryam æt West Seaxe
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Being a Territorial Seneschal Being a seneschal is not at hard as it looks, if you know how to do it. Come and find out what is involved in the job from running meetings to filling out paperwork. If you are a territorial seneschal or interested in being one, please attend. Track
SCA Officers
Instructor: Caidan Senechalate
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Beyond the Simplicity Pattern: Designing Clothing from Historical Sources Learn how to do research for your costumes. What is a primary and a secondary source and how do you find them. Learn how to find more and better information and how to translate that into a costume. Track
Textiles - Clothing 1
Instructor: Cassandra Zoe Paganel
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Brewers Round Table Do you like to brew? Have you ever wanted to get into brewing? Come spend a couple of hours talking about all facets of how to make beer, wine, mead, cordials and liqueurs, vinegars, sodas and more. Track
Brewing
Instructor: Donal O'Brien
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Bringing History to the Field An overview of conventions and alternative rule-sets that can be used to improve authenticity in SCA tournament fighting. Topics discussed will include: "To Be or Not To Be: Should fights end in 'death'?", "Armor does count! - Tournament rules that account for equipment variations" & "Getting Monty Python off the field - The validity of fighting from your knees." Track
Combat - Armored
Instructor: Guillaume de Belgique
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Building a Better Bard:
Performance Readiness
This class is to help performers create a better on stage performance by adding practice tools and self-evaluation tools to their practice method. The class also outlines the different elements of a performance and ways in which to enhance and improve those elements. Students will learn how to improve and be more effective in the way an audience receives and perceives their performance. The workshop will cover the entire performance from before walking onto the stage, the performance, the stage fright and taking the final bows. The class is open to all levels of performers, musicians, singers, instrumentalists, storytellers or any other performance based medium. A prepared piece for performance is suggested but is not mandatory Track
Perform - Bardic
Instructor: Belasset de Casal Drago
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
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. Track
SCA Officers
Instructor: Caidan Constabulary
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Corded & Reed Corsets Historically corsets were not made with spring steel. Learn what kinds of alternative materials you can and how stiff a reed corset really is. We will also talk about how to make a coreded bodice or corset. This is a lecture class, we will not be fitting corsets. Track
Textiles - Clothing 2
Instructor: Cassandre Loustaunau
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Costume Construction, Finishing and Ornamentation Learn how to make a strong well made garment. We will talk about how to handle and stabilize fabric. We will also talk about finished techniques and how to make your costume look like it is supposed to. Track
Textiles - Clothing 1
Instructor: Cassandra Zoe Paganel
Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Courtesan to Nun
Women's Roles in Music
A survey of women's participation in the musical life of Venice. Topics will include the musical activities in the ospedali (orphanage conservatories), women s participation in the ridotti (Venetial salons), the composers Madalena Casulana, Catarina Willaert and Barbara Strozzi, and the rise of the professional woman musician at the end of the 16th century. Musical examples will be performed by Serenissima. Track
Perform - Bardic
Instructor: Cecilia Lightfoot
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Defensive Secondaries in Rapier & How to Use Them Offensively There is more to working with a buckler then holding it out in front of you and more to using a cloak then swinging it around. Learn how to effectively use secondaries for both defence and offence.
