Collegium Occidentalis 2014 Activities

IN DEPTH DESCRIPTION OF SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES BY TRACK

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Last updated Tuesday, November 4th (only 5 days to go before Collegium Occidentalis 2014!)

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    Because the ink used to create the letters, iron gall ink, contained tannin, and tannin is a chemical used to tan animal hides (the surface media of medieval manuscripts), to turn animal hides into leather. And, leather is considerably less susceptible to decomposition than is untreated animal hide or vellum. Hence, the velllum calligraphed into letters survived, but the untreated, non-inked, blank vellum that surrounded the letters did not. Mistress Anne Fawnhaven, Derelei, Sarah Joyal/Sciath ingean Airt, Nuala Inghean Cuircc ( a.k.a Becka Adams), Hrafna-Kára, and Annabell Wood answered correctly (or provided reasonable responses along this same line).

    Burgundy PPF (Perfectly Period Feast) Track

    BURGUNDY PPF (PERFECTLY PERIOD FEAST) TRACK The activities below are designed for those considering participation in the Burgundy 2017 PPF (Perfectly Period Feast) feast and spectacle, set in the latter half of the 15th Century, but all are welcome to attend. For more info about the Burgundy 2017 PPF (Perfectly Period Feast) feast and spectacle, see: https://www.westkingdom.org/content/perfectly-period-feast-burgundy-guild MAKING 15 C. PADDED ROLLS, CHAPERONES, & HEART-SHAPED HENINS (HATS), by Brighid nic Thighearnain 9:00am; Mayflower Classroom 60 Min Hats-from-the-15th Century Making Demonstration. Sign-up encouraged (16 participants max), but observers welcome. Fee: $2 for handouts. Age: 18+. Think you can't make or wear a late period hat? Think again! Over the course of the15th century simple padded roll hats adorned lovely ladies in Italy, France, England and beyond. They formed the base of men's chaperones and later were shaped into the “heart-shaped” headdress seen in numerous tapestries, illustrations and effigies. Learn the foundational techniques for a simple roll, men's chaperone, and a basic shaped roll as seen in on the cotehardie-wearing lass in “The Tres Riches Heures” illumination. A PAS D' ARMS IN 15TH C. BURGUNDY, by Antonio Giordano da Sicilia. 10:00am; Mayflower Classroom 1 Hr, 20 Min Presentation. No Fee. Age range not specified. The Pas d'Arms of the 15th Century was a specific form of ʺtournamentʺ which was oftentimes held to celebrate a great event. The pas d'arms is a challenge ʺa plaisanceʺ (of peace) where the ensuing ceremony and combat was a showcase of chivalric virtues and individual prowess of the individuals. The attending knights played to a gallery which prized both courtesy and prowess, i.e. where simply being victorious was not sufficient as one's actions and motives were on display for all to see the depth of character and honor of each of the participants. The pas d'arms was designed to celebrate the ideal of knighthood and to resurrect the glory of the chivalric tradition in a time when longbows, crossbows and gun powder where surpassing the importance of mounted armored knights on the battlefield. FEAST & SPECTACLE IN 15TH C. BURGUNDY, by Cynthia Fayrfax. 10:05am; F4 Classroom 1 Hr, 20 Min Presentation. Age: 13+. Revel in a Feast for the Senses! The Art of Spectacle was very much a part of the culture of 15th century Burgundy. In this heavily illustrated lecture, you can enjoy the art of table service, table wares, ceremony, etiquette & surprising entertainments. You may even leave this lecture inspired to create your own spectacular objects & amusements to enhance your SCA lifestyle. "Information from primary research & primary sources on feast practices in Burgundy at the courts of Duke Philippe le Bon (Philip the Good) and Duke Charles Temeraire (Charles the Rash). We'll touch on table service, table wares, ceremony, etiquette & surprising entertainments performed during feasts at their courts. The Perfectly Period Feast group is aiming to recreate as much of this as is possible with the collusion & cooperation of all who are interested in participating." Quote by Cynthia Fayrfax. HISTORICAL CARVING & SERVING, by Geoffrey Mathias. 11:30am; Auditorium- A 1 hr Hands-On Workshop Sign-up Required (8 particpants max), but observers welcome. Age range: 13+. Learn how a chicken was carved in the 15th century, as well as general manners expected of carvers and servers during medieval feasts of the 15th Century. DANCE: LEARN BASIC STEPS & PATTERNS OF BURGUNDIANS, by Crystal of the Westermark. 1:30pm; Auditorium- C 1Hr, 30 Min Hands-on (Feet-on?) Dance Class. Age range: 7+. Learn dances for 12th Night and the Crosston Ball. In this class we'll go over the basic steps and patterns of Burgundian dance of the 1490s. Bassedanse is set of stately walking dances. This class will focus on two dances, Danse De Cleves and Beaulte de Castille. CHARLES THE BOLD: HIS LIFE & TIMES, by Antonio Giordano da Sicilia 3:00pm; Mayflower Classroom 1 hr, 30 min Presentation. No Fee, No age range indicated Son of Duke Philip III the Good of Burgundy, Duke Charles the Bold of Burgundy was born in 1433 and brought up in the French manner as a friend of the French dauphin (Louis XI of France), who spent five years in Burgundy before his accession. Although he had shown no hostility toward France before taking over the government of Burgundy, his ambition drove him to make Burgundy independent of France and a kingdom in its own right. Charles forced Louis XI to restore to him the territory on the Somme and went on to collect territories bordering Burgundy by negotiation and war; however, the dream of making Burgundy a Kingdom eluded him and he was killed outside of Nancy in 1477 in battle against the Swiss. Charles is considered the last of a line of the Great Dukes of Burgundy. BURGUNDY PPF (PERFECTLY PERIOD FEAST) GUILD MEETING, by Flidais ní Eitigen 4:30pm; Mayflower Classroom 1 Hr Meeting.

    Clothing, Accessories, & Jewelry Track

    CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES, & JEWELRY TRACK WIRE WRAPPED BRACELETS, by Blase di Angelo 9:30am; Auditorium- C2 3 Hr hands-on jewelry-from-the-Byzantine-era workshop. Sign-Up Required (4 participants max). Fee: $5 for Materials. Observers welcome. Age: 13+. Please note that participants are expected to stay the full duration of the activity (3 hours). "You will learn how to work and manipulate wire with different tools to create a beautiful bracelet. This technique can be adapted to even create a circlet." Research has shown that wire wrapping was a form of jewelry making in the Byzantine era (from exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)." Quotes above by Blase di Angelo. Instructor will bring metal wire and written instructions and some jewelry cutters and pliers - but, students should bring their own jewelry cutters and pliers, if they have them. Also, students may bring their own beads to add to their wire wrapped bracelet. INTRO TO LATE PERIOD FLEMISH HEADRESSES, by Bridget Walker. 10:15am; Auditorium - A 1 Hr Presentation. Age: 13+. "Bridget, why are you wearing a lampshade?" To find out, come get an overview of late period Flemish headdresses. We'll examine all the layers that make up the iconic "Dutch" look, including Flemish caps and coifs, with some thoughts on construction. We'll study the oorijzer (ear iron) and its place in Dutch headdresses. And, we'll look at the huik, a hat/cloak unique to the area, and one of the oddest hats in Western Europe. BEADS FOR THE HUMBLE: PERIOD PATERNOSTERS OF WOOD AND BONE, by Dame Christian de Holacombe 11:30am; F1 Art Studio - B 1 Hr Hands-On Workshop. Sign-up required (4 participants max). Age Range: 7+ FEE: $6 for optional kit (kit with 50 beads, pendant, needle, thread) In the Middle Ages, people of all kinds carried a string of prayer beads, called a paternoster or a rosary, as part of what they wore every day. These beads were religious (Christian) but people also showed them off as jewelry, so you don't have to be religious to wear one. Hear about their history, see examples of different kinds, and if there's time, buy a kit and start to make your own. GENEALOGY OF CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION: STYLISTIC CHANGES ACROSS SPACE AND TIME, by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn 11:35am; F4 Classroom 55 Min Presentation. Age range: 13+ Slide-show/lecture on the evolution of clothing construction (i.e., various "families" of clothing design across time and space, showing how a set of basic approaches to clothing have been elaborated and implemented in various times and places). This is based on surviving garments (rather than on representations in art). This is a great introduction to the variety of surviving garments we have to use as inspiration for costuming, and a way of looking at the underlying systems of clothing design that can be adapted for types of garments that aren't represented in the surviving corpus. Participants will be exposed to: ~Survey of basic garment types across time and space. ~Analysis of construction (cutting) methods to achieve different shapes. ~Survey of surviving garments illustrating the above. EARLY PERIOD GAELIC DRESS, by Sciath ingean Airt 1:30pm; F4 Classroom 1 - hr Presentation. Age range: 13+ It can be challenging to be an Iron Age persona in a world that often seems to value most highly the cultures from the 14th century to the Renaissance. Among the most frustrating of things is to attempt to portray with some degree of legitimacy the clothing and accessories of the insular Celtic people. It is the goal of this presentation to give participants the information they need to confidently release their inner Gael. Participants will learn: 1) An example of early period gaelic dress from C.E. 500 - 800 Dal Riata for women that is easily created and accessorized. 2) An example of a leine for men, and a leine for women, and a brat. 3) Secondary sources to document the above examples, and tertiary sources and the conclusions they have come to using the secondary sources. INTRO TO NORSE/VIKING GARB, by Farleigh Greyson 2:30pm; Courtyard- A&B 1 Hr, 20 Min Presentation. Age range: 13+ Sign-ups encouraged (20 participants max). Have you every looked at those lovely ladies in their comfortable looking apron dresses with stunning brooches and bling and wondered, "How does one become a Viking?" Well look no further! This class gives an introduction to construction of 10-11th c. Norse garb including, but not limited to, under dresses, apron dresses (or hangaroks), Rus pants, men's tunics, and other various accoutrements to properly outfit yourself and your loved ones for your next Viking raiding party! Please join us, handouts will be provided. There is no class fee, but small donations for class materials always appreciated. See also: Cuirboulli: Water Hardened Leather Armor, listed under GLASS, LEATHER, METAL, & WOOD. Getting Started w/Kumihimo & Making Custom Cord, listed under NEEDLEWORK / FIBER ARTS Lampwork Beads, listed under GLASS, LEATHER, METAL, & WOOD. Making 15th C. Padded Rolls, Chaperones & Heart-Shaped Henins (Hats), listed under BURGUNDY PPF (PERFECTLY PERIOD FEAST)

