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New this year for TUA classes are three permanent shelters. These were financially sponsored by Avacal TUA supporters, Shire of Bordergate, and personal individuals. Pavilions built by Matteao (Mathieu Mercier). Photo credit Pol the Blackfist (Wayne Stark).

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Classes for Quad War 2018

 

FRIDAY

Black Smithing (This class will run four times twice Friday, twice Saturday) Instructor: Henry Hamilton

Friday 1pm-3pm Henry Hamilton’s Forge
Friday 4pm-6pm Henry Hamilton’s Forge
Saturday 9am-11am Henry Hamilton’s Forge
Saturday 3pm-5pm Henry Hamilton’s Forge
Learn the techniques and safety skills of a black smith from Henry Hamilton of Ferrebral Iron works https://www.facebook.com/Ferrebralironworks/ . This is a hands-on approach to blacksmithing.
Students must wear non-melty fabrics, closed shirts (preferably long sleeve), closed-top footwear (no sandals or slippers), no dangly hair (bring tie-backs) and of course come with a willingness to learn and we should have loads of fun!
Age minimum requirement 15+, all students will be asked to sign an additional waiver
Class Length: 2-2 ½ hours
Cost: $40
Max number of students per session: 4

Tall Tales, Spooky Stories, and No Kidding, There I Was... Instructor: Rosaline Hampton

Friday 7pm-9pm Bardic Circle
Do you have a story you are itching to share? Not sure how to tell it? Worry no longer! This class is a direct, hands on workshop where we will take your stories and tweak them into wonderful, over the top crowd pleasers. Wow your friends and family with your amazing ability to enthrall or frighten them, or send them into waves of side stitching laughter. Bring yourself, a way to take notes if you desire, and a story you're itching to share.
Class Length: 2 hours
Cost: One awesome story to share!
Max number of students: no limit

SATURDAY

Pennsic 101 Instructors: HG Inga and HL Arwyn

Saturday 9am – 10am TUA Shelter 1
Pennsic is the largest KW event and is held for 2 weeks at Coopers Lake Campground in Pennsylvania an hour north of Pittsburg. Learn about what happens at Pennsic, how to get there, site rules (that are different than our camping events), things to do, where Avacal's camping is, what services are on site and much more. Bring your questions. Both for the dreamers and those attending this year.
Class Length: 1 hour
Class Cost: Free
Max Students: No limit

Basic Fire Building Instructor: Onund Gunderson

Saturday 9am – 10am TUA Shelter 3
This class is intended for the novice and deals with the fundamentals of starting and keeping a basic campfire going. Students: This is a hands-on class. Please bring a small hand axe or hatchet. Wear practical clothing made of natural fiber if possible. As this course involves potentially dangerous sharp and scorch-y elements, minors who wish to take this class must be accompanied for the duration by a responsible adult.
Class length: 1hr
Cost: $1.00 for the handout. Wood sufficient for the course is provided free of charge.
Max number of students: 10

Warping (Tabby) on a Warp Weighted Loom Instructor: Mistress Sadb

Saturday 10am – noon TUA Shelter 1
Learn the 2 basic ways of warping a Warp Weighted Loom. This is a hands on course. Students should have a basic idea of how weaving works. Students should bring a chair and any note taking supplies.
Class Cost: $0
Class Length: 2 hr
Max number of students: 4

Largesse - Making Wooden Peg Dolls Instructor: Rowyn Arden the Bard

Saturday 10am – noon TUA Shelter 2
Sturdy little wooden peg dolls are a favorite of children’s imaginations. All supplies will be provided for the students to paint their own creation. Male and female forms available, as well as paints, brushes, glue and embroidery floss for hair and bits of felt for hats. At the end, keep the doll, donate to largess or give as a gift. Some painting ability required.
Cost: $5.00 for all supplies.
Class Length: 2 hours
Max number of students: no limit

What to wear? Instructor: Ladyship Adelheid Holtzhauer - Avacal Minister of Arts & Science

Saturday 10am – 11am TUA Shelter 3
New to the SCA? Looking to change your persona? Maybe a little bit of time drift is in your future. This will be a discussion of men’s and women’s clothing throughout Western Europe spanning the SCA period. We won’t be getting into many regional specifics of dress, this will be a generalized class geared to eras rather than regions.
Class Length: 1hr
Cost: $2 for printing
Max number of students: no limit

Basic Bronze Sandcasting:  Instructor: Don Caiaphas, OWS

Saturday 10am – 2pm - Fire Work area by Kilns
This class shows the techniques necessary to do basic copper, bronze, silver, and gold sandcasting. The class focuses on each student producing one of two styles of sword pommels cast from bronze: either a 10th century longsword pommel (Norse) or a 16th century rapier pommel (excellent for balancing out a rapier that can be used in SCA rapier combat). However, the techniques shown can be used to produce other items as well. (contact the instructor if you would like to cast a different item to see if it is feasible) Techniques taught include high temperature casting, making suitable different compositions of bronzes for different projects, how to get clean casts without inclusions and defects, object duplication through casting, and basic casting safety.
Class Cost: $0
Class Length: 2 hrs+
Max number of students: 10

The Skjoldehamn Hood. Instructor: Coryn of the Wode

Saturday 11am – noon Behind Coryn’s Cabin
This simple hood, which can be made from less than 1 meter of material, is a useful accessory for all Norse personae. Bring your own material (preferably wool, well-washed, and ironed as needed) or purchase material for $5.00. Start sewing this hood in class and finish it on your own.
Class Length 1 hour
Cost $1.00 for handout, plus material if needed.
Max number of students: 10