Required: Rapier Armor, weapons & secondaries
Track
Combat - Rapier
Instructor: Eogan Ua Confraich
Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
English Country Dance Students will learn and do a variety of English Country Dances, such as Upon a Summer's Day, Gathering Pease Cods, Jenny Pluck Pears, Heartsease, Heralds In Love, Chestnut, Fine Companion, and Dargasson. This is an active class, be prepared to dance. Track
Perform - Dance
Instructor: Niccolo Gianfigliazzi Genovese
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Exchequer 101 This is a basic Exchequer class; covers reporting and basic exchequer duties. Come see Dame Richenda tussle with technology and experience her incredible Power Point Presentation! Learn everything you need to know to be an exchequer! Required for all exchequers, all others welcome. Track
SCA Officers
Instructor: Richenda Coffin
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Exchequer 201 Exchequer class for non-exchequers, or What Does This Mean, Anyway?? Designed for Seneschals and Landed Baronage, but all others welcome. Class will cover what information is in the exchequer report, how to find out what you want to know without getting lost in the details, and how to tell when things aren't going well. Track
SCA Officers
Instructor: Richenda Coffin
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Exploring Period Pigments Students will learn the basics of mixing prehistoric colors such as ochres, umbers, and other earth oxides, as well as extracts of indigo, lac, cochineal and other dyes. Learn how to pick up an egg yolk and why that is important. Grind tiny bits of natural dye extracts and earth oxides with binders such as egg yolk and gum Arabic to create rich medieval pigments as used in manuscript and scroll illuminations. Mix a palette of period pigments to obtain even more colors as might have been used in medieval times. Students will make a chart of period colors to see which binder works best with each color for future reference. Find out how to get flesh tones with earth oxides and art effects with metallic underpainting. We will not be working with dangerous poisons such as cerusse, litharge or minim, so any age can take this class. Each student will get handouts with information on how to repeat class results, plus some Aleppo gall nuts and an ink recipe to make at home. Period Pigment kits will be available for sale. Students should bring an apron, and something to tie hair back with. Bring favorite brushes, mixing palette, and scribal tools, but it is not necessary to rush out and buy stuff. Some brushes and other materials will be available on loan, but it s best if to bring your own if you have them. Brushes will not be harmed by earth oxides or dyes, and we will supply a good brush cleaner to use. Track
Scribal
Instructors: Flavia Beatrice Carmignani & Agatha of Tintagel
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Fiber Spin-in Workshop Bring your spinning wheel, drop spinkle, loom or other fiber tools and get some work done on your fiber project. Bring that new wool you found to show off, or interesting new weaving book to share. Or, if you want to learn these skills in a fun and relaxed environment, join us and we can teach you how to spin or weave. Track
Textiles - Fiber 1
Instructor: Bridget Lucia MacKenzie
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Field Heraldry for All Ages Anyone - of any age - can learn to be a field herald! Students will learn the importance of warming up, proper voice projection technique, how to herald a tournament field, and how to deal with some of the most common tricky field heralding situations. This class is aimed at pre-teens and teenagers, but older people are welcome to audit as well. Track
Heraldic
Instructor: Marion Fitzthomas
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Fighting Basics:
Weapon and Shield
This class will provide an overview of elementary fighting techniques for tournament and war combat with sword and shield, including basic sword blows, and defensive techniques with heater and round shields. Fighters are encouraged to bring their own shields and one-handed weapon of preference. Track
Combat - Armored
Instructor: Balin of Tor
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 10
Fighting Etiquette on the Field An overview of the conventions and expectations of "polite behavior and martial courtesy" on the fighting field in tournament and war. Track
Combat - Armored
Instructor: Rhys Ravenscroft
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Fletch-In Bring out your archery gear that needs fixing, your new arrow shafts or just your desire to learn about arrow making! The Academy of Archers is hosting the first (of hopefully many) all day fletch-in! Some loaner equipment will be available for you to learn. Please bring any arrow making supplies you have and your own equipment that is in need of repair. We will have basics on hand, but it is recommended that those wishing to participate bring their own points, nocks, fletches, etc. since the Academy might not have the right size, weight, cut, color, etc. for your equipment.
Bring your equipment that needs repair.
