University Atlantia # 50

Additions and Cancellations

Site: New Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Site opens at 9:00 a.m.

Cost: There will be no site fee.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided on site for a modest fee by the Shire of Isenfir. There are also numerous eating establishments within walking distance. Directions will be provided at the site.

Merchants are welcome but please contact the autocrat for details.

Autocrat:
Anne of Isenfir (Anne Westbrook),
500 Druid Ave., Charlottesville, VA 22902
(804)977-2815 (NLT 10pm)
annew@virginia.edu

http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/ACentralGrounds.html is a map of the UVA Grounds area and New Cabell Hall (#21). The parking lot is across JPA from Cabell Hall.

Restaurants are just off the right of this map and well as a Red Roof Inn (800-843-7663) and a Best Western Cavalier Inn (800-528-1234). Other hotels can be found at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/conferences/grad.98/hotels.html.

Crash space is also available. Contact the autocrat.

Directions:

From the North: Take US Route 29 South until you drive under the US 250 Bypass. Remain on 29 South Business (Emmet Street) and continue past the intersection with US Route 250 Business (University Avenue/Ivy Road). Pass the Ruffner Hall-Curry School of Education on your right. Proceed under the overpass and follow the road to the left (It now becomes Jefferson Park Avenue). Keep left and follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital. The parking lot will be on your right and Cabell Hall will be across the street from the lot. Watch for signs.

From the South: Take US Route 29 North to the US 29 North Business exit. Turn right when coming off the exit ramp onto Fontaine Avenue. Follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital. Continue on US 29 North Business to the traffic light. After the traffic light, you will be on Jefferson Park Avenue. Follow Jefferson Park Avenue as it bears to the right. The parking lot will be on your right and Cabell Hall will be across the street from the lot. Watch for signs.

From the East via I-64: Take I-64 West to Exit 118B. Proceed on US 29 North, then take the US 29 North Business exit. Turn right onto Fontaine Avenue after coming off the ramp. Follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital. Continue on US 29 North Business to the traffic light. After the traffic light, you will be on Jefferson Park Avenue. Follow Jefferson Park Avenue as it bears to the right. The parking lot will be on your right and Cabell Hall will be across the street from the lot. Watch for signs.

From the West via I-64: Take I-64 East to Exit 118. Proceed on US 29 North, then take the US 29 North Business exit. Turn right onto Fontaine Avenue after coming off the ramp. Follow the signs to the Medical Center/University Hospital. Continue on US 29 North Business to the traffic light. After the traffic light, you will be on Jefferson Park Avenue. Follow Jefferson Park Avenue as it bears to the right. The parking lot will be on your right and Cabell Hall will be across the street from the lot. Watch for signs.

The Spiffy Chart

Room 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00 1:30-2:30 2:30-3:30 3:30-4:30 4:30-5:30
1 Surviving Your First Year in the SCA SCA Etiquette SCA Camping Chivalry and Courtesy History of the Society Easy Garb Decoration
2 How to Teach Dance Dance Logistics Dancing at Events English Country Dance French Dancing 15th Century Social Dances
3 Headdress Madness: Women Veils and Headgear for Women Headwear for Men Elizabethan Headgear Arranging the 15th Century Veil Constructing and Wearing a Henin
4 Early Tudor Clothing Interpreting Garb from Period Sources Minimal Wastage Tunics Critique of Simplicity Pattern #8881 Aunt Addie's Basic Sewing Tips Design on Period Fabrics
5 Bawdy Poetry Ars Dictamus Geoff Chaucer Capturing and Holding the Hall Dancing for the Musician Do You Know the Way to Jerusalem
6 Adv. Fingerloop Braiding for 1 Adv. Fingerloop Braiding for 2 Wire Weaving Twill Beading   Square Stitch Beading
7 Period Techniques Silver Point Egg Tempera   You Can Create Kingdom Scrolls When the Fire Dies Down
8 Embroidery for Beginners Opus Anglicanum Pattern Darning Elizabethan Coifs Basic Naalbinding Making Pennsic Proof Banners
9 Le Libre de Sent Sovi   Merrily Making Mead Brewing Documentation How to Feed an Army  
10 Sheriffs and Royal Writs Maternity and Nursing Clothes Heraldic Displays Iberian Heraldry Patterns You Can't Live Without  
11 MOL 101   List Trees Troll: Life Beneath the Bridge Minister of A&S Performance in the SCA
12 Equestrian Safety Class Autocrating the Equestrian Event SCA Horse Hazardous Dice To Play or Not to Play Taijiquan with Taiji Ruler
13 Field Marshalling   Insp and Auth -- Rapier Insp and Auth -- Armored Insp and Auth -- Combat Archery Tourney Marshalling
14 Basic Tools and Adv. Techniques   Molding the Jack and Bombard   Medieval Pattens Armor 100
Pages Etiquette for Pages The Dos and Doníts of Service Beginning Illumination   Heraldic Beasties and Monsters In Elizabeth's London

