Collegium 2019 Class Schedule

Track Schedules

Track classes are grouped by session and time below. Filter by track name or whether the class is hands-on or lecture format!

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Track Coordinators

If you have questions about a particular class session, please contact the Track Coordinator for that track:

Advancing the Arts – Lady Maude Louisiana d’Orleans

Archaeological Resources – Duchess Eleanor de Bolton

Costuming Arts – Lorencia (Lori Edwards)

Event Administration – Master Renart le fox de Berwyk (Randy ‘Renart’ Wagner)

Fabricating/Tool Arts – Non-Fibre – Master Arion Wanderer

Fibre Arts – HL Rosamond Winder (Rachel McSweeney)

Ithra – Dame Maudrun Gwehydes (Kris Leet)

Military Arts – Master Martyn Baxter (Brandon Scheltema) & Master Mike Donatello Asino Freeman

Scribal & Graphic Arts – Margo Loes

Youth –  Bledyn (Bledyn Drwg de Caerdydd)

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Class Handouts

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Class handouts are organized by track and can be found here

Instructors!

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Friday 25 Oct 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Strategies of Movement in Chess

Alodar StansonBoard Room

Participants will be guided through some basic strategies when playing chess. Participants should have a basic understanding of piece movement to benefit from this class.  

Applicable to YAFA Games Division 1

An Tir Populace Badge
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Hands-on, Youth & Family

Medieval Storytime

HL Bledyn Drwg de CaerdyddBoard Room

Come enjoy the reading of fairy tales from the middle ages. Note to parents: All carefully selected stories will come from earlier darker themed translations than the modern tales. 

An Tir Populace Badge
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Lecture, Youth & Family

How to research (and share) stuff that isn't "stuff"

Maestra Raffaella di ContinoCedar Room

How to effectively research subjects that don't result in a physical item or performance. This will be a panel discussion with people from various backgrounds and interests.

Students should bring note taking supplies

An Tir Populace Badge
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Advancing the Arts, Lecture

Intro to Savilo

HL Mecia RaposaGazebo

Saviolo was a master who demonstrates the transition from a cut-focused sword form to a thrust-focused form. We will look at his main attacks and defenses.

Please bring a mask, a single-handed sword that is rated for rapier and/or cut and thrust, a gorget, and gloves - there will be slow work but nothing at speed so full armor is encouraged but not required.

This class is appropriate for all carded rapier or cut and thrust fighters.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Hands-on, Military Arts

What is your Learning Style?

Don Basilius FuchsGazebo

A rapier class focused on cognitive learning styles (based on contemporary learning theory, ie visual/auditory/kinesthetic).

Class will be a combination of lecture and fencing practice (practice will be dependent in number of participants.)

*Please plan to bring your full fencing kit.

**Class will be open to anyone with interest in the topic, but the focus of conversation will be on rapier.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Lecture, Military Arts

Latvian Style Fingerless Mittens 1 (part 1 of 2)

Mistress Elonda of BluehavenOlympic Room

Note: this class is scheduled from 6:00 PM - 7:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

This is a make and take class for advanced knitters.

You must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease. We will be covering Latvian cast on, Latvian braid, two at a time magic loop, color work, and inset thumb. This class will move pretty quickly as we will be trying to finish a pair of fingerless mittens.

Materials: I will have complete kits with all materials to make the handwarmers for sale for $15. You may supply your own supplies, needles and yarn. We will be using size 4 40” circular needles and DK weight yarn in three colors if you do not want to buy the kit.

Class size limit is 6. People may audit the class but will not receive any assistance. Please email HL Rosamond to sign up for this class in advance.

An Tir Populace Badge
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6 max
Fibre Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Latvian Style Fingerless Mittens 1 (part 2 of 2)

Mistress Elonda of BluehavenOlympic Room

Note: this class is scheduled from 6:00 PM - 7:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

This is a make and take class for advanced knitters.

You must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease. We will be covering Latvian cast on, Latvian braid, two at a time magic loop, color work, and inset thumb. This class will move pretty quickly as we will be trying to finish a pair of fingerless mittens.

Materials: I will have complete kits with all materials to make the handwarmers for sale for $15. You may supply your own supplies, needles and yarn. We will be using size 4 40” circular needles and DK weight yarn in three colors if you do not want to buy the kit.

Class size limit is 6. People may audit the class but will not receive any assistance. Please email HL Rosamond to sign up for this class in advance.

An Tir Populace Badge
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6 max
Fibre Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Materials & Processes of Historical Oil Painting (part 1 of 2)

Marquesas Laurellen de BrandevinPeninsula Room

NOTE: This is a two hour class from 6:00 PM to 7:50 PM. There will not be a break in the middle

Mostly hands-on look at various materials & processes of Renaissance oil painting in Europe with an emphasis on Italy. Class will begin with a short lecture with supporting presentation on what oils and pigments were available and commonly used as well as some discussion of various issues including light fastness, issues of toxicity, longevity, & reaction between pigments will also be discussed.
Following will be a show and tell portion regarding various mediums created from historical treatises including sandarac varnish. Lastly, the painting process & sequence of layers will be discussed with a sporting presentation of historical evidence.

Please bring note taking materials and some kind of apron.

Note: additional warning for those who are sensitive to strong smells- we will be looking at a couple of thinners and resins which are quite aromatic.

Cost: Class handout $3.

Class size limit is 5. Please email Margo Loes (margodiva@hotmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

An Tir Populace Badge
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5 max
Hands-on, Lecture, Registration Advised, Scribal & Graphic Arts

Materials & Processes of Historical Oil Painting (part 2 of 2)

Marquesas Laurellen de BrandevinPeninsula Room

NOTE: This is a two hour class from 6:00 PM to 7:50 PM. There will not be a break in the middle

Mostly hands-on look at various materials & processes of Renaissance oil painting in Europe with an emphasis on Italy. Class will begin with a short lecture with supporting presentation on what oils and pigments were available and commonly used as well as some discussion of various issues including light fastness, issues of toxicity, longevity, & reaction between pigments will also be discussed.
Following will be a show and tell portion regarding various mediums created from historical treatises including sandarac varnish. Lastly, the painting process & sequence of layers will be discussed with a sporting presentation of historical evidence.

Please bring note taking materials and some kind of apron.

Note: additional warning for those who are sensitive to strong smells- we will be looking at a couple of thinners and resins which are quite aromatic.

Cost: Class handout $3.

Class size limit is 5. Please email Margo Loes (margodiva@hotmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

An Tir Populace Badge
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5 max
Hands-on, Lecture, Registration Advised, Scribal & Graphic Arts

Waiting for "cadeaux"

HL Alicia du BoisPeninsula Room

We will talk about the beautiful initial capital letters called "cadeaux" or "cadels" often seen as the first letter of important documents. We'll talk about the history of those beautiful and complicated letters, where & when they were used as the ideas caught on, and then break them down into smaller components so you can see that aren't hard to construct once you look closely at them.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Lecture, Scribal & Graphic Arts

HeadSpace: Don't look at the fish!!

Master Martyn BaxterPine Room

How to prepare your mental game for the Eric

An Tir Populace Badge
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Lecture, Military Arts

Posament Workshop

Mistress Disa i BirkilundiPuget Room

Posament is a textile embellishment technique using a wire coiled around a silk cord found almost exclusively in Birka, Sweden in the tenth century. We will discuss history, resources and creation methods for both the coiled wire (tentrad) and the posament itself.

Cost: $5.00 for materials provided during the class

An Tir Populace Badge
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8 max
Costume Arts, Hands-on

Glass: Beginning/Intermediate Bead Making (part 1 of 2)

Master Phelan Toulsmidr, Baroness Maricka SigrunsdotterRainier Room A

Note: this class is scheduled from 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

This class will teach you the tools, safety, lingo and basics of how to make a glass bead and create basic bead embellishment using dots and lines of contrasting color.

There will be a historical bead furnace and bellows set up for you to check out as well so you can see how beads were made long ago!

Cost: Class fee is $10 per person for use of torches and materials. You will get a beginning bead making handout as well. Class maximum is 8 people for hands-on instruction on hothead torches. You keep all the beads that you make!

Class size limit is 8. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

An Tir Populace Badge
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8 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Glass: Beginning/Intermediate Bead Making (continued)

Master Phelan Toulsmidr, Baroness Maricka SigrunsdotterRainier Room A

Note: this class is scheduled from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM and will not have a break between sessions

This class will teach you the tools, safety, lingo and basics of how to make a glass bead and create basic bead embellishment using dots and lines of contrasting color.

