Collegium Caidis

03/19/2016 - 03/20/2016

Please join us for the 2016 Session of Collegium!

Collegium Location - 2016
 Los Coyotes Middle School  
  14640 Mercado Ave
La Mirada, CA, 90638
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Catalog 2016


Last Modified: March 16, 2016

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.

UPDATES: 

Cooking Track:
1. Cancelled "Tales & Myths About Period Food", Saturday 4 - 6
2. Added "Working with Sugar Paste", Saturday 9 - 11
3. Added "The book of Sent Sovi", Saturday, 11 -1
4. Moved "Mustard" to Saturday, 4 - 6
5. Added "Making a Satisfying Loaf of Bread" to Sunday, 2 - 4

Brewing Track:
1. moved "Flavored Cordials" to Sunday, 11 - 1

Bardic Track:
1. moved "No-No &*%$! Stories" to Saturday, 9 - 11

Costume Textiles:
1. Added Day/Time and Note for Intro to Silk Painting
2. Cancelled Flemish Working Class Ensemble
3. Changed Time for From Inspiration to Wearable Garb
4. Cancelled Egyptian Sheath Dress & Headware

Fiber Arts
1. Changed time for Basic Sprang Bag
2. Cancelled Silk Banner Making Part 1 
3. Changed time for Tablet Weaving for Beginners
4. Cancelled Silk Banner Making Part 2

Rapier
1. Added Cut & Thrust Workshop & Practice

Society Skills / SCA Officers
1. Added Day/Time to Lists-how to run a list and be an officer.

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Added to the Catalog, needs day/time schedule info

Costuming/Textiles Track:
1. Intro to silk painting

Society Skills/SCA Officers Track:
1. Lists- how to run a list and be an officer

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Archery

1. Added instructor for Archery Fletching Class

Fiber Arts

1. Added descriptions for Basic Tablet Weaving, Oseberg Narrow Band Weaving, Tablet Weaving Anglo Saxon Diamonds

Society Interests

1. Cancelled The Courtly Art of Comportment class.

Cooking/Brewing

1. Cancelled Mustard class.

 


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Combat: Archery | Armored CombatRapier | Unarmored Combat
Cooking/Brewing | Costuming/Textiles | Fiber Arts | Heraldry & Scribal  | History
Performance: Bardic & Dance
Society Skills: Society Interests & SCA Officers | Crafting: Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather Craft
Youth: Older/Teen & Younger/Pre-Teen

Track Day Time Instructor Class Title Class Description / Pre-Requisites / Materials
 
Archery SAT 9-10:50 Lord Dafydd Ap Tomas Archery Marshal MIT Intermediate class

Overview of the requirements and basic knowledge required to become a Target Archery Range Marshal. Class will include administration of the written test.

Pre-Requisites: Target Archery Authorization

Instructor will provide: Copy of Target Archery Handbook and MIT paperwork.

Archery SAT 11-12:50 Lady Haruka Matsunaga Combat Archery 101 Beginner class

We will discuss Combat Archery in Caid - rules, materials, tips etc. Space permitting, students will also be able to try their hand at shooting a live combatant. I will have all loaner materials needed for the class to use.

Pre-Requisites: None. The class will be appropriate for absolute beginners who have never handled a bow. More experienced archers are welcome to come contribute to our class discussion.

Archery SAT 2-3:50 Lord Gehrig Reimundson Arrow Poisons Throughout History Beginner class

Learn about arrow poisons used throughout history by various cultures including pre-1600 European cultures. Learn materials used, how they were used their effects and the cultures who used them.

Archery SAT 4-5:50 Baron Paganus Grimlove Archery Event Logistics: Running Lists, Planning Competitions, and More Beginner class

How to plan and run archery events, including designing shoots with fair point weights, run lists, and keep the day moving without sacrificing fun.

Instructor will provide: Sample score sheets and visual examples to share with class,.

Students should bring: Paper and pencil.

Archery SUN 9-10:50 Lord Dafydd Ap Tomas Archery Fletching Class Beginner class

Learn about the tools, supplies and many ways of the art of the Fletcher. What to do and what not to do! As one archer once put it, "it takes about an hour to make a good wood arrow and it takes all day to make a very bad one".

Instructor will provide: Supplies will be limited, some will be available for a fee.

Students should bring: Bring your tired, broken, naked arrows to bring them back to life at the fletch-in which will follow this class.

Bring your own tips, shafts and feathers in case we can not supply every need.

Archery SUN 9_10:50 Mistress Cecilia Medici, Baroness of Altavia Bola Making and Mini Throw Beginner class

Make a bola and learn of the various types that were used and what they were used for. After making a 3 ball bola we will learn to throw them in a mock competition. Will also work with anyone interested in becoming an MIT when doing the mock tournament for setup and running a line/competition.

Pre-Requisites: This class is open to all from beginners to advanced throwers.

Instructor will provide: Sacks for the balls, balls, rope and ties.

Students should bring: closed toed shoes.

Archery SUN 11-12:50 Baron Jon Thomme deClaydon Academy of Archers Fletch In Beginner class

Annual meeting of the Caid Academy of Archers.

To discuss business and the state of Archery across all territories. To take questions from the archers of the Kingdom and hopefully provide some guidance and direction to the archery community at large.

Students should bring: Arrows to repair, arrows to build, money for supplies.

Archery SUN 11-12:50 Lord Gehrig Reimundson Speed Archery for Target and Combat Beginner class

Learn Speed archery techniques for target archery and for Combat archery. Discussion on the source and technique from Arab Archery 1500 made popular in recent years by Lars Andersen complete with how to instruction both with standard arrows and combat arrows. Review plans to cover multiple techniques.

Instructor will provide: A few spare bows and practice arrows.

Students should bring: Bows for combat and/or target archery use,, preferably without left side shelves. If one has combat arrows, especially left handed combat arrows, those may be good to bring.

Archery SUN 2-3:50 Baron Jon Thomme deClaydon Academy of Archers Roundtable Discussion Beginner class

Bring us your tired your weak and knackered out arrows for repair or build new arrows. the Academy will strive to provide tools and know how to see you will not fail. There will be some supplies for sale but it is best to plan this in advance and have your supplies in hand.

Instructor will provide: There will be limited supplies such as shafts, fletching and points, of course all glues and tools will be abundant as possible.

Students should bring: Note-taking materials

 
Armored SAT 9-10:50 Mistress Ciar ingen Daire Kettlebell Fitness for Fighters Beginner class

Kettlebells are a wonderful tool for increasing strength and conditioning, both of which are important on the field of combat. If you have ever considered training with kettlebells this is a great opportunity to learn the basics! The instructor holds an SFG I certification from Strongfirst (http://www.strongfirst.com/about/) and has been training with kettlebells for over 5 years.

This workshop will cover several of the fundamental kettlebell exercises and include tips on how to use kettlebells to enhance your workout regimen.

Pre-Requisites: You must be healthy enough to engage in high intensity interval training; if you have any cardiac or vascular conditions (i.e., high blood pressure or heart disease) or respiratory conditions (i.e., asthma), please obtain medical clearance from your doctor. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER AND COMPLETE A MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE PRIOR TO THIS WORKSHOP. PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR TO OBTAIN THE PAPERWORK AND SCHEDULE A TIME TO REVIEW IT PRIOR TO THE CLASS. (kettlebells2016@collegiumcaidis.org)

Instructor will provide: Kettlebells for use during the workshop.

Students should bring: Please wear clothes that will allow you to move freely, and will also allow the instructor to assess your movement (i.e., t-shirt and workout shorts - please avoid long tunics that could obscure the position of the hips and knees). You may wear flat soled shoes or train barefoot. Please bring water and a beach towel. 

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER AND COMPLETE A MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE PRIOR TO THIS WORKSHOP. PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR TO OBTAIN THE PAPERWORK AND SCHEDULE A TIME TO REVIEW IT PRIOR TO THE CLASS. (kettlebells2016@collegiumcaidis.org)

Armored SAT 9-10:50 Sir Randver Brotamadr Basic Spear
Armored SAT 11-12:50 Duke Patrick O'Malley Head Games
Armored SAT 2-3:50 Sir Helgi Hrafnfaedr Musclegroup Mechanics
Armored SAT 4-5:50 Sir Ilian Aleksandrovich Alternative Drills
Armored SUN 11-12:50 Don Diego de Palma Managing the Learning experience for Students & Teachers
Armored SUN 11-12:50 Count Agrippa Morris Art of the thrust
Armored SUN 2-3:50 Sir Helgi Hrafnfaedr Parry-Riposte Drills
 
Cooking/Brewing SAT 9-10:50 Master Reinhardt Medebruewer Beginning Beer Brewing Beginner class

Ever wanted to learn how to brew beer? Maybe you have done a few batches but have some questions? Have you brewed for years and want to share your expertise? This is the class for you! We will discuss the malting process, grain selection, hops, yeast, and adjuncts. We will talk history and process. While we won't actually brew a beer in the class I fell you will come away with the knowledge and hopefully the passion to brew one at home.

