2018 Classes By Time

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Saturday by Time

: Plaids and Symmetrical Designs
Description:

Using Plaids and Symmetrical Designs in making garb

Class Format:
Class Level:

9-9:30

Area 1 : Constructing a 16th Century Hat
Description:

The materials and techniques for making a 16th century tall hat will be discussed. Step by step construction of hat will be demonstrated so that the inner structure of the hat is no longer a mystery. The class will be lecture style but the students will leave with the ability to construct a hat on their own.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Intermediate
Stage : Grocery Dancing
Description:

Instead of shopping for food at the market, come dance our shopping list! Dances will include: Gathering Peascods, Oranges & Lemons, Juice of Barley, Chestnut, and Jenny Pluck Pears.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 2 : Looking fancy without the bling Anglo-Saxon style
Description:

How to use visual texture to create a richer Anglo-Saxon appearance when you are short on funds and jewelry.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 9 : Of Herbs and Gardens
Description:

What is an herb garden? What is an herb, for that matter? Explore the origins of the herb garden in Europe and consider the possibilities for your own interpretation. Note: This is not a "how to" class.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 4 : The Roll of Arms
Description:

Have you heard about the Northshield Roll of Arms but don’t know what is?

this is your chance to learn about period Rolls of Arms, the Northshield project, and how you fit into the picture. Learn everything from the conception of the project to how and when to can view to to how you can contribute to it. 

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Area 10 : Exchequer 101 - So you want to be an Exchequer
Description:

This is an overview class recommend for anyone who has been recently warranted as an exchequer or emergency deputy exchequer. Anyone who would like to learn more about being an exchequer is also encouraged to attend.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 5 : Developing Your Period Eye as a Scribe
Description:

How can you give your scrolls a more period look? By looking at numerous side-by-side examples, we will cover materials, script choice, layout, proportions, color, and outlining.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Intermediate
Outside : Easy Camp Cooking
Description:

Easy Camp Cooking - Intimidated by the thought of cooking while camping
at SCA events? This is the class for you. It is a gentle introduction to
thinking about how to feed yourself and others while spending the
weekend away from home.

Part 1. Questions to consider and basic aspects
of feeding yourself and others without a kitchen (overview and discussion, ~1 h).

Part 2. Hands on - we'll work as a group to prepare some tasty food (~1-2 h). People are welcome to show up and leave throughout the class as their schedules allow. Come see the show

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 6 : How to Teach - A class, Part I
Description:

Sure, you know how to do a thing, and you love talking about it. In this class, we discuss how to be better at teaching the skills you have learned. We cover learning styles, focus, teaching tricks, and some of the pitfalls that teachers often run up against. This class is for anyone, from those who have never taught a class and are thinking of to those who want to find ways to improve on their skills as a teacher.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Advanced Research Using Academic and Primary Resources
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

 

Go beyond Google with a librarian happy to help you understand efficacious investigation. Learn how to find physical and teaching collections, how to communicate with special collections and archives, how to use primary sources and secondary sources like a super user, and new tools to track and organize research. This class will discuss common sources for SCA research, and will perhaps include general advice for tracking textiles, recipe redactions, understanding period illustrations, and, above all, the dangers of applying modern sensibilities to period research. This session will encourage sharing and ideas, and will be scaled to the knowledge of the room. Even if you are strong in research, come and learn and share!

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Area 7 : The Misuse of Medievalism, pt 1: Racism and Modern Medievalism
Description:

This class aims to address the emergence of racism and white supremacism by exploring its use of medievalism. This is intended as a response to issues like Trimgate and the issue around the King of Trimaris at Pennsic. The point of the class is not to point fingers but to explore the historical errors involved and give people some ability to challenge medievalizing racism if they encounter it. The focus of this class would be a discuss of the presence of non-white people in medieval Europe and why traditional narratives about the Middle Ages leave them out.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Hot Soup for a Hot Bed
Description:

Join one of Northshield's premier Courtesans in a discussion about the common every day aphrodisiacs to put a hop in your step, and a blaze in your braes. We will overview food and drink as sexual medicine in 600-1600 Europe. Class concerns sexual subjects and possible food allergens (dairy, tree nuts, meat).

 

Note: This class is adult themed and of a sexual nature- with cooking!~

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 8 : Katana cleaning, care, display
Description:

Come learn the care, tools as well proper display of the katana.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
20
Cancelled : Introduction to Handspinning on a Drop Spindle
Description:

Very brief overview of handspinning tools past and present followed by experiential learning session for rest of class. Beginners will learn to create a leader and add roving, and then engage in hands-on practice at spinning wool with a bottom whorl drop spindle.

Each student will be given a bottom whorl drop spindle and some wool roving to use in class and take home.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
7
Class Fee:
None

9:30-10

Area 1 : Constructing a 16th Century Hat
Description:

The materials and techniques for making a 16th century tall hat will be discussed. Step by step construction of hat will be demonstrated so that the inner structure of the hat is no longer a mystery. The class will be lecture style but the students will leave with the ability to construct a hat on their own.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Intermediate
Stage : Grocery Dancing
Description:

Instead of shopping for food at the market, come dance our shopping list! Dances will include: Gathering Peascods, Oranges & Lemons, Juice of Barley, Chestnut, and Jenny Pluck Pears.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 2 : Looking fancy without the bling Anglo-Saxon style
Description:

How to use visual texture to create a richer Anglo-Saxon appearance when you are short on funds and jewelry.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 9 : Of Herbs and Gardens
Description:

What is an herb garden? What is an herb, for that matter? Explore the origins of the herb garden in Europe and consider the possibilities for your own interpretation. Note: This is not a "how to" class.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 4 : The Roll of Arms
Description:

Have you heard about the Northshield Roll of Arms but don’t know what is?

this is your chance to learn about period Rolls of Arms, the Northshield project, and how you fit into the picture. Learn everything from the conception of the project to how and when to can view to to how you can contribute to it. 

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Area 10 : Exchequer 101 - So you want to be an Exchequer
Description:

This is an overview class recommend for anyone who has been recently warranted as an exchequer or emergency deputy exchequer. Anyone who would like to learn more about being an exchequer is also encouraged to attend.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 5 : Developing Your Period Eye as a Scribe
Description:

How can you give your scrolls a more period look? By looking at numerous side-by-side examples, we will cover materials, script choice, layout, proportions, color, and outlining.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Intermediate
Outside : Easy Camp Cooking
Description:

Easy Camp Cooking - Intimidated by the thought of cooking while camping
at SCA events? This is the class for you. It is a gentle introduction to
thinking about how to feed yourself and others while spending the
weekend away from home.

Part 1. Questions to consider and basic aspects
of feeding yourself and others without a kitchen (overview and discussion, ~1 h).

Part 2. Hands on - we'll work as a group to prepare some tasty food (~1-2 h). People are welcome to show up and leave throughout the class as their schedules allow. Come see the show

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 6 : How to Teach - A class, Part I
Description:

Sure, you know how to do a thing, and you love talking about it. In this class, we discuss how to be better at teaching the skills you have learned. We cover learning styles, focus, teaching tricks, and some of the pitfalls that teachers often run up against. This class is for anyone, from those who have never taught a class and are thinking of to those who want to find ways to improve on their skills as a teacher.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Advanced Research Using Academic and Primary Resources
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

 

Go beyond Google with a librarian happy to help you understand efficacious investigation. Learn how to find physical and teaching collections, how to communicate with special collections and archives, how to use primary sources and secondary sources like a super user, and new tools to track and organize research. This class will discuss common sources for SCA research, and will perhaps include general advice for tracking textiles, recipe redactions, understanding period illustrations, and, above all, the dangers of applying modern sensibilities to period research. This session will encourage sharing and ideas, and will be scaled to the knowledge of the room. Even if you are strong in research, come and learn and share!

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Area 7 : The Misuse of Medievalism, pt 1: Racism and Modern Medievalism
Description:

This class aims to address the emergence of racism and white supremacism by exploring its use of medievalism. This is intended as a response to issues like Trimgate and the issue around the King of Trimaris at Pennsic. The point of the class is not to point fingers but to explore the historical errors involved and give people some ability to challenge medievalizing racism if they encounter it. The focus of this class would be a discuss of the presence of non-white people in medieval Europe and why traditional narratives about the Middle Ages leave them out.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Hot Soup for a Hot Bed
Description:

Join one of Northshield's premier Courtesans in a discussion about the common every day aphrodisiacs to put a hop in your step, and a blaze in your braes. We will overview food and drink as sexual medicine in 600-1600 Europe. Class concerns sexual subjects and possible food allergens (dairy, tree nuts, meat).

 

Note: This class is adult themed and of a sexual nature- with cooking!~

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 8 : Katana cleaning, care, display
Description:

Come learn the care, tools as well proper display of the katana.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
20
Cancelled : Introduction to Handspinning on a Drop Spindle
Description:

Very brief overview of handspinning tools past and present followed by experiential learning session for rest of class. Beginners will learn to create a leader and add roving, and then engage in hands-on practice at spinning wool with a bottom whorl drop spindle.

