March 22 & 23, 20134
4800 Calle Mayor
Torrance, CA, 90505
Last Modified: March 2014
|DAY||TRACK||BEGIN||END||TITLE||INSTRUCTOR||DESCRIPTION & REQUIREMENTS|
|Saturday||Combat - Archery||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Beginning Target Archery Marshalling||THLord Cristofanus Castellani & Baron Paganus Grimlove||We will go over the Archery Handbook and the hand bow/crossbow authorization process.|
|Saturday||Combat - Archery||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Archery Forms||THLord Cristofanus Castellani||This class is for archers who would like to improve their form
and increase their accuracy. We will have Chirons on hand to give
personal tutoring and tips on student's form.
Students should know basic archery and have some experience shooting.
All archery equipment should be brought to the class by the students.
|Sunday||Combat - Archery||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Fletching: Making Your Own Arrows||Lord Daffyd ap Thomas||This class begins with a discussion and demonstration of fletching by the instructor. Students who wish to try fletching their own arrows must bring their own materials and equipment (see below) appropriate to their needs. There will be additional time available for students to work during the Fletch-In, which follows this class.|
|Sunday||Combat - Archery||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Fletch-In||Baron Paganus Grimlove||Come and work on archery-related projects, including but not limited to fletching, in a friendly environment with experienced fletchers and other makers on-hand to help out if you have trouble. The Roundtable will be held in this classroom as well, so if you're not finished, you can finish up then.|
|Sunday||Combat - Archery||2:00 AM||3:50 PM||Archer's Roundtable||Baron Jon Tomme de Claydon & Baron Paganus Grimlove||It is an open forum where archers can discuss any topic regarding archery from rules to different types of events to the academy of archers.|
|Saturday||Combat - Rapier||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Introduction to SCA Rapier||Don Lot Ramirez||An introduction to SCA rapier combat including armor standards, weapon standards, and some fencing fundamentals. For anyone interested in getting into rapier or just wanting to brush up on the basics. There will be lecture and practical so bring rapier gear and swords if you have them.|
|Saturday||Combat - Rapier||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Rapier Marshalling||Don Lot Ramirez||This course is required to become a Rapier Marshal in Caid. It
will go over the rules as well as those areas not covered in detail in
Rapier experience or viewing of rapier fighting is a benefit. Students should bring a copy of the rules and paper and pencil.
|Saturday||Combat-Rapier||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Capo Ferro 101: The Art of Fencing||Lord Diego de Palma||This class will go over some of the basic mechanics and
philosophies from Capo Ferro's Great Representation of the Art and Use
of Fencing. In this class we will go over both the form and body
mechanics discussed in the text and why they work as well as various
concepts that can be used to analyze and approach an engagement.
Basic Understanding of SCA Rapier combat.
Basic fencing protective gear as well as a sword for use in drill.
|Saturday||Combat - Rapier||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Connecting Sword, Hand, & Heart: Mental & Emotional Aspects of Martial Combat||THLady Mora Ottavia Spadera||This class will present the perspectives of historical texts, modern sports psychology, the science of motor learning, and observations from successful fighters. It will provide tools to look at your tournament head-space and outline ways to make your practice time more effective, enabling you to advance the application of your Art in whatever way inspires you. While coming primarily from a rapier fighter's perspective, much of the class material is applicable to any martial art or life activity you pursue.|
|Saturday||Combat - Rapier||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Cut and Thrust Practicum||THLady Meala Cambuiel||For those who want to lean and/or practice Cut & Thrust
rapier, we will start with a 20 to 30-minute conversation and transition
to drills, sparing, and possible some tournament-style combat. Some
loaner gear can be available, but please bring your own equipment if you
Everyone is welcome to attend, but only those authorized in Heavy Rapier are allowed to spar.
Some loaner gear can be available, but please bring your own equipment if you have it.
|Sunday||Combat - Rapier||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Utilizing Tempo and Measure in Fencing||Don Lot Ramirez||This class will focus on understand in the interaction between
time and distance and how to use this knowledge to your advantage on the
Students will be expected to already understand basic concepts of how to stand, move and lunge.
Please bring gear for basic drilling (Mask, gloves, practice rapier, gorget) at a minimum.
|Saturday||Combat - Unarmored||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Introduction to Caid's Unarmored Combat Program, And Revised (Version 2.0) Combat Manual||Duke Guillaime de Belgique||What is "unarmored combat"? What sort of equipment is
required, and what do you need to know to participate? This class will
introduce the historical background of unarmored combat, and bring
attendees "up to speed" on how to get started in unarmored
combat in Caid, and (time allowing) provide a brief demonstration some
of the essential techniques of Unarmored Combat for new participants.
The class will also cover new rules introduced in the 2.0 version of the
Unarmored Combat Handbook.
Students should bring Copies of New Handbook and Note-taking supplies
|Saturday||Combat - Unarmored||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||I.33 Sword and Buckler for Unarmored Combat||Baroness Muirrenn ingen Donndubain (beginning), OP; Baron Guy Rand Gallandon, OP (intermediate); THL Kolbrandr Kolsson (advanced)||This class will cover I.33 Sword and Buckler Combat as practiced
in Caid's Unarmored Combat program. This class will be split between
beginner, intermediate, and advanced students in order to cover a broad
range of topics. Beginner students will learn the basic attacks and
defenses for I.33, including work with a partner. Intermediate students
will learn binding and counterbinding with sword and buckler. Advanced
students will cover advanced wards, covers, and special
attacks/defenses. Students of all levels are welcome and encouraged to
attend! This class will involve minimal contact and will be composed
mostly of structured drills.