Track
Combat
Instructor: Marion Fitzthomas
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Garb to Grow On Garb for children, design construction and sizing for kids that not only is period but can expand for growth. Including styles, period methods of construction and merchants for supplies. Students should bring a child's tee shirt, measurements, and paper grocery paper bags to make patterns. Track
Textiles - Clothing 2
Instructor: Cáelfind ben Uí Confraích
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Getting Started in Unarmored Combat Students will learn what gear they need, get a basic understanding of the rules, and will learn about the focus of Unarmored Combat in the SCA. Track
Combat - Unarmored
Instructor: Thorfinnr Bjarnason
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Gottingen Model Book Painting A basic sewing kit (scissors, pins, needle, thread), beading needle and beading thread, any materials desired to make a full-scale belt (2yds fabric or ribbon - 2.5-3" wide, 1inch trim for center, .25-.5" trim for sides, beads). Students should bring any art supplies the they prefer. Track
Scribal
Instructor: Aliskye MacKyven Raizel
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Gottingen Model Book Scroll Layout Learn how to design and layout an award of arms in the style of the Gottingen Model Book. Class will cover what elements are necessary for an Award of Arms scroll, basic tools needed, and order of attack. The class will cover the basic style and include a hands-on section on drawing acanthus leaves and designing a basic scroll. Students should bring any art supplies the they prefer. Track
Scribal
Instructor: Aliskye MacKyven Raizel
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Hand engraving Students will learn: What shapes of gravers to use for different applications, how to select and prepare them for use. How to maintain your gravers and keep them sharp. Methods of holding your work and holding your graver and different graving strokes. An overview of pictures of medieval engraved pieces and analysis of how they might have been done. If time permits, we will also discuss the use of gravers in stonesetting. Track
Metalwork
Instructor: Morgan Athenry
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
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. Track
Heraldic/Scribal
Instructor: Caidan College of Heralds
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:50 PM
(8 Hours)
Max Students: OPEN
Heraldic Display Pentathlon's Heraldic Display category judges not only workmanship of the medium (be it cloth, vellum or metal) but the accuracy and historical appropriateness of the heraldic display. The instructor will explain what is looked for in documentation, construction, and fidelity to the arms being displayed. Track
Heraldic
Instructor: Su of the Silver Horn
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Historical Development of the Spanish Language After a brief introduction to historical linguistic theory, the class will discuss how Spanish evolved from Vulgar Latin to its Medieval, Renaissance and ultimately present-day manifestation. Linguistic samples will be taken from the  cursing tablets , El Cid, the Cantigas de Santa Mara compiled by Alfonso  El Sabio X, and Juan de Alcega s tailoring manual, among others. The lecture will focus on linguistic change, utilizing rule-based phonology to trace the etymology of key words to illustrate major linguistic shifts in the language. By the end of class, students will be able to take a word in Vulgar Latin and explain how it developed to its modern form. Also, by identifying the linguistic changes from medieval to modern Spanish, modern Spanish-speaking students will be able to read medieval Spanish with increased fluidity and ease. Track
History
Instructor: Elisheva bat Israel
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
How to Develop Your Persona Types of personas most folk choose and where to go from there. Track
SCA Interests
Instructor: Marie de Womwell
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
How to Run a Lyst This class will cover all the basics of how to run a tournament list from signing people on the list to filling out your paperwork at the end of the day. Track
SCA Officers
Instructor: Jana Aoibeall
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
How to Run a Music
Swap & Shop
How many times have you wanted to have some songs and stories to sing at fires, and at events? This class is for bards, shower singers, fighters, crafters, and anybody who just wants to have fun learning songs and stories. A music swap and mini-workshop is similar to a bardic circle, but is designed to help people share and learn new stuff. This is a great way to meet folks, share favorites and have a good time! Even if you can t carry a tune in a bucket, you can have a good time in this class!
Please bring 20 copies of a song you want to share, and the tune!
Track
Perform - Bardic
Instructor: Thomas Whitehart
Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Intermediate I.33:
Binding with Sword & Buckler
Based on the I.33 manual, this class focuses on the intermediate techniques of binding and how binding changes the flow and tone of combat. Intro to I.33 or experience with the I.33 manual is recommended. Class will include controlled drills, but no actual combat. Sword construction instructions can be found in the Unarmored Combat Handbook at http://www.sca-caid.org/users/earlmarshal/pubs.html.
Please bring an unarmored combat simulator, buckler (12" or smaller) and helmet if you have them.
Track
Combat - Unarmored
Instructor: Kolbrandr Kolsson
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Introduction to All Grain Brewing Have you brewed a few batches and are ready to take it to the next level? Maybe you are new to brewing and want to jump in with both feet. Maybe you are ready to have the ultimate control of the beer you brew. This class will show you how easy it is to brew with all grain. We will cover equipment needed, and how to put together a very simple all grain system using 2 water coolers.