Each student will be given a bottom whorl drop spindle and some wool roving to use in class and take home.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
7
Class Fee:
None

10-10:30

Area 1 : Constructing a 16th Century Hat
Description:

The materials and techniques for making a 16th century tall hat will be discussed. Step by step construction of hat will be demonstrated so that the inner structure of the hat is no longer a mystery. The class will be lecture style but the students will leave with the ability to construct a hat on their own.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Intermediate
Area 8 : Building Boffer Weapons
Description:

How to build boffer weapons for Youth Armored Combat or adult training purposes. Will cover requirements and walk through the process. Attendees will make their own weapons. Will also include information about shields and armor, though attendees will not build these.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
16, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 2 : Make & Take basic tunic
Description:

A tunic is an amazing and versatile garment. From cotton and linens, to wool and silks, tunics are a great and easy garment perfect for many cultures, camp to battlefield (or tent to privy ) kitchens to court. And, frankly, you just can't ever have to many good tunics. Even to loan to a friend. (Okay, okay...maybe not *your really favorite one*)
Learn how to use your measurements to make your own tunics. We will cover & draft a basic pattern, along with a few variations/options. Materials provided, along with a copy of written instructions to keep. 
I will have limited sewing machines, so we will have to share, but I expect we can get a whole lot done, and every one will either have a new completed, or nearly completed tunic to take home!

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Stage : Grocery Dancing
Description:

Instead of shopping for food at the market, come dance our shopping list! Dances will include: Gathering Peascods, Oranges & Lemons, Juice of Barley, Chestnut, and Jenny Pluck Pears.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 3 : Stem, Split, and Chain Stitches for the Viking Age and Beyond
Description:

These are the three basic stitches that make up the core of extant Viking Age embroidery, but they're the foundation for a huge swath of SCA-period needlework as well.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
donation for materials welcome
Area 9 : Of Herbs and Gardens
Description:

What is an herb garden? What is an herb, for that matter? Explore the origins of the herb garden in Europe and consider the possibilities for your own interpretation. Note: This is not a "how to" class.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 4 : Demystifying offices - Officers roles and responsibilities
Description:

What does it take to be an officer? How much of my te (and sanity) will I have to give up. This class will discuss Greater versus Lesser offices, Kingdom versus local offices. How much expierence is needed and what happens when you take a position.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 10 : Exchequer 101 - So you want to be an Exchequer
Description:

This is an overview class recommend for anyone who has been recently warranted as an exchequer or emergency deputy exchequer. Anyone who would like to learn more about being an exchequer is also encouraged to attend.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 5 : Beginning Illumination
Description:

Don't know how to get started? Know how to paint modernly and want to know the difference? Never picked up a paint brush in your life? This is the class for you! Learn all the basics to get started with SCA Illumination and get your hands dirty trying it.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10
Class Fee:
$3 donation for handout and materials requested
Outside : Easy Camp Cooking
Description:

Easy Camp Cooking - Intimidated by the thought of cooking while camping
at SCA events? This is the class for you. It is a gentle introduction to
thinking about how to feed yourself and others while spending the
weekend away from home.

Part 1. Questions to consider and basic aspects
of feeding yourself and others without a kitchen (overview and discussion, ~1 h).

Part 2. Hands on - we'll work as a group to prepare some tasty food (~1-2 h). People are welcome to show up and leave throughout the class as their schedules allow. Come see the show

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 6 : How to Teach - A class, Part II
Description:

Already taken Part I of this class? Come and learn some of the more nuanced teaching skills. We will be looking at how to adapt your teaching to any skill level, how to tell when your teaching is being effective, and how to use your language to improve your teaching, as well as many other topics.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Intermediate
Cancelled : Hot Soup for a Hot Bed
Description:

Join one of Northshield's premier Courtesans in a discussion about the common every day aphrodisiacs to put a hop in your step, and a blaze in your braes. We will overview food and drink as sexual medicine in 600-1600 Europe. Class concerns sexual subjects and possible food allergens (dairy, tree nuts, meat).

 

Note: This class is adult themed and of a sexual nature- with cooking!~

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 7 : The Misuse of Medievalism, pt 2: The Vikings and Modern Racism
Description:

This class aims to address the emergence of racism and white supremacism by exploring its use of medievalism. This is intended as a response to issues like Trimgate and the issue around the King of Trimaris at Pennsic. The point of the class is not to point fingers but to explore the historical errors involved and give people some ability to challenge medievalizing racism if they encounter it. The focus of this class would be a look at the Vikings, one of the most popular topics for modern white supremacists

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Learn to weave on the Oseberg Loom
Description:

Learn how to weave on the Oseberg Loom that was found.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
3
Class Fee:
$5

10:30-11

Area 1 : Making A Simple Smokkr (Norse Apron Dress) - A Hedeby Reinterpretation
Description:

This class will focus on a reinterpretation of the Haithabu smokkr ("apron dress") based on the research of THL Emer ingen ui Aidan. THL Emer's reinterpretation matches many of the dress profiles we see in Norse art. This very easy pattern has three seams, gores built in, and a few little pieces of scrap left over. And to get that; you only make one cut. I bet I have your attention now. If you'd like to start making a smokkr, please bring 2 yards of cheap non-stretch fabric, unless you're feeling brave (a twin bed sheet also works), a scissors, measuring tape, fabric marker, and pins. (Optional: needle and thread). If you would just like to make a pattern, please bring a measuring tape (they're like a $1). No sewing experience is necessary. There is no class fee. There will be handouts and worksheets available. And free witty banter. How can you pass up free witty banter, I mean seriously?

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
20
Area 8 : Building Boffer Weapons
Description:

How to build boffer weapons for Youth Armored Combat or adult training purposes. Will cover requirements and walk through the process. Attendees will make their own weapons. Will also include information about shields and armor, though attendees will not build these.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
16, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 2 : Make & Take basic tunic
Description:

A tunic is an amazing and versatile garment. From cotton and linens, to wool and silks, tunics are a great and easy garment perfect for many cultures, camp to battlefield (or tent to privy ) kitchens to court. And, frankly, you just can't ever have to many good tunics. Even to loan to a friend. (Okay, okay...maybe not *your really favorite one*)
Learn how to use your measurements to make your own tunics. We will cover & draft a basic pattern, along with a few variations/options. Materials provided, along with a copy of written instructions to keep. 
I will have limited sewing machines, so we will have to share, but I expect we can get a whole lot done, and every one will either have a new completed, or nearly completed tunic to take home!

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Stage : Vocal Care for Heralds and Bards
Description:

Just like fighters should stretch and warm up before practice or a tournament, heralds and bards should care for their voice. Tips for vocal care prior, during, and after a big vocal presentation. Specifically aimed vocal at warm-ups, self care, and how the voice works.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 3 : Stem, Split, and Chain Stitches for the Viking Age and Beyond
Description:

These are the three basic stitches that make up the core of extant Viking Age embroidery, but they're the foundation for a huge swath of SCA-period needlework as well.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
donation for materials welcome
Area 9 : Of Herbs and Gardens
Description:

What is an herb garden? What is an herb, for that matter? Explore the origins of the herb garden in Europe and consider the possibilities for your own interpretation. Note: This is not a "how to" class.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 4 : Demystifying offices - Officers roles and responsibilities
Description:

What does it take to be an officer? How much of my te (and sanity) will I have to give up. This class will discuss Greater versus Lesser offices, Kingdom versus local offices. How much expierence is needed and what happens when you take a position.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 10 : Exchequer 101 - So you want to be an Exchequer
Description:

This is an overview class recommend for anyone who has been recently warranted as an exchequer or emergency deputy exchequer. Anyone who would like to learn more about being an exchequer is also encouraged to attend.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 5 : Beginning Illumination
Description:

Don't know how to get started? Know how to paint modernly and want to know the difference? Never picked up a paint brush in your life? This is the class for you! Learn all the basics to get started with SCA Illumination and get your hands dirty trying it.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10
Class Fee:
$3 donation for handout and materials requested
Outside : Easy Camp Cooking
Description:

Easy Camp Cooking - Intimidated by the thought of cooking while camping
at SCA events? This is the class for you. It is a gentle introduction to
thinking about how to feed yourself and others while spending the
weekend away from home.

Part 1. Questions to consider and basic aspects
of feeding yourself and others without a kitchen (overview and discussion, ~1 h).

Part 2. Hands on - we'll work as a group to prepare some tasty food (~1-2 h). People are welcome to show up and leave throughout the class as their schedules allow. Come see the show

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 6 : How to Teach - A class, Part II
Description:

Already taken Part I of this class? Come and learn some of the more nuanced teaching skills. We will be looking at how to adapt your teaching to any skill level, how to tell when your teaching is being effective, and how to use your language to improve your teaching, as well as many other topics.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Intermediate
Cancelled : Learn to weave on the Oseberg Loom
Description:

Learn how to weave on the Oseberg Loom that was found.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
3
Class Fee:
$5
Area 7 : The Misuse of Medievalism, pt 2: The Vikings and Modern Racism
Description:

This class aims to address the emergence of racism and white supremacism by exploring its use of medievalism. This is intended as a response to issues like Trimgate and the issue around the King of Trimaris at Pennsic. The point of the class is not to point fingers but to explore the historical errors involved and give people some ability to challenge medievalizing racism if they encounter it. The focus of this class would be a look at the Vikings, one of the most popular topics for modern white supremacists

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner

11-11:30

Area 2 : Make & Take basic tunic
Description:

A tunic is an amazing and versatile garment. From cotton and linens, to wool and silks, tunics are a great and easy garment perfect for many cultures, camp to battlefield (or tent to privy ) kitchens to court. And, frankly, you just can't ever have to many good tunics. Even to loan to a friend. (Okay, okay...maybe not *your really favorite one*)
Learn how to use your measurements to make your own tunics. We will cover & draft a basic pattern, along with a few variations/options. Materials provided, along with a copy of written instructions to keep. 
I will have limited sewing machines, so we will have to share, but I expect we can get a whole lot done, and every one will either have a new completed, or nearly completed tunic to take home!