There will be a historical bead furnace and bellows set up for you to check out as well so you can see how beads were made long ago!

Cost: Class fee is $10 per person for use of torches and materials. You will get a beginning bead making handout as well. Class maximum is 8 people for hands-on instruction on hothead torches. You keep all the beads that you make!

Class size limit is 8. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

An Tir Populace Badge
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8 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Wood: Household Bent Wood Boxes

HL Alasdair Mac RoibertRainier Room B

A discussion on the history and use of bentwood boxes. Taking a look at different materials used in the construction of bent wood containers as well as possible methods of construction and the pros and cons of each, as well as examples of surviving boxes and the cultures they represent.

An Tir Populace Badge
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20 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Lecture

Meet & Geek

VariousRestaurant

Bring your favorite resource or reproduction to show and share!

An Tir Populace Badge
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Archaeological Resources

How to be a Professional Amateur Herald

Sheika Zahra bint al-Rammah, Argent Scroll Herald, Kingdom of An TirState Room

Are you a new herald, a person with a voice who is occasionally asked to yell things around site, or just curious about what it is Heralds actually do? Come get an overview of what a herald does and take away an offering of both resources and support.

This lecture discussion is open for anyone wishing to come listen, take notes, and ask questions.

Students are encouraged to bring note taking implements. A resource handout will be available until copies are gone.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Event Administration, Lecture

Saturday 26 Oct 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

8:00 am - 9:00 am Saturday Session 0

Keynote Address: Women's Lives and Roles in France from Merovingian Gaul to the Age of Absolutism

Dr. Stacey Davis of Evergreen State CollegeFir Ballroom

This talk highlights shifts in the social, economic, and religious opportunities available to French women from the era of Merovingian Gaul throughout the middle ages and up to the 17th century. What legal and social restrictions did rural and urban women face, and how did they carve out "wiggle room" for themselves in light of social and familial expectations about their roles and responsibilities?

Info on speaker:
Dr. Stacey R. Davis is Professor of History at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, where she currently teaches classes like Gender History: Medieval and Early Modern Europe. She studied history as an undergraduate at Princeton and received her Ph.D. in French history from Yale University. Professor Davis' archival research focuses on collective memory and how common people craft narratives of their lives in light of both their personal desires and larger social expectations and realities.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Lecture

Saturday Morning Youth Activities: "Dry" Bobbing for Apples

Bledyn Drwg de CaerdyddGazebo

8:30  Start your morning by testing your skills at bobbing for apples!! No tub of water here; apples will be suspended on strings for you to try and grab with your teeth.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Youth & Family

9:00 am - 9:50 am Saturday Session 1

Archaeological Evidence for Wines and Grog

Mistress Lucia Piazetta, OLSuite 182

Please contact Track Coordinator Duchess Eleanor de Bolton for more information.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Archaeological Resources, Lecture

Beginning Ukulele -- Chords

Mistress Elisabeth PiperBoard Room

The ukulele is very similar to the Renaissance guitar. In this class, we will learn a few chords to strum while we sing along. All of the simple songs that we learn will be from 16th century England.

We will have 5 loaner ukuleles available; priority will go to youth attending. However, if you have a ukulele or can borrow one, please bring it to class and come early so we can help you tune it. Please contact instructor before purchasing an instrument.

Eligible for credit towards YAFA Music Division 1

An Tir Populace Badge
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Hands-on, Youth & Family

Building Your Event Team

Master Arontius of BygelswadeState Room

Building A Successful Team Within The SCA-- In this class we'll take a high-level look at my approach to a Team Building construct that has demonstrated its worth through the undertaking of a number of large scale projects (such as Crown and Kingdom events) as well as smaller projects, such as singular branch offices and activities, one-time Projects (such as largesse creation, regalia creation, fund-raising activities toward a specific purpose, etc). This lecture discussion is open for anyone wishing to come listen, take notes, and ask questions.

Student Requirements: Students are encouraged to bring note taking implements. A resource handout will be available until copies are gone.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Event Administration, Lecture

Controlling the Blade

Master Feradach mac TralinPine Room

One of Capo Ferro's primary tools is the "stringer", which is a method of controlling the opponent's blade. We will discuss this technique and how it can be implemented in SCA rapier combat.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Lecture, Military Arts

Evidence of Climate Change in Medieval Art

Jacqueline de LioncourtCedar Room

From 900-1500 CE, Europe experienced significant changes in climate. How did those changes affect the lives, culture, and economics of the time? We will study how those changes appear in artwork of the period, and how to use this to inform your research.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Advancing the Arts, Lecture

Heraldic Clothing: Get Your Stuff On Your Stuff

HL Adrianna the FiercePuget Room

Want to wear your heraldry? This class features a discussion on different ways to place your images depending on culture, time period, and artistic limitations. Bring your heraldry for the Q/A, time allowing.

Students should bring note taking supplies

An Tir Populace Badge
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Costume Arts, Lecture

Intro to Giganti - Sword

HL Mecia RaposaGazebo

We will explore the basics of Giganti's single sword work by going through three of his plays that directly relate to SCA rapier combat.

Please bring a mask, a rapier, a gorget, and gloves - there will be slow work but nothing at speed so full armor is encouraged but not required.

This class is appropriate for all carded rapier fighters.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Hands-on, Military Arts

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving: a Practical Class (part 1 of 6)

Etan MacNessaSpruce Room

Note: This class meets from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will be a one hour lunch break

This class is geared towards people who have some weaving experience but want to learn tapestry weaving. The class will cover: warp selection, warping the loom, tension issues, and weft selection. Preparing your cartoon, different methods to weave shading, weaving shapes and circles. During the class there will be time for discussion on gothic tapestry and how it is different from modern techniques.

Students should bring: $10 for supplies; Tapestry Loom, scissors, note book, easel if they have one, warp materials if the loom is not pre-warped, weft wool, some will be supplied.

Please contact the teacher (trish.beadlady@gmail.com) to register for the class, as well as to communicate about what types of looms you have and how to warp them in advance. Teacher will also be able to bring a couple of simple frames that can be borrowed. If all the looms are pre-warped we can accomplish much more in the short time available.

An Tir Populace Badge
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8 max
Hands-on, Ithra, Registration Advised

Metal: Hammer Driven Engraving (part 1 of 3)

Master William BjornssonRainier Room B

Note: this class is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM and will not have a break between sessions

These techniques are useful for people interested in hollowware or jewelry, they work for both Oriental and Western traditions, and they are a good foundation for people interested in inlay work, decorative armor making, and even die sinking.

Cost: $10 for sheet metal to practice on

Students can order tools from Master William if they wish. Please include this information when you register.

Class size limit is 4. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

An Tir Populace Badge
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4 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

The Book of Beasts; Medieval Bestiaries

Pani Jadwiga RadomyskowaPeninsula Room

Join me as we discuss what a bestiary is & the role it played in medieval culture. We will be covering many of the most famous books that are known & look at many of the critters found within those bound pages. We will discuss why things were drawn the way they were, as well as the myths & legends...I mean, well known facts about each animal. There will be a hands on project at the end (no artistic talent needed) Students will provided with a link to a full-resolution gallery of images used in this class.

An Tir Populace Badge
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20 max
Lecture, Scribal & Graphic Arts

Velvet and Velvet Weaving

Baroness Vasilisa MyshkinaOlympic Room

An overview of velvet and velvet weaving during the 14th - 16th centuries, emphasis on production in the Italian peninsula.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Fibre Arts, Lecture

Wood: Experiments in Charcoal Making

HL Ivan LeskovRainier Room A

Charcoal making, history, and methodology

An Tir Populace Badge
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10 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Lecture

10:00 am - 10:50 am Saturday Session 2

Breaking Through the Literature Review

Lady Maude Louisiana d'OrleansCedar Room

Students in An Tir who are interested in research will learn how to evaluate their resources and write a short literature review. The instructor will review the process including strategies for writing a literature review.

The literature review writing process involves:

  1. Defining a topic.
  2. Researching a specific question.
  3. Locating relevant sources.
  4. Critically analyzing and evaluating sources.
  5. Developing a thesis statement.
  6. Writing the literature review.

This workshop will also include an exercise for students to practice the process for writing a literature review outside of Collegium. Students will be invited to join a Facebook group for further study of literature reviews.

