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A&S Competitions

Competition Title Competition Description Day / Time / Place Prizes
Queens' Choice & Populace Vote A&S Tourney Bring out your best work to display! This Open Category A&S tourney will have 3 prizes: our gracious Arts & Sciences Patrons, the Queens of AnTir & the West, will each bestow a gift to their chosen entrant. The populace vote for their favorite entry as well, voting tokens provided, with a prize for populace favorite! One page minimum documentation required for entry, & please also include a few blank pages or a notebook so that viewers may leave you questions and notes of encouragement regarding your work. Saturday 10am drop off at A&S. Afternoon display, pick up by 5pm,
results at Saturday Court
Populace Choice Prize:
Populace Choice PrizePopulace Choice Prize
2nd Annual Multi-Kingdom Brewing Competition Open to all home brewers of the Known World. Competition is a closed judging, and we are planning to announce winners and award medals at "The Taste of the War" that evening in the main Pavilion between 8-10 pm, where the local brewers' can show off their talents with tastings for the populace (must have your ID, 21+). Thursday 8-10am Entries to A&S, results 8-10pm  
Dog or Horse Bread Short paper describing ingredients and why you chose them. Cite period sources. Present sample for consumption by the four legged half of judging team. War Cooks have agreed to help judge the written portion. See Siobhan in EQ area for information Tuesday 6pm at the EQ Arena during Equestrian Meet-Drink-Greet-Tack Swap.

 

More Information Forthcoming.

classes

Arts & Sciences at the War! Want to teach at war? Please fill in the Teacher form (Excel version) (PDF version) and email it here. If your class is aimed at or is accepting of youth participants, please include that on your form.

UPDATED AS OF 4PM JUNE 20TH. More Information Forthcoming.