Students should wear clothing they are comfortable moving in and closed toe shoes. Please bring gloves and an unarmored or rapier sword and buckler if you have one. Loaner equipment will be available for those who do not have their own gear. Students may wish to bring protective gear and helmets, but the class will not be full contact. Water and Sunscreen are encouraged.
|Saturday||Combat-Unarmored||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||CANCELLED
Students should wear Loose fitting robust clothing and have a willingness to sweat
|Saturday||Combat - Unarmored||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Disarming Techniques for Longsword||Lord Orion Martyn||A practical course on disarming your opponent in combat with the longsword. With the introduction of the new Unarmored Handbook, certain kinds of disarming techniques are now considered legal in SCA Unarmored Combat (if used under the proper conditions). This hands-on class will focus on the proper timing and application of a variety of techniques meant to bind or remove your opponent's sword from their control. This is a minimal contact class composed of a series of controlled drills and exercises.|
|Saturday||Combat - Unarmored||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Introduction to George Silver's True Fight||Baron Guy Rand Gallandon, OP||This class will cover the four forms or fights of George Silver’s
True Fight as well as basic attacks and defenses. Emphasis will be given
to working this in Single Sword, now allowed in the new Unarmored Combat
rules. This class will be minimal contact and will be composed of a
series of structured drills.
Students should wear clothing they are comfortable moving in and closed toe shoes. Please bring gloves and an unarmored or rapier sword. Loaner equipment will be available for those who do not have their own gear. Students may wish to bring protective gear and helmets, but the class will not be full contact. Water and Sunscreen are encouraged.
|Saturday||Combat - Armored||9:30 AM||11:00 AM||SCA Swordology: Building a better sword||Sir Ilia||A look at tips and tricks to make your SCA sword perform better. Topics will include rattan vs. poly vs. siloflex, how to pick out rattan, shaping a grip, building thrusting tips, triggers/lanyards and more. People are encouraged to bring materials to work on their weapons (some materials and tools will be available)|
|Saturday||Combat - Armored||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Deception and Misdirection||Duke Patrick||How to play with your opponents mind. The language of motion and how to tell lies.|
|Saturday||Combat - Armored||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Great Sword Vs. Sword & Shield||Duke Tomuki||Description not available|
|Saturday||Combat - Armored||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Fighter Pilots, Stage Magicians, and SCA fighters||HRM Conrad||Description not available|
|Saturday||Combat - Armored||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Analyzing and learning from Fighting Video||Sir Helgi, Duke Tomuki, & Duke Patrick||Description not available|
|Sunday||Combat - Armored||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Armored Combat for the Absolute Beginner||THLord Balian de Bos Blanc||This class is about the basic body movement fundamental to many
styles of SCA AC. Almost all of the class will be done very slowly, with
a focus on understanding the body mechanics involved.
Please do not wear armor; do wear clothes you can move comfortably in.
All materials required for the class will be provided, but if you have rattan swords, wasters (no steel swords please), and/or shields you're welcome to bring and use your own.
|Sunday||Combat - Armored||9:30 AM||11:00 AM||Power Generation for Any Size Fighter
(Replacing Single Sword Fighting class)
|THL Feia Ambur||How to develop power and speed even when your not the biggest fighter on the field.|
|Sunday||Combat - Armored||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Close In Fighting||HRM Conrad||Description not available|
|Sunday||Combat - Armored||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Blade Mechanics and Edge Control||Sir Helgi||Description not available|
|Saturday||Brewing||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Beer & Wine from Gervase Markham's The English Huswife||Master Donal O'Brien||We will explore Gervase Markham's book The English Huswife and see how he describes how to malt barley, brew beer and care for wine.|
|Saturday||Cooking||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Mess Hit Forthe: Middle English Cooking Terminology||THLady Sophia de la Roche||In this class, we will examine English cooking manuscript terms
and directions in recipes and practice "translating" recipes
into plain modern English. Participants may bring their own favorite
modern recipe to retro-redact into a Period format, if desired.
Familiarity with period manuscripts is helpful. Basic cooking knowledge needed.