Instructor will provide: Malt extract, grain, hops, and yeast to sample.

Students should bring: Note-taking materials.

Cooking/Brewing SAT 9-10:50 Magistra Claudia Prima Working with Sugar Paste Beginner class

Join us for a hands-on lesson in working with sugar paste - the period cook's sculpting material. We will learn to sculpt, build, cut out, and paint sugar plate.

Instructor will provide: Sugar paste and all materials

Students should bring: Apron and smooth silicone mat if you have one. A small rolling pin would be great, too.

Cooking/Brewing SAT 11-12:50 TH Lady Vitasha Ivanova doch' Non-Alcoholic Brewing Beginner class - All Ages

A look at non-alcoholic "brewing". Discussion will include syrups, sekanjabins, vinegars, and soda as well as their uses and variations on each. There will be a tasting of vinegars, syrups, and sekanjabins. We will make soda. Participants are asked to bring a clean plastic bottle if they wish to take home some soda.

Instructor will provide: All tasting supplies.

Students should bring: A clean 2 Liter soda bottle if they want to take home some soda.

Cooking/Brewing SAT 11-12:50 Lady Grace Bywater The Book of Sent Sovi - Medieval Recipes from Catalonia Beginner class - All Ages

In this class we will look at the Book of Sent Sovi, a 14th century cookbook from Catalonia. We will compare recipes and ingredients to foods still eaten today and even sample a few dishes from the book.

We will also talk about where to source ingredients for most of the recipes.

Students should bring: Note taking materials

Cooking/Brewing SAT 2-3:50 Don Avenel Kellough Introduction to Basic Knife Skills Beginner class

Students will learn correct technique for handling and using sharp knives to prepare vegetables for cooking.

Class will cover different types of cuts for vegetables, and how to dice an onion.

Proper handling of knives and protocol used in a crowded kitchen will be discussed.

Instructor will provide: Vegetables and cutting boards.

Students should bring: Sharp 6' to 10" French or Santoku style knife.

Cooking/Brewing SAT 4-5:50 Baroness Rutilia Fausta CANCELLED

Tales and Myths About Period Food

Beginner class

Were you taught that the vomitorium was where the Romans went to throw up? were you advised that the reason so many spices were used in period cooking was to cover up the taste of rotten meat? Then this class is for you! We will be exploring myths, legends and outright falsehoods about a wide variety of misconceptions about period foods!

Instructor will provide: Handouts

Students should bring: Note-taking materials

Cooking/Brewing SAT 4-5:50 Master Donal O'Brien Spiced Drinks - Hippocras Metheglyn and More Beginner class

Spices and herbs have been used to flavor drinks for thousands of years. We will discuss a wide variety of drinks and spices.

Students should bring: Note-taking materials.

Cooking/Brewing SAT 4-5:50 Hallr brjost Starsson CANCELLED

Mustard

Beginner class.

We will be discussing and making multiple versions of this delicious condiment. We'll be following both period and modern recipes and using several different techniques including fermentation.

Instructor will provide: Mustard seeds, variety of liquids, flavorings, and a container to take mustard away in.

Students should bring: Note-taking materials. If you have a mustard recipe you want to make or discuss please bring it.

Cooking/Brewing SUN 9-10:50 Master Reinhardt Medebruewer Fermented Foods Beginner class

Ever want to make your own Sauerkraut or Kim chi? Come learn how! We will show you all you need to know to make it all at home.

Instructor will provide: Homemade Sauerkraut and Kim chi.

Students should bring: Mason Jar

Cooking/Brewing SUN 11-12:50 Baroness Collette de Montpellier Charcuterie 101  Beginner class

What is Charcuterie? Today's definition is fancy gastro/pub cured meat appetizers. But, back in the day, it was a necessary process to preserve meat for extended periods of time.

Come and learn about period methods of preserving meats and how we can do them now in our own homes.

No experience necessary. Taster plates will be available for a small fee.

No Pre-Requisites

Instructor will provide: Handouts, taster plates for small fee ($3) to cover cost of supplies.

Students should bring: Note taking materials. $3 for taster plate. 

Cooking/Brewing SUN 11-12:50 Hallr brjost Starsson Flavored Cordials, Wines and Vinegars Beginner class.

Distilled alcohol, wine and vinegar can all be used to extract flavor from fruit, herbs, spice, candies, etc to create delicious drinks.

We'll cover period practices and period recipes, as well as modern recipes.

Drinks covered will include, but are not limited to:

Hippocras/claree
Sekanjabin/oxymel
Fruit cordials
Fruit infused wines
Candy cordials
Candy vinegar

No Pre-Requisites
Instructor will provide:: Selection of vinegar drinks to try. Vinegar and flavorings to make and take your own flavored vinegar.

Students should bring: If you have a favorite hard candy, bring a bag or box to turn into a vinegar drink.

Cooking/Brewing SUN 2-3:50 Lady Genevieve De La Marre Making Vinegar Intermediate class

Learn to make your own vinegar! Vinegar is easy to make, from a variety of products. This class will teach you to make your own mother of vinegar and use it to make vinegar from your favorite beer, mead, wine, or even sake! Bring your own crock and the alcoholic beverage you'd like to make vinegar from. I'll be bringing live vinegar with the mother in it, to the class. 

Pre-Requisites: Basic brewing knowledge, if you've made a mead, beer, cider, etc. before you have the skills necessary for this class.

Instructor will provide: Live vinegar, with the mother in it.

Students should bring: An alcoholic beverage to vinegar, a vinegar crock (open mouthed jug with a spigot near the bottom) or open mouthed jar (like a mason or pickle jar), a piece of natural fabric (cotton/linen) like cheesecloth or a fabric napkin that's large enough to cover the top of the jug, and an elastic band to secure the cloth over the top of the jug.

If you don't have these items you can still attend the class and get a sample of the live vinegar so you can make the vinegar later. I may try to bring a few kits with me to the class if I have the time and resources, if I have them then they are first come first served and you'll still need to provide the alcohol portion,.

Cooking/Brewing SUN 2-3:50 Mistress Ceara ingen Chonaill Making a Satisfying Loaf of Bread Intermediate class

Do you like bread? Do you want to learn to make tasty bread? In this class we will learn about making bread, that delicious, skillful load of bread.

From types of yeast, kneading, pans, proofing, color, and doneness.

Students should bring: Apron, note taking materials

 
Costume/Textiles SAT 4-5:50 TH Lady Tierrynna CaerNarvon Silk Banner Making 1 (Sat)

Silk Banner Making 2 (Sun)

(NOTE: Students should plan to attend BOTH days of the class)

 Beginner Class

This class will go over the very basics of silk painting. at the end of the class you should be able to be familiar with the process and expand to your own endeavors such as banner making. 
We will be painting on silk disc so that you can get the idea of what to do and how the materials work.

Pre-Requisites: Be able to trace

Instructor will provide: Silk disc, paint, paint brush, resist, iron for setting the dye.

Students should bring: Please bring line art drawings that you can trace and color. Suggestions would be items from your heraldry, simple pictures that you may find online or in books. 
Please print your art out so that you can bring it to the class

Cost for this class will be $20 per person. participant will leave with a finished item.

SUN 9-10:50
Costume/Textiles SAT 9-10:50 Mistress Ellyn of Tanwayour Hand Sewing Beginner class

Hand finishing your garb is easy once you know how. I can help you learn seam finishing and hemming techniques that were used in the Middle Ages plus a few tricks that make hand sewing easy and quick.

Pre-Requisites: It would be best if students already know how to thread a needle and do a simple running stitch but if not I can teach that.

Instructor will provide: Extra thread, fabric and needles will be available, plus beeswax for waxing your thread, a thimble or two, quilting pins and tape measures. Instructor will have fabric scissors and snips to share plus a handout with pictures of the stitches and seam treatments that are covered in the class.

Students should bring: Bring any garb you're working on that needs seam finishing or hemming. If you don't have anything in progress please try to bring some basic sewing equipment and a piece of fabric to practice on. Basic sewing requires thread, needle, scissors and pins.