Wednesday 10 AM 11 AM 12 PM 1 PM 2 PM 3 PM 4 PM 5 PM 6 PM
Pavilion 1 (A)       Marcus Valerius Taurus - Pinmaking        
Pavilion 1 (B)                  
Pavilion 2 (A)           Maistre Galeran Chanterel - Bardic Roundtable      
Pavilion 2 (B)
Pavilion 3 (A)         HL Havoise de Rohan - Basic Embroidery 101/Straight Stitches      
Pavilion 3 (B)              
Pavilion 4 (A)                  
Pavilion 4 (B)                  
ELSWHERE Mistress Eulalia Piebakere - Guided Tour of the Cook's Playdate Maestra Elsbeth Cameron and Maestra Sarre Greyhand - Making Decorative Tile (held at Reannag Teine - Merchant 23)
  Ulfblood - hosting different primitive life skills/ Bronze age /stone age crafting, and discussions daily (listed on chalk board @ Goblins Market - Merchant 4, held in period encampment behind booth)
Thursday 10 AM 11 AM 12 PM 1 PM 2 PM 3 PM 4 PM 5 PM 6 PM
Pavilion 1 (A)       Maistre Galeran Chanterel - Music from the Odhecaton (1501)        
Pavilion 1 (B)   Seamus O'Caellaigh - Humors, Uroscopy and Doctrine of Signatures     Wilhelm Apotheker vom Schwartzwald - Beginning Spinning on a Drop Spindle    
Pavilion 2 (A)       Lady Morwenna of Tintagel - How to use a Jeweler's Saw/Metal Work        
Pavilion 2 (B)   Louisa of Lorne - Unraveling Confusing Garb Obstacles     Sionji No Hana - Suminagashi (Japanese Paper Marbling)    
Pavilion 3 (A)       Elaina Edgar - Inconceivable! Birth Control In Period HL Havoise de Rohan - Basic Embroidery 102/Looped Stitches      
Pavilion 3 (B) Antonia Crivelli - Making and using an Astrolabe          
Pavilion 4 (A) Baron Alail Horsefriend, OL, OP, KSCA - Introduction to "International" Lamellar Armour   Mistress Yseult of Broceliande - The 1460 Knit Stone Mason's Cap        
Pavilion 4 (B)     Wilhelm Apotheker vom Schwartzwald - Introduction to Naalbinding Leah Raedelf of Pagham, Bard of The Mists - Sing-along Bardic Workshop
ELSWHERE       Remy de Paigni - Embroidery of England        
  Katrina Homer - Care and Feeding of Silk (held at Damask Raven - Merchant 29) Mistress Eulalia Piebakere - Guided Tour of the Cook's Playdate   Lord Fiorenzo - Building a Medieval Wedge Tent (held at Lord Fierenzo's, next to Rampant Squirrel)        
Clare le Deyare, HL - Historical Colors from Natural Dyes (All day drop-in class, held next to Barefoot Cordwainer/Glass by Aelgifu - Merchant 12)
Maestra Elsbeth Cameron & Maestra Sarre Greyhand - Creating decorative Tile (held at Reannag Teine booth - Merchant 23) HL Angela Rosa Dellamora - Basic Event Cooking and Preparation (held at CAMP ITALIA, A Area, nw of Cooks)
            Lord Gianni Gabriello Dellamora - Basic Youth Armored Combat - (held in Grassy area next to A&S)
Ulfblood - hosting different primitive life skills/ Bronze age /stone age crafting, and discussions daily (listed on chalk board @ Goblins Market - Merchant 4, held in period encampment behind booth)
Friday 10 AM 11 AM 12 PM 1 PM 2 PM 3 PM 4 PM 5 PM 6 PM
Pavilion 1 (A)   Seamus O'Caellaigh - Remedies for Infection, Wound Care and Pain     Cynehild Eskalya Thegnestre - The Clothing of Moshchevaya Balka  
Pavilion 1 (B)     HL Alizand Thorgeirsson nee LeFevre - The Ancient Art of Kolrosing          
Pavilion 2 (A) Magistra Fjorlief in Haga - Carving a Simple Block for Printing   Marya Kargashina - Block Printing on Fabric      
Pavilion 2 (B)           Farleigh de Grey - Beginning Norse Applique and Embroidery    
Pavilion 3 (A) Dominia Tullia Saturnina - Making Roman Jewelry     Maistre Galeran Chanterel - Medieval Repertoire and Arrangement    
Pavilion 3 (B)       HL Marcus Valerius Taurus - Ancient Chinese Kite Making        
Pavilion 4 (A)           Saionji No Hana - Period Traditions in Tea    
Pavilion 4 (B)                  
ELSWHERE   Katrina Homer - Care and Feeding of Silk (held at Damask Raven - Merchant 29) Mistress Eulalia Piebakere - Guided Tour of the Cook's Playdate            
Clare le Dayere, HL and Marya Kargashina, HL - All About Woad; What to do to get Blue! (held next to Barefoot Cordwainer/Glass by Aelgifu - Merchant 12)            
Ulfblood - hosting different primitive life skills/ Bronze age /stone age crafting, and discussions daily (listed on chalk board @ Goblins Market - Merchant 4, held in period encampment behind booth)
Saturday 10 AM 11 AM 12 PM 1 PM 2 PM 3 PM 4 PM 5 PM 6 PM
Pavilion 1 (A)   Seamus O'Caellaigh - Poisons and Antidotes   Maistre Galeran Chanterel - Medieval Repertoire Exchange      
Pavilion 1 (B)       Idonia Sherwood - Advanced Fingerloop Braiding      
Pavilion 2 (A)                
Pavilion 2 (B)       THL Christel Leake - Basic Diapering aka Easy Borders and Fills for Scrolls        
Pavilion 3 (A)             HL Alizande Thorgeirsson nee LeFevre - What is YAFA?    
Pavilion 3 (B) Lady Sadb An Fheadha - Handspinning with a Distaff         Lady Sadb An Fheadha - The Basics of Handspinning  
Pavilion 4 (A) QUEENS' CHOICE A&S TOURNEY  
Pavilion 4 (B)    
ELSWHERE     Mistress Eulalia Piebakere - Guided Tour of the Cook's Playdate            
  Ulfblood - hosting different primitive life skills/ Bronze age /stone age crafting, and discussions daily (listed on chalk board @ Goblins Market - Merchant Booth 4, held in period encampment behind booth)

 

Daily Classes

Noon - One hour Guided Tour of the Cooks Playdate – held at Cooks Playdate Encampment, Dishner Toll Road - Mistress Eulalia Piebakere:  Period food is yummy! Mistress Eulalia will be your docent for a guided tour of the Cooks' Playdate -- come learn more about historical food and cooking in a friendly, open atmosphere. This tour will run daily (Wed-Sat) at noon, you're welcome to join us any day or every day. All are welcome, no prior knowledge or experience needed. If you've always wanted to check out the Cook's Playdate, this is the perfect way to see what we do, ask questions, meet like-minded nerds, and maybe even try a little taste of history. Please note: because of the nature of open-fire cooking, this tour is not appropriate for young children; youth over twelve with an adult are welcome. Avoid wearing trailing / highly flammable clothing. Level: Beginner (open to anyone). 15 students per day.

