[COLLEGIUM CAIDIS Fall 2009]

Class Descriptions

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Last Modified July 4th, 2009

DAY BEGIN END # of hrs TITLE INSTRUCTOR Description
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Coaching Archery Paganus Grimlove Class will discuss ways to teach effectively and give an overview of different shooting styles, so that the coach will be able to more easily teach archers without overwhelming or alienating students. Students must be experienced archers (yeomen or above) who are presently or may end up teaching others to shoot.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Making Your Own Flemish Bowstring Thomas Blackkeep This class will teach the student to make a Flemish style bow sting for his/her won recurve or long bow by actually making one in class. All materials and equipment will be provided. Bring the bow you would like to make the string for.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Teaching Youth Archery Rekon tulema Kuresaare Whether you are a parent whose child has expressed an interest in archery, an archer who is considering taking on youth students, or a range marshal who would just like to be ready in case, there are special considerations in teaching archery to youth. This class will address developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, as well as the essential things a youth archer in the SCA will need to know to authorize and be safe and successful. Bring archery equipment if you have it. Students should have some archery experience (preferably authorized in target archery).
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Archery For Beginners Ursul Vladislavl' Pravnuk This class is designed to teach the new archer some of the basics of archery, and hopefully avoid many mistakes. We will cover the basics (safety, types of legal equipment, rules of the line and of course form basics) and different types of shooting competitions. Bring archery equipment if you have it, especially if you need a lighter bow or are left handed.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Making Self-Nocked Arrows Thomas Blackkeep This class is a demonstration on how to make self-nocked arrows using hand tools and every day materials to make the nock reinforcement. Time permitting, some students may be able to make a practice nock. We will NOT be making complete arrows.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Archery For Youth Paganus Grimlove & Rekon tulema Kuresaare This is an introductory class for youth archers ages 8 and up which covers all the basics of archery in the SCA needed to become authorized archers: safety, scoring, rules, and basic body and bow mechanics. At the end of the class, students will be given the opportunity to authorize in target archery. Parent or legal guardian must be present for the duration of the class. Bring archery equipment if you have it, there will be limited amounts of loaner gear.
Class maximum 10
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Range Marshal 301 Christina O'Cleary The primary duty of a Senior Range is to train new Range Marshal. This class will focus on teaching someone how to run an authorization, how to train their voice and what is needed for that final sign off. We will discuss methods and practices for authorizing new Range Marshals as well as other requirements for the position of Senior Range Marshal.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Archery Round Table Christina O'Cleary Led by the Minister of Archers and Senior Range Marshals, we will discuss the state of archery in Caid and upcoming changes to our handbook and procedures.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Introduction To diGrassi Grainne ingen Lasrach We will discuss the basics of the Art of Defense as written by Giacomo diGrassi in his rapier manual. We will cover diGrassi's theory, footwork, bladework, and application within the context of SCA rapier combat. This class will focus on the basics but experienced fighters are very welcome also. Bring gear if you have it but no experience is necessary.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Build-a-Buckler Workshop Avenel Kellough Students will construct an approximately 19" round buckler appropriate for rapier or unarmored combat. All materials will be provided by instructor. The students will attach a handle, edging and cloth covering. Buckler will be paint ready when completed. Other sizes or shapes are possible, with prior arrangement with the instructor.
Class maximum 6
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Courtly Art of Comportment Mora Ottavia Spadera This class is intended to create a space and time for you to think about your physical behaviors in the context of the SCA (bowing, kneeling, hand-kissing; salutes, deaths, etc. on the fighting field), and how they contribute to the ambiance of the game and the presentation of your persona. This is a practicum class. Optionally, please bring any props you would like to move more gracefully or effectively with (long skirts, swords, sword-belts, fans, etc.) We will use mirrors and feedback from others to help you improve, and discuss what was done in period and what is common to present SCA culture.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Italian Goulash Todd mac Donnell & Zhivana Igorevna An overview, syllabus, and run-through a lesson plan for teaching beginning rapier based on a mish-mash of Italian rapier masters, as taught to the newbies of Isles. We will follow this by a discussion of its strengths and weaknesses, and how to better teach period fundamentals to excitable newbies. Students should bring rapier gear and swords.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Defensive Secondaries Cassandre Loustaunau There is more to rapier fighting then just bladework. Come learn how to use defensive secondaries (buckler, baton, and cloak) effectively against different weapons forms. If there is time and interest we will practice the techniques.Come Students should bring rapier gear, swords and secondaries. Limited loaner equipment will be available.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Rapier 101 Caidian Marshalate This is an introduction to SCA rapier combat including armor standards, weapon; standards, basic guards, and attacks. For anyone interested in rapier or just wanting to brus up on the basics. There will be lecture and practical so bring rapier gear and swords if you have them.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Marshalling Basics Caid Marshalate An overview of the required rules and conventions for marshalling on the tournament or war field, as well as tips and techniques for keeping fighters, spectators (and yourself) safe while combat is taking place.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Lore of the List Field Ashraf al-Mansur In this class, students will review the preparations, customs and expectations of entering an SCA tournament. Fighters who are new to the "tourney circuit," or who find the process of entering the lists confusing or intimidating, will get an insider’s view of how to conduct yourself with grace and confidence, and how not to get "psyched out" before the fighting begins.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Calibration: From Wrist Flicks To Rhinos Patrick O’Malley Much attention is given in the SCA to "honorable acknowledgement" of blows, but quantifying the details of acknowledgement can be a murky process. How do you know when you’ve been hit with a good blow? How do you know when you should honestly call a blow light? What’s the mechanical difference between blows that are light, good and excessive? Come explore the process and criteria for calling a blow "good."