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Stage : Vocal Care for Heralds and Bards
Description:

Just like fighters should stretch and warm up before practice or a tournament, heralds and bards should care for their voice. Tips for vocal care prior, during, and after a big vocal presentation. Specifically aimed vocal at warm-ups, self care, and how the voice works.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Lobby : Hair accessories for a Chinese lady - from Han to Tang
Description:

A short introduction to accessories used for hairdressing and to decorate hair. There will be plenty of examples of different accessories available on site.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
15
Area 9 : Practical Herb Gardening
Description:

Want to grow herbs? Plan for next year's herb garden! Practical advice, tips & tricks for success, focus will be on culinary herbs (many of which were used medicinally in the past).

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 4 : Good Source, Bad Source
Description:

Evaluate sources to determine if they are good or bad, and learn how to tell the difference.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
20
Area 10 : Event Related Practices and Procedures
Description:

This session will cover creating event budgets, gate procedures, cash box counts/deposits procedures, and creating the event financial report.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 5 : Beginning Illumination
Description:

Don't know how to get started? Know how to paint modernly and want to know the difference? Never picked up a paint brush in your life? This is the class for you! Learn all the basics to get started with SCA Illumination and get your hands dirty trying it.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10
Class Fee:
$3 donation for handout and materials requested
Outside : Easy Camp Cooking
Description:

Easy Camp Cooking - Intimidated by the thought of cooking while camping
at SCA events? This is the class for you. It is a gentle introduction to
thinking about how to feed yourself and others while spending the
weekend away from home.

Part 1. Questions to consider and basic aspects
of feeding yourself and others without a kitchen (overview and discussion, ~1 h).

Part 2. Hands on - we'll work as a group to prepare some tasty food (~1-2 h). People are welcome to show up and leave throughout the class as their schedules allow. Come see the show

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 7 : History of Dance in the SCA
Description:

While our Society studies history, we also make our history. After over 50 years of recreating the Middle Ages and Renaissance, expansion from a backyard party to 20 kingdoms around the world, and quite a few fits and starts, let's talk about where it started and what we've done along the way.

Note for Parents:  Children might be bored with this class unless they are very interested in SCA history.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Writer's Block and how to Kill It
Description:

Experiential class with brief discussion re: Writer's Block, followed by in-class exercises to overcome the blocks. Participation is required.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
10
Class Fee:
None
Area 8 : Everything you wanted to know about Hussar armour but were afraid to ask.
Description:

Review of evolution of Hussar armour styles.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Learn to weave on the Oseberg Loom
Description:

Learn how to weave on the Oseberg Loom that was found.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
3
Class Fee:
$5

11:30-12

Area 1 : Making A Simple Smokkr (Norse Apron Dress) - A Hedeby Reinterpretation
Description:

This class will focus on a reinterpretation of the Haithabu smokkr ("apron dress") based on the research of THL Emer ingen ui Aidan. THL Emer's reinterpretation matches many of the dress profiles we see in Norse art. This very easy pattern has three seams, gores built in, and a few little pieces of scrap left over. And to get that; you only make one cut. I bet I have your attention now. If you'd like to start making a smokkr, please bring 2 yards of cheap non-stretch fabric, unless you're feeling brave (a twin bed sheet also works), a scissors, measuring tape, fabric marker, and pins. (Optional: needle and thread). If you would just like to make a pattern, please bring a measuring tape (they're like a $1). No sewing experience is necessary. There is no class fee. There will be handouts and worksheets available. And free witty banter. How can you pass up free witty banter, I mean seriously?

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
20
Area 8 : Everything you wanted to know about Hussar armour but were afraid to ask.
Description:

Review of evolution of Hussar armour styles.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 1 : Patterning Late 15th century French Coifs
Description:

So many coif patterns, so many different outcomes! Why are the ties so long in the Medieval Tailor's Assistant? How can I look like I came from a Robinet Testard illumination? What's the knot on the head for?

NEVER FEAR, we'll go over a number of coif patterns, what works, what doesn't, fabric choices, and how to wear your coif with style and panache. This will be a quick and dirty class that will quickly cover the 4 major patterns available and talk about the pros and cons for each and how to adjust them for your head.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Area 9 : Practical Herb Gardening
Description:

Want to grow herbs? Plan for next year's herb garden! Practical advice, tips & tricks for success, focus will be on culinary herbs (many of which were used medicinally in the past).

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 2 : Make & Take basic tunic
Description:

A tunic is an amazing and versatile garment. From cotton and linens, to wool and silks, tunics are a great and easy garment perfect for many cultures, camp to battlefield (or tent to privy ) kitchens to court. And, frankly, you just can't ever have to many good tunics. Even to loan to a friend. (Okay, okay...maybe not *your really favorite one*)
Learn how to use your measurements to make your own tunics. We will cover & draft a basic pattern, along with a few variations/options. Materials provided, along with a copy of written instructions to keep. 
I will have limited sewing machines, so we will have to share, but I expect we can get a whole lot done, and every one will either have a new completed, or nearly completed tunic to take home!

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 10 : Event Related Practices and Procedures
Description:

This session will cover creating event budgets, gate procedures, cash box counts/deposits procedures, and creating the event financial report.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 4 : Good Source, Bad Source
Description:

Evaluate sources to determine if they are good or bad, and learn how to tell the difference.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
20
Outside : Easy Camp Cooking
Description:

Easy Camp Cooking - Intimidated by the thought of cooking while camping
at SCA events? This is the class for you. It is a gentle introduction to
thinking about how to feed yourself and others while spending the
weekend away from home.

Part 1. Questions to consider and basic aspects
of feeding yourself and others without a kitchen (overview and discussion, ~1 h).

Part 2. Hands on - we'll work as a group to prepare some tasty food (~1-2 h). People are welcome to show up and leave throughout the class as their schedules allow. Come see the show

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 5 : Befriending the Brush
Description:

Otherwise entitled: how I learned to stop worrying and trust my tools.

In this class, we'll take a closer look at painting tools and techniques. In many styles of illumination, it is either not possible or not practical to draw every detail that will be painted. Better understanding how tools and materials work can allow us to panic less and paint more. Note that this class will focus on modern materials (commercially available paper, brushes and gouache) but with the aim of producing an appropriately medieval-looking result.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Writer's Block and how to Kill It
Description:

Experiential class with brief discussion re: Writer's Block, followed by in-class exercises to overcome the blocks. Participation is required.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
10
Class Fee:
None
Area 7 : History of Dance in the SCA
Description:

While our Society studies history, we also make our history. After over 50 years of recreating the Middle Ages and Renaissance, expansion from a backyard party to 20 kingdoms around the world, and quite a few fits and starts, let's talk about where it started and what we've done along the way.

Note for Parents:  Children might be bored with this class unless they are very interested in SCA history.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Learn to weave on the Oseberg Loom
Description:

Learn how to weave on the Oseberg Loom that was found.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
3
Class Fee:
$5

12-12:30

Area 1 : Embellishing Fabric with Stamping and Stenciling
Description:

Learn some of the historical background for stamping and stenciling on fabric and try your hand at it. You will be using paint so an apron or something to coverup with is a good idea. The class fee is $5 and includes the supplies needed to try this yourself You will also get a handout and a stencil to take with you.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
$5
Area 7 : Persona creation - 15th Century Florence
Description:

Welcome to the Republic of Florence, city of art, literature, learning, and trade. We will be covering the time of the Medici, possibly up through Machiavelli.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 2 : Polish Hussar clothing
Description:

Learn the parts of polish clothing and how to make your own.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 8 : Getting Your Hands Dirty: Resources for getting into pottery in the SCA
Description:

Pottery and Ceramics have existed for the entirety of SCA period, in every culture the Period covers. Come see examples from various periods and parts of the world, as well as learn about various resources to get you started down the path of playing in the mud.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 3 : Beginning Naalbinding
Description:

This class will teach you the Oslo stitch and how to join into a round. Maybe more, time allowing.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
8, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 8 : How To Be A Marshal For Youth Armored Combat
Description:

I will walk though a general overview of what it takes to be a marshal for Youth Armored Combat, present likely scenarios, and answer questions.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Lobby : Hair accessories for a Chinese lady - from Han to Tang
Description:

A short introduction to accessories used for hairdressing and to decorate hair. There will be plenty of examples of different accessories available on site.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
15
Area 10 : Non-Member Registration (NMR)
Description:

All about the Non-Member Registration (previously known as the non-member surcharge).

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 4 : Autocratting 101
Description:

Going through the bid process and what you need to do to autocrat an event.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 10 : Working with the Media
Description:

Round table on how to work with the press, how to report media contact and how use the media to publicize your event.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 4 : Brewers' Round Table
Description:

Come discuss and sample period beverages with other like minded people. Bring your quandaries and stories to enlighten and entertain each other. Over 21 only

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Writer's Block and how to Kill It
Description:

Experiential class with brief discussion re: Writer's Block, followed by in-class exercises to overcome the blocks. Participation is required.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
10
Class Fee:
None
Area 5 : Befriending the Brush
Description:

Otherwise entitled: how I learned to stop worrying and trust my tools.