10:00am

101 - Surviving your first year in the SCA (Mor the Merry) Information and advice for the absolute Newbie. How to join, how to fit into your local group, how to find the resources that you need to be a confident member.

102 - How to Teach Dance (Gregory Blount) Teaching dance successfully consists of more than merely showing people the steps and playing the music. Learn how to teach people how to dance, how to interpret steps and break them down for the choreographically impaired, and to put them back together again in a dance sequence, and how to let the music tell you what to do.

103 - Headdress Madness: An Overview of Women's Extravagant Headgear, circa 14-15c. (Brighid nic Thighearain) This class will review women's headdress in England, France and Flanders from late 14 through the 15 centuries with documentation/research recommendations and a few practical tips for making and wearing such creations today. Handouts will include at least one article and a mini-review of some great headdresses and head-gear makers in the society's Known World. Participants are strongly encouraged to wear their headgear or bring photos to share!

104 - Early Tudor Clothing (Muireann ni Riordain) We will discuss men's and women's clothing in England from 1485 - 1558, from the reign of Henry VII to that of Mary I. (This class will not cover clothing during the reign of Elizabeth I.) We will talk about internal and external influences on clothing of the English court, as well as the evolution of fashion during that time. Also up for discussion will be practical applications for SCA use.

105 - Bawdy Poetry (Ceridwen ferch Owain) Poetry is not only for stories of chivalry and epics of great import. It is a mechanism for whiling away an evening, and was quite bawdy from time to time. This class will be a study of the less lofty of poetry in the Middle Ages, specifically the French bawdy poetry, but my extend to some Welsh sources and other blush-worthy pieces.

106 - Advanced Fingerloop Braids for One Worker (Azza al-Shirazi) Are you ready to learn more complicated braiding techniques? If you already know the basics of fingerloop braiding and want more, here's your chance. We will review the basic techniques. Beginners are welcome but the pace will be swift. The supply of thread will be limited so you may want to bring your own: at least 3 colors of silk, floss, pearl cotton or the like. Class limited to 18 students.

107 - Period Supplies and Their Modern Counterparts (Katherine Sharpe) A discussion of some of the modern supplies available for Calligraphy and Illumination and how they relate to period techniques.

108 - Embroidery for Beginners (Sorcha de Glys) This hands-on class covers the basic stitches for embroidery. After a brief overview of the uses of embroidery in the Middle Ages, you will be able to try it for yourself. A handout and materials will be provided. Come and join us to learn this most valuable and beautiful skill.

109 - Sheriffs and Royal Writs (Stefan of Cambion ) The growth of royal and central power over the English people in the centuries after the conquest through the legal system. There really was a sheriff of Nottingham.

110 - A 14th Century Catalan Cookbook: Libre de Sent Soví (Thomas Longshanks). An introduction to this cookbook and to Catalan cuisine of 1323. Places the cookbook relative to other medieval western European cookbooks. Covers contents of the cookbook, techniques, utensils, ingredients, and service of the cuisine. At the end of the course, the student will have an overview of the cookbook and general understanding of the 14th century Catalan cuisine and its place in food history. Will include a demonstration and tasting. (2 hours).

111 - MOL 101 (Stephania Herring) Covers MOL policies, procedures and paperwork. Briefly describes a variety of tournament formats. Required to be a warranted minister of the lists in Atlantia. (2 hours)

112 - Equestrian Safety Class (Beatrice von Staufen) The basics for safety while riding equestrian activities in Atlantia. This class is one of the requirements for authorization as a rider in Atlantia, however, proof of membership is not needed for participation in the class. Open to any interested parties.

113 - Field Marshalling - Cross Discipline (Rodrigo Falcone) This class addresses skills and knowledge necessary for the successful disposition of the Field Marshal's duties, as it applies to SCA combat. This fulfills the classroom requirements for Marshal Apprenticeship and Marshal Recertification and can be attended by any marshal in any discipline. (2 hours)

114 - Basic Tools and Advanced Techniques (Heimrich Kreiner) This class will discuss fluting, casing and embossing with modified tools. Class limited to 15 students. (2 hours)

Pages 1 - Etiquette for Pages Learn the basic forms of address, how to curtsey and bow, how to recognize various types of coronets and participate in a mock court.

Rapier 1 - Stretching for Rapier Fighters (Gregor Dow M'Gregor) The class will cover a number of different stretches focused on the muscles most ustilized in rapier combat. Proper stretching allows greater flexibility and range of movement, and also helps prevent injury and cramping during fighting. So come learn how to do what we fighters in Atlantia don't do enough of.

11:00am

201 - SCA Etiquette (Adelicia of Cumbria) A discussion of the titles, forms of address, awards and etiquette for life in the SCA. This class will consist of a review of the awards, orders and titles that a person will encounter, how to identify each of these and how to address a person correctly. It will also discuss how to go into a court, how to survive encounters with lots of "pointy hats" and what to do when encountering the Royalty. We will practice walking into court, courtly gestures (bow and curtsey etc) and answer other questions posed by a newcomer. This class is appropriate for the newcomer or for someone just wanting a refresher.

202 - Dance Logistics: The Dirty Work of Being a Dance Master (Bryan Morgan and Victoria Pringle) This class will examine the many mundane and logistical issues of effectively running dancing at events and within local groups. Topics will include site selection issues, creation and organization of dance sets, how to coordinate dance with other event activities, how to motivate and get people to come to dance, and other topics of interest to the aspiring dance master. This class will not specifically address how to teach dances. This class will be useful to those looking to start or improve a local dance practice, and those wishing to run dancing at events.

203 - Veils and headgear styles for women pre 14th Century (Aenor d' Anjou) We will have veils and pins available to work with, and discuss many ways to wear them before the 14th century.

204 - Interpreting Garb from Period Sources (Muireann ni Riordain) We will discuss how to analyze clothing elements in period art, from manuscripts to portraits to sculpture and other sources. We will also talk about what constitutes a good source, what to look for in period depictions and how to evaluate what you see. Students may bring their own sources for interpretation, if time allows.

205 - The Ars Dictamus---Letter Writing in the Middle Ages (Anastasia da Firenze) Did you know that in the Middle Ages writing a letter was as formulaic, and sometimes as difficult, as writing poetry? We'll discuss the classical roots of the Ars Dictamus--the art of letter writing--and file social regulation of formal correspondence in the Middle Ages. We'll also look at a variety of surviving letters and examine how they fail into the spectrum of this often overlooked medieval art. Your letters to the Acorn and period letter writing will never be the same. Class fee: $1.

206 - Advanced Fingerloop Braiding for 2 Workers (Azza al-Shirazi) If you already know how to make fingerloop braids for one worker, come out for a challenge. The basics will not be taught here. The supply of thread is limited so you may want to bring your own: at least 3 colors of silk, floss, pearl cotton or the like. Class limited to 18 students.

207 - Silver Point (Annejke MacAiodh) Graphite pencils did not exist until Albrecht Durer's time and although graphite was used as a painting medium it was not commonly used as a drawing medium. One of the most prevalent mediums of the Middle Ages and Renaissance graphite was used in manuscripts, under paintings, and for sketching and drawing. More common in period than a graphite stick, easier and less messy than charcoal, and permanent. You do not need to know how to draw for this class, just how to make marks. There will be a $5 fee for supplies. Book is extra if you wish to purchase it.

208 - Opus Anglicanum (Alianora Munro) An introduction to the history and techniques of Opus Anglicanum embroidery for beginning and experienced needleworkers. The $3 materials fee will cover the cost of a "starter kit" but bring your own flosses if you have them. Class limited to 10 students. 210 - Maternity and Nursing Clothes (Caia Snowden and Niobe Lais) A round table discussion of maternity and nursing clothing in the SCA and in period. What works, what doesn't. If you're pregnant, nursing, or just plain interested, come and share your knowledge. Men beware - frank discussion intended.

212 - Autocrating the Equestrian Event (Quenthryth of Laure) An informative class on adding activities to SCA events.

Pages 2 - The Dos and Don'ts of Service (Ceridwen ferch Owain) Learn the various ways you can constructively serve your local group and kingdom.

Rapier 2 - Case of Rapier (Gerlach Wiesengrund) - Learn how to fight with two full length blades.

1:30pm

301 - SCA Camping (ArnBiorn Bassi Dansson) The skills and Equipment needed for comfort and safe involvement at an SCA camping event. These skills, while similar to, are not the same as modern camping. A small fee is requested if you wish to take home the handout.

302 - Dancing at Events: Delight or Disaster? (Edvard Gayer and Etain ingen Thadgain) Hey, Mister or Missus Autocrat! Do you want dancing at your event? Do you want to avoid the normal mistakes that prevent successful dancing from happening? Have you ever wondered why dancing works at some events, but doesn't at others? If so, then this class is for you! Come and learn how to coordinate your event schedule, what to look for in a site, and how to avoid many of the common pitfalls so that dancing will not only be successful, but will also be a highlight of the day's activities.

303 - Headwear for Men, pre 14th C. (Aenor d' Anjou) A discussion and look at some of the hats and headwear for men before the 14th century with some examples to try on and look at.

304 - Minimal Wastage Tunics (Winifred Corbet de Wynterwood) How to make some basic garb and not discard any material (well, almost none)! We will go over the development of the pattern that I use, how to generate the pattern for any size body, as well as some finishing techniques. A good class for beginning costumers or those who want to create some comfortable warm weather garb and use as little material as possible.

305 - Geoff Chaucer: International Man of Mystery (Bran Trefonnen) Sure, sure, he was the greatest poet of his age? He revolutionized writing in general and made the English language into an art form. But, Chaucer also bad a knack for being in the right place at the right time. And where he traveled, politics changed, marriages were made, and people mysteriously died. Mild mannered poet by day -- or agent for the Crown?

306 - Wire Weaving (Siobhan Mcklinchey) Wire weaving dates back to at least 2nd century Roman. It is visible in jewelry through the centuries, in almost every culture. It is easy to learn, and you will walk away from this class amazed and full of ideas and applications. You will also walk away with a finished or almost finished piece of jewelry. Materials fee:$5 Class limited to 10 students.

307 - Egg Tempera (Annejke MacAiodh) Recognized as the second oldest medium after encaustic, egg tempera painting is still popular. Egg tempera is a painting process that uses egg yolk, white and some times oil, to bind pigments. This class will cover four styles of egg tempera painting, including forms for manuscripts, panel, canvas and fresco. There will be a $5 fee for supplies. Book is extra if you wish to purchase it. (2 hours)

308 - Pattern Darning (Karen Larsdatter) From the colorful "light embroidery" textiles of the Middle East, to the veandasaumur and glitsaumur embroideries of Iceland, pattern darning takes a variety of forms in different cultures. Learn the basics of pattern darning and how to bring it into your "repertoire" of embroidery stitches.

309 - Merrily Making Mead (Gunther von Lindenwald) This class will discuss the mead making process from start to finish. Which yeast and honey give the best results. There will be a honey tasting and a tasting of the finished product. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO MUNDANE RESTRICTIONS, NO ONE UNDER 21 WILL BE PERMITTED TO TAKE THIS CLASS. ID WILL BE CHECKED AT THE DOOR.

310 - Heraldic Display (Mordeyrn Tremayne) This workshop provides the participant with practical ways to originate, develop and implement a variety of ways to display heraldry in a manner which would have been done within the Middle Ages from favors to livery to streamers as well as a way to mark personal items. If there is interest, I will help people create banners, etc, provided they bring materials. If they contact me PRIOR to the University, arrangements can be made

311 - List Trees (Theodora Delamore) Or, running a double elimination tournaments is not as easy as it looks.

312 - The SCA Horse (Beatrice von Staufen) Information about the type of horses best used for events in the SCA, their training and equipment.

313 - Inspection and Authorization - Rapier (Robert Beddingfield) This class addresses necessary skills and inconsistencies in combat inspection and combatant authorizations for the Atlantian Rapier community. All rapier marshals and apprentice marshals are encouraged to attend.

314 - Molding the Medieval Jack and Bombard (Gawain Kilgore) Turning the mold, patterning, molding and finishing of medieval jacks and bombards. (2 hours)

Pages 3 - Beginning Illumination (Anastasia da Firenze and Failenn MacFergus of Sligo) Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be an apprentice scribe in the Middle Ages? We will talk about what methods and tools Medieval scribal apprentices would have learned about and what SCA scribes do to produce scrolls for court. This is a bands-on class, and everyone in our scriptorium will produce a scroll blank of their own. Please don't wear anything you're afraid to get paint on! Class limited to 15 students. Materials fee: $5. (2 hours)

2:30pm

401 - Chivalry and Courtesy within the Society (Forgal Kerstetter) A discussion of the place that Chivalry has within the daily activities of a member of the Society, on the field and off.

402 - English Country Dance (Stefan of Cambion) In 1651, John Playford published "The English Dancing Master", from which most of SCA English dancing comes. However, the SCA has only scratched the surface of these dances. Several easy dances not commonly done at events from Playford's book will be taught. They will be similar to the familiar ones, but will expand your repertoire. Dances may include Picking of Sticks, Hyde Park, Chestnut, Grimstock, Nonesuch, Whirligig, and Newcastle. (Beginners welcome)

403 - Elizabethan Headgear (Margaret Cameron) This one-hour lecture class will explore various styles of headgear worn during the time of the life of Elizabeth I. Starting with the late Tudor styles worn during Elizabeth's childhood, the course will cover both male and female headgear, using examples from period sources. Although this is mainly a historical survey, the instructor will briefly touch on basic hat construction techniques, and will provide a list of resources for those who wish to construct their own period headgear.

404 - Critique of Simplicity pattern #8881 "Elizabethan Costume Collection" (Giovanna Mancuso) This class will discuss the pattern and compare it to period examples. We will also discuss ways to achieve a more authentic impression. Please read the directions prior to class and please bring them with you.

405 - Capturing & Holding the Hall: Oral Presentation of Poetry (James of Middle Aston) This class will look at some of the positives, and pit-falls, of oral presentation of poetry. Will include examples from period.

406 - Twill Beading (Daniela Schwartzkaupt) Twill beading is a technique of weaving beads without the use of a loom or knots. Learn this method on large beads to create a versatile pouch. Twill beading may be used for a variety of costume accessories. Fee is $5.00 for materials to create a pouch to take with them. Class limit of 8 students (2 hours)

408 - Elizabethan Coifs (Beatrice La Grave) This class will explore the construction and decoration of the coifs typically worn during the late 16th century. Hand-out $1.

409 - Brewing Documentation (Daria of Stierbach) Did you ever wonder just what you are supposed to write for Brewing Documentation? Well, this is the class for you. We will go over the documentation for modern and period brews of all forms. Feel free to bring along any documentation you are working on.

410 - Iberian heraldry (Isabella Benalca'zar) A class for heralds and Iberian personas alike. A discussion of common themes, arrangements and charges specific to the heraldry of the Iberian Peninsula.

411 - Troll 101: Life Beneath the Bridge (Stephania Herring and Nikulai Ivanovich) A discussion of the Do's and Don'ts about setting up a troll booth, how to do reports, handling questions and problems, and appropriate footwear.

412 - Hazardous Dice Come join Tankard Hazador and Richard Jakes for a back-alley tour of the game of Hazard. Come prepared with you coin and prepared to win riches beyond your dreams. For those in need, Rhiannedd the liberal money lender will be there for all those who can find someone to vouch for their honesty. A practical workshop on gambling in the SCA, money lending, and debt collection -- you won't be able to tell the difference between this purely didactic exercise and the real thing.