Costume/Textiles SAT 9-10:50 Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwoode Posaments
Costume/Textiles SAT 9-10:50 Vicomtessa Whilja De Gothia 16th C Germany Headgear Intermediate Class

This class is for you who want to explore the different ways you can wear your hat (and Wulsthaube), and how to prevent it all from sliding backwards stay on your head during windy days or give you a late-afternoon-headache.

This class will teach you some different types of hats used during the first half of the 16th C and what type of hats may be preferable for your outfit and activity, and students are welcome to touch and try them on for themselves.

We will also go through some tips and tricks about how to arrange your feathers.

Pease feel free to bring your own headgear for help in arranging feathers or just some tips and tricks on how to use it more optimally.

The main focus of the class will be aimed for Landsknechts (Reisläufers) and Camp followers, but anyone interested in German (or Swiss) 16th C are very welcome to join.

Costume/Textiles SAT 11-12:50 Lady Elizabeth Upton Textile Identification and Properties (What is it and Why does it do that?) Beginner Class

This is a practical hands on class on identifying textiles by studying their fiber content, structure, yarn, and finish. The focus will be primarily on natural fibers found in period, and what behaviors they are likely to express. For example we will be covering how to identify a tightly woven cotton canvas, as well as learn why it can become water resistant.

Instructor will provide: Samples of textiles to pull apart, examine under lenses, light on fire, dissolve in bleach etc.

Handout will also be provided as long as they last with basic information and space for note-taking.

Students should bring: Writing utensils may be helpful.

Costume/Textiles SAT 11-12:50 Magistra Claudia Prima Dressing the Roman Woman - Chic not Shapeless Beginner Class

So you want to wear Roman clothing, but you're afraid you'll look like a sack of potatoes? Fear not! You can learn how to artfully accentuate your best assets while staying true to the period fabrics and styles.

In this class we will learn the art of properly dressing the Roman matron in both summer AND winter. We will cover all garments from the inside-out, and have the opportunity to discover the style that best fits YOU. We will also cover some garment construction.

Pre-Requisites: Basic hand sewing is required.

Instructor will provide: Safety pins for draping, fabrics to try on.

Students should bring: If you'd like to be a model, please bring at least 3 yards of pre-washed lined and we will find a style that best suits your while showing the class how it's done.

Costume/Textiles SAT 11-12:50 TH Lady Medb ingen Echuid CANCELLED

Flemish Working Class Ensemble - What are All the Layers?

Intermediate Class

Have you wondered what those Flemish ladies are wearing in 16th Century paintings? Want to make your own Flemish ensemble but just can't quite figure out what pieces to make? We'll look at a whole outfit and examine various pieces you can use to dress the part.

Students should bring: Note taking materials.
Costume/Textiles SAT 11-12:50 Johanna von Nurnberg From Inspiration to Wearable Garb Beginner Class

This class will be a discussion of the process that I use to get from an idea or inspiration to finished garb. I will provide a few examples and also some recommendations of books etc for research purposes. This is mainly aimed at people new to the process of creating SCA garb.

Instructor will provide: Information

Students should bring: Note-taking materials

Costume/Textiles SAT 2-3:50 Meisterin Adelheit Schwarzenkatze Period Construction Techniques Intermediate Class

This class will cover period construction techniques that will push your garb to the next level. We will cover interfacings, interlinings edge finishes, inserting lining padded hems methods of stiffening and shaping. We will be creating a sampler of the different techniques so be sure to bring a basic hand sewing kit.

Pre-Requisites: Basic sewing knowledge including pattern shapes and construction.

Instructor will provide: Fabric for samples.

Students should bring: Basic Sewing Kit: thread needle, beeswax, scissors, thimble.

Costume/Textiles SAT 2-3:50 Viscountess/Mistress Lorissa du Griffin, Sæunn Egilsdóttir Eura Dress Pattern and Demo Any Level Class

A class on measuring out, layout and construction of the Eura under dress from Finnish Iron Age.

Class Fee: $5.00 for supplies and includes: Sewing supplies to complete a mini dress.

Pre-Requisites: Experience level: Any level. Minimum Age: Basic sewing skills and attention span.

Students should bring: Measuring tape and writing implement. 

Costume/Textiles SAT 2-3:50 Lady Hunith Wen A Speculative Look at the Gable Hood Beginner Class

Fashion at the court of Henry VIII was an international affair. Shirts were ornamented in the Spanish style. Men wore clothing influenced by the fashions in the German countries. Ladies dressed in French gowns. But one item was decidedly English: the Gable hood.

We will speculate how this very English hat was both constructed and worn.

Pre-Requisites: An interest in Tudor clothing is helpful.

Instructor will provide: Handout

Students should bring: Note taking materials

Costume/Textiles SAT 4-5:50 Mistress Adelheit Schwarzenkatze Ciar ingen Daire How to Look Like You Stepped Out of a Time Machine Beginner Class

This class will discuss ideas and practical tips to make your garb stand out from the rest. We will cover aspects of research, materials, details and more that go into creating a more period effect... no matter what period you are creating.
Costume/Textiles SAT 4-5:50 Lady Lina Kolladottir Basics of Hat Materials Beginner Class

Ever look at pictures and wonder how that hat was made? Have you started making a hat and got stuck because you don't know the next steps? Or do you just want to put something on your head and don't even know where to start? Then this class is for you! We'll go over basic materials for hat making, start looking at pictures and we'll work through together how it can be recreated with handy tips and tricks and even troubleshoot if you have projects already started!
Costume/Textiles SUN ALL DAY Lady Hunith Wen Sewing Drop-In Beginner Class

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

Please 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.

Pre-Requisites: None. This class is for all levels of sewing enthusiasts.

Instructor will provide: Knowledge

Students should bring: All applicable tools you think you need for your project.

Costume/Textiles SUN 9-10:50 TH Lady Medb ingen Echuid CANCELLED

Egyptian Sheath Dress & Headwear

Beginner Class

Get ready for Caid summer! We will talk about the Egyptian Sheath Dress worn by ladies throughout Dynastic Egypt. We will examine the options for different styles and then we will focus on patterning for the simpler, less fitted version. This is a really easy project and great for any sewing level.

A great Egyptian outfit will look wonderful with some great Egyptian headwear. We will talk about the kerchief a really simple way to go the extra step, as well as variations on the style. These kerchief variations are easy projects for sewers of any level.

Students should bring: Note taking materials, pattern making materials (fabric or paper, tape measure pen/pencil, scissors) if you would like to create a pattern in class.

Costume/Textiles SUN 9-10:50 Maestra Theresa Ipenarrieta How Do I Look Like That? Redacting SCA-Period Art for Costuming Intermediate Class

This class will discuss how to take a piece of art from the SCA time period and interpret it from a costumer's eye. We will discuss different types of art, how to look at it, how to break it down and interpret it, and then how to use that information to inform historical costuming.
Costume/Textiles SUN 11-12:50 Viscountess/Mistress Lorissa du Griffin, Sæunn Egilsdóttir An Overview of Hairpieces and How to Make them. Any Level Class

Overview of Hair Pieces as they were in period, and how to make replicas with modern materials. These are helpful for those with fine hair, modern haircuts or color who need help achieving that period look.

Instructor will provide: Handouts

Students should bring: Note-taking materials. Any hairpieces students already have that they have questions about. 

Costume/Textiles SUN 11-12:50 Dame Arianna Kateryn Nunneschild Eyelets, lacing cords, and buttons - the finishing touches Beginner Class

Take your garb to the next level with these finishing techniques. Learn to make eyelets so you can avoid grommets, lacing cord that's more historic-looking that anything you can  buy at the fabric store, and cloth "wad" buttons to perfectly match your outfit at a fraction of the cost of metal buttons.

If time permits, we might get crazy and try some tassels, too. 

Please note that you should bring scissors (because if you share, someone else will need them at the exact same time you do), and an awl if you have one (if you don't, you can share)

Pre-Requisites: Basic sewing skills would not hurt- but if you're an absolute novice we'll manage.

Instructor will bring: Thread, fabric samples, cord

Students should bring: Scissors and sewing needle (required); awl (suggested)

Costume/Textiles SUN 2-3:50 Lady Elizabeth Upton Modern Tailoring Tools and Techniques for a Period Look Beginner Class

Learn the tools and tricks of the trade of modern tailoring that can be applied to your garb. You will be exposed to materials such as French collar canvas, hymo, tailors tape, horse hair, and wadding; as well as tools such as clappers, point turners, tailors points, hams, folders and a few other pressing tools. Techniques covered will include the theory and practice behind flat lining and pad stitching.