In this class, we'll take a closer look at painting tools and techniques. In many styles of illumination, it is either not possible or not practical to draw every detail that will be painted. Better understanding how tools and materials work can allow us to panic less and paint more. Note that this class will focus on modern materials (commercially available paper, brushes and gouache) but with the aim of producing an appropriately medieval-looking result.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner

12:30-1

Area 1 : Embellishing Fabric with Stamping and Stenciling
Description:

Learn some of the historical background for stamping and stenciling on fabric and try your hand at it. You will be using paint so an apron or something to coverup with is a good idea. The class fee is $5 and includes the supplies needed to try this yourself You will also get a handout and a stencil to take with you.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
$5
Area 4 : Brewers' Round Table
Description:

Come discuss and sample period beverages with other like minded people. Bring your quandaries and stories to enlighten and entertain each other. Over 21 only

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 2 : Polish Hussar clothing
Description:

Learn the parts of polish clothing and how to make your own.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 5 : Intro to European Art History for the Scribe
Description:

A brief introduction to European art history from the perspective of an SCA scribe. From ancient Greece and Rome, through the medieval period to the Renaissance, we’ll put scribal sources in the context of the major art movements of the time.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 3 : Beginning Naalbinding
Description:

This class will teach you the Oslo stitch and how to join into a round. Maybe more, time allowing.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
8, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 8 : Getting Your Hands Dirty: Resources for getting into pottery in the SCA
Description:

Pottery and Ceramics have existed for the entirety of SCA period, in every culture the Period covers. Come see examples from various periods and parts of the world, as well as learn about various resources to get you started down the path of playing in the mud.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Lobby : The short history of rouge
Description:

Rouge has been one of the oldest and most popular cosmetics in human history. The lecture covering different types of rouge will be accompanied by an extensive display of historic rouges (which can be sampled).

Attention! Scented products present.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : The Transformative Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

Homosexuality, and other variant sexualities, have existed since humans enjoyed sex. That is to say, since forever. Much has already been discussed about homosexual, bisexual, and gender nonconforming individuals in history and the evidence for those. This class will instead be about the stories, myths, and symbols of homo- and alternate gender and sexualities throughout history and across cultures. We will talk about the love of the cut sleeve, St. Sebastian, and the relative importance of fruit in stories and art, among others. This will be a lecture with vibrant discussion, and, of course, we'll be talking about sexy things.

Content Notice for Parents: This class will cover mature content, including erotic images intended in period to titillate.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Intermediate
Area 4 : Autocratting 101
Description:

Going through the bid process and what you need to do to autocrat an event.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner

1-1:30

Area 1 : Embellishing Fabric with Stamping and Stenciling
Description:

Learn some of the historical background for stamping and stenciling on fabric and try your hand at it. You will be using paint so an apron or something to coverup with is a good idea. The class fee is $5 and includes the supplies needed to try this yourself You will also get a handout and a stencil to take with you.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
$5
Stage : Let's Take a Deeper Look into Playford
Description:

An examination of the first two editions of Playford's Dancing Master, with particular emphasis on musical elements and dance steps. We'll discuss how this information can help us create our own period-style English Country Dances. Handouts available.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Intermediate
Area 2 : How to fit a cotte
Description:

I will be fitting a 14th century women's cotte (also known as a cothardie or gothic fitted dress) on a model in class. i will walk through the steps, offer tips and suggestions for various body shapes and styles.

Class Handout: http://www.labellerobemedieval.online/patterning-the-garments/

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
6
Area 9 : Service for All Ages
Description:

This is a discussion class for service for kids of all ages.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 3 : Beginning Naalbinding
Description:

This class will teach you the Oslo stitch and how to join into a round. Maybe more, time allowing.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
8, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 10 : Exchequer Forms and Reports
Description:

We will discuss how to fill out many of the exchequer forms including forms for cash reimbursements, deposit records, transfer of funds, and how to use the electronic ledger. The second half of the session will cover how to fill out the quarterly and domesday reports.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Lobby : The short history of rouge
Description:

Rouge has been one of the oldest and most popular cosmetics in human history. The lecture covering different types of rouge will be accompanied by an extensive display of historic rouges (which can be sampled).

Attention! Scented products present.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Outside : Leather working
Description:

a replacement for the cancelled leather working class

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Area 4 : Brewers' Round Table
Description:

Come discuss and sample period beverages with other like minded people. Bring your quandaries and stories to enlighten and entertain each other. Over 21 only

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Hallway : Laurel Meeting
Description:

Laurel Meeting in the Royalty Space

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Area 4 : Recommendation for Awards - Discussion
Description:

Have you wondered how to write an award recommendation? Curious on how to decide who to recommend for an award? What constitutes award recommendation and what do the Royals look for in recommendations? Do you think thete are too many awards given? Maybe you question why some people get an award versus others. This is a roundtable discussion on awards and information surrounding awards.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Embossing and Tooling Leather
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

You will learn how to make a design using an embossing technique that leads to a final product that is similar to what we currently believe was being done on leather throughout our SCA time period. This technique will not involve cutting, so people as young as 12 are welcome. Class will include a lecture, demonstration, and hands-on individual work with a provided design. Class fee includes a tool that the participants will be able to take home afterwards. Participants will likely have to work for an hour or more on the ground. The process involves banging and pressure that most regular tables cannot withstand.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
$15
Area 5 : Intro to European Art History for the Scribe
Description:

A brief introduction to European art history from the perspective of an SCA scribe. From ancient Greece and Rome, through the medieval period to the Renaissance, we’ll put scribal sources in the context of the major art movements of the time.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Finding Your Viking-Age Norse Voice: Recreating An Oral Tradition
Description:

1st half: Lecture/discussion about what "voice" is and why it's important to original work in a period style; oral tradition as an academic field; study and research, and helpful hints.

2nd half: Experiential activities including creating kennings, reading aloud for features, comparing translations, and more. Will include in-class writing and sharing of work.

 

As at least half of this class will consist of writing, sharing work, and reading aloud, all participants will be willing to participate. No spectators.

Paper and writing utensils will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
7
Class Fee:
None
Area 8 : Getting Started With Handtool Wood Working
Description:

A Lecture on how to get started working with a small document-able handtool kit on a budget of both time and money. Topics to be discussed are tools and a series of projects that can be made that are useful and will build skills.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
24, Additional Auditors Welcome
Cancelled : The Transformative Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

Homosexuality, and other variant sexualities, have existed since humans enjoyed sex. That is to say, since forever. Much has already been discussed about homosexual, bisexual, and gender nonconforming individuals in history and the evidence for those. This class will instead be about the stories, myths, and symbols of homo- and alternate gender and sexualities throughout history and across cultures. We will talk about the love of the cut sleeve, St. Sebastian, and the relative importance of fruit in stories and art, among others. This will be a lecture with vibrant discussion, and, of course, we'll be talking about sexy things.

Content Notice for Parents: This class will cover mature content, including erotic images intended in period to titillate.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Intermediate
Kitchen : To Brine or not to Brine
Description:

A class in the kitchen learning how to brine various kinds of meats.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
12

1:30-2

Area 1 : Embellishing Fabric with Stamping and Stenciling
Description:

Learn some of the historical background for stamping and stenciling on fabric and try your hand at it. You will be using paint so an apron or something to coverup with is a good idea. The class fee is $5 and includes the supplies needed to try this yourself You will also get a handout and a stencil to take with you.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
$5
Stage : Let's Take a Deeper Look into Playford
Description:

An examination of the first two editions of Playford's Dancing Master, with particular emphasis on musical elements and dance steps. We'll discuss how this information can help us create our own period-style English Country Dances. Handouts available.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Intermediate
Area 2 : How to fit a cotte
Description:

I will be fitting a 14th century women's cotte (also known as a cothardie or gothic fitted dress) on a model in class. i will walk through the steps, offer tips and suggestions for various body shapes and styles.

Class Handout: http://www.labellerobemedieval.online/patterning-the-garments/

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
6
Area 9 : Service for All Ages
Description:

This is a discussion class for service for kids of all ages.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 3 : Beginning Naalbinding
Description:

This class will teach you the Oslo stitch and how to join into a round. Maybe more, time allowing.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
8, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 10 : Exchequer Forms and Reports
Description:

We will discuss how to fill out many of the exchequer forms including forms for cash reimbursements, deposit records, transfer of funds, and how to use the electronic ledger. The second half of the session will cover how to fill out the quarterly and domesday reports.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Lobby : The short history of rouge
Description:

Rouge has been one of the oldest and most popular cosmetics in human history. The lecture covering different types of rouge will be accompanied by an extensive display of historic rouges (which can be sampled).

Attention! Scented products present.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Outside : Leather working
Description:

a replacement for the cancelled leather working class

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Area 4 : Brewers' Round Table
Description:

Come discuss and sample period beverages with other like minded people. Bring your quandaries and stories to enlighten and entertain each other. Over 21 only

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Hallway : Laurel Meeting
Description:

Laurel Meeting in the Royalty Space

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Area 5 : Personalizing Period Marginalia for SCA Scrolls
Description:

Looking at Marginalia through the ages to get ideas for scrolls and looking at ways scribes have modified marginiala to fit the recipient's persona.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Fee:
None
Cancelled : Finding Your Viking-Age Norse Voice: Recreating An Oral Tradition
Description:

1st half: Lecture/discussion about what "voice" is and why it's important to original work in a period style; oral tradition as an academic field; study and research, and helpful hints.