Students should bring note taking supplies.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Advancing the Arts, Lecture

Destreza: Introduction to the Atajo

Master Gregorio Cristovalez de la VegaPine Room

The Atajo is the basic method of blade control in the various sources of La Verdadera Destreza. In this class, we will look at a basic definition for the Atajo, explore some of the physical applications of that definition, and consider how those applications hint at a richer system where the Atajo is applied to many devious ends both with and without blade contact.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Hands-on, Military Arts

Dyes and Colors in History

HL Claire le DeyareOlympic Room

The class will cover a brief history of natural dyes, detailing when and where certain dyes came into use. We will also discuss modern safety procedures as well as the differences in dyeing animal and vegetable fibers and common mistakes to avoid. I will have fiber color samples to examine and various dye books for people to look at. Pretty much really a time where I show you all a lot of cool stuff, talk super nerdy and we all get excited about colors. Want to know more about Tyrian purple and actually get to see color samples and murex shells? This is the place to be!

An Tir Populace Badge
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Fibre Arts, Lecture

Glass: Beginning/Intermediate Bead Making (part 1 of 2)

Master Phelan Toulsmidr, Baroness Maricka SigrunsdotterRainier Room A

Note: this class is scheduled from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and will not have a break between sessions

This class will teach you the tools, safety, lingo and basics of how to make a glass bead and create basic bead embellishment using dots and lines of contrasting color.

There will be a historical bead furnace and bellows set up for you to check out as well so you can see how beads were made long ago!

Cost: Class fee is $10 per person for use of torches and materials. You will get a beginning bead making handout as well. Class maximum is 8 people for hands-on instruction on hothead torches. You keep all the beads that you make!

Class size limit is 8. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

An Tir Populace Badge
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8 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Hot Rods and Exploding Ova: An In-Depth Exploration of the Egg Recipes in the Martino Manuscript

Maestro Eduardo Francesco Maria LucreziaSuite 182

In this class we will explore the techniques used in manuscript analysis in preparation for experimental archeology and food preparation.

Using the Martino manuscript and manuscript and printed books deriving from the Martino manuscript we will explore the many questions that arise from textual analysis and how you can delve deeper into the work you are interested in by using similar techniques and taking them from the page to the hearth to the table.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Archaeological Resources, Lecture

How to Delegate and Still Know What is Going On

HE Vivien nic UldoonState Room

Event Stewards can't do all the things, but we still need to know all the things that are happening. We'll have an open discussion about how to delegate, when to delegate and how to keep your sanity while coordinating people who will probably never all be in a room together before the event. This lecture discussion is open for anyone wishing to come listen, take notes, and ask questions.

Student Requirements: Students are encouraged to bring note taking implements. A resource handout will be available until copies are gone.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Event Administration, Lecture

Intentional Drawing: One Way to Improve Your Calligraphy

HL Alicia du BoisPeninsula Room

This class is open to anyone, not just those who wish to improve their calligraphy. All ages are welcome if you can sit still. Using focused, deliberate strokes, we will practice drawing patterns & shapes based on the Zentangle(tm) method that are designed to improve your calligraphy skills.

Please bring a black (or dark colored) .03 or .05 fine line pen (Micron or similar) if you have one. Instructor will have some at the class to borrow or purchase ($3.00).

Cost: $3 includes handout, pencil, and blank 4.5" tiles to practice drawing on.

Class size limit is 15. Please email Margo Loes (margodiva@hotmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

An Tir Populace Badge
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15 max
Hands-on, Registration Advised, Scribal & Graphic Arts

Intro to Giganti - Sword and Dagger

HL Mecia RaposaGazebo

We will explore Giganti's use of the sword and dagger by working through 3 of his plays.

Please bring a mask, a rapier, a gorget, and gloves - there will be slow work but nothing at speed so full armor is encouraged but not required.

This class is appropriate for all carded rapier fighters

An Tir Populace Badge
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Hands-on, Military Arts

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving: a Practical Class - continued

Etan MacNessaSpruce Room

Note: This class meets from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will be a one hour lunch break

This class is geared towards people who have some weaving experience but want to learn tapestry weaving. The class will cover: warp selection, warping the loom, tension issues, and weft selection. Preparing your cartoon, different methods to weave shading, weaving shapes and circles. During the class there will be time for discussion on gothic tapestry and how it is different from modern techniques.

Students should bring: $10 for supplies; Tapestry Loom, scissors, note book, easel if they have one, warp materials if the loom is not pre-warped, weft wool, some will be supplied.

Please contact the teacher (trish.beadlady@gmail.com) to register for the class, as well as to communicate about what types of looms you have and how to warp them in advance. Teacher will also be able to bring a couple of simple frames that can be borrowed. If all the looms are pre-warped we can accomplish much more in the short time available.

An Tir Populace Badge
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8 max
Hands-on, Ithra, Registration Advised

Metal: Hammer Driven Engraving (part 2 of 3)

Master William BjornssonRainier Room B

Note: this class is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM and will not have a break between sessions

These techniques are useful for people interested in hollowware or jewelry, they work for both Oriental and Western traditions, and they are a good foundation for people interested in inlay work, decorative armor making, and even die sinking.

Cost: $10 for sheet metal to practice on

Students can order tools from Master William if they wish. Please include this information when you register.

Class size limit is 4. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

An Tir Populace Badge
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4 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Your Crowning Glory: Making and Faking Italian Renaissance Hair - Part 1

Vittoria di Cardici & Maestra Raffaella di Contino, OPPuget Room

Lecture: An overview of mainly Florentine and Venetian hairstyles by decade from 1490 - 1590

Students should bring note taking supplies.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Costume Arts, Lecture

Youth Can Make Largesse: Painting Thank You Cards

Jacqueline de LioncourtBoard Room

Hey kids, you can make largesse for your shire, barony, or kingdom! In this class, you will learn how to paint thank you cards. Wear short sleeves and tie your hair back.

Eligible for credit towards YAFA Calligraphy and Illumination Division 1

An Tir Populace Badge
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Hands-on, Youth & Family

11:00 am - 11:50 am Saturday Session 3

Grab-and-go lunch will be available from the restaurant during this time for a cost of $6 - $15 (includes sales tax)

 

Act in a Play!

Bledyn Drwg de CaerdyddFir Ballroom

Come learn one of many 1-2 person plays while also learning how children lived in the Middle ages! You will also have an opportunity to perform it later in the day (between 6-730 on the Bardic Stage)! 

Moderate reading skills recommended.

This class qualifies for credit in YAFA Family Life Division 1 and Bardic Division 1 (Pending) 

An Tir Populace Badge
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8 max
Bardic, Youth & Family

Creating an Event Schedule without Going Mad

HE Vivien nic UldoonState Room

Tragically, event schedules do not appear fully formed from the overmind of the universe when you need them. They require a certain amount of negotiation, organization and pragmatism from creation to printing (Yes, there are still reasons to print them). We'll talk through where to start, what to do when you get stuck and how you know you're done. This lecture discussion is open for anyone wishing to come listen, take notes, and ask questions.

Student Requirements: Students are encouraged to bring note taking implements. A resource handout will be available until copies are gone.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Event Administration, Lecture

Denizens of the Deep: An Introduction to European Sea Monsters

HL Annaka PoznanskaPeninsula Room

An overview of the history & evolution of the Sea Monster, from the earliest depictions in Roman ceramics, to the high medieval bestiary with nature’s & habits attributed to each creature, to the lavishly illustrated nautical charts at the beginning of the Age of Discovery.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Lecture, Scribal & Graphic Arts

Etiquette and Peer Spotting in the Modern Middle Ages

Mistress Aryana SilknfyreCedar Room

Crowns, Coronets, Circlets and Pendants, Oh My! The basics and beyond of Etiquette and Protocol in the SCA. How to recognize and greet people you meet under all circumstances ranging from court formal to quickly dashing as you are on your way elsewhere. Bonus material on stealth peers and how to spot them.

An Tir Populace Badge
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Advancing the Arts, Lecture

Glass: Beginning/Intermediate Bead Making (part 2 of 2)

Master Phelan Toulsmidr, Baroness Maricka SigrunsdotterRainier Room A

Note: this class is scheduled from 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM and will not have a break between sessions

This class will teach you the tools, safety, lingo and basics of how to make a glass bead and create basic bead embellishment using dots and lines of contrasting color.

There will be a historical bead furnace and bellows set up for you to check out as well so you can see how beads were made long ago!

Cost: Class fee is $10 per person for use of torches and materials. You will get a beginning bead making handout as well. Class maximum is 8 people for hands-on instruction on hothead torches. You keep all the beads that you make!

Class size limit is 8. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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8 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Historical Cuts

Don SamuelGazebo

This class will focus on cutting and how to use cuts for historical cut and thrust.

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Hands-on, Military Arts

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving: a Practical Class - continued

Etan MacNessaSpruce Room

Note: This class meets from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will be a one hour lunch break

This class is geared towards people who have some weaving experience but want to learn tapestry weaving. The class will cover: warp selection, warping the loom, tension issues, and weft selection. Preparing your cartoon, different methods to weave shading, weaving shapes and circles. During the class there will be time for discussion on gothic tapestry and how it is different from modern techniques.

Students should bring: $10 for supplies; Tapestry Loom, scissors, note book, easel if they have one, warp materials if the loom is not pre-warped, weft wool, some will be supplied.

Please contact the teacher (trish.beadlady@gmail.com) to register for the class, as well as to communicate about what types of looms you have and how to warp them in advance. Teacher will also be able to bring a couple of simple frames that can be borrowed. If all the looms are pre-warped we can accomplish much more in the short time available.

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8 max
Hands-on, Ithra, Registration Advised

Metal: Hammer Driven Engraving (part 3 of 3)

Master William BjornssonRainier Room B

Note: this class is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM and will not have a break between sessions

These techniques are useful for people interested in hollowware or jewelry, they work for both Oriental and Western traditions, and they are a good foundation for people interested in inlay work, decorative armor making, and even die sinking.

Cost: $10 for sheet metal to practice on

Students can order tools from Master William if they wish. Please include this information when you register.

Class size limit is 4. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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4 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Offense

Duke RagnvaldrPine Room

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Lecture, Military Arts

Posament: An Overview of my Visit to the Historiska Museet

Mistress Disa I BirkilundiOlympic Room

Posament is a textile embellishment technique using a wire coiled around a silk cord found almost exclusively in Birka, Sweden in the tenth century. We will discuss the history of posament as well as go over my recent visit to Historiska Museet to examine the extant posament pieces.

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Fibre Arts, Lecture

Why Archaeology? Case Studies of the Advantages of Using Archaeology in Research

Master Alail Horsefriend, OLSuite 182

Join a professional Archaeologist and Cultural Resource Preservationist on an exploration of how to incorporate archeology into your SCA related studies.

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Archaeological Resources, Lecture

Your Crowning Glory: Making and Faking Italian Renaissance Hair - Part 2

Vittoria di Cardici & Maestra Raffaella di Contino, OPPuget Room

Hands on demo: Tailoring specific hairstyles for participants to fit their persona or garb.

Students should bring stunt hair, headgear, elastics, hairpins/bobby-pins

Note: There is a 6 student limit for the demonstration but all are welcome to observe and ask questions.

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Costume Arts, Hands-on

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm Saturday Session 4

Grab-and-go lunch will be available from the restaurant during this time for a cost of $6 - $15 (includes sales tax)

 

1-on-1 Fighting and Feedback

Duke RagnvaldrGazebo

Bring Heavy Armor

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Hands-on, Military Arts

Beginning Bobbin Lace (part 1 of 4)

KassandraSuite 121

Note: This is a 4-hour class. There will not be a break between classes.

You will learn cross, twist, half throw and whole throw stitches. If we have time we will learn to picot. You will see a variety of books and lace made by the instructor, and a variety of bobbin lace pillows and tools used.

Students should bring: $5 for supplies. Instructor will provide all items needed for the class. Pillows will be set up and ready for work.

This class requires registration. Please contact the instructor (alaricus@msn.com) to register for the class.

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6 max
Hands-on, Ithra, Registration Advised

Glass: Vitreous Enamel in History - over 3000 years of glass on metal

Fjorlief in haga, Lærimoðir, OLRainier Room A

Curious about enamel? In this descriptive overview we will touch on materials and techniques, as well as some cultures and time periods known to have used enamel as a form of surface decoration for personal, household, and liturgical artifacts. 1 hour lecture, no materials cost.

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20 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Lecture

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving: a Practical Class - continued

Etan MacNessaSpruce Room

Note: This class meets from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will be a one hour lunch break

This class is geared towards people who have some weaving experience but want to learn tapestry weaving. The class will cover: warp selection, warping the loom, tension issues, and weft selection. Preparing your cartoon, different methods to weave shading, weaving shapes and circles. During the class there will be time for discussion on gothic tapestry and how it is different from modern techniques.

Students should bring: $10 for supplies; Tapestry Loom, scissors, note book, easel if they have one, warp materials if the loom is not pre-warped, weft wool, some will be supplied.

Please contact the teacher (trish.beadlady@gmail.com) to register for the class, as well as to communicate about what types of looms you have and how to warp them in advance. Teacher will also be able to bring a couple of simple frames that can be borrowed. If all the looms are pre-warped we can accomplish much more in the short time available.

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8 max
Hands-on, Ithra, Registration Advised

Medieval Lace for the Modern Shopper

HL Gwendolyn MacAuslane of Loch LomondOlympic Room

This class will focus on how lace was made in period, so that the students will have a better idea on what to buy, or not to buy, for proper later period attire. Samples of both good and "bad" lace will be there to examine.

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15 max
Fibre Arts, Lecture

Metal: Raising a Bowl (part 1 of 2)

Master ThangbrandRRainier Room B

Note: this class is scheduled from 12:00 PM - 1:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

How to raise a copper cup from a flat disc with hammers.

Cost: $2 for the handout

Class size limit is 8. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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8 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Lecture, Registration Advised

Providing Resource to the Outside (Modern) World

Sir Brand aux deus LeonsCedar Room

A description of how - and WHY - those with knowledge of period arts and crafts might wish to interact with modern educational systems.

There is great need of increasing educational resources in all venues, and several of our Artisans have a unique perspective that can help others (in a modern setting) access the truth and wonder and benefits of understanding History in a bone-deep way.

  • I. Introduction to me and my background (50+ years in Interactive Education programming) 10 Minutes
  • II. Applying what we know into creating educational classes that are duplicatable and understandable. (20 minutes) To include audience skills and working out how to translate them into classes, and examples of what has been done successfully (educationally and financially) over my career.
  • III. Identifying alternative methods (YouTube, Vimeo, MasterClass type works, PodCasts, Webinars, Skype...) that can be used. (10 Minutes)
  • IV. Q&A - (10 minutes)

Students should being note taking materials.

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Advancing the Arts, Lecture

Ruffles, Pleats, & Frills: Surveilling the Middle Ages for the Extraordinary

Dame Cristiana de Huntington, OLPuget Room

This class will examine veils from the 14th and 15th centuries as they span from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

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Costume Arts, Lecture

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Saturday Session 5

A Survey of Coronets Through the Ages

Cathryn Fitzgerald, OCSuite 182

Starting in ancient times, with Greek tiaras, and proceeding through the centuries to the end of period, this comprehensive yet not-too-in-depth looks at the various styles of Coronets created for the nobility of the world. Common notions are examined, some myths are addressed, and humorous style is employed throughout.

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Archaeological Resources, Lecture

Basics of Italian Rapier

Master DonatelloGazebo

As the title suggests, this class is on Italian rapier basics. Never held a sword before? Take this class. Want to brush up a little? Again, take this class. Bring a sword if you want, but it's not required.

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Hands-on, Military Arts

Beginning Bobbin Lace - continued

KassandraSuite 121

Note: This is a 4-hour class. There will not be a break between classes.

You will learn cross, twist, half throw and whole throw stitches. If we have time we will learn to picot. You will see a variety of books and lace made by the instructor, and a variety of bobbin lace pillows and tools used.

Students should bring: $5 for supplies. Instructor will provide all items needed for the class. Pillows will be set up and ready for work.

This class requires registration. Please contact the instructor (alaricus@msn.com) to register for the class.

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6 max
Hands-on, Ithra, Registration Advised

Burn Out

Dame Brighid RossState Room

Volunteer burnout, its signs, symptoms, how to avoid it and how to deal with it once it happens.I will lead a discussion about: reasons we get overwhelmed and burned out; what overwhelmed feels like, both physically and emotionally; tools for dealing with feeling overwhelmed, over committed and burned out... and how to avoid feeling that way in the first place. This lecture discussion is open for anyone wishing to come listen, take notes, and ask questions.

Student Requirements: Students are encouraged to bring note taking implements. A resource handout will be available until copies are gone.

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Event Administration, Lecture

Glass: Advanced Bead Making (part 1 of 2)

Master Phelan Toulsmidr, Baroness Maricka SigrunsdotterRainier Room A

Note: this class is scheduled from 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

This class will teach you how to create more complex historical bead designs. Stringer control, creating shaped beads using a marver and other tools. The class will cover making and applying twisted cane. Applying murrini, how to stack dots and create feathered or (raked) beads. This class is best suited for an experienced bead maker.

You keep all the beads that you make!

There will be a historical bead furnace and bellows set up for you to check out as well so you can see how beads were made long ago!

Class fee is $10.00 per person for use of torches and materials. You will receive a handout as well.

Class size limit is 8. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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8 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Head Space - Fighting your Mental Game

Mistress Alessandra Luciana GiancomoPine Room

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Lecture, Military Arts

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving: a Practical Class - continued

Etan MacNessaSpruce Room

Note: This class meets from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will be a one hour lunch break

This class is geared towards people who have some weaving experience but want to learn tapestry weaving. The class will cover: warp selection, warping the loom, tension issues, and weft selection. Preparing your cartoon, different methods to weave shading, weaving shapes and circles. During the class there will be time for discussion on gothic tapestry and how it is different from modern techniques.

Students should bring: $10 for supplies; Tapestry Loom, scissors, note book, easel if they have one, warp materials if the loom is not pre-warped, weft wool, some will be supplied.

Please contact the teacher (trish.beadlady@gmail.com) to register for the class, as well as to communicate about what types of looms you have and how to warp them in advance. Teacher will also be able to bring a couple of simple frames that can be borrowed. If all the looms are pre-warped we can accomplish much more in the short time available.

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8 max
Hands-on, Ithra, Registration Advised

Metal: Raising a Bowl (part 2 of 2)

Master ThangbrandRRainier Room B

Note: this class is scheduled from 12:00 PM - 1:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

How to raise a copper cup from a flat disc with hammers.

Cost: $2 for the handout

Class size limit is 8. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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8 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Lecture, Registration Advised

Pelican Meeting

VariousFir Ballroom

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Meeting

Portrait Drawing in the Style of Hans Holbien (part 1 of 2)

Mistress Morgaina of the Woodlands, OL, OPPeninsula Room

Note: This class is from 1:00 PM until 2:50 PM. There is no break in the middle of this class

We will discus Hans Holbein's drawings & drawing of the human head. After a quick exercise to get the creative juices flowing we will draw a portrait from a live model with modern materials. Then we will draw a portrait from a live model with some of the materials used in the late Renaissance. There will be discussion and assistance for the drawings.

Students should bring sketchbooks or drawing paper no smaller than 8.5"x11" (no copier or computer paper please), drawing pencils, erasers, hand pencil sharpeners. I will have gessoed paper & red drawing chalk for the final drawing. I will bring materials & sell them at cost if you forget yours.

Cost: $1.50 for materials & handouts

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Hands-on, Scribal & Graphic Arts

So, You Want to Make a Bliaut?

Mistress Helewisa de FrejousPuget Room

This class will discuss who wore this iconic 12th century garment, in what context, and how it might have been made. By clarifying the parameters in which the bliaut existed, I have created a working theory of design and construction techniques that I look forward to sharing with you. We won’t have time to go over pattern drafting in depth, but the class and handout will give you a starting point to work from.

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Costume Arts, Lecture

Youth Can Make Largesse: Making Award Necklaces

Jacqueline de LioncourtBoard Room

Hey kids, you can make largesse for your shire, barony, or kingdom! In this class, you will learn how to make award necklaces.

Eligible for credit towards YAFA Jewelry Division 1

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Hands-on, Youth & Family

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Saturday Session 6

Architectural Headwear (Magnum Asinum Petasum)

Mistress Isolde de la Vielle-a- Roue & HL Gabriella Simonetti di RucellaiPuget Room

We will display and discuss large hats with internal structures, such as the Hearts Shaped Hennin and the Italian Balzo. In the absence of extant examples, we will explain why we made the choices we did in constructing these hats, and what evidence we think support those choices.

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Costume Arts, Lecture

Ask an Archaeologist

AllailSuite 182

This will be an open Q&A session of all things Archaeological.

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Archaeological Resources, Lecture

Before the Modern Wheel A look at Early Period Spinning Equipment and Techniques

HL Una of GrimwithCedar Room

In this class we will look at evolution of spinning from the earliest use of the drop spindle through the development of the modern wheel.

Students should bring note-taking materials.

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Advancing the Arts, Lecture

Beginning Bobbin Lace - continued

KassandraSuite 121

Note: This is a 4-hour class. There will not be a break between classes.

You will learn cross, twist, half throw and whole throw stitches. If we have time we will learn to picot. You will see a variety of books and lace made by the instructor, and a variety of bobbin lace pillows and tools used.

Students should bring: $5 for supplies. Instructor will provide all items needed for the class. Pillows will be set up and ready for work.

This class requires registration. Please contact the instructor (alaricus@msn.com) to register for the class.

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6 max
Hands-on, Ithra, Registration Advised

Beginning Ukulele -- Picking a Melody

Mistress Elisabeth PiperBoard Room

The ukulele is very similar to the Renaissance guitar. In this class, we will learn pick simple melodies, reading from ukulele tablature, which is a system of notating music that many people find easy to use. All of the simple songs that we learn will be from 16th century England.

We will have few loaner ukuleles available. If you have a ukulele or can borrow one, bring it to class and come early so we can help you tune it. Please contact instructor before purchasing an instrument.

Eligible for credit towards YAFA Music Division 1

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Hands-on, Youth & Family

Demo Events

HL Ciar ingen FiachnaeState Room

What they are, why they're different, pros and cons.

This lecture discussion is open for anyone wishing to come listen, take notes, and ask questions.

Student Requirements: Students are encouraged to bring note taking implements. A resource handout will be available until copies are gone.

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Event Administration, Lecture

Glass: Advanced Bead Making (part 2 of 2)

Master Phelan Toulsmidr, Baroness Maricka SigrunsdotterRainier Room A

Note: this class is scheduled from 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

This class will teach you how to create more complex historical bead designs. Stringer control, creating shaped beads using a marver and other tools. The class will cover making and applying twisted cane. Applying murrini, how to stack dots and create feathered or (raked) beads. This class is best suited for an experienced bead maker.

You keep all the beads that you make!

There will be a historical bead furnace and bellows set up for you to check out as well so you can see how beads were made long ago!

Class fee is $10.00 per person for use of torches and materials. You will receive a handout as well.

Class size limit is 8. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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8 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Indigo History and Theory

Isabella de FirenzeOlympic Room

Indigo dye is a global phenomenon - from India, to Japan, to both North and South America, indigo-producing plants have been grown and used to make the most gorgeous shades of blue. This class will explore the history of indigo as well as the science and theory behind what goes on in an indigo dye vat in order to provide a deeper understanding to the dyeing process. Hopefully after leaving this class you will have the knowledge to tackle your own indigo dye projects!

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Fibre Arts, Lecture

Intermediate Italian Rapier

Master DonatelloGazebo

Builds on the basics class. Bring mask, gloves, gorget, dagger, etc.

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Hands-on, Military Arts

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving: a Practical Class - continued

Etan MacNessaSpruce Room

Note: This class meets from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will be a one hour lunch break

This class is geared towards people who have some weaving experience but want to learn tapestry weaving. The class will cover: warp selection, warping the loom, tension issues, and weft selection. Preparing your cartoon, different methods to weave shading, weaving shapes and circles. During the class there will be time for discussion on gothic tapestry and how it is different from modern techniques.

Students should bring: $10 for supplies; Tapestry Loom, scissors, note book, easel if they have one, warp materials if the loom is not pre-warped, weft wool, some will be supplied.

Please contact the teacher (trish.beadlady@gmail.com) to register for the class, as well as to communicate about what types of looms you have and how to warp them in advance. Teacher will also be able to bring a couple of simple frames that can be borrowed. If all the looms are pre-warped we can accomplish much more in the short time available.