    Fine Arts (Medieval Painting, Sculpture, Illuminated Manuscripts)

    FINE ARTS (MEDIEVAL PAINTING, SCULPTURE, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS) LEARN TO TURN GOLD INTO GOLD BY MAKING REAL GOLD PAINT!, by Kathy Stormberg (medievalartcraft.blogspot.com) 9:00am; F1 Arts Studio- A 1 Hr Hands-on workshop. Sign-Up Required (Instructor to provide gold leaf kits for up to 8 hands-on participants; OTHER HANDS-ON PARTICIPANTS POSSIBLE if they provide their own LOOSE LEAF - NOT Patent - gold leaf + ceramic container). $10 FEE for participants without their own gold leaf & ceramic container. Observers welcome. Age: 13+. Bring your making of painting and illumination to the next level of authenticity by learning how to make your own genuine gold paint. Though some imitation gold does a good job of looking like gold it won't behave like gold and you'll know it is not real even if no one else does. Broaden your painting skill set by learning how to make your own paint. Gold paint has applications to both illumination and fine art. Real gold paint has a beautiful luster and gives your work an authentic elegance, and can even be gently burnished for extra shine. Many medieval works of art incorporated gold paint in addition to gilding. Learn to make your own water-based gold paint! Each participant will leave with a finished batch of paint. Participants must be able to tap finger up and down repeatedly for about 45 minutes, and should have the fingernail on the middle finger of the dominant hand cut short so as not to protrude from the end of the finger. Instructor will bring supplies ( 5 sheets of loose gold leaf, gum arabic, distilled water, a handout, and ceramic mixing dish) for 8 students; additional students will need to bring their own LOOSE LEAF gold leaf (NOT patent leaf) and small shallow ceramic dish. $10 materials fee is mostly to cover cost of gold leaf. At the end of class paint will need 1-2 hours to settle, so participants will need to return briefly to finish (less than 5 minutes). INTRO TO MAKING & USING EGG TEMPERA PAINT, by Kathy Stormberg (medievalartcraft.blogspot.com) 10:15am; F1 Arts Studio- A 2 Hr Hands-On Medieval-Painting-Technique Workshop. Sign-Up required (6 participants max), but observers welcome. Fee: $5 materials fee to cover materials. Age range: 18+ Traditional egg tempera paintings have a unique quality not successfully imitated by acrylics or oils. Easy to make, easy to use, and easy to clean up, tempera is also a durable medium. Learn about some of the special considerations of making your own paint, working with powder pigments, and egg tempera. ILLUMINATION FUNDAMENTALS, by Richard de Camville. 1:30pm; F1 Arts Studio - A 1 Hr, 30 Min Hands-On Workshop that introduces participants to the Medieval Illuminated Page. Sign-up required (12 participants max), but observers (auditors) welcome. Age Range: 13 years and older. Bring scribal arts tools (fine paintbrushes, burnishers, exacto knives, quills, nibs+holders, calligraphy pens, rulers, ruling pens, etc.), if you have them. No workshop fee, but donations welcome. "A 90 minute workshop that will cover developing the medieval eye in relation to artistic form and style, evaluating research material to draw inspiration from, materials handling, balance and more. Participants will be doing “hands on” work so please bring whatever scribal arts tools you have. Participant space limited to 12. Auditors welcome but are requested to hold all questions and comments until after the workshop concludes." ~Richard de Camville. DESIGNING AN SCA AWARD SCROLL, by Richard de Camville 3:30pm ; F1 Arts Studio - A 1 Hr, 30 Min Hands-On Workshop designed for people interested in creating illuminated / calligraphed SCA Award Scrolls. Sign-Up required (12 participants max), but observers (auditors) welcome. Age range: 13+. Bring scribal arts tools (fine paintbrushes, burnishers, exacto knives, quills, nibs+holders, calligraphy pens, rulers, ruling pens, etc.), if you have them. No Fee, but donations welcome "A 90 minute workshop that builds upon the skills discussed in Illumination Fundamentals (1:30pm). This workshop will cover the elements needed to create a period looking Award Scroll to be used in the West Kingdom. The workshop will help the participant choose their layout based on historic references and the award type. Required elements and artistic license will be discusses. Participants will create a layout for an Award of Arms and since the workshop is “hands on” participants will need to bring whatever scribal arts tools they have. Participant space limited to 12. Auditors welcome but are requested to hold all questions and comments until after the workshop concludes." ~Richard de Camville

    Food Preparation & Presentation

    FOOD PREPARATION & PRESENTATION HOW TO SURVIVE MAKING SUGAR PASTE-TO-PLATE & SMILE AFTERWARDS, by Diane de Winchester 9:00am; Auditorium - C1 2 Hr Hands-on sugar-paste decorations workshop. Sign-Up Required (6 participants max). Fee: $2 for Materials. Bring small knife, small cutting board. Age: 15+. "For the Perfectly Period Feast set in 1580 Italy I was asked to "do something in Sugar Plate" and my adventures unfolded (alarmingly and delightedly) from there. Learning how NOT to do Sugar Plate was the most important lesson -- as all the foibles I found within my trials and errors over a two-year immersion into this new technique was a real eye-opener even to an ambitious professional artist. The possibilities for grandness in this material is vast, the troubles tremendous and yet here lies, also, the ultimate in humility!" Quote by by Diane de Winchester The beginning student will learn what sugar paste looks and feels like while they manipulate this material into edible decorations. We will be forming a series of tiny leaves to augment a Green Man Subtletie. Donations to said display encouraged but not insisted upon. Tasting permitted. CLEAN HANDS PROVIDED BY STUDENT: REQUIRED! Please bring a small knife and a small cutting board for yourself. All else will be provided. In two hours expect to learn to form a tiny leaf with your fingers and wooden tools, get them off your hands (god willing) and onto the drying rack. Students will see some finished work (to copy) in this medium made by the instructor (who lived to tell the story). Advancement of projects done in class at the whim of the instructor. The handout will fill in the details of "everything you wanted to know but didn't want to have to find out by yourself the long & hard way". PERIOD ISLAMIC COOKING, by Cariadoc of the Bow and Elizabeth of Dendermonde 1:30pm; Pilgrim Hall Kitchen / Auditorium - A 1 hr, 30 Min Presentation + Hands-On Cooking Demo. Sign-Up Required (6 participants max), observers welcome. Age: 7+. Cooking of the Islamic world from the 10th to the 15th century: What it was like, how to do it, where to find recipes. Era & Place: Islamic World, 10th-15th c. COOKING FROM PERIOD RECIPES, by Cariadoc of the Bow and Elizabeth of Dendermonde 3:30pm; Pilgrim Hall Kitchen / Auditorium - A 1 hr, 30 Min Hands-On Workshop. Sign-Up Required (6 participants max), observers welcome. Age range: 7+. How to start with a recipe written down in (Medieval) period and end up with something cooked to eat consistent with that recipe. See also: English Wooden Trenchers (1300's Food Platters), A&S Display, listed under GLASS, LEATHER, METAL, & WOOD. English Wooden Trenchers (1300's Food Platters), Hands-On Workshop, listed under GLASS, LEATHER, METAL, & WOOD. Feast & Spectacle in 15th C. Burgundy, listed under BURGUNDY PPF (PERFECTLY PERIOD FEAST). Historical Carving & Serving, listed under BURGUNDY PPF (PERFECTLY PERIOD FEAST)