2nd half: Experiential activities including creating kennings, reading aloud for features, comparing translations, and more. Will include in-class writing and sharing of work.

 

As at least half of this class will consist of writing, sharing work, and reading aloud, all participants will be willing to participate. No spectators.

Paper and writing utensils will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
7
Class Fee:
None
Area 7 : Good King Richard?
Description:

First off, I dont know what happened to the Princes in the Tower and after more than 500 years nobody will ever know. 

The class will be examining the Primary Sources for the Reign of Richard III and the biases of the authors. 
We will also be discussing what changes the discovery of the body has meant in evaluating his reign.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Cancelled : Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Access: A Beginner's Guide to Social Awareness and Activism in the SCA
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

 

When we study history, we know that societies change, and few times have been filled with as much chance as our modern era. The purpose of this class is to discuss how to live and play in the SCA while still being a socially conscious denizen of the modern age, so we can have a Dream of the Past without replicating the biases, cruelties, and assumptions of those ages. This class will be an open forum to discuss some of the concepts that have become some of the SCA's catching points in recent times, including race and racism, gender roles and gender identity, sexual harassment, accessibility issues, hate speech, and general forms of discrimination. It will include a brief primer on some emerging language and suggested behaviours related to race, LGBTQ+ issues (especially related to transgender individuals), and maybe even, if we're nerdy enough, some academic theory on the subjects! We might talk about some historical precedence for these topics, but the main focus is how to navigate modern day issues while playing in the SCA. Please bring your awkward and uncomfortable questions here!

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 8 : Getting Started With Handtool Wood Working
Description:

A Lecture on how to get started working with a small document-able handtool kit on a budget of both time and money. Topics to be discussed are tools and a series of projects that can be made that are useful and will build skills.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
24, Additional Auditors Welcome
Cancelled : Embossing and Tooling Leather
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

You will learn how to make a design using an embossing technique that leads to a final product that is similar to what we currently believe was being done on leather throughout our SCA time period. This technique will not involve cutting, so people as young as 12 are welcome. Class will include a lecture, demonstration, and hands-on individual work with a provided design. Class fee includes a tool that the participants will be able to take home afterwards. Participants will likely have to work for an hour or more on the ground. The process involves banging and pressure that most regular tables cannot withstand.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
$15
Kitchen : To Brine or not to Brine
Description:

A class in the kitchen learning how to brine various kinds of meats.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
12

2-2:30

Area 1 : Decorating a groundcloth with paint and stencils
Description:

Learn how to paint and decorate a groundcloth. Each student will get to make their own small groundcloth (aprox 18"x27"). It will have the background canvas pre-painted so that the students can embellish it with stencils in class.The fee will cover the background and a handout so that you can go home and create bigger and better groundcloths.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
6, Additional Auditors Welcome
Kitchen : Meadmaking with House Ironwood
Description:

Learn how to make mead.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
12
Area 2 : How to fit a cotte
Description:

I will be fitting a 14th century women's cotte (also known as a cothardie or gothic fitted dress) on a model in class. i will walk through the steps, offer tips and suggestions for various body shapes and styles.

Class Handout: http://www.labellerobemedieval.online/patterning-the-garments/

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
6
Area 9 : Extant Fabrics
Description:

Want to learn what period fabric really looked like? Want to see some reproductions? This is the class for you!

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 3 : Advanced Naalbinding
Description:

This will be an advanced naalbinding class so bring a needle and some thread . I will be teaching the history of stitches and the area they are believed to come from and the different ways to construct garments . I will also be showing how different stitches perform .

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Area 10 : Exchequer Forms and Reports
Description:

We will discuss how to fill out many of the exchequer forms including forms for cash reimbursements, deposit records, transfer of funds, and how to use the electronic ledger. The second half of the session will cover how to fill out the quarterly and domesday reports.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Lobby : The perfumery of antiquity
Description:

Come and sample reproduced perfumes, from Bronze Age to late antiquity! A lecture on perfumery basics will be included as well as sampling of extensive collection of historic perfumes.

Attention! Scented products present

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Outside : Leather working
Description:

a replacement for the cancelled leather working class

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Area 5 : Personalizing Period Marginalia for SCA Scrolls
Description:

Looking at Marginalia through the ages to get ideas for scrolls and looking at ways scribes have modified marginiala to fit the recipient's persona.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Fee:
None
Cancelled : Finding Your Viking-Age Norse Voice: Recreating An Oral Tradition
Description:

1st half: Lecture/discussion about what "voice" is and why it's important to original work in a period style; oral tradition as an academic field; study and research, and helpful hints.

2nd half: Experiential activities including creating kennings, reading aloud for features, comparing translations, and more. Will include in-class writing and sharing of work.

 

As at least half of this class will consist of writing, sharing work, and reading aloud, all participants will be willing to participate. No spectators.

Paper and writing utensils will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
7
Class Fee:
None
Area 7 : Good King Richard?
Description:

First off, I dont know what happened to the Princes in the Tower and after more than 500 years nobody will ever know. 

The class will be examining the Primary Sources for the Reign of Richard III and the biases of the authors. 
We will also be discussing what changes the discovery of the body has meant in evaluating his reign.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Cancelled : Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Access: A Beginner's Guide to Social Awareness and Activism in the SCA
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

 

When we study history, we know that societies change, and few times have been filled with as much chance as our modern era. The purpose of this class is to discuss how to live and play in the SCA while still being a socially conscious denizen of the modern age, so we can have a Dream of the Past without replicating the biases, cruelties, and assumptions of those ages. This class will be an open forum to discuss some of the concepts that have become some of the SCA's catching points in recent times, including race and racism, gender roles and gender identity, sexual harassment, accessibility issues, hate speech, and general forms of discrimination. It will include a brief primer on some emerging language and suggested behaviours related to race, LGBTQ+ issues (especially related to transgender individuals), and maybe even, if we're nerdy enough, some academic theory on the subjects! We might talk about some historical precedence for these topics, but the main focus is how to navigate modern day issues while playing in the SCA. Please bring your awkward and uncomfortable questions here!

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 8 : Spoon Carving
Description:

Make a spoon shaped object. Learn basic sloyd carving knife work and how to use a hook knife to carve spoons from green wood. All tools and materials will be provided just bring a willingness to try, not experience needed.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
8
Cancelled : Embossing and Tooling Leather
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

You will learn how to make a design using an embossing technique that leads to a final product that is similar to what we currently believe was being done on leather throughout our SCA time period. This technique will not involve cutting, so people as young as 12 are welcome. Class will include a lecture, demonstration, and hands-on individual work with a provided design. Class fee includes a tool that the participants will be able to take home afterwards. Participants will likely have to work for an hour or more on the ground. The process involves banging and pressure that most regular tables cannot withstand.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
$15

2:30-3

Area 1 : Decorating a groundcloth with paint and stencils
Description:

Learn how to paint and decorate a groundcloth. Each student will get to make their own small groundcloth (aprox 18"x27"). It will have the background canvas pre-painted so that the students can embellish it with stencils in class.The fee will cover the background and a handout so that you can go home and create bigger and better groundcloths.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
6, Additional Auditors Welcome
Stage : The Old Measures: Dances from the Inns of Court
Description:

Come and learn how to dance like a lawyer as Mistress Rosanore presents these dances from Elizabethan England. No experience is necessary. Children 8-10 are welcome with parents. Children 11 and older are welcome unaccompanied.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
26, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
None
Area 2 : From Picture to pattern: Figuring out how to make the thing
Description:

Images are the best way we have of determining what people wore and how. Wearing the items is how we figure out why and how they made the things that they did. Unfortunately, not many patterns have been passed from then to now, and if you are from a niche area, those patterns may have never existed. 

This class will discuss how to get what's in the picture or written pattern on your body by learning basic methods to translate the dream garb to reality. Bring a notebook, an image of something you want to make (digital image is fine if you don't want to kill a tree), and a writing utensil.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Class Limit:
12, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 9 : Extant Fabrics
Description:

Want to learn what period fabric really looked like? Want to see some reproductions? This is the class for you!

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 3 : Advanced Naalbinding
Description:

This will be an advanced naalbinding class so bring a needle and some thread . I will be teaching the history of stitches and the area they are believed to come from and the different ways to construct garments . I will also be showing how different stitches perform .

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Area 10 : Exchequer Forms and Reports
Description:

We will discuss how to fill out many of the exchequer forms including forms for cash reimbursements, deposit records, transfer of funds, and how to use the electronic ledger. The second half of the session will cover how to fill out the quarterly and domesday reports.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Lobby : The perfumery of antiquity
Description:

Come and sample reproduced perfumes, from Bronze Age to late antiquity! A lecture on perfumery basics will be included as well as sampling of extensive collection of historic perfumes.

Attention! Scented products present

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Outside : Leather working
Description:

a replacement for the cancelled leather working class

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Area 5 : Improving your White Work
Description:

Bring your own supplies and learn how to improve your white work.

