Collegium Caidis

March 22 & 23, 20134

 Calle Mayor Middle School  
  4800 Calle Mayor
Torrance, CA, 90505

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Last Modified: March 2014

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DAY TRACK BEGIN END TITLE INSTRUCTOR DESCRIPTION & REQUIREMENTS
Saturday Combat - Archery 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Beginning Target Archery Marshalling THLord Cristofanus Castellani & Baron Paganus Grimlove We will go over the Archery Handbook and the hand bow/crossbow authorization process.
Saturday Combat - Archery 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Archery Forms THLord Cristofanus Castellani  This class is for archers who would like to improve their form and increase their accuracy. We will have Chirons on hand to give personal tutoring and tips on student's form.

Students should know basic archery and have some experience shooting.

All archery equipment should be brought to the class by the students.
Sunday Combat - Archery 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Fletching: Making Your Own Arrows Lord Daffyd ap Thomas This class begins with a discussion and demonstration of fletching by the instructor. Students who wish to try fletching their own arrows must bring their own materials and equipment (see below) appropriate to their needs. There will be additional time available for students to work during the Fletch-In, which follows this class.
Sunday Combat - Archery 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Fletch-In Baron Paganus Grimlove Come and work on archery-related projects, including but not limited to fletching, in a friendly environment with experienced fletchers and other makers on-hand to help out if you have trouble. The Roundtable will be held in this classroom as well, so if you're not finished, you can finish up then.
Sunday Combat - Archery 2:00 AM 3:50 PM Archer's Roundtable Baron Jon Tomme de Claydon & Baron Paganus Grimlove It is an open forum where archers can discuss any topic regarding archery from rules to different types of events to the academy of archers.
 
Saturday Combat - Rapier 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Introduction to SCA Rapier Don Lot Ramirez An introduction to SCA rapier combat including armor standards, weapon standards, and some fencing fundamentals. For anyone interested in getting into rapier or just wanting to brush up on the basics. There will be lecture and practical so bring rapier gear and swords if you have them.
Saturday Combat - Rapier 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Rapier Marshalling Don Lot Ramirez This course is required to become a Rapier Marshal in Caid. It will go over the rules as well as those areas not covered in detail in the rules.

Rapier experience or viewing of rapier fighting is a benefit. Students should bring a copy of the rules and paper and pencil.
Saturday Combat-Rapier 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Capo Ferro 101: The Art of Fencing Lord Diego de Palma This class will go over some of the basic mechanics and philosophies from Capo Ferro's Great Representation of the Art and Use of Fencing. In this class we will go over both the form and body mechanics discussed in the text and why they work as well as various concepts that can be used to analyze and approach an engagement.

Basic Understanding of SCA Rapier combat.

Basic fencing protective gear as well as a sword for use in drill.
Saturday Combat - Rapier 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Connecting Sword, Hand, & Heart: Mental & Emotional Aspects of Martial Combat THLady Mora Ottavia Spadera This class will present the perspectives of historical texts, modern sports psychology, the science of motor learning, and observations from successful fighters. It will provide tools to look at your tournament head-space and outline ways to make your practice time more effective, enabling you to advance the application of your Art in whatever way inspires you. While coming primarily from a rapier fighter's perspective, much of the class material is applicable to any martial art or life activity you pursue.
Saturday Combat - Rapier 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Cut and Thrust Practicum THLady Meala Cambuiel For those who want to lean and/or practice Cut & Thrust rapier, we will start with a 20 to 30-minute conversation and transition to drills, sparing, and possible some tournament-style combat. Some loaner gear can be available, but please bring your own equipment if you have it.

Everyone is welcome to attend, but only those authorized in Heavy Rapier are allowed to spar.

Some loaner gear can be available, but please bring your own equipment if you have it.
Sunday Combat - Rapier 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Utilizing Tempo and Measure in Fencing Don Lot Ramirez This class will focus on understand in the interaction between time and distance and how to use this knowledge to your advantage on the field.

Students will be expected to already understand basic concepts of how to stand, move and lunge.

Please bring gear for basic drilling (Mask, gloves, practice rapier, gorget) at a minimum.
 
Saturday Combat - Unarmored 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Introduction to Caid's Unarmored Combat Program, And Revised (Version 2.0) Combat Manual  Duke Guillaime de Belgique What is "unarmored combat"? What sort of equipment is required, and what do you need to know to participate? This class will introduce the historical background of unarmored combat, and bring attendees "up to speed" on how to get started in unarmored combat in Caid, and (time allowing) provide a brief demonstration some of the essential techniques of Unarmored Combat for new participants. The class will also cover new rules introduced in the 2.0 version of the Unarmored Combat Handbook.
Students should bring Copies of New Handbook and Note-taking supplies
Saturday Combat - Unarmored 11:00 AM 12:50 PM I.33 Sword and Buckler for Unarmored Combat Baroness Muirrenn ingen Donndubain (beginning), OP; Baron Guy Rand Gallandon, OP (intermediate); THL Kolbrandr Kolsson (advanced) This class will cover I.33 Sword and Buckler Combat as practiced in Caid's Unarmored Combat program. This class will be split between beginner, intermediate, and advanced students in order to cover a broad range of topics. Beginner students will learn the basic attacks and defenses for I.33, including work with a partner. Intermediate students will learn binding and counterbinding with sword and buckler. Advanced students will cover advanced wards, covers, and special attacks/defenses. Students of all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend! This class will involve minimal contact and will be composed mostly of structured drills.