Pre-Requisites: A little bit of sewing experience may help.

Instructor will provide: Handout, and a few samples of the textiles.

 
Fiber Arts SAT 11-12:50 Countess Anastasiia Dodovicha Basic Sprang Bag Beginner class

Intro to sprang. Students will learn basic sprang.

Instructor will provide: All materials.

Fiber Arts SAT 9-10:50 TH Lady Tierryna CaerNarvon Moved to Costuming and merged with Intro to silk painting

Silk Banner making part 1

 
Fiber Arts SAT 9-10:50 Countess Bridget Lucia MacKenzie Tablet Weaving for Beginners / Basic 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. 

Students 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 11-12:50 Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwoode Tablet Weaving the Anglo Saxon Diamond pattern This is a 6thcentury Saxon tablet weaving pattern, appropriate for beginning-intermediate weavers. Class will include warping a threaded-in pattern (non-speed warp), as well as instructions for weaving with the card idling technique.

Students should bring: Loom, cards, three colors of string, scissors
Fiber Arts SAT 2-3:50 Mistress Ellyn of Tanwayour Viking 6 Stranded Braiding Beginner class

Want to make your apron dress or serk more authentic looking? Instead of embroidery, Viking clothing was often found with seams that had been accented with braided trim. This class will show how to make a 6 stranded braid extrapolated from braided trim found on garment fragments at Hedeby. It's easy and very fast - much faster for me than kumihimo or lucet.

Instructor will provide: String to braid with.

Fiber Arts SAT 2-3:50 Mistress Adelicia of Caithness Felted Wool Needle Book Beginner class

Learn tips and techniques for using felted wool fabric to make a needle book.

Pre-Requisites: Basic sewing skills are helpful, but not required. It is also helpful if the student has some basic embroidery skills but they are not required.

Instructor will provide: Felted wool fabric, lining fabric and stiffener and all embroidery thread and needles. Patterns are supplied.

Students should bring: Scissors and sewing pins..

Fiber Arts SAT 4-5:50 Countess Bridget Lucia MacKenzie
Tablet Weaving - Oseberg Diamond Pattern
This is a threaded-in Tablet Weaving pattern based on the Oseberg Narrow Band found in the Oseberg Viking Ship burial. Students should have a basic knowledge of Tablet Weaving, and will be warping their looms tore-create this striking, period pattern

Students should bring: Tablet Weaving Loom, Shuttle, 2 different colors Cord or Thread (recommend crochet cotton size 3 or 10), 10 weaving cards. Cards can be obtained here: http://www.mielkesfarm.com/small_looms.htm

Fiber Arts SUN 9-10:50 TH Lady Tierryna CaerNarvon
Moved to Costuming and merged with Intro to silk painting

Silk Banner making part 2

 
Fiber Arts SAT ALL DAY TH Lady A'isha al-Raqqasa

VARIOUS ARTISANS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Fiber Arts Roundtable VARIOUS ARTISANS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

This is a new concept to bring all experienced and beginner Fiber Artists together to learn and share a variety of fiber art techniques.

There will be several stations where teachers (who may rotate out at will) will set up a station where they work on/demonstrate whatever they want to work on whether spinning, weaving embroidering Naalbinding, etc - a 10 to 15 minute demo on how to do something fiber art related. (Teachers should consider bringing extra material and handouts with a possible request for donation for material that can go home with the student.)

In this roundtable, students/attendees can visit each station/artisan and learn what they are doing. Teacher could have the option of also being students and visiting other stations if someone is doing something THEY would like to learn - or, of course, have the option to leave to go learn/teach another non-fiber class if they choose, no-one should be 'stuck'.

FYI to potential teachers: if you want to be a part of this, please submit a class proposal of your "mini-class" and indicate that you would like your class to be part of the Fiber Arts Roundtable.

Students should bring: note-taking materials.

Fiber Arts TH Lady A'isha al-Raqqasa Fiber Arts Roundtable: Naalbinding - the Coptic Stitch Beginner class - Fiber Round Table

Learn how to make fabric using the Coptic Stitch Naalbinding technique - looks like knitting!

Instructor will provide: A "Naalbinding needle" or implement that can be used as one in a pinch. Wool.

Students should bring: Love of fiber arts.

Fiber Arts Dame Fionna de Buchanan Fiber Arts Roundtable: Multi-Shaft Weaving Beginner class - Fiber Round Table

Multi-Shaft Weaving demo and hands on experience - as part of the Fiber Round Table

Instructor will provide: Warped loom ready for demo and hands on experience.

Students should bring: Note-taking materials if they wish.

Fiber Arts Mistress Edwinna of Hawksbluff Fiber Arts Roundtable: Tapestry Weaving Demo and Hands On Experience (as part of the Fiber Round Table) Beginner class

Demonstration of basic tapestry techniques. Students can try out the various techniques on a pre-warped frame loom, using yarn provided by the instructor.

Pre-Requisites: Basic idea about weaving on a frame loom or inkle look helpful but not necessary.

Instructor will provide: Handouts, frame looms to work on in class, yard.

Students should bring: note-taking materials.

Fiber Arts Mistress Ellyn of Tanwayour Fiber Arts Roundtable: Naalbinding for Beginners Beginner class

It took me years of lessons and I never could figure out how to naalbind until now. We can make a small pouch of phone cover that you can felt at home. I am no expert by any means, but I finally get it and it's new enough that I'm still excited to be able to do it. I'll cover basic Oslo stitch how to increase and decrease plus how to split ply the wool as you add lengths to your project. Before we finish I'll explain my super easy felting process (toss it in the washer on hot). 

Instructor will provide: Handout with the pictures I used to learn this technique and some single ply wool yarn to learn with. I don't have a lot of the appropriate needles but you can naalbind with spring hair clips and I'll bring some of those for people without big needles.

Students should bring: Naalbinding needle if you have one. These are usually 3 to 4 inches long by about 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide with a big hole normally made of bone, wood or plastic. If you have single ply wool yarn please bring it along.

Fiber Arts Baroness Lynnette de Sandoval del Valle de los Unicornios Fiber Arts Roundtable: Cord making with the Lucet Beginner and Intermediate class

Learn to make cords with the Lucet... easy, period and fun! This Round Table class is for Beginning or Intermediate students. Learn how to use 1, 2 or more threads to make award cords, lacing ties, drawstrings and more!

Pre-Requisites: none. But those who already know how to use the Lucent can learn a different technique.

Instructor will provide: A dinner fork lucent, handouts thread and bobbins.

Students should bring: Lucets if they have them.

Fiber Arts

 

Baroness Svana Learnsdottir CANCELLED

Fiber Arts Roundtable: So Ya Wanna Make a Favor for Your Fighter

Beginner Class

So that awesome fighter just asked for the honor to fight for you and you are super excited, but now what? Well, you make them a favor, that's what! But how?

Well, I will show you how to take your idea, and transfer it into an arm or belt favor and then use your needle and thread to embroider the idea into fabulousness

  • How to transfer art to material
  • How to turn that materials into an arm or belt favor
  • Basic embroidery stitches to be creative with
  • Some magic to stitch in, to make it extra special

Pre-Requisites: Basic hand sewing and embroidery knowledge would be helpful.

Instructor will provide: Ideas, materials, needle, thread, hoop

Students should bring: Any picture or art that student wants to use on the favor

Fiber Arts Baroness Lynnette de Sandoval del Valle de los Unicornios Fiber Arts Roundtable: Ribbon Braiding Beginner class

Learn how to braid ribbon bands. They are great for trim, site tokens day or household favors, and more! Come on in and learn (or remember) this fun and simple craft.

Instructor will provide: Ribbon, Handout

 
Heraldry SAT ALL DAY College of Heralds  Heraldic Consultation Dame Selene Colfox will be coordinating Heraldic Submissions – if you want to register your name or armory, stop by and visit Dame Selene and her outstanding team of consultants.
Heraldry SUN ALL DAY College of Heralds  Kingdom Heraldry Meeting The Caid College of Heralds will be holding their monthly meeting to consider names and armory submissions. Curious about what happens at heraldry meeting? Drop in and find out.
Heraldry SAT 9-10:50 TH Lady Elizabeth Roxburymill Talking to Your Clients for Heralds Everywhere All Levels class

Ideas on how to get your clients excited about heraldry and how to get them to focus on their submissions. We will be touching on personas, basic heraldry and ideas to help them understand SCA rules and match their ideas to what can be passed in the SCA.