Bring your paints and brushes and something that needs whitework - can be as simple as some small blocks of color on perg or Bristol - W&N permanent white is my preferred whitework paint. Don't worry if you don't have any. I have enough to share.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
12
Cancelled : Embossing and Tooling Leather
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

You will learn how to make a design using an embossing technique that leads to a final product that is similar to what we currently believe was being done on leather throughout our SCA time period. This technique will not involve cutting, so people as young as 12 are welcome. Class will include a lecture, demonstration, and hands-on individual work with a provided design. Class fee includes a tool that the participants will be able to take home afterwards. Participants will likely have to work for an hour or more on the ground. The process involves banging and pressure that most regular tables cannot withstand.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
$15
Area 7 : The Tacuinum Sanitatis - healthy living in a book
Description:

There are six requirements for good health outlined in the 11th century by al-Mukhar ibn Butlan and made into magnificent illuminated handbooks in the 14th century. We’ll explore these precepts and enjoy the insights outlined in the extant copies of Tacuinum Sanitatis.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Finding Your Viking-Age Norse Voice: Recreating An Oral Tradition
Description:

1st half: Lecture/discussion about what "voice" is and why it's important to original work in a period style; oral tradition as an academic field; study and research, and helpful hints.

2nd half: Experiential activities including creating kennings, reading aloud for features, comparing translations, and more. Will include in-class writing and sharing of work.

 

As at least half of this class will consist of writing, sharing work, and reading aloud, all participants will be willing to participate. No spectators.

Paper and writing utensils will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
7
Class Fee:
None
Area 8 : Spoon Carving
Description:

Make a spoon shaped object. Learn basic sloyd carving knife work and how to use a hook knife to carve spoons from green wood. All tools and materials will be provided just bring a willingness to try, not experience needed.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
8
Cancelled : Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Access: A Beginner's Guide to Social Awareness and Activism in the SCA
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

 

When we study history, we know that societies change, and few times have been filled with as much chance as our modern era. The purpose of this class is to discuss how to live and play in the SCA while still being a socially conscious denizen of the modern age, so we can have a Dream of the Past without replicating the biases, cruelties, and assumptions of those ages. This class will be an open forum to discuss some of the concepts that have become some of the SCA's catching points in recent times, including race and racism, gender roles and gender identity, sexual harassment, accessibility issues, hate speech, and general forms of discrimination. It will include a brief primer on some emerging language and suggested behaviours related to race, LGBTQ+ issues (especially related to transgender individuals), and maybe even, if we're nerdy enough, some academic theory on the subjects! We might talk about some historical precedence for these topics, but the main focus is how to navigate modern day issues while playing in the SCA. Please bring your awkward and uncomfortable questions here!

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Kitchen : Meadmaking with House Ironwood
Description:

Learn how to make mead.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
12

3-3:30

Area 1 : Decorating a groundcloth with paint and stencils
Description:

Learn how to paint and decorate a groundcloth. Each student will get to make their own small groundcloth (aprox 18"x27"). It will have the background canvas pre-painted so that the students can embellish it with stencils in class.The fee will cover the background and a handout so that you can go home and create bigger and better groundcloths.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
6, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 7 : The Tacuinum Sanitatis - healthy living in a book
Description:

There are six requirements for good health outlined in the 11th century by al-Mukhar ibn Butlan and made into magnificent illuminated handbooks in the 14th century. We’ll explore these precepts and enjoy the insights outlined in the extant copies of Tacuinum Sanitatis.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 2 : From Picture to pattern: Figuring out how to make the thing
Description:

Images are the best way we have of determining what people wore and how. Wearing the items is how we figure out why and how they made the things that they did. Unfortunately, not many patterns have been passed from then to now, and if you are from a niche area, those patterns may have never existed. 

This class will discuss how to get what's in the picture or written pattern on your body by learning basic methods to translate the dream garb to reality. Bring a notebook, an image of something you want to make (digital image is fine if you don't want to kill a tree), and a writing utensil.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Class Limit:
12, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 8 : Spoon Carving
Description:

Make a spoon shaped object. Learn basic sloyd carving knife work and how to use a hook knife to carve spoons from green wood. All tools and materials will be provided just bring a willingness to try, not experience needed.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
8
Area 3 : Advanced Naalbinding
Description:

This will be an advanced naalbinding class so bring a needle and some thread . I will be teaching the history of stitches and the area they are believed to come from and the different ways to construct garments . I will also be showing how different stitches perform .

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Kitchen : Meadmaking with House Ironwood
Description:

Learn how to make mead.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
12
Lobby : The perfumery of antiquity
Description:

Come and sample reproduced perfumes, from Bronze Age to late antiquity! A lecture on perfumery basics will be included as well as sampling of extensive collection of historic perfumes.

Attention! Scented products present

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Stage : The Old Measures: Dances from the Inns of Court
Description:

Come and learn how to dance like a lawyer as Mistress Rosanore presents these dances from Elizabethan England. No experience is necessary. Children 8-10 are welcome with parents. Children 11 and older are welcome unaccompanied.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
26, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
None
Area 4 : Enlightening Delights - Research and Documentation for the SCA
Description:

Interested in learning more about a topic, but not sure where to start? Want to enter an A&S Competition, but documentation freaks you out? Come to learn some tricks to make it both rewarding and fun!

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 9 : Extant Fabrics
Description:

Want to learn what period fabric really looked like? Want to see some reproductions? This is the class for you!

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 5 : Improving your White Work
Description:

Bring your own supplies and learn how to improve your white work.

Bring your paints and brushes and something that needs whitework - can be as simple as some small blocks of color on perg or Bristol - W&N permanent white is my preferred whitework paint. Don't worry if you don't have any. I have enough to share.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
12
Area 10 : Just for the Fun of It
Description:

You know you're in the SCA when ... 
SCA Terms of Venery (look it up ... Check out the Book of St. Albans c.1486)
Things you never thought you'd say to your kids before you joined the SCA ...
SCA Urban legends

Let's just get together and share a few laughs. Share things that you only can share with other SCAdians. New and old alike are welcome.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 6 : Service in the SCA
Description:

Discussion class on ways to be of service in the SCA.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner

3:30-4

Area 1 : Decorating a groundcloth with paint and stencils
Description:

Learn how to paint and decorate a groundcloth. Each student will get to make their own small groundcloth (aprox 18"x27"). It will have the background canvas pre-painted so that the students can embellish it with stencils in class.The fee will cover the background and a handout so that you can go home and create bigger and better groundcloths.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
6, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 7 : The Tacuinum Sanitatis - healthy living in a book
Description:

There are six requirements for good health outlined in the 11th century by al-Mukhar ibn Butlan and made into magnificent illuminated handbooks in the 14th century. We’ll explore these precepts and enjoy the insights outlined in the extant copies of Tacuinum Sanitatis.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 2 : From Picture to pattern: Figuring out how to make the thing
Description:

Images are the best way we have of determining what people wore and how. Wearing the items is how we figure out why and how they made the things that they did. Unfortunately, not many patterns have been passed from then to now, and if you are from a niche area, those patterns may have never existed. 

This class will discuss how to get what's in the picture or written pattern on your body by learning basic methods to translate the dream garb to reality. Bring a notebook, an image of something you want to make (digital image is fine if you don't want to kill a tree), and a writing utensil.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Class Limit:
12, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 8 : Spoon Carving
Description:

Make a spoon shaped object. Learn basic sloyd carving knife work and how to use a hook knife to carve spoons from green wood. All tools and materials will be provided just bring a willingness to try, not experience needed.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
8
Area 3 : Advanced Naalbinding
Description:

This will be an advanced naalbinding class so bring a needle and some thread . I will be teaching the history of stitches and the area they are believed to come from and the different ways to construct garments . I will also be showing how different stitches perform .

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Kitchen : Meadmaking with House Ironwood
Description:

Learn how to make mead.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
12
Lobby : The perfumery of antiquity
Description:

Come and sample reproduced perfumes, from Bronze Age to late antiquity! A lecture on perfumery basics will be included as well as sampling of extensive collection of historic perfumes.

Attention! Scented products present

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Stage : The Old Measures: Dances from the Inns of Court
Description:

Come and learn how to dance like a lawyer as Mistress Rosanore presents these dances from Elizabethan England. No experience is necessary. Children 8-10 are welcome with parents. Children 11 and older are welcome unaccompanied.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
26, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
None
Area 4 : Enlightening Delights - Research and Documentation for the SCA
Description:

Interested in learning more about a topic, but not sure where to start? Want to enter an A&S Competition, but documentation freaks you out? Come to learn some tricks to make it both rewarding and fun!

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 9 : Extant Fabrics
Description:

Want to learn what period fabric really looked like? Want to see some reproductions? This is the class for you!

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 5 : Improving your White Work
Description:

Bring your own supplies and learn how to improve your white work.

Bring your paints and brushes and something that needs whitework - can be as simple as some small blocks of color on perg or Bristol - W&N permanent white is my preferred whitework paint. Don't worry if you don't have any. I have enough to share.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
12
Area 10 : Just for the Fun of It
Description:

You know you're in the SCA when ... 
SCA Terms of Venery (look it up ... Check out the Book of St. Albans c.1486)
Things you never thought you'd say to your kids before you joined the SCA ...
SCA Urban legends

Let's just get together and share a few laughs. Share things that you only can share with other SCAdians. New and old alike are welcome.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 6 : Service in the SCA
Description:

Discussion class on ways to be of service in the SCA.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Outside : Incense appreciation class
Description:

As an extension of the class on perfumes of antiquity, we have been offered the amazing opportunity to burn historic incense outdoors. I expect this part of class will start around 3:30 pm. I have 5 different incense cakes ready (from early medieval Byzantium, India and China).

