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May 16 - May 17, 2015

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Course Catalog

Last Modified: Mayri 2015

Notes: Unless otherwise noted, all classes are Beginner level classes. Please review the catalog for Pre-requisites and materials you should bring to the class.

Changes made on the Schedule are noted on the Catalog below in Bold Red Fonts

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Rapier | Scribal | Society Skills | Unarmored Combat | Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather Craft | Youth - Teen | Youth - Children

Track Day Time Instructor Class Title Class Description / Pre-Requisites / Materials
 
A&S Judging SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Mistress Caterucia Bice da Ghiacceto Road to Pentathlon Have you always wanted to enter Pentathlon but been overwhelmed by the thought of making at least five items over two years? This class is for you!

This class is the first in a series designed to help you plan your entries, find resources and experts, do lots of research, write documentation, and create presentations. We will meet periodically over the next two years to keep you focused and on schedule. Think of it as an A&S Competition study group!

The series will be geared toward entering Pentathlon, but people entering the Arts & Sciences Fair are welcome, too.

Students should bring: Notetaking materials and lots of ideas for brainstorming!
A&S Judging SAT 11:00 - 12:50 TH Lady Maeve Douglass, Theonid de Zeeuwe, & Mistress Ciar ingen Daire Research and Documentation Roundtable This class will give a general overview of how to write documentation and basic research skills. What exactly are judges looking for when they read your documentation? What are good sources? How do you find good sources? If there is interest, research and topic papers can also be discussed. Bring copies of your documentation for feedback or research questions you'd like help with!

Pre-Requisites: None, this is designed to be adjusted as needed to the students' prior knowledge.

Instructor will provide:
*Handout with internet research tips and a research planner
*Examples of quality documentation
*Computer with interweb connectivity to help with research

Students should bring:
*Documentation for feedback
*Research Questions
*Tools for notetaking
A&S Judging SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Dame Selene Colfox and The Hon. Lady Meala Caimbeul Revel Roundtable A roundtable with veteran revel-runners Dame Selene Colfox and The Hon. Lady Meala Caimbeul.

Hour 1: elements of party planning for SCA groups.

Hour 2: mini revel! Snacks, chatting, dancing and gaming. What To Do, What Not To Do and Why Not.

Pre-Requisites: Intention to bring a good time to all.

Students should bring: Game sets and dancing shoes would also be in order. Bring Your Own Revel Snacks and writing materials.
A&S Judging SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Dame Richenda Coffin & Dame Arianna Nunneschild Get 'Er Done Without Going Crazy: Bite Sized Pieces for Massive Projects Have you ever wanted to do something really big, really time consuming but weren't sure how to start? Wanted to enter Pentathlon but were intimidated by the amount of work? Ended up crafting at midnight 6 nights in a row because of a deadline? Then this class is for you! Dame Arianna and Dame Richenda will discuss coping and planning strategies that will help you actually achieve those big goals and stay sane (mostly).

Pre-Requisites: a desire to accomplish big things!

Instructor will provide: Handout

Students should bring: note taking materials
A&S Judging SAT 4:00 - 5:50 TH Lady Catharine Hawkwood How to give Positive Feedback Quick and easy tips for how to tell an artist what you think works and didn't work and how to give suggestions to take things to the next level. Students will judge items provided by the teacher, then provide positive feedback to each other about how they, as judges, judged.

Instructor will provide: handout and items to be judged.

Students should bring: note taking materials. Enthusiasm, sense of humor, commitment to provide helpful feedback.
A&S Judging SUN 11:00 - 12:50 TH Lady Rekon of Saaremaa & Mistress Asakura Machime
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A&S Show-and-Tell Potluck Lunch Intermediate Class

Bring pieces of your work - completed or in progress - to show, share, and discuss in a collaborative, supportive atmosphere while we share SUN lunch. Bards and other performing folk are invited to bring a piece to perform live or a recording and the means to play it. Everyone, please bring a dish to share with a complete list of ingredients (whether you made it yourself or not – period recipes are very welcome!).

Instructor will provide: examples of our arts, documentation/sources, and a dish and/or drink to share

Students should bring: examples of your arts, documentation/sources, and a dish and/or drink to share
 
Archery SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Robin Greenwood of Arden Archery Form -- Raising your Skills to the Next Level Intermediate Class

Archery is about What Works.
Not all archers are built the same, so what works for you? We all loose a bad shot now & then, but we do ourselves no good by concentrating on our mistakes. What works is to know how to get back to Solid Form, time and again, on every shot. This class will be dedicated to identifying a few important Checkpoints, step by step, to get your groove on and hit that target!

Pre-Requisites: All archers should have already taken safety instruction. This class covers archery technique, not safety orientation.

Instructor will provide:  2 banana bows for detailed form work.

Student should bring: If live firing is allowed, archers should bring their equipment to shoot.
Archery SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Master Thomas Blackkeep Flemish Twist Bowstring for Crossbows Intermediate Class

This class will teach the student to make Flemish Twist bow strings for Crossbows. The bow strings will be made by the student for the student's provided crossbow. All materials and equipment except for the student's bow will be provided. Should special equipment be needed for unstringing the bow, the student must also provide that equipment. The student will leave the class with copies of the information necessary for making the bowstring as well as a completed bowstring.

Pre-Requisites: Some experience with the crossbow. Student needs to know how to remove string from crossbow.

Instructor will provide: All materials and equipment except crossbow and any equipment to remove bow string from crossbow.

Student should bring: Crossbow for which the string will be made and any equipment necessary for removal of bowstring.
Archery SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Master Thomas Blackkeep Flemish Twist Bow String-Long Bow and Recurves Intermediate Class

This class will teach the student to make Flemish Twist bow strings for both long bows and recurve bows. The bow strings will be made by the student for the student's provided bow. All materials and equipment except for the student's bow will be provided. The student will leave the class with copies of the information necessary for making the bowstring as well as a completed bowstring.

Pre-Requisites: Some experience with target archery.

Instructor will provide: Everything but the bow.

Student should bring: The Bow for which they will make the bow string.
Archery SUN 09:00 - 10:50 Lord Dafydd ap Tomas Introduction to Arrow Building The class will provide an introduction to the tools, materials and techniques necessary to build SCA legal arrows. We will discuss types of wood for arrow shafts, how to select the correct shaft for your bow, the different types of finishes, adhesives, fletchings, nocks and points available, and will walk through the step by step process of arrow assembly.
Archery SUN 11:00 - 12:50 Lord Dafydd ap Tomas Fletch-In This class immediately follows the arrow building class and an open workshop to exchange knowledge and ideas for those building arrows or wanting to learn. Bring your own materials and fletching jig. Anyone having an extra fletching jig or one they are not using for the day and are willing to share are encouraged to bring
them to the workshop.

Instructor will provide: None. (Depending on availability there may be a limited number of fletching jigs available to share)

Students should bring: Arrow shafts, fletching supplies and fletching jig. There may be a limited number of fletching jigs available to share.
Archery SUN 2:00 - 3:50 Baron JonThomme deClaydon Archers Roundtable Annual meeting of the Caid Academy of Archers.
To discuss business and the state of Archery across all territories. To take question from the archers of the Kingdom and hopefully provide some guidance and direction to the archery community at large.

Students should bring: Notetaking materials
 
Armored SAT 09:00 - 10:50 War College Staff Command in War I Command in War I would be the first in a series of War College classes designed for members of the Army of Caid. This Class will focus on commands, fire teams, unit orginization,and weapon mixes at the unit level.

Instructor will provide: class outline & handout.
Armored SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Duke Patrick O'Malley of Ulidia Power, Speed, & Transitions This class will cover various mechanics to deliver fast hard shots and how to transition smoothly from one blow to the next.
Armored SAT 11:00 - 12:50 War College Staff Unit Activities Between the Wars This class is part of the War College series. It will focus on activities a unit can run to keep themselves prepared for upcoming wars. Drills, workshops, esprit de corps, and recruiting will be discussed.
Armored SAT 11:00 - 12:50 HRM Mansur ibn al-Sha'bi ibn Rafi' Crosstraining for Armored Combat "While fighting practice and pell practice are always useful training tools, adding elements of exercise and strength training to your routine can help improve your power, accuracy and endurance.  We will identify the core physical attributes and muscle groups that are important to armored combat, and discuss what cross training techniques can help you improve in those areas."
Armored SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Duke Guillaume de Belgique Chivalry Roundtable There are few subjects more diverse, complex and (sometimes) misunderstood than chivalry and “points of honor” on the SCA fighting field. This panel discussion will provide some depth and background to the conventions of chivalry from a fighter’s perspective regarding the fine points of fighting etiquette. For those who fight - and interested spectators too! - this class will help dispel the myths and misconceptions about chivalric behavior and its role in tournament and the battlefield.
Armored SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Duke Tomuki Psychology of Fighting  
Armored SUN 09:00 - 10:50 Duke Patrick O'Malley of Ulidia Tournament Etiquette, Rules and Calibration  
Armored SUN 11:00 - 12:50 Duke Tomuki  Art of Two Handed Weapons  
Armored SUN 2:00 - 3:50 Sir Ilia Aleksandrovich Where did that come from? Feints & Angles
 
Cooking/Brewing SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Mistress Ceara ingen Chonaill Bread Basics Baking bread was an everyday staple of medieval life. What was eaten to break the nightly fast? Probably bread, cheese and ale.
Bread was an integral part of life, from being made at home or in the village oven or being wealthy enough to have one's own bread ovens.
We will have some finished product to taste, and work on making bread from a sourdough starter.

Instructor will provide: handouts, bread to try and knead and to eat.
Cooking/Brewing SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Lady Elyena de Montfort An Introduction to Making Mead This is an introduction on how to brew your first batch of mead and have it turn out good. This class will talk about what equipment and materials you will need to start brewing your own mead. As well as a brief history of mead, different varieties of mead and safe practices when brewing mead. We will also discuss the various equipment needed for brewing for brewing your first batch. I hope this class will help provide a good foundation for those inserted in brewing first class mead.

This is a beginner level class no prior experience required.

Instructor will provide: Handouts with information pertaining to brewing your first batch of mead along with helpful links for brewing your first batch of mead.

Students: should bring note taking materials
Cooking/Brewing SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Magistra Claudia Prima Those Wild and Crazy Romans Milk-fed snails? Sow's Uterus? Fermented fish guts? The ancient Romans were known for eating foods that would be considered strange and even dangerous in today's world. This class will discuss the many and varied victuals of Ancient Rome and we'll even sample a couple of peculiar delicacies prepared for your discerning palate.

Pre-Requisites: a strong stomach would be a help!

Instructor will provide: All

Students should bring: Apron, note taking materials
Cooking/Brewing SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Lord Dafydd ap Tomas Beer for Dummies If you have wanted to try brewing beer but know nothing about it or find yourself intimidated by all the talk of ph levels, IBU's, alpha levels and fermentation temperatures, this is the class for you. This class will cover the basic materials and equipment needed for brewing beer good beer with malt extract that will impress your friends, and take you step by step through the procedure. I'll also provide several tested and proven recipes and cover some of the tips and tricks that I wish someone had told to me when I started brewing. Due to time restrictions and site rules, no actual brewing will be demonstrated, but examples of all materials, equipment and ingredients will be presented.

Instructor will provide: Handout with information covered in class and recipes
Cooking/Brewing SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Lady Diana Ewan of Starkhafn Ointments, Salves, and Apothecary Curiosities This class will teach you the basics of how to craft an ointment or salve using beeswax and oils. Herbal properties both modern and period will be discussed, as will the role of apothecaries in period. Extant recipes of apothecaries for medicinal and culinary application will be discussed as well.

Pre-Requisites: Anyone is welcome

Instructor will provide: a handout with recipes and instructions including a sheet on herbal properties and use of essential oils.

Students should bring: Pen and notepaper.
Cooking/Brewing SAT 4:00 - 5:50 TH Lady Vitasha Ivanova doch' Period Wine Drinks Learn what wines were found in period and taste a few varieties. Recipes for period wine drinks such as clarrey, hippocras, and possets will be shared. Due to site restrictions, we will use a non-alcoholic wine to make and taste a clarrey and a posset in class, time permitting.

Instructor will provide: Non-alcoholic wine for tasting, all ingredients to make the class samples, and electronic notes upon request.

Students should bring: A small tasting cup for sampling.
Cooking/Brewing SUN 09:00 - 10:50 Magistra Claudia Prima Period Food Fermenting and Preservation In this hands-on class we will learn about the science of lacto-fermentation as it applies to the preservation of vegetables and fruits. We will also talk about other methods of food preservation used in SCA period and sample several preserved items. I will demonstrate the simple art of pickling your own vegetables using the lacto-fermentation method. If you'd like to take home a jar of veggies that should be ready to eat in a week please bring a 1-quart or smaller mason jar with a clean lid.

Instructor will provide: Vegetables, salt brine, spices

Students should bring: 1 quart mason jar with lid, chef's knife, cutting board
Cooking/Brewing SUN 09:00 - 10:50 TH Lady Sophia de la Roche The Medieval Kitchen Garden A survey of kitchen gardens from monastic and estate examples, period gardening text, discussion of anachronistic climate and cultural considerations, and planning a garden for recreating medieval cuisine.

Pre-Requisites: Familiarity with medieval cuisine and/or gardening helpful

Instructor will provide: Handouts, seeds, possibly live seedlings

Students should provide: Basket or bag for taking away materials.
Cooking/Brewing SUN 11:00 - 12:50 TH Lady Medb ingen Echuid
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Alchemy Science: Herbal Tinctures Learn the science behind herbal tinctures! This class will focus primarily on the science of chemical separations as it applies to creating alchemical herbal tinctures, with discussion of practical application.

Instructor will provide: Handout

Students should bring: Notetaking materials

Cooking/Brewing SUN 11:00 - 12:50 Hallr brjost Starsson One Gallon Brewing I'll bet you already own 90% of what you need to start brewing, and what you need to buy won't cost more than $20.1 gallon brewing does not require a large investment of time, space, or money to get started.

We'll go over brewing basics. The difference between small batch, large batch, and commercial brewing. I'll tell you all the reasons small batch brewing is better, an admit the few reasons it's not. I'll give you recipes, as well as teach you how to scale down available recipes. Also, we'll talk about how to make your own recipes.

Pre-Requisites: None!
You need to be of legal drinking age to brew. But you can start learning earlier, so that you are more prepared when you can brew. My 14 yet old daughter knows much if what I'll be teaching, and she assists in brewing often.

Instructor will provide: Handouts

Students should bring: note taking materials
Cooking/Brewing SUN 2:00 - 3:50 Hallr brjost Starsson Brewing in Russia Intermediate class.

Information on brewing in Eastern Europe can be found in more than just the Domostroi.

I'll share my research and the resources I've found in my studies. You do not have to have brewing skills to take this class.

It will be a round table discussion where everyone can share and compare Eastern Slavic brewing resources.

Pre-Requisites: Must have a cursory knowledge of brewing and/or medieval Slavic culture.

Instructor will provide: Handouts, Reference books.

Students should bring: their own list of sources. There is nothing saying I have all the resources. If you have something I don't, I want to see what you have.
 
Costume/Textiles SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Viscountess Whilja de Gothia Period Underwear: The Sture Shirt Intermediate Class

A shirt is just a shirt, right? Join us in the analysis of a surviving linen shirt from 1567 and see how a commonly overlooked component of a complete outfit can drastically enhance the look of your garb.
Discussions will include close up pictures of the original piece and a full scale reproduction. We will also discuss different solutions of how to change a pattern to fit your own skill level of sewing.

Pre-Requisites: Basic skills in sewing

Students should bring: Notebook and pen
Costume/Textiles SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Mistress Ciar ingen Daire
https://ciarsstitchintime.wordpress.com/
Viking Age Scandinavian Clothing Intermediate Class

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. We will also discuss fabric choices and embellishment suggestions

Pre-Requisites: Interest in Viking Age clothing

Instructor will provide: Handout

Students should bring: Notetaking materials
Costume/Textiles SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Comptesse, Albra Katerine Marie Isabel Bautiste OL, OP Drafting 16th Persian Clothing Students will learn to take a few basic measurements on each other---and with the teacher's help-- use these to draft their own set of patterns for a 16th century Persian outfit,consisting of under kamiz, inner and outter entari, and shalwar(pants). There will also be a description of appropriate textile choices there, and color schemes for the time period.

Pre-Requisites: Very basic sewing skills would be helpful

Instructor will provide: pattern paper --measuring tapes---yard sticks, and felt tip pens for their usage in class. Each student will take home a set of patterns.

Students should bring: note taking materials. If they also want to bring their own measureing tapes and rulers, scissors even better :)
Costume/Textiles SAT 11:00 - 12:50 TH Lady Adelheit Schwarzenkatze Padstitching This class will talk about padstitching, a tailoring technique and its use in the sixteenth century. We will start with a brief overview of what it is and where it can be used. There will be a practical aspect of the class and participants will practice the stitch on a quarter size collar. Please bring a needle, thread, snips, and thimble.

Instructor will provide: A pattern, material for collar and interfacing

Students should bring: Needle, thread, snips, thimble
Costume/Textiles SAT 2:00 - 3:50 TH Lady Adelheit Schwarzenkatze 16th Century Germanic Regional Dress for Women This will be a survey class covering the clothing worn by the upper and middle class women of the Germanic regions in the sixteenth Century.
Costume/Textiles SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Baroness Thea Northernridge Temple Rings for Ladies' Slavic Rus Garb We will explore information about ladies' Slavic Rus garb and then the context of the temple rings. Class participants will also make a pair of wire temple rings.

Instructor will provide: Wire

Students should bring: Wire working tools, note taking materials
Costume/Textiles SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Lady Rayhana bint Estafanos Closures: How to finish garb medievally This class will cover making hand-sewn eyelets, fabric buttons and thread covered buttons as well as how to attach them to your garb.

Pre-Requisites: Some hand sewing experience preferred, but not required

Instructor will provide: Student kit, scissors, awls.

Students should bring: Scissors and awls if available.
Costume/Textiles SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Mistress Ellyn of Tanwayour Medieval Stitching Intermediate Class

Review and try out medieval seam treatments and discuss garment construction techniques. Most of the information comes from 'The Medieval Tailor's Assistant' and 'Woven Into The Earth'. I've tried most of the techniques and find that when using the medieval methods the seams are stronger and more attractive than machine or modern hand stitches.

Pre-Requisites: Basic sewing skills and some experience with hand sewing.

Instructor will provide: The books I use for reference, 'The Medieval Tailor's Assistant' and 'Woven Into The Earth', will be available for perusal and reference. I will have copies of some of the pages from one or both books.

Students should bring: Bring scraps of linen and wool or garments in process plus whatever sewing equipment you use for hand sewing.
Costume/Textiles SUN 09:00 - 10:50 TH Lady Johanna von Nürnberg and Baroness Svana Laransdottir Care and Feeding of Garb  
Costume/Textiles SUN 09:00 - 10:50 Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood & Countess Trifona Anastasiia Dodovicha Norse Garb Embellishment This class will focus on various techniques for embellishing Norse garb.  It will include instruction on embroidery stitches, four-strand braiding, and discussion of documentation.

Instructor will provide: Handouts, Some embroidery/braiding materials will be available

Students should bring: Scissors, needles, embroidery/braiding materials
Costume/Textiles SUN 11:00 - 12:50 Lady Sidney Eileen of Starkhafn Basic Hand Finishing and Hand Stitching Learn the basics of hand stitching, how to select your thread and needle, why to choose one stitch over another for different situations, how to use a thimble, and try your hand at several stitches for assembly and finishing, with particular attention to hems, eyelets, and buttonholes. Exact material covered in the workshop will be tailored to the experience levels and interests of those attending.

Instructor will provide: Needles, thread, practice fabric, and handouts. Also, the instructor will have scissors, a couple thimbles, awls, and fray check available for students to borrow during the class.

Students should bring: Scissors, thimble, and awl if you have them. If not, there will be a handful for students to share during the class.
Costume/Textiles SUN 2:00 - 3:50 TH Lady Matlens Litovka Basic Machine Sewing Learn basic sewing skills and terminology, including tips and tricks to make sewing easier. A very beginning class on all the basics, from cutting fabric, winding a bobbin, and threading a machine, to pressing seams and turning corners. Students will construct a drawstring bag during class.

Instructor will provide: Fabric, and back up everything. Iron and ironing board and at least one extra machine. I will have some extension cords as well.

Students will bring: Bring a sewing machine to learn on and any electrical cords it needs, including the foot pedal! Thread, machine needles, scissors, pins, a ruler, and all the accessories you can think of for the machine. If you don’t know what it does, bring it! We will try to explain it to you. Paper & pencil for notes.
Costume/Textiles SUN 2:00 - 3:50 Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood & Countess Trifona Anastasiia Dodovicha Beginning Sprang This class will focus on basic sprang, and students will make a simple pouch.  If time permits, some additional techniques may be added.

Instructor will provide: Handouts, 10 sprang frames will be available

Students should bring: Frame if they have one, as instructors are limited to providing 10.
Costume/Textiles SUN 2:00 - 3:50 TH Lady Medb ingen Echuid
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Partlets 101 Intermediate Class

Partlets are a great addition to an outfit, and they can be pretty easy! Learn the basics of 16th century partlets and an overview for different regions.

Pre-Requisites: Basic Sewing

Instructor will provide: Handout

Students should bring: Notetaking materials

Costume/Textiles SUN 2:00 - 3:50 Lady Hunith Wen Reverse "Smallerizing" Ever look at those diagrams in Janet Arnold's/Tudor Tailor's books and wonder how you could make them "full size?" Using a basic coif pattern, we'll make our own full-sized pattern that you can take with you. Supplies will be provided, but attendees may want to bring their own pens/pencils, straight-edges.

No pre-requistes

Instructor will provide: Handout, pattern paper, pattern

Students should bring: Pens/Pencils, ruler/straight-edge
Costume/Textiles SUN ALL DAY Lady Hunith Wen, Mistress Maria Theresa Ipeñarrieta, Rayhana bint Estafanos, Sadb ingen Abner uí Lorccáin, Dame Arianna Kateryn Nunneschild, and Nicolete de Brabant Sewing Drop-In This drop in workshop is for anyone needing some help and/or advice with a sewing or costume project. Whether you are hand sewing, or using a sewing machine, facilitators will be available to help. Examples of the sort of help available include, but are not limited to:
Learning the basics of your machine
Hand sewing
Basic fitting and pattern alteration
Costume research
Basic millinery
Garment construction 101

Students should bring: all supplies you have on hand to work on your project. If bringing a sewing machine/serger that you are unfamiliar with, please bring along any applicable manuals.
 
Fiber Arts SAT 09:00 - 10:50 TH Lord Sean Micheal Padraig of Sheep Haven Inkle Weaving - Simple Beginnings Just beginning to Inkle? This class begins at the beginning. This workshop will cover terminology, project planning, loom warp up, and weaving basics. Also covered will be a few simple patterning motifs achieved by how the loom is setup (and a few simple tricks to add additional flavor).

Instructor will provide: Handout

Students should bring: Loom, tools, yarn, pens and paper as required. Students without materials may attend class as a lecture/demo.
Fiber Arts SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Mistress Bridget Lucia Mackenzie Spinning Circle  Beginner & Intermediate Class

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!

Instructor will provide: Wool fiber for spinning, a collection of loaner Drop Spindles and Spinnin Wheels.

Students should bring: Any wool fiber, Drop Spindles or Spinning Wheels they may have.
Fiber Arts SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Countess Trifona Anastasiia Dodovicha Basic Nalebinding Introduces the basic Viking knitting stitch. Can be used to make hats, mittens and socks.

Instructor will provide: Yarn and Nalebinding needle
Fiber Arts SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Viscountess Whilja de Gothia Drawn Thread Work Intermediate Class

Drawn Thread Work is a decorative stitch use to create a lace pattern. You will learn the basic hemstitch/ladder stitch which can be used on aprons, head cloth, caps, underwear, table cloth etc.

Instructor will provide: Linen fabric, linen thread, needle, handout

Students should bring: Notebook, pen
Fiber Arts SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Mistress Bridget Lucia Mackenzie Basic Card/Tablet Weaving Make that big jump from Inkle to Card/Tablet weaving. Students will learn to “speed warp” their looms, and how to turn, rotate and flip the cards to get hundreds of different designs. Advanced students can use this same warping to learn how to create patterns and write words with string.

Student should bring: Card Weaving Loom, 2 balls each of 2 colors of yarn/thread, at least 20 weaving cards. Cards can be obtained here:  http://www.mielkesfarm.com/small_looms.htm 
Fiber Arts SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Comptesse, Albra Katerine Marie Isabel Bautiste OL, OP Intro to Metal Thread Embroidery Students will learn 3 basic metal thread embroidery stitches commonly used in Elizabethean Metal Thread Embroidery--
Basic Couching
Padded Satin Stitch
BasketWeave Couching
while embroidering a little cotten velveteen needlebook.

Pre-Requisites: Basic embroidery helpful.

Instructor will provide: handouts with pictures, little kits for each student, which will include:
2 needles,1 embroidery, and 1 chenille, square of beeswax, 1 square of cotten velveteen, with predrawn pattern, 1 square of interfacing, all foundation and couching threads, 2 different metal threads, one metallic cord, felt for the'pages', ribbon closures for the 'book' when finished.

Students should bring: basic sewing kit, a 6 inch embroidery hoop, scissors they don't mind using on metal threads, notetaking materials
Fiber Arts SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Lady Talan Tanki Aprons Through the Ages (+Intro to Handsewing) A workshop/round-table discussion/meet and greet to teach interested people what they need to perform the task of Chronicler for their territory. Also serves as a meet and greet for experienced chroniclers and to talk about issues and possible solutions they have with their newsletters. Those who are interested in what the chronicler office is even though they aren't planning to become one are welcome as well!

No experience needed - we'll be using aprons as a simple introduction to handsewing techniques. Class will have two levels of instructions available - basic (two tie aprons), intermediate (pleating and smocking).

Instructor will provide: Sewing thread, needles, scissors, wax, and measuring tape included. Handouts divided by experience level.

Students should bring: 1 1/2 yards of fabric, in a solid color, linen preferred.
Fiber Arts SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Mistress Bridget Lucia Mackenzie Card Weaving 3/1 Twill Hallstatt Advanced Class

This is an advanced card/tablet weaving class to learn the 3/1 Broken Twill technique. Students will learn the ancient "Hallstatt" pattern, recreated from textiles recovered from a 2000 year old salt mine in Austria. Students should know basic Card Weaving. This is the next step after Basic Card Weaving, and YOU can learn how to do it!

Pre-Requisites: Students should be proficient in basic card weaving. The warping that is done in the Beginning Card Weaving Class can be used.

Instructor will provide: $15 for Pattern, metal magnetic stitch holder, weaving string.

Students should bring: IF students did not take the Beginning Card Weaving Class, students can speedwarp their looms in class, so bring an empty inkle/card loom, shuttle, and 13 cards. There are limited loaner looms, cord and cards available.
Fiber Arts SUN 09:00 - 10:50 TH Lady Margeret Kerne Brocaded Tablet Weaving This class is hands-on tutorial for creating your own piece of brocaded tablet weaving! While some background knowledge in weaving is useful, even beginners will be able to create their own band. Brocading uses a supplemental weft to create a decorative pattern that looks like embroidery.

Pre-Requisites: It is helpful if students have either weaving or tablet weaving experience, but it is not necessary.

Instructor will provide: Handouts and some materials for students not providing their own.

Students should bring: In preparation for this class, please bring a loom warped with 17 cards, all the same color, and a shuttle filled with the same color. The brocading thread sits on top of the other threads, so it is best to bring a contrasting thread (think heraldic color contrasts). In order to give good coverage, the brocade thread should be twice the size of the background, so either use a string that is twice the size of the background, or create a butterfly with two strings together.
Fiber Arts SUN 09:00 - 10:50 TH Lord Sean Micheal Padraig of Sheep Haven Inkle Weaving - Surface Decoration Intermediate Class

After you have mastered basic inkle weaving, what do you do next? This class explores some pattern motifs accomplished by warp pickup/drop techniques. Class handout will contain some example patterns.

Pre-Requisites: Inkle weaving experience. Beginners may take the course for inspiration an treat it as a lecture/demo class.

Instructor will provide: Handout

Students should bring: Loom, tools, yarns, pen, paper, etc. Students not having materials may attend as a lecture/demo class.
Fiber Arts SUN 11:00 - 12:50 TH Lord Sean Micheal Padraig of Sheep Haven Fiber Arts Roundtable A general discussion roundtable on the fiber arts:
1. What people are doing.
2. What people want to be doing.
3. What classes and/or other support is needed.
4. What kind of organization is needed.
5. What resources are available.
6. Any other fiber arts interests/concerns people may have.

Pre-Requisites: Interest in the fiber arts.

Students should bring: Pens and paper as required.
Fiber Arts SUN 2:00 - 3:50 Dame Richenda Coffin Or Nue Embroidery: The Medieval Secrets Modern Books Don't Teach Or Nue embroidery was done from the 13th to the 16th century and is taught today as couching pairs of gold threads with colored silk to draw glittering pictures. What the modern books don't tell you is there is more than one way to use your thread to draw those pictures- come and find out what the medieval embroiderers were really doing! This is a lecture class; some notes will be provided but come prepared to take your own.

A general knowledge of embroidery is helpful for this class, but not necessary.

Please bring note taking materials.
Fiber Arts SUN 11:00 - 12:50 Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood & Countess Trifona Anastasiia Dodovicha Two Hole Tablet Weaving This class will teach two-hole tablet weaving.  It will include:  warping, weaving, and pattern drafting.

Pre-Requisites: Students need to have a solid understanding of double face tablet weaving.

Instructor will provide: Handouts

Students should bring: 2-3" c-clamps or a board loom (if using inkle loom contact instructor), two colors of fiber, cards, scissors
Fiber Arts SUN 2:00 - 3:50 Lady Livia von Baden Basic finger-loop braiding Learn to create basic round and flat braids. Course may include color placement/simple patterns or additional braids if time permits.

Pre-Requisites: None

Instructor will provide: Cotton embroidery floss, class handout

Student should bring: Alternative fibers/strings if desired.
Fiber Arts SUN 11:00 - 12:50 Lady Sidney Eileen of Starkhafn Basic Opus Anglicum Students will receive a kit with everything they need to complete a small piece of opus anglicum embroidery (except for an embroidery hoop), along with written instructions. They will be taught the basic stitches and design style common to opus anglicum, and will spend most of the class time working on their kit embroidery piece. I will have a handful of embroidery hoops that students may borrow for the duration of the class if they do not have their own.

Pre-Requisites: Previous embroidery or hand sewing experience is helpful, but not required.

Instructor will provide: Linen with a design painted on it, two embroidery needles (one large and one small), flat silk (multiple colors in enough quantities to finish the kit design), jap imitation gold thread, white all-purpose thread, and an instruction handout.

Students should bring: Two pairs of scissors (one set of embroidery snips, and another more robust set of scissors for cutting metal thread), thimble, and a small embroidery hoop.
 
Heraldry SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Baron Beorn of the Northern Sea Vocal Technique for the Herald This class assists in creating a proper vocal regime for the field and/or court herald. The students will learn or refine their breathing technique, posture, diction, head position and declamatory style.

Instructor will provide: Hand outs that provide basic posture, some breathing exercises, and a few heraldic ceremonies for practice.
Heraldry SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Mistress Brianna Je Nell Aislynn of Blue Shadows Intro to Court Heraldry Structure including elements of court such as announcements, award ceremonies.  How to prepare - basic flowchart and cards versus written formats. Overview of what should be included in the event report. 
Heraldry SAT ALL DAY College of Heralds  Heraldic Consultation  
Heraldry SUN ALL DAY College of Heralds  Kingdom Heraldry Meeting  
Heraldry   SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Master Cormac Mor Artistic License for Heraldry You'll frequently hear people talk about how you can tweak your registered device or badge because of "Artistic License." Join Master Cormac and explore what that means...and what it doesn't.
Heraldry   SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Master Cormac Mor Segues & Recoveries for Court Heralds In this class, we will explore how to segue between portions of court, as well as how to regain control when a court goes off the rails.
 
History SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Master Hrodr-Navar Hakonsson Survey of English Coinage of the 13th and 14 Centuries What was it like to use coins valued at their metal content, and not just as symbols of value? How were quality and content controlled? How did English merchants deal with foreign coinage? What changes were implemented by Edward I, that made the English Sterling one of the leading currencies in Europe? We will discuss these issues, and also look at some period coins to see the evolution of designs from Henry III to Edward III.

Instructor will provide: Handouts
History SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Doña (Baronessa) Illuminada Eugenia de Guadalupe y Godoy Using History to Enhance Your Persona 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.

Pre-Requisites: Interest in adding to your persona

Instructor will provide: Handouts

Students should bring: Notetaking materials, enthusiasm
History SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Lady Alpha Luerann Damask The Basics of Stained Glass and its Imagery: Understanding what you see. We will discuss and investigate the imagery found in Stained Glass windows; the focus will be on a basic understanding of the symbolism found in windows to tell us a story through time. A power point and a handout will be shared and discussed while looking at examples of stained glass from the earliest examples of the 10th century up to the 15 century.

Instructor will provide: Handout, with color copies. books to review for referencing, a powerpoint presentation

Students should bring: Paper, pencil
History SUN 11:00 - 12:50 Doña (Baronessa) Illuminada Eugenia de Guadalupe y Godoy Considering the Retablo de Cuidad Rodrigo, through the eyes of a recreator Examining a retablo (set of 26 paintings) from Spain in the 1490's for details which help recreate that time period. Clothing, hats, shoes, armor, and other artifacts of daily life will be examined. The paintings were part of the display behind the altar in the cathedral in Cuidad Rodrigo painted by Gallego.

Pre-Requisites: None... just an interest

Instructor will provide: Some color prints of the photos will be available

Students should bring: Notetaking materials
 
Performance - Bardic SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Lady Alfdis Svoludottir Period Japanese Poetry and Linked Verse-History and Practice Period Japanese poetry is an incredibly rich art, much of which continues to be practiced to this day. This class will give a brief history of the types and evolution of Japanese poetry with a focus on medieval (roughly from 1100-1600) linked verse, a form composed by groups of poets who would respond to each other's verses in turn. We will study both the conventions and examples of this unique form in translation, and then compose our own poem! Composition will be play or pass, so there's no need to pressure yourself to compose any verse if you'd prefer not to.

Instructor will provide: Packet of handouts with example poems (in translation), scratch paper and pencils.

Students: No materials needed, just curiosity and a willingness to experiment!
Performance - Bardic SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Lady Briana MacCabe Song Swap and Sing-Along Are you looking to increase your catalog of SCA-appropriate tunes? Do you have a song in your repertoire that you wish more Caidans knew? Would you like to get together with a friendly bunch of folk and sing some merry tunes? Then this song swap is for you!

For this class, please bring 10 copies of a song you would like to share with the group. This can be an old favorite you learned at wars past, a creation of your own, or your favorite Dowland madrigal. Accompanying instruments and stories about your piece are highly encouraged though not required!

Kind friends and companions, come join us in rhyme!

Students should bring: 10 copies of a song to share with the other students. If you would like to record the tunes, please bring a recording device.
Performance - Bardic SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Duke Guillaume de Belgique Reading Shakespeare Like An Elizabethan Actor Modern readers are reluctant to pick up one of
Shakespeare's plays-they find The Bard boring,
confusing, and hard to read. But if you don't enjoy
reading works like Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, or
Henry V, put the blame where it belongs: It's
Shakespeare's fault! In this class you will learn how to enjoy Shakespeare as it was originally written--
for an actor on the Elizabethan stage! With these five simple techniques, you
can learn to enjoy Shakespeare's works for the first
time, or (if you're a Shakespeare fan already)
discover even greater depth in these well-known period works of literature.

Instructor will provide: Handouts
Performance - Bardic SUN 11:00 - 12:50 Baron Beorn of the Northern Sea Vocal Performance: The Theory and The Practical Following a brief history of the origins of vocal performance, the attendees will work on the theoretical and practical applications of breath control, posture, gesture, diction, and proper head placement. The students will work on period through modern musical manuscript and sing either solo or choral works by the end of class.

Pre-Requisites: An interest in vocal performance, a desire to sing, reading music is ideal, but the rudimentary techniques will be explained in class. Also, the understanding that one may be called upon to perform in class. Wear comfortable attire.

Instructor will provide: Hand-outs on period works, written music, and an electric piano for pitch placement.

Students should: Bring a piece of music to work on, a pencil, and any note taking material desired.
Performance - Bardic SUN 2:00 - 3:50 Lady Angharat Goch Caid Choir Rehearsal Intermediate Class

Join the Caid Choir to rehearse for our Potrero War performance!

Sheet music and learning tracks are available online through the yahoo group and our facebook group, participants are encouraged to print their own music and learn their parts individually before coming to practice, but all are welcome. Contact instructor for details.

Pre-Requisites: Ability to read music and some choral experience preferred but not required. If you need help please contact instructor in advance.

Students should bring: Sheet music for Potrero concert
Pencil for notation
Binder or folder to hold music
 
Perfomance - Dance SUN 09:00 - 10:50 TH Lady Maluchka Korotkova So, You Think You Can't Dance? This is a class for anyone who considers themselves a beginner. We will start by covering the most absolutely basic period dances, like bransles, and progress to simple English Country Dances. We will also include at least one Almain and at least one Pavanne. We will focus on dances that would commonly be taught at an SCA ball, so that students will feel more confident in attending one in the future.

Students should bring: Comfortable shoes. No flip-flops, please.
 
Rapier SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Don Lot Ramirez Rapier Marshalling 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.

PLEASE NOTE: There are new rules in submission at Kingdom Level. We will be reviewing the new changes. This will be a good class for any Rapier Marshal, even experienced ones.

Rapier experience or viewing of rapier fighting is a benefit.
Rapier SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Lord Rhydderch Derwen Rapier 101 Begining Rapier: This class is designed for those who are new to or are interested in rapier in the SCA. We will cover the rules, different forms, begining instruction, as well as gear selection (armor and weapon) and basic sword maintnence.

Students should bring: Armor and a rapier are highly suggested. Limited loaner gear will be available on a first come first served basis.
Rapier SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Lady Roisin ni Brian Creating Fun and Effective Melee Scenarios: Introduction, History, Symposium, and Workshop Everyone loves to fight melee scenarios, but behind every well-constructed village battle or bar fight is a game runner who must write the scenario, set up the field and make sure all participants are safe and having a good time. This can be challenging, but the exhilaration of watching a scenario go right is like nothing else. Running a good rapier scenario is like playing god.

If you are an experienced melee technician or if you have some interest in running melee scenarios but don't know where to start, or if you enjoy fighting melees and would like some input on the creation process then this class is for you. You don't need to be an authorized fighter or a marshal to take this class! We will go over a brief history of mock battles in period, review Caidan rapier melee rules, discuss pros and cons of current scenarios in circulation, and workshop new ideas. The goal is for each class participant to leave with a handbook of potential rapier scenarios and the knowledge to act as deputy for a melee event in the future.

Pre-Requisites: None

Instructor will provide: Copies of documentation and scenario design templates. A storage binder for all materials.

Student should bring: An interest in rapier melee, a pen or pencil for taking notes, and any scenarios that they have found effective or would like to have discussed by the group.
Rapier SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Don Lot Ramirez Territorial and Provost Marshalling Intermediate Class

The first half of this class will be for Territorial Marshals and those interested in becoming Territorial Marshals. We will go over the rule and requirements for being a Territorial Marshal and help address concerns for you and your practice.

The second half will be for Provost Marshals and those who wish to become Provost Marshals. We will go over the new rules and cover the new procedures for administering authorizations. If you wish to be or maintain a Provost Marshal position, please attend this class.

Pre-Requisites: Should be Marshals or MiTs
Rapier SUN 09:00 - 10:50 Various Coaching & Sparring  
Rapier SUN 11:00 - 12:50 TH Lady Mealla Caimbeul Cut & Thrust Workshop and Practice Intermediate Class

Curious or experienced, come just us for a dedicated Cut & Thrust practice.
For the curious - learn what makes Cut & Thrust different from standard rapier, and what the requirements are for practicing and authorizing.
For the interested - We can do some simple drills exercises with minimum armor so everyone can participate.
For the experienced - Practice and share this art with those who are interested so we can all do it more often.

There will be some loaner equipment, but please provide what you can. Standard rapier armor, padded elbows, and a rigid back of the head and a gorget that includes collar-bone protection. Heavy gloves are recommended, but not required.

Pre-Requisites: This class is intended for authorized fighters. You don't need a C&T authorization, but participants need the basic understanding of rapier combat that comes with an authorization.

Instructor will provide: Minimal loaner armor and weapons

Students should bring: Rapier armor. Additional required armor for Cut & Thrust is always helpful.
 
Scribal SAT 09:00 - 10:50 TH Lady Sophia de la Roche Beyond Solid Colors Shading and highlighting accomplish the illusion of adding depth as well as textures like foliage and fur

Pre-Requisites: Basic painting with gouache experience preferred, though not needed.

Instructor will provide: paintable templates, gouache paint, brushes, water, palattes, paper towels

Students should bring: their own brushes and paints if desired
Scribal SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Mistress Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani Create your own Pigments Class participants will work with natural and enhanced earth oxides as well as period dye extracts to create period paints. Beginners will use egg yolk and gum Arabic to create egg tempera for manuscript illumination. Intermediate and Advanced students will create watercolor paints with glair (egg white) and gum Arabic, or they can create their own period oil paints for wood or canvas.

Instructor will provide: All pigments, egg, gum Arabic, oils, paper, wood, handout on period pigments.

Loaners: brushes, grinding plates, mullers, and other tools. Pigments and kits will be available for sale at the Unicorn Fiber Arts table.
Scribal SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Baroness Tetchuba of Greenlake Pen and Ink Intermediate Class

A scribes most basic tools are pens and ink. This class will cover the creation of both in a period manner, from making iron gall ink to curing and cutting quill pens.

Pre-Requisites: A basic understanding of handling an Xacto knife or penknife without causing blood to yourself or those around you.

Instructor will provide: Quills, ink making materials, Xacto or single edged razors.

Students should bring: note taking materials.
Scribal SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Dame Richenda Coffin College of Scribes 101 Have you ever wondered what the College of Scribes does? How to get started in Scribal Arts? What the heck is involved in making a scroll? Come on in, we have cookies (ok, well maybe not all the time, but we're friendly!) Dame Richenda and perhaps other active scribes will discuss what it is we do and how to get started doing it. Anyone is welcome!

Instructor will provide: Handout

Students should bring: note taking materials.
Scribal SUN 09:00 - 10:50 Master Thomas Brownwell and Dame Richenda Coffin How to calligraph _THAT_ hand Intermediate Class

Master Thomas Brownwell and Dame Richenda Coffin will demonstrate an approach to learning any hand from a period document. This approach will liberate you from having to figure out which hand that document has and then find the directions in a book- we'll show you how to learn direct from the original document. This class is not a class on any hand in particular. Although we will be demonstrating on a couple of specific hands, the techniques will be applicable to any medieval document.

Pre-Requisites: Students should have a basic familiarity with using a pen and medieval calligraphy in general; this is not a beginning class. Students should find an example of a medieval document that they think Master Thomas may not have seen and bring a clear copy of 1-2 pages of the document to class, preferably with a few extras so students can follow along. Specifically do not bring an example from Drogon- he's seen all of those! Please contact Dame Richenda for suggestions if you can't find one. We will probably not get to everyone's sample in class, but it will give us a variety to chose from.

Students should bring: note taking material, practice paper and a calligraphy pen to try the hands themselves.
Scribal SUN 11:00 - 12:50 Master Thomas Brownwell Calligraphy: The Batarde Hand Intermediate Class

Master Thomas will teach students how to calligraph the Batarde hand.

Pre-Requisites: Students should be familiar with basic calligraphic techniques.

Students should bring: paper and calligraphy pen to practice
Scribal SUN ALL DAY College of Scribes Scriptorium Welcome to the traditional Scriptorium. Come by and work on projects, get help with problems, get started as a scribe- all are welcome!

Basic scribal supplies will be available.

Students: should bring current projects if you desire!
 
Society Skills SAT 09:00 - 10:50 TH Lord Tomaso da Barbiano Exchequers 101 This is the introductory class for exchequers or anyone interested in the exchequers office. This class is required for anyone becoming an exchequer. The first hour of class will cover the basics of the office, and the second hour will focus on the exchequer report form.

Instructor will provide: Handouts for class discussion.

Students should bring: Note taking materials.
Society Skills SAT 09:00 - 10:50 TH Lady A'isha Al-Raqqasa Territorial Chronicler Workshop and Roundtable A workshop/round-table discussion/meet and greet to teach interested people what they need to perform the task of Chronicler for their territory. Also serves as a meet and greet for experienced chroniclers and to talk about issues and possible solutions they have with their newsletters. Those who are interested in what the chronicler office is even though they aren't planning to become one are welcome as well!

Students should bringL note taking materials.
Society Skills SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Baroness Kale' al-Raqqasa and Master Thomas Blackkeep Territorial Seneschal-Everything you need to know Are you stepping up as a territorial Seneschal, or perhaps thinking of becoming one? Here is the perfect time to learn evey thing you'll need to know in order to do the job well. The first half of the class will be discussing rules and regulations, and dealing with your populous. And the second half will be discussing a baronial seneschals relationship with their Baron and Baroness. Please come join myself and Master Thomas, even if you are a experienced seneschal, new to the position or just thinking about it.

Instructor will provide: Seneschal Handbook, Senschal SOP, Landed Baronage Handbook, along with a class worksheet.

Students should bring: Notetaking materials
Society Skills SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Viscountess Lorissa du Griffin Chamberlain Class Intermediate Class

People have said I should teach a chamberlain class. So I'm teaching how I do the job so you can tailor it to what you need.

Students should bring: note taking materials
Society Skills SAT 11:00 - 12:50 TH Lord Tomaso da Barbiano Exchequers office for Seneschals Intermediate Class

This class is for non exchequers who need to understand more of the exchequers job. It is geared towards Seneschals, Barons, and Baronesses, but would benefit anyone needing to work with the exchequer.We'll cover an overview of the office and those portions of the reports that you need to pay particular attention to. The second half of the class will be an open discussion period for any questions or issues regarding the office.

Instructor will provide: Handouts

Students should bring: Notetaking materials
Society Skills SAT 11:00 - 12:50 TH Lady Tierrynna Caernarvon Incorporating your SCA skills into your modern resume Learn how to translate your sca experience into marketable enhancements on your resume. Will also address how to discuss those skills in the interview. Also will go over general resume writing do's and don'ts. Bring your current resume to review for best results.

Students should: bring your current resume, and a list of your sca experiences such as autocrating and event, officer positions, etc.
Society Skills SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Lady Talan Tanki Modern Resources for Medieval Research Let's work on that Google-Fu! Learn how to make use of internet resources, museum archives, art galleries, and organization programs to organize and conduct research projects.

This class will focus on using modern technological resources for doing research, vetting sources, and organizing/citing of sources. Learn about the programs and resources available to you and get a basic run-down of how to use them. We'll be discussing internet-based systems, from search terms to programs.

This class does assume very basic research skills - what a bibliography is, what research papers are, etc. It will not go over how to actually write a paper, only resources.

Pre-Requisites: Very basic (college-level) research skills, some computer knowledge.

Instructor will provide: PDF with links to resources mentioned in the class will be provided.

Students should bring: Pen and paper for taking notes, or laptops/smartphones/tablets for following along.
Society Skills SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Lord Levi Ben Daniel WebWright's Round Table The Webwright round table will be a discussion amongst webwrights to discuss any issues they currently are having, changes they would like to see, and the changes that are currently happening.
Society Skills SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Master David of Caithness Youth Officer 101 Thinking of serving your local group as a Youth Officer? Learn the basics to the do the job successfully.

Pre-Requisites: No pre-requisites. A cheerful outlook is desired.

Students should bring: Materials for taking notes
Society Skills SAT 4:00 - 5:50 TH Lady Catherine Ainsdale of Lancashire All About Page School and Youth Activities Roundtable  
Society Skills SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Mistress Vivienne Duval Lists 101  
Society Skills SUN 09:00 - 10:50 TH Lord Nikolaos Phaistos Sign language Basics 101 This class will teach some basic signs and phrases useful when meeting a Deaf person in general and in the SCA. It will also discuss the history of American Sign Language (ASL) and several myths related to the language.

Pre-Requisites: No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn.

Instructor will provide: Outline of the lecture with some pictures of signs.

Students should bring: some type of video recording device is recommended to take notes. Writing down how concepts are signed is a difficult skill to master.
Society Skills SUN 11:00 - 12:50 Baroness Tezar Of Aeolis Running a tournament List How to run lists for tournaments, including double and triple elimination, round-robins, bear-pit and Swiss-5. Will also cover basics for equestrian and archery, and what is expected of the list person on-site. We will run a practice list to show how it works on a practical level.
Hand-outs for quick-links and terminology will be provided.

Pre-Requisites: No experience necessary. No age restrictions, but must be able to sit in class for 1 1/2 hours.

Instructor will provide: outline of the class, terminology helpful for the lists person and copies of common forms used.

Students should bring: Pencil and paper for taking notes.
Society Skills SUN 2:00 - 3:50 TH Lady Rekon of Saaremaa Integrating A&S throughout Day Events: Roundtable Discussion Intermediate Class

If you think about it, almost everything you see or do at an SCA event is A&S related. So, why is the A&S activity at most events restricted to a People's Choice competition at a table in the corner? This roundtable discussion seeks to build on the noted success of the Palio at Calafia-Gyldenholt Friendship Tourney to work out ideas for keeping the arts and sciences actively engaged and visible at day events. Not every event needs to generate a hashtag, but they can all be memorable, varied, and interesting.

Instructor will provide: Shared ideas and networking

Students should bring: Shared ideas and networking
 
Unarmored Combat SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Baroness Muirrenn ingen Donndubain I.33 Sword and Buckler Combat This is an introductory class for I.33 sword and buckler combat. Students will learn the basic attacks (wards) and defenses (counter wards), as well as footwork and sword technique as it applies to I.33. All levels are welcome - if there are more advanced students, the course can be divided up by skill level. This course will include contact drills but no free sparring.

Instructor will provide: Handout

Students should bring: Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Closed toe shoes are required. Please bring an unarmored combat arming sword or equivalent sword simulator and a buckler if you have it. Some loaner equipment will be available. A standard 3-weapon fencing mask is requested (for drills only) but not required.
Unarmored Combat SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Lord Orion Martyn SCA Legal Disarming in Unarmored Advanced Class

We will begin with a brief overview and discussion of the experimental program under which disarming is acceptable within the SCA Unarmored Program. This will be aimed at ensuring that all participants are educated as to what kinds of techniques are considered 'legal' or not, as well as when it is safe and right to use them. 30-45 minutes

The remaining time will be spent in hands-on training, learning and practicing a selected group of 'legal' disarming techniques, primarily utilizing the longsword. Participants may progress from slow to at-speed execution of said techniques, but there will be NO free play or sparring during this class.

Pre-Requisites: Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Unarmored Combat - Longsword and Sword & Buckler (~1 year experience); Equivalent or higher experience in other forms of SCA combat may be acceptable

Instructor will provide: Rawlins synthetic swords, bucklers if necessary - may have to share, depending on class size.

Students should bring: Gloves suitable for unarmored or rapier combat, Rawlins synthetic swords (longsword especially) and buckler if you own them. The more people with swords, the less likely we have to share. Masks are not required for this class. You may of course choose to wear one if uncomfortable for any reason.
Unarmored Combat SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Duke Guillaume de Belgique Why Unarmored? An Introduction To Historical Late Medieval Sword Combat (For Heavy Fighters, Fencers, and Other Interested Parties) This session will provide an introduction to Caid’s Unarmored Combat program for fighters from other disciplines, and anyone who has an interest in taking part in this challenging, physically active, and historically documentable fighting system. Come and discover how the techniques from medieval “fighting manuals” can improve your fighting skills (with rattan or rapier), and see how easy and fun it can be to take part in the growing field of medieval unarmored combat with sword and buckler, and longsword. If you’ve strolled past the Unarmored field at a recent tournament and thought, “What are those guys doing?” (or considered taking part yourself) come and get all of your questions answered.
Unarmored Combat SAT 2:00 - 3:50 Don Lot Ramirez Meyer's Cutting Square for Longsword This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of Joachim Meyer's "Cutting Square" from his 1570 text on Longsword.

This is a great training practice for various Longsword forms, and builds into an infinite sequence of action combinations.

This training is good for any form of Longsword on the Unarmored, Armored or Cut & Thrust Rapier field.

Students should bring: Students should have a blunt longsword or longsword simulator. A few will be available for loan of a first come-first serve basis.
Unarmored Combat SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Baron Guy Rand Gallandon Practical Unarmoured Sparring Learned enough for today? Ready to take those skills to the Field? This class is for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. We will show you drills to improve your skills or spar to show you how to use what you have learned. All styles will be supported as well.

This will be an informal session with some loaner gear. If you expect to fight at full speed, please bring all necessary safety gear required. For requirements, please refer to the Unarmored Combat Manual on the Caid Marshal page.
 
Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Lady Alpha Luerann Damask Painting on Glass, Part 1: Black Line Part 1: Grisaille on glass: in this class, we will learn the basic techniques needed to be successful at painting on glass. Students will be given a brief overview of grisaille work, and the steps needed to complete a glass piece. Students will then practice mixing and painting black line on glass, to have the piece fired to use for part 2 of the class. Students will need to be available both days for the classes.

Instructor will provide: Students will get: 1 handout, and a piece of glass *approximately 3x6 to use for painting. Teacher will provide to use during the class only: palette mixer, glass palettes, powdered grisaille paint, vinegar, gum Arabic, paper towels, and an assortment of images to copy or use to inspire personal drawings, as well as paper to copy images from books to use during class.

Students should bring: Images they would like to use to recreate on paper, that will fit on a 3x6 piece of glass.
Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Baron Jon Thomme de Claydon Cast and Finish a Period sppon in Lead Free Pewter A brief over view of how a spoon mould is made.
Cast your spoon and you do all of the trimming,filing sanding and burnishing. You will leave class with a period spoon!

Suitable for all skill levels.

Pre-Requisites: Basic knowledge of hand tools is all that is needed.

Instructor will provide everything you will need but the elbow grease.
Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Master Donal O'Brien How to Make a Pennanular Brooch A penannular brooch is a simple and elegant way of fastening two pieces of fabric together. You have probably seen use a penannular brooch as a cloak clasp. I will demonstrate how you can make your own penannular brooches can be made.
Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SAT 2:00 - 3:50 TH Lord krystof morva Basic Lampwork Beads Learn to quickly and easily make beautiful glass beads suitable to enhance many many personas.

Pre-Requisites: Some hand eye under coordination and a sense of adventure are pluses. No children or high maintenance littles as we are working with extremely hot gas torches and molten glass.

Instructor will provide: All materils, tools, and safety gear.

Students should bring: A good attitude :)
Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SAT 2:00 - 3:50 TH Lord Adrien De Calais Tool Your Own Device. Beginning Leather Tooling Learn the basics on tooling leave with a small piece of tooled leather done by your own hand

Instructor will provide: Hammers, Tooling Tools

Students should bring: Small hammer if you have one
Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SAT 4:00 - 5:50 Lord Hallr brjost Starsson Cleaning and decorating antler Learn the safety precautions and steps to hollow, clean, sand, and carve deer antler. This technique can be used to make salt containers, needle cases, reliquaries, or just plain trinkets.

This is a smelly, dirty process, so come prepared to have fun.

Instructor will provide: Antler, tools, and boiling water.
Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SUN 11:00 - 12:50 TH Lord Todde mac Donnell Decorating Leather A survey of techniques for decorating leather: carving, stamping, pinking & filigree, burned work, and gilding. Recommended tools for new leatherworkers

Instructor will provide: Tools & Leather scraps to practice with

Students should bring: Any tools you happen to have and want to practice with
Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SUN 09:00 - 10:50 Lady Alpha Luerann Damask Grisaille: Painting on Glass, Part 2: Matt finish Part 2: Grisaille on glass: in this class, we will continue to learn the basic techniques needed to be successful at painting on glass. Students will be given a brief review of grisaille work, and the steps needed to complete a glass piece. Students will then practice mixing and painting matt glaze on glass, to finish the piece fired to add a second layer to their work. Students will need to be available both days for the classes.

Pre-Requisities: Must have participated in Part 1 class, to continue with glass piece

Instructor will provide: Students will get: 1 handout, and a piece of glass *approximately 3x6 that they began in part 1, to continue to use for painting. Teacher will provide to use during the class only: palette mixer, glass palettes, powdered grisaille paint, vinegar, gum arabic, paper towels, and an assortment of images to copy or use to inspire personal drawings, as well as paper to copy images from books.

Students should bring: Images they would like to use to recreate on paper, that will fit on a 3x6 piece of glass.
Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SUN 09:00 - 10:50 TH Lady Rekon of Saaremaa Intaglio Gem Carving Through the Middle Ages Intermediate Class

While most of us are familiar with the amazing Greco-Roman masterworks of intaglio gem carving, these were not typical of the art after the year 600 CE. The art lived on, though, and varied in style and content according to the times and places it was practiced. In this class, you will become familiar with typical medieval intaglio carving styles from 600 CE until the Renaissance. You will also learn about period tools and techniques, and how to approximate them in the modern workshop. Finally, you will be able to carve a piece of your own in the style of your choosing.

Pre-Requisities: None; Instructor will adjust to students' levels of expertise

Instructor will provide: Handout with examples and resource list,stone and glass pieces for carving, loaner equipment

Students should bring: pen/pencil, image of item they wish to duplicate if they have one, glasses or other visual aids if needed (this work is very small-scale)
Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SUN 2:00 - 3:50 TH Lord Todde mac Donnell Working with Leather A overview of leatherworking fundamentals and key techniques: Hides & tanning; shaping, molding, and hardening leather; sewing, riveting, and sturdy construction; useful tools and finishing techniques.

Instructor will provide: Samples for sewing & riveting
 
Youth - Teen SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Magistra Claudia and Baroness Fausta Daily Roman Life - Weird and Wonderful Join us for a look at how people lived in Ancient Rome. Come learn about some of the strange things people did in their daily lives as well as how similar they were to you and me!

(Parents - we guarantee this will be entertaining and hilarious for kids of all ages!)

No fee. Open to all ages!
Youth - Teen SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Hallr brjost Starsson OMG! I like to drink vinegar Oh my gods! I can't believe that I actually like drinking vinegar!!!

Flavored vinegars and vinegar based drinks can be delicious. We'll talk about vinegar drinks from The medieval times. We'll talk about modern vinegar drinks. We'll drink some vinegar drinks. We'll make a vinegar drink you can take with you!

Pre-Requisites: Good Attitude!

Instructor will provide: Handouts. Vinegar drinks. Bottle to take your drink home in.

Students should bring: A box of your favorite hard candy. (Has to be a hard candy, like a mint)
Youth - Children SAT 09:00 - 10:50 Magistra Claudia and Baroness Fausta Daily Roman Life - Weird and Wonderful Join us for a look at how people lived in Ancient Rome. Come learn about some of the strange things people did in their daily lives as well as how similar they were to you and me!

(Parents - we guarantee this will be entertaining and hilarious for kids of all ages!)

No fee. Open to all ages!
Youth - Children SAT 11:00 - 12:50 Lord Richard MacCausland Beginning Heraldry & Heraldic Bingo  
 

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