Instructor will provide: Handouts

Students should bring: Note-taking materials.

Heraldry SAT 11-12:50 Master Cormac Mor Court as Theatre  Beginner class

The experience of court is a true team effort. From the populace in the seats to the entourage of a baronial presentation, from the guards at the back of court to the herald and Royalty on the dais, come learn how to make court a more theatrical, immersive, and enjoyable experience for all. The class will consist of a presentation, followed by discuss and (time permitting) hands-on scenarios.

Students should bring: Note-taking materials.

Heraldry SAT 2-3:50 Baron Bruce Draconarius Putting Your Heraldry to Good Use Intermediate class

Now that your device or badge has been registered how do you plan to use it? This class shows many examples of the use of heraldry, not merely on shields, flags and banners but much more, and how you can incorporate your heraldry into your Society life. Class will include slides of period examples and modern recreations.

Instructor will provide: Handouts

Students should bring: Note-taking materials.

Heraldry SAT 4-5:50 Dame Jeanne Marie Lacroix Individually Attested Patterns (IAP)  Beginner class

Interested in registering armory that doesn't meet the core standards? Such as German armory with sable charges on gules? Or Hungarian armory that uses sable beasts on azure fields? Or perhaps armory representative of Japanese mon? This class will discuss how to document an individually Attested Pattern to support registrations such as these.

Pre-Requisites: A basic understanding of the coree style standards would be useful.

Instructor will provide: handout

Students should bring: Note-taking materials.

 
History SAT 9-10:50 Master Hrodr-Navar Hakonsson Survey of Medieval English Coinage Beginner class

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 currency? We will discuss these issues and look at some period coins to see the evolution of coinage form William I through 
Elizabeth I.

History SAT 11-12:50 Duke Guillaume de la Belgique Inside the First Folio Beginner class

Discover Shakespeare's First Folio in a discussion of the history of Elizabethan theater, the performance and publication of Shakespeare's work, and the importance of the First Folio (the first collection of Shakespeare's plays). Students in this class will get to examine a full-size facsimile of the First Folio, and will learn about the upcoming Southern California "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" exhibition, sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library. 

History SAT 2-3:50 TH Lord Theo van der Zee Around Africa: Prince Henry and his New Ships That Paved the Way to the Era of Discovery Beginner class

This class will focus on the incredible shift of maritime technology from traditional medieval carracks to the Portuguese caravel around 1450. The caravel is the ship that allowed Western Europeans to sail across open oceans on long voyages, reconnecting Europe to Eastern trade for the first time since the Bubonic Plague, endless warfare and the Fall of Constantinople cut off the main routes established by the Crusades. With some background history along with a light discussion regarding the technological shift in maritime transportation (based upon archeological records, ship architecture & sail theory), we will take a peek at the major cause of the Age of Discovery and the Renaissance Era.

Pre-Requisites: Students really just need an inquisitive mind. This is a history lecture as opposed to a trade lecture. It is purely informational.

Instructor will provide: Sources for reading, access to PowerPoint.

Students should bring: Themselves and Note-taking materials if desired. 

History SAT 4-5:50 Duchess Felinah Memo Hazara Khan Found and Lost Again - Topics in Medieval Surgery Beginner class

For a brief, shining moment (in the history of surgery), in Bologna, Italy a few surgeons stood against the establishment to promote clean healing and the systematic study of anatomy. Why them and then? Why did others believe otherwise? Why was their knowledge lost again for 500 years? This class will discuss a variety of intriguing topics in the history of surgery from Ancient Alexandria through the Middle ages, focusing on examples of key knowledge first gained and then ignored. (And dispelling common misconceptions along the way.) This is history, not medicine, and has a very low "ick" rating (plus will be mentioned and human dissection but nothing worse).

Instructor will provide: Notes

Students should bring: Note-taking materials are optional. Or just enjoy the class.

History SUN 11-12:50 Lian Kong Historical Garden & Crafting Herbal Salves Beginner to Advanced class

Beginners to Advanced Gardeners are welcome! Discover how gardening in your micro-climate translates to growing heirloom fruit and vegetables, herbs and flowers, brewing or dyeing crops. Topics include bee-friendly plants and pollinators, less stressful irrigation, integrated pest management (know your allies or enemies in a border skirmish!) and seed exchange.

Part II - Natural Herbal Salves. Learn how to craft natural salves for yourself with native herbs and plants.

Instructor will provide: Handouts (photocopies), seeds, seedlings, organic soil amendments.
Part II - dried plant materials, samples of salves in food grade tins,

Students should bring: Notebook & pen. Envelopes for seed exchange. Gardening gloves & apron. Box to carry plants, seeds & amendments home.
Part II - Large re-closable plastic bags for dried plants. Sharpie pen for labeling tins. 

History SUN 2-3:50 Count Agrippa Morris Real Swords and Their Uses Advanced class

This class would focus on real swords for most cultures and their myths, metallurgy and how they truly function.

Using top quality custom made vs. production quality.

How to Hold
Purchase and Cut
Lots of history and with literature.

Pre-Requisites: Knowledge and love of real blades and a want to get past the myths.

Instructor will provide: Hands-on examples of custom swords. And tamashigiri to cut for a few knights.

Students should bring: Gloves and notepad.

 
Performance - Bardic SAT 9-10:50 THL Sadb ui Lorccain Lyric Writing Workshop Beginner class

What makes a song people want to sing? Lyrics, the words that match the music and the mood. We will spend a short time talking about inspiration, hook, language flow, word choices, encouraging the creative process, and thinking toward matching the tone of music to the words. The remainder of our time will be spent on work shopping your lyrics, or mine if you don't bring any. If you have lyrics you have been struggling with, please bring at least 10 copies to share for discussion. If all you have is an inspiration, hopefully we work together to begin turning it into the next campfire hit. You are also welcome to come empty handed, and ready to be inspired. Please note that we will not be working on tunes unless it is in context of how the words flow.

Pre-Requisites: Basic A desire to write lyrics. Some basic writing skills and performance experience would be helpful.

Instructor will provide: A barebones outline of key concepts to help keep our focus.

Students should bring: Paper and pencil. Also suggested: A work in progress that you would like to workshop, at least 10 copies. Or an idea that you have not yet started writing.

Performance - Bardic SAT 9-10:50 Don Diego de Palma No-No *Expletive Deleted* - An SCA Storytelling Class Beginner class

This class will cover how to modify your stories of experiences in the SCA to satisfy a more historic aesthetic. We will go over a step by step on how to adapt one's anecdotes to remove modern context and self reference to create a classic feeling tale.

Students should bring: Note-taking materials. Ideas for a tale to adapt.

Performance - Bardic SAT 11-12:50 Baron Beorn of the Northern Sea Vocal Performance Practice Intermediate class

Vocal Technique and physical practice for singers in the SCA. The students will learn posture, breathing, physiological and mnemonic techniques to assist in the proper and safe vocal production while singing in either art song or choral performance. Please have a piece you have worked on.

Pre-Requisites: Basic Vocal Technique.

Instructor will provide: Handout, electronic keyboard

Students should bring: Music to sing, Paper, writing implement.

Performance - Bardic SAT 11-12:50 Mistress Caitlin Wintour How to Thrill Your Audience with Epic True Tales All Levels class

One of our richest story sources is Medieval history. War! Love! Betrayal! Conquest! What could be more exciting? Mistress Caitlin will teach the class in two parts: the 1st part will be how to build historical events into thrilling stories. The 2nd part will be how to be a practicum as Caitlin tells her rip-roaring rendition of the Norman Conquest. Don't miss it!

Performance - Bardic SAT 2-3:50 TH Lady Angharat Goch Caid Choir Rehearsal Intermediate class

Please join the Caid Choir in rehearsing for our summer season!

Set list, scores and learning tracks are distributed in advance via the Caid Choir Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/775411619141863/

All ages are welcome, ability to read music and prior choral experience is recommended.

Instructor will provide a limited supply of extra materials.

Students should bring: Printed copies of the sheet music, a pencil for notation, and a black binder or folder.

Performance - Bardic SAT 2-3:50 TH Lord Thomas Whitehart Medieval Monster Trivia (Weird and Wonderful) Beginner class - Adults and Older Youth

You! Yes, You! Your poor personae survived being captured by pirates, the silk road, and the plague... but how will you deal with the dreaded _____?

Join us, and learn all about the weird things people dealt with in days both Ancient and Medieval. There will be prizes, points, and strange names. Bring some of your own weirdness and monster trivia to share.