|Saturday||Cooking||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Cooking with Elderflowers||Master Guiseppe da Borgia||Sent to the back of the spice-cabinet over the ages, elderflowers once appeared in many recipes throughout western European cooking. In this class, students will enjoy learning about several uses of elderflowers as a unique and subtle flavor in savory dishes and desserts. Some hands-on cooking and samples will be provided.|
|Saturday||Cooking||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Knife Skills - The Chef's Knife||Baroness Ceara inghen Chonaill||The knife is what many consider to be the most important item in anyone’s kitchen. In this class, we will practice basic knife skills and the fundamental cuts for vegetables, (dice, mince, julienne and chopping) and the mincing of garlic with only your knife. We will also go over the proper way to hold and clean your knife. This is a hands on class, please bring your chef’s knife with you. I will have a few knives for you to use if you can’t bring yours along.|
|Saturday||Cooking||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||But I Can’t Eat That!! Modifying the Medieval Feast So That EVERYONE May Partake||Her Majesty A'isha||In this modern world of allergies and preferences, feast cooks are often issued an onslaught of dietary restrictions upon being tasked with a meal. How do we tackle these while still sticking as close to the medieval palate as we desire in our culinary festivities? As one raised in the far off land of vegans and celiacs (aka The West), Queen A’isha has been cooking with dietary restrictions in mind for ages. Now following a paleo diet, She finds Herself reconstructing historical recipes to fit the dietary needs of She and Her King. In this class, we will cover substitutions that can be made for specific ingredients and recipes as well as structuring a feast or meal that requires as little substitutions as possible while reducing or eliminating the 8 major food allergens.|
|Sunday||Cooking||9:00 AM||10:50 PM||Getting Saucy with Angharat!||Bonesig Angharat Goch verch Gwenhover||A hands-on class in which students will prepare seven 'store sauces' from recipes found in "Cooking and Dining in Medieval England." Please bring your lunch for highly-scientific taste testing.|
|Sunday||Cooking||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Spices Rare and Costly||Mistress Renata Kestryl of Highwynds, OP||Spices were in great demand in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Come and find out why. We will discuss and examine some of the popular spices of the day, learn their history and their effect on the medieval economy, and make our own spice mixtures.
Students should bring: 1 clean empty spice bottle. Mortar and pestle suggested - I have some I will loan out.
|Sunday||Cooking||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Sausage making: Unravelling the Mystery Meat||Baroness Colette de Montpelier & Mistress Cristal dela Mer||Ever wonder what's really in your store bought sausage? Well we won't tell you, but we will show you how to make your own sausage at home. Hint: It's easier than you may think!
|Saturday||Heraldic||2:00 PM||3:50 AM||Designing Heraldic Flags||Master Cormac Mor||Description not available|
|Saturday||Heraldic||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Understanding the Heraldic Tabard 101||Master Bruce Draconarius & Mistress Astra Cristiana Benedict||This class will present examples of how period heralds' tabards were constructed and worn. There will be a slide presentation, followed by a demonstration period and discussion of materials, techniques, etc. Students should bring note-taking materials.|
|Saturday||Heraldic||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Understanding the Heraldic Tabard 102||Master Bruce Draconarius & Mistress Astra Cristiana Benedict||This class will be a practicum session, based on the material in Tabards 101, wherein students will draft tabard patterns for their own use. Work will include laying out designs on pattern paper; assistance will be offered in rendering emblazons. Students are encouraged to bring drafting materials, including pencils, scissors, and other drafting tools.|
|Saturday||Heraldic||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||A Gentle Guide to Conflict Checking Armory Using the Complex Search Form||Lord Paul Fitz Denis||The Complex Search Form for the SCA Armorial (http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_complex.cgi) is one of the most powerful tools a herald can use for conflict checking. It is, however, a bit daunting. This class will try to take some of mystery out of using it by explaining how the form (and the underlying search engine) works, how to formulate useful queries, and how to interpret the results. Got a submission that you'd like to conflict check? Bring it and we'll use it as an example.|
|Sunday||Heraldic||9:00 AM||3:50 PM||Kingdom Heraldry Meeting||Lord Paul Fitz Denis, Dolphin Herald, and the Caidan College of Heralds||Description not available|
|Saturday||Scribal||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||50 Shades of Grisaile||Mistress Aliskye Rosel||Grisaille is an illumination and painting style done in
monochrome or near-monochrome colors, usually shades of grey and mostly
with ink. The class will paint a pre-printed practice piece probably
alphabet letters) which students can take home.
Some prior painting experience is recommended. Students should bring a size 1 or 0 brush with a nice point.
|Saturday||Scribal||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Making Your Work More Period||Mistress Tetchubah of Greenlake||How to look at real period manuscript examples in person and see details that can be used to enhance SCA scrolls to make them look more authentic and the differences in reproductions of manuscript pages in books. Please bring note taking materials. Class handout is on CD and teacher is asking for $1.00 donation to cover costs.|
|Saturday||Scribal||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||White Line Finishing||THLord Ronan MacMagnus||Learn some tips and tricks to painting the decorative fine-line embellishments that fill the solid shapes of color on a scroll.|
|Saturday||Scribal||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Uncial Calligraphy||Lady Astrid Skalphaena||The Uncial hand, commonly used from about the 3rd to the 6th centuries, is a simple, flowing hand that almost anyone can learn. This class will give you basic information on the historical foundations of the hand, as well as hands-on instruction of how to make the letter forms, with the instructor demonstrating and available to troubleshoot as needed.|