Should have brewed at least one batch of beer but it is not required
Track
Brewing
Instructor: Reinhardt Medebrueuer
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Introduction to Beaded Belts Class will provide an introduction on how to make a beaded belt. The instructor will provide sampler kits to get students started. All students should bring beading needles and beading thread, as well as a basic sewing kit (scissors, pins, needle, thread, measuring tape). If desired, students may want to consider bringing their own material for making a full scale belt, including: 2 yards of 2.5-3” wide background fabric or ribbon, 2 yards of 1” wide trim for center, 4 yards of .25-.5” wide trim for either side of center trim. Track
Textiles - Clothing 1
Instructor: Miryam æt West Seaxe
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Introduction to Beer Brewing This class will cover the basics of brewing a batch of beer using either dry or liquid malt extract. We will cover terms, history, and techniques. We will be putting together a batch of beer during the class if allowed. There will be a question and answer session during the last part of the class. Track
Brewing
Instructor: Reinhardt Medebrueuer
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Introduction to I.33:
Sword & Buckler
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://www.sca-caid.org/users/earlmarshal/pubs.html.
Please bring an unarmored combat simulator, buckler (12" or smaller) and helmet if you have them.
Track
Combat - Unarmored
Instructor: Kolbrandr Kolsson
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Introduction to Medieval
Paleography & Codicology
When historians look at a medieval document or manuscript, how do they know who wrote it, when it dates from and how it was used? Learn how books reveal all of this and more upon close observation of their writing, construction and other clues. Track
Scribal
Instructor: Ysabel d’Outremer
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Introduction to Mold Making
Modern Methods to produce period results
We will cover the basics of making an RTV silicone mold that will be suitable for casting wax, resin, or low temperature metals. Materials will be available for the student to take home. Students are encouraged to bring an item they wish to reproduce for discussion on the particular methods required for that item. Track
Metalwork
Instructor: Thorin O'Seaghdha
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(4 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Introduction to Names & Armory 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. Track
Heraldic
Instructor: Vivienne de Lamperiere
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 15
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 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 Track
SCA Interests
Instructor: Osanna de Fries
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Japanese Kumihimo Braiding or "What are they doing with those coffee can lids?" Kumihimo is a period Japanese braiding technique that's fun, easy, and produces hundreds of fabulous cord and trim patterns. If you liked lucet, you'll enjoy this! If you hated lucet, you'll love this! Students will make braid on a tabletop braiding stand, and on a handheld braider - and will take the stand and the braider home for continued Kumihimo braiding. Track
Textiles - Fiber 2
Instructor: Lynnette de Sandoval del
Valle de los Unicorios
Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(4 Hours)
Max Students: 25
King Arthur on King Arthur After portraying the famous King of the Britons in the musical “Camelot” in 2006, Duke Guillaume gives students a unique perspective of Arthurian legend and history from the stage. Scenes from the play will be used to illustrate the historical origins of King Arthur, the literary, social and political development of the lore of Camelot, the modern interpretation of Arthurian legend in literature and film, and some bizarre, hilarious and memorable stories from King Arthur’s dressing room. Track
History
Instructor: Balin of Tor
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Leatherwork 101:
Carving & Stamping
An introduction to the most common techniques for decorating leather, including pressed and cutwork, beveling and stamping, and pattern transfer techniques. The class will also include material on selecting and preparing leather, period tools & decorative styles, and a shopping list for beginning leathercraft. Track
Metalwork
Instructor: Todde mac Donnell
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Leatherwork 102:
Filagree, Pinking & Sewing
Each student will make a needle to suit their needs; naalbinding, sewing, tapestry, etc. The needles can be from either bone/antler, wood or metal. All materials will be provided. Track
Metalwork
Instructor: Todde mac Donnell
Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Let's make a needle Discussion, demonstration,& practice of punching patterns of holes (pinking) and cut-out (filagree) work in leather. These are historically common, and fast, impressive means of decorating any tannage of thin and medium leathers. We will also teach and practice 3 of the most common stitiches for leatherwork and shoemaking. Track
Metalwork
Instructor: Thorin O'Seaghdha
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Lunging in Opposition:
Perry and Attack in Just One Move!