    Gender During the Medieval Era

    GENDER DURING THE MEDIEVAL ERA THE WOMEN TROUBADOURS, by Katla loki Ulfsdóttir. 11:30am; Mayflower Classroom 1 hr Presentation. No age range specified. The women troubadours (trobairitz, trouveres) of Occitania and Northern France in the 12th -13th centuries had a remarkable place in history as an elite group of renowned female artists in a time where few existed worldwide. A brief history will be given, as well as introductions to the main poets and demonstrations of some of their works. Handouts provided, no fee. WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE AGES: AN OVERVIEW, by Katla loki Ulfsdóttir. 1:30pm; Mayflower Classroom 1 hr, 20 min Presentation. No age range specified. A beginning overview of women's lives in Western Europe during the Middle Ages, as well as a brief look into women in the Near and Middle East. From noblewoman to peasant, nun to artisan, a look at the various social classes, what women did and how they lived. WHY A COURTESAN? UNDERSTANDING THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD OF WOMEN, by Brigit the Chaste. 4:00pm; Courtyard- C 1 hr Presentation. Age range: 18+ What exactly was a courtesan? What sort of women became courtesans and what were their lives like? Why are they often called "proto-feminists?" How were they different than merely prostitutes, and why is that important? Learn the answer to these and other questions about these controversial, and fascinating, women. This brief survey of the courtesan throughout our time period will leave you with a greater understanding and admiration for these often misunderstood women. "*brief history of courtesans *difference between a courtesan and prostitute *the courtesan's role in different eras and localities *who became a courtesan and why *the courtesan as a persona in the SCA *and more"

    Glass, Leather, Metal, & Wood

    GLASS, LEATHER, METAL, & WOOD CUIRBOULLI: WATER HARDENED LEATHER ARMOR, by Cariadoc of the Bow 9:00am: Pilgrim Hall Kitchen / Auditorium- A 1 Hr Demonstration. Sign-up required (16 participants max). Age: 7+ How to make period armor from leather and hot water using equipment you already have in your kitchen. ENGLISH WOODEN TRENCHERS (1300's Food Plates), 8 hr A&S Display, by Joan of the Shire 9:00am; Auditorium- D "Wood Carving Designs common for bowls during Middle Ages" will be displayed. Era & Place: England, 1300's LAMPWORK BEADS: TAKING THE GENIE OUT OF THE TORCH, by Zaid al-fallah al-hajji. 10:00am; Courtyard- C 1 Hr hands-on glass-bead-making workshop. Sign-Up required (4 participants max). Age Range: 13+. Fee: $5 for Materials. Have a Viking, Italian, Arab...heck...any persona and thought glass beads would be a great addition to your look? How about making your own? This class is a first step in understand the art and science of lampwork glass. Understand the basic safety needs and techniques to begin creating basic spherical and cylindrical beads as well as simple stringers that can be used for necklaces, earrings, and much more! ~Zaid al-fallah al-hajji. Participants will learn: "~ studio safety ~ understanding the working points of the flame ~ glass compatibilities ~ creating the base spherical and cylindrical beads ~ pulling glass stringers" ENGLISH WOODEN TRENCHERS (1300's Food Plates), by Joan of the Shire. 4:00pm; F1 Arts Studio - B 1 Hr Hands-On Workshop. Sign-up required (4 participants max). Fee: $5 for Materials. Wood Carving - Designs common for bowls during Middle Ages. See also: Beads for the Humble: Period Paternosters of Wood and Bone, listed under CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES, & JEWELRY OF THE MIDDLE AGES Field Guide to Metal Thread (+ Petting Zoo), listed under NEEDLEWORK / FIBER ARTS Wire Wrapped Bracelets, listed under CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES, & JEWELRY OF THE MIDDLE AGES

    Lunch (Potluck) & Everything Related to It

    LUNCH (POTLUCK) & EVERYTHING RELATED TO IT POTLUCK PREP, by Dianora Salviati 11:30am; Pilgrim Hall Kitchen 1 Hr Potluck Lunch Preparation. Under the guidance of Dianora Salviati, Collegium participants may store, heat up, perform final touches on, and present their dish contribution to the Potluck. Collegium participants are invited to bring dishes according to the 1st initial of their first name (SCA or Legal): A-F: appetizer/ something savory G-K: side dish or salad L-Q: main dish R-Z: desert/ something sweet. Dishes based upon medieval recipes are especially welcome, and will have a special place of honor at the serving table. LUNCH (POTLUCK) SERVED, 40 Min 12:30pm; Auditorium- A LUNCH (POTLUCK) CONSUMED, 1 Hr 12:30pm; Auditorium- B (dining tables & chairs available). PICNICING (BRING BLANKET), WEATHER PERMITTING, 1 Hr 12:30pm; Courtyards - A, B, & C 1:00pm CANCELLED: CONCERT OF SCA / MEDIEVAL MUSIC, by West Kingdom Choir

    Martial Arts: Heavy (Armored) Fighting/ Rapier (Fencing) Fighting, Archery, Thrown Weapons

    MARTIAL ARTS: HEAVY (ARMORED) FIGHTING/ RAPIER (FENCING) FIGHTING, ARCHERY, THROWN WEAPONS. GETTING STARTED IN THROWN WEAPONS, by Baron Ryan of Rickford 9:00am; Courtyard A&B 1 Hr Hands-On Workshop An in-class introduction to Thrown Weapons. What rules govern Thrown Weapons in the West Kingdom and what to expect on the range. What to look for when buying knives and axes and where can you buy them. If the site permits a range setup, some time spent with intro instruction. CLOSED FORM SWORD & SHIELD: A VOICE FROM A.S. IV, by Cariadoc of the Bow. 10:15am; Courtyard- A&B 1 Hr Demonstration / Fighter Practice: use of sword, shield & helm; early SCA heavy (armored) fighting techniques displayed. Participants encouraged to bring their own sword, shield & helm. Age range: 7+ A class in one form of SCA heavy fighting as taught in the early years of the Society. MARSHALING THROWN WEAPONS, by Baron Ryan of Rickford 11:30am; Courtyard A&B 1 Hr Hands-On Workshop Review of the rules and what it takes to become a marshal. How to setup and run an Thrown Weapons range. If the site permits a range setup, some time spent with participants running a live range. . BASICS OF CUT & THRUST, 60 Min Hands-On Workshop, by Staffan Arffuidsson. 1:30pm; Courtyard- A&B 1 hr Hands-On Workshop. Sign-Up Required (16 max), but observers welcome. Activity appropriate for people of beginning, intermediate, and advanced rapier skill level. Age range: 18+ No Fee. Bring cut & thrust gear, if you have any. BASIC COMBAT MELEE, by Jost Von Luck 2:35pm; F4 Classroom 1 Hr Presentation. This will be a lecture and black board visual demonstration of basic military tactics, both classic and modern, that affect SCA melee combat as a whole. Both attack and defense will be covered and question and answer session will be provided as time allows. Hand outs will be provided, bring a writing implement to take notes. I look forward to this opportunity. Jost Von Luck BOOTSTRAP TEACHING (Teaching New Fighters), by Staffan Arffuidsson 4:00pm; Courtyard - A&B 1 Hr Presentation. Alternative Title: There is No-One More Experienced There to Help the New People. This class is aimed at members of the fighter community that routinely find themselves expected to teach newer fighters, and feel a little overwhelmed. See also: Cuirboulli: Water Hardened Leather Armor, listed under GLASS, LEATHER, METAL, & WOOD. A Pas d' Arms in 15th C. Burgundy, listed under BURGUNDY PPF (PERFECTLY PERIOD FEAST)