|Sunday||Scribal||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Scriptorium (all day until 3pm)|
|Sunday||Scribal||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Matching Illumination to the Calligraphy||Lady Elizabeth of Roxbury Mill||This class is designed to show the history of calligraphy through the SCA age. What hands were used by European scribes and which kings was reigning. It will also cover the style of illumination used with the type of calligraphy. The goal of the class is to match the illumination and the calligraphy. We will cover the layout of a scroll as well.|
|Saturday||History||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Make Your Mark! Runic Inscriptions||THLady Sophia de la Roche||Starting with an overview of known use of runes on talismans, houses, memorial stones, and a variety of other objects, the class progresses to instruction in use of autonomic runes and personal composite rune creation.|
|Saturday||History||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Wager of Battle: Judicial Combat in the Middle Ages||HRM Conrad||Trial by combat as a method of truth determination in legal disputes has a long history in Medieval Europe. While trial by combat is often viewed as little short of a lawless and brutal affair, it in fact was a strictly run and well regulated affair. Class will focus on judicial combat in England, though information about judicial combat in Scotland and on the Continent will also be discussed.|
|Saturday||History||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Medievalism and Romanticism||THLord Balian de Bos Blanc||The SCA owes much of its inspiration to ideas about the Middle Ages that have been present in popular culture, as well as to the historical record. This class will discuss Romantic Medievalism as it arose beginning in the late 18th Century and lasting right up to the founding of both the SCA and the first "Renaissance Faires" in the mid-20th Century.|
|Saturday||History||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Using History to Develop Your Persona||Baroness Illuminada Eugenia de Guadalupe y Godoy||History may not have been your favorite subject in school, but it can be a great resource when you begin to flesh out your persona. Different types of historical texts will be discussed. How can you use these different kinds of historical texts, both period and modern to add details and interesting tidbits as you develop your persona’s story or inspire you to track down more information.|
|Saturday||History||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||SCA Pirates||Master Antonius Tesel||This will be a discussion of pirates during the SCA period, who they were and how they dressed. The discussion would also include the differences between privateer and pirate, and Letters of Marque and Reprisal.|
|Saturday||History||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Prepare! For Death Awaits Us All||Baroness Illuminada Eugenia de Guadalupe y Godoy||Memento Mori, the Spanish attitude toward death in the 16th century which focused on leading a good life and having a holy death will be discussed. The actions expected of Spaniards to prepare in life for their ultimate death will be addressed. References may be made to teachings of the Roman Catholic church in the 16th century. Students will examine a replica of a Spanish version of Ars Moriendi, a manual for preparing for this good, holy death. The death of Phillip II will be considered an exemplar of the good death. **This class will be taught "in persona" being presented with reference only to information which would be know to the instructor's persona. A brief Q&A will follow the class, to answer questions which are outside the purview of a 16th century person.|
|Sunday||History||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||King Arthur: The Real Story||Duke Guillaime de la Belgique & Count Balin of Tor||A discussion of King Arthur, the man and the myth. Class will examine the theories of a "historical" King Arthur, and the world in which he lived; comparing and contrasting the character and backdrop depicted in legends. Class will search into possible links between known historical characters and their legendary counterparts.|
|Sunday||History||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Caidan History Roundtable - Story time and show and Tell with Mstr John, Mstr Aldred, and Mstrs Cristobal||Master John ap Griffin, Master Aldred von Froscheim, and Mistress Cristobal||In this class, students will learn about some of the key events and tales of Caid’s early history – how we came to be as we are, the first tourneys, some of our surprising moments – as told by folks who were there. Students will also get a chance to examine artifacts from Caid’s history and learn about the SCA Archive.|
|Sunday||woodwork/leatherwork||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Turnshoes for the Masses||THLord Todde mac Donnell||An overview and demo of making medieval turnshoes, beginning with basic construction, useful stitches, tools, lasts, and both period and modern clever tricks to simplify the process. Hopefully this will lower the difficulty of your first pair of shoes and make the process faster and less intimidating!|
|Saturday||Metalwork||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||A Period Tool for Carving Hard Stones||THLady Rekon of Saaremaa||This class will follow my research and process of reproducing a late-medieval jewelers' lathe, a rotary tool using interchangeable bits and powered by foot. enough information will be provided that the enthusiastic student will be able to make, and document, their own.|
|Saturday||Metalwork||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Decorated Boxes based on Reliquaries||THLady Rekon of Saaremaa||Reliquaries, covered in figured metal and precious stones, were uniquely medieval objects. Students will learn techniques of thin-metal repoussee and simple bezel creation to decorate wooden boxes in the style of period reliquaries.|
|Saturday||Metalwork||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Viking Knit II||Signora Gabriella de Mocenigo||You've learned how to knit with wire, but you want to take it a step further. Then this is the class for you. In this class you'll learn double and triple knit. You'll also learn how to finish your ends to create finished pieces of jewelry.|