(Check Daily) - Different primitive life skills/ Bronze age /stone age crafting, and discussions daily (listed on chalk board @ Goblins Market) - held in period encampment behind Merchant 4,  Goblins Market - Ulfblood

Wednesday

1 PM - Pinmaking - A&S Pavilions- HL Marcus Valerius Taurus

2 PM - Basic Embroidery 101/Straight Stitches - A&S Pavilions - HL Havoise de Rohan - 2 hrs - $2.50: This class focuses on the basic straight stitches of embroidery and is designed for beginners; no experience is necessary. This is part one of a two part class series. However, the classes are independent of one another. Suitable for ages 15+. Please bring a pair of scissors. Class size 6.

 3 PM - Making Decorative Tile - held at Merchant 23, Reannag Teine - Maestra Elsbeth Cameron & Maestra Sarre Greyhand - 2+ hrs - $10:  Many cultures had decorative tile as a part of daily life: be it in public places or in the homes of the wealthy. In this class we will see several different cultures’ tilework, and create one of our own on a pre-bisqued 4x4 tile; tile, underglazes, and brushes provided. Tiles will be painted on-site, but fired off-site, to be returned to their owners at a later event or via the mail. Result will be a 4x4 tile, usable as a trivet or installing in a tile treatment. Bring a pencil, preferably mechanical with a good eraser, and any source art you wish, such as an example for your device. Youth appropriate; class size 15.

3 PM - Bardic Roundtable - A&S Pavilions - Maistre Galeran Chanterel - 1 hr - No Fee: Come join other bards to discuss the craft of performance in a friendly and welcoming environment. Possible topics of conversation include how to find material, overcoming stagefright, tips and tricks for effective performance, and strategies for organizing bardic circles or otherwise weaving music, song and story into the fabric of the SCA. Appropriate for all levels of skill. Bring five to ten copies of whatever you would like to share with other performers, such as sets of lyrics (with or without chords and notated melody, or an outline of a story. A small notebook will likely be helpful. Teenagers are welcome. Class size 10.

Thursday

10 AM - Making and Using an Astrolabe – A&S Pavilions - HL Antonia Crivelli - 2 hrs - $5 for kit and text: Intermediate. Class covers topics in Medieval astronomy. We will construct a working cardboard astrolabe from a kit (provided). Weather permitting we may do some stargazing after dark. 8 students max.

10 AM - Making Decorative Tile - held at Merchant 23, Reannag Teine - Maestra Elsbeth Cameron & Maestra Sarre Greyhand - 2+ hrs - $10:  Many cultures had decorative tile as a part of daily life: be it in public places or in the homes of the wealthy. In this class we will see several different cultures’ tilework, and create one of our own on a pre-bisqued 4x4 tile; tile, underglazes, and brushes provided. Tiles will be painted on-site, but fired off-site, to be returned to their owners at a later event or via the mail. Result will be a 4x4 tile, usable as a trivet or installing in a tile treatment. Bring a pencil, preferably mechanical with a good eraser, and any source art you wish, such as an example for your device. Youth appropriate; class size 15.

10 AM, All day drop-in - Historical Colors from Natural Dyes – held next to Merchant 12, Barefoot Cordwainer - Claire le Deyare, HL - $5: The class will cover a brief history of natural dyes, detailing when and where certain dyes came into use. We will also discuss modern safety procedures as well the difference methods for dyeing animal and vegetable fibers and common mistakes to avoid. Various color pots will be available to use (we will pick on the day of). Students should bring fiber they want to dye. Animal fiber in most forms (roving, yarn, etc) is acceptable. Bring items to dye. Langlois has a wool shop for those who forget. Rubber gloves will be provided. This will be a hands on messy class! Students should reclaim their dyed items by Saturday afternoon or else they will become largess! Youth appropriate, no max class limit.

10 AM - Intro to International Lamellar Armour - A&S Pavilions - Baron Alail Horsefriend, OL, OP, KSCA - 1.5 hours – $3: Students will learn the history and development of various forms of lamellar armour, and will construct a sample square of “international style” lamellar to keep as a template. Class handout and template materials provided. Youth appropriate; class size 12.

11 AM - Humors, Uroscopy and Doctrine of Signatures - A&S Pavilions - HL Seamus O’Caellaigh - 2+ hrs - $2: A beginner class that is part of the An Tir Apothecary Guild "Apothecary Basics" class set. This class focuses on some of the diagnostic beliefs within our period. The main theories that will be covered are Humoral theory, which cover Warm, Cool, Dry and Moist illnessesand herbs, Uroscopy, the inspection of urine and Doctrine of Signatures, that states that herbs resembling various parts of the body can be used by herbalists to treat ailments of those body parts, however more could be covered if time allows. Class size 12; While 12 is the max for the class, more are welcome to listen, but only 12 sets of supplies will be provided.