A practical class teaching the student to make a strong defense and attack in a single move against an opponent. The class will focus on the use of angulation to keep the fencer's actions strong and safe throughout the attack and defense. The class will be working specifically on lunging, lunging against a static opponent, and counter lunging against an opponent that is lunging against you. Please bring rapier armor and weapons. Track
Combat - Rapier
Instructor: Marcos de Cruz
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Make a period chisel This is a four-hour class that will be split into two parts. In the first part, the student will forge a steel chisel blade, quench, temper, and sharpen it. In the second part, the student will turn a wooden handle for the chisel, and assemble the parts into a functioning chisel that they will then take home. Students should bring gloves, safety glasses, and closed-toe shoes. Track
Woodwork/Leatherwork
Instructors: Otuell Gowe & Erikr Mjoksiglandi
Saturday 2:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(4 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Managing a Feast Hall or Kitchen Feast Management. Everything to help organize and run the Kitchen and Hall at a Feast, without the cooking. Track
Brewing
Instructor: Cei Myghchaell Wellinton
Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Marozzo's Porto di Ferro The Porto di Ferro, or iron gate, is a form of guard seen throughout the spectrum of martial arts due to its natural position and application to offense and defense. In this class we will study actions relative to the guardia as seen in Marozzo's treatise. Some prior knowledge of cut and thrust weapons forms will be helpful. Students should bring an SCA-legal cut and thrust sword plus regular protective gear. Track
Combat - Unarmored
Instructor: Magdalene van den Velde
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Marshalling 101 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. Track
Combat - Marshalling
Instructor: Caidian Marshallate
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(4 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Marshalling Unarmored Combat Learn the rules on how to Marshall Unarmored Combat. Special focus will be made on armor and weapon inspection. Comparison and Contrast will be made to marshalling other combat forms. Track
Combat - Unarmored
Instructor: Thorfinnr Bjarnason
Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Matters of Honor In this class we will discuss some of the complex social and ethical deliberations laid out in Baldasar Castiglione’s work, The Book of the Courtier (1528), and how we can apply the ideals of honor and courtesy as espoused by the author to our own behavior on the field and in the society. This is a sitdown class, having a copy of the book, and possibly read it ahead of time is recommended. Track
Combat - Rapier
Instructor: Lot Ramirez
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Non-Fighter's Guide To SCA Fighting 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. Track
Combat - Marshalling
Instructor: Felinah Memo Hazara
Khan-ad-Din
Saturday 2:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(4 Hours)
Max Students: 25
On the Grantinge of Armes Come explore the texts of several period grants of arms to help understand Caidan scroll texts and find new, authentic alternatives to use. Learn period words for greetings, closings and dates. Heralds may learn more about the role of their period counterparts and how they styled themselves. Also good for the scribe who is looking for beautiful words to write with their beautiful letters. Presented by "Lachlan of Cromarty, alias Crescent principall Herauld of this Realme of Caid." Track
Heraldic
Instructor: Lachlan of Cromarty
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Patterning 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. This class is limited to only those students who also took one of the earlier drafting classes offered the same day. Track
Textiles - Clothing 2
Instructor: Brianna Je Nell Aislynn of Blue Shadows
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Patterning Theory for late 15th Century Northern European Clothing Overview of basic garment pieces in Flemish and Germanic late 15th C. Clothing, male and female. Analysis of probable evolution and cutting diagrams. May cover early 16th C. if there is time. Students should have basic sewing skills and some pattern drafting knowledge. Track
Textiles - Clothing 2
Instructor: Brianna Je Nell Aislynn of Blue Shadows
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Quick Meads Mead is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey. Learn how to make varieties of mead that are drinkable in 2 to 6 months. Track
Brewing
Instructor: Donal O'Brien
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Rapier 101 This is an introductory class for anyone starting, or interested in, SCA rapier combat. It will include an introduction to the rules, basics of armor, weapons, authorizing, and conventions of tournament combat. The class will conclude with an open Q&A. Track
Combat - Rapier
Instructor: Meala Caimbeul
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Rapier Marshalling 101 Basic introductory rapier marshalling class required for all marshals to get their warrants. Track
Combat - Rapier
Instructor: Grainne ingen Lasrach
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Rapier Marshalling 201 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. Track
Combat - Rapier
Instructor: Grainne ingen Lasrach
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Reading the Black Dots This is a basic music reader's class that will teach and aid the beginning or intermediate student in being able to identify and understand how to read music. This class is designed for ease of learning for beginners as well as those that have previously tried to read music. The goal of the class is to be able to identify and read music from a modern sheet of music. This will include notes, time signature, basic rhythm and key signature. Track
Perform - Bardic
Instructor: Belasset de Casal Drago
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Rectangular Garment Construction 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. Track
Textiles - Clothing 1
Instructor: Ysabel d’Outremer
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
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. Track
Heraldic/Scribal
Instructor: Caidan College of Scribes
Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:50 PM
(6 Hours)
Max Students: OPEN
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. Track
SCA Interests
Instructor: Marie de Womwell
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
The Bardic Circle:
The Basics of the Best
This class is intended for anyone who wishes to host or attend a Bardic Circle in Caid. We will examine bardic circle etiquette, how to choose material to perform, and compare different types of circles. We will offer hints for hosting successful circles and advise for offering entertaining contributions. We will compare bardic circles held in private homes with those organized at tourneys or around campfires at war. Bring your favorite song or short story and join us for a short circle during the last hour of class. Track
Perform - Bardic
Instructors: Domhnall mac Pharlain & Beathog nic Dhonnchaidh
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
The Magic of Storytelling Storytelling has changed the world, and helped create the SCA! Everyone has a story to tell, and storytelling has a lot of applications in the SCA (besides just being fun and entertaining). If you loved the myths and legends of yore, have an active imagination you want to share, or you just want to see what it's all about, join us! We will talk about types of storytelling, it's history, and share some tips and tricks for storytelling in the SCA. This class is energetic, and folks will get a chance to participate. Track
Perform - Bardic
Instructor: Thomas Whiteheart
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Thrown Weapons Roundtable -
Discussion of Thrown Weapons (Target) Handbook
Review and discussion of draft Handbook for Thrown Weapons for Caid. Comparison with other kingdom handbooks. Track
Combat - Unarmored
Instructor: Ryan of Rickford
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Thrusting for Heavy Weapons, Crossing to the Dark Side Use more then just the edge of your blade. Learn how to effectively use thrusting weapons and add to your repertoire of attacks. Emphasis on using rapier techniques to supplement thrusting in heavy weapons. We'll work on footwork, parries, angle shots and calibration issues. Track
Combat - Armored
Instructor: Eogan Ua Confraich
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Tips and Tricks for Better Brewing Brewers have lots of little tricks that help us make better beverages. We'll be discussing some of the things I've learned over the years. There will be something for brewers of all skill levels. Emphasis will be on beer brewing, but wine and mead will be included too. Track
Brewing
Instructor: Tomaso da Barbiano
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Tribal Hair:
Braids, Dreads and Cowrie Falls
CANCELLED
Learn how to create those hair falls that make your head a showpiece to complete your tribal dance or Middle Eastern costume! We'll cover four styles: synthetic hair braided falls, yarn dreadfalls, synthetic hair dreadfalls, and those beautiful cowrie shell falls and tassels. Watch a how-to demo, make your own samples in class (bring your own materials, listed below, for any or all styles you want to try), and receive a step-by-step handout to make each hairpiece style at home.

For braided falls or synthetic hair dreadfalls --Package(s) of long silky synthetic hair such as Tokoyalon Yaki Pony, available online or at beauty supply stores; hair dryer and fine-tooth comb (for synth hair dreadfalls); 1/8" ribbon and/or small ribbon craft rosettes (for braids only, optional).

For yarn dreadfalls --1-2 skeins of interesting yarn such as Colinette Point Five, available at yarn shops or online (best price, $11.50/skein plus shipping at http://stores.ebay.com/Cucumberpatch-UK).