|Sunday||Metalwork||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Pewter Casting in cuttlefish bone moulds||Baron Jon Thomme de Claydon||Cast your design using a simple moulds that have been used since antiquity. The level of detail possible and the relative spontaneity of this medium will amaze you. Learn how to prepare a mould, carve your design or impress a small object into the bone. Pour in molten pewter, trim and file as needed. Everyone will leave class with an object which they created.|
|Sunday||Metalwork||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Pewter Casting in Soapstone Moulds||THLady Rekon of Saaremaa||Students will learn to prepare blanks and carve soapstone to make two-piece and more elaborate molds. Tips and tricks to test the molds prior to casting will be discussed, as well as safety procedures and equipment. Finished molds will be test-cast, and troubleshooting difficult molds will also be covered. The molds and test casts will go home with the students.|
|Saturday||Perform - Bardic||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Myth, Monsters, and Magic||THLord Thomas Whitehart||Join us for a whirlwind tour of traditional folklore and legends, and the strange creatures that live there. From Norse Trolls to Celtic Selkies, from the dangerous White Ladies (Dames Blanches) of France to the deadly Nucklavee of Scotland, Storyteller Thomas Whitehart (aka True) will give you the tips for identifying the strange and unusual in history, and how to deal with it, if you can. Great material for you personae!|
|Saturday||Perform - Bardic||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Wild Tales of the Viking Walking Dead||Mistress Caitlin Christiana Wintour||The Germanic tradition of the dangerous dead lived on in the folklore and tales of the Vikings. Carried to other lands by their raids and settlements, the stories of the hideous draugr were preserved in Icelandic literature and English folklore. Draugrs threatened the natural order but divine power, heroic strength, and common courage would triumph over the power of darkness... usually.|
|Saturday||Perform - Bardic||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Reed Making for Double Reeds||Dame Richenda Coffin||This class will cover the basics of making double reeds for period instruments such as shawms and rauschpfeifes.|
|Saturday||Perform - Bardic||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Your Creative Journey||THLord Thomas Whitehart||You think you have the basics down- but you want to discuss projects you are working on, get feedback on ideas, and maybe fine tune some things. This is the workshop for you! If you want to work on your Performance skills, talk about where to find resources, or develop coaching/networking connections, come join us. This will be a fun, interactive and supportive class. We have a lot of options, let's explore them together!|
|Saturday||Perform - Bardic||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Rounds and Rhymes (joint class with youngest youth track)||THLady Avicia da na Baiona, Lady Angharat Goch||Students will learn simple rounds and nursery rhymes from period, suitable for the very young and the young at heart.|
|Sunday||Perform - Bardic||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||CANCELLED
|Sunday||Perform - Bardic||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Songwriting in the SCA: How to Find Your Inspiration||Lady Colette des Trouveres||In this class, we will examine the creative process of songwriting in the SCA. This class is largely based off my own experience and is not meant as an end-all source. For the first part of the class, we will discuss where one could search to find inspiration, forms of poetry, and focusing on each person's musical strengths. Each student will come up with a theme for a piece of music. During the second part, we will take the time to write our songs. They can be short and simple, since it is just an exercise in creativity. The last part of class will be a forum where we can listen to one another's compositions. If there is a student who is too uncomfortable to write or share a piece, I encourage them to bring a piece they already have written or know to share.|
|Sunday||Perform - Bardic||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Beginning Bardic Ornamentation: how to Make a Song your Own||Lady Colette des Trouveres||In this class, we will discuss how to make a song one's own and cover beginning vocal ornamentation techniques. We will learn the techniques as a group and apply them to a song.|
|Saturday||Perform - Dance||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Belly Dance for Fighters||THLady Angharad de Lambrok||A basic tribal style belly dance class covering posture and basic movements. We will show how body awareness, posture and strengthening for belly dance translates to fighting rapier.|
|Saturday||Perform - Dance||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Basic Belly Dance (moves and garments)||Lady Elizabeth of Roxbury Mill||Teaching a few basic belly dance moves, such as shoulder rolls, and hip lifts. this is the first hour. The second hour will cover how to make a gauze coat and a circle skirt.|
|Sunday||Perform - Dance||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Caroso Ball||THLady Meala Cambeuil||Most SCA dances try to get everyone to dance every song. In the
late 16th century no one expected such a thing. Guests took turns
dancing, and spent most of the ball sitting and watching. A few dances
are for everyone; but most are for one set at a time. By gathering at
the edge of the dance floor, lords on the left, ladies on the right, you
declare your interest in being asked to dance. If you want to watch
only, please do so from further away. (This is an adaptation. Caroso
says ladies who want to watch should keep their mantles on, and implies
that all lords are always willing to dance, and the eager ones will
crowd toward the edge of the dance floor.) If you wish to dance, please
have a dance in mind for when it’s your turn to choose. When it is
your turn, first invite a partner, then choose a dance. If the dance is
for a set, also invite the appropriate number of dancers of your partner’s
gender, they will find their own partners, if needed to fill out the
set. If the dance is “for
as many as will,” invite all who wish to join in– else the single
couple or set dance alone. When the dance is complete, your partner
selects a dance and partner of their own, and so on, until we are out of
A selection of music will be available, live musicians if possible – but please feel free to bring your own. (The amplified speakers can handle a headphone out or ipod connection.)