11 AM - Unraveling Confusing Garb Obstacles - A&S Pavilions - Louisa of Lorne - 2 hrs - No Fee: Want to start a project but you don't know how? Need help with measurements or patterning? Not sure about material or trim selection? Started a project but are stuck on the next step? Have an old piece of garb that needs some altering? Come visit Louisa and she'll help guide you through the tough spots. It will be an open sewing studio style class, so bring your project(s), a comfy chair, your sewing kit, and a sense of humor. The class is for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, all are welcome. Even I need assistance now and again. Students will need to bring their own sewing projects and sewing kits. Not Youth Appropriate. Class size 10.

11 AM - Care and Feeding of Silk - held at Merchant 29, Damask Raven - Katrina Homer - 1 hr - No Fee:  You have silk questions, I have silk answers. Bring your questions about silk fabric, working with silk, washing silk, dying silk, and I will answer them for you. Youth appropriate, no class size limit.

1 PM - Intro to Naalbinding - A&S Pavilions - Wilhelm Apotheker vom Schwartzwald - 2 hrs - $8: A brief overview of basic naalbinding including history, archaeological finds, and current stitch notation. We will also cover some basics about wool and yarn. The goal is to give the student the knowledge and materials to make a wool naalbound hat using the Oslo stitch and inspire you to make more! Beginning level, but NOT youth appropriate. Class fee includes needle and enough wool yarn to make a simple hat, plus handout.

1 PM - How to use a Jeweler’s Saw/Metal Work – A&S Pavilions - Lady Morwenna of Tintagel - 2 hrs - $5:  Introduction to using a jeweler's saw. This class will take the student through the various steps in how to use a jeweler's saw to cut out a simple shape in metal. The function and use of the jeweler's saw, how to insert the saw blades and how to use a bench pin to cut out the metal. Various files and sand papers will be used to smooth the rough edges. Once the filing is complete, the student will punch a hole in their shape, insert a jump ring and hang on a cord; taking away a finished project from the class. All materials provided. Class size 5. Not youth appropriate.

1 PM - Inconceivable! Birth Control in Period – A&S Pavilions - Mistress Elaina Edgar- 1 hr - No fee:  Ever wonder how ladies throughout history managed the size of their families and/or got a break from constant child-bearing? Let's talk about birth control! Contraception practices from ancient times to the Renaissance. The what, how, omg, wow, and huh? of period birth control practices will be covered. Disclaimer: This is a lecture/discussion for ADULTS ONLY, as the topic is of an adult nature and some of the language may be as well. If the mention of words such as "vagina", "uterus" or "abortion" will cause you to swoon, you'll probably want to skip this class. Handout with extensive notes and research will be provided. NOT YOUTH APPROPRIATE; no maximum class size.

1 PM - Preparing Paint from Ground Pigments and Natural Clay – A&S Pavilions - HL Antonia Crivelli - 2 hrs - $5:   Use period pigments and egg tempera to paint a small wooden box in the design of your choice. Class will include a demonstration on preparing paints from commercial ground pigments and from natural clay. Provided by instructor: gesso coated wooden box, test piece, paints, tempera, handout, examples. Students who are experienced with doing detail work with water based paints may want to bring their own brushes. I have loaners but they are student grade. Ages over 12 years please.

1 PM  - The 1460 Knit Stone Mason's Cap - A&S Pavilions - Mistress Yseult of Broceliande- 1+ hours - No Fee:  I'm trying to reconstruct the pattern for knitting the 1460 stone mason's cap from Basel, Switzerland. I'll bring high resolution pictured of it and the samples I've knitted up so far. Join me for a critique of the samples and a discussion of what to do next. Many heads are better than one! For intermediate to advanced knitters; no colorwork is involved. I'll also bring a sample of a Monmouth cap and the instructions for the Gagiana barret. Class size 10.

1 PM - Embroidery of England - A&S Pavilions - Remy de Paigni - 2 hrs – No Fee: Beginner class teaching the basics of English embroidery through the middle ages. Depending on the wishes of the students, the focus can either be on embroidery after the Reformation, or the more well-known opus anglicanum embroidery of the middle ages. The class will discuss the rise of the art form, the uses of embroidery, both for costumes as well as other uses beyond clothing, as well as how to approach and begin a project. This class is NOT intended to teach the specific stitches, though period stitches and techniques will be touched on. Primarily, this class is to teach how to find or create a design, translate it to fabric, and what uses it should be for. A small number of handouts will be made available, as well as some fabric to practice certain techniques, and the tools to do so, however the class is mostly a discussion and/or lecture. If students wish to bring materials to try more extensively, then it would be prudent to bring fabric, needles, charcoal, paper, and perhaps something to write with.