413 - Inspection and Authorization - Armored (Rodrigo Falcone) This class addresses necessary skills and inconsistencies in combat inspection and combatant authorizations for the Atlantian Armored Combat community. All rapier marshals and apprentice marshals are encouraged to attend.

Rapier 4 - Fencing an Off-handed Opponent (Kate Maunsel) This class is designed for the intermediate fencer and will discuss the mentality, tactics and movements for facing an opponent of the opposite hand (left handed fencing right handed). Please come with a blade and a mask.

3:30pm

501 - The History of the Society (Gyrth Oldcastle) The development of the SCA, from garden party to International organization. Class requirement - you must be signed up for two other beginner's classes in order to take this one.

502 - French Dancing: More than just Bransles! (Gregory Blount) We've recently learned that the French were good at something other than toast, kissing and bransles! There's a whole world of French dance in the sources that are often ignored, including ways to spice up your Bransles, the Courant, the Gavotte, and other sprightly and spiffy dances. (Beginners welcome)

503 - Arranging the 15th Century Veil (Niobe Lais) A hands on discussion regarding the several ways of dressing a lady's hair with the veil in Western Europe during the 15th century. Using the portraits from the period, we will demonstrate the manners of achieving the completed period appearance about the head. We will discuss as well the most practical and comfortable shapes, weights, and fabric choices for specific looks in a veil.

504 - Aunt Addie's Basic Sewing Tips (Adelicia of Cumbria) This class is for the absolute beginner or someone who would like a refresher on the basic concepts of sewing. We will talk about types of fabric, seams and seam allowances, ironing, choosing the right needle, etc.

505 - Dancing for the Musician (Or, "Which Key is it Today?") (James of Middle Aston) The profits and pitfalls of playing for dancing in the SCA. Tips and hints on the care and feeding of dancers. Class will focus on the needs of dancers as well as what musicians can provide to help make any dance more successful. Remember: A happy dancer is one that will ask you to play for them again.. and again... and again...

507 - You to can Create Kingdom Scrolls! (Mordeyrn Tremayne) So, you think you might be able to help get rid of that backlog of scrolls? You'd at least like to try? But, you can't draw worth squat? Hey, don't worry! There is something for everybody, whether you are interested in doing calligraphy, or illumination, or both or maybe all you want to do is paint in an already illuminated scroll. This course will cover a method to create a scroll for those who cannot draw complete with the process of scroll making from getting the assignment to delivering the completed manuscript.

508 - Basic Naalbinding-Viking Age Mittens (Gudrun Othosdottir) A brief historical overview of the technique followed by hands-on teaching of a basic stitch. Materials fee: $4.00 to cover wool yarn and photocopies. Class limit of 6 students.

509 - How to Feed an Army (Melisande de Belvoir) You can eat safely, simply, and medievally at Pennsic. A veteran on more than twenty Pennsic kitchen campaigns tells you how to do it and why it matters. Whether you're a Pennsic novice or a longtime veteran, come and share ideas, techniques, and maybe even a few recipes.

510 - Patterns You Can't Live Without (Alyson of Islay) An overview of the ordinary, mundane, modern patterns that can be made into medieval or Renaissance clothing with relative ease. Patterns for both men's and women's clothing will be discussed. (2 hours)

511 - Minister of Arts and Sciences Training (Genevieve d'Aquitaine) Suggested basics class for all the local A&S officers and deputies. Come and find out the KMoAS's opinions on setting up, running and judging an A&S competition, and a little bit about the resources available to you and your populace.

512 - To Play...or not to Play...assessment of concussion on the field (Aryanna Hawkyns) This course will describe what can happen to your brain when you get hit in the head. It will also describe second impact syndrome. The instructor will focus on a sideline assessment tool that is being introduced to the NFL, NHL and high school athletic trainers to help determine "return to play." The class will be directed to fighters and marshals.

513 - Inspection and Authorization - Combat Archery (Stephan O'Reilly) This class addresses necessary skills and inconsistencies in combat inspection and combatant authorizations for the Atlantian Combat Archery community. All rapier marshals and apprentice marshals are encouraged to attend.