|Saturday||SCA Interests||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Do's and Don'ts of Pentathlon Roundtable||Mstrs Liudmila Vladimirova doch, Mstrs Ciar Inghean Dhaire, Mstr Guiseppe Francesco da Borgia, & Mstrs Eowyn Amberdrake||Description not available|
|Saturday||SCA Interests||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Medieval Board Games||Lady A'isha al-Raqqasa||Do you like to play board games? Would you like to learn more about the board games that were played in SCA period? This class focuses a little on the history of the board games and a lot on how to play. I will give a timeline and brief history of various games, but the focus is on learning to play the following: 9-Men's Morris, Alquerque, Fox-n-geese, Tablut, Pachisi, Yut, Senet, the Royal game of Ur, and Shut the Box.|
|Saturday||SCA Interests||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||How to Write Documentation and Research Papers Roundtable||Lord Theo van der Zee & Mistress Ciar inghean Dhaire||Description not available|
|Saturday||SCA Interests||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||A&S Judging Round Table||Mstr Rowan Killian, Mstrs Mary Taran of Glastonbury, THLady Rekon of Saarema||Description not available|
|Sunday||SCA Interests||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||A&S Display||THLady Catharine Hawkwood and THLady Arianna Kateryn Nunneschild||Class for all levels. Bring your favorite projects to show off in the Arts & Sciences display, and stop by to learn about and admire the research, scientific work, and artistry being done in Caid. [Mary -- per discussions with Mercy] the display will be Sunday morning (last morning class that ends at lunchtime) running through lunch. Setup will be the hour beforehand. Arrangements can be made for earlier setup for those in other morning classes. Documentation encouraged, but not required. Appreciation tokens for the artists are appreciated. Please note: this is NOT a competition. It is a display only. Whether this you're a displays veteran or this is your first time, please come and share your research and work. Artists are encouraged to stay for the display and talk to those who come to see the work. Items need to be picked up at the end of lunchtime. Contact the display coordinator if you need to make other arrangements.|
|Sunday||SCA Interests||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||CANCELLED
|Saturday||SCA Officers||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Youth Combat Marshalling||THLord Arthur the Red||For Adults wishing to run Youth Combat Tournaments and Melees using Caidan Standards. Discussion for parents and other adults interested in Youth Combat, including weapons and armor. Required class for aspiring Youth Combat Marshals, Authorized Youth Combat Marshals are requested to attend to hear and discuss the latest updates. Class will be held next to Youth Combat Fighter Practice area.|
|Saturday||SCA Officers||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||How to be a Territorial Seneschal||Baroness Kale' al-Raqqasa||Everything one might need to know in order to fulfill the basic requirements of being a territorial seneschal.|
|Saturday||SCA Officers||11:00AM||12:50 PM||Exchequer 101||THLord Tomaso da Barbiano||This class is required for all territorial exchequers; it is open to anyone interested in the exchequer office or procedures. Highly recommended for anyone on a financial committee.|
|Saturday||SCA Officers||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||CANCELLED
|Saturday||SCA Officers||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||A Peek Behind the Peerage Curtain||Roundtable led by Mstrs Brianna JeNell||How do peers actually think? What role do our charters p lay in our game? What to we look for in potential peers? Is it really wrong to want to be a peer (or is it only wrong to want to be a Laurel or Pelican)? This class would be an informative Q&A along the lines of many of the "Ask a Peer" groups on Facebook, but face to face and dealing specifically in Caid.|
|Saturday||SCA Officers||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Youth Officer 101||Master David of Caithness||In general, the local Youth Officer provides opportunities for parents and other adults to engage in age appropriate activities with youth members by providing ideas, games, crafts, stories, and songs for parents to work with their children and the children of others. Youth Activity Teams are made up of adult members of the local group with minor children, grandchildren, or who are interested in Youth Activities. Together they provide the guidance and supervision to carry out age appropriate activities planned by the local group Youth Activity Officer.|
|Sunday||SCA Officers||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Compendium Caidis: The Caid Wiki||THLord Lachlan Cromarty||Learn about "Collegium Caidis", the online Wiki repository for all things Caidan -- history, people and customs. We will both discuss the website's history and future, and look into the language and best practices for editing articles.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Clothing 1||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||How to Make and Design for Different Types of Pleats||Mstrs Juliana Neuneker Hirsch V. Schutzhundheim & Vscts Whilja De Gothia||This is a hands-on class where we will make samples of knife pleats, box pleats, cartridge pleats and go over the concept of organ pipe pleats. We will go over how to design for and calculate patterns to account for pleats.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Clothing 1||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Introduction to Millinery||Baroness Arianna Kateryn Nunneschild||An overview of hatmaking techniques, suitable for adaptation to a wide variety of SCA-appropriate styles.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Clothing 1||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Dressing your Feathers, Feather Manipulation and Decoration for Renaissance Costume||Mstrs Juliana Neuneker Hirsch V. Schutzhundheim & Vscts Whilja De Gothia||This Is a hands on class on manipulating and modifying feathers to recreate the various feather styles seen in Renaissance millinery, including curling, crimping, thinning, doubling, and beading. Different kinds of treatments including trimming and steaming, as well as care and restoration will be covered.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Clothing 1||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Viking Age Scandinavian Clothing||Mstrs Ciar ingen Daire||Learn about the various garments and accessories required for a well-dressed Viking – we will discuss men's and/or women’s clothing, depending on student interests. This class will cover pattern options, fabric choices, and embellishment suggestions. If time permits, students will leave with a personal pattern for a tunic, or a dress and smokkr (apron-dress).|