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Fighting Pointlessly: The Art of Blade Work Ashraf al-Mansur Give up your thrusting tip and improve your skill with sword and shield. Students will explore the skills and techniques necessary to swing a sword artfully, and win a fight without relying on a thrusting tip.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Thrown Weapons Marshalling Ryan of Rickford Review of the Caid Thrown Weapons Handbook regarding the steps to becoming a thrown weapons marshal. (This is a live steel target thrown weapons, not combat thrown weapons).
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Beginning Thrown Weapons Ryan of Rickford Want to throw sharp pointy things and see them stick in a target? This class will review the state of thrown weapons in Caid and go over how to authorize in this new activity (this is a live steel target thrown weapons, not combat thrown weapons).
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 What Am I Doing Wrong (Or Not)? - Individualized Advice and Instruction in SCA Combat Dante Lizza da Benevento An introduction class for armored combat fighters, whether they be lefty or righty, male or female, short or tall. The class will be tailored to those who attend, with topics ranging from how to get in armor, weapon and shield choices, beginning level shots and fighting (armor needed for full immersion, but having a sword and shield will be helpful), and Kolfinna’s patented wrap shot.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Coming Down the Pike: Spear Fighting Techniques Erenric of Devon The 9’ spear can be one of the most effective weapons in war or melee if used skillfully. Learn individual techniques for spear dueling in one-on-one and group situations. Class will be conducted in armor. Bring your 9’ spear; a small number of spears will be available to loan.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Combat Archery 101 Ingilborg Sigmundardottir A basic class for any fighter interested in becoming a combat archer. The class will cover the rules and requirements, armoring needs, types of equipment available, courtesy on the field, and basic strategies for effectiveness. Classroom and on-the-field instruction. Bring armor and a pair of heavy gloves, if you have them.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Combat Archery 201 Ingilborg Sigmundardottir Advanced techniques for fighters who have done some combat archery (though beginners are also welcome). We will cover equipment specifics, tactics, courtesy, and incorporation with shield-and-spear units.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Is Medieval Food Yucky? Renata Kestryl of Highwynds Veterans of past SCA feasts welcome! Come and relive some of the gastronomic SCA disasters of the past (bring your own stories, too!) and discuss why they happened. Learn why Medieval food really isn't yucky.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Medieval Style Mustard Illuminada Eugenia de Guadalupe y Godoy Mustard was a common condiment throughout the SCA period. Recipes from period sources will be discussed. Techniques used in period to make this pungent sauce will be reviewed. Students will take home a sample of medieval style mustard, which they have made themselves.
Class maximum of 20
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Spices Rare & Costly Renata Kestryl of Highwynds Spices were in great demand in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Come and find out why. We will discuss and examine some of the popular spices of the day, learn their history and make our own spice mixtures. Bring a mortar & pestles and/or electric spice grinder if you have one.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Bread Baking With A Cloche Oven Lasairfhiona ni Chon Chonnacht & Colette de Montpellier Want fresh baked bread at war, but don’t want to haul a ton of bricks and clay. Well you are in luck! There is an easy and inexpensive way to produce the same results using a bell shaped oven called a cloche. Learn the history of the oven and see how it was used in period.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 How To Feed Any Group Without Going Crazy Juliana Romfare of Leichestre This class will provide a blueprint for planning and executing all types of food provision from small canton or baronial events to feasts for 50+, regardless of experience. Topics to include how to know how much food, what needs to be done ahead, what help you need and what is useful to have , types of materials to have on hand; how to handle food allergies and preferences, budgets, paperwork, serving tips etc. Not a recipe course but some references to period requirements.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Basic Winemaking Timotheus Zacharia von Schloss Zwilling Lecture and discussion on "Basics of Winemaking" with Grape and Fruit. No pre-requisite although an understanding of Mead making is good.