1 PM - Music from the Odhecaton (1501) - A&S Pavilions - Maistre Galeran Chanterel - 2 hrs - No Fee: Bring your instrument and spend a pleasant hour or two sightreading music from the Odhecaton, the first anthology of music printed using moveable type. This is an intermediate to advanced class. Participants should know how to read music in modern notation and play a musical instrument. Bring a recorder, violin or similar wind or string instrument, and music stand if you have one. Galeran will have recorders and a music stand to share. Youth appropriate. Class size 9.

2 PM - Basic Embroidery 102/Looped Stitches - A&S Pavilions - HL Havoise de Rohan - 2 hrs - $2.50: This class focuses on the basic looped stitches of embroidery and is designed for beginners; no experience is necessary. This is part two of a two part class series. However, the classes are independent of one another. Please bring scissors. Appropriate for ages 15+. Class size 6.

2 PM - Building a Medieval Wedge Tent - Lord Fiorenzo’s camp, next to Rampant Squirrel on Lion's Loop – Lord Fiorenzo - 1+ hrs - No fee: This beginner-level class will instruct students in how to construct a historically accurate wedge tent for under $300. The wedge tent offers easy set-up and tear down, requires very simple construction methods, and uses low-cost materials. This style of wedge tent can also be utilized as a dayshade. Students will be given a tour of the instructor's completed tent and will have ample opportunity to ask questions. This class is intended primarily as a "how-to" class, rather than as a history of wedge tents. Students should know how to use a sewing machine. Please bring a chair or be willing to sit on the grass. NOT youth appropriate; class of 15.

3 pm - Beginning Spinning on a Drop Spindle - A&S Pavilions - Wilhelm Apotheker vom Schwartzwald - 2 hrs - $10: Basic introduction to spinning on a drop spindle. We will cover some of the history of spinning, talk about different fibers, and then learn how to spin wool yarn. The goal of the class is to send the student away with everything they need to create yarn from wool roving. Beginning level, but NOT youth appropriate. Class fee includes: Drop spindle (for you to keep!), 3-4oz wool, and handout.

3 PM - Suminagashi (Japanese Paper Marbling) - A&S Pavilions - Sionji No Hana - 1 hr - Donations accepted: The art of "floating ink" has been used to decorate paper in Japan since the 9th century CE. Ink and water combine to form delicate patterns. MMaterials provided. Children welcome; I hold a Youth background check with the West seneschal. Class of 10.

3 PM - Sing-Along Bardic Workshop - A&S Pavilions - Leah Raedaelf of Pagham, Bard of The Mists - 2+ hrs - No Fee: A workshop designed to get more people singing around the campfire or while doing the dishes. We will talk about ways to get over hurdles like stage fright and being loud enough to be heard, while singing songs from a highly biased selection of material that includes period songs, out of period trad music, SCA originals and filk. Youth appropriate with supervision. No class size limit.

4 PM - Basic Youth Armored Combat - Grassy area near A&S Pavilions - Lord Gianni Gabriello Dellamora - 1.5 hrs - No Fee: This class focuses on the basics of youth armored combat and interaction; no experience is necessary. If youth have weapons or armor, please bring and wear; however, neither armor nor weaponry is essential. Age 9 and up. Class size 16.

4 PM - Basic Event Cooking and Preparation - CAMP ITALIA, Area A, nw of Cooks - HL Angela Rosa Dellamora - 1.5 hrs - No Fee: This class focuses on how to manage feeding your encampment with well cooked food and NOT spending the whole event in the kitchen! Not youth appropriate. Class size 12.

Friday

10 AM - All About Woad; What to do to get Blue! – held next to Merchant 12, Barefoot Cordwainer - Claire le Deyare, HL & Marya Kargashina, HL - 2 hrs - $5: A discussion of historical and modern practices of dye extraction from woad (Isatis tinctoria) and its' uses, as well as a hands on use of a traditional fermented urine woad vat. Prepare to go blue! Bring items to dye. Langlois has a wool shop for those who forget. Rubber gloves will be provided. This will be a hands on messy class! Not youth appropriate; maximum class size 8.

10 AM - Carve a Simple Block for Printing - A&S Pavilions – Magistra Fjorlief In Haga - 2 hrs - $5: Learn to make a simple hand-carved stamp for printing on paper or fabric. Students must be comfortable using sharp tools. Instructor will provide all supplies and some tools. *Please bring a small design (max 2″ square) to work with. Class is suitable for beginners, but NOT Youth appropriate. Class size 8. This class is a companion class to the Block Printing class at 1 pm by Marya Kargashina.