|Saturday||Textiles - Clothing 1||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Skjoldehamn Hood||Mistress Saeunn Egilsdottir||The Skjoldehamn hood is an 11th century Norwegian garment. In this class, students will make the hood by hand, and leave with a finished and wearable item.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Clothing 1||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Period Cutting Layouts: How to get a kirtle out of three yards of Fabric||Dame Richenda Coffin||Do you ever wonder how medieval tailors got those garments out of 22" wide silk yardages? Are you ever frustrated with wasting fabric because the pattern pieces just don't use the space well? Are you ever frustrated because you just don't have enough of that special fabric to make the special thing? Come learn the medieval approach to laying out pattern pieces and making the most of the fabric you buy.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Clothing 1||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Make your own fabric buttons and lacing cords||Vscts Wilja de Gothia||A hands on introduction to how to make your own medieval fabric buttons, how to make lacing cord and assemble aiglets (the pointy brass piece that helps you thread the lacing string through the holes) and how to sew hand sewn lacing and button holes|
|Sunday||Textiles - Clothing 1||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||An Overview of 16th Century German Clothing||Vscts Wilja de Gothia & THLady Adelheit||An overview of the dresses from different areas and classes in Germany during the 16th century: what is the difference between the lower, middle and upper class? What kind of dresses are Housebook, Nurnberg, Swabian, Trossfrau, Landsknecht, Reislaufer, Saxon and Cranach?|
|Sunday||Textiles - Clothing 1||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Make Your Own 16th Century Hat||Vscts Wilja de Gothia||Make your own German 16th century wool hat (unisex) and linen Wulsthaube (f), and take the opportunity to try on a selection of different hats, haubes and head wraps during the German Renaissance.|
|Sunday||Textiles - Clothing 1||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Venetian Lace Collars||THLady Medb inghen Echuid||We will cover basic techniques to create a 16th century stand-up Venetian lace collar.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Clothing 2||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Beginning garb - Norman dress||THLady Julianna Romfare||demo of Robin Netherton's Norman dress pattern, with discussion and demo of ways to modify it. Opportunity to cut out a Norman dress. Discussion with resources of different periods of fashion and examples of resources for creating garb and fabrics suitable for the period. Men's and children's garb also considered.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Clothing 2||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Basic Tailoring Techniques||Herrin Adelheit Schwarzenkatze||This class will cover basic tailoring techniques and stitches that can be used in creating late period clothing. Focus will be placed on wool as a fabric choice because of its unique characteristics that make it a pliable and manipulable material.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Clothing 2||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Introduction to Hand Appliqué||Baroness Arianna Kateryn Nunneschild||Want to create garments, banners, or other items appliquéd with heraldic charges, without machine zigzag stitches? This class will show you how to use templates to create hand-sewn appliqué pieces, for a more historically-appropriate appearance|
|Saturday||Textiles - Clothing 2||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||A Sewing Machine is Just a Power Tool||Sir Artus Quintus||Like all new skills, learning to sew can be intimidating. This class is geared towards fighters with little or no sewing knowledge and the goal is to have them learn to prep, cut, and sew a pair of drawstring pants and/or an under tunic by the end of class. The focus will be on hands-on skills so come ready to sew!|
|Sunday||Textiles - Clothing 2||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Beginning Hand Sewing||THLady Ellyn of Tanwyour||Learn the basics of hand sewing including hems, seam treatments, and decorative stitching. Even if you have never held a needle you can learn this stuff. We will cover thread types, basic equipment you should have with you at all times, hand stitches they used in period, flat felled vs. French seams, and one trick that I just learned that will blow you away. If you dread hand finishing your garb because you don't feel comfortable, this class is for you.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Fiber 1||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Norse seam Treatments||Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood & Countess Trifona Anastasiia Dodovicha||Learn what stitches were used and how to do them. We will be reviewing some extant seams, but the primary focus will be on learning the stitches.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Fiber 1||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Beginning Metal Thread Embroidery||Comptesse Albra Katerine Marie Isabel Bautiste||Students will learn 3 basic stitches common in metal thread embroidery from late medieval thru the Elizabethan period--A) padded satin stitch B) simple couching C) basket weave couching Students will be learning these stitches as they embroider a little needle book.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Fiber 1||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Beginning Blackwork||Elzebeth Nadel||Class will teach stitches used in early blackwork. Will also go over a brief history of its evolution.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Fiber 1||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||They Wore Color?: Viking Age Dyes||THLady Maeve Douglass||This class is designed as a brief overview of what we know about Viking Age dyes based on extant archaeological evidence and experimental archaeology.|
|Sunday||Textiles - Fiber 1||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Creating Illuminated Initials with Fabric||Mistress Adelicia of Caithness||Description not available|
|Sunday||Textiles - Fiber 1||11:00 AM||12:50 PM|
|Sunday||Textiles - Fiber 1||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Coppergate Naalbinding Stitch||THLady Sophia de la Roche||Instruction in the copper gate stitch (also known as UU/OOO) in the round, and decreasing techniques for construction of socks.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Fiber 2||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Spinning Circle||Mstrs Bridget Lucia MacKenzie||Students will get personalized, patient instruction on spinning with a drop spindle or spinning wheel. We will have a collection of loaner drop spindles available, or bring your own. You will have plenty of time to get the hang of spinning, including fiber preparation, carding, handling different types of fiber and plying several spun fibers into yarn. Experienced spinners are invited to come help and to share spinning knowledge with the students. Students can come at any time in the 2 hour workshop period to drop in and learn. Learning how to spin takes just a few minutes, but practice is needed to be proficient. Come sit and spin with us!|
|Saturday||Textiles - Fiber 2||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Intermediate Tablet Weaving - Horchdorf Pebble Weave||Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood||This will be a hands on class on doing the Horchdorf style pebble weave. We will be warping the cards, learning how to create patterns, and weave them. There will also be a review of some of the extant patterns done in this technique.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Fiber 2||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Smocking Roundtable||Mistress Thea Northernridge||This class is open to students of all levels. Bring your smocking questions...we will have experienced stitchers available to answer them.|
