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Intro to the Preparation, Storage, and Use of Medicinal Plants in Medieval EuropeAldontza UsetxeList and discuss the most common medicinal plants used in Medieval Europe. Discuss how each plant was prepared and stored. Showcase and provide plans for creating a "medicine box". Practice the application of medicinal plants for different illnesses.2 hours20Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceWednesdayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
Bardic 101 - How to Be a Rock Star for the Modern Middle AgesBaroness Juliana la Caminante de Navarra and Lord Patrick the Butchera "How-To" for anyone interested in bardic performance. Class will cover basic stagecraft, how to pick material and some good resources to increase your repertoire, as well as tips and ideas to improve your Bardic Performances.1 hour25Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)
Spinning with a Drop SpindleCeridwen ferch GrufyddThis is a hands-on class for anyone wanting to learn the basics of hand-spinning. We will talk primarily about wool, including different sheep breeds, tools and techniques to prepare the wool for spinning, and actual spinning on a spindle. Kits with a drop spindle and wool, plus a handout with sources will be provided for the $5 class fee.1 hour$55Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Introduction to Combat ArcheryChief Father Tomas mac Aedain/ Lord Josephus AfricanusYou want to be a combat archery, but don't know how to do it. Always wondered what it would take to do combat archery. Learn the basics and the rules of combat archery. Enjoy a hands on class on different types of bows, bolts and arrows 1 hour10Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceWednesdayMidday (12 noon–1 p.m.)
Period Knitting Techniques and Other Cool StuffClarice Alienor NeepThis class is for those who have wondered about period knitting, have some knowledge of it, or know a lot about it and wish to help share knowledge with others. We will start with a lecture/discussion format discussing such topics as what types of knitting were done in period, where have extant pieces been found, fibers and tools we know were in use etc. There will be a handout including pictures and sources you may find of use. "Audience" participation is welcomed throughout the discussion because you may well know things the "teacher" doesn't know. Following this if you have yarn and needles you wish to bring with you we can spend some time working out problems you may be having, getting you started, or just having some fun knitting together. If you have had a set of tiny DPN needles and some yarn sitting around and have been afraid to get going, or you got going and don't know what to do next I am happy to help! I do not have the ability to provide guaranteed supplies for everyone who may attend but I will bring some sets of DPN needles and yarn. If using my supplies I will need the needles back before you leave. If you wish to take your product with you then please bring your own needles (the yarn I can spare). There will be a $2 fee if you wish to take a handout with you to offset the cost of printing.3 hours$215Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayAfternoon (3 p.m.–6 p.m.)
Simple 14th Century Women's HeadwearCountess Cecilia Mowebray, OLYou’re never fully dressed without a hat. The way to turn a costume into clothing is to add the appropriate headwear and there are a lot more options than just a veil. We will look at a variety of simple women’s headwear from the 14th century and discuss how to create, wear, and adapt these variations for your outfit, comfort, and climate needs. There will be samples to try on and some of the samples will be raffled off at the end of the class.2 hours$1 donation for handoutAdults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Grace & Courtesy in the Current Middle AgesCountess Cecilia Mowebray, OL and HL Golda ferch DeniolIn the Society for Creative Anachronism, we try to recreate the pomp and ceremony of these periods. But the medieval sense of rank is so alien to our modern sense of personal identity, it can be difficult to maintain the courtesies we established to mimic those early manners. Remember, it’s not about subservience or ego. It’s about theater. This class will cover the basics of behavior in the SCA, including how to recognize rank, how to acknowledge that rank, forms of address, and simple ways your actions can help create a period atmosphere. 1 hour$1 donation for handoutnoneAdults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayMidday (12 noon–1 p.m.)
How to do documentation without weepingDame Fiona Gwyllt WynneDiscuss how to do documentation. Will talk about the process of documentation; how to do it; what the reason is for doing it; and why it is so important. Questions will be answered (if possible), and a discussion will be held. There is a handout. 1 hourAdults (age 18 yrs +)twiceFridayAfternoon (3 p.m.–4 p.m.)SaturdayMorning (11 a.m.–12 noon)
Calligraphy: BeginnersDame Jennifer TrethewyLearn the basics of calligraphy with a Carolingian script. Supplies will be available to borrow or bring your own. Class is taught by a lefty, southpaws welcome. 1 hour10Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–4 p.m.)ThursdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–4 p.m.)
Calligraphy: IntermediateDame Jennifer TrethewyWe'll explore how to learn new scripts by analyzing period examples to make your own ductus and how to use spacing to effect the overall look of the page. Class is taught by a lefty, southpaws welcome. 1 hour10Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayAfternoon (4 p.m.–5 p.m.)ThursdayAfternoon (4 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Silk Banner Introduction Class (Two days for this class)Dorothea M’QueynSilk Banner Class by Dorothea M’Queyn (Anna Wood) This banner class is an introduction to the silk painting. This is a practical, hands on class where you will be making a small banner that you will be able to hang around your encampment. You don’t have to be an artist for this class. Class days Thursday, March 29 Time 12:00pm~4:00 pm (you may need a little more time depending on skill level) Class Fee $15.00 Class limit 15 age 16+ Day 2 of class: Friday March 30 Bring a lunch or snack as we will need all of the time to complete the banner paint in one day! Time 10:00 am~ 2:00 (you may need a little more time depending on skill level) Outline of silk banner Day one: Pin silk, decide on a tail and boarder, pin and trace all designs with pencil. Trace all pencil lines with black or white gutta. ALL lines must connect or the dye will mix colors. This must be done before you leave the first day! Day two: This is the day your banner comes to life with color. You will first paint the items that are set colors, Atenveldt Sun, Your device or awards that you put onto the banner. Then you will paint the fill in around the sun. Then you will complete the boarder. After the painting is complete you will remove the silk from the frame and then you will need to iron the banner to set the colors. Five minutes per section, please use an ironing cloth between the silk and the iron. Use the small sand timers to help time the pressing time. 7 hours$1515Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)FridayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
Belly Dance Fusion for SCA CampfiresDragna AoineThis class is designed to cover the basics of solo Cabaret style Belly Dance and the Group Tribal moves most commonly used in the SCA. The class will cover a brief history of Belly Dance, you will learn several moves and etiquette for dancing around the fires at War. The instructor is a professional belly dancer and certified instructor who has been dancing in the SCA for over a decade.2 hoursAdults (age 18 yrs +)twiceFridayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)SaturdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Finger Cymbals for Belly DancersDragna AoineThis class covers the history of zills (finger cymbals), demonstrations of various types and sizes of cymbals. The class covers basic rhythms and drills. An excellent place for beginners to learn and for more experienced players to polish their technique. There will be zills available to borrow or to purchase.2 hoursAdults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
8 Period StitchesEalasaid nic Suibhne, OL, OPA basic embroidery class, very hands on. You will learn basic stitches that were in use throughout the cultures and periods covered by the SCA. Instructor provides all materials necessary, but students are welcome to bring own supplies if desired.2 hours12Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Embroidery in the Viking AgeEalasaid nic Suibhne, OL, OPAn overview of types of embroidery that have, so far, been discovered in Norse graves. To learn now to do the stitches, please take the 8 Period Stitches class. Note: Class fee is for a printed color handout. If you leave the handout and just take the digital version (cd) of the handout away with you, there is no fee.1 hour$220Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayAfternoon (4 p.m.–5 p.m.)
What Kind of Viking Are You? Eirny ThorvaldsdottirA survey of Viking female clothing and accessories during the Viking Era.2 hours$3noneAdults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
Solving the Mysteries of the Inkle LoomEleanor PeregrineBeginning Inkle Weaving - how to make heddles, where to place them, winding a warp, colorplay, tension, and finishing techniques. Bring your inkle loom and warp/weft yarns. Instructor will proved materials for heddles - if needed by participants.2 hours8Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
Classical Middle Eastern Drum TechniqueElissa NovaMiddle Eastern Drum (Doumbek, Darbuka, Derbekki, or whatever you want to call it) Welcome to the world of Middle Eastern drumming! This class focuses on honing classical technique, improving sound, speed, and stamina, and furthering your knowledge of rhythms and stylization. Good for all skill levels, including more seasoned drummers who feel they have hit a plateau in their playing ability. Often adjustments in technique can further your speed or add clarity to give you that Arabic sound you hear in the recordings. The level of the class material will be catered to the skill level of the people in class. Other material that could be covered: musicality; etiquette for drum circles, casual jams, and professional performances with and without music; style differences in playing for cabaret dancers versus tribal dancers; drum solos; and rhythm variations, both traditional and popular. Bring your technique questions - and a doumbek/Alexandria-style drum. (Djembes won't work for this class). Instructor Bio: Elissa Nova initially trained in western symphonic and marching percussion and performed from grade school through college. Her focus in recent years has been Middle Eastern percussion. She studied under master percussionist Souhail Kaspar for four years and is certified to teach his conservatory style, and has studied with other professionals including Faisal Zedan, Kevin Hartnell, and Murat Tekbilek. Prior western ensemble work includes five years on the Pride of Arizona Drumline at the University of Arizona, various concert bands and orchestras, and drumline teaching experience in Tucson and Phoenix. She has more recently been a member of the Pangean Orchestra, Obelysk, and Nawari, and guest performs with groups such as the Souhail Kaspar Near East Ensemble, Firebrass Village Blasting Club, and other ethnic musical groups and American dance troupes. She currently performs with Bartholomew Faire and teaches Arabic percussion at the Plaza de Anaya ~ World Fusion Studio in Tempe, Arizona. 2 hoursAdults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Pavilion-making SeminarFritz WilhelmA symposium for tentmakers and wannabe tentmakers, moderated by the owner of Well Dressed Tents. Come and learn how easy it is to make a pavilion you can be proud of and make it last for season after season.2 hours30Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
Beading DevicesGepa of SunDragonA "how to" class, rather than a history lesson, on how to chart out your device (or others) and the process one can use to bead your device. Practice wooden beads are available during class and will be returned afterward. There are a few kits left over from previous classes available for a $5.00 purchase. 2 hours$5 for kit (optional)15Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceFridayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)SaturdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Tile PaintingHer Ladyship Elsbeth CameronMany cultures had decorative tile as a part of daily life: be it in public places or in the homes of the wealthy. In this class we will see several different cultures’ tilework, and create one of our own on a pre-bisqued 4x4 tile; tile, underglazes, and brushes provided. Tiles will be painted on-site, but fired off-site, to be returned to their owners at a later event or via the mail. Result will be a 4x4 tile, usable as a trivet or installing in a tile treatment. Bring a pencil, preferably mechanical with a good eraser, and any source art you wish, such as an example for your device. Class limit 10, Cost $4 plus shipping if required. Held in the Reannag Teine Merchant Booth.2 hoursAdults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)FridayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)
Beginner's Chainmaille JewelryInea Arcur de BrabantWelcome to chainmaille! This class will teach a variety of easy chainmaille links including basic queen's link (also called box), loop, and orbital forms. Class participants will leave with earrings in each form (and more, time permitting). All jumprings and earring wires (niobium, hypoallergenic) will be provided. Only a pair of chain-nose pliers is required for chainmaille. If you want to add beads you'll need a round-nose plier as well, stone beads will be provided. Bring tools if you have them, there will be some tools provided for participant use.2 hours$55Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)ThursdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Beginning IluminationIsabelle Le ChapentierLearn how to use brush control to paint. Learn to shade and highlight. Learn to make folds in clothing. If you have one, please bring a #2 flat or round sable brush.2 hours$310Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceSaturdayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)FridayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
Beginning KnittingIsabelle Le ChapentierLearn to cast on yarn, knit, purl and cast off. knitting needles and yarn given with intructions on knitting a medium size pouch. 2 hours$25Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)ThursdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Fiber Identity for the SCA and Burn TestIsabelle Le ChapentierYou will learn how fibers are constructed, to identify fibers by touch and to use a burn test to confirm identity. You will have swatches to take home to start a fiber file.2 hours$310Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceSaturdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)WednesdayAfternoon (3 p.m.-5 p.m)
Music practice for the Grand BallJonete MalisounMusicians! Come review the music for Friday night's Grand Ball. Sheet music can be downloaded at estrellawarball.wordpress.com2 hoursAdults (age 18 yrs +)twiceThursdayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)FridayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
Documenting a NameJuliana de LunaIn this class, we'll explore how to document a name submission: what the criteria are, what books to use, and how to write it up. Come pick the brain of the Pelican Queen of Arms.1 hourAdults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)
Modern fabric for period clothing - I fibers and weavesKatherine TapesterCurrent Era fabrics are seldom the same as Medieval ones, but some are closer than others. An overview of fibers and weaves in England from the neolithic through the 16th century to guide your foray to a modern fabric store.1 hour$212Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Modern fabric for period clothing-II pattern and colorKatherine TapesterCurrent Era fabrics are seldom the same as Medieval ones, but some are closer than others. An overview of patterns and colors in English clothing from the neolithic through the 16th century to guide your foray to a modern fabric store.1 hour$312Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Beginning KumihimoKeitiley drekki tonguaCome and learn the art of Japanese cord braiding. A kumahimo wheel and yarn will be provided to participants.1 hour25Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMorning (11 a.m.–12 noon)
Gold, Woven Ribbon CaulLady Anna Sophie von KreuznachIn this workshop you will make a woven ribbon caul of the 15th and 16th century. All supplies, pattern and handouts will be2 hoursAdults (age 18 yrs +)twiceThursdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)SaturdayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
Putting on the DogLady Anna Sophie von KreuznachWe will discuss leashes, collars, harnesses and garb. You like to look you best and so do your furry overlords! Now Fideaux and Fifi can level up and strut their stuff!1 hourAdults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–4 p.m.)ThursdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–4 p.m.)
Introduction to Leather ToolingLady Anya SergeevaHave you ever wondered how those beautifully tooled leather belts and pouches are made? In this hands-on class you will learn surprisingly easy leather tooling and shading techniques used in period and modern leather work.1 hour$210Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)ThursdayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)
Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs)Lady Anya SergeevaIn this class, we will make beautiful pysanky eggs and learn about the mystical symbolism of pysanky in period Ukraine. All skill levels are welcome, and all the necessary materials will be provided.3 hours10Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
The Not-So-Simple Draw-string PouchLady Caolifhionn of Mons TonitrusFrom money pouches to "swete" bags, a draw-string pouch has been used and made all through period and into modern day. Come learn a bit of history, the various styles and materials used through history and all using the common closure, the draw-string. A small leather pouch will be made in the last hour of the class.2 hours$510Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceFridayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)SaturdayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
Advanced Nalbinding and Finnish StitchesLady Elsa OlavintytärThis is a hands-on class in nalbinding. If you've learned some basic stitches and want to move on to the next step, this class is for you. We will work on different stitches from Finland, connection techniques, handy tricks for working in multiple colors, and some tips for constructing socks, mittens, and hats.1 hour$2 for needle and handout8Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayAfternoon (4 p.m. –5 p.m.)
How to Make a St. Birgitta's CapLady Elsa OlavintytärWe will talk about how to pattern and make a linen cap after the extant relic cap of St. Birgitta, and then start making caps for the class participants. These caps are an excellent alternative to coifs for women. They completely cover mundane hair styles, and are great for pinning veils to. Bring sewing needles and thread, and a small amount of fabric. I will also have some of all of these supplies on hand. Everyone may not be able to finish their cap by the end of class, but should make a pretty good start.1 hour$2 for handout and fabric10Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–4 p.m.)
Intro to NalbindingLady Elsa OlavintytärNalbinding is a period fiber technique for making hats, socks, and mittens. This is a beginning hands-on class where you will learn the Oslo stitch. Bring a nalbinding needle and yarn, or I will have plenty of both available. 2 hours$2 for needle and handout6Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)FridayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
You! Yes, You Can Enter A&S Competitions!Lady Elsa OlavintytärYou spend time making things or learning songs and stories, so why not enter A&S Competitions and show off your work? There are many reasons to enter and lots of ways and places to participate. We will talk about how to get your work ready to enter, what kinds of documentation you might need, where to find resources, why documentation doesn't need to be a dreaded task, and confirm that despite what you may have heard, judges do not actually breathe fire and eat small children. Your teacher is the current Kingdom of Atenveldt A&S Champion, who promises to bring cookies.1 hourAdults (age 18 yrs +)TwiceThursdayMorning (11 a.m.–12 noon)SaturdayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)
Herbal VinegarsLady Flavia Elena GlamorganLet me share with you the simple basics of making, using and enjoying herbal vinegars. Samples will be provided.1 hourAdults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)
Games They Could Have PlayedLady Judith AnneWe will talk about and play games that you can find today that are made of medieval materials, ie, rocks, wood, dice, game pieces, and laughter.1 hourYouth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceThursdayMidday (12 noon–1 p.m.)FridayMorning (11 a.m.–12 noon)
Beginning MandolinLady Lia le CitolurAn introduction to playing mandolin. This class is for those with little to no experience with the mandolin. Reading music helps, but is not necessary. Please bring your own mandolin; 3 loaners are available, so contact the teacher in advance at lialecitolur@gmail.com1 hour8Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayAfternoon (3 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
KBA 101- Introduction to Juggling (School of Kinetic Bardic Arts)Lady Lia le CitolurIf you would like to learn to juggle and have little to no experience doing so, this is the class for you. During the class students will make their own set of practice juggling balls, learn a simple cascade pattern, and have plenty of time to practice their new skill!1 hourYouth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMidday (1 p.m.–2 p.m.)
How to Spin with a Drop SpindleLady Mishia MacBainHave you always wanted to learn to spin? This class will teach you how to spin wool on a wooden drop spindle. Spindle, wool and handout included.2 hours$210Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceFridayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)SaturdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
How to Make Bulk Breakfast Sausage Lady Tamasyn StanfordLearn what it takes to make your own Bulk Breakfast Sausage. Attendants will learn how to make their own bulk breakfast sausage at home. Step by step instruction, ingredients needed, equipment needed and recipes. Recommended books plus, tips that have been learned through experience,that the recipe books didn't cover. The process will be demonstrated and students will get to see and taste the results.2 hours$215Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceFridayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)SaturdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Basic KumihimoLady Tiphina of LedburySamurai warriors used intricate silk braids as part of their armor, but you can use these easy-to-make braids for closures on garb and pouches, award cords, gift items and more. Materials provided, but bring a marudai if you have one.1 hour10Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayAfternoon (4 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Preparing to Teach an A&S ClassLady Tiphina of LedburyDiscover how to effectively teach the skills you know. You'll have less stress when you are prepared, your students will learn more, and you and your students will all have more fun. Bring an idea for a class you'd like to teach, or just drop in ready to learn.1 hour15Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)
Musical instruments of the Viking ageLord Egill ThorssonThis class is to discuss the known musical instruments of the Vikings, their construction and playing techniques.2 hours20Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceWednesdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Basic StorytellingLord Malcolm the BoldIn this class I will be offering basic strategies for the creation, refining, memorization, and performance of a story of moderate length. While the class will not provide period methods, it will provide examples of how to avoid a period lynching for being on stage too long.1 hour15Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceWednesdayMidday (1 p.m.–2 p.m.)
The AstrolabeLord Michael SinestroThe author of issues 147 and 148 of the Compleat Anachronist (The Astrolabe parts 1 and 2) shares his knowledge of this medieval astronomical computer.2 hoursYouth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)TwiceWednesdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)FridayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
BARD! a history of Bards and Bardic performance in the Middle AgesLord Patrick the ButcherA history of the Irish Bard, his function in medieval Irish society, and the Bardic tradition as practiced in the period. some chairs will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own1 hour30Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayAfternoon (3 p.m.–4 p.m.)
Courtesy and Courtly Love in the Modern Middle AgesLord Patrick the Butcher (with M'lady Iona Na Healdt)A basic course courtesy in the SCA. what it does, and how to do it. class also touches on the history and practice of courtly love in the period as well as how to practice it in the SCA. this class is geared towards newcomers to the SCA Of all sexes, ages and disciplines. New fighters and Young Ladies are especially encouraged to attend. some chairs will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own just in case.1 hourYouth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayMidday (1 p.m.–2 p.m.)
Advanced DoumbekMarceau de ValcourtAdvanced rhythms; advanced techniques: Triplets, and many rhythms in which they are used. 5 / 7 / 9, 21/8, counter rhythms. You must have significant doumbek or djembe experience to take this class.1 hour15Adults (age 18 yrs +)thriceThursdayAfternoon (2 p.m. –3 p.m.)FridayAfternoon (2 p.m. –3 p.m.)SaturdayAfternoon (2 p.m. –3 p.m.)
Beginning DoumbekMarceau de ValcourtCamp fires at Estrella, Highlands, and Southern Crusades; and the Barony of Twin Moons Middle Eastern Feast: all bring out the drummers and dancers. Learn the basics of the drum circle, some of the basic rhythms played, the etiquette of the drum circle, and the techniques for getting those amazing tunes out of the drums so that you can be a part of the music.1 hour30Adults (age 18 yrs +)thriceThursdayMidday (12 noon–1 p.m.)FridayMidday (12 noon–1 p.m.)SaturdayMidday (12 noon–1 p.m.)
Intermediate DoumbekMarceau de ValcourtOkay, you've got those basic rhythms down, and you can keep up with the drum circle. Yet you see that there are a couple of drummers who add flare to the circle. See how they do it; learn the techniques. Learn some of the more interesting, not-so-run-of-the-mill rhythms. You must have some prior, basic doumbek or djembe experience for this class.1 hour20Adults (age 18 yrs +)thriceThursdayMidday (1 p.m.–2 p.m.)FridayMidday (1 p.m.–2 p.m.)SaturdayMidday (1 p.m.–2 p.m.)
Beginning Chainmail: European 4-in-1Merrick DowlingStudents will learn a brief history of European chainmail and how it compares to methods commonly used in the SCA as well as the European 4-in-1 weave and its uses in armor and jewelry. Class fees include all materials and tools needed to create a bracelet in the European 4-in-1 pattern from pre-made rings (pliers, rings, clasps). Students will have time to make one bracelet in class and will have enough materials to make another or to explore other weaves on their own.2 hours$105Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Guidelines for making Kingdom Award ScrollsMistress Dairine mor o' uHiginIf you are creating art for fun, you can please yourself, but when you are creating scrolls for the King and Queen to give as awards you must fulfill their royal requirements. In this class we will go over those requirements and dispell misconceptions about what may or maynot be required. This class is Atenveldt based but may also be of value to scribes from other kingdoms1 hourAdults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayMidday (1 p.m.–2 p.m.)FridayAfternoon (3 p.m.–4 p.m.)
Late Period Pizzaz for IlluminatorsMistress Dairine mor o' uHiginDemonstration of fabulous painting tricks that will make your late period scrolls really pop! These techniques are not only historically acurate but they are fast and fun to do. This class will be taught in two sessions but the techniques demonstrated will be different in each session and include painting draped clothing, fur, jewels, small portraits, acanthus leaves, birds, landscapes, and trees. 2 hours6Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceThursdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)FridayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
War Cooking with Dutch OvensMistress Dairine mor o' uHigin & Sir Jakob von GroningenLearn how to cook a whole meal from scratch with Dutch ovens and other outdoor techniques. Learn how you can cook any recipe you like, even cookies and biscuits, at war. We will cover several different techniques like roasting, baking, and frying, and then you get to eat it for lunch.2 hours$1010Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
Making and Playing MirlitonsmotleyjustmotleynothingbutmotleyMaking and playing a very easy to make and play maybe medieval wind instrument. They look medieval and sound medieval. We know they existed in Europe a little post period. It is not known if the existed in Europe in period, because they could have easily been disguised as other instruments. I taught a class years ago, but I know a lot more about making and playing them now. The first part of the class you will make an instrument for you to keep. The second part of the class you will learn how to improve your playing. 2hrs. Probably limited to 10 making instruments. Others can watch. There may or may not be an opportunity for the watchers to make instruments. There may be a few extra instruments for people to learn to play. 1 hour10Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)FridayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Medieval Drawing for the Artistically Inept--Acanthus LeavesmotleyjustmotleynothingbutmotleyThis is a class especially for who really think they can't draw, but ept people are allowed, too. I will teach you several ways to draw different types of acanthus leaves suitable for medieval illumination. 1 hour12Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)
Medieval Drawing for the Artistically Inept--AnimalsmotleyjustmotleynothingbutmotleyThis is a class especially for who really think they can't draw, but ept people are allowed, too. I will teach you how to draw animals suitable for medieval illumination. 1 hour12Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceWednesdayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)
Medieval Drawing for the Artistically Inept--Floral bordersmotleyjustmotleynothingbutmotleyThis is a class especially for who really think they can't draw, but ept people are allowed, too. I will teach you how to draw floral borders suitable for medieval illumination.1 hour12Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceWednesdayMidday (12 noon–1 p.m.)
Medieval Drawing for the Artistically Inept--PeoplemotleyjustmotleynothingbutmotleyThis is a class especially for who really think they can't draw, but ept people are allowed, too. Impossible as it seems, I will teach you easy ways to draw people suitable for medieval illumination. 1 hour12Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayMorning (11 a.m.–12 noon)
Elements of Persian and Turkish Costuming Nefratiri Ani Eponis Learn about what elements make up correct Persian and Turkish costuming for the SCA period. Fabric patterns and sources will be discussed. Pattern sources will be offered Fee will be waived if I can email the class notes. 1 hour$125Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)
Quilting is Period Nefratiri Ani Eponis A discussion of when and how quilting was used in the SCA timeperiod. You can quilt your stuff! Fee will be waived if I can email you the class notes. 1 hour$125Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)
DRUM CLINIC!Patrick the ButcherGrab your drum and join Lord Patrick the Butcher and friends for a drum circle clinic. We will cover basic drum technique (djembe and doumbek) basic rhythms and drum circle etiquette with an open drum and dance jam to follow after. There will be a few drums to borrow, but if you have one bring two to share. Chairs will be at a premium, so please bring your own.2 hoursAdults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayEvening (6 p. m. - 8 p.m.) BTY Pavilion
Early Russian Clothing and AccessoriesPosadnitsa Ianuk RaventhourneThis class will cover men’s and women’s clothing from 986-1250 AD with a brief look at Russian history. Class handouts are quite extensive with patterns and pictorial information.1 hour$2Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–4 p.m.)
Leather Dyeing for the Modern EraPosadnitsa Ianuk RaventhourneLeather is a very common material used in our medieval recreation but how do you get it the color you want? This class covers a quick overview of leather dyeing in period, how to dye leather with modern materials and a hands on lesson on how to dye leather for your shoes, belts pouches, armor pieces etc.1 hour$215Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayMorning (11 a.m.– 12 noon)ThursdayMorning (11 a.m.– 12 noon)
Period Beads of the North: An OverviewPosadnitsa Ianuk RaventhourneBeads are part of most of the Nordic and Slavic cultures but how do you recreate that look in the modern era? This class will cover basic information on period beads, mostly glass from Northern and Eastern Europe and will show the students what to look for when shopping for beads in modern stores to make period style accessories.1 hourAdults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)ThursdayMidday (12 noon–1 p.m.)
Arabic MaqamsRajid ibn HannaWhat is a "maqam"? It's more than just a "scale". It includes the method of playing the notes, common phrases for each maqam, a feel, etc. We will investigate the most common Arabic Maqams; Rast, Bayyati, Nahawand, Kurd, Hijaz, Shahanaz, maybe Saba, Huzam, and Bestenigar. We will look at the notes making up the maqam, the "progression", some common phrases, and some sample songs or a taqsim in each. We will also investigate connections between some maqams and how they are related. Finally, if time permits, we can investigate the basic structure of Taqsim (yes, there's a structure to that "free form" solo). Please bring an instrument, if you play one.2 hoursAdults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Basic bead stringingRose the JewelerThis class is a very basic bead stringing class. In this class you will make one jewelry piece of your choice (bracelet or necklace). I will show you how to use crimp tubes on beading wire, the design is up to you. For $5 I will provide you with beads and findings.1 hour$55Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceThursdayMorning (11 a.m.–12 noon)SaturdayMidday (12 noon–1 p.m.)
Beginner TaikoSaionji no HanaExplore the rhythms of Japan, used for centuries for rituals, dance and festive celebrations. This is a hands-on drumming workshop. If interest and demand warrants, the class will be offered as a double period.1 hour4Adults (age 18 yrs +)thriceThursdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–4 p.m.)FridayAfternoon (3 p.m.–4 p.m.)SaturdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–4 p.m.)
Period Traditions in TeaSaionji no HanaAn overview of the historical uses of tea in China and Japan, including Lu Yu’s Classic of Tea, Eisai’s treatise on the health benefits of tea drinking, and the origins of Japanese tea ceremony. If facilities allow, I’d like to serve some Asian leaf teas and powdered Japanese tea (matcha). 1 hourdonations acceptedAdults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayMorning (11 a.m.–12 noon)
Songs of AtenveldtSayyida Inara bint RashidA brief history on the music of the Kingdom of Atenveldt along with learning some of the popular songs.1 hour$2 for optional handoutYouth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMorning (11 a.m.–12 noon)
Well Shod - The basics of period shoe makingSeigneur Gefroi le GrisThis class will cover the basic steps in the making of period turned shoes and boots. From making an easy shoe last, to patterning of the shoe, as well as stitching techniques, and useful tools to make the job easier.2 hoursAdults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)ThursdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Basic Persian Garb for Men and WomenTHL Brigit Ni SheachnasaighAn overview of clothing worn by men and women in the Middle East. Top to bottom and from the skin out will be discussed. Hand outs will be available and will have web links, resources and basic how to instructions.2 hours$520Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Paperfolding in Period and in PracticeTHL Jerusha a'LaonModernly known as Origami, paper folding is an ancient practice that originated in the East and moved it's way west. This class will begin with a half hour lecture of the history of paper folding and its migration. Then, basic techniques and models will be demonstrated and the students will have the opportunity to take home some models of their own making.2 hours$210Kids (age 5–9 yrs),Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceFridayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)SaturdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Medieval Recorder for AdultsThome Spyle SyngereFinally a class for adults who want to learn to play medieval music on a recorder! The class fee includes the purchase of an inexpensive recorder and music. We will accept older teens (14 and up), but this will not be geared to younger children.1 hour$1012Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayMorning (10 a.m.–11 a.m.)
Field Support 101 or "Add Water and Fight"Visc. Lore de Lorraine, Pel. & Lady AmatheaLearn about the new unofficial -- but very important -- rules regarding field support, formerly known as "water bearing." AKA Care and Feeding of Your Fighter1 hourAdults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayAfternoon (4 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Assonance and AlliterationWander RiordanIntroduction to period ways of structuring period poetry other than rhyme-- particularly assonance and alliteration1 hour10Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayMorning (11 a.m.–12 noon)
Making a PVC penny whistle, the Guido Gonzato methodYehoshua Ben AbramMake and take class for assembling a simple penny whistle in the key of "D" out of PVC. Youth age 14 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Non-period (but fun!) materials and construction methodology.2 hours$510Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Choosing an SCA NameHonour GrenehartAn introduction to naming practices in the SCA, with a short handout detailing parameters, submission processes, timelines and other information for the submitter. 1 hourYouth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)SaturdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Constructing an SCA DeviceHonour GrenehartA two-part class on heraldry in the SCA. The first hour will cover the parameters for designing and submitting a unique piece of heraldry to the College of Heralds. The second hour will be hands-on practice with forms. Bring a pencil.2 hours15Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)FridayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Beautiful Garb from the BeginningMariette Dominique du BeauHow to research and plan garb; from paintings, to fabric and trim matching.1 hour10Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Tooling Celtic Knotwork into LeatherPhillipos the SkepticHands on class. Will cover the history of leather decoration and uses/types of leather. Each student will then transfer a pattern onto precut shapes of leather using provided tools. I have enough tools for 8 students. Handouts are part of the fee.2 hours$48Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceFridayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Egyptian Double Spiral Chain Phillipos the SkepticHands on class. Covers the basic history of some of the decorative chains. Using just two pliers and one pair of nippers you will make a classic chain design. Copper wire and handout provided. Tools will be supplied for use during the class.2 hours$48Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Archery 101Ivarr HaukrBasic intro to SCA Target Archery with hands on. 1 hour classroom and then off to the range. Youth need a parent with them.2 hours20Kids (age 5–9 yrs),Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceWednesdayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)SaturdayMorning (10 a.m.–12 noon)
Daily Living In Renaissance SpainDuchess Malinda Hohen van KesterNotes on everything a Spaniard of the Renaissance would have experienced from cradle to casket, in all walks of life. I discuss whatever subjects the audience is interested in. I have a long subject list for students to chose from, so every class is different2 hoursAdults (age 18 yrs +)twiceFridayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)SaturdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
How to be a BardDuchess Malinda Hohen van KesterWhat does it take to become a bard? More than just being able to sing! Learn how to capture your audiences attention, how to perform better, and chose songs that are appropriate for each of your audiences. Be prepared to sing of tell a story!1 hourYouth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceFridayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)SaturdayAfternoon (3 p.m.–5 p.m.)
Advanced Target Archery RoundtableJohan of Hawksley/ Catyln O'SullivanThis class invites archers to discuss how to take archery to the next level on the road to bowmaster and above. Let's all learn from each other. Possible topics include site picture, conditioning, mental game, shooting techniques and equipment. Held at the archery range.1 hourAdults (age 18 yrs +)onceThursdayMorning (11 a.m.--12 noon))
Beginning Target ArcheryJohan of Hawksley/ Catyln O'SullivanLearn the basics of shooting Target archery in the SCA. This class will meet at the archery range. Limited loaner gear will be available. Meet at the archery range.2 hoursYouth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceWednesdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Simple Chainmail Weaves for BeginnersDaibhidh mac Dubhghaill of GlasgowThis class will focus on simple weave patterns for making chainmail armor and/or jewelry. The weaves to be taught are European 4-in-1 and a variant on the Celtic Dreams weave. Participants will receive a packet of pre-cut rings and 2 pairs of jewelry pliers, that are theirs to keep.2 hours$108Youth (age 10–17 yrs),Adults (age 18 yrs +)twiceThursdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)SaturdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Working with 101 personalities in the SCAThyri ingen Aedain ui RigainDiscussion group on working with different personalities in the SCA from Take-Charges to easily intimidated. And how to do it without causing a lot of hard feelings in the wake of the work.1 hour20Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayMidday (12 noon–2 p.m.)
Introduction to BlackworkShoshana DrakereLearn the basic Holbein stitch and get an overview of period examples.2 hours$110Teens (age 13-17), Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceWednesdayMorning (10 a.m. - noon)
Beading WorkshipMonika of Tir YsgithrCasual workshop for beading. The teacher will bring all the supplies, including an interesting assortment of beads including skulls, or you can bring your own and work on beading among friends.2 hours$7 suggested for supplies if you need them15Adults (age 18 yrs +)onceSaturdayAfternoon (3 pm - 5 pm)
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