Pre-Requisites: A sense of humor is required, as one person's Monster is another person's pet.

Instructor will provide: Handouts, Prizes, Leftover Candy Canes.

Students should bring: Pen and paper are handy but not necessary.

Performance - Bardic SAT 4-5:50 TH Lord Thomas Whitehart "It's Alive!" Bringing Period Material To Beginner class

You were minding your own business, but suddenly a book jumped out at you... and now you want to tell it as a story, poem or other performance piece. But it's encumbered with dry stiff prose, completely missing parts, and you can barely read it yourself. No worries. In this class we will help you find materials and bring it to life, and to perform it as well. PLEASE feel free to bring projects you are working on, or considering. We will gently, lovingly, break out the hammers and tongs, and help you bring it to LIFE!

Pre-Requisites: A basic knowledge of performance, and of the kind of material you want to work with will be very helpful. Please feel free to bring projects you are working on.

Instructor will provide: Handouts. Leftover Candy Canes.

Students should bring: Any pieces you want to work on, and any necessary reference materials.

 
Performance - Dance SAT 4-5:50 TH Lady Elizabeth Roxburymill Middle Eastern Dance for Beginners Beginner class

We will be working on basic dance moves, hips and arms and a few veil movements and basic zills. Please bring your own veils and zills. Make sure to wear comfortable garb and make sure that your feet or legs are not inhibited by the garment. 

Instructor will provide: Music and Handout.

Students should bring: Veil and zills

 
Rapier SAT 9-10:50 Master Michael Mallory Intro to SCA Rapier Beginner class

Have you been interested in participating in SCA Rapier combat but aren't sure where to start?

This informational class will give you the basics of SCA Rapier and will cover equipment, local practice locations, an overview of the rules footwork and sword guards, as well as the philosophy of rapier fencing as it applies to the SCA rules system. Protective equipment as well as rapiers, daggers, bucklers, batons and cloaks will be available for participants to examine. A Q&A will follow.

SCA Rapier is grounded in 16th Century rapier forms as well as treatises by period masters such as Agrippa, Capo Ferro, Fabris and Giganti. Caid Rapier strives to promote knowledge and excellence in fencing, as well as friendly competition at regularly held tournaments and melees throughout the Kingdom.

Rapier SAT 9-10:50 Master 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 rules 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 SAT 11-12:50 Don Avenel Kellough Morozzo's Play Against a Left Handed Opponent Intermediate class

Italian Master Achille Morozzo includes in his manual a play for sword and buckler against an opponent fighting left handed. This class will work through that play as slow controlled drill.

Class is appropriate for cut and thrust rapier and unarmored combat.

Pre-Requisites: Student should be familiar with cut and thrust style combat.

Instructor will provide: Handout

Students should bring: Cut and Thrust Sword and Buckler.

Rapier SAT 11-12:50 Master Lot Ramirez Rapier  Marshalling Beginner class

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.

Pre-Requisites: Rapier experience or viewing of rapier fighting is a benefit.

Students should bring: A copy of the rules and Rapier Marshal in Training (RMIT) paperwork downloadable from http://marshal.sca-caid.org/pubs.php/

Rapier SAT 2-3:50 TH Lord Rhydderch Derwen Beginning Italian Rapier All skill levels class

Beginning Italian Rapier. This class is designed for those who are new to or are interested in Italian rapier in the SCA. No previous knowledge of Italian Rapier is required, all skill and experience levels are welcome.

We will cover stance, body mechanics, grip, attacking, defending, and the basic ideologies of Italian rapier.

Students should bring: Armor and a rapier are highly suggested. Limited loaner gear will be available on a first come first served basis, authorization in rapier not required.

Rapier SAT 2-3:50 TH Lady Meala Caimpbeul Cut & Thrust Workshop & Practice All skill levels 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.

Rapier SAT 4-5:50 Duke Guilaume de la Belgique Unarmored/Cut & Thrust Fighter's Forum (SEE INFORMATION IN UNARMORED AREA BELOW)
Rapier SUN 9-10:50 Vineyard of Swords

Instructors and Students include Master Lot Ramirez, Don Diego de Palma, Donna Mora Ottavia Spadera, THL Rhydderch Derwen, and others.

Coached Sparring Session Join the Vineyard of Swords for a session of one-on-one sparring and coaching. Gain insights and valuable instruction on historical techniques along with application theory and work on applying it in combat situations. 

Students should bring: rapier armor and equipment for sparring

Rapier SUN 11-12:50 Vineyard of Swords Coached Sparring Session (see information above)
Rapier SUN 11-12:50 Don Diego de Palma Managing the Learning Experience for Students and Teachers

Beginner class

This class goes over skills for recognizing the needs and motivations for students of the combat arts, managing the expectation of students and teachers, and skills for honing one's teaching process, all using modern management techniques.

Rapier SUN 2-3:50 Don Todde MacDonnell Pruning the Decision Tree: Simplifying the Fight We'll review and drill at several fencing systems that purport to simplify the fight by limiting the range of actions and counters used. Then we will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these systems, and the use of simple systems in general. 

Students should bring: gear for contact drilling, (i.e. mask, sword, gorget, gloves) also a dagger and buckler, if possible.
 
Scribal SAT 11-12:50 Baroness Aliskye Rosel Practical Scribing 101 - Getting Started Beginner class

Class will cover getting scroll assignments, materials and tools, layout and design, required elements, order of attack, tips and tricks, team-ups and collaboration and more.

Instructors will provide: Handouts.

Students should bring: Note-taking materials.

Scribal SAT 2-3:50 Lady Astrid Skalphaena
w/ TH Lady Meala Caimbeul
Getting Started in Scribal Arts Beginner class

Do scribal arts interest you, but you're confused about where to begin? do you need help figuring out what to buy, where to buy it, and where to find inspiration to get started? This class is for you!

Covering the basics of scribing, this lecture, demonstration, and Q&A class will help you figure it all out.

Instructors will provide: Handouts, demonstration materials.

Students should bring: Note taking materials.

Scribal SAT 4-5:50 Lady Valeria Cabrielli Paint Mixing: Good Color Practices Beginner class

Basic additive color theory as it applies to mixing paint. Overview of the pigments from within the SCA period. How to use those colors to get the color clarity you want in a way that can be replicated later. What are granular pigments vs. stains, and why it matters. Complex mixing: skin tones & spot matching.

Instructors will provide: Handouts. Gouche: madder carmine, vermilion, naples yellow deep, lemon yellow (in place of lead tin yellow), yellow ochre, oxide of chromium, ultramarine, white, azure blue, mixing white, permanent white (in place of lead white). Brushes, water containers, watercolor paper.

Scribal SUN ALL DAY Lady Astrid Skalphaena
w/ TH Lady Meala Caimbeul
Scriptorium & Scribes in Residence Open Scriptorium - Work on projects, get advice and network with other scribes.

This year we're trying a "Scribes in Residence" program, where experienced scribes are encouraged to publish a time block they are willing to attend and offer advice and/or assistance to those in need. (Not unlike a college professor's office hours.) Hours will be published in the Book of Faces and a hard copy will be available at Gate. Please contact Astrid or Meala to sign up if you do not have access to said Book.

Instructors/Scriptorium will provide: Extra drawing, painting, and calligraphy supplies. Template packages for the Kingdom's new template program will also be available for us.

Students: should bring current projects if you desire!

Scribal SUN 9-10:50 Baroness Aliskye Rosel Basic Painting and the Luttrell Psalter Beginner class

A basic painting class for the beginning scribe with a focus on the borders and marginalia of the Luttrell Psalter.

Instructors will provide: Paints palettes, water cups handouts to paint.

Students should bring: Round paint brushes size 1 or 2 and a smaller round brush for detail work size 2/0 or smaller with a sharp point.

Scribal SUN 11-12:50 Lady Valeria Cabrielli Adapting Historical References into Scrolls Beginner class

Design concepts: symmetry vs. asymmetry, balance, rule of thirds, golden ratio, horror vacui, typographical emphasis. How to avoid the impression you've painted a picture frame. Varying an edge. Integrating text and imagery. The importance of negative space.

We all know some period manuscripts look better than others. We'll take a look at the difference between the best and worst period examples and what makes the best examples memorable.

Instructors will provide: Handouts.

Students should bring: Note-taking materials.

 
Society Interests SAT 9-10:50 TH Lady Rekon of Saaremaa Who Else Could I Be/ Ideas for Rarer Period Personae Beginner class

In our effort to create the Good Parts version of the Middle Ages, we choose personae: alternate selves set in history. Some times and places are better known and relatively popular, and others are often all but unheard of. You can help change that! By creating a persona from a less commonly portrayed time, you'll be enriching everyone's experience of the Current Middle Ages. In this class, you'll get some tips on times and places that would make great persona stories and resources to help you build your new you.

Pre-Requisites: Familiarity with internet resources would be helpful but not necessary.

Instructor will provide: Handouts including online resources.

Students should bring: Pencils or pens..

Society Interests SUN 9-10:50 Baron Beorn of the Northern Sea How to Write an Award Recommendation Letter Beginner class

This class teaches the students many techniques to write clear and concise award recommendation letters for anything from non-armigerous to Patent-level accolades.

Pre-Requisites: Basic Vocal Technique.

Instructor will provide: Handout, examples of letters.

Students should bring: Paper, writing implement

Society Interests SAT 11-12:50 Master Manus leDragonier Awards Letters from an Award of Arms to a Peerage Beginner class

Overview on writing an award recommendation letter for any level. Basic class will follow the letter process on the Kingdom webpage. Second part of class will deal with how to write a complete letter for grant or peerage level awards and how to process works in general and the timelines that may apply. Class will cover where to send such letters as well as a list of all the kingdom awards offered in Caid and what they are for.

Instructor will provide: handouts

Students should bring: Note-taking materials.

Society Interests SAT 2-3:50 Donna Mora Spadera CANCELLED

The Courtly Art of Comportment

Beginner class

How stylish and graceful do you feel when you need to bow, curtsy, or kneel at an event? Doff your hat? Salute your opponent? Honor your Consort?

Do you know what to do when you are called to come up in court? Can you walk past the thrones or greet the Royalty walking by with confidence and good form?

It takes practice to know how to move in a floor-length skirt or with a sword on your hip. Try sitting or kneeling with one. Then try dancing with it. When do you put on or take off those gloves? Add pattens, a fan, a tall fancy hat, or other accessories to your ensemble... and look confident wearing them.

Physical comportment speaks volumes about who a person is, the place they hold in society, and the kinds of relationships they have to the people around them. In the SCA, these kinds of details have the power to enhance or detract from the non-modern ambiance many of enjoy at events and in our interactions with others within 'the dream'.

This class looks at multiple historical references as well as SCA culture to give attendees a practical look at how to move and act with more flair, etiquette, and historical accuracy at events, considering the impact of garb selection, one's chosen persona, and present society culture. Field salutes for fighters and consorts the basic reverence for men and women, and appropriate behavior when called into court will be included in the class activities.

Instructor will provide: Handout.

Students should bring: Students are encouraged to wear any accessories or garb that they feel their persona might typically wear, such as a full length skirt, sword on a sword belt, hat, gloves, etc., so they can practice handling and using these items.

Society Interests SAT ALL DAY TH Lady Catharine Hawkwood Interviews for Caid's Historical Display at the SCA's 50th Anniversary Advanced class

Caid's Historical Display for the SCA's 50th Year Anniversary Celebration is recording our Kingdoms history in interviews with long-time Caidans. Interviews take approximately 10-25 minutes. A sign-up sheet will be available in the classroom for those who want to schedule interviews around classes they're taking.

Pre-Requisites: We are especially looking for memories of special moments in Caid's history and of how traditions unique to Caid have developed.

Instructor will provide: Model Release

Students should bring: Your answers to these questions: What are your name and title? How long have you played in the SCA in Caid? What have you done here? What makes Caid special for you? What historical happenings did you participate in or observe in Caid? What are the "magic moments" you've experienced in the SCA in Caid?

 
SCA Officers SAT 9-10:50 TH Lady Tierrynna CaerNarvon Lists- how to run a list and be an officer Beginner class

This class will go over the basics from start to finish on how run lists for the different martial forms. This class is highly recommended for any Deputy list officers. All who are curious are welcome.

Pre-Requisites: Know how to count and sort cards by colors. 

*really this is very easy*

SCA Officers SAT 11-12:50 Baroness Kale' al-Raqqasa and Master Thomas Blackkeep (Kingdom Seneschal) Territorial Seneschal Class Beginner class

Come and learn everything you need to know in order to become a territorial Seneschal. If you are a deputy, thinking about becoming one, or even if you are already an experienced Seneschal, please come and lend your experience, or learn something you may not have already known. So please come and join us!

Instructor will provide: Territorial Seneschal's handbook. The Baronial handbook and the class worksheet.

Students should bring: Pen or Pencil.

SCA Officers SAT 2-3:50 Master David of Caithness Youth and Family Achievement Program for Administrators, Mentors & Parents Beginner class

An overview of the program, with specific instructions on administering at the local group level. Questions and Answer session for parents and mentors at the end of the presentation.

Students should bring: Note taking materials.

SCA Officers SAT 4-5:50 TH Lady A'isha al-Raqqasa Chronicler Round Table Beginner class

This is a meeting for Territorial Chroniclers to gather and share layout ideas, article ideas, techniques for wrangling articles, or just learning to be a territorial chronicler. Current Territorial Chronicler's are encouraged to attend. Those who want to know what the office is about are very welcome as you may be the new chronicler for your territory!

Instructor will provide: A Chronicler SOP handout

Students should bring: Ideas, pen and paper.

SCA Officers SUN 9-10:50 TH Lady Sophia de la Roche and TH Lady Catharine Hawkwood How to Run the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Fair and Pentathlon Competition Beginner class

In 2017, the office of Kingdom Arts & Sciences will once again be sponsoring the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Fair and Pentathlon competition. Learn how to run Caid's premier Arts & Sciences competition or how to fill one of the many specialty deputy positions. Previous competition stewards and deputies are invited to take part and share their expertise. Please note, this class is not about running the event at which the competition takes place. This is about how to run the Kingdom Arts & Sciences sponsored competition that will take place at the event.

Pre-Requisites: Experience with the competition as an entrant, judge or staff member will be a plus, as well as familiarity with the competition rules for 2017. The updated Kingdom Arts & Sciences Fair and Pentathlon handbook will be available before the class via 
http://pentathlon.sca-caid.org

Instructor will provide: The updated-for-2017 Kingdom Arts and Sciences Fair and Pentathlon Handbook. The new manual for how to run the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Fair and Pentathlon competition will be released during the class.

Students should bring: note-taking materials. 

SCA Officers SUN 11-12:50 Master Rowan Killian Exchequer 101
 
Unarmored Combat SAT 9-10:50 Baroness Muirrenn ingen Donndubain Introduction to 1.33 Combat: Early Period Sword and Buckler Beginner class

This is an introductory class for 1.33 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 1.33. 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. Some (limited) loaner equipment will be available.

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. A standard 3-weapon fencing mask is requested (for drills only) but not required. 

Unarmored Combat SAT 11-12:50 Don Avenel Kellough Morozzo's Play Against a Left Handed Fighter Intermediate class

Italian Master Achille Morozzo includes in his manual a play for sword and buckler against an opponent fighting left handed. This class will work through that play as slow controlled drill.

Class is appropriate for cut and thrust rapier and unarmored combat.

Pre-Requisites: Student should be familiar with cut and thrust style combat.

Instructor will provide: Handout

Students should bring: Cut and Thrust Sword and Buckler.

Unarmored Combat SAT 2-3:50 Duke Guillaume de la Belgique Introduction to German Dagger Beginner class

Learn the basics of combat with the rondel dagger the ultimate knightly "close combat" weapon. Techniques are drawn from 14th and 15th Century German fighting manuals, and are taught under Unarmored fighting rules but the techniques would apply to fighting in rapier, cut & thrust, and armored combat as well.

Instructor will provide: A small number of combat daggers available as loaners.

Students should bring: Safe dagger simulators (synthetic, rapier-legal, or rattan - no sharp steel daggers will be allowed) if you have them. 

Unarmored Combat SAT 4-5:50 Duke Guillaume de la Belgique Unarmored Cut & Thrust Fighters Forum Beginner class

The unarmored Marshalate will hold a discussion forum for everyone who is A) an authorized Unarmored or Cut & Thrust fighter, or B) interested in being involved in Unarmored and/or Cut & Thrust in the future, or C) both. Fighters interested in, or involved in either fighting form are encouraged to attend.

This forum is to discuss some significant changes to the rules in Unarmored, and Cut & Thrust combat, and to discuss the future of these styles of fighting in our Kingdom - where they are now and where we want them to go from here. We have some decisions to make in the near future regarding these two combat forms, and want to hear the voices and viewpoints of ALL of those who enjoy participating so that we can (to the best of our ability) ensure that these styles of combat develop in the direction(s) that best serve the wishes of the community.