10 AM - Making Roman Jewelry – A&S Pavilions - Domina Tullia Saturnina, JdL - 2 hrs - $10:  Learn to make Roman jewelry - either a bracelet or 2 pairs of earrings (two different styles). Includes a discussion of the Roman aesthetic, and how to make your work more authentic. Kits provided will contain instructions and all supplies, with period-appropriate gemstones (pearls, amethyst, tiger eye, garnet, etc). $10 materials fee. Small pliers / wire cutters will be provided, but bring yours if you have them. Beginner / Intermed. Class size 10, age 14+.

11 AM - Remedies for Infection, Wound Care and Pain - A&S Pavilions – HL Seamus O’Caellaigh - 2+ hrs - $5: A beginner class that is part of the An Tir Apothecary Guild "Apothecary Basics" class set. A hands-on class that covers various treatments from pre-1600's herbals. Make treatments that were used to fight infection, treat wounds, and pain. All the herbs, mortars and pestles, and treatment supplies will be included. Bring a chair and a writing utensil if desired. Class size 12; While 12 is the max for the class, more are welcome to listen, but only 12 sets of supplies will be provided.

1 PM - Ancient Chinese Kite Making – A&S Pavilions - HL Marcus Valerius Taurus - 2 hrs - No Fee: This class is kind of an experiment in the construction of early chinese kites. I have to stress that this is an experiment. But it will be hands on, and lots of fun, even if none of the kites fly. Materials provided. Youth appropriate. Class size 6.

1 PM - The Ancient Art of Kolrosing - A&S Pavilions - HL Alizand Thorgeirsson nee LeFevre - 1 hr:  ***Class description is not showing on the Excel document at present***

1 PM - Block Printing on Fabric – A&S Pavilions - Marya Kargashina - 2+ hrs - $10: Beginner class, companion class to block carving taught by Fjorlief In Haga earlier in the day. This class will cover the history of printed fabrics in period, then jump into using a practical adaptation of medieval fabric printing techniques using modern materials. Tools, blocks, and inks provided, bring your own fabric (at least1/2 yard of smooth linen, silk, wool, or cotton) for printing. Light colored fabric is preferred. Class size 10.

2 PM - Medieval Repertoire and Arrangement - A&S Pavilions - Maistre Galeran Chanterel - 3 hrs - No Fee: Much music from the Middle Ages survives as only lyrics and melody, though we know that performances included instrumental accompaniment. This workshop explores strategies for arrangeing such pieces of music for performance, and for making performances of newly written songs sound more medieval. In the first half, we will learn a few songs from the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries, and discuss some arrangement strategies. In the second, we will work together (or in small groups) to create and perform an arrangement of at least one of these. This is an advanced class; performers should be able to read music and sing, play an instrument or both. Pure vocalists or instrumentalists are welcome. Bring an instrument and music stand if you have one. Harps and guitars are particularly appropriate. Galeran will have a harp, recorders, percussion and a music stand to share. Teenagers who play or sing are welcome. Class size 12.

3 PM - Period Traditions in Tea – A&S Pavilions - Sionji No Hana - 1 hr - Donations accepted: An overview of the history of tea in East Asia, particularly China and Japan, with samples to taste. Not youth appropriate; class of 10.

3 PM - Beginning Norse Applique and Embroidery - A&S Pavilions - Baroness Farleigh Greyerbiehl - 2 hrs - $5: This will be a beginner's class in how to do applique work in the Norse style. Students will learn basic stitches such as blanket stitch, chain stitch, and couching stitch. By the end of the class the student will have a small haversack. Ages 12+. Class of 5.

4 PM - The Clothing of Moshchevaya Balka - A&S Pavilions - Cynehild Eskalya Thegnestre - 2 hrs - $2: The Moschevaya Balka finds date from the 8th through 9th centuries (per Anna Ierusalimskaya, there is some debate here), are located on the Russia/Georgia border near Sochi, and are associated with the Alans or Adygo-Alanic tribes. This presentation will situate the finds in their geographic and historical context and discuss both male and female clothing displayed therein. This class is open to folks of any level. Some knowledge of Central Asian/Caucasian geography is useful, but not required. Handouts provided. Ages 14+. Class size 10. 

Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM --- QUEEN’S CHOICE A&S TOURNEY --- Pavilion 4A and B

10 AM - Handspinning With A Distaff - A&S Pavilions - Lady Sadb An Fheadha - 2 hrs - $15: Class level: Int Have you always wondered how those folks in the Middle Ages got all their yarn spun? Are you struggling to make your yarn fine, smooth, and even enough for sewing or weaving? Do you simply want to add another style of spinning to your lexicon? Join me in Handspinning with a Distaff to learn how to spin the way Medieval Europeans did it – with wool on a stick! Students should be familiar with making yarn through spinning with any tool (wheel, spindle, etc.) Materials provided: spindle, whorl, fiber, distaff. Youth appropriate. Class size 8.