Class minimum 2
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 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, so no tasting will be done.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Introduction To Beer Brewing Reinhardt Medebruer This class will cover how to brew an extract or mini mash style of beer. We will discuss sanitation, equipment, history, brewing terms, malt, hops, and adjuncts. We will be brewing a beer as part of this class, so the lessons will be taught outdoors. The finished product will be available to take home to the first 5 participants who bring their own 1 gallon container and airlock.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Beer, Beyond The Basics Reinhardt Medebruer This class will cover how to brew an all grain beer. We will discuss sanitation, equipment, history, brewing terms, malt, hops, adjuncts, water profiles, and period brewing techniques. We will be brewing a beer as part of this class, so the lessons will be taught outdoors. The finished product will be available to take home to the first 5 participants who bring their own 1 gallon container and airlock. This class is designed for the intermediate beer brewer, you should have as least one or two extract or mini mash beers under your belt.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Yes, Virginia, Brewing Can Be Non-alcoholic Vitasha Ivanova doch' A look at non-alcoholic "brewing". Discussion will include syrups, sekanjabins, vinegars, and soda as well as their uses and variations on each. There will be a tasting of syrups and sekanjabins. Bring a drinking vessel (preferably glass or ceramic), drinking water to cleanse palate between syrup samples or to dilute samples.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Varietals - A Brewers Friend Jeanne Marie Lacroix The Varietal core in the Brewers Guild covers a wide range of material: liqueurs, fortifieds, soda, vinegars, and miscellaneous. This core group allows a brewer the freedom to experiment with a number of techniques, in particular within the miscellaneous division. This class will look at definitions of each of these divisions and provide examples (period, near-period, and non-period) for each division.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Introduction To Making Mead Ingilborg Sigmundardottir If you have ever been interested in brewing your own mead, this class is for you. We will learn all about needed supplies, types of honey commonly available in Caid, basic brewing techniques, types of yeasts, basic recipes and commonly encountered problems, and some history about meads. No tastings, sorry
Sunday 11:00 AM 3:50 PM 4 Intermediate Mead Tomaso da Barbiano In this class we will go a bit beyond basic mead making, going in to the use of fruit, spices, and other flavor ingredients. We will talk about varietal honey and basic chemistry. This is a hands on class and we will be making a batch of mead. Student can take home a gallon of fermenting must. Bring your own gallon jug and airlock if possible. I will have some available if needed. Come at any time and stay as long as you wish to. Some knowledge of basic mead making is helpful but not required
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Heraldry 101 - Intro to Names & Devices Selene Colfox 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.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Court Heraldry Jared Alexandre Blaydeaux This class is for anyone interested in the fine art of court heraldry; whether preparing court, running court, or announcing a group for a presentation. Come and learn that there's more to pageantry than just pretty clothes and banners.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Grammar and Syntax of Blazon Cormac Mor This course will demonstrate the intricacies of blazon, the confusing mash-up of languages more commonly known in the SCA as "heraldspeak." Perfect for the aspiring new herald, the experienced herald wishing to brush up on syntax, or anyone with a love of language.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Voice Heraldry John ap Griffin We will go over the techniques for voice projection so you can be heard without harm to your larynx or throat. The format for the standard list shout will also be covered.
Sunday 11:00 AM 3:50 PM 4 Heraldic Consultation 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 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Making Ink from Oak Galls CANCELLED  
Saturday 9:00 AM 12:50 PM 4 Gilding Workshop Tetchubah of Greenlake  This workshop is a hands-on class to try out various gilding methods, both period and non-period. Find out the different methods available to them and how to use them. Also, techniques for using genuine gold leave, and fake gold leaf, are discussed. Some knowledge of gilding is useful, but not required. Students should bring Sable brushes of various sizes (between 000 and 2)
Class maximum 10
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Beyond Stick Figures - Drawing the Human Form Teleri of Gwynedd Do the people on your scrolls look well... not quite human? Are you tired of Celtic knotwork but reluctant to try anything that might require you to draw a person? Have no fear, and come to this class. We'll start with stick-figures (and you'll even learn to draw those too, if necessary!) and we'll progress up to rendering clothed humans in recognizable poses. We'll also take a look through examples of illuminated figures from various manuscripts to see how artistic conventions changed over time. Students should bring paper (copying paper is fine), pencil, and a good eraser (Artgum eraser suggested).