For cowrie shell falls/tassels -- Cut-back white cowrie shells (typically 60-120 per fall), available at beading stores or online (best price, $4 for about 100 plus shipping at http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H203666NB); interesting yarn such as Colinette Point Five for fall 'tail'; 1-3 dozen wood/ceramic/metal beads with 3/16" center holes (optional).
Track
Perform - Dance
Instructor: Brangwyne de Vitré
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Tribal Veil and Combos This class will teach you moves and combos enough to confidently dance at any Middle Eastern gathering. (You'll get a combo description sheet that explains each combo in detail so you can drill on your own and stay sharp weeks and months after Collegium!) We'll also demystify the mystical veil and you'll learn how to make it an extension of your body. Wear Comfortable clothes in which you can bend, stretch, and twist and LIFT YOUR ARMS. Bring a veil (3 yards of sheer, floaty fabric),hip scarf/belt. Perform - Dance
Instructors: Genevieve d' Orleans
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Turkish & Persian
Hats/Headdresses
Class will cover a survey of different types of hats and headdresses seen in manuscripts between 15th and 16th century--with made up examples of versions of some of them available for scrutiny and discussion. Patterns will be available to copy --as well as muslin for students to do muslin mockups of the different styles. There will be a small handout - we will also review reproductions of various manuscript illuminations from that time frame. Track
Textiles - Fiber 2
Instructor: Albra Katerine Marie Isabel Bautiste
Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Uber Beginning Knitting This is a basic intro to knitting.(Continental) a brief history and hands on learning to cast on and off and a few basic stitches and basic pattern reading. Students should bring Wooden , bamboo, or acrylic knitting needles American size 9-11. Track
Textiles - Fiber 2
Instructor: Cate the Just
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
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. This class is aimed at helping unit and squad commanders build units, judge their abilities, and make the judgement calls on where and how to engage on the battle field. It should also be of interest to anyone who has an interest in leading and/or just becoming a better war fighter. Track
Combat - Rapier
Instructor: Lot Ramirez
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Varietal Honey Tasting This class is for both cooks and mead makers. We will sample a wide range of honeys and discuss their use in mead and food. Track
Brewing
Instructor: Tomaso da Barbiano
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Voice for Heralding This class is designed 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. Track
Heraldic
Instructor: Mary Dedwydd verch Gwallter
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Warp an Inkle Loom You have seen people with their inkle-weaving looms. Now here is YOUR chance! It is not as complicated as it seems. No prior experience is necessary. 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. Track
Textiles - Fiber 1
Instructor: Bridget Lucia MacKenzie
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Warriors and Warfare on the Silver Screen Students will become acquainted with warfare and warriors in film through the viewing and discussion of a sample of historical film/action films. They will identify and differentiate which scenes, props, costumes, and techniques are history or Hollywood and will leave with a list of recommended films resources for future viewing. Track
History
Instructor: Balin of Tor
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Weaving on a Warp Weighted Loom How was cloth made through much of history? You ll find out in this class. Students will have a chance to experience all phases of weaving on a warp weighted loom  weaving the header band, preparing the warp, and weaving. Some prior knowledge of weaving  inkle, card or harness loom  is helpful Track
Textiles - Fiber 1
Instructors: Astra Christiana Benedict, Astridr Selr Leifsdottir, Una Orcadiana
Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:50 PM
(6 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Webwright Roundtable This roundtable is for territorial webwrights and those interested in being a webwright. All are welcome to be part of the discussion. Track
SCA Officers
Instructor: Matheus Faelan Reyner
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
What Else Can I Do in the SCA There is more to the SCA then costumes and fighting. Learn what different options are available. Track
SCA Interests
Instructor: Osanna de Fries
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 10
Workouts For Fighters How do you improve your fighting skill with a trip to the gym? This class will provide tips on maximizing your SCA fighting skill through cardiovascular and weight-lifting workout techniques. Track
Combat - Armored
Instructors: Gamyl of Motrom & Guillaume de Belgique