Pre-Requisites: Anyone interested in, or involved in Unarmored or Cut & Thrust combat.

Unarmored Combat SUN 11-12:50 Don Diego de Palma Managing the Learning Experience for Students and Teachers Beginner class

This class goes over skills for recognizing the needs and motivations for students of the combat arts, managing the expectation of students and teachers, and skills for honing one's teaching process, all using modern management techniques.

 
Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SAT 9-10:50 Sir Thorin O'Seaghdha Make a Needle Beginner class

So you need a needle? Well why not make one! We will have a brief discussion about needles and then you can make a Naalbinding needle out of bone or antler, or a sewing needle out of bone, antler, wood or metal. Most people will be able to finish a needle during class time.

Instructor will provide: a piece of wood, bone, antler or metal and the tools necessary to form a needle.

Students should bring: Dust mask, safety glasses, gloves are recommended but not absolutely necessary. We will be making dust, using files and sandpaper.

Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SAT 9-10:50 Bannthegn Elspeth of Still Waters Jewelry 101: Make and Take a Stamped Viking Inspired Pendant Beginner class

This beginner class will learn basic jewelers skills such as cutting with a jeweler's saw, soldering, metal stamping, sanding and finishing while making a small pendant to keep. Pendants are based on Norse hammer, ax and lunula pendants from the 10th to 12th Century

Instructor will provide: We will have copper, brass and German silver metals, instructions documentation and loaner tools.

Students should bring: A cloth or apron over nice garb is recommended and long hair and loose sleeves must be tied back.

Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SAT 11-12:50 Master Conchobhar Mac Cionaoith Beginning and Intermediate Glass Bead Making (all levels) class

Learn how to make and decorate glass beads using lampwork techniques. You will see a demonstration on how to make a Viking style "eye" bead. Then you will have the opportunity to make your own and take it home with you.

Instructor will provide: All necessary tools and materials will be provided.

Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SAT 11-12:50 Bannthegn Elspeth of Still Waters Jewelry 102: Make and Take a Pendant with Cabochon Stone Beginner class

This beginner class will learn basic jewelers skills such as cutting with a jeweler's saw, soldering, metal stamping, setting a stone in a bezel, sanding and finishing while making a small pendant to keep. Pendants are based on Medieval finds.

Pre-Requisites: It is helpful, but not required, to take the Jewelry 101 class prior to this one. 

Instructor will provide: We will have copper, brass and German silver metals, bezel settings, semi-precious cabochon stones, instructions documentation and loaner tools.

Students should bring: A cloth or apron over nice garb is recommended and long hair and loose sleeves must be tied back.

Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SAT 2-3:50 Master Donal O'Brien Make A Pennanular Brooch Beginner class

A penannular brooch is a simple and elegant way of fastening two pieces of fabric together. You have probably seen a penannular brooch used as a cloak clasp. I will demonstrate how you can make a brooch of your own.

Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather  SAT 2-3:50 TH Lady Rekon of Saaremaa Pewter Casting a Small Token Using Stone Molds Beginner class

Students will learn to carve small, detailed soapstone molds and cast pewter tokens ideal for many purposes, including appreciation or site tokens, jewelry and embellishment for garb or other objects. A brief survey of period examples will be presented for inspiration. Students will be able to keep their original, reusable molds and the tokens they cast.

Pre-Requisites: None needed, but intermediate and advanced pewterers are also welcome. 

Instructor will provide: Soapstone, carving tools, and all tools and materials needed for carving molds and casting pewter tokens.

Students should bring: Vision aids if needed for small, close work, and any personal protection equipment needed for casting. I will provide an apron and my own casting gloves, but my hands are small. If yours are not please bring leather gloves. 

Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SAT 4-5:50 Lady Genevieve De La Marre Basic Leatherworking Beginner class - Adults and Older Youth

Learn the basics of leather sewing and or stamping, I'll have two sample projects to work on, choose one or try your hand at both if you get done with your first choice quickly. One project is a leather medallion could be used as a key chain or a belt favor, create your own design and learn to stamp it into leather, then punch a hold to hang it from and stain it. The other option is sewing a leather juggling ball I have a variety of colors and even some furred skins to choose from. 

Instructor will provide: Leather, tools, stain, etc.

Students should bring: Donations for materials. 

Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SUN 9-10:50 TH Lord Theo van der Zee Decorative Metallurgy: Viking Bronze and English Pewtering in the Early Middle Ages Beginner class

This class aims to take a look at the arts of bronze casting in Scandinavia and pewtering in England between 800 C.E. to 1300 C.E. Major focuses will be the composition of the metals, styles of moulds, mould making and casting technique, the "medieval eye" verses the "modern eye", and more. There will be a good deal of pictures and academic resources.

Pre-Requisites: Any interested person! 

Instructor will provide: Access to the PowerPoint & sources for further study.

Students should bring: Note-taking materials if desired. 

Glass/Wood/Metal/Leather SUN 11-12:50 Baron Jon Thomme deClaydon Introduction to Pewtercasting Using Cuttlefish Bone Beginner class

Learn how to cast Pewter objects of fancy, using a method which dates back to Antiquity.

Instructor will provide: Hot pewter, cuttlefish bone and tools. Basically the instructor is bringing the workshop to you.

Students should bring: An idea of something you think would be fun to cast, or something you want to forge a copy of. A small object that we can press into the pith of the bone to make an impression in. Small 3 dimensional things are fine.

 
Youth - Teen SAT 11-12:50 THLady Vitasha Ivanova doch Non-Alcoholic Brewing Beginner class - All Ages

A look at non-alcoholic "brewing". Discussion will include syrups, sekanjabins, vinegars, and soda as well as their uses and variations on each. There will be a tasting of vinegars, syrups, and sekanjabins. We will make soda. Participants are asked to bring a clean plastic bottle if they wish to take home some soda.

Instructor will provide: All tasting supplies.

Students should bring: A clean 2 Liter soda bottle if they want to take home some soda.

Youth - Teen SAT 2-3:50 TH Lord Thomas Whitehart Medieval Monster Trivia (Weird and Wonderful) Beginner class - Adults and Older Youth

You! Yes, You! Your poor personae survived being captured by pirates, the silk road, and the plague... but how will you deal with the dreaded _____?

Join us, and learn all about the weird things people dealt with in days both Ancient and Medieval. There will be prizes, points, and strange names. Bring some of your own weirdness and monster trivia to share.

Pre-Requisites: A sense of humor is required, as one person's Monster is another person's pet.

Instructor will provide: Handouts, Prizes, Leftover Candy Canes.

Students should bring: Pen and paper are handy but not necessary.

Youth - Teen SAT 4-5:50 Lady Genevieve De La Marre Basic Leatherworking Beginner class - All Ages

Learn the basics of leather sewing and or stamping, I'll have two sample projects to work on, choose one or try your hand at both if you get done with your first choice quickly. One project is a leather medallion could be used as a key chain or a belt favor, create your own design and learn to stamp it into leather, then punch a hold to hang it from and stain it. The other option is sewing a leather juggling ball I have a variety of colors and even some furred skins to choose from. 

Instructor will provide: Leather, tools, stain, etc.

Students should bring: Donations for materials. 

Youth - Teen SAT 4-5:50 TH Lady Rekon of Saaremaa Thin Metal Forming (Repoussee) for Jewelry and Decoration Beginner class

Students will learn to form thin metal sheet to create decorative metal panels and shapes that can be applied to boxes or worn as jewelry. This art was practiced in a variety of places and times throughout period, and sample designs will be available for those who don't draw freehand very well.

Pre-Requisites: Students need to be able to hold a pencil and follow some simple directions. 

Instructor will provide: Copper sheet, tools to use, a variety of period designs and examples of period pieces using the technique.

Students should bring: Glasses if you wear them, a pencil or pen. 

 

A Parent must accompany students under the age of 7

Youth - Children SAT 11-12:50 THLady Vitasha Ivanova doch Non-Alcoholic Brewing Beginner class - All Ages

A look at non-alcoholic "brewing". Discussion will include syrups, sekanjabins, vinegars, and soda as well as their uses and variations on each. There will be a tasting of vinegars, syrups, and sekanjabins. We will make soda. Participants are asked to bring a clean plastic bottle if they wish to take home some soda.

Instructor will provide: All tasting supplies.

Students should bring: A clean 2 Liter soda bottle if they want to take home some soda.

 

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