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:

4-4:30

: Populace Town Hall: Arts and Sciences
Description:

Populace Area

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner

4:30-5

: Populace Town Hall: Arts and Sciences
Description:

Populace Area

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner

Sunday by Time

9-9:30

Area 2 : Fitted Cotte Workshop
Description:

This is a 3 hour workshop. We will be fitting womens fitted cottes (also called cothardie or gothic fitted dress) We will be pairing up, one person the first session, and flip for the second session.

You will leave with a cloth pattern taliored to your own shape to use for future garments, and a handout with some tips and tricks

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10
Area 7 : Cretien de Troyes' Erec and Enide: Birth of The Dream?
Description:

Cretien de Troyes' first Arthurian romance, Erec and Enide, written about 1170 has it all--brave noble nights, beautiful courtly ladies, horse chases, sword fights, fancy clothes, diabolical villains, true love, and instruction in noble behavior. Coming at approximately the same time as the great troubadors and the height of the French tourney circuit, it is one of the earliest and perhaps most complete depictions of the emerging high middle ages world of nobility, heraldry, chivalry, and courtly love which arguably is the basis for "the dream". What does it have to say about the life, ideals, and fantasies of the late 12th century nobility upon which we have built our Society?

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 3 : Beginning Bobbin Lace
Description:

Ever wonder how to do that fiddly lace work that sounds like wind chimes? Want learn a craft that is both addicting and challenging? Then come join us.
This class will start at the very basics: teaching the history, terminology, and the stitches used to make a simple braid. 

Kits will be available to use. Otherwise $5 to purchase or donation for materials welcome

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
6, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
Kits will be available to use. Otherwise $5 to purchase or donation for materials welcome
Area 8 : Pewter Casting
Description:

Pewter Casting

Class Format:
Class Level:
Area 4 : A&S Documentation Writing: It's Really Not That Bad!
Description:

Documentation, the one thing keeping many from entering A&S Competitions. But it is actually easier than it seems! HE Maestro Christoforo will cover why we write documentation and how to do it effectively. He has competed and judged in Midrealm and Northshield A&S, as well as running an A&S competition to find his successor as Palatine Baron of the Far West. Format will be lecture with Q&A.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
15, Additional Auditors Welcome
Kitchen : Plant Identification and Use Part I
Description:

Part I of 2 parts. This hour will be spent identifying 9 common plants you may (or may not) know. Information will include some of the traditional uses for each plant. Look for Part 2 taught by Rachel.

Class Format:
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 5 : Drawing People
Description:

Come learn some tips and tricks to improve your drawings of people. Inspired by the Renaissance masters, we’ll go over the basics of human proportions for the body and face, and some practical ways to apply this to your drawing. If time allows, we’ll do some practice with a clothed model (materials provided).

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
None
Stage : The Choral Guild - an Introduction
Description:

Do you love to sing period music? Do you wish you could have a group that you sang with? Join the Jararvellir Choral Guild as we both show the results, and show you how easy it is to start a regular choir group without needing anything more than some music and some friends.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 6 : So You Want to Teach in the SCA...
Description:

Learn about what it takes to teach in the SCA, about writing your class handout and teacher notes, and have the opportunity to ask questions about how to get started.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Insights into Understanding Aiglet Types and Manufacturing Techniques. With a focus on aiglets from the post medieval era.
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

Insights into Understanding Aiglet Types and Manufacturing Techniques. With a focus on aiglets from the post medieval era.
This presentation is based on information from "Aiglets: Medieval, Post Medieval, and Modern".

Covering aiglets from the 9th century to the industrial era, I will be focusing on aiglets from the post medieval era.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner

9:30-10

Area 2 : Fitted Cotte Workshop
Description:

This is a 3 hour workshop. We will be fitting womens fitted cottes (also called cothardie or gothic fitted dress) We will be pairing up, one person the first session, and flip for the second session.

You will leave with a cloth pattern taliored to your own shape to use for future garments, and a handout with some tips and tricks

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10
Area 7 : Cretien de Troyes' Erec and Enide: Birth of The Dream?
Description:

Cretien de Troyes' first Arthurian romance, Erec and Enide, written about 1170 has it all--brave noble nights, beautiful courtly ladies, horse chases, sword fights, fancy clothes, diabolical villains, true love, and instruction in noble behavior. Coming at approximately the same time as the great troubadors and the height of the French tourney circuit, it is one of the earliest and perhaps most complete depictions of the emerging high middle ages world of nobility, heraldry, chivalry, and courtly love which arguably is the basis for "the dream". What does it have to say about the life, ideals, and fantasies of the late 12th century nobility upon which we have built our Society?

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 3 : Beginning Bobbin Lace
Description:

Ever wonder how to do that fiddly lace work that sounds like wind chimes? Want learn a craft that is both addicting and challenging? Then come join us.
This class will start at the very basics: teaching the history, terminology, and the stitches used to make a simple braid. 

Kits will be available to use. Otherwise $5 to purchase or donation for materials welcome

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
6, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
Kits will be available to use. Otherwise $5 to purchase or donation for materials welcome
Area 8 : Pewter Casting
Description:

Pewter Casting

Class Format:
Class Level:
Area 4 : A&S Documentation Writing: It's Really Not That Bad!
Description:

Documentation, the one thing keeping many from entering A&S Competitions. But it is actually easier than it seems! HE Maestro Christoforo will cover why we write documentation and how to do it effectively. He has competed and judged in Midrealm and Northshield A&S, as well as running an A&S competition to find his successor as Palatine Baron of the Far West. Format will be lecture with Q&A.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
15, Additional Auditors Welcome
Kitchen : Plant Identification and Use Part I
Description:

Part I of 2 parts. This hour will be spent identifying 9 common plants you may (or may not) know. Information will include some of the traditional uses for each plant. Look for Part 2 taught by Rachel.

Class Format:
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 5 : Drawing People
Description:

Come learn some tips and tricks to improve your drawings of people. Inspired by the Renaissance masters, we’ll go over the basics of human proportions for the body and face, and some practical ways to apply this to your drawing. If time allows, we’ll do some practice with a clothed model (materials provided).

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
None
Stage : The Choral Guild - an Introduction
Description:

Do you love to sing period music? Do you wish you could have a group that you sang with? Join the Jararvellir Choral Guild as we both show the results, and show you how easy it is to start a regular choir group without needing anything more than some music and some friends.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 6 : So You Want to Teach in the SCA...
Description:

Learn about what it takes to teach in the SCA, about writing your class handout and teacher notes, and have the opportunity to ask questions about how to get started.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Cancelled : Insights into Understanding Aiglet Types and Manufacturing Techniques. With a focus on aiglets from the post medieval era.
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

Insights into Understanding Aiglet Types and Manufacturing Techniques. With a focus on aiglets from the post medieval era.
This presentation is based on information from "Aiglets: Medieval, Post Medieval, and Modern".

Covering aiglets from the 9th century to the industrial era, I will be focusing on aiglets from the post medieval era.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner

10-10:30

Area 2 : Fitted Cotte Workshop
Description:

This is a 3 hour workshop. We will be fitting womens fitted cottes (also called cothardie or gothic fitted dress) We will be pairing up, one person the first session, and flip for the second session.

You will leave with a cloth pattern taliored to your own shape to use for future garments, and a handout with some tips and tricks

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10
Area 8 : Pewter Casting
Description:

Pewter Casting

Class Format:
Class Level:
Area 3 : Intermediate Bobbin Lace
Description:

Have you been bitten by the Lace bug or want to expand your knowledge of working historical lace, well come join the class.

Class will cover review of the basic stitches, hands on with plait lace with and with out picots, sprinkled with more history of lace use and construction
If you dont have a kit, simple kits will be available for use.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
6, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
donation for materials welcome
Kitchen : Plant Identification and Use Part II - Tinctures, Lotions, and Creams
Description:

This beginning level class will lay the foundation for those interested in putting the 'healing powers' of common herbs to work in their daily life. The making of tinctures, lotions, and creams will be a hands on experience. Everyone will take home samples of items made. 

This is part two of two classes on Common herbs. Although part 2 is not limited to those attending part 1, preference will be given to those that attend part 1.
Kathy Belt (Hildagard) is teaching Part 1

Class Format:
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
12, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 4 : Welcome to No-Bros
Description:

A low-key intro to the non-male fighters' support network. Women (cis and trans), nonbinary/genderqueer folks, and agender people who are interested in beginning or already participating in armored combat, rapier, archery, thrown weapons or any other martial activities are invited to come and chat and have a snack.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Stage : Medieval Harmonies for Bardic Purposes
Description:

Or, “How to sing along on the wrong note and make it sound medieval”. If you like to sing in the SCA and attend a lot of bardic circles, you’ve probably wondered how people figure out complex-sounding harmony lines seemingly on-the-fly. Understanding some of the music theory behind harmony is helpful in learning to think harmonically, making your harmonies sound medieval, and perhaps more importantly, making them sound GOOD. There will be some singing in class; feel free not to sing if you don’t feel ready. You’ll leave the class understanding more about what you hear around the bardic circle.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 5 : Drawing Fabric and Patterns: Tips, Tricks, and Practice
Description:

Unravel the mystery of drawing cloth and ribbon!  During this hands-on class, we'll put into practice techniques to train your eyes and hands to give life to drawings and scrolls.  Beginning and advanced artists welcome.  Drawing materials provided.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
20
Cancelled : Insights into Understanding Aiglet Types and Manufacturing Techniques. With a focus on aiglets from the post medieval era.
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

Insights into Understanding Aiglet Types and Manufacturing Techniques. With a focus on aiglets from the post medieval era.
This presentation is based on information from "Aiglets: Medieval, Post Medieval, and Modern".