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8 max
Hands-on, Ithra, Registration Advised

Metal: Chasing (part 1 of 3)

Master William BjornssonRainier Room B

Note: this class is scheduled from 2:00 PM - 4:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

Chasing is an embossing technique used on the front of the metal piece to create a relief image. It is done with hammer and punches on the face of the metal sheet. Students will work with a pitch pot and tools provided by the Instructor.

In this hands on introduction, students will learn to create low relief designs on sheet metal using small hammer driven punches. We will also discuss different metalworking traditions and approaches to chasing, various kinds of pitch and their properties, and the design and making of chasing tools. No metalsmithing experience is required, but accuracy with a hammer is very helpful.

Students who wish may bring: a favorite small hammer, an apron, and magnification, either a visor or reading glasses.

There will be a $5 materials fee, and chasing tools may be purchased from the instructor after the class.

Class size limit is 6. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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6 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Portrait Drawing in the Style of Hans Holbein (part 2 of 2)

Mistress Morgaina of the Woodlands, OL, OPPeninsula Room

Note: This class is from 1:00 PM until 2:50 PM. There is no break in the middle of this class

We will discus Hans Holbein's drawings & drawing of the human head. After a quick exercise to get the creative juices flowing we will draw a portrait from a live model with modern materials. Then we will draw a portrait from a live model with some of the materials used in the late Renaissance. There will be discussion and assistance for the drawings.

Students should bring sketchbooks or drawing paper no smaller than 8.5"x11" (no copier or computer paper please), drawing pencils, erasers, hand pencil sharpeners. I will have gessoed paper & red drawing chalk for the final drawing. I will bring materials & sell them at cost if you forget yours.

Cost: $1.50 for materials & handouts

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Hands-on, Scribal & Graphic Arts

Right-handed vs Left-handed Rapier Techniques

Lord Gareth Hyre, QRCPine Room

Whether you're a leftie or want to better fence against lefties, this class is for you!

We will explore the topic from historical and practical perspectives, looking at what some of the fencing manuals of the 17th Century say about it, and learning techniques honed in competitive practice.

We will look at single-sword and sword-and-dagger techniques.

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Military Arts

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Saturday Session 7

Beginning Bobbin Lace - continued

KassandraSuite 121

Note: This is a 4-hour class. There will not be a break between classes.

You will learn cross, twist, half throw and whole throw stitches. If we have time we will learn to picot. You will see a variety of books and lace made by the instructor, and a variety of bobbin lace pillows and tools used.

Students should bring: $5 for supplies. Instructor will provide all items needed for the class. Pillows will be set up and ready for work.

This class requires registration. Please contact the instructor (alaricus@msn.com) to register for the class.

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6 max
Hands-on, Ithra, Registration Advised

Charter Design & Painting

HL Adrianna the FiercePeninsula Room

An open discussion on lessons learned in designing charters for charters for groups & Kingdom awards.
Includes several different examples of several different ways to make masters, coordinating multiple creatures, requirements for easy or advanced painting layouts & examples in the raw.

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Lecture, Scribal & Graphic Arts

Defense

Duke RagnvaldrPine Room

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Lecture, Military Arts

From Blind Man's Bluff to Stoolball: Medieval Active Games

Jacqueline de LioncourtNorth Lawn

Let's play medieval active games! All we need is a stick and a ball, and some games require nothing at all! Children are VERY welcome!

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Hands-on, Youth & Family

Harry Potter and the Medieval World

Domna Liutgard of LuxeuilCedar Room

Literature picks up references from the oddest places sometimes, and the Harry Potter series is no exception. From name-dropping of real medieval people, to sciences that influenced the world for centuries, the Potterverse is infused with the past. Learn about how the medieval world influenced this popular work of fiction.

Students should bring note-taking supplies and, if possible, please take the Sorting Hat Quiz at https://www.pottermore.com/ ahead of time.

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Advancing the Arts, Lecture

Historical evidence for dance movement in European court dances

Duchess StjarnaSuite 182

Discussion on surviving sources as well as modern academic works that give us clues to reconstructing the dances of the 15th to mid 17th centuries.

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Archaeological Resources, Lecture

Interactive Live Fighting Analysis (I.L.F.A.)

Don Simone NichollsGazebo

Interactive Live Fighting Analysis (I.L.F.A.) and Rapier Group Therapy.

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10 max
Hands-on, Military Arts

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving: a Practical Class - continued

Etan MacNessaSpruce Room

Note: This class meets from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will be a one hour lunch break

This class is geared towards people who have some weaving experience but want to learn tapestry weaving. The class will cover: warp selection, warping the loom, tension issues, and weft selection. Preparing your cartoon, different methods to weave shading, weaving shapes and circles. During the class there will be time for discussion on gothic tapestry and how it is different from modern techniques.

Students should bring: $10 for supplies; Tapestry Loom, scissors, note book, easel if they have one, warp materials if the loom is not pre-warped, weft wool, some will be supplied.

Please contact the teacher (trish.beadlady@gmail.com) to register for the class, as well as to communicate about what types of looms you have and how to warp them in advance. Teacher will also be able to bring a couple of simple frames that can be borrowed. If all the looms are pre-warped we can accomplish much more in the short time available.

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8 max
Hands-on, Ithra, Registration Advised

Learn a Medieval Style Dance!

HL Bledyn Drwg de CaerdyddFir Ballroom

Come and learn a simple dance created in the style of those done in the Middle Ages. Instruction will include a tutorial on basic dance steps and techniques (between 4-6 on the Bardic Stage. A more accurate time will be announced during the class).

Soft sole footwear or socks are recommended, but not required.

Eligible for credit towards YAFA Dance Division 1 and Bardic Division 1 (pending)

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Bardic, Youth & Family

Metal: Chasing (part 2 of 3)

Master William BjornssonRainier Room B

Note: this class is scheduled from 2:00 PM - 4:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

Chasing is an embossing technique used on the front of the metal piece to create a relief image. It is done with hammer and punches on the face of the metal sheet. Students will work with a pitch pot and tools provided by the Instructor.

In this hands on introduction, students will learn to create low relief designs on sheet metal using small hammer driven punches. We will also discuss different metalworking traditions and approaches to chasing, various kinds of pitch and their properties, and the design and making of chasing tools. No metalsmithing experience is required, but accuracy with a hammer is very helpful.

Students who wish may bring: a favorite small hammer, an apron, and magnification, either a visor or reading glasses.

There will be a $5 materials fee, and chasing tools may be purchased from the instructor after the class.

Class size limit is 6. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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6 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Minoan Clothing for Women and Men

Vicaria Vesta Antonia Aurelia, OLPuget Room

Get overheated easily? Learn to make the clothes of the Bronze Age Minoans, both women's and men's. Great for Court. Great for war.

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Costume Arts, Lecture

Pre-Registration De-Mystified!

Lady Rosalie AshcombeState Room

Has your branch thought about pre-registration but it seems too complicated? This course is designed by those who do it well to give you the how-tos and best practices. Including: step by step how to set up a form; step by step how to set up the sheet which receives the form's information; what fields you need; how Google docs work; payment options and tracking them; follow-up e-mails; data tracking; and printed Gate sheets. This lecture discussion is open for anyone wishing to come listen, take notes, and ask questions.

Student Requirements: Students are encouraged to bring note taking implements. A resource handout will be available until copies are gone.

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Event Administration, Lecture

Textile Printing in Pre-Modern Near East and Asia: a Survey

Mistress Marya KargashinaOlympic Room

This class covers extant examples, motifs and uses of printed textiles from the near east and Asia, starting with 2nd BCE China and up to the Ottoman Empire.

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Fibre Arts, Lecture

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Saturday Session 8

All Things Gate

HL Jess of the Roving IrishmenState Room

What should be in a Gate book. What forms do attendees need to fill out. Using your pre-reg spread sheet. Who can handle cash. Shift change procedures. Wrist bands and why we use them. This lecture discussion is open for anyone wishing to come listen, take notes, and ask questions.

Student Requirements: Students are encouraged to bring note taking implements. A resource handout will be available until copies are gone.

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Event Administration, Lecture

Creation and Use of a Scribal Reference Book (part 1 of 2)

Pani Jadwiga RadomyskowaPeninsula Room

Note: This class is from 4:00 PM until 5:50 PM. There is no break in the middle of this class

A book to call upon any time you need a little inspiration. We will create a book, & begin to fill it. In this class we will create a pocket reference book that a scribe can take with them! I find these books to be immensely invaluable, and you will too! We will create a small book that is hard bound and then we will begin to fill it up with references.