10 AM - Carve a Simple Block for Printing - A&S Pavilions – Magistra Fjorlief In Haga - 2 hrs - $5: Learn to make a simple hand-carved stamp for printing on paper or fabric. Students must be comfortable using sharp tools. Instructor will provide all supplies and some tools. *Please bring a small design (max 2″ square) to work with. Class is suitable for beginners, but NOT Youth appropriate. Class size 8. This class is a companion class to the Block Printing class at 1 pm by Marya Kargashina.

11 AM - Poisons And Antidotes - A&S Pavilions – HL Seamus O’Caellaigh- 2+ hrs - $5: A beginner class that is part of the An Tir Apothecary Guild "Apothecary Basics" class set. A lecture and hands-on class that covers various poisons, antidotes, and the theriac. The lecture portion of the class will cover the poisons and the hand-on portion of the class will recreate some antidotes from pre-1600's herbals. Bring a chair and pencil if desired. Class size 12; While 12 is the max for the class, more are welcome to listen, but only 12 sets of supplies will be provided.

1 PM - Advanced Fingerloop Braiding - A&S Pavilion – Idonia Sherwood - 2.5 hours - $1: Already know the basic braids, want to expand your knowledge of fingerloop braiding? In this class we will focus on 2 person fingerloop braids to learn how to make some of the most advanced patterns for braids. Partners are not required - students will pair off in class to make samples. Class fee includes braiding materials for samples and handout. Not Youth Appropriate. Class size 8.

1 PM - Basic Diapering (not for babies) aka Easy Borders & Fills for Scrolls - A&S Pavilion – HL Christel Leake - $5: Diapering is a medieval technique used to decorate and fill blank spaces and borders on scrolls or in illuminated manuscripts. It is often recognized as "white work" over dark colors or "grid work" in backgrounds though is done in all colors. In this class you'll get a chance to learn how to do at least 10 different patterns or designs taken from a medieval bestiary and how to create your own designs. This class involves inspecting and recreating fine detailed hand work so glasses or magnifying glasses may be useful to some as needed. $5/per person to cover supplies. Students receive a color handout and practice sheets, practice paper, and a white ink pen to practice with. Children ages 8 to older teens welcome with parent supervision. Class size 12.

2 PM - Bardic Repertoire Exchange - A&S Pavilions - Maistre Galeran Chanterel - 2 hrs - No Fee: Come join other bards and performers to spend a pleasant hour or two teaching each other favorite songs or tales. Pieces written for the SCA are welcome, as are pieces written long ago. This is an opportunity to help others expand their repertoire while also learning something in exchange. Bring five to ten copies of whatever you would like to share with other performers, such as sets of lyrics (with or without chords and notated melody, or an outline of a story. A small notebook will likely be helpful. Appropriate for all levels of skill. Class size 10.

4 PM - What is YAFA? The Youth And Family Achievement Program - A&S Pavilions - HL Alizand Thorgeirsson née LeFevre - No Fee: Basic overview of the Society program for youth. This overview includes Family and Mentor participation FAQ's as well as information on Tokens available. Q&A time will be available for those with questions! Class size 20.

4 PM - The Basics of Handspinning - A&S Pavilions - Lady Sadb An Fheadha - $10: Are you new to spinning? Have you spun before but forgotten how? Do you want a better understanding of how fiber becomes yarn? This class will teach you about spinning wool from prepared fiber at the basic level. Learn about twist, friction, and how to make happy yarn! This is a beginner-level class. Youth appropriate. Materials provided: spindle, whorl, and fiber. Class size 8. 

A&S displays

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Cooks' playdate

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Youth Point

This year the An Tir and West Kingdom Youth Ministers are working together to bring the children of both kingdoms something a little different. With An Tir working to implement YAFA and the West rolling out its own Page School program, Youth Point will be run with a series of Arts and Sciences classes geared toward youth.

We’ll be working with teachers to try to get a wide variety of classes, while maintaining the necessary safety requirements for youth. Most classes will be held out of the Youth Point pavilions and anytime classes are being held, there will be options such as coloring available for those who need a quiet activity.