514 - Medieval Pattens: 3 Common Styles (Gawain Kilgore) How to make 3 common styles of patten: leather, straight, and hinged. These wonderful medieval "overshoes" keep you up and out of the muck and mire.

Pages 5 - Heraldic Beasties and Monsters (Master Bran Trefonnen) Learn how to identify them and tame them to you shield or banner by learning the rules of heraldry.

Rapier 5 - (2 hours) Melee Tactics (Vyvyan Broussard) Learn the "ancient and honorable" (tm) secrets of the dreaded Atlantian melee fighter. Topics covered include the best weapons to use, coordinating with team mates, how to best "run and gun" and planning the first contact.

4:30pm

601 - Easy Garb decoration (Rosine of Rowanwald) Easy methods of enlivening plain garb that are within the skill levels of all members of the Society, from never-done-it-before to skilled artisan.

602 - 15th Century Social Dances (Judith de Northumbria) Seductive, flirtatious, and not terribly complicated, those Italians were really onto something! Come learn all about the latest style of dance that is sweeping the SCA. Possible dances to be taught include Amoroso, Gelosia, Petits Vriens, Petite Rose, Lauro, and Rosti Boli. (Beginners welcome)

603 - Constructing and Wearing a Wonderful Henin (Niobe Lais) The hallmark head dress for the 15th century noblewoman can be both created and worn with ease. It requires balance, self confidence, and consideration of every doorway. In this discussion we will share several forms of the traditional henin, and walk through the steps in creating one to suit your style. Materials will be provided in order to draft a pattern for your own henin to complete at your leisure.

604 - Design on Period Fabrics: Period Polka Dots (Jessamyn di Piemonte) A discussion, with slide show, of the elements of design as applied to fabric in period. Learn when polka dots are period, and why horizontal stripes are good.

605 - Do You Know the Way to Jerusalem: An "Exploration" of Medieval Travelogues and Pilgrim Journals (Tehair MacDiarmada) Medieval pilgrims traveled the globe without benefit of maps as we know them today. This class will look at several travelogues/pilgrim's journals descriptions of the way to the Holy Land and the wonders to be seen there. It will also touch On the differences of early travelogues with later period travelogues and maps in the age of Exploration.

606 - Square Stitch Beading with Floating Beads (Daniela Schwartzkaupt) This is a very versatile beading technique that requires no looms and is virtually indestructible to create beautiful trim and jewelry. Fee is $ 5.00 for materials to create a bracelet for students to take with them. Class limited to 10 students.

607 - When The Fire Dies Down: Telling Ghost Stories to an SCA Audience (Assar merch Owen) This class is a brief (by necessity) primer on transforming your favorite campfire ghost stories into SCA-appropriate bardic circle performance material. You'll be introduced to some of the most basic traditional ghost plots--and ghost types--from folklore, and discuss how to make them more "period," as well as meeting a couple of famous period literary ghosts, and learning what you, as a bard, should do if you or someone you know thinks they've encountered a restless spirit--other than scream!

608 - Making Pennsic-proof Banners (Minowara Kiritsubo) Learn how to make a banner that will survive though the toughest test of all -- Pennsic.

611 - Performance in the SCA (Corun MacAnndra) A diatribe on how, what, and where to perform.

612 - Taijiquan with Taiji Ruler (Charles of the Red Oakes) The Taiji Ruler is a 12th-13th century development used with daily Taiji practice. This class will be on basic Taiji movements using the ruler. This martial art is used to improve flexibility, strengthen the knees and rotator cuffs and improve health as well as your balance and speed control. Perfect for those wanting to learn new health practices, those with arthritis, cardio patients, and the fighter that wants to improve his movements and abilities on the field. This class will have rulers to borrow for use. Ruler and Book is extra if you wish to purchase it.

613 - Tourney Marshalling - Armored (Rodrigo Falcone) This class will focus on fundamentals and techniques useful for effective marshalling in a tourney environment.

614 - Armor 100 (Heimrich Kreiner) Setting up your first shop with available tools.

Pages 6 - In Elizabeth's London (Rosine of Rowenwald) Learn how teenagers living in London during the reign of Elizabeth I of England would have lived, interacted with their family and other institutions and been educated.


"And gladly wolde he learn, and gladly teach." -Geoffrey Chaucer


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