    Needlework / Fiber Art

    NEEDLEWORK / FIBER ARTS BEGINNING EMBROIDERY & DESIGN TRANSFER, by Clarice Walker. 10:15am; Auditorium- B 1 Hr Hands-On Workshop. Sign-Up Required (4 participants max). Age range: 13+. Ever wonder how others embroidered so lovely on dark fabric? Uncertain as to where to begin? Come explore hands on with different pattern transfer methods and learn or relearn some basic embroidery stitches. We will be learning back stitch, stem stitch and split stitch. No Fee, but donations welcome GETTING STARTED W/ KUMIHIMO & MAKING CUSTOM CORD, by Kathy Stormberg (medievalartcraft.blogspot.com) 1:30pm; F1 Arts Studio - B 1 Hr Hands-On Workshop exploring early Medieval-era Japanese braiding technique. Sign-Up required (6 participants max). Age Range: 13+. No fee for this workshop, but donations welcome. Basic kumihimo 4-strand braids resemble fingerloop braid, only made with a tool. Round, flat, and square braids are possible, from 4 strands to 32 or more strands. Participants in this class will learn a basic 4-strand braid and should be able to finish 2 feet of braid during class. Braided cord had a large variety of uses - replace modern synthetic ribbon with home made cord! It is great for drawstrings; corset, sleeve, shirt and dress lacing; shoe ties; and any time you need to tie something up. Learning to make your own cord is a great way to customize your clothing and accessories. It's also a simple introduction into very basic weaving, so get started here and who knows where you will go?! Instructor will provide 6 wooden braiding stands with bobbins for student use, and cotton for braiding. Participants may bring their own materials if desired, however stretchy or very fine threads are not good for beginners to use. This is a very basic class and every participant should leave with some finished cord. Interested students may purchase the braiding stand kit at the end of the class for $15; instructor-made kit comes with braiding stand, 8 dowel bobbins, and counterweight. Any braiding stands not purchased by students will be available for non-participants to purchase after the class. MULTI-COLOR KNITTING, by Joan leHarper 1:30pm; Courtyard- C 2 Hr Open Studio for Intermediate Knitters. Sign-Up Required (8 particpants max), but observers welcome. This is NOT a beginner knitter's activity. Age Range: 13+. Knitters: make glorious colorful purses and stockings! This will be an open-studio event to explore taking our knitting to a new and fun level. Participants will learn: Period Pattern-Knitting - types of projects made in period - appropriate colors - yarns/threads used in period/acceptable substitutions (includes discussion of gauge) - use of double-pointed needles - how to knit with 2 or more colors" "A handout with patterns will be provided, and I will have some yarn & needles for people to try pattern-knitting. I will be displaying knitted purses and stockings I have made." Quote by Joan leHarper. FIELD GUIDE TO METAL THREAD (+ PETTING ZOO), by Elizabeth de Belcaire, scheduled for 4:00pm HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

    Performance Art (Bardic/ Dance/ Drama / Music)

    PERFORMANCE ART (BARDIC / DANCE / DRAMA / MUSIC): BARDIC SKILLS WITH INARA & SANTIAGO, by Inara & Juan Santiago 11:00am; Courtyard- C 1 Hr, 30 min Open Forum/Performance (Singing/Storytelling). Beginners: YES! Experienced bards welcome to bring their own material. No Fee, but donations welcome. Age range: 13+ Inara and Santiago will hold a round table discussion with any and all bards who show up where we will answer those bardic questions like "How do I become a Bard?", "What is required of a Bardic competition?", "What songs should every Bard know?", "How can I make my Bardic presentations better?" and anything else you want to discuss. We'll pull out material, we'll talk and sing and tell stories, and in the end maybe teach you a little something more about bardic arts than you knew before you came. CONCERT OF SCA / MEDIEVAL MUSIC, by West Kingdom Choir 1:00pm; Auditorium - B 20 Minute Lunchtime Performance For 20 years, the West Kingdom Choir has been researching, learning, and performing vocal music. With an emphasis on music written before 1600, the choir has brought the sounds of early music to listeners at SCA events and beyond. -Alesssandro CAROSO FOR BEGINNERS (DANCE), by Rebecca da Firenze 3:30pm; Auditorium- C 1 Hr, 30 min Dance Class. Age range: All ages welcome! Come learn two of the simplest of the graceful dances of Master Caroso! We will start with the slower, more fluid Villanella as an introductory Ballo, then continue to our introductory Cascarda, La Castellana, a quick, energetic dance! Era & Place: 16th Century Italy See also: Dance: Learn Basic Steps & Patterns of Burgundians, listed under BURGUNDY PPF (PERFECTLY PERIOD FEAST) Feast & Spectacle in 15th C. Burgundy, listed under BURGUNDY PPF (PERFECTLY PERIOD FEAST) The Women Troubadours, listed under GENDER DURING THE MEDIEVAL ERA

    The Poppy Run

    THE POPPY RUN AKA "The Run for the Poppy," also the "Golden Poppy Championship." The "Golden Poppy Championship," is a year long, annual A&S competition in the Kingdom of the West, that will play out at four Kingdom - level events in 2015 (12th Night Coronation, Beltane Coronation, June A&S Tourney, and Purgatorio Coronation). For more information on the A&S competition "The Poppy Run" and "The Order of the Golden Poppy," go here: http://www.westkingdom.org./wk_goldenpoppy.htm _____________________________________________________________ TWELFTH NIGHT CORONATION (January 2nd - 4th, 2015 - in Sacramento) Competition Categories: Woodwork, Textiles, Illumination, Period Instrumental/Vocal Performance. For Collegium activities related to above competitions, see Classes and Workshops listed under... GLASS, LEATHER, METAL, & WOOD TRACK: English Wooden Trenchers PERFORMANCE ARTS TRACK: Bardic Skills with Inara & Santiago FINE ARTS TRACK: Illumination Fundamentals Intro to Making & Using Egg Tempera Paint Learn to Turn Gold into Gold by Making Real Gold Paint! GENDER IN THE MEDIEVAL ERA: The Women Troubadours SCA - SPECIFIC CONTENT TRACK: Conquering A&S Documentation BELTANE CORONATION (May 1st - 3rd, 2015 - Site TBD) Competition Categories: Metalwork, Household Goods, Clothing, Original Instrumental or Vocal Performance. For Collegium activities related to above competitions, see Classes and Workshops listed under... BURGUNDY PPF (PERFECTLY PERIOD FEAST TRACK: Making 15 C. Padded Rolls, Chaperones, & Heart-Shaped Henins (Hats) CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES & JEWELRY TRACK: Early Period Gaelic Dress Genealogy of Clothing Construction: Stylistic Changes Across Space & Time Intro to Late Period Flemish Headresses Intro to Norse/Viking Garb Wire Wrapped Bracelets GENDER IN THE MEDIEVAL ERA: The Women Troubadours GLASS, LEATHER, METAL, & WOOD TRACK: English Wooden Trenchers PERFORMANCE ARTS TRACK: Bardic Skills with Inara & Santiago SCA - SPECIFIC CONTENT TRACK: Conquering A&S Documentation A&S (JUNE) TOURNEY (June 5th - 7th, 2015 - Site TBD) Competition Categories: Leatherwork, Cooking, Needlework, and Original Recitation. **** An additional 4 competitions are set by the A&S Minister each year, one for each category For Collegium activities related to above competitions, see Classes and Workshops listed under... FOOD PREPARATION & PRESENTATION: Cooking from Period Recipes Period Islamic Cooking GLASS, LEATHER, METAL, & WOOD TRACK: Cuirboulli: Water Hardened Leather Armor NEEDLEWORK / FIBER ARTS TRACK: Beginning Embroidery & Design Transfer Field Guide to Metal Thread (+ Petting Zoo) Multi-Color Knitting PERFORMANCE ARTS TRACK: Bardic Skills with Inara & Santiago SCA - SPECIFIC CONTENT TRACK: Conquering A&S Documentation PURGATORIO CORONATION (August 21st - 23rd, 2015 - Site TBD) Competition Categories: Glassworks, Brewing, Calligraphy, and Physical Performance. For Collegium activities related to above competitions, see Classes and Workshops listed under... BURGUNDY PPF (PERFECTLY PERIOD FEAST TRACK: Dance: Learn Basic Steps & Patterns of Burgundians Feast & Spectacle in 15th C. Burgundy GLASS, LEATHER, METAL, & WOOD TRACK: Lampwork Beads: Taking the Genie Out of the Torch FINE ARTS TRACK: Designing an SCA Award Scroll PERFORMANCE ART TRACK: Caroso for Beginners (Dance) SCA - SPECIFIC CONTENT TRACK: Conquering A&S Documentation

    Potpourri Track

    POTPOURRI TRACK LIFE AT SEA IN THE AGE OF EXPLORATION, by Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez 4:00pm; F4 Classroom 1 Hr Presentation: Explore the life and times of late period sailors