Students should wear clothing they are comfortable moving in and closed toe shoes. Please bring gloves and an unarmored or rapier sword and buckler if you have one. Loaner equipment will be available for those who do not have their own gear. Students may wish to bring protective gear and helmets, but the class will not be full contact. Water and Sunscreen are encouraged.
Saturday Combat-Unarmored 2:00 PM 3:50 PM CANCELLED
Medieval Wrestling: Sport Forms
HRM Conrad Grappling is an essential element of any warriors toolbox. As such warriors of all times and ages have developed methods in which to improve grappling skills. One of the oldest (dating to approx. 7000 BCE) and most common methods for improving combat grappling skills is to engage in sport forms of wrestling. These forms teach many of the essential elements of grappling in the form of relatively safe practice and sport competition. Class will focus on medieval and earlier forms of grappling and will discuss belt, belt and jacket, catch hold and loose styles of wrestling (such as Ringen, Glima, Sumo, and Cornwall and Devon).

Students should wear Loose fitting robust clothing and have a willingness to sweat
Saturday Combat - Unarmored 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Disarming Techniques for Longsword Lord Orion Martyn A practical course on disarming your opponent in combat with the longsword. With the introduction of the new Unarmored Handbook, certain kinds of disarming techniques are now considered legal in SCA Unarmored Combat (if used under the proper conditions). This hands-on class will focus on the proper timing and application of a variety of techniques meant to bind or remove your opponent's sword from their control. This is a minimal contact class composed of a series of controlled drills and exercises.
Saturday Combat - Unarmored 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Introduction to George Silver's True Fight  Baron Guy Rand Gallandon, OP This class will cover the four forms or fights of George Silver’s True Fight as well as basic attacks and defenses. Emphasis will be given to working this in Single Sword, now allowed in the new Unarmored Combat rules. This class will be minimal contact and will be composed of a series of structured drills.

Students should wear clothing they are comfortable moving in and closed toe shoes. Please bring gloves and an unarmored or rapier sword. Loaner equipment will be available for those who do not have their own gear. Students may wish to bring protective gear and helmets, but the class will not be full contact. Water and Sunscreen are encouraged.
 
Saturday Combat - Armored 9:30 AM 11:00 AM SCA Swordology: Building a better sword Sir Ilia A look at tips and tricks to make your SCA sword perform better. Topics will include rattan vs. poly vs. siloflex, how to pick out rattan, shaping a grip, building thrusting tips, triggers/lanyards and more. People are encouraged to bring materials to work on their weapons (some materials and tools will be available) 
Saturday Combat - Armored 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Deception and Misdirection Duke Patrick How to play with your opponents mind. The language of motion and how to tell lies.
Saturday Combat - Armored 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Great Sword Vs. Sword & Shield Duke Tomuki Description not available
Saturday Combat - Armored 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Fighter Pilots, Stage Magicians, and SCA fighters HRM Conrad Description not available
Saturday Combat - Armored 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Analyzing and learning from Fighting Video Sir Helgi, Duke Tomuki, & Duke Patrick Description not available
Sunday Combat - Armored 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Armored Combat for the Absolute Beginner THLord Balian de Bos Blanc This class is about the basic body movement fundamental to many styles of SCA AC. Almost all of the class will be done very slowly, with a focus on understanding the body mechanics involved.

Please do not wear armor; do wear clothes you can move comfortably in.

All materials required for the class will be provided, but if you have rattan swords, wasters (no steel swords please), and/or shields you're welcome to bring and use your own.
Sunday Combat - Armored 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Power Generation for Any Size Fighter

(Replacing Single Sword Fighting class)

THL Feia Ambur How to develop power and speed even when your not the biggest fighter on the field.
Sunday Combat - Armored 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Close In Fighting HRM Conrad Description not available
Sunday Combat - Armored 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Blade Mechanics and Edge Control Sir Helgi Description not available
 
Saturday Brewing 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Beer & Wine from Gervase Markham's The English Huswife  Master Donal O'Brien We will explore Gervase Markham's book The English Huswife and see how he describes how to malt barley, brew beer and care for wine.
Saturday Cooking 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Mess Hit Forthe: Middle English Cooking Terminology  THLady Sophia de la Roche In this class, we will examine English cooking manuscript terms and directions in recipes and practice "translating" recipes into plain modern English. Participants may bring their own favorite modern recipe to retro-redact into a Period format, if desired.

Familiarity with period manuscripts is helpful. Basic cooking knowledge needed.
Saturday Cooking 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Cooking with Elderflowers Master Guiseppe da Borgia Sent to the back of the spice-cabinet over the ages, elderflowers once appeared in many recipes throughout western European cooking.  In this class, students will enjoy learning about several uses of elderflowers as a unique and subtle flavor in savory dishes and desserts.  Some hands-on cooking and samples will be provided.
Saturday Cooking 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Knife Skills - The Chef's Knife Baroness Ceara inghen Chonaill The knife is what many consider to be the most important item in anyone’s kitchen.  In this class, we will practice basic knife skills and the fundamental cuts for vegetables, (dice, mince, julienne and chopping) and the mincing of garlic with only your knife.  We will also go over the proper way to hold and clean your knife.  This is a hands on class, please bring your chef’s knife with you.  I will have a few knives for you to use if you can’t bring yours along.
Saturday Cooking 4:00 PM 5:50 PM But I Can’t Eat That!! Modifying the Medieval Feast So That EVERYONE May Partake Her Majesty A'isha In this modern world of allergies and preferences, feast cooks are often issued an onslaught of dietary restrictions upon being tasked with a meal. How do we tackle these while still sticking as close to the medieval palate as we desire in our culinary festivities? As one raised in the far off land of vegans and celiacs (aka The West), Queen A’isha has been cooking with dietary restrictions in mind for ages. Now following a paleo diet, She finds Herself reconstructing historical recipes to fit the dietary needs of She and Her King. In this class, we will cover substitutions that can be made for specific ingredients and recipes as well as structuring a feast or meal that requires as little substitutions as possible while reducing or eliminating the 8 major food allergens. 
Sunday Cooking 9:00 AM 10:50 PM Getting Saucy with Angharat! Bonesig Angharat Goch verch Gwenhover A hands-on class in which students will prepare seven 'store sauces' from recipes found in "Cooking and Dining in Medieval England." Please bring your lunch for highly-scientific taste testing.
Sunday Cooking 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Spices Rare and Costly Mistress Renata Kestryl of Highwynds, OP 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 their effect on the medieval economy, and make our own spice mixtures.