Weaving (Tabby) on a Warp Weighted Loom Instructor: Mistress Sadb

Saturday 1pm – 2pm TUA Shelter 1
Hands on weaving on a Warp Weighted Loom This is a hands on course. Students should have a basic idea of how weaving works. Students should bring a chair and any note taking supplies.
Class Cost: $0
Class Length: 2 hr
Max number of students: 4

Largesse - Making Felt Puppets. Instructor: Rowyn Arden the Bard

Saturday 1pm – 3pm TUA Shelter 2
Soft felt puppets for little hands or fingers to play with, create stories about and have good fun with! Students can choose a hand puppet or finger puppets to sew. All patterns and materials are provided. Students can take away their creation, and a pattern for both types of puppets. Donate your finished puppet to Largesse, gift it, or keep it for yourself! Students should know, or be willing to learn, the basic running stitch. For hand puppets, some embroidery of the “face” is needed. For finger puppets, be prepared to work with small pieces.
Class Length: 2 hours
Cost: $5.00 for all supplies
Max number of students: no limit

The Sclavine. Instructor: Coryn of the Wode

Saturday 1pm – 2pm Behind Coryn’s Cabin
This loose-fitting garment was a popular "coat" for travellers (especially pilgrims) in western Europe in the 13th to 15th centuries. It has semicircular sleeves which allow a wide range of arm movements. The handout has many images from manuscripts as well as directions for making your own sclavine.
Class Length 1 hour
Cost: $1.00 for handout.
Max number of students: 10

Largesse - Making Stuffed Felt Dragons Instructor: Rowyn Arden the Bard

Saturday 3pm – 5pm TUA Shelter 2
Delightful little dragons are easy to make and kids adore them. Learn how to put one together and either donate it to Largesse or make a gift of it. These are soft, easy for little hands to hold, and have no glued on parts that might detach. Students can choose one of the pre-cut kits, and will receive a pattern so they can make more. Students should know, or be willing to learn, the basic running stitch.
Cost: $5.00 for all supplies.
Class Length: 2 hours
Max number of students: no limit

Introduction to European Medieval Medicine Instructor: HL Elizabeth Stafford/Huszar Ilona

Saturday 3pm – 5pm TUA Shelter 3
Short introduction to how people in medieval Europe viewed illness and tried to treat it. We will discuss folklore, as well as the learned teachings of Galen. This class will include information on sex, sexuality, feminism, hysteria, masterbation, and many topics that might make it seem more interesting than just pure medicine. However, if you don't feel comfortable talking about menstruation and childbirth, it might not be a good class for you. It should also link nicely to the class on Identifying Local Flora.
Class Length: 2 hours
Cost: $1.00 fee to cover the cost of handouts
Max number of students: no limit

Mead -- Beyond the Basics. Moderator: Coryn of the Wode

Saturday 3pm – 4pm Behind Coryn’s Cabin
This is not so much a class as an opportunity for mead makers to discuss the choices they make during the brewing process. Please feel free to bring recipes and samples of your mead to share with others. Those who do not make mead but have a good understanding of brewing are welcome to join us.
Class Length about 1 hour
No cost, no handout
Max number of students: no limit

Ropes and Knots Instructor Lady Fiske

Saturday 4pm – 5pm TUA Shelter 1
How to tie them and what they are used for.
Class Length 1 hour
Cost: free
Max number of students: 6

Pyrography Instructor: Camulius Adamsson

Details TBA
Class Length: 1 hr
Class Cost: 10$ for materials

SUNDAY

Identifying Local Flora Instructor: Onund Gunderson

Sunday 10am – 11am Meet at TUA Shelter 1
This informal class identifies some of the useful plants that can be found on site. No handout. Students: Please dress in comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes and a hat. Bug spray and sun block are strongly suggested. Bring water. A copy of "Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rockies" or "Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada" (Lone Pine Press, commonly available at bookstores or Superstore) is handy to have but not essential in order to take this course. It is recommended that you bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Class length: 2 hrs, extensive walking involved
Cost: Free
Max number of students: no limit

CHILDREN'S CLASSES

(Please note: TUA would like parental accompaniment present for any kids in any classes - for everyone's safety.)

Kids are Bards Too!! Instructor: Rosaline Hampton

Saturday 2pm – 3pm Beside the Bakehouse
Did you know that you can be a bard too? In fact, I bet you already are! Come find out how!
Class Length: 1 hour
Cost: Bring me a song, story, dance, etc. Let me see what you can do!
Max number of students: No Limit

Basic Ring Making (Divisions 1-4 YAFA)  Instructor: Don Caiaphas, OWS

Saturday 9am – 10am Beside the Bakehouse
This class shows how to make a copper ring by cutting copper, hammering, and then sizing using a rondel.
Class time: 1 hour
Cost: $0
Max number of students: 10

 

 

Teachers for classes are now being accepted.

Please email kataryna_dragonweaver@yahoo.com with the following info

Your name (as you'd like it advertised):
Class name:    Class description:    Class length (2 hours is standard but we accept longer or shorter):
Class cost (if you are concerned we accept anything from free to what ever your per student cost is as an answer):
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Thanks!
-Mistress Kataryna (MKA Susan Koziel)

 

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