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Writing for the SCA This class is intended to help unlock your creativity and enable you to contribute original poetry and songs for use in the SCA. Take the fear out of entering competitions that require original compositions! We will examine a few basic writing methods and uncover a wealth of sources of inspiration for new SCA pieces. We will help you find the words to add to your favorite period tunes, and help you put your own words to both original and period melodies. Track
Perform - Bardic
Instructors: Domhnall mac Pharlain & Beathog nic Dhonnchaidh
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25

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Scola Caidis

*** A Parent needs to accompany students under the age of 7 ***
Basic Field Behavior &
Heraldry for Youth Combat
This class will discuss honor and chivalry on the youth combat field from a kids point of view. We will go over what to expect and how to conduct yourself on the field. We will run through a mock tourney and learn who to bow to and when, how to be heard announcing names on the field and how to behave when you are the winner or loser. Track
Youth - Young
Instructors: Confri Mac Eogan & Eogan Ua Confraich
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Children's Beaded Jewelry Children will learn how to design and create beaded jewelry. Each child will leave with a completed necklace or bracelet. Instructors will provide all materials. Children can bring their own materials if they choose. Track
Youth - Young
Instructors: Miryam t West Seaxe & Morgan
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Children's Tassel Making
(Ages 8-12+)
Children will learn how to make tassels that they can take home with them. Instructors will provide all materials needed. Students should bring children's scissors. Track
Youth - Young
Instructors: Miryam t West Seaxe & Morgan
Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Courtly Behavior Impress your friends with your knowledge of courtly behavior. Learn about expected behavior at court and feasts, learn a few things to keep yourself from being bored, and enjoy practicing the new skills at a small feast. Track
Youth - Young
Instructor: Siobhan na bhFeadh
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
So my Youth wants to fight Learn what is involved in fighting in youth combat. We wil go over the rules inculding armor requirements, conduct and parent participation. Track
Youth - Young
Instructor: Lord Timothy the Procrastinator
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
True Thomas Presents True Thomas's story time. Come hear some entertaining and amusing stories. Track
Youth - Young
Instructor: Thomas Whiteheart
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Youth Fighter Practice 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. Track
Youth - Young
Instructor: Lord Timothy the Procrastinator
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Ask a Knight Ritter Brut von Koln and his Squire Goetz von Ravensburg will be answering questions on what it takes to be a Knight in the S.C.A and what is expected of Squires that serve Knights as well. Track
Youth - Older
Instructors: Brut von Koln &
Goetz von Ravensburg
Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Bead Knotting This will be a hands-on class for putting together and finishing pearl and bead items. Students will not need to bring anything to particapate in this class. (I can take a few parents If they are not attending something else at that time too!) Track
Youth - Older
Instructor: Justina Marie of Burgundy
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Beginning Chainmaille You will learn the basics of 4-1 European weave, which is used for armor and jewelry making. Bring two smooth needle nose pliers if you have them. Track
Youth - Older
Instructor: Blase di Angelo
Saunday 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Beginning Illumination The class will concentrate on proper colors to use, different book examples, and promissory scrolls for the crown. All supplies will be provided for the students Track
Youth - Older
Instructor: Elizabeth of Roxbury Mill
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Beginning Leather Armor Learn the basics of building your own Leather armour for Heavies and Youth Combat. The proper use of tools and what type of leather to use to achieve the best leather armour possible. In this class Students will assemble simple leather gorgets to use in youth combat. Students need to be at least 10yrs of age and or be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Track
Youth - Older
Instructors: Christgaen Von Koln & Gregor von Castle Pilgrim
Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Catapult Class Building functional Popsicle stick catapults. At the end there will be a small contest on whose catapult shoots skittles the farthest. A scroll will be provided. Track
Youth - Older
Instructor: Elizabeth of Roxbury Mill
Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25
Easy Tourney Foods for Teens So you ve graduated beyond Goldfish crackers and carrot sticks  NOW what do you take to tourneys? Learn what kinds of period foods (or modern representations) you can make without complicated preparations. There will also a brief discussion on food handling and safety. Impress your friends and family with new recipes! Track
Youth - Older
Instructor: Lasairfhiona nhe Chon Chonnacht
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
(2 Hours)
Max Students: 25

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