|Saturday||Textiles - Fiber 2||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Felting Wool Workshop||Mstrs Bridget Lucia MacKenzie||Students will learn 2 Felting Techniques: Wet Felting in a plastic bag and Dry Needle Felting. Students will lay out colored wool in a 12x12 square, then put it into a plastic zip lock bag with soap and hot water, then roll it around for 15 minutes. It makes a 10" square that can be sewn onto garb or a bag or whatever; its mostly just a great way to learn about felting without being really wet and messy, since the water is (mostly!) contained in the bag. For Dry Felting, students will use felting needles to press wool fiber and cut-out felt shapes into larger pieces of felt. There are many lovely colors to choose from.|
|Sunday||Textiles - Fiber 2||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Embroidery stitches||Dame Joan Silvertoppe||Enliven your garments! This class will cover various embroidery stitches that were generally used during the SCA periods. The types of stitches discussed will depend on the general level of the students in the class. This is a hands on class, and basic supplies will be provided. Related topics may be discussed as time allows.|
|Sunday||Textiles - Fiber 2||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Weaving Rescue Workshop||Mstrs Bridget Lucia MacKenzie||Is your Card or Inkle Loom sitting unused, with that complex warping you just could not figure out? Have you stopped weaving because something went wrong with your pattern, and you just could not fix it? Or worse, is your loom empty, and you don’t know where to start? Help is here! Come to the Weaving Rescue Workshop so you can warp-up, repair the mixed-up pattern, or assist you finish your weaving. You can learn basic Card/Tablet Weaving, or advanced Weaving of Words or Patterns, or Ram’s Horn Pattern. Experienced Weavers are invited to come help in this Open Workshop.|
|Saturday||Teen||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Make all the Things!||Lady Anekastrasya Bai & THLady Rekon of Saaremaa||Learn to make ALL THE THINGS! Your persona would have had them. Guys and girls welcome. In this class, make (and keep) a beaded bracelet, a leather game pouch, a repoussee (pressed metal) pendant, a two-color twisted cord to hang it from, a fibula (decorated period extra-large safety pin), and something period to eat.|
|Saturday||Teen/ Youth- young||10:00AM||5:50 PM||Youth Combat||Lord Arthur the Red||Youth up to 16 years old may put on loaner armor and receive sword-play training. This is your chance to learn great moves used by the experts. Wear closed-toed shoes. This class will be held at the same place and right after the Youth Combat Marshaling Class, so parents and MITs can be present and attend the practice.|
|Saturday||Teen||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Easy as Pie! Once More with Filling||Lady Aurelia della Rosa||Create and learn about the different types of fillings used Medieval times for tarts. This is a hands on cooking class where we will be tasting the final products. Please alert the instructor of any food allergies.|
|Saturday||Teen||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Metal Working 101||Baron Jon Thomme de Claydon||Hands on class working with metal. Learn to make a Viking serpent ammule|
|Saturday||Teen||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Make a Viking Bag||Lady Isabel Rouen de Aragon||Simple age appropriate sewing project that’s fun and useful to wear to SCA events|
|Sunday||Teen||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Brew It Up||Lord Geoffrey Brewer||Learn to brew a period drink that you can make and bring to share at the next event that you attend. This is a hands on class where tasting will be involved so please make sure the instructor knows of any food allergies. Students are encouraged to bring their Page School booklet to have this section signed off after the completion of class.|
|Sunday||Teen||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Herbs in Medieval Times||Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn||Learn about some of the herbs that were use during the medieval times. Are they still used today and what were their common uses. We will be trying out some of those uses in class. Please alert the instructor on any allergies. Students are encouraged to bring their Page School booklet to have the this section signed off after the completion of the class|
|Sunday||Teen||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Book Arts||Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn||Learn about and complete an illumination project. for those students who are ready, they can learn to write a thank you note in calligraphy. Students are encouraged to bring their Page School booklet to have the this section signed off after the completion of their projects. Younger Youth are also invited to join this class and they will be provided with age appropriate projects.|
|Saturday||Youth-young||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Page School||Lady Isabel Rouen de Aragon||We will be doing hands on learning and going over different topics covered in the booklets of Caid's Page School and completing tasks and projects|
|Saturday||Youth-young||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Needle Crafts||Lady Seraphina de Arlotto||Learn about different types of stitchery and then complete an age appropriate pattern in needlework. Students are encouraged to bring with them their Page School booklet so that we may sign off the areas that get completed|
|Saturday||Youth-young||2:00 PM||3:50 PM||Soap Carving||Master David of Caithness||Soap carving is an easy & fun handicraft for kids age 5 to 8. Children learn the basics of whittling and chip carving using bars of soap and craft sticks. This activity is great for boys or girls. Added bonus? Bars of Ivory soap are very cheap and clean up is a breeze. It is soap, after all. Wooden carving tools are best for younger children, but older kids should be able to use a traditional set of wood carving tools. Soap carving is a great introduction to wood carving, which is more difficult and can be more dangerous for little ones.|
|Saturday||Youth-young||4:00 PM||5:50 PM||Rounds and Rhymes (suitable for all ages)||Lady Avicia da na Baiona, Lady Angharat Goch||Students will learn simple rounds and nursery rhymes from period, suitable for the very young and the young at heart.|
|Sunday||Youth-young||9:00 AM||10:50 AM||Beaded Jewelry||Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn||We will be learning about period beads and then will be making a beaded jewelry project. Students are encouraged to bring with them their Page School booklet so that we may sign off the areas that get completed.|
|Sunday||Youth-young||11:00 AM||12:50 PM||Simple Sotelties||Lady Aurelia de la Rossa||Students will have fun playing and creating with edible ingredients. Learn about the practice of illusion foods in period. Older youth are welcome to attend as well. This is a hands on class. Parents of very smalls are encouraged to remain in class. Please Alert teacher of any food allergies|
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