Thursday Class Instructor Location Notes
10:00 AM Lapidary 1 (YAFA Div. 1) Alizand Thorgeirsson nee LeFevre YP
11:00 AM Beginning Sewing: Make a Haversack Johanna Ludwiger von Hertesbergk YP
12:00 PM
1:00 PM Youth point fun "gilding" class Basia Pomorska YP
2:00 PM Drop Spindle HL Brigitta Riegers von Wolfratshausen YP Ages 8+, Max 8 students
3:00 PM
4:00 PM Making paint from dirt Antonia Crivelli YP
5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM Clay Construction (YAFA Div. 1) Maestra Elsbeth Cameron Reannag Teine - Merchant 23 Class Fee: $5
11:00 AM
12:00 PM Youth Officer Meet & Greet An Tir & West Kingdom Youth Officers YP  
1:00 PM Beginning Archery (YAFA Div. 1) Feradach the Beardless Archery Range
1:00 PM Basic Knitting HL Brigitta Riegers von Wolfratshausen YP Ages 10+, Max 10 students, students provide supplies
2:00 PM
3:00 PM Youth Bardic: Storytelling by the Numbers Leah Raedaelf of Pagham YP
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM Weaving 101 Safiya bint Zakariya al-Tayyib YP  
11:00 AM Heraldry 101 (YAFA Div. 1) Tsukime of Madrone YP
12:00 PM Period Spinning Lady Sadb an Fheadha YP
1:00 PM Lawn Games Annora of River Haven Behind YP
1:00 PM Spinning & Knitting Follow-up HL Brigitta Riegers von Wolfratshausen YP
2:00 PM Heraldry 102 (YAFA Div. 1) Tsukime of Madrone YP
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM

YOUTH CLASSES:

Lawn Games with Annora of Riven Haven - 3 medieval lawn games including bocce and kubb. Class to be held behind Youth Point.

Lapidary (YAFA Div. 1) with Alizand Thorgeirsson - Brief history of the gems and metals used in jewelry. Students will create a necklace or bracelet to take home.

Period Spinning Basics with Lady Sadb an Fheadha - In the Middle Ages, spinning was a vital skill taught to children and practiced throughout a person's life. Come learn the basics of spinning using a period spindle, and develop expertise that will carry you through your SCA lifetime!

Basic Clay Construction (YAFA Div. 1) with Maestra Elsbeth Cameron - Youth under 10 can make a figurine. Those 10 years old and up will learn to do a coil vessel followed with painting the pieces with underglaze. Meets YAFA Div 1 Pottery Class fee of $5 for shipping to get the finished pieces back to the kids. Parents welcome to join in as it is a fun class for all. Class will be held at Reannag Teine - Merchant 23.

Heraldry 101 and 102 (YAFA Div. 1) with Tsukime of Madrone 101 - Learn about tinctures, field divisions, complex lines, and ordinaries in SCA heraldry. We'll go over the basics of constructing and blazoning a simple device. Meets YAFA Div 1 Heraldry 102 - Learn more about charges and how to use them in SCA heraldry. We'll discuss posture and orientation, and briefly touch on accessorizing.

Youth Bardic: Story-telling by the Numbers with Leah Raedaelf of Pagham - Story-telling technique that uses numbers as a way to organize ideas and keep the story moving.

Beginning Archery for Children (YAFA Div. 1) with Feradach the Beardless - Beginning archery and range safety class for children. Class will be held on the archery range. Meets YAFA Div 1

Drop Spindling with HL Brigitta Riegers von Wolfratshausen - Youth ages 8 and up. Max class size 8. Instructor will provide a period bottom whorl spindle and practice fiber. A followup session for those with questions will be offered on Saturday.

Beginning Knitting with HL Brigitta Riegers von Wolfratshausen - Youth 10 and up. Max class size 10. Please bring a pair of knitting needles size US 7-10 (Only one size needed to fit child's hands.) A ball of Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn (Lily's Sugar & Cream is perfect) in any solid color other than black. I'll try to have some extra needles and yarn. Students will learn how to knit a dishcloth. A followup session for those with questions will be offered on Saturday.

Making Paint from Dirt with Antonia Crivelli - Make paint the way Giotto did, from colorful clay. Kids will have the opportunity to paint on gessoed wood and can take home a shell of usable pigment.

Youth point fun "gilding" class with Basia Pomorska - Kids and adults alike will have lots of fun making a textured 'gilded' letter or Basia Pomorska picture on aluminum and cardboard.

Beginning Sewing with Johanna Ludwiger von Hertesbergk - Learn running stitch and whip stitch while making a haversack to keep. Children under age eight will need to bring a grown-up helper.

Weaving 101 with Safiya bint Zakariya al-Tayyib - Learn the basics of weaving while making a fun rug for your cup. This project is highly portable. Adult assistance will be needed for children under the age of 8.

 Youth Officer Meet & Greet - Come meet the youth officers for An Tir and West Kingdoms and learn about the programs both kingdoms use.

Check back soon for more information on classes. If you would like to teach a class, please email.

Also check out the Youth Service Initiative.