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Deciphering the Documentary Hand  Thomas Brownwell  This class will introduce the attendees to a late-period English hand used in the court of Richard III (1470's). The primary exemplar is a Grant of Land to one of R Rx's "loyal councilors".  First we will learn to recognize the letter shapes, then we will read through the Grant. If time allows, we will practice calligraphing the letter shapes. This is a hands-on class so all students will need to bring their own pen, ink and paper, and should be prepared to write and possibly get ink on their fingers.  Students should be able to use a calligraphy pen at a beginners level or higher.
Class maximum of 15
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Celtic Style Scroll Layout Aliskye Mackyven Raizel  This is a beginning scroll layout class with a focus on Celtic style illumination. Class will cover how to design a scroll using elements of interlace, zoomorphics, spirals and boundary boxes. This class is intended for beginners with an emphasis on getting over the fear of dealing with a blank page.
Class minimum 2, maximum 10
Sunday 11:00 AM 3:50 PM 4 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 at this Scriptorium. Bring what you need to work on scrolls and your scribal kit: portable writing board, paper, T-square, ruler, pencil, calligraphy pen, nibs & ink.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 History of The Spanish Military Orders of The Reconquista Dietrich von Vogelsang This course will study the Spanish Military Orders, their foundation, contributions to the Reconquista (the Reconquest of Spain from the Moors) from the 12th to 15th centuries, their heyday and failures, with special emphasis on the Orders of Calatrava, Alcantara, Montesa, and Santiago, among others. 
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 History of Horse Usage Arabella da Siena This class will look at how horses were used in every day life in the middle ages. Also explores the ecomonics of horses - care and feeding, outfitting, and the commercial sale and supply of horses.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 History of Medieval Manuscripts CANCELLED  
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Practicum Of The Early 16th Century English Warship Theo van der Zee This class will focus upon the details of the early 16th century ship. Discussion will focus upon construction, identification of parts (sails, rigging, gear), classification of crew, and some hands on application using props with the handling of line and raising of a sail. Images will be provided from archaeological and historical sources. 
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 The History of the Bronze Age  Aelina Vester-lunr This class would be a brief history of the Bronze Age and how it changed the cultural face of Europe.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Romance Of The Middle Ages: A Cultural History From the 12th c. To Berkeley In The 60's Blaine de Navarre A survey of romantic medievalism in the modern era, beginning from the period romances and "romantic medievalism" as early as the renaissance (e.g., Cervantes), but focusing primarily on "Romantic Medievalism" as a movement in the 19th Century, and its survival into the 20th, connecting it ultimately to the founding of our Society.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Before the Shogun: an overview of pre-17th century Japanese Dress Saionji no Hanae An exploration of native Japanese costume before 1600 through depictions in genre art, extant textiles and theatrical costumes. Topics to include Chinese influences, reproducing period styles to fit modern Western physiques and letting the clothes wear you.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Medieval Turn Shoes Thorvald Olafson You’ve made that wonderful new costume, but what’s missing? Shoes! Making shoes using turnshoe method was used from the Roman times up to the 19th century. Come learn how to do it yourself! Many samples of shoes from several time periods will be on hand to look at. Styles of shoes through the medieval period will be reviewed and discussed. Class includes a stitching demo.
Class minimum 2, maximum 6
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Casting Methods in Bronze Part 1 Aelina Vester-lunr We will demonstrate the ancient and modern techniques of lost wax casting. This is a two day class so students can make their own pieces.  The class is open to all levels. However, since we will be using hot alloys, please no one under the age of 16.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Unlasted Shoemaking, or Fancier Gillies Todd mac Donnell We discuss shoemaking without lasts, especially in the first millenium. Shoes in this era, like gillies, were often cut from a single piece of leather, and can be make quickly with modest sewing skills (that we will practice). The class includes patterns and for over a dozen unlasted shoes, from high-top Etruscan gillies to Irish slip-on shoes. 
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Handtool Woodworking: Planes Klaus von Mainz Before the advent of machinery, planes were used to flatten rough boards, cut joinery, and prepare surfaces for finishing. Through lecture and demo, this class will attempt to cover several different types of planes that are likely to have been used in period. We will also discuss their modern counterparts, the basic mechanics of planing wood, and the usefulness of planes in today's workshops. This class is for woodworkers and those who are interested in the history of the craft. Basic woodworking knowledge would be helpful but is not essential.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Casting Methods in Bronze Part 2 Aelina Vester-lunr We will demonstrate the ancient and modern techniques of lost wax casting. This is a two day class so students can make their own pieces.  The class is open to all levels. However, since we will be using hot alloys, please no one under the age of 16.
Saturday 9:00 AM 5:50 PM 8 Middle Eastern Salon TBA Here is an opportunity for interested folks to look at books that are difficult or expensive to acquire. We will be bringing along the library so that folks could make use of it, and pick the brains of other folks there.
Sunday 9:00 AM 3:50 PM 6 Middle Eastern Salon TBA Here is an opportunity for interested folks to look at books that are difficult or expensive to acquire. We will be bringing along the library so that folks could make use of it, and pick the brains of other folks there.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Making the Magic: Writing Rich Poetry in the Norse Style Caitlin Christiana Wintour This practical class will introduce a lively alliterative style of Icelandic and Anglo-Saxon poetry. The form is perfect for praise poems, fighter poems, and any other poetry requiring rich imagery and wordplay. Students will be able to write their own poems in class, not for critique but for the shared joy of this exciting form.   
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Catches and Rounds Domnhall mac Pharlain & Beathog nic Dhonnchaidh A round is a song with a single melody where offset voices create the parts. A catch is a a type of round where the juxtaposition of words makes its own sly subtext. The leading members of the Cliar cu Buidhe singing troupe offer a fun, hands-on (voice-on?) class in rounds and catches. 
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Improving Your Stage Presence Frédéric de Cherbourg It can be a difficult transition from performing for a few fellow bards at a bardic circle to performing on stage in front of a room full of people, whether that room is an auditorium or some haybales at a war. It requires a new set of skills, but those skills tend to be universal, whether you are reciting a poem, performing a play, or singing a song. This is a workshop class to help you learn and improve on these skills. Participants should come with a performance piece ready to perform in front of the class, however the piece itself will not be critiqued, only the presentation of it.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Selling Your Performance Belasset de Casal Drago Selling your performance to your audience takes more than memorizing your lines, hitting your mark and getting the right notes. It also takes understanding and interpretation of the back story of the piece. Does the piece make YOU feel happy? How about sad? Or brave? However it makes YOU feel is what you can do to help your audience feel and connect to your performance. In other words, your audience will "buy" what you are "selling". This method of connecting with your audience works for all types of bardic performance including singing, instrumental, reciting, storytelling and acting.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 The Poet in a Hurry Liudmila Vladimirova doch' Throughout time and place, love and praise poems were written on the spot. You can learn to be a poet in a hurry as well! In this class, you will learn how to write quick poetry on demand in various forms. It will not be Shakespeare, but it will be fun! We will also provide a reference guide to period styles appropriate to quick writing, and to using various meters and alliteration.
Sunday 11:00 AM 1:50 PM 2 Period Poetic Forms Mary Dedwydd verch Gwallter This class will discuss several poetic forms that were present within the SCA period, not only in English but also in other European languages.  We will also discuss why forms can be fun, as well as ways and means to adapt poetic forms developed in other languages into English (special challenges & hazards & nifty fun stuff).  Finally, (if there is time) there will be a discussion of adaptation of period styles into modern English with our modern figurative connections and how those may or may not differ from period figurative usages & metaphors.  Feedback & discussion are welcome.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Writing the Sonnet Mary Dedwydd verch Gwallter This class will look at the three or four basic variations of the sonnet. We will discuss common sonnet conventions and conceits, and how SCA poets can use them to write the sonnet form.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Beginner Taiko Saionji no Hanae Explore the rhythms of Japan, used for centuries for rituals, dance and festive celebrations. This is a hands-on drumming workshop.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Dance Theory: A Survey of Western European Dance Sources Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia Sure, the dances that we do in the SCA are fun and enjoyable. But where do they come from? What was done by whom? When?  This class will focus on original source material to help students identify sources, styles, time periods, and country of origin for dances performed within the SCA. Time permitting, we will also practice some dances from each of the sources.  
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Dance Gems From The Gresley Manuscript Giuseppe 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.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Survey Of Representative Genres Of Dance Within The SCA Rochl bas Gershom Sternenkiker Come learn the following 7 dances: 15th C Burgundian bassedanse: Danse de Cleves; 15th C Italian balli (Guglielmo Ebreo): Gelosia; 15th C English (Gresley manuscript): Ly bens distonys; 16th C French (Arbeau Orchesography): Belle qui tiens ma vie pavane; 16th C Italian balletti (Fabritio Caroso): Ballo del Fiore; 16th C English (Inns of Court): Black Alman; 17th C English (John Playford): Rufty Tufty/Heart’s Ease
Class minimum 6
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Greek Dance Mandalyn of Angels We will learn the traditional Pan-Hellenic dance called "Hasatiko" -- the most common "Greek Dance" passed down through the years and most often seen danced today at Greek cultural events, the "Kalamatiano" -- a 12-step from the Kalamata area of the Peloponnese and finally, another famous ancient dance from the Peloponnese region, the "Tsamiko" -- a war dance traditionally performed by men only and often in full white ethnic costuming--this ancient dance is fun to learn and yes, the women will be included!  If time permits, costuming and historical trends distinctive to each of these traditional dance forms will be discussed. 
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Introduction to Country Dance Frédéric de Cherbourg This introductory course will teach the basic movements common to country dances as they are done in the SCA. These movements will then be put together with some dances commonly done at SCA revels. Wear comfortable shoes.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Persona Development TBA Learn about the types of personas most folk choose and where to go from there.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Surviving Your First Year In The SCA TBA 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 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Intro To The Awards Of Caid TBA 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 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 It's A Mock Court Lachlan of Cromarty 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
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 What Else Can I Do? CANCELLED  
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Virtual Research: A Pilgrimage From Home To Library Lizbeth Langston  This class will take place in the computer lab. In this hands-on workshop you’ll explore online resources useful for SCA and everyday research. We’ll devise search strategies, explore what your public library has to offer, and determine how and when to use the assets of regional university libraries.  Bring a library card from a public library (obtain one if you don’t have one already.) Think about what you’d like to research. Optional: memory stick or your laptop.
9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Constabulary Training William MacLyr  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.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Territorial Seneschal David of Caitness 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.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Chronicler's Office -
Printing Meets the Digital Age & How To survive It
Aoibheall an Sionnach Learn what it takes to be produce a newsletter and maintain a branch website. This class is for territorial Chronicler and those interested in the Chroniclers office.  
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Being a Youth Officer Jolie Delarue What does it really take to be a Youth Officer? The Kingdom Youth Officer will be available to ask all possible questions regarding what are the requirements and concerns for being a Youth Officer of Caid!  This will be a great opportunity for local youth officers to come and meet their sister officers and brainstorm activities for coming events.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Exchequer Basics 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.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Contracts Rowen Killian This clase is for Seneschals and Exchequers to look for pitfalls and issues with todays contracts involving the SCA and sites.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 How To Run A Tournament List Cassandre Loustaunau 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. Anyone interested in learning how a list runs is welcome to attend. This class is required for anyone wishing to be a warranted lists officer
Saturday 9:00 AM 12:50 PM 4 Doublet Pattern Drafting Eric Hawkwood The beginning of the class will be a lecture as we look at different doublet styles and designs. Following that we will draft a pattern to fit the person measured. Students will leave with a pattern for a doublet. This pattern will work for Aketons and Jupons as well, but we will focus on 1550-1600. You will need the person you will be making these for about 10 minutes to take measurements.
Class maximum 10
Saturday 2:00 PM 5:50 PM 4 Men's Venetian Pants Pattern Drafting Eric Hawkwood The beginning of the class will be a lecture as we look at different Venetian styles and designs as well as who wore them and when. Following that we will draft a pattern to fit the person measured. Students will leave with a pattern for a Venetians or other pants type. This is NOT a class on making tight fitted braes or breeches, but loose pants usually worn from 1550-1600+.
You will need the person you will be making these for about 10 minutes to take measurements.
Class maximum 10
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Overview of Men's 14th & 15th c. Wardrobe Martin FitzJames This class will cover the evolution of 14th and early 15th century Men's clothing with an emphasis on developing an entire wardrobe. Both period and practical examples will be discussed.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Costuming Round Table Johanna von Nurnberg/Caterucia Bice da Ghiacetto A round table discussion with a panel of Caidian costumers to discuss varying viewpoints on costuming dilemmas.  Topics will include: Fabric choices (i.e. polyester blend in a period motif vs. silk in a not-so-period motif); making your accessories vs. buying them; and the three most important things to get a period look. Let us know if you have a discussion topic! 
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Period Makeup Johanna von Nurnberg We will look at the use of cosmetics and beauty aids during, and before, the SCA time period. We will also be experimenting with some (safely) re-created natural and mineral based makeup to create the "look" of several different time periods. There will also be some, limited colors, of false hair to play with hairstyles to complete the look. There may be nut oils used so if you are allergic this may not be the class for you.  Students may want to bring hairpins or bobby pins and a brush for the hair stuff.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Poet In A Hurry Liudmila Vladimirova doch' Throughout time and place, love and praise poems were written on the spot. You can learn to be a poet in a hurry as well! In this class, you will learn how to write quick poetry on demand in various forms. It will not be Shakespeare, but it will be fun! We will also provide a reference guide to period styles appropriate to quick writing, and to using various meters and alliteration.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Period Poetic Forms Mary Dedwydd verch Gwallter We will discuss several poetic forms present in the SCA period (not only in English), why forms can be fun, and ways and means to adapt poetic forms developed in other languages into English.  There will be a discussion of adaptation of period styles into modern English with our modern figurative connections and how those differ from period figurative usages & metaphors.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Viking Bead Necklaces and Festoons Eloise of Lancaster Introduction to the types and styles of beads found from the Viking Age, and discussion of design trends. Create your own bead necklace or festoon in class. Beads, tools and basic components will be supplied. Students are encouraged to bring their own trinkets, pendants, fealty tokens, or special beads to incorporate into their project.
Class minimum 4, maximum 12
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Body Mapping - Part 1 Brianna Je Nell Aislynn of Blue Shadows Learn how to take measurements and create an early period sloper. This will be used to create a pattern for a basic fitted tunic. Students should have basic sewing knowledge. Please bring a tape measure (preferably 120" quilting tape).
Class minimum 2, maximum 15
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Body Mapping - Part 2 Brianna Je Nell Aislynn of Blue Shadows Learn how to modify the body map developed in Body Mapping 1 or a basic fitted tunic pattern into various styles. Students should have basic sewing knowledge, taken Body Mapping 1 or ability to create a tunic pattern.
Class minimum 2, maximum 15
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Rectangular Construction CANCELLED  
Sunday 9:00 AM 12:50 PM 4 German Renaissance Clothing For Ladies & Gentlemen Arianna Nunneschild This class will concentrate on fashions commonly worn in predominantly German-speaking regions (particularly the northern portion of the Holy Roman Empire) from roughly 1515 to 1550. Since there was no united Germany at the time, we use the term "German Renaissance" loosely. A slide-show overview of this region’s fashions will be followed by an in-depth discussion of various articles of clothing popular in German-speaking countries throughout the early to mid 1500s. We’ll start with body linens and work our way outward to doublets ("wams") and bodices, sleeve options, accessories, and over-garments such as the "roc" and "schaub". Suggestions on patterning and construction will be provided, though we will not have time for actual fitting.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Making Middle Eastern Pants Alienor d'Orleans This class will teach some history as well as how to pattern and sew a basic Persian/Turkish Salwar (pants) pattern for both males and females. Students will leave the class with a muslin pattern for themselves and the knowledge to make patterns for others. Please bring scissors, and a tape measure.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Intermediate Kumihimo Luighseach nic Lochlainn Students will learn a 16 strand square Kumihimo braid on a cardboard disk. The teacher will demonstrate doing the same braid on a marudai and students will have a chance to try the marudai. Previous braiding experience is helpful.
Class minimum 3 and maximum 8
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Metal Thread Embroidery- Embroidered Circlet/Coronet Albra Katrine Marie Isabel Bautiste Students will be doing a small embroidered coronet with gemstones and pearls using basic metal thread embroidery techniques. Several templates will be provided. Basic embroidery skills are a must. Students should bring a 12 inch embroidery hoop, and scissors for metal threads.
Class maximum 15
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Spinning With Luxury Fibers Astridhr Selr Leifsdottir Enjoy touching and working with fabulous fibers such as super-fine merino, cashmere, silk, and others. A time to play with the soft of the soft. Relax and come play with fiber! Students should know how to spin a consistent yarn. Bring a spinning wheel or spindle (or both). If you have a wheel, bring spinning oil, high speed bobbin and high speed whorl if you have them. If bringing a spindle, bring supported or light weight spindles if possible. 
Class minimum 2, maximum 10
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Textile Book Of Hours: Being A Series Of Images Of Textile Creation In Some Form Astridhr Selr Leifsdottir An informal presentation of images throughout the middle ages displaying various textile production activities. Sit back and enjoy illuminated images, sculpture, and paintings from a variety of sources over a span of 900 years (or so).
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Kumihimo Jane de Sealynn Kumihimo also known as Japanese braiding. There will be a brief history of Kumihimo, braiding, and rope making in general. We will discuss how they are the same but very different. Most of the class time will be teaching the basic 8-strand round braid. If time permits other braiding styles will be taught.  Books will be available for those who want try something more difficult if they know the basic braid. Students should bring scissors, and a tape measure.