Student Requirements: Students need to bring their own Scribal supplies, especially paints, brushes & writing utensils. Students are also encouraged to bring any books of illumination they may have with them.

Cost: $10.00 payable to the instructor in class

Additional Info: Students will be provided with book making materials: paper, leather, needle, sinew & a handout.

Class size limit is 10 due to materials. Please email Margo Loes (margodiva@hotmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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10 max
Hands-on, Registration Advised, Scribal & Graphic Arts

Interactive Live Fighting Analysis (I.L.F.A.) - continued

Don Simone NichollsGazebo

Interactive Live Fighting Analysis (I.L.F.A.) and Rapier Group Therapy.

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10 max
Hands-on, Military Arts

Introduction to Kenjutsu (part 1 of 2)

Saitō no Mitsukage-donoPine Room

Note: this class is scheduled from 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

The Samurai were feared as swordsmen by just about everyone who crossed swords with them. This class explores the similarities and differences between Japanese and Western swordsmanship. We will work through kata from schools which date to the SCA period, in the form of slow work, and discover the principles which drive them.

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Lecture, Military Arts

Italian Partlets 1535 - 1585

Baroness Lorenzia di SimonettiPuget Room

A discussion on various styles of Italian partlets, why they were worn, the materials used to make them and how they were constructed.
There will be examples on display for purposes of discussing patterning options, and, due to the limited extant examples, the choices made in constructing them and the evidence supporting those choices.

Students should bring note taking supplies.

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Costume Arts, Lecture

Latvian Style Fingerless Mittens 2 (part 1 of 2)

Mistress Elonda of BluehavenOlympic Room

Note: this class is scheduled from 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

Part 2: Completing your Latvian fingerless style mittens

This is a continuation of the Friday evening Workshop session.

Class size limit is 6. People may audit the class but will not receive any assistance. Please email HL Rosamond to sign up for this class in advance.

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6 max
Fibre Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Letter Folding

Anne Marie QuinnBoard Room

How letters and correspondence were folded and sealed in period. (aka Letter Locking, but that is trademarked)

This class will be reviewed for possible credit towards YAFA

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Hands-on, Youth & Family

Metal: Chasing (part 3 of 3)

Master William BjornssonRainier Room B

Note: this class is scheduled from 2:00 PM - 4:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

Chasing is an embossing technique used on the front of the metal piece to create a relief image. It is done with hammer and punches on the face of the metal sheet. Students will work with a pitch pot and tools provided by the Instructor.

In this hands on introduction, students will learn to create low relief designs on sheet metal using small hammer driven punches. We will also discuss different metalworking traditions and approaches to chasing, various kinds of pitch and their properties, and the design and making of chasing tools. No metalsmithing experience is required, but accuracy with a hammer is very helpful.

Students who wish may bring: a favorite small hammer, an apron, and magnification, either a visor or reading glasses.

There will be a $5 materials fee, and chasing tools may be purchased from the instructor after the class.

Class size limit is 6. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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6 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Research Papers for Everyone!

HL Madelena VieriCedar Room

Sometimes simply showing an object you made doesn't do justice to all the history you learned on the way, and sometimes what you're into doesn't result in an object at all. A research paper can be an excellent way to share your knowledge and discoveries. Maybe it's been many years since you wrote in school, or maybe you've never written a formal research paper at all; no matter! In this class I'll help you decrease the intimidation from The Void of the Blank Page to almost a fill-in-the-blank worksheet. You've done fascinating research, and people should know what you've discovered!

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Advancing the Arts, Lecture

The Giustiniani Medicine Chest

Master Séamus Ó Céatfhadha, OLSuite 182

An examination of the contents of 16th century medicine chest currently owned by the The Science Museum in London. Made for Vincenzo Giustiniani (d.1570), the last Genoese governor of the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea. This chest still holds 126 bottles and pots for drugs, some of which appear to have 16th century contents. The chest was owned by the Giustiniani family until 1924.

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Archaeological Resources, Lecture

Wood: Historical House and Camp Seating

HL Alasdair Mac RoibertRainier Room A

An overview of seating options seen in used in the SCA and the times and places they come from. Discussing historical accuracy verses modern convenience and aesthetics. No materials cost.

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20 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Lecture

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm Saturday Session 9

An Overview of Late 16th and Early 17th Century Sweet Bags

Coutier Annaka Poznanska, GdS, JdLPuget Room

The purpose of this lecture is to introduce 16th and 17th century embroidered sweet bags, including dating methods of extant examples, design inspiration, process and materials used in their construction and embellishment, and to introduce new research I received on a sweet bag that was not previously available to the general public.

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Costume Arts, Lecture

Behind the Thrones: Procedures, Process, and Etiquette When Serving as Retinue During Court

Baroness Elspeth nic Grath, OP. Baroness Aisha al Zahra, Baroness Maricka SigrunsdotterState Room

This class will be fun, interactive, and engaging. It will show you the ins and outs of what type of teamwork and mentorship goes into creating a great court environment! This class is open to anyone who is interested in knowing more about being retinue, has interest in becoming retinue in the future or are just curious as to how the magic happens.

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Event Administration, Lecture

Cartography in the SCA

Sir Seumas mac BrehonCedar Room

An overview of the topic of cartography, how people in period understood and used, and the principles of maps and cartography, to navigate their world.

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Advancing the Arts, Lecture

Creation and Use of a Scribal Reference Book (part 2 of 2)

Pani Jadwiga RadomyskowaPeninsula Room

Note: This class is from 4:00 PM until 5:50 PM. There is no break in the middle of this class

A book to call upon any time you need a little inspiration. We will create a book, & begin to fill it. In this class we will create a pocket reference book that a scribe can take with them! I find these books to be immensely invaluable, and you will too! We will create a small book that is hard bound and then we will begin to fill it up with references.

Student Requirements: Students need to bring their own Scribal supplies, especially paints, brushes & writing utensils. Students are also encouraged to bring any books of illumination they may have with them.

Cost: $10.00 payable to the instructor in class

Additional Info: Students will be provided with book making materials: paper, leather, needle, sinew & a handout.

Class size limit is 10 due to materials. Please email Margo Loes (margodiva@hotmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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10 max
Hands-on, Registration Advised, Scribal & Graphic Arts

Introduction to Kenjutsu (part 2 of 2)

Saitō no Mitsukage-donoPine Room

Note: this class is scheduled from 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

The Samurai were feared as swordsmen by just about everyone who crossed swords with them. This class explores the similarities and differences between Japanese and Western swordsmanship. We will work through kata from schools which date to the SCA period, in the form of slow work, and discover the principles which drive them.

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Lecture, Military Arts

Latvian Style Fingerless Mittens 2 (part 2 of 2)

Mistress Elonda of BluehavenOlympic Room

Note: this class is scheduled from 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM and will not have a break between sessions

Part 2: Completing your Latvian fingerless style mittens

This is a continuation of the Friday evening Workshop session.

Class size limit is 6. People may audit the class but will not receive any assistance. Please email HL Rosamond to sign up for this class in advance.

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6 max
Fibre Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Swetnam's Rapier and Dagger

Hobbe De ConyersGazebo

An introduction to the rapier and dagger techniques of Joseph Swetnam, an early 17th century English fencing master who taught an idiosyncratic blend of traditional English swordplay mixed with stolen Italian rapier techniques. We'll cover his stance, guard positions, basic offense and defense, and even a few of his secret trick moves.

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Hands-on, Military Arts

Traveling with an Eye for Primary Sources

Marguerite Fitz WilliamSuite 182

Tips on combining holiday travel with SCA focused research.

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Archaeological Resources, Lecture

Youth Can Make Largesse: Sewing Gift Bags

Jacqueline de LioncourtBoard Room

Hey kids, you can make largesse for your shire, barony, or kingdom! In this class, you will learn how to sew gift bags.

Eligible for credit towards YAFA Costuming Division 1

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Hands-on, Youth & Family

Sunday 27 Oct 2019

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Finger Braiding and Simple Cording

Gwir verch MerewithBoard Room

Learn how to make simple lucet-type cords and finger braid. No tools needed, string will be provided.

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8 max
Hands-on, Youth & Family

Help Your Child Participate in an Event

Alizand ThorgeirssonBoard Room

We will discuss the SCA Rules on minors at events and the responsibilities of parents/guardians. What is a Designated Adult and what are their responsibilities? Then, we will discuss how to help your child volunteer to help with various activities and participate in A&S at events. Learn how to find a peer/officer to "foster" your child as a Page for one event or longer.

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Lecture, Youth & Family

Financial Committee Meeting

VariousFir Ballroom

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Meeting

Laurel Meeting

VariousFir Ballroom

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Meeting

Master of Defense Instructional

VariousNorth Lawn

Several Masters of Defense have committed to being at the Fight Practice on the North Lawn and will be available for constructive feedback, 1-on-1 sessions, etc.

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Hands-on, Military Arts

Simple, Hands-On Tablet Weaving

HL Elewys of Finchinefeld & HL Aenor de PessacOlympic Room

Tablet weaving is an ancient art of narrow band weaving, dating back more than 500 years BCE to the late Middle Ages, marked by its high level of complexity and popularity all over Europe - from the Middle East to Scandinavia.

Want to try tablet weaving to see if you enjoy it? Have you tried tablet weaving and struggled with figuring out (or remembering) how to do it? Do you have a loom and want to put it to work? This is your opportunity to try your hand at threaded-in tablet weaving and see if you'll be hooked!

Students will be working on weaving a very simple Oseberg tablet weaving pattern which dates to 834 AD. We will have a limited number of inkle looms to share so you can try a little weaving. If you have an inkle loom, bring it and we can help you warp up for tablet weaving.

Cards, yarn and handout will be provided. More students can join the class if they don't mind sharing looms.

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8 max
Fibre Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Turkish Woven Buttons

Sheika Zehra bint al-RammahPuget Room

Note: this class is scheduled from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM and will not have a break between sessions

Turkish buttons have been used to close garments from the Caucasus Mountains in the 10th century to even adorning the kaftans of Sulayman the Magnificent. Come learn the basic basket weave for these decorative buttons and take one home.

This class is for mature teens and adults able to thread a needle and work individually with some guided instruction.

Note: Hands-on portion of this class will accommodate up to 10 students but all are welcome to observe and ask questions.

Students should bring note taking supplies and scissors.

Cost: Donations to help defray cost of supplies are welcome but not required.

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10 max
Costume Arts, Hands-on

Turkish Woven Buttons - continued

Sheika Zahra bint al-Rammah, Argent Scroll Herald, Kingdom of An TirPuget Room

Note: this class is scheduled from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM and will not have a break between sessions

Turkish buttons have been used to close garments from the Caucasus Mountains in the 10th century to even adorning the kaftans of Sulayman the Magnificent. Come learn the basic basket weave for these decorative buttons and take one home.

This class is for mature teens and adults able to thread a needle and work individually with some guided instruction.

Note: Hands-on portion of this class will accommodate up to 10 students but all are welcome to observe and ask questions.

Students should bring note taking supplies and scissors.

Cost: Donations to help defray cost of supplies are welcome but not required.

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Costume Arts, Hands-on

Metal: Viking Era Silver Knot Ring (part 1 of 2)

HL Ha'kon Thorgeirsson von EignersfjordRainier Room A

Note: this class is scheduled from 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM and will not have a break between sessions

Students will hear a brief history of the knot ring from the early Roman era through the Viking age. Then each student will use Fine Silver wire, an anvil and a hammer to recreate the ring.

Class size limit is 15. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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15 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Metal: Viking Era Silver Knot Ring (part 2 of 2)

HL Ha'kon Thorgeirsson von EignersfjordRainier Room A

Note: this class is scheduled from 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM and will not have a break between sessions

Students will hear a brief history of the knot ring from the early Roman era through the Viking age. Then each student will use Fine Silver wire, an anvil and a hammer to recreate the ring.

Class size limit is 15. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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15 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Metal: Norse Wire Weaving (part 1 of 2)

HL Rosamond WinderRainier Room B

Note: this class is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM and will not have a break between sessions

Students will learn basic Norse Wire Weaving. They will make a bracelet in class.

Students should bring wire cutters and chain nose pliers if they have them. There will be some pliers available in class.

Cost of materials: $20.

Class size limit is 8. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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8 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Metal: Norse Wire Weaving (part 2 of 2)

HL Rosamond WinderRainier Room B

Note: this class is scheduled from 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM and will not have a break between sessions

Students will learn basic Norse Wire Weaving. They will make a bracelet in class.

Students should bring wire cutters and chain nose pliers if they have them. There will be some pliers available in class.

Cost of materials: $20.

Class size limit is 8. Due to space constraints there will not be room for an audience. Please email Master Arion Wanderer (wm.david.peters@gmail.com) to sign up for this class in advance.

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8 max
Fabricating & Tool Arts, Hands-on, Registration Advised

Leather: Protect your Relics (and your tools!): Laminated Leather Cases (Etui) of the 14th-16th centuries

HL Rotrude HalfblindRainier Room B

This remarkable accessory of the late medieval/renaissance era had many shapes, sizes, and uses throughout. Join me on my journey to make one to hide my modern cell phone, and my many forays beyond! This class will be in a lecture/cooking show style, with lots of pictures and a few hands-on examples.

Cost: none

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20 max
Demonstration, Fabricating & Tool Arts

Office 365 for Officers

HL Alicia du Bois & Magistra Julia, OL, OPState Room

Microsoft Office 365 (O365) is the official method of electronic communication in the Kingdom of An Tir. This provides continuity for each office as the Officers behind those offices change and allows for efficient dissemination of information throughout our Kingdom. All Kingdom and branch officers have an email address for their office and are expected to check their email regularly and to use it for office-related communication.

Lady Alicia du Bois will lead a demonstration of how to log into Office 365, access and set up features such as email and OneDrive -- our official document repository. She will also talk about account usage best practices and officer transitions.

Magistra Julia will discuss how Kingdom and Branch Officers can leverage tools that are available within Office 365 to help your Office and/or Branch run smoothly!

Student Requirements: Students are welcome to bring their laptops and/or mobile devices but there will not be time during class to troubleshoot issues. There will be an IT Helpdesk session directly following this class where issues may be addressed.

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Event Administration, Lecture

Event Bids and Critical Milestones: deadlines and details, oh my!

HL Gera GangolffinState Room

Event stewarding should be fun! We have tools to help you with organization and planning. Learn how to: Put together a solid event bid. Navigate Kingdom calendar, social media, and Crier processes. Plan for and meet critical milestones. Communicate effectively with the populace, the Seneschalate, and the Crown. This class will focus on Kingdom events, as the requirements are a bit more strict, but most processes apply to branch event management as well.

This lecture discussion is open for anyone wishing to come listen, take notes, and ask questions.

Students are encouraged to bring note taking implements as well as a laptop or mobile device. A resource handout will be available until copies are gone.

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Event Administration, Lecture

Experimental cooking - mini play date

Master Eduardo Francesco Maria Lucrezia, OLSuite 182

Join Eduardo for hands on attempts of Egg cooking techniques addressed in his Saturday class. Feel free to bring your own pipkins and/or braziers to experiment with other cooking techniques and ingredients. For example, Eleanor will have a selection of medieval veggies to play with, and Berra will have examples of her research in Goa cooking.

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Archaeological Resources, Hands-on

Viking Ship Construction: the Havhingsten fra Glendalough

Alanus of Bunghea, OL & Jorunn Steinabrjotr, OLSuite 182

In 2004 Alauns and Jorunn travelled to Denmark to witness the launch of the Havhingsten a 109' long Viking warship. It was the longest Viking Age ship re-construction up to that date. The original ship was built of Oak from the hills near Glendalough Ireland in a Norse shipyard in about 1020-1030 AD. It was filled with rock and scuttled in Roskilde Fjord to block an invasion fleet from Norway headed for the Danish capital.

Soren Thirslund, one of the Viking Ship Museum consultants from research on Viking Navigation, introduced Alauns and Jorunn to shipwrights for the Havhingsten re-construction who explained the history, construction and re-construction of the ship. They were given full access to the shipyard at Roskilde, the historic museum boat reconstructions and the Danish Maritime Museum in Helsingr Denmark. They visited the Viking outdoor museum at Ribe Denmark for small boat construction, the Bygdøy Norwegian Ship museum, historic boats at the Swedish National Historical museum in Stockholm and returned to Roskilde in time for the launch of the Havhingsten on Labor Day weekend 2004. They met the Havhingsten in Dublin in 2007 and again at the Roskilde Ship Museum in 2009. We fondly refer to the Havhingsten as 'Our Favorite Rowboat'.

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Archaeological Resources, Lecture