    SCA Event Planning & Finances

    SCA EVENT PLANNING & FINANCES (ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND) INTRODUCTION TO EVENT FINANCE, by Aldith Angharad St. George and / or Wulfric of Creigull. 9:00am; F2 Seminar Room 1 Hr Presentation. Age: 18+ Have you ever wondered why and how site fees are determined? Or what happens with the site fees you pay? This is your big chance to find out! This class is an introduction to the way events are priced and why. We will cover how we determine how much to charge, how and why the Non-Member Surcharge works, and an overview of typical event expenses. This class is intended for SCA exchequers (treasurers), autocrats (event planners), constables (event admission personnel) and populace (general SCA members), but all are welcome to attend. LIFE OF A CONSTABLE-IN-CHARGE, by Aldith Angharad St. George and/ or Francisco de Salamanca 10:15am; F2 Seminar Room 1 Hr Presentation, Age range: 18+ You're probably dying to know what the Constable-in-Charge actually does at events, and we're dying to tell you. This class is about how constables run Gate, and how Gate runs the constables. Participants will learn what the Constable-in-Charge (CIC) does at events, the how and why of waivers, the joys of collecting event cash, and more. This class is intended for SCA exchequers (treasurers), autocrats (event planners), constables (event admission personnel) and populace (general SCA members), but all are welcome to attend. There will be time for questions and answers. ROMPING WITH GATE: GATE CASH RECONCILIATION, by Aldith Angharad St. George and / or Wulfric of Creigull. 11:30am; F2 Seminar Room 1 Hr Presentation, Age: 18+. What happens with the cash collected at events? Does the constable and the autocrat run off to Rio? What did the exchequer know and when did s/he know it? What happened to the waivers? --For the answer to these and other questions, join us for a Romp With Gate! Participants will learn the how and why gate cash is reconciled: cash pulls, reconciliation to sign-in sheets/waivers, and how to determine an event's profit and loss. The intended audience are SCA exchequers (treasurers), constables (event admission personnel), autocrats (chapter presidents) and anyone else interested in the financial structure of events. DOOMSDAY (FINANCIAL) REPORT WORKSHOP, by Aldith Angharad St. George and / or Wulfric of Creigull. 1:30pm; F2 Seminar Room 2 hr, 25 Min Open Drop-in Workshop. Age: 18+. In this workshop Doomsday (financial) forms/ spreadsheets will be available, and participants are encouraged to bring SCA financial reports they are working on. If you are an exchequer (or live with one), or you're a deputy exchequer and you want to know what you're in for with SCA financial reporting, or you're just curious as to how it works, this workshop is for YOU - we promise to take the DOOM out of Domesday Reporting. This is a hands-on workshop for local, baronial and principality exchequers (treasurers) and seneschals (chapter presidents) on the process of Financial Reporting in the SCA. Participants will learn which forms to use and why, will receive tips on how to make quarterly reporting easier, and how to prepare for the year-end Domesday reports. Troubleshooting help will be available.

    In - Depth Description of Activities

    IN - DEPTH DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES, Listed Alphabetically by Activity Title.

    Bardic Skills with Inara and Santiago

    BARDIC SKILLS WITH INARA & SANTIAGO, by Inara & Juan Santiago 11:00am; Courtyard- C 1 Hr, 30 min Open Forum/Performance (Singing/Storytelling). Beginners: YES! Experienced bards welcome to bring their own material. No Fee, but donations welcome. Age range: 13+ Inara and Santiago will hold a round table discussion with any and all bards who show up where we will answer those bardic questions like "How do I become a Bard?", "What is required of a Bardic competition?", "What songs should every Bard know?", "How can I make my Bardic presentations better?" and anything else you want to discuss. We'll pull out material, we'll talk and sing and tell stories, and in the end maybe teach you a little something more about bardic arts than you knew before you came.

    Basic Combat Melee

    BASIC COMBAT MELEE, by Jost Von Luck 2:35pm; F4 Classroom 1 Hr Presentation. This will be a lecture and black board visual demonstration of basic military tactics, both classic and modern, that affect SCA melee combat as a whole. Both attack and defense will be covered and question and answer session will be provided as time allows. Hand outs will be provided, bring a writing implement to take notes. I look forward to this opportunity. Jost Von Luck

    Basics of Cut & Thrust (Rapier/ Fencing - Fighting)

    BASICS OF CUT & THRUST, 60 Min Hands-On Workshop, by Staffan Arffuidsson. 1:30pm; Courtyard- A&B 1 hr Hands-On Workshop. Sign-Up Required (16 max), but observers welcome. Activity appropriate for people of beginning, intermediate, and advanced rapier skill level. Age range: 18+ No Fee. Bring cut & thrust gear, if you have any.

    Beginning Embroidery & Design Transfer

    BEGINNING EMBROIDERY & DESIGN TRANSFER, by Clarice Walker. 10:15am; Auditorium- A 1 Hr Hands-On Workshop. Sign-Up Required (4 participants max). Age range: 13+. Ever wonder how others embroidered so lovely on dark fabric? Uncertain as to where to begin? Come explore hands on with different pattern transfer methods and learn or relearn some basic embroidery stitches. We will be learning back stitch, stem stitch and split stitch. No Fee, but donations welcome

    Bootstrap Teaching (Teaching New Fighters)

    BOOTSTRAP TEACHING (Teaching New Fighters), by Staffan Arffuidsson 4:00pm; Courtyard - A&B 1 Hr Presentation. Alternative Title: There is No-One More Experienced There to Help the New People. This class is aimed at members of the fighter community that routinely find themselves expected to teach newer fighters, and feel a little overwhelmed.

    Burgundy PPF (Perfectly Period Feast) Guild Meeting

    BURGUNDY PPF (PERFECTLY PERIOD FEAST) GUILD MEETING, by Flidais ní Eitigen 4:30pm; Mayflower Classroom 1 Hr Meeting. This activity is part of the Burgundy PPF (Perfectly Period Feast) Track: https://www.westkingdom.org/content/perfectly-period-feast-burgundy-guild

    Caroso for Beginners (Dance)

    CAROSO FOR BEGINNERS (DANCE), by Rebecca da Firenze 3:30pm; Auditorium- C 1 Hr, 30 min Dance Class. Age range: All ages welcome! Come learn two of the simplest of the graceful dances of Master Caroso! We will start with the slower, more fluid Villanella as an introductory Ballo, then continue to our introductory Cascarda, La Castellana, a quick, energetic dance! Era & Place: 16th Century Italy

    Charles the Bold: His Life and Times

    CHARLES THE BOLD: HIS LIFE & TIMES, by Antonio Giordano da Sicilia 3:00pm; Mayflower Classroom 1 hr, 30 min Presentation. No Fee, No age range indicated Son of Duke Philip III the Good of Burgundy, Duke Charles the Bold of Burgundy was born in 1433 and brought up in the French manner as a friend of the French dauphin (Louis XI of France), who spent five years in Burgundy before his accession. Although he had shown no hostility toward France before taking over the government of Burgundy, his ambition drove him to make Burgundy independent of France and a kingdom in its own right. Charles forced Louis XI to restore to him the territory on the Somme and went on to collect territories bordering Burgundy by negotiation and war; however, the dream of making Burgundy a Kingdom eluded him and he was killed outside of Nancy in 1477 in battle against the Swiss. Charles is considered the last of a line of the Great Dukes of Burgundy. This activity is part of the Burgundy PPF (Perfectly Period Feast) Track: https://www.westkingdom.org/content/perfectly-period-feast-burgundy-guild

    Closed Form Sword and Shield: A Voice From A.S. IV

    CLOSED FORM SWORD & SHIELD: A VOICE FROM A.S. IV, by Cariadoc of the Bow. 10:15am; Courtyard- A&B 1 Hr Demonstration / Fighter Practice: use of sword, shield & helm; early SCA heavy (armored) fighting techniques displayed. Participants encouraged to bring their own sword, shield & helm. Age range: 7+ A class in one form of SCA heavy fighting as taught in the early years of the Society.

    Concert of SCA / Medieval Music

    CONCERT OF SCA / MEDIEVAL MUSIC, by West Kingdom Choir, scheduled for 1:00pm, HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

    Conquering A&S Competition Documentation

    CONQUERING A&S COMPETITION DOCUMENTATION (+ RUN FOR THE POPPY Q&A), by Lady Basia Pomorska and Derelei Ingen Ferat 3:50pm; F2 Seminar Room 70 Min Presentaion + Q&A. If writing documentation for Arts and Sciences competition has you ripping out your hair, come and learn about how to effectively get your point across without boring the judges. Documentation is a vital part of A&S competitions and nothing to be afraid of! Bring you past or present documentation for advice after the Q&A session. ~Lady Basia Pomorska Also, Derelei Ingen Ferat is West Kingdom Royal Artisan (aka 2014 Winner of the Golden Poppy Award): during this class, she will be available to answer your questions about SCA A&S competitions in general, and about "The Run for the Poppy" in particular.

    Cooking from Period Recipes

    COOKING FROM PERIOD RECIPES, by Cariadoc of the Bow and Elizabeth of Dendermonde 3:30pm; Pilgrim Hall Kitchen / Auditorium - A 1 hr, 30 Min Hands-On Workshop. Sign-Up Required (6 participants max), observers welcome. Age range: 7+. How to start with a recipe written down in (Medieval) period and end up with something cooked to eat consistent with that recipe.

    Cuirboulli: Water Hardened Leather Armor

    CUIRBOULLI: WATER HARDENED LEATHER ARMOR, by Cariadoc of the Bow 9:00am: Pilgrim Hall Kitchen / Auditorium- A 1 Hr Demonstration. Sign-Up Required (16 participants max). Age: 7+ How to make period armor from leather and hot water using equipment you already have in your kitchen.

    Dance: Learn the basic steps and patterns of the Burgundians

    DANCE: LEARN BASIC STEPS & PATTERNS OF BURGUNDIANS, by Crystal of the Westermark. 1:30pm; Auditorium- C 1Hr, 30 Min Hands-on (Feet-on?) Dance Practice. Age range: 7+. Learn dances for 12th Night and the Crosston Ball. In this class we'll go over the basic steps and patterns of Burgundian dance of the 1490s. Bassedanse is set of stately walking dances. This class will focus on two dances, Danse De Cleves and Beaulte de Castille. This activity is part of the Burgundy PPF (Perfectly Period Feast) Track: https://www.westkingdom.org/content/perfectly-period-feast-burgundy-guild

    Designing an SCA Award Scroll

    DESIGNING AN SCA AWARD SCROLL, by Richard de Camville 3:30pm ; F1 Arts Studio - A 1 Hr, 30 Min Hands-On Workshop designed for people interested in creating illuminated / calligraphed SCA Award Scrolls. Sign-Up required (12 participants max), but observers welcome. Age range: 13+. Bring scribal arts tools (fine paintbrushes, burnishers, exacto knives, quills, nibs+holders, calligraphy pens, rulers, ruling pens, etc.), if you have them. No Fee, but donations welcome "A 90 minute workshop that builds upon the skills discussed in Illumination Fundamentals (1:30pm). This workshop will cover the elements needed to create a period looking Award Scroll to be used in the West Kingdom. The workshop will help the participant choose their layout based on historic references and the award type. Required elements and artistic license will be discusses. Participants will create a layout for an Award of Arms and since the workshop is “hands on” participants will need to bring whatever scribal arts tools they have. Participant space limited to 12. Auditors welcome but are requested to hold all questions and comments until after the workshop concludes." ~Richard de Camville

    Doomsday (Financial) Report Workshop

    DOOMSDAY (FINANCIAL) REPORT WORKSHOP, by Aldith Angharad St. George and / or Wulfric of Creigull. 1:30pm; F2 Seminar Room 2 hr, 25 Min Open Drop-in Workshop. Age: 18+. In this workshop Doomsday (financial) forms/ spreadsheets will be available, and participants are encouraged to bring SCA financial reports they are working on. If you are an exchequer (or live with one), or you're a deputy exchequer and you want to know what you're in for with SCA financial reporting, or you're just curious as to how it works, this workshop is for YOU - we promise to take the DOOM out of Domesday Reporting. This is a hands-on workshop for local, baronial and principality exchequers (treasurers) and seneschals (chapter presidents) on the process of Financial Reporting in the SCA. Participants will learn which forms to use and why, will receive tips on how to make quarterly reporting easier, and how to prepare for the year-end Domesday reports. Troubleshooting help will be available.

    Early Period Gaelic Dress

    EARLY PERIOD GAELIC DRESS, by Sciath ingean Airt 1:30pm; F4 Classroom 1 - hr Presentation. Age range: 13+ It can be challenging to be an Iron Age persona in a world that often seems to value most highly the cultures from the 14th century to the Renaissance. Among the most frustrating of things is to attempt to portray with some degree of legitimacy the clothing and accessories of the insular Celtic people. It is the goal of this presentation to give participants the information they need to confidently release their inner Gael. Participants will learn: 1) An example of early period gaelic dress for women that is easily created and accessorized. 2) An example of a leine for men, and a leine for women, and a brat. 3) Secondary sources to document the above examples, and tertiary sources and the conclusions they have come to using the secondary sources. Medieval Era & Place: C.E. 500 - 800 Dal Riata

    English Wooden Trenchers (1300's Food Plates): Display

    ENGLISH WOODEN TRENCHERS (1300's Food Plates), 8 hr A&S Display, by Joan of the Shire 9:00am; Auditorium- D "Wood Carving Designs common for bowls during Middle Ages" will be displayed.

    English Wooden Trenchers (1300's Food Plates): Workshop

    ENGLISH WOODEN TRENCHERS, by Joan of the Shire 4:00pm; F1 Arts Studio Rm - B 1 hr Hands-On Workshop. Sign-Up Required (4 participants max). Age: 18+ Fee: $5 for Materials. Wood Carving - Designs common for bowls during Middle Ages.

    Feast & Spectacle in 15th C. Burgundy

    FEAST & SPECTACLE IN 15TH C. BURGUNDY, by Cynthia Fayrfax. 10:05am; F4 Classroom 1 Hr, 20 Min Presentation. Age: 13+. Revel in a Feast for the Senses! The Art of Spectacle was very much a part of the culture of 15th century Burgundy. In this heavily illustrated lecture, you can enjoy the art of table service, table wares, ceremony, etiquette & surprising entertainments. You may even leave this lecture inspired to create your own spectacular objects & amusements to enhance your SCA lifestyle. "Information from primary research & primary sources on feast practices in Burgundy at the courts of Duke Philippe le Bon (Philip the Good) and Duke Charles Temeraire (Charles the Rash). We'll touch on table service, table wares, ceremony, etiquette & surprising entertainments performed during feasts at their courts. The Perfectly Period Feast group is aiming to recreate as much of this as is possible with the collusion & cooperation of all who are interested in participating." Quote by Cynthia Fayrfax. This activity is part of the Burgundy PPF (Perfectly Period Feast) Track: https://www.westkingdom.org/content/perfectly-period-feast-burgundy-guild

    A Field Guide to Metal Thread (+ Petting Zoo)

    FIELD GUIDE TO METAL THREAD (+ PETTING ZOO), by Elizabeth de Belcaire, scheduled for 4:00pm HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

    Genealogy of Clothing Construction: Stylistic Changes Across Time & Space

    GENEALOGY OF CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION: STYLISTIC CHANGES, by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn 11:35am; F4 Classroom 55 Min Presentation. Age range: 13+ Slide-show/lecture on the evolution of clothing construction (i.e., various "families" of clothing design across time and space, showing how a set of basic approaches to clothing have been elaborated and implemented in various times and places). This is based on surviving garments (rather than on representations in art). This is a great introduction to the variety of surviving garments we have to use as inspiration for costuming, and a way of looking at the underlying systems of clothing design that can be adapted for types of garments that aren't represented in the surviving corpus. Participants will be exposed to: ~Survey of basic garment types across time and space. ~Analysis of construction (cutting) methods to achieve different shapes. ~Survey of surviving garments illustrating the above.

    Getting Started with Kumihimo & Making Your Own Custom Cords (Medieval Japanese Braiding)

    GETTING STARTED W/ KUMIHIMO & MAKING CUSTOM CORD, by Kathy Stormberg (medievalartcraft.blogspot.com) 1:30pm; F1 Arts Studio - B 1 Hr Hands-On Workshop exploring early Medieval-era Japanese braiding technique. Sign-Up required (6 participants max). Age Range: 13+. No fee for this workshop, but donations welcome. Basic kumihimo 4-strand braids resemble fingerloop braid, only made with a tool. Round, flat, and square braids are possible, from 4 strands to 32 or more strands. Participants in this class will learn a basic 4-strand braid and should be able to finish 2 feet of braid during class. Braided cord had a large variety of uses - replace modern synthetic ribbon with home made cord! It is great for drawstrings; corset, sleeve, shirt and dress lacing; shoe ties; and any time you need to tie something up. Learning to make your own cord is a great way to customize your clothing and accessories. It's also a simple introduction into very basic weaving, so get started here and who knows where you will go?! Instructor will provide 6 wooden braiding stands with bobbins for student use, and cotton for braiding. Participants may bring their own materials if desired, however stretchy or very fine threads are not good for beginners to use. This is a very basic class and every participant should leave with some finished cord. Interested students may purchase the braiding stand kit at the end of the class for $15; instructor-made kit comes with braiding stand, 8 dowel bobbins, and counterweight. Any braiding stands not purchased by students will be available for non-participants to purchase after the class.

    Getting Started in Thrown Weapons

    GETTING STARTED IN THROWN WEAPONS, by Baron Ryan of Rickford 9:00am; Courtyard A&B 1 Hr Hands-On Workshop An in-class introduction to Thrown Weapons. What rules govern Thrown Weapons in the West Kingdom and what to expect on the range. What to look for when buying knives and axes and where can you buy them. If the site permits a range setup, some time spent with intro instruction.

    Historical Carving and Serving

    HISTORICAL CARVING & SERVING, by Geoffrey Mathias. 11:30am; Auditorium- A 1 hr Hands-On Workshop Sign-up Required (8 particpants max), but observers welcome. Age range: 13+. Learn how a chicken was carved in the 15th century, as well as general manners expected of carvers and servers during medieval feasts of the 15th Century. This activity is part of the Burgundy PPF (Perfectly Period Feast) Track: https://www.westkingdom.org/content/perfectly-period-feast-burgundy-guild

    Horses & the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism)

    HORSES & THE SCA, by Richard de Camville & Alloria Somerled. 9:00am; F4 Classroom 55 Min Discussion - Forum. Age range: 7+. A 60 minute discussion about the horse, its psychology, its place in the Middle Ages and in the SCA/West Kingdom culture, how to interact with the horse at SCA events and practices and how to get more involved with horse related activities without having to actually own a horse! Discussion is open to everyone. ~Richard de Camville, Co-Presenter of Horses and the SCA.

    How to Survive Making Sugar Paste-to-Plate & Smile Afterwards

    HOW TO SURVIVE MAKING SUGAR PASTE-TO-PLATE & SMILE AFTERWARDS, by Diane de Winchester 9:00am; Auditorium - C1 2 Hr Hands-on sugar-paste decorations workshop. Sign-Up Required (6 participants max). Fee: $2 for Materials. Bring small knife, small cutting board. Age range: 15+. "For the Perfectly Period Feast set in 1580 Italy I was asked to "do something in Sugar Plate" and my adventures unfolded (alarmingly and delightedly) from there. Learning how NOT to do Sugar Plate was the most important lesson -- as all the foibles I found within my trials and errors over a two-year immersion into this new technique was a real eye-opener even to an ambitious professional artist. The possibilities for grandness in this material is vast, the troubles tremendous and yet here lies, also, the ultimate in humility!" Quote by by Diane de Winchester The beginning student will learn what sugar paste looks and feels like while they manipulate this material into edible decorations. We will be forming a series of tiny leaves to augment a Green Man Subtletie. Donations to said display encouraged but not insisted upon. Tasting permitted. CLEAN HANDS PROVIDED BY STUDENT: REQUIRED! Please bring a small knife and a small cutting board for yourself. All else will be provided. In two hours expect to learn to form a tiny leaf with your fingers and wooden tools, get them off your hands (god willing) and onto the drying rack. Students will see some finished work (to copy) in this medium made by the instructor (who lived to tell the story). Advancement of projects done in class at the whim of the instructor. The handout will fill in the details of "everything you wanted to know but didn't want to have to find out by yourself the long & hard way".

    Illumination Fundamentals

    ILLUMINATION FUNDAMENTALS, by Richard de Camville. 1:30pm; F1 Arts Studio - A 1 Hr, 30 Min Hands-On Workshop that introduces participants to the Medieval Illuminated Page. Sign-up required (12 participants max), but observers welcome. Age Range: 13 years and older. Bring scribal arts tools (fine paintbrushes, burnishers, exacto knives, quills, nibs+holders, calligraphy pens, rulers, ruling pens, etc.), if you have them. No workshop fee, but donations welcome. "A 90 minute workshop that will cover developing the medieval eye in relation to artistic form and style, evaluating research material to draw inspiration from, materials handling, balance and more. Participants will be doing “hands on” work so please bring whatever scribal arts tools you have. Participant space limited to 12. Auditors welcome but are requested to hold all questions and comments until after the workshop concludes." ~Richard de Camville.

    Introduction to Event Finance

    INTRODUCTION TO EVENT FINANCE, by Aldith Angharad St. George and / or Wulfric of Creigull. 9:00am; F2 Seminar Room 1 Hr Presentation. Age: 18+ Have you ever wondered why and how site fees are determined? Or what happens with the site fees you pay? This is your big chance to find out! This class is an introduction to the way events are priced and why. We will cover how we determine how much to charge, how and why the Non-Member Surcharge works, and an overview of typical event expenses. This class is intended for SCA exchequers (treasurers), autocrats (event planners), constables (event admission personnel) and populace (general SCA members), but all are welcome to attend.

    Intro to Late Period Flemish Headresses

    INTRO TO LATE PERIOD FLEMISH HEADRESSES, by Bridget Walker. 10:15am; Auditorium - A 1 Hr Presentation. Age: 13+. "Bridget, why are you wearing a lampshade?" To find out, come get an overview of late period Flemish headdresses. We'll examine all the layers that make up the iconic "Dutch" look, including Flemish caps and coifs, with some thoughts on construction. We'll study the oorijzer (ear iron) and its place in Dutch headdresses. And, we'll look at the huik, a hat/cloak unique to the area, and one of the oddest hats in Western Europe.

    Intro to Making and Using Egg Tempera Paint

    INTRO TO MAKING & USING EGG TEMPERA PAINT, by Kathy Stormberg (medievalartcraft.blogspot.com) 10:15am; F1 Arts Studio- A 2 Hr Hands-On Medieval-Painting-Technique Workshop. Sign-Up required (6 participants max), but observers welcome. Fee: $5 materials fee to cover materials. Age range: 18+ Traditional egg tempera paintings have a unique quality not successfully imitated by acrylics or oils. Easy to make, easy to use, and easy to clean up, tempera is also a durable medium. Learn about some of the special considerations of making your own paint, working with powder pigments, and egg tempera.

    Intro to Norse / Viking Garb

    INTRO TO NORSE/VIKING GARB, by Farleigh Greyson 2:35pm; Courtyard A&B 1 Hr, 20 Min Presentation. Age range: 13+ Sign-ups encouraged (20 participants max). Have you every looked at those lovely ladies in their comfortable looking apron dresses with stunning brooches and bling and wondered, "How does one become a Viking?" Well look no further! This class gives an introduction to construction of 10-11th c. Norse garb including, but not limited to, under dresses, apron dresses (or hangaroks), Rus pants, men's tunics, and other various accoutrements to properly outfit yourself and your loved ones for your next Viking raiding party! Please join us, handouts will be provided. There is no class fee, but small donations for class materials always appreciated.

    Lampwork Beads: Taking the Genie Out of the Torch

    LAMPWORK BEADS: TAKING THE GENIE OUT OF THE TORCH, by Zaid al-fallah al-hajji. 10:00am; Courtyard- C 1 Hr hands-on glass-bead-making workshop. Sign-Up required (4 participants max). Age: 13+. Fee: $5 for Materials. Have a Viking, Italian, Arab...heck...any persona and thought glass beads would be a great addition to your look? How about making your own? This class is a first step in understand the art and science of lampwork glass. Understand the basic safety needs and techniques to begin creating basic spherical and cylindrical beads as well as simple stringers that can be used for necklaces, earrings, and much more! ~Zaid al-fallah al-hajji. Participants will learn: "~ studio safety ~ understanding the working points of the flame ~ glass compatibilities ~ creating the base spherical and cylindrical beads ~ pulling glass stringers"

    Learn to Turn Gold into Gold by Making Real Gold Paint!

    LEARNING TO TURN GOLD INTO GOLD BY MAKING REAL GOLD PAINT!, by Kathy Stormberg (medievalartcraft.blogspot.com) 9:00am; F1 Arts Studio- A 1 Hr Hands-on workshop. Sign-Up Required (Instructor to provide gold leaf kits for up to 8 hands-on participants; OTHER HANDS-ON PART-ICIPANTS POSSIBLE if they provide their own LOOSE LEAF - NOT Patent - gold leaf + ceramic container). $10 FEE for participants without their own gold leaf & ceramic container. Observers welcome. Age: 13+. Bring your making of painting and illumination to the next level of authenticity by learning how to make your own genuine gold paint. Though some imitation gold does a good job of looking like gold it won't behave like gold and you'll know it is not real even if no one else does. Broaden your painting skill set by learning how to make your own paint. Gold paint has applications to both illumination and fine art. Real gold paint has a beautiful luster and gives your work an authentic elegance, and can even be gently burnished for extra shine. Many medieval works of art incorporated gold paint in addition to gilding. Learn to make your own water-based gold paint! Each participant will leave with a finished batch of paint. Participants must be able to tap finger up and down repeatedly for about 45 minutes, and should have the fingernail on the middle finger of the dominant hand cut short so as not to protrude from the end of the finger. Instructor will bring supplies ( 5 sheets of loose gold leaf, gum arabic, distilled water, a handout, and ceramic mixing dish) for 8 students; additional students will need to bring their own LOOSE LEAF gold leaf (NOT patent leaf) and small shallow ceramic dish. $10 materials fee is mostly to cover cost of gold leaf. At the end of class paint will need 1-2 hours to settle, so participants will need to return briefly to finish (less than 5 minutes).

    Life at Sea in the Age of Exploration

    LIFE AT SEA IN THE AGE OF EXPLORATION, by Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez 4:00pm; F4 Classroom 1 Hr Presentation: Explore the life and times of late period sailors

    The Life of a Constable-in-Charge

    LIFE OF A CONSTABLE-IN-CHARGE, by Aldith Angharad St. George and/ or Francisco de Salamanca 10:15am; F2 Seminar Room 1 Hr Presentation, Age range: 18+ You're probably dying to know what the Constable-in-Charge actually does at events, and we're dying to tell you. This class is about how constables run Gate, and how Gate runs the constables. Participants will learn what the Constable-in-Charge (CIC) does at events, the how and why of waivers, the joys of collecting event cash, and more. This class is intended for SCA exchequers (treasurers), autocrats (event planners), constables (event admission personnel) and populace (general SCA members), but all are welcome to attend. There will be time for questions and answers.

    Lunch (Potluck)

    LUNCH (POTLUCK) 11:30am; Potluck Prep (1 Hr by Dianora Salviati), Pilgrim Hall Kitchen 12:30pm; Auditorium- A & B (dining tables & chairs available). Food Served (40 Min), Dining (60 Min) 12:30pm; Courtyards- A, B, & C PICNING (60 minutes - bring blanket), weather permitting: 1:00pm: Auditorium- B West Kingdom Choir: Lunchtime Concert of SCA Medieval Music (20 Min).

    Making 15th C. Padded Rolls, Chaperones and Heart-Shaped Henins (Hats)

    MAKING 15 C. PADDED ROLLS, CHAPERONES, & HEART-SHAPED HENINS (HATS), by Brighid nic Thighearnain 9:00am; Mayflower Classroom 60 Min Hats-from-the-15th Century Making Demonstration. Sign-up encouraged (16 participants max), but observers welcome. Fee: $2 for handouts. Age: 18+. Think you can't make or wear a late period hat? Think again! Over the course of the15th century simple padded roll hats adorned lovely ladies in Italy, France, England and beyond. They formed the base of men's chaperones and later were shaped into the “heart-shaped” headdress seen in numerous tapestries, illustrations and effigies. Learn the foundational techniques for a simple roll, men's chaperone, and a basic shaped roll as seen in on the cotehardie-wearing lass in “The Tres Riches Heures” illumination. This activity is part of the Burgundy PPF (Perfectly Period Feast) Track: https://www.westkingdom.org/content/perfectly-period-feast-burgundy-guild

    Making an SCA Award Scroll

    MAKING AN SCA AWARD SCROLL, by Richard de Camville 3:30pm ; F1 Arts Studio - A 1 Hr, 30 Min Hands-On Workshop designed for people interested in creating illuminated / calligraphed SCA Award Scrolls. Sign-Up required (12 participants max), but observers welcome. Age range: 13+ No Fee, but donations welcome Learn to design an SCA Award scroll that is period looking and meets all the requirements needed by the College of Scribes and the College of Heralds. Learn to do the layout, do the research and create a great looking award scroll!

    Marshaling Thrown Weapons

    MARSHALING THROWN WEAPONS, by Baron Ryan of Rickford 11:30am; Courtyard A&B 1 Hr Hands-On Workshop Review of the rules and what it takes to become a marshal. How to setup and run an Thrown Weapons range. If the site permits a range setup, some time spent with participants running a live range.

    Multi-Color Knitting (Knitting from Medieval Patterns)

    MULTI-COLOR KNITTING, by Joan leHarper 1:30pm; Courtyard- C 2 Hr Open Studio for Intermediate Knitters. Sign-Up Required (8 particpants max), but observers welcome. This is NOT a beginner knitter's activity. Age Range: 13+. Knitters: make glorious colorful purses and stockings! This will be an open-studio event to explore taking our knitting to a new and fun level. Participants will learn: Period Pattern-Knitting - types of projects made in period - appropriate colors - yarns/threads used in period/acceptable substitutions (includes discussion of gauge) - use of double-pointed needles - how to knit with 2 or more colors" "A handout with patterns will be provided, and I will have some yarn & needles for people to try pattern-knitting. I will be displaying knitted purses and stockings I have made." Quote by Joan leHarper.

    A Pas d'Arms of the 15th Century

    A PAS D' ARMS IN 15TH C. BURGUNDY, by Antonio Giordano da Sicilia. 10:00am; Mayflower Classroom 1 Hr, 20 Min Presentation. No Fee. Age range not specified. The Pas d'Arms of the 15th Century was a specific form of ʺtournamentʺ which was oftentimes held to celebrate a great event. The pas d'arms is a challenge ʺa plaisanceʺ (of peace) where the ensuing ceremony and combat was a showcase of chivalric virtues and individual prowess of the individuals. The attending knights played to a gallery which prized both courtesy and prowess, i.e. where simply being victorious was not sufficient as one's actions and motives were on display for all to see the depth of character and honor of each of the participants. The pas d'arms was designed to celebrate the ideal of knighthood and to resurrect the glory of the chivalric tradition in a time when longbows, crossbows and gun powder where surpassing the importance of mounted armored knights on the battlefield. This activity is part of the Burgundy PPF (Perfectly Period Feast) Track: https://www.westkingdom.org/content/perfectly-period-feast-burgundy-guild

    Period Islamic Cooking

    PERIOD ISLAMIC COOKING, by by Cariadoc of the Bow and Elizabeth of Dendermonde 1:30pm; Pilgrim Hall Kitchen / Auditorium - A 1 hr, 30 Min Presentation + Hands-On Cooking Demo. Sign-Up Required (6 participants max), observers welcome. Age: 7+. Cooking of the Islamic world from the 10th to the 15th century: What it was like, how to do it, where to find recipes. Era & Place: Islamic World, 10th-15th c.

    Potluck Prep

    Potluck Prep POTLUCK PREP, by Dianora Salviati 11:30am; Pilgrim Hall Kitchen 1 Hr Potluck Lunch Preparation. Under the guidance of Dianora Salviati, Collegium participants may store, heat up, perform final touches on, and present their dish contribution to the Potluck. Collegium participants are invited to bring dishes according to the 1st initial of their first name (SCA or Legal): A-F: appetizer/ something savory G-K: side dish or salad L-Q: main dish R-Z: desert/ something sweet. Dishes based upon medieval recipes are especially welcome, and will have a special place of honor at the serving table.

    Romping with Gate: Gate Cash Reconciliation

    ROMPING WITH GATE: GATE CASH RECONCILIATION, by Aldith Angharad St. George and / or Wulfric of Creigull. 11:30am; F2 Seminar Room 1 Hr Presentation, Age: 18+. What happens with the cash collected at events? Does the constable and the autocrat run off to Rio? What did the exchequer know and when did s/he know it? What happened to the waivers? --For the answer to these and other questions, join us for a Romp With Gate! Participants will learn the how and why gate cash is reconciled: cash pulls, reconciliation to sign-in sheets/waivers, and how to determine an event's profit and loss. The intended audience are SCA exchequers (treasurers), constables (event admission personnel), autocrats (chapter presidents) and anyone else interested in the financial structure of events.

    Why a Courtesan? Understanding the Most Misunderstood of Women

    WHY A COURTESAN? UNDERSTANDING THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD OF WOMEN, by Brigit the Chaste. 4:00pm; Courtyard- C 1 hr Presentation. Age range: 18+ What exactly was a courtesan? What sort of women became courtesans and what were their lives like? Why are they often called "proto-feminists?" How were they different than merely prostitutes, and why is that important? Learn the answer to these and other questions about these controversial, and fascinating, women. This brief survey of the courtesan throughout our time period will leave you with a greater understanding and admiration for these often misunderstood women. "*brief history of courtesans *difference between a courtesan and prostitute *the courtesan's role in different eras and localities *who became a courtesan and why *the courtesan as a persona in the SCA *and more"

    Wired Wrapped Bracelet (Jewelry from Byzantium)

    WIRE WRAPPED BRACELETS, by Blase di Angelo 9:30am; Auditorium- C2 3 Hr hands-on jewelry-from-the-Byzantine-era workshop. Sign-Up Required (4 participants max). Fee: $5 for Materials. Observers welcome. Age: 13+. Please note that participants are expected to stay the full duration of the activity (3 hours). "You will learn how to work and manipulate wire with different tools to create a beautiful bracelet. This technique can be adapted to even create a circlet." Research has shown that wire wrapping was a form of jewelry making in the Byzantine era (from exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)." Quotes above by Blase di Angelo. Instructor will bring metal wire and written instructions and some jewelry cutters and pliers - but, students should bring their own jewelry cutters and pliers, if they have them. Also, students may bring their own beads to add to their wire wrapped bracelet.

    Women in the Middle Ages: an Overview

    WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE AGES: AN OVERVIEW, by Katla loki Ulfsdóttir. 1:30pm; Mayflower Classroom 1 hr, 20 min Presentation. No age range specified. A beginning overview of women's lives in Western Europe during the Middle Ages, as well as a brief look into women in the Near and Middle East. From noblewoman to peasant, nun to artisan, a look at the various social classes, what women did and how they lived.

    The Women Troubadours

    THE WOMEN TROUBADOURS, by Katla loki Ulfsdóttir. 11:30am; Mayflower Classroom 1 hr Presentation. No age range specified. The women troubadours (trobairitz, trouveres) of Occitania and Northern France in the 12th -13th centuries had a remarkable place in history as an elite group of renowned female artists in a time where few existed worldwide. A brief history will be given, as well as introductions to the main poets and demonstrations of some of their works. Handouts provided, no fee.