Class maximum 20
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Period Textiles & Fabric Burn Testing Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani & Cassandra Zoe Paganal We will discuss and display an assortment of fabrics that are appropriate for period garb, and a few that might do, plus some that definitely will not pass the 10 foot test! We will help students set fire to fabric samples to watch how it burns and sniff how it smells so as to learn how to identify those unmarked textile bolts on sale. Students should be aware that we will be burning polyester and there will be smoke.  Please bring tweezers, scissors, apron, and something to tie hair back.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Two Color Lucet Cord Lynnette de Sandoval del Valle do los Unicornios Learn how to make two color cords on the lucet, which can be used for drawstrings, trim, bodice ties, etc.  We'll also learn how to make buttonholes in the cord, (especially useful for later period garb!) add a third color, beads, and other fun stuff, useful for trim and bellydancers.  Students will take home a dinner fork lucet, bobbins, and enough yarn to keep you happy with your new toy. 
Class maximum 10.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Introduction to Armenian Interlace Embroidery Fionnabhair Kyriath Ingean ui Neill Students will learn and practice the basics of Armenian interlace embroidery, a technique dating back to the 13th century. Some basic familiarity with needlework is helpful. Students should bring scissors.
Class minimum 3, maximum 8
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Brocaded Card Weaving Aldgytha of Ashwood Learn how to brocade a pattern into plain card weaving. Students should know basic cardweaving bring. Bring a loom pre-warped with 16 cards in one color, alternately threaded S & Z. Also bring 2 shuttles, one with the warp fiber, one with the same weight fiber in a different color.
Class Maximum 10
Saturday 2:00 PM 5:50 PM 4 Elizabethan Drawstring Pulls Eowyn Amberdrake The Elizabethan embroiderers finished their sweetbags, knife sheaths, and anything else needing a drawstring with a large, elaborate, wood-cored drawstring pull. This class tells you about these drawstring pulls- which are several inches long, and we will start to make one. This is not for the beginner, but you should be well on your way to completing one by the end of the class. Students should bring needle, scissors, silver thread if you have it, silk thread or DMC floss.
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Beginning Spinning Bridget Lucia MacKenzie Patient instruction on spinning with a drop spindle or spinning wheel. One loaner wheel and a variety of drop spindles available or bring your own.  Students will get the hang of spinning, including fiber preparation, carding, handling different types of fiber and plying several spun fibers into yarn. For advanced students we can work on silk and flax spinning too!
Class maximum 7
Sunday 11:00 AM 3:50 PM 4 Card Weaving Rams Horn Pattern Bridget Lucia MacKenzie Learn the threaded-in Card/Tablet weaving pattern called "Rams Horn". You should already know basic inkle/card weaving.  Students should bring an empty loom, shuttle, 3 colors of cord or yarn, and 10 weaving cards.
Class maximum 6
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Pouch/Bag Weaving CANCELLED  
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Its All Greek To Me Eva filia Edeneweyn Come learn about the the lives of the Ancient Greeks. We will be telling stories, playing games and having lots more fun. We will also be having snacks of foods that the greeks would eat so make sure you let the instructor know of any food alergies.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Tassels & Their Uses Jolie Delarue Students will learn the basics of tassel and make their own in class. They will also learn what interesting things they can make with them!
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Creatures, Beasts & Fairies Kythera of Anevern What kinds of mystical, magical creatures did our medieval friends tell stories about. Learn how to look for and identify them. We will be creating our own field guide to help us.  In addition, we will also have a lesson on how to draw a dragon. Maximum limit 12
Sunday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Medieval Games Isabel Ruan de Aragon Come and learn the history and how to play indoor and outdoor Medieval games. Some of them are still played today and you may already know how to play them.
Sunday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Pennants, Banners & Flags Rosalie Wilcox Who used pennants, banners and flags? What were they used for? Come and learn while createing your own to take home.   This is a messy class (paint), dress appropriately. Maximum limit 10.
Sunday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 In Sherwood Forrest Eva filia Edeneweyn Who was Robin Hood? We will explore to see if he was real or just a story while making our own Robin Hood hats. Children must be old enough to work with real needles and scissors or have a parent there to help them. Maximum limit 10.
Saturday 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 2 Win, Lewes Or Draw Alondra Short What types of table games were played in period? We will discuss of the types of games, and how they relate to the modern world and modern games.
Saturday 11:00 AM 12:50 PM 2 Tables Eleornora della Cucina Learn how to play Tables, the period form of Backgammon.
Saturday 2:00 PM 3:50 PM 2 Parcheesi Ealdgyth Eosterlic Learn how to play the Indian game Parcheesi.
Saturday 4:00 PM 5:50 PM 2 Tafl Ealdgyth Eosterlic Learn how to play on your own portable tafl boards. Several modern and period variations of the game will be discussed. Maximum Limit 15.
Sunday 9:00 AM 3:50 PM 6 Game Day Richard Sinister This is a day full of playing the games you learned, and maybe even bringing a newgame to share with other participants if the student feels inspired to do so.