Students should bring: 1 clean empty spice bottle. Mortar and pestle suggested - I have some I will loan out.
Sunday Cooking 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Sausage making: Unravelling the Mystery Meat Baroness Colette de Montpelier & Mistress Cristal dela Mer Ever wonder what's really in your store bought sausage? Well we won't tell you, but we will show you how to make your own sausage at home. Hint: It's easier than you may think!
 
Saturday Heraldic 2:00 PM 3:50 AM Designing Heraldic Flags Master Cormac Mor Description not available
Saturday Heraldic 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Understanding the Heraldic Tabard 101 Master Bruce Draconarius & Mistress Astra Cristiana Benedict This class will present examples of how period heralds' tabards were constructed and worn.  There will be a slide presentation, followed by a demonstration period and discussion of materials, techniques, etc.  Students should bring note-taking materials.
Saturday Heraldic 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Understanding the Heraldic Tabard 102 Master Bruce Draconarius & Mistress Astra Cristiana Benedict This class will be a practicum session, based on the material in Tabards 101, wherein students will draft tabard patterns for their own use.  Work will include laying out designs on pattern paper; assistance will be offered in rendering emblazons.  Students are encouraged to bring drafting materials, including pencils, scissors, and other drafting tools.
Saturday Heraldic 4:00 PM 5:50 PM A Gentle Guide to Conflict Checking Armory Using the Complex Search Form Lord Paul Fitz Denis The Complex Search Form for the SCA Armorial (http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_complex.cgi) is one of the most powerful tools a herald can use for conflict checking. It is, however, a bit daunting. This class will try to take some of mystery out of using it by explaining how the form (and the underlying search engine) works, how to formulate useful queries, and how to interpret the results. Got a submission that you'd like to conflict check? Bring it and we'll use it as an example.
Sunday Heraldic 9:00 AM 3:50 PM Kingdom Heraldry Meeting Lord Paul Fitz Denis, Dolphin Herald, and the Caidan College of Heralds Description not available
 
Saturday Scribal 9:00 AM 10:50 AM 50 Shades of Grisaile  Mistress Aliskye Rosel Grisaille is an illumination and painting style done in monochrome or near-monochrome colors, usually shades of grey and mostly with ink. The class will paint a pre-printed practice piece probably alphabet letters) which students can take home.

Some prior painting experience is recommended. Students should bring a size 1 or 0 brush with a nice point.
Saturday Scribal 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Making Your Work More Period  Mistress Tetchubah of Greenlake How to look at real period manuscript examples in person and see details that can be used to enhance SCA scrolls to make them look more authentic and the differences in reproductions of manuscript pages in books. Please bring note taking materials. Class handout is on CD and teacher is asking for $1.00 donation to cover costs.
Saturday Scribal 2:00 PM 3:50 PM White Line Finishing  THLord Ronan MacMagnus Learn some tips and tricks to painting the decorative fine-line embellishments that fill the solid shapes of color on a scroll.
Saturday Scribal 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Uncial Calligraphy Lady Astrid Skalphaena The Uncial hand, commonly used from about the 3rd to the 6th centuries, is a simple, flowing hand that almost anyone can learn. This class will give you basic information on the historical foundations of the hand, as well as hands-on instruction of how to make the letter forms, with the instructor demonstrating and available to troubleshoot as needed.
Sunday Scribal 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Scriptorium (all day until 3pm)    
Sunday Scribal 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Matching Illumination to the Calligraphy  Lady Elizabeth of Roxbury Mill This class is designed to show the history of calligraphy through the SCA age. What hands were used by European scribes and which kings was reigning. It will also cover the style of illumination used with the type of calligraphy. The goal of the class is to match the illumination and the calligraphy. We will cover the layout of a scroll as well.
 
Saturday History 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Make Your Mark! Runic Inscriptions  THLady Sophia de la Roche Starting with an overview of known use of runes on talismans, houses, memorial stones, and a variety of other objects, the class progresses to instruction in use of autonomic runes and personal composite rune creation.
Saturday History 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Wager of Battle: Judicial Combat in the Middle Ages  HRM Conrad Trial by combat as a method of truth determination in legal disputes has a long history in Medieval Europe. While trial by combat is often viewed as little short of a lawless and brutal affair, it in fact was a strictly run and well regulated affair. Class will focus on judicial combat in England, though information about judicial combat in Scotland and on the Continent will also be discussed.
Saturday History 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Medievalism and Romanticism   THLord Balian de Bos Blanc The SCA owes much of its inspiration to ideas about the Middle Ages that have been present in popular culture, as well as to the historical record. This class will discuss Romantic Medievalism as it arose beginning in the late 18th Century and lasting right up to the founding of both the SCA and the first "Renaissance Faires" in the mid-20th Century.
Saturday History 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Using History to Develop Your Persona  Baroness Illuminada Eugenia de Guadalupe y Godoy History may not have been your favorite subject in school, but it can be a great resource when you begin to flesh out your persona. Different types of historical texts will be discussed. How can you use these different kinds of historical texts, both period and modern to add details and interesting tidbits as you develop your persona’s story or inspire you to track down more information.
Saturday History 4:00 PM 5:50 PM SCA Pirates  Master Antonius Tesel This will be a discussion of pirates during the SCA period, who they were and how they dressed. The discussion would also include the differences between privateer and pirate, and Letters of Marque and Reprisal.
Saturday History 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Prepare! For Death Awaits Us All  Baroness  Illuminada Eugenia de Guadalupe y Godoy Memento Mori, the Spanish attitude toward death in the 16th century which focused on leading a good life and having a holy death will be discussed. The actions expected of Spaniards to prepare in life for their ultimate death will be addressed. References may be made to teachings of the Roman Catholic church in the 16th century.  Students will examine a replica of a Spanish version of Ars Moriendi, a manual for preparing for this good, holy death.  The death of Phillip II will be considered an exemplar of the good death.  **This class will be taught "in persona" being presented with reference only to information which would be know to the instructor's persona. A brief Q&A will follow the class, to answer questions which are outside the purview of a 16th century person.
Sunday History 9:00 AM 10:50 AM King Arthur: The Real Story  Duke Guillaime de la Belgique & Count Balin of Tor A discussion of King Arthur, the man and the myth. Class will examine the theories of a "historical" King Arthur, and the world in which he lived; comparing and contrasting the character and backdrop depicted in legends. Class will search into possible links between known historical characters and their legendary counterparts.
Sunday History 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Caidan History Roundtable - Story time and show and Tell with Mstr John, Mstr Aldred, and Mstrs Cristobal Master John ap Griffin, Master Aldred von Froscheim, and Mistress Cristobal In this class, students will learn about some of the key events and tales of Caid’s early history – how we came to be as we are, the first tourneys, some of our surprising moments – as told by folks who were there.  Students will also get a chance to examine artifacts from Caid’s history and learn about the SCA Archive.
 
Sunday woodwork/leatherwork 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Turnshoes for the Masses  THLord Todde mac Donnell An overview and demo of making medieval turnshoes, beginning with basic construction, useful stitches, tools, lasts, and both period and modern clever tricks to simplify the process. Hopefully this will lower the difficulty of your first pair of shoes and make the process faster and less intimidating!
 
Saturday Metalwork 11:00 AM 12:50 PM A Period Tool for Carving Hard Stones  THLady Rekon of Saaremaa This class will follow my research and process of reproducing a late-medieval jewelers' lathe, a rotary tool using interchangeable bits and powered by foot. enough information will be provided that the enthusiastic student will be able to make, and document, their own.
Saturday Metalwork 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Decorated Boxes based on Reliquaries  THLady Rekon of Saaremaa Reliquaries, covered in figured metal and precious stones, were uniquely medieval objects. Students will learn techniques of thin-metal repoussee and simple bezel creation to decorate wooden boxes in the style of period reliquaries.
Saturday Metalwork 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Viking Knit II  Signora Gabriella de Mocenigo You've learned how to knit with wire, but you want to take it a step further. Then this is the class for you. In this class you'll learn double and triple knit. You'll also learn how to finish your ends to create finished pieces of jewelry.
Sunday Metalwork 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Pewter Casting in cuttlefish bone moulds  Baron Jon Thomme de Claydon Cast your design using a simple moulds that have been used since antiquity.  The level of detail possible and the relative spontaneity of this medium will amaze you. Learn how to prepare a mould, carve your design or impress a small object into the bone. Pour in molten pewter, trim and file as needed. Everyone will leave class with an object which they created.
Sunday Metalwork 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Pewter Casting in Soapstone Moulds  THLady Rekon of Saaremaa Students will learn to prepare blanks and carve soapstone to make two-piece and more elaborate molds. Tips and tricks to test the molds prior to casting will be discussed, as well as safety procedures and equipment. Finished molds will be test-cast, and troubleshooting difficult molds will also be covered. The molds and test casts will go home with the students.
 
Saturday Perform - Bardic 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Myth, Monsters, and Magic  THLord Thomas Whitehart Join us for a whirlwind tour of traditional folklore and legends, and the strange creatures that live there. From Norse Trolls to Celtic Selkies, from the dangerous White Ladies (Dames Blanches) of France to the deadly Nucklavee of Scotland, Storyteller Thomas Whitehart (aka True) will give you the tips for identifying the strange and unusual in history, and how to deal with it, if you can. Great material for you personae!
Saturday Perform - Bardic 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Wild Tales of the Viking Walking Dead  Mistress Caitlin Christiana Wintour The Germanic tradition of the dangerous dead lived on in the folklore and tales of the Vikings. Carried to other lands by their raids and settlements, the stories of the hideous draugr were preserved in Icelandic literature and English folklore. Draugrs threatened the natural order but divine power, heroic strength, and common courage would triumph over the power of darkness... usually.
Saturday Perform - Bardic 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Reed Making for Double Reeds  Dame Richenda Coffin This class will cover the basics of making double reeds for period instruments such as shawms and rauschpfeifes.
Saturday Perform - Bardic 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Your Creative Journey THLord Thomas Whitehart You think you have the basics down- but you want to discuss projects you are working on, get feedback on ideas, and maybe fine tune some things. This is the workshop for you! If you want to work on your Performance skills, talk about where to find resources, or develop coaching/networking connections, come join us. This will be a fun, interactive and supportive class. We have a lot of options, let's explore them together!
Saturday Perform - Bardic 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Rounds and Rhymes (joint class with youngest youth track) THLady Avicia da na Baiona, Lady Angharat Goch Students will learn simple rounds and nursery rhymes from period, suitable for the very young and the young at heart.
Sunday Perform - Bardic 9:00 AM 10:50 AM CANCELLED
Theatre, Not Drama: An Introduction to Period Theatre Forms 
Her Majesty A'isha Interested in helping to replace drama in the game with traditional pageantry and theatrical art form? Join Queen A’isha in an examination of the theatrical forms of the Middle Ages. In this introductory class, we will explore (with active participation!) different forms of our period: liturgical drama, mystery plays, morality plays, farces, and masques and learn about the Five “M’s” of Medieval Drama. Bring a willingness to participate and something to take notes, if you’re a note-taker. 
Sunday Perform - Bardic 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Songwriting in the SCA: How to Find Your Inspiration Lady Colette des Trouveres In this class, we will examine the creative process of songwriting in the SCA. This class is largely based off my own experience and is not meant as an end-all source. For the first part of the class, we will discuss where one could search to find inspiration, forms of poetry, and focusing on each person's musical strengths. Each student will come up with a theme for a piece of music. During the second part, we will take the time to write our songs. They can be short and simple, since it is just an exercise in creativity. The last part of class will be a forum where we can listen to one another's compositions. If there is a student who is too uncomfortable to write or share a piece, I encourage them to bring a piece they already have written or know to share.
Sunday Perform - Bardic 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Beginning Bardic Ornamentation: how to Make a Song your Own Lady Colette des Trouveres In this class, we will discuss how to make a song one's own and cover beginning vocal ornamentation techniques. We will learn the techniques as a group and apply them to a song.
 
Saturday Perform - Dance 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Belly Dance for Fighters  THLady Angharad de Lambrok A basic tribal style belly dance class covering posture and basic movements. We will show how body awareness, posture and strengthening for belly dance translates to fighting rapier.
Saturday Perform - Dance 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Basic Belly Dance (moves and garments)  Lady Elizabeth of Roxbury Mill Teaching a few basic belly dance moves, such as shoulder rolls, and hip lifts. this is the first hour. The second hour will cover how to make a gauze coat and a circle skirt.
Sunday Perform - Dance 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Caroso Ball THLady Meala Cambeuil Most SCA dances try to get everyone to dance every song. In the late 16th century no one expected such a thing. Guests took turns dancing, and spent most of the ball sitting and watching. A few dances are for everyone; but most are for one set at a time. By gathering at the edge of the dance floor, lords on the left, ladies on the right, you declare your interest in being asked to dance. If you want to watch only, please do so from further away. (This is an adaptation. Caroso says ladies who want to watch should keep their mantles on, and implies that all lords are always willing to dance, and the eager ones will crowd toward the edge of the dance floor.) If you wish to dance, please have a dance in mind for when it’s your turn to choose. When it is your turn, first invite a partner, then choose a dance. If the dance is for a set, also invite the appropriate number of dancers of your partner’s gender, they will find their own partners, if needed to fill out the set.  If the dance is “for as many as will,” invite all who wish to join in– else the single couple or set dance alone. When the dance is complete, your partner selects a dance and partner of their own, and so on, until we are out of time.

A selection of music will be available, live musicians if possible – but please feel free to bring your own. (The amplified speakers can handle a headphone out or ipod connection.)  
 
Saturday SCA Interests 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Do's and Don'ts of Pentathlon Roundtable  Mstrs Liudmila Vladimirova doch, Mstrs Ciar Inghean Dhaire, Mstr Guiseppe Francesco da Borgia, & Mstrs Eowyn Amberdrake Description not available
Saturday SCA Interests 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Medieval Board Games Lady A'isha al-Raqqasa Do you like to play board games? Would you like to learn more about the board games that were played in SCA period? This class focuses a little on the history of the board games and a lot on how to play. I will give a timeline and brief history of various games, but the focus is on learning to play the following: 9-Men's Morris, Alquerque, Fox-n-geese, Tablut, Pachisi, Yut, Senet, the Royal game of Ur, and Shut the Box.
Saturday SCA Interests 2:00 PM 3:50 PM How to Write Documentation and Research Papers Roundtable  Lord Theo van der Zee & Mistress Ciar inghean Dhaire Description not available
Saturday SCA Interests 4:00 PM 5:50 PM A&S Judging Round Table  Mstr Rowan Killian, Mstrs Mary Taran of Glastonbury, THLady Rekon of Saarema Description not available
Sunday SCA Interests 9:00 AM 10:50 AM A&S Display  THLady Catharine Hawkwood and THLady Arianna Kateryn Nunneschild Class for all levels. Bring your favorite projects to show off in the Arts & Sciences display, and stop by to learn about and admire the research, scientific work, and artistry being done in Caid. [Mary -- per discussions with Mercy] the display will be Sunday morning (last morning class that ends at lunchtime) running through lunch. Setup will be the hour beforehand. Arrangements can be made for earlier setup for those in other morning classes. Documentation encouraged, but not required. Appreciation tokens for the artists are appreciated. Please note: this is NOT a competition. It is a display only. Whether this you're a displays veteran or this is your first time, please come and share your research and work. Artists are encouraged to stay for the display and talk to those who come to see the work. Items need to be picked up at the end of lunchtime. Contact the display coordinator if you need to make other arrangements.
Sunday SCA Interests 11:00 AM 12:50 PM CANCELLED

No Fear Documentation

Mistress Flavia Beatrice de Carmigniani Think "scavenger hunt" instead of that scary "documentation" to create an adventure between you, the library, and your computer! Hand in simple paperwork that will get approval from judges and give you a permanent record of your progress.
 
Saturday SCA Officers 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Youth Combat Marshalling  THLord Arthur the Red For Adults wishing to run Youth Combat Tournaments and Melees using Caidan Standards. Discussion for parents and other adults interested in Youth Combat, including weapons and armor. Required class for aspiring Youth Combat Marshals, Authorized Youth Combat Marshals are requested to attend to hear and discuss the latest updates. Class will be held next to Youth Combat Fighter Practice area.
Saturday SCA Officers 11:00 AM 12:50 PM How to be a Territorial Seneschal  Baroness Kale' al-Raqqasa Everything one might need to know in order to fulfill the basic requirements of being a territorial seneschal.
Saturday SCA Officers 11:00AM 12:50 PM Exchequer 101  THLord Tomaso da Barbiano This class is required for all territorial exchequers; it is open to anyone interested in the exchequer office or procedures. Highly recommended for anyone on a financial committee.
Saturday SCA Officers 2:00 PM 3:50 PM CANCELLED
Constable 101 
THLord Michael Treighie Everything one might need to know in order to fulfill the basic requirements of being a territorial constable
Saturday SCA Officers 4:00 PM 5:50 PM A Peek Behind the Peerage Curtain  Roundtable led by Mstrs Brianna JeNell How do peers actually think?  What role do our charters p lay in our game?  What to we look for in potential peers?  Is it really wrong to want to be a peer (or is it only wrong to want to be a Laurel or Pelican)?  This class would be an informative Q&A along the lines of many of the "Ask a Peer" groups on Facebook, but face to face and dealing specifically in Caid.  
Saturday SCA Officers 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Youth Officer 101  Master David of Caithness In general, the local Youth Officer provides opportunities for parents and other adults to engage in age appropriate activities with youth members by providing ideas, games, crafts, stories, and songs for parents to work with their children and the children of others. Youth Activity Teams are made up of adult members of the local group with minor children, grandchildren, or who are interested in Youth Activities. Together they provide the guidance and supervision to carry out age appropriate activities planned by the local group Youth Activity Officer.
Sunday SCA Officers 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Compendium Caidis: The Caid Wiki THLord Lachlan Cromarty Learn about "Collegium Caidis", the online Wiki repository for all things Caidan -- history, people and customs. We will both discuss the website's history and future, and look into the language and best practices for editing articles.
 
Saturday Textiles - Clothing 1 9:00 AM 10:50 AM How to Make and Design for Different Types of Pleats  Mstrs Juliana Neuneker Hirsch V. Schutzhundheim & Vscts Whilja De Gothia This is a hands-on class where we will make samples of knife pleats, box pleats, cartridge pleats and go over the concept of organ pipe pleats. We will go over how to design for and calculate patterns to account for pleats.
Saturday Textiles - Clothing 1 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Introduction to Millinery  Baroness Arianna Kateryn Nunneschild  An overview of hatmaking techniques, suitable for adaptation to a wide variety of SCA-appropriate styles.
Saturday Textiles - Clothing 1 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Dressing your Feathers, Feather Manipulation and Decoration for Renaissance Costume  Mstrs Juliana Neuneker Hirsch V. Schutzhundheim & Vscts Whilja De Gothia This Is a hands on class on manipulating and  modifying feathers to recreate the various feather styles seen in Renaissance millinery, including curling, crimping, thinning, doubling, and beading. Different kinds of treatments including trimming and steaming, as well as care and restoration will be covered.
Saturday Textiles - Clothing 1 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Viking Age Scandinavian Clothing  Mstrs Ciar ingen Daire Learn about the various garments and accessories required for a well-dressed Viking – we will discuss men's and/or women’s clothing, depending on student interests. This class will cover pattern options, fabric choices, and embellishment suggestions. If time permits, students will leave with a personal pattern for a tunic, or a dress and smokkr (apron-dress).
Saturday Textiles - Clothing 1 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Skjoldehamn Hood  Mistress Saeunn Egilsdottir The Skjoldehamn hood is an 11th century Norwegian garment. In this class, students will make the hood by hand, and leave with a finished and wearable item.
Saturday Textiles - Clothing 1 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Period Cutting Layouts: How to get a kirtle out of three yards of Fabric  Dame Richenda Coffin Do you ever wonder how medieval tailors got those garments out of 22" wide silk yardages? Are you ever frustrated with wasting fabric because the pattern pieces just don't use the space well? Are you ever frustrated because you just don't have enough of that special fabric to make the special thing? Come learn the medieval approach to laying out pattern pieces and making the most of the fabric you buy.
Saturday Textiles - Clothing 1 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Make your own fabric buttons and lacing cords  Vscts Wilja de Gothia A hands on introduction to how to make your own medieval fabric buttons, how to make lacing cord and assemble aiglets (the pointy brass piece that helps you thread the lacing string through the holes) and how to sew hand sewn lacing and button holes
Sunday Textiles - Clothing 1 9:00 AM 10:50 AM An Overview of 16th Century German Clothing  Vscts Wilja de Gothia & THLady Adelheit An overview of the dresses from different areas and classes in Germany during the 16th century: what is the difference between the lower, middle and upper class? What kind of dresses are Housebook, Nurnberg, Swabian, Trossfrau, Landsknecht, Reislaufer, Saxon and Cranach?
Sunday Textiles - Clothing 1 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Make Your Own 16th Century Hat  Vscts Wilja de Gothia Make your own German 16th century wool hat (unisex) and linen Wulsthaube (f), and take the opportunity to try on a selection of different hats, haubes and head wraps during the German Renaissance.
Sunday Textiles - Clothing 1 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Venetian Lace Collars  THLady Medb inghen Echuid We will cover basic techniques to create a 16th century stand-up Venetian lace collar.
 
Saturday Textiles - Clothing 2 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Beginning garb - Norman dress  THLady Julianna Romfare demo of Robin Netherton's Norman dress pattern, with discussion and demo of ways to modify it. Opportunity to cut out a Norman dress. Discussion with resources of different periods of fashion and examples of resources for creating garb and fabrics suitable for the period. Men's and children's garb also considered.
Saturday Textiles - Clothing 2 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Basic Tailoring Techniques  Herrin Adelheit Schwarzenkatze This class will cover basic tailoring techniques and stitches that can be used in creating late period clothing.  Focus will be placed on wool as a fabric choice because of its unique characteristics that make it a pliable and manipulable material. 
Saturday Textiles - Clothing 2 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Introduction to Hand Appliqué  Baroness Arianna Kateryn Nunneschild Want to create garments, banners, or other items appliquéd with heraldic charges, without machine zigzag stitches?  This class will show you how to use templates to create hand-sewn appliqué pieces, for a more historically-appropriate appearance
Saturday Textiles - Clothing 2 4:00 PM 5:50 PM A Sewing Machine is Just a Power Tool  Sir Artus Quintus Like all new skills, learning to sew can be intimidating. This class is geared towards fighters with little or no sewing knowledge and the goal is to have them learn to prep, cut, and sew a pair of drawstring pants and/or an under tunic by the end of class. The focus will be on hands-on skills so come ready to sew!
Sunday Textiles - Clothing 2 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Beginning Hand Sewing THLady Ellyn of Tanwyour Learn the basics of hand sewing including hems, seam treatments, and decorative stitching. Even if you have never held a needle you can learn this stuff. We will cover thread types, basic equipment you should have with you at all times, hand stitches they used in period, flat felled vs. French seams, and one trick that I just learned that will blow you away. If you dread hand finishing your garb because you don't feel comfortable, this class is for you.
 
Saturday Textiles - Fiber 1 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Norse seam Treatments  Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood & Countess Trifona Anastasiia Dodovicha Learn what stitches were used and how to do them. We will be reviewing some extant seams, but the primary focus will be on learning the stitches.
Saturday Textiles - Fiber 1 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Beginning Metal Thread Embroidery  Comptesse Albra Katerine Marie Isabel Bautiste Students will learn 3 basic stitches common in metal thread embroidery from late medieval thru the Elizabethan period--A) padded satin stitch B) simple couching C) basket weave couching Students will be learning these stitches as they embroider a little needle book.
Saturday Textiles - Fiber 1 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Beginning Blackwork  Elzebeth Nadel Class will teach stitches used in early blackwork. Will also go over a brief history of its evolution.
Saturday Textiles - Fiber 1 4:00 PM 5:50 PM They Wore Color?: Viking Age Dyes  THLady Maeve Douglass This class is designed as a brief overview of what we know about Viking Age dyes based on extant archaeological evidence and experimental archaeology. 
Sunday Textiles - Fiber 1 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Creating Illuminated Initials with Fabric  Mistress Adelicia of Caithness Description not available
Sunday Textiles - Fiber 1 11:00 AM 12:50 PM
Sunday Textiles - Fiber 1 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Coppergate Naalbinding Stitch  THLady Sophia de la Roche Instruction in the copper gate stitch (also known as UU/OOO) in the round, and decreasing techniques for construction of socks.
 
Saturday Textiles - Fiber 2 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Spinning Circle  Mstrs Bridget Lucia MacKenzie Students will get personalized, patient instruction on spinning with a drop spindle or spinning wheel. We will have a collection of loaner drop spindles available, or bring your own. You will have plenty of time to get the hang of spinning, including fiber preparation, carding, handling different types of fiber and plying several spun fibers into yarn. Experienced spinners are invited to come help and to share spinning knowledge with the students. Students can come at any time in the 2 hour workshop period to drop in and learn. Learning how to spin takes just a few minutes, but practice is needed to be proficient.  Come sit and spin with us!
Saturday Textiles - Fiber 2 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Intermediate Tablet Weaving - Horchdorf Pebble Weave Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood  This will be a hands on class on doing the Horchdorf style pebble weave. We will be warping the cards, learning how to create patterns, and weave them. There will also be a review of some of the extant patterns done in this technique.
Saturday Textiles - Fiber 2 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Smocking Roundtable  Mistress Thea Northernridge This class is open to students of all levels. Bring your smocking questions...we will have experienced stitchers available to answer them.
Saturday Textiles - Fiber 2 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Felting Wool Workshop  Mstrs Bridget Lucia MacKenzie Students will learn 2 Felting Techniques: Wet Felting in a plastic bag and Dry Needle Felting. Students will lay out colored wool in a 12x12 square, then put it into a plastic zip lock bag with soap and hot water, then roll it around for 15 minutes. It makes a 10" square that can be sewn onto garb or a bag or whatever; its mostly just a great way to learn about felting without being really wet and messy, since the water is (mostly!) contained in the bag. For Dry Felting, students will use felting needles to press wool fiber and cut-out felt shapes into larger pieces of felt. There are many lovely colors to choose from. 
Sunday Textiles - Fiber 2 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Embroidery stitches  Dame Joan Silvertoppe Enliven your garments! This class will cover various embroidery stitches that were generally used during the SCA periods. The types of stitches discussed will depend on the general level of the students in the class. This is a hands on class, and basic supplies will be provided. Related topics may be discussed as time allows.
Sunday Textiles - Fiber 2 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Weaving Rescue Workshop  Mstrs Bridget Lucia MacKenzie Is your Card or Inkle Loom sitting unused, with that complex warping you just could not figure out? Have you stopped weaving because something went wrong with your pattern, and you just could not fix it? Or worse, is your loom empty, and you don’t know where to start? Help is here! Come to the Weaving Rescue Workshop so you can warp-up, repair the mixed-up pattern, or assist you finish your weaving. You can learn basic Card/Tablet Weaving, or advanced Weaving of Words or Patterns, or Ram’s Horn Pattern. Experienced Weavers are invited to come help in this Open Workshop.
 
Saturday Teen 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Make all the Things! Lady Anekastrasya Bai & THLady Rekon of Saaremaa Learn to make ALL THE THINGS! Your persona would have had them. Guys and girls welcome. In this class, make (and keep) a beaded bracelet, a leather game pouch, a repoussee (pressed metal) pendant, a two-color twisted cord to hang it from, a fibula (decorated period extra-large safety pin), and something period to eat.
Saturday Teen/ Youth- young 10:00AM 5:50 PM Youth Combat Lord Arthur the Red Youth up to 16 years old may put on loaner armor and receive sword-play training. This is your chance to learn great moves used by the experts. Wear closed-toed shoes. This class will be held at the same place and right after the Youth Combat Marshaling Class, so parents and MITs can be present and attend the practice.
Saturday Teen 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Easy as Pie! Once More with Filling Lady Aurelia della Rosa Create and learn about the different types of fillings used Medieval times for  tarts. This is a hands on cooking class where we will be tasting the final products.  Please alert the instructor of any food allergies.
Saturday Teen 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Metal Working 101 Baron Jon Thomme de Claydon Hands on class working with metal. Learn to make a Viking serpent ammule
Saturday Teen 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Make a Viking Bag Lady Isabel Rouen de Aragon Simple age appropriate sewing project that’s fun and useful to wear to SCA events
Sunday Teen 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Brew It Up  Lord Geoffrey Brewer Learn to brew a period drink that you can make and bring to share at the next event that you attend.  This is a hands on class where tasting will be involved so please make sure the instructor knows of any food allergies. Students are encouraged to bring their Page School booklet to have this section signed off after the completion of class.
Sunday Teen 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Herbs in Medieval Times Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn Learn about some of the herbs that were use during the medieval times.  Are they still used today and what were their common uses.  We will be trying out some of those uses in class.  Please alert the instructor on any allergies. Students are encouraged to bring their Page School booklet to have the this section signed off after the completion of the class
Sunday Teen 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Book Arts Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn Learn about and complete an illumination project. for those students who are ready, they can learn to write a thank you note in calligraphy. Students are encouraged to bring their Page School booklet to have the this section signed off after the completion of their projects. Younger Youth are also invited to join this class and they will be provided with age appropriate projects.
 
Saturday Youth-young 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Page School Lady Isabel Rouen de Aragon We will be doing hands on learning and going over different topics covered in the booklets of Caid's Page School and completing tasks and projects
Saturday Youth-young 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Needle Crafts Lady Seraphina de Arlotto Learn about different types of stitchery and then complete an age appropriate pattern in needlework. Students are encouraged to bring with them their Page School booklet so that we may sign off the areas that get completed
Saturday Youth-young 2:00 PM 3:50 PM Soap Carving Master David of Caithness Soap carving is an easy & fun handicraft for kids age 5 to 8. Children learn the basics of whittling and chip carving using bars of soap and craft sticks. This activity is great for boys or girls. Added bonus? Bars of Ivory soap are very cheap and clean up is a breeze. It is soap, after all. Wooden carving tools are best for younger children, but older kids should be able to use a traditional set of wood carving tools. Soap carving is a great introduction to wood carving, which is more difficult and can be more dangerous for little ones.
Saturday Youth-young 4:00 PM 5:50 PM Rounds and Rhymes (suitable for all ages)  Lady Avicia da na Baiona, Lady Angharat Goch Students will learn simple rounds and nursery rhymes from period, suitable for the very young and the young at heart.
Sunday Youth-young 9:00 AM 10:50 AM Beaded Jewelry  Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn We will be learning about period beads and then will be making a beaded jewelry project. Students are encouraged to bring with them their Page School booklet so that we may sign off the areas that get completed.
Sunday Youth-young 11:00 AM 12:50 PM Simple Sotelties  Lady Aurelia de la Rossa Students will have fun playing and creating with edible ingredients.  Learn about the practice of illusion foods in period.  Older youth are welcome to attend as well.  This is a hands on class.  Parents of very smalls are encouraged to remain in class. Please Alert teacher of any food allergies
 

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