Covering aiglets from the 9th century to the industrial era, I will be focusing on aiglets from the post medieval era.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 6 : The Best Seat in the House: An Introduction to Retaining
Description:

Looking for a way to serve your Kingdom? Ever wondered what a retainer does? This class will provide an overview of the role of Royal Retainer.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
30

10:30-11

Area 2 : Fitted Cotte Workshop
Description:

This is a 3 hour workshop. We will be fitting womens fitted cottes (also called cothardie or gothic fitted dress) We will be pairing up, one person the first session, and flip for the second session.

You will leave with a cloth pattern taliored to your own shape to use for future garments, and a handout with some tips and tricks

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10
Area 8 : Pewter Casting
Description:

Pewter Casting

Class Format:
Class Level:
Area 3 : Intermediate Bobbin Lace
Description:

Have you been bitten by the Lace bug or want to expand your knowledge of working historical lace, well come join the class.

Class will cover review of the basic stitches, hands on with plait lace with and with out picots, sprinkled with more history of lace use and construction
If you dont have a kit, simple kits will be available for use.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
6, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
donation for materials welcome
Kitchen : Plant Identification and Use Part II - Tinctures, Lotions, and Creams
Description:

This beginning level class will lay the foundation for those interested in putting the 'healing powers' of common herbs to work in their daily life. The making of tinctures, lotions, and creams will be a hands on experience. Everyone will take home samples of items made. 

This is part two of two classes on Common herbs. Although part 2 is not limited to those attending part 1, preference will be given to those that attend part 1.
Kathy Belt (Hildagard) is teaching Part 1

Class Format:
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
12, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 4 : Welcome to No-Bros
Description:

A low-key intro to the non-male fighters' support network. Women (cis and trans), nonbinary/genderqueer folks, and agender people who are interested in beginning or already participating in armored combat, rapier, archery, thrown weapons or any other martial activities are invited to come and chat and have a snack.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Stage : Medieval Harmonies for Bardic Purposes
Description:

Or, “How to sing along on the wrong note and make it sound medieval”. If you like to sing in the SCA and attend a lot of bardic circles, you’ve probably wondered how people figure out complex-sounding harmony lines seemingly on-the-fly. Understanding some of the music theory behind harmony is helpful in learning to think harmonically, making your harmonies sound medieval, and perhaps more importantly, making them sound GOOD. There will be some singing in class; feel free not to sing if you don’t feel ready. You’ll leave the class understanding more about what you hear around the bardic circle.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 5 : Drawing Fabric and Patterns: Tips, Tricks, and Practice
Description:

Unravel the mystery of drawing cloth and ribbon!  During this hands-on class, we'll put into practice techniques to train your eyes and hands to give life to drawings and scrolls.  Beginning and advanced artists welcome.  Drawing materials provided.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
20
Cancelled : Insights into Understanding Aiglet Types and Manufacturing Techniques. With a focus on aiglets from the post medieval era.
Description:

******This class has been Cancelled*******

Insights into Understanding Aiglet Types and Manufacturing Techniques. With a focus on aiglets from the post medieval era.
This presentation is based on information from "Aiglets: Medieval, Post Medieval, and Modern".

Covering aiglets from the 9th century to the industrial era, I will be focusing on aiglets from the post medieval era.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 6 : The Best Seat in the House: An Introduction to Retaining
Description:

Looking for a way to serve your Kingdom? Ever wondered what a retainer does? This class will provide an overview of the role of Royal Retainer.

Class Format:
Lecture
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
30

11-11:30

Area 2 : Fitted Cotte Workshop
Description:

This is a 3 hour workshop. We will be fitting womens fitted cottes (also called cothardie or gothic fitted dress) We will be pairing up, one person the first session, and flip for the second session.

You will leave with a cloth pattern taliored to your own shape to use for future garments, and a handout with some tips and tricks

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10
Area 5 : Drawing Fabric and Patterns: Tips, Tricks, and Practice
Description:

Unravel the mystery of drawing cloth and ribbon!  During this hands-on class, we'll put into practice techniques to train your eyes and hands to give life to drawings and scrolls.  Beginning and advanced artists welcome.  Drawing materials provided.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
20
Area 3 : Intermediate Bobbin Lace
Description:

Have you been bitten by the Lace bug or want to expand your knowledge of working historical lace, well come join the class.

Class will cover review of the basic stitches, hands on with plait lace with and with out picots, sprinkled with more history of lace use and construction
If you dont have a kit, simple kits will be available for use.

Class Format:
Hands-on
Class Level:
Intermediate
Class Limit:
6, Additional Auditors Welcome
Class Fee:
donation for materials welcome
Area 8 : How to Light a Candle: Flint and Steel Fire Lighting
Description:

Come see the contents of a period tinderbox and a demonstration of its use. In this class we will dispel a variety of myths and reveal some exciting and useful materials from these common household tools. Documentation will be available as well as some locally collected flint rocks free of charge.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 4 : Welcome to No-Bros
Description:

A low-key intro to the non-male fighters' support network. Women (cis and trans), nonbinary/genderqueer folks, and agender people who are interested in beginning or already participating in armored combat, rapier, archery, thrown weapons or any other martial activities are invited to come and chat and have a snack.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:
Beginner
Kitchen : Plant Identification and Use Part II - Tinctures, Lotions, and Creams
Description:

This beginning level class will lay the foundation for those interested in putting the 'healing powers' of common herbs to work in their daily life. The making of tinctures, lotions, and creams will be a hands on experience. Everyone will take home samples of items made. 

This is part two of two classes on Common herbs. Although part 2 is not limited to those attending part 1, preference will be given to those that attend part 1.
Kathy Belt (Hildagard) is teaching Part 1

Class Format:
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
12, Additional Auditors Welcome

11:30-12

Area 2 : Fitted Cotte Workshop
Description:

This is a 3 hour workshop. We will be fitting womens fitted cottes (also called cothardie or gothic fitted dress) We will be pairing up, one person the first session, and flip for the second session.

You will leave with a cloth pattern taliored to your own shape to use for future garments, and a handout with some tips and tricks

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
10
Area 8 : How to Light a Candle: Flint and Steel Fire Lighting
Description:

Come see the contents of a period tinderbox and a demonstration of its use. In this class we will dispel a variety of myths and reveal some exciting and useful materials from these common household tools. Documentation will be available as well as some locally collected flint rocks free of charge.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Area 5 : Drawing Fabric and Patterns: Tips, Tricks, and Practice
Description:

Unravel the mystery of drawing cloth and ribbon!  During this hands-on class, we'll put into practice techniques to train your eyes and hands to give life to drawings and scrolls.  Beginning and advanced artists welcome.  Drawing materials provided.

Class Format:
Lecture & Hands-on
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
20
Kitchen : Plant Identification and Use Part II - Tinctures, Lotions, and Creams
Description:

This beginning level class will lay the foundation for those interested in putting the 'healing powers' of common herbs to work in their daily life. The making of tinctures, lotions, and creams will be a hands on experience. Everyone will take home samples of items made. 

This is part two of two classes on Common herbs. Although part 2 is not limited to those attending part 1, preference will be given to those that attend part 1.
Kathy Belt (Hildagard) is teaching Part 1

Class Format:
Class Level:
Beginner
Class Limit:
12, Additional Auditors Welcome
Area 6 : Building Awareness, Thoughtful Invitations, and Inviting Confidence
Description:

It’s often hard to view your activities from an outside perspective. It can help to share experiences, listen to feedback, and actively work on make our activities more inviting, more inclusive, and more thoughtful.

A process to encourage inclusiveness and awareness began in the Armored Combat community with some meetings in Nordskogen over the last year. SUN is an opportunity to open this discussion to a wider audience. All are welcome.

What questions can we ask ourselves and our groups to avoid accidentally shutting people out? People will be welcome to share anonymously, through a Google webform, about how activities look(ed) to them from an outside experience and how it affected their participation. Panel participants will summarize or share these stories (as requested by the contributor) and invite understanding of where we fail at welcome and how we can do better.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level:

12-12:30

Area 6 : Building Awareness, Thoughtful Invitations, and Inviting Confidence
Description:

It’s often hard to view your activities from an outside perspective. It can help to share experiences, listen to feedback, and actively work on make our activities more inviting, more inclusive, and more thoughtful.

A process to encourage inclusiveness and awareness began in the Armored Combat community with some meetings in Nordskogen over the last year. SUN is an opportunity to open this discussion to a wider audience. All are welcome.

What questions can we ask ourselves and our groups to avoid accidentally shutting people out? People will be welcome to share anonymously, through a Google webform, about how activities look(ed) to them from an outside experience and how it affected their participation. Panel participants will summarize or share these stories (as requested by the contributor) and invite understanding of where we fail at welcome and how we can do better.

Class Format:
Discussion
Class Level: